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11:35 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's not Monday, but it is still time for you to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 8:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the b...
11:16 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Engadget's Seattle meetup wrap-up!
Goodnight Seattle! Man, we sure had a blast at last night's reader meetup. The party went down at the Showbox Theater, right across the street from the city's fishy Pike Place Market. Droves of Emer...
10:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Apple iMessage sees second outage in a week, iTunes UK follows suit (update: back up, in theory)
Apple may have a lot of iMessage users, but it has also had its share of teething troubles as the chat service (and iCloud) grows. That's certainly been true this month: Apple has confirmed that, fo...
10:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 boasts SlimPort support for tethered display sharing
A lot of the hubbub yesterday was around the Nexus 4's support of Miracast, courtesy of Android 4.2. If you don't want to spring for a dedicated TV box or invest in a whole new set of gadgets to sup...
10:27 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft: we're calling our apps 'Windows 8 Store Applications'
Ever since those bygone days of Metro, we've all been struggling to figure out precisely what to call the design language of Microsoft's OS offerings. When the question was put to MS's Will Tschumy,...
10:04 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Holy Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Tetris ported to a jack-o'-lantern (video)
What happens when you gut a pumpkin and replace its insides with heat-shrink tubing, solder, 128 LEDs, eight AA batteries, an Arduino board and clever programming? You get what self-proclaimed tinke...
09:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Skitch for Android brings revamped UI, complete integration with Evernote
Users haven't exactly been content with Evernote since it took over the Skitch reigns, but that's not stopping the Smart Notebook creator from pushing out constant updates to its Android offering. T...
08:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Disney acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, plans more Star Wars movies
Disney is already one of the biggest media companies around, and it's now set to become even bigger. The company announced late today that it's acquiring Lucasfilm Ltd., currently 100 percent owned ...
08:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget How-to: Picking a Window Manager
When using Linux, or just about any open source operating system out there for that matter, there's a proverbial Santa's knapsack of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) available. When you boil this to...
08:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget How-to: Picking a Window Manager in Linux
When using Linux, or just about any open source operating system out there for that matter, there's a proverbial Santa's knapsack of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) available. When you boil this to...
08:43 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget iTunes refresh delayed till 'end of November'
We were all a little shocked when Apple failed to deliver a redesigned iTunes at its last keynote. The company promised a major revamp of the service would land in October yet, here we are with one ...
08:11 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget TiVo Premiere fall update starts rolling out with more HD menu screens and a few other tweaks
We got an early peek at some of the newly revamped menus from TiVo's fall update a few days ago, and now the company has announced it is officially rolling out to retail Premiere DVRs, with cable-pr...
07:46 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Cleveland Clinic and IBM team up to make Watson a Doctor (video)
Medical research facility Cleveland Clinic and IBM are teaming up to develop ways to let supercomputer Watson become a useful tool for doctors. The machine's ability to analyze language and scour it...
07:19 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Mobilicity upgrade to 21Mbps HSPA+ goes live with throttled service to match
Sometimes the leaks are uncannily accurate. As we'd seen just days ago, Mobilicity has flicked on its 21Mbps HSPA+ network, giving customers of the alternative Canadian carrier up to three time...
06:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble bolstering Nook Video catalogue, bringing UltraViolet to the HD and HD+
Barnes & Noble is seriously beefing up its Nook ecosystem by striking deals with studios and other providers to bring a ton of new video content to its HD and HD+ tablets. Debuting alongsid...
06:38 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Take that linear algebra to go: Intel's 48-core chip targeting smartphones and tablets
Intel's taking its 48-core processor and applying it to a field beyond academia: the world of mobile electronics. The company this morning announced intentions to slip the 48-core bad boy into futur...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget University of Tokyo turns real paper and ink into a display, could share doodles from a distance (video)
Forget e-paper: if the University of Tokyo's Naemura Lab has its way, we'll interact with the real thing. The division's new research has budding artists draw on photochromic paper with Frixion's he...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft drops Windows Phone Store developer registration to $8 for eight days
How amped is Microsoft to get developers into the Windows Phone 8 Store? The company announced today at Build that it's lowering developer registration to $8 -- that's down from $99. Got to get in t...
05:56 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft posts Windows Phone 8 SDK, kicks off a new era for apps
The word "finally" is often abused (including by us), but here it's deserved: after months of knowing about Windows Phone 8 with little to do but wait or support rival platforms, developers can fina...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Google Search app for iOS updated with new voice search functionality, iPhone 5 compatibility (video)
Google just released an updated version of its Search app for Android devices yesterday, and it's now (as promised) also delivered a fairly big update to iOS users. That brings with it iPhone 5 comp...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Microsoft talks up Dropbox, Twitter, ESPN and PayPal for Window 8
There's plenty of excitement surrounding the release of Windows 8 here at Build. The general consensus around the operating system, however, holds that the key to the OS's success is all about the a...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 review
It's unusual, to say the least, for us to spend a year with a product before publishing our review. In the case of Windows 8, we've written thousands of words already, starting with our first hands-...
04:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Gmail composer goes to a simple pop-up, gives multitaskers freedom to fly
As much as Gmail shines when it's on the web, some of its most avid users stay in native apps for the multitasking; having to check a past message in the web client has usually meant putting the cur...
04:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget ARM's Cortex-A50 chips promise 3x performance of current superphones by 2014, throw in 64-bit for good measure
We knew this was coming, not least because someone let the cat out of the bag (or at least a paw) last night. Nevertheless, it's only today that we're getting the full picture of ARM's "clean sheet"...
04:19 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Ballmer: four million Windows 8 upgrades in four days
Greetings in beautiful, gray Redmond, WA. What better time to kick off year's Build event at the Microsoft campus than four days after the launch of Windows 8? CEO Steve Ballmer started the develope...
03:52 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Google Play closing in on Apple's store with 700K apps, says Bloomberg
Amidst all the Nexus excitement from yesterday, Google just hit the 700,000 Android app milestone in its Play Store, according to Bloomberg. That would put it near par with Apple, who announced just...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia Music gets upgraded for Lumia 920 and Lumia 820: Equalizer, Dolby support, Facebook connectivity
Now Windows Phone 8 has arrived with Xbox Music in tow, what's next for Nokia Music? Well, at a press briefing this week in London, it told the assembled tech press that its still going -- and Nokia...
03:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget LG Spectrum 2 made official for Verizon, brings Optimus LTE II to the US for $100
Hints that LG would bring the Optimus LTE II to Verizon have persisted since the spring, which almost led us to wonder if the smartphone was still coming: not to fear, as it's finally here under the...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Five iPhone 5s in five days: win an iPhone gift card, courtesy of Tanga!
Day one has come and gone, but we are just twenty percent of the way through our weeklong mission to give out five iPhones. Today's contest is made possible by Tanga, an e-tailer known for offering ...
02:36 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Google offers Enterprise Partner Search to help businesses find local tech support
Business-types! Fancy moving your enterprise onto Google's web-apps, but want some local tech support? Well, Mountain View won't be offering you any official hand-holding, its Enterprise Partner Sea...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Eye-Fi Pro X2 16GB Class 10 hands-on
Technology's always getting smaller, right? As such, it shouldn't be a surprise that Eye-Fi can now cram 16GB of storage and a WiFi radio into one of its SD cards, but somehow, it still is. This is ...
01:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget N2Acards to let Nook Tablet owners dual boot Jelly Bean in November
If Nook Color owners cast their memories back to last summer, they may remember Nook2Android: a microSD card that could let their Barnes & Noble e-reader dual boot Gingerbread and the hardware's...
01:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Asustek Q3 net profits said to be up 43 percent to $230 million thanks to Nexus 7, convertibles
Asustek has just painted a pretty Q3 financial picture, showing a 43 percent jump in net profits -- $230 million compared to $160 million last year, according to the WSJ. Gross revenue also climbed ...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Striiv launches $70 Play pedometer to track your athletics without fatiguing your iOS device
Following the recent launch of its iOS fitness app which proclaimed "no hardware required," Striiv has just announced new hardware for it anyway: the Striiv Play smart pedometer. But unlike the app ...
12:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader
Barnes & Noble knows where it stands in the tablet race. Sure, the company has been plugging away at the space since the day the Nook Color made its transformation into a full-fledged tablet, bu...
11:50 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Acer's Windows 8 all-in-ones cause big fuss in Taiwan, we go hands-on to find out why (video)
Although Microsoft's Windows 8 launch will very likely go down in history as a positive turning point for the company, it wasn't without it glitches. Specifically, the Wall Street Journal reported y...
11:34 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Thinkpad Helix appears on Lenovo's Israeli website, lends hope to a stateside or Euro arrival
It wasn't long ago that our Chinese language website reported on the Lenovo Thinkpad Helix, a convertible ultrabook that launched alongside other models, but seemed destined for China only. Now, it ...
10:51 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS breaks 1 million LTE subscribers, makes a $193 million profit in Q3 2012
MetroPCS might be the smaller of the two parties in the proposed merger with T-Mobile, but that doesn't mean it won't be bringing a big stack of cash to the table. It's recorded a massive $193 milli...
10:51 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS breaks 1 million LTE customers, makes $193 million profit despite losing 312,000 users in Q3
MetroPCS might be the smaller of the two parties in the proposed merger with T-Mobile, but it certainly knows how to coin a profit in difficult times. The carrier recorded a massive $193 million net...
10:29 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Google's Voter Information Tool hopes to make Election Day a little easier
It's election season and Google is doing its part to help you "rock the vote." No, the search kingpin isn't endorsing a specific candidate, instead it's doing what it does best -- help people search...
09:42 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Intel ships SSD 335 as its first drive with 20nm flash, asks just a little to stay cutting-edge
Don't panic, SSD 330 owners: your drive hasn't been immediately rendered obsolete. Intel's new SSD 335 is just the first shipping drive using the company's 20-nanometer flash memory. The shrink down...
09:01 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Livestream for Producers Android app update brings live video broadcasts over wireless data connections
Android users of generation "Hey Look at Me!" can now add another tool to their arsenal of lifestyle sharing. The Livestream for Producers Android application received an update on Monday that intro...
08:24 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget BBC iPlayer comes to Sky+, Hell reports incoming frost
The BBC and Sky may represent polar, warring opposites of the broadcasting business, but that doesn't mean their technology platforms can't get along. Following a promise made all the way back in Ja...
07:50 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget EE switches on 4G in 11 UK cities, offers fiber broadband to 11 million sites and opens 700 stores
Today marks the launch of the UK's first 4G network, with EE switching on its service in 11 cities: London, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield ...
06:40 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 10 lets the FCC get under its skin, into its manual
We already got a pretty good look at the Dell XPS 10's outward facade, but if it's internal hardware you're after, you may want to take a look at the FCC's latest: they tore the transforming tablet ...
06:06 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Sony goes Red-hunting with PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 pro CineAlta 4K Super 35mm sensor camcorders
Having seen some of its high-end cinema camera thunder stolen by the likes of Red and Arri, Sony has just launched a pair of CineAlta PL-mount cameras with brand new Super 35mm sensors: The PMW-F5 a...
05:13 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Alliance for Wireless Power approves its specification, edges closer to truly cable-free charging
Design by committee might not be the death knell for technology after all. Over four months after the Alliance for Wireless Power was founded in earnest, the coalition has already greenlit a specifi...
04:10 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 ships first to Rogers, makes Canadians the world's vanguards for $100
What, did you think Americans or Europeans would get the first crack at the Lumia 920? Continuing a recent pattern of Canadians getting devices first, Rogers has confirmed that some of its stores wi...
04:10 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 ships first to Rogers, makes Canadians the world's vanguards for $100 (update: still very exclusive)
What, did you think Americans or Europeans would get the first crack at the Lumia 920? Continuing a recent pattern of Canadians getting devices first, Rogers has confirmed that some of its stores wi...
03:15 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Five iPhone 5s in five days: win a black Verizon iPhone 5 and two cases, courtesy of Seidio!
Whether or not you're having a case of the Mondays, you have to admit that this is a pretty solid way to start off the week. Amidst the swarm of tech news coming out today, we're kicking off a full ...
03:00 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget ZTE's U950 shows how Tegra 3 phone is done under $160
This might not be the $199 Tegra 3 tablet that NVIDIA's keen to see, but hey, a 999 yuan ($160) quad-core phone is just as impressive. Unveiled in China earlier today, this ZTE U950 smartphone packs...
02:11 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Chrome Remote Desktop comes out of beta, adds real-time audio feed for Windows users
After a year of living in beta, Chrome Remote Desktop is finally ready for primetime. Similar to other screen sharing services like LogMeIn and Splashtop, Chrome Remote Desktop lets you access other...
01:28 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Steve Ballmer returns triumphantly to Microsoft ads for Windows Phone 8, now with less Crazy Eddie (video)
The last time we saw Steve Ballmer star in a commercial for Microsoft, he was extolling the virtues of a 286-based PC running the glory that was Windows 1.0 -- in 1986. You can imagine the surprise ...
12:45 am EDT - Tue, October 30, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 4 hands-on (video)
So here it is at last, the Nexus 4. After countless leaks we finally got a change to put our dirty little paws on Google and LG's lovechild. The verdict? It's phenomenal. Take a look at our gallery ...
11:52 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Nexus 10 hands-on (video)
The Samsung-made Nexus 10 just landed in our hands, and we had a little time to take it for a spin. It's no secret that this particular tablet is ready for some serious hand-to-hand combat against t...
11:52 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 10 hands-on (video)
The Samsung-made Nexus 10 just landed in our hands, and we had a little time to take it for a spin. It's no secret that this particular tablet is ready for some serious hand-to-hand combat against t...
11:38 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget AUO builds cellphone display with 'world's thinnest border'
Is that 3mm bezel getting you down? AUO says it has created the "world's narrowest" smartphone border on a new 4.46-inch 720P touch display -- just a single millimeter in width. That would put it i...
11:04 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget AMD promises 64-bit ARM-based Opteron server CPUs coming in 2014
AMD has long stuck to x86 architecture for its server processors, but its gearing up to add 64-bit ARM-based Opteron CPUs to its arsenal in 2014. Sunnyvale also plans to reap the fruits of its SeaMi...
10:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 upgrade diary: a defiantly successful installation
Nothing's nicer than a happy ending. Except maybe a happy beginning, which is precisely what you're looking at above -- Microsoft's new OS captured in all its glory within minutes of completing the ...
09:59 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google removes Nexus Q from landing page, further distances itself from a curious launch
Google had already yanked the "In Stock" status from its Nexus Q as we awaited a re-envisioning of its purpose, but today's Nexus launch is making it ever clearer that we may never hear from the biz...
09:39 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget OmniVision unveils 5MP BSI sensor that takes low light cameras further into the entry level
It's almost a truism that starter smartphones have poor cameras that struggle just to get pristine photos in broad daylight, let alone dim interiors. Thankfully, OmniVision's new OV5645 sensor could ...
09:18 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 29th - November 4th)
While the fall sports have taken the center stage, there's still plenty of other content to fill the schedule. Assassin's Creed 3 hits consoles this week, as well as the return of Okami in HD, while...
09:10 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Apple executive shakeup: Scott Forstall and John Browett are leaving the company
Huge news out of Apple today, as its senior vice president of iOS software, Scott Forstall, will leave the company next year after putting in some 15 years. Furthermore, John Browett -- head of Appl...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Pandora app gets major redesign on Android and iOS with new social features
Numerically, going from version 3.2 of an app to 4.0 makes much more sense than starting at 1.7. But, Pandora won't let a little thing like logic stand in its way. Today both the iOS and Android edi...
08:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Apple vs. everyone
It's a big storm, moving slowly. A gigantic span of ferocious swirl meets a front of chilly resistance. The effect of that collision is amplified by powerful tidal influence. Upheavals and surges sw...
08:13 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Boston-area Starbucks testing wireless smartphone charging; Starbucks, Google and AT&T back PMA standard
The Duracell Powermat and the Power Matters Alliance are charging forward in their quest to make wireless charging of smartphones all the more ubiquitous, today announcing the appointment of several...
08:08 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google officially lands deal with Warner Music Group
Make no mistake -- landing a deal for streaming with Warner Music Group is no easy chore. Search for 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' on programs like MOG, and you'll probably be sorely disappointed in what ...
07:50 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Nexus 10 vs. the competition: fight!
Google undoubtedly upset the tablet market almost overnight with the Nexus 10: that record-setting 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Exynos 5 Dual, Android 4.2 and all-important $399 starting price just til...
07:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 handset UK availability and pricing detailed: free starting from 21 per month
We've heard how Windows Phone 8 is all about you, and seen all the devices bearing the new OS at launch. What's left, however, is where you can get one on the other side of the pond and, more import...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech October 29th: Digital camera bundles and a 65-inch Panasonic VIERA 3D HDTV
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 ...
07:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Joe Belfiore pokes fun at iPhone and Android, provides deep dive of Windows Phone 8 in new video
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore -- also known as the manager for the entire Windows Phone program -- spent a fair amount of time on stage in California today detailing the highs of Windows Phone 8. Clearly...
06:45 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV S: Hands-on with Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device (video)
It's taken its sweet time showing itself but we've finally got to handle Samsung's first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S (not to be confused with the similarly-named Windows RT tablet). At Micros...
06:44 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Skype app for Windows Phone 8 with new UI, deep People Hub integration (video)
Last week, if you recall, Microsoft announced Skype for Windows 8, a touch-friendly app that appeared in the Windows Store the same day Win 8 went on sale. Now, with Windows Phone 8 getting its big ...
06:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget HTC 8X review: Windows Phone 8's compact flagship
More Info Windows Phone 8X by HTC: 4.3-inch 720p display, LTE, dual-core S4, available this November Windows Phone 8X by HTC hands-on: Microsoft's modern mobile OS personified in polycar...
06:28 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Sprint sits out Windows Phone 8 launch in the United States after tepid WP7 reaction
Microsoft may be readying an all-out marketing blitz to get Windows Phone 8 all up in your cranium, but those loyal to Sprint won't be getting anything but perturbed. During today's Windows Phone 8 ...
06:27 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey brings even more Windows Phone 8 to Verizon this December
Microsoft's ultimate Windows Phone 8 event mostly expanded on a familiar story, but it did leave us a surprise twist near the end. The company confirmed that Samsung will bring its own Metro-tinged...
06:24 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google Search updated with Now improvements, available on Play store for Jelly Bean devices
Adding to the flurry of Mountain View-born announcements today, Google's just released an updated version of Search to the Play store. Available for devices running Jelly Bean 4.1 and up, this boost...
06:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 review
More Info Windows Phone 7 review Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) review Microsoft introduces Windows Phone 8 Two years ago, the mobile landscape was quite different than what it is today. ...
05:53 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 Rooms give every group its private space
Microsoft is already creating a safe, fenced-off area in Windows Phone 8 through Kids Corner, but it's expanding that to include nearly everyone through Rooms. A rough parallel to Groupme, Rooms le...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft unveils Data Sense for Windows Phone 8, to debut on Verizon devices
Microsoft has just outed Data Sense, a new app for Windows Phone 8 that helps ensure you don't burn through your data plan. On top of tracking your usage, it compresses every single web page you bro...
05:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft brings guest user account to Windows Phone 8 via Kid's Corner
Ever dreamed of having more than one user account on your smartphone? Microsoft's making that a reality with Kid's Corner for Windows Phone 8. If you're not a parent, don't let the name deceive you:...
05:28 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 gets Pandora Radio, Cut the Rope, Urbanspoon and more
Microsoft knows that Windows Phone 8 is only as successful as its apps. To that end, it's blowing the doors open in terms of major app support. It's not only promising a Windows Phone version of Pan...
05:28 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 gets Pandora Radio, Cut the Rope, Urbanspoon and more (update: full list)
Microsoft knows that Windows Phone 8 is only as successful as its apps. To that end, it's blowing the doors open in terms of major app support. It's not only promising a Windows Phone version of Pan...
05:19 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft unveils new lock screen for Windows Phone 8 powered by Live Apps
Microsoft is busy officially revealing all the bits and pieces that make up Windows Phone 8, and one of them is its new lock screen. Powered by Live Apps designed for Windows Phone 8 like Facebook, ...
04:58 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget The Windows Phone 8 event liveblog!
This isn't the first time we've seen Windows Phone 8, but Microsoft's event will unveil any and all secrets that the company's held close ever since the new platform was introduced in June. So what ...
04:56 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google's refreshed Nexus 7 on sale now, Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 sign-up pages go live
Remember the 8GB Nexus 7? So long, old friend. The 16GB Nexus 7 has now taken center stage in Google's Play Store, with $199 netting you a slate that's currently boasting a "now shipping" status. Th...
04:47 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile unveils holiday lineup: Nexus 4, HTC 8X, Lumia 810 to land November 14th
T-Mobile was set to have its own splashy product unveiling today in New York City, but a certain Sandy put the kibosh on that. Now that Google's let its trio of updated Nexus products out of the bag...
04:43 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2's Photo Sphere camera takes on iPhone's panorama mode
Android 4.2 is teeming with new features and system improvements, but you can bet that Photo Sphere will be the one that's talked about most amongst consumers. While Android phones on the whole have...
04:29 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget ITV Player revamp brings ad-free TV rentals, keeps the free catch-ups
As a profit-driven network, ITV has its work cut out in the online streaming world when the BBC's iPlayer looms overhead. How do you compete with a cultural institution? Its solution these days is o...
04:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google Music comes to Europe November 13, brings Google Music match, too
Folks may be more excited about the newest Nexus phones, tablets and their fresh flavor of Jelly Bean, but Mountain View also unveiled a little something for music lovers across the pond today. That'...
04:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google announces $299 32GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ mobile data
Google's not only introduced some new devices today, it's also delivered a few updates to its flagship Nexus 7 tablet. That includes a new, unlocked 32GB model with HSPA+ mobile data that will ...
04:14 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7's new pricing is official: 16GB for $199, 32GB for $249
Although it's an open secret at this point, Google has finally officially announced a 32GB Nexus 7 for $249/£199, and that the 16GB version has dropped in price to $199. Also available with un...
04:12 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google bumps Android to 4.2, keeps Jelly Bean moniker
Well, it's no Key Lime Pie, but Android 4.2 is certainly a treat in its own right. The latest version of Google's mobile OS makes a number of evolutionary improvements to its already impressive repe...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google announces Nexus 10 tablet with 2,560 x 1,500, 300 ppi display and Android 4.2, shipping November 13th for $399
Hurricane Sandy might be making her unwelcome tour of the Eastern Seaboard, but that won't abate Google's new product launch. It's announcing the Nexus 10, a Samsung-made 10.055-inch tablet (that ap...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 official: Android 4.2, Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display
Hurricane Sandy may have put the kibosh on Google's gala in New York City, but it's not stopping the company from taking the wraps off of its latest pure Android phone. LG's Nexus 4 is finally offic...
04:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 10: 2,560 x 1,600, 300 ppi display and Android 4.2, shipping November 13th $399
Weather? What weather? Google has announced the Nexus 10, a Samsung-made 10.05-inch tablet that appears to share a lot of DNA with the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Android chief Andy Rubin revealed that the d...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Roku update adds cross-provider search over Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Vudu and Crackle
We've seen web portals that let you search for TV and movies on the internet across different services, but a new update for Roku is bringing that capability directly to its set-top boxes. Whether y...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, late 2012)
Look down the aisles at any Apple launch event, across the laps of dozens of journalists liveblogging or in some other way documenting the goings-on, and it's inevitable that you'll see MacBooks. A ...
03:33 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Chrono Trigger travels across mobile platforms, arrives on Android (video)
Pulling out another classic from its storeroom of 16-bit hits, Square Enix has finally ported Chrono Trigger, almost a year since we saw its reappearance on iOS. While it may have taken its time to ...
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 leaked on video, Android 4.2 gets exposed alongside new LG hardware
There ain't much here we haven't seen before, but look -- it's a video. The thoroughly leaked LG Nexus 4 -- which was likely scheduled to be formally unveiled today if not for Hurricane Sandy -- has...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget DLNA doubles its certification of audio-video hardware in two years
Shopping for a new home AV setup with DLNA support? You've got twice as many options as you might have had just a few years ago. The Digital Living Network Alliance says that it has certified over ...
02:59 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 leaked on video, Android 4.2 gets exposed alongside new LG hardware
There ain't much here we haven't seen before, but look -- it's a video. The thoroughly leaked LG Nexus 4 -- which was likely scheduled to be formally unveiled today if not for Hurricane Sandy -- has...
02:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Philips hue: the 'world's smartest' LED lightbulb that saves you time during Red Alerts
Historically, altering the lighting color of a room required draping a gossamer-thin cloth over a lamp or buying a new bulb from the store. Philips has sought to solve that most taxing of first-worl...
02:15 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Penguin and Random House merge, promise a brave new e-book future
The pressure of digital transitions can lead traditional media companies to circle the wagons -- for better or for worse -- and book publishers certainly aren't immune as e-books take hold. Bertelsm...
01:40 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Five iPhone 5s in five days: win a black Verizon iPhone 5 and two cases, courtesy of Seidio!
Whether or not you're having a case of the Mondays, you have to admit that this is a pretty solid way to start off the week. Amidst the swarm of tech news coming out today, we're kicking off a full ...
01:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux
This man sure knows how to entertain photogs, but he's much more than just a charming French poser. Meet Henri Seydoux, the founder, chairman and CEO of today's multi-talented Parrot. While promotin...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop ships its 4G-enabling iPod touch case, lets us nearly go phoneless for $99
FreedomPop's gamble on free WiMAX data launched in beta at the start of month, but early adopters had to be contented with conventional hotspots and modems at first; those of us with a fixation on d...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop ships its 4G-enabling iPod touch case, lets us nearly go phoneless for $99 (update: plan clarifications)
FreedomPop's gamble on free WiMAX data launched in beta at the start of month, but early adopters had to be contented with conventional hotspots and modems at first; those of us with a fixation on d...
12:54 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface exposes its guts to iFixit, knows if you've been meddling with it
Now that the Microsoft Surface is in the wild and we've probed it from the outside, the tool-toters at iFixit have opened it up to see what makes it tick -- and whether you dare attempt a repair you...
12:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Verizon officially announces Nokia Lumia 822, coming this Fall
Ahead of the big Windows Phone soiree later today, Nokia has now confirmed that Verizon will be getting the Lumia 822, which will its 4G portfolio in the coming months. While the fact that a Big Red...
12:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Verizon officially announces Nokia Lumia 822, coming this Fall (update: $100 on two-year contract)
Ahead of the big Windows Phone soiree later today, Nokia has now confirmed that Verizon will be getting the Lumia 822, which will its 4G portfolio in the coming months. While the fact that a Big Red...
12:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Huawei Honor 2 unveiled: 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 4.5-inch 326 PPI display
Never one to stop unfurling new smartphones, Huawei's just detailed yet another high-end Android handset. The Honor 2 packs the company's in-house K3V2 1.4GHz quad-core chip, up from the single-core...
10:41 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Office Depot and GameStop drops Nexus 7 16GB price to $199
Google's incoming 32GB Nexus 7 may be one of its worst kept secrets, with most estimates (and those leaks) pointing to a $249 price tag and a launch date later this week. However, it also appears th...
09:26 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with Glowlight go on sale in the UK
Barnes & Noble's arrival in the UK has been so well-telegraphed, you might be surprised to learn that today's the day the units actually launch. You'll be able to pick up a Nook Simple Touch or ...
09:26 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nook Simple Touch and Simple Touch with Glowlight now on sale in the UK
Barnes & Noble's arrival in the UK has been so well-telegraphed, you might be surprised to learn that today's the day the units actually launch. You'll be able to pick up a Nook Simple Touch or ...
08:28 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Valve opens Steam for Linux beta registration, wants pros only
Right on schedule (ahem), Valve has begun requesting applications for the first Steam for Linux beta test. There are only 1,000 spots available, but the company is looking for "experienced Linux use...
07:01 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Cray's Jaguar supercomputer upgraded with NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, renamed Titan
Cray's Jaguar (or XK7) supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been loaded up with the first shipping NVIDIA Telsa K20 GPUs and renamed Titan. Loaded with 18,688 of the Kepler-based K20s,...
05:42 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft adds WP8 app to Windows Store just in time for launch
If you're aiming to get your hands on one of the many Windows Phone 8 devices launching later today, it would be nice to be able to sync it with your Windows 8 PC, no? Redmond has you covered in the...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Livescribe outs Sky WiFi Smartpen for $170, lets you record written notes and audio straight to Evernote
The Pulse pen couldn't do it. The more recent Echo couldn't manage it either. But sending notes and linked audio wirelessly is what Livescribe's latest digital pen is all about. Branded the Sky WiFi...
03:30 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget The Microsoft Windows Phone 8 event happens tomorrow, get your liveblog here!
We know tomorrow's Windows Phone 8 event will finally answer all of those burning mysteries that we've been yearning to hear more about since Microsoft first announced the new OS in June. After all,...
02:07 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget How would you change Jawbone's Big Jambox?
In the ever-shrinking world of tech, for a company to release a jumbo-sized variant of a product is something of a novelty. Jawbone's Big Jambox has taken a few courses of steroids, with natty desig...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 22nd, 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 ...
12:13 am EDT - Mon, October 29, 2012
Engadget Google puts Hurricane Sandy on its crisis map, hopes to help you weather the storm
Just because Google abandoned its October Android event doesn't mean it's left its users out to dry -- Hurricane Sandy now has its very own Google Crisis Map. It isn't the first time Mountain View h...
10:45 pm EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Invisible's 'The New Obsolete' showcases self-constructed instruments, touts a typewriter-driven piano (video)
If you're hip to repurposing old tech for new inventions, Invisible is right up your alley. The Greensboro-based unit calls themselves a "mechanical music museum" and "a reverse engineered folk scie...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Tablets and tradeoffs
This week saw the debut of two ARM-powered tablets by old rivals. One eschews traditional desktop input methods; the other embraces them. One occupies the high end of pricing in its class; the other...
06:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget IBM Labs develops 'initial step' towards commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes
Commercialization of carbon nanotubes is one of the holy grails of next-gen computing, and IBM thinks it's made crucial steps toward making this a reality. This isn't the first time that we've heard...
03:55 pm EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Boxee hands out free Boxee TVs to its most eager cloud DVR fans
If you like the idea of the Boxee TV, you'll be glad to hear that Boxee is handing units out like so much Halloween candy... as long as you live in the right areas, that is. Those who've signed up f...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 30-foot-tall 'BUCKYBALL', diatoms and zombie pumpkins
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. In one of the week's biggest green architecture stories,...
11:57 am EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget German robot arm learns ping-pong as it plays humans, might rival its masters
We like to tell ourselves that learning by doing is the best strategy for improving our skills, but we seldom apply that philosophy to our robots; with certain exceptions, they're just supposed to k...
09:18 am EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget US Navy tests first 11-meter missile-firing sea drone (video)
Advances in unmanned military tools and vehicles have come on leaps and bounds, but, until now, we haven't seen a weapon firing drone operating in the seas. A recent test taking part offshore near M...
07:16 am EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Charizard 3DS XL burns through Japan's Pokmon Centers in December, snag one if you're lucky
Nintendo is notorious for releasing awesome limited edition hardware abroad, but here in the US of A, we tend to get the short end of the joystick. Case in point, the house that Mario Miyamoto built...
05:03 am EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC 8X show up in Verizon colors, get pegged for November 8th release
The Verizon-flavoured Nokia Lumia 822 hasn't exactly been camera-shy, nor has it been coy about its imminent arrival, but the details on price and availability have, as yet, not been pinned down. Th...
03:15 am EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Skitch replacement?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Benjamin, who feels a little let down...
02:30 am EDT - Sun, October 28, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 priced at 390 by purported Carphone Warehouse in-store display placard
Oh, Carphone Warehouse -- it just can't seem to keep what it knows about the LG / Google Nexus 4 under lock and key. Just days after briefly listing the phone on its website, purported in-store disp...
11:20 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 22nd, 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, T-Mobile announced the price and release date for the...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 27.10.12: ancient texts, super-Earths and special-ops mice
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. If, like us, you struggle to read the front of the Corn Flakes box of a morning, you likely gave...
07:31 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 156 - 10.27.2012
O hai! Welcome to the 156th edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast, where we've managed to rope in the elusive, globetrotting device-shaker Richard Lai for his opinions on all the hottest new PadFon...
06:03 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu lands on Nexus 7 slates with Canonical's one-click installer
If you'd rather not let your Nexus 7 live out its life as a Jelly Bean-toting device, Canonical's freshly minted Ubuntu Nexus 7 Desktop Installer can help. Instead of allowing Ubuntu to ride shotgun...
05:56 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Google scrubs October 29th event over Hurricane Sandy worries
We hope you weren't basing your calendar around Google's big Android event on October 29th. The company has confirmed to us that it's postponing the event to an as yet undetermined point in the futu...
05:56 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Google postpones October 29th event over Hurricane Sandy worries
We hope you weren't basing your calendar around Google's big Android event on October 29th. The company has confirmed to us that it's postponing the event to an as yet undetermined point in the futu...
04:45 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Butlers, lunar rovers, snakes and airboats: the best of Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute
How was your week? We got to spend a couple of days trekking around the Carnegie Mellon campus in Pittsburgh, PA to check out some of the latest projects from the school's world renowned Robotics In...
03:21 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Introducing Engadget's next giveaway: Five iPhone 5s in five days!
A lot of you out there have been anxiously awaiting the holidays, and -- more importantly -- an excuse to get your hands on the latest iPhone. In fact, the demand is so high that Apple is still expe...
01:44 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Oakley unveils Airwave ski goggles equipped with Recon's MOD Live heads-up display, iOS app
Remember late last year when Recon Instruments introduced its MOD Live Android-enabled heads-up display for the likes of ski goggles?Joining the ranks of other optics makers, Oakley's partnered with...
12:37 pm EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Clearwire moves forward with Huawei in network upgrades after federal consultation
China's Huawei has found itself followed by a cloud of suspicion from governments and national security agencies, both in America, and futher afield. A recent announcement from Clearwire stating it ...
10:41 am EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget 9-gigapixel image of the Milky Way reminds us just how small we truly are
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but this just leaves us speechless. Pictured above is a compressed 108,500 x 81,500 pixel image of 84 million stars across central parts of the Milky Wa...
08:34 am EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Reebok-CCM partnering on impact-sensing flexible sports cap, hopes to improve real-time injury analysis
While the whack of two helmets might be an unavoidable part of some high intensity sports, knowing a little more about what's going on during those impacts can mean the difference between a time out...
07:03 am EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget ASUS unveils RT-N12HP WiFi router with extra-long antennas: compensating for anything?
If getting long-range WiFi is a perpetual battle, ASUS just started a nuclear war. Its fresh RT-N12HP router carries a pair of (thankfully removable) high-gain, 9dBi antennas and a separate signal a...
05:29 am EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget HTC One X sees Jelly Bean rollout in Taiwan and Singapore, One S update reportedly coming soon
We've known for months that HTC intends to upgrade the One X to Jelly Bean, but now it appears the update is finally going live, at least for folks in Taiwan. Members of the XDA Developers forum are...
03:55 am EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Sinofsky says Windows 8 PCs can undercut Apple's 'recreational' iPad mini
It just wouldn't be a major Apple launch if there wasn't a Microsoft executive calling out his old rival, would it? In a chat with AllThingsD, Windows division lead Steven Sinofsky has expressed dou...
02:31 am EDT - Sat, October 27, 2012
Engadget LG E960 support manuals confirm Nexus 4 name, 8GB and 16GB configurations
The information leaks ahead Google's Android event next week continue to flow, with the latest thanks to support manuals on LG's Australian and UK websites. While we're already familiar with the pho...
11:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget NYT: Google actively trialing same-day delivery from retail for the chronically impatient
Rumors have floated for the better part of a year that Google has been prepping a same-day delivery service that would pressure eBay and make even Amazon Prime seem pokey. If we're to believe a pair...
10:41 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 upgrade diary: the buying experience
There were balloons. There were streamers. There were brand new Ultrabooks, members of staff unfurling banners, and -- once other customers started to arrive -- there was even a vibe of genuine exci...
10:09 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass now available in Google Play, brings console integration to Android
Hot on the heels of the Dashboard update for the Xbox 360, Microsoft's SmartGlass integration is now a reality for Android users. The companion app branches out from the earlier My Xbox Live app for...
09:33 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Sony intros Virtual Book Club, enlists 'Breakfast Club' alum
Need to talk about books, but hate going over to other people's homes? Move over Oprah, because Sony's helping virtualize the whole experience with Readers Book Club, a virtual book club that lets r...
09:02 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Google Maps adds natural terrain by default outside of satellite views, reminds us the world isn't flat
Everyone knows that Google prides itself on mapping accuracy. If you hadn't checked beyond the base maps in the past few years, though, you'd have thought the terrain was charted in the "here be dra...
08:29 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III mini radios get probed by FCC
The Samsung Galaxy S III mini (aka the GT-i8190) may have a Napolean complex, carrying as it does the name of its bigger sibling while endowed with a garden-variety 4-inch, 800 x 480 screen and othe...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 is in stores today -- are you buying a copy?
That special moment has come which usually rolls around only once every three years: Microsoft has released a new version of Windows. For the version 8 update, though, the stakes are higher than eve...
07:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Microsoft offering free Media Center upgrade to Windows 8 Pro users until January 31st 2013
Home theater PC enthusiasts weren't too thrilled when Microsoft announced that it was stripping Media Center and its codecs for DVD playback and broadcast TV from Windows 8 in favor of a paid add-on...
06:56 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Inside Moog's Sound Lab
As touring acts grow weary from their travels across the US of A, Moog has a spot for them to get re-energized. Inside the synth maker's North Carolina headquarters sits a room that's decked out wit...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is next week!
Hard to believe, but the Engadget Seattle meetup is finally here -- or it will be in a mere matter of days. We've got full guest and waiting lists for our SIC event, so we fully expect to see a whol...
05:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Nikkei, Reuters claim Panasonic may quit European cellphones after its second bruising
Once bitten, twice shy. Panasonic backed out of the European cellphone market in 2005 and gave it a second chance with its Eluga smartphone this spring, but both Nikkei and Reuters hear that the com...
05:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 10 leaks: Android 4.2, Exynos 5250 (1.7GHz), 2,560 x 1,600 resolution
Unless we're looking at one of the most elaborately photographed fakes in the world, this is the Nexus 10. With the Nexus 7 apparently going over quite well at just $199, it was only ever a matter o...
05:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 10 leaks: Android 4.2, 1.7GHz Exynos 5250, 2,560 x 1,600 resolution (update: video)
Unless we're looking at one of the most elaborately photographed fakes in the world, this is the Nexus 10. With the Nexus 7 apparently going over quite well at just $199, it was only ever a matter o...
05:09 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Surface pre-order deliveries delayed in the UK and Canada, Microsoft offers coupon for the inconvenience
We began hearing grumblings of delayed Surface deliveries in the very early hours of this morning, and it seems it's not an unlucky few that are suffering, but an unlucky many. There were reports of...
04:32 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget AUO develops IGZO-based, 65-inch 4K TV screen, vows high resolution without the high power
It's now clear that Sharp doesn't have an exclusive lock on IGZO displays, even for the big-screen TVs that are still the company's domain. AU Optronics has developed a 65-inch IGZO panel that wields...
04:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Get Your Google Back: a hilarious video meant for Windows 8 converts
For those unaware, Windows 8 went on sale today. If all goes well, millions upon millions of Wintel users will be switching the latest OS in the coming months, and there's a giant in Mountain View t...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 37: Halloween Spooktacular with Wayne Coyne, movie monsters and ghost hunting!
Welcome boys and ghouls, to a very spooky episode of The Engadget Show. We've got plenty of tricks and treats for you in this Halloweentastic October episode. We kick things off with a trip to Oklah...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Pantech Flex review
Pantech is known for producing budget Android smartphones that punch above their weight, and the Flex is no exception. Available now on AT&T for $50 with a two-year contract, it delivers a dual-...
03:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Premier shows at Taiwan regulator, carries few traces of its Nexus roots
The Galaxy Premier has so far existed only on the fringes; we've seen unconfirmed benchmarks, model name mentions and press renders, but virtually nothing tangible. Taiwan's NCC regulatory body has ...
03:28 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget HTC to launch Best Deals coupon app for discount-chasing Europeans
In a curious move by smartphone maker HTC, it's announced it'll be launching a new coupon service called "Best Deals." The app / widget combo will aggregate offers from 12 pushers, including familia...
03:07 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 315 - 10.26.2012
We've stopped calling weeks like these "big" because that gives them too much credit for essentially trying to destroy us, from a journalistic perspective, without actually destroying us. From now o...
02:52 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung launches $250 Exynos 5-based Arndale community board for app developers
If you're looking to create that perfect multi-threaded, NFC, GPS-based OpenCL app (and who isn't?), but found your development board options too limited, Samsung has good news. It's just launched t...
02:28 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check
Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game to teach children with anger issues how to te...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X hands-on
When the Neo Geo AES hit the scene 20 years ago, it was one of the largest, most powerful and most expensive game consoles the market had to offer, ringing in at a steep $650. Used AES machines aren...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 63: Will Microsoft's Surface tablet rise to the occasion?
As Windows 8 arrives on the tech scene, Microsoft's retooled operating system carries a truckload of new devices in tow. While the Ultrabooks and All-in-ones are on their way, a lot of attention is ...
01:17 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Motorola scales back ITC case against Xbox, drops WiFi patent complaints
Since taking over Motorola Mobility, Google has started to rein in some of the manufacturer's legal adventures. First, it struck a licensing deal with Apple in Germany, then it withdrew an ITC compl...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Panasonic introduces new Toughbook C2 convertible tablet with Windows 8 Pro for $2,949
The Wire's Lester Freamon was never too far away from his Panasonic Toughbook, and we'd bet he'd be able to handle plenty more wiretaps with one of these. This is the Toughbook C2, the company's lat...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget ASUS VivoTab RT review: everything you loved about the Transformer tablets, but with Windows
More Info ASUS outs Tablets 600 and 810, Transformer-like slates running Windows 8 ASUS outs dockable Windows 8 VivoTab and VivoTab RT ASUS VivoTab RT 10.1-inch Windows 8 RT tablet co...
12:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Vic Gundotra posts Nexus 10 photos to Google +
If anyone is going to get their hands on new Nexus hardware first, it's going to be Google top-brass. So when photos from Senior Vice President of Engineering, Vic Gundotra, show up on his Google &p...
12:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget iFixit opens up new Mac Mini, has no trouble putting it all back together again
iFixit's been on something of an Apple tear lately -- just a day after ripping into the barely-repairable new 13-inch MacBook Pro (not to mention the new nano and touch), the site has gotten its han...
12:01 pm EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget DMCA update shuts down new phone unlocking next year, allows rooting (but not for tablets)
When Congress didst layeth its blessing on the jailbreaking and rooting of all manner of devices, the hacking community saw the miracle and rejoiced. But that amendment to the DMCA two years ago was...
11:23 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Clearwire sees wholesale revenues dip, LTE delays as it posts a $41.3 million net loss in Q3
Clearwire's figures show that the network it isn't cool to love will be making placating faces at its bank manager for yet another quarter. It pulled in revenues of $313.9 million for the three mont...
11:00 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget AccuWeather launches for Windows 8, lets you know if it's dry outside the Metro
So you're finally getting that Surface tablet (or a Windows 8 PC of choice) and have decided that a basic weather app just won't do it justice. AccuWeather agrees with you -- after months of support...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Apple adds Rubles and other currencies to App Store, bumps minimum price to 0.89 in Europe
After announcing slightly under par financials, Apple has added more ways it can be paid for apps, though it also bumped the minimum freight to get one across Europe. The new lowest price users in F...
09:16 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Telus plans LG Optimus G launch on November 13th, other carriers remain shy
LG committed to launching its mostly superb Optimus G to the three major carriers in Canada sometime in November. Just which day the phone would arrive was left a mystery, though, even when Rogers s...
08:28 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Apple publishes 'Samsung did not copy' statement through gritted teeth
Whatever you think of the continual legal tussles between Apple and Samsung, a UK court's decision to force the former into publicly acknowledging that the latter did not copy its design will have s...
07:56 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget IDC: Samsung and Apple still kings of the smartphone market, Nokia loses top five spot to RIM
IDC's third quarter figures are in, complete with a few unexpected shake-ups. The entire cellphone market grew 2.4% over the same time last year, but smartphones shipments drove the majority of that...
07:17 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Apple starts taking pre-orders for fourth gen iPad, iPad mini with delivery as soon as 112
Assuming you were suitably impressed by Apple's show earlier this week, you can now begin queuing for one of its new iPads, whether regular or mini-sized. The WiFi-only versions start shipping Novem...
07:00 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Visualized: GigaPan circa 2006
GigaPan sure has come a long way in a few short years. Sure, it's no Epic Pro, but this old device marked S/N 15 is a pretty cool piece of history for those who love really hi-res images. We spotted...
06:37 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U to be sold at a loss, 3DS starts to turn a profit
Mario's alma mater may be looking at its next big console to bolster its stumbling net income, but it won't be raising its bottom line on hardware alone: Nintendo says the Wii U is going to be sold ...
06:07 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget LG's 84-inch 4K TV goes on sale in the US for $19,999, home mortgage optional
Sony might have beaten LG to the punch in the 84-inch 4K TV wars with its XBR-84X900 pre-orders, but you've got to be on the field to win -- and the first to show up for battle is LG's 84LM9600, whi...
05:06 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2 officially launching in China on October 30th, 16GB and 32GB flavors offered
With all these Snapdragon S4 Pro phones popping up here and there, Xiaomi's finally announcing its launch plan for the retail version of its very own Xiaomi Phone 2 aka MI-Two, which is also powered...
04:06 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget TiVo teases long-awaited HD guide upgrades for fall DVR update
When we originally reviewed the TiVo Premiere DVR back in 2010, one of our laments was that its revamped HD guide style didn't cover all of the screens in its menu system, and the issue still existe...
02:53 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11:30pm ET!
Ready for a fireside chat? We are, and we're delighted to have a special guest with us: it's Richard Lai, Editor-in-Chief of Engadget Chinese and the main character involved in the now-infamous (and...
02:17 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget AirBot and WaterBot help localize pollution data collection (video)
Want to do something about pollution in our water and air? Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Lab is working on a few interesting solutions to the problem of localizing pollution data with a trio of devices a...
01:22 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II now available from Sprint for $300 on a two-year contract
Whether you're an existing or prospecting Sprint customer, the carrier's new big thing is now on sale. Priced at a whopping $300 with a two-year service agreement, the Samsung Galaxy Note II is the ...
12:38 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Strategy Analytics claims Android reached 41 percent of tablets in Q3, iPad may have felt the heat
Three months can make all the difference, at least if you're drafting estimates at Strategy Analytics. Now that we know 14 million iPads shipped in the third quarter, the analyst group believes that...
12:02 am EDT - Fri, October 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung makes $7.4 billion in Q3 profits, surpasses expectations
Samsung set the bar a little lower than the final mark when it told investors its expectations earlier this month, posting $7.4 billion in operating profits for Q3 and $5.97 billion in net income. T...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with MSI's S20 Slidebook Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook
We just had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with MSI's latest creation, the S20 Slidebook. This ultra light (2.3 pounds / 1kg) and thin (0.78-inches / 19.8mm) convertible Ultrabook runs Wi...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with MSI's S20 Slidebook Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook (update: video)
We just had the opportunity to get some hands-on time with MSI's latest creation, the S20 Slidebook. This ultra light (2.3 pounds / 1kg) and thin (0.78-inches / 19.8mm) convertible Ultrabook runs Wi...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with MSI's S20 Slidebook, a $1,099 Windows 8 convertible Ultrabook (update: video)
We just got some hands-on time with MSI's latest creation, the S20 Slidebook. This ultra light (2.3 pounds / 1kg) and thin (0.78-inches / 19.8mm) convertible Ultrabook runs Windows 8 (naturally) and...
11:03 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Tip has Mobilicity's 21Mbps HSPA+ network going live next week with throttling after 6GB
Mobilicity's much-needed 21Mbps network upgrade may be almost at hand... with a catch. A leak to MobileSyrup reportedly has the HSPA+ network arriving sometime next week in tandem with an $80 H...
10:14 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Auto-tune this! Research team restores 134 year-old audio recording (update: audio links)
A Berkeley Lab research team in California has successfully restored a 134 year-old audio recording. The historic audio was originally captured in 1878 by a phonograph designed by Thomas Edison, whi...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook: 1.3 million Apple TVs sold in Q4, 5 million for 2012 fiscal year
Tim Cook keeps saying it's a hobby, but if Apple keeps selling its little TV hockey pucks at this rate, he may have to change his tune. On Apple's Q4 earnings call today, the company revealed that i...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook sees Microsoft Surface as a 'fairly compromised, confusing product'
Anyone wondering what Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks of Microsoft's new Surface tablet didn't have to wait long to get an answer. Cook offered a fairly blunt assessment of the device on the company's qua...
09:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget New York Times for Windows 8 hands-on (video)
While today's Windows 8 launch event in NYC didn't open our eyes and ears to anything we haven't known Microsoft's latest OS and the Surface RT tablet, we did take a few moments to spend some time ...
08:51 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Warner, Redbox agree to 28 day delay on disc rentals, UltraViolet support for Redbox Instant
Redbox and Warner Bros. were at odds in January when Warner wanted to extend the window before discs hit kiosks to 56 days, but now the two have come to an agreement that keeps it at a 28 day delay....
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Apple Q4 2012 earnings: $36 billion in revenue, $8.2 billion net profit, narrowly beats estimates
Just a day after introducing the iPad mini, a revised iMac, a 4th-generation iPad and a retooled Mac mini, the company is outing its Q4 2012 earnings -- and it looks as if it has narrowly edged Wall...
08:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Apple Q4 2012 earnings: $36 billion in revenue, $8.2 billion net profit
Just a day after introducing the iPad mini, a revised iMac, a 4th-generation iPad and a retooled Mac mini, the company is outing its Q4 2012 earnings -- and it looks as if it has narrowly fell short...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim's off flying planes on the other side of the world. Thankfully, however, nothing really happened this week in tech news, right? Right?Continue reading The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM...
08:16 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Apple nearing deal with labels for internet radio service, says Bloomberg
Rumors of a music streaming service from Apple have been circulating since the dawn of the iPod age. Bloomberg is reporting that an internet radio platform from Cupertino is nearing reality, as talk...
08:11 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Visualized: A sea of Surfaces
A wall of 100 of iPads at WWDC 2012? How about a sea of hundreds of Microsoft's Surface RT tablets and accessory keyboard covers standing under the hot lights?Filed under: Misc, Tablets, MicrosoftVi...
08:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Amazon Q3 2012 earnings: $13.18 billion revenue, net loss of $274 million
Amazon has just released its earnings for the third quarter of the year and it looks like it's slightly off analysts' expectations. The company reported $13.18 billion in revenue (a growth of 27 per...
07:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Moog's LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype wields touch control of 96 simultaneous harmonics, we go eyes-on (video)
Late last week, Moog outed its LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype and offered a glimpse at its latest R&D unit. Even though it's still in the early phases of beta-testing, we were able to stop by ...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 review: two times is a charm for this phone-in-tablet combo
It's only been half a year since the peculiar PadFone made its much-delayed entry into select markets, and earlier this week, ASUS' launch of its second-gen phone-in-tablet brings us back to this ol...
06:52 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget New York Times releases Windows 8 app for all the news that's fit to tile
The newspaper of record announced today that it will be arriving on Windows 8 tomorrow, offering up full articles, videos, photos and blogs to subscribers. Non-subscribers, on the other hand, will j...
06:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget NaNoWriMo progress meter uses Arduino to fight writer's block, may be its own distraction (video)
We've all had that moment where we sit in front of the keyboard and have trouble just getting started. It can be an especially dire problem when the 30-day deadline of National Novel Writing Month (...
06:06 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Ortustech builds the world's smallest 4K display at 9.6 inches: your tablet has nothing on this
Think that iPad's Retina display is sharp? Ortustech would argue that it's old hat. The company's new LCD occupies a similar dimension at 9.6 inches, but it also carries an extremely dense 3,840 x 2...
05:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Warner Bros. to ditch 28-day release delay for rental stores?
Warner Bros. may have doubled its 28-day embargo on new releases for kiosk operators (even if they side-step it), but endangered bricks-and-mortar rental stores could be treated to the exact opposit...
05:18 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Nikon's Small World microscope photography contest winners
3D render? The latest submission to deviantART? No, that's a microscopic photo of the blood-brain barrier in a live zebrafish embryo taken by Dr. Jennifer Peters and Dr. Michael Taylor at 20X magnif...
04:53 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 with North American 3G passes through the FCC, might spoil the surprise
At this rate, there might not be much new to show in Google's playground. ASUS has passed a ME370TG tablet through the FCC's approval process -- which sounds ordinary, until you remember that the cu...
04:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget PSA: Windows 8 available to buy starting tonight
Microsoft's stunning new operating system is finally ready for public consumption, starting tonight. The new OS is launching globally in more than 140 markets and in over 37 languages and you'll be ...
04:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Amazon debuts Kindle Windows 8 app
With all the hubbub surrounding today's Microsoft event, who can blame Amazon for wanting to get in on the action? The mega-retailer used the opportunity to announce the Windows 8 version of its pop...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget DARPA's Pet-Proto robot climbs, balances, jumps, comes to get you
While Boston Dynamics' Cheetah has already premiered, speeding along on its robot-friendly treadmill, we've now got a better glimpse at how the similarly DARPA-funded human-hunting obstacle-scaling ...
03:46 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Flipboard for Android gains audio, lets us tune into SoundCloud from our Samsung
Flipboard on iOS has had audio for some time, giving users the chance to go all high-brow as they listen to NPR while browsing the news on their iPad. It's Android's turn to adopt that cultured stan...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Can Pals help kids get their voices heard (video)
Message from Me isn't the only way Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Labis helping kids communicate. The lab's Hear Me team has come up with Can Pals, a clever twist on the tin can phone that helps students ...
03:13 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Celebrate Windows 8 day with this livestream of Microsoft's launch event (video)
Microsoft's big coming out day for Windows 8 is finally upon us. In celebration, Redmond's throwing a launch party for its newest OS update on New York City's Pier 57. You may not be able to join in...
02:58 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Apple camera RAW update for OS X supports Canon EOS M, Nikon D600, compulsive photography
Not every update Apple makes to its RAW support in OS X merits attention, but when a new revision covers several of the biggest camera launches of the year in one fell swoop, we'll have our eyebrows...
02:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S III on Sprint beginning today
Sprint's the first US carrier to get the long-awaited Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Featured as an OTA update, your device may start seeing it as early as today. Don'...
02:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget AMD, Intel and RSA team up, form the Cyber Security Research Alliance
Sure, it's not the first elite cybercrime-fighting team we've heard of, it's also not everyday you hear the likes of Intel, Lockheed Martin and AMD buddying up on research. The companies are looking...
01:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TL comes to AT&T on November 2 for $99 with a two-year contract
We've already gotten our collective mitts on Sony's Xperia TL, and come November 2nd, you'll be able to do the same by plunking down $99.99 and inking a two-year contract with AT&T. In case you ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey Flow keyboard takes the fight to Swype with predictive gestures (video)
SwiftKey must be keen to finish its bout with Swype, as it just went for the knockout. It's launching SwiftKey Flow, an extension of its Android keyboard that blends SwiftKey's familiar word predict...
12:51 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Nintendo 3DS to get Recochoku music streaming and download service in Japan, launches in December
Today's early Nintendo Direct broadcast didn't have much in the way of new hardware pricing or surprises, but it did reveal a new music service for 3DS users in Japan. The handheld will soon be able...
12:39 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears down 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, rates it two grumpy kittens for repairability
You know the drill (er, screwdriver): someone releases a shiny new gadget and the internet tears it apart, both figuratively and literally. iFixit did the latter like clockwork, getting its tools on...
12:25 pm EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget China goes from zero to 200 million 3G users in only three years
Considering that China 3G network trials only started in anger in 2009, and that the figure stood at 100 million users just last year, a new report from Sina Tech that the number now stands at 202.6...
11:05 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Sprint sells 1.5 million iPhones, 1 million other smartphones, but makes a net loss of $767 million
Sprint's latest financials show that while the network is slowly stemming the flow of cash from its veins, it's not quite there in terms of turning a profit. The country's third biggest carrier suff...
11:01 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Canon announces Q3 2012 results: operating profit down 42 percent to $908 million
Canon just released its Q3 2012 earnings reported, and things aren't looking peachy right now for the camera maker: revenue is down 13 percent to $10.3 billion from last Q3 last year, while profit t...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Pocket brings its 'read it later' service to Mac App Store, keeps its free status
We know Pocket has had a strong presence on iOS, Android and other platforms for quite some time now, but today the service formerly known as Read it Later announced it is now making its way to a bi...
10:45 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 appears early at Carphone Warehouse, October 30th release date
Whoa there! The next Nexus just got an early reveal over at UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. Delivery is currently pegged for October 30th and it's got brand new Android 4.1.2. The preorder listing c...
10:41 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Honeywell unveils Dolphin 70e Black: a ruggedized smartphone that can take a wallop
Honeywell's pulled back the curtains on its Dolphin 70e Black smartphone for folks in jobs where hardware needs to endure some rough and tumble. Pricing or detailed specs weren't revealed, but the h...
10:12 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Audi R8 e-tron won't see public sale, will be used for internal evaluation only
It's time to put your dreams of owning Audi's R8 e-tron to bed -- the German automaker won't be shipping the electric car to dealerships, according to a Wired source. The record setting vehicle's sa...
09:30 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 002 - 10.25.2012
New week, new set of high profile product releases and service details. As you might have heard, Apple launched a new tablet, Microsoft's Surface and Windows 8 finally see the cold light of day, and...
09:11 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget TSMC's 28-nanometer process pays off as it rakes in $1.68 billion profit in Q3
Everything is relative, so when a chip foundry like TSMC (which produces gear for the likes of NVIDIA) has a bad quarter, that means it only made a $1 billion in profit. Today's numbers reveal that ...
08:49 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Sharp announces first TVs with Moth-Eye technology: the AQUOS XL series
Sharp may look like it's in trouble, but that's not stopping it bringing new displays to the market, including today's announcement of the AQUOS Quattron 3D XL TV line. Behind the mouthful of acrony...
08:39 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GH3 launches on December 13th, but pricing remains a mystery
Panasonic's forthcoming mirror-less multimedia wonder has been given a release date. Yep, the Lumix GH3, with its 'unlimited recording time' and magnesium alloy build, will arrive in the Land of the...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget New Kindles start shipping today in Europe, Lovefilm launches on Kindle Fire
As promised, Amazon has started shipping its latest Kindles on the other side of the Atlantic, with the Kindle Paperwhite as well as the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD making the trip. Amazon's bran...
06:37 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Open webOS-powered HDTVs said to be on the way from... LG?
If you were wondering what was next for webOS now that it's gone all open source on us, webOS Nation chimes in with word that Gram is working with LG to bring it to connected HDTVs. Several names fr...
05:52 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Verizon, AT&T put Samsung's Galaxy Note II on pre-sale for $300 with a two-year contract
Samsung's Galaxy Note II played coy at first by only hanging out with the European crowd, but now that it's here, it's the life of the US carrier party. The two biggest, AT&T and Verizon, have n...
05:37 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Open webOS-powered HDTVs said to be on the way from... LG?
If you were wondering what was next for webOS now that it's gone all open source on us, webOS Nation chimes in with word that Gram is working with LG to bring it to connected HDTVs. Several names fr...
04:49 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Message from Me offers dispatches from early education, we go eyes-on (video)
What do you get when you attach a point-and-shoot, display, microphone, RFID reader and a bunch of big buttons to a clear plastic box and stick it all in a classroom with a bunch of three- to five-y...
03:53 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend Y heads to US Cellular, is available now for $30 on contract
Despite being involved in a recent national security controversy in the US, Huawei isn't quite ready to slow down its plans to bring as many handsets as possible over to Stateside shores. Today, the...
02:49 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung 2012 Smart TVs get Amazon Instant Video streaming app, synchronicity with your Kindle Fire
Samsung just sweetened the streaming video pot for current and would-be owners of its modern Smart TVs. Viewers who've been craving Amazon Instant Video can download an app today to watch movies and...
01:53 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget LaCie intros Porsche Design drive for Macs with SSD and USB 3.0, helps the speed match the name
Porsche Design may not be directly involved in building German supercars, but there are certain expectations to be met, aren't there? LaCie is rolling out a new version of its Porsche Design hard dr...
01:24 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Sprint rolls out new 4G tablet data plans November 11th, likely just in time for new(er) iPad, iPad mini
As a carrier trailing Verizon and AT&T in terms of subscribers and now 4G coverage, Sprint has made it a habit to undercut the other two on value. While its upcoming tablet-specific data plans w...
01:21 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget System76 debuts Sable Complete all-in-one PC with Ubuntu pre-installed
Sure, it's not too much trouble to install Ubuntu on the all-in-one PC of your choice, but those looking for an out-of-the-box option now have a new one to consider courtesy of System76. The company...
12:21 am EDT - Thu, October 25, 2012
Engadget Google Trekker goes to the Grand Canyon, takes Street View souvenirs back home
You might remember Google's unveiling this spring of the Street View Trekker, a seeming cross between a backpack and Van de Graaff generator that lets the mapping team produce 360-degree imagery whe...
11:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon hands-on
So far we've had the opportunity to review the global edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note II -- as well as get our hands on three of the five variants known to be making their way to the US -- but to...
11:18 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Skype 6.0 lands with Microsoft and Facebook account integration, Retina support
You're probably saying to yourself, "didn't Skype just get a Windows 8-friendly refresh?" Why yes, yes it did. But Skype 6.0 here isn't limited to Windows RT slates, instead it's designed for more t...
10:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Razer's gaming tablet drops by the FCC, leaves handles at home
Looking for a gaming tablet you can really grab? Don't look at the latest FCC filings then -- Federal regulators appear to have snagged some exclusive hands-on time with Razer's upcoming Project Fio...
10:21 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Foursquare for Android updated for more social check-ins, shares club-hopping with the world
There's a good reason Foursquare has an Overshare badge. Still, that hasn't stopped the location service from rolling out an update to Android users that simplifies broadcasting your position to the...
09:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget ITC rules that Samsung violates four Apple patents covering design, touch
The back and forth continues. US International Trade Commission Administrative Law Judge Thomas Pender has made an initial ruling that some Samsung's devices violate four Apple patents, including on...
09:13 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II to arrive at US Cellular on Friday, pre-orders ship tomorrow
US Cellular has been offering the Samsung Galaxy Note II on pre-order for over a month now, but it just sent out an email clarifying that the device will be stocked on retail and virtual shelves beg...
09:05 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Where you at? Sprint Direct Connect Now brings push-to-talk to select Android devices
Sprint announced on Wednesday the availability of its new Direct Connect Now Android app, which brings push-to-talk capabilities to the Kyocera Rise and LG Optimus Elite with support for other devic...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Alcatel One Touch Shockwave reaches US Cellular, takes your bumps and scrapes for $50
Those of us picking budget smartphones in the US seldom have the choice of a toughened smartphone, and it's even more of a challenge when we're not signed on to one of the top four carriers. US Cell...
07:32 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Alcatel One Touch Shockwave reaches US Cellular, takes your bumps and scrapes for $50
Those of us picking budget smartphones in the US seldom have the choice of a toughened smartphone, and it's even more of a challenge when we're not signed on to one of the top four carriers. US Cell...
07:11 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Platypus airboats have a Nexus S for a brain, we go eyes-on (video)
Here's another extremely cool offshoot of the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. Platypus LLC build autonomous robotic airboats that can be deployed for a wide range of usages including environment...
06:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Corning touts 1 billion Gorilla Glass devices: that's a lot of face-saving surfaces
You could argue that toughened glass is the cornerstone of the modern mobile industry: without the knowledge that our touchscreen phones and tablets could survive the everyday risks of scratches and...
06:29 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei gives Australia peeks at its network hardware and code to regain trust
Huawei has had an image problem lately among countries skittish about trusting a Chinese telecom giant with the backbone of networks that its home government might like to snoop. The company's Austr...
06:17 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Verizon's HTC DLX may be called Droid DNA, Windows Phone 8 devices get tentative prices
Verizon is one of the more common proponents of silly Android device names, in part through its insistence on that "Droid" prefix for some hardware. When its smartphone badges practically demand a p...
06:08 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to receive the Dolby Atmos treatment
The CinemaCon crowd may not have been keen on 48fps footage of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but we defy anyone to say they don't want the best sound possible. A select few will get just that, ...
05:47 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod code fixed to prevent unlock gestures from being logged locally on handsets
If you're one of the root-and-ROM brigade, it's also likely that you have a keen eye on what goes on under the hood of your mobile OS. It might, then, come as a surprise to users of CyanogenMod, tha...
05:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down
At today's prices, building a Six Million Dollar Man would cost around $31 million. Of course, being a TV show means the Office of Scientific Intelligence doesn't have too many bionic employees, but...
04:54 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)
It's an Arduino -- you know, for kids. Or, as BirdBrain Technologies' chief robot design Tom Lauwers put it, a "pre-Arduino." It's never too early to get kids into robot building -- or so goes the t...
04:31 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget ESRB now supports Windows 8, introduces cost-free questionnaire for rating digital games
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has a huge responsibility -- to rate and regulate the entire medium of video games -- but only has so many resources with which to do so. With the rise of di...
04:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 24th: Canon EOS Rebel DSLR bundles and refurbished 3rd-gen iPads
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 ...
03:42 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Square launches in Canada, streamlines payments on the world stage
For all of Square's fast growth, it's been exclusively the domain of US shopkeeps; others had to scrounge for an alternative, if there was one at all. The payment pioneer clearly isn't content to is...
03:19 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Eton announces Boost line, lets you crank your way to a charged phone
Is your cell phone dead and there's nary an outlet in sight? It's not an issue if you're feeling zesty and also toting a BoostTurbine hand charger, which Eton just announced as part of its new porta...
02:56 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Broadcom's 2012 Q3 sees $2.13 billion sales turn into a $220 million profit
If you need to borrow a couple of bucks to tide you over until payday, then the folks over at Broadcom should be feeling altruistic. The chip maker's latest financials show that it pulled in $2.13 bi...
02:21 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Over 60 Barnes & Noble locations victims of PIN pad tampering, customer data at risk
Book retailer Barnes & Noble this morning revealed that 63 of its stores have been victims of PIN pad tampering, following an internal investigation of "every PIN pad in every store" (just under...
02:03 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Robotic butlers, bartenders and receptionists at Carnegie Mellon (video)
At school like Carnegie Mellon, it sort of figures that you'd find robots just about everywhere, performing the sorts of tasks we've traditionally left to us more fleshy types. In the two days we've...
01:38 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Apple Store now has Lightning to HDMI and VGA adapters at $49 a pop, souped-up iPad charger
We noticed during the iPhone 5 launch that Apple had a big caveat with its Lightning to 30-pin adapter: no video or iPod out support. Now that the new iPads are here with that same connector, the pr...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung TecTiles 3.0 update offers more options for NFC tagging, now available in Play Store
Samsung's NFC tagging app -- known as TecTiles -- made its official debut in June, but the company isn't putting a halt to its progression anytime soon. This morning Sammy announced version 3.0 of t...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile review
More Info Samsung Galaxy Note II (N7100) review Samsung Galaxy Note II (T-Mobile) hands-on Samsung Galaxy Note II (AT&T) hands-on The Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to America,...
12:34 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Dutch court rules that Samsung didn't infringe on Apple multi-touch patent
Once again, a decision has been made on an Apple versus Samsung patent dispute. This time, it's a Dutch court in the Hague, ruling that Samsung does not infringe on a Cupertino patent relating to ce...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant launches on Android, but only on ICS for now
Dragon Go! has been given the elbow, with the slightly more professional sounding Dragon Mobile Assistant taking its place. Nuance has expanded on its predecessor's verbal commands, with new functio...
11:50 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T sells 4.7 million iPhones and 1.4 million smartphones to make a $3.6 billion profit in Q3 2012
AT&T's third quarter figures show that while the company's turnover has remained flat, its net profit dipped to $3.6 billion from $6.8 billion in the previous quarter. That dip is attributed to ...
11:50 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget AT&T sells 4.7 million iPhones and 1.4 million other smartphones, makes $3.6 billion profit in Q3
AT&T's third quarter figures have shown that the network certainly has a handle on this "selling smartphones" malarkey. In the last three months, it's managed to ship 6.1 million smartphones, of...
11:15 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget MIT researchers use algebraic equation that improves WiFi and LTE data streams: boosts speed, reduces network congestion
Dodging the issues of spectrum auctions and more cell towers, researchers at MIT have discovered that they can use an algebraic equation to improve data speeds by reducing dropped packets. It's thes...
10:27 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget EU antitrust commission charges Microsoft over browser selection 'breach'
European regulators have charged Microsoft for not giving Windows 7 users a choice of internet browsers when they install the OS. Although this is only an initial step towards a fine for the softwar...
10:02 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz announces the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 keyboard for pro gamers, pre-order now for $200
There are keyboards, and then there are Mad Catz keyboards... and now, the company's constructed a new pro peripheral to rest your wrists on -- the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5. Just like the other mission contro...
09:12 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile now available for $370 on contract
T-Mobile may be a bit late to the Samsung Galaxy Note II party, but the mega-sized 5.5-inch smartphone has now landed in its online store for $370 on contract. You'll need to commit yourself for two...
09:01 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Digital Storm Bolt stuffs full-power graphics into a mini gaming desktop, stretches laws of physics
Attempts to create truly small gaming desktops usually involve at least some kind of performance hit. Even HP's category-bending Firebird, one of the few stand-out examples, had to use toned-down gr...
07:59 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Nintendo reports continued first-half losses for 2012, is waiting on the Wii U
Nintendo's reported its financial results for the first of half of the year, and things are still a little rocky. Net sales in the last six months have decreased 6.8 percent compared to the same poi...
06:54 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Kindle Paperwhite, Fire and Fire HD now up for pre-order in Japan
Amazon's just announced that it's bringing the entire Kindle family to Japan. The basic Paperwhite is now available to pre-order for 8,480 yen from the online retailer, with the 3G version arriving ...
06:54 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Kindle Paperwhite and two Fires up for pre-order in Japan, Kindle Store opens there tomorrow
Amazon's just announced that it's bringing the entire Kindle family to Japan. The basic Paperwhite is now available to pre-order for 8,480 yen (around $106) from the online retailer, with the 3G ver...
06:45 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget HP fills in pricing and availability details for its sprawling Windows 8 line-up
HP has just announced pricing and availability for its burgeoning Windows 8 lineup of hybrid PCs, notebooks, all-in-ones, desktops and business PCs. The company seem to be wooing every niche out the...
06:09 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Best Buy listing reminds us that the LG Spectrum 2 is still on its way to Verizon
A few months back an anonymous tipster gave us a candid look at the Verizon-bound LG Spectrum 2, but after a couple more sightings here and there, the trail eventually went cold and Big Red's unanno...
05:21 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Rara.com expands to iOS, Windows 8 and more countries
Rara.com has been mighty busy since its luddite-friendly music streaming service launched at the end of last year, and now it's reporting the outcome of those 10 months of toil. In addition to an im...
04:32 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget LG records a 'solid' $138.57 million net profit for Q3, keeps the positive trend going
LG Electronics has reported its earnings for Q3 2012, notching its third straight quarter of positive income with a net profit of 157 billion won ($138.57 million) and "solid" performances from its ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget IBM announces Smarter Energy Research Institute, aims to improve energy grids (video)
IBM is no stranger to energy concerns, and now its founded the Smarter Energy Research Institute in partnership with Canada's Hydro-Québec, the Netherlands' Alliander, and the US' DTE Energy ...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Nikon 1 V2 unveiled: 14.2 megapixel ILC shoots 15fps stills for $899.95 in November
It was just over a year ago when Nikon first dipped its toe into mirrorless waters with its first two 1 System cameras, the V1 and J1. Now, the company has released the V1's successor, the aptly nam...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Nikon 1 V2 mirrorless camera hands-on! (video)
If you followed the launch of Nikon's J2 interchangeable-lens compact recently, then waking up to today's announcement of a higher-specced V2 probably won't come as a huge surprise. Nevertheless, wh...
03:41 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Robot Hall of Fame inducts Big Dog, PackBot, Nao and WALL-E (video)
It's the sort of ceremony that's so magical it can only occur on even-numbered years. Inventors, educators, entertainers, college students and media folk gathered at the Carnegie Science Center in P...
03:24 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget eFun's Nextbook Premium 10SE tablet with ICS now available for $280
In a market slightly populated by some great well-priced tablets, and one that eFun is quite familiar with, the company decided now was a good time to add yet another slate into the mix. And while t...
02:54 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Canon's upcoming 5D Mark III firmware update brings uncompressed HDMI output support, enhanced AF functionality
Proud owners of that sleek and relatively powerful Mark III will be happy to know Canon has just announced a firmware update for its flagship 5D model. The Japanese camera maker is touting this upco...
02:23 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Boeing tests microwave missile that knocks out electronics, represents our worst nightmare (video)
Forget bombs or the robopocalypse. In our minds, the most fearsome weapon is the one that disables our gadgets. That's what makes Boeing's newly tested Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Adv...
01:42 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Google delivers search app for Windows 8 with a touch of tablet optimization
It's not a finished, Windows 8-tuned Chrome build, but we'll take it. Much as Google has been catering to iOS users who don't have its search completely baked into the platform, there's now a dedica...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review
When Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablets with a flashy, top secret Los Angeles event, it didn't just mark the beginning of a new (and utterly critical) phase for the history of the company. It ma...
12:32 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 321 - 10.23.2012
The Boxee TV is official, so what do we think of its antenna / ClearQAM broadcast-to-cloud DVR aspirations? We'll dig into that, as well as Simple.TV and Aereo's announcements in the past week. A JVC...
12:03 am EDT - Wed, October 24, 2012
Engadget Snag YouTube's redesign early with a quick browser cookie change
After a debut this summer, YouTube's visual refresh hasn't rolled out to all of its users, but the folks at OMG! Chrome! have stumbled upon a way for you to get in on the action a little early. Simp...
11:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple's Oct. 23rd event roundup: iPad mini, 4th gen iPad, new iMac, 13-inch MBP with Retina Display and more
Apple teased that it had "a little more to show" us prior to today's San Francisco event, but it's clear now that the phrasing was humble at best. Not only has the much-anticipated, rumored and leak...
11:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple's Oct. 23rd event roundup: iPad mini, 4th gen iPad, new iMac, 13-inch Retina MBP and more
Apple teased that it had "a little more to show" us prior to today's San Francisco event, but it's clear now that the phrasing was humble at best. Not only has the much-anticipated, rumored and leak...
10:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G comes with locked bootloader, might not be cause for panic
We're fans of the LG Optimus G, although the custom ROM lovers among us might want to tamp down their expectations after this. We've confirmed comments to Android Central that the late 2012 flagship...
10:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple updates Final Cut Pro X with slew of new features, now available for download
Amidst all the announcements made at the California Theatre earlier today, Apple very quietly pushed out a fresh version of its famed (and at times controversial) video editing software, Final Cut P...
10:19 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Some Apple stores offering exchanges on iPads purchased in the last 30 days
We get it, some of you are feeling a little burned by the iPad update today. It was only about eight months ago that Apple's slate was last refreshed with the stunning Retina display, now its gotten...
09:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget AMD FX-8350 review roundup: enthusiasts still won't be totally enthused
Now that AMD's fresh new FX processors based on the Piledriver architecture are out in the wild, the specialist hardware sites have seen fit to benchmark the top-lining FX-8350. Overall, the group f...
09:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget 8GB Nexus 7 no longer in available at Google Play store
Google seems to have run out of the 8GB version of its Nexus 7 tablet. Sometime today, the $200 slate went from "In Stock" to "Coming Soon", with the Play store giving would-be purchasers the option...
09:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget 8GB Nexus 7 no longer available at Google Play store
Google seems to have run out of the 8GB version of its Nexus 7 tablet. Sometime today, the $200 slate went from "In Stock" to "Coming Soon", with the Play store giving would-be purchasers the option...
09:08 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Visualized: A look inside Moog's analog synthesizer factory
While we're waiting for Moogfest to officially kick off this weekend, we stopped by the headquarters of Moog Music in Asheville, North Carolina to catch a glimpse of the analog action. The entire co...
08:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Google Drive apps reach the Chrome Web Store and Chrome OS for quicker web work
It's a long overdue match, really -- if the Google Drive productivity suite is considered the centerpiece of Google's web app catalog, and the Chrome Web Store is the catalog, why weren't the two co...
08:32 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Facebook posts $59 million net loss in fiscal Q3, touts 1.01 billion active users
The bloom is slightly off the rose for Facebook. After a banner first post-IPO quarter, it's recording a net loss in its fiscal third quarter of $59 million despite its revenue climbing to $1.26 bil...
08:10 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Netflix Q3 2012 earnings: 2 million more streaming subscribers worldwide, $8 million net income
Netflix saw a return to profitability and more than half a million new US subscribers in the second quarter of this year, and it's now announced that it's added a full two million more streaming mem...
07:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget's post-iPad mini event live broadcast from San Jose
Wowza. Can you believe Tim Cook did that thing with the unicycle and the polar bear to close out the show? Just kidding! If you were following along with the liveblog you'd know we're just pull in' ...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS expands its Zenbook line of Ultrabooks to include 14- and 15-inch models
About a year ago, when Ultrabooks were first starting to go on sale, ASUS was one of the first out of the gate with some lightweight, Intel-approved ultraportables. Since then, it's released a handf...
07:39 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget New Apple iPad mini, 4th-generation iPad reach the FCC
Apple's iPad mini and 4th-generation iPad didn't arrive alone. In the company's time-honored tradition, it has timed the FCC filings for both devices to show up alongside the products themselves. Ea...
07:34 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Report: Zynga shutters Boston, Austin, and Chicago studios, lays off over 100 employees
While Apple was busy introducing new devices and updating its existing ones this morning, Facebook game creator Zynga was apparently relieving itself of several studios worth of employees. Several r...
07:34 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Zynga shutters Boston, UK and Japan studios, lays off 5% of full-time staff
While Apple was busy introducing new devices and updating its existing ones this morning, Facebook game creator Zynga was apparently relieving itself of several studios worth of employees. Several r...
07:10 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget iPad Mini vs. the new (and newer) iPad: what's different?
We've all known that iPad prototypes of every shape and size reside inside Apple's design lab, but few of us believed we'd ever see one on store shelves. Of course, when the rumor machine leapt into...
07:07 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPad mini event video now available for replay
Apple decided to broadcast its event live this time around (provided you had an appropriate Apple device), but those that missed it as it happened expectedly aren't out of luck. The company has made...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS VivoTab RT tablet arrives October 26th, starting at $599 for the 32GB model; keyboard dock included
In case you haven't heard, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of Windows devices are going on sale this week. Today it's ASUS' turn to give its lineup a formal coming-out party: the company is hosting a ...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS VivoTab RT tablet arrives October 26th, starting at $599 for the 32GB model; keyboard dock included (update: eyes-on!)
In case you haven't heard, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of Windows devices are going on sale this week. Today it's ASUS' turn to give its lineup a formal coming-out party: the company is hosting a ...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS outs ET2300 all-in-one desktop with articulating, 23-inch touchscreen, optional Thunderbolt
If you're a PC maker launching a new lineup of Windows 8 devices, you're going to look awfully square if you don't have at least one touch-enabled all-in-one to show off. Clearly, ASUS got the memo....
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS outs ET2300 all-in-one desktop with articulating, 23-inch touchscreen, optional Thunderbolt (update: eyes-on!)
If you're a PC maker launching a new lineup of Windows 8 devices, you're going to look awfully square if you don't have at least one touch-enabled all-in-one to show off. Clearly, ASUS got the memo....
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS announces three budget-friendly laptops with touchscreens, the VivoBook Q200, S400 and S500
Remember when Ultrabook prices dropped to around $700 and everyone cheered? Well, get ready for some one-upping: here at a New York City press event, ASUS just announced a line of lightweight, touch...
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS announces three budget-friendly laptops with touchscreens, the VivoBook Q200, S400 and S500 (update: eyes-on)
Remember when Ultrabook prices dropped to around $700 and everyone cheered? Well, get ready for some one-upping: here at a New York City press event, ASUS just announced a line of lightweight, touch...
06:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget iPad mini coming to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in mid-November starting at $459
Today, Apple finally announced its highly anticipated iPad mini. This 7.9-inch "little tablet that could" will be available from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint with shipping starting "a couple of week...
06:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS TAICHI dual-screen Ultrabook coming in November for $1,300 and up, 13-inch version to follow a month later
Although we've now seen many dozens of Windows 8 devices, the ASUS TAICHI remains one of the most memorable -- it's unusual, after all, for a PC maker to make a laptop with displays on both sides of...
06:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS TAICHI dual-screen Ultrabook coming in November for $1,300, 13-inch version to follow a month later
Although we've now seen many dozens of Windows 8 devices, the ASUS TAICHI remains one of the most memorable -- it's unusual, after all, for a PC maker to make a laptop with displays on both sides of...
06:39 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple iMac (2012) hands-on!
Look out, world -- Apple just unleashed its latest iMac, and we agree that it might just be the biggest leap in the platform since we left Bondi Blue. It's hard to overstate just how phenomenal this...
06:34 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple iPad mini hands-on!
At long last, it's the iPad mini. Unveiled today at a special event in San Jose, the slightly more portable iPad most certainly looks like its 9.7-inch elder, but it's equipped with the same Lightni...
06:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro hands-on!
Apple just introduced its second Retina display MacBook: the 13-inch MacBook Pro, which starts at $1,699 and is shipping today. Just months after the 15-incher was gifted with a display that packs m...
06:12 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget The iPad mini vs. the competition: fight!
The traditional trail of inventory listings, leaked casings and internal components have teased us enough: it's finally time to get down to the nitty gritty specs, and see how Apple's latest (and da...
06:09 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple introduces new Smart Cover for iPad mini
Not a huge surprise here, but Apple has also introduced a new polyurethane Smart Cover for the iPad mini. While mostly identical in appearance to its larger counterpart, this smaller version does do...
05:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple announces iPad Mini with a 7.9-inch, 1,024 x 768 display
There it is, the long-telegraphed iPad mini has just been announced at Apple's late-2012 press conference. The 7.9-inch display device has the same 1,024 x 768 resolution as the iPad 2, which doesn'...
05:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple announces 7.9-inch iPad mini with a 1,024 x 768 display, A5 CPU and optional LTE for $329
Well, hello there, the worst-kept secret in tech. Apple's iPad mini is the company's newest device, a 7.9-inch tablet that's designed to go toe-to-toe with Google's Nexus 7. For now, it'll sit along...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple announces 4th generation iPad
It's not quite what we expected, but Apple has just introduced us to a new, 4th generation iPad at it's event in San Jose, California today. It's essentially a hardware refresh for Apple's 3rd gen s...
05:49 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple announces 4th generation iPad packing an A6X CPU, Lightning connector and FaceTime HD camera
It's not quite what we expected, but Apple has just introduced us to a new, 4th generation iPad at its event in San Jose, California today. It's essentially a hardware refresh for Apple's 3rd gen sl...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple iPad sales topped 100 million two weeks ago
Just a couple years after creating the product line, Apple announced today it has already notched its 100 millionth iPad sold. While we're still expecting to see a new, smaller model unveiled today ...
05:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple introduces 'Fusion Drive' as a build-to-order option for the new iMac
So you want the performance of a new-fangled SSD with the extra storage of a good 'ole HDD? Apple has you covered with Fusion Drive for its new iMac. Unlike existing standalone hybrid drives the com...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils next-generation iMac with slimmer design and Ivy Bridge, starting at $1,299
Who said Apple's event was all about the little things? Apple just unveiled its first redesign to its iMac desktop in three years. The new all-in-one makes the widely expected leap to Intel's Ivy Br...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple Mac Mini updated in two new flavors, at $599 and $999
Apple's smallest desktop, the Mac Mini, is getting a spec update just one year after its last refresh. Apple's rolling out two new Mac Minis with varying storage and processing capabilities -- first...
05:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Mac Mini updated in two new flavors, at $599 for i5 dual-core and $999 for i7 quad-core server model
Apple's smallest desktop, the Mac Mini, is getting a spec update just one year after its last refresh. Apple's rolling out two new Mac Minis with varying storage and processing capabilities -- first...
05:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple announces 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display: 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, Thunderbolt and HDMI starting at $1,699
If the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display was feeling lonely up there on its high-resolution pedestal, it needn't any longer. As expected, Apple just announced a 13-inch version to keep it comp...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils new version of iBooks with continuous scrolling
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to a San Jose theater stage today to unveil a new version of the company's literature-based digital storefront, iBooks. Cook says it integrates better with iCloud, allows for...
05:17 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple unveils new version of iBooks with continuous scrolling, iBooks Author also updated
Apple CEO Tim Cook took to a San Jose theater stage today to unveil a new version of the company's literature-based digital storefront, iBooks. Cook says it integrates better with iCloud, allows for...
05:09 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple: 200 million devices already upgraded to iOS 6
Citing this as the "fastest upgrade rate in history -- that we're aware of," Tim Cook has announced on stage in San Jose that 200 million iOS devices have been updated to iOS 6. If you're still on t...
04:48 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPad mini liveblog!
Apple may be playing things down, saying it's only a "little more," but we're pretty sure it's going to be big. Something really big. This liveblog is certainly going to be massive and we want you t...
04:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dell's Latitude 10 tablet, OptiPlex 9010 all-in-one and Latitude 6430u Ultrabook all available now
Remember last month when Dell announced an all-in-one, Ultrabook and dockable 10-inch tablet, all aimed at enterprise users? Well, they've finally gotten some proper prices, and are now up for sale ...
04:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dell announces its first multi-touch monitor, the S2340T, and a wireless trackpad for Windows 8
In addition to trotting out a new Windows 8 Ultrabook and putting its Windows RT tablet up for pre-order, Dell just announced its first multi-touch display along with a wireless trackpad optimized f...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dell unveils Inspiron 15z Ultrabook with optional touchscreen, prices start at $750
In case Dell's convertible XPS 12 is too expensive (or weird-looking) for your tastes, the company's got a more traditional sort of Ultrabook on tap. The company just announced the Inspiron 15z, a 1...
03:36 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ASUS VivoTab RT pops up early at Office Depot, teases our Windows RT future
Want an early glimpse of the VivoTab RT without having to attend ASUS' special event? Thanks to our tipster, you've got it. An Office Depot has received at least one example of the Windows RT slate ...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dell begins accepting orders for its XPS 10 tablet running Windows RT, prices start at $499
Surface isn't the only Windows RT tablet going on sale this week: Dell's XPS 10 ships on Friday, though it's actually for purchase now on Dell's site. The tablet starts at $500 for the 32GB tablet b...
03:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dell begins accepting orders for its XPS 10 tablet running Windows RT, prices start at $499 (updated)
Surface isn't the only Windows RT tablet going on sale this week: Dell's XPS 10 ships on Friday, though it's actually for purchase now on Dell's site. (It won't ship until mid-December, so don't get...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget US Immigration and Customs Enforcement drop Blackberry for iPhone, employees get early Christmas bonus
RIM may be banking on the release of BB10 and new devices to rejuvenate the flagging brand, but the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) isn't waiting around, opting to end their cont...
02:40 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget's pre-iPad mini event live broadcast from San Jose
Apple has a "little more" to show us and we've got a little more to show you, by which we mean our handsome faces. Chances are you couldn't make it out to San Jose yourselves and scoring an invite t...
02:19 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dropbox for iOS removes the photo resolution cap, stretches out to iPhone 5 size
As much of a boon as Dropbox has been for iOS users, it's been held back for shutterbugs wanting a one-for-one translation of their images. Any cloud photos saved for posterity were shrunk to iPhone...
01:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II to be available on AT&T November 9th for $299, pre-orders begin Thursday
In the wake of Samsung's Galaxy Note II event tomorrow, AT&T has decided to make its intentions public today. The 5.5-inch will be available in stores and online starting November 9th, and the p...
01:46 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Romibo therapeutic robot, eyes-on (video)
Between old Paro the robo seal and the original iteration of Keepon, we've seen plenty of adorable robots designed for therapeutic purposes. Romibo's creators have no qualms admitting that their own...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 12 review: with the launch of Windows 8, 'convertible' takes on a new meaning
More Info Dell announces XPS 10 Windows 8 hybrid, XPS Duo 12 convertible Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 convertible priced at $1,199 and up, ships this month with pre-orders starting today Tos...
12:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 510 hands-on
Squeezing in between Nokia's Asha series and the Lumia 610, the wallet-friendly Lumia 510 has been unveiled in India. The smartphone will be priced around $199 when it ships next month in India and ...
12:26 pm EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Apple Store taken down before 'little' event
Don't worry, we know. Odds are, there will be one or two surprises when the Apple Store returns this afternoon.Filed under: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Software, AppleApple Store taken down before ...
11:02 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget New Apple TV Events channel will stream the special event later today
If you haven't already bookmarked our liveblog (you should get right on that), Apple's revealed that it will resume broadcasting its events --starting today. Appearing alongside a new events channel...
11:02 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget New Apple TV Events channel will stream the special event later today (update: and on your PC!)
If you haven't already bookmarked our liveblog (you should get right on that), Apple's revealed that it will resume broadcasting its events --starting today. Appearing alongside a new events channel...
11:02 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget New Apple TV Events channel will stream the special event later today (update: and on your Mac)
If you haven't already bookmarked our liveblog (you should get right on that), Apple's revealed that it will resume broadcasting its events --starting today. Appearing alongside a new events channel...
10:57 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget USPTO has 'tentatively' invalidated Apple's key rubber-banding patent
The US Patent and Trademark Office may have just thrown a wrench into Apple's recent courtroom triumph over Samsung by invalidating one of the patents at the heart of the victory: rubber-banding. We...
10:27 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Sony teases '4K, HFR' F-series pro camcorder for October 30th event
Sony recently teased its high-end CineAlta brand and 'TheNewF,' implying a high-end PMW-F3-like camcorder could be coming at an October 30th event. It's now taken some of the suspense out of the ann...
09:42 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget China Mobile announces Nokia Lumia 920T, changes its mind soon afterward
Let's face it, China Mobile will carry Nokia's Lumia 920T, with the launch now believed to be in mid-November. Unfortunately, the network itself isn't being so straight forward, announcing the news ...
09:02 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget 'MyXperia' trademark filing suggests Sony might launch its own cloud service
There's no shortage of cloud storage sites and apps, but it looks like Sony might be trying to get a little more involved in ethereal storage. According to this European trademark filing spotted by ...
08:26 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Microsoft expands subsidized Xbox 360 offer to 250GB model, from $99
Microsoft has thrown an additional two Xbox 360 models into its subsidized subscription deal. Accompanying the original 4GB console at $99, a 250GB option will also be priced at $99, accompanied by ...
08:21 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Nikon patent would perfect the art of camera tossing, protect us from our folly
If you're one of the more daring (or foolhardy) photographers out there, you've tried camera tossing: hurling your camera into the air in the hopes that a timed shot will catch either a unique persp...
07:40 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm develops eyes-free smartphone for the blind and visually impaired, calls it Ray
Smartphones have made juggling multiple single-purpose gadgets a thing of the past for many, but the blind and visually impaired often use a raft of devices built with eyes-free use in mind. Qualcom...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget ARM posts healthy Q3 profits: up 22 percent thanks to smart TVs and other growing markets
British chip designer ARM has just revealed its accounts for Q3 2012 and they show a familiar pattern: namely, a double-digit rise in both revenue (up 20 percent to £144.6 million, or around $...
06:48 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia launches budget Lumia 510 in India, with 4-inch display and 5-megapixel camera
Confirming all those rumors we've been hearing, Nokia has officially taken the wraps off its latest budget smartphone, the Lumia 510 -- slotting it somewhere between the Asha range and the Lumia 610...
06:48 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia launches budget Lumia 510: Windows Phone 7.5, 4-inch display and 5-megapixel camera (video)
Confirming all those rumors we've been hearing, Nokia has officially taken the wraps off its latest budget smartphone, the Lumia 510 -- slotting it somewhere between the Asha range and the Lumia 610...
05:59 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget New Office Web Apps get finalized for SkyDrive, Outlook
As polished and functional as something might be in its preview days, a piece of work isn't done until it is done, and Microsoft's Office Web Apps have finally reached that point. Back in July, Redm...
05:25 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HD update brings Kindle FreeTime to tablet-craving tykes
One of Amazon's subtler but potentially valuable promises for the Kindle Fire HD was its Kindle FreeTime mode -- a fenced-off world that would give kids a simple place to play and their parents the ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget The most exciting Xbox SmartGlass application isn't what you'd think
In Microsoft's ongoing battle to alter your association between "Xbox" and "Video Games," SmartGlass is its latest volley. Employing your favorite mobile device -- Windows Phone 7.5/8, Android, and ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget AMD updates its FX processors: 8-core chip has 4GHz base clock, '15 percent' more oomph, $195 price tag
If you get the impression that AMD is diverting its energy away from traditional CPUs and towards APUs and fresher PC form factors such as all-in-ones, then you're certainly right -- but you're also...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Editorial: The most exciting Xbox SmartGlass application isn't what you'd think
In Microsoft's ongoing battle to alter your association between "Xbox" and "Video Games," SmartGlass is its latest volley. Employing your favorite mobile device -- Windows Phone 7.5/8, Android, and ...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass goes live alongside first Windows 8 tablets on October 26 with several supported apps
SmartGlass functionality may already sort of exist on Xbox 360 per the console's latest Dashboard update, but Microsoft's making it a full-on reality on October 26. As it stands, the Xbox 360 allows...
03:28 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Googler loads Ubuntu on an ARM-based Samsung Chromebook, gives solace to the offline among us
Samsung's ARM-running Chromebook is barely out of the starting gate, and it's already being tweaked to run without as much of an online dependency. By a Google employee, no less. Not content to rely...
02:32 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Purported leak has Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile costing $300 on contract
While we're just a heartbeat away from Samsung's American launch event for the Galaxy Note II, that hasn't stopped the leaks and rumors from flowing around the release. What appears to be an interna...
01:52 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III is the first MetroPCS handset to support Google Wallet
While the US wireless industry seems far away from finding a universal mobile payment system, T-Mobile's new BFF MetroPCS appears to have made its choice. Taking to its official Facebook page, the c...
01:13 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget iBookstore lines its shelves with paid content in New Zealand, 17 Latin American countries
iDevice owners in New Zealand and 17 Latin American countries are no longer restricted to a diet composed of free content when it comes to their respective iBookstores. A quick search of the storefr...
12:39 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget A Tour of Astrobotic Technology's lunar rover lab at Carnegie Mellon (video)
Things are buzzing late Monday afternoon at Carnegie Mellon's Planetary Robotics Lab Highbay. Outside, in front of the garage door-like entrance, a trio of men fills up a kiddie pool with a garden h...
12:08 am EDT - Tue, October 23, 2012
Engadget Pre-orders for Microsoft Surface with Windows RT start shipping
If you're one of the many people who pre-ordered Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT, you could be getting your tablet just in time for its official October 26th ship date -- and perhaps even before...
11:26 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet update "coming soon," to bring support for more handsets?
The folks over at Business Insider spotted a change on the Google Wallet website today indicating that a new version of the payment system -- separate from the recently released web version -- is "c...
11:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget EE details UK 4G pricing: Unlimited calls, texts and 500MB of data starts at 36
We've seen the speeds, we know the handsets and now we know how much it'll cost you to be among the first to try 4G in the UK. EE has outlined its contract and handset pricing from October 30th, wit...
10:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X is still super boss, now comes in Limited Edition with an extra game
Nintendo's Wii U isn't the only gaming console launching this holiday -- portable Neo Geo hardware is arriving on December 6, and it's called the Neo Geo X. The somewhat pricey handheld is now avail...
10:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Sprint lights up new LTE markets in Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Kansas and Texas
As Sprint continues to play an epic game of LTE catch up, the Now Network has officially flipped the 'on' switch for its 4G customers in the Chicago suburbs of: Addison, Bolingbrook, Des Plaines, Do...
09:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 6:30PM 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 6:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
09:34 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 22nd - 28th)
While baseball's postseason moves on to its final round, football is just hitting its stride and NBA preseason action is just beginning to get interesting. This week Blade Runner gets yet another HD...
08:54 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Turning point for the tortoise and the hare
That meteor shower was a bust. I'll never get back the five minutes I spent waiting to be awed. Anyone similarly impatient will be in gratification heaven for the next week, as the biggest cosmic bo...
08:19 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget ARM-powered Chromebook lands at Play store for $249
Samsung's brand new ARM A15-based Chromebook is now available direct from Google at the Play store. The $249 WiFi only laptop was already available to pre-order through Amazon, but now you can go st...
07:45 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Philip Palermo
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 Philip Palermo! In case you ...
06:51 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus app heads to Windows 8 PCs and tablets, tailored for new UI (video)
Windows 8 users, what with their "Modern" UI and pinned applications, won't have to stoop to using Hulu Plus in an antiquated internet browser any longer. Hulu today announced its brand new Windows ...
06:09 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget LG exec claims Nexus due at October 29th event, ships to India one month later
It's either a premature confirmation or one of the larger executive gaffes we've seen in recent memory, but it's hard to ignore. LG's Mobile Product Planning lead for India, Amit Gujral, just claime...
05:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Isis' NFC payments go live in Austin and Salt Lake City: 3 carriers, 9 phones, 1 long way to go (video)
To say that the launch of Isis has felt drawn out would be a mild understatement. The alliance first signaled its intentions two years ago, detailed its first markets one year ago and faced a last-m...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Apple's iPad mini event happens tomorrow, get your liveblog here!
It seems like just yesterday we were reporting on the launch of the iPhone 5, but already Apple has something else exciting to show us. What could it be? An iPad mini? A 13-inch MacBook Pro with Ret...
04:15 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Firefox begins testing Social API with Facebook Messenger, here's how you can take part
You live a fast-paced life, and you don't have time to stop your high-speed internet surfing just to check up on Suzie's latest Facebook update. Mozilla understands your plight, digital denizen, and...
03:40 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Orange begins first HD Voice calls between countries, decides clarity knows no borders
Orange was one of the vanguards of high-quality cellphone calls, having kicked off HD Voice with a Moldovian launch back in 2009. The premium chatter has always stopped at the border, however -- eve...
03:09 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 pre-orders reappear: $699 off-contract at Negri Electronics
If you missed Best Buy's early pre-order showing of the Lumia 920 (which soon disappeared) then you might be interested in stumping a headier amount for the same handset, off-contract. Negri Electro...
02:39 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Bill Gates already has a Surface and you don't (video)
Being the founder of Microsoft certainly has its advantages, as well as its downsides. Case in point: the video interview Microsoft released this morning, starring none other than Bill Gates himself...
02:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Premier rumor gathers steam with leaked GLBenchmark results
When we first heard of a rumored Samsung Galaxy Premier handset that might be a Nexus device, we had our doubts, especially when we saw TouchWiz adorning the alleged leaked image from Mobile Geeks. ...
01:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Meet the Arduino Due, the 32-bit board that'll let your projects fly (really)
As much as we love the Arduino Uno, it's not the most powerful of hobbyist microcontrollers. Fortunately, the folks in Turin have just put the finishing touches on a 32-bit upgrade with buckets of p...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Skype for Windows 8: full-screen calls, push notifications and People Hub integration
With Windows 8 going on sale in just four days, Microsoft is doing a sensible thing and releasing a version of Skype optimized for Win 8. As you'd expect, Skype for Windows 8 has the same overarchin...
12:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Autodesk, researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)
By combining a camera that detects surfaces with one that perceives motion, Canadian university researchers and Autodesk have made a sensor that reads finger gestures based on which part of your bod...
12:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Autodesk researchers develop 'magic finger' that reads gestures from any surface (video)
By combining a camera that detects surfaces with one that perceives motion, Canadian university researchers and Autodesk have made a sensor that reads finger gestures based on which part of your bod...
12:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Acer see sales decline in Q3 2012 as customers hold out for Windows 8
Acer has reported a net profit of NT$68 million ($2.3 million) for Q3 of this year, ducking far below many estimates for the Taipei computer maker. According to Reuters, the company isn't offering u...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget GreenWave Reality ships WiFi light bulbs that flick on through motion and smartphones
We've seen connected light bulbs before, some more sophisticated than others, but they're rarely as straightforward as GreenWave Reality's just-shipping Connected Lighting Solution. Eco-friendly LED ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Motorola Solutions outs HC1 head-mounted computer, keeps workers' hands free in sticky situations
We're very familiar with Kopin's Golden-i, but it was surprising that an early collaboration with Motorola Solutions didn't immediately lead to Motorola selling the head-mounted computer on its own....
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget GreenWave Reality ships WiFi-aware light bulbs that flick on through motion and smartphones
We've seen connected light bulbs before, some more sophisticated than others, but they're rarely as straightforward as GreenWave Reality's just-shipping Connected Lighting Solution. Eco-friendly LED ...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Motorola Solutions outs HC1 head-mounted computer, keeps workers' hands free in sticky situations (update: video)
We're very familiar with Kopin's Golden-i, but it was surprising that an early collaboration with Motorola Solutions didn't immediately lead to Motorola selling the head-mounted computer on its own....
11:10 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Japan court rules Apple did not infringe two Samsung patents
In the latest scuffle between Apple and Samsung, a Tokyo court has ruled that the iPhone 4 and 4S do not infringe on two of Sammy's patents. According to The Asahi Shimbun, a decision on September 1...
10:26 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget 'Defiance' blends basic cable sci-fi, MMO FPS action when it launches in spring 2013
With shows like Battlestar Galactica, all of the Stargates and even Eureka on ice, where will Syfy go when it runs out of places and/or marginal celebrities to tell ghost stories about? One answer m...
10:26 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget 'Defiance' blends basic cable sci-fi, MMO shooter action when it launches in spring 2013
With shows like Battlestar Galactica, all of the Stargates and even Eureka on ice, where will Syfy go when it runs out of places and/or marginal celebrities to tell ghost stories about? One answer m...
09:32 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget [email protected] packs up on PlayStation 3: over 100 million computation hours added to research
Squared away in the PlayStation 3's latest software update post, Sony announced that the [email protected] service will be retired starting next month, alongside the console's 4.30 update. The project, w...
08:25 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget LG announces Windows 8 12-inch slider laptop hybrid and all-in-one PC (updated)
Windows 8 imminent launch continues to draw out even more devices in almost every permutation imaginable. LG's up next, with its collection ranging from a familiar-looking V325 all-in-one PC, throug...
06:25 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Seagate Backup Plus brings USB 3.0 speed, sociability to new Macbooks
When Seagate launched its PC/Mac Backup Plus offering that could safeguard not only your folders but your Facebook or Twitter content, too, it seemed like a nice idea. But conspicuously missing from...
04:15 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Firefox begins testing Social API with Facebook Messenger, here's how you can take part
You live a fast-paced life, and you don't have time to stop your high-speed internet surfing just to check up on Suzie's latest Facebook update. Mozilla understands your plight, digital denizen, and...
04:01 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget AMD Never Settle bundle gives Radeon HD 7000 buyers free games they'd actually care to play
Just about anyone who has bought more than one aftermarket graphics card knows that bundled games rarely matter. They're usually year-old titles or neutered editions built only to showcase the GPU's...
02:33 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget How Would you Change ASUS' Transformer Pad TF300?
ASUS' Transformer Pad was tucked in beneath the Transformer Prime in the company's range of hybrid Android tablets. The only problem however, was that the company forgot to really differentiate the ...
12:48 am EDT - Mon, October 22, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 15th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
09:44 pm EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 155 - 10.21.2012
Since we missed you so much last week we have prepared an Engadget Mobile Podcast MAXX Edition for you to feast your hungry ears upon: dial it in and be prepared to have your wildest mobile news fan...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Sell the hardware, attract the apps
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Microsoft has finally revealed details on the pricing for the all-singing, all-dancing Surface RT. True to Steve Bal...
08:21 pm EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Dish Network settles Voom HD lawsuit, AMC comes back on the air tonight
Dish Network customers have been without AMC and its family of channels since July 1st, but thanks to a settlement between the satellite company and Cablevision's former Voom HD unit, AMC will be ba...
05:15 pm EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Best Buy offering pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X for $149.99 and $99.99 under contract
Nokia and HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 8 flagships are still on the standard release path: announcement, federal approval and now, pre-order. Keeping device availability tucked firmly under its hat,...
05:15 pm EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Best Buy offering pre-orders for Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X for $149.99 and $99.99 under contract (Update: Lumia 920 no longer listed)
Nokia and HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 8 flagships are still on the standard release path: announcement, federal approval and now, pre-order. Keeping device availability tucked firmly under its hat,...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: the world's tallest skyscraper, mind-controlled robot exoskeleton and a Lego Bat Cave
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. At Inhabitat, we always keep our ear to the ground for n...
10:02 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Touch Mouse gets promised Windows 8 support, works like a Charm
Microsoft vowed that its Touch Mouse would get Windows 8 support in time for the software's big release day, and it's being very true to its word by posting the relevant update with less than a week...
05:30 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible X possibly spotted with Verizon badging intact
It's about time. The HTC DLX has most often been rumored carrying a Verizon-style 6435LVW or Droid Incredible X name, and yet it was unveiled first in Japan as the J Butterfly; we really needed the ...
05:30 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible X possibly spotted with Verizon badging intact (Update: DLX could be 'Deluxe')
It's about time. The HTC DLX has most often been rumored carrying a Verizon-style 6435LVW or Droid Incredible X name, and yet it was unveiled first in Japan as the J Butterfly; we really needed the ...
05:30 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible X possibly spotted with Verizon badging intact (Update: DLX is short for 'Deluxe')
It's about time. The HTC DLX has most often been rumored carrying a Verizon-style 6435LVW or Droid Incredible X name, and yet it was unveiled first in Japan as the J Butterfly; we really needed the ...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: What's the best way to store my media collection?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Michael, who is suffering from a stor...
02:00 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 15th, 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, we received further evidence of an imminent replaceme...
01:00 am EDT - Sun, October 21, 2012
Engadget PayPal Here goes on sale at AT&T stores: like a one-stop shop for account hiccups
PayPal Here, despite all its focus on in-store transactions, hasn't really been available to buy in a US store -- that's been the domain of the seemingly ubiquitous Square reader. eBay's payment win...
11:56 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Node modular iOS sensor hands-on
With the spate of bad publicity surrounding all those Kickstarter projects that never make it beyond the funding stage, there's a certain surreality to actually holding a crowd-funded device in your...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 20.10.12: our oldest ancestor, the birth of the moon and a planet with four stars
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Most mornings, we wake up with little to no idea what happened the day before, let alone last we...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 20.10.12: our oldest primate ancestor, the birth of the moon and a planet with four stars
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Most mornings, we wake up with little to no idea what happened the day before, let alone last we...
07:08 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)
LG's been stepping up its mobile game recently, with the Optimus G being the firm's clearest display of podium-position ambitions yet. And just like its regional neighbors, it's getting in on the "e...
06:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D1 Quad XL review
More Info Huawei Ascend D Quad XL announced at MWC Huawei Ascend D Quad hands-on Huawei Ascend D Quad gets FCC approval In February of this year, Huawei took to the stage at Mobile W...
04:44 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget CEA officially brands 4K as Ultra HD, gets ready for a flood of new displays at CES
Now that HDTV is "the new normal" according to Nielsen (its most recent stats say more than 75 percent of US households have one) then naturally, it's time to upgrade to 4K. This week the Consumer E...
02:52 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display reportedly seen with 2,560 x 1,600 LCD, dual Thunderbolt ports
We hope you didn't want Apple's little event next week to be a complete surprise. After promises of extra details for a prior leak, a WeiPhone forum goer has returned with photos of what's supposed ...
12:40 pm EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft 'retiring' Facebook and Twitter Xbox 360 Dashboard apps
Eagle-eyed gamers may have already noticed that the Xbox 360's dedicated Twitter and Facebook apps have gone missing after the latest Dashboard update, and now Redmond has confirmed it's put the app...
10:18 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget YouTube Campaigns lets nonprofits draw our interest without the telethons
Trying to launch a concerted nonprofit video campaign can feel like tilting at windmills: you might have one moment of undivided attention from viewers before they're off to watch cats and Nigerian ...
07:45 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface pre-orderers in Canada, UK report release date pushed back to November 2nd
Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT appears to be flying off the virtual shelves, however it appears some of the customers who've pre-ordered will be waiting about a week longer than they thought. We...
07:45 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface pre-orders in Canada, UK are not delayed until November 2nd (Update)
Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT appears to be flying off the virtual shelves, however it appears some of the customers who've pre-ordered will be waiting about a week longer than they thought. We...
07:45 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface pre-orders in Canada, UK are not delayed (Update)
Microsoft's Surface for Windows RT appears to be flying off the virtual shelves, however it seems some of the customers who've pre-ordered will be waiting about a week longer than they thought. We'v...
05:19 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Google Knowledge Graph explains related content, finds the six degrees with less Bacon
We had a bit of a laugh with Google's Kevin Bacon calculator. Not everyone needs to tie their searches to the star of Footloose, though, which is partly why Google is pushing out an update to its Kn...
02:57 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Tesla's Supercharger network goes live in six California towns, encourages EV road trips
Time to go on that great California road trip, Tesla owners; the EV maker has just launched new Superchargers in six Golden State locations: Folsom Premium Outlets, Harris Ranch in Coalinga, Gilroy ...
12:26 am EDT - Sat, October 20, 2012
Engadget Motorola lists phones that won't get Jelly Bean, offers $100 credit to buy a phone that will
Back in September, Motorola Mobility announced that some of its handsets from 2011 and later wouldn't be making the jump to Jelly Bean. In an effort to smooth things over with exiled customers, the ...
10:35 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget 32GB Nexus 7 tablets appear at retail with $249 price tag, October 29th street date
Ahead of Google's Android event on the 29th there's additional confirmation of a storage upgrade for the Nexus 7, as 32GB units have now been spotted on shelves at US retailers. Seemingly dead-set o...
10:18 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Droid Bionic finally gets an ICS update as everyone else moves on to Jelly Bean
After nearly a year of suffering with Gingerbread, Droid Bionic owners who haven't given up on their phone will finally be rewarded with that long-awaited ICS update; the rollout starts October 19th...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Droid RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD review
When Motorola resurrected the RAZR brand last year we didn't realize that we were looking at the new face of the company. At the time, Google had yet to officially take over the handset manufacturer...
08:31 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile drops 200MB smartphone data plan, 2GB now the new standard
T-Mobile silently killed off its $10 per month 200MB data plans, a leaked document reveals. A company spokesperson verified the news with Fierce Wireless. This decision is most likely due to the gro...
07:55 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5pm ET!
It's been too long since our last podcast, and our breadbaskets doth overflow with mobile news. The fall season is always a crazy one as companies unleash a flood of new phones before the holidays, ...
07:31 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Evernote for Android gets new offline notebooks, widgets and more
Evernote has already revamped a few of its offerings this month, and it's now brought some changes to its Android app as well. That includes new offline notebooks for premium subscribers that'll let...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Formlabs FORM 1 high-resolution 3D printer spotted in the wild, we go eyes on (video)
Last time we checked in with the 3D printing upstarts over at Formlabs, their Kickstarter was doing splendidly, having over doubled its initial funding target. Well, less than a month later, and wit...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is happening soon -- get on the waiting list!
Yep, we ran out of tickets -- and then we ran out again. But don't worry, if you're planning on being in the Seattle area on October 29th, there's still hope. We're opening the waiting list up to th...
06:09 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile schedules new product event on October 29th
T-Mobile has just sent out invites to the press for a product launch event on the evening of October 29th. We weren't given any clues as to what this new item (or items) could be -- aside from the f...
06:04 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Chinese online retail giant 360buy spreads worldwide, may keep Amazon on its toes
Many of us who live in North America and Europe consider Amazon synonymous with online retail -- yet we forget that the company barely even registers in some parts of the world. That misconception i...
05:44 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Caltech laser accelerometer research may bring fine-tuned position tracking, grocery ads
One way that sensors can track your position without using an array of satellites is by measuring your acceleration as you move around -- but unless you're piloting a jumbo jet, current devices aren...
05:16 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget FTC offers $50,000 prize for stopping illegal robocalls, we could have used this a few months ago
Robocalling is considered a plague in the modern phone world, especially during an election year -- and while you likely won't get rid of all the pitches from political candidates anytime soon, most...
04:44 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 314 - 10.19.2012
The Engadget Podcast mini. Same wow, more go. Now available in the same colors it's always been available in. Hosts: Brian Heater, Dana Wollman Producer: Trent Wolbe Music: Orbital - Never 02:00 - M...
04:12 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro available on AT&T October 21st for $100
Fans of rugged Android phones, rejoice: you only have to wait until this Sunday to get the Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro on AT&T. The carrier just announced that it'll be making its way into stores o...
04:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: fall 2012 edition
Shopping for a smartphone can be an exciting and arduous experience. Along with the promise of something new and fantastic, it brings the fear of commitment, and even worse, the prospect of saddling...
03:44 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget NEC LaVie Y brings Lenovo's 360-degree IdeaPad Yoga hybrid tablet to Japan
Don't think that Lenovo is keeping the IdeaPad Yoga's bendy secrets all to itself: its Japanese partner NEC is bringing a variant of the ARM-based Yoga 11 to the land of the rising sun as the LaVie ...
03:19 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu's Windows 8 range for Japan includes eyeball-controlled Esprimo FH98JD all-in-one
In addition to its gender-obsessed Floral Kiss range, Fujitsu has announced a gabble of Windows 8 form factors for its Japanese clientele. One of the more curious additions is the Esprimo FH98/JD al...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget The future of higher education: reshaping universities through 3D printing
Featuring four towering limestone columns and classic Flemish-bond brickwork, the century-old Mackay School of Mines Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, has long served as a bastion of Silve...
02:49 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung begins delivering Jelly Bean to UK-based Galaxy S III owners
Samsung has already started on the Jelly Bean upgrade path for the Galaxy S III, but that hasn't meant much so far unless you live in Samsung's homeland. The update's global relevance is expanding i...
02:20 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G review: a quad-core powerhouse with Nexus aspirations
More Info LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea's latest powerhouse LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on LG Optimus G for Sprint hands-on You've heard it before: the more things change th...
02:01 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Microsoft launches four-year, $80 Office 365 University subscription for students
Microsoft's given Xbox love to PC-buying students recently, and it's just announced that it'll carry on that tradition with Office 365 University, by offering a special four-year, $80 subscription t...
01:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Moog shows off LEV-96 sensoreactuator prototype on an acoustic guitar
Moogfest isn't happening for another week, but the synth-maker couldn't wait to take the wraps off of its latest bit of technology. Still in the early days of beta-testing ,the LEV-96 is a far cry f...
01:47 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Moog shows off LEV-96 sensoriactuator prototype on an acoustic guitar
Moogfest isn't happening for another week, but the synth-maker couldn't wait to take the wraps off of its latest bit of technology. Still in the early days of beta-testing ,the LEV-96 is a far cry f...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 62 arrives with Apple's iPod duo, a superslim PS3 and Wacom's multi-touch display
At its event in San Francisco a few weeks back, Apple had more up its sleeve than just an aluminum-clad smartphone. In the latest issue of our weekly, we put both the new iPod nano and iPod touch th...
01:04 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Sony to start Xperia upgrades to Jelly Bean by mid-Q1, rules out all 2011 phones
We've got mixed news for those who were wondering just where Sony's Jelly Bean updates were headed. The good? Sony has narrowed down its upgrade schedule for the Xperia T, Xperia TX and Xperia V t...
12:44 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget JailbreakMe hacker Comex let go at Apple after failing to respond to offer letter
After developing JailBreakMe, cracking such devices as the iPad 2 or iPhone 4 and finally scoring a paying intern gig with his nemesis, hacker Comex tweeted that he's no longer working at Apple. Als...
12:44 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget JailbreakMe hacker Comex let go by Apple after failing to respond to offer letter
After developing JailBreakMe, cracking such devices as the iPad 2 or iPhone 4 and finally scoring a paying intern gig with his nemesis, hacker Comex tweeted that he's no longer working at Apple. Als...
12:34 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III hitting MetroPCS next Monday for $499 off-contract
We got tipped off way back in August and managed to get a little hands-on time with the variant, and now that October is well under way, MetroPCS is offering up some more info on its Galaxy S III of...
12:03 pm EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Google draws 25 million new building footprints in Maps, shapes up your neighborhood
The fine, well labeled lines of Google Maps may show a clean layout of your neighborhood, but without buildings, it looks too much like a two-dimensional spread of undeveloped tract housing. Google'...
11:13 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Google to Verizon Android users: carrier billing coming to Play store
If you're on Verizon and don't feel like racking up your plastic when you buy Play store apps or content, the carrier will soon give you the option of putting it on your phone bill, according to a r...
10:14 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Stanford Ovshinsky, inventor of the NiMH battery, passes away at 89
On Wednesday night, Stanford Ovshinsky, inventor of the nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery, passed away at the age of 89 due to complications from cancer. The Akron, Ohio native may not be a househ...
09:23 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Kyocera announces Dingo S smartphone for Japan, promises over 18 hours of talk time in three colors
Its no Droid RAZR Maxx HD, but Kyocera's Dingo S just might be the trick longevity lovers in the land of the rising sun are looking for. This 4.7-inch Android 4.0 handset's 2,520mAh battery claims t...
09:23 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Kyocera announces Digno S smartphone for Japan, promises over 18 hours of talk time in three colors
Its no Droid RAZR Maxx HD, but Kyocera's Digno S just might be the trick longevity lovers in the land of the rising sun are looking for. This 4.7-inch Android 4.0 handset's 2,520mAh battery claims t...
08:49 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Sony's Japanese restructuring: Minokamo camera lens plant to close, 2,000 jobs to be shed before March 2013
Kaz Hirai's "One Sony" rescue plan was designed to unite the many disparate arms of the conglomerate, shed 10,000 jobs and make cost savings wherever it could. Facilities in Sweden and the UK have a...
08:49 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Sony restructuring in Japan: camera lens plant to close with loss of 2,000 jobs
Kaz Hirai's "One Sony" rescue plan was designed to unite the many disparate arms of the conglomerate, shed 10,000 jobs and make cost savings wherever it could. Facilities in Sweden and the UK have a...
07:50 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget What women want: Fujitsu's Floral Kiss Ultrabook with pre-installed horoscope app
Fujitsu has just revealed its Windows 8 lineup for the Japanese market, and top billing goes to the new "Floral Kiss" Ultrabook, which the manufacturer claims was built "under the direction" of its ...
07:37 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Listing reveals 3G Samsung Chromebook is on its way for $329.99
Well, this has got us scratching our collective heads. Yesterday, Samsung was fairly certain that its latest and greatest Chromebook would be a WiFi-only affair. Today, however, and a listing has ap...
07:37 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Listing reveals 3G version of new Chromebook on the way for $329.99
Well, this has got us scratching our collective heads. Yesterday, Google was fairly certain that its latest and greatest Chromebook would be a WiFi-only affair. Today, however, and a listing has app...
06:48 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Huawei Summit hits T-Mobile for $50 sporting faux-Android duds
A recent leaked T-Mobile roadmap showed a Huawei Summit handset that we suspected was "possibly Android-flavored," and now that the device has arrived in the carrier's shop, we're still not certain....
05:36 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Mozilla opens Firefox Marketplace for Aurora builds of Android, gives mobile a taste of web apps
Mozilla's love of web apps is more than obvious; we just haven't had a real chance to try the Firefox Marketplace that represents a large part of the company's app strategy. The doors are at last ope...
04:42 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Dish vs. Cablevision court filing hints at a settlement, could lead to AMC's return
If you're waiting for a sign that shows like The Walking Dead are coming back to Dish Network, a court document filed Thursday might be it. According to Reuters, the document was originally filed wi...
03:17 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget MediaPortal posts new beta with new look and CableCARD, teases bigger sequel (video)
MediaPortal is a rare veteran spinoff of XBMC -- a testament to its fan base, but also a sign that it needs a fresh coat of paint. A new 1.3 beta might offer just what home theater PC users have bee...
02:32 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Bring the noise! Sony confirms HD Voice support for Xperia T
In the fast moving world of smartphones, giant HD displays just aren't enough anymore. The new hot commodity in the land of mobile is "HD Voice." Sure, the technology isn't exactly brand new, but us...
01:26 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Google announces seller support in India, now allows developers to monetize their apps
All Wall Street expectations aside, Google appears to be doing relatively well for itself. And while Android may not be the company's largest source of income, it is undoubtedly a primed possession ...
12:38 am EDT - Fri, October 19, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu 12.10 launches with web apps and search, Canonical plans for more secretive 13.04 development
An Ubuntu release is always a momentous occasion for a large portion of the Linux community, although it's coming with a mild share of controversy this time around. Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) is...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Apple says no Java for you, removes it from OS X browsers
Apple has recently released a Mac update for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion that removes its Java plugin from all OS X browsers. If you install the update, you'll find a region labeled "Missing plug-in...
11:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Apple says no Java for you, removes plugin from browsers on OS X 10.7 and up
Apple has recently released a Mac update for OS X Lion and Mountain Lion that removes its Java plugin from all OS X browsers. If you install the update, you'll find a region labeled "Missing plug-in...
10:50 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget RIM taps 7Digital to power official BB10 music store
RIM is already well acquainted with 7Digital thanks to joint efforts on smartphones and tablets, and now its chosen the firm to power the official music store of BlackBerry 10. Not only does 7Digita...
09:59 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Lytro camera getting parallax effect and 3D display support, lands in Hong Kong (video)
Lytro isn't done extending the usefulness of its light field camera just because we have manual controls. Another update due by the end of the year will take advantage of that focus-independent sens...
08:55 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget AMD reports $1.27 billion in revenue for Q3 2012
While AMD wrestled to get back on the good foot last quarter, the Sunnyvale chip maker continued to struggle for the third three month financial period of 2012. While reporting $1.27 billion in reve...
08:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Are you ready for some podcast? Brian and Dana are back in town -- Tim, on the other hand, not so much. But we've got some tech news, microphones and a passion for saying things into them, so we'll ...
08:06 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Q1 earnings with $5.31 billion in profit, braces for Windows 8 surge
It's Microsoft's turn at quiet-before-the-storm quarterly results, and that's evident in the fiscal first quarter earnings it just dropped on our laps. The Redmond team is reporting $16.01 billion i...
07:52 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget UK carriers form alliance to speed up 800MHz LTE rollout, let us enjoy our Freeview TV
Isn't it better when we work together? British carriers think so. EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have officially created a non-exclusive joint venture, Digital Mobile Spectrum Limited, that should speed...
07:09 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Good Old Games now supports Mac, kicks off with approximately 50 games
Everyone's favorite DRM-free digital games distributor, Good Old Games, is now offering support for just over 50 games on Mac OS-based machines. That means that classics like Syndicate and the Wing ...
06:26 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Jolicloud Open Platform arrives, lets developers put most any cloud service into one hub
Jolicloud has portrayed itself as a sort of one-stop shop for cloud services and web apps, where a single sign-in keeps us on top of everything. It's mostly been limited to big-league content as a ...
05:54 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Recon Instruments offers Flight HUD goggles for wingsuit pilots and skydivers
Recon Instruments has decided to take its wares off the slopes and into the air, provided enough people bite. The Flight HUD is built around the same core as its ski goggles, but has been tweaked to...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook hands-on
Google just blew our collective minds here in San Francisco today with its 11.6-inch ARM based Samsung Chromebook. We're in the middle of getting some quality time with the device. Stay tuned and ta...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook hands-on (update: video)
Google really impressed us in San Francisco here today with its 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook. The $249 laptop is 0.8-inches (20mm) thin and weight only 2.43 pounds (1.1kg). It features a 1...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Google's $249, ARM-based Chromebook (update: video)
Google really impressed us in San Francisco here today with its 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook. The $249 laptop is 0.8-inches (20mm) thin and weight only 2.43 pounds (1.1kg). It features a 1...
04:57 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google's Q3 2012 earnings: $14.10 billion in revenue, $2.74 billion in operating income
In an apparent error, Google's Q3 2012 earnings have gone live smack dab in the middle of the trading day, instead of after the closing bell as expected. Early indications are that the search giant ...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google launches 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook: $249, ultra thin and light, 6.5-hour battery, 1080p video
Google just launched the latest iteration of its Chrome OS-based laptop here in San Francisco -- the $249 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook. It's ARM-based (fanless) , 0.8-inches thin, weights only 2.5 p...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget JVC intros 55-inch BlackSapphire LCD TV with 45W virtual surround sound, SlingPlayer
Every TV maker trying to avoid total commoditization has a special trick to keep its designs unique and worth a higher price. For JVC, that trick is sound. It's launching the BlackSapphire line of L...
04:47 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google launches 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook: $249, ultrathin, 6.5-hour battery, 1080p video
Google just launched the latest iteration of its Chrome OS-based laptop here in San Francisco -- the $249 (or £229, for those in the UK) 11.6-inch Samsung Chromebook. It's ARM-based (fanless),...
04:18 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget TweetBot for Mac reaches the Mac App Store, keeps the 3rd-party Twitter client flame alive
When Twitter put out its strict new API guidelines, there was some doubt as to whether or not third-party clients like Tapbots' Tweetbot for Mac would even make the cut -- the user caps and other cu...
03:59 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Newsweek to drop print edition after December 31st, gives the digital future a warm hug
It's no secret that print media is on its way out, as many regional and niche publications have had to either find a path through the digital wilderness or fold completely. We're still not used to n...
03:25 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 render revealed, WP8 in a cyan chassis
Nokia's shown off its Windows Phone 8 wares, so has HTC, and we knew Huawei was bringing a WP8 handset to the table sometime soon, too. That day has finally arrived, as an official looking render of...
03:01 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad, courtesy of YesVideo!
Despite what may be announced next week, the third-generation iPad is still one of the finer tablets money can buy, and it's even better when we just simply send one to you in the mail. This time ar...
02:36 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III mini confirmed using ST-Ericsson's NovaThor ModAp chip
Samsung was shy about saying just what processor lurked inside the Galaxy S III mini, which only really told us that there wasn't an Exynos inside. The chip's creator isn't content to leave the orig...
02:06 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Netflix Watch Instantly is live in Finland, completes Nordic sweep with Norway, Denmark and Sweden
Thanks to a rapid pace of one country per day Netflix has made light work of its Nordic roll out. The internet movie service is launching its final Scandinavian flag today in Finland after starting ...
01:38 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu 13.04 will be called Raring Ringtail, emphasize mobile and battery life
After running with other alliterative codenames such as Oneiric Ocelot, Precise Pangolin and Quantal Quetzal, Canonical has announced the latest in its line of fauna-inspired Ubuntu releases -- Rari...
01:16 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Delta Six controller gets redesigned, Kickstarted
Most video game controllers sporting a firearm form factor are a far cry from realistic -- bright colors, odd shapes and obvious thumbsticks leave many accessories looking more like toys than weapon...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Iomega releases two new StorCenter NAS drives to contain that ever-expanding data waistline
If you're an advanced user or small businessperson with a storage shortage, then Iomega's new hardware is probably trying to catch your eye. The StorCenter px2 and ix4 are a pair of full bodied NAS ...
12:38 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Next-gen Casio G'zOne makes it to the FCC, reveals LTE and NFC support
The last Casio G'zOne handheld to come our way was the Commando, a military-grade device that marked the company's first foray into Android smartphones. Now it seems there's another one in the works...
12:04 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Sprint Nextel takes control of Clearwire after increasing stake to 50.8 percent
A securities filing has just revealed that Sprint Nextel has acquired 50.8 percent of Clearwire Corp giving it control of the firm. The deal comes after buying out Eagle River Holdings' stake in the...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia Tab A110 reaches North America on October 30th for $230, faces a tough fight
Acer hasn't had an easy mid-year: it trotted out the Iconia Tab A110 at Computex as a budget Android tablet that could still claim Tegra 3 speeds, only to watch the Nexus 7 arrive and leave virtuall...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Acer unveils space-saving ME mini tower and XC desktops for (low) power users
The arrival of Windows 8 is a good excuse for the PC industry to flood the market with so much hardware, consumers will be blinded by so much choice. Acer's jabbing its digits into your eyes with it...
11:45 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 001 - 10.18.2012
For years now, the Engadget podcast has valiantly chewed over the week's technology news for your listening pleasure. But, if you live on the wrong side of the pond, use your fork with the other han...
11:26 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget OpenELEC-2.0 Linux distro released, turns your PC into an 'appliance-like' home theater device
If you're itching to park that AMD or Intel PC beside your TV as a dedicated home theater device, OpenELEC would like to offer up the first stable release of its Linux distro, version 2.0, for your ...
10:46 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Lovefilm to start letting users log in with their Amazon info, Kindle owners are up first
Amazon purchased UK movie streaming site Lovefilm nearly two years ago and only now are the two showing some sign of integration. In order to make the app work on Kindle Fire and Kindle HD devices u...
10:01 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Q3 2012: $9.4 billion in sales, 2.9 million Lumias sold and losses trimmed to $754 million
Q4 2011: $1.3 billion loss. Q1 2012: $1.7 billion loss. Q2 2012: $1.01 billion loss. Q3 2012: $754 million loss. It seems that Stephen Elop's financial measures may finally be having the desired eff...
09:38 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Apple loses out in UK tablet design case against Samsung
Remember when a UK judge said that Samsung couldn't have copied the iPad with its Galaxy Tab because it wasn't "as cool" as the iPad? Well, Apple has just lost the High Court appeal to have that dec...
09:35 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Latest Swype beta brings hotwords, knows what Gangnam Style is
If you've ever been stymied by your Android keyboard's limited grasp on the latest slanguage, don't quail: Swype's latest beta offering for smartphones or tablets may be your saviour. The latest ver...
08:58 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Steam Greenlight adds non-gaming category for your consideration
Indie game makers have been lobbing titles over Gabe Newell's fence for a short while, but now his company is inviting everyone else to join in as well. Valve has widened Steam Greenlight's crowdsou...
08:20 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Verizon reports Q3 wireless service revenues up 7.5 percent, LTE now available to 250 million people
The folks at Verizon are revelling in their third consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, having reported a 14.3 percent overall increase in earnings per share year-over-year. Wireless service r...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget AOL unveils Alto: a web-based email client with an emphasis on aesthetics and organization
A cleanly organized inbox may be a holy grail that's seemingly out of reach, but AOL (which happens to be our parent company) has unveiled a web-based e-mail client dubbed Alto to help cut through c...
07:21 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Razer gives away custom Star Wars-themed Blade, may turn friends Imperial Guard red with envy
Razer has been big on Star Wars gaming gear, but never quite like this. Enter a free contest and there's a chance to win a completely unique Star Wars: The Old Republic version of Razer's Blade gami...
06:38 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Latest Google Play store update rolling out now, wishlists in tow
If you're indecisive about that pricey but hard-to-find new app, Google Play will now be offering another option in its store -- you can put it aside in a wishlist until you make up your mind. That ...
05:56 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS-1D X updates autofocus capabilities, will benefit low-light and wildlife photographers
Canon USA has just released a new firmware update for its professional EOS-1D X camera that expands the capabilities of its autofocus point illumination. It will now support AI Servo AF as well as c...
05:17 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Leaked training videos peg Lumia 920 as AT&T exclusive for six months, shows off City Lens, wireless charging
Itching for Nokia's latest piece of Windows Phone kit, but aren't ready to saddle up with Ma Bell? Get comfortable: according to a leaked AT&T training video, you'll have to wait six months for ...
04:00 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Sony Alpha firmware updates bring record button disabling on NEX-7, DSLR lens improvements
Sony's NEX-7 may be fast approaching its first birthday, but that doesn't mean the company's ready to give up on pushing out updates. The camera's first new firmware version, 1.01, should be hitting...
03:20 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Facebook opens mobile ads for apps to all developers, keeps them on the money train
It's no secret that Facebook saw FarmVille for iOS as writing on the wall: it had to either tap into mobile app revenue or risk losing income (and marketing-savvy developers) whenever someone left t...
02:39 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Former Nokia Money crew kicks off iKaaz mobile payments, lets shops go with or without NFC
It's a big day for mobile payments. Multiple former Nokia Money veterans have formally launched iKaaz, a two-pronged strategy to phone commece where choice is the order of the day. The first compone...
01:40 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Aereo opens its streaming TV to Mac and Windows web browsers
If you'd wanted to watch Aereo's unique antenna-to-internet TV streaming until today, you had to tune in from an iOS device or Roku box. That's not a lot of choice for placeshifting, is it? A fresh ...
01:04 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Intel roadmap reveals 10-core Xeon E5-2600 V2 Ivy Bridge CPU
Intel may have recently spilled its Q3 guts for 2012, but we highly doubt that the chip maker planned on outing its forthcoming projects for next year. An alleged internal slide makes the claim that...
12:36 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Apple to hold conference for iDevice accessory makers, school them in using Lightning connectors
Apple may have shaken things up with its Lightning connector's unique internals, but a leaked schedule reveals it's holding a conference to help accessory makers get a handle for crafting products w...
12:25 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google 'opens the playground' for an Android event October 29th
Add one more social event to your October calendar, as Google has just pushed out invites to an Android event in New York on the October 29th where we expect to be introduced to the next generation ...
12:25 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google opens the playground for an Android event October 29th
Add one more social event to your October calendar, as Google has just pushed out invites to an Android event in New York on the October 29th where we expect to be introduced to the next generation ...
12:05 am EDT - Thu, October 18, 2012
Engadget Google Calendar for Android becomes stand-alone app
Google has historically broken out preloaded Android apps like Gmail and Maps as stand-alone titles so that they don't have to be upgraded in lock-step with the main OS, but its Calendar app typical...
11:57 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Reuters: White House finds no evidence of spying by Huawei, feels unsafe anyway
Just last week, a Congress committee associated Huawei with "credible allegations" of "bribery, corruption, discriminatory behavior and copyright infringement." The report, of course, was part of the...
11:57 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Reuters: White House finds no evidence of spying by Huawei, feels unsafe anyway (update: White House denies)
Just last week, a Congress committee associated Huawei with "credible allegations" of "bribery, corruption, discriminatory behavior and copyright infringement." The report, of course, was part of the...
11:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: It's my movie
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. "No worries, we can watch this movie on my iPad on the plane," I ...
10:22 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Forrester survey finds first ever decline in people 'using the internet,' but a changing notion of 'being online'
A survey measuring people's internet use used to be a fairly simple thing. If you dialed up to your ISP and logged onto CompuServe or AOL, you were "online" until you disconnected. Even in more rece...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Toshiba kicks off pre-orders for Windows 8 PCs, all due to ship October 26th
Not to be outdone by Korean rival Samsung, Toshiba has become the latest manufacturer to announce it's now accepting pre-orders for its loaded repertoire of Windows 8 PCs. Naturally, this contains a...
08:29 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Chameleon Android launcher hits version 1.1, adds support for native widgets
It's not every day that we cover launchers of any kind, but when we heard the Kickstarter-funded Chameleon had been updated to version 1.1, we thought those of you who have supported the project sin...
07:49 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Micron's RealSSD P320h PCI Express SSD gets reviewed: wildly fast, but a little unstable
"Taking one's sweet time" just took on an entirely new meaning. Well over a year after Micron first introduced its RealSSD P320h PCI Express SSD, the aforesaid device is finally hitting the general ...
07:24 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Watch ASUS' PadFone 2 Milan press conference from the safety of your home (video)
Spend yesterday away from the internet? ASUS' launch of the new PadFone 2 might have passed you by. Fortunately, we live in the internet age, where any action can be reviewed and examined to Zaprude...
06:53 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Cricket brings 4G LTE to Las Vegas, outs new Huawei Boltz modem in celebration
Cricket's parent company, Leap Wireless, announced earlier last week its intentions to start blanketing more customers with LTE service, though it didn't say which markets would be the ones to get t...
06:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Internet Explorer 10 preview coming to Windows 7 semi-Luddites in mid-November
For all of Microsoft's talk of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, we've heard precious little about the Windows 7 version beyond the certainty that it was coming. Eventually. Someday. The company is...
05:54 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Nook HD gets splayed all over the internet by the FCC
Barnes & Noble is eager to ensure its Nook HD tablets are passed safe for consumption by humans. That's why one of the slates has just been ushered out of the FCC's underground bunker after bein...
05:35 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon debuts Whispercast service, lets organizations manage Kindles and Kindle content
Individual Kindle users already have Whispernet, and Amazon has now announced another free service designed to make Kindles easier to manage for large organizations. Dubbed Whispercast, the service ...
05:13 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Store redesign goes live in Australia, Europe and New Zealand with a rocky start
Sony vowed a long (long, long) overdue PlayStation Store remake starting this week, and it delivered just that today with launches in Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand. As promised, the PS...
04:52 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Isis makes October 22nd mobile payment launch official, vows 20 capable phones by year's end
While we could easily see this coming, it's still good to hear the news more directly: Isis has confirmed that its delayed mobile wallet system will arrive on October 22nd. The company's marketing l...
04:31 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Colombia to start testing 700MHz LTE, joins a Latin American trend in 4G
Those in the US can brag about having the range, indoor friendliness and other advantages of 700MHz LTE, but few other countries have that edge so far: Latin Americans who have any LTE at all usuall...
04:10 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 17th: Windows 8 Pro, GoPro HD Hero2 and Lenovo IdeaPad U410
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 ...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget CloudOn announces new features, worldwide availability on iOS and Android
Having already conquered over 70 countries in its relatively short history, CloudOn decided it was now time to make its handy cloud-based tools available to all Android and iOS users around the glob...
03:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Nissan to offer steer-by-wire systems in some Infinity cars
We're all at least somewhat familiar with fly-by-wire, the electronic piloting system found in most modern planes. Nissan wants to bring the same tech to cars, leaving behind the purely mechanical s...
03:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Nissan to offer steer-by-wire systems in some Infiniti cars
We're all at least somewhat familiar with fly-by-wire, the electronic piloting system found in most modern planes. Nissan wants to bring the same tech to cars, leaving behind the purely mechanical s...
03:27 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Google introduces Maps Tracks and Geolocation APIs, awaits your next location-enabled application
In its never-ending quest to dominate the global mapping scene, Google has just rolled out a new pair of APIs designed to help organizations build their own location-enabled applications. The first ...
03:21 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Sony, Discovery and IMAX launch 3net Studios to produce in-house 3D content
If you've spent all of this effort launching an All-3D channel, it's probably wise to ensure you've got enough content to keep your schedules full. That's why 3net founders Sony, Discovery and IMAX ...
02:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia VL brings dash of toughened-up LTE to Japan
We were intrigued by Sony's Xperia V back at IFA, but deals with specific carriers haven't been very forthcoming. Japan's KDDI is covering that gap by pledging to carry Sony's mid-size Android 4.0 p...
02:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Cubesat micro-orbiters slip into space to flash Earth in Morse code
Japan's four-inch FITSAT-1 orbiters were released from Japan's Kibo laboratory on the ISS last week to (literally) start their world tour, and astronauts aboard the station captured the wee satellit...
02:09 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Samsung will update US Galaxy S III devices to Jelly Bean 'in the coming months'
The about screen on your US Samsung Galaxy S III may look a lot like the one above in the near future (albeit in English). Samsung has officially announced its intention to make an upgrade to Jelly ...
02:05 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Google toasts Dart's one-year anniversary with first stable SDK (video)
It's not a real birthday party without a present, so Google has just pulled the wraps off the first stable version of the Dart structured programming language, one year after it was launched. Along ...
01:38 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Google takes us inside their data centers, shows you where the internet lives (video)
Ever fancied a look inside one of Google's cavernous server farms? Given the security issues, the company isn't likely to just let anyone mooch around -- but understands if you're curious. That's wh...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Don't call it a GIF: Lightt is an iOS app that lets you upload silent, endlessly looping clips
Technically speaking, it would be incorrect to call Lightt the Instagram for GIFs, but really, it's tough to explain it any other way. In short, it's a new app for iOS which captures short, soundles...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Don't call it a GIF: Lightt is an app that lets you upload silent, looping clips for your friends to comment on
Technically speaking, it would be incorrect to call Lightt the Instagram for GIFs, but really, it's tough to explain it any other way. In short, it's a new app for iOS which captures short, soundles...
12:15 pm EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget MG Android gaming handheld now available to pre-order for $150, ships early November
When we first laid eyes on the MG, it was an ambitious effort that hoped to bring Android 4.0-powered gaming to the casual masses through the hit-and-miss world of crowd funding. Though its Kickstar...
11:20 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Belkin WeMo Baby monitor lets you listen to Junior via an internet connection and an iOS device
Belkin's line of WeMo products is all about home automation, and its latest addition, the WeMo Baby, lets you listen to the cooing and crying of your offspring from afar. The device is a WiFi-enable...
10:22 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy
Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive, Michigan's favorite EV battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy. It has also...
09:26 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Astro pulls curtain on 2013 edition of $250 A40 gaming headset, MixAmp Pro package (video)
Astro's just refreshed its high-end wired A40 headset and matching MixAmp Pro, a duo that mash together gaming talents with audiophile chops. The 2013 edition of the headset adds an updated quick di...
08:29 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media extends free tube WiFi for all until 2013
Tweeting about the obnoxious individuals you share a tube platform with was expected to be a one-time thing if you weren't a Virgin Media customer. The Branson-backed provider had said that, once th...
07:58 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Gertboard extender for Raspberry Pi ships to advanced tinkerers
If a seemingly infinitely programmable mini computer like the Raspberry Pi is just too... limiting, we've got good news: the Gertboard extender has started shipping. The $48 companion board reaching...
07:25 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Space shuttle Endeavour goes on a crosstown journey through LA streets
The space shuttle Endeavour finally bid adieu to its fans in Southern California last weekend, not in the air, but on city streets. The L.A. Times captured this remarkable feat in a time-lapse video...
06:50 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget GoPro Hero3 action camera hands-on
GoPro just revealed its new flagship action camcorder, the Hero3, and we managed to get our mitts on one this evening. First things first, the Hero3 is tiny, particularly when considering that it sh...
06:19 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G comes to Japan's KDDI in blue, white November 2nd
Today in Japan KDDI announced a full lineup of new devices and other than the first smartphone with a 1080p 5-inch display and a tablet with all-new IGZO display tech, it's also home to its own vari...
05:36 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Sharp's 7-inch AQUOS Pad SHT21 brings low-power IGZO LCD tech to tablets in Japan
The AQUOS Phone Zeta SH-02E was first with Sharp's new IGZO LCD technology a few days ago and it's been quickly with another device, the AQUOS Pad SHT21. Scheduled to debut on Japanese carrier KDDI ...
05:19 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget KDDI unveils HTC J Butterfly (HTL21), the first phone with 5-inch 1080p display
We've been hearing about a certain 5-inch HTC phablet for Verizon since July, but it looks like its Japanese counterpart may actually hit the market first. Unveiled by KDDI as the HTC J Butterfly (H...
04:30 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget V-Moda's M-100 headphones get priced at $300, will ship 'in time for the holidays'
It wasn't long ago when we got an early look an listen to a near-final version of V-Moda's audiophile-tuned M-100 lifestyle headphones -- and now, after months of crowd-sourcing feedback, the compan...
03:58 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft turns Surface tablet into a skateboard, Windows chief Steven Sinofsky takes it for a spin
Gorilla Glass 2 and a chassis forged from magnesium lend Microsoft's Surface slates some durability, but the firm's decided to prove just how tough its tablets are by turning one into a skateboard. ...
03:12 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget GoPro's new Hero3 is lighter, faster, higher res and has WiFi, comes in three flavors starting at $199
At a San Francisco launch event GoPro has just revealed the next addition to its line of action cameras, the Hero3. The Hero3 claims specs that are 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than its...
02:35 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget 32GB Nexus 7 surfaces on Staples' business portal, roughly matches 16GB model's price
What appears to be a 32GB Nexus 7 has already been spotted in Japan, and now a screenshot reveals that the slate has been listed on Staples' business-centric storefront. Staples Advantage pegs the t...
01:46 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Rdio posts Android beta app with new sidebar UI, unified playback and remote control
Rdio has spent a large part of 2012 revamping its mobile app, and a new beta shows that it's still full of ideas with two months left to go. The 2.3 test version makes the ubiquitous hidden sidebar ...
01:01 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget NuForce launches $300 Bluetooth 4.0 bookshelf speakers, promises to please audiophiles
NuForce has just launched the NuForce S3-BT, a line of high-quality bookshelf speakers that tout Bluetooth 4.0 as one of its main selling points. Most Bluetooth speakers tend to pale in comparison t...
12:36 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Beer Keyboard combines Arduino and Raspberry Pi... and beer
Sure, Red Bull may have gotten a lot of attention by sponsoring Felix Baumgartner's space dive, but it's not the only beverage-maker that has made some great accomplishments possible. The Prague-bas...
12:02 am EDT - Wed, October 17, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 320 - 10.16.2012
While we've still got plenty of iPad second screen and streaming video tech to talk about this week, we're leading off with some old classics: FCC rulings, DVRs and Windows Media Center. While the FC...
11:34 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Reuters says Insignia Flex Tablet may cost $239 to $259, we'd say it faces stiff odds
Best Buy omitted a handful of details when it unveiled the Insignia Flex Tablet last week, not the least of which is the price that usually sells Insignia-branded gear. A Reuters tipster claims to h...
10:50 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces Xbox 360 holiday bundles and $50 off promo for US market
With this year's holidays being just around the corner, it's only natural for companies to start tempting potential customers with cash-saving, too-good-to-pass deals. With that in mind, Microsoft, ...
10:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Isis Mobile Wallet app for Android surfaces in Google Play, you probably can't run it
Unofficial rumblings have pointed to Isis Mobile Wallet's trial getting close. If you've remained skeptical all the same, we're pretty sure that seeing Isis' Android app in Google Play will change y...
09:53 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos' technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data
While Felix Baumgartner landed safely on the ground just a matter of hours ago, the internet is still resonating with the sound of tweets, status updates and YouTube clicks, all thanks to what was o...
09:28 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget HTC One S 'special edition' comes draped in white, boasts 64GB of storage
HTC previously showed off a special edition One X geared toward fashionistas in New York City, and now it's time for a slightly lesser-specced member of the numero uno family to get a somewhat simil...
09:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Uber shuts down New York City taxi beta, may see light at the end of the (Lincoln) tunnel in February
Uber has been having a tough time getting a foothold in New York City, and it's temporarily withdrawing the UberTaxi service it had in beta. The withdrawal isn't entirely for the reasons you'd expec...
09:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Uber shuts down New York City taxi beta, may see light at the end of the (Lincoln) tunnel in February (update: TLC responds)
Uber has been having a tough time getting a foothold in New York City, and it's temporarily withdrawing the UberTaxi service it had in beta. The withdrawal isn't entirely for the reasons you'd expec...
08:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Intel reports Q3 earnings, revenue holds steady at $13.5 billion
Hot off the heels of a slightly disappointing Q2, mega chip-maker Intel's Q3 results are in. Good old Chipzilla managed to wrangle $13.5 billion in revenues with a net profit of $3 billion. While In...
08:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Apple granted new patent for original iPad design
We already know what some of you are thinking, but that doesn't change the reality on the ground: Apple has been granted a design claim patent for a "portable display device" that looks a whole lot ...
07:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget NPD study finds average display sizes continuing to rise in all areas but laptops and tablets
Not exactly a huge surprise here, but a new study out from NPD DisplaySearch today has confirmed that the trend towards larger screens in continuing at a steady pace in all but a few key areas. The ...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 review: a competent Transformer competitor running Android 4.0
More Info Lenovo's IdeaTab S2 10-inch does tablet transformation, packs a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 quietly goes on sale as the Gobots of transforming tablets L...
06:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup is in New York City on November 29th!
Don't worry, East Coast, we haven't forgotten about you. We haven't even gotten around to that whole Seattle meetup, and we're already ready to let you in on our next big event. We're holding anothe...
06:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Samsung starts taking pre-orders for its Windows 8 PC lineup
While most eyes have been focused on Microsoft finally slapping an official price tag on its upcoming Surface tablet this morning, let's not forget there other companies involved in the Windows 8 ma...
05:28 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Kaspersky Labs preps its own OS to guard vital industry against cyberwarfare
Kaspersky Labs' namesake Eugene Kaspersky is worried that widely distributed and potentially state-sponsored malware like Flame and Stuxnet pose dire threats to often lightly protected infrastructur...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Romo's return: the cute little smartphone robot wants to steal your heart again
Last time we saw Romo, it was a fledgling Kickstarter that we gave the Insert Coin treatment to, which then went on to achieve its funding. Now, the team behind it are back with a new updated versio...
04:27 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Cardboard bicycle 'close to mass production': tough, green and just $20
Cardboard never ceases to amaze. Having been deployed in gramophones, stereos and even digital cameras, one inventor now believes it can be used to make the ideal bicycle. Izhar Gafni, from Israel, ...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Apple announces iPad mini launch event for October 23rd -- we'll be there live!
Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a product launch on October 23rd, where we assume the long-rumored iPad mini will be unveiled. The event will go down merely weeks after Apple t...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Apple announces 'Special Event' for October 23rd -- we'll be there live!
Apple has just invited members of the press to attend a product launch on October 23rd, where we assume the long-rumored iPad mini will be unveiled. The event will go down merely weeks after Apple t...
03:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Contour reveals Roam2 in red, blue, green and black, shoots 1080p video for $199 on October 21
The Contour+2 may well be the best digital action camcorder on the market (though Sony and GoPro would beg to differ), but the company knows not everyone wants a $400 shooter to capture their e...
03:58 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ContourROAM2 debuts in red, blue, green and black garb, shoots 1080p video for $199 on October 21
The Contour+2 may well be the best digital action camcorder on the market (though Sony and GoPro would beg to differ), but the company knows not everyone wants a $400 shooter to capture their e...
03:49 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget iTwin SecureBox adds hardware encryption to your Dropbox account
"The cloud," you've probably heard about it by now. It's this vast intangible place where you can put things. Things like emails and notes and files. But you've probably also heard about how vulnera...
03:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an exclusive Atari 2600 with PC components!
We're not going to beat around the bush here: this is one of the most exciting contests we've hosted in a long, long time, and you'll definitely want to enter. Our friends at Atari were kind enough ...
03:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Beats By Dre launches Executive noise-cancelling headphones, keeps 'em dapper in aluminum for $300 (ears-on)
Aside from announcing its entrance into the portable Bluetooth speaker category today, Beats Electronics has also launched its first new set of headphones post Monster. Aiming to cater to the jet-se...
03:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Beats by Dre Pill portable Bluetooth speaker officially drops, we take one per the Dr. and go ears-on
It's official. Aside from letting loose its first set of headphones post-Monster for the Executive types, Beats Electronics has set its sights on nabbing the portable Bluetooth audio crown from Jawb...
03:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Beats by Dre Pill portable Bluetooth speaker officially drops, we take one per the Dr. and go ears-on (video)
It's official. Aside from letting loose its first set of headphones post-Monster for the Executive types, Beats Electronics has set its sights on nabbing the portable Bluetooth audio crown from Jawb...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface: inside the three-year secret project to build the first great Windows tablet
The scene: two dozen journalists file into a small auditorium on Microsoft's Redmond campus. Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows division, and Panos Panay, general manager of Surface, make their wa...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface for Windows RT pricing now official: tablet starts at $499, keyboard not included
With Surface for Windows RT going on sale in just 10 days, Microsoft is finally ready to talk about pricing and availability -- not to mention, some technical details it left out when the tablet deb...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Google nabs design patent for left-eyed Google Glass, frees southpaws from tyranny
No more shall lefties wanting Google Glass toil under the oppression of right-handed overlords. Not if Google's newly granted design patent is an indication, at any rate. The filing simply puts the ...
02:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an exclusive Atari 2600 with PC components!
We're not going to beat around the bush here: this is one of the most exciting contests we've hosted in a long, long time, and you'll definitely want to enter. Our friends at Atari were kind enough ...
02:13 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reportedly building up to 5 million Surface tablets for the fall
Just how confident is Microsoft that its Surface tablets will take off? To the tune of 3 to 5 million units shipped in the fall alone, according to the Wall Street Journal's supplier contacts. While...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Boxee TV delivers dual-tuners and cloud-based DVR for $99 November 1st
The Boxee Box -- that sucker had a ton of hype behind it, but things don't always work out. After two years of fighting Roku, Apple TV and, to a lesser extent, Google TV for market share, Boxee has ...
01:28 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Sprint's Galaxy Note II to arrive October 25th, with LTE and $300 price tag
Fancy being more than just a statistic on a Japanese balance sheet? Come October 25th, you can be a statistic and the proud owner of a stylus and an accompanying Note II to scrape it against. The No...
01:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Red offers 'truckload' of one-time rental Scarlet-Xs for almost $5K off each
If you were thinking of getting a Red Scarlet-X 4K baby cinema cam for that pet film feature, but were on the fence because, well, $11,900 is a lot of cash -- there's good news. The company just ann...
12:55 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget iPad nano hits iFixit's dissection slab, rated so-so on the repairability scale
Tearing down a device the size of an iPad nano is definitely not for the faint of heart (or shaky of hand), but none of that deters iFixit, who just tackled Apple's latest pint-sized player. We call...
12:55 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget iPod nano hits iFixit's dissection slab, rated so-so on the repairability scale
Tearing down a device the size of an iPod nano is definitely not for the faint of heart (or shaky of hand), but none of that deters iFixit, who just tackled Apple's latest pint-sized player. We call...
12:49 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Foxconn admits child labor laws breached by use of underage interns
Foxconn has admitted that it employed underage interns in breach of China's child labor laws. An internal investigation at its Yantai factory found some of the young trainees were aged 14- and 15-ye...
12:32 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to kick off Isis Mobile Wallet pilot program on October 22nd according to leaked photo
Mr. Blurrycam has struck again, and this time he brings us a launch date for T-Mobile's Isis Mobile Wallet pilot program by way of TmoNews. According to the image (which you can catch after the brea...
12:11 pm EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft puts a price on Surface RT: starts at $499, or $599 with Touch Cover
With a stamp from the FCC on its passport, and some fancy new TV ads, the smell of Microsoft's Surface tablet is thick in the air. Until now, however, price has been a mystery. Microsoft has just re...
11:43 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Logitech announces $200 Broadcaster WiFi webcam for iPhone, iPad and Mac (video)
After trying (and failing) to surreptitiously shepherd it through the FCC, then seeing it leak out anyway, Logitech has formally outed the HD WiFi Broadcaster webcam. The 720P shooter (not 1080p as ...
11:08 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Hyundai to wire cars with Broadcom ethernet tech, put infotainment and security systems on one network
Cars wired with ethernet may conjure thoughts of roving internet hotspots, but that's not what Hyundai and Broadcom have in mind in this case. Traditionally, infotainment consoles, safety systems an...
10:31 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Foursquare launches local search for all, goes after the likes of Yelp and Google
Foursquare just launched a redesigned desktop interface that everyone, not just members, can use for local listings and business recommendations. The company has been on this trajectory for awhile n...
09:56 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget EU regulators urge Google to modify privacy policy, offers 12 recommendations
It wasn't all that long after Google consolidated most of its privacy policies before people wanted clarification on what this meant to users. Even then, EU regulators weren't satisified, asking the...
09:56 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget EU regulators urge Google to modify privacy policy, offers 12 recommendations (update: statement from Google)
It wasn't all that long after Google consolidated most of its privacy policies before people wanted clarification on what this meant to users. Even then, EU regulators weren't satisfied, asking the ...
09:15 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 to hit European and Asian markets before end of December
At the PadFone 2 launch event in Taipei, ASUS let out some details on worldwide availability for its latest phone-and-tablet combo. A handful of countries in Europe and Asia will actually get to buy...
09:15 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 to hit European and Asian markets before end of December (update: European prices)
At the PadFone 2 launch event in Taipei, ASUS let out some details on worldwide availability for its latest phone-and-tablet combo. A handful of countries in Europe and Asia will actually get to buy...
08:31 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Google revamps Developer Console for Google Play, eases tracking Android app ratings over time
Android developers need as much tender loving care for their interfaces as the users, don't they? Google thinks so, as it just reworked Google Play's Developer Console to offer a more direct, faster...
08:09 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 hands-on in Taipei (updated with video)
Well look at this! Our lucky buddies over at Engadget Chinese managed to get an early hands-on with the brand-spanking new PadFone 2 from ASUS. As we mentioned earlier, the bulkiness of the original...
07:43 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ForcePhone from Nokia Research, HIIT sends positive vibes with a squeeze
Most device vibration technology is used as pure feedback -- either confirmation that you've pressed something or that you've come across an obstacle. If a prototype developed by Nokia Research and ...
07:09 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 vs PadFone 1... hang out!
While getting their hands dirty with the ASUS PadFone 2, our guys over at Engadget Chinese also had the chance to compare it with the OG PadFone, and they came back with a generous batch of side-by-...
07:00 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash hides the time inside the Kisai Maze watch for you to find (video)
Want a watch that prevents passers-by from checking the time on your dime? Buy a Tokyoflash. The company's latest timepiece is the Kisai Maze, which hides the info in the negative space of a maze th...
06:36 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 hands-on in Taipei
Well look at this! Our lucky buddies over at Engadget Chinese managed to get an early hands-on with the brand-spanking new PadFone 2 from ASUS. As we mentioned earlier, the bulkiness of the original...
06:04 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ZTE to report net loss due to third-quarter slump, share price drops
A week after the U.S. Congress slapped ZTE with a 'do not trust' allegation, the Chinese company gets another bitter dose of bad news. It's about to report a net loss of between 1.65 billion and 1.7...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 unveiled in Taiwan, boasts quad-core CPU, LTE, NFC and lighter tablet
Today's no doubt a big day for ASUS: while chairman Jonney Shih is gearing up to introduce the PadFone 2 in Milan later today, we just saw CEO Jerry Shen wowing the crowd with the same phone-in-tabl...
05:40 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 unveiled in Taiwan, boasts quad-core CPU, LTE, NFC and lighter tablet (video)
Today's no doubt a big day for ASUS: while chairman Jonney Shih is gearing up to introduce the PadFone 2 in Milan later today, we just saw CEO Jerry Shen wowing the crowd with the same phone-in-tabl...
05:16 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Honda sells its millionth hybrid, sits in Toyota's rear-view mirror for now
Honda's hybrid cars just haven't achieved the same cachet as Toyota's without a poster child like the Prius to drive demand. Nonetheless, the automaker has something to crow about with word that it ...
04:12 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget PSA: Xbox 360 Fall Dashboard update rolling out today
Your chance to shout voice commands at Engadget is coming today, as Microsoft is rolling out its Fall Dashboard update to the Xbox 360 today, headlined by the inclusion of Internet Explorer. The upd...
04:00 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 Dashboard update hands-on (fall 2012)
Is it Fall again already? Must be time for another Xbox 360 Dashboard update. Ever year Microsoft Drops the console a little bit of code to match the descending leaves, delivering new features, inte...
03:24 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Microsoft airs its first Surface tablet ad, focuses on keyboard, kickstand and... dancers?
Considering how interested we are in trying out Microsoft's new Surface Windows 8 tablets, it turns out we should've been practicing the art of dance instead of blogging. The first TV spot for the t...
02:51 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Adobe Reader for iOS and Android updated with cloud storage support
On Monday, Adobe dropped details for an update to its iOS and Android versions of Reader. The most noteworthy enhancement here is the introduction of cloud file storage with Acrobat.com, which allow...
02:12 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Korean IPTV service LG Uplus launches a Google TV-powered set-top box
While we've seen the Google TV platform spread to additional manufacturers and some new lower-priced form factors, LG Uplus (not the same as LG Electronics) is the first we've seen offering a set-to...
01:49 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Sphero gets an improved, multifunction Drive app, we go hands-on
Just about a year ago we got to review Orbotix's Sphero, and while it was an amusing little remote control orb, its controls left a lot to be desired. A couple months ago, the company gave Sphero so...
01:09 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820, 920 for AT&T swing through the FCC
Hopefully AT&T subscribers weren't spooked when the Nokia Lumia 920 first passed through the FCC in only its non-US guise, and its lower-end 820 cousin only as the (currently unofficial) Verizon...
12:35 am EDT - Tue, October 16, 2012
Engadget Yahoo hires Google exec Henrique de Castro as COO
Sure, Yahoo may already have former Google executive Marissa Mayer at the helm, but the company's now hired Mountain View veteran Henrique de Castro to become its COO. Transitioning from his current...
11:57 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G brings 13 megapixels of shooting prowess to Sprint on November 11th for $200
Following in AT&T's wake, Sprint has chosen to provide the world with the launch details for the LG Optimus G. Brace yourselves, folks, because the smartphone that wields a 1.5GHz quad-core Snap...
11:13 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Google tests searches that include Calendar, Drive in results
Google has been testing an expanded search that includes Gmail results ever since August, and it's been enough of a hit that the company is swinging for the fences with an expanded test. The new ver...
10:39 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 15th - 21st)
We've pretty much exhausted the high profile fall premieres for now, but there still presidential debates and baseball playoff action to be had. Also, while we have not moved so far in the future th...
10:27 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget CyberPower reveals Fang III Taipan SLI gaming notebook
CyberPower is one of the better known builders of gaming desktops, but the company also makes supercharged laptops capable of running the latest GPU-punishing titles. The Fang III Taipan is its late...
10:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 6:30PM 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 6:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
09:54 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Simple.TV finally starts shipping to backers, latecomers can still order for $149 and up
The Kickstarter success known as Simple.TV had let it be known that units would start showing up at backers' doorsteps around October 10th-15th, and now those who happily invested on the project wil...
09:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Apple snags Amazon's A9 head to lead Siri team
Companies poach each other's employees and execs all the time. But, Apple's latest score, William Stasior, is a pretty substantial one. For the last six years he has served as president and CEO of A...
09:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Tips have 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display joining iPad mini at rumored Apple event
While Apple's supposed October 23rd event still exists only in the land of leaks and rumors for now, there's mounting suspicions that it won't just be a one-trick pony if it becomes real. Both AllTh...
08:34 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Jolla's Marc Dillon takes over as CEO, Jussi Hurmola to focus on Sailfish
Following big news from Jolla almost two weeks ago, it's reluctant to go quiet, instead taking to Twitter to announce that Jussi Hurmola is no longer its CEO. This isn't a story of scandal or corpor...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Betting on BlackBerry (or hoping)
Carrying a BlackBerry Storm requires a certain capacity to face scorn with pride. You have to have a thick skin for pity, too. Also condescension. And incredulity. BlackBerry's reputation is in the ...
07:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S start receiving Android 4.1.2 over the air
When Android 4.1.2 hit the airwaves for upgrades, it was limited to a very exclusive club of Nexus 7 owners. Google has widened the gates considerably as of today: we're receiving multiple reports o...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Zeiss Cinemizer head-mounted OLED display wends its way into stores
Zeiss must be doing well in the lens business, as it hasn't exactly been in a rush to get its Cinemizer OLED on to shelves. Still, we're happy to say that the head-mounted display is at last slippin...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget AT&T LG Optimus G to be available November 2 for $200, pre-orders begin tomorrow
The details have finally come: the LG Optimus G on AT&T will be coming to stores beginning November 2nd, and will go for $199.99 after a two-year commitment. Eager early adopters, however, will ...
06:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G for AT&T will be available November 2 for $200, pre-orders begin tomorrow
The details have finally come: the LG Optimus G on AT&T will be coming to stores beginning November 2nd, and will go for $199.99 after a two-year commitment. Eager early adopters, however, will ...
06:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget With the launch of Xbox Music, Zune is truly no more
It's over, folks. Or at least nearly over. Write it down -- time of death: 12:01AM ET, October 16. That's when the Zune brand is officially no more, and "Xbox Music/Video" and its store replace the ...
06:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget With the launch of Xbox Music, Zune is truly no more (update: Zune Pass users get 1,000 Microsoft point parting gift)
It's over, folks. Or at least nearly over. Write it down -- time of death: 12:01AM ET, October 16. That's when the Zune brand is officially no more, and "Xbox Music/Video" and its store replace the ...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget 'Samsara' creators Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson discuss the digital filmmaking divide (video)
We've set up shop in a conference room above Third Avenue in Manhattan, a Canon 5D trained on Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson. I find myself apologizing awkwardly for the setup, several times. There's ...
05:37 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Ooma HD2 handset and Linx adapter available on Oct.17 for $60 and $50, respectively
Ooma's Telo telephony device is pretty wonderful all by itself, but pairing it with the company's soon-to-be-released HD2 handset and Linx peripheral presents a whole new opportunity to the VoIP cro...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Xbox: The new face of 'entertainment' at Microsoft, beyond just video games
The most striking takeaway from a recent meeting I had with Xbox Music GM Jerry Johnson wasn't the Spotify-like service he was in New York City to show off, but rather what he said about a much larg...
04:45 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Netflix streaming launches in Sweden, lets you get your Bron on
Sweden is home to some of the world's better known movie makers and some very high speed data connections, but it has only had so much love from movie streaming services that you'd think would be a ...
04:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Lumia 920T leaks in China, could be Nokia's ticket to a huge new subscriber base
It's not just America waiting keenly on the Nokia Lumia 920 and its PureView powers -- new images have popped up proving that this Windows Phone 8 device is also headed to China. Corroborating earli...
04:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 15th: 60-inch Sharp AQUOS LCD HDTV and a slew of components
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 ...
03:44 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Telus nixing activation fees for new and current subscribers
Oh the ever-so-wonderful activation fees. For some lucky folks in The True North, however, these one-time, undesired carrier tolls will be a thing of the past very, very soon. Today, Canadian carrie...
03:06 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Vodafone Germany expects Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 on November 1st
Everyone knows that Nokia's Lumia 820 and 920 are slated to arrive in November. But how soon into the month? Going by Vodafone Germany's assertions, both of the devices will come just as some of us ...
02:28 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Minecraft creator shows test footage of '0x10c' space sim, dishes early details (video)
Gamers have been waiting on tenterhooks for Markus "Notch" Persson's next offering, titled 0x10c, and while the Minecraft creator has detailed some aspects of the upcoming game, even he's not sure e...
01:56 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget LG outs Jelly Bean update itinerary (for the Korean market, anyway)
LG has released a schedule for the Optimus VU, VU II, G and LTE II to get Jelly Beaned with the latest Android 4.1.1 flavor -- at least in its home market, Korea. It'll start next month with the Opt...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Kindle DX no longer available from Amazon, potentially discontinued
The Kindle DX never quite took off the way Amazon was intending. While a 10-inch e-reader certainly sounded good in theory -- especially for the broadsheet addicts out there -- it was too unwieldy a...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the first SmartGlass app, Dance Central 3's Party Time DJ
Since getting outed just head of Microsoft's big reveal, Xbox 360's SmartGlass has been under wraps. When Xbox Live VP Marc Whitten officially introduced SmartGlass soon after at E3 2012, we learned...
12:25 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii console drops to $130 in two-game bundle
With both the holidays and the Wii U fast approaching, Nintendo has decided to drop the price of its older Wii console to $130 when sold with Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports. The cheaper package sh...
12:18 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Felix Baumgarter breaks YouTube record as 8 million viewers watch his space jump (video)
Felix Baumgartner might not have broken Joe Kittinger's world record for the longest time spent in freefall, but he did smash a fourth milestone during his dive. In addition to records for the highe...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Acer announces Aspire 5600U and 7600U all-in-ones, coming this month for $1,000 and up
For the most part, Acer blew its Windows 8 load back at IFA and Computex, but as we're learning now, the company still had a handful of goodies left to announce. The outfit just introduced a pair of...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Acer outs T232HL and T272HL touchscreen displays, coming this month for $500 and up
It must be Big Touchscreen Day over at Acer headquarters. In addition to announcing a pair of all-in-one desktops, the company is trotting out two touch-enabled monitors, available in 23- and 27-inc...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Acer outs T232HL and T272HL touchscreen displays, on sale this month for $500-plus
It must be Big Touchscreen Day over at Acer headquarters. In addition to announcing a pair of all-in-one desktops, the company is trotting out two touch-enabled monitors, available in 23- and 27-inc...
11:18 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Robotic wheelchair concept adds leg-like movement, tackles stairs with ease (video)
Why choose between legs and wheels when you can have both? Well, that's the theory behind a robotic wheelchair concept from the Chiba Institute of Technology, which uses leg-like motion to conquer o...
10:26 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi Model B gets RAM boost to 512MB, keeps $35 price tag
So you got your Raspberry Pi all set up, you overclocked it and you even made it run Atari 2600 games. But then, it seems, many you wrote to the UK-based outfit to complain about the fixed 256MB of ...
09:32 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget iOS 6 tethered jailbreak updated with official Cydia, quicker installation for your A4-packing device
The iPhone Dev-Team has just outed a new version of Redsnow that opens up iOS 6 to an official version of the sinful, definitely-not-Apple Cydia store, but you'll still have to be tethered to use it...
08:39 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Amazon eyeing up TI's smartphone chip business, according to Israeli newspaper
Remember when Texas Instruments revealed it was planning to dump its mobile processor business in favor of embedded systems? Israeli business sheet Calcalist is reporting that Amazon is in "advanced...
08:12 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Softbank confirms 70 percent Sprint acquisition for $20.1 billion
In a joint press conference, Softbank has officially announced that it is buying a 70 percent stake in US mobile carrier Sprint for $20.1 billion. The Japanese company is paying $12.1 billion existi...
08:00 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Logitech's K810 keyboard pairs with up to three devices, has a button for switching apps in Windows 8
It was last week that Logitech announced two mice and a trackpad, all optimized for Windows 8. As it turns out, the outfit wasn't quite finished unveiling its Win 8 lineup: the company just outed th...
06:03 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Google Street View car fleet gets ready to conquer (and map) the world
Ever wonder how Google can make such grandiose claims for the sheer amount of Street View imagery it collects? Here's how. Google's Masrur Odinaev has posted a snapshot of a central mapping car park...
04:00 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Xbox Music heads to Xbox 360 first tomorrow, PC tablets on Oct. 26, WP8 soon after; we go hands-on
When Xbox Music goes live tomorrow on the Xbox 360, console owners will be the first to access the Spotify-esque service from Microsoft. Well, some of them will at least -- existing Zune Pass subscr...
03:57 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Excite 10SE AT300SE gets caught visiting the FCC, may tout Jelly Bean
If you're Toshiba, what do you do when you're looking to goose interest in the Excite 10 tablet? Roll out a quick follow up, of course. Accordingly, the FCC has just recently cleared a refreshed tab...
02:25 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight?
Barnes & Noble's Simple Touch with Glowlight was here long before Amazon's glow-in-the-dark offering, and has found its way onto plenty of your nightstands. We thought it was great, except wishi...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 8th, 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 ...
12:28 am EDT - Mon, October 15, 2012
Engadget Apple extends 1TB Seagate HDD replacement program to cover additional iMacs
Last year, faulty 1TB Seagate drives living in 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs purchased between May and July of 2011 were at the heart of Apple's HDD replacement program. Now, Cupertino has extended th...
10:14 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget FCC to allow encryption of basic cable, with a few strings that Boxee approves of
As you might expect, the cable industry has been taking measures to protect its business by asking the FCC to allow encryption of basic cable -- something that has never been done and that many have...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Android's Tablet Troubles
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If Google had to pick a device category in which it wanted Android to dominate, it would certainly be mobile phones ...
09:25 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget CNBC: Softbank to pay $20 billion for a 70 percent stake in Sprint
Rumors of Sprint's $12 billion acquisition by Softbank weren't exaggerated, they were understated: according to CNBC, the Now Network will announce a $20 billion transaction with the Japanese networ...
07:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch review: the pen-enabled display tacks on multi-touch gestures
More Info Wacom outs the Cintiq 24HD touch, adds multi-touch controls and more to its largest pen display Wacom Cintiq 22HD hands-on Wacom Cintiq 24HD hands-on A few weeks ago, Wacom...
06:06 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget IRL: Nuu SoftKey, MacBook Air and Thermaltake's eSports Cyclone Edition gaming mouse
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. Welcome ba...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Apple iPad mini appears in Media Markt inventory in cellular and WiFi flavors, $250-650 price range
Still waiting for all those alleged iPad mini leaks to culminate into something official? Why not take one more while you wait: according to a proven source of Mobile Geeks, German electronics retai...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Apple iPad mini appears in Media Markt inventory in cellular and WiFi flavors, 250-650 price range
Still waiting for all those alleged iPad mini leaks to culminate into something official? Why not take one more while you wait: according to a proven source of Mobile Geeks, German electronics retai...
03:24 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget We have lift off: Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos launch for record breaking space jump, watch right here (video)
Talk about building up the tension! Yep, our favorite Austrian daredevil is back out on the New Mexico desert, hoping the weather will hold, and he can finally fall into the record books. Don't forg...
03:24 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget We have lift off: Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos launch for record-breaking space jump, watch right here (video)
Talk about building up the tension! Yep, our favorite Austrian daredevil is back out on the New Mexico desert, hoping the weather will hold, and he can finally fall into the record books. Don't forg...
03:24 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget We have lift off: Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos launch for record-breaking space jump, watch right here (update: done!)
Talk about building up the tension! Yep, our favorite Austrian daredevil is back out on the New Mexico desert, hoping the weather will hold, and he can finally fall into the record books. Don't forg...
02:00 pm EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Bicymple, computer-age fossils and an underground mushroom tunnel
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. We tend to look to green designers and architects to ins...
11:39 am EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Bell may get Samsung Galaxy Rugby LTE on November 1st, give Canadians rough and tumble 4G
Americans won't get to keep the Galaxy Rugby Pro all to themselves. As long as internal documents gleaned by MobileSyrup prove true, Bell should be carrying Samsung's ruggedized 4G phone as the Gala...
09:31 am EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Rimac e-M3 breaks EV acceleration records, soon to be dethroned by its own creator (video)
The last time we saw an EV pit itself against a BMW, it wasn't a good day for the German car. On this occasion, the beemer is the EV, and it's one that all the others will officially have to enjoy v...
07:23 am EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy S III now available in black and brown
Verizon teased on Monday that black and brown models of Samsung's Galaxy S III would be coming soon, but mum was the word on exactly how quickly that would be. Turns out, it was real fast. The pair ...
05:14 am EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget TiVo opens up Developer Channel, lets third parties create apps for your DVR
Other than what feels like a very slow pace of updates, one of our gripes with TiVo's Premiere DVR platform has been a relative lack of new apps being released. Hopefully that could change soon, now...
03:00 am EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: Should I replace my mouse with a graphics tablet?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Whee!, which we guess probably isn't ...
01:30 am EDT - Sun, October 14, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 8th, 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, Samsung confirmed its Canadian release date for the G...
11:18 pm EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon possibly caught stopping by the FCC
Just in case you thought Nokia's Lumia 822 for Verizon was an illusion, the FCC has given us good (if not quite smoking gun) evidence that it's tangible. A filing at the agency shows a device that's...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 10.13.12: is the Universe a simulation, cloning dinosaurs and singing mice
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Are you reading this? Seriously, are you? Sure, we know you think you are, but what if you're ju...
06:28 pm EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom: T-Mobile MetroPCS merger to be completed by June 2013
Just exactly how the T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger will exactly pan out still seems yet to be decided. What is clear, however, is that majority share-holder, Deutsche Telekom, hope to have the deal don...
04:04 pm EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget AT&T training document suggests ISPs are gearing up to beat piracy with internet restrictions
The fact that ISPs are working with the RIAA in a bid to squash piracy is far from new. A leaked document claiming to be AT&T training materials, however, suggests that the operator is about to ...
02:25 pm EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget MooresCloud Light runs Linux, puts LAMP on your lamp (video)
Yes, we'll admit that we borrowed that pun in the title. MooresCloud founder Mark Pesce's Xzibit reference is still a very apt description of the Light, his company's Linux-based LED lamp. The Austr...
12:15 pm EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Apple, other thin laptop makers pass latest round of EPEAT tests after summer mini-drama
Apple gave eco-friendly computer fans a brief jolt this July after it backed out of EPEAT certification, only to restore most devices just days later. While we can't say we're completely shocked at ...
09:57 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Kimera Systems wants your smartphone to think for you
When Google took the wraps off Now we all got a pretty excited about the potential of the preemptive virtual assistant. Kimera Systems wants to build a similar system, but one that will make Mountai...
07:37 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Linux Foundation proposes convoluted solution for UEFI Secure Boot
With Windows 8 Microsoft is pushing manufacturers away from a traditional BIOS to UEFI with Secure Boot. But that poses problems for alternative OSes like Linux, because UEFI requires any software h...
04:57 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Acoustic barcodes store data in sound, go on just about anything (video)
Technologies like NFC, RFID and QR codes are quickly becoming a normal part of everyday life, and now a group from Carnegie Mellon University has a fresh take on close-quarters data it calls acousti...
03:21 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's holiday roadmap leaked: LG Optimus L9, HTC Windows PhoneX spotted
According to a leaked roadmap on TMoNews, the magenta carrier appears to have a few tantalizing offerings coming its way this holiday season. A curious BlackBerry handheld dubbed the Armstrong, a co...
03:21 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile's holiday roadmap leaked: LG Optimus L9, HTC Windows Phone 8X spotted
According to a leaked roadmap on TMoNews, the magenta carrier appears to have a few tantalizing offerings coming its way this holiday season. A curious BlackBerry handheld dubbed the Armstrong, a co...
01:47 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Sony's Action Cam... in action (video)
We're quite familiar with ruggedized camcorders here at Engadget, be they from GoPro or Contour. However, Sony recently entered the extreme video fray with its Action Cam, and we got the chance to d...
12:33 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget Tesla gets $10 million grant from California to help with Model X production
Tesla's outspoken CEO, Elon Musk, said last week that he expects his company's financials to be somewhat satisfactory in the very near future, but that's not to say a $10 million grant wouldn't be w...
12:20 am EDT - Sat, October 13, 2012
Engadget AMD could slash up to 30 percent of its workforce according to reports
AllThingsD and CNET are reporting that 30 percent of AMD's workforce could be laid off, though one of several unnamed sources notes the cuts could be as low as 10 percent. If these reports hold true...
11:31 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Comcast quietly updates DVRs with ability to list stored programs from the web, mobile apps
While being able to schedule DVR recordings from your mobile device is nice, an update currently being pushed to some Comcast DVRs is adding the ability for users to check exactly what shows are sto...
10:46 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Padfone 2 surfaces in video, ASUS CEO gives viewers a brief tour (video)
A launch event invitation has already given us a glimpse of the ASUS Padfone 2, but Bloomberg TV India caught up with the firm's CEO Jerry Chen and snagged a video tour of the device before its Octo...
10:46 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Padfone 2 surfaces in video, ASUS CEO gives viewers a brief tour (video) (update: leaked press shots)
A launch event invitation has already given us a glimpse of the ASUS Padfone 2, but Bloomberg TV India caught up with the firm's CEO Jerry Chen and snagged a video tour of the device before its Octo...
10:01 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget NextGuide iPad app continues its fight against boring grids, adds Amazon, gestures and more
There's more than a few apps (and even DVRs) that promise to help you find something to watch, but one of the more interesting efforts came from Dijit Media's NextGuide app for the iPad. It launched...
09:46 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 now available to try at Best Buy
Microsoft's already opened up the floodgates with Windows 8 pre-orders, and it looks as if those still on the fence now have a sandbox to goof off in. Pictured above is a trio of Windows 8 notebooks...
09:18 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Sprint bringing LTE to San Francisco and over 20 more cities 'in coming months'
We can't say we're exactly surprised Sprint would be bringing its 4G LTE waves to one of the biggest markets on the West Coast, but there's nothing like hearing it straight from the horse's carrier'...
08:44 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Alcatel announces One Touch Evo 7 ICS tablet in Europe, doesn't say when it's coming
Just as we had talked about Alcatel not necessarily being known for its hardware offerings, the company's now announcing its first "modular" tablet, the One Touch Evo 7. As the moniker adequately im...
08:10 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE update to bring global roaming, Isis wallet
HTC's Droid Incredible 4G LTE gave us a pleasant surprise by providing a capable Android phone that didn't have to be supersized. It's gone largely untouched since its mid-year introduction, though,...
07:38 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Netflix app for Windows 8 now available for download
Microsoft confirmed some time ago that a Netflix app would be available for Windows 8, and it turns out it's available well before the big October 26th launch date. Netflix announced today that the ...
07:09 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia finishes offloading Vertu, rumors claim Vertu plans a matching switch to Android
Nokia has ended one of the more significant chapters in its tumultuous history: the Finnish phone giant has finished divesting Vertu to private equity firm EQT VI, shedding direct control of the def...
06:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget's Seattle reader meetup is this month! More tickets available!
Yep, we sold out of tickets to our upcoming Seattle Interactive Conference meetup, but fear not: we've found a whole new stash. If you're out in the Emerald City on October 29th, you can join in on ...
06:19 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS TAICHI 21 and VivoBook X202 go up for US pre-orders, spoil the party a bit early
Just because ASUS has planned a grand October 23rd event to outline its US Windows 8 lineup doesn't mean we can't get an advance peek. Pre-orders have officially kicked off for at least two touchscr...
06:19 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS TAICHI 21 and VivoBook X202 go up for US pre-orders, spoil the party a bit early (update: VivoTab RT, too)
Just because ASUS has planned a grand October 23rd event to outline its US Windows 8 lineup doesn't mean we can't get an advance peek. Pre-orders have officially kicked off for at least two touchscr...
05:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Alleged LG Nexus 4 reviewed by Belarusian tech site
Well, the Belarusian tech site Onliner.by made waves yesterday by publishing the clearest photos yet of the alleged LG Nexus, the E960. Now the site has published a quick and dirty review of the una...
05:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget iPod nano review (2012)
If you think Apple is getting a little predictable with its yearly device refreshes, you probably haven't been charting the progress of its iPod nano. While most products in the Apple line receive a...
04:51 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Rogers, CIBC may launch Suretap NFC-based payments on October 15th, require a unique SIM
Rogers and Canadian bank CIBC struck a deal for NFC-based mobile payments back in May, long enough ago that it was starting to fade out of the public consciousness. The alliance may be near refreshi...
04:19 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget International Telecommunication Union: worldwide mobile subscriptions hit six billion in 2011
Last year, the UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) told us there were five billion mobile subscriptions worldwide at the close of 2010, and now it's reporting that at the end of 2011, t...
04:01 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 313 - 10.12.2012
If you're looking for the latest news on desktops, hi-fi home stereo components, or landline-enhanced telephonic equipment, you won't find it on this edition of the Engadget Podcast. We're all porta...
03:39 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Researchers turn to 19th century math for wireless data center breakthrough
Researchers from Microsoft and Cornell University want to remove the tangles of cables from data centers. It's no small feat. With thousands of machines that need every bit of bandwidth available Wi...
03:18 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Google Play Store gets good cop bad cop APK update, will add wish lists and malware scanner
A recent scan by Android Police through the latest Google 3.9.16 APK for its Play Store has revealed that wish lists are coming along very well, thank you, and that Mountain View will likely introdu...
02:59 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Georgia Tech receives $900,000 grant from Office of Naval Research to develop 'MacGyver' robot
Robots come in many flavors. There's the subservient kind, the virtual representative, the odd one with an artistic bent, and even robo-cattle. But, typically, they all hit the same roadblock: they ...
02:38 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS' TAICHI convertible laptop hits the FCC
If 2012 was the year of the Ultrabook, 2013's going to be remembered by the massive proliferation of laptop / tablet hybrids. One such convertible that's just been given full marks by the FCC is ASU...
02:10 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Firefox introduces preliminary support for Social API, brings your networks into the browser
While you might use Firefox to access your social media of choice already, preliminary support for a new API has been introduced that could integrate key features into the browser itself. The aptly ...
01:48 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Apple licenses Swiss railway clock for iOS 6, knows what time it is
When Swiss federal railway organization SBB and the Mondaine Group pointed out that the iOS 6 clock face looked remarkably like theirs, they weren't so much upset as clearing their throat politely -...
01:48 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Apple agrees to license for Swiss railway clock in iOS 6, knows what time it is
When Swiss federal railway organization SBB and the Mondaine Group pointed out that the iOS 6 clock face looked remarkably like theirs, they weren't so much upset as clearing their throat politely -...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Google TV v3 demo video teases better search, mini-guide overlay and tablet control
During Google I/O this summer the Google TV team promised more features were on the way and now it's posted a "sneak peek" video that shows us a few. As promised, there's second screen integration a...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Google TV v3 demo video teases better search, mini-guide overlay and tablet control (Update: pulled)
During Google I/O this summer the Google TV team promised more features were on the way -- the upgraded Google Play app just arrived -- and now it's posted a "sneak peek" video (embedded after the b...
01:42 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Google TV v3 demo video teases better search, mini-guide overlay and tablet control (Update)
During Google I/O this summer the Google TV team promised more features were on the way -- the upgraded Google Play app just arrived -- and now it's posted a "sneak peek" video (embedded after the b...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 61: Acer aims high with its Iconia W510 Windows 8 hybrid
With the release of Windows 8 just around the corner, the arrivals of tablets and hybrids that are decked out with the aforementioned OS are also imminent. Sure, we've already seen a number of these...
01:25 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 packaging and pricing revealed: standard OEM $99, Pro Pack $139, pre-order from today
We're almost there. Just a few more days until the big reveal. But that doesn't mean there aren't still a few final Windows 8 secrets to be disclosed. Two of those are the price and the packaging, w...
01:10 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget ASUS teases October 23rd Vivo Book and Vivo Tab event, likens it to world history (video)
Most event teasers have at least some kind of grandiosity; we're not under illusions that they have to be modest. At the same time, ASUS may have crossed a humility barrier with a teaser for an Octo...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Dell to offer its XPS 27 and Inspiron One 23 all-in-ones with optional touchscreens
Dell gave us a heads up back at IFA that it was planning on offering its high-end XPS 27 all-in-one with an optional touchscreen. Well, that day has come: the company just announced that it will beg...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook gets updated with Ivy Bridge, optional touchscreen
File this under things we could've sworn happened already: Dell is updating its nine-month-old XPS 13 Ultrabook with third-generation Core (read: Ivy Bridge) processors. What's more, in keeping with...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 12 Windows 8 convertible priced at $1,199 and up, ships this month with pre-orders starting today
Well, that's a form factor you don't see that often. Of all the Windows 8 PCs we've seen so far, the Dell XPS 12 is tough to forget, if only because it's the only one whose screen flips inside the h...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook gets updated with Ivy Bridge (updated)
File this under things we could've sworn happened already: Dell is updating its nine-month-old XPS 13 Ultrabook with third-generation Core (read: Ivy Bridge) processors. While the rest of the compan...
12:21 pm EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Low-power chip guru quits Samsung for Apple, with heavily implied implications
The iPhone 5 already proved Apple's desire to move away from existing processor designs and exert more control over these fundamental components. Is it too crazy to imagine that Cupertino would like...
11:58 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry rep shows off L-Series smartphone, forgets it's meant to be a secret (video)
While the rest of us are chasing after dev phones and blurrycam shots, BlackBerry representatives in Mexico seem to be happy to wave honest-to-goodness L-Series handsets around on video. Website Hol...
11:26 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Apple likely to reveal iPad mini on October 23rd, reports All Things D
Rumors about the iPad mini are really starting to heat up and alleged leaks of the body are hitting the web with machine gun-like regularity. Now All Things D claims to have another piece of the puz...
11:26 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Apple likely to reveal iPad mini on October 23rd, reports AllThingsD
Rumors about the iPad mini are really starting to heat up and alleged leaks of the body are hitting the web with machine gun-like regularity. Now AllThingsD claims to have another piece of the puzzl...
10:32 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Best Buy reveals Insignia Flex Tablet, 9.7-inches of Android 4.0
It's been a little while since we visited anything from Best Buy's Insignia brand, but this new tablet from the retailer just caught our (or rather a tipster's) eye. Called the Insignia Flex, it's a...
09:45 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite coming to the UK on October 25th, starting at 109
Amazon has found a relatively clear day in the calendar on which to launch its excellent Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in the British Isles. The ad-supported basic model will knock you back £109,...
09:32 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Phones4U begins taking UK pre-orders for Samsung's Galaxy S III Mini
If good things come to those who wait and good things come in small packages, then the Galaxy S III Mini must be pretty special indeed. If you're in the market for the junior edition of the company'...
08:51 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Apple files patent application for fingerprint sensor that can be transparent or opaque
While Apple has flirted with biometric-based patents before, we've yet to see them implemented in real-world technology. That hasn't stopped it from filing yet another one though, as the latest appl...
07:57 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Bezos: Amazon breaks even on Kindle devices, not trying to make money on hardware
Amazon makes a pretty good case for its Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite with prices as low as $199 and $119 respectively, but it turns out there's more at work than just special offers to keep them af...
07:02 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Series 5 Slate reaches out and touches the FCC
Samsung has just days to go before the Series 5 Slate (and ATIV Smart PC) arrives hand-in-hand with the official launch of Windows 8, so we're surprised that it's been waiting so long to clear the u...
06:29 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Your Portal gun isn't as cool as Hack-a-Day's Portal gun (which actually levitates a companion cube)
There you were, thinking your NECA-produced Portal gun replica was super neat all on its own. Well, okay -- it is -- but wouldn't it be even cooler if you could use it to make a baby companion cube ...
05:50 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Apparent Gmail for Android 4.2 leak shows off pinch-to-zoom, swipe features
If you've been desperate for new Gmail on your Android, a leaked APK obtained by Android Police -- that may or may not have come from one of those LG E960 Mako (alleged) Nexus phones that it seems e...
05:06 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget NASA and IHMC building X1 exoskeleton to give us a lift, keep us fit in space and on Earth
It's hard to deny the appeal of a space-bound robot like NASA's Robonaut 2, fears of subversion notwithstanding. The space agency and Florida's Institute for Human and Machine Cognition know it, and...
04:04 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Evernote 2.5 for Windows Phone brings new layout with improved performance
While some app developers seem to forget about Windows Phone, Evernote definitely has not. The tiled version of the cloud-based note taking app received an update on Thursday that brings an arsenal ...
03:26 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu One reaches Mac in beta, completes the cloud storage circle
For all of the many directions Ubuntu One's cloud storage has gone, it hasn't headed the Mac's way. Official clients have been the province of Linux devotees (naturally, Ubuntu is recommended) and t...
02:42 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget DirecTV Genie DVR and interface launch with advice for the indecisive
We got a peek at DirecTV's Genie system just a few weeks ago with promises of a system that would both suggest related shows and optionally record them unbidden. It's here, and it's being joined by ...
01:59 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Canopy's $39 Sensus gaming case protects your iPhone 4 4S, adds plenty of new touch sensors
There's no doubt that smartphone accessories can get expensive, so how about a case that doubles as a gamepad? Billed as "protection with a purpose," Canopy's Sensus case aims to do just that. While...
01:21 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office 2013 releases to manufacturing, reaches most of us early next year
Break out the party streamers and balloons -- if only in an orderly fashion, because this is the day Office 2013 has been released to manufacturing. The completion swings Microsoft's attention towar...
12:37 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget NC State nanoflowers can boost battery and solar cell capacity, make great prom accessories
We see a lot of sleek-looking technology pass through our doors, but it's rare that the inventions could be called beautiful by those who aren't immersed in the gadget world. We'd venture that North...
12:04 am EDT - Fri, October 12, 2012
Engadget Acer's Windows 8-based Iconia W510 tablet hits the FCC, ready for November launch
Now that we've taken a look at the Acer Iconia W510, it's heartening to see it finally hit the FCC. The documentation doesn't tell us much we don't already know about the Windows 8 tablet, though it...
11:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget D-Link PowerLine AV+ Mini Adapter kit keeps wired networks as subtle (and cheap) as possible
D-Link still sees there being a place for powerline networking, such as a basement home theater, but knows that many of us don't want an overly clunky set of adapters or to effectively buy a second ...
11:01 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Welcome to the new Engadget commenting system, Livefyre
Greetings readers and commenters. We here at Engadget are always working hard to provide you with the best reading experience we possibly can. To do this, we're making a clean break from our old com...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Sony intros 17-inch VAIO E17 multimedia laptop, will offer the current E14P with a touchscreen
If you cried when Sony discontinued its performance-heavy VAIO F Series, it looks like the company's marketing team heard your complaints: Sony just announced the VAIO E17, the closet thing it's had...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Sony announces 14-inch VAIO T14 Ultrabook, says it will offer the T13 with an optional touchscreen
In case you haven't noticed, Sony just announced pricing for all sorts of touch-friendly Windows 8 products -- namely, the VAIO Duo 11, Tap 20 and the E14P multimedia laptop. But not everything in t...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Sony's VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 slider goes on sale this month, starts at $1,100
At least in the beginning, most of the made-for-Windows-8 devices you're going to see will have a very similar form factor -- namely, a tablet that slots into a detachable keyboard dock. Sony, thoug...
11:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Tap 20 battery-powered all-in-one arriving this month for $880 and up
Sure, you were expecting PC makers to announce loads of Windows 8 hybrids, but a battery-powered all-in-one? Probably not. Nonetheless, that's exactly what Sony unveiled last month at IFA when it sh...
10:01 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Panasonic releases the Toughbook SX2, a laptop that'll take no prisoners at the quarterly conference
If you're in the market for a laptop that won't buckle if you start flinging it across the room, Ballmer-style, then Panasonic's "business ruggedized" Toughbook SX2 might be for you. Resembling one ...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Atari and Zynga team up to reboot Breakout in 'Super Bunny Breakout' on iOS
Atari may be little more than a vestige of its former self, but that isn't stopping the publisher from crafting new versions of its classic games. "Super Bunny Breakout," for example, is a project c...
09:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Google announces simplified Zagat ratings, launches new application for Android
Avid Zagat users may or may not tell you that the Google-owned restaurant finder service hasn't exactly been offering the best rating system possible. With the most recent update, however, the hard-...
08:38 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget South Korea delays ban on iPads and iPhones until Apple can appeal
Apple and Samsung have been recreating the Cold War through their own mutually assured destruction policy, and nowhere is that more apparent than their Pyrrhic victories in South Korea. For Apple, h...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Matias Quiet Pro review: a mechanical keyboard with less clickety-clack
Keyboards aren't always high on the list of considerations for folks buying a new computer or looking to upgrade an old one. Some may be more likely to splurge on a high-end monitor, or cram in as m...
07:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4PM!
Tim's back! Remember him? We're so excited to get the old team back together that we just couldn't wait until 5:00 to do this week's show. So join Tim, Brian and Dana tonight at 4PM ET tonight for g...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget V-Moda's M-100 audiophile headphones get ready for mass production, we go ears on
V-Moda's been seriously edging for the audiophile crowd lately -- namely with its Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones, the VAMP headphone amp for the iPhone 4/4S, and a soon-to-be disclosed followup du...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget V-Moda's M-100 audiophile headphones get ready for mass production, we go ears-on
V-Moda's been seriously edging for the audiophile crowd lately -- namely with its Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones, the VAMP headphone amp for the iPhone 4/4S, and a soon-to-be disclosed followup du...
06:38 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Sony Alpha A99 DSLR sample shots and video, plus comparison with the RX1 full-frame compact
Sony's A99 marks the first time in years that the company has built a full-frame pro rig to compete with the big boys from Canon and Nikon. The hardware impressed when we got our hands on one a mont...
06:16 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Amazon extending Kindle Owners' Lending Library to the UK, Germany and France this month
Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library has grown considerably since launching in the US, and it looks like the company's finally decided it was time to let some other countries in on the service as...
05:30 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget iPod touch review (2012)
When last we got a new iPod touch, the fourth-generation from 2010, it was so thin relative to other devices of that era we said it looked like "a toothpick." Its 7.2mm thinness was unparalleled --...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on
When word first started trickling out that Samsung planned to make a mini version of the Galaxy S III, it had the air of plausibility -- we've heard from many a person about the too-large size of th...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on (video)
When word first started trickling out that Samsung planned to make a mini version of the Galaxy S III, it had the air of plausibility -- we've heard from many a person about the too-large size of th...
04:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Satoru Iwata talks Wii U design, guts a console for context
Nintendo's top dog Satoru Iwata recently sat down with some of his R&D crew to talk about designing the Wii U, and unfortunately, a console was sacrificed in the process. The discussion focuses ...
04:10 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy S III mini: 4-inch Super AMOLED, 1GHz dual-core, NFC
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S III mini, a 4-inch David version of its Goliath big brother -- will it be worthy of its name? The rumor mill churned out that it might be a dumbed down versio...
04:10 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy S III mini: 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, NFC
Samsung has just announced the Galaxy S III mini, a 4-inch David version of its Goliath big brother -- will it be worthy of its name? The rumor mill churned out that it might be a dumbed down versio...
04:07 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Verizon confirms Motorola RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD available October 18th
When Verizon said the RAZR HD and RAZR MAXX HD would be out before the holidays, it wasn't kidding. October the 18th is the big day if you're after some of the sharp-sounding Motorola action. The 8-...
03:52 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Netflix to bring closed captioning to all video content by 2014
The road to become the best it can be will surely be a long one, but Netflix is certainly doing all it can to be covered on all grounds. Most recently, the streaming giant announced that it has reac...
03:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Court reverses Galaxy Nexus sales ban in the US
A United States appeals court has overturned the injunction banning the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, arguing that the California district court had "abused its discretion" in granting it. The cas...
03:34 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Court reverses Galaxy Nexus sales ban in the US (updated with Samsung's statement)
A United States appeals court has overturned the injunction banning the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, arguing that the California district court had "abused its discretion" in granting it. The cas...
03:24 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft sues Motorola in Germany again, claims Google Maps violates patent
Motorola isn't going to escape as cleanly as it would like from Microsoft's patent lawsuit campaign. Microsoft has sued Motorola once more in Germany, only this time it's waging a more direct fight ...
03:24 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft sues Motorola in Germany again, claims Google Maps violates patent (update: Google involved)
Motorola isn't going to escape as cleanly as it would like from Microsoft's patent lawsuit campaign. Microsoft has sued Motorola once more in Germany, only this time it's waging a more direct fight ...
03:03 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Store update hitting PAL regions on October 17th, North America on October 23rd
If you feel the current design of the PlayStation Store leaves a lot to be desired, then you'll probably be glad to hear it's being totally revamped. A new UI should do a better job of pushing fresh...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Behind the scenes history of MeeGo reveals Nokia's abandoned tablet and Verizon N9
Finnish site Taskumuro has produced an incredibly detailed behind-the-scenes history of Nokia's wonderful, yet doomed, MeeGo OS. Talking to current and ex-employees of the phone maker, it learned th...
02:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic's TD2220 two-point touch monitor gets priced at $330, will ship to coincide with Windows 8
While we had expected ViewSonic's TD2220 to arrive earlier this year, we'll forgive its lackadaisical timekeeping just this once. The two-point touch, 1,920 x 1,080 LED display arrives in North and ...
02:12 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo unveils winter lineup, pushes big displays, LTE, quad-cores and NFC payments
Just as the air begins to chill, NTT DoCoMo has announced its forthcoming line-up for release in November and December, including nine smartphones, four feature phones and a tablet. As the Japanese ...
01:49 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Bang & Olufsen gets connected with BeoVision 11 Smart TV
There's a new Bang & Olufsen set in town. The BeoVision 11 Smart TV gives viewers access to the Web courtesy of a browser that can be navigated via remote, iPad or Android tablet. You can also c...
01:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Google patches SVG and IPC exploits in Chrome, discoverer banks $60,000 in the process
Google revels in hacking contests as ways of testing Chrome's worth. Even if the browser is compromised, the failure provides a shot at fixing an exploit under much safer circumstances than an in-the...
01:16 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Kingmax intros UI-05 USB flash drive with glass ceiling, lets you see memory storage 'in action'
If you ever thought the world of flash storage was, well, a little pedestrian, then you've clearly never met Kingmax. The memory-maker likes to spice things up with world firsts, and exhibits an ent...
12:44 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears into the new iPod touch, bemoans lack of repairability
The folks over at iFixit have gotten their tool-sporting hands all over the new iPod touch, giving Apple's latest music player the customary detailed teardown. The alien autopsy-esque dissection rev...
12:27 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Rovio and CERN teaming up on education: hopefully the Angry Birds help us this time
The last time CERN and an angry bird met, it didn't end so well: the Large Hadron Collider overheated after a feathered creature reportedly dropped its breakfast on outdoor machinery. Things should ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Vizio preps for Windows 8: all-in-one PCs get touchscreens, notebooks get 'enhanced' touchpads
As is all the rage right now, Vizio is upgrading its line-up to support Windows 8's more touch-centric UI. The company's 24-inch and 27-inch all-in-one PCs will receive touch panels, resulting in a ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire V5 and M5 laptops will be available with touchscreens this month
Make no mistake, one of the biggest trends you'll see this fall is PC makers slapping touchscreens on their current machines so as to make them a little more Windows 8-appropriate. And Acer is no ex...
11:36 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget ECOXBT waterproof bluetooth speaker keeps the party floating
Waterproof smartphones and cameras are pretty much commonplace these days, but what about accessories to accompany these aquatic electronics? Enter the ECOXBT from ECOXGEAR. Priced at $130 this IPX7...
11:16 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Japan's Softbank in 'advanced talks' to acquire Sprint for $12 billion
While recent rumors suggested Sprint could be interested in snatching up Metro PCS, it may actually be the target of an acquisition.The Nikkei, Reuters and Wall Street Journal report it is in final ...
11:16 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Japan's Softbank in 'advanced talks' to acquire Sprint for $12+ billion
While recent rumors suggested Sprint could be interested in snatching up Metro PCS, it may actually be the target of an acquisition.The Nikkei, Reuters and Wall Street Journal report it is in final ...
11:16 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Japan's Softbank in 'advanced talks' to acquire Sprint for more than $12 billion (update: confirmed)
While recent rumors suggested Sprint could be interested in snatching up Metro PCS, it may actually be the target of an acquisition.The Nikkei, Reuters and Wall Street Journal report it is in final ...
10:18 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget LG's rumored Nexus, the E960 Mako, poses for Belarusian glamour pics
While Google and LG have kept quiet on the subject of any prospective Nexus phone, the leaky ship that is the LG E960 "Mako" popped another hole today as Belarusian site Onliner.by has apparently go...
09:52 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Ceton's $179 Echo Windows Media Center Extender is ready to go on sale 'around Thanksgiving'
Windows Media Center users still in shock over the indefinite hold placed on Ceton's Q DVR / Blu-ray player finally have some good news, as the company has officially revealed the details of the Ech...
08:57 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget The first smartphone with a low-power IGZO display: the 4.9-inch Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E
Japanese mega-operator NTT DoCoMo has just unveiled a interesting addition to its winter line-up: the Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which is the first production smartphone we've seen with an IGZO ...
08:16 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Google's 'biggest ever' Street View update doubles special collections, refreshes 250,000 miles of roads
Google's eponymous mapping system has received plenty of good press recently, but the company knows it can't take some time out to enjoy its position. As such, Mountain View's pushing out what it ca...
07:41 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Kickstarter brings crowdfunding to the UK on Halloween
Whether you're currently keeping calm, or simply carrying on, we've got some good news for you steadfast Brits: Kickstarter makes its official launch in the UK on October 31st. Sure, its arrival was...
06:49 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget iControlPad 2 gets funded, adds QWERTY keypad and smartphone mount
Product 3 LLC, the company behind the original iControlPad, has successfully funded a successor: folks, meet the iControlPad 2. While there isn't much to its name, the sequel boasts a handy QWERTY k...
06:13 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Indian Railways launches RailRadar, lets you track trains via Google Maps
Indian Railways has just made it a little easier for rail travelers with a new web app called RailRadar, which uses Google Maps to track trains on a real-time basis. This is certainly welcome on one...
05:27 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Google offers historical exhibitions, wields its search powers to tell untold stories (video)
Google has been taking advantage of its sheer domination of search to act as a custodian for human culture, whether it's famous artwork or wonders of the world. The most direct example of this archi...
04:51 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Box announces new features: improved search, file editing and a more social UI (video)
Skydrive, iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive users have all been treated to upgrades recently, and now Box has announced a bunch of improvements are coming to its cloud platform for businesses. The port...
04:01 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests
Remember RockMelt The "social web browser"? The name doesn't come up often, especially when we talk about conventional browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Well, rest assured, the startup i...
03:58 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Google+ app updates bring iPhone 5 support, new widget on Android and more
Google's social networking efforts are getting a boost with new versions of its Google+ apps for Android and iOS alike. While both platforms are now sporting the ability for managers of pages t...
03:14 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo opens Japanese pre-orders for the LG Optimus G L-01E tomorrow, sales start October 19th
LG revealed Japan's NTT DoCoMo would be the first carrier to offer its Optimus G (which it's been proud enough to announce more than once) and now we have an exact date. Pre-orders for the L-01E sta...
02:22 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Groupon launches Breadcrumb, officially enters the point-of-sale system market
A few months ago, Groupon quietly scooped up a New York-based startup by the name of Breadcrumb, which, back then, was presumably regarded as a sign of POS-related things to come from the deal-shari...
01:40 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget OnLive was reportedly sold for roughly $5 million to venture capital firm
Even though weeks have passed since that well-documented OnLive kerfuffle took place, where unfortunate layoffs and the formation of a "new company" were at the forefront of it all, previously unkno...
12:58 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Kupa UltraNote Windows 8 modular tablet hands-on (video)
Keep lurking long enough and you'll find the unexpected. Even at MobileCon 2012. Exhibit A: the Kupa UltraNote modular tablet running Windows 8. This 0.6-inch (15mm) thick slate is powered by an Int...
12:46 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget Google mobile web revamp brings hidden sidebar, feels all too familiar
Google+ has it. Facebook has it. Even Spotify and Evernote have it. "It" is the hidden sidebar, and that subtle if over-repeated interface has spread to Google's mobile home page. Visit from an...
12:29 am EDT - Thu, October 11, 2012
Engadget The Expendables 2 Blu-ray ships November 20th and is the first one with 11.1 channel DTS Neo:X audio
Just when we were getting used to 7.1 channel surround sound audio tracks on our movies, our friends at High Def Disc News have pointed out Lionsgate's announcement of The Expendables 2 on Blu-ray t...
11:56 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Gartner and IDC: PC shipments tumbled over 8 percent in Q3, only ASUS and Lenovo escaped unhurt
We don't often summarize market share in one word, but: ouch. Both Gartner and IDC have trotted out their preliminary estimates for PC market share in the third quarter, and the two agree that this ...
11:27 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung confirms October 24th event is for the US Galaxy Note II, removes what doubt was left
Ever since Samsung issued invitations for its October 24th event, it's become increasingly clearer that the New York City gathering would center on the Galaxy Note II. After all, we've tried almost ...
11:04 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Verizon-bound Nokia Lumia 822 surfaces in leaked photos
We caught a glimpse of a Verizon-branded Windows Phone 8 handset by the name of Atlas in a leaked image yesterday, and now new photos give us a closer look at the smartphone. According to WMPoweruse...
10:30 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget ZTE Engage for Cricket hands-on
MobileCon 2012 hasn't exactly been the mecca for new products, but that scenario is ideal for giving prepaid carriers like Cricket some time in the trade show spotlight. The company showed off its l...
10:01 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration
Even when you're watching TV alone, you've always got a friend in BuddyTV Guide -- the personalized listings and remote control app. Now, in addition to content providers Netflix, iTunes and Amazon,...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Give me the keys, I'll drive!
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. "Give me that" I huffed, teeth clenched. Snatching the iPhone fro...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 shows up in our server logs, shocks no one
Reports have been circulating that devices running Android 4.2, rumored to be code-named Key Lime Pie (though it's seeming more likely that it will retain the Jelly Bean moniker), have been popping ...
09:08 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Canal Plus chief: Amazon, Netflix will bring video-on-demand to France early next year
Amazon might be continuing its European HD streaming video invasion by arriving in France next March, according to Canal Plus' president, Bertrand Meheu. The executive is well-placed to have that in...
08:16 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Leap finally gets LTE, rollout starts next week
Leap customers, go ahead and jump for joy. The CDMA-based carrier is finally rolling out its first LTE market next week after about a year of testing it in Tucson, Arizona. (The first official marke...
07:45 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Sony Alpha NEX-6 sample shots and video
Sony's fourth member of the acclaimed NEX family of cameras, the NEX-6, predictably slots in between the 5N and 7 in its mirrorless product lineup. We've seen the 6 hardware a few times, and now we'...
07:21 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget eBay unveils redesign, deals site and launches same-day delivery
After eBay finally straightened out its logo and became ebay (it'll always be camel-cased in our hearts) it seemed only logical that the site itself would get a long overdue facelift too. At a press...
07:01 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget TweetDeck gets a makeover, new update brings themes and improved fonts
If you're a social media junkie and TweetDeck is your pusherman, you may or may not be happy to know that the Twitter-owned application has received a cosmetic update -- one which inches the platfor...
06:34 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget ITU roundtable narrows scope of debate around standard-essential patents, doesn't create world peace
The ITU's roundtable discussing the controversy over standard-essential patents has wrapped up its first day, and surprise -- there wasn't immediate harmony. While strict press rules prevent discuss...
06:06 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget MIT pencils in carbon nanotube gas sensor that's cheaper, less hazardous (video)
Carbon nanotube-based sensors are good at sniffing out all kinds of things, but applying the cylindrical molecules to a substrate has traditionally been a dangerous and unreliable process. Now, rese...
05:38 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget RIM opens BlackBerry 10 app submissions
Any BlackBerry 10 developers sufficiently entranced by their Dev Alpha units can now make good on the work they've accomplished so far. As promised, RIM is accepting app submissions for the platform...
05:10 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 10th: SSDs, Sennheiser in-ear headphones 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 ...
04:47 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Canada vaguely hints it'll block Huawei from government projects, citing security concerns
After the hammering Huawei received from the US Congress, it was probably hoping to catch a break north of the border. Unfortunately for Huawei, Canada's government has obtusely hinted that it, too,...
04:47 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Canada vaguely hints it'll block Huawei from government projects, cites security concerns
After the hammering Huawei received from the US Congress, it was probably hoping to catch a break north of the border. Unfortunately for Huawei, Canada's government has obtusely hinted that it, too,...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Czech Microsoft manager claims Office 2013 will reach Android and iOS, rest of company is less certain
The story of Office for the iPad has been something of a rollercoaster. Depending on who you've talked to this year, the mobile app has been on, then off, then on again... if it was ever real to sta...
04:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Czech Microsoft manager claims Office 2013 will reach Android and iOS, rest of company is less certain (update: more direct denial)
The story of Office for the iPad has been something of a rollercoaster. Depending on who you've talked to this year, the mobile app has been on, then off, then on again... if it was ever real to sta...
04:22 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils touch-enabled Vaio T13 Ultrabook running Windows 8, we go hands-on (video)
Here's the thing with Windows 8: staring at those live tiles feels kinda weird if you can't reach out and touch them. That's why Sony has upgraded its Vaio T13 Ultrabook with a touch panel (making i...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Pioneer XDJ-Aero review: a DJ controller that loves music, hates physical formats
Pioneer has enjoyed a fairly tight grip on the upper-end of the DJ market, but if you step out of the professional DJ booth, and into the bars and bedrooms, the competition starts to heat up. So whe...
03:38 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Tritton Kunai headset ships to chatty PS3 and PS Vita gamers
There are plenty of gaming headsets, but only so many specifically tuned to the PlayStation audience that aren't made by Sony itself. Mad Catz' Tritton label has just shipped a version of its Kunai ...
03:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 returns, hopefully for good this time
Nokia's Belle Feature Pack 2 has suffered more false starts than a race meeting burdened with a dodgy starter pistol. However, it looks like the on-again, off-again saga is at an end, now that the c...
02:47 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Kobo to buy Aquafadas, get magazines, academic texts, comics and children's books in the process
Canadian-born, Japanese-owned e-reader maker Kobo announced its intentions to acquire digital publishing company Aquafadas today, an agreement that'll bring rich content like magazines, academic tex...
02:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Tesla Model S squares off against BMW M5 in drag race, gives EVs extra street cred (video)
We already know from our own experience that the Tesla Model S is a driver's car, with acceleration and handling you wouldn't expect from a big and quiet luxury sedan. There's still nothing like a d...
01:34 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Twitter said to have acquired fledgling video-sharing service Vine
Twitter has pretty much nailed text-based interaction, so it looks like it's time to diversify into video. According to AllThingsD, the blue birdie has snapped up a three-man outfit called Vine, a v...
12:56 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Wilson Electronics releases three 4G multi-band signal boosters, no soup for Sprint
Even if you live in an area with 4G coverage, you might not get the best service inside certain buildings, and that's where companies like Wilson Electronics come in -- just take a peek at its Sleek...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget XBMC celebrates 10 years, latest build works in mainline PVR and Raspberry Pi support
First, we must congratulate the entire XBMC team on reaching the tenth anniversary of one of the project's first betas hitting the internet, when Yet Another Media Play (YAMP) and Xbox Media Player ...
11:44 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III Mini photo, specs and expected price leak in Germany
German site MobileGeeks has just leaked full specs of the new, Mini version of the Galaxy S III that Samsung confirmed this morning. As expected, we're looking at a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, with...
11:26 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Nike+ FuelBand, SportWatch GPS add some new colors for the holidays
The good news is that Nike is adding some new colors to its Nike+ connected FuelBand and SportWatch GPS lines so your wristwear can more closely match your kicks all winter. While the original ...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule docking with the ISS, live! (video)
SpaceX's Dragon left the planet on October 7th in a blaze of glory, and should be docking with the International Space Station imminently. If you'd like to start your morning with some vertigo-induc...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule docking with the ISS, live (update: success!)
SpaceX's Dragon left the planet on October 7th in a blaze of glory, and should be docking with the International Space Station imminently. If you'd like to start your morning with some vertigo-induc...
10:19 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget GoPro iOS app is finally available, adds live viewfinder and remote controls for action cameras
GoPro owners have had a long wait, but the company's iOS remote app (Android "coming soon") is finally available and ready to work for those possessing both an HD Hero2 camera and WiFi BacPac access...
09:23 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget HTC and NASA to send Nexus One into space in 2013 as part of PhoneSat program
Okay, this definitely won't be the first time HTC's own Nexus handset will be experiencing a trip that most of us won't ever have the chance to replicate. But in 2013 the Nexus One will travel deepe...
08:25 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Four Microsoft Windows 8 demo videos sneak online
As we get closer to Windows 8's October 25th launch date, expect the floodgates to open on a barrage of tidbits, insider peeks and revelations. One such early arrival is these four clips, lasting ju...
08:25 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Four Microsoft Windows 8 demo videos sneak online (update: pulled)
As we get closer to Windows 8's October 26th launch, expect the floodgates to open on a barrage of tidbits, insider peeks and revelations. One such early arrival is these four clips, lasting just un...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Logitech outs two wireless mice and an external trackpad, all optimized for Windows 8
It'll be another two weeks before Windows 8 PCs go on sale, but if you like, you can hand pick out your gesture-enabled peripherals now. Logitech just announced two wireless mice and an external tra...
07:09 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Zipcar CEO talks mobile app improvements, predicts connected vehicle future
We wondered why Zipcar CEO Scott Griffith was slated as a keynote presenter at CTIA's MobileCon -- after all, what does renting cars have to do with mobile? Apparently, quite a lot. Griffith stated ...
06:37 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Softbank unveils Disney-themed Android handset in pink and white
Softbank unveiled a bevy of new phones for its winter and spring lineup, and among the raft of new hardware is a Disney Mobile Android handset. Clad with a white or pink back, the smartphone's rear ...
05:50 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung mobile head confirms 4-inch Galaxy S III mini announcement tomorrow
It looks like the rumored Samsung Galaxy S III mini is real, and it will make its debut at an event in Frankfurt, Germany tomorrow. Mobile chief JK Shin said that the company believed there was dema...
05:21 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR HD LTE now available in Canada through Rogers for $100
Motorola had said its dearest RAZR HD LTE would be coming "later this fall" as an exclusive to Rogers, and today's the day that relatively thin and powerful Android handset hits shelves across the b...
04:26 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Gmail goes multilingual with Input Tools, now supports 75 languages
Gmail has had an automatic message translation feature for awhile, but now it's really stepping up its game for multilingual users. The popular email service has added more than 100 virtual keyboard...
03:36 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 810 for T-Mobile hands-on
T-Mobile's not being shy in its selection of Windows Phone 8 offerings, so far announcing plans to release the HTC Windows Phone 8X, 8S and Nokia Lumia 810, but unfortunately it does have to be shy ...
03:16 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile hands-on
Yep, it's a Samsung Galaxy Note II. With T-Mobile branding. At MobileCon 2012. Indeed, there's not much that will surprise you when gazing upon the latest version of the quad-core Exynos-clad phone ...
02:57 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile hands-on (update: video)
Just a day after it announced the LG Optimus L9, T-Mobile showed the smartphone off at MobileCon 2012. It's definitely a worthy member of the L-series of stylish (yet mid-range) handsets, sporting t...
02:10 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Virginia Beach McDonald's adds free iPad use to its menu, McRib still seasonal
In an age of grab and go eating, it seems somewhat odd that a fast food restaurant would feature an attraction that causes its patrons to drop anchor and stay. However, the house with well over one ...
01:31 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot RX1 sample images and video
When we first got our hands on Sony's full-frame compact camera, the Cyber-shot RX1, we were allowed to touch it, but we couldn't use it for its stated purpose. Today, however, we got to put its 35m...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Sling Media officially unveils the Slingbox 350 and 500
The company that takes almost full credit for inventing place-shifting is back in retail action with new models and new software features too. The Slingbox 350 takes the place of the older Solo at $...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Slingbox 350 and 500 review: Sling Media finally upgrades its line of media streamers
It's hard to believe that the Slingbox has been around for seven years, but that only makes it harder to accept these are the first retail models that have been released since 2008. That finally cha...
12:22 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Google Play in-app subscriptions get free-trial option
In-app subscriptions found their way to Google Play this May, and now the folks in Mountain View are letting Android developers offer them with free-trials. In order to make use of the freebie spans...
12:22 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Google Play in-app subscriptions get free trial option
In-app subscriptions found their way to Google Play this May, and now the folks in Mountain View are letting Android developers offer them with free trials. In order to make use of the freebie spans...
12:01 am EDT - Wed, October 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung partners with Spotify, brings streaming music to its 2012 Smart TVs in Europe
Europeans who have been pining for a(nother) way to bring Spotify into their living rooms can rest easy, now that Samsung is on the case. The pair have teamed up to bring 18 million tracks to Sammy'...
11:28 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft CEO Ballmer braces us for a 'fundamental shift' in strategy with more Microsoft-designed devices
Microsoft's Surface tablets could already be considered warning shots across the bow, signalling that a change in strategy was underway. For anyone who was in doubt, however, CEO Steve Ballmer has c...
11:05 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Novatel Liberate MiFi for AT&T hands-on
It's not too often that a mobile hotspot graces our home page, but this one is worth a mention. Novatel is launching the Liberate, a MiFi with a built-in touchscreen, on AT&T in the coming month...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 shipping this month for $1,099, ARM-powered Yoga 11 coming in December
Lenovo is pulling back the curtain on several Windows 8 devices today, and among the bunch is a somewhat familiar face: the IdeaPad Yoga. We first got a look at the 13.3-inch device back at CES in J...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo announces ThinkPad Edge Twist, a business-oriented convertible coming this month for $849
Lenovo was first out of the gate with a form-shifting Windows 8 machine when it unveiled the IdeaPad Yoga at CES. Now the company's back with a convertible for its business customers, the ThinkPad E...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 priced at $649 and up, still on track to ship this month
Back when Lenovo formally announced the ThinkPad Tablet 2, it shared almost everything there was to know about its new Windows 8 slate: specs, an approximate shipping date and details on the optiona...
11:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx: an 11.6-inch Windows 8 hybrid arriving in December for $600 and up
With a couple exceptions, we hadn't heard much about Lenovo's Windows 8 plans until now. Okay, it teased the IdeaPad Yoga back at CES, and recently unveiled the business-friendly ThinkPad Tablet 2. ...
10:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 319 - 10.09.2012
Our podcast this week kicked off with a bit of breaking news, going to tape just as pics of an unannounced box from Boxee leaked out. After we decipher the surprisingly conventionally-styled Box we m...
09:54 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Txtr Beagle aims to corner low-end e-reader market for $13 (video)
We've seen some cheap e-readers in our day. Heck, even the big boys are practically giving the things away. But, we've never seen anything quite like the Txtr Beagle. The latest creation from German...
09:33 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Western Digital bumps My Book Thunderbolt Duo to 8TB, consoles regular My Book buyers with 4TB
Many of us may have liked the prospect of Western Digital's My Book Thunderbolt Duo, but there's no doubt some of us who discovered that even 6TB just wouldn't cut it. If that digital pack rat menta...
09:13 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Valve is ready for you to test its hardware prototypes, has a handy survey
In what is assuredly the inauspicious beginnings of an alternate reality Aperture Science, Valve Software is asking interested parties to take a brief survey which may result in being the first peop...
08:51 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Google goes back to basics, announces GSA 7.0 for all of your enterprise searching needs
Long before retail outlets were flooded with Android-powered electronics, Google embarked on its maiden voyage into the world of hardware. Venturing out into uncharted waters, the then only web sear...
08:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Disney Research develops capacitive touch that detects multiple users through their fingertips (video)
Creating a truly multi-user, multi-touch display is a tricky prospect. How do you know who's who short of turning the screen into one giant fingerprint reader? Chris Harrison, Ivan Poupyrev and Mune...
08:08 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Bookeen Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight joins the lit e-reader fray
Offering a front-lit e-reader isn't reserved just for the heaviest hitters. Bookeen is leaping into that still-exclusive club with the Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight. Its lengthily-named upgrade to th...
07:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Polaris rover will travel to the Moon in search of polar resources, try to survive the long lunar night
The Polaris rover may look a little punk rock, but that mohawk is no fashion statement. It's for catching solar rays which shine almost horizontally at the Moon's north pole, a location Polaris is due...
07:26 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Lytro camera gets manual controls, new colors and accessories for exacting light-field fans
A frequent gripe of Lytro camera owners has been the hands-off nature of the photography, with that signature infinite focus about the only real fine-tuning that's on tap. As of a fresh firmware upg...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget LG Mach for Sprint hands-on
The Motorola Photon Q just a little too pricey for your QWERTY-loving taste buds? Sprint's newest device, the LG Mach, was announced this morning at MobileCon 2012 to add another full physical keybo...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget LG Mach for Sprint hands-on (update: video)
The Motorola Photon Q just a little too pricey for your QWERTY-loving taste buds? Sprint's newest device, the LG Mach, was announced this morning at MobileCon 2012 to add another full physical keybo...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G for Sprint hands-on
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but we had the opportunity to get our hands on the LG Optimus G... again. This would make the excursion lucky number four for Engadget, but this one is a tou...
06:48 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G for Sprint hands-on (update: video)
Stop us if you've heard this one before, but we had the opportunity to get our hands on the LG Optimus G... again. This would make the excursion lucky number four for Engadget, but this one is a tou...
06:46 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Huawei and ZTE cry foul at US Congress' accusations, say the report was rigged
Chinese telecoms giants Huawei and ZTE have responded to Congress' claims that neither company could be trusted to sell hardware to the US. Both feel that they've been victimized, with ZTE pointing ...
06:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile made official, comes with gamepad-tuned racing this fall
Now that the Galaxy Note II has already been made public for AT&T and Sprint, it's T-Mobile's turn at bat. The magenta network isn't deviating significantly from the hardware seen at other Ameri...
06:20 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile made (more) official, comes with gamepad-tuned racing this fall
Now that the Galaxy Note II has already been given a formal debut for AT&T and Sprint, it's T-Mobile's turn at bat. The magenta network isn't deviating significantly from the hardware seen at ot...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1.2 goes live, gives Nexus 7 owners landscape home screen
We've been seeing a mysterious Android 4.1.2 update mentioned in conjunction with a few unreleased devices in the past few hours, so it's only fitting that we're seeing the official release today. G...
05:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle goes literary, offers octuplet of books at a humble price
The Humble Bundle tends to be associated with not just low prices, but also indie video games (and occasionally music). Today's bundle, however, centers on the literary-minded among us, offering a s...
05:21 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II coming to T-Mobile on October 24th, say leaked documents
Samsung's Galaxy Note II is happily filling hands in Korea and the UK without so much as a release date announced stateside. We may now have one, thanks to the folks at TmoNews, who appear to have s...
04:56 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Firefox 16 final launches with Reader on Android, VoiceOver on Macs and web app support
Mozilla knows how to keep on the fast track. Just weeks after the Firefox 16 beta first showed, the finished version is ready and waiting. Surprises are few if you were an early adopter, although th...
04:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint adds two phones, a tablet and a USB dongle to its LTE line-up
If simple vanity trinkets don't excite you, Sprint has something else to tempt you in -- four new LTE devices. The new line-up includes two phones, a tablet and a USB dongle, so hopefully something ...
04:30 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Sprint adds LG Mach, Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and tri-mode USB dongle to fall LTE lineup
If simple vanity trinkets don't excite you, Sprint has something else to tempt you in -- four new LTE devices. The new line-up includes two phones, a tablet and a USB dongle, so hopefully something ...
04:08 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android gets a makeover, lets missing phones have one last gasp
Missing phone apps such as Find My iPhone often have a glaring weakness: as they depend on pings at regular intervals, they're not much use at tracking down a lost device if the battery dies first. ...
03:33 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Amazon patents online haggling system that keeps buyers, sellers on the up and up
Haggling is so popular that it's virtually mandatory in some parts of the world, and yet it's rarely an option in the online space outside of informal auctions. If Amazon ever puts its newly grante...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget We're live from MobileCon 2012!
MobileCon, the show formerly known as CTIA Enterprise & Applications, is ready to get under way in sunny San Diego. Despite its more streamlined name, we expect to see the same kind of stuff as ...
02:43 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget New Starz Play website and apps stream only to Cox customers, but you might not need them
Earlier this year Starz pulled its online content library back from Netflix and now it's relaunching the old Starz Play branded websites and apps (iOS and WiFi only for now, 3G and Android coming so...
02:27 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon HTC Droid Incredible X pops up at certification forum, inadvertently confirms existence
If you've been holding out for HTC's forthcoming Verizon-bound 5-inch Galaxy Note rival, congratulations -- your patience may soon pay off. A listing at the Global Certification Forum reveals the ho...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Research crafts wrist-worn device that tracks hand gestures in 3D space (video)
A team led by researchers at Microsoft's UK-based R&D lab has crafted a system that tracks the full 3D pose of a user's hand without the need for a pesky glove. Dubbed Digits, the Kinect-inspire...
01:14 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Fifth-gen iPod touch and nano now in stores and in the mail
If you've been waiting impatiently to get your hands on the latest cellular radio-less iOS device, we've got good news. The fifth gen iPod touch with its elongated screen and colorful backplate is a...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA launches GeForce 650 Ti, Maingear says all custom desktop models now have it
No one can accuse Maingear of skipping the latest hardware cycles -- less than a month after offering PCs with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 and 660 graphics, the PC system builder has announced that you c...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget 'Contre Jour' is now playable in the browser, one third of the levels require IE 10
Say it with us: Developers! Developers! Developers! That's Steve Ballmer's mantra and indeed, it says a lot about the way Microsoft has gone about promoting Internet Explorer. In addition to a serie...
12:28 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Leaked Nokia Atlas image shows a Windows Phone 8 device heading to Verizon
When AT&T announced it was keeping the Lumia 920 for itself, plenty of clothes were rended and teeth were gnashed. However, the ever-reliable @evleaks has shown a picture of a Nokia handset, cod...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia W510 preview: as Acer moves into the Windows 8 era, it returns to its netbook roots
More Info Acer unveils 11.6-inch Iconia W700, 10.1-inch W510 Windows 8 tablets Acer will stop making cheap crap, but keep selling netbooks CE-Oh no he didn't!: Acer's JT Wang tells Mi...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Atom-powered Acer Iconia W510 on sale November 9th for $500 and up
Acer recently announced pricing and availability for its Iconia W700, and now its other Windows 8 tablet, the Iconia W510, is getting that same treatment. The 10.1-inch slate will ship for $500 and ...
11:38 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media begins pushing its broadband to 120Mbps, much to Usain's delight
If you're one of Virgin Media's top-tier internet customers, you may soon see your service getting a little speedier. The Branson-backed company is boosting its top speed from 100Mbps to 120Mbps, th...
11:38 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Virgin Media begins pushing its UK broadband to 120Mbps, much to Usain's delight
If you're one of Virgin Media's top-tier internet customers, you may soon see your service getting a little speedier. The Branson-backed company is boosting its top speed from 100Mbps to 120Mbps, th...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Watch Felix Baumgartner's space dive live right here at 8:30AM ET (video)
Weather may have delayed Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking "space dive" by another (no doubt torturous) 24 hours, but all going well, the wait is almost over. In just over an hour, proceedings wil...
11:21 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Watch Felix Baumgartner's space dive live right here at 9:30AM ET (update: more delays)
Weather may have delayed Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking "space dive" by another (no doubt torturous) 24 hours, but all going well, the wait is almost over. In just over an hour, proceedings wil...
10:45 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget BBC Worldwide announces first four Blu-ray DVDs with UltraViolet digital copies
Coming nearly on the anniversary of its US launch, the UltraViolet digital locker system is getting a boost in the UK from BBC Worldwide. The BBC's commercial wing is releasing four Blu-ray / DVD ti...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget NetZero gives subscribers free data to share through Facebook, doles out friendship 1GB at a time
The classic trick to spurring early adoption of a data hotspot service is to share it with others, and NetZero has every intention of being as giving as its precursors. Its new Data Share program le...
09:49 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung reveals the Galaxy Music: part budget phone, part mobile disco
When we first saw the name "Galaxy Music" in a Samsung press release a few weeks ago, we totally overlooked it among all the other budget Galaxy spin-offs. Now that it's official, the Galaxy Music (o...
09:25 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone shows off acres and acres of live tiles in video
Why does the ATIV S feel so elusive? It's not that we don't know its basic specs -- it's a 4.8-inch phone that brings some much-needed GS III technical glory to Microsoft's OS -- but it's just never...
09:25 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV S Windows Phone shows off acres and acres of live tiles in video (update: pulled)
Why does the ATIV S feel so elusive? It's not that we don't know its basic specs -- it's a 4.8-inch phone that brings some much-needed GS III technical glory to Microsoft's OS -- but it's just never...
08:44 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget RIM's PlayBook disappearing from online retailers in the US
If you want to get your hands on RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, you might be running out of time. It seems that the QNX-based device is no longer available in the US from retailers like Wal-Mart, Best B...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Logitech G710+ gaming keyboard boasts quiet, glowing, speed-typing
Is that old pro-gaming keyboard you have finally breaking down from years of use, its blue backlight fading to teal (or worse) as the days go on? Are you ready to spend over $100 to get back in the ...
07:23 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget W3C teams with Apple, Google, Mozilla on WebPlatform, a guide to building the open web (video)
The World Wide Web Consortium might just be the United Nations of web development, as it's bringing together some frequent enemies to fight for a common cause through WebPlatform.org. The collaborati...
06:02 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Rumor: AT&T will start taking pre-orders for Windows Phone 8 devices on October 21st
Color us not-too-shocked if it's true, but the Verge has reported that AT&T will begin taking orders for Windows Phone 8 models from the likes of Nokia and HTC on October 21st. Microsoft has alr...
05:03 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft backs free Boingo WiFi in NYC and San Francisco, hopes you'll see Metro on the metro
Microsoft is about to launch a giant media blitz for Windows 8, and it wants to guarantee that even those of us heads-down in our laptops and smartphones take notice. It's sponsoring Boingo's WiFi, ...
04:01 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget AMD enters Windows 8 tablet fray with Z-60 chip: 'all-day' battery life, graphics 'you would never expect'
If you know AMD mainly for its laptop and desktop processors, then some readjustment may be in order: as of now, the company is rushing head-long into the market created by Surface fever and the nee...
03:49 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget LG E960 Mako surfaces in photos, may be the future Nexus phone
Rumors have been swirling that LG will get its first crack at a Nexus phone this year. If there's any merit to that claim, we might have just received an early peek. An XDA-Developers forum goer has...
03:49 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget LG E960 Mako surfaces in photos, may be the future Nexus phone (update)
Rumors have been swirling that LG will get its first crack at a Nexus phone this year. If there's any merit to that claim, we might have just received an early peek. An XDA-Developers forum goer has...
03:27 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget HTC DLX specs purportedly slip, stuff Snapdragon S4 Pro and 12MP camera into a 5-inch frame
Talk of HTC's rumored, giant DLX has veered between the plausible and not-so-plausible. We might just toss the newest tip into that former category. Football4PDA, who's developing a reputation for u...
02:44 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck builds Arduino-based automatic sunglasses, beats David Caruso to the punch (video)
CSI: Miami might be out of production, but that doesn't mean we'll be deprived of casual eyewear flipping. Not if Ben Heck has a say in the matter, at least. His latest DIY project automatically swi...
02:03 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Android 4.1 availability for Galaxy S III in South Korea
It was pretty much inevitable, and true to its promise, Samsung has announced the availability of Android 4.1 for the Galaxy S III. Now before you get too excited, it appears that the upgrade applie...
01:19 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Ematic outs 7-inch FunTab Pro with ICS and a Zoodles mode for kids, available for $150
Even though the market's currently populated with slabs such as Archos' ChildPad or LeapFrog's LeaPad 2, the race to become the go-to child-friendly tablet could still be considered as wide open. Ha...
12:38 am EDT - Tue, October 9, 2012
Engadget Boxee TV streaming OTA set-top box and DVR pics leak out
If you've been wondering "what will Boxee do next?" there appears to be an answer. A tipster has sent The Verge pics of a new set-top box, still built by D-Link, that ditches the original's angular ...
11:55 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Monday, which means it is time for you to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 8:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the bre...
11:31 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Google drafts checklist for making top-notch Android tablet apps
Google's Senior Mobile VP Andy Rubin has been cool towards tablet apps, arguing that mobile titles shouldn't be tuned to a specific form factor. Whether you agree with that assessment or not, his co...
11:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Moto pulls phones and tablets from German site pending software update
We wouldn't quite call it an unexpected turn of events, but it certainly qualifies as dramatic -- Motorola has pulled almost every Android device in its roster from its German site, leaving only the...
10:28 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon teases black and brown Galaxy S III models for the subtle crowd
AT&T might have nabbed Verizon's color for the Galaxy S III, but that doesn't mean Big Red subscribers will be left out. The CDMA carrier has just posted a rotating teaser on its home page promi...
10:02 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget UK government and industry heavyweights set up 5G Innovation Centre, want to go one better
The UK is almost ready to flip the switch on its first LTE network, but it's determined to be at the forefront of the next-generation, setting up a "5G Innovation Centre" at the University of Surrey...
09:43 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 8th - 14th)
The fall premiere season is hardly over, with CW taking the wraps off of if its new comic book adaptation, Arrow while NBC and ABC unveil Chicago Fire and Nashville. Of course, some old favorites ar...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Bring on the digital overthrow of publishing
Last week's release of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite offered an opportunity to look back on the rapid growth of e-reading, and look forward to what the digitization of publishing will mean to four ma...
08:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK gets accelerometer and infrared input, reaches China and Windows 8 desktops
Microsoft had hinted that there were big things in store for its update to the Kinect for Windows SDK on October 8th. It wasn't bluffing; developers can now tap a much wider range of input than the ...
07:59 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget 64GB Samsung Galaxy S III appears on Italian retailer's website, marks the start of a selective rollout
It looks like Samsung is making good on its promise to produce a 64GB Galaxy S III in the second half of the year, but it's going to be a lottery on if you can get one. Rather than releasing the han...
07:31 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile to Offer the Nokia Lumia 810 exclusively in the U.S.
T-Mobile announced on Monday that it will exclusively offer the Nokia Lumia 810 in the United States. Set to be available "in the coming weeks," the 810 features a 4.3-inch OLED WVGA Clear Black dis...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget PlayStation 3 Slim review (late 2012): is the third time a charm?
More Info Sony announces a slimmer PlayStation 3, 250GB bundle launches September 25th for $269 Sony PlayStation 3 (2012) up close and personal (eyes-on) Sony explains missing Pl...
06:37 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 defaults direct cash payments for music and movies, puts Microsoft Points on backburner
Microsoft's real money to "Points" conversion has always been a point of contention among consumers, but that may all be about to change -- if the Windows 8 Zune Marketplace is any indicator, that i...
06:14 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Google Play Music and Movies purchasing reaches Google TV, patches a media strategy hole
It's been one of the more conspicuous omissions in the media hub space: despite Google Play being the cornerstone of Google's content strategy, you couldn't truly use the company's music or movie se...
05:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint network outage leads to flight delays with Alaska Airlines
A network outage that leaves folks without data for a few hours is one thing, but some Sprint problems today are causing some bigger issues than usual in one part of the US. Alaska Airlines is repor...
05:23 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint lets you make your name your phone number for $3 a month
What if, instead of handing over some hard to remember combination of 10 digits when it came time to exchange numbers you could just give someone your name? Sprint is actually willing to let you enj...
05:03 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Purported Nexus 7 with 32GB of storage gets accidentally delivered in Japan
Back when Google ecstatically unveiled its 7-inch Nexus tablet a few months ago, the company decided to keep things simple by only introducing 8GB and 16GB models -- much to the dismay of folks who ...
04:34 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile makes LG Optimus L9 official, carries big-yet-budget Android this fall
We knew it was coming -- we just didn't expect official news quite so soon. T-Mobile has confirmed that its edition of the LG Optimus L9 will be available this fall. The magenta network's supersized...
04:14 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 8th: Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 and Canon wireless all-in-one printer
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 ...
03:43 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung creates F2FS file system for NAND flash storage, submits it to the Linux kernel
Has the lack of NAND flash storage-optimized file systems been bugging you? Then you've got something in common with Samsung, which has developed F2FS (or "Flash-Friendly File-System") for the memor...
03:14 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Cisco reportedly drops sales pact with ZTE after claims of roundabout Iran dealings
ZTE might already be feeling heat from Congressional suspicions, but the company could soon take a more direct hit to the pocketbook. Cisco has reportedly dropped an already rocky seven-year deal wi...
02:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Nordic retailers list a Galaxy S III 'Mini,' insider info or wishful thinking?
While it's not as complex as one of the region's twisty crime dramas, the story surrounding the Galaxy S III Mini has taken another turn. Retailers in Europe's northernmost countries are now listing...
02:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Just Mobile talks about working with Apple and why it manufactures in Taiwan exclusively
For the average Joe that have managed to stay out of the Apple circle, the Just Mobile brand might not immediately ring a bell, but chances are you would've come across one of its peripheral designs...
01:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget BBC announces YouTube original content channels for science, nature
Hot on the heels of YouTube's launch of 60 new original content channels, the BBC has announced that it will be partnering with Google's video service to present two of those. The UK broadcaster sai...
01:20 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II review
More Info Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on Samsung Galaxy Note II unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note review Samsung's first crack at a smartphone larger than five inches came last year in t...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Larklife fitness tracker syncs your data over Bluetooth, knows when you're running instead of walking
In case you haven't noticed, fitness gadgets are having something of a moment right now. The past year alone has seen the launch of Nike's FuelBand, the ill-fated Jawbone Up and a refreshed line of ...
12:38 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Native Facebook app for Android is in the final phases of internal testing
Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook's HTML5 Android app was a mistake? Well, one of our tipsters, embedded deep inside the Social Network, has let us know that the native version for Go...
12:22 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Apple begins shipping its Lightning to 30-pin adapter at the speed of... freight
iPhone users with a flotilla of 30-pin devices, desperate to restore connectivity with their newest handset's natty connector, can rest easy. Cupertino has contacted several Australians who pre-orde...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget BBC launches iPlayer Radio: a separate radio-only mobile app and web UI
No one can accuse the BBC of neglecting radio in its quest for streaming nirvana -- not when the number of radio listeners on iPlayer has shot up 56 percent in a year (and 300 percent on tablets). N...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung releases Galaxy Note II source code, gives modders a big fish to fry
If you've managed to stretch your hands around a Galaxy Note II smartphone already, but were hoping to get a custom ROM on it, there's good news: Samsung has just released the source code. It's now ...
10:46 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Feel the Force: Angry Birds Star Wars coming November 8th to iOS, Android and computers
Rovio teased a certain film-inspired Angry Birds picture a long, long last week, and as expected, it's another new game -- Angry Birds Star Wars. Our furious feathered friends are assuming the liken...
10:46 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Feel the Force: Angry Birds Star Wars coming November 8th to iOS, Android, WP, Kindle Fire and computers
Rovio teased a certain film-inspired Angry Birds picture a long, long last week, and as expected, it's another new game -- Angry Birds Star Wars. Our furious feathered friends are assuming the liken...
10:00 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy Note II courtesy of MobiCity
Samsung's Galaxy Note II is one of the biggest phones this year, both figuratively, and literally. The OG Note stretched palms when it arrived last 12 months ago, with its 5.3-inch display, and it p...
09:21 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget UK engineers developing harpoon that could help space junk meet a fiery end
Sure, we can pull space junk out of orbit with lasers or use it to cobble together new satellites, but if engineers at space firm Astrium UK have their way, space trash could be disposed of with the...
08:29 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget HTC announces Q3 2012 financials, net profit down again to $137 million
HTC has released its third quarter financials, with the same trend continuing from the last quarter: lower net revenue. The company said it gained NT$70.2 billion in revenue ($2.4 billion), with pre...
07:23 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Huawei and ZTE 'cannot be trusted' in the US, says Congress report
A Congress committee will today publish the results of an 11-month investigation into ZTE and Huawei and the alleged risks these companies pose to US national security. Somehow, Reuters has already ...
05:33 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget YouTube advances cash for 60 more original channels in Europe and the US
Google pulls in nearly $2 billion a year in YouTube advertising revenue, but that's still a drop in the bucket compared to the $60 billion earned by broadcast networks. To rely less on viral cat vid...
02:57 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget How would you change HTC's Titan II?
Let's imagine you shunned purchasing a Lumia 900 in favor of HTC's Titan II, the company's final Windows Phone handset before its colorful reinvention. You were probably drawn to that 16-megapixel c...
01:00 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 1st, 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 ...
12:25 am EDT - Mon, October 8, 2012
Engadget Watch the SpaceX Dragon capsule lift off, live (video)
There's nothing like a good ol' fashion rocket launch to spice up a lazy Sunday evening -- the SpaceX Dragon capsule is ready to soar. Following a successful docking test back in May, NASA has appro...
11:41 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite get's torn-down, promptly put back together (video)
Now that you've been fully acquainted with Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite, perhaps its time to get to know it on a deeper level -- and what better than a tear-down to do just that? The folks over at...
11:41 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite gets torn-down, promptly put back together (video)
Now that you've been fully acquainted with Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite, perhaps its time to get to know it on a deeper level -- and what better than a tear-down to do just that? The folks over at...
09:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Hail to the hybrids
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the world according to Apple, there are OS X-based Macs and iOS-based iPads and, as it stands now in the era of d...
08:20 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Skullcandy unveils Navigator on-ear headphones, we take a first listen (ears-on)
Believe it or not, what you're looking at above is a set of headphones -- let us explain. It's no secret that Skullcandy has been working steadfast to improve its repertoire with headphone junkies f...
08:20 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Skullcandy unveils Navigator on-ear headphones, we take a first listen to the Aviator's petite "sibling"
Believe it or not, what you're looking at above is a set of headphones -- let us explain. It's no secret that Skullcandy has been working steadfast to improve its tattered repertoire with headphone ...
05:20 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Motorola phases out Webtop, points to a Lapdock-shy world
When Motorola launched its Webtop concept alongside the original Atrix 4G, it had grand visions of replacing our PCs with a smartphone, a Lapdock and some optimism for a mobile-focused future. Most ...
02:30 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar panel printer, gold producing bacteria and a life-size of horse made of computer keys
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Inhabitat is always interested in finding innovative use...
12:01 pm EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget SpaceX Dragon capsule launch gets go signal from NASA
One small step in May is poised to turn into one giant leap for space capitalism as NASA approved the Sunday evening launch of SpaceX's Dragon capsule. The scheduled trip comes just a little over fo...
10:32 am EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget US and Russian space agencies to launch first year-long mission on the ISS
If you thought that year out around Europe was an eye opener, how about 12 months on the International Space Station? That's what's in store for two unnamed astronauts. Currently, the maximum stay o...
08:56 am EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Pioneer's latest Raku Navi GPS units take commands from hand gestures
An AR heads-up display wasn't the only navigation hardware Pioneer showed off at CEATEC 2012. The firm also took the opportunity to tear the wraps off a new line of gesture-controlled Raku Navi GPS ...
06:23 am EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Sharp 'Moth Eye' LCD Panel demo shows off future HDTVs with less glare
While its high pixel density mobile displays stole much of the attention at CEATEC 2012, Sharp also has tech destined for bigger screens like this "Moth Eye Panel" that Engadget Japanese took a look...
04:20 am EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Apple extends iCloud storage upgrade for MobileMe users another year
Apple's done its level best to lure help you over to iCloud from MobileMe, and it looks like it's not quite done yet. We're seeing reports from users who have received messages advising that the add...
02:27 am EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best online 3D printer?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Paul, who wants to experiment with ad...
01:08 am EDT - Sun, October 7, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 1st, 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, FCC Chairman Genachowski weighed in on what must be d...
10:19 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Nano-SIMs reportedly popping up at T-Mobile stores, ready to welcome your iPhone 5
The iPhone 5 may not be ready for sale unlocked officially just yet, but that doesn't mean T-Mobile isn't ready to be your service provider. As evidenced by the photo above, the folks at TmoNews and...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 10.6.12: supercomputers on the moon, hear the Earth sing and the future of sports commentary
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Normally we try to encourage you to join us around the warm alt-week campfire by teasing you abo...
06:41 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Space Shuttle Atlantis hands-on: a look inside (video)
Space Shuttles Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise have all left Kennedy Space Center for new homes, but Atlantis? She's staying. Come November 2nd, the orbiter will be wheeled out to a 65,000-squar...
04:22 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T cutting returns and service cancelation period from 30 to 14 days, starting tomorrow?
Prone to bouts of buyer's remorse? Well if you were planning an AT&T flavored purchase, you might want to start the car. A tipster has sent in what appears to be a notice to staff advising that ...
04:22 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T cutting returns and service cancelation period from 30 to 14 days, starting tomorrow? (update: confirmed))
Prone to bouts of buyer's remorse? Well if you were planning an AT&T flavored purchase, you might want to start the car. A tipster has sent in what appears to be a notice to staff advising that ...
04:22 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T cutting returns and service cancelation period from 30 to 14 days, starting tomorrow? (update: confirmed)
Prone to bouts of buyer's remorse? Well if you were planning an AT&T flavored purchase, you might want to start the car. A tipster has sent in what appears to be a notice to staff advising that ...
03:08 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend P1 LTE hands-on
We've had the unexpected early opportunity to try what should be a production-grade Huawei Ascend P1 LTE -- early enough that the phone has yet to formally ship to its initial carrier. While we've s...
01:04 pm EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget AMD Trinity APU overclocked at 7.3 GHz, kept cool with liquid nitrogen
AMD's Trinity APUs have only been in the wild for a few days, but some have already taken on the challenge of pushing the new desktop silicon to its limits. By giving the A10-5800K model 1.956 volts...
10:19 am EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget McAfee shows how major Android scamware ticks, prevents us from learning first-hand
Most Android malware lives in the margins, away from Google Play and the more reliable app shops. It's nonetheless a good idea to be on the lookout for rogue code, and McAfee has stepped in with tho...
07:56 am EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget LG's Smart TV platform starts renting out Disney 3D movies, offers new buyers $50 worth
Although these have been accomplished by two different branch entities, there's no doubt the folks over at Disney are in a deal-making mood as of late. Having recently announced a deal bringing new ...
05:17 am EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Workers at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory strike in reaction to new iPhone 5 quality standards
Unbox that shiny new iPhone 5 only to find it marred with scratches and blemishes? Good news: Apple is asking Foxconn to adhere to stricter quality demands for its flagship handset. Not so great new...
03:53 am EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Chevy Volt EcoHub app tells drivers how little they pay to charge, goads them into staying green (video)
GM's OnStar team would really like us to stay on the electric side of the Chevy Volt's powertrain as much as possible. That's the selling point, after all. Rather than simply preach green driving an...
01:57 am EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Seeing is believing, Disney crafts 3D printed optics (video)
A group of engineers from Disney Research have crafted a new method to create interactive objects using 3D printers. Referred to as "printed optics," the lure of this technology is the ability to tr...
12:19 am EDT - Sat, October 6, 2012
Engadget Adafruit releases WebIDE alpha for Raspberry Pi, eases beginners into coding
If you've been intrigued by the Raspberry Pi but were hesitant to get one because you're new to Linux, Adafruit has a solution for you. The team that brought us the Raspberry Pi Education Linux Dist...
11:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Verizon Windows Phone 8X may have passed through the FCC
Now, we don't know for sure what the PM23100 that just made its way through the FCC is, but we'd put pretty good odds on it being Verizon's Windows Phone 8X. Only a couple of hours after what appear...
10:34 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Jay-Z streaming Brooklyn show live tomorrow, in a YouTube state of mind
Between the end of an eight night string of shows, the whole Brooklyn Nets thing and the launch of a new YouTube channel, Jay-Z's got plenty to celebrate. And just to show he cares, he'll be streami...
09:40 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Kindle Paperwhite gets its own jailbreak, E Ink spews everywhere
If you're an avid tinkerer who managed to secure a Kindle Paperwhite before they sold out, then we have some news that may well brighten up your day. A jailbreak based off of the hack for the Kindle...
08:51 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget AT&T launches VoteHub, brings the presidential election to your pocket
Need yet another constant stream of election information? AT&T's joined up with the Pew Center to bring election coverage to your pocket, courtesy of VoteHub. The new app is a "nonpartisan clear...
08:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Leap of faith: Felix Baumgartner's historic jump from the edge of space
BASE jumping might just be about to enter the mainstream. What has typically been considered a fringe activity, reserved for thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies, could soon be firmly cemented in t...
07:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Dude recreates first-gen iPod in-browser, won't put 1,000 songs in your pocket
Here's a bit of web fun to liven up your weekend: a digital artist by the name of Pritesh Desai has recreated a fully functional first-generation iPod that you can play directly in your browser. In ...
06:54 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Parrot Zikmu Solo reaches US in November, makes a tower of wireless sound yours for $999
Parrot has taken some time trotting out the Zikmu Solo speaker since we first saw it at CES, but those enamored with very vertical audio can rest easy now that the unit has a North American release ...
06:18 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Alcatel intros OneTouch T10 tablet with 7-inch display and Ice Cream Sandwich
Even though Alcatel does have devices out in the market like that Venture or OT986, the company still isn't exactly known for its hardware offerings. With the 7-inch (800 x 480) OneTouch T10, Alcate...
05:49 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Nielsen says game consoles get men to use TV more: hurray, we think
We're not sure if we should always cheer figures that reflect sedentary behavior. Still, chalk one up for greater (if superficial) gender equality. Nielsen finds that, as of this past March, men who...
05:18 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Likely HTC Windows Phone 8X with AT&T-friendly LTE surfaces at the FCC, just in time
Isn't that convenient. With only weeks left to go before the official Windows Phone 8 launch event, what's likely a version of the HTC Windows Phone 8X with North American LTE support has stopped by...
04:53 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Japan's LED-stacked cubesat will burn Morse code into the heavens
If you thought cloud writing was cool, then how about a message from space burnt into the night sky? A group of unassuming cubesats recently left the comfort of the ISS and joined Earth's orbit -- a...
04:27 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Dish gives up effort to turn Blockbuster into a Netflix competitor
It's been an especially bumpy road for the Blockbuster brand these past few years, and things just got a bit more rough. In an interview with Bloomberg, Dish Network founder and CEO Charlie Ergen co...
03:52 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Australia Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder goes live as the world's quickest radio telescope
Australia's Shire of Murchison is quickly becoming a hotbed for radio telescopes. As of of Friday, the territory is operating the world's fastest radio telescope in the form of the Australia Square ...
03:36 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Print your own headphones on a MakerBot Replicator and beat Dre at his own game
As 3D printers become more and more accessible to a consumer audience, one question lingers above the rest: why? Granted, they're incredibly cool, but what, if any, are the practical implication of ...
03:11 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget ARIS 100-watt wireless speaker shipping for $499 with DLNA and Windows 8 certification
If you're on the look-out for a decently boombastic wireless speaker but can't quite stump up three grand for the latest B&O, then perhaps the ARIS from Aperion Audio is worth a gander. Having f...
03:04 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Rovio hints at Angry Birds tie-in with Star Wars on October 8th, Red Bird Five standing by
The green pigs have had their moment in the sun: it's time for the Angry Birds to come back. Rovio Mobile has posted a teaser of a collaboration between its frustrated avians and Star Wars that will...
02:58 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Square making Starbucks debut in November, will accept digital tips in 2013
If you're wondering when Starbucks is finally going to get around to rolling out Square, wonder no more. The company announced that starting in November customers will be able to pay for their no-fa...
02:37 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget German court sides with Motorola, says it didn't violate Microsoft patent
Perhaps it's not as loud or high profile as Apple vs. Samsung, but there is another patent war raging that is no less vicious between Motorola and Microsoft. The two have been at each others' throat...
02:37 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget German court sides with Motorola, says it didn't violate Microsoft patent (updated)
Perhaps it's not as loud or high profile as Apple vs. Samsung, but there is another patent war raging that is no less vicious between Motorola and Microsoft. The two have been at each others' throat...
02:21 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 to be a Rogers exclusive in Canada, we wonder if red is an option
Where goeth AT&T, so often goeth its one-time partner Rogers. That's certainly true for the Nokia Lumia 920: Rogers has confirmed that it will have an exclusive on the Windows Phone 8 flagship i...
02:05 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget TomTom Navigator hits (some) Android devices, we go hands-on
TomTom just released it's Android navigation app on Google Play to the robot-toting hordes, some three years after its iOS version debuted. Unfortunately, quite a number of newer smartphones, like t...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget 3M, Roku team up for Streaming Projector to ship this November for $299
3M's partnered up with Roku to provide a "big-screen" cinema experience from the comfort of your home. Announced today at a joint event, the Streaming Projector is a 4.3 x 4.2 x 2.0 inch palm-sized ...
01:49 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 312 - 10.04.2012
With TechCrunch's Jordan Crook on board, the Engadget Podcasters explore the Wild Wild East of technology, AKA CEATEC, and also go for topics closer to home like the new Kindle and a thermostat. Wha...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 60: Infinitec's rebirth gets Kickstarted in the Dubai desert
Another week has come to a close and that signals the arrival of a brand spanking new issue of our weekly e-magazine. This time out, Darren Murph makes the trek to the United Arab Emirates to chat w...
01:08 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs' life on the anniversary of his death
On the first anniversary of his passing, Apple has converted the front page usually monopolized by the latest shiny gadgets to a tribute to its late co-founder and CEO. "Remembering Steve" cycles th...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Edifier releases the Esiena and Bric Bluetooth speakers for iOS devices
With the arrival of the iPhone 5 and its legacy-wrecking Lightning port, this holiday season is likely to be the last that heavily features the now-obsolete dock connector. Two products caught in th...
12:20 pm EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Behringer iNuke Boom Junior shrinks a giant iOS dock, won't trigger as many earthquake warnings
As enraptured as we might be with Behringer's monolithic iNuke Boom, the 8-foot-long frame and 10,000W output don't really lend themselves to a home installation. Not unless we want to produce false...
11:25 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Toys R Us launches family-friendly internet movie service, plans Tabeo access, HD video and more
Like Amazon, Best Buy and Barnes & Noble before it, Toys R Us is following the path of being a retailer distributing its own branded hardware (Tabeo, Nabi) with an accompanying app store, and th...
10:28 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft buys PhoneFactor, adds smartphone authentication to its cloud services
With a hand-in-glove relationship with the world of business, it's key that Microsoft ensures it can keep companies data safe. That's what prompted Steve Ballmer to whip out his checkbook to snap up...
09:31 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Sony stops Xperia Tablet S sales due to gaps between display panel and case
When Sony's designers put a port flap on the Xperia Tablet S in an effort to make it splash-proof, they surely didn't count on their good intentions being undermined by leaky build quality in other ...
08:33 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Scarlet Motors partners with Metropolia University for electric sports car development
It wasn't long ago we witnessed the birth of EV manufacturer Scarlet Motors, and it's growing up so fast. The company has just announced it has united with the Finnish Metropolia University of Appli...
07:36 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget PBS mini-documentary explores indie game creation, shows what they do that majors can't (video)
The indie game world has undergone a metamorphosis over the past few years, transforming from an often overlooked niche into as much a staple of the game industry as once-every-year blockbusters lik...
06:28 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Logitech's $180 WiFi webcam gets outed, targeted for the Mac
That mysterious Logitech WiFi webcam we spotted on the FCC in July might have finally been outed, thanks to a tip sent to Zatz Not Funny. This Logitech Wireless Webcam for the Mac listed on B&H ...
05:32 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Fraunhofer develops extra-small 1Gbps infrared transceiver, recalls our PDA glory days
Our 1997-era selves would die with envy right about now. Fraunhofer has developed a new generation of infrared transceiver that can transfer data at 1Gbps, or well above anything that our vintage PD...
04:37 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Heroes in a half shell: autonomous robot sea turtles in development
Sure you could have a robot assist you around the home, or even one that'll make factories friendlier, but we'll opt for a robot sea turtle any day of the week. The Swiss folks over at ETH Zurich ar...
03:41 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Vic Gundotra post hints Snapseed for Android may be close, bring Google+ integration
When Google bought Nik Software, there was some worry that Snapseed would go the proverbial dodo's route and fade into obscurity as part of a larger Google app. We won't see that ignominious end any...
03:07 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Researchers create algorithms that help lithium-ion batteries charge two times faster
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have devised new algorithms that can cut lithium-ion battery charge times in half, help cells run more efficiently and potentially cut productio...
02:23 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Alcatel-Lucent flies Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 over 3,280 feet using LTE: reach out and buzz someone (video)
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is many good things, but "long-ranged" isn't what comes to mind with a 165-foot maximum distance between pilot and quadrocopter. Not to be daunted, Alcatel-Lucent has conduct...
01:57 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Google makes Gesture Search compatible with Nexus 7, improves app's overall performance
Earlier this morning, Google did the iOS crowd a generous favor by flipping the switch on its Street View service to help alleviate some of those Maps troubles, so it's only natural to take care of ...
01:32 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget MythTV updated to 0.26, hints at 'more exciting' 0.27 coming next year
After releasing one long-awaited update back in April, venerable media PC platform MythTV has quickly pushed out another update to version 0.26. The changelog isn't particularly long this time aroun...
01:09 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces updates for Windows 8 built-in apps, just in time for October 26th launch
All signs point toward the impending general availability of Windows 8, what with the upcoming OS launch event, the Surface RT finally hitting the FCC, and Paul Allen letting the world knows what he...
12:33 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung expects around $7.28 billion in operating profits for Q3, setting another record
Samsung has provided investors guidance ahead of its full Q3 earnings report that's due before October 26th, and as has been the custom, the numbers are huge. It's expecting a fourth straight record...
12:06 am EDT - Fri, October 5, 2012
Engadget Parrot unveils Asteroid Smart, Tablet and Mini car infotainment systems, we go hands-on
We first laid eyes on Parrot's first Android-based Asteroid car infotainment system a couple years ago at CES. Then, at this past year's show, we got a sneak peek at a trio of successor Asteroid dev...
11:44 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro for AT&T hands-on
You can't blame us for having a bit of a soft spot for rugged devices. There's something comforting about knowing you can drop or drown your phone and it wont be any worse for wear. That's the reaso...
11:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Express heads to AT&T, we go hands-on
Samsung's Galaxy Express got a bit of a short shrift last month, revealed alongside a slew of other Samsung AT&T 4G LTE phones and not getting its own day in the sun. Here we are at AT&T's N...
11:05 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on (video)
Well, we're finally getting a look at the US edition of LG's Optimus G and surprise, surprise, it's not that terribly different from the version we got to play with in both Korea and NYC last month....
10:45 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV SmartPC for AT&T hands-on (update: video)
We knew we were going to get to spy some sleek new devices from AT&T today, but the company sprung a bit of a surprise on us at the last moment by announcing that it would also have a few Window...
10:18 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins reveals Panorama 2 soundbar: same body, new features, $2,200 price tag
Bowers & Wilkins this week unveiled a sequel to its Panorama soundbar that looks an awful lot like its predecessor. There are, however, some key differences, including "dramatically improved aco...
10:11 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Tivoli's newly Bluetoothed radios up for order, bring your smartphone into the mix
Is your tabletop radio jealous of all the attention you lavish on your smartphone and tablet? Now everyone can play nice. Announced earlier this year, Tivoli's finally offering its Model One BT up f...
10:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget ASUS VivoTab RT 10.1-inch Windows 8 RT tablet comes to AT&T later this year, we go hands-on (update: now with video!)
The ASUS VivoTab RT is heading to AT&T exclusively this winter with 4G LTE -- that much we already knew. But how does it feel? Well, it feels like a super thin (0.33-inches) and light (1.1 lb.) ...
09:55 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 chemical study shows a green Apple, leaves room for improvement
Eventually, that shiny new iPhone 5 will have to meet its untimely end, whether it's in a landfill or (preferably) a recycling company's machinery. When it does, you'll at least be glad to know that...
09:52 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 for AT&T hands-on
As exciting as the 8X and Lumia 920 are, no phone lineup -- especially not one launching a new OS -- is complete without a midrange competitor. Nokia has answered that call with the Lumia 820, a mod...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TL for AT&T hands-on
It's not unusual for a device to be sold under a couple of different names for the purposes of carrier branding, or to distinguish a global GSM model from its US bound LTE sibling. Sony seems to be ...
09:50 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TL for AT&T hands-on (video)
It's not unusual for a device to be sold under a couple of different names for the purposes of carrier branding, or to distinguish a global GSM model from its US bound LTE sibling. Sony seems to be ...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Cablevision inks deal with The Walt Disney Company, brings WatchESPN and more to subscribers
For some time now, Cablevision subscribers have been missing out on many of the internet-based and other offerings from The Worldwide Leader in Sports. Today, however, folks will be happy to know th...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for AT&T hands-on: an S-Pen phablet with 4G LTE
AT&T's still keeping us in the dark about a hard date for the Galaxy Note II's release, but at least we know it's real and on the way. Confirmed to ship sometime this holiday season, this varian...
09:40 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for AT&T hands-on: an S-Pen phablet with 4G LTE (update: video)
AT&T's still keeping us in the dark about a hard date for the Galaxy Note II's release, but at least we know it's real and on the way. Confirmed to ship sometime this holiday season, this varian...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T hands-on: a Windows Phone 8 flagship with PureView imaging and LTE
Much like the 900 before it, Nokia's Lumia 920 will be making its US debut on AT&T as an exclusive. Despite not having Microsoft's "signature" blessing, this Windows Phone 8 flagship is poised t...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T hands-on: a Windows Phone 8 flagship with PureView imaging and LTE (update: now with video)
Much like the 900 before it, Nokia's Lumia 920 will be making its US debut on AT&T as an exclusive. Despite not having Microsoft's "signature" blessing, this Windows Phone 8 flagship is poised t...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T hands-on: a Windows Phone 8 flagship with PureView imaging and LTE (video)
Much like the 900 before it, Nokia's Lumia 920 will be making its US debut on AT&T as an exclusive. Despite not having Microsoft's "signature" blessing, this Windows Phone 8 flagship is poised t...
09:25 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera marries Android and photography on AT&T, we go hands-on
Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera is a bit of a wild card, marrying Google's Android Jelly Bean OS with a 16-megapixel camera -- heck, it's even got a 4.8-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel (308 ppi) touc...
09:25 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera marries Android and photography on AT&T, we go hands-on (update: video!)
Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera is a bit of a wild card, marrying Google's Android Jelly Bean OS with a 16-megapixel camera -- heck, it's even got a 4.8-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel (308 ppi) touc...
09:15 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget HTC One VX for AT&T hands-on: mid-range style on a budget (video)
What do you get when you raid HTC's parts bin and combine the camera from the One V, the screen resolution from the One S and the design language from the One X? Say hello to HTC's One VX for AT&...
09:15 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget HTC One X+ for AT&T hands-on: Tegra 3, LTE and Jelly Bean together at last (video)
What do you do if you've been selling what's arguably the best superphone on the US market and the competition is heating up? Make it better, of course, and that's exactly what HTC's done with the O...
09:03 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Sprint Phone Connect 2 will try to replace your landline on October 14th
Last year, Sprint quietly stepped foot into the world of home and office phone solutions with the release of its Sprint Phone Connect service. In a nutshell, this 3G powered VOIP alternative gives w...
08:49 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget SlingPlayer for Android gets a long-awaited update, adds reminders and better Android 4 video quality
Fans of both Android and Slingbox streaming have had a long wait for a significant update to the SlingPlayer app, to put it mildly -- the last major upgrade was to introduce Kindle Fire support at t...
08:37 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget AT&T gets its hands on ASUS VivoTab RT and Samsung ATIV Smart PC, wants to put them in yours this holiday
AT&T just packed a one-two punch of holiday tablet news, announcing that it's going to serve as the exclusive US carrier for both ASUS's VivoTab RT and Samsung ATIV Smart PC, both of which were ...
08:29 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Tim's still MIA, but don't worry, we've got a ringer. Brian and Dana will be joined by TechCrunch's Jordan Crook. Follow along with all the fun just after the break.Continue reading The Engadget Pod...
08:14 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Pika? Yes, pika: this very yellow Pokemon-themed Nintendo 3DS XL is heading to Europe this year
The incredibly bright, somewhat terrifying yellow Nintendo 3DS XL that Japan got last month is now heading to Europe, according to a Europe-specific Nintendo Direct press conference this afternoon (...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Zeebox adds Viacom to its list of second-screen partners
We love riffing on TV shows like a latter-day MST3k, which means that companies are desperate to harness our homespun satire to their own ends. Second-screen start-up Zeebox has inked a deal with MT...
07:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera coming to AT&T, may go without LTE
'Tis the day for AT&T devices. Big Blue has just become the first US carrier officially supporting the Samsung Galaxy Camera and will supply its flavor of cellular data while you're busy posting...
07:39 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Elon Musk says Tesla will be 'cash flow positive' soon, announces early repayment of DOE loan
After Tesla Motors' recent SEC filing painted a picture of production delays, revenue shortfalls and stock sales to raise cash, CEO Elon Musk has gone on the record to say everything's a-okay. The o...
07:18 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Amazon Cloud Drive comes to Spain and Italy, users get new features
Amazon's Cloud Drive has rounded out its European tour with releases in the remaining major markets: Spain and Italy. Pricing in these regions matches that of the UK, Germany and France, with 8 euro...
07:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget B&O Play's BeoPlay A9 wireless speaker gets your classy party jumping for a cool $2,699 (eyes-on)
B&O Play is at it again for the younger crowd with money to burn. With a TV, a hybrid iPad dock, an iPad friendly speaker system and a portable speaker already under its belt, Bang & Olufsen...
06:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Jolla confirms first Sailfish OS demo on November 21st, device details by Christmas
Jolla had already mentioned that it would show its MeeGo-derived Sailfish OS in November, but the startup now has exact dates to mark on the calendar. Come November 21st and 22nd, we'll get a peek a...
06:31 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Surface Windows 8 RT tablet hits the FCC?
Well well, it looks like Microsoft's getting all its Windows 8 ducks in a row today. First, it sends out the invite for the Windows 8 launch event and a save the date for a Windows Phone 8 party, an...
05:58 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft continues invitation spree, asks us to attend its Windows Phone 8 launch event on October 29th
Can we call October the Month of Metro, even if Microsoft isn't keen on the idea? Hot on the heels of its Windows 8 invitation, the company is asking us to head out a second time to see a street-ins...
05:42 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Netflix schedules its original series 'House of Cards' for release February 1st
While Netflix has built its streaming service on content previously available elsewhere, its dive into exclusive original content begins in earnest February 1st of next year. That's when the David F...
05:13 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 launch event gets real, the celebration starts October 25th
Microsoft's been doing its best to get Windows 8 ready for public consumption. After dogfooding the OS to employees and IT pros and getting unsolicited feedback from company co-founder Paul Allen, t...
04:45 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung files patent for auto-generating life diary, Mayans didn't see it coming
If the minutiae of people's lives crowd your feeds and drives you to frustration, you really won't be wanting this Samsung patent application to be approved. The USPTO filing outlines a process for ...
04:13 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Hitachi boarding gate can sniff explosives on passes, keep the transport queues flowing (video)
Anyone who's hopped on a flight at a major airport, or even some land-based transit, knows the agonizing wait that certain agencies demand while they scan for explosives and check boarding passes. H...
03:44 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Google, Association of American Publishers strike deal over book digitization
The Association of American Publishers (AAP) and Google today announced an agreement that marks the end of nearly seven years of litigation, kicked off in 2005, when five members of the organization ...
03:14 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble and Microsoft complete Nook Media LLC partnership
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft's mutual appreciation is getting a lot more real. The duo issued a joint announcement today, marking the completion of Nook Media LLC, a "strategic partnership" made...
02:49 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget BFI to digitize 10,000 British films as part of Film Forever investment plan
The British Film Institute plans to digitize and provide easier access to 10,000 British flicks as part of a new £500 million (approximately $800 million) "Film Forever" initiative. In additio...
02:11 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Bloodhound SuperSonic Car test-fires its engines, roasts the lab wall (video)
The land-speed record has been in British hands since 1983, but it's never been the motherland's habit to rest on its laurels. Yesterday, in a bomb-proof shelter in Cornwall, the team behind the Blo...
01:55 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside as AT&T exclusives
Surprise, surprise -- well, not really. Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 will be making a splash stateside as exclusives on AT&T's lineup. Like most of the carrier's other announcements as of late, the...
01:55 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 land stateside on AT&T's 4G LTE network this November
Surprise, surprise -- well, not really. Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 will be making a splash stateside on AT&T's lineup with the former as an exclusive. Like most of the carrier's other announcemen...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Target adds QR codes to hot holiday toys for secret shopping
Well, this one should give parents with ever-present ankle-biters reason to celebrate. Starting Sunday, October 14th, Target will make a special in-store area available highlighting 20 of the most s...
01:15 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Facebook marks one billion users by launching its first major ad
It's managed to get to one billion users without the aid of a traditional ad campaign, but the social network has now taken advantage of that milestone to try something different. Mark Zuckerberg ha...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR i review: Intel's 2GHz processor in a small, Android ICS package
More Info Motorola and Intel hold hands for multi-year, multi-device partnership Motorola announces Intel-powered RAZR i, launches in Europe next month Motorola's RAZR i: benchmarking...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Motorola RAZR i review: how does the Droid RAZR M fare with a 2GHz Intel processor inside?
More Info Motorola and Intel hold hands for multi-year, multi-device partnership Motorola announces Intel-powered RAZR i, launches in Europe next month Motorola's RAZR i: benchmarking...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget TomTom finally hits Android, but many recent devices don't support it yet (video)
As TomTom promised, Android users can now be guided offline by the nav company -- unless you happen to own a Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Nexus or a handful of other recent, popular smartphon...
12:48 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget TomTom finally hits Android starting at $50, not ready for all devices (video)
As TomTom promised, Android users can now be guided offline by the nav company -- unless you happen to own a Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Nexus or a handful of other recent, popular smartphon...
12:21 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Interbrand: Apple, Amazon, Samsung fast becoming brand darlings, ousting crusty traditional labels
Interbrand likes to give the world's top companies a brand value, or a mix of their on-the-ground fiscal performance with an estimate of the premium they can ask through name alone. While there are ...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia W700 Windows 8 tablet ships this month with a cradle and keyboard included, starts at $800
Acer was one of many companies to preview its Windows 8 devices at Computex this summer, showing off its Iconia W700 tablet along with the W510. As the release date for Microsoft's much-anticipated ...
11:43 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet reaches the web, reminds most of us that it exists
Unless you happen to be using the right phone on the right carrier, you might not know that Google Wallet is even a reality: the close association with NFC-based mobile payments on one network has l...
11:21 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Zuckerberg: more than one billion people using Facebook actively each month
Active accounts have become one of the hottest currencies online, especially for social networks. Previous boasts by Facebook have been quickly shot down, but this latest number is pretty hard to ig...
11:21 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Zuckerberg: more than 1 billion people using Facebook actively each month
Active accounts have become one of the hottest currencies online, especially for social networks. Previous boasts by Facebook have been quickly shot down, but this latest number is pretty hard to ig...
11:10 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Entertainment Weekly print edition comes with a 'smartphone-like Android device'
If there's one advantage a print magazine still has over an online publication, it's the ability to offer all manner of crazy freebies glued to its pages. Maybelline samples, CDROMs packing the late...
10:25 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Mitsumi exhibits micro-vibration power generator and batteryless RF switch (video)
This picture from Mitsumi's CEATEC booth may not seem to say much, but it's certainly showing the future. The silver cylinder at the top is actually a small power generating device that converts mic...
09:32 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Fraunhofer black silicon could catch more energy from infrared light, go green with sulfur
Generating solar power from the infrared spectrum, or even nearby frequencies, has proven difficult in spite of a quarter of the Sun's energy passing through those wavelengths. The Fraunhofer Instit...
08:48 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Street View comes to Google Maps web app on iOS, just like they said it would
While the hubbub surrounding Apple Maps on iOS 6 has been somewhat sedated, some people who made the move to Google Maps' web app had been further encouraged by word that it'd be getting Street View...
08:03 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Delta Six controller brings fragging to life, worries your friends
Chances are you know someone who takes their CoD a little too seriously -- well, this peripheral is for them. The Delta Six controller is the latest brainchild of Avenger inventor David Kotkin, made...
07:13 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Nippon Electric Glass demos liquid crystal lens and 'invisible glass' at CEATEC (video)
How about some glass from CEATEC, eh? The folks at Nippon Electric Glass were showing off its still-in-development liquid lens technology, as well as its already-available "invisible glass." The lat...
06:31 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's 75mm-thick, 100-lumen laser projector module claims world's thinnest title
While scanning through Panasonic's booth at CEATEC 2012, we couldn't help but notice a prototype of its world's slimmest 100-lumen laser projector module (or OIU aka optical imaging unit, as the com...
06:31 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Panasonic's 7.5mm-thick, 100-lumen laser projector module claims world's thinnest title
While scanning through Panasonic's booth at CEATEC 2012, we couldn't help but notice a prototype of its world's slimmest 100-lumen laser projector module (or OIU aka optical imaging unit, as the com...
05:41 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Iran claims to have been hit by 'heavy' cyber attack, pins slowdowns on coordinated hacking campaign
Whatever you think of Iran's politics, it's hard to deny that the country has frequently been the target of internet-based attacks that sometimes go beyond the originator's plans. If you believe Hig...
05:07 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Via Licensing assembles an LTE supergroup to share standards-essential patents
Dolby spinoff Via Licensing has shone a signal into the night sky and assembled some of the world's biggest telecoms players to form a patent supergroup. AT&T, NTT DoCoMo and Telefonica are some...
04:36 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Akimbo Kinect hack offers precise control with minimal effort (video)
We've seen Microsoft's Kinect used in countless ways, but 3Gear Systems means to better these predecessors with the beta release of its SDK, which turns all the subtleties of hand movement into acti...
04:08 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Pioneer cues up DDJ-SX Serato controller, adds performance pads to the mix (video)
Pioneer's had a little bit of a new-product spree of late, and it isn't over yet. The latest slab-o-buttons? The DDJ-SX. For those of you familiar with the firm's naming convention, this means it's ...
03:33 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Better Place founder Shai Agassi steps down from CEO post
Shai Agassi has guided Better Place's vision of swap-and-go battery stations for electric cars since it was founded five years ago, but now he's stepped down as the firm's CEO. Evan Thornley, who he...
03:03 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Oracle begins appeal process in its Java patent case against Google, Android
You should know by now that it's never truly over when tech giants resort to legal warfare over their technology, and just as it said it would, Oracle has filed an appeal of the US District Court ru...
02:36 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Spider-Man Blu-ray comes with a Second Screen app for iPad and Sony's Android tablets
Since no blockbuster movie in 2012 can have a home release without a second screen companion app for fans to dig through extra content while they watch, Sony has, naturally, announced one for The Am...
02:06 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 for T-Mobile emerges from the magenta mist
Looks like the Optimus G isn't the only smartphone from LG that'll soon hit US carriers, as its similarly sized (yet slower) sibling has just been outed for T-Mobile. True to form, the price and rel...
01:17 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Googlerola buys Viewdle, ups Android's augmented reality and face recognition game
From existing tech like Face Unlock and Google Goggles to patent filings and Project Glass, it's clear that Google sees augmented reality and image recognition playing a big part in our computing fu...
12:47 am EDT - Thu, October 4, 2012
Engadget Cliff Bleszinski quits Epic Games, leaves us with an Unreal feeling
Fall must be the season for sea changes in the game industry. Just weeks after BioWare's founders retired, key Epic Games veteran and Design Director Cliff Bleszinski (known to many as just CliffyB)...
11:43 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget YouTube scales back automatic Content ID takedowns, improves appeals process
In the last several years Google has become quick to respond to complaints of copyright infringement. Unfortunately, its record in dealing with unfounded claims (specifically on YouTube) is a bit mi...
11:08 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget NASA's Curiosity rover checks in on Foursquare, gives Mars its first mayor
Yes, seriously. NASA announced on Wednesday that its Curiosity rover had "checked in" on Mars via Foursquare. Marking the first check in from another world, the robotic rover will utilize the locati...
10:43 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget US Cellular Galaxy S III update adds Google Wallet support
Outside of Sprint's Galaxy S III variant, no other carrier-branded models have been made to officially support Google Wallet. That's all set to change today with a maintenance update rolling out to ...
10:20 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Smart unveils third-gen Fortwo Electric Drive EV, we take it for quiet and speedy spin (video)
Now that Smart's second-gen Fortwo Electric Drive EV has gotten its year of time on the roads, the company is ready to announce its successor. For 2013, the car has received some mild tweaks to its ...
10:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Why are printers stuck in the 20th century?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. There was a time -- early in my computing career -- that your ave...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget AMD Trinity review roundup: good bang for your entry-level buck
It's never easy playing second fiddle, but AMD is trying their best to keep Intel on their toes with its latest line of Trinity desktop chips. We were introduced to the Trinity last week, but now th...
09:24 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Sandia Labs' MegaDroid project simulates 300,000 Android phones to fight wireless catastrophes (video)
We've seen some large-scale simulations, including some that couldn't get larger. Simulated cellular networks are still a rare breed, however, which makes Sandia National Laboratories' MegaDroid pro...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Modbook Pro gets priced at $3,500, as pre-orders begin
No one ever said a modded MacBook Pro was gonna be cheap. Last week Modbook announced that it would be going ahead with pre-orders on the Modbook Pro today, but didn't really touch on pricing. As or...
08:40 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend P1 LTE takes a tour through the FCC with AT&T-capable 4G and beyond
Huawei hinted last week that the Ascend P1 LTE would travel beyond British shores; it just didn't say where. Based on a new FCC filing, North America is sounding like a good (if very broad) destinat...
08:28 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus G coming to AT&T and Sprint in the near (unknown) future
The LG Optimus G has already been confirmed to be heading to US shores, but we hadn't been given any details on specific carriers. AT&T and Sprint are the first to reveal their intent to carry t...
08:17 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Razer's Project Fiona gaming tablet may see the light of day if enough of you want it
Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer isn't backing down on its "Project Fiona" gaming tablet, despite keeping it locked away for the past nine months. The company is, however, assessing interest in ...
07:51 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Paul Allen takes a look at Windows 8, finds his ex-workmates mostly doing well
When Paul Allen isn't busy writing memoirs or suing everyone, he's... providing insightful operating system commentary? While "software reviewer" isn't normally part of his job description, Allen ha...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Facebook lets Americans try promoting their posts, won't let you escape saccharine updates
Visiting your Facebook news feed can feel like a chat with parents eager for grandkids -- it's sometimes a flood of engagements, weddings and baby photos. Whether you enjoy it or not, that not-so-s...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Tep Wireless review: another great option for international mobile hotspot rentals
Traveling is great -- nay, amazing. And travel that requires a passport can be even more fulfilling for those willing to open their minds to new cultures (and, perhaps, deal with entirely too much s...
06:55 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)
Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpres...
06:49 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Murata Walking Measurement System hands-on
Sure, Nike+ will track your gait and help you tell your friends just how that couch-to-2K training is working for ya, but wouldn't it be nice if it your shoes were smarter? That's partly what M...
06:28 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Get your ticket for Engadget's Seattle reader meetup!
Will you look at the calendar? It's already October. That means it's nearly time for Engadget to descend upon the Emerald City as part of the Seattle Interactive Conference. We'll be holding a meetu...
06:19 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Nintendo releasing three new 3DS XL bundles in Japan
If you live in Japan and aren't already red-shelling on a Pokémon or risqué edition 3DS XL, maybe one of these three new bundles will inspire you. For the minimalists: the Monster Hunt...
06:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Amazon adds closed captions to select Instant streams
Amazon is finally catching up to the rest of the streaming industry and adding closed captions to some of its Instant Video selections. For the moment the library of CCed content is pretty slim, wit...
05:55 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Archos Arnova GBook gets quiet introduction, reveals its humble powers
Its routine FCC appearance from a few months back hinted that it would be officially launching sooner rather than later -- and today, our dear friends, marks the day the GBook formally joins the Arc...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget John Hodgman on the death of publishing and being a Mac trapped in a PC's body
I'm fully prepared to complete every sentence I utter about John Hodgman in the future with the qualifier "is a delight." Author, comedian, professional voice actor, celebrity spokesperson -- Hodgma...
04:46 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 510 might have been spotted catching the noonday sun
If a rolling stone gathers no moss, then the rumors surrounding Nokia's ultra-low-budget Lumia 510 have grown very mossy indeed. The folks over at GSMArena have snagged this glare-a-riffic snap of t...
04:28 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 154 - 10.03.2012
This edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast finds the Engadget Mobile Podcasters at a super-geeky Finnish summer camp. Click the "play" button for a recap of the hottest trends in a land where it's ...
04:02 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 3rd: 60-inch Panasonic Viera Plasma HDTV 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 ...
03:39 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget CEATEC 2012 wrap-up: concept cars, eye-tracking tech and motion sensors galore
CEATEC, Japan's largest annual electronics show, is winding down here on the outskirts of Tokyo. We've spent the past two days scouring the halls of the Makuhari Messe, digging up no shortage of con...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Canon EOS M review: was Canon's first mirrorless ILC worth the four-year wait?
More Info Leaked EOS M photo looks like Canon's long-awaited mirrorless camera Canon unveils EOS M mirrorless: 18 MP APS-C, EF compatibility, $800 in October with 22mm lens Canon EOS ...
02:28 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reportedly set to launch Xbox Music on October 26th, ad-supported option on tap
We've known that it was coming for some time now, and today we have a report of an actual launch date for Microsoft's Xbox Music service. According to The Verge's sources, the rollout will coincide ...
02:12 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook 2.1 update goes live with SMS, portrait email
RIM's attention around its QNX-based platforms might revolve around BlackBerry 10 as of late, but don't think that it's leaving BlackBerry PlayBook users behind. A PlayBook 2.1 update is rolling out...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody finds its way to yet more devices, in the form of LG, Panasonic and Samsung Smart TVs
These days it seems like Rhapsody has jumped across more platforms than the Super Mario Bros. The music streaming service is readying itself to make yet another big push in the form of Smart TVs, br...
01:45 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Presidential flamewars, er, debates start tonight at 9PM ET on YouTube
Web video sites and civilized discourse have never been particularly compatible concepts, but that's not stopping YouTube from giving it a shot. Roughly a month ahead of the next US presidential ele...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Nissan NSC-2015 self-driving car with LTE and smartphone connectivity (test-ride with video)
NCC-1701 is the machine that took the world's imaginations to strange new worlds in the '60s. If Nissan has its way, NSC-2015 will be the machine that keeps us out of strange new parking lots. It's ...
12:51 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Panasonic shows off foldable Windows 8 Ultrabook hybrid, launches October 26 (hands-on)
Found along the sidelines of Panasonic's CEATEC booth, the AX series Ultrabook is a foldable hybrid that will be arriving in Japanese stores later this month. Ready to launch with Windows 8 (both st...
12:32 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget NHK demonstrates 8K 3D digital binoculars: 16x 'lossless' zoom at 1080p (hands-on)
Alongside its Super Hi-Vision TV demonstrations, Japan's national broadcaster had some 3D goggles also taking advantage of that 8K resolution. With 16 times the pixels of typical 1080p content, thes...
12:21 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Alps Electric integrates motion sensors and eye detection into vehicle cockpit of the future (video)
Residing in hall space a fair distance away from the likes of the Toyota and Sony, the automotive division of Alps Electric was demonstrating a forward-looking vehicle interface at CEATEC 2012. Conn...
12:13 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS agree on $1.5 billion T-Mobile merger
Apparently the "significant issues" that stood in the way of a prospective T-Mobile and MetroPCS deal couldn't have been too onerous. Just a day after acknowledging that talks were underway both boa...
12:13 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS agree on $1.5 billion T-Mobile merger (updated)
Apparently the "significant issues" that stood in the way of a prospective T-Mobile and MetroPCS deal couldn't have been too onerous. Just a day after acknowledging that talks were underway both boa...
12:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Eye-Fi releases 16GB Pro X2 wireless SD card, chops $20 from the price of the 8GB models
Do you love wireless camera transfers, but lament the Eye-Fi's maximum 8GB of storage? Fortunately for you, the company is doubling the capacity of its flagship unit to 16GB for the demanding photogr...
11:40 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Lockitron launches iPhone-controlled keyless lock that pings you when someone knocks (video)
Lockitron has just outed a new cellphone-controlled keyless entry system, sporting a raft of features and wireless options. The WiFi-connected product mounts over your existing deadbolt "in seconds,...
11:19 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget EE confirms 4G rollout will begin October 30th, 10 cities at launch, 16 by the end of the year
EE has just confirmed that its 4G roll out will commence on October 30th in the UK. The announcement comes direct from CEO Olaf Swantee, and reveals both the official launch of the new EE brand in t...
11:17 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 pulled again due to reported user issues
Like something from a school play, Nokia's Feature Pack 2 for Symbian Belle first bounded onto the stage prematurely, before being ushered back behind the curtain. Now, despite walking out at the pr...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Sony Playstation Mobile store now live, offers cross-platform games and apps from $0.80
After what feels like a mighty long time since it was first announced, Sony's cross-platform PlayStation Mobile store is now up and running with an initial line-up of games (plus one lonely-looking ...
10:08 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget AOC outs 'borderless' 27-inch IPS monitor, available now for $349
Not to be outdone by ViewSonic's recent introduction of the 27-inch VX2770Smh-LED display, AOC's coming out with a large IPS monitor of its own. The i2757fh is being touted as a "borderless" panel, ...
09:29 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Softbank to acquire competitor eAccess, expand LTE network by 50 percent
Softbank isn't content with being Japan's third largest wireless provider, so its scooping up competitor eAccess for $2.3 Billion (or $1.8 Billion, if you ask Reuters) to claim the number two slot. ...
09:13 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung teasing Galaxy S III Mini for October 11?
Samsung has issued an invitation for a press event to launch something, and it's hard not to connect the dots with the tantalizing clues it's given -- though skepticism always reigns in the absence ...
08:45 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Purported iPad Mini parts leak as WSJ reports production has started
Hey look, another round of purported iPad Mini parts have surfaced, this time courtesy of Ukrainian iPhone. Conveniently enough, the Wall Street Journal also happens to be reporting that its sources...
08:00 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Logitech Harmony Touch remote officially announced, brings swipe, scroll and tap LCD for $249
The cat is already well out of the bag, but we finally have some official information about the new Logitech Harmony Touch universal remote. Its first addition to the line in a while, Logitech is pu...
07:14 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Is Nokia selling off its headquarters in Espoo, Finland?
Just how deep do Nokia's financial woes go? According to Finnish journal Helsingin Sanomat and Reuters, deep enough that the company is mulling the sale of Nokia House, its principal HQ located in E...
07:14 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Nokia wants to sell off its headquarters in Espoo, Finland, move in as tenant
Just how deep do Nokia's financial woes go? According to Finnish journal Helsingin Sanomat and Reuters, deep enough that it's mulling the sale of Nokia House, its principal HQ located in Espoo, Finl...
06:24 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Chrome Beta adds video engagement APIs, promises higher-quality video chats sans plugin
After concentrating on gaming and visual improvements in previous releases of Chrome, the browser's latest focus appears to be in video engagement. The latest beta includes a PeerConnection API that...
05:11 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Sony ships new Extra Bass headphone lineup to the US, delivers that Direct Vibe to your brain
If you'd like your Sony headphones to be a little less judgmental, we've got good news. The company's MDR-XB400, MDR-XB600 and MDR-XB800 Extra Bass headphones, along with the MDR-XB60EX in-ears, hav...
04:17 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget GOWEX bringing free WiFi to French rail stations, starting with Marseille
We take free WiFi at our transportation hubs for granted here in the US. (Heck, we've even got it deep in the bowels of NYC.) In other countries, it's not a given that you'll have high-speed broadba...
03:37 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Ceton announces slight delay for Echo WMC extender, Q DVR shelved indefinitely
Ceton has, as promised, provided more information on upcoming hardware, however there's not a lot of good news to go around. The bad news is that the Windows Embedded-based Q DVR we were looking for...
03:07 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 318 - 10.02.2012
It was a great week to stop by your local electronics store, as Logitech and Sling both had products pop up on shelves early. Other than taking a peek at the newest Harmony, we're also digging into t...
02:40 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Free Skype WiFi hits Ireland and the UK through Wicoms, steps up the quality of public hotspots
Let's face it: many free WiFi hotspots are tacked on as bullet point items to get customers into a shop or hotel, without much concern for quality high enough that it keeps visitors coming back. Wico...
01:51 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Oregon Scientific MEEP! tablet ships for $150, gives kids a safe, exclamation-filled place to play
For all the enthusiasm Oregon Scientific put into launching (and naming) its MEEP! tablet, the company has been a bit timid about getting the kid-friendly Android device into the market -- we're jus...
01:02 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Tokyo University of Science shows off robotic suit powered by pneumatic artificial muscles (video)
What can one do with a robot suit? Well, it's certainly not limited to just lifting sacks of rice, but that was exactly what we got to do at CEATEC courtesy of Koba Lab from Tokyo University of Scie...
12:31 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung P500 and i915 tablets for Sprint and Verizon, Galaxy Note II for Sprint reach the FCC
When it rains, it pours. As if to clear the decks, Samsung has passed three devices through the FCC's scrutiny at the same time. Two, the SPH-P500 and SCH-i915, are LTE-equipped tablets respectively...
12:31 am EDT - Wed, October 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung P500 and i915 tablets for Sprint and Verizon, Galaxy Note II for Sprint reach the FCC (update: Note II for US Cellular as well)
When it rains, it pours. As if to clear the decks, Samsung has passed three devices through the FCC's scrutiny at the same time. Two, the SPH-P500 and SCH-i915, are LTE-equipped tablets respectively...
11:44 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Zero Motorcycles reveals its 2013 models: Zero X dropped, FX drafted in
The failing weather reminds us we're fast approaching the end of another year, but Zero Motorcycles wants to brighten our day with the announcement of its 2013 all-electric line-up. Immediately noti...
10:56 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Rdio begins paying artists $10 for every user they attract
Streaming music services have a bad reputation when it comes to paying their artists, who only earn a few cents each play. Rdio is trying to remedy that (and grow its subscriber base) by paying song...
10:03 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Sony's 2012 PlayStation torn down, shows its evolved roots (video)
We've looked intensely at the outside of the redesigned PlayStation 3 ever since it was unveiled in Tokyo last month. Getting a look inside has proven unusually tougher, but French YouTube member K0...
10:03 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Sony's 2012 PlayStation torn down, shows its evolved roots (update: another teardown)
We've looked intensely at the outside of the redesigned PlayStation 3 ever since it was unveiled in Tokyo last month. Getting a look inside has proven unusually tougher, but French YouTube member K0...
09:33 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Pew Research finds 22 percent of adults in US own tablets, low-cost Android on the rise
It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that more Americans than ever now own tablets, but if you'd ever wanted some quantifiable data to go along with that homespun wisdom, then the Pew Research Ce...
09:07 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget TDK breaks the Hard Drive density limit, could go on to develop super-sized storage
While the old-fashioned hard drive isn't as fast or slender as an SSD, it can still lord its greater capacities and cheaper price over its upstart rival. TDK thinks it's extended the mediums lead in...
08:42 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu demos ad transmission technology, sends info from TV to handset via smartphone camera (video)
Another easter egg at Fujitsu's CEATEC booth was a system for transmitting coupons, URLs and other digital information from a TV screen to a user's smartphone. We'll back up a bit: the data ends up ...
08:21 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget eBay UK launches Secretguru beta site, helps you find experts to get stuff done
Granted, the name sounds a bit questionable, but Secretguru wants to help you make your life a little better. Still in an early beta pilot testing stage, the site was launched by a wing of Ebay's UK...
07:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget UK carrier cooperation could see 4G LTE rollout ramp up by summer 2013
With the formal creation of Orange and T-Mobile's LTE network lovechild, Everything Everywhere, the UK finally joined the horserace for 4G. Now, it looks like rival domestic operators could get a ch...
07:41 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget BBC in talks to build Playlister, a streaming music service for its own music archive
The BBC is home to a massive archive of highly desirable music that, sadly, due to licensing reasons, remains gathering dust in is enormous vaults. The Telegraph is reporting that the corporation's ...
07:31 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget First non-game titles now available on Steam, game dev tools lead the charge
Valve Software -- makers of the iconic Half-Life series, as well as proprietors of digital storefront Steam -- today released Steam's first non-video game software (original scheduled to launch in e...
07:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Engineering a better bicycle with DBC City Bike Design
My day with Dan Sorger was winding down and the photographers were out joyriding on his bicycles when he beckoned me to look at something on his tiny, age-stained LCD monitor. Nestled in between a c...
06:32 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Google withdraws recent ITC complaint in Motorola v. Apple case
Well, here's a bit of a surprise in the ongoing spate of Apple-focused patent disputes. Google's Motorola Mobility subsidiary has now formally withdrawn its most recent complaint against Apple with ...
06:24 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom mulling T-Mobile MetroPCS marriage
Well, turns out that rumors of a MetroPCS and T-Mobile merger weren't completely off base. While we wouldn't expect Deutsche Telekom to announce the sale of its US property any time soon, the German...
06:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Square gets the attention, but credit cards rule
Lower Manhattan, Pearl Street, the Financial District. A Starbucks with broad windows, great for people watching. Sipping my $5 flavored coffee, I watched a homeless man sit on the sidewalk. I liked...
05:39 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Apple's app search engine goes dark, Chomp joins Ping in obsolescence
Ping wasn't the only Apple service to go offline at the tail end of September. Chomp, an app search engine purchased by Cook and Co. earlier this year, also closed up shop. In the spring, the servic...
05:18 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget LinkedIn branches out with new blogging and 'following' features for select group
LinkedIn has always been based on the notion of "connections" rather than "followers," but the social network has made a bit of a break with that tradition today. For the first time, it will let use...
04:59 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget ComScore: iPhone grew to 34 percent US share in a pre-iPhone 5 world, Android still on top at 52 percent
Apple is all too used to the rumor cycle affecting its sales: the company just saw a dip in sequential iPhone shipments this spring as customers waited for what would ultimately become the iPhone 5....
04:38 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Microbial music: Using sound to represent data from the deep blue sea
Science and music, many would say opposite sides of the same coin. Unless you're DOE biologist Peter Larsen at the Argonne National Laboratory, who would probably argue your legal tender has been do...
04:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Lenovo building PC production facility in North Carolina
North Carolina is fast becoming a haven for tech behemoths, with Chinese giant Lenovo becoming the latest to plant its flag in the Southeastern soil. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company...
03:56 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget New York Times releases 'experimental' HTML5 iPad app, puts Twitter trends front and center
The New York Times isn't beyond a little "experimentation" -- not when it comes to iPad apps, at least. The old gray lady today is showing off its "experimental" iPad web app, an HTML5-powered readi...
03:37 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Jolla resuscitates MeeGo with 'Sailfish' OS, plans to show off new device this November
If competition breeds innovation, then there's plenty promise in this latest mobile development from Jolla. The Finnish company, comprised of former Nokia employees, is poised to enter yet another c...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Rohm 5Wh hydrogen fuel cells power up smartphones, ready for the trash after one charge
Rohm's hydrogen fuel cells are meant to power smartphones and other mobile devices, but unlike other juicing-up solutions, the cells are only good for one charge. Rohm says disposable fuel cells can...
03:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Smartphones for audiophiles: is the iPhone 5 more musical than its rivals?
Related reviews Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S III HTC Sensation XE (first phone with Beats Audio) The love of audio. It's a dangerous condition, because every minute spent obsessin...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Nokia launches Belle Feature Pack 2 firmware OTA, Pureview 808 gets extra imaging goodies
Like the proverbial groundhog, Nokia's Feature Pack 2 for Symbian Belle peeked out a bit too early last month and had to withdraw back into its burrow. Now the new firmware upgrade for the Nokia 701...
02:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo translation app converts languages in real time (hands-on video)
Last year at CEATEC, we saw NTT DoCoMo demo its translation app, which made life easier by translating a Japanese menu into English text. This time around the carrier is showing off the new Hanashit...
02:16 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Google patents smart watch with flip-up display that could reveal everyday objects' secrets
It looks like Google has considered transferring ideas from Project Glass over to your wrist by patenting a smart watch with a transparent, flip-up touchscreen. If such a device ever came off the US...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget MoviePass launches iPhone app and card combo, takes unlimited viewing to all US theaters
While MoviePass was in early beta, it got more than a small amount of pushback from theaters that didn't like someone changing the price formula without their explicit say-so. The company just found...
01:50 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget AT&T adds HTC One X+ and One VX to its future lineup, will arrive in the 'coming months'
HTC decided to reveal the oft-rumored One X+ earlier this morning, and it didn't take long for AT&T to announce its intent to carry the device in the "coming months." Fans acquainted with t...
01:45 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Visa lets iPhone-toting NatWest and RBS customers pay with NFC cases, join the future
Two can play at the UK-banks-with-NFC-payments game. RBS (and by extension, NatWest) is partnering with Visa Europe to roll out TouchPay, a mobile payment system based around an iCarte case for the ...
01:32 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's i beam tablet prototype is driven by your eyes (video)
Another prototype from DoCoMo aimed at Nihon's commuters, the i beam concept tablet forgoes any touch at all, allowing the user (once they're at the specified 'sweet spot') to navigate around apps a...
01:23 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo hands-free videophone prototype replaces that off-center webcam stare with your digital doppelganger (video)
In a sort of reverse-Project Glass, one of DoCoMo's latest prototypes flips its cameras back at the wearer. This hands-free videophone headset strings ties together seven separate cameras, each reco...
01:15 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Motorola's RAZR i arrives in the UK at Phones4U
Motorola's RAZR i has landed on British shores, and is available today from Phones4U. The handset, the first born of a union 'twixt Moto and Intel, skates pretty close to the competition in the perf...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget SMS Audio outs an on-ear option for its Street by 50 headphones, ships October 7th for $180
If you're a fan of emcee-endorsed headphones, you're in luck. SMS Audio -- the folks behind the SYNC by 50 line -- has just announced another portable audio option that gets the recommendation of Mr...
01:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Nest Learning Thermostat gets refreshed with a slimmer design, improved scheduling features
It's been just about a year since former Apple exec Tony Fadell unveiled his newest project, the Nest Learning Thermostat. At the time, it was notable for being the sexiest thermostat in the history...
12:29 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Pioneer Carrozzeria AR heads-up display hands-on (video)
Pioneer has been showing off versions of its AR HUD for some time now, but here at CEATEC 2012 the company is showing off a production version of the thing. It is, as its name implies, an augmented ...
12:01 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Maingear welcomes AMD A-Series APUs to its F131 and X-Cube desktop PCs
In a move to make its desktops more palatable to the masses, Maingear is bringing AMD's integrated A-Series APUs to its F131 tower and X-Cube desktop PCs. Upon learning the news, we took a peek at t...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Vizio's 'extra-large' holiday HDTV lineup goes from 55- to 70-inches
While Vizio's summer has been all about PCs, set-top Google TV boxes and even the odd ultrawidescreen HDTV, it's getting back into its usual garb for the fall. As is its customs, it's rolling out a ...
12:00 pm EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Acer's Aspire S7 Ultrabooks coming October 26th, starting at $1,200 for the 11-inch version
Back at Computex, Acer announced the Aspire S7 series -- the company's third line of Ultrabooks, and the first of the bunch to sport touchscreens. At the time, we were told they'd go on sale once Wi...
11:43 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget NEC Medias Tab UL runs Android 4.0, weighs just over half a pound (hands-on)
Folded in between DoCoMo R&D prototypes and One Piece-themed smartphones unlikely to make it across the Pacific, NEC's new Android tablet caught our eye. The 7-inch NEC Medias Tab UL is one very...
11:26 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Visualized: 808 PureView display at Nokia's flagship store
While in Helsinki, do as the Finns do -- shop at Nokia's flagship store, right? Just as we were contemplating the purchase of an unlocked Asha (or three) as stocking stuffers, we stumbled upon this ...
10:46 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu eye-tracking tech uses built-in motion sensor, infrared LED for hands-free computing (video)
Eye-tracking technology looks to be one of the major tropes at CEATEC this year. One of many companies demoing a gaze-following setup is Fujitsu, which is showing off a prototype desktop PC with a b...
10:00 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Tep Wireless expands mobile hotspot rental plan to 50 countries, revamps pricing
The international mobile hotspot rental market just got a lot more interesting. While Xcom Global's offerings are still broader, Tep Wireless is expanding in a major way. Previously reserved for Eur...
09:35 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Toyota's Smart Insect concept EV packs Kinect motion sensor, voice recognition (video)
Toyota is showing off its new Smart Insect prototype at the company's CEATEC booth. The fully electric car charges via a standard 100-volt AC outlet, and it's decked out with gull-wing doors and mot...
08:48 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Mitsubishi unveils electric Minicab MiEV at CEATEC
To complement Mitsubishi's existing electric minivan and car, the Minicab MiEV has parked itself here at CEATEC, Chiba, adding a Gasoline-avoiding pick-up truck to the family. Capable of reaching di...
08:01 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget HTC: Jelly Bean rolling out to global One X and One S this month
Tucked away at the bottom of HTC's announcement of the One X+ is a pleasant piece of news that's sure to make One X and One S owners happy. Android 4.1, alongside HTC's Sense 4+ UI, is set...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget HTC One X+ official: 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3, 64GB, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+
Remember HTC's early 2012 Android flagship? Well, it's back and plus-sized for the tech-savvy masses. Officially announced today, the One X+ is a minor refresh of the original that debuted at M...
08:00 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget HTC shows off One X+ in the UK, we go hands-on (video)
The One X+. You have to reach for the Shift key just to type it out, but as names go it's neither unexpected nor inaccurate. In fact, it paints just the right picture, because this is still the...
07:33 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire
When App.net kicked off its Twitter rivalry, the $50 yearly subscription fee was based on the assumption that the ad-free social service would maintain 10,000 customers. Founder Dalton Caldwell may ...
07:02 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget ICS and Jellybean now on a quarter of all Android devices, but over half still stuck on Gingerbread
It seems like only yesterday that Google bundled Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 in its little biscuit layers and sent it off into the world (it was December, 2011, actually). That Android flavor has since c...
06:33 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Rogers LTE hits 18 new regions, delivers speedy data in Saskatoon
Rogers promised that October 1st would be a grand day for its LTE expansion plans, and we're now learning that it might have been underpromising to overdeliver later. The carrier just flicked the 4G...
06:08 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Yandex launches its own browser targeting Russian market
How many browsers is enough? Between Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer, (not to mention, Baidu, Amazon, Maxthon, Dolphin, etc...) you'd think we'd have plenty ways to surf the web. Not ac...
05:41 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Google Catalogs makes web-based catalog browsing a reality
For folks who prefer to get their retail therapy in digital form, Google Catalogs is a godsend. In case you forgot, it's an aggregation portal with digital catalogs from myriad merchants that lets y...
05:15 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Leap Wireless swaps spectrum with T-Mobile, buys all of Savary Island
Leap Wireless can go ahead and pop the champagne, as it has just completed the spectrum transactions announced earlier this year that will hopefully lead to larger LTE growth. Leap's own Savary Isla...
04:03 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget ViewSonic's new VX70Smh-LED IPS monitors arriving this month, pricing starts at $159
Only a couple of months have passed since ViewSonic announced its new pair of wallet-friendly VA12 monitors as well as that larger, energy-efficient 27-inch VX2703mh-LED. Fast forward to today, and ...
03:11 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Regza J7 and Z7 TVs pack built-in DVR with recommendation feature, we go eyes-on (video)
Toshiba had its new lineup of Regza HDTVs on hand at CEATEC today, showing sets from both the J7 Series and Z7 series. All TVs across both lineups include Toshiba's time-shift machine feature, which...
02:42 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Lifebook UH75 running Windows 8 at CEATEC (hands-on video)
CEATEC isn't exactly the first place you'd expect a new notebook to turn up, but Fujitsu's booth had a bit of a surprise on the laptop front. The Japanese company had its Lifebook UH75 Ultrabook on ...
02:30 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows Tab shows up at CEATEC with Windows 8 in tow (video)
We got a look at Fujitsu's Arrows Tab at CEATEC last year, and the 10.1-inch is making an appearance yet again -- this time running Windows 8 rather than Android Honeycomb. Exact specs were MIA, but...
02:23 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Judge Koh lifts Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales injunction following Court of Appeals remand
A legal standoff ended today, as Judge Lucy Koh has dissolved the sales injunction against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 after Samsung's appeal had been remanded to her by the Court of Appeals for the Federal...
01:40 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget KDDI's smartphone palm authentication app unveiled at CEATEC 2012 (hands-on)
Sidestepping lockscreen codes and fingerprint scanners -- and without any new hardware demands -- KDDI has unveiled a new palm authentication app that takes advantage of the high-resolution camera o...
01:15 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Sharp's new 443 ppi 5-inch smartphone displays on show at CEATEC 2012 (eyes-on)
Here at CEATEC, the Japanese display maker is showing of its latest portable displays. Although the vivid 1080p displays were scurried away in the corner of Sharp's stand, we managed to grab a few p...
12:55 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo Grip UI detects how you hold your device, makes big phones friendly for tiny hands (video)
Maintaining your balance on a packed train while trying to handle the big-screened smartphones of today is often a tough challenge. At least NTT DoCoMo thinks so, offering up a new interface to avoi...
12:30 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget We're live from CEATEC 2012 in Chiba, Japan!
Japan's annual electronics expo is about to kick off in the Tokyo suburb of Chiba, and we've settled down for the week to deliver a peek inside Makuhari Messe, where local carriers will demonstrate ...
12:01 am EDT - Tue, October 2, 2012
Engadget Connected To The Case to use Facebook for crowd-sourced crime solving
Ready the spandex and decide on a name for your alter ego, because come October 16th, you'll have the chance to fight crime from the comfort of your computer. On that date, the "Connected To The Cas...
11:23 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Gmail now searches attachment text, homework hoarders rejoice!
As Google continues to improve other areas of its broad ecosystem, it's always great to see that the company hasn't abandoned its search simplification roots. A spokesperson for the company told us,...
10:44 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Evernote web interface updated with better sharing, cleaner look
We're huge fans of Evernote here at the Engadget compound (it's great for keeping track of our latest world domination schemes). But, we've got to admit, the web service is clearly the company's red...
10:15 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Ten One ships $80 Pogo Connect, a pressure-sensitive Bluetooth 4.0 stylus for iPad
While there are many third-party capacitive pens for the iPad on the market, none are as precise as pressure-sensitive models like the ones Samsung Galaxy Note aficionados have enjoyed for some time...
09:46 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 1st - 7th)
We're still trying to clear our DVRs from last week's flood of fall premieres, but luckily there's only a few brand new shows arriving this week. On the other hand, there are a slew of Blu-ray relea...
09:29 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Razer CEO wants annual Blade laptop refreshes, isn't worried about price complaints
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan is charismatic, clearly very smart and passionate -- not a bad combination considering he's the face and voice of a major international hardware manufacturer. Razer's latest,...
09:09 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget HTC teases Windows Phone 8X in promo video, wants you to look no further
While we've already shown you our own detailed preview of HTC's upcoming Windows Phone 8X, now it's the company's turn to put its own spin into it -- and, well, what better way to do so than by post...
08:57 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 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...
08:40 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget NEC announces business-minded edge-lit LED displays with inbuilt tuners
Lest we forget NEC doesn't just make Ultrabooks, the company recently announced its new E series of commercial-grade displays. They include a 32-inch E323, 42-inch E423, 46-inch E463, and a 55-inch ...
08:16 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Facebook outlines its ad targeting strategy on one handy page, presents a complex privacy picture
To say that Facebook has to tread lightly around privacy issues is an understatement, especially with a targeted ad push underway. Rather than navigate that minefield once more, the social network ho...
07:51 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget AOL strikes deal with YouTube to start streaming content from various brands
AOL's continuing push to boost its video presence on as many internet places as possible has just secured many of the company's brands a spotlight inside one of the world's biggest sites. According ...
07:27 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Early iOS 6 adopters report problems getting Exchange push email: are you affected?
We all know about the central issue surrounding iOS 6. For the suits and ties among us, however, there's a potentially more glaring problem with Exchange support. Some users quick to upgrade to Appl...
07:14 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Apple's Ping no longer pinging back, leaves memories of white noise in its wake
"I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride Something touched me deep inside... the day the music died." R.I.P. Ping (09.01.2010 - 09.30.2012)Filed under: Home Entertainment, Ap...
07:02 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Android Jelly Bean update now rolling out to ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity TF700
ASUS had said it would be coming soon, and it appears owners of that long-named Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 are now on the receiving end of the promised Jelly Bean goodness. According to a kind t...
06:30 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Nicole Lee
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 Nicole Lee! My fondest memor...
06:11 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Acer CloudMobile available in the UK at long last, is priced at 290
Acer's sleek CloudMobile smartphone was slated to launch on September 5th in the United Kingdom, but unexpected delays caused the handset to be MIA for nearly a month. Today, however, the first-clas...
05:48 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Ikea to sell only LED-based lighting by 2016, wants to be greener than your sofa bed
While some wouldn't necessarily associate Ikea with eco-friendliness given that its business revolves around plywood, the furniture chain has just staked out a clearer position as a green pioneer. I...
05:24 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Adobe announces Acrobat XI with tablet-friendly touchability, cloud services
Adobe has just updated its Acrobat lineup, including Pro, Standard and Reader to version 11 -- and thrown in two new programs, FormsCentral and EchoSign, to boot. The latter two are cloud-enabled se...
05:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 2PM ET!
Since our last podcast, Myriam and Joseph have been to all corners of the world, and Brad rode "it's a small world" at least five times (which is almost the same thing). But we're back from our exte...
04:49 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Microsoft set to get back in the news business with relaunched MSN
Microsoft isn't exactly a stranger to the news business. It founded Slate Magazine way back in 1996 as part of its then still-nascent MSN website, and it partnered with NBC that same year on the MSN...
04:36 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for October 1st: Sony NEX-5N kit, SanDisk memory cards and Ivy Bridge processors
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 ...
04:13 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Linux 3.6 kernel released with 'hybrid sleep' capability, experimental file system
The last couple of Linux kernel updates have been a bit of a circus, with Android merging in the 3.3 ring and graphics integration on a (noisy) 3.4 center stage. Version 3.6 of the open source kerne...
04:13 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Linux 3.6 kernel released with 'hybrid sleep' capability, Google's TCP Fast Open extension
The last couple of Linux kernel updates have been a bit of a circus, with Android merging in the 3.3 ring and graphics integration on a (noisy) 3.4 center stage. Version 3.6 of the open source kerne...
03:48 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo preps automatic translation from Japanese through Android, leaves no one an island
Japan's unique language makes calls to other countries a challenge: locals often don't have much choice but to brush up on someone else's language or hope there's a Japanese speaker on the other end...
03:31 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Netflix Just for Kids comes to iPad, keeps Dora exploring beyond the TV (video)
Netflix's Just for Kids portal may already be a parent's ticket to saving money on endless Dora the Explorer DVDs without keeping a constant watch on the screen, but it has so far been left to conso...
03:17 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget UK regulators approve Vodafone and O2's network merger
Observing the mantra that the enemy of its enemy is its friend, Vodafone and O2 have gained regulatory approval to begin merging their cellular networks to better compete with Everything Everywhere....
03:01 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100, courtesy of IceMonkey!
The giveaways just keep coming and there's nothing you can do to stop it. But why would you want to? For this edition of your regularly scheduled contest, IceMonkey is handing out a Sony Cybershot D...
02:48 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Iran unblocks Gmail, admits it only wants to restrict YouTube in the country
Iranians who lost access to Gmail on September 24th should now be able to access their emails again after the government relaxed its ban. Telecommunications minister Rezi Miri conceded that the inte...
02:33 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II available in the UK today!
Well, Korea might have beaten the UK to the punch, but England's carriers are getting Samsung's latest super-sized phone ahead of the US. As promised, the Galaxy Note II is hitting shelves today at ...
02:16 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget The CD celebrates its 30th birthday, recalls a time when it was cool to play music with lasers
Like so many other technologies, it's tough to pin down an exact birthday for the compact disc. If we're tracing things back to the world of LaserDisc as a potential commercial product, we're talkin...
01:51 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Apple facing European investigation into how it sells AppleCare
Ever hemmed and hawed over buying AppleCare with your shiny new gadget? European chiefs are worried that you don't know all of your rights. They're concerned that Cupertino's warranty-selling practi...
01:35 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget AT&T to offer new $65 GoPhone monthly plan starting October 7th
Shared data's not for everyone, which is why AT&T's continuing to augment its prepaid offerings with additional GoPhone options. Announced today, the carrier's new $65 monthly plan is geared spe...
01:35 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TL joins AT&T's 4G LTE lineup as official James Bond phone
Strange, but true: it seems James Bond is an Android man and the Xperia TL, his phone of choice. Well, at least that's the marketing tie-in made possible by Sony's corporate synergy. Regardless, the...
12:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Sharp begins production of 1080p display for smartphones: 443 ppi crammed into a 5-inch LCD
Layoffs and loans may be dominating our Sharp coverage at the moment, but that just makes this type of news all the sweeter. The company has announced its LCD panel type 5 -- a 5-inch full HD (1,920...
12:41 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Sharp begins production of 1080p smartphone displays: 443 ppi crammed into a 5-inch LCD
Layoffs and loans may be dominating our Sharp coverage at the moment, but that just makes this type of news all the sweeter. The company has announced its LCD panel type 5 -- a 5-inch full HD (1,920...
12:00 pm EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Hughes updates its HughesNet satellite broadband with Gen4 service
On the same day that Dish's new satellite broadband service kicks off, partner Hughes is upgrading its own offering with even faster speeds. HughesNet Gen4 offers downloads of up to 15 Mbps to the 1...
11:28 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod resurrects OTA updates for latest CM10 nightly builds
CyanogenMod ROMs give Android users the latest Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean treats to their otherwise-neglected smartphones, and it's mostly open-source except for one piece: the boarded-off ROM...
10:43 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Verizon iPhone 5 update fixes mobile data use on WiFi bug
Verizon customers received an unexpected bonus when they opted for the latest iPhone, but in an unfortunate case of carrier Karma, the necessary sacrifice was their mobile data. An update has been i...
09:44 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Nominet proposes more secure, .UK domain for British websites
Nominet is considering a .uk internet domain for users who can't bear to type the extra three characters necessary for .co.uk. The body is lobbying for the new domain in time for ICANN's next TLD ex...
09:44 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Nominet proposes more secure .UK domain for British websites
Nominet is considering a .uk internet domain for users who can't bear to type the extra three characters necessary for .co.uk. The body is lobbying for the new domain in time for ICANN's next TLD ex...
08:45 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Sony: We are still considering Windows RT, but optimum timing is also key
In the Q&A session at today's Sony VAIO event in Tokyo, a spokesperson expressed that while his company has yet to officially give Windows RT a whirl, it is still under consideration for future ...
08:07 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Elementary pilot has Sherlock Holmes using murder victim's Lumia 800
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. Whether you're a fan of ...
06:29 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Sony reveals Japan prices for Windows 8 VAIO machines
With Windows 8 finally launching this month, it's only a matter of time before the web is flooded with prices of upcoming PCs, the first among which this month hail from Sony VAIO's Japan branch. St...
06:29 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget Sony reveals Japan prices for Windows 8 devices, adds touchscreen to VAIO L, E14P and T13
With Windows 8 finally launching in less than four weeks, it's only a matter of time before the web is flooded with prices of upcoming PCs, the first among which this month hail from Sony VAIO's Jap...
05:00 am EDT - Mon, October 1, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop's pay-as-you-go data service launches in beta, offering 500MB of free WiMAX per month
It was almost a year ago that we firs