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11:40 pm EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 12.24.2012
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back a...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The 2012 Switchies, Part 2
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The last Switched On covered some of the major Switchie awards for the year, but there are many other products to re...
09:12 pm EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget IRL: Wacom Bamboo Splash, Triggertrap Mobile and the iPad 3
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. We've got ...
08:00 pm EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Mystery BlackBerry 10 device hits the FCC with AT&T-capable LTE
RIM's January unveiling isn't going anywhere without federal approval, and it seems the FCC is happy to oblige. Regulators put an unnamed BlackBerry device with a RFF91LW model number through the st...
06:52 pm EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Foursquare to display full user names, share more data with local businesses
Fond of your family name? Good -- it's about to get a bit more visible. Foursquare is planning to display full user names on profile pages, explaining in a recent community email that the old policy...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: biological concrete, flexible solar cells and the top wearable tech of 2012
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. New Year's Eve is fast approaching, and workers in New Y...
11:00 am EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Tech's biggest misfires of 2012
You can't win 'em all, right? Sure, 2012 saw its share of high points, but there were plenty of missteps along the way from companies both large and small. Unfinished products, serial delays, lawsui...
06:40 am EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget More BlackBerry N-Series images surface, appeases QWERTY lovers with sharper focus
Remember this little guy? It was Christmas Eve when Mr. Blurrycam gave us a look at this keyboard-equipped BB10 prototype. Skip to the present, and N4BB has apparently come across news images of it,...
03:55 am EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best barebones workstation chassis?
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 Charles, who's capping off the year w...
01:30 am EST - Sun, December 30, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 24th, 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 week, we stumbled upon a sneak peek of Sony's promised Jelly Bean u...
11:00 pm EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 12.29.12: the speed of gravity, disease-smelling dogs and catching asteroids
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. 2012, we salute you. All in all, you've been a pretty good year. There's been highs, lows, and lots o...
08:55 pm EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget DirecTV Genie whole-home DVR review
We're very happy that 2012 ended up being the year of whole-home DVRs. We reviewed Dish Network's Hopper earlier this year and now we've spent some quality time with DirecTV's Genie -- can't say we ...
05:02 pm EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Jolla's Sailfish OS (video)
We recently had the chance to spend time with David Greaves and Vesa-Matti Hartikainen of Jolla and take Sailfish OS for a spin. As you might recall, this open source mobile OS builds upon Mer (a fo...
01:29 pm EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget ITC Judge recommends Samsung post 88 percent value bond, import bans in Apple patent case
If you're keeping track of the multiple, and let's face it, tiresome Samsung / Apple patent debacle, a document that just turned up at the ITC might spell more trouble for the Korean manufacturer. I...
12:29 pm EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget Samsung offers free flip covers and TecTiles for GS III and Note II device registrations
If you just received a Galaxy S III or a Note II this holiday season, you could do yourself a favor and register it on Samsung's Facebook page to get even more goodies from Santa Sammy. What do you ...
08:37 am EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Helix swings through the FCC with AT&T-native LTE
There have been doubts that Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix would ever arrive in the US, with even the past FCC appearance of a WiFi-only version offering no guarantees. An American launch now seems conside...
04:32 am EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget Xbox Live outage temporarily disconnecting cloud storage for some users
Microsoft added a cloud storage feature to the Xbox 360 in its fall 2011 dashboard update, but today an outage has taken it offline for the last several hours and counting. As noted by Joystiq, tryi...
04:32 am EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget Xbox Live outage temporarily disconnecting cloud storage for some users (update: restored, free month of XBL)
Microsoft added a cloud storage feature to the Xbox 360 in its fall 2011 dashboard update, but today an outage has taken it offline for the last several hours and counting. As noted by Joystiq, tryi...
01:56 am EST - Sat, December 29, 2012
Engadget FCC streamlines rules for aircraft broadband, promotes widespread in-flight WiFi
The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Report and Order today that updated regulatory requirements needed to provide broadband services on aircraft. In short, the commission has designated ...
11:58 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Pearson buys a small stake in Nook Media, wants a fast track for digital education
Publishers often want to work closely with e-book outlets -- possibly a little too closely -- but it's rare that they involve themselves directly. Pearson is taking that uncommon step by making a 5 ...
11:01 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.28.2012
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...
10:11 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget MTA app for iPhone offers New Yorkers real-time subway arrivals, a small dose of relief
Despite New York City virtually revolving around its mass transit system, local subway riders haven't had a way to check the next arrival in real-time, even though some smaller cities already take l...
09:21 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Curiosity spends holidays in Yellowknife Bay, immortalized on special Foursquare badge
While many of us were opening presents and having our fill of mulled cider, NASA's trusty Curiosity rover was busy at work capturing panoramic views of Yellowknife Bay, a shallow area of unusual ter...
08:17 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Apple withdraws patent claim against Samsung's Galaxy S III mini
Apple's patent claim against Samsung's Galaxy S III mini is no more, with Cupertino citing the phone's lacking availability in the US for the amendment to its original November filing. In the ongoin...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Laptops
With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring yo...
07:15 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget 2012 Year in tech: A timeline
By Billy Steele, Sarah Silbert and Christopher Trout Illustration By ILoveDust While planet Earth has yet to meet its demise, the end of 2012 is nigh. It was a year of lengthy legal battles and shif...
06:57 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Research head Craig Mundie to retire in 2014
Microsoft Research boss Craig Mundie will step down in 2014, after working over 20 years in both Microsoft's security and R&D departments. The research arm has been run by Mundie since 2008, wh...
06:32 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Google+ Pages gain interaction with those beyond their circles, will get analytics soon
Many running Google+ Pages for their companies have likely been frustrated by the lack of interaction with some of their fans -- if visitors haven't already put the brand in a circle, they've b...
05:50 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Adafruit's Circuit Playground show to teach kids about electronics with cute components
Adafruit already welcomes newcomers to do-it-yourself device culture, but it still assumes a certain amount of comfort with coding and soldering. The shop now wants to accommodate the most basic of ...
05:15 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II reportedly coming in black, triggers monolithic memories
Samsung gave Galaxy S III buyers a small rainbow of color choices in the summer, and there's signs that the Galaxy Note II might receive a similarly resplendent treatment. A supposed press image obt...
05:15 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II reportedly coming in black, triggers monolithic memories (update: fake!)
Samsung gave Galaxy S III buyers a small rainbow of color choices in the summer, and there's signs that the Galaxy Note II might receive a similarly resplendent treatment. A supposed press image obt...
04:35 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget China requires real names for internet and phone sign-ups, handovers for illegal posts
It's no secret that China keeps a tight lid on internet freedoms, and it's not about to lighten up today. The government has passed regulations requiring that locals use their real names whenever th...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Who should I follow on Twitter? Android edition
Welcome to another edition of WSIFOT and this time we're broaching Android -- and some related Google services. After the break, we've collected some official Twitter channels, alongside writers, pe...
03:15 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition are now open!
Because you haven't been living under a rock, by now you know about our big Expand event coming up in San Francisco this March (plus, you're following us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to g...
03:15 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition now open!
Because you haven't been living under a rock, by now you know about our big Expand event coming up in San Francisco this March (plus, you're following us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to g...
02:28 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Flurry: Santa crammed more tablets than smartphones into Christmas stockings
Assuming you were a non-naughty-lister who didn't get the proverbial coal lump, it looks like that gift under the tree was more likely a tablet than a phone this Noël, according to Flurry. The ...
02:05 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget PlayStation 2 reaches retirement age, is discontinued in Japan
Sony's PlayStation 3 has been on the market so long you'd think that production of the relatively ancient PS2 stopped some time ago. Well, that wasn't true, but according to the Japanese PlayStation...
01:55 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget China launches Beidou satellite GPS services across Asia-Pacific region
China has launched commercial and public services of its Beidou satellite navigation system across the Asia-Pacific rim in earnest, after finishing trials it started last year. Civilians in the regi...
01:55 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget China launches GPS-like Beidou satellite services across Asia-Pacific region
China has kicked off commercial and public services of its Beidou satellite navigation system across the Asia-Pacific rim in earnest, after finishing trials it started last year. Civilians in the re...
01:12 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Samsung expands Silicon Valley crib with 1.1 million square foot R&D center
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the most extravagant flashy lifestyle, the deluxe villa, the fly palace of Samsung Semiconductor Inc. It only exists as a pile of architects' drawings right now, and...
12:12 pm EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget HTC HD2 runs Windows RT, postpones trip to afterlife yet again
HTC's HD2 may have begun life as just another Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, but its surprisingly hardy internals enable it to run almost any mobile OS going. The latest software to appear on the three...
11:38 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Nissan upgrades US Leaf warranties, will 'restore' batteries that lose too much charge
Nissan has thrown down the warranty gauntlet to other EV makers by announcing it would be the first to "restore" battery capacity if a Leaf's full charge fell below 9 out of 12 "bars" within 5 years...
10:32 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Toshiba to show reference design for SDHC card with TransferJet at CES
SD cards won't be generating the same feverish hype as other gear breaking cover at CES, but nevertheless, Toshiba's let the world know it'll be bringing a new one to the show. The company won't hav...
09:31 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget LG wants the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 terminated, says it breaches viewing angle patents
When Samsung came swinging with allegations of OLED patent infringements and corporate theft, LG promptly counter-sued. Samsung then escalated by broadening its list of patent complaints, forcing LG...
08:29 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Ouya developer console gets an official unboxing, flaunts transparent case (video)
It's a little early for an Ouya teardown, but Kickstarters who chipped in $699 won't have to wait long to see what the little console is made of -- Ouya's developer hardware is transparent. The cons...
06:57 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Audiogalaxy music app will shut down entirely January 31st, as its team joins Dropbox
When music streaming app Audiogalaxy announced its acquisition by Dropbox earlier this month and closed signups we feared the worst, and now it's been confirmed: the service is shutting down entirel...
05:33 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Magnetically lifted graphite moves by laser, may lead to light-based maglev vehicles (video)
Magnetic levitation is central to the fastest trains we know today, but it's that dependence on electromagnets and rails that limits how and where it's used for transportation. Aoyama Gakuin Univers...
04:10 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget BLU Products' unlocked Vivo 4.65 HD available in January for $300
Arguably the straight to DVD release of the smartphone world, BLU Product's Vivo 4.3 is getting a second act in the form of the Vivo 4.65 HD. Aside from the 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display it's na...
03:39 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget DirecTV 'price adjustment' will raise rates about 4.5 percent in February
DirecTV announced today that it will raise its prices effected February 7, 2013, with the average customer's bill going up about 4.5 percent. The card shown above displays the new rates (hit the sou...
03:04 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget South Korea frowns on steep phone subsidies, bans new carrier customers for most of January
South Korea is an ocean apart from North America in more ways than one. Where US and Canadian carriers virtually center their businesses around heavily subsidized phones, the Korea Communications Co...
01:47 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Huawei Ascend D2 reportedly spied while switched on, teases an upscale look
Huawei has already confirmed that we're going to see its extra-large Ascend D2 at CES, but that doesn't mean a sneak peek is unwelcome. ITHome is more than willing to sate our curiosity with a set o...
12:38 am EST - Fri, December 28, 2012
Engadget Bluestacks for Mac hits beta, injects a little Google in your Apple
If you're one of those folks that like to bridge the divide -- rocking an Android handset, but rely on a Mac for heavy lifting -- we've got some good news. Bluestacks, the emulator that lets you run...
11:44 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand S should be just 6.9mm inches thick, wield a 13MP camera
ZTE has been more than willing to spill the beans about the Grand S ahead of CES, and it's not stopping with the mention that the phone exists. The Chinese phone maker has confirmed that its 5-inch ...
11:44 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand S should be just 6.9mm thick, wield a 13MP camera
ZTE has been more than willing to spill the beans about the Grand S ahead of CES, and it's not stopping with the mention that the phone exists. The Chinese phone maker has confirmed that its 5-inch ...
11:00 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: Things we'll be returning
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. We're the family techies. The nerds. The ones who answer all your...
10:45 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Westinghouse 110-inch 4K TV to ship alongside 65, 55 and 50-inch models in Q1
Westinghouse has yet to become the premium HDTV manufacturer it one day hopes to be, and if the past is any indication, flooding the market with low-cost sets won't drive you to the top. But the pro...
10:02 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget PSA: Ouya developer consoles now shipping to qualified backers
Did you pony up $699 or more to the Kickstarter-famed Ouya in hopes of an early hands-on with the unreleased gaming platform? If so, you may want to keep an eye on your email's inbox, because orders...
09:08 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Pebble smartwatch stops by FCC, tries to prove it's not vaporware
The Pebble smartwatch missed its original September target ship date. Then, it failed to ship in time to stuff stockings this holiday season. And, while we've seen them in person and the company cla...
08:12 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget 'Leaked' BlackBerry 10 info shows video chat and screen sharing in BBM, new task manager
Top dog at RIM Thorsten Heins heavily implied that video chat would be added to BBM when BlackBerry 10 showed up, and now possible confirmation of the feature has come from what are thought to be le...
07:15 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Secom offers a private security drone, serves as our eyes when we're away
Modern security cameras are rather limited: if an incident doesn't happen within a pre-defined field of vision, a company won't know what's happening until it's too late. Secom is giving anxious off...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: 2012's top 10 crowd-funded projects
This trip around the sun has been a monumental one for crowdfunding, marked by big projects and astronomical numbers. Take Kickstarter wunderkind OUYA, for example, which raised more than $8.5 milli...
05:03 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget SAIC shows how DARPA's submarine-tracking drone ship finds its silent targets (video)
Some of us have been feeding advice to DARPA's ACTUV sub-tracking drone project for more than a year, but we haven't had a in-depth look at how the autonomous ship will go about its business, especi...
04:01 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Russia's new spaceship will fly you to the moon, let you swing among the stars
Russia's protracted attempts at replacing the aging space warhorse that is Soyuz may finally bear fruit. RSC Energia has announced that it has finished the design of a prototype spacecraft under the...
03:02 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget LG adding more games to its Cinema 3D Smart TVs in 2013
You may wince at the idea of your TV supplanting your games console, but LG's seen enough potential in the idea to swell the number of titles available for its Cinema 3D units. It'll add The Sims Fr...
02:01 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung doubles down on its web-based messaging app with ChatON 2.0
If you like to let your fingers do the talking but basic text and smileys alone don't cut it, Samsung has just released version 2.0 of its ChatON internet-based messaging app. It works on Android, i...
01:03 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget China claims world's longest high-speed rail line, takes travelers 1,428 miles in a workday
China has a thing for pushing the limits of trains. As of today, that includes distance: the country claims to have the world's longest high-speed rail line. Paying ¥865 ($139) will take you 1,4...
12:02 pm EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Mysterious ASUS P1801-T visits the FCC, might be the finished Transformer AiO (updated)
The FCC sometimes gets a peek at hardware and reveals nothing but a model number to hint at what's passed through its labyrinth. The latest filing leaving us scratching our heads is for the ASUS P18...
11:00 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Nexus 4 courtesy of MobileFun
Who cares whether you've been naughty or nice this year? Not UK phone and accessory retailer MobileFun.co.uk, that's for sure. Because the team there has been kind enough to pass along one shiny new...
10:05 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Samsung confirms multi-window feature and Jelly Bean update for original Galaxy Note
That previously-spotted Premium Suite upgrade for the Galaxy Note is on its way, with Samsung revealing all the details on its site. With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, the re...
09:37 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget New Toshiba camera sensor lets you refocus after the shot, plans 2013 launch in smartphones and tablets
Hoping for some after-the-fact focusing in your next smartphone camera? Well, you'll have to wait around a year, but Toshiba's planning exactly that with a new module that houses an array of 500,000...
08:59 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget NCKU's i-Transport robot wheelchair helps riders reach full height
Those who have to use a wheelchair are often bound to the elevation of the seat if they want to reach something, which isn't fair when some parts of our world are still built for standing height. Ta...
07:25 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Moog Music tacks on Grateful Dead expansion pack to Animoog 2.0 for $4.99 (video)
Late last week, Moog Music rolled out version 2.0 of its Animoog synthesizer app for Apple's slate. Now, the Asheville, North Carolina outfit is adding a truckload of new sounds less than a week aft...
05:46 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Sonos Playbar appears at the FCC with WiFi, finally
Sonos is the de facto choice for multi-room audio, but even some of its biggest proponents will grumble about the lack of built-in WiFi -- going wireless in any way has meant tacking a Bridge on to ...
05:46 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Sonos Playbar appears at the FCC (update: WiFi explained)
Sonos is the de facto choice for multi-room audio, but even some of its biggest proponents will grumble about the lack of built-in WiFi -- going wireless in any way has meant tacking a Bridge on to ...
04:17 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Toshiba preps 20MP, backside-lit sensor for point-and-shoot cameras
When smartphones are encroaching on compact cameras' turf, how does a company try to stay relevant making sensors for those cameras? By upping the resolution, of course. Toshiba has given a peek at ...
02:52 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget LG Display is bringing Ultra HD TVs in multiple sizes, high res mobile screens and more to CES
The manufacturing white label behind products from LG Electronics and many, many other companies, LG Display will have something new for us in Las Vegas as well. In a press release, the company anno...
02:24 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Canon Cinema EOS-1D C hits stores in Japan today, expected stateside later this week
At $11,999, this latest Canon 1D is hardly set to become a DSLR bestseller, but there are certainly a few pro shooters willing to line up for an incredibly versatile 18-megapixel 4K cam, with EOS le...
01:15 am EST - Thu, December 27, 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...
12:19 am EST - Thu, December 27, 2012
Engadget Kupa X15 Windows 8 tablet gets production ready, now on sale starting at $1,100
When we first saw the Kupa UltraNote back at MobileCon 2012, the convertible Windows 8 slate had all the markings of a reference design: NFC, fingerprint scanner, LTE, digitizer and Intel Core i7 pr...
11:01 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.26.2012
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...
10:24 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget AT&T to update Samsung Galaxy Note II with Multi-Window tomorrow
Most US models of the Samsung Galaxy Note II have already been updated with Multi-Window -- a split-screen feature that allows users to view two apps at once -- but AT&T is the last of the four ...
09:02 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Google Music matching explicit songs with clean ones, but contains a stopgap fix
Early iTunes Match adopters will remember the unintentional bowdlerization of their music libraries: they'd listen to their scanned music collection on a second device and lose all the colorful lang...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Household
With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring yo...
06:48 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Gmail phone calls remain free of charge in 2013 for US and Canada
It may be an expected holiday gift, but it's still a nice one: Google's VoIP service in Gmail will remain free of charge for calls within the United States and Canada in 2013. A note on the Gmail Bl...
05:41 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Panasonic P-02E smartphone appears in the FCC flesh, looks Japan-bound
Earlier this month, a supposed Panasonic P02-E smartphone popped up on an NTT DoCoMo Japanese server log, but such scant evidence required more than a few grains of salt to swallow it. Now, the ever...
04:37 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals best in tech for December 26th: 42-inch LG HDTV and Onkyo home theater system
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 ...
03:33 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Nubia Z5 unveiled in China with quad-core chip, 5-inch 1080p display and 7.6mm thickness
Much like many Chinese smartphone brands these days, ZTE sub-brand Nubia had prematurely given away the main selling points of its Z5 ahead of its Beijing launch today, but there were still some sur...
01:07 pm EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Nintendo granted patent for multi-display Panorama View feature on Wii U
Nintendo lays claim to one of the more advanced implementations of dual-display gaming; its Panorama View Feature lets you move around the Wii U controller to see a different perspective than what's...
11:27 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget HTC One S global models finally gorging on Jelly Bean 4.1.1
HTC One S owners are seeing the light at the end of the Jelly Bean tunnel, as Android 4.1.1 is now being pushed out to the global models. The company originally promised it way back in July, with ru...
10:27 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget SpaceX Grasshopper reusable rocket improves leap to 131 feet (video)
Not to mix Aesop's Fables or anything, but when it comes to the world of commercial space race, sometimes slow and steady is the thing. A couple months back, we watched SpaceX's reusable vertical ta...
08:48 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget LG 'Hecto' laser TV projector to debut at CES 2013, promises a 100-inch screen from 22-inches away
As LG continues its slew of CES 2013 pre-announcements, the latest is a new display technology it's bringing to the projection arena, an ultra short throw laser projector. Capable of creating a 100-...
06:47 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget LG's 2013 AV lineup puts NFC into Blu-ray player, 9.1-channel home theater
LG is in the midst of a whirlwind tour of its 2013 CES introductions, and the next stop is its AV catalog. The running theme this year is NFC: both the BH9430PW 9.1-channel home theater and the BP73...
04:56 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Apple patents a method to refine curved glass for displays and beyond
The curved screens of Samsung's Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus helped them stand out in the smartphone crowd, but it's clearer than ever that the company doesn't have a lock on the idea. Apple is explorin...
03:14 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Samsung teases 'whole new Smart Hub' on Flickr feed, CES launch confirmed
Samsung's HDTV-based Smart Hub is set to land a major refresh at CES, according to a trio of images and a product description that appeared on Flickr this evening. Like previous iterations, the soft...
01:33 am EST - Wed, December 26, 2012
Engadget Plex desktop app becomes Plex Home Theater, adds AirPlay and HD audio
Plex wants us to settle in for some holiday viewing in front of our home theater PCs, and to that effect it's delivering a major beta update to its desktop app -- including a new name. The more clea...
11:54 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Apple granted design patent for fourth-gen iPod touch, reminds us of the shorter, fatter past
Merry Christmas! The USPTO is celebrating in a big way, with the copyright stamp making some pretty big rounds today. First up is a design patent for an iPod touch, which Cupertino filed back in Aug...
11:54 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Apple granted design patent for fourth-gen iPod touch, reminds us of the shorter, plumper past
Merry Christmas! The USPTO is celebrating in a big way, with the copyright stamp making some pretty big rounds today. First up is a design patent for an iPod touch, which Cupertino filed back in Aug...
10:52 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 25th - 30th)
Even though most of us are enjoying a holiday break and our favorite TV shows are too, there's still a few things worth checking out this week. Look below for the highlights this week, followed afte...
10:11 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Canon shutters the EOS 5D Mark II, makes Mark III man of the house
Given the advent of the EOS 5D Mark III, it's hardly a surprise to see that the Mark II has been quietly moved to Canon's retired list. The full-frame DSLR was famous for its HD video prowess and wa...
08:49 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Apple lands important SIM card connector patent
Sometimes, a patent grant is less about the technology itself than what it could mean for others. Case in point: a newly granted Apple patent for a "mini-SIM connector." The design complements earli...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Amol Koldhekar
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Amol Koldhekar! My childhood...
05:42 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Video-streaming Xmas cheer restored for Netflix users as AWS outage gets fixed for affected devices
Did this Christmas' Netflix outage have you and yours "bah humbuging" whilst picking through that collection of physical discs for solace? Fret no more, as the apparent Amazon Web Services outage be...
05:09 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget So, what'd you get?
Is it the best day ever? A close second? If you're able to take two seconds and spend a few quality moments with a few folks you love, it'll probably be tough to complain either way. But 'round here...
03:50 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 010 - 12.25.12 Holiday Special
Christmas day, and while the US is still tucked up in bed, awaiting Santa's visit, the euro-crew are already up and about, donning knitted jumpers with one hand in the chocolate tin, the other brand...
03:01 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Oppo Find 5 to hit more international markets in Q1 2013, adds a $569 32GB model
Ho ho ho! Even on this special day, the folks at Oppo decided to drop a bomb on its "Ofans." According to a fresh teaser on its Facebook page, not only will Oppo be offering the $499 16GB version of...
02:13 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Don't forget: enter to win one of 14 AT&T smartphones in our year-end giveaway!
We're guessing the wrapping paper is already back in your closet where it will say till next year's festivities, but that doesn't mean more tech goodies are out of the question. Our holiday gift gui...
12:29 pm EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Mophie OutRide action-cam case for iPhone now available: 170 degrees of Xmas footage for $150
We took a look at Mophie's OutRide ruggedized action-cam case back at IFA in August, but the month of December notoriously brings many more photo ops. Perhaps that's why the company has chosen to an...
09:44 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Newsweek ends its print run with a hashtagged cover
December 31st will mark the end of one of the biggest names in the world of printed news. As noted back in October, however, Newsweek isn't saying die, it's just jumping head first into the warm emb...
06:57 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Gameloft cuts many game prices to 99 cents, wants screen time on your gift phone
More than a few of us are getting phones and tablets as gifts this year, and Gameloft wants to be there the moment we're hunting for new apps to feed our devices. Accordingly, the developer has slas...
04:38 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Mini TARDIS really is bigger on the inside, thanks to augmented reality (video)
Once in a while we'd come across some cool DIY projects inspired by Doctor Who, the world's longest-running sci-fi TV show, but nothing beats this little TARDIS that would actually make you gasp out...
02:59 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Oppo Ulike 2 goes on sale in China with 5MP front-facing camera and free toothpicks
Last month, tucked in alongside news of the 1080p Find5, we got word of another, less macho Oppo phone coming to China -- the Ulike 2. This Ice Cream Sandwich-based handset went on sale today for th...
01:46 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Engadget gets animated in 'An Engadget Christmas'
We understand that the holidays can be a tough time of year. And certainly gadget editors aren't immune from the sort of soul-searching melancholia that can come with season's greetings. But as we d...
01:17 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget AWS outage brings Netflix down for some devices on Christmas Eve
Has an evening with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation become an annual holiday tradition? Or perhaps you enjoy a pre-present thrill, courtesy of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. What...
01:17 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget AWS outage brings Netflix down for some devices on Christmas Eve (update: back up!)
Has an evening with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation become an annual holiday tradition? Or perhaps you enjoy a pre-present thrill, courtesy of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. What...
12:33 am EST - Tue, December 25, 2012
Engadget Nintendo PSA: update the firmware for that gift Wii U
So you're the very definition of generosity and plan to put a Wii U under the tree for that special someone. Nintendo just provided a helpful tip to keep the kindness going beyond Christmas morning,...
11:30 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget 'Twas the night before...
'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a gadget was running, not even a mouse. Updates were posted and tweeted with care In hope that minutiae would be widely shared. The chi...
11:08 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Acer Iconia B1 tablet hitting in early 2013, priced at around $99
More info on that ultra budget tablet from Acer that made a sketchy FCC appearance roughly a week or so ago: The Wall Street Journal's been chatting with a "person with direct knowledge," who offere...
09:52 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N5100 possibly seen testing, may put quad Exynos in a small tablet
Feeling that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 could use some more grunt? There's a chance you'll get your wish. An unannounced Galaxy Note GT-N5100 has popped up in benchmark scores with what looks to be ...
08:06 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand X appears in T-Mobile USA garb at the FCC
If you were wondering whether or not the ZTE Grand X would cross the oceans to launch in the US, there's a good chance the mystery is over. An unusually detailed FCC filing has uncovered a V970T var...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget A visit to NORAD's Santa-tracking facility (video)
Few things in this world will reaffirm your holiday spirit faster than watching a dozen or so uniformed service people cover a room in Christmas wrapping. Also on that short list, it so happens, is ...
04:05 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Nokia Windows RT tablet rumored to pack a battery-equipped keyboard cover
The murmurs surrounding a 10-inch Nokia tablet are growing louder, and they suggest that the company won't just follow the herd. Tipsters for The Verge claim that the Windows RT slate would center o...
03:30 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget RIM's keyboard-packing BlackBerry N-Series gets the Mr. Blurrycam treatment
Well, well, well, here's a holiday treat for the BlackBerry enthusiast in your life. CN Beta has a pair of enticing images purporting to be the forthcoming keyboard-packing N-Series from RIM. The pi...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Editorial: All I want for Christmas is a new HTC Nexus
To this day, I remain in love with my HTC One X, but its fate has already been sealed. Soon enough, this fast and beautiful smartphone is going to find a new life in a drawer that holds my spare cha...
12:58 pm EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Emukey EK1 runs mouse, keyboard macros purely from hardware (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
10:53 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Google serves up reindeer games with Santa Tracker, lets St. Nick message your besties
Sure, Google's not in the Santa Tracking NORAD cabal anymore, but that's not stopping it from rolling out St. Nicholas-related goodies. It just launched a series of new games, including a chimney / ...
08:54 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget LG brings sharper picture of its 2013 Google TV lineup to be introduced at CES
After hinting in a Japanese press release that it'll out a bevy of new Google TV offerings in 2013, LG has firmed up the details, saying it'll launch seven new models at CES next January. Those incl...
08:54 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget LG brings sharper picture of its 2013 Google TV lineup launching at CES
After hinting in a Japanese press release that it'll out a bevy of new Google TV offerings in 2013, LG has firmed up the details, saying it'll launch seven new models at CES next January. Those incl...
08:12 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Neo Geo X hacked to run Unibios, unofficial game ROMS
After witnessing the fall of the DS, DSi, 3DS and PlayStation Vita, it's no surprise to hear that the Neo Geo X has succumbed to the talents of the homebrew community, but it is a little shocking ho...
05:01 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Nintendo PSA: update the firmware for that gift Wii U
So you're the very definition of generosity and plan to put a Wii U under the tree for that special someone. Nintendo just provided a helpful tip to keep the kindness going beyond Christmas morning,...
04:32 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget How would you change Sony's Xperia Ion?
While Sony undergoes its transformation under Kaz Hirai, there's a suspicion that many of its divisions have just been treading water. Take the Xperia Ion, for instance. The company's AT&T LTE f...
02:27 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of December 17th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
01:03 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget Hacker allegedly leaks Verizon FiOS customer data, Big Red points the finger at marketing firm
Verizon customers saw a flash of excitement this weekend when an alleged hacker claimed to have pilfered personal data for some three million of its wireless customers. Twitter user TibitXimer share...
12:15 am EST - Mon, December 24, 2012
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 12.17.2012
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back a...
11:03 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The 2012 Switchies, Part 1
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. It's that special time of year between the holiday sales and the pre-CES hype that presents an opportunity to consid...
09:14 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget LG's 2013 Google TV sets to come in more sizes, fresher designs
LG only experimented with a Google TV lineup in 2012; for 2013, it's committing to the concept in earnest. The 47- and 55-inch sizes we know today should be joined by 42-, 50- and 60-inch models tha...
07:30 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget IRL: Western Digital MyBook external hard drives, Doxie Go and Apple's Podcasts App
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. Merry Almo...
05:08 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Dijit updates remote, NextGuide apps with integrated profiles, Hulu-powered videoclips
The folks over at Dijit have been busy as the year draws to an end, issuing updates for both their universal remote app and NextGuide tablet app that promises to help us escape traditional grids. Th...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: invisibility cloak, a Hobbit House and a portable washing machine
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. Christmas is right around the corner, and for all of you...
02:01 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Xsens teases wearable 3D body sensors that won't cost, will track an arm and a leg (video)
When we think of full-body motion capture, we most often associate it with movie-grade equipment that demands a dedicated room, odd-looking suits and a corporate bank account to finance it all. Xsen...
12:19 pm EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Germany plans to clone the perfect Christmas tree, break Charlie Brown's heart
We've seen Christmas trees built out of spare car parts, discarded SCSI drives, OLED panels, and quadrocopter stacked boxes, but Germany? Their taking the old tannenbaum back to its roots -- and twe...
11:12 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2 preps Hong Kong and Taiwan launch, seeks early local testers on Facebook
We knew Xiaomi's keen to bring its phones into the European market, but before taking that long-haul flight, the Chinese company is going to make a couple of stops in Asia. According to the latest u...
08:26 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget BMW's Car Hotspot LTE means Bavarian Motor WiFi
The dedicated car phone may be a thing of the past, but the in-car hotspot is becoming increasingly common. BMW isn't shy when it comes to in-vehicle tech, so the fact that it's launching its own so...
07:26 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Huawei's 6.1-inch 1080p Ascend Mate flaunted by exec, leaves little surprise for CES
How big is too big? Well, that's clearly not Huawei's concern, as it's about to introduce a 6.1-inch 1080p Android phone at CES. But even two weeks (before the company's CES press day) is too much f...
05:41 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget FlipSide case for iPhone packs stealthy game controls, plays on solar power (video)
The perpetual challenge of developing an iPhone-friendly gamepad (or any phone-oriented gamepad) is the bulk, either for a gargantuan case or else a separate controller. If Justice Frangipane's team...
03:35 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best nettop for family use?
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 Robin, who wants to help the older ge...
02:00 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 17th, 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 week, we have a super-sized dose of news for Nokia and Windows Phon...
12:29 am EST - Sun, December 23, 2012
Engadget YouTube Player API for Android opens for all, brings seamless app integration (video)
Adding a little dash of YouTube magic to your Android apps should be simple affair right? Well, historically, not entirely. That's all set to change though, now that the long-promised Android YouTub...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 12.22.12: strange skulls, solar portraits and 17-minute code cracking
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Despite all the bad press, the 14th baktun is actually turning out pretty good so far. Okay, we're ba...
07:29 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget ZTE's 5-inch 1080p Grand S leaked, teased and confirmed for CES debut
Earlier today a kind anonymous tipster shared the above product shot of a ZTE Z753, which is allegedly the Chinese manufacturer's contribution to the ever-growing list of five-inch 1080p devices -- ...
07:02 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Dropbox beta lets Android photographers share, organize photos in bulk
If you hadn't noticed, Dropbox is on a major photography kick lately, and it's not stopping just because the holidays are nearly in full swing. Its new Android beta helps users deal with their photo...
05:23 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget AfterShokz to debut 'world's first' bone-conducting Bluez headphones at CES 2013
At first glance, you might think the guy in the photo above is wearing his sunglasses backwards. However, he's actually getting hiz groove on with the AfterShokz Bluez, a pair of Bluetooth headphone...
03:52 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Google adds localized screen shots and video to Play store
Devs have been able to localize their apps and the text that accompanies them in the Google Play store for sometime. But until recently they've had to recycle the same images and video content regar...
02:28 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Nature-inspired nano-material builds a better electrode, points to greener future (video)
From the apple falling on Newton's head to batteries made out of root extract, scientists have long turned to nature for ideas. Following that tradition, the brainiacs over at the University of Read...
12:42 pm EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget UK offers long-awaited copyright reform that sanctions format shifting, remote education
Believe it or not, it's still illegal in the UK to rip a favorite CD, or even to show copyrighted work in distance education -- both fair use permissions that many North Americans take for granted. ...
10:37 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Acer V350 reportedly spotted in benchmarks with Snapdragon S4, Jelly Bean
Acer may be something of a leaky ship. Just days after we saw the supposed V360 smartphone pose for the camera, a possibly related V350 model has reportedly shown up in GLBenchmark's results. Despit...
08:08 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Back to the Future DeLorean reaches Lego form in mid-2013, likely won't reach 88MPH (video)
Team BTTF has been pushing for months to get a Lego rendition of Back to the Future's AMC DeLorean as an official kit. Persistence pays off: Lego's Summer Review has approved the two-person group's ...
05:49 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Google's 'Happy Holidays from Android' gets you in the spirit with an unannounced Nexus 10 dock (video)
It's hardly the biggest reveal of the month, but Google's cheery "Happy Holidays from Android" video served to convey more than the search giant's heartfelt seasonal message -- it's also the launchi...
04:37 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Purported screenshot reveals listing for black and white BlackBerry Z10
While BlackBerry 10's final build has yet to be seen by the masses, its hardware has arguably received more views than PSY's Gangnam Style. After sporting the codenames London and L-Series, RIM's up...
03:16 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget TransPhone modular smartphone tablet goes Pro, still looks like a beginner
ASUS' PadFone 2 may be the only notable contender in the phone-in-tablet space, but it does have a cheapo me-too in TransPhone. The latest "Pro" version of this budget hybrid comprises a 7-inch 1,02...
02:21 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget NimbleTV beta goes live in New York City for a chosen few, streams paid TV anywhere they are
Online video startup NimbleTV told us that service was just months away, and it's acting on that promise with the official launch of its private beta. The 250-plus New York City residents let into t...
01:51 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Sirius XM Onyx EZ satellite radio pops up at the FCC
Sirius XM's first Onyx radio showed its face three years ago. For the technology world, that might as well have been eons; that makes it something of a relief to see an update, the Onyx EZ, going th...
01:29 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Archos 97 Titanium HD tablet combines Retina display prowess with an obtuse name
Can a single company produce too many Android tablets? Archos surely doesn't think so. Earlier today, the French electronics maker unveiled its awkwardly named 97 Titanium HD. Aside from a kooky mon...
12:59 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Google reportedly poaches key Samsung marketing VP for Motorola
Google may be doing more to boost Motorola's presence than whipping up a new device strategy, if rumors are true. AllThingsD claims that Google has poached Samsung's American VP for strategic market...
12:34 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Rheinmetall 50kW laser weapon aces latest test, pew-pews a 3-inch ballistic target
In the "sure wish we had a video" category, aptly-monikered defense contractor Rheinmetall has run a highly successful test of its 50kW high-energy laser weapon. It works by hunting down incoming ta...
12:11 am EST - Sat, December 22, 2012
Engadget Animoog 2.0 for iPad helps you crank out hits with accelerometer-controlled modulation
Building up your beat lab's equipment arsenal to finish up production on that 80s-themed mix-tape that you've been working on? Then you might want to check out Animoog 2.0 for iPad. Loaded with a sm...
11:33 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Did the Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro just hit the FCC?
Tablet lovers who've been eying Microsoft's elaborately named Surface with Windows 8 Pro may be one step closer to getting it in their hands now that a mystery Microsoft tablet, the 1514, has swung ...
11:30 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.21.2012
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...
11:01 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck's Naughty or Nice Meter knows if you've been bad or good (so be good for Arduino's sake)
Sometimes even Santa Claus needs help. Thankfully, the jolly fat guy's got one of our favorite modders on his side. We visited Ben Heck's Madison, Wisconsin workshop a few weeks ago for an Engadget ...
11:01 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Ben Heck's Naughty or Nice Meter knows if you've been bad or good
Sometimes even Santa Claus needs help. Thankfully, the jolly fat guy's got one of our favorite modders on his side. We visited Ben Heck's Madison, Wisconsin workshop a few weeks ago for an Engadget ...
10:48 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Kantar: iPhone 5 boosts Apple's US smartphone share to 53.3 percent, Android still tops in Europe
Stop us if you've heard this one before: the launch of a flagship, brand-defining smartphone gives its creator a swift leap in market share immediately afterwards. There's no surprise that the iPhon...
10:22 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Sony rumored to be developing full-frame mirrorless camera, release could come in 2014
This September, Sony disrupted the point-and-shoot market with the announcement of a full-frame compact model -- the $2,800 Cyber-shot RX1. On the same day, the company shared news of its first full...
09:57 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Amazon Instant Video app now available on (some) Google TV devices
Hot on the heels of making it available on the iPhone and iPod touch, Amazon's now bringing a native app (it's also accessible via Chrome) for its Instant Video service to Mountain View's TV platfor...
09:31 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's 'Bring a Reader to CES 2013' contest: we have a winner!
Dearest Reader, Great news! If you hadn't already heard, Daniel's entry for our 'Bring a Reader to CES 2013' contest won over our own staff, as well as the hearts of the outside world. We'd like to ...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Editor's Letter: Looking back
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. The year of 2012 is drawing to a close and what a 12 months it has been. Google unleashed not one but tw...
08:30 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Our augmented selves: The promise of wearable computing
By Donald Melanson and Michael Gorman It's been an interesting year for Google's most famous side project. After emerging from the company's suitably mysterious X Lab in April, Glass appeared across...
08:20 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook Poke app now available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad -- because, why not?
It's pretty tough to "Poke" someone -- digitally, anyway -- with a straight face. But toss a sophisticated smartphone into that equation, and... well, it's still just as tough. For those who'd like ...
08:05 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Motorola reportedly engineering 'X phone' and 'X tablet' to rival iPhone and Galaxy devices
Remember that era where the original RAZR elevated Motorola's name in the mobile realm to god-like status? Evidently, folks in that inner circle are angling for that to happen once more. A breaking ...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Gaming
With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring yo...
07:30 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Expand tickets now on sale: the countdown begins!
The inaugural Engadget Expand event is taking place March 16-17, 2013 at San Francisco's historic Fort Mason Center, and we can't wait for you to join us. Expand has been a long time in the making a...
07:02 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle app for Windows 8, RT adds in-app book purchases for touchscreens
Amazon's Kindle app for Windows 8 and RT was one of the first to reach the Windows Store, but it hasn't been very seamless for those purchasing more e-books from a touchscreen. An update today puts ...
06:34 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Google trials shipping, flight and event tracking in search results
It's not quite Google Now in your browser, but the latest search experiment from the internet giant certainly blurs the line between its mobile personal assistant and its desktop search product. The...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 820 for AT&T: what's different?
The Lumia 920 isn't the only Nokia Windows Phone gracing AT&T shelves this winter, even though it receives the lion's share of the attention. In its shadow sits another perfectly capable device,...
05:39 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Netflix wants users to be able to share viewing habits on Facebook, US Senate agrees
We knew Netflix was big, but big enough to change the law? Apparently so, as an amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act backed by the streaming service has been cleared by the US Senate. If th...
05:17 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Poll: If you worked for Google, which corporate gift would you pick?
Gift-giving is a beautiful thing, but it inevitably sets precedents. Last Christmas, Google's employees were each handed a customized Galaxy Nexus to take home, which means they'll be expecting some...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 321 - 12.21.2012
Did we mention it's the end of the world? We did? Oh, okay. Well if that's all getting a little too much depressing, then perhaps this week's reader questions aren't for you. If you're an optimist, ...
04:41 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Deezer looking for a D.E.A.L. to R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.
Deezer's been making a fair amount of noise around the world over the past week, and now the French company is looking to bring its block rockin' beats to the States. That news comes straight from t...
04:05 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Kindles Slices brings digestible essays and short stories to the UK
After a relatively successful stint in the US, Amazon is bringing its "vast spectrum " of reports, memoirs and narratives to the British Isles. Former Penguin Press managing director, Andrew Rosenhe...
04:05 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Kindle Slices brings digestible essays and short stories to the UK
After a relatively successful stint in the US, Amazon is bringing its "vast spectrum " of reports, memoirs and narratives to the British Isles. Former Penguin Press managing director, Andrew Rosenhe...
03:50 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Gangnam Style becomes first YouTube video to hit one billion views
Congratulations -- you've survived the end of the world! As you must have heard by now, the apocalypse warnings were absurd and your life is set to continue unchanged... or is it? PSY's Gangnam Styl...
03:00 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget HP EliteBook Folio 9470 review: a business Ultrabook turns out to be one of our favorites
More Info HP unveils second business Ultrabook, the EliteBook Folio Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review HP Folio 13 review It's sort of wild to think that at this time last year we had ...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 71 arrives with a look back at the year in tech
We have survived the dreaded apocalypse for the time being, but the year's end is right around the corner. As CES looms on the horizon, it's nearly time to look ahead to an entirely fresh slate of n...
02:13 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Porsche Design P'9981 BlackBerry gets cool matte black paint job, keeps crazy price
Is it even possible to get more exclusive than RIM and Porsche Design's P'9981 Blackberry? We're not sure, but the phone's coming back (at least to Porsche Design's boutique stores) in a matte black...
01:38 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile HTC 8X gets Windows Phone 8 update packing text messaging and WiFi tweaks
T-Mobile and Microsoft have unleashed a new Windows Phone 8 update (version 8.0.10211.204, if you must know) to polish the OS for HTC 8X devices. Now, incoming calls can be replied to with pre-writt...
12:56 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung AllShare SDK could bring better connected apps to your Galaxy
Samsung's AllShare apps are the only implementations of the company's DLNA-based platform to date, but now it wants external developers to help realize the tech's potential. The AllShare Framework S...
12:15 pm EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget 3D printed record puts a new spin on digital music (video)
If you thought downloading music from the internet had nothing new to offer, think again. One of the tech editors over at Instructables -- Amanda Ghassaei -- has put a new twist on the digital deliv...
11:36 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 162 - 12.21.2012
How many tech bloggers does it take to change an eco-system? Well, if this week's mobile podcast is anything to go by, the answer might be three. There's a definite whiff of revolution in the air, a...
10:58 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Netflix streaming pal eyeIO brings more pixels with 4K, 10-bit StudioRes video
Remember eyeIO? Its software took over the encoding chores for Netflix awhile back, reducing the required bandwidth enough that it no longer needed the "X-High" option for 1080p video. Now, the comp...
10:22 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung produces its first 14nm FinFET test chip, should offer substantial power improvements in future silicon
Samsung shows no signs of slowing down in 2013 and after confirming plans to expand its chip-making plant in Austin, Texas, the company's also unveiled its first 14nm FinFET test chip. The new desig...
10:22 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Samsung reveals its first 14nm FinFET test chip, should offer substantial power improvements in future silicon
Samsung shows no signs of slowing down in 2013 and after confirming plans to expand its chip-making plant in Austin, Texas, the company's also taped out its first 14nm FinFET test chip. The new desi...
09:48 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Possible Asus ME172V images leak out, give credence to earlier benchmark results
All a good rumor needs sometimes is a couple of images, and thanks to a Russian retailer, the 7-inch Asus ME172V has turned from some benchmark figures into a solid possibility. A site called oro1.r...
09:48 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Possible Asus ME172V tablet images leak out, give credence to earlier benchmark results
Sometimes, all a good rumor needs to bolster its street cred is a couple of images, and thanks to Notebook Italia and a Russian retailer, the 7-inch Asus ME172V has transformed from mere benchmark f...
09:04 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Maps update for Windows Phone 8 available, small improvements in tow
A new update for Maps on Windows Phone 8 has been spotted in the wild, and it supposedly improves the quality of, well, maps -- including those downloaded for offline use. There's no push mechanism ...
08:20 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Nokia and RIM settle 'all legal action', shake hands on new patent license agreement
Nokia and RIM have decided to make nice (at least after the BlackBerry maker lost some patent scuffles) and are withdrawing any pending legal action in the US, UK and Canada. Instead, RIM will be ma...
08:17 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Media Center Remote for Windows 8 controls 7MC PCs, Extenders via WiFi
Microsoft hasn't provided much in the way of Media Center enhancements as a part of its upgrade to Windows 8, but this app lets those PCs, tablets and everything in between control Windows 7 Media C...
07:41 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget FCC tasks Dish with building 70 percent of its AWS-4 LTE network in 7 years
The fellas at the FCC may have given Dish Network the green light to pilfer the AWS-4 spectrum for its upcoming LTE plans, but it didn't do so without leaving a few lingering strings. Dish is expect...
07:09 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Aptina intros 8MP sensors that bring 60FPS, pro-grade video to phones, action cameras
Smartphones and action cameras are no strangers to high-speed video: devices like the HTC One X make it a selling point. They've usually had to crop the frame from a much larger sensor, however, cut...
07:09 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Aptina intros 8MP sensors that bring 60 fps, pro-grade video to phones, action cameras
Smartphones and action cameras are no strangers to high-speed video: devices like the HTC One X make it a selling point. They've usually had to crop the frame from a much larger sensor, however, cut...
04:36 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Best Buy's CinemaNow opens home disc-to-digital program, makes cloud copies of DVDs for a fee
One interesting development of the UltraViolet program has been Walmart / Vudu's in-store disc-to-digital program, and now Best Buy is apparently ready to offer similar functionality, but within the...
04:02 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Hisense Pulse with Google TV priced at $100, now available from Amazon
It's been a while since we saw it at IFA, but it looks like the Hisense Pulse with Google TV is finally available for purchase a month after its promised release date. You can finally snag the Googl...
03:34 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: HTC will introduce 7-inch and 12-inch Windows RT tablets in 2013
Well, it looks like Microsoft has changed its tune about HTC's "experience" when it comes to churning out tablets. Today, Bloomberg reports that the Taiwan-based manufacturer will introduce 7-inch a...
02:38 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Facebook adds drag-and-drop photos, trials simplified Timeline and delivers new privacy controls
Anyone who's returned from an event with a virtual armful of photos may have been frustrated with Facebook's upload interface, which until now has involved a less-than-intuitive file browser. The co...
02:18 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Pi-to-Go: a Raspberry Pi, screen and keyboard stuffed into a 3D-printed case
Gaming consoles are the usual candidates to go under a screwdriver for miniaturization into portable packages, but Nathan Morgan set out to do something different: transform the hacker-friendly Rasp...
01:41 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Roku rounds out its media arsenal with new Spotify and Vevo channels
Roku's music cred increased twofold today. First up was news that a Vevo channel is coming to the set-top box, bringing video and music streaming along with its recommendations service. Users will b...
01:04 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Another former Olympus executive arrested in accounting scandal
As a dreaded accounting scandal continues to drag Olympus' name through the mud, federal agents in the United States arrested yet another gentleman in connection with the firm's alleged fraud. Chan ...
12:33 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget Instagram rolls its ToS back to the previous version after uproar, will 'take time to complete its plans'
After upsetting users with changes to its Terms of Service, Instagram announced tonight that it's discarding some of them for now, rolling back the advertising section to the ToS that's been in plac...
12:03 am EST - Fri, December 21, 2012
Engadget ICANN lists first custom TLDs up for consideration, starts with Chinese word for 'Catholic'
The bidding process for custom top-level domains led to many candidates, but there can only be one that ICANN considers first. Which one gets the honor? Thanks to a semi-random draw, it's ., or "Cat...
11:18 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.20.2012
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 - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Archos Video Player app comes to all recent Android devices
Archos has been big on custom, exclusive software as a selling point for its mobile devices, even into Android models where the extra work isn't strictly necessary. It's giving the rest of us a tast...
09:58 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Optimum TV subscribers now have access to WatchESPN and Showtime Anytime
A few weeks back, Cablevision revealed WatchESPN would indeed be accessible by Optimum TV subscribers, but, at that point, a mere "coming soon" promise is all we had to go by. Well, the good news is...
09:33 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Polaroid CEO: Android-powered interchangeable-lens camera will launch at CES
It looks like that Russian Polaroid social media advert may not be far-fetched, after all. In an email to Imaging Resource, Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy confirmed that "there will be an Android-powered,...
09:17 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget RIM's Q3 2013 earnings: $2.7 billion revenue, $114 million adjusted net loss, CIO to retire
RIM has just announced its earnings for Q3 2013 (the three months ending December 1, 2012 in non-RIM terms), including a five percent drop in revenue to $2.7 billion and an adjusted net loss of $114...
09:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Adobe acquires Behance, sets sights on community-driven Creative Cloud
Well, it looks like Adobe is wrapping things up nicely before the long holiday weekend. Mere days after the most recent round of updates, the software outfit has just announced its acquisition of Be...
08:55 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 shown off in allegedly leaked RIM marketing materials
Curious as to what RIM's upcoming L-series BlackBerry smartphone might look like? Well, UnwiredView's obtained what appears to be marketing material for that handset -- allegedly dubbed the Z10 -- s...
08:48 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget OpenTV owner sues Netflix over patent infringement
OpenTV isn't a name on the tips of most consumers tongues. Neither is Kudelski SA, the company behind the video middleware platform, most commonly found on cable set top boxes. But brand recognition...
08:30 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 4PM!
Check your Mayan advent calendars, the end of the world is nigh. And really, what better way to celebrate than with Brian, Dana and Terrence. We'll be discussing the week's news and which gadgets yo...
08:06 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget PSA: Nintendo TVii now live on Wii U in North America, no download required
Nintendo TVii is now available on Wii Us in North America, arriving right on time with Nintendo's 24-hour window of "December 20." The service -- which promises to unify the console's disparate medi...
07:59 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget MIT demos new form of magnetism that could lead to quantum communication, storage
It's not often that researchers can verify a discovery that could change how we approach basic principles of technology, not just build on what we know. Nonetheless, MIT might have accomplished just...
07:28 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Amazon Studios orders six original comedy pilots for its Prime Instant Video service
After putting out an open call for original content last May, Amazon Studios is ready to begin production on six comedy pilots. Culled from a writer base consisting of industry vets (some award winn...
06:57 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget TMU's virtual body simulates most senses from the comfort of your seat (video)
A lot of virtual reality, quite simply, isn't. It replicates the visuals and sounds, but not much else. Tokyo Metropolitan University's Ikei Laboratory is taking a shot at filling in more of the exp...
06:26 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Nintendo TVii gets TiVo support in January, hoping to support other DVRs 'in the future'
Nintendo TVii is scheduled for arrival on North American Wii U consoles at some point today, but it's lacking a few key features Nintendo promised when the service was first revealed back in Septemb...
06:17 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Facebook 'experiment' lets select users pay to have messages routed directly to a stranger's inbox
Get ready to have your preconceived notions of email destroyed. In a Facebook blog post today, the company has gone to great lengths to bury the lede -- which, essentially, says that it's experiment...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Path 2.9 update introduces contextualized, personalized search (update: now with video)
Many of us enjoy looking through our social network history to reflect on shared memories, and Path is helping users do just that with its latest 2.9 update. Adding a comprehensive search feature th...
05:33 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Deutsche Telekom CEO Ren Obermann leaving by the end of 2013, CFO to take over
Not every CEO makes a graceful exit -- just ask HP. It's clear that Deutsche Telekom chief René Obermann would rather leave on his own terms, as he's orchestrating his departure up to a year ...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Olympus execs: E-5 sequel due in 2013, mates Micro Four Thirds with Four Thirds
Photographers invested in the Four Thirds system haven't had many options lately, most of all if they prefer Olympus camera bodies -- the E-5 arrived in 2010, and hasn't really had company since. Ol...
04:32 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Continental gets automated vehicle approved for Nevada roads
Google isn't the only outfit puttering around Nevada roads with its hands off the wheel -- German automotive supplier Continental has the state's approval to let the computer take the wheel, too. Ea...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Rockmelt social browser comes to iPhone, Android version still in development
When we heard Rockmelt was going to announce some news about its social browser becoming available to lots more people, we assumed that meant the Android version was finally ready. Not quite: turns ...
03:31 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Creators of Zork to accept Pioneer Award at DICE Summit, hide WIRED interview behind new text adventure
If you've ever been eaten by a grue, you can blame Dave Lebing, Marc Blank and and a small team of their friends -- Zork, and the notoriously frustrating text adventure game genre that followed is ...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Flipboard lands on Android tablets, now supports Nexus 10
It's no secret that we're big fans of Flipboard here at Engadget, but there's one thing we've been longing for: a tablet-optimized Android version. Until now, running the app on the Nexus 10 (by sid...
02:50 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Foxconn buys 9% stake in GoPro for $200 million
Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn, is already the world's largest electronics manufacturer. Chances are if you've got a laptop, console or smartphone it was assembled in one of the company'...
02:50 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Foxconn buys 9 percent stake in GoPro for $200 million
Hon Hai Precision, better known as Foxconn, is already the world's largest electronics manufacturer. Chances are if you've got a laptop, console or smartphone it was assembled in one of the company'...
02:46 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Imo's iPad app augmented with free voice calling, enhanced photo sharing
When Imo crammed free voice calling into its iPhone application, it neglected to port the functionality to its large-screened counterpart. Now, the iPad version of Imo.im is catching up -- adding Vo...
02:28 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 goes on sale, may arrive in January
Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet 2 has been an elusive beast. We heard about pricing in October with promises that it would arrive the same month, but it was held back at the last moment with few progress u...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS intros 4-inch ZTE Avid 4G, brings LTE and ICS for a mere $149
Despite announcing a couple of budget-friendly handset options in recent months, it's clear MetroPCS doesn't plan to stay put, as the company today let it be known that it's making yet another addit...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget HTC 8S review: a budget Windows Phone that doesn't compromise on style
More Info Windows Phone 8S by HTC hands-on: a bright Windows phone that holds promise HTC Windows Phone 8S hits the FCC with North American 3G, gives the US a horrible tease HTC confi...
01:46 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Tesla's European pricing for the Model S starts at 60,000, UK version due in Late 2013
Hot on the heels of the announcement that it'll open a distribution center in The Netherlands, Tesla Motors has spilled the beans on how many limbs Europeans will have to auction to afford one of it...
01:25 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Yelp for Android gets updated with Yelp Talk, new action bar UI
Yelp on Android has reached version 3.7, and it's gotten a little more social with the addition of Yelp Talk. Now, users can discuss whatever their recommendation-seeking hearts desire by starting a...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Dragon Mobile Assistant beta for Android updated, lets your voice launch apps and music
Nuance has refreshed its Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android to let you do more stuff using speech alone. The beta app now allows you to set alarms, launch apps and play music, in addition to its ex...
12:46 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Boeing tests the effect of WiFi on flights, substitutes potatoes for humans
Boeing has hauled in around 20,000 pounds of potatoes to use as human substitutes during its tests with airplane WiFi. The aircraft maker is checking that onboard wireless signals don't interfere wi...
12:32 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Acer eases mystery Iconia B1-A71 Tab past FCC, GLBenchmark shows modest specs
Acer looks ready to launch an entry-level tablet into the market judging by an FCC application that popped up today along with an earlier GLBenchmark leak. The test site's report shows a likely 7-in...
12:01 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget First Unreal Engine 3 game gets honest-to-goodness Linux port
Who gives the official all-clear after the End of the World? We have no idea, but soon as the happy signal comes we're going to reconfigure our Linux-powered bunker for a spot of gaming. It's an eer...
12:01 pm EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Dungeon Defenders: the first Unreal Engine 3 game to get an honest-to-goodness Linux port
Who gives the official all-clear after the End of the World? We have no idea, but soon as the happy signal comes we're going to reconfigure our Linux-powered bunker for a spot of gaming. It's an eer...
11:31 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Forrester report finds US tablet ownership doubled this year
Forrester Research has come out with its annual report on technology consumption in the US, and tablets are certainly gaining popularity. Although slightly lower than Pew Research's figures, Forrest...
11:01 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III 'Premium Suite' upgrade arrives in the UK today
Pining for the multi-window app skills of the Galaxy S III's bigger brother? Well it looks like the UK iteration is belatedly getting its own premium suite. Already heavily trailed by Samsung itself...
10:30 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 009 - 12.20.12
You will always find Mat in the kitchen at parties. Just not on Instagram. Sharif will be on the fence about Tegra 4. Steve's usually perusing the Raspberry Pi app store. While Dan will be found wai...
10:16 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget NFL announces Super Bowl XLVII will be streamed live by CBS
Last year, the National Football League took a massive step forward when it announced it would be live streaming the biggest game of the year for the first time ever -- at least officially. Said mov...
09:47 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 coming to Vodafone UK in early 2013
Windows Phone 8's arrival in the UK seemed to catch Vodafone on the hoof, with the company merely offering vague hints that it'd stock the Lumia 820, HTC 8X and 8S in the future. Now, the network ha...
09:26 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Samsung gets go-ahead on $3.9 billion chip production line expansion in Texas
Samsung's plans for a substantial renovations at hits semiconductor factory in Austin have been approved. Completing talks with the government of Texas, the world's biggest memory chip-maker will be...
08:59 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Evernote Food goes full circle on iOS: now on iPad along with all-new design
After being quite the hit amongst iPhone and iPod touch users, the Evernote Food application was bound to make its way to the iPad at some point. The good news is that, starting today, food fanatics...
08:27 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Dropbox continues media buying spree with photo aggregator Snapjoy
Dropbox is further framing up its media ambitions with the acquisition of photo service Snapjoy, coming hot on the heels of its Audiogalaxy purchase and photo-centric Dropbox 2.0 iOS launch. Snapjoy...
07:51 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Ofcom announces UK 4G auction bidders: seven networks fight it out for 250MHz of new spectrum
Just ahead of the auction set to start in January 2013, UK regulator Ofcom has confirmed the networks gunning for next-generation spectrum. Alongside familiar names like Telefonica (O2), Vodafone, E...
07:25 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant beta invites slowly start rolling out, iOS and Android apps appear
As promised, the Redbox Instant beta is under way, offering interested customers and employees an early peek at its blend of kiosk rentals and streaming video. With unlimited subscription video and ...
06:45 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Moonbase offers up a visual editor for creating HTML5 animations, memes
HTML5 holds great potential for creating interactive in-browser experiences, but wielding its power typically requires assorted web design skills and a good handle on JavaScript. However, Jake Lodwi...
05:58 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget BeetBox drops a beat with a side of Raspberry Pi, and other plant puns (video)
Sometimes the plays on words are unavoidable -- in fact, they form the very heart of Scott Garner's recent musical creation. His BeetBox turns six of its namesake root vegetables into drum pads thro...
05:14 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Boost Mobile to start throttling data speeds in late January
Boost Mobile announced today that starting on or around January 20th it will begin throttling data speeds for its "Monthly Unlimited" customers who exceed 2.5GB of data use. Once this threshold is b...
04:42 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Sceptre teases 2013 lineup that includes near-borderless TVs, WiFi sound bar
Sceptre isn't waiting for CES to give a peek at what its home theater roster will bring. This year, the budget-focused company is hoping to take on the extra-minimalist TVs we've seen from Samsung a...
04:16 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget 5-inch ZTE U887 enters the low-end phablet fray
Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy Grand, a lower-end Galaxy Note II alternative announced yesterday, ZTE is trotting out a dual-core phablet of its own: the U887. According to Gizchina and the ...
03:55 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget ESPN brings new interface to ScoreCenter for Android and iOS
Attention all sports fans and degenerate gamblers: earlier today ESPN released an update for its Android and iOS ScoreCenter apps. Version 3.0 introduces a new user interface, iPhone 5 support, live...
03:35 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Deezer, Eurosport and Napster coming later this month to LG Smart TVs in the UK
Over the past few months, we have seen LG slowly but surely increase the amount of entertainment content in its Smart TV platform, with apps such as Verizon FiOS (in the US) and Disney rentals among...
03:13 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Valve opens Steam for Linux beta, asks users to track bugs via GitHub
Not "experienced" enough to qualify for Valve's first Steam for Linux beta? That's okay -- patience pays off. Poised as an early Christmas present, Valve has opened Steam's Linux beta to all users. ...
02:46 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget US military exploring Kinect for low-cost physical therapy routines
When Bill Gates first demoed his BASIC interpreter for the Altair, it seems a safe bet that he could've never guessed that his company would eventually be collaborating with the US military to intro...
02:23 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Toyota 2013 Avalon Limited packs Qi wireless charging
Few if any of us are fans of buying 12V adapters to keep our phones powered up in the car. Those who buy the just-arriving 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited, if they choose the Technology Package, won't ha...
01:56 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Cassini probe gets a glimpse of Saturn's shadow
The Cassini space probe has collected quite a few memories of Saturn in its eight years, swinging by the planet's moons and even listening to lighting storms. Even so, we're being treated to an unco...
01:43 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Tumblr updates its app with iPad support and Explore tab, ends day of Android envy
More than a month after launching its native iOS app and a day after releasing a tablet-friendly layout on Android, blog network Tumblr has updated its app to support Apple's tablets. It's also adde...
01:31 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: You Use THAT?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. That's what she said to me. "You use THAT?!" she repeated, pointi...
01:15 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Vudu launches movie streaming downloads to Android tablets, Xbox 360 app supports 1080p
Coming about a year after its launch on iOS, Walmart-owned Vudu has opened up access to its (UltraViolet-connected) movie library on Android. Interestingly, it's included a key feature not currently...
12:54 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Humble Bundle goes indie once more in seventh iteration, includes Indie Game: The Movie
In recent months, the notorious Humble Bundle has gone from indie, to literary, to mainstream, and back again, with today's announcement of the newest Indie bundle and its smattering of games. If th...
12:31 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget Opera confirms its Devices SDK is behind Boxee TV's HTML5 apps
It's been available since last month, but browser-maker Opera has only today confirmed that it's Opera Devices Software Development Kit is providing the backend for the Boxee TV's HTML5 apps. Those ...
12:13 am EST - Thu, December 20, 2012
Engadget LogMeIn prices Cubby cloud storage in Basic and Pro tiers
LogMeIn's launch of its Cubby cloud storage service has been a protracted one (we've heard about its beta since April), but we're close enough to an early 2013 launch that we now have pricing. A Bas...
11:40 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.19.2012
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...
11:36 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Google sells Motorola Home cable and internet box business to Arris for $2.35 billion
Ever since Google announced it would acquire Motorola Mobility last year there have been questions about what it would do with the company's large internet and TV set-top box business, and now that ...
11:26 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung Display teases 5.5-inch flexible 720p display for demo at CES
Curious to know all the wonders that are in store for this year's CES? Well, in addition to our previews, Samsung Display -- a recent spinoff from the Korean giant -- has let it be known that it'll ...
11:18 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Following Lifeline reforms, FCC funds pilot programs to improve broadband adoption
Following the FCC's reforms of its Lifeline assistance program, the regulatory agency announced today that it's trimmed subsidy expenditures by a handsome $214 million -- which just so happens to be...
10:42 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Alleged shots of Acer's first Jelly Bean smartphone pop up on Chinese site
As a brand, Acer doesn't quite yet resonate in the mobile space. After all, it took the company the better part of a year to release the CloudMobile. But from the looks of these (very clear) leaks c...
10:15 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Kobo Mini gets a big price drop for a limited time
Looking for something, um, stocking-sized later this week? Kobo's announced a temporary but significant price-drop on its diminutive 5-inch Mini e-reader. From December 21st to the 23rd, the pocket-...
09:49 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Google updates Santa tracking algorithm, reopens North Pole privacy debate
Old Saint Nick may be full of mystery and magic most of the year, but as soon as December 24th rolls around, all eyes are on the jolly fat man, especially in this era of always-on social media. Sure...
09:35 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia rolling out update with camera fix for Lumia 920 and 820 owners in the US and Canada
Earlier today, Nokia announced software updates for the Lumia 920 and 820 for customers in the US (AT&T) and Canada (Rogers). Highlights include: improved bluetooth connectivity, enhanced batter...
09:10 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Help us pick the winner for our 'Bring a Reader to CES 2013' contest!
Dearest Reader, Thank you for all the heartfelt replies to our previous letter -- it really meant a lot. As promised last time we chatted, we've done our bit by wading through hours of mostly great ...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 5pm ET with guest Ashley Esqueda!
We'd say 'tis the season for awesome podcasts, but let's face it -- it's always the season for awesome podcasts. However, a special guest oftentimes adds a dash of extra spice to our normal cup of h...
08:53 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget DARPA shows off latest advances to four-legged LS3 robot: voice control, improved autonomy and maneuverability
It's just been a few months since DARPA was touting the last round of improvements to its four-legged LS3 robot, but it's already back to show off some more. These latest follow two weeks of real wo...
08:46 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Google Apps for Business users receive Quickoffice for iPad as a freebie
If Google recently caught you off-guard with its announcement that Google Apps would move to a $50 per user model, perhaps some free software will help restore balance to your world. Today, the comp...
08:31 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Buzzed Buzzer helps you become even more annoying while drunk
Sure, we see plenty of specialized technology, day in and day out, but few of these modern movels target an often overlooked segment of the population: the incredibly drunk. Thankfully, Tyler DeAnge...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Displays
With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring yo...
07:44 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Former senior manager at AU Optronics found guilty of involvement in LCD price fixing
The name of Taiwanese display manufacturer AU Optronics is rarely out of the courts when LCD price fixing is involved, and now another of the company's heavyweights has been convicted for the part ...
07:27 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Facebook pauses efforts to launch ad network
Remember that mobile ad network that Facebook ushered into beta around three months ago? Don't look for it to escape anytime soon. Per a new report from AllThingsD, spokesman Brandon McCormick has s...
07:09 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Twitter archive begins rolling out to users today, enables sorting by month and keyword
A "small percentage" of Twitter users may have noticed the feature earlier this week, but the rest of us should officially have access to the service's archive tool soon. After downloading your own ...
06:39 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Cookoo analog smart watch makes early debut in Hong Kong, we go hands-on (video)
Remember the Cookoo smart watch? For those who don't know, 'tis an analog watch with a notification display plus Bluetooth 4.0 low energy connectivity, and it prides itself for its much longer batte...
06:24 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget White Motorola RAZR i lands in the UK on December 22nd
If owning one of the first Intel-based phones just isn't unique enough, there's now a rarer color option. The Motorola RAZR i is coming to the UK in a seasonally appropriate white, starting with loc...
06:03 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget FTC introduces changes to Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, parental permission now required to collect information
The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (or COPPA) was first introduced back in 1998, but you don't have to look very far to realize the internet has changed quite a bit since then. Today, the ...
05:56 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung to release Verizon developer edition Galaxy Note II
Samsung gave devs an unlockable version of its Verizon flavored flagship, the GSIII, mere months ago, and now the Korean firm has seen fit to do the same for its phablet. That's right, folks, you'll...
05:37 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Ouya gets 10 more games following 10 days of dev console giveaways
Ouya's game lineup is growing in leaps and bounds in the run up to next March's consumer launch of the Kickstarter-funded Android-powered game console, and developers are just about to start receivi...
05:37 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Ouya gets 10 more potential games following 10 days of dev console giveaways
Ouya's game lineup is growing in leaps and bounds in the run up to next March's consumer launch of the Kickstarter-funded Android-powered game console, and developers are just about to start receivi...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget CloudOn outs v3.0: iPhone compatibility, optimization for 7-inch tablets and SkyDrive integration
Suffice it to say, CloudOn never quite stops polishing its iOS / Android productivity app, with the service often adding feature after feature and reaching more and more folks around the world -- wi...
04:41 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for December 19th: Garmin nuvi and Klipsch Image X10 in-ears
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 ...
04:23 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung acknowledges Exynos security issue, promises update 'as quickly as possible'
It may have taken longer than we would have liked, but Samsung has finally confirmed that it's aware of the Exynos security exploit discovered this weekend. The smartphone maker hasn't issued a time...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an unlocked iPhone 5, courtesy of CloudOn!
We've given away a few iPhone 5s in the past, but this is the first opportunity we've had to hand out a GSM-unlocked version. Also known as the A1428 model, this particular iPhone will get you HSPA&...
03:40 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Spider shows 3D printers what's what, sculpts giant replica of self
A likely new species of arachnid has been discovered with the astonishing ability to "print" an elaborate version of itself to scare away predators. Though other species in the Cyclosa genus make cr...
03:06 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV S review: the Galaxy S III, repackaged for Windows Phone 8
Samsung was one of the first to join the Windows Phone parade with the Focus, and was quick to follow up with devices like the Focus S. It's been unusually conservative with Windows Phone 8, however...
02:37 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget PlayMemories Studio update for PS3 brings 4K image support, cloud features and more
Sony has been continually pushing its PlayMemories brand of apps across its hardware offerings, and this latest update falls at the feet of PlayStation 3 owners. It's PlayMemories Studio in particul...
02:06 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Nintendo TVii app launches on Wii U in US and Canada on December 20
Nintendo of America announced this morning that its delayed Nintendo TVii service for the Wii U will launch on December 20. Nintendo TVii, first introduced back in September, intends to tie all of y...
01:44 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Kodak offloads patents for $525 million, Apple and Google both grab a slice
This isn't a huge surprise, since we already knew that specialist patent buyers were circling Kodak's wares with around half a billion dollars in their baggy pockets. Nevertheless, the deal is now d...
01:28 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Next Wii U system update due late December, will improve software loading times
The Wii U launch didn't go quite as smoothly as consumers would've liked, with a major update to sit through right after unboxing, and support for various video streaming services absent on day one....
12:29 pm EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget NEC intros 15.6-inch LaVie X Ultrabook in Japan, claims it's the 'world's thinnest'
Following the announcement of its somewhat flexible LaVie Y in Japan, NEC's now introducing us to a new, much sleeker member of the company's Windows 8 lineup. At first glance, you may quickly notic...
11:20 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Major UK networks confirm they'll carry Blackberry 10 wares in early 2013
While our immediate attention is focused on the fast approaching tech-fest that is CES, let us not forget another important event taking place in January -- the eagerly awaited launch of BlackBerry ...
10:18 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Nokia reportedly 'in talks' to build 10-inch Windows RT slate with Qualcomm and Compal
There's been no shortage of chin-wagging about a Nokia slate in the past, but needless to say it's never amounted to much. In fact, the murmurs and patent applications largely died away prior to the...
09:33 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Google Play Books gets high quality read aloud, pinch zoom, recommendations
If you like having your classics read to you by your handheld device but don't care for the usual robot-stuck-in-a-well tones, Google Play Books has been updated with a more dulcet option. The "read...
08:24 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget LG's latest smart TV Magic Remote can control other devices, understand natural language
We've seen several iterations of LG's Magic remote since it was first introduced in 2010 with gesture control, as it added a click wheel and a mic for voice control (QWERTY for the Google TV), and L...
07:57 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Sprint improves Chicago LTE coverage, brings 4G to a few other new areas
Today, Sprint expanded its existing LTE coverage for customers in the Chicago metropolitan area. Not stopping at the Windy City, the carrier dropped six more regions into its high-speed bucket: Indi...
07:09 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Twitter notches more than 200 million active monthly users
Sure, Facebook may have scored one billion active monthly users earlier this fall, but Twitter has some celebrating to do as well -- albeit for a significantly smaller figure. Rather than commemorat...
06:18 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Cadillac to reveal 2014 ELR electric coupe on January 15th
Cadillac still doesn't have a proper footprint in the world of electric powertrains. We can at last say when it will, however: the automaker has confirmed that it's unveiling the production, 2014 mo...
05:37 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget NC State builds stretchable wires from liquid metal, keeps headphones humming (video)
More than a few of us have had that moment of panic when our headphone cords catch on an object and cut the listening short -- sometimes permanently. Researchers at North Carolina State University c...
04:44 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget W3C completes HTML5 definition, starts interoperability testing
Long heralded as the darling of the open web, the standards for HTML5 haven't actually been finalized by the W3C -- it was just recently that the international consortium pledged to get it done by 2...
04:07 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Wunderlist 2 debuts, ditches HTML5 for native apps on Android, Windows, iOS and Mac
Wunderlist is one of those apps that's beloved by productivity nerds, but not very well known outside of those circles. Part of the appeal came from its availability on almost every platform out the...
03:31 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget AT&T scores WCS spectrum victory, covers 608 markets and 82 percent of Americans
The wireless landscape shifted a bit today, as the FCC has made good on its promise to allow AT&T's deployment of LTE service over the WCS band. In all, the regulatory agency approved Ma Bell's ...
02:56 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Ceton brings major Echo WMC Extender update out of beta, fixes 1080i and more
We've been eagerly tracking Ceton's Echo Windows Media Center Extender since its debut at CES, however as we noted in our review, at launch its appeal was held back by some bugs. The team over there...
02:27 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Google adds the scrolls of Genesis and the Ten Commandements to the cloud
Following through on its mission to help digitally preserve the Dead Sea Scrolls, Google announced today that it's working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to bring more ancient text to the clo...
02:27 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Google adds the scrolls of Genesis and the Ten Commandments to the cloud
Following through on its mission to help digitally preserve the Dead Sea Scrolls, Google announced today that it's working with the Israel Antiquities Authority to bring more ancient text to the clo...
01:44 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Penguin joins publishers settling with the DOJ over e-book prices
The US Department of Justice may have only reached settlements with three of the five major publishers it had sued for allegedly fixing e-book prices, but it's improving its track record through a n...
01:01 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget ITC Judge finds Motorola patent claim invalid in case against Apple
Apple and Motorola's patent spat at the ITC has been dragging on for months, with Moto getting a favorable infringement ruling early on -- but it seems that Apple will be ending the year on a legal ...
12:18 am EST - Wed, December 19, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 329 - 12.18.2012
Flashy new logo, same HD news. We've finally put out our review of Ceton's Echo Windows Media Center Extender and... oh, wait, what's that? There's already an update available in beta for an issue w...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.18.2012
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...
11:08 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Instagram responds to user concerns, adjusts new Terms of Service to allay fears
Were you among the many put off or freaked out by Instagram's changes to its Terms of Service announced yesterday? You're not alone, as many informed the Facebook photo sharing platform that they we...
11:01 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Sprint puts its Upgrade Now program on hold
Sprint has been scaling back its upgrade perks for more than a year, and another just met its end -- momentarily. The carrier has confirmed to us and Android Central that it's freezing its Upgrade N...
10:37 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Google's Blogger for iOS adds iPhone 5 support, more save post options
Regardless of the mobile platform, Google's oftentimes keeping the majority of its apps up to date, and while the iPhone 5's been around for a few months now, it's still nice to see more and more so...
10:06 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Xbox Live welcomes Vimeo and AOL On, boosts Verizon FiOS offering for Gold subscribers
A host of new Xbox Live apps came online for Gold subscribers today, including Vimeo and AOL On. Vimeo users will have the ability to share videos through Xbox Live and Facebook, but the new app may...
09:23 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget V-Moda ships its listener-influenced Crossfade M-100 headphones
V-Moda's Crossfade M-100 headphones represent a rare experiment that suggests some of the listeners themselves are the best designers. We're about to learn whether practice matches theory now that t...
09:00 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Show 39: Holiday Spectacular with Jonathan Coulton, John Roderick and Ben Heck
It's the most wonderful time of year. There's stockings hung above the fireplace, overflowing hot cocoa on the table, a MakerBot Replicator 2 printing ornaments beneath the tree and a sampling of th...
08:34 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget AT&T U-verse gets Starz Play, Encore Play and Movieplex Play access
A little bit of good news for users who fall in the overlapping area of the AT&T U-verse / Starz Venn diagram -- those who subscribe to both services will get access to Starz Play, Encore Play a...
08:11 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget iSuppli: Samsung forecasted to unseat Nokia for top ranking in 2012 global phone shipments
Between the years of 1998 and 2011, Nokia consistently took the first-place prize for global unit shipments, outpacing both Samsung and Apple. This year, however, iSuppli projects that the Finnish f...
07:46 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Google Field Trip makes its way to the UK, helps you one-up the Queen with Buckingham Palace trivia
Want to learn a bit about that giant obelisk just outside your bedroom window? Or perhaps you're curious about the 16th century structure a few blocks away. As you approach, Google's Field Trip app ...
07:22 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget The Meebo Bar returns, this time with more Google+
Back in the balmy heat of June Google snapped up (and then largely dismantled) a new property by the name of Meebo. Now, as winter starts to bite, it looks like the one part it was going to keep -- ...
06:52 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Twitter for Blackberry 4.0 adds Connect tab, more modern UI
RIM may be finally ready to move on to its platform-in-waiting, BB 10, but that's doesn't mean its current user base has been forgotten. In fact, Twitter's just announced a 4.0 update to its native ...
06:28 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 update, promises fix for WiFi bug
It doesn't look to bring with it any major changes, but Apple has just released its latest iOS update, which takes things up to version 6.0.2. According to the company, this one primarily addresses ...
06:28 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Apple releases iOS 6.0.2 update for iPhone 5 and iPad mini, promises fix for WiFi bug
It doesn't look to bring with it any major changes, but Apple has just released its latest iOS update, which takes things up to version 6.0.2. According to the company, this one primarily addresses ...
06:20 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Skitch for Mac update adds back 'classic' features, performance improvements
Skitch's chief designer, Keith Lang, promised that the Skitch of old would slowly return to users in incremental updates and, today, the first of those has arrived. The currently available version 2...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Google Music gains scan and match feature in the US
It wasn't very long ago that Google Music landed in Europe -- to the delight of local music lovers, we're sure. On its trip across the pond, the service gained a unique new feature called scan and m...
05:31 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget New 'iphone' launches in Brazil, lawyers cancel Christmas break
No sooner has one legal tussle ended, than another potential courtroom brawl rears its 3.7-inch screen. The new iphone has launched in Brazil, but no, we're not talking about Apple's flagship -- we ...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Polaroid IM1836 Android-based mirrorless camera appears on Russian site ahead of CES
It looks like Polaroid's betting big on Android. Judging by a product image and description leaked on a Russian social media site, the company is gearing up to launch an Android-based mirrorless ILC...
04:20 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Bitcasa brings limitless cloud storage to Android and Windows 8 today, iOS in January
Bitcasa has offered truly unlimited cloud storage for awhile, but only desktop users have had access to more than an HTML5 page. Now that there's native Infinite Drive apps for Android, Windows 8 an...
03:44 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Tumblr Android app update brings tablet support, new 'following screen'
Tumblr users have been managing their online repositories via mobile apps for a while now, but that software has been tailored specifically for smartphones thus far. The latest version of the bloggi...
03:16 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget ZTE Grand Era LTE launches in Hong Kong with dual-mode LTE (video)
LTE technology is usually divided into two distinct camps, FDD-LTE and TD-LTE, that might as well exist in two different worlds: own a device using one and you can't access the other. ZTE is bringin...
02:43 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Nikon patents digital sensor back for old-school 35mm film cameras
Can't let go of that aging 35mm SLR accustomed to a strict film-only diet? Nikon seems to be toying with the idea of feeding its older models digits instead, judging by a Japanese patent application...
02:09 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Spotify now streaming to premium customers on TiVo Premiere boxes
Spotify is continuing its bid for electronic ubiquity, today announcing yet another device its streaming tunes will be available on: TiVo Premiere. The Premiere series of set top boxes from TiVo com...
02:09 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Spotify now streaming to premium customers on TiVo Premiere boxes (update: no radio)
Spotify is continuing its bid for electronic ubiquity, today announcing yet another device its streaming tunes will be available on: TiVo Premiere. The Premiere series of set top boxes from TiVo com...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Garmin smartphone apps updated with Foursquare integration, location-sharing via Glympse
Garmin's StreetPilot Onboard and Navigon apps were recently updated to include public transport information and a parking finder, and a just-announced refresh will add even more navigational goodies...
01:32 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget German state of Schleswig-Holstein orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms
While some countries are insisting that web users hand over their real names, a German state has ordered Facebook to start letting people use fake handles online "immediately." The office of the Dat...
12:56 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung drops European patent lawsuits against Apple (update: maybe not completely)
Samsung has stated that it will withdraw from its patent battles with Apple that cover infringement issues in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Halting its injunction requests was ...
12:19 pm EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor details leaked: 4-plus-1 cores, 28nm, six times the power of Tegra 3
NVIDIA's next superhero-themed mobile chipset has possibly made an early appearance in a leaked side in China, and it looks like it wants to go toe-to-toe with the latest processors from Samsung and...
11:42 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget 'The Buddhist' video game knows there's more to life than collecting coins, saving princesses
This was certainly one of the more mysterious exhibits at today's ITP Winter Show at NYU. In fact, when we asked its co-creator Bona Kim what it was all about, she wouldn't tell us how to play her g...
10:53 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Apple releases WiFi compatibility update for late 2012 Macs
Earlier today, Apple released a WiFi update for late 2012 Mac systems. The new software improves compatibility for devices on the 5GHz band and requires that your machine be running OS X 10.8.2. Qua...
09:59 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Huawei's Ascend W1 and D2 confirmed for CES, Richard Yu expresses worry over the latter
Huawei's first-ever Windows Phone, the Ascend W1, is no stranger to us at this point, but no one's been certain about its debut until now. After mourning his daughter's two stolen ducks on Sina Weib...
09:05 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Nokia reiterates: Windows Phone 7.8 update not arriving on Lumia devices until 2013
While an early leak might have hopefully suggested that Nokia were ready to offer an OS refresh to its first-generation Lumia owners, the company has now explained to Tweakers that those early glimp...
08:35 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Russian site shows off 5-inch Sony 'Yuga' with 1080p display, S4 Pro CPU, 12MP camera
The folks at Mobile-Review have been dropping hints that they have an unannounced Sony handset in their possession, and now they've released a gabble of specs and images to prove it. Sony's "Yuga C6...
07:51 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Grand announced: single and dual-SIM versions, multi-window apps, not-so-spectacular WVGA screen
After getting a glimpse in an FCC filing (and some certification via China) the Galaxy Grand has now appeared in earnest, with a 5-inch 800 x 480 WVGA display that betrays that glamorous naming. It'...
07:51 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Grand announced: single and dual-SIM versions, multi-window apps, not-so-spectacular 5-inch WVGA screen
After getting a glimpse in an FCC filing (and some certification via China) the Galaxy Grand has now appeared in earnest, with a 5-inch 800 x 480 WVGA display that betrays that glamorous naming. It'...
06:52 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Sony outlines Jelly Bean update schedule for 2012 Xperia smartphones
Sony's chimed in with an update regarding Jelly Bean upgrades for its 2012 Xperia models, and the Xperia T, TX and V are right on time, set to receive Android 4.1 beginning in February and March. Xp...
06:00 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Trustonic: a way for mobile apps to benefit from ARM's hardware-level security
This here narrative begins back in April, when ARM, Giesecke & Devrient and Gemalto teamed up and gave themselves precisely nine months in which to find the perfect brand name for their newly me...
04:41 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies spread to more Nexus models, ASUS and Samsung devices
There was a certain degree of irony to the first CyanogenMod 10.1 nightly reaching a lone device that already runs Android 4.2. What about the rest of us? Thankfully, logic is getting the upper hand...
04:05 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Judge denies Apple a permanent ban on Samsung devices, tosses Samsung's attempt at a new trial
A permanent sales ban on a number of Samsung devices isn't happening, says Judge Lucy Koh, shooting down an injunction request filed by Apple. In a filing denying the motion, Koh admits that Samsun...
02:57 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Automatica dongle plugs into cars, downloads audio from Dropbox, podcast feeds and more
If you'd rather not use your cellphone to ferry media to and from your car, Italian firm Inrete is offering a device that'll jack into your auto and discretely suck down fresh audio content from the...
02:23 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget WSJ: Apple, Foursquare in talks to share local data
The battle over localized data continues to heat up, and according to rumor's Apple's next weapon against Google, Nokia and the rest could be a partnership with Foursquare. Last week TechCrunch note...
01:20 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget HTC M7 said to pack 4.7-inch 1080p display and 13MP camera, succeed One X
Unwired View and prolific leaker @evleaks have jointly doled out what are reportedly specs for a handset codenamed the HTC M7, the supposed successor of the One X. Headlined by a 4.7-inch 1080p "SoL...
12:52 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Leaked BlackBerry 10 screenshots reveal new UI, Siri-like voice interface
It's a little over a month until BlackBerry 10's official introduction, but that hasn't stopped leaked screenshots of the OS from circulating on the web. Some folks on the Tinhte Vietnamese forums, ...
12:51 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget HTC M7 said to pack 4.7-inch 1080p display and 13MP camera, succeed One X
Unwired View and prolific leaker @evleaks have jointly doled out what are reportedly specs for a handset codenamed the HTC M7, the supposed successor of the One X. Headlined by a 4.7-inch 1080p "SoL...
12:32 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget Leaked BlackBerry 10 screenshots reveal new UI, Siri-like voice interface
It's a little over a month until BlackBerry 10's official introduction, but that hasn't stopped leaked screenshots of the OS from circulating on the web. Some folks on the Tinhte Vietnamese forums, ...
12:18 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile doc suggests Multi-Window feature coming to Samsung Galaxy Note II on December 19th
We saw the productivity-increasing feature make its way to Sprint's Galaxy Note II not too long ago, and it looks like it could soon show up on T-Mobile's model as well. According to a support docum...
12:18 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile reveals Multi-Window feature coming to Samsung Galaxy Note II on December 19th
We saw the productivity-increasing feature make its way to Sprint's Galaxy Note II not too long ago, and it looks like it will soon show up on T-Mobile's model as well. According to a support docume...
12:11 am EST - Tue, December 18, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile doc suggests Multi-Window feature coming to Samsung Galaxy Note II on December 19th
We saw the productivity-increasing feature make its way to Sprint's Galaxy Note II not too long ago, and it looks like it could soon show up on T-Mobile's model as well. According to a support docum...
11:51 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Cat Car turns your feline into a furry RC vehicle
Lasers, Arudinos, cats doing funny things -- here's a student project custom built for the internet age. We popped by the Winter Show at NYU's ITP school to check out a new batch of works exploring ...
11:30 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.17.2012
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...
11:11 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 17th - 23rd)
Nearly every show still on is preparing for a winter or season break, but there's still plenty of football to watch including the season finale of Monday Night Football... on a Saturday. Look below ...
10:44 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Softbank will offer satellite phones for use during natural disasters
Japanese mobile service provider Softbank announced today that it will sell satellite phones that can be used during tsunamis, earthquakes, or other events during which traditional mobile phone serv...
10:10 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, which means it is time for you to listen into the recording booth when the Engadget HD podcast goes to mp3 at 5:30PM. Please be a part of it by reviewing the list of topics after the br...
09:58 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Google Play unveils 'surprise calendar countdown' promo for the holidays
Ah, the month of December, when thoughts turn to mistletoe, eggnog and excruciatingly painful trips to the mall. However, Android users could find solace in Google's recently launched "surprise cale...
09:25 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget IBM's 5 in 5 predicts cognitive computing will complement our senses, virtualize touch
IBM thinks cognitive computers that can adapt to their surroundings will be a large part of our future, and that their ability to take unprocessed data and find patterns in different environments wi...
08:57 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Xbox Live adds SmartGlass support for ESPN and NBA Game Time
Today, Microsoft's Major Nelson announced the release of the Sports Picks app for Xbox Live. Equipped with leaderboards, Jimmy the Greek wannabes can compete against friends to see who's the best at...
08:30 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody launches new iPad app, completely tailored for Apple's tablets
Back when it rolled out its novel SongMatch app for Android, Rhapsody proudly noted that it wasn't anywhere close to being finished announcing new products. Well, staying true to its word, the music...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 8000M-series GPUs revealed, coming to a laptop near you in Q1 2013
Had you been cruising these pages in the early hours of this morning, you'd know that the very first laptop to contain AMD's next generation of discrete graphics chips was quietly put up for sale ov...
07:53 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Google Maps notches over 10 million downloads on iOS App Store
Released just last week and already at the top of Apple's App Store charts, Google Maps has now surpassed 10 million downloads. That's according to Google SVP of Commerce and Local, Jeff Huber, who ...
07:51 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget YouTube launches Capture iOS app for smartphone shooting straight to the web (video)
You might want to file this under the "why didn't we have this in 2010" category, but Google just announced a new app that'll let you fire off that smartphone camcorder and boot your videos straight...
07:42 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Facebook Nearby helps you discover your friends' hangouts, view local business ratings
You've probably managed to track down another app or two that accomplishes the same, or maybe you have no interest in a ratings-driven discovery platform at all -- either way, Facebook's decided to...
07:26 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Smartphone-friendly Satis toilets eradicate waste, provide a soundtrack for your business
Every so often we come across a product that transcends the boundaries of the term "crapgadget," something these new toilets from Lixil manage pretty handily. The company's got a trio of new loos de...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Crapgadget: Ca-d'oh edition
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That's probably because it's Christmas. A time when the diet goes out of the window, everyone but you is wearing a hilariously ironic knitted sweater and...
06:47 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget US Cellular delivering Jelly Bean update to Samsung Galaxy S III on December 21st
Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T all have already done it, and now it's US Cellular's turn to start distributing the Android 4.1 batch to its own variant of Samsung's Galaxy S III. According t...
06:31 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Instagram lays framework for monetization, sharing info with Facebook in ToS update
Facebook and Instagram will be able to get a bit cozier under that new shared roof beginning early next year. On January 16th, the photo sharing site's new Terms of Service will go into effect, enab...
06:29 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Google selects five additional Kansas City markets for Fiber rollout
It's not just in Kansas City anymore -- it's in the surrounding neighborhoods. Google's rolling out its Fiber service to five more areas in the midwestern municipality starting in the new year. Afte...
06:15 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Vybe gaming pad packs Disney Research's Surround Haptics into a $99 force feedback accessory
We thought it'd take years to see Surround Haptics make its way affordably into future living rooms. After all, it was only at last year's SIGGRAPH that Disney Research demoed the tech in a $5,000 p...
06:02 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Nielsen teams up with Twitter to create social TV ratings
Nielsen's long been the gold standard for TV ratings, and as our watching habits change, the firm's reforming its ways to keep track of what we're watching. Earlier this year it combined its online ...
05:52 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Hulu announces 2012 results: $695M revenue, 3 million Hulu Plus subscribers
It looks like Hulu has rounded out 2012 with some very solid figures. The company's CEO, Jason Kilar, has announced revenue of $695 million -- a 65-percent jump over 2011. Kilar also shared subscrib...
05:45 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Foxconn reportedly manufacturing Amazon smartphone
Rumors about an Amazon smartphone heated up this summer, and the latest whispers -- from Taiwan Economic News -- say the e-retailer turned to Foxconn to construct its handset. Amazon is said to have...
05:34 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget GoPro lets all Hero3 owners in on iOS, Android fun with updated app, firmware
If you splurged for the $400 GoPro Hero3 Black Edition, you'll be glad to know that it'll finally work with the Android and iOS GoPro apps, thanks to a new update. The Silver and White Edition Hero3...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless announces a new range of 802.11ac high-powered WiFi routers
For those not in the know, the forthcoming 802.11ac standard is so fast that it makes Speedy Gonzales look like, well, Regular Gonzales. Amped Wireless is launching a flotilla of new WiFi units capa...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Toyota Racing Development puts Microsoft Surface in the NASCAR pit lane
If you've ever been in the cockpit of a race car you know that there's not a lot of room to maneuver in there -- even if you're hustling around one of the oversized sedans colloquially referred to a...
04:42 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for December 17th: Panasonic Viera HDTV and Nikon D600 kit
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 ...
04:25 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Experimental game dev AI launches first official game, free for the holidays
"Angelina" is the brainchild of Imperial College London computer science PhD student Michael Cook, and it's just helped craft its first official game release: A Puzzling Present. You read that corre...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Who should I follow on Twitter? Microsoft edition
2012 has been pretty busy for Microsoft. We've seen the new, very different, Windows 8, not to mention a new version of its mobile OS and no end of hardware permutations from PC and laptop makers. W...
03:44 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Livescribe stops selling Sky smartpen in UK after being sued by BSkyB
Well, this isn't great. No sooner did we review the Livescribe Sky WiFi smartpen and then it suddenly ceases to exist -- at least in the British Isles. Livescribe has withdrawn the product from its ...
03:25 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Comet closing last UK stores for good tomorrow
UK electronics retailer Comet has been circling the drain since going into administration in early November, and with no savior in sight, it's officially shutting up shop tomorrow. While the majorit...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Sony VAIO Duo 11 review: a Windows 8 slider that falls short
The Sony VAIO Duo 11 was one of about a bazillion Windows 8 convertibles to debut at IFA this summer, and it stood out from a gaggle of flipping, twisting and dockable devices with its slider form f...
02:41 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget RIM will unveil BlackBerry 10 on January 30th in New York
Just a few weeks until CES, and just under a month and half until we see BlackBerry 10 in its final, finished form. Invites to the US event have now been sent out, with calendars being circled for J...
02:22 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Bunnie Huang building an open, ARM-based laptop, might even sell you one if you ask nicely
How do you follow-up creating Chumby, exposing illicit microSD card production and building an open-source radiation detector? If you answered "go to Disneyland," then you aren't Andrew "Bunnie" Hua...
01:28 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920 camera fuzziness getting fixed in PR1.1 update
We're not going to lie. After spending some quality time with several Lumia 920 prototypes in Finland last September, we came away extremely impressed with the PureView-branded camera aboard Nokia's...
12:47 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Vantec launches NexStar WiFi hard drive dock along with iOS, Android apps
If you want to keep that cloud thing a little closer to home, Vantec has just released the NexStar hard drive dock that lets you bump the storage of all your domestic devices via WiFi. You can inser...
12:15 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Sprint confirms it's buying the rest of Clearwire for $2.2 billion
Sprint has just announced that it has entered into a "definitive agreement" to buy the 50 percent stake of Clearwire it doesn't already own. The transaction, worth $2.2 billion, is $100 million highe...
12:11 pm EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi launches app store, allows developers to share free and paid-for apps and games
Raspberry Pi continues to to strengthen its pull on beginner developers and has now launched its very own app store. With 23 titles already available, the company has allied itself with IndieCity an...
11:38 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: HTC backing away from plan to build five-inch Windows Phone
We've been fans of super-sized live tiles ever since the OG Titan came around, but maybe we can't count on HTC to push things any further. According to Bloomberg's sources, the Taiwanese manufacture...
11:02 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Watch an all-electric Bigfoot monster truck crush cars... quietly (video)
We're used to a lot of sturm und drang when monster trucks come out to play, so it's almost a shock when we don't get any -- and that's what both Ford and EnerSys pulled off earlier this fall. By ou...
09:42 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Retailer leaks next-gen AMD Radeon HD 8000 mobile graphics inside Asus Vivobook
Give or take the odd roadmap, we're mostly in the dark about AMD's specific intentions for 2013. This spec sheet for an unannounced 13-inch Asus Vivobook U38DT drops a couple more crumbs, however, s...
08:21 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 510 will skip Mango, land with Windows Phone 7.8 on board
Nokia's Lumia 510 was toting Mango when we saw it last, but it seems the affordable smartphone will be hitting Indian stores with Windows Phone 7.8 instead. The new iteration, which is starting to f...
07:17 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 800 gets first taste of Windows Phone 7.8
An official Windows Phone 7.8 rollout to Nokia devices like the Lumia 510, 800 and 900 seemed all but inevitable after it popped up on third party Nokia ROM tool NaviFirm, then a couple days later o...
04:18 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget How would you change Sony's Xperia U?
The most exciting things in life, we are told, are measured not by the kilo, but the gram. Is that the case with Sony's Xperia U? The runt of the company's mid-year litter has an unspectacular camer...
02:53 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Cisco Systems preparing to sell Linksys, hires Barclays to handle sale
Cisco's hardware offerings are about to narrow slightly, according to Bloomberg -- the company has asked Barclays to help it get rid of its Linksys unit. The move is part of Cisco's ongoing effort t...
02:20 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of December 10th, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
01:39 am EST - Mon, December 17, 2012
Engadget Apple sold over two million iPhone 5s in China in first weekend
Even though there were no insanely long lines to rave about, Apple's now showing some big numbers merely three days after its iPhone 5 launch in China. According to the short press release fresh out...
11:30 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 12.10.2012
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back a...
10:48 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The roads to home automation
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At a dinner event several years ago, a former editor-in-chief of a major computing trade magazine told attendees tha...
09:17 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Security exploit opens Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II to attack, could let apps from Google Play write to Kernel
Amid the XDA community's ongoing quest to root every Android handset it comes across, one forum user appears to have found a serious exploit that affects certain Exynos devices. While fiddling with ...
08:00 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget IRL: Pioneer VSX-60, Three UK and a Windows Phone 8 wish list
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. We're back...
05:33 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Twitter archive downloads start rolling out to select users, lets you relive 2006 tomfoolery
Remember how you used to rave about MySpace or how excited you were to snag a brown Microsoft Zune? Twitter remembers, and it's ready to let you relive the most awkward thoughts you ever deemed fit...
03:14 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget The transistor turns 65, awaits AARP card
Without the transistor our modern world would not be possible. It is, arguably, the most important scientific advance of the 20th century and this weekend it officially enters its golden years. 65 y...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: madder root batteries, sun-powered plane and the world's first fiber-optic solar cell
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week held some truly unexpected breakthroughs as sc...
12:39 pm EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget MediaPortal 1.3 hits beta, scores new Titan UI, preliminary Windows 8 support
After simmering in its second alpha stage for roughly two weeks, MediaPortal 1.3 has hit the beta phase with a trio of newly-minted looks. The Titan skin spruces up the open source media player's in...
10:17 am EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Ca-Fi Dashlinq upsizes in-car Android infotainment, arrives in January
There may be a size war brewing among Android-based infotainment system builders. Ca-Fi thought it was sitting pretty with its 6.2-inch unit earlier this year, but we're starting to think it was ran...
07:56 am EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Oppo previews sample shots taken with Find 5's Sony-made Exmor RS sensor
Sony pulled the plug on the original specs for its next-gen Exmor RS sensor, pushing a rollout for those modules into the new year. So while that move, made for quality control purposes, guarantees ...
05:35 am EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Homemade self-balancing unicycle uses an Arduino to keep upright
On the whim of a coin flip, Nick Thatcher once decided between building a homemade Segway, or a self balancing unicycle. Even though the powers of fate chose the former, Thatcher's thirst to build w...
03:38 am EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best earbuds for fitness use?
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 Brandon, who needs some earbuds that ...
02:00 am EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 10th, 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, a company that you're no doubt familiar with announced i...
12:23 am EST - Sun, December 16, 2012
Engadget Mozilla looks back at 2012, finds many of us choosing Do Not Track
It's been a time of reflection for search engine teams, so why not for web browsers? Mozilla has taken its own trip back through 2012 and found that a surprising number of us have embraced Do Not Tr...
10:39 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 12.15.12: rivers on Titan, electric handcuffs and crashing into the moon
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Space, it's the final frontier, where no-one can hear you scream in frustration at not knowing who th...
08:35 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Solidoodle 3 is an $800 3D printer that you can stand on, we go hands (and feet) on (video)
Companies will go to fascinating lengths to demonstrate their belief in a product, but there was still something refreshing in watching Solidoodle founder Sam Cervantes climbed atop his company's la...
07:00 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Blue Microphones Spark Digital review: a solid iOS USB mic for recording on the go
It was all the way back in January, when Blue Microphones made its CES announcements, that the Spark Digital first broke cover alongside two other mobile recording devices. Our interest was immediat...
05:04 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 7.8 upgrades appear on Nokia's servers for all eligible Lumias
Lingering concerns that Nokia might not upgrade all its Windows Phone 7.5 roster to 7.8 might have just been put to rest. Just a day after updates for the Lumia 510 and 800 were caught on Nokia's se...
03:31 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 505 gets official for Telcel in Mexico
Folks, there's a new entry-level handset on the market from Nokia, but no... it's not a member of the Asha family. As expected, the Lumia 505 is now official in Mexico. The Windows Phone 7.8 handset...
02:07 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Linux to drop i386 support in the 3.8 kernel, make us upgrade our Doom rig
Linux has developed a reputation for running on just about anything. If proposed changes to the 3.8 kernel take effect, we'll have to add an "almost" disclaimer. The OS' maintainers expect to drop s...
12:12 pm EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Verizon's limited edition Droid DNA puts the company colors in employees' hands
There are more perks to being a Verizon employee than just discounted phone plans -- like limited edition versions of the carrier's hottest handsets. Much like it did for the Droid RAZR and RAZR Max...
09:54 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget AMIMON now licensing its technology to third parties, wants to see WHDI in more devices
Want to stream HD video to your TV from more devices? So does the outfit behind the Wireless Home Digital Interface (WHDI) standard. AMIMON wants to see its technology integrated into third party ch...
06:46 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Braven's budget-friendly Bluetooth speaker to debut on QVC for $100
With its sleek styling and double act as a portable USB charger, there's plenty to like about Braven's line of Bluetooth speakers. Indeed, we listed the 625 in our back to school guide earlier this ...
04:37 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV S goes on sale at the big three Canadian carriers
Samsung's ATIV S has only just started trickling out into the marketplace, but Canadians will be happy to know they're some of the first to get their feet wet: Bell, Rogers and Telus have all made t...
03:46 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Brammo expects 2013 Enertia Plus to reach US in January, puts new Empulse R on the road
Brammo hasn't always had the smoothest delivery schedules, which has us somewhat relieved that its latest generation of electric motorcycles is hitting the road in earnest. To start, the company now...
02:39 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget SuperPop Project develops game for children with motor skills impairments, aided by Microsoft's Kinect (video)
The tools available to therapists tasked with helping children with motor skills impairments improve their range of motion are definitely helpful. But the Human-Automation Systems Lab at Georgia Tec...
01:36 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Scientists demonstrate unjammable radar based on quantum imaging
Unfortunately for those in the enemy tracking game, sophisticated aircraft-equipped anti-detection systems can outfox radar by intercepting the signal and sending back a false image, as shown above....
12:36 am EST - Sat, December 15, 2012
Engadget Ray Kurzweil becomes a Googler, named Director of Engineering
Come December 18th, futurist extraordinaire Ray Kurzweil will be joining Google's ranks as Director of Engineering to work on projects that involve machine learning and language processing. Specific...
11:48 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.14.2012
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...
10:57 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II KIRF edition makes a quick appearance, shows no remorse
It was only a matter of time before we'd see this one, right? As has been the case with many, many other gadgets, Samsung's Galaxy Note II is the latest one to join the "Keepin' it Real Fake" revolu...
10:26 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Sony 16-50mm retractable zoom lens to ship in February for $349
Sony NEX-6 kit owners have been shooting with it for weeks, but the company's 16-50mm retractable zoom lens isn't quite yet available as a standalone purchase. That's set to change early next year -...
10:11 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget The moon marks 40 years without a human visitor, prepares for impending probe crashes
It's likely not an anniversary anyone thought we would meet after the first moon landing, but today marks 40 years since Gene Cernan left the last footprint on the moon as Apollo 17 ended its missio...
09:47 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Bing brings new social sidebar to the iPad, helps you see who's been looking for what
Bing's desktop version recently underwent a bit of a makeover and Microsoft has now added its search engine's new social sidebar for the iPad's Safari users. Upon performing a web search, folks will...
09:25 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Dropbox 2.0 launches for iOS with new Photos tab and a streamlined UI
Most of us would call the Dropbox mobile app very utilitarian, built for browsing files and not much else. It's becoming more of a media viewer in its own right with its just-arrived Dropbox 2.0 for...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Editor's Letter: Get ready to Expand
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. This turned into a surprisingly busy week in news, and I'm proud to say we made a little of our own this...
08:37 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Google shuts down features and services for 'winter cleaning'
Seasons change and web services shut down -- such in life. Google today announced some "difficult decisions" regarding a number of properties, particularly Calendar, which will see the end of severa...
08:22 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes
Envoyé Spécial, a 60 Minutes-like program from public TV station France 2, went undercover at the Zhengzhou iPhone 5 Foxconn factory recently (within the past two months) and reported ...
08:22 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget French reporters infiltrate Foxconn iPhone 5 factory, find few of the vaunted changes (updated)
Envoyé Spécial, a 60 Minutes-like program from public TV station France 2, went undercover at the Zhengzhou iPhone 5 Foxconn factory recently (within the past two months) and reported ...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Digital Cameras
With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring yo...
07:20 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Does Windows Phone even have a chance without Google?
Go ahead -- lambaste me for even mentioning it. I'll wait. Now, how's about we look beyond the surface -- the beautified tile regime and the whimsical animations -- and focus on what actually matter...
06:47 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Free online tool creates images with adjustable depth of field from standard DSLR video
We've seen a couple of ways to change the depth of field (DOF) in pictures after they've been shot, but those methods have all featured specific hardware for the job. Knowing that most aren't inclin...
06:14 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Co-inventor of the barcode, Norman Joseph Woodland, dies at 91
Last year saw the death of the man largely responsible for bringing the barcode into the mainstream, Alan Haberman, and this week has unfortunately brought the sad news that one of the men responsib...
05:43 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Lava Xolo A800 reaches India, delivers big screen and dual SIMs on a budget
Most of us who know Lava's Xolo badge will associate it with one of the first Atom-based smartphones, the Xolo X900, but it's branching out to models that don't require an Intel Inside label. Its ju...
05:22 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Gigabit Squared heading high-speed fiber and wireless internet initiative in Seattle
Seattle may have lost its high-velocity hoops team, but that doesn't mean it's satisfied with anything but speedy internet. The city has come to an agreement with Gigabit Squared (GB2) to build an u...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 320 - 12.14.2012
Tablets, mapping apps and a dual screen phone. We have those covered. We also have the lowdown on Engadget Expand. Beyond that, though, it's pretty much business as usual this week over at Engadget ...
04:40 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Wireless AMBER Alerts shifting to Wireless Emergency Alerts at end of year
The CTIA noted this morning that the end of the year will also see an end to Wireless AMBER Alerts. The program will be put to bed on December 31st, in favor of the the similarly named Wireless Emer...
04:39 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Unknown Bluetooth Matias keyboard pops up at the FCC, is probably the quiet type
We're always keen to peek at Matias peripherals when it's got new ones to share, but this time the introduction comes via the FCC, which appears to have tested and deconstructed an as-yet unannounce...
04:14 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Apple names Day One and 'Deus Ex' Mac App Store's Best of 2012
Having already done so on the mobile side, Apple kicked off the day by playing favorites over in the Mac App Store, naming the Day One journal its App of the Year. Best game honors, meanwhile, went ...
03:49 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget AT&T rolls out Android 4.1 update for Motorola Atrix HD
Roughly five months after its release, the Motorola Atrix HD has been given the green light by AT&T to receive Project Butter, aka Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The refresh will be available for downl...
03:25 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Google+ update offers seasonal cheer through 18 new features: improves Android app, hangouts and events
If Google+ communities didn't fix your those social network blues you've been feeling recently, perhaps a bumper edition of new features will. When the mobile app update goes live later today, ...
03:25 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Google+ update offers seasonal cheer through 18 new features: improves mobile apps, hangouts and events (updated)
If Google+ communities didn't fix those social network blues you've been feeling recently, perhaps a bumper edition of new features will. When the mobile app update goes live later today, you'l...
03:00 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Acer Iconia W700 review: a Core i5 Windows 8 slate that doesn't skimp on battery life
Until PC makers figure out what consumers want in their Windows 8 PCs, they'll be throwing different designs at the proverbial wall to see what sticks. One thing's for sure, though: laptop / tablet ...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 70 arrives with a look at wearable computing and the history behind Google Glass
The first wearable "augmentations" span from the 11th and 12th centuries all the way up to Google's side project that has built a ton of momentum this year. In the cover story of this week's issue o...
02:07 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Google tests Flight Explorer tool, offers more visual and powerful ticket searches
Google may have updated its flight search tool for tablets just a couple of months back, but it's been a while since its desktop counterpart saw a refresh. Currently being tested under the call sign...
01:39 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Google adds confirmation click to mobile ads to combat accidental activation
Smartphone owners have learned to cope with the extra power drain in-app advertising can cause, but accidentally launching a web browser? That's a frustration that lasts forever. Google's hoping to...
01:08 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Resize a Nokia Lumia to juggernaut proportions and it might look something like this
This photo just wandered in out of the wilds of Twitter with absolutely no memory of its name, home town, or who created it. It was originally sent to MyNokiaBlog by @coolRaffy, and it could be anyt...
12:42 pm EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Cricket and MetroPCS now offering financing on select smartphones
Taking a very "un-carrier" approach, Cricket and MetroPCS recently introduced financing programs that allow prepaid customers to purchase high-end smartphones with a reduced upfront cost. Cricket ha...
11:51 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget EE introduces the UK's first 4G tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE available starting today
Adding to its catalogue of flagship 4G slabs, EE's launched its first tablet for its relatively young network. You can read up our thoughts on how the stylus-friendly tablet handled in our review, b...
11:51 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget EE introduces the UK's first 4G Android tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE available starting today
Adding to its catalogue of flagship 4G slabs, EE's launched its first tablet for its relatively young network. You can read up our thoughts on how the stylus-friendly tablet handled in our review, b...
11:01 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Facebook app update on iPhone gets reconstructed timelines, promises faster reminiscing
Right on the heels of an Android update, Facebook's also gave its iOS iteration a similar refresh. According to the short iTunes listing, version 5.3 gives a speed boost to your news feed, with the ...
10:09 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Light Hum: a pure analog theremin that converts rays into electro-grooves (video)
Who doesn't love a good theremin spectacle? We Engadgeteers are aficionados of the touchless, variable capacitor musical instrument used in countless '50s space films, so a project by student and de...
09:11 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: MeterPlug estimates electricity costs per device, aims to save you some cash
Decking out homes with smartphone-controlled appliances and using gadgets to keep tabs on electricity usage isn't exactly new, but the MeterPlug thinks it can do a better job of tracking exactly how...
08:18 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Tesla to open a European distribution center for EVs in the Netherlands this month
Tesla has wanted to spread its EV wings beyond North America for awhile, and we now know exactly where its European nest will be. Later this month, the automaker plans to open a distribution center ...
07:27 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 launches in mainland China and Taiwan today, lines show up as usual
While the iPhone 5's been out for some time already, it wasn't until today that our friends in China and Taiwan (along with many other countries) can finally buy the device locally. Since midnight l...
06:41 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Microsoft updates Bing Desktop app for Windows XP and higher
Previously only enjoyed by Windows 7 users, Microsoft has updated its Bing Desktop app to play nice with all modern versions of Windows going all the way back to XP. The OS' latest iteration already...
06:00 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Alcatel's One Touch View with Windows Phone 7.8 somewhat teased in promo video
To say Alcatel just teased its Russia-bound One Touch View would be a mild overstatement, as most of the company's new promotional vid has a certain "Ricky" taking much of the precious screen time. ...
05:20 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Vodafone Sure Signal now plugs directly into the wall, doles out more 3G at once
Femtocells are rarely subtle devices, including Vodafone's earlier Sure Signal models. That's what makes a newly revamped version of the Sure Signal so noteworthy -- it's very nearly unintrusive. Th...
04:37 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile improves '4G' coverage and signal strength in Chicago, SoCal and more
While many T-Mobile customers may be champing at the bit to get their hands on LTE, some might be content just to see faster HSPA+ speeds at all. Which is why we applaud the carrier's latest ef...
03:55 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget VeriFone retreats from mobile payments, says acquiring users 'fundamentally unprofitable'
After joining the mobile payment bandwagon last spring with Sail, VeriFone is ready to scale back its efforts in the venture. "Our experience through 2012 with tens of thousands of these micro-merch...
03:13 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget BookBook arrives for iPad mini, delivers a novella-sized tablet disguise
If Twelve South's BookBook for iPad is War and Peace, its new BookBook for iPad mini case is The Old Man and the Sea: a lot smaller, but no less appreciated. The black, brown or red shell protects A...
02:06 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget A&E debuts video streaming app for iPad, gives reason to be happy, happy, happy
Whether you're into rooting for Jarrod and Brandi as they pillage storage units or you prefer gaping as the Robertson clan battles pesky beavers on their land, we've a good feeling that you'll dig A...
01:11 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget Internet Explorer flaw may let ad firms track mouse input, Microsoft says that will change
Many of us already complain that web ads follow us too closely. You can understand why Internet Explorer users might be nervous, then, when Spider.io claims that the ads are even tracking their mous...
12:32 am EST - Fri, December 14, 2012
Engadget BBC promises iPlayer and Media Player for Android will get better... soon
The BBC's Android efforts have, for several reasons, trailed its iOS offerings. Most notably iPlayer and Media Player have been stuck with low-quality, non-adaptive streams and a stripped down featu...
11:53 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Facebook takes SDK 3.0 for Android out of beta, brings native login and better API support
Android developers seeking to piggyback on Facebook's social network hooks should find that job easier now that its SDK 3.0 is out of beta. Facebook announced that the beta was downloaded over 80,00...
11:30 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.13.2012
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...
11:25 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone web store opens in 37 new countries, adds universal search, and supports installing apps via SD card
If you had any doubts about Microsoft's efforts to actually make an impact with Windows Phone 8, let this address them. After announcing that it'd be maintaining a full staff to certify apps through...
11:13 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget iTunes 11.0.1 released, resurrects duplicate song tool and solves other performance bugs
Barely a fortnight after Apple unleashed iTunes 11 into the wild, the software's first notable update is making its way into OS X's Software Update. While only bumping it to v11.0.1, the refresh add...
10:54 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Adobe Lightroom 4.3 now available, brings support for Retina displays and more
It's been but a mere few days since Adobe added some much-welcomed Retina support to its Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 apps, but that's not stopping the outfit from coming back with more updates today...
10:33 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 7.8 for the Nokia Lumia 510, 800 starts lurking on NaviFirm
The appearance of new Nokia firmware on NaviFirm is already enough to pique the interest of owners jonesing for an update, and this time there's especially strong reasons to get fired up: Windows Ph...
10:12 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget ITU treaty negotiations collapse as US, Canada and UK refuse to sign
As anticipated, several countries pushed to expand the UN's authority to regulate the internet and the US, along with many of its allies, have said they will not sign the updated treaty. Interesting...
09:51 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft's Surface RT to be available at UK retailer John Lewis as early as tomorrow
After announcing it would start selling its Surface RT at third-party retailers in the US and Australia, we figured it was only a matter of time before Microsoft would extend this offer over to the ...
09:30 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Hey kids! It's Thursday! Time for another fun-filled episode of the Engadget Podcast. Brian and Tim are both back in New York City, and they'll be joined by none other than Terrence O'Brien to talk ...
09:26 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget US court finds Apple and LG did not infringe on Alcatel-Lucent patents
With all of these patent wars ongoing, it's actually astonishing that these companies have any time to get anything done. In fact, we often wonder how much more could be done if needless, incessant ...
09:14 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE Jelly Bean update now available to download
After months of waiting and watching other devices get promoted to Jelly Bean status, the HTC EVO 4G LTE is finally getting its day in the sun. Starting today, owners of Sprint's marquee handset can...
08:55 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Apple debuts new, more detailed status page for iCloud and other services
As those affected by recent iMessage outages no doubt noticed, Apple's status page for its various services hasn't exactly been the most detailed. That's changed a bit today, however, with the compa...
08:28 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Kingston ships 128GB Wi-Drive for storage-hungry Android, iOS users
One of the quirks we encountered with Kingston's original Wi-Drive was its capacity. For a device that's all about expanding storage for Android and iOS devices, it didn't have much more to offer be...
08:07 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft dropping Windows Live Mesh on February 13th, steers us toward SkyDrive
We can't say that many of us used Windows Live Mesh, and Microsoft would presently agree when fewer than 25,000 people actively rely on its file and desktop sharing. Accordingly, it's marching the s...
07:15 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Verizon pushing Android 4.1 update to Samsung Galaxy S III tomorrow
Verizon seems to be late to the update party, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be pushed out to its version of the Samsung Galaxy S III "in phases" as an OTA update beginning December 14th. We knew i...
07:10 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Facebook for Android 2.0 arrives with much faster load times, in-feed photo browsing
Facebook users running Android have been clamoring for speed updates, and it looks like they'll at least get some of what they desire today. A version 2.0 revamp moves partly to native code and is p...
06:55 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 161 - 12.13.2012
Last week, it's fair to say that the carriers got a bit of a bashing. This week, however, there's a little love. Just a little. Mainly there's a lot of talk about dumb tubes, octa-core phones and so...
06:32 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Last.fm Radio to start charging for service, shut down in some countries in 2013
Last.fm's internet-based radio goods have had a pretty good run, but, unfortunately, early next year the service will make some significant changes to its overall business structure that may not be ...
06:14 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget YouTube, Angry Birds, Skype top Apple's 2012 App Store chart
Add another entry to the list of year end lists. Apple's getting in on the action with its App Store Best of 2012. From a numbers perspective, Google's YouTube app topped the list of free iPhone app...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Who should I follow on Twitter? Gaming edition
A couple of days, and another "Who should I follow?" in the run-up to the holidays. This time around we're wading into Twitter missives concerning gaming. We've pulled together our favorite sites, w...
05:33 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Verizon adds NFL Network and NFL RedZone to FiOS TV Online
Those fortunate enough to be in a FiOS region have enjoyed the NFL's RedZone channel for years now, and those with iPads have been able to stream some of that content to their tablet since 2010. Vie...
05:25 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung strategy chief: our devices need to work better together
When Samsung is currently ruling the roost in mobile technology, you'd think the company's Chief Strategy Officer would exhibit some (possibly deserved) bluster. Not so: the executive in question, Y...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget People People AB's Transparent Speaker goes live on Kickstarter, we clearly go hands-on
Chances are you've likely seen the Transparent Speaker by Stockholm's People People AB. The small startup of Nokia defectors has been making heavy use of guerilla marketing to gain exposure for its ...
04:46 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget NYC's taxi commission votes 'yes' to one-year trial of cab-hailing apps
Despite copious quantities of bickering between the New York City taxi commission and Uber (among others), it looks as if said entity is going to give this whole "21st century" thing a whirl. Skift ...
04:45 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget University of Bath develops efficient vector-based video, says pixels are old hat
The pixel does the job for most digital imagery -- it sure makes for a fine shirt -- but it's not so hot for video, where growing resolutions chew up gobs of bandwidth. There may be a wiser strategy...
04:30 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Microsoft may turn to mobile gaming for crowdsourced mapping data
Keeping map data relevant's a full-time job -- just ask Nokia, Google and, yes, even Apple. Which is why Microsoft may be gearing up to offload some of that heavy lifting to users in the augmented ...
04:17 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Apple iPhone found to infringe on three MobileMedia patents in US court
Bloomberg News is reporting this morning that Apple's iPhone has been found to infringe on three MobileMedia patents in a US court. For those unaware, MobileMedia is an outfit that's owned by Sony, ...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of three LG Optimus G smartphones, courtesy of Sprint!
Waiting in line to get into The Hobbit? Sitting around bored? Or do you simply have way too much to do and just no motivation to accomplish any of it? Fear not, we have the perfect remedy to cure yo...
03:46 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency planning to test BB10
Thorsten Heins' tearful late-night calls to the head of the US Customs and Enforcement Agency (ICE) seems to have done the trick. While the well-named bureau won't confirm if BlackBerry 10 has convi...
03:30 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Audiogalaxy acquired by Dropbox, announces end of streaming service
One of Engadget's must-have Android apps of 2010 is about to make its exit -- soon Audiogalaxy will be no more. The music streaming app's team announced that it has been acquired by Dropbox and will...
03:10 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player arrives for Roku boxes, Samsung Smart TVs
So you've embraced Amazon Cloud Player to the point where you want it at the center of your living room. Amazon is more than happy to oblige with newly launched apps for both Roku media hubs as well...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Connectify Dispatch now available, melds all our internet access into one speedy link (video)
Clearly, there's a lot of us out there who like the idea of blending multiple connection types: in the wake of a better than expected Kickstarter run, Connectify's Dispatch is ready to download. As ...
02:42 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget CALM act goes into effect today, should keep TV commercial breaks quieter
After waiting a year so broadcasters could get ready, the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act is officially in effect. That means ads and promos are required to remain on par with the a...
02:20 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon Instant Video streaming app now available for iPhone and iPod touch
iPad owners have had access since early August, and at long last, iPod touch and iPhone users can say "Us too." The second major reason to crack open the App Store today has just surfaced, with Amaz...
02:05 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Shocker: Google Maps tops iPhone App Store
In a surprise to, well, absolutely no one, probably, Google's newly returned Maps is now leading the way in the free section of the iPhone App Store, in spite of some initial download snags. Yesterd...
01:38 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget YotaPhone Android prototype with dual LCD and E Ink displays hands-on (video)
Yesterday we brought you the announcement, and today we bring you the hands-on reality -- although bear in mind that this dual-screen YotaPhone is still very much a prototype. It certainly works -- ...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 008 - 12.13.12
As 2012 starts to properly wind down, CES looms large. Of course, we're cool with that, given our role as official online news source an' all. But before all of that, there's still a few loose ends ...
12:29 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Sprint makes formal offer of $2.1 billion to acquire Clearwire
Following reports of "active negotiations" recently, Sprint Nextel has put $2.1 billion on the table to fully purchase wireless provider Clearwire. The network already owns a majority stake, but wou...
12:00 pm EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Drobo's new 5N is a speedy $600 NAS for when you need files, stat
Tragically, we only learned about Drobo's new 5N after we'd hired a warehouse the size of an aircraft hanger to store our latest, 12 million page novel. If you want to avoid our mistake, then the co...
11:35 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget mLogic's mLink Thunderbolt PCIe Mac expansion chassis now shipping for $399
After a lengthy certification delay, mLogic's mLink PCIe Thunderbolt expansion chassis is now up for grabs. The device branches to any Mac computer equipped with the high-speed port, allowing you to...
11:22 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon wins EU e-book pricing battle with Apple and major book publishers
The European Union has accepted an offer from Apple and four major publishers to reduce pricing restrictions on content offered at Amazon and other book-sellers. After being caught out by the EU, we...
10:49 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Sharp 'Integrated Cognitive Creation' 60-inch 4K LCD goes from prototype to reality in February
We got a preview of Sharp's "Integrated Cognitive Creation" 60-inch 4K LCD during CES early this year, and now it's almost ready to launch in Japan. Branded the ICC PURIOS, it brings a new premium l...
10:26 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget London buses now accept NFC contactless payments, if you have the magic logo
Transport for London has emailed customers to announce the activation of NFC contactless payments on the city's fleet of 8,500 buses, despite any hiccups on the tube. From today, anyone who swipes a...
09:54 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Google Play Magazines arrives in UK for light reading 'on the couch or on the go'
If you're across the pond and have been warming up a spot on your Android tablet or smartphone for Google Play Magazines, there's good news -- it's now in the UK Play Store. You'll be able to buy ne...
09:23 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Windows Store starts accepting PEGI 18-rated games, gives Europeans a deeper catalog
If Europeans are irked by the Wii U's odd time-based shopping rules for mature content, they'll at least have Windows 8 as their refuge. As of today, Microsoft is accepting Windows Store submissions...
08:36 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget EE's 4G network to be available in 35 locations by the end of March 2013
Potential 4G adopters in the UK not only need to consider the price of EE's plans, but also the thin coverage currently available. This is slowly being fattened up, however, and today the company ha...
08:13 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Google has no plans to develop Windows 8 or WP apps, cites lack of users
If you're eager to load up a Windows Phone or Windows 8 PC with dedicated Gmail or Google Drive apps, it's time you ease up on the anticipation, as Mountain View isn't bent on bringing apps to the p...
07:23 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Amazon releases Kindle apps and e-books into China
Amazon has started its Chinese Kindle incursion by launching the reader app for Android and iOS in that market, along with a large selection of e-books. There's no mention of any Kindle devices like...
06:24 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Google Maps for iOS hands-on
After a surprise launch, Google Maps for iOS is at last available, at least for those of us who leapt on the release as soon as the download hit the servers. In theory, it's the panacea for every iO...
05:20 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Google launches Maps SDK, offers iOS developers alternative cartography
Mountain View's mapping service is back on iOS, but Google's cartography team isn't content with launching a standalone app: it wants to worm its way into other developer's apps, too. Leveraging a U...
04:15 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Google Maps returns to iPhone, gives Apple users turn-by-turn navigation
Once upon a time, Google Maps was an indispensable part of the iPhone experience, faithfully guiding users wherever they needed to go. Then, Apple decided to ditch Google's cartography in favor of i...
04:10 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Twonky Beam update for Android, iOS streams to Roku, Xbox 360
As good as a catch-all that Twonky Beam can be for pushing mobile and web video to TVs, there's been a glaring hole as long as some of the most popular media hubs weren't streaming targets. An updat...
03:20 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone 8 app submissions increase, open through the holidays
The mood over at Microsoft is either joyous or glum, depending on who you ask. Apparently the Windows Phone Store has received a 40 percent increase in app submissions ever since the launch of Windo...
02:32 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, Galaxy S II Plus possibly spied in Chinese certification
Samsung has been pushing an ever-growing number of its mid-tier phones to larger screen sizes, and there's further evidence that it's not about to stop. Following some rumors, both the Galaxy Grand ...
01:41 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Kenshiro robot has muscle and bones, is ready to stretch its way into your nightmares
Add this to the list of terrifying robots we hope to never be chased by. Thankfully, Kenshiro here looks to be fairly slow from the video below. Still, this skeleton-and-muscle headless humanoid rob...
12:03 am EST - Thu, December 13, 2012
Engadget Favi's Android-packing SmartStick finally shipping to give any HDMI-equipped TV a brain
If you've been hearing "SmartTV" this and "SmartTV" that while your old HD panel just sits there like a big dummy, Favi's SmartStick is ready (at last) to bring it into the 12's. Like Roku's Streami...
11:23 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.12.2012
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...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget This is the Modem World: E-Snooping on Our Loved Ones is Bad. Or is it?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I recently had the displeasure of consoling a friend about her ro...
10:46 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget PlayCast cloud gaming service is coming to the US in 2013, we go hands-on a bit early
We're no stranger to cloud gaming services 'round these parts -- we covered OnLive's brush with death and subsequent rebirth and Sony's acquisition of Gaikai. Meanwhile, Playcast has been growing on...
09:41 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget TweetDeck for the web and Chrome gains ability to embed tweets, not much else
TweetDeck today announced a new feature that may not nab it any design or productivity awards, but, still, it'll surely be appreciated by some power users of the Twitter-owned client. And while the ...
08:55 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget JVC launches five Everio camcorders in Japan, two with Android remote control
JVC occasionally drops hints as to what we'll see at CES through launches in Japan late in the year; if that's true with its new Everio camcorder launch, we'll face a small avalanche in Las Vegas. F...
08:34 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Google updates Currents app, adds breaking news, quick Edition browsing and more
No matter where you fall on the print vs digital divide, there's no contesting the appeal of an easy-to-read magazine-like layout. Which is why Google's Currents app has plenty of charm for publishe...
08:16 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Google's Eric Schmidt focused on growing Android's share, admits it won't be 'perfectly controlled'
During a wide-ranging Bloomberg interview with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, the executive focused for a bit on the current status of Android, while also making a few interesting comments about its ...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview: Autos
With CES looming like an electrically charged storm of news and announcements, it's time for us to give you our best bets on what you'll see come January. During the month of December, we'll bring yo...
07:49 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3pm ET!
What do you think of the new logo? Pretty fancy, eh? It's almost as fancy as the Engadget Mobile Podcast itself, with Myriam Joire and Brad Molen on the mics. As usual, there's plenty of stuff to ta...
07:49 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4pm ET!
What do you think of the new logo? Pretty fancy, eh? It's almost as fancy as the Engadget Mobile Podcast itself, with Myriam Joire and Brad Molen on the mics. As usual, there's plenty of stuff to ta...
07:37 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Verizon Galaxy Note II bootloader unlocked, ready for flashing
Well, that didn't take long. The talented folks over the XDA Developers forums have cracked the Verizon version of the Galaxy Note II. The bootloader has been fully unlocked and the giant phone is r...
07:15 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Amazon announces 'Friends and Family Gifting,' just in time for the holidays
Amazon is often coming up with ways to have folks like yourself (and us, too) spend some dough on one of its many, many offerings -- and, well, today's no exception. A short while ago, the online re...
06:52 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Leaked chart appears to spill beans on Intel's Haswell desktop CPU range
The folks over at VR-Zone have snagged a chart which purports to represent Intel's plans for the Haswell architecture in 2013. If genuine, then we can expect at least 14 new desktop CPUs to arrive n...
06:30 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget USAF relaunches its first X-37B on a slightly less mysterious spaceflight
The US Air Force's aims with each X-37B mission continue to be shrouded in secrecy, but we're learning a little more now that it has launched the autonomous space plane for a third time. In once mor...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Sony NEX-6 review: it's the whole package, for just shy of a grand
Sony had a lot to show off just before we hopped aboard a flight to Photokina. The A99 was a lightweight bargain of a full-frame DSLR, the Cyber-shot RX1 was the most powerful compact we'd ever seen...
05:58 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Blackberry 10 SDK reveals tight Evernote integration
The Blackberry 10 gold SDK release has revealed an interesting tidbit for Evernote partakers: the memory-prodding app seems to be tightly enmeshed with RIM's upcoming OS. It's one of the so-called N...
05:46 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Inevitable: Oppo Find 5 meets Xiaomi Phone 2 and Meizu MX2
With all three major Chinese phone makers now showing their quad-core cards, it's only natural for us to take a friendly portrait of their latest flagships: from left to right we have the Meizu MX2 ...
05:30 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for December 12th: 60-inch LG plasma HDTV and Acer Aspire S3
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 ...
05:16 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Facebook privacy overhaul grants better controls for permissions, apps, photos and more
Voting for changes may never be the same on Facebook, but it sure seems as if the company is taking your privacy more seriously than perhaps it has in the past. In a move that signals bold changes o...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: bags and cases
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...
04:57 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Eric Schmidt says Google Fiber 'isn't just an experiment,' company 'trying to decide where to expand next'
Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt is on stage at The New York Times' Dealbook conference today, and he's made a bit of news concerning the company's big broadband effort, Google Fiber. That, Sc...
04:45 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget iTunes video shop rolling out across Apple's new territories
Last week, Apple announced iTunes was coming to 56 new territories. Sadly, from that rather sizable list, only Russia, Turkey, India and South Africa launched with movie rentals and purchases in pla...
04:33 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Pinterest quietly sneaks in support for Twitter Cards
Oh, the mild drama between social networks. Just as Instagram nixed its in-depth URL integration with Twitter about a week ago, now it's Pinterest getting involved -- however, the latter is taking a...
04:08 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget GE uses dual piezo jets to keep a Core i7 laptop cool, play a merry tune (hands-on video)
Cooling fans are the bane of many a laptop user's existence. The tiny things are often over-taxed right out of the box and, after a year or two worth of dust and detritus gets in them, they complain...
03:31 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Coda sheds 15 percent of workforce, has reportedly sold fewer than 100 sedans
Despite having shaved off greenbacks from its all-electric sedan's price tag, it appears business isn't going as well as hoped for EV-maker Coda Automotive. After getting word from an anonymous sour...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ review: a high-def 9-inch tablet at an entry-level price
More Info Barnes & Noble announces Nook HD+ 9-inch tablet, we go hands-on Nook HD review: a high-def tablet with the heart of a reader Amazon Kindle Fire HD review A couple ...
02:59 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant headed to iOS, Android, many other devices; costs $8 per month for streaming and discs
Redbox Instant is almost here, and when it arrives sometime in early 2013, it'll cost around $8. Redbox announced pricing for its disc + streaming package this morning, pinning an $8 monthly ch...
02:46 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget FCC gives Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE edition the nod, forgets the LTE part
South Koreans were given preferential treatment again last month, as Samsung released the LTE variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in its native land. It looks like this period of exclusive access will s...
02:46 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget FCC gives Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE edition the nod, US LTE not included
South Koreans were given preferential treatment again last month, as Samsung released the LTE variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1 in its native land. It looks like this period of exclusive access will s...
02:30 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Gyft and its guilt-free gift cards now available on Android
Gift cards sure are convenient, but who likes futzing with all those useless, environmentally-unfriendly plastic rectangles? Certainly not us, which is why we dig free iOS application Gyft, an appli...
02:10 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Facebook reveals your own 2012 Year in Review
We've already seen Google's search-based turn at nostalgia for 2012. Facebook doesn't want to be left out, but it's swinging the focus to a very different subject than the usual politicians and pop ...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Flickr for iOS gets a major overhaul, we go hands-on (video)
Just like Marissa Mayer promised, Yahoo has revamped its Flickr app for iOS to bring it back in line with the oh-so-social modern era. Whereas the Android app was updated back in August, the iPhone ...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget FreedomPop brings free wireless internet to the home with Hub Burst modem and router
If you happen to live in an area that's served by Clearwire's WiMAX network, then you may be interested to learn of a new home internet service that's very aggressive on the pricing front. FreedomPo...
01:54 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 L-Series shown off in detailed hands-on video
It's not the first time we've seen it on video, but the folks from Tinhte.vn have now followed up their hands-on look at the BlackBerry 10 L-Series with what's certainly the most detailed video of t...
01:31 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: PIPA Touch fingerprint reader lets phone owners authenticate most anything
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
01:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Fuhu announces the $250 Nabi XD for tweens: 10.1-inch display, Jelly Bean on offer
Fuhu's latest attempt at a tablet for youngsters is the Nabi XD, this time promising to help keep your tween's hands off your shiny new slate and also eschew sibling rivalry. It's packing specs that...
12:20 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget MIT researchers concoct smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever made
Researchers at MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories may be giving Moore's Law a new lease on life with the development of the smallest indium gallium arsenide transistor ever made, measuring u...
12:00 pm EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Acer outs C710-2605 Chromebook, 500GB HDD, 4GB RAM, 100GB Google Drive for two years
When we tried out Acer's C7 Chromebook, we liked the price, but some aspects of the build let it down. Now, the firm's updated the line with a new model -- the C710-2605. This time the price goes up...
11:50 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Google Play brings Books and Movies to Russia, keeps reaching more audiences
A little over a month after announcing the imminent arrival of more Google Play content to a few areas around the globe, the Mountain View-based company has let it be known that a couple of its medi...
11:20 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Scientists develop eco battery powered by root-extracted dye
Scientists have been figuring out how to develop eco-friendly ways of recharging batteries for years, from harvesting temperature fluctuations to harnessing your fidgets. But perhaps a better soluti...
10:50 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 620, 820 and 920 made official for China, go up for pre-order (video)
While Nokia's Lumia 920T has already been unveiled for China Mobile, the company isn't content to leave its Windows Phone 8 lineup to one device on one carrier. The company has just introduced Chine...
10:25 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Google Zeitgeist tells the search story of 2012: Whitney, One Direction and iPads
Google's revealed its annual list of the year's top searches, with the death of Whitney Houston gleaning more requests than even the Gangnam Style juggernaut and site powering over 1.2 trillion sear...
10:20 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Scan's official TARDIS PC Case lets you roam time and space, hatstand optional
Its target audience may be cranky men who wish the show hadn't been brutally murdered back in '89, but this TARDIS case should impress even the most casual of Doctor Who fan. British desktop company...
09:40 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Leak suggests Samsung ATIV S to launch in Canada with Bell on December 14th
The S III-esque ATIV S didn't materialize on Canadian carriers in November as we'd expected, but a supposed leak from Bell's internal system shows it might well be launching before the holidays. Sam...
09:10 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Sky refreshes mobile app, lets you remotely download on-demand content to your Sky Box
Sky is ensuring that you'll have some TV to binge on once all of that turkey's been polished off. It's updated the Sky+ app to include on-demand listings, letting you set programs to download t...
09:00 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Logitech intros two Mac accessories: the Easy-Switch Keyboard and an external trackpad
After unveiling a handful of accessories designed for Windows 8, it's clear Logitech had some catching up to do on the Mac side. The company just announced two things, the Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyb...
08:35 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Oppo Find 5 hands-on
Being our first time at an Oppo launch event, we were truly blown away by the efforts put into the quality show. And luckily, we can say the same for the phone itself. The Find 5 uses the same gorge...
08:35 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Oppo Find 5 hands-on (updated with video)
Being our first time at an Oppo launch event, we were truly blown away by the efforts put into the quality show. And luckily, we can say the same for the phone itself. The Find 5 uses the same gorge...
08:31 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget WSJ reports Apple has tested TV designs -- don't get too excited
In a saga that makes its lawsuit against Samsung seem like only a brief moment in time, the rumors of an Apple-built HDTV are going around again. After CEO Tim Cook dropped a nugget about TV being a...
07:58 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Oppo launches Find 5, touts 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core and 13MP camera
At last, the wait is over for Oppo's latest flagship device. Launched in Beijing earlier, the Find 5 comes with pretty much all the top ingredients in the current market -- many of which had been te...
07:30 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Bing gives its social sidebar a makeover, makes it easier to find what you're looking for
Even though it was only yesterday that Bing announced it was making some changes to the site's snapshot pane, today Redmond's search engine is coming back with a few additional tweaks. The most noti...
07:00 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai Spider watch goes from concept to wrist-flaunting product (video)
Tokyoflash threw a transparent LED timepiece with a web-like display against the proverbial concept wall earlier this year, and danged if the Kisai Spider didn't stick. The new watch lets you inspec...
06:31 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Razer announces crowdsourced specs for upcoming 'Project Fiona' gaming tablet
After Razer easily scored the requisite 10,000 Facebook likes needed to proceed with its "Project Fiona" 10.1-inch Windows 8 gaming tablet, it asked potential players to decide for themselves how to...
06:30 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Razer announces crowdsourced specs for upcoming 'Project Fiona' gaming tablet
After Razer easily scored the requisite 10,000 Facebook likes needed to proceed with its "Project Fiona" 10.1-inch Windows 8 gaming tablet, it asked potential players to decide for themselves how th...
06:00 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Russian YotaPhone promises dual 4.3-inch LCD and E Ink displays in Q3 of next year
Cast your mind back to IFA and you might just recall the appearance of a dual-screen mash-up device with no proper branding or launch date. Well, it so happens we've been in touch with the mystery p...
05:36 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget PrimeSense reveals Capri, 'world's smallest' 3D sensor
PrimeSense, the folks behind the guts of the Kinect and other motion-sensing tech, has unveiled a cheaper and tinier 3D sensor that could bring motion sensors to a whole different class of products....
05:25 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Linux 3.7 arrives with broader ARM support, optionally signed kernel code
If you're the sort of Linux user who won't even wait for a packaged distribution to update, you'll be happy to hear that Linux 3.7 has hit the servers. The updated foundation puts ARM chips on a foo...
04:46 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget TI to be driving force behind Audi's next-gen MIB High infotainment platform
The race to claim the "best infotainment system in a luxury ride" title is, we'd say, still pretty wide open, however that's not to say we haven't seen our fair share of neat ones in the recent past...
04:07 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Microsoft pins Windows Store app purchase exploits on insecure code
Attention has swirled around what, at least initially, looks to be a surefire way to pirate Windows Store apps: as a warning to developers, Nokia engineer Justin Angel has detailed how at least some...
03:33 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Shazam for iOS gets a new UI, shares our lack of music knowledge with Google+
Some Shazam users run the app to discover new music; for us, it's an all-too-frequent admission that we're out of touch with the kids' music these days. We can at least take comfort in the 5.5 updat...
02:44 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget BlackBerry 10 L-Series resurfaces, this time in Vietnam
Keep in mind that nothing is set in stone until the official unveiling of BlackBerry 10 on January 30th, but it seems that a lucky soul in Vietnam has captured the clearest look yet of the device th...
02:32 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget AOL On comes to TiVo, delivers (more) video content to the DVR
We knew AOL's On Network application would be hitting TiVo DVR boxes eventually, but, after nearly four months of being nowhere to be found, we were starting to wonder when exactly that would be. Th...
02:00 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget MediaTek launches world's first quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, we go hands-on (video)
There's a new player in the quad-core SoC game and it's called the MT6589. MediaTek announced today that it's launching the world's first quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and gave us the opportunity to take ...
02:00 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget MediaTek launches 'world's first' quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, we go hands-on (video)
There's a new player in the quad-core SoC game and it's called the MT6589. MediaTek announced today that it's launching the "world's first" quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and gave us the opportunity to tak...
01:41 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget FCC gives Dish Network its blessing to use AWS-4 spectrum for 4G data
After a lengthy review period, the FCC has finally voted in favor of Dish Network's request to use its AWS-4 wireless spectrum for 4G LTE data services. Now that the FCC removed regulatory barriers ...
01:16 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Time Warner Cable TV app for iOS now streams video on demand
When it comes to Time Warner Cable, it seems that late is better than never. While Xfinity subscribers have had on-demand programming on mobile platforms for the better part of two years, Time Warne...
12:51 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 328 - 12.11.2012
It's nearly time for CES 2013, and naturally we're already seeing teases for new products like a 110-inch 4K TV from Westinghouse and LG's first OLED HDTV breezing through the FCC. Just to keep thing...
12:25 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Nokia survey may shed some light on upcoming Windows Phone 7.8 features
Know what's better than the gossamer promise of an early 2013 release date for Windows Phone 7.8? Any and all little tidbits that elucidate just what it could herald for legions of bruised Mango use...
12:01 am EST - Wed, December 12, 2012
Engadget Google Drive extension lets you save pieces of the web to the cloud
Earlier today, a new Google Drive extension was released to the Chrome Web Store. This productivity tool provides users with a new way to capture and store web-based content. By clicking the extensi...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.11.2012
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...
11:13 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Intel's Penwell mobile processor given a close inspection, stuffs a lot into a little space
If you're one of those who took the leap into a first wave of Intel-based smartphones like the RAZR i, you're likely the sort to wonder exactly what makes them tick. SemiAccurate certainly does: it ...
10:47 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Croatian Telecom piloting 1Gbps TeraStream network with Cisco behind the wheel
Chattanooga has it, and soon Zagreb may have it too: Yesterday, Hravatski Telecom, the Croatian unit of Deutsche Telekom, demoed its TeraStream network capable of 1Gbps, with a 400Gbps network capac...
10:21 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Genius to show off Ring Mouse sequel, Windows 8 and gaming peripherals at CES
Good news for those hoping to try on a new ring during their visit to Las Vegas next month: Genius will be showing of the followup to its Ring Mouse peripheral at CES. Not a ton of information on wh...
10:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Amazon wins patent for airbag system designed to protect portable devices
As avid patent-watchers may recall, an application for a rather unusual contraption from Amazon surfaced last summer -- one that detailed an airbag system designed to protect portable devices from f...
09:30 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Devices on planes -- either enforce the rules or change them
Though lacking the social import of gay marriage or marijuana legalization, the issue of mobile device use on airplanes is heating up again. Now government agencies appear to be bickering about it. ...
09:26 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Hulu Plus for Android adds new Kids section, squashes a few bugs
Hulu Plus for Android received an update today that integrates the company's new Hulu Kids section with ad-free, child-friendly content. This new feature adds parental controls that help block progr...
09:11 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft says it's increasing production of Surface RT, expanding retail presence this month
It's still a bit light on specifics, but Microsoft announced today that it's increased production of the Surface with Windows RT and is planning to expand its retail presence beyond Microsoft Stores...
09:11 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft says it's increasing Surface RT production, expanding retail presence this month
It's still a bit light on specifics, but Microsoft announced today that it's increased production of the Surface with Windows RT and is planning to expand its retail presence beyond Microsoft Stores...
09:04 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Go Daddy hires former Microsoft and Yahoo exec Blake Irving as next CEO
Just in time to stand behind what will undoubtedly be the most grotesque Super Bowl ad of the 2013 contest, Blake Irving is taking the top seat over at Go Daddy. The infamous, flip-flopping domain r...
08:50 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Tablet-optimized version of Google News rolling out over the next few days
It's not a dedicated app, but Google says that tablet users will soon have access to a new version of Google News that's better tailored to their devices. That includes the ability to swipe back and...
08:45 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Mozilla launches Firefox OS Simulator 1.0 into the wild, alongside per-window private browsing for nightlies
We knew it was en route, and now developers anxious to try out potential apps for Firefox OS can finally get to cracking without the need to source any additional hardware. The 1.0 build of the Fire...
08:30 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Broadcom intros quad-combo, fast single-card wireless chipsets that put NFC at center stage
Broadcom wants NFC to flow like water, to the point where we can pair speakers and share content between phones like it's no big deal. Accordingly, it's launching two wireless chipsets that should s...
08:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Ceton Echo Windows Media Center Extender review
It's been over three years since Microsoft released a new version of Windows Media Center, and while some have declared the platform dead, the ecosystem lives on in companies like Ceton. Besides con...
07:47 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget NYTimes for Android updated for tablets, scales for different screen sizes
First Flipboard, then an experimental iPad app, then a Windows 8 app and now, here comes the NYTimes optimized for Android tablets. That last bit says it all, as the Grey Lady's digital gurus have r...
07:33 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Samsung patent uses tiny, bright pixels to create seamless folding displays
Creating a seamless display in a foldable device can go a long way towards selling customers on the notion that two screens are better than one: otherwise, you end up with a disjointed effect. Samsu...
07:22 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Intel's Atom S1200 lays claim to title of world's first 6-watt server-class processor
We often hear talk about the most powerful servers and supercomputers, but the most power-efficient are just as important. On that latter front, Intel has today announced what it claims is the world...
07:16 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Amped Wireless announces TAN 1 WiFi adapter for Windows 8 for CES 2013
Amped Wireless' range of WiFi gear that's had a good dose of spinach has swelled to include a WiFi adapter for your Windows 8 tablet or laptop. Clipping onto your device and connecting over USB, it ...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Withings WS-30 WiFi bathroom scale hands-on
The humble bathroom scale hasn't seen too many quantum leaps in its long lifespan, but with the addition of a WiFi module, body fat analyzer and a BMI calculator, Withings' original connected scale ...
06:56 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Sprint reportedly in talks to acquire remaining Clearwire stake
Sprint's situation continues to get even more complicated, as it's being reported by the Wall Street Journal that the Now Network is currently in talks to acquire the remaining half of Clearwire, ju...
06:56 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Sprint reportedly in talks to purchase remaining Clearwire stake
Sprint's situation continues to get even more complicated, as it's being reported by CNBC that the Now Network is currently in "active negotiations" to acquire the remaining half of Clearwire, just ...
06:52 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Microsoft confirms 'a delay in approval' of updated SkyDrive app for iOS
Feisty, no? Following a report from The Next Web, Microsoft has confirmed to us that there is indeed a hangup in moving the updated SkyDrive app into the App Store. For those unaware, it was reporte...
06:41 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget PSA: Virgin Media extends London Underground WiFi again, aims for 120 stations by early 2013
In case you didn't notice, Virgin Media is still expanding its WiFi coverage on the tube. But what if you don't live around Finsbury Park, Camden, or the other 18 stations added today? Well, Virgin ...
06:22 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget RIM releases 'gold' build of its BB 10 SDK toolkit
RIM's reached yet another milestone in the slow-going march to its big January 30th BB 10 reveal: its SDK toolkit has gone 'gold'. Now, developers that've been courted by the Waterloo-based company ...
06:16 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Verizon announces Samsung Galaxy Camera with LTE, available online December 13th for $550
Not that this will come as much of a surprise to anyone at this point, but Samsung and Verizon have finally announced their intent to sell an LTE-compatible version of the Galaxy Camera on Big Red's...
06:03 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Motorola's retreat continues, sells factories in China and Brazil to Flextronics for $75 million
Mere hours after Motorola announced that it was pulling out of South Korea, it's revealed a deal to sell its Chinese and Brazilian operations to Flextronics for $75 million. We won't blame you if yo...
05:47 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget B&N launches 'buy a Nook, we'll give a book,' promoting literacy one rhyme at a time
Sure, it's probably not going to convince you to pick up a new device if you weren't already in the market for one, but that's not really the point, right? Barnes & Noble's kicking off the seaso...
05:29 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Street Fighter x Sanrio: a merchandsing mash-up made in otaku heaven
A Kitty-chan hadouken? Surely that's the stuff of fan fiction dreams, except it's not. In a move that's certain to confound core gamers, Mad Catz has commissioned a (somewhat unholy) merchandising m...
05:29 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Street Fighter x Sanrio: a merchandising mash-up made in otaku heaven
A Kitty-chan hadouken? Surely that's the stuff of fan fiction dreams, except it's not. In a move that's certain to confound core gamers, Mad Catz has commissioned a (somewhat unholy) merchandising m...
05:11 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Netflix's ISP rankings confirm the expected: Google Fiber is 'the most consistently fast ISP in America'
Like there was ever any doubt, right? Netflix -- which serves up over one billion hours of video streaming to some 30 million members per month -- owes it to itself to keep track of which ISPs are k...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Karaoke for Xbox Live starts belting out hits
Attention all songbirds: your time to shine is almost here. Microsoft and Stingray Media's Karaoke will be hitting Xbox Live on December 11th. The game is free to download, but would-be vocalists wi...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Swivl announces two motion tracking docks with support for tablets and DSLRs
Earlier this year, if you recall, a startup called Satarii started shipping the Swivl, a crowd-funded smartphone dock designed for motion tracking. Now the company is back, this time with a bigger m...
04:41 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget X-47B unmanned jet fighter starts light workouts aboard USS Truman (video)
While the USAF has been tacking missiles onto Predator drones for quite some time, so far a true unmanned fighter has yet to grace any carrier decks -- until now. The US Navy has started flogging an...
04:41 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget X-47B unmanned combat aircraft starts light workouts aboard USS Truman (video)
While the USAF has been tacking missiles onto Predator drones for quite some time, so far a true unmanned attack plane has yet to grace any carrier decks -- until now. The US Navy has started floggi...
04:34 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Google60 simulates 'Mad Men' era punch card web searches, BYOB
If you've ever pondered what Google "web" searching would have been like in the 60s, the Google60 art project has got a pretty natty-looking response. Created by designer Norbert Landsteiner of Goog...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Announcing Engadget Expand, a live event and expo for gadget fans!
Maybe you've been to one of our reader meetups, or heard about the good gadgety times that roll when Engadget comes to town. Get ready for that effect on steroids. The entire Engadget staff is insan...
03:32 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Facebook opens Gifts service to all US users, now includes a bottle of red (or white)
Previously a limited run by invite-only, Facebook's decided to open its Gifts feature to all of itsUS users. As it stands, present choices are focused around food and soft toys, but today's launch a...
03:26 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget The year on Twitter: from the ocean floor to Mars, tragedy to triumph
At the end of every year, Twitter loves to compile highlights from the previous 12 months. Its army of engineers and analysts look at the trends, the most popular retweets and new tweeters with an i...
03:11 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Soundfreaq announces its range of Lightning-compatible docks for early 2013
When Phil Schiller whipped out Lightning, audio dock makers collapsed in unbridled agony as they realized their holiday lineup was incompatible with the new iPhone. A few months later, and Bose, Phi...
02:51 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Allwinner throws A20 dual-core and A31-quad-core processors into ARM fray
Whimsically monikered Chinese chip-maker Allwinner has added a pair of ARM Cortex-A7 processors to its lineup supporting Android 4.2 or higher systems. The A20 is a dual-core design with 512KB L2 ca...
02:32 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Yahoo launches Mail redesign, with eye on speed and simplicity
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used her company's official blog to announced a Mail redesign. According to the exec, the company's shiny new inbox was revamped with speed in mind, letting users access thei...
02:24 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget 60 kWh 'mid-range' Tesla Model S rated at 95 MPGe with 208 mile range by EPA
The budget version of the Tesla Model S, with its 60 kWh battery pack has been delayed. But that didn't stop the more wallet-friendly EV from swinging by the EPA. It seems that lighter power source ...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Adobe announces Creative Cloud updates to Muse and Photoshop, team subscriptions and more
If you jumped on the Creative Cloud bandwagon, you're about to cash in one of the major perks of taking said leap. Keeping its promise to roll out new features to the aforementioned members first, A...
01:36 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Sky Go update adds support for 14 more Android devices, Jelly Bean
With the grand total of supported phones and tablets sitting at 25, Sky's Go is hardly the most widely supported streaming video platform. But the British broadcaster isn't just resting on its laure...
01:01 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Google CEO Larry Page talks Apple, Android monetization and an eventual Motorola Nexus device
It's been a little while since we last heard from Larry Page, talking up Google Plus's adoption rate over the summer and, most recently, supposedly chatting with Tim Cook about the patent war that l...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Wahoo's Balance Smartphone Scale ships tomorrow for $99
Remember that Bluetooth-enabled smart scale from Wahoo? The one with the companion iOS app to keep you motivated? It was meant to ship in the first week of December, but that timeframe turned out to...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Wahoo's Balance Smartphone Scale ships today for $99
Remember that Bluetooth-enabled smart scale from Wahoo? The one with the companion iOS app to keep you motivated? It was meant to ship in the first week of December, but that timeframe turned out to...
12:23 pm EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Nintendo moves over 300K Wii U consoles in Japan after first week
Nintendo had a so-so stateside Wii U debut, but with 300,000 units chalked up after a week in Japan, it's become the seventh best hardware launch in that country, according to Famitsu and Enterbrain...
11:49 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) getting Android 4.1.2 update
Everyone loves a software update right? Even better when it's an official one. So, Galaxy Note II owners will be pleased as punch to know that Android 4.1.2 is now finding its way to the internation...
11:30 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Google Maps and NASA invite you to peer into the Black Marble
If you've had your fill of that Black Marble animation from last week, how's about a more interactive jaunt around the globe? Google has now joined hands with NASA and NOAA to use stunning imagery o...
10:53 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget FTC: Apple and Google need to improve privacy protection in kids' apps
Having investigated 400 randomly chosen apps for kids, the FTC has noted that almost 60 percent of them were transmitting sensitive device information to developers, advertisers or analytics firms. ...
10:22 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget HTC One SV coming to UK with LTE, 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display, Snapdragon S4 and microSD slot
Another addition to HTC's familia One, a new 4.3-inch Android phone will pay a visit to the UK (with LTE) in the next few weeks. The One SV, which is already set to arrive in Asia and Australia, has...
09:56 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Google Zeitgeist reveals the UK's biggest search terms of 2012
As Brits look back on a year that included a Royal Wedding, the London Olympics and other things, what were they hammering into Google this year? A British Isles-centric Zeitgeist has revealed all t...
09:31 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Wii Homebrew channel sneaks onto Wii U, sticks with what it knows
Back in 2010, Ninteno's waggle-riffic wonder would occasionally pulsate with a charming blue glow: update me, it said, I have hackers to fight. Although its efforts were quickly circumvented by Hack...
08:52 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget SkyDrive comes to Xbox Live as Microsoft teases over 40 new apps for 2013 (video)
Ever the tease, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) has listed 43 apps that'll arrive on Xbox consoles in selected regions between now and the spring of 2013. Notable additions include HBO Nor...
08:00 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget IDC: Samsung and Apple rule connected device share, those who snooze in mobile lose
Most market share studies are broken down by individual categories that don't tell the whole story of their successes and failures. IDC has stepped forward with a more holistic look that covers PCs,...
07:20 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Pandora Radio now fully live in Australia and New Zealand, complete with iOS and Android apps
Folks that call Australia and New Zealand home aren't exactly strangers to the internet-based radio goods Pandora has to offer -- however, these have been very limited to the public, with the tunes ...
06:40 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Access4Kids input device allows disabled children to control touch-centric tablets (video)
The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets has created another predicament entirely. How d...
05:54 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Kaleidescape Movie Store opens with Warner and UltraViolet, promises Blu-ray quality and extras
We got a peek at Kaleidescape's digital delivery plans at CEDIA earlier this year, but now it's thrown open the doors of its store, letting users of its systems purchase and download movies, no mess...
05:01 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, available now for $1,399 and up
We can't say we're surprised by this news, seeing as how Lenovo leaked it on its own site three weeks ago. Still, it's nice to get official confirmation, isn't it? Like we told you, Lenovo is releas...
04:56 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Adobe updates Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 to get cozy on Retina displays
Despite a brief mention when the first Retina display-wielding MacBook Pros were first announced this summer, Adobe hadn't officially made a compatibility announcement until now. The company has rol...
04:25 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Ting begins 'bring your Sprint phone' program, lures you to the contract-free side
Ting, a curiously structured MVNO utilizing Sprint's network, has a pretty interesting pricing structure. For ridiculously light users, it's bound to save some dough, but heavier users may not fare ...
03:52 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Intel talks up work on 22nm SoCs with Tri-Gate tech geared for mobile devices
Now that Ivy Bridge processors with Tri-Gate tech are in the wild humming away inside PCs, Intel's used the 2012 International Electron Devices Meeting to discuss its work on SoCs that also use the ...
03:12 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Canonical founder hopes Ubuntu on mobile devices will lure more desktop users
Canonical's already announced its intentions of putting Ubuntu on mobile devices, but founder Mark Shuttleworth's given us a bit more insight into the firm's strategy in a Slashdot Q&A. In addit...
02:40 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget YouTube pushes new UI for tablets via its mobile website, Android app
As we should all understand by now, YouTube is constantly changing its look. The latest versions of Google's video streaming juggernaut to be refreshed are its experiences for tablets. The Android a...
02:03 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Lego-powered M&M sorter pleases your palate's imagination (video)
While it's nothing more than a placebo, believe it or not, some people actually argue over which color M&Ms taste better. If the latter speaks to your spirit and you're tired of manually filteri...
01:21 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Queen's Christmas Message to reportedly air in 3D, project the royal presence further
Loyal subjects of the United Kingdom who also embrace the cutting edge of TV may get an extra treat this year. Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly recorded her annual Christmas Message in 3D, becoming...
01:21 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Queen's Christmas Message to reportedly air in 3D, project the royal presence further (update: not entirely first)
Loyal subjects of the United Kingdom who also embrace the cutting edge of TV may get an extra treat this year. Queen Elizabeth II has reportedly recorded her annual Christmas Message in 3D, supposed...
01:03 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Amazon updates Flow for Android with text recognition and group scanning
Amazon's augmented reality app for bargain hunters on-the-go, Flow, just got a bit handier with the recent addition of deeper search functionality. Released initially on iOS in November of 2011 and ...
12:43 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 reportedly able to get LTE in select US markets where Band 4 is available
You might not need to move to Canada after all, LTE-seeking Nexus 4 owners. It appears that several users on the XDA Developers forums claim you can tap into LTE Band 4, which the Google phone requi...
12:22 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Toshiba goes perpendicular to solve MRAM's power issues, rethink cache memory
As much of a breakthrough as magnetoresistive RAM might be for its ability to retain data while powered off, its susceptibility to leak currents while turned on has made it impractical as a replacem...
12:01 am EST - Tue, December 11, 2012
Engadget Storage Options outs 7-inch Scroll Evoke tablet with Jelly Bean, available now for 120
Storage Options is known to launch its own Android-powered slates in the UK every now and then, and, as of today, we can safely add one more to the outfit's expanding list. What's more, according to...
11:41 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget STMicroelectronics carves new strategic plan, exiting ST-Ericsson venture
STMicroelectronics may not be a household name, but it's a name that's stamped on quite a few gizmos that you and yours have probably handled. Going forward, however, the company is announcing a new...
11:23 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.10.2012
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 - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget The social filter war is officially on: Twitter adds free photo filters to Android and iPhone apps
We knew good and well it was coming, and come it has: Twitter has begun its all-out assault on Instagram (and in turn, Facebook) by including its own set of (free) photo filters. As of now, just the...
11:09 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Caltech wizards develop terahertz-radiating chips, eye homeland security and 'touchless gaming' applications
A duo of electrical engineers (or mad scientists, if you prefer) at the California Institute of Technology have developed chips that could very well end up in the next James Bond movie. Or, you know...
10:46 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Custom enclosure designs shove 160 Mac minis into a single rackmount tower
When the Xserve joined the great server farm in the sky, Mac-minded datacenters everywhere were left without a true rackmountable computer; even the current Mac mini wasn't designed for those kinds ...
10:32 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 10th - 16th)
It's that time of year, when our favorite TV shows go one winter break. There's a sudden flood of fall finales, so while most will be back in a few weeks/months, don't be surprised when your DVR is ...
10:17 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Zink slips WiFi-enabled 'Print' printer into the FCC's database
Last time we heard from Zink, it was introducing some sort of digital camera in concert with Lady Gaga. Perhaps not-so-coincidentally, that was unveiled at CES earlier this year. If we're assuming a...
10:01 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 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...
09:51 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget GameStop now stocking Kindle Fire tablets, handing out free virtual bucks with purchase
The Kindle Fire line of tablets is the latest set of electronics to grace GameStop store shelves in the US, the Texas company announced recently. From the baby 7-inch all the way to the larger 8.9-i...
09:36 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Marshall Hanwell speaker now available for $800, helps bring out your inner rockstar
It's been almost four months since we first (and last) heard about Marshall's special edition Hanwell HiFi speaker, but today the renowned amp maker announced its sleek system is finally ready to hi...
09:20 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Instagram for iOS gets a newly reworked camera, delves into recent photo history
Instagram knows it can't stay still just because it's under Facebook's wing. Accordingly, a new iOS update has delivered a (quite frankly welcome) remake of the camera and editing interfaces. While ...
09:16 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Android 4.2 App Verification Service tested, found no substitute for full anti-malware tools
Google's App Verification Service is a quiet addition to Android 4.2, but potentially game-changing: it promises malware checks for any installable Android app, whether it comes from a Bouncer-verif...
09:05 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Office for iPad referenced on French and Romanian Microsoft support sites
Officially there is no Office for iPad... or iOS or Android. But, it seems a foregone conclusion that the premier productivity suite will be crossing those ecosystem boundaries. In addition to count...
08:55 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Facebook to end voting, take feedback on future policy shifts via alternate means
So much for that. While the vocal minority got up in arms about a chance to save democracy on Facebook, well under 30 percent of users even bothered to cast a vote. For those who've been in similar ...
08:44 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Nike+ aims to innovate wearable tech with virtual game and startup Accelerator program
With the recent resurrection of Jawbone's Up, as well as news of Nintendo's planned Wii U FitMeter, it's become clear that competition in wearables is just now heating up. And now Nike, one of the f...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte X11 review: slim and powerful but not without flaws
Gigabyte was certainly feeling brave when it unveiled the £857, 11.6-inch X11 Ultrabook earlier this year. Appearing shortly before the arrival of Windows 8, it straddles two OS life cycles, w...
07:49 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Intel Y-level Ivy Bridge chips may dip below 13W, lead to speedy Windows 8 tablets
Intel historically swings its attention to its latest generation of processors along with a new year, very nearly leaving the old platform by the wayside. There's hints, however, that the current Iv...
07:38 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Bing boosts snapshot search with richer info on famous faces and places
Whether you're upfront about it or firmly in the closet, the search data doesn't lie: we all have a pop culture crush. Which is why Microsoft's expanding Bing's snapshot pane, one of three columns w...
07:09 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Twitter profiles rolling out to all users by December 12th: here's how to prep yours
Instagram has web profiles? Yeah, well, Twitter's about to give all of its users a bit more of a face online as well. While select users have had access to revamped profiles for a few months, Twitte...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Trent Reznor teases Beats-backed streaming music service, wants a personal touch
Dr. Dre isn't the only musician to collaborate with Beats on projects deeper than one-off headphone models. Nine Inch Nails and How To Destroy Angels creator Trent Reznor tells The New Yorker that h...
06:39 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget RIM teases upcoming BB 10 hardware ahead of January reveal
Lest you forget there's another mobile player hedging its bets on a big comeback, RIM's released a tiny teaser of its upcoming BB 10 handset via its site. The image, which appears alongside a tag pr...
06:27 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Nintendo on iOS? Pokdex arrives on iOS in the US and Europe, costs $2
Nintendo may not be giving up its gaming IPs to smartphones just yet, but the Japanese gaming giant is willing to work with them if it means crosspromoting games on standalone Nintendo consoles. Tak...
06:01 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Google offering $99 Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks to public schools
Teachers will be able to purchase the already-cheap Samsung Series 5 Chromebook for $99 this holiday season, Google just announced on its blog. Mountain View will offer the Chromebok for that discou...
05:45 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget An interview with PayPal president David Marcus: as offline retail prominence grows, a renewed focus on customer service
One doesn't have to look far to find my true feelings on just about any company. PayPal, in particular, has been on the wrong end of many examples of customer service gone horribly wrong. After lamb...
05:01 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: HDTV and home theater
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 - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget We're bringing a reader to CES 2013 -- here's how to enter our contest!
Dearest Reader, We hope you're keeping well during the inevitable bustle of the holiday season -- it's been so long since we last said hello. It's shocking -- shocking -- to think that the next inst...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: HDTV and home theater
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...
04:52 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for December 10th: Cameras, gaming mice and tablets
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 ...
04:44 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Arduino Esplora helps you learn microcontrollers without the pesky breadboard
Arduino is the go to board for most folks looking for an introduction to microcontrollers. That's largely thanks to its sizable community, ease of use and surprising versatility. But, there is one s...
04:30 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Huawei spending $93 million on software R&D facility in Helsinki, Finland
For those Nokia employees on the wrong end of the company's austerity drive, it seems like another aspiring smartphone power has its eyes on their underutilized talent. Huawei has announced that it'...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Who should I follow on Twitter? Women in tech
We're back with our second "Who should I follow?" post and this time we're listing our favorite tech women on Twitter, starting with Engadget's own female contingent. There's plenty of writers, scie...
03:31 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Bose SoundDock III embraces Lightning-equipped iPhones and iPods for $250
The last significant upgrade to Bose's core SoundDock model was seemingly eons ago -- distant enough in time that the iPod classic still showed up in press images. We might be thankful, then, that t...
03:02 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Researchers devise contact lens with built-in LCD (video)
Another day, another step towards technologically tricked out contact lenses. The latest development comes from researchers at the Centre of Microsystems Technology at Ghent University, who've devel...
02:32 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Motorola to pull out of South Korea in 2013, shed around 500 jobs
As part of its Google-led overhaul to become a lean and mean smartphone outfit, Motorola is pulling out of South Korea from next year. Around 540 jobs will be lost, with 60-or-so staffers being offe...
01:58 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Free WiFi service for London's black cabs approved
Soon there will be no where left to hide in London Town. The city is quickly becoming one giant WiFi hotspot, just as mayor Boris Johnson promised. Its iconic red phone boxes, the Thames, the Underg...
01:29 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget BBM 7 leaves beta, brings WiFi voice calls into the mix (video)
RIM moves quickly: it was just a few weeks ago that BlackBerry Messenger 7 was in beta, and today we're seeing a finished version roll out to BlackBerry App World. As we saw in mid-November, the rev...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Silicon Image reveals UltraGig 6400 wireless HDMI output for next-gen phones and tablets
Up 'til now, the WirelessHD standard has been best suited to large, thirsty devices like laptops, AV adapters and projectors. If we wanted video output from a battery-powered weakling of a mobile de...
12:45 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Panasonic still has more fixed assets than Apple, needs to sell them to survive
Although they're both in broadly the same type of trade, Panasonic and Apple couldn't be organized more differently. Whereas Apple deals mainly with sub-contractors (and all the pros and cons that c...
12:15 pm EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Amazon shaves $50 off the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD for today only
Amazon may already be selling its Kindle range at cost, but here's your chance to snag one for even less. The e-tailer's knocking a cool 50 bucks off the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD just for today -- va...
11:40 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Griffin's take on charge and sync Lightning cables now up for grabs
Sure, Belkin and Scosche have already offered up Lightning accessories, but now Griffin has its own solutions up for sale: Lightning charge and sync cables, which it says are the first of their kind...
10:53 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Google Doodle celebrates Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer
Today's Google Doogle celebrates the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the pioneering mathematician who is regarded as the world's first computer programmer. Responsible for the first algorithm design...
10:00 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget ROCCAT ISKU FX keyboard ships worldwide, lights up gaming for $100
ROCCAT's ISKU FX keyboard intrigued us back in the summer by adding some synchronicity to the usual gaming keyboard formula. We're glad to hear, then, that it's shipping just as much of its audience...
08:45 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble brings Nook Video to the UK, first to offer UltraViolet in the old country
Barnes & Noble have kept its "early December" promise to bring the Nook Video service to the UK. The company has signed deals with heavy-hitters like the BBC, HBO and Warner Bros., so Game of Th...
08:06 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports cut a deal to fuse internet, TV coverage
While Yahoo has had a tumultuous last few years, one unit that has consistently been at the top of the heap is its sports news division. At the same time, NBC Sports has been getting a boost -- even...
07:13 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget IBM manufactures light-based 'nanophotonic' chips to let the terabytes flow
IBM's taken a large step toward computer chips that use photons instead of electrons by manufacturing the first 90nm silicon-based optical processing modules. It did so using the CMOS nanophotonics ...
06:07 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Visualized: Carina Nebula captured with a 268-megapixel camera
Combine a state-of-the-art telescope with a 268-megapixel camera, point it at the sky, add in a bit of calculation and you could end up with a gorgeous photo of the Carina Nebula. That's exactly wha...
04:09 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Engineer builds gingerbread house using CAD and lasers, aging droids approve
It's not that often we see the worlds of baking and technology mix, but when Johan von Konow went about making a traditional gingerbread house for the holidays, he added a laser to the recipe. The e...
03:54 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget How would you change the ASUS Padfone?
It's a phone, it's a tablet, it's ASUS Padfone! Possibly the maddest gadget concept we've seen in a while, this phone-in-a-tablet-dock is both surprisingly charming and surprisingly useful. ASUS mig...
02:53 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Instagram officially kills photo integration within Twitter, leaves no trace behind
If you've taken to Twitter today, it's likely that you noticed all your Instagram photos that were stored gallery Cards are gone. Unfortunately, this isn't a temporary glitch: as of today, the photo...
02:00 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of December 3rd, 2012
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
01:31 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget Broadcom expects its own LTE chipsets in 2013, stirs up a quiet 4G market
If you hadn't noticed, Qualcomm has a strong grip on the LTE chipset market. While there's certainly exceptions like Samsung's in-house designs, the company is often the gatekeeper for modern 4G. Br...
12:02 am EST - Mon, December 10, 2012
Engadget LG sells 10 million Optimus L-Series phones, stays semi-humble with success
Although the Optimus G and its Nexus 4 cousin are clearly the darlings of LG's mobile lineup, that isn't precluding the Korean company from crowing about a milestone for its more pedestrian Optimus ...
11:30 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 12.03.2012
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back a...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The Blind Men and the Surface Pro
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. When Microsoft announced the Surface RT, it seemed clear that the ARM-based product -- with its precious adornments ...
08:58 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle bookstore reaches Canada, cuts Americans (partly) out of the loop
Canadians have had to be content with a form of Kindle Store limbo until now. They could buy Kindle e-books, but they've had to rely on a US-centric portal that scarcely acknowledges their literary ...
07:28 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget HTC One X+ for AT&T: what's different?
We just love HTC's One X here at Engadget -- it's quite possibly our favorite smartphone of 2012. Three devices have crossed our desks over the past year -- the original with HSPA+, AT&T's ...
06:30 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 160 - 12.08.2012
Carriers... listen up. This one's for you. Thinking about slapping some garish branding on your latest smartphone? Maybe on a button? Or, contemplating some bloatware? Yeah, you know who you are, an...
05:00 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget IRL: Epson R1800, Babbel for iPad and the Nokia Lumia 920 on Rogers
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 ...
04:59 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Square starts offering gift cards, ties them into Passbook for iOS 6 recipients (video)
Square payments have so far been self-centered affairs that won't let us share the wealth with others. In rather convenient timing for the season, updates to Square Register and Square Wallet for An...
03:30 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week In Green: the Sunportal, six gingerbread wonders of the world and a DeLorean taxi cab
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. At Inhabitat, we've always got an ear to the ground list...
02:19 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Putting the cassette to bed: Sony to discontinue handheld tape recorders in 2013
The Walkman's retirement wasn't quite the death of the cassette tape, but the format's final days aren't far off: Sony's calling it quits on the tape recorder. Final shipments for the company's TCM-...
12:23 pm EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget ASUS PadFone 2 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update starts arriving over the air
Maybe it was the gadget-in-a-gadget thing, or just that fact that it was a good 'ole "twofer." Either way, when the PadFone 2 from ASUS landed in our hands a few weeks back, we were pretty smitten. ...
10:15 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Brain pacemakers show promise in Alzheimer's trials, might open new treatment possibilities
Deep-brain electrical stimulation has been around for awhile -- rousing folks from comas and helping researchers find new ways to treat OCD, depression and maybe even obesity. Now doctors are testin...
08:09 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Bitcoin-Central becomes first Bitcoin exchange licensed to operate like a bank
BitInstant may be aiming for a Bitcoin debit card, but it looks like a European Bitcoin exchange will beat it to the punch. After working with French financial regulators, Bitcoin-Central has hammer...
05:40 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Final Fantasy IV headed to iOS on December 20, Android version to follow in 2013
That Nintendo DS re-make of Final Fantasy IV may add 3D graphics, a variety of bug fixes, and a fresh localization, but who wants to lug around their old Nintendo DS? Thankfully, it won't be much lo...
03:50 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: best way to sell my old gadgets?
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 Todd, who has fallen out of love with...
02:30 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of December 3rd, 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, new phones from HTC landed in the US and Canada (along w...
01:43 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Netflix 1080p streams no longer called X-High, company credits improved encodes
While Netflix Watch Instantly movie streams are mostly useful for casual viewing, if you're interested in the actual quality of the video provided you may have noticed a few changes recently. Chroni...
12:37 am EST - Sun, December 9, 2012
Engadget Caltech invention focuses light like never before, could bolster next-gen communication platforms
Light. What is it? What isn't it? Such are the questions left to the experts at Caltech, which have just concocted a new device that can focus light to a point just a few nanometers wide. That kind ...
11:30 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.08.2012
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, December 8, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 12.08.12: The oldest known dinosaur, lighting up a space station and the black marble
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. While some refer to it as a lonely planet, we prefer to think of it as unique. Where else can you fin...
09:12 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Gabe Newell hints at possible 'turnkey' Valve living room system, sees others following suit
Valve has been making a visibly deep push into the living room, but in bits and pieces -- controllers here, Big Picture interfaces there. Company chief Gabe Newell may have just hinted at a more hol...
07:51 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Lovefilm now available for UK Wii U owners
Nintendo recently committed to bringing Lovefilm to Wii U consoles soon in the UK and the company has made good on its word. Pictured above is a dimly lit shot of the new app in action, which featur...
05:53 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Barnes & Noble drops Nook Simple Touch price to $79 for some unilluminated holiday reading
Good news for those looking to give the gift that keeps on refreshing every six pages or so: Barnes & Noble's hitting its holiday stride by shaving a good $20 off the current price of its last-g...
05:00 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8X for Verizon: what's different?
We've seen HTC's Windows Phone 8X in many colors and also many carrier variants -- it's already made its way to AT&T and T-Mobile in the US, and many other operators worldwide. Even though there...
03:38 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Build a better payphone: NYC hosts public design challenge to reinvent public telephones
New York City's SmartScreen payphone refits may be revitalizing a handful of its 11,000 public kiosks, but the information scrubbing touchscreens lack a key communication feature: a telephone With i...
02:02 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Google Now coming to Chrome browser, brings reminder cards to the desktop
Google Now is fast becoming one of Android's defining features. But, if some recent additions to Chromium are anything to go by, the nifty little life-predictor could well be finding its way to Chro...
12:43 pm EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget TI joins the Alliance for Wireless Power, tells the WPC it can still be friends
It's not quite a "Dear John" letter, but we're sure the Wireless Power Consortium is heartbroken all the same. One of its key members, TI, has just signed up for the Alliance for Wireless Power to b...
10:22 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Sony and Box extend BFF status, offer 50GB free storage to Xperia owners through 2013
When Sony and Box came together last year to offer Xperia owners a tantalizing deal of 50GB of free storage for life, the promotion was only set to run for a year. Now that shopping season is upon u...
08:05 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget ThinkGeek's latest USB gadget makes every day a day of the tentacle
It's harder than ever for a USB gadget to stand out these days, what with nearly everything seeming old hat, but ThinkGeek has cooked up something new that's sure to get noticed. While it unfortunat...
05:46 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple and Google teaming up on $500 million-plus bid for Kodak patents
After Kodak's auction to offload 1,100 of its digital imaging patents was green-lit this summer, it looked like Apple and Google were ready to do battle for the goods. Now, however, Bloomberg cites ...
04:40 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile confirms trials for GoSmart Mobile prepaid, may take it US-wide in 2013
Despite T-Mobile USA being very comfortable with prepaid service, it hasn't jumped in with both feet like its potential partner MetroPCS or its arch-rival Sprint. The company has just confirmed to F...
03:55 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget ASUS sends two MeMo Pad tablets with WiFi through the FCC
It's tempting to think of ASUS' Eee Pad MeMo line as a distant memory, and not entirely without merit -- the ME370T was quickly subsumed into the Google family as the Nexus 7, while the ME171 has pl...
03:12 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Motorola updates its Jelly Bean timetables, puts key upgrades in Q1 2013
Now that Verizon's most recent Droid RAZR family has had its taste of Jelly Bean, it's time for Motorola to shift focus to the rest of the devices that have made the cut for the upgrade -- and it's ...
02:18 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Valve updating select Steam games with system requirements for Linux users
Linux for Steam might not be ready for mass consumption just yet, but we're now able to get an idea of what system requirements will be for some of the platform's games. Valve has updated select tit...
01:11 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget YouTube takes to the skies with Virgin America content deal
Admittedly, we're more likely to hit up YouTube for its hilarious and bizarre amateur content than to pop in on one of those well-funded Original Channels, but that won't necessarily be the case goi...
12:39 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget LG's first 55-inch OLED HDTV pops up in the FCC's database
Although LG and Samsung exhibited dueling OLED HDTVs at CES earlier this year neither has been able to put a model on US shelves yet. that may change soon since we just spotted this 55EM9700-UA from...
12:12 am EST - Sat, December 8, 2012
Engadget Sprint reportedly wooing Dish with spectrum sharing and MVNO possibilities
Spectrum is a valuable and finite resource, but it seems that Sprint has an overabundance of the stuff. In addition to the capacity needed for its namesake operation, along with its Boost and Virgin...
11:48 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Karaoke for Xbox Live starts belting out hits on December 11th
Attention all songbirds: your time to shine is almost here. Microsoft and Stingray Media's Karaoke will be hitting Xbox Live on December 11th. The game is free to download, but would-be vocalists wi...
11:32 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.07.2012
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...
11:18 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Onity rolling out safeguards against hotel keycard hacks, may fix some locks outright
Mozilla staffer Cody Brocious' discovery of a quick (if imperfect) hack for hotel door locks raised alarms at the prospect that thieves could slip into rooms moments after plugging in a rogue device...
10:57 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget PSA: Apple's iPhone 5 now showing 'In Stock' status in several countries
Given that it's Apple's biggest rollout ever of an iPhone, it's actually fairly impressive that the iPhone 5 is now listed as "in stock" across many countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, Austral...
10:38 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Pebble smartwatch hit with further delays, won't be stuffing a stocking near you
Pebble's finally coming soon! Just not in time to become one of the season's hottest stocking stuffers. As seems to be par for the course with Kickstarter projects, the blockbuster smartwatch is mor...
10:00 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Editor's Letter: Homecoming
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week is over, dear readers, and it's been an eventful one for me. I spent a few days in Detroit,...
09:30 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Intel Red Ridge lands in the FCC: Medfield tablet dreams are reborn
Mentions of Intel's Red Ridge tablet platform began cropping up in earnest well over a year ago, but things have been fairly quiet on the Medfield front -- with a few exceptions, of course -- ever s...
09:07 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget USPTO tentatively invalidates key Apple multitouch patent
The US Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple's so-called rubber-banding patent back in October, and it looks like it's now done so again with one of the company's key multitouch-...
09:07 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget USPTO tentatively invalidates key Apple multitouch patent (update)
The US Patent and Trademark Office tentatively invalidated Apple's so-called rubber-banding patent back in October, and it looks like it's now done so again with one of the company's key multitouch-...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II for Verizon: what's different?
The Galaxy Note II is a big phone that has attracted an even bigger following: Samsung shipped over 5 million units in two months, even before the holiday shopping season commenced in full force. An...
08:27 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U eShop only sells 18+ games between 11PM and 3AM in Europe
Nintendo's Wii U console doesn't trust you, Europe. At least not with your digital purchases, as European Wii U owners are reporting that various "Mature" titles (18+ per Europe's PEGI ratings)...
08:27 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U eShop sells 18+ games only between 11PM and 3AM in Europe
Nintendo's Wii U console doesn't trust you, Europe. At least not with your digital purchases, as European Wii U owners are reporting that various "Mature" titles (18+ per Europe's PEGI ratings)...
08:27 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U eShop sells 18+ games only between 11PM and 3AM in Europe (update)
Nintendo's Wii U console doesn't trust you, Europe. At least not with your digital purchases, as European Wii U owners are reporting that various "Mature" titles (18+ per Europe's PEGI ratings)...
08:21 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 Preview
The sudden rush of device announcements and hands-on posts that come with the advent of each CES can feel a bit overwhelming if you don't know what to expect. And while we can't predict what's to co...
07:25 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Samsung product page confirms Galaxy Camera coming to Verizon LTE
Well, it was all but confirmed at Photokina, but the release of AT&T's HSPA+ Galaxy Camera threw a few doubts our way. Still, it looks like an LTE version of Samsung's Jelly Bean shooter wi...
07:07 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget So this is how it ends: DARPA demos a flying drone with a 6-foot claw (video)
While we're well aware that robots will prove our undoing, we didn't expect DARPA to make it so... easy. It just demonstrated and helped fund the MLB Company's V-Bat, a testbed UAV that can fly or h...
06:34 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Wii U GamePad prototype revealed: Two Wii remotes, a display and some tape
You have to start somewhere. In a group interview between its CEO and several software developers, Nintendo recently touched on how the Wii U's primary controller, the GamePad came into being. Initi...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Editorial: the new SoundCloud is optimized for listeners, not uploaders
When it was founded in 2007, SoundCloud was primarily focused on enabling file-sharing of original audio tracks, and basic collaboration among artists. The two co-founders came from music background...
05:42 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Onda's V972 tablet packs Jelly Bean and a Retina-like display for $240
China's Onda was once somewhat known as a manufacturer of low-cost PMPs that packed some relatively high-end specs, but it's unsurprisingly since moved on to more of a focus on tablets. While those ...
05:31 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Rogers puts all Windows Phone 8 devices on sale, keeps them well under $100
Rogers is currently in a full-court press to get us using Microsoft-branded devices, and it just made that clear through steep, across-the-board sales on everything Windows Phone 8. Nokia's Lumia 92...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget: The Official Online News Source of CES 2013!
It's just a month away, folks. Just one month until the most wonderful time of the year for gadget lovers. It's CES, and in 2013 we're doing it up bigger and better than ever before. Last year we ha...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: fun stuff!
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...
04:28 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 319 - 12.07.2012
This Engadget Podcast comes to you cold: that is to say it's notably un-Heater'd, allowing the remaining hosts to tak a dispassionate look at some of the hottest new computers to hit the shelves run...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Jawbone Up review (2012): a reboot and a shot at redemption
Second chances are rare in the tech world. Unless you're one of the big boys -- say a Samsung or an Apple -- one spectacular failure is enough to doom a product line or even an entire company. Just ...
03:52 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii U 'Deluxe Digital Promotion' website now live, cash out your free points
All those digital games you've purchased on your "Deluxe" 32GB Nintendo Wii U have been accruing virtual points, and now you can cash out those virtual points for some virtual currency, as Nintendo'...
03:32 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Skype officially ready for Symbian Belle FP1 and FP2 devices
Skype has been available through official channels for Belle-based Symbian devices for awhile, but not for those running FP1 or FP2. If you'd wanted to use the world's largest VoIP service from a mo...
03:09 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 7.2.2 update adds Camera app, Swype along with FreeTime Unlimited
Liked the sound of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited? Well it turns out that's not the only new goodie on the way. Software update 7.2.2 for the seven-inch Kindle Fire HD also brings a few other bonuses. Fi...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 69: Can David Marcus fix PayPal's reputation?
It's no secret that PayPal has had its fair share of speed bumps, but can a change in leadership help usher in a new era? The online payment outfit's new president, David Marcus, seeks to do just th...
02:15 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Gaming company derides Microsoft Store: 'We've made the princely sum of 52'
UK gaming outfit Rubicon has castigated Microsoft after claiming a Windows RT port of its Great Big War Game made a meager £52 ($83) in its first week in the store. The company was particularl...
02:15 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Gaming company derides Microsoft Store: 'We've made the princely sum of 52' (update: retracted)
UK gaming outfit Rubicon has castigated Microsoft after claiming a Windows RT port of its Great Big War Game made a meager £52 ($83) in its first week in the store. The company was particularl...
01:50 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget AMD cuts silicon wafer order by three quarters, gets a nasty fine
If you're in need of a concrete example of how the chip-making industry is trickier than ever, and how it rewards scale at the expense of flexibility, then please, look no further. AMD has just sign...
01:33 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Hands-on with Transporter, the peer-to-peer social storage solution
You may have missed Transporter's unveiling on Kickstarter earlier today, so let us provide a quick refresher -- it's a device that, when used in tandem with one or more other Transporters, enables ...
12:54 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget HTC Windows Phone 8S available now on Three UK: 17 per month or 180 off-contract
HTC's second Windows Phone 8 device may not ever visit the US, but the 8S has arrived, at least in the UK. British carrier Three has the phone for sale starting today, both online (with delivery for...
12:26 pm EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget ZTE's Nubia Z5 turns to face the camera in 'leaked' photo
We already got a look at the rear of the latest China-bound smartphone from ZTE, but now the Nubia Z5 has turned around to shown us its face. The image was apparently "leaked" on Chinese social netw...
11:40 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Judge Koh: 'global peace' between Apple and Samsung would be 'good for consumers'
While Judge Lucy Koh may not pull down the same staggering wage or get as much TV time as that other well-known arbiter, she's just as outspoken in her own courtroom. While presiding yesterday over ...
11:12 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Sony launches web store for PlayStation games, movies and TV shows
Catching up to Microsoft's own web-based Xbox store, Sony's unleashed a new online store for its movie, TV and video content-- but neglected to mention it. Titled the Sony Entertainment Network, and...
11:12 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Sony launches web store for PlayStation games, movies and TV shows (update: Europe-only, PS3 downloads work!)
Catching up to Microsoft's own web-based Xbox store, Sony's unleashed a new online store for its movie, TV and video content-- but neglected to mention it. Titled the Sony Entertainment Network, and...
10:00 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 007 - 12.07.2012
The Euro team are back, and very much in fine fettle. Dan knows what your gran is getting you for Christmas, Steve espouses the virtue of free online content, James reminisces about his very first t...
08:58 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget FCC tells FAA to 'boost US competitiveness,' allow greater use of in-flight devices
The nation's top wireless dog has told the Federal Aviation Administration's head that it should "enable greater use of tablets, e-readers, and other portable devices" during flights, according to t...
07:47 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Nintendo moved more than 1.75 million consoles in November, hypes Black Friday sales
Kyoto's gaming giant isn't content with bragging about its Black Friday sales alone -- it wants the world to know how it did for the entire month of November. According to NPD data, Nintendo sold ov...
06:28 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Google Apps discontinues basic package, asks new customers to pony up $50 per user for premium
Looking towards Mountain View to provide a suite of digital tools for your new business? Make sure to pen per-user costs into your ledger -- Google Apps isn't free anymore. According to Google's ent...
05:32 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget HTC 8X, 8S and Butterfly to reach China in mid-December
HTC isn't going to let Nokia keep the Chinese limelight for long: the phone maker has just launched three variants of its late 2012 flagship phones for China's mainland, all of which should reach lo...
04:46 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Galaxy S III 'Premium Suite' features detailed: Multi-Window, Page Buddy and more (video)
Samsung started pushing a new Jelly Bean update to its Galaxy S III phones yesterday, and it's posted a video breaking down some of the features. Many of the "Premium Suite" upgrades are cribbed fro...
04:08 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile agree to collectively push text-to-911 capabilities by 2014
We've been hearing about new capabilities for emergency 911 services for years, but it looks like the industry is ready to move as one to make text-to-911 a reality across the US. The Big 4 wireless...
02:39 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Shocker: Google, LG seeing more Nexus 4 demand than expected
Who'd have thought that pricing a high-end smartphone like the Nexus 4 at $350 or less would lead to strong sales? Google and LG certainly appear to have been caught off-guard. LG's UK mobile lead A...
02:01 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Mushkin shipping 'world's first' 480GB mSATA SSD in January for $500
Today, component maker Mushkin announced plans to ship the "world's first" 480GB mSATA solid-state drive. Priced at a respectable $500, the made-in-the-USA Atlas SSD is expected to ship beginning in...
01:21 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Transporter, the collaborative cloud storage hub (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
01:21 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Insert Coin: Transporter, the collaborative, internet connected, peer-to-peer storage hub (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
12:33 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget GravityLight uses weight to illuminate without batteries or fuel (video)
The lack of reliable electricity in developing countries puts a damper on more than just technology use -- having to run kerosene lamps, or even those based on solar power, often involves recurring ...
12:03 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Apple quietly hires security guru that may have saved Windows Vista
Apple has had to take security more seriously when a larger user base and the cloud have opened up greater risks. Thanks to a just-discovered hire, we now know 1 Infinite Loop isn't messing around. ...
12:03 am EST - Fri, December 7, 2012
Engadget Apple quietly hires security guru who may have saved Windows Vista
Apple has had to take security more seriously when a larger user base and the cloud have opened up greater risks. Thanks to a just-discovered hire, we now know 1 Infinite Loop isn't messing around. ...
11:47 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon bringing Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features to Kindle Fires for vision-impaired users
Amazon's been attuned to the needs of its vision-impaired customers for years, first rolling out text-to-speech technology on its original Kindle e-reader years ago. Today the company revealed plans...
11:47 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon bringing Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features to Kindle Fires for vision-impaired users (update)
Amazon's been attuned to the needs of its vision-impaired customers for years, first rolling out text-to-speech technology on its original Kindle e-reader years ago. Today the company revealed plans...
11:30 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.06.12
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...
10:57 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Golden Spike unveils ambitious plans for $1.5 billion trips to the moon
Space tourism? Yeah, been there, doing that. But in the world of private travel, there's really no such thing as too much competition. Today, the newly formed Golden Spike Company took the wraps off...
10:14 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget YouTube brings its guide feature to all devices, provides easier access to subscribed content
The folks working at YouTube are quite the busy little bees, updating apps, adding content and refreshing the site's look. Today, the site's rolling out its guide feature through YouTube.com and eve...
10:06 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Sean Parker and Lars Ulrich talk Napster vs. Metallica, hug it out with Spotify
One of today's many, many Spotify announcements was that legendary thrashers Metallica would be coming to the streaming service. As part of the announcement CEO Daniel Ek brought out the bands notor...
09:18 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii Mini hands-on
Nintendo's Wii Mini has been a bit more elusive than we thought, but we've at last snagged the entry-level console ahead of its official release and given it a quick shakedown. While it does what it...
08:56 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget IDC: Apple slipped to sixth in China smartphone share in Q3, Samsung and locals sat on top
The Chinese smartphone market is a tough nut to crack given its sensitivity to prices and a slew of strong domestic brands. IDC estimates suggest Apple may have learned this the hard way during the ...
08:30 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 4PM!
Brian's off on a top secret mission involving the US government, so some guy named Tim is calling the shots this week. He's new, sure, but he seems to know his stuff. But just in case, he's brought ...
08:01 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Google gives WWF $5 million to fund wildlife-observing drones
Most of the drone-related news these days may focus on military or police use, but those are far from the only applications for the unmanned aerial vehicles. Case in point: the World Wildlife Fund, ...
07:57 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget DoorBot lets you see and talk with who's at the door from the comfort of your smartphone (video)
If funding is successful, you'll be able to wave hello to DoorBot -- an app-enabled, WiFi-connected video doorbell. Sure, it's not exactly the first time we've seen such an idea, but the "weather-re...
07:19 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Twitter to give users fewer characters to tweet with when URLs are involved
The shock! The horror! The genuine nightmare of losing two more valuable character spaces per tweet! Such a scenario is indeed going to play out, as Twitter has just announced a subtle change in its...
07:12 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Larklife fitness band jogs into retail stores, nags you about exercise and sleep patterns
Sure, your iPhone already keeps track of your work schedules, lunch meetings and Lego creations -- isn't it about time you let it tell you when to go to bed, too? It can, if you're so inclined -- a...
06:53 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon publishes vague numbers surrounding Appstore performance, but they're sure looking good
At this point, expecting Amazon to actually divulge genuine numbers surrounding its Kindle business would be akin to expecting that so-called "fiscal cliff" to just vanish overnight. That said, the ...
06:33 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Archos GamePad now shipping for 130: Android 4.1, 1.6GHz CPU and a bona fide D-pad
You've waited long enough, haven't you? The low-cost PMP leader has kept the mantra alive with its GamePad, which is now shipping to those interested for £129.99. Put simply, it's a widescreen...
06:05 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile planning to move entirely to Value Plans in 2013
T-Mobile's not skimping on the big announcements at its Capital Market Days conference: it's now declared that it plans to move entirely to its Value Plans in 2013. The carrier's current rate offeri...
06:05 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile preparing to ditch traditional subsidies, move entirely to Value Plans in 2013
T-Mobile's not skimping on the big announcements at its Capital Market Days conference: it's now declared that it plans to move entirely to its Value Plans in 2013. These plans, which are readily av...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Ginsu knives, psychic hotlines and a $90 tablet: the story behind the Matrix One
On December 5th, Direct Merchandise Marketing (DMM) released a long-awaited statement that was supposed to explain just what had gone wrong in shipping its Matrix One tablet, a device we thought we ...
05:32 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Western Digital offers 8TB version of its My Book Live Duo NAS
Western Digital is mightily proud of its new 4TB hard drives, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see them winding up in the company's range of external storage products. The latest to get the spec bum...
05:31 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Spotify reveals Discover tab, Collections and Follow social feature
After patting itself on the back, Spotify got around to announcing a new feature to help users discover new music and new artists that goes well beyond its existing Radio product. Rather than a trad...
05:11 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Spotify doubles user base in last year, 1 million paid subscribers in the US
At an event today, way out on Manhattan's west side, Spotify held a bit of a get together with a few of its closest business associates and members of the press. CEO Daniel Ek took the opportunity t...
05:08 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget NVIDIA needs your help to optimize its PC gaming optimization software, private beta goes live today
NVIDIA's "GeForce Experience" application isn't so much an "experience" as it is a software application designed to optimize video game settings for a wide variety of PC setups. It's also a kind of ...
04:51 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget T-Mobile and Apple sign agreement to launch products in 2013
T-Mobile CEO Rene Obermann told analysts today that his company has entered into an agreement with Apple and plans to launch products starting next year. Developing..CommentsVia: TwitterSource: Twit...
04:28 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget SpaceX lands a pair of plum US Air Force contracts for its Falcon rockets
SpaceX vehicles have proved themselves thus far to be highly capable cargo-toters for hungry astronauts aboard the ISS, and now the company's Falcon rockets have chalked up a couple of US Air Force ...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Who should I follow on Twitter? Mobile edition
It's been a while, but we're ready with some fresh lists of who to follow when it comes to tracing all the tech goings-on within Twitter. First up is the brutally broad smartphone and tablet categor...
03:47 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Sony releases Xperia flash tool in beta, lets unlocked devices return to stock ROMs
There's no denying that of all the Android OEM's, Sony's the most consumer-friendly. With a track record encompassing consistent and transparent software updates, easily unlocked bootloaders, a form...
03:40 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Foxconn plans US expansion to fill demand for American-made products
Apple CEO Tim Cook caused quite a stir when he announced that at least some Macs would soon be made in the US, and it looks like one of the world's biggest device manufacturers is now set to follow ...
03:34 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Veho Mimi X-3 wireless speaker streams from bundled USB and 30-pin transmitters for $500
When we hear of a "new way to stream music around your home and garden," bass-heavy speakers disguised as unnaturally large rocks come to mind. It's not entirely clear what type of "garden" the good...
03:02 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Intel sort of denies rumors about future CPUs being non-upgradeable
If you kept up with last week's rumors about Intel's 14nm Broadwell chip being hardwired and non-upgradeable, then you'll know they were anything but precise. They never quite implied that all of In...
02:52 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Google+ makes you feel at home with Communities, 'a place for whatever you're into'
Google's social service has provided a venue for chatting and collaborating with family and friends, but it hasn't exactly been the best place to get to know strangers who happen to share similar in...
02:48 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Google updates Maps for 10 European countries and regions, claims 27.9 million miles of road under its belt
Google's just flipped the switch on updates for its maps of ten European countries and regions: Andorra, Bulgaria, Estonia, Gibraltar, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain. As pa...
02:27 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget MetroMile launches pay-per-mile car insurance, trades a sliver of privacy for savings
The notion of tracking cars for insurance purposes tends to polarize us: it's either a technical marvel that gives an honest appraisal of how we drive, or a dystopian nightmare that makes it impossi...
02:10 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook changes tune, television now 'an area of intense interest'
It's a hobby. That's basically what we've been told about the Apple TV since day one. Cupertino saw the device as an accessory to its ecosystem, not necessarily a marquee product. Tim Cook is singin...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Snapseed launches on Android with Google+ integration, now completely free
While this shouldn't come as a huge surprise, today Google put to rest any lingering doubts about keeping Snapseed alive and well. After acquiring Nik Software last September, Google's just launched...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget MetroPCS announces the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G: 3.65-inch screen, LTE and $169 price tag
Perhaps it's because the holiday season is well upon us, but MetroPCS decided now was the perfect time to welcome Samsung's Galaxy Admire 4G to its growing portfolio of wallet-friendly handsets. With ...
01:17 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Sony Xperia V torn apart by the FCC for our education and amusement
Like a sadistic Roman emperor, the boys at the FCC enjoy throwing unsuspecting smartphones to the lions and watching the result. This week, the unfortunate victim is Sony's Xperia V, which has been ...
12:29 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Tim Cook confirms one line of Macs will be exclusively US-manufactured in 2013 (video)
It's not just going to be "some" iMacs that bear the legend "assembled in the USA," but a whole line of Cupertino's computers from next year. In a TV interview with Brian Williams, Apple CEO Tim Coo...
12:21 pm EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 620 hands-on: $249 for Windows Phone 8 (video)
Surprising a few of us, Nokia yesterday revealed a brand new Windows Phone 8 device, the 3.8-inch Lumia 620, in an explosion of colors. As its naming convention goes, and at just $249, this is the c...
11:56 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Amazon and Google shower content love on Brazil
Through the magic of pure coincidence (or not), Amazon and Google have spontaneously started offering e-books in the land of Brazil. In addition, Amazon has also introduced its Kindle e-reader to th...
11:03 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Samsung HDTVs get an IPTV app for LG U+ in Korea, most US providers are still slacking
Here in the US, Samsung has consistently pushed the idea of using its HDTVs to watch cable / satellite without a set-top box at CES for the last several years. So far it has actually managed to laun...
10:33 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Facebook for BlackBerry v3.3 now integrates BBM
It's a red letter day for BlackBerry-owning Facebookers, as version 3.3 of the platform's native app has arrived. BBM has been woven deep into the update, enabling you to initiate chats and find fri...
10:02 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget GoPano Micro brings 360 degree video to iPhone 5, now on pre-order for $69
Not all Kickstarter projects take flight, to say the least, so it's nice to see one like GoPano Micro that not only went somewhere but is continuing to evolve. The company has just put a new version...
09:26 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Nokia Siemens Networks hands business support division to Redknee, reaffirms focus on mobile broadband
There aren't too many surefire ways to get oneself focused in the business world, but completely detaching a corporation from a business division ain't a bad tactic. Just two days after Nokia Siemen...
08:54 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget FCC clarifies set-top box IP interface requirement and extends deadline to 2013
You may have not noticed, but your cable box at home has a Firewire port on it, designed to serve up content to other devices in your home. This almost useless port -- thanks DRM -- is a result of a...
08:54 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget FCC clarifies set-top box IP interface requirement and extends deadline to 2014
You may have not noticed, but your cable box at home has a Firewire port on it, designed to serve up content to other devices in your home. This almost useless port -- thanks DRM -- is a result of a...
08:01 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey Flow Beta available now, we tap our screens less (hands-on)
As promised, the latest update for one of our favorite Android keyboard has arrived. This time, there's a new input method that feels a little familiar, with text entry done by dragging your finger ...
08:01 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget SwiftKey Flow Beta available now, we tap our screens less
As promised, the latest update for one of our favorite Android keyboard has arrived. This time, there's a new input method that feels a little familiar, with text entry done by dragging your finger ...
07:27 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Twitter announces 'Trends' for 100 more cities, spreads the trending topics love
Even though there's an ongoing kerfuffle between social giants Instagram and Twitter, the microblogging service is putting that aside and focusing its own efforts on improving the experience for som...
06:58 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise
As a followup to its flagship Opteron 6300 launch last month, AMD has just released several more Piledriver-based processors meant for the server room. One eight-core and two quad-core models are pa...
04:48 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Star Trek: TNG Season 3 Blu-ray trailer appears, PADD iOS app gets an update
If you're a Star Trek: The Next Generation fan who bypassed seasons one and two waiting for the pivotal third season to arrive on Blu-ray, you can finally get a taste of the experience in high defin...
04:15 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm announces cheap, battery efficient NFC chip, hopes to put it in phones next year
Near field communication might be all the rage at the checkout counter, but there are still plenty of devices shirking the technology. Qualcomm subsidiary Qualcomm Atheros hopes to change that, anno...
03:31 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11pm ET!
What happened this past week in the mobile universe? If you're asking yourself this question, you need to get the answer by tuning into the Engadget Mobile Podcast tonight. Heck, you'll want to tune...
02:59 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Visualized: pedal power lights Christmas trees the eco-friendly way
When many are increasingly conscious of how their lighting impacts the environment, Christmas tree lights can feel like giant bundles of excess energy consumption. We're not advocating that anyone s...
02:16 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Twitterrific 5 for Twitter going live for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users
Twitter's API rules haven't exactly made life grand for third-party clients, but that's not stopping one of the larger names in the sector from pumping out a redesigned version of its famed app for ...
01:06 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget House passes unanimous resolution to ban UN regulation of the internet
In a rare showing of bipartisanship, the House unanimously passed a resolution to ban UN regulation of the internet at the hands of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). It states that th...
12:33 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Microsoft rolls out stockpile of Xbox Live apps for North American and European gamers
This afternoon, Microsoft's Larry Hryb (aka Major Nelson) announced the availability of several new Xbox Live apps for gamers across the globe. Customers in the good old US of A can add Rhapsody and...
12:04 am EST - Thu, December 6, 2012
Engadget Google brings indoor Maps to Germany, says more Euro expansion to come
Not many would arque that Google's quick to bring its latest and greatest software creations to many folks around the globe. More specifically, the Mountain View-based company announced today tha...
11:35 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.05.12
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...
11:19 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Bloomberg: Blockbuster to sell phones at brick-and-mortar locations
If the sight of remaining Blockbuster stores shock you, brace yourself for another surprise: they could soon be selling smartphones alongside your 80s comedies. Dish Networks may have dashed its dre...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget This Is the Modem World: Review Sites Are Broken
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I'm about to walk into my favorite restaurant in the world. The f...
10:50 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Dropbox updates Android app with bug fixes and file management
Dropbox updated its app for Android today, bringing the oft-used cloud storage / sharing service to version 2.2.2. Included is the usual assortment of unspecified bug fixes we're accustomed to seein...
10:21 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 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...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm COO Steve Mollenkopf talks 28nm supply, low-end market and displays
It goes without saying that it's been a good year for Qualcomm -- so good that the mobile chipmaker invited us over to its San Diego headquarters to share the story. There we met up with President a...
09:21 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Skype updates terms of service to make mention of 'Video Messaging' feature
Skype hardly has a history of keeping its forthcoming features secret, but then again, surprises aren't all they're chalked up to be. This go 'round, an updated terms of service page has outed a her...
09:09 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Google Now updated with more travel-minded features, expanded voice search
It's already been a fairly big year for Google Now, but the folks in Mountain View have at least one more update in store before we roll into 2013. The company's today released an updated version of...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung ATIV Smart PC review (AT&T LTE)
More Info Samsung announces Series 5 and Series 7 Windows 8 tablets with S Pen apps, optional keyboards AT&T gets its hands on ASUS VivoTab RT and Samsung ATIV Smart PC Samsung AT...
08:38 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Liquid Robotics' Wave Glider breaks Guinness record, does it in the name of science
Last fall, four autonomous Wave Gliders set out from San Francisco Bay to begin a two-fold mission: gather data about the oceans' depths and break records. The vessels, crafted by ocean data service...
08:17 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Matrix One pins troubles on part delays and Google Wallet freeze, says refunds coming
We've been following the saga of the extra-budget Matrix One tablet almost since its birth, and there's been mounting concerns as the company (or rather its parent, Direct Merchandise Marketing) wen...
07:48 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget D-Link's diminutive DAP-1320 wireless range extender arrives, looks to enhance your home network for $50
Looking to beef up that home network ahead of all of those holiday gadgets arriving? If so D-Link is looking to oblige with its ultra-compact DAP-1320 wireless range extender. The unit features push...
07:24 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung said to be pushing Android 4.1.2 to some Galaxy S III owners, multi-window included
Samsung has only just started seeding Jelly Bean to some Galaxy S III owners, but it may already be delivering a second round to others. SamMobile claims that Android 4.1.2 is starting to reach thos...
07:11 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass app updated with iPhone 5 optimization
You've got your fancy new iPhone 5, and you've got the Xbox SmartGlass app, but who wants those silly black bars on the sides? Certainly not you, aesthetic savant, which is why you'll be glad to hea...
06:57 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget AT&T says it's on record pace for smartphone sales this quarter, 6.4 million sold already
We don't always get mid-quarter updates on sales from carriers, but AT&T's Ralph de le Vega was apparently eager to spill a few numbers during an investor conference today. As CNET reports, de l...
06:38 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Philips outs new speaker docks with Lightning connector, prices start from $90
Docking speakers that are friendly with Cupertino's shiny new Lightning connector are far from being a dime a dozen just yet, which is to be expected given the small amount of time it's been around....
06:21 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for December 5th: Garmin nuvi and 47-inch LG 3D HDTV
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget New eBoy-designed Engadget shirts on sale: shipping now to stocking stuffers worldwide
For those who picked up one of our eBoy-engineered tees from last fall, we've some good news for you: the new line is out now! Just in time for the holidays, one of the world's finest 8-bit artists ...
05:40 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget China Mobile head says conflicting technology is only partly why it doesn't carry the iPhone
Apple's smartphone world tour has always skipped past China Mobile and its 700 million-plus subscribers. The network uses the incompatible TD-SCDMA wireless standard and it's been generally presumed...
05:18 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Nintendo's Wii Fit U to launch early 2013, adds pack-in pedometer for fuller lifestyle tracking
Buried amongst Nintendo America's amusing (and often silly) Direct presentation from today comes news of the next iteration of its popular lifestyle experience: Wii Fit U. Outside of a few brief scr...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: speakers and docks
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 EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Slice messes with your mind via multitouch circular keyboard for tablets
There's no dearth of Android keyboards on the market, but an entry from new player Slice is bringing the lowly chiclets into a whole 'nother dimension. Depending on which fingers you place on the ho...
04:23 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III to become Russia's first LTE phone, reach 17 cities on December 20th
LTE has been available in Russia for some time, but it's largely been the province of modems and tablets until now. Samsung wants 4G to be more pocketable in St. Petersburg -- it's launching the qua...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Instagram pulls Cards support from Twitter, favors its own web experience
Something's amiss with Instagram links on Twitter and it's not just the overabundance of unnecessarily filtered photos. Users have noticed that, upon clicking those links, images are displaying inco...
03:40 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget ITU will consider broader powers to regulate internet companies
The ITU hasn't updated its rules since 1988. Thankfully the telecommunications arm of the UN is currently meeting in Dubai to rewrite its hopelessly outdated regulations. The US and Canada quickly s...
03:19 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget AT&T offers personalized 'video bills' to explain and soothe in equal measure
We don't know if this has customers' interests at heart, or if AT&T's call center staff were just sick to the eyeballs of having to explain people's bills to them, but the end result is the same...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Prime review (UX51Vz): a blazing 15-inch Ultrabook with a lofty price
Windows 8 has ushered in an era of category-defying devices, with hybrid machines that bend, flip around, lie flat and otherwise contort flooding the market (and our offices). When virtually every Win...
02:29 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Zensorium launches Tink cardiorespiratory health and stress monitor for iOS devices (video)
Planning a gluttonous holiday season and then a health kick in the New Year to balance it out? Well, when you start on the latter, you might want one of Zensorium's Tinké cardiorespiratory mo...
01:54 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Plex launches native Windows 8 app with ARM support, latest filtering features
If you're looking for a media client to run on your Windows 8 PC, tablet or... something in between, Plex has a fresh edition of its software made just for you. Available in the Windows store for an...
01:24 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget FIFA gives referees 'final word' on goal-line technology, defeats point of goal-line technology
Soccer's governing body isn't that big on technology, which is why you occasionally see the odd refereeing mistake (or two). Fans may have hoped that the goal-line experiments at this month's Club W...
12:55 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Low-end Nokia Lumia 505 gets outed, coming as an exclusive to Mexico
It's not exactly often that our neighbors down south get any handset exclusives to call their own, but according to Guerrero Móvil's Facebook page, there's a Mexico-only Lumia 505 well on its...
12:04 pm EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Google Street View and Maps coming to Wii U in January 2013
During today's Nintendo Direct presentation, Iwata-san had plenty of game footage to show to Japan-based fans, but also casually mentioned that Google-powered maps and street vistas will arrive on t...
11:59 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Eric Schmidt: 'it's extremely curious' that Apple hasn't yet sued Google
Google's roving uncle, Eric Schmidt, has sat down with the Wall Street Journal to talk about life and times at Mountain View. When asked about the ongoing saga between Apple and Android manufacturer...
11:46 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung courts nepotism again, appoints chief's son Jay Y. Lee to vice chairman
Though Samsung is ostensibly a public company, it has been run more like a fiefdom in terms of leadership, having been founded in 1938 by Lee Byung-chull who passed the reins on to current chairman ...
11:34 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Samsung, LG, Philips and other TV makers fined $1.9 billion for EU price fixing
Some of the biggest TV manufacturers have been slapped with a $1.92 billion fine by the EU after regulators found the gang had been fixing prices of cathode-ray tubes for more than 20 years. Competi...
11:02 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Broadcom outs Jelly Bean-optimized budget SoC with dual-core ARM processor, HSPA+
Broadcom's just added a new 3G SoC to its resume that promises a solid punch in performance without breaking the bank -- while being optimized for Jelly Bean, too boot. Dubbed BCM21664T, the chip pa...
10:22 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Casio's iPhone-friendly G-Shock finally out, will adorn wrists for $180
It seems Casio's G-Shock GB6900 hasn't been mindful of its own raison d'être, turning up much later than expected. After making its first appearance way back in March 2011, rolling through FCC...
09:54 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Unlike the cake, Portal on a TI calculator is not a lie (video)
People have been using scientific calculators as math class distractions for years, from gunning down Nazis in Wolfenstein to hunting demons in Doom. But our jaws dropped in amazement when we discov...
09:39 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 620 announced: 3.8-inch WVGA display, 5MP camera, $249
Nokia has announced a surprise new Windows Phone 8 member at LeWeb 2012 in Paris today -- the Lumia 620. The entry-level handset has a 3.8-inch TFT screen running at WVGA resolution, a 1GHz dual-cor...
09:34 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Sony reveals 3.5-inch Xperia E single or dual-sim Android phone, coming early next year
Sony has just announced the new Xperia E smartphone sporting a 3.5-inch HVGA 320 x 480 display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (though the specs indicate ICS), available with single or "Xperia Edual" mod...
09:12 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget TomTom updates its Android app to make it, you know, work
We've journeyed with the TomTom Navigator app for Android and it's been great -- except for one brake-punching problem. Version 1.0 was only compatible with phones that happened to have a display wi...
08:38 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Oppo Find 5 spec sheet pops up, heading to US for $499 unsubsidized
Quad-core APQ8064 chip: check. 5-inch 1080p display: check. That's right, it's the Oppo Find 5 again, but this time we're seeing the phone's full spec sheet courtesy of the manufacturer's overly sim...
08:01 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Sonos for iOS adds direct device streaming, takes PCs out of the equation (hands-on)
Sonos has been steadily reducing our dependency on the computer as the cornerstone of its multi-room audio system, but there's been one link left to cut: local music. Outside of an AirPlay workaroun...
07:37 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime is the first CableCARD tuner to deliver live TV to DLNA Devices
Our favorite shows, anywhere, that's all we really want. Of course that is asking too much but we'll be closer to the dream now that Silicondust has announced its three tuner HDHomeRun Prime CableCA...
06:48 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Microsoft launches Socl into Beta, brings the part(ies) to social networking
Microsoft has unleashed Socl into beta for all comers to probe, bringing it out of the experimental stages and a step closer to a full-fledged site. We first heard about the project back in July whe...
06:24 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Nokia Lumia 920T for China Mobile brings TD-SCDMA to Windows Phone
Nokia just announced plans to launch a TD-SCDMA version of its Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 flagship. The handset, designated Lumia 920T, will be available on China Mobile by the end of the year for RM...
05:46 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle FreeTime Unlimited launches, bundles kid-friendly media, menu for a fee
We got a peek at Amazon's Kindle FreeTime during its press conference back in September, but now it's making the family-friendly feature part of a subscription package available across the family of...
05:01 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget HP announces the EliteBook Revolve, a Windows 8 convertible for the business crowd (video)
See that laptop up there? Basically, HP has announced something like that every year for we don't even know how long. It's always a convertible PC of the traditional sort, one with a fixed screen that...
04:26 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Gemalto adds AMEX, Mastercard and Visa certs to its UpTeq NFC SIM
Gemalto has been in the NFC SIM business for a while now, adding the possibility of mobile payments to any GSM phone that'll support it. Now it's become even more legit with the addition of AMEX Exp...
03:46 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Razer tweaks its Carcharias headset to outfit the Xbox 360, shipping now for $69.99
Bummed because that Razer Carcharias headset you've been eying wasn't equipped for Black Ops II missions on your Xbox 360? Good news, mates. The gaming outfit has announced a redesigned version of t...
03:07 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget All Sony connected TVs to get Ensequence tech in 2013 to serve up contextual content
Not getting your fill of connected TV action with contextual content and ads appearing alongside your soaps? Your hunger could be satisfied by picking up a Sony-made television in 2013, as Hirai and...
02:21 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Windows Phone now home to 120k apps, downloads and dev revenue rising post-WP8
Windows Phone 8 is a roaring success! That is if you ask the platform's Senior Director, Todd Brix, who tweeted today that developer revenues and downloads have doubled since its launch in November....
01:43 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget BBM Money to launch in Indonesia, allows peer-to-peer fund transfers
RIM might be struggling for market share here in the US, but the BlackBerry name still enjoys quite a bit of popularity elsewhere in the world. Take Indonesia for example, where the company will lau...
01:18 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Foursquare refreshes iOS app for streamlined exploring, speedier check-ins
Building upon redesigned version 5.0, Foursquare has updated its iOS app (sorry, Android users, our guess is that you're coming up next). The refresh provides a number of cosmetic changes, including...
12:54 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Rogers Anyplace TV Home Edition lets Canadians steer DVRs, watch live TV from iOS
Mobile apps that blend DVR control and live TV are thriving in the US and elsewhere, so you can imagine the frustration Canadians have felt going without an official option from local telecom giants...
12:38 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget LG patents smart kiosk for wine cellars, creates a sommelier's best friend
That LG would make a wine refrigerator should come as no shock. This is, after all, the same company that made a smartphone-controlled oven. But, as a recently surfaced patent can attest, it appears...
12:17 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget Qualcomm adds two new China-bound SoCs to its Snapdragon S4 lineup
Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 chips are flying off the shelves so fast these days that the company's had to enlist other manufacturing companies just to keep up with the demand. That's not keeping the Sa...
12:04 am EST - Wed, December 5, 2012
Engadget IBM brings the fight to counterfeiters with nano-sized authentication methods (video)
As counterfeiters continue to up their game, technology's quest for the ultimate method of proving authenticity goes on. We've seen ideas at the nano level before, but IBM thinks its latest research...
11:42 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Google enhances local web search for US iPad users
Google added a new feature to its web search for US iPad users on Tuesday. In addition to traditional web results, this new enhancement displays a virtual carousel with reviews and photos that detai...
11:17 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Obama signs Safe Web Act into law, extends FTC power to combat online scam artists
See that guy? The one in the bubble? He's probably up to no good. Thanks to President Obama, however, he's going to have a much harder time duping innocent young ladies like the one also shown here....
11:15 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.04.12
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...
10:46 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 327 - 12.04.2012
Welcome to the Engadget 4K Podcast. We're not changing our name yet but if trends continue we may have to slip an "Ultra" in there somewhere as super high-res news flowed forth last week from Sony, R...
10:23 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Google mulled adding home phone service in Kansas City fiber packages, backed away due to 'regulations'
One can only imagine the insane amount of red tape you'd have to endure in order to launch as a new Internet Service Provider, but evidently that pales in comparison to setting up shop as a new phon...
10:15 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Westinghouse teases 110-inch 4K LED TV, promises more details at CES
With CES just around the corner, there's plenty of promo mail to dig through each and every day. One of this afternoon's tidbits came from the good folks at Westinghouse, hinting at a hot product th...
10:07 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget YouTube app updated for iOS: now optimized for iPad and iPhone 5, complete with AirPlay streaming
Good news for people who love downloading iOS updates -- just hours after Google refaced its Gmail for iOS app, here comes another heavyweight in YouTube. The standalone app is now fully optimized f...
09:54 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Jolla expects Sailfish SDK to reach developers in early Q1 2013
Developers looking to carry on part of the MeeGo legacy have been wondering when Jolla would publish a usable SDK for Sailfish OS. It hasn't taken long to find out: the company has updated its wiki ...
09:44 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Apple updates Pages, Keynote and Numbers iOS apps, brings increased compatibility with iWork and Office
Still toying with that new Gmail for iOS update? Sure you are. Meanwhile, Apple's updated a trio of its own apps -- Pages, Keynote and Numbers all headed to v1.7 today, which the company says will m...
09:25 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget NASA plans to put another Curiosity-like rover on Mars in 2020
Who says NASA doesn't have big plans for the next decade? Following the universally extolled launch of Curiosity onto Mars' surface earlier this year, the American space entity is reportedly looking...
09:13 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Rhapsody now available on Xbox Live, brings on-demand music to Microsoft's console
The Xbox 360 certainly isn't suffering from any shortages in the entertainment department, but that's not to say Microsoft's not willing to welcome new app additions to its growing, decade-old ecosyst...
08:57 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Google Play adds Private channel hosting for internal enterprise apps
It's not just IT departments the world over that've adjusted to the burgeoning BYOD (bring your own device) movement, it's Google, too. Responding to the increase in Android handsets now used in the...
08:42 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Sony PlayStation 3 claims top spot as Netflix streaming device of choice
As the current gen's console wars wind down in preparation for the coming wave, Sony's still playing a wee bit of catch up. The gaming titan may not be the dominant force it once was, but where its ...
08:33 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Leaked Sprint holiday ad outs BOGO offer on a trio of Samsung Galaxy smartphones
After a couple of Sprint Black Friday leaks here and there, our anonymous tipster is going for a hat trick by revealing the Now Network's pre-Christmas festivities. Running December 7th through 24th...
08:07 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget British government announces Cyber Reserve to protect the Queen's laptop
The British government has updated its online cyber-security strategy with a variety of new cyber-programs to protect the motherland's cyber-future. It's setting up a nationwide Computer Emergency R...
07:48 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Court tosses Verizon claims that the FCC can't require data roaming deals
Verizon hasn't been fond of the FCC requiring data roaming agreements; it sued the agency last May on claims that the requirement overstepped the FCC's legal bounds. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ...
07:48 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Court dismisses Verizon attempt to halt FCC data roaming requirements
Verizon hasn't been fond of the FCC requiring data roaming agreements; it sued the agency last May on claims that the requirement overstepped the FCC's legal bounds. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals ...
07:30 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Netflix signs licensing agreement with Disney, will be exclusive US subscription service for first-run films beginning in 2016
Netflix just announced a couple of new deals with Warner last week, and it's now landed a big one with The Walt Disney Company. While it's still a few years out, the company has announced today that...
07:12 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Google promises better Knowledge Graph answers for more countries and languages
Google has been rolling out a fair number of additions to its so-called Knowledge Graph as of late, but the search engine enhancement has tended to be a bit less useful for those looking for results...
06:54 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Verizon Selects brings targeted ads to VZ wireless customers, induces more holiday shopping
We've grown accustomed to the creepily context-aware ads in our Gmail inboxes and we've seen targeted ads come to game consoles and printers, so naturally, it's no surprise Verizon's bringing such a...
06:45 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Google IO 2013 dates announced: starts May 15th, registration to open early next year
Hope your calendar's clear for next May. Google has just announced the dates for I/O 2013, with the event kicking off on May 15th and concluding on May 17th. After setting up shop in San Francisco t...
06:44 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Amazon Kindle 3.5 for iOS adds X-ray for extra-detailed searches
Amazon has made a big selling point of X-ray for Kindle books -- but, not surprisingly, for its own platforms first. iOS readers can reclaim some equal footing today now that a Kindle 3.5 update is ...
06:27 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Toshiba intros Excite 10 SE tablet with Android 4.1, available December 6th for $350
Toshiba's been relatively quiet on the tablet front since announcing its Excite lineup back in April, but today the company's making a mild comeback with a hot-off-the-press, Jelly Bean-loaded slate. ...
06:11 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (WiFi) owners in the UK receiving Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean nourishment
It may not be the newest circa 10-inch slate Samsung's got to offer, but the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is still a good way from retirement. As part of its promise to upgrade a whole bunch of devices to Jell...
05:51 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant debut delayed, Verizon CEO targets January for beta testing
Although leaked details of the new Redbox Instant service suggested a launch date within the next couple of weeks, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam (Verizon's is Redbox's partner in "Project Zoetrope") tol...
05:28 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Gmail for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch hits version 2.0: all new look, multiple account support
Android got a ~21 hour head start, but we doubt you'll find too many avid Gmailers bemoaning the fact that version 2.0 of their most needed app hit iOS a little bit late. Google has just pushed the ...
05:18 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget LaCie d2 upgrade melds Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 in one external desktop drive
We have Thunderbolt drives, and we have USB 3.0 drives. They've usually had to remain separate on full-size drives, however, which could make a refresh of LaCie's d2 something of a milestone -- it's...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Eye-Fi debuts Circ photo service with unlimited free storage, Android and iOS apps
In its former life, Eye-Fi was the exclusive provider of a practical in-camera WiFi solution. That was 2006. Now, as manufacturers begin to implement wireless technologies of their own, it's back to...
04:45 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Marvel brings a gig to WiFi with new 802.11ac 4x4 system-on-chip
If you need data to flow more copiously than your current wireless connection will permit, Marvell has just announced a new WiFi product that might let you finally cut the cord. The Avastar 88W8864 ...
04:45 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Marvell brings a gig to WiFi with new 802.11ac 4x4 system-on-chip
If you need data to flow more copiously than your current wireless connection will permit, Marvell has just announced a new WiFi product that might let you finally cut the cord. The Avastar 88W8864 ...
04:25 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Lovefilm movie streaming arrives on UK Wii consoles, Wii U compatibility coming 'shortly'
Good news for Wii owners in the UK who just can't wait to stream a bit of the old Twilight Saga on their console: Nintendo's last-gen gaming rig is getting access to Amazon-owned Lovefilm today, by ...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Sony NEX-5R, courtesy of Movile!
Whether you're a photography novice or full of top-notch skills, chances are you'd have a hard time saying no to a mirrorless camera. Thanks to our friends at Movile, you'll be given that chance: th...
03:45 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Evernote launches Evernote Business, readies to make your life even easier
Evernote had said its fancy new service aimed at the more professional crowd would be coming around December, and surely enough the company's announced it's now officially open for Business. Via its b...
03:32 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ROM lets Nexus S spin right 'round Amazon's carousel
Sometimes you hack for the heck of it. And for xda member GalaxyUser, that "just because" mission statement was enough to warrant a port of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 experience to the Nexus S. Yes, you...
03:28 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 set to become available in the UK and Germany again today at 5PM local time
Canadians got their crack at it yesterday, and it looks like today's the day that those in the UK and Germany will have another chance to order a Nexus 4. Google has sent out emails informing subscr...
03:16 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Voyager 1 reaches 'magnetic highway,' gets a taste of interstellar space
We're trying, with all our might, to avoid mention of final frontiers. Really we are. But, NASA's Voyager 1 is at the last point before crossing one. Currently the spacecraft is passing through what...
03:03 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Samsung renames $50 Pebble MP3 player as Muse for its US launch
Remember Samsung's S-Pebble? The, erm, pebble-shaped music accessory for runners who wanted to leave their smartphone at home? Well, for some reason, Samsung America has decided that it'll be rename...
02:44 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Google Nexus 10 picks up nightly CyanogenMod 10.1 updates
Catching up with its smartphone relative, the Samsung-made Nexus 10 is now ready to run CyanogenMod 10.1's latest experimental builds. While these (slightly unstable) alpha builds have their roots i...
02:22 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget The Times UK offers digital newspaper subscriptions with subsidized Nexus 7
While News Corporation's big tablet newspaper experiment, The Daily, may have ended with a whimper, it's not stopping the global media company trying new strategies to pick up more (paying) digital ...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Canon outs redesigned arsenal of printers and scanners for its PIXMA and CanoScan lines
Thinking about pulling the trigger on a new printer or scanner in the near future? You may want to sit tight for a bit. Canon has outed its newest grouping of the aforementioned peripherals with ret...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget REMAX real estate agents to carry Passbook business cards on their iPhones
We've seen some creative use cases for Passbook in iOS 6. Modernizing the dreaded business card exchange is still fresh, though, and that's where the real estate agents at RE/MAX come into play. Usi...
01:41 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messenger allows sign-ups with just a name and phone number on Android devices
Facebook Messenger might as well be as ubiquitous as SMS text messaging for some, but there's a catch to getting everyone to agree: despite there being over a billion Facebook users, not everyone is...
01:25 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget CyPhy Works reveals tethered flying bots that can spy on you indefinitely (video)
A new venture from an iRobot co-founder called CyPhy Works has borne fruit in the form of two flying drones dedicated to surveillance duty. The first, called Ease, is a mere foot in diameter by 16-i...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Fuhu's Nabi Jr. Tegra-powered kiddie tablet keeps the small ones occupied for five minutes
If your Clarkson-esque toddler screams "more power!" at its kiddie tablet, perhaps it's time to upgrade. Fuhu, makers of the Nabi, are trying to address that problem with the Nabi Jr., a 5-inch baby...
12:29 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget NASA accidentally improves weather forecasting with lunar dust-measuring lasers
Anyone that's ever tried to plan an outdoor activity in advance knows that weather forecasting is not an exact science, but the perpetual sky-watchers at NASA may have inadvertently found a way to i...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget BBC's Connected Red Button launches on TiVo, brings true web TV with a single click
Much as smart TVs might seem like a recent revolution, audiences in the UK have had access to interactive, multi-window content on their boxes for over 13 years. The difference (and in many ways, th...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget BBC's Connected Red Button launches on TiVo, brings true web TV with one click (hands-on)
Much as smart TVs might seem like a recent revolution, audiences in the UK have had access to interactive, multi-window content on their boxes for over 13 years. The difference (and in many ways, th...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget BBC's Connected Red Button launches on TiVo, brings true web TV with one tap (hands-on)
Much as smart TVs might seem like a recent revolution, audiences in the UK have had access to interactive, multi-window content on their boxes for over 13 years. The difference (and in many ways, th...
11:32 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Soundmatters unveils foxLv2 aptX Bluetooth speaker with $199 price tag
Soundmatter's just debuted its latest entrant into the portable Bluetooth speaker arena: the foxLv2 aptX. Picking up where its predecessor left off, the foxLv2 aptX keeps the same form factor while ...
10:28 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Facebook asks users to vote on future of voting system, hopes to revise governance policies
Facebook's proposed policy tweaks are about to have their day in the polls -- not that the social network's users have much of a chance of shooting them down. Facebook's current governance policies ...
09:43 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia completes sales and lease-back of its Espoo, Finland HQ
As promised, Nokia has sold its Espoo, Finland headquarters to another Finnish company, Exilion, and signed a long-term lease to stay on as principal tenant. The company reported that the property, ...
09:43 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia sells its Espoo, Finland HQ for $222 million, will stay on as tenant
As promised, Nokia has sold its Espoo, Finland headquarters to another Finnish company, Exilion, and signed a long-term lease to stay on as principal tenant. The handset maker reported that the prop...
09:15 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget HP's new all-in-one printer adds more to that 'all', turns into a WiFi hotspot
While all-in-one printers usually tote print, copy, scan and fax capabilities, we're hardly ones to complain if we get something more. The aptly-named HP Hotspot LaserJet Pro M1218nfs also crams in ...
08:40 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad tab revisits FCC packing 3G radio, no LTE
Though it still lacks an official moniker, Lenovo's so-called Thinkpad tablet (aka the TP00043AEF) is racking up copious frequent flyer miles with yet another journey past the FCC's prying eyes. Thi...
08:00 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Skitch for Windows 8 gains portrait mode editing for tablets and 25MB file sharing
Not stopping with its recent update for Android, Evernote gave Skitch for Windows 8 some new features on Monday. Software version 2.0.1128 adds multiple bug fixes and portrait mode support for table...
07:00 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Tokyoflash goes all '80s with its Space Digits watch (video)
Here's a timepiece that was acceptable in the '80s. This week, Tokyoflash is channeling Elite, Tron and Tempest to create the Kisai Space Digits. Like its difficult-to-read brethren, it's available ...
06:15 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Polk Audio quietly unveils headphones made 'just for Android'
If you're itching to show your love for Google's mobile OS, Polk Audio has you covered with a trio of headphones made "just for Android" that have been freshly listed on their website. Aside from sp...
05:36 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Apple opens iTunes Music Store in 56 new countries, four get movies too
Just days after finally pushing out its redesigned iTunes 11 software, Apple has thrown open the doors to its iTunes music store in 56 new countries today. The list of countries includes Russia, Tur...
05:01 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Wacom outs the Bamboo Stylus feel for adequately equipped devices, ships January 7th from $40
If the regular ol' S-Pen that arrived inside your Galaxy Note 10.1's packaging just isn't cutting it, Wacom is looking lend a hand with its latest offering. The outfit has announced the Bamboo Stylu...
04:02 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Velocity Micro announces 23.6-inch Edge all-in-one, begins shipping this month
If you were blasting the Springsteen earlier, you may as well keep it cranked. Velocity Micro's joining the "Assembled in the USA" party and the Windows 8 brigade with its new Edge AIO. The 23.6-inc...
03:03 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Jelly Bean now available for Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T via Kies
Good news tonight for AT&T subscribers, as a number of readers are now reporting that Samsung's update to Android 4.1.1 is now available for the Galaxy S III via Kies. We've reached out to the c...
02:44 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Deceptive robots mimic squirrels and birds for potential military use
The military has come up with a multitude of ways to utilize robotics, from bomb disposal and recon bots to Avatar-like surrogates. But a robot that takes its cue from squirrels and African birds to...
02:07 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020.
Long hailed as one of the safest car producers in the world, Volvo hopes to retain that reputation by introducing vehicles that can avoid passenger injuries on their own by the year 2020. Its plans ...
02:07 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Volvo plans self-driving cars in 2014, envisions accident-free fleet by 2020
Long hailed as one of the safest car producers in the world, Volvo hopes to retain that reputation by introducing vehicles that can avoid passenger injuries on their own by the year 2020. Its plans ...
01:33 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Vectrex Regeneration for iOS recreates the vector-based console we never got to play
Among those of us old enough to have played first-generation game consoles, few will have tried a Vectrex; we typically clung to the familiar Atari 2600 or rebelled with the still very mainstream In...
01:05 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Nokia Siemens Networks sells off its optical business, swings focus to LTE
Nokia Siemens Networks has long been eager to shed as much weight as it can (unfortunately, including some staff) in a bid to turn around a business full of legacy hardware. The next on the chopping...
12:39 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Gigabyte's U2142 is an 11-inch Windows 8 convertible with a lot to prove
That recent update on Surface Pro give you jitters? Yeah, us too, which is why we fully expect x86 nomads will be looking afresh at the heavier, more established classes of Windows 8 hybrids and con...
12:14 am EST - Tue, December 4, 2012
Engadget Researchers to bore through 3km of Antarctic ice, seek organisms isolated for 100K years
UK researchers are ready to see if life can exist in one of the harshest environments on the planet: Lake Ellsworth in the Antarctic, 3 km (2 miles) below a glacier. They'll try to drill through the...
11:45 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.03.2012
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 - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Sharp and Qualcomm to team up for energy-efficient IGZO display venture
We already knew that Sharp's been asking around for some much-needed help recently, and now we can all breathe a sigh of relief, as Nikkei is reporting that said manufacturer has finally found a new...
10:53 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Verizon Video service fading to black, final screenings air on December 15th
After a near seven year run, Verizon will be pulling the plug on its mobile video service on December 15th. The decision to shelve its in-house media platform lines up with the company's recent deci...
10:42 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 3rd - 9th)
We're finally ready to see the latest Batman flick on Blu-ray, and while a lack of pro hockey is leaving a hole in TV schedules, there a few other viewing options. Pixar is also sending out Finding ...
10:28 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget PlayStation Vita YouTube app gets major update, still contains cat videos
Though we're not sure why anyone would want to watch anything else, we're told that YouTube features much more than just animals being adorable and this video of DMX singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Re...
10:10 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 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...
09:55 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Google Maps Android API 2.0 lets developers tune apps for tablets, head indoors (video)
As aggressive as Google has been about pushing updates to Google Maps for Android, large swaths of those additions have been unavailable to third-party app developers. They're now on a more level pl...
09:23 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Stratasys and Objet combine 3D printing rapid prototyping powers, working on printing money
Minnesota-based rapid manufacturing / rapid prototyping company Stratasys today announced that its has completed its merger with Iron Man / Paranorman / concert flute 3D printer, Objet. Combined, th...
08:56 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Gmail 4.2.1 for Android adds easier resizing, swipe features and more
That leaked Gmail APK we peeked at a month or so ago turned out to be right on the money. Google has just released version 4.2.1 of the Gmail app for Android, which does indeed add pinch-to-zoom on ...
08:27 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Microsoft Office 2013 now available to businesses, wide release still set for Q1 2013
Right on time, businesses with the inside track to Microsoft's account team and partner program can now snag the latest version of Redmond's content production software suite, Office 2013. What's th...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Editorial: Back to the future with Low Power FM
Holiday gift idea for next year: your own hyperlocal radio station. It's a gift from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Non-profit community radio stations, which broadcast in a range from...
07:31 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Steam's Big Picture Mode exits beta with gamepad-centric sale
Valve Software's celebrating the official launch of TV-based "Big Picture Mode" today, which enables Steam users to play PC games on their televisions with a user interface designed around the exper...
07:04 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Nexus 4 returns to Google Play store in Canada at 3PM Eastern today
It certainly hasn't been the easiest phone to get a hold for for those interested, but those in Canada now at least know when they'll have another chance to grab a Nexus 4. Google's today sent out e...
06:44 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Firefox arrives in finished form, keeps us in the loop without an extra tab (video)
Mozilla kicked off the fall with beta Facebook Messenger support for Firefox that flexed the muscle of its Social API. Now that the snowfall is here in earnest, so too is a polished version of the c...
06:19 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout begins for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD
All it took was two months and a weekend. True to its word from this past Friday, Verizon's begun rolling out the much anticipated Android 4.1 update to both the Droid RAZR HD and Droid RAZR Maxx HD...
05:52 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget NASA Curiosity rover digs Mars, finds sulfur, chlorine and organic traces of unknown origin
Since NASA's Curiosity rover made its way to Mars, it's been sending back a wealth of data from our rust-colored planetary neighbor: landscape photos, radiation readings and even evidence of liquid ...
05:31 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for December 3rd: DSLR kit, in-ear headphones and storage options
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 ...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: portable audio
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 EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Crank up Springsteen: Apple assembling some of its new iMacs in the USA
Having moved its manufacturing to China across the past decade, the recent discovery that at least some of Apple's new, ultrathin iMacs are being assembled in the USA is an interesting one. Reports ...
04:26 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Hacker group rewriting Tumblr pages into a racist, anti-gay screed
Some Tumblr users are seeing their pages replaced with several dozen duplicate posts from a known hacker group, warning that deleting said message will delete the Tumblr page in question (it's uncle...
04:26 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Hacker group rewriting Tumblr pages into a racist, anti-gay screed (update: Tumblr says it's fixed)
Some Tumblr users are seeing their pages replaced with several dozen duplicate posts from a known hacker group, warning that deleting said message will delete the Tumblr page in question (it's uncle...
04:02 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Google staffer Android comic alludes to Key Lime Pie as a lark, stokes fans all the same
We know precious little about the next major version of Android, unofficially thought to be called Key Lime Pie, other than that it isn't Android 4.2. You can imagine what happens when actual Google...
03:35 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Sharp reveals the LL-S201A 'BIG PAD': a 20-inch multi-touch and stylus-friendly display
Sharp's continuing to push out new displays despite its well-documented financial troubles, and today it's got the LL-S201A "BIG PAD" to show us. The 20-inch LED screen supports 10-point multi-touch...
03:35 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Sharp reveals the LL-S201A: a 20-inch multi-touch and stylus-friendly display
Sharp's continuing to push out new displays despite its well-documented financial troubles, and today it's got the LL-S201A model to show us. The 20-inch LED screen supports 10-point multi-touch inp...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Apple iMac review (2012)
Better, faster, stronger. The new iMac claims to be better in all the ways you'd expect a refreshed product to be better: it steps up to Ivy Bridge, and packs NVIDIA Kepler chips for stronger graphi...
02:42 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note II now open to pleasures of the rooted kind
Shame you can't do anything about that obnoxious home button branding, but thanks to the folks over at XDA you can now squeeze some root juice onto your VZW Samsung Galaxy Note II. As per usual with...
02:19 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Scientists build 'super-bulb' out of plastic, it's (apparently) fantastic
What do Michael Stipe and Dr. David Carroll have in common? Neither of them like the "fluorescent, flat, caffeine lights" that fill our offices and public spaces. Unlike R.E.M.'s lead singer, howeve...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget MIO Alpha watch goes on sale for $199, touts EKG-grade heart monitoring on the run
As popular as heart rate monitors can be for runners looking to improve their health, they're often definitions of compromise that require bulky gear or direct finger contact to reliably find the he...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget MIO Alpha watch goes on sale for $199, touts high-grade heart monitoring on the run
As popular as heart rate monitors can be for runners looking to improve their health, they're often definitions of compromise that require bulky gear or direct finger contact to reliably find the he...
01:59 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget News Corporation shutters The Daily tablet newspaper as of December 15th
News Corporation's The Daily was to have been a vanguard of the future, based on the past -- a tablet-focused newspaper that could get us back to paying subscriptions. Not enough of us were as enthr...
01:42 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget iPhone 5 coming to more than 50 countries this month, starting with South Korea
The iPhone 5's getting ready to do some globe-trotting. Apple today offered up news that the latest version of its iOS-rocking handset will be hitting more than 50 new countries this month, beginnin...
01:31 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget US government funds five-year tech research 'hub' to make substantially cheaper, more powerful batteries
Want substantially better battery tech? Sometimes, you just have draw together the greatest heroes scientists and engineers and just hammer these things out -- and it helps when there's some money t...
12:47 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Twenty years after the birth of SMS, its creator consents to a text-only interview
Finnish engineer Matti Makkonen famously dreamed up the idea for the SMS (Short Message Service) in a Copenhagen pizza shop in 1984, and the first message ("Happy Christmas") was sent to a Vodafone ...
12:02 pm EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Korea Times: LG's first in-house chips will launch at CES 2013
Remember when LG announced it would license ARM's processor designs so that it could be come a fabless chipmaker -- so that it could exert more control over its own processors? Well, if the Korea Ti...
11:09 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Macronix plans to heat up flash memory to keep it from burning out
Despite the looming threat of being replaced by phase-change memory, contemporary memory modules aren't quite ready to be shown the door -- engineers at Macronix have found a way to revive spent NAN...
09:32 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Polymer Vision reportedly shut down, along with its dream of rollable e-ink displays
The saga of Polymer Vision has been defined by optimistic plans braced by second chances when financial reality came crashing in, with no happily ever after or definite end in sight. Unfortunately, ...
07:15 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Code hints Microsoft may add direct music playback to SkyDrive
Microsoft has been busy streamlining SkyDrive to make the most of our time in the cloud, but it hasn't yet cut out the middleman for audio playback; if a song wasn't obtained through a channel like ...
05:01 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Acer unveils TravelMate B113 ultraportable with student-friendly $399 price
Acer's TravelMate line of notebooks usually skews toward the business set, but its latest model is made for that other breed of on-the-go types: students. The new TravelMate B113 is an 11.6-incher w...
03:49 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget How would you change Sony's Xperia P?
Sony's problem (or at least, one of 'em), is its slavish devotion to Gingerbread that goes above and beyond that of its smartphone rivals. As a consequence, its Xperia P came out humbled with an age...
03:38 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget XBMC 12 Beta 2 rolls out, brings first Android beta APK
The second official beta of XBMC 12 "Frodo" is ready for testing, and if you've been waiting to move up from the nightlies you finally can -- as long as it meets a few requirements, like supporting ...
02:33 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Mitsubishi is ending rear-projection TVs, ceases production of DLP and laser models
It's time for someone over at IDC to pop the champagne, as its 2007 projection about the end of rear-projection TVs turned out to be only a year off, now that the last company still making them has ...
02:00 am EST - Mon, December 3, 2012
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of November 26th, 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 ...
11:51 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 11.26.2012
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back a...
10:52 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Switched On: The fork, the ficus and the flandoodle
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. As sensors and crowdsourcing give us ever more granular data into the norms and deviations of the world around us, e...
09:42 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Rome to bring Formula E to Europe, joins a growing eco-racing scene
Although Formula E racing is still very much in its infancy, all the ingredients are quickly coming into place: Rome has just volunteered itself as the first European city to host the electric-only ...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget IRL: Klipsch Image X7i, Razer BlackShark and BlueAnt's Embrace headphones
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.Just call thi...
05:08 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Suunto Ambit update lets athletes build their own GPS watch apps
Extending watches with apps is one thing if you're building for a smartphone companion with a traditional, developer-centric app model. It's quite another when it's a GPS watch, and athletes are bui...
03:28 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Netgear's NeoTV Prime (GTV100) is the latest Google TV box outed by FCC filings
Just like the suddenly inescapable 4K, it appears Google TV will be a buzzword for multiple new devices at CES like this Netgear NeoTV Prime (model # GTV100) which GTV Hacker discovered via a pair o...
03:28 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Netgear's NeoTV Prime (GTV100) is the latest Google TV box outed by FCC filings (update: pictures!)
Just like the suddenly inescapable 4K, it appears Google TV will be a buzzword for multiple new devices at CES like this Netgear NeoTV Prime (model # GTV100) which GTV Hacker discovered via a pair o...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: vertical farm, solar energy funnel and a brainwave monitor
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week Inhabitat reported live from the Los Angeles A...
01:43 pm EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Benchmarks hint at budget ASUS ME172V Jelly Bean tablet, 1GHz processor Mali 400 GPU
ASUS has been a strong force in the tablet game even before it set a new price-to-quality standard with Google's Nexus 7. It looks like the firm could be tightening the budget screw even further, if...
10:53 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Hardkernal reveals pair of quad-core Exynos ODROID-U developer boards, starting at $69
One area where Moore's law can be seen alive and well seems to be the developer and small project computer world. Whether it's the ubiquitous Raspberry Pi, Intel's NUC, or any number of similar prod...
10:53 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Hardkernel reveals pair of quad-core Exynos ODROID-U developer boards, starting at $69
One area where Moore's law can be seen alive and well seems to be the developer and small project computer world. Whether it's the ubiquitous Raspberry Pi, Intel's NUC, or any number of similar prod...
08:11 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Acer extends $199 C7 Chromebook distribution to NewEgg, TigerDirect, Staples.com
If you're absolutely stuck on not spending a penny more than $199 on a laptop, then you've probably had your eye on Acer's C7 Chromebook. The barebones machine won't be taking home any awards for pe...
06:05 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Dutchman celebrates Pong's 40th birthday with a global, augmented reality edition
Don't think the festivities surrounding Pong's 40th are limited to official channels. Sander Veerhof of the Netherlands is marking the occasion in his own way with an augmented reality version built...
04:03 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Ask Engadget: WiFi or wired networking?
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 Jordan, who wants some geeky help wit...
02:20 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of November 26th, 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, another carrier revealed a shift to shared data plans, S...
12:00 am EST - Sun, December 2, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 12.01.2012
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, December 1, 2012
Engadget Alt-week 12.01.12: Bigfoot DNA, bombs on the moon and shapeshifting robots
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Science. We like to think of it as a force for good. But, in the wrong hands, this isn't always the c...
07:48 pm EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Syrian internet access mostly restored, for now
History has a way of repeating itself, and the turmoil in Syria is proving no exception -- though potentially for the better. Following a communications blackout that began Thursday, reports have su...
06:03 pm EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget BookBook for iPhone 5 now shipping, rear camera hole and all (hands-on)
It took a little longer than some of those other cases, but Twelve South's BookBook for iPhone 5 is now shipping en masse. Some of those who pre-ordered began receiving their units as early as last ...
05:07 pm EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget iFixit pries open new 21.5-inch iMac, finds twin mics and a glued on display
We got an early teardown of the latest 21,5-inch iMac thanks Japanese site Kodawarisan, but now it's had the full iFixit treatment. The overall verdict? Well iFixit weren't overly enthused with some...
04:27 pm EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Sony's $25,000 XBR 4K LED Ultra HDTV and tablet remote control hands-on
Recently Sony invited us to check out its forthcoming 84-inch XBR 4K LED TV and we couldn't resist an opportunity to get an idea of how well the company's $25,000 flagship stacked up against the com...
02:30 pm EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution electric racer eyes-on
Many automakers are testing the waters by introducing all-electric vehicles to consumers at this year's LA Auto Show, but Mitsubishi's i-MiEV Evolution aims to stomp with the big dogs in the world o...
01:10 pm EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Google adds medication to the Knowledge Graph, might ease our minds through search
It's no secret that many of us turn to Google searches for medical advice, much to the chagrin of doctors who have to contend with periodic bad attempts at self-diagnosis. Google might not have a cu...
11:00 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget iRiver's AK100 lossless-friendly music player heading to the States December 4th
Sure, it may not have Neil Young's seal of approval, but iRiver's getting ready to bring its new high-def media player to the US next week. The AK100 will be hitting online retailers and "high end a...
09:29 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Power's final issue pays homage to its humble beginnings
This is the end, Big N fans. Nintendo Power's final issue is upon us and in a surprise tip of the hat, the magazine's staff has decided to pay tribute to the famed cover that started it all. Framed ...
08:00 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Sony patent application details hybrid DualShock PlayStation Move controller
If you think Sony's DualShock and Move controllers are two halves of a well-rounded gaming experience, you might be pleased to know that the firm has dreamt up a hybrid. A patent application filed l...
06:25 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Lenovo A586 touts voice unlock through Baidu, A*STAR verification tech
Attempts to get away from unlocking our smartphones through codes and finger swipes have mostly centered on camera tricks like Android's Face Unlock. If you happen to pick up a Lenovo IdeaPhone A586...
04:40 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget HTC 8X for Verizon shipping unlocked, works with AT&T and T-Mobile SIMs
Consider it a trend: Verizon's wireless charging 8X variant will work out of the box with U.S. GSM networks. According to Windows Phone Central, users have reported success swapping in AT&T and ...
03:25 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Federal Judge blocks Xbox ban, grants motion to dismiss Motorola request for injunctive relief
Motorola's hopes of enforcing a German-won sales injunction against the Xbox 360, Windows 7 and other products have yet again been dashed -- a Federal judge has taken Microsoft's side. Judge James L...
02:42 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Nexus 7 dock hits Japanese ASUS shop with December launch window, 3,580 sticker price
Sick of propping your Nexus 7 up with books, backpacks and terrifying spider-stands? ASUS has something for you -- an official charging cradle. This wedge shaped slab dock was leaked in an accessory...
01:51 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Google buys BufferBox, might give Amazon Locker a run for its money
Google has just snapped up BufferBox, a Waterloo, Ontario-based startup that offers temporary lockers for online purchases much like the ones recently deployed by Amazon. Instead of 7-Elevens and Ra...
01:39 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Redray 4K Cinema Player is ready to pre-order, $1,450 for high-res, high framerate home viewing
We got a peek at Red's Redray 4K Cinema Player and Projector back in April at NAB, but now you can bring the player portion of it to your own home very soon. You'll need to bring your own 4K Ultra H...
01:39 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Redray 4K Cinema Player is ready to pre-order: $1,450 for high-res, high framerate home viewing
We got a peek at Red's Redray 4K Cinema Player and Projector back in April at NAB, but now you can bring the player portion of it to your own home very soon. You'll need to bring your own 4K Ultra H...
01:02 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget ASUS Qube with Google TV pops up at the FCC
Despite its crucial role in the Android ecosystem, ASUS hasn't taken the plunge on Google TV so far. An FCC approval for a new adapter, the Qube, suggests that reticence is coming to a quick halt --...
01:00 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Engadget's New York City meetup wrap-up!
Wow. Thank you, New York City! We had a blast at last night's reader meetup, and judging from everyone we spoke to, a Roseland Ballroom packed full of Gotham gadget geeks had a grand 'ole time as we...
12:19 am EST - Sat, December 1, 2012
Engadget Department of Commerce renews VeriSign control of .com registry, demands price freeze
In many ways, VeriSign has been one of the internet's true arbiters. It's ICANN's official registry operator for .com domains, which lets it determine how (and how much) we pay to get a particularly...
11:57 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget HTC One VX to be available on AT&T by December 7th
The HTC One VX was slated to arrive on November 16th alongside its bigger brother, the HTC One X+, but when the time came, only the latter showed up -- the mid-range HTC handset just seemed to ...
11:43 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget HTC confirms the Windows Phone 8S will not be coming to the US
The HTC Windows Phone 8S was announced as a lower-end alternative to its bigger brother, the flagship Windows Phone 8X, but the company has remained relatively quiet about it since. While we're stil...
11:13 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget ComScore: Android's US share kept growing in October, Apple passed LG in all cellphones
We've been wondering how much the first full month of iPhone 5 sales would skew US market share in October. The answer is... not much, if you ask ComScore. Android kept growing to 53.6 percent of Am...
11:00 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 11.30.2012
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 - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Editor's Letter: A littler Wii takes off to the Great White North
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Starting this week you can enjoy them on the site as well. The biggest shopping holidays of the year ar...
09:30 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget How-to: Picking a desktop environment in Linux
We've taken you through a tour of Window Managers in Linux, and now it's time to show you the Window Manager's bigger brother: the desktop environment, or DE for short. With a sea of choices out the...
09:01 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Hybrid Sports Bicycle eyes-on (video)
The L.A. Auto Show isn't just loaded with flashy concept cars from auto industry heavyweights, it's also a breeding ground for innovation in the transportation industry as a whole. While cruising th...
08:31 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Variable iTunes gift cards hit retailers just in time for holiday shopping
Instead of combing through the gift card aisle for just the right iTunes denomination, you'll soon be able to get one of these newly released variable gift cards instead. Just bring the card to the ...
08:01 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget New agreement lets Facebook and Zynga play the field, still shack up
It wasn't so long ago that Facebook and Zynga were making beautiful music (and money) together, but it seems that each is now looking for a bit of fresh air in the relationship, according to Reuters...
07:33 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Ouya dev consoles shipping to backers on December 28th, SDK available same day
Developer kits for the Ouya were given a ship date of December 28th today, alongside news that the system's software development kit ("ODK") will be available that same day. In case it wasn't alread...
06:59 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Fiat's 500e EV debuts at the LA Auto Show, we go eyes-on
We've had ample opportunity to ogle the electrical version of Fiat's venerable 500 when the Italian firm fortold its US arrival years ago. This week at the LA Auto Show, the car finally made its off...
06:22 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Facebook Photo Sync boots smartphone snaps to a private album as you shoot
Can't be bothered with adding photos to your Facebook albums à la carte? Well, Photo Sync has your name all over it. Rolling out today for Android and iOS, the new service automatically sends...
06:04 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget New 21.5-inch iMac gets an early teardown in Japan
We're currently putting Apple's latest "skinny" iMac through its paces here in New York, but an eager Japanese customer has already popped open the 21.5-inch desktop's case, revealing a serviceable ...
05:31 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Android 4.1 Jelly Bean rollout for Droid RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD to begin next week
If this is the new Motorola, then we have to say we're fast becoming fans. Hot on the heels of the Droid RAZR M's recent Jelly Bean update, comes word that Android 4.1 will indeed be rolling out to ...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Engadget's holiday gift guide 2012: e-readers
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...
04:57 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Nintendo Wii Mini expected to go on sale as soon as today at Walmart Canada
While we can't say that extra-dedicated gamers are tripping over themselves to buy the offline-only Wii Mini, we've got good news for those who weren't looking forward to waiting until December 7th ...
04:44 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Mugen Power offers massive 6,400mAh Galaxy Note II battery, tests the limits of our pockets
Is the already insanely long battery life of the Galaxy Note II just not enough? Mugen Power's new extended battery might not have Samsung's giant smartphone running forever, but it sure will feel l...
04:11 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Engadget Podcast 318 - 11.30.2012
It's the Border Run edition of the Engadget Podcast: no, Tim isn't sneaking over the US - Canada fence, seeking a better life for his children up north and being hunted by self-appointed Royal Canad...
03:37 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget NASA finds new evidence of ice in Mercury's polar craters
While the Mars Curiosity rover has garnered most of our space-gazing attention lately, another of NASA's spacecraft has made quite a momentous discovery on an entirely different planet. The Messenge...
03:01 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Marines eye solar energy to eliminate dependency on fuel generators (video)
The United States Marines are already using solar panels to reduce their reliance on fuel generators, but by 2025, the few and proud hope eliminate the diesel-chugging monstrosities entirely. The Of...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Distro Issue 68: PC game designers and the quest for compatibility
Well friends, the week's end brings with it an issue of our tablet mag that's hot off the digital presses. PC gaming nabs the cover story this time out as we take a look at the task of insuring comp...
01:54 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Apple confirms iPhone 5 coming to China on December 14th, iPads due December 7th
Tim Cook may love secrecy, but those pesky government notices always seem to rain on his classified parades. Apple has confirmed that the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini will arrive in China on...
01:41 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget CEOh no he didn't!: Rahul Sood heckles HP over strangely named Envy h8 PC
It's no secret that Rahul Sood, who now runs Microsoft's Bing Fund, feels a twinge of bitterness towards his previous employer. Having worked for HP until 2010, and having endowed it with the Envy s...
01:26 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget EU stands with the US against proposed ITU internet changes: 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it'
While Russia and some African, Asian and Middle Eastern countries want to tax foreign content providers and track web-based traffic, the EU has formed a bloc with the US to kibosh any such changes. ...
01:00 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget New iMacs on sale now starting at $1,299, we unbox both of them
This is more of a PSA than anything else: just like Apple said they'd be, the new iMacs are on sale today, with the 21.5-inch model available right away and the 27-inch version shipping in December. T...
12:39 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget GAME sells Steam vouchers in its UK stores, sees no dramatic tension in that whatsoever
GAME is certainly up for trying new things after getting a second chance at life, and today it becomes the first store in the UK to offer Steam Wallet Codes for purchase. You can buy £5, &poun...
12:09 pm EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Raspberry Pi's $25 Model A enters production, could be in tinkerers' projects early next year
Raspberry Pi's Model B computer will be no stranger to regular readers. We've seen it turn up in all sorts of projects, and generally stretched in various directions. If you were holding out for the...
11:59 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Nokia outs PhotoBeamer picture-sharing app for new Lumias
Back in June, Nokia splashed out on a big chunk of Scalado's imaging business, and now we're seeing the first fruits of that costly union. The handset maker has re-launched and re-branded Scalado Ph...
11:08 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Next Issue grows iPad library with addition of eight new magazine titles
Next Issue -- the service unofficially billed as the Netflix of digital magazines -- has just announced an expansion of its catalog, adding eight additional titles to its tablet-based offering. This...
10:04 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One Blu-ray set is back on, ships April 2nd
Just in case you were wondering whatever happened to that delayed-by-lawsuit 10-disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled Blu-ray set that captured a full series of the Disney /...
09:18 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Visualized: A Christmas tree made out of Chevrolet Volt parts
As publicity stunts go, this one certainly ticks the boxes marked "festive." General Motors' British subsidiary Vauxhall commissioned designer Gary Card to cook up this Christmas tree, cunningly mad...
08:17 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget NYC Museum of Modern Art opens game collection with 14 classics, exhibiting in March 2013
Given the subject matter, this is usually where the author waxes philosophical about whether -- having been accepted by a major international museum -- games are indeed "art." We're gonna skip that ...
07:05 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Fisker Karma production has been halted for a month, A123 Systems' bankruptcy to blame
Fisker Automotive is certainly no stranger to hold ups, and it turns out they've had another: production of the firm's Karma hybrid has been halted since its sole battery supplier, A123 Systems, fil...
06:37 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Google Drive adds site publishing, won't quite replace your Geocities page
The hit parade of Google Drive updates continues. As of today, account holders can publish web content to their Drive storage in a public folder accessible from any browser; it can even host JavaScr...
06:06 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass for Android updated with official 7-inch tablet support
Microsoft brought its SmartGlass Xbox 360 second screen app to Android last month, however official support was limited to smartphones. While many found that sideloading got the app running on their...
05:41 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Camera with Verizon LTE shows at the FCC
At least a few Americans have been disappointed that the current version of the Samsung Galaxy Camera goes without LTE; when the data connection is intended almost exclusively for uploading massive ...
05:18 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Tesla boosts Model S base price by $2,500 for new 2013 orders
Think you'll be ready to take the plunge on a gorgeous Tesla EV come January 1st, 2013? The Model S base model will cost you $59,900, a $2,500 increase over the original sticker price, which will re...
04:43 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Dell's $1,549 Ubuntu-based XPS 13 goes on sale, $50 more than Windows variant
What once was just an internal skunkworks project, Dell's Project Sputnik has taken off with the release of the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The thin and light darling of the Ultrabook crowd is now shi...
04:43 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Dell's $1,549 Ubuntu-based XPS 13 goes on sale, $50 more than Windows variant (update: $100 price drop)
What once was just an internal skunkworks project, Dell's Project Sputnik has taken off with the release of the XPS 13 Developer Edition. The thin and light darling of the Ultrabook crowd is now shi...
04:05 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5 in the US, starting from $649
It's that special time of the year... that is, when Apple decides to unfetter the iPhone for US shoppers. The Cupertino crew has quietly started selling the iPhone 5 in an unlocked, off-contract for...
04:05 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5 in the US, starting from $649 (update: LTE bands)
It's that special time of the year... that is, when Apple decides to unfetter the iPhone for US shoppers. The Cupertino crew has quietly started selling the iPhone 5 in an unlocked, off-contract for...
04:05 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Apple begins selling unlocked iPhone 5 in the US, starting from $649 (update: LTE band questions)
It's that special time of the year... that is, when Apple decides to unfetter the iPhone for US shoppers. The Cupertino crew has quietly started selling the iPhone 5 in an unlocked, off-contract for...
03:49 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Kongregate breaks free of the browser, serves up downloadable games
Kongregate has stepped out of its web browser boundaries by offering free-to-play downloadable desktop games alongside its existing catalog of browser-based titles. Only Super Monday Night Combat, S...
03:12 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget 'Sonar Vision' system touted by researchers to help the blind hear what they can't see
Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a prototype system that could one day aid the congenitally blind by converting video into auditory cues. The "Sonar Vision" works in...
02:16 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Intel rumored moving to non-upgradable desktop CPUs with Broadwell
For many, the very definition of the custom desktop PC is the ability to upgrade the processor, choosing a $300 retrofit instead of a $1,500 whole-system replacement. We might have to kiss that symb...
01:23 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Chinese state media accuses Cisco of helping US spies, sees turnabout as fair play
We get the impression China isn't very happy that the names of Huawei and ZTE are being dragged through the mud in the US. Almost directly mirroring some American stances, state-backed Chinese media...
12:50 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Redbox Instant pricing, apps and service details revealed by support site
Details about the still-in-alpha Redbox Instant internet movie service have suddenly become more clear, as GigaOm dug up a link to support pages (apparently now password protected) that show off ser...
12:11 am EST - Fri, November 30, 2012
Engadget Sony moved 525K PlayStation 3 consoles during Black Friday week, 160K Vitas
Microsoft and Nintendo aren't the only game console manufacturers enjoying Black Friday frenzy -- Sony today announced that over 525K PlayStation 3 consoles were sold in the US between November 18th...