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11:45 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.27.2013
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...
11:28 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Pandora establishes 40 hour mobile listening cap for free users
Remember the good ol' days of Pandora? Well, it turns out that you were living in it until today. Just this afternoon, the music streaming service revealed that it's become necessary to return to th...
11:28 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Pandora establishes 40-hour mobile listening cap for free users
Remember the good ol' days of Pandora? Well, it turns out that you were living in it until today. Just this afternoon, the music streaming service revealed that it's become necessary to return to th...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Why we go retro
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. So I was listening to Howard Stern on my way home from work the o...
10:41 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk says Tesla will repay Department of Energy loan well before 2022 due date
Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has been the focus of many headlines lately due to a certain, well-documented kerfuffle with The New York Times. Today, however, the automotive company's chief isn't question...
10:18 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Stretchable, serpentine lithium-ion battery works at three times its usual size
While we've seen more than a few flexible batteries in our day, they're not usually that great at withstanding tugs and pulls. A team-up between Northwestern University and the University of Illinoi...
09:55 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's stork to deliver 3DS models in blue and pink to Japan
If you're a gamer and love you some bright colors, Nintendo's got just the bundle of joy with a couple of new 3DS models. "Pink Gloss" and "Light Blue" colors will arrive to the handheld console on ...
09:36 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo confirms successful 10Gbps wireless test, clears a path to 5G
No, it's not the world's most conspicuous surveillance van -- it's one of the first steps toward 5G data. NTT DoCoMo has just confirmed that the gear-laden vehicle above successfully conducted a 10G...
09:19 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget DirecTV scores a batch of 4K TV trademarks, content remains a pie in the sky
Despite the flood of 4K TVs that are emerging this year, there won't be a lot of content to play on them in the near future short of space galleries and the World Cup. The team at DirecTV can't pro...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Google Glass contest elicits mild uses for wild tech
Google's #ifihadglass contest advertises for "bold, creative individuals" to start carrying pre-production builds of Glass later this year. Since most people flatter themselves as dauntless and insp...
08:44 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 8.9 up for pre-order in Japan, ships March 12th
Amazon decided last year it was time to take the Kindle brand to Japan, but for some reason, the Fire HD 8.9 wasn't invited. Not being one to hold grudges, the biggest Kindle slate has agreed to a b...
08:30 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 27th: Sony NEX-6 bundle and Klipsch Image E1 in-ears
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
08:17 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Ustream on PlayStation 4: discovery, one-click sharing and being 'a modern day cable provider'
"We've partnered with some of the biggest and most influential social networks in the world, including Facebook and Ustream, to bring gamers friends into games like never before," former Gaikai CEO ...
08:04 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Google Chrome 25 for Android arrives with background audio
If you've ever tried to play audio from a web app in Chrome for Android, you've likely had the fun cut short the moment your attention wandered over to Google Maps or Instagram. A stable version of ...
07:52 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget U Penn robots spring into action, save wooden hero (video)
Like you, we assumed that the University of Pennsylvania robotics team wouldn't be able to top the wow factor of that amazing video of Quadrocopters playing the James Bond theme, but if this doesn't...
07:52 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget UPenn robots spring into action, save wooden hero (video)
Like you, we assumed that the University of Pennsylvania robotics team wouldn't be able to top the wow factor of that amazing video of Quadrocopters playing the James Bond theme, but if this doesn't...
07:47 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Caterpillar CAT B15 rugged smartphone hands-on
Caterpillar's signature yellow and black CAT branding was definitely spinning heads and getting passerby's attention as it showed off its rugged B15. As far as tough goes the handset's corners are ...
07:25 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Announcing the Insert Coin: New Challengers judges!
You've already voted for your favorite Insert Coin: New Challengers finalist, right? What? You haven't yet? What are you waiting for? Seriously. The voting's nearly closed! We've already whittled th...
07:10 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget E Ink reference phone and flexible display hands-ons (video)
Looking for your dream phone? Chances are, this isn't it -- but it could be the precursor to what could eventually be cradled in your pocket, especially if you are a fan of E Ink. The device seen ab...
06:54 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 announcement stream drew 8 million viewers, 1 million concurrent peak
Ustream viewers were really engaged by Sony's big PlayStation 4 hullaballoo last week -- around eight million folks tuned in to the live broadcast on Ustream, with a whopping 1 million concurrents a...
06:33 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Sony begins exploring Firefox OS, dares Xperia E owners to experiment with new ROM
Well, that didn't take long. A mere couple of days after announcing it, too, would be jumping on the Firefox OS bandwagon, Sony's now let it be known that it's making an "experimental" ROM available...
06:15 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok on the Internet of things at MWC 2013
Few people understand the Internet of things better than Rob Chandhok -- president of Internet services at Qualcomm -- and we had the chance to sit down with him in Barcelona after our interview wit...
05:54 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Huawei, LG pitch tents in growing Firefox OS camp
While we doubt Huawei or LG were singing "I'm late, I'm late for a very important date..." at MWC this year, in hindsight they likely would have enjoyed sharing what arguably became the biggest deal...
05:30 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 41: 'Space' with NASA, SETI, Liftport and Mary Roach
"Space," a great man once said, "is the place." Over the centuries, the cosmos have inspired mankind's imagination and innovation, in pursuit of that final frontier. The past few decades, however, h...
05:18 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Google's 'Super Sync Sports' marries mobile Chrome to desktop for goofy gaming
Google's experimenting with gaming once more, this time through its mobile phone-based Chrome browser, today introducing "Super Sync Sports" via its web-based client. The cheeky sports game asks tha...
04:59 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Infrared holography lets rescuers see people through walls, fire, walls of fire (video)
Firefighters already use infrared cameras to find people in burning buildings, but the technology can't distinguish between a person's heat and that of the surrounding fire. That's because a zoom le...
04:41 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget New York Times now serving up 15 free articles a day to Starbucks patrons
This paywall is making me thirsty.Filed under: InternetCommentsSource: PaidContent, New York Times...
04:18 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget DARPA trying again to develop a high-speed VTOL aircraft
If at first your unmanned aerial vehicles don't succeed... try, try again? After a series of unsuccessful tests with the Boeing X-50 Dragonfly and Groen Heliplane, the US government is once again tr...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget 94Fifty smart basketball can tell when you've got game, teaches when you don't
Everyday street basketball players (and would-be pros) don't have many tools to quantify their progress. InfoMotion Sports thinks they're owed more than just a pat on the back, so it's bringing its ...
03:44 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget iTunes in the Cloud looks to be hitting parts of Europe with TV series, films
While stateside users might complain that we get all the good stuff in Europe first, Apple's iTunes in the Cloud for movies and TV shows has finally got around to rolling in to France and other part...
03:44 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget iTunes in the Cloud looks to be hitting more of Europe with TV series, films
While stateside users might complain that we get all the good stuff in Europe first, Apple's iTunes in the Cloud for movies and TV shows has finally got around to rolling in to France and other part...
03:44 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget iTunes in the Cloud looks to be hitting more of Europe with TV series, films (update: confirmed)
While stateside users might complain that we get all the good stuff in Europe first, Apple's iTunes in the Cloud for movies and TV shows has finally got around to rolling in to France and other part...
03:31 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player for iOS arrives on the iPad
As timely updates go, this one's a bit long in the tooth. After introducing its Cloud Player for iOS to the iPhone and iPod touch last summer, Amazon's finally gotten around to rolling out a version...
03:16 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Clearwire borrows $80 million from Sprint but still flirts with Dish
Who knew that the greatest love triangle of the decade would involve the mobile industry's own Bella Swan, Clearwire? The network provider has accepted an $80 million loan from nailed-on suitor and ...
02:59 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget PSA: Kindle iOS app users should not update to version 3.6.1
This one's coming straight from the horse's mouth. Amazon is acknowledging a "known issue" with version 3.6.1 of its Kindle app for iOS -- the company is recommending that current users avoid the la...
02:37 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Office 365 subscription service is now available for businesses
Back when Microsoft released its Office 365 subscription service for home users, it said the business version would be arriving on February 27th. Sure enough, today's the 27th, and Microsoft's issue...
02:28 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Canonical posting daily builds for plenty more Ubuntu Touch devices
After letting us lay our hands on Ubuntu Touch for the Nexus 10, Canonical is now providing daily builds for its mobile OS on a variety of flagship devices. At this point in its gestation, the softw...
02:02 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Spotify for iOS gets a much-appreciated interface makeover
Spotify gave its Android app a very overdue interface overhaul last year. The iOS version wasn't in quite as dire straits, but we'd still call today's redesign a long-needed modernization that pulls...
01:52 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget China Mobile's four new TD-LTE phones: Huawei Ascend D2, HTC One, LG Optimus Vu II Plus and ZTE U9810
We already knew that LG's now jumped on the TD-LTE bandwagon with the demo of a modified Optimus G, but it turns out that China Mobile also announced several devices that are destined for its 4G mar...
01:42 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion Controller starts shipping May 13th, hits Best Buy on the 19th
If you were still thinking that the Leap Motion Controller was going to turn into vaporware, it looks like you were wrong. Just less than a year after the company first made waves with its tiny gest...
01:32 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Google+ Photos app for Chromebooks revealed in more detail, thanks to new screenshots
Chances are, you've been gawking at that gorgeous new Pixel Chromebook, but aren't planning on, you know, buying it. No matter. For those of you who enjoy software porn, we've got a few more shots o...
01:14 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Power Matters Alliance garners support from BlackBerry, NEC, TI and ZTE
Another Mobile World Congress, another round of highfalutin' talk surrounding the concept of wireless power. We already witnessed a consumer approach by PowerbyProxi, and now we're hearing that the ...
12:49 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Google Settings app sneaks onto Android to bolster G+ Sign-In
If you're wondering what that pretty green icon is that may have popped up recently on your Android device, worry not -- it's just the new Settings app from Google. You can now access preferences fr...
12:28 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Splitsecnd dials 911 when your car crashes (video)
Wouldn't it be great if you could get OnStar in your beat-up old jalopy? Vowel-dropping startup Splitsecnd has launched a dongle that plugs into your car's cigarette lighter and calls 911 if it sens...
12:00 pm EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Sony Xperia Z courtesy of Expansys
With Sony's latest flagship making its UK debut this week, what better way to celebrate than giving one away? The kind people at Expansys have donated a device for one lucky reader in the UK, while ...
11:12 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Gates, Zuck and crew entice kids into programming through a short film
Kids in many parts of the world are growing up surrounded with technology, some from a very tender age. Many schools aren't teaching much if any programming, though, which has led Code.org to make a...
10:33 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces Android Wallet app for tickets and coupons, opens API to developers
If your heart bleeds Android, but your eyes occasionally wander in the direction of Apple's Passbook, good news. Samsung has announced "Wallet," a ticketing and coupon app of its own. Unveiled at th...
10:17 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Passbook ticketing available in 13 MLB stadiums this season
Major League Baseball and Apple's quest to banish paper ticketing received a boost last night after the former revealed that 13 stadiums would offer the latter's Passbook integration this season. Se...
09:33 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon corrals FX's Justified to exclusive Prime Instant Video deal
If Amazon's recent foray into British period drama leaves you cold, its Prime Instant Video service now has something grittier on tap: The FX Network's Justified. Thanks to a new deal with Sony Pict...
08:29 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Freescale fashions world's smallest ARM-powered microcontroller
If you're looking for an exceedingly tiny ARM-based microcontroller, Freescale says it's just cooked up the world's smallest. Dubbed the Kinetis KL02, the piece of kit is 25 precent smaller than the...
07:37 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget New ANT+ wireless protocol promises longer battery life for fitness gear
The ANT wireless protocol has long been a darling of the fitness industry and is incorporated into a lot of exercise equipment, from cycling computers to GPS watches. Now Dynastream Innovations, the...
06:47 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Symantec: work on Stuxnet worm started two years earlier than first thought
Most of us think we know the tale of Stuxnet: it's a possibly government-sponsored worm that played havoc with Iranian centrifuges in 2009, setting back the country's uranium enrichment program with...
06:08 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget LG reveals Optimus L3II worldwide rollout starts this week in Brazil
When LG took the wraps off of its Optimus L-Series II family of phones only the L7II had any launch details attached to it. Now the company say its smaller L3II will debut in Brazil this week with o...
05:42 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Clear promises Leap Motion support in Mac app, offers a glimpse of what's to come
We've seen some big Leap Motion deals announced, and some fairly impressive demos, but we haven't yet heard of many big-name apps that will support the gesture control technology. While not the bigg...
05:00 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Adobe outs Photoshop Touch for phones, ready to outfit pockets for $4.99
Jealous about your mates' ability to edit photos and whatnot via their mid-sized slates? Well, Adobe has just announced a solution that's ready to equip your handset of choice. That's right, the pro...
04:35 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Rambus Binary Pixel brings single-shot HDR photos to phone cameras
Most high dynamic range photography 'cheats' by merging multiple exposures into a composite image, which can lead to blurry shots. While HDR camera technology is catching up and will even let us rec...
04:06 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget 20 NYC schools starting Software Engineering Pilot program next year
Back in our day, software engineering training in junior high and high school meant a couple of Apple IIs and a game of Snake on our graphing calculators (if we were lucky). These days, it's becomin...
03:38 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Dell intros Latitude 10 enhanced security for all your governmental tableting needs
Government agencies need some tablet love, too. Dell knows this, and the company's looking to make some headway in that space, along with other areas like healthcare companies and financial institut...
03:05 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget EA preps 'single identity' system to bridge gaming experiences across platforms
Now that EA has gotten Origin for both Windows and Mac under its belt, it's clued GamesBeat into its plans for a cross-platform account system that's taken 1,500 engineers 18 months to build. With t...
02:04 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS widens Rich Communications Services to all North American carriers
There's been a degree of irony to MetroPCS' support for for Rich Communication Services when it's been limited to the one carrier's network in the US -- where's that universal chat and sharing we we...
01:23 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Onkyo launching six fresh Android SlatePads in Japan on March 8th
Onkyo is best known in the US and most other markets for its audio gear, but in the past, has tried its hand at PCs, music services, and even a dual-screen netbook. The company also occasionally dab...
12:39 am EST - Wed, February 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 338 - 02.26.2013
Now that Sony has revealed the PlayStation 4 exists (but not much else -- yet) how do we feel about the future of the living room? We'll dig into that, plus some some new home theater related news f...
11:40 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.26.2013
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...
10:58 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget PayPal co-founder Max Levchin returns to online payments with Affirm
Curious what Max Levchin's been up to ever since he left Google in 2011? Well, wonder no more. Today, PayPal's co-founder revealed his return to the payment world with a new company called Affirm. L...
10:21 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget LG demos Optimus G TD-LTE prototype, promises LTE lineup for China Mobile
Today at Mobile World Congress, LG demoed a modified Optimus G that supports China Mobile's forthcoming TD-LTE network, but just as weighty as the demonstration, the manufacturer also revealed that ...
09:52 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Apple agrees to settle lawsuit over in-app purchases made by children
Looks like Apple's set to put an end to the 2011 in-app purchase class action lawsuit filed on behalf of those whose children were spending a Smurphy amount of their money without account holder per...
09:16 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Cablevision files antitrust suit against Viacom over programming bundling
Fan of channels such as CMT, VH1 Classic and Teen Nick? Cablevision is assuming that's a negatory. Today, the cable provider filed a federal antitrust suit against Viacom over the content distributo...
08:45 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Instagram tops 100 million active users per month: what policy uproar?
Instagram started reporting its active user base in what many saw as an attempt to quell talk of an exodus following its terms of service debacle. It has a better reason to post hard numbers today, ...
08:24 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Chrome 26 beta adds context-aware spelling checks so you kan rite gud
We've all grown a little complacent with our spelling now that auto-correction has filtered down to the OS level, and that creates problems when we use browsers that aren't quite so diligent. Those ...
08:21 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Tizen 2.0 on Samsung's developer handset (video)
Shuffle along, shuffle along, because this couch is about to get crowded. Alongside the big four, we now have Ubuntu, Firefox OS and the latest version of Tizen all elbowing each other for room. Tiz...
08:01 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Slacker now streaming tunes on Xbox 360
After receiving a pre-Valentine's Day makeover, Slacker has officially made its way to the Xbox 360. Free to download for Xbox Live Gold subscribers in the US and Canada, the 116.17MB app brings the...
07:57 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget France Telecom-Orange will release Tizen 2.0 devices from Samsung and Huawei this year
Tizen's holding a posh little shindig here at Mobile World Congress to officially launch the Tizen 2.0 OS, which was recently released to developers (but not on phones you can actually buy). In addi...
07:34 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Razer Edge pre-orders begin March 1st, price starts at $999
If you were intrigued by the Razer Edge's impressive ability to transform from a tablet, to a laptop, to a gaming console and you have a spare $1k lying around, it might be time to reach for your wa...
07:07 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Pirate Bay goes on the lam from Sweden, heads for safe harbor in Spain, Norway
Despite a recent effort to move its servers to the cloud, Pirate Bay will be moving its base out of Sweden thanks to recent legal pressure. The Swedish Pirate Party that hosted the torrent site has ...
06:41 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget European Commission invests 50 million into 5G research with a 2020 target
You're still waiting to get 4G? That's old hat: the European Commission is already thinking about 5G. It's investing €50 million ($65.3 million) into research with the hope that the next-next-g...
06:19 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Tegra 4 reference tablets use SanDisk iNAND Extreme, mate a fast CPU with fast storage
It's well established that NVIDIA's Tegra 4 is at least reasonably quick. It's only quick when the storage isn't a bottleneck, however, which is why SanDisk has negotiated a repeat partnership as th...
05:39 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Andy Rubin confirms 'No plans' for Google retail stores
If those Google retail rumors caused visions of whiling away some mall-time, thumbing at the latest Nexus gadgets all in a parlour of their own, then Andy Rubin says keep dreaming. While there are s...
05:22 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Twitter Windows Phone update brings it 'in line with other Twitter apps'
Twitter has finally given some love to its Windows Phone app, a change the company promises will put it "in line with other Twitter apps." On the docket are changes to the UI and a slew of new featu...
05:13 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget i-mate talks up the Intelegent, a 4.7-inch slab of vaporware
Don't worry if Dubai-based smartphone maker i-mate had slipped your mind. The business unceremoniously collapsed back in 2009 after allegedly suffering a "major fraud" that led it to fire all of its...
04:55 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Qualcomm's Raj Talluri talks Snapdragon at MWC 2013
Qualcomm finally detailed its Snapdragon 200 and 400 processors here at MWC, and we got the opportunity to discuss the new chips with Raj Talluri, SVP of product management. While the Snapdragon 600...
04:43 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget SK Telecom's Atti learning robot hands-on (video)
SK Telecom was at Mobile World Conference last year with some early concepts of a learning robot -- aka, angry Beaker with a top hat -- which seems to have led to this year's final product: Atti. At...
04:24 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Google+ Sign-In lets you use account info across iOS, Android and web apps
These days it seems like every app wants your Facebook or Twitter info -- it figures that Google wants a piece of that action, too. Today the software giant announced Google+ Sign-in, a new fea...
04:21 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Opera WebKit-based browser hands-on
Think Opera is content at 300 million? That would be a rather silly notion for any company, of course, and naturally the browser is bumping up its efforts by making the jump to WebKit. This move wil...
03:57 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Indigo is a cloud-based, cross-platform personal assistant for Android and Windows Phone 8 (hands-on)
The idea of a personal assistant needs no introduction: you already know Siri, and those of you fortunate to own a Jelly Bean handset (or at least a hacked ICS one) have the privilege of using Googl...
03:38 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget TomTom to supply maps to Intel's Telmap, creates a total navigation app package
Intel scored access to code for location-based services when it acquired Telmap, but it didn't get the all-important location data needed to make the code sing. Rather than leave developers to find ...
03:02 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Amazon's latest employee patent won't pay you for unsatisfactory work
Jeff Bezos seems like a nice guy with big dreams (and a bigger wallet), but some Amazon patents make us worry that there's a sour cherry at the heart of all that whipped cream. The retailer has been...
02:32 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget MIT algorithms teach robot arms to think outside of the box (video)
Although robots are getting better at adapting to the real world, they still tend to tackle challenges with a fixed set of alternatives that can quickly become impractical as objects (and more advan...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand speakers, Round Seven: Moon, music, media and more!
It's time for another round of additions to the speaker lineup for our big Expand event coming up in just a few weeks. You'll want to be sure to pick up your tickets so you don't miss out on these f...
01:46 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget MYO senses your muscles, brings yet another way to control devices (video)
With visions of Minority Report, many a user's wildly waved at a Kinect in the hopes of controlling gadgets like a symphony conductor. Now there's another way to make your friends laugh at you thank...
01:27 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Windows 7 (finally) gets Internet Explorer 10
Microsoft has (finally) offered access to Internet Explorer 10 for users that haven't made the switch to Windows 8 just yet. The auto-upgrade process will roll out over the next few weeks and includ...
01:16 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii Mini arriving in the UK on March 22nd
When Nintendo's Wii Mini landed in Canada, as far as we were concerned, the land of Due South was welcome to it. After all, the company had robbed the budget model of its internet connectivity, back...
12:58 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS rakes in $1.3 billion for Q4 2012 thanks to 2.2 million new LTE customers
Over a quarter of MetroPCS' customer base is now on LTE (26 percent), and the company made $1.3 billion in revenue for Q4 and $5.1 billion total in 2012 as a result, it said. Though revenue was down...
12:38 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble dispatches Nook Bluetooth speaker through FCC
Barnes & Noble and its Nook may be the subject of many a rumor of late, but that's not stopping the tablet-maker from its business -- which now includes Bluetooth speakers, apparently. We just s...
12:07 pm EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Nexus One launched into space on CubeSat, becomes first PhoneSat in orbit (video)
Google's Nexus One has dreamt of space travel for a while now, but on Monday it was finally launched into orbit aboard a CubeSat dubbed STRaND-1, which was developed by Surrey Satellite Technology a...
11:41 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Linpus Gesture2Launch brings neat, customizable touch control to Windows 8 (hands-on)
You might remember Linpus from its various Linux projects, but these days the outfit is getting into apps in a big way. We've just been hands-on with its latest offering, Gesture2Launch, a straightf...
11:37 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Hands-free Fruit Ninja: NUIA makes it easier to code PC apps with eye control (hands-on)
We know what you think this hands-on is about. That laptop you see up there has a Tobii eye-tracking sensor affixed to it, and you're probably wondering why we're still dwelling on it after getting ...
11:24 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 launching March 7th in UK on O2: free from 13.50 per month or 120 on PAYG
We're starting to think Microsoft is onto something with Windows Phone 8, an OS that's capable of delivering a solid user experience on mediocre handset specs. UK network provider O2 seems to feel t...
10:28 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Uber recruiting San Franciscan drivers, no (official taxi) license needed
Taxi-hailing apps like Uber and its competitors have been hitting stop sign after speed bump in their journey to actually, you know, being able to operate. Uber even had to shut down a beta in the B...
09:23 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Firefox 20 beta for Android adds per-tab private browsing, customizable home screen shortcuts
The final version of Firefox 19 may have just left the den, but the Mozilla team are already hard at work on the beta version of Firefox 20, which just came out for Android today. Notable new featur...
08:59 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Dell XPS 10 Windows RT tablet revisits the FCC with AT&T LTE onboard
We've already seen Dell's XPS 10 Windows RT slate torn open for an FCC-certified peek at its internals, but here it is in the filings again with an extra bonus: cellular connectivity. Thanks to its ...
08:35 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget LG unveils world's smallest wireless charger, preps it for global availability
LG may have an obsession with hulking smartphones, but it's taken a different tact with its latest wireless charger, which is being hailed as the world's smallest. Christened the WCP-300, the pad ju...
08:15 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget StickNFind Bluetooth tracking stickers to ship next week, get extended range
StickNFind managed to raise a grand total of $931,970 through IndieGoGo since we first caught up with it, and now it's set to start shipping next week. In case your memory requires a bit of jogging,...
07:49 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Live from the 'Connecting the Next Billions' keynote with Stephen Elop, Gary Kovacs and more
Mozilla's Gary Kovacs has been harping on this idea of connecting the next billion or so people to the internet all week -- it's the one of the driving philosophies behind Firefox OS. Nokia is looki...
06:44 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 520 tries to arrive at FCC incognito, given away by codename
Nokia just tried to hustle a certain RM-914 model through the FCC, but thanks to an earlier glance at the Fed's Indonesian counterpart POSTEL, we know we're actually looking at the Nokia Lumia 520. ...
05:48 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Intel lands Altera as its biggest chip manufacturing customer to date
Many of us see Intel as self-serving with its chip manufacturing, but that's not entirely true: it just hasn't had very large customers. A just-unveiled deal with Altera might help shatter those pre...
05:06 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Kyocera DuraPro keeps the rugged flip phone alive on US Cellular for $100
The rumors of the basic cellphone's death have been greatly exaggerated -- it's just finding niches to hide in while smartphones take over the mainstream. Witness today's launch of the Kyocera DuraP...
03:56 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung 'Godiva' pops up at the FCC with less than ideal timing
Samsung's 'Godiva' may be one of Verizon's worst-kept secrets of the past several weeks, with leaks involving both benchmarks and photos. There's even less of mystery involved now that the device ...
03:06 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Sony Mobile has 'an ambition' to launch Firefox OS device in 2014
Despite what your feelings may be about Firefox OS, various OEMs and carriers are clearly content with having more options to explore. The latest outfit appears to be Sony's Mobile entity, which, ea...
01:56 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget MasterCard announces MasterPass digital banking service, gives Australia and Canada first dibs
MasterCard's been working on new-era payment systems for sometime, but now the credit corporation looks set to move past its PayPass project and roll out a service that's properly ready for the mass...
01:04 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft posts Dev Center app for Windows Phone, tops 130,000 total apps
Despite launching the Windows Phone Dev Center months ago, Microsoft hasn't provided an option to run the dashboard on Windows Phone itself. The company is at last introducing some logical consisten...
12:32 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
Two in a row, that was a good run, but it's over as once again we are off our regularly scheduled time for the Engadget HD podcast. Hopefully this later time still works for you, as we don't know ho...
12:06 am EST - Tue, February 26, 2013
Engadget Copyright Alert System gets started, ISPs ready to lay the smack down on P2P piracy
The fight against online piracy just gained a new weapon in the form of the Copyright Alert System (CAS) aka the "six strikes" policy. Starting today, participating ISPs like Verizon, Time Warner Ca...
11:45 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.25.2013
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 t...
11:20 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sony promising two new PlayStation Vita apps for spring in Friend Network and Imaginstruments
Two PlayStation Vita apps from international waters are making their way to North American Vitas this Spring, Sony announced today. Both Friend Network and Imaginstruments are headed to the PlayStat...
10:51 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sigma DP3 Merrill to ship in March, deliver distance macros for $999
Sigma may have left us waiting on details for the DP3 Merrill's launch, but not for long. It just confirmed that its next crack at a small Foveon X3 camera will reach US shops in March, when it shou...
10:22 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ASUS posts MWC highlights, relive the weirdest press conference in recent memory
Man, oh man, ASUS certainly didn't disappoint with the verbally confusing back to back launch of the new PadFone Infinity and FonePad, but the real star of this morning's Mobile World Congress was s...
09:58 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget DLP's IntelliBright tech promises brighter pico projection at no extra power
Most portable projectors are tasked with striking a delicate balance between power consumption and picture quality. With this in mind, Texas Instruments' DLP arm has unveiled a new system at MWC kno...
09:33 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 25th: Canon EOS 6D bundle and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13
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 ...
09:06 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 25th - March 3rd)
Among the usual returning shows we have a few all new entries, including two new Comedy Central series as well as ABC's Red Widow conspiracy drama. For something we truly have not seen on TV before,...
08:42 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Caterpillar CAT B15 smartphone offers a taste of rugged Jelly Bean
We've seen our fair share of rugged smartphones, but there's a certain amount of attention due when a heavy equipment builder like Caterpillar gets involved. Its newest smartphone, the CAT B15, undo...
08:11 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Dell ships its WiGig-based Wireless Dock, gives your Latitude a home base for $249 (video)
Dell has been teasing plans for a true wireless dock that would let Latitude 6430u Ultrabook owners get all the expansion they need without proprietary technologies -- or the usual cable spaghetti. ...
07:49 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Aereo branches out to the 19 million people in greater New York and PA
Aereo's fledgling broadcast streaming service is getting a huge boost today with the news that it's now available to the 19 or so million residents in the New York "designated market area." In short...
07:20 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Snapzoom connects any scope to any smartphone
There are adapters out there that allow you to hook up your phone with a telescope or a pair of binoculars. Most of them, though, aren't universal. And we mean that on both sides of the equation -- ...
06:54 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus L3 II hands-on: Jelly Bean comes in a pebble (video)
The blink-and-you-miss-it phone you see above is the LG Optimus L3 II, the smallest in the Korean manufacturer's trio of style-driven devices. Much like its predecessor, the L3 II is a 3.2-inch Andr...
06:29 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ASUS PadFone Infinity vs. PadFone 2... fight!
We happened to have a PadFone 2 with us at ASUS' MWC event, so it was only natural for us to put it next to the brand-spanking-new PadFone Infinity for a few photos. Unlike the jump from the origina...
06:25 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget OPTiM's Optia Android screensharing and remote control app hands-on
For anybody who has had to support a friend or loved one through an emotional cellphone crisis, rejoice: your savior in the form of OPTiM's Optia smartphone-to-smartphone remote control has arrived...
06:19 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus L3 II hands-on: Jelly Bean comes in a pebble (video)
The blink-and-you-miss-it phone you see above you is the LG Optimus L3 II, the smallest in the Korean manufacturer's trio of style-driven devices. Much like its predecessor, the L3 II is a 3.2-inch ...
06:16 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's response to Samsung's SAFE Knox for enterprise: 'We've been doing that since 1999'
With Samsung stepping on Blackberry's enterprise turf via its SAFE with Knox launch, it's not too surprising the Canadian outfit has a few choice words on the subject. We spoke with mobile computing...
06:00 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts
Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data...
05:35 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia head of design Marko Ahtisaari at MWC 2013
Hot on the heels of our interview with Stephen Elop, we sat down with Marko Ahtisaari -- head of design at Nokia -- to chat about the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 Windows Phones along with the basic Lumi...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel review: another impractical marvel from Google
We've had a bit of a love / hate relationship with the Google Chromebook since the first one crossed our laps back in 2011 -- the Samsung Series 5. We loved the concept, but hated the very limited f...
04:49 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Visa and Samsung ink worldwide NFC deal, practically guarantees payWave on your Galaxy S IV
First, the good news. It appears that Visa and Samsung's Olympics trial went over so well, that it's expanding those mobile payment dreams to a global audience. Now, the rough news -- Visa has convi...
04:41 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon swings past the FCC
When the BlackBerry Z10 previously reached the FCC, we hadn't yet received the common courtesies of a product name or official carrier plans. Now that it's a known quantity, the device's latest FCC...
04:33 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand Memo hands-on: a first look at Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 in action (video)
ZTE caught us by surprise today, outing a Snapdragon 800-infused version of the Grand Memo at its MWC 2013 presser. The device, which still features the same 5.7-inch display, 13-megapixel rear came...
04:31 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Geeksphone Keon hands-on: a small Firefox OS phone that has big dreams (video)
Geeksphone may be an online phone seller based in Spain, but the name of its lower-end Firefox OS reference phone, Keon, appears to be Dutch. Regardless of the title's origin, the part of the phone ...
04:23 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble 'founder' pondering bid to buy back retail business, hive off Nook Media
Just 12 hours after (already denied) rumors circulated that Barnes & Noble may ditch its Nook business, the company has had to make an announcement concerning its retail division. Thanks to SEC ...
04:10 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Geeksphone Peak hands-on: a midrange Firefox OS phone from Spain (video)
Never heard of Geeksphone before? We can't quite blame you, but it's getting a fair share of attention at Mobile World Congress. While the company has cranked out an Android handset or two over the ...
04:07 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget BT buys ESPN UK and Ireland, waves goodbye to ESPN Classic
BT's got far more important things to do than fill in the gaps in its fiber broadband coverage, like blowing around £10 million ($15 million) on buying ESPN's UK and Ireland channels from Disn...
03:47 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Shazam conjures iPad and Android tablet versions, zips past 300 million users
If you've finally caught up on tech with a new tablet and now want to get up to speed on the latest tunes or TV programs, Shazam now has a slate-friendly flavor of its media-discovery software for i...
03:30 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget The PS4's processor and performance: what we know and what we think we know
After all the press events, TV cameos and probing interviews, what do we really know about the PS4? The announcement of the next-gen console is a prime example of having an abundance of specs and a ...
03:21 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ZTE announces Grand Memo: first Android smartphone with 1.5GHz Snapdragon 800 processor
Today marks the third time we've come across ZTE's Grand Memo. Except now, the Chinese OEM's unveiling it as the first to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor. The Grand Memo's 5.7-inch displ...
03:09 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's AllJoyn P2P software framework adds audio streaming and notifications, we go eyes-on
Qualcomm revealed that it was expanding its AllJoyn software platform today with some new services designed to help create a network of connected devices. Essentially, these services take the AllJoy...
02:49 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget We're live from ZTE's MWC 2013 press event!
ZTE is chasing the premium smartphone experience -- and it might not come with too heavy a price tag. While we've already seen its skinny phone-tablet, expect some news on a more global appearance, ...
02:30 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Virgin and Boost add LTE handsets to their pre-paid rosters
Just because you don't have a contract tying you down doesn't mean you don't deserve LTE speeds, right? Boost and Virgin Mobile will be getting their very own 4G handsets, with help from Sprint's ne...
02:21 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Ziphius is a smartphone-controlled aquatic drone
Who doesn't want a little aquatic drone to call their own? Azorean's Ziphius is a partially submerged device that can be controlled via iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. There's an on-board HD ca...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nielsen compares mobile consumers across the globe, details the differences in how we connect
Right in-time with MWC, Nielsen's latest report provides some insight into how folks in different regions are using their mobile devices. On the whole, many of the findings aren't exactly shockers. ...
01:54 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nike launches its first 3D-printed football cleat, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be pleased
While we're still giddy at the idea of printing our own phone case, Nike's gone more than a few steps further with its latest innovation. The Swoosh has managed to 3D print the base plate of its lat...
01:32 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm shows off Snapdragon 800 voice activation and photo editing abilities (video)
Qualcomm unveiled its new Snapdragon SoC flag bearer at CES, and here at MWC 2013 we got to see some of what the 800 series can do. Last week, the company revealed the chip's voice activation featur...
01:20 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows V F-04E hands-on
Fujitsu had a third set on hand at its booth on opening day here at MWC 2013: the Arrows V F-04E. Launched as part of the NTT DoCoMo's winter lineup, this is the first opportunity we've had to get ...
01:17 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu prototype GPS cane hands-on: the future of monitoring and protecting the elderly
Fujitsu's Stylistic S01 isn't the company's only attempt to cater to an older audience. It's also experimenting with a rather ingenius (and super glossy) take on the classic cane, that looks like so...
01:17 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ASUS FonePad official: 7-inch tablet with phone functionality, priced at $249 for 16GB (hands-on)
We already knew ASUS was prepping a product called the FonePad, a 7-inch tablet with built-in phone functionality (yes, just like the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0). Well, ASUS just formally unveiled ...
01:17 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ASUS FonePad official: 7-inch tablet with phone functionality, priced at $249 (hands-on)
We already knew ASUS was prepping a product called the FonePad, a 7-inch tablet with built-in phone functionality (yes, just like the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0). Well, ASUS just formally unveiled ...
01:07 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand Memo hands-on: a Galaxy Note competitor without a stylus (video)
Nothing's changed since last we saw ZTE's Grand Memo in Hong Kong last January. But the Chinese OEM's trotting it out once again at MWC 2013 here in Barcelona, reintroducing the palm-stretching dev...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sony shipping NEX-3N and Alpha A58 to the US in April
Sony may have teased American photographers by launching the NEX-3N and Alpha A58 in Europe, but it's not cruel: both interchangeable lens cameras are coming to the US this April. The NEX-3N will co...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sony brings Cyber-shot HX300, WX300 and TX30 to the US with fast autofocus
Sony refreshed many of its mainstream Cyber-shot cameras at CES. Now that we're on the cusp of spring, the company is giving equal love to a trio of more specialized shooters arriving in the US. The...
12:55 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ASUS PadFone Infinity announced: 5-inch, 1080p display, Snapdragon 600 CPU and full HD tablet display
You may have heard a new PadFone was on the way -- it's not like ASUS has been dropping obvious hints or anything. In any case, surprise! ASUS just unveiled a new model, the PadFone Infinity. Like o...
12:55 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget ASUS PadFone Infinity announced: 5-inch, 1080p screen, Snapdragon 600 CPU and full HD tablet display (hands-on)
You may have heard a new PadFone was on the way -- it's not like ASUS has been dropping obvious hints or anything. In any case, surprise! ASUS just unveiled a new model, the PadFone Infinity. Like o...
12:30 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Live from ASUS' press event at MWC 2013!
So far, we don't know much about what ASUS will be announcing here at Mobile World Congress, but we do know it has something to do with a spaceship landing on top of Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia. ...
12:15 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia CEO Stephen Elop at MWC 2013
Nokia just launched the stylish Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 Windows Phones plus a pair of affordable candy bar handsets (Nokia 301 and 105) here at MWC 2013. We spent a few brief minutes with CEO Stephe...
12:11 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget NEC's Medias W global prototype spotted: a 4.3-inch Android phone or 5.6-inch tablet? (hands-on)
NEC will launch its dual-screened Medias W in Japan in April, but now the company is working to get the phone landing in shores beyond Nihon. We saw glimpses of the red-finish global prototype that'...
12:11 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget NEC's Medias W global prototype spotted: 4.3-inch Android phone or 5.6-inch tablet? (hands-on)
NEC will launch its dual-screened Medias W in Japan in April, but now the company is working to get the phone landing in shores beyond Nihon. We saw glimpses of the red-finish global prototype that'...
12:10 pm EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Aptina unleashes 1080p and 4K mobile sensors, entire point-and-shoot segment cringes
Hear that? That's the sound of the entire point-and-shoot camera industry bracing for yet another blow. As smartphone cameras mature, it's becoming ever more difficult to convince consumers to use a...
11:50 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung puts latest Exynos 5 Octa chip into a prototype tablet, we go hands-on (video)
The Exynos 5 Octa was definitely one of the biggest things to come out of CES. Given how well the regular dual-core Exynos V performs in the Nexus 10 and Chromebook, devices containing the souped-up...
11:30 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Huawei Device Chairman Richard Yu at MWC 2013
Some companies have mascots, but Huawei has Richard Yu. Shortly after the Ascend P2 launch yesterday, we had a chance to catch up with a rather relaxed Chairman of Huawei Device to see what he's bee...
11:22 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Novatel MiFi 2 interface and housing refresh hands-on
With Bell Canada's announcement yesterday of MiFi 2's imminent launch in the great white north comes an update from Novatel for both the device's skin and radio. While we couldn't get any pictures o...
11:16 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend G526 hands-on: a midrange 4.5-inch LTE handset
The Ascend P2 is getting the bulk of the attention at Huawei's booth at MWC 2013, but the Chinese company has a history of hiding an unannounced phone or two in less-visited corners of the booth. Th...
11:15 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry launches the Z10 in India for $800
The BB10-toting BlackBerry Z10 has just been unveiled in India, priced at Rs 43,490 ($800) for an unlocked unit. Coinciding with the announcement, the BlackBerry Music Store has also gone live in th...
11:07 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu Arrows X F-02E hands-on: a powerhouse flagship with a 1080p display
We'll get this out of the way upfront: you will probably never be able to buy this phone. And by "you" we mean the American consumer. The Arrows X F-02E will, at least for the immediate future, be a...
10:51 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu Stylistic S01 hands-on: a smartphone even grandma can use
Not every smartphone needs to have piles of RAM an inhumanly fast quad-core CPU and a comically large 1080p display. For some niches of the market those things are not only unnecessary, but potentia...
10:43 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 hands-on: a ruggedized smartphone with Android Jelly Bean onboard
It's gotten a bit drowned out in all the Note 8.0 fanfare, but there's another notable member of Samsung's Galaxy being shown off here at MWC 2013: the Xcover 2. Announced late this past January, th...
10:43 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Xcover 2 hands-on: a ruggedized smartphone with Android Jelly Bean onboard (video)
It's gotten a bit drowned out in all the Note 8.0 fanfare, but there's another notable member of Samsung's Galaxy being shown off here at MWC 2013: the Xcover 2. Announced late this past January, th...
10:42 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung Video Discovery hands-on
Samsung's really playing up its media chops here at Mobile World Congress. In addition to demoing the new HomeSync Android box, the Korean company is showing off its recently announced service for f...
10:22 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA GTX Titan review roundup: the fastest single-GPU card ever tested
Looking to cut to the chase? Those yearning for the fastest single-GPU powered graphics card ever tested need look no further... for the moment, anyway. NVIDIA's beastly GTX Titan has been making th...
10:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Libon adds 30 more international calling countries to its premium version
Since it's customary to bring a gift when you're visiting far-flung nations, Libon couldn't turn up to MWC empty handed. That's why it's announcing that premium users are gaining some new features t...
09:53 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm bolsters AllJoyn functionality, demos LTE carrier aggregation with 150Mbps peak transfers
Peak transfers of 150Mbps, you say? We're listening. Here at Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm's newest Gobi chipsets (the MDM9225 and MDM9625) are the first to support LTE carrier aggregation and LTE...
09:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Synaptics launches a pair of mobile touchscreens at MWC 2013
If Synaptics has a favorite song, we'd assume it'd be Touch Me, after all, the touchscreen maker does want customers to get handsy with its products. The company is launching a pair of mobile touchs...
09:37 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Alcatel-Lucent's latest lightRadio development aims to spread TD-LTE across China
We've yet to hear much about Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio since it's original introduction in early 2011, but here in Barcelona, the outfit has announced (in cooperation with China Mobile, no less) t...
09:16 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Duracell Powermat adding mesh network, scaleable power to its wireless charging plates
Duracell Powermat is announcing a pair of new features to encourage sales of its wireless charging gear. The first is "Mesh Network," a set of controls that let multiple hotspots be centrally monito...
09:14 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung HomeSync Android TV box hands-on (video)
Yesterday, Samsung announced the HomeSync Android TV box, and as expected that device is making an appearance here on the MWC 2013 show floor. Boxy media hubs can only be so attractive, but the Home...
09:06 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG acquires webOS from HP, plans to use it in smart TV platform
Here's a wild one -- webOS has been revived, and the suitor may surprise you. LG has reportedly lifted the troubled webOS unit from HP's hands, but instead of using it in future smartphones or table...
09:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget General Dynamics locks down Android, demos ultra-secure LG Optimus 3D Max
General Dynamics doesn't exactly make the sexiest gear in the world. But, it sure has this secure gadget thing on lockdown. The NSA contractor is moving to ensure that Android is as snoop proof as c...
08:55 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 520 hands-on (update: video!)
Did you think the Nokia Lumia 620 was a solid enough smartphone to shake up emerging markets, thanks to its low cost? Say hello to the Lumia 520, which at an estimated cost of $183 will be one of th...
08:49 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Bada to be retired, will see its best features absorbed by Tizen
It's been over a year since rumors and statements suggested Samsung's Bada OS was due to be terminated, but that some form of it would live on within the open-source Tizen OS. Now, Samsung exec Won-...
08:42 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Mophie Juice Pack Air brings an extra 1,700 mAh to iPhone 5 for $100
iPhone 5 owners aren't exactly hurting for battery life, but what if you could double up the endurance and protect your handset at the same time? Mophie's just released the Juice Pack Air promising ...
08:35 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Alcatel's MWC wares: hands-on with One Touch Snap and Scribe Easy
Alongside the other Alcatel notables at this year's Mobile World Congress were the One Touch Scribe Easy and the Snap. The One Touch Scribe Easy is a 5-inch WVGA display, 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, 5-m...
08:32 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook and 18 carriers to offer discounted mobile messaging data in 14 countries
Shooting the breeze using Facebook's mobile messaging service is about to get a lot cheaper. The social network is teaming up with 18 carriers in 14 countries to provide free or heavily discounted d...
08:32 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 preview: a slim and 'trendy' Windows Phone 8 handset for the social networking set (update: hands-on video)
It's what the 920 should've been -- the Lumia 720, that is. And that's likely what other press will claim, as well. From the moment Nokia laid the slim, 4.3-inch device in our hands, it was apparent...
08:32 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 preview: a slim and 'trendy' Windows Phone 8 handset for the social networking set (update: video)
It's what the 920 should've been -- the Lumia 720, that is. And that's likely what other press will claim, as well. From the moment Nokia laid the slim, 4.3-inch device in our hands, it was apparent...
08:30 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung hands out paper invitations to Galaxy S IV launch at MWC
Didn't receive an emailed invitation to the Galaxy S IV event in Manhattan? You're not alone. It looks like Samsung is shaking things up a bit this time around, handing out paper invitations to the ...
08:30 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Renesas announces big.LITTLE mobile processor with next-gen PowerVR Series6 graphics
If Samsung likes an open playing field, it'll not be best pleased by this latest announcement from Japanese chip maker Renesas. Uncannily named the "APE6", it directly copies the same big.LITTLE des...
08:25 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia building TD-SCDMA variants of the Lumia 520 and 720 for China Mobile
Nokia is a company that goes out of its way to create tailor-made versions of its smartphones for its Chinese fans. At today's keynote, Stephen Elop announced that those in the far East without the ...
08:20 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG shows off Wireless Ultra HD video streaming from phone to TV at MWC
LG is all about product synergy at MWC 2013, demoing the ability to beam 4K resolution video from a phone to an Ultra HD television -- no wires necessary. There's no specifics mentioned about the te...
08:09 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z rolling out to 60 countries worldwide this week
If you've been salivating at the thought that Sony's latest flagship would eventually arrive on your turf, then Kaz Hirai just threw a teasing softball into your field of view. At Sony's Mobile Worl...
08:03 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG's new Optimus L II series: hands-on with the L7II and the L5II
We've heard (and seen) a fair bit about LG's L-series sequels, but nothing beats seeing them in the flesh, right? Both the 4.3-inch L7II and the smaller (4-inch) L5II were on show here at LG's media...
08:03 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG's new Optimus L II series: hands-on with the L7II and the L5II (update: videos!)
We've heard (and seen) a fair bit about LG's L-series sequels, but nothing beats seeing them in the flesh, right? Both the 4.3-inch L7II and the smaller (4-inch) L5II were on show here at LG's media...
08:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces SAFE with Knox, details plans to secure the enterprise Galaxy (hands-on)
BlackBerry has Balance, and no more than a month after the company once known as Research in Motion debuted its first BB 10 handset, Samsung has a dual-workspace solution of its own: SAFE with Knox....
08:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z launching globally: 6.9mm thin, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro and 1,920 x 1,200 display
Sony's newest tablet, known as the Xperia Tablet Z, launched in Japan last month, but it still hasn't been seen outside of the Far East. Mobile World Congress is the perfect venue to show it off to ...
08:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z preview: a thin and light 10-inch Android Jelly Bean tablet
Notice the family resemblance? For Sony's latest Android tablet take, its Xperia Tablet Z, the company's extending the austere, omnibalance design (focus on all around symmetry and reflective surfac...
07:59 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 521 bringing Windows Phone 8 pizazz exclusively to T-Mobile
Neither Nokia nor T-Mobile USA are spilling too many beans on the Lumia 521, but needless to say, it's heading exclusively to Señorita Magenta in the near future. Announced in a blurb here at...
07:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Drive, Maps and Transit coming to other Windows Phones
The jewels in Nokia's Windows Phone crown have been its Here location services -- anyone wanting them on Microsoft's platform has usually had to snap up a Lumia or make do with the Drive+ beta....
07:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 unveiled: 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, 9mm thick, 6.7MP Carl Zeiss, wireless charging capable
Notice Vogue in that live tile up there? That's because Nokia's toning down its focus on imaging innovation at this year's MWC (remember the PureView 808?) for a hyper-targeted take on the mid-range...
07:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 520 announced, ready to bring WP8 and dual-core to emerging markets for $180
At Mobile World Congress, Nokia has announced the Lumia 520, its latest piece of ammunition in the company's campaign to conquer emerging markets and first-time smartphone buyers. The inexpensive sm...
07:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia rebrands Drive, Maps and Transit for Windows Phones: it's all about Here (video)
The jewels in Nokia's Windows Phone crown have been its Here location services -- anyone wanting them on Microsoft's platform has usually had to snap up a Lumia or make do with the Drive+ beta....
07:41 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia 105 and 301 candybar phones announced at MWC, offer simplicity on the cheap
Think Nokia's all about Lumias these days? While the Windows Phone brand is still the company's primary point of focus, it doesn't mean Nokia isn't still cranking out millions of basic phones for em...
07:33 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget We're live at the Nokia MWC press event!
Are you curious as to what mystery gadgets are hanging out in Stephen Elop's pocket right now? So are we, and thankfully we won't have to wait much longer to find out. The Nokia CEO is set to take t...
07:27 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Spotify gets Ford SYNC AppLink compatible, streams of 'Radar Love' set to skyrocket
Well, this was a long time coming. Spotify's upping it car compatibility by bringing its streaming services to Ford's Sync AppLink. The voice controlled version of the app lets users perform the sta...
07:24 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro: hands-on with the new Snapdragon 600 processor and 5.5-inch 1080p display (video)
The Pro version of last year's Optimus G comes in two flavors: Japan gets a 5-inch 1080p phone, while Korea (and the US) is treated to a 5.5-inch phone at the same resolution, but with Qualcomm's la...
07:24 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro: hands-on with the new Snapdragon 600 processor and 5.5-inch 1080p display (update: video)
The Pro version of last year's Optimus G comes in two flavors: Japan gets a 5-inch 1080p phone, while Korea (and the US) is treated to a 5.5-inch phone at the same resolution, but with Qualcomm's la...
06:57 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F7 and F5 hands-on: mid-range devices for first time LTE users (video)
After a couple of leaks last week all but completely unveiled the Optimus F7 and F5 to the general public, LG's made the devices official today at MWC 2013. The two handsets are part of the company'...
06:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget We're live at the Nokia MWC press event!
Are you curious as to what mystery gadgets are hanging out in Stephen Elop's pocket right now? So are we, and thankfully we won't have to wait much longer to find out. The Nokia CEO is set to take t...
06:23 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Intel launches dual-core Clover Trail+ mobile Atom processors
Intel teased a dual-core Clover Trail+ earlier this year at CES 2013, and now it's revealed the rest of the story on the new Atom-based mobile processors at MWC 2013 in Barcelona. While based o...
06:23 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget CoPilot GPS navigation coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
While most Windows Phone 8 users have at least one option for driving directions, that doesn't preclude them opting for a little extra. ALK Technologies at least believes we're willing to splurge, a...
05:31 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Olympus confirms that Sony is now its largest shareholder
Sony got a stake in Olympus' future when it made a $645 million investment into the troubled camera firm last September, getting a board representative and a controlling share of a medical imaging p...
05:03 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget AT&T LTE coming to GM's 2015 fleet
Ready to trade your old car in for a shiny new mobile hotspot? AT&T and GM are using the international platform that is Mobile World Congress to announce a partnership that'll bring the carrier'...
05:01 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Kantar: Android back on top of US smartphone share in January with Sprint's help
Most US smartphone market share estimates last fall saw Apple retake the lead as it rode a wave of iPhone 5 sales. While there was always a question as to how long that trend would last, new data fr...
05:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget OPTiM outs wireless smartphone-to-smartphone screen sharing and remote control app for Android
One of the more notable features of BlackBerry 10 is built-in screensharing, but here in Barcelona at MWC 2013, OPTiM has just one-upped Waterloo with a new app for Android. It not only lets users s...
04:47 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung confirms Galaxy S IV launch on March 14th in NYC
It was true. And then it wasn't. Now, here at MWC in Barcelona, Samsung has finally confirmed its rumored March 14th launch event for the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV. As with any such announcement,...
04:45 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung confirms Galaxy S IV launch on March 14th in NYC
It was true. And then it wasn't. Now, here at MWC in Barcelona, Samsung has finally confirmed its rumored March 14th launch event for the much-anticipated Galaxy S IV. The smartphone giant's latest ...
04:28 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Researchers devise new image sensor that could meld screens with cameras
CCD sensors have long ruled the digital imaging roost, but a team of researchers at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria have concocted flat, flexible and transparent image sensors that could...
03:50 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget How would you change Nokia's 808 Pureview?
Nokia's 808 PureView. It's a Symbian phone... but it's got a magical camera. It's a Symbian phone... but... that lens! You can imagine the wrangling when people were deciding if they wanted to buy o...
02:26 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget NYT: Barnes & Noble may be moving away from Nook hardware
Barnes & Noble's hardware division hasn't exactly been glowing recently, and if one New York Times source is to be believed, it'll take more than cute (and charitable) rhymes to keep investors h...
02:10 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 2.24.13: Mapping the brain, discovering dark matter and our inevitable, grizzly end
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. The discovery of what is hoped to be the Higgs boson was an exciting time for anyone with a curi...
02:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 18th, 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 ...
12:00 am EST - Mon, February 25, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 02.18.2013
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...
11:20 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung's comically large Galaxy Note 8.0 smartphone: purely a brand play, if nothing else
More Info Galaxy Note 8.0 preview Galaxy Note 8.0 specifications Note 8.0 spotted early at MWC The doors to this year's Mobile World Congress have just barely been opened, but you mi...
10:48 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Kyocera Smart Sonic receiver transmits call audio through cranial vibrations (video)
Kyocera's Smart Sonic receiver and tissue conduction technology have been around for some time, but this year at MWC, we had another chance to test it out. In case you didn't know, the receiver's a ...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Moving forward with leaning back
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Just a few months have passed between the introduction of the Droid DNA and the new HTC One, but it seems that HTC h...
09:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra 4i Phoenix reference phone hands-on (video)
NVIDIA's latest venture in the mobile world, called the 4i, was introduced last week ahead of Mobile World Congress, and fortunately the chipset maker brought the product to Barcelona embedded in a ...
09:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra 4 benchmarked, breaks all sorts of speed records (video)
When NVIDIA unveiled Tegra 4 back at CES, we scrambled to get hands-on with a reference device. And though our initial performance impressions were positive -- it runs 1080p video and games smoothly...
07:24 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: smARtPULSE is a hackable Bluetooth oximeter
Oximeters aren't exactly the sexiest gadgets in the world, but they're definitely quite useful. Monitoring pulse and blood oxygen levels are important for patients in hospitals, athletes trying to s...
07:17 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Ceton reveals Android, Windows Media Center integration details for its Echo
Just after launch, Ceton announced it would bring Android to the Echo Windows Media Center Extender by the end of last year. Owners of the device have been left wondering ever since then: what's the...
06:54 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget PowerbyProxi debuts wireless charging solution, aims to fully integrate it into future smartphones (video)
The pathway to innovation is paved with failed attempts to produce wireless charging solutions that a) actually work and b) people genuinely want to use, but we've got yet another upstart here at Mo...
06:37 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget ZTE Open announced at MWC 2013, we go hands-on
Alcatel wasn't the only one to flash some Firefox OS hardware at Mozilla's big MWC event. ZTE was also showing off two shades of its new smartphone, the Open. The device will launch in orange and bl...
06:37 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget ZTE Open Firefox OS phone announced at MWC 2013, we go hands-on
Alcatel wasn't the only one to flash some Firefox OS hardware at Mozilla's big MWC event. ZTE was also showing off two shades of its new smartphone, the Open. The device will launch in orange and bl...
06:19 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget HP Slate 7 hands-on (now with video)
Well, this might just be the biggest news to come out of Mobile World Congress. Long after discontinuing the TouchPad (and the rest of its mobile devices, for that matter) HP is back with a new tabl...
06:19 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget HP Slate 7 hands-on (update: video)
Well, this might just be the biggest news to come out of Mobile World Congress. Long after discontinuing the TouchPad (and the rest of its mobile devices, for that matter) HP is back with a new tabl...
06:09 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mozilla CEO: looking at a 2014 time frame for a US Firefox OS release
With a number of other countries already in line to get their hands on Mozilla's Firefox OS, it's pretty clear that the company doesn't have the States at the top of its list of priorities. While at...
06:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Alcatel One Touch Star hands-on
Alongside Alcatel's other launches today at Mobile World Congress the One Touch Star is another example of an affordable handset that still manages to maintain good looks with excellent fit an fini...
06:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Alcatel Idol X hands-on (video)
Alcatel converted its One Touch Idol line from a duo to a trio with today's launch of yet another set at Mobile World Congress: the Idol X. While not quite as thin as its 6.45mm-thin Idol Ultra sibl...
06:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Alcatel One Touch Fire joins the Firefox OS cuddle party, we go hands-on (video)
ZTE may have had a head start in the Firefox OS race ahead of MWC, but Alcatel's also got something similar to ride on the waves of some "500 million Mozilla users." Suitably dubbed the One Touch Fi...
05:40 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mozilla to bring marketplace to Firefox OS, allow payment through network operators
Mozilla has just announced live at its MWC 2013 event that it's going to offer a marketplace for its fledgeling Firefox OS, and that you'll be able to pay for apps directly through your mobile opera...
05:40 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mozilla to bring marketplace to Firefox OS later this year, allow payment through operators
Mozilla has just announced live at its MWC 2013 event that it'll launch its marketplace for Firefox OS "later this year," and that you'll be able to pay for apps directly through your mobile operato...
05:32 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget HP Slate 7 Android tablet rocks Beats, $169 price tag; due out in April
Mobile World Congress isn't just about the phones. Sometimes a company's got a little tablet love to give as well. HP's out in Barcelona talking up the new Slate 7, a Jelly Bean-sporting tablet with...
05:07 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS heading to Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Spain and more; Huawei device coming soon
Not content with a simple Deutsche Telecom announcement, Mozilla's using Mobile World Congress as a platform to launch its mobile operating system in a slew of markets. Rolling out in waves, the fir...
05:05 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mozilla details apps for Firefox OS: Facebook, Cut the Rope, Nokia Here and Twitter confirmed
We've only just stepped into Mozilla's press arena but the Firefox creators handed a rich press kit as we did, detailing a fair chunk of what we're expecting to see over the next hour. One of the mo...
04:58 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Likely ZTE Open spotted at Mozilla press conference: it's blue and open, like the ocean
Remember that orphaned spec list we saw for the Mozilla-powered ZTE Open? Well, we think we've just spotted the device that it describes. It only came out for a second, clasped in the hand of someon...
04:51 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Bell Canada set to launch Novatel's MiFi 2
Novatel's touchable MiFi 2 -- also known as the MiFi Liberate -- receives a fresh coat of paint in the form of a UI overhaul on its way to Bell Canada's network this March. No word on pricing or an ...
04:36 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mozilla to bring first phone to Europe this Summer: the Alcatel One Touch Fire on Deutsche Telecom
How long will Europe have to wait for its first taste of the Mozilla smartphone OS? Not long at all, it seems. The Alcatel One Touch will arrive first in Poland before venturing forth across the mai...
04:31 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Live from Mozilla'sMWC 2013 press event!
Mozilla has gone from having zero mobile presence to being a big name waiting in the wings pretty quickly. The powerful open-source browser only landed on Android in 2010 (and in a "pre-alpha stage"...
04:30 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 gaming headset hands-on
Mad Catz announced the F.R.E.Q. 7 gaming headset last week, and the company has the $200 cans on hand here at Mobile World Congress. As you may recall, the marquee spec is Dolby Pro Logic IIx proces...
04:06 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Acer intros its first Android-powered monitor, the Smart Display DA220HQL (hands-on)
Android-powered monitors / all-in-ones aren't exactly a novel concept, but it's definitely a new frontier for Acer. The company is just dipping its toes into the space with the Smart Display DA220HQ...
04:06 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Acer intros its first Android-based all-in-one, the Smart Display DA220HQL (hands-on)
Android-powered monitors / all-in-ones aren't exactly a novel concept, but it's definitely a new frontier for Acer. The company is just dipping its toes into the space with the Smart Display DA220HQ...
03:45 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Acer Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 smartphones hands-on
Last week, Acer got out in front of the Mobile World Congress madness by reintroducing its Liquid E1 smartphone and announcing the new Liquid Z2. Well, we're on the ground here in Barcelona and we j...
03:14 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget AMD Turbo Dock promises better performance and cooling for hybrids, we go hands-on (video)
Here's a question we've been asking ourselves for a while: what if the dock for a hybrid tablet could offer not only a keyboard and battery, but also increased performance? Wouldn't that provide the...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Lenovo outs three Android tablets, the 7-inch A1000 and A3000, and the 10-inch S6000
Mobile World Congress might be the world's premier smartphone show, but that doesn't mean you won't find a bunch of tablets on display. In fact, that's pretty much all Lenovo is showing -- that, and...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: P1 hybrid supercar, asteroid attack lasers and mosquito inoculators
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. Coffee is what fuels us in the morning -- but it turns o...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Lenovo outs three Android tablets, the 7-inch A1000 and A3000, and the 10-inch S6000 (hands-on)
Mobile World Congress might be the world's premier smartphone show, but that doesn't mean you won't find a bunch of tablets on display. In fact, that's pretty much all Lenovo is showing -- that, and...
02:10 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung HomeSync Android TV box packs 1TB HDD, dual-core CPU
A mobile-focused show like MWC 2013 seems like an odd place to show off a TV-connected box, but that's how Samsung has chosen to introduce its new HomeSync device. Powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core CPU ...
02:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Nokia's MWC event tomorrow at 2AM ET!
The last two events put on by Nokia at Mobile World Congress have been pretty solid affairs -- the PureView 808 last year, preceded by the earth-shattering partnership with Microsoft the year before...
01:43 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Live from Huawei's press event at MWC 2013!
One of the mobile world's Ones To Watch is back. Huawei's phones are getting bigger and better, but it seems two new phones just last month wasn't enough. The company's here at MWC and we're expecti...
01:31 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget The brutal, exaggerated death of the form factor phone
This year's Mobile World Congress is bound to be frenetic with phone news. That's why we're about to brave Barcelona's rain, airline strikes and pickpockets (no offense, dear BCN) in order to stay u...
01:26 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mozilla, AT&T and Ericsson team up to help you make calls from your browser, sans-plugin
Seems like you can make calls from everywhere these days, so really, why not one's browser? Mozilla, AT&T and Ericsson are using MWC to launch their new WebRTC-based proof of concept that'll bri...
01:07 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P2 hands-on
Just ahead of Huawei's press event, Huawei's treated us to an early viewing of its new 8-milimeter smartphone, the Ascend P2. With Android 4.1, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and a 720p 4.7-inch displ...
01:07 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P2 hitting Europe in Q2 for 399 euros, we go hands-on
Just ahead of Huawei's press event, Huawei's treated us to an early viewing of its new 8.4-millimeter smartphone, the Ascend P2. With Android 4.1, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel camera a...
01:07 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P2 hitting Europe in Q2 for 399 euros, we go hands-on (update: video)
Just ahead of Huawei's press event, Huawei's treated us to an early viewing of its new 8.4-millimeter smartphone, the Ascend P2. With Android 4.1, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 13-megapixel camera a...
01:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: SmartKnob brings keypad access to your front door
Keys? Who needs keys? The Smart Knob is an attempt to do away with those pesky metal things for property managers and renters, attaching a keypad to your front door's deadbolt. Owners of the propert...
12:00 pm EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget ASUS' MWC press event happens tomorrow at 7AM ET, get your liveblog here!
Regardless of how you feel about ASUS, we think we can all agree on this: the company knows how to put on a good show. The outfit's made it pretty obvious it's about to announce a new PadFone here a...
09:00 am EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Acer launches 16GB Iconia B1 Android tablet for 139
Acer's low-end Iconia B1-A71 Android tablet made its debut at CES 2013, packing a dual-core 1.2GHz Mediatek processor and 8GB of internal storage. A few months later here at MWC, the company is intr...
06:33 am EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Virgin Media adds a YouTube channel to TiVo's guide, ensures you can't escape kitty clips
Annoyed that YouTube had reached Freesat boxes and not just TiVo? Worry not, for Sir Richard and his chums at Virgin Media are on their way with a basket of soothing balms. Your DVR's EPG will soon ...
03:48 am EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best most 'open' e-book store?
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 Arthur, who's considering giving this...
02:35 am EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 18th, 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 confirmation of Pantech's next phone for Verizon, lega...
02:00 am EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 preview: an 8-inch S Pen tablet that's also a phone
An updated, larger Galaxy Note from Samsung was inevitable. Given the undeniable popularity of mid-size tablets (see: Apple iPad mini), it's no surprise the Korean electronics giant would want to st...
02:00 am EST - Sun, February 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 official: 1.6GHz Exynos 4 Quad, 1280 x 800 display, HSPA+ 21, Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
We knew another Note was coming. After all, Samsung Mobile head JK Shin confirmed the news back in January. But here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the tablet's finally been made official. I...
10:47 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Liveblogging MWC: here's when to catch the show's biggest launch events
Can't make it to Barcelona for this year's Mobile World Congress? Don't worry -- we've got you covered. We'll be typing and snapping away quite a bit over the next few days, beginning with Huawei's ...
08:38 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Radiator Labs wants to help you control your heat
Just about any apartment-dwelling urbanite can tell you that radiators are a bit of a necessary evil in the world of city living. What if there was a way to control the heat to individual rental uni...
06:00 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget We're celebrating Insert Coin semifinalists with a giveaway makers will love
On Wednesday, we opened voting so you can help us choose five finalists in our first Insert Coin: New Challengers competition. It was hard enough for Engadget editors to decide on 10 semifinalists o...
05:00 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget We're live from MWC 2013 in Barcelona!
We've arrived in Catalonia's capital city, where snow, apparently, has marked the start of this year's Mobile World Congress. That's right, the hills surrounding this typically warm Mediterranean me...
03:39 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget ZTE Open, the company's first Firefox OS phone, gets a spec sheet at MWC
Remember that ZTE teased the MWC debut of its upcoming Firefox OS phone? Well, according to this spec sheet spotted by a tipster at ZTE's MWC booth, said device will be appropriately named ZTE Open,...
02:50 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted at MWC, almost hides your entire hand
At last, here's what we've been promised: an 8-inch flavor of Samsung's Galaxy Note lineup. Spotted by an anonymous tipster at the MWC show floor earlier today, the booth shows off said tablet desig...
02:50 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 spotted at MWC, almost hides your entire hand (updated with video)
At last, here's what we've been promised: an 8-inch flavor of Samsung's Galaxy Note lineup. Spotted by an anonymous tipster on the MWC show floor earlier today, the booth shows off said tablet desig...
02:24 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Observos serves up the internet of places
Internet of things? That's so 2012. 2013? Well maybe, just maybe, it'll be all about the internet of places. Hexagonal Research founders Loren Lang and Ronald Bynoe are betting that the next big thi...
12:17 pm EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel allows for custom bootloaders, is Linux-friendly
WiFi-only flavors of the Chromebook Pixel have only just started shipping, but if you're already itching to install Linux on one of them, you're in luck. Not only have kernel patches been submitted ...
10:24 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Sony NSZ-GS7 update brings Google TV's newer voice search and YouTube perks
Someone must have declared it Google TV Update Week without telling us: just days after a Vizio Co-Star upgrade, Sony's NSZ-GS7 Internet Player is getting its own tune-up. The Sony update parallels ...
07:56 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Wikipedia expects to offer SMS-based access within months
Wikipedia has long been pushing for access to its communal knowledge among those who can't afford the latest technology, going so far as to strike deals with carriers to deliver free mobile web view...
05:26 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget ZTE exec: Grand S won't carry a grand price, at least in China
A cursory look at the ZTE Grand S might leave you worrying that it will fetch quite the premium for that 5-inch screen, LTE and quad-core performance. Not so, according to mobile division lead He Sh...
03:44 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Pwnie Express launches the Pwn Pad, takes hackproofing on the road
Pwnie Express-made security tools like the Power Pwn have mostly been stationary creatures that aren't much help when checking for network vulnerabilities on the move. There's now a more mobile vers...
02:27 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget HTC brings Dashwire back, focuses on setting up new Android smartphones
When HTC dissolved Dashwire's original service just months after acquisition, many wrote off the smaller company; it all but disappeared from the limelight, even with its early cloud sync service st...
01:36 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Google's future 42-acre 'Bayview' home gets its own Vanity Fair profile
Usually when we get a peek at Google's Mountain View home it's to gawk at the latest Android-related statue but a Vanity Fair article posted today showed the company's future HQ plans. After initiat...
01:22 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget HTC One for Sprint spotted with FCC approval
The HTC One just made its first official appearance (unless you count its brief showing by Peter Chou at the year-end party as "official") on Tuesday, and while we haven't been given any specific av...
12:50 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Mystery Nokia Lumia appears with Verizon bands at FCC
Can you smell it? Smartphone season is in the air. Along with recent leaks for the Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, another handset from Nokia was just tipped -- this time at the FCC. The phone in question ...
12:22 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget XBMC now available for Apple TVs with software update 5.2
Jailbroken Apple TVs with software update 5.2 (iOS 6.1) snagged Bluetooth keyboard compatibility roughly a week ago, and now Cook and Co.'s hockey puck is in store for a heftier perk: support for XB...
12:08 am EST - Sat, February 23, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly in negotiations with music labels to launch streaming service
Surprise, surprise: Apple isn't the only company that's rumored to be developing a music streaming service. According to Financial Times, Google is working to augment its current download store with...
11:40 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.22.2013
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...
11:39 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reveals hackers attacked it too, 'no customer data affected'
Following revelations of hackers accessing files at companies including Apple and Facebook, Microsoft revealed today it also found evidence of intrusions. In a blog post on the Microsoft Security Re...
11:11 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget ASUS teases new PadFone MWC launch, with help from talking Christopher Columbus statue
The latest MWC teaser video from ASUS is light on the details and heavy on the talking statue. The 33-second video titled "A New Discovery at Hand," features Barcelona's Columbus Monument taking a p...
11:08 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 and Lumia 520 press shots revealed
See that group of phones just sitting around, pretending not to have a care in the world? Turns out, this is the new Lumia 720, which is now greeting the world for the first time in a leaked press p...
10:33 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget SpiderSense ultrasonic radar suit lets you know when danger is near
Know that feeling when someone wanders too far into your personal space? The University of Illinois' Victor Mateevitsi does, which is why he'd built a suit that does the job to a far greater degree ...
10:22 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget SpiderSense ultrasonic radar suit lets you know when danger is near
Know that feeling when someone wanders too far into your personal space? The University of Illinois' Victor Mateevitsi does, which is why he'd built a suit that does the job to a far greater degree ...
10:02 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Facebook's main app for iOS adds free voice calls inside North America
Facebook has been spreading voice messaging throughout its mobile apps for awhile, but it's clear the Palo Alto crew is no longer happy leaving interaction to canned speeches. Following a quiet roll...
09:49 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget HTC settles with the FTC over claims of insecurities in logging software
Much of the firestorm surrounding remote phone diagnostics in late 2011 ultimately enveloped Carrier IQ and the providers that used it, but HTC was also scorched by accusations that its phones' soft...
09:25 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 332 - 02.22.13
Before you ask... no, we haven't actually seen the PlayStation 4, and we might not actually know what it's going to look like. But, you can bet we've got some actual details on what has to be the th...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: PlayStation next
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. We're not even through February yet, but already we're looking at a time where there are three major pro...
08:29 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget PS4's final look is unknown even to a Sony exec, but it won't support the DualShock 3
There's been some debate over the state of the PlayStation 4's hardware when Sony declined to display the console itself at its PlayStation Meeting. As we're quickly learning, the company had good r...
07:54 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Hodu is a 'zero failure' physical therapy hardware software combo
Hodu borrows its name from the Korean word for "walnut," a reference to the culture's use of the nut as an exercise tool in traditional medicine. The barbell-shaped device is a "zero failure" physic...
07:31 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Office Web Apps update brings web image pasting, PowerPoint slide editing and more
Microsoft's Office Web Apps are great for those with a SkyDrive account and any device with an IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser who don't want to lug the full Office 365 suite around. Since fun...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget The After Math: A PlayStation 4 special
The big story of the week, no, month, is Sony's next-generation console, the PlayStation 4. Well, the company didn't show us the physical box itself and instead chose to detail a new DualShock contr...
06:39 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Keyport Slide 2.0 hits Kickstarter, still has a drinking problem
We were sold on the Keyport Slide when it promised not only to banish key-based clutter, but also incorporated two of our favorite things: flash storage and a beer access device. Now, the team behin...
06:15 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Turquoise Jeep's Flynt Flossy dances through the Engadget Questionnaire (video)
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our weekly session of inqui...
05:41 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Toshiba mobile RAM uses prediction, adaptation to cut power use by up to 85 percent
RAM remains one of the principal drains on a smartphone's battery: it's almost always in use, and it saps power even when its host device is idle in a pocket. Toshiba hasn't eliminated that demand e...
05:14 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Enyo arrives to Windows 8, WP8 and Blackberry 10 with version 2.2
Enyo originally came along from HP to help developers create resolution-independent webOS apps, but since version 2.0, it's become platform agnostic. While support for Windows 8 and WP8 through IE10...
04:37 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Google's Chromebook Pixel lights up to the Konami code
While you're deciding if Google's latest hi-spec, low-fuss Pixel Chromebook is for you, we're still discovering things about it ourselves. This might not be a deal-breaking feature, but news of a Ko...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget MWC 2013 preview: what we can expect
We here at Engadget are awfully fond of those hunks of metal, motherboards and magic we call smartphones and tablets, and Mobile World Congress is determined to gather as many as possible on an annu...
03:11 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Kyocera Torque hitting Sprint March 8th, carrying $100 price tag and Bear Grylls' seal of approval
We first heard about -- and went to town on -- Kyocera's latest smartphone toward the end of last month. Thankfully, the Torque happens to be an "ultra-rugged" device, meaning its creators didn't mi...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 79 examines the rise of the ever-expanding smartphone screen
Once upon a time, the future belonged to an increasingly smaller form factor when it came to mobile phones. Now it seems the tide has changed, and larger screens continue to expand their requisite r...
02:12 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Microchip implant lets blind patients see shapes, skip the prosthetic
An eye-implanted chip from Retina Implant has restored patients' ability to discern light during its latest trial, according to German researchers. The device works in a similar fashion to the newly...
01:30 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 016 - 02.22.13
If podcasts were cookies -- or as our hosts say, biscuits -- this week's would be an Oreo. Two strong, independent, yet wonderfully united sections. The first part of the experience is firm, trustwo...
01:00 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Moedls brings 3D scanning to your phone
3D scanners are kinda old hat at this point. But, while we've seen more than our fair share of Kinect hacks, we haven't come across too many phone-based systems. Moedls actually puts the power to cr...
12:30 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Modded Nexus 7 shows why some phone and tablet loudspeakers are better than others (video)
We never used to take the speakers in phones or tablets very seriously. Frankly, we're not sure manufacturers did either. But the old assumption that tiny = tinny is starting to seem a bit unfair. L...
12:01 pm EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Quadrocopters can balance, juggle poles in mid-air now (video)
Play-time at quadrocopter boot camp.Filed under: RobotsCommentsVia: Huffington PostSource: Robohub...
11:25 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget MLB At Bat 2013 app warms up for spring training, starts pitching in BB10's bullpen
For some, the change of the season is marked not by calendars or climate changes, but by the beat of sports fandom. Rest easy, baseball fans: spring is finally here. Naturally, Major League Basebal...
10:31 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Nickelodeon releases Nick app for iPad
Kids have it all these days -- tailor-made gadgets, their own little corners in mobile platforms, and of course, loads and loads of content. The latest to hit the wires is the Nick app for the iPad,...
09:44 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Via Licensing welcomes China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom to its LTE supergroup
Via Licensing is amassing quite a deep well of patents from which its members able to pull. All in the name of keeping standards-essential LTE technology accessible to those willing to play ball. No...
08:51 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Cornell scientists 3D print ears with help from rat tails and cow ears
Science! A team of bioengineers and physicians over at Cornell University recently detailed their work to 3D print lifelike ears that may be used to treat birth defects like microtia and assist thos...
08:26 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Jimmy Fallon gets first PS4 hands-on, plays some Killzone: Shadow Fall (video)
First things first: We still haven't seen the PlayStation 4. That said, if you'd like to see someone other than a Sony rep or developer putting their hands all over that DualShock 4 with touchpad an...
08:05 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget North Korea to grant mobile internet access to visitors, but not citizens
In just a few days, visitors to North Korea will be able to surf the web from 3G-enabled devices. According to the Associated Press, customers of telecom company Koryolink living in Pyongyang receiv...
07:07 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Twitter ratchets up phishing protection by adopting DMARC standard
Phishing emails often pose as being sent by major league sites rather than princes from far-flung countries, but Twitter's implemented a new measure to stamp out phonies that borrow its name. Costol...
06:25 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung Series 7 Chronos trickles into US stores
After whetting our appetite at CES, Samsung's updated Series 7 Chronos is slowly squeaking its way into US retailers. Spotted at Best Buy for $1,200, this 21mm dynamo packs a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 36...
05:37 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm outs global LTE chip, claims a world first
Global flavors of LTE bands can be a hassle for travelers and firms making multiple versions of the same device, but Qualcomm says its solved that quandary with a new radio chipset. Dubbed the RF360...
04:56 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Linux kernel patches surface for Chromebook Pixel
Google's flagship Chromebook might be a solid piece of hardware, but its prohibitive $1,299-1,449 sticker price left us aching for the ability to dual-boot a more robust operating system. Lucky for ...
04:16 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Nielsen ratings expand definition of TV households to include internet-only viewers
The Nielsen Company has monitored TV audiences since 1950, but soon it will expand that definition from solely households with antenna, cable or satellite access, but also those that have dropped th...
03:49 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget PayPal Here coming to the UK with a chip reader to match (video)
US-born mobile payment methods like PayPal Here and Square haven't had much traction in Europe, due in no small part to the continent's frequent reliance on chip-and-PIN credit cards over North Amer...
03:23 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book Windows 8 hybrid goes up for pre-order
Despite being announced long before the budget-minded VivoTab Smart, ASUS' higher-end Windows 8 laptop / tablet hybrid known as the Transformer Book has yet to make its way to store shelves -- or re...
02:42 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget IDC: connected device shipments up 29.1 percent in 2012, smartphones and tablets rule
Researchers at IDC have had their ears to the ground keeping tabs on shipments for specific types of devices, and now they've painted a bigger picture of the hardware battlefield in 2012. "Smart con...
02:18 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu Touch Developer Preview now available for supported Nexus devices
Canonical's preview of a smartphone- and tablet-friendly flavor of Ubuntu has finally arrived for folks willing to flash a Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 or a Nexus tablet. Shuttleworth and friends stress th...
01:53 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G shipping to Europe this month with Jelly Bean (video)
LG is about to kick its currently slow, worldwide Optimus G deployment into high gear. Right in time for Mobile World Congress, the company has confirmed that its late 2012 flagship is about to reac...
01:30 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Make Magazine offering free six month subscriptions to Expand attendees!
By now you know we really, really want you to join us at Expand this March. And if you've been waiting for Just One More Reason to attend the event, how about a free 6-month subscription to Make Mag...
01:09 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Nikon to pay Microsoft for Android-related patent license
Microsoft believes every Android device maker owes money for (reportedly) using its patents, and it's been striking a lot of matching royalty deals that mostly focus on phone designers. While there ...
12:46 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Chrome browser gains Web Speech API support in latest stable build
Good news, everyone: a safer and more robust version of Google Chrome has just been tipped for the masses. Like we've previously seen in the beta release, the stable version of Chrome 25 brings supp...
12:24 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: No native BlackBerry 10 Instagram app in sight
The mobile OS that needs more big name apps to tether their wagons to insure a boost in user adoption is less one key photography app. According to AllThingsD, there is no native Instagram app in de...
12:01 am EST - Fri, February 22, 2013
Engadget Orange's Europe-bound trio of branded phones includes its first 4G handset
At this rate, there won't be anything left to announce when MWC actually opens its doors. Today's premature launcher is Orange Europe, which is launching a trio of Jelly Bean-running smartphones tha...
11:46 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.21.2013
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...
11:25 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft patent application would automatically disinfect grimy touchscreens (update: related tech)
We've all seen that touchscreen device in the store that's covered with fingerprints (and possibly contagions) from curious shoppers. While it's unlikely that we'll get sick from all that touching, ...
11:06 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget HTC releases IR API, looking for a few good devs
In an effort to usher its newest flagship's infrared capabilities to the masses, HTC is adding an IR API to its OpenSense SDK. Starting today, developers interested in creating applications that use...
10:37 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS update auto-arranges windows, allows multi-display desktops
Chrome OS being a web-based platform doesn't preclude the existence of power users -- see the Chromebook Pixel. Google wants to encourage them with software, too, which is why it's rolling out a ne...
10:06 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget HP Q1 2013 earnings: $1.2 billion in profit on revenue of $28.4 billion
HP's stock is climbing in after hours trading from news of the company's quarterly financial results. The Palo Alto firm has posted a profit of $1.2 billion for the first quarter, which is based on ...
09:44 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The DualShock 4 is 'near final' hardware, Remote Play is more than an afterthought, and other notes from Shuhei Yoshida
The only hardware shown on-stage during Sony's PlayStation 4 event was the retooled DualShock controller, the DualShock 4. No box. No PS4 Eye. No new version of Move. As for the console itself, its ...
09:30 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Remember all that talk last week about the slow down between CES and MWC? Not this week, man. No way. PlayStations, HTCs and a whole lot more dropped in the past seven days. Join us after the break ...
09:01 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Neo Geo X additional game cart, system update, travel case and 'Rocket' cable slated for April launch
You've blasted your way through the 20 games that come built into the Neo Geo X, so what's next? Last month, rumors the handheld had been discontinued suggested that was your lot, but the truth was ...
08:35 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sina Weibo passes 500 million user mark, how's your site coming along?
Remember those halcyon days last November when Sina Weibo passed more than 400 million users? Well, a mere three months later, and the microblogging site can now boast that it's got 503 million comp...
08:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin Semifinalist: Make a Play is a high-tech puppet stage
The students at ITP are constantly churning out creative projects that are unafraid to walk the fine line between art and tech. So its no wonder that Gal Sasson's Make a Play wound up as one of the ...
07:34 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Used games will function on PlayStation 4, but there's a mysterious caveat
Sony head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is a gregarious, smart, talkative interviewee. And that's exactly why it was so weird that he fully waffled when we asked him to address whether or not ...
07:33 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel vs. other Chromebooks: fight!
Google raised the bar considerably for Chrome OS computers with the Chromebook Pixel -- but just how badly does it bruise other mainstream Chromebooks in the ring? We won't lie: for the most part, i...
07:28 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Flickr for iOS now lets you tag friends, save shots to camera roll and upload photos faster
It was late last year that Flickr for iOS underwent a major makeover as part of Marissa Mayer's vision to revitalize Yahoo products, and today the app's on the receiving end of what's perhaps its mo...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel to have integrated Quick Office, able to open docs natively
While the Chromebook Pixel has that pretty display for looking at pictures and browsing the web, many users would probably still want to use the laptop for, like, actual work. Thankfully the Chrome ...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel hands-on
Taking a small stage in San Francisco's Portero neighborhood, Google's Sundar Pichai introduced the Chromebook Pixel, the company's attempt to "rethink everything" in terms of laptop design. We can'...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel to have integrated Quickoffice, able to open docs natively
While the Chromebook Pixel has that pretty display for looking at pictures and browsing the web, many users would probably still want to use the laptop for, like, actual work. Thankfully the Chrome ...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google intros Chrome photo app that features full-res G+ instant upload, smart selection
With that glorious high-res display on the Chromebook Pixel, it only made sense that Google released a brand-new photo app to go along with it. In collaboration with the G+ Photos team, Chrome ...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google announces Chromebook Pixel: 1.8GHz Core i5, 2,560 x 1,700 touchscreen, with LTE option; pre-order now, ships in April
Only this morning we were being teased with the idea of a touchscreen Chromebook. Well, good news for people who hate waiting -- it's here, it's called the Pixel, and you can pre-order today. The al...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google intros Chrome photo app that features full-res G+ instant upload, intelligent photo selection
With that glorious high-res display on the Chromebook Pixel, it only made sense that Google released a brand-new photo app to go along with it. In collaboration with the G+ Photos team, Chrome ...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google announces Chromebook Pixel: 1.8GHz Core i5, 2,560 x 1,700 touchscreen, with LTE option; WiFi model available now, LTE ships in April
Only yesterday we were being teased with the idea of a touchscreen Chromebook. Well, good news for people who hate waiting -- it's here, it's called the Pixel, and you can pre-order today. The all-G...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google announces Chromebook Pixel: 1.8GHz Core i5, 2,560 x 1,700 touchscreen; WiFi model available now, LTE ships in April
Only yesterday we were being teased with the idea of a touchscreen Chromebook. Well, good news for people who hate waiting -- it's here, it's called the Pixel, and you can pre-order today. The all-G...
06:47 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget NASA's Kepler telescope spies smallest planet to date, no aliens
NASA's Kepler telescope is permanently on the lookout for celestial objects of interest, and its latest discovery is a small one. A small planet, to be exact -- in fact, the smallest its encountered...
06:32 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Smartphone petition breaks 100,000 signatures, forces White House response
The petition to reinstate the DMCA protection of smartphone unlockers has reached 100,000 signatories on We The People. As it's now hit the golden limit, the White House will have to issue an offici...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The winners of the 2012 Engadget Awards -- Editors' Choice
Yesterday, we announced your picks for the 2012 Engadget Awards, and today it's our turn. The Editors' Choice selections below cover the same 15 categories you voted on earlier this month, but the r...
05:46 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget RIAA claims Google's anti-piracy downranking doesn't work
Google offered an olive branch to content producers when it promised to downrank pirate sites in its search results last summer. Really, the RIAA was looking for the whole tree; it just published a ...
05:31 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony America head 'hopes' PlayStation 4 won't cost $599 at launch, says specs aren't finalized yet
Despite showing a variety of games running on the newly announced PlayStation 4, Sony PlayStation's US head Jack Tretton says the console's "still in development in terms of final specs and design."...
05:01 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget A Mini mindset: how an automaker's Connected platform could spark a seismic shift in infotainment expectations
Mini sold some 66,000 vehicles in the United States last year, and despite being on American soil (in its current incarnation, anyway) for just 13 years, this market has quickly become its biggest. ...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget CloudOn releases version 4.0, brings its productivity features to a number of Android handsets
A mere couple of months have passed since CloudOn outed its third major revision on Android and iOS, and today the productivity-focused application is making yet another numerical jump. With today's...
04:51 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony isn't cutting the Vita price in North America due to international exchange rates
Despite the PlayStation Vita getting a recent price cut in its home country of Japan, Sony says it isn't getting a similar price adjustment in North America. The Vita recently dropped from 30,000 ye...
04:50 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget LG flaunts Panorama VR feature on Optimus G Pro (video)
Since creating regular panorama shots is so last year, LG's come up with a new option for its Optimus G Pro. We first heard about the feature during the launch of the 5.5-inch handset, and now the K...
04:29 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The PlayStation 4 can output in 4K, but not games
Yes, the PlayStation 4 is capable of pushing out a 4K video signal. Sony president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirmed as much to Joystiq in an interview this morning, where he said that t...
04:19 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony preps extra-low power mobile GPS chips, draws on motion sensors for help
Many of us can vouch for smartphone navigation being something of a battery hog. Sony would like us to navigate relatively guilt-free: its D5600 and flash-equipped D5601 chips chew no more than 10mW...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Jackery outs Bar and Mini portable battery packs, aims to give power-hungry devices a boost
Mophie's Juice Packs are all the rage when it comes to giving a meaningful power boost to popular slabs like the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III, but let's not forget others outside that group may need so...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget TouchPal Keyboard for Windows 8 brings Swype-like typing to your slate (video)
Android fans wanting to try a Windows 8 tablet haven't really had the choice of a glide-based keyboard in the vein of SwiftKey Flow or Swype, in part because the OS isn't designed for an easy replac...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget TouchPal Keyboard for Windows 8 brings Swype-like typing to your slate (update: not quite ready)
Android fans wanting to try a Windows 8 tablet haven't really had the choice of a glide-based keyboard in the vein of SwiftKey Flow or Swype, in part because the OS isn't designed for an easy replac...
03:39 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Native Instruments announces Traktor DJ for iPad, brings the mix to iOS (video)
DJ apps for iPad? There's a bunch. But -- if you're at all familiar with the craft -- there's a very notable name absent from the crowd. Until today that is. Native Instruments set the high watermar...
03:21 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Estonia officially opens nationwide EV fast charging network
If certain reporters had lived in Estonia, how different things might be. The small European state has just cut the ribbon on its nationwide EV fast-charge network -- providing 165 charging stations...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro review: a capable Windows 8 tablet with S Pen support
More Info Samsung announces Series 5 and Series 7 Windows 8 tablets with S Pen apps, optional keyboards Samsung ATIV Smart PC review (AT&T LTE) Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro tablet wi...
02:58 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony reveals how the PlayStation 4 Eye works
Sony's Shuhei Yoshida has dished the dirt on how the company's latest camera accessory will work. The PlayStation 4 Eye comes with a pair of 1,280 x 800 cameras, four microphones and an 85-degree fi...
02:46 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung's WiFi-only Galaxy Camera passes governmental inspection, bids farewell to SIM cards
Two days is a long time in tech. One day, a company's announcing a new iteration of its hybrid Android camera, next thing you know, it's already passing the FCC's tests. You probably know the drill...
02:25 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony: PSN games won't transfer to the PS4, nor will your game saves
It's the morning after the night before, and Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has just confirmed to us that current-generation PSN titles won't transfer across to the PlayStation 4. T...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hands-on (video)
Thought Google Glass cost a pretty penny? Well, try this head-mounted display on for size. It's that Mixed Reality wearable from Canon that we've been hearing so much about. As previously noted, it'...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hitting US March 1st for $125,000
This isn't the first we've heard of Canon's Mixed Reality system -- not by a long shot. The company's trotted its augmented reality headset out a few times before. The camera maker did, however, tak...
01:45 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget YouTube partners with vendors for paid translation service
Last year, Google began offering a "request translation" option for YouTube, letting you or others muddle your way through video caption creation. If you don't want to leave it up to strangers or th...
01:19 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA plans construction of a new, very polygonal HQ
Well, someone had to offer a counterpart to the giant donut. NVIDIA has decided that its ongoing success in 3D graphics and mobile processors merits a suitably geometric new headquarters, so it's up...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot wants to 'level the playing field' for university research
Check out this Mac-headed robot. It's the cSpring Biped Educational Development Kit from the folks at the similarly-named Cognitive Spring team. According to its creators, the 'bot is an attempt to ...
12:42 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google Glass patent application shows detailed diagrams
Along with a lot of publicity, Project Glass from Google has generated a bevy of approved patents and applications, but the latest one shows that the search giant's trying to wrap up the whole kit a...
12:22 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Netflix for iOS 3.0 brings the zoom icon back, adds more UI improvements
Sony's now obsolete PS3 may be the Netflix streaming device of choice, but that doesn't mean the popular streaming service will ignore other platforms. The Netflix app on iOS, which saw its last big...
12:01 pm EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sprint CEO eyes more spectrum deals after buying Clearwire
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse isn't so narrowly focused as to think that the proposed Clearwire acqusition represents the end of the road for spectrum. Far from it: he tells Bloomberg Businessweek that the c...
11:26 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Visualized: NASA's MakerBot Replicator
Between this and the Arduino, you'd think NASA's Swamp Works was a hackerspace -- though, perhaps in a sense, the research facility kind of is. And really, between the organization's on-going fascin...
11:01 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget White House threatens trade sanctions for countries found cyber-snooping
International diplomacy may feel like schoolyard antics, but the participants do have something a little heavier to throw at each other. After President Obama signed an executive order to improve na...
10:27 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sky cuts a deal with Disney for exclusive access, launches Sky Movies Disney
In Sky's latest bid (after getting Sony and Warner on the hook) to corner premium viewing content in the UK before rivals including Lovefilm and Netflix get traction, it has announced an extension t...
10:00 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget NXP's silicon fingerprinting promises to annoy the heck out of ID hackers
It's 2013 and white hat hackers like Adam Laurie are still breaking into ID chips that are supposed to be secure. How come? Partly it's the way of the world, because no man-made NFC or RFID security...
09:40 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist
Apples and oranges watches. Today's bumper pack of patent applications from Cupertino included this nugget, outlining a small flexible screen that's paired with a "bi-stable spring." In normal lexic...
09:40 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Apple patent app describes flexible, wearable, watch-like AMOLED device
Apples and oranges watches. Today's bumper pack of patent applications from Cupertino included this nugget, outlining a small flexible screen that's paired with a "bi-stable spring." In normal lexic...
09:10 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Huawei GL07S revealed for Japan, looks like the Ascend P2
This one's a little puzzling. Japanese carrier Emobile has announced a new phone from Huawei, the memorably-named GL07S. The confusing part is that it looks almost identical to the black-colored Asc...
08:57 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget ASUS MeMo Pad Smart 10 flaunted in YouTube trailer
ASUS has gotten into the habit of quietly releasing info about its new MeMo Pads, and to continue that trend, has snuck a trailer for the 10-inch model onto YouTube. The vid talks up various aspects...
08:53 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget TestFlight reaches Android in beta, gives app developers a safety net
You may not know about TestFlight if you're used to running apps rather than building them, but odds are that you know its effects when over 300,000 iOS apps have reached testers that hopefully caug...
08:24 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget FCC proposal hopes to grow WiFi spectrum by 35 percent, reduce hotspot congestion
Sick of overloaded public WiFi? So is the FCC. Back at CES FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said we were heading for a WiFi "traffic jam," and promised to work with Government agencies to score publi...
08:00 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Scout navigation app for iPhone gains location sharing and ETA notifications (video)
Beyond its free price, users of Scout for the iPhone have an extra reason to smile today as the navigation app now supports location sharing. More specifically, users will be able to share their cur...
07:33 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Arduino Uno shows up in NASA's Swamp Works facility
There are certain things you'd expect to encounter on a visit to NASA's Swamp Works research facility. Walking into the former Apollo testing facility, you'll almost certainly catch glimpses of mart...
07:16 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google Drive gets file previews, Android app now outfitted with video streaming
Mountain View has just made it easier to peek the contents of Google Drive files on the web with a brand-new preview feature. Now, users will be able to quickly view up to 30 file types (photos, vid...
06:51 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Chrome gets app launcher on Windows dev preview, OS X and Linux to nab it soon
Chromebooks have had the luxury of an app launcher for quite a while, but now Windows users can get in on the action too, provided they download the latest version of Chrome from the browser's dev c...
06:28 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sprint Force LTE handset leaks, due March 1st from ZTE
Sometimes tips come out of the blue: while one of our editors was out and about earlier today, someone sent him the Sprint product page above. Turns out it's for a 4-inch Sprint-branded Android phon...
06:07 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's Yoshida: 'used games can play on a PS4'
In news that should keep parties going until the early morning at Gamestops everywhere, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida tells Eurogamer that used games will still play on the PlayStation ...
05:44 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Google's next task for Glass? Making it look like something you want to wear
Google's Glass augmented reality project opened itself to a few thousand more potential wearers with the #ifihadglass promotion, but according to the New York Times it's already addressing the quest...
05:09 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget MIT imaging chip creates natural-looking flash photos
Mobile image processing in itself isn't special when even high dynamic range shooting is virtually instant, at least with NVIDIA's new Tegras. A new low-power MIT chip, however, may prove its worth ...
04:01 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Nikon announces the D7100 DSLR: $1,200, 24MP DX sensor, improved speed and focusing
Not eager to fork over two grand for Nikon's full-frame D600? You might take interest with the company's new D7100, a lightweight DSLR with a brand new DX-format (APS-C) sensor and a handful of othe...
04:01 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Nikon announces the D7100 DSLR: $1,200, 24MP DX sensor, improved speed and focusing (update: hands-on!)
Not eager to fork over two grand for Nikon's full-frame D600? You might take interest with the company's new D7100, a lightweight DSLR with a brand new DX-format (APS-C) sensor and a handful of othe...
03:49 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget HBO Go for Android adds HDMI video output, at last
HBO brought some of the content walls down when it opened up AirPlay support in the HBO Go app for iOS users, proving that it wasn't going to protect TV viewing at all cost. It just removed some mor...
02:59 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony announces PlayStation app for iOS and Android, will expand games to the second screen
Nintendo isn't the only gaming outfit playing around with a second screen -- Sony has plans of its own. The aptly named PlayStation app promises to expand gameplay to a player's iOS or Android devic...
02:50 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony details PlayStation 4 specs: 8-core AMD 'Jaguar' CPU, 8X Blu-ray
So we didn't see the actual PlayStation 4 console on stage at Sony's press event tonight, but that doesn't mean we don't know what's in it. A press release reveals that the PC-configuration touted b...
02:50 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony details PlayStation 4 specs: 8-core AMD 'Jaguar' CPU, 6X Blu-ray
So we didn't see the actual PlayStation 4 console on stage at Sony's press event tonight, but that doesn't mean we can't know what's inside it. A press release reveals that the PS4's PC-like configu...
02:45 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget PS4 Eye promises to unlock your PlayStation at a glance, tips hat to Kinect
Just finished watching Sony's "see the future" of PlayStation event? We hope you didn't blink, you might have missed a quick reveal of the next PlayStation Eye The optical sensor was overshadowed by...
02:31 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F5 and F7 smartphones now official with LTE and Jelly Bean
Based on this morning's leak, you already knew that LG's smartphone lineup was about to become more diversified, but now we're able to share concrete details of the Optimus F5 and F7, which will be ...
02:22 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Google to sell touchscreen Chromebooks later this year
Citing sources "familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has developed the first Chromebooks with touchscreens. A firm launch date for the laptops is MIA, but the ...
02:15 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.20.2013
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...
02:00 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils TV Discovery for finding and watching video content
Mobile World Congress is just a few days away, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from pulling back the curtain on TV Discovery: a new service that lets users search for and watch live TV, on-demand vi...
01:32 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 games revealed: a preview of what's to come
As with any gaming console, good hardware only tells half of the story. Today, Sony announced a stable of games that'll play a large role in determining the early success of the PlayStation 4, which...
01:17 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Sony PlayStation event wrap-up broadcast: live from New York City!
The curtain has been opened, the kimono is off and everything has been revealed. Now it's time to break down all the news from Sony's PlayStation event and put it in context. Join Engadget's Tim Ste...
01:01 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Bungie's Destiny headed to the PlayStation 4 with exclusive content
It wasn't clear if Bungie's 10-year project was headed to a next-gen console, but now the developer has made it official: Destiny is headed to the PlayStation 4. Gamers hoping to pick up the PS4 ver...
01:00 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget ZTE to ship some of the first Tegra 4 phones by mid-2013
When NVIDIA unveiled the Tegra 4 last month, there were questions as to when it would ship in a phone, or whether it was bound for phones in the first place. ZTE has settled that question with plans...
12:57 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto announces.. that he has a Final Fantasy PS4 announcement for E3
What a tease. Brand director Hashimoto-san, who's worked on the likes of Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger and a raft of Final Fantasy titles over the years, took to the stage. And what did he have to ...
12:57 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Square Enix's Shinji Hashimoto announces ... that he has a Final Fantasy PS4 announcement for E3
What a tease. Brand director Hashimoto-san, who's worked on the likes of Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger and a raft of Final Fantasy titles over the years, took to the stage. And what did he have to ...
12:56 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Diablo 3 heading to PlayStation 4 (and 3), part of 'strategic partnership' between Blizzard and Sony
Blizzard Entertainment's Chris Metzen announced tonight that Diablo 3 is headed to both the PlayStation 3 and 4. He announced as much during Sony's big PlayStation 4 reveal event this evening, notin...
12:30 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony teases PlayStation 4 developer list, includes many of the majors
Want to know just who's developing for the PlayStation 4? Sony just gave is a very good peek: it's promising worldwide support for the console, and quickly flashed just which companies that entails....
12:30 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Sony teases PlayStation 4 developer list, includes many of the majors (update: Blizzard and Bungie)
Want to know just who's developing for the PlayStation 4? Sony just gave is a very good peek: it's promising worldwide support for the console, and quickly flashed just which companies that entails....
12:25 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The PlayStation 4 supports the PlayStation Move controller
The PlayStation 3's microphone-looking motion controller, PlayStation Move, works on the PlayStation 4. LittleBigPlanet dev studio Media Molecule had its head, Alex Evans, on-stage at Sony's big Pla...
12:23 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Watch the PS4's Killzone Shadow Fall, shared direct from the console to Facebook (video)
This is what it's all about, right? Live on-stage at the PS4's launch event, we saw some Killzone Shadow Fall game footage shared directly to Facebook... which we then proceeded to grab the extract ...
12:17 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The Witness is headed exclusively to PlayStation 4, the next game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow
Nothing could've been more delightful than Braid creator Jonathan Blow suddenly appearing on-stage at Sony's big PlayStation 4 reveal only to make fun of all the explosions the event had already fea...
12:17 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget The Witness is headed to PlayStation 4, the next game from Braid creator Jonathan Blow
Nothing could've been more delightful than Braid creator Jonathan Blow suddenly walking on-stage at Sony's big PlayStation 4 reveal only to make fun of all the explosions the event had already featu...
12:01 am EST - Thu, February 21, 2013
Engadget Orbitsound announces M9 and M12 soundbars with Bluetooth connectivity and wireless subwoofer
UK-based audio outfit Orbitsound has just announced a new bluetooth-enabled range of soundbars. You may remember the British firm for its T14, T12 -- or more recently -- T9 offerings, but the latest...
11:47 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 will not have native PS3 backwards compatibility
During today's PlayStation event Gaikai's Dave Perry revealed that the PS4 will not natively support PS3 games and that Sony's next-gen console will instead stream PS1, PS2 and PS3 games from the cl...
11:40 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 supports remote play on PlayStation Vita
Sony is eking more out of its Gaikai acquisition than we thought -- it's using the streaming game technology to allow for remote play on the PlayStation Vita. From a brief demo on stage, the company...
11:31 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's UI and inner workings detailed: No more booting, games download as you play them
We've heard some hardware numbers, but now we're hearing more how the PlayStation 4 will actually work in practice. Alongside connections to other Sony hardware, the highlight that caught our attent...
11:28 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 will stream gameplay to friends, allow them to take the reigns
Sharing in-game screenshots? That's last-generation stuff -- Sony wants to give gamers the ability to share their entire game with friends. Taking the stage at the company's PlayStation event, Mark ...
11:28 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 will stream gameplay to friends, allow them to take the reins
Sharing in-game screenshots? That's last-generation stuff -- Sony wants to give gamers the ability to share their entire game with friends. Taking the stage at the company's PlayStation event, Mark ...
11:27 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PS4 to get companion social app for tablets, PS Vita
Sony has just begun to show us what it's had up its sleeve for the PlayStation 4, and it turns out it's got social networking and the second screen in mind. Gamers will be able to share ten second v...
11:17 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Sony's new DualShock 4 controller official: all-new design, touchpad, share button and more
We had a hint or two about its imminent arrival, but Sony's now made its next-generation DualShock 4 controller official at tonight's PlayStation 4 event in NYC. The company's Mark Cerny took to the...
11:07 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils its next game console, the PlayStation 4
Sony tonight announced its much-rumored next video game console, the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment prez and CEO Andrew House announced the console with little more than a logo and a han...
11:07 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils its next game console, the PlayStation 4, arriving in holiday 2013
Sony tonight announced its much-rumored next video game console, the PlayStation 4. Sony Computer Entertainment prez and CEO Andrew House announced the console with little more than a logo and a han...
10:45 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Live from Sony's 'see the future' of PlayStation event!
We aren't live from Sony's big PlayStation event just yet -- we asked Sony for the big announcements early, but the company sadly declined our request. Shucks! Rest assured that we'll have all the n...
10:30 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Watch Sony's 'see the future' of PlayStation event live, right here
Sony's big "see the future" of PlayStation event kicks off this evening at 6PM ET. While you've assuredly bookmarked our liveblog and pre- / post-show video pages, we wanted to offer yet another opt...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Bring It On, Sony. Please.
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. The Wii U launch sort of came and went, didn't it? I mean, it's a...
09:55 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Tesla's Q4 2012 earnings: $90 million net loss, but forecasts a profit for Q1 2013
If you're one Elon Musk, you're probably ready for just about anything to take the place of the only story dominating the Tesla tagline for the past few weeks. Of course, a $90 million net loss isn'...
09:35 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Sony PlayStation pre-event broadcast: live from New York City!
We don't know for sure that it's going to be the PS4, but Sony sure as heck has something PlayStation-related to show us tonight, and we can't wait to find out what it is. Join the editors of Engadg...
09:35 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Sony PlayStation pre-event broadcast: live from New York City! (video)
We don't know for sure that it's going to be the PS4, but Sony sure as heck has something PlayStation-related to show us tonight, and we can't wait to find out what it is. Join the editors of Engadg...
09:32 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Developer preview of touch-based Ubuntu is called that for a reason (hands-on video)
Ubuntu's Touch Developer Preview was originally put forward as something for "enthusiasts" as well as developers. Well, having been hands-on with the code that will be made public tomorrow, we'd say...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Back to BlackBerry: a power user's perspective
Thirty days is just a tiny fraction of the two-year commitment you sign when buying discounted phones in the US -- one-twenty-fourth of the actual time you're stuck with the device before switching ...
08:50 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 20th: 55-inch LG 3D HDTV and Brother HL-2270DW laser printer
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
08:35 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: New Challengers voting is now open -- help us pick five finalists!
Last Friday, we announced our semifinalist pics for Engadget's first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers competition. We're incredibly excited about the projects we selected, but had a hard enough tim...
08:22 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Highlight people discovery app adds Photos and Events to its 1.5 update
Highlight, a location-based people discovery app that made a splash at last year's SxSW Interactive in Austin, TX, just released a big 1.5 update that adds photo-sharing and event-creation to its se...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Record-breaking 320-gigapixel panorama of London is a cause for celebration, vertigo
While the Shard might be the new darling of London's skyline, the BT Tower's still got a few tricks up its sleeve -- such as this record-breaking 320 gigapixel panorama of the English capital. In to...
07:41 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm formally details lower-end Snapdragon 400 and 200 processors
We knew way back at CES that Qualcomm had a few lower-end chips up its sleeve, but now it's official: the Snapdragon 400 and 200 have been formally detailed in a company blog post thrown up today. F...
07:38 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 hits the FCC, may give Net10 a taste of Windows Phone 8
Let's face it: neither TracFone nor its Net10 badge are known for adventurous phone selections, let alone dipping into Windows Phone 8 devices. Color us surprised when Huawei's Ascend W1 not only su...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Primed: making sense of the US' new phone unlocking policy
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a pi...
06:37 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget HTC posts video of its One unveiling event, get your UltraPixels here
HTC fans who couldn't get into the company's launch events for the One (which is most of them, if we're honest) don't have to just imagine what it was like. The company has posted both a full-length...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget ASUS VivoTab Smart review: a good, inexpensive Windows 8 tablet
More Info ASUS outs VivoTab Smart with Type Cover-esque keyboard cover ASUS VivoTab Smart hands-on (video) ASUS Vivo Tab Smart comes to the UK as the ME400, priced at £399 We'v...
05:33 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Audible 2.0 for iOS brings long-expected iPad support and a UI overhaul
When the iPad is seemingly tailor-made for books of all kinds, you'd think Audible would leap on the opportunity to produce an optimized audiobook app -- it wasn't quite so eager, as customers have ...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm details Quick Charge 2.0 and Snapdragon Voice Activation: 75 percent faster charging, wake by speaking
Qualcomm didn't show all its cards for this year when it unveiled the Snapdragon 600 and 800 at CES. The company is introducing a second-generation power charging technology, Quick Charge 2.0, that ...
04:02 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget and Joystiq are broadcasting live outside of Sony's PlayStation event tonight!
Hammerstein Ballroom may be known for its long history as a concert venue, but tonight Sony's taking over to unveil the PlayStation ... something. All signs point to a reveal of the game console we'...
03:31 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget The winners of the 2012 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice
...And the results are in! We asked for your favorite tech picks from 2012 and you answered. Readers (and no doubt some manufacturers) spread the word, helping us reach a total of more than 280,000 ...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand speakers, Round Six: Nest, Sprint, MC10 and sci-fi up in lights
We've already got quite a lineup unveiled so far, but the fun doesn't stop now, my friends -- if anything, we'll be ratcheting up the excitement as we get closer and closer to Expand in San Francisc...
02:34 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Yahoo reveals new homepage look with social streams, optimizations for smartphones and tablets
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took to the company's official blog to unveil a refreshed Yahoo homepage that's "more intuitive and personal." The basic layout hasn't changed all that much (and the real dea...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z review
More Info Sony Xperia Z announced Sony announces new Exmor RS cameraphone sensor Sony Xperia Z hands-on The Xperia Z is one of the main pillars of Sony's new plan to focus on mobile,...
01:38 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Did you think 'The Avengers' finale was shot in New York? Think again (video)
Raymond Teller once said that the secret to fooling people is to put in so much more effort than the trick seems worth. It seems that the bods at Industrial Light and Magic followed his wisdom when ...
01:07 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget 'OK, Glass': Google shows you how it feels with new UI video
If you've been wondering what all the Google this, Glass that fuss is all about, Mountain View's revealed what it'll be like to actually port a pair of its upcoming virtual specs with a new video, n...
01:07 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Google Glass' Now-like UI finally revealed, just accept and say 'ok'
If you've been wondering what all the Google this, Glass that fuss is all about, Mountain View's revealed what it'll be like to actually wear the virtual specs with a new video, now that it's announ...
01:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget myIDkey biometric password flash drive hits Kickstarter
Is it possible to remember all of one's passwords without the aid of a biometric Bluetooth flash drive? Possible, sure, but it's certainly getting harder and harder as the number of services we depe...
12:36 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung receives patent for music player that lets you add your own riffs
Though patents often never amount to anything, we sincerely hope this wacky one from Samsung does. It's an approved idea for a portable music player that also contains keys and motion detectors to l...
12:00 pm EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F7 and Optimus F5 get a pre-MWC outing in leaked images
LG was all about the tease yesterday, with its mysterious, alphabetic MWC warm-up video. Today, the covers have potentially been unceremoniously whipped off from at least two of the forthcoming offe...
11:46 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 stock camera app now sports HDR shooting
CyanogenMod 10.1-toting photography fans are in for a treat: the latest version of the modified Android OS now packs an HDR mode, which was in development for three months, within its stock camera a...
11:07 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget How you can get your hands on Google Glass early (updated with new UI video)
So when can you get your very own slice of Google future? Perhaps sooner than you thought. The company's just outlined a competition that will put its Glass device in the hands of non-developer type...
11:07 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget How you can get your hands on Google Glass early (update)
So when can you get your very own slice of Google future? Perhaps sooner than you thought. The company's just outlined a competition that will put its Glass device in the hands of non-developer type...
11:00 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget PSA: URLs in tweets now eat a couple more characters
The dreaded day is upon us, as Twitter has followed through with its plan to increase the maximum length of t.co wrapped links. So, from now on, you've got a few less characters to play with if you ...
10:32 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Tweetbot for Mac adds thumbnail support for Vine and Flickr
Roughly two weeks ago, Tweetbot for iOS was graced with in-line viewing of Flickr and Vine content, and now the Mac app has gotten a similar treatment with thumbnail support for both services. Versi...
10:15 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Apple's iPhone 5 tops world smartphone sales for Q4 2012
According to Strategy Analytics, Apple's iPhone 5 was already the best-selling smartphone in the US, and the survey outfit says that it also outsold all other models elsewhere on the planet, too. Cu...
10:15 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget YotaPhone inks manufacturing deal, plans to launch in the second half of 2013
Did you think that Russia's YotaPhone was consigned to the island of misfit concept devices? The company has just inked a production deal with Singapore-based OEM Hi-P international, with YotaPhone ...
10:04 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget ASUS MWC teaser points to 'metallic miracle,' alien invasion (video)
MWC hype is in full swing, and ASUS has just released the coolest teaser we've seen so far. It depicts a shiny spaceship landing on the Sagrada Família in Barcelona (Spain), shot from the per...
09:28 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget RealVNC brings smartphone display mirroring to Panasonic's in-car system
Panasonic's automotive division, also known as the Automotive Systems Company, has just announced a collaboration with RealVNC to replicate your smartphone screen for control on your car's dashboard...
09:00 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Acer outs Liquid E1 and Liquid Z2 smartphones ahead of MWC
Introducing the first two handsets of Acer's 2013 line-up: the Liquid E1 and the Liquid Z2. The company formally announced the Liquid E1 last month, but with Mobile World Congress around the corner,...
08:43 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget BBC Sport app launches on Android phones, includes support for 7-inch tablets
If you're familiar with the iOS version, BBC's new sports app for Android might not pack that many surprises. But it does still house a substantial amount of sports news, with a focus on the UK's na...
08:01 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget SwiftKey 4 launches with Flow, personal style detection (hands-on)
SwiftKey has been promising its own answer to Swype ever since it launched the SwiftKey Flow beta late last year, and the company's retort is at last finished. The newly available SwiftKey 4 -- Flow...
07:37 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Ofcom announces 4G spectrum winners in the UK, snags less cash than expected
UK regulator Ofcom has revealed the winners of its 4G spectrum auction after more than 50 rounds of bidding: EE, Hutchison 3G, BT subsidiary Niche Spectrum Ventures, Telefonica and Vodafone. It wasn...
07:09 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Southwest Airlines' on-demand WiFi video reaches all capable aircraft (video)
While we're gradually acclimating ourselves to the idea of watching in-flight video on our own devices and schedules, many airlines aren't quite in step with the idea. Count Southwest Airlines among...
06:38 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Carrier IQ gives its remote smartphone diagnosing tool a global release
Carrier IQ has let customer service reps diagnose smartphones from afar with its IQ Care software for a while, but now the solution has been given a worldwide release. By wielding IQ Care (and askin...
05:58 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Zero Motorcycle releases app for iOS and Android with customizable dashboard
If you're a loyal Zero Motorcycle owner -- even after a few unfortunate recalls by the electric bike maker -- you're about to be rewarded for your dedication. The Santa Cruz-based firm has just rele...
05:14 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget CNN finally adds live TV streaming access to its Android phone app
While some of us try to avoid mainstream media and the accompanying Things You Should Be Afraid Of Today reporting, sometimes we need a place to go for 24/7 coverage of a disabled cruise ship, and C...
04:37 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Sony NEX-3N and Alpha A58 unveiled, heading to Europe this spring
Sony's Alpha A58 and NEX-3N broke cover just a few days ago in rogue press shots, and now the firm's European branch has made the duo official. With a 16.1-megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, the NE...
03:20 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget LG Display drops injunction request on Galaxy Note 10.1, seeks 'alternative solution' with Samsung
A patent struggle between LG Display and Samsung Display kicked off late last year when the latter filed a lawsuit claiming its counterpart had stolen technology secrets tied to the production of OL...
02:39 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 7 gaming headset pushes the EQ side, adds virtual 7.1 sound
Mad Catz launched the F.R.E.Q. 5 gaming headset just over a year ago, and it's already skipping two model numbers ahead to the F.R.E.Q. 7. What justifies the out-of-order sequencing? The Dolby Pro L...
01:55 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Novo is a modified GoPro Hero3 that accepts C-Mount lenses, won't be available for sale
Having a hard time coming to grips with the GoPro Hero3's permanently affixed wide-angle lens? Perhaps an interchangeable optic is within your field of view. The Novo Digital Camera, designed and pa...
01:14 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z rooted before it reaches most buyers
We'd say that this is living life on the edge, but that would assume there was an edge to live on. Doomlord at the XDA-Developers forums has rooted the Sony Xperia Z before the device is even availa...
12:36 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 337 - 02.19.2013
We're getting the band back together. After we welcome Ryan Block and Peter Rojas back to the fold, we dig into all the news that came out of the AllThingsD conference last week. Sony, Dish, Microso...
12:13 am EST - Wed, February 20, 2013
Engadget NTT's Visual SyncAR brings augmented reality to video, spices up the second screen (video)
The second screen has largely asked that you take your eyes away from the action, even if that is to play along in real-time. Visual SyncAR, however, brings that tablet or mobile right back into the...
11:44 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget TweetDeck for the web and Chrome updated with column filters, gives users the right to censor
Twitter's acquisition of TweetDeck definitely ruffled some feathers, but unlike other purchases made by the social network, there appears to be a future for this once-celebrated application. Availab...
11:20 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.19.2013
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 - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Sony's big PlayStation event tomorrow at 6pm ET!
The day is nearly upon us, folks -- February 20th is looking like the day we'll hear about Sony PlayStation's latest version of Home. Finally! Joking aside, yes, tomorrow evening is very likely when...
10:35 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One event roundup
For a company whose launch event revolved around a singular device, HTC had a lot on its plate when unveiling the One. After all, the occasion was as much to showcase software as it was hardware. No...
10:15 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget AT&T gives travelers 1GB of not-quite-free WiFi in the UK through The Cloud
Getting data is still a pain while abroad: it usually involves either popping a local SIM into an unlocked device or simply paying through the nose for roaming rates. AT&T wants to meet visitors...
09:53 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Dell reports Q4 2013 earnings: $14.3 billion in revenue as profits plummet 31 percent year-over-year
Dell hasn't had good news to share during its quarterly earnings reports in quite sometime. And on the eve of it going private, things don't appear to be on the verge of changing. The fourth quarter...
09:41 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile launches prepaid GoSmart Mobile service starting at $30 a month, promises 'FreeDUM'
It's nothing we didn't see coming toward the end of last year, but T-Mobile's finally ready to make its GoSmart Mobile prepaid service officially official. As outlined during its trials, the service ...
09:11 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia Music+ now live for US Lumia owners
After launching the service across the pond just a few short days ago, Nokia's now ready to make Music+ available for the US -- confirming to us today its availability on Yankee soil. To recap,...
08:59 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Two more Titan-powered PCs emerge, from Digital Storm and Origin
Both Digital Storm and Origin are getting NVIDIA's latest GPU, the GTX Titan, the two boutique PC makers announced this morning. Per Digital Storm's adorable little Bolt PC, a single Titan GPU is re...
08:37 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry granted gesture recognition patent for touch-free image manipulation
If BlackBerry lives to see 2014 (and beyond), it could end up delighting smartphone users with some neat gesture recognition tech. In a recently surfaced patent filing, the company formerly known as...
08:06 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget LG launches LTE-equipped Tab-Book Ultra and IdeaPad U460 in Korea
We weren't convinced LG's Z160 convertible was skinny enough for Ultrabook status when we went hands-on at CES, but the Korean company has run with the title and launched the Tab-Book Ultra in its h...
08:06 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget LG launches LTE-equipped Tab-Book Ultra and U460 laptop in Korea
We weren't convinced LG's Z160 convertible was skinny enough for Ultrabook status when we went hands-on at CES, but the Korean company has run with the title and launched the Tab-Book Ultra in its h...
07:35 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget ADATA's Dash Drive Air brings power, streaming and bling to your phone
Hole in your life for a rechargeable battery, wireless hotspot, media streamer and a hot block of sparkle? ADATA's got the gadget for you. The company has just announced the DashDrive Air AE400, com...
07:04 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Firefox 19 now official with a built-in PDF viewer, themes on Android
Web denizens who regularly run Chrome or Safari are used to seeing PDFs in-browser, but their Firefox-using counterparts have had to settle for either a download or a third-party plugin. With the ju...
06:33 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Apple employee computers hacked, no evidence of stolen data
Last week, Facebook was the target of of a sophisticated hacking attack and now reports have surfaced that Apple's been victimized by a similar scheme. Reuters is reporting that a number of Apple's ...
06:30 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC's Peter Chou: 'We're confident consumers will appreciate our innovations' (video)
Is this the One? That's pretty much the question we put to HTC's Peter Chou, whose company has had a tough time battling other mobile giants with its original One series. The CEO was kind enough to ...
06:13 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Apple pushes iOS 6.1.2 with Exchange bug fix
Apple said it was working on a solution for the Exchange bug in iOS 6.1, and that's what it delivered: iOS 6.1.2 has appeared for all devices to address the calendar flaw. The release is targeted an...
06:06 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Lumapad turns anywhere into a disco (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
05:38 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Verizon won't carry the HTC One, Droid DNA will have to do for now
You may have noticed a conspicuous absence in the US carrier plans for the HTC One. Your eyes didn't deceive: once again, Verizon is sitting out the primary launch of an HTC flagship. Just why isn'...
05:34 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget KDDI Remote TV delivers Blu-ray DVR video to PCs and smartphones
Sure, it's possible to get remote access to home theater devices through raw methods like a Slingbox, but KDDI has a slightly more elegant solution for those living in Japan. Its tiny Remote TV box ...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Visualized: HTC folding and 'double-dip' colored cases for the One
If you're looking to prop up that incoming HTC One for extended viewing or simply protect it from pavements and other hard surfaces, the company is demoing two different series of cases alongside it...
04:32 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's Xi gets 10 million subscribers on the LTE bandwagon
Lately, NTT DoCoMo hasn't had to push its customers to LTE so much as give them a gentle nudge. Just half a year after it notched up 4 million customers on its Xi service, the Japanese carrier has ...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu for tablets revealed with split screen multi-tasking, preview for Nexus slates coming this week
Here it is: the fourth and final piece of the Ubuntu puzzle. We've seen the OS on smartphones, on TVs and of course on desktops, but the tablet version has spent a little longer in its dressing room...
03:59 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One coming to Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T in the US, arriving in UK on EE, Vodafone and O2
Now that the HTC One is out in the open, you might be wondering where to get one, right? Fortunately, a number of carriers have stepped up: if you're in the UK, you'll find it with LTE on EE "mid-Ma...
03:41 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One vs One X, One X+: what's changed?
Not everyone likes burying their head in a pile of spreadsheets, but that's how we get our kicks. It hasn't made us rich or successful like Paul DePodesta, but at least we get the satisfaction of br...
03:35 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One imaging in depth: Ultrapixel camera and Zoe Share
Saying that the HTC One has piqued our interest is an understatement. The handset, which was announced today in London and New York, combines ultra-refined design with a uniquely tweaked Android exp...
03:34 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One software hands-on: Sense 5, BlinkFeed, Sense TV and new Sync Manager
Now that you're done drooling over the HTC One's shiny body, let's take a look at the phone's generous bundle of software features. Sense 5 on Android 4.1.2 is quite possibly the boldest step HTC's ...
03:33 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One hands-on: design and hardware
The HTC One made quite an entrance in London and New York today with a slick-looking design and re-imagined Android user experience. It's a significant departure from last year's One X -- our favori...
03:19 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One unveiled: 4.7-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, UltraPixel camera, Android 4.1.2 with Sense 5
Despite the abundant fanfare and critical acclaim, HTC's One X just couldn't quite mark the spot in 2012. No wonder, then, that the company's lopped off that extraneous letter in favor of a fresher ...
03:18 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One early hands-on!
The HTC One launch event has just begun, but we've already got our first hands-on! Not a lot of details at this point, as the phone is still being announced on-stage, but a kindly gentlemen sitting ...
02:45 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Live from HTC's 2013 launch event!
It's been less than a month since HTC sent out our invite -- but you're still a little early. The company's gone for the surprise attack, ahead of Barcelona's huge phone show, MWC. However, we're su...
02:06 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One caught in the wild ahead of today's event
No doubt we'll be hearing more about it in the very near future (oh, in about an hour or so, in fact), but HTC just can't seem to keep its newest handset under wraps.The HTC One was spotted in the l...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA unveils the GTX Titan, an enormous graphics card that costs $1,000 (eyes-on)
NVIDIA's GTX Titan is rumor no more, as the American computer hardware company unveiled the superpowerful graphics card this morning. With 2,688 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, and 7.1 billion transis...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Maingear fits 3-way GTX Titan graphics into (un-priced) gaming PC
If you're a high-end gaming PC manufacturer, why not just time your desktop launches for when the latest pixel-blasting GPUs come out? That's exactly how Maingear rolls, so it's just announced three...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA intros Tegra 4i with built-in LTE, details Chimera camera tech with HDR
Did NVIDIA say it would stick to one new mobile processor design per year? If so, it's not worried about its own rules: meet the Tegra 4i. The 4-plus-1 chip formerly known as Project Grey is a Tegra...
01:29 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget BBC Two HD replaces BBC HD channel on March 26th
The BBC has decided it can do without a HD channel just to showcase its gorgeous nature documentaries. As such, it's turning BBC HD into a high-definition simulcast of BBC Two, starting March 26th. ...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Marvell announces PXA1088 quad-core SoC for globetrotting phones and tablets
Marvell made waves last year with its 802.11ac wireless chips, but the company's looking to make a splash in 2013 with a new quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 SoC. Called the PXA1088, the new silicon's calling...
12:31 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Happy 540th Birthday, Copernicus, have a Google Doodle
It may be obvious now, but when Heliocentrism was cooked up by Nicolaus Copernicus, he was branded a heretic. The idea that the Earth orbited the Sun, conceived without the aid of any equipment, wou...
12:15 pm EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget FIFA confirms goal-line tech will be used at the 2014 World Cup
FIFA's frosty relationship with the future might just be thawing, after Soccer's governing body announced that it will use goal-line technology. After a successful trial at last year's Club World Cu...
11:39 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget LG teases several new smartphones for MWC, is brought to you by the letters G, L, V and F
LG isn't done making vague hints at what it's got in store for us in Barcelona next week. While we admittedly missed it on our first viewing, the latest trailer flies past several red initials and v...
11:27 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Swiss bionic hand offers true sensations through the nervous system
Those wearing bionic hands and similar prostheses often suffer a frustrating disconnect when they can touch an object but can't feel it, even if they're using direct neural control. The École...
10:32 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget More HTC One press shots leak showing it does have a back
We've seen many leaks and teasers for HTC's M7 handset, rumored to arrive as the One, but apart from a grainy TV screenshot, we haven't seen its palm-friendly side. French site NowhereElse has alleg...
09:35 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget EE sees contract activations fall during its first quarter with LTE
When EE activated its LTE network part-way through its fourth-quarter, there was an assumption speed-hungry Brits would storm the company's numerous stores to get at that super-fast mobile data. The...
09:05 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget EU Apple Online Stores list Mac Pro as unavailable prior to March 1st cutoff
We already knew the current line of Mac Pros would be discontinued in Europe due to new regulatory standards come March 1st, but we didn't think Apple would pull the plug on its tower desktop this e...
08:01 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget 3Doodler is a $75 3D-printing pen eagerly awaiting your Kickstarter funding (hands-on)
In April of last year, former MakerBot COO Samuel Cervantes launched the Solidoodle, a $500 3D printer. We were a bit taken aback by the price point -- after all, his former company's product had se...
06:42 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget EU regulators unsatisfied with Google's response to privacy policy concerns
European Union regulators weren't exactly content with Google after it rolled up most of its privacy policies into a monolithic document early last year, and it doesn't seem like that's about to cha...
05:53 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung outs cheaper, WiFi-only Galaxy Camera
Leaning towards the Samsung Galaxy Camera but don't think that cellular connectivity is of much use for you? Well, Sammy's just taken the covers off a new variant, dubbed the EK-GC110, forsaking the...
05:01 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Acer announces two H6 Series monitors for the US, prices start at $150
Acer just announced US availability for its H6 Series LED-backlit monitors, which the company unveiled globally back in November. Both the 21.5-inch (H226HQL) and 23-inch (H236HL) models have full 1...
05:01 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com exits preview with 60 million active users, Hotmail UI to be retired this summer
It's been so long since Microsoft launched Outlook.com that we forgot it was technically in preview mode. Well, that ended today, at 12:01AM ET on the dot. The company just announced that the email ...
04:00 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu, Orange partner on senior-friendly Stylistic S01 smartphone
Fujitsu just announced a smartphone partnership with Orange Telecom, with its first handset to launch on the French carrier this June. The Stylistic S01 will run Android 4.0 and offer GSM and HSPA c...
03:29 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Sprint LTE also live in parts of Florida, New York City and Washington, DC
Sprint was clearly up to something good when we noticed LTE in parts of San Francisco. It turns out that this was just the tip of the iceberg -- the carrier has since confirmed that it's also flicki...
03:29 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Sprint LTE also live in parts of Florida, New York City and Washington, DC (updated)
Sprint was clearly up to something good when we noticed LTE in parts of San Francisco. It turns out that this was just the tip of the iceberg -- the carrier has since confirmed that it's also flicki...
02:51 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Editorial: RIAA takedown requests and ad complaints are missing an opportunity
As noted here, the RIAA has issued 10 million takedown requests to Google in an attempt to close off paths to sites that facilitate music downloading. At the same time, a related phenomenon is fueli...
01:55 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Tizen 2.0 SDK and source code emerge from alpha, bring slew of new features
Sure, an early version of Tizen 2.0 Magnolia may have first emerged last September, but now the SDK and source code have dropped the "alpha" designation for a proper release. After a few months of i...
01:31 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Rumors claim Google will launch its own retail stores, maybe by the holidays
On Friday, a report surfaced on 9to5Google that Google was making serious plans to open permanent retail locations, and it's been followed up today by the Wall Street Journal indicating the same thi...
12:36 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 18th - 24th)
After its run on the internet and then cable TV, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is coming to Blu-ray, along with the second season of Game of Thrones and Monsters Inc. Sports fans have NASCA...
12:15 am EST - Tue, February 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.18.2013
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...
11:39 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry says TIFF vulnerability exposes enterprise servers to malware
BlackBerry has always prided itself on its top-notch security features, so it's a little worrying to see the company release a "high severity" advisory today warning of a potential exploit. Accordin...
10:42 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Harmonix drops the mic, Rock Band weekly DLC ending on April 2nd
After 275 consecutive weeks of DLC that produced over 4,000 songs, Harmonix is tuning up Rock Band for its final content release on April 2nd. As the once-prominent rock star sim walks up the Stairw...
09:53 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
Two in a row, that's what we're at now in regards to keeping the regular Engadget HD podcast on schedule these days. So hopefully our regular time is your favorite time and you'll tune in live at 5:...
09:38 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Opera confirms downsizing of developer team as it readies for newly adopted WebKit era
Opera's been making quite a few notable changes lately, and now we're finding out it won't be without any repercussions to some of its staff. Earlier today, Opera CEO Lars Boilsen's confirmed to our...
08:40 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung rolls out Jelly Bean to original Galaxy Note via Kies and OTA
It's been a long time coming, but Android 4.1.2 has finally arrived for the phone that began the whole "is it a phone, or is it a tablet?" quandary: the original international Samsung Galaxy Note GT...
07:43 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget NYT says Tesla Model S review the result of shaky judgment, Musk calls it even
The dust-up over the New York Times' Tesla Model S review may have left no real winners, but that doesn't preclude at least trying to reach the truth. According to the newspaper's Public Editor, Mar...
06:51 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Mimobot's US Presidents flash drives give Americans patriotic storage
We wouldn't have foreseen thumb drives figuring prominently into our President's Day observations, and yet... here we are. In sync with the holiday, Mimoco has kicked off a US Presidents collection ...
06:12 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Create Game Jam declares its winners, picks the cream of the OUYA crop (video)
Kill Screen wanted to jumpstart OUYA game development with its Create Game Jam, and it turns out that there were more than a few takers -- 165, to be exact. That makes the grand prize winner, FreeLi...
05:38 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 18th: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and more
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
05:01 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget MIT and US Army crafting uniforms with full-body fiberoptic sensors
Militaries want soldiers to carry an increasing amount of tech on to the battlefield, but that isn't necessarily convenient -- or comfortable. MIT and the US Army have started early work on uniforms...
04:13 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Weather Channel for Android gets tablet optimization, precise weather warnings
The Weather Channel has dwelt mostly on its iOS apps as of late, but don't worry -- it's lavishing attention on forecast-minded Android users today. As of version 4.0, the Android app is optimized f...
03:36 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Accel Telecom unveils Voyager, an Android smartphone that wants to stay in the car (video)
Remember the days of yore when carphones used to be attached to the car -- permanently? Accel Telecom wants to take you back there with the Voyager, an Android smartphone with car-centric functions ...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging HTC's big event tomorrow at 10am ET!
We have some idea what HTC is planning to show us tomorrow, although we're hoping to get all the juicy details (perhaps even confirm a name) at the company's big reveal. So far, we're expecting to s...
02:25 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Kai-Fu Lee defies ban, invites 30 million Weibo followers to join him on Twitter
Think you're brave, internet tough guy? Ex-Google China chief Kai-Fu Lee's been rather outspoken about censorship in his homeland, and as such was banned from Sina and Tencent Weibo for three days, ...
01:52 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Sony looks back on PlayStation's past with an eye on its future (video)
If Sony doesn't announce the PS4 at Wednesday's blockbuster press conference, then this reminiscipackage will seem oddly out of place. The company has cut together three videos charting the history...
12:56 pm EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget NBA gives casual fans and armchair GMs access to the league's entire statistical history
The odds of rising from NBA stat junkie / forum poster to Houston Rockets GM like Daryl Morey did are slim, but thanks to the new NBA.com/Stats page fans have access to more data than ever before. U...
11:49 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget LG Display invests $655 million to expand OLED HDTV mass production next year
Sure, LG's current 55-inch OLED HDTV is pretty pricey with a US MSRP of $12K, but that may start to change next year when panel supplier LG Display kicks its new 8G production line into full gear. L...
11:00 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: HeatMeter wants to save your money and the planet (video)
Back in 2011, MIT discovered that the Fisker Karma's batteries only lost 10 percent of their battery life after 1,500 charges. Admittedly, the study didn't examine the EV's reliability, nor its tend...
09:41 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Netgear PTV3000 updated, supports Miracast-ready Android devices
Interested in Miracast-ing from an Andoid phone via your Netgear Push2TV PTV3000 adapter? Want to know what all that meant? It's understandable -- Miracast is a very recent open standard that lets y...
08:03 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget PS Vita price cut: both 3G and WiFi models reduced to 19,980 yen (around $215) in Japan starting Feb. 28th
SCEJ President Hiroshi Kawano introduced a PS Vita info session earlier today. Detailing "everyone's PlayStation Vita," he announced a price drop for Japanese models right from the outset. Starting ...
06:44 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Sony Alpha A58, NEX-3N press images possibly caught making the rounds
We've already seen hints that Sony wants to rejuvenate its entry-level interchangeable lens cameras. Purported press images snagged by Digicam Info, however, support talk what could be an evolutiona...
05:18 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Fleet of Tesla Model S owners set out to refute NYT report, coin slang for human error
Between data logs, rebuttals and general drama, it's easy to get confused: can a Tesla Model S make the trek from Washington DC to Connecticut? A small group of Tesla fans decided to see for themsel...
03:26 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget How would you change ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity?
ASUS' Transformer Pad Infinity's awkwardly timed announcement sent a fair few Transformer Prime buyers into fits of apoplexy -- after all, it was just a few weeks after the Prime went on sale. Fortu...
03:12 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget PSA: Sprint LTE is now live in San Francisco
Imagine our surprise when, upon firing up Sprint's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 earlier today for some routine app updates, we saw the 4G logo light up (!) for the first time ever. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, i...
02:15 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 11th, 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 ...
01:54 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget LG reveals 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro specs, North America launch in Q2
LG finally showed off the XL 5.5-inch version of its upcoming Optimus G Pro at the end of a Facebook promo last week, and now it's revealed a launch date in Korea, more specs and a window for its ar...
01:54 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget LG's 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro is the first with a Snapdragon 600 quad-core CPU
LG finally showed off the XL 5.5-inch version of its upcoming Optimus G Pro at the end of a Facebook promo last week, and now it's revealed a launch date in Korea, more specs and a window for its ar...
12:38 am EST - Mon, February 18, 2013
Engadget Livescribe 'helper' adds USB Evernote sync, removes some of the point
What? Yes, it's almost as puzzling as it sounds, but Livescribe is demonstrating its pragmatic approach to problem solving. In our review of the WiFi Smartpen, we maligned the sometimes flakey Evern...
11:40 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 02.11.2013
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, February 17, 2013
Engadget Switched On: An ARM's race with Intel
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. As one would hope in dealing with two products that share the same name, Microsoft has maintained strong consistency...
10:24 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 Wireless Charger hands-on
Palm's Touchstone dock immediately came to mind when we first saw LG's Nexus 4 Wireless Charger last fall (now available for $60 in the Play Store). Both devices are circular, with a micro-USB port ...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget IRL: Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and the full-frame RX1
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. Not too lo...
06:00 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Halo creators unveil 'Destiny,' an MMO-like first-person-shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
When Halo creator Bungie managed to steal away from Microsoft back in 2007, Master Chief's forefathers were afforded a few years to go dark and head down on a brand new gaming universe. Today, Bungi...
05:10 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can't replace dedicated shooters
Over the years, Mophie has become synonymous with extending the iPhone's battery life. The outfit's range of battery-filled iPhone cases has garnered rave reviews across the industry, and even I rel...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Biobot, Nintendo Power Glove and an inflatable bathroom bubble
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week President Barack Obama set the tone for the co...
12:48 pm EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Google Takeout now liberating Blogger and Google+ Pages
Google Takeout's export functions have slowly extended their reach from profiles and personal contacts to heftier material, such as all our videos. However much we've been using that data portabilit...
08:55 am EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile Sonic 2.0 LTE hotspot reportedly poses for a press image
We've previously had just a smattering of text to hint that T-Mobile might kick off its formal LTE launch with a Sonic 2.0 Mobile Hotspot. Things just got more tangible this weekend through an appar...
06:14 am EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody posts Windows Phone 8 app with offline playback
Just because Rhapsody is an old hand at online music doesn't mean it has to lag behind: the company just posted a new version of its app tailored to Windows Phone 8 listeners. Besides the native OS ...
03:55 am EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: can you rent a tablet?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Sarah, who would like a tablet, but o...
02:00 am EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 11th, 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 new smartphones from Alcatel, Samsung and Xolo, along ...
12:17 am EST - Sun, February 17, 2013
Engadget Verizon FiOS, ViaSat Exede lead FCC broadband performance report
How do you pick your broadband internet provider? For many of us, the market dictates our selection, but a few lucky subscribers get to make their own call, rather than opting for the one and only s...
10:30 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 02.16.13: robo-rats, a young black hole and a computer that cannot crash
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Seven days, 26,000 lightyears, 637 languages, two groups of terrorised rats and one computer tha...
08:34 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Researchers testing frugal autonomous car system, aim for $150 price tag (video)
Google certainly has pockets deep enough to trick out self-driving cars with any kind of pricey gear, but researchers at the University of Oxford have begun testing a solution that aims to keep thin...
06:45 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Apple's latest 21.5-inch iMac hits the refurb store for $1,099
It's a rite of passage of sorts -- Apple's "skinny" iMac has now spent enough time on Earth to be deemed an appropriate addition to the company's refurb ranks. The base late-2012 configuration, whic...
05:00 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch review: a solid, if slightly overpriced, mid-range Ultrabook
More Info Samsung demos Series 5 Ultra Touch and Series 5 Ultra Convertible Ultrabooks, we go hands-on Samsung Series 5 UltraTouch Ultrabook arrives October 26th, starting at $799 Sam...
04:08 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Large Hadron Collider stops for two years of tune-ups, goes out on a high note (video)
We've long known that the Large Hadron Collider would need to take a break, but that doesn't take the edge off of the moment itself: as of Valentine's Day, the particle accelerator has conducted its...
02:47 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Best Buy to make online price-matching policy permanent
Best Buy started matching prices of online retailers in time for the holidays last year, and now it's set to make the practice permanent in an effort to cure its showroom syndrome and turn window-sh...
01:25 pm EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft confirms Office 2013 licenses can't be transferred to other computers
It's no secret that copies of Office 2013 bind themselves to a single computer, but Microsoft has now confirmed to Computerworld that the software's license can't be reassigned to another PC, as is ...
11:37 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Fleksy predictive keyboard is free for iOS now and forever
We've long been fans of Syntellia's Fleksy for its astonishingly accurate predictive touch keyboard, and were excited to see an Android version finally come out to play at CES 2013. Well now there's...
09:07 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Gracenote unleashes its vast musical knowhow to developers
You've probably used Gracenote thousands of times and have been none the wiser, but for good reason: the musical metadata service lives in the background of several apps, appearing only momentarily ...
09:07 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Gracenote unleashes its vast musical know-how to developers
You've probably used Gracenote thousands of times and have been none the wiser, but for good reason: the musical metadata service lives in the background of several apps, appearing only momentarily ...
06:40 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Belkin releases WeMo beta app for Galaxy S III, devices with ICS or higher
Word of an Android app for Belkin's line of WeMo home automation hardware came amid a flurry of CES news, and now the application has rolled onto Google Play in beta form just over a month later. Th...
04:11 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft now starting wider transition from Messenger to Skype on April 8th
It turns out that Microsoft's planned March 15th transition from Messenger to Skype is more of a soft target than a hard cutoff. Microsoft will switch off desktop Messenger that day only for a "test...
03:17 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Dropbox for iOS update adds a PDF viewer and file share notifications
Earlier today, Dropbox rolled out version 2.1 of its iOS app with a trio of enhancements in tow. The update, which requires iOS 5.0 or higher introduces a built-in PDF viewer, file sorting by date m...
02:03 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft starts taking orders for 128GB Surface Pro, $999 gets one shipped on March 1st
Microsoft has been having troubles keeping the 128GB model Surface Pro tablet on virtual and actual store shelves, but it looks like the drought, as promised, is ending. The tablet's now up for pre-...
01:08 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Sony will use Gaikai streaming tech to play PS3 games on the PS4
We're just a few days away from Sony's February 20th "see the future of" PlayStation event where we expect to see the next edition of its home console, and the rumor mill is buzzing. The latest one ...
01:00 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists announced!
As 2012 drew to a close, we asked you creative types to let us in on your forthcoming crowdfunded projects -- and boy did you deliver. We've spent the past week whittling down the submissions for ou...
12:41 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget SugarSync 2.0 completed, offers drag-and-drop sharing and a new Android app
SugarSync 2.0 has been in the oven for awhile, having gone into beta last year, but it's now fully baked. The finished version offers the promised extra-simple sharing and syncing, with drag-and-dro...
12:03 am EST - Sat, February 16, 2013
Engadget Posterous closing on April 30th to focus on Twitter
It's almost inevitable as breathing: a tech powerhouse acquires a clever yet small startup solely for its talent or technology, and lets any leftover services wither away. Posterous' decision to shu...
11:38 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.15.2013
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...
11:09 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Google Glass hackathon in pictures: geeks get coding on headgear of the future
You might remember that Google decided to host a little get together with those lucky "explorers" that pre-ordered Glass. Well, no one is allowed to tell us a darn thing about what went down thanks ...
10:42 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Belkin's $299 Thunderbolt Express dock now up for pre-order, shipping next week
Unless there's any more last-minute tweaks, those fussy perfectionists at Belkin are ready to lift the cloche on the Thunderbolt Express dock. We'd originally seen the unit at last year's CES, but t...
10:12 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Vizio Co-Star update brings new Google TV UI, native Amazon and Vudu
Vizio's Co-Star hub is still one of the cheapest points of entry into the Google TV world, so it's comforting to see the set-top box getting an update -- albeit somewhat behind Google's own pace. Th...
09:43 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook says it was target of 'sophisticated attack,' no user data said to be compromised
It's looks like you can add another big name to the recent string of high-profile hacking attempts. Facebook announced in a blog post today that it discovered last month that it had been targeted in...
09:28 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget NOVA's Earth From Space documentary shows a super-connected planet (video)
We've already had a meteorite shower to remind us that Earth is just a small part of a much, much larger universe. If that wasn't enough perspective for you, PBS is offering a follow-up through NOVA...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Welcome back, gentlemen
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It's been a very, very good week for Engadget. On Wednesday, Aol announced it had purchased gdgt and, wh...
08:48 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Criterion cancels your weekend plans, makes its Hulu collection available for free
Followers of the Criterion Collection on Twitter or Facebook have no doubt already dove in, but those that haven't yet heard may want to direct their attention to the Hulu page featured at the sourc...
08:34 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Verizon wraps up 700MHz spectrum sales to three rural telecom firms
While Verizon wasn't quick to start selling 700MHz blocks to live up to the terms of its AWS purchase, it's clearly willing to up the tempo. The carrier says it just finished deals this week to sell...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: NASA astrobiologist Dr. David Morrison talks asteroids and the end of the world
Between the recent meteorite strike and our close call with 2012 DA14, we've all been thinking an awful lot about potential impact hazards from the heavens. Thankfully, however, during our visit to ...
07:42 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Trilogy flutters to Wii Wii U in celebration of one million sold
The Angry Birds and the pigs they hate so are already quite popular on mobile devices, but it turns out that the collected escapades for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo 3DS in Angry Birds Tril...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Rethinking the flagship: The case for Nokia's Lumia 620
It's easy to dismiss the Lumia 620 as yet another cheaply-priced smartphone, but that isn't the case. In fact, Nokia's latest release made me completely rethink Windows Phone. Sure, the mobile OS la...
06:39 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget LG touts 15 million Optimus L Series phones sold like so many refrigerators
As stylish as it can be, LG's Optimus L Series is very appliance-like, the smartphone line that gets the job done versus the more luxuriant Optimus G. It's almost no surprise, then, that LG's sales ...
06:15 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Adafruit's Limor Fried takes on the Engadget Questionnaire
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the inaugural appearance of our questionnaire on Enga...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Pssst, hey buddy: Want to win a free pair of Expand tickets?
Last week, two lucky Tweeters each won a pair of tickets to Engadget Expand this March 16-17 in San Francisco by telling us which speaker they're most looking forward to seeing at the conference. No...
05:26 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent's SoShare file-sharing service launches in beta, lets you send up to 1TB for free
BitTorrent announced last month that it was working on a file-syncing app dubbed Sync, and it's now debuted a public beta of a somewhat complimentary file-sharing service called SoShare (previously ...
05:20 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget PSA: Asteroid 2012 DA14 will pass the Earth at 2:00pm ET
If you fancy getting cosy with an asteroid that's got the destructive power of a nuclear arsenal, today's your lucky day. The wittily-named 2012 DA14 will sail past Australia at a distance of 17,510...
05:04 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Touch-based Ubuntu preview coming February 21st, will work on Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4
It's not like we didn't have ample warning, so by now anyone wanting to try out the new Ubuntu smartphone OS should have gotten hold of a Galaxy Nexus to be their test device. Still don't have one? ...
04:49 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Xolo helps you save some cash with 5-inch A1000 Jelly Bean phone for $275
Not ready to hand over Rs 21,500 (about $400) for a Samsung Galaxy Grand in India? Xolo seems to be counting on it, at least according to the company's comprehensive PowerPoint -- the vehicle of cho...
04:30 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Balsillie cashes out, Dell goes private and OUYA hits 481
We crunched the numbers just after CES, while the organizers were barely tearing down hundreds of lavishly lit booths. Now, we're going to be making it a regular thing, pulling together and musing o...
04:01 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Skype starts testing video voicemail feature on OS X, Android and iOS, we go hands-on (video)
Facebook and Vine were just the beginning -- you should have known that. Especially once the biggest social network in the world started dipping its toes in the VoIP pool. Skype isn't about to let o...
04:01 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Skype starts testing video voicemail feature on OS X, Android and iOS, we go hands-on (video) (update)
Facebook and Vine were just the beginning -- you should have known that. Especially once the biggest social network in the world started dipping its toes in the VoIP pool. Skype isn't about to let o...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Reminder: Vote for the 2012 Engadget Awards!
Your nominations are in, but the vote is still out on the top tech of 2012. Not for long, though; you have until 11:59 ET on Monday, February 18th to cast that ballot -- and who wouldn't want a say ...
03:41 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 331 - 02.15.13
We like to think that Engadget brings people together. We all share a common interest in all things tech. In this week's podcast, the New York crew try to take things one step further -- all in the ...
03:22 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Sega themed notebooks beckon Japanese Mega Drive and Dreamcast lovers
"I don't care about the specs, I want one." That Neogaf user's comment likely sums up how other retro-gaming aficionados will feel about a new notebook PC from Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain, built...
03:22 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Sega-themed notebooks beckon Japanese Mega Drive and Dreamcast lovers
"I don't care about the specs, I want one." That Neogaf user's comment likely sums up how other retro-gaming aficionados will feel about a new notebook PC from Japanese PC retailer Enterbrain, built...
03:00 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Google Maps goes inside an NFL stadium for first time, takes fans on a virtual tour of the Colts' home
The Indianapolis Colts obviously didn't have the best of luck while playing the eventual Super Bowl XLVII champions in the playoffs this past season, but something tells us a little 360-degree image...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 78: the ASUS TAICHI 21 and Turquoise Jeep's Flynt Flossy
We've seen our fair share of convertible notebooks and shape-shifting hybrids over the last several months, but one particular offering from ASUS stood out. In the latest issue of our tablet mag, we...
02:02 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Google+ experiencing outage, temporarily the anti-social network
We know, we know. You were trying to get on with your online social life this morning, but Google+ was nowhere to be found. Looks like the social network is experiencing an outage today -- here...
01:19 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Bump app now allows transfers of any file between phone and computer
We've seen the Bump app evolve from just a way to transfer contacts to a version that allows for mobile payments and one that lets you share photos between your phone and your computer. Now the comp...
01:01 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Bump app now allows transfers of any file between phone and computer
We've seen the Bump app evolve from just a way to transfer contacts to a version that allows for mobile payments and one that lets you share photos between your phone and your computer. Now the comp...
12:34 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook bests German watchdog in real names court tiff
After a German privacy watchdog ordered Facebook to allow the use of fake usernames "immediately," an appeals court has said nein. While the protection body in the tiny state of Schleswig-Holstein a...
12:34 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook bests German watchdog in court tiff over real names
After a German privacy watchdog ordered Facebook to allow the use of fake usernames "immediately," an appeals court has said nein. While the protection body in the tiny state of Schleswig-Holstein a...
12:27 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Apple's Sir Ive honored with BBC kids TV's greatest honor, the gold Blue Peter badge (video)
Knighthood, schmighthood. Apple's British design head has just picked up a golden Blue Peter badge. The show, which has been running on UK TV for over 50 years, even had their gift reciprocated, wit...
12:15 pm EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget FDA clears Argus II 'bionic eye' for sale in the US (video)
Those in the US suffering from blindness due to retinis pigmentosa (RP) will now be able to regain some vision bionically for the first time ever, thanks to Second Sight's Argus II retinal prosthesi...
11:32 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Mystery Nokia smartphone flaunted in European Lumia 920 ad
A recent Nokia Lumia 920 TV spot from Netherlands carrier KPM and spotted by My Nokia Blog shows a curious yellow handset at the five second mark, and after squinting for a bit we're still not sure ...
11:00 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Gamestick now available for preorder: stake your claim for $79
The previously Kickstarter-funded games console has launched its preorder page, powered by Amazon. You'll have to stump up the same $79 premium which nets you the same GameStick that those crowd-fun...
11:00 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Haze for iOS launches, clears the visual clutter of weather apps (hands-on)
RoboCat and Taptanium aren't fans of the typical weather app, which tends to bombard the user with numbers when they just need a heads-up as to whether it's warm or likely to rain. Its newly launche...
10:50 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Livescribe renames Sky smartpen after losing trademark dispute with BSkyB
Livescribe v BSkyB was one of the stranger trademark battles we've seen recently, because the two companies operate in such different spheres -- one makes smartpens, the other runs TV and internet s...
10:03 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp for Android gets Holo-themed makeover in latest beta
Despite being one of the most successful software entities on Android, WhatsApp's been a little late to adopt certain design guidelines preferred by Google's mobile platform. Thankfully, the renowne...
09:08 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Nokia Music+ goes live for UK listeners at 4 per month (video)
Nokia set broad targets for the launch of Music+ that left some of its audience wondering just when they'd have their turn. For the UK, that's now. Those willing to drop £4 per month (or ...
08:37 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Meteorite shower crashes in Russia (video)
A meteorite shower has crash landed across Russia's Ural region, injuring over 250 people and damaging buildings in six cities. Residents in Chelyabinsk reported shaking ground, windows shattering a...
08:37 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Meteorite shower crashes into Russia (video)
A meteorite shower has crash landed across Russia's Ural region, injuring over 250 people and damaging buildings in six cities. Residents in Chelyabinsk reported shaking ground, windows shattering a...
08:23 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Korean police contradict Samsung over fatal gas leak, say acid got into the environment
Samsung has already been given a small fine for not reporting a fatal gas leak promptly enough, but now it could be in more serious trouble. At the time of the accident, which led to the death of a ...
08:20 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan leaks, could cost a grand
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 currently wears the world's-fastest-graphics crown by cramming two Kepler GPUs onto one board. When it comes to improving on that, some leaked European retailer listings sug...
07:53 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget HTC One leaks in press shot (again), this time in black
When HTC CEO Peter Chou showed off his company's next flagship phone, the M7 / HTC One a few weeks ago, he had both black and silver versions in hand. Shortly after, known press pic source evleaks s...
06:59 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Airbus to drop lithium-ion batteries from A350 to meet delivery schedule
Amidst the ongoing brouhaha over rival Boeing's Dreamliner-grounding battery troubles, Airbus has decided not to use lithium-ion batteries in its newest aircraft, the A350, according to industry off...
06:04 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Opera buys Skyfire, wants its video and smartphone optimization expertise
In a sudden joining of former leaders in the mobile browser arena that have seen their fortunes turn, Opera announced tonight that it has acquired Skyfire for about $155 million in cash and stock. A...
05:06 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Nsight Tegra 1.1 Visual Studio Edition gives developers a path to Android
One of the biggest roadblocks to Android app development is just coming to grips with the tool set: asking developers weaned on Visual Studio to drop it for the likes of Eclipse is tossing them in t...
04:26 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Rogers CEO to step down next year, search begins for a successor
Rogers CEO Nadir Mohamed took over for company founder Ted Rogers in the Canadian communications company's top post back in March of 2009, and today announced he will step down in January 2014. The ...
03:49 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget Moo's NFC tagging app hits Google Play, NFC business card not required
Remember those NFC-equipped business cards Moo promised? Yeah, well, they're still not ready for mass consumption. But, that's not stopping the company from making its own NFC tagging app available ...
03:06 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget US Cellular to spread its LTE wings to 87 percent of customers by year's end
While it's only the nation's eighth largest carrier, US Cellular is said to be well on its way to covering 87 percent of its customer base -- that's more than 3,800 additional cities and towns -- wi...
02:14 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget NYT reporter responds to Tesla Model S data logs, impropriety accusations
Data logs of the Model S that left New York Times reporter John Broder stranded revealed a "violation of common sense" according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, but Broder is now offering his side of the st...
12:49 am EST - Fri, February 15, 2013
Engadget TiVo Premiere now loaded with Flingo LaunchPad, nets more than 70 video apps
If that TiVo Premiere of yours still doesn't have enough content sitting in its memory to satisfy your appetite, you're in luck, as Flingo's LauchPad on-demand video platform has just been baked int...
11:30 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.14.2013
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...
11:01 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Mayor Bloomberg aims to ease range anxiety in NYC with 10K EV charging points by 2019
Most electric vehicle news as of late has been focused on the Telsa Motors vs the New York Times situation, but lest we forgot it's not all about Model S sedans and Superchargers. Giving his State o...
10:10 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Tesla vs. The Times: What one review means for the future of auto news
It's been hard to miss, this brouhaha that's been boiling over between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and The New York Times -- specifically with reporter John M. Broder. Broder published a piece over the week...
09:38 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Take a look at the next PlayStation's prototype controller
What you see above is the next PlayStation's controller, at least in some version of prototype, seemingly connected to a development unit for the next PlayStation (codenamed "Orbis"). The image popp...
09:30 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 5PM!
Do you feel that? Love is in the air, here at the Engadget Lovecast. And it's the purest love of all -- the love between bloggers and gadget news. Join us in the chat, after the break. We've got ple...
09:01 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Tamagotchi celebrates its super sweet 16 with an Android app, Ferrari cake nowhere in sight
In celebration of 16 years of Tamagotchi, Namco Bandai has cooked up a new mobile app based on the brand's original virtual pet. Free to download from Google Play, this piece of '90s nostalgia has b...
08:29 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Autodesk partners with Lego to create 3D interactive Mindstorm EV3 instructions
If you think it's hard putting the "Lego Discovery Fire Station" together, how about building and wiring a fully-functioning Mindstorm EV3 robot? To give you a leg up, the Danish toy outfit's joinin...
08:03 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget How-to: Setting up a Plex Environment
Setting up Plex Media Environment on Ubuntu 12.10 Since the storage sizes on smartphones haven't quite caught up with that Drobo NAS in your home office, packing all of your media onto a 32GB iPhone...
07:38 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Steam Client officially hits Ubuntu Software Center, all games discounted 50-75% for a limited time
Ubuntu users who've been thirsty for the first stable release of Valve's Steam Client can officially consider themselves quenched. After months of rigorous beta testing, Newell's platform has finall...
07:23 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget TomTom Rider motorcycle GPS gets refresh, for those born to be guided
It seems a safe bet that any contemporary Easy Rider reboot would be vastly different from its predecessor. For one thing, there's the whole GPS thing to contend with -- and surely there'd be a litt...
07:22 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 factory image now available for download
Google's been rolling out Android 4.2.2 to all manner of Nexi recently, including the Nexus 4. However, should you be among those yet to receive the latest and greatest Jelly Bean build, you can go ...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Informal OUYA game count: 481 and growing
You can sometimes gauge a game console's short-term success based on its launch lineup; many of us know the pain of having to choose the least terrible game of a small bunch while we're waiting for ...
06:43 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Archos 116 Platinum tablet joins CES lineup with 11.6-inch IPS screen for $349
How do you build a powerful, attractive 11.6-inch tablet that retails for $349? Well, you cut some corners when it comes to build quality, as we discovered when handling Archos' 8 and 9.7-inch Plati...
06:24 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Vimeo absorbs iOS app maker Echograph, bets on the GIF-making craze
It's not often we hear about Vimeo making any type of acquisition, but today the company let it be known that it has picked up the team (and assets) behind Echograph, an iOS application that focuses...
06:03 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget UK investigating passive radar system to detect aircraft location, free up 5G spectrum
Ready for a new radar system? The UK could be, if a new study is deemed a success. Thales, a French aerospace company which manufactures traditional radar systems, has received funding from the UK's...
05:48 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget IDC: Android surged to 69 percent smartphone share in 2012, dipped in Q4
Few would doubt that 2012 was Android's year given how rapidly it grew, but it's good to have some context. IDC is more than willing to oblige. It estimates that Google's OS climbed from 49.2 percen...
05:31 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL coming to a swath of Canadian carriers in April
It's not quite a US launch, but it's close: Sony is bringing the more compact of its two 5-inch smartphones, the Xperia ZL, to Canada in April. While that's already good news for locals who like th...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Wunderlist 2 task manager app hits the iPad
6Wunderkinder's Wunderlist 2 has been developing something of a following among the highly organized, although there's been a conspicuous gap when iPad owners couldn't keep up with the to-dos and re...
04:45 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Mozilla releases Firefox with new Windows 8 UI into Nightly channel
Mozilla has been promising a version of Firefox designed for the new Windows 8 UI for a year now, and has trickled out a few details and previews since then. It's made a considerably bigger step thi...
04:31 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Google Now shows Google Doodles for art-loving Android users
Google Now holds a place for artwork, but it hasn't had much visual variety outside of major cities -- there's only so many times you can see a generic mountain landscape before boredom sets in. To ...
04:16 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter acknowledges that you shop from your phone with an iOS app of its own
With 40 billion App Store downloads and counting, if you haven't already carved out your own little piece of mobile magic, it's time to get crackin'. Kickstarter, the biggest name in crowdfunding, m...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 170 - 02.14.13
M7! M7! M7!, HTC One! HTC One! Whichever we're chanting this week, the mobile team are getting pretty hyped about the next Android darling from Peter Chou's brigade. In Valentine's news, Brad's stil...
03:38 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget RITE Project aims to conquer internet lag, eliminate excuses for game noobs
Lag: it's the bane of video chats, VoIP calls and Call of Duty players trying to keep a streak going. The European Commission must be as irked by delays and drops as we are, as it's giving €3.6...
03:22 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Jim Balsillie sells his 5.1 percent stake in BlackBerry
Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of Research in Motion (now known as BlackBerry), has been until recently the third-largest shareholder in the company with 5.1 percent ownership. According to Financ...
02:54 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Sony patent application reveals multi-sensor control surface called EyePad, of all things
Patents, we love 'em. When else do we get to peek directly into the idea-pantry of big companies like Sony. On the shelf today is this application for an "Input device, system and method," which as ...
02:44 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Photoshop v1.0.1 released free to everyone, including Australians
Our Antipodean chums might be getting a raw deal on modern versions of Photoshop, but at least they can try 1989's vintage without paying. The Computer History Museum, with Adobe's permission, has r...
02:31 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Google Maps with Street View now live on Nintendo's Wii U eShop
This morning's Nintendo Direct was all about the games, specifically those starring the likes of Luigi. But inbetween news of DLC updates, Nintendo's Bill Tritten made casual mention of Google Maps ...
02:07 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry files patent application for 180-degree hinge, redefines 'flip-phone'
Before you get too excited, lets remember two things: one, companies file patent applications for things all the time that never see the light of day. Two, the application is for the hinge specifica...
01:28 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Autodesk 123D Creatures lets you create monsters on your iPad
Love Spore's robust creature creator tool? Got an iPad? Autodesk has something for you. The company's latest iPad app, Creatures, is a streamlined monster maker -- allowing users to create the monst...
12:51 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget iOS lock screen can be bypassed with some button mashing... again (video)
It seems that every time Apple introduces a new version of iOS, it creates some new method to get past the software's lock screen. A YouTube tutorial reveals the rather simple combination of button ...
12:37 pm EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Satechi releases $40 mini router that fits in a purse, works as a repeater
If you've ever found yourself stuck in the only corner of a hotel room where the WiFi actually works, then Satechi may be able to get you back to the desk. Its Multifunction Mini-Router not only giv...
11:55 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Apple says iOS 6.1 Exchange bug will be zapped in 'upcoming release'
Apple's iOS and Microsoft Exchange Server have been cronies for quite awhile now, but since iOS 6 there's been some issues. The latest rift is a version 6.1 recurring calendar event bug that causes ...
11:44 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Archos releases free version of Android Video Player, placates penny-pinching cinephiles
While there's no dearth of video playing apps available on Android, French outfit Archos' $5 offering stands out as an especially feature-rich option. For those that shied away from the Archos Video...
11:07 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Adobe CEO clumsily dodges pricing questions in YouTube 'farce' (video)
If Adobe has any love whatsoever for its non-US customers, it's not great at showing it. The video after the break reveals CEO Shantanu Narayen evading the genuine questions of a Delimiter journalis...
10:29 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Red sues Sony over patents, wants offending F-series cameras 'destroyed'
We reported that Sony was going "Red hunting" with it's new F-series pro camcorders, but it looks like Red has flipped that scenario. It's suing Sony for allegedly violating two of its patents -- as...
10:29 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Red sues Sony over patents, wants disputed F-series cameras 'destroyed'
We reported that Sony was going "Red hunting" with it's new F-series pro camcorders, but it looks like Red has flipped that scenario. It's suing Sony for allegedly violating two of its patents -- as...
09:32 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk produces Model S data logs to disprove New York Times' Tesla review
We liked Tesla's Model S, but some of the other outlets didn't feel the same way. The New York Times' John Broder, for one, described being stranded 25 miles away from the nearest supercharger stati...
09:03 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Pebble watch pulls all notifications from the iPhone, but only if you jailbreak
The Pebble already does a good job of pulling notifications from stock iOS apps to your wrist, including SMS, email previews and calendar appointments. But if you want a broader range of alerts from...
08:39 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Google+ Events scores one-click download of shindig photos
Sure, Mountain View's social network collates photos taken at get-togethers by various users into a single album, but downloading all of them has required clicking through to each and every one. Now...
07:58 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Beercade replaces arcade coin slots with beer taps, rewards winners with brew
Forget prize tickets or high scores. The minds at McKinney creative agency may have come up with the greatest reward for arcade victors -- an ice cold pour of beer. Created as a marketing tool for B...
07:09 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Jack of all trades: Tempo Smart Calendar does a little bit of everything
Sure, your phone's built in calendar does a fine job of keeping track of meetings and chiming in with the occasional alarm, but can it tell you how to actually get to those meetings, or tell your co...
06:24 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Library of Congress unveils plan to preserve early US sound recordings
Historic audio recordings aren't exactly easy to access and play back since they're often in obscure or aging formats and sit within giant repositories and private collections, but the Library of Co...
05:51 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Scout security system monitors your pad without compromising your feng shui (video)
While home security systems are definitely making strides towards modernization, we haven't seen many that look the part. However, Sandbox Industries' Scout might be the first home protection option...
05:08 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED HDTV ships in Korea next week, has 100 pre-orders so far
We saw all the 2013 HDTVs debut last month at CES and the first few new models are starting to reach shelves. One of the more interesting sets arriving is LG's 55-inch OLED HDTV, the first of its ki...
04:35 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget USC battery wields silicon nanowires to hold triple the energy, charge in 10 minutes
There's no shortage of attempts to build a better battery, usually with a few caveats. USC may have ticked all the right checkboxes with its latest discovery, however. Its use of porous, flexible si...
03:52 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget AutoTether for Android produces an instant in-car hotspot
If you're anything like us, you get slightly twitchy when you can't use any of your WiFi-only devices when parked (or a passenger) in a car. You now won't even have to think about whether or not you...
03:10 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Google countersues BT over alleged IP networking patent violations
Google isn't letting BT's Android patent lawsuit go unanswered, even if it's taking its sweet time. Over a year after BT struck first, Google has filed a countersuit against BT that claims the provi...
02:20 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 spreads to Nexus 4 with new battery sounds (update: no LTE)
No, Nexus 4 users, Google hasn't forgotten about you. About a day after Google started pushing Android 4.2.2 to most Nexus devices, the company's latest and greatest smartphone is also getting the p...
01:01 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.13.2013
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...
12:29 am EST - Thu, February 14, 2013
Engadget Valve's Gabe Newell on reported layoffs: 'We aren't canceling any projects'
Valve head Gabe Newell says the company isn't stopping any planned hardware initiatives, despite reports of layoffs at the company and the news that hardware lead Jeri Ellsworth was fired. In a stat...
11:30 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Japan is not weird
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. There's a dotted line between geekdom and Japan -- some of us cal...
10:39 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus gets 'Kids Lock' feature on iPad, enhances the experience for little ones
Hulu's Kids Lock has already been implemented on Android, and now it's time for the children-tailored, itty-bitty feature to make its way to iOS -- well, at least to the iPad. It's rather simple, re...
10:01 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Asher Levine's fall 2013 fashion line goes future forward
Children of the '80s, you'll want to remember this name: Asher Levine. He's the young designer behind an also young label poised to make Marty McFly's vacuum-powered jacket from Back to the Future P...
09:43 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA posts Q4 2013 earnings: $1.1 billion in revenue, $174 million in profit
Earnings may be down slightly sequentially for the graphics and mobile CPU powerhouse, but things are still looking good compared to the same period last year. For the fourth quarter of fiscal year ...
09:05 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Wikipedia adds watchlists to mobile web app, plans to release more features soon
With over three billion mobile pageviews last month, Wikipedia certainly has the consumption side of information down. Mobile content creation, on the other hand, has been severely limited. Beginnin...
08:33 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook update rebrands to BlackBerry World, puts SMS into Bridge
It isn't all about the Z10, you know. BlackBerry just gave PlayBook owners some equal time in the sun with a new (if unceremoniously titled) 2.1.0.1526 update. The release puts the tablet through th...
08:33 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry PlayBook update adds BlackBerry World rebranding, puts SMS into Bridge
It isn't all about the Z10, you know. BlackBerry just gave PlayBook owners some equal time in the sun with a new (if unceremoniously titled) 2.1.0.1526 update. The release puts the tablet through th...
08:01 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Google Now updated with support for widgets, added information sources
Google already tipped its hand on this one, but those looking for some widgets with their Google Now can get their fix today with the latest update to the Google Search app for Android. In addition ...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4pm ET!
The Engadget Mobile Podcast crew -- y'know, Myriam and Brad -- are back to a regular time on this lovely Wednesday. It may be the quiet before the MWC storm, but we still have plenty to pontificate ...
07:47 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Another World now available on BB10, several other classics on the way
Eric Chahi's seminal game work, Another World, is now available on BlackBerry 10 devices (so ... uh, those of you with a Z10, though it also works on PlayBook). And not just any version, but the upd...
07:29 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 13th: Lenovo IdeaPad Y400, SSDs and Pogoplug Classic
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 ...
07:13 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget A&E network brings free full-length episodes and movies to the iPhone
Good news for Rick and Corey fans. A&E's brought its streaming app across from the iPad to the iPhone. Better still, it's all the full length content from favorites like Storage Wars and Pawn St...
06:53 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Seas0nPass jailbreak and aTV Flash (black) version arrive for Apple TV 5.2, bring Bluetooth keyboard compatibility
Cupertino finally saw fit to give users access to Bluetooth keyboards when it rolled out version 5.2 for Apple TV. It took a bit of time, but the folks at Firecore have finished up the Seas0nPass ja...
06:36 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget OUYA CEO sings the praises of NVIDIA, says OUYA will be 'best Tegra 3 device on the market'
OUYA and NVIDIA have a kind of love thing going on right now. The $99 Android-powered game console designed by Yves Béhar's fuseproject is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 -- this much we already ...
06:13 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon expands CBS content on Prime Instant Video, lands an Under the Dome exclusive
Amazon only managed to land a slice of CBS' library for Prime Instant Video on the first pass; it's coming back for a second helping, including one of its first cracks at genuinely recent content fr...
05:52 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Now you too can watch Valve's Gabe Newell and Bad Robots' J.J. Abrams talk about storytelling
For some reason or another, Valve head Gabe Newell and Bad Robot head J.J. Abrams' DICE 2013 keynote wasn't available via livestream or on Variety's YouTube channel last week. We're guessing it's be...
05:34 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Allow me to reintroduce myself
Hey Engadget, I've missed you. For those of you who don't remember me, my name is Ryan, and until 2008 I served here as the Editor-in-Chief. Well, like Peter, I'm back. But this time I'm doing somet...
05:15 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Skype introduces eGifting for Mac and PC with version 6.2
On the mobile front, BlackBerry 10 is still waiting to get in on the Skype action, but the same can definitely not be said about the calling / messaging services on the more desktop-oriented platfor...
05:02 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Lumio hides a lamp inside the pages of a book, takes to Kickstarter (video)
Last week, we stopped by the TechShop to check out Lumio, a lamp that's masquerading as a book. While you could probably make one of your own with a few trips to IKEA, we're rather taken with the id...
04:37 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget It's good to be back
You may have seen the announcement earlier today that AOL is acquiring gdgt and that Ryan Block and I are going to be rejoining the company. A lot of you may have no idea who I am, but I'm the guy w...
04:12 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Apple loses iPhone trademark in Brazil, to a company that makes Android phones
Ouch. We had an inkling this might happen, but now it's official: the Brazilian authorities have just ruled in favor of a small handset manufacturer called Gradiente Eletronica in its trademark tuss...
04:11 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 015 - 02.13.13
Mat defines himself as a gamer, Sharif's high on 4G in Brent Cross, and Dan... well that'd be telling. But if you really want to know, you're in the right place. There's also a well stocked buffet o...
03:53 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget New in-car GPS tech uses motion sensors for accurate, autonomous city driving
In-car GPS developers have long had to wrestle with the urban canyon effect that blocks or bounces signals downtown: they often have to make best guesses for accuracy when they can't count on cellul...
03:37 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon MP3 adds Ford SYNC support for Android, makes you vocalize your bad taste
If we're being honest, many of you probably won't care too much about the latest update to Amazon MP3 for Android. Why? Well, the big new feature is Ford SYNC support, and we're pretty sure that a m...
03:15 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon to spice up Lovefilm with BBC and original content, serve it to Bravias in HD
Amazon just announced a trio of Lovefilm deals, including new programming from BBC Worldwide, TV pilots from its own Amazon Studios and Lovefilm Instant HD on Sony Bravia Smart TVs. While the stream...
02:50 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget AOL acquires gdgt: get those engdgt puns out of your system today
Yes, the rumors are true! The gadget database and website launched by Engadget founder Peter Rojas and founding editor Ryan Block, gdgt, has been purchased by our parent company, AOL. On gdgt's blog...
02:40 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Yoga bus spins you round like a record, baby (video)
Promoting Lenovo's range of Yoga transforming devices requires a certain amount of original thinking. That must be the reason the company installed a rotating chair wheel into a glass-sided bus and ...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Slacker reinvents itself: simpler, more approachable internet radio
If you were a fan of Slacker's old-school black and gold aesthetic, you can mourn its passing today. The internet radio service has just undergone a rebirth, with a brand new white and burnt orange ...
01:42 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now $1,499: new processors for Retina family and cheaper MacBook Air
Apple announced today that the price of its entry-level 128GB MacBook Pro with Retina display has been cut to $1,499. Meanwhile, the model above (with a new 2.6GHz processor and 256GB of space) has ...
01:42 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display now $1,499, new processors for Retina family and cheaper MacBook Air
Apple announced today that the price of its entry-level 13-inch 128GB MacBook Pro with Retina display has been cut to $1,499. Meanwhile, the model above (with a new 2.6GHz processor and 256GB of spa...
01:31 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Foursquare for Android now makes it easier to find friends, places nearby
It's safe to say the Android folk account for a pretty good chunk of Foursquare's hefty user base, so it's only logical for the social firm to often bring more and more new features to the highly-ra...
01:00 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Wahoo Fitness' RFLKT iPhone bike computer now up for grabs at $130 (video)
Last September, Wahoo Fitness' RFLKT iPhone bike computer appeared on our radar poised for a December release, but it's only just gone up for sale. As of today, the iPhone 4S- and 5-compatible devic...
12:24 pm EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget iFixit tears down Microsoft's Surface Pro, rates it 1 out of 10 for repairability
You know the drill (or is that screwdriver?) by now. New gadget lands at the iFixit labs, and the good folk there give it a teardown. Microsoft's Surface Pro is this week's lucky slab of silicon to ...
11:29 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Jawbone says 'limited' number of MyTALK accounts hacked
If you have a Jawbone headset and MyTALK account, you may have received an email from the outfit warning that you'll need to reset your password due to a security compromise in a "limited" number of...
10:37 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget HTC teases off-focus glimpses of its new smartphone, goes heavy on the lens flare (video)
In case you hadn't heard, HTC's warming up for another phone launch, readying events in both New York and London. The UK arm has now offered up a countdown clock (six days to go!), but with an extra...
10:07 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Gartner: half of smartphones sold are Apple or Samsung, Huawei third for the first time
We saw last quarter that while mobile phone buyers were on the decline in general, smartphone sales were way, way up. That's how 2012 finished off as well according to Gartner, with cellphone purcha...
09:33 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Opera hits 300 million users, promptly moves to WebKit
Opera is celebrating the news that it's hit the 300 million monthly user milestone with a big announcement. It's going to dump Presto, the current Opera rendering engine, in favor of WebKit. The com...
09:23 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 update reveals minor changes to Quick Settings and more
Android 4.2.2 began arriving on an assortment of Nexus devices yesterday with "performance and stability" improvements listed as the only changes, but Android Police dug into Google's change logs an...
08:28 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: 100 people are working on the Apple watch
Apple's wearable computing project might not just be the fever-dream of analysts, if Bloomberg is to be believed. The news agency is claiming that Apple's watch project is commanding considerable re...
07:14 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget FCC: 41 percent of Lifeline phone subsidies in 2012 weren't verified
The FCC took significant steps to cut the waste from its Lifeline phone subsidy program at the start of last year. However, it might not have gone far enough, if an FCC review of the program prompte...
06:16 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft starts shipping Surface Pros again, promises more to market 'quickly'
Microsoft's trying to address the recent shortfall of Surface Pro models, and has vowed via its Surface Pro blog to get more into the market "as quickly as we can." As such, it's begun dispatching 6...
06:16 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft starts shipping Surface Pro again, says more coming to market 'quickly'
Microsoft's trying to address the recent shortfall of Surface Pro models, and has vowed via its Surface Pro blog to get more into the market "as quickly as we can." As such, it's begun dispatching 6...
05:09 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Controller designer, hardware lead Jeri Ellsworth out at Valve
We're still eagerly awaiting Steambox-spec'd hardware in our living rooms but Valve's endeavor into hardware will move on minus one party member, noted inventor / hacker Jeri Ellsworth. She reported...
03:29 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 with LTE gets gussied up in Garnet Red
Samsung's just pulled back the curtains on yet another device clad in a shade of Garnet Red: the Galaxy Note 10.1 with LTE. According to the electronics giant, it's positioning the dark cardinal-col...
02:47 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget President Obama signs executive order focused on improving national cybersecurity
While the President is currently giving his State of the Union address (viewable on YouTube here), earlier today he signed an executive order intended to improve the network security of "critical in...
01:39 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Corsair pops the question, acquires Scotland-based Simple Audio
Scotland-based Simple Audio announced today that it has been acquired by American computer component maker Corsair. The five-year-old audio firm is best known in Europe for its networked set-top rec...
01:31 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 336 - 02.12.2013
This week kicks off with a slew of set-top box news: Dish is shipping its Hopper with Sling DVR, the TiVo Mini DVR is available on Suddenlink and Roku's next media streamer just hit the FCC. Moving...
12:30 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.12.2013
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...
12:23 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget LG reveals 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro design with curved glass
Clearly, a lot of us wanted LG to reveal the design of the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro as quickly as possible: just a day after a teaser, we're looking at the complete picture. And it's quite a looker, b...
12:00 am EST - Wed, February 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft pushing Surface RT update to tackle WiFi and performance issues
If you've had any sustained glitches with your Surface RT, check for a software update -- Microsoft might just have sorted it out. A February refresh pushing out today should mend problems with WiFi...
11:22 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Ted Sarandos, Mitch Hurwitz and Will Arnett wax poetic about creating content for the internet
Look, Will Arnett is hilarious. His gravely tones are also just as romantic in person as they are on television. And he took the stage here at D:Dive Into Media 2013 alongside Mitch Hurwitz (creator...
11:16 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Under Armour launches Armour39 performance tracking system, we go hands-on
Under Armour has always touted the scientific underpinnings of its sports apparel. From moisture wicking to heat trapping and everything in between, the company is quick to assert that it isn't just...
11:02 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget W3C to explore a proposal bringing DRM hooks to HTML
The web is defined by the free, open exchange of information, right? Not necessarily. The W3C has decided that it's "in scope" for its HTML Working Group to explore a specification for the Encrypted...
10:24 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Comcast grows in Q4, buys the rest of NBCUniversal and rolls out more new DVRs
It's been a busy day for Comcast, so we'll catch you up on the key points. First, it announced today that it's buying the 49 percent of NBCUniversal that it didn't already own from General Electric ...
10:00 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget 10 reasons you really need to be at Expand this March
In case you haven't noticed, we really, really want you at our inaugural Expand extravaganza this March 16-17! We wanted to take a moment and recap the highlights of the show we have planned so you ...
09:16 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Dropbox for Teams adds an admin console for cloud storage overlords
Although Dropbox made a concerted push into pro-grade cloud storage with Dropbox for Teams more than a year ago, it didn't have a truly centralized place for a team's overseers to keep tabs on every...
08:38 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Eric Kessler announces AirPlay support for HBO Go and Max Go apps, says la carte HBO access still isn't economically viable
Eric Kessler, President & COO at HBO, just announced that a long-awaited feature will be going live today during his interview at D:Dive Into Media 2013. HBO Go and Max Go users with Apple produ...
08:29 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Fitbit updates Android app with wireless syncing over Bluetooth 4.0
Fitbit promised wireless syncing and, as of today, it's finally delivered. An Android-only app update, currently live in Google Play, will now allow Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II users to transfer...
07:45 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'
Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, has taken the stage here in Dana Point, California for this year's D:Dive Into Media, speaking candidly about his outfit's use of social media to advertise...
07:02 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Netflix and DreamWorks to launch original show for kids in December
While Netflix is trying to lure in the grown-ups with the launch of House of Cards, it's not leaving kids without their own choice of original material. DreamWorks plans to follow up the July releas...
06:38 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Vuzix's Wrap 1200AR glasses do 3D augmented reality for $1,499
We saw Vuzix shift to a more Google Glass-esque set of smart glasses at CES in January, but it looks like it's not about to abandon the more traditional wrap-around headsets it's been churning out y...
06:14 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Intel confirms new internet-based television streaming product, 'working with entire industry' to launch this year
Welp, the rumors are true. Erik Huggers, Corporate VP & GM for Intel Media, just sat down here at D:Dive Into Media 2013 in order to confirm that Intel's getting into the set-top / TV provider b...
06:07 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Wii U gets first free-to-play game as TANK! TANK! TANK! gets divided on eShop
Namco's TANK! TANK! TANK! may have a great title, but it looks like its sales trajectory wasn't too far off from its name. The bizarre Wii U tank battle game is going free-to-play as of this week's ...
05:50 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Dan Rose talks about Facebook's ecosystem evolution, path to go 'mobile best' in 2013
Dan Rose, vice president of Partnerships at Facebook, just took the stage with host Mike Issac here at D:Dive Into Media 2013. In a nutshell, Rose is responsible for relationships with the myriad de...
05:32 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Tesco experiments with free movie and TV streaming for Clubcard members
Brits who shop enough at Tesco to be on a first name basis with the clerks may soon have a reward that doesn't require leaving home. The UK retail chain is currently testing Clubcard TV, a web-based...
05:07 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Hearst president David Carey: Apple taught people 'how to buy digital content'
David Carey, president of Hearst Magazines, sat down with AllThingsD's Peter Kafka to kick off Day 2 of D:Dive Into Media here in Dana Point, California, with the interview centering on Carey's take...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Back to BlackBerry: a whole new UI world
Editor's note: This is not a review. If you haven't taken the opportunity to read through our review of the BlackBerry Z10 and the BB10 operating system, now is the perfect time to do so. As I progr...
04:16 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget NASA launches Landsat 8 satellite to better study the skies above, water below
NASA's Landsat program recently turned the big four-oh, and what better way to deal with the mid-life crisis by getting a new satellite as a present? Accordingly, the space agency has just launched ...
03:37 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Real Racing 3 to be free-to-play, takes its place in EA's higher gaming pantheon
The Real Racing series has been a staple of mobile gaming, at least in some circles. However, EA now sees the game as big enough to matter for the entire brand, full stop -- and it's willing to make...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Livestream releases software version of Studio video switcher, gives producers an even more portable option
Back when Livestream announced its Studio HD500 all-in-one, the company told us a software-based equivalent would be coming at some point during Q1 2013. Well, folks, today's the day the Livestream ...
02:45 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget YouTube's PS3 app arrives (very) fashionably late to Europe
If you arrive so late to a party that your dress is now out of style, that's pushing it a bit, no? Such is the case with YouTube's PlayStation 3 app, which finally made it across the pond dressed in...
02:30 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget BlueStacks brings official, Surface Pro-optimized Android App Player to Windows 8 (video)
It's been a year and change since BlueStacks announced a Windows 8 version of its App Player, which let you run most of your Android apps on the then-beta OS. Now the company has announced the offic...
02:06 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Western Digital unveils WD TV Play streaming box, directly competes with Roku
After making a stop at the FCC recently, Western Digital's WD TV Play streaming media player got an official announce this morning. The Roku-esque streaming media box touts easy setup, a $70 price t...
02:01 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Sonos Playbar: a home theater soundbar that wirelessly streams music for $699, we go hands- (and ears) on
We've long been enamored of Sonos' musical streaming technology and its wireless speakers, whether it's the S5 Play:5, the Play:3 or the Sub. But, what if you're looking for some Sonos gear that can...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Dell intros color-accurate U2413, U2713H and U3014 displays
Dell's UltraSharp displays still have a certain cachet among sticklers for quality, most of all at the high end -- so today's release of three advanced models might as well be a bonanza. The 24-inch...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Dell intros color-accurate U2413, U2713H and U3014 displays (updated)
Dell's UltraSharp displays still have a certain cachet among sticklers for quality, most of all at the high end -- so today's release of three advanced models might as well be a bonanza. The 24-inch...
01:44 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Meridian Explorer combines headphone amp, portable DAC and $299 price tag
Feel that? If you're an audio purist, the sensation of your wallet tingling is probably a familiar experience. This time, you have Meridian to thank, which is aiming to help you get the most from yo...
01:19 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Willow Garage debunks collapse rumors, reinvents itself as a commercial company
We've been tracking Willow Garage's fortunes since 2009, so when we heard rumors that the company wasn't long for this earth, we were concerned. Fortunately, the PR2 maker has hit back at the scuttl...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Broadcom outs smaller, more efficient LTE-Advanced modem for high-spec mobiles
Welcome to the BCM21892. It may sound like every other piece of Broadcom silicon we've covered, but it actually represents an important move from a company that is eager to start pecking at Qualcomm...
12:43 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte P2742G gaming laptop goes up for sale in UK, priced at 909
Gigabyte unleashed the beast today with a 17.3-inch gaming laptop that's named, awkwardly enough, the P2742G. The system combines a quad-core Core i7 CPU and a GeForce GTX 660M GPU with Windows 8 an...
12:22 pm EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Plex Android app gets a makeover and media server abilities, beta launches soon (video)
Users of the Plex media server and its suite of client apps can expect an all-new app for Android soon, rebuilt two years after its debut for a vastly improved UI and feature set. While musing about...
11:53 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Doctor Who gets an extra-British 3D special for its 50th birthday
For all the dimensions that Doctor Who has explored on TV, the third has been a rarity -- there was an early 3D experiment in 1993 for the series' 30th anniversary, a 2010 trailer, and that's that. ...
11:23 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's REGZA AT501 comes with Android 4.1, vague sense of unfulfillment
Dear Uncle Toshiba. Thank you so much for announcing this REGZA Tablet AT501, the followup to the AT500. We noticed that you'd thrown in a 10.1-inch, 1,280 x 800 IPS display alongside a 1.3GHz Tegra...
11:01 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 goes under the knife, reveals innards similar to Galaxy S III LTE
BlackBerry Z10 devices have only been out in the wild for roughly a week, but the folks at UBM TechInsights have already forced one of the handset's open to figure out just what parts make it tick. ...
10:27 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Foursquare adds tips and photos to shared mobile links for non-members
In a continuing effort to be more of a discovery and recommendation engine, Foursquare has updated the mobile version of its place pages with more information for non-members. In the past, whenever ...
09:53 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Sonos app gets universal favorites, Android widget and iPhone 5 tweaks
Ask a Sonos listener about flaws in the Controller app and you'll often hear about three sticking points: favorites buried in separate sections, the absence of an official Android widget and an iOS ...
09:20 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget American Express cardholders can now buy goods by tweeting special hashtags
If driving to a store and waving your phone by a terminal puts too much sweat on your brow, American Express has launched a new way to part with your money in exchange for physical goods that's even...
08:53 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Raspbmc 1.0 brings stable media center duties to your Raspberry Pi
After a year of effort the Raspbmc team announced it has reached the 1.0 milestone. This means the team is confident they've achieved a stable port of XBMC specifically designed to run on the Raspbe...
08:24 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Adobe preemptively cuts prices to avoid wrath of Australian lawmakers
Adobe has suddenly knocked 20 percent off its prices in Australia just one day after it was summoned to publicly defend those prices in front of a parliamentary committee. The monthly fee for a subs...
08:05 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces Asha 310, offers dual SIM and WiFi for a Benjamin
After being deemed smartphone worthy back in September last year, the S40 platform has just gained another member with the $102 Nokia Asha 310. The follow-up to the Asha 308 and 309, the latest hand...
07:56 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Vertu's first Android smartphone costs 7,900, admits to falling short of 'bleeding edge'
That fancy Vertu Ti handset we saw pop up last month? It's finally been priced, predictably out of the average buyer's price range. Sticker shock starts at €7,900, or about $10,587, and buys ec...
07:56 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Vertu's first Android smartphone costs $9,600, admits to falling short of 'bleeding edge' (updated)
That fancy Vertu Ti handset we saw pop up last month? It's finally been priced, predictably out of the average buyer's price range. Sticker shock for Vertu's first device since the EQT acquisition s...
07:32 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Display drops injunction request against LG Display, moves closer to OLED peace
While actual peace is suddenly in some doubt in the region, Korean display makers LG Display and Samsung Display have moved a step closer to resolving their legal issues. Yonhap News reports that Sa...
07:00 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai OTO watch reacts to sound, combines time read-out with graphic equalizer (video)
Working with a concept sent in from a German fan, Tokyoflash's latest watch design bakes in a sound sensor which reacts to ambient noise through an on-wrist graphic equalizer. Naturally, the Kisai O...
06:30 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Google Now widget leaks, gets the 'now' up front and center
Mountain View has silently been updating Google Now for a while -- throwing in a pedometer, some travel tools and even limited desktop support. A premature update to the feature's support page has r...
05:58 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget MIT crafts genetic circuits that remember their work through DNA
It's easy to find work on gene-based storage; finding genes that will do any of the heavy lifting is another matter. MIT believes it has a genetic circuit that will finally get to work, and then som...
05:27 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 update reportedly arriving on Galaxy Nexus phones, Nexus tablets
After a few sightings early in January we hadn't heard much about a new version of Android 4.2, but posters on Reddit and Android Police say 4.2.2 is starting to pop up on several flavors of Nexus h...
04:19 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Verizon details Droid DNA update, hints at menu key software option
Despite our love for the Droid DNA, it has a few flaws that are hard to ignore. Perhaps most vexing is the lack of an option to map the contextual menu button to the recent apps key. Fortunately, we...
03:43 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Dish's Charlie Ergen on wireless dreams, ad skipping, la carte programming and more
Charlie Ergen, chairman and co-founder of Dish Network, was the keynote speaker on the first night of the D:Dive Into Media conference in Dana Point, California., and without question, he's going to...
03:25 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Raytheon's Riot could make online stalking more efficient for governments (video)
When Raytheon isn't busy building a railgun or tinkering with exoskeletons, it apparently spends some time coding software to help keep tabs on what folks are doing online. The Guardian got ahold of...
02:46 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget LG promo confirms 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro for Korea
If you were worried that you might have to wait until Mobile World Congress to learn whether or not a 5.5-inch version of the Optimus G Pro was real, your mind can rest at ease. While hoping to drum...
02:20 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Tesla CEO Elon Musk calls NY Times article criticizing Model S a 'fake'
We recently had a chance to put a Tesla Model S through its paces and we had no problem getting where we were going -- and back again -- despite our testing happening in Upstate New York the middle ...
02:08 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget LG reveals Optimus L Series II, dual-SIM L7II is the first to launch
As usual, LG can't wait for the show to start to display its latest phones and is previewing the Optimus L Series II line ahead of MWC 2013. Just like its predecessors, the L Series II will come in ...
01:45 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung details Innovation Centers in San Francisco and New York, focusing hard on software + hardware marriage
David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the ...
01:44 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand speakers, Round Five: Robots, bionics, da Vinci surgery and more!
It's time for another unveil of the speaker lineup we've got brewing for Expand in San Francisco this March 16-17. We've got four more inspiring thinkers and doers who will be joining us on stage at...
01:23 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation
David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the ...
01:16 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Mattel goes all in on AR for 2013
At last year's Toy Fair, Mattel was all about Apptivity. The line of figures that interact with an iPad didn't exactly revolutionize the industry. But, the company isn't giving up on the concept. In...
12:59 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Heavy Rain creator details the difficulties of game engines and what he hopes the future holds
Heavy Rain development studio Quantic Dream is notorious for long development times. The studio's also notorious for critically-loved games with strong cinematic cores, and games that often look ver...
12:42 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft talks plans for premium content production, details Xbox 360's transition to an 'entertainment console'
Yusuf Mehdi, senior vice president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, just sat down alongside Nancy Tellem, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft LA Studios, to kick off this year's ...
12:16 am EST - Tue, February 12, 2013
Engadget Nike confirms no FuelBand app for Android in development, doesn't rule out future support
Nike's always been tight with Apple, as its Nike+ platform has gotten along with iPods and iPhones for years, and the cooperation continued with an iOS app for the FuelBand. Given the number of...
11:41 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.11.2013
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...
11:10 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Linux Foundation finally gets Microsoft signature on secure UEFI bootloader
Whatever hoops the Linux Foundation had to waddle through to get an MS-signed bootloader for use on Windows 8 hardware, it appears to have worked. Whereas Ubuntu and Fedora already had UEFI Secure B...
10:47 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 11th - 17th)
Regular season pro hoops action takes this weekend off for the All-Star Game, while NHL action is in full swing. Reality TV fans have new season of long running series Survivor and The Amazing Race ...
10:36 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget 10-foot ED-209 model from RoboCop 2 storms eBay, demands $25k to comply
If you're a fan of RoboCop -- and if you were a child of the '80s, why wouldn't you be? -- then today might be your lucky day. A ten foot tall prop of the executive-gunning ED-209 is now available f...
10:08 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Editorial: iWatch app speculation is filler, not killer
Innovation is problem-solving. Radical innovation is seeing normalcy as problematic, and solving it. That level of invention, which solves a generally unrecognized problem to create a new product ca...
09:51 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It seems harder and harder to keep to a regular schedule these days, but we won't have to think of an excuse this week as we're back to our regular recording time this week for the Engadget HD podca...
09:29 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Visualized: A table full of space elevator robot prototypes
It's not every day you come across this sort of thing -- well, not unless your friends are the sort of folks who take it up themselves to transfer space travel as we know it. We popped into Liftport...
09:00 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 review
Before we talk about the ThinkPad Tablet 2, Lenovo's new Windows 8 hybrid, we need to talk about the original ThinkPad Tablet, the one that came out in fall of 2011 to mixed reviews. It was an okay ...
08:50 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Project Holodeck gets a virtual hands-on ahead of launch (video)
The team behind Project Holodeck has a daunting task ahead: it has to combine a virtual reality headset, two PlayStation Move controllers and a Razer Hydra into a unified VR input system that someho...
08:31 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Kanex meDrive turns any USB drive into a NAS for iOS devices, we go hands-on
Kanex may be more famous as a cable maker, but it still has priors when it comes to knocking out the odd device. meDrive is a small white box that's designed to turn any old USB HDD into a network a...
08:10 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 11th: Cameras, Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 and more
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
08:05 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget iOS 6.1.1 rolling out for the iPhone 4S
Well, iOS 6.1 is still pretty young, but 6.1.1 is already hitting the airwaves. At least for some iPhone 4S owners that is. We've been able to confirm availability of the upgrade on multiple 4S hand...
07:46 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Report: Next Xbox requires Kinect to function, runs multiple games at once
Microsoft isn't acknowledging the development, or even the existence, of the Xbox 360's successor (codenamed "Durango"), but that isn't stopping potential details from leaking out of Redmond. The la...
07:26 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro lacks full pen support in key apps, Microsoft says it's on the case
At least some of the tablet-loving public picked up a Surface Pro this weekend. Those earliest of early adopters have discovered an unpleasant limitation, however: the vaunted pen input doesn't have...
07:26 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro lacks full pen support in key apps, Microsoft says it's on the case (updated)
At least some of the tablet-loving public picked up a Surface Pro this weekend. Those earliest of early adopters have discovered an unpleasant limitation, however: the vaunted pen input doesn't have...
07:04 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Minecraft Pi Edition ready to download, offers pint-size play on a pint-size PC
Is Minecraft the new Doom? It feels that way, as it's increasingly playable on every platform under the sun -- including the finally available Raspberry Pi port. After a false start in December, Moj...
06:48 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 wireless charger now on sale for $60 at Google Play Store
When the Nexus 4 was first announced, we had a glimpse of a wireless charging dock that was meant to go with it. Well, good news for folks in the United States, as the induction dock has just popped...
06:48 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 wireless charger now on sale for $60 at Google Play Store (update)
When the Nexus 4 was first announced, we had a glimpse of a wireless charging dock that was meant to go with it. Well, good news for folks in the United States, as the induction dock has just popped...
06:30 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget PSA: Bill Gates accepting questions now in Reddit AMA (video)
Ever wonder who made the call to not pursue the Courier? Or, why did Microsoft kill off the Kin so quickly? Maybe looking for someone who can tell you whether the post-PC era is really a thing? Here...
06:24 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Belkin signs licensing deal with Lego, encourages you to brick your phone
Yes, it's already possible to snag a "Lego" iPhone case, but only if you throw some cash Smallworks' way. If you've been waiting for one that bears Olé Kirk Christiansen's official branding, ...
06:00 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Reminder: Vote for the 2012 Engadget Awards!
We've counted up your Engadget Awards nominations, and now it's down to the finalists. Fifteen categories are up for grabs, and it's up to you to determine the top tech of 2012. The polls are open u...
05:32 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget eMusic no longer requires subscription, opens the indie music floodgates
Some big news for lovers of indie music with commitment issues. eMusic's CEO Adam Klein announced this morning that his service will be dumping its subscription requirement, letting customers downlo...
05:04 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget NBCUniversal dissolves G4, rebrands it as 'The Esquire Network'
Because nothing quite says "hip brand rejuvenation" like associating your channel with an 80-year-old magazine, NBCUniversal today announced the rebranding and makeover of its G4 television channel ...
04:41 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Dish ships Hopper with Sling DVR to livestreamers across the US
Dish didn't quite make the January release target for the Hopper with Sling, but we'll take a slight delay for such a tangible upgrade. As of today, subscribers across the US can pick up the remote ...
04:15 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Sony Pictures renews Starz exclusivity agreement, locks in until 2021
Sony Pictures films from Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, TriStar, and Screen Gems will remain first-run exclusive to Starz-included cable packages through 2021, Sony Pictures and Starz an...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Australian Parliament summons Apple, Microsoft, Adobe to justify higher prices
Had we been wild and spontaneous enough to buy a MacBook Air in Australia in 2011, we'd have been looking at a 15 percent premium over the US price. According to MacRumors, throwing some Adobe softw...
03:42 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Texas Instruments brings sci-fi tech to life with DLP (hands-on video)
We've come across a number of DLP-based pico projectors over the years and while these products are getting smaller, brighter and higher resolution, it's the integration with other devices that's re...
03:14 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Google to host second Presidential Google+ Hangout on February 14th (video)
It's not quite as traditional as baseball and apple pie, but you've got to start somewhere. Following last year's success, Google is once again hosting a Presidential Google+ chat days after th...
02:25 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget HTC One, formerly known as M7, allegedly leaks in press shot
Well, we're only a few days away from finding out what HTC has in store for us at their pre-MWC event, but expectations are it's the M7. Or, as the rumor mill is now calling it, the HTC One. While P...
02:25 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Cyberdyne's robotic HAL suit marches into Japan hospital trials
While climbing mountains and helping disabled tourists are fine pursuits, Cyberdyne's HAL robot suit has found an even nobler occupation: helping patients rehabilitate from debilitating nerve and mu...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Pluto moon names to be selected by public voting, we talk to astronomer Mark Showalter
P4 and P5 aren't the sorts of names that impart the manner of excitement space exploration companies and organizations are looking to inspire in the next generation of enthusiasts (nor the customers...
01:23 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung-branded Qi wireless charging pad stops by the FCC for a dismantling
Samsung may be trying to usurp Qi's wireless-charging dominance, but for the moment it still has to play along with the de-facto industry standard. That's why the company has pushed this Qi-compatib...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Solavei becomes first US carrier to ship BlackBerry Z10, charges $999 for the privilege
We're pretty sure you've heard of the BlackBerry Z10 by now, but have you heard of Solavei? Let us jog your memory: Solavei is a virtual operator (MVNO) here in the US which rides atop T-Mobile's GS...
12:04 pm EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Hasbro's Toy Fair 2013 booth tour: Transformers, Furby rockers, Iron Man and more
Oh, the wondrous experience that is Toy Fair. And that particular experience, as you may know, includes anything from NERF hoop games and foam fusillades, to boxing robots and itty-bitty, tinkering ...
11:03 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget YouTube channel coming to on demand Freesat party in March
Google's signed a deal to bring YouTube to Freesat, liberating users of the subscription-less service from the tyranny of needing an additional device. The BBC / ITV joint venture already has 60-odd...
09:58 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Grammy Awards 2013 ads see Google and Microsoft go head-to... foot (video)
This year's Grammy Awards weren't as packed with gadget advertising -- gadvertising* -- as the Super Bowl, but Microsoft and Google still coughed up to hawk their wares. The former wanted to demonst...
08:51 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Mahogany art deco 'heater' houses Intel Ivy Bridge fanless home theater PC
If you have certain interior design tastes, some types of PC case mods may not quite suit your decor. That's where Jeffrey Stephenson comes in, this time with a fanless home theater PC featuring an ...
06:40 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Curiosity rover drills into Martian rock, looks for more evidence of water
NASA scientists won't have to wait until InSight's 2016 drilling mission to see what lies beneath the surface of Mars -- Curiosity is already on the case. After developing a taste for Martian soil l...
03:16 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget How would you change Acer's Iconia Tab a700?
When we handed Acer's Iconia Tab to our tame tablet reviewer, they were bewildered by its 1,920 x 1,200 display. While it may have been easy to use, quick and lovely to look at, it was also a bit on...
02:30 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 4th, 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 ...
12:30 am EST - Mon, February 11, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 02.04.2013
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...
11:06 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget littleBits hands-on: LEGO blocks for future electrical engineers
We haven't checked in with littleBits in quite some time and, honestly, it was a bit of a surprise to find the electronic tinker toys hiding in a quiet corner of the floor at Toy Fair this year. The...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Battling for the Bronze
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Windows Phone 7.8 hands-on Nokia is hooked on Windows Phone, now has to pay for it Editoria...
09:51 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Cloudrobot hands-on: robot pugilists throw bombs, drop jaws
Cloudrobot is, potentially, the worst name we've ever heard for a product. Thankfully, if this robotic pugilist ever does come to market, we're pretty confident it'll be under a different brand. The...
09:03 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget NERF Rebelle hands-on: foam arrows and AR for secretly vicious little girls
Look, we loved what Mattel did with Lazer Tag last year. But, let's be honest, that thing was pure testosterone. We're not saying the ladies couldn't get down, but the alien-blasting AR solo games w...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget IRL: Mailbox, Behringer iNuke Boom Junior and the Fujifilm X-E1
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. You may ha...
05:24 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget NYT: Apple experimenting with wrist-worn iOS devices using curved glass
Rumors of Apple building a watch-like device have existed since time immemorial -- they've built up the same near-mythical status that the iPhone did pre-2007, or a TV set does today. The New York T...
05:24 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget NYT: Apple experimenting with wrist-worn iOS devices using curved glass (updated)
Rumors of Apple building a watch-like device have existed since time immemorial -- they've built up the same near-mythical status that the iPhone did pre-2007, or a TV set does today. The New York T...
03:49 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: LED wine sellar, a 'Breathing Bike' and 3D-printed embryonic stem cells
For years, the potential of 3D printing has made tech geeks drool, but now we're finally starting to see the technology graduate from a mere novelty into a highly useful tool. Take, for example, the...
03:49 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: LED wine cellar, a 'Breathing Bike' and 3D-printed embryonic stem cells
For years, the potential of 3D printing has made tech geeks drool, but now we're finally starting to see the technology graduate from a mere novelty into a highly useful tool. Take, for example, the...
12:06 pm EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion used for legitimate air drumming, authentic instrument control
Hacking Kinect might get you access to an audible air guitar, but Stephane Berscot can do you one better -- tweaking the pitch of a tangible axe via Leap Motion's virtual work space. Berscot configu...
08:10 am EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Harvard soft robot explodes into action, jumps 30 times its height (video)
Harvard University has pushed its soft robot concept in strange directions, but an exploding robot? That takes the cake. A new three-legged, silicone-based variant of the robot is filled with methan...
03:58 am EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best roaming options for a trip to the UK and ROI?
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 Tom, who wants to know what's the bes...
02:00 am EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 4th, 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 the arrival of Cricket's first waterproof smartphone a...
12:11 am EST - Sun, February 10, 2013
Engadget NBA offers its first free event app to track the All-Star Game through Android, iOS
The NBA isn't known for offering much in the way of free apps, or tailoring its efforts around a special event. For the All-Star Game and surrounding events, however, the league is trying both in on...
10:30 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 2.9.13: Seismic invisibility, bacterial gold and really, really big prime numbers
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. The the lure of gold, the unpredictable weather and the power of invisibility. What do these thr...
09:13 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Lumio desk lamp takes light reading literally (video)
With the future of reading heading squarely in the direction of electronic devices, what to do with the old timey book form? Build a lamp, of course. During a recent visit to the City by the Bay, we...
07:19 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft sells out of 128GB Surface Pro models online and in some stores
If you were wondering how well the public would take to a Microsoft-made tablet costing $899 or more... quite well, at least from initial impressions. The 128GB Surface Pro has sold out at Microsoft...
05:31 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Yandex passes Bing to become fourth largest search provider according to comScore
Bing, Microsoft's attempt to take on Google directly. When it first launched there was quite a bit of fanfare and its market share grew quickly. It didn't exactly hack away at Mountain View's domina...
04:00 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Watch talks from Gabe Newell to Ray Muzyka in the collected DICE 2013 presentations, right here
This year's DICE was especially heavy on great speakers, and we're happy to say that a partnership between The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and entertainment trade publication Variety ...
03:13 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone users unable to download apps, receiving error code 805a0193
Thumbs twitching, in an attempt to get on that new Spotify beta? You might have had a frustrating morning. Multiple users are reporting that when trying to purchase or download apps on their Windows...
01:42 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Egyptian court suspends YouTube for a month over controversial film (Update: Google statement)
Users of YouTube in Egypt could face a month-long blackout of the service after an administrative court ruling ordered the website's suspension. The ministries of communication and investment have b...
01:00 pm EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget PSA: Microsoft Surface Pro now available in the US and Canada
After missing initial shipping plans with some undisclosed delays, and despite seeing its welcome party in NYC abolished by a storm dubbed Nemo, Microsoft's finally started the process to make that ...
09:52 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget NASA and Lockheed Martin finish MAVEN probe, hope to study Mars' upper skies
Us humans are surprisingly familiar with Mars' surface, yet we haven't studied its higher altitudes -- an odd discrepancy when the sky plays as much of a role as the soil in determining the planet's...
07:41 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Bing Pulse launching with help from Fox News, aims to make State of the Union speech more interactive
Just in time for next week's State of the Union address, Bing announced it's teamed up with Fox News to launch Bing Pulse, a one-stop hub where folks can easily interact and share their thoughts wit...
04:34 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget O hai, Twitter now has LOLcat language opshun, kthxbai
It's been a busy week at Twitter, what with new rollouts like an upgraded search engine that'll pull in older tweets and a simplified search tool for mobile app users. So it's now time to have some ...
03:18 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Rogers adopts sane device unlocking policy, $8 pay-per-use US roaming
Rogers has had an unlocking policy in place for awhile, but it isn't what most would call reasonable: an unlock isn't even an option until the contract is over, which could involve a 3-year wait and...
02:05 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Pirate Bay documentary now streaming, up for download on (surprise!) The Pirate Bay
Way back in 2010, filmmaker Simon Klose petitioned folks on Kickstarter for $25,000 to hire a professional to video editor. The pro's task? Sifting through and editing over 200 hours of footage Klos...
01:28 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget BLU Products ships Studio 5.3 II, rugged Tank 4.5
BLU Products is leaving no niche uncovered, it seems. Just a week after the Quattro line surfaced, we're seeing two more budget smartphones arrive that fill in what few gaps are left. The Tank 4.5 s...
12:52 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Google aiming to build $82 million aircraft facility at SJC, probably launch more Project Glass demos from it
It's no secret that Google has an interest in the automotive industry, but over the years the popular search engine has also managed to amass quite the collection of aircrafts. So much in fact, the ...
12:52 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Google considering $82 million general aviation facility at San Jose International Airport
It's no secret that Google has an interest in the automotive industry, but over the years the popular search giant has also managed to amass quite the collection of aircraft. So many, in fact, that ...
12:03 am EST - Sat, February 9, 2013
Engadget Sandboxr lets us easily make custom-posed, 3D-printed figurines (video)
Where was Sandboxr when we were kids? Instead of dragging our parents around on a hunt for the perfect figurine, we could have used the company's new web app to easily manipulate a virtual model and...
11:30 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.08.2013
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...
10:46 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget PayPal offers preview of much-needed site redesign, finally enters Web 2.0
While PayPal's recently revamped homepage looks fresh and modern, the actual account interface is still mired in the past, seemingly unchanged since the early aughts when the company first hit it bi...
10:11 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Memorial Sloan-Kettering puts Watson to use to aid cancer treatment decisions
We heard almost a year ago that Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center had turned to IBM's Watson as a tool to help doctors provide the best cancer treatment recommendations, and it looks like those...
09:39 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Nintendo's digital content problem and how the Wii U is making things worse
The Wii U's launch was a bit rocky, to say the least. Missing features, promised TV services and slow-loading, day-one firmware updates left Nintendo fans frustrated and disappointed. The company is...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: When the rubber hits the road
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. The time for talk and for analysis has come to a close. The BlackBerry company's first phone hit the mar...
08:23 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget UPS takes 100 EVs on the road in California, makes delivering packages eco-friendlier
The Golden State's without a doubt at the forefront of the so-called green movement, and thus it shouldn't come as a surprise that UPS chose it as the destination for 100 of its brand-new electric t...
07:48 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget OUYA promises quick game approval process, reviews start by the end of February
OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman's promising a quick, simple approval process for games on her company's upcoming Android-powered game console, the OUYA. She told us in an interview this week: "It's similar ...
07:11 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Macmillan settles up with DoJ, Apple now stands alone in e-book price fixing case
It took awhile to read the writing on the wall, but Macmillan has finally settled the antitrust lawsuit brought by the US Justice Department for the publisher's alleged e-book price fixing. In doing...
06:53 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget EA posts finished Origin for Mac, widens gamers' worlds
EA moves faster than we thought. Origin for Mac was in alpha just two weeks ago, and yet it's already launching to the public. The completed gaming portal gives Mac users their software library, soc...
06:22 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget High Contrast's 'Spectrum Analyser' embraces our glitchy digital history (video)
Forget the rose-tinted view of the early digital era that we sometimes get from chiptunes. High Contrast's new "Spectrum Analyser" music video triggers our nostalgia by embracing the messiness and i...
05:51 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget BBC to try offering shows on iPlayer before TV
We've clearly crossed a psychological barrier to digital media adoption when major content providers are going online-first on a regular basis. The BBC, despite its sometimes stuffy image, is reveal...
05:19 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget OS X camera RAW compatibility update adds Sony RX1, Nikon D5200 and more
Apple's 'Digital Camera RAW Compatibility Update 4.04' is out, and although we rarely report on these frequent releases, there are a few notable shooters named in this particular version. Available ...
04:54 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Spotify beta now available on Windows Phone 8
It's true, folks: Spotify is finally available as a free download on Windows Phone 8, which should come as a happy surprise for users who have been sorely missing the perks of the music streaming se...
04:24 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Nintendo announces new ZombiU Deluxe Set Wii U bundle for $390
Bundles are inevitable with new consoles and the Wii U is naturally no exception. Nintendo has today officially announced its first its first such package for the console -- a $389.99 set that will ...
04:03 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Google lets users connect Drive-enabled Chrome apps alongside its own
There was a time when cloud storage was more or less just that. A digital locker for those files you need on the go. As more and more apps and services fold this functionality into their general ope...
03:47 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget PSA: Box offering 25GB free space in football-themed promo
While Box likes to hand out large amounts of cloud storage like so much candy, it's only so useful when the capacity is often linked to new devices. At least for a short while, there's no strings at...
03:13 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive now hosting over a billion Office files, adds editing without Microsoft login
Microsoft's cloud storage service SkyDrive has hit a significant numerical landmark: over a billion Office documents are now hosted on it. To celebrate, Redmond has made is a little easier to edit f...
03:00 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 330 - 02.08.13
Quick... take cover, as the snow's a'comin. At least in New York that is. But weather is no match for our resident east-coasters, who snuggle up to one another not just for warmth, but to dole out h...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 77 hits the road with the Tesla Model S
In April of 2011, we spent some time in the driver's seat of the Tesla Roadster 2.5 Sport. Its throttle response and dashing good looks earned high marks, but the range anxiety left a bit to be desi...
02:08 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable adds on-demand content to its TWC TV website
It's been nearly two months since Time Warner said it'd start streaming on-demand content on its TWC TV website, but the giant cable provider announced today that customers can now (finally) start e...
01:36 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget RetroSound's Bluetooth-enabled in-dash radio for classic cars now up for grabs
Sure, slamming an 8-track into your vintage car may give it the look and feel of yesteryear, but it'd also bring the frustration inherent in outdated media. Cue RetroSound's freshly-available Model ...
01:04 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Gioteck GC-2 PS3 controller tweaks pressure sensitivity on the fly, tips hat to Xbox 360
Love your PlayStation 3, but prefer Microsoft's controller layout? You've got options, the latest being Gioteck's GC-2 PS3 gamepad. Adopting the Xbox 360 controller layout, the GC-2 appears to do an...
12:06 pm EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Vodafone's Vittorio Colao says 4G is for 'technofreaks'
Prefer the internet to be, um, fast? That puts you outside the norm, according to Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao. Speaking to investors, he said that he'd visited an EE store to try out 4G LTE speeds f...
11:19 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget HP tells Chinese factories to stop raiding schools for cheap labor
We know that HP's Chinese sub-contractors enjoy a spot of opera on the production line. What's always been harder to determine though, is who those workers are and what employment rights they have. ...
10:42 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget European Publishers Council wants Google to pay for media use region-wide
Google may have already agreeed to fund French publishing efforts, but the European Publishers Council's director, Francisco Pinto Balsemao, doesn't think the search giant offered enough of an olive...
09:56 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Sony: PS4's main selling point will be 'new playing options, not improved hardware specs'
As Sony Computer Entertainment warms up its blue lighting and double-checks its playlist for February 20th, one unnamed SCE official says that the PlayStation 4 will act as more of a home entertainm...
09:17 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Nokia 520 and 720 given the nod in Indonesia, could be a pair of new Lumias
Nokia's already got the Lumia 620, 820 and 920 in its hand, but could it be going for a running flush? That's the question we find ourselves asking, after a filing from Indonesia's POSTEL, a regulat...
08:52 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget DropTag tells phones when packages are bruised before they're opened (video)
Many of us have had the misfortune of receiving a package that has been roughhoused in transit, and we might not have even realized it until we burrowed through the cardboard and tape. Cambridge Con...
08:36 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Roku 4200X appears in FCC filing, shows off smaller footprint
The last time Roku properly refreshed its line of media streamers was back in 2011 with the Roku 2 series but we're apparently in for at least one new addition, if not a whole new line. This 4200X (...
07:40 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget LibreOffice kicks it up to version 4.0, promises leaner performance and greater interoperability
It's been a little over a week since Microsoft unveiled its big Office 2013 suite (along with that Office 365 subscription option) to the world, and right on cue the Document Foundation has released...
06:07 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Skitch update for iOS brings improved text editor, faster UI response
First went Skype, now goes Skitch. (Must be something in the Sk-water.) Yet another app update is on its way today for iOS users and this time, it's Evernote's productivity app that's seeing a versi...
05:18 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Sony patent application puts electrodes in a pillow, eases you out of slumber
You could monitor your sleep using the science of actigraphy but, as we've learned, accelerometers don't always make for the best slumber trackers. The real deal stuff, used by scientists, requires ...
04:33 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget TiVo Mini DVR extender launches on Suddenlink, gets rental pricing
The TiVo Mini has yet to make its retail debut, but cable provider Suddenlink is now serving up the DVR extender for use with its own services. According to Zatz Not Funny, the outfit is pricing ren...
03:57 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget HTC Droid DNA vs. J Butterfly vs. Butterfly: fight!
HTC made quite an impression when it launched the Droid DNA with Verizon a couple of months ago, and we're happy to say that its Butterfly variants on the other side of the world -- namely Japan, Ta...
03:16 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Canalys: Android was a third of all cellphone shipments in Q4
Despite regularly hearing how mobile platforms fare within the smartphone space, we rarely get a sense of their place in the wider cellphone universe. Canalys is stepping in with some context. It e...
02:33 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Twitter search upgraded to pull in results older than last week
The ease of dumping our historic/inane messages into Twitter has fueled the service's growth so far, but the ability to retrieve relevant ones later has, until now, lagged behind. CEO Dick Costolo p...
01:36 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Astronauts on ISS to shoot the breeze in Google+ Hangout, answer your questions
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station and right here on terra firma are clearing their schedules for a Google+ Hangout on February 22nd, which will be the first NASA-coordinated Han...
12:58 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget Judge invalidates 13 Motorola patent claims against Microsoft
Google's Motorola branch isn't having much success lately in getting patent claims to stick against Microsoft. A few months after the company dropped some ITC claims, the judge in a Seattle contract...
12:19 am EST - Fri, February 8, 2013
Engadget FAA clears Boeing to fly 787 Dreamliners in limited testing, ferrying
Fans of the 787 Dreamliner haven't had much reason to cheer for the past few weeks when the FAA grounded all US jets over concerns of battery failures. While there's no update on the reported fix, B...
11:30 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.07.2013
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...
10:53 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Google to crowdsource Indian mapping data, offers swag to top contributors
What's the best method of finding your way in a foreign land? Just ask the locals, and that's exactly what El Goog is doing in India with its Mapathon 2013 competition. The contest is running from F...
09:30 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 5PM!
Wait, doesn't Brian usually write these? Where is he anyway? Ehh, we'll go without him. This week Tim is in NYC with Dana Wollman and Barb Dybwad makes a colorful return to the 'cast. We'll be talki...
08:46 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Skype's BlackBerry 10 app still on its way, will be an Android port
We've been told that nearly 40 percent of all BlackBerry 10 apps in BB World are Android ports, but what about some of the big-name apps boasted on stage at the launch event last week? In its latest...
08:23 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget European data authorities confirm Facebook facial recognition software deletion
After landing itself in hot water with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) and Hamburg's Data Protection Authority (DPA), Facebook has deleted all of its European photo tagging facial recog...
08:05 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Skype updates iOS app with bug fixes, UI tweaks for iPad
Skype's updating its app for iOS again and, this time, it's more about fixing what's broken, than adding new features. So, users that rush to install this version 4.5 update won't find any new anima...
07:48 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Mailbox for iPhone keeps us on top of Gmail, aims for true inbox zero (video)
Anyone who gets a regular deluge of email knows how tough it is to clear the inbox rather than just hope all those messages will go away. Orchestra thinks its new Mailbox app for the iPhone has a si...
07:48 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Mailbox for iPhone arrives to keep us on top of Gmail, aims for true inbox zero (video)
Anyone who gets a regular deluge of email knows how tough it is to clear the inbox rather than just hope all those messages will go away. Orchestra thinks its new Mailbox app for the iPhone has a si...
07:32 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft planning slew of yearly cross-platform updates, codenamed 'Blue'
Still settling into Windows 8? Well, it appears that Microsoft's preparing for a sea change, codenamed "Blue," that will alter how it approaches cross-platform updates. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo ...
07:32 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft planning annual cross-platform updates, codenamed 'Blue'
Still settling into Windows 8? Well, it appears that Microsoft's preparing for a sea change, codenamed "Blue," that will alter how it approaches cross-platform updates. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo ...
07:15 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: BlackBerry to stop selling phones in Japan, no longer able to justify the cost
It looks like Japan won't be a part of BlackBerry's BB10 launch plans now or anytime in the foreseeable future. According to a report from Nikkei, BlackBerry has decided to stop selling phones in th...
07:15 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: BlackBerry to stop selling phones in Japan, no longer able to justify the cost (updated)
It looks like Japan won't be a part of BlackBerry's BB10 launch plans now or anytime in the foreseeable future. According to a report from Nikkei, BlackBerry has decided to stop selling phones in th...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Win free Expand tickets: Here's how!
So you've been wanting to come to Expand this March 16-17 in San Francisco, but you've been dragging your feet on actually buying those tickets (we know, life is busy). Good thing we have a chance f...
06:29 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Robovie the talking robot gets schooled by elementary students
Higashihikari elementary school welcomed a robot through its doors this week. A new model Robovie will join the Japanese school's students for classes over 14 months, aiming to gain sentience strike...
05:58 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Firefox nightlies now support AAC, MP3 and H.264 by default in Windows
Mozilla hasn't been the most eager supporter of commercialized media formats; it flipped the H.264 switch in Firefox's HTML5 support last year only when it was clear WebM wasn't taking off. Still, t...
05:34 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry tries for patents on concertina-like keyboards in smartphones
When we think of hidden keyboards on our phones, our thoughts usually turn to thick sliders -- notwithstanding the occasional wacky twister. BlackBerry has filed for a pair of patents that would be ...
05:00 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S review
As we cover the mobile industry, where the evolution of devices and processors is relentless, we're used to being impressed. We're used to seeing a new generation of a product that instantly and irr...
04:31 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 169 - 02.07.13
We're just one week into February, and it's turning out to be quite the month for cellphones already. Of course, that's set to go truly bananas once MWC in Barcelona kicks off, but for now, how abou...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Epiphany One Puck uses heat transfer to charge your phone
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
03:33 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu to merge LSI chip business with Panasonic, cut 5,000 jobs
Intense semiconductor competition has already forced numerous Japanese companies to work together, and now Fujitsu has announced that it'll merge its LSI chip design and R&D divisions with Panas...
03:01 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Lemons to lemonade: how manufacturing and mechanical setbacks shrank the Wikipad
A smaller, cheaper gaming tablet? Wikipad President of sales Fraser Townley says it was always in the cards -- but it was supposed to be the company's second tablet, not its first. Business, of cour...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Wikipad in miniature: 7-inch gaming tablet to debut in spring for $249, 10.1-inch sees further delay
When a company delays a product for "minor refinement," we typically expect to see small changes that contribute to a stronger overall product. That wasn't Wikipad's approach -- when it took its na...
02:31 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget TI-Nspire rethinks the graphing calculator for the iPad (video)
With tablets slowly working their way into the classroom, it wasn't a huge stretch to realize that Texas Instruments would bring a graphing calculator app to the table, but would you believe its sol...
02:21 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 WiFi + 3G model goes on sale in Japan February 9th
Google's Nexus 7 tablet will soon be freed from the tyranny of WiFi range in Japan, as the 32GB WiFi + 3G model (supporting W-CDMA and HSPA+ networks) is finally launching there this Satur...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget GetGlue update brings personalized guides, feeds and new ads to iPhone
Conspicuously timed just after a Super Bowl dubbed by some (mostly marketing types) as the "most social ever", GetGlue has pushed a new version of its app for iPhones. Version 4.0 for Apple's smalle...
01:52 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry adds ex-Verizon, Sony Ericsson chiefs to its board of directors
BlackBerry's resurgence doesn't just require spiffy new software and devices, it also needs business-types who can talk about things like "profit share" and "equity ratios." That's why the company h...
01:41 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Bigger LG Optimus G Pro spotted with 5.5-inch 1080p display, headed for Korea?
Remember the LG Optimus G? Then the Optimus G Pro, headed exclusively Japan? Well how about another iteration? Apparently bound for the Korean homelands, this one's still called the Optimus G Pro, b...
01:22 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget RunKeeper 3.0 for Android gets a Holo-native UI, puts us front and center
It must be the season for Android-native makeovers within our apps. RunKeeper has just pushed out a 3.0 update to its exercise tracker that brings the interface in line with Google's Holo concepts f...
12:51 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget EE promises UK 4G to 27 more towns by June 2013
The UK's first 4G network continues to expand coverage, this time extending its catchment to more than 65 towns and cities in total. New LTE locales include the likes of Oxford, Stevenage, Guildford...
12:31 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Sprint sells 2.2 million iPhones in Q4 2012 but sheds 1 million customers, $1.3 billion
Sprint announced its quarterly (and annual) results today, with overall revenues totaling $9 billion, up from the preceding quarter. Its wireless services formed $7 billion of that, but Hurricane Sa...
12:00 pm EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 620 review: precisely what an entry-level smartphone should be
More Info Nokia announces the Lumia 620 Nokia Lumia 920 review Windows Phone 8 review The Lumia 620 is Nokia's most affordable Windows Phone 8 device yet. Alas, it's a device that mi...
11:43 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung attracts indie devs to its yard with zero-commission offer
Samsung, tired of its own-brand app store playing second fiddle to Google Play, has decided to throw some of its considerable cash at the problem. It's appealing to indie app developers in the hope ...
11:06 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Purported Sony NEX-3N image leaks showing electronic zoom control
An image from an anonymous tipster just leaked to Sony Alpha Rumors showing a possible yet-to-be-announced Sony NEX-3N camera. All that can be gleaned from the pic so far is that such a model might ...
10:34 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Four workers sentenced in Samsung, SK Hynix corporate theft affair
There's finally resolution to a case that dates back almost three years, in which chip subcontractor Applied Materials was accused of stealing semiconductor secrets from Samsung and supplying them t...
09:49 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget ComScore: iPhone up to 36 percent of US phone share in December, Android stayed put
There's been indications that Apple staged something of a comeback in the US during the fourth quarter, owing partly to an iPhone 5-related spike. ComScore's smartphone share data for December appea...
08:59 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Wunderlist 2 task app hits Android tablets, comes to iPad soon
How quickly they grow up: 6Wunderkinder's near-ubiquitous Wunderlist 2 only just reached native app status as 2012 wound to a close, and it's already being optimized for Android tablets. The task ma...
08:32 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft rumored to be taking a 'meaningful look' at Office for Linux
Open source obsessive Michael Larabel says he has it on good authority that Microsoft is considering a native version of Office for Linux. Specifically, the company is taking a "meaningful look" at ...
07:30 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget England to mandate dog microchips by 2016
Thinking about injecting an identification chip in your pooch? If you live in the southern part of the UK, you won't have a choice. Come 2016, English authorities will require all of the country's p...
06:51 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Sony posts a net loss of $115 million for Q3, stays on track for full-year operating profit
The still-in-turnaround Sony has reported its earnings for the October to December period, and has recorded a net loss of about 10.8 billion yen ($115 million). It did however improve its revenue to...
06:29 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget OUYA following mobile model: 'There will be a new OUYA every year'
There will be a new OUYA next year, and the year after that, unlike the traditional game console model, where new hardware ships in five- to seven-year generational increments. "Our strategy is very...
05:30 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast fireside chat, live at 1am ET!
You may have noticed that last week's podcast was a little heavy on the BlackBerry news, and for good reason -- it was the event in mobile for the week, so it was a little difficult to ignore. It's ...
05:01 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget MyFord Mobile adds PlugShare's location data, C-Max and Fusion Energi compatibility
Driving the kids to soccer practice in one of Ford's hybrid minivans might lead you to wonder why the Focus Electric gets all of the company's smartphone app love. Fortunately, Dearborn is teaming u...
04:43 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Boeing readying battery tweaks for 787 Dreamliners
The Wall Street Journal has gotten word that Boeing is preparing tweaks to its 787's lithium-ion batteries that could minimize the risk of fire and let its Dreamliners take to the skies before a lon...
03:59 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu smartphones set for October launch in two markets
Sure, Ubuntu for smartphones is slated to appear as a downloadable image for the Galaxy Nexus late this month, but you'll have to wait until fall to get your hands on honest-to-goodness Ubuntu phone...
03:36 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Google Maps with Street View arrives on Nintendo Wii U in Japan, free for a limited time
True to Iwata-san's word, Google Maps with Street View is indeed making its way to the Nintendo Wii U this month. Word of the mapping service's impending arrival first came this past December, but...
03:21 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Chrome for Android may soon have a Dev channel for avant-garde web viewers
Desktop Chrome users have access to stable, beta and developer versions for some time, but Google has only opened up Android to the first two so far. It might willing to go one step further, if Fran...
02:38 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget UK's God of War: Ascension PS3 bundle to include game themed controller, Kratos' wrath
If PS3 gamers across the pond were envious of the garnet red console North Americans were getting as part of a God of War bundle, they can feel a little more chuffed today. According to a Sony press...
02:29 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 335 - 02.06.2013
With the NFL season finally over after the massive spectacle that was Super Bowl XLVII, we're ready to pore over the stats and see how internet streaming, social media and second screen apps affecte...
01:54 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Canalys: Apple hits 20 percent of PCs through iPad sales, HP up to second place
Canalys is still staking its market share estimates on the view that mobile tablets are as relevant to PC market share as desktops and laptops. If we accept that interpretation, Apple was easily on ...
01:23 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note II gets pretty in pink, makes Hello Kitty proud
To say that we've covered many, many rosey devices around here still wouldn't do the statement justice, so don't mind our slight excitement after seeing the Galaxy Note II show up wearing a very pin...
12:54 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget HTC's 603e shows up in Chinese database, ready to step in for One SU
Another day, another new phone pops up in China's telecom equipment certification database. This time it's an HTC Android 4.1 phone dubbed the 603e, and judging by the specs, it seems to be a follow...
12:30 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.06.2013
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...
12:10 am EST - Thu, February 7, 2013
Engadget OUYA working with Psychonauts and Words with Friends creators, The Cave also enroute
OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman took to the stage at DICE 2013 today to reveal two new partnerships, one with Psychonauts creator Tim Schafer's studio Double Fine Productions, and the other with Words with Fr...
11:44 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter simplifies search for Android, iOS and mobile web users
Today, Twitter announced an update for its search features for Android, iOS and mobile web. Furthering the company's efforts for a more uniform user experience, the new updated adds a search button ...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Please fix two things
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. We can all agree that technology is pretty cool. It allows us to ...
10:20 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget NERF Cyberhoop hands-on: foam basketball for the iPad generation
NERF Basketball is an America institution. Bedrooms, dorm rooms and offices across the country are adorned with the tiny hoops -- over doors and garbage cans, even occasionally mounted on a wall. Bu...
09:16 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 6th: 60-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and Kindle Fire HD
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 ...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Vote for the 2012 Engadget Awards!
We've tallied your Engadget Awards nominations, and now it's time to vote! Below the break, you'll find our polls, which include the top reader submissions across 15 categories. Vote in as many poll...
08:55 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro staff tease new accessories, explain battery life and storage
Now that the Surface Pro is a fait accompli, there's more than a few questions circulating from prospective buyers. The project's Panos Panay and his team have stepped up to answer them on Reddit, a...
08:55 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro team teases new accessories, explains battery life and storage
Now that the Surface Pro is a fait accompli, there's more than a few questions circulating from prospective buyers. The project's Panos Panay and his team have stepped up to answer them on Reddit, a...
08:34 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Google expands its reach on the slopes, adds ski resort routes to Maps
If you've ever been skiing or snowboarding, you likely know all too well the annoyance of carrying around a huge map of the resort -- especially when you're trying to refold the darn thing as you qu...
08:05 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Peacock feathers form basis for reflective displays, could bring color to e-readers soon
Structural color -- that's engineer speak for a reflective display that mimics iridescence. And tech of that very sort could be trickling down into future generations of e-readers, thanks to current...
07:44 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Sony K-12 initiative puts the Xperia Tablet S into schools
The selection of tablets in education has been narrow, especially for teachers that want support after the hardware is on their doorstep. Sony figures that it can widen the field through its K-12 Ed...
07:26 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry: Z10 launches in Canada, UK were the company's best ever
The launch of the Z10 is a critical moment for BlackBerry, a bellwether for whether it's truly on the road to recovery. It's good news, then, that early British and Canadian sales are reportedly far...
07:00 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Dropbox announces Sync API for Android and iOS
The lives of devs eager to take advantage of storage in the cloud are about to get a whole lot easier thanks to Dropbox's new Sync API. The tool streamlines the process of integrating the with the s...
06:42 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget ProCutX for iPad links with Final Cut Pro X, lets you slice and dice footage from afar
Final Cut Pro X is already a pretty great piece of software all on its own, but there might be some video gurus who wouldn't mind adding a little touch-based action to their current workflow. Here's...
06:21 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget ZTE Blade III reaches the UK through Virgin Media
The ZTE Blade III has been slowly spreading its cost-conscious influence across Europe since the fall, yet it curiously danced around the UK. That elusiveness is over now that Virgin Media has picke...
05:55 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations
Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companie...
05:41 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Plex unveils 'massive' PlexWeb update, Windows 8 app tweaks and more
Plex's busy bees have sweetened the media server / client honeypot again with new updates, including a "giant, thundering" update of the Plex/Web UI featuring a redesigned home screen and easier nav...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget ASUS TAICHI 21 review: are two screens better than one?
More Info ASUS reveals TAICHI convertible notebook / tablet with dual 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch displays ASUS TAICHI dual-screen Ultrabook coming in November for $1,300, 13-inch version to ...
04:32 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi $25 camera hardware finalized, won't be available for 'at least a month'
The budget board makers over at the Raspberry Pi Foundation are clearly having a busy week, first launching the Model A in Europe, and now reporting that development of the camera add-on for the min...
04:07 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget iTunes store reaches new landmark, announces 25 billion songs sold
Ever bought a track from iTunes? Well, turns out, if you did you're in good company, with Apple revealing that over 25 billion songs in total have been purchased from the store. Wondering what song ...
03:54 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget KDE 4.10 released with leaner Air theme, more love for mobile devices
There are plenty of Linux desktop environments to choose from, but if KDE has a special place in your heartware, you'll be pleased to know its first 2013 update is out. Making the jump from 4.9 to 4...
03:24 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Discover coming to the US through Net10 and Straight Talk
Just weeks ago, Samsung slipped the entry-level Galaxy Discover into Canadian shops, with no word on whether or not it would ever cross the border. It has -- or rather, it will. The company has list...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Dear makers: You have 3 days left to submit your project for a chance to win $20,000!
If you have a sweet pre-crowdfunding hardware project and haven't entered our Insert Coin: New Challengers contest yet, what are you waiting for? You only have until midnight EST this Friday, Februa...
02:58 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Google acquires e-commerce company Channel Intelligence for $125 million
Google just acquired the coupon-focused company Incentive Targeting and retail locker startup BufferBox in November, and it's now further bolstered its e-commerce offerings with an acquisition of Ch...
02:36 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget LG teases 'new series' of mobile phones with 'unexpected distinction', remains indistinct
Offering up its Facebook fans a loving wrapped teaser image, LG Mobile reckons its got something up its sleeve. On the social network entry, it notes that the new series will have an "unexpected dis...
02:36 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget LG teases 'new series' of mobile phones with 'unexpected distinction,' remains indistinct
Offering up its Facebook fans a loving wrapped teaser image, LG Mobile reckons it's got something up its sleeve. On the social network entry, it notes that the new series will have an "unexpected di...
02:30 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 014 - 02.06.13
This podcast isn't brought to you by anyone. Well, by that we mean large cereal brands, or fancy trainer companies. It is, however, bought to you by Dan, James and Mat from the Euro crew. Enjoy. Hos...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget HTC One SV review: a middleweight performer that's not just a pretty face
HTC's One SV has arrived, and joins a plethora of above-average-spec handsets vying for your money. Available on Cricket in the US and EE in the UK, the 4.3-inch, LTE-ready device fits into the One ...
01:23 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Dell XPS 13 with 1080p now stocked for $1,400 and up
If you're into the "more pixels" ultrabook mantra and suitably flush, the 3 pound Dell XPS 13 with a 13.3-inch 1080p display, now on Dell's shelves, may be your machine. The soon-to-be-private outfi...
12:44 pm EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 with physical keyboard given May-June release window for US
If you thought March was far away, be prepared to thumb your calendar to an even further date for the BlackBerry Q10. According to AP, CEO Thorsten Heins has said that the physical keyboard iteratio...
11:37 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P2 flaunts svelte profile in more leaked shots
As MWC draws near, it's not surprising to see an increase in leaks, and today we bring you a few more pictures of Huawei's Ascend P2, which recently made a cameo in some unofficial product shots. Th...
10:05 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Sky will broadcast final preseason F1 tests in 3D to UK viewers
In a move it's calling a world's first, Sky Sports has announced that parts of Formula 1's final preseason tests from Circuit de Catalunya will be broadcast on its 3D network. While F1 has tested th...
09:48 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Cadillac to update CUE infotainment system for improved responsiveness
If unresponsiveness in Cadillac's CUE infotainment system has been a personal point of frustration, relief is on the way: an update to smooth things over is being worked on. CUE Design Manager Jeff ...
08:51 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget QNAP adds NAS lines with XBMC support, skips the home theater middleman
High-rolling (or just highly nerdy) home theater PC setups often have network-attached storage to hold the reams of video that invariably won't fit on the PC itself. QNAP wonders why we don't just c...
08:24 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Australian High Court rescues Google, says it isn't responsible for the content of ads
No one can doubt the stamina of Australia's consumer watchdog, the ACCC. For six long years it hauled Google from hearing to hearing, court to court, in the belief that the internet giant should be ...
07:42 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Deezer teams up with LG, Samsung and Toshiba to bring its music service to smart TVs
We were already well aware of Deezer making its way toward some LG Smart TVs in the UK, but now the streaming service has announced it'll be coming to many, many more savvy television sets in the ve...
07:03 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Scientists let a moth drive a robot, study its tracking behavior (video)
Insect-inspired robots are nothing new, but an insect driving a robot is decidedly novel. Graduate student Garnet Hertz managed to get a cockroach to control a mobile robot back in 2006, but scienti...
06:13 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Lumia 710 for T-Mobile won't be updated to Windows Phone 7.8
For reasons that aren't quite clear, T-Mobile has just confirmed to TmoNews that the Nokia Lumia 710 won't receive a bump to Windows Phone 7.8. While the update has taken its share of criticisms as ...
05:28 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget RIAA copyright takedown requests to Google reach 10 million
Something tells us they won't be handing out gold watches for this milestone. Just eight months after Google added copyright takedown requests to its Transparency Report, the search firm can claim t...
04:38 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Facebook to point out behaviorally targeted ads
If you've ever been creeped out by those targeted ads on Facebook, they're about to be a touch easier to spot. The social network has agreed with the Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability...
03:50 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Boxee TV web app gets autocompleting searches, revamped recordings view
When there's a sea of shows to dig through in Boxee TV's web interface, finding one won't always be easy without knowing the exact name. A range of updates hitting the servers should put an end to t...
03:04 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Scientists 3D-print embryonic stem cells, pave the way for lab-made organ transplants
3D printers already have a firm footing the commercial market, with more than 20 models available for well-heeled DIYers, and the technology's appeal isn't lost on the scientific community. A team a...
02:00 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro review
It's a compelling proposition: all the power and application compatibility of a laptop running a proper desktop operating system, all the portability and convenience of a tablet, all mixed together ...
01:22 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Liberty Global buys Virgin Media for $23.3 billion
Some British cable subscribers will soon have a new master: international telecom giant Liberty Global has just acquired Virgin Media for $23.3 billion in cash and stock. The deal gives Liberty an e...
12:53 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter snaps up Bluefin Labs to develop new TV experiences, ad opportunities
It's no secret that Twitter's interested in TV, but now it's made its commitment even firmer. Costolo and Co. have just revealed their acquisition of Bluefin Labs, a firm that serves up stats to the...
12:22 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Super Bowl XLVII live stream notches 3 million unique viewers, breaks records
CBS has pulled back the curtain on just how many eyeballs were glued to its Super Bowl XLVII coverage, and it claims that its live stream netted 3 million unique viewers, up 43 percent from last yea...
12:07 am EST - Wed, February 6, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's still not Monday and we're once again off of our regular recording schedule of the Engadget HD podcast. But please still tune in live at on this edition at 8:30PM and be be a part of it. Start ...
11:30 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.05.2013
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 - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Editorial: BlackBerry 10, the waiting and the damage done
I've never been a BlackBerry user. But I've seriously considered one at a few points over the years, and I've been genuinely curious to see how the first BlackBerry 10 device fares. Last week's laun...
09:57 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Apple adds Breakout Books to the iBookstore to spotlight the self-published
As glad as we are that digital bookstores let authors skip the usual gatekeepers, that doesn't help much if they can't get noticed. Apple is giving those self-publishing writers more of a chance to ...
09:20 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Jelly Bean now on 13 percent of Android devices, 45 percent still on Gingerbread
The beginning of another month marks yet another fancy pie chart on the Android Developers Dashboard consisting of the latest usage statistics. The Dashboard, which reports the percentage of users o...
08:58 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget TomTom intros iPhone app for its taxi trial service, helps Dutch get home quickly
There's been a perpetual catch with TomTom's taxi hailing service in Amsterdam (and now Rotterdam): passengers have to hail from a specific terminal, which isn't much help when they just need a ride...
08:31 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Mophie ships Juice Pack Helium, gives iPhone 5 a 6-hour shot in the arm
Although Mophie isn't the first to have an iPhone 5 battery case, there's no doubt that some have been waiting for the company's take -- and it might justify the patience. The just-launched Juice P...
08:00 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Editorial: BlackBerry slumps into history of Super Bowl tech ads
The comparison is obvious: BlackBerry's already-infamous "Can't Do" commercial in this year's Super Bowl vs. Apple's legendary "1984" spot in the 1984 game. Let's do the comparison anyway, and consi...
07:37 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant coming to Xbox 360 as console exclusive in the 'very near future'
Are you an Xbox 360 owner? You might like this bit of news: according to Major Nelson, Redbox Instant is coming sometime to the gaming machine in the "very near future," and Microsoft appears to hav...
07:37 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant coming to Xbox 360 as console launch exclusive in the 'very near future'
Are you an Xbox 360 owner? You might like this bit of news: according to Major Nelson, Redbox Instant is coming sometime to the gaming machine in the "very near future," and Microsoft appears to hav...
07:32 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Android 4.0 officially rolls out to HTC Thunderbolt
Hades hath frozen over, folks: after nearly two years on the market, Verizon's very first LTE-capable smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt, has made the upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) with...
07:31 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Netflix and Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit Entertainment sign exclusive content deal
When's the last time you watched The Cookout? How about Beauty Shop? Well, if you feel like you've been deprived of your daily dose of Queen Latifah and Tim Meadows, you can finally breathe easy. Th...
07:10 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Jawbone Up extends social feed with Facebook Open Graph integration for iOS
There's no better motivation than public humiliation, err, community support. Which is why Jawbone's extending its Up band's social circle to encompass the likes of Facebook. Previously, Up users co...
06:46 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget MediaTek plans a tablet-focused processor for Q3
MediaTek may have only just reached quad-core smartphones in earnest, but its aims are expanding -- in a more literal sense. The company's Xie Qingjiang says that plans are underway to build a table...
06:15 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Instagram now lets you browse your feed on the web
Instagram has already made the jump to the web with profile and individual photo pages, but it's fully embraced it today. You can now keep an eye on your entire Instagram feed in your desktop web br...
06:05 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Bitcasa leaves beta, offers discount on Infinite Drive to celebrate
Bitcasa made some serious waves when hit the scene in December, offering bottomless cloud storage for $10 per-month or $99 for a full year. The service is now leaving beta, with the promised Mac and...
05:34 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Home Arcade brings parts of Sony's Second Life-esque world to PlayStation Vita
You like the games in Sony's PlayStation 3-based social network, Home, but not the endless Quincying? We can fully respect that, and we're glad to tell you that Sony's doing something specifically c...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: winter 2013 edition
Here's a fun fact: in the three months since Windows 8 went on sale, Engadget has reviewed 16 laptops, including a few hybrid form factors. Yep, that's right: more than one a week for the past 12 we...
04:25 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Confirmed: Jelly Bean update planned for BlackBerry 10 Android runtime
It's official: BlackBerry 10's Android runtime layer will be updated to Jelly Bean. Reports of the announcement, which should please users looking to shore up the platform's app selection, surfaced ...
03:57 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget PSA: BlackBerry Z10 launches in Canada today
BlackBerry's home turf of Canada didn't quite get the honor of carrying the BlackBerry Z10 first -- that went to the British -- but it's rectifying that today with a full-scale release. Bell, Roger...
03:19 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Takara Tomy's Auto Mee S robot scrubs mobile devices, saves seconds of effort
We can't say that we've ever been so exhausted or pressed for time that we couldn't wipe down our mobile device screens. There must be someone out there for whom that's one scrub too far, however, a...
02:56 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget OnLive's Bruce Grove on next-gen gaming, MMOs: 'We can take the leadership here'
To say the last few months have been a bit of a bumpy ride for game streaming service OnLive would be a bit of an understatement. However, over that time the games continued to flow uninterrupted, a...
02:22 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Dell announces that it's going private, assisted by $2 billion loan from Microsoft
The rumors were true. Dell has announced that it will go private, assisted by a $2 billion loan from Microsoft. The full deal between stockholders, Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake is be...
02:17 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Amazon announces Coins, a virtual currency coming to the Kindle Fire in May
Jeff Bezos, whose fortune is probably built upon real money, has decided to invent a fake one for his customers. Amazon is launching a virtual currency, called Amazon Coins, which is designed to enc...
02:05 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Skype begins direct carrier billing in Russia, US and Canada to follow
As data bundles become more prevalent, it's natural to see Skype as a thorn in the side of mobile operators' voice offerings. A new direct billing deal with carriers announced today, however, could ...
01:38 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget NEC's spring all-in-one PC lineup melds TV with Twitter
Like all-in-one PCs, TV and Twitter? NEC's new desktop PCs might just hit the spot -- if you live in Japan, that is. The company just launched its spring 2013 lineup of Valuestar systems which will ...
01:06 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget MoviePass app comes to Android with $30mo theater access, caveats
For film buffs who prefer the really big-screen experience, MoviePass seems a no brainer -- pay around $30 per month and watch as many movies at the cinema as you want. Now Android users can get the...
12:29 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Sky gives remote control powers to its Sky+ Android app, escalates living room warfare
It's tradition, or an old charter, or something, that no self-respecting geek would ever surrender their TV zapper or their smartphone. Fortunately for Sky customers, those two things are now one an...
12:02 pm EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget PSA: Get your 128GB iPads starting today, $799 for WiFi and $929 for LTE
If you like the very best, you'll be happy to hear that the biggest capacity, most expensive iPad yet has now landed at the Apple Store online. US customers can pick from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon...
11:53 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Local web server trick allows Wii U Gamepad to moonlight as a PC controller
It may not be as easy to crack as the Bluetooth powered Wiimote, but the Wii U Gamepad is finally getting a little hacker's limelight -- one clever modder has figured out how to use it as a PC contr...
11:33 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Google's Nexus 10 tablet goes on sale in Japan after a few months delay
Mimicking the postponed release schedule of its 7-inch cousin, Google's Nexus 10 tablet is just now going on sale in Japan. We originally expected Japanese availability at the same time as other are...
10:56 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry launches new Dev Alpha C handset with physical keyboard
BlackBerry has just launched a new Dev Alpha C program and dev handset at its BlackBerry Jam Europe event in Amsterdam to help coders build apps for BB devices with physical keyboards. It also annou...
10:56 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry reveals new Dev Alpha C handset with physical keyboard
BlackBerry has just unveiled a new Dev Alpha C program and developer-only handset at its BlackBerry Jam Europe event in Amsterdam to help coders build apps for BB devices with physical keyboards. It...
10:55 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget New 3DMark arrives for Windows, gaming PCs brace for punishment (video)
There's nothing quite so crushing to the self-esteem of a gamer as a new 3DMark build: even a year-old flagship PC can feel like a clunker as it struggles to get a decent frame rate in Futuremark's ...
10:05 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Limited Edition BlackBerry Z10 coming for developers in hot-rod red
Blackberry just announced at its Blackberry Jam event in Amsterdam that it'll have a Limited Edition Z10 smartphone sporting a flaming red exterior for developers only. It'll release just 12,000 of ...
09:41 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware
In the race to the starting line, BlackBerry pulled out all the stops in order to deliver an app library that's 70,000 strong, but now the firm's looking to Trend Micro in an effort to keep maliciou...
09:00 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover mini brings tactile typing to the iPad mini for $80
It was inevitable that Logitech would expand its Ultrathin iPad keyboard cover lineup to include an offering fit for the iPad mini, and the time has finally arrived. Priced 20 bucks less than it's f...
08:32 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget ASUS video showcases 7-inch MeMo Pad, flaunts what the $150 tablet can do
Lately, ASUS hasn't exactly been the best at keeping some of its secrets under wraps, but the company is trying to be as good as it can be about helping potential customers better understand its dev...
07:59 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget ARM sees 16 percent profit increase in Q4 2012, 21 percent increase in royalty payments
UK-based chipmaker ARM had yet another profitable quarter, announcing that the end of 2012 saw pre-tax profits of around $126 million -- an increase of 16 percent since the same period last year. Re...
07:15 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Skylanders Swap Force is the next annual entry in the 'toys to life' gaming franchise, we go hands-on
Three years, three games. Skylanders Swap Force -- the latest crossplatform entry in the mega-successful Skylanders game franchise -- cements Activision's annual approach to its "toys to life" serie...
06:51 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Ouya will come to stores for $99 in June after Kickstarter, online pre-orders ship
Whether you missed out on the Ouya console's initial Kickstarter frenzy, (and still open pre-order window) or are just waiting around to see what kind of games are available on the Android box this ...
06:11 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Jawbone buys Massive Health and Visere to boost app design for wearables
Jawbone has been making real progress on the software for its tentative steps into wearable technology like the Up bracelet, but it's safe to say there's some room to grow. The company might just fe...
05:18 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget These boots were made for talkin': O2 teams up with artist for 'walkie talkie' footwear
Sorry, Ms. Sinatra, but the headline parody was all too obvious to ignore. As part of its mobile device Recycle program, which allows users to trade in old handsets for cash, British telco O2 has co...
04:23 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop expanding free LTE service to tablets
Forbes is reporting that FreedomPop, the gratis wireless broadband startup, is planning to release a 4G device designed specifically for tablets. The company's "LTE Clip" will attach to an iPad or An...
03:40 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Twitch goes premium with Turbo: no ads and priority support for $9 a month
Twitch has been a popular destination for video game-voyeurs for some time. Now, to boost its bottom line and please the more ardent ad-haters out there, the service is rolling out a premium tier of...
03:00 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Rich notifications for Chrome OS, possible unified messaging app break cover
Developer François Beaufort gave us a peek at a new notification center in Mountain View's browser last week, and now he's given us a glimpse of what rich notifications could look like in Chr...
02:37 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget E3 College Game Competition to let student finalists shine on show floor
If you're a talented college student hoping to create the next Halo or Call of Duty, you could have a chance to show your chops at this year's E3. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the g...
02:17 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget AT&T rebrands U-verse Live TV as Mobile TV, plans start at $10 per month
Earlier today AT&T announced the rebranding of its U-verse Live TV service, changing its name to Mobile TV. To go along with the name change, the carrier now offers direct account billing, enhan...
01:48 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Leaked T-Mobile doc pins BlackBerry Z10, Galaxy S III LTE for March 27th launch
Hankering for some fresh T-Mobile devices with LTE connectivity? According to a leaked roadmap courtesy of Mr. Blurrycam and TmoNews, Magenta will satisfy that craving on March 27th with the BlackBe...
01:21 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget HTC teases 'new sound and camera experience' coming in 2013
After publishing a self-promoting infographic that takes a look at the history of photography, it's pretty obvious that HTC has something up its sleeve concerning smartphone cameras. While the compa...
01:09 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft launches 4Afrika initiative with Huawei W1 variant, TV white space broadband project
Following the lead of co-founder Bill Gates Microsoft is taking more interest in the Africa, announcing its 4Afrika Initiative with a stated aim of improving the continent's global competitiveness. ...
12:36 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Silent Circle's encryption app could revolutionize mobile privacy, if Uncle Sam lets it
If CEO Mike Janke's boasts are to be believed, his company Silent Circle and its eponymous encryption apps could stand to "revolutionize... privacy and security." And he's willing to push the tech f...
12:04 am EST - Tue, February 5, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Facebook once more building a friend-tracking mobile app
Facebook briefly dallied last year with the idea of letting us track our friends while on the road, only to be spooked off for reasons unknown. It might have developed enough nerve for another sho...
11:44 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (February 4th - 10th)
It's finally over -- pro football is done for the year. In its absence we have a number of big returning shows to look forward to, including favorites like Community and The Walking Dead. Also of no...
11:30 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.04.2013
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...
11:14 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Lenovo delays ThinkPad Helix, eyes a spring release
If you were biding your time until late February to pick up a ThinkPad Helix, we've got some bad news: Lenovo's revealed on Facebook that the convertible Ultrabook has been pushed back to a March or...
11:00 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Dyson's latest AirBlade dries your freshly washed hands straight from the Tap
While it was never the most original take on powerful commercial hand driers, the Dyson AirBlade has nevertheless been an admirable piece of public restroom kit. Now seven years since its official d...
10:46 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung to put $1.1 billion toward new innovation center, business creation
You didn't think Samsung would rest on its smartphone laurels, did you? The company has had a profitable year, to say the least, and today it announced plans to put some $1.1 billion toward an effor...
10:25 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS FonePad reaches certification, may meld an Atom tablet with Android
No, not PadFone. FonePad. According to Indonesia's wireless regulator Postel, ASUS is trying to certify a FonePad K004 tablet that would switch up device names, not to mention create its fair share ...
10:03 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand speakers, Round Four: Boxee, Samsung, Formlabs and LUNAR, oh my!
Thanks for joining us as we continue our unveil of the speaker lineup for Expand in San Francisco this March 16-17. We've got four more brilliant folks who will be gracing our stage to share with yo...
09:44 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Droid RAZR M 'blue steel edition' now available at Best Buy
What's black and white and pink all over? Well, not too long ago, the answer to that was the Droid RAZR M. As of today, however, Motorola's nearly bezel-less Jelly Bean handset will also be pretty i...
09:23 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Amazon discounts 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD models as part of Valentine's Day promo
Amazon clearly doesn't have a problem with slashing the prices of its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD from time to time. As such, don't color us surprised after the mega online retailer announced that it's ...
09:01 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget UK Ministry of Defence puts Black Hornet spy copter in Afghani skies
It's been a few years since news of Prox Dynamics' Black Hornet mini-copter has swung our way. But now it appears the wee reconnaissance drones have moved out of the prototype phase and into the war...
08:40 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Blink Windows Phone Lens app gives users perfect photographical timing
It's no secret that Microsoft and Nokia are aiming to make Windows Phone the OS of choice when it comes to mobile photography, whether through optical image stabilization or the Lens app lineup. The...
08:40 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Blink Windows Phone Lens app gives users perfect photographical timing (update)
It's no secret that Microsoft and Nokia are aiming to make Windows Phone the OS of choice when it comes to mobile photography, whether through optical image stabilization or the Lens app lineup. The...
08:19 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung President BK Yoon: 'Three Samsung TVs are sold every second'
With every second that ticks by, Samsung sells three TVs. Find that claim a bit dubious? You shouldn't, especially when you consider the source: company prez BK Yoon. Speaking at a press conference ...
08:01 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Chrome and Firefox now talking to each other through WebRTC chats (video)
The dream for WebRTC is to offer truly software-independent video and voice chat, but it hasn't worked out that way given limited support. Google and Mozilla have just showed us that it's at last po...
07:45 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for February 4th: 55-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV and Lumix DMC-GF3X
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 ...
07:29 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Tweetbot for iOS adds in-line Flickr and Vine viewing
Whatever the platform, Tapbots' Tweetbot is known for supporting in-line content viewing that doesn't always appear in other Twitter clients -- it's a survivor of the Instagram-Twitter fallout, for ...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey review: a budget WP8 phone that performs like a flagship
The Windows Phone 8 deluge is slowly starting to taper off. HTC and Nokia have made their presence known with loud, bold statements and even Huawei has gotten in on the action. Meanwhile Samsung has...
06:33 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget SMI Eye-Tracking 3D Glasses use rim-based cameras to adjust perspective
Can 3D glasses get any less fashionable? Of course they can! And here's some proof. Today, SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) teased its new Eye-Tracking 3D Glasses, which use a pair of small cameras mo...
06:00 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: winter 2013 edition
As we begin 2013, we're stuck in a kind of tablet limbo. Most companies rushed to get devices out for the fall, while the models we saw at CES 2013 aren't yet shipping. As such, it's a mostly famili...
05:42 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK launches a full Windows Phone 8 roster on February 6th
Vodafone's British division has been shy to embrace Windows Phone much at all in recent months. There'll be no such reservation as of February 6th, when the carrier starts offering a wide array of W...
05:25 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Evasi0n untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 arrives to free your iPhone 5 and iPad mini
It was only a matter of time before the iPhone 5 was freed from its rigid, stock iOS constraints, and months after first seeing the handset be liberated, any and all users can now do the same. That'...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Stitcher overhauls its Android app to dovetail with Google's interface world
Stitcher's Android app can do many things with radio and podcasts, but one thing it hasn't done lately is blend in -- its interface is out of sync with a platform that has had its own distinct style...
04:37 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Commander Keen designer crowdfunds a sequel of sorts, lets us make our own (video)
PC gamers of a certain age will have very fond memories of the Commander Keen series -- usually trying to pogo toward a hard-to-reach gem or frantically escaping a Dopefish. Key creator Tom Hall and...
04:13 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget AT&T Unite LTE hotspot coming to stores February 8th for a dollar
The second touchscreen LTE mobile hotspot has just been announced for AT&T. Known as the Unite, the Sierra Wireless device will be available on the network February 8th and will cost you no more...
03:31 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Super Bowl 2013 ads: Samsung, Best Buy, BlackBerry and... Zombies
So, catch the big game on the, er, internet? Or, if you took our advice and used more traditional hardware, you may have caught Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd trying to outdo each other to become Samsung'...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Is that Kevin Spacey behind all those Apple products?
Up until this one specific camera shot, 31 minutes and 42 seconds into the sixth episode of House of Cards, it had all been going pretty well. The endearing evil of the series' anti-hero Francis Und...
02:44 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi Model A hits Europe with $25 price tag, expected worldwide soon
Looking for a slimmed-down Raspberry Pi with a single USB port, 256MB of RAM, no Ethernet and one-third the power consumption of a Model B board? You're probably in the market for Model A -- a $25 a...
02:33 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Panasonic shows micro color splitters that double up image sensor acuity
Panasonic has developed a new type of imaging sensor that gets more photons where they need to be by foregoing the use of conventional CMOS debayering filters. Those can reduce sensor effectiveness ...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Tab review: the Windows RT tablet you'll never find in the US
In a world that's increasingly dominated by tablets, Microsoft, whose fortune is intertwined with desktops and laptops, needed to prevent its customers from leaving in droves. After a few years in a...
11:45 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Sony Vaio T14 and T15 Ultrabooks arrive at Sony's store, Best Buy starting at $770
Sony flaunted its Vaio T series 14- and 15-inch Windows 8 Ultrabooks at CES 2013 last month, but we weren't able to do anything at the time but snap, film and fondle them a bit. Now those models hav...
11:45 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Sony VAIO T14 and T15 touchscreen Ultrabooks arrive at Sony's store, Best Buy starting at $770
Sony flaunted its VAIO T series 14- and 15-inch Windows 8 touch-enabled Ultrabooks at CES 2013 last month, but we weren't able to do anything at the time but snap, film and fondle them a bit. Now th...
10:21 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget AMD offering Never Settle: Reloaded games bundle with Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs
If you're the fidgety type that's also in the market for a new GPU, AMD's ready to tempt you into springing for a Radeon HD 7000 series card with the promise of free gaming swag. The imaginatively n...
09:24 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung and LG decide to settle OLED patent dispute behind closed doors
It looks as if Samsung and LG have both taken their fingers away from the red button marked MORE LITIGATION. It's being reported that the pair have come to an agreement to work out their OLED patent...
09:12 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Vita arrives in Ice Silver for Asia, starting on February 28th
Good news: Sony has revealed a new PlayStation console! But it's not what you think. Instead, there's an Ice Silver edition PlayStation Vita reaching Asian countries from February 28th onwards. The ...
08:01 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget HP intros the Pavilion 14 Chromebook, its first Chrome OS device: available now for $330
Remember last week when HP leaked a 14-inch Chromebook on its own site? That was a big surprise, to say the least -- the company has never put out a Chrome OS system before, and we weren't aware thi...
05:47 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Wine coming to Android, will run Windows apps on Google's mobile OS
Android apps on Windows? Been there, done that. Try running Windows programs on Android for size. Alexandre Julliard, the developer behind the Wine compatibility layer, gave an update about an ARM-f...
04:10 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.2?
Last year, we asked you to examine Samsung's Galaxy Player 4.0, and your comments clustered around three trends -- better audio, better build and any OS that wasn't called Gingerbread. The Galaxy Pl...
02:00 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of January 28th, 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 ...
01:52 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Super Bowl ad shows the few things a Z10 can't do (video)
BlackBerry vowed to pull out all the stops to get BlackBerry 10 noticed -- and the company certainly isn't holding back with its promised Super Bowl spot. The ad claims that it's easier to show wha...
12:00 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget ThreeUK pledges to add LTE to its unlimited data plans at no extra cost
The old beer-selling adage that good things come to those who wait also applies to those who've yet to sign away a kidney for one of EE's LTE plans. ThreeUK is announcing that it's going to bundle L...
12:00 am EST - Mon, February 4, 2013
Engadget Three UK pledges to add LTE to its unlimited data plans at no extra cost
The old beer-selling adage that good things come to those who wait also applies to those who've yet to sign away a kidney for one of EE's LTE plans. Three UK is announcing that it's going to bundle ...
11:30 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 01.28.2013
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...
10:57 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget Switched On: A handset for human hands
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the golden era of the PDA, many debated whether future consumers would adopt a one-device or two-device approach....
10:12 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin
Chips that have 3D elements to them are very much real. Moving data in 3D hasn't been truly viable until now, however, which makes an experimental chip from the University of Cambridge that much mor...
08:26 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget IRL: Skooba Cable Stable, Kanex mySpot and the HTC One X+
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. We've got ...
06:45 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 7.8 hands-on: cosmetically yours
There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth when Microsoft declared that fairly fresh (and costly) Windows Phone 7 devices like the Nokia Lumia 900 would never taste its latest WP8 wares. To assuag...
05:42 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget BLU Products unveils Tegra 3-running Quattro 4.5, 4.5 HD and 5.7 HD
It was just weeks ago that BLU Products' smartphones were largely dual-core models like the Vivo 4.65 HD. The company clearly wants to ramp things up, as it's kicking off the Quattro line based arou...
05:03 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro appears in some retail stores, now's your chance to see it in person
Those of us lucky enough to work for gadget sites got to check out the Surface Pro last month. Now you can too, dear reader -- if you happen to live near a store that got one early. Although shopper...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'stealth wear', coiled cable sculptures and a 'pop-up' hotel
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. Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and whether you geek out on ...
12:12 pm EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget FTC issues mobile privacy guidelines, values clarity and Do Not Track
The FTC has made online privacy one of its bigger missions as of late, going so far as to develop a full privacy framework that it hopes others will follow. Its counsel is extending to the mobile wo...
09:02 am EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget FIS acquires mobile banking guru mFoundry for $120 million
You may not be very familiar with mFoundry's name, but you'll probably know its work if you're reading this site: it's part of a deal with MasterCard for NFC-based mobile payments, powers many banki...
06:21 am EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget New Antarctic research lab has extendable legs, can crawl over the ice
Cold, frosty nights on the Antarctic continent are about to get a lot more cosy. The newly designed Halley VI Antarctic research station is set to open next week, and contains a few neat little tric...
03:59 am EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best email phone?
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 Arthur, who has asked one of the most...
02:30 am EST - Sun, February 3, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of January 28th, 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 resolution to HTC's kerfuffle with the custom ROM co...
11:30 pm EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 2.2.13: SpaceLiners, building a brain and the man made multiverse
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. What's black and white, and read all over? This week's dose of sci-tech news, silly. What is les...
09:33 pm EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget PSA: BlackBerry 10 doesn't need a special data plan
With BlackBerry 10 devices wending their way into the hands of patient fans, there's been some uncertainty as to just what service plans customers need to reach the new platform's full potential. Th...
07:58 pm EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Eric Schmidt calls China 'the most sophisticated and prolific' hacker of foreign firms
The Wall Street Journal snagged a preview of an upcoming book co-authored by Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and the company's Jared Cohen, and it doesn't seem to paint the rosiest picture of...
05:29 pm EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S app hits Android in beta
Sending commands to a Tesla Model S via a native smartphone app is already old hat for iPhone users who have one of Musk and Co.'s electric chariots, but Android users are just now getting their fir...
03:35 pm EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Vodafone brings fiber optics to the Shard, gives you signal high above London
What good is a spectacular view if you can't use your phone to tell people about it? London's newly opened 95-story skyscraper, The Shard, measures 1,016 feet, making it the tallest building in the ...
01:38 pm EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Ofcom mulls letting all UK carriers reuse spectrum for LTE
British regulator Ofcom gave EE special license to reuse 1,800MHz spectrum for its fledgling LTE network; to put it mildly, that rubbed other carriers the wrong way. The agency may be more open to a...
11:16 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Lynx A 3D camera hits Kickstarter, ready to motion capture your donations
Every time we write up a 3D printer, we get a deluge of folks asking just how easy it is to render a 3D model. The answer is, unless you're well-versed CAD, not very. Austin-based Lynx Laboratories ...
09:07 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Google Chromebooks now in 2,000 schools, usage doubled in three months
Google has really ramped up its education efforts lately, and it looks like it's paid off: according to the Mountain View company, its Chromebooks are now in use in 2,000 schools, which is twice as ...
06:52 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Dijit acquiring Miso, plans to give you even more to do while you watch TV
Having already declared war on the grid, TV remote / guide app maker Dijit is taking GoMiso under its wing. The company announced via its site that it's in the process of acquiring the social TV dev...
04:45 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Flying Fortress Lego blimp lords over us with a Mindstorms-based iron fist (video)
Most Lego Mindstorms constructions have never slipped the surly bonds of Earth. The Flying Fortress Lego Blimp from Tyler Westmoreland and Chris Shepard won't be similarly held down, however. Courte...
02:48 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Kodak closes its digital imaging patent sale, settles disputes
Kodak has had many scary moments in its recent history, not the least of which was wondering whether or not it could sell digital imaging patents to help escape bankruptcy. It's putting some of that...
01:41 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins AM-1 speaker can weather the rain, weather the snow, weather the storm
We appreciate any product that lets us not only openly reference Lamb, but also blast that band's tracks in our backyard. Which is what Bowers & Wilkins weatherproof AM-1 (Architectural Monitor)...
12:51 am EST - Sat, February 2, 2013
Engadget Twitter warns of a concerted hacking attempt, says 250,000 might be affected
Now would be a good time to refresh your Twitter password. The social network has revealed that there was at least one attack on its servers this week that may have collected email addresses, passwo...
11:29 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.01.2013
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...
10:39 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget PBS explores the world of people who get paid to play video games
From LAN parties to MLG, the history of competitive gaming has been a fascinating one. Following up on similarly themed episodes, like the one back in October that explored the indie gaming communit...
10:14 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Visualized: a fish brain lights up while on the prowl (video)
Ever wonder what's going through a fish's mind? While we won't develop underwater telepathy anytime soon, Saitama University can now show us the raw activity. Researchers have learned that injecti...
09:45 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Back to BlackBerry: one editor's 30-day trial run
I confess, I'm intrigued by BlackBerry 10. Surprised? So am I. It's been easy to pre-emptively count BlackBerry out of the smartphone wars based on its performance over the last two or three years, ...
09:21 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget HTC's M4 and G2 Androids likely to launch after the M7
Now that we know the M7 is alive and well, we can look at the other goodies that HTC is going to bring us this year. According to the pretty reliable @evleaks, two more Android phones will be launch...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: BlackBerry takes over
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. A new drinking game was invented this week by our editor Mark Hearn: every time you say "RIM" instead of...
08:41 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget CP+ 2013 wrap-up: brochure models, Japanese dancers and point-and-shoots aplenty
Despite an unfortunate lack of product introductions, largely due to the recent influx of new models at Photokina, there was plenty of excitement on the floor at Japan's annual CP+ trade show. ...
08:19 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Google backs French digital publishing innovation initiative with 60 million incentive
Google's long had a contentious relationship with France. But it seems the Mountain View-based company has come up with a way to squash that problem: by throwing money at it. Taking to the company's...
07:53 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget ESA tests prospect of 3D printing Moon bases with lunar soil
Building a base on the Moon poses a rather large logistics problem when all the construction material has to make a 238,900-mile journey. The European Space Agency has proposed packing light: it's t...
07:26 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Path settles with the FTC over contact privacy violations
Path was quick to mend its ways after a dust-up over collecting contact information from iOS users without their consent, but it wasn't quick enough to avoid FTC claims of violating the Children's O...
06:59 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon scores Downton Abbey as a subscription streaming exclusive from June 18th
Anyone who's planning to catch up on Downton Abbey on their preferred service may want to plan a viewing marathon very soon: Amazon has struck a deal to become the exclusive home of the period drama...
06:59 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon scores Downton Abbey as a subscription streaming exclusive from June 18th (update: timing leak)
Anyone who's planning to catch up on Downton Abbey on their preferred service may want to plan a viewing marathon very soon: Amazon has struck a deal to become the exclusive home of the period drama...
06:39 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget NPD: Apple tops Q4 US smartphone sales, Samsung a strong second place
Nothing super-shocking in this latest report from NPD -- not after seeing fairly similar numbers from Strategy Analytics not all that long ago, that is. According to the research group, Apple's lead...
06:14 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget HTC's Peter Chou flashes M7 at company gathering, screams the name
Guess who's super excited about HTC's upcoming flagship phone? Why, Peter Chou, of course! At the company's year end party in Taipei earlier today, the CEO went on stage to thank the M7 team for wor...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget OUYA developers sound off: successes and failures of the dev kit, one month out
You still can't touch an OUYA. Not until March, at the earliest, and that's only if you're a Kickstarter backer. However, one lucky group of folks already has access: game developers. Those among us...
05:37 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Nikon Coolpix S9500, S9400 and S5200 point-and-shoots debut at CP+ (hands-on video)
Ready to check out some more point-and-shoots? That's great news! We've got a few more to share. The first two, the Coolpix S9500 and S9400, are nearly identical, save for a few key features. Appear...
05:10 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Netflix now streaming 'House of Cards' season premiere at no cost, hopes you get hooked
Just as it had promised, Netflix today released its original series House of Cards to its many, many subscribers. There's more good news, however, as the the streaming giant's giving those without t...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart review: all that, minus the battery life
We had plenty of nice things to say about the HP Envy Spectre XT when we reviewed it last year, but we were already looking ahead to the HP Envy Spectre XT TouchSmart, which steps up to a 1080p touc...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget HP Spectre XT TouchSmart review: all that, minus the battery life
We had plenty of nice things to say about the HP Envy Spectre XT when we reviewed it last year, but we were already looking ahead to the HP Spectre XT TouchSmart, which steps up to a 1080p touchscre...
04:28 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Last day to nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2012 Engadget Awards!
Today is the last chance to give your favorite gear of 2012 some love by nominating products for our annual Engadget Awards. We have 15 categories, from best smartphone to worst gadget of the year, ...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget The Highs and Lows of Human-Powered Flight
On March 19th 2012, YouTube user jarnosmeets80 uploaded the a video to YouTube entitled "Flying like a bird | part 14/14." In it, a man donning a set of homemade wings and a helmet with a GoPro atta...
03:39 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Columbia recalls Omni-Heat electric jackets due to burn hazard (or, for working too well)
Sure, we may have internet in the skies and refrigerators with Evernote integration, but here's one thing that science can't do: deliver a trouble-free heated jacket. A few years after Ardica hung u...
03:12 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com appears to be down, some users reporting an Office 365 service outage as well
Well, happy Friday to you too, Microsoft. It appears that the company is wrapping up the week with an outage: Outlook.com appears to be down, and many users are reporting that the Office 365 subscri...
03:12 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com appears to be down, some users reporting an Office 365 service outage as well (update)
Well, happy Friday to you too, Microsoft. It appears that the company is wrapping up the week with an outage: Outlook.com appears to be down, and many users are reporting that the Office 365 subscri...
03:04 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Nikon's Coolpix P520 and L820 superzooms at CP+ (video)
Nikon introduced a pair of step-up superzoom cameras here at CP+, with the P520 designed to meet the needs of advanced amateur shooters and the L820 best suited for casual photographers looking...
02:44 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Verizon to offer new 3G-only prepaid plans beginning today
Verizon's got a new set of prepaid plans for smartphone users that are hoping to keep costs down. The monthly plans, which appear to be restricted to a small number of phones unable to access Big Re...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 76: Will a duo of phones and a new OS bring BlackBerry back to life?
After delays and a software preview, RIM BlackBerry finally pulled the wraps off of it's new hardware and operating system that we'd been looking for the end of January to bring. In this week's edit...
02:23 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget GameStick wraps up successful Kickstarter run with nearly $650K
With a sum totaling around six times what the folks at PlayJam initially requested, the GameStick Kickstarter campaign can certainly be called a success. The project ended today just shy of $650K ($...
01:37 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget VESA outs latest DisplayPort Dual-Mode 1.1 standard with 4K HDMI support
As manufacturers ramp up the pixels for TVs, that tech will soon trickle over to the computer side of things. As such, the VESA standard body's just announced a new DisplayPort version that'll work ...
12:52 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm's flexible Beat speaker diaphragm lets us roll up the rhythm
While there's been no shortage of rollable displays, rollable speakers are rare -- the softness needed for a bendy design is the very thing that would usually neuter the sound. Fujifilm's new Beat d...
12:30 pm EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 013 - 02.01.13
BlackBerry and Nokia rule the roost this week, just like the good 'ol days (depending who you ask). That's not to say it's all about the old guard though, with Vine blossoming and Ubuntu taking a st...
11:43 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z gets priced at 529, less if you buy it from Three (update)
The humble islanders who inhabit Great Britain are waking up to the news that Sony's Xperia Z has been priced in the local currency. Pre-register the unit straight from Mr. Sony's sweetshop for &pou...
11:43 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z priced at 529, less if you buy it from Three (update: free headphones with preorders)
The humble islanders who inhabit Great Britain are waking up to the news that Sony's Xperia Z has been priced in the local currency. They can pre-register the unit for £529 in a choice of blac...
10:44 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget BT offers cloud storage service to broadband customers in the UK
Your BT broadband account now comes with one more perk to justify its existence: a locker service that takes a leaf out of AT&T's book in offering online storage accessible via iOS and Android a...
10:44 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget BT offers mobile cloud storage service to broadband customers in the UK
Your BT broadband account now comes with one more perk to justify its existence: a locker service that takes a leaf out of AT&T's book in offering online storage accessible via iOS and Android a...
10:26 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Uber, other car-hailing apps now a-okay with California regulators
Uber and similar ride-hailing apps have had their run-ins against authorities before, but it looks like the town car service is finally getting a reprieve, at least in California. Last October, the ...
09:50 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Apple tops US phone market for Q4 2012, but Samsung takes the year
Strategy Analytics have shared the state of the global smartphone OS market, but today it's focused specifically on the US, where the iPhone 5 helped Apple to reclaim the last quarter from Samsung. ...
09:19 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu announces bevy of FMV Windows 8 AIO PCs, laptops along with WiFi-only Arrows tablet
Staggered product releases? Perish the thought with Fujitsu, who just launched twelve (count 'em) products into the Japanese market -- including laptops, AIO PCs and a tablet, all sporting Windows 8...
08:48 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Sony says sayonara to MiniDisc, will sell its last players in March
We were told back in September that Sony was halting production on its disc-loading music players, but devices have now reached the end of the production line, with the last MiniDisc players set be ...
08:28 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Verizon green-lights HTC Thunderbolt's Ice Cream Sandwich update
Sweet relief from Gingerbread is finally here for HTC Thunderbolt owners who haven't jumped ship or upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich without Verizon's blessing. Big Red's finally approved Android 4.0....
07:48 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Panasonic remembers how to make money, reports $667 million profit last quarter
Just as Sharp offered a slightly more hopeful glimpse at its balance sheet this morning, so too does Panasonic have something worth celebrating: a quarterly net profit of 61.4 billion yen ($667 mill...
07:19 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Sharp manages an operating profit in Q3, but forecast remains cloudy
It's been a while since we had any good financial news for Sharp, so we'll start there. On an operating basis, Reuters and Nikkei report it managed to turn a profit for the October to December quart...
06:29 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget NYU synthesizes crystals with lifelike behavior under light
Scientists have long surmised that inorganic life is possible. New York University hasn't created any at this stage, but it just produced an uncannily close imitation through a recent experiment. Wh...
05:37 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Verizon offers another way to pick up a Square reader, make your eventual fortune
Not that there's been a lack of ways to pickup a Square credit card reader, but if you happen to find yourself in a Verizon Wireless store with a few extra bucks and the burning desire to open your ...
04:35 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget NASA launches TDRS-K satellite to 'replenish aging space network'
There's nothing worse than an old space network, but thankfully NASA's working on getting some new technology into orbit. The organization just launched the first of three new satellites on the back...
03:48 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster On Demand gives streaming a second chance, with odd limitations
Blockbuster hasn't had much success shifting from physical rentals to digital, even under Dish's wing. Nonetheless, it's betting that the umpteenth time's the charm with a relaunch of its Blockbuste...
02:56 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon green-lights five kids shows, assures that parents will never see their Kindle Fires again
Amazon's officially pumped its original programming push up to 11. The mega-retailer's studio has just green-lit five kids series, enlisting the help of some of the industry's top creators. The list...
02:11 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Vudu brings disc-to-digital UltraViolet conversions home to beta users
As promised, Vudu has taken the trip to Wally World out of the process used to watch your discs via UltraViolet streaming apps and sites -- the legit way. Just like the in-store process, DVDs or Blu...
01:29 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Astro to offer Dead Space 3-themed A30 and A40 headsets on February 5th
Just in time for the release of EA's ultra-creepy Dead Space 3, Skullcandy subsidiary Astro Gaming is introducing themed versions of its A30 and A40 gaming headsets. While the headgear remains virtu...
12:32 am EST - Fri, February 1, 2013
Engadget Google files patent application for touch-based, full-finger keyboard layout
Tapping on glass... it's not the future -- it's the present. Except software-based touch typing solutions haven't really extended beyond the cramped confines of mobile phones and tablets. But what i...
11:45 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 01.31.2013
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...
11:14 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Sony asks us to 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th
What's this? A Sony invite to "see the future" of PlayStation on February 20th in New York City? From the looks of the very tease-y clip Sony's released (found just beyond the break), it's clearly P...
11:14 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Sony asks us to 'see the future' of PlayStation on February 20th (update: WSJ rumors)
What's this? A Sony invite to "see the future" of PlayStation on February 20th in New York City? From the looks of the very tease-y clip Sony's released (found just beyond the break), it's clearly P...
11:00 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget OpenKit aiming to fill OpenFeint-sized hole, launches in private beta tomorrow
OpenFeint seed investor Peter Relan is fed up with his former creation's lack of existence -- the open source software once powered the social integration behind many mobile games. After Japanese so...
10:46 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Java, Silverlight left in cold as Firefox disables all plugins by default -- except Flash
In an effort to prevent "drive-by exploitations," upcoming versions of Firefox will have Java, Adobe Reader and Silverlight disabled by default, according to a recent Mozilla Security blog. All othe...
10:31 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases Bing-powered apps for Office 365 Home Premium
Because no corporate monolith can resist a good play at synergy, Microsoft's leveraging its properties to intro a suite of free Bing-powered apps for Office. If you've signed up for the company's r...
10:17 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Pocket for iOS gets native sharing to Facebook, simpler option to delete articles
Good news are in for those who are avid users of Read it Later Pocket on iOS, as the handy application's been updated with some social tools and a few UI improvements. For starters, version 4.3 now ...
09:58 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget WSJ and NYT accuse Chinese hackers of infiltrating their newsgathering systems
And the saga continues. Just a year after Bloomberg News was reportedly targeted by Chinese hackers, both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times have independently published reports suggesti...
09:39 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Google tweaks Google+ and Play Music apps for Android
Nobody can accuse Google of being lax with its recently-booming social network or Play Music Android player, as updates seem to be arriving at healthy intervals. Another one just dropped for each th...
09:21 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Totally blow out the big game! Super Bowl XLVII
After a long season, it's finally time for Super Bowl XLVII, and just as the players and coaches get ready for the big event in New Orleans, we're set on making sure you have everything you need to ...
09:09 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Nikon Coolpix AW110 and S31 ruggedized cams see some action at CP+ (hands-on video)
You might figure that a climate-controlled exhibition center would offer a safe haven for even the most delicate of electronics, but with thousands of consumers getting handsy with these gadgets, ma...
08:48 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget TVCatchup reaches Windows Phone 8 in the UK
British Windows Phone owners won't have to let their TV viewing habits slip while they're on the move. TVCatchup has just posted the promised Windows Phone 8 version of its streaming app, giving loc...
08:25 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Txtr Beagle takes a trip to the FCC, gets splayed for our amusement
Ever wanted to see inside an e-reader? Txtr's Beagle ultra-budget unit was deposited at the FCC's subterranean facility to see if its Bluetooth radio would fry your mind like only Thomas Pynchon can...
08:07 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Google Glass Explorer Edition arrives at the FCC
Folks, the rather dour line drawing that you can see in the image above is the very first glimpse of Google's wearable computing project as it swings through the FCC's underground facility. The Goog...
08:06 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 329 - 01.31.13
No sleep 'til... well, let's not do that again. But, yes, it's BlackBerry week, and the podcast crew sift through all the news to come from the New York event. There's plenty of it, too, what with r...
07:37 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Pentax Optio WG-3 and WG-10 offer ruggedized shooting with a unique design, we go hands-on (video)
Some might call it ugly; we'll say unique. Regardless of your take on Pentax's ruggedized Optio housing, you'll get a capable waterproof shooter, with a handful of practical features. Two new models...
07:27 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Apple halting Mac Pro sales in Europe on March 1st in the wake of new standards
Apple has hinted that it will give Mac Pro aficionados some love with a professional Mac follow-up sometime this year. For Europeans, though, it might not come soon enough: the company has confirmed...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Transporter now shipping to Kickstarters, on pre-sale from retailers
Late last year Connected Data's Transporter, a private peer-to-peer storage solution, was revealed to the world through a Kickstarter campaign. Shortly thereafter we got to see the thing in person, ...
06:39 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms its My Xperia smartphone recovery service, starts limited trials
Sony piqued its fair share of interest when it trademarked the My Xperia name for an online service -- what could it do in the cloud that it hadn't already done? Tracking lost devices, it seems. The...
06:19 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 168 - 01.31.13
Wonder why that incessant honking stopped, and why all those folk are suddenly deeply asleep? That's because BlackBerry 10 finally arrived. So guess what, a large scoop of today's Mobile Podcast is ...
05:58 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Google delivers Grand Canyon panoramas to less-than-patient tourists
Google must take as long to sift through vacation photos as everyone else. A few months after it sent its Trekker cameras to sweep the Grand Canyon, the resulting panoramas are at last showing on Go...
05:33 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Facebook introduces 'a new type of gift card', is a lot like the old types
If you're still desperate to get that Facebook acquaintance something for their birthday or some kind of anniversary, the Social Network has instituted a new way to take your money give. You'll be a...
05:33 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Facebook introduces 'a new type of gift card,' is a lot like the old types
If you're still desperate to get that Facebook acquaintance something for their birthday or some kind of anniversary, the Social Network has instituted a new way to take your money give. You'll be a...
05:13 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS and 115 IS hands-on (video)
In Japan, they've been coined the IXUS 255 HS and IXUS 132, but folks in the US will probably recognize them as the ELPH 330 HS and 115 IS. By any name, they're Canon's two mid-range point-and-shoot...
04:53 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for January 31st: 42-inch LG 3D HDTV, Dell XPS 8500 and Klipsch S4 in-ears
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
04:31 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Acer intros Liquid C1 smartphone packing Intel Lexington, low price to match
Remember that unnamed Acer phone we caught skulking about Intel's CES event? It's been given a proper launch: meet the Liquid C1. True to form, the fully revealed device centers around a Lexington-b...
03:47 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Samsung buys five percent stake in stylus-maker Wacom, strikes manufacturing deal
You don't have to look much further than the millions of Galaxy Notes sold to realize that Samsung is serious about the stylus, but the company's now made that commitment clearer than ever by buying...
03:28 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Olympus Stylus XZ-10 packs control ring and PEN-like AF, we go hands-on at CP+ (video)
We have to say, Olympus has a very compelling point-and-shoot to show off at CP+. The Stylus XZ-10, which launched just this week, includes a small arsenal of features that you wouldn't normall...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Splashtop's Configurable Shortcuts & Gamepad feature lets tablet users create virtual controls and more
Whether it be its iOS, Android or Windows 8 users, Splashtop does a pretty good job at keeping them happy by introducing new things here and there, and the very latest may be no exception to that --...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Which T-Mobile smartphones will support LTE?
It's no secret that T-Mobile is on the cusp of lighting up its first LTE network in Las Vegas, but with Kansas City soon to follow -- and ambitions of extending LTE coverage to 100 million Americans...
02:27 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Garnet red PlayStation 3 bundled with God of War: Ascension and 500GB HDD arrives this March for $349
Sony apparently sees 2013 as a chance to colorize its aging PlayStation 3 console, today announcing yet another new color for the superslim packing 500GB of storage. To match the blood red tattoos f...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget LG Spirit 4G arrives on MetroPCS, delivers 4.5-inch display and ICS to the budget-minded crowd
We are definitely no strangers to seeing MetroPCS bring well-priced, decently-specced Android handsets to market, and we have a feeling that's something potential and current subscribers certainly a...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Evernote intros Penultimate 4 for iPad, explores synced and searchable handwriting
Evernote acquired the Penultimate app for iPad last year with the conspicuous goal of making handwritten notes as easy to synchronize as to-do lists and snippets from the web. After several months o...
01:56 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Google tests new notification center in latest version of Chrome, bringing Google Now reminders... soon
Google's web browser might be creeping even closer to its mobile OS, with François Beaufort noting that the latest build of open-source Chromium for Windows has folded in some new "rich notif...
01:45 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Skulls of the Shogun offers game syncing across Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox (video)
Cross-platform game compatibility and syncing aren't anything new, but there have been few if any games that truly make us feel at home when we switch devices. Developer 17-Bit's just-launched Skull...
01:30 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget We're live from CP+ 2013 in Yokohama, Japan!
It feels like just yesterday that we made our way through hall after hall at Photokina. Cologne, Germany's biennial photo extravaganza is absolutely massive in comparison to Japan's up-and-coming CP...
12:51 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Blackberry Link now up for grabs to sync your BB10 device and computer
If you've managed to score a Blackberry 10 device already (meaning you're likely speaking the Queen's English), you'll be able to sync it up with your desktop as soon as you can cable them together....
12:10 pm EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Did Google make its latest Android statue out of chrome for a reason?
When Google staffer Paul Wilcox started throwing pebbles at his girlfriend's office window, he never expected to be confronted by an angry giant Android made out of chrome. But crazy things happen a...
11:04 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus L7 successor leaks in Russia with 4.3-inch display, dual-SIM ability
As entry-level phones go, last year's Optimus L7 had a few pluses on its score sheet -- but equally some serious drawbacks, including a reluctant touchscreen and a shoddy camera module. There's alwa...
10:14 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Nokia confirms Windows Phone 7.8 coming to the UK today, prices Lumia 620 at 149.99
Brits who ground their fingers to stumps hammering their Lumia's update button will finally be able to rest, as Nokia UK has confirmed that Windows 7.8 is rolling out today. The company has also rev...
09:58 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's 2012 Q3 makes $322 million net profit, sees a future in nuclear
Toshiba's latest numbers may not reach the dizzying heights of last quarter, but at least it's not back to filling out its spreadsheets in red pen. The company is announcing profits of $322 million ...
09:52 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 7.8 supports phones without camera buttons: say what now?
One of the most enticing aspects of Windows Phone handsets has been that mandatory two-stage camera button -- squeezing a physical trigger to snap a shot is often preferred to simply tapping the scr...
09:03 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Toyota signs deal to get Nokia's Here Local Search on its in-car navigation units from 2014
Nokia's position in the smartphone market may be precarious (if improving), but its Location and Commerce (read: mapping) division has developed quite the reputation. Toyota is the latest big car ma...
08:21 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget IDC: iPad loses a little marketshare, still dominates global tablet sales in Q4 2012
While Samsung continues to claim the top spot in smartphone sales, Apple is doing the same with tablets. According to IDC, the iPad (in all its shapes) is still the most popular tablet -- by a long ...
08:00 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Sky signs exclusive UK deal with Sony, keeps Netflix's dirty hands off MiB 3
Having already ploughed through Warner Bros.' catalog, execs at Sky have just added the latest wares from Sony Pictures Television to their UK and Ireland playlist. Forthcoming titles like After Ear...
07:19 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Blackberry Q10 flashes pearly whites in brief sortie
A previously unseen Blackberry Q10 in alluring white made a blink-or-you'll-miss-it appearance at last night's Blackberry 10 Experience event in New York. Crackberry was on hand to snap a few photos...
07:19 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 flashes pearly whites in brief debut
A previously unseen BlackBerry Q10 in alluring white made a blink-or-you'll-miss-it appearance at last night's BlackBerry 10 Experience event in New York. Crackberry was on hand to snap a few photos...
06:58 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Iwata acknowledges slow Wii U sales, but no price drop is coming
Yesterday Nintendo revealed its new Wii U console was selling more slowly than it had anticipated, and today company President Satoru Iwata explained the issues to investors in more detail. What h...
04:59 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Vimeo introduces content ratings for videos, keeps its platform in check
Vimeo's certainly made its presence felt inside multiple media-delivery mezzanines, but the video service isn't forgetting all about the basics: its own platform. As such, Vimeo today announced some...
03:00 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Kanex's DualRole is a USB 3.0 hub and Ethernet adapter for modern MacBooks
The glitzy sheen of that Retina Display MacBook Pro or MacBook Air probably tarnished a little when you realized you'd need to sacrifice a USB or Thunderbolt if you wanted Ethernet connectivity. Jus...
01:39 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget Watson heading to college, honing administrator-pranking algorithms
There comes a time in every young supercomputer's life when he or she must leave the house. Having taken the world of game shows by storm and made appearances at places like Sloan-Kettering, Citigro...
12:30 am EST - Thu, January 31, 2013
Engadget South Korea successfully launches native rocket and satellite into space
The spacefaring club has been a small one: to date, just 10 countries have managed to build their own rocket and successfully deploy at least a satellite. Make that 11. South Korea has entered the f...