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10:52 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget HTC One 64GB will arrive as AT&T exclusive (video)
Planning to snag that maxed out HTC One in the US? AT&T is where you'll have to go, then. The 64GB variant of the device is an AT&T exclusive, as revealed by a recently uploaded video to the...
09:06 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Unreal Engine 4 'Infiltrator' demo gives an impressive peek at next-gen gaming
Just in case you missed it last night buried in our interview with Epic Games VP Mark Rein, the company showed off a new real-time demo at GDC 2013 this week, titled "Infiltrator." The nearly four-m...
07:22 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Skype for Windows 8 gains contact blocking and performances improvements
Those of you using Skype in Windows 8 will be happy to know that Microsoft's just bumped the app to version 1.6. It's been a few months since the last update, and this revision brings more features ...
07:22 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Skype for Windows 8 gains contact blocking and performance improvements
Those of you using Skype in Windows 8 will be happy to know that Microsoft's just bumped the app to version 1.6. It's been a few months since the last update, and this revision brings more features ...
05:43 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget This TV stinks. No, really!
Once upon 1981, John Waters tried to engage his cult-ish fans with a scratch-and-sniff "Odorama" card to complement the film Polyester. This TV is not that -- in fact, it's a decidedly higher-tech a...
04:06 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget 2020 US Census expected to move online, catch up with 2010
The US Census is an expensive beast to run when paper is involved: multiply the $96 per household of the 2010 Census by millions of households and you'll feel the government's pain. When the mandate...
02:07 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Divekick's minimalist two-button controller (video)
Just a couple days after we got our hands on Tenya Wanya Teen's crazy 16-button arcade stick, we were treated to its polar opposite; Divekick's two-button controller. Created by Iron Galaxy Studios ...
12:10 pm EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget NASA JPL controls rover with Leap Motion, shows faith in consumer hardware (video)
If you think using the Leap Motion controller for playing air guitar and typing without a keyboard was cool, try using it to control a NASA rover. Victor Luo and Jeff Norris from NASA's Jet Propulsi...
10:24 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook gets green light to build its second campus at California headquarters
Seems as if building new, fancy properties is quickly becoming the norm within the tech sector. Following in both Apple and Google's spacious footsteps, Facebook too will be looking to amplify its C...
08:12 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Drobo adds Copy cloud syncing and Plex media server apps for 5N owners
Drobo has long had an apps platform to extend the usefulness of its smart drive enclosures, but there's been limits to what it can do in the cloud and mobile spaces. The company is widening that sup...
06:02 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Visualized: JetBlue and ViaSat test Fly-Fi in-flight WiFi... from the ground
Gogo's ground-to-air transmitters typically mandate evaluating service while jetting around the country above 10,000 feet. Sure, you don't need to waste fuel flying around an empty airliner, but eve...
04:27 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget FCC confident in its mobile phone radiation limits, seeks second opinions
Cast your memory back to last summer. Sweep away memories of iPhone 5 leaks galore, and you might remember that the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) asked the FCC to reevaluate its radiatio...
03:41 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget BionicOpter dragonfly drone flutters about, blows minds
Festo isn't quite the household name that Boston Dynamics is. (And, really, we're not entirely sure Big Dog is a regular topic of conversation at dinner tables yet.) But, it certainly deserves just ...
01:50 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget In conversation with Epic Games' Mark Rein: Unreal Engine 4 support for Oculus Rift (and everything else), and thoughts on next-gen
Epic Games isn't just offering up its ubiquitous current-gen game creation tool Unreal Engine 3 to Oculus Rift developers, but also its next-gen tool, Unreal Engine 4. Epic Games VP Mark Rein told E...
01:17 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Twitter music app reportedly includes Vevo, may expand to more services
As much as we're intrigued by the prospect of Twitter's music app, the rumored emphasis on SoundCloud would potentially limit the selection given major label resistance to giving away ad-free conten...
12:16 am EST - Sat, March 30, 2013
Engadget Sony's Light Shaft, Motion Shot apps now available for NEX-5R and NEX-6 cams
One could easily argue that apps are a dime a dozen nowadays, but for those with a WiFi-ready, mirrorless Sony shooter, the in-cam software selection is still somewhat limited. As of a few hours ago...
11:01 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.29.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:03 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon swings through the FCC
We weren't kidding about that influx of FCC filings: the Verizon edition of Samsung's Galaxy S 4, the SCH-i545, has passed through the US regulator's approval right on cue. The device on display tic...
09:19 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock
Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercomputer when IBM halted work on it in 2011, but with funding from the National Science Foundation, the o...
08:47 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget BMW announces compatibility with four new iOS apps, removable in-car LTE router, we go hands-on
At this year's New York International Auto Show BMW is expanding its portfolio of connected apps -- by four. The company announced iOS integration for Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn Radio and...
08:22 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Razer begins shipping Edge units to those who pre-ordered this month
Back when the Razer Edge pre-orders kicked off, on March 1st, the company wasn't quite clear as to when exactly the device would commence shipping to early adopters, only going as far as saying it w...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: A not-so simple choice
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. At a rather vitriolic (and frequently profane) presentation given to a small group of frequently bemused...
07:30 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget The After Math: a million Z10s, the UnCarrier's new plan and a 16-button controller
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages This week, there's been a mixed bag of interesting news numbers, from T...
07:02 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget MLB polishes At Bat 13 on iOS and Android ahead of Opening Day, brings app to BlackBerry Z10
With the 2013 season looming just around the corner, it's only natural for Major League Baseball to make sure its various applications on different platforms are all ready to go come this weekend. A...
06:38 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget PSA: Oculus Rift development kits now shipping, some may have already arrived
Oculus Rift is in the mail! Development kits began shipping to customers on Wednesday, and even if you have yet to receive a tracking number of your own, a kit may very well be on its way. The Oculu...
06:17 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7990 says hello, plays a bit of Battlefield 4 at GDC
Gamers were down-right spoiled at this year's GDC with a full 17 minutes of beautiful Battlefield 4 in-game footage. Minds blown, AMD took responsibility for the part it played in the mess, admittin...
05:49 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Vine enables video embeds, keeps web viewers in the loop
Vine video posts have had an ephemeral quality when there's been few ways to show them off outside of catching a web link the moment it appears. There's a better way to make those six seconds last a...
05:30 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Moog Music's Amos Gaynes on learning to code in BASIC and going off the grid
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 return edition of our regular session of inquiry,...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Taking the US-bound Smart Electric Drive for a spin (video)
The eponymous "Smart car" has been buzzing around city streets in the US for over five years now. It's actually called the Fortwo, thanks to its limited seating capacity, and while it didn't prove t...
04:35 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook expected to introduce themed Android OS, HTC handset next week
HTC's Status may not have been a tremendous hit, but it looks like Facebook hasn't severed its ties with the smartphone maker just yet. According to TechCrunch and New York Times sources, April 4th'...
04:31 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours
Normally, a trip from Earth to the ISS takes about two days. Thursday, a Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting laboratory after less than six hours of flight time, setting a record. Accelerating th...
04:08 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget DOS emulator brings Raspberry Pi back to the '90s for Doom LAN parties
Who can forget the first time they obliterated their buddy with a BFG9000 during a spirited Doom game? Raspberry Pi coder Pate wants to resurrect those good times with an rpix86 DOS emulator that op...
03:52 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget US Cellular to begin Samsung Galaxy S 4 pre-sales April 16th
AT&T's not the only operator to grant early adopters the opportunity to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S 4 on April 16th -- US Cellular will be following suit as well. While the regional carrier h...
03:41 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget HP's $169 Slate 7 tablet apparently delayed until June
Maybe it's that $169 price, or maybe it's the inclusion of an honest-to-goodness memory card reader, but we know some of you can't wait to get your mitts on HP's new Slate 7 Android tablet. Back whe...
03:41 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget HP's $169 Slate 7 tablet delayed until June, according to HP's site (update: false alarm)
Maybe it's that $169 price, or maybe it's the inclusion of an honest-to-goodness memory card reader, but we know some of you can't wait to get your mitts on HP's new Slate 7 Android tablet. Back whe...
03:00 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget MSI Slidebook S20 review: MSI's flagship Windows 8 Ultrabook has a flawed design
If you've been following our reviews of Windows 8 laptops, you know we haven't been too kind to the slider form factor. It's not like we set out to pan these machines, but time and again we've found...
02:28 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Grizzly robot EV shrugs off difficult terrain, laughs at heavy loads
Like its namesake, Clearpath Robotic's Grizzly is most comfortable in the wild. Sure, this unmanned ATV is perfectly capable of handling paved streets. But the 26-inch wheels and eight-inches of gro...
01:57 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget SoundHound now scavenging tunes in more tablet-friendly Android version
If you've ever had an earworm you just can't put a name to, the SoundHound music recognition app -- that even translates your humming -- can be just the sorcery you need. There's now an Android vers...
01:30 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 84: The inside story behind the Lenovo ThinkPad redesign
Back at Expand, the folks at Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad T431s, a unit that embodies an overhaul of the outfit's iconic laptop. The latest issue of our weekly magazine goes inside the process of ba...
01:05 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Vizio brings pricing and release information to spring line of laptops and desktops
For those opting to "replace" instead of "clean" this spring, Vizio's got a bit of news for you -- the outfit's latest line of touch-friendly laptops and desktops now have firm pricing details to po...
12:47 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Giant robot jellyfish reporting for recon duty, sir (video)
As if there weren't enough real jellyfish around to trigger our thalassophobia, researchers at Virginia Tech have created Cryo -- an eight-armed autonomous robot that mimics jelly movement with the ...
12:22 pm EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft allows Windows 8 to run on smaller displays: is a reader-sized Surface on its way?
Until now, Windows 8's official hardware requirements have been understandably ruthless: devices with anything less than 1,366 x 768 pixels need not apply. That policy was changed in a recent newsle...
11:51 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget OptiTrack debuts $3,700 PRIME 17W mocap cam for small spaces
Independent creators keen on motion capture have had affordable solutions like cheaper sensors and Kinect-based implementations for awhile now, but a large space for moving around has usually been r...
11:05 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget NEC looking to hawk mobile division to PC partner Lenovo, says Bloomberg
Though we don't get to see its smartphone wares too often stateside or in Europe, NEC has always said its mobile division was a big part of its business. Now it looks to be trying to fob that arm of...
10:11 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget HDHomeRun Prime firmware featuring DLNA streaming comes out of beta
You'd really like to stream some HD cable TV to a DLNA client from your HDHomeRun Prime, but aren't willing to risk introducing beta firmware into your fully functional entertainment system? We have...
09:19 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's restructuring plan will let it keep making TVs, for now
After rumors swirled that Panasonic was considering putting a stop to production of its well-regarded plasma HDTVs later this year, the company announced it will stay in the business. President Kazu...
08:42 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Exynos Octa now rocking LTE, destined for Korean market
When Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa was announced, it was believed to be compatible with 3G networks only. As such, the HSPA+ (global) version of the Galaxy S 4 was the only handset to feature the com...
08:13 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Guitar maker Gibson buys majority stake in TEAC, develops taste for electronica
That gruff American rocker, Gibson Guitar, has gotten tired of its old life. Instead of just suing copycats and putting out the occasional robot axe, it's now looking to diversify, having spent $52 ...
07:11 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget US Navy to fund development of vehicle-mounted, drone-shooting lasers
Lasers, particularly those that set boats ablaze and incinerate incoming missiles, have long been on the Navy's mind. Today, the Office of Naval Research revealed its latest energy weapon craving: v...
05:52 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Slingbox 500 firmware update adds SlingSync support for remote photo viewing and USB drive uploads
Your Slingbox isn't just for streaming realtime television content anymore. SlingSync, which we first heard about during CES, is now available as part of this week's firmware update, letting you upl...
05:07 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Turing machine built from artificial muscles may lead to smart prosthetics
In the hierarchy of computing hardware, artificial muscle doesn't really even register: it's usually a target for action, not the perpetrator. The University of Auckland has figured out a way to let...
04:35 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget AntTek's Quick Settings app brings the shortcut menu to users still waiting on Jelly Bean
Still waiting for that upgrade to Jelly Bean? So are most Android users, if that's any consolation. While you might not see Android 4.2 before Google moves on to the next letter in its OS alphabet, ...
04:13 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Softbank and Sprint say no to Huawei in hopes of getting merger back on track
In an effort to speed up an already contested $20.1 billion merger, Softbank and Sprint have reportedly agreed not to use Huawei network equipment within the US carrier's existing network. In fact, ...
03:41 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget OUYA updates backers about launch titles, day-one software update
The OUYA Tegra 3-powered Android game console is having quite a day, but now that it's shipping, CEO Julie Uhrman is informing early recipients of what to expect when they open the packaging. Accord...
03:41 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget OUYA details launch titles, day-one software update
The OUYA Tegra 3-powered Android game console is having quite a day, but now that it's shipping, CEO Julie Uhrman is informing early recipients of what to expect when they open the packaging. Accord...
03:00 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget The final OUYA retail console is ready, we go hands-on
It's been a long time coming, and now the Android-powered, Kickstarter-funded OUYA video game console is finally heading to backers. Sure, the final retail units for non-backers won't be available u...
02:19 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Solar Impulse to fly across the US, pilots preparing for a trip around the world in 2015
We've been tracking the sun-powered plane known as Solar Impulse for years as it roved hither and yon. Today, Solar Impulse's pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, came to NASA's Ames resea...
01:41 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Open source video editing program needs help on Kickstarter, offers immortality in return
Forget having kids. Forget mind-transfers. Real immortality lies in naming a video transition after yourself. No, seriously. To make eternity happen, you simply need to donate $500 to Jonathan Thoma...
01:16 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Chrome Web Store search overhaul puts top category results on one page
If you've frequently been sifting through the Chrome Web Store for content, you've probably been stymied once or twice by search results that didn't initially show the content type you were looking ...
12:40 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile acknowledges layoffs at Bellevue headquarters
It's never easy to share news of job losses, but that's the state of things at T-Mobile's US headquarters in Bellevue, Wash. Today, the carrier confirmed to us that layoffs are currently underway, w...
12:09 am EST - Fri, March 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook planning Android-related event on April 4th
It looks like Facebook's got an Android-related event up its sleeve next Thursday April 4th right here in the Bay Area. So, what's this about? A major revamp of Facebook's Android app? An Android-ba...
11:54 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.28.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:35 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget OUYA available at retail on June 4 for $99
The Android-powered $99 OUYA game console becomes available at retail on June 4th -- a date which was revealed this week during the Game Developers Conference. OUYA's calling June 4th its "official ...
11:28 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget OUYA ships early backer consoles, staggers delivery over the weeks ahead
OUYA is true to its word: the company has confirmed to us that it's shipping the first units of its namesake game console to the many, many people who crowdfunded at a tier high enough to set aside ...
10:57 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget NOvA neutrino detector captures cosmic rays in 3D, aims to unlock the mysteries of the universe
All apologies accepted if you mistook that image above as cover art for Daft Punk's new album -- it's not (although the duo should consider it.). That Tron-ish, equalizer-like graphic is actually a ...
10:24 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget D-Link ships its AC1200 802.11ac WiFi router thermos doppelganger
True, D-Link's AC1200 may better resemble the container keeping your coffee hot at work than a traditional WiFi router, but it remains a rare take on networking design that's frankly appreciated. We...
09:58 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Zinio magazine app heads to Windows Phone 8 as a Lumia exclusive
Zinio's magazine app for tablets and smartphones has already found its way onto quite a few platforms (even some now-defunct ones), and it looks like it'll soon be heading to yet another -- at least...
09:34 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Pop-up Gmail compose now default whether you like it or not
When Google soft launched its new Gmail composer last October, it did so in a preview release that gave users the option to test it out and turn it off. Not so anymore, because starting today that r...
09:13 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Apple updates Find My Friends with new UI, more in-depth location controls
We haven't seen many changes to Apple's location-based Find My Friends app since it debuted on iOS 5 more than a year ago. Cupertino must have realized it's time for an update; the company just over...
08:51 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget OUYA available at retail on June 4 for $99
The Android-powered $99 OUYA game console becomes available at retail on June 4th -- a date which was revealed this week during the Game Developers Conference. OUYA's calling June 4th its "official ...
08:42 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google posts Android 4.2.x factory images for Sprint and Verizon Galaxy Nexus models
Many would call the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus the only true Nexus of its era. Still, Google is willing to treat the CDMA versions as equals, and it just posted factory images with the latest available...
08:22 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Amazon acquires Goodreads, aims to make better recommendations for Kindle users
So, Amazon has a reading platform called Kindle. Goodreads has a platform that makes fairly excellent suggestions when it comes to reading materials. You probably see where this is going. This eveni...
08:18 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Tweetdeck update for Mac and Windows adds filters for columns and search
Tweetdeck, the Twitter client that's more popular (and useful) than the company's own native desktop app, is getting a version bump that has everything to do with filters. Available for Windows and ...
08:06 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget iFixit breaks open an HTC One, literally
Considering its sleek, primarily aluminum construction we never thought the HTC One was going be easy to crack open. But, it seems not even iFixit was completely prepared for the challenge of pickin...
07:52 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget YouTube API will allow video games to more easily stream in-game content
What's YouTube doing at the annual Game Developers Conference in San Francisco? Talking about integration with video games, obviously. More specifically, the company is hoping to expand an idea we f...
07:39 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 175 - 03.28.13
This week saw the dawn of a new era. Was it T-Mobile's new twist on cell plans? Sure, that was interesting. But, we were more thinking John Legere's colorful presentation style. Way to get our atten...
07:31 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Sony speakers combine NFC and WiFi Bluetooth for minimal streaming effort
The whole syncing thing proving too much effort for your music listening habits? Fear not -- two new streaming speakers from Sony are embracing the world of near field communication to take some of ...
07:12 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Sprint Epic 4G Touch will receive Android Jelly Bean update today
Sprint's Galaxy S 4 recently took one step towards being ready for mass consumption, however the carrier hasn't forgotten the device's forefathers. We've received a memo from an anonymous tipster ad...
07:12 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Sprint Epic 4G Touch will receive Android Jelly Bean update today (update)
Sprint's Galaxy S 4 recently took one step towards being ready for mass consumption, however the carrier hasn't forgotten the device's forefathers. We've received a memo from an anonymous tipster ad...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Hey you! We're back! Join Tim, Brian, Peter a bunch of mics and maybe a stuffed animal or two for this latest episode of the Engadget Podcast. Chat and video after the break!Comments...
06:47 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Rogers' more reasonable unlocking policy takes effect
See where an appropriate amount of public pressure will get you? As promised, Rogers' long-due rational unlocking policy is in full effect. You can now pay $50 to have Rogers unlock a device if it's...
06:33 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google pledges not to sue open-source devs and users
Google has always been pretty firm in its stance that "open systems win." Now its going so far as to publicly pledge that it will "not sue any user, distributor or developer of open-source software ...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 42: Expand with OUYA, Google, DJ Spooky, robots, space, hardware startups and more!
Listen, we're not going to promise you that watching an hour-long episode is the same as going to Expand. The good news for those of you who were unable to attend due to scheduling or geography, how...
05:31 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 gets mystery design tweaks, nubbin to write home about
If the one thing you wanted from your Nexus 4 was LTE (we mean proper support), then still no joy. That said, some recent modifications suggest that LG and Google are still working to improve it in ...
05:31 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 gets subtle design tweaks, nubbin to write home about
If the one thing you wanted from your Nexus 4 was LTE (we mean proper support), then still no joy. That said, some recent modifications suggest that LG and Google are still working to improve it in ...
05:15 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini will reportedly go on sale shortly after GS 4
Not too long after the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was announced, we started hearing whispers of a "miniature" version of the device -- which makes sense, given the Galaxy S III had a smaller sidekick of its...
04:45 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Lockheed Martin's technology hub brings startups closer to government needs
Wondering who would be the first to concoct a Kickstarter for governmental wishes? We suppose it's Lockheed Martin. Today, the aforementioned outfit has launched an initiative "aimed at expanding it...
04:31 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google patent application would tie camera settings to local weather
GPS is burgeoning into a tool for more than just finding our way, such as choosing gears on a weekend drive. If one of Google's newly published patent applications becomes reality, positioning migh...
04:02 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Lenovo rolls out extra-compact ThinkCentre Edge 62z all-in-one for $549
Some of Lenovo's pro customers can be very fussy: hospitals and schools want multiple computers in a small area, but without skimping on the usual features they'd expect from desktops. If any PC cou...
03:28 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget DIY theremin goggles marry the art of noise with steampunk style (video)
Sometimes annoying just isn't annoying enough. For DIY enthusiast and self-described "maker of awesome" Sarah Petkus, the incentive to irk was merely a happy by-product of her latest goggle design. ...
03:00 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Razer Edge Pro review: can a tablet double as a gaming PC?
Portable gaming isn't what it once was. Sure, you can still snag a handheld device from Sony or Nintendo, but today's video game industry is far more diverse. Gamers on the go have no shortage of ha...
02:44 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 020 - 03.28.13
Sports, art and drama... this week has it all. In fact the only thing it's lacking is a bit of romance. Unless Jamie's love of a student lifestyle counts? Honestly, when you find out what that invol...
02:23 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google opens Shopping Express pilot with free same-day deliveries in San Francisco
Looking to refresh your polo shirt collection -- today -- without making a trip to the store? There's a Google venture for that, and it's called Shopping Express. The service, which offers same-day ...
02:10 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 heads to AT&T for $250 on contract, pre-orders begin April 16th
Just two days ago, T-Mobile's potty-mouthed CEO John Legere gave us a tentative May 1st launch date for Samsung's Galaxy S 4 on that network. And now, AT&T's making its S 4 plans public, opening...
02:05 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget GAME prices OUYA at 99, opens up pre-orders
American gamers already know where they'll be able to pick up an OUYA. Our friends across the Atlantic, however, only knew that they'd be able order it online direct from the company. Well, brick-an...
01:58 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Apple patent filing describes phone concept with wrap-around AMOLED display
Behold, the iPhone 6. Nah, we're only joking -- what you see above is a diagram lifted from an Apple patent application that popped up at the USPTO today, which describes a "consumer electronic prod...
01:32 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google TV's PrimeTime app update welcomes Amazon Prime content
An update to the PrimeTime Android app for Google TV has been released, bringing with it some bug fixes, as well as a "subscription selector" which means Netflix, HBO Go and Amazon Prime content now...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Microsoft showcases Windows Phone middleware partnerships at GDC, we go hands-on (video)
Building on yesterday's announcement that Temple Run and several other games are coming to Windows Phone, Microsoft's been actively courting developers at GDC 2013. To that end, the company's booth ...
12:39 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget BBC details iPlayer's open source TV Application Layer
The modern challenge for any content distributor is maximizing its reach. That means doing everything -- within reason -- to get your content in front of those who might want it. That's easier said ...
12:18 pm EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Founder Mike Lazaridis to leave Blackberry May 1st as vice-chairman and director
On the heels of today's earnings release, Blackberry vice chairman Mike Lazaridis announced that he'll leave the company on May 1st. The exec founded the company formerly known as Research in Motion...
11:29 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget China to get first official taste of Surface Pro outside of North America
Microsoft's Surface Pro will mark its first venture outside the cozy confines of the Americas by heading to China on April 2nd, according to its Weibo site. That could also mean that lovers of the c...
11:05 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry makes makes $94 million on revenue of $2.7 billion, ships 1 million BB10 devices in 2013 Q4
This isn't quite the BlackBerry earnings story you're waiting for -- after all, the US figures covering the success (or otherwise) of the Z10 won't arrive until the next quarter. Instead, we're look...
11:05 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry makes $94 million on revenue of $2.7 billion, ships 1 million BB10 devices in 2013 Q4
This isn't quite the BlackBerry earnings story you're waiting for -- after all, the US figures covering the success (or otherwise) of the Z10 won't arrive until the next quarter. Instead, we're look...
10:48 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Final Fantasy V arrives on iOS, is unlikely to be the last
A touch iteration of the once SNES-bound Final Fantasy V has now appeared on the iTunes App Store, with a softer graphical lick, some new job classes (Gladiator, Cannoneer, Oracle and Necromancer) a...
10:20 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Congress adds cyber-espionage review for government tech purchases, scrutinizes Chinese products from Lenovo, Huawei
Huawei's having a tougher time getting its network tech into the US, but Congress is apparently looking to shore up its security with other Chinese manufacturers too and has added a new purchase rev...
09:13 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget The Telegraph erects paywall for UK readers
The Telegraph has had a paywall in place for international readers since November, and now its spreading the subscription model to folks in the UK. Despite the slow rollout, the price tiers are stay...
08:00 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget EE switches on 4G in 13 more areas, claims half of the UK population now covered
After spending a week relaxing in the Cumbrian countryside, EE's back on the road, bringing its 4G LTE network to some relatively more populated areas. The company has announced 13 additional locati...
07:08 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Wal-Mart looking into crowd-sourcing online delivery
Walmart is considering the slightly insane sounding idea of using its in-store customers to deliver online orders to help it compete with bricks and mortar-less competitors like Amazon, according to...
07:08 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Walmart looking into crowd-sourcing online delivery
Walmart is considering the slightly insane sounding idea of using its in-store customers to deliver online orders to help it compete with bricks and mortar-less competitors like Amazon, according to...
06:19 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Action Launcher Pro version 1.5 puts Android widgets just a swipe away (video)
Android launchers cross our desks every so often but only a handful catch our eye. Action Launcher Pro is the latest to strike our fancy thanks to its quick and compact widget solution dubbed Shutte...
05:23 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google Maps Engine Lite beta lets amateurs craft their own location sets
Pros have long had access to Google Maps Engine if they need to highlight anything from local stores to natural resources. Today, Google is catering to the rest of us would-be cartographers with a b...
04:35 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Raspbmc's March update brings XBMC 12.1, fixes to Raspberry Pi
Just because you have a Raspberry Pi, and the know-how to change the world, doesn't mean you want to do everything the hard way. So while you may have already applied the 12.1 update to XBMC running...
03:30 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget GameStick gets GameStop-backing, pre-loaded titles
OUYA may have nabbed the spotlight in the Android-based, Kickstarter-supported console wars, but the diminutive GameStick's got some heat behind it, too. The device's makers are putting on a bit of ...
03:17 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Katamari Damacy creator's crazy 16-button game controller (video)
You don't often see a video game specifically designed for a 16-button bespoke controller and for a special one-time party, but that's exactly what Keita Takahashi has done with Tenya Wanya Teens. I...
03:12 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Fisker puts US workers on furlough to conserve cash
Fisker's cash reserves have been in trouble ever since its Department of Energy loans were frozen, and now its putting its US workforce on furlough to keep money in the bank while it searches for a ...
02:44 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 12AM ET!
It's another late-night podcast, but let's face it -- those are often the most fun to do, right? As crazy as we may seem for discussing this week's news in the still of the night, it's not quite as ...
02:34 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google Play movies now available in India and Mexico
Google Play's book collection opened up in India and Mexico just a few weeks ago, and now Mountain View's movie hoard is available in both countries on the web and through the content's Android app....
01:58 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Gyft opens up to developers, offers sign-up page for APIs
Gyft, the mobile platform that lets users buy, send and store virtual gift cards, is now giving developers a crack at its APIs. Launched late last year on Android and iOS, the service currently cou...
01:24 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 hits the FCC in MetroPCS and Sprint forms
Get ready for a small deluge of Galaxy S 4 filings at the FCC in the near future. Just a couple of weeks after Samsung's flagship hit the US agency in its international guise, we're now seeing the f...
12:48 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Don't call it OUYA: hands-on with PlayJam's GameStick
The GameStick is the second of two Kickstarter-backed Android-powered game consoles announced in the past 12 months, and its arguably the less visible of the two (the other being OUYA, of course). I...
12:48 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Don't call it OUYA: hands-on with PlayJam's GameStick (video)
The GameStick is the second of two Kickstarter-backed Android-powered game consoles announced in the past 12 months, and its arguably the less visible of the two (the other being OUYA, of course). I...
12:33 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Thousands of Amazon S3 data stores left unsecured due to misconfiguration
Will Vandevanter, of Help Net Security, made a rather disturbing discovery: thousands of Amazon S3 data "buckets" were improperly configured and left exposed to prying eyes. Vandevanter started his ...
12:02 am EST - Thu, March 28, 2013
Engadget Google Street View lets former Fukushima residents see the town they left
It's been more than two years since the tragic Eastern Japan tsunami and resulting Fukushima Prefecture nuclear plant crisis, but many of those who lived in affected areas still can't return: witnes...
11:29 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's Blu-ray drive is 3x as fast as PS3's, PSN friends list cap raised, and other tidbits from Sony's GDC panel
The PlayStation 4's new DualShock 4 controller can be charged even while the PlayStation 4 is turned off. The PlayStation 4's new Eye motion camera has a tilt sensor so it can tell players when its ...
11:00 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.27.2013
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...
10:47 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Twitterrific 5.2 brings push notifications, one handful of testers at a time
More than a few iOS-based Twitter users were happy to see Twitterrific 5 appear late last year with a fresh design, but were less than thrilled to go without the push notifications that many take fo...
10:25 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Super Mario Spacetime Organ lets you remix the plumber's world
The game may be pushing 30, but we get the sneaking feeling that the world has only scratched the surface of the original Super Mario Bros' gameplay potential. Chris Novello certainly offers a fairl...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Nerds in rabbit holes
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I have many interests: mountain biking, martial arts, video games...
09:48 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget ZigBee IP spec goes public, offers open IPv6 mesh networking
While ZigBee hasn't become as ubiquitous in wireless as the likes of Bluetooth or WiFi, it has carved out niches in home automation and low-power gear. The format is about to expand its world a litt...
09:37 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Google Translate on Android gains offline support for thrifty globetrotters
Travelers face a dilemma: they'll often leave a phone in airplane mode to avoid expensive roaming rates or a foreign SIM, but staying offline can break the translation services that might prove vita...
09:24 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Mozilla partners with Epic Games to bring Unreal Engine 3 to the web
Building on its recent advancements in JavaScript optimization, Mozilla has announced a partnership with Epic Games that will bring the Unreal Engine 3 to Firefox. Unlike the ill-fated InstantAction...
09:09 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget GameStick dev unit found at GDC 2013, we go eyes-on
GameStick is here ... er, sort of. The development units are at least here at GDC 2013, quietly hanging out behind a nondescript computer monitor running a few Android games paired with a Nyko wirel...
09:03 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget ModernMix is a $5 program that lets you run Metro-style apps in desktop-style windows
Sometimes you just wanna close a window. Or resize it, or drag it so that it overlaps with something else. That's how Windows works, and it's more or less how you'd expect to interact with Windows 8...
08:47 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Windows Phone gets refined UI, document search and more in 3.0 update
Evernote's getting a version 3.0 overhaul for Windows Phone that updates the app with some majorly welcome improvements. Now, users that launch the note-taking app will be greeted by two UI refreshe...
08:31 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand Memo and Grand S on sale now in China
Two of ZTE's Android flagships have just gone on sale in China: the Grand Memo and Grand S. If you'll remember, the Chinese OEM introduced the devices earlier this year, unveiling the 5-inch 1080p ...
08:19 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Fongo makes a very public bid for control of Wind Mobile
Canadian carrier Wind Mobile has faced no small amount of tumult in recent months, culminating in direct control by Orascom and talk of shopping the provider around to the highest bidder. We didn't ...
07:56 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft adding more content to Xbox Live this week, including Toys R Us movies and a refreshed MLB.tv app
Mo apps, mo couch entertainment, right? Well, in order to boost the attributes of its mature gaming console and Xbox Live, Microsoft today announced it's bringing some additional content to the ever...
07:42 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller and Eye found at GDC 2013, we go eyes-on
Sony's next-gen console, the PlayStation 4, is getting an updated DualShock controller when it arrives at retail this holiday. It's also getting an updated PlayStation Eye camera, which brings the c...
07:41 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Google Glass will reportedly be built in America, at least initially
That $1,500 price tag for Google Glass Explorer Edition? Perhaps it makes a bit more sense considering that US labor will be used to manufacturer it. According to unnamed sources cited by Financial ...
07:28 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget CASIS wants to send your research project into space, give Engadget readers $100 off the application fee
We already told you about the CASIS and MassChallenge startup accelerator partnership aiming to find the next great research project to send into space, and give that project over $100,000 to help b...
07:03 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Honda Odyssey rolls out with a built-in vacuum, almost makes a minivan sound appealing
It's not quite a minivan fit for a technophile, despite the standard lineup of 2014 in-vehicle gadgets, such as HondaLink with a smartphone interface, HD Radio and an updated center stack. But Honda...
06:34 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Google adds info cards to Play Movies, helps you become a trivia wizard
Are you a bit rusty on your trivia? Now you can brush up on your movie knowledge more easily before you make a fool out of yourself at parties, thanks to new info cards that are now being integrated...
06:34 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 27th: 32GB Nexus 7 and Vizio CT15-A1 Ultrabook
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
06:15 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Metal Gear Solid V is Kojima's first next-gen FOX Engine game, developer reveals (update: video)
Kojima Productions head Hideo Kojima this morning announced that The Phantom Pain and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes combined is actually Metal Gear Solid V, the first next-gen game from Kojima Pro...
05:56 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget eBay's Sell it Forward splits auction proceeds with Goodwill
eBay's latest initiative is a little different from its more recent efforts that have focused mostly on re-branding and expanding the reach of PayPal. Sell it Forward encourages users to sell their ...
05:31 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Gmail update for iOS brings swiping between messages without returning to your inbox
If going all the way back to your inbox to peruse those Gmail threads on your Apple handset was a little too taxing, relief has arrived. Google has updated said app for the iPhone and iPad to enable...
05:08 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Mercedes-Benz introduces B-Class Electric Drive, we go eyes-on
Electric Vehicle choices keep getting more compelling, and Mercedes-Benz is doing its part by unveiling the upcoming B-Class Electric Drive. The B-Class is among the smaller of MB's cars (one step u...
04:45 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's next Office update is codenamed 'Gemini,' could ship this fall
Blue is to Windows as Gemini is to Office. Any questions? Well, that's unfortunate -- we don't have a ton of answers. What we do know, courtesy of some top-notch ZDNet reporting, is that Microsoft's...
04:32 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Google Maps now delivering live transit info in New York, DC and Salt Lake City
Good news for us mass transit riders -- well, those of us in a couple of select US cities, at least. Google Maps is getting more live contextual info in New York, Salt Lake City and Washington DC. R...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget MOGA to support Kindle Fire and Windows Phone 8, $50 Pro controller slated for April 15th
After nearly six months on the market, the MOGA Bluetooth-powered gaming controller is finally ready to open up its Android-restricted doors. We were told at the Game Developers Conference that star...
03:49 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget MakerBot and OUYA join forces to let you print your own console enclosure
How to pass the time as the first OUYA consoles start shipping to backers? Well, if you've got a 3D printer at home, you can spend the hours printing your very own enclosure for the Android-based co...
03:32 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Visualized: step inside CERN's particle-detecting Compact Muon Solenoid
It's spring maintenance time over at the Large Hadron Collider, and the folks at CERN have seen fit to crack open the Compact Muon Solenoid to get at some of its loose connectors. You see, after thr...
02:54 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 lead looked at x86 chips in 2007, wants polished games on day one
Many game developers will tell you that the PlayStation 3's Cell processor was a real bear to support. What they can't tell you: the PlayStation 4's lead architect, Mark Cerny, was already thinking ...
02:13 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Temple Run coming to Windows Phone this week alongside several other games
We just witnessed the arrival of Pandora on Windows Phone last week, and sometime this week users will be able to enjoy another large title: Temple Run. The flee-from-evil-monkeys thriller has long ...
02:11 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Springpad note-taking service gets interface overhaul, now an even worthier rival to Evernote
Springpad may lack Evernote's commercial clout, but it makes up for it in a number of ways -- not least with free-of-charge features like offline access from its mobile apps (which certain rivals ch...
01:40 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with MiiPC, the $99 kid-safe Android PC (video)
It was only two days ago that ZeroDesktop launched MiiPC, a $99 kid-safe Android PC, and the Kickstarter campaign's already surpassed its $50,000 goal. To jog your memory, MiiPC is an attractive 4.7...
01:25 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Netflix signs up The Matrix, Babylon 5 creators to develop a new sci-fi series: Sense8
Continuing its quest to sate subscribers' appetites with a flow of original content, Netflix has announced a new original series, Sense8. Due in late 2014, it's being developed by the Wachowskis of ...
01:23 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon intros X-Ray for TV, helps you remember those 'Game of Thrones' actors
Amazon's continuing the steady X-Ray takeover of media today by extending the feature to its TV selection. The latest implementation of the concept, which has already made its way to the company's e...
12:48 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly selling its MediaRoom IPTV unit to Ericsson
It's not been a great few years for Ericsson, but the company is looking to cheer itself up by bidding for one of Microsoft's cast-offs. According to Bloomberg's usual cabal of persons familiar with...
12:13 pm EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget UK brings spies, police, business together for cyber threat center launch
Since spies tend to be equal opportunity hackers, the UK is forging an anti-cyber threat center that'll let spook agencies like GCHQ and MI5 share intelligence with police and businesses. It started...
11:20 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Oculus founder: booze and Rift don't mix
You know that rule about not drinking and operating heavy machinery at the same time? You can widen that common-sense topic to include not getting tooled up before strapping the Oculus Rift to your ...
10:32 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget F-35B fighter jet's first vertical landing was years, billions in the making (video)
Lockheed Martin's F-35 program has been a political whipping boy seemingly forever, but the VTOL 'B'-variant of the pricey supersonic jet finally did what it was made for: a vertical landing. That h...
10:32 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Production F-35B fighter jet's first vertical landing was years, billions in the making (video)
Lockheed Martin's F-35 program has been a political whipping boy seemingly forever, but a production VTOL 'B'-variant of the pricey supersonic jet finally did what it was made for: a vertical landin...
10:32 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Operational F-35B fighter jet's first vertical landing was years, billions in the making (video)
Lockheed Martin's F-35 program has been a political whipping boy seemingly forever, but a production VTOL 'B'-variant of the pricey supersonic jet finally did what it was made for: a vertical landin...
09:23 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget UK carrier Three is in 'no rush' to switch on LTE, probably won't do so until Q4
Three's CEO could teach Vodafone's CEO a thing or two about diplomacy. Whereas Vittorio Colao dismissed British LTE users as "technofreaks", Dave Dyson has merely said that he's "fairly relaxed" abo...
08:35 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Boxee TV update brings DLNA access, on device DVR management and more
Boxee's second box is getting a fresh round of updates, as GigaOm points out software version 2.1.0.7781 has been detailed and is rolling out. It includes features that appeal to classic Boxee fans ...
07:58 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget OpenELEC 3.0 Linux distro gets official, supports 'more hardware than ever'
The OpenELEC Linux distro came out of beta with its official 3.0.0 version this week, and according to its makers nearly every part has been upgraded since the 2.0 release last year. This release of...
06:47 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Recyclable organic solar cells: a clean fuel future made possible by trees
You don't have to know Shel Silverstein to know that trees are exceptionally giving. They're responsible for our homes, paper, air, furniture and, now, energy -- the "clean" kind, that is. Researche...
05:01 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget EA reveals Battlefield 4 headed to PC this fall, refuses to confirm next-gen (video)
This year's Battlefield series entry -- Battlefield 4 -- is headed to PCs this fall. The game wasn't given other platforms, but logic dictates it'll arrive on the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox ...
04:01 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget BMW and Mini cars add iOS integration for Audible, Glympse, Rhapsody and TuneIn
BMW hasn't been quite as aggressive in pushing smartphone app integration as American counterparts like Ford or GM, but it certainly knows how to make up for lost time: the Munich automaker just gre...
04:00 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget AMD unveils game streaming platform with Radeon Sky Graphics
AMD's taken some time at GDC to unveil Radeon Sky Graphics, the backbone of its cloud platform that streams games à la OnLive to PCs, Smart TVs, tablets and mobile devices. According to the o...
03:27 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget North Korea reportedly cuts 3G for tourists, restricts access to long term visitors
It was just a month ago that North Korea started allowing mobile internet access to visitors (while still restricting it from citizens), but now a tour group says that program has ended. First repor...
03:17 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia Transit makes the commute over to Asha touchscreen phones, adds public transport info
Inviting beta testers, Nokia has brought its city navigation app, Transit, to its Asha touchscreen range. Like the Windows Phone and Symbian iterations, you'll be able to plan trips across multiple ...
02:28 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Nintendo video shows off Wii U speed improvement coming in April update
Nintendo's Wii U has faced complains over slow loading and switching between menus since launch, but the company has promised a pair of updates will help the situation. Tonight it posted a video on ...
01:38 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 342 - 03.26.2013
This week we'll discuss several Ultra HD displays, some of which can be purchased (Samsung's $40K 85-inch LCD and JVC's $261K 8K projector) and some that can't, like Microsoft's sweet 120-inch demo ...
01:01 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Pebble 1.9.1 firmware update arrives to resolve shutdown woes
Some Pebble owners were understandably perturbed when their smartwatches seemingly went dead after a shutdown -- that's not the best first impression of an emerging technology. Some credit is due fo...
01:01 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Flipboard launches user-created magazines, partners with Etsy (video)
Everybody loves Flipboard, right? If you're a fan like us, rejoice -- your favorite social magazine just got a whole lot better. Today Flipboard for iOS is receiving a major update that will let you...
12:16 am EST - Wed, March 27, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Duo kit lets you build your own 3D motion tracker
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
11:31 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.26.2013
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...
11:00 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Breakfast NY's Mission Control Center merges MLB info with NASA-flair, uses 20 feet of switches and screens
The team at Breakfast NY never leaves us hungry when it merges the digital and physical worlds -- and this time it's created something that hits it out of the park for the start of this year's US ba...
10:38 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Apple's updated iPhone 5 for T-Mobile goes through FCC testing
An iPhone native to T-Mobile USA has been the stuff of legend for so long that we still have a hard time believing it's real, even after the carrier confirmed it in no uncertain terms. We're a littl...
10:21 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget DICE+ launches $99 developer kit, pre-orders for $40 consumer model start this summer
Game Technologies, the Poland-based company behind the little electronic die that is DICE+, has just announced a $99 developer edition that bundles a transparent-cased model along with its soft...
09:54 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Nintendo 3DS update moves your saves from retail games to downloads
Let's say you bought a pair of cartridge-based games to go with your Nintendo 3DS, but you're embracing our all-digital future and want to replace them with downloadable copies. You won't have to to...
09:30 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget HP introduces Unreal Engine 4-ready 'turnkey solution' workstations, collaborating with ALT Systems
Hewlett-Packard may not be well-known by consumers for creating the machines that power the industries that power the world we live in, but the company's workstation business does just that. From fi...
09:08 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget LG patents RFID-labelled cookbook, attempts to offer more than just another place to spill sauce
LG is no stranger to mixing together patents and white goods and this time its trying to bridge the gap between recipes and those all-too-often underwhelming results. One of its patents, granted tod...
08:48 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget AIA crowdfunds a space program ad that would run in front of Star Trek (video)
As a federal agency, NASA can't run commercials -- a problem both for rallying broader public support and fostering the next generation of astronauts. The Aerospace Industries Association has both c...
08:18 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Intel nearing TV service deals with Time Warner, Viacom and NBC
It's a very poorly kept secret that Intel is looking to bust in the pay-TV business. Rumors have been circulating since at least December that the chip giant is working on its own set-top box and ho...
08:10 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft lands design patents for the Surface tablet's Touch Cover keyboard
Microsoft would certainly argue that its Surface tablet design is iconic. The company is doing more than simply extolling the virtues of kickstands and VaporMg casings, however. It just obtained a t...
07:48 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget LG adds free Spotify trial to its latest range of home theater gear
If you needed any more enticement to splash out on one of LG's new home entertainment products, then perhaps some streaming music might turn your head. The other Korean behemoth has added Spotify to...
07:22 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Verizon to preload PlayPhone-backed Games Portal on Android devices
Carriers often want to provide unique device software as a lure for their services -- like it or not -- and gaming is undeniably one of the more attractive hooks. It makes sense, then, that Verizon ...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Korg's touchpad synthesizer family gets slightly more Kaotic
Korg's got the info on two new additions to its Kaoss line of X-Y interface touchpad controllers. First up is the KP3+ Dynamic Effect / Sampler, which adds 22 new effects to its predecessor's o...
06:47 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's UnCarrier event roundup
The news (and the choice language) was hurled out at a rapid pace during today's T-Mobile UnCarrier event. In case you missed any of the proceedings, we've got you covered with a full rundown just p...
06:24 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Unity to bring Qualcomm optimization to its game engine
Unity already supports development for (nearly) all mobile platforms and now the game engine maker's working on an optimized version for those with Qualcomm processors -- ie, quite a chunk of them. ...
06:05 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Build 2013 to be held June 26-28 in San Francisco
Developers, virtually mark your Windows Phone calendars: Microsoft announced that Build 2013, the company's developer conference, will be held from June 26th to 28th at the Moscone Center in San Fra...
05:45 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Existing iPhone 5 handsets cannot have AWS support enabled, but Apple is shipping the new A1428 carrier-unlocked on April 12th
Starting April 12th, Apple retail shops as well as Apple's online store will begin selling the new and gently tweaked A1428 model of the iPhone 5. For those paying attention, that's the same model n...
05:43 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Chrome update brings improved spell checking to Windows, Linux and Chrome OS
A new stable release of Chrome is out today, bringing improved spell-checking to Google's browser. Mountain View announced the update on the Chrome Blog, explaining that it refreshed the dictionarie...
05:38 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung targets LG in $45 million suit, claims corporate image 'tarnished' by fridge advertisements
Samsung's corporate image has become slightly tainted as of late -- some might argue that recent launch events are to blame, but the company has a different culprit in mind: LG. This latest accusati...
05:25 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Google selects Glass Explorers, will send invites to winners over the next few days
What would you do if you had Glass? Google asked you to share your plans last month, offering up 8,000 coveted reservations in the search giant's "Explorers" program. Now, the company has finally se...
05:10 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's iPhone will not ship with WiFi Calling enabled, but it'll probably come in time
For jetsetters hoping to utilize T-Mobile's iPhone for all of their international jaunts, we've a bit of bad news for you: WiFi Calling isn't going to hit the carrier's iPhone initially. Here at tod...
04:57 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile LTE speed tests on Note II, HTC One and iPhone 5
Wondering whether T-Mobile's LTE network has the chops to live up to the "smokin'" adjectives we had thrown our way throughout the event? We certainly were, so we headed right to the suite of device...
04:54 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's iPhone 5 gets official: we go hands-on
Before today, using an iPhone on T-Mobile's network meant a compromise on speed: unlocked handsets would get service, but only on EDGE. Thanks to spectrum refarming efforts that started last fall, t...
04:54 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's iPhone 5 gets official: we go hands-on (update: now with video)
Before today, using an iPhone on T-Mobile's network meant a compromise on speed: unlocked handsets would get service, but only on EDGE. Thanks to spectrum refarming efforts that started last fall, t...
04:49 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 cost comparison: $649 from Apple, $579 from T-Mobile
A big part of T-Mobile's UnCarrier plan revolves around the iPhone 5, and it turns out that T-Mo's offering the Apple flagship at a previously unheard-of price: $579. As CEO John Legere announced to...
04:33 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile handsets will remain network locked, can be freed when the device is yours
At T-Mobile's UnCarrier event, there's been a lot of talk about how you, the customer, are no longer tied in. No contracts, no obligations, no restrictions, right? Turns out that new iPhone you've j...
04:33 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile handsets will remain network-locked, can be freed when the device is yours
At T-Mobile's UnCarrier event, there's been a lot of talk about how you, the customer, are no longer tied in. No contracts, no obligations, no restrictions, right? Turns out that new iPhone you've j...
04:27 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile: if you buy a phone with 'UnCarrier' and cancel, you own it -- but can trade it in
During its Q & A, T-Mobile's just confirmed that if your purchase one of its phones under its new contract / non-contract "UnCarrier" system, you'll be obligated to buy it out -- but you'll able...
04:17 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 expected to launch on T-Mobile on May 1st
Here at T-Mobile's "UnCarrier" press conference, we've heard loads of pricing and availability details for the carrier's new LTE-enabled handsets. Well, here's one more tidbit: the Galaxy S4 is expe...
04:04 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile says its iPhone 5 has HSPA+ on AWS bands, HD Voice
We all know the iPhone is at last reaching T-Mobile -- but what you might not know is that it won't just be a one-for-one port of the existing hardware. Carrier CEO John Legere just stated that the ...
03:45 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile details its no-contract Simple Choice plans: starting at $50month for unlimited talk, text and 500MB unthrottled data
T-Mobile already let its new "UnCarrier" plans loose on its website without much fanfare this past weekend, but it's now finally talking a bit more about them at its big launch event in NYC. Dubbed ...
03:37 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile lights up LTE in seven markets nationwide
T-Mobile's LTE rollout has been a long time coming, but as of today that network is finally live. At an event in New York City, the carrier made its initial batch of LTE cities official -- seven mar...
03:35 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile April 12th, 4S and 4 coming to 'select markets'
Remember when T-Mobile announced that it would begin carrying Apple products sometime this year? It looks like today's the day we finally get more information. As we've been expecting, the fourth-la...
03:35 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile April 12th, 4S and 4 available in 'select markets'
Remember when T-Mobile announced that it would begin carrying Apple products sometime this year? It looks like today's the day we finally get more information. As we've been expecting, the fourth-la...
03:27 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's Sonic 2.0 mobile hotspot revealed, brings LTE-powered WiFi to the masses
T-Mobile's UnCarrier announcement event is taking place a little later today, but some bits of news have started to leak out ahead of time. First was the BlackBerry Z10, and now comes an LTE mobile h...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Live from T-Mobile's UnCarrier event!
It's time for T-Mobile to unveil its new set of UnCarrier plans -- and maybe more. Back in January, we heard the iPhone would be going magenta sometime in the next three months and... why, would you...
02:51 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 live on T-Mobile website: $100 on contract or $532 up front
Just ahead of T-Mobile's event in New York City, we've noticed that the carrier has already listed the BlackBerry Z10 on its website. The smartphone is priced at $100 with a two-year contract, thoug...
02:51 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 live on T-Mobile website: $100 down payment or $532 up front
Just ahead of T-Mobile's event in New York City, we've noticed that the carrier has already listed the BlackBerry Z10 on its website. It looks like the smartphone will be available for a $100 down p...
02:47 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget LG issued patent for the 2010-era tri-screen smartphone that never was
How do you boost screen real estate on a smartphone without increasing the device's footprint significantly? You could add a pair of slide-out panels mounted behind the main display. But you wouldn'...
02:30 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Xbox Music update adds volume control, cloud syncing and performance boost
Several Windows 8 apps, including Calendar, Mail and People, received updates just yesterday, and today Microsoft's Xbox Music is getting a refresh of its own. The music app's update brings both per...
02:17 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Google Play starts offering devices in India, starting with the Nexus 7
Google Play Books recently launched for India; it's only fitting that locals get some hardware to read with. Accordingly, Google just opened device sales for India through Google Play, beginning wit...
01:51 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Swedish Language Council drops 'ungoogleable' from new word list after legal pressure from Google
The Swedish Language Council appeared on Google's radar when it wanted to add the term ungoogleable (in Swedish, ogooglebar -- yep) to a list of new words. The company didn't want the word nixed, bu...
01:30 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Oppo Find 5 smartphones, courtesy of Oppo Style!
It's not too often that a pair of Chinese smartphones shows up in our office, but we try to take advantage of the opportunity whenever it comes around. Thanks to Oppo Style, a trade company that sel...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Havok announces Project Anarchy, a new development engine for mobile gaming
Havok's involved itself with mobile gaming for a few years and it's now taken to this year's GDC to announce Project Anarchy. This new cross-platform mobile dev engine will include access to its own...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget InFocus' BigTouch is a 55-inch all-in-one built for conference spaces, classrooms with large desks
Having not seen every single all-in-one PC that's ever been released, we'll stop short of saying the InFocus BigTouch is the largest AiO ever to grace the Earth. That said, it's pretty damn enormous...
12:33 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget HTC Butterfly said to be getting a sequel, thanks to strong sales in Asia
It's anyone's guess how the HTC One will fare in the West. After all, quality doesn't guarantee success. If we look across to Asia, though, we can see that the One's counterpart in that hemisphere, ...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's GTX 650 Ti Boost lives up to its name for $149
By NVIDIA's own admission, the lower registers of its Kepler-based GeForce graphics cards "couldn't always tackle [their] originally stated goal" of powering 1080p games with the settings amped up t...
11:46 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's 4G LTE goes live in Phoenix, San Jose
T-Mobile has started to roll out 4G services in the Phoenix and San Jose ahead of a press gathering today, according to our tipsters. Screen grabs show the service alive and kicking out speeds in th...
11:19 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Chinese state-run newspaper accuses Apple of lacking openness
The People's Daily newspaper has slammed Apple's behavior in China, accusing the company of being "empty and self-praising" in the way it has shrugged off customer complaints and refused journalists...
10:13 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Researchers create hollow fiber optic cable, almost reach the speed of light
Fiber optic cables are usually made of glass or plastic but those materials actually slow down the transmission of light ever so slightly. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have...
09:20 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Logitech launches keyboard folios for iPad, iPad Mini (video)
The iPad was never designed to be a laptop, but some people can't resist the urge to change a gadget's nature. For that purpose, Logitech is outing keyboard folios for the iPad and iPad Mini that do...
07:43 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: the Star S5 Butterfly clones its HTC namesake, skips the good part
If you're going to engage in KIRF-ology, you could certainly do worse than HTC's lovely 5-inch slab of unibody plastic, the Butterfly. But if you want to sell it for $222.00, certain niceties have t...
06:01 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Hon Hai shows record profits, keeps making money from making iPhones
Hon Hai Precision, also known as Foxconn Technology, has reported its earnings for the year and notched a net income of $3.2 billion according to the Financial Times. Most familiar as the manufactur...
04:56 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Latest Hulu rumors suggest it could be up for sale, again
While viewers enjoy promotions like free Star Trek and Kurosawa, Hulu's owners are once again considering selling the video streaming site. The last bit of news was that News Corp and Disney were co...
03:10 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Sony announces more indie partnerships, Blacklight: Retribution and Primal Carnage: Genesis for PS4
At GDC 2013 Sony has decided to focus on its relationships with indie developers, revealing free-to-play PC shooter Blacklight: Retribution and episodic adventure Primal Carnage: Genesis are coming ...
01:34 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Nook for iOS adds support for high-res iPad magazines, Nook Comics
Barnes & Noble may have saved most of the limelight today for in-app purchasing on Nook hardware, but it's not leaving other platforms by the wayside. Its Nook 3.4 update for iOS focuses heavily...
12:33 am EST - Tue, March 26, 2013
Engadget Google+ profile photos can now be animated GIFs
Rejoice, animated GIF fans! Google+ profile photos can now use the ubiquitous file format. Social networkers can upload their picture of choice, crop it accordingly and revel in spreading inter...
11:46 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Monday, and you know what that means; another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:30PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ...
11:23 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 25th - 31st)
The second weekend of the NCAA Basketball tournament takes place this week with the Sweet 16 and Elite 8, but hoops fans will also want to keep an eye on the streaking Miami Heat. Meanwhile, some sc...
11:00 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.25.2013
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...
10:01 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Jabra's Revo, Revo Wireless and Vox headphones get priced, now shipping
Jabra's fresh batch of stereo headphones were first trotted out at CES, and now they've just been graced with price tags and are up for grabs. The Revo Wireless over-ear headphone rings up at $249, ...
09:27 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook Replies offers threaded commenting for businesses and popular profiles
Starting today, Facebook is launching a new threaded Replies commenting system for users with more than 10,000 followers as well as Pages linked to brands and businesses. By placing the most "liked"...
08:43 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes flight check, certification still awaits
It wouldn't surprise us to learn that more than a few Boeing officials had their fingers crossed this morning in Everett, Washington. That's because the 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for the firs...
08:43 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes flight check, certification still awaits (update)
It wouldn't surprise us to learn that more than a few Boeing officials had their fingers crossed this morning in Everett, Washington. That's because the 787 Dreamliner took to the skies for the firs...
08:15 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Helix slated for April release in the US
Lenovo's still being vague about a release date for its ThinkPad Helix, but it's at least narrowed down the retail window somewhat. Though the 11.6-inch, 1080p Ultrabook had already been officially ...
07:46 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 521 for T-Mobile given FCC approval
RM-917. It may not sound like much on the outside, but the model number and above picture correspond with the Nokia Lumia 521, T-Mobile's version of the lower-end Lumia 520 announced at MWC last mon...
07:22 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Windows Store unofficially reaches 50,000 apps
It can be scary mustering developer support for a brand-new app platform -- just ask BlackBerry. Microsoft may feel slightly relaxed, then, if MetroStore Scanner's unofficial estimates are on the ba...
06:54 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel with LTE to ship by April 8th
For those that can swing a Chromebook Pixel in the first place, the LTE model may be the wisest choice when it promises always-on data for a constantly connected machine. Anyone who can justify the...
06:45 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 25th: Nest Learning Thermostat 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 ...
06:12 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Uber lands on Windows Phone, expands its on-demand car service dominance
Windows Phone owners can finally enjoy all the benefits of Uber and order cabs on demand through their own native app. The basic features are all present, just presented in the stark color blocks an...
05:53 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget WatchESPN streaming reaches AT&T U-verse subscribers
U-verse subscribers often have some bandwidth to spare; it's only fair that they make the most of it with some streaming sports. Appropriately, AT&T and ESPN have just flicked the switch on Watc...
05:28 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A1000-F stops by the FCC
Lenovo's an old hand at this device-releasing lark, so it's no surprise to see the IdeaTab A1000-F hitting its mark at the FCC, just in time for the Q2 launch that was pencilled in back at MWC. The ...
04:59 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Google+ update for Android and iOS adds Snapseed editing, always-on location option
Snapseed quickly took on Google+ integration after it was acquired by Google. It's now Snapseed's time to return the favor. An update to the Google+ apps for Android and iOS is introduci...
04:32 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Unreal Engine 3 adding Oculus Rift support this April, Epic Citadel demo packed in
The engine that powered the vast majority of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3's hit games, Unreal Engine 3, is getting a development kit update to support the soon-to-be-released Oculus Rift VR headse...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Orbotix launches new Sphero AR tools to get the ball rolling on development
Even the appeal of piloting a remote control toy ball around your carpet tends to wear off after a while. As such, Orbotix has been pushing the augmented reality aspect of its Sphero hardware pretty...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget GameStick strikes up XBMC partnership, will add the full Media Center experience
Playjam, the team behind GameStick, has announced that a new deal with tech company Pivos will ensure that the previously-mentioned XBMC will arrive fully-formed on its Kickstarter console. All thos...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps in Windows 8, Windows RT
Just as last week was winding down, we heard a credible rumor that Microsoft was about to update some of the native apps found in Windows 8 / Windows RT. Turns out, that report was on the money: the...
03:51 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Windows Blue screenshot tour
We probably don't need to tell you that one of the first things we did upon finding out that Windows Blue had leaked was download that sucker. (Sorry Microsoft, we can't help ourselves.) Well, after...
03:41 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z passes through the FCC in WiFi trim
Sure, we've seen Sony dissect the Xperia Tablet Z to show its inner workings, but that doesn't get the slate any closer to its spring launch. An FCC approval will, however. The tablet has swung thro...
03:08 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 gets the iFixit teardown treatment
Screws and a little glue -- that's all that stood between an intact BlackBerry Z10 and the curious hands of those iFixit folks. And the results? Well, it's nothing you didn't know already: a motherb...
02:54 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung ships ATIV Smart PC Pro with AT&T LTE, 13-inch Series 9 Premium with 1080p screen
Samsung's ATIV Smart PC has been giving Americans a blend of LTE data and Windows 8 for some time, but we're sure that some would like a little more oomph. The company agrees -- it just released a v...
02:36 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Google starts a TV white space trial in South Africa to wirelessly link schools
Google has been a strong advocate of white space wireless as democratizing broadband access: its long-range nature can bring people online when the local internet framework isn't always reliable, if...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Sonos Playbar review: an excellent (and expensive) home theater addition
More Info Sonos Playbar: a home theater soundbar that wirelessly streams music for $699, we go hands- (and ears) on Sonos Playbar appears at the FCC Sonos for iOS adds direct device s...
01:34 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget HTC drops 'Quietly Brilliant' slogan, promises more aggressive marketing
With things getting just a little bit too quiet in HTC's finance department, the marketing folks across the corridor have come up with a solution: drop the old "Quietly Brilliant" tagline in favor o...
01:11 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Nook getting in-app purchasing 'soon,' B&N promises 'thousands' of top apps
Sure Barnes & Noble's already promising you the ability to download the "most popular and bestselling top 100 app titles for tablets available anywhere," but what happens when you want to buy so...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: MiiPC promises a kid-safe Android PC that allows surfing, gaming for $99 (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
12:29 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Evernote 5 hits Android with revamped camera, shortcuts and tweaked UI
Evernote has finally brought its Android client up to par with its iOS counterpart, pushing it to version five. The update, which just hit the Play store, includes a mild face lift that offers more ...
12:10 pm EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Internet Explorer 11 user agent makes browser look like Firefox, thumbs nose at legacy CSS hacks
Subtlety can't always avert controversy. That leaked build of Windows Blue is a case in point: it suggests a relatively incremental update to Windows 8, yet some of its revelations are already causi...
11:49 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Evernote premium adds document search, Deutsche Telekom customers get one year free subscription
Evernote's premium package adds a bunch of extra features to the online jotter if you're willing to pay the price. Now though, if you've got a mobile, fixed-line or broadband contract with Deutsche ...
11:13 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL goes on pre-order for US customers, off-contract: $720 for HSPA, $760 for LTE
Remember the Xperia ZL? While it lingered in the shadow of the waterproof Xperia Z back at CES, the phone does still exist and has now gone on preorder at Sony's own webstore. Withc the same 5-inch ...
10:18 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook Messenger iOS app enables free calling feature for UK users
While Americans and Canadians have enjoyed making app-based voice calls to their Facebook contacts since January, their overseas buddies have missed out -- until now. The social network's iOS Messen...
10:10 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Quadrocopter fleet stuns Londoners with giant hovering Star Trek logo (video)
Before quadrocopters become Skynet's roaming recon fleet, they'll begrudgingly entertain us, and in a recent promotional enterprise, a swarm braved the London "spring" to remind us of the imminent l...
09:31 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia accuses Google of 'forcing' VP8 video codec on the world, uses patent system to resist it
Just when Google thought everything was going swell with its open source VP8 video standard for the web, up pops one last hurdle. And it's a big one: Nokia has suddenly decided to use the patent sys...
08:38 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod founder leaves Samsung, praises the Galaxy S 4 on his way out
Less than two years after the CyanogenMod founder was scooped up by Samsung to improve Android's veneer, Steve Kondik has decided to depart for greener pastures. In a Google Plus posting, the softwa...
07:54 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Pi MusicBox weds Spotify and Raspberry Pi, plays your favorite tunes
Do you listen to Spotify? Do you have a Raspberry Pi? Well, Pi MusicBox might just be the thing for you. It's a bootable Debian image for RaspBerry Pi that implements Modipy, a music server which en...
07:52 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Pi MusicBox weds Spotify and Raspberry Pi, plays your favorite tunes
Do you listen to Spotify? Do you have a Raspberry Pi? Well, Pi MusicBox might just be the thing for you. It's a bootable Debian image for RaspBerry Pi that implements Modipy, a music server which en...
04:27 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget How would you change LG's Optimus L7?
When we placed LG's Optimus L7 into the palm of our reviewer, they found the handset to be stylish, with a cracking display, excellent battery life and a (then) up-to-date version of Android. Sadly,...
01:00 am EST - Mon, March 25, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 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 ...
11:23 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 03.18.2013
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...
09:30 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 1
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The power of crowdfunding is that, by aggregating relatively modest donations from what is often hundreds or even th...
07:30 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Kyocera Torque review: a rugged phone delivering superior sound
More Info Kyocera Torque coming to Sprint's Direct Connect lineup in March, we go hands-on (video) Kyocera Torque hitting Sprint March 8th, carrying $100 price tag Kyocera teases tiss...
06:45 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget IRL: Bing Translator, ioSafe N2 and the Mophie Juice Pack Air
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. Yes, again...
06:09 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile takes its UnCarrier plans live earlier than expected
T-Mobile must not want to wait for a special event to lure customers through its doors: it just launched its revamped, decidedly UnCarrier-like plans a couple of days early. As became clearer this w...
05:09 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget FAA may ease 'reading device' restriction during takeoff and landing later this year
By early 2014, passengers may be able to use certain electronic devices in airplane mode during takeoff and landing, according to a New York Times report. The publication's industry sources say that...
04:00 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Ableton Push review: a dedicated controller for the Live faithful
MIDI might be a little long in the tooth as protocols go, but it's been the prevailing standard for getting music hardware and software to play nice pretty much since its inception. As such, the MID...
02:21 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Leaked Windows Blue build 9364 reveals multiple Live Tile sizes, same-width side-by-side apps
Want to get a first-hand look at Microsoft's updated OS? You might be able to download the unreleased Windows Blue operating system on your own machine. Leaked build 9364 hit file sharing sites earl...
02:00 pm EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: the Soundscraper, bedroom algae biofuel lab and the revival of the gastric-brooding frog
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. The first week of spring kicked off with a bang for the ...
10:44 am EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Hyperkin Retron 5 plays the cartridges of nine classic consoles (video)
Hyperkin has developed a reputation for modern takes on legendary game consoles that are often better than the real thing. If true, its just-unveiled Retron 5 is a nostalgia singularity. The hardwar...
06:30 am EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster UK finds a rescuing buyer, keeps staff and stores afloat
When Blockbuster's UK brand entered administration at the start of the year, there were concerns that it would ultimately prove just another casualty of the inexorable move toward online video. Not ...
02:59 am EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Bluetooth headphones for audiophiles?
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 Christopher, who wants to brave the w...
01:35 am EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Apple takes WifiSlam indoor-GPS mapping startup under its wing for $20M
Watch out, Google Maps for Android, it looks like Apple's iOS Maps may soon be entering the building -- when it comes to indoor GPS tracking anyway. The Wall Street Journal's Digits blog is reportin...
01:00 am EST - Sun, March 24, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 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, a potential listing of T-Mobile's LTE launch markets was leak...
11:45 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 336 - 03.23.13
There's a whole lotta new going on this week. A new flagship from Samsung, a new (successful) event for Engadget, new studio gear and -- most importantly -- a new chair for Tim. What isn't new is wh...
10:45 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Some Pebble smartwatches bricking after shutdown, company replacing faulty units
It appears that Pebble's smartwatch is officially feeling its largest growing pain since debuting just two months ago. A five-page long (and growing) thread on the company's forum has some owners de...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 3.23.13: Universal snapshots, cosmic world records and print your ride
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. If you are a fan of absolutes, then you are in the right place. We have a first, a fastest and a...
08:17 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Addappt goes public, gives iOS users group contact control and messaging
While Addappt has been teasing painless contact syncing between iOS-using friends and colleagues since its December launch, its invitation-only nature has kept most of us on the sidelines. It may be...
06:30 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget 3BaysGSA Putt: a Bluetooth golf gadget that puts eyes in your putter (hands on)
Motion sensor-based golf devices are all the rage these days, but they mostly target the full swing. Can such electronics be accurate enough to measure a much smaller stroke, namely the all-importan...
05:26 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Potential Dell bidding war afoot as Blackstone Group and Carl Icahn reportedly making offers
Thought that Dell buy out was a done deal? Well, the Blackstone Group and investor Carl Icahn clearly don't think so, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that both have contacted the committee of...
04:00 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Intel NUC review: a little desktop PC that holds big promise
More Info Intel enters mini-computer fray with Core i5-powered NUC Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-system bares it all for IDF (hands-on video) Intel's NUC mini-PC internals exposed, availab...
02:18 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA details how its Jetson development kit creates smart, seeing cars
Developing a high-end in-car infotainment system can present challenges that don't exist in other platforms -- you're juggling core car systems, a myriad of sensors and media playback in a testbed o...
01:02 pm EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Myriad Social TV brings social networking to your cable box (hands-on video)
The marriage of social networking and television is nothing new, but Myriad recently launched Social TV, a white label solution which allows TV service providers to roll out their own custom social ...
10:56 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget AT&T to launch Digital Life in 15 markets, hopes to enter home automation field
AT&T is finally set to launch its Digital Life home automation service, and it's ready to do so in a big way. Initially planned for just eight markets, the telephony giant has expanded its cover...
08:27 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget China chooses Ubuntu for a national reference OS coming in April
China's government and people have historically been friendly toward Linux, although not quite on the level of a new deal with Canonical. The country's Ministry of Industry and Information Technolog...
06:55 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Panasonic 2013 Smart TVs wield Nuance Dragon TV for voice control, text-to-speech
Panasonic and Nuance have been close partners on TV voice recognition in the past; we now know that they're getting a bit cozier for Panasonic's 2013 Smart TVs. The company's newer LCDs and plasmas ...
04:19 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Yandex introduces Twym online payment system for Twitter-based transfers
Russia's Yandex has been in the online payment business for more than a decade now with its Yandex.Money service, but it's branching out into some slightly more uncharted territory with its latest a...
02:32 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance (update 2: back)
Gaping security holes are a pretty terrifying thing, especially when they involve something as sensitive as your Apple ID. Sadly it seems that immediately after making the paranoid happy by institut...
01:57 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget A Game of Thrones Android app guides you through the world of Westeros and beyond
Perhaps the second screen experience for HBO megahit show A Game of Thrones provided through Xbox 360's SmartGlass functionality and HBO Go's iPad app isn't enough for you? And maybe you want a bit ...
01:37 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget Intel Pentium turns 20 today, reminds us they don't build 'em like they used to (video)
Folks, this isn't your ordinary, average Friday. Why, you ask? Well, we've got a birthday to celebrate, and it's quite a milestone at that. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Pentium processor,...
12:42 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Engadget Expand SF special
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages. Last weekend, we wrapped up our inaugural Expand event, and while seve...
12:02 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget ASUS teases something square and grey, will reveal its new device tomorrow
Were we expecting any new hardware from ASUS? Items we've seen but have not shipped like the Qube and Transformer Book spring to mind immediately, but they're not a direct match for this pic the com...
12:02 am EST - Sat, March 23, 2013
Engadget ASUS teases something square and grey, will reveal its new device tomorrow (update: it's a DVD writer)
Were we expecting any new hardware from ASUS? Items we've seen but have not shipped like the Qube and Transformer Book spring to mind immediately, but they're not a direct match for this pic the com...
11:28 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget ITC initial determination finds Microsoft doesn't infringe Motorola peer-to-peer wireless patent
Microsoft and Motorola's spat in the International Trade Commission started way back in 2010, but it looks like the case may be finally drawing to a conclusion after an initial ruling in Moto's favo...
11:16 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Archos picks a new CEO, ships 80 and 97 Titanium tablets to the US
Archos has been going through some tough times lately, having to reorganize and lay off a quarter of its staff toward the end of last year. You could say that the company is using the spring as a ch...
10:43 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.22.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:16 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget ThinkFlood closes shop, brings RedEye universal remote down with it
Fans of ThinkFlood might want to shed a few tears today, as the company has just announced it's closing its doors. As a reminder, ThinkFlood was responsible for the RedEye universal remote control s...
09:48 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Apple adds in-app purchase disclaimer to iTunes App Store pages
iDevices make for great 21st century babysitters, what with all the free, kid-friendly apps. But that techno-garderie does have an unfortunate downside for distracted parents: unauthorized in-app pu...
09:20 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Stop doing everything else, start watching free Star Trek all the time on Hulu
That's essentially the message Hulu's sending in making the entirety of the Star Trek series free for everyone, starting today through the end of March. That's not just Shatner-era Star Trek, but li...
08:50 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Barnes and Noble giving away Nook Simple Touch with every Nook HD+ purchase in limited promo
Americans love a good bargain -- especially, when it's a twofer. Barnes and Noble, arguably the only real competitor to Amazon's Kindle juggernaut, has just announced a promotion to get as many of i...
08:21 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Apple ID accounts reportedly vulnerable to password reset hack, forgot password page taken offline for maintenance
Gaping security holes are a pretty terrifying thing, especially when they involve something as sensitive as your Apple ID. Sadly it seems that immediately after making the paranoid happy by institut...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Editors Letter: Who cares for the UNcarrier?
It seems like a year ago already, but it's been only a few days since we wrapped up our inaugural Engadget Expand event. If you weren't able to join us in person, you missed a seriously good time. A...
07:29 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo trials Tap-de-Concier service with a Google Now flair
Japan's NTT DoCoMo isn't content waiting for Google Now to become commonplace before it gives customers a taste of predictive search. The carrier is near launching a trial for Tap-de-Concier, an And...
06:58 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly prepping significant first-party app updates for Windows 8 and Windows RT
A batch of first-party app updates could be incoming for Windows 8 very soon that have nothing to do with Microsoft's cross-platform Blue crush. That's according to CNet's Mary Jo Foley, whose sourc...
06:26 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget RISE:2013 highlights: Kinect rehab, Lego lobsters, 3D printed tech and more
We were excited and honored when the administration at Northeastern University asked us to help judge its RISE:2013 Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. The event, held at the physical educati...
05:58 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Plex for iOS 3.1 brings a mobile media server, deep content filters
Plex just last month gave its Android app a big overhaul that turned it into a full-fledged media hub; it's now the iOS app's turn. A Plex for iOS 3.1 update adds the same Mobile Media Server that w...
05:28 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Panasonic brings out a Miracast adapter for Japanese TV viewers (video)
It's easy to snag a Miracast-capable device if you're willing to shop for a brand new TV or a set-top box. but it's much tougher if Miracast is the only thing you're looking for. Minimalists will be...
05:01 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7790 review roundup: what to expect from a $149 gaming card
Mainstream gaming is all about 1080p. Monitors may be getting cheaper, making higher resolutions and multi-display setups ever more feasible, but Full HD is still sufficient for the average buyer. A...
04:37 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 174 - 03.22.13
It's not what you do, it's how you do it. Or, at least that's the sentiment this week. Samsung's Galaxy S 4 is raising eyebrows with the mobile crew, and not entirely in the good way. There are musi...
04:14 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget HTC One officially hits Germany, UK and Taiwan next week, other regions before the end of April
There's been an uncertainty hovering over just when the HTC One would make its formal debut, between delays in many areas and a trickle of availability in others. At least in theory, those doubts h...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Dell Latitude 10 review: a business-friendly Windows tablet with great battery life
More Info Dell's Latitude 10 tablet and dock, OptiPlex 9010 AIO, Latitude 6430u laptop arrive to tempt business pros Dell's Latitude 10 tablet, OptiPlex 9010 all-in-one and Latitude 6430u...
03:39 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget HTC Myst approved by the FCC with AT&T-compatible LTE
HTC's next "Facebook Phone" has been in the rumor mill for much too long, but this morning's approval by the FCC may speed along its journey to a launch date. The PM33100, which has been long associ...
03:11 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget BBC Kids TV comes to Lovefilm
If you need something to keep the shorties quiet while you're emptying the drinks cabinet, then Lovefilm is where you need to be. The Amazon-owned streaming service has nabbed a big chunk of the BBC...
02:42 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand X Quad shows up in product shots, @evleaks style
Another day, another @evleaks leak. This time it's a pair of official product shots of the ZTE V987 we saw back in January, and apparently the official name here is the Grand X Quad -- not quite as ...
02:42 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand X Quad shows up in product shots, @evleaks style (update: already available)
Another day, another @evleaks leak. This time it's a pair of official product shots of the ZTE V987 we saw back in January, and apparently the official name here is the Grand X Quad -- not quite as ...
02:22 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon Appstore celebrates its second year with free apps, cake (for today only)
Did the word free in the headline grab your attention, or was it the cake? Either way, Amazon's Appstore is throwing a party to mark its second birthday, and there's a goody bag of software for anyo...
02:10 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget BBC commissions first iPlayer-exclusive drama, sees which way the wind is blowing
A few weeks ago, the BBC began to ask "Where Next?" and just like magic, it's now revealing its future direction. The corporation is commissioning its first strand of original dramas that'll air exc...
01:46 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will step down 'in the coming weeks'
Julius Genachowski will be stepping down from his position as FCC Chairman "in the coming weeks" according to a brief message on the FCC's webpage. We're expecting more detail in a live announcement...
01:46 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to step down 'in the coming weeks' (update: his departing words)
Julius Genachowski will be stepping down when he reaches the end of his term as FCC Chairman, according to a brief message on the FCC's webpage. We're expecting to hear more in a live announcement a...
01:30 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 83: Oculus, Valve and a shared vision of virtual reality
Since last August, gamers have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Oculus Rift after a stellar Kickstarter campaign that far exceeded its fundraising goal. Of course, with new hardware comes the ne...
01:00 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget PSA: BlackBerry Z10 (finally) arrives on AT&T today
The American BlackBerry faithful have been waiting and while those with business (and T-Mobile) intentions got there a little early, the Z10 is now available to the more typical pay-monthly masses f...
12:46 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Twitter archive service expands into 12 more languages, includes Chinese, Russian and Japanese
Twitter users looking to permanently house their missives in Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and eight other languages have now been given the go-ahead. This third language expansion focuses ...
12:21 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Sony ruthlessly guts an Xperia Tablet Z for your viewing pleasure (video)
It's not unusual to see products helplessly dismantled by the likes of iFixit and the FCC, but on rare occasions, companies sacrifice their own creations for our twisted enjoyment. This particular t...
12:00 pm EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid test drive (video)
The Ford Fusion Energi joins the C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric as the company's third vehicle with a charging connector and access to California's HOV lanes. While it's a larger car than the C-MAX...
11:20 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget First message sent from space to be preserved by Library of Congress (video)
A 1958 message by then-President Dwight Eisenhower sent from space has been selected for National Recording Registry archives alongside 25 other notable recordings like Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of...
10:22 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Apple, Microsoft and Adobe give reasons for higher prices in Australia, can't guarantee you'll like them
Talk about ants in their pants. After giving regulators the runaround and repeatedly dodging the question of why they charge Australians so much more than Americans for the same products, senior exe...
09:28 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung mulls sale of Dutch e-ink display subsidiary to Amazon
It's not often that we hear of Samsung suffering from buyer's remorse, but it looks like it should have kept e-ink manufacturer Liqavista's receipt in the box-file marked "Important." Bloomberg's Pe...
09:28 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung mulls sale of Dutch e-ink display business to Amazon
It's not often that we hear of Samsung suffering from buyer's remorse, but it looks like it should have kept e-ink manufacturer Liquavista's receipt in the box-file marked "Important." Bloomberg's P...
08:51 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget United app lands on Windows Phone 8, hopes to become your preferred travel companion
The United Airlines application's been available on Android and iOS for ages, and, after months of being nowhere to be found, it's now (finally) time for the Windows Phone 8 crowd to also get to exp...
07:33 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Corsair unveils $130 Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard with backlit keys
Just a few months after Corsair revealed its high-end K95 mechanical gaming keyboard, the company has unveiled a slightly lower-end K70 for those who want to save a bit of money. Essentially an upgr...
06:18 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Planck satellite creates most detailed map ever of cosmic microwave background radiation
The European Space Agency's Planck satellite has been gathering data since its launch in 2009, slowly building up a map of the cosmic microwave background radiation -- a distant remnant of the Big B...
05:00 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm announces FinePix XP200 ruggedized camera, S8400W superzoom
Ready to hear about some mid-range Fujifilm point-and-shoots? Let's do this. The FinePix XP200 looks like the more exciting model of the bunch, so we'll start there. Available with red, purple, yell...
04:01 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget AMD intros Radeon HD 7790 graphics card for $149, promises cooler and quieter 1080p gaming
We were half expecting AMD's next graphics card to be some sort of supercomputing colossus, given all the buzz around NVIDIA's GTX Titan. As it turns out, though, we're looking at something more sub...
03:31 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget LG LS720 hits the FCC, hints at a mid-tier Sprint or Virgin phone with Jelly Bean
LG isn't done creating intrigue at the FCC just because the E980 has made the rounds. A second device, the LS720, has popped up at the agency. Don't expect the same kind of telltale clues that might...
02:37 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Archos GamePad arrives in the States for $179
Tired of waiting for the WikiPad? Needing some immediate gratification for your thumbs? Willing to consider Archos to fill that void? If your answer to all three was a mighty, "Aye!" then you'll be ...
01:20 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget OneNote update improves custom pens, syncs Office 365 notebooks
If you picked up a Surface Pro or another pen-friendly Windows 8 tablet, you're likely eager to wring every ounce of productivity out of that stylus. Microsoft hears your call. It just updated the O...
12:26 am EST - Fri, March 22, 2013
Engadget Apple sets a May 1st cutoff for new apps that use UDIDs, don't support iPhone 5 and Retina screens
Apple has been weaning app developers away from UDID and its privacy concerns for more than a year, but it looks like the company's about to put its foot down -- and up the hardware support requirem...
11:34 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget WSJ: FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will say tomorrow that he's stepping down
Merely a day after FCC commissioner Robert McDowell announced his resignation, it appears that chairman Julius Genachowski is going to do likewise. Citing an unnamed FCC official and industry offici...
10:45 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.21.2013
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...
10:22 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Verizon Messages extends unified SMS and MMS to Android, iOS and the web (video)
As you begin juggling more and more devices in your daily life, running all of your text and picture messages through your smartphone can become a real chore. To help subscribers keep up with the ti...
09:49 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget HBO CEO casually mentions standalone HBO Go option for broadband subscribers, but it's not la carte
HBO's president and COO Erik Kessler stated just last month that having à la carte access to HBO isn't going to happen in the near future, but it seems that the channel's CEO has been mulling...
09:42 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Firefox Nightly now packing OdinMonkey JavaScript optimization
Today, Firefox's Nightly channel received a pick me up in the form of its asm.js optimizer known as OdinMonkey. Baked into June's stable release of Firefox 22, this subset of Mozilla's rendering eng...
09:17 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft demos improvements to Bing voice recognition for Windows Phone
"Nothing says fun like a speech demo." Those are the words of Microsoft's CTSO Eric Rudder, not ours -- although we do have to agree. As you'll see for yourself in the video after the break, Microso...
08:56 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Apple updates iOS Podcasts app with new design, custom stations
There's been few Apple iOS apps that have garnered more complaints than the company's Podcasts app (outside of Maps, at least), and it looks like it's now finally taken some of those criticisms into...
08:37 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget LG E980 arrives in the FCC's database with LTE: is this the Optimus G Pro for AT&T?
It's reported that the E980 is LG's codename for the Optimus G Pro (considering that the E970 is the Optimus G), and while we've already reviewed the global variant, it sure looks as if AT&T is ...
08:30 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly halts print editions of Frommer's guidebooks
Were we really expecting a different outcome? Several months after Google bought Frommer's to bolster its location efforts, Skift hears that the iconic travel guide maker has completely stopped publ...
08:07 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Travel for BB 10 launches, lets users track price changes and flight status
Though the road to BlackBerry 10 was long, it doesn't appear the company's taking the same tack with its app strategy. Today, the BlackBerry World store gains yet another native app: BlackBerry Trav...
07:35 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:45PM ET!
It's hard to believe that last week was, well, only a week ago. A whole lot has happened in Engadgetland for a week that didn't involve a CES or MWC. A few hours after the last podcast, Samsung went...
07:21 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Apple says it now gets 75 percent of its total energy from renewable sources
Based on the latest reports, the company once chided for making too large an impact on Mother Earth is now claiming that a full 75 percent of its energy is being sourced from renewables. Apple's chi...
07:01 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Apple brings two-step verification to iCloud and Apple ID users
It's been a strong selling point from Google for security-minded users, and now Apple has finally come on board with a two-step verification process for Apple ID and iCloud users. Not surprisingly, ...
06:43 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget J.D. Power: average smartphone satisfaction is up, fights are fierce for second place
Satisfaction studies can sound like broken records, with familiar leaders and positions that don't move. Not so with J.D. Power's first smartphone survey for 2013. While Apple maintained the top s...
06:25 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Apple patent application hints at iPhone that changes orientation mid-fall
One way to protect a delicate device like a smartphone is to wrap it in layers of shock-absorbing rubber and plastic. Now, that can mean a case or you can simply build the handset out of those mater...
06:15 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!
What an interesting week. Samsung decided to put on a pretty controversial off-Broadway show on Thursday -- oh yeah, it announced a new flagship phone somewhere in the middle of it, too. Just as you...
06:00 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget IBM turns metal oxides into non-volatile chips through liquid currents
IBM is worried that we're reaching the end of the road for CMOS technology -- that we need new materials beyond silicon to keep the power draw down in chips as their performance goes up. It may keep...
05:46 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Nintendo European eShop restriction lifted, get your 18+ games at any hour
Nintendo's European arm worked out a deal with Germany's video game regulation body, USK, and its 18+ eShop games are now available at any hour on the 3DS and Wii U. In a missive issued to Euro...
05:29 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Huawei's Ascend G700 exposed, may be Ascend D2's cheaper cousin
Watch out, Richard Yu! Not long after the China launch of the 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate earlier today, the notorious @evleaks tweeted out the above two press shots of an Ascend G700, as well as re...
05:08 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Eric Schmidt says Google Now for iOS hinges upon Apple
Sometimes, it's what you don't say that matters. When asked at Google's Big Tent Summit about when Google Now might show on the iPhone, the company's Eric Schmidt told a questioner that he'll "need ...
05:08 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Eric Schmidt says Google Now for iOS hinges upon Apple (update: Apple responds)
Sometimes, it's what you don't say that matters. When asked at Google's Big Tent Summit about when Google Now might show on the iPhone, the company's Eric Schmidt told a questioner that he'll "need ...
05:08 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Eric Schmidt says Google Now for iOS hinges upon Apple (update 2: Google responds)
Sometimes, it's what you don't say that matters. When asked at Google's Big Tent Summit about when Google Now might show on the iPhone, the company's Eric Schmidt told a questioner that he'll "need ...
04:32 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft posts its first Law Enforcement Requests Report, shows US-centric scrutiny
Civil liberty advocates have had access to Google's Transparency Report and a handful of equivalents to understand just how frequently governments want our data. But what if we spend most of our tim...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Caption contest: Sony imagines the future of commuting, involves its 3D visors
Musing on a dystopian near-future where you really don't want to see your fellow commuters, Sony Japan's Twitter account just offered us the above image. Is this what's going to happen when the like...
03:28 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS boosts budget LTE lineup with the Huawei Premia 4G, a 4-inch, ICS handset for $149
All signs point toward the T-Mobile / MetroPCS merger becoming a formal thing pretty soon, but the Wireless for All carrier isn't wasting any time and is now welcoming yet another budget smartphone ...
03:07 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Thuraya's SatSleeve docks your iPhone onto its satellite network, charges it too (video)
Despite the Gorilla glass, we're not sure if it's a great idea to bring that iPhone to K2. Still, if you can fire it up, you can now make satellite calls from Apple's iPhone 4 and 4s handsets thanks...
02:32 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Google Art Project adds nearly 2,000 works, from street art to prized photos
The Google Art Project could be considered a safeguard for culture when it's preserving work that's not just difficult to see, but may disappear at the drop of a hat. Witness Google's latest additio...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Babbel acquires PlaySay in bid to bolster US language learning presence
Babbel's been doing a solid job of picking up users as it attempts to help people around the world learn new tongues over their lunch breaks, but evidently, it's not picking up steam in the US as we...
01:41 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Microsoft's homegrown 120-inch 4K television
Samsung's $40k work of art has nothing on Redmond's non-existent TV division: Microsoft has built a 120-inch 4K display. Don't start pinching pennies, though -- this TV was created strictly for demo...
01:20 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 reaches the 100,000 app mark, adds Amazon Kindle today
While it's still got some distance to make up, BlackBerry has swiftly reached a milestone of sorts -- its first 100,000 apps. According to the announcement, BB10 has notched up over 30,000 new game...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: iCloud, Dropbox and Amazon top cloud media in the US
We often focus on market share for hardware, but cloud media services increasingly dictate our lives after the devices have reached our bags and pockets. Wouldn't it be nice to know who rules the on...
12:43 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Google's applies for another Glass patent, thinks about controlling your garage door and fridge
In case you hadn't noticed, the people over at Mountain View continue to work pretty hard on bringing yet more functionality to its Google Glass. During our patent application trawling this week, we...
12:43 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Google applies for another Glass patent, thinks about controlling your garage door and fridge
In case you hadn't noticed, the people over at Mountain View continue to work pretty hard on bringing yet more functionality to its Google Glass. During our patent application trawling this week, we...
12:30 pm EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Official Pandora app coming to Windows Phone 8 today
At October's Windows Phone 8 launch event, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore stood on stage and eagerly announced a laundry list of popular apps that were confirmed to be coming to the platform in the coming...
11:17 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget JVC will launch its first (sort of) 8K projector later this month in Japan, for $261,000
JVC showed off a prototype 8K Super Hi-Vision projector in 2008 at CEATEC, and now it's ready to ship a real product later this month, dubbed the DLA-VS4800. JVC's e-Shift pixel technology is at pla...
10:56 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Huawei's 6.1-inch Ascend Mate priced in China, turns Yu into part-time model
Huawei is once again showing its aggressive side in the consumer space, this time by way of its 6.1-inch Ascend Mate which debuted at CES (with a little help from Huawei Device chairman Richard Yu, ...
10:34 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Fresh Paint video fills in more details of rumored Windows Blue upgrade
On the heels of its Windows 8 launch, Microsoft seems not to be doing any laurel-resting as more evidence of a rumored cross-platform update, codenamed "Blue," has leaked. The latest video obtained ...
10:34 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft fills in more details of rumored Windows Blue upgrade with Fresh Paint (video)
More evidence of Microsoft's rumored cross-platform update to Windows 8, codenamed "Blue," has leaked. The latest video obtained by MSFTKitchen has Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric ...
10:16 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget EE brings its 4G to Cumbria, rural home of the signal blackspot
We're not surprised to learn that Cumbria is a hotbed of people working from home, as we'd do the same if we had the Lake District to wander around during our lunch hour. The downside of living in a...
09:52 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Google Chrome's World Wide Maze turns your favorite website into 3D game that's played on your phone (video)
Google's latest Chrome experiment is a marble maze game that binds your smartphone to your PC through those shareable tabs. Once you've opened the same tab on both platforms, you'll be put in contro...
09:52 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Google Chrome's World Wide Maze turns your favorite website into 3D game for your phone (video)
Google's latest Chrome experiment is a marble maze game that binds your smartphone to your PC through those shareable tabs. Once you've opened the same tab on both platforms, you'll be put in contro...
08:44 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Happy 7th Birthday, Twitter (video)
They grow up so fast, don't they? When Jack Dorsey was setting up his twttr, even he probably didn't expect the service to be this popular, or that he'd become a household name in the process. After...
08:25 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Klout for Business translates social media influence into big brand power
Your imaginary (and seemingly arbitrary) social media score just got that much more credible -- by the same company calculating it. Klout's launching an offshoot of its influencer index to target bu...
06:41 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget NY approves Cornell Tech's applied sciences campus on Roosevelt Island
While Cornell has given its researchers the resources to build spider-like robots and move Pong paddles with the power of the mind, students more interested in the software side of engineering have ...
05:49 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget KDE releases first version of Plasma Media Center
Linux devotees need media too, don'tcha know? Designed to cater to "media enthusiasts," Plasma Media Center has been released today for those looking to place photos, videos and audio clips on the h...
05:00 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Canon announces PowerShot SX280 HS with WiFi, ISO 6400 and 20x lens, we go hands-on
How do you justify splurging for a pricey point-and-shoot when your smartphone takes "good enough" pictures on its own? A 20x lens, for starters. Canon's new PowerShot SX280 HS is small enough to tu...
05:00 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Canon unveils EOS T5i and Rebel SL1, the world's smallest DSLR (hands-on)
If you haven't already come to grips with the fact that Canon won't be releasing a mirrorless camera with DSLR-like performance, you might as well cut your losses now. Instead of replacing the slugg...
04:28 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Tallinn Manual defines the legal groundwork for cyberwarfare
The advent of cyberwarfare raises any number of legal quandaries, let alone ethical ones: when it's possible to do serious damage without crossing a border or firing a shot, where do you stop? NATO'...
03:57 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Android phones affected by another lockscreen bypass, fix is in the works
Since lockscreen bypass methods are apparently what's hot in the streets, it's no surprise that yet another one has surfaced, this time targeting Samsung's Android phones. A variant of another, earl...
03:17 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Steam Early Access makes public game tests a near-automatic affair
Many gotta-have-it-first gamers are very familiar with public betas and other chances to try titles before they officially reach the servers -- but not on Steam, where the closed system has usually ...
02:38 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget HP Labs builds a glasses-free, portable 3D display with wide viewing angles (video)
Typical attempts at a glasses-free 3D display have trouble with viewing angles; we're all too familiar with having to sit in a sweet spot to get the effect. HP Labs might have just solved this last ...
02:00 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget YouTube counts more than a billion unique users each month
What's ten times more popular than the Super Bowl? YouTube, apparently. According to the YouTube blog, more than a billion folks visit the streaming site every month -- and not just views, but uniqu...
01:43 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft execs' Xbox Live accounts hacked, investigation still underway
Microsoft has just confirmed that a group of hackers have indeed accessed the Xbox Live accounts of several of its past and present "high-profile" employees. News of the breach was first reported by...
01:07 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget NYC MTA to install 90 futuristic touchscreen kiosks across the subway
Replacing those unused telephones that still dot the streets of NYC with high-tech kiosks is just the start. Control Group, one of the companies looking to Reinvent Payphones, has been hired by the ...
12:16 am EST - Thu, March 21, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Gridcase's Reactor lets you manually resuscitate your iPhone 5
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...
11:34 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget AT&T Wireless Home Phone goes prepaid, emulates landlines on demand
We can't say that most attempts to replicate the landline experience with a wireless link have panned out -- Verizon Hub, anyone? AT&T is wagering that it can overcome some of that hesitance wit...
11:02 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget iOS 6.1.3 screen lock bypass uncovered (video)
Remember how yesterday's release of iOS 6.1.3 was supposed to fix a security hole that allowed one to bypass the lock screen? Well, turns out Apple's got a bit more work to do. Today, a new lock scr...
10:46 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Early leak shows what Google Play version 4.0 might be (video)
Even as Facebook is testing an end-run around Google's app repository, the company's next version of the Play store has apparently been revealed on Droid-Life. Pictures and a hands-on video reveal a...
10:26 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.20.2013
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...
10:00 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The internet may be killing cash
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. We worship money. It can be exchanged for life-sustaining stuff, ...
09:39 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Google Play Books now available in Mexico
Despite going on quite the world tour, Google Play Books hasn't been available as close by as Mexico. That's been rectified: the online bookstore is now open in the country, with both local titles a...
09:21 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget GarageBand for iOS gets Audiobus support, plays nicely with other apps
Still haven't found the sound you're looking for in Apple's iOS GarageBand offering? The newly released version 1.4 broadens the music app's horizons, thanks to Audiobus compatibility, letting it wo...
08:59 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Windows Embedded 8 Industry scheduled for release first week of April
Two short months after issuing a Release Preview, Microsoft's fully realized Windows Embedded 8 is ready for the POS terminals it helps to operate. The OS, heavily utilized across healthcare, manufa...
08:37 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Google Keep note taking service officially launches on web and Android (video)
The Google Keep note taking service that leaked out a few days ago has officially launched. There's a website and an Android app for now, and a post on the Google Drive blog it's intended for users ...
08:21 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Google Currents for Android now supports audio playback, improves syncing between devices
We don't see the Android -- or iOS, for that matter -- version of Google Currents get quite as many updates as, say, Google+ or Maps, but today its Mountain View creators have stuffed the app w...
08:03 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 20th: 60-inch Sharp AQUOS HDTV and 24-inch ASUS display
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 ...
07:45 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Google search adds sports info, gets a bad case of March Madness
Google's big push toward richer search just got a bit more sporty. The site announced that it's adding sports schedules, stats and other contextual information to its results. Interested parties can...
07:26 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget YouTube searches are now on Google Trends
Remember that day when you first discovered YouTube, and you wasted approximately 100 percent of your working hours just clicking around? Now, Google's making it even easier to see what was popular ...
07:07 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget AGU study says Voyager 1 has reached interstellar space, but NASA remains skeptical
It would be an understatement to say there's been a long build-up to the moment when Voyager 1 ventures into interstellar space: scientists thought the probe was on the edge back in 2010, and we've ...
06:46 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget SpaceX's Merlin 1D engine gets flight qualified, Musk expects launch this year
It's been quite the eventful year for the team at SpaceX. A few weeks after sending a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, Elon Musk's company announced that its Merlin 1D engine manag...
06:46 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget SpaceX's Merlin 1D engine gets flight qualified, Musk expects launch this year (update)
It's been quite the eventful year for the team at SpaceX. A few weeks after sending a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, Elon Musk's company announced that its Merlin 1D engine manag...
06:22 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Pebble updates smartwatch firmware to version 1.9, improved interface and Snake game in tow
Sony's not the only manufacturer updating its smartwatch firmware this week. Pebble's pushing an update, too, with a few changes on the way. Version 1.9, which has already begun rolling out to users...
06:16 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Valve's 'Sea of Cubes,' and the challenges of working with augmented reality
Valve Software's experiments with virtual reality, most recently exposed as a "VR Mode" of its popular free-to-play shooter Team Fortress 2, are actually just an offshoot of the company's longer-ter...
06:01 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget JetBlue names in-flight WiFi service: Fly-Fi, powered by ViaSat Exede
During today's analyst event, JetBlue shared some more details about its upcoming in-flight WiFi product. The service, which will be powered by ViaSat's Exede, has been coined "Fly-Fi," and the airl...
05:36 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Rogers clears Suretap NFC payments on some Android and BlackBerry 10 devices
While Canadians got a major NFC payment system through Rogers' Suretap service late last year, it was largely defined by what it couldn't do: there was only one platform to use, in only some places,...
05:07 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Jeff Bezos highlights finds from F-1 engine underwater 'sculpture garden'
You'd think running a company like Amazon would keep a guy busy. But like many of his fellow billionaires, Jeff Bezos still has big dreams. Space dreams. As of late, the exec's been spending time on...
04:32 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook's first direct app update heads to Google Play, won't be the last
More than a few of us were surprised when Facebook tried pushing Android app updates outside of Google Play. Was it switching app distribution models? Not quite. We've since learned that Facebook wa...
03:41 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung, Flo Rida introduce massive Giga Sound MX-FS9000 speakers
Kate Upton, Eli Manning -- this is a seriously star-studded Samsung event here in New York -- and the latest celebrity to step up on stage is Flo Rida, who helped unveil the new, super-sized Giga So...
03:41 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung, Flo Rida introduce massive Giga Sound MX-FS9000 speakers (update: hands-on video)
Kate Upton, Eli Manning -- this is a seriously star-studded Samsung event here in New York -- and the latest celebrity to step up on stage is Flo Rida, who helped unveil the new, super-sized Giga So...
03:36 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today
We wouldn't blame you if, three months into 2013, you'd let those new year's resolutions slide a bit. Luckily for you, Withings is giving you a chance to wipe the slate clean after launching its air...
03:00 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces pricing for S9 UHD TV: $39,999, shipping in late March
At its home entertainment event in New York City today, Samsung filled in the details about the HDTV lineup we first glimpsed at CES 2013 in January. If you recall, several high-profile sets were fi...
02:53 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Sprint allows its prepaid carrier partners to de-brand Android phones, rid devices of bloatware
In a move that could only be viewed as a step in the right direction, Sprint has just made a major move in the battle against bloatware. It's newly-unveiled Custom Branded Device Program is being in...
01:47 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's GRID VCA now available to graphic crunching pros at a cool $24,900
While it won't supercharge Crysis or other games like its upcoming Cloud Gaming device may, NVIDIA's GRID Visual Computing Appliance is now up for grabs to designers, animators and visual production...
01:00 pm EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Toshiba showcases 2013 AV range and updated Cloud TV platform (eyes-on)
Toshiba isn't the first name you'd associate with exciting products, but recently we were invited to check out its 2013 selection of AV gear in the hope we'd be dazzled by pixel counts and the IQ of...
11:54 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Wireless 'under the skin' prototype implant beams instant blood test read-outs to your smartphone
A new blood-testing sensor that lies under the surface of the skin has been developed by a team of scientists in Switzerland. While that may not be particularly notable alone, this half-inch prototy...
10:53 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Send to Kindle buttons now available for web publishers and Wordpress bloggers
Up until now, if you wanted to send content from a website directly to your Kindle for later reading, you had to install a browser extension. Now, however, you don't necessarily have to if the site ...
09:47 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget EPFL mixes graphene and molybdenite to make very efficient, flexible flash memory
We've seen graphene chips, and we've seen molybdenite chips. What would happen if we combined the two? If EPFL's experimental flash memory is any clue, we might get one of the better blends since ch...
08:52 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 'not secure enough' for UK government workers
Hitting one of Blackberry's key markets in the British Isles, its new smartphone platform (and the Balance software that divides work and personal profiles on the Z10) hasn't passed the security rig...
08:52 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 'not secure enough' for UK government workers (update: GCHQ responds)
Hitting one of Blackberry's key markets in the British Isles, its new smartphone platform (and the Balance software that divides work and personal profiles on the Z10) hasn't passed the security ri...
08:52 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 not secure enough for UK government workers -- yet (updated: GCHQ responds)
Hitting one of Blackberry's key markets in the British Isles, its new smartphone platform (and the Balance software that divides work and personal profiles on the Z10) hasn't passed the security rig...
08:00 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Logitech rebrands gaming line with same name, announces bounty of peripherals
Logitech's G-prefixed gaming peripherals have been around for awhile, but they were never part of an official gaming line. That changes today, with the introduction of Logitech G, the company's offi...
07:14 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget MyFitnessPal app to sync data with NetPulse and Matrix 7xi equipment
It's all well and good to maintain a food diary and an exercise log on your path to get fitter, but sometimes it's a pain to enter workout stats manually. MyFitnessPal has partnered up with Johnson ...
06:05 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Canonical cuts support for non-LTS versions of Ubuntu, users now get nine months of bug fixes
Until now, people who downloaded non-LTS (long-term support) versions of Ubuntu were treated to a lengthy support period -- a full 18 months. Now, though, Ubuntu's technical board is shortening that...
05:19 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Skitch 2.0 for Windows improves layout, performance, adds social sharing
It's only been a few short months since the last Skitch for Windows 8 update, but before you can say "spring equinox," it's time for another one. Release 2.0 boasts a number of improvements over its...
04:34 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Sonos offers up same bass, less shine with limited edition matte black Sub
Love floor-shaking bass, but can't stand the idea of accidentally catching your own reflection whilst seated on the couch? Good news -- well, limited good news, that is. Sonos has opted to make avai...
04:00 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Jawbone Up fitness band gets an Android app, wider availability outside the US
Well, this took long enough, don'tcha think? Ever since the original Jawbone Up fitness tracker came out, we've been saying it needs an Android app so you can use it with more than just an iDevice. ...
03:38 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts Capture tool lets you snap screenshots with a click
Beginning soon, Google+ users will be able to take screenshots of content within a Hangout using the new Capture tool. Once the feature rolls out, simply click the camera button at the bottom o...
03:14 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Amazon Whispercast for Kindle now lets organizations manage mass app distribution on Fire tablets
When Amazon introduced its Kindle Whispercast service back in October, it did so with the promise that '"bulk app distribution" would be coming soon for Fire tablets. Fast forward to today and that ...
02:43 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Twitter granted patent on itself
What do Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Christopher "Biz" Stone have in common with Thomas Edison? That's easy, they're all patent holders. Issued today, the USPTO's database details a messaging...
02:17 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber to expand its footprint (slightly) beyond Kansas City to Olathe, KS
While our zipcodes still haven't popped up on Google's gigabit-connected list, it announced tonight that Google Fiber is coming to the Kansas City suburb of Olathe, KS. The Olathe City Council appro...
01:38 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft lets companies buy Surface tablets in bulk
As often as Microsoft pitches the Surface and Surface Pro as tablets for getting work done, corporate customers haven't had an easy way to order the devices by the bushel. We know that the process ...
01:14 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 341 - 03.19.2013
Hopefully you tuned into our Engadget HD panel from Expand this weekend, as we kick off this week's podcast discussing some of the topics covered by our guests from TiVo, Sling and Boxee. We also co...
12:48 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget New Swype beta touts additional Advanced Language Models, Smart Editor enhancements
Swype's been doing pretty well at keeping the early-adopting folk equipped with the latest and greatest it has to offer in the swiping-instead-of-typing world. And to keep the ball rolling, a new Sw...
12:27 am EST - Wed, March 20, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile 'UnCarrier' plans possibly leaked, make unlimited talk and text a given (updated)
T-Mobile made much ado at CES of its desire to become the "UnCarrier," with steps away from subsidies and the usual complexities of smartphones. Thanks to tipsters, we have a better sense of what th...
11:52 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Humble Bundle game sales now coming weekly, starting with Bastion
Who would've thought that letting consumers pay what they think is fair for quality games would prove popular? That's the concept behind Humble Bundle, and so far, it's been rather good to developer...
11:18 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Mysterious Toshiba Portege Z10t tablet (yes, tablet) hits the FCC
A Toshiba Portege Z10t tablet has stopped by the FCC -- and yes, you read that correctly. The Portege name is most readily associated with Toshiba's line of Ultrabooks, but this FCC filing hints at ...
10:53 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget eMusic CEO steps down as site merges with e-book distributor
It's only March, but 2013's already proving to be quite the wild ride for music distribution trailblazer, eMusic. A month after eschewing its long time subscription-only model by adding direct music...
10:30 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.19.2013
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...
10:11 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Herschel telescope detects some of the youngest stars ever seen
Astronomers at the Herschel space observatory have discovered some of the youngest stars ever seen, NASA reports. With observations from the Herschel telescope as well as the Spitzer Space Telescope...
09:47 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget This leaked 5-inch ZTE handset could be headed to Sprint's LTE lineup
Much of ZTE's MWC 2013 focus was its desire to go from white label to global brand name. And from the looks of these leaked shots, the Chinese OEM's taking that goal seriously, purportedly prepping ...
09:22 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch steps down, reportedly leaving for Apple
CNBC just reported that Kevin Lynch, Adobe's CTO, is stepping down and apparently leaving the company for Apple. Adobe made the announcement this afternoon along with its earnings report and an 8-K ...
09:22 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch steps down, reportedly leaving for Apple (updated)
CNBC has reported that Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is stepping down. According to All Things D, the executive submitted his resignation just yesterday, with plans to "pursue other opportunities." An Adobe...
09:16 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Bring on the cat GIFs! Google adds animated filter to image search
Do you find yourself spending countless hours combing through image searches looking for GIFs of cats wearing sunglasses telling people to "deal with it"? If so, then your lack of productivity is ab...
08:50 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook alums plan WiFi network to support 68,500 fans at 49ers' stadium
The 49ers may not have won the Super Bowl, but at least fans will have something to look forward to during the 2014 season. The brand new Santa Clara Stadium, which boasts 68,500 seats and an estima...
08:50 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook alumni plan WiFi network to support 68,500 fans at 49ers' stadium
The 49ers may not have won the Super Bowl, but at least fans will have something to look forward to during the 2014 season. The brand new Santa Clara Stadium, which boasts 68,500 seats and an estima...
08:24 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant app for Xbox 360 goes live for Gold subscribers
We knew that Redbox Instant would be coming to Xbox 360, it was specifically betrayed by a leak way back in November and the company has been pretty up front about the planned support. Now the app i...
07:59 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Evernote Food for iOS now lets you share recipes, adds support for OpenTable reservations
Food is an undoubtedly essential part of life -- and, in a rather digital age, some could certainly make the same argument about app updates, right? Well, combining the best of both worlds, today Ev...
07:33 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget DoJ now in favor of using search warrants to access user email
The United States Justice Department seems to be listening to cries from Google (among others) that the 1986 ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act) should be revised to reflect the vastly diff...
07:09 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Intel launches Media Server Reference Design to speed up set-top box creation
It's no secret that Intel wants more of a presence in the living room, even if it's sometimes less than welcome. The chip giant's new Media Server Reference Design might be key to getting that foot ...
06:41 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus on Apple TV redesigned with simplicity and easy discovery features in mind
It's not often that we see those services present on the Apple TV get tweaked, but today Hulu announced its Plus offering has been on the receiving end of a major design overhaul. Clearly taking a c...
06:17 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA reveals Volta next-gen GPU platform
We're here at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, and company CEO Jen Hsun-Huang has just revealed the next step in its GPU roadmap. Called Volta, it's scheduled to arrive after Maxwell,...
06:02 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget GameStick shipping dev units this month, marks progress on controller, SDK and UI
Things seem to be rolling along nicely for Kickstarter success story, GameStick. The makers of the compact Android console will be shipping a dev unit later this month, measuring slightly larger tha...
05:36 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA updates its mobile roadmap: Logan and Parker, mobile SoCs packing Kepler and Maxwell GPUs
Thought the new Tegra 4i was the bees knees when it we saw it last month? Well, NVIDIA gave us a bit more info on the next steps in the Tegra roadmap, Logan and Stark Parker. It turns out that these...
05:21 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft, unnamed business partners being investigated by US government over foreign bribery
Microsoft is under investigation by United States regulators over software bribery claims involving foreign government officials, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing "people familiar with the ma...
05:07 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Sony updates SmartWatch with notification previews, new watch faces and better search
Now that connected watches have officially become the 'it' gadget to innovate (see: Pebble, I'm Watch and Apple), Sony can't just sit back and let its SmartWatch quietly finds its footing. Which is ...
04:51 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update incoming for Verizon's Galaxy Nexus, rollout to begin 'in phases' today
Verizon's Galaxy Nexus is largely considered to be the (Big) Redheaded stepchild of the Nexus line, lagging behind its purebred bretheren in the update department. But the delays are getting shorter...
04:40 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Google Drive Realtime API arrives, lets developers make collaborative apps
Google has been eager to have programmers weave Google Drive sharing and syncing into their apps, but the coveted live collaboration has remained solely in Google's domain. Until today, that is. The...
04:33 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift could work on current and next-gen consoles
Think virtual reality is the exclusive playground of the PC gaming elite? It doesn't have to be. Oculus VR's Nate Mitchell says it's a matter of development support and interest. "Basically, the bar...
04:29 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 to patch lock screen security hole
A month to the day after Apple issued iOS 6.1.2 in order to patch an Exchange bug, the company has pushed out iOS 6.1.3 today to seal up a security hole that allowed a complex combination of finagli...
04:15 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Oculus' Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell on the past, present and future of the Rift
As geeks, we have a tendency to let our imaginations run away with us. Science fiction-fueled dreams conjure up images of flying cars, robots and artificial reality. We judge our gadgets by the arbi...
04:13 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Wacom Cintiq 13HD graphics display hands-on (video)
Here's the thing with Wacom's latest Cintiqs: the bigger the display, the more straightforward the buying decision tends to be. The Cintiq 22HD and 24HD dominate at the professional high-end, but, a...
04:01 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Virtual Reality now: hands-on with the Oculus Rift final development kit
On a sunny Southern California afternoon, Oculus VR's founder, Palmer Luckey, its VP of Product, Nate Mitchell, its press agent, a film crew, photographers and a pair of Engadget's editors occupy a ...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Digital Storm's Hailstorm II relieves you of gaming PC claustrophobia, $2,760 cash
What's the price for glory? Digital Storm's just launched its latest flagship PC gaming platform, the Hailstorm II, letting serious players part with anywhere between $2,700 and $8,000-plus. A seque...
03:41 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Hudson Booksellers opens online store, expands beyond overpriced sundries
Is it not enough to make a killing selling $5 bottles of Dasani and two-pill packs of Tylenol? Hudson Booksellers, from the folks behind those fine Hudson News airport establishments, has begun pedd...
03:17 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Canon's tiny next-gen EOS Rebel spied, reportedly with modest specs to match
It's virtually an annual tradition for Canon to unveil new EOS Rebel DSLRs well before the summer hits, and we're very nearly due for the next installment. It shouldn't be a shock, then, that Digica...
02:55 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget EU commission calls for better enforcement following Apple warranty dust up
In 2011 Apple found itself in some hot water for failing to provide the legally required two-year warranty to European consumers. But, since being slapped with a €900,000 fine by Italy in Decem...
02:32 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Google testifies before House of Representatives, calls for updated email privacy laws
Google's legal director of law enforcement and information security, Richard Salgado, is set to testify before the US House of Representatives this morning about the need for new email privacy legis...
02:17 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget HTC flagship becomes the One to wait for, component shortages blamed for delays
Fresh on the heels of last week's editorial comes confirmation that HTC's superior hardware isn't being overlooked by consumers alone. According to a statement in the Wall Street Journal, an HTC exe...
01:56 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget ZTE partnering with Intrepidus to secure future smartphones
ZTE is building up quite a name for itself here in the US and as its market share grows, so too do the concerns about the company and its wares. Though the Chinese manufacturer isn't saying as much,...
01:27 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget NYT: ABC crafting live streaming app for tablets, phones
According to unidentified sources speaking with The New York Times' media desk, ABC is currently working on a mobile application to bring its broadcast programming to mobiles and tablets. Unlike CBS...
12:58 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Spotify lifts the five-play cap per track for free listening in the UK
There's been a Sword of Damocles looming for months over Spotify's free tier: after a reprieve, some listeners past the six-month trial phase have been capped at five plays per track. Spotify must n...
12:23 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone 8 gets HD video, People Hub integration in latest update
Avid Skype video users on Windows Phone 8, now is the time to get your hair did -- HD video is now possible employing "higher-end" WP8 devices, such as the Lumia 920, HTC 8X, and Samsung Ativ S. "Lo...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget LG suspects Samsung of infringing its eye-tracking patents with the Galaxy S 4
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 isn't even available yet, but already it's being eyed for possible patent infringement. According to a report from Korea's Yonhap News, LG suspects the S 4 might violate eye-tra...
11:32 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Nike selects ten companies to participate in Accelerator program
A couple of months after Nike opened its Accelerator startup program for registration, the sportswear giant has deemed just ten companies out of hundreds of applicants to be worthy enough to jump on...
11:01 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Sky Sports comes to Now TV: 9.99 for 24 hours
In an attempt to offer a compromise for UK viewers who may want to watch the occasional sporting event but don't want a full pay-TV package, Sky Sports is available in pay-as-you-go form on its Now ...
10:10 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Google Flight Search reaches France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK
While Google Flight Search covers the far corners of the Earth, many of the people who live in those corners haven't had a similar option to explore the world of air travel. Google is taking at leas...
08:46 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia obtains injunction on HTC in Germany over battery saving wireless technology
Last May Nokia announced a serious patent offensive against several companies, one of which is HTC. According to FOSS Patents, today a German court awarded Nokia a patent injunction based on power s...
07:53 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget ARM CEO Warren East will retire in July, president Simon Segars to take over
Warren East has overseen a sharp rise in the fortuns of ARM Holdings plc over the last few years, but tonight the company announced he will step down effective July 1st. Stepping into the lead role ...
07:01 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Wacom announces the Cintiq 13HD: a 13-inch pen display with Pro Pen in tow for $999
Sure, Wacom's Cintiq 24HD is an excellent piece of kit for design pros, but the unit is quite the behemoth and the 22-inch offering still requires a lot of desk space. There's no need to worry about...
06:49 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung VP confirms work on a watch, among other future products
Rumors of a new smart watch are following more than just one particular tech company, and like Apple there have been suggestions Samsung is working on such a product. Bloomberg reports mobile execut...
06:10 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget XBMC 12.1 makes full use of iPhone 5, improves Raspberry Pi player and more
The XBMC crew hasn't been distracted by its early work on XBMC 13 Gotham -- it's more than willing to share the love with those who are still busy with Frodo's adventures. A just-launched XBMC 12.1 ...
05:00 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung heading to six new countries
If Chromebooks from Acer, HP and Samsung have struck your fancy but haven't been available in your country, your fortune might have just changed. Google's proclaimed that Chrome OS laptops from the ...
04:00 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins embraces Lightning: refreshes Zeppelin Air, intros Z2 AirPlay speaker
Roughly two years ago AirPlay WiFi streaming was becoming a major force, especially thanks to companies like Bowers & Wilkins updating their speakers systems to feature the standard. Two years l...
02:36 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget AT&T intros extra-large Mobile Share and pooled data plans with business in mind
We can't vouch with any certainty that individual subscribers have embraced AT&T's Mobile Share plans with open arms. Corporate customers (and simply the very well-heeled) are another matter: th...
01:24 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget BB10 is ready to ship, BlackBerry's marketing department does its best Etta James parody (video)
Their phones are fine and dandy, but we liked the band before it sold out.Filed under: BlackberryCommentsVia: AllThingsD...
12:16 am EST - Tue, March 19, 2013
Engadget Google Maps brings you to Everest, Kilimanjaro with all your toes intact
Living vicariously just got a bit more exciting. Google Maps had added some of the most famous (and highest) mountains in the world to Street View. The list includes Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mount El...
11:59 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Monday, and you know what that means; another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:30PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ...
11:51 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 18th - 24th)
March Madness is dominating the TV schedule, but a number of shows are back with new episodes or premieres. The Hobbit comes to Blu-ray (in 3D, but not 48fps... yet) this week, and Continuum has its...
11:05 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.18.2013
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...
10:34 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon to update the Droid 4 with Jelly Bean 4.1 starting tomorrow
It's always a good day when we can report on older handsets getting updated with some fresher software. If you happen to have bought the Droid 4 when it came out on Verizon last year, then today's y...
10:05 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Tech is a flock of starlings
You've seen the videos -- thousands of starlings flocking in the sky to swirl and surge across wide, cloudless backdrops. The beauty of their coordinated motion is stunning. The phenomenon is expres...
09:32 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Compulsory upgrades to Windows 7 SP1 will start rolling out tomorrow
If you're a Windows 7 user and you've been dragging your heels when it comes to that Service Pack 1 upgrade, then prepare to get an extra dose of encouragement from Microsoft. Starting tomorrow, the...
09:06 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget IRL: Clocks for Mac, Pong Research iPhone 5 case and the BlackBerry Z10
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. Is saying ...
08:38 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello resigns, Larry Probst appointed Executive Chairman
Electronic Arts has had a rough go of it lately due to the launch difficulties of Sim City. Today, TechCrunch reports that the company is changing its leadership at the top, with CEO John Riccitiello...
08:38 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello resigns, Larry Probst appointed Executive Chairman (update)
Electronic Arts has had a rough go of it lately due to the launch difficulties of Sim City. Today, TechCrunch reports that the company is changing its leadership at the top, with CEO John Riccitiello...
08:14 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile planning March 26th press event, hints at strategy change
It's been a slow news day for most of the tech industry, but it's been a helluva Monday for T-Mobile. First the carrier announced expansion plans for its fledgling LTE network, and said that the Gal...
07:40 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Gmail update lets Jelly Bean users archive and reply to emails from notifications
Got a relatively recent version of Android on your smartphone? Good, because today, Google's giving Jelly Bean users another reason to be happy. In the company's latest update to Gmail, users will n...
07:28 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift won't come bundled with Doom 3, credit or refund offered instead
This news is likely to be a bit disappointing to some Oculus Rift backers. Project supporters were set to be rewarded with a copy of Doom 3: BFG Edition, which was to arrive bundled with each develo...
06:54 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget ST-Ericsson joint venture begins dissolution process, 1,600 jobs gone in the process
It's typically a bad sign when a major semiconductor company sees its CEO walk away, and no one in adjoining offices stops to do anything about it. Such is the case with ST-Ericsson, a (now) failed ...
06:09 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Playing an actual game with Oculus Rift: hands-on with Valve's Team Fortress 2 'VR Mode'
Valve's free-to-play first-person shooter, Team Fortress 2, is getting Oculus Rift support with its VR Mode update in the coming weeks. Think of it as a large beta test -- Oculus Rift dev kits ship ...
05:45 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Valve's Joe Ludwig on the uncertain future of virtual reality and partnering with Oculus
It's a beautiful late winter day in Bellevue, Wash. Instead of enjoying the outdoors, I'm sitting in a rectangular white room with four programmers, surrounded by three walls covered in augmented re...
05:40 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Valve's Team Fortress 2 is Oculus Rift's first game, free 'VR Mode' update coming soon
We've known for some time now that Valve was working on virtual reality support for its perpetually updated free-to-play shooter, Team Fortress 2. The company's even giving a duo of talks at the upc...
05:32 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Pinterest redesign shows pins related by creator and popularity, stokes curiosity
Going on a Pinterest spree isn't always easy -- not when there's been extra work involved in exploring someone else's board, or figuring out what else is similar. The company may have licked both of...
05:32 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Pinterest redesign shows pins related by creator and activity, stokes curiosity
Going on a Pinterest spree isn't always easy -- not when there's been extra work involved in exploring someone else's board, or figuring out what else is similar. The company may have licked both of...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Turtle Beach XP Seven Series headset review: a new era of tournament-grade gaming audio
Get out of your seat -- okay, you don't really have to do that. Turtle Beach, however, is certainly hoping its new headset won't have you stuck there. After months of teasing, it's finally here. Thi...
04:39 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand wrap-up: Google, Kinect, electric cars, robots, makers and more!
Not all that long ago, we were staring at spreadsheets, table layouts and sketch-ups, squinting our eyes and attempting to wrap our brains around all of it. On Friday, we popped by Fort Mason in San...
04:15 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Fighting Walrus Radio turns your iPad or iPhone into a UAV controller (video)
So, here's a situation: you'd love to your iPhone or iPad to control your UAV collection, and you're pretty obsessed with collecting as many of these UAVs as possible. Aside from undoubtedly landing...
03:51 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon in talks to charge for TV channels based on real viewing time
Few of us like paying for TV we don't use, and there's been attempts to fix a broken model that makes TV providers pay for channels in blocks, no matter the viewer interest. Verizon's lead programmi...
03:23 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Aviary launches photo-editing SDK for Windows 8 developers
Thanks to a partnership with AMD and Microsoft, Aviary's Photo Editor SDK will be available to Windows 8 developers starting today. While in the long run this could mean Windows 8 will gain more pho...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Elroy is smarter than your average Bluetooth earbuds
Tangled earbuds may pass as artwork in Portland(ia), but in real life, they're nothing short of an irritating mess. Fortunately, that's where Bluetooth alternatives come into play, and there's a new...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Elroy is smarter than your average Bluetooth earbuds (video)
Tangled earbuds may pass as artwork in Portland(ia), but in real life, they're nothing short of an irritating mess. Fortunately, that's where Bluetooth alternatives come into play, and there's a new...
02:55 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Google Drive suffering from service outage
If there's ever a great time for Google Drive to start having issues, it's first thing on a Monday morning. We've received a not-inconsiderable fleet of tips from readers saying their access to the ...
02:42 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Cartoonist Paul Pope backstage at Expand (video)
Cartoonist Paul Pope of Batman: Year 100 fame swung by Expand's backstage to explore sci-fi and the state of comics. Interviewed by our own Brian Heater and Jeff Newelt (who gave us a hand on Expand...
02:19 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu software uses a smartphone's camera to measure your pulse
There seems to be an unwritten rule that Japanese carriers and smartphone makers need to dedicate R&D spend to bettering the lives of their users. And we certainly can't argue with that. NTT DoC...
02:01 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III leaked in purple, pegged for April release on Sprint
Starting next month, Sprint loyalists will likely be able to get their paws around the Galaxy S 4. Or, if the budget has been a bit tight, a brand new Galaxy S III. The image above has been posted b...
01:27 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Indiegogo's Danae Ringelmann backstage at Expand (video)
Crowdfunding has taken the world of consumer electronics by storm. Heck, even Expand has been dragged into the frenzy: we've taken our Insert Coin feature and turned it into a full-blown competition...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's LTE ambitions get real: network expansion, the BlackBerry Z10 and an OTA update for the Galaxy Note II
AT&T's failed acquisition was the best thing to ever happen to T-Mobile. As a consequence of the failed merger, the fourth place wireless carrier received AWS spectrum in over 100 markets, a cas...
12:40 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch gets a Mario watch face in first public SDK, because why not?
In case you missed our Pebble smartwatch review, here's a one-sentence recap: its functionality is pretty limited at the moment, but it does what it does very well, and it's reasonably priced, too -...
12:40 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch gets a Nintendo-inspired watch face in first public SDK, because why not?
In case you missed our Pebble smartwatch review, here's a one-sentence recap: its functionality is pretty limited at the moment, but it does what it does very well, and it's reasonably priced, too -...
12:14 pm EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Google Keep briefly teases note-taking utility for Drive, vanishes soon after
Another day, another leak from Google. As The Next Web reports, a note-collecting service called Keep was accessible on Google Drive for a short period of time last night -- and if your short-term m...
11:42 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Sharp will miss deadline for $60M Qualcomm investment, is getting an extension instead
If you recall, Sharp hit the jackpot back in December, when Qualcomm promised to invest around $120 million in the troubled company in exchange for a five percent stake. Sharp already received the f...
11:07 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft will end support for Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 in the second half of 2014
Historically, Microsoft has been fairly transparent about its plans to support older versions of Windows -- and it tends to give users a nice, long heads up, too. Until now, though, that hasn't alwa...
10:00 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia SP announced, we go hands-on (video)
While the Sony's Xperia Z tablet and smartphone occupy its high-end Android selection, it's now the turn of the middleweights. Say hello to the Xperia SP, a 4.6-inch phone that ties together the som...
10:00 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia L: a budget Android device with a focus on imaging and style
The days of the new Sony Mobile are now long past. Two years in, and the company appears to have hit a stride with its smartphone portfolio, churning out new Xperias on a consistent basis. And today...
07:41 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: New Challengers winner Ziphius backstage at Expand (video)
Now that our Insert Coin: New Challengers contestants had duked it out and the judges have made their decision, we have a winner: Ziphius. Not only did the bot win $20,000 thanks to deliberation by ...
06:35 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Canon's unannounced $800 18MP EOS-b DSLR pops up on Best Buy's website for pre-order
It looks as though Canon will have a new DSLR to announce very shortly, if a listing on Best Buy's website is any indicator. The page offers us no images to ogle, but it betrays an unannounced 18-me...
05:31 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Sony's 2013 HDTVs start shipping, quantum dots are on the way
We got a peek at Sony's 2013 HDTV lineup during CES in January, and now the company has announced they're starting to roll out and confirmed official pricing. The new sets add features like NFC, MHL...
04:10 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget PowerKiss joins Power Matters Alliance, plans to expand wireless charging standard in Europe
Now might be the time to familiarize yourself with the Power Matters Alliance (PMA). The industry's most recognizable standard, Qi, is facing serious competition from the PMA, which has garnered sup...
02:44 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget How would you change Maingear's Pulse 11?
Gaming laptops are tricky beasts to review, since you're naturally sacrificing those normally cherished qualities (battery life, portability) for pure performance. When your humble narrator reviewed...
01:49 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: Panasonic may end plasma HDTV production soon
While we've heard rumors of the death of plasmas before, Japanese business paper The Nikkei is reporting that Panasonic may stop using the technology in fiscal 2014. Without citing sources, it claim...
01:22 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift's Nate Mitchell backstage at Expand (video)
Nate Mitchell, Vice President of Product for Oculus Rift, was in the spotlight here at Expand discussing gaming hardware, such as the firm's VR headset, and what it means for the future with folks f...
01:22 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Oculus VR's Nate Mitchell backstage at Expand (video)
Nate Mitchell, vice president of product for Oculus VR, was in the spotlight here at Expand discussing gaming hardware, such as the firm's VR headset, and what it means for the future with folks fro...
01:00 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 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 ...
12:47 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Razer's John Wilson backstage at Expand (video)
If you've laid hands (or just eyes) on Razer's Blade, Edge, Switchblade or Hydra, then you're familiar with John Wilson's work. As VP of the firm's Systems Product Group, Wilson has headed up the de...
12:20 am EST - Mon, March 18, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Insert Coin Awards (video)
It's all been leading up to this! We narrowed it down to 10 semifinalists, and you helped us whittle the list down to five -- and now we're ready to announce the winner of our first-ever Insert Coin...
11:50 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Ask The Editors (video)
You've already had the chance to hear from our parade of speakers, but now's the time to ask us some questions! So, what do you want to know? March 17, 2013 8:00 PM EDT For a full list of Expand ses...
11:23 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget DJ Spooky backstage at Expand (video)
Paul "DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid" Miller is a veritable renaissance man: he's a conceptual artist, writer and musician. After playing a special set here at Expand and chatting with us on stage, h...
11:15 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Infinite Loop: Analyzing Apple from the Outside liveblog
For a company that's being so relentlessly scrutinized, it's almost baffling that Apple can still wheel out the odd surprise every now and again. We've assembled a gaggle of professional Cupertino-w...
10:45 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Infinite Loop: Analyzing Apple from the Outside (video)
Engadget Editor-in-Chief Tim Stevens will be joined on-stage by Victor Agreda Jr. (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), Gene Munster and MG Siegler (TechCrunch) to discuss the history of Apple's products -...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 03.11.2013
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...
10:15 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Chrome on the range
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If Chrome OS didn't start out with an inferiority complex living in the shadow of the massive adoption of its cousin...
10:05 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Better Living Through Technology (video)
Emerging technologies have the potential to impact our health and well being, and we'll be talking with Ekso Bionics' Co-founder & CTO Russ Angold and Intuitive Surgical's Senior Director of Res...
09:30 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Gaming's New Frontiers liveblog
Want to know what the future of gaming will be? Odds are that the panel we're hosting now at Engadget Expand has the answer. Our very own Ben Gilbert is sitting down with NVIDIA Product Marketing VP...
09:23 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo bringing contactless payments to certain NFC-enabled ThinkPads in 2013
Select ThinkPad owners may be making online purchases simply by tapping a compatible credit card to an embedded NFC reader before 2013 is through. Lenovo reps confirmed that the tech would be coming...
09:20 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Gaming's New Frontiers (video)
Join us for a conversation with three companies that are reshaping the future of gaming: Senior Associate Editor Ben Gilbert will sit down with Ujesh Desai, Vice President of Product Marketing at NV...
09:07 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Boston Dynamic's Marc Raibert backstage at Expand (video)
Marc Raibert, president and chief robot lover of Boston Dynamics (of AlphaDog, BigDog and Pet-Proto fame), joined us on the Expand stage to discuss the present state and future of robotics. Raibert ...
08:50 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: DJ Spooky
We'll be joined onstage by artist, writer and musician DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid to discuss technology's impact on music. March 17, 2013 5:00 PM EDT For a full list of Expand sessions, be sure ...
08:50 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: DJ Spooky (video)
We'll be joined onstage by artist, writer and musician DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid to discuss technology's impact on music. March 17, 2013 5:00 PM EDT For a full list of Expand sessions, be sure ...
08:27 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Corinna Proctor and Jason Parrish backstage at Expand (video)
We spent some time on stage with two of the Lenovo's honchos to talk about how the ThinkPad brand has braved the test of time and take a look at what's next. The firm's Senior Research Manager Corin...
08:05 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Tom Rivellini backstage at Expand (video)
If you truly were terrified during the Seven Minutes of Terror that saw the Curiosity Rover successfully land on Mars, you can blame NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Tom Rivellini. As JPL's Principa...
07:31 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's war-torn ThinkPad Terminator edition hands-on: it's not for sale... yet
During my discussions with Lenovo's team about the research involved in reshaping the ThinkPad line, they clued me in on the beast you see above. That, friends, is cutely referred to as the ThinkPad...
07:04 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Shepard Fairey's mission patch for CASIS ARK 1 (video)
Remember those old-school NASA mission patches that spacefarers would proudly wear upon their shoulders as they bounced around the great beyond? CASIS, the agency's newly-minted non-profit wanted to...
06:50 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Toyota's Sheldon Brown backstage at Expand (video)
Toyota's Executive Program Manager Sheldon Brown took to the Expand stage to discuss how the automaker developed its fully-electric RAV4 and what the future of driving looks like. After chatting wit...
06:32 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget The inside story of Lenovo's ThinkPad redesign
"When you talk to end users about ports, they'll tell you how much they need them. They'll talk about the vast number of USB devices that they have. It's easy to hear that and determine that you nee...
06:30 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook: refined exterior, widened trackpad, shipping in April for $949
Lenovo's taking the wraps off of its newest ThinkPad here at Engadget Expand, but in fact, the T431s represents more than just a minor spec bump. It's actually the first ThinkPad borne out of Lenovo...
06:10 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Robopocalypse: Now liveblog
We'll be discussing the history and near-future of robotics with luminaries from Willow Garage, Boston Dynamics (yes, the people behind Big Dog) and 3D Robotics. Our editor-in-chief, Tim Stevens, is...
06:08 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo teases next-generation ThinkPad X series at Expand
Lenovo didn't hold back on the unveils here at Expand, and as if the ThinkPad T431s wasn't enough, the company just teased a next-generation of the X series ThinkPad line. In essence, what we saw is...
06:05 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Robopocalypse: Now (video)
Top honchos of 3D Robotics, Willow Garage and Boston Dynamics (yes, of BigDog fame) join us -- and some mechanical pals -- to discuss the past, present and future of robotics. March 17, 2013 2:15 ...
05:45 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad: From Research to Design liveblog
On the 20th anniversary of the ThinkPad, we sit down with Lenovo executives to talk about the brand's position as a leader in the business laptop space. We'll also discuss what it takes to keep an i...
05:35 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Lenovo ThinkPad: From Research to Design (video)
Lenovo's ThinkPad line is now 20 years old, and we're taking sometime to chat with Lenovo execs to discuss what's made the brand so popular among business-minded folks. In addition, we'll also take ...
05:00 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Feedly picks up over 500,000 Google Reader defectors
It looks like Feedly's promises of a "seamless transition" worked. The newsfeed service recently reported that more than 500,000 Google Reader users have joined its ranks following the announcement ...
04:32 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Space Exploration After the Shuttle liveblog
America's space shuttle program may have come to an end when Atlantis was laid to rest at the Kennedy Space Center, but that's done nothing to dampen our interest in the universe through which we fl...
04:20 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Space Exploration After the Shuttle (video)
Space travel's undergone a major transformation over the past few decades, with the end of the shuttle and the rise of commercial companies. We'll be joined by representatives from Google Lunar X Pr...
04:00 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget In Conversation with Sheldon Brown from Toyota Technical Center, USA liveblog
Toyota is no stranger to the hybrid realm and it has already introduced the fully-electric RAV4 EV SUV. Join us for this session where editor-in-chief Tim Stevens chats up Sheldon Brown, executive p...
03:50 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Toyota's Sheldon Brown (video)
We'll be joined on stage by Toyota's executive program manager, product development Sheldon Brown to discuss the car's company's presence in the hybrid market, and the RAV4 EV, which furthers its fo...
03:45 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget When and where to catch our Engadget Expand liveblogs today
Can't make it out to Engadget Expand at San Francisco's Fort Mason today? 'Tis a shame, but we're happy to help ease the pain a bit. You'll be able to watch livestreams of all of today's sessions on...
03:04 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Scanadu's Walter De Brouwer talks tricorders and time travel backstage at Expand (video)
Walter De Brouwer wants to make the tricorder a reality. The Scanadu founder and CEO took some time away from his Trekkie toiling at NASA's Ames Research Park to join our panel on the future of tech...
02:15 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Skyscraper competition, a solar death ray and HIV-killing bee venom
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. March marks the start of spring, and this week we saw lo...
01:44 pm EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Bob Heddle backstage at Expand (video)
Bob Heddle, director of Kinect for Windows, took to our stage today to talk about the evolution of Microsoft's gaming peripheral. After turning our editor-in-chief into a rather rubbery looking 3D...
10:39 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget USC starts a web hub for DIY, open source virtual reality projects
For the sheer variety of virtual reality headsets available, there's been few resources available for those who want to craft their own devices. USC wants to save us the effort of searching around. ...
07:00 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget NYFi wins NYC's Reinvent Payphones challenge, would serve free WiFi
There were numerous intriguing designs in New York City's Reinvent Payphones competition, but only one can win the vote. The people have made their choice: NYFi will serve as the inspiration for str...
07:00 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget NYFi wins NYC's Reinvent Payphones 'Popular Choice' award, would serve free WiFi (update)
Although six designs were awarded in New York City's Reinvent Payphones competition, it remained to be seen which of the six would be the people's favorite. After about a week's worth of voting on N...
02:37 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: budget AIO display for a Mac Pro?
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 Richard-Keith, who leapt before he lo...
01:35 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Engadget Expand's pier of arcade
There are very few things on this Earth that can make a view of the San Francisco Bay even more gorgeous than it already is, and a pier with 67 arcade games lined up side-by-side certainly qualifies...
01:00 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 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 a new smartphone to Cricket, insights from Verizon abo...
12:05 am EST - Sun, March 17, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: What's Next? A Glimpse Into the Future of Technology (video)
Sick of the present? Good, us too. We've gathered together a number of futurists and other thinkers to prognosticate on what's coming next in the world of technology. Let's meet back here for Expand...
11:27 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Robots, Lasers and Replicators: Making Science Fiction a Reality liveblog
We're live from the Robots, Lasers and Replicators panel at Engadget Expand! Veronica Belmont of Revision3, author Daniel Wilson, and John Scalzi join Engadget EIC Tim Stevens for the talk. Follow a...
11:20 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Robots, Lasers and Replicators: Making Science Fiction a Reality (video)
Science fiction? Or science fact? We explore the connection between fantastical technologies of the past and their real world analogs, along with Tekzilla's Veronica Belmont, Science Fiction and Fan...
11:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK gets significant update on March 18, includes Kinect Fusion and Interactions
Kinect for Windows is getting a big SDK update on March 18th to version 1.7 -- Redmond's calling it "our most significant update to the SDK since we released the first version" -- which includes the...
10:55 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Kinect for Windows Director Bob Heddle: In Conversation liveblog
Kinect has branched out from its gaming roots to PC interaction, and we're chatting with Bob Heddle, director, Kinect for Windows at Microsoft to see how the hardware is changing natural user-interf...
10:55 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Plair hands-on redux: a clever wireless video streaming HDMI dongle (video)
We didn't really get to see the Plair in action when we last saw it at CES, but luckily, it's here with us at Expand 2013! This time round we have a better understanding of what makes this $99, micr...
10:50 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Microsoft's Bob Heddle (video)
From gaming peripheral to PC input device, Microsoft's Kinect is changing the way we interact with our machines. We'll be speaking to Bob Heddle, director, Kinect for Windows at Microsoft about the ...
10:45 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.16.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:30 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Ekso Bionics' robotic suit eyes-on (video)
Since last we saw the Ekso Bionics robotic suit, which helps folks with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand up and walk, the $110,000 exoskeleton has been on the market for about a year. ...
10:10 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin on-stage demos at Expand liveblog
Remember our Insert Coin Competition? Voting remains open through tomorrow at 5:40PM PT, and our five finalists are demoing their projects on stage today. We posted hands-ons with each of the projec...
10:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Google's Tamar Yehoshua backstage at Expand (video)
Tamar Yehoshua has led Google's efforts to optimize Search across platforms, devices and languages and earlier this afternoon she took to the Expand stage to discuss how the discovery process has ...
09:50 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Insert Coin New Challengers Demos (video)
You've seen plenty about our Insert Coin competitors on this very site -- and now it's time to see them in action. We've got some stage time with the finalists, who will be arguing for why they thin...
09:24 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Dennis Miloseski backstage at Expand (video)
We had a chance to grill the head of Samsung's North American design studio, Dennis Miloseski, during our panel discussion about the growing sophistication of mobile devices here at Expand. As it tu...
09:05 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Reprogramming: How Technology is Changing the Way We Watch TV (video)
March 16, 2013 5:15 PM EDT What's next for television? We've got reps from Boxee, TiVo and Sling on hand to discuss the ways in which technology is evolving in the early 21st century.Filed under: Ho...
08:38 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman: In Conversation liveblog
The Android-powered OUYA game console is set to ship to its many, many Kickstarter backers later this month, and we've got the company's CEO Julie Uhrman live on-stage from our Expand event this wee...
08:35 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: A Conversation With Julie Uhrman (video)
OUYA managed to capture the imagination of the Kickstarter community and tech world at large with its dream of a low-cost Android-based gaming console. We'll be speaking with Julie Uhrman, the compa...
08:15 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Tamar Yehoshua, Google: In Conversation liveblog
Voice search has pervaded nearly every aspect of our gadget lives, from our smartphones to our TVs to our navigation programs. Today we're talking with Tamar Yehoshua, director of product management...
08:05 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: A Conversation With Google's Tamar Yehoshua (video)
We'll be joined by Google's director, product management Tamar Yehoshua, to discuss the ways in search is adapting to an ever more mobile-centric world -- and the role voice is playing in that trans...
07:57 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Nest's Matt Rogers backstage at Expand (video)
Hot off his interview on the Expand main stage, Matt Rogers, Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest, saddled up to the rather more temperate seat in our backstage interview room with Joseph Volpe. ...
07:48 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Tim Stevens backstage at Expand
Our own Tim Stevens (literally) rolled into Fort Mason this morning to kick off Expand and shortly after walked his way backstage to chat with Myriam Joire about -- you guessed it -- Expand. To f...
07:48 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Tim Stevens backstage at Expand (video)
Our own Tim Stevens (literally) rolled into Fort Mason this morning to kick off Expand and shortly after walked his way backstage to chat with Myriam Joire about -- you guessed it -- Expand. To f...
07:29 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Smart Knob puts a keypad lock on your door, we go hands-on
The Smart Knob promises a smarter, more secure deadbolt lock that lets us issue time-limited unlock codes or give trusted visitors a way in. Thanks to some hands-on time here at Engadget Expand, we'...
07:04 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter's Yancey Strickler backstage at Expand (video)
He's just taken the title of inaugural speaker here at Expand, now Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler is giving us even more face time in our first ever backstage interview. Since its launch ...
07:02 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu Raring Ringtail hits beta, flagship desktop and server flavors left out
Canonical's taken the next step in pushing Raring Ringtail out of its nest by releasing the very first beta version, but only for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Studio...
06:30 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Redesigning Mobile liveblog
What happens when you sit down with the design leads of two feuding smartphone makers and insert the product director of one of America's largest wireless carriers? That's easy. You get a live, unre...
06:20 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Redesigning Mobile (video)
March 16, 2013 2:30 PM EDT Yes, ladies and gents, it's time to talk mobile. We'll be sitting down with big wigs from some of the top companies in the space, including HTC's VP design Scott Croyle, S...
06:17 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on
Those looking to tinker with humanoid robots aren't exactly lacking for options these days, but Cognitive Spring is taking a slightly different approach than most with its Arduino-based cSpring bipe...
06:17 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: cSpring bipedal robot platform hands-on (video)
Those looking to tinker with humanoid robots aren't exactly lacking for options these days, but Cognitive Spring is taking a slightly different approach than most with its Arduino-based cSpring bipe...
06:15 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin finalist: smARtPULSE open source, Bluetooth oximeter hands-on
Dimitri Albino is the proudly self-proclaimed smARtMAKER #1, and he's brought his company's Insert Coin finalist, the smARtPULSE oximeter, here to Expand. Using photodetection tech to produce readin...
05:50 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: A Conversation with Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers (video)
Nest answered that age old question: how to make the thermostat exciting? The startup has managed to bring the sleek and cutting edge technologies of mobile devices to the world of home temperature ...
05:48 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Moedls 3D scanner for your phone hands-on
Moedls (pronounced moy-dles) inventor John Fehr, being a semifinalist in our Insert Coin competition, is obviously on hand here at Expand. While we were impressed with what we saw from afar, we were...
05:40 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin finalist: Ziphius aquatic drone hands-on
Joining the handful of Insert Coin finalists at Expand is Azorean's cute Ziphius aquatic drone. While Fort Mason is located by the seaside, the folks actually brought their own little pool along to ...
05:40 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin finalist: Ziphius aquatic drone hands-on (video)
Joining the handful of Insert Coin finalists at Expand is Azorean's cute Ziphius aquatic drone. While Fort Mason is located by the seaside, the folks actually brought their own little pool along to ...
05:36 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Visualized: 3D Systems' 3D-printed guitar, the Americana
Yep, the crazy looking guitar you see above from 3D Systems (being manhandled by our own Andy Bowen) was printed. Not created by machines or people, but pieced together by a 3D printer -- at least t...
05:25 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Radiator Labs rethinks steam heat, we go hands-on
If you've ever lived in a building that was heated by steam, there's a good chance that you've experienced comfort levels that were less than ideal. Now, Insert Coin semifinalist Radiator Labs is wo...
05:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget 3D Printing Goes Mainstream liveblog
3D printers might one day be as common as inkjets, letting you conjure up plastic visions of whatever pops into your head. At least, that's the vision of its promoters and there's now a wide variety...
04:50 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: 3D Printing Goes Mainstream
Is 2013 the year that 3D printing goes mainstream? The technology is already decades-old, having been used to great effect in the world of industrial prototyping, but as more and more companies ente...
04:50 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: 3D Printing Goes Mainstream (video)
Is 2013 the year that 3D printing goes mainstream? The technology is already decades-old, having been used to great effect in the world of industrial prototyping, but as more and more companies ente...
04:30 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler: In Conversation liveblog
From the breakout success of the Pebble smartwatch to the emergence of the OUYA gaming console, Kickstarter has certainly brought legitimacy to the hardware crowdfunding movement. Join us as editor-...
04:15 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget We're live at Expand San Francisco 2013! Here's what we're liveblogging today
We're here at beautiful Fort Mason, with San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as our backdrops, and Engadget Expand is about to kick off! We couldn't be more thrilled about this weekend's li...
04:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget ZBoard rolls out the San Francisco Special for the hilly city by the bay (video)
The guys at ZBoard made quite the splash at SXSW Interactive earlier this week -- riding an electric skateboard around the streets and conference halls of Austin will get you all sorts of attention,...
04:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: A conversation with Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler
Crowdfunding has completely changed the startup game, and nowhere is the site impact more felt more strongly than in the world of hardware manufacturers. Where launching a new piece of hardware once...
04:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: A conversation with Kickstarter Co-Founder Yancey Strickler (video)
Crowdfunding has completely changed the startup game, and nowhere is the site impact more felt more strongly than in the world of hardware manufacturers. Where launching a new piece of hardware once...
03:20 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin finalist: Make a Play Arduino-powered puppet show hands-on (video)
Puppet shows and tech rarely ever mix so succinctly: Insert Coin finalist Gal Sasson has taken the ages-old art form and put it on a motorized stage powered by Arduino, making it more entertaining a...
03:01 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin finalist: Observos environmental monitoring sensors hands-on (video)
We first heard about Observos a month ago when it became a participant in our Insert Coin semifinals, but it wasn't until the Hexagonal Research product showed up at Engadget Expand that we were abl...
03:01 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Observos environmental monitoring sensors hands-on (video)
We first heard about Observos a month ago when it became a participant in our Insert Coin semifinals, but it wasn't until the Hexagonal Research product showed up at Engadget Expand that we were abl...
12:00 pm EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin finalist: Snapzoom scope smartphone adapter hands-on
One of five finalists in our first-annual Insert Coin: New Challengers competition, the Snapzoom is an adapter that lets you connect a smartphone to a telescope or a pair of binoculars for some long...
11:09 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Foursquare's BlackBerry 10 app updated to add features that iOS users already enjoy
Heads-up, BB10 users -- checking in just got a little less second-class. Foursquare has today issued an update to its BlackBerry 10 app that effectively brings it closer in line with the version alr...
09:54 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi Box launches in a three-city trial on March 19th at a lower price
The Xiaomi Box has had an arduous road to travel before it could go on sale: Chinese regulations reportedly kept it in limbo until local broadcaster iCNTV stepped in this January to get the ball rol...
08:35 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget James Webb Space Telescope ready for its wings, on track for 2018 launch
What's a spacecraft need wings for? Packaging, of course. The James Webb Space telescope relies on a 21 foot diameter backplane mirror to steady it, but the assembly needs to fit inside of a 16.5 fo...
07:04 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget March Madness Live apps are free this year, stream all the games -- if you have cable
This year's version of the NCAA March Madness Live app is live in the iOS App Store (an Android version is scheduled to arrive on Google Play this weekend) and unlike last year the apps are free. Un...
06:32 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget THX sues Apple over speaker patent
Audio titan THX has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming that Cook and Co. infringed a patent it has for technology regarding narrow profile speakers with enhanced sound output that can be built ...
05:51 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget HP and Samsung offer setup-free printing on the Galaxy S 4, with others to follow
As ubiquitous as wireless printing has become, there remains the occasional hoop to jump through for printing from mobile devices if you don't happen to have either a special app or iOS gear that su...
04:44 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Carnegie Mellon's Chimp robot is reporting for duty, sir
See that guy? He's for real. He's also from Pittsburgh. A team of wizards from Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center is presently building a new "human-scale" robot in or...
03:50 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile, AT&T publish Galaxy S 4 sign-up page, for those who want to be first in the know
Did Samsung's bizarre GS4 unveiling leave you wanting a little more? Well, as it's often the case, carriers are already preparing for the handset's eventual launch, and two US players have now offic...
02:33 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget US Federal judge finds National Security Letters' gag provision unconstitutional
Woo, boy. You know those National Security Letters that the FBI has been issuing at its own discretion -- the ones Google has been doing its best to track? Judge Susan Illston of Federal District Co...
01:41 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 335 - 03.15.13
The biggest event this week... is tomorrow, but playing a very close second fiddle has to be the launch of Samsung's latest Galaxy S device. This recording was snuck in just before the korean firm r...
12:34 am EST - Sat, March 16, 2013
Engadget Automatic Link connects phone and car for better driving, we go hands-on (video)
Scanners that can read data from your car's OBD-II port (which is in every car built since 1996) aren't exactly new; they're on-hand at every mechanic's workshop and curious car enthusiasts can buy ...
11:31 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.15.2013
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...
10:42 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Apple's claim to iPhone trademark in Mexico gets a nail in the appeals coffin
Apple's already lost hope for exclusive rights to the name "iPhone" in Brazil, and now it's been defeated in another battle south of the border. Cupertino and Mexican company iFone S.A. have a long ...
10:05 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Belkin acquires Linksys, plans to continue marketing products under both brands
Linksys and Cisco are no longer one. The enterprise infrastructure giant, which acquired the home networking line in 2003, has officially passed the baton to Belkin. Under the new arrangement, Links...
09:11 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Alfred v2 brings Workflows, automates what Automator might not
Anyone who's heavily invested in the Mac ecosystem knows Automator, a built-in tool that can string together multiple computing actions without having to know a lick of code. Some of us may want a l...
08:37 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget XBMC team starts work on version 13 'Gotham', breaks down new UPnP, Android updates
Just because XBMC 12 Frodo has been officially released we wouldn't expect the team behind the media PC software to take too long of a break. In fact, in a blog post it's announced plans to return t...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: The familiar 4
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week, another mega Android smartphone release! This time it's Samsung's eagerly awaited Galaxy S...
07:33 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung puts Exynos 5 Octa into production: guess who's the first customer
That Galaxy S 4 isn't going to compute tasks through sheer force of will, you know. Just a day after Samsung unveiled the smartphone as its inaugural Exynos 5 Octa device, the company has confirmed ...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Samsung's newly discovered Galaxy, Google's gaffe and Seagate sells a lot of storage
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages. In this week's After Math, Google got stung for its Street View WiFi m...
06:27 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Plex client project for Raspberry Pi gets a fresh update and its own site to call home
RasPlex is not the only HTPC software project aimed at the Raspberry Pi (also see Raspbmc, OpenELEC or PyPlex), but it is trying to leverage the Plex Media Server to become the best option. As detai...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Expand is tomorrow! Here's what you need to know
It's hard to believe, but Expand is now nigh upon us. We hope to see many of you in San Francisco this weekend! Please note: if you are planning to come to the show, and want to save yourself a few ...
05:30 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Ford's Jim Buczkowski cruises through 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 this edition of our weekly question and answer, Ford'...
05:10 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Dropbox acquires Mailbox, teases an email and cloud collaboration
That was fast. It was just a month ago that Mailbox launched its unique (if queue-ridden) email client for iPhone users, and today we're hearing that it's been acquired by Dropbox. While the two are...
05:02 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget NASA readies first laser communications system for LADEE lunar satellite
NASA has just finish testing and integration of its first high-data-rate laser communications system for the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE). The Lunar Laser Communication Dem...
04:32 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget iRig Recorder arrives on Android, ready for your broadcasting needs
Catching up to its iOS rival, IK Multimedia's iRig recorder app is now available on Google Play. Compatible with all your existing iRig mics and peripherals, the app is tailored to ensuring all your...
04:01 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Russia and Europe team up for joint missions to Mars
We're not sure how George Smiley would feel at the news, but we're certainly pleased to see that Europe and Russia are teaming up to revive the moribund ExoMars missions. The ESA has signed a deal w...
03:20 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget When being better doesn't equal victory: Samsung's curious overshadowing of HTC
In a lot of things, being the best generally leads to victory. Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the London Olympics? He wins the gold. A hosting company has the best recorded uptime? It takes home a...
03:03 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget 7digital to drive the Galaxy S 4's Music Hub, ship on 100 million phones in 2013
If you've shopped at Samsung's Music Hub, there's a good chance that you've used 7digital's music services at some point: it's been involved in supplying songs for the past two generations of Galaxy...
02:34 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Surface RT launches today in Japan, gets a cameo in Ghost In the Shell anime
It's taken its sweet time to leap over that Rising Sun, but Microsoft's Surface RT tablet has finally arrived in Japan. Priced at 57,800 yen ($600), it's launching today in collaboration with Ghost ...
02:06 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Researcher breaks Pi calculation record with the help of NVIDIA
Yesterday's self-congratulatory pat on the back to anyone reciting Pi to ten digits might feel a bit inadequate compared to Santa Clara University's Ed Karrels. The researcher has broken the record ...
01:30 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 82: A closer look at the inaugural Insert Coin: New Challengers competition
This weekend at Expand in San Francisco, a handful of emerging startups will compete for $25,000 and the proper Engadget review treatment. In the latest installment of our e-publication, we have a p...
01:01 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Game Pad supports 6.3-inch devices, raises eyebrows
We noticed that Samsung's planned Game Pad accessory has an expanding clamp designed to accommodate screen sizes larger than the 5-inch Galaxy S 4 being used as its showcase, but it wasn't clear jus...
12:28 pm EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook allegedly skirts Google Play store with latest update, adds auto-download of newest versions
Did Google's Larry Page get on the wrong side of Zuckerberg when he was less than complimentary about Facebook a couple of months ago? Maybe so, as the latest update to the social network's app for ...
11:16 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 drafts in Swiftkey to power its keyboard
We'd heard rumors that Swiftkey might have assisted Blackberry on its well-received (and often prescient) BB10 keyboard, but the app maker has now confirmed that its software is behind the Galaxy S ...
10:32 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget BLU Life Series phones include quad-core CPU, Android 4.2, start at $229 unlocked
Coming this April, BLU Products will have three new smartphones vying for your hard-earned dollar. The trio of dual-SIM handsets, known as the Life View, Life One and Life Play, will be sold unlocke...
09:55 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung's JK Shin: there's 'lackluster demand' for Windows-based phones, tablets
You don't need to be Captain Subtext to understand that a few manufacturers (and developers) aren't best pleased with Microsoft's latest mobile products. The latest to damn Redmond with faint praise...
09:42 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 gets April 26th UK release date, preorders start March 28th
Was that late April launch date for the Galaxy S 4 a little too vague for you? Well, fortunate British readers, you get something a little more specific. The UK's only LTE network, EE has stated tha...
09:42 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 gets April 26th UK release date, pre-orders start March 28th
Was that late April launch date for the Galaxy S 4 a little too vague for you? Well, fortunate British readers, you get something a little more specific. The UK's only LTE network, EE has stated tha...
09:31 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber app reaches all Android 4.2 devices
If you're one of the precious few to have access to Google Fiber, you may have been disappointed by the need to use its companion app on a Nexus 7 -- a fine tablet, but certainly not the only device...
08:54 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Foursquare for Android now greets newcomers, says what's fresh for locals
Foursquare gave more adventurous iOS users an updated Explore section at the start of the month that, among many other things, better highlighted either just-opened locations or the hottest places t...
08:16 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Philips DesignLine TV is a seamless square pane of glass (video)
Folks with an eye for unusual design likely had their interest piqued by Samsung's "Timeless Gallery" TV stand, but now a new Philips television is stepping into the living room limelight. Dubbed th...
07:22 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Sky Movies app finally arrives on Android
Sky's Movies app may be old hat for iOS users, but the companion experience has only just arrived on Android. By wielding the software, folks can look up what's airing across the network's film chan...
06:44 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Despite 'spring cleaning,' Google CalDAV support still coming to Windows Phone
Still hurting from Google's "spring cleaning" announcement yesterday? Google Reader fans may be out of luck, but Windows Phone users can take heart in knowing that Microsoft made the whitelist for t...
05:52 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Refurbished 4th-gen iPads and iPad Minis hit the Apple Store
If you've been lusting after Apple's latest tablet offerings but couldn't muster the funds to snag one, you just might have your chance now. Seemingly a rite of passage for Apple products, the Cuper...
05:05 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: HTC's CMO Ben Ho says the Galaxy S 4 is just 'more of the same'
First it was Apple, then LG, and now we have HTC also trolling Samsung's Galaxy S 4 launch in New York. Before the doors opened at Radio City Music Hall, the Taiwanese company kindly gave out hot c...
04:38 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Volkswagen shows production E-Up! with 93-mile range and ACDC charging
Remember the Volkswagen's E-Up! concept from 2009? The company just announced that it plans to launch a production version of the tiny EV at the Frankfurt Motor Show this fall. It's been tweaked a l...
04:05 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL for AT&T garners FCC approval
Hirai and Co.'s Xperia ZL is already slated to hit Canada in April, and a surprise FCC visit means that it could arrive in the US soon. Uncle Sam got its mitts on hardware that supports LTE bands 2,...
03:14 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung elects two new co-CEOs to go along with the one it already had
Samsung Electronics just announced it's switching to a multiple-CEO system, pushing up Presidents Boo-keun Yoon and JK Shin (who we just saw on stage at the Galaxy S 4 press conference) in recogniti...
03:01 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S 4 swoops by the FCC toting LTE, international sensibilities
Sure, the Galaxy S 4 made its grand entrance at Radio City Music Hall today, but now it's had a low-key meet-and-greet with the FCC for government approval. The version offered up to Uncle Sam carri...
02:14 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Boeing execs detail 787 Dreamliner battery changes, host Q&A session
Boeing says it has a fix for the battery problems that grounded its new 787 Dreamliner, and tonight executives are answering questions about the fixes. A Q&A live streamed on Boeing's website fe...
01:51 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Hulu taps Andy Forssell as next CEO following Jason Kilar's departure
We've known since early January that Hulu CEO Jason Kilar will step down sometime in the first quarter, and now that we're well into March, the streaming service has additional news. Writing on the ...
01:22 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Digg to build a Google Reader replacement with same API, new features
The news of Google Reader's upcoming demise has put the spotlight on several alternatives that RSS fans can only hope will fill the gap. The latest to vie for our attention doesn't even exist yet: D...
01:11 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S 4 gets torn asunder, reveals its innards
Now that we've officially seen the Galaxy S 4 unveiled in a Broadway-like production, why not take a look inside it? Chinese outlet IT168, which gave us a peek at the flagship earlier today, couldn'...
12:52 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Relive Samsung Unpacked 2013 and the launch of the Galaxy S 4, if you dare (video)
Came in late and missed the live festivities as Samsung took the wraps off of its new Galaxy S 4? No problem, thanks to its livestream on Youtube, you can check out the unedited video stream right ...
12:36 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 wireless charging pad and S Health scale hands-on
No phone launch is complete without a few accessories added to the mix. Samsung had a whole bunch to announce alongside its Galaxy S 4, but only a few were on hand to check out up close and personal...
12:08 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung prototype wireless game pad hands-on! (update: video)
We just wrapped up the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and, while the hardware of the phone itself held few surprises, this accessory did. Samsung doesn't have a formal name for it just yet, but...
12:03 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung demos Smart Scroll, Smart Pause and Air Gesture on Galaxy S 4
Along with several other new software features demoed at its event in New York today, Samsung showed off a Smart Scroll utility, which lets you page up or down by tilting the Galaxy S 4 in the corre...
12:01 am EST - Fri, March 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 accessories: cases, calorie counting and gamepads
What's a fancy new smartphone without accessories? Don't ask the Galaxy S 4 -- it's already planning to augment its software tricks with scales, fitness bands and of course, the requisite screen cov...
11:56 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Knox security solution to launch with Galaxy S 4
Back at Mobile World Congress, Samsung filled us in about its Knox security suite, and now it's just announced that it'll ship on the Galaxy S 4. In case you need your memory jogged, Knox focuses on...
11:43 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 vs. Galaxy S III: what's changed?
We live in an age of comparison, as we ruthlessly stack up one device against its brethren to determine which one will find its way into our affections. As is our way, we have searched deep within S...
11:42 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4's software tricks: camera modes, Story Album, S Translate, S Voice Drive
Samsung is revealing what Smart software additions the Galaxy S 4 will bring to the table, and they're well beyond what's been rumored. The camera is one of the biggest focuses, borrowing much from ...
11:42 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4's software tricks: camera modes, Story Album, S Voice Drive and more
Samsung is revealing what Smart software additions the Galaxy S 4 will bring to the table, and they're well beyond what's been rumored. The camera is one of the biggest focuses, borrowing much from ...
11:30 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung partners with Mobeam to offer scannable bar codes on the Galaxy S 4
For over a year, mobile commerce startup Mobeam has been looking for OEM suitors willing to embed its bar code scanning tech into phones -- and it's found an ideal partner in Samsung. The tech, whic...
11:30 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 preview: a flagship with some familiar roots
You say you want a revolution? Too bad, because this Galaxy smartphone update is just that... an update. Samsung's newly unveiled Galaxy S 4 is an incremental step up, an evolution less "inspired by...
11:22 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 launching on 327 carriers in 155 countries, starting at the end of April
Samsung has announced some of its launch partners for the Galaxy S 4 which will include some 327 carriers in 155 countries. According to JK Shin, it will include global LTE roaming, with 3G and LTE ...
11:18 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 official: 5-inch 1080p display, Octa-core Exynos chip and 13MP camera
Another year, another Galaxy S flagship smartphone from Samsung. 2013's version of the crown jewel, the Galaxy S 4, has just been officially announced at its Unpacked event. Since we know you're dyi...
10:52 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Phrasebook for Google Translate lets you save important words for later reference
Google Translate has been steadily gaining new features, most recently adding translations from cameras and suggesting synonyms for your searched-for words. The latest addition, Phrasebook, lets you...
10:45 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Unpacked 2013 liveblog!
It's time to see what our friend Jeremy has been hiding and meet Samsung's next Galaxy phone. The fourth generation of its Android flagship will debut on this page, so check back here for a minute b...
10:25 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia SP render possibly spied, puts the Xperia Z design in a smaller package
So you're enamored with the Xperia Z's premium look, but not the slightly hand-defying 5-inch screen size. There might not be reason to worry: an apparent press-quality image making the rounds in Ch...
10:05 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.14.2013
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...
09:45 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Mozilla unveils Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 with Push to Device, rotation simulation
Mozilla launched its first Firefox OS Simulator late last year, letting developers test out apps on the new platform even though the software was still very much in development. It only makes sense,...
09:24 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Google My Tracks update brings Drive integration and a lock screen widget
Cyclists and runners with Android phones have had a rare first-party option for keeping tabs on their performance through Google's My Tracks, but the app hasn't been entirely in step with those who ...
09:02 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Makerbot and Adafruit selling special edition 3D printer: Raspberry Pi, other kits included
We honestly hadn't given it much thought, but now that it's been brought to our attention, Makerbot and Adafruit really do make an awesome duo. Think about it: one makes 3D printers, the other sells...
08:39 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget OS X 10.8.3 update arrives with official Boot Camp support for Windows 8
We've some good news to share for Mountain Lion users: OS X 10.8.3 is now available for download. As you'd expect, the new software brings a number of fixes and enhancements, but in a delicious twis...
08:17 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget BBC toasts 90 years of innovation and posh accents, asks 'where next?'
Many of the BBC's recent technological feats speak for themselves: iPlayer, 8K, HD, Britain's digital switchover, and yes, even Planet Earth itself. Go back further in time, however, and facts tend ...
07:59 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix Cloud Prize offers over $100,000 in rewards to cloud computing gurus
Netflix has a vested interest in fostering cloud computing -- after all, that's increasingly the company's core business. Accordingly, it's not going to just sit around and wait for a breakthrough. ...
07:34 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget CBS brings full episode streaming in HD to iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
Welcome to the 21st century, CBS. Following in the footsteps of NBC, TBS, TNT, ABC and a smattering of others, CBS has launched a new iOS app that enables iPhone, iPod touch and iPad owners to strea...
07:18 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant exits private beta and launches to the public
Redbox Instant, the video-streaming service from Verizon, is launching to the public today. This launch follows a three-month closed beta test, and it comes about a month after the company's announc...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise
Pope Who? White smoke over the Vatican doesn't stand a chance as a trending topic next to the black smoke over one of Google's most beloved products. Google Reader has landed on the company's sunset...
06:41 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Google yanks ad-blocking apps from Play Store, points to developer agreement
You know how it goes -- "rules" are only "rules" if someone bothers to enforce them. And enforce Google has. While programs such as AdBlock, AdAway, AdFree and the like have been running unabated fo...
06:30 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Mozilla launches Open Badges 1.0, delivers virtual kudos for real skills
We've long missed the stickers and badges we could wear to show achievements in our childhood, whether it was an A+ in History or our campfire-making chops. Mozilla must miss those too, as it's...
06:23 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA opted out of PlayStation 4, cites Sony not offering enough money
Having produced the graphics chips that powered both the original Xbox and the PlayStation 3, it was a surprise to see NVIDIA's name left out of Sony's big PlayStation 4 reveal event last month. But...
05:59 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget It's March 14th: we're gonna make you a pi with a heart in the middle
Ladies and gentlemen (and nerds), today is Pi Day. You know what that means: tons of math and pie/pi puns flooding your newly spartan News Feed. Not too mention, a few more creative celebrations of ...
05:52 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix wants 4K streaming in one to two years, House of Cards to lead the way
Netflix is quickly establishing a reputation as a technology vanguard beyond just its streaming-first initiative. We only just saw Super HD streaming in January, and it's already discussing the leap...
05:32 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S IV gets detailed in extensive early preview, screen examined up close
We haven't exactly been lacking for leaks of Samsung's new Galaxy S IV ahead of its launch later today, but those looking for yet more can now get their fix courtesy of an extensive preview/review o...
05:22 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget YouTube Capture iOS app updated with iPad iPad mini support for all your tablet filming needs
Okay, maybe the YouTube Capture iOS app update with iPad and iPad mini support won't support all your tablet filming needs, but it does aim to fix your ability to instantly capture and upload video ...
05:19 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Come drive a Tesla, see a storm-chasing tank, watch DJ Spooky perform and more at Expand!
We're only two days out from Expand (get your tickets here -- or at the door this weekend!) and the trucks are arriving as we speak to transform historic Fort Mason into a gadget lover's hall of won...
04:54 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Ting gets serious: Samsung Galaxy S IV, HTC One and LTE devices incoming
Yearning for a contract-free option for cellular service? Ting's certainly a compelling one, but to date, the limited device options have kept it from becoming a standout alternative. That, however,...
04:33 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 173 - 03.14.13
Two might be the loneliest number since the number one. But, if those two are Myriam and Brad, and the subject is the HTC's One, then that makes the cosiest trio you could ever ask for. Want to make...
04:01 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Secure Work Space due in Q2, divides work and play on Android and iOS
BlackBerry acknowledged that we live in a bring-your-own-device world with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, which oversees platforms beyond Waterloo's own. It's reinforcing that support through new...
03:32 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Google breaks up maps and commerce unit, Jeff Huber moves to Google X
It looks like the shakeups at Google this week aren't over yet. Following Andy Rubin's departure from the Android team and some "spring cleaning" that stuck a fork in Google Reader, The Wall Street J...
03:30 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12:00PM ET!
Wahey, there's an unveiling tonight and we'll be there with bells on. That means we need to bump the 'ol podcast up a few hours to make sure that we get up to Radio City Music Hall in time. (That Ro...
03:07 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL coming to the US on March 24th, is super-effective against your eyes
Poor American Pokémon trainers that have been eying up eBay listings and import sites can breathe a sigh of relief. Nintendo has announced that the special edition yellow 3DS XL -- emblazone...
02:42 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Science: Graphene headphones can beat your fancy cans
Feeling smug about those brand-name cans you just bought? A pair of researchers from Berkeley just made 'em obsolete with some Graphene. Conventional gear needs an oscillator that has to be damped d...
02:03 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Xolo X1000 reaches India, mates a 2GHz Atom with a 4.7-inch screen for $369
For all the credit the Xolo X900 earned as the first Intel-based smartphone, it grew long in the tooth very quickly between that 4-inch screen and 1.6GHz Atom chip. The solution, naturally, is a str...
01:33 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget 'Beat Making Lab' brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities
Is the next Mos Def or Azalea Banks languishing in a region where there's no way to get his or her talent across? The producer who's laid down beats for those stars, 'Apple Juice Kid' (aka Steven Le...
01:33 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget 'Beat Making Lab' series brings music tech, know-how to aspiring talent in developing communities
Is the next Mos Def or Azealia Banks languishing in a region where there's no way to get his or her talent across? The producer who's laid down beats for those stars, 'Apple Juice Kid' (aka Stephen ...
01:01 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Earth's largest telescope gets to work in Chile after 30 years of planning
Nestled within the Chilean Andes, the new Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array (ALMA) is now open for space-staring business. The biggest, most complex telescope project to date, ALMA will b...
12:44 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Add to Wunderlist extension brings one-click web clipping to your to-do list
Wunderlist users rejoice! Your favorite to-do list just gained a major new feature with the launch of the Add to Wunderlist extension -- now available for Chrome, Firefox and Safari. The extension l...
12:12 pm EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget New iMacs with built-in VESA mount adapters revealed, cost $40 extra
Bemoaning the fact that those new slimline iMacs weren't compatible with your VESA mounts? Well, the problem has now been (kind of) solved, with Apple's online store adding the option to buy its des...
11:46 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S IV dam springs another leak with floating touch and SmartPause videos
Samsung's been laying on the marketing glitz for the upcoming Galaxy S IV ahead its Samsung Unpacked 2013 event, perhaps because there'll be few surprises at the actual show thanks to all the leaks....
11:06 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Apple proposes iPad wireless charging with a difference: power comes from the Smart Cover
Remember when Apple's Phil Schiller mentioned he wasn't into wireless charging? Well, what he specifically said was that he didn't dig "having to create another [charging] device you have to plug in...
11:00 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Repix turns smartphone snaps into finger-paint masterpieces (video)
Sepia, Polaroid, Vignetting... Sepia again. The realm of ironic picture-sharing services suffer from a lack of imagination on the filter front -- which is why everyone's snaps are shot with the same...
10:37 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget CERN release preliminary results: particle looking 'more and more like a Higgs boson'
CERN's latest update to its god particle project is that the new particle that it was able to pick up is behaving "more and more like a Higgs boson." The team isn't being particularly specific here,...
10:24 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix snags global streaming rights for The Killing season 3, after it airs in the US
AMC's detective series The Killing had an inconsistent first couple of seasons, but it is surprisingly returning for a third. Netflix may have assisted that, by sewing up exclusive rights to stream ...
09:48 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates its Windows Phone web demo for WP8, hopes you'll update your phone too
Microsoft remains convinced that you'll like Windows Phone if you only give it a try. Accordingly, it just recently updated its web-based demo to reflect all the changes in Windows Phone 8. If you l...
08:40 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Google brings Bletchley Park to its Cultural Institute (video)
For an unsentimental Silicon Valley giant, Google does have a soft spot for Bletchley Park, the wartime home of Alan Turing and his codebreakers. Having previously donated $850,000 to help restore t...
08:00 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Babbel brings 11 language learning apps to Windows Phone 8, for free
Yours truly has had some pretty positive experiences with Babbel's existing product line, with the latest being a subscription-based alternative for iPad that makes it a lot more affordable to learn...
07:20 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Motorola outs RAZR D1, D3 in Brazil: dual-SIM support, Jelly Bean and more
Folks around the interweb are still wondering what a certain unidentified Motorola smartphone could be, but while we wait for that mystery to unfold, the company's taken the time to announce a pair ...
06:49 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Black Label Neo Geo custom wood mod ups the ante on collector excess
If you want to relive the glory of owning one of the rarest and most expensive (for its time) consoles in gaming history, you can do that for $130 with the Neo Geo X. Or... or you can recapture that...
06:18 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget LG trolls Samsung's Times Square billboards with Optimus G '4' ads
The press is headed to Radio City Music Hall for Samsung's Galaxy S IV event in a few hours, but the company has also taken up consumer-focused presence in Times Square -- where rival LG is waiting....
05:43 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget CBS tries multi-stage syndication for The Good Wife on Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus and TV
Almost by definition, TV syndication in the modern era leads us to wonder just where and when we'll get to see a show online. For CBS' The Good Wife, streaming on third-party services will be a corn...
05:04 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Panasonic reveals pricing for 2013 home theater systems, March availability
Spring is right around the corner, which means it's time for a new home theater system, or at least that's what Panasonic would have you believe. The electronics giant just unveiled pricing of four ...
04:34 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Fisker founder resigns over 'major disagreements' with management
Fisker Automotive founder Henrik Fisker has resigned from his post as the firm's executive chairman. An email said to be sent by Henrik cites several unspecified "major disagreements" with the compa...
04:01 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S IV: the rumor roundup
Compared to the sheer deluge of rumors surrounding last year's Galaxy S III, talk about the Galaxy S IV has been relatively hushed. That's partly owing to the contracted launch schedule -- despite S...
03:26 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Supposed Galaxy S IV leak resurfaces in high-res pics, lists more features and specs
What is purported to be a dual-SIM equipped engineering sample of Samsung's Galaxy S IV a few days ago in pictures and video on a Chinese forum, and now it's back for a better look. The new pictures...
02:35 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Feedly promises 'seamless' transition after Google Reader to its own backend
If you (like many of us at Engadget) are in a state of shock facing the end of Google Reader this summer, there may be an easy replacement. RSS app/service Feedly posts on its blog that it has been ...
01:11 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Twitter releases official Windows 8 app
Thanks to Twitter's API changes that cut off the number of users for third party efforts, official app support has become more important and now there's one built for Windows 8. Available in the Win...
12:48 am EST - Thu, March 14, 2013
Engadget Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner goes on sale for $59
Lomography's Smartphone Film Scanner has reached that moment that every crowdfunding project strives for, but often seems elusive: everyday sales. The peripheral is now sitting in stock at an ordin...
11:59 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Samsung's Unpacked 2013 event tomorrow at 7PM ET!
It's that time of year again, when Samsung shows off the next iteration of its massively popular Galaxy smartphone. A heavy focus on the number 4 and a slew of teasers leave little doubt what we'll ...
11:20 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Google Reader to shut down with other services as part of third 'spring cleaning'
Last spring, Page and Co. retired iGoogle, Google Mini and other services as part of a 'spring cleaning' initiative to help it better focus its efforts, and round three of the clean-up has just begu...
11:20 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Google Reader to shut down with other services in another 'spring cleaning'
Last spring, Page and Co. retired iGoogle, Google Mini and other services as part of a 'spring cleaning' initiative to help it better focus its efforts, and another clean-up round has just begun. Th...
10:50 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo slapped with $30.2 million in damages for infringing glasses-free 3D patent
In 2011, former Sony employee Seijiro Tomita launched a suit against Nintendo, claiming the 3DS infringed on a patent he holds to display 3D visuals without glasses. Today, a federal court in New Yo...
10:50 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.13.2013
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 t...
10:22 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Apple's Phil Schiller needles Android's fragmentation, user experience
In an interview curiously timed just ahead of Samsung's Galaxy S IV shindig tomorrow, Apple senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took time out to tell the Wall Street Journal exactly where...
10:22 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget CE-Oh no he didn't!: Apple's Phil Schiller needles Android's fragmentation, user experience (update: more!)
In an interview curiously timed just ahead of Samsung's Galaxy S IV shindig tomorrow, Apple senior VP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller took time out to tell the Wall Street Journal exactly where...
09:42 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget LG unveils eye recognition tech for Optimus G Pro, other features in update
Sure, there's been a lot of buzz about possible eye-based scrolling in Samsung's Galaxy S IV, but LG now has the eye recognition tech spotlight -- for today, at least. The electronics giant has reve...
09:42 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget LG outs eye recognition tech for Optimus G Pro, other features in April update
Sure, there's been a lot of buzz about possible eye-based scrolling in Samsung's Galaxy S IV, but LG's in the eye-recognition spotlight -- for today, at least. The electronics giant has revealed tha...
09:27 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp lands on BlackBerry 10, offers Z10 owners a BBM alternative
Back at the Z10's launch, BlackBerry revealed that WhatsApp, along with a host of other third party applications, would be headed to its BB 10 platform. And as of today, the company's actually deliv...
09:01 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Veronica Mars movie looks for crowdfunding, would have digital copies near release (video)
There's been no shortage of movie projects that lean on crowdfunding to get production underway. Producing a movie based on a major TV series like Veronica Mars, however? That's fresh. Creator Rob T...
09:01 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Veronica Mars movie looks for crowdfunding, would have digital copies near release (update: funded!)
There's been no shortage of movie projects that lean on crowdfunding to get production underway. Producing a movie based on a major TV series like Veronica Mars, however? That's fresh. Creator Rob T...
08:39 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Gmail lets you add .ics calendar events directly to GCal with a single click
In a move that'll likely have event planners and meeting organizers around the world leaping for joy, Gmail has just announced that you can directly add .ics calendar attachments to your Google Cale...
08:22 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Comcast readies Xfinity Watchathon Week for March 25th, will give customers all-access to premium TV series
Well, well, it looks as if Comcast has planned something relatively major for Xfinity TV subscribers. The company just announced that from March 25th through March 31st, it's set to give customers a...
08:07 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition gets a disc-based version, hits retail April 30th
Minecraft has already been plenty successful on the Xbox 360 as a downloadable game (and on other platforms, of course), but there will soon be another way for players to find their way into the wor...
07:50 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Verizon BlackBerry Z10 launching March 28th, pre-orders begin March 14th
It was AT&T's turn earlier this week, and now it's Verizon's. Big Red has confirmed that its edition of the BlackBerry Z10 will be in stores on March 28th, just a week after it surfaces at its f...
07:30 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Why are we still texting?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. "Just text me..." How many times have you told someone that? Say ...
06:59 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Fruit Ninja meets real Ninja with CamBoard's Pico gesture camera (video)
You can play Fruit Ninja with your fingertips, you can play it with your eyes, so it's reasonable enough that hand waving should control it too. And while gesture-sensing technology is hardly new, T...
06:31 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook redesigns Timeline with an emphasis on apps and users' interests
Facebook just announced a rehaul of its Timeline design rolling out to select users today, and you can expect a much bigger emphasis on apps. The new Timeline will let users add apps as standalone s...
06:18 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter Music iOS app reportedly launches this month, SoundCloud music discovery for the masses
If you've been wondering why the We Are Hunted music discovery service has gone a little quiet of late, CNET thinks it has things figured out. According to typically-unnamed sources, Hunted has been...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget SXSW 2013 wrap-up: Google Glass, Elon Musk, robots, instruments and more!
When we attend a trade show, we typically spend an entire week jumping from one exhibition hall to the next, surrounded by thousands of suit-clad corporate execs. That's the case at MWC in Barcelona...
05:55 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 13th: 55-inch Samsung 3D HDTV and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11
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 ...
05:44 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets a permanent price cut in the USA
Amazon today launched its largest slate, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, in Europe -- or the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, to be exact -- and Japan, where it's been up for pre-order since the end of...
05:44 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets permanent price cut in the USA
Amazon today launched its largest slate, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, in Europe (the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, to be exact) and Japan, where it's been up for pre-order since late last month. ...
05:14 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget The racing line: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy
His car was sent spinning skyward. Two tires, an engine and a cloud of other components found their way through the safety fence, injuring 28 spectators who were sitting trackside. When all was st...
04:54 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Andy Rubin leaves Android leadership, Sundar Pichai to take his place
There's a big upheaval afoot at Google -- Android lead Andy Rubin is stepping down from his position to "start a new chapter" at the company. Sundar Pichai will take his place. Developing...Filed un...
04:54 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Andy Rubin no longer leading Android, replaced by Chrome exec Sundar Pichai
There's a big upheaval afoot at Google -- Android lead Andy Rubin is stepping down from his position to "start a new chapter" at the company. Sundar Pichai, who currently oversees the Apps and Chrom...
04:54 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Andy Rubin no longer leading Android, replaced by Chrome exec Sundar Pichai (update: memo)
There's a big upheaval afoot at Google -- Android lead Andy Rubin is stepping down from his position to "start a new chapter" at the company. Sundar Pichai, who currently oversees the Apps and Chrom...
04:51 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Mojang's Minecraft Realms subscription service promises a safer playground
A Minecraft world really comes alive with internet-based multiplayer, but the requirement for a dedicated host creates its fair share of problems for both casual gamers and parents worried about whe...
04:32 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget HTC One headed to Verizon after all, says AllThingsD
If you read the comments on our HTC One review, you'll find a lot of cheesed-off Verizon customers wondering why Big Red isn't planning on selling it. Turns out, you guys might be getting yourselves...
04:25 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1PM ET!
For this week's podcast, you can be sure there's at least One topic on our mind. There may be more than One, but for sure that One is the main focus. Hopefully there's One thing you want us to talk ...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget V-moda unveils Vamp Verza: a dockable, device-agnostic headphone amp and DAC for mobile audiophiles
Last we heard from V-moda, the company was appealing to audiophile sensibilities with its $300 Crossfade M-100 portable headphones. Continuing in that respect, today it's officially unveiling the Va...
04:00 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget V-moda unveils Vamp Verza: a dockable, device-agnostic headphone amp and DAC for mobile audiophiles (update: video)
Last we heard from V-moda, the company was appealing to audiophile sensibilities with its $300 Crossfade M-100 portable headphones. Continuing in that respect, today it's officially unveiling the Va...
03:26 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Hitachi ROPITS transport robot takes you where you choose on your tablet (video)
Those who need assisted transport have few options for getting around city sidewalks beyond a wheelchair. Hitachi thinks its ROPITS (Robot for Personal Intelligent Transport System) could provide a ...
02:41 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget MediaPortal 1.3 exits beta with official Windows 8 support, revamped skins
MediaPortal 1.3 is throwing its hat in the air today after graduating from beta to full release status. The Titan skin intended for 1080p widescreen displays has made the final version with plug-in ...
02:00 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Register for Google IO 2013 now! (update: sold out)
And they're off! Devs, engineers and the simply curious are, right now, pounding away at their keyboards trying to secure themselves a spot at Google's big I/O event for 2013. The $900 tickets ($300...
01:34 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook sharing comes to Netflix users in the US
Netflix has made clear its intention to bring Facebook integration to users in the United States (following similar moves elsewhere), and now -- after clearing some legislative hurdles -- it's final...
01:03 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget iFixit rips apart Pebble and finds very little inside, even less that's repairable
Generally when iFixit tears something down we're treated to scrumptious piles of technological gore. Screws, chips, connectors and all sorts of components end up scattered around the table. With the...
01:03 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget iFixit rips apart Pebble and finds very little inside, even less that's repairable (updated)
Generally when iFixit tears something down we're treated to scrumptious piles of technological gore. Screws, chips, connectors and all sorts of components end up scattered around the table. With the...
01:00 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 019 - 03.13.13
If you think you had a bad week, spare a thought for the folk at EA. With SimCity's launch thoroughly bungled, it's left for us to pick up the pieces and try and make sense of it all. Not every stor...
12:41 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Flipnote Studio 3D brings extra dimension to 3DS doodled GIFs
Nintendo's Flipnote Studio (aka Moving Memo Pad) brought shareable animated sketches to users when the wildly popular free app first launched for the DSi console many moons ago. Now, Nintendo's brou...
12:23 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Google acquires neural network startup that may help it hone speech recognition and more
Mountain View has just picked up some experts on deep neural networks with their acquisition of DNNresearch, which was founded last year by University of Toronto professor Geoffrey Hinton and gradua...
12:00 pm EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Dell's hybrid XPS 18 is a $900 all-in-one PC and an 18-inch tablet
Dell is pulling back the curtain on the XPS 18, its new portable all-in-one. This machine is a natural competitor to the Sony VAIO Tap 20, with a built-in battery (rated for five hours of runtime) a...
10:00 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Breathometer lets phone users keep alcohol in check from a keychain (video)
Who knew that smartphone owners were suddenly such temperate drinkers? Just days after Alcohoot unveiled its take on a phone-friendly breathalyzer, Breathometer is here with its own way to watch our...
08:49 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Early apps for touch-based Ubuntu reveal a mostly clean aesthetic
The clatter of ergonomic keyboards is already bearing fruit, just two months after the Ubuntu developer community was let loose on the SDK for the newly touch-enabled OS. Canonical's Michael Hall ha...
07:59 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Pinterest unveils web analytics, offers insight into visitor pinning behavior
If you've wanted to know just which adorable puppy picture on your website got the most pins on Pinterest, you're in luck. The internet pinboard folks just unveiled a new web analytics tool for busi...
07:13 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Draft cloud editor saves writing in stages, imports from just about anywhere
Although web-based editors like Google Docs are wonderful for writers who don't have a save shortcut hardwired in their muscle memory, they're lousy for anyone who's interested in seeing major revis...
06:00 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Unannounced Motorola Android phone surfaces, isn't the fabled 'X phone' (video)
The fine folks at Tinhte have gotten their mitts on a Motorola-made Android phone that hasn't made its official debut. Right out of the gate, the outlet notes that it's not the rumored "X phone" sin...
05:24 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget HTC One Developer Edition announced, $649 with SIM and bootloader unlocked
HTC is getting into the Developer Edition trend -- a compromise necessary since CEO Peter Chou's plan to stop locking bootloaders entirely didn't stick -- as it's announced tonight that a variant of...
04:33 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Google Shopping ads go mobile for especially impulsive buyers
Many of us have done some online comparison shopping while we're standing in a physical store. Just ask Best Buy. Google, however, is betting that at least some of us want to splurge on a better dea...
03:38 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook explains how the fresh News Feed came to be: a deck of cards
Facebook made a sharp break from tradition when it unveiled the simplified News Feed, but how did it get there? As the social network's Jane Justice Leibrock has just explained, it was as simple as ...
02:49 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 3G arrives at the FCC, remains a really big phone
Not long after we got our hands on the Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile World Congress, the 3G global version has finally made its way through the FCC for certification. We already saw the WiFi model come ...
02:12 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Poll: Engadget Expand asks, "What should robots be helping us with?"
We're just a few days away from Expand, and all of us are insanely excited about the agenda we have lined up. To get you pumped for our Sunday morning session with Chris Anderson (CEO, 3D Robotics a...
02:12 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Poll: Engadget Expand asks: What should robots be helping us with?
We're just a few days away from Expand, and all of us are insanely excited about the agenda we have lined up. To get you pumped for our Sunday morning session with Chris Anderson (CEO, 3D Robotics a...
01:44 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget National Archives donates 1.2 million digital objects to Digital Public Library of America pilot project
The new Digital Public Library of America (or DPLA) will be kicking off its first big pilot project at the Boston Public Library next month, and it's now gotten a big shot in the arm courtesy of the ...
01:06 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget FTC: your mobile and social media ads still need disclosures*
We've all seen online banner ads with lengthy disclosures and other warnings that what we see isn't necessarily what we'll get. Think that the tight spaces of a smartphone screen or a 140-character ...
12:33 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 340 - 03.12.2013
We've got a pair of new boxes to discuss this week, with the TiVo Mini and Roku 3 both making their debut. While we discuss what they add to the mix (and what they're still missing), other news incl...
12:01 am EST - Wed, March 13, 2013
Engadget Deezer App Studio goes mobile, brings apps to Android and iOS listeners
As much as we like extending our music universe through apps within the likes of Deezer and Spotify, that wider experience hasn't usually carried over to mobile. Deezer, at least, thinks it can put ...
11:25 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.12.2013
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...
10:51 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Memoto lapel camera turns your life into one big photoblog
There likely aren't too many people in the world crying for ways to exponentially increase the number of digital pictures in their collections, but Memoto's hoping to help wearers rethink picture ta...
10:30 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Roli's Seaboard is a rubber-keyed piano that may redefine the way you play
Synths are nothing new, of course -- so what makes Roli's digital piano so novel? The instrument has a patent-pending rubberized surface that lets you bend and twist the keys as you play, freeing yo...
10:12 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Mac gets redesigned Menu Bar Helper, now with Quick Note feature
Evernote may not have shared the best of news a few days ago, but that's not stopping the notetaking service from giving its Mac application a boost in the features department. Evernote's quick to p...
09:51 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Alleged Google Now for iOS video leaks on YouTube, is promptly pulled
iOS fans jealous of Jelly Bean's creepy Google Now might finally have something to get excited about. An October update to the Google Search app finally delivered an updated voice recognition experi...
09:50 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget FAA approves 787 Dreamliner certification plan for testing Boeing's battery fix
The last we heard in the saga of the grounded 787 Dreamliner came last month, when Boeing announced that it had developed a "permanent" fix to the airliner's battery fire issues. Today, the FAA issu...
09:25 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Wes Craven and Joe Swanberg
We're here in Austin for SXSW Interactive, but it's impossible to avoid a little bleed over from the film and music portions of the event -- particularly when you get an invited to cover the latest ...
09:00 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Microsoft is singing the right tune with some wrong notes
In an episode of Elementary, a TV reinvention of Sherlock Holmes, there is an audacious product placement for the Microsoft Surface tablet. Holmes, a techno-adept detective working in New York, whip...
08:52 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget PSA: Google IO registration opens tomorrow, March 13th at 7AM PT
If you're still recovering from losing an hour of sleep this past weekend, you may have forgotten that registration for Google's annual I/O conference opens tomorrow at 7AM PT. General admission is ...
08:41 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows Surface prototypes, teases the tablets that might have been
We already know a lot about the Surface tablet line's birthing process. However, Microsoft has only really been comfortable with showing the finished product -- until today. The company's Panos Pana...
08:13 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Automatic Link converts your iPhone into a personal driving assistant (video)
That OBD II port that has been installed on just about every US-bound automobile since 1996? It's potential has just been tapped. For years, ambiguous dashboard lights have clued motorists in on int...
07:30 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget HTC One review (2013)
One. In literal terms, it's a number. To HTC, however, it's a branding strategy -- the foundation upon which the entire company is now based. Just take one look at the One lineup and you'll easily u...
07:14 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget HTC confirms One shipment delays, shifts global rollout to April
If you've been hearing whispers across the net that HTC's newest flagship, the One, has been beset by delays, consider those rumors confirmed. A company rep has corroborated those reports, stating t...
06:51 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget BMW readying vehicle loaner program to help i3 buyers avoid range anxiety
Range anxiety? Clearly, the decisive issue of today's automotive age. In an effort to avoid "pulling a Telsa" (or "pulling a Musk," as it's uttered in some circles), BMW is reportedly planning to of...
06:26 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Dropbox's redesigned desktop client brings more notifications, faster sharing and a fresher look
In a world that's becoming increasingly swamped with cloud storage options, it's good to see a true, original gangster innovating like the pressure is on. In a matter of moments, Dropbox is going to...
06:11 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Acer now selling C7 Chromebook with more battery life and memory for $280
When we got our hands on Acer's initial C7 Chromebook, our chief gripe was its frankly disappointing 4-hour battery life. We now know that Acer had its ear to the ground after launch. It's rolling o...
05:49 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Curiosity rover finds conditions on Mars that could have supported living microbes
"A fundamental question for this mission is whether Mars could have supported a habitable environment," says lead Mars Exploration Program scientist Michael Meyer, quoted in a NASA press release tod...
05:47 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget FCC approves T-Mobile, MetroPCS deal, deems the merger will 'serve the public interest'
FCC head Julius Genachowski has made it official: Deutsche Telekom can proceed with its planned acquisition of MetroPCS. Developing...Filed under: Cellphones, Wireless, Mobile, T-MobileCommentsSourc...
05:47 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget FCC approves T-Mobile - MetroPCS deal, deems the merger will 'serve the public interest'
FCC head Julius Genachowski has made it official: Deutsche Telekom can proceed with its acquisition of MetroPCS. News of the planned mobile marriage first arrived this past October, setting the stag...
05:39 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Google ends Street View litigation in the US, agrees to destroy collected data and pay $7 million fine
Google's long found itself in hot water where its Street View mapping practices are concerned, running afoul of authorities both in the US and abroad since 2010. But as of today, the search giant's ...
05:17 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget AMC launches Yeah! movie service, promises exclusive content and enthusiastic punctuation
In this post-DVD world, it can be tough to really enjoy a film without having a director talk on top of it. AMC's looking to fill in the void of contextual information left as many of us have moved ...
05:17 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget AMC launches Yeah! movie service, promises exclusive content and enthusiastic punctuation (video)
In this post-DVD world, it can be tough to really enjoy a film without having a director talk on top of it. AMC's looking to fill in the void of contextual information left as many of us have moved ...
05:11 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Vevo TV now streams music 247 to mobile devices, the web, Xbox and Roku
Vevo, long known as a source of music videos on YouTube, has just launched its own, standalone music video service called Vevo TV. The streaming music channel is on 24 hours a day, seven days a week...
04:53 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Intel releases Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 dev code, adds dual-boot option for Windows 8
Intel's in the tricky position of playing Android iteration catch-up -- but it's getting better at it. Releases are now appearing every six months, with the latest release of Android (4.2.2) now Int...
04:38 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Google Glass is, in fact, compatible with prescription glasses
We learned a lot about Google Glass yesterday at SXSW, including a sample of the kinds of apps it will be running when it becomes available to the public. Today on Google+, the Project Glass te...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget doubleTwist takes on Pandora with Magic Radio subscription service
Remember doubleTwist? (Probably almost as well as you remember India.Arie and Nikka Costa, but more on that later.) The player made a bit of a name for itself in the pre-Play Music days -- based as ...
03:44 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider
You can't completely pigeonhole Skype when it serves both as a partial substitute for traditional phone service and an instant messaging service with voice and video on top. Unfortunately, French te...
03:44 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget France investigates Skype after it doesn't register as a telecom provider (update: Skype response)
You can't completely pigeonhole Skype when it serves both as a partial substitute for traditional phone service and an instant messaging service with voice and video on top. Unfortunately, French te...
03:32 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent Live now in open beta, brings live webcasting to the masses
Last November, BitTorrent put out a call to all "qualified broadcasters," seeking to build out a solid based for Live, its new P2P streaming protocol. Now, just four months later, the company's open...
03:00 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Pantech Discover!
The Pantech Discover isn't a flagship device that may turn a lot of heads, but we determined that it was actually one of the best -- if not the best -- budget-friendly phone we've reviewed. Availabl...
02:41 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Note II info ticker, pop-up browser and ICE menu combo reveal another lock screen flaw (video)
The emergency contacts (ICE) menu is proving to be a Pandora's Box of lock screen vulnerabilities on several Samsung Galaxy handsets. Users are finding ways to exploit this weak point and the latest...
02:12 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Ridley Scott to co-produce sci-fi short films for Machinima
While Machinima has spread its wings beyond its namesake game engine-based movies, the company has only occasionally broken out of its familiar video game template. Those horizons are about to get w...
01:30 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Giveaways Galore: Win a boatload of sweet stuff at Expand!
We've already given you plenty of reasons to head on out to Expand this weekend in San Francisco, on top of a truly action-packed agenda. And anyone who has been to an Engadget event before knows we...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Vimeo On Demand launches, aims to make it easy for creators to sell content to viewers
There's no doubt Vimeo's constantly working on various enhancements with the outlook of making it a better place for content makers and viewers alike. Today, following a relatively brief beta phase,...
12:35 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Google Now seen in Chrome Browser code, hints at impending arrival
Google Now seems another step closer to arriving to the Chrome browser on Windows and Chrome platforms, thanks to yet another code spot by Chromium savant François Beaufort. He previously not...
12:01 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget AMD Richland chips will arrive in notebooks next month, promise better graphics, battery life and a few extras
Yearly product cycles? AMD doesn't need that long, thank you. It's planning to release a fresh batch of low-power APUs just 11 months after Trinity. Known as Richland, this generation won't be vastl...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Seagate ships two billion hard drives, sold half of them in the last four years
Seagate might have been selling hard drives since 1980, but it's seen a huge increase in demand in the last few years, allowing it to double its total sales since 2008, crossing the two billion unit...
12:00 pm EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you
Nuance has long wanted Dragon Mobile Assistant to do as much of the heavy lifting as possible for common Android phone tasks. The newly available 3.0 beta is shouldering even more of the load, inclu...
11:42 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Ben Heck combines PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U into one console to rule them all (video)
Most TV stands don't have the space for the litany of home entertainment equipment we have these days, much less three different gaming consoles. Well, Ben Heck has decided to do something about it ...
11:01 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Edifier's iF335 Bluetooth speaker pumps up the volume for $99
Looks like Mr. Eddie Fier, the man we hope is CEO of Edifier, is planning to wade into the Jambox-wars with this Bluetooth speaker-cum-speakerphone. The iF335 Bric Connect bonds with your devices ov...
10:13 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget ASUS VivoBook S500 S550 Windows 8 laptops now on sale for $699 and up
With Books, Pads, Tabs, Fones and the intriguing Transformer AiO, we can only wonder what else ASUS has in the stockroom. Recently liberated from the warehouse are the VivoBook S500 and S550 -- they...
09:12 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Tumblr 3.3 hits App Store with new camera, easier link swapping
After a complete refresh of its iOS app and full-on iPad support, Tumblr's keeping the updates coming for the Apple set with version 3.3. The main tweak is with the camera, which the microblogging c...
09:12 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Tumblr 3.3 hits iOS with new camera, easier link swapping
After a complete refresh of its iOS app and full-on iPad support, Tumblr's keeping the updates coming for the Apple set with version 3.3. The main tweak is with the camera, which the microblogging c...
08:05 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Fox mobile apps add TV Everywhere streaming, 24-hour sports network due this fall
Fox has been quietly busy over the last few days, unveiling plans for a 24-hour sports network that may be the biggest challenger to ESPN's throne, and adding new features to its mobile apps. Fox Sp...
07:17 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Lego Bionicles drafted into Arduino-driven band with synthesizers and more (video)
Italian sound designer and producer Guiseppe Acito wanted to kick off his newly established blog with some fanfare. Naturally, that meant constructing a band from Lego Bionicle toys driven by an Ard...
05:51 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Goophone i5S KIRFs the iPhone 5S early, gives the iPhone 4S a run for its money (video)
Ah, Goophone. The company that made its name keepin' it real fake with eerily similar clones of other companies' devices, sometimes before the originals have even launched. It's clearly not dropping...
04:43 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Netflix intros a dedicated ISP speed index page to highlight streaming champions
Netflix has long been judging your ISP's streaming quality, but you've had to dig around blog posts and other less accessible pages to get the low-down on just which networks reign supreme. Its new,...
03:54 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Researchers print biometric sensors directly on skin, make wearable health monitors more durable
MC10 might be best known for its wearable electronics aimed at athletes, but the company also makes a medical diagnostic sticker called a biostamp. Its creator (and MC10 co-founder), John Rogers has ...
03:16 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget PS Vita 3G price drops to $199 at certain Sony outlets
Just when we had gotten used to the idea that the PS Vita's price drop in Japan would not be followed by a similar one here, Joystiq reports many Sony stores are offering the 3G bundle at a discount...
02:41 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Nintendo announces 'mint white' 3DS XL, Tomodachi Collection bundle for Japan
Just in case your desire to catch them all extends to Nintendo 3DS variants, the company announced today that in Japan it's releasing a new mint white edition of the 3DS XL (called the LL in its hom...
02:09 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Stitcher browser plugins for Chrome and Firefox now available
Stitcher has lived comfortably on the web since late October, but now the audio streaming experience is expanding its territory with browser plugins. On Chrome, the freshly announced add-on offers q...
01:14 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung's latest Galaxy S IV teaser shows the outline of... a phone
Pause for your latest Galaxy S IV news break ahead of the March 14th unveiling: Samsung's Mobile US Twitter account has posted this picture showing what appears to be a smartphone (shocker!) -- that...
01:01 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Vertu CEO Perry Oosting talks specs and rationale
"Hi, I'm Richard Lai from Engadget. You guys probably hate us but..." "No no, I don't hate you," Vertu's 52-year-old President and CEO interjected with a charming smile. He then laid a hand on my sh...
12:32 am EST - Tue, March 12, 2013
Engadget Rdio on iPhone now shows which friends are listening, web streaming hits seven countries
Listen enough to Rdio on the desktop and you'll know your friends' taste in music when they're fellow subscribers. As of a fresh update to the iOS app, you'll also appreciate any musical kinship whi...
11:49 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Donkey Kong hack gives Pauline the central role, 32 years later (video)
Mario's quest to rescue Pauline in Donkey Kong is one of the most famous in video gaming -- and also a prominent reminder that women in games are often reduced to level objectives. Mike Mika's 3-ye...
11:18 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget iHeartRadio slips local news into streams, hopefully without the used car ads
The advent of internet radio let many of us tune into music we never would have heard without packing our bags for a trip. However, it often keeps us isolated from events just outside our door -- a ...
10:45 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Google shows off Glass apps: New York Times, Gmail and more
Google just took some time at SXSW to show off Google Glass, and it's taken the lid off some apps that are currently in the works. As it turns out, Page and Co. have been working with the New York T...
10:45 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Google shows off Glass apps: New York Times, Gmail, Path and more
Google just took some time at SXSW to show off Google Glass, and it's pulled back the curtains on some apps that are currently in the works. As it turns out, Page and Co. have been working with the ...
10:44 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.11.2013
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...
10:15 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Bing Desktop now integrates better with Facebook, adds more customization options
It's been awhile since Microsoft made the Bing Desktop application compatible with more versions of Windows, but today the company's giving current (and potential) users more reasons to enjoy it. Mo...
09:50 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget We're Live at Google's SXSW Glass panel
We've already seen a number of folks roaming the halls of the Austin Convention Center this week, rocking Google's much anticipated wearable -- and now it's finally Glass' time to shine. We've got a...
09:49 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Sonos' speaker-building, light-showing, neon-couching SXSW house
House parties are really the rule, not the exception here at SXSW -- it's an outgrowth of the show's Austin roots. But Sonos has gone a ways toward providing a unique experience for visitors to its ...
09:42 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 11th - 17th)
This week is surprisingly 3D heavy, with basketball tournament action on ESPN and a pair of movies (Life of Pi and Rise of the Guardians) on Blu-ray, but a blast from the past has caught our eye. Lo...
09:12 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Flash coming to Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and RT tomorrow
Heads up, Windows users. Tomorrow, Microsoft will release an update for Internet Explorer 10 that enables Flash content in both Windows 8 and Windows RT. As many of you are likely aware, the "full w...
08:53 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:30PM ET
It's Monday, and you know what that means; another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 5:30PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ...
08:41 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Lync 2013 now available for Windows Phone, iOS app due later this week
Good news today for Microsoft Lync account holders, as the company which calls Redmond home just announced that the 2013 version of its mobile clients has arrived on Windows Phone and should be comi...
08:16 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Reebok Fitness shakes up stale exercise routines on Android and iOS (video)
Despite Reebok being a cornerstone of the athletic scene, it hasn't been as quick off the mark as Adidas and Nike in embracing mobile apps as coaching tools. It's making up for lost time with a low-...
07:46 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Ouya holding official unveiling on March 28th in San Francisco
We're getting closer and closer to the launch of the much-hyped Ouya console. The Android-powered gaming machine will start shipping to backers on March 28th and to celebrate the company is having a...
07:31 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung's latest Chromebook now supports Netflix courtesy of HTML5 streaming
Samsung's most recent Chromebook may get the job done for those who rely mostly on websites and web apps, but there have still been some gaps in the web-based services it supports -- like Netflix. T...
07:31 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung's ARM-based Chromebook now supports Netflix courtesy of HTML5 streaming
Samsung's Exynos-powered Chromebook released last fall may get the job done for those who rely mostly on websites and web apps, but there have still been some gaps in the web-based services it suppo...
07:22 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Low-end Txtr Beagle e-reader coming to the US for $70, not $13
Back when Txtr first revealed its enthusiastic scheme to enter the low-end e-reader market, the idea was that it would be doing so by offering the Beagle at an extremely cheap rate. Fast forward to ...
06:50 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Google brings iOS Gmail app's interface to the mobile web and Gmail Offline
Google had a very warm reception to the improved search and overall sleeker UI in Gmail 2.0 for iOS -- warm enough, in fact, that it's spreading the redesign work to its web apps. Both the mobile we...
06:29 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 11th: 60-inch Panasoinic Viera HDTV and Brother HL-2240 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 ...
05:53 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald
At a show where developers are rock stars, Leap Motion just might be this year's Beatles. SXSW isn't the first time the company has given demos of its motion-controlled input devices, but it really ...
05:23 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget China's new internet backbone explained: verified sources, IPv6 at the core
While most of the world is still coming to grips with malware and weaning itself off of IPv4, we're just learning that China has been thinking further ahead. A newly publicized US Navy report reveal...
04:58 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget SoundCloud streamlines Pro plans, intros a Pro Partner tier for top streamers
There's been concerns that SoundCloud is shifting its attention too quickly toward listeners at the expense of the creators that gave the site its roots. While we can't say that the audio hub is add...
04:34 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model X delayed till late 2014 as company focuses on S series
Tesla subtly announced in its recent annual report that its Model X won't be arriving any time this year. Our sister site, AutoBlog Green, confirmed that the SUV model has been pushed back to a late...
04:01 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Apple's iPhone development device circa-2005
Wanna see what an iPhone development device looks like before Sir Jonathan has had his way with it? Then Ars Technica's got a treat for you at our source link.Filed under: Cellphones, Mobile, AppleC...
03:31 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget ST-Ericsson CEO steps down without a named successor
ST-Ericsson was already in some tumult after the ST half of the partnership said it was exiting the venture late last year. As we're discovering, there was a little more drama in store for 2013. CEO...
03:12 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Rovio adds TV channel to its games, launches Angry Birds Toons on March 17th
If Rovio wants to rival Disney, it's going to need to broaden its distribution network, right? It turns out that the company is going the opposite way, bundling a video channel inside its apps to sh...
02:57 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget '60 Minutes' shows how Gaudi's Sagrada Familia inches toward completion, with help from some aeronautical software
Barcelona's Sagrada Familia has been a labor of love. Still unfinished over 130 years since construction started, Antoni Gaudi's designs have been given a boost through advanced software more typica...
02:15 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft boosts SkyDrive with six month Office 365 University test drive, ad campaign
Office 365 University is already pretty cheap, but to get you hooked on the software while also promoting SkyDrive's collaboration tools, Microsoft's giving up to six months worth of free access to ...
01:47 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 coming to AT&T March 22nd for $199.99, pre-orders open tomorrow
The BlackBerry Z10 has already been available in various parts of the world -- and will soon be delivered to T-Mobile business customers in the US -- but most consumers within the 50 states are stil...
01:47 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 coming to AT&T March 22nd for $199.99, pre-orders open tomorrow (update: Best Buy)
The BlackBerry Z10 has already been available in various parts of the world -- and will soon be delivered to T-Mobile business customers in the US -- but most consumers within the 50 states are stil...
01:44 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Beta ROM puts Sense 5 on your Droid DNA earlier than HTC expected
While plenty of Android users prefer the vanilla OS experience, manufacturer-created skins persist, like HTC's updated Sense 5 UI debuting on the latest One flagship. HTC's Droid DNA will almost cer...
01:44 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget HTC Droid DNA gets an early taste of Sense 5 thanks to beta ROM
While plenty of Android users prefer the vanilla OS experience, manufacturer-created skins persist, like HTC's updated Sense 5 UI debuting on the latest One flagship. HTC's Droid DNA will almost cer...
01:00 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget TiVo Mini review
TiVo fans who want to be able to watch whatever they want, in any room that they want can finally stop waiting. Sure, some have been satisfied with TiVo's Multi-Room Viewing even though it required ...
12:45 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Twitter adds 12 more languages to its archive downloading program
The phrase "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" applies as much to tweets as it does to monumental events. While a select few have been able to download their microbloggin...
12:24 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Sony 'Huashan' and 'Taoshan' smartphones hinted at by retailer listings
The trouble with online retailers listing pages for rumored products is that you can never tell if it's a genuine leak or the work of hopeful database technicians. That's why we'll keep our emotions...
12:00 pm EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: NUIA's eyeCharm brings Kinect-assisted eye tracking (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 l...
11:33 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Marvel offers over 700 free first issue digital comics, might involve great powers and responsibilities
Looking to revise the whys, hows and who's who of the Marvel universe? Well, the movie-spinning comic book company wants to help you out, offering hundreds of first issue editions across the company...
10:33 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Is this the Samsung Galaxy S IV or is it in disguise again?
Mere days before Samsung unveils its newest phone, a Chinese forum post has offered some purported shots of the Galaxy S IV. Now it's worth mentioning from the outset that Samsung plays a good game ...
09:43 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Latest Apple TV reveals smaller A5 chip, adds to rumors of split with Samsung
Quiet, mid-cycle component upgrades are a thing with Apple, and they're sometimes worth watching out for. The iPad 2 got a chip update last year, for example, which significantly extended its batter...
09:07 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Google Doodle celebrates Douglas Adams' 61st birthday
Here's to a hoopy frood who really knew where his towel was.Filed under: Internet, AltCommentsVia: The GuardianSource: Google...
08:31 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget TiVo Mini comes to the people for $99.99
Remember the adage that good things "come to those who wait?" Well, if you managed to hold your nerve and resist signing up with Suddenlink, then your patience is ready to be rewarded. The TiVo Mini...
08:31 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget TiVo Mini goes on sale for $99.99 with a $5.99 monthly subscription
Remember the adage that good things "come to those who wait?" Well, if you managed to hold your nerve and resist signing up with Suddenlink, then your patience is ready to be rewarded. The TiVo Mini...
07:57 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon's bookish domain name hunt irks publishing groups, Barnes & Noble
Publishers represented by the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers have filed objections to Amazon's pursuit of new generic top-level domains ".book," ".author" and ".read. While som...
07:57 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon's bookish top-level domain hunt irks publishers, Barnes & Noble
Publishers represented by the Authors Guild and Association of American Publishers have filed objections to Amazon's pursuit of new generic top-level domains ".book," ".author" and ".read." While so...
06:31 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget San Francisco's Bay Bridge lights up with 25,000 computer controlled LEDs
For decades, tourists have gaped at San Francisco's brightly colored Golden Gate Bridge, often overlooking the Oakland-connected Bay Bridge's less flashy looks. Luckily, the old bridge is being gus...
04:07 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus L5 II debuts in Brazil, international rollout to follow
If the diminutive Optimus L3II is too small for you, and the L7II too big, today's porridge could be just right: LG's Optimus L5II is now available. Following in the footsteps of L3II, this 4-inch d...
03:35 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget How would you change Dell's XPS 14?
Dell's XPS 14, like the 13-incher that preceded it, presented us with an ice-cool design that showed the company's artists had worked overtime on getting the small things right. That said, it was a ...
02:49 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer to recieve customized multitouch gesture control
Here's a cool little addition to the increasingly competitive world of home automation. Ube's got a WiFi Smart Dimmer that utilizes multitouch functionality to control the the lights in your house -...
02:49 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Ube WiFi Smart Dimmer to receive customized multitouch gesture control
Here's a cool little addition to the increasingly competitive world of home automation. Ube's got a WiFi Smart Dimmer that utilizes multitouch functionality to control the the lights in your house -...
02:19 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Syntellia teases Leap Motion Fleksy demo, promises to let us type on air
Laser projected virtual keyboards? So 2004. These days, tech firms are dreaming up completely invisible typewriters, or at least Syntellia is. By marrying a Leap Motion sensor with its own Fleksy pr...
01:00 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 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 ...
12:25 am EST - Mon, March 11, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)
We'll be honest, we didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into when we headed to BlackBerry's SXSW event. Gone are the business-suited low key gatherings traditionally tied to trade show...
11:38 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 03.04.2013
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...
10:22 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Iran blocks VPN access to global web, cracks down on 'illegal' filter workaround
Iran's struggle with the unfiltered internet is well documented -- the nation has spent years fending off cyber attacks, blocking access and potentially fencing its own intranet off from the outside...
09:30 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Tablets offer a new choice for voice
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The term "phablet" has always been, at best, a relative descriptor. It kicked in with the release of the original Ga...
08:49 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 prototype caught in the wild with a rubberized back
When we put our mitts on the official BlackBerry Q10 design in January, it carried a "glass weave" back that was meant to convey a premium feel, not to mention give Bold 9900 series owners a sense o...
08:30 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget TI shows off LaunchPad-based prototype mouse, hints at a big followup
If you've been needing a little inspiration for your next TI LaunchPad project, look no further than the company itself. Texas Instruments set up shop in the maker tent across from the Austin Conven...
08:30 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget TI shows off LaunchPad-based prototype mouse, hints at a big follow-up
If you've been needing a little inspiration for your next TI LaunchPad project, look no further than the company itself. Texas Instruments set up shop in the maker tent across from the Austin Conven...
08:00 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Gigabot is a huge consumer 3D printer awaiting your Kickstarter dollars (video)
The standard crop of 3D printers are all well and good, but what about those times when you need to print something really, really big? Gigabot's hoping to fill in that gaping void with a build enve...
07:45 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget GE's Barista Bots are exactly what SXSW needs: coffee printing robotic arms
The best way to get the attention of a bunch of sleep-deprived, possibly hungover SXSW Interactive attendees? Coffee-slinging robotic arms, naturally. GE's fully embracing Austin's caffeinated food ...
07:45 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget GE's Barista Bots are exactly what SXSW needs: coffee-printing robotic arms
The best way to get the attention of a bunch of sleep-deprived, possibly hungover SXSW Interactive attendees? Coffee-slinging robotic arms, naturally. GE's fully embracing Austin's caffeinated food ...
07:30 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget IRL: Scanner Pro, Mophie Juice Pack Helium and the Native Union Pop Phone
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's safe ...
05:22 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Necomimi cat ears' creators branch out into brain-controlled headphones (video)
While we've always thought that brain-controlled cat ears are a perfectly viable business model, it's usually in a company's best interest to diversify, in case, you know, the bottom ever drops out ...
04:13 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Tesla gives Uber a Model S boost at SXSW, so come on and take a free ride
The number of cabs per capita in Austin is probably quite reasonable for a city of under a million, but during SXSW, taxis can be difficult to come by, plagued by ridiculous traffic and a surge of c...
02:00 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, 3D-printing vending machine and the Toyota i-Road concept
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. Now that green design is entering the mainstream, we're ...
12:00 pm EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Palm Top Theater turns your iPhone into a mini-3D display
"Pepper's ghost" isn't the sort of phrase you hear very often at a show like SXSW. In amongst all the latest generation technology, there aren't too many folks discussing hundreds years old optical ...
07:24 am EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Xi3 starts Piston pre-orders: buy an early Steambox for under $1,000
While Xi3's Piston may only be a Steambox through its software optimization, that still leaves us with a milestone on our hands now that the system is available for pre-orders: it's the first Valve-...
06:51 am EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Xi3 starts Piston pre-orders: buy an early Steambox for under $1,000
While Xi3's Piston may only be a Steambox through its software optimization, that still leaves us with a milestone on our hands now that the system is available for pre-orders: it's the first Valve-...
06:24 am EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Xi3 starts Piston pre-orders: buy an early Steambox for under $1,000
While Xi3's Piston may only be a Steambox through its software optimization, that still leaves us with a milestone on our hands now that the system is available for pre-orders: it's the first Valve-...
03:58 am EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: how long should I first-charge a battery?
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 Bernard, who wants an answer to the a...
02:00 am EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 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, alongside smartphone leaks, admissions of data throttling and...
12:44 am EST - Sun, March 10, 2013
Engadget Google shows off hacked speaking shoe at SXSW, promises it's not getting into the footwear business
All the hype of Google's presence at this year's SXSW has, not surprisingly, largely revolved around the company's Glass project, but much to our surprise, the software giant used the show to take t...
11:00 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget CASIS and the MassChallenge startup accelerator want to help you conduct research... in space!
Most folks are familiar with the International Space Station (ISS). However, what you may not know is that the national lab on board the ISS is available to anyone to conduct research, provided that...
10:30 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 3.9.13: Sunstones, knotted vortices and a zero-g robot
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Technology is all relative. We imagine there was a time when even the wheel was the latest must-...
09:31 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget We're live at SXSW's Al Gore on The Future panel
Al Gore: former Vice President, environmental activist, author, voice-over artist, gadget freak -- and psychic? The politician and supporter of all things green will be looking into his crystal ball...
07:53 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget We're live at Elon Musk's SXSW keynote
Electric cars and commercial space flight -- what more could a person want? The Tesla / SpaceX founder is bringing all of that to his keynote on this, this second day of South By Southwest Interacti...
07:15 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Last-chance Expand ticket giveaway and congrats to our Photo Contest winner!
In celebration of Expand, our first enormous electronics extravaganza next weekend at San Francisco's Fort Mason, we're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to 5 lucky @EngadgetExpand followers. This will...
06:27 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget We're live at SXSW's Leap Motion panel
Can't get enough of futuristic peripherals? Hey, neither can we -- so it's a good thing we're here at SXSW this week. We're kicking off a series of liveblogs today with a conversation with Leap Moti...
06:00 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Live from SXSW: catch our Leap Motion, Elon Musk and Al Gore liveblogs today!
Austin, Texas is loaded to the gills with geeks of every shape and size, and we're here too! We're parked at the city's convention center for a day filled with A-list SXSW speakers, including Elon M...
05:29 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Kinect Fusion-powered concept demos AR brain models for neurosurgeons (video)
Microsoft has talked up its Kinect Fusion tool since 2011, but it took some time at TechFest this week to show off how the software could be useful in operating rooms. For those who need a refresher...
03:00 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget OpenPool transforms billiards with a Kinect camera controlled light show
How to make a pool table an attention-grabber on a showroom floor full of highly explosive video games? Try a couple of Kinect cameras, some projectors and a sound system. OpenPool's an open-source ...
03:00 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget OpenPool transforms billiards with a Kinect camera-controlled light show
Want to know how to make a pool table an attention-grabber on a showroom floor full of highly explosive video games? Try a couple of Kinect cameras, some projectors and a sound system. OpenPool's an...
01:04 pm EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Crafter converts Atari 2600 systems into two-of-a-kind iOS speaker docks
There's few things more heartbreaking to gamers than an Atari 2600 whose original components have given up the ghost. UK craftsman Peter Morris must not want all that faux wood to go to waste, as he...
10:53 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Spymaster's Orcasub is a $2 million submarine for two
Sure, you could use an ROV to feel like a regular Jacques Cousteau (or James Cameron, for that matter), but nothing beats the real deal: a personal submarine. UK department store Harrods used its Te...
08:29 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Caltech self-healing chips can recover from laser blasts, save power while healthy
While many scientists have heard the call for self-healing electronics, their previous projects have usually had just a limited capacity to come back from the brink. Caltech has developed an integra...
05:57 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Simple wallet hack uses magnetic alarms to stave off pickpockets
We just wrapped up our tour of duty at MWC dodging the notorious pickpockets in Barcelona, so perhaps that's why we're particularly intrigued by Cabel Kraft's anti-snatch wallet hack over at Hackada...
04:10 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget EA Maxis cops to 'dumb' SimCity launch, offers early adopters a free game
The botched launch of the new SimCity game has upset many this week, however there is a little good news. EA Maxis exec Lucy Bradshaw posted that the company is working on its server issues, with ca...
03:46 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Multimorphic shows off its modular, open-source P3 Pinball machine at SXSW
When we spoke to Gary Stern way back in January at CES, the pinball exec let it be known that his was the only company currently producing pinball machines -- and while that may be accurate so far a...
02:56 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Netflix changes its API program by ending it, will no longer issue new dev keys
Once upon a time, Netflix was proud enough of its API which enabled third-party services and apps to serve up its data and content in different ways that it opened a gallery to display them -- but t...
02:56 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Netflix changes its public API program by ending it, will no longer issue new dev keys
Once upon a time, Netflix was proud enough of its public API which enabled third-party services and apps to serve up its data and content in different ways that it opened a gallery to display them. ...
02:04 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget DIYRockets starts a challenge to build open source, 3D-printed rocket engines
DIYRockets believes that our chances of advancing space exploration improve when everyone can lend a hand. The company is putting its money where its mouth is by launching a competition to develop 3...
01:15 am EST - Sat, March 9, 2013
Engadget Sony Chairman Howard Stringer to retire in June
After handing over the CEO reins of Sony to Kaz Hirai last year, current chairman Sir Howard Stringer is set to retire from his post this June at the firm's shareholder meeting, reports the Financia...
11:57 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Oculus and more
What? You didn't think we'd make it out of the first day of SXSW without some gaming coverage, did you? We're here at the show's Gaming Expo, a room full of the latest and greatest offerings from co...
11:50 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.08.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:28 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS fends off all hacks at Pwnium 3, others fall at Pwn2Own
Google's Pwnium challenge followed a familiar pattern in its first two years, with white hat hackers invariably finding a Chrome vulnerability and prompting a round of patches that ultimately made t...
11:00 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Gabe Newell, John Carmack and more talk VR at SXSW, watch live here at 7PM ET
Virtual Reality is one of this year's big would-be comeback stories, led largely but the runaway success of the Oculus Rift Kickstarter and Valve's recent rumblings on the matter. Not surprisingly, ...
11:00 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Oculus, Cliff Bleszinski and more talk VR at SXSW, watch live here at 7PM ET
Virtual Reality is one of this year's big would-be comeback stories, led largely by the runaway success of the Oculus Rift Kickstarter and Valve's recent rumblings on the matter. Not surprisingly, t...
10:52 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to begin selling BlackBerry Z10 to business customers March 11th for $249.99
The BlackBerry Z10 is finally ready to ship out to customers in the US, as T-Mobile has officially announced that it is selling Canada's pride and joy starting Monday for $250, but only to business ...
10:52 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to begin selling BlackBerry Z10 to business customers March 11th for $249.99 (update)
The BlackBerry Z10 is finally ready to ship out to customers in the US, as T-Mobile has officially announced that it is selling Canada's pride and joy starting Monday for $250, but only to business ...
10:45 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Come say hi at our first Engadget+gdgt Live event in Austin tomorrow night!
As most of you know by now, we've recently welcomed some old friends back to the fold here at greater Aol Tech. We're thrilled to be working with the gdgt crew on our first event together, tomorrow...
10:36 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Bre Pettis talks MakerBot's Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner
The job of kicking off this year's South By Southwest Interactive conference fell firmly in the hands of none other than MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis -- and really a show like this couldn't ask for a bet...
10:15 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Expand gets expanded
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week gone by and another week closer to the unveiling of the next Android superphone: the Samsun...
09:46 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget IntuiLab shows a tool to build Leap Motion apps, no coding chops required (video)
It's entirely possible to build motion aware apps if you've got the know-how to wield a tool like the Kinect SDK. But what about the rest of us? IntuiLab may have the solution through an upcoming ve...
09:25 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Neo N003 may deliver a 1080p smartphone for $145, but don't expect miracles
Neo is known for building smartphones with price tags so low that a Nexus 4 would seem like a luxury. If GizChina's contact (and convenient product render) is accurate, that bang-for-the-buck ratio ...
08:30 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Reticulating splines for reticulating times: the SimCity debacle
SimCity is in shambles. Not the virtual cities built within its digital confines, mind you, but the game itself. The reboot of EA Maxis' classic SimCity this week has been a roller coaster of emotio...
08:13 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber TV channel lineup sees its first 3D additions with 3net and ESPN3D
Google's Fiber efforts may not be that widespread yet, but it's obvious the search giant is doing all it can to improve the service for those who are lucky enough to have it. With that in mind, Goog...
08:00 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget MakerBot unveils prototype Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, promises easier 3D printing
Well, that was quick. Bre Pettis just started delivering South By Southwest's opening remarks and may well have taken the wraps off the biggest news of the show. Of course, we'll still have to hang ...
07:50 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Live from MakerBot's SXSW Keynote
South by Southwest Interactive kicked off this morning in Austin -- well, sort of. Can you really say a show like this has "kicked off," before a 3D printing CEO has given the opening remarks? Debat...
07:33 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Patient has 75 percent of his skull replaced with 3D-printed prosthetic
Earlier this week, an un-named man in the United States had 75 percent of his skull replaced with a 3D-printed plastic prosthetic, the first-known operation of its kind. The transplant was carried ...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show Mini: Mobile World Congress with Stephen Elop and more
That's right, we went to Barcelona, so you don't have to. Join the Engadget team halfway across the world for a very special mini-episode of the Engadget Show, where we take you to center stage for ...
06:44 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Nook Free Fridays now include apps
There's no denying that Barnes & Noble's Nook business has faced challenges lately. The bookseller may, however, have an extra trick up its sleeve to keep e-reader buyers coming back. Taking a p...
06:30 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Wire to the Ear's Oliver Chesler visits 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 this week's edition of our nerdy 21 questions, Wire t...
06:16 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget DirecTV Android tablet app knows it's late, makes suitably low-key entrance
We bet you thought your DirecTV receiver and Android tablet would never get along, didn't ya? Well, it has been over two years since the satellite provider released an iPad app, and although softwar...
05:59 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget FTC report on mobile payments raises concerns about 'cramming' on carrier billing
The FTC held a workshop on mobile payments last year, and it's now followed that up with a full report that raises a few concerns and offers some recommendations for the industry. Those include the ...
05:46 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Lenovo S920 and S820 leak, could pack Android 4.2.1, quad-core CPUs and dual-SIM slots
Lenovo's still far from a boldfaced name when it comes to Android smartphones. Its Clover Trail+-packing K900 aside, the company's mobile focus tends to skew towards the lower-end. And so it se...
05:35 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget AT&T Plus trial winding down on March 31st
AT&T has been testing the viability of loyalty rewards through a limited AT&T Plus trial over the past year. Unfortunately, time's up: as you can see in the letter above, the carrier is shut...
05:11 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Magisto adds still photos to its AI video editing witchery (video)
Short of serving the popcorn, Magisto's editing app can take care of the video production needs for the busy (or artistically challenged), including helping with music choices, chopping it all toget...
04:42 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget AT&T: 'we unlock our customers' devices'
To our delight, the recent ruling that phone subsidy unlocks are no longer protected by copyright law has sparked a lot of attention from the general public as well as the US government. However, so...
04:36 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget HTC Myst specs purportedly leak, hint at a second-gen social phone
We wouldn't exactly call the social networking-focused HTC ChaCha (aka Status) and Salsa resounding successes in the smartphone world when they were quickly overshadowed by... just about everything ...
04:22 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung Electronics exec blames Windows 8 for the decline of the PC
Jun Dong-soo isn't mincing his words. The Samsung Electronics head of memory chip business has a hate hard-on for Microsoft's nascent Windows 8 OS, a viewpoint he made clear to reporters in Seoul, S...
04:00 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget CeBIT 2013 wrap-up
As it'd be poor taste to start singing So Long, Farewell from The Sound of Music, we'll have to settle for a cheery auf wiedersehen and some fond memories of our week in Hannover. Admittedly, this y...
03:30 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 334 - 03.08.13
We call it the podcast, but this week it's more of a forecast. What's coming for Facebook, what features the Galaxy S IV might have, a planned refresh of Windows Phone, when can you expect to actual...
03:01 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Higgs Boson update: it's cool, it exists, it's not necessarily so 'exotic'
As a prominent musician once noted: all that hype doesn't feel the same next year, boy. And that's sadly proving true for our old friend Higgs Boson, who shot to fame last Summer but is now waking u...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 81: Exploring NASCAR's technological dichotomy
Despite adopting new hardware like the Gen-6 car, NASCAR has been reluctant to embrace the high tech when it comes to other facets of the sport. In the latest issue of our tablet mag, we visit Dayto...
01:43 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Thorsten Heins: BlackBerry won't sell sub-$50 phones
Squint and you'll find a few neat parallels between BlackBerry and Nokia. Both are fallen giants which are staking their livelihoods on a nascent OS, while the former is a Canadian run by a European...
12:58 pm EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Spindle discovery app for iPhone adds keyword-based search alerts, spreads to more US cities
The Spindle for iPhone application is known for making it a breeze to discover nearby restaurants, bars and other local spots by racking up social network updates instead of, you know, check-ins. In...
11:56 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Cambridge Consultants develops indoor tech to pick up where GPS drops off
Indoor navigation isn't a new concept, but it often requires wireless signals or custom infrastructure, neither of which are entirely reliable. Cambridge Consultants has come up with an as-yet-unnam...
11:20 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Google adds public alerts to Search, Now and Maps in Japan
When trouble looms, most people turn to the internet before anything else. As such, the search giant is ensuring that it's offering public alerts to those in disaster-prone regions. Following a roll...
10:38 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Google's Art, Copy & Code revives ads with sharing apps, talking shoes
It's hard to deny that online advertising has grown a bit stale, with most ads being some take on ye olde banners. Google obviously has a vested interest in keeping us clicking -- so it's launching ...
09:46 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Google Glass learns how your friends dress, picks 'em out in a crowd
Facial recognition? Pah. Dahling, the only way to find someone in a crowd is to pick out what they're wearing. InSight is an app being developed for Google Glass by Duke University that helps you id...
08:58 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget US Bank intros BillPay feature for iOS and Android, lets you set up bill payments with a pic
Judging by recently announced projects like Go Mobile, it's quite clear that US Bank is working hard at keeping up with the mobile banking curve. With today's introduction of its new Mobile Photo Bi...
07:42 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Movie studios sign on for satellite-based digital delivery to theaters
We doubt we'll see any reduction in ticket prices, but the process of bringing new movies to theaters could get easier very soon as five major studios have signed on with the Digital Cinema Distribu...
07:04 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Redesigned YouTube channels exit limited beta, now up for grabs
YouTube has had a revamped look for channels in limited beta testing since early February, but it's now ready to spread the new-layout love to interested folks. Dubbed "One Channel," the design refr...
05:28 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Motorola workforce to drop by 10 percent, cuts being made in US, China and India
Google's Motorola unit seems to be facing some hard times -- according to an email acquired by the Wall Street Journal, up to ten percent of the division's workforce is facing layoffs. "While we're ...
04:56 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget LG ships its MT93 Personal Smart TV to your dorm this March
College students and studio apartment tenants still don't have many options for advanced TVs; they often have to make do with a PC monitor or find a way to cram a bigger TV set into a tiny space. It...
04:23 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Study: Facebook users sharing more personal info despite increased privacy concerns
Carnegie Mellon University conducted a study following more than 5,000 Facebook users over six years, from 2005 and 2011, and found that changes in the social network's privacy policies caused users...
03:38 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Razer enlists Rahul Sood of VoodooPC fame as advisor to its board of directors
Rahul Sood is still keeping busy at Microsoft, but he's adding yet another role to his resume: advisor to Razer's board of directors. The VoodooPC founder says he views the gaming-focused firm as th...
03:10 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Twine Cloud Shield puts Arduino gadgets online in seconds (video)
If you're hip-deep in Arduino projects, you're likely aware of shields: graft-on boards that add functionality, most often getting the Arduino in touch with the rest of the world. Many of these requ...
02:13 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: EFF's Julie Samuels talks patents, podcasting and the SHIELD Act
We've heard it shouted from the mountaintops more times than we'd care to mention: the patent system is fundamentally broken. But that manner of righteous indignation can often fail to make an impre...
01:51 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion and Double Fine team on Dropchord, give air guitar skills an outlet
Emerging technology often needs a halo app to lure us in. For the upcoming Leap Motion controller, that app could come through the unusual (if welcome) channel of Double Fine's Dropchord. The game's...
12:54 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G for Sprint updated to Android 4.1.2
Today's been a good day for smartphone updates. In addition to the One X on AT&T and the Droid RAZR on Verizon both receiving bumps to Jelly Bean, Sprint is giving another reason to smile with a...
12:15 am EST - Fri, March 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.07.2013
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...
11:48 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Zotac's StreamBox and RAIDbox build upon the ZBOX's HTPC pedigree
Zotac has this media-friendly SFF computer thing pretty much nailed. For years the company has been churning out ever smaller machines purpose built for living rooms and media servers. The StreamBox...
11:27 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget EA addresses LGBT issues in gaming in first ever 'Full Spectrum' event
At the Ford Foundation in upper Manhattan this morning, representatives from inside and outside the game industry spoke to the issues that LGBT gamers face and how best to fix them in the first ever...
11:02 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Incredimail launches for iPad with a photo inbox and built-in browser
Many of us whose parents discovered the internet in the past decade are all too familiar with Incredimail, mostly through the excessively cute stationery that would come attached to virtually every ...
10:31 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Skype scores an iOS update with improved calling UI and some bug fixes
Not every update from the Microsoft-owned VoIP service needs to be high-profile. Every so often a nice subtle tweak is all it takes to add a lovely layer of polish to an already beloved app. Both th...
10:00 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Back to BlackBerry: closing time
Time's up. I've now had a full month to call the BlackBerry Z10 my very own and use it as my everyday device. I've had the opportunity to use it in every likely scenario, including a nine-day trip t...
09:36 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Boy Scouts of America go thoroughly modern, make designing videogames a badge-worthy affair
Obvious truths: Boys love videogames. Videogames are fun. Earning awards for loving videogames and wanting to make them is ridiculous and pretty darn sweet. It's also now entirely possible if you're...
09:06 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web
The longstanding disagreement between Google and MPEG LA is finally over, as the two parties have reached a licensing agreement for several patents covering video compression. As a quick refresher, ...
08:59 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Bipartisan bill to re-legalize cellphone unlocking introduced in Senate
We should have known that it wouldn't take long for someone in congress to take up the fight to re-legalize cellphone unlocking. Those championing the effort on the floor of the Senate are Amy Klobu...
08:50 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx get updated to Android 4.1
Today is the day for Jelly Bean updates on older carrier-branded devices, apparently. In this round, it's the Verizon-branded Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx that have the honor of being bestowed ...
08:30 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 4:00PM!
Another early podcast to help you east-coasters wrap up your Thursday workday -- and you west-coasters through that post-lunch grind. We'll have the one and only Joseph Volpe joining the similarly u...
08:09 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry patent application shows the dual-screen phone that thankfully never was
Going dual-screen is really the nuclear option for smartphone design -- it's what you use to draw attention when your regular, single-screen phones aren't thriving. We're at once unsurprised and app...
07:39 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Reports: Apple's internet radio service delayed by slow-going music licensing negotiations
According folks in the know who've spoken to Bloomberg and The New York Times, Apple's oft-rumored streaming radio service is set for a late arrival. The reason is because of snails-pace negotiation...
07:39 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget AT&T HTC One X finally receives update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Global variants of the HTC One X have enjoyed the good graces of Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) for a few months now, but it appears that the AT&T model is finally ready to get in on the action. The c...
07:21 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Google's Field Trip location-discovery app comes to iOS
Android users have had access to Google's Field Trip for several months now, but the location-discovery app is just making its way to iOS now. The service runs in the background on your smartphone, ...
06:58 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year
Fans who follow the goings on in the Marvel universe just got a better way to do so... assuming they own an iOS device. With the debut of the Marvel Unlimited app, iPhone and iPad owners can now acc...
06:13 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Facebook freshens up News Feed, brings bigger images, feed filtering and a uniform cross-platform UX
We knew Facebook had something new planned for its News Feed, and today at an event at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park, the company confirmed those rumors. As suspected, the new feed filters content by ty...
06:08 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Ouya store ready for launch, will highlight devs with short documentaries
We're still a little bit away from the official launch of the much-hyped Ouya console, but the game store appears ready for takeoff. Today the company hit the reset button on the beta version of its...
05:57 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Twitter, LinkedIn apps updated for BlackBerry 10, now function like the real deal
Two new app updates are currently on deck for owners of BlackBerry's Z10 aimed at enhancing the native Twitter and LinkedIn experience. And by "enhance," we mean achieve parity with app iterations o...
05:27 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z with LTE to hit NTT DoCoMo on March 22nd
Sony's major Mobile World Congress product reveal turned out to be the very same slate it had already taken the wraps off of this past January in Japan: the Xperia Tablet Z. Now that the 10-inch Andr...
04:59 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Canadian government sets November 19th as date for 700MHz auction
Well, it's not the first half of 2013 as originally promised, but the Canadian government has now set a specific date for the country's first 700MHz spectrum auction: November 19th of this year. Alo...
04:32 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung loses UK lawsuit against Apple over 3G data
Samsung hasn't been catching many breaks in its court battles with Apple as of late, and that trend isn't quite over yet. A UK court just tossed out claims that Apple violates three Samsung patents ...
04:00 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 172 - 03.07.13
You might think that after last week's major event, that there's be little to talk about this week. Seriously? If you were actually thinking that, then we're guessing you're new around these parts! ...
03:32 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Matterport 3D camera aims to map your interior world, display it from the cloud
Startup Matterport's just closed a round of investor funding to bring its 3D mapping camera and "interactive viewing platform" one step closer to commercial production. The company, founded in 2011 ...
03:06 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA rolls out Apex and PhysX developer support for the PlayStation 4
Just because the PlayStation 4 centers around an AMD-based platform doesn't mean that NVIDIA is out of the picture. The graphics firm is updating the software developer kits for both its Apex dynami...
02:37 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Lighty paints real lighting Photoshop-style, minus the overdone lens flare (video)
It's not hard to find smart lightbulbs that bow to our every whim. Creating a well-coordinated light scheme can be difficult without tweaking elements one by one, however, which makes the Japan Scie...
02:03 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble signs licensing agreement with MGM, Lionsgate, National Geographic and more for Nook Video service
Barnes and Noble has just dealt up some good news for movie-loving owners of its Nook HD and HD+ slates, with the announcement of new licensing agreements with a host of studios. Lionsgate, MGM...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Tango video chat goes native on iPad, makes better use of everyone's screens
The mobile version of Tango's video chat app has almost exclusively revolved around smartphones. It's at last going a little bigger: an update to Tango's iOS app is introducing full iPad support, ex...
01:58 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Visualized: First photo using ISS-mounted ISERV Pathfinder zooms in on Panama
It's been a while since we last heard of the ISERV Pathfinder, an imaging instrument that consists of a camera, telescope and pointing system that was sent up to the International Space Station last...
01:26 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Google Street View reveals Bulgarian imagery, expands Russian and UK sites
Though Bulgaria mightn't be your first choice for a relaxing holiday, fresh imagery from Google may change your tune -- or at least give you a chance to experience it vicariously. Mountain View just...
12:22 pm EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book shows sudden sign of life: 13-inch Core i5 model coming to Japan this week
The Transformer Book's entry into the world has been hampered by a couple of things: high pre-order prices for the Core i7 version, plus a degree of forgetfulness with respect to actually coming to ...
11:00 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Thermodo brings a mercury-free way to measure air temperature on your smartphone
If you're the type to eschew the weather report on your smartphone and just, you know, open the window instead, the Thermodo sensor and app that just launched on Kickstarter may be for you. The peti...
11:00 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Thermodo unveils a mercury-free way to measure air temperature on your smartphone
If you're the type to eschew the weather report on your smartphone and just, you know, open the window instead, the Thermodo sensor and app that just launched on Kickstarter may be for you. The peti...
10:30 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer AiO launching Q2 for $1,299 and up, marries Windows 8 desktop with monster Android tablet
We were beginning to think the ASUS Transformer AiO was just a figment of a summer daydream after hearing nothing of it since our chance look many months ago. As it turns out, we were right about th...
10:00 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 339 - 03.07.2013
Now that Cablevision is actually suing Viacom over channel bundling, is there a chance that major changes are coming to the pay-TV landscape? We're not entirely optimistic, and most regular listener...
09:32 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget LG's 55-inch OLED HDTV gets UK launch details: 9,999, ships in July
Nearly a year after LG first showed off the production design for its 55-inch OLED HDTV and just as it begins shipping in Korea and the US, the company has announced UK details for the set. The 55EM...
08:33 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Fotodiox brings 140-megapixel images to your NEX, medium format lens not included
Fotodiox has a new take on E-mount lens adapters that'll give you 140-megapixel images by performing an interesting trick: moving the camera. The rather spendy device uses an interchangeable lens mo...
07:04 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Box Windows Phone, Windows 8 apps get new features, including file previews and more
Box has done a pretty decent job at bringing novel features to its apps on the various platforms they are present in, and today it's turn for a couple of Microsoft's properties to get some fresh tid...
05:57 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Path 3 adds private messaging and stickers, much like your 5th grade binder
Path hasn't held the same grip on social networkers as Facebook or Twitter, in part because it's almost too social -- you can't really control which friends (or friends of friends) see a post. The s...
04:24 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung posts NX1100 camera manual prematurely, shows a subtle upgrade
Samsung must not be very attached to the NX1000: the mirrorless camera isn't even a year old, and its creator is already rushing to post details of the follow-up. Manuals for the NX1100 have surface...
03:09 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F7 debuts in Korea as Optimus LTE III
After being teased, leaked and eventually revealed at Mobile World Congress, LG's Optimus L7 is finally ready for consumption -- at least in South Korea. Adopting the moniker of Optimus LTE III, the...
02:00 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget NYC awards six Reinvent Payphones finalists, asks public to select favorite via Facebook
The payphone. Despite how connected our world has gotten in the last decade or so, the majority of the 11,000 payphones in NYC stem from a 1999 contract. Due to expire and renew in October 2014, the...
01:09 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft exec teases that Office 365 will get new apps, rapid-fire updates
Microsoft would really, really like us to drop our stand-alone copies of Office in favor of Office 365 subscriptions. Really. Division president Kurt DelBene prefers to lure us in with the carrot ra...
12:00 am EST - Thu, March 7, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.06.2013
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...
11:11 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 dock reaches the Google Play Store: also, unicorns are real
The official Nexus 7 dock has been one of the more elusive beasts in the accessory world, especially for anyone who wanted it from an official source. Google just brought that months-long pursuit to...
11:11 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 dock reaches the Google Play Store: also, unicorns are real (update: regions)
The official Nexus 7 dock has been one of the more elusive beasts in the accessory world, especially for anyone who wanted it from an official source. Google just brought that months-long pursuit to...
10:45 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: LifeBeam heart-monitoring smart cycling helmet (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
10:16 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget ComScore: Apple strengthens lead as top US handset maker in early 2013, Android takes a small hit
The latest numbers from ComScore show Apple strengthening its lead as the top US handset maker, with the iPhone nabbing an estimated 37.8 percent of the market as of January 2013. That's a 3.5-point...
09:40 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Chicago court rules Google not responsible for unflattering search results
Everyone googles themselves at some point -- even the people who say they don't. But if you don't like what you see when that search box offers possible queries linked to your name, don't go suing Go...
09:18 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget DOJ lets waiting period expire on T-Mobile MetroPCS merger, hints it's good to go
We're sure that MetroPCS and T-Mobile USA executives were on pins and needles wondering whether or not their proposed merger would clear all the regulatory hurdles. While they're not officially free...
09:00 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand agenda unveiled: Come see the full schedule for our big event!
Over the past couple of months we've been letting you know about the awesome speaker lineup for Expand, our big event that's just around the corner at San Francisco's Fort Mason on March 16th and 17...
08:41 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget ViaSat snags Guinness World Record for highest capacity satellite
After earning top marks from the FCC for its broadband performance, ViaSat has added yet another feather to its cap in the form of a Guinness World Record. According to the august organization, the ...
08:41 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget ViaSat snags Guinness World Record for highest-capacity satellite
After earning top marks from the FCC for its broadband performance, ViaSat has added yet another feather to its cap in the form of a Guinness World Record. According to the august organization, the ...
08:32 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter update improves search on mobile and web, enhances autocomplete and web browsing for iOS
Twitter's just announced an update for its Android and iOS apps and mobile site aimed to help users locate desired tweets with ease. Now, search queries for specific keywords will turn up a "Top Twe...
08:00 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The dark side of Google Glass
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I want to be excited about Google Glass -- I really do. I saw Rob...
07:29 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Rolls-Royce Wraith picks gears using GPS, keeps your Spirit of Ecstasy soaring (video)
Many Rolls-Royce drivers are used to effortless speed between the big engines and smooth suspensions. The automaker's new Wraith coupe could iron out what few of those wrinkles are left through a cl...
07:10 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!
We're back from Barcelona! Well, sort of. Brad's at his humble abode, while Myriam is soaking up the memories in her former French digs. Regardless of where the sound of our voices are coming from, ...
06:58 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Next Issue Media reaches Windows 8, puts subscriptions on your Surface (video)
Next Issue Media's unlimited magazine subscriptions have had a solid footing on Android tablets and iPads, but Windows tablet owners have faced the prospect of subscribing to one magazine at a time ...
06:37 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S III bug disables lock screen, grants full access, tests patience
Lock screens are around for a reason: to keep people from getting where they shouldn't. They aren't always infallible, though, and a few weeks ago, we saw a vulnerability in several builds of iOS 6 ...
06:37 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S III bug disables lock screen, grants full access, tests patience (updated)
Lock screens are around for a reason: to keep people from getting where they shouldn't. They aren't always infallible, though, and a few weeks ago, we saw a vulnerability in several builds of iOS 6 ...
06:27 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 6th: Canon EOS Rebel T4i and 3TB Seagate external hard drive
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Recon teases new sports head-up display for sunglasses, promises more info this summer
Anyone who's ever had a nice brisk bike ride through a snowstorm is likely to cringe a bit at the above image. Though the gentlemen pictured is looking forward to the summer season for other reasons...
06:00 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Recon teases new sports heads-up display for sunglasses, promises more info this summer
Anyone who's ever had a nice brisk bike ride through a snowstorm is likely to cringe a bit at the above image. Though the gentlemen pictured is looking forward to the summer season for other reasons...
05:30 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 018 - 03.06.13
Whether it's a swift tour of the floor at MWC, a rapid lap at a Barcelona racetrack or 4K video streamed directly to your TV (over a lightning fast rural connection) there's a distinct smell of burn...
05:11 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget KFC gets free UK WiFi through The Cloud: get some data with your drumsticks
Hey, it worked for McDonald's, didn't it? KFC would certainly prefer that its British customers hang around for long enough to justify a bucket of chicken rather than a Snack Box, so it's teaming up...
04:46 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon adds another original kid's program with high-profile pedigree
Amazon doesn't have any original programming just yet that can quite compete with the buzz of House of Cards or the resurrection of Arrested Development. What it does have, however, is a compelling ...
04:18 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Nokia's #2InstaWithLove Windows Phone 8 app mocks Instagram while pleading for its presence
Nokia's throwing shade the best way it can. Its latest Windows Phone 8 app, #2InstaWithLove, is a demented valentine of sorts. It's Nokia's backhanded loveslap to Instagram; the app equivalent of a b...
03:51 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Google+ updates profile pages with larger photos, 'card' layout and Local review tab
The social masses have spoken and Google's listened. Starting today, the search giant's beefing up Google+ profile pages with additional features based on overwhelming feedback to give users mo...
03:26 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reverses course, says Office 2013 licenses can now be transferred to new PCs
There were plenty of Office users none too pleased with Microsoft's recent decision to tie Office 2013 retail licenses to the PC they were originally installed on, and it looks like the company has ...
03:07 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop's pseudo-free home WiMAX goes live
FreedomPop tempted users with the prospect of free home internet access -- free after buying the hardware, that is -- back in December. If you've been champing at the bit ever since, you'll be glad...
02:49 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Visualized: MyMultitouch's 84-inch, 4K touchscreen (video)
Museum owners, public officials and design studio heads are just the sort who would have an excuse to splash out on one of MyMultitouch's displays. The 84-inch PixelSense-esque table is designed to ...
02:31 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget RetroN 4 plays NES, SNES, Genesis and GBA carts, hides its looks (for now)
Hyperkin's fourth RetroN console wants to be the perfect way to enjoy gaming's past glories. Alongside the ability to play NES, SNES, Gameboy and Sega Genesis titles, it's compatible with PAL and NT...
02:10 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Bird poop and Big Screens: Attempting a multiplayer world record
There's no category in the Guinness World Records for the most players in a single-screen multiplayer game. However, that's likely to change soon thanks to a group of New York University graduate st...
02:06 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Solavei starts carrying nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 nomads
Those who want to use an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US beyond AT&T have had relatively few places to go for an exodus, T-Mobile and Straight Talk usually being the two carriers on the short list. ...
01:41 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget HTC says One's dual-membrane microphones block bad vibes
Nobody expects studio quality recording from a smartphone, but the technology in HTC's recently launched One at least allows distortion free audio to be nabbed in the quietest or loudest environment...
01:18 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Research brings mid-air multitouch to Kinect (video)
Shortly after the Kinect SDK first launched, it spawned a number of inspired efforts from researchers to make it do more than just track your body. Microsoft Research finally seems to be catching up...
12:49 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget GlassUp wearable display hands-on (video)
GlassUp is a wearable computing project that turns a pair of glasses into a head-mounted secondary display for your smartphone. A projector beams images onto a glass panel baked into the right-side ...
12:23 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget MSI's mid-range S30 laptop is coming to Europe for 699 euro, we go hands-on (video)
When we first heard MSI was showing off a device at CeBIT called the S30, we assumed it was the successor to the S20, the company's first Windows 8 Ultrabook. Alas, though, it's not quite an Ultrabo...
12:23 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget MSI's mid-range S30 laptop is coming to Europe for 699 euros, we go hands-on (video)
When we first heard MSI was showing off a device at CeBIT called the S30, we assumed it was the successor to the S20, the company's first Windows 8 Ultrabook. Alas, though, it's not quite an Ultrabo...
12:00 pm EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Globalgig expands its roaming MiFi coverage into more English-speaking countries (plus Sweden and Denmark)
More good new for anyone that likes to buy their overseas data in bulk. Voiamo's Globalgig service is making good on its promise of worldwide domination expansion, announcing deals with carriers in ...
11:46 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance'
There's so much deja vu here it's almost bewildering, but Microsoft has managed to get itself fined by the European Commission yet again for failing to comply with its earlier commitments to offer b...
11:46 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance' (updated: won't appeal)
There's so much deja vu here it's almost bewildering, but Microsoft has managed to get itself fined by the European Commission once again for failing to comply with its 2009 commitment to make it ea...
11:46 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance' (update: won't appeal)
There's so much deja vu here it's almost bewildering, but Microsoft has managed to get itself fined by the European Commission once again for failing to comply with its 2009 commitment to make it ea...
11:23 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Volvo revamps its pedestrian detection system to automatically break for cyclists (video)
Cars that automatically stop when a pedestrian is in the way have been in Volvo's fleet for a while now, but the automaker has just unveiled an update to its existing tech that'll stomp on the brake...
11:23 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Volvo revamps its pedestrian detection system to automatically brake for cyclists (video)
Cars that automatically stop when a pedestrian is in the way have been in Volvo's fleet for a while now, but the automaker has just unveiled an update to its existing tech that'll stomp on the brake...
10:51 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Fujitsu's waterproof, dustproof Stylistic M702 tablet (video)
Somehow we missed this at Mobile World Congress last week. We were so busy playing with Fujitsu's GPS cane and 5-inch F-02E phone, that we didn't even notice the company introduce a waterproof, dust...
10:15 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung to stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand, according to MobileGeeks
We already know that Samsung was too timid (or maybe too sensible) to launch its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab hybrid in the US, but now it appears the manufacturer is having doubts about European deman...
10:15 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung will stop sale of Windows RT tablets in Germany due to weak demand, according to reports
We already know that Samsung was too timid (or maybe too sensible) to launch its Windows RT-based ATIV Tab hybrid in the US, but now it appears the manufacturer is having doubts about European deman...
10:12 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S IV screenshots support Smart scroll rumors, add Smart pause
Samsung made a big deal out of its new "Smart" UI tweaks when it launched the Galaxy S III, so the suggestion that it might have its digital tool box out for the next iteration wouldn't surprise us ...
10:12 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S IV screenshots support Smart scroll rumors, add Smart pause (update)
Samsung made a big deal out of its new "Smart" UI tweaks when it launched the Galaxy S III, so the suggestion that it might have its digital tool box out for the next iteration wouldn't surprise us ...
09:29 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Spotify teams up with Volvo, launches new voice-controlled in-car app (video)
Spotify continues to make itself at home in your car. Following its Ford hook-up at MWC last month, its announced a new team-up with Volvo that will bring a voice-navigated version of the music serv...
08:56 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft to offer discounted Windows 8 software for future small touchscreen laptops
In a bid to push the development of small, touch-enabled laptops, Microsoft has started to offer discounts on Windows 8 and Office 2013 to manufacturing OEMs. According to WSJ and Digitimes reports,...
08:39 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Beats is either 'in talks' with Apple over new music-streaming service, or it's just very good at marketing
Excuse us, but we find it hard to swallow some of the hype that swirls around the Beats brand. That sounds harsh, maybe, but it's borne out of experience. Anyway, we do trust Reuters, and that outle...
08:07 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget HP Pavilion 20 Linux AIO launches in the UK, ships with Ubuntu for 349
Ready to take the plunge on a new all-in-one, but not super pumped about tackling Windows 8? You're probably not alone, and it looks like HP's got a solution. The company's entry-level Pavilion 20-b...
07:22 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Sharp may be close to receiving a $110 million boost from Samsung (update: deal final)
Japan's Sharp has been struggling very publicly for some time now, and many reports indicate it's been looking outward for interested investors. While it already secured just such an arrangement wit...
06:42 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Strut app tasks you with exploring the planet, ranks your worldliness
Google's Ingress can turn your walk to work into a virtual battlefield, but not every augmented reality fan wants to spend that stroll reinforcing portals. The Strut app from Thickpolicy, which laun...
06:07 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Mitsubishi Concept CA-MiEV triples the i-MIEV's range, adds wireless charging
Mitsubishi's i-MiEV is known for many accomplishments in the electric car world, but long-range driving and staggeringly good looks aren't among them. Its just-unveiled Concept CA-MiEV solves the fo...
05:29 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Apple patent would have devices sense a squeeze through metal
Apple likes to build devices using metal. Unfortunately, the material isn't usually conducive to touch, in the literal sense of the word -- capacitive touch doesn't always register on a metal gadget...
05:00 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Amplify Tablet is an Android machine custom-built for education
News Corp rebranded its educational unit as Amplify in July. Since then the Joel Klein-headed company has been working with AT&T to develop a tablet expressly designed for the K-12 educational m...
04:50 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Sharp may be close to receiving a $110 million boost from Samsung
Japan's Sharp has been struggling very publicly for some time now, and many reports indicate it's been looking outward for interested investors. While it already secured just such an arrangement wit...
04:42 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget The world's smallest and lightest phone now does email, is still ridiculous
Ultrapixels, styli and Retina displays -- enough. Willcom's Phone Strap 2 has arrived and it weighs 32 grams. Does it look familiar? It should, as it's the spitting image of its predecessor, the WX0...
04:16 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget WiFi Alliance absorbs WiGig, reinforces commitment to 60GHz wireless
Just a little over two months since the WiFi Alliance and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance made their engagement plans known, the two groups are finally in marital bliss. They've long worked together o...
03:55 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Google said to be testing same-day delivery service from local retailers
As if Google didn't have enough on its plate, it seems the Mountain View company is adding yet another feather to its cap by entering the delivery business. As originally reported on TechCrunch and ...
03:23 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Chrome beta for Android delivers a proxy-based speed boost, now syncs autofill and saved passwords
As Google continues to work on improving Chrome for Android, today's update for the company's beta build of its browser appears to be a step in the right direction. Aside from the usual stability im...
03:01 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Google Play celebrates first birthday with week of free downloads and discounts
It's already been a year since the Android Market was renamed Google Play, and the folks in Mountain View are offering up a boatload of free party favors throughout the week to celebrate. Technicall...
02:42 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Facebook reportedly launching new 'content-specific' news feeds
We've already had one major Facebook press event this year for the launch of Open Graph personalized search features but according to TechCrunch, another one later this week will herald the arrival ...
02:00 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Roku 3 goes on sale tomorrow for $99 with upgraded CPU and a new UI
Almost two years after its last major set-top box rollout, Roku is ready to introduce its first third generation player. Other than a new curvier design outside the Roku 3's main differences are a m...
01:23 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Apple's education-only 21.5-inch iMac gets bump in specs, now sells for $1,099
We've already seen Cupertino's 21.5-inch iMac up for sale on the company's refurb store, and now it looks like the smaller model of the new all-in-ones is ready to be taken at a cost tailored for ed...
01:02 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Ferrari outs 949HP LaFerrari hybrid, gives FF drivers iPad minis and Siri (video)
Everyone knew Ferrari was cooking up its first hybrid, and that it would be very quick when it was pegged as an Enzo successor. Still, we didn't quite expect the sledgehammer that is the LaFerrari. ...
12:35 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Android 4 use finally overtakes Gingerbread, Jelly Bean nears 17 percent
What a difference a month makes. When we last checked in early February, Gingerbread was still the most commonly used major version of Google's mobile OS despite having launched all the way back in ...
12:01 am EST - Wed, March 6, 2013
Engadget Google Play gift cards available in the UK starting today, Tesco and Morrisons confirmed as retail partners
Google launched gift cards for its US Play store just over six months ago, now they are arriving in the UK. From today (that's Wednesday if you are reading in the UK), you'll be able to pick them up...
11:43 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.05.2013
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...
11:21 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget TomTom partners with Fiat and Toyota to deliver in-dash navigation and traffic reports
If you're a GPS company, one way to keep the smartphone feature creep at bay is to strike deals with car manufacturers, and bake your wares into their vehicles. TomTom has done particularly good sec...
11:21 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget TomTom partners with Fiat and Toyota to deliver in-dash navigation, traffic (update: Mercedes, too)
If you're a GPS company, one way to keep the smartphone feature creep at bay is to strike deals with car manufacturers, and bake your wares into their vehicles. TomTom has done particularly good sec...
11:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand needs volunteers: Apply within!
Pssst hey buddy: want to attend Expand for free and get a chance to go behind the scenes and help us actually put on the show? Read on! We're looking for a few good volunteers to help us out on site...
10:44 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Google Transparency Report now includes the FBI's National Security Letters
Google's Transparency Report has sometimes supplied an unsettling level of detail as to what companies and governments want to know. Americans won't feel much more comfortable now that Google has ad...
10:26 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app is now streaming on Roku
Time Warner Cable has already brought live TV streaming to iOS, Android and PCs, and now it's finally released its TWC TV service on a device for your TV. Now available on newer Roku players (and, w...
10:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget Animated: Mary Roach discusses the impact of space travel on the human body
"I feel a little uncomfortable with the title," Mary Roach explains. The term "science writer" has never quite fit. "I think of myself as more of a gateway drug to science for people who don't think...
09:46 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Valve's Steambox prototypes heading to some Steam users in '3 - 4 months'
We've known that game company and Steam operator Valve Software was going to offer prototypes of its hardware to Steam users for some time, but company head Gabe Newell says those prototypes will st...
09:21 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget ChargeCard pocket iPhone charger starts shipping, we go hands- and wallets-on
Perhaps we all bemoaned the death of the 30-pin dock connector accessories a little prematurely. Apple may be moving away from the technology in a huge way, but it seems the category's got a little ...
09:06 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Emblaze Mobile's ex-CEO: First Else was eventually ready but the market had changed
We were rather heartbroken when Emblaze Mobile announced the abortion of its First Else project back in June 2010, with the culprit being "critical delays in deliveries;" so when we caught up with e...
08:51 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget UIU Android launcher targets non-techie users with easy cloud management (video)
Emblaze Mobile's First Else may be no more, but its legacy lives on. During MWC we caught up with the company's ex-CEO, Amir Kupervas, who started a company called UIU in June 2011 -- only a month a...
08:30 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Countering ID theft requires better awareness campaigns
Evernote's massive password reset last week was the most recent demonstration of leaky security around consumer locks and keys. Dropbox, LinkedIn, Twitter and others preceded the Evernote action. Th...
08:15 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Google's Picasa URL now redirecting to Google+ photo albums
In yet another bid to seemingly sunset its Picasa branding, Google's redirecting Picasa users who head to its direct URL. Hilariously, that redirection is to Google+ web albums, which ... well,...
07:54 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Apple starts offering paid iBookstore content in Japan
While Apple's iBookstore is available in numerous countries, readers who sit outside of a certain privileged zone have had to make do with public domain e-books at best. The Japanese won't have to s...
07:33 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Coby goes nuts with the Google-certified tablets, we go hands-on
You might take the Play Store and other Google apps for granted when shopping around for Android tablets, but for Coby it's a Big Deal (with a capital "B"). So much so that after releasing its first...
07:25 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Verizon seeking to end Vodafone partnership through merger or buyout
Whether the two simply call the whole thing off or become a single unified company, Vodafone and Verizon could be "resolving" their relationship very soon according to Bloomberg. The oft-cited "peop...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro review: a phone that lives up to Note-sized expectations
The large-phone craze is rocking the world like a hurricane, and LG is no stranger to this trend: within the last year, the Korean manufacturer has launched two big-screened smartphones as Optimus V...
06:36 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget UK appeals court dismisses Tesla libel suit against Top Gear
Have a knack for getting wrapped up in libel lawsuits? You best avoid crossing Elon Musk -- as the Tesla CEO has regularly proven, he won't be keeping quiet if you call foul on his company's electri...
06:15 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft ViralSearch project visualizes content as it spreads across Twitter
It's not a new component of Bing (not yet, anyway), but Microsoft has taken the wraps off a new small-scale search project at its TechFest event this week -- one with a particular focus on so-called...
05:54 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Evernote plans two-factor authentication following last week's hack
In a move that's often more reactive than proactive these days, Evernote has shared plans to add two-factor authentication to its login process. This latest announcement follows last week's hacking ...
05:42 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Germany government buys 5,000 BlackBerry Z10s, bucks the BYOD trend
Most of the worry about BlackBerry's market share has centered around its once-certain corporate and government clientele: when even stodgy institutions have either embraced Bring Your Own Device po...
05:42 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget German government buys 5,000 BlackBerry Z10s, bucks the BYOD trend
Most of the worry about BlackBerry's market share has centered around its once-certain corporate and government clientele: when even stodgy institutions have either embraced Bring Your Own Device po...
05:23 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 swings by the FCC in high style
Take a good look: this may be the closest most Americans get to the Nokia Lumia 720 without going through an importer. The fashion-focused Windows Phone has passed through the FCC's approval and, as...
05:22 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Thermaltake and BMW's Level 10 M gaming headset hands-on
If we had a direct line to BMW's Designworks studio, we'd probably harass it to the point of requiring a court order. Thermaltake, on the other hand, have shown a lot more restraint, only harnessing...
04:57 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget 'Talking Places' is the Google Glass of tour guides, we go hands-on (video)
SensoMotoric Instruments is a company that builds eye-tracking goggles for research and teaching projects, and the DFKI is the German center for artificial intelligence. Together, the pair has cooke...
04:34 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Google Maps for iOS gets 1.1 update, adds searchable Google contacts, suggested search categories
The very, very popular Google Maps application on iOS today received its first update, edging the version number from 1.0 to 1.1. In 1.1, users can search saved addresses of contacts from within the...
04:31 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Fortune: YouTube music streaming service launching this year
We've been hearing rumblings about Google's plans for a Spotify-killer for what seems like forever now. More recently, there's been word that the company's YouTube brand is also getting set set to e...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Razer Naga Hex gets League of Legends-flavored edition, available now for $90
You may remember Razer's Naga Hex mouse from last year, when it was introduced as a derivative of Razer's Naga MMO mouse, albeit with fewer buttons. You see, the "Hex" part of the name refers to the...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Green Throttle officially launches its Android gaming platform, we go hands-on
Thinking of rounding out your entertainment center's arsenal with an Android-based game console? You've certainly got options: Ouya, GameStick and Project Shield are all vying for a spot on your cou...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Green Throttle officially launches its Android gaming platform, we go hands-on
Thinking of rounding out your entertainment center's arsenal with an Android-based game console? You've certainly got options: Ouya, GameStick and Project Shield are all vying for a spot on your cou...
03:31 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Patriot launches AERO wireless storage device and media hub for mobile data hogs
Patriot has just announced a new addition to its collection of storage offerings called the AERO. As the name suggests, the new device is of the wireless variety, which Patriot hopes will garner fav...
03:08 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Vint Cerf: Google services need a degree of anonymity, and they deliver it
Google has drawn flak for wanting much of our access to its services linked under a single Google+ identity -- and preferably a real one. However, company internet evangelist Vint Cerf argues t...
02:52 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 available on Verizon March 7th for $600
We've known that the Galaxy Note 10.1 was destined for Verizon Wireless as early as CES two months ago, but now Big Red has finally supplied us with details on when and how much. The carrier will be...
02:41 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Chinese ministry says Google 'controls too much' of its smartphone market
China and Google just can't seem to get along. The country's ministry is the latest to take issue with el Goog, stating that it has too much control within the smartphone industry because of its And...
02:21 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget PSA: SimCity now available, go realize your city-building dreams
Who wants to build a beta city? The final version of EA's long-awaited followup to its city-building classic goes live today in North America for all of you aspiring mayors out there -- well, those ...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA shines a light on lower spec Quadro cards: K600 priced at $199, K4000 at $1,300
Despite all the energy it's been putting into mobile and gaming, NVIDIA hasn't fallen out of love with its professional graphics customers. In fact, it's in the process of trying to rekindle those s...
01:26 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget GOMEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping
The Big Apple already has a candy coating of free WiFi, between permanent providers, transient offers, and the million coffee shops (et al) with a router inside. If there were any dead zones left in...
01:26 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget GOWEX turns on free WiFi network in New York City, curbs coffee-shop hopping
The Big Apple already has a candy coating of free WiFi, between permanent providers, transient offers, and the million coffee shops (et al) with a router inside. If there were any dead zones left in...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Game Golf system caddies your tee-to-green stats, doesn't pack your clubs (video)
For those of us obsessed with chasing the proverbial white ball, accurate stats are tough to come by -- unlike the pros who have every drive, chip and putt scoped to the nearest inch. That inspired ...
01:00 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Seagate ships its first desktop hybrid drive, third-gen laptop models
Seagate has had some skin in the hybrid hard drive game for some time, but always in 2.5-inch wide versions -- great for your laptop, not so much the cavernous spaces of a gaming tower. Its just-shi...
12:33 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S II Plus makes a random appearance at CeBIT 2013, we go hands-on
As ubiquitous as Samsung's Galaxy S II is, we imagined that its influence would wane in the face of the S III and whatever we see in a week's time. The Korean behemoth has other ideas, once again re...
12:04 pm EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Verizon hoping to launch cheaper LTE-only phones in late 2014, bid good riddance to 3G
A pure LTE world is still a long, long way off. But some countries and carriers could get there quicker than others, and indeed Verizon has revealed that it's considering launching LTE-only handsets...
11:17 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer coming to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 handsets in 'next few months'
The BBC's Cyrus Saihan has just hit us with the news that iPlayer will soon be available on Windows Phones in the UK, following a deal with Microsoft. Technically speaking, it'll be a web-based shor...
11:17 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer coming to UK Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 handsets in 'next few months'
The BBC's Cyrus Saihan has just hit us with the news that iPlayer will soon be available on Windows Phones in the UK, following a deal with Microsoft. Technically speaking, it'll be a browser-based ...
11:04 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu shows off a tablet prototype with a built-in palm reader (hands-on)
To be honest, CeBIT is a fairly sleepy tech show, especially compared to Mobile World Congress, which just wrapped last week. For Fujitsu's part, the outfit already showed off its waterproof slate a...
10:18 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Bartendro cocktail mixing robot lands on Kickstarter, wields Raspberry Pi (video)
If you prefer robot bartenders to lack limbs that could be used against you in the impending robopocalypse, Bartendro might be your kind of bot. After two years of building and tweaking, the folks a...
09:04 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget DigitalOptics' fast MEMS camera enables Lytro-like post-capture refocus (video)
Tech shows like CES and MWC are great for taking a peek at what's coming up in the world of consumer electronics, even down to the component level. At the latter show this year, we came across Digit...
08:12 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Gear4 spreads Lightning connector love with $129 alarm clock, $79 portable speaker dock
Looking to build up a collection of accessories for that newfangled Lightning connector on your iPhone 5? Well, Gear4 is hoping that you'll start off with an alarm clock (and in the process, forget ...
07:27 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Opera browser beta for Android hits Play store with WebKit horsepower
Opera browser made a seismic shift when it dropped its long-in-the-tooth Presto engine in favor of WebKit, and now you can see the changes for yourself. It's up for grabs in beta on Google Play, pac...
07:00 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash's cryptography-inspired Kisai X watch tells time via pyramid lens, LED lights
Tokyoflash, maker of highly conceptual, anything-but-your-average-wristwatch products like the Kisai OTO and the Kisai Maru, is outing its latest device: the Kisai X. Like many of the company's time...
06:42 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Apple's original iPhone marketers pondered such names as TriPod, Mobi and iPad
Ken Segall, Apple's former advertising head who coined the iTerm for its product naming convention, told students at the University of Arizona that they could be pocketing a "TelePod" right now inst...
06:16 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Physicists steer light on superconducting chips, forge our quantum computing future
We're still years away from quantum computing becoming an everyday reality, but the physics geniuses over at the University of California Santa Barbara have made a discovery that might speed that pr...
05:36 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Gramovox is a Bluetooth gramophone that takes retro to absurd auditory heights
When in search of retro cool, there's little out there that can compete with iconic gramophone. The Gramovox keeps the 19th century design with a large horn to amplify your tunes. But under the hood...
04:42 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Curiosity rover leaves safe mode, remains in Martian limbo
The Curiosity rover has been in an especially precarious position since late last week, when a memory glitch forced it into a safe mode while NASA prepared a backup and diagnosed the trouble. We're ...
04:01 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon announces DX-format Coolpix A with 16.2MP APS-C sensor, $1,100 MSRP
Not ready to shell out $2,800 for Sony's full-frame RX1 point-and-shoot? Perhaps an APS-C compact is more within your league. Nikon's Coolpix A is the imaging giant's answer to Sony's fixed-lens fla...
04:01 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P330 packs 11.7-inch 12.2MP sensor and f1.8 lens, we go hands-on
Caution Coolpix P310 owners: Nikon's latest point-and-shoot announcement may cause you to weep. The P330, as this year's flavor is to be called, offers a handful of upgrades over its predecessor, wh...
04:01 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon Coolpix S3500 ships this month with 20MP CCD, lens-shift VR for $139
We don't tend to get excited about any CCD sensor-equipped point-and-shoot nowadays, but Nikon's Coolpix S3500 has at least one feature that we don't often see on a camera in this price range: lens-...
02:58 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget LG outs Quick Cover case for the Optimus G Pro
LG's just pulled back the curtains on Quick Cover: a magnet-infused case for the Optimus G Pro. Thanks to a Smart Cover-like design, the jacket turns the smartphone's screen on when its front flap i...
02:29 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S III passes FCC with support for T-Mobile LTE
Ever since T-Mobile promised to introduce a Galaxy S III that supports LTE over Band 4 (1700MHz AWS), we've been scouring FCC docs for signs of its rumored March 27th arrival. Well folks, that day's...
01:43 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Alleged press shots out LG Optimus F5 as Verizon's mid-range Lucid 2
About a week ago, we went hands-on with LG's new mid-range LTE-capable Optimus F5 and F7 smartphones at MWC. At the time it was unknown where these handsets would land in the US, but it appears that...
01:19 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S IV design, specs potentially leaked on Twitter
Even as the secret of Samsung's Galaxy S IV has been handed off to some teenager, the @evleaks Twitter account (which has been reliable in the past) just posted a supposed pic of and specs for the p...
01:19 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S IV design, specs potentially leaked on Twitter (update: they're from Expansys)
Even as the secret of Samsung's Galaxy S IV has been handed off to some teenager, the @evleaks Twitter account (which has been reliable in the past) just posted a supposed pic of and specs for the p...
12:45 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
Hope you took advantage of -- and enjoyed -- last week's late show time because we're doing it again. Yes, you can join the Engadget HD podcast tonight live when we start recording at at 8:30PM. If ...
12:27 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Facebook Messenger on Android loaded with free voice calls for Canadian users
Android's flavor of Facebook Messenger has just been updated with VoIP functionality for the social network's Canadian users. There's no word when Android faithful in the US will snag the functional...
12:12 am EST - Tue, March 5, 2013
Engadget Twitter to drop TweetDeck for AIR, Android and iOS, will also pull Facebook integration
We hope you weren't overly attached to TweetDeck for Android and iOS on mobile, or AIR on the desktop. Twitter has revealed that it's sending those birds the way of the dodo: all three will be pulle...
11:58 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.04.2013
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...
11:44 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (March 4th - 10th)
We begin this week for a vital PSA aimed at the fan of ABC's Zero Hour -- that show has been cancelled after airing just three episodes. In other news, fresh iterations of SimCity and Tomb Raider ar...
11:29 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand speakers, Round Eight: Nine big reasons to join us March 16th and 17th
If you've been following along with our speaker announcements for Expand, you know we've already got a lineup chock full of some of the most interesting technologists at the forefront of innovation....
11:01 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu launches three new Lifebook E series laptops, we go hands-on
We may not love the austere devices that are foisted upon us for our daily 9-to-5, but at least Fujitsu's trying to make our late-night commutes a little less unpleasant. The company has outed a tri...
11:01 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu's PalmSecure readers about to be seen in the wild (if you use UniCredit bank)
If Google is correct (and it usually is), Engadget has been covering Fujitsu's PalmSecure palm-reading technology since the Peter Rojas days. In that time, we've seen these security readers built in...
10:32 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung's zero-commission app portal for indie developers goes live
Last month, Samsung announced a partnership with EA's Chillingo to launch 100% Indie, a program designed to attract independent programmers to develop apps for the Samsung Apps store. Beginning toda...
09:58 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Canon sensor records video in very low light, sees movie stars of a different sort
Although there's undoubtedly been improvements to low light videography, it's still difficult or impossible for most cameras to record in near-total darkness. Canon has the solution with a video-onl...
09:29 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu's German-made Lifebook AH562 turns up at CeBIT, we go hands-on
Dressed in black and white, bearing the national flag and the legend "Made in Germany," we weren't sure if this was Michael Ballack or Fujitsu's AH562 laptop. After weighing up the pros and cons if ...
09:01 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Intel launches Atom CE5300-based storage platform with multiple streams, smart scaling
There's been more than a few Atom-based storage servers. Most of them either have to lean on the same Atom processors you'd usually get with nettops, though, which makes them less than ideal for med...
08:33 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook's move to mobile powered by intensive internal training
Facebook's made no bones about the fact that its focus has shifted from a desktop web- to a mobile-focused company. Today, Director of Mobile Engineering, Mike Shaver informed us exactly how the com...
08:32 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Google Chrome receives minor updates across Windows, Linux, Android and iOS
There you were, using that old and busted version of Google Chrome on your Windows or Linux-based PC, iOS or Android device, when Google decided to hook you up with an update, thus validating your p...
08:15 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for March 4th: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and 50-inch Panasonic Viera 3D HDTV
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
07:50 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Toyota i-Road EV concept leans like a motorcycle, won't soak you or your wallet
Automakers love to trot out urban-only EV cars, if sometimes only in their dreams, but there's invariably gotchas: think disproportionately large turning circles and a lack of basic protection from ...
07:25 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget NYT: Samsung Galaxy S IV will tout eye-based scrolling
One of the Galaxy S III's most vaunted features was Smart Stay: when it was active, the smartphone's display would stay awake as long as its owner did. A reported Samsung insider's tip to the New Yo...
07:17 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Canonical announces Mir, a custom display server that will serve up future versions of Unity
The X Window Server has been serving Linux users faithfully for the better part of a decade. And Ubuntu has been using the standard-issue display server to push its GUI to monitors across the globe ...
06:50 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Sony product marketing manager Stephen Sneeden at MWC 2013
After wowing us at CES with the Xperia Z, Sony enticed us at Mobile World Congress with the Xperia Tablet Z. Both devices combine top-notch specs with beautiful industrial design -- pure rectangular...
06:15 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Vertu TI luxury phone lands in Hong Kong, we go hands-on (video)
Admittedly, many of us here at Engadget have never really had the opportunity to touch a Vertu phone (KIRFs don't count, of course), as the pressure of stepping into a posh Vertu store without the c...
06:13 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget White House responds to petition: unlocking phones should be legalized
The recent ruling that effectively bans third-party phone unlocking has ruffled more than a few feathers, and the people have spoken with their electronic signatures -- 114,322 of them, to be exact....
05:56 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Mobiroo intros Android subscription service for those who fear app commitment
If you've been gunning for a Spotify-like offering for Android apps, Mobiroo may be just what you're looking for. The Canadian company's offering up an on-demand service for Google's mobile operatin...
05:37 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi coming in limited edition blue, you'll have to win it to own it
The Raspberry Pi has been on sale for just over a year. Key distributor RS Components wants to celebrate the tiny computer's first birthday with more than just a greeting card, though. It's producin...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless' PLA2 super power-line adapters are available from today
A few months after Amped let us peek at its Spring/Summer 2013 lineup, those products are now making their way to retail. The first of the bunch is the PLA2, a pair of power-line Ethernet adapters t...
04:32 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Google to monitor unused white space across the US, take us one step closer to spectrum sharing
One of the biggest hold-ups in the global deployment of LTE and long-range WiFi is a lack of available spectrum. Even when a particular frequency is free and usable for mobile broadband, it's often ...
03:57 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung apologizes for plant acid leak incident
Samsung has formally (and publicly) apologized over the hydrofluoric acid leak that occurred in January. Alongside this, Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun said that the company will revoke its application ...
03:21 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Tesco names new digital services and the ex-Facebook, Sainsbury's execs that'll run 'em
Anyone that calls the UK home will know that Tesco is a retail behemoth and, like many other supermarkets, has turned into a one-stop shop for everything from a pint of milk to the latest video game...
02:56 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Red Digital Cinema settles with Arri over email hacking, terms undisclosed
One of the strangest corporate espionage stories in recent memory has years has come to a conclusion with a confidential settlement between cinema cam makers Red and Arri. It started when a former A...
02:23 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia and Burton intro a snowboarding app to prep and record epic runs (video)
We can't say that there's a huge cross-section of the market that both owns a Lumia phone and likes snowboarding enough to want an app dedicated to the sport, but Nokia will at least have that audie...
02:07 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget SparkFun's 2013 National Education Tour plans to bring DIY electronics to all 50 states
SparkFun is looking to further its educational push this summer, announcing its 2013 National Education Tour. The intiative, set to kick off in June, will bring the Hacker supplier to schools in all...
01:39 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: VP of design Scott Croyle talks HTC One at MWC 2013
It's no secret that we're big fans of the HTC One here at Engadget -- we've already written at length about the handset's hardware design, software features and imaging chops. At MWC, we were lucky ...
01:04 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360's first exclusive movie, Pulp, launches today (video)
Ah, exclusivity. Typically the domain of movie theaters and premium cable subscriptions, now everyone's giving it a go. Microsoft's Xbox 360 is also joining the fray and has launched Pulp, a British...
12:45 pm EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Note II vulnerability lets attackers (briefly) access home screen apps (video)
A security flaw discovered by Terence Eden on the Galaxy Note II with Android 4.1.2 may make that device less secure than you think when it's locked. He discovered that the homescreen can be accesse...
11:55 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Sony aims for third place in global smartphone popularity contest
Taking bullish approach to the competitive world of smartphones, Sony's head of mobile told reporters earlier today that the company wants to claim third place. Yep, not first or second (Apple or Sa...
11:30 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget MSI shows off its first gaming all-in-one, the AG2712, we go hands-on
MSI has been churning out all-in-one PCs for we don't even know how long, but until now it hasn't marketed any of them toward gamers. And we can see why: all-in-one PCs don't have the modular, expan...
11:30 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget MSI shows off its first gaming all-in-one, the AG2712 (hands-on)
MSI has been churning out all-in-one PCs for we don't even know how long, but until now it hasn't marketed any of them toward gamers. And we can see why: all-in-one PCs don't have the modular, expan...
11:09 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung hires 'secret messenger' Jeremy to guard the S IV until March 14th (video)
At least one person knows exactly what the much-hyped Galaxy S IV looks like: Samsung's "secret messenger" Jeremy. In a video posted to Facebook, Samsung plugs its upcoming Unpacked 2013 event where...
11:00 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget We're live from CeBIT 2013 in Hannover!
Hannover might not be as famous as Hamburg (Beatles), Berlin (politics) or Frankfurt (erm, meat-based cuisine), but for one week in March, it's home to one of the world's biggest tech events. Unlike...
10:00 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag swabbing decks on Wii U, PlayStation 3 4, PC, Xbox 360 and next Xbox
The Assassin's Creed video game series -- beyond its trademark murderous historical fiction -- is known for arriving in annual installments. 2013 is no exception, with French publisher Ubisoft recen...
08:39 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Chrome for Android build may tout a proxy-based speed boost
A fast smartphone will only go so far toward improving browser load times if the connection isn't there to back it up. If a discovery within a recent build of Chrome for Android is any hint, Google ...
07:19 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Microsoft planning 'next release' of Windows Phone for this holiday season
A new job listing over at Microsoft has revealed when the outfit is planning to serve up the next iteration of its smartphone OS. According to the post, work on the current version is being finished...
06:05 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS pushes Android 4.2 to Transformer Pad TF300, makes TF700 users wait
Transformer Pad TF300 buyers may have had to compromise on screen resolution, but the little slab's software support is second to none -- ASUS just announced that its entry level Transformer Pad wil...
04:36 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget How would you change the Nexus 7?
Google's Nexus 7 has a rather colorful life story. It started out as the ASUS MeMO ME370T, until a sharp-eyed Google executive decided that it was ripe for a Mountain View makeover. When Andy Rubin ...
02:15 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of February 25th, 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 ...
12:15 am EST - Mon, March 4, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 02.25.2013
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...
11:24 pm EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: ARM president Simon Segars at MWC 2013
We met up with ARM president Simon Segars at Mobile World Congress to chat about the company's recent milestones -- 8-core big.LITTLE processors, the powerful yet efficient Cortex-A50 architecture (...
10:30 pm EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Switched On: A 4K in the road
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The past decade has now seen at least three industry-wide technologies vie for the future of television -- HD, 3D an...
07:00 pm EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget IRL: ColcaSac Jack Bauer shoulder bag, Mitsubishi WD-82740 3D TV and the Galaxy Note II
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Hey, we ne...
04:30 pm EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Jolla CEO Marc Dillon at MWC 2013
Jolla launched its Sailfish SDK at MWC 2013 and we got the chance to chat with CEO Marc Dillon about the company's history and to find out how things have been coming along with Sailfish OS since ou...
02:00 pm EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: portable fission reactor, Urbee 2 and the ix35 Fuel Cell car
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. Silicon Valley dominated this week's news cycle, beginni...
11:04 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Inspiration Mars ship using human waste as a radiation shield: no really, it's fine
Dennis Tito is planning an ambitious private flyby of Mars for 2018 that will carry all kinds of logistical challenges during its proposed 501-day span, not the least of which is shielding the crew ...
08:04 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Watch live: SpaceX's Dragon capsule will rendezvous with the ISS today at 3:30AM ET
We told you about it late yesterday, but now it's about time for the livestream of SpaceX's Dragon capsule reaching the International Space Station. If all's going as planned, the craft would've beg...
08:04 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Watch live: SpaceX's Dragon capsule will rendezvous with the ISS today, coverage begins at 3:30AM ET (update)
We told you about it late yesterday, but now it's about time for the livestream of SpaceX's Dragon capsule reaching the International Space Station. If all's going as planned, the craft would've beg...
08:04 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Watch live: SpaceX's Dragon capsule will rendezvous with the ISS today, coverage begins at 3:30AM ET (update: success!)
We told you about it late yesterday, but now it's about time for the livestream of SpaceX's Dragon capsule reaching the International Space Station. If all's going as planned, the craft would've beg...
06:29 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Adafruit's new Internet of Things Printer goes wireless, uses Raspberry Pi (video)
Adafruit's just outed a new Internet of Things Printer kit that's traded in its ethernet connection for WiFi. Instead of using an Arduino Uno like its wired sibling, the new DIY hardware is built wi...
04:06 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget LG announces 10 million LTE smartphones sold worldwide
It's been roughly two years since LG began its role in the LTE Revolution, but the company has just crossed an important milestone in its pursuit. Today, LG revealed that it's now sold 10 million LT...
04:00 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best language to develop apps for Android and iOS?
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 Nikunj, who wants to produce his own ...
02:45 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of February 25th, 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 news of a new direction for Muve Music, the arrival of...
01:30 am EST - Sun, March 3, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 3.2.13: A mission to Mars, robosparrow and facial recognition in fertility treatment
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Life -- as they say -- is short. So, you gotta cram in as much as you can while you're here. Rig...
11:43 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Samsung's Nick DiCarlo talks Galaxy Note 8 at MWC 2013
The Galaxy Note 8 -- it's the next logical step in Samsung's ongoing Note saga, and it finally launched in Barcelona. We spoke with Nick DiCarlo, VP of Product Planning for Samsung mobile, about the...
10:34 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget NASA: SpaceX Dragon capsule to reach ISS on March 3rd at 6:01AM ET
Didn't get enough of the Dragon capsule launch this week? Good news, because after a day's delay due to (now remedied, according to NASA and SpaceX) faults with three clusters of its Draco thrusters...
08:58 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 928 possibly seen in Verizon's system, spoils few surprises
We know that Verizon is adding at least one more Nokia Lumia to its stable in the near future. However, there's been little in tangible evidence to suggest just what's coming to the carrier's Window...
07:19 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Steelcase Gesture chair adjusts to support our smartphone slump (video)
As advanced as office chairs can be, they're still based on one increasingly bad assumption: that we're sitting upright in front of a traditional computer. Steelcase's upcoming Gesture chair at last...
05:18 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Evernote issues site-wide password reset after hackers access user details
Popular note-storing service Evernote has revealed in a blog post that it has been the subject of hacking attacks. The operations and security team is keen to point out that there is no evidence tha...
05:00 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 333 - 03.01.13
If three is the magic number, then this is the magic podcast. Episode 333, with three hosts, on the third month of the year (that ends in "3"). There's no sleight of hand here though, it's straight ...
02:27 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Chul Bae Lee, VP of LG's mobile design lab at MWC 2013
We first met Chul Bae Lee -- VP of LG's mobile design lab -- in Seoul last fall and were lucky to spend a few minutes with him in the company's booth at MWC. LG's flagship Optimus G Pro made quite t...
12:34 pm EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts receive sign language interpreter support, keyboard shortcuts
Video chat can be an empowering tool for hard-of-hearing internet citizens for whom sign language is easier than voice. Most chat software doesn't easily bring an interpreter into the equation, howe...
09:56 am EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Curiosity rover to stay in 'safe mode' for days while NASA tackles glitches
NASA's Curiosity rover has mostly had smooth sailing since it touched down on Mars last year. Unfortunately, it's in a more precarious position as of this past Thursday. After noticing corrupted mem...
08:28 am EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Apple's Lightning AV Adapter packs an ARM SoC, may use AirPlay-like decoding
The developers at Panic didn't start their days with the intention of ripping open a Lightning Digital AV Adapter, but that's exactly what happened once they suspected it held some secrets. At first...
04:49 am EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Polaroid to make Socialmatic Camera a reality for fans of Instagram, recursion
Instagram owes its distinctive identity to Polaroid's OneStep cameras; it's now time to return the favor. Socialmatic has signed a deal for a production, Polaroid-branded version of its 2012 Socialm...
01:32 am EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget Hulu part-owners Disney, News Corp. reportedly discuss buying each other out
The new owner of Hulu could turn out to be... one of the existing owners. After an aborted sale attempt in 2011, new rumors suggest current part owners Disney and News Corp are talking over the poss...
12:31 am EST - Sat, March 2, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 03.01.2013
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...
11:46 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 binaries arrive for AOSP-supported Nexus devices
Google has just provided a veritable boon to Android devs and custom ROM makers. The Mountain View company has recently uploaded the latest Android 4.2.2 binaries to the Nexus device download page f...
11:05 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Safari blocking outdated Flash plug-ins due to security holes
Adobe recently issued a security update for Flash Player which patches an exploit that gave hackers the ability to take over a vulnerable system. Not leaving things to chance, Apple is now rolling o...
10:20 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Lockheed Martin powers up its first GPS III satellite, stays on track for 2014
It's been awhile since we heard much about Lockheed Martin's GPS III satellite family beyond mention of an early prototype. The next-gen positioning system just took a big step forward with word tha...
09:45 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Cinder block-chucking robots, Barcelona's mobile bonanza and brain doctors
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages. Barcelona's Mobile World Congress may have formed the backbone for thi...
09:21 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 171 - 03.01.13
"Oh my god, I didn't silence my phones?" That's how Myriam rolls... a multi-mobilist. When you're at one of the largest mobile conferences in the world, though, what do you expect? As you can imagin...
09:00 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Editors Letter: Sir Galaxy the Fourth
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. After watching some of the life get sucked out of many of our favorite consumer electronics shows with m...
08:53 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Judge orders new Apple vs. Samsung trial to reevaluate $450.5 million in damage awards
Samsung has tentatively been on the hook for $1.05 billion in penalties after allegedly infringing on Apple's patents, but that figure is about to change -- for better or for worse. Judge Koh has or...
08:06 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Premier League adopts goal-line tech, puts armchair pundits in tailspin
We all have that one ghost goal that stays buried in our subconscious, be it Frank Lampard in 2011, Luis Garcia in 2005 or, erm, Frank Lampard in 2010. But perhaps such tribulations will end with th...
07:32 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget JetBlue dreams of an airport with Google Glass, forgets to include lost luggage
Google has been asking prospective Glass owners how they would use the eyewear if they had the chance. The team at JetBlue did more than write a hashtagged post and call it a day: the airline posted...
07:00 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget The ever-expanding smartphone screen: how supersized became everyday
It used to be that any smartphone screen beyond three inches was considered big -- and it was, for an audience still weaning itself off of flip phones and PDAs. Flash-forward several years, however,...
06:53 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Logitech cuts 5 percent of core staff as part of its shift to mobile
Logitech made clear in January that it was jettisoning weight in a bid to stem losses and focus on more successful technologies like mobile peripherals. Sadly, we're learning today that this also in...
06:42 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft brings Photosynth to Windows Phone 8, touts new camera integration and controls
It certainly took a little longer than Photosynth fanatics had hoped, but Microsoft's highly-rated application is available on Windows Phone 8 at long last. Just as we'd heard, Photosynth will seaml...
06:31 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Modding guru Ben Heck hacks his way through 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 this edition of our weekly question and answer sessio...
06:00 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Announcing the Insert Coin: New Challengers finalists!
Hard to believe, but March is here, and with this lambing-lion of a month comes Engadget's first-ever Expand conference in San Francisco. It also marks the impending culmination of our first-ever In...
05:46 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Google's Zopfli compression algorithm aims to speed up the web
Google's latest attempt to squeeze data into increasingly smaller and smaller spaces comes with a rather silly sounding name inspired by Swiss bread. Zopfli is a compression algorithm that Mountain ...
05:24 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget O2's TU Go software spreads your phone number across multiple devices
Between Skype, Google Voice, Viber and several smaller players, there are plenty of platform-agnostic services vying to put your voice through their IP (get it?), and now UK carrier O2 is introducin...
05:00 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS is repeating the mistakes of others and hoping for a different outcome
I feel bad for Mozilla, I really do. Competitors and the march of time are closing in quicker than it can raise its defenses. Her crown jewel, Firefox, is feeling the squeeze as Chrome encroaches on...
04:19 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget OLPC XO-4 surfaces at the FCC, right on cue
The One Laptop Per Child team hasn't always been punctual -- see the XO 3.0, née XO-3 -- but it should be right on time with the XO-4. In step with March production plans, the ARM-based porta...
03:43 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Wacom teases upcoming HD mobile tablet for 'creative uses'
Wacom's dipped its electronic quill in a lot of stylus-enabled tablets, but hasn't yet done what many of its creative pro users would like: build one of its own. It looks like that's about to change...
03:11 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Because they're worth it: game characters get AMD to do their hair
Blocky, pixelated locks can really ruin a day of tomb-robbing, right? To put the feather back in those bangs, AMD's just announced TressFX, software that'll be seen in the 2013 release of Tomb Raide...
02:34 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Dragon capsule liftoff at 10:10AM ET today
You've no doubt seen plenty of video of SpaceX rocket launches on this very site, but let's face it, nothing compares to seeing a live launch. Great news for fans of watching things slip the surly b...
02:34 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Watch SpaceX's Dragon capsule liftoff at 10:10AM ET today (update: video!)
You've no doubt seen plenty of video of SpaceX rocket launches on this very site, but let's face it, nothing compares to seeing a live launch. Great news for fans of watching things slip the surly b...
02:30 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 80 goes mobile to tackle unlocking, form factors and the best of MWC 2013
Just as we had all recovered from the January trip to Vegas, it was time to ship a pack of editors to Barcelona for another week-long barrage of gadget news. In a freshly e-printed issue of our slat...
02:02 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Land Rover EV prototypes tread lightly uphill, recharge on the way down
Instant torque feels delicious on the highway, but it could be an even bigger asset in an offroader. Land Rover has been experimenting with electric versions of its Defender 110 for a while now, and...
01:50 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Best Buy announces fourth quarter net loss of $377 million, no rescue bid coming from founder
It's a hard time to be in the tech-retail sector, a fact that Best Buy knows all too well. The business has announced a fourth quarter net loss of $377 million on revenues of $16.7 billion. CEO Hube...
01:29 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget TMN Go launches on iOS and the web, brings HBO Go-style experience to Canadians
While viewers in the US have had access to HBO Go streaming on a varying number of platforms over the last few years, the licensing situation in Canada has, until now, made it more complicated. That...
12:49 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget 'Machine vision' MFT cam arrives for robotics, remote photography, special effects
If you're asking yourself "where's the shutter button on that thing?" then a new machine vision camera from SVS-Vistek, the SVCam-evo "Tracer" is probably not for you. However, it may spark tinkerer...
12:07 pm EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget First BB10 update addresses battery life, low-light photography, third-party app performance and more
BlackBerry 10 has been out in the wild for almost a month, and today early adopters will begin receiving the first update to the new platform: version 10.0.10.85. Battery performance has been addres...
11:05 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Volar-e EV racer goes for a test drive, hopes to turn heads
Still nervous about trading in your gas guzzler for an electric carriage? The European Commission wants you to cast your eyes on the Volar-e, a high performance EV prototype designed specifically to...
09:28 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Sky to buy Telefonica UK's fixed phone line and broadband business for up to 200 million
Sky already supplies fixed phone line and broadband on top of its TV services in the UK, but it's just announced it'll be gaining a few more customers. The company has shaken hands with Telefonica U...
08:53 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Duke melds two rats' minds through the internet, Spock may not approve
Some would say the internet already lets us share every minute detail of our thoughts, much to our followers' dismay. Duke University isn't deterred by our behavior -- if anything, it just took over...
08:34 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget FCC Chairman voices 'concerns' about US phone unlocking ban, says he'll look into it
Bad news travels fast, so by now many US phone buyers ought to know about this country's depressing u-turn on phone unlocking. The latest policy -- which makes it illegal to unlock a phone without a...
07:57 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Nokia's product smorgasbord at MWC 2013
What you see in the shot above (and the gallery below) is a display containing almost every Lumia handset and accessory currently manufactured by Nokia -- all arranged buffet-style for your viewing ...
06:58 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Foursquare on iOS gets streamlined Explore section
The folks at Foursqaure have just pushed out version 5.5 for their iOS app, and it packs a redesigned Explore section that crams more recommendations onto a device's screen. While the new condensed ...
06:29 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Bing Maps revamped with ocean topography, updated satellite imagery
Ballmer an Co. have loaded up Bing Maps with yet another batch of images, and though they're staying quiet about the update's file size this time, they say it includes 13,799,276 square kilometers o...
06:01 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget HGST unites nanoimprints, self-assembling molecules to double hard drive space
Hard drive makers are in a race to boost capacities and keep spinning disks at least a beat ahead of flash drives on the value curve. We've seen some exotic developments as a result, but HGST wants ...
05:34 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Telefonica shows off streaming 4K video on home fiber
The future of TV is supposed to involve streaming video, and it's also supposed to involve 4K TVs -- but melding the two has been difficult. Telefonica wants to show that the feat is at least possib...
05:06 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Aptina and Sony cross-license their camera patents, Nikon smiles
Sometimes, it's the behind-the-scenes deals that matter the most. See Aptina's newly signed patent cross-licensing agreement with Sony as an example: the pact lets the two imaging veterans use each ...
04:32 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Surgeon Simulator 2013 passes through Steam's Greenlight program, shouldn't have passed med school (video)
One of ten new additions to come from Valve's Greenlight community platform, Surgeon Simulator 2013 was crafted in a mere 48 hours at Global Game Jam and puts you in the role of a clumsy surgeon, re...
04:00 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Sony's NEX-3N and A58 cameras make an in-person appearance, we go hands-on
Alright, so this is definitely not the first we've written about about these two latest entry-level shooters from Sony. That said, we're excited to finally get some hands-on time with the Alpha NEX-...
03:42 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Autodesk releases Socialcam 5.0 with HDR video, color correction
Autodesk's been trying to bring its special effects expertise to bear on various handheld apps, and now its turning to cameras with its first release of Socialcam (version 5), since it bought the ap...
03:17 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget BigDog four-legged robot adds an arm, throws for the scouts (video)
Of all the robots we fear will one day rise up and subjugate humanity in an unyielding reign of terror, none is closer to our hearts than Boston Dynamic's awesome -- and terrifying, as seen in its 2...
02:10 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Evernote for iOS updated with new PDF viewer and Snippets for iPad
Earlier today, Evernote pulled the trigger on version 5.2 of its iOS application. The newfangled software introduces an updated PDF viewer that adds multi-page viewing, screen rotation lock, two-pag...
01:00 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget Solidoodle 3D printing stores set to bring 'upscale fashion shopping' to Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan
Looking for an "upscale fashion shopping experience" in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan or Belarus? Solidoodle's got your back. The company is set to launch 3D printing stores in those areas, featuring ...
12:49 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget iFixit releases tablet repairability list, puts Apple and Microsoft on the bottom
Not only has iFixit long been the go-to source for gadget teardowns, it's often seen as an authority on just how repairable a device is post-purchase. So when the outfit released its "Tablet Repaira...
12:07 am EST - Fri, March 1, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Microsoft's Greg Sullivan on Windows Phone at MWC 2013
We caught up with Greg Sullivan -- senior product manager of Windows Phone -- for an early morning chat during Mobile World Congress. He was kind enough to give us an update on the state of Microsof...
11:45 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 02.28.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:24 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360 250GB Spring Value bundle now available in the US for $299
Sure, the next wave of gaming consoles may be arriving pretty soon, but while we wait for the PS4 and whatever Microsoft has in store for us, why not have yet another Xbox 360 bundle to choose from,...
11:04 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget OUYA's Kellee Santiago talks game publishing, her new role as Head of Developer Relations
When Kellee Santiago resigned from her previous gig as president of thatgamecompany, she left behind a job running one of the most highly acclaimed indie game studios in the industry. But she left o...
10:31 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Google CFO says the Motorola pipeline doesn't 'wow,' hasn't heard of the Osborne Effect
Common wisdom would suggest that executives talk up their existing device lines to keep customers buying until the next generation is ready. Leave it to Google CFO Patrick Pichette to think outside ...
10:00 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Expand Photo Contest: Win a Samsung Galaxy Camera!
Our first ever Expand event is around the corner, this March 16-17 in San Francisco. In addition to oodles of interesting speakers, there'll be shiny sights to see: robots, retro games, of course ga...
09:33 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sony intros MDR-X05 headphones: massive Simon Cowell-endorsed bass, small footprint
Is this really happening, again? Why, yes, it is. Following up on its massive MDR-X10 bass-pumping headphones from last year, Sony and Simon Cowell have introduced the MDR-X05. As you might take fro...
09:00 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Mobile World Congress 2013: best of show
Another Mobile World Congress has come and gone. While we weren't treated to a mountain of device launches, as seen in previous years, we definitely all came away with some favorites. LG outed a few...
08:40 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Apple patent application details magnetic iPad stand for extra-secure mounting
A recently published Apple patent reveals the design for a "magnetic tablet configured to rigidly hold a portion of the tablet device in place." You can bet that "tablet device" is the iPad, and jud...
08:19 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Corning says flexible Willow displays are three years out, simpler uses still expected this year
There's no question that Corning has had a big impact on mobile devices in recent years with its Gorilla Glass, and it's hoping for similar success in the years ahead with its new Willow Glass techn...
08:00 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live tonight at 3:30PM!
Yeah, we're on a bit earlier today. Some of us have families to get back to, after all. Yeesh. Also, we just couldn't wait to talk about all of the news that's come out of Mobile World Congress in t...
07:30 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Back to BlackBerry: international travels
Dropping a smartphone is an absolutely horrifying experience. And on my first day in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, it happened to me with my BlackBerry Z10. As much as I hate to admit, it wa...
07:15 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget YouTube for iOS adds send-to-TV pairing, lets you skip the media hub
Those running the dedicated YouTube app for iOS have had TV streaming for awhile... as long as there was an Apple TV in between. Google's video division is cutting out that middleman with its newly ...
07:00 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Wrap-up: Engadget editors sound off on MWC 2013
We blew out last month's CES with our biggest group of editors to date, and now we've done it again here in Barcelona. There may have been fewer high-end smartphones than expected at the show, but w...
06:49 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Boeing touts a 'permanent' fix for 787 Dreamliner batteries, Japan stays cautious
There's been talk for weeks of Boeing developing a fix for the 787 Dreamliner's battery fire troubles. If the aircraft maker has its way, that should soon translate to action. The company's commerci...
06:47 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Apple patent application reveals a camera with built-in privacy filter
It feels a bit strange to report on a webcam privacy shade as if it were a novelty: various products already let users put a decorative background on screen in lieu of a live stream, or even pull a ...
06:33 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget 3D? Feh. MIT has already moved on to 4D printing (video)
The bad news: just as much of the world is starting to get excited about the prospects of 3D printing, science is moving on to the world of 4D. The good news: in the future, you might not have to as...
06:20 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget HTC confirms Sense 5 coming to existing phones, some features limited to HTC One
HTC didn't have much to say about its Sense 5 UI coming to existing devices when it introduced it alongside its new One handset, but it's now gotten a bit more talkative. In a post on Facebook, and ...
06:01 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 017 - 02.28.13
In a week that plays host to one of Europe's biggest tech shows, as you can imagine, there's a fair amount to talk about. Someone should probably do a podcast that covers these sort of things! Who w...
05:48 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sky broadcasts Barcelona Grand Prix practice in 3D, we go take a look
Geeks who are into fast cars and stereoscopic displays must think that watching F1 races in 3D is the bees-knees. However, FIA, the sport's governing body, has often been resistant to new technology...
05:48 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sky broadcasts Barcelona Grand Prix testing in 3D, we go take a look
Geeks who are into fast cars and stereoscopic displays must think that watching F1 races in 3D is the bees-knees. However, FIA, the sport's governing body, has often been resistant to new technology...
05:26 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Surface RT coming to six more countries in late March, Pro in the 'coming months'
Microsoft's Surface is continuing its global retail rollout, expanding its reach well beyond the western hemisphere. In late March the RT model of Redmond's in-house tablet effort will come to Japan...
05:08 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget OUYA shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28th
OUYA announced this afternoon that its Android-powered game console is shipping to Kickstarter backers starting on March 28th. The company took to its Kickstarter page to announce the news, which sa...
04:54 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget China Mobile begins TD-LTE trials in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, users need a Galaxy S III for now
It looks like China Mobile is making good on its promise to carry out TD-LTE trials this year: the carrier is launching test programs in both Guangzhou and Shenzen, according to a report from the Ch...
04:19 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Google Play Books comes to India with an updated Android app in tow
Google Play Books has been on a slow world tour that hasn't given Asia much love. Google is addressing that regional deficit in grand fashion today by launching its digital bookshop in India. The co...
03:46 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget China claims its defense sites face constant US hacking attacks
China is routinely accused of launching concerted hacking campaigns against the US, many of them reportedly tied directly to the army's Unit 61398 in Shanghai. If you believe the Ministry of Defense...
03:12 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Watson ponders careers in cooking, drug research as IBM makes it earn its keep
While mad game show skills are nice and all, IBM has started to nudge Watson toward the door to begin paying its own freight. After a recent foray into finance, the publicity-loving supercomputer ha...
02:46 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Judge who accused Apple of 'lack of integrity' joins Samsung's legal team
As famous judges go, Sir Robin Jacob doesn't quite rank up there with some others we can think of (like that handsome fella on the left). But he is well known in legal circles, thanks largely to an ...
02:46 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Judge who accused Apple of 'lack of integrity' joins Samsung's legal team (update)
As famous judges go, Sir Robin Jacob doesn't quite rank up there with some others we can think of (like that handsome fella on the left). But he is well known in legal circles, thanks largely to an ...
02:44 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 10:15AM ET at MWC 2013!
We would say it's been an absolutely epic and crazy Mobile World Congress, but we'd be lying. Instead, we'll talk to you about what we saw, felt and heard -- some of it good, and some just outright ...
02:39 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget ZTE USA's CEO: US investigation report is actually good for us
You may think that Lixin Cheng, the top banana at ZTE's USA division since June 2010, has had a tough time facing strong accusations since October regarding its ties with the Chinese government and ...
02:09 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry exec allegedly confirms a new BB10 tablet will launch in 2013 (update: not true)
The company formerly known as RIM is currently rolling out two devices running the new BlackBerry 10 OS, and apparently that's not all it's got in store for 2013. Know Your Mobile India reportedly h...
02:08 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Nook leads decline as Barnes & Noble Q3 2013 revenue down 8.8 percent to $2.2 billion
Currently the subject of many a rumor, Barnes & Noble just announced its quarterly results for Q3 2013 (its current fiscal quarter), showing what many expected: revenue is down almost 9 percent ...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Vimeo announces 'Looks' feature, now lets users add visual effects to videos
Whether it was inspired by the recent Instagram craze or not, Vimeo's new "Looks" have a pretty good chance of being welcomed with open arms (and eyes) by the video creators on its well-known platfo...
01:55 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget iTunes U content downloads pass the one billion mark
Apple completely revamped its iTunes U app last year to include full course materials and it looks like that work is paying dividends, as the site just trumpeted its billionth content download. Over...
01:32 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sony Ericsson Windows Phone prototype hits eBay, reminds us sliders existed
eBay is as close as it comes to a genuine Aladdin's cave, and we've seen plenty of ancient rarities, prototypes, sci-fi weaponry, and the odd killer robot go under its gavel. One of the latest artif...
01:00 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget TuneIn launches TuneIn Live, hopes to encourage radio station discovery through custom UI
With around 70,000 stations from around the world in its database, TuneIn is rightly one of the more popular radio apps out there. Unfortunately, it also means customers don't always have the easies...
12:35 pm EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget China pledges to grow broadband coverage to 70% of households
Mobile internet access? Yeah, that's pretty popular in China, but according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, household access is on the rise, too. The country says it will be ...
11:58 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Instagram, Twitter posts begin to flow from North Korean 3G network
This week, tourists (and at least one reporter) visiting North Korea began accessing the web directly from their smartphones, through the country's Koryolink 3G network. Associated Press journalist ...
11:46 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sony flaunts portable, social aspects of PS4 with high-res screenshots
To keep the buzz going from its recent PS4 pseudo-launch in New York, Sony's just released some high-res screenshots from the upcoming console's user interface. While we already saw many of them at ...
11:40 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Japanese court declares Samsung patent invalid in another spat with Apple
Weary of the neverending legal back-and-forth between Apple and Samsung yet? No, we're not either (that's a terrible lie), and the latest exciting development comes from a courtroom in Japan, where ...
11:04 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget HTC's 'Tiara' crowns a medium spec, Windows Phone 8 GDR2 device
Trust. It's a valuable commodity. But serial twitter-sleuth evleaks has done enough to earn ours for this latest leak. A Windows Phone 8 device -- apparently known internally as the Tiara -- which w...
10:35 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Paid apps return to Google Play in Taiwan after 18 months of legal wrangling
Android users living in Taiwan have something to celebrate: paid apps have returned to the Google Play store. The ability to purchase apps from the Taiwanese Play store was suspended over a year and...
09:05 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung invites public to Times Square for its Galaxy S IV unveiling
So, what are you up to on March 14th? If your idea of a good time is seeing a new smartphone unveiled, Samsung's arranging just such a party at Times Square in New York for the upcoming Galaxy S IV,...
08:02 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sony unloads 'Sony City Osaka' building for $1.2 billion, will remain as lessee
In a bid to bolster its bottom line, Sony's been selling properties like a desperate monopoly player, and the latest space on the board to go is the Sony City Osaka building for 111.1 billion yen ($...
08:02 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Sony unloads 'Sony City Osaki' building for $1.2 billion, will remain as lessee
In a bid to bolster its bottom line, Sony's been selling properties like a desperate monopoly player, and the latest space on the board to go is the Sony City Osaki building for 111.1 billion yen ($...
07:50 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Excluded by the UK's fiber rollout, Oxfordshire villages roll their own 1Gbps broadband service
No matter which provider you plump for, the UK's fiber broadband roll-out won't connect many under-served rural communities. Annoyed at the snub, residents of Frilford and Frilford Heath teamed up w...
06:51 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile Q4 2012 revenue drops 5.2 percent to $4.9 billion, customers and income also fall
It might be a good thing that T-Mobile's in the crosshairs of a takeover by Deutsche Telecom, as the company again shed revenue, customers and profits. Total revenue dropped to $4.9 billion from $5....
06:51 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile USA revenue drops 5.2 percent to $4.9 billion for Q4 2012, customers and income also fall
Is it a good thing that T-Mobile's US operation is in the crosshairs of a MetroPCS merger? We'll see, but meanwhile the operator again shed revenue, customers and profit in Q4 2012. Total revenue dr...
05:58 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget France mulls extending piracy laws to include streaming and direct downloads
ISPs in the US are just getting around to enforcing a "six strikes" policy against illegal P2P sharing, but France is now contemplating a crackdown on the streaming and direct downloads of pirated c...
05:15 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Libratone speakers get an Android app to call their own
Libratone's speaker line hasn't been convenient at all for mobile users who don't swing the iOS way -- not unless they've got a very long audio cable. The audio designer hasn't quite achieved the Ho...
04:28 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend G710 reportedly spied touting a 5-inch, 720p screen
Just because Huawei has already launched a small torrent of smartphones two months into 2013 doesn't mean the company is taking a vacation anytime soon. Evleaks has spotted what's purported to be th...
03:50 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget LG Cinema Beam short-throw laser projector and 100-inch screen released in Korea
One of LG's more surprising product introductions at CES 2013 was its "HECTO" laser projector, which -- when combined with its accompanying 100-inch screen -- is capable of tossing a 1080p image fro...
02:57 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Astro Gaming officially unleashes A30 & A40 PC editions, drops prices to $100 & $150
Astro Gaming's A40 headset and Mixamp Pro have generally gotten yearly revisions, but the portability-inclined A30 hasn't received the same love since its inception. That's officially changed this w...
01:42 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE ships to US Cellular
Americans wanting a Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE of their own have largely been biding their time for a Verizon model. They're still waiting for that variant to show, but US Cellular isn't -- it just starte...
12:38 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1000 online players
This is about to ruin any hopes you had of a productive day. Bombermine, an unofficial version of SNES throwback, Super Bomberman, is a web-based gift that lets you face-off against up to 1,000 play...
12:38 am EST - Thu, February 28, 2013
Engadget Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players
This is about to ruin any hopes you had of a productive day. Bombermine, an unofficial version of SNES throwback, Super Bomberman, is a web-based gift that lets you face-off against up to 1,000 play...