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11:13 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Logitech Harmony Touch remote pops up unannounced at Best Buy
It's been a long time since we've seen any new blood refreshing Logitech's line of universal remotes, but after indications of new devices on the way in an earnings call earlier this year tipster An...
11:13 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Logitech Harmony Touch remote pops up unannounced at Best Buy (Update: Pictures)
It's been a long time since we've seen any new blood refreshing Logitech's line of universal remotes, but after indications of new devices on the way in an earnings call earlier this year tipster An...
10:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 9.29.12: 3D pictures of the moon, 4D clocks and laser-controlled worms
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Dimensions, they're like buses. You wait for ages, and then three come along at once. And then a...
08:48 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Hard drive shipments recover from floods in Thailand, expected to reach record high
Last year's floods in Thailand caused hard drive shortages after wreaking havoc on a number of electronics manufacturers, but new stats from IHS iSuppli indicate that the HDD market for PCs has full...
07:03 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Cubify lets you skin, 3D print your own personal Android
Sick of letting everyone else skin your Android for you? 3D printing service Cubify is helping you fight back with Bugdroids, a customizable version of Google's lovable green mascot. You can change ...
05:41 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messenger 2.0 for iPhone brings new design to conversations, swipe left for friends list
Facebook debuted the new look of its dedicated Messenger app on Android last week and and just as promised, now it's available on the iPhone as well. Facebook Messenger 2.0 brings a new SMS-style bu...
04:13 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget US Cellular expands its Windows Phone catalog with the ZTE Render for $80
Most Windows Phone enthusiasts have their sights set on large trophy-like targets, but if you have more modest goals in mind, then US Cellular's latest acquisition might be just what the doctor orde...
02:23 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Modbook Pro to launch with SSD storage, up for pre-order October 3rd
It wasn't all that long ago that Modbook Inc's CEO, Andreas Haas, made the mac-in-tablet Modbook Pro official, now we're learning that the super-slate will launch with high performance SSD storage. ...
12:38 pm EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 L-series tutorial videos surface online, give a literal peek at the future (video)
Those of us who've used a BlackBerry PlayBook will be familiar with the inevitable first-boot tutorials showing how to navigate the swipe-driven interface before we're let loose. Thanks to a series ...
10:56 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Logitech promises continued support for Squeezebox, says it won't force a switch to UE Smart Radio
With Logitech's Squeezebox platform having quietly and unexpectedly reached its EOL status, the company found it necessary to let its customers know where they stand going forward. In a very detaile...
09:11 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Scape, Brian Eno's new ambient music creation app is now available on the iPad (video)
Music making apps for the iPad are ten-a-penny, but when it's the brainchild of a super-producer like Brian Eno, you have to take notice. Scape is the third of his collaborations with Peter Chilvers...
07:26 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Touch Bionics releases new prosthetic fingers, flip the old ones the bird
The only upgrades available for our puny human hands are gaming controller calluses, but if you're sporting an i-LIMB digits hand prosthesis, you can now grab a set of improved fingers. Touch Bionic...
07:26 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Touch Bionics releases new prosthetic fingers, flips the old ones the bird
The only upgrades available for our puny human hands are gaming controller calluses, but if you're sporting an i-LIMB digits hand prosthesis, you can now grab a set of improved fingers. Touch Bionic...
05:41 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Sony starts delivering Ice Cream Sandwich update to Xperia go, Xperia U and Xperia sola
Well, it looks like Sony's in-house software developers have decided this is the perfect week to deliver delicious treats to a large portion of the company's mobile lineup. Not long after outing upd...
03:59 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Xi3 goes the crowdfunding route for future X3A, X7A modular PCs (video)
Xi3 has been one of the more inventive PC builders in the field, designing its Modular Computers in the belief that small, more upgradable desktops are the way of the future. The company is planning...
02:32 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget PBS draws link between digital music ethics and magic spells, somehow makes it look simple (video)
AAC files and the arcane don't have much in common on the surface. After some digging, however, PBS' Idea Channel has found that magic is an uncannily good analogy for digital music rights and expla...
01:36 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget FCC votes in favor of rethinking spectrum holding rules, goading broadcasters into wireless selloffs
FCC meetings can be momentous occasions under the right circumstances, although it's seldom the case that we see the agency pass two potentially far-reaching measures in one sitting, like we just sa...
01:01 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Prometheus Blu-ray specs unveiled, arrives with seven hours of extras October 9th (video)
While Ridley Scott's latest flick is already available on just about every downloadable movie store you could name, Prometheus is still a few weeks away from making its debut on disc and now Fox has...
12:41 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II variants for AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon possibly caught at the FCC
It's no secret that Samsung plans to bring the Galaxy Note II to many US carriers by mid-fall. Even so, getting there requires the FCC's blessing -- which makes us glad to see the regulator approve ...
12:21 am EDT - Sat, September 29, 2012
Engadget Nokia Parking helps you find and pay for a spot, we go hands-on (video)
Parking in Paris is a nightmare. No, it's worse -- it's bad enough to keep you awake at night, worrying that your precious machine will be scratched up or simply missing the next morning. Nokia, at ...
11:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget PSA: $25 Google Play credit for Nexus 7 ends this weekend
Those who have been keeping a close eye on Google's 7-inch, Jelly Bean-loaded Nexus 7 would know that the company kindly includes 25 bucks worth of Play credit with any purchase of said tablet. Unfo...
11:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget US Appeals court rules Motorola can't enforce injunction against Microsoft in Germany... again
In another face of the ever turning world of patent battles, Reuters reports Microsoft has snagged a victory over Motorola as the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in its favor today. Motorola h...
10:32 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget This is the carbon fiber core of Ferrari's first hybrid
Ferrari has already said that it will never make an electric car -- at least, not while Luca di Montezemolo is in charge -- but we already know that a hybrid Ferrari is in the cards. And, this is wh...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget For Nokia, helping the competition find its way is good business
Financially, Nokia is in bad shape. It lost a billion dollars last quarter, which is only good news when you look at the quarter before that, which shows a $1.7 billion loss. Despite all this, Chris...
09:34 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Google optimizes Flight Search for tablets, makes booking trips easier
It feels like it was only yesterday that we were praising Google for giving us access to a plethora of handy, everyday tools -- oh wait, it was yesterday. At any rate, today the folks from Mountain ...
09:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details its own Windows 8 rollout, lessons learned from 'dogfooding'
If a company won't use its own products, how can it expect others to? Many customers, especially on the enterprise side of the equation, are understandably a little wary of the drastic change that a...
08:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget PSA: iPhone 5 available in 22 more countries, on Cricket and US regional carriers galore
Disappointed that your country or favorite carrier missed the initial cut for the iPhone 5 launch? Odds are that you're all good now. Worldwide, 22 more countries have joined the mix as of today, in...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Wikipad CEO James Bower defends his gaming tablet's $500 pricing, why one device beats two
No matter which way you cut it, the Android-based Wikipad gaming tablet -- dubbed as much despite not having any connection to Wikipedia -- is unusually expensive. As a 10.1-inch Android tablet, it'...
07:50 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Kodak dropping out of the consumer inkjet printer business in 2013
More gloomy news from Kodak: the company just announced that it will stop selling consumer inkjet printers in 2013 and instead focus its efforts on commercial printing products. This decision hardly...
07:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit tells Judge Koh to revisit Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction
One of the hallmarks of the US judicial system is its seemingly inexhaustible system of appeals -- a system for which Samsung is likely most grateful at the moment. Its earlier entreaty to Judge Luc...
06:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Indian government tells carriers to end 3G roaming pacts, doesn't stop to explain why
For those of us on the outside, India's telecommunications setup can seem a little murky. While the country has 900 million mobile connections, for example, there hasn't been a valid 2G license in o...
06:05 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget How to set up your Raspberry Pi to play Atari 2600 games
So after your brain hurts a bit and you're tired of learning computer science on the Raspberry Pi, you might want to relax with a bit of nostalgia and exercise your thumbs with some retro gaming. Wa...
06:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget HP takes Open webOS 1.0 live, shows it supersized on a TouchSmart (video)
WebOS loyalists have been waiting a long, long time for HP's September launch of Open webOS, but the company has made good on its promise with not a moment to spare. Open webOS 1.0 is now available ...
05:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Amazon breaks down its Kindle Paperwhite light technology (video)
Amazon's certainly not the first company to deliver an illuminated e-reader, but the mega-retailer's psyched about its new Kindle Paperwhite nonetheless, and after playing around with the device a b...
05:12 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget NPD: Android users chew an average 870MB of cellular data per month, youngest gobble the most
Ever wonder how much data you burn through every month on average? If you're an Android user within the US, odds are that it's quite a lot. The NPD Group estimates that Americans of the Google persu...
04:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile leases 7,200 mobile towers to Crown Castle in a 28-year, $2.4 billion deal
T-Mobile's just received a hefty cash boost thanks to a tower-leasing agreement it's entered into with Crown Castle. The deal leases 7,200 wireless towers to the infrastructure firm for a term of 28...
04:19 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: The Parallella project dreams of $99 supercomputers
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
03:51 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Don't mind the zero-emissions Mercedes fuel-cell car behind the invisible curtain (eyes-on video)
Mercedes wanted to make a dramatic statement about how its new B-Class F-Cell car passes through the environment without leaving a trace, so it placed it behind an invisible LED curtain. We wanted t...
03:28 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Apple apologies actually aren't that infrequent, and that's okay
Today, Tim Cook made his first major apology as the CEO of Apple. It probably won't be his last. Despite the obvious knee-jerk reaction regarding the Maps debacle, it's actually interesting that thi...
03:24 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget AT&T 4G LTE adds Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Express and Galaxy Rugby Pro to lineup
Of the four big US carriers, AT&T's always been a solid go-to for variety across its wireless product portfolio. And today, the operator's welcoming a gaggle of Android devices from Samsung to b...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 311 - 09.28.2012
It's been a long time, and we shouldn't have left you without a dope 'cast to Jam to, but we're back, inmates-running-the-asylum style, reporting on the bleeding edge of the future of the #3 mobile ...
02:23 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget GreenGT H2 eyes-on: the first fuel cell-powered racer to tackle Le Mans
The 24 hour race at Le Mans held every year is among the most punishing automotive tests on the planet: race-bred machines running top-speed (or close) for a full day. Recently, gasoline-powered car...
01:54 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Google offers up more high-res places in Maps Earth, intros additional 45-degree imagery
Google's mapping offerings are getting a little bit better this week. The software giant's announced the addition of a slew of high-res aerial and satellite images for 17 cities and 112 countries / ...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 59: Boston's DBC City Bike is putting a new spin on an old design
As the summer comes to a close (as least north of the equator), temperatures are dropping and the leaves are beginning to change their hues. Leisurely strolls and bike rides that had become quite un...
12:55 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook apologizes for Maps mess
Well, it's hardly a secret that customers are unhappy with Apple's new mapping solution in iOS 6. And, while the company has admitted that, perhaps, it's not quite up to snuff yet, it has played dow...
12:46 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Smart Forstars concept EV brings drive-in theater to a wall near you (video)
Auto show concept cars are all whizzy styling and impractical interiors, and Smart's latest offering, the Forstars EV at the Paris Auto Show, has all that in spades. But the stubby car has another s...
12:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget John Rogers returns with a silicon-silk circuit that dissolves inside your body
While you'd be forgiven for not knowing who John Rogers is, he's certainly graced these pages more than once. He's the research chief at the University of Illinois that's previously broken new groun...
11:34 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Neil Young's Pono music service wants to democratize high-quality audio (video)
Neil Young isn't shy when it comes to embracing new technology, something he put beyond question with his latest appearance on The Late show with David Letterman. The artist took the opportunity to ...
10:47 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Build-a-bear's new store concept wants you to choose, love, stuff and fluff with high-tech (video)
If little Johnny thought Build-a-Bear had nothing for his tech-savvy toddler sensibilities, he'd better think again. The plush toy-seller has just launched a new high-tech store concept that it hope...
09:42 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S gets chunky update: better multi-tasking and IR, guest mode, new media apps
The original Tablet S absorbed a few interesting updates in its time and hopefully things will go the same way with its slimmed-down replacement -- the Xperia Tablet S. It's getting off to a good st...
09:42 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Sony Tablet S gets chunky update: better multi-tasking and IR, 'guest mode', new media apps (correction)
The original Tablet S has already absorbed a few interesting updates and now it's getting one more: devices are waking up to an Android 4.0.3 update that brings significant additions like a Guest Mo...
08:54 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Sony makes Olympus rescue pact official with $645 million investment
After months of speculation about who would step in to save the scandal-ridden Olympus' rocky fortunes, Sony has finally opened up its checkbook. The two companies have entered into a "business and ...
08:37 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Ibis hotels to have robots paint art while they track your sleep: no, that's not creepy at all (video)
First they invaded our factories, and now it's our hotel rooms. Is nowhere safe from the robots? In truth, Ibis' upcoming Sleep Art project is very slick, even if it smacks of robot voyeurism. Ibis ...
07:52 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget FAVI's $50 Streaming Stick adds apps, streaming services to any HDTV with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Why get a Smart TV when you can enhance your existing HDTV with a dongle? That's the precise inquiry FAVI is aiming to answer with its SmartStick, a device that lets you access streaming movies, mus...
07:07 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Google gives users an easy out, adds YouTube to Takeout data transfer tool
Breaking up with a web-based ecosystem is hard to do, especially when you have several gigabytes of data invested in a specific platform. However, things just got a whole lot easier for disgruntled ...
06:28 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity rover finds ancient streambed on Mars, evidence of 'vigorous' water flow
Curiosity may have spent a while limbering up for the mission ahead, but now it's found evidence of an ancient streambed on Mars that once had "vigorous" water flow. Photos of two rock outcroppings ...
05:50 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Google adds CardDAV support to contacts for easier syncing with iOS and other third-party devices
The marvelous folks from Mountain View never seem to take a break from working on tools to help make almost everyone's life easier -- even if some of these folks happen to be on the other side. Toda...
05:14 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Sharp takes out $4.6 billion loan while it continues restructuring
Much of the business news out of Japan from Sharp hasn't been good, but for now at least it's worked out a loan agreement to keep rolling. It's still pursuing a deal with manufacturer Hon Hai Precis...
03:42 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray officially set for December 4th, limited edition Bat Cowl revealed
After false starting a couple of weeks ago, the Blu-ray trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is back, and Entertainment Weekly has heard from Warner Bros. that December 4th is the official release date...
03:42 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray officially set for December 4th, limited edition Bat Cowl revealed (Update)
After false starting a couple of weeks ago, the Blu-ray trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is back, and Entertainment Weekly has heard from Warner Bros. that December 4th is the official release date...
02:38 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget ADATA's got an 8.9mm thick portable USB 3.0 drive, limbos under the competition by a millimeter
When it comes to your device being the "world's thinnest" or not can be decided by a single millimeter. Just days after Toshiba unveiled its 9mm-thick 500GB external hard drive, ADATA has knocked a ...
01:37 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget ZTE Engage cleared to land at Cricket on October 2nd for $250
We recently caught first sight of the ZTE Engage at a press event in New York, but while Cricket was more than happy to let us play with its latest smartphone, the carrier stopped short of providing...
01:12 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget NFL Network's Thursday Night Football Xtra app comes to Android
Just in time to arrive alongside some real referees, the NFL Network has expanded the companion app experience for its Thursday night game to include Android users. Now active as the Browns take on ...
12:58 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Exagon Motors Furtive-eGT electric supercar eyes-on
There are few things we love more than custom-crafted carbon fiber cars with meaty all-electric powertrains and torque for miles and miles and miles. So, when we wandered by the display for the Furt...
12:29 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget ZTE shows off new V98 Windows 8 slate, we go hands-on
Intel outed just outed its new Atom SoC, and at its tablet event in San Francisco today, the company had a whole slew of slates packing the Clover Trail silicon on hand. Dell's Latitude 10, the ASUS...
12:05 am EDT - Fri, September 28, 2012
Engadget Kingston Digital SDXC cards arrive with lower price, larger capacities
Kingston's unveiled two new SDXC cards for anyone looking to upgrade the capacity (or performance speed) of their current removable storage of choice without denting the bank balance too much. The S...
11:44 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Moo.com working on NFC-equipped business cards, kicks off limited beta program today
Do you recall those fancy business cards that took a design cue straight out of your adored Facebook Timeline? Well, the company behind such neat idea is now working on bringing cards equipped with ...
11:27 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Simple.TV clarifies shipping dates, tells backers units will start arriving October 10th
According to Simple.TV, there have been articles circulating around the interwebs that may have caused confusion amongst parties interested about the shipping dates of its facile white puck. So, in ...
11:10 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera swings past the FCC with AT&T-capable 3G
Samsung made much ado of the Galaxy Camera coming in both 3G and 4G versions, but it wasn't clear just which carriers would let us upload photos when away from WiFi. The FCC might have just given ou...
10:59 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Mozilla Persona sign-in launches in beta, skips the social networking ball and chain (video)
We all know those web pages where the only alternative to a site-specific login is a social networking account. That's not very reassuring for anyone skittish about linking their commentary to a Fac...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Cellcom to offer iPhone 5 for $149 and up starting Friday
Small carrier Cellcom just announced pricing details for the iPhone 5, which it will offer starting this Friday, September 28th. Apple's latest smartphone will run on the carrier's 3G network, and p...
10:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry reaches App World, sates compulsive chatters
If you own a BlackBerry, it might not have been immediately apparent that Facebook Messenger has been an option since October; unlike with Android or iOS, you had to track down the download on Faceb...
09:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget RIM: first BlackBerry 10 devices to focus on mid-range and up, entry-level may be ready in 2013
RIM's Q2 earnings details have had a common theme of a silver lining to darker clouds, and that edge may have grown a bit brighter with hints of the company's longer-term BlackBerry 10 roadmap. Whe...
09:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Harman shows off its upcomming JBL docks and speakers, we go eyes-on
Harman announced a fair amount of JBL-branded speakers back at IFA, but that wasn't all it had to announce before the year goes out. Today we met with in the company in NYC, where it was ready to sh...
09:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Harman shows off its upcoming JBL docks and speakers, we go eyes-on
Harman announced a fair amount of JBL-branded speakers back at IFA, but that wasn't all it had to announce before the year goes out. Today we met with in the company in NYC, where it was ready to sh...
09:27 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget From the lab: Lumia 920 image stabilization and 808 drop test at Nokia R&D (video)
Yesterday's lab installment gave us an opportunity to pit the Lumia 920 against competing smartphones in a low-light capture scenario, but Nokia's standard battery of tests is used to evaluate and i...
09:05 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Sony's Xperia T is now available on O2 and ThreeUK, Walther PPKS not included
O2 and ThreeUK have announced that they'll be carrying Sony's Xperia T, the phone James Bond totes 'round in Skyfall. He's got a tough decision on his hands depending on which network he chooses, ho...
08:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Facebook Gifts swaps virtual trinkets for real life goods
Remember the Facebook Gift Shop, that place where you could pick up virtual Troll dolls and send them to your friends? Well, it died. But, a phoenix has arisen from its ashes -- Facebook Gifts -- wh...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
We're back! Well, some of us are back. Others of us are looking at fancy cars in Paris, France (*cough* Tim). Brian, Dana and Terrence are in the studio today, and we'll be talking Nokia cameras, Bl...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget RIM posts Q2 earnings: $2.87 billion in revenue, still a $235 million loss
RIM may have given us hope that its transition to BlackBerry 10 has turned a corner, but that doesn't mean the dark clouds have entirely broken just yet. The company's second fiscal quarter saw it g...
08:09 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget RIM posts Q2 earnings: $2.87 billion in revenue, softer $235 million loss
RIM may have given us hope that its transition to BlackBerry 10 has turned a corner, but that doesn't mean the dark clouds have entirely broken just yet. The company's second fiscal quarter saw it g...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget BBC News Channel conducts live video interview over smartphone, goes where satellites can't
We usually associate smartphones in news reporting with citizen journalism, not full-time journalists. However, a confluence of events has just led to the BBC's Nick Garnett becoming a pioneer for m...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget BBC News Channel conducts live video interview over smartphone, goes where satellites can't (update with video)
We usually associate smartphones in news reporting with citizen journalism, not full-time journalists. However, a confluence of events has just led to the BBC's Nick Garnett becoming a pioneer for m...
07:45 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia inks deals to be maps force behind BMW 7-series, bring guidance to new Garmin apps
While all the talk of late is about Cupertino's newfangled Maps application, Nokia's currently keeping busy by doing some behind-the-scenes legwork, including signing new deals with car and navigati...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Intel details Clover Trail tablets: three weeks on standby, 10 hours of use, 'full' Windows 8 experience
You only have to look at the tidal wave of Ultrabooks to know that Intel design specifications can carry a lot of influence with manufacturers. That's why the chip-maker's claims about its latest re...
07:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Sprint Black Friday ad reveals $50 Galaxy S III on November 23rd only
As the holiday season draws closer, bargain hunters and retailers alike are starting to map out their Black Friday game plan. However, if you're balling on a budget and looking to score a stellar sm...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia tipo and tipo dual reach the US in unlocked form, give Americans a taste of dual SIMs
Few of us who live outside of Asia or Eastern Europe know the potential convenience of a dual SIM phone. Own one and you can globetrot, or else keep separate home and work lines without the bulk of ...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget AT&T's new MiFi Liberate is LTE-capable, 'world's first' with touchscreen display
We'll have to give it to AT&T for going with something a wee bit different than what we're accustomed to seeing in the world of handy MiFis -- but with touchscreens apparently being a thing nowa...
06:31 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget BlueStacks teams with AMD to optimize Android App Player for Fusion, Radeon chips (video)
AMD has a disproportionately large $6.4 million investment in BlueStacks, and now we're seeing one clear reason why. The two companies have teamed up to create a special version of the BlueStacks Ap...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G review: T-Mobile's QWERTY slider falls flat
More Info Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G bringing keyboard, longwinded name to T-Mobile September 19th Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G shows off all sides, sticks with new name Samsung Galaxy S ...
05:56 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Niantic Labs launches Field Trip app for Android, helps the working world play hooky
While Apple struggles to figure out how to help its users find their way, the mapping experts at Google have just launched a way to get folks to diverge a bit from their given path. Field Trip, rele...
05:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung asks us to witness 'The Next Big Thing' at an October 24th event in New York City
We're starting to suspect that Samsung has a thing for special events. The company just asked us to clear our calendars for an evening presentation in New York City on October 24th, teasing that the...
05:20 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Bank of America testing QR Code scanning mobile payment system in North Carolina
Mobile payment is still a bit of a wild west at the moment, and seemingly every technological and financial institution has a dog in this fight. Bank of America's not going to just sit idly by and w...
04:51 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 gets Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update
The folks from ASUS gave North American Transformer Pad Prime and Infinity owners a tease yesterday, telling them that the TF201 and TF700 models would receive an update to Android 4.1 within the ne...
04:24 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Second generation Razer Blade hands-on
Razer's second attempt at a gaming laptop is just as sleek as its first try, and even more powerful. The second generation Razer Blade -- Razer Blade 2.0, we're calling it -- packs some serious hard...
04:24 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Second-generation Razer Blade hands-on [update: now with video]
Razer's second attempt at a gaming laptop is just as sleek as its first try, and even more powerful. The second-generation Razer Blade -- Razer Blade 2.0, we're calling it -- packs some serious hard...
04:24 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Second-generation Razer Blade hands-on (update: video)
Razer's second attempt at a gaming laptop is just as sleek as its first try, and even more powerful. The second-generation Razer Blade -- Razer Blade 2.0, we're calling it -- packs some serious hard...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Caption Contest: Eric Schmidt does 'Gangnam Style' with PSY
Did you honestly think Eric Schmidt went all the way to Seoul just to launch the Nexus 7 for South Korea, hang out with Samsung's JK Shin and moan about the patent war with Apple? Of course not. The...
03:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget GNOME 3.6 arrives with new notifications and improved accessibility support
The third update to the third version of Gnome may send numerologists to their calendars, but we're not that way inclined. Instead, the latest bump to the software adds a new Boxes application, a new...
03:17 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 comes to South Korea, causes price envy across the water
If Google-lovin' Koreans were a little jealous after seeing Eric Schmidt turn up in Japan with a Nexus 7-shaped gift under his arm, they needn't be. It looks like the Executive Chairman brought anot...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Eric Schmidt slams patent wars, still has nice things to say about Apple and Samsung
Eric Schmidt's recent trip to Seoul wasn't all spontaneous Gangnam dancing. Google's former-CEO / current executive chair had a lot to say during the Korean launch of the company's Nexus 7 tablet, b...
02:46 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Zeebox second screen TV companion app crosses over to the US, with a boost from Comcast and HBO
While it seems like every network is rolling out its own personal second screen app for tablets and / or phones, over in the UK zeebox has been trying to corner the experience across channels and pr...
02:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Google Play services arrives for Android 2.2 and above, the eager can download directly
Google recently announced to developers the availability of a new "Services" platform, to allow better integration of its core products in 3rd party apps. The update comes in the form of an APK that...
01:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Venturi announces 300HP, 300K America all-terrain EV, coming in 2014
erra If you feel the need to rapidly hit the great outdoors without despoiling it, Venturi just may have your ride -- provided you have about $400,000 to spare. The company just launched the America ...
01:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Dish Network launches nationwide satellite broadband service with ViaSat, Hughes, calls it dishNET
Dish Network's long-gestating tie-up with ViaSat and Hughes has finally arrived under the name dishNET. Sounding like an implement you'd use to clean dirty dinner plates, the nationwide satellite br...
01:23 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Nissan Terra concept takes you and your fuel cell off the beaten path
Your average fuel cell powered car is something like the Mercedes B Class F-Cell: tiny, light and hugely efficient. Nissan is trying to break that rather restrictive preconception with its latest co...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget visits Nokia House wrap-up: Stephen Elop Q&A, Lumia 920 camera tests and more
It's been a whirlwind week of all things Nokia for our Engadget crew here in Helsinki, Finland. With a (nearly) all access pass to the company's glass House in Espoo, we brought you a very candid, v...
12:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget US pricing leaks for incoming Xbox Music service
Following those British-based leaks yesterday, a second mole has now offered us a glimpse at Xbox Music pricing across the Atlantic. It looks like the Zune successor will offer a longer 30-day free ...
12:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Steam for Linux entering private beta in October for just 1,000 users
Next month, Valve is inviting 1,000 fortunate gamers to take part in the first external beta test of Steam for Linux. The trial includes the service itself and one game (which we're taking to be Lef...
12:05 pm EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Production-ready Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar unveiled
We're pretty sure we've suffered some amount of vision loss from staring at the ridiculously bright paint scheme on Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG E-Cell over the past few years. MB has rolled it out at virt...
11:46 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget BMW i3 sheds its skin, shows off carbon skeleton
Want to know how the BMW i3 electric car can be so light (2,800 pounds) despite hauling around a massively heavy battery pack? A lot of it has to do with its carbon chassis. BMW uses something calle...
11:22 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Apple files patent application for 'intelligent automated assistant,' sounds like Siri
Siri's managed to make it into several Apple devices now, so it doesn't shock us to spy the company's attempt to patent the polite (somewhat frosty) tones of its voice navigation system. A pretty de...
11:11 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget FCC chairman green-lights AT&T's use of WCS spectrum for LTE with proposed order
AT&T is close to securing a major victory in its battle against the spectrum crunch. While it's not quite a done deal, FCC chairman Genachowski has submitted a proposed order to FCC commissioner...
10:45 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget European Commission set to fine Microsoft over 2009 browser compliance breach
The European Commission is planning to fine Microsoft for its failure to adhere to a 2009 ruling that required the software giant to offer customers a choice of default web browser. The EU Competiti...
10:34 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920, 820 get official European prices, launching in November
The optical nous of the Lumia 920 won't just be visiting Australia soon. Nokia has revealed that its Windows Phone 8 flagship will arrive in Europe priced at 649 euros ($836), while the Lumia 820 wi...
10:33 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Matrix One drops to $60, moves from impulse purchase to disposable tablet
Well, the Matrix One isn't becoming any more attractive spec-wise as the days pass, but Direct Merchandise Marketing believes they can keep up with the low-priced big boys by under-cutting them even...
10:15 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept is a plug-in shooting brake
The shooting break -- basically a long and low sporty station wagon -- isn't exactly a huge hit in the United States, but in Europe Porsche is pushing that body style to a new level with the Sport T...
10:02 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget LG Display countersues Samsung over OLED patent infringement
The strained relationship between the two tentpoles of Korea's tech industry is starting to wear, now that LG Display has counter-sued its local rival over OLED patents. Earlier this month, Samsung ...
09:42 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu 13.04's final release slated for April, alpha to arrive in December
Quantal Quetzal won't properly launch until October 18th, but a tentative timeline for Ubuntu 13.04 has already appeared on the horizon. Come December 1st, the as-of-yet unnamed version will hit its...
09:23 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget SensoGlove revamp brings automatic pressure check, stops us from strangling our golf swing
Hand rookie golfers a driver and they'll frequently make the classic mistake of gripping the club as though their lives depend on it. A seasoned veteran knows that a little give and take might be ne...
08:57 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung aims to become key player in digital content distribution through company buyouts
The writing has been on the wall ever since Samsung's acquisition of mSpot, but the Korean firm today confirmed to Reuters that it plans to join the ranks of Apple, Google and Amazon in the world of...
08:42 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Chrome for Android update brings Google browser to Intel-powered smartphones
While the Motorola RAZR i hasn't yet hit stores, when it does, it'll now be able to tap into the Chrome Mobile app, following its latest update. We're putting the Intel-powered Android 4.0 phone thr...
08:32 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Foursquare rolls out iPhone 5 iOS 6 update, Explore gains more personalization options
Foursquare is on an update tear. Aside from the "Always On" feature it introduced recently, the company just rolled out a new iPhone update that lets users create more personalized maps. Compatible ...
08:13 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Lexus LF-CC Concept shows the future of touchscreen interiors
We're boots on the ground at the 2012 Paris Auto Show and Lexus is one of the first auto makers to roll out its concept hardware for the show. The company had a few machines to unveil, but the highl...
07:52 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces Australian carriers: Telstra gets the 920, Vodafone and Optus get the 820
Nokia's started its world tour of local announcements in Australia, letting slip that the Lumia 920 is coming to Telstra's LTE network down under. Those with an eye on the cheaper Lumia 820 are in l...
07:30 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Intel details Clover Trail tablets: three weeks on standby, 10 hours of use, 'full' Windows 8 experience
You only have to look at the tidal wave of Ultrabooks to know that Intel design specifications can carry a lot of influence with manufacturers. That's why the chip-maker's claims about its latest re...
06:41 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Verizon FiOS TV Media Server due in the coming months, delivers content to 3rd party devices
Fall is officially here and we're closing in on the final quarter of 2012, a time when products usually get real or fade into the vapor forever. One that we've been waiting to hear about just got a...
06:07 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Telia scraps plans to charge extra for mobile VoIP in Sweden, hikes overall rates in compensation
Telia raised hackles in March when it proposed charging Swedish subscribers extra if they wanted to use voice over IP. On top of the net neutrality issues, the proposed price premium would have been...
05:33 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Google data center in Oklahoma to get 48MW of wind power, boost renewable energy in the Sooner state
Google has made a point of relying on renewable resources for its data centers whenever possible, even down to the cooling. It hasn't had quite as unique an arrangement as what it's planning for its ...
04:53 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend P1 LTE named as EE exclusive in UK, other markets to follow
If you'd wondered what Huawei might bring to the table for the launch of the UK's newly-minted 4G network, your time is up, as the Ascend P1 LTE has been revealed as a national exclusive for EE, wit...
04:41 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu II specs officially unveiled: new CPU, IR, stylus and 'One Key' accessory
Whether or not there's a 5-inch 4:3 aspect ratio spot in the world to fit LG's Optimus Vu is still up for debate, but the company is pressing on and has now officially revealed specs for its follow ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget AMD Trinity desktop chips due next week, promise Core i5-matching power at Core i3 price
Being the industry underdog means you're always in need of a punchy pitch. Fortunately, AMD's latest briefing to journalists in London yesterday contained exactly that: for something like the cost o...
03:40 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Fabricated: Scientists develop method to synthesize the sound of clothing for animations (video)
Developments in CGI and animatronics might be getting alarmingly realistic, but the audio that goes with it often still relies on manual recordings. A pair of associate professors and a graduate stu...
03:14 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm reveals quad-core Snapdragon S4 Play processors, ramps up entry smartphone speeds
Don't think Qualcomm is limiting its quad-core processors to superstar phones. The Snapdragon S4 Play line is growing to include the MSM8225Q and MSM8625Q, parallels to the existing two Play chips t...
02:43 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget MediaTek plans for quad-core chips in budget smartphones by early 2013
As much as MediaTek is known for powering budget smartphones, the company is keen to make a fast track into the big leagues. Or bigger, at any rate. General manager Xie Qingjiang explains to China T...
01:56 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget Google Maps Street View will be available via Mobile Safari in two weeks
According to many of our readers, if Apple's iOS 6 Maps software isn't suitably filling in for the old Google-powered Maps then the quickest workaround is simply using Google Maps as a web app. Whil...
01:17 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget IBM's Mira supercomputer tasked with simulating an entire universe in a fortnight
A universe that only exists in the mind of a supercomputer sounds a little far fetched, but one is going to come to live at the Argonne National Laboratory in October. A team of cosmologists is usin...
12:09 am EDT - Thu, September 27, 2012
Engadget YouTube for Android update brings preloading to Froyo and Gingerbread, YouTube TV queuing
Just because your Android hardware hasn't been upgraded to the most recent (or, next to the most recent) version of the OS doesn't mean you have to miss new features. Google has shipped a new versio...
11:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Apple's A6 CPU actually clocked at around 1.3GHz, per new Geekbench report
As the initial wave of iPhone 5 reviews hit, it looked as if Apple's dual-core A6 processor was sporting a clock speed of around 1GHz. We saw reports (and confirmed with our own handset) ranging bet...
11:05 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: RIM's T.A. McCann on how BB10 is going social
In case you missed Thorsten Heins keynote yesterday, RIM's betting on BB10 becoming the next big thing in mobile computing. Part of Thorsten's plan to put BB10 on top involves deep integration of th...
10:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget FORM 1 delivers high-end 3D printing for an affordable price, meets Kickstarter goal in 1 day
A $2,300 3D printer isn't really anything special anymore. We've seen them as cheap as $350 in fact. But all those affordable units are of the extrusion variety -- meaning they lay out molten plasti...
10:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: I hate passwords
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I get it: The Internet is a dangerous place. People want my stuff...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Libratone intros Zipp: the 'first and only' portable AirPlay speaker, expectedly wrapped in wool (video)
If you've been following the surge of AirPlay speakers that started hitting the market in 2011, you've likely feasted your eyes on the spendy wool-clad systems by Libratone. While its larger Live an...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Libratone intros Zipp portable AirPlay speaker with DirectPlay, expectedly wrapped in wool (update)
If you've been following the surge of AirPlay speakers that started hitting the market in 2011, you've likely feasted your eyes on the spendy wool-clad systems by Libratone. While its larger Live an...
09:43 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Cisco acquires WiFi data firm ThinkSmart Technologies
Networking kingpin Cisco announced on Wednesday that it had acquired ThinkSmart Technologies, a company that analyzes location data by using WiFi technology. ThinkSmart's tech reviews a network's in...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Scoot aims to be Zipcar of electric scooters, launches in SF
Aiming to be the Zipcar of electric scooters, Scoot Networks has officially launched in San Francisco after months of beta testing. Ideal for areas with problematic parking, the Chinese-made scooter...
09:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget TweetDeck for the web slips in expanded tweets and header photos
TweetDeck is Twitter's professional desktop client, though you might not always know it given that the app is sometimes out of step with its more pedestrian siblings. Today, Twitter is presenting a ...
08:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases Jelly Bean update coming to Transformer Pad Prime and Infinity within 72 hours
Oh, ASUS. While it was so forthcoming with an update to Jelly Bean for the Transformer Pad TF300, it has been shy about upgrading the tablet's higher-end cousins. The company must be coming out of i...
08:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget FXI's Cotton Candy finally starts to ship, hopes your sugar rush remains (video)
Way back at CES, FXI's Cotton Candy was a sweet looking slice of Android and / or Linux mini-PC. Since then, the pendroid club has seen quite a few more join its number. However, if you were one of ...
08:14 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Oculus Rift developer kits go up for regular pre-order, catch VR procrastinators
Anyone who's been wanting to make a game for the Oculus Rift headset, but hemmed and hawed during the Kickstarter run, now has a second chance. Oculus has kicked off its own pre-order campaign that ...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 swings through first round of Chinese approvals, may already have China Telecom onboard
Wireless device certifications can sometimes give away a little more of a company's game plan than intended. Case in point: a China Compulsory Certification for the iPhone 5. The expected A1429 vari...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Ice Cream Sandwich update now available for AT&T's Sony Xperia Ion
At long last, the illustrious Android ICS refresh can finally be enjoyed by proud owners of that AT&T-branded Xperia Ion. Naturally, this long-awaited update brings a slew of new features over t...
07:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Dropbox teams up with Facebook to let folks share stuff within Groups
You never really know what to expect when two of the bigger names in tech join forces and announce something fresh. In some cases you may see an end result of things like that RAZR i, but when Dropb...
07:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Amazon launches Vine.com for shoppers who live life on the 'green' edge
Love Amazon's renowned two-day shipping? How about organic eats and other miscellaneous environment-friendly products? If so, then today's your very lucky day. Adding to the endless list of shopping...
06:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget AT&T outs U-verse Easy Remote app for iOS, uses voice and gestures to take control
Not that much time has passed since AT&T announced it was bringing Zuckerberg's social network right to your U-verse-equipped TV, and now those with an iOS device are in for yet another treat. T...
06:33 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Wikipad, the $500 Android gaming tablet (video)
The Wikipad is an anomaly. It's a 10.1-inch, $500 Android tablet aimed squarely at gamers -- an expensive portal to a platform many mobile game developers have abandoned due to piracy. It's got an I...
06:18 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Hubble reveals XDF, the deepest view of the universe ever captured
That picture above is the deepest and most detailed view of the universe ever captured. It's called XDF, or eXtreme Deep Field, and was created using Hubble Telescope data from 2003 and 2004. It com...
06:02 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget O2 to sell upcoming HTC smartphone without a wall charger, says it's part of a 'simple vision'
In what could be considered a relatively strange move, O2 has announced that an upcoming, unannounced HTC smartphone won't come with a wall charger inside the box. According to the Euro carrier, thi...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung SGH-T799 tablet turns up at the FCC wearing T-Mobile's 4G colors
If you liked the look of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 when we reviewed it back in May, but were holding out for a T-Mobile 4G variety, then your patience might soon be rewarded. A Tablet-shaped devic...
05:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Boost Mobile announces the LG Venice: a $220, 4.3-inch handset with Ice Cream Sandwich
It's only been a few days since we saw those leaked shots of what was rumored to be Boost Mobile's own variant of that Optimus L7 -- and, well, today the LG handset sees its official debut on the pr...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget From the lab: Lumia 920 low-light shootout with Nokia 808, iPhone 5, HTC One X and Galaxy S III
It looks like Nokia's controversial marketing move, which involved using pro DSLRs to "simulate" low-light shooting, was even less necessary that the smartphone maker may have thought. During our vi...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Inside Rovio's HQ (video)
When in Helsinki, or rather Espoo, there's only thing left to do after stopping by Nokia's glass House -- visit Rovio's HQ. That's right, the company made famous (and filthy rich) by flinging fowl i...
04:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Google adds mouse lock to stable Chrome 22 for 3D shooter mavens
Google's fast-track approach to updating Chrome gives a different theme to each update: last time, it was all about visual acuity. For the just launched Chrome 22 stable version, the focus swings t...
04:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget RadioShack parts company with CEO James F. Gooch in management shakeup
RadioShack's board of directors have asked current CEO James F. Gooch to step down from his position, effective immediately. While the management team doesn't have a replacement in mind, current CFO ...
03:54 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 SDK gets leaked and peeked (video)
While Microsoft's freshest Mobile OS is still a few weeks away from its big debut, versions of its SDK have begun to crop up online. The peeps over at WPCentral have snagged build 9900 of the softwa...
03:42 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for September 26th: HIS IceQ Radeon HD 7870, SSDs and Skullcandy earbuds
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
03:29 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Fusion Garage's Grid 10 just won't die, preparing comeback as Compal's Smart Pad PBJ40
Usually, once a gadget gets canned it either just disappears or it ends up stumbling back under a different brand. Because, you know, some unfortunate manufacturer may have an orphaned stock to get ...
03:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget ABI Research: LTE subscriptions surpassed WiMAX usage in Q2 2012
WiMAX isn't exactly a fading technology, but LTE is more and more the name of the mobile connectivity game -- at least in Japan, South Korea and the US. That's what ABI Research gleaned from its "4G...
03:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget These are the 23 games launching with the Wii U on November 18
Nintendo's nailing down a specific date for nearly half of its Wii U "launch window" lineup, and it's the same day that the console arrives in North America: November 18. 23 games will land at retai...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget JEDEC announces final DDR4 RAM specification
A couple of companies have been jumping the gun on DDR4 production, but the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association is finally bringing order to the industry by releasing its official standard for ...
02:18 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Texas Instruments wants to ditch smartphones, switch focus to embedded processors
Texas Instruments has made the startling announcement that it's going to wind down its wildly successful smartphone and tablet business in favor of embedded systems. VP Greg Delagi told investors th...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Public Cloudee beta blows in with desktop uploader, new web interface, iPhone 5 optimization
Boxee already has its fingers in quite a few video streaming pies, and now the company has launched the Cloudee service into public beta to let your store and share your own movies. The iPhone or iP...
01:40 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Dashboard beta leaks new Xbox Music Pass: Cloud playlists and early pricing revealed
Appearing closely after Zune's end, we've been sent these images of what Microsoft's likely to offer in Xbox Music. Matching those early rumors, it looks like some cloud-linked features will make an...
01:19 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Children's tablet maker suing Toys R Us over Tabeo design
Currently lawsuits are all the rage in the tech industry, however it's somewhat of a sad day when the ill-effects of corporate hardball trickle down to children's toys. Nabi tablet maker Fuhu filed ...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Maingear announces Alpha 24 Super Stock AIO: NVIDIA graphics and Ivy Bridge power for $1,349 and up
Maingear is relatively new to the all-in-one space, having released its Solo 21 just this March. Now it's introducing the Alpha 24 Super Stock, an AIO with a 24-inch, 1080p touchscreen and some soli...
12:36 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Tesla's Supercharger not compatible with competitor's EVs, keeps electricity within the family
Planning on juicing up your Chevy Volt, Mitsubishi i-MiEV or Nissan Leaf with Tesla's Supercharger? Hold your horses, vaquero. The nighttime unveiling stressed that the quick-charge solution was Mod...
12:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds sequel 'Bad Piggies' launches tomorrow, we go hands-on
Finnish game studio Rovio went from relatively unknown to center stage with the Angry Birds franchise. And in record time, too -- the first Angry Birds landed on Apple's iOS App Store in December 20...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook HD, HD+ vs. Nook Tablet: what's changed?
When William Barnes and G. Clifford Noble set up their first bookstore in 1917, neither of them could have conceived of an e-reader or tablet, let alone trying to sell one of 'em. Their historical l...
11:45 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Cable, IPTV providers reportedly testing cloud-based HD gaming for launch next year
The next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft haven't even been announced yet but their best competition may be from your cable TV / internet provider, according to a report from Bloomberg...
11:24 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II launches on three carriers in Korea
Looking for Samsung's latest big phone? Get yourself over to Korea, where the Galaxy Note II has kicked off its launch "world tour" with a party in the center of Seoul. The 5.5-inch Jelly Bean super...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Google Play hits 25 billion app downloads, holds celebratory yard sale with $0.25 games
Google Play crossed a rather significant milestone this morning: something to the tune of 25 billion app downloads. While the accomplishment is weighty enough on its own -- especially given that the...
10:34 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Permanent quartz glass data storage announced by Hitachi, could hit market by 2015
Sure, we can store huge quantities of bits in a tiny space, but how long will that data last? Current optical, magnetic and flash storage media have limited shelf lives, so Hitachi has announced a n...
10:04 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Sky+ launches 7-day Catch Up TV, 2TB HD DVRs and adds zeebox extras to its iPad app
Sky+ in the UK has bundled several updates to deliver all at once, including expected ones like zeebox integration into its iPad app and an expanded Catch Up TV lineup, plus a new 2TB Sky+...
09:36 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung has already patched 'dirty USSD' vulnerability for Galaxy S III
If you were worried about stumbling onto a malicious website and accidentally wiping your Samsung Galaxy S III or other TouchWiz smartphone or slate, you can probably breathe easy. It's likely you a...
09:18 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Sharp unveils semi-transparent solar panels, lets you see the sun while reaping its benefits
Sharp has announced an unusual photovoltaic panel for the Japanese market that collects energy from the sun while still allowing the light to shine on through. Though it's rated at a lowly 6.8 perce...
08:53 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Foursquare's 'Always On' feature tracks your VIPs near or far, Android app regains nearby check-in filter
If you have an urge to always know what your close friends and family members are up to, then Foursquare has the remedy. The popular social network has announced the availability of its new "Always ...
08:20 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook lands in Currys, PC World and Sainsbury's stores, furthers the UK conquest
Barnes & Noble must want no corner of Britain untouched by Nooks. Following its planned bookstore invasion, the American company is bringing both the Nook Simple Touch and its GlowLight cousin t...
07:51 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Google Maps on web and Android adds bus routing for Japan, guides teddy bears quickly (video)
Virtually anyone who's been to a Japanese city knows that subways and trains might be closely associated with their country, but also that they only form a part of the mass transit picture. With tha...
06:50 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble hits the UK, launches Nook Simple Touch, Glowlight and a pair of HD tablets
American bookseller Barnes and Noble is planning to broaden its horizons with a little international travel. At the same time the Kindle Fire HD will make its first tentative steps across the pond, ...
06:33 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Mach inks carrier billing deal with Everything Everywhere, O2, Vodafone and Three in the UK
Not a month after Mach's last carrier billing deal, UK network providers Vodafone, Three, O2 and Everything Everywhere are getting in on the action. The company's direct billing solutions will initi...
05:57 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Google Street View gets its first underwater panoramic images, ready for desk-based scuba expeditions
After working on its sea legs for some time, Google Street View is ready to take users on virtual scuba expeditions through six living coral reefs with the first underwater panoramic images to hit t...
05:57 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Google Street View gets its first underwater panoramic images, ready for desk-based scuba expeditions (video)
After working on its sea legs for some time, Google Street View is ready to take users on virtual scuba expeditions through six living coral reefs with the first underwater panoramic images to hit t...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble announces Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet, we go hands-on (video)
Sure we heard some early rumblings about a new tablet from Barnes & Noble, and no, we can't say we were particularly surprised by the revelation -- after all, no one expected the bookstore to si...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Nook HD 7-inch Android tablet, hands-on (video)
It was roughly this time last year that Amazon's Kindle Fire showed us just how successful an aggressively priced 7-inch tablet could be, becoming, arguably the go-to gift of the last holiday season...
04:35 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Rumors about Google Maps app for iOS intensify, claim it's still months away from launch
If you're unsatisfied with Apple's current iOS 6 Maps experience and are hoping to jump back into Google's loving arms then take a breath and sit down -- it could be a little while. Separately, The ...
04:00 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Suitable Technologies introduces Beam, the remote presence device (hands-on)
Telepresence is a booming business these days, with high speed wireless networks enabling plenty of folks to enjoy the pleasures of working (or attending class) from the comfort of home. While some ...
03:26 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget MSI makes AMD-laden GX60 gaming laptop official with A10 heart, Radeon HD 7970M graphics
We can't say that there's a huge cross-section of buyers who want a gaming laptop but refuse to touch Intel components. Whatever the size, MSI likely has that group sewn up with the official unveili...
02:47 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Republic Wireless announces dual-band Motorola Defy XT, offers incentives to quell coverage woes
Republic Wireless is pretty candid that it's still learning the ropes of the mobile world, but with its monthly service cost of $19 per month, we know more than a few people who'd like to help test ...
02:28 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 317 - 09.25.2012
The fall TV season is upon us and we have responded accordingly with a plus-size episode of the EHD podcast. We've got a good mix of old and new, with news about DirecTV's DVRs, TiVo settling a paten...
01:56 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Tesla behind on Model S production goals, aims for extra cash with stock sale
Sure, topping off a Model S in 30 minutes with a Supercharger is awfully handy, but production delays of the sedan will keep some future owners away from quick charge times -- and most importantly -...
01:11 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget Fox Broadcast app now available to Xbox Live customers with Dish and FiOS subscriptions
Xbox Live frontman Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) took to his blog on Tuesday to announce that Dish and Verizon FiOS customers can now download the Fox Broadcast app for Xbox 360 to stream next-day F...
12:12 am EDT - Wed, September 26, 2012
Engadget TransPhone smartphone tablet hybrid gets official, doesn't quite topple ASUS PadFone
It looks like CMIT's TransPhone smartphone-tablet combo has finally made it to stores after its debut in May of last year. A competitor to the ASUS PadFone, the TransPhone fits inside a 7-inch displ...
11:23 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Netflix iOS and Android apps have a remote control easter egg for PS3 owners
Now that the revamped Netflix interface has hit phones and tablets for both Apple and Android powered hardware, the service has quietly enabled something else: second screen remote control. Currentl...
10:51 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Adobe Edge swells to include Tools & Services, streamlines the designer web
Adobe really wants web designers to kick things up a notch. Not satisfied with where Edge has gone so far, it just released a full-fledged Edge Tools & Services suite to cover the bases for poli...
10:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Apple Lightning cable inspection finds an extra-smart connector, won't make for cheap substitutes
Apple made much ado of the Lightning connector it launched side-by-side with the iPhone 5, but what we've known about it has been limited outside of the presence of an authentication chip. Double He...
09:54 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Twelve South HiRise takes iMacs and Apple displays to new heights, tidies up in the process
Many of those who buy iMacs and Apple-designed displays are eager to avoid clutter in the first place, which makes an organizer all the more logical for those who'd like Desk Zero almost as much as ...
09:27 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve
It's been 30 years since we saw Deckard track down replicants by having a machine "enhance" pictures, and yet we're still stuck with distant-looking photos when we want more detail than our smartpho...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget California Governor Brown signs bill clearing use of driverless cars on public roads (video)
Google just chalked up one of the more important victories for driverless cars. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed bill SB1298 into law, formalizing the legal permissions and safety standard...
08:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget The October 5th edition of Entertainment Weekly has a built-in Twitter feed (really)
Youth-oriented TV drama factory The CW is hoping that Entertainment Weekly readers are interested in taking Twitter from smartphones and computers to the printed page -- er, at least a printed page ...
07:55 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android takes navigation indoors for France, helps find your way through Carrefour
Interior navigation with Google Maps for Android has usually been the province of only a handful of regions at best. But what about Provence? While the deal isn't all-encompassing, Google is now ser...
07:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 arrives in Japan, better late than never
Well, it took a while, but Google has finally launched the Nexus 7 in Japan. The tablet made its state-side debut in July, but it took almost three months for it to cross the Pacific and land in the...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test (hands-on video)
Nokia's Lumia 920 packs the industry's best image stabilization -- there's no questioning that -- thanks to a camera module that pairs both sensor and lens-based optical IS. The iPhone 5 also offers...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 and Nokia Lumia 920 face off with image stabilization test (hands-on video, updated with Galaxy S III and HTC One X)
Nokia's Lumia 920 packs the industry's best image stabilization -- there's no questioning that -- thanks to a camera module that pairs both sensor and lens-based optical IS. The iPhone 5 also offers...
06:39 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Report: Sharp increases layoffs number, aiming for profitability by March 2014
Japanese electronics giant Sharp is reportedly planning a major restructuring to bring the company back to profitability by 2014, as reported by Kyodo News. Said restructuring will see Sharp cut nea...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview (captured with Lumia 920): Nokia CEO Stephen Elop on WP8 and beyond
Do you know what's better than one interview with Stephen Elop? Two interviews in one month. We'd barely recovered from yesterday's bout of nostalgia when we were given the opportunity to sit down w...
05:43 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 3 getting 'PSN Day 1 Digital' to launch games digitally alongside retail
Taking a cue from Nintendo's Wii U, Sony's PlayStation 3 is getting digital versions of some games delivered at the same time as their physical counterparts starting next week with Resident Evil 6 a...
05:16 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget MIT's real-time indoor mapping system uses Kinect, lasers to aid rescue workers
We've seen the Kinect put to use to help you find your groceries, but the sensor's image processing capabilities have some more safety-minded applications as well. The fine minds at MIT combined the...
05:04 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM pledges ongoing support for BlackBerry devs by serenading them (video)
They're gonna keep on lovin' yoooouuuu.Filed under: Cellphones, Software, MobileRIM pledges ongoing support for BlackBerry devs by serenading them (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 ...
04:38 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry App World to sell music and movies, open to BB 10 app submissions on October 10th
In addition to revealing new details about its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, RIM used today's BlackBerry Jam keynote to make an announcement about App World. The company just revealed that in additi...
04:36 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM shows off native Facebook app for BlackBerry 10, confirms Twitter, Foursquare and LinkedIn for launch
RIM has had to deal with a few big names leaving their BlackBerry apps behind, but it's managed to keep four of the biggest on board for its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. That includes Facebook...
04:36 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM shows off native Facebook and Foursquare apps for BlackBerry 10, confirms Twitter and LinkedIn for launch
RIM has had to deal with a few big names leaving their BlackBerry apps behind, but it's managed to keep four of the biggest on board for its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 devices. That includes Facebook...
04:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry's new Dev Alpha B handset runs BB10, we go hands-on
BlackBerry's Dev Alpha handset proved to be quite the popular item when it was revealed earlier this year. It was so popular, in fact, that the company ran through the 5,000 it constructed in short ...
04:12 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM reveals more details about Blackberry 10
Well, it's finally here. Sort of. It's been a long and winding road for BlackBerry 10, and as has been RIM's way, the company continues to out new BB10 details just a bit at a time. As you may recal...
04:11 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM unveils BlackBerry 10: new alarm, Peek gesture and more
At today's RIM event, the BlackBerry maker gave us a closer look at BB10, with CEO Thorsten Heins talking up the operating system as "all about getting things done" and coining the interface "BlackB...
04:11 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM puts BlackBerry 10 on display: new alarm, Peek gesture and more
At today's RIM event, the BlackBerry maker gave us a closer look at BB10, with CEO Thorsten Heins talking up the operating system as "all about getting things done" and coining the interface "BlackB...
04:08 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget BBM for BlackBerry 10 gets a retooled UI, predictive keyboard with language detection
Everyone's favorite messaging service, BBM has broke from cover in its new BlackBerry 10 digs at BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012. The software is sporting a redesigned UI, which places the focus on you...
03:55 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget RIM: BlackBerry 10 carrier testing starts in October, OS remains on schedule
Worried that RIM might face any further delays of BlackBerry 10? Don't be. CEO Thorsten Heins just confirmed at his BlackBerry Jam presentation that carrier testing for the new OS should begin this...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Apple A6 investigation shows highly customized dual-core, triple-GPU layout
There's been a significant mystery lingering around the A6 processor found in the iPhone 5, even as it became clearer that Apple was veering further than usual from the basic ARM formula. A microsc...
03:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget LaCie's Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt: fast portable storage that can take a beating
LaCie's no stranger to kicking out portable HDDs that are a-okay with getting kicked around, and the Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series is no exception. As the extended title implies, this one is equ...
03:12 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Live from Blackberry Jam Americas 2012!
Details about BlackBerry 10 have been trickling out for months now, but BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012 is finally here, and we're hoping to get a longer look at RIM's next-gen OS. Company CEO Thorsten...
03:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile can't wait for November, adds Windows Phone 8X sign-up sheet to its site
T-Mobile is whetting our appetites for HTC's ridiculously named yet highly attractive Windows Phone 8X with a sign-up sheet on its website. The manufacturer confirmed that it's aiming for a November...
02:38 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Chicago mayor targets affordable gigabit broadband, free WiFi throughout city parks
If Rahm Emanuel has his way, then Chicago's broadband access may very well give Kansas City a run for its money. The mayor of the Windy City has now revealed a rather ambitious initiative that would...
02:15 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Nokia's Asha 308, 309 in-house lunchtime launch
Typically, when OEMs launch the next generation of their mobile wares, we're treated to painstakingly choreographed industry parties (that we chronicle in great detail). In fact, we can think of a r...
02:13 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Is Samsung working on its own mobile browser?
Samsung's Android customers get their pick of a pretty broad selection of smartphone web browsers and soon, at least according to ETNews, Samsung is looking to follow up on its own Android UI additi...
01:46 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR M torn down to its bare Kevlar essentials (video)
Fall must be the season for surprisingly fixable thin smartphones. Repair part supplier DirectFix has posted a currently rare, video-based teardown of the Motorola Droid RAZR M that shows just how w...
01:01 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Sky Sports for iPad update brings second screen to UEFA Champions League, Ryder Cup
When you're rooting for your team, one screen is never enough. Sky Sports knows this, and knows it quite well it seems. Hence why the UK Satellite giant is rolling out more of it via its iPad app. N...
12:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble launching Nook Video this fall with a little help from HBO, Sony, Disney, Viacom, more
We caught wind of an upcoming video offering from Barnes & Noble a couple of weeks back, as part of a tip on new tablet offerings from the company. And while we've yet to hear anything official ...
12:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget 'Dirty USSD' code could automatically wipe your Samsung TouchWiz device
The Factory Reset. One of those last ditch efforts that many of us have a fair bit of experience with. However, a malicious embed code could potentially do the exact same thing to your Galaxy S III....
12:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget 'Dirty USSD' code could automatically wipe your Samsung TouchWiz device (updated)
The Factory Reset. One of those last ditch efforts that many of us have a fair bit of experience with. However, a malicious embed code could potentially do the exact same thing to your Galaxy S III....
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Lytro light-field camera hitting Amazon, Target and Best Buy sites next month
It's about to become a heck of a lot easier to get your hands on a consumer light-field camera. The Lytro, that marvel of post-picture-taking-focusing, is finally expanding its reach well beyond the...
11:45 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Huawei's building its own mobile operating system 'just in case' there's trouble ahead
Huawei's boss must have been a Boy Scout, since he's taken its "be prepared' motto deeply to his heart. CEO Wan Biao has told Reuters that his company is working on its own mobile OS just in case it...
10:56 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note II gets its UK release date: October 1st
We've already asked around to let you know that British phablet fans can get their Galaxy Note II fix on ThreeUK, O2 and Vodafone, and now we know the date, too. Anxious S-pen lovers will be able to...
10:20 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget BenQ: We're not going back to cellphones and laptops, but check out our luxury lamps!
There was a time when the BenQ brand could be seen on laptops and mobile phones, but nowadays you'd have to turn your eyes to projectors, LCD monitors and cameras (in select markets) in order to spo...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Autographer wearable camera takes the whole taking pictures thing out of taking pictures
Sure, we've all got a camera on us at all times, thanks to the prevalence of smartphones and point-and-shoots, but these devices present an issue when it comes to that modern human desire to electro...
08:43 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Pantech Vega R3 packs Snapdragon S4 Pro, 5.3-inch screen into one hand
If there's one thing that defines the phablet, it's not hand portability -- what's on the market usually demands something of a stretch. Pantech wants to keep our grip at least slightly in check thr...
07:55 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget Live: 'Ask me anything' Q&A with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
It's time to open the book! We're live from Nokia's headquarters in Espoo, Finland, with Stephen Elop. The smartphone maker's CEO has set aside 30 minutes to answer your questions about anything and...
07:32 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant targets launch by year-end, blends subscription streaming and DVD rentals with VOD
The last concrete details we'd heard about Redbox Instant was that it was entering internal alpha testing, but now Verizon exec Eric Bruno has revealed more background information. Previous info ind...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash releases the Kisai Logo, treads the line between confusing and amazing (video)
Extraordinary Japanese watchmaker Tokyoflash adds to its line of outlandish timepieces with the Kisai Logo. Much like its brethren, its face can't be easily read by the uninitiated, with a block rep...
06:28 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Kobo Touch, localized e-bookstore reach Portugal through FNAC
It's all too easy to forget in English-speaking countries that the e-reading selection often isn't as diverse in other parts of the world, where local authors are often kept out of the equation. The...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Former Olympus executives plead guilty in accounting fraud trial
Three executives from troubled imaging giant Olympus have pleaded guilty to boosting the company's true value in 2007 and 2008 by concealing losses in financial statements. Former chairman Tsuyoshi ...
04:53 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Smart EX2F point-and-shoot now on sale for $500
It has taken Samsung a wee bit longer than expected, but the Korean outfit announced earlier that its intelligent, WiFi-equipped EX2F point-and-shoot is finally hitting US store shelves today. And w...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Nokia's Asha 308 and 309 (video)
They're not the most compelling of devices, but for smartphone first timers, they should do just fine. Officially announced today, Nokia's updating the Asha Touch line with the 308 and 309 -- two ne...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Adobe announces Photoshop and Premiere Elements 11 with new filters, more beginner-friendly UI
Earlier this year Adobe announced Photoshop CS6 with a new user interface, and now Elements, its line of beginner-level products, are getting a facelift too. The company just introduced Photoshop an...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Nokia outs Asha 308 and 309, deems Series 40 smartphone-worthy
You don't hear much about Nokia's Asha Touch line, what with the industry spotlight focused tightly on quad-core processors, 720p displays and state-of-the-art optics. But with today's launch of the...
03:22 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Tesla reveals Supercharger network it says will cover the US in two years; Model S fills up for free, always
At Tesla's event, CEO Elon Musk has finally taken the wraps off of its Superchargers, which it has already set up in six locations across California, Nevada and Arizona. The company expects to cover...
02:37 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015
Now that its successor is available, you're unlikely to hear much excitement for Windows Server 2008 around IT water coolers, but that's not to suggest it'll fade into oblivion anytime soon. In fact...
01:45 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Watch Tesla's 'Supercharger Network' unveiling tonight at 11PM ET
What is Tesla Motors' Elon Musk hiding up his sleeve? "Alien spaceships landed at highway rest stops," we're told, but all will be unveiled tonight at Tesla's Supercharger Network debut stream. All ...
01:16 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung SSD 840 Pro caters to speed seekers with faster random access
It's difficult to thrive in the solid-state drive world. Unless you've got just the right controller and flash memory, most performance-minded PC users will rarely give you a second glance. Samsung ...
12:40 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012 starts tomorrow, get your liveblog here!
You may think that RIM's down and out, but Thorsten Heins thinks he has the Canadian mobile giant back on track, and he'll be telling us why at BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012. The show starts at 8:30A...
12:07 am EDT - Tue, September 25, 2012
Engadget Google Play Books app arrives in Japan, adds translation, place info, highlighting and more
Not content at stopping with its recent European tour, Google Play Books has made the trip to Japan and brought back a handful of new features. In addition to support for reading Japanese books in a...
11:11 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Mechanical Donkey Kong game tests your barrel-jumping skills, patience
We've seen quite a few NES mods in our day, but we can't say we've ever seen one hooked up to anything quite like this. Built by DIY-er Martin Raynsford, this contraption / work-of-art makes use of ...
10:36 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Myspace teases slick new revamp with minimalist flair (video)
When it rebranded as My[___], the social network innovator was met with much deserved derision. It was widely perceived as a desperate attempt to recapture the interest of the hipster class that onc...
10:02 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Sony announces new line of slim external batteries for smartphones and tablets
Sony announced on Monday that it will introduce a new line of external batteries for smartphones and tablets. Shipping in capacities of 3,500 to 7,000mAh, these external juice boxes weigh around 198...
09:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 24th - 30th)
We are officially in the fall premiere season. From freshly-minted Emmy winners like Homeland to newbies like Last Resort, 666 Park Avenue and Elementary, the prime time schedule is suddenly full of...
09:23 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget YouTube gains translated caption support, tears down another language barrier
Aside from being powered by memes, likes and tweets, today's internet is strongly fueled by viral videos. King of the latter, YouTube has added yet another trendsetting feature to its repertoire. Th...
09:11 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, which means it is time for you to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
08:59 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Google updates Chrome app for iOS 6, makes it friendly with the iPhone 5
Over the next few weeks, we can surely expect iOS developers from all over the globe to start pushing out updates to make their applications better interact with Apple's iOS 6 and that all-new scree...
08:40 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Kid Koala bundles working cardboard gramophone with album, spurs on budding turntablists (video)
If you've been enough of a Kid Koala fan to have heard his original Scratchcratchratchatch mixtape, you'll remember a sample that mentioned building a "finger-powered record player." Kid Koala, also...
08:20 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Gyft for iOS now compatible with Passbook, adds gift cards from more than 200 retailers
With Apple having recently introduced its novel Passbook feature in the latest version of iOS, it's only natural for app makers to try and take advantage of such miscellaneous hub. With that in mind...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Marissa Mayer planning to reveal her plans for Yahoo's turnaround tomorrow
The first "all hands" meeting of a CEO is always a time for high drama, so we're expecting big things tomorrow. New boss Marissa Mayer is telling employees about her plans to turn around the faded i...
07:30 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Apple's smart Maps maneuver
More Info Nokia stacks up its maps next to Apple's and Google's, politely suggests it comes out on top (update: more detail) Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are ...
06:58 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Verizon has no plans to re-lock iPhone 5's GSM and 3G sides
When we learned that Verizon wouldn't lock the GSM-related components of the iPhone 5, we were waiting for a "gotcha" moment. Surely the carrier would clamp down and steer us back towards its more e...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget N-trig release teases that Fujitsu's Stylistic Q702 will come with active pen support
Stylus maven N-trig has revealed that Fujitsu's Stylistic Q702 laptop/tablet hybrid will be the first to shop with the company's new G4 DuoSense pen and multi-touch digitizer. As such, it'll be able...
06:25 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Ben Gilbert
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Ben Gilbert! He likes ninja t...
06:12 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Apple TV update 5.1 brings shared photo streams and iTunes account swapping, available now
Apple TVs of the second and third-gen variety are getting update 5.1 today, which brings two long-awaited features. Both shared photo streaming and iTunes account switching are now part of Apple's s...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S review: Sony's second-gen Android slate has a slimmer design, faster guts
More Info Sony Xperia Tablet S official Sony Xperia Tablet S hands-on Sony's Xperia Tablet S gets the full tear-down For Sony, it's all about the presentation. To be sure, since the ...
05:44 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 camera gets tested in Iceland, panorama and low-light comparison with iPhone 4S included
Sure, we tested the iPhone 5's camera in the well-lit streets of New York City, but if you're wondering how Apple's latest functions when used primarily as a shooter, TREK has a pretty remarkable lo...
05:33 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Toyota builds assistive robot to help the disabled around the home
Toyota has built the Human Support Robot, a 70 pound 'droid designed to help the elderly and less-able around the home. The tablet-and-voice-controlled unit can open your curtains, fetch items and e...
05:17 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Toyota plans dialed-back launch of eQ and iQ EV city cars in December
Toyota's just-arrived RAV4 EV will soon get a much smaller cousin -- albeit a very elusive one. An electric version of the iQ city car will arrive in Japan (as the eQ) and the US (as the iQ EV) this...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget visits Nokia House, walks down memory lane (video)
It's not the first time Engadget editors have stepped foot at Nokia House -- the company's HQ in Espoo, Finland -- but it's always a treat, and our visit this week is no exception. Today we took a w...
04:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for September 24th: Dell UltraSharp display, 50-inch LG HDTV and a Canon Rebel T3 bundle
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
04:20 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget The extremes of technology customer service: how common sense and empathy create unmatched loyalty
Allow me to explain how two discussions started off in very similar ways, and ended... shall we say, differently. This is me, attempting to muster any sort of pleasantness in my voice at some ungodl...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget Live: Join us at 4AM ET for an 'ask me anything' Q&A with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop!
You may have since forgotten, but today was the original kick-off day for Nokia World 2012. With the big show canceled and the devices already launched, we instead opted to drop by the smartphone ma...
03:33 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Sprint brings LTE to parts of Kansas, Illinois and Massachusetts
Has anyone else noticed a surge in locations getting newly-minted LTE of late? Sprint has, and it's joining the bandwagon with a further five areas from today. Users in Lawrence, Topeka and Wichita ...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Nexus 7, courtesy of Amzer!
We can't get enough of the Nexus 7, and we'll wager that you feel the same way. That's why we're teaming up with Amzer to hook you up with another chance to win one of Google's signature tablets. If...
02:44 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft deliberately wasted energy at data center to avoid fine, says NY Times
Microsoft's desire to avoid a fine combined with a power company's strict electricity usage rules resulted in the software giant deliberately wasting millions of watts of power, according to the New...
02:22 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Toshiba outs Canvio Slim portable drive: 500GB, $115 and just 9mm thick
It turns out that if you take an Ultrabook-style 7mm hard drive and put it in a sleek enclosure, you end up with a portable HDD that's barely any bigger, thicker or heavier than a smartphone. Toshib...
01:51 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Mophie's $40 Juice Pack Reserve Micro charges your smartphone, fits on a keychain
Last we heard from Mophie, it revealed its upcoming Juice Pack case for Samsung's Galaxy S III. While there's still no further info for that model, the company recently took to its Facebook and Twit...
01:19 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget TiVo settles patent lawsuit with Verizon for at least $250 million, is 'exploring' Redbox Instant support
While some patent lawsuits continue to drag on, the battle between TiVo and Verizon over DVR technology has come to a resolution. In exchange for cross licensing their patents and dismissing all pen...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Netflix extends new user interface experience to Android phones
Netflix's new user interface experience popped up on Android tablets last year before progressing to the iPad and finally iPhones just last week, but now the company officially announced it's complet...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Netflix extends new user interface experience to Android phones (Update)
Netflix's new user interface experience popped up on Android tablets last year before progressing to the iPad and finally iPhones just last week, but now the company officially announced it's comple...
12:34 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 sales hit 5 million in first weekend
So, how's that new iPhone doing? Not too shabby, in fact -- looks like it's moved more than five million in three days, according to Apple's numbers. Cupertino is also reporting that iOS 6 has been ...
12:28 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung rolling Jelly Bean out across most of its smartphone, tablet lineup 'soon'
Now that Samsung has commenced beaming Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA toward deserving Galaxy S III customers, it's announced a raft of other devices set to receive the buttery OS in the near future. ...
12:18 pm EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Amazon intros Device Targeting to help developers with new Kindle Fires
Amazon's celebrating its new line of Kindle Fires with the announcement of Device Targeting, a feature aimed at helping developers create apps across its tablet line. Using the new program, app make...
11:50 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Intel reveals Quad-Core, LTE-capable Medfield chips are on the way
Intel's curious decision to shun the US and release Medfield-powered smartphones in India, China, Russia and the UK might be because of those countries' underdeveloped levels of LTE. Marketing chief...
11:50 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Intel reveals Quad-Core, LTE-capable mobile chips are on the way
Intel's curious decision to shun the US and release Medfield-powered smartphones in India, China, Russia and the UK might be because of those countries' underdeveloped levels of LTE. Marketing chief...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu II specs leak out: double the RAM of the original, few other changes
Having put the phat back in phablet with its original 4:3 aspect ratio, 5-inch Optimus Vu, LG seems bent on releasing a successor already, the Optimus Vu II, according to a leak from Korean blog Bad...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus Vu II specs leak out: twice the RAM of the original, few other changes
Having put the phat back in phablet with its original 4:3 aspect ratio, 5-inch Optimus Vu, LG seems bent on releasing a successor already, the Optimus Vu II, according to a leak from Korean blog Bad...
11:01 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Sound Taxi composes music from London city buzz, doesn't even take a fare
What you see above isn't just another shameless car stereo project, but a black cab that turns the hustle and bustle of city noise into music. The Sound Taxi toured London last week collecting ambie...
10:24 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Shocker: Nintendo Wii U said to be region-locked
Eurogamer claims it has confirmation from Nintendo UK that the forthcoming Wii U console will be region-locked, just like the original Wii and the 3DS. That means you won't be able to play obscure (...
09:55 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Deezmaker 3D Printer Store opens in Pasadena, will sell you a slice of the future for $600
If the MakerBot store in Manhattan is the East coast's vanguard for 3D printer stores, Deezmaker's just-opened store in Pasadena, California is the equivalent pioneer for the West coast crew. As of ...
08:33 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget First official Jelly Bean OTA update for the Samsung Galaxy S III lands in Poland
The long-awaited roll-out appears to have commenced, with lucky GS III owners in Poland being among the first to get an early official taste of Android 4.1.1. If you hadn't heard, the update will br...
08:13 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Onkyo DS-A5 grafts AirPlay on to existing home stereos, docks older iOS gear
Embracing AirPlay has usually involved a wholesale switch in hardware: years of speaker investment go out the window for the sake of skipping a wire. Onkyo doesn't have a problem if you bring your o...
08:10 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung brings the pink to Galaxy S III, but only in home market to start
In the last round of color additions to its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, Samsung took a decidedly sombre tone, with new hues like Titanium Gray and Amber Brown. But, according to GSM Arena, the...
08:10 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung offers Galaxy S III in pink, but only in Korea to start
In the last round of color additions to its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone, Samsung took a decidedly sombre tone, with new hues like Titanium Gray and Amber Brown. But, according to GSM Arena, the...
07:27 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget LG's first VoLTE Bluetooth headset revealed: Tone + packs 'high-quality' audio codec
LG isn't short of a few Voice over LTE handsets, but this neck-hugging Bluetooth handset promises to offer similarly crisp voice calls, if the feature's available, without the need to fumble around ...
06:14 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Boxee's Early Access program is looking for a few good testers, dangles Cloudee preview
While Boxee's oddly shaped set-top box is still its main claim to fame, it's been testing a cloud-based video hosting / sharing service for several months in closed beta. We got a peek at Cloudee, w...
04:52 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Wahoo Fitness introduces RFLKT: an iPhone-powered bike computer that lets handsets stay in pockets
Sure, you can turn your smartphone into a bike computer, but if you'd rather not put your pricey piece of tech anywhere near harm's way, Wahoo Fitness' RFLKT Bike Computer offers an alternative. Ins...
03:22 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Tarantino XX Blu-ray set brings 20 years of Quentin, eight movies and ten discs home November 20th
If you dig Quentin Tarantino flicks, an eight movie, 10-disc Blu-ray boxed set is on the way that will probably pique your interest. Lionsgate and Miramax are collaborating on the Tarantino XX set, ...
02:37 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget How would you change the HTC One X?
Flagship phones are tricky customers when it comes to How Would You Change. Often, they're handsets that have every feature thrown against the wall as companies see what sticks with customers. Hover...
02:04 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Opera Mini 7.5 update for Android adds Smart Page for social and news updates
Opera Mini for Android has been upgraded to version 7.5, bringing with it a new "Smart Page'" feature that aggregates social media updates and news from your most frequently visited websites. Smart ...
01:29 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Globalfoundries unveils 14nm-XM chip architecture, vows up to a 60 percent jump in battery life
Globalfoundries wants to show that it can play the 3D transistor game as well as Intel. Its newly unveiled 14nm-XM (Extreme Mobility) modular architecture uses the inherently low-voltage, low-leak n...
12:42 am EDT - Mon, September 24, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 17th, 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 ...
11:48 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Security researchers identify transit system exploit in San Fran and New Jersey, create app to prove it
Mobile security company Intrepidus Group presented evidence during the EUSecWest security conference potentially identifying a major flaw in at least two US transit systems. Creating an Android app ...
10:07 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Iran announces plans to create isolated local internet system, fate of global access unknown
Iranians have been having trouble accessing YouTube, Gmail and other Google services for some time now, but their digital world may be growing even smaller -- Iran announced today that it plans to s...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The iPod's modern family
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If you bet that Apple was going to turn the square, occasionally wrist-strapped iPod nano into a MOTOACTV-like watch...
08:01 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Riot breaks out at Foxconn's Taiyuan plant, reportedly over guards beating up a worker
News just came in that workers at Foxconn's Taiyuan plant have started a riot in the wee hours in China, and that police forces are on site to control the crowd. While the motive isn't clear, Sina W...
07:57 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Showtime's second screen iPad app hits 2.0, goes from Social to Sync
With its season premieres of Dexter and Homeland (trailers are embedded after the break) on deck for next Sunday evening, Showtime has refashioned its second screen iPad app in version 2.0 and even ...
06:45 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget NES light gun gets a laser upgrade, fulfils countless childhood dreams (video)
While it's not the DL-44 heavy blaster we've been holding out for, this Nintendo Zapper is almost as cool. Using the classic Duck Hunt light gun from the original NES, the team at North Street Labs ...
05:20 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA to offer up documentation for Tegra graphics core to prove its commitment to open-source (video)
There's nothing like a little smack talk to light the fire under certain derrieres. It's been a few months since Linus Torvalds got verbal about NVIDIA's support for the semi-eponymous OS, prompting...
04:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Android turns four, enthusiasm for dessert foods unabated
There's nothing quite like having your birthday on a weekend. And while we're sure that Android was out late last night, dining on sweets with its fellow mobile operating systems, we'd like to wish ...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: rotating house, desktop 3D printer and a Star Trek-style warp drive
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. Mid-September is a busy time of year in the world of des...
12:44 pm EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins intros classy A7 and A5 AirPlay speakers, leaves out the 30-pin dock
When it comes to Apple-focused audio wares, Bowers & Wilkins makes some of the of the ritiziest options available. Expanding on its its existing speaker range, the company has introduced a duo o...
11:22 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Clearwire starts building LTE network this month, wants to salve (and profit from) Sprint growing pains
Clearwire doesn't have much time left before its promised LTE rollout goes live in early 2013, so it's with some relief that we know the deployment is getting underway. CFO Hope Cochran told those a...
10:39 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Solavei MVNO will pay you when your friends sign up, $49 a month all-in for those without any
Unlike regular mobile networks, virtual operators -- or MVNOs -- have none of those expensive cellular infrastructures to worry about. Newcomer, Solavei, (which rides atop T-Mobile) is using this fr...
09:31 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget 11-year-old wins $20,000 at AT&T hackathon for creating app that discourages texting while driving
AT&T's already working on an app to keep folks from texting while driving, but earlier this month it gave folks at a Los Angeles hackathon the chance to develop their own solution. 11-year-old V...
08:15 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Redbox app for Android updated with a new UI and better filtering, no Instant streaming yet
The official Redbox app for Android hasn't seen many changes since it was first introduced early last year, but that's changing with version 3.0. Now available in Google Play, it brings a new look t...
06:57 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 reportedly headed to Virgin Mobile in Canada
Since being unveiled a long, long time ago, the Galaxy Ace 2 has seen its younger S III brother grab all the praising headlines -- oh, and we can say the same about its other bodacious, note-friendl...
04:21 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Aptina unveils 1-inch sensor with 1080p video at 120FPS, we suspect Nikon wants 1
Part suppliers sometimes telegraph their customers' plans months in advance: when you're the only provider for a key piece of technology, it's not hard for others to read the tea leaves. Aptina migh...
03:11 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Philadelphia wireless carrier?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from is from Is from Joe, who has helped inspir...
02:22 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Nest home monitoring device pops up at the FCC with ZigBee, greater ambitions
Thermostat makers aren't exactly known for their rapid update cycles, so we've been wondering just when a company as unusual as Nest would try its encore. If a new FCC filing is any indication, Tony...
01:15 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 17th, 2012
If you didn't get enough in mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, Sprint hit more than one milestone that it just had t...
12:07 am EDT - Sun, September 23, 2012
Engadget Motorola feels Droid Bionic owners' pain, promises to fix things
With a star-crossed history that includes a lengthy delay, mysterious sounds and other issues, Motorola's Droid Bionic has had a bit of a checkered past. Motorola, however, is apparently aware of Dr...
11:04 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget DirecTV HR34 DVR 'Genie' recommendations and autorecording get previewed ahead of fall launch
DirecTV paired its HD interface with the five tuner, RVU ready HR34 Home Media Center DVR back in March, so what will it do next to take advantage of the multiroom boxes with five tuners and massive...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 9.22.12: Quantum Scotch tape, moving walls and scientific beer
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Sometimes, here at alt.engadget.com, we're literally on the bleeding edge of technology. We get ...
07:52 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget HTC's Windows Phone 8 press event now available to watch online (video)
Love you some Windows Phone? Big fan of HTC? Well, then, we imagine this has been a good week for you! If you missed our coverage from New York as it happened, first of all, shame on you. But, we'll...
06:41 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Twitter CEO reveals plans for interactive tweets, content curation, reinforces belief in syndication
Twitter has ruffled a few feathers recently, so when CEO Dick Costolo took the stage at the Online News Association conference in San Francisco, he took the opportunity to put some minds at rest. Fi...
05:55 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget AmEx, Starbucks announce plans for Passbook integration: both live by end of the month
When it launched with iOS 6 this Wednesday, Apple's Passbook mobile-ticketing feature boasted a handful of high-profile partners -- including Fandango, Live Nation, Lufthansa and Ticketmaster -- but...
04:41 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Alibaba spins out Aliyun team with $200 million investment, pep talk
You can imagine that the team building Alibaba's Aliyun mobile OS must have hurt feelings following Google's accusations that Aliyun is just a corruption of Android. Alibaba chief Jack Ma is keen to...
03:36 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Nikkei: Amazon to launch Kindle in Japan 'early October'
If it feels like we've heard about Amazon's intention to punch through the Japanese wall with Kindle before, it's because we have. However, if a new report on Reuters via The Nikkei is to be believ...
02:29 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget W3C says HTML 5 will be finalized in 2014, HTML 5.1 to follow in 2016
HTML 5 has been a buzz word around the interwebs for so long you'd be forgiven if you thought it was a well-established standard looking for a successor. In fact, nothing could be farther from the t...
01:33 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Huawei's Windows Phone 8 handset outed as Ascend W1, supposed launch window surfaces
HTC, Nokia and Samsung have each showcased their initial volley of Windows Phone 8 handsets, but Huawei has yet to reveal the Ascend hardware it promised would run Microsoft's smartphone OS. The fir...
12:20 pm EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Dell releases new S Series monitors with edge-to-edge glass, IPS panels
Dell's built quite a reputation for delivering solid monitors at reasonable prices, and it's now expanded its offerings in a fairly big way with no less than five new S Series models, some of which ...
10:08 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft resurrects Courier through Project Austin app for Windows 8, sparks nostalgia (video)
Many who've been following Microsoft's tablet efforts for years will have a soft spot for the Courier, a creative-focused device axed because it didn't fit the Windows puzzle. However, it looks like...
08:27 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon Wireless now available to order
Ever since the bootloader of the Galaxy S III for Verizon Wireless was cracked wide open, there's much less of a clamor for the Developer Edition of the handset from Samsung. That said, the unsubsid...
07:01 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Apple seeks additional $707 million, permanent injunctions in patent case against Samsung
In a court filing late Friday night Apple has requested the court enhance the $1.05 billion in damages a jury awarded it from Samsung for their patent lawsuit in California. FOSS Patents' Florian Mu...
06:17 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Boeing 747-8, 777 to join 787 in support for in-flight cellphone use and WiFi, like it or not
The more cynical among us would argue that allowing cellphones in-flight is only a guarantee of an even more unpleasant trip, at least for anyone wanting a distraction-free cabin. There must still b...
04:59 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget WiFi Alliance certificate teases Tizen flavored Samsung Galaxy S III
Ever wondered what Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III phone might be like, if it ran another OS? Okay, arguably something along those lines is already under way, but if a curious WiFi Alliance certific...
04:16 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget SpaceX's 'Grasshopper' vertical takeoff vertical landing rocket takes its first small leap (video)
This test-firing may not match the flame of earlier demonstrations, but SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted out a brief eight-second video of another setup it's testing, the "Grasshopper" reusable vertical...
03:20 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget YouTube brings interactive quizzes to videos with Questions Editor beta
Feel like something's missing from your YouTube viewing experience -- like some good 'ol multiple-choice questions? The chronic learners among us will be happy to hear that the site is testing an in...
02:53 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft issues security patches for Flash vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer
As promised, Microsoft is issuing a security patch for a Flash vulnerability on Windows 8 in Internet Explorer 10. Though the operating system has yet to see its official public release, researchers...
02:05 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Skyhook sues Google for patent infringement... again
Last time Google found itself in court proceedings opposite Skyhook, it was facing anticompetitive and IP legal claims for forcing Android OEMs to use Google's location services. Yesterday, Skyhook ...
01:41 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 now on sale in Canada for $499
After landing on American store shelves just a few short weeks ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has officially gone on sale in the Great White North. Priced at $499, the Galaxy Note 10.1 features a...
12:52 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 jailbroken, but not yet ready for public consumption
You knew that the hackers of the world would be anxious to jailbreak their fresh new iPhone 5's, and the feat's been accomplished just a day after older hardware running iOS 6 was similarly set free...
12:11 am EDT - Sat, September 22, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad 2 pegged for October 26th release, with a $799 price tag
In the land of tweets and tell-alls, keeping privileged information on the down-low is next to impossible. Oddly enough, pricing and release details for the ThinkPad 2 didn't require much espionage....
11:27 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook brings search history to Activity Log, keeps queries private
Last week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Mark Zuckerberg let loose that Facebook would create a search engine "at some point," and today the firm snuck in a smidgen of emphasis on queries into the Activity ...
11:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 iOS 6 app update roundup: new versions for a taller world
Call it a hunch, but we suspect that at least a few of you picked up an iPhone 5 today, or at least made the leap to iOS 6. If you're in either position, you may be wondering just what apps to feed ...
10:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget AMD Piledriver CPU pre-order pricing leaks out
It's always just been a matter of "when" and "how much," but it looks as if PC gamers looking to score a powerplant upgrade can start planning on specific amounts. AMD's impending FX Piledriver CPUs...
10:08 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Vizualized: Bay Area bids adieu to Space Shuttle Endeavour
NASA and the US government may have moved on from the shuttle program, but it's clear that the American people are still in love with our nation's cosmic cargo planes. An estimated 20,000 people sho...
10:08 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Vizualized: Bay Area bids adieu to Space Shuttle Endeavour (update: video)
NASA and the US government may have moved on from the shuttle program, but it's clear that the American people are still in love with our nation's cosmic cargo planes. An estimated 20,000 people sho...
09:42 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Sony's Xperia acro S now on sale in unlocked form for $650
Shortly after leaping through the requisite FCC hoops, Sony's 1.5GHz Xperia acro S is now on sale to able and willing Americans. For those who've forgotten, the 4.3-inch smartphone packs a 720p pane...
09:13 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Archos 101 XS available in Europe for 300 via the company's online store
The Archos 101 XS, a 10-inch ICS tablet packing a magnetically attached keyboard dock, is now available for purchase via the company's European websites. The slate, with 16GB of internal storage, is...
08:48 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Vic Gundotra says Nik's 'high-end tools and plugins' will survive. Snapseed? Maybe not.
After Google effectively killed Sparrow's apps when it purchased the company (they're still available and supported, but don't expect much future development) there was some worry about the future o...
08:23 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked, able to accept GSM SIMs right away
Great news for those waiting anxiously at the door for their UPS / FedEx delivery... well, for those awaiting a Verizon iPhone 5, anyway. We've already broken down the differences between the trifec...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget LG Intuition review: Optimus Deja Vu with a Verizon LTE twist
More Info LG Optimus Vu review LG Intuition officially announced Intuition by LG hands-on It's not uncommon for US carriers to take an international smartphone under their wings, mak...
07:20 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 36: John Hodgman, iPhone 5, Improv Everywhere, Samsara and the New Museum
It can be tough to shake the notion that art and technology are conflicting forces -- that is, until you're confronted by a concept that lives at the crossroads of these seemingly dissonant concepts...
06:51 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget GeeXBox 3.0 now available, XBMC 11 calling the shots
Attention do-it-yourself home theater fans, GeeXboX 3.0 is now available. Primarily based off of XBMC 11, the latest software bump for this long-running Linux distro introduces a few nifty features,...
06:32 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Vevo's website redesign simplifies the video watch page, adds artist pages
Chances are you've enjoyed Vevo's music video catalogue in one form or another, and purists who prefer .com access are being rewarded today with a fresh website design. The "video watch page" was pr...
06:12 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Google shutters Music Search in China, concedes battle to Baidu
Google has had a rough go of it in China. The company seems to fall farther and farther behind the home-grown search powerhouse Baidu. The latest battle Mountain View has been forced to concede is i...
05:54 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget NFL Network and RedZone Channel coming to Time Warner Cable
You don't have to look high (or low) to find a litany of complaints regarding Time Warner Cable's service, support or pricing, but it's evidently aiming to right one particular wrong later today. Ac...
05:54 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget NFL Network and RedZone Channel coming to Time Warner Cable (Update: Officially confirmed)
You don't have to look high (or low) to find a litany of complaints regarding Time Warner Cable's service, support or pricing, but it's evidently aiming to right one particular wrong later today. Ac...
05:35 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Vizio's CinemaWide 21:9 HDTVs hit physical store shelves, price slides below $2k
While Philips is backing out of the ultrawidescreen game, it appears Vizio is still trying to move at least a few more units. The company announced that its 58-inch CinemaWide HDTVs have moved from ...
05:17 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Sony's stacked Exmor RS phone camera sensors detuned over quality worries
Sony would still like you to get excited about its upcoming Exmor RS stacked CMOS image sensors -- just not too excited. Both the 8-megapixel IMX134 and 13-megapixel IMX135 are scaling back from the...
04:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Europe approves Universal - EMI merger, cements the dominance of the 'big three'
The European Union has signed off on Universal's $1.9 billion purchase of EMI music, provided that it sells off two-thirds of the fallen giant's assets to comply with competition regulations. The mo...
04:39 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Max Go apps for Android updated with support for closed captions
Sound familiar? Just days after the mobile apps for HBO, Cinemax and Hulu added closed captions support on iOS, a similar slew of upgrades have come to their apps on Android. Unfortunately, there do...
04:21 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Looxcie HD brings 1080p and WiFi streaming to a helmet near you
Looxcie isn't just a luxurious sounding word (and terrible pun), it's also a maker of life-sharing head-mounted cameras. Up until now, it would only let you capture your life in a rather pedestrian ...
04:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget UK pricing begins to filter out for Motorola's Intel-powered RAZR i smartphone
Soon after it's unveiling, the Intel-based RAZR i showed up in Clove's listings with a SIM-free price of £342, and now it looks as if a few more outlets are pushing pricing details to the worl...
03:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 510 put under the regulatory limelight, hints low-cost Windows Phone 7.8 on the way
Here's a contradiction in action: a Nokia phone that goes down a model number, but up in features. That's what we'll see if regulatory screenings and leaks surrounding the unreleased Lumia 510 are a...
03:26 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus finally lands Jelly Bean update
As Alton Brown is fond of saying, "your patience will be rewarded." Today, those of you with Verizon-branded Galaxy Nexus handsets (at least those that didn't run out and download an unofficial Jell...
03:05 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Swiss railway says it's 'proud' Apple is using its iconic clock design, still wants to get paid
If you thought the new iPad clock app in iOS 6 looked a little familiar, you're not alone. The design is a near-exact replica of the iconic Swiss railway clock designed in 1955 by Hans Hilfiker and ...
02:51 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget New York City, meet your new official taxi: the Nissan NV200
Back in May, Nissan unveiled its NV200 van as New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow" in a joint press conference with Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Today, NYC's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) made the p...
02:34 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L7 leaks for Boost Mobile as the Venice
The merriment continues at evleaks, which just spilled another smartphone via Twitter. This time it's the LG Venice for Boost Mobile: a rebadged version of the Optimus L7 that just so happens to spo...
02:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook shutting down facial recognition in the EU, gets stamp of approval from Ireland DPC
Earlier this year, Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner, a body whose decisions impact Facebook's policies in Europe at large, made several recommendations to bring the website in line with region...
01:55 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget German court rules that Motorola, Samsung don't violate Apple touch event patent
Motorola and Samsung just caught a break from the law after a few hard knocks. A Mannheim, Germany court has ruled that neither company infringes on an Apple patent covering how an OS responds to an...
01:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Kickstarter tells users 'We are not a store,' tightens rules for hardware pitches
Kickstarter's founders are getting worried about what people think -- and in particular that the crowdfunding platform will be perceived as an Amazon for uninvented gadgets. As such, they're tighten...
01:10 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia T review: a new 4.5-inch smartphone flagship that isn't quite new enough
More Info Sony Xperia T unveiled Sony Xperia TX hands-on Sony Xperia T appears with AT&T branding Sony's Xperia T goes by a few names. Depending on which country you're in, you m...
01:10 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia T review: a new 4.6-inch smartphone flagship that isn't quite new enough
More Info Sony Xperia T unveiled Sony Xperia TX hands-on Sony Xperia T appears with AT&T branding Sony's Xperia T goes by a few names. Depending on which country you're in, you m...
01:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia stacks up its maps next to Apple's and Google's, politely suggests it comes out on top
You might have noticed a brouhaha over map accuracy in iOS 6. Nokia undoubtedly did, as it's using the iPhone 5 launch to remind us that its strategy has been all about location lately. The crew in ...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 58: Is the iPhone 5 innovative or incremental?
It may be the most anticipated phone of the year, and now it's here. In this week's issue of Distro, we'll bring you our full impressions of Apple's iPhone 5. While it may be the center of attention...
12:15 pm EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget SpaceX to start International Space Station cargo runs on October 7th, kick off routine private spaceflight
SpaceX just put a date on when private space travel becomes a seemingly everyday affair: October 7th. That's when the company and NASA expect to launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Forc...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget HBO boss Bill Nelson announces retirement, Richard Plepler will assume the throne
After five years as king of the HBO castle, CEO Bill Nelson has announced he's leaving the company to retire at the end of the year. During Nelson's near 30-year career, he bounced through a string ...
11:00 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Tokyo Game Show 2012 wrap-up: Sony's new PS3, 'Prototype-SR' and assorted gaming peripherals
After a few humid and sweaty days in Tokyo, TGS 2012 is drawing to a close. While the public days continue through the weekend, us media types are headed back to our respective homelands until next ...
10:55 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry outage affecting users in Europe, Middle East and Africa (update: service restored?)
While the two events are entirely unrelated, a major service outage coinciding with potentially the biggest mobile of the year hitting stores worldwide is just plain old unlucky. Users of RIM's Blac...
10:31 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Vellamo benchmark adds CPU and memory tests, here's how it rates the One X and GS III
Qualcomm's Vellamo app has been a part of the furniture in our Android benchmarking suite for a while now, providing a fun little test of browsing and networking speeds on almost any Android device....
10:21 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Packaging hints at ASUS Padfone 2 having 4.7-inch 720p display, 13MP camera, quad-core S4 Pro
We can't guarantee what this box contains, but if the list of specs is accurate then it's definitely too good to gift-wrap. The photo above was posted to a Chinese forum thread entitled "Padfone 2 s...
09:47 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Neurowear wants to read your mind, geotag your feelings (video)
Geotagging your photos? Old hat -- Neurowear wants to geotag your mood. The folks that brought animated cat ears to the human race is now using NeuroSky's brainwave-reading headgear to suss out your...
09:06 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 becomes 15 percent of Apple mobile device traffic within 24 hours
There's been some trepidation among Apple device users over the upgrade to iOS 6 given that it takes away some components while adding others. You wouldn't guess it from the initial upgrade rate, ho...
08:35 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Cellcom carries HTC Desire 4G LTE as its first LTE phone September 21st, hopes you'll notice
Good news: Cellcom is offering its first-ever LTE phone on September 21st, in what will no doubt be one of the carrier's biggest phone launches of the year. Only it's not what you think. While Cellco...
07:46 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Sony's HMZ-T2 3D headset at TGS: gaming at close range (video)
Sony's second generation 3D visor didn't make a big splash back at IFA, but the HMZ-T2 certainly has a pigeonhole at Tokyo's premier gaming event. In addition to the headset's substitutional reality...
07:09 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Razer Game Booster enters closed beta, ready to fine tune your rig (video)
Normally we associate Razer with hardware. Gaming mice, keyboards and headsets are the company's bread and butter. It even has a laptop geared expressly towards the serious pixel pusher. But, you mi...
06:39 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget BT to offer free YouView box with one-year broadband contract, 49 for existing customers
If you're not quite comfortable shelling out £299 for BT's YouView box, then you're in luck. Starting October 26th, the hardware will be free for new Infinity broadband subscribers who ink con...
05:53 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 hits the teardown table, scores a 7 out of 10 for repairability from iFixit
If it's the day that shipments of the latest iPhone arrive around the world, then it is just as surely the day that iFixit's teardown specialists break out their screwdrivers and show you what's ins...
04:47 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Researchers create working quantum bit in silicon, pave way for PCs of the future
If you've been paying attention, you know the quantum computing revolution is coming -- and so far the world has a mini quantum network, not to mention the $10,000 D-Wave One, to show for it. Resear...
04:01 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Razer BlackShark gaming headset hands-on (video)
At the end of August, Razer outed a black and green-cloaked version of its BlackShark gaming headset. The original unit first broke from cover just ahead of E3, but on that particular show floor, th...
03:52 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Jarre Aeroskull speaker dock packs dual 15-watt woofers, recently departed Apple Dock Connector
Just in time for Halloween, Jarre's new Aeroskull dock embodies 70 watts of total power in a human-like cranium, complete with a pair of speaker-packing shades. Jarre is showing off the colorful chr...
03:05 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Circle Pad Pro for 3DS XL spotted at TGS, we go hands-on (video)
Nintendo is starting to make a habit of quietly releasing products at trade-shows they don't attend. Kyoto's premiere gaming outfit still isn't present on the TGS show floor, but Capcom has once aga...
02:19 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Dennis Crowley: Foursquare's a discovery and recommendation engine first, social service second
Plenty of Foursquare fans use the app primarily as a means to share their own location and see the locations of others around them, but Foursquare isn't only about socially-acceptable stalking. At t...
01:36 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Phorus PS1 speakers and PR1 receiver add some Android-powered WiFi audio to your home (video)
It's HiFi, over WiFi. Got that? Now cross your fingers and repeat that three times, lest you forget exactly what the Phorus PS1 speaker and PR1 receiver allow you to do. So it's a WiFi speaker and r...
12:51 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with ZTE Engage and Alcatel Authority for Cricket
With September's spate of big smartphone reveals now safely out of the way, it's time for the smaller carriers to trot out their new mobile wares. And here at Pepcom's event in New York City, Cricke...
12:49 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Evernote Smart Notebook hands-on (video)
The Evernote Smart Notebook is here! Well, almost here -- it arrives on October 1 -- but we got our Moleskin-lovin' hands on the app/notebook combo a bit ahead of schedule this evening. The combinat...
12:28 am EDT - Fri, September 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for Sprint hands-on
All we know so far is that it's possibly coming to US shores at some point in November, but the good news is that Sprint brought along one of the world's most famous phablets to a press event in New...
11:58 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Carbonite Mobile backs up the contents of your phone, Android version supports remote wipes
Before today, Carbonite had a few mobile apps, but the backup process was something of a one-way street: you could access content on your handset, but you couldn't back up the contents of your phone...
11:37 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget TDK preps its first weatherproof speaker, we go hands-on
Back at IFA we spent most of our time handling new tablets and Win 8 devices, but, given that the show has grown into something of a mini-CES, there was news in almost every product category, porta...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget TDK's Wireless Charging Cube pumps out the jams, juices your Qi devices and resists water (video)
Although TDK mentioned its Wireless Charging Cube at IFA with the rest of its latest portable audio wares, it wasn't until today that we got a look at the speaker. The six by six by six-inch (yes, y...
11:27 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE Anthem 4G hands-on (video)
Metro PCS' first American LTE phone may be fast when it comes to download speeds, but not so much when it comes to basic functionality. The ZTE-built Anthem arrives next week at MetroPCS providers f...
11:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Victory hands-on: a $100 handset on Sprint with LTE and Android 4.0
Okay, it's not the nicest phone we've handled this week (heck, it's not even the best mid-range phone), but you wouldn't be reading this site if you didn't enjoy gawking at new devices, right? Right...
11:06 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III for MetroPCS hands-on (video)
Considering the recent glut of smartphone announcements, news of yet another Galaxy S III variant shouldn't have you tittering with glee. But for those of you tied to MetroPCS and hankering for a be...
11:02 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Matias Quiet Pro claims to be the 'world's quietest mechanical keyboard'
Canada's Matias Corporation has made something of a name for itself with its tactile keyboards, but those have primarily appealed to those who also enjoy (or at least accept) the sound of a mechanic...
10:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Apple says it's 'just getting started' on Maps for iOS 6, are you willing to wait? (poll)
Now that iOS 6 has arrived on Apple tablets and phones, users at large are getting their hands on the company's new Maps app for the first time only to find at least a few things out of place. The l...
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Verizon CFO buries his head in the sand, claims unlimited data is 'going by the wayside'
"La la la la. I can't hear you." Verizon's CFO, Fran Shammo, might've just as well made those comments with his hands firmly cupped over his ears, as the firm's chief number cruncher told attendees ...
09:34 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Ideo honors co-founder Bill Moggridge with Galaxy Tab-based Grid laptop
How to honor your legendary late-co-founder? If you're Ideo, it involves putting a modern spin on one of his most iconic creations. The design firm is paying tributing to computing pioneer Bill Mogg...
09:13 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Facebook trialling automatic Photo Syncing for Android app
It might not be the biggest Facebook-photo news of late, but if you like to share your life with the network's Android app, there's word of a new feature on trial just for you -- photo syncing. Soun...
08:56 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Lenovo axes Android App Shop, points you in the direction of Google Play
Business-types, Lenovo pondered, needed their own App Store Shop, dedicated to selling business-only applications to those strutting around looking serious in their polyester suits. It seems that su...
08:40 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Apple trying for patent on electromotive charging, could use that confident stride to charge iPhones
We've seen the concept of electromotive (movement-based) charging before, but it usually comes at the cost of either a clunky design or a limitation to very low-power devices like watches. Apple has...
08:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Lazaridis-backed Quantum-Nano Centre opens tomorrow, aims to be a new Bell Labs
Mike Lazaridis may now have a considerably smaller role at RIM, but he's isn't exactly receding from the technology scene in the company's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario. That's no more evident than ...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 gets mild teardown, reveals its precious new innards
With Apple's shiny new iPhone 5 set to start arriving at people's doorsteps tomorrow, it's only proper for some folks with early access to give the masses an inside look at what most won't ever get ...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Facebook revamps Messenger for Android with friendlier chats, teases core app update soon
Facebook has already been making its mea culpas for the state of its main Android app, and it's showing further atonement through an Android-first update to its Facebook Messenger companion release....
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Facebook revamps Messenger for Android with friendlier chats, teases core app update soon (update 2: iOS refresh as well)
Facebook has already been making its mea culpas for the state of its main Android app, and it's showing further atonement through an Android-first update to its Facebook Messenger companion release....
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Mark Hearn
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Mark Hearn! I can vividly re...
07:06 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Linux Foundation forms Automotive Grade Workgroup, aims to open-source your ride with Tizen
It doesn't take much driving to notice that many in-car infotainment systems are custom-built and locked down tight. The Linux Foundation sees it differently and wants our cars to embrace the same no...
06:45 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE Anthem 4G unveiled for MetroPCS, has us singing a dual-core, LTE tune for $219
Although ZTE is no stranger to the US, it hasn't been as quick to embrace LTE-based 4G as some of its rivals. The new Anthem 4G for MetroPCS puts the company back in sync, and then some. In addition...
06:29 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Of PlayStation Vita owners, 'almost all' own PlayStation 3 as well
Sony isn't sharing exact numbers, but Sony Computer Entertainment America VP of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John Koller teased that "almost all" PlayStation Vita owners are also PlayStati...
06:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Apple patent application has iPhones text when calls don't reach spotty coverage areas
If you're already using Android 4.0 or iOS 6, you're likely familiar with the option to send a pre-made text reply to incoming calls you can't take. But what if it's your own call that won't go thro...
05:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Skullcandy takes another shot at gaming headsets, quietly reveals SLYR, PLYR 2 and PLYR 1
Giving you the option to Edit your own Aviator headphones isn't the only news the fashionable folks at Skullcandy had up their sleeve for the end of 2012; with a bit of help from Astro Gaming (a rec...
05:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget DARPA threat detection technology uses a camera to see targets, software and soldier brains to identify them
DARPA aids our military in myriad ways, from designing one shot, one kill weapons to creating robotic pack mules to carry soldiers' gear. It's also been building tools for soldiers to better survey ...
05:10 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Sony explains missing PlayStation 3 price drop on old models, EU exclusivity of Flash memory version
Call it the "SuperSlim," the "Ultrasvelte," or the "LipoStation 3" -- just as long as "it stays positive," says Sony Computer Entertainment America VP of marketing, handhelds and home consoles John ...
04:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody Android app goes 3.0, adds offline playback
Rhapsody fans with Android handsets, listen up, because your subway rides just got a little more bearable. The latest version of the music streaming service rolled out on the Google Play store this w...
04:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Walmart to stop selling Amazon's Kindle line of readers and tablets
It's a lonely world when you've no storefronts to call your own. Shortly after Target decided it best to halt the sales of Amazon's Kindle products, it's being reported that Walmart is following suit...
03:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget ASUS Padfone 2 launch event slated for October 16th in both Milan and Tapei
ASUS has sent out invitations for the official launch of the Padfone 2, the follow-up to its dockable 4.3-inch Padfone. According to an invite nabbed by Notebook Italia, the unveiling will take plac...
03:26 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Sprint marks one million LTE devices sold
LTE handsets? Sprint's got 'em. And while the carrier's network deployment may be, well, a bit lacking at present, plenty of Now Network subscribers have been happy to pick up devices boasting the s...
03:26 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Sprint marks 1 million LTE devices sold
LTE handsets? Sprint's got 'em. And while the carrier's network deployment may be, well, a bit lacking at present, plenty of Now Network subscribers have been happy to pick up devices boasting the s...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft wins injunction against Motorola in German court, aims to strike patent license deal
Motorola and Microsoft are no strangers to the patent war tango, and today marks the third injunction against the Droid maker in the German court. Judge Dr. Guntz of the Munich I regional court rule...
02:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget German prosecution charges HP staff with bribing Russian officials to clinch PC contract
The legal system's engines can take awhile to get churning, but there's no questioning the impact when they're at full bore. German prosecutors have wrapped up an almost three-year investigation int...
02:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Chrome experiment explores new types of navigation, degrees of embarrassment
What you're about to see, should you choose to click the source link below, is far from perfect. On the other hand, it's clearly had a lot of effort and expertise put into it -- not only by HTML5-sa...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard update adds public transport, Apple Maps and iPhone 5 support
Navigon's gearing up for tomorrow's big day by updating its, erm, Navigon and StreetPilot Onboard apps. The refreshed software adds support for the iPhone 5's new 4-inch display as well as baking in...
01:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Photokina 2012 wrap-up: Canon, Nikon, lust-worthy Leicas, a full-frame Sony compact and more
The sun is setting on Germany's monster of a photo show, but Photokina didn't come and go without shaking up the industry. The biennial trade show drew all the big names -- Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Pa...
01:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo circle pad for 3DS XL announced in Japan
Nintendo rather quietly announced that it'll be bringing the Circle Pad Pro to its colossal 3DS XL handheld. The release doesn't go into the specifics beyond confirming the eventual arrival of the a...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget PowerA's MOGA Bluetooth Android controller launching on October 21 for $50
Like playing Sonic CD on your Android device but sick of those pesky virtual buttons? How will you ever keep ahold of all those rings?! PowerA has one potential solution for you in its MOGA (mobile ...
12:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Netgear announces Push2TV WiDi adapter and three new NeoTV units
Today, Netgear is unveiling three more Roku-troubling NeoTV boxes and Push2TV, a wireless display adapter letting you harness WiDi or Miracast to push content from smartphones, laptops or tablets to...
12:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Oppo continues its legacy with two new top end Blu-ray players
Regarded as the best of the best when it comes to disc players, Oppo has two new ones that can easily handle any disc you've got. Physical media isn't the only game in town, obviously, so in additio...
11:48 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Shocker: Samsung is 'likely to add' the iPhone 5 to its Apple lawsuit
After emitting an appropriate number of yawns and groans, staff at the federal court in San Jose have accepted a document from Samsung's lawyers stating that the manufacturer "anticipates" adding th...
11:29 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G600 survives FCC interrogation
The Huawei Ascend G600 is expected to arrive in Europe sometime this month, but in the meantime, the middle-weight smartphone was recently spotted at the FCC, where it revealed... well, not much. We...
10:50 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE confirms Blade III Android 4.0 smartphone, will debut in Scandinavia with two color options
It might have over-keenly popped up online just a few weeks ago, but now ZTE's given the Blade III the official nod. As suspected, it bears a 4-inch 800 x 400 display, runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm chip, ...
10:50 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE confirms Blade III Android 4.0 smartphone, makes Nordic debut with two color options
It might have over-keenly popped up online just a few weeks ago, but now ZTE's given the Blade III the official nod. As suspected, it bears a 4-inch 800 x 480 display, runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm chip, ...
10:34 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Sony 'Protoypte-SR' spotted at TGS 2012: the HMZ-T2 tacks on a camera, plays with user perception (video)
Remember the Sony HMZ-T2 3D head-mounted display that we tried on back at IFA? Well, it's being prominently featured here at TGS, too. Tucked away at a smaller, much more modest booth around the cor...
10:34 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Sony 'Prototype-SR' spotted at TGS 2012: the HMZ-T2 tacks on a camera, plays with user perception (video)
Remember the Sony HMZ-T2 3D head-mounted display that we tried on back at IFA? Well, it's being prominently featured here at TGS, too. Tucked away at a smaller, much more modest booth around the cor...
10:02 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget PSA: Passbook supported apps now listed in iOS 6 App Store
Now that iOS 6 has officially landed, Apple has pulled back the veil revealing the first wave of apps to support its new Passbook feature. The initial group of companies to jump on the bandwagon inc...
09:22 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi's new turbo mode boosts performance by roughly 50 percent, doesn't void warranties
Giving a Raspberry Pi extra voltage is a quick way to squeeze out additional processing power and void its warranty, but the folks behind the tinker-friendly board have devised a turbo mode that boo...
08:39 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget OS X Lion hits 10.7.5 with most recent update, brings improved security with Gatekeeper
While the latest software for OS X Lion isn't nearly as exciting as a couple of other updates that Apple released today, Lion users will find a few worthwhile improvements within the new OS X 10.7.5...
07:52 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 jailbroken already, but only on older A4-powered iPhones and iPods
iOS 6 probably won't go down in history as a revolutionary update, but fortunately it's anti-tamper measures don't seem to have changed much either. The iPhone Dev-Team has already managed to get it...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Roku's official iOS and Android remote apps add 'Play on Roku' to stream music and pics
Along with price and release date details of its new Streaming Stick plus the launch of Vudu, Roku is announcing upgrades for its mobile remote control apps. Hinted at earlier this year when softwar...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Roku Streaming Stick launches in October for $99, Vudu comes to the Roku platform today
We've been waiting for Roku to release its miniaturized dongle since CES, and now we finally know the flash drive-sized Streaming Stick will be available next month for $99. Priced the same as as th...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Ion The Game action cam has built-in WiFi and 2.5-inch display, we go hands-on
Between big guns like GoPro and Contour and big names like Sony, the action camera market is getting pretty full, pretty fast. Back in May, we saw the arrival of the Air Pro WiFi from Ion, an oblong...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Ion The Game action cam has built-in WiFi and 2.5-inch display, we go hands-on (video)
Between big guns like GoPro and Contour and big names like Sony, the action camera market is getting pretty full, pretty fast. Back in May, we saw the arrival of the Air Pro WiFi from Ion, an oblong...
05:55 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Razer's customizable fight stick returns to TGS for final beta, is still nameless (video)
Remember that disassembly friendly, unnamed Xbox 360 arcade stick Razer trotted out at TGS last year? It's back, and while it hasn't gained any traction in the moniker category, it's received a few ...
05:40 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Valve's full-scale Portal turret is another treat from Weta Workshop, check out the unboxing video
Last week Valve showed off an impressive Portal turret replica, but didn't mention where the thing came from, or why. Now it's posted another video of the original unboxing, and mentions that like i...
04:51 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Allen Institute completes gene expression map of the human brain in high-resolution 3D
As a species, we've spent a lot of time learning how the human brain works, but we've had to go without a true, thorough map of how genes manifest themselves in our craniums; previous maps have been...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HP planning to launch an enterprise-friendly tablet 'soon'
Buried in its press release announcing new laptops, desktops, monitors and accessories, HP made an interesting admission: it's not done yet. At the tail end of the PR, even after it broke down the v...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HP unveils first NFC-enabled mouse, various other PC accessories
In addition to unveiling all those laptops, HP just announced a boatload of peripherals. Of the bunch, the most compelling might be the NFC-enabled Touch to Pair Mouse, which, as the name suggests, ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HP refreshes four of its business PCs with AMD Trinity chips
If you've been waiting for some spankin' new designs for HP's business machines, we hate to disappoint you, but we've only got a spec bump to report here. The company just announced that it's freshe...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HP retools its Envy Phoenix h9 desktop, says the new version will go on sale October 26th
It was just a few months ago that HP refreshed its Envy Phoenix h9 desktop tower with Ivy Bridge processors, and now it's gone back to the drawing board to re-tool the design itself. In its latest i...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HP's 24-inch x2401 monitor is just 11mm thick, arrives in November for $249
It wouldn't be a seasonal HP product launch without dozens of PCs and at least one monitor, right? This go-round, the company is launching the x2401, a 24-inch, 1080p display with a slim, 11mm-thick...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HP announces Envy m4 thin-and-light, along with two slimmed-down Sleekbooks
Remember the Pavilion m6? It was one of many, many lightweight laptops HP announced last spring. To recap, it didn't technically fit Intel's Ultrabook specifications, but it was still quite thin, an...
03:25 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Turtle Beach Ear Force NLa and N11 stereo Wii U headsets hands-on (video)
Nintendo may be MIA at TGS this year (as usual), but that hasn't stopped Turtle Beach -- it brought a pair of Wii U headsets to the show anyway. We dropped by the outfit's booth to take a peek, find...
02:58 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation Vita Sapphire Blue hands-on (video)
After breaking from cover at yesterday's pre-TGS presser, the two new PlayStation Vita color variants have gotten cozy at the Sony booth on the show floor. Unlike the quick photo opp that we snagged...
02:19 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget Apple gets patent for universal batteries, edges closer to long-lasting wireless peripherals
These days, just about every Apple product is defined by a non-removable battery. It's with no small hint of irony, then, that Apple just received a US patent for a universal removable battery syste...
01:06 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget ZTE Warp Sequent now available on Boost Mobile for $200
Boost Mobile has a history of recycling Sprint's smartphones, but every now and then it releases a first-fun phone of its own. This time around we're looking at the ZTE Warp Sequent, a fitting follo...
12:03 am EDT - Thu, September 20, 2012
Engadget HTC shows design work for Windows Phone 8X and 8S, strips them bare (video)
HTC and Microsoft have been cautious about what they'll let us see of the software on the Windows Phone 8X and its 8S counterpart. Apparently, they don't have any such compunctions about leaving the...
11:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget New Android Jelly Bean factory images now available for Nexus S models
It's been nearly two months since Google quietly posted that initial batch of Jelly Bean images for its ever-growing family of Nexus handsets. And while today a few members of the pack are being lef...
10:43 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Apple updates nearly every app for iOS 6, sneaks in key GarageBand, iPhoto and Podcasts updates
If you didn't already know that iOS 6 was out in the wild, Apple just delivered a torrent of mobile app updates to make it perfectly clear. Virtually every app that isn't preloaded now has explicit ...
10:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for Android update brings your full location search history to handhelds
While Google Maps may have found itself on the outside looking in on the just-released iOS 6, it's got a fresh update for Android devices that makes sure any locations you've searched are right at y...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Why we fight
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I think I figured out why we love to argue about technology. It c...
09:57 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget MakerBot Store tour (video)
After the news-filled event MakerBot held, just down the street from the Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, we found a fleet of cars ready to ferry us back to Manhattan. The cars weren't there to return...
09:36 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers (video)
Earlier today we had a nice sit-down with Kobo, where we got some quality hands-on time with the company's Arc Android tablet. As you can imagine, that was the marquee product on display, but we als...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Unity and Nintendo partner to bring Unity Engine, and its 1.2 million devs, to Wii U
Unity Engine is best known for supporting mobile and digital titles, but Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason sees his company's engine as more flexible than that. Nintendo apparently does as well,...
08:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget UAV Lifeguards to patrol Australian beaches, Hasselhoff given notice
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird, it's a plane -- it's... a lifeguard? Aiming to keep a robotic eye out for distressed swimmers and dangerous marine life, Surf Life Saving Australia will soon deploy...
08:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft intros Sculpt Comfort Keyboard, left end of the space bar can be used as a backspace key
Over the summer, Microsoft took a break from showing off Windows 8 hybrids and turned its attention to unleashing a bunch of portable mice and keyboards. Turns out, Redmond wasn't quite done refresh...
07:53 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget MakerBot unveils Replicator 2, 2X and launches retail store, we go eyes-on
The Replicator may have just been pushed off this writer's Christmas list. (Note to self: send updated letter to Santa.) But, this isn't a loss for MakerBot Industries, because it's being replaced b...
07:42 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget CompactFlash Association announces 600MBsec CFast2.0 spec, SanDisk developing cards
SD cards and their many variants may be the memory card format of choice in most cameras these days, but there's still plenty of instances where nothing but a larger CompactFlash card will suffice. N...
07:28 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget BBC Media Player to give Android users their iPlayer fix in a mostly Flashless world
Remember how the BBC was asking Adobe to keep Flash for Android on life support for a short while? The broadcaster just removed any doubts as to why with the launch of BBC Media Player, its solution...
07:13 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Toshiba intros Camileo BW20 waterproof camcorder, available now for $130
Toshiba might have missed the summer vacationers by just a bit, but with the beautiful fall season just around the corner in the US, it's that period to introduce a new Camileo to the group. This ti...
06:55 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget HTC's Windows Phone 8X vs. the competition: fight!
HTC's unveiled a pair of Windows Phone 8 devices that seem destined to square off against Nokia's similarly polycarbonated handsets. You may not be able to easily pick 'em out of a crowd, but there'...
06:40 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft brings Retina display support to Office for Mac
Microsoft brought Office for Mac 2011 up to speed with Mountain Lion this summer, and it's now back with another update that finally adds support for the MacBook Pro's Retina display. That comes cou...
06:36 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Tobii, Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo partner on eye tracking ibeam tablet, promise a peek in October
Tobii's eye tracking Gaze UI hasn't been especially portable so far, but we'll soon see that change through a new collaboration involving Fujitsu and NTT DoCoMo. The trio plan to reveal the ibeam, a...
06:18 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget DirecTV Everywhere VOD and live TV streaming finally arrives on the iPhone
After debuting them on iPad and Android, DirecTV has finally brought "Everywhere" features to the iPhone. That includes video on demand access to a number of shows and movies no matter where you are...
05:58 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy (video)
There's a big frame in Polaroid's Photokina booth -- a giant, blown up version of the iconic white border that graced the company's instant photos for so many decades, beckoning passersby to stand b...
05:52 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 gets the FCC nod
It was going to happen eventually, but we're big fans of the "better soon than later" mentality. The global edition of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 flagship, the Lumia 920, has been given the thumbs-up f...
05:39 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget DECam: Gazing deep into the final frontier in search of dark energy
The National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) puts it into perspective right away: "Eight billion years ago, rays of light from distant galaxies began their long journey to Earth." It's importan...
05:27 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Apple releases OS X 10.8.2 update for Mountain Lion: Facebook integration, iMessage fixes and more
Looks like one major software update wasn't enough, as Apple is following its push of iOS 6 with OS X 10.8.2. Weighing in at 697.54MB, it's a pretty substantial update for Mountain Lion users, with ...
05:24 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget LG gets patent for mobile UI that reacts to flexible displays, encourages origami
As often as companies love to toy with flexible displays, we're seldom told how we'd control that newfound freedom. Are we supposed to make e-paper cranes? Credit LG for some forward thinking -- it'...
05:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia T for AT&T achieves FCC victory
We witnessed the Sony Xperia T make its way through the FCC approval process a few days ago, but there was still something drastically missing: compatibility with AT&T LTE. But as some images pu...
04:50 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 now available to download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Cupertino's newest hardware may have us purring, but Apple hasn't left those of us with existing hardware out in the cold. iOS 6 should be appearing as an available update right now, or at least ver...
04:50 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 now available to download for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (update: full changelog)
Cupertino's newest hardware may have us purring, but Apple hasn't left those of us with existing hardware out in the cold. iOS 6 should be appearing as an available update right now, or at least ver...
04:40 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget American Airlines to hand out Galaxy Note 'tablets' to 17,000 flight attendants (video)
Things aren't all Champagne and caviar over at American Airlines, not that you'd know it from the company's latest press release. The Dallas-based air carrier just shared a plan to outfit all of its...
04:25 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget AT&T's LTE network now live in Seattle, Portland, Pittsburgh and Honolulu
The Rethink Possible carrier may be taking baby steps towards its LTE goals, but today more folks will be happy that they, too, can finally start experiencing some speedier service. AT&T has ann...
04:08 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget GE launches eye-pleasing WattStation Wall EV charger in Europe
Every EV needs juice, but GE likes to dispense it in style, and it's sticking to that mantra with its new, wall-mounted version of the WattStation. The weather-resistant charging point has been laun...
03:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8S hands-on: a bright Windows phone that holds promise (video)
HTC is making a two-pronged attack on Windows Phone 8, and while it may not match up to the specs on its new flagship, Windows Phone 8S by HTC (yes, that's the official moniker) has some charm all o...
03:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8S by HTC hands-on: a bright Windows phone that holds promise (video)
HTC is making a two-pronged attack on Windows Phone 8, and while it may not match up to the specs on its new flagship, the Windows Phone 8S by HTC (yes, that's the official moniker) has some charm a...
03:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8X coming to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in November
We just had a chance to see and handle the colorful Windows Phone 8X by HTC, but where will we find it in the US? On stage, the company told us that the new device will be heading to three major car...
03:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Google, Amazon, Facebook and more confirmed as members of the Internet Association
Pitching itself as the first trade alliance to represent the concerns of the online economy, the Internet Association lobbying group has just confirmed its member companies and policy platform. As s...
03:23 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Former NVIDIA mobile chief Mike Rayfield lands at Micron Technology
Micron Technology is adding Mike Rayfield as the brains to its newly-doubled manufacturing brawn. NVIDIA's departing mobile chief was instrumental in producing Tegra 3, the hardware behind flagship ...
03:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8X by HTC hands-on: Microsoft's modern mobile OS personified in polycarbonate
One thing's for sure: HTC's not playing it safe with the Windows Phone 8X. The flagship line, officially announced at its event in New York today, arrives emboldened not only by an array of lively h...
03:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8X by HTC: 4.3-inch 720p display, LTE, dual-core S4, available this November
Consider this Microsoft's ultimate blessing, or merely a way to guarantee household name recognition. Whatever the case, the company's next-gen Apollo OS is not only powering HTC's newest mobile mov...
03:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget HTC announces Windows Phone 8S: a mid-range Microsoft handset for the fashion conscious
The Windows Phone 8 era is swinging into full effect. Nokia's big launch event was only a few short weeks ago, now HTC is enjoying its time in the spotlight with two handsets of its own. The Windows...
03:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8X and 8S family portraits
HTC introduced us to not one, but two Windows Phone 8 devices today. Sure, we've poked and prodded them but, before you get your chance to grope the 8S and 8X, we figured a proper introduction is or...
03:08 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Square competitor Groupon Payments launches today, promises lowest cost for retailers
Popular deal website Groupon is venturing into the world of smart phone-based credit card payments today, launching the Groupon Payments initiative nationwide after a successful pilot program is the...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Live from HTC's NYC press event!
It's a fine autumn day in NYC. The air is cool, it's a little breezy and a certain Taiwanese manufacturer has invited us over to check out some cool new gadgets. What exactly does HTC have in store?...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Vizio Co-Star review: how good a deal is this $99 Google TV box?
More Info Vizio Co-Star Google TV set-top box is up for pre-order, $100 brings it your way in August Vizio Co-Star teardown supplies the tech specs we never had Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV...
02:50 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Kobo Arc tablet hands-on (video)
When Kobo released the Vox, its first tablet, Engadget had just recently abolished review scores. In retrospect, that was a good thing for the company, as we didn't have very many nice things to say...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget US Cellular will get Samsung Galaxy Note II in late October, will cost $300
We already knew that US Cellular would be getting its hands on the Galaxy Note II alongside the four national players in the US, but the company just came out with specific pricing and general avail...
02:39 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Dice Holdings buys Slashdot, Freecode and SourceForge for $20 million
Dice Holdings, the unimaginatively named owner of technology jobs site Dice.com has purchased Geeknet's media business for a cool $20 million. The deal hands over control of the world-famous Slashdo...
02:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Yahoo starts selling half of its Alibaba stake as promised, sends $3.65 billion to giddy shareholders
Anyone who's been holding on to Yahoo shares through thick and thin is about to reap the rewards of that patience. As the company promised, it's starting to sell back half its stake in Alibaba, clos...
02:14 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for September 19th: an ASUS wireless router, keyboards and more
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
02:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 makes PureView appearance at Photokina with anti-shake video demo (video)
Sure, Nokia's recently announced Lumia 920 runs Windows Phone 8, but its banner feature is actually the PureView camera, which in some ways seems more capable than that of its 808 sibling. Company r...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Turtle Beach releasing entry-level Ear Force NLa, N11 stereo headsets for the Wii U faithful
Turtle Beach, the company that builds high-end audio gear for gamers immaterial of their bank balance is pushing out a pair of headsets for Nintendo's latest baby. The Ear Force NLa is an entry-leve...
01:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Pentax's Q10 mirrorless shows its tiny sensor to the world, we give it the hands-on treatment (video)
It's tough to express just how much Pentax's new Q10 mirrorless looks like a toy camera until you see it in-person, so unless you're in Cologne this week, you're going to have to take our word for i...
01:42 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G hands-on redux (video)
By now, you should be well acquainted with LG's glass-clad Optimus G -- the Android device so nice the company introduced it twice. And while today's stateside splash narrows the focus on its US ava...
01:32 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Pentax K-5 II and K-5 IIs hands-on (video)
Everyone loves a sequel, right? This here is the K-5 II, the new DSLR from Pentax, making an appearance on the show floor, here at Photokina in Germany, alongside the rather similar, if somewhat pri...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget PSA: iOS 6 expected to arrive at 1PM Eastern, get your downloads ready
Apple tends to release new iOS upgrades like clockwork, which gives us a good indicator of when it should push iOS 6 to early adopters: 1PM Eastern, or 10AM Pacific and 5PM GMT. At that point, you c...
01:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A110 comes to Europe this fall with Jelly Bean, 180 UK price
Acer missed its summer launch target for the Iconia Tab A110, but it's making amends for its timing. The 7-inch, quad-core tablet is now reaching Europe in the fall, but it's also carrying that rumo...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung's MultiView MV900F begins shipping with 180-degree AMOLED display for $350
Shipping targets aren't set in stone, so we weren't terribly surprised to see Samsung miss its late-August goal for the new MultiView MV900F. Today, the Korean CE giant announced that its MV900F is ...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II to land 'by mid-November' on all major US carriers
We'd say the wait is nearly over, but that wouldn't be telling the whole truth. Inching ever closer to a hard launch date, Samsung's Galaxy Note II is now poised to hit stateside on Verizon, AT&...
12:52 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G and its quad-core 1.5GHz S4 Pro coming to US shores in Q4
When it comes to LG's latest flagship, it appears there can be no shortage of official announcements. So, while the news from overseas may not be quite so fresh, there's certainly nothing stale abou...
12:52 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G and its quad-core 1.5GHz S4 Pro coming to US shores in Q4 (update: video)
When it comes to LG's latest flagship, it appears there can be no shortage of official announcements. So, while the news from overseas may not be quite so fresh, there's certainly nothing stale abou...
12:43 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget John Legere confirmed as new Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile USA
Back in the heat of summer, T-Mobile USA's then CEO Philipp Humm resigned to take up the mantle at Vodafone. In the interim, former COO Jim Alling stepped up to keep the chair warm while a permanent...
12:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Targus Ultralife accessories for Ultrabooks turn their noses up at lesser, non-ultrafied PC peripherals
If sales figures from earlier in the year are any indication, it would seem that Ultrabooks are gaining traction, so you can't really blame accessory makers for wanting to piggyback on their success...
11:58 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sky bags exclusive rights Warner Bros. movie catalog, makes LoveFilm and others wait
Sky has bested its broadcast and video-on-demand rivals by signing a deal with Warner Bros. for exclusive rights to its films in the UK and Ireland. Once the six-month cinema window has elapsed, eac...
11:45 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Apple's EarPods get the iFixit teardown treatment, found to basically be earbuds
As we briefly mentioned in our EarPods review, iFixit was able to teardown Apple's latest generation of earbuds, which are currently shipping with the iPhone 5. While we weren't quite sure what was ...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 7-inch rooted in spite of Amazon, unstoppable force meets the unhackable object (video)
We were worried there, for a minute. After code explorers found that Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7-inch had both a locked bootloader and extra security measures, there was a brief concern that the pseud...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Dell's Latitude 10 tablet and dock, OptiPlex 9010 AIO, Latitude 6430u laptop arrive to tempt business pros
Windows 8 is coming folks, and so is an onslaught of new machines featuring Microsoft's something-for-everyone OS. Dell already showed us some of its fresh consumer Win8 hardware back at IFA 2012, a...
10:52 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Skullcandy launches Edit headphone customization service, personalized cans from $199
One charge you could never level at Skullcandy is that its headphones are drab. But, if you were still thinking that the designs just aren't, well, jazzy enough, perhaps the new Edit service is for ...
10:52 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Skullcandy launches Edit headphone customization service, personalized cans from $199 (video)
One charge you could never level at Skullcandy is that its headphones are drab. But, if you were still thinking that the designs just aren't, well, jazzy enough, perhaps the new Edit service is for ...
10:03 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget How the iPhone 5 got its 'insanely great' A6 processor
It's hard not to be impressed by the A6 engine in the new iPhone 5, since it's now proven to deliver a double-shot of great performance and class-leading battery life. But silicon stories like that d...
09:47 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget ZTE to launch Mozilla-based smartphones early next year
ZTE just can't get enough mobile OS's. The manufacturer is all over Android, it's got Windows Phone 8 coming out of its leaky pores, and now it's revealed plans to launch phones based on the Firefox...
09:32 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget The Nook Simple Touch can run a Genesis emulator, but should it?
There we were, thinking touch-based versions of gaming classics were a bad idea on a device intended for gaming -- and then we saw Sonic the Hedgehog 2 running on a Nook Simple Touch. YouTube user "...
08:54 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Casio's Exilim EX-H50 superzooms its way to Photokina, we go hands-on
Looking for a superzoom camera without the bulk of a DSLR? Casio's Exilim EX-H50 is a pretty slick proposition. The camera's got a reasonably slim profile that's a bit more like an oversized point-a...
08:54 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Casio's Exilim EX-H50 superzooms its way to Photokina, we go hands-on (video)
Looking for a superzoom camera without the bulk of a DSLR? Casio's Exilim EX-H50 is a pretty slick proposition. The camera's got a reasonably slim profile that's a bit more like an oversized point-a...
08:52 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Casio joins the self-portrait LCD ranks with the 350 Exilim EX-ZR1000, we go hands-on (video)
Watch out, Samsung MV900F, there's a new self-portrait cam in town. Many camera manufacturers may not consider high-end models from Casio to be a threat to their own market share, but the company's ...
08:23 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget MIT engineers use ultrasound for improved topical drug administration (video)
Ultrasound is likely most often associated with sonograms, but some MIT engineers are poised to change that. By using two separate beams of inaudible sound waves (one at low-frequency, the other hig...
07:57 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Intel hosts Windows 8 tablet event next week: Dell, HP, Samsung and more in attendance
Ahead of Microsoft's big reveal next month, Intel's hosting an event on September 27th, bringing together Windows 8 tablets from ASUS, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and even ZTE -- a manufacturer ...
07:28 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Rethink delivers Baxter the friendly worker robot, prepares us for our future metal overlords (video)
No one would characterize existing factory robots as especially warm and fuzzy: they're usually disembodied limbs that are more likely to cut you than hug you. Rethink Robotics wants to put a friend...
07:01 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Wi-Fi Alliance announces first Miracast-certified devices, full compatibility with Intel WiDi
Take note, because there's a new standard in realm of wireless video streaming and it's known as Miracast. Since the initial announcement, some very respectable manufacturers have chosen to support t...
06:47 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Vita gets a blue and red-hued makeover, we take a closer look (eyes-on)
After the new PS3s had their moment in the spotlight at Sony's pre-TGS press event, the company also announced color variants for the PS Vita. We weren't able to fondle the pair just yet, the key di...
06:09 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) up close and personal (eyes-on)
Just after their pre-TGS announcement, we were able to snag a closer look at Sony's new slimmed-down PlayStation 3 consoles. While we weren't able to put our grubby mitts on the pair, we did get a p...
05:40 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Scosche's Rhythm pulse monitor for iOS tracks your run, lets you change the beat (video)
"Appcessories" is probably one of the more abrasive, yet devilishly descriptive, portmanteaus we've heard in recent years. But, if you're still not sure what it means, consider the Rhythm pulse moni...
05:30 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sharp and Fujitsu join PlayStation Certified program, PS Mobile SDK available this November
Move over HTC -- both Sharp and Fujitsu are joining Sony's PlayStation Certified program, allowing games in the PlayStation Mobile marketplace to be purchased and played on various portable devices ...
05:20 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget PS Vita and PS3 cross-buy: more discounts, less freebies
Sony's PS3 / Vita cross-buy program might not be as simple as "buy one, get one" after all. Taking the stage at its pre-TGS press event, Sony announced a new Hot Shots Golf game as one of the progra...
05:00 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Portable dropping by 3,000 to 14,800
Just because Sony's focus during the Tokyo Game Show is on its two newest consoles, the Vita and the PlayStation 3, doesn't mean the company's forgotten about the PlayStation Portable. During its pr...
04:45 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony announces red and blue PlayStation Vita variants
If Sony's handheld wonder lacks the visual pop your discerning sense of style craves, you're in luck: the Vita's getting a new look. Sony teased a rainbow of colorful handhelds at TGS last year, but...
04:45 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony announces Cosmic Red and Sapphire Blue PlayStation Vita variants
If Sony's handheld wonder lacks the visual pop your discerning sense of style craves, you're in luck: the Vita's getting a new look. Sony teased a rainbow of colorful handhelds at TGS last year, but...
04:45 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony announces Cosmic Red and Sapphire Blue PlayStation Vita variants, arriving in Japan November 15th
If Sony's handheld wonder lacks the visual pop your discerning sense of style craves, you're in luck: the Vita's getting a new look. Sony teased a rainbow of colorful handhelds at TGS last year, but...
04:33 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony pushing PlayStation Plus to Vita this November, existing users already in
PlayStation Vita owners will get access this November to the promised PlayStation Plus program, previously exclusive to Sony's PlayStation 3 console. Like on PS3, Vita PS Plus subscribers will get "...
04:33 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Plus added to Vita this November, existing users already in
PlayStation Vita owners will get access this November to the promised PlayStation Plus program, previously exclusive to Sony's PlayStation 3 console. Like on PS3, Vita PS Plus subscribers will get "...
04:25 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable abandons wireless business plans, sells 7.2 percent Clearwire stake
Time Warner Cable has decided against entering the wireless business, and as such, it's selling the 7.2 percent stake in Clearwire it picked up in 2008. Thanks to the dwindling value of the network ...
04:05 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, launching this fall in black and white
A few years ago, Sony pulled the curtain back on a slimmed-down version of its PlayStation 3, and yet another Japan-only version since then. Today at the company's pre-Tokyo Game Show press event, t...
04:05 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, 250GB bundle launches September 25th for $269
A few years ago, Sony pulled the curtain back on a slimmed-down version of its PlayStation 3, and yet another Japan-only version since then. Today at the company's pre-Tokyo Game Show press event, t...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Single Edition gets cozy with Creative Cloud, code deficient designers rejoice
If you've been looking for a way to make publishing for the iPad much easier and erase the coding headaches, Adobe is looking to oblige. The software company has announced that its Digital Publishin...
03:30 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget We're live from Tokyo Game Show 2012 in Tokyo, Japan!
This week Japan's capital city welcomes gamers from around the globe for some show and tell with the country's finest at TGS. As for us, we're particularly anxious to see what Sony may have in store...
02:57 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: the 808 PureView that wasn't
Meet the 808 Android: the modern day equivalent of those fake mobile antennas that people would attach to their cars in order to make others think they were a big shot. Yes, this device is an Androi...
02:30 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Facebook's new mobile ad network goes into beta, serves advertisements on third party sites and apps
Facebook already sports advertisements baked into its own website and mobile apps, and now it'll begin serving ads on other handset-optimized websites and smartphone applications. TechCrunch reports...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 review
Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Simpler. The moment the iPhone 5 was unveiled we knew that it was checking off all the right boxes, folding in all the improvements and refinements people have been demandi...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Apple EarPods review: A $29 revolution in earbuds or another set for the recycling bin?
Whether you think they're infamous or merely a signature piece of Apple design, there's no doubt most of us have been exposed the company's iconic white earbuds. Along with the latest batch of iPods...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 review
More Info iOS 5 review Apple unveils iOS 6 at WWDC, launch apps with Siri, Facebook integration, Maps iOS 6 coming to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch on September 1...
12:52 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G and its quad-core 1.5GHz S4 Pro coming to US shores in Q4
When it comes to LG's latest flagship, it appears there can be no shortage of official announcements. So, while the news from overseas may not be quite so fresh, there's certainly nothing stale abou...
12:34 am EDT - Wed, September 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 316 - 09.18.2012
We weren't expecting to see the Wii U take the top slot in this week's podcast, but we also weren't expecting the Cardinals to take out the Patriots. We'll get to the bottom of Nintendo's TVii all th...
11:28 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Advocacy groups notify AT&T of net neutrality complaint with the FCC over FaceTime restrictions
Public advocacy groups aren't all that impressed with AT&T's justifications for limiting FaceTime access over 3G and 4G to those who spring for its costlier Mobile Share plans. Free Press, Publi...
10:44 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Chameleon Launcher for Tablets v1.0 available on Google Play for $10 (video)
After a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign (twice) and a month or so beta period, the highly anticipated Chameleon launcher is finally available for Android tablets. In case you were at your sum...
10:14 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Pocket for Android gets updated with text-to-speech feature, minor UI improvements
Android users who enjoy saving their reading for later will be happy to know that Pocket's been on the receiving end of a very pleasant update. The main addition in this new version is a text-to-spe...
09:46 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Valve's first hardware beta starting by next year, wearable computing still far off
Valve Software's hardware division is still in its infancy. Despite having existed for over a year, recruitment is still its primary concern -- "prototyping is almost secondary," longtime inventor/h...
09:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget RIM's L-Series BlackBerry 10 handset gets another chance to pout for the cameras
Those excited about what handsets RIM will belatedly produce at the start of next year should check out these two pictures of an L-Series handset taking it easy on someone's desk. There isn't much t...
08:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft hires former CBS executive to produce original video content for Xbox
Earlier today, rumors started circulating around the web about Microsoft having hired a former CBS executive to oversee the creation of original video content for the company's famed console. It did...
08:32 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget iRobot buys rival Evolution Robotics for $74 million to expand hard-floor cleaning tech
iRobot celebrated Roomba's 10th birthday quietly teeing up a $74 million acquisition of rival Evolution Robotics Inc. The Pasadena-based company produces the Mint, a hard-floor 'bot that uses ordina...
08:06 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget BioWare co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk retire, to exit the game industry
BioWare co-founders Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka collectively announced their retirement today from the studio they founded nearly 20 years ago, as well as from their positions at parent company Elec...
07:47 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Marvell and Stanford create SMILE Plug cloud computer, SMILE Consortium to get companies and devs to build a better education system
Last time we saw the SMILE Plug cloud computer, it was nothing more than a render -- an alabaster box with dual external antennas and a glowing green (or red) visage to let you know when it's functi...
07:26 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Kobo cuts 8GB Arc tablet in favor of larger models, pricing still starts at $200
It's only been a couple of weeks since Kobo took the wraps off of its new lineup of readers and tablets, but someone must have told the company spacier Arcs were in need. Today, the outfit announced...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Vizio All-in-One review (24-inch): a TV maker tries its hand at desktops
More Info Vizio Thin + Light review (14-inch, 2012) Vizio officially introduces PC line Vizio's 24- and 27-inch Ivy Bridge all-in-ones get official: on sale today for $898 and up...
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Internet Archive puts all TV news since 2009 online, helps you stay classy
Wish you could spend your evenings and weekends reliving the halcyon days of broadcast news? You should head on over to the Internet Archive. Founder Brewster Kahle has collected TV news from 20 maj...
06:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget We're liveblogging HTC's big reveal tomorrow at 11am ET! (update: teaser)
HTC isn't betraying too much with its event invite, but we've got our suspicions about what the Taiwanese company has up its sleeve. Maybe there will even be a few surprises in store for us, who kno...
06:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget SkyDrive adds recycle bin, Excel surveys for the chronically indecisive
For all of the talk of cloud backups and sync, there isn't always a safety net when working from the cloud itself -- delete a file online and it might be gone forever. With that in mind, Microsoft j...
05:52 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget JetBlue Ka-band high-speed internet now arriving in early 2013, eight times faster than the competition
JetBlue Airways' high-speed wireless initiative is being held in a flight pattern until "early 2013," apparently. The company announced as much in a detailed blog post this afternoon, which also com...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Fox kicks off its Digital HD initiative by joining Google Play and YouTube, offering movies early
Fox embraced a radical thought when it outlined its Digital HD initiative earlier this month: customers are more likely to buy digital movies if the content isn't artificially delayed and priced to ...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Project Holodeck gets help from Razer, swaps Kinect for Move tracking
The group of folks bent on crafting a real-life version of Star Trek's "Holodeck" -- a virtual playground, essentially -- are getting official support from gaming hardware company Razer. That suppor...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Toughbook 19 gets Ivy Bridge upgrade, small price bump
There's no doubt Panasonic keeps its Toughbook 19 line updated with the recent times, and today's no exception. This time out a processor upgrade is the main change, with the company announcing the ...
04:46 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Polaroid XS7, XS20 and XS100 Sports Cameras run $69 and up, we snap away at Photokina (sample video)
Polaroid may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of adventure-friendly video cams -- Contour and GoPro own that space, with Sony now making a heavy push of its own -- but the ins...
04:32 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget RIM licenses Microsoft's exFAT file system to stuff extra-large files into BlackBerry devices
RIM has big ambitions for media on BlackBerry hardware -- really big. Accordingly, it just reached a patent licensing deal with Microsoft that lets it use the exFAT file system on "certain BlackBerr...
04:29 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Impossible Instant Lab iPhone photo booth hands-on (video)
Life's hard when you're an analog enthusiast in the early 21st century. Thankfully, however, you're not alone in this world -- there are fellow travelers like the folks behind The Impossible Project...
04:15 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: LG Mobile's Chief Research Engineer Dr. Henry Nho on the Optimus G (video)
After yesterday's hands-on with the Optimus G we had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Henry Nho, LG Mobile's Chief Research Engineer, to discuss the technology behind the company's beautiful new...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless adds a dual-band access point to its range of super-strength networking gear
Amped Wireless has a single-minded purpose of eliminating blackspots in your WiFi coverage with a range of routers, adapters and repeaters to pump out 600mW of internet where you need it most. Now t...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget ioSafe takes to Indiegogo to raise funds for the N2, its new disaster-proof NAS
ioSafe makes hard-drives so sturdy that it can reduce fire, electricity and Terrence O'Brien to tears at the mere thought of them. Now, it's producing a new disaster-proof NAS, but as a small busine...
03:31 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget iPhoneTrip SIM rental review: the best way to keep your smartphone connected while abroad
In the seemingly unending quest to remain connected while traveling abroad, we recently decided to try yet another option when departing the US for a lengthy amount of time: iPhoneTrip. In a way, it...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget VOX jams guitar amps into Audio-Technica headphones, dubs them Amphones (ears-on)
Guitarists and Bassists have many tools at their disposal for practicing fresh news licks without disturbing others around them. One of our favorites is Vox's AmPlug -- a guitar amp-modeling dongle ...
02:52 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget ZTE marketing guy goes crazy with unknown WP8 handset and Gaussian blur
Who needs a marketing department when you have a personal Sina Weibo account? So reasoned ZTE's marketing strategy manager, Dennis Lui, as he posted the above photo of three ZTE Windows Phones to th...
02:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad H5D brings the megapixels to Photokina, we go hands-on
Oh, and if the Hasselblad Lunar isn't quite rich enough for your blood, why not take a look at the H5D medium format camera? The device looks a good deal like its predecessor, maintaining a similar ...
02:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad H5D brings the megapixels to Photokina, we go hands-on (video)
Oh, and if the Hasselblad Lunar isn't quite rich enough for your blood, why not take a look at the H5D medium format camera? The device looks a good deal like its predecessor, maintaining a similar ...
02:21 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Twitter revamps its iPad app for expanded content, adds header photos and image streams
Twitter's iPad app is sometimes the neglected stepchild of its mobile app family: newer features usually come to the Android and iPhone versions first and are handed down to the iPad later, if they ...
02:02 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Apple's Jony Ive tapped to design one-off Leica M for charity auction
In case the newly announced Leica M simply isn't astronomically expensive enough -- or charity-minded enough, as it were -- Apple's senior VP of design Jony Ive is working with the German photograph...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad Lunar mirrorless camera hands-on
The Lunar has landed -- at Photokina, at least. Hasselblad was showing off a slew of different designs for the forthcoming camera -- and while we were told that its still in prototype mode (both fro...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Lensbaby Spark delivers selective focus for 80 bucks, we go hands-on (sample images)
What do you see when you look through a Lensbaby? Well, take a gander for yourself -- that image just above was shot with the company's new Spark. The $80 selective-focus optic is available for Cano...
01:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker spotted at FCC and HMV: take one and call Dr. Dre in the morning
The Beats by Dr. Dre badge has usually been attached to headphones and the occasional laptop or smartphone. We've never really seen it attached to dedicated speakers, however, and that's where both ...
01:08 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica V-Lux 4 superzoom hands-on
Yep, one more Leica camera to tell you about from this year's Photokina show floor. It's the V-Lux 4 -- a big new superzoom addition to the company's line. Though its got a similar name to the V-Lux...
01:08 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica V-Lux 4 superzoom hands-on (video)
Yep, one more Leica camera to tell you about from this year's Photokina show floor. It's the V-Lux 4 -- a big new superzoom addition to the company's line. Though its got a similar name to the V-Lux...
01:03 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Netflix for iPhone update adds 'continue watching' bar, more titles to home screen (video)
It's not just the Android side of things that's getting a little love from Netflix, the iPhone app just got a refresh too. The new design brings the mobile version much more inline with the tablet e...
12:48 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica S-System hands-on
More fun from Leica here at Photonokina in Germany -- and this guy is big in every way. It's the S-System, the company's update to its pro-series medium format offering. The successor to the S2 is q...
12:48 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica S-System hands-on (video)
More fun from Leica here at Photokina in Germany -- and this guy is big in every way. It's the S-System, the company's update to its pro-series medium format offering. The successor to the S2 is qui...
12:41 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Dropbox iOS app update adds sharing to Facebook and Twitter, tacks on AirPrint for good measure
On the heels of the preview of its Jelly Bean-flavored Android app, Dropbox has updated its iOS software for mobile devices as well. This time around, the cloud storage outfit threw in sharing direc...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad announces Lunar mirrorless camera
The bar's pretty high when your company is behind the first camera in space. Hasselblad's looking to build on that theme with its new Lunar mirrorless, which according to the company "revives the ti...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad announces Lunar mirrorless camera, fancies up Sony's NEX-7 for 5,000 euros
The bar's pretty high when your company is behind the first camera in space. Hasselblad's looking to build on that theme with its new Lunar mirrorless, which according to the company "revives the ti...
12:14 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Amazon brings Cloud Player music service to the UK: choice of free or premium tiers from 6 per year
Brits who've been straining for a reason to care about Amazon's budding Cloud Player service can probably relax. It's live in the UK as of now, offering 5GB of online storage and the ability to stre...
12:14 pm EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Amazon brings Cloud Player music service to the UK: choice of free or premium tiers from 22 per year
Brits who've been straining for a reason to care about Amazon's budding Cloud Player service can probably relax. It's live in the UK as of now, offering 5GB of online storage and the ability to stre...
11:54 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Colors! Samsung's Galaxy Camera pops at Photokina with vibrant orange and magenta paint jobs
Another Photokina star is Samsung's Galaxy Camera, which launched to much fanfare several weeks ago at IFA, but dominates the company's photo-themed booth at the biennial photography show in Cologne...
11:40 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Motorola's RAZR i: benchmarking Intel's first 2GHz Medfield smartphone
Motorola were quick to tell us that we're testing on pre-release RAZR i here -- software updates may arrive before the device does, but these figures below should give you a good estimate at what th...
11:10 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget MasterCard announces PayPass User Interface SDK, lets devs roll their own NFC payment-enabled apps
MasterCard has been in the cashless payment game for quite a while, and now it's hoping to get more developers on the PayPass bandwagon with its freshly unveiled user interface software development ...
11:05 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica D-Lux 6 and V-Lux 40 hands-on (video)
The Leica deluge continues here at Photokina in Cologne. We played around with two new point-and-shoots from the company, starting with the D-Lux 6, the larger and pricier of the pair. The camera fe...
10:20 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung starts producing faster 2GB LPDDR3 memory for mobile devices, 128GB flash storage too
While the scales may be steadily tipping towards mobile in the world of DRAM production, there's still plenty of room for technological enhancements. To prove the point, Samsung has just started mas...
10:15 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica M-E is a $5,450 M9 with new color scheme, minor feature exclusions (hands-on video)
Don't have the $6,500 to spare to pick up a Leica M9? You might consider the freshly announced M-E, which carries a similar feature set and a slightly more palatable $5,450 price tag. The camera inc...
09:51 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR i: hands-on with the 2GHz Android ICS smartphone (video)
While we've seen similar things from the RAZR M already -- and even reviewed it -- we reckoned those 2GHz Intel internals and HSPA-only radio inside the RAZR i (as well as European availability) war...
09:51 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR i: hands-on with the 2GHz Android phone (video)
While we've seen similar things from the RAZR M already -- and even reviewed it -- we reckoned those 2GHz Intel internals and HSPA-only radio inside the RAZR i (as well as European availability) war...
09:46 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on
Sure the XF1's nice to look at, but the real star of Fujifilm's 2012 Photokina lineup has to be the X-E1. The X-Pro1's little sibling offers up most of the functionality of its bigger, pricier broth...
09:46 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on (video)
Sure the XF1's nice to look at, but the real star of Fujifilm's 2012 Photokina lineup has to be the X-E1. The X-Pro1's little sibling offers up most of the functionality of its bigger, pricier broth...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm's XF1 makes a fashion statement at Photokina, we go hands-on
Point-and-shoot or fashion accessory? This is the conundrum posed by the XF1, a new retro-styled point-and-shoot from Fujifilm. It's a nice looking camera with a solid and fairly light build, certai...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm's XF1 makes a fashion statement at Photokina, we go hands-on (video)
Point-and-shoot or fashion accessory? This is the conundrum posed by the XF1, a new retro-styled point-and-shoot from Fujifilm. It's a nice looking camera with a solid and fairly light build, certai...
09:26 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget New Leica M camera (M10) has live-view and 1080p video capture, we go hands-on (video)
Yesterday, Canon stole the show, but today's darling of Photokina appears to be the just-announced Leica M camera. The company has yet to confirm the new rangefinder's name, though "M10" would be lo...
09:26 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget New Leica M camera has live-view and 1080p video capture, we go hands-on (video)
Yesterday, Canon stole the show, but today's darling of Photokina appears to be the just-announced Leica M camera. Show attendees flocked to the "new M" demo counter this morning, nudging through th...
09:09 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Motorola teams up with Intel, announces RAZR i in the Europe: packs 2GHz Medfield processor, launches next month
Motorola's revealed the first smartphone to be borne from its team-up with Intel. Here in London, UK, it's a familiar-looking Android smartphone with an important internal difference. The RAZR i wil...
09:09 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Motorola announces Intel-powered RAZR i, launches in Europe next month
Motorola's revealed the first smartphone to be borne from its team-up with Intel. Here in London, UK, it's a familiar-looking Android smartphone with an important internal difference. The RAZR i wil...
08:50 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Google+ has 400 million members, a quarter of whom are active each month
Despite a fashionably late entrance to the social networking party 12 months ago, Google+ is already able to claim 400 million users and 100 million monthly active users across both the website ...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Lensbaby lets your imagination run wild on a budget with the Spark, an $80 selective-focus lens
Lensbaby, maker of creative optics that let you take pictures you'd otherwise have to make in Photoshop is going after youthful crowd with its newest product, the Spark. The selective focus lens att...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung: Galaxy S IV March 2013 rumors are not true
We doubt this will do anything to significantly quell rumors of a Samsung Galaxy S IV announcement in March of next year, but any optimists who were expecting an official confirmation six months in ...
07:11 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Nokia details new ruggedized shells for Lumia 820
Nokia's Lumia 820 was firmly stuck in the Lumia 920's shadow -- in fact it barely figured in Nokia's big presentation. But one thing it holds over its bigger, publicity-hungry brother is the ability...
06:38 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget PressurePen goes up for pre-order, is expected to ship in November
With its recent Kickstarter success now in the history books, it's time for that open-sourced PressurePen to offer its stylus services to folks who missed out on the crowd-funded party. Luckily for ...
05:59 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget ICEdot crash sensor notifies your loved ones after you eat it, tells them where to find you
Between powered gear shifters, electric motors and BMX-mounted mixers, bicycles just keep getting better -- but no amount of technological augmentation can sidestep the old adage: safety first. Yes,...
05:32 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget AOKP team posts giant update to its Jelly Bean build, allows rotation and tablet UI anywhere
Custom ROM fans will know AOKP (Android Open Kang Project), but the first build derived from Jelly Bean was knowingly rough around the edges. What a difference a month makes: along with the usual ro...
04:56 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Judge decides against lifting US injunction on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, for now
While Samsung wasn't happy with everything in the billion dollar jury decision concerning its case vs. Apple back in August, it did find some use in a ruling that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infring...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Plantronics outs Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset with enhanced voice recognition, improved battery life
For the most part, the headsets we've seen from Plantronics this year have been aimed at gamers, but make no mistake, the outfit is still churning out Bluetooth earpieces for road warriors: the comp...
03:40 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget The Dark Knight Rises Blu-ray trailer appears, confirms December 3rd release date
Good for over $1 billion at the box office, Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie is easily this year's most anticipated home video release and now Warner Bros. has given us a trailer for The Dark ...
03:24 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T ready to battle Sprint for push-to-talk supremacy starting in November
While Sprint's iDEN network is getting the axe in favor of a new CDMA setup, AT&T will soon be sprucing up its near absent push-to-talk services. Targeting a November release with plans starting...
02:47 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Office 2013 and 365 pricing, nudges users towards annual subscriptions
While we still don't know exactly when Microsoft will unleash Office 2013 and Office 365 upon the world, we do know how much they'll cost. While standalone versions, licensed for use on a single com...
02:10 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea's latest powerhouse (video)
We're in Seoul for the launch of LG's latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, and we finally managed to spend a few minutes with a demo unit. This is a powerhouse -- the first handset built aroun...
02:10 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea's latest powerhouse (video) (updated)
We're in Seoul for the launch of LG's latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G, and we finally managed to spend a few minutes with a demo unit. This is a powerhouse -- the first handset built aroun...
01:30 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget LG launches Optimus G flagship smartphone: quad-core S4 Pro, LTE, 2GB RAM, ICS, 13MP camera
It's official! Today in Seoul LG is announcing its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G. The 8.45mm (0.33-inch) thin handset -- which has been rumored for weeks -- packs Qualcomm's Fusion 3 chi...
01:30 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget LG launches Optimus G flagship smartphone: quad-core S4 Pro, LTE, 2GB RAM, ICS, 13MP camera (updated)
It's official! Today in Seoul LG is announcing its latest flagship smartphone, the Optimus G. The 8.45mm (0.33-inch) thin handset -- which has been rumored for weeks -- packs Qualcomm's Fusion 3 chi...
12:19 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica X2 gets la carte, Paul Smith editions to help you stand out from plebeian photographers
Let's say you've been considering a Leica X2 for the mix of a big APS-C sensor and retro styling, but a $1,995, fixed-range compact camera just isn't exclusive enough. Leica has you covered with two...
12:19 am EDT - Tue, September 18, 2012
Engadget Leica X2 gets la carte, Paul Smith editions to help you stand out from plebeian photographers (update: hands-on)
Let's say you've been considering a Leica X2 for the mix of a big APS-C sensor and retro styling, but a $1,995, fixed-range compact camera just isn't exclusive enough. Leica has you covered with two...
11:41 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Purported ASUS holiday roadmap pegs Windows 8 tablets at $599 and above
Windows 8 tablets have had their specs bandied about for months, but their prices have continued to remain off the radar. Now, however, a purported ASUS holiday roadmap sent to ZDNet may give us a g...
10:57 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Netgear D6300 mates 802.11ac WiFi with ADSL, risks one heck of a mismatch
When Netgear teased a next-generation cable gateway with 802.11ac WiFi, it seemed like a natural fit: WiFi that was a perfect complement to 100Mbps-plus internet speeds. Its new D6300 (not pictured h...
10:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: 50 shades of Nexus, by ASUS
ASUS is never shy at showing off its creative side. At Taiwan Designers' Week last Sunday, we spotted the company's above art installation dubbed "Palette": a mesmerizing circle of 50 overlapping Ne...
10:02 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Leica unveils V-Lux 4 superzoom, D-Lux 6 compact to mirror their Panasonic counterparts
Leica has its more unique creations, but some of its more affordable cameras are usually upscale parallels to Panasonic models -- and that's undoubtedly true for the newly official (and previously l...
09:49 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 17th - 23rd)
Football is officially in swing, and this week we've got a couple of big college matchups with LSU taking on Auburn and Michigan vs. Notre Dame. Thursday is also one to keep an eye out for with Cam ...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Happy 10th Birthday Roomba! (video)
It's been a full decade since the first Roomba scuttled off the assembly line and onto the floors of slatternly geeks. Understandably, iRobot's looking back over the period, revealing that since the...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Happy 10th Birthday, Roomba! (video)
It's been a full decade since the first Roomba scuttled off the assembly line and onto the floors of slatternly geeks. Understandably, iRobot's looking back over the period, revealing that since the...
09:17 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Leica reveals S-System medium format digital photography lineup
Leica wasn't about to let everyone else hog the spotlight at Photokina this year. The company took the wraps off more products than you could possible cram into one post (or two, or three...). But a...
09:14 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 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...
08:55 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Leica launching new Leica M in early 2013, Leica M-E out now
Do you need a stylish, undoubtedly expensive German camera early in 2013? Perhaps right now? Leica's got you covered on both fronts, announcing today that it's Leica M line is getting a new iteratio...
08:55 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Leica launching new Leica M in early 2013, stripped-down M-E available this month
Do you need a stylish, undoubtedly expensive German camera early in 2013? Perhaps right now? Leica's got you covered on both fronts, announcing today that its Leica M line is finally getting an offi...
08:33 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget AMD CFO Thomas Seifert calls it quits, Devinder Kumar takes his place on an interim basis
Advanced Micro Devices' Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer, Thomas Seifert, has decided to leave AMD three short years after joining the company. As you may recall, Seifert briefly took the reigns...
08:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Pegatron reportedly nabs 50 to 60 percent of iPad mini orders, breaks up Foxconn's monopoly
While folks are waiting for their precious new iPhones to arrive on their doorsteps, word has it that the leaky iPad mini has unsurprisingly entered mass production, but with a twist. According to t...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Zorro Macsk review: instantly add touchscreen functionality to your 21.5-inch iMac
Over the years we've come across a few signs that pointed to the possibility of touchscreen-enabled iMacs, but Steve Jobs had already dismissed this as a possibility for current Mac form factors. Qu...
07:20 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Editorial: We, the digitally naked
The iPhone 5. It is taller, and has incremental improvements under the hood, and is shiny. (I'm staying away. Typing on glass is wrong.) Of more import, the smartphone you carry is more than a commu...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget HTC's 5-inch behemoth phone spied in press render, may be called One X 5
Something big has been brewing at HTC, most often referred to as the DLX or by its less-than-flattering 6435LVW name. While there have been unconfirmed photos of prototypes floating around, a Sina W...
06:59 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget HTC's 5-inch behemoth phone spied in press render, may be called One X 5 (update: some caution)
Something big has been brewing at HTC, most often referred to as the DLX or by its less-than-flattering 6435LVW name. While there have been unconfirmed photos of prototypes floating around, a Sina W...
06:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Google buys Snapseed developer Nik Software, raises the eyebrows of Instagram shutterbugs
Google makes a lot of acquisitions, some of them more important than others. Its latest purchase might skew towards the grander side, as it just bought imaging app developer Nik Software. While the ...
06:15 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Box Accelerator may triple cloud upload speeds versus its rivals, comes to syncing apps soon (video)
Upstream speeds are frequently the bottlenecks for cloud storage: an entire company might be held back waiting for that last presentation video to go online before the big meeting. Box wants much mo...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Security researchers dissect Flame's handling program, find three new viruses 'at large'
It seems that there's more than two out-of-control computer viruses roaming around the Middle East. Security researchers think that a further three could be operating "at large," with one positively...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia cops to powering Amazon's mapping service
Well, Amazon is being pretty tight lipped about the details of its mapping service, but Nokia isn't afraid to spill the beans. A spokesperson for the Finish company, Sebastian Kurme, told The Next W...
05:26 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for September 17th: 30-inch HP monitor, motherboard combo and SSDs
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
05:08 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Apple's new iPod touch, nano and shuffle now up for pre-order on Amazon
Sure, all the talk of late is about Apple's shiny new iPhone 5, but let's not forget the company also unveiled a slew of fresh iPods back at the Yerba Buena Center this past week. And while the Cupe...
04:50 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Shazam now rides shotgun with any TV show in the US, gets cozier with Facebook
Shazam doesn't want to let GetGlue control all our couch potato time -- it just rolled out an upgrade to its TV component that lets the mobile app provide social sharing, soundtrack and trivia detai...
04:23 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Dreams, curiosity and a passion for what's next: picking the brain of Innovation Lab's Mads Thimmer
Innovation. According to one Mads Thimmer, it's a word that held a great deal of mystery some 10-plus years ago, but today, "it's thrown around as a cliché." When you really get down to it, t...
04:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft sends out a Save the Date for Windows 8, all to be revealed in NYC on October 25th
It's been a long time coming, but Microsoft has finally sent out the invites for its Windows 8 launch event. As you can see, Redmond's new multi-faceted OS will be officially revealed in Gotham on O...
03:56 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget TomTom confirms new taxi-ordering service, beginning trial rollout in Amsterdam
TomTom has been continually upping its navigation game, what with its partnership with Apple in iOS 6 and the HD Traffic 6.0 upgrade and requisite Android app announced this summer. Far be it from t...
03:35 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot SX50 HS hands-on
Sure the SX160 is a bit of a bulky superzoom, but it's got nothing on Canon's beefy PowerShot SX50 HS. As with the similarly named SX500 IS, the SX50's got a big, protruding lens and flash, though t...
03:35 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon launches Project 1709: a strangely named photo service with deep Facebook hooks
A prerequisite for launching a cloud storage solution is a strange name, we understand that much. But where Picasa, Flickr and Box all at least hint at their intentions, Canon's new photo service so...
03:13 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget The Popinator voice-activated popcorn launcher: because greasy hands are just so 2011 (video)
Before you ask: it looks like the real deal. Popcorn, Indiana has decided that it's just too much trouble to reach into that bag or bowl and has devised the Popinator, quite possibly the world's onl...
03:13 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget The Popinator voice-activated popcorn launcher: because greasy hands are just so 2011 (update: yep, may become a product)
Before you ask: it looks like the real deal. Popcorn, Indiana has decided that it's just too much trouble to reach into that bag or bowl and has devised the Popinator, quite possibly the world's onl...
03:02 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot SX500 IS hands-on
Announced -- and subsequently unveiled -- alongside the PowerShot SX160 IS, Canon's PowerShot SX500 IS is the pricier of the two superzooms, clocking in at around $100 more than the lower-end point-...
02:54 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Google releases new Java to iOS source code translator
Developers have their work cut out. Even if we (impolitely) sidestep the likes of Windows Phone, BlackBerry and the rest, those coders often have to pitch their work across web, iOS and Android. Goo...
02:47 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot G15 features f1.8-2.8 lens and DSLR-like controls, we go hands-on (video)
Not completely sold on Canon's large sensor-packing PowerShot G1 X? The company's latest jumbo compact offers a comparable smooth focus effect, thanks to its super-wide f/1.8-2.8, 28-140mm optical z...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot SX160 IS appears at Photokina, we go hands-on
In amongst the deluge of new cameras at Canon's press event here in Cologne, Germany was this looker. It's the PowerShot SX160 IS, a nice-looking, if somewhat beefy mid-range superzoom point-and-sho...
02:25 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot SX160 IS appears at Photokina, we go hands-on (video)
In amongst the deluge of new cameras at Canon's press event here in Cologne, Germany was this looker. It's the PowerShot SX160 IS, a nice-looking, if somewhat beefy mid-range superzoom point-and-sho...
02:19 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon PowerShot S110 packs WiFi and touch-enabled display (hands-on video)
It seems like just yesterday that Canon announced its top-of-the-line PowerShot S100, and now the company is back to demo its brand new S110. This latest point-and-shoot flagship features a very sim...
01:57 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon Cinema EOS C100 hands-on (video)
Late last month, Canon added yet another model to its Cinema EOS line -- the C100 captures 1080p video, rather than the 4K clips enabled with the C500, but it also costs a heck of a lot less, at jus...
01:37 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon and Panasonic halt production in China amid anti-Japan protests
Canon could be facing a costly drop in production of both its digital cameras and laser printers, following reports that widespread protests in China have forced it close most of its factories in tha...
01:18 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget UK retailer Game promises free in-store WiFi, asks only that you visit
Ever put a game back on the shelf because Metacritic took too long to load? Fortunately, the UK's largest (and wobbliest) games retailer is aware of the impediment and has decided to offer free Wi-Fi...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget We're live from Photokina 2012 in Cologne, Germany!
Germany just can't get enough of Engadget, it seems. Just two weeks after the close of IFA in Berlin, we're back in the land of Bier and Honig, for a camera-fueled journey to Cologne. This giant pho...
12:52 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon Maps API enters beta as retailer weans itself off Google
Well, that's one more option to Google's mapping service and one less company paying data dividends into the Mountain View system. Apple has already left Big G to develop its own platform and now Am...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 6D full-frame DSLR hands-on
Nikon just announced its D600, a $2,100 DSLR with a full-frame sensor. Now, just four days later, we have a similar (and identically priced) offering from Canon. Coincidence? Not likely. Industry ba...
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS 6D full-frame DSLR hands-on (video)
Nikon just announced its D600, a $2,100 DSLR with a full-frame sensor. Now, just four days later, we have a similar (and identically priced) offering from Canon. Coincidence? Not likely. Industry ba...
12:36 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 pre-orders crack 2 million in first 24 hours
We told you Apple would likely provide numbers for those "incredible" iPhone 5 pre-orders. The company tells us that it notched two million pre-orders in the first 24 hours, more than twice as many ...
12:27 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HD torn down, proves an easy fix
Interested in what makes your new Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tick? The crew at iFixit certainly is. As is the repair shop's custom, it just tore down Amazon's new reader tablet to gauge its repairability...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget LG outs Pocket Photo mobile picture printer, says it's the smallest of its kind
Hankering for an instant photo solution without the vintage Polaroid look? LG's Pocket Photo, which measures up at approximately 2.8- x 4.7- x 0.9-inches and is touted as the world's smallest mobile...
11:47 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Panasonic teases 42.5mm f1.2 and 150mm f2.8 MFT lenses, slated for release by 2014
Panasonic further reinforced its commitment to the Micro Four Thirds form factor when it released the Lumix GH3 mirrorless camera today, but the company also announced the development of a pair of p...
11:31 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablets are likely to be hack-resistant
If you were counting on getting all imaginative with the firmware on a new Fire or 7-inch Fire HD, you might want to check out a recent forum post over at XDA. Written by user kinfauns with input fr...
11:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's GH3 mirrorless camera gets official: 16MP, WiFi and 72Mbps HD video in a ruggedized body (hands-on)
It's not a secret in the least thanks to a video slip-up by Panasonic a few days ago, but today the company is ready to officially announce the successor to its venerable GH2, the Lumix DMC-GH3. Thi...
10:21 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget SiriusXM for Android update brings On Demand and offline listening
If you're an Android-toting SiriusXM fan, you've probably spent the last month wondering when your smartphone would get the newfound flexibility to tune in beyond live radio. As of Sirius XM's versi...
10:07 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Kingston's DataTraveler Workspace at IDF (video)
What's this? Just another USB 3.0 thumbdrive at IDF 2012? Not quite. You're looking at Kingston's DataTraveler Workspace, a storage device that incorporates bona fide SSD technology not usually foun...
09:44 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Apple iCloud adds iOS-style notification bar, Notes and Reminders web apps
The iCloud's web interface has been updated with a new drop-down notification bar. Alongside badge notifications, it offers up browser-based notifications across Mail, Calendar, Reminders and Find M...
09:32 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Intel's wall of motherboards at IDF 2012
We know you like naked motherboards, you perverts... Actually, we do too! Now close your eyes and imagine a wall of motherboards. Oh yes. That's exactly what Intel dished out at IDF 2012 -- a displa...
09:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget AT&T says iPhone 5 is 'fastest selling' model ever, neglects to mention actual numbers
You may be waiting on review time to figure out whether the iPhone 5 really is all that, but AT&T has already been swayed. It claims that preorders over the past few days have outpaced all previ...
09:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Olympus Stylus XZ-2 is a digital compact stuck in a mirrorless camera's body, we go hands-on
Looking to boost your compact capabilities, but don't want to deal with the hassle of swapping lenses? You might take interest with the Stylus XZ-2 -- Olympus' most powerful point-and-shoot model. A...
09:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2: Micro Four Thirds cameras with OM-D-like focusing, performance boosts (hands-on)
We've been very impressed with Olympus' first OM-D camera, the EM-5. That model's 5-axis image stabilization and super-fast autofocus won us over, while the retro design appeased nostalgics as well....
09:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget AT&T says iPhone 5 is 'fastest selling' model ever, neglects to mention actual numbers (update)
You may be waiting on review time to figure out whether the iPhone 5 really is all that, but AT&T has already been swayed. It claims that preorders over the past few days have outpaced all previ...
08:25 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon placating delayed Marvel Cinematic Universe pre-orderers with free Avengers Blu-rays
About a week ago we got the bad news that Marvel's entirely over the top Cinematic Universe: Phase One Blu-ray set would be delayed until spring 2013 while Disney works up a new case, but there is a...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon adds the G15, S110 and SX50 HS to its PowerShot lineup
Canon already outed a pair of superzoom cameras prior to Photokina 2012, but it turns out the company wasn't done adding to its PowerShot family. First, we have the PowerShot G15, which has a 28 - 1...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Canon unveils EOS 6D DSLR: full frame sensor and WiFi for $2,099 in December
Used to be, to get a full-frame sensor in a Canon camera, you had to shell out big bucks for a pro rig like the 5D Mark III or 1D X. No longer. Canon's just unveiled its EOS 6D, the smallest, lighte...
07:58 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung planning Galaxy S IV launch for March 2013?
Galaxy S 4 or Galaxy S IV? Disagreements over the naming convention are likely to rage on now that Samsung's dropped hints that it's planning to replace the Galaxy S III in the spring of next year. ...
07:14 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II firmware update appears, points to Jelly Bean and HSPA+
Samsung's new full-fat smartphone has hinted at appearances on both Verizon and AT&T, and now an update spotted at SAM Mobile suggests that -- just under two months since the original appeared -...
06:50 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Fitbit announces two new fitness trackers: the Fitbit One with a vibrating alarm, and the $60 Fitbit Zip
It was about a year ago this time that Fitbit released a new fitness tracker, the Fitbit Ultra, so now would seem like as good a time as any for a refresh. Indeed, the company just announced the Fit...
06:14 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Adobe Photoshop won't support Windows XP in next major release
If you still cling to that Windows XP-powered PC as your graphics workhorse, Adobe reckons it's time you upgraded. Photoshop CS6 will be the last release to support Microsoft's venerable operating s...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm's XF1 digicam is a $500 point-and-shoot with manual controls and a faux leather exterior
Fujifilm has been making some really handsome, retro-styled shooters lately, and the latest is the XF1. It's a compact camera that's 4.2 inches wide, 2.4 inches across and a scant 1.2 inches deep, a...
03:24 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Future Panasonic G camera's 72Mbps movie-making prowess teased through speedy drama (video)
If Panasonic didn't have attention from movie producers before, it just might as of this week. Joining the quickly developing tradition of camera makers producing elaborate short movies as technolog...
02:53 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget How would you change SMS Audio Sync by 50?
Rap singer, philanthropist, actor and high-end sound designer, truly Curtis Jackson is the Aristotle of our day. Of course, it's his latter profession that brings him to the coveted pages of How Wou...
01:15 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 10th, 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 ...
12:07 am EDT - Mon, September 17, 2012
Engadget Google Apps to shed support for Internet Explorer 8, your Windows XP machine won't cut it
Google has been aggressive about keeping Google Apps owners on the same (web) page. The company's cloud platform typically won't acknowledge any browser more than one version out of date, and it's a...
10:34 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget RIPE NCC handing out its last block of IPv4 addresses, tries to fend off internet survivalism
In a world where IPv6 lives and IPv4 addresses are scarce, network providers must fight for survival... or at least, claim their IP blocks quickly. The RIPE NCC, the regional internet registry for A...
09:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Rubber brands
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS Sony Xperia Table...
07:30 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 153: iPhone5 edition - 09.16.2012
Yes yes y'all, you know what time it is. Gimme 5 in this edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast. Hosts: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen Guest: Joseph Volpe Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Tycho - Coa...
06:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget IRL: Ballistic Tough Jacket, Dell UltraSharp U2412M and an argument for disposable AA batteries
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. What a wee...
05:05 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Visualized: London Underground circuit map is also a radio
London has a rich history of underground radio stations, but what if we flipped that, and turned London's Underground into a radio? Well it'd look like this. The circuit-board radio project is a col...
03:02 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Google Senior VP of Mobile: Aliyun OS 'under no requirement to be compatible', but it won't get help from Android ecosystem alliance
Andy Rubin has added another response to Alibaba's Aliyun OS, after Google's insistence that Acer put the launch of its new smartphone on pause. He focuses (again) on the Open Handset Alliance (OHA)...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: GPS shoes, shape-shifting bicycle and a wheelchair helicopter
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. Apple dominated the news cycle this week with the debut ...
12:55 pm EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget AMD's Hondo tablet chip will happily run Windows 8 and Linux, but not Android
Today's business jargon gem: TAM, Total Addressable Market. AMD feels that Windows 8 comes with plenty of the stuff, so it sees no commercial need to make its forthcoming tablet chip -- codenamed Ho...
10:47 am EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Apple's 20 megawatt solar farm
We've seen Apple's North Carolina data center in various states of undress, but never before have we seen its associated solar farm looking so complete. That sure is a lot of solar panels. We're not...
08:33 am EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget IHS iSuppli: PCs no longer command biggest share of DRAM market
Times change, this is an indisputable truth. But nothing reminds us of this fact as well as a landmark statistic. If there was ever any doubt about the shift towards of mobile computing, then let th...
05:59 am EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA loses mobile division lead Mike Rayfield
NVIDIA's road into mobile may have just taken an unwanted (if temporary) detour. The company confirmed at week's end that its Mobile Business Unit's General Manager Mike Rayfield quietly left the com...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Anandtech: Apple iPhone 5 features 1GB of RAM, A6 is a custom SoC
Unsurprisingly, Apple left us in the dark regarding some specifics of the iPhone 5 upon its release. Thankfully, the good folks over at Anandtech have done a bit of digging into those numbers you se...
02:27 am EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best carry-on electronics bag?
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 Ben, who needs a stylish way ...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, September 16, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 10th, 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, C Spire Wireless activated its...
11:57 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget DisplayLink shows off adapters and docks from HP, Lenovo, EVGA and Targus at IDF 2012
With the proliferation of Ultrabooks, laptops are shipping with fewer ports and smaller screens. One of the benficiaries of the streamlined designs is DisplayLink, whose technology can turn a single...
11:00 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 9.15.12: The ultimate wind machine, Egyptian Lego and the office of our dreams
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Sometimes we wonder, what would we have ended up doing if we didn't spend our time trawling the ...
09:45 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 310 - 09.15.2012
From the No, We Promise It's Not 2007 department: there is a new iPhone and a new Wii. Listen to us talk about them between catching up with your favorite songs from artists like Gwen Stefani, Fergi...
08:41 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy Note II purportedly poses for the camera, over-branding included
Phablet lovers on Verizon may have reason to rejoice, because the carrier's variant of the Galaxy Note II may have been captured in the flesh. The white device is aesthetically identical to the vers...
07:16 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces new entertainment and game studio focused on Windows 8 tablet development
Windows 8 slates are riding a wave of 40 Xbox titles into an October launch, and now Microsoft has laid the foundation to deliver more games with a brand new studio focused on tablet development. The...
05:13 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Ceton Echo WMC extender beta units set to ship in October, on target for November release
Now that Ceton has pushed its Companion mobile apps for Windows Media Center out the door, our attention returns to the hardware we got a look at during CES. A blog post from the company indicates t...
03:22 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Oppo CEO says quad-core Find 5 will feature a 1080p, 441ppi display, forgets to wink at HTC
Not sure how this slipped under our radar, but recently Oppo Mobile CEO Chen Mingyong teased that his upcoming flagship phone, the Find 5, will again feature a non-removable but "certainly big enoug...
02:14 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Toyota RAV4 EV hits California roads on September 24th with 103-mile range
Toyota had said its all-electric RAV4 would be ready to tour the California streets at some point "late summer," and with the warmest of seasons coming to an end, the Japanese company's declared Sep...
12:21 pm EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Google knows what you did this summer, shares it with the world
What we wouldn't give to have access to Google's treasure trove of human wonderings. Every day millions of folk tell the search giant exactly what they are thinking about, without even realizing it....
11:26 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Google wants 'better compatibility' for Android, Alibaba says 'Aliyun is separate,' Acer takes the brunt of it
On Thursday, we starting hearing claims that Google had strong-armed Acer out of launching its A800 CloudMobile in China with the Aliyun operating system. We reached out to the search giant for its ...
10:41 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia to produce Lumia 920 with TD-SCDMA support for China Mobile
Scratch one in the victory column for Nokia, as China Mobile -- the world's largest carrier -- has agreed to bring the Lumia 920 into its fold. A representative for Nokia revealed the news late this...
08:56 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Cox TV Connect for iPad gets remote DVR scheduling, access to the guide at home or away
The Cox TV Connect for iPad app that brings live TV streaming to the tablet while customers are at home has received another update that gives it some capabilities outside the house. While that does...
07:05 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Uros' Goodspeed hotspot packs 10 SIM cards, says roaming is for chumps
Snagging international data service usually involves either special agreements or steep roaming costs. Not Uros and its new Goodspeed hotspot. The pocketable, 21Mbps HSPA+ router carries a stag...
07:05 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Uros' Goodspeed hotspot packs 10 SIM cards, says roaming is for chumps (update: fee differences)
Snagging international data service usually involves either special agreements or steep roaming costs. Not Uros and its new Goodspeed hotspot. The pocketable, 21Mbps HSPA+ router carries a stag...
05:20 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget US Cellular's Wi-Fi Now for Android hops automatically to partner hotspots, saves cellular strain
We've seen a paradoxical trend among carriers determined to get users off their networks as often as possible -- they'd rather grant access to sea of public Wi-Fi than push their 3G or 4G networks a...
03:40 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget PowerSkin launches NFC-friendly battery case for Galaxy S III
It's tough to get excited about phone cases -- really tough. But, we'll admit that PowerSkin's new Galaxy S III case did pique our interest a bit. It's not a revolutionary design that makes us rethi...
02:13 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Microsoft employees 'sign off' on Windows Phone 8 RTM
Windows Phone 8 may not have a firm release date, but reports are flooding in that it's just been released to manufacturers (RTM) so they can work on their side of the equation: hardware production....
12:58 am EDT - Sat, September 15, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Max Go apps for iOS updated with support for closed captions
In a move that should please the hard of hearing and anyone trying to watch a video quietly sans-headphones, the Hulu Plus, HBO Go and Max Go apps for iOS devices have all recently been updated with...
11:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Valve taunts us with prospect of official Portal 2 sentry turret replica (video)
A Holy Grail of gamer memorabilia is the Portal turret replica -- as much a tech toy as proof that you can sing "Want You Gone" from memory. It's already been coveted when made in small batches by f...
10:23 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Apple, carrier stores open at 8AM on September 21st for iPhone 5 sales, early pre-order tallies are 'incredible'
Apple regularly likes to kickstart major launches with early retail openings, and it's just confirmed that the natural order of things is intact: both its own stores as well as those for AT&T, S...
10:03 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Amazon starts selling Sony's Cyber-shot RX1, NEX-6 and Alpha A99
If you were interested in any of Sony's most recent camera revelations, it is now time to ready up that wallet of yours because Amazon's set to start taking orders pretty shortly. At this very momen...
09:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G makes its commercial debut in Korea (video)
Well, we know there's an LG event right around the corner and, if we were the betting type, we'd put our money on the flagship Optimus G making its stateside debut. Perhaps the biggest clue to what ...
08:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners lose Google Wallet access
Verizon has never totally been on the Google Wallet bandwagon. First, Big Red refused to support the mobile payment system, citing a lack of secure hardware. Months later, folks managed to gain offi...
08:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners lose Google Wallet access (update)
Verizon has never totally been on the Google Wallet bandwagon. First, Big Red refused to support the mobile payment system, citing its dependance upon proprietary hardware. Months later, some folks ...
08:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Canada's Competition Bureau sues Bell, Rogers and Telus over alleged misleading advertising
Allegations of misleading advertising practices among Canada's big telecom companies has been a recurring subject for some time, and it's now been brought to the fore once again in the form of a mul...
08:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Google Maps Navigation for Android hits nine MENA nations, adds Arabic voice search
If there is one thing you can't say about Google's mapping team, it's that they are a lazy bunch. Update after update puts paid to any of that kinda talk, and again, here's another example -- naviga...
08:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5 will arrive with a free Lightning to 30-pin adapter (update: Apple officially says no it won't)
If you were miffed at having to pay $29 to adapt your existing iPhone accessories to the iPhone 5's newfangled Lightning connector, fear not: Apple will throw in the first adapter, gratis. Extras wi...
08:06 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget ITC says Apple didn't violate four Samsung patents with iPad, iPhone
This just hasn't been Samsung's summer. On top of Apple winning its earliest civil lawsuit against Samsung, the International Trade Commission has just handed out an initial determination that Apple...
07:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Pressure-sensing PC technology knows when you're busy, blocks notifications accordingly
We know better than most that when you're working to a deadline, constant pop-ups, notifications and pings can be a real pain. Our frustrations might soon become a thing of the past, however, with s...
07:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Here's the company behind Nintendo TVii (spoilers: it's not Nintendo)
Brad Pelo is suddenly in charge of a major Nintendo initiative for the Japanese company's next big console, the Wii U, despite not being an employee at Nintendo. Instead, Pelo is CEO of i.TV -- a "s...
07:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Staples to offer new Kindle Fire, 7-inch Kindle Fire HD in-store starting today
Sure, you can certainly snag one of those shiny new Amazon slates straight from the source, but if that famed, speedy shipping isn't your style, then a trip to the nearest Staples would be recommend...
06:39 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Google Glass shows how Diane von Furstenberg is living, what it's like at New York Fashion Week (video)
Project Glass has already given adrenaline junkies a POV view of a skydiver's freefall, and now Google's giving fashionistas a similar rush with a new film about New York Fashion Week. It was shot e...
06:27 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 shipping times slip almost immediately to 2 weeks, early birds feel validated
When we suggested it would be a good idea to stay up late (or wake up early) to guarantee a launch day iPhone 5, we meant it. Those bent on pre-ordering through the Apple Store saw the company's onl...
06:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 and 660 review roundup: hitting the sweet spot, sometimes
If you're building or upgrading a budget gaming rig, it'll be hard to ignore the GeForce GTX 650 and 660. Whether or not NVIDIA's new chipsets are worth the glance is another matter, and early revie...
05:47 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Google plays privacy catch-up, adds Do Not Track option to Chrome
Google's had one foot in the web privacy door for a while, offering Chrome users the Keep My Opt-Outs extension in its browser's Web Store since 2011. Still, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari alr...
05:24 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Twitter hands over Occupy Wall Street protestor's updates under pressure
Twitter has been building a modest reputation for siding with the little guy (or girl) when it comes to communication privacy, and it just demonstrated how far it's willing to go in a showdown with ...
04:51 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Intel claims Clover Trail-based Atom won't properly run Linux, points us to Windows 8 instead
There's potentially bad news ahead if you're hoping to wipe the drive on that future HP Envy X2 and load Ubuntu -- Intel reportedly claimed at IDF that Clover Trail-based Atom processors "cannot" ha...
04:28 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Motorola Mobility launches Android-powered HMC3260 'Cloud Broadband' media streamer
Motorola will be supplying China's WASU Digital Group, a cable and broadband provider, with the HMC3260 Android entertainment device for cloud-based, broadband internet streaming. Dubbed "Cloud Broa...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast iPhone 5 edition, live at 1pm ET!
This special edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast comes but once a year, which means it's right up there with birthdays and holidays in specialness. Warning: the Apple-to-not-Apple ratio will be r...
03:50 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Google adds 'Bacon Number' easter egg to its search engine
Adding to the fun and games already hidden within its search box, Google's new not-so-secret addition gives you a quick way to calculate exactly how many degrees your favorite (or most obscure) acto...
03:25 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Pair of unannounced Leica cameras get leaked ahead of next week's Photokina
As you may or may not know, Photokina's taking place in Cologne, Germany in a few days, which has caused a plethora of cameras to make an appearance before they're even made official. The latest rou...
02:50 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile USA nano-SIM poses for the camera, may arrive in October
T-Mobile's American branch would really like to scoop up a few iPhone owners, and we're getting a better sense of just how far it's willing to go to lure refuseniks who'd otherwise go to AT&T. A...
02:50 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile USA nano-SIM poses for the camera, may arrive in October (update: official)
T-Mobile's American branch would really like to scoop up a few iPhone owners, and we're getting a better sense of just how far it's willing to go to lure refuseniks who'd otherwise go to AT&T. A...
02:18 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U now available to pre-order in the UK from Amazon
People here in the US of A have been able to pre-order Nintendo's latest gaming console since shortly after the Japanese company wrapped up its NYC event yesterday, and now it's time for UK folks to...
01:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Meg Whitman says HP has to 'offer a smartphone'
HP bet big on the smartphone world when it purchased Palm, but the company fell flat on its face and webOS failed to take off. The reasons for the failure are numerous, but the new CEO Meg Whitman i...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 57: Kindle Fire HD, iPhone 5 and Innovation Lab's Mads Thimmer
Last week, Amazon took the wraps off of its Kindle Fire HD. Claiming top billing in the latest issue of our slate-friendly publication, the new tablet gets the full review treatment from Engadget HQ...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7, new Fire and Reader now stocked
If you had your heart set on a Kindle Fire, Fire HD 7 or Reader, you can now plunk down your plastic and receive one as fast as your shipper can wheel it over. The 1,280 x 800 Fire HD 7-inch model, ...
12:23 pm EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget HGST develops helium-filled, high-capacity hard drives: no, they won't float away
With certain exceptions, talk of advanced hard drive technology regularly has a tough time escaping research labs. Western Digital's HGST is promising a much more tangible project that could boost d...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5 will arrive with a free Lightning to 30-pin adapter, after all
If you were miffed at having to pay $29 to adapt your existing iPhone accessories to the iPhone 5's newfangled Lightning connector, fear not: Apple will throw in the first adapter, gratis. Extras wi...
11:39 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5 will arrive with a free Lightning to 30-pin adapter (update: maybe not!)
If you were miffed at having to pay $29 to adapt your existing iPhone accessories to the iPhone 5's newfangled Lightning connector, fear not: Apple will throw in the first adapter, gratis. Extras wi...
11:17 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Olympus E-PL5 and E-PM2 interchangeable lens cameras leak into view
Secrets have been hard to keep in the camera world lately, and now Olympus has undergone its second leak in as many days, but this time with a couple of higher-profile actors -- the E-PL5 and E-PM2 ...
10:29 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-system bares it all for IDF (hands-on video)
What's red or black, 4 x 4 inches and exposes itself shamelessly on the show floor at IDF 2012? If you answered Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC), you'd be right. The diminutive PC was on display...
09:38 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 saunters through FCC, asks for martini
LG's latest L-series smartphone, the Optimus L9, has just breezed (elegantly) through the FCC's radio frequency trial-by-screwdriver. The dinner-jacket-white clad Android smartphone is part of the "...
09:38 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 saunters through FCC, asks for a Martini
LG's latest L-series smartphone, the Optimus L9, has just breezed (elegantly) through the FCC's radio frequency trial-by-screwdriver. The dinner-jacket-white clad Android smartphone is part of the "...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 contract prices for UK phone networks revealed
While Apple had it's preorders primed since 8am BST, British carriers have only just unveiled their monthly prices for the newest iPhone. Vodafone will offer it on contracts from £25 per month...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 contract prices for UK phone networks revealed (update)
While Apple had its preorders primed since 8am BST, British carriers have only just unveiled their monthly prices for the newest iPhone. Vodafone will offer it on contracts from £25 per month ...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 contract prices for UK phone networks revealed (updated)
While Apple had its preorders primed since 8am BST, British carriers have only just unveiled their monthly prices for the newest iPhone. Vodafone will offer it on contracts from £25 per month ...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 contract prices for UK phone networks revealed (update 2: Carphone, Phones4U and O2)
While Apple had its preorders primed since 8am BST, British carriers have only just unveiled their monthly prices for the newest iPhone. Vodafone will offer it on contracts from £25 per month ...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 contract prices for UK phone networks revealed (updated with O2, Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U)
ced While Apple had its preorders primed since 8am BST, British carriers have only just unveiled their monthly prices for the newest iPhone. Vodafone will offer it on contracts from £25 per mon...
08:31 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Lightning to HDMI and VGA cables incoming, says Apple
Apple has already announced a 30-pin adapter for the iPhone 5's new Lightning standard, but its product page betrays a pair of limitations: "video and iPod Out not supported." That's nothing another ...
07:22 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Panasonic video reveals Lumix GH3 Micro Four Thirds camera: 16MP, magnesium alloy, 60p video
Though the GH3 has yet to be formally introduced to the world, a video has just appeared on an official Panasonic YouTube channel that has either been posted accidentally or is deliberately intended...
06:29 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Huawei's MediaPad7 Lite clears FCC, will soon trek to Europe
Now that Huawei has shepherded its MediaPad 7 Lite through the FCCs corridors to ensure its WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and HSPDA 3G radios all conform, the tab is set to travel. The 7-incher wields a 1024 ...
05:38 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft gifts full-time employees with Surface tablets, Windows 8 phones and PCs
Reprising a Windows Phone 7 giveaway from back in 2010, Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer announced at the company's annual event that all 90,000 or so full-time employees are getting a taste of its late...
05:04 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Skype 5.11 beta for Mac adds instant messaging features, enhanced Facebook integration
OS X folks that don't mind dealing with the occasional software bug may want to check out today's Skype 5.11 beta release. Inside this new version, early adopters will find the ability to sign in an...
03:52 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Facebook's latest update to BlackBerry app brings improved notifications and reminders
Worry not, BlackBerry folk. Facebook hasn't completely forgotten about you. Earlier today, The Official BlackBerry Blog let it be known that Zuckerberg's social network had pushed out version 3.2 of...
02:37 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Tesla's 'Supercharger Network' of electric vehicle power stations will be revealed September 24th
For Tesla owners looking at taking their electric vehicles out for some long haul driving, a plan to line the highways and/or byways with fast chargers should be welcome news. After mentioning the S...
01:56 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Unnamed Olympus point and shoot leaks, looks like the XZ-2
Photokina's just around the corner, folks, so it's only natural for a few of the cameras to get leaked before their official debuts in Germany. What you see above is a picture scrounged up by the fo...
01:19 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U gamepad not for sale separately in US until games support multiple controllers
Nintendo's Wii U gamepad may be the star of the Wii U show, but it won't be available as a standalone at launch. It will, however, be available when games that function with more than one WiiPad bec...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Apple confirms iPhone 5 won't do simultaneous voice and LTE data on CDMA networks
If you're still struggling to decide which carrier to use for your iPhone 5, you may have had some of the decision made for you. Following statements by Verizon that hinted simultaneous voice and da...
12:24 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber announces 180 qualified fiberhoods, sets approximate rollout schedule
As promised, the complete list of 180 (no more, no less) fiberhoods qualified for Google Fiber service has been announced. With it, the approximate construction schedule has also been posted online,...
12:01 am EDT - Fri, September 14, 2012
Engadget Triggertrap brings its auto shutter release powers to Android with new application
With Google's mobile OS claiming a whopping 68 percent of the world's total smartphone marketshare, it's almost a requirement for companies to expand outside of that other well-known platform. Natur...
11:25 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: iPhone 5 pre-orders kick off on September 14th at 3:01AM ET
Ready to hop on the iPhone 5 bandwagon after tuning into yesterday's unveiling? Keep an eye on the clock and pull out a credit card, because Apple, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon will kick off online ...
10:44 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint flipping the LTE switch in Boston and Chicago on September 21st?
Last we heard Sprint was prepping to launch its LTE network in 100 cities in the "coming months." Well, a tipster just sent along a some info that seems to indicate that Chicago and Boston will be o...
10:04 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Atari 2600s get PC innards, 22,857 times more processing power
Atari games redesigned in HTML 5 may bring back a flood of nostalgia, but they leave out a key part of the gaming experience: the classic hardware. Hard Drives Northwest filled that void by gutting ...
09:27 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Isis' NFC mobile payments delayed past September target
Isis must have spoken too soon. Just days after the alliance committed to launching its mobile payment system in September, its marketing lead Jaymee Johnson has warned FierceMobileContent that the ...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm sees which way wind is blowing, ends production of cinema film
Since your average talkie is now recorded onto SD card and SSDs, companies that produce old-timey film are feeling the squeeze. As such, and despite its own efforts, Fujifilm is shuttering a large p...
08:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo sees next opportunity for Wii success in Latin America, Eastern Europe
"We will continue to sell the Wii," Nintendo America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime told investors today in a Q&A followup to the company's big Wii U event in New York City. "In the US, the ...
08:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4:45PM!
Too bad nothing happened this week. I guess we'll have to skip the podcast. Wait, what's that? Oh, you don't say. Join us after the break to talk about, you know, stuff.Continue reading The Engadget...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Could this be Apple's solution to the iPhone letterboxing issue?
As things stand, empty voids at the top and bottom of an iPhone or iPad display come as standard with every widescreen video you might care to watch -- a problem that almost persists with the iPhone...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint announces Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, available September 16th for $100
Samsung's got a new Galaxy in town, and it's the Victory 4G LTE on Sprint. Available on the Now Network this upcoming Sunday, the device packs Android 4.0 (ICS), a 4-inch display (presumably WVGA, t...
07:35 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Sony's NEX-6 satisfies the FCC with paperwork, guts
Still hungry for a closer look at Sony's WiFi-packing NEX-6 despite perusing our hands-on? Apparently the FCC feels the same, so it's used its government-granted authority to inspect the camera firs...
07:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Verizon sends invitations to closed trial of FiOS TV app for iOS with live streaming
Want to know the definition of frustration? Try being teased with a FiOS TV app that supports live streaming, only to be denied when the app shows up. The end to that (admittedly mild) form of tortu...
06:56 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft details Office for Windows RT: shipping on devices as a preview release, upgrade coming later
For all the explaining that Microsoft has done, there's still a fair bit that's not clear about what Windows RT will actually look like when it ships next month. The company has filled in one of tho...
06:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget eBay straightens out its logo after 17 years
A lot has changed on the internet over the last 17 years, but one of the small constants has been eBay's decidedly 90s logo, which has remained colorful and off-kilter as others have shifted with th...
06:26 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Apple wins injunction against Motorola in Germany over 'rubber-banding' patent
Hope and pray all you want, but the patent wars are far from over. The latest chapter in the ongoing game of IP Risk hands Apple a victory over the Google-owned Motorola Mobility in Germany. If you ...
06:03 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Supercomputer built from Raspberry Pi and Lego, managed by humans rather than Minifigs
If you're a computational engineer, there's no question about what you do with the Raspberry Pi: you make a supercomputer cluster. Researchers at the University of Southampton have followed their in...
05:48 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Rogers boosting its LTE coverage in Canada, will cover 10 new cities by October 1st
We're sure it's just coincidence, but on the same day a certain new LTE phone was revealed, Rogers announced the expansion of its 4G network in Canada. By October 1st, the carrier will have switched...
05:25 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo TVii supported by 'all' major US and Canadian cable companies, dish services
Nintendo TVii will support "all" cable and dish carriers in the US and Canada, Nintendo director of strategic partnership Zach Fountain told Engadget this afternoon. He said that no major carriers a...
05:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget (Correction: no layoffs planned) EA plans to cut 1,000 jobs, close at least nine offices
The struggling economy is finally hitting the video game industry, and hard. EA is preparing to undertake some rather drastic cost-cutting measures, including laying off 1,000 workers. That number r...
04:55 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U expandable memory explained, TiVO hardware not built in
The Nintendo Wii U may only have 8 to 32GB of internal memory, but the company's taking a decidedly open approach to expanding that memory: add your own. "You can plug in a full-on three terabyte ha...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-boards set to hit market in October, power up hobbyists and OEMs
Intel has finalized the specs of its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) board, and announced it'll go on sale in October for less than $400 with a case and power supply. Carrying a 4 x 4-inch form factor ...
04:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Ergo Electronics outs trio of budget-friendly GoTab GTi slates in the UK
It would appear that a handful of tablet manufacturers want to take a piece of Apple's marketshare pie by tempting consumers with low-priced slabs. And, well, such is the case with small UK company ...
04:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget LG, Qualcomm ask us to save the date for yet another September smartphone reveal
Not quite tired of all the big mobile news to burst out of September's gates? Well, you can add one more to the list as LG's just issued an invite for an upcoming smartphone launch. What is the comp...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget HP Envy Spectre XT review: a sleek and speedy Ultrabook with a killer keyboard
More Info HP unveils Envy Spectre XT Ultrabook, other thin-and-lights in various sizes HP announces 15-inch Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook, Envy 4 Ultrabook with touch HP Envy 14 Sp...
03:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Wii U up close and personal: a photo tour
We're here at Nintendo's Wii U event in New York City where the gaming outfit's prexy Reggie Fils-Aime just announced US pricing and release details for the console, as well as it's own unique TVii ...
03:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Wii U now up for pre-order at GameStop, trade credits outlined for your current gaming arsenal
Eager to get your mitts on one of the Wii U consoles? Well, you can pre-order yours from the folks at GameStop starting today in order to be well-prepared for the November 18th release. The gaming r...
03:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget HTC One X+ with Tegra 3 makes appearance at FCC, boasts AT&T LTE
In contrast to the Sony Xperia T, HTC's latest device just hit the FCC without offering many details -- but fortunately we have a pretty good idea of what it is anyway. Identified as the PM63100, we...
03:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia T lands at the FCC, lets us peek under the hood
There isn't much mystery left to an FCC-bound phone that's already been announced and thoroughly handled, but we must admit that Sony does a pretty good job at making the federal approval documents ...
03:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget 'More than 50 games' launching alongside Wii U this November
When Nintendo's Wii U launches this November in the US and EU, it's bringing "more than 50" launch window games -- what that "launch window" means, exactly, is another question altogether. Nintendo'...
03:02 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Apple gives region-by-region breakdown of iOS 6 capabilities: specifies Siri and Maps functionality
In an effort to let its customers know exactly what they'll get when the iPhone 5 (and downloadable updates) arrive in their country, Apple has broken down what iOS 6 will offer in different territo...
02:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget C Spire, regional carriers join the iPhone 5 deluge on September 28th
Don't worry about Cricket hogging the spotlight during the second wave of the iPhone 5's US launch. C Spire, Appalachian Wireless and Alaska's GCI have also promised to carry Apple's taller smartpho...
02:26 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo unveils 'Nintendo TVii' for Wii U
Nintendo showed off some of the Wii U's new television functionality during its New York City press event -- first unveiled during E3 2012 -- including a built-in DVR powered by TiVO, and search acr...
02:26 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo unveils 'Nintendo TVii' for Wii U (video)
Nintendo showed off some of the Wii U's new television functionality during its New York City press event -- first unveiled during E3 2012 -- including a built-in DVR powered by TiVO, and search acr...
02:03 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U arrives in the US on Nov. 18 in two versions for $300 and $350, Europe on Nov. 30
The Nintendo Wii U will launch in the US on Sunday, November 18, Nintendo America president and CEO Reggie Fils-Aime revealed in a New York City press conference this morning. It'll arrive in Europe...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: Motorola Droid RAZR M arrives on Verizon today, priced at $99
We were pleasantly surprised with what Motorola offered in its smallest new smartphone. With a responsive dual-core S4 processor and a battery that went the distance, the RAZR M is looking like a st...
01:36 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget New National School Speed Test hopes to help all K-12 students get effective digital learning
With 99 percent of the nation's K-12 schools hooked-up to the internet, you'd think online learning was an educational staple. Sadly, it's also estimated that some 80 percent of those connections ca...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Maingear outfits desktops with GeForce GTX 650 and 660, drops prices to lure us in
Whenever there's a new video card or processor, Maingear is almost always on the scene with an upgrade -- sometimes within seconds of its hardware partners. A plan to use NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 65...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA ticks budget boxes with the $229 GeForce 660 and $109 GeForce 650
NVIDIA's had some trouble shaving its Kepler GPUs down to an entry-level price point, but it looks to have put the problem behind it with the new GeForce 660 and 650 graphics cards. The company's am...
12:40 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget World's oldest color film footage discovered in museum archive (video)
Cached away for over a century, the world's first color moving pictures have been shown for the first time yesterday, according to the National Media Museum in the UK. The celluloid, shot by invento...
12:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Alibaba claims Google leaned on Acer to cancel launch of CloudMobile with Aliyun in China
Just yesterday Acer was getting ready to unleash its CloudMobile smartphone on the Chinese public sporting an equally local (and equally not Android) Aliyun operating system. According to Reuters, h...
12:10 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Huawei complains about US spying allegations, implies McCarthy-style victimhood
"We must remember always that accusation is not proof." So begins a document just published by Huawei, heavily quoting a 1954 US Senate report that condemned McCarthy and his anti-Communist hysteria....
12:10 pm EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Huawei complains about US spying allegations, implies McCarthy-style victimization
"We must remember always that accusation is not proof." So begins a document just published by Huawei, heavily quoting a 1954 US Senate report that condemned McCarthy and his anti-Communist hysteria....
11:54 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 coming to Cricket September 28th, keeps the pre-paid faithful happy
Well, there wasn't any word about it from the stage yesterday, but we're happy to report that the iPhone 5 will be going pre-paid from (almost) day one. The contract-free Cricket will be first to of...
11:25 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget LTE iPhone 5 coming to EE and Three in UK, but not O2 and Vodafone
Brits ready to stake their preorder claim this Friday might have a harder time deciding between the myriad of networks offering the device. While all of the major UK carriers will be ready to offer ...
10:41 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Double telepresence bot spotted in the wild, we go eyes-on (video)
Double Robotics' telepresence bot showed up on our radar a few weeks back, and today we got to chat with its creators and see the thing in person. As a quick refresher, Double is a two-wheeled self ...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms its HD Voice is incompatible with the iPhone 5
The new, lighter iPhone 5 has a bigger screen, punchier processor, LTE and dual-band WiFi, but if you plan to pick one up for Sprint's network, you can't have it all. Carrier spokesperson Michelle L...
09:35 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Panasonic PT-AE8000U projector touts brighter, smoother 3D for king-of-the-hill home theaters
Panasonic wasn't one of the quickest out of the gate with a 3D projector, having only unveiled the PT-AE7000 in the middle of last year, but it's making up for lost time with a follow-up. The PT-AE8...
08:43 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Want to use one of those new nano-SIMs? You'll need one of these
Thinking of hopping on a new contract, but lacking that smaller SIM standard that the iPhone 5 will be packing? You'd best pick up one of these, then. UK carriers, including Three and Vodafone, are ...
08:13 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Apple appeases European lawmakers with Lightning-to-microUSB adapter
We do love products that only exist to circumvent the finer points of legislation (hello there, Aston Martin Cygnet), but even better are the ones that actually serve a purpose. To comply with the Eu...
07:21 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U gets December 8th release date for Japan: 26,260 yen for basic set, 31,500 yen for premium
The Nintendo Wii U arrives on Japanese shores on December 8th starting at 26,260 yen (around $340), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced this morning via Nintendo Direct's video stream. A prese...
07:01 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget BitGym Motion SDK brings Kinect-style games to Android and iOS, no huge living room required (video)
If there's a common barrier to playing with a Kinect controller, it's free space. The sheer amount of necessary distance between sensor and player is fine for suburbanites with expansive living room...
06:03 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Motorola XT890 approved by FCC, may be next week's 2GHz Intel phone
As one major event wraps, we look forward to what's coming up next: Motorola's Intel announcement. We have a hard time believing we'd see anything besides a smartphone with an Intel chip inside, but...
04:57 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget New 'nano-code' could help fight banknote forgery by embedding invisible QR-style ciphers
We've all seen (and probably used) QR codes at some point. And, handy as they are for quick linking to apps, or value added content etc, there's usually not much else going on. Unless you're one of ...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Nikon unveils lightweight, full-frame D600 DSLR -- hands-on and low-light samples (video)
We've been watching out for the D600 since images leaked a couple of months ago, and today it's been made official: a full-frame DSLR that's priced ever-so-slightly closer to the reach of mortals (r...
03:35 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Verizon Wireless confirms FaceTime over cellular on all data plans
If you'll recall, AT&T was quick to inform users after WWDC that it would not be supporting FaceTime over Cellular on all of its data plans (you'll need a Mobile Share plan for it to work) when ...
02:18 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Intel wraps up Jelly Bean port for Atom smartphones, can't say when devices get it
Intel was fast to promise a port of Jelly Bean to Atom-based smartphones. We were left in the dark as to when that port would be ready, but mobile group general manager Mike Bell has put that to res...
01:32 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget LG's Sera Park talks about the design story behind the Optimus G
LG's Sera Park has been talking about her latest handset, the Optimus G, and how it carries the DNA of its Chocolate and Prada phones from way back when. One of the aims was to build a display that ...
12:55 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Apple September 12th event roundup: iPhone 5, new iPods, iOS 6, Lightning and everything else
The rumored iPad mini didn't rear its mythical seven-inch screen today at Yerba Buena, but no matter, as the iPhone 5 brought a potent smack of thunder Lightning. The oft-leaked, smartphone has offi...
12:55 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Apple's September 12th event roundup: iPhone 5, new iPods, iOS 6, Lightning and everything else
The rumored iPad mini didn't rear its mythical seven-inch screen today at Yerba Buena, but no matter, as the iPhone 5 brought a potent smack of thunder Lightning. A few mere hours ago, the oft-leake...
12:50 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Ping going dark on September 30th, no longer accepting new members
Ping, Apple's foray into music-centric social networking, hasn't seen much in the way of updates since it was announced two years ago, and now the folks in Cupertino are set to shut it down on Septe...
12:25 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on Apple's iPhone 5 event
For all of Apple's infamous secrecy, the company couldn't mask the arrival of the next iPhone. As expected, the big number five was the centerpiece of today's festivities in San Francisco, and Tim C...
12:18 am EDT - Thu, September 13, 2012
Engadget Western Digital brings wafer thin 5mm hard drives to IDF, we go hands-on (video)
We're a jaded bunch here at Engadget sometimes, and with most of us using SSD-based systems these days it's hard to get too excited about good old spinny disks. Still we're also suckers for impressi...
11:38 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5 keynote event now live for online viewing
San Francisco shook today, but thankfully, it wasn't from an earthquake. In case you missed today's event, Apple took the wraps off of the new iPhone 5, along with a new batch of iPods, a new versio...
10:49 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reportedly starting Office 2013 upgrade program mid-October
As Microsoft ramps up for its next big Office release, the company is apparently getting ready to offer up a program to help cushion the blow for those who pick up the current version of the suite. ...
10:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Boosted Board electric longboard is lightweight enough to carry, powerful enough to haul riders uphill
Boosted Board isn't the first powered skateboard to grace these pages, but it is the lightest. In its current prototype form, it weighs just 12 pounds, thanks to a high-end Loaded Vanguard longboard...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Can I pick my own set-top box, please?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. When I was a kid, my parents actually rented our home phones from...
09:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Chrome for Android's first post-beta update brings better sandboxing, other tweaks
Chrome users on Android might have felt a bit neglected over the last couple of months, during which Google pushed a few updates to its browser on iOS while leaving its own platform untouched after ...
09:39 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5, updated iPod touch and iPod nano models reach the FCC right on cue
Apple has a tradition of timing FCC filings for new wireless mobile devices so that they appear just as soon as they've been announced, and it's not about to let up now. We've got a trifecta of appr...
09:29 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's Phil Schiller explains new 'Lightning' port, doesn't think much of NFC and wireless charging
Now that we know much, much more about Apple's latest iPhone, we can't help but wonder why certain features are missing from the iPhone 5. For instance, near-field communication -- standard in many ...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Hex3 AppTag pistol turns iPhones and Androids into augmented reality laser tag gun sights (hands-on)
Nerf's doing it, and so is Hasbro, but there's plenty of room for other folks in the laser tag market, and Hex3 is a startup looking to get in on the action. Called the AppTag Laser Blaster, it comb...
09:16 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Hex3 AppTag Laser Blaster turns iPhones and Androids into augmented reality laser tag gun sights (hands-on)
Nerf's doing it, and so is Hasbro, but there's plenty of room for other folks in the laser tag market, and Hex3 is a startup looking to get in on the action. Called the AppTag Laser Blaster, it comb...
08:49 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPod classic lives to play another day
The more things change, the more they stay the same -- for our old pal the iPod Classic, at least. Sure Apple went and revamped the rest of its music playing brethren, but the HDD stalwart is, as it...
08:38 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5 event wrap-up live broadcast!
Wowza! Now that we're all through, it's time for some serious (and not-so-serious) event analysis from our very Tim and Darren, who will let you know precisely what all of today's iPhoney news means...
08:37 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple EarPods hands-on
By now, you're probably familiar with Apple's latest earbuds. But are they an improvement over their arguably disposable predecessor, you ask? You bet. Still, they're not going to win out over high-...
08:13 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple details LTE plans for iPhone 5: true global reach requires three models
So the rumors are true, and the iPhone 5 is indeed offering LTE for regions around the globe. This is no small feat, given the plethora of frequencies used by various carriers worldwide. Apple's tak...
08:13 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple details LTE plans for iPhone 5: true global reach requires multiple models
So the rumors are true, and the iPhone 5 is indeed offering LTE for regions around the globe. This is no small feat, given the plethora of frequencies used by various carriers worldwide. Apple's tak...
08:11 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Tesla CEO teases crossover and sports car EVs for 2016
Tesla founder Elon Musk would like to remind you that the Model X isn't the terminus of his company's electric car ambitions. Far from it: Musk tells Wired that Tesla's 2016 plans include both a cro...
07:58 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 GM seed now available for developers
Developers, start your engines: the GM (Golden Master) seed of iOS 6 is now available and ready for download on Apple's Developer page. Essentially, the GM seed is the final version of the OS sent o...
07:55 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S (and old Dock Connector vs. Lightning): a photo tour
We knew the iPhone 5 was thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S, but seriously, it's thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S. By a pretty notable margin. Picking up the iPhone 5 is almost jarring -- ...
07:47 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 vs the competition: fight!
As the plethora of recent posts attest, Apple has indeed launched the iPhone 5, the next generation in its five-year-old iPhone family tree. But is it the best smartphone money can buy? For kicks an...
07:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple launches incremental iTunes 10.7 update: supports new devices and iOS 6
While we won't be seeing the heavily redesigned iTunes 11 until October, Apple has unveiled a new update ready for its roster of new devices, not to mention the incoming iOS 6. The refresh will work...
07:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8 SDK preview program, Windows Phone Store replaces Marketplace
Naturally, there's a good amount of anticipation surrounding the release of Windows Phone 8 handsets, but before that day arrives, developers will need proper software to code apps. Microsoft stoppe...
07:40 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Sony's Cyber-shot RX1 gets smashed to pieces, in a good way
A full-frame sensor inside a compact camera sounds like lunacy, but Sony's managed it (at least, in principle) with its new Cyber-shot RX1. While only at the engineering sample stage, we're already ...
07:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget 7th-generation iPod nano hands-on!
Not to be outdone by a refreshed iPod touch (and, let's face it, a new iPhone), Apple also shot out a 5.4mm-thick iPod nano today -- that's 38 percent thinner than the one it replaces. We just got o...
07:10 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 confirmed to use nano-SIM, current SIMs not compatible
While Apple was busy announcing the iPhone 5, it left out mention of whether the device would use the recently approved (and Apple-designed) nano-SIM standard. Sure enough, the leaks were right once...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget 5th-generation iPod touch hands-on!
It's obvious that the iPhone 5 is the star of today's show, but Apple's not letting its iPod line go untouched. The newest iPod touch takes a note from the newfangled display on its cellular sibling...
07:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 hands-on!
At long last, the iPhone 5. We just got our hands on Apple's latest smartphone following its unveiling in San Francisco, and suffice it to say, it's a beautiful thing. Some might say we've been wait...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPod shuffle updated with much-needed new hues
It's been quite a while since the Shuffle has been updated, but we're happy to say that Apple has shown the tiniest of its music players some much needed love. There's only one change here, but it's...
06:27 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's infamous earbuds rebranded for iPhone 5 as 'EarPods'
Yes, finally -- finally -- Apple's years-long headphone debacle may finally be at an end, with the introduction this morning of redesigned earbuds. Their new name: "EarPods." Like so many things fro...
06:27 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's signature earbuds rebranded for iPhone 5 as 'EarPods'
Yes, finally -- finally -- Apple's years-long headphone debacle may finally be at an end, with the introduction this morning of redesigned earbuds. Their new name: "EarPods." Like so many things fro...
06:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple announces fifth-generation iPod touch: 4-inch screen, 6.1mm thick, Siri included
Today at its iPhone launch event, Apple announced yet another piece of hardware: the fifth-generation iPod touch. As rumored, it has a 4-inch display, the same 326 ppi panel used on the new iPhone 5...
06:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple announces fifth-generation iPod touch: 4-inch screen, 6.1mm thick, Siri included, starts at $299
Today at its iPhone launch event, Apple announced yet another piece of hardware: the fifth-generation iPod touch. As rumored, it has a 4-inch display, the same 326 ppi panel used on the new iPhone 5...
06:18 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple outs refreshed iPod nano: 2.5-inch multitouch display, 16GB, Bluetooth, available this October for $149
With news of Apple's shining star, the iPhone 5, out of the way, the company's shifting focus to its other major pillar: the iPod. Now seven generations in, the iPod nano is getting a refresh with a...
06:18 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple refreshes iPod nano: 2.5-inch multitouch display, 16GB, Bluetooth, available this October for $149
With news of Apple's shining star, the iPhone 5, out of the way, the company's shifting focus to its other major pillar: the iPod. Now seven generations in, the iPod nano is getting a refresh with a...
06:10 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple announces redesigned iTunes for Mac, Windows and iOS devices
It's gone through quite a few minor revisions as of late, but Apple has today taken the wraps off a fairly big redesign of not just iTunes for OS X and Windows, but iOS devices as well. The latter w...
06:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 coming to iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, new iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch on September 19th
We know what we're getting from iOS 6 and won't have to wait long for it. Apple's new mobile OS will land on existing phones, tablets and media players on September 19th -- a week from today. As was...
06:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple discounts iPhone 4S to $99 in the wake of the iPhone 5, iPhone 4 is now free on contract
Not sure if you want to splurge for that newfangled iPhone 5 just yet? Well, the folks in Cupertino are now offering a handsome discount on the previous model. That's right, the iPhone 4S will now s...
06:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 vs. iPhone 4S: what's changed?
Its name is enough to send CEOs into cold sweats, which is why the rest of the mobile world spent last week announcing their hardware back-to-back to steal a march on this handset. Now, after all of...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 gets official debut on the iPhone 5
Now that the iPhone 5 is officially out of the bag, it's time to talk software. Apple hasn't exactly kept its cards close to its chest in regards to iOS 6: Cupertino teased the software at WWDC, let...
05:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 gets official debut on the iPhone 5: Maps, Passbook, iCloud Tabs and more
Now that the iPhone 5 is officially out of the bag, it's time to talk software. Apple hasn't exactly kept its cards close to its chest in regards to iOS 6: Cupertino teased the software at WWDC, let...
05:38 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple details new iPhone 5 dock connector: It's called Lightning and it's 80 percent smaller
The new iPhone deserves a new dock connector. Say hello to the reversible, 80 percent smaller, Lightning. The likes of Bose, BLW and B&O are already working on new compatible docks while the new...
05:38 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's new iPhone 5 dock connector: It's called Lightning and it's 80 percent smaller, but the adapter is $29
The new iPhone deserves a new dock connector. Say hello to the reversible, 80 percent smaller, Lightning. The likes of Bose, BLW and B&O are already working on new compatible docks while the new...
05:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple: A6 chip in iPhone 5 has 2x CPU power, 2x graphics performance, yet consumes less energy
Every new iPhone needs a new engine, and Tim Cook has just made some bold claims about Apple's latest silicon creation: the A6 processor. He hinted at a significant shrinkage in transistor size, all...
05:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple details iPhone 5's new camera: 8MP, 'same as iPhone 4S but thinner'
Apple's got a new iSight coming with its brand new iPhone 5: an 8-megapixel camera with a 3,264 x 2,448 backside-illuminated sensor, five-element lens, and f/2.4 aperture. "Same as the iPhone 4S, bu...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple announces worldwide carriers for iPhone 5: Sprint, AT&T and Verizon will support LTE in the US
If you've got Apple's new LTE-capable iPhone 5, you're going to need some LTE markets. Fortunately, Apple had a huge, global list of carriers that are going to work with Apple's latest. In the US, A...
05:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple announces worldwide carriers for iPhone 5: Sprint, AT&T and Verizon will support LTE in the US (update: No AWS HSPA+ for T-Mobile)
If you've got Apple's new LTE-capable iPhone 5, you're going to need some LTE markets. Fortunately, Apple had a huge, global list of carriers that are going to work with Apple's latest. In the US, A...
05:17 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple counts 400 million iOS devices sold as of June
Wondering just how well Apple's iOS device sales have been faring versus their Android counterparts? CEO Tim Cook has just revealed that Apple has sold (not just shipped) 400 million iOS devices fro...
05:13 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 officially announced with 4-inch display, A6 CPU and LTE
Apple may be notoriously secretive and tight lipped, but the company appears to be getting worse and worse at actually keeping things under wraps. The iPhone 5 appears to be the most leaked handset ...
05:13 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 officially announced with 4-inch display, A6 CPU and LTE for $199 on September 21st
Apple may be notoriously secretive and tight lipped, but the company appears to be getting worse and worse at actually keeping things under wraps. The iPhone 5 appears to be the most leaked handset ...
05:11 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple: 700k apps available in App Store, 250k for iPad, 100 apps per user
Does it come as any surprise that Apple would take a portion of its iPhone keynote to crank out a few obligatory numbers touting its overall success? CEO Tim Cook announced today that his company ju...
05:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget 7 million upgrades to Mountain Lion sold so far, the fastest-selling version of OS X yet
Kicking off its huge San Francisco event Apple CEO Tim Cook told the packed auditorium that Mountain Lion OS X is the fast-selling operating system it's ever had. He added that the company's family ...
04:50 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple's next-generation iPhone liveblog!
We still don't know exactly what they're going to call it ("new," 4G, 5, 6...?) but the banner above may be a big clue that we're about to see the iPhone 5 unveiled. This is the phone you've been wa...
04:40 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget SlickDeals' best in tech for September 12th: Logitech Mice, SSDs and more
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at SlickDeals. You'll ...
04:20 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu One Music Store comes to mobile and web, skips the plugins
If you'd wanted to shop Ubuntu One's Music Store in the past, you had to use a plugin through an app like Banshee or Rhythmbox. Not very convenient, we'd say. Someone must have been listening up in ...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Just one hour to go until Apple's launch event, here's the scene in San Francisco
What does the media queue for a major launch event look like? Picture the line in front of an Apple Store before any new product hits the shelves, add in a few hundred cameras and sat trucks, and th...
03:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber announces qualified areas tomorrow, snags ABC channels including ESPN, Disney
The official list of the first "fiberhoods" Google's Gigabit internet + TV service will be available in doesn't come out until tomorrow, but it's already looking like a more attractive option t...
03:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls
Skype's got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it's called "Opus." It's been kicked around at Skype since March 2009, though work didn't begin in earnest until June of ...
03:02 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Plus cloud storage boost landing 'soon' with system update v4.25
If you've been sat impatiently tapping your fingers on the desk waiting for that extra PlayStation Plus storage, then you might want to give that hand a break. According to the PlayStation blog, it'...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget's iPhone 5 pre-event broadcast: live from San Francisco!
Ready or not, it's just about iPhone time. Darren and Tim are ready to get their liveblog on, but not before giving some insight into precisely what to expect. We'll be starting the show at 10:30AM ...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X handheld gets standalone $130 price tag
If you wanted to relive your past arcade glories, but weren't looking for a whole peripheral package, the Neo Geo X is now going to let you do that. While the forthcoming handheld was expected to ar...
02:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple search results turn up iPhone 5 name and LTE connectivity, indications of new iPod touch, iPod nano and iTunes 11
Apple offered a hint of the name in its invitation to today's event, but it looks like a slip-up on its own website may have now let the cat of the bag. Searching for "iphone-5" brings up a number o...
02:02 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Lenovo-made Vodafone Smart Tab II passes FCC testing, naturally
Vodafone's 7-inch Smart Tab II made a surprise appearance at IFA last month with its 10-inch sibling also in tow, and now it's stopped off at the FCC to pick up its Visa for future trips to the US. ...
01:33 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget XDA brings voice calls to the 3G-enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
While 3G Galaxy Note 10.1 owners use their Bluetooth-enabled S-Pen to make calls on their tablet, those with the equivalent Galaxy Tab are left out in the rain. Fortunately, the folks over at XDA De...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR M review: a very good ICS handset in a small, Kevlar-wrapped package
More Info Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99 Motorola Droid RAZR M hands-on (video) Droid RAZR M and HD dev editions bring unloc...
12:32 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Nexi robot helps Northeastern University track effects of shifty body language (video)
MIT's Nexi robot has been teaching us about social interaction for years, and has even done a stint with the US Navy. Its latest role, however, involved studying those moments when society falls apa...
12:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Apple Store goes down ahead of iPhone announcement
With the big event only a few hours away Apple has already taken its shop offline. It's become standard practice for the Cupertino crew, so it's hardly a surprise. Still, it's a good sign that some ...
12:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Acer CloudMobile moves to China, dumps Android for Aliyun
Acer's CloudMobile (A800) has quietly slipped on its September 5th release date in the UK and headed East, where it's swapped its Android front-end for Alibaba's Aliyun OS. The dual-core handset wil...
11:29 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Nuance and Intel team on Dragon Assistant Beta for Ultrabooks, Dell XPS 13 to lead the charge
Intel at CES promised a partnership with Nuance to give Ultrabooks a taste of ready-made voice recognition, and we're finally seeing the results at IDF in San Francisco through the launch of Nuance'...
11:01 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Visualized: World's largest QR code is a Canadian maize maze
And why wouldn't it be? That's how the Kraay family of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada gets down, as evidenced by the family's past 13 years of elaborate corn maze designs -- from a logo of the Edmonton Oi...
10:31 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 152 - 09.12.2012
Myriam may have been running around naked under the stars enjoyed a lengthy stay off the grid, but that doesn't mean she was out of the loop: with Brad, she catches up on the news, and then some. Wi...
10:00 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia reaffirms WP 7.8 support for existing Lumia handsets, announces handful of features
Nokia's legacy Lumia devices won't be graced with Windows Phone 8, but the company has reaffirmed its support for keeping them fresh with version 7.8 of Microsoft's handset OS. In addition to a reva...
09:16 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II makes first FCC appearance, variant lacks US-friendly LTE bands
Samsung pegged its new Note for an October launch in Europe and Asia, in typical FCC fashion, it's passed through those wireless testing labs ahead of its arrival in stores around the world. For US ...
08:38 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget LoveFilm Aardman deal brings cheese-loving stop motion animation to Amazon-owned UK site
Great news for UK movie lovers who just can't get enough of eccentric inventors and clever sheep: Amazon-owned LoveFilm has struck a deal to bring Aardman content to its service. The agreement adds ...
07:55 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget WSJ gets early, slightly uncomfortable look at Google's Project Glass
It's about time someone got the chance to test-drive Google's $1,500 smart-glasses independently, without any rose-colored lenses getting in the way. The Wall Street Journal's Spencer E. Ante just b...
07:30 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Hasselblad H5D coming December with new focus system, design, up to 60 megapixels
Medium format camera fans, brace for impact: there's a new Hasselblad coming. The H5D supercedes the ages-old H4D with a True Focus II system that -- we're told -- is both more accurate and immediat...
06:15 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Kensington updates DisplayLink universal laptop docks with USB 3.0
Having somewhere to dock your laptop is insanely convenient. Of course, each manufacturer tends to have their own proprietary solution. And usually a different dock is needed for each model. Fun, ri...
05:19 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget OCZ's new Vector SSD breaks cover at IDF, packs in-house developed Indilinx controller
As we were wandering the floor today at IDF 2012, we happened upon an OCZ rep who pulled the company's new 2.5-inch SATA 3 SSD out of his pocket and let us get our mitts on it. Called the Vector, it...
05:15 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Sharp further cuts bonuses and salaries to stay above water, save $180 million
Sharp is already in full-on belt-tightening mode, and it's not just cutting jobs to keep its staffing costs in line with shrinking finances. The sinking tech giant is doubling the size of executives'...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Sony's Cyber-shot RX1 compact camera packs a full-frame sensor, 'fits in your palm' (hands-on)
Would you believe us if we told you Sony packed a full-frame sensor in a Cyber-shot-branded camera? It's true! Say hello to the RX1, a "compact" digital camera for pros that's packing the same 24.3M...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Sony announces NEX-VG30 and full-frame NEX-VG900 Handycams, we go hands-on
A full-frame camcorder for roughly 3 grand? Meet the Sony NEX-VG900 Handycam -- the company's first 35mm HD video camera. Taking cues from its Alpha A99, which was just announced today, Sony brought...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Sony reveals the Alpha A99, its first full-frame flagship since 2008's A900 (hands-on)
It's not every day that a digital SLR manufacturer releases a new full-frame camera -- in fact, it's not even every year. Sony's last top-end model, the A900, was first released four years ago, so y...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-6 mirrorless cam squeezes in between 5R and 7 with WiFi, EVF and dedicated mode dial (hands-on video)
Does the NEX lineup need another model? Sony reckons it does. Meet the NEX-6. The company's latest mirrorless camera looks nearly identical to last year's top-of-the-line NEX-7, with the exception o...
03:27 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Xtreamer teases 5-inch AiKi Android handset: ICS, dual SIM and 'revolutionary' pricing (video)
While the world waits for a certain other phone that includes a 5 reference in its teaser, HTPC, media streamer and NAS builder Xtreamer has revealed its plans to get into the mobile space. A banner...
03:04 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Verizon intros Mobile Security app for Android, wants to keep you safe
McAfee's been offering mobile protection services on Android for a while now, but Verizon's taking it a step further and bringing an application tailored specifically for its own customers with help...
01:56 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Insiders claim Siri co-founder Adam Cheyer has left Apple
It's not uncommon for executives of smaller companies to jump ship within a few years of the business selling to a larger firm, whether it's out of entrepreneurial restlessness or unhappiness with t...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (7-inch)
More Info Amazon announces 7- and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs, pricing starts at $199 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch hands-on (Update: video) Amazon Kindle Fire review It was 10 months ago that...
12:32 am EDT - Wed, September 12, 2012
Engadget Google releases Course Builder, takes online learning down an open-source road
Google is well-known for projects with unexpected origins. It's almost natural, then, that the code Google used to build a web course has led to a full-fledged tool for online education. The open-...
11:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget American Airlines becomes first FAA-friendly carrier to use iPads through whole flights
You don't have to wait for an FAA rethink to use your iPad on an airliner below 10,000 feet -- if you're part of an American Airlines crew, that is. As of this month, the air carrier is the first cl...
11:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Shimi iPhone robot is ready to dance its way out of the lab, into your heart
As soon as we saw Georgia Tech's Shimi, we wanted to how many sleepless nights we'd have to spend waiting for one to proudly display on our desk. And really that's the whole idea behind the iPhone-e...
11:02 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 315 - 09.11.2012
This week's news includes the rare Common File Format for UltraViolet resurfacing, as well as a new DHD initiative from Fox that could push downloadable movies forward faster than ever before. That's...
10:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Spotted at IDF: NEC's lightweight LaVie Z Ultrabook (hands-on video)
Remember NEC's LaVie Z Ultrabook we first heard about at Computex? It's a super light (875g / 1.93 lbs) and thin (15mm / 0.59-inch) magnesium alloy system running Windows 7 that's only available in ...
09:47 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Sony VG900 leaks, packs full-frame sensor into a NEX camcorder
Sony must have a fixation on stuffing full-frame sensors into small spaces this year. A fresh photo and details slipping out to Sony Alpha Rumors show what's billed as the VG900, the first NEX-brand...
09:38 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Zuckerberg: betting on HTML 5 for Facebook mobile app was a 'mistake,' new Android version on the way
Remember the days before Facebook's iOS app ditched HTML 5 and sped things up with some native code? It turns out that there's some regret in Palo Alto about relying on the web markup language. Bett...
09:38 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Zuckerberg: betting on HTML 5 for Facebook mobile app was a 'mistake,' native Android version on the way
Remember the days before Facebook's iOS app ditched HTML 5 and sped things up with some native code? It turns out that there's some regret in Menlo Park about relying on the web markup language. Bet...
08:49 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Engadget will be broadcasting live outside of Apple's iPhone event tomorrow!
You hear that? It's the sound of tech journalists eagerly queueing up in San Francisco for tomorrow's Apple event. This week is all about the latest iPhone, and while we're still not quite sure what...
08:19 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft opens Windows Store app submissions to individuals, welcomes devs from 82 new markets
The march to the launch of Windows 8 soldiers on, as Microsoft has now opened the Windows Store for submissions from individuals in anticipation of the grand OS launch on October 26th. Previously, o...
07:23 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Xcom Global launches LTE data for travelers at $18 a day, starting in Japan
Xcom Global has been busy carving out a reputation as the world traveler's best friend, but that globetrotter has always had to make do with 3G even if there was 4G back home. As of September 20th, ...
06:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Boston Dynamics shows a quieter, more thoroughbred AlphaDog to DARPA and the Marines (video)
When we last saw Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog (aka LS3), it was strutting through outdoor trials with the subtlety of a nuclear missile: for all that noise, it might as well have been holding a "shoot ...
06:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia V packs new sensor-on-lens touchscreen tech, promises a 'true direct touch experience'
If you thought LG's Optimus G and Nokia's Lumia 920 had future touchscreen tech all sewn up, then be ready to welcome Sony's own contribution. Its sensor-on-lens touchscreen will debut on the Xperia...
06:13 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget 3G Vita headed to Canada via Rogers on Oct. 2, Canadian gamers remain non-plussed
Despite having launched elsewhere in the world already, Sony's 3G PlayStation Vita is heading north to Canada with help from Rogers Communications this October. Beyond the usual features of the Vita...
05:54 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Tesla details service plans, software updates for Model S
So you drop $50,000+ on a Tesla Model S -- then what? The all-electric automaker offered some more details on what folks can expect in the ensuing years on its blog this week, detailing service...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Grab Sony's HMZ-T2 head-mounted display and play these games at Tokyo Game Show
Forget about that messy Oculus Rift, business -- Sony's got a properly futuristic looking (and shiny!) head-mounted display for gaming, too, and it's gonna make another public appearance at this yea...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25% of all downloads
If you'd just put down Angry Birds Space for a moment, maybe we could tell you that mobile apps are kind of a big deal. How big of a deal? How's about 45.6 billion downloads just this year -- that's...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25 percent of all downloads
If you'd just put down Angry Birds Space for a moment, maybe we could tell you that mobile apps are kind of a big deal. How big of a deal? How's about 45.6 billion downloads just this year -- that's...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25 percent of all content
If you'd just put down Angry Birds Space for a moment, maybe we could tell you that mobile apps are kind of a big deal. How big of a deal? How's about 45.6 billion downloads just this year -- that's...
05:01 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III drops to $99 on Amazon for a 'very limited time only'
In the market for a Samsung Galaxy S III, but you despise dropping over two figures on electronics? First and foremost, we might suggest another hobby to you. We'd also suggest snapping up a half pr...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Go Daddy: yesterday's outage resolved, 'was not a hack'
According to domain registrar Go Daddy, things are back to normal after yesterday's massive outage. The company noted that service outages started at around 1PM ET, with service being "fully restore...
04:15 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget We're live from IDF 2012 in San Francisco
Are you ready for a smorgasbord of news on Ultrabooks, Clover Trail-equipped tablets, Windows 8 hybrid devices and maybe even Medfield-based smartphones? Well you're come to the right place because ...
03:56 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2 pre-production units available on September 22nd, limited to 600 lucky buyers
Much like the run-up to the previous flagship product launch, Qualcomm-backed Xiaomi has just announced that it'll be selling a small batch of pre-production second-gen Xiaomi Phones, in the hopes t...
03:27 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft confirms Flash vulnerability fix for Internet Explorer 10 coming soon
Microsoft has just announced that it will be providing security patches for the Windows 8 IE10-specific version of Flash, despite the software giant initially suggesting it wouldn't. The patch will ...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5 unveiling happens tomorrow, get your liveblog here!
"It's almost here" says the graphic above. Yes, we're just a day away from the unveiling of the long-rumored, next-generation iPhone. Will it be the iPhone 5? Will it be The New iPhone? What's in a ...
02:35 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Google Play foots the bill for 4,000 free Boingo hotspots through September
Google and Boingo keep expanding their partnership, making GoGo a little jealous in the process were sure. Starting this week you'll be able to hop online for free at over 4,000 Boingo hotspots acro...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5: the rumor roundup
We're on the cusp of Apple's sixth iPhone launch, and there's very different expectations than there were last year. The 2011 rumor cycle left more than a few people burned: the later-than-usual Oct...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget E-book discounts appearing at Amazon following publisher settlement
Wow. Judge Denise Cote certainly knows how to put a spring in the step of mega corporations. Mere days have passed since she ordered HarperCollins to let retailers to set their own e-book prices, an...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Steam Big Picture beta hands-on
Been keeping up with Steam's Big Picture interface? Then you probably know it's already in beta. The 10-foot UI hopes to help Valve's content distribution portal get comfortable in front of your cou...
12:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Pentax launches Q10 interchangeble lens camera, K-5 II and K-5 IIs flagship DSLRs
It's not every day that a camera company launches two major models the same day, but Pentax has done just that with the Q10 mirrorless interchangeable and the K-5 II / IIs cameras. The Q10 joins its...
12:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Pentax launches Q10 interchangeable lens camera, K-5 II and K-5 IIs flagship DSLRs
It's not every day that a camera company launches two major models the same day, but Pentax has done just that with the Q10 mirrorless interchangeable and the K-5 II / IIs cameras. The Q10 joins its...
12:17 pm EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget EarthLink inks deal with Clearwire to use its 4G WiMAX network
EarthLink has been laying low since its Philly-wide WiFi project failed all those years ago, but now it's back in the limelight with Clearwire's 4G network under-arm. The companies have struck a deal...
11:44 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Scientists develop robotic tentacle that can pick flowers, make us thumb our collars
Okay, it's a little too late for Johnny 5's grass hopper, but thanks to new "gentle" robotic tentacles developed at Harvard University, future generations of insects could escape a similar demise. R...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget LG Splendor now available at US Cellular for $80 after rebate, it's the Optimus L7 all over again
After having previously leaked, the LG Splendor is now officially available at US Cellular. A retooled version of the Optimus L7, it combines Android 4.0 with a single-core 1GHz CPU, a 4.3-inch WVGA...
10:40 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Viber comes to Symbian, S40 and Bada, adds HD voice calling and group messaging to Nokia Lumia handsets
VoIP-over-3G app Viber broke down in tears when it learned that, after Android, iOS and Windows Phone, there were no new worlds to conquer. Then a helpful soul pointed out that there were more than ...
10:11 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget We test speeds on EE, the UK's first LTE network! (video)
Formerly known as Everything Everywhere, also known as the union of Orange and T-Mobile's UK networks, it's now going under the name EE and (finally) bringing LTE to the British Isles in the coming ...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display with Android 4.0 comes to US in October, dips to $399
You might remember ViewSonic's slightly strange VCD22 Smart Display from our journey to Computex. If the sight of that 22-inch, Android-based all-in-one desktop set your heart aflutter, you'll be gl...
09:30 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget EE confirms Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and Samsung Galaxy S III among first handsets on new LTE network
Confirming those early rumors, Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 flagship will come to the UK exclusively on Everything Everywhere's newly re-branded EE LTE network. The 4.5-inch Lumia 920 will launch on ...
09:30 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget EE confirms Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and Samsung Galaxy S III among first handsets on new LTE network (updated)
Confirming those early rumors, Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 flagship will come to the UK exclusively on Everything Everywhere's newly re-branded EE LTE network. The 4.5-inch Lumia 920 will launch on ...
09:28 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget China speeds up its LTE schedule, could issue permits 'within a year'
China's Minister of Information and IT doesn't always explain his decisions in much detail, leaving us to ponder a sudden acceleration in his plans to roll out LTE. Miao Wei had previously indicated ...
08:28 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 10 now available in 'M-Series' monthly builds
If keeping up with those CyanogenMod 10 nightly builds was hard work, or just a little too bleeding-edge, then you might be interested to hear about the introduction of "M-Series" releases for CM10....
08:26 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Everything Everywhere announces the UK's first major LTE service, EE: combines Orange and T-Mobile networks
Finally, after gaining approval from UK regulator Ofcom, Everything Everywhere announced today that its calling its incoming 4g service EE. It's a new company, new network and a new brand, we're bei...
07:47 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Browser extension enables SkyDrive attachments within Gmail
Gmail users who envy Outlook's SkyDrive integration will find that the proverbial grass is now a little greener on their side, thanks to fresh features in Attachments.me's Chrome and Firefox browser...
07:01 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget YouTube releases standalone app for iOS, tablet-tailored version in the works
There was much (some?) tearing of clothes and gnashing of teeth when Apple pulled its YouTube app from iOS 6. That pain was lessened by Google's promise of a standalone app to replace it, and now Bi...
06:15 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Nokia reveals new City Lens augmented reality app for Windows Phone 8 lineup
Just last week, Nokia's augmented reality app known as City Lens broke free of its beta shackles, but its developers are hardly sitting on their laurels as they help prepare the company's Windows Ph...
04:35 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Sony reveals HMZ-T2 head-mounted display pricing, launch date and features in Japan
Sony rolled out its first head-mounted 3D visor last fall, and announced the HMZ-T2 followup recently at IFA 2012. Now in Japan it has revealed few more details about the changes it's made this time...
03:08 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11:30pm ET!
The crazy season of scheduling conflicts is upon us, which means it's time for another fireside chat! We've got a whole boatload of news to cover from last week, not to mention Myriam needs to catch...
02:40 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Hulu's PlayStation 3 app upgraded, is the first for the living room to deliver the 'new experience'
The folks over at Hulu have been focused on cleaning up content discovery and playback for a while, and now they've turned their collective eye to the PlayStation 3 Hulu Plus app. An update rolling ...
02:04 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck fashions a pocket computer with an Xbox Chatpad and Arduino Uno
It's great to see Ben Heck focus his efforts of do-gooder projects like that foot-controlled wheelchair, but we'll always have a soft spot for the modfather's more nostalgic undertakings, like this ...
01:07 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Confirmed: AT&T offers complimentary unlock of in-contract iPhones for deployed military personnel
Finally. A bit of closure. AT&T has confirmed the long-lived speculation of its policy to unlock in-contract iPhones for our military men and women deployed overseas. To qualify for the complime...
12:21 am EDT - Tue, September 11, 2012
Engadget Vonage mobile apps get international roaming, let users chat for free on both sides of the border
For the past year or so, Vonage has been adding to its international VoIP game, and the latest new feature is roaming. That's right, the company's iOS and Android apps will soon have Vonage Mobile R...
11:26 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs available on eBay, mobile-minded fashionistas ready their wallets
Remember that special edition One X for AT&T with the Cushnie et Ochs-approved exterior, and how HTC said it would never go on sale? Well, while HTC is sticking to its word, one of the 150 souls...
11:26 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget HTC One X Cushnie et Ochs available on eBay, mobile-minded fashionistas ready their wallets (update: auction closed)
Remember that special edition One X for AT&T with the Cushnie et Ochs-approved exterior, and how HTC said it would never go on sale? Well, while HTC is sticking to its word, one of the 150 souls...
10:44 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Toshiba's Regza SD-P100WP does TV, DVDs and doesn't mind a bit of water
Other manufacturers may be jumping off DVD bandwagon, but Toshiba's still got some love for the format -- not to mention the waning days of summer. The Regza SD-P100WP is more than just a portable D...
10:02 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 10th - 16th)
With football and new TV series premieres, we're ready to call it officially fall. Keep an eye out for brand news shows like NBC's Go On and The New Normal, as well as returning favorites like Glee ...
09:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Intuition by LG hands-on: a pen-enabled competitor to the Galaxy Note for Verizon
It's a silly name as smartphones go (and one that conjures images of lady-focused razors), but regardless, LG's Intuition is now officially a member of Verizon's lineup. The 4G LTE device, shown off...
09:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Intuition by LG hands-on: a pen-enabled competitor to the Galaxy Note for Verizon (video)
It's a silly name as smartphones go (and one that conjures images of lady-focused razors), but regardless, LG's Intuition is now officially a member of Verizon's lineup. The 4G LTE device, shown off...
09:37 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 6PM 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 6PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the break,...
09:28 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Nielsen: more than half of US teens now own smartphones
Yes, we know Android is holding steady at about 52 percent of US smartphone market share. What's interesting is just who's driving growth as a whole. According to Nielsen, 58 percent of American tee...
09:10 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Agawi cloud game streaming headed to Windows 8, focused on 'mid-core and hardcore' games
Cloud streaming provider Agawi (formerly "iSwifter") is making a second major push with its cloud-based game streaming service alongside Windows 8 this October. Beyond the social content it already ...
09:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Switched On: low flame
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. For many products -- TVs and the iPod, for example -- the leap to color displays represented an evolutionary change....
08:34 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Google Drive mobile app updated, brings editing to iOS
The mobile Google Drive app just keeps getting better and better. Are we ready to ditch the desktop web app for its iOS and Android package? Hardly, but with ever decimal point upgrade the disparity...
08:11 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet to phase out prepaid card, cut-off date set for October 17th
Google Wallet's prepaid card concept has been plagued with its share of security concerns, and though Mountain View seems to have sorted out those issues, it's now phasing out the prepaid card progr...
07:59 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Impossible Instant Lab makes iPhone photos tangible
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
07:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber pre-registration program closes in the Kansas Cities
Gigabit internet speeds are nothing more than a dream for most of us, but for residents of the Kansas Cities, that reality is not far off. The six-week pre-registration program for Google's Fiber ne...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Bring on the ads, Amazon
Huge week for Amazon, last week. But all that Kindly goodness was nearly upstaged by lock-screen ad nonsense. When I searched on the keyword "amazon" in my RSS tech folder, Friday and Saturday of la...
06:46 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Go Daddy acknowledges issues with sites, is 'working on it'
Go Daddy looks to be having a rough one today. Users are complaining of issues with sites and email addresses tied to the popular and oft-controversial domain registrar. For the moment, GoDaddy's ow...
06:46 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget GoDaddy acknowledges issues with sites, is 'working on it' (Update: DNS switched to VeriSign, 'most' customers back online)
GoDaddy looks to be having a rough one today. Users are complaining of issues with sites and email addresses tied to the popular and oft-controversial domain registrar. For the moment, GoDaddy's own...
06:30 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G bringing keyboard, longwinded name to T-Mobile September 19th
We knew it was arriving soon, but until now, we weren't exactly sure what T-Mobile meant when it said the Relay 4G was hitting in the "coming weeks." Now the magenta carrier is putting the release o...
06:05 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Western Digital builds 5mm-thick hybrid hard drive, Ultrabook makers sign on early
Those 7mm-thick hard drives you've seen in some Ultrabooks are already looking a tad on the chunky side. Western Digital has started producing sample versions of a hybrid hard drive (you're not yet ...
05:51 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget AT&T announces budget-friendly LG Escape, available September 16th for $50
The LG Escape, which we saw leaked out yesterday, is now official on AT&T. We can expect to see the budget-friendly smartphone available on September 16th for $50 with a new two-year commitment....
05:38 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Rural Cellular Association rebrands as Competitive Carriers Association, mirrors its move to the big city
What's in a name? Quite a bit, if you ask the Rural Cellular Association. It's becoming the Competitive Carriers Association to reflect a membership shift from smaller providers that often serve the ...
05:10 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Lenovo outs dual-SIM waterproof A660 ICS smartphone, likely for China only
Lenovo is burning up the Chinese smartphone market, and it's just announced a new middle-of-the road 4-inch ICS model, the A660, with two twists: dual-SIM slots and a waterproof case. The IP67 certi...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget HP adds another 2,000 to the chopping block, cutting 29,000 jobs by 2014
Looks like May's Hewlett-Packard layoff numbers were about 2,000 short of reality, as the American hardware company adjusted its previous 27,000 estimate to 29,000 in a recent SEC 10-K filing spotte...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile coaxing unlocked iPhone users to its network with Value Plan push, aggressive in-store service
If, like T-Mobile, you're one of the few major US networks that doesn't carry the iPhone, there's a few stages you have to go through. First comes the heavy-handed hints, then you pull a racy leathe...
03:32 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget UltraViolet movie format to use Dolby Digital Plus encoding, keep sound thumping across platforms
Movies encoded in UltraViolet's Common File Format represent just one of multiple takes on paid internet video -- what's to make them stand out? The answer might just be Dolby Digital Plus audio enco...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget VESA announces embedded DisplayPort version 1.4, claims better battery life and performance improvements
The embedded DisplayPort (eDP) standard consumes less power than the on-the-way-out LVDS method, and a new update from VESA should cut down on energy usage even more. The reduced power-sipping comes...
02:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Sprint announces 100-city LTE expansion in 'coming months,' adds New York, Chicago and LA to the list
Sprint's efforts to bring LTE to the masses have led to a large amount of frustration from the consumer base, but an announcement made by the carrier this morning shows that it's hard at work to rec...
02:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of three Nexus 7 units, courtesy of Poweramp!
If you read Engadget frequently, you're certainly no stranger to Google's Nexus 7 tablet that has captured our attention -- and our hearts. Poweramp, one of the highest-rated music players (and one ...
02:03 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget William Moggridge, portable computer and human interaction trailblazer, dies at 69
The next time you hinge open that notebook PC and smile at a feature that makes it easier to use, give a thought to Bill Moggridge, who passed away Saturday from cancer at the age of 69. The pioneer...
01:18 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Valve launching Steam Big Picture Mode later today, look at its snappy UI right now
As rumored, Valve's bringing its digital distribution gaming portal to televisions today with Steam "Big Picture Mode." Kotaku confirms the news this morning that the TV-friendly version of Steam wi...
01:18 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Valve launching Steam Big Picture Mode later today, look at its snappy UI right now (update: it's live!)
As rumored, Valve's bringing its digital distribution gaming portal to televisions today with Steam "Big Picture Mode." Kotaku confirms the news this morning that the TV-friendly version of Steam w...
12:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Stitcher updates its iOS app with offline mode for data-free radio
Stitcher is all about giving the people what they want and, only days after introducing its popular lists, it's back with an offline mode for its iOS apps. Despite boasting one of the smallest data ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Sony and Simon Cowell intro X-Factor-themed MDR-X10, celebrity headphones officially jump the shark for $300
We're still wrapping our heads around this, but Sony and Simon Cowell have officially decided to join the celebrity-endorsed headphone bandwagon. Dubbed as the MDR-X10, the X-Factor-themed cans are ...
10:56 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Mac app update adds gesture features and visually richer Kindle book support
Amazon has refreshed its Kindle app to include support for swiping and other gesture navigation features for Macs running Lion OS X or higher. It will now display Kindle's new Format 8 books, allowi...
10:20 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 7 mod unlocks 720p recording on front-facing camera
To the delight of live event crowds everywhere, the ASUS-made Nexus 7 sidestepped the primary camera route, only furnishing the slab with a 1.2-megapixel front-facer. While it didn't take long for a...
09:27 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget LG Escape breaks out of obscurity, sets sights on AT&T
Not content to wait for official phone announcements? The folks at EVLeaks have got you covered -- outing another handset's vitals on Twitter. The team's latest breach appears to be the LG Escape, a...
08:29 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Google Glass makes catwalk debut at New York Fashion Week
Google Glass' early luxury brand pricing appears to have put it in good stead, with the elite at New York's Fashion Week getting an early close-up look at Google's wearable camera future. Diane von ...
07:31 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget UK carrier in talks to make Nokia Lumia 920 a British LTE exclusive, says Financial Times
We're hoping for big news from UK carrier partnership Everything Everywhere over the next couple of months -- not just the first real LTE service in the British Isles (as if that wasn't enough), but...
05:22 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Toys R Us 7-inch Tabeo kids tablet coming in October for $150
Toys R Us has posted a listing for a new 7-inch child's Android slate priced at $150 called the Tabeo, saying it will go on sale October 1st in stores only. According to the Wall Street Journal, the...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget HP announces Spectre One desktop, three other all-in-ones
Didn't you hear? All of HP's top-shelf product consumer products will henceforth have the word "Spectre" in the name. So, it makes sense that the company would expand beyond laptops and release a fu...
02:39 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Rugby Smart?
Samsung's beefy Rugby Smart is probably the best rugged smartphone it's easy to lay your hands on. However, its preoccupation with being able to take a beating means there's not much going on in the...
01:35 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 3rd, 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 ...
12:27 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget NYT: Steam's Big Picture public beta begins Monday
Can't wait to use Steam's forthcoming Big Picture mode to game from the comfort of your couch? Well, you're in luck, because it might be ready for a test drive tomorrow. According to The New York Ti...
12:20 am EDT - Mon, September 10, 2012
Engadget NYT: Steam's Big Picture public beta begins Monday
Can't wait to use Steam's forthcoming Big Picture mode to game from the comfort of your couch? Well, you're in luck, because it might be ready for a test drive tomorrow. According to The New York Ti...
09:48 pm EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget FCC to vote September 28th on proposal auctioning UHF spectrum, Weird Al might still approve
The FCC has been more than a little eager to repurpose spectrum as wireless internet access takes off: white spaces and iDEN frequencies have already switched roles, and that's not including the myr...
07:56 pm EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Leaked screenshots show Galaxy Note 2 on AT&T and Verizon
Samsung may not have spilled the beans on US variants of the Galaxy Note II, but phablet fans have already set their sights on the usual suspects. Aiding rumors, for instance, are a collection of sc...
05:44 pm EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Sony RX1 camera leaks with full-frame sensor in compact body, laws of physics slightly bent
Here's something you probably didn't expect: a compact Sony camera with a full-frame sensor. While Photoprice.ca was uncovering a treasure trove of leaked press shots that include the Alpha A99 and ...
04:45 pm EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget VMK preps Africa-designed Elikia smartphone with $170 price, fast track for apps
Congo-based VMK has been blazing a trail for mobile devices in Africa: its Way-C tablet proved that the continent could go its own way without leaning on Asia or Europe. The company promised several...
02:30 pm EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: fluorescent bulb moon, fuel-efficient supersonic jet and a toxin-eating oyster park
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Man-made technology is great, but Mother Nature is the g...
12:46 pm EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget FBI to roll out $1 billion public facial recognition system in 2014, will be on to your evildoing everywhere
They're watching you -- or at least will be in a couple of years. That's when the FBI is gearing up for a nationwide launch of a $1 billion project designed to identify people of interest, according...
11:25 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Wonderbook, starts augmenting your reality in November from $39
If you were intrigued about that Wonderbook PlayStation peripheral we saw back at E3, then your curious wait may soon be over. As of November 13th, you'll be able to get your wizardy hands on the ac...
11:25 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Wonderbook starts augmenting your reality in November from $39
If you were intrigued about that Wonderbook PlayStation peripheral we saw back at E3, then your curious wait may soon be over. As of November 13th, you'll be able to get your wizardy hands on the ac...
10:11 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Blackmagic launches Cinema Camera MFT with Micro Four Thirds mount, sans autofocus, for $3K
Blackmagic Design has thrown its Cinema Camera MFT into the Micro Four Thirds arena, but it will only work with lenses that have manual iris and focus capability. The shooter is otherwise identical ...
08:40 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Enterprise-D restoration fundraiser goes live: your chance to revive a slice of Star Trek is here
For sci-fi lovers, it's on. A fan-devised project to restore the Enterprise-D bridge from Star Trek: The Experience is now actively raising cash on Indiegogo with a newly estimated $240,000 target n...
07:11 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Kaleidescape teases movie download store; brings Rotten Tomatoes, Leonard Maltin to its servers
Last year at CEDIA we were introduced to Kaleidescape's iPad control app, and this year its back and enhanced with the addition of movie ratings from Rotten Tomatoes, and content rating info from Co...
05:18 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Space Shuttle Endeavour hitching a ride atop a 747 to its new home on September 17
Space Shuttles Discovery and Enterprise have already settled into their new homes, and now Endeavour is scheduled to depart for its future abode at the California Science Center on September 17th. T...
03:12 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget NFL Network, a la carte NFL RedZone Channel are coming to Google Fiber subscribers
It isn't quite ESPN, but sports fans who also happen to love technology -- yes, they exist -- will be happy to know that choosing Google Fiber doesn't mean going without NFL Network and NFL RedZone....
03:00 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best online rolodex?
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 Ellio, who needs to control h...
01:56 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Amazon has change of heart, will allow opt-out of Kindle Fire HD ads for $15
You'd be forgiven for wondering just what Amazon was up to with Special Offers ads on the Kindle Fire HD: we were given the hope that we could opt out from them, only to watch that dream dashed mome...
01:15 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 3rd, 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, AT&T revealed grand plans ...
12:08 am EDT - Sun, September 9, 2012
Engadget Sony Alpha A99 poses for someone else's camera, no optical viewfinder in sight
Technical details of Sony's rumored Alpha A99 have been overflowing. The actual camera, however, has been elusive until now. A press photo just spotted on Xitek (and passed along to Sony Alpha Rumor...
11:15 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon may be planning an HTC Desire 4G LTE
Here's an interesting revelation: we just received an image of Verizon's internal device management system that indicates the carrier may be collaborating with HTC on another handset. The smartphone...
10:21 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Onkyo shows off a few mini audio systems, one amp and Roku-ready receivers
Onkyo's CEDIA booth served as a way for it to show off all manner of new audio technology including this funky iLunar dock (above), which uses tech developed by Swiss audio company Sonic Emotion to ...
09:30 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 9.8.12: Moon farming, self powered health monitors and bringing a 50,000 year-old girl to life
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Some weeks things get a little science heavy, sometimes it's a little on their weird side, and t...
08:29 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget NHK 8K Super Hi-Vision camera captures native 120Hz footage, we go eyes-on at IBC (video)
We've seen plenty of 4K cameras, and we've even heard a whisper or two about 8K, but the quality of a viewing experience isn't tied only to resolution -- frame rate also comes into play, especially ...
06:42 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S gets the full teardown, shows its NVIDIA heart (video)
So, you probably didn't even get the cellophane off your Xperia Tablet S yet (for those in the UK at least), but Sony has already beaten the likes of iFixit to the strip-down post. It's one of the f...
04:35 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Red introduces $42K Epic-M Monochrome cinema cam, on sale October 1st
Red Camera promised to stop hyping products that weren't ready to ship, and true to its word, just announced the Epic-M Monochrome, surprising even its rabid user base. Packing an all-new black and ...
02:49 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Nokia, AT&T and Green Day join forces for Nokia Music launch event in NYC
Nicki Minaj was there to introduce us to the Lumia 900 earlier in the year, and now Green Day has been drafted in to celebrate the launch of Nokia Music. Lumia-toting Americans were granted access t...
01:17 pm EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Ainol releasing dual-core Novo 7 Crystal tablet: Jelly Bean and an IPS display for $139
Chinese tablet maker Ainol is stepping up from its ICS-running Novo 7 to the Novo 7 Crystal, a new dual-core 1.5GHz model running Jelly Bean for $139. Below the hood is an Amlogic 8726-M6 Cortex A9 ...
11:22 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget SIM2's $158k CinemaQuattro 4K DLP projector is for hundred seat home theaters
Even in the land of the outrageous home theater equipment that is CEDIA, SIM2's new CinemaQuattro projector sticks out. The company's first model capable of 4K (4,096 x 2,160) resolution, it's nearl...
09:37 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Google Maps creation put under the microscope, reveals a human touch
They say you should never learn how the sausage gets made, but we're willing to make an exception for Google Maps. Talking to The Atlantic, Google has revealed just how much the human element figure...
07:47 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Smartphone-powered mine detectors readied for field-testing in Cambodia (video)
Red Lotus Technologies is now refining and pitching its PETALS technology for real-world use around the world. Short for Pattern Enhancement Tool for Assisting Landmine Sensing, the system connects ...
06:18 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Visualized: what Zynga workers do when they're not playing FarmVille
Zynga's staffers might have had a laser-like focus on releasing FarmVille 2 this week, but that doesn't mean the company has forgotten how to take a break. One employee (thankfully, also a Reddit me...
04:48 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II with dual-SIM capabilities gets spotted in the wild
Now that the second-gen Note is finally out of Samsung's precious (and teasing) bag, we're learning more and more about the exorbitant device -- not to say we weren't expecting this to be the case, ...
03:16 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget AT&T upgrades Samsung Captivate Glide to Android 4.0, keeps the QWERTY habit going
Hardware keyboard fans must feel like they're part of an endangered species -- there's greater uncertainty these days about software updates, let alone new smartphones. If you're part of that persec...
01:22 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Google quietly snaps up internet security firm VirusTotal for an undisclosed amount
Having recently wrapped up the Motorola Mobility acquisition, Google's now moving onto different pastures and spending its cash elsewhere -- more specifically on an outfit known as VirusTotal. And, ...
12:19 am EDT - Sat, September 8, 2012
Engadget Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-disc Blu-ray set delayed, that sweet Tesseract case is to blame
Remember that $139 Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Blu-ray boxed set and its S.H.I.E.L.D. case (pictured above, video after the break) with the sweet glowing Tesseract cube...
11:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Motorola launches 10 new set-top boxes at IBC 2012
Motorola may have held a fancy event for the launch of its 2012 RAZR line up, but it's saved the unveiling of its new raft of set-top boxes for the IBC show floor. No fewer than 10 models running Mo...
10:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget WSJ: 2012 iPhone to support global 4G LTE
Now we're intrigued. It's a common (if unconfirmed) belief that the next iPhone will support LTE-based 4G, but the Wall Street Journal now understands through the ever-present "people familiar with ...
10:07 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Liquipel launches retail store in Hong Kong, spreads the hydrophobia for gadgets
Over the years we've come across many hydrophobic coating technologies aimed at electronics, but sadly, none of those were made directly available to consumers. The closest one was Nokia's nanocoati...
09:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget JVC's $349 ADIXXION camcorder is shipping now, packs LCD, WiFi and live Ustreaming (hands-on)
After its mid-summer reveal, JVC's entry into the booming action sports camera market is now shipping and we got to spend some time with the questionably-named GC-A1 ADIXXION at the company's CEDIA ...
08:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Pantech ADR930LVW knocks on the FCC's door, brings Verizon LTE along for the ride
Are you familiar with the ADR930LVW from Pantech? Well, you'd be excused for never having heard of it, but given that it's just popped up at the FCC, you might be getting to know it soon. Typically,...
08:22 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Opalum's Flow 1010 TV speakers sport 'minimalist floating' design, get priced at 1,649
We've certainly encountered a fair share of interesting speakers in our time, albeit most of them have had a different focus than Opalum's new Flow 1010s. How so? It's simple, really: these aren't g...
08:02 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Best Buy takes 2012 Amazon Kindle pre-orders for those that hate online shopping, appreciate irony
There's a certain amount of self-contradiction going on if you're visiting a brick-and-mortar store to pre-order a device that's all about e-commerce. If you relish the irony, Best Buy will gladly l...
07:44 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Curiosity rover starts light robotic arm workout in preparation for scientific main event
As NASA promised, Curiosity has stopped at the quarter pole toward its first scientific destination to test its robotic arm and attached scientific instruments. After 100 yards of driving, the rover...
07:20 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget LaCie 2big, 4big Quadra drives hop the USB 3.0 bandwagon, give Macs 12TB of speedy storage
LaCie has been sprucing up its smaller drives to handle a new crop of Macs that support USB 3.0. It's now turn for the big boys to play. Updated versions of the 2big Quadra and 4big Quadra (not yet ...
07:04 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget HTC One S family hits China sporting different threads, identical specs
HTC has delivered smartphone triplets to the Chinese market: the HTC One ST, SC and SU -- and while the devices have identical guts (except for network gear), each has its own housing, carrier and c...
06:49 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Adobe Reader 10.1 for Windows Phone brings updated file browser, new search functions and more
Judging by WP Marketplace reviews from folks like yourself, the platform's Adobe Reader application is in much need of a few tweaks -- and, well, that's exactly what the Flash maker's done. As it di...
06:33 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon Silk browser on Kindle Fire tracks page visits to generate trends, isn't as spooky as it sounds
When you pick up that new Kindle Fire HD this fall, one of the first things you'll notice is an updated version of Amazon's Silk web browser with a Trending Now section. It's a clever trick that tak...
06:33 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon Silk browser on Kindle Fire tracks page visits to generate trends, isn't as spooky as it sounds (update: opt-out exists)
When you pick up that new Kindle Fire HD this fall, one of the first things you'll notice is an updated version of Amazon's Silk web browser with a Trending Now section. It's a clever trick that tak...
06:19 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Google pays tribute to Star Trek with latest doodle, red shirts still can't catch a break
Dammit, Jim, I'm a doctor not a Google logo.Filed under: InternetGoogle pays tribute to Star Trek with latest doodle, red shirts still can't catch a break originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 07 ...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget NextGuide for iPad intends to get you to stop using the grid guide
Believe it or not, most people still start their TV watching routine by hitting the guide button and browsing. After that, they might check to see what's on the DVR, and eventually make their way th...
05:46 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Verizon CMO confirms carrier will sell a BlackBerry 10 device at launch
This bit of news got a bit buried amid the back-to-back-to-back press events that happened earlier this week, but Verizon Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin confirmed in an interview with CNET on We...
05:38 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget PayPal arrives on Windows Phone devices running version 7.5 or higher
eBay's money-exchanging service has brought its payments platform to Windows Phone 7.5 handsets. PayPal's new app lets you send and request cash and check your account details (hopefully while laugh...
05:15 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 309 - 09.07.2012
One week, three big press events, and no huge innovations. But that's cool: following the hottest industry trend this week, we're iterating to Engadget Podcast 308.1, the slightly-better version of ...
04:58 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Symbian Belle FP2 for Nokia 808 PureView spotted early, pulled quickly
Nokia has been tuning up its Symbian Belle phones with new software over the past few days, but there's been one glaring exception: the 808 PureView. The camera-centered behemoth isn't far behind, t...
04:29 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget EchoStar HDX-410 set-top box runs native ICS, supports terrestrial broadcasts (hands-on video)
You may be familiar with EchoStar's satellite-based (Dish Network) and Sling Media (Slingbox) products, but the company also manufactures set-top boxes for third-party providers, as well as free-to-...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia's Kevin Shields on PureView, floating sensors and the 'missile' that is the Lumia 920
A conversation with Nokia's Stephen Elop, as we had earlier this week, is quite an experience. He's kind, friendly, charming and obviously extremely passionate about everything Nokia -- but his PR d...
03:40 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget HTC's waterproof, WiMAX-capable J handset now available in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Not to be outdone by Motorola and Nokia, HTC's quietly trying to steal some of the competition's thunder by unexpectedly outing a not-for-sale, fashion-driven variant of the One X and now announcing...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon confirms: yes, you can opt out of ads on new Kindle Fire models
The new Kindle Fire range was barely out of the oven before Amazon drew flak for its plans to include Special Offers on the lock screen for US models. In plainer language, the tablets ship with ads ...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon says: yes, you can opt out of ads on new Kindle Fire models (update 2: not likely)
The new Kindle Fire range was barely out of the oven before Amazon drew flak for its plans to include Special Offers on the lock screen for US models. In plainer language, the tablets ship with ads ...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Fallen kingdom: 38 Studios' collapse and the pitfalls of using public money to support tech companies
In a career filled with many clutch throws from the baseball mound, former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling's main calling card was a gutsy post-season performance made even more memorable by a blo...
02:41 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Sony Stitch merges footage from two 4K F65 cameras to create zoomable panoramic with HD output (video)
Well, that's a mouthful of a headline. Going a bit more in-depth, a new professional solution from Sony allows broadcasters to capture side-by-side 4K video at, say, a sporting event, then use a sta...
02:20 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Verizon confirms ongoing talks with Nokia for potential tie-up, declines to kiss and tell
Remember that image sent recently by an anonymous tipster showing two versions of the Nokia Lumia 822 nestled comfortably within Verizon's device management system? Turns out there is something cook...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: hands-on with the MG, a portable Android gaming solution for kids
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 56 is here with smartphones, Windows 8 hybrids and the best of the rest from IFA 2012
Last week, the tech world focused on Berlin for IFA 2012. Those few days were jam packed full of 84-inch 4K televisions, super-sized smartphones and both Windows 8 slates and hybrids. In the latest ...
01:07 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Motorola's rebate site goes live: $100 credit if you need to upgrade to get Jelly Bean
During Motorola's keynote on Wednesday, the company announced a nice little bonus for loyal fans -- should your 2011-or-later handset not receive a Jelly Bean update, you'll get $100 if you upgrade ...
12:43 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget HTC Accord may become the mid-range 8X, make a little more Sense
HTC's plans for Windows Phone 8 may be filling out fast. We saw XDA-Developer member Football4PDA post a schematic of the Accord less than a week ago, and today he's posting what could be more concr...
12:16 pm EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Were HTC One X+ specs just leaked anonymously by an XDA developer's tweet?
For the second time, we're seeing specs leak out from what would no doubt be HTC's flagship phone, the One X+, but this time there's a lot more detail. An anonymous XDA developer called @Footba...
11:42 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget European carrier sources: Nokia to start selling the Lumia 920 in November
While we heard practically everything else about Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 flagship, there were still two very important details still missing -- its price and release date. Now, according to Reut...
11:42 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget European carrier sources: Nokia to start selling the Lumia 920 in November (update: Coming to AT&T on November 2nd)
While we heard practically everything else about Nokia's new Windows Phone 8 flagship, there were still two very important details still missing -- its price and release date. Now, according to Reut...
11:09 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Audience noise-cancelling said not to feature in next iPhone
There was a time when Audience's contribution to the iPhone's call clarity was not only praised, but actively hunted down. But now it looks like the party is over -- at least according to the chip m...
10:39 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac offers significant Premiere Pro performance boost, we go hands-on
NVIDIA just announced that its new Quadro K5000 GPU will be available on Mac Pros, offering 4K display compatibility and support for up to four displays, not to mention 4GB of graphics memory and ab...
10:11 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget New beBionic hand almost doubles its grip-strength, steered by user's electrical 'skin signals'
RSL Steeper's beBionic3 still packs the same wireless chip, customizable silicone overlays and speed controls of its predecessor, but is now stronger and more durable. It's been redesigned with an a...
09:27 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Airbus imagines 'smarter skies' by 2050: reduced emissions and shorter flight times
Airbus has been crafting its plane of the future for some time now, and while earlier visualizations focus on see-through aircraft with shapeshifting seats, the aviation company's latest ideas have ...
08:41 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Logitech debuts white Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad, arriving before month's end for $100
Those who live and die by color coordination can breathe a bit easier today, as Logitech has introduced its Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad in white. Like the black model, the accessory operat...
08:00 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA announces Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro, brings 4K support, 2x performance over Quadro 4000
NVIDIA's Kepler-powered Quadro K5000 GPU will be making its way to Apple's Mac Pro systems, the company announced today at IBC. The professional graphics card made its debut earlier this summer and ...
07:33 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget LevelUp unveils payment docks that take both NFC and QR codes, leave out the guesswork
Most stores accepting mobile payments usually have to take just one format, whether it's Google Wallet, Square or another flavor that you probably can't use. LevelUp is convinced you shouldn't have ...
07:03 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Fox to sell UltraViolet Digital HD movies three weeks ahead of discs or VOD, Prometheus is first
According to the New York Times, Fox is about to try another tactic to enhance sales of its movies, by offering downloadable UltraViolet copies for sale a full three weeks ahead of their release on ...
07:03 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Fox to sell Digital HD movies three weeks ahead of discs or VOD, Prometheus is first (Update: via Amazon, iTunes, Xbox, Vudu etc.)
According to the New York Times, Fox is about to try another tactic to enhance sales of its movies, by offering downloadable UltraViolet (Update: and many other formats, see below.) copies for sale ...
06:29 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget NASA's Voyager 1 marks 35th anniversary of its launch, gets photo retrospective in tribute
It's hard to believe at times that the Voyager 1 probe is older than many of us reading this article, but it's true. The official first part of NASA's Voyager program launched just over 35 years ago...
05:44 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget VIA EPIA-P910 stuffs 3D display support, quad-core into a Pico-ITX size
If there's been a race in the Pico-ITX realm to catch up to full-size PCs, VIA just leapt ahead by a few bounds with the EPIA-P910. The tiny PC mates one of VIA's 1GHz QuadCore E-Series processors w...
05:00 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Proficient Audio launches MaxTV MT2 speaker box, soundbars start job hunt
If Proficient Audio's new MaxTV MT2 speaker box is anything to go by, the company obviously isn't enamored with the latest slew of slim, elegant soundbars. As the picture shows, it's designed to act...
04:40 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Around the world Tesla Roadster tour back on track after swift repair job
While we might not have enjoyed the full story arc just yet, we came within an electric whisker of seeing the electric Roadster's around the world trip derailed completely. The team at Tesla service...
04:40 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget MediawavePC's MW6110 is a multipurpose Intel Core i7-supporting media player
Nettops and media-center PCs in many ways hang on opposite sides of the same saddle. MediawavePC's new MW6110 "Ultra Small Media Player" tightens the straps between these two types of machines, and ...
04:20 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Around the world Tesla Roadster tour back on track after swift repair job
While we might not have enjoyed the full story arc just yet, we came within an electric whisker of seeing the electric Roadster's around the world trip derailed completely. The team at Tesla service...
03:58 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget D-Link Cloud Storage 4000 NAS stores up 16TB, hooks up to your smartphone and tablet
D-Link's latest storage solution is pitched at small business and households looking to escape into the world of cloud storage. There's four SATA bays, each of which can carry up to 4TB, with D-Link ...
03:35 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Green House's lantern runs on salt and water, powers your gadgets via USB
Japanese company Green House Co Ltd has quite an eclectic product portfolio, what with its women-only camcorder and peripherals like a PCI Express interface card with USB 3.0 support. Its latest dev...
03:02 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget SteelSeries Flux and Flux In-Ear Pro headsets ears-on (video)
"This is the best sounding in-ear product below $250," SteelSeries' Chief Marketing Officer, Kim Rom, told us between songs. "I'll go on record saying that." Rom was talking about the the firm's new...
02:24 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Claimed iPad mini shell reappears, now with more rear camera and less Mr. Blurrycam
The last time we saw the purported iPad mini's aluminum backing, someone forgot to turn on a light. There's no such murkiness with NetEase's fresh turn at pre-release photography. Its view of a WiFi...
01:51 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Sky+ update allows undeleting recorded shows, more on-demand and future Catch Up TV
Sky+ has been on a bit of a tear refreshing its set-top boxes, and it's not about to stop now. When ready, a new update for the satellite TV provider's devices will let you undelete recorded pr...
01:18 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Netflix updates Android app with 'WiFi only' playback to keep mobile data usage in check
The smartest solutions to problems are often the simplest of all. In that spirit, Netflix is introducing a feature to its Android app that'll keep unknowing viewers from chewing up their mobile data...
12:45 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget SteelSeries Free Touchscreen Gaming Controls and Free Mobile Gaming Controller aren't free, we go hands-on (video)
The capacitive touch capabilities of today's devices are perfect for a great many things -- but traditional gaming just isn't among them. When it comes to "fixing" gaming controls on touch devices, ...
12:30 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Apple developing competitor to Pandora, could launch within 'a matter of months'
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is engaged in talks with record labels to create a Pandora-like music streaming service. According to the outlet's sources, the service will be ad-sup...
12:03 am EDT - Fri, September 7, 2012
Engadget Every new Kindle Fire model is ad-subsidized with lock screen 'Special Offers'
Amazon's roster of fresh Kindle Fire slates won't just be delivering content for your entertainment, they'll also be serving up ads. That's right, each of the new tablets will greet users with "Spec...
11:41 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget JVC reveals e-Shift2 4K scaling projectors, promises true 4K LCDs for under $20k
At CEDIA 2012 JVC showed off its 2012 line of home theater projectors, most which feature its e-Shift2 technology, a new version of the "4K precision" upconversion it introduced last year. While the...
11:22 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD models use Android 4.0 under the hood
We already had a hunch Amazon's tablets would move to Android 4.0 behind the scenes, and that's just what's happened. An Amazon spokesperson has confirmed to Engadget that at least the Kindle Fire H...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Wikipad costs $499 at GameStop starting October 31, gives Android a gaming costume
When we first caught wind of the Wikipad at CES, we picked up the distinct scent of vaporware. In the months since, we've seen the ten-inch tablet with detachable controls get games via Gaikai and f...
10:43 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD arriving in the UK October 25th, starting at 129
In case you haven't heard, Amazon happily took the wraps off of its new Kindle Fire lineup during today's earlier event in Santa Monica, California. And, for those living in the UK, you, too, can ha...
10:27 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget LG's 84-inch 4K ultra high definition TV goes on sale in the US next month for $19,999
LG said it would release its 84-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160), or four times the resolution of your current HDTV) UHDTV outside Korea this month and the company confirmed shipments would be on the way dur...
10:12 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget New Nokia Luna Bluetooth headsets, now with wireless charging
So yesterday saw a whole bunch of new Nokia-related goodies. There were phones (of course), charging pillows, a slew of retailers offering charging stations, and a bevy of new apps. One thing that d...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Official: Sprint Galaxy Nexus getting Jelly Bean update today
Well, well, would you look at that? Staying true to what we'd heard yesterday, it appears that long-awaited Android 4.1 refresh is finally making its way to Sprint's own flavor of the Galaxy Nexus. ...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Official: Sprint Galaxy Nexus getting Jelly Bean update today (update: Nexus S 4G, too)
Well, well, would you look at that? Staying true to what we'd heard yesterday, it appears that long-awaited Android 4.1 refresh is finally making its way to Sprint's own flavor of the Galaxy Nexus. ...
09:32 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon: the Kindle Keyboard is sticking around
Old habits can be hard to break, and while Amazon made the point pretty clear that it's shifted toward a world of touch controls on its devoted e-readers, the company hasn't completely abandoned the...
09:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon's 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD impressions
Hey, check out this beaut. It's the 8.9-inch version of Amazon's new Fire HD tablet. The company trotted several of the 7-inch models, but the big daddy was a rare bird indeed -- thankfully, however...
08:59 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Judge approves settlement for Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in e-book lawsuit
It's a big day in the world of e-books, and not just for the crew at Amazon. Today, Judge Denise Cote approved settlement terms for three of the publishers accused by the Justice Department of price...
08:38 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Watch now: Amazon's Kindle press conference ready to be relived
Sometimes it's hard to keep abreast of the dizzying product announcements that flutter out at press events. Sometimes you just wish you'd actually been there. In that event, Amazon's now offering up...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover hands-on
Those prone to throwing their e-readers into backpacks and messenger bags know the value of a good case -- and Amazon clearly does, as well. Last time around, the company offered up a lighted versio...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget The Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire: What's changed?
Well, Amazon unveiled a trio of tablets today, with last year's champ elbowed out of the spotlight by the Kindle Fire HD with its beefier processor and display. While we'll pour one out for the down...
08:25 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4:45PM!
Products! Tablets! Phones! More tablets! Even more phones! Also, some readers! All that and a very groggy Brian Heater dialing in from Los Angeles. Join us after the break!Continue reading The Engad...
08:19 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle line-up now available for pre-order
Well, that didn't take too long. As promised, Amazon's entire line-up of new Kindles is now available to order on the retailer's site (in the US, at least), from the basic $69 Kindle to the top-end ...
08:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire, meet Kindle Fire HD
Kindle Fire, meet the new hotness. The holiday shopping crowd may have fallen in love with Amazon's tablet last year, but there's a new Fire in town. We snuck a Fire into today's Amazon event, and p...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on
Of course, today's event wasn't just about the Fires. Amazon's still got a dog in the devoted e-reader race as well. The big news here, of course, is the company's entry into the world of lighted E ...
07:44 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Paperwhite hands-on (Update: video)
Of course, today's event wasn't just about the Fires. Amazon's still got a dog in the devoted e-reader race as well. The big news here, of course, is the company's entry into the world of lighted E ...
07:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 7-inch hands-on
As expected, the big news at today's gadget-filled Amazon event is the successor to the Kindle Fire, which was launched in New York, roughly this time last year. It's not the Fire 2, however -- this...
07:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 7-inch hands-on (Update: video)
As expected, the big news at today's gadget-filled Amazon event is the successor to the Kindle Fire, which was launched in New York, roughly this time last year. It's not the Fire 2, however -- this...
06:53 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces $499 Kindle Fire HD with 4G LTE, $50 a year for 250MB monthly
More tablets with more ways to connect! Jeff Bezos has just announced another flavor of the Kindle Fire HD, this one offering connectivity to AT&T's 4G LTE network. Developing... Follow the Amaz...
06:48 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon outs X-ray for Textbooks, 'smart glossary' for all of your learning needs
Ever wanted Amazon's X-ray for books to play nice with those school publications as well? If so, you're in the luck. The outfit announced today that X-ray for Textbooks will provide a library of ter...
06:37 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon unveils Kindle FreeTime, gives kids their own space to play
Amazon just solved one of the bigger dilemmas for parents buying that new Kindle Fire HD -- how to keep the kids in a safe zone for content. It's introducing Kindle FreeTime, a special mode that mak...
06:34 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces X-Ray for Movies, a Kindle feature that uses IMDB to name the actors for you
Amazon is on a roll at its Kindle press event today, unveiling tons of new hardware, but it's also got some software tricks up its sleeve too: the company just announced X-Ray for Movies, a feature ...
06:28 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces Whispersync for Voice and Whispersync for Games, cloud syncing goes meta
Audiobooks are great for the car. Textual books? Not so much. Now Amazon is bringing those two great experiences together and letting you pick up in text right where your audio book left off. So, if...
06:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon unveils $159 7-inch Kindle Fire 2012 with 1GB RAM and 44 percent better performance
Amazon has officially unveiled the 2012 vintage of the Kindle Fire, which is reportedly 44 percent more powerful than its predecessor. The service-orientated slate (as opposed to a gadget, which CEO...
06:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire with doubled RAM, 44 percent better performance and $159 price
Amazon has officially unveiled the 2012 vintage of the Kindle Fire, which is reportedly 44 percent more powerful than its predecessor. The service-orientated slate (as opposed to a gadget, which CEO...
06:13 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces 7 and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDs, pricing starts at $199
Amazon has made the jump from small to big screens with its e-readers in the past, and its now done so again with its tablets. The company has just announced a new Kindle Fire HD with an 8.9-inch, 1...
06:11 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon intros Kindle Serials: buy once, get them all
Amazon isn't content to limit its attention to hardware today. It just introduced Kindle Serials, a way of consuming a steady stream of content: buy once and you get all future issues of a text, wit...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon cuts the price of the lowest-end Kindle to $69, reader starts shipping on September 14th
We're just kicking off Amazon's Kindle-themed press event today and it seems the company is starting off at the lower end: the company just announced that the $79 Kindle we've been recommending is n...
05:49 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display
Have you been enviously eyeing the self-illuminating screen on the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight, but didn't want to give up your digital library of Kindle wares? Dear reader, today is your lucky ...
05:49 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces $119 Kindle Paperwhite with illuminated, capacitive touch display
Have you been enviously eyeing the self-illuminating screen on the Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight, but didn't want to give up your digital library of Kindle wares? Dear reader, today is your lucky ...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Live from Amazon's Santa Monica press conference!
It's Amazon day! Greetings from sunny Santa Monica, CA, home of rusty Ferris wheels and namesake of at least one Everclear song we can think of off the top of our head. We're expecting big news from...
05:14 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Motorola's RAZR HD LTE coming 'exclusively' to Rogers in Canada later this fall
Amidst all the exciting chaos from yesterday's events, Canadian availability of Motorola's newfangled RAZR HD were wistfully lost. Fret not, however, as the Google-owned outfit has let it be known t...
04:52 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget uTorrent beta app arrives on Android
Fans of the torrent-juggling desktop client can now get their downloads direct to their mobile device, because uTorrent's launched a beta app for any Android device running version 2.1 or higher. It...
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Boston Dynamics' Cheetah robot will hunt you down faster than any person (video)
Let's face it, we're doomed as a species, because one day, Boston Dynamics is gonna unleash its army of DARPA-funded droids and wipe us all out. The company's sprinting robot, Cheetah, has now broke...
04:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Engadget's $50,000 back to school sweepstakes: just 24 hours to go!
Have you entered our back to school giveaway yet? If you've already commented on each of 15 eligible posts, you're all set -- you can only vote once on each article (15 times in all), so hang in the...
03:40 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Intel expands 3rd-generation CPU range, announces new 3GHz Core i7 Extreme Edition mobile processor
Intel's quad-core Ivy Bridge processors have been doing the rounds since April, but the chipmaker continues to expand its selection, now adding a new high-end Core i7 mobile processor. Clocked at 3.0...
03:21 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Researchers take full control of cockroach's movement, turn it into a wireless sensor
Built-in power supply? Check. Ability to survive anything? Check. Easy to control? Okay, anyone who's had a cockroach as an uninvited houseguest knows that's not the case. So, rather than re-inventi...
03:07 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Facebook completes acquisition of Instagram, eyes improved mobile experience
The FTC just completed its investigation into Facebook's acquisition of Instagram late last month, and now the two companies have announced that the billion dollar deal is officially closed. Instagr...
02:59 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Apple patent application details method for detecting and displaying hand position on screen
We've had a glimpse at Apple's conception of a sensor-based keyless layout, and the latest patent application from Cupertino shows the company looking to further refine the input experience -- this ...
02:39 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Xperia Tablet S now shipping on Sony's UK site
Did you like the Xperiance Sony was selling at IFA 2012? If you answered yes, are in need of a new Android tablet and happen to live across the pond, the time has come to place your orders. Availabl...
02:18 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Premier Farnell, Sony, team up to move Raspberry PI manufacturing to the UK
One of the biggest holdups to owning a Raspberry Pi was its stuttering availability, so much so that it even prompted a few copycat boards. Creator Eben Upton and equipment makers Premier Farnell mi...
01:53 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Duo 11 slides its way past the FCC
Sony is clearly bent on getting the VAIO Duo 11 to market on time -- just as we're recovering from our post-IFA jet lag, the Windows 8 slider has popped up for approval at the FCC. The PC put throug...
01:28 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Vodafone offers unlimited voice, texts, 1GB data with 29-per-month Red plan
It's a sign of the times that as our smartphones do more, the less we use them for their intended purpose, you know, as a phone. Vodafone's seizing upon the trend by offering you unlimited calls and...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Pogoplug adds Amazon Glacier-based cloud storage, includes gratis devices with $29 and $99 Family plans
Amazon's Santa Monica press conference is still a few hours out, but some news has already begun to flow, starting with a fairly minor tidbit from Pogoplug. Beginning today, the company will be offe...
12:47 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils Meb Keflezighi Edition Walkman W Series, fills it with the marathoner's coaching wisdom
NBC may have retired its Olympic spirit by repurposing its dedicated app, but Sony's sporting fever hasn't broken, as its just announced the Meb Keflezighi Edition Walkman W Series. A special editio...
12:15 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon's press conference is today -- get your liveblog right here!
Not sick of liveblogs yet? Great news! We're getting settled down in sunny (well, overcast, at the moment) Santa Monica, CA, in order to bring you the latest news from Amazon. We're not entirely sur...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Western Digital outs My Passport Edge portable hard drives, offers both PC and Mac varieties
New portable storage options from Western Digital are breaking cover once again. This time around, the outfit has announced the My Passport Edge and My Passport Edge for Mac. These external hard dri...
11:47 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Grooveshark circles back again, swaps app for HTML5
It's hard to keep up with whether Grooveshark is in the Google Play store, or out again, but now it doesn't matter. The music streaming service has decided to ditch its yo-yoing app, and instead opt...
11:18 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Google Maps unveils new features in India, New Zealand and 150 universities worldwide
Google is bringing voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation to Android smartphone users in India. While the functionality's been available since January if you've rooted your device, the official versio...
11:10 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Adobe updates Photoshop Touch with support for iPad retina display, bigger images
Adobe has updated its tablet-friendly version of Photoshop to v1.3, bringing along one change that'll make new iPad owners very happy indeed. The interface and text have been up-rezzed to support the...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Skype strikes deal with Mach to expand direct carrier billing for credit purchases
Skype is always finding new ways of making it easier for users to spend money, and now it's extending its carrier billing options in a new deal with Mach. From October, more users than ever will be ...
10:41 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going
Sharp has mortgaged its offices and factory buildings in order to raise the cash it needs to stay in business, according to Reuters. It's cut a deal with banks for nearly $2 billion in short-term cr...
10:18 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget ICS now on one in five Android devices, Jelly Bean grows to 1.2 percent
Last month was the first time Jelly Bean poked it's head up in the Android distribution charts, debuting at 0.8 percent. It's bumped that stat by a significant proportion, if not a crazy absolute am...
10:04 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-VG30 camcorder images leak alongside rumor of $1,800 November arrival
The streetwise kids at SonyAlphaRumors say they're in possession of legit, leaked images of a forthcoming Sony NEX-VG30 camcorder, which they received from an unnamed tipster. The images themselves ...
09:40 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 now fully supports Retina MacBook Pro: both HiDPI and GPU compute
Adobe's video editing application is already a lovely thing on the Retina MacBook Pro, but not visually -- only in terms of its raw performance on that Core i7 CPU. Until today's update -- 6.0.2 -- t...
09:19 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T teams up with the state of Tennessee to start text-to-911 trials
Verizon's certainly at the forefront when it comes to involving text-based emergency services with mobile devices in the US, and thus it's natural for rival AT&T to have to keep up in this depar...
08:52 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus updates the flagship DJ player, brings WiFi and slip mode (video)
Pioneer's CDJ-2000 took the spot at the top of the firm's CD turntable range a couple of years back, and has enjoyed a decent spell as the club standard. To ensure that its reign continues unchallen...
08:22 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Synology launches DiskStation DS413j NAS server for your own private cloud
If you like your data local, but crave remote access, you've now got options like Synology's new DiskStation DS413j -- a network-attached storage (NAS) server for your own private cloud. The feature...
07:40 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget STMicroelectronics details pressure sensor in your Galaxy S III, can tell when you're mountaineering
If you're the sort to tear down your Galaxy S III, you might have noticed a mysterious STMicroelectronics LSP331AP chip lurking on the motherboard. While we've known that it's a pressure sensor, we ...
06:53 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Sprint training docs cast doubt on 2012 iPhone launch timing, but don't panic yet
The next iPhone's unveiling date is safely locked down. Whether or not it arrives at every US carrier simultaneously is up in the air, however, and there's signs that Sprint's model might not ship a...
06:27 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Kobo announces three new readers: one glows, one's small, one runs Ice Cream Sandwich
As the saying goes, it's all in the timing. But look at it this way: Kobo could have announced its new line of devices the day after Amazon's big reveal. Instead, the outfit's looking to take some w...
06:25 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 822 and 5-inch HTC device found in Verizon systems
The Nokia Lumia 820 is fresh on everyone's minds, and rumors of a 5-inch Android device from HTC are floating around, so why not add a couple more pieces of kindling to the fire? We've been handed i...
05:38 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Epson leaves well enough alone with its new Home Cinema projector lineup
Epson has decided not to mess with success, as it's left the new Home Cinema 3020, 3020e, 5020, 5020e and Pro Home Cinema 6020 projectors largely untouched from last year. All the models still carry...
05:00 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Fujifilm grows X-series mirrorless lineup with 16.3-megapixel X-E1
Didn't jump at the chance to own a Fujifilm X-Pro1? Considering the camera's relatively massive footprint and $1,700 body-only price tag, we can hardly blame you. Fortunately, things are looking up ...
04:55 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung notches more than 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones sold in 100 days
The phone that a passel of worldwide lawsuits couldn't hold back, Samsung's Galaxy S III, is the company's most successful yet, as the company announced tonight that it's delivered more than 20 mill...
04:41 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon adding suite of Amazon apps to all new Android devices
Most US carriers have been pulling back on the sheer number of pre-installed apps thrown onto the latest Android devices, but Verizon appears to be heading in the opposite direction. An announcement...
04:13 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G announced, arriving at T-Mobile in the coming weeks
The rumors didn't lead us astray this time around: T-Mobile's latest QWERTY device, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze Q Relay 4G has been officially announced. While we're still waiting to hear pricing and...
03:58 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Did Amazon just tease football fans with new Kindle devices?
Watching tonight's Cowboys / Giants game? We hope you stuck around for the commercials, because Amazon may have given NFL fans a glimpse of what's to come during tomorrow's event. According to folks...
03:16 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Ethernet gets new IEEE standard, still requires your thumbnail
If you've been taking your trusty ethernet cable for granted since 1985, then we don't blame you -- that's when the IEEE 802.3 standard was first published and it hasn't had a full revision since 200...
02:40 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Ceton Companion apps for iOS and Android are available, bring WMC mobile control for $5
For Windows Media Center fans searching for a good looking remote app for their mobile devices, that wait is over, at least on a few platforms. The Ceton Companion app we've been teased with since C...
02:11 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget ASUS boasts about AiCloud features in new teaser (video)
Router, Rowter. However you say it, you probably need one, which is why ASUS is temping you toward buying one of its new AiCloud models. The new service is designed to unify your data across devices...
01:45 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung's split personality patent conjures up a camera with detachable media player
Samsung recently added some serious smarts to its point-and-shoot lineup with the Galaxy Camera, which -- if you're so inclined -- can also double as a personal communicator and multimedia player. A...
01:17 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Lumia 920 PureView trailer was filmed with a different camera, Nokia apologizes for the confusion
Nokia's video showcasing the Lumia 920's Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) might've given the impression it was filmed with the new PureView-toting device, but a reflection of a film crew spotted by...
12:32 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget Sprint sending Jelly Bean to Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G tomorrow?
We haven't heard much from the Now Network about upgrading its handsets with some Jelly Bean goodness, but see that picture up there? That leaked screenshot says that Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S 4G own...
12:11 am EDT - Thu, September 6, 2012
Engadget RIM applies for patent on tablet with concealable keyboard, keeps your QWERTY love a secret
RIM just can't quit keyboards, and neither can many of its fans: even the BlackBerry PlayBook has an official Mini Keyboard case. It almost shouldn't be a surprise, then, that the company is applyin...
11:44 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils two new ES receivers that are the first with Control4 built-in, plus one without
Wondering where Sony would go next with its high-end line of ES receivers? The answer is apparently home automation. As we've seen the segment heat up with competition from companies like your cable...
11:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget PSA: T-Mobile's we-really-mean-it unlimited data plans go live
T-Mobile confirmed rumors of true unlimited data plans almost as soon as they emerged, which left a surprisingly long gap between the announcement and real availability. Consider that gap closed -- ...
11:10 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Sony sets US pricing for 55-, 65-inch HX950 HDTVs: $4,499 and $5,499
We had to wait an extra week for the US details, but Sony has revealed Stateside pricing for its new top of the line HDTVs at CEDIA 2012. The 55- and 65-inch BRAVIA XBR-HX950 HDTVs have pricetags of...
10:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia and Motorola event roundup
Boy, what a day. September 5th has been one for the books, as five new devices from Nokia and Motorola were exposed to the public eye. We were happy to bring you extensive coverage of everything tha...
10:28 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola bringing RAZR M to Europe with Intel mobile chip
If you liked the look of Motorola's recently-announced RAZR M, but reside on the other side of the Atlantic, you might get what you want -- with some internal changes. While Intel and Motorola's Lon...
10:11 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Verizon: we will have multiple Windows Phone 8 handsets
Looks like WP8 is going to get a lot more love from Verizon Wireless than WP7 ever did. Big Red's Chief Marketing Officer Tami Erwin informed CNET that several Windows Phone 8 devices will make thei...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: I'm giving up absolutely nothing
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. She looked at me, then at my phone and back at me. She was not pl...
09:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Sony's 84-inch 4K Bravia KD-84X900 goes up for pre-order tomorrow for $25,000
That stunning and gigantic Bravia that Sony unveiled at IFA, well, we finally have pricing and availability for this potential TV king. The 84-inch Bravia KD-84X900 will go up for pre-order tomorrow...
09:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Sony's 84-inch 4K Bravia XBR-84X900 goes up for pre-order tomorrow for $25,000
That stunning and gigantic Bravia that Sony unveiled at IFA, well, we finally have pricing and availability for this potential TV king. The 84-inch Bravia XBR-84X900 (aka the KD-84X9005) will go up ...
09:36 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire sequel may have surfaced in logs, points to Android 4.0 and return to dual-core
There have been surprisingly few if any concrete leaks of Amazon's future Kindle Fire plans, even with the follow-up's appearance likely just hours away. Thankfully, we may have been given a last-mi...
09:14 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola's new Droid range: Meet the Family
Has all of this talk about the RAZR M, RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD made you unreasonably excited? Well get in line, because so are we -- which is why we've just broken down the specifications of each h...
08:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Scientists develop pair of algorithms that could enable thermal cameras to pick out drunk people
We're not sure if Georgia Koukiou and Vassilis Anastassopoulos of the University of Patras in Greece like a tipple or not, but the pair have developed two algorithms that, when used with thermal ima...
08:18 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Spotify comes to Denon and Marantz receivers, shares music over NFC
Spotify didn't want to leave all the spotlight time to phone manufacturers today. To start, it's widening its toehold in the living room: three Denon AV receivers and four Marantz counterparts now h...
07:49 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR family portrait
We have three new smartphones from Motorola here -- the Droid RAZR HD, the Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the Droid RAZR M -- and we wouldn't be very good hosts if we didn't properly introduce them. So, her...
07:48 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget JBL announces Cinema SB 100, 200 and 400 soundbars
JBL has been sprinkling a fair amount of its sonic-spice atop desks of late, now it wants to sneak some of the same under your TV. Enter three new all-in-one soundbars just announced by the firm, wh...
07:35 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Droid RAZR M and HD dev editions bring unlockable bootloaders to the Android party
Motorola just released three new consumer phones today, but the company didn't want to leave developers out in the cold, so it quietly rolled out some developer handsets too. A mere $550 gets you on...
07:22 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Video of Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone event now available for replay
Didn't get a chance to watch Nokia and Microsoft's big Windows Phone event live? Well, you can still catch up on all that went down in our liveblog, or watch the event in its entirety courtesy of No...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR M hands-on (video)
Motorola just took the wraps of the Droid RAZR M and, we've gotta say, the slender handset is quite the looker. The 8mm thick body is plastic and kevlar, just like its titular predecessor, but it ad...
07:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD hands-on: bigger battery, beautiful display, Jelly Bean onboard
Every family has a big brother and in Motorola's case, it's the Droid RAZR Maxx HD. The device, bearing a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED HD display and running Android Jelly Bean (on these demo un...
07:04 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola's 'main event' available for streaming now (video)
Barely minutes have passed since Motorola revealed its new trio of RAZR smartphones, but it's already uploaded the unveiling to YouTube. So, yes, you can now relive the awkward opening act sing-alon...
06:57 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR HD hands-on: a 720p Android ICS update with 2,500mAh battery life
The curtains have finally been pulled back on Motorola's Droid RAZR HD, revealing little in the way of surprise. Abysmal attempts at secrecy aside, the Verizon-bound handset pushes the line forward ...
06:53 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola launching first devices with Chrome for Android pre-installed
While company executives on both side of the divide have spoken of "firewalls" between Google and Motorola, there's clearly some perks to being a wholly owned subsidiary. The handset maker has annou...
06:32 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola announces Droid RAZR Maxx HD
Well, we weren't expecting it at today's Motorola event, but Motorola just outed a Maxx version of the Droid RAZR HD. Like its brother, the HD Maxx has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 1.5GHz dual...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99
Gosh, it feels like we're written this post already, huh? That's because we have. That handset you see up there is the Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE, which we've already seen in leaked photos. Well, Motoro...
06:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99 (update: currently $149)
Gosh, it feels like we're written this post already, huh? That's because we have. That handset you see up there is the Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE, which we've already seen in leaked photos. Well, Motoro...
06:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola aiming to upgrade all possible devices to Jelly Bean, promises to give you $100 credit if it can't
At today's keynote, Motorola head Dennis Woodside has pledged that the company will attempt to upgrade all of its new and existing Android handsets to Jelly Bean "very soon." However, for some units...
06:26 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR HD unveiled: 4.7-inch 720p display, ICS, dual-core S4 for Verizon (video)
It's been a day of big smartphone reveals, but Motorola's not one to let the glory shine too long upon rivals. At its press event today in New York City, the Google-owned manufacturer gave the publi...
06:15 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Google's Eric Schmidt: 1.3 million Android activations a day, 480 million devices worldwide
Kicking off the Motorola event in NYC, Google's Eric Schmidt has revealed some new Android figures for its captive audience of journalists and bloggers. It's now notching up some 1.3 million activat...
06:03 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Apple denies giving FBI any iOS device UDIDs, raises questions over AntiSec claims
Hacking group AntiSec (connected to Anonymous and LulzSec) made some bold claims Tuesday that it had obtained the unique device identifiers (UDIDs) of 12 million iOS devices from an FBI laptop, sett...
05:59 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Twitter offers embeddable timeline tool, gives web designers new toy to play with
Until now, the only way for folks to see someone's tweets on the web was to grab screenshots or head directly to their Twitter page. No more. The microblogging platform just launched a new tool that...
05:53 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Source: Barnes & Noble prepping Nook Tablet followup with 'incredible display' for fall release
This week may belong to Amazon and whatever information the mega-retailer decides to drop on our heads tomorrow at its press conference in Santa Monica, but Barnes & Noble's apparently won't be ...
05:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Live from Motorola's 'main event' in NYC!
It's a busy day to say the least. We hope you've had a chance to catch your breath after Nokia and Microsoft's little powwow, cause now it's time for what Motorola has rather presumptuously dubbed "...
05:34 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung asks for South Korean injunction against LG for allegedly stealing OLED tech
LG and Samsung have had to live with each other as cornerstones of the South Korean economy, but that uncomfortable balance might just have been knocked off-kilter through an escalating legal battle...
05:17 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Damian Dinning goes in-depth on phase two of PureView for the Lumia 920 (video)
Nokia's imaging chief Damian Dinning has released a paper explaining the "second phase" of PureView technology that's included in the new Lumia 920. Charged with improving low-light photography and ...
05:09 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Lumia 900... fight!
Both arriving in a fanfare of primary colors and big screens, we've already taken a look at the spec sheet breakdown, but how does the Lumia 920 compare to its predecessor in the looks department? I...
04:46 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia adds Qi wireless charging tech to new Lumia phones, we go hands-on
So the big buzz of the day's just passed, but now's the time to focus on the lesser details of Nokia's big Windows Phone 8 / Lumia presser: the accessories. Revealed during the presentation today, t...
04:43 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Focusrite launches Forte, 24-bit 192kHz portable audio interface (video)
If you like your audio interfaces with added "on-the-go," then the new Forte from Focusrite might be worthy of your attention. The two-input four-output device has two remote control preamps with 24...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget SanDisk announces 32GB ReadyCache for Windows: $55 at Amazon, keep your existing HDD
SanDisk has built itself a decent reputation in the SSD game, and a cheap cache-only drive is a logical addition to its line. Unlike regular SSD or hybrid upgrades, you don't have to transfer your sy...
04:17 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia screens tout Synaptics tech for gloves-on use, 920 adds outdoor-friendly brightness
Everyone who regularly deals with cold winters knows the pain of using a smartphone in January -- you're usually forced to take your gloves off and risk frostbite if that call just can't wait. Nokia...
04:11 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget HTC shows off Cushnie et Ochs edition One X ahead of New York Fashion Week (update: not for sale!)
In the last HTC Frequencies media summit, the company didn't shy away from the possibility of exploring different color options for its flagship devices, but never did we expect it to come out with ...
03:55 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Focusrite launches iTrack Solo, a two channel interface for iOS and desktops (video)
There's a stack of different plugs, cables and connectors aimed at piping sound into your iPad, but when studio-stalwart Focusrite makes one, we pay attention. The iTrack Solo is a two channel inter...
03:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 vs. Lumia 800: what's changed?
Curious about how Nokia's new second-tier handset matches up against its predecessor? Well, we certainly are. That's why we've compiled a list of key specifications and stacked the Lumia 820 side-by...
03:35 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 vs. Lumia 900: what's changed?
Just five months after grandly returning to the United States with the Lumia 900, Nokia's switching it out for an even better Windows Phone 8 offering. The 920's coming with a beefier display, bette...
03:14 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on
Nokia's Lumia 820 is here, after countless leaks, and the budget-friendly handset is exactly what we expected. We'll admit we're sad to see the rather singular design of its spiritual forebearer, th...
03:14 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on (update: now with video)
Nokia's Lumia 820 is here, after countless leaks, and the budget-friendly handset is exactly what we expected. We'll admit we're sad to see the rather singular design of its spiritual forebear, the ...
03:06 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget JBL intros Power Up speaker to charge your Nokia Lumia 920, talk over NFC
JBL just kicked out a pair of new accessories to go with that new Nokia Lumia 920. The Power Up speaker does more than just start Bluetooth music sharing over NFC -- it has a Qi wireless charging po...
03:06 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget JBL intros Power Up speaker to charge your Nokia Lumia 920, pair over NFC
JBL just kicked out a pair of new accessories to go with that new Nokia Lumia 920. The Power Up speaker does more than just start Bluetooth music sharing over NFC -- it has a Qi wireless charging po...
03:02 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces Lumia 820, a 4.3-inch, LTE-running, budget-friendly Windows Phone 8 handset
No matter your budget, Nokia's got a Windows Phone 8 handset for you. While the Lumia 920 dominated today's press conference, the company's more modest Lumia 820 is planning to sneak in and capture ...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on: the dual-core, HD Windows Phone 8 flagship to take on the beasts
It's official. Nokia's just taken the wraps off its worst-kept Windows Phone 8 secret: the Lumia 920. The device, announced at the manufacturer's event in New York City today, is a spiritual success...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop
It's been nearly a year since we spoke with Stephen Elop in New York City for the launch of the Lumia 800, a year that hasn't exactly been full of success on the financials front. But, forget all th...
02:52 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 introduces new Lens apps: Bing Vision, Photosynth and CNN iReport launching from the camera button
The first new Windows Phone 8 feature to appear alongside Nokia's Lumia 920 launch is the camera-augmenting Lens apps. Offering both in-house and third-party programs, (and no more zoom bar -- pinch...
02:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia and AOL announce Entrance, an entertainment app for Nokia's Windows Phone devices
In case you didn't notice, Microsoft and Nokia are holding a pretty major press event right now, and while we've mainly been waiting for some shiny new hardware, a few fresh apps never hurt either. ...
02:42 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia: 7 million Lumia phones sold to date in 54 countries, 4 million in the last quarter
Fresh on the heels of the much-anticipated Lumia 920 announcement, some new figures have come to light regarding its predecessors' success. According to the Finnish phone-maker, a total of 7-million...
02:33 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia brings wireless charging to Virgin Atlantic lounges, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
Nokia thinks you'll like the wireless phone charging on your Lumia 920 enough to want to take it on the road, and to that end it's striking a deal to bring the cable-free experience beyond the home....
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces wireless charging pads, Fatboy Recharging Pillow for Lumia phones
Any of you who bothered to read Engadget this past Labor Day Monday must've noticed all those Nokia leaks making the rounds. Chief among them was a wireless charging pad, featured in a legit-looking...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 official: Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 8MP PureView camera, Windows Phone 8
It was only this past spring that Nokia crashed onto the US smartphone scene to stake its claim and make inroads into consumers' minds and hearts. Now, just five months later, the Finnish company's ...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 official: Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 8MP PureView camera, Windows Phone 8 (video)
It was only this past spring that Nokia crashed onto the US smartphone scene to stake its claim and make inroads into consumers' minds and hearts. Now, just five months later, the Finnish company's ...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Live from Nokia and Microsoft's Windows Phone event!
Nokia and Microsoft plan to offer us the first taste of Windows Phone 8 today, refreshing the phone-maker's Lumia line in the process. We've had glimpses of what we're about to see, but we're expect...
01:01 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Contour+2 review: the best consumer helmet camera on the market
More Info Contour+ helmet cam goes official, bringing 1080p video with wider viewing angle Contour+ vs. GoPro HD Hero2: through the desert and into the skies Contour's new m...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Contour+2 action camera puts waterproof 1080p recording in your pocket for $400
Just over a year later, Contour has released the Contour+2 camera as the follow up to its Contour+ model. Like its predecessor, the +2 shoots video at up to 1080p and 120fps, though t...
12:45 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Tonino Lamborghini L2800 tablet and TL700 phone rumble in Hong Kong, we go hands-on (video)
Looks like Russia isn't the only place with an appetite for overly expensive gadgets. Following the original launch last month, two of the four latest Tonino Lamborghini devices have made their way ...
12:30 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Android cameras -- could Samsung's Galaxy gamble save the point-and-shoot industry?
WiFi in a camera. No matter the practicality or the cost of adding wireless functionality, it's become a must for high-end point-and-shoots, and if they don't pack it now, they soon will. But access...
12:19 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget 50 quadrocopters take to Austria's skies for synchronized swarm (video)
If AscTec's Hummingbird quadrocopters continue to fly around in your nightmares, you might not want to watch their latest video -- even if they resemble hypnotic robot fireworks. Ars Electronica Fut...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Livestream announces Studio HD500 all-in-one video switcher, ships October 15th for $8,500
Earlier this year, Livestream quietly entered the hardware business with a real-time streaming puck known as the Broadcaster -- an adequate moniker, to say the least. Now, some five months after tha...
11:47 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 314 - 09.05.2012
We have arrived. It is once again pro football time in America, and we couldn't be happier about it (if you have not registered for our official pick 'em league yet, you can do so here, password is E...
11:26 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget European Commission clears Vodafone, Telefonica UK and Everything Everywhere's mobile wallet and advertising plans
Everything Everywhere's been keeping itself plenty busy on the mobile wallet frontier and its involvement with the slow-burning alliance with Telefonica UK (O2) and Vodafone has finally been given a...
11:07 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Intel treats servers to mineral oil bath in year-long cooling test
If putting liquid cooling pumps, hoses and water inside a highly electrified computer case doesn't seem crazy enough, how about just dunking the whole kit and kaboodle into oil? That's what Intel di...
10:29 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA working on Linux support for Optimus automatic graphics switching
Linux godfather Linus Torvalds may have a frosty relationship with NVIDIA, but that hasn't stopped the company from improving its hardware's support for the open-source operating system. In fact, th...
10:02 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Thinix RetroUI lets Windows 8 users step off the Metro, stick to the classic desktop
More than a few people are upset that Microsoft's latest OS might require booting to Metro -- sorry, the Windows 8 user interface -- no matter little they care for that touch-optimized home screen. ...
09:03 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK to add new features, markets
Kinect for Windows will arrive in style to China and other new markets starting October 8th, sporting a brand new SDK. The new developer kit will add features like color camera settings and extended...
08:02 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget European Commission pushes for spectrum sharing, sees 5GHz WiFi getting a lift
The European Commission is well aware that we need spectrum. Rather than make everyone fight for their piece, though, the agency wants us to hug it out. It's proposing a spectrum change that would b...
06:59 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget $49 Cubieboard for developers is heavy on specs, light on the wallet
You've already got plenty of options if you're in the market for a developer board, but it might be worth taking a look at the new $49 Cubieboard, which packs quite the specs given its price point. ...
06:03 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Cambridge University helps new Raspberry Pi users break the crust with free guide, tutorials
It all looks so simple, doesn't it? A little board, a cute name -- why, you'll be up and robot-ing in no time, right? Well, just ask one of our techiest editors, who tried to learn a similar product...
05:07 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget FCC to begin testing and reporting mobile broadband performance
Just like the FCC is looking to the public to help define modern broadband, it's similarly planning to arm citizens with more accurate information of mobile broadband speeds. The initiative is promo...
04:17 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Google patents buyer-specific price drops for follow-up sales, can tell if you're a cheapskate
Ever been tempted to rent a movie again, but thought the price was just a little too dear? Google may soon be willing to haggle a deal. One of its newly-granted patents could automatically lower the...
03:20 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Revamped Flixster.com gives one-stop digital movie access for both UltraViolet and non-UV stores
Since its purchase by Warner Bros. the Flixster brand has been used to push Ultraviolet via apps on mobile and connected TV devices, and now it's bringing its website into the mix. The refreshed sit...
02:47 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget ComScore: Android tops 52 percent of US smartphone share, iPhone cracks the 33 percent mark
Both Apple and Google have reasons to break out the champagne in the wake of ComScore's latest market share figures. Android is still sitting prettier than ever and just reached a new high of 52.2 p...
01:52 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II for T-Mobile now available for $299 without contract from Walmart
If you've ever thought it was impossible to score an excellent smartphone alongside a prepaid plan, it's time to reconsider the assumption. Just like the Galaxy S II will soon arrive at Boost Mobile...
01:09 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget Mosoro releases its Bluetooth LE sensors and SDK for VIP appcessory developers
Since we last heard about Mosoro's Lego-brick sized Bluetooth LE modules, they've changed their names, picked up another member and are now making their way to iOS app developers. The 3D-Motion's go...
12:23 am EDT - Wed, September 5, 2012
Engadget RoMOS is Russia's take on Android OS, shields users from Google's prying eyes
Whether it be Google's penchant for collecting search and browsing histories or Street View WiFi information, the company is no stranger to concerns about its healthy appetite for user data. Apparen...
11:48 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Google wins face-to-unlock for multiple users patent, makes us hungry for Android support
Google has won a face-to-unlock patent that seems to let multiple users share one "computing device." Point your face at the built-in camera, and you'll be allowed access to your personal profile --...
11:07 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Cricket and RadioShack confirm No-Contract Wireless, ship two Huawei phones to celebrate
RadioShack might have had a difficult time keeping a lid on its partnership with Cricket, but that doesn't mean we aren't interested in the official news. Launching under the expected RadioShack No-...
10:51 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Avid Studio for iPad gets renamed, free on the App Store for a limited period of time
Avid Studio for iPad arrived back in February, priced to coax iPad filmmakers away from Apple's in-house iMovie. Since then, however, the company sold its consumer business arm to Corel, leading it ...
10:22 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget JBL freshens its portable speakers with Micro II, Bluetooth-toting Flip and Micro Wireless
JBL has been on a wireless speaker kick lately -- it might as well throw some truly portable models into the equation. Accordingly, two of the three speakers it's shipping today, the Flip and Micro ...
09:51 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia T shown on UK's Phones4U... with AT&T branding
Seeing the trademark AT&T globe brandished on the front of the Sony Xperia T may simply pass as a pleasant surprise for US customers if it were leaked through a Stateside e-tailer, but the GSM g...
09:23 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Huawei's D1 Quad now available in China for $425 unsubsidized
Following the MediaPad 10 FHD quad-core tablet, Huawei's also starting to sell another device powered by its very own HiSilicon K3V2 (Hi3620) chip. Over the weekend, the Ascend D1 Quad (formerly wit...
08:57 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Intel finishes crossing the Ivy Bridge with new desktop Core i3 models
Intel has been staggering the rollout of its Ivy Bridge processors over the space of nearly half a year, starting with its higher-end quad-core chips; it's finally time for the company to complete t...
08:29 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's not Monday, but today is still the 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 afte...
08:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget TiVo Stream transcoder review: TiVo is bringing streaming to mobile devices, starting with iOS
More Info Updated TiVo Netflix, YouTube interfaces and iPad streaming hands-on TiVo Stream DVR-to-iOS transcoder box pops up for $129 pre-orders early TiVo Stream transcoder officiall...
07:35 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media unveils quartet of new SIM Only plans for data-focused Brits
It was only in June that we saw Virgin Media shaking up its regular mobile plans for UK residents. The carrier is back for another round, this time to serve the SIM Only customers who thrive on unlo...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget So you got a Raspberry Pi: now what?
When the Raspberry Pi was released earlier this year, the credit-card-sized Linux machine became an instant hit. The night it became available to order, both Premier Farnell/element14 and RS Compone...
06:33 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Pantech Flex user manual discovered: Easy Experience mode shown in detail
And just like that, our pleas for more details about the Pantech Flex have been answered. We've come across the full 108-page user manual for AT&T's newest LTE device -- also known as the P8010 ...
06:02 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Bad Piggies, the alternate-universe's answer to Angry Birds, lands September 27th
Imagine a world where everyone's evil and wears a goatee, while our avian allies from Angry Birds are actually the villains of the piece. That's the premise behind Bad Piggies, Rovio's newest produc...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft delivers Windows Server 2012, puts the enterprise on cloud 8
Forget Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 is where it's at... if you're a corporate IT manager, that is. Microsoft has just posted the finished version of its suit-and-tie OS for immediate sale in downl...
05:11 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia and Motorola press events go down tomorrow, get your liveblogs here
Tomorrow is a busy, busy day folks. Things would be exciting enough with just one of these events going down, but you get a joint conference from Nokia and Microsoft at 9:30am (ET) followed by a Mot...
04:49 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget HTC announces upcoming press event on September 19th
Not wanting Nokia, Motorola, Amazon or Apple to hog all of the attention this month, HTC just sent out invites to the press for an event on September 19th. The invite doesn't offer up too many clues...
04:40 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Unreleased Nokia Lauta QWERTY slider emerges, shows where MeeGo might have tread
Those of us who remember Nokia's late-stage MeeGo phone development will recall how the dreams fell apart: we got the N9 and the developer-tuned N950, but the future grew dark almost immediately as ...
04:25 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Sony posts binaries to back Googler's AOSP project for Xperia S
When Google's Android Open Source Project lead Jean-Baptiste Queru promised an AOSP build for the Sony Xperia S, we didn't know just how much help he would get: Sony has been welcoming of the effort...
04:04 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Apple announces presumed iPhone 5 launch event for September 12th; we'll be there live!
Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a San Francisco-based product launch event on September 12th, where the next generation iPhone is expected to be officially unveiled. As rumored...
03:51 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Tesco recruits Andy McNab's e-book firm Mobcast to help win the Supermarket content war
Hot on the heels of purchasing Blinkbox and Peter Gabriel's WE7, Tesco has purchased Andy McNab's e-book publishers, Mobcast. It seems clear that the British supermarket heavyweight is currently eng...
03:16 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Leaked photo shows Nokia Lumia 920 with five color options
Ahead of Nokia's Windows Phone event, there's been plenty of discussion about the Lumia 920's PureView classification, and though the camera's pixel count remains TBA, we're still getting a few snea...
02:58 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Amazon joins up with Epix, adds thousands of flicks to Prime Instant Video roster
Truth be told, Amazon's Prime Instant Video selection isn't the most comprehensive library on the net, but it's well on its way, thanks to a new licensing agreement with the Epix. The entertainment ...
02:34 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-6 spotted in the wild, electronic viewfinder and mode dial in tow
We've had furtive glances of Sony's upcoming NEX-6 before, but only in the very clinical space of a government test lab. Apparently, no mere agency can confine it: photography workshop director Vinc...
02:14 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Tinkermite replaces the wooden barnyard shape puzzles of yore with a tablet (video)
When we were young, our favorite toy was slotting the right trains from Thomas the Tank Engine into a wooden shape puzzle, but times have moved on since then. Now, Jacob Sullivan wants to give those...
01:43 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Stellar available through Verizon beginning Thursday, free after rebate
Samsung's decidedly grounded Stellar smartphone just got the official nod from Verizon, launching on Thursday with a $50 price tag (before a $50 mail-in rebate). The "free" handset packs a 1.2GHz du...
01:30 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Pantech Flex coming to AT&T on September 16 for $50, offers ICS and new 'Easy Experience' mode
We've already been alerted to the existence of a Pantech phone by the name of Flex, but we only got teased with the fact that it's heading to AT&T and will offer LTE connectivity and few (if any...
01:11 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget LG Intuition with Verizon 4G LTE gets official: $200 on contract starting September 6th
Just as rumors predicted, the LG Intuition for Verizon has been made official in time for a September 6th launch date. The phone, which is essentially the Optimus Vu with the carrier's 4G LTE connec...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Physics and politics stand in the way of true mobile
Progress is lumpy. The future is attained in a series of epochal strides, each followed by a lot of relatively inconsequential shuffling forward. The invention of the internet (and especially the co...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Popcorn Hour launches A-400 streamer for €289 with 'studio-quality' 3D video processing
If you're a streamer who shuns plastic disks and their ilk, but still wants 3D, there's good news: Syabas has announced the Popcorn Hour A-400 network media player. Thanks to a dual-core video proce...
12:09 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Music free streaming service comes to US, available exclusively for Lumia handsets
Nokia Lumia owners on the other side of the pond have been rockin' out to the company's streaming service ever since Music launched during last year's Nokia World, but users in the US of A are about...
12:02 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Nano-SIM for next iPhone makes appearance ahead of launch?
First we saw a supposed leak of the next iPhone's nano-SIM tray, and now we're seeing alleged photos of the nano-SIM itself. iFun posted an image of what it says is a new T-Mobile nano-SIM that has ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Xbox LIVE down, Microsoft working on a fix
Well, bad news gaming addicts, Xbox LIVE is temporarily out of commission. We received a deluge of tips this morning from readers saying the service is down and now Microsoft has updated its support...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Xbox LIVE down, Microsoft working on a fix (update: it's back!)
Well, bad news gaming addicts, Xbox LIVE is temporarily out of commission. We received a deluge of tips this morning from readers saying the service is down and now Microsoft has updated its support...
11:45 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Researchers tout progress with brain-controlled robotic legs
While some mind-control technologies may not amount to much more than gimmicks, there's also plenty of serious research being done in the field -- particularly when it comes to artificial limbs. So ...
11:01 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget TV Catchup for Android arrives on Google Play
TVCatchup, our favorite and most-used TV-watching service has brought its app over to Android. The service, which we've found to be much more reliable than the BBC's live streams on our flaky connec...
10:08 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Final Fantasy Ultimate Box goes from PSOne to PS3: All 13 games for $450
To mark 25 years of dungeon crawling (and soft-resetting), Square-Enix has packaged together all of its core Final Fantasy titles for this elaborate fan-baiting package. Alongside discs for Final Fa...
09:33 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget NFL Game Rewind apps for iOS and Android tablets appear with coaches film and telestrator features
While inclusion of the "eye in the sky" All-22 game tape and condensed games the squeeze every play into a 30 minute football-fest are nice features for the NFL Game Rewind package, those looking to...
09:19 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Freesat launches 'Free Time' TV Guide to help you waste yours
Freesat is launching a revamped TV guide to pull together content from your satellite dish and the Internet. Free Time has a unified now and next view that lets you search backwards for shows you'v...
08:50 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Baidu launches mobile web browser, wants a bigger slice of China's mobile Internet
Being the biggest search engine in China just isn't enough for Baidu, which has revealed its new mobile internet browser. The Internet company already dominates desktop-based internet search but has...
07:24 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia invites you to stay tuned, offers augmented reality teaser (video)
With just a day to go, Nokia has pushed out another brief teaser, this time pointing towards more map-based contextual functionality. It looks like whatever the company's got up its sleeves, alongsi...
07:24 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia invites you to stay tuned, offers augmented reality teaser (updated)
With just a day to go, Nokia has pushed out another brief teaser, this time pointing towards more map-based contextual functionality. It looks like whatever the company's got up its sleeves, alongsi...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai Zone watch tells time in hexagons
Tokyoflash omits function-based bells and whistles on its timepieces in favor of style, and if none of its previous designs have left you smitten, maybe the Kisai Zone will. The hook on this particu...
06:39 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Hulu marks its first year in Japan by opening up access on Apple TV
It's been a year since Hulu launched its streaming video service in Japan, and to celebrate it's released its app on Apple TVs there. It hasn't all been roses for the last twelve months, with a pric...
06:19 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget ThinkGeek's Power-Up brings the arcade controls to your room's light switch
Sure, you could get one of Think Geek's iCade controllers to play actual arcade-style button mashing games -- or you just bring the nostalgia of the joystick to your light switch for $30 with its re...
05:44 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod tops up CM10 Jelly Bean jar with SMS pop-up, quick reply features
On top of bringing Android flavors to devices that would otherwise never get them, CyanogenMod has added SMS options to its latest CM10 Jelly Bean ROM -- features the stock version lacks. First, the...
04:32 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget Blackmagic Design starts shipping Cinema Cameras in limited quantity
Remember that $2,995 Blackmagic Cinema Camera that shoots full-res 21:9 video? It's now hitting shelves, or maybe we should say "a shelf," because the initial shipment was "rather small," according ...
03:42 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 L-Series all-touchscreen phone caught on camera
If you can't wait until next year to see the future for RIM, N4BB has obtained what it claims is a picture on the BlackBerry 10 L-Series, aka London. The screenshot shows a launcher pane full of app...
02:46 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget BMW and Thermaltake's Level 10 M gaming mouse is real, costs $100
Thermaltake and BMW DesignworksUSA's Level 10 M gaming mouse has made the transition from concept to reality. Unlike its teasing appearance in January, the unit now has some real-world specification...
01:26 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget New York bookshop launches rescue mission to digitize out-of-print sci-fi titles
Singularity & Co aims to rescue near-extinct 20th century sci-fi titles to ensure they still exist in the next one. Established from a Kickstarter campaign, the small team has already digitized ...
12:50 am EDT - Tue, September 4, 2012
Engadget BBC iPlayer for iOS update coming with downloads and offline viewing, on Android soon
The BBC has revealed that an update arriving Tuesday for its iPlayer app on iPhone and iPad will add the ability to download shows for viewing offline, instead of being streaming only. First reporte...
11:29 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone companion surfaces for Windows 8, could take over syncing duties
It's tough to ignore that the Zune era at Microsoft is quickly winding to a close. That doesn't mean you'll necessarily be out of options for syncing a Windows Phone's contents by the time the Zune ...
10:33 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 3rd - 9th)
After college football got its season under way last week, now it's the professional's turn. But the NFL isn't all we have for you, while a light TV schedule is supplemented by a long list of high p...
09:50 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Modder builds $150 open-source thermal imaging camera to help insulate his house (video)
Modder Andy Rawson thinks he's found the secret to turning smartphones into super-cheap thermal imaging hardware. Inspired by his quest to find leaks in his old home and the high cost of professiona...
08:24 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Firefox OS Marketplace leaks in current form, shows shopping Gecko-style
Mozilla has been seeding Firefox OS to eager developers for some time. However, we've largely been denied a peek at how the developer's own take on a mobile app store will play out on an actual devi...
06:48 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Shocker: smartphone users like bigger screens, market share may respond accordingly
There's been a trend towards big smartphones. Sometimes, really big. Even so, concerns have persisted that the cart is driving the horse -- that customers are buying big phones because that's what's...
05:14 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III gets Quick Tap mobile payments system from Orange and Barclaycard, works with most UK bank accounts
We've barely heard from Orange's Quick Tap payments system in over a year, but now the UK phone network has decided to dump the underwhelming Tocco Lite and add its mobile payments service to the NF...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget There are just four days left to enter our back to school sweepstakes with nearly $50,000 in prizes!
During the month of August, we published 14 back to school guides, covering product categories ranging from cameras and printers, to smartphones and ultraportables. With each post, we offered a sele...
03:44 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia wireless charging pad breaks cover
That was quick: we'd heard rumors through The Verge of wireless charging coming to the repeatedly leaked Lumia 920 alongside a pseudo-PureView camera, and the mysterious @evleaks has come through wi...
03:10 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget LG teases Splendor for US Cellular, brings Optimus L7 to American shores
We've wondered if LG's L-series style phones, like the Optimus L7, would ever reach the US; we just didn't think LG would be the one to leak its own plans. Astute watchers at Smartphenom caught both...
02:15 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Is the Nokia Lumia 920 coming with 8-megapixel FauxView?
Yes, we want PureView technology in at least one of Nokia's forthcoming Lumias. But let's be specific: it needs to be that same type of PureView that helps the 808 to take such amazing images, with ...
02:15 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Is the Nokia Lumia 920 coming with 8-megapixel FauxView? (Update: Nokia's Imaging Head weighs in)
Yes, we want PureView technology in at least one of Nokia's forthcoming Lumias. But let's be specific: it needs to be that same type of PureView that helps the 808 to take such amazing images, with ...
01:25 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget S Cloud spotted on Galaxy Note II, reveals Dropbox integration (video)
We're still recovering from the onslaught of goodies shown off at IFA 2012, but there's one thing we didn't notice while perusing Samsung's gadgetry. The team at German site BestBoyZ discovered S Cl...
01:01 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung finishes initial Chinese factory audits, plans long-term solutions to labor woes
Samsung faced some serious allegations surrounding the plants of its Chinese contractor HEG Electronics earlier this month, including potentially dire accusations that HEG was employing child labor....
12:45 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Hate Windows 8 already? The Pro OEM edition will let you downgrade as far back as Vista
Relax, Gabe Newell. If you buy a new Windows 8 Pro PC and discover that you really do detest the OS that much, you may be able to switch back to an older version -- either Windows 7 or Vista, but no...
12:31 pm EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia City Lens exits beta, gives a window on the world to Lumia owners
Nokia first kicked off the City Lens beta back in May. That was just four months ago, but it feels like an eternity in the mobile space. The wait has come to a welcome (if abrupt) end with the finis...
11:46 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget AMD's top-end Trinity desktop chip could cost just $130, the same as a budget Core i3
You can't get a Core i3 on Newegg right now for much less than $130 -- a sum that'll put you almost at the bottom of the Ivy Bridge league with a dual-core processor, 3MB cache and HD 2500 (i.e. not...
11:04 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 lands Ice Cream Sandwich update
After more than a month of waiting, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 for T-Mobile has finally joined some of its brethren with an Ice Cream Sandwich update. Big Magenta has posted the Android 4.0.4 downloa...
10:03 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget O2 UK denies Xperia Ray, Arc and Neo owners Ice Cream Sandwich
It's bad news for Xperia Ray, Arc and Neo owners on O2's UK network, as the carrier's reported it won't be updating these Sony handsets to Ice Cream Sandwich. O2 claims it has tested three versions ...
09:00 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S III courtesy of Expansys!
If you live in the UK, and you've more than a passing interest in mobile phones (we're guessing that's a given), then you are probably already familiar with Expansys. The online store, known for its...
08:07 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget MLB At Bat 2012 app update brings new stats overlay, Ford SYNC integration and more
If you're a fan of the MLB At Bat 2012 app on iOS, a new update brings a few noteworthy treats. First of all, iPad users are gifted with a new overlay that puts live stats on top of the action, mean...
07:20 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Netflix coming to future Freesat satellite TV boxes
Netflix making good on those investment promises for its UK viewers, with the streaming service set to be included in a new set-top box coming tomorrow. According to The Telegraph, the new device wi...
05:42 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Max Planck Institute sequences genome of Siberian girl from 80,000 years ago, smashes DNA barriers
We've known little of the genetic sequences of our precursors, despite having found many examples of their remains: the requirement for two strands in traditional DNA sequencing isn't much help when...
04:42 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Hate Windows 8 already? The Pro OEM edition will let you downgrade as far back as Vista
Relax, Gabe Newell. If you buy a new Windows 8 Pro PC and discover that you really do detest the OS that much, you may be able to switch back to an older version -- either Windows 7 or Vista, but no...
04:13 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Final Fantasy Ultimate Box goes from PSOne to PS3: All 13 games for $450
To mark 25 years of dungeon crawling (and soft-resetting), Square-Enix has packaged together all of its core Final Fantasy titles for this elaborate fan-baiting package. Alongside discs for Final Fa...
03:56 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Stanford researchers make heart implant powered by radio waves, put batteries out of a job
Batteries used to be the only way to power implantable gadgets, but additional surgeries are needed to replace the power packs once their juice runs out -- a less-than-ideal solution for patients. R...
02:17 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Lytro?
Few products make everyone here at Engadget quite as giddy with excitement as Lytro's light-field camera. Given how regularly we need to photograph things, we were desperate to know if this was goin...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 27th, 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 ...
12:03 am EDT - Mon, September 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE surfaces for Sprint
If you found yourself on the wrong network for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Stellar smartphone, consider this: The Galaxy Victory. This little slab was leaked to Android Central recently, sporting simi...
09:53 pm EDT - Sun, September 2, 2012