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11:51 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.30.2013
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, January 30, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Why we troll
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Back when the PlayStation 2 was the world's most popular game con...
10:31 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Project Shield's inauspicious origins and rapid prototyping detailed by NVIDIA
We got our first look at Project Shield -- the NVIDIA-built gaming handheld -- during CES 2013, where the company surprised everyone with the previously unheard of device. It's essentially the marri...
10:31 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Project Shield's origins and rapid prototyping detailed by NVIDIA
We got our first look at Project Shield -- the NVIDIA-built gaming handheld -- during CES 2013, where the company surprised everyone with the previously unheard of device. It's essentially the marri...
09:59 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Q1 2013 earnings: $1.91 billion in profit on revenues of $6 billion
The folks in San Diego are making it rain once again, as Qualcomm has just announced its earnings for the quarter with $6 billion in revenues, which represents a 29 percent year-over-year increase a...
09:30 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
RIM? RIM. RIM RIM RIM, RIM RIM RIM RIM. RIM RIM. Some other stuff happened this week, too, but let's be honestly, we're going all RIM all the time. If you've been playing a BlackBerry-based Engadget...
09:22 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook finishes 2012 on a high note: Q4 revenue $1.585 billion, $64 million in net income
Facebook's Q3 earnings left something to be desired, as the social network posted a net loss. Zuckerberg and company have ended 2012 on a financial high note, however, as Facebook raked in $1.585 bi...
09:17 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Microsoft offers Windows 8 Pro upgrade to students for $70, starting February 1st
The time when everyday PC owners can get a cheap Windows 8 Pro upgrade will soon be at an end, but that doesn't mean all prospective users will be left in the lurch. As of February 1st, the day the ...
09:02 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Google Maps and TiVo integration on Nintendo Wii U delayed beyond January
Nintendo's Wii U was supposed to get TVii when the console launched back in late November. That did not happen. Then, when it did launch in late December, two key features were missing: TiVo and Net...
08:32 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Twitter rolls out new options for viewing photos and videos
It looks like you can soon expect some changes to the way photos and videos are handled on Twitter. The company announced today that it's begun rolling out a new feature that will let you view a lar...
08:27 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung renames Galaxy Premier as Galaxy Pop for its multi-colored Korean debut
Premier League, Premier Cru, Premier Inn, all names which exude class and distinction, but presumably have little traction in Samsung's home of Korea. It's there that the company has decided to re-b...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on BlackBerry 10
January 30th has been circled on our calendars for quite some time. It's the day that Research in Motion (now known as BlackBerry) officially pulled the curtains away from its next-gen BlackBerry OS...
07:50 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast: BlackBerry 10 edition, live at 4pm ET!
We're not saying that the entire podcast will dedicated to today's launch of BlackBerry 10, but let's face it -- that's the news of the week, and there's a lot to talk about. We're hoping to be join...
07:34 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Steve Ballmer calls Dropbox 'a fine little startup'
Microsoft is no stranger to industry flak, but it's always better to give than to receive, right? Steve Ballmer thinks so, and in a recent Bloomberg interview, he took a second away from talking up ...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget China's complicated history with video games: when a ban isn't really a ban
Earlier this week, China Daily quoted an anonymous government source -- allegedly straight from the Ministry of Culture -- saying China is considering lifting a 12-year-old "ban" on game consoles so...
06:58 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Google to continue offering Exchange ActiveSync support on Windows Phones through July 31st
Today is the day that Google has been planning to shut off its support for Exchange ActiveSync, but it appears that the company has had a slight change of heart. Google has confirmed that it will al...
06:45 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand speakers, Round Three: Space elevators, 7 Minutes of Terror, and more!
We've been announcing our speakers for Expand in San Francisco this March 16-17, doling out the good news a little bit at a time. Today we have a whole new batch of awesome to unveil: Yancey Stric...
06:26 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Android-powered Vertu Ti (RM-828V) leaked all over, just needs a diamond-studded price tag
Shortly after the latest rumor that Vertu's prepping its first-ever Android-based device, eagle-eyed Blog of Mobile delivered further evidence to support the claim, and it even managed to dig out wh...
06:26 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Android-powered Vertu Constellation Ti leaked all over, just needs a diamond-studded price tag (updated)
Shortly after the latest rumor that Vertu's prepping its first-ever Android-based device, eagle-eyed Blog of Mobile delivered further evidence to support the claim, and it even managed to dig out wh...
06:09 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 vs. the competition: fight!
BlackBerry has finally, officially unveiled its maiden BB10 flagship, all-touch device, the Z10, and you can read all about RIM BlackBerry's new handset in our review. But, if you're looking to see ...
06:09 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia begins its Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade rollout (video)
Talk of Microsoft finally deploying Windows Phone 7.8 has been building to a crescendo -- and we're glad to confirm it's more than just noise. The more customizable home and lock screens, Marketplac...
06:01 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Google Earth's tour guide feature swells to the tune of 100K new attractions
Hate flying? Google Earth could keep you visiting attractions anyway for the next, oh, rest of your life or so, thanks to 100,000-plus new tours it just added across sites and cities in over 200 cou...
05:45 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 event roundup
A lot of news came out of BlackBerry's camp this morning, and it's quite possible you may have missed a fair amount of it. Fear not, readers: we decided to bundle all of the news together into one c...
05:43 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 launch event video now available for replay
Looking to catch up with what was surely one of the most important events for the company formerly known as RIM? You can do so with our liveblog, or you can now watch (or rewatch) the entire keynote...
05:36 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 event roundup
A lot of news came out of BlackBerry's camp this morning, and it's quite possible you may have missed a fair amount of it. Fear not, readers: we decided to bundle all of the news together into one c...
05:19 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Bold vs BlackBerry Q10: fight!
BlackBerry's rich history of tactile keyboards continues in its Q10, a tiny device with a 3.1-inch Super AMOLED screen and ... well, a full keyboard. We've already gone hands-on with the device, and...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 334 - 01.28.2013
Did you miss us? Richard and Ben needed a second dose of recovery time after all the madness from our post-CES podcast, but now we're back to normalcy. These week, we do our best to keep the earning...
04:46 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry sticking with 4.2 and 3.1-inch screen sizes, resolutions for next wave of BB10 devices
If you're expecting to see future BlackBerry devices with larger (or smaller) screen sizes, Thorsten Heins has got a bucket of ice water ready to throw over your dreams. At the BlackBerry 10 launch ...
04:46 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry sticking with 4.2- and 3.1-inch screen sizes, resolutions for next wave of BB10 devices
If you're expecting to see future BlackBerry devices with larger (or smaller) screen sizes, Thorsten Heins has got a bucket of ice water ready to throw over your dreams. At the BlackBerry 10 launch ...
04:45 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Blackberry Z10 UK pricing revealed: all devices 4G-ready, free on 36 per-month contracts
Liked what you saw? Even happier then, as a Brit, you'll likely be getting your hands on it months before your US cousins. UK networks have started to announce availability for the handset, with EE,...
04:28 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 hands-on
Forget the all-touch Z10 for a moment. This here is RIM's other BB 10 device -- the BlackBerry Q10. As you can tell from its alphanumeric moniker, that single letter is a nod towards the handset's p...
04:23 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 available mid-March in the US, Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK
If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indee...
04:23 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 arrives Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK, US carriers revealed
If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indee...
04:15 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Alicia Keys is BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director -- yep
If you didn't get the hint from the constant appearances during the BlackBerry 10 video promos, BlackBerry loves Alicia Keys. And it looks like she might like it back. Filled with analogies of new l...
04:05 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Siri Eyes Free coming to 2013 Honda Accord, along with Acura RDX and ILX
Good news for Honda fans: the automobile manufacturer has just revealed which of its 2013 vehicles will receive support for Apple's hands-free extension of Siri, known as Eyes Free. Namely, the feat...
04:03 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 app roundup: Social, games, news and more
Beyond the several standard applications unveiled today for BlackBerry 10, RIM's got a much, much longer list of standouts from the BlackBerry World store to share. The New York Times, ESPN, and BBC...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 gets clip-on speakerphone, charger bundle and cases galore
No launch of a new flagship is complete without a few new accessories to go along with it. While RIM is still banking big on the NFC-powered Music Gateway, it wasn't about to let the Z10 sit around ...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry OS 10 review
For years now, the BlackBerry OS has occupied something of a special state, almost feeling as if it were thrown down into a pit and locked into a bar of carbonite, preserved in stasis for future gen...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 review
One cannot overstate the importance of this phone. This, the BlackBerry Z10, is the device upon which the fate of BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) hangs. That's not to say that the company w...
03:55 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 won't launch in the US until mid-March, arrives in the UK tomorrow and Canada later this week
Excited about what Blackberry's got planned for 2013? Well US fans are going to have to wait even longer. According to an interview with the WSJ, RIM chief exec Thorsten Heins confirmed that while t...
03:50 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 BBM video calling, Screen Share demoed for first time
We'd had some indication that it was on tap, but BlackBerry has today demonstrated BBM video calling in BB10 for the first time, as well as a new screen sharing feature. Developing...Comments...
03:49 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Skype coming to BlackBerry 10 devices
These days, an OS is only as good as its ecosystem, and it's one of the biggest question marks circling around the brand new BlackBerry 10. Without a solid selection of apps and entertainment option...
03:42 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare shown on BlackBerry 10, integrated into OS
The four biggest smartphone applications in social -- Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Foursquare -- are headed to BlackBerry's latest software platform, BlackBerry 10, via BlackBerry World. Not exa...
03:30 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 official with keyboard, 3.1-inch display
BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has just unveiled the BlackBerry 10 device that, let's face it, many of the faithful really want: the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Q10. It mates the hardware input that BlackBe...
03:30 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 official with keyboard, 3.1-inch display (update: may hit US in April)
BlackBerry (formerly RIM) has just unveiled the BlackBerry 10 device that, let's face it, many of the faithful really want: the keyboard-equipped Q10. It mates the QWERTY hardware input that BlackBe...
03:29 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 official: 4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 display and LTE for $200
After months of rumors, speculation and even official teases, RIM's first BlackBerry 10 device -- the Z10 -- is finally official. Look familiar? It should. Thanks to an incessant stream of leaks, th...
03:29 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 official: 4.2-inch 1,280 x 768 display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus, LTE, BB 10 for $200
After months of rumors, speculation and official teases, RIM's BlackBerry's first full-touch BlackBerry 10 device -- the Z10 -- is finally official. Look familiar? It should. Thanks to an incessant ...
03:26 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Research in Motion now known as BlackBerry
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins just announced that Research in Motion is no longer known as "RIM," and will be simply known as "BlackBerry" going forward. "We have reinvented the company, and we want to rep...
02:35 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Blackberry Z10 spotted at UK retailers prior to BB10 event
Looks like UK retailers might be jumping the gun a bit on the about-to-be-announced Blackberry Z10 smartphone ahead of the upcoming event. Twitter user @bandozer spotted one at a Phones4U retailer a...
02:30 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Live from The BlackBerry 10 Experience!
Are you ready to see a phone running a QNX-based operating system? How about two such phones? It's BlackBerry 10, and RIM can't wait to show it to you -- and we can't want to bring you along with us...
02:29 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 spotted at retailers prior to BB10 event
Looks like retailers might be jumping the gun a bit on the about-to-be-announced BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. Twitter user @bandozer spotted one at a UK Phones4U retailer and managed to snap a pic (af...
02:20 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Google Science Fair 2013 kicks off, uses Hangouts to help inventive teens (video)
The Google Science Fair began in 2011 as a way to spur a love of science among teens and, just possibly, spark a few breakthroughs for science as a whole. It's back for a third year, and there's big...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 adds live Twitch streaming for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
Shooter fans who've wanted to show their skills (or endure peer judgment) in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 through a live broadcast have usually had to go the YouTube route. That's fine for many, but so...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 adds live Twitch streaming for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 (update: timing)
Shooter fans who've wanted to show their skills (or endure peer judgment) in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 through a live broadcast have usually had to go the YouTube route. That's fine for many, but so...
01:39 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget THX releases iOS app for calibrating your home theater's visuals and audio
Audio titan THX has released its very first mobile app, and it's aimed at helping folks fine tune their home theater experience. Dubbed "THX tune-up," the app slings videos, photos and test patterns...
01:13 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 tipped to come only in black at launch, white edition to arrive February 15th
We've had a note in from a well-placed friend who says that RIM's BlackBerry Z10 will only debut in Henry Ford's favorite color: black. Those looking for a white-tinted fruity smartphone will appare...
01:03 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget 5.3-inch Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 hits India with a piquant 5MP front-facing camera
The large phone juggernaut rolls on with word on yet another contender raising its head in India, this time from the Spice stable. While the headline-grabbing 5-megapixel front camera may not be a w...
12:23 pm EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Olympus unveils Stylus XZ-10 with f1.8-2.7 zoom, smartphone sharing app
Olympus is carrying on the recent compact camera trend of fast-ish zoom lenses and wireless sharing capability with the launch of the 12-megapixel Stylus XZ-10. The new model follows in the footstep...
11:59 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Murtazin: next Vertu blingphone will run Android, stoop to Rolex-style pricing
Our favorite Russian blogger, who's admittedly often wrong on a few little things, says he has the low-down on a new Vertu smartphone coming in February. It'd be the first release since Nokia sold t...
11:28 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Nissan drops Leaf price by 2,500 pounds in the UK
Just a few weeks after Nissan dropped the price of the Leaf in the US, eco-minded car buyers across the pond will be able to snag theirs for a little less as well. Indeed, the popular Japanese EV is...
10:32 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget ZTE to reveal its own Firefox OS phone at MWC 2013
ZTE's plans for this year's Mobile World Congress just got a little more interesting. While we've already taken a look at the huge Grand Memo in action, the Chinese maker's invite suggests that ther...
09:44 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung fined $1000 over gas leak, according to Yonhap News
Korea's Yonhap News agency is reporting that Samsung will be fined 1 million won (roughly $1,000) for not reporting its recent gas leak quickly enough. The gas leak led to the death of a maintenance...
09:44 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung fined $1,000 over fatal gas leak, according to Yonhap News
Korea's Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung will be fined a nominal 1 million won (roughly $1,000) for not reporting its recent gas leak quickly enough. The incident led to the death of a m...
09:23 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Q3 sees sales reach $9.4 billion, profits rise to $200 million
While big chunks of the industry may be feeling gloomy, the artist formerly known as IBM's PC Division keeps on raking in money. Lenovo's third quarter earnings report reveals that the company sold ...
08:54 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Three mystery Samsung Galaxy Tab profiles spotted: GT-P8200 model houses 2,560 x 1,600 display?
While we know Samsung's planning plenty for us to see in Barcelona in a few weeks, we're still not certain on the specifics. Perhaps, then, it's got a handful of tablets for us. That's what these ha...
08:46 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm launches alphabet soup of point-and-shoot, compact and bridge cameras
Where to start? Fujifilm has announced 9 new FinePix camera models by our counting, including six bridge models (the S6800 and S4800 series), the JX680 point-and-shoot, the F900EXR compact with WiFi...
08:22 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget ZTE's 5.7-inch, 8mm-thick Grand Memo teased ahead of MWC launch, we go hands-on
Huawei may have its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate for the convenience of hiding your face, but ZTE's also prepping its very own tabletphone to go head to head with its main rival. Dubbed the Grand Memo (V981...
07:35 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Q3 earnings show 3 million Wii Us sold, sales forecasts lowered again
Nintendo's Q3 earnings report is out, and it's sold just over 3 million units of its new Wii U console (at a loss) along with 11.69 million pieces of software. The other big news is that it's adjust...
07:23 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 trots out in white, sets unicorn fans aflutter
We're pretty fond of unicorns white phones here at Engadget, especially rare ones like the white Nokia N9. So you can imagine our excitement when we came across this photo of a white Nexus 4 over at...
07:23 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 trots out in white, sets unicorn fans aflutter (update: more shots)
We're pretty fond of unicorns white phones here at Engadget, especially rare ones like the white Nokia N9. So you can imagine our excitement when we came across this photo of a white Nexus 4 over at...
06:46 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry World storefront goes live with music, TV shows and movies
Heads up, content lovers: you can now get your fix over at BlackBerry World, which has been updated with music, movies and TV shows for your perusal. As expected, prices are in line with industry no...
05:01 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget LG's Q4 earnings show a narrow yearly net profit of $80.75 million, improved income for all divisions
The latest company to release its quarterly and year-end earnings report is LG, and the good news is that unlike last year's losses, it has managed to eke out a net profit of $80.75 million. Revenue...
04:06 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Judge Koh finds Samsung infringement of Apple patents was not willful, won't triple damages
Judge Lucy Koh has decided on several post-trial motions from Samsung and Apple in their long running patent case, overturning one key element of the jury's ruling while upholding several others. Wh...
02:01 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T may get Windows Phone 7.8 on January 30th
There's been hints of a Windows Phone 7.8 update looming for the AT&T-spec Lumia 900, but little sign of a real timetable. As it turns out, owners hoping to move beyond 7.5 might be satisfied ve...
01:11 am EST - Wed, January 30, 2013
Engadget Sony upgrades Music Unlimited to 320Kbps streaming on Android, PS3 and the web
Higher quality audio is a staple of the experience for a growing number of streaming music services, most notably Spotify. Sony won't let itself become the exception to the rule: Music Unlimited now...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.29.2013
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...
10:51 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget FCC filing reveals Apple TV model A1469 with slightly smaller dimensions
We don't generally find surprises from Apple in the daily stream of FCC documents and test reports, but a new filing published today seems to suggest that a new Apple TV model of some sort could be ...
10:51 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget FCC filing reveals Apple TV model A1469 with slightly smaller dimensions (update: new antenna, CPU too?)
We don't generally find surprises from Apple in the daily stream of FCC documents and test reports, but a new filing published today seems to suggest that a new Apple TV model of some sort could be ...
10:31 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget ZTE V81 tablet shows up in website ahead of MWC, touts 8-inch display and Jelly Bean
Not quite content with the release of its Grand S earlier this month, ZTE looks to be preparing a new tablet to go along with that aforementioned flagship handset. The V81 -- which will presumably m...
10:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Pentax expands ruggedized series with Optio WG-3, Target-exclusive WG-10
Think it might be time for a new ruggedized Pentax? It looks like the company agrees -- two new models are making their debut this week at CP+. The first is actually a rebranded WG-1, now calle...
09:11 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget NASA rocket to paint the sky red, tune in tonight starting at 4:30PM ET (video)
Decades ago, NASA would frequently light up the night sky with chemical trails as part of its measurements of upper atmosphere behavior. While those moments are increasingly rare, we'll get a rare c...
09:03 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon posts $21.27 billion in 2012 Q4 revenues, makes tinier profit of $97 million
It's still the same old story, really. Amazon pulls in revenues equal to a small nation's GDP and makes a small profit for itself in the process. In this case, particularly small. Jeff Bezos' little...
08:51 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Billboard redesign brings charts streaming into the 21st century
Back in the old days, music charts were mostly good for hit single montages in movies about struggling bands. These days, chart-making stalwart Billboard's looking to offer up something more, bring ...
08:23 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Android claimed 70 percent of world smartphone share in Q4 2012
Maybe it's easier being green than we thought. We suspected Android would do well in smartphone market share when Strategy Analytics had Samsung surging ahead in the fourth quarter of 2012, but the ...
07:57 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Rimac delivers Concept_One-based one-off, refuses to pull back the curtain
What's that intriguing shape poking out from underneath the curtain? Rimac Automobili assures us all via its Facebook account that there's a Concept_One in there -- or, at least, a "one-off car base...
07:29 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Acer hints at very low-cost, quad-core 8- and 10-inch tablets
Acer pushed the boundaries of price for major brand tablets with its $150 Iconia B1. It's not about to quit with just one model under its belt, however. The company's Greater China head, Linxian La...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget The shape of things to come: A consumer's guide to 3D printers
CES 2013 proved to be something of a coming out party for consumer-facing 3D printers. Sure MakerBot earned a fair amount of attention at last year's show with the announcement of the Replicator, wh...
06:55 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget 128GB Surface Pro ships with 83GB free, 64GB has only 23GB
That 64GB, $800 Microsoft Surface Pro you plan on buying next week? Maybe you should temper your storage expectations a bit, as the base model actually only allots 23GB of that space for use. The la...
06:41 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Google Giving helps bring 15,000 Raspberry Pi units to UK school children
It's not every day your class gets a visit from a tech bigwig like Eric Schmidt. Google's executive chairman paid a visit to a UK school, alongside Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. The duo were t...
06:19 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Unreal Engine 3's Epic Citadel demo now available on Android with special features, iOS version updated
Epic Games' first internal initiative to produce an Unreal Engine 3 project on Android is complete, nearly three years after a similar initiative produced the Epic Citadel demo. That same demo is be...
05:52 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget US Justice Department asks FCC to delay Sprint's merger with Softbank (update)
It appears that Dish wasn't the only one who wants the FCC to put the brakes on Softbank's merger with Sprint. Bloomberg reports that the US Justice Department has just requested that the FCC delay ...
05:52 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget US Justice Department asks FCC to delay Sprint's merger with Softbank (update: Sprint statement)
It appears that Dish wasn't the only one who wants the FCC to put the brakes on Softbank's merger with Sprint. Bloomberg reports that the US Justice Department has just requested that the FCC delay ...
05:34 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going
Amazon's been doing a pretty decent job at blanketing those Android and iOS Kindle applications with the latest and greatest, but the same couldn't exactly be said about its Windows Phone counterpar...
05:28 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 smartphones back on Google Play in Germany (Update: now available in the US!)
If the Nexus 4's recent scarcity has been making you want it even more, there's good news: it's now back on Google Play shelves. After a lengthy shortage resulted in a minor finger-pointing episode ...
05:28 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 smartphones back on Google Play in Germany (Update: now available in the US and Canada!)
If the Nexus 4's recent scarcity has been making you want it even more, there's good news: it's now back on Google Play shelves. After a lengthy shortage resulted in a minor finger-pointing episode ...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Sony details VAIO T15, touchscreen T14 Ultrabooks on their way to Japan
Sony was mum on most of the details of the VAIO T15 and a touch-upgraded T14 when they appeared at CES. We won't have to wait until the spring launch in the US to know what some editions of the Ultr...
04:36 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu speeds up internet transmissions, declares war on buffering
Fujitsu's engineers, bored of waiting for their movies to download, have cooked up a new data transfer protocol that promises to be 30 times faster than current speeds. Using a proprietary tweak of ...
04:22 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils Laser Light Source Projector, claims brightest output in the class
Sony doesn't always break ground on new technology, but it tends to go big when it does. The company's new installation-grade Laser Light Source Projector (similar to the VPL-FH36 you see here) serv...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget What we know about BlackBerry 10
Despite -- or rather thanks to -- major delays in releasing BlackBerry 10, RIM has let quite a bit slip about its upcoming operating system and related BB10 devices. We've had more than a year to ab...
03:57 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Foursquare gives business owners their own app to manage specials, track customer visits
Foursquare just recently tweaked its privacy policy to share more user information with local businesses, and it looks like it's already putting some of that data to use in a new app now that the po...
03:41 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon wants to make your hi-res videos mobile-friendly with Elastic Transcoder
Transcoding video is a pain. We know that about as well as anyone. Amazon feels that pain, and thankfully, it's got the servers to back it up. Ahead of today's earnings release, the retail giant is ...
03:21 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget GameStick reveals final backer-aided design, dock for peripherals
Now that the Android-powered game console on a stick, GameStick, has been fully funded (five times over), another piece of the puzzle is falling into place: its final design. Taking suggestions from...
03:07 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget HTC to hold press events on February 19th, will show off 'what's next'
It looks like some of the hottest MWC action won't take place in the same country -- or even in the same week, for that matter. HTC has confirmed that it will be holding a press event in New York on...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Reminder: We're live at RIM's BlackBerry 10 unveiling tomorrow
The BlackBerry Experience is almost ready to begin. In 24 hours RIM will deliver upon us a wholly new operating system, the QNX-based phone OS that 'Berry fans have been awaiting for years. And, if ...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget XBMC 12 Frodo launches in finished form with support for Android, live TV
XBMC 12 Frodo has spent enough time in beta that you'd think it was walking to Mordor. Whatever prompted the long trek, it's at last over: the finished version of XBMC 12 is hitting the servers. As ...
02:29 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Daniel Graf talks Google Maps for iOS (video)
"It has been a wonderful success for us," says Daniel Graf about Google Maps for iOS. Originally from Switzerland, Graf worked for Leica and Phillips, and went on to co-found video service Kyte befo...
02:04 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 smartphones back on Google Play in Germany, get 'em while they're hot
If the Nexus 4's recent scarcity has been making you want it even more, there's good news: it's now back on Google Play shelves. After a lengthy shortage resulted in a minor finger-pointing episode ...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium review
It feels like we've been talking about Office 2013 for a while now -- we first previewed the software back in July, and it's been available as a free beta download ever since. Today, though, it's la...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office 2013, Office 365 Home Premium available now; 365 for business coming later
Until now, we've known almost all there is to know about Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365: we got hands-on with the new features last summer, and the company has even confirmed pricing. The only...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office 2013, Office 365 Home Premium available now; 365 for business coming later (updated)
Until now, we've known almost all there is to know about Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365: we got hands-on with the new features last summer, and the company has even confirmed pricing. The only...
01:37 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Apple boosts fourth-generation iPad to 128GB for $799
Apple's iPad line has topped out at 64GB since it was born. That perennial ceiling has been smashed: the company is hiking the capacity of the fourth-generation iPad to a whopping 128GB. The hardwar...
01:37 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Apple boosts fourth-generation iPad to 128GB for $799 (update: carrier support)
Apple's iPad line has topped out at 64GB since it was born. That perennial ceiling has been smashed: the company is hiking the capacity of the fourth-generation iPad to a whopping (and only recently...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Canon PowerShot A2500, ELPH 330 HS, 115 IS point-and-shoots debut ahead of CP+
You might have figured Canon's 2013 PowerShot lineup was diverse enough to satisfy just about any point-and-shoot craving. Well, no matter -- we're about to see a trio of compacts added to the mix. ...
12:30 pm EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Philips sells off its Hi-Fi and DVD business to Funai for $201 million
Philips has decided that there just isn't any money in home entertainment, and as such is flogging off the remainder of its interests to Funai for $201 million. It had already sold its North America...
11:44 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Sigma unveils three new MFT and Sony E-Mount lenses
Despite the raves that recent micro four-thirds and Sony E-Mount cameras have received of late, there's still a dearth of lenses for the fledgeling systems compared to their more entrenched counterp...
11:00 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget PSA: Virgin Media begins charging for tube WiFi today
Today's the day that your cost-free tweeting about red signals comes to end, as Virgin Media begins charging for its WiFi service on the London Underground. If you're a Virgin, Vodafone or EE custom...
10:13 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget EU backs consortium in billion-euro program to hasten graphene development
If you're anxious for all this talk about graphene to materialize into products that can be tucked away in your shoulder bag, you're certainly not alone. A consortium dubbed the Graphene Flagship, w...
09:18 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget NASA's RASSOR robot shape-shifts to haul lunar soil, help make fuel and water
NASA believes our return to the Moon could be sustained by extracting water from the lunar soil to produce air and even fuel. But how to get large amounts of that soil without bringing heavy, failur...
08:20 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget River Thames to bathe in upgraded long-distance WiFi
Not that a view over the Thames ever gets old, but commuters should soon find it a bit easier to check their inboxes while they're on or next to the water. Californian WiFi specialist Ruckus says th...
07:08 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Netgear buys Sierra Wireless' AirCard unit, delves deeper into LTE
Sierra Wireless will be a very familiar name to many travelers who've depended on a hotspot or modem to keep their laptop online. Let's hope they aren't overly comfortable with the brand: Netgear ju...
05:42 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Stanford seizes 1 million processing cores to study supersonic noise
In short order, the Sequoia supercomputer and its 1.57 million processing cores will transition to a life of top-secret analysis at the National Nuclear Security Administration, but until that day c...
04:39 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Google's newly detailed North Korea maps offer a peek into an isolated land
North Korea has yet to welcome the internet with open arms despite Eric Schmidt's visit, but the internet is certainly welcoming North Korea: as of a sweeping update, Google Maps touts detailed cart...
04:01 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Nikon updates Coolpix compact lineup with S9500, sub-$200 S5200 and L28
A Coolpix for every budget? Nikon's got you covered with this latest lineup of compact point-and-shoots. The S9500, priced at $350, offers a standard mid-range lineup of pocketable-cam specs. There'...
04:01 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Get your superzoom on with Nikon's Coolpix P520 and L820
Oh, the superzoom camera -- it's not a compact and the lens doesn't twist off, but for one reason or another, this confused category has survived against the odds. So, if superzooms happen to be you...
04:01 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Nikon Coolpix AW110 and S31 deliver ruggedized shooting at vastly different price points
Looking to snap some frames from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foam? Nikon's got you covered, with a pair of ruggedized point-and-shoots. The high-end model here, dubbed the...
02:46 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget DARPA's 1.8-gigapixel cam touts surveillance from 20,000 feet (video)
It's been three years since we first heard about DARPA's ARGUS-IS, but thanks to a PBS Nova special entitled "Rise of the Drones," we finally have more information about the 1.8-gigapixel camera tha...
02:08 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget App.net gives users 10GB of cloud storage, its File API to set social data free
We thought App.net had eyes only for Twitter when the project was funded and garnered its first 20,000 customers. Today, a post on the company blog reveals that its sights are set much higher than m...
01:36 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp's data collecting violates Canadian and Dutch privacy laws
According to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) and the Dutch data authority College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (CBP), the popular cross-platform messaging application WhatsApp...
12:58 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Google Drive scores multiple photo and video uploads on iOS, Wallet gets visual refresh on Android
Mountain View's just doled out an update to Google Drive on iOS, giving it the ever so slight bump to version 1.2.2 and a handful of new features. Font fanatics could see the addition of Helvetica N...
12:00 am EST - Tue, January 29, 2013
Engadget Rdio promises up to six months of free streaming in more countries
What's better than free music? Lots of stuff, probably -- but it's still on the top of our list. Rdio is hoping to get you hooked into its vowel-agnostic music streaming ways with the promise of "up...
11:45 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.28.2013
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...
11:21 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Google details Pwnium 3, targets Chrome OS
Google's Chrome Security team has taking the wraps of its its latest Pwnium competition. This time out, the target is Chrome OS on a Samsung Series 5 550, and as ever, the company's putting its mone...
10:48 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (January 28th - February 3rd)
There's a football game this week, in case you hadn't heard -- but that's not all. Netflix is debuting the series that it claims will change internet TV, and there's also a few other new options to ...
10:15 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's not Monday and we're finally back to our original recording schedule of the Engadget HD podcast. You can tune in live at on this Wednesday edition at 5:30PM and be be a part of it. Start by rev...
10:01 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget PBS stacks humans against all other life on Earth, discovers we're doing okay
At just over 7 billion in number, human beings are kind of a big deal. Despite our greatness in numbers, however, there are quite a few other species sharing our little blue dot. Sadly, the one grea...
09:29 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Lucasfilm postpones Star Wars Episode II and III 3D, focusing on Abrams-directed Episode VII
While Lucasfilm originally planned to bring Star Wars Episode II and III back to theaters in 3D this fall, it's just announced that will not happen. In a statement posted on the official site, it sa...
09:05 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Facebook updates iOS app with voice messages, video recordings
Facebook's got a fresh update for its main iOS app, and version 5.4 has some pleasant additions coming your way. The social network is throwing in the ability to send voice messages (which has been ...
09:00 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Facebook vs. Vine is another chapter in the book of 'We Own You'
Oh man, Vine is fun. It is already apparent that with creativity and planning you can produce something approaching an epic experience in a 6-second video. Vine is a perfect enhancement of Twitter's...
08:41 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Facebook launches Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer, says knowing is half the battle
There's no denying that Facebook's voting system for privacy policies is flawed -- when halting any measure requires enough votes to populate a large country, the attempt at democracy is more of a t...
08:12 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara named CEO
Looks like Yakko, Wakko, et al. have been overlooked for yet another executive level position at their namesake corporation. Instead, Time Warner has opted promote Kevin Tsujihara to CEO at Warner B...
07:45 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for January 28th: iPod touch, Blu-ray player, 13-inch MacBook Pro
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
07:18 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Japan plans to broadcast 2014 World Cup in 4K
While NHK's Super Hi-Vision 8K TV is still some distance away from becoming an everyday presence in our living rooms, we may get the next best thing soon. Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Co...
06:47 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: You have two weeks left to submit your project for a chance at $20,000!
Hey makers, tinkerers, and inventors -- have you entered our Insert Coin: New Challengers contest yet? Seriously, you could win $20,000 at Expand this March, a review on Engadget, and a nice promoti...
06:44 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Apple TV software update bring Bluetooth keyboard support, music from iTunes in the Cloud
It looks like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch aren't the only Apple devices getting a software update today. The company has also rolled out an update to the Apple TV, which adds Bluetooth keyboard ...
06:44 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Apple TV software update brings Bluetooth keyboard support, music from iTunes in the Cloud
It looks like the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch aren't the only Apple devices getting a software update today. The company has also rolled out an update to the Apple TV, which adds Bluetooth keyboard ...
06:33 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget HP web store leaks 14-inch Chromebook Pavilion, to be unveiled on February 17
Hewlett-Packard didn't have the best 2012, but that's not stopping the US company from getting on the Chromebook bandwagon. The HP Chromebook Pavilion was spotted by Slashgear on HP's own web store,...
06:10 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget iOS 6.1 now available for download
The latest software update for iOS, known as 6.1, has finally become available as a free download. According to the release notes, the update adds LTE support for additional carriers (36 for iPhone,...
06:00 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget RIM: A brief history from Budgie to BlackBerry 10
Listen to much of the chatter about Research in Motion today and you'll hear the launch of BlackBerry 10 described in almost apocalyptic terms. All-or-nothing. Live-or-die. Make-or-break. There's so...
05:26 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S dubbed 'world's quickest production electronic vehicle' by NEDRA, runs 14 mile in 12 seconds
We already knew the Tesla Model S was fast, but not this fast. After dropping a 12.371 quarter mile this past weekend at the Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida (@ 110.84 MPH), the National ...
04:13 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Toshiba unveils 2TB Canvio Basics and Special Edition portable drives
It's still not all that easy to track down a 2TB portable drive. Thankfully, Toshiba is making that extra-large capacity more ubiquitous by shipping an upgrade to its Canvio line of USB 3.0 disks. ...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung outs Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in the US, prices it at $220
Just as we saw with AT&T's Garnet Red Galaxy S III, Samsung has now introduced yet another device that's wrapped in a similar color scheme -- and, hey, with Valentine's Day just around the corne...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Kyocera Torque coming to Sprint's Direct Connect lineup in March, we go hands-on (video)
Going to be in the market for a new Direct Connect device soon, but the current offerings seem so... drab? Enter the Kyocera Torque, the latest Sprint smartphone featuring the network's CDMA-based P...
01:45 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Gas leak proves fatal at Samsung chip plant in Korea
A maintenance contractor called out to fix a hydrofloric acid leak at a Samsung plant has died in hospital, according to Korean media. Four others were injured by the lethal gas but have reportedly ...
01:43 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry World music and video offerings detailed, next day downloads for TV
We're just a few short days away from the official debut of BlackBerry 10 -- RIM's effort to remain relevant in a market it helped pioneer. With the move to a next-gen platform, it also became clear...
01:02 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Pentax shows NERV, flashes Japan-only Evangelion-flavored Q10s
We've seen Neon Genesis Evangelion-branded devices for quite awhile now, and as a testament to the garish-hued series' longevity, Pentax has announced a special edition, show-themed Q10 series of it...
12:17 pm EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget The biggest 1080p phone so far: Pantech's 5.9-inch Vega No. 6
It's been such a mighty, mighty long time since the Vega No. 5 came out to tug on the Dell Streak 5's coattails, but Pantech has just announced the next installment in its phablet series: the 5.9-in...
11:36 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Lenovo debunks RIM deal rumors, says CFO was just chatting
Lenovo turned a few heads last week when its CFO mentioned RIM as a possible acquisition target or partner, and with many eyes peering in its direction, the company's felt the need to clarify its re...
10:42 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: DeltaMaker fuses razzle-dazzle with 3D-printing
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
07:51 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung SCH-i337 appears in UAProf, teases bad pun, 1080p display
Mum's still the word on the arrival of Samsung's next Galaxy S device, but that hasn't stopped fans from speculating. The latest? A user agent profile for a SCH-i337, a Samsung manufactured handset ...
05:03 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget RIM unveils lower BlackBerry World price tiers, starts with the Euro, British Pound
BlackBerry-toting penny-pinchers have cause to rejoice, as RIM is introducing lower price tiers in BlackBerry World, starting with the British Pound and Euro. New price tags have yet to take hold ac...
05:03 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget RIM lowers minimum app prices on BlackBerry World
BlackBerry-toting penny-pinchers have cause to rejoice, as RIM is introducing lower price tiers in BlackBerry World, starting with the British Pound and Euro. New price tags have yet to take hold ac...
03:50 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget How would you change the Toshiba Excite 7.7?
Toshiba's Excite 7.7 was an Android tablet designed to go head-to-head with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7. When we were handed one to review, we fell in love with its 1,280 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus displa...
03:29 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget 9to5Mac: Apple preparing another 4th gen iPad SKU, signs point to 128GB model
Still waiting for a 128GB iPad? One could come sooner than you think. According to 9to5Mac, Cupertino is preparing to add a new SKU to its fourth-generation tablet line up, slotting next to the exis...
03:29 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Report: Apple prepping a 128GB version of the fourth-gen iPad
Still waiting for a 128GB iPad? One could come sooner than you think. According to 9to5Mac, Cupertino is preparing to add a new SKU to its fourth-generation tablet line up, slotting next to the exis...
02:00 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of January 21st, 2013
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 ...
01:08 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget NAMM 2013 wrap-up: Analog synths, DJ gear, loads of MIDI, mobile peripherals and more
We've managed to pull through music's deafening January gathering just outside of Los Angeles with our hearing still somewhat intact. The last few days have held a wealth of DJ gear from controllers...
12:00 am EST - Mon, January 28, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 01.21.2013
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...
11:29 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's GeForce Experience gaming tune-up reaches open beta
NVIDIA wants to take the mystery out of gaming performance through its GeForce Experience. It's been hard to appreciate that when the app has been in closed testing for well over a month, however --...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Switched On: PixelSense without the premium
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Amid all the origami variations of the PC at CES this year -- things that swiveled, folded, docked and rotated aroun...
08:20 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung expects Music Hub to reach competitors' devices, more countries
Samsung's Music Hub has only had a comparatively small reach to date, delivering tunes to seven countries (six with scan-and-match) and just a handful of devices. Senior VP of Media Services TJ Kang...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget IRL: HTC 8X, Google Now and the iPod shuffle
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 swear w...
05:00 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Artiphon's 'Instrument 1' is an iPhone powered multi-instrument, we go hands-on
Music, MIDI and mobile? Seen that before, right? Well, yeah, but sometimes something comes along that surprises everyone. Artiphon's Instrument 1 is one such thing. And after all, there's more than ...
04:53 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia intros Music+ subscription service with unlimited downloads, web listening
Most of the bigger streaming music services have both a free tier for casual listeners and a paid level for truly committed music fans. Nokia doesn't want to be the exception to the rule. It's launc...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: asteroid mining, a Legoland hotel and the Amsterdam Light Festival
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. Of all the technological breakthroughs we've witnessed i...
12:30 pm EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Jurassic Park 3D Blu-ray comes home April 23rd after its one-week theatrical return
We've known since last year that Jurassic Park would make its return to theaters in 3D this April, but now Universal has also dropped the details about its Blu-ray 3D release, as well as the 2D rele...
09:25 am EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget ITU approves the H.265 video format, takes us closer to high-quality mobile video
Any smartphone owner who's ever watched a streaming HD video buffer... and buffer... and buffer on even LTE connections will appreciate the ITU's speediness today. Just months after MPEG proposed th...
06:49 am EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget WindowsAndroid runs Google's mobile OS natively on the Windows kernel
Sure, you could enjoy Android on your PC through dual-booting or virtualization, but the folks at Socketeq have whipped up yet another alternative: a port of Mountain View's mobile OS, fittingly dub...
03:56 am EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best video baby camera?
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 Berry2Droid, who wants to geek-up mon...
02:00 am EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of January 21st, 2013
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 brought a new smartphone from Xolo to India, HTC's crackdown o...
12:30 am EST - Sun, January 27, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 1.26.13: quadruple DNA helixes, Byzantine mutants and battling hospital bugs
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. In isolation, this week's stories are all pretty notable, but if you put them together, it begins to ...
11:01 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Numark NS7 II Serato DJ controller hands-on (video)
Like buttons? Numark at NAMM evidently thinks they are this season's DJ must have. The latest bit of kit to get the manual-input makeover? Its NS7 II Serato DJ controller. The second iteration of it...
10:02 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard and iRig HD hands-on (video)
Last year at CES, IK Multimedia unveiled its iRig Stomp as a foot switch controller for wrangling the outfit's Amplitube software for iOS. Here at NAMM though, the company has cast off the wired con...
09:00 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget CES 2013 through the eyes of our contest winner (video)
Many entered, but it was Daniel Orren who sent in a great green-screened video that snagged him a temporary spot on the Engadget crew at this year's CES. Hanging with the team in our trusty trailer, ...
07:42 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget PDJ Portable Disc Jockey is a complete DJ system that fits in your pocket, we go hands-on (video)
We'll forgive the extremely nice folk behind the PDJ when they claim to have the first fully self-contained portable DJ set-up. But that's not to say that there is nothing new here -- in fact there'...
06:02 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Macmillan tests selling e-books to libraries in two-year stretches
Major publishers are taking wildly different approaches to resolving the woes surrounding e-book lending at libraries: they're experimenting with both the short-yet-cheap subscription as well as an ...
03:07 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 priced at 480 sim-free by purported Carphone Warehouse database leak (update)
With all the BlackBerry 10 leaks as of late, it seems inevitable that pricing info would get ousted in the lead up to January 30th. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, it appears that the the sim-free v...
12:49 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Unlocking new phones now banned under DMCA, but carriers are in the clear
It was great while it lasted, but the days of users legally unlocking their own phones is over. Back in October of last year, the Library of Congress added an exemption to the DMCA to allow folks to...
12:49 pm EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Unlocking new phones now banned under DMCA, the EFF weighs in
It was great while it lasted, but the days of users legally unlocking their own phones is over. Back in October of last year, the Library of Congress added an exemption to the DMCA to allow folks to...
10:27 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Canada's Dextre robot refuels faux satellite from the ISS in first-of-a-kind test
Move over, Canadarm. You may have helped the space shuttle fleet repair the Hubble Telescope and build the International Space Station, but there's another robotic tool that's the apple of the Great...
08:12 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget FCC tweaks Broadband Acceleration Initiative to expedite network expansion, temporary cell tower deployment
Waiting for LTE to roll out to your neighborhood? FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski understands, and he's trying to speed up the process. The commission's head honcho recently announced new actions to...
06:09 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Researchers build a working tractor beam, on a very small scale
We recently saw research that suggested negative radiation pressure in light could lead to a practical tractor beam. A partnership between the Czech Republic's Institute of Scientific Instruments an...
03:58 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Huawei MediaPad 10 Link hits the FCC looking worse for wear
Huawei's MediaPad 10 Link clearly didn't know what it was getting itself into when it traveled to the FCC. The Android tablet, which made a brief appearance at CES a few weeks back, took quite a few...
02:11 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung plays favorites, blesses Korean Galaxy Grand with quad-core and LTE
After being unveiled at the close of 2012, yesterday Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand for its native South Korea. At a glance the domestic build of this handset looks nearly identical to its forei...
01:00 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 328 - 01.24.13
We swear, CES is officially behind us. Yay! Wait, it's earnings season. In this episode, Darren joins the crew to pound through the numbers -- Nokia, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Logitech and Netflix a...
12:30 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.25.2013
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 the...
12:07 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Apogee One for iOS and Mac (hands-on)
Apogee strolled into NAMM with a trio of wares newly outfitted for both iOS and Mac. While the Duet and Quartet are certainly formidable pieces of kit, the more compact Apogee One caught our eye for...
12:07 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Apogee One for iOS and Mac hands-on
Apogee strolled into NAMM with a trio of audio interfaces newly outfitted for both iOS and Mac. While the Duet and Quartet are certainly formidable pieces of recording kit, the more compact Apogee O...
12:05 am EST - Sat, January 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung GT-N5110 passes through the FCC, leaves a Galaxy Note 8.0-size hole
Rumors (recently confirmed by company executives) have suggested Samsung would expand its lineup of stylus-packing mobile devices, and this GT-N5110 that just passed through the FCC fits the profile...
11:34 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Visionary Instruments intros the Robocaster MIDI hybrid guitar, we go ears-on (video)
Visionary instruments has been tinkering with the not-so-humble guitar for a long time now. The latest offering is the Robocaster MIDI guitar. As you can see from the picture above (or gallery below...
11:02 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget HTC-made au Infobar A02 launches in Japan, wraps unique Android UI in trippy body
KDDI's funky au Infobar is back! Once again designed by the famed Naoto Fukasawa, this A02 -- co-developed by HTC -- brings the series up to date with Qualcomm's 1.5GHz quad-core APQ8064 (but with j...
10:32 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Roland Cube Lite mini amplifier allows you to control guitar licks, aux input independently (video)
At the start of NAMM 2013, Roland announced two new models in its Cube line and an iOS app to complete the trio. Both the Cube Lite and Cube Lite Monitor are on display in all of their dual-connecti...
10:02 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget By popular demand, Sony releases Jelly Bean alpha build for Xperia T
Because the first time proved to be such a charm for Android developers, Sony's once again offering Xperia owners an official alpha ROM. And this time, it's of the Jelly Bean variety. But before you...
09:30 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget LaCie Blade Runner drive now available, offers stand-out storage for $300
LaCie teased us at CES with the prospect of a rare high-concept hard drive design in the Blade Runner, but it left out the rather important matter of when we could buy the Philippe Starck-designed s...
09:25 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget RIM prepping Super Bowl ad to introduce BlackBerry 10 to the world
Get yo' popcorn ready. When your company is announcing the latest and greatest mobile OS, why not seize the opportunity to scrape up a few million bucks to make sure the entire world gets a proper i...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Winners and losers
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Earnings season comes but four times a year -- give or take -- and it's upon us again. It's in these mid...
08:45 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget MIDI spans 30 years at NAMM with Commodore 64 and Animoog (video)
You may have heard that the Musical Instrument Digital Interface protocol (aka MIDI) celebrates its 30th birthday this year. And where better than NAMM would the MIDI Manufacturer Association be abl...
08:32 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Richard Collins, head of Ubuntu mobile products
Don't ask, don't get. That's why we rang up Canonical and requested an early build of Ubuntu for the Galaxy Nexus. (Politely declined.) Next, we asked if maybe the company could speed up development...
08:31 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Dual OS phone with Android and desktop Ubuntu not likely to arrive before 2014
It's beautiful. It even works. But if there's a downside to the notion of an Android phone that runs full-blown desktop Ubuntu when docked to a big screen and keyboard, it's the need for patience. N...
08:30 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget First Ubuntu smartphone will keep things simple, launch without an app store
While RIM throws checks at developers, and Steve Ballmer invades other people's press conferences to shout about apps, the folks behind the Ubuntu smartphone project are taking a very different tack...
08:26 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook responds to recent app blocking criticism with policy 'clarification'
After the whole Vine kerfuffle and Yandex situation, Facebook clearly feels it has some explaining to do. Over at the site's Developer Blog, director, platform partnerships and operations Justin Oso...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch review
More Info Pebble smartwatch hands-on Pebble smartwatch unboxing Pebble smartwatch raises $100,000 in two hours What is Kickstarter? The answer you'll hear, as long-winded as it may b...
07:41 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Gmail demotes Quote Selected Text to Labs to help avoid quotational mishaps
Well, that didn't last long. Gmail's handy new Quote Selected Text has received a serious demotion, getting knocked back down to Labs, due to negative user feedback. According to its creators, the a...
06:54 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Gizmo Board is an AMD-powered embedded system for developers and tinkerers
GizmoSphere and AMD are targeting independent developers, embedded system makers and tinkerers with the Gizmo Board -- a four-inch square powered by a dual-core 1GHz G-T40E. The x86 CPU and Radeon 6...
06:32 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Alcatel One Touch Evo 7 makes FCC pitstop, still runs Ice Cream Sandwich
If it's ICS, you can be sure it ain't fresh. And Alcatel seems to know that, but it's offering a base version of its non-HD One Touch Evo 7 tablet that runs that so very 2011 Android OS anyway. Yes,...
06:08 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget #Ridiculous, or why the French have renamed the hashtag: a play in no parts
FADE IN: INT. L'Académie Française -- DUSK A group of forty immortels, dressed head-to-toe in YSL Rive Gauche robes en velour, are seated upon several dozen Maurizio Galante Mother-in-...
05:46 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals
iRobot's robots physicians have been wanting to offer their diagnostic assistance for around six months, but now the the RP-VITA, made in partnership with InTouch's AVA telepresence broadcast tech, ...
05:25 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 167 - 01.23.13
Myriam and Brad are back, tentacles and octacores in tow. This week we're covering everything from Firefox phones to leaked HTC 5 Sense screenshots, but there's also an Elephant in the vocal booths:...
04:50 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 167 - 01.22.13
Myriam and Brad are back, tentacles and octacores in tow. This week we're covering everything from Firefox phones to leaked HTC 5 Sense screenshots, but there's also an Elephant in the vocal booths:...
04:44 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget ConnecTV adds SocialTV Timeline for mobile, puts chats with stars on a second screen
ConnecTV represents traditional TV producers' attempt at second screen content, and having that official blessing carries certain perks. Witness the platform's newly added SocialTV Timeline for mobi...
04:14 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Origin for Mac enters open Alpha, testers gifted with free copy of Bookworm
Is your MacBook Pro pulling double duty as a gaming machine? EA wants your attention -- it's launching the Mac Alpha of Origin, its digital distribution service. EA is hoping to have the service rea...
03:56 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget AT&T to buy $1.9 billion worth of 700MHz spectrum from Verizon
Verizon has made a number of deals with smaller carriers lately to unload its 700MHz spectrum, and it's now struck a deal with a big one. AT&T announced today that it's buying a large swath of s...
03:14 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Cuba confirms Alba-1 fiber hook-up to Venezuela, internet remains on lockdown
Cuba may only be positioned 100 or so miles from Key West, but the US embargo meant an undersea fiber link to North America hasn't been a possibility. Earlier this week, though, we began to see disc...
03:00 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Battroborg updates Rock'em Sock'em Robots for the Wii generation, we go hands-on
When Battroborg hit shelves in Japan last June we were, admittedly, a tad jealous. Where were our tiny, motion controlled boxing bots? Well, if you can be just a bit more patient, the vicious little...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 75 arrives with a look at the history of human-powered flight
Ever wanted to take off and soar the friendly skies powered by nothing more than a little good old fashioned elbow grease? You're not alone. In the latest issue of our weekly, we survey the history ...
02:20 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Chrome beta for Android exposes WebGL, brings more 3D to the mobile web
Did you hop on the new Chrome beta track for Android? There's a treat waiting under the hood. Google's Brandon Jones has confirmed that the latest build enables the flags page, letting us toggle hid...
01:04 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Vine's friend-finding feature already blocked by Facebook
Facebook obviously isn't interested in welcoming new social media players, and not long after stopping Yandex's Wonder app from combing its precious data, it's decided to block the friend-finding fe...
12:56 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent working on file-sync app: sounds like Dropbox, calls itself Sync
BitTorrent has announced that it's working on its very own file-synchronization app -- and it's already looking for a limited number of test subjects for its pre-Alpha stage. So far, the premise is ...
12:11 pm EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces new waterproof, ruggedized Galaxy Xcover 2
We've still got about a month until Mobile World Congress spills forth an untold number of unseen smartphones, but Samsung's announced something a little early. The Galaxy Xcover 2 is its new rugged...
11:48 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Yandex launches Wonder, a voice-controlled social search app for the US market
Yandex, the Russian search giant, has just launched its first product for the US market: a voice-controlled social search app called Wonder. Available on iOS, the app pulls data from your Facebook, ...
11:48 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Yandex launches Wonder, a voice-controlled social search app for the US market (update)
Yandex, the Russian search giant, has just launched its first product for the US market: a voice-controlled social search app called Wonder. Available on iOS, the app pulls data from your Facebook, ...
11:04 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphone marketshare, while Huawei and ZTE increase influence
Right heels of too many financial reports and yet more smartphone research, IDC has weighed in with its own thoughts and analysis, noting that demand for smartphones is -- unsurprisingly -- not lett...
10:26 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Apple drops supplier over underage labor violations, hails 'high compliance' with reducing excessive work hours
Apple's latest Supplier Responsibility Report has just been published, detailing 339 audits focused on the plants and suppliers that help make all that hardware. The audit number is a 72 percent inc...
09:52 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Acer announces Liquid E1 phone with 4.5-inch qHD display, Android 4.1.1
Acer just added another smartphone to its Liquid E line of mid-range handsets, and it's called, unsurprisingly enough, the Liquid E1. Device specs aren't bad for a phone of this caliber: you get a 4...
09:14 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Cloud Drive Photos for Android gets auto-save feature, additional functionality
Despite being a little too busy scooping up companies and striking new streaming deals, Amazon hasn't exactly been overlooking its set of mobile and desktop applications. Most recently, the online r...
08:38 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Huawei tests 2Tbps data transmission over Vodafone's German network, calls it a 'first'
As terabit speeds go, Huawei's latest fiber feat falls on the lower end of recent industry achievements. At 2Tbps, the Chinese company's field test -- one it's hailing as a "world's first" -- comes ...
07:49 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Archos offers Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad, apparently holds no grudges
Archos must be in a benevolent mood: it first posted a version of its Video Player app for competing Android devices, and now it's selling the keyboard technology of its Gen10 XS tablets to those us...
07:10 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget University of Michigan makes silicon from liquid metal, aims for low-cost chips
Forming silicon normally requires extreme temperatures of more than 2,000F, with the expensive energy to match. The University of Michigan has developed a technique involving liquid metal that could...
06:16 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Global mobile phone shipments breached 1.6 billion units in 2012, Samsung, Apple and Nokia still on top
A charger on every nightstand and a phone in every pocket -- it could be a presidential slogan, but it's really just reality. According to research from Strategy Analytics, a staggering 1.6 billion ...
05:33 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget YouTube Capture now supports 1080p uploads, Google Currents goes 2.0 on iOS
Updates to both YouTube Capture and Google Currents on iOS have just hit Cupertino's App Store, bringing with them a handful of functionality and UI updates. Mountain View bumped YouTube Capture to ...
04:57 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget HTC outs budget-minded Desire U: ICS on a single-core 1GHz processor
HTC has put penny-pinchers in China and Taiwan square in its sights with its freshly announced Desire U. A price tag is MIA for the Android 4.0-toting and Beats Audio-infused device, but the specs p...
04:05 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Korg announces MS-20 mini, we go hands and ears-on (video)
Korg has a string of classic sound-making machines the bear its name. One of the most well regarded would be the MS-20 analog synth that first landed in 1978. But that's no good to you right here in...
03:44 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget In Germany, internet service providers pay you! (for loss of service)
Ever lost your internet connection? Do the loathsome words "executive customer service" resonate with you? They shouldn't if you live in Deutschland -- at least, not after today. While that course o...
03:26 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P2 product shot leaked, confirms 13MP camera in slim body
If the 170g Huawei Ascend D2 is a bit too imposing for your hands, then you may be curious to know of the Ascend P2, a previously teased smartphone that was just leaked by @evleaks. While there's no...
03:09 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget PBS profiles Martin Goetz, recipient of the first software patent
PBS has been exploring a fair bit technology history with its digital shorts lately -- examining the likes of animated GIFs, indie games and coding as art in its Off Book series -- and it's now tack...
02:43 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Numark iDJ Live II DJ controller hands-on
If there's one company that comprehensively caters to the entry-level and intermediate DJ, there's a good chance it's Numark. While the firm has released a whole bunch of stuff at NAMM this year, pe...
02:43 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Numark iDJ Live II DJ controller hands-on (video)
If there's one company that comprehensively caters to the entry-level and intermediate DJ, there's a good chance it's Numark. While the firm has released a whole bunch of stuff at NAMM this year, pe...
02:24 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Akai launches MPC headphone series, we go hands on
Headphones, there's plenty to choose from these days that's for sure. But amongst the celebrity endorsed pairs, and the traditional brands there appears to be a gap in the market. Or, so thinks Akai...
02:24 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Akai launches MPC headphone series, we go hands-on
Headphones, there's plenty to choose from these days that's for sure. But amongst the celebrity endorsed pairs, and the traditional brands there appears to be a gap in the market. Or, so thinks Akai...
01:32 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Moog Sub Phatty analog synthesizer hands-on (video)
A few days back, Moog teased a new synthesizer that we would come to meet properly as the Sub Phatty. Once we hit the show floor here in California, we made sure to drop by for live look. The analog...
01:13 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Belkin to acquire Cisco's home division, scoop up Linksys in the process
Belkin has just struck a deal to acquire Cisco's Home Networking Business Unit, which will bring Linksys' name, products, technology and employees under its new owner's umbrella. Mothballing isn't i...
12:55 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia iLoud and iLoud Mini hands-on (video)
IK Multimedia got a jump start on NAMM with the announcement of its iLoud speaker duo just before the proper start of the show. Today, we swung by the company's booth to take a closer look and spend...
12:30 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung reports $8.27 billion in profits for Q4 2012
As Samsung predicted, Q4 2012 was another big one for the company with 8.84 trillion won ($8.27 billion) in operating profits, around double what it reported for the same period back in 2011. Revenu...
12:15 am EST - Fri, January 25, 2013
Engadget Apogee revamps One and Duet audio interfaces for iOS and Mac, updates Quartet to match
Apogee wants bring pro audio interfaces to the mobile realm. To that end, it's coming to NAMM with a trio of options that cover most Apple-bound musicians and podcasters. Its next-generation One int...
11:53 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.24.2013
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 - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment Network now live in North America and Brazil
As promised, Sony's delivering its web accessible Sony Entertainment Network store before the end of January, today lighting up the store for North Americans and Brazilians. Beyond just games, you c...
11:19 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment Network web store now live in North America and Brazil
As promised, Sony's delivering its web accessible Sony Entertainment Network store before the end of January, today lighting up the store for North Americans and Brazilians. Beyond just games, you c...
10:57 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget RAmos W42 tablet boasts quad-core Exynos chip, sells for around $200
It's been a long, long while since we last heard about RAmos 'round here, but that doesn't mean the Chinese company isn't trying to remain relevant in the electronics game. As such, we're more than ...
10:29 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Pioneer Platinum Edition CDJ2000nexus, DJM-900nexus and RMX-1000 eyes-on
What do Magpies and DJs have in common? Well, if Pioneer's latest special edition hardware is anything to go by, it's a love of shiny things. Announced this week, the limited-run of it's flagship CD...
10:02 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Safaricom announces the Yolo, Africa's first Intel-powered smartphone
Intel is finally opening its wings and spreading its mobile influence to Africa, as Kenya's Safaricom has officially introduced the Yolo phone. The device, which will be the very first Intel-powered...
09:30 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
The stars have aligned, and Tim, Brian and Darren are all in the same city at the same time -- and for once, that city isn't the neon terror of Las Vegas. We're sorry that we can't have you join us ...
09:04 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T boasts $3.9 billion profit in Q4 2012, $7.2 billion profit for the year
American telecommunications giant AT&T announced its Q4 2012 financial results this afternoon, which reflect $3.9 billion in net profit for Ma Bell's final fiscal quarter of last year. The compa...
09:04 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T lost $3.9 billion in Q4 2012, earned $7.3 billion profit for the year
American telecommunications giant AT&T announced its Q4 2012 financial results this afternoon, which reflect $3.9 billion in losses for Ma Bell's final fiscal quarter of last year. However, the ...
09:00 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reports Q2 2013 earnings: posts record revenue of $21.5 billion, $6.38 billion profit
This isn't the end of earnings season, but this is the final member of the unholy trinity. Microsoft is reporting that during the second quarter of its 2013 financial year it set a revenue record by...
09:00 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reports Q2 2013 earnings: posts record revenue of $21.5 billion, $6.38 billion profit (update)
This isn't the end of earnings season, but this is the final member of the unholy trinity. Microsoft is reporting that during the second quarter of its 2013 financial year it set a revenue record by...
08:41 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Tumblr web update lets us write posts as we'd see them
Tumblr has no shortage of fans, but its desktop posting interface hasn't exactly embraced the immediacy of the social networking world. A composer redesign pushing out today puts the service squarel...
08:12 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Moog shows off one-of-a-kind Aluminum Voyager and 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager at NAMM (eyes-on)
A couple of months back, Moog announced its limited edition 24-karat gold clad Minimoog Voyager to celebrate the 10th anniversary of said analog synth. But here at NAMM 2013, the outfit is showing o...
07:43 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Neo Geo X still in production, Tommo plans to add 'more games, peripherals and software updates'
Despite reports claiming that Tommo Inc's portable re-launch of the Neo Geo had ceased production, that is apparently not the case. "There has been a recent rumor about the end of the production of ...
07:28 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Peugeot promises fuel-saving Hybrid Air system in cars by 2016
It's far from the first automaker to attempt a car that runs on compressed air, but Peugeot Citroen is now touting a new system that it says could be available in at least some of its small cars by ...
07:04 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Toyota and BMW make it official, commit to green vehicle technology partnership
We're well aware Toyota and BMW are pretty good pals, but details of their ongoing study sessions on green vehicle tech have been vague thus far. The trickle of information continues, and today the ...
06:39 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch unboxing (video)
It's here! After nine months of waiting and a whopping 31 project updates, our very first Pebble smartwatch has finally arrived. Despite all of the excitement surrounding this device, the unboxing i...
06:15 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 012 - 01.22.13
It was a long journey back from CES -- mainly because Jamie left his house keys in Vegas -- but, nonetheless, we're back. In this episode, we'll hear more about Dan's questionable choice of friends,...
05:46 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Lenovo CFO says 'RIM and many others' are on the table as possible deals
This one is expectedly drawing a big no comment from RIM, but Bloomberg is reporting today that Lenovo has at least considered the possibility of acquiring the company or forming some other type of ...
05:44 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T confirms widespread outage in Missouri and Kansas, cellphone and U-Verse service both affected
Bad news if you're an AT&T customer in Missouri or Kansas: the company just confirmed there's a widespread outage affecting cellphone and U-Verse service in those states. Specifically, users are...
05:44 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T confirms widespread outage in Missouri and Kansas (update: service restored)
Bad news if you're an AT&T customer in Missouri or Kansas: the company just confirmed there's a widespread outage affecting inbound and outbound calls, text messages and mobile data. It's unclea...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 40: The Best of CES with Kaz Hirai, 50 Cent, Ken Block and Arianna Huffington
The craziest week of the tech year is at end, and we have to say, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Sure, it wasn't quite as epic as it has been in years past, but CES is still the show that sets the...
04:29 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Vine embedded video tweeting comes to Twitter for iOS
Why it seems like only yesterday we were telling you about Twitter's new video tweeting feature, courtesy of a tweet from CEO Dick Costolo. With the bird out of the bag, Vine's just made its way to ...
04:22 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Cambridge University opening Graphene Centre to take material 'to the next level'
As a quick glimpse of research in recent years will show you, there's seemingly no limit to what graphene can do. The carbon-based substance has largely remained the realm of the laboratory, but Cam...
03:49 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Ultimate Ears intros Vocal Reference Monitors to save singers from strain
Believe it or not, few musicians' in-ear reference monitors are tuned to emphasize voice; singers might have to compete for attention with wailing guitars and drums inside their own heads. Rather th...
03:26 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Apple applies for shoe-life sensor patent, puts it in hypothetical brogues
Nike's running sensor, a detachable piece of tech that connected to a companion iOS app, is the closest that Apple's associated itself to foot metrics so far, but folded inside the company's patent ...
03:01 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Google patent application reveals Glass-like device with bone-conduction audio
As we've heard before, Google's Glass project features are "still in flux" -- could one be a bone-conduction speaker? It very well may, at least according to a US patent application published today....
02:41 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Netflix and YouTube's DIAL promises to be open alternative to AirPlay
It's already clear that most of us prefer watching Netflix on TV rather than on our PCs or tablets, but it appears the subscription video pioneer isn't content with just direct streaming. As we lear...
02:15 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Amazon buys text-to-speech software company Ivona
If you go buying a text-to-speech software maker, you're not exactly going to stay quiet about it, right? Amazon this morning announced its acquisition of Ivona, the company behind the Kindle Fire's...
02:11 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget iRobot applies for 'all-in-one' 3D printer patent: aims to reduce need for post-processing
It's no floor cleaner, so it looks like iRobot's looking to expand its horizons, filing a patent application for a "robotic fabricator". While not granted (yet), the USPTO filing outlines an all-in-...
01:44 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Intel gets go-ahead for $4 billion chip plant in Ireland, will produce its next-gen 14nm processors
Intel has been planning to make its Ireland base one of three global manufacturing sites for its 14nm chips since May last year, and its now been given the okay by Ireland's lead planning agency. Th...
01:02 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Nokia is hooked on Windows Phone, now has to pay for it
When Microsoft and Nokia married at the temple of Windows Phone last year, the dowry was nothing if not complicated. Nokia had to pay a minimum amount in software royalties to Microsoft regardless o...
12:29 pm EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Nokia 808 PureView: officially the last Symbian phone
So long, Symbian. Nestled away in the company's financial announcement this morning, Nokia confirmed that its pixel-punching 808 PureView phone will be the last release powered by the increasingly c...
11:50 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Akamai: Mobile data traffic doubled year-to-year in Q3, broadband adoption up
Akamai's served up its latest State of the Internet report, and data collected by Ericsson reveals some significant changes in terms of mobile internet usage. According to the firm's figures, mobile...
11:03 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Nokia makes a 2012 Q4 profit of $585 million, sells 4.4 million Lumia handsets
From somewhere atop a Finnish mountain, Stephen Elop is both bellowing and whispering Nokia's fourth quarter and full-year financials. The world's former number one has finally made a quarterly profi...
10:43 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Google applies for license to build experimental wireless network at Mountain View
Google's learned quite a lot about internet provision through its wired Fiber service, and now it appears to be preparing a localized wireless network. El Goog has solicited the FCC for a license to...
10:02 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Google's latest transparency report reveals 88 percent of US information requests are complied with
When Google receives government requests for personal data, does it spit in the G-Man's face or invite him in for tea and crumpets? The search giant's transparency report reveals that, 88 percent of...
09:16 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Universities to offer free online courses with credit, let us try before we learn
It's not really practical to give universities a meaningful test drive. Not without ample amounts of money and time to throw at a practice semester, at least. It's about to become comparatively triv...
08:32 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Neo Geo X production allegedly discontinued, additional carts to be released as planned
The Neo Geo X was the subject of so much talk and so many renders, we thought it was destined to be vaporware. We were proved wrong and it was released in December, but if Japanese site Gamer is cor...
08:32 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Neo Geo X production allegedly discontinued, additional carts to be released as planned (update)
The Neo Geo X was the subject of so much talk and so many renders, we thought it was destined to be vaporware. We were proved wrong and it was released in December, but if Japanese site Gamer is cor...
08:14 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Sony fined 250,000 in the UK over 2011 hacking fiasco
A UK government agency has slapped Sony's wrist with a £250,000 penalty for not doing enough to protect the personal information of its customers. The fine specifically concerns the large-scal...
08:14 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Sony fined 250,000 in the UK over 2011 hacking fiasco (update)
A UK government agency has slapped Sony's wrist with a £250,000 penalty for not doing enough to protect the personal information of its customers. The fine specifically concerns the large-scal...
07:08 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Scientists encode Shakespeare sonnets, MP3 and more into glitch-free DNA
We've seen scientists experiment with DNA as a storage medium -- most recently with a Harvard team fitting 704TB of data onto a single gram of the genetic material -- and it looks like that research...
06:13 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Wolfram Alpha expands Facebook analytics, takes a closer look at your social relationships
Have you ever wanted to know if you're the most popular amongst your group of friends? Or which of your pals lives the furthest from you? These are questions that can't be answered by Facebook's lat...
05:23 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Canonical outs project to help Ubuntu smartphones launch with over 10 core apps
Canonical's Ubuntu handsets are expected to be upon us very, very soon, and given that some say a phone is only as good as its apps, the firm wants to make sure the experience is indeed a great one ...
04:50 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Orange Amps updates its OPC once more: Intel i7, 16GB RAM and a graphics boost
Orange Amps trotted out a few updates to its PC / amplifier hybrid over a year ago, but the music outfit has announced some more quite noteworthy tweaks at NAMM 2013. The orange clad units will now ...
04:07 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Wii U Virtual Console Trial Campaign hands-on
Looking forward to the Wii U's incoming Virtual Console update? No need to wait -- despite the service's post-spring update launch announcement, Nintendo is already rolling out fully functional (and...
03:33 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Logitech Q3 earnings reveal plans to sell off Harmony remote, video security divisions
The fiscal 2013 Q3 numbers from Logitech are in, and according to new CEO Bracken P Darrell, the "disappointing" results will require immediate action to turn around -- action that includes selling ...
03:06 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget LG intros 15.6-inch U560, helps stretch our definition of Ultrabook (video)
There have already been a few 15-inch Ultrabooks that have pushed the very limits of the thin-and-light category. Still, LG wants its turn at bending the rules. Its new U560 packs a 15.6-inch displa...
02:16 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Google Images gets redesigned, focuses on speed and metadata
Page and Co. have just unveiled a new look for Google Images that places a premium on metadata visibility, speed and slick looks. After gathering feedback from both users and webmasters, Google rede...
01:28 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft adds live tile support to SkyDrive on Windows 8 and RT
This is likely not the biggest change SkyDrive will ever see, but Microsoft's still confident that Windows 8 and RT users of its cloud service are going to benefit from the latest tweak. And why wou...
12:30 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.23.2013
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...
12:17 am EST - Thu, January 24, 2013
Engadget Stylophone S2 portable analog synthesizer hands-on (video)
The original Stylophone is something of a legend. Made popular by David Bowie (and possibly if you're British, Rolf Harris) in the late sixties / early seventies. Since then the original (shown in o...
11:30 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The internet used to be better
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Back in the '90s -- before many of you were born -- the internet ...
11:02 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget More details emerge on Netflix's abandoned hardware effort, Project Griffin
Netflix's ultimately abandoned foray into the hardware business with its own streaming device has been known for some time -- Wired revealed many of the details in a 2009 article -- but Fast Company...
10:43 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Google Slides gets offline editing, begins rolling out today
Google made Docs available for offline editing this past summer and now it's extending the capability to Slides. In a rollout slated to begin today, users of the web-based app (formerly known as pre...
10:25 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Apple's iCloud user base grows to over 250 million
The hits keep coming for the crowd in Cupertino, as the company just informed the world on its earnings call today that its iCloud platform now boasts a quarter of a billion users. This time last ye...
10:15 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Apple: over 500 million iOS devices sold
Last time Apple bragged about the number of iOS devices it's sold, the number was 400 million. On the company earnings call today, however, Tim Cook revealed that the number of iPhones, iPads and iP...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand Speakers, Round Two: Four more reasons you need to be there!
If you caught our first speaker announcement last week, you know by now that we're not referring to woofers and tweeters on our Expand stage this March -- nay, we we will have real live humans speak...
09:52 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Apple's Q1 2013 earnings reveal Mac and iPod sales down year-over-year
Apple's just released its latest figures for Q1 2013 and buried within the overall positive earnings -- about $54.5 billion in revenues and a profit of $13.1 billion -- is a surprising sales figure....
09:30 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Apple announces Q1 2013 earnings: record $54.5 billion in revenue, 47.8 Million iPhones and 22.9 Million iPads Sold
Yesterday was Google, tomorrow is Microsoft -- stuck in the middle? Apple. The unholy trinity of tech are going back-to-back-to-back with their quarterly earnings reports and Cupertino, faced with a...
09:21 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia Drive+ beta now available for all WP8 users in US, Canada and UK
Nokia Drive+ is still in beta but, starting today, more people can take part in the navigational fun. The app has been freed from its Lumia exclusive bonds and is now available in the US, Canad...
09:05 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Netflix Q4 earnings show 2 million new customers streaming in the US, 6 million total internationally
In 2012 Netflix expanded streaming to a few new countries and attempted to undo the damage incurred by its failed Qwikster spinoff in 2011, and now it's final results for the year are in. Its stream...
08:49 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Numark Orbit wireless MIDI DJ controller hands-on (video)
NAMM is yet to open its doors fully, but we managed to sneak a hands-on with the freshly announced Orbit DJ controller from Numark at the press preview. As you can see, the wireless device looks lik...
08:34 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Amazon's new Kindles now available in Canada, Paperwhite starting at CAD $139
Despite being our neighbors to the north, Canadians have had to sit patiently and wait for Amazon's refreshed line of e-readers to make their way to retail -- even the UK's had access to the E Ink s...
08:24 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Court approves Kodak financing, could exit bankruptcy by mid-2013
When Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a year ago, the company promised to re-emerge stronger than ever a year later. While that scenario has yet to play out, the gears do seem to be turning: US...
08:08 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter and Vine combine to enable embedded video tweeting
Twitter took Vine under its wing late last year, and it looks like that new relationship is bearing its first fruit. Earlier today, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed Vine's new capabilities with a s...
07:47 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget We're live from NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, California!
It's been just over a week since we departed chilly Las Vegas, and now we've descended on the much warmer Golden State for the music industry's annual winter gathering. That's right, we're here in A...
07:41 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Pink Droid RAZR M, red Lumia 822 hit Verizon stores in time for Valentine's Day
Nothing says "I love you" like a red Lumia 822. Except, perhaps, a pink Droid RAZR M. We may have expected the crimson Nokia handset to make its debut in November, but V-Day seems to be an even more...
07:13 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Yamaha's CD-N500 network CD player comes to the States, priced at $800
It was unveiled back at IFA, and now Yamaha's networked CD player is ready to make its way to our neck of the woods. The CD-N500 lets users play music streamed from their smartphones, tablets, PC, N...
06:46 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Report: Next PlayStation features AMD GPU, x64 CPU architecture, touch controller
Chock up another potential win for AMD. The latest report on the next PlayStation console (courtesy of Kotaku), allegedly codenamed "Orbis," puts AMD at the heart of both CPU and GPU: an eight core ...
06:15 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Gartner report finds Samsung topped Apple as biggest chip buyer in 2012
They were neck and neck in 2011, spending 18.6 and 18.8 billion on semiconductors worldwide, but a new Gartner report out today finds that Samsung has pulled ahead of Apple as the world's biggest ch...
06:01 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 2pm ET!
"Hello Galaxy. Set up reminder to listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast at 2:00pm ET this afternoon." Join us! January 23, 2013 2:00 PM EST Filed under: Announcements, MobileComments...
05:24 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Little Chilli LA-M1 outshines other QRD-based quad-core budget phones, we go hands-on
Spotted outside the auditorium at Qualcomm's China QRD (Qualcomm Reference Design) Summit earlier today were a handful of -- surprise, surprise -- QRD-based smartphones from China, several of which ...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Numark refreshes iDJ Live, NS7, Mixtrack Pro DJ controllers, intros new Orbit wireless option
Many a DJ's first footsteps into the craft has started with a box labeled 'Numark.' At This year's Winter NAMM the prolific firm has updated three of it's existing controllers, and added a new hand-...
04:41 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget PlugBug World brings global travel to the MacBook USB charger
Globetrotting Mac users looking to slightly condense their cable packing will no doubt be happy to learn that the outlet-obsessed folks at Twelve South have announced the launch of the PlugBug World...
04:20 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget 'First' prototype hardware built for broadband over IEEE's white space standard
If you hadn't realized already, spectrum is quite the hot commodity, and any unused slice is a potential data highway just begging to be cruised. One mostly vacant stretch is the eerie white space -...
03:52 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Re-watch this morning's Nintendo Direct right here, right now
Nothing says, "Nintendo news" quite like watching Nintendo president Satoru Iwata gesticulate in a featureless white room for nearly an hour. This morning's Nintendo Direct presentation didn't disap...
03:38 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget ATIV Odyssey hitting Verizon January 24th for $50
We knew it was coming and, with very little warning, it's practically here. Samsung's 4-inch, budget Windows Phone 8 offering -- the ATIV Odyssey -- is hitting store shelves and Verizon airwaves on ...
03:17 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatches begin shipping to backers this afternoon, iOS app still pending
Pebble has just informed backers that the very first orders will begin shipping today, though the iOS app is still pending approval from Apple. In the meantime, Android users will have access to a c...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia outs iLoud and iLoud Mini speakers, supplies mobile jam sessions
If you've been looking for a wireless speaker that is capable of outfitting your music gear, IK Multimedia is looking to oblige with it's latest offerings. The company has announced the iLoud and iL...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget GameStick Kickstarter adds new indie dev-targeted tier, trades $250 for six months of 100% revenue
The PlayJam folks are taking another cue from the Android-powered Ouya with their own GameStick, today adding a dev-focused $250 tier to the already successful Kickstarter campaign. The twist with G...
02:17 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Wii U Miiverse getting user communities, mobile access
Nintendo's Wii U-based Miiverse social network is also getting a big update later this year, including user-created communities, more than one community per title, updated usability, and a more adva...
02:10 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U getting two title updates in spring and summer, to optimize UI speed
Nintendo's Wii U is getting two title updates in the coming months, both aimed at optimizing the sluggish speed of the console. The first of the two, launching in spring, will make software load mor...
02:10 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U getting two title updates in spring and summer to optimize UI speed
Nintendo's Wii U is getting two title updates in the coming months, both aimed at optimizing the sluggish speed of the console. The first of the two, launching in spring, will make software load mor...
02:10 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U getting two system updates in spring and summer to optimize UI speed
Nintendo's Wii U is getting two title updates in the coming months, both aimed at optimizing the sluggish speed of the console. The first of the two, launching in spring, will make software load mor...
02:09 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U to get Virtual Console service this spring
Nintendo's Satoru Iwata just announced via Nintendo Direct that Virtual Console will be available on the Wii U this spring. Previously, the service was only accessible via the Wii emulator on Ninten...
02:03 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget ESPN signs with Ooyala's video embedding service to bake touchdown videos into tweets
You may not be able to share those retrograde pictures of your dinner direct to your Twitter worshippers any more, but at least you can commemorate Kobe's latest slammed-dunkings. ESPN has signed a ...
01:03 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 7.8 SDK released, includes emulator images, no new APIs
Microsoft just announced today's release of the Windows Phone 7.8 SDK, which should be a wee bit helpful for developers wanting to test their apps and Live Tiles with the revised OS. The new SDK inc...
12:09 pm EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 510 will come to the UK, appears briefly at Phones 4U
If you liked the look of the previously India-bound Lumia 510 but live on the other side of the world, there's now no need to fret. Nokia has just confirmed to Omio that they will be bringing their ...
11:01 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Securifi Almond+ takes the touchscreen router to the next level
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...
09:35 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos landing in India the first week of February
Earlier today, Samsung announced the availability of its dual-sim Galaxy Grand Duos for markets in India. Shipping with an included flip cover, the budget-friendly phablet will sell for Rs 21,500 ($...
08:39 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Logitech gambled big on video conferencing, lost
Logitech's PR machine is on the loose this morning, trying to dampen expectations before the company announces its quarterly financial results later in the day. The key message is that we shouldn't ...
08:10 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Intel will discontinue desktop motherboards following Haswell release
The decline in desktop PC sales is beginning to ripple throughout the industry, as Intel has revealed plans to wind down its desktop motherboard division over the next three years. According to Anan...
07:02 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget White House unveils National Day of Civic Hacking to solve problems with open data
Sure, the freshly announced National Day of Civic Hacking may sound like it'll occupy a single square on your calendar, but the White House wants folks to get together on June 1st and 2nd to solve p...
06:11 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 now up for download (video)
BlackBerry's just served up fresh tools to replace its Mobile Fusion brand and help businesses manage employee phones: BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. BES 10, which is now available for download, ...
05:28 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget China Mobile says over 60 million TD-SCDMA devices sold in 2012, aiming for twice as many this year
At today's 2013 Qualcomm China Partner Summit in Shenzhen, China Mobile sent its Deputy General Manager of Products Wang Hengjiang to share some hardware stats. In 2012, over 60 million TD-SCDMA dev...
04:49 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget LG VS870 surfaces at the FCC and WPC, may be an Escape for Verizon
AT&T brought out the LG Escape late last summer as a low-cost Android option with a better-than-usual battery and solid performance. If recent testing is any indicator, a Verizon edition might b...
04:00 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Sony grows E-mount lens collection with 20mm pancake, 18-200mm power zoom
One of the most common criticisms circling Sony's NEX lineup and mirrorless cameras as a whole is limited lens selection, so we're always happy to see new high-end optics make their debut. Today, So...
02:11 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Argo Medical refreshes ReWalk Rehabilitation exoskeleton
Roughly two years after the launch of the ReWalk, Argo Medical Technologies is getting ready to refresh its assisted walking exoskeleton. The 2.0 version of the ReWalk's Rehabilitation model made its...
12:47 am EST - Wed, January 23, 2013
Engadget Google adds ARM support to Chrome's Native Client
Google's Native Client endowed x86 machines with the ability to run apps compiled from C and C++ right inside Chrome in 2011, and now ARM devices are finally getting their time to shine. M...
11:51 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget DARPA touts progress on Phoenix program to salvage dead satellites
DARPA made some bold promises last summer when it announced its Phoenix program to harvest dead satellites for still-valuable parts, but it didn't have much more than some concept videos to show at ...
11:06 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.22.2013
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...
10:27 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget iRiver's AK100 now supports Apple-based audio codecs
If you're an audiophile with $700 burning a hole in your pocket, you might've been tempted by iRiver's Astell & Kern AK100. Already boasting Mastering Quality Sound (MQS) lossless audio playback...
09:45 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget AMD earnings continue decline with $1.16 billion in Q4 revenue, $5.42 billion in 2012
We can't say AMD's declining momentum was unexpected, but these results don't necessarily have us excited about the future, nonetheless. For Q4, the company posted revenue of $1.16 billion, which is...
09:04 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Google announces Q4 2012 earnings: impressive revenues of $14.42 billion, excluding Motorola Home
Earnings season is swinging into high gear and today's big player is Google. The internet giant just announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012, and unsurprisingly it's still raking in th...
08:39 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Netflix streaming most dominant on HDTVs, more than double PC and tablets
As it turns out, the general public -- even us heathens who've cut the cord -- like watching video content on televisions rather than monitors. A stat chart culled from The NPD Group's, "Connected I...
07:54 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Bing Tags broaden reach with public results, extend beyond Facebook friends
As bedfellows go, Microsoft and Facebook have had something of an open relationship; a knot of social / search entanglement that recently yielded Graph Search, among other crossovers. But, as of to...
07:13 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Crackle streaming video heads to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs, Samsung Blu-ray players
Free video streaming service Crackle is already available on your smart phone, computer, and game console, but today the company announced its expansion to LG, Samsung, and Vizio Smart TVs. The expa...
06:41 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Zombieland TV show in the works at Amazon, headed for Instant
Before Jesse Eisenberg was known for playing Facebook's quirky founder, he starred with Woody Harrelson in a delightfully campy film called Zombieland. That film is apparently being adapted for the ...
06:06 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Dell debates going private, Microsoft to pay billions to help make it happen?
The rumor mill's been running at full bore for about a week now, with unnamed sources explaining that Dell wants to become a private company, perhaps because of its recent lackluster financial perfo...
05:32 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Kantar: Apple's smartphone OS still the top selling in US for last quarter of 2012
Kantar's numbers for the final quarter of last year are in, and things are still looking peachy for Apple in the US smartphone market. According to the research firm, Cupertino scored 51.2-percent o...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro on sale February 9th in the US and Canada, starts at $899
So it won't arrive in January as originally planned, but better a little late than never, right? Microsoft just announced that its Surface Pro tablet will go on sale February 9th in the US and Canad...
04:28 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at 46 per month
Want to take advantage of blazing-fast LTE speeds in the UK? You better be prepared to drop a few dozen quid, each and every month. The nation's only LTE provider is clearly taking advantage of that...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Audojo kick-starts iPad gaming case, we go hands-on (video)
While many of us love playing games on the iPad, we often lament the lack of physical controls inherent to the platform. Audojo is hoping to change this with an iPad gaming case which is launching t...
03:31 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon adds in-app purchasing to Mac, PC and browser-based games
Have you been itching to open your wallet in the middle of some thrilling Forsaken Planet gameplay? Soon you'll be able to build your collection of "loot coins" on the fly with a few more platforms,...
03:04 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Nikon rebrands and simplifies its cloud photo storage as Image Space
Not many of us would say Nikon's MyPicturetown caught on as an online image service -- that name certainly didn't help much. The camera maker is hoping to spark some new life this month with the rel...
02:32 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Adafruit Gemma stuffs a wearable Arduino platform into a one-inch disc
Adafruit's Flora wearable platform is barely a year old, yet it already has a little sibling on the way -- and we do mean little. The newer Gemma is Arduino-programmable over USB like its relative, ...
02:02 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget AT&T snatches up Alltel's US operations for $780 million
Alltel's retail shops, 585,000 customers and the chunks of the 700MHz, 900MHz and 1900MHz bands it operates will soon be part of the AT&T family. Pending an FCC review, of course. This morning t...
01:45 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 Milestone 1 hits Nexus and Samsung devices
Despite all the nightly builds of CyanogenMod 10.1, there hasn't been much of anything definitive to hang our hats on. There's at last some sense of reliability now that Milestone 1 versions have hi...
01:14 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Mozilla devs working on Firefox for OUYA
Sure the OUYA may have captured the imagination of indie game developers everywhere, but open-source fans will be glad to know it's sparked the interest of Mozilla's Firefox team as well. According ...
12:34 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget AMD hires chip experts from Qualcomm and Apple, aims to move beyond the PC
Even more transfer news from chipmakers, although this one isn't quite as litigious. AMD has hired two senior engineers "with experience" at Qualcomm and Apple. The hires have been confirmed by AMD,...
12:31 pm EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget HMV Canada owner takes control of HMV UK in attempt to rescue troubled chain
HMV's 91-year long tenure on the British high street might not be coming to an end after all, as HMV Canada's owner has mounted a rescue attempt. The rescuer in this instance is Hilco, which previou...
11:53 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Verizon adds 'record-high' 2.1 million subscribers in Q4 2012, LTE network now extends to 273 million customers
Verizon has just announced that the last quarter was its best yet -- in regards to subscribers. Adding 2.1 million new subscribers means that Verizon can now lay claim to 98.2 million customers in t...
11:53 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Verizon adds 'record-high' 2.1 million subscribers in Q4 2012, but still makes a loss
Verizon has just announced that the last quarter was its best yet -- in regard to subscriber numbers. Those 2.1 million new additions mean that Verizon can now lay claim to 98.2 million customers in...
11:33 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Mozilla reveals Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone
Mozilla won't be launching its own hardware to run the in-development Firefox OS, but it's just announced a "Developer Preview Phone" for putting the OS through its paces. It's not quite the same as...
11:22 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget ASUS Vivo Tab Smart comes to the UK as the ME400, priced at 399
ASUS may have confused some of us with its similar-sounding Windows hardware range and it's showing no signs of stopping. It just announced that the Vivo Tab Smart (now the Vivo Tab ME400 to UK read...
11:22 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget ASUS Vivo Tab Smart comes to the UK as the ME400, priced at 399 (update)
ASUS may have confused some of us with its similar-sounding Windows hardware range and it's showing no signs of stopping. It just announced that the Vivo Tab Smart (now the Vivo Tab ME400 to UK read...
10:42 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget RIM notes 'remarkable' number of app submissions, extends $10,000 incentive deadline
After unveiling its new BlackBerry World app hub (music and video still incoming), its dev blog has now announced that RIM will be extending its Built for BlackBerry scheme. Intended to draw in even...
10:01 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Huawei unveils Ascend G615: 4.5-inch 720p screen, 1.4GHz quad-core processor
Huawei's just unveiled the Ascend G 615 (not to be confused with the G 520) in Germany, and it's packing a 4.5-inch 720p IPS display and 1.4GHz quad-core processor for 299 euros. In addition to the ...
09:03 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Leaked HTC Sense 5 screenshots suggest a leaner, cleaner skin
Did yesterday's uncertain glimpse at a new HTC phone leave you wanting? Then grab a tray and find a seat, because the right-hand image above comes from XDA developer mdeejay, who claims to have a wo...
09:00 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Phones4U launching LIFE Mobile MVNO in March, will use EE's 3G network
Independent handset retailer Phones4U is set to join the cellular bullfight after it announced it was launching its very own mobile network. It'll go toe-to-toe with the Carphone Warehouse's virtual...
08:40 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Intel Ivy Bridge now available in budget-friendly silicon
After almost a year of Ivy Bridge implementation in everything from Windows tablets to miniature computers, Intel has finally rolled out its latest architecture to its budget line of silicon. Accord...
08:00 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Pioneer intros Platinum Edition CDJ-2000nexus, matching mixer and remixer
DJs and even nightclubs don't always get to choose the decks for gigs or studio sessions. In the event they do, however, they'll likely want a rig to remember -- and Pioneer is more than willing to ...
07:00 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai Adjust watch tells time with triangles, in trippy colors (video)
It almost goes without saying Tokyoflash watches aren't always very scrutable. The company's newly launched Kisai Adjust, however, is thankfully one of the more legible examples -- as the name sugge...
07:00 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai Adjust watch tells time with triangles, trippy colors (video)
It almost goes without saying Tokyoflash watches aren't always very scrutable. The company's newly launched Kisai Adjust, however, is thankfully one of the more legible examples -- as the name sugge...
06:21 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget NEC's Medias W unveiled: a folding smartphone with two 4.3-inch displays
Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo just outed its spring lineup of handsets, and the Medias W N-05E caught or eye, just like it did as a hollow mockup at last year's Mobile World Congress. The NEC-made han...
06:10 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo announces 12 new mobile devices for the spring, launches Smart Home initiative
Change of season? You can bet NTT DoCoMo has an armload of new devices to announce -- it's almost a tradition. This time around, the Japanese carrier has revealed 10 new smartphones, two tablets and...
05:13 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Google+ comes to Mountain View employment listings, lets you submit applications with fewer clicks
There's no doubt that Google recruiters have their hands full -- the company's lust-worthy salaries and legendary benefits have convinced many of the world's best and brightest to make the move to M...
04:25 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro official for Japan: 5-inch 1080p LCD, 1.7GHz S4 Pro and Jelly Bean
Remember how the LG Optimus G Pro saw its biggest leak in Japan? We might just know why. Local carrier NTT DoCoMo has confirmed the new flagship's existence as part of a spring device lineup, and it...
03:14 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Cuba's undersea fiber cable potentially sees consumer internet use for first time
An underwater fiber cable linking Cuba and Venezuela has given the island a hard connection to the internet since 2011, but reports have said that only government bodies from both countries have use...
02:00 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget PSA: Slooh's Space Camera broadcasting Moon Jupiter conjunction right now (video)
Right now, the Moon and Jupiter are close enough that they look more like next door neighbors of differing size than two planetary bodies vast distances away from each other. Look out of any window ...
02:00 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget PSA: Slooh's Space Camera broadcasting Moon Jupiter conjunction right now
Right now, the Moon and Jupiter are close enough that they look more like next door neighbors of differing size than two planetary bodies vast distances away from each other. Look out of any window ...
01:06 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget White Samsung ATIV Smart PC launches in South Korea, remains the same inside
There's obviously something about gadgets dressed in white livery that attracts plenty of consumers, and thus it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Samsung introduce a bleached model of its own ATI...
12:10 am EST - Tue, January 22, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (January 21st - 27th)
We'll take a break from football -- true addicts can give the Pro Bowl and Senior Bowl a look -- for one weekend before the big game, but there are other options. That includes hockey now, of course...
11:30 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.21.2013
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 - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Planetary Resources shows off Arkyd-100 prototype, gives a tour of its workspace
We last heard about Planetary Resources back in April of last year, when the team formally announced plans to mine asteroids for things like water and precious metals like platinum. Chris Lewicki, w...
10:27 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Spotify signs deal with Orange Switzerland to bundle music with youth plans
Spotify has been getting comfortable with providers to various degrees, whether it's just carrier billing or direct deals. Today, however, it's getting extra-cozy. Orange Switzerland has started bun...
09:56 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Micromax's five-inch, quad-core Canvas HD hitting India first week of February
What better time to announce a smartphone than in the lull between CES and MWC? Micromax is using the occasion to reveal another five-inch handset, the Canvas HD. The display packs a 1,280 x 720 res...
09:56 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Micromax's 5-inch, quad-core Canvas HD hitting India first week of February
What better time to announce a smartphone than in the lull between CES and MWC? Micromax is using the occasion to reveal another five-inch handset, the Canvas HD. The display packs a 1,280 x 720 res...
09:21 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Cotton-polymer material absorbs or repels moisture depending how hot it is
Aside from the sweltering daytime heat and the freezing night-time temperatures, the biggest problem for folks living in desert regions is finding sources of water. Researchers from Eindhoven Univers...
08:54 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Moog details Sub Phatty ahead of NAMM, accepts $1,099 pre-orders for March (video)
A few days ahead of the music industry's annual soiree in California, Moog Music has outed its latest analog offering. The North Carolina-based outfit has pulled the wraps off of the Sub Phatty: a 2...
08:28 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia Tablet Z spied by Mr. Blurrycam (video)
After officially breaking cover yesterday, an untamed image of Sony's forthcoming Xperia Tablet Z has surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo. While this blurry photo opp isn't the most inspiring, ...
08:28 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia Tablet Z launcher spied by Mr. Blurrycam (video) (update)
After officially breaking cover yesterday, an untamed image of Sony's forthcoming Xperia Tablet Z has surfaced on Chinese social network Weibo. While this blurry photo opp isn't the most inspiring, ...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Kim Dotcom, noisy rogue with a commonplace startup idea
Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing has traditionally operated on a narrow ledge between perceptions of legality and illegality. The legitimacy of underlying file-transfer technology is never in dispute...
07:41 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget ASUS MeMo Pad 10 makes unexpected appearance, could become official at MWC (video)
It's been but a mere few days since ASUS quietly introduced that Jelly Bean-loaded, 7-inch Memo Pad, though if a recent video shown off on YouTube is to be believed, the company's got yet another, l...
07:19 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III mini adds 50 euro premium for NFC in Finland, coming to the UK this month
If you had planned to S-Beam your media around on Samsung's Galaxy S III mini, only to be disappointed by the lack of Near Field Communication on our UK review model, then we've got some good news f...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2012 Engadget Awards!
Welcome to the 2012 Engadget Awards! This year we've got 15 categories up for grabs, with 30 total awards to be decided. All finalists for Engadget Awards are reader-nominated, and the editors of E...
06:29 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Swann Bolt HD action camera shoots 1080p video, 12MP stills with laser targeting
We're starting to wonder where introducing lasers doesn't make everything better. Case in point: Swann's just-shipping Bolt HD action camera. While the 1080p video, microSD storage and 135-degree le...
05:57 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Australian firefighters test data-transmitting pills to monitor biometrics during work
A new swallowable pill has been trialled with 50 firefighters in Australia, aimed at monitoring body temperatures and other vital readings when working under extreme conditions. Using Equivital's E...
05:11 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for January 21st: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and Lumix DMC-GF5
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 ...
04:56 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu transfers files from PCs to phones through hidden network info (video)
Most attempts to simplify device-to-device file transfers through a phone camera aren't very subtle or elaborate: Scalado's Photobeamer and Sony's vscreens rely on conspicuous QR codes, and aren't u...
04:01 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget UK trials updated 1950s naval tech, avoids GPS jamming risk
It's always nice to see an old tech stage a comeback and this time it's happening around the coasts of Europe, with nine low-frequency radio transmitters substituting for GPS' satellite-based system...
03:28 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Factory photo reveals rubber gloves, pink overalls, huge Sony device
There's a million things this could be: a fake, a prototype, the spawn of some renegade lathe, we just don't know. What we can say is that the photo above was posted to the Chinese-language Digi-wo ...
02:50 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Confirmation of 8-inch Galaxy Note coming to MWC from Samsung mobile head JK Shin
The internet has been quietly discussing the possibility of an 8-inch Galaxy Note for a while now, but nothing appeared at CES. However, these rumors might've just been waiting for the right time to...
02:50 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung exec confirms 8-inch Galaxy Note coming to MWC
The internet has been quietly discussing the possibility of an 8-inch Galaxy Note for a while now, but nothing appeared at CES. However, it might've just been waiting for the right event to make its...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Arduino-compatible Pinoccio microcontroller sports battery, WiFi
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...
01:01 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget ThinkPad T431s and X230s leak on Lenovo's site, mainly reveal design changes
Lenovo might not be ready to officially reveal the full 2013 ThinkPad range, but it's succeeded in sparking some early interest in the unannounced T431s and X230s by putting their manuals on its Chi...
12:02 pm EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's Personal Content Station uses NFC for mobile backups, aims for April release in Japan
After briefly popping up at CES, Sony's Personal Content Station (aka the "LLS-201") has just been pegged with an April 30th release date in Japan -- that's a good month before it's set to reach the...
11:54 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Blackberry App World store makes early switch to Blackberry World, but no music or video yet
We're still a few days away from BB10's genuine debut, but RIM's decided to press on early with its app store changes. Starting with the webstore front (which is rolling out in the next 24 hours, de...
11:15 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Atari files for bankruptcy, hopes to survive by selling off Pong and other assets
Atari Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection, looking to separate from its not-so-profitable French owners and pitch for independent funding. In the process, the elder statesman of gaming has secu...
10:32 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Red and blue PlayStation 3 variants to hit Japan next month
Sony's current console line up a little too monochrome for your taste? Look towards the sunrise -- a more colorful PlayStation is about to arrive in Japan. Starting next month, Japanese gamers will ...
09:43 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget North Korea allows tourists to rent phones or SIM cards, but doesn't include internet
North Korea (which recently added Google's Eric Schmidt to its guest book) will begin loosening its restrictions on foreign cellphones, allowing any arrivals to either pick up a rental phone or SIM ...
08:59 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 now available in China for $260, cheaper than Lumia 620 locally
We knew that Huawei's 4-inch Ascend W1 will be hitting the UK at some point this quarter, but the company is once again launching a new device in its home country first. Currently available in black...
08:35 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Huawei 2012 results: $2.5 billion profit, smartphone penetration 'still way too low'
Huawei has announced some pretty respectable numbers for the year just passed, with the company taking $35.4 billion (CNY 220.2 billion) in revenue and turning that into a $2.48 billion (CNY 15.4 bi...
07:15 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Intel publishes 13 Linux benchmarks to help speed test distros
With the occasional exception, Intel has offered healthy Linux support in recent years. Proof positive may be a gift to the community this weekend: the chip designer's Open-Source Technology Center ...
04:42 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget HTC M7 purportedly spied brandishing Sense 5.0
It's that special time again -- that time when Mobile World Congress looms, and HTC fans wonder what design philosophy they'll live with for the next year. We might have just been given a peek at th...
04:27 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget How would you change Nokia's Lumia 610?
A step too far? Perhaps. By iterating its Windows Phone range so much, it's difficult to see why one low-end Lumia is better than the other. The principal nitpick of Nokia's Lumia 610, is that its d...
02:25 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of January 14th, 2013
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 ...
01:50 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia Tablet Z announced: 1.5GHz quad-core, 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 screen and 6.9mm thickness
Announced bright and early in Japan today is the Sony Xperia Tablet Z that we've been hearing about. As you'd expect, this 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet features the same design language as its smart...
12:15 am EST - Mon, January 21, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 01.14.2013
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...
11:00 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Visualized: On Mars, rivers are deep, mountains remain high
Mars Express' mooch around the red planet has yielded another set of snaps it felt worthy of adding to its Facebook wall. It's spent some time looking at the Reull Valliss, a dry river that runs for...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Compromising positions
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Windows powers tablets and PCs. It supports desktop and "Windows 8-style" apps using touch and keyboard / mouse and ...
09:00 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Nexus Q scores CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies, reminds you of its existence
Sure, Google may have temporarily mothballed the Nexus Q, but some of the caked-on cobwebs are being wiped off thanks to the very first nightly release of CyanogenMod 10.1 for the device. Christened...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget IRL: Securifi Almond, Samsung Galaxy Note II and the LG Optimus G
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 is th...
05:09 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Permaduino makes your Arduino projects permanent (video)
Arduinos are fun to tinker with, but there's one problem. Once you've built something cool, you pretty much have to tear it down to use your board for another project. Sure, you can always buy multi...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Tesla Model X, Wendy the pavilion and a robot named Baxter
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. It's cold outside, but the cars at this week's North Ame...
01:10 pm EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G sales hit 1 million worldwide
LG proved with the Optimus G that it can produce a smartphone that stacks up with the best of 'em, and according to the company's newly released sales figures, consumers are starting to take notice....
10:01 am EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget MasterCard opens EMV tech to US debit networks, hopes to spur adoption
After almost sixteen years of trying to encourage EMV adoption in the US, MasterCard has hit upon a potential reason why it's not catching on: its closed, proprietary standard. But that's changing t...
06:43 am EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Royal Institution considers selling its historic London home
In the last few weeks, we've covered more than our fair share of real estate news. Of course, as money gets tight, selling your inner-city headquarters helps to keep the lights on, but it's not just...
03:59 am EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best connected exercise bike?
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 Mårten, a self-styled Swedish g...
02:45 am EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 333 - 01.17.2013
Here's the good news: Ben and Richard survived the so-named CES Death Flu. Good thing, too, because we're not finished with the onslaught of UHD display tech from Vegas in the least. Among various H...
02:30 am EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of January 14th, 2013
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 brought smartphone leaks from Samsung and Kyocera, along with ...
12:03 am EST - Sun, January 20, 2013
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime beta update for DLNA streaming is live
Got your HDHomeRun Prime, your favorite DLNA client and an itch to watch some premium HD cable TV? Well, then it's time to head over to the beta forum, download the latest firmware then register as ...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 19.1.13: cloudy lasers, GPS drugs and proving George Lucas wrong
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories. It's 2013 and yet somehow we haven't ascended into a creature made of pure energy, so we'd better put some clothes on and get ...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 01.19.13: cloudy lasers, GPS drugs and proving George Lucas wrong
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories. It's 2013 and yet somehow we haven't ascended into a creature made of pure energy, so we'd better put some clothes on and get ...
08:00 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z gets dissected by the FCC's curious scientists
While it's being wheeled through the FCC's underground Washington bunker, it's merely known as patient PY7PM-0280. It's only once it's been through the ordeal of being torn to pieces and put back to...
05:00 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Pantech Discover review: a budget phone has never looked so premium
Watch out, folks: Pantech is moving up the AT&T food chain. Once known in the US as little more than a budget brand, the Korean company is learning that it's possible to push out a device with p...
03:05 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage launches for early adopters
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has been promising what's almost a sort of renaissance through his Mega cloud storage service. Now that it's open to the first wave of users, we have an inkling of what...
02:00 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 327 - 01.17.2013
Doohickeys, Detroit and a donkey dilemma -- that's about what you can expect in this week's installment. Your hosts, Tim and Brian, talk about the cool car tech from the North American International...
12:33 pm EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Sky Go Extra will let users download shows to their mobile devices for 5 a month
Being able to watch Sky TV on the go using, erm, Sky Go, is great, but streaming video away from your home router can often be costly, especially if you're on EE's basic LTE plan. Thankfully, the br...
09:18 am EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Pandora cranked out over 13 billion hours of music in 2012
Springing into the new year, internet radio heavyweight Pandora has released some of its major statistics from 2012. The company states that 1.6 billion personalized radio stations were created and ...
06:51 am EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Metamaterial camera needs no lens, could herald cheaper imaging tech
Metamaterials are proving to be quite useful for toying with the electromagnetic spectrum, whether for technology previously thought to be the stuff of science fiction, or for boring real-world appl...
04:23 am EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Wind Mobile to lose CEO, come under Egyptian telco's wing
We're only a few days into 2013, but that's not stopping Canada's Wind Mobile -- the Great White North's fourth largest carrier -- from announcing big changes for the year ahead. The firm just struc...
02:53 am EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Chrome 25 extends encrypted search to everyone, not just signed-in users
Chrome users with something to hide have heretofore been required to sign in to Google to keep their omnibox searches hidden from prying eyes -- but today's Chrome 25 beta update changes that. Now a...
01:37 am EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Android update touts speedier photo viewing, ability to send voice messages
While the recently announced Graph Search has taken most Facebook-related headlines of late, let's not forget Zuckerberg himself said that mobile applications are undoubtedly one of the company's ma...
12:26 am EST - Sat, January 19, 2013
Engadget Nike+ opens up its APIs, lets developers see what NikeFuel really is
It looks like Nike+ is making moves to get more people playing with its gear. The Next Web reports that Nike has opened up its APIs on the company developer site today, which means devs now hav...
11:31 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.18.2013
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...
11:03 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Opera's WebKit-based Ice web browser coming to Android and iOS in February
Opera has been in the mobile web browser game for some time now, but it looks like it's set to soon shake things up considerably. As detailed in an internal video obtained by Pocket-lint, the compa...
10:34 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Google Handwrite gets better at interpreting your multi-lingual finger scribbles
When Google's Handwrite feature launched this past summer, we welcomed the ability to compose our queries instead of pecking keys. Problem is, Handwrite had a bad habit of confusing our 1's and l's ...
10:01 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget PSA: Windows 8 and Pro upgrades will jump to $120 and $200 on February 1st
This should come as no surprise -- we reported the increase back in October -- but Windows 8 upgrades will become a bit more pricey come February 1st. That means you have the better part of two week...
09:37 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Office 2013, 365 listed as arriving January 29th at Canadian retailers
What is it with Canadian stores potentially spoiling launch plans? Fresh from revealing a white PS3 bundle on late notice, Best Buy Canada and its Future Shop sibling are both listing multiple entri...
09:25 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Amazon quietly introduces Kindle rentals for US readers, bases prices on duration
Think you can finish a 168-page novel in a month? It might pay to opt for Amazon's new Kindle rental feature, now available on an incredibly limited number of titles. A few options published by Prin...
09:25 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Amazon quietly introduces Kindle rentals for US readers, bases prices on duration (updated)
Think you can finish a 168-page novel in a month? It might pay to opt for Amazon's new Kindle rental feature, now available on an incredibly limited number of titles. A few options published by Prin...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: When graphing gets friendly
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. We've escaped Las Vegas. While a few of us were stricken by the CES Death Flu, and poor Danny Mak was ra...
08:37 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device hits the FCC in HTC garb
The only news coming out of Sprint's camp at CES was its partnership with HTC and Samsung to launch Windows Phone 8 devices by this summer. Given this deadline, we were a bit surprised to see the fi...
08:14 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Apple, Google and Intel CEOs ordered into questioning over no-poaching deals
If you're the sort to go CEO-watching, you may want to swing by Judge Lucy Koh's courtroom in the near future. Judge Koh has ordered four hours each of depositions from Apple's Tim Cook, Intel's Pau...
07:30 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 166 - 1.16.2013
Yeah, we had a two podcasts during CES, but that doesn't mean we're done with it just yet. Still sleep-deprived and filled with excitement from the show floor, it's time to catch up on the tech we d...
07:03 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10's voice control shows off its Germanic speaking skills (video)
Seen enough of BB10 yet? Neither have we, and we can now add voice control to the list of leaked previews that includes the camera app, Twitter and Google Talk integration. The folks at Telekom Pres...
06:48 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget FCC's Genachowski calls for 'one gigabit community in all 50 states,' sets 2015 goal
Gigabit game on! FCC head Julius Genachowski wants the US to host "at least one gigabit community in all 50 states by 2015," and he's calling upon ISPs, as well as state governments to make it a rea...
06:34 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Google experiments with hardware-based authentication, envisions passwordless future
2012 was not a great year for security. From the "epic hack" of Wired's Mat Honan to the breach of Dropbox and the breakdown of barriers at Blizzard (not to mention countless smaller incidents), las...
06:02 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Archos 101 Titanium pops up in FCC docs, confirms what we already know
You'd think bigger (screen size) would mean better (resolution). But not for Archos' recently announced 10.1-inch Titanium tablet. No, this particular tab, which just surfaced at the FCC, actually s...
05:37 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Google spends $2 billion on property in London and SC, says it's good to have land
If you're ever curious about how much land you can get for your buck on either side of the pond, just check out Google's real estate accounts. It's spending $600 million on adding a third complex to...
05:01 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget NASA sends the Mona Lisa to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with lasers
NASA is no stranger to shooting lasers at spacecraft orbiting the moon (seriously), but it's now moving beyond "basic" tasks like tracking their location. The space agency announced yesterday that i...
04:26 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Hasbro lands deal for real-world Tetris games, brings us our L blocks this August
With all the Tetris ports we've seen to not-quite-digital mediums, there's been very few truly physical games built around those seven iconic pieces. Hasbro plans to explore that final frontier shor...
03:46 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget SimCity beta kicks off January 25th, feeds our city-building ambitions
While we can't speak for everyone, SimCity's urban construction triggers fond memories for more than one of us -- mostly the small thrills of building our first arcologies or getting statues in our ...
03:06 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Latest BB 10 leak confirms Z10 branding and Verizon support
As if you needed anymore confirmation that RIM's soon-to-be-released BB 10 touch device was making its way to Verizon, we now have the screen above. What's more, it also appears that the candybar-sh...
02:53 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces NHL GameCenter availability on Xbox Live
Microsoft's quest to become king of the living room by continuing the expansion of its console's entertainment services just grew a little more today. The Redmond-based company has announced that NH...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 74: The CES 2013 wrap-up and the fight for the second screen
Now that we're all back to the normal grind outside of the confines of a double-wide trailer, it's time to reflect on the last week's events in chilly Las Vegas. In a return to weekly installments o...
02:00 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung posts Jelly Bean update for Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 in the US
Americans who picked up a Samsung tablet in 2012 may have a surprise this weekend: the company has confirmed that it's rolling out its promised Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to US, Wi-Fi only versio...
01:34 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Netflix UK bests Lovefilm Instant on TV shows, but lacks Amazon's movie clout
Netflix or Lovefilm Instant? Perhaps it's only the most content-hungry viewers that decide to sign up with both services, but for the rest of us, we'll only choose one -- but which one? Now Oric, a ...
12:37 pm EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Hearst starts publishing iPad magazines days before print editions
Magazine publishers have more directly embraced tablets over more than a year as it became clearer that they were boosting the bottom line. We may be witnessing a watershed moment today, however. He...
11:44 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Kodak-branded S1 Micro Four Thirds camera teased for Q3 launch
Kodak may have had a miserable time of it recently, but there's still hope for those who want a digital camera bearing its hallowed name. JK Imaging, which bought the Kodak brand for its own range o...
11:14 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Most HTC One X+ owners not missing pack-in charger, says O2
Last fall, O2 and HTC began selling the One X+ without a pack-in wall charger since the UK carrier estimated that 70 percent of customers already own hardware that would get the job done. After...
10:17 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget LG's Optimus G Pro revealed in leaked image with 5-inch 1080p display, 3,000mAh battery and LTE
LG's Optimus G won the hearts of our reviewers, while finding the barely-different Nexus 4 is a feat worthy of a mythological hero. A tipster has sent us the above leaked slide, revealing that there...
10:05 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Nokia releases 3D-printing specs for making custom Lumia 820 back covers
One of the great things about Nokia phones from way back when was making it your own with swappable plastic. While that level of exterior personalization isn't available on many handsets these days ...
09:42 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Line VoIP and instant messaging app reaches 100 million global users in 19 months
The likes of WhatsApp and Skype might still dominate the west, but Line continues to soak up new users in Asia and across the world. Since October 2012, the ever-expanding messaging app has managed ...
08:39 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Google+ iOS app now available in 48 more countries and territories
If Google+ wants any chance of beating the social media juggernaut that is Facebook -- especially after the latter's latest efforts in the search arena -- it needs to reach a far wider audience...
07:41 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget TSMC to triple 28nm chip shipment this year, asserts confidence in 20nm demand
At yesterday's investor meeting in Taipei, TSMC's chairman and CEO Morris Chang shared the good news that his company's 28nm chip shipment this year will triple that of last year, which should boost...
07:00 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget DOJ declines to reveal policy memos on GPS tracking
The US Supreme Court might have ruled last year that GPS tracking is equivalent to a search, but that doesn't mean the government's practices are transparent. If anything, they may be more opaque th...
05:30 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget 'User friendly' XBMC for Android build rolls out for set-top boxes and mobile devices
If you've been waiting to try out XBMC on your Android, it appears now is the time. While beta and nightly builds were already available, the team behind it has finally readied a release it says is ...
03:58 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Sony selling NY headquarters for $1.1 billion, will rent space from new owners
Despite losing a little less each quarter since Kazuo Hirai took over as CEO, Sony still appears to be looking for ways to cut the fat. Its latest move? Sell the house. Taking a page from Nokia's bo...
03:14 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget ASUS announces USB stick-sized wireless router, available next month
ASUS apparently revealed this adorable wireless router in the middle of CES, but it's understandable, given the size of the thing, how it might have got lost in the cracks. Thankfully, the WL-330NUL...
02:51 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Yamaha intros mini audio systems with iOS remote control, explosion of colors
We're well acquainted with both connected bookshelf audio systems and colorful speakers -- seeing both in one place, though, is still a rarity. Yamaha reckons the two aren't mutually exclusive. Its ...
02:02 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Ceton Companion becomes My Media Center and is available for Windows 8
Windows Media Center's best companion app for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Nook and Kindle has never required a Ceton branded tuner or extender, but now there's a new name to avoid any confusion. My...
01:33 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 camera app flaunts filters, transformation tools (video)
What's better than a non-functional prototype? One that actually works, of course. The Gadget Masters have apparently been spending time with a pre-production version of RIM's upcoming Z10 smartphon...
12:48 am EST - Fri, January 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with Sprint-friendly LTE visits FCC
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 made a quick stop-over at the FCC with 4G for Verizon shortly before making its trip to Big Red official, and it now seems a Sprint variant has a similar itinerary. A Sams...
11:42 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.17.2013
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...
11:07 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget French LG exec says Nexus 4 shortages due to Google's poor estimates
The Nexus 4 drought continues and it seems that both Google and LG are spreading the blame around... in the friendliest way possible. The back and forth started in December with Dan Cobley, managing...
10:39 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Google's Larry Page says Facebook does a 'really bad job'
It's no secret that Facebook and Google are in a war for the social web. Even so, there's been a certain sense of decorum involved -- up until a just-posted interview with Larry Page at Wired, at le...
10:11 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Apple adds refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro to online store, Retina model starting at $1,439
It's been nearly two weeks since Apple made its 15-inch next-generation MacBook Pro available as a refurb and now the 13-inch model's ready to follow suit. Listed on the company's online storefront...
09:42 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi creator doesn't expect a sequel in 2013
If you were hoping for a full-fledged Raspberry Pi sequel this year, you'll have to keep waiting. Designer Eben Upton tells ZDNet that, while there should eventually be a replacement, he doesn't ex...
09:21 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Intel posts Q4 2012 earnings: $2.5 billion in profit on $13.5 billion in revenue
Intel continues to rake in the dough, posting a quarterly profit of $2.5 billion on a total revenue of $13.5 billion during the final three month period of 2012. While those numbers are down slightl...
09:09 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Instagram reports 90 million monthly active users, 40 million photos posted per day
Instagram stayed mum on its current usage figures after its big Terms of Service brouhaha last month, but it's now finally changed its tune and offered some details on its monthly active users for t...
08:41 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Don't miss these incredible speakers at Expand this March!
We've been itching to start telling you about the speaker lineup we have brewing for Expand this coming March (you've bought your tickets, yes?), and now that frabjous day is finally here. We don't ...
08:13 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Dish wants FCC to freeze its review of SoftBank's Sprint deal
If you ran Dish, how would you get extra leverage when fighting Sprint for control of Clearwire? Try to put SoftBank's acquisition of Sprint on ice, that's how. The satellite TV provider has asked t...
07:42 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody and MetroPCS announce new $5 unlimited on-demand plan for monthly subscribers
In a move that could be considered similar to what Muvu's been doing with Cricket, Rhapsody announced today it's teamed up with MetroPCS to bring a more desirable music plan to the carrier's subscri...
07:15 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Black Powder Media's Impulse Controller hands-on (video)
Black Powder Media showed up at our double-wide HQ with a couple Bluetooth Impulse Controllers on hand for us to play with. This tiny Bluetooth 2.1 controller is actually a jack of all trades device...
06:30 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 2PM!
Yes, we've made it to the other side, only slightly worse for wear. It's been a slow week, admittedly, but we've got lots to catch up on, after the firestorm that was CES 2013. Join Tim and Brian in...
05:59 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Yelp adding hygiene ratings to New York and San Francisco restaurant listings
Yelp is great for sizing up unvisited eateries, and soon some users will be able to compliment review results with a side of hygiene inspection ratings. "Health Scores" will be added to listings in ...
05:28 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Latest PlayStation 3 model available Jan. 27 in 'Classic White' with 500GB HDD and PS Plus bundled
That new, paler PlayStation 3 that turned up at Canadian retailers recently? Turns out that's launching US and Canada-wide, according to PR that Sony just let loose. The $299.99 console bundle is th...
05:12 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Nintendo introduces a fountain pen for your Wii U GamePad, as well as a screen jacket
Nintendo's worried about your Wii U GamePad. So much so, in fact, that the company's releasing a full on "Accessory Set" aimed specifically at bolstering your screen's HP (sorry, we couldn't help it...
04:32 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Swann Platinum-HD security system packs four 1080p cameras, 2TB DVR for $1,600
We don't follow the surveillance space as closely as we do, say, smartphones or tablets, but this four-camera HD system from Swann Security does in fact seem to be the first 1080p-capable consumer p...
04:19 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget The PlayStation Vita only holds 100 content bubbles, regardless of available memory
Sony's PlayStation Vita gaming handheld caps its selectable content at 100 items, one unlucky forum user recently found out. Despite having a 32GB memory card for the Vita with 9GB of free space lef...
04:01 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget EE closing 78 overly cozy stores, keeps related staff
Merging two carriers' efforts invariably creates at least some kind of redundancy, no matter how much the two sides try to avoid it. In EE's case, it led to stores that were suddenly too close to ea...
03:34 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Sony handcrafts its CES products in reverse-teardown (video)
If you were following Sony's CES press event in detail, you might recall it launched with a quick video of a new Sony product made by hand. We now know that was to be the Xperia Z, and now the compa...
02:57 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Rolling Stone comes to Newsstand
Clue's in the title, really. If you're craving Rolling Stone's eclectic mix of reviews and journalism but didn't fancy the trip to your local dead-tree merchant, it's now available on Newsstand. Eac...
02:30 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon's MP3 store 'optimized' for iOS devices via Safari, allows for easier track purchases
Roughly half a year after the launch of its Cloud Player for iOS, Amazon today announced that it has 'optimized' its MP3 store for Apple's mobile browser. Now iPhone / iPad / iPod touch owners can q...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Dolphin browser adds Evernote clipping, one-stop sharing and syncing
Anyone who likes to scour the web for content to share on Evernote may have just found their one and only mobile browser. Updates to Dolphin for Android and iOS make it the first such browser to hav...
01:45 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo adopts Chrome OS, intros ThinkPad X131e Chromebook for schools
The Chromebook world has really amounted to a two-horse town: you've had to like either Acer's designs or Samsung's if you've wanted Chrome OS on the move. Lenovo is at last pushing out the borders,...
01:09 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Google dreams up tiny laser projection system to control Project Glass
A virtual touchpad projected onto limbs and other everyday surfaces? That's the type of crazy idea we'd normally expect to see from Microsoft Research, not Google. Heck, maybe we even did. But Googl...
12:26 pm EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo suggests Sony Xperia Tablet Z in the works, will get early reveal in Japan later this month
Sony had no shortage of devices to show off at CES last week, but there might be more on the way -- before Mobile World Congress has even begun. NTT DoCoMo has let slip that it'll be showing off an ...
11:23 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Robot fish glides out of Michigan State University, tells you if the water is clean
Autonomous fish might make great leaders, but it turns out that robot flippers are a huge drain on battery life. Not a problem for Xiaobo Tan -- he and a group of Michigan State University scientist...
10:46 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget NASA announces test of inflatable space capsule, set for deployment in 2015
There are two ways that you can go about building a blowup space capsule. One is to construct an enclosure that self-destructs at a moment's notice to disappear any evidence of the night before. The...
10:09 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget LG has found 300 homes for its $20K, 84-inch, 4K TV in Korea so far
Throwing a $20k Ultra HD TV set onto the market when there's no 4K content of any kind in sight is quite the leap of faith, but LG told ChosunBiz (and confirmed to us) that it's already found 300 de...
09:33 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia's iRig HD adapter for iOS, Mac lets guitars ride the Lightning port
IK Multimedia spent a lot of time at CES 2013 courting Android musicians, but we neglected to mention equal attention spent on iOS at the show through the iRig HD. The company's new adapter pipes au...
09:01 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Asus says it's interested in making a Windows Phone, maybe even a Windows-based Padfone
An Asus exec has revealed to the Wall Street Journal that his company is "in talks" with Microsoft to license Windows Phone 8. Talk is cheap, of course, but at this point WP8 is much in need of frie...
08:37 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Zuvo Water's Stratus cleans your H2O with WiFi filters, cloud-connected app
Few of us are fortunate enough to enjoy clean municipal tap water -- the rest have to make do with clunky bacteria-riddled filters and wasteful bottled H2O. Enter Zuvo Water, which has hopped on Ind...
07:01 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung flaunts amber brown, ruby wine Galaxy Note IIs to pair with your drapes
Were you hoping to get that Galaxy Note II in a cooler color than marble or titanium gray, like maybe hotrod red? Would you settle for "amber brown" or "ruby wine," to perhaps match that chaise loun...
06:11 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget AMD unveils Open 3.0: an Opteron 6300 platform for the Open Compute Project
The Open Compute Project is pushing hard for servers that are both very scalable and streamlined, and AMD is more than willing to help with the launch of its Open 3.0 server platform. The framework ...
05:12 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung now pushing out more updates to address Exynos security vulnerability
About two weeks ago, Samsung started rolling out a fix to help Galaxy S III owners in the UK with that previously acknowledged Exynos issue. Fast forward to today, and the Korean electronics giant i...
04:22 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget HTC One SV goes on sale at Cricket with a slight price drop
Cricket gave us a pleasant surprise when it committed to carrying the cheap-yet-cheerful HTC One SV this month, and it's making good on that promise today. The Android 4.0-touting smartphone is on s...
04:05 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11:30pm ET!
Fireside chat tonight! We know you're a bit spoiled from seeing us on camera twice in a row, but we're going back to our roots and getting behind the mics once again. We'll have some stuff from CES ...
03:13 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Ting announces $100,000 ETF payout fund, will reimburse switchers up to $350 per line
If the only thing keeping you from making a switch to low-cost mobile provider Ting is the pain of early termination fees, we've got a bit of good news: come February 1st, you can tell your current ...
02:09 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget Kobo touts 'millions' of sales in 2012
Kobo's starting its post-CES 2013 (the year doesn't really start until after the Consumer Electronic Show, right?) with a little bit of sales-inspired back patting. Apparently the company managed to...
01:11 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget ZTE U956 poses for pics, said to offer a 5-inch 720p screen, quad-core CPU
ZTE's no stranger to phones that provide more bang for your buck, so it's hardly surprising to see evidence of a new mid-range phablet from the Chinese outfit. The leaked images may not point toward...
12:31 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.16.2013
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...
12:00 am EST - Thu, January 17, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Please don't personalize me. I know who I am
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Here's the thing: I know who I am. I don't need Facebook or Googl...
11:36 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget FAA grounds all US Boeing 787 Dreamliners after second lithium ion battery failure
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner began joining US airline fleets last year, but a fire started by the plane's lithium ion batteries last week put it on the docket for a review by the FAA. After a second mish...
10:59 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Sprint offering Total Equipment insurance for iPhone on January 25th
After opting not to offer its Total Equipment Protection (TEP) service to iPhone customers, Sprint appears to have turned over a new leaf. An anonymous tipster has shared an internal screenshot with...
10:15 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
No, it's not Monday but we're still recouping from the super bowl of electronics so and still not back to our original recording schedule of the Engadget HD podcast. You can tune in live at on this ...
10:03 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Audi goes arty, crafts A4 replica slot cars for 'quattro experience' installation (video)
Audi and art? Those two worlds aren't ones we'd necessarily lump together. But the luxury car-maker's done just that, collaborating with Slot Mods USA to create the "quattro experience," an installa...
09:25 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook starts turning on free voice calls for iPhone users in the US
Earlier this month word got out that Facebook was trialing a free voice calling feature in Canada. We said that, if those tests went well, the company would expand to the US. Well, things must have ...
09:25 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook starts turning on free voice calls for iPhone users in the US (update)
Earlier this month word got out that Facebook was trialing a free voice calling feature in Canada. We said that, if those tests went well, the company would expand to the US. Well, things must have ...
09:18 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 now available to order with T-Mobile SIM, carrier expands Nexus 4 retail availability
There's some good news today for T-Mobile customers looking to add a few more Nexus devices to their lives. The carrier announced today that the Nexus 7 tablet is now available to order with a T-Mob...
08:51 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook's Open Compute Project splits up monolithic servers with help from Intel, more
As much as it's important to have every component of a PC stuck together in a laptop, that same monolithic strategy is a major liability for server clusters: if one part breaks or grows obsolete, i...
08:24 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia ZL takes color lessons from Tony Stark, gets spotted in hotrod red
In the land of gorgeous phones you won't be able to play with, Sony's red Xperia ZL is king. The prototype was pawed around at the south east asian launch of the handset, but the company has concede...
07:46 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft opens international barriers to Xbox Live account migration
Microsoft's throwing open the doors on Xbox Live account migration worldwide for its Xbox 360 consoles, today announcing that XBL accounts are now transferable from region-to-region. That includes e...
07:43 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T now offering FaceTime over Cellular on all tiered data plans
It's been a slow process, but AT&T is gradually making FaceTime over Cellular (Apple's video chat service) available to more people. The feature was introduced with iOS 6, but it was up to carri...
07:22 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Apple online store lets Chinese buy on a two-year plan, puts iPads within reach
Apple has repeatedly stressed that China is important to its bottom line, but it faces a dilemma given the premium associated with its name: when it can take weeks' worth of typical pay to buy an iO...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Today is your last day to grab Expand tickets at extra-early bird pricing!
That's right folks -- tonight, at 11:55PM PT, the special discount on Expand tickets is set to expire. Don't fret just yet, because you still have time to order tickets at the rock bottom price of $...
06:41 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Play strategy brings Xbox games to Windows 8 and RT (video)
Microsoft signaled its intent to directly back Windows 8 gaming before the OS was shipping, and it's proving true to its word through a new Play program. The team-up with NVIDIA brings Xbox (or real...
06:03 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab cleared for Netherlands sales, says Dutch court
Despite Apple's attempts to get Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1 banned from sale in The Netherlands (per ongoing litigation between the two companies), a Dutch court in The Hague struck down...
06:03 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab cleared for sale in The Netherlands, says Dutch court
Despite Apple's attempts to get Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1 banned from sale in The Netherlands (per ongoing litigation between the two companies), a Dutch court in The Hague struck down...
05:23 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Google: it's cool, guys, we didn't run over a donkey
Before you go hurling insults like "donkey killer" at a multinational software giant, it's probably best to get the other side of the story. In spite of visual evidence to the contrary, Google insis...
05:13 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion goes retail: motion controller to be sold exclusively at Best Buy
Ever since we first saw Leap Motion's hyper-accurate gesture control system in person, we've been waiting for the time when we can walk into a store and buy one. Sure, devs have been able to buy Lea...
04:51 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T to begin pushing OTA Jelly Bean update to Galaxy S III users today
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S III on AT&T have had the opportunity to download and install Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) since early December, but the rollout was kept rather quiet and the ROM was l...
04:48 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for January 16th: Desktops, displays, and audio wares
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 ...
04:15 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget China's homegrown GPS mandated for use in commercial vehicles
Store-bought clothes are the norm for most people, but there's always one kid at school whose parents insisted on hand-making everything they wore. In this labored metaphor, China's the overbearing ...
03:40 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Making the virtual a reality at CES 2013
Microsoft's decision to drop out of CES prompted a lot of questions with regards to the future relevance of CES, not the least of which was how much the industry really needed an in-person tech trad...
03:15 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Sony VP teases 'a big secret' announcement for E3 or earlier, calls out PlayStation brand
Sony's been mum on any new PlayStation (read: PlayStation 4) news since ... well, ever (okay, there is that one exception). But Sony Electronics VP of Home Entertainment Hiroshi Sakamoto may be the ...
02:45 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster's UK video rental chain goes into administration after 24 years
BBC News is reporting that there's another casualty on the British high street today as video rental chain Blockbuster enters administration. The company began life in the motherland back in March 1...
02:45 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster's UK video rental chain enters administration after 24 years
BBC News is reporting that there's another casualty on the British high street today as video rental chain Blockbuster enters administration. The company began life in the motherland back in March 1...
02:17 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Viber overhauls BlackBerry app to v2.3, promises VoIP calls are coming in April (video)
Doing its best Kate Bush impression, Viber's letting its BlackBerry users know that something good is gonna happen. Specifically, that the company is bringing VoIP calls to the platform, currently p...
01:59 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget RIM's mobile payment solution gets thumbs up from Visa
The final pieces of the puzzle are falling into place just ahead of the big reveal on January 30th. The carriers are on board, there's apps galore and now Visa has approved RIM's Secure Element Mana...
01:30 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Fusion-io brings Fusion ioScale SSD to small, speedy server clusters
Fusion-io has made a name for its Fusion ioScale solid-state drives by selling them to the largest of enterprises -- the sort that crave thousands of servers. Not everyone wants that level of comput...
01:14 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Mobile's 'New Year giveaway' offering six free titles over six weeks
For those who haven't yet found a reason to check out the three-month old PlayStation Mobile store, Sony's got a rather compelling one for ya: freebies. Starting today, one game will be available gr...
12:58 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 'Godiva' phone appears on blurrycam with Verizon branding, no physical keyboard
After riding into town on Snapdragon S4 benchmarks, we've now got some pictures of Samsung's incoming smartphone, one that's bound for Verizon. If you liked the curves and capacitive button quartet ...
12:42 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Korean researchers develop new flexible, more stable lithium-ion battery
Researchers from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology have developed new "shape-conformable" polymer electrolytes that could help craft those flexible display handsets of...
12:21 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray comes with 8-inch customizable instrument cluster
One of the prettiest sights at this year's North American International Auto Show was the Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray, a bright red beauty that's just as attractive inside thanks to a brand new r...
12:02 pm EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget White PlayStation 3 bundle surfaces unannounced at Canadian retailers
In North America, the PlayStation 3 is the Model T of consoles: you can have any system color you want, as long as it's black. Sony might be dropping the circa-1908 approach in the near future, at l...
11:30 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand S gets a fat sister: a V987 with 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core chip
It was only a matter of time before ZTE came out with another device that would use the same design language as its much anticipated Grand S, so we weren't at all surprised when this sister device p...
10:37 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget AMD accuses former staff of giving 100,000 secret documents to NVIDIA
AMD is suing four ex-employees for allegedly taking thousands of confidential documents with them went they left the company and went to work for NVIDIA. A complaint filed to the District Court of M...
10:08 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Simple brings its banking and budgeting app to Android
The iOS crowd has been able to use Simple's online banking app since May of last year, but starting today, those on the Android side of things also have access to the service. For those unfamiliar w...
09:35 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm signs TV deal with NBC Universal, brings the Office, 30 Rock to British homes
Following Lovefilm's deal with NBC Universal to bring the latter's movie catalogue to the streaming service, the pair have hooked up again to do the same job for the studio's TV productions. Shows s...
08:47 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Leaked BB 10 sales training manual reveals a few more specs, promises 70K apps at launch
Crackberry claims to have gotten hold of an official Rogers BB 10 training manual that may or may not add to your anticipation of January 30th. The leak is a Powerpoint slideshow that apparently con...
07:40 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget JiWire, AWG use location-based ads to spread free airport WiFi in the US
Many of us here at Engadget know the value of free airport WiFi all too well, having just flown back to our various corners of the globe -- if a cellular or toll-based hotspot isn't an option, free ...
06:25 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: Nintendo to launch unified console and handheld division by February 16th
Nintendo plans to merge its handheld and console gaming units into one division to create next generation hardware "that will turn heads," according to a report from Nikkei. It's reporting that the ...
06:25 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: Nintendo to launch unified console and handheld division by February 16th (update: confirmed)
Nintendo plans to merge its handheld and console gaming units into one division to create next generation hardware "that will turn heads," according to Nikkei. It's reporting that the gaming outfit ...
06:02 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget LastPass password manager updated with Windows Phone 8 support, all-new UI
LastPass, the password-managing service, announced that it's added many features in a new version released today for its Windows Phone application. Most notably, LastPass now offers support for Wind...
05:15 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Chromebox Series 3 pops up in online stores with a Core i5
No one would accuse Samsung or other Chrome OS supporters of hardware overkill: the Chromebox Series 3 and other Google-based PCs often carry just enough processing grunt to browse the web properly....
04:03 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Fedora 18 Spherical Cow brings Linux fans a taste of Cinnamon, new installer
Fedora's Linux distribution may be competing with Ubuntu for the title of silliest update name, but that doesn't diminish the impact of what are often significant revisions. See the just-launched Fe...
02:43 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Google invites Glass pre-order holders to hackathons in New York, San Francisco
Google just hit our inbox with an email inviting folks who pre-ordered the Explorer Edition of Project Glass to two-day hackathons in San Francisco and New York, where they'll be the first group of ...
02:23 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Runbo X5 and X3 rugged Android phones moonlight as walkie-talkies, cost just $320
We've seen a handful of rugged Androids in our time, but none are as affordable and as weird as these ones at CES. The backstory here is that a couple of Chinese guys in camouflage gear approached u...
01:28 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Disney and AT&T's U-Verse renew vows, expand the relationship
Disney and AT&T today announced a multi-year extension to their already existing relationship, which brings approximately 70 channels to AT&T's U-Verse cable network. The new "long-term dist...
01:28 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Disney and AT&T's U-Verse renew vows, expand the relationship and bring back ESPN 3D
Disney and AT&T today announced a multi-year extension to their already existing relationship, which brings approximately 70 channels to AT&T's U-Verse cable network. The new "long-term dist...
12:41 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget Bill Gates to chat education on PBS in first TED Talk made for TV
Word comes by way of The Wrap that PBS is slated to air the very first TED Talk produced for TV on April 16th, and it'll feature Bill Gates, to boot. The special sets its sights on discussing educat...
12:00 am EST - Wed, January 16, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.15.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:31 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Stay seated: Valve's Team Fortress 2 ported to virtual reality
If Valve Software's Team Fortress 2 is anything, it's versatile. The company's demonstrating that versatility once more in porting the game to virtual reality goggles, which could result in some ser...
10:24 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget AT&T offering $100 credit to Nexus 7 owners, two-year contract required
Have you considered picking up an HSPA+ Nexus 7? If so, AT&T's latest promotion might have what it takes to influence your decision. Customers who sign up for an eligible two-year data plan...
09:36 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Disney Infinity challenges Skylanders for toy-based game crown, launches in June
Disney's got a huge stable of iconic characters already immortalized in plastic, but the company's looking to virtualize its lineup with today's announcement of crossplatform game / toy experience D...
09:00 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Editorial: TV gets prettier, smarter and dumber
Good ideas are hard to predict, both before and after they are introduced as prototypes. The push-button (touch-tone) telephone was conceptually launched to the consumer market at the 1962 Seattle W...
08:47 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Google web search reveals English letter frequency, helps our Scrabble hustle
Wordsmiths go to great lengths to master a game of Scrabble or Words With Friends. Rarely are their efforts quite so calculated, however, as what we're seeing today. After Google research director P...
08:25 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget United becomes first US airline to offer overseas WiFi with satellite-equipped 747
Lufthansa's been pulling (relatively) speedy Ku-band satellite internet from the heavens for a bit over two years, but now trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific WiFi has finally made its way to a US-base...
08:04 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook Graph Search hands-on (video)
We just had a quick hands-on of Facebook's new "Graph Search" at one of the demo stations here at Facebook's press event. Unfortunately we weren't whitelisted at the time so we couldn't use any of o...
08:00 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget How hardware startups changed the face of CES
It was all bad timing, really. Just ahead of CES 2012, Microsoft announced that year's event would be its last, blaming product schedules that just didn't match up with the annual show. There was no...
07:41 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Cadillac ELR unveiled: A Volt for the luxury set (updated with pictures)
It's taken a good, long while for the Cadillac Converj concept to break cover as a production machine, but at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the car has finally shrugged...
07:17 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Zuckerberg: Microsoft more willing to work with us, still open to a Google partnership
Facebook's "one more thing" at today's Graph Search press conference? A search partnership with Bing. Naturally, Google was the elephant in the room after such an announcement, particularly in light...
07:12 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Acura unveils updated NSX concept, has one V6 and three electric motors (eyes-on)
Acura chose last year's NAIAS to unveil the reborn NSX, heir to an epic throne of motorsports lineage. But, it was lacking a few things -- most notably an interior. This year, Honda's superlative br...
06:47 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook partners with Bing to deliver web results in Graph Search
Social media giant Facebook just announced that its new Graph Search tool will also incorporate results from the wider web thanks to a partnership with Microsoft and Bing. Obviously, people won't fl...
06:28 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 shown in first hands-on video
We've had an early look at the BlackBerry Z10 already -- both from a leak of RIM marketing materials and then from footage allegedly showing the handset's components -- but Austrian publication Tele...
06:12 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook launching 'Graph Search' personalized social search engine, beta starts today (video)
Facebook this morning announced "Graph Search," a way to search all of Facebook's content for queries tailored to your profile. CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the search by saying, "Graph Search is m...
05:45 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Live from Facebook's 2013 press event!
The invites are out, with Facebook teasing us that it's been building something for all to see. What exactly does Zuckerberg have in store? Stay tuned, as we'll be bringing you the news as it happen...
05:26 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Tesla to open 25 new stores in 2013, first Chinese location this spring
Getting yourself into a new Tesla is going to get a little easier in 2013. The company opened 13 stores in 2012, but this year has designs to double that. On the show floor of the North American Int...
04:39 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Foremay claims to have the first 2TB, 2.5-inch SSDs
It's been relatively easy for awhile to get a solid-state drive with 2TB or more of storage -- if you've been willing to buy a large PCI Express card, that is. Foremay is bringing that kind of capac...
03:30 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Huawei's dual-SIM Ascend D2 for China Telecom priced at $640, available online tomorrow
It's only been about a week since the Ascend D2's official debut at CES, but according to Huawei's latest announcement on Sina Weibo, the manufacturer will already be offering its unsubsidized 5-inc...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Udacity to announce partnership with San Jose State University, will trial for-credit online classes
Working alongside college professors at San Jose State, online course start-up Udacity will launch a pilot program for remedial and college-level algebra. Importantly, these classes won't simply re...
01:35 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Exynos-powered Kite tablet flies Android 4.0 and Ubuntu 12.04 for 309
Italian electronics firm DaVinci Mobile Technology is now accepting pre-orders for its Kite Full-HD tablet. This European slab features a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display, a Samsung Exynos 4412 q...
12:42 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Doodle 4 Google 2013 challenges kids to dream big, describe their best day (video)
Google loves inspiring kids to go wild with ideas in its annual Doodle 4 Google competition, and that tradition is carrying on for 2013. This year's just-started drawing exhibition asks American kid...
12:14 pm EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget MySpace relaunches with new design and Justin Timberlake all over it
A totally revamped and unrecognizable MySpace has just gone public, enticing new joiners with a track by Justin Timberlake -- who now owns a good chunk of the business alongside Specific Media. Base...
11:54 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Nissan knocks $6,400 off Leaf sticker price, sells S model for $28,800
That lower-cost Nissan Leaf we heard about? It just got a sticker price. Savvy car buyers will be able to kick off their haggling at $28,800, the Leaf S' MSRP. Don't expect the price war to last lon...
11:12 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget DARPA unveils plans for undersea payloads that surface on command
DARPA already intends to set a drone ship out to sea, and now it's revealed plans for undersea payloads that lie dormant for years and launch themselves to the surface when remotely commanded. Dubbe...
10:33 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget HMV goes bankrupt after 91 years in the disc-selling business
The first time we mentioned HMV on Engadget was back in 2009, when the British retailer discounted the PSP Go -- ironically, one of the earliest devices to do away with disc-shaped media. As the pic...
09:44 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Metabones Speedbooster promises faster EF lenses when mounted on NEX cameras
There aren't too many lens adapters that catch our eye, but the $600 Metabones Speedbooster has so many tricks up its sleeve that we can see it tempting a lot of serious NEX camera users -- like us....
08:46 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Oppo Find 5 gets January 29 retail date in China, likely soon after in US, Europe
Big handset fans (we'll abstain from the ph-word) will soon have another option in the Oppo Find 5, as it's set to go on pre-order in China for 2,998 yuan ($485) on January 15th. That sum will get b...
08:18 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Comcast invests $150 million in Arris as part of Motorola Home deal
Comcast now has some extra skin in the cable box and modem business, as the provider has just agreed to invest $150 million in Arris. If the name sounds familiar, it should -- this is the company th...
07:51 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget China adds 51 million internet users in one year, mobile numbers increase by 18.1 percent
China's internet dealt with 564 million users during 2012, increasing its user base by 10 percent. Despite continued efforts to monitor residents and restrict access to subversive content, these su...
07:31 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Huawei G520 outed as an inexpensive, quad-core smartphone for China
Huawei put its best foot forward (twice) last week at CES, but it seems that the company has yet another smartphone up its sleeve: a 4.5-inch Android device known as the G520. According to Gizchina,...
07:05 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Baidu and Orange launch mobile browser for Africa, Middle East
Not content to dominate internet search in China alone, Baidu and France Telecom's Orange are partnering to capitalize on African and Middle Eastern markets as well. Today they launched a co-branded...
06:43 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Virgin Mobile UK becomes latest Euro carrier to offer Google's Nexus 4
Some say that it's "better late than never," and, as of right now, this may very well be a good thing for Virgin Mobile UK users looking to snag one of those chart-topping Nexus 4s. A mere few month...
06:23 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget This limited edition Nintendo 3DS totally has dragons on it
Yes, finally, you can buy a Nintendo 3DS with dragons on it. Today is the day. Well, not quite -- February 4th is the actual day, which is also the day that Fire Emblem Awakening launches on Nintend...
05:53 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Pulse adds support for social feeds, including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube
Pulse has clearly been working hard at polishing off those iOS and Android applications, but it doesn't look as if the reading service is slowing down its maintenance efforts anytime soon. Via blog ...
05:22 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung SCH-i425 Godiva outed in benchmark tests, headed for Verizon
Like Lady Godiva herself, a phone dubbed the Samsung Godiva has been seen naked -- at least as far as benchmarks are concerned. The site GLBenchmark has revealed it has a 1.4GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S...
05:01 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Cadillac ELR unveiled: A Volt for the luxury set
It's taken a good, long while for the Cadillac Converj concept to break cover as a production machine, but at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the car has finally shrugged...
04:27 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget aTV Flash 2.1 (black) offers very specific favorites, TV shows in playlists
It's not hard to find a media app with some type of favorites system. It's tougher to find one that lets us be very specific on just what a favorite can be. The new aTV Flash (black) 2.1 update, how...
04:07 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Rough hack converts an Optimus G to a Nexus 4, minus the constant sellouts
It's almost a truism to say that the Nexus 4 is near impossible to buy, at least for those who don't want to pay a carrier premium. Rohan32 and friends at XDA-Developers may just save us from campin...
03:44 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget DCM Dealer software platform mines social media for stock sentiment, Wall Street licks its chops
In this episode of "What could possibly go wrong?!", allow us to introduce you to DCM Dealer. Billed as an "online trading platform," this here project was whipped up by the same London-based invest...
03:11 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Garmin announces new dog collars, talks up 'Bark Odometer'
Garmin's not content with just a spot on your dashboard -- the company's also hoping to help you out with your pet problems. The GPS-maker's got a couple of new additions to its line of dog collars,...
02:33 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Researchers end quest to drill through 3km of ice after fuel runs low
Sad to say, but British researchers have called off their quest to drill through the 3km-thick sheet of ice over Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica. The mission to find organisms that have evolved in isol...
01:53 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Quantum dots help return 'Triluminos' RGB LED lighting to Sony HDTVs
While 4K TVs are excellent, for the next couple of years most of us will still be selecting a 1080p model when we're out shopping, and now we've got a little more detail about some of the new ones S...
01:18 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Apple iPad mini and iPad to go on sale in China January 15th
Our friends in China recently got official access to the iPhone 5, and it looks like Apple's finally ready to give the Far East's biggest market a taste of its larger-screened mobile devices. That's...
01:18 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Apple iPad mini and iPad to go on sale in China this Friday
Our friends in China recently got official access to the iPhone 5, and it looks like Apple's ready to give the Far East's biggest market a taste of the cellular versions of it larger-screened mobile...
12:59 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget Rogers to buy Mountain Cable, license wireless spectrum from Shaw for $710 million
Reuters is chiming in this evening with word that Canadian telco Rogers is ready to spend $710 million ($700 million in Canuck cash) to buy Mountain Cablevision Limited and license wireless spectrum...
12:47 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.14.2013
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...
12:30 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: PC and processor roundup
The most hyped tech news isn't always the most important. Having had a few days to dwell on what CES 2013 meant for computing, and for mobile computing in particular, we've settled on some less-than...
12:05 am EST - Tue, January 15, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Audio roundup
With CES 2013 wrapped up, it's safe to say that audio wasn't exactly a hallmark of the show in the gadgety sense. As a whole, manufacturers brought their latest creations, but even calling most of t...
11:55 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Amazon Instant Video now live on original Nintendo Wii
Though Nintendo Wii U owners have been enjoying access to Amazon's Instant Video library for some time now, today Nintendo and Amazon launched the service on the original Nintendo Wii. To gain acces...
11:43 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (January 14th - 20th)
As we return from CES (and dive headlong into the North American International Auto Show) we've got a number of our favorite TV shows returning from break. While sci fi fans wave good-bye to one hig...
11:37 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: cardboard cockroach, a milk carton pavilion and the iPotty
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. January is an exciting time for both green technology an...
11:19 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Newly discovered quasar cluster may be the largest structure in the universe
The Large Quasar Group isn't just a psychedelic cover band, but also an enormous cluster of quasars forming what an international team of astronomers led by University of Central Lancashire are call...
10:54 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget RadioShack's Target Mobile partnership to end on April 8th
If you're planning on waltzing into a Target store and picking up a cellphone with a monthly plan, you only have until April 8th to do so. RadioShack, which operates Target Mobile in 1,500 Target st...
10:39 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget VIA Motors introduces V-TRUX range of extended-range electric trucks, vans and SUVs
If you're launching a line of extended-range electric vehicles, ala the Chevy Volt, it's hard to imagine a better person to help you with the launch than Bob Lutz, the driving force behind that very...
10:30 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Best in show
Selecting the best in show is no easy task, because CES covers such a crazy range of devices: refrigerators, tablets, smartphones and even technologically advanced cutlery. This year was no differen...
10:06 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget American Airlines brings Gogo's Ku-band, ATG-4 internet to latest A320 and 737 aircraft
If you wind up cruising in one of American Airlines latest airliners, you'll likely be pleased with the WiFi that's also onboard. Gogo recently announced that its Ku-band satellite and peppy ATG-4 i...
09:50 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket hover, from its own point of view (video)
Ever wonder what it would be like to hover 131 feet above the ground through rocket power? You could come close with a jetpack, or you could watch a new SpaceX video that shows the Grasshopper reusa...
09:30 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Interview roundup
Our CES plates were jam-packed full of eye-opening conversations this year. We had the chance to speak to top tech luminaries, entrepreneurs, celebrities and fellow journalists. Much of that opportu...
09:16 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Hyundai unveils HCD-14 Genesis concept: suicide doors, gesture and eye controls
At NAIAS 2013 Hyundai has given an indication of where its "premium vehicles" are headed with its HCD-14 Genesis concept. Sporting a sharp-edged style and suicide doors, the sedan gets even better i...
09:15 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Crapgadget roundup
For every big name present at CES, there are literally hundreds of smaller companies littered throughout the show's many halls and venues. We make it our mission to walk every aisle in search of hid...
08:48 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Facebook's building something new, and we're liveblogging the announcement tomorrow!
Facebook had a banner year in 2012. It became a publicly-traded company, acquired Instagram, and continued to evolve its social network through added features and countless app updates. What're we g...
08:38 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget VL Destino is a 639hp, supercharged, V8-powered Fisker Karma (eyes-on)
People have gushed about the handling of the Fisker Karma, it's low, long and wide chassis said to provide amazing handling. But, the powertrain has certainly caused some... problems. So, VL Automot...
08:23 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft posts Windows Embedded 8 Industry Release Preview
Windows 8 Embedded Industry is an almost unsung part of Microsoft's roadmap: it's a tightly managed release meant for factories and retailers who care most about reliable machines. If you've ever wa...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Smartphones roundup
Smartphones at CES? Believe it or not, the mobile industry had a somewhat unremarkable presence at this year's show, as key handsets were few and far between. Most phone makers are much more keen to...
07:27 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Chrome 25 beta folds in Web Speech recognition, security whitelists
It's that special time of the season -- the time when Google posts another Chrome beta and teases what more timid among us will see in the stable release. With Chrome 25, the focus is on voice. The ...
07:20 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Gaming roundup
Ultra High Definition TV and -- surprisingly -- gaming took the spotlight at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Who'da thunk it? Certainly not me, Engadget's resident gaming dude. But here we ar...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner does as its name implies
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
06:37 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model X SUV hands-on (video)
We've seen the Model X in the flesh before, at its showy unveiling last February at which Tesla CEO Elon Musk turned up to show off the "Falcon Wing" rear doors and the rather... compact seating arr...
06:26 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for January 14th: Over-ear headphones, cameras and SSDs
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
06:00 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013 by the numbers
CES is pretty big. If you haven't already had it explained, it's a sprawling collection of cavernous halls, hotel suites and in-town meetings that require an unhealthy amount of coach trips and taxi...
05:37 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix lands deal for Turner and Warner Bros. TV series beginning in March
It looks like Netflix users in the US will soon have quite a few new TV series to choose from as they wait for Arrested Development to make its big return in May. The company announced today that it...
05:29 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 potentially spied lurking in a Czech overview (video)
There's still some doubt as to whether or not Android 4.2.2 is real, or just a figment of the imagination for Nexus 4 owners wanting the latest code. While we can't guarantee that last group's satis...
05:10 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Calling all web developers: Engadget is hiring!
AOL Tech -- the team behind Engadget, TUAW, Joystiq, Massively and more -- is looking for a great front-end developer who can help us take Engadget and our other blogs to new levels. The job is a fu...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: HDTV and connected devices roundup
As you may have guessed by scanning our CES coverage this year, HDTV -- particularly of the Ultra HD variety -- was kind of a big deal at this year's show. In fact, UHDTV's omnipresence fanned so mu...
04:35 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget VW unveils CrossBlue plug-in SUV with iPad mini headrests and 85MPGe efficiency (eyes-on)
America is the land of the SUV and so it's no surprise that Volkswagen came here to launch its CrossBlue plug-in concept. The SUV features a front-mounted diesel engine paired with an electric motor...
04:30 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget HP Envy x2 review: a tablet laptop hybrid that fails to deliver
Like every self-respecting company releasing new Windows 8 devices, HP has refreshed its existing laptops with touch-optimized features ready to handle the new OS' gestures. But also like any self-r...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Laptop and Ultrabook roundup
CES is done for another year, but before we can drop the microphone, we need to put together a reminisci-package to summarize the week in notebook computing. This year's show was chock-full with Ult...
03:31 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget BB 10 Twitter and Google Talk app integration leaks ahead of launch
Care for a sneak peek at BB 10's third party app integration? Well, if the screens above are to be believed (and we have reason to assume they're quite legit), standalone applications like Twitter a...
03:31 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Jinni's TV search tools selected by Time Warner and Vudu to power intelligent search
Whenever you ask a friend to suggest a good TV show, they often just bellow praise for The Wire, Breaking Bad or My Little Pony -- not useful if your tastes are a little more diverse. That's why maj...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Tablet roundup
The tablet landscape has changed greatly in a year's time, at least if you gauge what we've seen on the CES show floor. The 2012 expo was led mostly by high-end Android tablets. This year, Windows 8...
02:37 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Fireflies' bumpy abdomens may lead to brighter LEDs
Scientists who evidently spend too much time with fireflies have managed to put all that bug-watching to good use: developing brighter LEDs. One problem with that tech is that a lot of the light get...
02:12 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget ClamCase Pro makes your iPad look like a thick MacBook Air
When we reviewed the original ClamCase, we found a few flaws that kept it from being a homerun: a cramped keyboard, a mediocre plastic build and a cumbersome power switch. It was decent, but it coul...
01:45 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget NASA pays $17.8M for inflatable ISS expansion, orbital ball pit unconfirmed
Were you one of those lucky kids whose parents got you an inflatable castle for your birthday party, thus making all the other kids in the neighborhood jealous? You're about to get one-upped. NASA h...
01:05 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget San Antonio launching 'bookless' BiblioTech library in fall, places its eggs in digital basket
Hardbound books, apparently, are soooo 20th century -- at least for the upcoming BiblioTech library in San Antonio, Texas' south side. When the shiny, new public library opens its doors to bookworms...
12:10 pm EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget First Ultra HD channel goes live in Europe
Eutelsat Communications launched the first dedicated demonstration Ultra HD channel in Europe on January 8th. Delivered via satellite with the resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (4K) at 50 frames per secon...
11:21 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Gartner: PC sales continue to slide as tablets eat their lunch
PC shipments are still heading the wrong way down the gadget freeway, according to Gartner, who thinks that we're now consuming media mostly on tablets and just flitting over to the PC for grunt wor...
10:40 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung's next-gen Exynos 5 Octa rumored to have only current-gen PowerVR graphics
There's nothing we can concretely do or say about the Exynos 5 Octa until it's in a device and in our hands. It's all just educated guesswork in the meantime, but that happens to be something AnandT...
09:31 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Top Gun Blu-ray 3D details revealed, comes home February 19th after IMAX 3D run
After being delayed, Top Gun 3D will be released by Paramount in 2013. Prior to his passing late last year, director Tony Scott personally oversaw the remastering and conversion of the 80's classic ...
07:37 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Oracle patches Java exploits, toughens its default security levels
Oracle hasn't had a great start to 2013. It's barely into the new year, and Apple and Mozilla are already putting up roadblocks to some Java versions after discoveries of significant browser-based e...
05:34 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Evernote's Windows Phone app gets PIN lock, Business support in update
Evernote has been one busy bee, er, pachyderm lately -- extending its proverbial trunk to a more professional crowd with the launch of Evernote Business and even cozying up to Samsung's Terminator-so...
03:52 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 85-inch Ultra HD TV up for pre-order in Korea, priced at just $38k
At CES last week Samsung set a new benchmark in size with its 85-inch S9 that edged past the Ultra HD competition by one inch, and now it's setting a new high mark for price as well, at least in Kor...
03:34 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S series: over 100 million served
The Galaxy S III's 30 million sales landmark? Impressive, but still just part of a larger equation -- according to Samsung, its entire line of Galaxy S phones has now sold over 100 million units col...
03:12 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget How would you change the mid-2012 MacBook Air?
Remember when people decried the MacBook Air as a dumb idea when it first launched? Well, given the amount of Ultrabooks that are now floating around the world, we bet they've not shared that opinio...
02:30 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of January 7th, 2013
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 ...
02:00 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget ASUS MeMo Pad makes quiet post-CES debut, offers Jelly Bean and 16GB of storage for $150
Despite a strong showing of slates in 2012, ASUS showed precious few tablets at CES last week. Missing from the show? Its latest MeMo Pad -- a 7-inch 1024 x 600 tablet rocking Jelly Bean, 16GB of st...
12:39 am EST - Mon, January 14, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 01.07.2013
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...
11:48 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Northrop Grumman, Cassidian run Euro Hawk UAV through its first full test flight (video)
Europe isn't quite as firmly on the bleeding edge of UAVs as the US. Northrop Grumman and EADS-run Cassidian just brought the continent one step closer through the first full test flight of Euro Haw...
10:01 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Auto roundup
Every year at CES, the focus on autos and the tech they're outfitted with grabs a fair share of the attention in Las Vegas. This installment was no different. While several companies trotted out the...
08:00 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Digital cameras roundup
CES is far from a top-tier trade show for the digital imaging industry, but that didn't stop manufacturers from introducing new models. Android returned to Polaroid's booth with the underwhelming iM...
06:00 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget IRL: Rosetta Stone, PocketWizard and the TomTom Via 1530
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. Fun fact: ...
05:00 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 326: CES 2013 Closer - 01.13.2013
So, it's a wrap. Done, dusted. To celebrate, the whole Engadget crew rolls up for the last podcast from the show floor. It's fast-firing tech talk with a bunch of giveaways, and best of all you can ...
04:30 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Gear of CES 2013
You can't cover the latest tech without having some tried-and-true gear of your own, and we've done CES enough times to have our formula down pat. For sustenance: every brand of chips imaginable, be...
01:24 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Top Gun Blu-ray 3D details revealed, comes home February 19th after IMAX 3D run
After being delayed, Top Gun 3D will be released by Paramount in 2013. Prior to his passing late last year, director Tony Scott personally oversaw the remastering and conversion of the 80's classic ...
01:22 pm EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Flipboard refresh supports Android 4.2's Daydream mode
Flipboard readers on Android have a little more reason to celebrate beyond just the recent addition of tablet support. A quick update this weekend lets the curated news reader hook into Android 4.2'...
10:16 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Groupon Payments comes to Android, starts catching up to Square
Use Groupon Payments for your business? You just got a little more choice -- the popular deal broker just updated its Android app to support credit card transactions. The update brings the fledgling...
07:06 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Genius Ring Mouse 2 and Ring Presenter thumbs-on
With CES 2013 coming to a frigid conclusion here in Las Vegas, we moseyed our way to the Genius booth and went thumbs-on with the Ring Presenter and the Ring Mouse 2. Both use a 2.4GHz wireless USB ...
03:51 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best app building site or service?
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 Jeroen, who wants to use an app-build...
02:30 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of January 7th, 2013
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, both Nokia and Microsoft discussed strategy for the coming ye...
02:14 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Mobi-Lens smartphone tablet camera attachment hands-on
Here's the sort of thing Kickstarter is all about: those ideas that are so head-bangingly simple you get genuinely angry you didn't come up with them yourself. Someone from Mobi-Lens popped by the E...
01:50 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Parrot's eBee drone eyes-on
It wouldn't have been a proper Engadget CES stage without a few surprises. During his appearance, the company's CEO, Henri Seydoux, showed off one of its lesser-known drones, the eBee, a GPS-packing...
01:31 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Just Mobile's early-2013 range: AluCup, black HeadStand, AluFrame, AluPocket and Gum Max Duo
What we love about CES is that we get to see so many familiar faces in one week, and Just Mobile was one of them this year. Since our visit to its Taiwan office a few months ago, the award-winning a...
01:01 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget Noit Joystick makes an appearance at CES, promises more face time at CTIA
We get pitched plenty at our CES stage, but not everyone is as capable of stopping us in our tracks as Noit founder Lael Alexander, who busted out a dummy version of the Joystick (or Joistick, depen...
12:15 am EST - Sun, January 13, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.12.2013
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...
11:04 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Delta introduces revamped Fly Delta app for iPad with iOS 6 Passbook integration
Not only has Delta been eagerly embracing WiFi onboard its flights, the company's also been rolling out a digital makeover. Joining upgrades to its website, the airline has introduced a new iPad, si...
11:04 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Delta introduces Fly Delta app for iPad, iOS 6 Passbook integration
Not only has Delta been eagerly embracing WiFi onboard its flights, the company's also been rolling out a digital makeover. Joining upgrades to its website, the airline has introduced a new iPad, si...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget CES 2013: Household roundup
The household product category isn't the fastest-evolving in the technology scene. Our refrigerators and ovens are all "good enough" at this point that most folks don't worry that their food won't s...
09:09 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget The RK3066 Android 4.1 mini PC is the MK802's younger, smarter, cheaper brother, we go hands on
When the MK802 Android mini PC landed in our laps, it caused more than a ripple of interest. Since then, a swathe of "pendroids" have found their way to market, and the initial waves have died down....
09:09 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget The Android Mini PC RK3066 is the MK802's younger, smarter, cheaper brother, we go hands on
When the MK802 Android mini PC landed in our laps, it caused more than a ripple of interest. Since then, a swathe of "pendroids" have found their way to market, and the initial waves have died down....
08:00 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Wrap-up: Engadget editors sound off on CES 2013
This was our biggest CES group of all time, by a long shot. As we pack our bags and return to our home cities around the country and beyond, our team of ace editors took some time to share their fin...
06:50 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget BBK Vivo X1 hands-on
Even though we focus a lot of our CES coverage on the biggest (read: flagship) products announced at the show, we revel in the opportunity to find the little gems scattered in various corners of Las...
06:23 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts On Air go full-screen, put hosts front and center
Even with tweaks for musicians, Google+ Hangouts On Air have had sub-par layouts for presentations and performances; one-way stream from a band or teacher crops the view to a smaller size. As o...
05:48 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Olive One $400 high-fidelity streaming music player, hands-on
Many's the streamer that can assault your ears with audio of all sorts, but how many can do it simply, with irreproachable fidelity, and at a reasonable price? Few that we can think of, so that's ex...
04:03 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget US-CERT warns users to disable Java in web browsers, Apple and Mozilla move to block it
It's far from the first time that computer users have been warned to disable Java, but this latest security issue has risen to some high levels at a particularly rapid pace. After first being report...
03:49 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget US Bank kicks off 'Go Mobile' payment trials with NFC-equipped iPhone case
The iPhone may not come with built-in NFC, but that hasn't stopped it from finding itself at the center of plenty of NFC-based payment projects. The latest comes courtesy of US Bank, which is now ki...
01:16 pm EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Sony patent application reimagines PlayStation Move with ultrasonic capabilities, IR emitters
A redesigned PlayStation Move? Sony's taken a stab at it before -- but this time around, it's imagining a controller with ultrasonic location analysis and Wiimote-like IR tracking. A new patent appl...
11:52 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget TourWrist puts a twist on the photo sphere (hands-on video)
You've heard of Instagram, right? Are you familiar with Microsoft's Photosynth and Google's Photo Sphere on Nexus phones and tablets? How about Apple's brilliant continuous-scan panorama mode on iOS...
09:12 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Miveu intros updated X case that turns your iPhone 5 into a rugged POV camera, we go straps-on
We've seen rugged cases for iPhones before, even those that claim to give it action-cam credentials. Miveu rolled up to CES and revealed its latest offering that incorporates a wide-angle FOV lens (...
07:14 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Dropbox update for Android brings fast, public photo album sharing
Dropbox is rapidly bulking up its Android app's photo sharing strength after lavishing some early attention on iOS. A newly posted refresh for the Google-friendly version lets photographers mass-sel...
06:06 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Hewlett-Packard creates Converged Cloud unit, gets serious about the internet
Nearly a year after HP announced its cloud computing plans, it has finally gotten serious about the internet by creating a specialized business unit around it, according to AllThingsD. Dubbed the Co...
04:43 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget HiFiMAN launches HM-901 'high resolution' audio player, we go ears and hands on
The humble personal music player has seen many iterations over the last few decades. That doesn't mean that people aren't still giving the area some love, and HiFiMAN is definitely flying the flag w...
02:58 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Spnkix motorized skates crash the final Engadget CES podcast (video)
Right in the middle of our final CES podcast, we were mildly interrupted by a man on battery-powered heels. These are Spnkix, a pair of wheel-toting heels that can be lashed to your shoes (Men sizes...
02:55 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 55-inch OLED 3D HDTV eyes-on: one set, multiple views
Look closely at the image above. See that clear portion depicting a food fight? That's coming through the right lens of dedicated eyewear made specifically for Samsung's 55-inch OLED Multi-View HDTV...
02:54 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Crapgadget CES, round three: WheeMe massage robot whips its arms back and forth (video)
Why me?Continue reading Crapgadget CES, round three: WheeMe massage robot whips its arms back and forth (video)Comments...
02:00 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast CES closer
Hoooooooo-boy. We did it, guys! The craziest week of the year is finally over. It's time for a little R&R -- well, once we've spoken to our entire staff about the CES that was. We're tired, we'r...
02:00 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast CES closer (update: video embedded)
Hoooooooo-boy. We did it, guys! The craziest week of the year is finally over. It's time for a little R&R -- well, once we've spoken to our entire staff about the CES that is. We're tired, we're...
01:12 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Cambridge Consultants T, the tea-machine of the future taste test (video)
After water, tea is the world's favorite beverage, yet to the gadget-producing fraternity, it's cruelly ignored in favor of coffee machines. Thankfully, the folks at Cambridge Consultants are trying...
12:22 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Revolve Robotics' KUBI spins your tablet around for teleconferences, we go hands-on
We've been covering telepresence robots for years, but those that have materialized aren't exactly within most people's budget. However, if all you need is some way to rotate your view on the other ...
12:15 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Ultra HD TVs stole the show at CES 2013, but they're just part of the puzzle
Even before this year's CES kicked off, we knew Ultra High-Definition was going to dominate the show. Then from the first press conference to the last, 3,840 × 2,160 resolution displays were a...
12:00 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Node's George Yu
CES 2013 has been a big week for crowdfunded success stories. Node is amongst those whose Kickstarter campaign has resulted in a real, salable product. We'll be discussing the modular iPhone sensor ...
12:00 am EST - Sat, January 12, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Node's George Yu (update: video embedded)
CES 2013 has been a big week for crowdfunded success stories. Node is amongst those whose Kickstarter campaign has resulted in a real, salable product. We'll be discussing the modular iPhone sensor ...
11:57 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Benchmarking CES 2013's flagship smartphones
As you might've noticed, CES 2013 didn't turn out much in they way of smartphone reveals. Most of the mobile industry's big guns held back their reserves (Sony aside), prepping behind-the-scenes for...
11:48 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget In-Win D and H-Frame PC cases: Tubes, and LEDs and aluminum oh my! (hands-on)
Let's face it, PC cases are often pretty lame -- and traditionally something we don't chase down -- though In-Win's two launches at CES definitely beg for an exception. Heck, what can you say about ...
11:47 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Princip Interactive LED Futuro Cube hands-on
Playing around with ThinkGeek's table full of toys was unquestionably a highlight of 2013 CES experience, which is (thankfully) nearly at an end. In amongst the always awesome licensed Star Trek and...
11:44 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget The state of the second screen: Will TV companion apps proliferate or dwindle?
If you let the rows of 3D and 4k displays lining the halls of CES paint a picture of the future of television, you'd be missing a vital component. Tucked away inside a pair of ballrooms on Sin City'...
11:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.11.2013
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...
11:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth
Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has a long history of disrupting the industry, and this year's CES is no different. The entrepreneur / space tourist will join us to day to discuss his company's swipe ...
11:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth (update: video embedded)
Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth has a long history of disrupting the industry, and this year's CES is no different. The entrepreneur / space tourist will join us to day to discuss his company's swipe ...
11:11 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Winding Down
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. And just like that, we're through. It feels like just yesterday I was sitting down to write the introduc...
11:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Marvell's Winston Chen
Marvell's been all over the place this week, showing of some the best technology of 2013 it'll be helping to power. We'll be sitting down with the company's vice president of the smart home, Winston...
11:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Marvell's Winston Chen (update: video embedded)
Marvell's been all over the place this week, showing of some the best technology of 2013 it'll be helping to power. We'll be sitting down with the company's vice president of the smart home, Winston...
10:57 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget PrimeSense shows off tiny Capri sensor, yearns for 3D-sensing future (hands-on)
Though we wrote about it last month, PrimeSense is showing off its Capri sensor for the first time at CES 2013. As a refresher, the Capri is about ten times smaller than the company's existing 3D-se...
10:50 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget AblePlanet preps a gaming headset with smart haptics, we preview the tech inside (hands-on)
Headsets with vibrating haptics aren't exactly novel -- we've already seen such offerings from Skullcandy as well as Sony. Now AblePlanet is coming out with something similar, but the underlying tec...
10:47 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget A look around Haier's CES 2013 booth: HaiPads, plenty of panels and a wireless blender
Haier had a pretty formidable booth here at CES, so naturally, we had to swing by and cast our eyeballs over anything and everything there. A wall of TVs greeted us, which turned out to be the compa...
10:43 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Sprint joins BB10 bandwagon, 'plans' to carry devices 'later this year'
Ah, there you are, Sprint -- didn't speak up at first. Following confirmations by US carriers, Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T that they'd be carrying BlackBerry 10 devices this year, the Now Network...
10:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: show wrapup with the CEA's Gary Shapiro
What better way to bookend another successful CES than an interview with Gary Shapiro? The CES president joins us to talk about the week that was. January 11, 2013 6:00 PM EST Check out our full CES...
10:12 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Martian Passport Watch mixes Bluetooth and class, ships by March for $299 (hands-on)
The world of Bluetooth watches is getting immensely crowded. After years of trying, it seems as if Bluetooth watch makers finally have a captive audience. The Pebble smartwatch seems to be leading t...
10:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with ThinkGeek
Toys? Toys. We'll be talking to ThinkGeek about running a successful online business, how to stay novel in a world of noise and Toys. Mostly toys. January 11, 2013 5:30 PM EST Check out our full CES...
09:49 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Konka Expose 970 hands-on
Konka phones rarely (if ever) grace our desks at home, but the company certainly makes a solid effort to show them off to the masses at trade shows like CES. The latest device featured at Konka's bo...
09:43 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Verizon's 'six strikes' policy will reportedly make users watch an anti-piracy video before bandwidth is throttled
We got some details on Verizon's (and Time Warner Cable's) so-called six strikes policy for dealing with piracy back in November, but TorrentFreak has now turned up more details on just how it will ...
09:31 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend G350 hands-on (video)
Huawei made waves with three major phone announcements at this year's CES, but the Chinese phone maker brought along another unannounced device to show off in its booth. Called the Ascend G350, this...
09:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sculpteo's Clment Moreau
For a few years now, Sculpteo has taken a different approach to goal of mainstreaming 3D printing. While the competition races to produce the first popular consumer printer, Sculpteo keeps its eyes ...
09:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sculpteo's Clment Moreau (update: video embedded)
For a few years now, Sculpteo has taken a different approach to goal of mainstreaming 3D printing. While the competition races to produce the first popular consumer printer, Sculpteo keeps its eyes ...
09:26 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget JamStik portable MIDI guitar lets you play and learn on the iPad wirelessly
We heard from our friends over at TechCrunch (thanks, John Biggs!) that a company called Zivix has been showing off a cool little MIDI guitar at CES, so here it is! Dubbed the JamStik, this digital ...
09:20 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget 2013: The year that Valve attacks
I lost a bet with myself at CES 2013. In the gaming preview we published ahead of this week's big show, I wrote, "As per usual, the games industry and CES are acquaintances at best -- at least from ...
09:10 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 325: CES 2013 Day 3 - 01.11.2013
More gadgets, more gadgets, more gadgets. If you were wondering what to expect from today's podcast, may we refer you to the previous sentence? Brian, Tim and a host of other guests (including our c...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Vuzix's Paul Travers
Wearable domination at this year's show? Vuzix certainly had quite a presence at CES with those Smart Glasses we've been hearing so much about. We'll be discussing the product and the state of weara...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Vuzix's Paul Travers (update: video embedded)
Wearable domination at this year's show? Vuzix certainly had quite a presence at CES with those Smart Glasses we've been hearing so much about. We'll be discussing the product and the state of weara...
08:44 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Casio's G-Shock GB5600A pairs nicely with iPhones, takes us down memory lane (hands-on)
While Casio's G-Shock GB6900 was among the company's main focuses at CES 2013, there was yet another watch to be seen inside the company's booth. Interestingly enough, though, the Japanese firm wasn...
08:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with iRobot's Jeff Karlson
iRobot had a few surprises up its mechanical sleeves this week, including the Mirra 530 pool cleaning 'bot. We'll be speaking with the company's outdoor product manager, Jeff Karlson about that devi...
08:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with iRobot's Craig Henricksen
iRobot had a few surprises up its mechanical sleeves this week, including the Mirra 530 pool cleaning 'bot. We'll be speaking with the company's outdoor product manager, Jeff Karlson about that devi...
08:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with iRobot's Craig Henricksen (update: video embedded)
iRobot had a few surprises up its mechanical sleeves this week, including the Mirra 530 pool cleaning 'bot. We'll be speaking with the company's outdoor product manager, Jeff Karlson about that devi...
08:13 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Wysips solar-cell display reaches 90% transparency milestone, we go eyes-on
Wysips popped by our trailer at the show this year to celebrate the 90% transparency of its photovoltaic display overlay achievement with us -- and therefore with you. Last time we had a chance to p...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 165 - CES special - show 2
Not done with CES yet? Good, because the mobile crew are back on stage for more news from the show. Joining Brad and Myriam on stage this time are fellow Engadgeteers Joseph Volpe and Mat Smith, alo...
07:47 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Kodak patent sale approved by Judge, Apple, Google to pay $527 million
Despite hammering out the details late last year, Kodak still had to wait for the Bankruptcy court to greenlight its big patent sale. Today, that happened: Judge Allan Gropper has approved the $527 ...
07:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 011 - 1.11.13 CES special
While we're up and podcasting, the rest of Europe is (or at least in the large part, should be) in bed. That's doesn't deter the crew from convening on stage, and giving its take on CES so far. Ever...
07:18 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.4 is out and so are we
We're cracking up over here -- literally. It's our sixth day of coverage live from CES and the long hours and lack of daylight are playing tricks on us. While the working conditions have not been ki...
07:12 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 supposedly shipping with new Nexus 4 units in Brazil and Malaysia
Google has a tendency to post minor Android updates on devices and timetables we wouldn't entirely expect. We might just be witnessing a repeat: both Brazil's Adrenaline and Malaysia's Lowyat.net cl...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Romotive's Keller Rinaudo
Romotive was on-hand this week showing off the latest version of its Romo iPhone robot. Clearly we haven't spent enough time with the adorable little guy. The company's CEO and co-founder Keller Rin...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Romotive's Keller Rinaudo (update: video embedded)
Romotive was on-hand this week showing off the latest version of its Romo iPhone robot. Clearly we haven't spent enough time with the adorable little guy. The company's CEO and co-founder Keller Rin...
06:48 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Fibaro home automation system comes to the US, company releases smart power strip (video)
If you've heard of Fibaro already, you'll just have to forgive us this post: although the home automation system is already available in 43 countries, it's just arriving in the US, with the main box...
06:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Indiegogo's Slava Rubin
Crowdfunded projects have been one of the surprise success stories of this year's CES. Thankfully, we've got one of the most knowledgeable people on the topic around, Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin. Janu...
06:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Indiegogo's Slava Rubin (update: video embedded)
Crowdfunded projects have been one of the surprise success stories of this year's CES. Thankfully, we've got one of the most knowledgeable people on the topic around, Indiegogo CEO Slava Rubin. Janu...
06:29 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Google introduces its Zavers digital coupon service
Didn't think there were enough coupon services? Well, Google thinks it can do it right with its new Zavers "digital coupon solution." The big G claims that its take on discounts and deals allows com...
06:14 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Facebook tests $100 charge to message strangers, isn't a big fan of spam
Facebook raised alarm bells among some social networkers when it confirmed that it's experimenting with letting strangers message them for a fee. As we're learning, however, it's keenly aware of the...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Formlabs' Maxim Lobovsky
We've already had a handful of 3D printing companies swing by our stage this year, but what sets Formlabs apart from the increasing competition is a focus on bringing professional level printing to ...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Formlabs' Maxim Lobovsky (update: video embedded)
We've already had a handful of 3D printing companies swing by our stage this year, but what sets Formlabs apart from the increasing competition is a focus on bringing professional level printing to ...
05:58 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 arrives on AT&T for $200
The Lenovo IdeaTab A2107, which was announced at IFA this past fall, has now officially been adopted by AT&T as its newest member of the carrier's tablet lineup. You can grab the 7-inch slate fo...
05:58 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 arrives on AT&T for $200 without contract
The Lenovo IdeaTab A2107, which was announced at IFA this past fall, has now officially been adopted by AT&T as its newest member of the carrier's tablet lineup. You can grab the 7-inch slate fo...
05:43 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget QNX outfits a Bentley Continental GT with Car Platform 2.0, we go hands-on (video)
Just a few short days ago, QNX announced its Car Platform 2.0 and plans for outfitting developers during the course of the year. Of course, the co-star of that announcement was the Bentley Continent...
05:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Oculus's Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell (update: speaker change)
Is 2013 the year of the wearable here at CES? It's certainly shaping up to be one of the bigger trends of the show, thanks in no small part to the folks at Oculus. We've already spent some time with...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with WiTricity's Eric Giler
Here's an exciting one for all of you wireless charging nerds. We've got the Eric Giler, the CEO of WiTricity on-stage to discuss the future of over-the-air electricity. January 11, 2013 12:30 PM ...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with WiTricity's Eric Giler (update: video embedded)
Here's an exciting one for all of you wireless charging nerds. We've got the Eric Giler, the CEO of WiTricity on-stage to discuss the future of over-the-air electricity. January 11, 2013 12:30 PM ...
04:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Razer's Heath Hatcher
Sure plenty of companies are waiting for devoted conferences like E3 to launch their peripherals, but this year's CES has afforded an interesting opportunity for smaller organizations to steal the s...
04:30 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Razer's Heath Hatcher (update: video embedded)
Sure plenty of companies are waiting for devoted conferences like E3 to launch their peripherals, but this year's CES has afforded an interesting opportunity for smaller organizations to steal the s...
04:16 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Apple TV adds rare regional service with Watchever in Germany
Sometimes minor-sounding events presage bigger things to come (and sometimes not), so Cupertino's recent addition of a new subscription service app to Apple TV in Germany, Watchever, made our ears p...
04:02 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Verizon says nearly half of data use on its network relies on LTE
Verizon was the second US carrier to launch an LTE network, giving it ample opportunity to extend its 4G reach in more than two years. And according to network engineering VP Mike Haberman, it has -...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Come join us tonight in Las Vegas for a special Engadget CES Partycast!
The show is winding down, but we're not done yet. Tonight at 6:00pm PT (9:00pm ET) we'll be having our final live Engadget Podcast from our stage on the International CES 2013 show floor. And, since...
02:39 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Leaked images may show black & white Blackberry Z10s, BBM Video and more
As Sony, Apple and others well know, it's hard to slip a phone into the marketplace without leaks, considering the many, many points on the supply chain where Mr. Blurrycam can spot it. This time, R...
02:39 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Leaked images may show black & white Blackberry Z10s, BBM Video and more (updated)
As Sony, Apple and others well know, it's hard to slip a phone into the marketplace without leaks, considering the many, many points on the supply chain where Mr. Blurrycam can spot it. This time, R...
02:25 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Boeing's Dreamliner will be subjected to FAA review following fire, won't be grounded
A fire onboard a super-spec 787 Dreamliner last week has led the FAA to order a review of the aircraft's critical systems and assembly. The Dreamliner has had its share of teething problems, not lea...
01:04 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Reebok and mc10 team up to build CheckLight, a head impact indicator to help diagnose concussions (hands-on)
Concussions have always been a concern for those who play contact sports. However, there's been a renewed focus in recent years by the sports community -- the NFL in particular -- to learn more abou...
01:04 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Reebok and mc10 team up to build CheckLight, a head impact indicator (hands-on)
Concussions have always been a concern for those who play contact sports. However, there's been a renewed focus in recent years by the sports community -- the NFL in particular -- to learn more abou...
12:15 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Blackberry users suffer fresh server chills across UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa
It's 2013 and RIM's BlackBerry servers seem to be as grumpy as ever -- and totally oblivious to the need for happy headlines in the run up to January 30th. We're hearing from multiple readers that B...
12:15 pm EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Blackberry users suffer fresh server chills across UK, Europe, Africa (update: it's a Vodafone problem)
It's 2013 and RIM's BlackBerry servers seem to be as grumpy as ever -- and totally oblivious to the need for happy headlines in the run up to January 30th. We're hearing from multiple readers that B...
11:17 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Chrome 24 fixes two dozen bugs, promises to speed things up
Google's latest browser update landed today with little fanfare from Mountain View -- just a tiny blog post proclaiming a faster, more stable Chrome. Diving into the build's change notes, however, r...
10:27 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget IBM caps two decades as heavyweight champion of the patent world
Thinking about beefing up your IP profile? Try giving IBM a call. For twenty consecutive years, it's been awarded more patents than any other company. According to IFI Claims Patent Services, IBM wa...
09:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Google starts giving more developers the ability to reply to Google Play comments
Google first gave some leading developers the ability to reply to user comments on Google Play last year, but it looks like it's now letting considerably more devs in on the act. While it's not yet ...
08:42 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Plextor trots out M5M series mSATA drives at CES
Plextor just unearthed a new lineup of mSATA drives that will be targeted at enthusiasts looking to give their ultraportables an additional shot of adrenaline. Known as the M5M series, the diminutiv...
07:23 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget BenQ unveils two 1080p 3D projectors at CES
BenQ isn't holding any keynotes, but the company does have a presence here at CES. In fact it rolled out a pair of 1080p 3D projectors today for the home theater enthusiast. The W1070 and W1080ST ar...
06:11 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget iFrogz's Caliber Advantage iPhone 5 gaming case hands-on
It's no secret that iOS mobile gaming leaves us wanting when it comes to physical controls. Fortunately, at CES 2013, iFrogz is out to fill that void with the Caliber Advantage iPhone case-gone-cons...
05:00 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Zoom iQ5 professional stereo microphone hands-on
Earlier at CES, we got our hands on the Rode iXY 30-pin stereo microphone iPhone add-on that left our Lightning users a bit sad. Cheer up! The folks over at Zoom got us over to their booth to take a...
04:00 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft confirms R2 Studios acquisition, makes Krikorian a VP with the Xbox in mind
Microsoft is silent no longer on its buyout of R2 Studios. The software giant has officially confirmed its purchase of R2, a home automation and entertainment startup, for an unspecified amount. It'...
03:47 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung confirms no Windows RT tablets for US markets, blames tepid retail demand
Well, the Windows RT tablet market just got a bit less crowded, as Samsung has confirmed to CNET that its ATIV Tab won't be sold or distributed in the US. The company's decision is based in part upo...
03:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast with Jon Rettinger and Phil DeFranco
Yes, friends, it's the penultimate Engadget CES podcast! This time out, Tim and Brian will be be joined by TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger and YouTube superstar Phil DeFranco to discuss all of Wednesd...
03:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast with Jon Rettinger and Phil DeFranco (update: video update)
Yes, friends, it's the penultimate Engadget CES podcast! This time out, Tim and Brian will be be joined by TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger and YouTube superstar Phil DeFranco to discuss all of Wednesd...
03:09 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Crapgadget CES, round two: Necomimi brainwave cat ears (video)
Mee ow... Daniel Orren contributed his brain and dignity for this report.Continue reading Crapgadget CES, round two: Necomimi brainwave cat ears (video)Comments...
02:48 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Rapoo TV claims to make 'any HDTV smart,' is compatible with iOS and Android
Less than 24 hours after announcing the H9080 wireless headphones, Rapoo's let it be known that its CES 2013 repertoire also includes a little something for the living room (or bedroom, depending on...
02:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Mobile Podcast
The mobile crew are back for their second podcast of CES. We can be pretty sure there's a stack of phone-related news to cover, and only an hour in which to tackle it. This is your gentle reminder n...
02:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Mobile Podcast (update: video embedded)
The mobile crew are back for their second podcast of CES. We can be pretty sure there's a stack of phone-related news to cover, and only an hour in which to tackle it. This is your gentle reminder n...
02:29 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Windows RT Jailbreak tool is out, makes running unsigned code a pushbutton affair
As is the way of such things, just days after one coder figured out a way around Microsoft's Windows RT controls another individual has created an easy-to-use tool based on the example. Posted by ne...
01:52 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Geonaute's 360 degree sports camera catches all the action, even our hands on
Sport and action cameras are big business, and even though there are a couple of main players, it doesn't stop other's trying to get a bite of the apple. Geonaute, however, have come at the situatio...
01:43 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget TCL shows off MoVo Google TV box, 'China Star' 110-inch 4K TV
Chinese manufacturer TCL has a rather significant showing at CES 2013, with a number of TVs and TV-related products. We're not sure if we'll be seeing any of these debut in the US, but among them we...
01:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Eurocast
They've been keeping quiet so far, but there's every chance they are going to make up for it now. Engadget's euro-crew will be stepping up to the stage for their take on the week's technological tri...
01:30 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Eurocast (update: video embedded)
They've been keeping quiet so far, but there's every chance they are going to make up for it now. Engadget's euro-crew will be stepping up to the stage for their take on the week's technological tri...
01:21 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget GE looking to saddle up with TI, bring dual-piezo jet cooling to market
We're often disappointed when 'cool'-looking inventions never come to market, but it looks like the dual-piezo jet fans we saw in GE's labs recently have a fighting chance. The company told us at CE...
01:10 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Translusense clear keyboard eyes-on
You might have forgotten about this guy. It's been over a year since Jason Giddings put his clear keyboard concept up on Kickstarter. Well, the infrared-based touch board may not have found enough b...
12:46 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget NPD report finds Xbox 360 'dominated' 2012 console sales, 890,000 Wii Us sold in the US so far
It's a trend that's been clear for some time now, but NPD's year-end report out today has confirmed that the Xbox 360 is the clear winner in console sales for 2012, with 1.4 million units sold in De...
12:40 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft hopes to patent an 'inconspicuous mode' for phones
We've all seen That Person in the movie theater: the one whose compulsive texting guarantees a distraction for everyone through the bright screen. Microsoft might not change that disruptive behavior...
12:32 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Crapgadget CES, round one: the iPotty iPad dock
Compatible with children aged 3 years and under. Kevin Wong contributed too much to this report. Filed under: Household, TabletsComments...
12:20 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget BenQ's RL2455HM gaming monitor cranks up response time to 1ms
CES rolls on, and BenQ's got a new monitor to vie for your gaming dollars. The new RL2455HM "professional gaming monitor" is based off last year's RL2450HT but with increased GTG response time, 2-wa...
12:15 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.10.2012
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...
12:15 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.10.2013
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...
12:00 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Osungo readies a garden of super-efficient Flower Power USB chargers (hands-on)
It's normally hard to spruce up a USB power charger, but Osungo gave us a pleasant little treat at its CES booth. It's readying a Flower Power series of wall adapters that are unabashedly cute and, ...
12:00 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Samsung's Mobile Application Bootcamp
Samsung's Ryan Bidan will be joining us on stage again to hand out scholarships for the company's Mobile Application Boot Camp program. We'll be chatting with Ryan about the program and discussion a...
12:00 am EST - Fri, January 11, 2013
Engadget Romo gen 3 gains Lightning connector, we go hands-on (video)
Remember Romo, the adorable iPhone-faced track-equipped robot? We met up with Romotive in Vegas at CES 2013 to play with the 3rd generation model that was recently launched on Kickstarter. The compa...
11:53 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Transview touch-sensitive transparent display case eyes-on (video)
Transparent displays are nothing new, but while trawling the labyrinthine backstreets of CES in search of hidden gems, we couldn't help but stop at IL WOO's booth and ogle one. The company was demoi...
11:48 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Gadmei 3D HD Pad hands-on (video)
While some have declared 3D dead, Chinese electronics firm Gadmei doesn't appear to have received the memo. Cruising the outskirts of the Las Vegas Convention Center, we came across the company's fo...
11:44 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Huawei's Richard Yu confirms 8-core chip for 2H 2013, teases super slim P series phone for MWC
We never thought our day could get any better after Huawei's Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu became available again for our CES stage interview (there was originally a "last minute urgent con...
11:36 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Sony SimulView gets even more bananas in 4K, we go eyes-on
We've seen Sony SimulView in action before -- the system was first unveiled on Sony's tiny 24-inch PlayStation 3D Display back at E3 2011 -- but never quite like this. An 84-inch 4K LED Sony televis...
11:35 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget iMusic BodyRhythm musical shiatsu vest shoulders-on (video)
After a long week of schlepping around the Las Vegas Convention Center, there are few things we'd like more than a good shoulder rub. iMusic's BodyRhythm musical shiatsu vest promises to turn your f...
11:28 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos hands-on (video)
When it comes to Samsung's collection of large-screened phones, the Galaxy Note II (as well as the Galaxy S III) takes the bulk of the mindshare. And while that particular handset is the flagship, t...
11:09 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Hyundai's in-car tech for 2014: CloudCar, MirrorLink and a 9.2-inch display
Many who live in North America wouldn't put Hyundai at the forefront of in-car technology, but the Korean au hoping to change that reputation by 2014 with a more internet- and mobile-savvy platform....
11:07 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget President Obama signs Video Privacy Protection bill, now Netflix can share to Facebook
Netflix has been lobbying hard for changes to a law that it believed barred it from sharing the videos users watch on social media services, and now the law has changed. After H.R. 6671 passed throu...
11:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with WiGig's Ali Sadri
WiGig has some big news to share last week, when it announced that it would be merging with the WiFi Alliance. We'll be discussing the marriage with the organization's President and Chairman, Ali Sa...
11:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with ZTE's Lixin Chen
It may not be the biggest mobile show around, what with MWC just around the corner, but ZTE's using this year's CES to make its presence known with the launch of handsets like the Grand S. We'll be ...
11:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with ZTE's Lixin Chen (update: video embedded)
It may not be the biggest mobile show around, what with MWC just around the corner, but ZTE's using this year's CES to make its presence known with the launch of handsets like the Grand S. We'll be ...
10:37 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Silicon Image UltraGig 6400 wireless HDMI, hands-on (video)
Silicon Image is hoping that you'll want to play HD from your handheld device on a big screen without taking the more convoluted WiFi route using DLNA, Airplay and the like. As such, the company too...
10:31 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Google Chrome launches new Beta Channel for Android
Google's announced a new Chrome Beta channel for its phone and tablet iteration. Google's desktop browser (on Mac Windows, Linux and Chrome OS) already has early access channels to new (and sometime...
10:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Wacom's Scott Rawlings
A different sort of tablet than we're used to seeing at show like CES, we're going to be chatting up Wacom's VP of marketing, Scott Rawlings about the company's place in the market. January 10, 2013...
10:22 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget AMD shows off a reference laptop with a quad-core, x86-based Temash chip
Earlier today AMD's director of global business units marketing, John Taylor, joined us on our CES stage to talk chips. Specifically, tablet chips, and laptop chips, and chips for products that have...
10:22 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget AMD shows off a reference device with a quad-core, x86-based Temash chip
Earlier today AMD's director of global business units marketing, John Taylor, joined us on our CES stage to talk chips. Specifically, tablet chips, and laptop chips, and chips for products that have...
10:03 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Pioneer shows off 2013 headunit line, rocks our minds with bass (video)
Pioneer launched a stack of new sets this year for CES as well as an iPhone 5 connectivity solution for those left hanging since upgrading to Apple's latest phone. We've seen the headunit specs so ...
10:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Huawei's Richard Yu (updated x2)
This may not have been a huge mobile show for most companies (what with MWC just over the horizon), but Huawei certainly has lots to talk about. The CEO of the company's consumer business group Rich...
09:45 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Skullcandy's Crusher ears-on at CES: rumbling headphones that you'll actually want
Over the years, our ears have been treated (or tormented, depending on perspective) to a variety of rumbles from a multitude of wub-wub headphones. Typically, it's the gaming headphone sector that g...
09:36 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hauppauge introduces the HD PVR 2 video recorder
Almost five years after the introduction of the very first consumer-priced HD capture device, the HD PVR, Hauppauge has introduced the HD PVR 2 model 1512. Joining the new HD PVR 2 GE Plus, released...
09:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview Verizon's Praveen Atreya
At 5PM, we'll be talking to Verizon director of network and technology, Praveen Atreya about, you know, networking and technology and the light. January 10, 2013 5:00 PM EST Check out our full CES...
09:17 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Epic Citadel and other 'development showcases' for Oculus Rift available with dev kits in March
The impressive Epic Citadel demo we got to explore using Oculus Rift's incredible virtual reality development kit will ship alongside the headset this March, the company tells Engadget. "Any content...
09:13 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Audi shows off 'Piloted Driving' (video)
Audi's booth was visually the most arresting we've seen this year because it was both packed to overflowing with people and beautiful shiny things and because the floor, ceiling and walls were reall...
09:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sony's TV division
It's time for Sony interview number two. As mentioned early, the company goes all out each CES, and this year is no different. This time out, we'll be chatting up a rep from the company's TV wing. J...
08:48 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the MID7065, Coby's first tablet with Google Play on board
We've seen a few budget tablets debut at CES this year -- the Vivitar Camelio and Polaroid's M7 among them -- and the latest 7-incher to cross our path is Coby's MID7065. This $150 slate runs Androi...
08:44 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Verizon-bound Pantech Perception leaks: 1.5GHz S4, 720p display, LTE and Android
Sure, Pantech's 4.8-inch Discover HD for AT&T had its official announcement around CES, and now it appears Verizon will get its own variant of the Android smartphone. The ever-resourceful evleak...
08:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with GM's Phil Abram
At 4:00, we'll be chatting up General Motors' chief infotainment officer Phil Abram about the ways in which smartphones, touchscreens and in-car apps are transforming the automotive industry. Januar...
07:41 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Skype 6.1 for Windows adds Outlook integration, (slightly) refreshed toolbar
Skype's latest update has arrived on Windows (although not Windows 8) and, likely due to its status within Microsoft, it's integrated Outlook features into version 6.1 alongside some cosmetic refres...
07:33 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Ice Computer demos modular xPC with working 9.7-inch xPad tablet, we go hands-on at CES (video)
We've seen plenty of Ice Computer at various trade shows in recent years, most recently at Computex in Taipei, but the company has yet to ship a product. Under most circumstances, we'd label its fla...
07:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 324: CES 2013 Day 2 - 01.10.2013
Geeks? We got them. Five of the word's finest on the Engadget stage no less. Day two of CES and Tim and Brian are joined by Nicole Scott and Sascha Pallenberg from Netbook News plus Techfoolery's As...
07:11 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Sony hopes to turn on PlayStation web shop in US this month
Sony is way beyond fashionably late to the console web store party in the US next to the likes of Microsoft, but it told CNET here at CES 2013 that it hopes to officially bring its Sony Entertainmen...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with OLPC's Giulia D'Amico and Bob Hacker
One Laptop Per Child had a nice little surprise up its not-for-profit sleeves earlier this week in the form of its its latest computing device dedicated for developing world education. We'll be sitt...
06:50 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 332 - CES special show 2
Richard and Ben take to the stage once again to discuss the second wave of new releases. Joining them on stage is Ted Head from Silicon Dust who gives us a tour of its latest product. The rest of th...
06:50 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 332 - CES special show 2 01.10.13
Richard and Ben take to the stage once again to discuss the second wave of new releases. Joining them on stage is Ted Head from Silicon Dust who gives us a tour of its latest product. The rest of th...
06:40 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.3 has arrived!
Three, two, one... Contact! We've reached a heightened level of delirium here at Engadget HQ -- this being our eighth day since touch down -- but we've saved just enough of our sanity to bring you t...
06:38 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Archos' Titanium tablet line (video)
Archos' Platinum line of tablets already got the hands-on treatment from us earlier this week, but today we stopped by Archos' CES 2013 booth one more time to take a look at the similarly named Tita...
06:35 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: CEO Frederic Rose explains Technicolor's Qeo connection
When even your fellow tech editors ask "Why are you interviewing Technicolor?", you know there's a wide disconnect between the perception of a company and what it actually does. But the firm best kn...
06:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Beats audio announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO
Beats snapped up music service MOG back in summer for a tidy sum of $14 million. Since then it's been unclear on what it intended to do with it. Today we learn that Dre and Lovine have appointed for...
06:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Myriad's Olivier Bartholot
We've invited Myriad VP Olivier Bartholot back to our stage for a second year to talk about the company's products like iOS-based Android emulator Alien Dalvik. Join us after the break for a piece o...
06:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Beats Electronics announces project Daisy music service, appoints new CEO
Beats snapped up music service MOG back in summer for a tidy sum of $14 million. Since then it's been unclear on what it intended to do with it. Today we learn that Dre and Iovine have appointed for...
06:05 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the PowerA's Moga Pro
Perhaps the form factor of PowerA's previous Moga -- a Bluetooth-enabled Android game controller -- was too mobile for you? PowerA's got you covered, showing off its full controller-sized Moga Pro t...
06:02 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS unveils 'simpler' 4G plans with unlimited data for $60
MetroPCS has just announced new 4G LTE data plans for those who don't want to keep one eye on data usage or try to decipher the complexity of other offerings. You'll get unlimited talk and text with...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sandisk's Dinesh Bahal
Is solid state storage you're thing? We'll be getting a demo of hard drive swapping from Sandisk's vice president of retail product marketing, Dinesh Bahal, just after the break. January 10, 2013 1:...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sandisk's Dinesh Bahal (update: video embedded)
Is solid state storage you're thing? We'll be getting a demo of hard drive swapping from Sandisk's vice president of retail product marketing, Dinesh Bahal, just after the break. January 10, 2013 1:...
05:47 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget GameStick pulled from Kickstarter due to IP dispute
The Android-based gaming console GameStick was just pulled from Kickstarter, according to an email we just received from Kickstarter support. Its project page is no longer accessible, and the only i...
05:47 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget GameStick pulled from Kickstarter due to IP dispute (update: it's back!)
The Android-based gaming console GameStick was just pulled from Kickstarter, according to an email we just received from Kickstarter support. Its project page is no longer accessible, and the only i...
05:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with 50 Cent
Yes, that 50 Cent. Curtis Jackson III will be joining Brian on stage to discuss his move from rapper to headphone mogul, as the CEO of SMS Audio. 50's partner in audio, SMS President Brian Nohe will...
05:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with 50 Cent (update: video embedded)
Yes, that 50 Cent. Curtis Jackson III will be joining Brian on stage to discuss his move from rapper to headphone mogul, as the CEO of SMS Audio. 50's partner in audio, SMS President Brian Nohe will...
05:19 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Atheros' Skifta app brings DLNA media streaming to iOS
Android users have been using Skifta, the mobile media streaming platform, for a couple years now, shooting media to and from their phones and tablets wirelessly. Today, Apple users can get on the a...
05:06 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget In-Win flaunts tubular, finny cases that let your components breathe fresh air
Worried that your PC case can't stand up to a natural disaster, or doesn't resemble a radiator enough? In-Win's read your mind with a couple of open-plan models from CES 2013: the aluminum D-Frame (...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with AMD's John Taylor
Ready to talk mobile and desktop graphics? Us too, that's why we've asked AMD's director of global business units marketing, John Taylor to join us on the stage this morning. Follow all of the inter...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with AMD's John Taylor (update: video embedded)
Ready to talk mobile and desktop graphics? Us too, that's why we've asked AMD's director of global business units marketing, John Taylor to join us on the stage this morning. Follow all of the inter...
04:32 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Get your Engadget tee at our CES vending machine: a guide
Hey you, wondering tech obsessive. Want a t-shirt with some white outlines that prove you attended CES this year. Then you'd best make your way around to the Engadget stage (between North and Centra...
04:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Parrot's Henri Seydoux
What will we be doing with Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux? Playing with the company's AR.Drone, obviously. And who knows, maybe Brian and Richard Lai will ask the exec some questions, too. January 10, 2...
04:30 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Parrot's Henri Seydoux (update: video embedded)
What will we be doing with Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux? Playing with the company's AR.Drone, obviously. And who knows, maybe Brian and Richard Lai will ask the exec some questions, too. January 10, 2...
04:06 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Archos debuts four new tablets at CES 2013, dubbed the Titanium line
In Archos' ongoing initiative to create way, way more tablets than anyone else, the company this morning unveiled four new tablets in what it's calling the "Titanium" line (not to be confused with t...
02:49 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Amzer Shatterproof iPhone film hands-on
Amzer was demonstrating its Shatterproof iPhone protective film at CES and while we might not stretch as far as to say it makes your phone shatterproof, we can attest to it being pretty tough. The f...
02:27 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Amazon AutoRip deal gives a free MP3 version of any CD purchase made since 1998
Amazon launched a new service that will start offering a free MP3 album of any CD you buy from them. Better still, you'll get versions of any album you've purchased in the last 15 years. The servic...
01:33 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Nokia says Lumia smartphones did 'better than expected' last quarter: 4.4 million units sold
In the process of drawing up its quarterly results, Nokia has uncovered some good news to report. The manufacturer says its Lumia portfolio "delivered better than expected results" in Q4, selling 4....
01:32 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Art Lebedev Studio's Optimus Popularis
We've long been fans of the creative art / technology mashup, Art Lebedev Studio. Of course we've seen the Optimus Popularis come across our feeds many times but surprisingly this is the first time...
12:54 pm EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Game Boy repurposed as an Android gamepad, adds retro flair to your mobile gaming
Many of us whiled away untold hours of our youth mashing the D-pad, A and B buttons of the original Game Boy, which is why we've seen many hacks using its iconic hardware. Gaming on mobile touchscre...
11:58 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Google boss suggests North Korean government should embrace the internet
Speaking to reporters in Beijing airport after his trip to Pyongyang, Google's Eric Schmidt has expressed bewilderment at the fact that North Korean citizens still aren't hooked up to the web. He po...
11:25 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Fitocracy arrives for Android users needing an exercise level-up
Athletes wanting to motivate themselves with Fitocracy's game-like ranking system have had to carry an iPhone to get the full experience, at least if they wanted to go beyond the website. They've go...
10:32 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget ZTE, European carrier teaming up on a Firefox OS phone for 2013
As much as we've heard about Firefox OS, there hasn't been a lot of talk about actual devices. We can put at least one major manufacturer on the list, however. ZTE's US chief Cheng Lixin tells Bloom...
09:43 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Yep, there's now a 'seal of approval' for the scientific accuracy of novels
Ever think that the mystery and sci-fi genres could use an extra shot of reality? Well, if the Washington Academy of Sciences has anything to say about the matter, you'll never again need to wonder ...
08:56 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Kindle Touch updated with new UI, Whipersync for Voice and comic book navigation
Still have an old Kindle Touch sitting around? You have some new features to play with. Despite replacing it with a brighter son, Amazon is still updating its original touch sensitive e-reader -- ou...
08:48 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II Plus revealed with dual-core 1.2GHz CPU and Jelly Bean
Samsung just unleashed a new phone into the world, but you've probably heard of it before: it's the Galaxy S II Plus. The handset serves as a modest update to the original Galaxy S II, which contain...
08:18 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Netflix confirms 14 new Arrested Development episodes, the Bluth family returns to screens this May
If you asked Netflix, it'd probably agree there's more money to be had from the Bluth Family's banana stand -- after all, it did buy the exclusive rights to it. After months of waiting and anticipat...
07:27 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile to offer BlackBerry 10 devices at launch
Can't wait for RIM's big mobile refresh? Neither can major US carriers, apparently. Just like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile have confirmed that they'll be carrying BlackBerry 10 devices at launch, ...
06:34 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Hello Kitty paints CES 2013 pink
Massive TVs, check. Slim laptops, check. Hello Kitty gadgets galore, check. So goes the typical CES checklist, and 2013 isn't any different. Several of the feline-adorned paraphernalia we saw on the...
05:48 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Lynx Laboratories prepping Kickstarter for all-in-one Kinect-like camera system
Texas-based start-up Lynx Laboratories has been teasing its creation, a 3D camera system for the better part of a month now. Now it's finally prepping to make a serious stab at a market that's still...
04:40 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with LG's streaming Smart Sound Bar
Among the many, many things that LG is unveiling at CES this year is the curious addition of a sound bar with built-in video streaming. That still sounds like a contradiction of purpose to us, but t...
04:05 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant
It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning le...
04:00 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with eFun's Nextbook 7GP and 8GP budget-friendly tablets
Not content with showing off its handy aPen Touch8 for those Windows 8 laptops which lack touch capabilities, eFun also let us play around a bit with two of its newest Nextbook tablets here at CES 2...
03:30 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast with Ashley Esqueda, Nicole Scott and Sascha Pallenberg
It's day two of CES, as there's already plenty to talk about. Thankfully, we've got plenty of guests to discuss all the news with, including Techfoolery's Ashley Esqueda and Nicole Scott and Sascha ...
03:30 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast with Ashley Esqueda, Nicole Scott and Sascha Pallenberg (update: video embedded)
It's day two of CES, as there's already plenty to talk about. Thankfully, we've got plenty of guests to discuss all the news with, including Techfoolery's Ashley Esqueda and Nicole Scott and Sascha ...
03:07 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget LG Ultra HD Touch Display hands-on (video)
We bet you're yawning at the mention of 4K TVs by now, but here's a slight twist on that high-res concept. LG is showing off the so-called Ultra HD Touch display at its CES booth. It's pretty much w...
03:00 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Neonode's Proximity multi-sensing technology hands-on (video)
Remember Neonode? The company's troubled N2 handset was so beleaguered with problems that less than a year after it launched, the company filed for bankruptcy. Since its lowest ebb, the company has ...
02:50 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Polaroid shows off M10 tablet for $229, we go hands-on (video)
Polaroid had its 7-inch M7 slate on hand at CES 2013, and you best believe there's an older sibling in that other requisite slate size: the 10.1-inch M10. (We dig the straightforward naming scheme w...
02:50 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Polaroid shows off M10 tablet for $229, we go hands-on
Polaroid had its 7-inch M7 slate on hand at CES 2013, and you best believe there's an older sibling in that other requisite slate size: the 10.1-inch M10. (We dig the straightforward naming scheme w...
02:45 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Polaroid's M7 Android tablet
Polaroid has both of its new Android tablets on hand at CES, and today we spent a bit of time with each today. The smaller of the two is the M7, which packs a 7-inch, 1,280 x 800 display. Under the ...
02:45 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Polaroid's M7 Android tablet (video)
Polaroid has its generically named Kids Tablet on hand at CES -- and don't you worry, we tested its child-proof design with a few hearty drops -- but the company is also displaying two full-grown An...
02:07 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget LG's Smart Activity Tracker wields a swipeable touchscreen and smart TV apps, we go hands-on (video)
We've seen our fair share of wearable tech here at CES already and LG is looking to cast its hat in the ring as well. A waltz through the company's booth revealed the Smart Activity Tracker: a devic...
01:59 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Valve hardware engineer Jeff Keyzer on Steambox: 'It's going to be different things for different people'
There isn't a hardware standard for Valve's upcoming Steambox concept. While the goal of the initiative is to move PC gaming from the desk to the living room, that doesn't necessarily involve a sing...
01:54 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte shows off an extra-tiny desktop PC with a Core i7, April release date
There was a surprise waiting alongside Gigabyte's Windows 8 tablet duo at CES: an exceptionally small desktop. The as yet unnamed mini PC is a minor marvel of engineering that's much smaller than a ...
01:54 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Western Digital shows off upcoming WD Black hybrid drives, we goes eyes-on
As devices get thinner and thinner, there's no place in that world for chunky hard drives, and to that end Western Digital has been talking about bringing ultra-thin 5mm hybrid drive technology to t...
01:54 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Western Digital shows off upcoming WD Black hybrid drives, we go eyes-on (video)
As devices get thinner and thinner, there's no place in the world for chunky hard drives, and to that end Western Digital has been talking about bringing ultra-thin 5mm hybrid drive technology to th...
01:41 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Netflix previews family profiles, shows off Super HD and 3D streaming at CES 2013
The current leader in subscription video streaming is Netflix, and today at its Las Vegas hotel suite we saw some of the technology it's planning to stay a step ahead of the competition this year. F...
01:30 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget HD Podcast
CES is in full swing, and as you can imagine there's stack of TV and display related news. Therefore out resident HD crew, Ben and Rich, are duty bound to discuss it. Tune in at the time below to ca...
01:27 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Panasonic bone conduction headphones, we go temples-on
This year, Panasonic's pretty much gone all out with a vast range of gadgets. Tablets, TVs, Touch Pens, cameras, and outrageous Hi-Fi. One smaller addition to the company's portfolio was a pair of b...
01:27 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Panasonic announces bone conduction headphones, we go temples-on
This year, Panasonic's pretty much gone all out with a vast range of gadgets. Tablets, TVs, Touch Pens, cameras, and outrageous Hi-Fi. One smaller addition to the company's portfolio was a pair of b...
01:21 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Gigabyte's S1082 and S1185 Windows 8 tablets
Gigabyte came to CES with a pair of Windows 8 tablets, the S1082 and S1185, in hopes of making a splash in a US market that still tends to associate the company name with PC motherboards. We had the...
01:21 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Gigabyte's S1082 and S1185 Windows 8 tablets (video)
Gigabyte came to CES with a pair of Windows 8 tablets, the S1082 and S1185, in hopes of making a splash in a US market that still tends to associate the company name with PC motherboards. We had the...
01:17 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Intel demos 'headless' 6-tuner cable gateway for Comcast
Pre-CES rumors suggested Intel would announce a "virtual cable" service (before being stamped out) but the partnership with Comcast it actually revealed turned out to be far more conventional. Very ...
01:02 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Kogan Agora phablet hands-on (video)
Kogan has released a budget-friendly netbook (back when netbooks existed), laptop and tablet, and now its got a new product to show us here at CES -- the Agora smartphone. It's verging on phablet te...
01:00 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Nuance's Vlad Sejnoha (update: video embedded)
We'll be talking about the potential of voice recognition with Nuance, the company behind the popular Dragon NaturallySpeaking and features in hardware like Samsung's Smart TVs. The company's CTO Vl...
12:40 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Catching up on Nintendo TVii: an interview with i.TV co-founder Justin Whittaker
Nintendo TVii's road to reality was relatively pain-free until its platform, Wii U, launched in November ... without the promised TVii functionality ready for primetime. A month and many ambiguous c...
12:32 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Vacuum Tube Soundbar ears-on
One thing Samsung hasn't held back on this year at CES is displays. Big, small, curved and bendy... Samsung's on it. But, it's not totally forgotten the rest of your digital world, the Korean firm a...
12:29 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro hands-on
Even though Microsoft doesn't have a booth at CES this year, that doesn't mean it skipped Vegas altogether. Panos Panay, the general manager for Surface products, is in town, holding meetings with a...
12:15 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.09.2013
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...
12:12 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Tweetdeck for Mac catches up to Chrome and the web, now has ability to embed tweets
Tweetdeck's the choice for many a Twitter power user, but for Mac people, the only way to embed tweets using the platform was to do so through the Chrome or web client. No longer. Tweetdeck for Mac ...
12:10 am EST - Thu, January 10, 2013
Engadget Clarity's Ensemble: an amplified and captioned phone (hands-on)
Plantronic's Clarity announced a first with the Ensemble at CES 2013, an accessible amplified phone that also telephone-captions your call in near-real time. The set's display is actually a 7-inch ...
11:49 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Styku virtual fitting room body scan (video)
Styku has been around for roughly a year now. The company even just wrapped up a pilot program with Nordstrom that could see the legendary retailer using it's Kinect-based measurement taking system....
11:33 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Nikon J3 and S1 hands-on (video)
Nikon's 1 series of mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras may not be the first choice among professional photographers, but they're apparently selling like hotcakes, and they're a big hit at CES, ...
11:31 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Sennheiser Orpheus HE90 headphones ears-on
This year at CES -- as always -- there's been waves and waves of new technology. Not everything of interest is always white hot, though. We're talking about the above pair of headphones -- the Orphe...
11:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Lenovo's Jerry Paradise
It's only the second week of January and it's already been an eventful year for Lenovo. There's the newly minted ThinkPad X1 Carbon to talk about -- and that whole Lenovo Business Group / ThinkPad B...
11:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Lenovo's Jerry Paradise (update: video embedded)
It's only the second week of January and it's already been an eventful year for Lenovo. There's the newly minted ThinkPad X1 Carbon to talk about -- and that whole Lenovo Business Group / ThinkPad B...
11:27 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Rapoo H9080 wireless headphones promise mellow bass, 10 hour battery life
Wireless home theater cans? A dime a dozen these days -- luckily, we're still suckers for a handsome charging dock. Debuting in the halls of the Las Vegas convention center are Rapoo's H9080 Home En...
11:13 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Muse brain-sensing headband thoughts-on (video)
Plenty of companies are experimenting with thought-reading gadgets, and in the cluttered South Hall here at CES, we came across the folks from InteraXon showing off their Indiegogo-funded "Muse brai...
11:10 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Westinghouse's 110-inch 4K television costs $300,000, is built to order (eyes-on)
We must admit, we were a bit surprised when we heard that Westinghouse -- not exactly the first name in HDTV -- would be bringing a 110-inch 4K HDTV to CES. Naturally, once we got to Vegas, we had t...
11:04 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Vivitar's kid-friendly Camelio tablet
In addition to announcing availability for the XO tablet, Vivitar is outing the new 7-inch Camelio slate at CES. Like the XO, it has a family-friendly bent, with optional $20-$30 "personality kits" ...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Toshiba's Scott Ramirez
At 6:30, our resident HD expert, Richard Lawler, will be talking TVs with Scott Ramirez, Toshiba's VP, Product Marketing and Development, Visual Products. Join us after the break, won't you? January...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Toshiba's Scott Ramirez (update: video embedded)
At 6:30, our resident HD expert, Richard Lawler, will be talking TVs with Scott Ramirez, Toshiba's VP, Product Marketing and Development, Visual Products. Join us after the break, won't you? January...
10:45 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: How did this happen?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20. My second was an Apple ...
10:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with rally car driver Ken Block
What's that? Not enough race car drivers on our CES 2013 stage? Great news! Resident automotive obsessive Tim will be talking to professional rally car driver and YouTube star Ken Block about all th...
10:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with rally car driver Ken Block (update: video embedded)
What's that? Not enough race car drivers on our CES 2013 stage? Great news! Resident automotive obsessive Tim will be talking to professional rally car driver and YouTube star Ken Block about all th...
10:12 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget More Redbox Instant details revealed at CES; Vizio, LG and Google TV clients coming
The Redbox Instant video streaming service recently let eager users kick down the doors of its beta test, and now the team behind it has stepped out to talk about its unique feature set. While a pub...
10:03 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget FCC working to expand WiFi spectrum, wants to avoid wireless 'traffic jam'
Ever suffer through the painfully slow bottleneck of public WiFi? Sure you have -- Airports, coffee shops, even your neighbor's unprotected home network are limited by the current WiFi spectrum. FCC...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Robotex Avatar for Home and Office eyes-on
Unless you have loads of cash at your disposal or work for the federal government, chances are you haven't heard of Robotex. The start-up, featured here at CES 2013's Eureka Alley, specializes in c...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with the EFF's Julie Samuels
The topic no one wants to talk about at CES? Yep, it's gonna be a half-hour of frank patent litigation talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Julie Samuels. If you care at all about legal ke...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with the EFF's Julie Samuels (update: video embedded)
The topic no one wants to talk about at CES? Yep, it's gonna be a half-hour of frank patent litigation talk with the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Julie Samuels. If you care at all about legal ke...
09:37 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Securfi Almond+ hands-on (video)
Wireless routers aren't the sexiest of gadgets to come across on the CES showfloor, but Securifi's doing its best with the Almond+. The all-white router, an update to last year's OG Almond, s...
09:35 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Sonte switchable film transforms windows into projection screens, works through WiFi (hands-on)
We might have seen digital blinds before, but Sonte's on-window film, deep within is pitched at home-owners rather than business signage. The switchable film is a thin, light layer that can be ret...
09:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from CES: Gary Shapiro chats with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
Ever wanted to know more about the inner workings of the FCC? You're in luck, because CEA head honcho Gary Shapiro is sitting down with the man in charge at the FCC, Chairman Julius Genachowski at C...
09:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with MakerBot's Bre Pettis
Yep, it's a big year from 3D printing, and no company's got a bigger piece of the spotlight than MakerBot. The company used last year's show to announce the release of the first generation Replicato...
09:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with MakerBot's Bre Pettis (update: video embedded)
Yep, it's a big year from 3D printing, and no company's got a bigger piece of the spotlight than MakerBot. The company used last year's show to announce the release of the first generation Replicato...
09:27 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Alliance for Wireless Power's charging pad prototypes
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), a group created through the joint efforts of Qualcomm and Samsung, is getting ready to tackle the growing wireless charging market by introducing its very own...
09:25 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Lionsgate teams up with Samsung to convert more films to 3D, starts with Gamer, Crank and Bangkok Dangerous
Got a 3D TV? You've probably noticed that not all depth perception is equal. It's true, not all films have the privilege of being shot in 3D -- many are converted in post production, and more still ...
09:06 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget RIM CMO says 'at least' six BlackBerry 10 devices will arrive in 2013
RIM first talked about plans for a batch of six different BlackBerry 10 devices -- split evenly between QWERTY and all-touch models -- last summer, but it's been relatively mum on the matter since t...
09:05 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Fleksy for Android beta hands-on (video)
You may be familiar with Syntellia's Fleksy -- its predictive touch typing solution has already been available to iOS users since last July. But as we recently learned at CES, the company's gearing ...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sprint's Trevor Van Norman
It's time for a little carrier love. First up is the Now Network, who just happened to take the wraps of its pay-as-you-go service. We'll be speaking with Trevor Van Norman, the carrier's director o...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sprint's Trevor Van Norman (update: video embedded)
It's time for a little carrier love. First up is the Now Network, who just happened to take the wraps of its pay-as-you-go service. We'll be speaking with Trevor Van Norman, the carrier's director o...
08:56 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Carly Rae Jepsen's line of earbuds and headphone charms eyes-on
Hey, we just saw these, and this is crazy, but here's some headphones, for listening, baby. Dana Murph threw a wish in the well for this report. Filed under: Portable Audio/VideoComments...
08:55 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Polaroid's Scott Hardy
Polaroid is a company in flux. CEO Scott Hardy made that clear when we sat down with him back at Photokina back in September. Will the iconic camera company be able to reinvent itself in this age of...
08:55 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Polaroid's Scott Hardy (update: video embedded)
Polaroid is a company in flux. CEO Scott Hardy made that clear when we sat down with him back at Photokina back in September. Will the iconic camera company be able to reinvent itself in this age of...
08:38 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Philips uWand motion-sensing STB remote hands-on (video)
Philips brought its uWand motion-sensing set-top-box back to CES this year, and as we hadn't shown you the unit in action, we'd take a look and see what it promises. The company has just signed deal...
08:25 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Chrysler's Marios Zenios, VP of Uconnect
It's a wild a crazy world out there when it comes to in-car-entertainment and this year at CES 2013 one company came out a little bit ahead of the pack. Uconnect just won AOL Auto's Technology Of Th...
08:25 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Chrysler's Marios Zenios, VP of Uconnect (update: video embedded)
It's a wild a crazy world out there when it comes to in-car-entertainment and this year at CES 2013 one company came out a little bit ahead of the pack. Uconnect just won AOL Auto's Technology Of Th...
08:10 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 323: CES 2013 Day 1 - 01.09.2013
All good things come to those who wait, and sometimes to those who don't. At CES pretty much no one waits for anything. Which is good, because it means we can get the latest tech news to you the mom...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Agawi and Marvell team up to bring cloud-based gaming to Android set-top boxes
It's like a match made in heaven. Agawi and Marvell have partnered up to combine a cloud-based gaming platform with the equipment that powers many popular Google TV devices. Together, both companies...
07:54 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Matias updates the Tactile Pro to version 4, announces Mini Tactile Pro keyboard, we go hands-on (video)
We've written a few love-notes about Matias' mechanical keyboards before, which is why its CEO had to take out a restraining order. But even the threat of legal action couldn't prevent us from shari...
07:52 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Synaptics Sensa grip-sensing tablet concept hands-on
Synaptics may have designs on becoming a keyboard company, but at heart, it's a touch and sensor company. It's realized that as tablet bezels get smaller, the greater the chance you'll suffer uninte...
07:51 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Spotted: the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook with a 1080p display and improved color gamut
Earlier this week Dell announced it plans to offer its XPS 13 Ultrabook with a 1080p display -- a big improvement over the current 1,366 x 768 resolution. We got a chance to see it in person here at...
07:51 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget JVC Kenwood's wooden cube speakers offer realtime streaming of nature sounds
This year's CES has seen no shortage of wireless speakers of all shapes and sizes, but none quite like these options that JVC Kenwood has introduced in Japan. Available in 12.2 and 5.35-inch sizes, ...
07:45 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 331 - CES special show 1 01.09.13
Richard and Ben take on the first day's news from CES, and it's all got a bit of an HD angle to it. Not surprising since there's lots of HD. Super HD, Ultra HD... whatever HD, it's here at CES. Such...
07:31 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's Tegra 4 reference tablet hands-on at CES 2013
During our on-stage broadcast with NVIDIA, while we got another look at Project Shield, we were also surprised by the appearance of NVIDIA's new Tegra 4 reference tablet. Previously out of reach ove...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with ARM's Simon Segars
Want to know more about what goes into that smartphone you're carrying around all the time? This one's worth checking out. We'll be sitting down with Simon Segars, the president of ARM Inc. about th...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 164 - CES special - 01.09.13 show 1
It's hear, it's happening -- CES 2013. Brad and Myriam (plus a little bit of Tim) took to the stage for the first day of the conference proper. So, if you want to know what's going down with mobile ...
06:46 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Google+ brings pan and scan functionality to high-res photos
Even point-and-shoot and cellphone shooters have double-digital megapixels nowadays, and Google+ is now letting you take advantage of all that resolution. It's brought photo pan and zooming cap...
06:43 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's Matt Wuebbling demos Tegra 4 reference tablet on the Engadget stage
NVIDIA just pulled its reference design for Tegra 4-based tablets out from behind glass for the first time at CES on our very own stage. This isn't the first Tegra 4 machine we've seen, but the refe...
06:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Arianna Huffington
Huffington Post president, editor-in-chief and namesake Arianna Huffington will be joining us to discuss the site's new GPS for the Soul app, along with Verizon's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peter Ti...
06:20 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Valve's Steambox prototypes
The Steamboxes are here! Well ... sort of. The prototypes for various Steambox designs are certainly here at CES 2013, and we just spent a grip of time acquainting our lenses very closely with them....
06:19 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Samsung demos Xbox display, fills room with images
Microsoft just demonstrated an interesting Xbox display accessory at the Samsung CES keynote that apparently fills up the room with images and lights beyond the confines of a television screen. We w...
06:19 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Samsung demo Illumiroom display, fills room with images (video)
Microsoft just demonstrated an interesting display technology called Illumiroom at the Samsung CES keynote that apparently fills up the room with images and lights beyond the confines of a televisio...
06:09 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Dell Latitude 10 essentials trim pushes pro Windows 8 tablets down to $499
Dell's Latitude 10 earns some noteworthiness as an early work-oriented Windows 8 tablet, but it isn't what we'd call cheap with a $650 base price. The crew in Round Rock is mending that with a new e...
06:09 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Dell Latitude 10 essentials trim pushes pro Windows 8 tablets down to $499 (video)
Dell's Latitude 10 earns some noteworthiness as an early work-oriented Windows 8 tablet, but it isn't what we'd call cheap with a $650 base price. The crew in Round Rock is mending that with a new e...
06:05 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Sigma DP3 Merrill packs a Foveon X3 sensor and a fixed F2.8, 75mm-equivalent lens
Fans of Sigma's compact series will be delighted by the news of this new camera. Dubbed the DP3 Merrill, this compact camera comes with the same 46-megapixel (15.3-megapixel equivalent) Foveon X3 AP...
06:01 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Motorola Solutions HC1, a modular head-mounted computer
One of the more entertaining posts we wrote up at last year's CES was for the Golden-i, a head-mounted computer that lets field workers control their machines using voice commands and by moving thei...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with NVIDIA's Matt Wuebbling
We're spending the week celebrating the latest and greatest gadgets, but sometimes you've got to sit down and talk about precisely what makes them run. Thankfully, we'll be joined by Matt Wuebbling,...
05:57 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung names flexible OLED display series 'Youm', shows new prototype handheld device
Samsung wasn't done with CES. During its second CES event, it just announced that it will brand its new series of flexible OLED displays Youm. Better still, the company brought on a handheld prototy...
05:49 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Nissan starts US production of 2013 Leaf, vows faster charging and a lower entry price
The Leaf is quickly becoming a mainstay of the American EV scene. Nissan is very much determined to keep it that way: it's starting US production of the 2013 model year with sizable upgrades to fend...
05:47 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Google Maps returns to Windows Phone: we give it a try
No iffy third-party apps, no feature phone mobile version, Google's web-based Map service is back on Windows Phone devices. We just went down to the Nokia bus here at CES to give it a try, and it's ...
05:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.2: 4K TVs, celebrity sightings and a giant robotic spider
With calluses forming on our fingertips as we pound away at our well-worn keyboards, we bring you the second installation of Distro's CES 2013 Daily. Our eyes may be having a hard time focusing on t...
05:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Pantech's Chandra Thompson
Love budget devices? We've got Chandra Thompson, marketing manager for Pantech hitting our stage to discuss what the next year has in store for the company. January 9, 2013 1:00 PM EST Check out our...
05:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Alliance for Wireless Power shows off its spec's spatial freedom
The Alliance for Wireless Power's (A4WP) board approved its spec on January 2, 2013 -- the spec itself was approved back in October -- and we're already seeing them showing off some of the capabili...
05:26 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces eight-core Exynos 5 'Octa' chip at CES
Samsung's second keynote, and the news keeps coming. The mobile giant has just annouced a new Exynos 5 Octa chip, based on the ARM big.LITTLE / Cortex A15 architecture. Designed to be a low powered,...
05:15 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch hands-on (video)
It's hard to believe that nine months have elapsed since we first wrote about Pebble. The smartwatch quickly became one of Kickstarter's most successful campaigns -- raising $10 million in a few sho...
05:11 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Pebble smart watch shipping to Kickstarter backers on January 23rd
Pebble promised some news during its CES press event today, and it's now confirmed that, after a series of delays, the smart watch will finally begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on January 23rd....
05:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Pebble's CES 2013 press event!
Welcome to Pebble's press event at CES, brought to you live from the Las Vegas Convention Center! We've heard plenty about this smartwatch -- it entered the Kickstarter hall of fame last year, after...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Texas Instruments' Frank Moizio
Love tiny projectors? Boy have we got the conversation for you! We'll be speaking with Texas Instruments business manager, DLP Pico Projection, Frank Moizio, who will be showing off new devices feat...
04:55 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Samsung's day two keynote at CES 2013
Day two of the International CES kicks off with a keynote headlined by Dr. Stephen Woo, President, Device Solutions Business, at Samsung Electronics. When most think Samsung, they think of the compa...
04:54 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget UCSD's robot baby appears, is happy, sad, a little creepy (video)
Development on the UCSD's Diego-san has been underway for several years and now the robot child is read for his first home movie. The bot is being constructed to better understand the cognitive deve...
04:30 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sifteo's Dave Merrill
We've been hearing a fair amount about the Sifteo Cubes over the past couple of years, but we haven't had nearly enough opportunities to actually see the things in action. The company's president an...
04:26 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget UltraViolet to bundle free movies with Smart TVs and Blu-ray players
The Digital Entertainment Group has announced plans to give away free movies when you buy an UltraViolet compatible device. If you buy a Smart TV from one of the following brands, you'll get ten fre...
03:59 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget OCZ demos Vector SSD in even speedier PCI Express form for the pros
OCZ produced something of a surprise when its in-house Vector SSD stood well against more seasoned competition. It's proud enough of that feat that it's following up with demos of a PCI Express mode...
03:53 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Nuance's Project Wintermute targets Siri and Google Now with cross-platform virtual assistant
Nuance is working, not so quietly it turns out, on a challenger to Siri and Google Now. Codenamed Project Wintermute, the voice recognition pioneer's latest effort focuses on building a cross-platfo...
03:26 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget GameStick gets expandable microSD ... if its Kickstarter campaign tops $560K
GameStick -- that other Kickstarter-funded Android game console -- may get microSD support added ... that is, if it's Kickstarter campaign tops $560,000. The company behind GameStick, PlayJam, added...
03:10 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Archos TV Connect (video)
Archos first announced its TV Connect ahead of CES 2013, which detailed a two-device approach to bringing the Android experience to televisions. On one end is an HD camera mounted either to the top ...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget DLNA already in use by TV providers, but not exactly what we had in mind
Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Orange and Time Warner Cable are already using DLNA to deliver premium content around your house, but perhaps not exactly the way you had in mind. The dream that DLNA promises...
02:02 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Google to help setup free WiFi blanket in NYC's Southwest Chelsea neighborhood
While Google's offered free WiFi access in NYC subways from time to time, it's apparently now set to help get a permanent solution live in a Manhattan neighborhood. There are no details regarding a ...
02:02 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Google to help set up free WiFi blanket in NYC's Southwest Chelsea neighborhood
While Google's offered free WiFi access in NYC subways from time to time, it's apparently now set to help get a permanent solution live in a Manhattan neighborhood. There are no details regarding a ...
01:56 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft switches on Sina Weibo integration for Chinese users of Windows, WP and SkyDrive
Sino Weibo is like Twitter, it's often said, but there are some key differences: the service is mainly used within China, it's heavily censored, and it's never been particularly well integrated into...
01:23 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget JVC launches Procision slow-mo HD camcorder, refreshed Everio line at CES
When it comes to launching a groundbreaking flagship video camera at CES, JVC's got previous. The company has outed the Procision GC-PX100, a 1,920 x 1,080 camcorder that shoots at 36Mbps, a bit-rat...
12:10 pm EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft retiring Messenger on March 15th, wants you to use Skype instead
While we knew Microsoft Messenger was due to retire sometime in the first quarter of this year, we now have a confirmed date. According to The Next Web, Redmond has informed users via email that the...
11:01 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Cox doubles down on live streaming with new TV app
Cox Communications continued to build on its investment in live TV streaming, unveiling its latest mobile app at a CES presser. Developed in partnership with Cisco, the yet unnamed app will feature ...
10:01 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Peter Gabriel brings remixing to the masses with MusicTiles for iOS
Neil Young already had a go at changing the music world, but now it's Peter Gabriel's turn to mix up the scene. The acclaimed artist has introduced a new app known as MusicTiles, which allows users ...
08:01 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Stern Pinball's Transformers Pin home game hands-on (video)
Sure, CES isn't all fun and games, but, well, sometimes it's exactly that. Like when Stern Pinball CEO Gary Stern pays a visit to our CES stage and brings along his company's latest, the Transformer...
07:58 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Sprint announces FM radio and Entertain Me app bundle for future smartphones
Sprint is hedging a bet that FM radio isn't dead. Today, the Now Network revealed that certain Android and Windows Phone devices will debut this year with support for terrestrial radio stations. The...
06:56 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Rocstor unveils three ruggedized pocket drives at CES: Amphibious X5, Hawker HX and Lancer LX
We've seen quite a few external enclosures trotted out at CES already and now Rocstor's looking to reveal its cards. The company has announced three ruggedized pocket drives: the Amphibious X5, Hawk...
06:54 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile chief: iPhone availability might come some time in the next three months, maybe
Getting an iPhone on the Magenta network? Not too hard -- but it'll get easier soon, according to the company's CEO. In a chat with Reuters, T-Mobile head honcho John Legere said that the network's ...
06:27 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget eFun's aPen Touch8 makes non-touch laptops extremely friendly with Windows 8 (hands-on)
This may not be a highly priced diamond in the rough, but we were still rather pleased to come across eFun's aPen Touch8 while walking around the showfloor at a Showstoppers event here in beautiful ...
05:44 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Panasonic FZ-G1 Windows 8 Pro and JT-B1 Android Toughpad tablets hands-on
Panasonic just revealed the two newest members of its Toughpad family here at CES, the FZ-G1 Windows 8 slate and the 7-inch JT-B1 Android tablet. Naturally, when the company's gave us the chance get...
05:00 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Kno launches 'Kno Me' interactive textbook metrics, lets you study your studying
It was almost a year ago that we first heard about Kno's smart textbook metrics system "Kno Me." Now the software is set to actually launch, and find its way into students' (and parents') hands. As ...
04:46 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's CES 2013 event now available to watch online
Assuming you've already caught up on Samsung's press event from yesterday, now may be a good time to see what NVIDIA unveiled at CES 2013 from the comfort of your own home, office or any other inter...
04:41 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget MIDI turns 30, gets yearlong birthday bash from daddy
Whether you're the next Trent Reznor on a MIDI controller or simply get a warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy when hearing classic video game themes, there's no denying the impact of the Musical Instru...
04:41 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget MIDI turns 30, gets year-long birthday bash from daddy
Whether you're the next Trent Reznor on a MIDI controller or simply get a warm fuzzy feeling in your tummy when hearing classic video game themes, there's no denying the impact of the Musical Instru...
04:32 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Verizon Media Server and IP client hands-on
We caught up with Verizon at the booth and had a chance to spend some time with the new whole-home HD DVR and its clients, we were expecting last year. The VMS1100 media server features six tuners a...
03:59 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with T-Mobile's HD Voice, Tap Tag app for NFC-ready Android phones
T-Mobile had more than just big updates at its CES event; it gave us opportunities to try both its newly national HD Voice service and a seemingly unknown carrier-specific NFC app, Tap Tag. The curr...
03:37 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget QNX unveils concept Bentley Continental GT alongside Car Platform 2.0
RIM's subsidiary QNX has a serious thing for cars. Today, the company announced the QNX Car Platform 2.0 and an associated development platform, which is now available to auto manufacturers. Later t...
03:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Huawei's HiSilicon K3V3 chipset due 2H 2013, to be based on Cortex-A15
Earlier today our brethren over at Engadget Chinese got to hang out with Huawei Device chairman Richard Yu, who was kind enough to inform us that his company will release a HiSilicon K3V3 chipset --...
03:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Podcast with Matt Richardson
Let's get this party started right. Today may have the first official day of CES 2013, but it feels like we've been working at this forever. There's a ton of news to discuss already, and we've got a...
03:05 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Mpowerd's Luci solar lantern hands-on
Luci is Mpowerd's "little solar lantern with a big impact" and for the price and light produced -- 1200 lumens -- it does seem to fit the bill. But what really makes this lantern so fantastic, is t...
03:05 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Beatpower enters the HiFi Bluetooth speaker fray, introduces speakers with panache (hands-on)
Beatpower just announced its existence to the world today and it's brought a fleet of speakers to help celebrate. For years its parent company, CorpCom, has developed and distributed audio products ...
02:55 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Panasonic launches two new Toughpads, offers a choice of Windows or Android
Panasonic's launching a pair of Toughpads that'll take none of your nonsense -- no matter what you throw at it. The FZ-G1 is a 10-inch version that runs Windows 8 Pro, while the seven-inch JT-B1 run...
02:47 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Google drops claims against Microsoft, as patent wars appear to wind down
Google has decided to put its patent feud with Microsoft to bed... at least partially. The H.264-related patents in question were part of the Internet giant's prize when it purchased Motorola, and R...
02:44 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Inprov Electronics Boogie Board Sync hands-on
Either Improv Electronics loves trees, or note taking. Perhaps both? What we do know for sure is that its latest offering to the list maker is here at CES, and we just got some hands (and pen) on ti...
02:44 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Inprov Electronics Boogie Board Sync hands-on (video)
Either Improv Electronics loves trees, or note taking. Perhaps both? What we do know for sure is that its latest offering to the list maker is here at CES, and we just got some hands (and pen) on ti...
02:44 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Improv Electronics Boogie Board Sync hands-on (video)
Either Improv Electronics loves trees, or note taking. Perhaps both? What we do know for sure is that its latest offering to the list maker is here at CES, and we just got some hands (and pen) on ti...
02:41 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget CBS Super Bowl 'second screen' stream to include alternate cameras, DVR functionality
With the heavy responsibility of handling the Super Bowl XLVII livestream, CBS is focusing in on what football fans really want: commercials. Well, that, and real-time statistic updates, game highli...
02:39 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile gives MLB a magenta makeover with multi-year partnership
As if managers of MLB teams didn't have enough to look forward to with the upcoming baseball season, many of 'em will be staring at one of these contraptions in the dugout. Today, T-Mobile announced...
02:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget BlueAnt's Q3 Bluetooth headset hands-on
We saw the 3rd generation BlueAnt Q3 press release that it was set to launch at CES and indeed it did. The headset is mostly exactly what was expected, very light and well put together. Notable phy...
02:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget Mobile Podcast
Day one pretty much under the belt, and the mobile team bring you all the news that's of a cellular nature from CES 2013 so far. Join Brad and Myriam for a power hour of the freshest tech so far thi...
02:19 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile: LTE launching in Las Vegas within 'weeks,' Galaxy Note II might upgrade to use it
Want to know just when T-Mobile's LTE network goes live? Not long, if you ask CTO Neville Ray. On stage at CES, he declared that the faster access should go live in Las Vegas within "weeks." That in...
02:18 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Otterbox unveils iON Intelligence iPhone case with automatic power management and Defender protection (hands-on)
Otterbox has teased its new Defender case here at CES but there's an important new addition inside the iON Intelligence case -- this one is a bit more considerate how it charges your iPhone 4 (or 4S...
02:05 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Plex shows off cloudSync, its new online digital movie locker, we go hands-on
Plex is developing an online content locker system that would enable users to watch videos on the road without the need to have a server left on at home. Plex cloudSync will work by hooking up to a ...
02:00 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Lenovo K900 is the first Intel Clover Trail+ phone, boasts 5.5-inch 1080p screen and 13MP cam (hands-on)
Much like how Lenovo's K800 was unveiled as the first Intel Medfield phone last CES, this year the manufacturer pulled another first with the K900, powered by Intel's recently-announced Clover Trail...
01:57 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget JVC expands app and smartphone compatibility for 2013 head units, gives Android users remote control
New receivers aren't the only announcement JVC brought to CES -- it's also promising to expand App compatibility for its 2013 line of infotainment head units. Moving forward, the company will be inj...
01:41 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget VivoPlay packs WiFi, GPS and a GSM connection for tracking, calling your kids
If you're not keen on giving your little tyke the latest and greatest in terms of smartphones, but still want them to be a call away, the VivoPlay could fit the bill. Evado Filip US, the company beh...
01:41 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget VivoPlay packs WiFi, GPS and a GSM connection for tracking, calling your kids (video)
If you're not keen on giving your little tyke the latest and greatest in terms of smartphones, but still want them to be a call away, the VivoPlay could fit the bill. Evado Filip US, the company beh...
01:38 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Puzzlebox Orbit mind-on: brainwaves and hack-friendly helicopters
At large trade shows like CES, we're accustomed to seeing tried and true products receive refreshes -- sometimes major, sometimes minor -- year after year. But here on the Showstoppers floor, we cam...
01:38 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile claims to be first US carrier with HD Voice calling nationwide
T-Mobile has an extra surprise in store: it's rolling out HD Voice calling nationwide, and claims to be the first US carrier with the achievement. Those who have a smartphone capable of the feat, s...
01:38 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Puzzlebox Orbit mind-on: brainwaves and hack-friendly helicopters (video)
At large trade shows like CES, we're accustomed to seeing tried and true products receive refreshes -- sometimes major, sometimes minor -- year after year. But here on the Showstoppers floor, we cam...
01:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's 4G Connect offers free 200MB of monthly data on PCs and tablets (hands-on)
T-Mobile knows that the easiest way to get new customers is to give away your service for free, and it's handing access out like so much candy with its new 4G Connect strategy. Similar to what we've...
01:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile confirms $70 contract-free plan with unlimited data, offers $200 Optimus L9 as a lure
It was increasingly probable T-Mobile would expand its truly unlimited data to no-contract plans, and it's using CES to get a little more attention now that it's official. Starting January 9th, Mont...
01:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the Engadget HD Podcast
Tick-tock, tick-tock. It's time, dear friends, for us to kick off the live CES podcasts. Cutting the inaugural ribbon this year will be the HD crew. Screens, displays and home entertainment feature ...
01:23 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget DirecTV HR44 whole-home Genie HD DVR hands-on
The HR34 hasn't been around that long, but DirecTV is showing the replacement at CES, the HR44. The new box does just about everything the HR34 does, including record five HD shows at once to a 1TB ...
01:22 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Visualized: HP takes the Ultrabook moniker a bit too literally
Hunt-and-peck typing only, please. Gallery: Giant HP Spectre laptop hands-onFiled under: Laptops, HPComments...
01:20 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter ends 2012 with $274 million in successful pledges, bigger projects
It almost goes without saying that we love crowdfunded projects. If we use Kickstarter's 2012 wrap-up as a bellwether, there's many others out there like us. The number of successful projects shot u...
01:15 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget SuperTooth Disco Twin hands-on
SuperTooth's Disco Twin is a pint-shaped pair of Bluetooth boomboxes that promise up to 10 hours of battery life if you aren't turning up the sound up to 11. While the company had originally promise...
01:09 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Dacor's Android oven packs 1GHz processor, 7-inch screen, heat (hands-on)
Dacor's ninth-generation oven pulls together a 1GHz processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM and Android 4.0.3. It also cooks food. At the front of the Discovery Wall Oven, there's a 7-inch LCD touch panel, whi...
12:56 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget E Ink demos CST-01, the 'world's thinnest watch' (hands-on video)
We just got a glimpse of the CST-01 E Ink watch, the result of a partnership between Central Standard Timing and E Ink itself. The product has been in the prototype phase for a year, but it just wen...
12:55 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with 3D System's CubeX and next-generation Cube
3D Systems isn't exactly new to the consumer 3D printing space, but its history lies in professional additive manufacturing. Its machines have found homes around the globe in high profile businesses...
12:55 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with 3D System's CubeX and next-generation Cube (Update: video)
3D Systems isn't exactly new to the consumer 3D printing space, but its history lies in professional additive manufacturing. Its machines have found homes around the globe in high profile businesses...
12:50 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget LG's curved EA9800 OLED display eyes-on
One word describes LG's EA9800 curved OLED: stunning. We were as wowed as anybody else stumbling about LG's monstrous booth who happened upon this three-panel wide miracle. LG is touting this 55-in...
12:43 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget iWatchLife with Samsung SmartCam monitoring system hands-on (video)
Today we got a first look at iWatchLife's just-announced partnership with Samsung Techwin. The new service pairs the Samsung SmartCam SNH-1011 with iWatchLife's cloud-based server to provide all the...
12:30 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from CES day one afternoon keynote with Verizon
The gadgets get center stage at the International CES but in reality their usefulness is significantly dependent on their connectivity to the rest of the world. And so the topic of the afternoon day...
12:00 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Stern Pinball's Gary Stern
Yep, pinball at CES. We'll be chatting up Gary Stern, the CEO of Stern Pinball, one of the remaining few companies out there keeping the silver ball dream alive. We'll be discussing the state of the...
12:00 am EST - Wed, January 9, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Stern Pinball's Gary Stern (update: video embedded)
Yep, pinball at CES. We'll be chatting up Gary Stern, the CEO of Stern Pinball, one of the remaining few companies out there keeping the silver ball dream alive. We'll be discussing the state of the...
11:50 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Skullcandy's Crusher headphones teased, soon to vibrate wubs into your head for $100
Skullcandy hasn't making any official headphone-related announcements at this year's CES yet, but that doesn't mean there isn't news to share. We've just been tipped about a bass-pumping followup to...
11:41 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Audi to take NVIDIA powered MIB systems global, drive Tegra through Asian, North American markets
NVIDIA and Audi have been building high-end infotainment systems for some time, but until now, the best of the team's efforts have only been available to European drivers. Not anymore -- NVIDIA anno...
11:40 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with HiSense's first quad-core Android phone, the U958
Chinese manufacturer HiSense has taken over Microsoft's old booth at CES, and it's mainly showing off its latest and greatest televisions. But the company has a dirty little secret that not too many...
11:33 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Rode iXY Microphone ears on
Earlier today, Rode announced its newest addition to its already plentiful lineup of microphones. This time, it's one specialized for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The microphone uses Apple's outgoin...
11:33 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Rode iXY Microphone ears on (video)
Earlier today, Rode announced its newest addition to its already plentiful lineup of microphones. This time, it's one specialized for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The microphone uses Apple's outgoin...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sharp's next-gen concept displays and 60-inch ICC 4K LCD (eyes-on)
The majority of Sharp's area on the CES show floor is taken up by its 2013 consumer AQUOS range, but hidden in dark corners are tech demos, concept panels, and ridiculously priced displays. One demo...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with 3D Systems' Avi Reichental
CES 2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for 3D printing. As more and more companies enter the market, the race to make the technology a consumer friendly proposition is heating up in a big...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with 3D Systems' Avi Reichental (update: video embedded)
CES 2013 is shaping up to be the biggest year yet for 3D printing. As more and more companies enter the market, the race to make the technology a consumer friendly proposition is heating up in a big...
11:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 coming to Walmart's Straight Talk prepaid plans January 11th
Customers have been able to enjoy the iPhone experience on Walmart's Straight Talk "BYOD" phone plans for quite some time now, but the prepaid provider will begin directly selling the iPhone 5 -- as...
11:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.08.2013
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...
11:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Stream TV glasses-free 4K 3D eyes-on (video)
It wouldn't be CES without Stream TV showing off more interesting glasses-free 3D technology and then launching, um, nothing into the wide market. Hopefully that won't happen this time, now that the...
11:11 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget TomTom HD Traffic 6.0 upgrade ready for consumers, hopes to guide them through LA traffic
Stuck in traffic? Get off your phone, then update your TomTom -- the company announced today that its latest traffic service update, HD Traffic 6.0 is ready to get you out of that traffic jam. The u...
11:09 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Henge announces its latest Horizontal Dock for MacBooks, loads of ports for connecting your wares
The outfit known for their MacBook docks is up to its old tricks. Henge Docks has outed the Horizontal Dock at CES: a resting spot for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display that connects t...
11:05 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Valve engineer explains Steambox comments: 'No current plans to announce anything in 2013'
When Valve hardware engineer Ben Krasnow gave a speech at a German technology conference back in December, he spoke to the much ballyhooed "Steambox" concept we've been hearing so much about in rece...
11:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: demoing TransferJet technology with Toshiba
Toshiba's pushing the TransferJet technology in a big way at this year's CES, so we've asked the company back to demo just what it can do. Deepak Mithani and Tsukasa Matoba will join us on the stage...
10:59 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget HiSense shows off its transparent 3D display, we go eyes-on
If you think there's something weird with the above image, do not adjust your screen -- it's HiSense's new transparent 3D display. The prototype, which employs the use of polarized glasses, may be o...
10:52 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Acer Iconia B1-A71 hands-on
For the past few months most of the tablets we've seen have been running Windows 8, but at CES this week Android tablets have seen a resurgence of sorts, starting with two from Vizio and now the Ico...
10:39 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Dish Network makes an offer to buy Clearwire, even though Sprint was already buying Clearwire
Surprise news this afternoon as Clearwire announced it's received an acquisition offer from Dish Network, even though Sprint was already on the hook to snap up the company for $2.2 billion. Accordin...
10:39 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget MakerBot Replicator 2X eyes-on
You might remember that way back in September Makerbot took the wraps off its next generation of Replicators. Sadly, when the company invited us out for a sneak peak, the cutting edge Replicator 2X ...
10:37 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte announces support for Intel Collage in Z77 motherboards, invites you to make a DIY 4K display
Running a PC with a Gigabyte motherboard, dual Thunderbolt ports and four monitors? You might want to consider revising that NVIDIA Surround setup into makeshift 4k display. Gigabyte has announced t...
10:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sony VAIO's David Ng
It wouldn't be a CES without a big showing from Sony. We'll be speaking with the company a few times this week, starting with a conversation about its laptop offerings with VAIO product specialist, ...
10:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Sony VAIO's David Ng (update: video embedded)
It wouldn't be a CES without a big showing from Sony. We'll be speaking with the company a few times this week, starting with a conversation about its laptop offerings with VAIO product specialist, ...
10:28 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sesame Street hits CES with augmented reality app for kids, we go hands-on (video)
At this year's CES, Qualcomm's got a big show -- but not all of it has to do with bleeding-edge performance and kick-awesome graphics. In fact, the San Diego company has a bit of a family side. It's...
10:26 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Twitter search improved with 'real-time human computation,' teaches you what trendy hashtags mean
Twitter's pretty often enhancing its microblogging platform by adding plenty of new features, and the latest changes could very well be among the most useful ones. Via its Engineering Blog, Twitter ...
10:23 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Facebook invites the media to 'come and see what we're building' next week
And the CES disruptions begin. Facebook has just broken into an absolute blitz of news out of Las Vegas in order to invite select members of the press to its California headquarters next week. The r...
10:22 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Archos' two iPad lookalike tablets, the Archos Platinum 97 and 80
What to make of two Archos-branded tablets that look almost exactly like Apple's ubiquitous iPad and iPad Mini? We weren't quite sure, honestly, but after spending some brief time with both Archos' ...
10:17 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Apple rumored to (again) be working on a cheaper iPhone, could arrive in late 2013
Remember this song and dance? You should. Major news agencies far and wide have been asserting that Apple would be producing a "cheaper iPhone" for years now, and it looks as if a few fresh rumors h...
10:08 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's wearable camera HX-A100 heads-on
Panasonic launched its own wearable cam today at CES, though, unlike some of its competition, the HX-A100's camera is tethered to its controller by a cable. The IPX-8 compliancy badge does, however,...
10:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Mozilla's Jay Sullivan
Sure CES is primarily a hardware show, but that doesn't mean that some of the top software companies aren't getting in on the action. Mozilla will be on-hand to discuss the desktop and mobile browsi...
09:59 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Intel's Mooly Eden: 'Voice will do to touch what touch did to keyboards'
We've spent a big chunk of this morning talking to Intel's Mooly Eden, who showed us through the company's new perceptual computing platform. He's an effusive and passionate speaker who describes hi...
09:56 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile CEO: 100,000 iPhones join the ranks every month, 1.9 million so far
T-Mobile USA isn't just happy to have an official deal with Apple in place; it's ready to crow about the fans who've already signed up. CEO John Legere told those at a Citi conference that his carr...
09:53 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Connected Athlete adds sensors data to your gear, tracks habits and more (hands-on)
When most people think of Verizon and sports, the company's NFL Mobile app usually comes to mind. However, this may soon be changing thanks in part to a collaboration between the carrier and Cisco. ...
09:53 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Imagination Technologies' PowerVR Series 6 mobile GPU debuts at CES, we go eyes-on
Last week, Imagination Technologies gave us a glimpse of its next-gen PowerVR Series 6 mobile GPU and its prowess with OpenGL ES 3.0. That demo didn't showcase Series 6's full potential, as the comp...
09:46 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony CEO Kaz Hirai talks 4K, Xperia Z, death of the PS2 and more at CES 2013 (video)
4K TVs and streaming? The Xperia Z? The death of the PlayStation 2? Just a few topics of conversation as our own Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens sat down for a one-on-one interview with Sony CEO Kaz Hir...
09:45 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iBattz beats Mophie to iPhone 5 charging case, ups the ante using 'interchangable' i9300 batteries
It's usually a no-brainer -- Mophie exits quickly out of the gate with a battery-equipped case soon after a new iDevice gets announced. This year, however, it appears iBattz is poised to hit it out ...
09:45 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iBattz beats Mophie to iPhone 5 charging case, ups the ante using interchangable i9300 batteries
It's usually a no-brainer -- Mophie exits quickly out of the gate with a battery-equipped case soon after a new iDevice gets announced. This year, however, it appears iBattz is poised to hit it out ...
09:42 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hulu showcases three new original shows for summer, renews exclusives
Ever wonder what's going on behind the soulless eyes of your favorite sport franchise's mascot? Hulu can clue you in this this summer -- its new original series Behind the Mask promises to chronicle...
09:37 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sharp's 32-inch 4K IGZO LCD monitors (eyes-on)
When you're surrounded by huge 4K TVs cranked to retina-damaging brightness, it's easy to get desensitized to the high resolution. But, when you are standing in front of a 32-inch monitor (31.5-inch...
09:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand S unveiled: at 6.9mm, it's the 'world's thinnest' 5-inch, 1080p phone
There's no point in feigning surprise. We knew this one was coming. Still, it's hard to deny the importance surrounding the Grand S, which ZTE just made official. Just as quickly, the Chinese outfit...
09:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Ford's Julius Marchwicki
Don't forget the cars. Automotive's a big part of CES and Ford's long been a big player at the event, showcasing the company's latest advancements in spaces like infotainment and device connectivity...
09:27 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget OLPC announces XO Tablet coming to 'select' Walmart stores later in 2013
One Laptop Per Child still hasn't revealed any pricing details about that US-bound XO Tablet, but today the company's announcing some of the retail shelves we can expect its new child-friendly devic...
09:27 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget OLPC announces XO Tablet coming to select Walmart stores later in 2013
One Laptop Per Child still hasn't revealed any pricing details about that US-bound XO Tablet, but today the company's announcing some of the retail shelves we can expect its new child-friendly devic...
09:20 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft moves another 20 million Windows 8 licenses over holiday season, 100 million total app downloads
Ready for your quarterly dose of Windows 8 sales figures? After hearing that some 40 million licenses had been sold through last November, the company's CFO and CMO for Windows Tammi Reller announce...
09:10 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic grows its Lumix and Camcorder line, we go hands on
Point and shoots live on, so do dedicated camcorders, and Panasonic has just outed a bunch. We headed on over to its booth at CES to give them all a once over, and there's quite a few to get through...
09:10 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic grows its Lumix and Camcorder line, we go hands-on
Point and shoots live on, so do dedicated camcorders, and Panasonic has just outed a bunch. We headed on over to its booth at CES to give them all a once over, and there's quite a few to get through...
09:03 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Powerlive Max retro boombox hands-on
Panasonic had this creature plonked front and center in its booth and all the sound and light whipped us into a 80s boombox throwback frenzy that could not be denied. First and foremost, Panasonic i...
09:02 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Mushkin launches 'next generation' USB 3.0 drive, promises 300MBs readwrite speeds
While Mushkin tipped its hand early regarding details of its "world's first" 480GB mSATA SSD, it did keep one thing back for CES. It's launching what it promises is a SandForce-packing, "next genera...
09:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Samsung's Ryan Bidan
We enjoyed Ryan Bidan's appearance on our stage last year so much that we're bringing Samsung's director of marketing back for another round. We've got a lot to talk about after what's been a banner...
09:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD
Harman often works behind the scenes to supply the infotainment systems for the cars we know. This year, it's hoping to catch more of the limelight by putting mobile front and center. Its high-end c...
08:57 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung debuts NFC-Bluetooth DA F60 speaker set, even charges your phone (hands-on)
While staring at all those HDTVs, we bumped into Samsung's latest addition to its audio family. Alongside a Bluetooth-connected sound bar with a built-in vacuum tube, the electronics company introdu...
08:55 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 launching on O2 in UK, due to land sometime in Q1
A little late to the party, perhaps, but Huawei is finally trotting out that Windows Phone 8 device it promised way back in June. So, when can you get it? Sometime in the first quarter, if you're li...
08:55 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Paul Jacobs: too early to call the game on Windows Phone
This shouldn't come as a surprise after Steve Ballmer crashed the Qualcomm CES keynote yesterday, but at a follow-up briefing earlier today, the latter's CEO Paul Jacobs reiterated his support for W...
08:54 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Bang & Olufsen launches BeoLab 15 in-wall speakers for stealthier beats
Most Bang & Olufsen audio systems' designs virtually beg for attention in the living room. The company's just-launched combo of two BeoLab 15 satellite speakers, a BeoLab 16 subwoofer and an Am...
08:49 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Evernote-ready T9000 smart-fridge hands-on
Nestled in the corner of its home appliances stand, Samsung's upgraded T9000 fridge-freezer stood imposingly next to last year's model, but the major differences here are an expanded touchscreen and...
08:49 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Kirk Skaugen reveals why Intel made touch mandatory for Haswell Ultrabooks
We were able to sit down with Intel's PC chief, Kirk Skaugen, and chew through the revelations and news that were announced at the press conference the day before. We wanted to know if Ultrabooks wi...
08:49 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia's iRig and iKlip STUDIO mobile peripherals learn to play nice with Android, stay friends with iOS
Ever since IK Multimedia released its mobile music peripherals, Android users have been left to look on their iOS-toting brethren with jealousy. No longer. Today at CES 2013, the company has announc...
08:41 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm's bridge cams dominate CES lineup, we check out the FinePix SL1000, S8300 and HS50EXR
What makes a bridge cam? You can use the lens length as a general rule of thumb -- if it's long enough to form a bridge, that model qualifies (full disclosure: we made that bit up, but perhaps it'll...
08:41 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget NHTSA details new sound requirements for hybrids and EVs travelling under 18 mph
It's a requirement that many such vehicles will already meet, but the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now detailed just what sort of sounds all hybrids and EVs will have to mak...
08:39 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Target agrees to price match Amazon 'year round,' hopes you'll stop showrooming
The CE pricing war just got really real. Gregg Steinhafel, Target's chairman, president and CEO, just announced a move that'll undoubtedly get the attention of Amazon. And while we're at it, the att...
08:37 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic 4K OLED TV eyes-on (video)
Panasonic wasn't about to let Sony one-up it in the 4K OLED arena, and announced its own 56-inch UltraHD prototype the day after its competitor outed a very similar panel here at CES 2013. We'd neve...
08:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Red Digital Cinema's Ted Schilowitz
This time last year, the folks from Red Digital Cinema dropped a few exciting goodies off at our trailer, so we're more than happy to welcome the company's co-founder (aka "Leader of the Rebellion")...
08:24 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Bm Wireless intros four Bluetooth speakers, aims to fulfill your wireless audio needs
Never heard of, Bm Wireless? Don't worry, it's our first time, too. The audio company has taken to this year's CES to show of quartet of interesting wireless speakers. First up, its $300 Speaker Tri...
08:11 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Updated Android-based I'm Watch, new I'm Here GPS tracker make their debut
We got a look at the first version of the Android-based I'm Watch at CES last year, and the Italy-based company is back again this year with an updated version and another new accessory. As you can ...
08:10 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Aereo plans to launch its streaming TV service in 22 more cities this year
Ever since its humble (and very ambitious) beginnings, Aereo has suffered a few hiccups along the way, but that's not stopping the service from kicking off the new year with a rather striving scheme...
08:05 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's concept smartwatch reads your pulse, pulls maps from your phone
Last year at CES, smartwatches seemed like they might become the next big thing (they didn't). This year, the trendy wearables are all fitness trackers, which have already become something of a meme...
08:01 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand S hands-on (video)
ZTE didn't wait for its official press event to take the official wraps off its latest flagship release, the Grand S: the company is previewing it in its booth. And in a rare match of marketing garb...
08:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm updates its ruggedized lineup with FinePix XP60, we go hands-on
We all love adventure-proof cams, and this week Fujifilm has a new model to toss into the market. The company's updated ruggedized point-and-shoot sports a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor and a 5x, 28-140m...
07:48 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Netflix launches 'Super HD' and 3D streaming -- but only through certain ISPs
Rumors that Netflix was offering ISPs access to higher quality streams in return for partnering on distribution surfaced early last year, and were followed by the announcement of its Open Connect CD...
07:48 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Archos Gamepad, an Android gaming tablet with tactile buttons
The Archos Gamepad went up for sale in Europe back in October, but the 7-inch Android gaming tablet (with built-in physical controls, no less) is just arriving in North America this month. That's a ...
07:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Intel's Perceptual Computing demonstrations hands-on (video)
We've just spent time with Intel's Mooly Eden, who is spearheading the chip maker's push into what it's calling "perceptual computing," which is using natural and intuitive interactions to control y...
07:02 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Sony's touch-enabled VAIO T14 and T15 (video)
When Sony announced the touch-enabled VAIO T14 and the new VAIO T15 Ultrabooks yesterday, we lamented the lack of specs and, well, any concrete info apart from the fact that these machines exist and...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with CEA's Gary Shapiro
Of course, we wouldn't dream of concluding the first day of CES without a conversation with Gary Shapiro. The CEA's president will talk about all that goes into such a massive undertaking, discussin...
06:58 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Electronic Touch Pen lets you scribble on your screen, we go hands on (video)
You know what's wrong with most TVs? The fact that you can't draw on them, right? Well as we learned this morning, Panasonic has developed its own solution to the problem with the newly announced To...
06:56 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.1 is hot off the digital press
Today may be the official first day of the rest of our lives CES, but we've already seen plenty of touchscreen laptops and UHD TVs. We've run ourselves ragged, covering every last bit of news worth ...
06:52 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget LG Tab-Book Ultra Z160 and Tab-Book H160 hands-on
Here at CES 2013, LG's introing a brand-new Windows 8 line: the Tab-Book and Tab-Book Ultra. As you may be able to tell from the naming convention, the devices are intended to offer the best of both...
06:37 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget LG's 13.3-inch Windows 8 Ultrabook Z360 hands-on
By now, you should be familiar with all the Windows 8 options flooding the market and here on the CES 2013 showfloor, LG's showing off its latest Ultrabook entry: the Z360. The thin and light device...
06:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Nokia's Chris Weber
It's been a heck of a year for Nokia and Windows Phone, so we've got lots of catching up to do with the smartphone maker's EVP / Microsoft ex-pat Chris Weber. We'll talk to the exec about the compan...
06:29 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Spotted: Samsung shows off a white Series 9 Ultrabook with a different finish, we prefer the old version
Welcome to "Laptop Porn," an exciting series hosted by that lady who reviews notebooks sometimes. Here at CES 2013, Samsung is showing off a white version of its 13-inch Series 9 Ultrabook -- the sa...
06:26 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget LG's 55-inch 3D Google TV eyes-on
LG made tentative inroads into the Google TV space last year with only two available sets, but here at CES 2013, the company's announced plans to expand the line to seven additional models. The sets...
06:17 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic 4K tablet prototype hands on (update: video)
The Panasonic liveblog was barely finished when we saw this beauty calling out to us from the show floor. This is Panasonic's 20" 4K tablet, running Windows 8. It's a prototype design right now, but...
06:10 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung refreshes its mid-range Series 5 Ultrabook with touch; arrives in February for $749+
Just about a year after Samsung first announced its mid-range Series 5 Ultrabooks, it's refreshing them with a higher-end aluminum chassis, backlit keyboards and touchscreens. The laptop, which will...
06:10 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces 'world's first' curved OLED, we go eyes-on
Samsung's massive booth here on the CES 2013 show floor has barely opened and already we're getting a look at one of its latest TV innovations. Sitting pretty in a far roped-off corner and hailed as...
06:05 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Firefox 18 launched with Retina support, Android browser also updated
We took a look at Mozilla's mobile OS at the final pre-proper CES event yesterday, and little did we know the official release of its Firefox 18 browser was dropping today. The update adds the new J...
06:05 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Scosche intros BoomBottle, thinks you'll prefer sound over water during bike rides
Looks like Braven's BRV-1 ruggedized Bluetooth speaker just got some competition out of CES. Scosche has unveiled its BoomBottle speaker, which is indeed similar in form to your average water bottle...
06:01 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Razer Edge vs. the competition: fight!
Audacious claims are starting to become a standard component of Razer hardware announcements -- following the Blade's claim to the title of "world's first true gaming laptop" is the Razer Edge: "a f...
06:01 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Razer's Edge, a $999 gaming tablet home console
The PC ecosystem is no longer as simple as it once was -- first there were desktops, then laptops, then tablets, then all-in-ones. Buying a PC now is more nebulous than it ever was. You could build ...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Klipsch details Stadium and KMC3 wireless speakers, hopes to be at the Center of your listening experience
Sound and time: two things that fly by pretty fast -- and many an Engadget editor have been known to make time zip by faster with Klipsch headphones. While the company showed us its latest ear-gear ...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Leonar3Do launches HelloVR, Vimensio platforms to bring 3D computing into the mainstream
Leonar3Do is releasing HelloVR, a free app from Google Play that turns users desktops into a 3D environment that can be navigated with their smartphone. It'll be available for free on Google Play in...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Project Fiona becomes Razer Edge, starts at $999, sans controller
Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has been dreaming about building a true PC gaming portable for years. He's cooked up prototype clamshells, controller-toting tablets, and built two top of the line gaming lap...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget gTar opens for pre-orders this week, shipping the week after
Here's a fun bit of news we're hoping doesn't get lost in the CES deluge: Kickstarter success story Incident is finally ready to start moving on its rock 'n roll iPhone dock, the gTar. The smartphon...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Alpine introduces INE-W927-HD AV and navigation system, Pandora, Sirius and more on a 7-inch touchscreen
Got car, need entertainment. Enter Alpine's INE-W927HD mouthful of a new audio, video and navigation system. The device comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, built-in HD Radio receiver plus Bluetooth. Th...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic mobile devices to use Anoto's pattern-based pen input technology
Panasonic is pushing further into touchscreen technology at CES, and it's not content with finger control alone. Thankfully, Anoto is more than willing to help with a deal to drive the pen input beh...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with Qualcomm's Raj Talluri
Own a smartphone? There's a pretty good chance you're carrying around a Qualcomm chip, as well. SVP of product management, Raj Talluri, will be joining us on stage to demo some of the The Snapdragon...
06:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget MEElectronics launches its personal audio lineup for 2013 at CES
MEEelectronics' wants us to escape the humdrum aspects of our lives with some fashionable yet comfortable headphones we can strap to our bonce here at CES. It's releasing three new headphones, inclu...
05:56 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget TiVo Mini extender hands-on
Who doesn't want to be able to watch whatever they want, in any room that they want? Of course this was possible for years using TiVo's Multi-Room Viewing, but that required multiple DVRs which mean...
05:43 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic reveals 20-inch, 4K resolution Windows 8 tablet
Wow. Panasonic has just dropped a bomb in the form of a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet sporting a whopping 4k resolution. Our man on the scene liveblogging, Mat Smith, said it "looks like a photo" in pers...
05:40 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Garmin's K2 'glass cockpit' will change the way you interact with your car, we go hands-on at CES (video)
Infotainment platforms are a dime a dozen these days, but Garmin's K2 "glass cockpit" is definitely one system that you're going to want to take seriously. You'll be interacting with a 10.4-inch cap...
05:33 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sennheiser gets back in the (video)game, refreshes renowned PC360, PC350 headsets
Sure, many gamers will choose between the likes of Turtle Beach, Astro and Tritton for their headset needs, but lest we forgot about Sennheiser. While the German headphone-maker hasn't announced any...
05:33 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sennheiser gets back in the (video)game, refreshes renowned PC360, PC350 headsets (update)
Sure, many gamers will choose between the likes of Turtle Beach, Astro and Tritton for their headset needs, but lest we forgot about Sennheiser. While the German headphone-maker hasn't announced any...
05:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with RIM's Alec Saunders
It's been a long time coming, but this month marks the long-awaited next step for Research in Motion. As you can no doubt imagine, we've got plenty of questions for VP Alec Saunders -- and thankfull...
05:23 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic has plans for a 4k OLED too
Sony upstaged most during its press event last night by announcing a Ultra HD 56-inch OLED, but if you thought there wouldn't be competitors, you're mistaken. At the CES day one opening Keynote, Pan...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Pioneer breaks the road trip monotony with three new in-dash multimedia DVD receivers at CES
While Pioneer may have just announced a bevy of navigation-based goodies, it's also introduced some straight-up in-car entertainment. Three new multimedia and DVD receivers to be precise. The AVH-X6...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Pioneer reveals three new in-dash touchscreen multimedia receivers with AppRadio, DVD, SiriusXM and more
At CES 2013, Pioneer wants to lead the way, literally. It plans to do this with three new in-dash navigation receivers -- the AVIC-Z150BH, AVIC-X950BH, and AVIC-X850BT. The first two feature a 7-inc...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Pioneer announces iPhone 5 connectivity kits for AppRadio 2 and friends
As part of its CES 2013 announcements, Pioneer will launch iPhone 5 connectivity kits for 13 of its in-dash products some time this spring. This is bound to be a bit of entertainment relief for the ...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iRiver and Valencell team up to produce ON, Bluetooth heart-rate monitoring earphones
iRiver has snagged Valencell's PeformTek bio-sensing technology for its freshly-announced ON active earbuds. Plug them into your head and the built-in hardware can relay vital statistics like your h...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: an interview with eMusic CEO Adam Klein
Sure CES is primarily a show for shiny new gadgets, but that's not stopping some of the top software companies from getting in on the hot Las Vegas action. We're kicking our week of interviews off w...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget JVC launches two Mirrorlink-enabled head units at CES
If you derive immense pleasure at the thought that your whip and Android or Symbian device can be tightly integrated, then you may want to sit down. JVC is adding a further two units to its line of ...
04:49 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget DarbeeVision announces Cobalt video processor set to enhance any consumer's content
If you are not a videophile, then you've probably never heard of the Darblet video processor. While those obesesed with the best picture quality money can buy, were head over heals for the little bo...
04:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: kickoff with Felicia Day
With the show already in full-swing, it's hard to believe that CES hasn't even officially begunt. What better way to celebrate the opening of the show's doors -- and the kickoff of our second annual...
04:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from Panasonic's opening keynote at CES 2013
CES opens its huge showfloor to the public today and both CEA's Gary Shapiro and Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuga are taking to the stage for this year's opening keynote. He's likely focus on the ...
04:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Matias' new Mini Quiet and Laptop Pro beings silent mechanical keyboards to road warriors
Remember that unheralded Matias keyboard that we spotted at the FCC a few weeks back? Well, it transpires that it was one of a pair of units for those who want tactile typing on the go -- but withou...
04:15 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Matias' new Mini Quiet and Laptop Pro bring silent mechanical keyboards to road warriors
Remember that unheralded Matias keyboard that we spotted at the FCC a few weeks back? Well, it transpires that it was one of a pair of units for those who want tactile typing on the go -- but withou...
04:06 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm and Wilocity cram 802.11ac and 802.11ad into single tri-band design
Qualcomm and Wilocity are teaming up at CES to deliver what they claim is the world's first tri-band WiFi solution that combines 802.11ac and 802.11ad. The new QCA9006 line (available in two differe...
03:50 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Corsair's Voyager GT Turbo USB 3.0 flash drives put super fast IO speeds in your pocket
Corsair's best known for its SSD and HDD storage solutions and gaming peripherals, but at CES this year the company has unveiled a trio of new USB 3.0 jump drives. Called the Flash Voyager GT Turbo,...
03:35 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget An early look at Intel's 'Lexington' platform: Atom, tailored for emerging markets
Good morning, kids! We're here at Intel's CES booth, where the company is showing off a low-end reference smartphone running the Atom Z2420 processor, which is part of the new "Lexington" family of ...
03:35 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget An early look at Intel's 'Lexington' platform: Atom, tailored for emerging markets (update: video)
Good morning, kids! We're here at Intel's CES booth, where the company is showing off a low-end reference smartphone running the Atom Z2420 processor, which is part of the new "Lexington" family of ...
03:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Kensington wants you to be very afraid of losing your iPhone, buy its $60 Proximo system
A mobile phone is lost or stolen every 3.5 seconds, warns Kensington, handily quoting data from 2011. The company's solution is simple: a low-power wireless fob that stays in your pocket and sounds ...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Point brings augmented reality ads to your phone, now with interactive videos
This morning brings a revamped augmented reality app to the scene known as Point. Before today, the software was known as IntARact, but along with the new name, users will now find the ability to in...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Turtle Beach highlights latest Ear Force gaming headsets for 2013, prices tournament flagship Seven Series
While Astro Gaming and Mad Catz like to announce stuff in a controlled drip-drip, Turtle Beach -- as usual -- is going ahead with a tactical blitz of new gaming headsets at CES. Just as we've come t...
02:47 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook heads to China again, meets with government officials
For the second time in less than a year Apple head Tim Cook has taken a trip across the Pacific and headed to China. What exactly the purpose of his visit is and what's on his schedule is a bit of a...
02:45 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget SiliconDust announces two new HDHomeRun network tuners with transcoding, DLNA DMP beta firmware available soon
SiloconDust let us kown that it would be the first to certify a live TV tuner as a DLNA Digital Media Server, easily enabling premium cable TV to more devices with its existing HDHomeRun Prime netwo...
02:30 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Livestream and Verizon team up to launch Broadcaster with built-in 4G LTE
The Livestream Broadcaster has been available since May of last year, and while the streaming add-on's had LTE capabilities since its debut back in April, something like a USB dongle was required to...
02:28 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Amazon Prime arrives in Canada: Free two-day shipping, no Instant Video
Canadians can now register for Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping on eligible orders for $79 a year. As a welcome, the company's giving new sign-ups a free one-month trial to reel them in --...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget McGraw-Hill reveals the SmartBook: an 'adaptive' e-book for students
McGraw-Hill is taking on the one-size-fits-all approach to textbooks with its freshly unveiled SmartBook: an e-book that is claimed to adapt to student's learning patterns. Aimed at college students...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Slingboxes get My Media syncing to USB, Companion iPad app for at-home viewing
The Slingbox news hasn't stopped just because Dish made its big splash. An update to the Slingbox 500 at first, and the 350 later this year, adds a local My Media sync component that lets Android or...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Corsair unleashes second gen Vengeance gaming peripherals at CES, goes fully mechanical with K95 keyboard
When Corsair introduced its Vengeance line of PC gaming accessories last year, it made the odd choice of creating the K90, a mostly mechanical keyboard marred by a collection of out of place membran...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Diamond Multimedia intros AMP2000 Android set-top box, availability coming later this year
It's been quite a few months since Diamond Multimedia announced it's AMP1000 set-top box, so the company likely figured there was no better better time and place than CES 2013 to release its latest ...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop pals up with TextPlus to offer free SMS
FreedomPop's made a name for itself by selling cases that enable iPod Touch users to get at least 500MB of data each month for free, and now the company has partnered with TextPlus to give users the...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Corsair outs Voyager Air with WiFi storage, NAS, USB 3.0 and repeater all in one
Corsair is very much associated with devices that need a physical connection to work, whether they're thumb drives or memory sticks. It's looking to cut the cord in style through its new Voyager Air...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iTwin Connect turns a humble USB stick into your own VPN (video)
Passing files over the internet using iTwin's 256-bit AES encryption's all well and good, but wouldn't it be nice if you could use that connection for other things? Luckily for you, that's just what...
01:22 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Ben Heck mods midi controller into guitar enclosure, scores pinball soundtrack in return
Love pinball? So does professional modder Ben Heck -- he's building a ghost hunt-themed pinball machine, and needs it to sound just right. Luckily, a local musician is happy to help, provided Heck c...
01:14 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Braven's latest portable Bluetooth speakers: 850 charges your iPad, BRV-1 laughs at H2O (eyes-on)
It's no secret that we generally enjoy Braven's pushes into the portable Bluetooth speaker arena. The company is again aiming to take your dollars away from the likes of the Jawbone Jamboxes, offeri...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Dell's Project Ophelia: an Android 4.0 stick that turns any display into a PC
Dell Wyse, the company's cloud services arm, is worried about your security. It's also thinking that it's time you didn't need to drag that laptop wherever you go. As such, it's working on Project O...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Dell refreshes its mainstream Inspiron R laptops with optional touchscreens
So far at CES, Dell has announced that its XPS 13 Ultrabook will finally get a higher-res screen. Now it's shifting its attention to the lower end: the company just refreshed its mainstream Inspiron...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Improv Electronics still hates paper, announces two new Boogie Board LCD eWriters
Improv Electonics' Boogie Boards will continue to lay waste to old-fashioned notepads this year, with a couple of new models joining the company's catalogue. If their current eWriters are a little t...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Belkin unveils the NetCam HD WiFi camera, WeMo SMART functionality in tow for $150
Looking to keep an eye on things at home while you're away? If so, Belkin is looking to lend a hand with an HD version of its NetCam WiFi camera. The device touts 720p video and digital audio captur...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget ooVoo update lets you and a party of 11 watch YouTube together
Someone at ooVoo must like to party it up virtually, what with features like four-way video conferencing, 12-way chat and now the ability to watch YouTube videos with up to 11 of your internet pals....
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Belkin outs AC1800 and AC750 dual-band routers, USB WiFi adapter at CES 2013
If you've been planning on re-tooling your home network after the new year, Belkin has just outed a line of gadgets that could help do just that. The company has announced a pair of dual-band router...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget GeoPalz launches ibitz line of activity trackers for kids and parents
If you want to count your steps and measure your activity, there's no shortage of options from unobtrusive bracelets to clip-on dongles. GeoPalz chose the latter form factor for its ibitz line of ac...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Broadcom's new ARM-based chip boosts Ultra HD TV into living rooms of the future
When 4K TV, now known by the more buzzy Ultra HD moniker, finally makes its way to living rooms stateside, there's a good chance it'll arrive on the back of Broadcom's tech. With its ARM-based BCM74...
12:46 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hyper debuts iUSBport mini, 2 and HD cloud storage and streaming devices (hands-on)
When the original iUSBport made its debut at CES last year it was called the CloudFTP. Since then, it changed its name and today it gained some new relatives -- the iUSBport mini, 2 and HD. For thos...
12:29 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget NEC revamps its MultiSync lineup with new 24-inch IPS monitor
NEC's MultiSync monitor lineup is well-known for offering a slew of versatile choices -- as such, this year's CES isn't too bad a time for the Lavie creator to introduce a new member of the family. ...
12:17 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Tactus morphing touchscreen keyboard hands-on (with video)
We had opportunity to catch Tactus at SID earlier this year, though with news that the Tactus keyboard was new and improved for CES we had no choice but to take a quick peek. What's new? Well, Tactu...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Almond+ WiFi router coming to Kickstarter: touchscreen, 802.11ac, home automation
Securifi isn't your average Kickstarter outfit. It already has one Almond wireless touchscreen router under its belt, currently sold at Amazon, and now it's about to bid for crowdfunding to build a ...
11:28 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 2013 CES press event now live for online viewing
Samsung brought the party to Las Vegas just hours ago, and we were there to call the shots as it happened with our liveblog of the event. We were introduced to plenty of wicked new televisions -- so...
11:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget MakerBot showing off Replicator 2X 3D printer later today
The year of 3D printers? It's sure looking like it from where we're sitting. There are more companies at CES 2013 promoting consumer versions of the technology than ever before. Of course, MakerBot'...
11:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Nyko unveils Charge Station U, Pro Commander Wii U peripherals at CES 2013
In the past few years, Nyko's transformed from a third-party peripheral manufacturer of poor repute to one many gamers depend on for quality products. Devices like the Nintendo Wii Charge Station an...
08:49 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Phones 4U gives Sony Xperia Z March 1st release date in UK, will be coming to Vodafone
Sony unveiled the Xperia Z just hours earlier over in Las Vegas, but UK retailer Phones 4U has already announced that Brits will see the phone at the start of March. Excited "omni-balance" fans can ...
08:37 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Ford teams up with Eaton, Whirlpool and SunPower to create MyEnergi Lifestyle, hopes to reduce everyone's CO2 footprint
Trying to lower your utility bill? Maybe it's time you talked to a motor company -- Ford is on the warpath to reduce energy consumption. In a collaborative effort with SunPower Eaton and Whirlpool F...
08:30 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte arrives at CES with two Windows 8 tablets, including an 11.6-inch S1185 with 1080p and Ivy Bridge
Who's afraid of the Windows 8 tablet crush? Not Gigabyte. According to Mobile Geeks, the company has brought a couple of new tablets to Las Vegas -- the S1185 for regular customers and the businessy...
08:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget BlueAnt announces Q3 Bluetooth headset
BlueAnt offers up its 3rd iteration of the Q-series of bluetooth headsets at CES 2013: say hello to the BlueAnt Q3. Packed in the new Q3's curvier shell are all the niceties of a modern Bluetooth he...
07:40 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Delphi Verizon's Vehicle Diagnostics hands-on (video)
We first caught wind of Delphi and Verizon's new Vehicle Diagnostics service a couple of days back. Today we got to see the thing in action at the Pepcom event here at CES. The hardware is a small b...
07:11 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Plair streams video to HDMI through WiFi, arrives this month for $99 (eyes-on)
A simple idea thoroughly executed is sometimes best, and that's what Plair is aiming for with its new, self-titled streaming video adapter. The golf wedge-shaped device grafts on to an HDMI port an...
06:56 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Lego's Mindstorms EV3 kit (video)
Lego's third-generation Mindstorms kit has been redesigned to appeal to both kids desperate to craft and modders looking for even more customizability. With assembly instructions now provided by a 3...
06:53 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget JBL Rumble, OnBeat Mini and Charge spotted at CES, we go ears on
One of the more colorful -- in the literal sense -- announcements during the CES build-up was the new line of Bluetooth speakers from JBL. Here at Pepcom we spotted them out in the wild, so thought ...
06:53 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget JBL Rumble, OnBeat Mini and Charge spotted at CES, we go ears-on
One of the more colorful -- in the literal sense -- announcements during the CES build-up was the new line of Bluetooth speakers from JBL. Here at Pepcom we spotted them out in the wild, so thought ...
06:52 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Cambridge Soundworks Oontz XL and Ultra hands-on
That slick-looking piece of hardware we know you looked at while clicking in here is Cambridge Soundworks' Bluetooth Oontz XL. Also on display was its bigger brother -- at least as far as price and...
06:47 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget IOGEAR wireless access point and computer-to-TV streamer refresh
IOGEAR really needs to start naming its products something other than stockroom codes and long-winded yet vague descriptions of what they do. After checking out the company's new Wireless 5x2 HD Mat...
06:44 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps
So far we've gotten a look at some Siri / OnStar canoodling here at CES 2013, and iHeartRadio flaunted its new GM liaison yesterday. But the automaker wants to let all comers in on the MyLink action...
06:43 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Xi3's 'Piston' modular PC at CES
Remember when Xi3 announced a Kickstarter project for its modular computers late last year? Well, those machines are here today at CES, thanks in no part to some lofty backing from Valve. We got a f...
06:39 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Extreme Reality's Extreme Motion uses 2D webcams for 3D motion games (hands-on)
Extreme Reality's technology revolves around gestures, and its latest effort is to bring that movement to the masses: its Extreme Motion developer kit turns just about any off-the-shelf webcam or bu...
06:38 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iSmartAlarm uses a WiFi camera and iPhone app to warn you of potential burglars
iSmartAlarm is a home security alarm, but not the kind that uses a shrill sound to send burglars scrambling. The alarm system, currently a project on Indiegogo, is a $79 WiFi camera that sends alert...
06:36 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget hippih's Bluetooth-powered hipKey keeps your iPhone close, your precious things closer (hands-on)
Bluetooth accessories that let you keep tabs of your stuff aren't exactly new, but few are as charming and well-designed as hippih's hipKey, at least from our initial impressions. Created and design...
06:33 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget TP-Link shows a fleet of beautiful network connectivity devices, we go hands-on
No matter how big or small your network related needs may be, TP-Link appears to be up to the task. The network equipment manufacturer has unleashed a horde of new gear at CES. First up to bat is th...
06:29 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Snappgrip, a case that turns your phone into a point-and-shoot
We normally don't bother to write about iPhone cases here at Engadget, but this one seemed pretty neat. Snappgrip is a case that turns your iPhone into a point-and-shoot camera -- partly for kitsch'...
06:13 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Project Shield won't be sold at a loss, says NVIDIA
NVIDIA's Tegra 4 powered handheld looks a lot like a typical game console, but it isn't. You could say that its operating system sets it apart, or its knack for streaming PC games, but that's not it...
06:09 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Zagg Origin is two speakers in one (video)
Here's a cool little surprise from the Pepcom floor: the Zagg Origin is a two-in-one speaker system. The smaller of the two fits in the palm of your hand, communicating with your tablet or smartphon...
06:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget IOGEAR unveils uncompressed 1080p wireless streaming matrix switcher
It just wouldn't be CES without IOGEAR showing off new jet-black wireless streaming devices, and today it's unveiling the lovingly named "Wireless 5x2 HD Matrix," or GWHDMS52. The two-piece set is c...
05:47 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands on with the Dyne and DTV-capable RCA Mobile TV tablet (video)
RCA's new Mobile TV Tablet appeared in the flesh here at Pepcom at CES 2013. The eight-inch tablet's a little weighty, but packs a combination DTV and Dyle TV tuner -- an industry first -- so we'll ...
05:47 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Dyle-, DTV-capable RCA Mobile TV tablet (video)
RCA's new Mobile TV Tablet appeared in the flesh here at Pepcom at CES 2013. The 8-inch tablet's a little weighty, but packs a combination DTV and Dyle TV tuner -- an industry first -- so we'll forg...
05:46 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Targus debuts the Touch Pen for Windows 8, we go hands-on (video)
The Targus Touch Pen for Windows 8 is a paintbrush that you can rub all over you Windows 8-enabled PC monitor, whether or not it's actually a touchscreen. By using an independently powered dongle at...
05:46 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Energi charging backpack by TYLT hands-on
Seemingly made for the urban warrior, the Energi charging backpack by TYLT does precisely what it claims to do. Hosted on Christie Street as a crowd-funded project and shown off here at CES 2013, t...
05:35 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Fisher-Price Create and Learn Case hands-on
When you think high-tech, you don't necessarily think kids. But as any parent who owns an iPad can tell you, that tablet is fast-becoming a pricey toy (or distraction). Which is why Fisher-Price has...
05:29 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Polaroid Kids Tablet hits CES, and we drop it on the ground a couple of times (video)
The Kids Tablet? Okay, Polaroid doesn't get any points for creativity on the naming side of things, but the company clearly did put some thought into creating a low-price slate for tiny hands. This ...
05:25 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget iON reveals Adventure and Air Pro 2 sports cameras, we go hands on
You may remember iON stepping out onto the action camera market back in spring, when we went hands on with the OG Air Pro. Fast forward to CES, and it's back with a brace of new cameras to capture y...
05:21 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Fitbit Flex hands-on at CES 2013 (video)
Fitbit's been in the fitness-tracking game for a while now, but today marks its first official entry into the wearable band space. Shown off here at CES 2013, the Flex is a wireless band much in the...
05:15 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Polaroid's interchangeable lens cameras hands-on (video)
Interchangeable lens cameras from Polaroid? Yep. They're here at CES, and the company let us spend some hands-on time at tonight's Pepcom event at the MGM Grand. It's important to note, right off th...
05:14 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Corning demonstrates how strong its Gorilla Glass 3 really is (video)
We've just spent some time with Corning, which is showing off the strength of its third-generation Gorilla Glass. The company has tweaked the chemical and atomic composition of the raw materials of ...
05:08 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget OLPC XO-4 to sell starting at $206, production commencing March
We were told we wouldn't be hearing any pricing or availability information about the OLPC XO-4 until later in the week, but it didn't take the One Laptop Per Child folks too long to let us know a l...
05:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Vivitek outs the Qumi Q7 HD LED pocket projector, set to arrive this summer for $1,000
If diminutive, portable projectors catch your eye on the regular, Vivitek's latest may be worth a gander. The outfit has announced the Qumi Q7 HD LED pocket projector at CES, touting up to 800 lumen...
05:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Ooma Office brings VoIP to small business, launching this month
Ooma's expanding its VoIP offerings to the world of business, introducing "Ooma Office" today at CES 2013. Ooma Office takes the already existing VoIP functionality built into Ooma's Telo device (ma...
05:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Looxcie launches Vidcie b2b collaboration platform and Vidcie Tough rugged POV camera
Makers of POV cameras, Looxcie, has just launched a new business to business focused line called Vidcie. The announcement comprises a new real-time collaboration platform that allows enterprise cust...
05:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget HealthMath unveils Inner Balance iOS app and sensor for managing stress, clearing the mind
We're a tad skeptical that an app and a sensor can help you destress and "rebalance the mind and emotions," but give HealthMath the benefit of the doubt for the moment. The company's new Inner Balan...
05:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Babbel launches subscription-based language learning program for iPad
Looks as if there's a new twist in the language learning game. Following the release of a basics guide on the iPad last year, Babbel has decided to bring most of its 11 language guides to Apple's ta...
05:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Kenwood announces four new in-car multimedia receivers: connects through Bluetooth to most smartphones
Within its array of updated audio hardware, Kenwood announced several new in-car multimedia receivers that is can hook up to your favorite smartphone or tablet (whether it runs on Android, iOS or Bl...
05:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Ematic FunTab Family tablet range running Android 4.0 launches at CES
Throwing its hand in to the ever-expanding range of neon-colored rubber-edged 'family' tablets, Ematic has announced its Funtab series of tablets -- all running Android 4.0. They will also arrive wi...
05:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Coby unveils a deluge of updated LED TVs, mobile speakers and headphones
Coby has rarely been shy about making a full-court press at CES, and it's keeping up that tradition with a mountain of media-focused launches at the show this year. The highlights? Its new edge LED-...
04:59 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Intel Lexington-based smartphones from Acer and Xolo
At Intel's press conference today here in Las Vegas we got a chance to see smartphones from Acer and Xolo based on chipzilla's Lexington platform. This new SoC follows in Medfield's footsteps but is...
04:45 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget ASUS VivoTab Smart hands-on (video)
You know how ASUS started with one Transformer tablet and then quickly grew that line to, like, half a dozen models? Yeah, well, the company's about to do the same thing for Windows 8 slates. The ou...
04:32 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung's point and shoot offerings for 2013 hands-on
Samsung's launch schedules were packed today as evidenced by the depth of the 2013 product line we had a quick look at at CES. First up is the $749 NX300 (pictured above) a 3D still and film capture...
04:26 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon hands-on
The Samsung ATIV Odyssey bound for Verizon has been a known device ever since Windows Phone 8 was launched, but at the time of its announcement we were told that we could expect it in December. The ...
04:26 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey for Verizon hands-on (update: video)
The Samsung ATIV Odyssey bound for Verizon has been a known device ever since Windows Phone 8 was launched, but at the time of its announcement we were told that we could expect it in December. The ...
04:24 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS shows up on a mystery phone, we go hands-on
Firefox's mobile operating system showed up on a mystery phone tonight at a pre-CES event ahead of its unveiling later this year, carrying no branding and looking light on features. Sadly, the WiFi ...
04:24 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS shows up on a mystery phone, we go hands-on (update: now with video!)
Firefox's mobile operating system showed up on a mystery phone tonight at a pre-CES event ahead of its unveiling later this year, carrying no branding and looking light on features. Sadly, the WiFi ...
04:16 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Atmel's XSense technology's will make curved touchscreens possible (hands-on)
Atmel's XSense technology made its debut way back in April of 2012, but today ASUS became the first big name gadget maker to commit to using the tech -- pledging to put it in an unnamed next-gen tab...
04:05 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget HP launches Pocket Playlist WiFi drive at CES, we go hands-on
We just got to spend a few moments with HP's new Pocket Playlist, a tremendously small WiFi drive that can pump out media to up to five devices at once. Thanks to a PlayLater subscription, the drive...
04:02 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize registration begins tomorrow
Who hasn't dreamed of having a Tricorder from the show Star Trek? Qualcomm announced the Tricorder X Prize last year, who's aim is to create a Star Trek-like device. Those who are interested in fame...
04:02 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 for Verizon hands-on (update: video)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is no stranger to us, as we've had the opportunity to review the global unit on two occasions. This is the first time, however, that we've seen the S Pen-toting tablet b...
04:02 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Pentax Optio LS465 hands-on: a point-and-shoot with customizable skins, compact form-factor
Another point and shoot arrives at CES from Pentax and this one trades a restrained design for one that's all your own. While the 16-megapixel Optio LS465 arrives in black, pink, purple color option...
04:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget ViewSonic outs three Windows 8-certified touchscreen displays
ViewSonic's just revealed a trio of 10-point touch displays with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and 20,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios, and they're Windows 8-certified, to boot. As for connectivity, eac...
03:58 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Canon PowerShot A260, A1400 and ELPH 130IS hands-on
Canon's put WiFi into a boatload of its cameras and camcorders here at CES 2013, so why not some point-and-shoots as well? That's just what it announced earlier today with the teeny Powershot ELPH 1...
03:55 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Fulton Innovation launches eCoupled technology for bi-directional wireless charging (hands on)
Wireless charging is slowly creeping into more and more devices, and the convenience it brings is a welcome addition to our technological lives. But what if you don't have a charging pad nearby? Wit...
03:48 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget ViewSonic unveils VSD240 smart display running Android 4.1: arrives in April for $499
ViewSonic has decided to give Android-powered "smart displays" a second go-round. After releasing the VSD220, it's following it up with the VSD240, a 24-inch monitor running Android 4.1. Though we'r...
03:45 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on: the company's first Windows Phone 8 device
If you were following Huawei's presser from earlier today, you may have thought the company's CES 2013 story was "All About Android." Turns out, it's not. On the showfloor here at Pepcom, the compan...
03:45 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 hands-on: the company's first Windows Phone 8 device (video)
If you were following Huawei's presser from earlier today, you may have thought the company's CES 2013 story was "All About Android." Turns out, it's not. On the showfloor here at Pepcom, the compan...
03:39 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless 2013-era super-range WiFi gear unveiled at CES
Amped Wireless is famous for its super-strength WiFi gear, which can stretch internet over huge distances and through houses where no other internet signal dares to tread. We've spent the last few m...
03:34 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's new Blu-ray player and HTIB hands-on
A Ultra HD stole the stage at the Sony CES 2013 press event, but sharing the stage and vying for attention were a number of audio and home theater devices. In addition to a number of One Touch audio...
03:31 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Wikipad gets chromed out buttons and Big Fish games, we go eyes-on
What's this? The Wikipad? At CES 2013? But we were told it wouldn't be here! As it turns out, the Wikipad is still kinda here, albeit with Big Fish Games. And wouldn't you know it, Big Fish games ar...
03:25 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget HTC One SV on Cricket 4G hands-on (video)
Ready to make its debut on Cricket Wireless, we've spent some time with the One SV here at CES. In a great flame red finish, the specification sheet matches what we've seen on the Desire X and Desir...
03:16 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's Action Cam Pet Mount concept may lead to man's best YouTube videos
It's just a concept, sure. But if it means more dog's eye view videos are destined for YouTube, we whole-heartedly support Sony's Action Cam Pet Mount.Filed under: Cameras, SonyComments...
03:14 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Canon Vixia R40 wireless camcorder hands-on (video)
Canon announced a quartet of camcorders earlier today at CES 2013, and while Vixia G20 is a tweaked version of the previous model, the R40 and R42 bringing a raft of new features like WiFi connectiv...
03:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony SideView hands-on (video)
It wasn't exactly a spotlight announcement at today's Sony CES press event, but it's a cool feature nonetheless. As we mentioned in our liveblog of the event, the feature brings to mind Microsoft's ...
03:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Atoms: a Kickstarter-funded 'modular robotic toy'
Sitting apart from the abundance of health-tracking apps and gadgets on display here at the CES 2013 Bluetooth SIG event is a toy made for the creative-minded geek: Atoms. Fueled by a successful kic...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Blue Mics Nessie: a USB mic that masks your flaws (video)
Blue Microphones is known for its top notch USB microphones. Heck, the Yeti is a staple around the Engadget compound for recording podcasts and voiceovers. The company's latest, Nessie, continues th...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Blue Microphones unveils Nessie: an adaptive USB mic with built-in features to improve recordings
Adding to its line of capable USB recording tech, Blue Microphones has pulled the curtain back on the Nessie at CES 2013. This latest offering looks to get cozy on your desktop and lend a hand with ...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Olympus SH-50 iHS touts 5-axis video stabilization in a compact, $300 camera
Olympus helped conquer shakycam videos first in the OM-D, but not everyone has $1,300 to throw at a high-end mirrorless body. It's clearly aware of our plight in launching the SH-50 iHS at CES. Desp...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Olympus reveals SZ-15, SZ-16 superzoom cameras with upgraded sensors
It almost wouldn't be a camera introduction without a couple of superzooms, would it? Appropriately, Olympus is updating its lower-cost SZ models at CES with new sensors and a handful of extras to m...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Olympus intros upgraded Stylus Tough TG-2, TG-830 and TG-630 rugged cameras
Olympus knows many of us will be jonesing for a rugged camera once the weather warms up, and it's more than happy to deliver with a trio of refreshed Stylus Tough point-and-shoots. The TG-2 iHS flag...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Kanex launches $99 meDrive, a private cloud for your iOS device
Kanex might be typecast as a mere maker of display cables, but that doesn't mean it's not capable of belting out the odd line of Shakespeare. Its latest "challenging" role is the meDrive, a device t...
03:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Blue Mics' Nessie: a USB mic that masks your flaws (video)
Blue Microphones is known for its top notch USB microphones. Heck, the Yeti is a staple around the Engadget compound for recording podcasts and voiceovers. The company's latest, Nessie, continues th...
02:57 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the 7-inch XO Tablet, OLPC's first consumer device
It appears the XO Touch (aka 4.0) wasn't the only new device OLPC brought to CES 2013. Interestingly, the company is moving into the consumer market this year, and it's releasing a 7-inch slate (1,0...
02:57 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the 7-inch XO Tablet, OLPC's first consumer device (video)
It appears the XO Touch (aka 4.0) wasn't the only new device OLPC brought to CES 2013. Interestingly, the company is moving into the consumer market this year, and it's releasing a 7-inch slate (1,0...
02:36 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Canon PowerShot N hands-on (video)
What's square and rounded with white all over? That'd be Canon's new PowerShot N -- a point-and-shoot that can be held in any which way. At first glance, it's a bit of a strange proposition -- the c...
02:35 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm outs Snapdragon 800 and 600: up to 2.3GHz quad-core, 4K video, due by mid 2013
Having pushed the Snapdragon S4 into an outrageous number of devices last year, it seemed inevitable that Qualcomm would come to CES 2013 with an even more fiery Snapdragon S5. As it turns out, that...
02:33 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's 4K Handycam and HXR-IFR5 4K Interface Unit prototypes eyes-on
No question, today's Sony press conference was all about the 4K. TVs, media services and even 4K recording for consumers. The latter arrived in the form of a couple of prototypes. First off was the ...
02:19 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 8000 series GPUs official for laptops, desktop series now shipping to OEMs
Most of the secrets surrounding AMD's latest series of mobile graphics chips have been known for a while now, but that didn't stop the company from making everything official today. Intended for tra...
02:19 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on Sony's 56-inch OLED Ultra HDTV
If you've ever seen an OLED TV, you'd you'd remember it. Same can be said about 4k. Combine the two together and you truly have a sight to see -- which is exactly what Sony has done. Of course it is...
02:15 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from Qualcomm's CES 2013 keynote
Who wants faster phones and tablets? We totally do -- and thankfully so does Qualcomm. This year CEO Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is taking the stage for the prestigious pre-CES keynote presentation, the one ...
02:08 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's 65-and 55-inch Ultra HD TVs eyes-on
The message of tonight's Sony CES press event? Bigger's not always, better, we guess. The huge reveal on the side of the stage at tonight's event were two new Ultra HD TVs-- smaller siblings of the ...
02:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Nikon unveils J3 and S1, takes 73-point AF and 15 fps stills to entry mirrorless cameras
Nikon clearly wants to make amends for its unspectacular J2 launch late last summer: it's launching not one but two 1 series models that provide a stronger incentive to go Nikon among lower-end mirr...
02:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Nikon outs Coolpix S6500 with WiFi, new beauty touch-ups
The budget, compact long-zoom camera field must be a cutthroat one -- Nikon unveiled the Coolpix S6300 early last year, quietly slipped out the S6400 later in 2012, and it's already previewing a S65...
02:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Nikon D5200 to reach US photographers in late January for $900
Americans wanting to leap into DSLRs with a Nikon D5200 have had no choice but to sit on pins and needles waiting for a release date. As of CES, we know that they'll have a more comfortable seat ver...
01:49 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony to launch 4K digital distribution network this summer, 'mastered in 4K' Blu-ray discs
Now that Sony is bringing 4K TVs to more mainstream sizes with the launch of 55- and 65-inch models later this year, it's also expanding the availability of content. When it launched its $25,000 84-...
01:23 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung estimates $8.3 billion in profits for Q4, brags about phone sales
What's the lion's share look like in sales numbers? About 500 handsets a minute, according to Samsung. The Korean hardware giant flaunted the sales estimate in its Q4 investors guidance, where it sa...
01:15 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony announces the world's first 4K OLED TV at CES: 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, no price or release in sight
4K TVs look amazing. OLED TVs look amazing. You can imagine, therefore, how good a 4K OLED TV will look. Sony has just wowed the audience here at CES 2013 with the news that it's produced the world'...
01:03 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Vizio's 2013 sound bars bringing big audio, Bluetooth connectivity to living rooms (ears-on)
An HDTV without a sound system to match is like a Ferrari on 14-inch rims -- still a beautiful sight to behold, but its performance falls short of what could be, given the right accessory. Vizio kno...
01:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget AMD announces Temash, Kabini, Richland, and Kaveri APUs at CES 2013 (video)
AMD's press event here in Vegas just wrapped up, and if there's a single acronym to describe everything that we witnessed, it's this: APU. The two highlights were codenamed Temash and Kabini, two pr...
01:01 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z: hands-on with the new flagship at CES 2013 (video)
Sony has had over a year now to dust away any residual Ericsson branding and with a reinvigorated direction towards mobile, it's welcoming the CES crowds of Las Vegas with two new smartphones -- the...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Parrot's Zikmu Solo speaker goes Duo, two make a pair over WiFi
It was only last October when we took a close look at Parrot's new Zikmu Solo (as well as chatting up CEO Henri Seydoux, pictured above), so we were a bit surprised when the company made an announce...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL hands-on: an alternate 5-inch 1080p, quad-core take on 'premium'
You can't fault Sony for trying. After announcing its renewed focus on mobile back in 2012, the company's consistently issued thoughtful hardware for the global marketplace. But its collective effor...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils NFC-enabled Bluetooth speakers, waterproof Walkman MP3 headphones at CES (eyes-on)
With Sony's CES press conference literally just starting, we're pleased to be able to give you an early look at the latest sound pushers from its Personal Audio Division. The company is still aiming...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony announces 65-and 55-inch Ultra HD TVs at CES: arriving this spring, pricing a mystery
We wouldn't blame you if you cried tears of agony when you realized that you could afford neither the $25,000 nor the space in your home to accommodate Sony's 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV. Fortunately for...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung Techwin announces two new HD CCTV systems for the security conscious resolution snob
Samsung Techwin, the Korean conglomerate's video cameras and security division, is announcing two sets of HD CCTV systems for security-conscious types who don't want to settle for a grainy VGA image...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony announces touch-enabled VAIO T15 Ultrabook with touch, new touch-enabled VAIO T14
We've already hinted that the name of the game for laptops at CES will likely be incremental updates, and the latest company to prove our point is Sony. The PC division just announced an optional to...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z announced: HDR video capture, 5-inch 1080p Reality Display, water-resistant
Sony's flagship smartphones may not have set the world on fire so far, but the company is making another concerted push in 2013, launching two top-end phones with near-identical internal specs. The...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony launches the Bravia KDL-W900A LED connected 3DTV at CES
Sony's television firmament has swelled to include the company's Bravia KDL-W900A here at the tech jamboree that is CES. The edge-lit, slimline display comes loaded with the company's X-Reality Pro ...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player promises boosted WiFi range, cares about your wellbeing
It's 2013, and as such, it's time for Sony to preview its updated flagship Blu-ray player and catch some sun in the Nevada desert. This year's model is the BDP-S5100, which shares plenty of features...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony introduces Balanced Optical SteadyShot for well under a grand with CX430V, PJ430V Handycams (hands-on)
Sony's Balanced Optical SteadyShot has been perhaps one of the camcorder industry's greatest innovations in recent years, delivering a much smoother handheld picture by moving the entire lens module...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Handycam CX380 and PJ380 offer boosted specs with less heft, we go hands-on
In the market for a solid mid-range camcorder? Sony's Handycam 380 packs many of the features you'd need, and it ships with an optional built-in projector, too. The CX380 and PJ380 are nearly identi...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony kills off SD camcorders, launches four entry-level Handycams starting at $249 (hands-on)
It's 2013, and Sony's pair of standard-definition Handycams are officially on their way off store shelves. The company has retired the SX45 and SX85, which first began shipping in 2011 for $199 and ...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Handycam TD30V delivers premium feel, 3D shooting for less than a grand (hands-on)
Not quite ready to hop aboard the projector train? Sony's betting that 3D might be your game. The Handycam TD30V is the company's $999 answer to 2012's $1,499 TD20V, delivering a nearly identical fe...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Handycam PJ790V and PJ650V get brighter projectors with HDMI input, we go hands-on
In the past, we may have considered a projector-equipped camcorder if the price was right, but with dim output (typically less than 20 lumens) and content options limited to footage you've shot, the...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot WX80 packs WiFi, 10 fps shooting, 12,800 ISO in a $199 point-and-shoot (hands-on)
There's no full-frame sensor or advanced mode dial here, but Sony has managed to line up a compelling set of features for its CES flagship point-and-shoot. At $199, the Cyber-shot WX80 offers a huge...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot W710 and W730 entry-level cameras start at $99, we go hands-on
Yup, Sony's still in the business of making sub-$100 pocketable shooters. The Cyber-shot W710 is set to retail for a mere 99 bucks this month, while its similarly-specced W730 counterpart will carry...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's ruggedized Cyber-shot TF1 hits this month for $199, we go hands-on
Looking for a ruggedized stills shooter for your next trip to the slopes? Sony's Cyber-shot TF1 should have you covered, to 14 degrees Fahrenheit. It'll also do just fine with drops in the snow -- i...
01:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot H200 features 26x OIS lens, 20.1MP stills for $249 (hands-on)
Sony's priciest CES model is still quite affordable, with a wallet-friendly $249 MSRP. That sticker price will net you a 26x lens with SteadyShot optical stabilization, a 22.3mm wide-angle focal len...
12:59 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Ford looks to go the Android route with its Sync AppLink system, offers it to other automakers
Ford used CES to announce its new AppLink developer program to foster more in-car app development, but it looks like it has even grander plans than that. The company tells Wired that it's willing to...
12:51 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Magisto sharpens its AI video editing algorithm, adds themes, albums and group editing
Sure, Magisto's automatic video editing algorithms are great for social media mashup clips, but what if you want to use the service's robotic sense of cinema to tell a story? CEO Oren Boiman says it...
12:45 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Live from Sony's CES 2013 press conference
It's January, it's Las Vegas, it's CES and it's time for Sony to shine. The company always puts on a good show at the Consumer Electronics Show, and we don't expect this year to be any different. So...
12:32 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hisense XT780 3D Smart TV with Google TV at CES 2013, we go eyes-on
Hisense has barely made the news official, but here at its CES 2013 press event, we were able to glimpse its latest Google TV effort, the XT780 3D Smart TV with Google TV. The sleek set, to be offer...
12:29 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hisense's 65-inch XT900 Ultra High Definition TV eyes-on
The world's fifth-largest TV maker has officially unveiled its new 65-inch UHDTV here at CES and we've just basked in the glow of its sumptuous 3,840 x 2,160 panel. WiFi-enabled, with a USB detachab...
12:24 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget 4iiii unveils Viiiiva heart rate monitor that wirelessly links to your iPhone or smartwatch
So, you've been monitoring virtually every aspect of your athletic performance and tweeting it to the world, but not your heartrate or other basic performance factors? Apparently that just won't do,...
12:15 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.07.2013
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...
12:15 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget NEC shows off a super-thin, 12.8mm thick Ultrabook, we go hands-on
Just after wrapping up its CES 2013 press conference, Intel showed off two Ultrabooks: one that's just a concept, and one that you can actually buy. What you see in that photo up there is the NEC La...
12:06 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung Series 7 Ultra hands-on
In addition to checking out the Series 7 Chronos at Samsung's presser, we got a glimpse of the 13-inch Series 7 Ultra, the first Ultrabook in the Series 7 line. It's one of Sammy's higher-end ultrap...
12:05 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Ford opens AppLink developer program, wants more apps with in-car voice control
Ford's SYNC AppLink technology for smartphone voice control while behind the wheel is currently only a feature of a handful of big-name apps. That may soon change, however, as here at CES, the motor...
12:00 am EST - Tue, January 8, 2013
Engadget Hisense previews 2013 TV lineup that includes a 110-inch 4K set, Google TV and glasses-free 3D
Hisense gave us a tease of its TV future late last year with reasonably-sized 4K sets. We now know that it's bringing a lot more to CES -- and we do mean a lot. Its 2013 lineup will include the XT90...
11:49 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung expands its Dropbox integration to include PCs, Smart Cameras
Samsung has been enraptured with Dropbox and its cloud storage since last year, and we're quickly learning that it's a long-term love affair. The Korean firm is expanding its integration with Dropb...
11:39 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the new Samsung Series 7 Chronos at CES
We walked away from the Samsung press conference with more than just a liveblog brimming with new announcements -- we got our hands on two of the company's new laptops, as well. First up was the ref...
11:39 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the new Samsung Series 7 Chronos at CES (video)
We walked away from the Samsung press conference with more than just a liveblog brimming with new announcements -- we got our hands on two of the company's new laptops, as well. First up was the ref...
11:36 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Vizio shows off a 10-inch Tegra 4 tablet and a lower-end 7-inch slate
Earlier today we showed you the Vizio Tablet PC, the outfit's first Windows 8 slate. Now we're back for part deux, starring Tegra and a healthy dose of Jelly Bean. While touring the company's suite,...
11:28 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget ActiveVideo announces Cloud TV developer program, hopes to woo web developers to television
Have a knack for drumming up gorgeous code in HTML5? ActiveVideo wants to help you put your talents to work on the big screen. The company is launching a new Cloud TV access program designed to help...
11:28 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Canonical narrows timeframe for Ubuntu for smartphones to 'late February'
Our first look at the upcoming Ubuntu phone OS left us excited but wanting for more details, and it seems that Canonical has now indicated when you'll first be able to grab it. According to OMG Ubun...
11:25 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Sofant SmartAntenna could double battery life, ease network congestion
Battery life on your mobile can be a constant source of anxiety if, like us, you're pretty much "always on." Scottish-based firm Sofant thinks it might have the answer, or at the very least, a sooth...
11:13 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Samsung's new 85-inch S9 UHDTV at CES (video)
Right on the heels on Samsung's CES press conference, we got up close and personal with Samsung's just-announced work of art, the 85-inch S9 UHD TV. Its size alone is pretty spectacular, but Sammy c...
11:08 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Sprint announces summer timeframe for Windows Phone 8 launch, partners with Samsung and HTC
Sprint's the last of the big four carriers in the US to launch Windows Phone 8 products, but the platform's presence on the Now Network may be closer to a reality. The company announced today that i...
11:01 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Did ASUS' Atom-based VivoTab show at the FCC with AT&T-ready LTE?
ASUS' Atom-based VivoTab has largely stayed on the sidelines while the VivoTab RT takes the limelight. The FCC may have just hinted that it's time for the non-RT model to shine with a filing showing...
11:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Dish Hopper Transfers for iPad takes your DVR content offline (hands-on)
There's really no way to encapsulate all of this awesomeness in a headline, so you're gonna want to read on. Sure, there's Dish Anywhere, for realtime streaming of live TV and DVR content, but Hoppe...
11:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Dish Anywhere app delivers content on the go, Sling video feed from Hopper DVR (hands-on)
Dish is further reinforcing its promise to deliver content even when you're not in front of the TV. The new Dish Anywhere app is your portal for live streaming, powered by Sling, along with on-deman...
11:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Dish launches Hopper with Sling, a commercial-jumping DVR that boots live and saved content to the web (hands-on)
Dish's Hopper just took a massive leap. The whole-home DVR solution, which launched at CES last year and began shipping to consumers this past spring, now has built-in Sling functionality -- think o...
10:47 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Snakebyte gamepad evolves into Unu Android tablet, promises to replace your Smart TV
What defines ambition? Maybe it's building an Android tablet after first setting out to build a Bluetooth gaming controller. That seems to be the backstory behind the Unu, a pair of seven and 10-inc...
10:39 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung debuts T9000 refrigerator with LCD and Evernote integration
Refrigerators with touchscreens haven't made much of a dent in the American home, but they're certainly a staple at CES. Samsung's latest entry, the rather large 32 cubic-foot four-door T9000 LCD, i...
10:39 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with LTE headed for Verizon
Clue's in the headline, really. If you've been waiting on the news that Samsung's 10.1-inch Galaxy Note with Verizon LTE, then today's your lucky day. Samsung has announced at its press conference t...
10:32 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Vizio reveals 5-inch and 4.7-inch Android handsets bound for China, we go hands-on
We figured Vizio would bring new laptops, All-in-Ones and HDTVs to CES this year, but as companies are often wont to do here in Vegas, Vizio had a Jelly Bean-flavored surprise for us -- in the form ...
10:30 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Broadcom's 5G WiFi chips power LG's latest HDTVs
5G WiFi (better known to us as 802.11ac) makes Barry Allen look like a geriatric. Broadcom's been talking up the prowess of its 5G hardware for some time now, but the first chance we'll get to use i...
10:30 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Editorial: FTC and Google -- why the right decision feels so wrong to so many people
The Federal Trade Commission's absolution of Google after a lengthy investigation into alleged abuse of market power induced expected reactions from the principle players. Microsoft was infuriated. ...
10:18 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget eatART's Titanoboa takes a trip around CES 2013 (video)
Looks like the Mondo Spider isn't alone in this world, after all. Turns out the folks over at eatART have designed him a robotic reptilian friend. We got a quick demo of the truly awe-inspiring Tita...
10:17 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget iLuv unveils the Aud 5: a Lightning speaker dock with Bluetooth connectivity for non-Apple wares
Lightning speaker docks have started popping up on the regular and now iLuv is looking to join the party. The outfit has outed the Aud 5, a speaker dock that connects to the latest iPhone and iPod w...
10:12 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Meet 'North Cape,' Intel's reference laptop with a detachable 1080p screen, Haswell CPU
If you weren't following along with Intel's CES 2013 keynote, here's a partial summary: among other things, the company debuted its fourth-generation Core processors, which until now have gone by th...
10:02 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Ouya and Kill Screen announce CREATE Game Jam, bait developers with $45,000 in prizes
Excited for Ouya? So are the folks at Kill Screen -- so much so, they've seen fit to host a 10-day competition to coax Ouya compatible game prototypes out of the development community. It's calling ...
10:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung launches six new point-and-shoot cameras at CES
It's CES week, and as such, high time for Samsung to flood the planet with point-and-shoot cameras to cater to our every whim, mood and price point. It's unveiled six new models that we've decided t...
10:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung 2013 LCDs and plasmas revealed: quad core CPU, new menus and more
As a leading manufacturer of HDTVs, Samsung has predictably returned to CES with a heaping armful of new displays of both the plasma and LCD variety. There are many common factors across the higher ...
10:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils 85-inch S9 UHD TV, 110-inch model to follow later this year
At CES 2013, it is apparently a must for mainstream HDTV manufacturers to bring a 4K television and as a market leader, Samsung is no different. So what does the mighty S9 UHD TV bring to the table?...
10:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils 55-inch OLED HDTV, really is planning to release it this year
Despite big splashes at CES last year, we never saw any OLED HDTVs hit store shelves from Samsung or its competitor LG, but both are fixated on changing that in 2013. Although availability and prici...
10:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget's CES 2013 stage schedule
Yes, we're back in magical Las Vegas. And while it was tough getting it through airport security, for the second year in a row, we've brought our stage with us. Starting Tuesday, we'll be spending t...
09:56 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget ThinkGeek offers $500 HAL 9000 replica, makes you answer to 'Dave'
It was a little over a year ago that ThinkGeek gave folks a chance to add a bit of 2001 to their home with the IRIS 9000 iPhone dock, but it's really gone the extra mile this year. The retailer has ...
09:56 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget iLuv outs three more Bluetooth speakers, NFC and Qi-certified wireless charging join the fray
Looking for wireless charging and Bluetooth connectivity in your next speaker dock? If so, iLuv's most recent CES announcement may be of interest. The MobiRock is the company's first Bluetooth unit ...
09:51 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS Qube hands-on (video)
One of ASUS' most significant announcements at CES this year is the Google TV ver.3-powered Qube. Just as the name suggests, the device comes in the shape of a cube, with an IR receiver on the front...
09:49 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend D2
Chinese phone maker Huawei just pulled the lid back on its D2 Ascend. The D2 features a 5-inch 1,920 x 1080 full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM...
09:49 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Huawei Ascend D2 (update: now with video)
Chinese phone maker Huawei just pulled the lid back on its D2 Ascend. The D2 features a 5-inch 1,920 x 1080 full HD display, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapi...
09:45 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Live from Samsung's CES 2013 press event!
There will be plenty of liveblogs at this year's CES, but few will offer the kind of variety of Samsung's. January 7, 2013 5:00 PM ESTFiled under: Household, Tablets, SamsungComments...
09:43 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend Mate hands-on at CES 2013
We've been handling Huawei's new 6.1-inch smartphone -- and there's a lot of screen there. The device feels good, the Ascend Mate doesn't feel like Huawei products of the past -- with a nicely slim ...
09:43 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend Mate hands-on at CES 2013 (updated with video!)
We've been handling Huawei's new 6.1-inch smartphone -- and there's a lot of screen there. The Ascend Mate feels good, it doesn't feel like Huawei products of the past, with a slim profile that rema...
09:36 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (January 7th - 13th)
We're a little tied up this week (there's a... rather minor electronics event going on) but we're still bringing you our usual list of what to check for in HD. Our favorite show, Justified, kicks of...
09:33 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Intel confirms partnership with Comcast, brings Xfinity TV viewing to Intel-based devices
Well, there's no new set-top box box per se, but most of those rumored Intel / virtual cable TV details have come true here at CES. Intel just announced a new partnership with Comcast, which will en...
09:29 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Intel makes Touch, Wireless Display mandatory components for Haswell Ultrabooks
We're here live at Intel's CES press conference, where Kirk Skaugen has announced that companies who want to use the Ultrabook name and Haswell internals, it'll have to include touch as standard. Th...
09:24 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Huawei launches 6.1-inch Ascend Mate
Huawei launches an absolutely massive set today during its press event: the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate. The handset boasts a 720p display and a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU but fortunately, that gigantic ...
09:20 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Intel teases Clover Trail+ with the Atom Z2580
Intel's not saying too much about it yet, but it just announced the Atom Z2580 at its CES 2013 live event, the first processor of the upcoming Clover Trail+ family. Details are scarce at this p...
09:18 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Intel confirms new lower power 4th generation Core Haswell processors at CES
Intel just confirmed it's 4th generation Haswell Intel Core Processors at its press conference at CES. The Cores run at around 10W, and are designed to enable thinner devices. These are the Haswell...
09:17 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Intel introduces 'Bay Trail,' a quad-core Atom-based processor for tablets
Intel's just introduced a brand new quad-core Atom-based processor specifically meant for tablets, codenamed "Bay Trail." As you can see in the slide above, it's a 22nm chip that promises double the...
09:13 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Intel announces new Lexington platform: up to 1.2 GHz, supports 1080p video and HSPA+ data speeds
During Intel's press conference at CES 2013, the company outed a brand new platform for mobile devices known as Lexington (Z2420), intended mainly for devices headed to emerging markets. The Atom pr...
09:13 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Live from Huawei's press event at CES 2013!
While plenty of mobile old hands appear to be holding back for later events, it looks like there's no stopping Huawei. We're expecting to see the official launch of several new phones, more network ...
09:10 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS announces ROG Ares II video card, dual Radeon HD 7970 GPUs, 1050MHz clock speed
The original ROG ARES graphics card was a head spinner, and the just announced sequel seems to follow suit. ASUS' ARES II features two AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs, and has a slimline two-slo...
09:09 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget eatART's Mondo Spider cruises around CES 2013 (video)
It's sort of like Burning Man meets CES, meets a giant rideable robotic spider. eatART's eight-legged, 1,600 metal arachnid made the trip from Vancouver in order to cruise around the grounds of the ...
09:09 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Pantech Discover hands-on
Talk about a stark contrast to last year's AT&T Developer Summit: instead of blasting out a large number of devices, the Pantech Discover was the carrier's sole handset announcement today. It's ...
09:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend D2 official: 5-inch 1080p display, 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, Android Jelly Bean
Huawei's daring to dream big -- at least, that's what prior leaks regarding its latest Android lineup have seemed to indicate. And here at CES 2013, the company's finally formally introduced the Asc...
09:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm launches seven FinePix models at CES: bridge cams to rugged shooters
Fujifilm's raft of FinePix cams at CES are headlined by the HS50EXR, which aims to please those who love point and shoots, but aren't quite ready to make the pricey leap to a full-blown DSLR. The sh...
08:50 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Live from Intel's CES 2013 press conference!
It's hard to believe a whole year has passed since the last time Intel held a keynote at CES. Back then, we got a glimpse of an early Medfield phone and also saw a demo of Fruit Ninja running on a t...
08:45 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Philips showcases its 2013 Fiedelio audio lineup at CES, we go eyes-on
Phillips isn't showing off anything too groundbreaking at CES in the in the audio department, but it looks to be a solid offering all-around nonetheless. Whether you're eyeing the likes of a new sou...
08:45 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Philips showcases its 2013 Fidelio audio lineup at CES, we go eyes-on
Philips isn't showing off anything too groundbreaking at CES in the in the audio department, but it looks to be a solid offering all-around nonetheless. Whether you're eyeing the likes of a new soun...
08:43 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Vizio's XVT Ultra HDTVs to bring 4K and glasses-free 3D to the masses, we go eyes-on
Vizio officially announced its 2013 HDTV lineup this morning and now we've gotten to see the new sets in person. At the top of the list are the company's XVT Ultra models at 55-, 65- and 70-inches, ...
08:39 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS announces VariDrive media dock with DisplayLink SuperSpeed technology, USB 3.0, DVD drive
ASUS has just announced its new VariDrive USB 3.0 media docking device here at CES. Using with DisplayLink's SuperSpeed technology for Ultrabook and netbook expansion, the device also incorporates a...
08:37 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Fujfilm announces pricing and availability for X100S and X20
At Fujifilm's press conference today, the company announced that both the X100S and X20 will hit stores at the end of March, with the X100S running you $1,300 and the X20 shipping for less than half...
08:37 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Fujfilm announces pricing and availability for X100s and X20 (update: hands-on!)
At Fujifilm's press conference today, the company announced that both the X100s and X20 will hit stores at the end of March, with the X100s running you $1,300 and the X20 shipping for less than half...
08:15 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm and AT&T team up to bring 'internet of things' devices to the mainstream
While we're accustomed to the buzzphrase "internet of things", AT&T and Qualcomm want to talk about the "internet of everything." In short, it's pairing up to offer a development platform that u...
08:12 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Sony, Universal and Warner to use Dolby Digital Plus audio for UltraViolet common file format encodes
Although the UltraViolet common file format (CFF) was supposed to offer the promise of download once, play anywhere sometime in 2012, that year is behind us. There is some hope that 2013 will indeed...
08:11 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS Nexus 7 dock hands-on
Along with the Qube and the VivoTab Smart at CES, ASUS also quietly showed off its dock for the Nexus 7 at its remote suite outside CES. Judging by the tablet's position in the above photo, you can ...
08:07 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Spotted: Vizio's new touchscreen laptops and all-in-ones (hands-on)
If you loved Vizio's 2012 lineup of PCs, you're going to just love what it has in store for 2013. The company is refreshing nearly its entire line, and while these new models usher in upgraded compo...
08:01 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget SlingPlayer, TuneIn and other channels added to Netgear's NeoTV lineup
If the release of Netgear's new NeoTV PRIME has left you feeling like your earlier model is a bit dated, then maybe some fresh software for that streaming box will ease those woes. Announced today a...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Polaroid confirms iM1836 mirrorless with Android, adds three more cameras
Polaroid left little doubt that it was launching its Android-based, interchangeable lens camera at CES, and sure enough, it's here: meet the iM1836. It mates an 18.1-megapixel, 1080p video-capable m...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Voxx combining broadcast TV with Roku in Q4 2013, working with RCA and Terk
Roku may have lots of streaming content as is, but that doesn't always compare with what's on broadcast television. Voxx Accessories (formerly Audiovox) sees this problem too, but rather than just p...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Acoustic Research's $120 ARS60 Bluetooth speakers seem oddly familiar
This is Acoustic Research's ARS60, a portable Bluetooth speaker that's weirdly pint-shaped, pumps out 16 watts of RMS power and has a battery rated for ten hours of play at medium volume. Of course,...
08:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Netgear's NeoTV PRIME with Google TV gets official at CES
We didn't doubt the reality of Netgear's NeoTV PRIME (GTV100) Google TV box after the candid shots of it we saw last month, but as expected, the company has chosen to make it official at CES. In add...
07:55 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm X100s digital split image display demoed (video)
Just as Fujifilm is getting under way with its CES 2013 press conference, the folks over at FujiRumors found some footage of Fujifilm's new digital split image display from the newly announced X100s...
07:54 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Vizio Tablet PC hands-on (update: now with video)
Vizio's not exactly a stranger to tablets -- it came out with an Android product back in 2011 -- but it's only just debuting its first Windows 8 slate, the Tablet PC. (How's that for an appropriate ...
07:53 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget New Biscotti XS brings TV video calling to the cloud for $300 this March
Dreaming of turning your HDTV into a George Jetson-style phone booth? If so, California-based electronics firm Biscotti might have what you're looking for. Earlier today the company announced its ne...
07:52 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Dropbox delivers long-promised app for Windows 8 and Windows RT
We've been hearing talk of a Dropbox app for Windows 8 since the OS's big debut back in October, but there's now finally some good news for Windows users who favor the cloud-storage service. The Dro...
07:44 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Lenovo signs up Bluestacks to add Android apps to its Windows 8 PCs
We've grown accustomed to seeing Lenovo's Android-running smartphones, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see the company bring the operating system to its PCs as well. The PC maker has followed AMD i...
07:29 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms production end for PlayStation 2 worldwide
It's not just Japan that's ending production of the PlayStation 2, apparently. Sony tells The Guardian that production is over on a worldwide scale. Of course, it shouldn't be too hard to find one a...
07:24 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 gifted with optional flight recorder module and bigger battery
Marking the first anniversary of the AR.Drone 2.0 since last CES, Parrot has announced that it'll be offering an optional GPS flight recorder module as well as a bigger battery at some point this ye...
07:15 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Teenage Engineering's new OD11 Cloud Speaker has 100W power, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi
Teenage Engineering made a sonic boom when it launched its OP-1 pocket synthesiser back in 2010. Right here at CES 2013 it's introducing a new audio curiosity -- the OD11. The firm is calling the de...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013
Engadget Lexus' autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle and why we're not ready for self-driving cars
Self-driving cars aren't just the future, they're the present. Sort of. They're out there, but you can't buy one just yet. Google of course has made waves with its driverless car and not too long ag...
06:52 pm EST - Mon, January 7, 2013