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11:49 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.29.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:24 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Apple revamps Apple TV firmware, iOS Remote app to play nicely in an iTunes 11 world
If you're the early adopting type living in an Apple ecosystem, you probably upgraded to iTunes 11 almost as soon as the bits reached the servers. You might not have noticed that Apple gave its iOS ...
11:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Live from Engadget's reader meetup at Roseland in New York City!
If you're reading this from New York City, it's time to close that laptop lid and head down to our reader meetup at Roseland Ballroom! The party is just getting started, and we'll be here until 10 t...
10:33 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Jet Set Radio skates its way to iOS and Android, available starting today for $5
Sega hasn't exactly had the smoothest of times while trying to launch its old-school (and very popular) Jet Set Radio title on novel platforms. Today, however, the Dreamcast maker announced that its...
10:07 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Atari celebrates 40 years of Pong with new, free iOS Pong game, custom portable Xbox 360
Atari's celebrating 40 years of arcade classic Pong today by releasing ... another version of Pong. Pong World is being dubbed "the first-ever official new Pong game on iOS" (despite our search of t...
09:41 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Sprint plans $10 monthly charge for iDEN push-to-talk subs in the new year
For Nextel push-to-talk subs, the writing's been on the wall for some time now, what with that legacy service destined to sunset on June 30th, 2013. But for those unwilling to heed Sprint's many ear...
09:17 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Prototype Plugg radio dabbles in DAB, lets you put a cork in it
Clicking off the radio to rid your ears of an annoying DJ or an overplayed pop song is easy enough, but it could be more satisfying. How? Well, you could stuff a literal cork in your radio, of cours...
08:51 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Intuit GoPayment comes to the UK, renames itself Intuit Pay
In a bid to catch mobile payment rival Square napping, Intuit GoPayment is leaping across the pond to begin an assault on the UK. It's certainly putting the effort in, having had to rework its hardw...
08:26 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Firmware updates for Pioneer AV receivers add HTC Connect music streaming compatibility
Pioneer flirted with HTC Connect earlier in the year, and now the relationship is getting more serious with firmware upgrades to Pioneer's AV receivers adding compatibility for the DLNA streaming te...
08:01 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: pay peanuts, get a WP-flavored lemon
Either this latest KIRF contender apes Windows Phone to a seriously piratical degree, or someone has simply chopped in a screengrab from an HTC device. Either way, the aptly-named Lemon T109 could a...
07:41 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle teams with THQ for Darksiders, Metro 2033, Saints Row: The Third on the cheap
THQ may not be an "indie" or tied to Android, but the ailing game publisher is teaming with the much beloved Humble Bundle folks to offer a flexibly priced batch of great THQ games. Zelda-alike Dark...
07:18 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP
Barely a fortnight after the Android 4.2 binaries were added to the Android Open Source Project database, here comes Android 4.2.1. It appears as if the files have been uploaded for the Nexus 10, Ne...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget JayBird launches BlueBuds X in-ear Bluetooth headphones for $169.95
If you thought JayBird's Freedom Sprint headphones were the only pair the company had planned for release this year, think again. Today marks the launch of BlueBuds X, an in-ear Bluetooth set with a...
06:42 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Netflix Ireland, UK score deals to carry previous seasons of key Warner-distributed shows
Hot on the heels of a deal for Canada, Netflix and Warner Bros. have spread their newfound affection for each other to a multi-year, exclusive agreement for Ireland and the UK. Both island nations a...
06:21 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Google Maps Navigation for Android comes to Mexico
For the past few months, Mexico has been sitting in limbo as far as Google's mapping services were concerned: you could see Mayan ruins in Street View, but you couldn't get directions to them from y...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget iTunes 11 now available to download: fresh design, more iCloud features
Apple's thoroughly re-engineered iTunes is now ready for you to try. The desktop download includes a new MiniPlayer for playing tracks in a widget-sized window, an "Up Next" feature for cueing up so...
05:58 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget WSU can print 3D parts from moon rock to help astronauts in a jam (video)
It was only a matter of time before 3D printers went to other worlds, really. Following a NASA line of questioning, Washington State University has determined that it's possible to print 3D objects ...
05:36 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft confirms Surface with Windows 8 Pro pricing: starting at $899 for 64GB version, shipping in January
Details on the Pro variety of Microsoft's Surface tablet have been hard to come by since the company first announced it back in June, but it's filled in some big ones today. It's confirmed in a blog...
05:30 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 1PM!
Hey friends, it's been a while, but we're live once again. Tim and Brian are back in the studio and are joined this week for the first time by our very own Barb Dybwad. Join us after the break!Conti...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 38: Robopocalypse with Chris Anderson, Daniel H. Wilson and our future robot overlords
Greetings from the distant future of 2013. We stand in a basement of a wasteland once known as "New York City," to deliver you tales of the impending Robopocalypse. We'll take you to "San Diego" whe...
04:42 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Benchmarks show Samsung's Exynos 5 processor is a beast with Linux
Linux wizard Michael Larabel has been marking his benches over at Phoronix and in the process he's proved that the Samsung Exynos 5 Dual processor -- currently found in some of our favorite tablets ...
04:20 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 159 - 11.29.2012
The Engadget Mobile Podcast says fuhgeddaboutit to the traditional two-hour limit on technology podcasts yet again as they sail through new operating systems and iterated operating systems, phones i...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Popslate launches iPhone 5 case with four-inch E Ink screen (video)
This is pretty darn cool. It's called Popslate -- an iPhone 5 case with a four-inch E Ink screen on the back -- and it's launching right now on Indiegogo for $79 in two colors. Combined with a bespo...
03:32 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Syrian internet goes down, gets cut off from the world
The civil war-torn nation of Syria has seemingly disappeared from the internet. In a sign that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad is trying to limit the flow of information and possibly increas...
03:25 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget NHL lockout prompts Montreal sports writer to chronicle virtual hockey season
The NHL lockout has forced most hockey writers to cover boardroom negotiations and players' prospects overseas instead of actual games, but Pat Hickey of The Montreal Gazette has found something a l...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget What's Past is Prologue: A Look Inside the Future of Lockheed Martin
I receive a terse invite from Lockheed Martin that asks me to take a "glimpse into the future," but it doesn't mention whose future it is. I could write about what I know of the American defense con...
02:56 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Consumer Reports: Verizon ranked the best major US carrier, AT&T ranked the worst
Nothing much has changed in this year's mobile carrier satisfaction survey from Consumer Reports, with Verizon again being rated the best of the major providers, netting good scores for voice and da...
02:30 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III mini review: a small Galaxy with few stars
Samsung made a bold move when it announced the Galaxy S III mini. Here was an Android phone with the potential to take the iPhone 5 head-on. While the original Galaxy S III is clearly the flagship, ...
02:24 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble reports Q2 2013 earnings: digital content sales up 38%, Nook unit rakes $160 million
Barnes & Noble's Nook unit didn't have its greatest quarter. The $160 million in revenue the new Microsoft-backed spin off raked in was slightly better than last year's $152 million, but still a...
02:01 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Sony's 4K Ultra HD Video Player revealed, COO Phil Molyneux tells us what 'only Sony can do'
Kaz Hirai has promised a "One Sony" that aligns its various capabilities in entertainment and electronics to work better together, and it seems we'll have one of the first examples in its launch of ...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Basis fitness tracker finally goes on sale for $199, mobile apps still MIA
Remember the Basis Band, that fitness-tracking wristband that was supposed to come out earlier this year? Well, the company obviously missed its target for an "early 2012" launch, but it's been busy r...
01:32 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget NPD: Windows 8 not yet providing boost to slow PC market
Microsoft is pretty happy about how Windows 8 is doing, but 40 million license sales isn't exactly translating to a boon for the PC market. According to NPD, sales of Windows-powered devices are 21 ...
01:29 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Casio's touchscreen graphing calculator arrives in 2013, makes the TI-84+ look dated
Everything's a battleground these days, isn't it? Even the makers of humble graphing calculators can't resist a scrap. Casio is now throwing down the gauntlet, announcing that its fx-CP400 will arri...
01:14 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Staples to offer 'Easy 3D' printing service, put an end to hackneyed hockey masks
Just one more robbery and then we can happily retire. But there's this nagging feeling that our criminal swan song should be more than just another Class B felony -- it should be art. That's why we'...
01:01 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Globalgig roaming data service launched: devour up to 5GB abroad for $49 per month
Voiamo has just taken the veil off of Globalgig, a new roaming service that'll let road warriors consume up to 5GB through a monthly contract and the purchase of a $119 MiFi dongle. So far, it will ...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Scanadu's Scout tricorder and companion app detect what ails you, arrive in 2013 for $150
The quest to create a tricorder began many years ago, when such a device was but a figment of Gene Roddenberry's vivid imagination. However, his vision has crept ever closer to reality in recent yea...
12:49 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Clear Talk latest beneficiary of Verizon's 700Mhz spectrum fire sale
After horse-trading with the FCC and DOJ to gain AWS spectrum from cable venture SpectrumCo in exchange for its 700MHz A and B bands, Verizon has found another taker: Clear Talk, who just signed an ...
12:36 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Vimeo revamps iOS app with new design, improved social sharing features
It's been nearly a year since Vimeo proudly went universal on iOS, and today the video service has rolled out its application's third major installment. Inside version 3.0, the iOS folk will find a ...
12:25 pm EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Nintendo president 'very sorry' for the Wii U's frustrating set-up process
Nintendo's Satoru Iwata has apologized for the Wii U's time-consuming day one update -- a compulsory patch that takes as long as an hour to download and which prevents users from accessing the Miive...
11:57 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 gets Chinese network license, expected to go on sale by mid-December
The Ministry of Industry and Technology of the People's Republic of China has rubber-stamped Apple's iPhone 5 as being suitable for sale in the country. It's the last of several regulatory hurdles t...
11:28 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Has Lenovo's IdeaTab Lynx just been spotted on the FCC's holodeck?
As you can see from the picture, somewhere, deep within the FCC's subterranean Washington bunker is a Holodeck. Down there, brave scientists seem to be examining a Lenovo-branded Windows tablet that...
10:57 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Swisscom rolls out first LTE in Switzerland on November 29th
The European LTE landscape is unfortunately a fragmented one that favors large countries with large carriers. We can chalk up at least one victory for the smaller nation states, however: Switzerland...
10:22 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Bluetooth dock dongle Pear falls short of Apple certification, gets shelved
Last summer, Pear promised to make pairing iDevices via Bluetooth to an Apple-compatible speaker dock easy, but caught a trademark snag that put it on hold shortly after. The adapter seemed destined...
09:50 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Japan unveils prototype of new maglev train, promises speeds of up to 311 mph
More than a year after the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai) received construction approval to get going on its maglev railways, it has finally unveiled a Series L0 prototype that would put i...
08:44 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Google launches VetNet, uses Google+ to link veterans with civilian jobs (video)
As eager as Google has been to help veterans find work in the civilian world, most of its work has been parallel to what's already going on. It's hoping to use its social networking skills from Goog...
08:09 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Qualcomm's patent wall
Just like how a rock star would hang all of his or her vinyl records on the wall, Qualcomm has a dedicated "Patent Wall" at its San Diego headquarters to show off 1,395 of its patent files. But that...
07:33 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Google Maps comes to Nunavut, lets you Street View your way to an Arctic Char fishing hole
Think it's cold in Chicago? You've probably never wintered in Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory. This past August (long before the temperature in Cambridge Bay hit negative double digits), Go...
07:01 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung printer hack could let the wrong ones in
Typically, when we think of hacks, our minds conjure images of compromised security systems, personal computers or server farms, but printers? According to Neil Smith, a researcher from the US Compu...
07:01 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung printer hack could let the wrong ones in (updated)
Typically, when we think of hacks, our minds conjure images of compromised security systems, personal computers or server farms, but printers? According to Neil Smith, a researcher from the US Compu...
06:28 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Huawei Honor 2 passes through the FCC with North America-capable 3G, not much else
Huawei upped its ante in the smartphone games with the Honor 2 just weeks ago, but with few mentions of where the phone maker might place its bets outside of its native China. An FCC filing has at l...
06:02 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Sharp courting US firms for investments, will trade displays for dollars
Loans, cuts and mortgages -- Sharp is doing everything it can to meet its "profitable by 2014" pledge, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it's looking to US suitors to lend a hand. Sources cl...
05:39 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Toshiba preps 13MP phone camera sensor that promises low-light shooting without the noise
Toshiba isn't the most vocal of mobile camera designers; it's often shouted out by the likes of OmniVision and Sony. It has reason to crow now that it's near launching a next-generation imager of it...
05:09 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies now available for Nexus 4
At this point in time, ownership of Google's much sought-after Nexus 4 is still the pride of few, with most eager users stuck in delivery and ordering limbo. But for those of you who do lay claim to...
04:39 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget RIM renames App World to BlackBerry World, opens registration for $10k developer guarantee
There's no question that RIM knows how key attracting as much developer support as possible will be to its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, and that's where its focus seems to be at the BlackBerry J...
04:39 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget RIM renames App World to BlackBerry World, opens reg for $10k guarantee and offers a QWERTY dev unit
There's no question that RIM knows how key attracting as much developer support as possible will be to its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, and that's where its focus seems to be at the BlackBerry J...
04:02 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Sony unveils price for PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 CinaAlta 4K camcorders
Looking for a hearty new camera rig to spice up your next indie film? Start saving: Sony finally went live with pricing for its PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta PL-mount cameras. Following an LA screenin...
03:19 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Verizon FiOS brings its live TV streaming app to LG Smart TVs
Verizon is continuing to extend access to its FiOS TV service (at least, within the homes of subscribers) by bringing an app to LG Smart TVs with access to 75 channels and Flex View video on-demand....
02:39 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Chrome gets Passbook support on iOS, bug fixes on Android
Google's unleashed new versions of Chrome for iOS and Android (both x86 and ARM-specific flavors) that each pack miscellaneous stability updates, but the iDevice-bound release has been graced with a...
01:56 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget Microsoft selling four times as many Windows Phones as a year ago, won't say what that means
It's no secret that Windows Phone sales have been in the doldrums for much of the platform's existence. If we believe Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer's talk at the annual company shareholder meeting, ...
01:03 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget HyTAQ hybrid quadrotor robot travels by air and land, leaves us no place to hide (video)
Few robots can travel gracefully through more than one medium; more often than not, they're either strictly airborne or tied to the ground. The Illinois Institute of Technology's HyTAQ quadrotor doe...
12:30 am EST - Thu, November 29, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.28.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:53 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Chevy Spark guts revealed, we go eyes-on
Details of Chevy's first all-electric car, the Spark EV, hit the web yesterday, and today the diminutive car got its official unveiling at the LA Auto Show. Since we're here in SoCal, we figured we'...
11:30 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Amazon takes Maps API out of beta, cautiously steps out of Google's shadow
If Amazon has its way, Google Maps on your Kindle Fire won't be the default option for much longer. Back in September, the online retail giant introduced a beta version of its Amazon Maps API to see...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Fear and loathing in the local bike shop
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. By now, Cyber Monday is probably as big as Black Friday in terms ...
10:24 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget RIM loses in arbitration with Nokia, may have to pay royalties on BlackBerrys with WiFi
Nokia and RIM already have a troubled history whenever they come into contact, so it's no surprise that what truces they do have are fraying at the edges. RIM just lost a Swedish arbitration proceed...
10:02 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget YouTube's automatic captions service adds six additional languages
Building upon the work Google began in 2009, YouTube is now extending its automatic captioning reach to six additional languages. Previously, the transcription service was only available to speakers...
09:30 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Legal torrent sites are innovators of media consumption
Torrent. In the context of consuming mainstream music and movies, the word reverberates with illegitimacy. The Bittorrent protocol, however, is neutral -- a disinterested technology specification. T...
09:09 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Large Hadron Collider may have produced a previously undetected form of matter
Teams at the Large Hadron Collider must be developing a knack for producing tangible evidence of theoretical particles. After orchestrating 2 million collisions between lead nuclei and protons, like...
09:02 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft pegs Windows Phone 7.8 update for early 2013 arrival
With all the hubbub surrounding Windows Phone 8, it's easy to forget that Microsoft has another new OS in the pipeline: a refresh known as Windows Phone 7.8. One group hasn't forgotten about the upd...
08:44 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget AMD planning to sell and lease back its Texas campus to scratch out a few extra bucks
Cash-strapped businesses who just can't keep winking at their bank managers are turning to their real-estate assets for a little extra bread. AMD, no stranger to the process, is pondering flogging a...
08:19 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu's Wandant dog pedometer tracks your pet's moves, uploads them to the cloud
There's a whole host of techy tools that will let you log your 10k personal best, and break down your splits into minute detail, but what about poor old Rover? Fujistu spotted this gap, and created ...
07:54 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Google adds spreadsheet editing to Drive mobile app
It's frustrated many a Drive user, and Google has taken heed, adding on-the-go spreadsheet editing to the service's iOS and Android apps. In addition to making tweaks to existing cells, users will als...
07:30 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup is in New York City tomorrow! More tickets available!
Yep, it's this week -- tomorrow, in fact! Are you ready to party with Engadget editors, talk up tech companies and win some valuable prizes? Good news: we've still got some tickets left for this wee...
07:06 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Google acquires coupon-focused Incentive Targeting for undisclosed sum
Google is no stranger to the business of discounts and special offers, but it looks like it's decided to reach outside the company to further bolster its offerings. The company confirmed today that ...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!
Today Joseph joins Myriam and Brad on the Engadget Mobile Podcast. We'll learn his thoughts, feelings and deepest desires -- or we'll discuss the latest in the world of cellular telephony. At least ...
06:40 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Will.i.am launches pricey i.am+ camera add-ons for iPhone, we go hands on (video)
So, we learned two things today. Firstly, Will.i.am is able to attract quite a media scrum, and secondly, national press photographers have sharp elbows. Nevertheless, we braved the London debut of ...
06:22 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II confirmed to reach Verizon stores tomorrow
Despite the fact that Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II -- complete with its ugly logo-laden home button -- is already starting to ship out to pre-orderers, the carrier and manufacture...
06:01 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Adobe updates Photoshop Touch to get cozy on the iPad mini and Nexus 7
Less than a fortnight has passed since Adobe sent its slate-friendly photo editing app to Amazon's Appstore. Today, the graphics software outfit is rolling out another update of Photoshop Touch that...
05:50 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 28th: 17-inch Lenovo IdeaPad and 73-inch DLP 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 ...
05:36 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Appstore continues Amazon's bid for global dominance with expansion into Japan
Move over various European countries -- Japan's the latest region to receive Amazon's Android "Appstore" (no, that isn't a word). The store went live today in Japan, bringing with it all you've come...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: mainstream laptops
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
04:45 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Humax's take on an IP-connected TV box for Comcast passes through the FCC
Comcast isn't opening up its set-top boxes (UI and all) in the way we'd like, but it has established a reference spec (RDK) for potential hardware partners to build their own versions of its next ge...
04:33 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Deezer announces 'App Studio' for developers, 'App Centre' store and Echo Nest partnership
Deezer may not be the number one player in the music streaming game, but it's looking to gain ground on its biggest rival with the release of its "App Studio." In addition to an "App Centre" for sho...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Aakash 2 hands-on: the $40 educational slate with revolution on its mind
Efforts to put cheap computers in the hands of students have always hit major stumbling blocks. Most notably price. The OLPC project had noble goals, but ultimately ended up well above its target pr...
03:27 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Skype for iOS update adds Microsoft account support, animated emoticons
Skype has just released an update to its iOS app, bringing the requisite bug fixes along with some new functionality. Version 4.2 lets iPhone and iPad users merge their Microsoft accounts with the V...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody intros SongMatch for Android, helps you discover tunes with a simple tap
There's certainly no doubt that Rhapsody usually delivers the latest and greatest to the Android crowd first, before eventually taking its on-demand goods elsewhere. Now, not long since completely red...
02:49 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Oculus Rift dev kits to ship in March 2013, orders fulfilled by mid-April
Were you one of the many folks to donate your hard-earned cash to the crazy folks developing the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset? Sadly, we've got some bad news for ya -- you won't be playing Do...
02:17 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Apple scores another patent victory over Samsung in the Netherlands
It's always the same. The two companies continue to play tit-for-tat with their patents around the world. Apple's so-called rubber-banding patent has been particularly contentious. It played a centr...
01:58 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Visa teams up with RBS for V.me's first UK outing
Soon after getting V.me past the beta stage, Visa has signed up with old partner RBS for the UK launch of the digital wallet service. RBS and NatWest customers have started playing with the PayPal r...
01:27 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Google Play store now accepting pre-orders for books, bibliophiles rejoice
Google's been kicking around the idea of pre-orders in its Play Store for a while, and now we know exactly how that'll pan out. You can now indulge in some pre-launch book ordering on the website as...
12:29 pm EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget OpenELEC 3.0 Linux distro launches in beta, rolls in XBMC 12
We hope you weren't getting settled in with OpenELEC 2.0. Hot on the heels of the finished 2.0 release, the developement team has pushed out a first beta of OpenELEC 3.0 that folds XBMC 12.0 Frodo i...
11:31 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget ASUS TAICHI shipments reportedly pushed to at least December
'Tis the season for last-minute shipping updates, and not all of them justify some merrymaking. ASUS originally planned for its dual-screened TAICHI laptops to ship in November, but a company spokes...
10:31 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Sky's Now TV service comes to Roku streaming boxes in the UK
Sky's Now TV service is continuing its uphill battle against the armies of Netflix and Lovefilm today, setting up camp in Roku's streaming boxes. Matching its Xbox 360 launch offer, you'll be able t...
09:39 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Biscotti TV phone connects to the cloud, adds home security functionality
As a video conferencing solution, Biscotti's TV phone scores high marks for form, function and charm. But apart from the cutesy name and appealing build, it's more or less a $199 one trick pony -- o...
08:43 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Evernote adds text-to-speech to Clearly Chrome extension, for Premium members only
If you ever wanted to catch up on your online reading while on the treadmill or puttering about the kitchen, Evernote now offers you the ability to do so without actually, well, reading. The online ...
07:41 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Phoenix project reincarnates WebOS as Nexus S app
After its untimely demise, WebOS showed some resilience by coming back in open source form and popping up in various devices hither and yon. On the vanguard of that resurrection is Phoenix Internati...
06:57 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget MediaPortal posts 2.0 alpha media hub and new remote apps, teases 1.3 beta with Titan
Home theater PC owners only just recovering from their turkey or tofu comas will have some updating to do -- MediaPortal has been busy. The experimenters among us will most likely want to jump strai...
06:14 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Axiom officially debuts, available on US Cellular for $79
After making an appearance earlier this month in a leaked image, the Samsung Galaxy Axiom is ready for prime time. The handset is now on sale at US Cellular for $79 with a two-year contract or $399 ...
05:35 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Korg MicroStation shrinks down the synth for first-timers
Nowadays, anyone with a laptop, a dream and a vague grasp on tonality can lay down their own DIY demo. But for those with more serious musical aspirations, Korg's MicroStation might be worth a look....
04:49 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Sharp's first 4K 32-inch IGZO LCD is destined for Japanese workstations
We've been waiting to enjoy the promised extra detail and low power consumption of IGZO-based LCD panels for a few years now, and they're finally starting to appear. The latest on the docket is Shar...
04:04 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Bing Translator gets updated for Windows Phone 8, available now in the Store
The Bing Translator app has been helping Windows Phone users avoid cross-cultural mishaps since April of last year, adding augmented reality and offline capability along the way. Naturally, Microsof...
03:23 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Skullcandy launches $130 PLYR2 headset for wire-hating gamers
Skullcandy is making sure gamers have yet another item to put on the holiday wishlist with the official debut of the PLYR2, which is not only the company's latest gaming headset but also its first e...
02:42 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 goes on sale early for equally flexible buyers
So you like what you've heard about the IdeaPad Yoga 13, but still don't relish the prospect of trying to wield a 13-inch Ultrabook (and its matching high price) as a convertible tablet. Not to fear...
02:42 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 goes on sale early with a momentary price break
So you like what you've heard about the IdeaPad Yoga 13, but still don't relish the prospect of trying to wield a 13-inch Ultrabook (and its matching high price) as a convertible tablet. Not to fear...
02:14 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Ceton releases Windows 8 drivers, Echo set-top box is getting Android inside for the holidays
Ceton will have something unexpected under the tree for early adopters of its $179 Echo Windows Media Center Extender -- Android. Updates are on the way that will bring not only finalized Extender s...
01:07 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget OCZ Vector SSD review roundup: consistently fast
When OCZ gave us a peek at its Vector SSD, we were curious as to how the drive would fare with a Barefoot 3 controller built through the team from its Indilinx buyout. Would it be the validation of ...
12:35 am EST - Wed, November 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft plans OTA update to keep Windows Phone 8 devices from randomly rebooting
Microsoft is prepping a remedy for Windows Phone 8 which will squash a bug that's caused some devices loaded with the OS to reboot without notice. According to a statement issued by Ballmer and Co.,...
11:53 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note II starts shipping
If you've pre-ordered a Verizon flavor of Samsung's Galaxy Note II, it's high time you check your email for a shipping confirmation, as we just received a notice of our own. With two-day shipping on...
11:39 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Poll: Are you buying an Ouya or a Wii Mini?
When the Android-powered, crowd-funded Ouya console arrives next year with a near-$100 starting price, it'll be the cheapest new game console at launch in ... well, ever. Of course, the big entrench...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.27.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:14 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 L-Series phone surfaces in yet more leaked images
We may still be a couple of months away from its long-awaited release, but RIM's first BlackBerry 10 smartphone certainly doesn't seem to be shy of the cameras in the interim. Just last week, some p...
10:46 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Without notice, Rovi is shutting down its OTA TV guide service
The company with so much love it changed its name to fool its fans is at it again, this time killing the signal that provides guide data directly to many televisions and set-top boxes. You see, befo...
10:46 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Rovi is shutting down its OTA TV guide service without notice
The company with so much love it changed its name to fool its fans is at it again, this time killing the signal that provides guide data directly to many televisions and set-top boxes. You see, befo...
10:21 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Razer updates Orochi mouse with new laser, longer battery life
It's nearly vacation time, you've got your second-gen Razer Blade nestled in wrapping paper below the Festivus pole, and all you need is a fancy new mouse to go along with that fancy new gaming lapt...
09:58 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Chevy details 2014 Spark EV: under $25,000, 0-60 in 8 seconds and a 20-minute fast charge
News of Siri integration isn't the only tool in Chevy's belt today, as it's also unveiling key details of the 2014 Spark EV. The all-electric subcompact won't reach dealers until the summer, but it ...
09:37 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Microsoft sold over 750K Xbox 360s last week, more than double Wii U sales
Microsoft's aging Xbox 360 console still has some pep in its proverbial step, moving more than 750K consoles last week in the US alone, rounded out by Black Friday. Between November 18 and 23, 360 s...
09:08 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget 40 million Windows 8 licenses sold in a month; meanwhile, mum's the word on Surface sales
It took just four days for Windows 8 to hit four million machines (ours included), and in just over a month, Microsoft has managed to sell some 40 million licenses of its tiled OS. To date, Windows ...
09:00 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 822 review: the pride of Espoo returns to Verizon Wireless
Three years. That's how long it's been since Nokia has offered a phone for the largest carrier in the US: a unique (and yet wholly forgettable) device known as the Twist. Needless to say, the arriva...
08:30 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 326 - 11.27.2012
The Wii U has only just arrived (with all of its streaming apps) and we're already discussing rumors for the next generation of Xbox. Meanwhile Comcast is letting users view TV on their mobile device...
07:58 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Outlook.com hits 25 million users, gets an Android app to call its own
Microsoft launched Outlook.com as much to lure Gmail users as to cast off some of its Hotmail baggage, and there's signs the strategies might be working. About 25 million are frequently using Outloo...
07:27 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Rdio for iOS hits version 2.0: now with all-new design, unified player and more
Rdio's done a pretty decent job at often keeping its desktop and mobile apps updated with fresh features. With that in mind, the streaming service has just pushed out v2.0 of its iOS application, whic...
07:27 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Rdio for iOS hits version 2.0: now with all-new design, unified player and more (update: Android too!)
Rdio's done a pretty decent job at often keeping its desktop and mobile apps updated with fresh features. With that in mind, the streaming service has just pushed out v2.0 of its iOS application, wh...
06:56 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Google adds Drive integration to new Gmail composer, ups attachment limit to 10 gigs
If you've used Gmail to send attachments, chances are you've hit that 25MB limit once or twice. Beginning today, Google is rolling out a new Drive integration feature, letting you insert files that ...
06:25 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Apple's Eddy Cue reportedly fires Richard Williamson, who oversaw the iOS 6 Maps team
We aren't apt to ever hear this in official fashion, but Bloomberg has it on good authority that Apple's newly-promoted Eddy Cue has just fired the guy who was unfortunately leading the Maps team at...
06:07 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget BT lets site visitors add features to landlines with only a phone number and postcode
If you're subscribed to BT's landline phone service, you may want to keep an eye on your bill in the near future. The British provider recently patched up a website issue that showed account holders...
05:35 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Google adds detailed mapping to 45 Russian cities
Were Yakov Smirnoff here, he'd probably try and crowbar in a "In Soviet Russia, cities Google you!" gag, but we're above such mischief. As such, we'll just let you know that Mountain View's Russian ...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Setting aside the smartphone: two weeks with Samsung's Galaxy Camera
Exploring the world with the hottest cameras and smartphones, I've grown accustomed to drawing discrete glances from curious gadget enthusiasts. In Tokyo, it was Canon's EOS M camera that netted pol...
04:45 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Patagonia 9620 leaks, says hola Nextel
BlackBerry 10 may be just around the bend, but it seems that's not going to stop RIM from launching a new handset. A leaked document posted by Crackberry has revealed the specs of the QWERTY-toting ...
04:23 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Google settles patent lawsuit from Immersion over Motorola use of haptic feedback
Immersion is known for guarding its haptic feedback patents with enthusiasm -- just ask Microsoft, among others. Motorola learned first-hand when Immersion sued over the use of basic haptic technolo...
04:15 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Amazon declares 'best ever' Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Kindle family
Pick up a holiday Kindle over the weekend? According to today's Amazon announcement, the chances are pretty good that you did. The mega-retailer sent out a note today calling Black Friday and Cyber ...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Sonos Play:3 and Sonos Bridge bundle!
Couldn't find the deal you wanted for Cyber Monday? Try your hand at Giveaway Tuesday, as Sonos wants to help you ring in the New Year with your very own Wireless HiFi speaker system! If you don't k...
03:41 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Fujitsu's Arrows V F-04E launches with 4.7-inch display, fingerprint scanner, lust for ramen
When Mr. Fujitsu was designing the Arrows V F-04E for NTT DoCoMo's winter lineup, he probably wrote "ALL THE FEATURES" and knocked-off early. That might explain the pile of tech nestled beneath that...
03:16 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Chevy launches iPhone Siri support for Spark, Sonic vehicles, aims to keep your Eyes Free
If you're looking at getting a 2013 Chevrolet Spark or Sonic LTZ / RS, you'll be able to drag Siri along for the ride, provided that you have an iPhone 4S or later running iOS 6, according to GM. It...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nexus 4 returns to Google Play at 3PM ET
Google's been emailing some good news for those that didn't snatch up its new smartphone within minutes of its online launch a few weeks back. Anyone that asked to be kept up-to-date with Nexus 4 ne...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nexus 4 returns to Google Play at 3PM ET (update)
Google's been emailing some good news for those that didn't snatch up its new smartphone within minutes of its online launch a few weeks back. Anyone that asked to be kept up-to-date with Nexus 4 ne...
02:28 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Meizu MX2 packs 1.6GHz quad-core chip, 4.4-inch display and Jelly Bean, due mid-December
Amidst the fierce competition in the Chinese mobile market, Meizu has managed to keep up with its annual cycle to unveil its latest flagship device, the MX2. Announced at the launch event in Beijing...
02:09 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Google hustles Android 4.2.1 onto Nexus devices to give you December back
With the rollout of a major OS upgrade like Android 4.2, we can imagine it's easy to forget something, but Google's omission of the entire month of December in the People app was certainly a doozy. ...
01:40 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Redesigned Apple iMacs available from November 30th
Apple's announced that its updated 21.5-inch iMac range will be in stores and online on November 30th. The bigger 27-inch version will arrive later and start shipping next month. This year's refresh...
01:40 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Redesigned Apple iMacs available from November 30th, 27-inch model shipping next month
Apple's announced that its updated 21.5-inch iMac range will be in stores and online on November 30th. The bigger 27-inch version will arrive later and start shipping next month. This year's refresh...
01:30 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo makes Wii Mini official: currently exclusive to Canada, launches December 7th for $100
That was quick. Scarcely two hours after Best Buy spoiled the party, Nintendo is launching the Wii Mini. The crimson console is billed as a Canada-exclusive for now -- we're reaching out to confirm...
12:29 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Verizon and NBCUniversal bring TV Everywhere to even more places
Verizon and NBCUniversal has struck a "TV Everywhere" rights agreement so that FiOS customers will be able to watch the media company's entire programming portfolio live and on-demand via multiple p...
12:01 pm EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Google's 'Defend your Net' campaign asks Germans to resist copyright changes
Remember when the German government was thinking about making search engines either remove news excerpts from results, or pay royalties for including them? Well, these changes could soon be enforced...
11:28 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii Mini leaks early at Best Buy Canada with December 7 release date
A hardware surprise from Nintendo has made a unannounced visit to Best Buy's Canadian site -- it looks like the retailer jumped the gun. Unfortunately, not much else is revealed aside from a Decembe...
11:28 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii mini leaks early at Best Buy Canada with December 7th release date
Best Buy's Canadian site just got a hardware surprise from Nintendo, the Wii mini. It looks like the retailer jumped the gun but unfortunately, it doesn't reveal much else aside from a December 7th ...
11:09 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget YouTube Japan adds new 'original content' channels: trains, horror and drawing on faces
We've seen our fair share of out-there Japan TV programming -- and that looks likely to increase. YouTube has struck a deal with 13 companies that will add original shows and videos to the constantl...
10:14 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Google's Play Store website now links reviews to your Google+ account
YouTube asks nicely if you would like to post comments using your Google+ name, and now a similar change has quietly made it to the Play Store. When we say similar, we mean in this case, you're...
09:26 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Netflix Android app updated with tweaks to the player UI, 4.2 compatibility
Netflix just refreshed the front end of its Android app a few weeks ago, and is now tweaking the look and functions of the player itself again after previously making changes back in April. As seen ...
08:30 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Nook app packs new features on iOS and Android, makes UK debut
Barnes & Noble's Nook app has reached version 3.3 on iOS and Android, bringing a handful of new features in tow. Headlining the iOS update are screen magnification and support for Apple's VoiceO...
07:42 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 stuffs 29-hour battery and Jelly Bean into a lower-cost smartphone
Motorola may face a new contender to the Droid RAZR MAXX HD's battery capacity crown. Lenovo's quietly introduced IdeaPhone P770 at least theoretically challenges its American counterpart by crammin...
07:00 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash mixes time and geometry to make its Kisai Polygon watch (video)
This week's Tokyoflash watch will certainly tickle the fancy of those who sleep with a set square beneath their pillow. The Kisai Polygon has a ring of triangles representing the hours and the neare...
06:49 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPhone P770 stuffs 29-hour battery and Jelly Bean into a lower-cost smartphone
Motorola may face a new contender to the Droid RAZR MAXX HD's battery capacity crown. Lenovo's quietly introduced IdeaPhone P770 at least theoretically challenges its American counterpart by crammin...
05:43 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Nintendo TVii will launch with the Wii U in Japan on December 8th, IR remote costs $1
Nintendo's Wii U has yet to launch in Japan, but over there it's been revealed that the innovative Nintendo TVii app will be available when the console launches December 8th. Interestingly, the IR r...
04:51 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget HTC opens store-within-a-store in Germany, hopes it's your One-stop shop
Electronics giants who want to compete for retail attention but can't always justify a full presence have a common trick: open a mini store. Apple did it, Microsoft did it, and Samsung virtually bas...
03:42 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Arduino project has Sega Rally cabinets steer RC cars: like the game with more bruised ankles (video)
We've seen attempts at recreating video game racing in real life. For Artica and The Arcade Man, there's no desire to preserve the illusion -- they've jury-rigged two Sega Rally cabinets to control ...
02:52 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Huzzah! Some Nexus 4 orders shipping this week, says Google
Hordes of Nexus 4 hopefuls cringed after receiving an email stating that their order had been delayed due to the overwhelming demand for Google's latest purebred smartphone. While some folks opted t...
01:54 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Sharp ships first phone with an IGZO display on November 29th, ushers in a low-power LCD era
The gray clouds of Sharp's gloomy earnings are about to get a silver lining: NTT DoCoMo is at last launching Sharp's new flagship phone, the breathlessly worded Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, on November ...
01:54 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget Sharp ships its first phone with an IGZO display on November 29th, ushers in a low-power LCD era
The gray clouds of Sharp's gloomy earnings are about to get a silver lining: NTT DoCoMo is at last launching Sharp's new flagship phone, the breathlessly worded Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, on November ...
01:08 am EST - Tue, November 27, 2012
Engadget USPTO director David Kappos to depart in January, leave mixed record in tech patents
Patents play an at times all too instrumental role in technology, so it's a potentially momentous event whenever there's a change in the gatekeepers at the patent office. Brace yourself for a possib...
12:30 am EST - Tue, November 27, 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...
11:57 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Bell, Virgin Mobile Canada reportedly start unlocking iPhones, at a steep cost
Canadians have had the option to buy a factory-unlocked iPhone for awhile, but liberating Apple's handset after the sale has been officially limited to Rogers and Fido customers. As long as MobileSy...
11:57 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Bell, Virgin Mobile Canada reportedly start unlocking iPhones, at a steep cost (update: Telus does too)
Canadians have had the option to buy a factory-unlocked iPhone for awhile, but liberating Apple's handset after the sale has been officially limited to Rogers and Fido customers. As long as MobileSy...
11:15 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.26.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:38 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 26th - December 2nd)
It's that time friends, the weekend when we say goodbye to the college football regular season. While there's plenty of NBA, college basketball, college hockey, and NHL action to tide us over, it ju...
10:10 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Transforming RC robot reaches production form packing heat and a WiFi camera (video)
If you're like us, seeing that transforming RC robot in the spring was a mild form of torture without any clues as to when (and if) we could try it for ourselves. Kenji Ishida has clearly been busy ...
09:32 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Doxie One scanner begins shipping, brings on-the-go scans for $149
It's been less than a month since Doxie introduced us to its newest portable scanner, the Doxie One, and today the company announced its on-the-go apparatus is ready to hit the masses. Available wor...
08:47 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget 2014 Ford Fiesta gets MyFord Touch, smarter Sync voice commands
For all of Ford's emphasis on Sync, it's hard to deny that Fiesta drivers usually sit on the bottom rung of the automaker's technology ladder when they're denied MyFord Touch and the related perks o...
08:02 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Netflix announces new deal with Warner, will deliver popular content to Canadian streamers
History would kindly tell us that this isn't the very first deal Netflix and Warner Bros. have struck in past months -- and, well, chances are it won't be the last one either. Earlier today, the strea...
07:24 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget NASA, Roscosmos pick seasoned astronauts for year-long ISS trip
We now know which two astronauts will have to pack their bags very, very well in the next three years: NASA's Scott Kelly and Roscosmos' Mikhail Kornienko have been picked for the year-long stay abo...
06:49 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Korg's iPolysix synth app takes your iPad back to the '80s (video)
Synthesizers are notoriously expensive, especially some vintage models, but how'd you like a Korg Polysix for the bargain price of $14.99? Well, as long as you've got an iPad (or a mini), that's now...
06:03 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U North American sales top 400K in first week
Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime says Wii U sales crested 400K units in its first week, according to internal sales data. That's just part of a 1.2 million hardware sales week that Nin...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: camcorders and action cams
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
04:30 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 26th: Cyber Monday edition
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 ...
04:02 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Apple snagged partial rights for 'Lightning' trademark from Harley Davidson
Who says big companies can't be bros when it comes to trademarks? Since Apple had no need for its Lightning connector to appear on "motorcycle parts, slot machines or tachometers," it buddied up wit...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget's Cyber Monday 2012 roundup
Couldn't rouse yourself from your annual turkey coma early enough to bust doors, surf crowds and destroy your bank account on Black Friday? Don't worry, you've still got the office manager's worst n...
02:34 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung's report on Chinese suppliers makes for grim reading, especially between the lines
On the face of it, Samsung's latest report on working conditions at the factories of its Chinese suppliers follows just the kind of careful, lawyer-scrutinized language we'd expect from a big multin...
02:33 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA
Google made another grab for its internet infrastructure, this time picking up wireless hotspot company ICOA for the sum of $400 million. From the deal, the internet giant will control around 1,500 ...
02:33 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA (update: no it didn't)
Google made another grab for its internet infrastructure, this time picking up wireless hotspot company ICOA for the sum of $400 million. From the deal, the internet giant will control around 1,500 ...
02:33 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Google pays $400 million for wireless internet provider ICOA (correction: no it didn't)
Google made another grab for its internet infrastructure, this time picking up wireless hotspot company ICOA for the sum of $400 million. From the deal, the internet giant will control around 1,500 ...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Acer C7 Chromebook review: Chrome OS on the cheap, but at what cost?
It's been just over a month since Google unveiled its gorgeous and affordable $249 Samsung Chromebook only to surprise us days later with an even cheaper system, the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook. At firs...
01:29 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Wii U system music gets collected into unofficial nine-track album
Want to relive the labors of setting up Nintendo's new console? How about taking the aural route? DJ Cutman has cut together an unofficial greatest hits album from the Wii U's built-in soundtrack, e...
12:31 pm EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Cambridge University starts Doomwatch unit, hires Skype co-founder to fight the future
Despite warnings to the contrary, Cyberdyne, SkyNet and Demon Seed are technological terrors that currently exist. No matter, as we've now got someone leading the fightback -- Skype co-founder Jaan ...
11:34 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Beaten, twisted, sprayed and sat on: how Samsung stress tests its phones (video)
Just treated yourself to a new Samsung Galaxy S III or a Note II but wondering how the plastic body will stand up to the rigors of daily life? The manufacturer's showing off a smorgasbord of tests i...
10:29 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi says it'll run Minecraft, demos upcoming 5-megapixel, 1080P, $25 camera
The Raspberry Pi will soon be able to see all, thanks to an upcoming camera board that will mate with unused CSI pins on the $35 hobbyist board. The new 5-megapixel camera (in the video after the br...
09:12 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with the Asha 205 and Nokia's Slam quick-sharing feature (video)
Feature phones don't grace our pages too often, but when Nokia said it had a new Asha to show us, we thought we'd go take a look. We've been following the Asha range since it launched a little more ...
07:47 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Minecraft Reality for iOS finds a home for our blocky dreams in the real world (video)
While it's possible to translate the hours and hours spent building worlds in Minecraft to real objects, we wouldn't say the results always match the initial vision -- they're more likely to involve...
06:02 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget NEC shows 2014-era portable DNA analyzer that could outpace your favorite crime drama
NEC gave us promises of truly on-the-spot forensics when it unveiled its first portable DNA analyzer back in 2007, although the reality hasn't been quite in line with the dream: its current system t...
03:53 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Huawei Ascend P1?
2012 was the year Huawei stepped out of the OEM shadows and make a "name" for itself. That hasn't been the smoothest process, but political wrangling aside, what about the phones themselves? Huawei'...
02:23 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy Note II has moved 5 million units worldwide
Well, that was quick. We started off this month with word from Samsung that its 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II passed three million in sales, and now the company is announcing it's moved two million more i...
02:00 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 19th, 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 ...
01:03 am EST - Mon, November 26, 2012
Engadget ComScore: Black Friday online spending rings in at a record $1.04 billion
Considering the parody-worthy dangers of America's busiest shopping day, it's no surprise to hear that online consumerism is on the rise. According to ComScore, 57.3 million Americans took their wal...
11:02 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The Three Cs of Wii U
In the pre-post-PC era, life was simpler for Nintendo and other successful competitors: Sell console. Sell discs. Repeat until wildly profitable. Six years ago, as Microsoft and Sony were taking par...
08:32 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Hack gives HTC Droid DNA the bootloader unlock that Verizon took away
Custom ROM fans were briefly teased with the prospect of Verizon loosening its anti-modding stance when the HTC Droid DNA first arrived: in the pre-release days, the official HTCDev portal allowed u...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget IRL: ColcaSac's Hanakapiai sleeves, the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S III on MetroPCS
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. Two sleeve...
04:01 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera reaches Canada on December 7th with carrier-independent 3G
Canadians won't have to race to the border or gamble on an import if they're jonesing for a Samsung Galaxy Camera to call their own. As of December 7th, they'll find the Jelly Bean-touting shooter s...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: robot tetrapods, a self-sufficient treehouse and a one-man electric helicopter
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. In preparation for the coming December holidays, Inhabit...
02:41 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Hybrid 3D printer could fast-track cartilage implants
Most of the attention surrounding 3D printers in medicine has focused on patching up our outsides, whether it's making skin to heal wounds or restoring the use of limbs. The Wake Forest Institute fo...
12:20 pm EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget MechBass robot nails bass guitar sounds with Arduino and a stone cold groove (video)
End-of-year engineering school projects often pique our interest for their creativity. It's not every day that they can carry a bassline, however. James McVay's robot project for his honors year at ...
10:54 am EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Google's 'gallery for everyone' lets you take over Times Square, say thank you for...
What would be a neat trick to round off a perfect holiday with friends, family, and -- if you're lucky -- some bargain-priced tech? How about getting your smug, contented face up on the screens in T...
08:31 am EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget 'Father of digital imaging' Bryce Bayer dies aged 83
Bryce Bayer, former Eastman Kodak scientist, and inventor of the Bayer Filter -- found with most modern digital image sensors -- has sadly recently passed. Bayer's work with Kodak left an indelible ...
06:26 am EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Game of Thrones Season Two Blu-ray set arrives February 19th
While waiting for season three of Game of Thrones to start airing March 31st, fans of HBO's series will be able to snag the second season on Blu-ray February 19th. Even if you've already seen it (wh...
04:03 am EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best new smartphone that isn't massive?
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 Diamar, who is eyeing up a new smartp...
02:45 am EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 19th, 2012
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, we discovered an abundance of special edition smartphone...
02:03 am EST - Sun, November 25, 2012
Engadget Sony coats Xperia P in 24-carat gold, keeps up tradition of so-so phones in luxury shells
Outside of custom projects, the cardinal rule for draping phones in exotic materials is that they must never, ever be truly high end devices: at best, they should involve mid-tier hardware that coul...
11:00 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.24.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 11.24.12: new galaxies, quantum foam and 3D printed game controllers
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. This week, it's all about the hard stuff. Science, that is. Whatever you were thinking of, forget it....
07:30 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Ona Brixton Leather review: the sexiest laptop camera messenger bag you've ever seen
We wouldn't quite call it an annual tradition just yet, but this winter does mark the third in a row where Ona has released a scrumptious new laptop / camera bag just before the all-important holida...
05:07 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung 'Baffin' pops up in FCC; reportedly mixes 5-inch WVGA display, quad-core CPU
Apparently feeling we were running low on Galaxy smartphones after the current lineup of Galaxy S III, Galaxy S III mini and Galaxy Note II, Samsung's SHV-E270L just made the FCC rounds and is rumor...
03:48 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend G 330 lands on UK shores through TalkTalk
Huawei left us wondering whether the Ascend G 330 would venture beyond mainland Europe with its tempting blend of solid specs and a low price. The smartphone is spreading its wings -- if only just, ...
02:24 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget CinemaNow adds Ultraviolet support to some of its movies
Bestbuy's CinemaNow has started to embed UltraViolet content into their video-streaming service. It's no huge surprise -- given that the retailer is a founding member of DECE -- but a good sign for ...
01:10 pm EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Early objections over generic TLDs throw the .book at Amazon, Google
Technology companies went wild bidding on generic top-level domains (gTLDs) once the opportunity presented itself. That seemingly impulsive behavior hasn't sat well with the Government Advisory Comm...
11:54 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Vestas Sailrocket 2 breaks at least one sailing speed record, says motors are for slowpokes (video)
Most of the boats achieving technical wonders these days have motors at their heart, even if they're completely fuel-free. Not so Vestas' Sailrocket 2, which just recently broke the 500-meter sailin...
10:23 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Apple asks court to include Galaxy S III with Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note II and four more devices in lawsuit
As usual, Apple though Friday night on a holiday weekend was the perfect time to push some more paper through in its ongoing patent lawsuit against Samsung. According to Florian Mueller of FOSS Pate...
08:15 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II sneakily goes up for sale at Verizon
When a carrier says it will ship a phone in the "coming weeks," there's usually a certain ritual involved: after weeks of waiting, we get a more definitive press release nailing down the ship date a...
06:16 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Linux Foundation vet explains setbacks in getting a Secure Boot key for Windows 8 PCs
Linux fans wondering why they still don't have a friendly UEFI Secure Boot option for Windows 8 PCs won't get a solution in hand this week, but they'll at least get an explanation. The Linux Foundat...
04:15 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Greater China VP says Windows Phone 7.8 to launch in the 'coming weeks'
Sure, Microsoft has already delivered its new Windows Phone 8 OS to the masses, but the WP7.8 release details, on the other hand, have been extremely minimal since we learned about the upgrade earli...
02:22 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia Transit updated with segmented maps, advance routing on Windows Phone and Symbian
Nokia still has a ways to go before directions in Nokia Transit (also known as Nokia Transport) are on par with Google's, but the Finnish crew is clearly on the right track with a fresh update to it...
12:53 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Former Nokia exec Damian Dinning announces he's headed to Jaguar
The surprise departure of Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning caught many by surprise earlier today, but now he's announced where his next post will be: Jaguar. Developing...Filed under: Mobile, Nokia...
12:53 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Former Nokia exec Damian Dinning announces he's headed to Jaguar Land Rover
The sudden departure of Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning caught many by surprise earlier today, but now he's announced where his next post will be: Jaguar Land Rover. In a statement posted at PureV...
12:46 am EST - Sat, November 24, 2012
Engadget Tesla Model S price hike incoming, current reservations can dodge the increase
Just two weeks after announcing its expectations to become cash flow positive, Tesla's clued us into an upcoming price hike for the Model S. The word is mum regarding a reason for the change and how...
11:01 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.23.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
09:22 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Google Play, developers slash prices on apps and media for Thanksgiving weekend
If you've taken advantage of the myriad Black Friday deals on mobile devices and PCs, you're probably looking for content to feed the technology beast. Google and app creators are pulling out all th...
07:46 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Instaturkey: Instagram hits all-time high, over 10 million pictures shared on #Thanksgiving Day
They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- and boy did Instragram's servers have a colossal amount of words to deal with yesterday. Via its blog, the Facebook-owned picture sharing service anno...
06:23 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung's SCH-W2013 is a quad-core, dual-screen flip phone, designed for Jackie Chan
It's been almost a year since the ridiculously expensive SCH-W999 launched on China Telecom, so it's about time for Samsung to come up with yet another dual-screen flip phone to lure folks with too ...
05:47 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia imaging head Damien Dinning makes 'personal decision' to leave the company
Nokia's cameras and imaging systems have garnered the company plenty of attention in recent years, but it looks like it's now facing something of a turning point in that area. As Amateur Photographe...
05:47 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning makes 'personal decision' to leave the company
Nokia's cameras and imaging systems have garnered the company plenty of attention in recent years, but it looks like it's now facing something of a turning point in that area. As Amateur Photographe...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Engadget holiday gift guide 2012: accessories
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
02:42 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Sharp unveils bright, 90-inch LCD for uncannily life-sized signage
It would be a shame if Sharp kept that giant 90-inch AQUOS TV confined to living rooms, wouldn't it? The company is inclined enough to agree that it's building an industrial version, the PN-R903, fo...
01:53 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Sharp Cocorobo vacuum gets new Android app, lets you control it from afar
Perhaps in response to iRobot's recent Wireless Command Center, Sharp has introduced a new Android app that lets you remotely control the company's little Cocorobo while you're out of the house. You...
12:45 pm EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Will.i.am promises to turn your iPhone into a 14-megapixel 'genius-phone'
Not content with his deliberately undefined role at Intel, the main pulse behind the Black Eyed Peas is preparing for yet another incursion into the world of technology -- this time by launching a d...
11:13 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget David Attenborough's Galapagos 3D begins airing New Year's Day in the UK on Sky 3D
The long nights, relentless Christmas adverts and brisk chill in the air are all signs the year is coming to an end, and what better way to see in the next than with British documentary legend Sir D...
10:04 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Russian technology firms agree to avoid poaching each other, keep salaries in check
American companies that reach no-poaching agreements do so behind closed doors, as it's considered illegal and anti-competitive. No such reservations appear to exist in Russia, as several of the cou...
09:01 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 shown working on Canadian LTE through simple carrier menu code (video)
Want LTE on your new Nexus 4? Well, you might have to move country. Unless it's some elaborate post-Thanksgiving hoax from our Canadian neighbors, several Telus customers have demonstrated that the ...
08:40 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Apple announces Black Friday deals: $101 off laptops, up to $61 off the new iPad
The finest Black Friday deals may involve risking life and limb in a Best Buy scrum, but that doesn't mean you can't save some cash shopping online. Apple's one-day shopping event has begun, with th...
07:17 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget IN-TENTA DROP eco-hotel: a green way to live post-apocalyptically
Futuristic eco-hotels are nothing new, but there's something unique about the one shown above: it's well on its way to being created. Crafted by the Barcelona-based IN-TENTA creative design group, t...
05:58 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 to receive Android 4.1 with Premium Suite (video)
Samsung has already begun delivery of Android 4.1 for the Galaxy Note 10.1 in some parts of the world, but in a move that'll no doubt add to the anticipation, the company has now revealed Premium Su...
04:23 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Chrome OS developer update adds extended desktop support
Google issued an update this week for the developer edition of Chrome OS, which adds extended display support via HDMI or VGA. Chromebooks packing A15 and Intel Celeron processors are said to fit th...
03:39 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Limited-edition White Nook Simple Touch lands at $79 this Black Friday
Another decent discount on Barnes & Noble's entry-level e-reader means you can now get the sans Glowlight Nook Simple Touch for just under $80. This prices it below to Amazon's (ad-free) basic e...
02:04 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (video)
It's entirely possible for robots to juggle or play catch. They've usually been relegated to playing with their own kind, however, which is as good an excuse as any for Disney Research to experiment...
02:04 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget Disney Research robot plays catch and juggles with humans, won't replace their parents (update: cameras explained!)
It's entirely possible for robots to juggle or play catch. They've usually been relegated to playing with their own kind, however, which is as good an excuse as any for Disney Research to experiment...
12:26 am EST - Fri, November 23, 2012
Engadget UCSB sensor sniffs explosives through microfluidics, might replace Rover at the airport (video)
We're sure that most sniffer dogs would rather be playing fetch than hunting for bombs in luggage. If UC Santa Barbara has its way with a new sensor, those canines will have a lot more free time on ...
11:08 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.22.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:01 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Toshiba tests robotic quadruped for nuclear plant inspection, hopes to help clean up Fukushima
The cleanup efforts at Fukushima's nuclear facility are been peppered with robotics: packbots, a refitted TALON, even a UAV - but Toshiba figures it could use at least one more. The firm's contribut...
09:16 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Google Now awarded Popular Science's Innovation of the Year
Popular Science has given Google Now its "Innovation of the Year" award, putting it alongside past winners like the Large Hadron Collider, the Toyota Prius and the Mars Curiosity Rover. It's august ...
08:39 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Lavi S21i manages to KIRF the new iMac before the real one arrives
There's a growing trend of Apple KIRFs arriving well head of the devices they've been designed to imitate. While Sir Jonathan's latest desktops meander towards stores, the Windows 7 or 8-running Lav...
08:17 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Peter Molyneux's 22cans pitching Populous-esque project on Kickstarter, 'Godus'
Peter Molyneux, like so many of you, pines for the glory days of the studio he co-founded over 15 years ago, Bullfrog Productions. His new studio, 22cans, today announced launched its first initiati...
07:42 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Big Ten Network carriage agreements may be motivating conference expansion
It's no secret that college football is big business and that a major contributing factor is revenue from television. The influential reach of that revenue is a hot debate in organizations that are ...
06:55 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Firefox 64-bit development for Windows gets 'turned off' by Mozilla
Looking to browse with the full weight of your 64-bit hardware? Well, if you're a Firefox and Windows user, you're going to have to look elsewhere, as Mozilla has announced it's closing the developm...
06:06 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 006 - 11.22.2012
It's "back to basics" week here at Eurocast Towers, with the rest of the team ill, undergoing surgery or continent hopping, it's left to Dan and Jamie to hash out the week's biggest technology stori...
05:40 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Microsoft patent application details head-mounted display used to augment live events
It's no secret that Microsoft has been experimenting plenty with wearable computing and augmented reality -- just take a look at some of Microsoft Research's projects -- but a patent application pub...
04:56 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II with dual-SIM slots goes official in China
Picking between LTE and HSPA iterations of Galaxy Note II was difficult enough already but now Samsung China has gone official on its previously-spotted twin-SIM variant. It's the same exotic mix of...
02:50 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Sony tries to patent stylus with friction-based haptic feedback
There's a certain disconnected feeling that comes with using a touchscreen, and Sony isn't content with vibration being the sole standard for haptic feedback. The company has filed a bunch of patent...
02:30 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 67: Weird science and strange medicine with bestselling author Mary Roach
While some of us prepare to spend a bulk of the day sampling a smorgasbord of festive culinary delicacies, we here at Engadget HQ would like to offer all of you a brand new issue of our tablet mag a...
01:51 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Google says ITU is 'the wrong place to make decisions about the future of the Internet'
The International Telecommunication Union has been in the news a fair bit as of late, tackling everything from patents to the future of HDTV, and it's now set to be at the center of a particularly c...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U (finally) gets YouTube app, works on GamePad too
If you managed to grab a Wii U ahead of today's festivities, you'll now be able to fall into carb-heavy slumber while watching your favorite YouTube hits. Users can browse through the GamePad but al...
12:30 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Jolla won't officially support Sailfish on the Nokia N9, suggests the community tries it anyway
Nokia N9 champions may be looking hopefully at Sailfish to revive their beloved MeeGo, but Jolla has reigned in those expectations by saying it won't be officially supporting the device. Although th...
12:15 pm EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Explorers hunt mystery island depicted by online maps, draw a deep blue blank
Was it submerged after the satellite made its sweep? Did those volcanic-black pixels crumble and drown under their own weight? Have military censors deliberately obscured the truth? Australian explo...
11:23 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Cupertino posts tweaked Apple spaceship campus plans as launch risks slipping to 2016
Have you wanted as direct a look as possible at Apple's latest plans for its spaceship-like campus? You've got it -- although you may not be in love with the reason why. Details posted by the city o...
09:19 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget PSA: Barnes & Noble's Nook HD, HD+ tablets are now available in the UK
Following the arrival of Barnes & Noble's e-reader products in the UK, today's the day that the company's tablets follow suit. The Nook HD and HD+ are a pair of tasty little high-definition...
07:30 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Virtual tape measure could find you the perfect jeans with just a webcam
Finding clothes that fit just right is surprisingly tough for a sizable amount of the population, especially when shopping online. E-tailers have used everything from 3D scanners to mailable mannequ...
04:33 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Samsung adds new iPad, iPad mini and iPod to lawsuit, will peek at Apple HTC settlement
Ready for some more legal mumbo-jumbo? We're happy to oblige: Samsung is asking Judge Paul Grewal to amend its patent infringement allegations to include Apple's latest 4th and 5th generation iPad a...
04:05 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon Instant Video is live on the Nintendo Wii U
When the Wii U launched we were disappointed that not all of its promised streaming video services were available, but today the last one, Amazon Instant Video, has been turned on. It includes acces...
03:12 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Linux Mint turns 14, settles into young adulthood with Nadia
Not everyone is super happy with Canonical and the direction it has taken Ubuntu in. Sure, its popularity continues growing, but so does that of an upstart distro called Mint. In addition to swappin...
02:22 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Google plans to fix an Android networking bug... after 2.5 years
It's fair to say that some bugs take awhile to fix, and a public schedule isn't always an option; HTC knows this well. Still, Google may be pushing the limits with the solution for a longstanding An...
01:47 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Programmer builds bot to buy random stuff from Amazon, takes secret Santa to a whole new level
In what may be the quickest route to landing on an episode of Hoarders, programmer Darius Kazemi has built a shopping bot to buy him around $50 worth of stuff every month from Amazon completely at r...
01:00 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: We're all a bunch of cranky old men
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I've been studying online communities since 1994, believe it or n...
12:35 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon listing points to unannounced Xbox 360 with Kinect Nike+ bundle
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its Xbox 360 holiday bundles, but 'tis the season of excess! Someone at Amazon appears to have jumped the gun, as a product posting reveals an unannounced Xbox...
12:35 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Amazon listing points to unannounced Xbox 360 with Kinect Nike+ bundle (update)
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced its Xbox 360 holiday bundles, but 'tis the season of excess! Someone at Amazon appears to have jumped the gun, as a product posting reveals an unannounced Xbox...
12:03 am EST - Thu, November 22, 2012
Engadget Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hijacking Android and iOS on December 6th for $5
Following the footsteps of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is making its way to Android and iOS. Rockstar announced today that a special 10th Anniversary Edition of the open world Scarf...
11:45 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.21.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:31 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget YouTube's biggest sports deal so far will bring live NBA D-League games starting Friday
This summer YouTube made its biggest advance into sports by picking up rights to live stream the Olympics in various countries, but now it has gained a domestic foothold by partnering with the NBA t...
11:17 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Verizon FiOS Mobile app for iPad updated with streaming access to 75 channels
The first time we saw Verizon's FiOS Mobile app for the iPad, it was showing off the ability to stream live TV channels directly to the tablet. Unfortunately when it was released later in 2010 that ...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's Black Friday 2012 roundup
They're playing Christmas music on all the radio stations and government buildings have begun decking the halls with non-denominational decorations. All of this can only mean one thing: it's time fo...
10:29 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook proposes changes to its data use policy, shift away from voting during comment periods
There's few issues that stir up more debate about Facebook than privacy and data use, and the social network has today proposed some changes to its policies that affect both. That includes a more pu...
10:02 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with LTE now available at Verizon, $500 sans contract
Been clamoring for a Samsung Galaxy 2 10.1 with LTE? While you may have known about Sprint's variant which launched 10 days ago, Verizon is now laying claim to the tablet as well. Big Red's model wi...
09:30 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget iPad mini (Verizon LTE): what's changed?
Well, what's this, then? Another little tablet from Apple? We surprised ourselves by being quite fond of the first iPad mini, which crossed our desks just a few weeks ago. It strikes the perfect ble...
09:08 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Google brings indoor maps to desktop web browsers
It may not be quite as practical as the mobile version if you find yourself lost in the mall this holiday season, but those looking to plan their shopping route ahead of time can now finally take ad...
08:30 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Twist review: an old form factor gets new life with Windows 8
It used to be that "convertible PC" could mean only one thing: a laptop whose display swiveled around, folding down into tablet mode. Now that Windows 8 is here, though, the category has become a bit...
08:13 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 317 - 11.21.2012
Heeeeyyyyyyy, sexy robot! Classic Engadget Podcasting Duo Tim and Brian share the bounty of knowledge they've acquired on their recent America-traversing expeditions -- it may remind you of a kind o...
08:09 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Researchers stumble onto 'lava' generated quantum dots, could power future peripherals
Have you ever been playing around with molten metal salt, when you accidentally created hollow, soft-shelled particles that could one day increase hard disk storage or power future QLED displays? Us...
07:51 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget ESPN signs dozen year deal for Division 1 college football playoff games
Wondering who is more excited than college football fans to see that the top division is finally moving to a playoff system? It's ESPN, which just announced it's signed a 12-year deal for the champi...
07:30 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup is in New York City next week! More tickets available!
Holy beans! We're just over a week away from our next big meetup! Yes indeed, some of your favorite Engadget editors will be joined by a concert venue full of readers. Want to be one of them? Great ...
07:04 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Lovefilm signs deal with DHX Media to stream 2,000 children's TV shows
Lovefilm has already had a streaming video selection for kids, but a new deal could patch up what few content holes are left. Amazon's UK service has signed a pact with DHX Media that gives it acces...
06:40 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 158 - 11.21.2012
Every once in a great while there comes a phone that the Engadget Mobile Podcasters are compelled to talk about for the better part of an hour. OK, we lied: that happens at least once a month, but t...
06:14 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Rumor: Microsoft preparing set-top box version of next Xbox, to be revealed pre-holiday 2013
Microsoft may be preparing a lite version of its next-generation console specifically made for set-top box purposes. The Verge says the device -- dubbed "Xbox TV" -- will be part of Microsoft's next...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Instagram Badges are now available, because your web profile deserves the love
It's a minor move, but the app that never even acknowledged the desktop world until recently is taking its first notable step to promote Web Profiles. Instagram has today launched Badges, which are ...
05:35 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 21st: 55-inch Samsung HDTV and Canon DSLR bundle
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
05:01 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: smartphones
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Skitch's chief designer talks mistakes, lessons learned, and new returning features for his screenshot app
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but no one ever focuses on how quickly it fell. Skitch can't exactly be compared to an empire, but with some ten million users globally, there were a lot of voic...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: smartphones
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
04:40 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget NTT cuts fiber internet prices in Japan, may be reacting to an LTE generation
As manic as LTE adoption has been in the US, it could be triggering a full-fledged generational rift in Japan. NTT is cutting prices for fiber-to-the-home internet access by as much as 34 percent in...
04:21 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Re-Timer could play with your brain, fool body clock to minimize jetlag
Jetlag and disrupted sleep patterns are conditions we're all too familiar with, right along with flashing lights that claim to remedy them. A new wearable device, tagged Re-Timer, also promises to b...
03:53 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Scientists use nanotechnology to harvest electricity from temperature fluctuations
So far your footsteps, breath and nervous energy have all been tapped to charge up batteries, and now researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology scientists have pulled it off using thermal...
03:25 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget PSA: HTC Droid DNA now available from Verizon
What are we thankful for on the day before Thanksgiving? How about the glut of great smartphones? Phones like HTC's Droid DNA, on sale today over at Verizon. $200 (with the obligatory two-year contr...
02:46 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget European Commission clears Broadband Delivery UK initiative
Britain has had grand visions of supplying broadband to virtually every home through its Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) initiative, but the lack of EU approval has put a large part of that plan on ice...
02:02 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Archos' 275 13.3-inch FamilyPad designed to encourage family time
Three months after we spied the Archos FamilyPad on the FCC, it's finally making its debut just in time for the holiday shopping season. As its name suggests, the 13.3-inch tablet is designed for a ...
01:38 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013
Londoners enjoyed not only "the greatest show on earth" this summer, but also free tube WiFi courtesy of Virgin Media. It's due to remain complimentary for what's left of the year, but if you're wit...
01:38 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013 (update: Vodafone, too)
Londoners enjoyed not only "the greatest show on earth" this summer, but also free tube WiFi courtesy of Virgin Media. It's due to remain complimentary for what's left of the year, but if you're wit...
01:19 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Logic3's Ferrari-branded headphones and speakers make their stateside debut, no license required to rock
Ferrari isn't a stranger to licensing its brand for use on gadgets. As of this week, the automaker's added some new offerings in the US on the audio-front with the help of Logic3. Way back at CES we...
12:34 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget iPhone FaceTime over cellular for AT&T now available for some, even without LTE?
AT&T's decision to let only its customers on shared and new data plans pick up FaceTime over cellular may have riled some, but at least it's been able to roll-out the functionality earlier than ...
12:00 pm EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Orange launches Libon, offers HD VoIP calls, messages and visual voicemail (video)
Libon is a new VoIP client with surprising roots -- it was developed by the R&D arm of one of Europe's largest mobile networks, Orange. Of course, you could argue that such apps are bad for carr...
11:26 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Quantum cryptography keys ride the lightning on existing fiber lines
Quantum computing has teased us with its potential for some time, but we won't be seeing qubits in our laptops anytime soon. However, science has also sought to leverage quantum physics in cryptogra...
10:43 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV Player update adds downloads for offline viewing on iOS, Android
Comcast has brought video on-demand streaming to subscriber's mobile devices since early last year, but now an update has added the option to download (some) content for offline viewing. Arriving si...
10:01 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Jolla shows off Sailfish mobile OS in official video, pushes speed, multitasking
As promised, Jolla has shown off its newly launched Sailfish OS today, and said that UI will be all about speed and multitasking, while also cutting down on the finger dancing required to use it. Th...
09:34 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget AOC's 23-inch IPS monitor almost skips the bezel, ships soon for $199
Close on the heels of its "virtually borderless" (when it's turned off) 27-inch IPS monitor, display maker AOC has come up with a smaller sibling to add to the family. The 23-incher, tagged the i236...
08:50 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Jolla's Sailfish OS promises multitasking, personalization and 'effortless interaction'
The date we were promised an introduction to Sailfish is here, and it turns out Jolla's not just targeting smartphones with its MeeGo-based OS, but tablets, smart TVs and other devices, too. Jolla h...
08:50 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Jolla's Sailfish OS promises multitasking, personalization and 'effortless interaction' (updated)
The date we were promised an introduction to Sailfish is here, and it turns out Jolla's not just targeting smartphones with its MeeGo-based OS, but tablets, smart TVs and other devices, too. Jolla h...
08:37 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Volvo begins producing V60 diesel plug-in hybrid, claims a world first
There are hybrids. There are diesel hybrids. But the diesel plug-in hybrid is still virtually unknown -- enough so that Volvo claims it's breaking new ground by starting production of the V60 diesel...
07:52 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Amazon Appstore update gives its UI a facelift and fixes a list of annoying bugs
The Amazon Appstore updated to version 4.3.14.3C today, mending an account switching logout issue plaguing Android 4.2 users. Other new software highlights include: long press removal of application...
07:20 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Amazon offers Unity plug-ins to Kindle Fire devs, makes in-app payments possible
Game devs looking to enhance "engagement" (read: monetization) for their mobile titles now have an ally in Amazon. The Bezos-backed company has just made plug-ins available free to Kindle Fire devel...
06:40 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Tablet maker Pandigital no longer offering warranty replacements, reminds us it's now out of business
To be completely fair, Pandigital officially called it quits back in July of this year, when it handed the remaining of its assets to a liquidator in order to comply with the don't-call-it-a-bankrup...
06:06 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Recon updates its HUD tech, adds new view modes to MOD Live
Heads-up MOD Live lovers: Recon's ready to update that ski slope tech with a fresher look. Available now on the company's dedicated Engage site, is a software package that enhances the goggle's curr...
05:36 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Vodafone and Visa announce mobile payments app for Android-toting Aussies
Sometime next year, Vodafone subscribers in Australia can expect to taste the sweet fruit of mobile payments, which comes thanks to the carrier's partnership with Visa. Computerworld Australia repor...
05:06 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Mazda Atenza launches with i-ELOOP regenerative braking
Nearly a year after Mazda announced its i-ELOOP regenerative braking technology, the company has finally launched a car that implements it: the 2013 Mazda Atenza. Known as the 2014 Mazda 6 in the US...
04:35 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung's $249 Chromebook lights up benchmarks with the latest Ubuntu build
A Googler managed to load up Samsung's latest Chromebook with Ubuntu and spelled out the process for like-minded DIYers in October, and now some benchmarks of Mountain View's $249 machine running Ra...
04:05 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Microsoft trots out Windows 8 mockups circa 2010, details the OS design process (video)
Microsoft's Jensen Harris, who wears the hat of Director of Program Management for the Windows User Experience team, showed off some Windows 8 mockups minted in early 2010 during a talk at last summ...
03:35 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Intel acquires Ziilabs from Creative Technology for $50 million
Intel has signed a $50 million deal with Creative Technology to acquire Ziilabs, a UK-based subsidiary responsible for Android-optimized chip designs like the ZMS-40 and the ZMS-20. Of that $50 mill...
03:04 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus now available for Nintendo's Wii U
The Nintendo Wii U shipped without some of the services we'd heard it would feature, but now Hulu Plus has joined Netflix on the console. Although it's late arriving, it does feature second screen n...
02:34 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Nissan Leaf to go farther and cost less in 2013
Wondering what the coming year will hold for Nissan's flagship electric car? Well, as expected, there's a small, but not negligible range boost in store. On a full charge, and with all the other ele...
02:02 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Skype Update for Windows 8 adds Messenger contact support, brings fading IM closer to its doom
Microsoft recently revealed that it would be retiring its longstanding Live Messenger platform. However, instead of receiving a commemorative wristwatch and rocking chair for its services, the once ...
02:02 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows 8 update adds Messenger contact support, brings fading IM closer to its doom
Microsoft recently revealed that it would be retiring its longstanding Live Messenger platform. However, instead of receiving a commemorative wristwatch and rocking chair for its services, the once ...
02:02 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows 8 update adds Messenger contact support
Microsoft recently revealed that it would be retiring its longstanding Live Messenger platform. However, instead of receiving a commemorative wristwatch and rocking chair for its services, the once ...
01:45 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Educators battle Eternal September by teaching digital citizenship with MinecraftEdu
Eternal September is now somewhat of an antiquated term, but its relevance as a concept is nonetheless alive and kicking on the internet today. Once upon a time, September was the month when a whole...
01:31 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Court approves FTC's $22.5 million penalty for Google over Safari cookies
The FTC might not have been impressed with Google bypassing Safari cookie settings in the name of +1 functionality, but it'll at least be satisfied with the outcome. A Northern District of Cali...
01:14 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget EyeSee mannequins used to spy on shoppers, confirms paranoid fears
If you feel like you're being watched when you're shopping, you might be right. Some stores, like the ones owned by Benetton Group SpA, have set up EyeSee mannequins that have a camera embedded into...
01:14 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget EyeSee mannequins used to spy on shoppers, confirm paranoid fears
If you feel like you're being watched when you're shopping, you might be right. Some stores, like the ones owned by Benetton Group SpA, have set up EyeSee mannequins that have a camera embedded into...
01:01 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget DirecTV, ViaSat launch Exede satellite broadband and TV bundles
Rural dwellers waiting for those promised DirecTV and ViaSat bundles can at last swing into action. The two have launched Exede satellite broadband bundles that slash the monthly internet access rat...
12:43 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Disney to shut down its Online streaming site
Ever heard of Disney Movies Online? Apparently not many have, as Disney announced it'll be shutting down the online movie streaming service at the end of the year. It isn't a shock that a movie stre...
12:29 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 not working with Xbox Video purchases
If you just bought a Windows Phone 8 device like the Nokia Lumia 920 or the HTC 8x and were hoping to load it with Xbox content for the holidays -- after all, they're both from Microsoft, right? -- ...
12:17 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget 3D book scanner blows through tomes at 250 pages per minute
Dai Nippon Printing probably isn't a company you're terribly familiar with, but you might feel inclined to keep closer tabs on the Japanese outfit. With help from the University of Tokyo, Dai Nippon...
12:05 am EST - Wed, November 21, 2012
Engadget ESPN3 finally comes to Cablevision, WatchESPN 'coming soon' to Optimum TV to GO
We knew it was coming, and after over a month of making the official announcement, ESPN and Cablevision have let it be known that, as of today, Optimum Online subscribers can now start enjoying cont...
11:54 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget AT&T, Boingo, T-Mobile agree to back wireless in 30 more New York City subway stations
As welcome as Transit Wireless' strategy for wireless in New York City subways has been, having access in just six stations around one Manhattan district has been limiting for locals who want to sta...
11:42 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U review (update: final with video)
More Info Nintendo's Wii U tablet controller and the death of your TV's remote control Editorial: Why America's most popular gaming genre likely won't work on Nintendo's new console T...
11:42 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U review
More Info Nintendo's Wii U tablet controller and the death of your TV's remote control Editorial: Why America's most popular gaming genre likely won't work on Nintendo's new console T...
11:41 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget SmartScreens begin rollout to NYC payphones, City247 and Cisco eying expansion to additional cities
Slowly but surely, payphones around New York City are losing their innocence. As planned, City24/7 has started to convert seldom-used booths into LCD-equipped information kiosks, with so-called Smar...
11:24 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung to outline 8-core big.LITTLE ARM processor in February
Samsung's processor design team has been on a roll with fast chips this year with the Exynos 4 Quad and Exynos 5 Dual. Based on its agenda for the International Solid-State Circuits Conference, that...
11:06 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 325 - 11.20.2012
Before we take in Thanksgiving and all the football it has to offer, we've got this week's podcast episode. The new Wii U represents Nintendo's official entry into the HD age, so of course we'll disc...
10:59 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Apple patent details iOS journaling system, hints at extrapolated Events functionality
Apple was today granted a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, filed as 8,316,046, which lays out the framework for a mobile device to "collect and store journal event data ove...
10:45 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.20.2012
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:34 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Apple TV 5.1 update causing issues for many, downgrading cited as popular solution
Whenever you get the urge to ingest an update without doing a bit of research, just remember: things don't always end with streamers falling and glasses raised. Such is the case with the latest Appl...
10:23 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Razer DeathAdder adds 4G optical sensor, available now for $69
Razer's had a good thing going with its DeathAdder gaming mouse. So much so, that it's left the peripheral largely untouched, varying only its color over the years and adding a left-handed edition. ...
09:57 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Opera Mini for BlackBerry and feature phones catches up with download manager update
A mere six months since its last update to feature phones and Blackberrys, Opera Mini has refreshed itself again, this time offering up an improved download experience, both in regards to speed and ...
09:34 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Vanishing 'copywrong' document blasts RIAA, suggests radical reform, and should be taken seriously
Something startling happened over the weekend. It came and went in a flash, but the repercussions could, and should, be lasting. An unexpected and most unusual policy brief from the Republican Study...
09:12 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget BBK's Vivo X1 is a phone for audiophiles, packs high-end DAC and Beyerdynamic earphones
We've never paid much attention to BBK's phones in the past, but today, this Chinese company -- who's actually the creator of the Oppo brand for the Western market -- announced a rather interesting ...
08:49 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Harwell Dekatron revived as the world's oldest working, original digital computer
Over 60 years since the first digital computers switched on, the chances of seeing one of these pioneers in action have grown incredibly slim as time (and recycling) takes its toll. Take a visit to ...
08:21 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Facebook trials photo auto-upload feature on iOS
If you were already loving the lazy cloud storage skills of Dropbox and Google Plus' automated photo upload on iOS, you might have also thought Facebook would be the ideal place for it. The social n...
07:54 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Karaoke for Xbox Live brings pay to play sing-alongs to your holiday parties
Further milking the cash cow that is Xbox Live, Microsoft and Stingray Digital Group have announced Karaoke for Xbox 360. Equipped with a robust library of over 8,000 licensed songs ranging from old...
07:28 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)
Robots are already adept at all manner of things, from hunting to feeling, but over at Honda's Research Institute, one team is focused on an ability bots aren't so hot at yet -- hearing. Puny humans...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget VestGuard UK Ballistic iPad Panel test: can this slate stop a bullet or two? (video)
We've seen tablets used as skateboards, tablets used as car dashboards and many, many tablets hacked to do things they weren't intended to do. This, dear readers, might be the greatest hack of all: ...
06:46 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch confirmed on company's site, scheduled for December launch
Announced quietly on its site today, Lenovo's pushing its Ultrabook legacy forward with the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. Details on the 14-inch device are light at the moment, but from what we can glea...
06:29 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Greenpeace study gives Wipro top marks for eco-friendliness, docks Apple, Dell and Lenovo
Greenpeace often seeks to light a fire under companies it thinks are dragging their heels in clean technology, and that's more apparent than ever in its latest Guide to Greener Electronics. The fron...
06:08 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Plex Media Server update brings web client for all, new PlexPass-only feature teased
When Plex rolled out its PlexPass subscription that offered paying customers access to some new features as they were being developed, a new web client was first in line. Now an update to its Media ...
06:08 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Plex Media Server update brings web client for all, new PlexPass-only feature teased (update: PlexSync)
When Plex rolled out its PlexPass subscription that offered paying customers access to some new features as they were being developed, a new web client was first in line. Now an update to its Media ...
05:47 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget 'Smoked by Windows Phone' campaign stops the smack talk, asks you to 'Meet your Match'
The "Smoked By Windows Phone" marketing drive has seen over 250,000 head-to-head handset battles so far, with many hits for Redmond and also a few embarrassing misses. The campaign is now changing t...
05:26 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Firefox 17 heads out of beta, officially drops support for OS X 10.5
We've just seen an update to Firefox for Android, but that's not the only revision that Mozilla has had in the works. Today also sees the release of version 17 of the desktop browser, which brings w...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Skype version 3.0 arrives on Android devices: Microsoft login, refreshed tablet UI (hands-on)
Arriving just after its debut on Windows Phone 8, Skype's updated its Android app, with a focus on improving the tablet experience. Surely thanks to improved Google tablet sales, Skype references th...
04:41 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Department of Justice asks MetroPCS for more info regarding T-Mobile merger
We can't say we're exactly surprised, but it's still worth noting that the United States DOJ has contacted MetroPCS to ask for additional information about the company's recently announced merger wi...
04:21 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget OpenFeint gaming service closing down December 14
App Store-connected social hub Openfeint isn't going to be around much longer, relinquishing iOS gaming leaderboards to Apple's own offering. Its owner, Gree, picked up the iOS and Android gaming pl...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two iPad Minis, courtesy of Rebtel!
In two days we celebrate a holiday in which the main theme (aside from gratitude) is "bigger is better." That's why Rebtel is here to change that mindset by offering two iPad Minis (black 16GB WiFi-...
03:25 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Willow Garage talks TurtleBot 2 (video)
Want to try out ROS (Robot Operating System) on an official Willow Garage product, but don't have the $400,000 required to pick up our old pal, PR2? You're precisely the audience the company is look...
03:01 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget IBM supercomputer simulates 530 billion neurons and a whole lot of synapses
IBM Research, in collaboration with DARPA's Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program, has reached another brain simulation milestone. Powered by its new TrueNo...
02:38 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Wahoo Fitness launches a Bluetooth smart scale for $99
With its new Balance Smartphone Scale, Wahoo Fitness clearly has designs on Withings' corner of the fitness gadget market. There's no phone dongles or shoe clips here -- simply step on the scale and...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Acer Aspire S7 review (13-inch): great Ultrabook, a shame about the battery life
Back in June, when Acer first announced the Aspire S7 Series, two things seemed noteworthy: these were the company's first touchscreen Ultrabooks, for one, and they were easily its best-made. Wherea...
01:46 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget EE unveils 4G sim-only plans: 5GB max of LTE zip for 36 per month
If you already had a handset and wanted in on EE's extra 4G vroom, you may have been miffed when it launched without a sim-only option. The operator has now atoned, however, with new packages for th...
01:31 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Swarm robots perform classical 'scores' inside Georgia Tech's GritsLab (video)
The folks at the Georgia Robotics and InTelligent Systems (Grits) Lab at Georgia Tech have been hard at work for some time now researching swarm robots. A portion of said work deals with tasks requi...
01:19 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Best Buy posts $13 million loss in fiscal Q3 on lowered $10.75 billion in revenue
Best Buy had warned that its fiscal third quarter wouldn't be great, and the company clearly isn't putting on any rose-tinted glasses. Its revenue declined year over year from $11.15 billion to $10....
01:05 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget HP takes a $9 billion hit due to Autonomy 'improprieties', reports Q4 earnings down 7 percent
This sounds scarily like the $8 billion write-off that tainted HP's Q3 balance sheet, but the source of the company's woes is different this time. It's had to take a nearly $9 billion writedown on th...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Western Digital ships 4TB WD Black hard drive, melds speed with space for $339
The 4TB hard drives that we've seen gradually filter into the marketplace have come with a few snags for desktop users; they're usually either external drives we'd never boot from or pokey internal ...
12:31 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Deputy Administrator of NHTSA joins Google as Director of Safety for Self-Driving Cars
El Goog has been experimenting with autonomous vehicles for a while, and now it's hiring a government man to help handle the red tape and get them on the roads. Ron Medford will be leaving his job a...
12:01 pm EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget EE unveils 4G sim-only plans: 5GB max of LTE zip for 36 per month
If you already had a handset and wanted in on EE's extra 4G vroom, you may have been miffed when it launched without a sim-only option. The operator has now atoned, however, with new packages for th...
11:30 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Oppo's Ulike 2 boasts 5MP front camera, clearly made for self-portrait addicts like you
Hold up! Oppo's not quite done with teasing just yet for the day. The company's Sina Weibo account has quietly announced the Ulike 2, a white 4.5-inch phone designed with ladies in mind: not only do...
11:15 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Oppo to unveil Find 5 in Beijing on December 12th, but we all know what's coming
We see what you did there, Oppo: a triple-12 date for the introduction of its next flagship phone, the Find 5. You'd think it'd be a tough act to follow after the Chinese company's crazy slim Finder...
11:00 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Skype launches gift cards, lets parents drop hints to distant kids
Many empty-nester parents would like nothing more than to hear from their kids every now and then. For them, Skype's new gift cards might be the perfect not-so-subtle clue: both digital and physical...
10:42 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Here arrives at the App Store, brings Navteq-powered voice guidance and offline maps to iOS
If you've been keeping up with the news of Nokia's cross-platform mapping service, then you'll know it offers access to all of Nokia's mapping expertise even if you're using iOS or Android device, o...
10:42 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Here arrives for iOS, brings Navteq-powered offline maps and voice guidance
If you've been keeping up with the news of Nokia's cross-platform mapping service, then you'll know it's designed to offer access to all of that Finnish cartographic expertise even if you're holding...
10:24 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Sony discounting one year of Music Unlimited Premium to $12 for PlayStation Plus members, $60 for everyone else
Looking to get your Jazzy Jeff on at the family Thanksgiving get-together? Starting on November 20th, Sony will reward its loyal PlayStation Plus members this holiday season by offering a year of it...
09:29 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Researchers harness static electricity from your twitchiness to charge batteries
If you're the fidgety type, new research from Georga Tech may one day turn your nervous energy into a fully charged cellphone. The scientists, who previously borrowed piezoelectric power from walkin...
08:35 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Sony's PlayStation Mobile Developer Program officially kicks off, SDK ready for prime time
After unveiling plans for PlayStation Mobile last summer, opening the storefront and letting its software development kit marinate in beta for roughly a year, Sony has finally given the dev platform...
07:52 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget YouTube pops out new look: sneak preview, or just another test?
YouTube has been experimenting a lot with its look of late, but an intriguing new spin on its video player has really grabbed our eyes. By right clicking on any video on its desktop website (control...
07:00 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Keepon co-creator Marek Michalowski shows off his Arduino-powered wall drawing robot (video)
As one might imagine, there's plenty of shiny things to get excited about in BeatBots' San Francisco office, one of which is suspended on a wall in between paintings of Keepon and his power-promotin...
06:35 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Welcome to the new and improved, leaner and faster Engadget
This one has been coming for a long time, dear readers, and we're all incredibly thrilled to unleash upon you the latest look of Engadget -- but don't call it a redesign. Our amazing developers and ...
06:27 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Latest Google Play APK suggests pre-orders in the works, app reviews may require Google+
If you're down for a round of crystal ball gazing into the future of Google Play, then you'd best thank Android Police, which recently tore apart the latest APK in attempt to learn what new features...
05:50 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Firefox for Android adds support for select smartphones with ARMv6 processors
Firefox on Android has been a luxury that devices running Google's mobile OS with ARMv7 processors have had, but now Mozilla is broadening its browser's horizons. Now, the latest version of Firefox'...
05:11 am EST - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Razer's ambidextrous Ouroboros mouse now shipping, ready to placate left-handed gamers
Had your eye on Razer's symmetrical gaming mouse? Peek at your email -- the firm's online storefront is quietly tipping customers that the Ouroboros is now shipping. Much like that other transformin...
04:24 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget PS Vita's 2.0 firmware update arrives with PlayStation Plus, speedier browser and more
Version 2.0 of the PlayStation Vita's firmware has just gone live, bringing with it PS Plus and a handful of new features. Thanks to the fresh update, the handheld's browser can be used without quit...
03:19 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Sony's Ultra High Definition TV will come with world's first 4K delivery system
If there's $25,000 or so burning a hole in your pocket and room in your living room for Sony's 84-inch XBR-84X900 Ultra HDTV, but you're worried about a lack of 4K res content to play on it, allows ...
02:47 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Movies UK coming to an end, final screening on December 15th
After over a three year run,the Acetrax-powered Samsung Movies is about to fade to black. We received an email advising UK subscribers that the service will no longer be available as of December 15t...
02:06 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Gmail now has support for Cherokee language, adds virtual keyboard as well
Gmail didn't become one of the world's most popular email services with just one language; indeed, it supports 56 languages, ranging from Simplified Chinese to Hebrew. As of today, however, that lis...
01:30 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget System76 reveals Bonobo Extreme, a 17.3-inch Ubuntu-powered gaming laptop
Now that Steam will be available for Ubuntu any time now, you might be interested in taking a look at System76's latest and greatest Ubuntu-powered laptop designed specifically for the gaming enthus...
12:28 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget WatchESPN lands on Xbox Live with split screen viewing and more
Gamers yearning for the promise of more than just ESPN 3 on the Xbox 360 have finally gotten what they've been waiting for. As of today, WatchESPN has landed for Xbox Live Gold Members, packing live...
12:16 am EDT - Tue, November 20, 2012
Engadget Microsoft to build a biogas-fueled data plant, keeps DeLorean dreams alive
Leave it to Microsoft to power its cloud services with a very different kind of cloud -- a smellier, gaseous one. The computing giant is investing $5.5 million in research and development to see if ...
11:44 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Visualized: a tour of Ben Heck's lab (video)
We've been following Ben Heck since the days of the Atari 800 laptop, so we jumped at the chance to take a look at the modder extraordinaire's shop in Madison, WI. As expected, the place is jam-pack...
11:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget US Cellular promo brings unlimited LTE to smartphone owners for $40 per month, but tethering is another $20
A US Cellular rep confirmed today that the carrier is now offering a new unlimited 4G LTE data plan. Customers within the company's LTE markets can now add unlimited 4G data for $40 per month -- onl...
10:51 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 19th - 25th)
It's time for Thanksgiving, but whether or not you're planning on overeating this weekend, there's plenty of reasons to chill on the couch for a while. Football season is heating up, both college an...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 8.9 gets torn asunder, reveals a Samsung heart
Would you like a little silicon gore to go with that Kindle Fire HD 8.9 review? Well, you're in luck as the folks over at PowerbookMedic have just posted a teardown of Amazon's high-end tablet. Desp...
10:03 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Internal Microsoft Kin testing videos offer a new look at what went wrong
The downfall of Microsoft's Kin smartphones is a fairly well-known story at this point, and something that Microsoft would no doubt prefer to forget, but details have a tendency to keep trickling ou...
09:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 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...
09:30 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HD review (8.9-inch, 4G LTE)
What a difference a generation makes. While the original Kindle Fire impressed, there was only one thing that really made it worth considering: it was cheap. Really cheap. But, when we got our hands...
09:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget 3D Robotics' Chris Anderson discusses a drone-filled future (video)
You'll likely miss 3D Robotics on first pass. The company's San Diego R&D facility is headquartered in an unassuming building amongst similarly nondescript offices in a maze of a business park. ...
08:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Intel roadmap leak outlines Bay Trail-based Atom for tablets in detail: 3D cameras, half the energy draw
Intel isn't having much success keeping its upcoming Bay Trail-era Atom platform under wraps. If the previous overview leak wasn't enough, a roadmap uncovered by Mobile Geeks has just explored the f...
08:08 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Solidoodle 3 goes up for pre-orders with 512 cubic inches of 3D printing prowess
The potential for home 3D printing has regularly been limited by size; even MakerBot's Replicator 2 can only go so far in matching our ambitions. Solidoodle sees that deficit as a chance to make its...
07:30 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: RIM CEO Thorsten Heins on BlackBerry 10, QWERTY keyboards and changing cultures (video)
January 30th, 2013 marks the beginning of a new era for RIM. It will put to rest those doubters who questioned whether the company could survive long enough to complete its painful transition away f...
07:04 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Republic Wireless mobile phone service exits private beta, now available to all
It's been just over a year since Republic Wireless promised us unlimited phone, data and SMS services for under 20 bucks a month. Then, this past summer, a select few were invited to use the fledgli...
07:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget MiFi Liberate review: does the world need a mobile hotspot with a touchscreen?
There are two factors that are of the utmost importance when it comes to choosing mobile hotspots: speed and battery life. Further down the list is portability, with hardware design ranking even low...
06:56 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3pm ET!
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and you know what that means: we're grateful to have the chance to give you something to listen to before the break! Stuff yourself with all of the latest news a...
06:36 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Google breaks ground with pan-European music deal, shows that streaming knows no borders
We now know how Google could offer its European music services to multiple countries so quickly. The search firm took advantage of a new hub approach to licensing at Armonia, an alliance between pub...
06:13 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget NYT: Penguin to extend ebook and audiobook library rentals to LA and Cleveland
Penguin will refresh its ebook lending system later today, according to a report from the New York Times. The publisher will start lending out its titles in Los Angeles and Cleveland, mimicking the ...
05:47 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Nintendo bundles red 3DS with Super Mario 3D Land starting November 23rd
Just because Nintendo is focusing its energy on the Wii U launch doesn't preclude a sweet deal or two in portable gaming. Starting November 23rd, the company is bundling Super Mario 3D Land with Fla...
05:20 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Emirates hands out HP Windows 8 tablets to flight crews, aims for first-class cabin tech (video)
You know your tablet platform has made it when you've scored a supply deal with an airline, whether it's for the passengers or the staff. Microsoft undoubtedly feels that kind of validation now that...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: gaming
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
04:43 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: SpaceX creator Elon Musk says Ariane 5 rocket has 'no chance'
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is well-known for talking trash about the vehicular competition... just not when it involves rockets instead of four wheels. Still, that's what we're facing in the wake of a B...
04:33 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 19th: desktops, ASUS Transformer, and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
04:20 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung launches LTE edition of Galaxy Note 10.1 in Korea
A 10.1-inch tablet you can make calls on isn't the fever-dream of an ironic hipster, but a real device you've been able to pick up since the summer. Now, Samsung is launching the promised LTE varian...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget BeatBots co-founder Marek Michalowski encourages the world to hack Keepon (video)
When we visited BeatBots' San Francisco headquarters a few days back, the company's co-founder Marek Michalowski was a bit hush-hush when it came to discussing the future of Keepon, not saying much ...
03:41 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 makes an appearance in Blue and White
We've kept anxious eyes on Huawei's Ascend W1 for a while now, so imagine our disappointment when it was a no-show at the Windows Phone 8 launch. Fortunately, a Huawei employee has tweeted a pair of...
03:22 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Self-declared hipster builds Macintosh Portable case mod, goes well with skinny jeans (video)
If size and weight aren't nearly as important as turning heads at your local coffee shop, then why bother with today's banal hardware if you've got a perfectly good Macintosh Portable lying around? ...
03:22 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Self-declared hipster builds Macintosh Portable case mod, reckons it goes well with skinny jeans (video)
If size and weight aren't nearly as important as turning heads at your local coffee shop, then why bother with today's banal hardware if you've got a perfectly good Macintosh Portable lying around? ...
03:05 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs
We've already heard about Windows RT's "modest" beginning, and now there's talk full-blown Windows 8 ain't flying off the shelves either. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and one of his "mos...
02:48 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Warner Archive on-demand disc service kicks off Blu-ray availability with Gypsy, Deathtrap
Clamoring for some obscure classics to grace your high-definition home entertainment center? Warner Bros. has a service to sell you, or re-sell you, as it were: the Warner Archive is finally ready t...
02:11 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Intel CEO Paul Otellini to step down in May, leaves a legacy of x86 dominance
Intel has just announced that CEO Paul Otellini will be stepping down in May of 2013. The long time executive will be retiring from the company and industry that he has dedicated the last 40 years o...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Elgato EyeTV Mobile ships to the US, brings Dyle live TV tuning to data cap-dodging iOS users
We've only seen periodic attempts at melding live ATSC-Mobile TV with iOS devices; more often than not, internet-free broadcasting to American smartphones and tablets has been the domain of Android....
01:40 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV S for Vodafone UK goes up for pre-order at Phones4U with a December launch
Brits looking to score Samsung's ATIV S flagship on Vodafone can start forming an orderly queue. UK reseller Phones4U is offering pre-orders for the Windows Phone 8 darling to those willing to sign ...
01:29 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Opera Mobile launches Music service in Russia
Opera has seen fit to quietly launch a new music service for mobile users in Russia -- a country drowning in browser choices. Unlimited Music offers users around two million tracks, with Android and...
01:29 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Opera Mobile launches Unlimited Music service in Russia
Opera has seen fit to quietly launch a new music service for mobile users in Russia -- a country drowning in browser choices. Unlimited Music offers users around two million tracks, with Android and...
01:09 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia Here collection vehicle hands-on (video)
After our interview with Peter Skillman last week we were given a brief tour of the Nokia Here collection vehicle, a bright blue Volkswagen Jetta Wagon specially outfitted with a smorgasbord of sens...
12:46 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle celebrates five e-inked years
Can you imagine a holiday season without Amazon's e-reader series? The Kindle celebrates its fifth birthday today -- a device that, since its debut, has added bigger screens, slimmer builds, and eve...
12:26 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Wii U gets gutted in the name of specs
Curious about what silicon is powering Nintendo's Wii U? So was Anand Lal Shimpi, who tore his brand new console to pieces in the name of science. At its heart is a multi-chip module with a PowerPC-...
12:03 pm EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Start button utility strips even more '8' from Windows 8, has sold 'tens of thousands' of copies
When we first reported on Start8, a mod that brings the tried-and-tested Start button back to Windows 8, it was impossible to know how fiercely the fires of controversy would burn over Microsoft's n...
11:36 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia leak suggests there's something between Windows Phone 7.8 and 8
Owners of older Windows Phones who expect to run out of railroad after 7.8 could actually have some cause for hope -- meager though it may be. A leaked slide, said to originate from a 25-page Nokia ...
11:02 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Motorola's RAZR i MT788 announced with 2GHz Intel chip, heading to China Mobile next month
Motorola created quite some buzz with its first "Intel inside" Android phone, the RAZR i, back in September, so it's only natural to see the company tapping into the Chinese market with a localized ...
10:10 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget The People's Operator launches in the UK -- a charitable MVNO for data haters
Another mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) has joined the fray in the UK today -- The People's Operator (TPO). The main hook of this entrant is relatively low calling and text costs, and with 25...
09:19 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Meet the Bibliomat: a homemade vending machine for old books (video)
If you're mooching around for second-hand books, you probably give the bargain bin a very wide berth. Toronto bookseller The Monkey's Paw, however, wanted to jazz up the experience of selling unwant...
08:13 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Scientists estimate at least one third of marine species remain unknown to humans
It's been said that we know more about space than we do about our own ocean, and now a group of scientists have quantified what sea creatures we may still not know of. After compiling an open access...
06:36 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Project Inverted turns a gaming PC inside-out with hand-made casing
While we've seen some exotic PC mods in our time, most of those still dutifully stuff all the computer parts into a box, hiding them from the outside world. Martijn Laman isn't one for that kind of ...
03:21 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget How would you change the Samsung Galaxy S III?
When we reviewed Samsung's Galaxy S III in the simple, gentle days of May, our reviewer wasn't sure it would win out against HTC's One X. In the intervening six months, however, the Korean behemoth ...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, November 19, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 12th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
11:56 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget MIT robot arm corrects colorful block-related mishaps (video)
We've been traveling around the country the past week, checking out some of the latest goings-on in the wide world of robotics. Amongst the most prevalent themes we've seen across the projects is a ...
10:30 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The next microplatform
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The case for rich operating systems supporting a wide range of applications has been proven out among PCs, tablets a...
08:57 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab envisions a future of personal air transport (video)
More fun out of MIT's AI lab. Grad student Peng Yu happily showed off a couple of flying demos on our visit, controlling an Ar.Drone with a number of methods, including keyboard, tablet (touch), voi...
07:51 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Formula 1's on-board cameras may switch to HD next season
As we enjoy our first F1 action in the US since 2007 we're glad that it's in HD this time, however it still falling short in one area -- in-car camera shots. Although the racing series belatedly mad...
07:04 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Keepon family reunion
Oh, the many faces of Keepon -- well, one face, really, in a variety of different shades and textures. Various iterations of the beloved dancing robot smiled (or whatever the closest approximation i...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget IRL: Logitech UE 900 headphones, Nokia Lumia 900 and the Galaxy Note II
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. This week ...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-sustaining homes, wooden wind turbines and the world's first solar-powered nation
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The planet is in rough shape. A new report from the Rene...
02:03 pm EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget iRobot's RP-VITA mobile telepresence robot iPad app eyes-on (video)
It's a mouthful, we know, but the gist of the below video is this: a few months back, iRobot unveiled RP-VITA, a teleconferencing robot with a rolling base. The company's got all sorts of plans for ...
11:56 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Microsoft outlines Play To for Windows 8 developers, shows media sharing just a heartbeat away
Play To is often an unsung advantage of Windows 8; it's the key to spreading media throughout the home without jumping through hoops, much like Apple's AirPlay or the more universal Miracast. Micros...
08:57 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 bug omits December from the People app, makes end-of-year birthdays even less bearable
The launch of Android 4.2 brought a welcome smattering of extra features to the mobile world, but a recently discovered bug omits something slightly important: namely, the month of December. Dive in...
07:01 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Qeexo's FingerSense lets touchscreens listen, makes any object an input device (video)
While the humble touchscreen has become the standard interface for most smartphones, and capacitive displays make it a painless experience, the folk at start-up Qeexo think things could still be imp...
05:00 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U review
More Info Nintendo's Wii U tablet controller and the death of your TV's remote control Editorial: Why America's most popular gaming genre likely won't work on Nintendo's new console T...
03:57 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best universal remote?
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 Marc and Jack, who are going ocean-ma...
02:45 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 12th, 2012
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, we found new smartphones at Virgin Mobile, Fido and Wind...
02:15 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nintendo Wii U day-one patch now live, includes entire online infrastructure
It's well past midnight, you're home with your brand new Nintendo Wii U -- now what? Well, you've got yourself a hefty firmware update to download should you wish to do anything other than play disc...
12:01 am EDT - Sun, November 18, 2012
Engadget Google Play Store update on Android brings post-install suggestions, translations
Google likes to stealthily roll out Google Play Store updates for Android users on a frequent basis, whether it's to add new sections or to encourage a little more impulse shopping. We'd put a brand...
10:31 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 11.17.12: freestyle brain scans, hovering moon base and robot dolphin replacements
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. This week we're all over the place. Sorry about that, but it's all for the greater good. We start thi...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Green Throttle Games Atlas and Arena hands-on (video)
Amid Nintendo's latest piece of kit and the buzz for the next generation of home consoles, a quiet voice is whispering in the consumer's ear: Android, it says. Between dual-analog gamepads, crowd fu...
08:19 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget iRobot's DARPA-funded mechanical hand can take a beating, lift 50 pounds
Most companies might think twice about inflicting blunt force trauma upon their carefully crafted prototypes, but most companies just don't love baseball the way iRobot does. While developing a mech...
06:30 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Curiosity rover finds radiation levels on Mars are safe for humans
It's been three months since NASA's Curiosity rover set foot wheels down on Martian terrain, and now the space agency has divulged what it's learned about radiation on Mars. Marking the first time r...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Apple pulling the plug on Messages beta for OS X Lion on December 14th
Apple is notifying OS X Lion users that the platform's preview of Messages will end on December 14th. Originally available as a free beta download for Lion 10.7, Messages went on to become an offici...
03:24 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Algoriddim's vjay gets remixed for iPhone, mobile movies meet the mash-up (video)
When it comes to holding the party down on an iPad or iPhone, djay by Algoriddim's been a front-runner ever since it came out. Then came vjay for video spinning iPad owners. Now, that video follow-u...
01:40 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Eskuch intros Control v2 and 45v2 headphones, melds '70s chic with 2012 tech for iOS listeners
Sound quality matters most for headphones, but we won't lie: we've got a soft spot for a slick design. Eskuché is undoubtedly trying to play that opening like a fiddle with its just-launched ...
12:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Microsoft announces SkyDrive SDKs for .NET and Windows Phone 8, highlights web integration
After the introduction of new APIs last year, Microsoft has released SkyDrive SDKs for almost every major platform including Windows 8, JavaScript Web library, Android and iOS. Now the cloud service...
10:20 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Canada calls dibs on Microsoft's first permanent international store
Canadian Windows fans rejoice! The rumors have panned out, as Microsoft opened its first permanent non-US retail location on Friday at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre in Toronto. To celebrate this mile...
08:40 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget CIBC Mobile Payment App reaches BlackBerry App World for the rare chance you can actually use it
Rogers kicked off Canadian NFC mobile payments at the start of the month through what was mostly a ceremonial gesture -- until the CIBC app arrived, locals simply had to wait. It's at last time try ...
07:08 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Lenovo's upcoming five-inch 1080p phone to feature dual-SIM connectivity
By now you should already know that HTC, Sharp and Oppo share a common theme: 1080p display on their five-inch phones. As it turns out, Lenovo also wants in on the VIP list. Spotted on Sina Weibo ea...
06:30 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Netflix finally comes to Linux! (Sort of...)
Netflix's reluctance to support playback on Linux computers is infamous notorious ridiculous well documented. Well, while the company isn't ready to officially start streaming to your Ubuntu box, yo...
05:01 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Kohler's Moxie shower head makes it rain music, sticks with you all morning
Like to sing in the shower? Take a seat on your grandma's old bathing stool -- your own shower head is about to show you up. Kohler's latest water dispersal nozzle, Moxie, features a detachable Blue...
04:27 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget 'Tis the season: Amazon now offering customizable video gift cards from JibJab
Amazon announced a partnership with digital media company JibJab on Friday that will introduce free, personalized video gift cards to its customers. This new feature gives you the option to attach p...
03:12 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget PSA: HTC One X+, five other devices from ASUS, HTC, Novatel and Samsung on sale at AT&T
American carriers love to launch their device lines in bundles, and AT&T just proved the rule in style. Forget the LTE iPad mini -- six other devices have shipped in one day, covering just about...
02:19 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Amazon stops testing monthly Prime subscriptions, leaves the results a mystery
Amazon's trial periods must be as quick as its shipping -- just days after we first learned that it was testing monthly subscriptions for Amazon Prime, the online retailer has already put a halt to ...
01:41 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget Lorenz Potthast's Decelerator helmet gives you slow-motion vision, sci-fi style
Ever wish you could just push a slow-mo button and cause the hustle and bustle of city life to ease up a little? Maybe you'd just like to seal yourself off from your surroundings within the confines...
12:35 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery
The warranty-voiders over at iFixit decided to spend their Friday evening tearing into a freshly delivered Nexus 4 and have given us a peek inside Google's smartphone darling. After removing a pair ...
12:35 am EDT - Sat, November 17, 2012
Engadget iFixit pries open Google's Nexus 4, exposes somewhat stubborn battery (update: repairability verdict, LTE chip)
The warranty-voiders over at iFixit decided to spend their Friday evening tearing into a freshly delivered Nexus 4 and have given us a peek inside Google's smartphone darling. After removing a pair ...
11:39 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Google's Nexus 10 tablet gets torn down, found to be Samsung-made inside and out
We've already seen what makes the Nexus 7 tick, and the folks at PowerBook Medic have now done the teardown honors with its larger counterpart, the Nexus 10. Expectedly, there aren't many major surp...
11:04 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget BBC launches Earth Unplugged channel on YouTube, gives us online nature beyond the cat clips (video)
Many would call the BBC the go-to name for nature documentaries; unless you happen to tune in at the right moments or buy a spheroid collector's set, however, it's not always easy to follow along. W...
10:32 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget University of Athens prints polymer circuits with lasers, speeds us towards low-cost electronics
The dream of ubiquitous technology revolves around cheaper materials, and polymer circuits could help make the dream a reality... if the solvents used to produce the circuits didn't cause more probl...
10:32 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Athens university prints polymer circuits with lasers, speeds us towards low-cost electronics
The dream of ubiquitous technology revolves around cheaper materials, and polymer circuits could help make the dream a reality... if the solvents used to produce the circuits didn't cause more probl...
09:58 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Google updates Maps and Earth with more high-res and 45-degree images, encourages wanderlust
Google has expanded its high-res Maps and Earth offerings to cover a whopping 164 cities and 108 countries / regions, while its brand new 45-degree imagery is now available for 60 cities (40 in the ...
09:24 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget BitTorrent lands deals with 20 TV makers for peer-to-peer video
The file sharing crew at BitTorrent has so far taken only tentative footsteps into the living room with its certification program. If CEO Eric Kinkler's comments to Multichannel News are any indicat...
08:49 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Netflix CEO claims Amazon losing up to $1 billion a year in streaming video war
Netflix isn't sinking, but it's certainly not the soaring brand it once was and has endured its fair share of struggles over the last several years. But, if you think Reed Hastings is shaking in his...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid DNA review
Guanine, adenine, thymine, cytosine... Android? The Droid DNA -- the latest addition to Verizon's Droid series -- may not contain any actual nucleotides (that we know of), but that doesn't make this...
08:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable and Verizon plan to redirect, throttle internet users accused of piracy (video)
We've been wondering what major American internet providers would do to thwart supposed pirates beyond nag them senseless; other than leaks surrounding AT&T's reeducation process, we've mostly b...
08:02 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Sony lowers PS3, PS Vita bundles to $199 for Black Friday madness
Black Friday's coming and you know what that means: time to move some units. For two days only starting November 23rd, Sony's knocking an additional $50 off existing PlayStation console bundles. Con...
07:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Sina Weibo exceeds 400 million users, sees increasing mobile traffic
Microblogging site Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, reported a pretty dazzling statistic in its third quarter results: it now boasts over 400 million registered users. We can't be sure how man...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8X for T-Mobile: what's different?
You've seen it twice before and you're bound to see it two more times yet. It's the Windows Phone 8X by HTC, Microsoft's signature ambassador to all things mobile and Live-Tiled, and it's now availa...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget LG F240 possibly spied in benchmarks packing 1080p screen, Snapdragon S4 Pro
LG's Optimus G (and Nexus 4) might have been the resolution champion among non-phablet Android phones for only a brief moment before the HTC Droid DNA arrived, but there's clues surfacing that LG ma...
06:22 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Wii U gets midnight launch at Nintendo World Store on November 18th
Care to be one of the first to buy a Wii U this weekend? Then start layering on the outerwear, swallowing that pride and making your way to Nintendo's flagship Rockefeller Plaza store in New York Ci...
06:03 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: XensrCase turns your iPhone into a state of the art 3D sports tracker
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
05:34 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget GM promises two new smartphone apps to help keep your EV charged
GM has already released an OnStar app that extends smartphone control to a range of vehicles, but it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that it has bigger mobile plans than that. It's now announce...
05:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: tablets
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
04:59 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Sphero's Augmented Reality Engine gets fully realized in Sharky the Beaver (video)
Been keeping up to date with the quirky robotic ball named Sphero? We've been wondering when its Augmented Reality Engine would finalize into a full-fledged app since we first witnessed it as E3 as ...
04:34 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering
Taxi and car-sharing apps which quote for journeys based on GPS data could find themselves outlawed by regulators. Transport authorities across fifteen US and Canadian cities are looking at a set of ...
03:54 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget NTT DoCoMo readies first dual-mode HSDPA, LTE femtocell for December
LTE's frequent gotcha has been indoor coverage: as it often relies on high frequency ranges outside of the US, the signal can drop off quickly at home or in the mall. There have been LTE femtocells ...
03:22 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Kobo Arc available today in Canada and UK, coming to France on Monday
Kobo's Arc tablet is hitting stores for the first time in Canada and the UK today, leaving eager punters in the US of A wondering if they've been forgotten. In America's hat, the 7-inch competitor t...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Wii U's Nintendo TVii, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and Netflix pushed to December
When Nintendo's Wii U launches this weekend, it won't arrive with most of its primary multimedia features -- namely, Nintendo TVii, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, or Netflix. All were said to come...
02:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Wii U's Nintendo TVii, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus pushed to December (update)
When Nintendo's Wii U launches this weekend, it won't arrive with most of its primary multimedia features -- namely, Nintendo TVii, Amazon Instant Video, or Hulu Plus. All were said to come pre-load...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 66 is here with the Engadget holiday gift guide!
If you've yet to compile a wish list of your own, or begin to cross names off of that dreaded shopping list, the latest edition of our weekly is primed to lend a hand with both of those tasks. In th...
02:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget HTC Desire X review: one last hurrah for a former flagship?
Before we go into more detail on HTC's Desire X, cast your memory back to a time before the outfit announced the "One" line of Android phones. You may remember names such as Wildfire, Sensation, Rhy...
01:24 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget JBL Power Up speaker and wireless charger combo now shipping, whimsically priced around $250
The fruit of JBL's partnership with Espoo, the Power Up wireless speaker and induction charger, has just landed at AT&T and Verizon. Aside from receiving your beats over Bluetooth, the 2 x 10-wa...
12:42 pm EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Initial projects from 3net Studios include the world's first native 4K TV show
3net, the joint venture from Sony, Discovery and IMAX that's a 3D channel and more recently a production studio, is ready to announce its first slate of content. While so far the channel has mainly ...
11:37 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Sony promises top-end handset to compete with GS III and iPhone, implies its existing flagship doesn't
Sony Mobile's sales chief, Dennis van Schie, has gone on the record with a pledge that just about crosses the line from marketing to manifesto. Speaking to the Financial Times Deutschland, he said S...
10:51 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Seagate Wireless Plus drive appears at the FCC teasing next-gen WiFi storage for Android, iOS
Seagate has jumped into wireless mobile storage with both feet, launching the GoFlex Satellite (now just the Satellite) and even experimenting with an LTE-equipped drive for dedicated road warriors....
10:13 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Google in talks with Dish over wireless network partnership
Google's presence in the mobile market is strong, this much we know. What with the small matter of a hugely popular mobile OS, some pretty popular hardware, and fingers already in the network-provid...
09:36 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Google's Blogger app updated with iPad support, landscape composition mode, Google+ integration
Google's Blogger app has hit version 2.0, bringing a visual revamp and a handful of new features to its iOS and Android flavors, in addition to iPad support. Now, users can compose posts in landscap...
08:44 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget PlayStation 3 global sales hit 70 million, over 15 million Move controllers sold
Sony has announced that it's now sold over 70 million PlayStation 3 consoles. Direct from the console maker itself, it also revealed that more than 15 million PlayStation Move motion controllers hav...
08:05 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget NPD: Digital game sales up 22 percent in Q3, almost the majority slice of a $2.87 billion pie
Take one look at NPD's quarterly gaming sales report and it'll be hard to deny that digital distribution now carries the industry's momentum. For the months of July through September, digital sales ...
07:14 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Sharp Aquos SH930W reviewed early in Russia, mates Sharp's 1080p screen with a mid-tier phone
Lest you think HTC has a complete lock on Sharp's supply of extra-dense 5-inch, 1080p screens for the Droid DNA and J Butterfly, Sharp itself is building a phone around the giant LCD. The Aquos Phon...
06:27 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Dropbox Chooser lets web apps attach files from the cloud
When Dropbox decided to get all close and cozy with Facebook Groups, that was just the beginning. With its new Chooser tool any developer can integrate Dropbox for quickly and easily sharing files s...
05:42 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget iPad Mini, 4th generation iPad hit Sprint retail stores in limited quantities, force you to leave your house
Eager to size up Cupertino's latest tablets on the Now Network? Better call your local retailer -- Sprint is now offering the iPad mini and Apple's 4th generation revision at select brick and mortar...
05:42 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget iPad Mini, 4th generation iPad hit Sprint retail stores in limited quantities, (update: Verizon and AT&T too!)
Eager to size up Cupertino's latest tablets on the Now Network? Better call your local retailer -- Sprint is now offering the iPad mini and Apple's 4th generation revision at select brick and mortar...
05:42 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget iPad Mini, 4th generation iPad hit Sprint retail stores in limited quantities, (update: Verizon and AT&T, too!)
Eager to size up Cupertino's latest tablets on the Now Network? Better call your local retailer -- Sprint is now offering the iPad mini and Apple's 4th generation revision at select brick and mortar...
05:18 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Court approves addition of iPhone 5, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note to Samsung v. Apple lawsuit
Those looking for the light at the end of the legal tunnel may want to take a seat: Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent war just got a bit more crowded. Both sides are fighting to add hardware to the...
04:46 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget GM and ABB repurpose used Chevy Volt batteries to provide home backup power
We've heard previously about GM's and others' plans to recycle and reuse electric vehicle batteries after they've outlived their automotive usefulness, and it looks like one of those possible soluti...
03:49 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Vudu brings HDX 1080p streaming and downloadable movies to PCs
While HDX video has been a trademark for the Vudu service for years, when it launched streaming and Vudu-to-go downloads for PCs last year, they were limited to standard definition. That's been corr...
03:04 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Ireland completes spectrum auction after analog shutoff, LTE rollout pegged for mid-2013
The dust has settled after Ireland's recent spectrum auction, and wouldn't you know it, Vodafone, O2, Meteor and Three have picked up a combined 140MHz of paired spectrum across the 800, 900 and 180...
02:22 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Twitter brings content preview cards to Android and iPhone, lets us email tweets from the web
Twitter has been on a mission to bring more of its expanded tweet content to the mobile world, and most recently lavished attention on the iPad. It's carrying that campaign to a much wider mix of sc...
01:43 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Xbox celebrates ten years of Live, will give special-edition 360s to contest winners
It's hard to believe a whole decade has passed since the birth of Xbox Live, but here we are. From its roots as an online multiplayer service, Live has grown into a full-fledged entertainment platfo...
12:49 am EDT - Fri, November 16, 2012
Engadget Netflix original series House of Cards gets its first trailer (video)
We're still a few months away from the debut of Netflix's new series House of Cards, but the streaming company has posted a trailer on its service and on YouTube giving us an early peek. You can che...
11:57 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget AT&T announces new flat rate global talk and text plans, offers options for weary travelers
A few months back AT&T made some changes to its international data plans and today old Ma Bell is at it again. The carrier's new text and call packages will take effect on November 16th and will...
11:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Lytro to get Perspective Shift and Living Filters for more focus-shifting fun (video)
Lytro has just announced a software update that expands upon the multidimensional elements of the little light-field point-and-shoot. The Lytro Desktop software will get two new features, dubbed Per...
11:19 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Amazon adds Adobe's Photoshop Touch to Kindle Fire Appstore
Kindle Fire owners with a penchant for on-the-go image editing will want to take note: Adobe's Photoshop Touch is now live on the Appstore. The app, already a mainstay on iOS and Android's respectiv...
11:05 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Native iOS Google Maps app being tested externally with turn-by-turn navigation baked in
If Apple's homegrown mapping solution isn't quite cutting it, your navigation needs may soon be met by a native iOS Google Maps app. Citing an unnamed source, the Wall Street Journal says Page and C...
10:42 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Facebook users can now share via Android and iOS apps
Yesterday, Facebook revealed that it was in the process of bringing its website's share feature to mobile apps for iOS and Android. Well, Zuckerberg's crew just made good on its promise, and has rel...
10:24 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Firefox browser add-on lets us try Firefox OS in an all-Mozilla universe
We've had the chance to experiment with early versions of Firefox OS for awhile -- just not in Firefox the browser, where you'd nearly expect it to have shown first. At least one person appreciates ...
10:15 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Spotify confirms web app in the works, currently in closed beta (updated)
There have been rumblings that Spotify would unveil a browser-based client. Well, the company has just confirmed to us that such a service is not only in the works, but is currently in beta testing....
09:56 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Scrabble board packs RFID technology, broadcasts tournaments online in real-time, costs 20,000 pounds
Used to be, the Scrabble app was the techiest way to play the venerable vocabulary game, but the folks at Mind Sports have given the analog version some serious geek cred. In preparation for the Pra...
09:35 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Dell reports Q3 earnings: $13.7 billion in revenue, net income drops 47% year-over-year
Dell's revenues and profits continued to shrink in Q3 of fiscal year 2013. While the manufacturer did manage to rake in revenues of $13.7 billion, that marks a significant drop from Q2's $14.5 billi...
09:19 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Vodafone Red Hot rents you a phone, offers upgrades every 12 months
While American carriers are lengthening upgrade cycles and pushing people off unlimited data plans if they want a subsidized device, companies across the pond are actually looking to get customers t...
09:01 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Toshiba AT300SE tablet launches for the budget British crowd with Jelly Bean, Tegra 3
Toshiba has spent a surprising amount of time at the high-end of the tablet world this year with devices like the Excite 7.7 and Excite 13. It's taking an opposite tack going into the all-important ...
08:43 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Sprint's leaked Black Friday ad touts free Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Victory after $50 mail-in rebate
Thanksgiving is a week away and as exciting as family and good eats may be, there's nothing more appetizing than a good deal. Not too long ago we took a quick peek at Sprint's Black Friday offerings...
08:24 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget The Nintendo Wii finally gets a YouTube app, now available in the US
Nintendo confirmed this summer that the Wii U would offer a YouTube app in addition to a number of other streaming video options, but it didn't have any news for existing Wii users at the time. That...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 review: a more modular keyboard for the gaming crowd
More Info Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 gaming keyboard announced at Gamescom (hands-on) Mad Catz announces the S.T.R.I.K.E. 5 keyboard for pro gamers, pre-order now for $200 Exclusive: Mad...
07:49 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 backordered, expected to ship within three weeks
We knew the Nexus 4 would be a no-brainer -- a quad-core phone with stock Android 4.2 and 720p display is a steal at $300 without a contract -- but the fact that the Play Store sold out in record ti...
07:34 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Evernote 5 for Mac exits beta, is now live in the Mac App Store
Back at the beginning of the month, when Evernote 5 for Mac launched in beta, the app's creators warned users that they could suffer data corruption, data loss and other such indignities if they tri...
07:20 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget SkyDrive gains selective syncing and right-click sharing on the desktop, searching on mobile (video)
Microsoft's SkyDrive is now one of the centerpieces of the company's desktop and mobile platforms, but its relative newness has denied us some of the fine-grained control we've taken for granted fro...
06:59 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget HP's Todd Bradley isn't impressed by Surface, doesn't see it as competition
Microsoft was warned of how its homegrown tablet might impact OEM relationships, and even acknowledged the challenge itself, but HP doesn't see it the same way. In a recent interview, the head of HP...
06:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Northeastern University's haptic ball-racket system is one pricey game of paddle ball
We had the chance to check out a couple of student projects at Northeastern University's fantastically-named Action Lab during a trip to Boston this week. On our quick tour through the facilities, w...
06:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget HTC Deluxe press render reportedly leaks, spreads Droid DNA worldwide
When the HTC Droid DNA leaked out into the wild, we'd learned that the DLX codename was really shorthand for "Deluxe," a title that was also attached to non-Verizon models like the J Butterfly. If @...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 810 for T-Mobile review
After a long wait, the next crop of Windows Phone handsets are beginning to trickle in, and just in time for the holidays. If you're familiar with our reviews of the HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 920, you ...
05:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget PSA: Verizon returns to Windows Phone today, HTC 8X and Nokia Lumia 822 go on sale
In some senses, we've been waiting for this moment since last May: Verizon is back to selling brand-new Windows Phone hardware. Starting today, the carrier is offering both the $200 HTC Windows Phon...
05:17 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Dish's AWS-4 wireless spectrum standards approved by 3GPP
Dish has edged one step closer to its distant goal of having a 4G LTE network to call its own, receiving approval for its AWS-4 (40MHz) wireless spectrum standards by the 3GPP group. Dish used the a...
05:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Box for Android 2.0 brings file previews, offline folders and more
Cloud storage provider Box seems to be in overdrive lately, with a new Windows 8 app out and having announced improvements to its cloud platform and speedier uploads for businesses. Turning its atte...
04:55 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Spotify confirms web app in the works, currently in closed beta
There have been rumblings that Spotify would unveil a browser-based client. Well, the company has just confirmed to us that such a service is not only in the works, but is currently in beta testing....
04:31 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Goal Zero's Switch 8 solar charger bundle now available for $100
If you were put off by the price of Goal Zero's Sherpa, then here's something that might be more deserving of that slot in your backpack. The Switch 8 Solar Charging Kit costs $100 and bundles toget...
04:14 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Apple applies for patent that scales content to match face distance, save us from squinting
Most software has to be designed around a presumed viewing distance, whether it's up close for a smartphone or the 10-foot interface of a home theater hub. Apple has been imagining a day when the ex...
03:58 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Google wants to change your reality with Ingress, a mobile game played out in real life
All the viral ads courtesy of Niantic Labs told us something was coming, and now its here -- an alternate reality game from Google called Ingress. The theme is one of worldwide mind control, and it'...
03:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Why America's most popular gaming genre likely won't work on Nintendo's new console
When first-person shooters made the transition to consoles from PCs over a decade ago, they weren't very good. Or even just good. Despite being today's go-to genre for blockbuster console game franc...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review
Make no mistake: Lenovo is taking this Windows 8 thing very seriously. The company's first-generation of Win 8 devices includes everything from a laptop / tablet hybrid to a classic convertible lapt...
02:44 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Belkin bulks up iPad mini with $80 Portable Keyboard Case
If you decided to go small by getting an iPad mini but find yourself needing to do some serious work (like blogging, for instance), Belkin may have just the accessory: the Portable Keyboard Case. Th...
02:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 005 - 11.15.2012
Technology, it's a wonderful thing. Who would have thought we'd ever see magic cameras that let you play games and send your photos around the world in a heartbeat. Well, that future is here, and in...
02:19 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, 4G version to follow next week
Did you skip the iPad mini and Nexus 10? Were you looking for something a little more content-focused with a form factor in between the standard sizes? Well folks, it your lucky day, because the Kin...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget LG Google TVs now have integrated OnLive cloud game streaming
LG Smart TV owners may've noticed a new application pop up today on their G2 series sets, as OnLive's cloud game streaming app is being delivered via an over-the-air update today (first announced at...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget TomTom unveils location based services, portal to help put developers on the map
Thanks to a certain fruit company and its cartographic woes, many folks are aware that TomTom provides mapping services to third-parties. Now the navigation company is offering cloud-based services ...
01:24 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget XBMC 12 'Frodo' Beta 1 appears, includes support for Android, Raspberry Pi, HD audio and more
Development of the XBMC project has continued to roll along since Eden launched officially earlier this year, and now the first beta for v12 Frodo is live. Those who dive in will experience a slew o...
01:14 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Star Trek: Enterprise Blu-ray release next year tipped as fans pick box art
As Star Trek franchises go Enterprise may not be TOS or TNG, but it was the first one to be broadcast in HD way back in 2003. The Digital Bits points out that StarTrek.com is letting fans pick box a...
12:32 pm EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget LTE: fast, global, silenced by a $650 radio jammer
Oh gosh, we haven't been so panicked since our phones were hypothetically possessed by demons. And come to think of it, this is theoretically far, far worse. A research group at Virginia Tech is cla...
11:42 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Voyager Mobile promises free global roaming with 'patent-pending' technology
Voyager Mobile has launched a new "worldwide" wireless service called Project Global Voyager, saying users on the plan "won't pay a penny of roaming charges." The brash new MVNO has only vaguely des...
11:00 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget JBL intros first Lightning-equipped speaker docks, we go ears-on
That larger JBL speaker dock looks familiar, doesn't it? Near the end of September, Harman gave us a peak at it's latest consumer audio products. Curiously, however, a slew of new iOS-focused speake...
10:24 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Cricket announces LTE-capable LG Optimus Regard, Galaxy S III coming later this month
CDMA-based Cricket has announced its first LTE smartphones, launching the Optimus Regard this week, while that rather popular Samsung Galaxy S III will shake hands with the carrier's new 4G network ...
09:37 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget NC State University's WiFox could improve public WiFi performance by up to 700 percent
If you've ever swallowed your pride and bit the bullet on hotel WiFi, you've probably felt the sluggish pull of other users dragging down your connection speed. Coffee shops, airports and other heav...
08:43 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Dropcam's iOS app goes big, now optimized for iPad
After establishing itself in the Android ecosystem with a native app, modern-day nanny cam outfit Dropcam has decided to optimize its service on the iPad, too. Users of the iPad 2, new iPad or the i...
07:42 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Unity 4.0 now on sale with DirectX 11 support, Linux publishing preview, new animation tools and more
The Unity game engine and development platform has reached the 4.0 milestone and is now available for purchase with a slew of new features onboard. Headlining the update are DirectX 11 support, new ...
06:44 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Pinterest adds business pages, tacks on separate terms and tools
Although businesses have had their wares spread out on Pinterest for some time now, the web-based collection repository has officially invited businesses to create their own accounts. Until now, com...
05:49 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung's new 10nm-process 64GB mobile flash memory chips are smaller, faster, better
Even though Samsung only announced volume production of ultra-fast eMMC memory chips back in August, it's already upgrading to a newer generation of hardware. Moving from the previous 20nm process t...
05:01 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Lenovo intros IdeaCentre Q190 HTPC, new C-series all-in-ones for the space-saving set
Most of Lenovo's big Windows 8 desktop push has centered on the mid-range and up. Happily, the company is at last swinging its attention to those who the entry-level crowd, and most of all those who...
03:54 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Xcom Global starts renting Nexus 7 and 10 tablets, lets us keep the laptop at home
International data services give us the freedom to leave our carriers' roaming plans at home, but that's only so much consolation to travelers who have to lug a giant laptop or cater to a digitally ...
02:47 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Steve Wozniak to co-star with Danny Trejo in iOS action game, we hope there's a Segway level
No, it doesn't entirely make sense to us, either. And yet, here it is: Apple co-founder (and Segway enthusiast) Steve Wozniak is going to feature in an iOS game with action star Danny Trejo. ITN FLI...
02:47 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Steve Wozniak to co-star with Danny Trejo in iOS action game, we hope there's a Segway level (update: Woz fills us in)
No, it doesn't entirely make sense to us, either. And yet, here it is: Apple co-founder (and Segway enthusiast) Steve Wozniak is going to feature in an iOS game with action star Danny Trejo. ITN FLI...
01:59 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Facebook adding share feature to its iOS and Android apps
The house that Zuck built is reportedly in the process of bringing its desktop site's share feature to mobile, which will allow Facebook users to retweet repost and comment on content from within th...
01:14 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget University of Montreal detects an orbitless planet, shows that stars don't have an iron grip (video)
Astronomers have long theorized that there are many planets that have drifted away from their home stars, whether it's a too-loose gravitational pull during the planet's formation or a stellar tug-o...
12:32 am EDT - Thu, November 15, 2012
Engadget Square reaches $10 billion in payments per year, stays ahead of a growing pack
It was just this spring that Square had reached a grandiose $5 billion per year payment rate and cemented its position at the top of the mobile payment processing field it practically started. Any a...
11:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Stratosphere II makes IRL appearance at Best Buy for $100
Remember the Samsung Stratosphere II that got all sorts of official the other day? Well, a little birdie just fed us a few more details to flesh out this tale, including our first pics of an actual ...
11:25 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Griffin's Twenty Audio Amp pairs up with your AirPort Express, enables AirPlay for any 2.1 speakers
Sure, a spendy, AirPlay-equipped speaker is one way to stream lossless audio over WiFi in your abode with iOS or iTunes -- or your could bring your own speakers to the party with Griffin Technology'...
11:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Hotels owe us free WiFi (and cotton swabs)
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. When I departed for my three-week honeymoon, I informed all my co...
10:39 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget EA bringing more games to Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and Nook HD+
Nook HD and HD+ owners will be very happy to know that more gaming titles from Electronic Arts are on the way, with a couple even being available as we speak. Earlier today, the renowned develo...
10:22 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Google adds Earth support and usability tweaks to Drive, new search options in Gmail
Google doesn't usually buy into the whole "lets package a bunch of new features into a major upgrade" thing. So, while the ability to search your Gmail based on the size of a message or have finer g...
09:56 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Texas Instruments to cut 1,700 jobs as part of its shift away from mobile
Texas Instruments signaled its intentions to back away from the volatile mobile market as the summer came to a close. Unfortunately, we're now learning that the shift comes at a price -- as part of ...
09:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Google Voice update cures Android 4.2 compatibility woes
Google Voice callers who lean heavily on the Android app got an unwelcome side dish of predictable app crashes if they upgraded to Android 4.2 very quickly. Thankfully, the developers in Mountain Vi...
09:19 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon signs first deal to sell lower 700MHz spectrum following the AWS handover, acts on its promise
Verizon used the prospect of selling lower-block 700MHz spectrum as a carrot to lure in the US government: it would share the wireless wealth only if it was cleared to buy cable company spectrum in ...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nexus 4 now available from T-Mobile for $200 on a two-year service agreement
Google Play opened the Nexus 4 floodgates yesterday, but today it's T-Mobile's turn. America's fourth largest carrier is officially offering Google's latest purebred smartphone for $200 on its Value...
08:39 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro tablet with LTE clears the FCC
It's been increasingly tough to keep all of Samsung's Windows 8 tablets straight recently, with changing names adding to the confusion, and it looks like you can add one more variation to keep track...
08:18 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Google+ auto-embeds Android app install links to spur curious downloaders
Next to an in-person demo, social networking is arguably the most common way to learn about apps through unofficial sources. It's only natural, then, that Google streamline the whole process of shar...
07:53 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U GamePad vs. tablets game controllers: fight!
The Nintendo Wii U GamePad -- aka "that tablet-looking controller from Nintendo" -- is a strange beast. Perhaps that 6.2-inch resistive screen out front made you think it's a tablet? It's not a tabl...
07:30 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Box taps the Chinese smart TV market on the cheap, flirts with AirPlay (hands-on)
The Apple TV may not be officially available in China, but there are already plenty of cheap Android TV dongles and set-top boxes over there to keep the folks occupied. That said, many of them don't...
07:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget's 2012 holiday giveaway: win one of 14 phones from AT&T
We're on the cusp of holiday retail madness, and if you know what's good for you, you'll make use of our comprehensive gift guides. Shopping for friends and family may be top priority, but we know y...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 14th: Canon 5D Mark II, 27-inch Dell display and 1TB portable HDD
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 ...
06:15 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Social Jobs Partnership launches Facebook app, 1.7 million positions to be filled
We've all heard stories about people losing jobs over their Facebook activity, but the Social Jobs Partnership is an initiative aimed at achieving the reverse. The project sees the National Associat...
05:50 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Everspin throws first ST-MRAM chips down, launches commercial spin-torque memory era
Who says scientific breakthroughs never amount to anything? Everspin has followed up on research developed by IBM, TDK and German researchers years back and released the first commercial spin-torque...
05:31 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Nook app comes to Windows 8 with clean Paper-like design
Barnes & Noble's Nook readers are top notch -- there's no argument about that. The application part of that equation however, is pretty messy. The web app is integrated into the B&N site and...
05:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: digital cameras
Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especially...
04:41 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget PSA: T-Mobile's Windows Phone 8X, Lumia 810 on sale today
After what's seemed like an interminable wait, Microsoft's freshly baked Windows Phone 8 devices are finally beginning to flood the US market. And if you happen to be a subscriber on lady Magenta, w...
04:12 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Sony to release XAVC 4k video spec, licensees include Apple, Adobe
Sony has announced that it'll release an SDK to 4k developers this month for its recently launched XAVC video format used by the new F5 and F55 CineAlta camcorders. The new specification uses MPEG-4...
03:32 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013 road map
You, the consumer, probably don't care too much about Windows Embedded 8 and Windows Embedded Compact 2013. But businesses and OEMs, they're pretty psyched. The next generation of Microsoft's light-...
03:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2 review: high-end specs in a surprisingly affordable package
As mobile phones have become more powerful, prices for many flagship models have managed to linger were they always were -- at the top end. The Xiaomi has always been one exception, though. Last yea...
02:44 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III for T-Mobile USA receives its Jelly Bean update
Sprint was the first major US carrier to start delivering Jelly Bean to Galaxy S III owners, but it no longer stands alone now that the T-Mobile edition is officially receiving its update. If you're...
02:27 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget AT&T Pantech Magnus (P9090) reappears after fall vacation
A blast from the recent past, Pantech's Magnus has leaked again -- this time with the screen switched on. We've already gleaned that a 8-megapixel, quad-band LTE, MSM8960 dual-core Snapdragon S4 pro...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Google TV gets voice search and a quick guide to make content discovery easier than ever
Thought Google TV emptied its bag of tricks with that nifty new YouTube feature that lets folks shoot videos from their phones to their Googlefied TVs with a single tap? Think again, friend. GTV's f...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera review: a 21x compact shooter brought to life by Android
There were no heckles, boos or crickets for Samsung's reps back at IFA. But it's fair to say that the atmosphere following its unveiling of the Galaxy Camera was as muted as it was polite. It didn't...
01:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon and Sprint detail LTE expansion plans
The great 4G race is upon us and two of America's major contestants are working on expanding their respective reach. In an effort to extend its existing lead, LTE frontrunner Verizon announced that ...
01:32 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Verizon brings wireless monitoring service to Lowe's Iris smart home system
If you're haunted by dreams of left-on irons and stoves while trying to holiday, Verizon has announced it'll team up with Lowe's to help you wirelessly correct any carelessness. The operator is brin...
01:14 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget EarthLink completes fiber broadband rollout in Eastern Tennessee
Anyone familiar with the unglamorous circumstances of Elvis Presley's passing might agree he needed a little more fiber in his diet. That would've been the case if 'the King' was of this generation,...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Western Digital My Net router leaps to 802.11ac speeds, gets a bridge to keep it company
Western Digital only just broke into the networking field this spring, but it's already settling in as a regular with a quick performance upgrade. The company's fledgling My Net router line is makin...
12:32 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Jellyfish-mimicking device could snatch cancer cells right out of the bloodstream
If you think the picture above looks like droplets of blood being snared in a sticky tentacle, then you have a scarily active -- but in this case accurate -- imagination. It's actually a microfluidi...
12:09 pm EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 is fit for a queen -- The Queen, in fact
The Queen always keeps up with the latest technology, and today she'll try to squeeze a Galaxy Note 10.1 into her handbag. The tablet represents a "digital time-capsule," and will be loaded with mul...
11:32 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Elliptic Labs develops touchless gesture control for Windows 8, assuages our fear of fingerprints (video)
The rise of touchscreen Windows 8 PCs isn't a happy occasion for anyone who's been carefully keeping PC screens clean: years of slapping wayward hands have been undermined by an interface that pract...
10:57 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Visa's V.me digital wallet service graduates from beta with 53 banks, 23 retailers on board
After roughly a year since its unveiling, Visa's digital payment platform V.me has emerged from beta with support from a total of 53 banks, including PNC and U.S. Bank, and 23 retailers. If V.me has...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Skype disables password reset page to deal with email-based security 'vulnerability'
Skype has taken down its password reset page as it deals with a password reset exploit that can give suspicious types access to your account with only your email address. The issue was first spotted...
10:42 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Skype disables password reset page to deal with email-based security 'vulnerability' (update)
Skype has taken down its password reset page as it deals with a password reset exploit that can give suspicious types access to your account with only your email address. The issue was first spotted...
10:02 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Dish Network's Hopper gets an off-air digital TV tuner, software update packing new features
If recording satellite television using one of Dish Network's Hopper systems left you longing for something a little more terrestrial, there's good news: the firm just unveiled an off-air digital tu...
09:00 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Logitech Alert security cameras get OS X support for mindful MacBook owners
Logitech's Alert camera system has given security to Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows users alike, yet there's been a conspicuously Mac-shaped void in support. Logitech is plugging that hole wit...
08:11 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Panasonic will cut another 10,000 jobs by March, won't dodge a $10 billion annual loss
Despite the recent uptick in its profits and the fact that it has already deleted 36,000 names from its payroll, Panasonic says it'll have to cut another 10,000 jobs by March of next year. The maker...
08:10 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Gartner: smartphone sales up 47 percent in Q3 -- Apple wins, Nokia loses
Third quarter figures from Gartner are out, reporting worldwide mobile phone sales slowed again in Q3, while smartphone sales jumped 46.9 percent over the same period last year. As you would imagin...
08:10 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Gartner: smartphone sales up 47 percent in Q3, Android's OS market share increases (updated)
Third quarter figures from Gartner are out, reporting worldwide mobile phone sales slowed again in Q3 2012. Smartphones, however, showed a 46.9 percent increase in sales over the same period last y...
07:45 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Google touts improved Flash Player security in Chrome for Mac, says it's safer than ever
Needless to say, Adobe hasn't had the best of times when it comes to the overall reliability of its Flash Player on Apple-made devices -- so much so that Steve Jobs took it upon himself to write som...
07:14 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Google updates Transparency Report, pledges compliance to the US of A
Curious as to how well Google plays with the governments of the world? Well, you need look no further than the company's latest Transparency Report, which details instances of content removal and us...
06:28 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget ASUS powerline adapter has four Gigabit LAN connectors, one of which gets VIP treatment
ASUS has made a strong case for the future of powerline networking with its new PL-X51P/PL-X52P powerline adapters (the PL-X51P is a single unit while the PL-X52P is a two-adapter bundle). They're t...
05:39 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget BBM 7 beta is open now, adds Voice feature for free calls over WiFi
RIM's BlackBerry 10 launch isn't scheduled until January 30th, but BBM faithful can try out a new feature on their existing handsets -- voice calling. Brand new for BBM 7 it lets users bypass the te...
05:04 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Scosche is next up with Lightning accessories, brings chargers for iPads and iPhones alike
If you've snagged one of Apple's new iThings complete with 30-pin dock connector-replacing Lightning ports, Scosche is the next manufacturer (after Belkin) to offer up a compatible line of accessori...
04:28 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget McLaren to supply EV groundwork for Formula E cars, take pro racing electric
McLaren isn't a brand that most anyone would associate with eco-friendly motoring. That very nearly makes it a surprise to see the supercar builder throw itself wholeheartedly into performance EVs w...
03:52 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Western Digital boosts entire MyBook Studio line with USB 3.0, adds 4TB model to the mix
After bumping its Thunderbolt and regular MyBook line with a couple of extra terabytes, Western Digital turned its attention to its shiny MyBook Studio offerings to kick those up a notch too. WD's f...
03:20 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Alleged 4-inch Samsung Galaxy Axiom leaks, could be headed to US Cellular
The always-informative evleaks has done it yet again. This time out it's not a Lumia 920 or some revealing press shots of the PadFone 2, though -- instead, what we have here is what appears to be a ...
02:44 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget D'oh: Google Voice force-closing text messages for Android 4.2 users
The growing pains associated with being an early adopter can sometimes be brutal, as Android's latest software bump doesn't appear to jibe too well with one of Google's most popular in-house apps. P...
02:07 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft warns gamers DirectX 11.1 is Windows 8-only
We hope there weren't too many PC gamers clinging to Windows 7 for dear life, because Microsoft isn't about to rescue them with a near-term DirectX update. The company's Daniel Moth (and supporting ...
01:34 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Otterbox acquires screen protector manufacturer Wrapsol, promises more high-quality accessories
Sure, we may see acquisitions from big-name players in tech from time to time, but it's not every day that accessory makers announce new company purchases. Today, however, Otterbox has let it be kno...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 324 - 11.13.2012
After a relatively quiet week, we can take our time on topics like AT&T's U-verse expansion and news that Netflix is accounting for 29 percent of North American internet traffic. We've also got s...
12:27 am EDT - Wed, November 14, 2012
Engadget UNOWHY brings its haute cuisine QOOQ tablet to the US for $399, teaches you how to fondue
If the PR is to be believed, French outfit UNOWHY (oh yes, really) has already taken its native Gaul by storm with its latest cuisine-focused tablet, dubbed QOOQ. (Actually, the 10.1-incher's formal...
11:58 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Google Shopping spiffs up ahead of the holidays with Shortlists and 360-degree views
Google is getting ready for the holiday season by adding a bevy of features to it premier shopping products. The company's web-based Shopping search tool has received a number of tweaks, including r...
11:32 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon App Suite to be pre-loaded on Verizon Android devices starting with Droid DNA
Sure, HTC and Verizon may have given us the long awaited pricing and launch date details for the Droid DNA, but it omitted one tidbit that we'd heard of before: Amazon's App Suite. Starting with the...
11:05 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft gifting 10-year anniversary Xbox 360s to long-term Xbox Live loyalists
Microsoft's offering a hearty thank you to some of its longest running Xbox Live members with the handsome limited edition Xbox 360 seen above -- totally gratis -- celebrating this month's 10 year X...
10:35 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint quietly launches ZTE Flash with 12.6MP camera and vanilla(ish) Android
Sprint and ZTE decided not to hold a fancy get together to announce the Flash. Heck, there wasn't even really proper PR. The ICS-sporting handset simply popped up in the online store and a spec shee...
10:15 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Vuzix Smart Glasses M100 to battle Google Glass for Android eyewear supremacy
Interactive eyewear maker Vuzix revealed its potential challenger today for Google Glass in the Android-powered world of augmented reality: the company will showcase its Smart Glasses M100 at CES 20...
09:52 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Vimeo pay-to-view service launches in private beta with procrastination-ready long rentals
The market for paid movie rentals from predominantly free video services isn't a very big one. For most of us, it amounts to YouTube... and YouTube. Vimeo is planning to shake up that small category...
09:24 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid test drive (video)
Yesterday, we had a chance to take a spin in the brand-new Ford C-MAX Energi at an event in San Francisco. We had generally good impressions of the Focus Electric we tested back in April, so we were...
09:02 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Design Head Peter Skillman on Nokia Here
We just had the opportunity to sit down with Design Head Peter Skillman here in San Francisco and get the lowdown on all things Nokia Here. A lot has changed since we interviewed him at Nokia World ...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget AT&T to start selling the ASUS VivoTab RT on November 16th for $500, some strings attached
We've known for some time that AT&T would sell an LTE version of ASUS' VivoTab RT tablet running Windows RT, but until today we just had the vague promise that it would arrive "in time for the h...
08:54 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget AT&T to start selling the ASUS VivoTab RT on November 16th for $500, keyboard dock included for a limited time
We've known for some time that AT&T would sell an LTE version of ASUS' VivoTab RT tablet running Windows RT, but until today we just had the vague promise that it would arrive "in time for the h...
08:33 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Texas Instruments confirms color TI-84+ calculator is on track for a spring 2013 release
You've seen the recent rumours of a TI-84 calculator with a color screen, and now Tech Powered Math has gotten the official word from Texas Instruments that such a device is indeed coming, finally br...
08:11 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget mLogic's mLink Thunderbolt chassis shipping this month, Red Rocket board version to follow
If you're still wondering how to make use of that Thunderbolt port on your computer, here's a new option. mLogic, a fairly new company that shares the same founder as G-Technology (now under HGST), ...
07:49 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget PocketBook teases first front-lit, color e-reader for June 2013, gets ahead of itself
Shouting "first!" isn't reserved for overeager blog commenters. PocketBook is just as determined to get ahead of the e-reader field with the first unveiling of a front-lit, color E Ink device, well ...
07:25 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 Jelly Bean binaries added to AOSP
Good news for fans of Android alternatives: Google's just added binaries for Jelly Bean 4.2 to AOSP. Up until now, only the Nexus 10 and Nexus 4 had been privy to the company's latest OS version bum...
07:14 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Google Fiber installations begin, come with a larger TV channel choice in the bargain (video)
A lot of readers in the two Kansas Cities are about to see the above sign taped to their door, and they'll be forgiven if it triggers an irrational level of excitement: it's the confirmation that Go...
06:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game
To call the mobile-based card processing business crowded would be a slight understatement -- launching a reader is nearly an instinctual reaction for commerce outlets that see Square running away w...
06:36 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Elektron announces Analog Four synthesizer, spends the naming budget on viral teaser (video)
Elektron makes button-heavy synths and samplers, it also makes great teaser videos. If you needed any proof, then its newest offering, Analog Four (and accompanying video), should be plenty. This ti...
06:17 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Tesla Model S electrifies Motor Trend judges, unanimously voted 2013 Car of the Year
Tesla's Model S roadster has nabbed Motor Trend's 2013 Car of the Year award, making it the first electric car to garner the prize. The EV was voted in unanimously by the publication's judges while ...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia launches new multi-device, web-based location cloud service: It's Here
Nokia's about to elaborate on the next stage of its cartographic future and it's going to involve a new cloud-based service. Vaguely titled, Here, it'll tap into Nokia's map expertise and even bette...
05:58 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Nokia announces new location cloud service for iOS, Android and others: It's Here (update)
Nokia's revealed the next stage in its cartographic future and it involves a new cloud-based service. Titled "Here", it'll tap into Nokia's map expertise and better still, work across multiple devic...
05:50 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Avenger Advantage launches lever-laden Def-Con 4 controller on Kickstarter (video)
Avenger Advantage has been bringing tricked out game controllers to Xbox and PS3 for a while now, and it's just upped the hardcore quotient with a new Kickstarter model: the Def-Con 4. On top of the...
05:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint matching its peers, getting Windows Phone 8 devices next year
Sprint was notably absent from the list of carriers adding Windows Phone 8 devices to their line-ups, but it seems the mobile network is not being left out altogether. PCMag has received a statement...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 with 3G now shipping: $299 for an unlocked 32GB Android tablet
We didn't beat around the bush when calling the original Nexus 7 the best tablet your hard-earned $200 could buy, but those who wanted one with built-in mobile data were sadly left out in the cold. ...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7, download the preview now
We've known for some time that Microsoft was working on bringing Internet Explorer 10 to Windows 7 -- in fact, the company published a blog post promising the preview version would be ready sometime...
04:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google Nexus 4, Nexus 10 for sale in US now!
All three sizes of Google's hardware family are now available for purchase in both the US and Canada. While the LG-made Nexus 4 starts at $299, Samsung's Nexus 10 rings in at $399. Hit up Google Pla...
04:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget PSA: Google Nexus 4, Nexus 10 for sale in US now! (update: Nexus 4 already sold out)
All three sizes of Google's hardware family are now available for purchase in both the US and Canada. Joining a 3G-flavored Nexus 7, the LG-made Nexus 4 starts at $299 for 8GB, Samsung's Nexus 10 ri...
04:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid DNA hands-on (video)
Welcome to the next wave of smartphone innovation: 1080p panels. At a joint launch event with Verizon in New York City today, HTC unveiled the Droid DNA, the stateside counterpart to the Japan-only ...
04:11 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget HTC Droid DNA coming to Verizon on November 21st for $200, pre-orders begin today
It's not much of a secret at this point, but HTC and Verizon have finally made their king-sized smartphone official at today's press event: the Droid DNA, which is essentially Big Red's variant of t...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Vita launches PS Plus service on November 19th, free for existing PS3 subscribers (video)
Wrapped up in the Sony handheld's version 2.0 update, the PlayStation Vita is finally getting PS Plus. Detailing the offering for European users, the subscription-based service will add four free ga...
04:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two ioSafe SOLO G3 rugged external hard drives!
External hard drives are handy, but there's always a concern that something may happen to it that would cause all of your docs, movies, precious memories and other files to all go poof in an instant...
03:45 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Google bags patent for directions based on cell coverage
Want to get somewhere, but don't want to miss an email, or risk a break in the directions on the way? A patent granted to Google suggests it's been thinking about the very same thing. Read through t...
03:22 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Stable CyanogenMod 10 builds arrive, give devices an unofficial taste of Jelly Bean
The very first CyanogenMod 10 builds surfaced while Jelly Bean was still extremely fresh in our memories. The passions around Google's new OS might have cooled months down the road, but that doesn't...
03:01 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Updated Google Map Maker accents neighborhoods, shows changes in Activity Stream
Google wants you to think locally with its new Map Maker update featuring neighborhoods and an Activity Stream to track mapping changes. The site now launches into My Neighborhood mode, suggesting p...
02:40 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Is Samsung's multi-window mode coming to the Galaxy S III?
While the productivity-boosting wiles of the Galaxy Note II's multi-window feature have been promised to the original Note, these screenshots suggest that its slightly smaller brother might also add...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Maingear announces Nomad 15 gaming laptop: small in size, big on specs
Power and portability is a tricky balancing act, and if you're in the market for a gaming laptop that satisfies both, Maingear's Nomad 15 might be the one. Apart from the 15.5-inch 1,920 x 1,080 ant...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Fitbit One tracker now ready to wake you up, count your calories all day for $100
If you've been biding your time for a FitBit One all-day fitness tracker, you can stop counting the days and start counting calories -- it's now in stores for $100. The newly minted replacement for ...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget YouTube Android app lets users find videos on their phone, play 'em on Google TV with one click
There are a lot more folks digging the YouTube Leanback experience these days, what with most many more sets packing Google TV than ever. Today, team YouTube has released an update to its Android ap...
02:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Jawbone starts over, announces a redesigned version of its Up lifestyle-tracking wristband
In life, we're often told the best-learned lessons are those spurred by mistakes. In Jawbone's case, its plague-ridden Up wristband from last winter turned out be a sweeping education. So much so th...
01:14 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget GoPro app reaches Android, captures reckless Nexus adventures
GoPro left its Android-using audience hanging (from a paraglider) when it posted an iOS app for remote controlling its cameras, but the group won't have been in suspense for long. The action video c...
12:38 pm EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Emo Labs becomes ClearView Audio, assures product unveiling at CES 2013
We haven't heard a peep from Emo Labs since it was plugging its invisible speaker technology all those years ago, but now it's back with a fresh name and a full bank account. The company has dropped...
11:49 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Fraunhofer releases its 'CD-like' audio codecs to developers, lends a little HiFi to VoIP apps
For those who relish high fidelity but not high data consumption (and bills), Fraunhofer introduced its IIs Full-HD codec for Android and iOS earlier in the year, which is currently being used in ap...
11:00 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget SugarSync releases version 2.0 beta with new UI, drag-and-drop sharing and cross-device search
SugarSync's popular cloud sharing app just got a complete web and desktop makeover. Version 2.0 beta is now available in desktop, web and Android app flavors, bringing a handful of new features to s...
10:29 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg's App Portal brings its financial market terminals into the app store age
Monitoring financial data and trading stocks in the big leagues often means using a locked down Bloomberg terminal pre-loaded with sanctioned software, but now the platform has caught the app store ...
09:50 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget HTC requires more than 512MB of RAM for Jelly Bean updates, One V and Desire C to stay on ICS
HTC's reassured us in a freshly updated FAQ that the One X and One S will continue seeing Jelly Bean updates as soon as carrier testing is finished, and it's also given us some insight into how it d...
09:10 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Sky+ app update brings remote control features to iPhone, iPod touch
It's been a few months since UK TV operator Sky added remote control features to its iPad app, and now it's brought similar controls to the iPhone and iPod touch. The v4.2 update gives users brings ...
08:53 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 reaches some Galaxy Nexus phones early, grab the GSM version here
As Google Play groans under the clicks of early shoppers, Google's apparently got its software sorted too. A new file for Android 4.2 over at XDA-Developers matches reports we've had from some users...
08:53 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 reaches some Galaxy Nexus phones early, grab the GSM version here (update: Nexus 7, too)
As Google Play groans under the clicks of early shoppers, Google's apparently got its software sorted too. A new Android 4.2 file for the Galaxy Nexus over at XDA-Developers matches reports we've ha...
08:14 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 and 10 hit Australian Google Play store first, $20 Nexus 4 bumpers appear (update: Europe too)
While we wait for Google's latest to hit the virtual shelves in our neck of the woods, Australian buyers have already seen the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 go on sale, appearing around noon locally. AusDroi...
07:35 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung bringing 85-inch ultra high definition TV to CES
Samsung announced on Monday that it won 27 CES Innovation Awards for several of its products, but nested within a list of familiar honorees was a wildcard: an 85-inch ultra high definition TV. Bring...
06:31 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Louis CK to offer HBO show as DRM-free download, chip away at cable content deals
With certain exceptions, HBO has developed a reputation for being protective of where and how its content goes digital. That makes Louis CK's plans for a 2013 comedy special a slight jolt to the sys...
05:32 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Google Play Music adds gapless playback, automatic Instant Mixes
Google is expanding its media umbrella to cover more countries, and it's marking the occasion with a new version of the Google Play Music app for Android and Google TV. While there's no explicit men...
04:40 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Meizu to unveil MX2 flagship smartphone in Beijing on November 27
It's that time of the year again. Meizu's just sent out invitations for the upcoming launch of its new flagship device which, according to founder Jack Wong, will be dubbed MX2. While details are sc...
04:11 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Vizio Co-star update brings enhanced Google Play experience, boosts performance
Vizio has released an update that adds enhanced Google Play features and a performance boost to the affordable and adorable Vizio Co-star. Owners of the tiny Google TV box can now buy or rent direct...
03:16 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Voxeljet 3D printer used to produce Skyfall's Aston Martin stunt double
Spolier alert: a reoccurring cast member bids farewell in the latest James Bond flick. When the production of Skyfall called for the complete decimation a classic 1960 Aston Martin DB5, filmmakers o...
02:25 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 update for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 adds lock screen widgets and multi-user support
Google just pushed an OTA update to Android 4.2 for our Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 review units. As expected, the update adds lock screen widgets to both devices and multi-user support to the Nexus 10. We...
02:25 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 update for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 adds lock screen widgets and multi-user support (update: benchmarks)
Google just pushed an OTA update to Android 4.2 for our Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 review units. As expected, the update adds lock screen widgets to both devices and multi-user support to the Nexus 10. We...
02:25 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 update for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 adds lock screen widgets and multi-user support (benchmarks)
Google just pushed an OTA update to Android 4.2 for our Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 review units. As expected, the update adds lock screen widgets to both devices and multi-user support to the Nexus 10. We...
01:42 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller take the Windows reins
It's an eventful month for Microsoft in more ways than one -- its long-serving executive (and Windows lead) Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company, effective immediately. Internet Explorer, Office a...
01:42 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller take the Windows reins (update: Sinofsky email)
It's an eventful month for Microsoft in more ways than one -- its long-serving executive (and Windows lead) Steven Sinofsky is leaving the company, effective immediately. Internet Explorer, Office a...
01:29 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Triggertrap Mobile update adds WiFi control for device-laden shutterbugs
Triggertrap's automatic shutter release kit has come a long way since its humble Kickstarter debut, and today, yet another feature is being added to its iOS and Android apps -- wireless mode. The go...
12:44 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Titan supercomputer leads latest Top 500 list, newly-available Xeon Phi chips make strong debut
The supercomputer formerly known as Jaguar recently got an upgrade that was significant enough to earn it a new moniker, and it turns out that was also enough for it to claim the top stop on the lat...
12:44 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Titan supercomputer leads latest Top 500 list, newly-available Xeon Phi chip cracks top ten
The supercomputer formerly known as Jaguar recently got an upgrade that was significant enough to earn it a new moniker, and it turns out that was also enough for it to claim the top stop on the lat...
12:09 am EDT - Tue, November 13, 2012
Engadget Duke University creates 'perfect' one-directional microwave cloak, might lead to stealthier vehicles
Most attempts at cloaking, no matter the slice of spectrum, usually leave clues as to what's there -- even microwave cloaks can spoil the surprise through reflections. At Duke University, researcher...
11:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Take a very, very close look at the round-edged Wii U proprietary discs
There's something immediately striking about Nintendo's Wii U proprietary disc format that's hard to notice in photos -- it's got rounded edges, both outside and in. It feels different than any othe...
11:01 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 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...
10:47 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Fender unveils Squier USB Stratocaster that talks to iOS, lends cred to iPad jam sessions (video)
There's no shortage of instruments and peripherals to make GarageBand sing on iOS gear. Anyone jonesing for well-known instruments has had few options, however, which makes Fender's launch of a USB-...
10:35 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 12th - 18th)
While the fall TV premiere season may have cooled off (who's excited for the season premiere of Whitney? No one? Ok.) there's a slew of videogames and movies arriving for our home viewing pleasure. ...
10:23 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget MSI ships GX60 gaming laptop to the US, gives us high-end AMD gaming for $1,300
MSI made a reasonable case for AMD-based gaming when it unveiled the GX60 laptop back in September... just not for Americans looking to buy one right away. There's a better argument now that the 15....
09:57 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget HTC's One X+ and One VX set to arrive on AT&T November 16th
AT&T offered a one-two punch of HTC pricing and availability info today. November 16th was tipped off as the release date for the handset maker's One X+ and One VX. The higher end One X com...
09:30 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget tours Gogo's flying test plane, tries its improved ATG-4 in-flight WiFi (hands-on)
Gogo's test plane isn't your typical jet: it seats just nine passengers, and there's no bathroom; just a closet in the back stacked with networking gear. The company, easily the biggest name in in-f...
09:05 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Gogo launches next-gen in-flight internet, with better speeds and more capacity
Gogo is pretty much the standard for in-flight internet. But, as much as it's saved our workaholic butts on a number of occasions, we've always said there's room for improvement. Speeds are often on...
08:35 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II heading to Verizon in the 'coming weeks' for $130
The Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II has been officially unveiled as the latest QWERTY device coming to Verizon. We still don't know the exact date of arrival, but Big Red mentioned that it'll be head...
08:30 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Whyd mines YouTube, Soundcloud and others for songs Spotify can't deliver (hands-on)
Remember how long it took Spotify to end up in the States? The issue? Music rights, of course. Before it could make its way to our shores, the service had to strike deals with a bunch of record labe...
08:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Editorial: A conciliatory Apple would be real innovation
There are signs of a new attitude emanating from Cupertino, extending across Apple's relationship management of customers and competitors. One of the two most important things you can say in English...
07:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Asus 13.3-inch U38N Windows 8 VivoBook clears FCC packing AMD A8 Trinity internals
After launching a line of Intel packing VivoBook's, Asus is letting AMD in on the action with a Trinity APU A8-4555M-powered model that's just scored an FCC ticket to ride. The 1.55 kg (3.41 lb), 1...
07:17 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget DARPA SpaceView program enlists us to track space debris, save a satellite today (video)
Space junk is an undeniable problem when there's over 500,000 dead satellites, spacecraft pieces and other human-made obstacles that could crash into active orbiting vehicles. DARPA is more than a l...
06:50 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 12th: 50-inch Panasonic Viera HDTV and refurbished iPod touch
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 ...
06:21 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Acer unveils C7 Chromebook, portable cloud computing for just $199
We found ourselves quite enamored with Samsung's latest entry into the Chromebook line, mostly thanks to its incredibly low price of $250. Now Acer's done gone even lower: $199 for its new C7 Chrome...
06:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide for 2012! You've heard a thousand times how stressful this season is -- and we're not gonna lie, tech gift-giving is no cinch this year. With the recent arri...
05:34 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget NEC outs cloud computing facial recognition service for merchants
NEC has launched a $880 per month service in Japan that lets merchants profile customers using just a PC and video camera. The system uses facial recognition powered by the company's cloud computing...
05:16 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera for AT&T to be available November 16th for $500
Samsung and AT&T just gave us an official date and price for its upcoming Galaxy Camera: you can waltz into a store or online and pick one up beginning this Friday for $500 with or without a dat...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: ultraportables
85Welcome to the Engadget holiday gift guide! Picking presents for friends and loved ones is never a simple task, and with thousands of options for each category, buying technology can be an especial...
04:41 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Internet Explorer 10 preview for Windows 7 could be available tomorrow
Microsoft may well be releasing the preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 tomorrow, if tech blog ifanr has got it right. A Weibo post from the Chinese site claims that Roger Capriott...
04:19 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Wii U tablet controller and the death of your TV's remote control
Turning on an Xbox 360 / PlayStation 3 / Nintendo Wii: Walk to living room, pick up television controller. Turn on television, select input / applicable volume / etc. Put down television contr...
04:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 for AT&T: what's different?
A few days ago we reviewed the global version of Nokia's Lumia 920 flagship running Windows Phone 8. The handset's been available for purchase on AT&T since last Friday with a few carrier-specif...
03:31 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Valve's Newell says three different controllers are in hardware beta, already out in the wild
Valve's hardware beta is apparently getting underway ahead of schedule, as a recent 4chan group interview with company head Gabe Newell revealed that the beta's already in user testing. Moreover, Ne...
03:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget ZTE Nubia Z5 'high-end smartphone' shows off back and circular camera detail
Here's a closer look at the Chinese phone-maker's incoming premium smartphone, the ZTE Nubia Z5. While we're already expecting quad-core internals, a 13-megapixel camera and a 5-inch screen, it's ni...
02:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera unboxing (video)
Samsung's much-anticipated EK-GC100 Galaxy Camera finally hit stores in the UK late last week and we've managed to get our hands on one of the very first samples to cross the assembly line. We're pu...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Livescribe Sky WiFi Smartpen review
More Info Livescribe unleashes new Echo smartpen Livescribe outs the Sky WiFi Smartpen Smartpen leads to airport chaos For a relatively niche company that has only been around for fi...
01:32 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Ofcom: UK 4G spectrum bidding starts in January with 1.3 billion reserve
While Orange and T-Mobile love child EE has been doling out 4G to its clients for a bit now, rivals like O2 and Vodafone have been waiting for the chance just to bid on spectrum. Ofcom just announce...
01:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Lantronix xPrintServer Office Edition brings more control to iOS printing for $200
Lantronix's xPrintServer boxes have already enabled direct printing from iOS devices, but now there's a new Office Edition that promises a better work ethic. Replacing the older Network Edition, thi...
12:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Sony offers Limited 24K Gold Edition Xperia P as competition swag
Gold-caked gadgets are usually left to luxury manufacturers and modders, but now Sony is offering a slice of the high life with its "Limited 24K Gold Edition" Xperia P. The indulgent handset was spo...
12:04 pm EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 launch event to be held on January 30th
As RIM gradually inches towards the eventual launch of its new mobile OS, the company's now pinned down a concrete date for BlackBerry 10's full unveiling. It's the other side of 2012 and will happe...
11:21 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone 8 official preview available now (video)
Microsoft's rebuilt Skype app is now available to download for those early Windows Phone 8 shoppers. While we already took a tour of the new app last month, you're now able to do the same. New featu...
10:23 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget AMD's dual-GPU FirePro S10000 gobbles watts, spews out nearly 6 TFLOPs for server graphics
It can't be easy, running a modern IT department. Not only are people making ever more graphics-hungry demands on your servers, but NVIDIA and AMD are locked in an unending spec war that can make it ...
09:25 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey Windows Phone 8 leaked with Verizon branding
Federal filings aside, what we're staring at here is the first look at Samsung's initial US-bound Windows Phone 8. The ATIV Odyssey's certainly not going to be confused for the Galaxy S III ATIV S w...
09:00 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 review: a less expensive option for the Windows Phone crowd
More Info Windows Phone 8 review Nokia Lumia 920 review Nokia Lumia 820 announced The Lumia 820 has been tucked away behind the shadow of its bigger brother ever since it was reveale...
06:55 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Stanford self-healing plastic responds to touch, keeps prosthetics and touchscreens in one piece
Self-healing surfaces are theoretically the perfect solutions to easily worn-out gadgets, but our dreams come crashing down as soon as deliberate contact is involved; as existing materials don't con...
04:58 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Aakash 2 Android tablet materializes, costs around $35 for Indian students
It's a few months late, but at least it's hitting the streets for a few less dollars than expected. The Datawind-built Aakash 2 is finally a reality, launching in India on the nation's National Educ...
04:58 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Aakash 2 Android tablet materializes, costs around $21 for Indian students
It's a few months late, but at least it's hitting the streets for a few less dollars than expected. The Datawind-built Aakash 2 is finally a reality, launching in India on the nation's National Educ...
03:04 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget How would you change Panasonic's Eluga?
Oh Panasonic, you went to all of the trouble to develop these new phones, dream up a hilarious name and just months into the project, gave up and left Europe in a big sulk. Now it's time to begin th...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, November 12, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 5th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
11:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The time is right for Xbox Surface
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Rumors have swirled that Microsoft is developing a high-powered 7-inch gaming tablet dubbed Xbox Surface, the Reese'...
10:05 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Valve's Gabe Newell confirms work on new game engine, still won't answer your Half-Life 3 queries
"So what do you wanna know about that's not Half-Life 3?" Valve president Gabe Newell, laughing, asks a crowd of 4chan members who recently visited the Washington-based studio. The group's first que...
07:47 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Apple starts offering Passbook-enabled gift cards, may save our hides in holiday shopping
Gift cards often get a bad rap as the last resort in holiday shopping, what we supposedly get only when all hope of a carefully considered present has gone out the window. Apple isn't quite so cynci...
04:55 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Verizon confirms Droid DNA on its Droid Does portal, promises 'unboxing' on November 19th
Last we checked, there are about six days between Verizon / HTC's press event in New York City and November 19th. Which, by most counts, should be just enough time for the two companies to properly ...
03:54 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Ballmer says Microsoft Surface RT sales off to 'modest' start
Microsoft's been holding Surface for Windows RT sales figures close to its chest so far, but CEO Steve Ballmer has allowed in an interview with Le Parisien that the much ballyhooed tablet is off to ...
03:54 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Ballmer says Surface RT sales off to 'modest' start (update: Microsoft clarifies)
Microsoft's been holding Surface for Windows RT sales figures close to its chest so far, but CEO Steve Ballmer has allowed in an interview with Le Parisien that the much ballyhooed tablet is off to ...
03:15 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget UK court says Apple notice was 'false and misleading,' orders full repayment of Samsung's legal costs
Nothing truly says "I'm sorry" like a large sum of cash, and Apple will have to open up its wallet to Samsung thanks to "false and misleading" information it published in a court-ordered statement. ...
01:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Dyson Spheres, bladeless wind turbines and airless bike tires
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. Over at Inhabitat, the election hangover is finally star...
07:54 am EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget BMW's Performance sport steering wheel brings vehicle data right to your finger tips (video)
Extra information when driving can be useful, but also distracting. Enter BMW's new M Performance sport steering wheel -- which offers a whole bunch of data and information while letting you keep yo...
04:15 am EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: how do you secure a laptop without a Kensington slot?
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 Scott, who needs some peace of mind w...
02:08 am EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget HTC and Apple settle all patent issues, enter 10-year licensing deal
HTC has just confirmed that it's settled all of its ongoing patent disputes with Apple, opting into a 10-year licensing agreement. To refresh your memory, this particular saga begin back on March 2n...
02:00 am EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 5th, 2012
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, Virgin introduced a WiFi calling service in the UK, a ne...
12:02 am EDT - Sun, November 11, 2012
Engadget RIM plans 36-hour event giving away cash, PlayBooks to game developers porting to BlackBerry 10
While RIM has already taken to directly rewarding developers who write for BlackBerry 10 in order to stock up its app catalog, it's about to offer a slightly stronger incentive for the gaming crowd....
10:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 11.10.12: the contagious smell of fear, finding Bigfoot, and the theory of everything
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. There are some questions that have puzzled the human race more or less since the dawn of time. Why ar...
07:30 pm EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Acer CloudMobile review: an ambitious Android phone that arrived a little too late
More Info Acer CloudMobile hands-on at MWC 2012 Acer CloudMobile moves to China, dumps Android for Aliyun Acer CloudMobile available in the UK at long last, is priced at £290 I...
04:45 pm EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Sprint adding Spotify Premium to carrier billing for Android customers starting November 11th
A few months back Sprint's Android customers gained the option to charge Google Play purchases to their monthly wireless bill. In an effort to keep the carrier billing party going, the Now Network w...
03:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam review: stay for the projector, but nothing more
With a seemingly endless stream of flagship phones hitting the market before the holiday season, it can be easy to forget some of the other devices that play a more niche audience. The Samsung Galax...
01:25 pm EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget TI-84 calculator with color screen surfaces, geeks giddy with anticipation
Texas Instrument's TI-84 makes quick work of graphs and equations like nobody's business, but it's done so for years while clinging to an outdated black and white screen. Now, however, it looks like ...
11:16 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Hisense T770 takes thin-bezel 3D TVs to the masses from $800
We've seen a few TVs with thin bezels in our time -- some affordable, some not so much -- but they usually sell at prices that have many of us turning to less than elegant screens. If Hisense has it...
09:17 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Intel's NUC mini-PC internals exposed, available for around $300 in early December
Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is just about ready for store shelves, and Anandtech managed to get their hands on the DC3217BY model to provide us an early inside look at the mini-PC. Clearly ...
07:15 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's November security updates include critical Windows 8 and RT patches
Microsoft recently issued its "Security Bulletin Advance Notification" for this month, detailing which operating systems and software will be updated on November 13th. While many products are being ...
05:14 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Google services grind to a halt in China, political transition suspected as the culprit
As eagerly as Google has gone through routing acrobatics to minimize the Chinese government's ability to censor and spy on its its services, it's still at the mercy of the Great Firewall. The compan...
05:14 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Google services grind to a halt in China, political transition suspected as the culprit (update)
As eagerly as Google has gone through routing acrobatics to minimize the Chinese government's ability to censor and spy on its its services, it's still at the mercy of the Great Firewall. The compan...
03:15 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget Sony ships Xperia advance to the US, offers unlocked ruggedness for $300 or less
Americans who likes the Sony Xperia go's approach to lifeproof smartphone design won't have to live vicariously through their overseas friends anymore. Keeping up its recent habit of selling unlocke...
01:27 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget ARM chief tosses Moore's Law out with the trash, says efficiency rules all
ARM CEO Warren East already has a tendency to be more than a bit outspoken on the future of computing, and he just escalated the war of words with an assault on the industry's sacred cow: Moore's La...
12:17 am EDT - Sat, November 10, 2012
Engadget NASA building Space Launch System with laser melting, adapts 3D printing for the skies (video)
As we know it, 3D printing is usually confined to small-scale projects like headphones. NASA is ever so slightly more ambitious. It's using a closely related technique from Concept Laser, selective ...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ tenatively rooted for the paper UI-phobic (video)
There's no doubt that Barnes & Noble in love with the paper-like interface of the Nook HD+. Not all of its new owners are quite so taken with the retro chic, with the proof being XDA-Develo...
11:26 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ tentatively rooted for the paper UI-phobic (video)
There's no doubt that Barnes & Noble in love with the paper-like interface of the Nook HD+. Not all of its new owners are quite so taken with the retro chic, with the proof being XDA-Develo...
10:52 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean update starts rolling out to Verizon's Droid RAZR M
We know not all Motorola handsets will be lucky enough to be on the receiving end of Mountain View's Jelly Bean OS, but the Droid RAZR M, on the other hand, is now being prepped to get a taste of An...
10:14 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Apple gives App Store categories their own highlights, lets niche apps have 15 minutes of fame
It's tough to find truly stellar mobile apps, no matter what platform you're running, and that's even truer when delving into categories. Apple has made a gesture towards giving more titles their mo...
09:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget ASUS, Google offer monetary compenstation for Nexus 7 tablets bought before price drop
Bought yourself a shiny new Nexus 7 before just before the priced dropped on October 29th and feel a bit slighted? ASUS and Google want to turn your frown upside down, each offering their own compen...
09:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget ASUS, Google offer monetary compensation for Nexus 7 tablets bought before price drop
Bought yourself a shiny new Nexus 7 just before the priced dropped on October 29th and feel a bit slighted? ASUS and Google want to turn your frown upside down, each offering their own compensation....
09:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget PSA: Get your Windows Phone 8 from AT&T starting today
Now that we've got the dates and prices sorted, all you need to do is get yourself to the nearest AT&T store (or one of those source links below) today to pick up either of Nokia's Windows Phone...
08:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Mac mini review (2012)
More Info Mac Mini updated in two new flavors, at $599 for i5 dual-core and $999 for i7 quad-core server model iFixit opens up new Mac Mini, has no trouble putting it all back together ag...
07:58 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Samsung, Philips, LG and others reportedly set to face EU regulatory fines for CRT price fixing
Samsung SDI, Philips, LG, Technicolor, Panasonic and Toshiba are said to be facing heavy fines from the European Commission due to alleged involvement in a TV cathode-ray tube price fixing ring. Acc...
07:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget's next reader meetup is in New York City this month! More tickets available!
Do you feel that? There's excitement in the air. The next Engadget reader meetup is approaching. We're still buzzing from our Seattle event and are excited to bring some of that gadgety magic to the...
07:01 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 upgrade diary: gaming and performance
It's been a brisk and mostly enjoyable two weeks since the launch of Windows 8 and the start of this diary. Whereas my last entry was all about productivity, there's now been ample opportunity to re...
06:41 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8X, Galaxy S III Mini and Xperia J available on Three UK today
Three customers in the UK have three new options when deciding how to spend their smartphone dollar (or pound, as it were). Starting today the carrier will now be be home to HTC's Windows Phone 8X, ...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 review: an affordable entry-level Android handset for T-Mobile
Just when we thought LG was done with its Optimus L-series for the year, the Korean company surprised us with the LG Optimus L9, which replaces the Optimus L7 at the low-end range. The L-series devi...
06:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget LG Optimus L9 review: an affordable mid-level Android handset for T-Mobile
Just when we thought LG was done with its Optimus L-series for the year, the Korean company surprised us with the LG Optimus L9, which replaces the Optimus L7 at the low-end range. The L-series devi...
05:37 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget China Mobile's Lumia 920T packs a Snapdragon S4 Pro, better graphics performance
Buying a shiny new flagship and finding out international variants are tricked out better than yours is never much fun. Well, China Mobile has Weiboed (is that right?) that its Lumia 920T variant wi...
05:05 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8X for AT&T: what's different?
We recently reviewed the global (HSPA+) version of HTC's Windows Phone 8X, the first handset to cross our desks running Microsoft's newly minted mobile OS. Starting today you'll be able to purc...
04:40 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget ESA, NASA test interplanetary internet by remote controlling a Lego robot from the ISS
NASA (and the ESA) have long been working on a multi-planet internet that can link up spaceships, probes and rovers, but they've at last brought the experimentation from the broad scale to smaller d...
04:11 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Satellite U925t review: with its first Windows 8 convertible, Toshiba bets big on the slider
You can't see our New York City office right now, but it's something of a laptop menagerie. We just finished reviewing a laptop whose screen flips inside its hinge, and now we're testing an Ultraboo...
03:53 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 316 - 11.09.2012
Couple of questions. Is it Friday yet? The Engadget Podcast tells us that it is. And, where's it at? Two podcasters and a microphone, that's where it's at, which was at AOL HQ in NYC, and is now in ...
03:35 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Xbox 360 USB storage quietly doubled from 16GB to 32GB in latest dashboard update
It seems that Microsoft's latest dashboard update to the Xbox 360 was little more than a trojan horse for a super secret USB storage update from the original 16GB cap to 32GB -- you can't fool us, M...
02:53 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Notion Ink's Adam II greets Twitter with blurry eyes
Notion Ink's first generation Adam tablet was an undoubtedly intriguing, but fairly flawed device. But while the company offered the promise of fixing up some of those concerns with gen two, we have...
02:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 65 arrives with the Jelly Bean-wielding Nexus 4 and Nexus 10
Like its Sunshine State neighbors, Google also had a gadget arsenal to unveil this fall. The folks in Mountain View trotted out the latest duo, the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, without a huge press event a...
02:03 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget GLBenchmark rats out possible Acer Iconia Tab A220 with Tegra 3, Jelly Bean
Device testing site GLBenchmark has a knack for sniffing out real products before manufacturers are ready to parade them, so our ears perked up when we saw a certain Acer Iconia Tab A220 pop up on i...
01:27 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Epson's video board pumps composite inputs to the Moverio BT-100 headset (video)
Bummed that your $700 Moverio BT-100 headset doesn't have video input? Well, Epson's here to tease you with a board that plugs into the trackpad and accepts any composite video source. Despite best...
12:39 pm EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget AMD shutters key Linux support lab in Germany as part of company-wide layoffs
The pain from recently announced job cuts by AMD could ripple out to the Linux community, as the chipmaker has shut down a small but important Linux OS research facility in Dresden, Germany. The cen...
11:54 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft outlines Internet Explorer 10 differences between Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 together mark a rare confluence for Microsoft: they represent the first instance of the company's desktop and phone platforms sharing the same browser base, and that ha...
11:01 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Google kicks Xperia S Android Open Source Project out of its nest, Sony takes it under its wing (video)
After just under three months of development, Google's wrapped up its experimental work on bringing the Sony Xperia S into the Android Open Source Project fold. According to Sony, AOSP Technical Lea...
10:01 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget GameFly's digital distribution client officially exits beta, celebrates with free copies of Bioshock
After nearly a year of testing, GameFly is ready to pull the beta qualifier off of its PC game distribution client. The desktop software serves not only as a digital storefront for PC games, but als...
09:01 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Opera Web Pass goes live in Malaysia, provides short-term mobile data access on demand
Opera introduced a new approach to pay-as-you-go mobile data today, but unless you currently live in Malaysia, you'll only be able to read of the latest advancement. Known as the Opera Web Pass, the...
08:00 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget A week with the iPhone 5 on EE, the UK's first 4G network
More Info EE LTE speed test EE details UK 4G pricing: Unlimited calls, texts and 500MB of data starts at £36 EE confirms Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and Samsung Galaxy S III among firs...
07:19 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon says HTC 8X will ship 'by 1113', red model due on the 21st
Waiting to get a taste of HTC's first Windows Phone 8 device on Verizon? Big Red's website says you won't have to wait beyond next week for your first shot, indicating HTC 8X pre-orders ($199 on 2-y...
07:19 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Verizon says HTC 8X will ship 'by 1113', red model due on the 21st (Update: Lumia 822 too)
Waiting to get a taste of HTC's first Windows Phone 8 device on Verizon? Big Red's website says you won't have to wait beyond next week for your first shot, indicating HTC 8X pre-orders ($199 on 2-y...
07:15 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Pulse 3.0 update for iOS and Android brings new design, better search and more
Pulse might have launched that browser-based app back in August, but most of its customers still use its mobile app. Lucky for them, both iOS and Android versions of the app have been updated to Pul...
06:30 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget FedEx makes shipping packages to Facebook friends easier with new 'Ship to Friends' app
What's better than saving some precious and valuable time, right? Well, if you're a power Facebook resident and FedEx is your carrier of choice, then you'll be be happy to hear all about Ship to Fri...
05:46 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget VMultra bundles USB hub, DVD drive, SD slot and 500GB HDD to form ultimate laptop peripheral
While Velocity Micro announced the VMultra earlier this year at CES, it's only now ready for primetime. The VMultra combines a USB hub, an SD card slot, a DVD±RW drive and 500GB of storage in...
05:02 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Hitachi intros UltraVision LED TVs with Roku-ready HDMI, freshens Value TVs and sound bars for the fall
Although Hitachi was one of the first in line to promise support for Roku Streaming Sticks through MHL, it didn't have much more to say without the TVs to back up the claim. The second half of the p...
04:10 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is coming home any way you want, YouTube's up first
Arguably the best science fiction series in some time, Battlestar Galactica aired its last season almost three years ago with a few spinoffs since. The latest spinoff movie is the prequel Blood &...
03:24 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Urine-powered generator produces six hours of electricity per bathroom break
We've all heard the expression "haste makes waste," but how about waste making energy? At the fourth annual Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria, a quartet of teenage girls ages 14 through 15 have c...
02:39 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Canada claims HTC 8X, Nokia Lumia 920 ship in earnest to Rogers on November 12th
American carriers have almost been tripping over themselves to pin down release dates for their Windows Phone 8 devices, but we've heard precious little for those north of the border. Microsoft Cana...
01:48 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Netduino Plus 2 offers four times the speed, full round of futureproofing (video)
The original Netduino Plus was a welcome alternative for Arduino developers that had its limits -- even networking was almost a step too far. Secret Labs doesn't want any of us to bump our heads on ...
01:08 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget Arduino Micro shrinks your favorite DIY platform down to ridiculous proportions
With the Arduino Leonardo, everyone's favorite hackable microcontroller turned a new page. Now it's time to bring that simplified design and slightly expanded feature set to the rest of the family, ...
12:17 am EDT - Fri, November 9, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA's revenue hits a record $1.20 billion for Q3 powered by Tegra 3 tablets, Kepler GPUs
Just as it predicted, NVIDIA's earnings show revenue rose again in Q3, to a new record high of $1.20 billion, 15.3 percent higher than in Q2 up 12.9 percent from the same period last year. Its profi...
11:41 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Intel launches 8-core Itanium 9500, teases Xeon E7-linked Kittson
Intel's Itanium processor launches are few and far between given that only so many need its specialized grunt, but that just makes any refresh so much larger -- and its new Itanium 9500 certainly ex...
11:07 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Tumblr for iOS goes native: now with redesigned Dashboard, improved notifications and more
Just as Facebook did a while back, Tumblr, too, has decided to rebuild its iOS application from the ground up. Inside this new version (3.2), daily users of the blogging service will find a complete...
10:42 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon CFO: LTE rollout should wrap up by mid-2013, months ahead of expectations
Most of Verizon's strategy talk surrounding its long-term LTE plans has conservatively aimed at upgrading all existing coverage areas to 4G by the end of 2013. If we're to believe a CFO Fran Shammo ...
10:16 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Evernote 5 now available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
It was just a few days ago that Evernote proudly teased us by saying it's fifth major release on Cupertino's mobile platform would be "coming soon," but the good news is the revamped note-taking app...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Google Play Movies, Music reach Australia, Canada and parts of Europe on November 13th
Google's long-awaited offering of Google Play Movies and Music on Google TV may have answered a longstanding demand for streaming access from some viewers, but it still left many of those outside of...
09:51 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Google Play Movies, Music reach Australia, Canada and parts of Europe on November 13th (update: Google scales it back)
Google's long-awaited offering of Google Play Movies and Music on Google TV may have answered a longstanding demand for streaming access from some viewers, but it still left many of those outside of...
09:30 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Manhattan island's been battered by storm after storm, but we're ready to make our triumphant return to the sound studio for another extra-classic episode of the Engadget Podcast. No Tim this week, ...
09:03 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has YouTube livestreaming built-in on 360, PS3 and PC, not on Wii U
Competitive multiplayer games, such as industry standard Call of Duty, are what make the world of e-sports a reality. And livestreaming of those games is the lifeblood of that community, primarily d...
08:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Skype announces new 'In the Workplace' platform for small businesses
Skype has made itself present in many different areas around the globe, but the Microsoft-owned service is now looking to enter (and hopefully be a part of) a more business-oriented field. With the ...
08:36 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Skype announces new 'In the Workspace' platform for small businesses
Skype has made itself present in many different areas around the globe, but the Microsoft-owned service is now looking to enter (and hopefully be a part of) a more business-oriented field. With the ...
08:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Huawei MediaPad 10 review: test-driving the company's first 10-inch tablet
More Info Huawei MediaPad 10 eyes-on Huawei MediaPad 10 hands-on (video) Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD hitting stores starting in September Toward the end of Huawei's Mobile World Congress ...
07:56 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget AT&T changes its tune, offers FaceTime over cellular on any tiered data plan
Well, it's no secret that AT&T ruffled some feathers with its decision to make FaceTime over cellular available only to those on shared data plans. Well, after what we can only assume was some d...
07:56 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget AT&T decides to offer FaceTime over cellular, but only on LTE devices with tiered data plans (update: sometimes on 3G)
Well, it's no secret that AT&T ruffled some feathers with its decision to make FaceTime over cellular available only to those on shared data plans. After what we can only assume was some deep so...
07:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Hulu adds Kids section for little streamers, updates PS3 app with renewed remote support
Whether you have streaming-savvy children, or are just a big kid yourself, Hulu has added a new section to its bulging catalogue specifically for you. Hulu Kids puts all the ad-free shows available ...
06:57 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget AT&T: HTC Windows Phone 8X available in stores tomorrow
The pricing was already known, but the only availability we were given was "by Thanksgiving." Now, AT&T has announced that the HTC Windows Phone 8X will be in stores and online starting tomorrow...
06:31 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Melotweet: Evian makes Twitter musical, encourages you to buy water (video)
We do love quirky iPad apps that help us make music in unusual ways, and this is the first we've seen that turns Twitter into part of that process. Melotweet is a promotional app from Evian*, that t...
06:07 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Verizon to offer Nokia Lumia 822 for $100 and HTC Windows Phone 8X for $200, both to go on sale by Thanksgiving
Verizon's had a couple days to mull over its response to AT&T's Windows Phone 8 pricing, and it's now ready to make its intentions known: the Nokia Lumia 822 and HTC Windows Phone 8X will both b...
06:01 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle introduces Sword & Sworcery to Android, packed with five other games
Are you tired of your antagonistic friend Kevin berating you for not having played Capybara and Jim Guthrie collaboration Sword & Sworcery? "You've never played Sword & Sworcery? Dude, you s...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Baseline Modbook Pro gets its RAM, storage and touchscreen sensitivity doubled, stays at $3,500
The first batch of Modbook Pros have yet to make their way to owners, but the base model is already getting a spec bump. The Macbook come tablet will have its RAM boosted from 4GB to 8GB and its sol...
06:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Baseline Modbook Pro gets its RAM, storage and screen sensitivity doubled, stays at $3,500
The first batch of Modbook Pros have yet to make their way to owners, but the base model is already getting a spec bump. The Macbook come tablet will have its RAM boosted from 4GB to 8GB and its sol...
05:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget LaCie PetiteKey USB flash drive: slim and discreet, for files of the private variety
What if the key to your home continued to get smaller and smaller? Would that be something you'd cheer or loathe? Thankfully, that's not the question we're posing today -- instead, we're wondering i...
05:01 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Google Free Zone comes to the Philippines: access Google+, Gmail and Google Search without charge
Luckily for some, Google has thing for dishing out free internet, which is probably why it's teamed up with Filipino carrier Globe to test out complimentary access to its services. Available now, Fr...
04:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget MIT ear-powered wireless sensor sustains its charge through sound
You wouldn't immediately think of the ear's cochlea as an energy source, but MIT knows that every mammal effectively has a pair of very small power plants because of the ionized environment. School ...
03:58 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Cray unleashes 100 petaflop XC30 supercomputer with up to a million Intel Xeon cores
Cray has just fired a nuclear salvo in the supercomputer wars with the launch of its XC30, a 100 petaflop-capable brute that can scale up to one million cores. Developed in conjunction with DARPA, t...
03:27 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Potentially inhabitable super-Earth discovered in 6 planet solar system
When we do eventually reduce the Earth to an uninhabitable wasteland through our careless consumption of natural resources and inevitable nuclear wars, we'll need someplace else to go. We haven't pi...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget AT&T ships $100 Samsung Galaxy Express, $50 MiFi Liberate hotspot on November 16th
AT&T will have more to come after its Windows Phone 8 launches are underway this month, as it's has committing to launching two of its previously promised affordable devices on November 16th. It...
02:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget OTA Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update arrives on Galaxy Note 10.1 in Germany
Live in Germany, own a Galaxy Note 10.1 and need a Jelly Bean-based sugar fix? You're in luck, as the Android 4.1.1 update Samsung promised back in September has touched-down in Deutschland. The 300...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget That's an affirmative on BlackBerry 10 security certification, sir
RIM may be falling out of favor with certain government departments, but it's not removing the earpiece or pocketing the shades just yet. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has grant...
01:29 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget GroupMe moves up to v4.0, embraces the iPad
Group messaging service GroupMe has just been bumped up to version 4.0, and now plays well with the iPad. The refresh may not be as profound as the last big one, but brings with it a slew of design ...
01:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Meridian launches indoor GPS SDK, Macy's first to launch with it embedded
Meridian's indoor GPS technology has been the sole preserve of companies prepared to build their apps from inside Meridian's custom editor. Now, however, it's opened up the platform, introducing a p...
12:31 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Starbucks begins offering Square Wallet purchases from today
While you probably won't be able to get Jack Dorsey to buy you a grande spearmint green tea the next time you go for coffee (we should know, we've tried), you can at least use his payment service. Y...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 004 - 11.08.2012
Nokia's new Lumia 920 gets the Mat treatment, Steve presses Nikon's buttons (in Sharif's absence), and Jamie pours one out for MSN messenger. All the while, Dan wants to help Apple to re-write its a...
11:25 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III dethrones iPhone 4S as smartphone sales champ for Q3 2012
The Galaxy S III has overtaken Apple's iPhone 4S for the first time ever to become the top selling smartphone for Q3 2012, according to Strategy Analytics. Samsung claimed the pole position by shipp...
11:08 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Google Shopper adds push notifications, new UI and more with 3.0 update
Google Shopper has just gotten the bump to version 3.0 with an update that brings a roster of fresh features, including a new UI with speedier navigation and larger images. In addition to the fresh ...
10:31 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Jam with Chrome: Google reinvents browser-based band practice (video)
Wish you could spend your downtime practicing your guitar licks with your friends, but lack a garage and / or sympathetic neighbors? Google's just made both problems moot with its browser-based musi...
09:54 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Sandvine: Netflix up to 29 percent of North American internet traffic, YouTube is fast on the rise
When we last checked in on one of Sandvine's traffic studies, Netflix had just edged past BitTorrent as the largest source of internet traffic in North America while YouTube was still a small-timer....
09:21 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle Paperwhite update optimizes your Manga mania, offers quicker settings
Amazon is on the cusp of launching the complete Kindle line in Japan, so it's only right that the online retailer fine-tune its firmware for local reading habits. A new version 5.3.0 update for the ...
08:01 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Timbuk2 Power Commute carries your gadgets, keeps 'em charged for $199 (hands-on)
If you're like us, every one of your mobile devices could use a performance boost in one crucial area: battery life. Timbuk2 saw the exigency to keep phones, tablets, PMPs and cameras in the juice, ...
08:00 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Angry Birds Star Wars adds sci-fi flavor to bird flinging, available today, we go hands-on
Finland's biggest game studio is heading back into the coop, pulling out its Angry Birds franchise for yet another go on a whole mess of platforms -- this time, even Windows 8 and its mobile counter...
07:00 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash launches the Kisai Maru watch, lets you live out your Tony Stark fantasies (video)
It's that time of the week when Tokyoflash launches another one of its charming, barely-decipherable timepieces. Except, this time out, the face is eminently readable -- with the only baffling addit...
06:41 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile USA Q3 2012 earnings: Revenue drops 6 percent to $4.9 billion, profit down 15 percent
T-Mobile USA just announced its Q3 2012 financials, and both revenue and profits are down over last year. The company took in $4.9 billion, 6.4 percent less than last year, and earned $1.2 billion, ...
05:44 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Lenovo Q2 earnings reveal record high sales of $8.7 billion, highest-ever PC market share
PC maker Lenovo has reported its earnings for Q2, and there was plenty of good news: $8.7 billion in sales, a record high, a PC market share of 15.6 percent, it's largest ever and operating profit o...
04:43 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Advanced ticket sales for The Hobbit start, 450 theaters are ready for 48 fps 3D
Even if you aren't a Peter Jackson fan, you might still be interesting in seeing what all the fuss is about regarding the latest theater technology, 48 fps. It shouldn't be too hard either, because ...
04:18 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget LG's 29-inch EA93 is the world's first 21:9 ultrawidescreen monitor, launches this month in Korea
While "ultrawidescreen" 21:9 aspect ratio HDTVs haven't taken off despite several attempts, LG is bringing the formfactor to the desktop with its new EA93 UltraWide LCD monitor. Measuring at 29-inch...
03:23 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm Q4 2012 earnings: $4.87 billion in revenue, $1.27 billion net profit
With Qualcomm's powerful, versatile and efficient Snapdragon S4 taking the mobile world by storm, it should come as no surprise that the company's accountants are smiling more than ever. Today, the ...
01:58 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8S hits the FCC with North American 3G, gives the US a horrible tease
Unlike Nokia, all of HTC's Windows Phone effort in the US this fall has been centered on the high-end, through the Windows Phone 8X. That makes the FCC appearance of its budget cousin, the 8S, borde...
01:20 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Sony Network Entertainment prez Tim Schaaff retires, will remain on board of directors
Tim Schaaff came over to Sony from Apple back in 2005 with a mission of aligning its vast consumer electronics and entertainment interests, and today the company has announced he's retiring from his...
12:44 am EDT - Thu, November 8, 2012
Engadget Marshall Major 50 FX 50th anniversary headphones now available for $170
Practically synonymous with Rock 'n' Roll, premium audio equipment maker Marshall is celebrating 50 years of sound with the release of its Major 50 FX headphones. Priced at $170, these celebratory c...
11:36 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget MR-808 recreates Roland drum machine with robot instruments, puts them in an 808 State (video)
Music lovers will often tell you that Roland's TR-808 gave birth to modern music. Acid house, rap, techno and other genres owe some of their original (and even current) sounds to that synthetic beat...
10:33 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U vs. Nintendo Wii ... fight!
The first thing we noticed about Nintendo's next console when we last got our hands on it was the length -- the Wii U is Nintendo's longest console yet. Sure, sure, there's a tablet controller and H...
10:17 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Blue Microphones Spark Digital now available, wields USB and iOS mobile recording for $199
The final member of the Blue Microphones trio that we saw introduced back at CES is finally hitting shelves. Blue's dual-connecting Spark Digital is now shipping from Apple and Best Buy with other r...
09:27 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Apple exec Eddy Cue joins Ferrari board of directors, raises hopes for truly high-tech exotic cars
Ferrari loves to extol the advances found in its drivetrains, but the unspoken rule is that its interior technology leaves something to be desired; unless you're thinking of a 458's manettino, even ...
09:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 157 - 11.07.2012
Like a sunny breeze after a brutal storm, the Engadget Mobile Podcast is back again to brighten your otherwise gloomy mobile news week with tales of new phones from different operational dimensions ...
08:28 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget TI details the wireless power chip in the Lumia 920, offers four times the charging area
If you're one of the first on your block to have picked up a Nokia Lumia 920, you might wonder why it's so forgiving with where you set it down on the wireless charging pad. TI is more than willing ...
07:41 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget DC Comics brings a veritable justice league of titles to Kindle, iBooks and Nook Stores
Not that there's been any lack of ways to get Batman or Supes on your chosen tablet, between Comixology and the devoted DC app, but if you happened to need on more, the publisher announced today tha...
07:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Rogers overhauls its cellphone plans to offer unlimited voice and text, hook Canadians on data
Most larger North American cellular carriers still base their plans around voice minutes -- how quaintly 2006 of them. We're in an era of smartphones now, and Canada's Rogers is revamping its plans ...
07:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Rogers overhauls its cellphone plans to offer unlimited voice and text, hook Canadians on data (update: Bell and Telus too)
Most larger North American cellular carriers still base their plans around voice minutes -- how quaintly 2006 of them. We're in an era of smartphones now, and Canada's Rogers is revamping its plans ...
06:24 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 7th: digital cameras, mechanical keyboards and subwoofers
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
05:27 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sprint updates Samsung Galaxy Note II with Multi-Window feature
Multi-Window is a key feature for the Samsung Galaxy Note II because it adds split-screen functionality to the device's 5.5-inch display -- allowing you to run two apps at the same time -- but unfor...
05:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget SkyDrive app gains Windows Phone 8 support in version 3.0
After just a few short months at v2.0, Microsoft's own SkyDrive app is now sitting pretty at 3.0. What's an extra point get you? For starters, it'll support all incoming Windows Phone 8 products, an...
04:42 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget iZettle launches on EE, aims to let UK merchants dabble in plastic
iZettle has just launched its Android and iOS payment platform on EE in the UK, giving small businesses a cheap way to get paid through Visa, American Express, Diner's Club and Mastercard. For a &po...
04:13 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Office for Android and iOS purportedly caught in screenshots, won't lure away Surface loyalists
We're wondering if Microsoft is a master of the non-denial. While it has twice downplayed rumors of an upcoming Office for competing mobile platforms, supposed new screenshots and details from The V...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an ASUS S400 Windows 8 Ultrabook, courtesy of TigerDirect!
Microsoft's finally released the Windows 8 hounds, and retailers aren't skipping a beat on stocking up on pre-loaded hardware. TigerDirect is one such outlet eager to get you hooked up with a Window...
03:27 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sony rolls out update to Xperia T and TX for Miracast mirroring, extra-long standby
Sony Xperia T and TX owners won't have to wait until the eventual Jelly Bean update to eke some new life out of their software. From this week onwards, the Bond-blessed Android phone is getting an u...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Mastercard previewing smartphone internet payment system with in-person security strength
Mastercard is already a big fish in the still tiny NFC contactless payment pond, and now it wants to take that same technology to a veritable ocean -- internet sales. The plastic purveyor is tag-tea...
03:03 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Mastercard previewing smartphone web payment system with in-person security strength
Mastercard is already a big fish in the still tiny NFC contactless payment pond, and now it wants to take that same technology to a veritable ocean -- internet sales. The plastic purveyor is tag-tea...
02:41 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Nyko's TegraZone PlayPad game controllers now available: two different styles for $39.99 each
The PlayPad and the PlayPad Pro controllers from Nyko have just reported for Android gaming duties, each carrying a $39.99 sticker. There's no sign of the multicolored options we saw back in June, b...
02:25 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget AT&T to spend $14 billion over the next three years on broadband, wireless infrastructure
AT&T has announced that it will be dropping a cool $14 billion over the next three years or so to beef up its wireless and wireline broadband networks. Project Velocity IP (VIP) will see the com...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Chromebook review (2012)
More Info Google launches 11.6-inch ARM-based Samsung Chromebook: $249, 6.5-hour battery, 1080p video Hands-on with Google's $249, ARM-based Chromebook Samsung Chromebook Series 5 550...
01:31 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget PlayStation: The Official Magazine being shuttered, will say farewell with holiday issue
The publisher of PlayStation: The Official Magazine has confirmed to Game Informer that the Sony-minded periodical will board up its doors by year's end. This isn't the first gaming zine that publis...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Drift HD Ghost helmet cam available to pre-order today for $400
Drift has updated its HD action camera to help you better document your Baumgartner-esque death defying acts. The Drift HD Ghost gets a two-inch LCD screen with a refreshed control setup and chunky,...
01:00 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Drift HD Ghost helmet cam available to pre-order today for $400 (video)
Drift has updated its HD action camera to help you better document your Baumgartner-esque death defying acts. The Drift HD Ghost gets a two-inch LCD screen with a refreshed control setup and chunky,...
12:59 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget US Cellular takes hit on LTE devices, sees profits nearly halve in Q3 2012
US Cellular's latest figures show that the network saw its revenues remaining constant, but net profits nearly halve compared to the same period in the previous year. It coined $35.5 million in 2012...
12:59 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget US Cellular takes hit on LTE devices, profits halved to $35.5 million in Q3 2012
US Cellular's latest figures show that while the network saw its revenues remain constant, net profits fell by nearly half compared to the same period last year. It coined $35.5 million in net profi...
12:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sprint pays US Cellular $480 million for spectrum and customers
Sprint has cemented a deal with US Cellular to pick up its PCS spectrum and around 585,000 customers across the Midwest. The deal will land the newly-owned company 30MHz within the 1900 MHz band acr...
12:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sprint pays US Cellular $480 million for Midwest spectrum and customers
Sprint has cemented a deal with US Cellular to pick up its PCS spectrum and around 585,000 customers across the Midwest. The deal will land the newly-owned company 30MHz within the 1900 MHz band acr...
12:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sprint pays US Cellular $480 million for Midwest spectrum and customers (update: 1,000 jobs lost)
Sprint has cemented a deal with US Cellular to pick up its PCS spectrum and around 585,000 customers across the Midwest. The deal will land the newly-owned company 30MHz within the 1900 MHz band acr...
12:46 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sprint pays US Cellular $480 million for Midwest spectrum and customers (update 2: 980 jobs lost)
Sprint has cemented a deal with US Cellular to pick up its PCS spectrum and around 585,000 customers across the Midwest. The deal will land the newly-owned company 30MHz within the 1900 MHz band acr...
12:25 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U unboxed alongside more details: Multiple users, 'karaoke' microphones and Wii U Chat
Nintendo took to UStream again to announce even more details for its impending new console. The company's CEO was on hand to detail exactly what comes in the box with a very official-looking opening...
12:25 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U unboxed alongside more details: Multiple users, 'karaoke' microphones and Wii U Chat (video)
Nintendo took to UStream again to announce even more details for its impending new console. The company's CEO was on hand to detail exactly what comes in the box with a very official-looking opening...
12:01 pm EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody announces redesigned Android app, adds new Replay feature
Only a few weeks have gone by since Rhapsody updated its Android app to v3.0, but today the self-titled number one music subscription service has announced an all-new version of its tune-streaming a...
11:00 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung bundles Assassin's Creed III with SSD 840 Pro to spark a sales revolution, ships the 840 line
Samsung's experiment with a Ghost Recon SSD bundle must have been a hit with gamers, since it's coming back for a second round the very same year. The upgrade-minded buying 128GB, 256GB or 512GB ver...
10:01 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Did ZTE just flaunt a 5.9-inch, full HD Windows Phone?
ZTE's marketing chief, Lu Qian Hao, has tweeted out a picture to China's Weibo site of a previously unseen Windows Phone handset, along with a few telling specs: 5.9-inch display, 1920 x 1080 resolu...
09:31 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Wii U's Miiverse, Chat, TVii, and eShop features will arrive in a day-one software update
Are you ready for Nintendo's Wii U console to arrive in a couple of weeks, packing not only a GamePad but also extensive online-enabled features like the Miiverse, Wii U Chat, TVii and eShop? Good, ...
08:56 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget AT&T selling Nokia's Lumia 920 for $450 off-contract
It's an understatement to say that the Lumia 920 is priced "to sell," and that doesn't just mean with AT&T's carrier subsidy. If you'd prefer to own your smartphone outright, you can snag the ha...
08:03 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Sony's Alpha A99 gets torn apart, exposes its 35mm full-frame sensor (video)
There's a good chance ripping apart Sony's Alpha A99 isn't on the to-do list of those who own the freshly released $2,800 camera -- even if they are curious about the hardware's guts. Luckily for su...
06:55 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung video shows us the design story behind its 75-inch ES9000 smart TV
Samsung's got one problem, but delicately designing a wondrous $9,999, 75-inch smart TV ain't one. Psst... and don't forget that magic 30 million number.Filed under: Displays, Home Entertainment, HD...
05:47 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Hisense jumps into 4K TVs with the XT880, promises Android 4.0 and a sane size
The current crop of 4K TVs from LG and Sony are large enough that some of us would need to knock out a wall to get them inside. Enter a surprise early challenger from Hisense: its upcoming XT880 lin...
04:40 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Edifier e10 Exclaim PC speakers punctuate the air with 36W of sound
Computer speaker design rarely sits in the middle: it tends to be dry on creativity or go over the top. Edifier is sometimes known for testing the limits itself, but its new e10 Exclaim speakers mig...
03:41 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Microsoft partners with Devicescape to give WP8 users access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots
Microsoft has secured access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots for Windows Phone 8 users today by inking a deal with virtual network provider Devicescape. Hoping to help people avoid pesky data overa...
02:51 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Four new soundbars from Vizio, just in time for the holidays
If you found the new lineup of Vizio TVs announced last month interesting, then you might want to check out some potential accessories. Vizio hopes that soundbars will be at the top of that list wit...
01:49 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Google redesigns search to make space for more info, kick the sidebar to the curb
Google loves to tweak its search results whether or not it's something we'd ever notice. Even the most casual of visitors might notice its latest change, though. The Mountain View crew has dropped t...
01:14 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget TiVo TV Anywhere app, multi-room streaming launch for Virgin Media viewers
British TiVo owners with Virgin Media have sometimes had to watch as their American counterparts get first crack at the latest extras, not the least of which have been the mobile apps. The UK has ju...
12:37 am EDT - Wed, November 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 323 - 11.06.2012
This week we'll take a look at several different approaches to the future of TV, with a review of the Simple.TV box, a quick preview of Ceton's Echo and the state of CableCARD support in Windows 8. T...
11:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass comes to iOS
It wasn't all that long ago that Microsoft's gaming-centric second screen app came to Android handsets, and now its iOS's turn. It seems the SmartGlass app has made its way into the App Store with l...
11:55 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass app comes to iOS
It wasn't all that long ago that Microsoft's gaming-centric second screen app came to Android handsets, and now its iOS's turn. It seems a shiny new SmartGlass app replaced the old My Xbox Live app ...
11:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon possibly spied at the FCC
When Microsoft teased that Verizon would carry the Samsung ATIV Odyssey, it left just about everything to the imagination -- we didn't even see a real image. A new FCC filing may have given us a bet...
10:38 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Verizon-bound HTC DNA gets up close and personal in leaked press photo
HTC is throwing its hat into the phablet ring and it appears that its sleeping giant is set to awaken on Verizon's network, but not before smiling for the cameras. Pictured above is a (presumably) l...
09:47 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Mophie Powerblu Bluetooth headset sneaks through the FCC
There's apparently more to life for Mophie than power packs, as the accessory designer has pushed its first Bluetooth headset, the Powerblu, through the FCC. In a shock to no one, the stand-out is a...
08:56 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget CSR outs new Coach16 processor for high-end cameras, aims to kill video jaggies, noise
If you've ever cussed out your DSLR because your still shots or video had excessive aliasing, jello and noise, you might be happy to hear about the new Coach16 imaging chip from CSR. The new additio...
08:03 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon brings Send to Kindle to Firefox, for all of that reading you're gonna get to later
Not that the world was lacking in ways to send content to its Kindle devices and apps, but if you still happened to feel unfulfilled on that front, Amazon's added Firefox to the list. The Mozilla-cr...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve, supercharges Linux GeForce drivers just in time for Steam beta
NVIDIA and Linux haven't always been the most welcoming of bedfellows, but Valve seems to be defrosting that relationship somewhat. The Half Life maker has helped NVIDIA to tweak its 600 series GeFo...
07:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve, tweaks GeForce drivers just as Steam for Linux beta launches
NVIDIA and Linux haven't always been the most welcoming of bedfellows, but Valve seems to be defrosting that relationship somewhat. The Half Life maker has helped NVIDIA to tweak its 600 series GeFo...
07:09 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Google Chrome 23 in finished form brings Do Not Track, graphics boosts for Windows users
As cutting-edge as Google can be, its Chrome browser has trailed in supporting Do Not Track by default; all its major challengers already have the option to cut off tracking cookies. At least that's...
06:42 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Motorola reveals Atrix HD Developer Edition, highlights unlockable bootloader
Digging the idea of picking up an Atrix HD, but bummed about that whole "locked bootloader" situation? Problem solved. Motorola has just introduced the Atrix HD Developer Edition, which offers up th...
06:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft to retire Messenger, begins migration to Skype
We've heard plenty of rumors about Microsoft's plans for Skype. Finally the company is laying its cards on the table. After working diligently to bridge the gap between Messenger and its VoIP purcha...
06:22 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget HTC and Verizon to hold a press event in New York City on November 13th
Between Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and a few other odds and ends, this fall has been jam-packed with splashy press announcements leading up to the holiday shopping season. Looks like we're not done ...
05:57 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget HTC revenues continue to drop at alarming rates, down 61% from last October
It's no secret that HTC has hit a bit of a rough patch. Things started taking a turn for the worse in Q4 of 2011 when its revenue finally stopped growing and profits dropped along with it. Its been ...
05:31 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Green Throttle Games wants your Android device to become your next console (video)
Early next year, the traditional console giants will face a new challenger in the form of crowd-funded OUYA, and now Green Throttle Games has arrived to show you its take on the future of sofa-base...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Kobo Mini review: does the world need a small e-reader?
More Info Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers (video) Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review While tablet and smar...
05:00 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Kobo Mini review: does the world need a smaller e-reader?
More Info Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers (video) Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review While tablet and smar...
04:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung patent ties emotional states to virtual faces through voice, shows when we're cracking up
Voice recognition usually applies to communication only in the most utilitarian sense, whether it's to translate on the spot or to keep those hands on the wheel while sending a text message. Samsung...
04:29 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Google's own support site confirms 'Google Wallet card'
There's just something about plastic, isn't there? While Google tried to convince the world that we could all pay for everything using only our mobiles, the harsh reality is that we're still probabl...
04:24 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget UK scientists developing lower-cost 20Gbps broadband, 40Gbps on the cards
Imagine a world where you can download 20 full-length movies in a second. Well, that's a reality a team of scientists based in Bangor, Wales are fighting for. They are researching ways of cramming m...
04:03 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Opera 12.10 browser hits desktops with Windows 8 touch, Retina display, SPDY support
Opera has just released version 12.10 of its browser for Windows, Linux and Mac with some significant touch-ups, considering it's a point release. Building on the recent 12.0 launch, the desktop bro...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Sony France says Xperia V pushed back to late January to make way for Jelly Bean
Europeans who were slightly disappointed that the Xperia V would be shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich a year after the OS first appeared will be glad to know that at least one Sony division shares th...
03:41 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Sony France says Xperia V pushed back to late January to make way for Jelly Bean (update: not universal)
Europeans who were slightly disappointed that the Xperia V would be shipping with Ice Cream Sandwich a year after the OS first appeared will be glad to know that at least one Sony division shares th...
03:19 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Sky and NBC Universal extend content deal with exclusive movie rental window
Sky's war against its VOD rivals could be won before a single shot is fired in anger, thanks to the company's practice of signing exclusive contracts with major Hollywood players. Today, it's extend...
02:51 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft posts job listing for Cloud TV engineers, promises 'ambitious new project'
Companies might want to keep covert projects top-secret, but the more mundane aspects of business life often seem to get in the way. Take this Microsoft job listing, for example, which reveals that ...
02:47 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget EU regulators to accept Apple and book publishers' offer of cheaper e-books
According to Reuters, EU regulators look likely to accept an offer from Apple and a handful of publishers, including Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, Hachette Livre and Macmillan. The assembled ...
02:30 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget AT&T prices Lumia 920 and 8GB HTC 8X at $100, Lumia 820 at $50, Nokias due on Friday
AT&T is finally spilling the beans on how much its Windows Phone 8 handsets will set you back if you plump for a two-year deal. Nokia's Lumia 920 costs $99.99, $50 less than previously speculate...
02:21 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Google patents an electronically-controlled Project Glass nose bridge for Sergey's comfort
Sergey Brin spends a lot of time wafting around town with his Project Glass(es) on, and he's never complained about the pain of carrying a computer on his nose. Perhaps now, we've learned why. Googl...
02:03 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 core apps and Google Wallet APKs released for pimping your Galaxy Nexus
If you just can't wait for the official Jelly Bean 4.2 update to land on your Galaxy Nexus, you can at least do a pretty good job of faking it. Last week saw the camera and gallery apps from the lat...
01:37 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget RISC OS lands on the Raspberry Pi, relives the glory days
The Raspberry Pi received a RAM boost recently, but it certainly won't need it to run the latest officially supported operating system -- RISC OS. A far cry from Linux variants the naked board is us...
01:07 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Curiosity lands at the App Store, in the massively multiplayer cube-chipping category
Peter Molyneux's first creation since Lionhead, is now live on the App Store, presenting gamers with a humungous cube composed of billions of tiny cubelets. Curiosity's virtual block needs to be str...
12:39 pm EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Order your office supplies from Amazon, pick them up at Staples with upcoming lockers
Amazon lockers have been popping up at 7-eleven stores and UK retailers, but now they're arriving at what seems like a conflicted destination: bricks and mortar (and online) arch-competitor, Staples...
11:41 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Imagination Technologies snaps up CPU designer MIPS in an attempt to wrestle ARM
Looks like we can kiss goodbye to any lingering politeness in the rivalry between these two UK chip houses, because the smaller one has just embarked on a cheeky expansion. Having been known mainly ...
11:04 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Ford sells its 5-millionth vehicle with SYNC: that's a lot of media-savvy cars
They grow up so fast, don't they? It was almost six years ago that we saw Ford SYNC step into the world, and the automaker has just handed the keys to the owner of the 5-millionth SYNC-capable vehic...
10:25 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Matrix One gets delayed at customs, manufacturer suspends new orders of $90 tablet
In early August, we reported that the Matrix One $90 tablet was finally available for sale, but it now seems that the celebration was a bit pre-mature. Anyone who might've ordered the bargain bin sl...
09:19 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon Prime flaunts a monthly price tag, now offers streaming and two day shipping for $7.99 per month
Amazon Prime's trifecta of two-day shipping, instant media streaming and monthly Kindle book rentals just became a little more consumer friendly at a slightly higher price. As a Hacking Netflix read...
08:42 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 update for original Galaxy Note may bring Air View, Multi-Window and more (video)
If fortune smiles upon original Galaxy Note owners, there's a good chance of finding an Android 4.1 update before year's end. Rather than just the usual suspects like Google Now, however, a recently...
08:03 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Best Buy pricing once again pegs Nokia Lumia 920 at $150 on-contract
Seems like just a few days ago that Best Buy inadvertently outed its pricing of the Lumia 920. While the company eventually pulled its listing, its pricing for the upcoming Windows Phone is looking ...
08:03 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Best Buy pricing once again pegs Nokia Lumia 920 at $150 on-contract (update: now $99)
Seems like just a few days ago that Best Buy inadvertently outed its pricing of the Lumia 920. While the company eventually pulled its listing, its pricing for the upcoming Windows Phone is looking ...
07:05 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Youku Tudou signs 5-year deal with Sony Pictures, completes its collection of Hollywood studio licenses
If Baidu didn't already have reason to take pause at Youku and Tudou's recent merger, it might now: the newly joined Chinese video giant just announced a five year licensing deal with Sony Pictures. ...
06:10 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Kinect Fusion tool coming to Kinect for Windows SDK, will help devs create 3D models
Microsoft has kept its internally-developed Kinect Fusion tool all to itself, but now the firm has announced hot off the heels of Build 2012 that it's working on baking the software into the Kinect ...
05:00 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Nikon reveals D5200 SLR with D7000-taunting specs: 24MP sensor, 39-point AF, wireless port (hands-on)
The trusty D5100 and D7000 have held sway over Nikon's low-to-mid DSLR range for around 18 months now, but come December and there'll be a new option driving a wedge right between them. The D5200 wi...
04:17 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Japan Display shows low-power reflective LCD that does color, video
Seen any color video in your e-reader lately? Us neither, and Japan Display wants to change all that with a new reflective, paper type LCD capable of the feat that burns very little juice, to boot. ...
03:33 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Yahoo and Samsung announce multi-year interactive TV partnership
We've had mixed feelings about Yahoo's Connected TV platform, but Samsung appears to think that its the next big thing. The two mega corporations announced a multi-year partnership on Monday that wi...
02:46 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Foursquare Explore for iOS rates places by check-in popularity, doesn't see stars
Gauging the quality of a restaurant or store through star ratings is often just slightly more reliable than picking blindfolded; one undercooked stir fry may tank the ratings for what's otherwise a ...
02:09 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget The Ben Heck Show kicks off season 3 by clamping down on texting while driving (video)
Gadget modder extraordinaire, Benjamin Heckendorn, has returned with season 3 of The Ben Heck Show. Along with new segments such as news, viewer questions and rants, you'll find that Ben has whipped...
01:11 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget LogMeIn's Cubby cloud storage service enters 'Open Beta' phase, welcomes new signups
It's been quite a few months since LogMeIn decided to explore the relatively crowded cloud-based storage space, but after months of existing as a private beta only, today the company's Cubby is fina...
12:29 am EDT - Tue, November 6, 2012
Engadget Kobo Arc tablet hits the FCC, just in time for stocking-stuffing
It looks like the Kobo Arc (Model K107) has hit the FCC just in time for its November launch. Not much else is gleaned from the filing, but judging from our earlier hands-on, the Arc is not to be ig...
11:47 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Withings WS-30 anti-slouch connected weighing scales arrive in the US for $130
Waking up to be greeted by a weighing scale that tells you to stand up straight and buck up your ideas might not be everyone's ideal morning, but we do love Withings' gear. The company's latest, the...
11:18 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Mobile data gets even more piecemeal with 24-hour offerings from Virgin Mobile
Sure, you can already buy Virgin Mobile's Broadband2Go on a monthly basis, but what about when you want that data on a daily basis? For instance, what if you're Johnny Lee Miller in the hit '90s fil...
11:02 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 5th - 11th)
Halo 4 After more than a decade the Halo series is still going strong, although development has moved from Bungie to 343 Industries. Fans shouldn't let that switch worry them however, as Joystiq's r...
10:50 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Tesla reports great Q3 results, expects to be cash flow positive by Q4
Tesla's shares are up 3.9 percent to $30.04 on Monday due to Q3 results that point to better things ahead for the Californian EV maker. The company recently reported revenues of $50 million for the ...
10:21 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Smart TVs getting Monopoly and The Game of Life as first two EA titles
Samsung Smart TVs can now boast more than just bird flinging in the games department, with EA today dipping its toe in the Samsung App store in the form of two major digital board games: Monopoly an...
10:01 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Facebook updates iOS app with features from standalone Messenger and Camera apps
It's not folding all of its apps back into one, but Facebook has now rolled out an updated version of its main iOS app that incorporates some features first seen in its standalone apps. That include...
09:51 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 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...
09:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Bluegrass Cellular starts rolling out 4G LTE network with a bit of help from Verizon
LTE. LTE. More LTE. That's what's currently roaming the minds of wireless carriers in the US of A, and while Verizon, AT&T and Sprint are at the forefront of it all, smaller networks are also lo...
09:21 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget JBL's got a bunch of new peripherals this holiday for your audio-obsessed friends, now available
After going ears-on with some of JBL's new holiday wares recently, today the company announced availability for four such products ahead of the impending/already-in-progress holiday shopping season....
09:09 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Apple may ditch Intel chips in Macs, says Bloomberg
According to Bloomberg Apple is considering a move away from Intel chips for its cherished Mac line. The move would be the third major CPU shift for the brand which has previously relied on Motorola...
09:02 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Likely Verizon-bound HTC DLX swings through the FCC, shows its Droid DNA
There may be some truth to the legends, after all. We've seen various rumors and purported leaks surrounding an HTC DLX (or J Butterfly) destined for Verizon, but the FCC may have just given us the ...
08:40 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz R.A.T. mice get three new paint schemes just in time for the holidays
Ever since Batman popularized the matte finish with his snazzy Batsuit, product designers have gone Bat-crazy over the finish choice. Today, Mad Catz pushes back on that new normal, re-introducing i...
08:26 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Judge dismisses Apple lawsuit versus Motorola over standards-based patents
Apple may have just learned a lesson about all-or-nothing gambles. Judge Crabb has dismissed the company's lawsuit against Motorola over fair royalties for standards-based patents after the firm sai...
08:17 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Radioactive Orchestra 2.0 takes the music live, makes sweet photonic melodies (video)
Sweden's Kollektivet Livet took a step towards demystifying the invisible energy around us last year through its Radioactive Orchestra, which turned isotopes into beats and beeps. To our relief, the...
07:48 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Instagram rolling out web profiles, sepia toning the world's browsers one account at a time
Instagram is getting ready to open up its collection of filtered images to the web. The photosharing service announced via blog post that it's going to be rolling out web profiles over the next few ...
07:40 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Verizon App Store begins closure in January 2013, pulled from all compatible devices by the end of March
The Verizon App Store will begin the process of shutting down for good starting in January 2013, US cellular carrier Verizon Wireless says, with plans to be fully off "all compatible Android and Res...
07:38 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Belkin fills the void with first third-party Lightning accessories for Apple devices
When Apple dropped the 30-pin connector in favor of Lightning for the iPhone 5, new iPods and new iPads, it also dropped much of the current accessory market: short of an expensive adapter, years of...
07:16 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget CBS and Hulu make content deal, stream back catalog shows starting in January 2013
CBS has been the lone Hulu refusenik among the biggest US broadcasters -- even with rumors of licensing discussions underway at least two years ago, we've usually had to visit the network's own site...
07:01 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 5th: 60-inch LG HDTV and digital cameras
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 ...
06:30 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Sony Action Cam review: a good rugged camera with a few software wrinkles
Until now, Sony's efforts in the element-stopping sports cam world had largely consisted of handhelds such as the Bloggie Sport HD and the waterproof Handycam. The $200 Action Cam, however, is an al...
06:02 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget European Commission clears 2GHz bands for LTE use by 2014, claims 4G pipes wider than the US
European LTE deployments might just be getting started, but the European Commission is already trying to head off any bandwidth problems at the pass. The organization has ordered that 120MHz of norm...
05:33 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Sony's 'Reader' App finally re-launches on iOS, purchases handled through Apple
Sony's Reader App for iOS launched way back in the heady days of 2010, long before Kindle's had set Fire or gone Paperwhite. It was subsequently rejected by Apple, per the company's longstanding pol...
05:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: fall 2012 edition
Three months is a long time in tablet-land, it seems. Since we last brought you a buyer's guide, a few things have changed. In fact, this is probably the biggest shake-up yet, with not only the long...
04:31 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1pm ET!
Nexus 4. Windows Phone 8. Smartphones coming out of our ears. This past week was one of the craziest that we've seen in a long time, and it's time for Myriam and Brad to discuss the big topics at le...
03:58 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft reveals how much of Surface RT's disc space is actually yours
If you've wondered how much space Windows RT, Office and Microsoft's bundled apps occupy on your shiny new Surface RT, worry no longer. Microsoft has revealed that once you've accounted for binary c...
03:27 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Smart PC and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hit AT&T on November 9th at $800 and $500 prices
If you like your tablets of the Samsung persuasion, AT&T has just promised an abundance of riches. The carrier has confirmed that both the Android-toting Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Windows 8-base...
02:42 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Over 1 million Samsung HDTVs sold in the US last month
If it wasn't busy enough selling millions upon millions of smartphones, Samsung's TV department has proven it's no slouch either, with a record 1.15 million sets sold last month in the US alone. Aft...
02:00 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Interview: ARM's Lead Mobile Strategist James Bruce (video)
Last week we got the chance to spend a few minutes with James Bruce, ARM's Lead Mobile Strategist, to chat about the company's past, present and future. We discussed the recent Cortex A50 announceme...
01:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Apple: three million iPads sold in three days
So, what did you do over the weekend? If you're Apple, your answer likely involves a lot of bragging about the three million iPads you managed to move. That number, it's worth pointing out, includes...
01:39 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Apple: 3 million iPads sold in three days
So, what did you do over the weekend? If you're Apple, your answer likely involves a lot of bragging about the three million iPads you managed to move. That number, it's worth pointing out, includes...
01:05 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Acer exec warns Microsoft may eat 'hard rice' with its Surface tablet
Acer seems to be straddling a delicate position with respect to Microsoft right now. On the one hand, it's outwardly indifferent towards Surface RT and indeed the the whole Windows RT concept, which...
12:30 pm EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera arrives in the UK on November 8th for 399
If you've been looking for an unholy union 'twixt smartphone and compact shooter, then Samsung's Galaxy Camera can't come soon enough. The Android-powered snapper arrives in the UK on Thursday Novem...
11:59 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Ballmer: Windows Phone 8 'still small', but will 'really ramp quickly'
Following its launch event in San Francisco and the appearance of its first devices last week, the folks behind Windows Phone 8 is hoping for big things in the future. Microsoft's chief exec Steve B...
11:26 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget HP becomes a platinum member of the Linux Foundation
Snagging a first-class upgrade might empty out the contents of your wallet, but be glad you're not trying to buy your way to the Linux Foundation's top table. With a strategic investment of $500,000...
10:01 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget XBMC 12 Frodo enters development, beta releases expected mid-November
The media player paradise of XBMC 11 Eden has served us well for the majority of the year, but now it's time to move to Middle Earth. XBMC 12 Frodo has entered formal development, bringing with it a...
08:27 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget IDC: tablet shipments up 6.7 percent in Q3 2012, Apple's market share drops to 50.4 percent
Samsung may dominate Apple in smartphone market share, but the opposite is true for tablets. Third quarter figures from IDC suggest the tablet market grew by 6.7 percent during those three months, a...
07:31 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Skype launches prepaid cards in UK: Available in over 1,400 stores, credit starts from 10
Skype has unveiled a series of prepaid cards for the UK, offering users without a credit card the ability to top-up their accounts starting from £10. A second £20 card will also be avail...
06:58 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Panasonic launches tweaked AG-AF105A MFT pro camcorder with 10-bit HD video
Panasonic has just launched the AG-AF105A pro camcorder, an updated version of the AG-AF105 model, and for lovers of fine color gamut, there's good news. You can now output 10-bit HD video through t...
05:01 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget AMD unveils Opteron 6300, hopes to put servers in a Piledriver
AMD's advantage these days most often rests in datacenters that thrive on the chip designer's love of many-core processors, so it was almost surprising that the company brought its Piledriver archit...
03:59 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1?
Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 retained a lot of the specs from its predecessor, with the company slashing the price to duck out of a straight fight with the iPad. In doing so, however, it found itself...
02:00 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 29th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
12:03 am EDT - Mon, November 5, 2012
Engadget NASA releases web app to help you spot ISS, celebrates 12 years of continuous crew occupation
The International Space Station just celebrated its 12th anniversary of having a crew continuously onboard, and to mark the occasion, NASA's unveiled a new service to help folks catch the station in...
10:30 pm EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Switched On: Missed app-ortunity
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. It's difficult to remember as jam-packed a week in terms of industry announcements from major OS providers as the re...
07:36 pm EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Proportional VR experiment shrinks man down to rat size, lets us play games with rodents
Sure, you can always play catch with the dog, but what kind of game can you play with a caged rodent? Well, "find the poster," apparently. A team of researchers from Universities in Spain, Germany, ...
05:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget IRL: iPhoneTrip, PDP Afterglow headset and Western Digital's My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's a mix...
03:12 pm EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Sony quietly gets PlayStation 3 certification in China, we hope for a few more Dynasty Warriors players
Ever since 2000, game consoles have effectively (if not very assertively) been banned in China. There's already been signs of a warming attitude with official plans for the Nintendo 3DS XL coming th...
03:00 pm EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tetris pumpkin, giant cardboard ghetto blaster and the world's largest offshore wind farm
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. Hurricane Sandy dominated the news cycle this week as th...
01:36 pm EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Evernote 5 for iOS coming soon: new UI, revised places view, same inability to forget (video)
Evernote? More like ever tease. Just this week it was tempting badly organized Mac owners with a beta release of Evernote 5, now the team is back to dangle its 5th version for iOS in front of our no...
11:03 am EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget MAG II Gun Controller reports for FPS duty on PS3 and PC from Nov 20th
Last time we saw a MAG gun controller, it was being splayed all over the FCC. But, that was some time ago; gamers with a gun habit will be twitching those trigger fingers for something new. One opti...
08:39 am EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Microsoft posts Build 2012 session videos for eager Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 coders
Not every developer had the luxury of putting a flight to Redmond on the corporate tab so that they could attend Microsoft's Build 2012 conference in person. Much to their delight, they won't have t...
05:43 am EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Baidu buys control of streaming video portal iQiyi, raises stakes in China's media wars
The merger of China's video giants Youku and Tudou this August must have struck a nerve over at Baidu: the search engine just bought out equity firm Providence's controlling stake in iQiyi, an alrea...
02:57 am EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the best way to arrange a protected AirPlay setup?
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 Wes, who needs to ensure that Delta T...
01:55 am EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 29th, 2012
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This past week, Cricket added a compact smartphone to its lineup, new pr...
12:39 am EDT - Sun, November 4, 2012
Engadget Bell gearing up for November 15th HTC 8X release
Windows Phone fans in the Great White North shouldn't have to wait long to get their hands on HTC's latest piece of kit -- a internal Bell document obtained by MobileSyrup pegs the 8X for a November...
10:29 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Microsoft explains the origins of Windows Phone 8's home and lock screens
We've delved into just what we think of Windows Phone 8's interface, but not what led Microsoft to the final layout. The company isn't content to let us wonder -- a pair of new company blog posts ex...
09:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 11.03.12: zombie animals, martian methane and self healing buildings
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. After a week where large numbers of people found themselves at the mercy of mother nature, many ...
07:27 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget A*STAR unveils 5mm-thick hybrid hard drive, touts affordability and improved energy efficiency
Move over, Western Digital. A*STAR's Data Storage Institute (DSI) has developed its own 5mm-thick hybrid hard drive, and it's packing a 1TB HDD and a 32GB SSD within its 2.5-inch confines. Aptly dub...
06:13 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble cut the price of Nook Tablet, Nook Color once more, really wants to be on your Christmas list
Barnes & Noble recently took the wraps of two new tablets, updating its range (along with everyone else it seems) in preparation for next year. That doesn't mean it's washed its hands with the O...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Amazon and Google are undermining mobile pricing, and that may hurt everyone
When Google unveiled the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and a refreshed Nexus 7 in October, the moment was arguably the crescendo of a change in the Android ecosystem that had been building ever since Amazon's K...
05:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Amazon and Google are undermining mobile pricing, and that may hurt everyone (updated)
See the end of the editorial for an important update. When Google unveiled the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and a refreshed Nexus 7 in October, the moment was arguably the crescendo of a change in the Android ...
03:38 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Simple.TV review: a set-top box that streams broadcast TV to mobile devices
Anyone who follows the home entertainment space closely probably agrees that TV is broken: archaic user interfaces, pricey bundles, six remotes that each do one thing, all limited to the confines of...
02:00 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Space Shuttle Atlantis makes its final journey, arrives at new home (video)
On Friday, Space Shuttle Atlantis made its final voyage, marking the last time an orbiter in America's shuttle program would be on the move. We were on-hand during the occasion and followed Atlantis...
12:54 pm EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Seagate now a DECE member, supporting UltraViolet
The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem -- the consortium of companies attempting to develop an industry standard for digital distribution of entertainment, and the folks behind UltraViolet -- c...
11:02 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Blackberry PlayBook 3G+ now available in the UK, 1.5GHz dual-core, 32GB storage
It was over a year ago now that we first heard about RIM's plans to release a 3G PlayBook, but it looks like it is finally here, popping up on the UK BlackBerry site. Of course, since then it's gone...
09:17 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Apple posts revised 'Samsung did not copy' statement, acknowledges first version was inaccurate
Apple has just reposted its statement acknowledging that Samsung did not copy its tablet design, after the initial wording wasn't deemed unacceptable by the UK courts. The new version is a lot short...
06:34 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Apple's Lightning to micro-USB adapter now available in US, not just Europe anymore
Just in case you thought the Lightning to micro-USB connector was Europe-only (to stave off that pesky European Commission), Apple has decided to sell it stateside as well. The tiny choking hazard r...
04:13 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Redesigned PlayStation Store now live in North America
PS3 owners: do not adjust your TV sets, the PlayStation Store has received a makeover. Sony's new revamped media portal is now available in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. If you're experiencing ...
01:55 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S III crosses 30 million sold
Just hours after Samsung's Korean arm remarked on the sales of its Galaxy Note II, Samsung Poland jumped into the act confirming the Galaxy S III has moved 30 million units. We don't know if the cel...
01:55 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S III crosses 30 million sold (Update: More stats!)
Just hours after Samsung's Korean arm remarked on the sales of its Galaxy Note II, Samsung Poland jumped into the act confirming the Galaxy S III has moved 30 million units. We don't know if the cel...
12:36 am EDT - Sat, November 3, 2012
Engadget Ceton Echo Windows Media Center Extender pre-orders are live, ship November 30th for $179
The newest option for Windows Media Center users is nearly here, as Ceton's Echo extender has been listed for pre-order at Newegg. Available for $179 with a $10 gift card and free shipping, the dimi...
10:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Curiosity rover's self-portrait
No, Disney isn't working on Wall-E the live action movie. Pictured above is a self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity rover resting in the Gale crater of Mars. Showcasing some extreme detail, this high-re...
09:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 review: Windows Phone 8 and (a little bit of) camera magic
More Info Nokia Lumia 920 official: Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 CPU, 8MP PureView camera Nokia Lumia 920 low-light shootout Windows Phone 8 review It's been almost a year to the d...
08:33 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Premier reaches the FCC without the LTE we crave
Samsung is learning to navigate the US regulatory maze quickly; its Galaxy Premier has already passed through the FCC mere days after it hit the newswires. The approval is very much a mixed blessing...
07:48 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Late 2012 iPad carries new PowerVR SGX 554MP4 graphics, muscles ahead in video speed
It's well established that the A6X chip in the fourth-generation iPad is about twice as fast as its predecessor in pure number crunching, but how about those reportedly doubled graphics amid some in...
07:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market
More Info Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight review Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review There's nothing like a good underdog story. Aside from la...
06:08 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Android 'smishing' vulnerability discovered by NCSU researchers; Google has a fix incoming
The art of smishing (SMS-Phishing) has been practiced for some time, but a discovery by the wizards at NC State University has uncovered a new vulnerability that could bring the aforesaid act back i...
05:29 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Boingo app for Mac and Windows adds VPN, keeps public WiFi sessions a secret
Some of us have important data on our laptops -- some more important than others -- which can make the idea of connecting to a public WiFi hotspot sound like an invitation to disaster. Boingo thinks...
04:59 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget ComScore: US smartphone share leveled off in September, Android and iPhone continued their reigns
We're so used to constant flux in smartphone market share that it's a surprise when things don't move. Yet that's what we're facing today. ComScore found that the US smartphone field in September wa...
04:47 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Yes, there is already an iPad Mini installed in a car dashboard (video)
What's that? You had dreams of being the first person in the world with an iPad Mini installed in your 2012 Toyota's dashboard? Well consider those dreams dashed, as Tampa, Florida's Soundwaves is w...
04:15 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Rogers and CIBC kick off Canadian NFC-based mobile payments with mini event (update: full details)
Rogers and its banking partner CIBC have been making much ado over bringing NFC mobile payments to Canada since the spring, but the companies have been mostly silent on actual availability and let a...
03:36 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Google explains how its Android 4.2 malware scanner guards the side door
Sideloading apps on Android implies a whole set of security holes, but the new malware scanner included in Android 4.2 could provide a much-needed plug. Talking to Computerworld, Android VP of Engin...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Nexus 10 review
When Google unleashed the Nexus 7 upon us earlier this summer we were caught completely off-guard. A $200 tablet that was legitimately good in every regard? It was unheard of at the time, and even f...
03:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 review
Movie sequels often don't live up to the hype of the original blockbuster, but the same isn't always true of smartphones -- on the contrary, they typically get even better. The Nexus lineup, initial...
02:39 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Five iPhone 5s in five days: win an iPhone 5 gift card, courtesy of Heatma.ps!
You have to admit, this was a great way to start off the week, and it's just as enjoyable to finish it off this way as well. The fifth day of our five-day giveaway campaign is coming to a close, but...
02:29 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget iPad mini goes on sale today -- will you be buying one?
Unless you've been hunkered in a cave for the past few weeks, you've probably heard about that new iPad mini thing. Many of you will also be aware it goes on sale this very day -- well, the WiFi-onl...
02:21 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget MIT prof and student discover algorithm for predicting trending Twitter topics
Predicting the future of Twitter's trending topics is, as of right now, an impossibility. But two folks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may have cracked the code with an algorithm they'...
01:51 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Korean Audio and BMW drivers can relax, LG v. Osram LED patent dispute settled
Though it seems like some patent disputes never go away, at least an ongoing tiff between LED makers LG and Osram has been settled amicably. Details were kept under wraps, other than a statement tha...
01:51 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Korean Audi and BMW drivers can relax, LG v. Osram LED patent dispute settled
Though it seems like some patent disputes never go away, at least an ongoing tiff between LED makers LG and Osram has been settled amicably. Details were kept under wraps, other than a statement tha...
01:30 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 64: Is Apple's iPad mini the next big thing?
Among the truckload of devices that Apple unpacked at its press event a few days ago was a gadget that we had heard rumblings about for a long time. The iPad mini graces the cover of our weekly and ...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TL review: the company's second US flagship is much-improved, but still imperfect
As Sony's second stab at the US mobile market, the Xperia TL arrives with a major corporate synergistic push: a 007 movie franchise tie-in. But an awkward distinction as the official Bond phone and ...
01:00 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia TL review: the company's second US flagship is much improved, but still imperfect
As Sony's second stab at the US mobile market, the Xperia TL arrives with a major corporate synergistic push: a 007 movie franchise tie-in. But an awkward distinction as the official Bond phone and ...
12:50 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Doxie One portable scanner rolls in for $149, plays well alone and syncs with Mac, PC and iOS
Doxie has added another portable scanner to its heart-logo'd lineup, the Doxie One, which can digitize documents and images to an included SD-card with nary a computer in sight. Doxie says that'll l...
12:07 pm EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget JBL SoundFly Air ships, delivers AirPlay to your wall socket for $199
JBL's SoundFly lineup is one of the rarer breeds of wireless speaker we've come across: it's much like an earlier AirPort Express made solely for audio, designed to be as unintrusive as possible whi...
11:43 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Google's Music Explorer hits the Play store, recommends artists based on...
When we got a look at the new Nexus 10 running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, we expected Google's Music Explorer feature would slot into the Play store alongside the OS update. As it turns out, the featur...
11:11 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Here's Apple's newly printed apology to Samsung, in case you missed it
While Apple's still rewriting its online apology, the printed versions, detailing that Samsung's tablets did not infringe on Cupertino's iPad designs, have finally started to appear. Spotted on page...
10:46 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Watch Space Shuttle Atlantis' final journey to the Kennedy Space Center visitor building (video)
It's always bittersweet when we see great vehicles on their way to becoming museum pieces, after all, they represent something pretty special. Space Shuttle Atlantis landed in Florida back in July, ...
10:04 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Mophie Juice Pack for Samsung Galaxy S III now available for $100
Mophie told us a couple of months back that it would be bringing its GS3-friendly Juice Packs to market sometime around late October / early November, and, well, today's the day the handy add-on is ...
09:19 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Google Translate gets new features, makes sure you choose the right words
Google has added functionality to the web version of its Translate service, now making it even easier for us to use and understand foreign tongues. Instead of a single result, you'll be presented wi...
08:27 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Tokyo University of Technology's Pinch interface creates ad hoc video walls from mobile devices (video)
Most video walls would be just a tad too large for the average living room, but the Tokyo University of Technology might have a clever technique to make them travel-sized. Its new Pinch interface jo...
07:34 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Nikon nudges Q2 net earnings to $203 million, DSLRs and Nikon 1 get all the credit
Nikon might be treading water in Q2 2013 (its fiscal year is time-shifted) with a slight gain to $203 million from Q1, but in the current imaging market climate, that's not necessarily a bad thing. ...
06:31 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Hexxeh ports Chromium OS to the Nexus 7 simply because he can (video)
Coder extraordinaire Hexxeh earned much of his reputation from porting Chromium OS to just about everything, some of his targets more audacious than others. It's about time he come full circle and p...
05:53 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Kobo's Glo and Mini readers on their way to Japan as the Touch gets a discount
Looks like Kobo's leveraging some of that Rakuten-infused love. The e-reader maker announced today that it'll be bringing its new pair of devoted readers to Japan over the next couple of months, cou...
05:02 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft testing homegrown handset designs with suppliers, may not see mass production
Until very recently, Microsoft wasn't known for making hardware. Sure, it put out the occasional Zune, but most of the tech running Redmond's desktop and mobile operating systems traditionally comes...
04:02 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Red gets Epic price cut, drops M, X and Scarlet brains by up to 45 percent
Competition is heating up in the high-end digital cinema market, and Red is responding with a slew of massive price cuts. According to CEO Jim Jannard, this "attitude adjustment" is simply a benefit...
03:15 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet checkout gains support for mobile websites
It wasn't long ago that Google Wallet delved into the online payment sphere, but as of today, the Mountain View juggernaut has extended its checkout service to mobile websites. According to Google, ...
02:30 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget IDC: Android claims 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q3, 136 million handsets sold
Android devices already counted for a lion's share of phones shipped during Q2, and now fresh IDC figures show Google's OS claiming the top spot with a hefty 75 percent marketshare in the third quar...
01:50 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Samsung: Galaxy Note II has sold 3 million units worldwide
Just over a month removed from launching its latest phablet, Samsung is reporting the Galaxy Note II has already racked up sales of 3 million units. The 5.5-inch stylus-enabled smartphone is selling...
12:47 am EDT - Fri, November 2, 2012
Engadget Mad Catz Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Headset now shipping for $200
If you spend more money on gaming than you do groceries each month, allow us to give you another reason to stock up on cases of ramen noodles: Mad Catz' Tritton Pro+ True 5.1 Surround Sound Hea...
11:47 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Shatoetry iPhone app lets you put... words... in... William Shatner's... mouth
William Shatner and technology go way back, but it's taken him until today to get his own smartphone app. Then again, he is a man known to take long pauses. Dubbed Shatoetry, the new app (iPhone-onl...
11:12 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap
Harnessing the awesome power of the Sun isn't just dependent on the efficiency of solar cells, but also on making them affordable. Current techniques aren't exactly cheap, but researchers from Stanfor...
10:38 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Apple files anti-theft patent that uses accelerometers to detect theft-like movement
What kind of movement does a theft entail? Apple's in the process of figuring that out, today filing a patent application for a, "acceleration-based theft detection system for portable electronic de...
10:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Windows 8 upgrade diary: multiple monitors make my mouse mad
Tune into the chatter around Windows 8 and it won't be long before you start hearing about keyboard shortcuts. Instead of forcing us to replicate long swipe gestures using a mouse (which would be cr...
09:24 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Evernote 5 for Mac beta is here to keep you on the bleeding edge of hyperorganization (video)
Evernote 5 for Mac is finally here ... sort of. At least the beta is here, but that's totally out now. Of course, you may not wanna jump into the madness of a beta -- Evernote's warning users that t...
08:54 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Google Wallet update purportedly leaks plans for a real-world card, transfers and transit passes
Google Wallet hasn't had much uptake in the real world. When most of its use has revolved around one carrier, few payment points and even fewer phones, most of us have had to sit on the sidelines. I...
08:17 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Time-lapse map shows internet outages as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall (video)
It's no secret that Hurricane Sandy has worked a number on communications infrastructure, but now a time-lapse video created by Renesys gives us a clearer picture of when and where internet outages ...
07:47 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Google pulls back the curtain on its new voice search, sums it up in this graph
Google has revealed just how it harnesses your idle curiosity on every subject imaginable to supercharge its voice search. A database of 230 billion googled words was fed into a language model that ...
07:19 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Amazon brings Cloud Drive Photos app to Android, keeps your shots safe
Looks like releasing its first in-house-built mobile game for Android (and other platforms) wasn't quite enough for the online retail giant. Amazon announced earlier that its Cloud Drive Photos appl...
06:49 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Sandy got you down? Comcast offering free WiFi to affected regions, iTunes allowing Red Cross donations
Hurricane Sandy's taken out more than the electricity of hundreds of thousands of Northeastern USers -- it's also pillaged the internet connections of many, leaving our Netflix and Hulu Plus subscri...
06:27 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Google Now slips in a pedometer, reminds us we need to get out more
Anyone who checks Google Now compulsively on a Jelly Bean-equipped Android phone might have noticed a surprise appear while they were checking for directions home from that big Halloween bash. An un...
06:05 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Twelve South introduces HiRise for MacBook stand, shipping now for $70
Hot on the heels of its HiRise for iMac release, the Mac-only accessory maker known as Twelve South is outing a similar riser for MacBook products. Engineered to hoist MacBooks from 11 to 15 inches ...
05:43 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget LG Mach reaches Sprint on November 11th at $100, Optimus G pre-orders begin today
That was quick -- not long after launch details of the LG Mach were caught lurking in Sprint's catalog, the carrier has confirmed them. Fans of the Korean firm's aesthetic who also like their QWERTY...
05:21 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget iOS 6.0.1 released, fixes iPhone 5 OTA software update issue and other bugs (update)
Been waiting for Apple to refresh its mobile operating system? Well, the wait is over, as Cupertino has just released iOS 6.0.1 with the promise of improvements and bug fixes. We just grabbed the up...
05:14 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget AT&T Locker opens its cloud to iOS users, offers 5GB of storage free
AT&T's cloud-based Locker is hardly new, having been made available to Android users since this past September. But, as of today, iOS users on the network now have the option to enjoy that freem...
05:02 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget US Cellular intros Motorola Electrify M, gets a slice of the Droid RAZR M on November 8th for $100
Americans who were eying Motorola's Droid RAZR M and just weren't keen on Verizon's typically overt branding now have at least one alternative. US Cellular is giving the big-screened, small-sized sm...
04:25 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with 4G LTE hits Sprint on November 11th for $550
Verizon rolled out an LTE-equipped version of its smaller counterpart a few months ago, and now Sprint has announced that it'll begin offering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with 4G LTE on November 1...
04:05 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for November 1st: 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Y480 and ASUS Transformer TF300
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 ...
03:45 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget ZTE Flash may bring its 12MP camera to Sprint on November 11th with LG Mach following suit
Over the summer, word surfaced at TalkAndroid of Sprint carrying the ZTE Flash, a surprisingly potent mid-tier smartphone that would bring a 12-megapixel camera into a category all too used to medio...
03:18 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Amazon Game Studios releases its first mobile game, Air Patriots, for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire
Amazon made its first push into in-house game development this summer with the launch of Amazon Game Studios and its first title, the Facebook-bound Living Classics, and its now made its second big ...
03:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Five iPhone 5s in five days: win a Verizon 16GB with two cases, courtesy of Otterbox!
Yes, this week just keeps getting better and better, as we have yet another iPhone 5 to send your way. This time, the phone comes with a pair of rugged cases, and it's all thanks to Otterbox, which ...
02:40 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Google Earth 7 update brings 3D imagery, tour guide features to your PC
The latest update for Google's efforts to index of IRL mapping information is focused on your computer. Google Earth 7 for your desktop is finally ready to match the Android and iOS versions, with s...
02:23 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget MSI launches the 27-inch Wind Top AE2712 all-in-one brandishing Windows 8, military specs
The Windows 8 all-in-one arena is already pretty crowded, but if MSI's new model had to fight it out with the rest battle-bot style, then it might just come out on top. That's because the Wind Top A...
02:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Boxee TV hits Walmart aisles today, flashes more apps, guide webapp and 3 months free DVR service
Launch day has finally arrived for Boxee's second hardware effort and now we're finding out even more about it. As we heard yesterday, the $99 Boxee TV will be a Walmart exclusive at retail (also av...
01:33 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Stolen phone database alive, carriers can now block pilfered handsets
Earlier this year, all the major US carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint) huddled up with the FCC to create a stolen phone database so that they could block any renegade devices. That ef...
01:08 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 will say 'namaste India' tomorrow
Apple's partners in India have confirmed that the iPhone 5 will be reaching the subcontintent's shores tomorrow, November 2nd. We'll likely hear an announcement from Apple shortly, possibly mentioni...
12:47 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget iPad Mini gets torn asunder by iFixit, finds very small screws
Interested in seeing all the adorable little parts inside Apple's smallest iPad yet? iFixit's already got its hands on one and has a currently-in-progress teardown going on, should that be your kind...
12:47 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget iFixit tears iPad Mini asunder, finds very small screws
Interested in seeing all the adorable little parts inside Apple's smallest iPad yet? iFixit's already got its hands on one and has a currently-in-progress teardown going on, should that be your kind...
12:44 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Apple told to rewrite 'Samsung did not copy' statement, post it on front page until Dec 14th
Apple might not have liked having to publish a notice stating that Samsung did not copy its design, as the result of a court ruling, but it complied all the same. Or did they? A UK court of appeal h...
12:42 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Ubuntu summit raises software development kit for OS
Things have been hopping in the land of Ubuntu lately, with the operating system securing a pending date with Steam, an appearance on the Nexus 7 and an April 25 launch for version 13.04. Now the OS...
12:00 pm EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 003 - 11.01.2012
If you're wondering what that noise is, it's the sound of the week straining under the weight of all the big technology news. Google delivers new hardware, Microsoft launches not one, but two operat...
11:26 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget A better way to store media on Microsoft Surface RT: SD cards, junction points and the command prompt
Expandable storage is a wonderful thing, but its implementation can sometimes leave something to be desired. Take Windows 8, for instance -- its photo, movie and music apps leverage Windows librari...
10:42 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Star Trek: TNG S2 Blu-ray detailed ahead of December 4th release
The step-by-step restoration and high-def re-release of Star Trek: The Next Generation continues, and next month Season Two will arrive on Blu-ray. We already got a peek at its trailer during Comic-...
10:23 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S III mini packs bags for November 8th UK arrival
Samsung just revealed that the half-pint Galaxy S III mini that debuted in Germany will arrive in the UK on November 8th. The 4-inch, WVGA super-amoled, dual-core smartphone will alight toting Andro...
09:48 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Mac Pro owner crafts an example Fusion Drive, shows the fearless how it's done
Mac fans not keen on picking up a new iMac to get that best-of-all-worlds Fusion Drive might not have to consider a full-on system swap if they're brave enough. Knowing how Apple's approach unites a...
09:17 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S sales said to resume 'gradually' next month
Following the unexpected sales halt from earlier this month due to issues with build quality, Sony has taken to its Japanese portal to announce that the Xperia Tablet S will be returning to shelves ...
09:17 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Sony says Xperia Tablet S sales will resume 'gradually' starting next month
Following the unexpected sales halt from earlier this month due to issues with build quality, Sony has taken to its Japanese portal to announce that the Xperia Tablet S will be returning to shelves ...
08:49 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac updated for WP8, rebranded simply as 'Windows Phone'
For Mac users who prefer Microsoft as their mobile partner, Windows Phone 7 Connector has been the one bridging the divide so far. The sync app has just been updated to v3.0, gaining support for Win...
07:55 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer could hit 100 petaflops in 2015, may have a race on its hands
China's supercomputer development is as much driven by national reputation as by military prowess and science; the country chose to build the Sunway BlueLight MPP with domestic chips knowing that it...
07:16 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Sharp expects to post $1.94 billion operating loss for the year, score a meager Q2 operating profit
Sharp hasn't quite laid out its Q2 2012 financials, but it has laid down some bittersweet projections. According to Reuters, the Japanese firm hopes to post an operating profit for the current term,...
06:23 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Sony cuts Q2 2012 losses to $198 million, bumps revenue to $20.6 billion thanks to mobile
After losing a whopping $5.7 billion last year and $312 million last quarter, Sony's recent austerity measures seem to be paying off -- the company lost only $198 million in Q2. The company's been m...
05:55 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Belkin's NetCam Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision keeps an eye out for ghosts while you're out, hooks up with iOS Android
Out of town for Halloween and worried that your empty house is getting filled with ethereal catburglars? You can't even see what they're taking! Belkin's got a solution for you with its new Wi-Fi N...
05:55 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Belkin's NetCam WiFi Camera with Night Vision keeps an eye out for ghosts while you're out, hooks up with iOS Android
Out of town for Halloween and worried that your empty house is getting filled with ethereal catburglars? You can't even see what they're taking! Belkin's got a solution for you with its new Wi-Fi N...
05:07 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget AMP-Foot 2.0 prosthesis gives the power of real feet, keeps a light step (video)
It was five years ago that prosthetics took a very literal step forward when Arizona State University's SPARKy foot offered a more natural walk, capturing the inherent kinetic energy that previously...
04:17 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget YouView software update adds surround-sound, faster boot times and grouped recording
Rocking a YouView box? You'll shortly be in line for a software bump that'll give you a few handy tweaks. The update will speed up the device's boot-from-standby time, let you group recordings by se...
03:30 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile says its Nexus 4 won't provide WiFi calling, makes a stronger case for going unlocked
T-Mobile has already made an odd pair of decisions around its approach to the Nexus 4, namely its choices to ask $200 on contract and $500 up-front for a smartphone that costs $349 unlocked. It migh...
02:53 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Screen Grabs: Microsoft Surface goes to work on NCIS: LA
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. Just in case its dance m...
02:34 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app
Stitcher is already a heavy hitter in the world of mobile apps, but users will now find their favorite radio shows and podcasts are accessible from the desktop. Today, the company announced an HTML5...
01:59 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Wikipad sees last-minute delay for new bundle and 'refinement'
Were you raring to go and buy a Wikipad instead of trick-or-treating? You might want to search around for some leftover chocolate bars and potato chips. The gaming tablet maker has postponed its shi...
01:34 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget US Cellular bringing LTE to 30 additional markets on November 5th
US Cellular announced on Wednesday that it will increase its LTE network coverage by 30 new markets on November 5th. The first territories to be be summarily blessed are: Iowa, Wisconsin, North Caro...
12:59 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget The status of official CableCARD tuner support for Windows 8
With the official launch of Windows 8 comes the official support of premium cable content via one of the various CableCARD tuners originally designed for Windows 7 Media Center. Silicon Dust is at t...
12:17 am EDT - Thu, November 1, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 322 - 10.31.2012
Hurricane Sandy (and a flood of news courtesy of Google, Microsoft and Apple) pushed our podcast back to a Halloween edition, but for some the scariest thing is news that Disney will take over Lucasf...
10:50 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget RIM's latest milestone: BlackBerry 10 now being tested by over 50 carriers
Not much is going to make us excited about the BlackBerry world until RIM's latest devices actually ship, but today's announcement from Thorsten Heins is certainly good news in that regard. Today, h...
10:30 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Engadget gets animated in 'Gadget, Where Are You?' (video)
Gh-gh-ghosts? Sure, we didn't find any concrete evidence during our trek to central New York earlier this month, but we did have a pretty spooky run-in recently, when the Engadgetmobile broke down o...
09:31 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget LG announces 23-inch Touch 10 monitor with Windows 8 optimization
With Microsoft's latest operating system officially official now, we can certainly expect a massive wave of Windows 8-tailored peripherals to be ready to meet most consumer needs. Naturally, Korean ...
08:36 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers
If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on tra...
07:36 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget AT&T and T-Mobile temporarily share networks in New York City and New Jersey, shoulder the post-hurricane load
Communication has been all too spotty across much of New York City and New Jersey since Hurricane Sandy struck the region, and those who can get through on their cellphones have found themselves on ...
07:26 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Google adds AMBER Alerts for missing children to Search and Maps
In partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), Google announced on Wednesday that it has added AMBER Alerts to its Search and Maps services for desktop and mobil...
06:37 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169
Senior friendly feature phone maker GreatCall Wireless announced the availability of its first smartphone, the Jitterbug Touch, on Wednesday. Based off of Sprint's Kyocera Milano, this below entry-l...
06:04 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Google Play carrier billing goes live for impulse buyers on Verizon
Google gave the broadest of targets when it said Google Play carrier billing would reach Verizon in the "coming weeks" -- those last two words are often hints from companies that we shouldn't hold o...
05:33 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II Smart Dock turns a big phone into an even bigger desktop
Many of us would already contend that the Galaxy Note II is more of a pocketable computer than a smartphone, so why not take the definition at face value? Samsung certainly is, as it just began sell...
05:02 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS intros first Rich Communication Services on LTE, touts universal contacts and chat (video)
Smartphone users are well immersed in a world of contact syncing, media sharing, VoIP and video calls. They're just not used to finding everything in one place, let alone guaranteeing that any carri...
04:34 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Boxee TV heads to Walmart shelves in time for the holidays
Boxee has some fairly grand plans for its Boxee TV set-top box, and it's now set to get a sizeable boost from the biggest retailer around. According Bloomberg News, the device will be available at m...
04:11 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Microsoft: we misspoke, actually, they're 'Windows Store apps'
It happens all the time -- someone misspoke. During an address at Build yesterday, a Microsoft employee told a crowd that the company has taken to calling its apps "Windows 8 Store Applications." Tu...
04:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Engadget goes ghost hunting -- exploring the gadgetry of paranormal investigation (video)
The rendezvous point is as nondescript as these things come -- a giant convenience store off the side of the freeway, a big cardboard box out front, filled to the brim with pumpkins in anticipation ...
03:32 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 camera, gallery ported to Galaxy Nexus running Jelly Bean 4.1.1
So, you're loving the new gallery and camera options we saw on Jelly Bean 4.2 and have no intention of waiting for that OS for your former flagship Galaxy Nexus? A certain dmmarck on Android Central...
03:01 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Five iPhone 5s in five days: win a 16GB AT&T model with custom Engadget case, courtesy of Cafepress!
Need ideas for a holiday present for that special someone? We know your significant other would be completely enamored at the sight of a beautiful white custom iPhone 5 case... adorned with Engadget...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget HTC One X+ review: it's the One X, and then some
A spec bump in the middle of a product cycle? All the cool cats do it these days, even if they risk alienating customers who just bought what they thought was this year's flagship device. HTC has ac...
02:30 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget HTC One X+ review: it's the One X, and then some (video)
A spec bump in the middle of a product cycle? All the cool cats do it these days, even if they risk alienating customers who just bought what they thought was this year's flagship device. HTC has ac...
02:00 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-5R review: focusing and performance improvements make this cam a winner
More Info Sony announces 16.1MP NEX-5R with Fast Hybrid AF, WiFi and downloadable apps Sony Alpha NEX-6 sample shots and video Sony NEX-6 mirrorless cam squeezes in between 5R and 7 w...
01:44 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Bluegrass Cellular offering homespun wisdom, iPhone 5 for $150 on November 2nd
When we think about Kentucky, we're put in mind of dusky beverages, Harland Sanders' chicken and its legendary derby. That's why it's so nice to see regional carrier Bluegrass Cellular offering the ...
01:30 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Archos adds the 80 Cobalt to its ICS tablet range: 8-inch screen, 1.6GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM
The FCC may have spoiled the surprise months ago, but Archos has taken to Facebook to officially reveal the new member of its Elements range -- the Archos 80 Cobalt. As you may have guessed from the...
01:07 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Hon Hai Precision sees profits surge in Q3
The two-headed beast that is Foxconn / Hon Hai has just released its latest financials, showing that the oft-troubled manufacturer has seen profit margins jump around two percent. It brought in $24 ...
12:42 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 up for UK pre-order: free on contract or 380 sim-less, wireless charger thrown in
Carphone Warehouse is now taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 820 handset, and there's good news for the cash bereft -- it's free on contract, and the reseller will toss in a £45 wireless ch...
12:22 pm EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon hands-on (video)
Now that Microsoft's officially flooded the world with good tidings of Windows Phone 8, it's the turn of OEMs and carriers to get the word out about their own Microsoft-flavored smartphones. We fina...
11:39 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X coming to Europe December 6th for 175 199
As we pointed out, European gamers will be able to pew-pew or grapple on the go with the Neo Geo X alongside their US counterparts on December 6th, and now we know for how much and where: £175...
11:12 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Google research pane for Docs adds personal content, integration with Presentation and Drawing
Building off of the web search capabilities of its research pane for Docs, Google is now giving users the ability to search for and insert their own personal content. For example, if you're working ...
10:29 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Hurricane Sandy has knocked out 25 percent of all cell towers, cable services in 10 states
Julius Genachowski has revealed that Hurricane Sandy has knocked out a full quarter of cellphone towers and cable services in the 10 most affected states. The FCC chief believes that, as more towers...
09:43 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 sales clocking in at close to a million per month
While it was pretty clear that Asustek's Google-partnered Nexus 7 contributed heavily to the Taiwanese maker's healthy Q3 results, there was no official confirmation on its exact sales figures so fa...
09:16 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget O2 first UK carrier to confirm LG's Google Nexus 4
So, heard about that Google Nexus 4 thingy from LG? O2 is the first UK carrier to announce it'll be carrying this year's winner of the "most-leaked smartphone" award, which was mercifully launched o...
08:30 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Toshiba Q2 results: profit of $722 million, whole-year forecast cut by $500 million
Toshiba has managed to pick itself up this quarter, recording $17.8 billion in sales, making for an operating profit of $722 million over the past three months. The "social infrastructure" segments ...
08:16 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Panasonic shows $613 million operating profit for Q2, but lowers full year projections
The good news for Panasonic in its Q2 earnings release is that it managed to record a 48.8 billion yen ($613 million) operating profit, higher than last year. The bad news however is word of falling...
08:08 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget ZTE launches Nubia range of high-end devices, announces Z5 quad-core smartphone
ZTE's plan to reinvent itself as a high-end smartphone was missing one, crucial ingredient -- a European-sounding name that ended in "...ia" to brand its new range of top-level devices. That's why t...
07:59 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Samsung gets official with the Galaxy Premier: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED, 8MP camera, GS III styling
If Samsung took a wrong turn with its brand-diluting Galaxy S III Mini, then the much-leaked Galaxy Premier is where it gets back on track. The phone keeps the outward visage of the Galaxy S III and...
07:27 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Wii U Deluxe Digital Promotion will give gamers a $5 credit for every $50 spent on downloads
If a copy of Nintendo Land, 32GB of internal memory and a black paint job weren't enough for you to drop an extra $50 for the Wii U Deluxe Set, Nintendo's hoping fresh details on its Deluxe Digital ...
06:45 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Myst linking book replica goes on sale with full PC inside, won't quite take us to other worlds (video)
Most of us who remember Myst are content to relive the halcyon days of click-and-watch puzzle games by loading up the iPhone port. Mike Ando is slightly more... dedicated. He just spent the past six...
05:07 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget HP ElitePad 900 travels to the FCC, brings pros closer to Windows 8 tablet utopia
HP couldn't help but harsh the mellow of cutting-edge workers when it revealed the ElitePad 900 wouldn't ship until January. Still, there's less chance of any setbacks now that we know the FCC has r...
04:01 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget OWC certifies 480GB Mercury Aura Pro SSD for 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display
The inside of a MacBook Pro certainly isn't for the faint of heart, but if you're willing to pair your recklessness with a side of wild abandon, then you might just have what it takes to upgrade the...
03:33 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Yelp's new picture-heavy menus give you a better look at that Baby Back Rib Tickler
Needless to say, we're all well aware of Yelp's popularity amongst people who love a thing or two about visiting restaurants and, in turn, eating some good ol' food. And while the service could be c...
02:29 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Data hungry apps revealed with Onavo Count, free usage tracker for iOS
Yes, you can currently snag a data usage tracker for iOS, but if you're wanting to know exactly which apps are sapping your monthly data, then Onavo Count is where it's at. The free app just debuted...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget iPad mini review
The iPad mini has been rumored for nearly as long as the original iPad has existed, but it wasn't clear early on how many of those rumors were based on fact and how many were based on hope. Hope, th...
01:00 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget iPad review (late 2012)
Welcome to the new new iPad, same as the old new iPad. Well, mostly, anyway. It was less than eight months ago that Apple grafted a Retina display onto its world-conquering tablet, giving every othe...
12:04 am EDT - Wed, October 31, 2012
Engadget Acer delays Windows RT tablets as it gauges Surface acceptance
Acer is no stranger to airing its skepticism of Microsoft Surface, but the company is now adopting caution as the name of the game for its own Windows RT tablets. In an interview with Reuters, compa...