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11:50 pm - Mon, April 29, 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 ...
11:03 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.29.2013
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...
10:49 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 29th - May 5th)
This week the NHL joins the NBA in celebrating its postseason, with plenty of games on the schedule for each. There are a number of premieres and finales this week, as well as the debut of individua...
10:19 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget NEC Terrain for AT&T spied in leaked press photos, packs a QWERTY keyboard
Memory of a time where an NEC phone graced US shores escapes us, but the prolific -- and often accurate -- @evleaks has tweeted a press shot that signals a handset from the Japanese firm might soon ...
09:52 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Kodak offloads its film and scanner businesses to its UK pension group
Kodak may have offered to sell key parts of its document imaging unit to Brother for $210 million, but even that amount is just a small step on the company's long road out of bankruptcy. The company...
09:20 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Specialized Turbo e-bike reaches the US, offers a speed boost for $5,900
When Specialized's Turbo e-bike launched last year, it was almost too fast for its own good when it couldn't legally be sold in Europe and the US. The American riders, at least, won't be held back n...
08:49 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Adafruit explains how to build your very own HAL 9000 for less than $100
It may be 2013, but 2001 will forever hold a special place in our hearts, in no small part due to the that lovable, red-eyed supercomputer known as HAL 9000. ThinkGeek has given us a couple ways to ...
08:20 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget The iTunes influence, part one: How Apple changed the face of the music marketplace
"iTunes is a stepping stone along the way." -- Jim Griffin, OneHouse LLC On April 28th, the iTunes Store basked in a milestone 10th birthday. Two years before its 2003 launch (as the iTunes Music St...
08:08 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget PSA: T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S 4 available online today
Samsung's latest flagship, the GS4, landed on Sprint and AT&T a couple of days ago, and now it's T-Mobile's turn to join the party -- at least by way of its virtual stores. Taking advantage of t...
07:40 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia SP on sale now in the UK at T-Mobile, Orange and EE
Sony's mash-up Xperia, the SP, is taking its transparent element light show to the UK today, giving budget-minded Brits one stylish and feature-packed handset. The 4.6-inch 720p handset, which is ba...
07:10 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Google Now for iOS hands-on
Google Now is, perhaps, one of the more compelling reasons to opt for an Android device over iOS. But, Mountain View is smart enough to realize that its big push to deliver information pre-emptively...
06:51 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget HTC 608t spied, brings dual speakers to a One SV-like design
HTC might be gearing up for a wider audio assault. Just days after the 606w made a pass through China's TENAA with stereo sound, a 608t cousin has made the agency rounds carrying its own pair of fro...
06:19 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Olympia Circuits' Arno Shield lets Arduino newcomers bring their own board
While there have certainly been attempts at easing the Arduino learning curve, many of these still demand a new board or simplify just one aspect of a much larger universe. Olympia Circuits' new Arn...
05:44 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget YouTube now offers more MLB highlights and full archived games
YouTube just keeps adding quality content. Last week it was comedy, and this week it's bulking up on its sporting chops with a Major League Baseball partnership. Always among the most tech-savvy of ...
05:36 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Virgin Galactic's commercial space plane makes first successful test flight
Attention, amateur space cadets! If you've ever wanted to swing on a star or see one up close, consider this proof positive Virgin Galactic's that much closer to making your dreams come true. SpaceS...
05:00 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget IRL: Skullcandy Crusher headphones and ASUS' G74SX gaming laptop
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 true;...
04:00 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Nest 3.5 update adjusts for humidity and sunlight, fine-tunes fan control
Nest Labs isn't counting solely on the allure of discounts from power companies to reel us in this spring. It's pushing out a 3.5 update to all versions of the Nest Learning Thermostat that should b...
03:34 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget SRI EV1 brings all-electric racing to the Mexican 1000 rally (video)
We've seen electric off-roaders tackle the Dakar Rally, but racing on the Baja peninsula has proven elusive -- until this weekend. After driving in smaller races, SRI's EV1 has joined the big league...
03:08 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Kingston's MobileLite Wireless is a memory card reader that doubles as a charger
By all metrics, Kingston's wireless Wi-Drive has been a successful product: the company is still selling it two years later, and has since refreshed it with beefier storage and Android compatibility...
02:06 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Google Now available on iOS devices starting today
When it comes to major news, we didn't expect to hear much from Google in the run-up to I/O, but clearly, the company just couldn't wait that long. Google Now, a service that Android users have enjo...
02:01 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11 review
More Info Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 shipping this month for $1,099, ARM-powered Yoga 11 coming in December Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 review Microsoft Surface with Windows RT review Normall...
02:00 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Evernote Food 2.0 for Android offers revamped UI, more ways to document your dietary obsessions
It may seem difficult to believe, but iOS and Android users do share something in common: they both like to eat. But while Evernote Food for iOS has seen a couple of updates in recent months, its An...
12:27 pm - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z now up for pre-order, scheduled to ship May 24th (video)
If you've been waiting for the least burdensome tablet you could find, Sony's 17.5 ounce, 6.9mm thick Xperia Tablet Z is now up for pre-order in the US. On top of being the lightest, slimmest 10-inc...
11:17 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Minecraft creator launches browser-based Drop, makes us wish we'd taken touch-typing lessons
Must try harder.Filed under: Gaming, InternetCommentsVia: JoystiqSource: Drop, @Notch (Twitter)...
10:11 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Skinny Huawei smartphone shows off 6.2mm profile in Chinese certification
The FCC isn't the only agency playing with devices we don't even know exist, and its Chinese equivalent has recently had some hands-on time with an unknown Huawei smartphone, codename P6-U06. Luckil...
08:22 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced, joins the Android tablet line-up with a 7-inch screen
If an 8-inch stylus-enabled Galaxy Tablet wasn't your cup of tea, perhaps Samsung's new seven-inch model will do the trick. The Galaxy Tab 3 has gone official and the third iteration of the company'...
08:22 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced, joins the Android tablet line-up with a low-resolution 7-inch screen
If an 8-inch stylus-enabled Galaxy Tablet wasn't your cup of tea, perhaps Samsung's new 7-inch model will hit your screen-size sweet spot. The Galaxy Tab 3 has gone official and the third iteration ...
08:22 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced, joins the Android tablet line-up with low-resolution 7-inch screen
If an 8-inch stylus-enabled Galaxy Tablet wasn't your cup of tea, perhaps Samsung's new 7-inch model will hit your screen-size sweet spot. The Galaxy Tab 3 has gone official and the third iteration ...
08:22 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced with 7-inch screen, low-end specs
If an 8-inch stylus-enabled Galaxy Note wasn't your cup of tea, perhaps Samsung's new 7-inch model will hit your screen-size sweet spot. The Galaxy Tab 3 has gone official and the third iteration of...
07:50 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung tells the design story behind the Galaxy S 4 (video)
In case you missed it, Samsung released a new phone over the weekend and now the company's put together a quick video describing the design notions behind its Galaxy S 4. Expect to hear the word int...
07:38 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Nintendo now selling refurbished DSi XL and 3DS from $100 and up
It's easy for us to go shopping for a refurbished Nintendo handheld at stores and auction houses, but not if we're looking for a huge bargain: small discounts and dodgy quality often make it wiser t...
07:38 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Nintendo now selling refurbished DSi XL and 3DS units from $100 and up
It's easy for us to go shopping for a refurbished Nintendo handheld at stores and auction houses, but not if we're looking for a huge bargain: small discounts and dodgy quality often make it wiser t...
07:38 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Nintendo now selling refurbished DSi XL and 3DS units for $100 and up
It's easy for us to go shopping for a refurbished Nintendo handheld at stores and auction houses, but not if we're looking for a huge bargain: small discounts and dodgy quality often make it wiser t...
04:54 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Budweiser's Buddy Cup makes Facebook friending a toast away
Making new friends over cold brew isn't particularly difficult, but making those friendships Facebook-official requires a bit more effort -- unless you have Buddy Cup, that is. Developed by ad outfi...
02:42 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget How would you change Sony's VAIO T13?
Sony's VAIO T13 was a sub-$1000 Ultrabook with an eye on the education market. While we were impressed by the results, its low price meant that compromises had to be made -- especially in the keyboa...
02:37 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget LG unveils Optimus GK in Korea, brings G Pro features in a 5-inch package
Not tired of seeing different versions of the Optimus G? LG has just revealed another variant for Korean customers: the Optimus GK. Similar to the one-off Optimus G Pro it delivered in Japan on NTT ...
02:17 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Meebo to retire toolbar on June 6th, plans to focus on Google+ instead
Just over a year ago Google snapped up a little social outfit called Meebo, quickly dismantling most of the firm's services. The lone survivor? The Meebo Bar, an unobtrusive social toolbar that offe...
01:25 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 22nd, 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 ...
12:51 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget LG will launch the world's first 55-inch curved OLED HDTV
We visited LG's HQ earlier this month and heard that the curved OLED HDTV prototypes it showed at CES are due for release, and now it's official. A Korean press release indicates we can expect the 5...
12:51 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget LG will launch the world's first 55-inch curved OLED HDTV (update)
We heard that the curved OLED HDTV prototypes LG showed at CES would be coming soon, and now it's official. A Korean press release indicates we can expect the 55EA9800 to launch in the next month, w...
12:11 am - Mon, April 29, 2013
Engadget OpenMobile ACL for webOS resurrected on Kickstarter, hopes to bring Android apps to HP Touchpad
The promise of OpenMobile's Application Compatibility Layer is inciting: seamlessly run Android apps on another operating system as if it was meant to be there. Unfortunately for fans of Palm's last...
11:06 pm - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 04.22.2013
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 - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Microsoft's small tablet trap
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Microsoft reiterates that Windows 8 could see small(er) devices soon Windows Phone sees big gai...
08:04 pm - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Living with Glass, Day Four: Canyon Carving
More Info Living with Google Glass, Day One: The Reveal Living with Google Glass, Day Two: Around the House Living with Google Glass, Day Three: Security Checkpoint Finally, the fla...
07:14 pm - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Microsoft working on redesigns for Xbox, Yammer, Skype and Bing
Considering Microsoft's efforts to rebrand, redesign and rebuild its Windows platform, it's no surprise to hear the company is tweaking the visual aesthetics of its other brands, too. Speaking at De...
05:02 pm - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Exploring Glass, Apple's cash and Nintendo's no-go keynote
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages We've been getting our first unfiltered experiences with Google Glass t...
02:00 pm - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying electric car, 3D-printed livers and a two-story-tall bike
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 Northern Hemisphere is finally beginning to wake up ...
01:21 pm - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Paranoid Android teases in-app pop-up window multitasking (video)
As advanced as "multitasking" gets on the latest smartphones, many times you're still left to completely switch between apps. Paranoid Android is looking to set things into overdrive with in-app mul...
09:52 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Vermount Telephone Company's gigabit internet service is live, half the price of Google Fiber
Remember how Google Fiber's recent announcement for planned service in Austin by 2014 spurred immediate competition from AT&T? It's safe to say telcos in other areas have taken note about the gi...
09:52 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Vermont Telephone Company's gigabit internet service is live, half the price of Google Fiber
Remember how Google Fiber's recent announcement for planned service in Austin by 2014 spurred immediate competition from AT&T? It's safe to say telcos in other areas have taken note about the gi...
06:52 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F5 mid-range LTE smartphone hits France April 29, global dispersion to follow
LG's F-series handsets may not be in the same class an HTC One or GS4, but we can't help to appreciate the solid specs and LTE-goodness baked into these mid-range devices. Following a debut alongsid...
04:51 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega hits FCC (again), this time with LTE
Better start working on those powerball exercises. At least if Samsung's Galaxy Mega was the thing you thought your life was missing, as it's just landed at the FCC. Yeah, we know this isn't the fir...
04:51 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega hits FCC again, this time with LTE
Better start working on those powerball exercises. If Samsung's Galaxy Mega was the thing you thought your life was missing, it's just landed at the FCC. Yeah, we know this isn't the first time, but...
02:45 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best WiFi router for super-fast Fiber?
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 Travis from Provo, who is a jammy ind...
01:45 am - Sun, April 28, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 22nd, 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 familiar smartphone leaked that's said to join the prepaid ...
11:24 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 drops original TecTile support, requires new TecTile 2
Don't get too attached to that collection of TecTiles if you're upgrading to a Galaxy S 4. AnandTech has discovered that Samsung's newer phone includes an NFC chipset that can't read the older TecTi...
10:00 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 4.27.13: stargazing, antimatter and a robot turtle
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. As a youngster, you may have been told -- and quite rightly so -- not to stare directly at the sun. T...
08:29 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Google releases Glass kernel GPL source, lets developers have at it
While our own Tim Stevens is currently adapting to life through Google Glass, developers are going beyond scratching the surface to fiddle with what's inside. Hot on the heels of Jay Freeman rooting...
07:06 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Uncover gives your MacBook's lid a new, Apple-less kind of glow
Etsy stickers adorning your MacBook's lid, oft making a cute play on the presence of that glowing Apple? That's so 2012. Uncover, a Dutch company showcasing its talents here at The Next Web Conferen...
05:37 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Boeing supersonic airliner concept soars in a wind tunnel, quietly
No, you're not looking at an early preview of Star Wars Episode VII -- it just might represent the future of air transport, though. Boeing has spent years developing a truly quiet supersonic airline...
04:00 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Living with Google Glass, Day Three: Security Checkpoint
You might be inclined to think that airport security is not the best place to wear Google Glass. You'd probably be right, but given the amount that I travel it was pretty-well inevitable that I'd cr...
02:44 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget iPlayer for Android update brings improved experience on Galaxy S III, Note 2 and Nexus 4, tablets to follow
Excuse us while we interrupt your episode of The Archers, but we thought users of BBC's iPlayer might like to know about the latest Android app update. Amongst the usual bug fixes, the update promis...
01:04 pm - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Ethiopian Airlines completes first commercial 787 Dreamliner flight since grounding
Nervous flyer? If so, it's probably best you weren't heading from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on business recently. If you were, you might have found yourself onboard the first commercial 787 Dreamliner ...
10:25 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Stephen Wolfram says he almost had a deal with Google, but it 'blew up'
As you may recall, Wolfram Research signed a deal with Microsoft a few years back that saw some Wolfram Alpha functionality integrated into Bing. As it turns out, it very nearly found its way into a...
07:07 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget UK regulator wants white space wireless service in 2014, starts trials this fall
While there have been white space test runs in the UK, these were private trials that weren't going to get the ball rolling without government help. Thankfully, local regulator Ofcom is of a like mi...
04:45 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 now available online at Sprint, in stores today at AT&T
Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone, the Galaxy S 4, is making a big move into the US today with an online arrival at Sprint and in-store availability at AT&T. If you're a Now Network subsc...
02:40 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Developers gain root access on Google Glass, not yet sure what to do with it
Access to Google's Glass headsets is still limited to a lucky few, but that's more than enough to include several curious coders. Some have had success identifying the hardware contained within, but...
02:18 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Oppo's 4.7-inch, 6.93mm-thick R809T pays homage to the Finder
No, this isn't the world's thinnest phone thanks to Alcatel and BBK, but Oppo's recently announced R809T is still a seemingly attractive device judging by the above official image. Measuring at 6.93...
01:47 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Clipr sends pasted text to your phone via SMS with a press of a button
If you've ever wanted to send some text from your computer to your phone, you usually have to go with a dedicated app like Evernote, with a mobile app required at the other end. With the new version...
12:48 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Root exploit unearthed for Snapdragon-based Galaxy S 4
Inventory delays may stifle prospective Galaxy S 4 owners, but such pesky hurdles appear to have little effect on Android's development community. An XDA-Developers member by the name of "djrbliss" ...
12:08 am - Sat, April 27, 2013
Engadget Japan clears 787s for takeoff pending FAA-approved battery fix
Japan's transport minster, Akihiro Ohta, announced today that the country's airliners can resume flying grounded Boeing 787 Dreamliners once a newly approved battery system is installed. "We have re...
11:20 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Artificial sense of touch gets smarter, lets robots really feel
The verdict's still out on whether or not androids dream of electric sheep. But their ability to feel? Well, that's about to approach levels of human sensitivity. We're of course talking about the s...
10:44 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Uber's back in Gotham: NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission approves cab-hailing app
Car service Uber and New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) have had a rocky relationship, as the Commission banned Uber from Gotham's taxicabs last year. Susequently, the TLC greenlit ...
10:30 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.26.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:00 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Samsung plays it safe with the Galaxy S 4
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their latest picks -- along with a few you should probably avoid. W...
09:27 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget AirDroid 2.0 update adds phone finder, camera access and cellular data use
If you're an Android user with a pressing need to transfer files from your phone to your computer (and vice versa), there's a good chance you've heard of AirDroid. The remote access tool, which has ...
08:58 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung reportedly launching new 8-inch tablet in June, Galaxy S 4 Active in July
Samsung Gulf president Young Soo Kim reportedly made casual mention of an upcoming rugged take on the Galaxy S 4 at a press event earlier in the week, but left out any details. Sources for the Wall ...
08:29 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget EVE Online dev reveals Oculus Rift-based space dogfighting 'experience'
It's not clear if Icelandic game studio CCP is extending its crazy MMO, EVE Online, into the world of virtual reality, but the company is working on some form of EVE-based VR application using the O...
08:29 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget EVE Online dev reveals Oculus Rift-based space dogfighting 'experience' (update: video!)
It's not clear if Icelandic game studio CCP is extending its crazy MMO, EVE Online, into the world of virtual reality, but the company is working on some form of EVE-based VR application using the O...
08:00 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: The new consoles are coming
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. This week I'm writing from a special place: from the perspective of a Google Glass owner. Well, to be ho...
07:42 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Google Glass' vision of the future runs on a 2011 smartphone chip
Google Glass may represent the future of wearables, but its components are a vestige of the past -- 2011, to be exact. That's according to developer Jay Lee who dug up some interesting Glass tidbits...
07:30 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 341 - 04.26.13
Hold on a second. Where are you going? We know it's Friday afternoon, but what plans could be more important than your weekly slice of Engadget Podcast? Exactly. Take off your jacket, sit back down ...
07:00 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 520 review: does Nokia need another budget Windows Phone?
Oh, for an easy life. Sometimes it'd be nice to just read a phone's spec sheet, compare prices and make a decision. In a number of ways, the Nokia Lumia 520 looks like just the type of handset where ...
06:43 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Wii U Virtual Console now live on the eShop
The first of Nintendo's planned Wii U firmware updates went live just yesterday, bringing a much needed speed boost to software load times. And in that short time since, Nintendo's also made its ret...
06:31 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S4 teardown reveals the silicon beauty within the plastic beast
What's in a Galaxy S4? A whole lot of easily repairable parts, it turns out. The fine folks at iFixit recently got their hands on Samsung's smartphone flagship and wasted no time in tearing it asund...
06:27 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget LG Cloud rolling out in over 40 more countries by late May
Although LG jumped into the deep end of the online services pool when it launched LG Cloud last year, it didn't have much to brag about when access was limited to South Korea, Russia and the US. The...
06:01 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: spring 2013 edition
You asked; you got it. When we ran our first-ever laptop buyer's guide earlier this year, many of you wrote in, requesting that we include more affordable picks (not just, you know, twelve-hundred-d...
05:53 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Tesla announces new service details, unconditional warranty for Model S battery
Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked a bit about his goals for expanded service options in his interview with us earlier this month, and he's today detailed some of those options that the company is ready to ...
05:30 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Oculus' Palmer Luckey on the Motorola StarTAC and living in the meatspace
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. Oculus VR founder and designer Palmer Luckey has a go at ...
05:28 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget HP's Slate 7 tablet goes on sale, brings on the Beats for $170
After a false alarm, HP is keeping to its initial promise of delivering its Slate 7 Android tablet this month -- and with a few days to spare, no less. The seven-inch device, which first popped up a...
05:00 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Living with Google Glass, Day Two: Around the House
"You look ridiculous." This was not exactly the reaction I was hoping to receive from my wife the first time she saw me wearing Glass. She was long-since asleep when I arrived late the night before,...
04:33 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Make your PlayStation 3 look that much more like a Terminator robot with a 'Metallic Gray' DualShock 3
Tired of how much your PlayStation 3 doesn't look like a Terminator robot? Us too, especially given that hilariously mechanical new top-loading disc drive cover. Thankfully, Sony sympathizes with ou...
04:01 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Pinterest revives classic features, revamps notifications and search
When Pinterest unveiled its big redesign last month, it took the sort of gamble on feature trade-offs that we've seen before: some big leaps forward at the expense of a few leaps back. Much to the r...
03:24 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Toshiba to release 4K-ready, 160MBs CompactFlash memory cards
Toshiba will launch its Exceria Pro series of CompactFlash cards into the Japanese market tomorrow with 160MB/s read speeds and 150MB/s write speeds. The company claims the 32GB and 64GB models are ...
02:50 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, winds down its own service
There was an odd level of uncertainty surrounding Google's reported buyout of Wavii: where Google usually mentions acquisitions in short order, mum was the word for much of the past week. Thankfully...
02:50 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Wavii confirms acquisition by Google, starts to wind down its own service
There was an odd level of uncertainty surrounding Google's reported buyout of Wavii: where Google usually mentions acquisitions in short order, mum's been the word for much of the past week. Thankfu...
02:44 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 178 - 04.26.13
New phones usually enjoy a big comfortable seat in the limelight when they land. This week, however, there's a lot less elbow room thanks to the recent deluge. But, despite much more muscular compet...
02:22 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S 4 launches in China with an Exynos 5 Octa inside
Remember the leaked GT-i9502, that dual-SIM variant of the Galaxy S 4 that ultimately confirmed many rumors? That smartphone is at last exists beyond a collection of photos, as Samsung just launched...
02:01 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Path app is adding 1 million new registered users a week
It looks like everyone loves stickers, because following its last update, Path is growing -- fast. The social app is now pulling in a million users a week and has recently topped nine million. It's ...
01:30 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 88: TechShop makes its mark on American manufacturing
There's a hackerspace in San Francisco that's equipping hardware startups with the tools they need to get up and running for a mere $125 per month. A brand new issue of our weekly visits TechShop to...
01:07 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm's Finepix JZ700 compact shoots for speed with 8 fps burst, 200 fps video
Camera makers seem to be scrambling to equip their compact models with wireless options, all the better to work with the smartphones that are trying to replace them. Fujifilm's taking a different ta...
12:51 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Wunderlist Pro goes live for iOS, Mac and web, priced at $50 per year (video)
6Wunderkinder let us know last week that it was entering the big leagues of task management with Wunderlist Pro, and today it's possible for us to follow along. The company's first premium service i...
12:28 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Panasonic gussies up Lumix DMC-XS1 with 10 different designs
It's that time of year again -- the gadgets of CES are finally starting to march into stores. Today's newest catalog item comes from Panasonic in the form of the 16.1-megapixel Lumix DMC-XS1 compact...
12:10 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget First Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera footage flaunted (video)
Noted Blackmagic Design shooter John Brawley has released the first footage from the company's upcoming $995 Pocket Cinema Camera that might leave your DSLR green with envy. Though it's always tough...
12:10 pm - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Watch the first footage from Blackmagic's Pocket Cinema Camera (video)
Noted Blackmagic Design shooter John Brawley has released the first footage from the company's upcoming $995 Pocket Cinema Camera that might leave your DSLR green with envy. Though it's always tough...
11:50 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget PSN online purchases now automatically queue to download on your PS3, like your Xbox already does
There's now no need to dig around your PlayStation's downloads section for that fresh digital copy of Ni No Kuni you just picked up online at Sony's Entertainment Network store. Finally catching up ...
11:30 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: Gates, Ballmer and Sean Parker join Zuckerberg's FWD.us lobby group
Mark Zuckerberg showed he's more than just a social butterfly earlier this month, forming the tech-focused political lobby group FWD.us alongside some other big names in the industry. Now, according...
11:30 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget ATD: Gates, Ballmer and Sean Parker join Zuckerberg's FWD.us lobby group
Mark Zuckerberg showed he's more than just a social butterfly earlier this month, forming the tech-focused political lobby group FWD.us alongside some other big names in the industry. Now, according...
11:11 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Vertus Bluetooth kit adds stereo streaming to any pair of ordinary speakers
Nowadays we're spoiled with options in the Bluetooth speaker market, and many of the high-end ones -- especially those from Soundfreaq and Nokia -- even feature dual-system streaming (DSS) that lets...
11:11 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Vertus adds stereo Bluetooth to any pair of powered speakers... if they have a 3.5mm jack
Nowadays we're spoiled with options in the Bluetooth speaker market, and many of the high-end ones -- especially those from Soundfreaq and Nokia -- even feature dual-system streaming (DSS) that lets...
10:44 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Google's Eric Schmidt admits talking to Glass is 'the weirdest thing'
We're still getting to grips with an Explorer edition of Google's Glass our ourselves, but Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has noted that Glass may take some getting used to. Talking to an audience ...
10:20 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget ZTE's 2013 Q1 sees profits of $33 million despite three percent sales slide
ZTE has managed to break a run of two straight quarterly losses by posting a net profit of $33 million in its first 2013 financials. Unfortunately, the extra cash has come from selling a $133 millio...
09:50 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Sony prices and dates its 2013 home and shelf audio lineups
Given Sony's heritage, it's no surprise that the company loves its audio -- but we can imagine that some might be overwhelmed when the company has priced and dated the cores of its 2013 home and she...
09:50 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Sony prices its 2013 home and shelf audio lineups, clarifies availability dates
Given Sony's heritage, it's no surprise that the company loves its audio -- but we can imagine that some might be overwhelmed when the company has priced and dated the cores of its 2013 home and she...
09:24 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Kyocera Elite for Verizon and XTRM for US Cellular both leaked
Kyocera does a good line in rugged (and often unconventional) smartphones, although this pair of leaked handsets, apparently headed to Verizon (left) and US Cellular (right), both appear to cut a mo...
08:54 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget How the HTC One's back cover pops off, China style
When we first reported on the leaked image of China Unicom's HTC One with its back cover off, some questioned its authenticity since the phone touts its unibody design in other parts of the world. W...
08:51 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Google policy change stops apps like Facebook from bypassing Play Store updates
Google just released a new Play Store version (4.0.27) that, at first glance, contained only very minor tweaks -- except for one little thing. A new policy change will no longer permit any apps to u...
08:51 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Google policy change requires apps like Facebook to update via the Play Store (updated)
Google just released a new Play Store version (4.0.27) that, at first glance, contains only very minor tweaks -- except for one little thing. A new policy change will no longer permit any apps to up...
07:57 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget HSN's order page for T-Mobile's Lumia 521 goes live early
It feels like only yesterday we told you HSN would be the first retailer offering T-Mobile's Nokia Lumia 521, and although the place hasn't changed, the date has. The Lumia 520 variant wasn't expect...
07:39 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Rumored low-spec Samsung Galaxy Core has 4.3-inch display, vague hints of GS4 styling
Samsung has a thing for releasing budget chasers soon after the main shot. There have already been strong hints of a GS4 Mini to capitalize on the flagship's buzz and now a purported leak over at hi...
07:39 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Rumored low-spec Samsung Galaxy Core has 4.3-inch display, vague hints of GS4 styling (update: dual SIM)
Samsung has a thing for releasing budget chasers soon after the main shot. There have already been strong hints of a GS4 Mini to capitalize on the flagship's buzz and now a purported leak over at hi...
06:58 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 to enter mass production in late May
While Snapdragon 600 is already showing up on various flagship devices like the HTC One, PadFone Infinity, Galaxy S 4, Optimus G Pro and Xiaomi 2S, we're still looking forward to the big daddy of Qu...
06:23 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Popular discovery app Drippler heads to iOS, touts 5 million downloads on Android
Drippler's been relatively successful on Android, with more than five million downloads to date, but now the team behind the recommendations app is looking to test different waters. Earlier today, D...
05:55 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Dell outfits XPS 10 with LTE, asks $100 for the privilege
The FCC told us that an LTE ready version of the Dell XPS 10 was coming, but there's nothing like official confirmation: it's here, and it runs on AT&T. Dell officially announced the variant's a...
05:55 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Dell starts selling its XPS 10 Windows RT tablet with an optional LTE radio
The FCC told us that an LTE ready version of the Dell XPS 10 was coming, but there's nothing like official confirmation. In any case, it's here, and it runs on AT&T. Dell officially announced th...
05:22 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Smartphones out-shipped feature phones for the first time ever worldwide, says IDC
Q1 2013 marks the first time that smartphones made up the majority of cellphones shipped across the world, according to numbers from industry analyst IDC. 216 million handsets with computer-like fun...
05:03 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's digital game sales hit an all-time high
Nintendo's hardware sales may be in a bit of a stupor, but its downloadable games are a different story. During today's financial results briefing, the company's president, Satoru Iwata, announced t...
04:01 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget AT&T launches Digital Life home automation and security platform
It's been a long time coming. Seriously. AT&T first teased us with Digital Life way back in February of last year. Now the home security and automation platform is finally ready for prime time. ...
03:54 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Sony revises its 2012 earnings forecast, doubles expected net profits
Just like last year, we're reporting on a revision Sony's making to its expectations for last year's profits, but this time around there's some positive news. According to Sony, selling some of the ...
03:11 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft launches Bing Offers to round up local bargains, gives Bing Deals the axe
Call it a deal, offer or a bargain -- isn't a discount by any name just as sweet? Microsoft seems to think so, and it recently retired Bing Deals in favor of a locally focused newcomer: Bing Offers....
02:44 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget New York Times to refine subscription model in wake of sliding ad revenue
If you're an avid reader of The New York Times, you're probably already familiar with its complex subscription model that ranges in price between $15 and $35 per month. Yes, it's sometimes costly to...
02:16 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Washington court rules Motorola can get millions, not billions, from Microsoft for its patents
Among the many patent cases currently ongoing between Motorola and Microsoft is one in US District Court in the state of Washington concerning standards-essential WiFi and h.264 patents. AllThingsD ...
01:53 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget YouTube's first Comedy Week kicks off May 19th, features big-name lineup
Whether it's politics or flamboyant music videos, YouTube certainly has a little something for (mostly) everyone on the interwebs. But, if you're a fan of comedy, things are about to get a tad bit b...
01:17 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Viber exploit lets attackers bypass Android lock screens, for now (video)
If you're an Android user who prefers Viber for VoIP and messaging, you may not want to leave your phone unattended in the near future. Bkav Internet Security has discovered an exploit that will byp...
12:32 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Lumia 521 for T-Mobile arrives early at HSN on April 27th for $149.95, general availability on May 22nd
Wanting to get first dibs on the Lumia 521 for T-Mobile? If so, it looks that you may need to tune into HSN on April 27th, because -- strange as it sounds -- the television network is offering the e...
12:20 am - Fri, April 26, 2013
Engadget Wii U spring update now live, promises to speed up software load times
Owning a Wii U can feel like an exercise in patience: games and apps can take up to 30 seconds to load, and downloaded software needs to be manually installed. Thankfully, Nintendo heard its fans la...
11:52 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung's official Q1 earnings show $6.4 billion in net profit
Samsung Electronics has released its Q1 2013 numbers and as it predicted a few weeks ago, business continues to boom. Operating profits are 8.78 trillion won as predicted, while net profit is up to ...
11:47 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Roku 2 menu update gets a new 'end of May' deadline in message to devs
We loved the Roku 3's new UI when we reviewed it recently and eagerly anticipated its arrival on "current-gen" hardware this month, but that may not be in the cards. Dave Zatz points out an email se...
11:25 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Google Glass app from The New York Times now available to Explorers
As if Google Glass and its clever surprises weren't intriguing enough, Explorers now have a new app to play with that's courtesy of The New York Times. As you'll recall, this service was first unvei...
10:54 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Betaworks acquires Instapaper, promises continued development
If you're the sort who likes to catch up on web articles through a dedicated reader app, you're likely familiar with Instapaper and its lone creator, Marco Arment. His solo work makes for a cohesive...
10:44 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.25.2013
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...
10:11 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Kindle app for Android gains carousel browsing, expanded side panel
Amazon is rectifying the long wait for a Kindle for Android update today with a version 4.0 refresh that carries with it a major UI redesign. The library view looks very different: instead of a basi...
09:49 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook to acquire Parse, promises easier cloud-based app development
Hot on the heels of its Mobile Developer Conference, Facebook today announced its intentions to buy cloud-based app development service Parse, a company with which the site has collaborated in the p...
09:29 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Google Glass easter egg reveals the team that built it
Google has a long history of doling out easter eggs to amuse and delight the public, so naturally it decided to sneak one in the Explorer Edition of Glass as well. New Glass Explorer Jay Lee discove...
09:04 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung extends ATIV branding to all Windows PCs, adds Book 5, Book 6 and SideSync software to the roster
Samsung's ATIV branding might not yet be a household name, but that could very well change, as the company has just announced a new naming scheme that places all of its Windows PCs under the ATIV um...
08:56 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Twitter reportedly working on location-based discovery tool
The next big Twitter feature? Finding out what your neighbor's talking about, 140 characters at a time, of course. According to All Things D, the service is working on exactly that, a location-based...
08:47 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Paytouch lets your fingerprints make purchases, hopes to expand into Europe and America next year
The business of commerce is alive and well, and while there's far too much noise for anyone to stand on the mobile side, Paytouch is hoping to add a new wrinkle on the conventional end. The Barcelon...
08:28 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Google Transparency Report shows censorship spike, details takedown requests
Governments are getting nosier than ever, at least if you ask Google. The search firm has already noticed rapidly mounting censorship in recent months, but its latest half-year Transparency Report h...
08:11 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon first quarter profits fall to $82 million as sales jump 22%
Amazon's Q1 for 2013 was a bit of a mixed bag. The company saw net income drop 37 percent year-over-year to $82 million, though its net sales were up 22 percent to $16.1 billion. The sequential drop...
08:11 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Evernote's John McGeachie on business expansion, the shift to mobile and an update on two-factor authentication
Evernote Business has only been around since last summer, but it's already having an impact on how teams far and wide keep track of what's on the collective mind. The division's vice president John ...
07:57 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion shipments delayed until July 22nd, beta test period begins in June
Leap has been accepting pre-orders for its motion controller for some time now, and has been promising a ship date of May 13th since February, but there's now been a slight change of plans. The comp...
07:47 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Living with Google Glass, Day One: the reveal
In a loft atop Chelsea Market, Google is doing something special. Here, lucky Explorers will get their first taste of Project Glass. Yes, Google's latest X project (that we know about, at least) has...
07:44 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Offline Google Drive now automatically saves files, lets you create and edit drawings
Well, it looks as if the Drive news just keep pouring in. Shortly after outing a couple of new features that make the service a little more friendly with collaborators, Google's rather quietly taken...
07:31 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Ukky iPhone app journals your child's life, gives your Facebook followers a break
Look, we've all been there -- that moment when palm meets face after viewing the umpteenth image of your best friend's child. As cute as Louie is, there's a finite quantity of JPEGs that one can sta...
07:13 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget New Chrome Beta extension from Google lets you view Office files directly in the browser
One of the more unique features of Google's web browser for Chromebooks has been the ability to open and view Microsoft Office files directly in the browser (as opposed to pushing them to Drive), bu...
07:00 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
With Tim quite literally up in the air this week, Brian and Peter will be joined by Dana this time out to discuss all of the week's happenings. You can join along, too, after the break.Comments...
06:49 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget NYC subway wireless goes live in 30 stations, Sprint and Verizon sign on soon
Wireless access in New York City's subway system has so far been limited, at best: two GSM carriers, one WiFi provider and six stations does not a full network make. Coverage is getting much wider, ...
06:49 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget NYC subway wireless goes live in 30 stations, Sprint and Verizon signing on soon
Wireless access in New York City's subway system has so far been limited, at best: two GSM carriers, one WiFi provider and six stations does not a full network make. Coverage is getting much wider, ...
06:49 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget NYC subway wireless goes live in 30 stations, Sprint and Verizon signing on soon (updated)
Wireless access in New York City's subway system has so far been limited, at best: two GSM carriers, one WiFi provider and six stations does not a full network make. Coverage is getting much wider, ...
06:32 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T detailed: Snapdragon 600, LTE and a Full HD IPS display
There's not much surprise left to LG's Optimus G Pro reveal set for next Wednesday in New York. We've already seen the device slip through the FCC and recently had a previewed glimpse of the potenti...
06:19 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Google Drive now lets collaborators add friends, start chats with fewer clicks
When you're sharing a file in Google Drive, your time should be spent collaborating, not arranging conversations. Right? Google agrees strongly enough to have just finished tweaking Drive's web inte...
06:01 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Nutrino is a virtual nutritionist for iOS, we go hands-on
As a recovering food addict, I've been told on numerous occasions that washboard abs are created in the kitchen, not in the gym. That's why we were intrigued to take a look at Nutrino, an iOS app th...
05:47 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Twitter for Mac update brings photo sharing improvements, Retina display support
Twitter's showing off an updated version of its Mac app today, featuring a number of key fixes, including improvements to photo sharing and a slew of new languages. On the image side of things, you ...
05:47 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Boxee Cloud DVR reaches the San Francisco Bay Area in beta
Boxee Cloud DVR has been active in only eight markets since its inception as Boxee TV, but it's at last time for the platform to spread its wings. As of now, Boxee's live TV recording service is up ...
05:20 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Bill Maris, the Man Behind Google Ventures, on the Present Challenges and Future Potential of Glass
How Google Ventures and the Glass Collective are taking Glass to the next level "The initial versions of Glass were just Sergey [Brin]'s Oakleys with a phone taped to them," Bill Maris, managing par...
05:00 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 2PM ET!
It's the podcast episode you've been waiting a month and a half to hear: the Samsung Galaxy S 4 edition. Now that we've had both in our hands for a considerable amount of time, we're ready to discus...
04:51 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Optimus G Pro for AT&T leaks out ahead of LG's US press event
Want a glimpse of what LG may have in store for the US market come the first of May? Chances are this latest render (pictured above) from @evleaks could very turn out to be AT&T's Optimus G Pro ...
04:30 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 43: Music with John Vanderslice, Black Milk, Dan Deacon, Pandora, Sub Pop and more!
These days, music and technology are inexorably linked -- from creation and recording, to distribution and discovery, it's hard to imagine a song reaching our ears that hasn't made its way through s...
04:14 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Snapzoom gives Kickstarters a crack at its smartphone scope adapter (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...
04:00 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget PSA: WWDC 2013 tickets go on sale in one hour!
You've had a day to renew your membership, book plane tickets and beg, borrow or steal $1,600 from your neighbors. Now it's time to sit on the WWDC homepage and find out if you'll actually be able t...
04:00 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget PSA: WWDC 2013 tickets go on sale in one hour! (update: sold out)
You've had a day to renew your membership, book plane tickets and beg, borrow or steal $1,600 from your neighbors. Now it's time to sit on the WWDC homepage and find out if you'll actually be able t...
03:23 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia hosting Lumia event on May 14th, invites us to 'see what's next'
The next couple months are gearing up to be pretty busy, and Nokia's joining the fun with a press event on May 14th. The Finnish company is putting out a rather hefty teaser to get us intrigued, sta...
03:14 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Intel's Haswell-powered 'North Cape' reappears, promises 10 hours of battery life in tablet-mode (hands-on)
We've just spotted a familiar friend at Intel's Innovation Future Showcase in London -- its Haswell-powered North Cape laptop / tablet hybrid. As a quick reminder, alongside that fourth-generation I...
02:38 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Marshall Monitor headphones available now for $200, we go ears-on
When you've got legitimate rock-sound credentials, why wouldn't you make headphones? Right? To that end, Marshall is back with a new pair -- called Monitor -- to sit at the top of its existing range...
02:02 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Lightpack turns your computer display into an ambient backlight (video)
While Philips did eventually bring its Ambilight technology to PC monitors, it wasn't before others had decided to roll their own. Now you can add ambient backlighting to any computer display withou...
01:28 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget NBC plans 'The Million Second Quiz' twelve day, 24 7 game show
Second screen experiences connected to TV shows haven't exactly set the world on fire, but NBC will give it another try with a new game show this fall. The Million Second Quiz is being promoted as a...
01:28 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget NBC plans 'The Million Second Quiz,' a twelve-day, 24 7 game show
Second screen experiences connected to TV shows haven't exactly set the world on fire, but NBC will give it another try with a new game show this fall. The Million Second Quiz is being promoted as a...
12:53 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook gets upgraded on older BlackBerries, adds more focus to photos
Many of the BlackBerry faithful might not have got around to upgrading to version 10 just yet (perhaps they're waiting on that keyboard model), but they haven't been completely forgotten. A refreshe...
12:53 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Facebook gets upgraded on older BlackBerrys, adds more focus to photos
Many of the BlackBerry faithful might not have got around to upgrading to version 10 just yet (perhaps they're waiting on that keyboard model), but they haven't been completely forgotten. A refreshe...
12:22 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Netflix's 'Long Term View' lays out predictions for internet vs. traditional TV delivery
Haven't been reading every Netflix quarterly report or listening to each earnings call for the last several years? No problem, you can quickly get caught up on the company's strategy thanks to a "Lo...
12:01 pm - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget To-do list app Remember The Milk gets a healthy update on Android (video)
We have a soft spot for Remember the Milk, not least because the cross-platform app is handy for divvying up to-do lists between different groups in remote locations. If you're on Android and in the...
11:45 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Chevy Spark EV rated 'most efficient' retail car with 82-mile range, 119 MPGe
All EVs have their own particular merits: some climb, some race, some only have three wheels, and some are even prone to melting. Chevrolet's Spark EV may not have any of these credentials, but now ...
11:45 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Chevy Spark EV rated most efficient retail car with 82-mile range, 119 MPGe
All EVs have their own particular merits: some climb, some race, some only have three wheels, and some are even prone to melting. Chevrolet's Spark EV may not have any of these credentials, but now ...
11:21 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Apple revises campus plans, postpones secondary complex to save money
Even with $145 billion in its back pocket, Apple isn't above the odd bit of cost-saving. Following rumors that its new campus was $2 billion over budget, the company has revised its plans for the fa...
10:31 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 launches tomorrow in South Korea, despite Samsung admitting supply issues
Smitten with Samsung's Galaxy S 4? Well, if you're looking to pick on up right now, you'd best book a red-eye flight to South Korea, where it'll go on sale in the next 24 hours. The 5-inch 1080p fla...
10:18 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Chat beta messaging app released for Windows Phone 8, is exclusive to Lumias
One of the benefits of buying a Windows Phone 8 handset with a Nokia stamp is the exclusive apps, and today we can add another to that list with the beta release of Nokia Chat for WP8. The software ...
10:18 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Chat beta messaging app released for WP8, is exclusive to Lumias
One of the benefits of buying a Windows Phone 8 handset with a Nokia stamp is the exclusive apps, and today we can add another to that list with the beta release of Nokia Chat for WP8. The software ...
10:15 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Apple docked $118,000 by China court for violating authors' copyrights
Apple will have to pay three Chinese authors a total of $118,000 for stocking their books in its App Store without a proper say-so, according to China Daily. A court ruled that it was Apple's job to...
10:15 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Apple docked $118,000 by Chinese court for violating authors' copyrights
Apple will have to pay three Chinese authors a total of $118,000 for stocking their books in its App Store without a proper say-so, according to China Daily. A court ruled that it was Apple's job to...
09:41 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Microsoft's share of tablet market quadrupled after Windows 8
Say what you like about Windows 8, but before it arrived Microsoft's presence in the tablet sphere was as small as it was stagnant. By the reckoning of number-crunchers at Strategy Analytics, just 4...
09:00 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7990 review roundup: fast, quiet but no world beater
Now that the veil has been lifted from the AMD Radeon HD 7990, it's time for the usual enthusiast review sites to reveal their thoughts -- and benchmarks -- on the latest graphics card from Sunnyval...
09:00 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget AMD Radeon HD 7990 review roundup: fast, quiet, but no world beater
Now that the veil has been lifted from the AMD Radeon HD 7990, it's time for the usual enthusiast review sites to reveal their thoughts -- and benchmarks -- on the latest graphics card from Sunnyval...
08:22 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Huawei loves the US too much to leave, doesn't like it enough to stay
Huawei VP Eric Xu has been quoted as saying that the company isn't "interested in the US market anymore," but that doesn't mean he's packing his bags. Huawei will continue to push its infrastructure...
07:20 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Xing puts a Wii U at the heart of its costly karaoke machine
Sure, we've seen game consoles modified for use beyond their original purpose, but this apparatus turns things up a notch. Pictured above is the Joysound Festa, a mobile entertainment system powered...
06:06 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Provo council approves fiber network sale to Google, but city must front $1.7 million
Provo, Utah's plan to sell its cost-plagued fiber network to Google has been approved by the municipal council, meaning it'll soon become the third Google Fiber city. However, while still not receiv...
05:29 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Unity stops offering Flash game engine licenses, cites a lack of Adobe love
The Unity 4 engine has given Flash gaming a lot of TLC by simplifying web ports of complex projects. If you ask Unity Technologies, however, that love isn't being requited -- and the company feels j...
04:31 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp comes to BlackBerry Q10, expands its BB10 footprint
After becoming available on the Z10 just last month, it was only natural for WhatsApp to eventually expand its horizons within BlackBerry 10. And with the Q10 finally nearing its time to take off ar...
03:49 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget WindsorNot: the 4-inch WebOS smartphone that never saw the light of day
The downfall of WebOS left more than a few canceled devices in its wake, but the most illusive of the bunch tends to be the WindsorNot: a touch-only smartphone. We've seen hints of it here and there...
03:02 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Nintendo won't host a keynote at E3 2013, plans small but focused hands-on events instead
A lot of folks have been wondering just how Nintendo's keynote was going to outshine the launch of two competitor consoles at this year's E3. Turns out, it won't. During Nintendo's Japanese financia...
02:42 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Verizon lining up $100 billion bid to buy out Vodafone's share of VZW
Word that Verizon would like to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent share of Verizon Wireless is hardly new, but Reuters reports it may finally be financially ready to take that step. According to unnamed...
02:20 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Miiverse gets mobile access, web interface
Littered among Nintendo's promises for the year were plans to take Miiverse, the company's social platform, to the next level. That starts today, with the company launching a web portal for the comm...
02:07 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget CNET: Justice Department asking service providers dodge Wiretap Act, granting immunity for cooperation
It's funny how a few tweaks can make a Government program go from completely legal, to questionably so. A new secret authorization puts the US Justice Department on the fuzzy side of the legal line,...
02:07 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget DoJ reportedly asks service providers to dodge Wiretap Act
It's funny how a few tweaks can make a Government program go from completely legal, to questionably so. A new secret authorization puts the US Justice Department on the fuzzy side of the legal line,...
01:27 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Yahoo snags exclusive rights to Saturday Night Live's archives starting September 1st
Yahoo may have failed in its bid to acquire Hulu last year, but CEO Marissa Mayer announced it's snagged rights to show something the streaming site has been known for: Saturday Night Live. The deal...
01:27 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Yahoo snags exclusive rights to Saturday Night Live's archives (update: clips only) starting September 1st
Yahoo may have failed in its bid to acquire Hulu last year, but CEO Marissa Mayer announced it's snagged rights to show something the streaming site has been known for: Saturday Night Live. The deal...
01:27 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Yahoo snags exclusive rights to Saturday Night Live's archives starting September 1st (update: clips only)
Yahoo may have failed in its bid to acquire Hulu last year, but CEO Marissa Mayer announced it's snagged rights to show something the streaming site has been known for: Saturday Night Live. The deal...
01:16 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Full Samsung Knox launch delayed until a 'later date'
The Galaxy S 4 launch was also supposed to mark the release of Knox, Samsung's plan to balance home life and work through software. Unfortunately, Galaxy owners will have to live slightly off-kilter...
12:32 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu 13.04 available Thursday, brings a streamlined footprint to the forefront
From an end users perspective, it's always nice to see developers take a step back and focus on streamlining their code, rather than simply piling on new features. Apple used the strategy to great s...
12:32 am - Thu, April 25, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu 13.04 available Thursday, brings a streamlined footprint to the forefront (update)
From an end user's perspective, it's always nice to see developers take a step back and focus on streamlining their code, rather than simply piling on new features. Apple used the strategy to great ...
11:45 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget KEF introduces M Series headphones bred from HiFi speaker know-how
Mostly known for its extravagant speaker systems, KEF is finally taking a whack at ear gear. Today, the company announced two new types of HiFi headphones, known as the M Series, which include a pai...
11:45 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget KEF introduces M Series headphones bred from HiFi speaker know-how (updated)
Mostly known for its extravagant speaker systems, KEF is finally taking a whack at ear gear. Today, the company announced two new types of HiFi headphones, known as the M Series, which include a pai...
10:43 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.24.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:41 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget HTC: Nokia's injunction doesn't apply to the One
In an email to press, HTC took the opportunity to make a few clarifications about the injunction filed by Nokia this week regarding the dual-membrane microphone in the One. The preliminary injunctio...
10:41 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget HTC insists Nokia's injunction won't affect the One's current stock, new mics in the works
In an email to press, HTC took the opportunity to make a few clarifications about the injunction filed by Nokia this week regarding the dual-membrane microphone in the One. The preliminary injunctio...
10:00 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Nothing is new. It's been done before.
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. It's funny how things come back around. When I was growing up in ...
09:50 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS reveals Q1 earnings, will make T-Mobile merger official April 30th
By now, you're probably aware that MetroPCS shareholders voted in favor of a merger with T-Mobile, and with regulatory red tape out of the way, both companies are now set to become one on April 30th...
09:28 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Boeing resumes 787 Dreamliner deliveries in early May, finishes retrofits soon after
Now that Boeing has received the all-clear to implement its battery fix for the 787 Dreamliner, aviation buffs have mostly been left waiting to hear when they can once again climb aboard the advance...
08:59 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Q2 2013 earnings: revenue up to $6.12 billion, profit reaches $2.07 billion
Qualcomm is having an easy time riding the growing wave of mobile devices. Case in point: its very healthy second quarter earnings. Revenue at the San Diego outfit climbed 24 percent year-over-year ...
08:31 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Siva Cycle Atom charges USB devices with a pedal-powered battery pack (video)
Bicycle-powered generators aren't new concepts by any stretch, but they frequently generate AC power and sometimes can't charge at all when the pedaling stops. Siva Cycle doesn't think either limita...
08:02 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Skype launches BlackBerry 10 preview, but only for Q10 owners at first
For all the hullabaloo about Skype coming to BlackBerry 10, there wasn't much to show at the Z10's launch beyond a logo. We've got more to work with today -- sort of. A preview version of Skype has ...
07:33 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Tumblr for iOS gets new social sharing features, options to save to Instapaper and Pocket
Ever since going native on iOS, the Tumblr app's been on the receiving end of many, many new features and improvements. Now, continuing its ongoing efforts to make the application as good as can be,...
07:04 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to US Cellular April 30th
Wait, what inventory shortage? US Cellular doesn't seem to have any issue with getting the Samsung Galaxy S 4 on its retail and virtual shelves -- it confirmed to us in an email that it will begin s...
07:01 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 24th: 29-inch Dell UltraSharp 21:9 LED monitor and more
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this roundup, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll w...
06:30 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget TechShop: an industrial revolution for $125 a month
Someone, Mark Hatch, if I had to guess, has left a Square reader just to the left of where we've set up our cameras. It's on a table next to a small, but exceptionally diverse array of gadgets. Ther...
05:59 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Apple marks a Decade of iTunes through an in-app timeline
The tenth anniversary of the iTunes Store is looming on April 28th, and Apple wants to do more for the occasion than treat itself to a nice dinner. It just launched an interactive Decade of iTunes t...
05:30 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: spring 2013 edition
Stepping into a carrier's store can be like a visit to the candy shop for the gadget junkie, but once playtime is over and it's time to choose just one, the decision can get a bit overwhelming. You'...
05:11 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Xbox event for May 21st
What many suspected was coming has indeed happened: Microsoft just confirmed an upcoming Xbox event on May 21st, which we expect to be focused on the company's next-gen Xbox console (informally code...
05:08 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Amazon reportedly introducing set-top box this fall
Will Amazon release a set-top box this year? All the pieces seem to in place certainly, between the retailer's robust online video offerings both premium and Prime (not to mention a slew of original...
04:42 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget US DOT posts guidelines for reducing in-car distractions
We all know by now that directly interacting with a phone while driving is a very bad idea. There are many more potential distractions at play in a car, however, and the US Department of Transportat...
04:42 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget US Department of Transportation posts guidelines for reducing in-car distractions
We all know by now that directly interacting with a phone while driving is a very bad idea. There are many more potential distractions at play in a car, however, and the US Department of Transportat...
04:28 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile will carry the BlackBerry Q10, business registration begins April 29th
More details on the BlackBerry Q10's release in the US are starting to surface. T-Mobile confirmed in an email that its business customers will have the opportunity to register for the device starti...
04:18 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget CoAction Hero board comes with its own OS, simplifies desktop coding (video)
Although we've seen a deluge of tinker-friendly boards, many of them share a dirty secret: they're borrowing someone else's OS. The creator of the new CoAction Hero board, Tyler Gilbert, doesn't thi...
04:00 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Digital Storm goes after DIY gaming PCs with its $699 Vanquish (video)
Dear rig builder, before you go shopping for your next PSU, Digital Storm would like a word. The company's new line of Vanquish PCs is aimed at gamers who want the price of a self-build, but withou...
04:00 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Reminder: Webby Awards voting ends tomorrow, help the Engadget Show out
That's right, we're in the home stretch, and we can still use a little bit of love. As we subtly hinted previously, The Engadget Show is a nominated for a Webby, and we need your help to win! Rememb...
03:42 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Acer announces Liquid E2 smartphone with quad-core processor, optional dual-SIM slots
We haven't heard much from Acer on the smartphone front since it announced a pair of handsets at Mobile World Congress, but the company's now back with another that it hopes will improve its standin...
03:36 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S 4 pre-orders kick off tomorrow
You've already read our review and you're still convinced you need Samsung's latest Galaxy S smartphone as soon as humanly possible, eh? Well if you've got Verizon (or you'd like to), the Galaxy S 4...
03:36 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S 4 up for pre-order starting tomorrow
You've already read our review and you're still convinced you need Samsung's latest Galaxy S smartphone as soon as humanly possible, eh? Well if you're on Verizon (or you'd like to be), the Galaxy S...
03:36 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S 4 up for pre-order starting tomorrow (update: $199.99 after rebate)
You've already read our review and you're still convinced you need Samsung's latest Galaxy S smartphone as soon as humanly possible, eh? Well if you're on Verizon (or you'd like to be), the Galaxy S...
03:00 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget MightyText web app lets you sync photos, videos from Android to PC
Ever since its official introduction two years ago, MightyText has seemed to expand its laundry list of features on an annual basis. Today is no exception, as the company is now adding "iCloud-like"...
02:46 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Apple adds iPhone upgrade, delivery reminders to Store app for iOS
If the bright lights, cheery attendants and hipsters are all too much, trips to the Apple Store aren't high on your list of priorities. Thankfully, Cupertino appreciates those who want the world to ...
02:17 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Sprint delays Galaxy S 4 in-store launch due to inventory issues, online and phone sales aren't affected
After T-Mobile said yesterday that it won't be able to offer Samsung's Galaxy S 4 through its online store quite as soon as it expected, Sprint has today announced a similar delay. The carrier origi...
02:17 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Tweetbot iOS app update brings new media timeline, redesigned image viewer
Twitter client Tweetbot showed its support for Flickr and Vine in the last update to its iOS apps, and making media easier to consume is again a focal point in newly released version 2.8. Debuting w...
02:17 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Sprint delays Galaxy S 4 in-store launch due to inventory issues, online and phone sales aren't affected (update: Samsung responds)
After T-Mobile said yesterday that it won't be able to offer Samsung's Galaxy S 4 through its online store quite as soon as it expected, Sprint has today announced a similar delay. The carrier origi...
02:02 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS shareholders vote to approve T-Mobile merger
It hit a few snags along the way, but T-Mobile's merger with MetroPCS now appears to be all but a done deal. Bloomberg is reporting that MetroPCS shareholders have voted to approved the deal this mo...
02:01 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget HTC One gets camera update, improves HDR images and audio recording
Despite recent strong competition, several Engadget editors' love affair with the HTC One continues unabated. We've mused plenty on its Ultrapixel camera, but we're not going to refuse improvements,...
01:46 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 024 - 04.24.13
Take a look around you, what do you see? Walls? People? An office? Take it all in, suck it all up. Why? Because today all that changes forever. Jamie's revelation that he's a University Challenge nu...
01:31 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Discovery, TLC apps for iPad add 'Plus' second screen experience
While Discovery and TLC have offered some show-specific second screen content before, the latest updates to their apps put a new spin on it. Referred to as Discovery Plus and TLC Plus, the new featu...
01:14 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Android: now with free stickers
Emojis not giving that missive the right oomph? A Facebook Messenger for Android update has brought stickers into that mix with characters like cats and aliens, lending your chat head conversation j...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop announces $40 hotspot with access to Sprint's 3G network
FreedomPop, the famously "free" data-only internet provider, promised an upgrade from WiMAX to Sprint's LTE by the end of 2013, and while the company may have missed that mark, it is now offering ac...
12:39 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms WWDC 2013 will take place June 10th to 14th, tickets go on sale tomorrow
This is one Apple event that's fairly constant, but the company has confirmed today that the 2013 edition of its Worldwide Developers Conference -- otherwise known as WWDC -- will take place from Ju...
12:38 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Selfridges to get Blackberry Q10 ahead of official UK launch, available this Friday for 580
The keyboard lover's BlackBerry is on its way, and the first place to sell it will be none other than our old favorite, Selfridges. The UK department store will carry a black version of the Blackber...
12:25 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget The CW app brings full episodes streaming to Xbox 360 a day after they air
The latest entertainment app to launch for the Xbox 360 comes from The CW (the relationship has now come full circle), bringing shows like Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries to the console....
12:06 pm - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Thinx upgrades the video monitor with embedded LTE and SMS alerts; ships in Q3 for around $500
As part of our tour through Verizon's Waltham, Ma.-based Innovation Center this week, we were able to see a brief demo of the Thinx 4G LTE video monitor -- a product that was briefly teased at CES, ...
11:05 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Sprint reports quarterly net loss of $643 million, sees iPhone sales drop by a third
Sprint managed to lose a million customers and over a billion dollars last quarter. This time it's not quite as bad, with a net loss of $643 million on revenue that was broadly equivalent to the sam...
10:18 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Google joins the FIDO Alliance, supports its two-factor authentication standard
Google's already investing in two-factor authentication, but it's making a bigger commitment to the security method by joining the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance's board of directors. Founded ...
09:40 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget LG's head-mounted display patent ensures you're always watching
While head-mounted displays are nothing new, LG has patented a novel method for utilizing them that might grab your attention. The patent states that when you're staring at content on a device like ...
09:04 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer radio app finally starts broadcasting on Android and Kindle devices (video)
While the iPhone didn't even have a built-in FM radio to replace, Android hardware from all the major players has started to forgo the radio tuner in the last few years. Fortunately, Beeb listeners ...
08:23 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Virgin Media outlines Galaxy S 4 pricing, starts at 31 per month with 99 down
We've seen a few UK carriers show their cards ahead of the Galaxy S 4 launch this weekend, but Virgin Media has been slightly coy with details compared to peers like EE and Vodafone. Better late tha...
07:46 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Panasonic launches $500 Lumix DMC-LF1 enthusiast compact with WiFi, NFC
Panasonic's just unveiled the 12-megapixel Lumix DMC-LF1 compact for fans of high-end compacts like Canon's S110 who may not want to snap with a smartphone camera. But the social set will still be a...
07:09 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Nintendo has another tough year, sells just 390,000 Wii Us in the last quarter
While there's no shortage of 3DS iterations headed to the market, Nintendo is having a harder time selling its new Wii U. Profits for the year are also half of its own predictions, despite the fact ...
07:00 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces Asha 210: a colorful QWERTY with a social heart, we go hands-on (video)
The last time we saw new members of the Asha family they eschewed the usual QWERTY keyboard, opting instead for a full touchscreen. The newly announced (and previously teased) Asha 210, however, ret...
06:25 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit gets an education, school-friendly platform to ship August 2013
Lego's new Mindstorms EV3 kit isn't all just gun-firing robots and killer scorpions. Unfortunately, there's also some learning to be done, with the new Mindstorm EV3 kit ready to land in schools thi...
05:54 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's 16-megapixel Lumix G6 unveiled with 7fps burst, NFC, WiFi
Panasonic has just announced a new mid-range Micro Four Thirds camera, the Lumix G6, that brings a solid list of specs for a mid-range camera. The 16-megapixel shooter can fire at a respectable 7fps...
05:26 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget LG Q1 earnings come in lower than last year, but phone sales are up
LG has released its earnings report for the first quarter of 2013, and while they were down overall from last year, there is good news to report for its phones. A net profit of $20.3 million is lowe...
04:52 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly acquires natural language processing startup Wavii
Word that Google has snapped up natural language processing startup Wavii first came from TechCrunch, and now the Wall Street Journal is chiming in with its own sources claiming the deal has in fact...
04:01 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget AMD details $999 Radeon HD 7990 graphics card, says it handles all top games at 4K
We've seen plenty of the Radeon HD 7990 in action with Battlefield 4, but it's taken AMD a little while to furnish us with full specs and pricing. Now that all the info is here, in the run-up to com...
04:01 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 review
This is the story of a little smartphone series that grows up and, three years later, positions itself to take over the world. The device in question, the newest addition to that lineup, doesn't rea...
04:00 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Swype 1.5 drops the beta tag, hits Google Play for 99 cents
We joke that Gmail holds the record for the most drawn-out test phase, but Swype comes close: the keyboard replacement has been considered a work in progress on various platforms since before Androi...
04:00 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Sony's Digital Recording Binoculars score a huge boost with $2,000 DEV-50V
Who, you say, might be the target customer for Sony's Digital Recording Binoculars? Your guess is as good as ours, but regardless of the device's audience, Sony's improvements are sure to boost that...
04:00 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Sony introduces Cyber-shot HX50V, a small and light 30x superzoom
There exists a type of photographer who can't quite get by with a pocketable compact, but also hesitates to commit to a full-size (and pricey) DSLR rig. This shooter is all too familiar with the sup...
03:38 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Huawei has lost interest in US market for its network gear after inquiries
In recent months scrutiny has intensified over the involvement of Chinese companies in US networking infrastructure, and as a result Huawei announced it's through trying to crack the market. Financi...
03:26 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget ZTE licenses Microsoft's Android-related patents
Just last week Microsoft added Foxconn's parent company to its growing list of licensees for patents it asserts are key to Android, and now ZTE has inked a deal with Ballmer and Co. as well. Now tha...
03:00 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 review
You can't please everybody all the time, and if there's a company who knows this better than the rest, it's BlackBerry. At the showy launch for BlackBerry 10, the company finally unveiled its new st...
03:00 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10.1 official with HDR camera mode, expansions to Hub and notifications
Never mind that a few developers spoiled the surprise last week: BlackBerry 10.1, BB10's first major OS update, is official today. The release arrives chiefly to support the BlackBerry Q10's hardwar...
02:48 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Huawei outlines plan to regain its share of European smartphone market
Last year, Huawei's Device Business Group set an ambitious goal of shipping 60 million smartphones, but managed only 32 million, keeping it out of IDC's top five smartphone vendors in 2012. That sai...
02:29 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Magazine slips in a free T-Mobile WiFi hotspot, courtesy of Microsoft (video)
Microsoft has tried more than a few publicity stunts to get us using Office 365, including WiFi hotspots in UK park benches. A magazine with a hotspot, however, is fresh -- and might just get us to...
01:48 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Online sales of T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4 delayed, set for April 29th
It's been a long wait for folks hoping to get their mitts on Samsung's Galaxy S 4, but those angling to snag the device from Magenta's online store will have to wait a tad longer than tomorrow. The ...
01:06 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 346 - 04.23.13
New remotes from Logitech and a slew of streaming video news from Netflix, Amazon and Microsoft lead off the podcast this week. Netflix finally has more customers than HBO in the US, so we'll dig in...
12:17 am - Wed, April 24, 2013
Engadget Judge dismisses lawsuit against NYC taxi-hailing app pilot
Taxi hailing apps have had a rough time getting started in the Big Apple. After the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) put the kibosh on Uber and subsequently blessed e-hailing apps with a 1...
11:04 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 priced at $249 on two-year contract in US
BlackBerry just confirmed to us the target pricing of its upcoming QWERTY smartphone in the US, and the quick takeaway is that keyboards don't come cheap. According to company representatives, the Q...
10:46 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.23.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:21 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon expanding San Francisco Innovation Center, currently working on cross-carrier HD Voice support
2011 sure doesn't feel like that long ago, but it's evidently long enough for Verizon to realize that demand for innovation is booming in Silicon Valley. Not quite two years after the company cracke...
10:05 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook downplays possibility of larger iPhone, cites quality and app trade-offs
With the sudden rush of 5-inch (and larger) smartphones hitting the market -- to varying degrees of success -- one may wonder if Apple plans to introduce one of its own. In response to a question on...
10:00 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget German court dismisses Nokia patent claim against HTC, HTC 'delighted'
In HTC and Nokia's ongoing patent litigation, one patent infringement claim against HTC was dismissed today by the District Court of Mannheim, Germany. The patent in question -- regarding "a communi...
09:47 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget App Store hits 45 billion total downloads, iCloud notches 300 million users
After cluing us in on the state of its ever-stuffed coffers, Apple's given us a quick progress report on its App Store, noting that it's reached a total of 45 billion downloads -- a 5 billion jump s...
09:28 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Olympus teases new flagship PEN camera, tours it around China on May 11th
Last year, Olympus' release schedule danced around the E-P3: the camera maker launched the semi-pro OM-D E-M5 and refreshed its smaller PEN bodies, but didn't touch its original mirrorless form fact...
08:56 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Sprint brings Data Link and Static IP to its LTE network
Most of the hullabaloo around Sprint's nascent LTE network has focused on the consumer. But, don't worry, the carrier hasn't forgotten about its precious business customers. Today it announced that ...
08:31 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Apple posts $9.5 billion net profit in Q2 2013: sells 19.5 million iPads, 37.4 million iPhones
Apple has been on a roll for, well, almost as long as we can remember. Basically since the debut of the iMac, the company has been riding a rocketship back from brink of irrelevance. The iPod, iPhon...
08:26 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget AT&T Q1 2013 earnings: $3.7 billion income on revenue of $31.4 billion
AT&T just posted its earnings for the first quarter of 2013, and the market couldn't help but ding the company, which is now trading down in after hours markets. The business as a whole posted a...
08:25 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Apple patent outs system for turning video game choices into comic books, is all about Mass Effect
Commander Shepard is not someone we expected to pop up in an Apple patent from 2009 (granted today), but here we are, staring into his icy visage. He and the rest of the Normandy's crew are used as ...
08:03 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Sony PS4 share button the result of one first-party developer's eureka moment
To share or not to share was never a question for the creation of the PS4 -- it was always more about the how. Right from the start, Sony's upcoming, next-gen console had been planned with a social ...
07:44 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget iPhone 4 antennagate comes to a close: your $15 settlement check's in the mail
Remember when you were holding it wrong? Remember when Apple was supposed to compensate you for holding it wrong? No? Well, if you didn't opt for the free rubber bumper back in the day, apparently t...
07:21 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Amiga Forever Essentials for Android promises to expand your emulation options
There's already a number of Amiga emulators for Android, but using them has so far required you to provide your own Amiga system files to actually get that emulation started. Cloanto's set out to ch...
07:02 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Akamai: DDoS attacks tripled year-over-year in 2012, China ranks as biggest offender
Akamai's back with yet another snapshot of the state of the internet and, surprise surprise, it's reporting that DDoS attacks were up threefold last year versus 2011. That stat's just one slice of t...
06:41 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch
Could BlackBerry be prepping a return to slider form for future BB10 hardware? From the looks of this recently awarded design patent, we'd be willing to wager the Waterloo-based outfit's seriously c...
06:28 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 coming to Canadian carriers May 1st for $199 on contract
It's usually safe to presume that BlackBerry will give the most love to its home country, and that's proving reasonable with the BlackBerry Q10. Bell, Rogers and Telus have all confirmed that they'...
06:28 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Sony posts its first AOSP build for the Xperia Z (video)
Sony is quickly developing a reputation as the tinkerer's phone maker of choice: it took on responsibility for maintaining AOSP on the Xperia S even when Google couldn't. Today, it's proving that co...
06:13 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4, future Samsung devices to use DigitalOptics tech for face tracking
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S 4 in March, there was a near-inescapable emphasis on face detection features. What we didn't know is just whose technology was making them possible. As it happens,...
05:55 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Hacked AP Twitter reports White House bombing, causes brief dip in Dow
You might have noticed that the AP's Twitter account was hacked this afternoon and spread a report of a bombing at the White House. That yet another Twitter account was hacked isn't the interesting ...
05:30 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Kobo Aura HD review: a high-end e-reader with 'niche' written all over it
More Info Kobo unveils limited edition Aura HD e-reader Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market Kobo Mini review: does the world need a smaller e-reader? ...
05:14 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget New York Times videos now exempt from paywall, free 'for the foreseeable future'
The New York Times announced this morning that its paywall is coming down from the videos section of its website, meaning that you can now enjoy more than 10 videos per month about vegetable caramel...
05:06 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber for iPad hits the App Store
Let it never be said that Google doesn't show its iOS-toting fans love. Even when it's not bringing apps to Apple's platform first, it usually makes sure to offer its wares on the competing ecosyste...
04:49 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Be awed by Skyrim on the Oculus Rift, then let down by its limitations
Here's some exciting news: Skyrim, the game where you hunt and murder dragons, is relatively playable on the Oculus Rift VR headset. Rather, it's workable, and should you have an Oculus dev kit (the...
04:25 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface RT now shipping in more countries
Microsoft's Surface Pro and RT are striking out to more far flung corners of the globe. Redmond just announced this morning that its two Windows 8 tablets will be made available to even more markets...
04:17 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Pantech Perception official for Verizon, delivers motion-aware Android on April 25th
Unofficial details of the Pantech Perception have been around for long enough for the phone to feel old, but the truth is that it's only just getting started. The 4.8-inch, mid-tier Android smartph...
03:57 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Helix starts shipping, Seton Hall University gets early units
Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix has had one of the rockier roads to the US market, having been promised for February only to be delayed to April. Things are getting smoother, however, as the first units of ...
03:39 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone gets an official Tumblr app
You can now scratch one more big name off the list of apps not available on Windows Phone. Tumblr has just released its official app for Microsoft's mobile platform, offering all the key features fo...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent Sync Alpha now open to all, adds one-way sync and one-time sharing
While BitTorrent threw its hat into the cloud storage ring this January with an early version of its Sync app, it was hard to be truly excited when only a small circle could use it. The company isn'...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a diskless ioSafe N2!
Nobody enjoys losing their precious documents, photos or other files, yet it's easy for all of that crucial data to just magically disappear at the most inopportune moments. ioSafe has been hard at ...
02:41 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Logitech's FabricSkin keyboard folio for iPad will shrug off spills for $149 (video)
When Logitech announced keyboard folios for the iPad and iPad Mini less than a month ago, it thought it had all bases covered: keyboard, stand, cover. One important group of people weren't considere...
02:10 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget PSA: Twitter is down for some, as is iCloud and the iTunes Store
Nope, it's not your picture of "the best duck confit I've ever had" that's causing that Twitter post to error out -- the service is down for "some users," according to a Twitter status page update. ...
02:10 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget PSA: Twitter is down for some, as is iCloud and the iTunes Store (update: Twitter back up!)
Nope, it's not your picture of "the best duck confit I've ever had" that's causing that Twitter post to error out -- the service is down for "some users," according to a Twitter status page update. ...
02:10 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget PSA: Twitter is down for some, as is iCloud and the iTunes Store (update: both are back up!)
Nope, it's not your picture of "the best duck confit I've ever had" that's causing that Twitter post to error out -- the service is down for "some users," according to a Twitter status page update. ...
02:01 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Google patent details augmented reality overlay for sat nav
Google's been granted a patent that puts quite a few of its favorite ideas together, namely Maps Navigation, Street View and augmented reality. The application describes a system combining garden va...
01:44 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Second-gen Nest teardown reveals high degree of repairability, fun with curved glass
Chances are if you've bought a $250 thermostat you aren't going to immediately rip it apart to see what makes it tick. Thankfully, there's folks like iFixit that does these sorts of things for us, a...
01:18 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Aereo headed to Boston in next major city expansion on May 15, open access on May 30
Good news, Bostonians -- yours is the second major US city to get Aereo live television access via the web, and it's starting on May 15. Aereo announced its next city this morning and detailed the s...
01:18 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Aereo headed to Boston on May 15th, open access begins May 30th
Good news, Bostonians: yours is the second major US city to get Aereo live television access via the web, and it's starting on May 15th. Aereo announced its next city expansion this morning, and sai...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget DirecTV adding voice search to its iOS and Android phone apps, beta coming this summer
Now that it's finally got an Android tablet app to speak of, DirecTV is returning its attention to phones: the company announced today that both its iOS and Android applications will be receiving vo...
12:29 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget EE lured 318,000 customers to 4G in Q1 2013
EE's just released its Q1 2013 earnings, giving us a look at its first full quarter with 4G services. The carrier says it's on track to its goal of a million 4G customers by the end of the year, tha...
12:29 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget EE has lured 318,000 customers to 4G since launching five months ago (updated)
EE's just released its Q1 2013 earnings, giving us a look at its first full quarter with 4G services. The carrier says it's on track to its goal of a million 4G customers by the end of the year, tha...
12:00 pm - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget WD ships 5mm Blue UltraSlim drive, enables thinner budget Ultrabooks
We were intrigued with the prospects of Western Digital's 5mm Blue drive when we saw it last summer: finally, a 2.5-inch spinning disk thin enough to rival slimmer SSDs without the price premium of ...
11:53 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia's co-developed high-amplitude mics retain 10-month exclusivity, HTC has to look elsewhere
Nokia's injunction yesterday has now been made a little more concrete. The Amsterdam district court has handed down a 10-month ban on STMicroelectronics selling its high-amplitude mics to anyone oth...
11:53 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia's co-developed high-amplitude mics retain 10-month exclusivity, HTC has to look elsewhere (updated)
Nokia's injunction yesterday has now been made a little more concrete. The Amsterdam district court has handed down a 10-month ban on STMicroelectronics selling its high-amplitude mics to anyone oth...
11:32 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Study suggests voice-to-text 'just as dangerous' as texting while driving
If you thought you were driving safe when activating your voice-to-text service or starting up Siri, a survey by the Texas Transportation Institute thinks it might dull your reactions just as much a...
10:31 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Google Street View adds Hungary and Lesotho, hits 50 country milestone
If you've been taking far too many virtual road trips after employing the (unofficial) Street View Hyperlapse chauffeur, you may be running out of places to go next. Well, today Google has added Hun...
10:31 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Google Street View adds Hungary and Lesotho, hits 50-country milestone
If you've been taking far too many virtual road trips after employing the (unofficial) Street View Hyperlapse chauffeur, you may be running out of places to go next. Well, today Google has added Hun...
10:11 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget FocusTwist app for iOS gives you Lytro-esque refocusable images
Arqball has just released the FocusTwist app for iOS that lets you selectively focus after taking an image -- without investing $400 in a Lytro light field camera. It works by automatically taking s...
09:04 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget LA is on the Formula E schedule next year, electric racer hits the streets to celebrate
The FIA's upcoming Formula E series has revealed two US dates on its début 2014 calendar (Los Angeles, Miami) and yesterday it took to LA's streets to promote the partnership. For Earth Day, ...
08:14 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget SpaceX's Grasshopper VTOL rocket triples its previous best with 840-foot hop (video)
If it were in Aesop's fable, SpaceX's Grasshopper would probably be the ant instead, as the reusable rocket's team haven't stopped working since the 10-story craft launched back in September. It jus...
07:06 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget PSA: First Firefox OS developer phones on sale now, open standards start at $119
As promised, Geeksphone is offering both of its Firefox OS smartphones starting today. While the Firefox orange-tinged Keon will set you back $119, the slightly more upmarket Peak is priced at $194 ...
06:25 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget ARM sees 44 percent profit increase in Q1 2013, ships 2.6 billion ARM-based chips
ARM has had a great quarter -- again. This time it's seen pre-tax profits soar 44 percent, while revenues are up 26 percent (to $209.4 million) since the same period last year. The company's thankin...
06:05 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Pizza Hut app comes to Xbox 360, unstoppable force meets immovable gamer
Let's be frank: many dedicated console gamers among us have at least briefly dreamed of ordering food without having to lift our hands from the controller. That's about to be more than a fleeting fa...
05:07 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Department of Energy seizes $21 million reserve account from Fisker
Fisker just can't catch a break. As if enduring the layoffs of three out of every four employees and the resignation of its founder wasn't unsettling enough, it's now come to light that the Departme...
04:01 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget ASUS Cube Google TV review
The past year has been a busy one for Google TV -- in fact, with the big I/O conference right around the corner, we're sitting down to review our fifth such device in the past 12 months. The ASUS Cu...
04:01 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget AMD reveals G-Series X embedded chips, drops a little ARM-powered bombshell
We're no strangers to AMD's embedded processors, designed for specialist applications such as casino gaming and dashboard infotainment systems. But this latest announcement of an updated G-Series pr...
02:59 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Preva Mobile for iOS aims to track your workouts, keep you going to the gym
Dragging yourself to the gym in the wee hours of the morning already takes a heaping helping of dedication, but fitness equipment manufacturer Precor is betting that it can provide additional motiva...
01:53 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Nike+ FuelBand app for iOS adds friends and sharing, no small amount of bragging
Where's the fun in owning an exercise tracker like the Nike+ FuelBand if you can't lord your healthiness over others? Nike must have wondered the same thing, as it just updated the FuelBand's i...
12:46 am - Tue, April 23, 2013
Engadget Ultra Mobile debuts $19 calling plan with unlimited international SMS
If you're living on a tight budget but still need to keep in touch with loved ones who live abroad, you'll be glad to know of a new calling plan from Ultra Mobile. The upstart MVNO offers discounted...
11:57 pm - Mon, April 22, 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 ...
11:50 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 22nd - 28th)
Welcome to your spring sporting season -- the NBA playoffs are underway, the NHL's postseason close to beginning and the NFL draft is this weekend. Jurassic Park is back in 3D, and Dead Island has r...
11:28 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Windows RT and Server 2012 updates mentioned in recent 8.1 leak
Windows Blue, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 SP1... whatever Microsoft wants to call it, it's coming soon. And along with it there will be updates to its RT and Server products too. References to Windows RT...
10:49 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.22.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:27 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Futurama gets canceled a second time, finale to air on September 4th
Bad news, everyone. Five years into Futurama's revived presence on Comedy Central, the animated sci-fi series is getting the boot for the second time in its long and tumultuous history. Long-time fa...
10:02 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to AT&T stores April 27th, pre-orders arrive April 25th
Pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 have already begun at AT&T, but the operator has been oddly silent about the actual date customers can expect to purchase one in stores and online. Now that ...
09:57 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget BeagleBone Black packs 1GHz ARM CPU, 512MB RAM for just $45 (video)
The BeagleBone might be just the piece of kit for the DIY set itching to boot Linux in 10 seconds, but the freshly unveiled BeagleBone Black packs an even greater punch -- and the same speedy start ...
09:30 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget ITC tosses Motorola's sensor-based complaint against Apple
If you thought the patent war between Motorola (Google) and Apple was already over, you were mistaken. Though, today's decision by the ITC to toss Moto's complaint against Cupertino regarding the us...
09:26 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Razer Comms voice chat launches in open beta with an always-on overlay (video)
Dedicated gamers are very familiar with loading chat apps like Teamspeak or Ventrilo to coordinate their multiplayer sessions, but such software usually sits in the background -- it's hard to tell w...
08:55 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Visualized: A walk through the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo
We didn't find much in the way of news at the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo here in NYC (and, we're sad to say, our press badges were just old-fashioned 2D printed), but there was plenty to...
08:30 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Nest Energy Services link home cooling to utilities' cloud data
As clever as the Nest Learning Thermostat can be, its intelligence only extends as far as the front door: it hasn't really been aware of how neighbors or the seasons affect our power bills. Nest Lab...
08:06 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Netflix added 3 million subscribers worldwide in Q1, will offer a 4-stream $11.99 plan
Netflix has reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2013, and in that period it's added over three million customers worldwide. Domestically it added 2.03 million customers alone, pu...
07:53 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget iTunes Store update lets you buy media today, download it tomorrow
While we like the convenience of shopping the iTunes Store from any device, that doesn't mean we want the download wherever we happen to be -- just ask anyone trying to buy the Beatles Box Set using...
07:27 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Netgear 802.11ac update adds beamforming, delivers up to 60 percent faster WiFi
Although Netgear was one of the quickest out of the gates with 802.11ac WiFi hardware, that doesn't mean its hardware is the quickest today: without beamforming to optimize the signal, it risks trai...
07:00 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 22nd: GoPro Hero3 Silver Edition 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 ...
06:43 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Facebook building $1.5 billion data center in Altoona, Iowa
Facebook has already set up shop in North Carolina and Oregon, but it's heading to Iowa for its next -- and biggest -- data center. According to the Des Moines Register, the town of Altoona will be ...
06:22 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget WhereverTV streaming service still exists, is now available on iOS
Don't let the name fool ya -- "WhereverTV" wasn't on any iOS devices until this morning when the Neuros-powered streaming global television service got an App Store launch. It's intended for a wide ...
06:00 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget IRL: Bluelounge Messenger and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
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. How do you...
05:47 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Netflix updates iOS app with episode selector, new audio menu
Netflix has released an update to its iOS app, bringing a few subtle design tweaks in addition to a feature that wasn't available in version 3.0. Along with a redesigned audio menu and subtitle sele...
05:26 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Acer Iconia W3 reportedly leaks, mates an 8-inch tablet with Windows 8
Microsoft has repeatedly told us that we'll see smaller Windows 8 tablets, but all that talk has amounted to precious little walk. If the latest rumor is accurate, though, Acer might be the first to...
05:05 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass now available on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets
Amazon's just updated its Appstore today with a much welcome offering for avid gamers: Xbox SmartGlass. Microsoft's app-based second screen solution has been available on iOS and Android since late ...
05:00 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: spring 2013 edition
Much like bears, tablet designers are coming out of hibernation: there have been a handful of noteworthy models reaching the wild after a few months of silence. Most of these are the Windows 8- and ...
04:36 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia granted preliminary injunction against HTC in the Netherlands over high-amplitude mics
Don't worry, this time it's not a patent issue. However, it is more bad news for HTC's oft-delayed One. Nokia has been granted an injunction by the Amsterdam district court, concerning the technolog...
04:33 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget LG's NYC press event aims to 'share the genius' of the Optimus G Pro
LG's just shed some much needed light on its May 1st New York event. Turns out the "genius" the company will be celebrating stands for Atlas Genius -- as in the band -- and the star of this fete: th...
04:28 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Acer teases May 3rd reveal of a tilt-screen laptop deemed worthy of Star Trek (video)
Our eyebrows are officially raised. Acer has revealed that it's going all-in with a promotional connection to Star Trek Into Darkness, and it's hinting at the May 3rd unveiling of a "unique" laptop ...
04:09 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Photojojo's telephoto lens brings up to 12x of optical zoom to your iPad
After creating the Photorito lens wrap that makes your zoom like a burrito, Photojojo has pulled off another feat: making iPad photographers look even wackier than normal. But the company's iPad tel...
04:00 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Google Earth gets Leap Motion support, lets you explore the planet with touch-free control
How are you celebrating Earth Day? If you're one of 10,000 Leap Motion devs with an early unit, you could very well be exploring Mount Everest or venturing through the Amazon, just by waving your ha...
03:41 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget NYC rolls out six Nissan Leafs in EV taxi pilot, good luck catching one
New York City's full-on EV taxi blitz may not come until late this year, but the metropolis is taking its first tentative steps into that electric world as of today: it's deploying the six Nissan Le...
03:22 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Alleged next-gen iPad rear casing suggests mini-esque design and finish
We've seen a possible case, what could be the front portion of Apple's next iPad and this time around, Tactus has got its hands on the other half, the rear casing. Unfortunately, it's the not-so-int...
03:17 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Yahoo iPhone app gets customized story summaries, improved search
That pricey Summly acquisition is beginning to bear fruit. Yahoo today announced the latest version of its eponymous mobile app, sporting language algorithms and machine learning picked up when it b...
03:09 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget 'Eye gestures' spotted in Google Glass app code, hints at wink-based photography
While perusing the code for Google Glass's companion Android app, Reddit user Fodawim chanced across several lines of code that could be offer up some interesting navigation options for your Glass. ...
02:46 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Pink Nintendo 3DS XL misses Easter, arrives in the UK later this Spring
If the adorable patterns on the Animal Crossing special edition 3DS XL didn't tug at your heart (and wallet) strings, perhaps this English rose will. Set to arrive in the UK on May 31st, there's no ...
02:31 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Huawei A199 outed with 5-inch 720p display, 1.5GHz CPU, 2GB RAM
Huawei kicked off the year by introducing its 5-inch Ascend D2 and 6.1-inch Ascend Mate flagships, and after a few months of catering for smaller hands, it's revisiting larger screens with the A199....
02:11 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Cricket intros $40 per line family plan with unlimited talk, text and data, updates iPhone plans
Cricket's already firmly established itself as one of the more budget-minded carriers in the US, and it's now tweaking some of its plans a bit further in the hopes of attracting more customers. Lead...
02:00 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Steve Dent
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Steve Dent! If you make a ba...
01:22 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Conference app wants to take the drudgery out of concalls, may be overreaching
Is your organization still on the fence about BB10? Then here's a little first-party app for Nokia Lumia phones that might be worthy of some evidence-based evaluation. It's called Conference and it'...
01:22 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia aims to take the drudgery out of concalls with its Conference app
Is your organization still on the fence about BB10 and casting around for alternatives? Then here's a little first-party business app for Nokia Windows Phones that might be worthy of some evidence-b...
12:30 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Now may land on Google's home page, come to the web
While everyone else speculates about new Nexii and what sweet treat the next version of Android will be named after, we're anticipating some exciting news about Now at Google I/O. Specifically that ...
12:17 pm - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Google fined $190,000 in Germany for illegal WiFi snooping with Street View cars
Google's been taking heat for a number of years after its Street View cars were found to be pulling WiFi data, and the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has today h...
11:11 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget HTC One available from its online store, 32GB unlocked model priced at $575
Alongside its developer model, HTC now has an unlocked One for the rest of us. The fetching 4.7-inch 1080p device is in stock at HTC's US store with 32GB of storage and the same powerhouse specs we ...
11:11 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget HTC's One available from its online store, 32GB unlocked model priced at $575
Alongside its developer model, HTC now has an unlocked One for the rest of us. The fetching 4.7-inch 1080p device is in stock at HTC's US store with 32GB of storage and the same powerhouse specs we ...
10:07 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Iron Man mouse fuels your hot-rod red obsession, is all about the next mission
Whether you're looking to instill fear in the hearts of enemies at LAN, or just want to edit spreadsheets in style, this Iron Man mouse will do everything a normal mouse can... just cooler. To capit...
09:10 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia teases QWERTY phone announcement on April 24th
Official teasers rarely provide much in the way of detail, but this one from Nokia at least comes with a pretty picture. It reveals the rounded design language we have come to associate with the com...
07:08 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Google's new Places for Business app lets you verify and update listings on your iPhone
When you run your own business, time is money and sometimes you don't have the excess minutes to return to your PC and tweak your Google Place Google+ Local listing, right? Fortunately, if you'...
04:01 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget IBM solar collector will concentrate the power of 2,000 suns, keep its cool
Modern solar collectors can concentrate only so much energy for safety's sake: too much in one place and they risk cooking themselves. An IBM-led group is working on a new collector dish that could ...
02:41 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget How would you change Nintendo's 3DS XL?
The Nintendo 3DS XL improved on the original in a wide variety of ways, including better ergonomics and playability. The chunkier body and bigger screen was key in helping to coax the console out of...
01:00 am - Mon, April 22, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 15th, 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 ...
11:04 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 04.15.2013
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 - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Switched On: How HP learned to stop worrying and love Android
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Only those who were at the highest levels of HP at the time will likely ever know the full story of the spectacularl...
08:45 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Watch live: Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket to lift off on test flight (video)
SpaceX may be the only private outfit currently shepherding cargo to the International Space Station, but Orbital Sciences, which is the second party in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Serv...
08:45 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Watch live: Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket to lift off on test flight (update: success!)
SpaceX may be the only private outfit currently shepherding cargo to the International Space Station, but Orbital Sciences, which is the second party in NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Serv...
05:34 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Black HTC One peeks out of AT&T and Sprint web stores, promises to be available soon
Torn between getting an HTC One right now and waiting for that sleek black variant? We know the feeling, and the folks at Sprint and AT&T aren't making it easier: both providers have tossed up a...
02:00 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Ekinoid, HDlive ultrasound and the world's lightest electric vehicle
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. It's been an exciting week for green building as Inhabit...
12:58 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget GoComics app released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, puts Calvin & Hobbes digitally in your palm
If you're an avid reader of the many comic strips on Universal Uclick's GoComics website, you'll be pleased to know the company's recently released its first app for mobile devices. Optimized for ta...
12:58 pm - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget GoComics app released for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, digitizes the Sunday funnies
If you're an avid reader of the many comic strips on Universal Uclick's GoComics website, you'll be pleased to know the company's recently released its first app for mobile devices. Optimized for ta...
09:02 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 hits the FCC, sports AT&T compatible HSPA+
Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 still doesn't have an exact launch date, but it has made its way to the FCC. While the Mega was announced with LTE and HSPA+ radios, it appears that this version, mode...
09:02 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 hits the FCC, sports AT&T-compatible HSPA+
Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 still doesn't have an exact launch date, but it has made its way to the FCC. While the Mega was announced with LTE and HSPA+ radios, it appears that this version, mode...
06:16 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Virtuix hooks up Oculus Rift to its Omni treadmill, shows off 'True VR' (video)
Sure, Omni-directional treadmills are nothing new, but Virtuix's take is worth a mention now that its been shown off working in conjunction with the Oculus Rift. The company's been posting videos of...
05:19 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Yahoo axing seven more apps and services as part of streamlining effort
Get ready to say goodbye to another another batch of Yahoo products at the end of this month. As the company continues to streamline and focus its services, March 31st will be the last day of stand-...
05:19 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Yahoo axing six more apps and services as part of streamlining effort
Get ready to say goodbye to another another batch of Yahoo products at the end of this month. As the company continues to streamline and focus its services, March 31st will be the last day of stand-...
02:46 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best slow-motion camcorder for around $200?
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 Philip, who wants to document his son...
02:21 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best slow-motion camcorder for around $200?
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 Philip, who wants to document his son...
01:00 am - Sun, April 21, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 15th, 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 possible arrival date of the Lumia 521 to T-Mobile, ...
11:54 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget SimCity update 2.0 hits April 22, offers bug fixes, enhancements -- still no offline mode
Although SimCity has become relatively stable following its problematic launch, there are naturally still ongoing bugs that the folks at EA Maxis have been working to fix. Thankfully, that version 2...
09:30 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 4.20.13: NASA's Space Shop, nature's needles and 30 years of cellphone bills
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. The natural world offers up some ingenious biology that is only possible through many, many years of ...
08:20 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Cox TV Connect for Android launches, brings live TV streaming to 'select' tablets
We're still waiting to see Cox's next generation cable TV-to-mobile streaming app, but right now it's released a version of its existing Cox TV Connect app for Android. Available on iPads since the ...
07:11 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Logitech G products updated to support Mac OS
It may not be the most popular hardware configuration in PC gaming circles, but Macs actually make pretty capable gaming rigs. It's hardly a surprise, then, that Mac users are clamoring for serious ...
05:08 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Sony announces Jak and Daxter Trilogy coming to PS Vita this June
Despite what the sales figures might imply, the general consensus is that, for the most part, the PlayStation Vita's a neat portable console -- although some still argue Sony could do a little more ...
03:03 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Adapteva shows off production Parallella mini 'supercomputer' boards
With its ambitious Parallella computing project funded on Kickstarter since last October, Adapteva's now showing off its first mass-production boards. These Rasberry Pi-esque devices are capable of ...
12:54 pm - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Twitter narrows TweetDeck AIR and mobile app shutdowns to May 7th
Twitter has been warning for weeks that it would shut down TweetDeck's AIR and mobile apps sometime in early May, but it didn't say exactly when loyalists would finally have to move on. The company ...
10:49 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget SES demos first Ultra HD transmission in more efficient HEVC standard
We're still a bit away from Ultra HD becoming the standard for television. One of the things standing in the way is just how much bandwidth pushing that many pixels demands. SES recently demonstrate...
07:44 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung explores touchless tablet interaction with brainwave technology
Try and wrap this one around your noggin. Samsung is currently working with researchers at the University of Texas on a project involving EEG caps that harnesses the power of one's mind to control t...
05:09 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Harman Kardon ships AVR 2700 and 3700 receivers with 4K scaling and AirPlay
Now that Ultra HD TVs are poised to hit the market in force, it's more important than ever to have receivers that can handle them -- even if our bank accounts often can't. Harman Kardon knows this w...
04:11 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Inhon Carbon Tablet unfolds for a CPU boost, wields a Surface-style keyboard
Believe it or not, Inhon has a wilder concept up its sleeve than the extra-light Blade 13 Carbon laptop. Its equally new Carbon Tablet at first looks like it could pass for an IdeaPad Yoga, but the ...
03:02 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget AT&T bumps up Galaxy S 4 shipping date to April 23rd
AT&T subscribers might not have to worry that their Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular friends will tease them while they're waiting for their Galaxy S 4 to arrive. While Big Blue was originally p...
01:57 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Nintendo debuts 3DS image sharing tool in Japan, uploads your screengrabs to Twitter, Tumblr
Still waiting for Miiverse to show its hide on Nintendo's 3DS? Maybe the promise of more conventional social networking will tide you over. Thanks to a new web tool, Japanese 3DS owners can now shar...
12:51 am - Sat, April 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 for Verizon signup page goes live
Want to be sure that you don't miss the arrival date of the Galaxy S 4 on Verizon? Naturally, you could keep a keen eye on Engadget's homepage, but Big Red now has a solution of its own that could b...
11:56 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Fiat-Chrysler CEO says governments shouldn't 'strong arm' automakers into producing electric vehicles
Fiat may now be producing electric vehicles, but CEO Sergio Marchionne apparently doesn't think they represent the future for the automaker just yet -- or, at least, the only future. Speaking at the...
11:20 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung releases kernel source for a trio of Galaxy S 4s
As Samsung prepares to release its new flagship to the masses, the company is already making moves to accommodate its open source following. Today, the Korean electronics maker served up the kernel ...
10:52 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.19.2013
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...
10:16 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Jolicloud's Jolidrive adds search to its cloud-based services hub
Jolicloud's missions have been many over the years, from its initial open-source Joli OS ambitions to its brief stint as netbook manufacturer and now an identity as a cloud-based services aggregator...
09:53 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Volkswagen iBeetle integrates the iPhone through a dock, an app... and that's it
Many see Apple and Volkswagen as two peas in a pod given their similar marketing, even if previous talk of collaborations amounted to little more than speculation. That purported dream team will soo...
09:30 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 review
With the shared unveiling of Nokia's Lumia 720 and Lumia 520, the company's running flush of Windows Phone 8 models was complete. All WP8 handsets we've reviewed essentially fit into two distinct ti...
09:28 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Intel's revenue billions, Android's active millions and a few new Earth-like planets
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages As we scratch our head and puzzle over the almost-daily financial resul...
09:00 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Razer's Edge isn't quite sharp enough
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their latest picks -- along with a few you should probably avoid. W...
08:52 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 177 - 04.19.13
If life were a pop quiz, our mobile editors would surely ace the cellphone round. However, Myriam might do well to consider ditching Brad when it comes to the Star Trek section. Those who want to ta...
08:38 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Graphics chip designer Raja Koduri heads back to AMD after four-year stint at Apple
Well, it looks like AMD had a bit of news up its sleeve that it chose not to drop during its earnings call yesterday. The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that famed graphics chip designer Raja Kod...
08:24 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer viewing on tablets overtakes that on phones
When we think of BBC iPlayer use on mobile devices, we most often picture someone catching up on dramas with their smartphone during the commute home. Not anymore: newly available March stats from t...
08:00 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Google glass gone wild
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. It seems like ages since Sergey Brin staged one of the most dramatic product launches of all time at las...
07:41 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Proposal from Google and Duke Energy lets companies buy renewable power
When a company wants a green data center, it often has to build its own energy sources. Google knows that's sometimes not practical, even for a company its size. To that end, it's partnering with Du...
07:22 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Game on! Razer to honor fake 90 percent off coupon
The internet is often renowned for its amazing bargains, but in the uncharted waters of cyberspace the best deals are usually too good to be true. This isn't one of those times. Recently, a bogus co...
07:08 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget FAA approves Boeing 787 battery fix, gives the green light for repairs
It's been a few weeks since the Boeing 787 successfully completed testing, but the FAA has finally weighed in on the proposed tweaks to the plane's faulty lithium-ion batteries. Today the organizati...
07:00 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Want to work at Engadget? We're hiring a social media manager!
Do you live and breathe social media tools and have a passion for metrics? Engadget is looking for you! We're searching for a very special social- and community-savvy individual to lead the charge s...
06:20 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget OUYA shows up at the FCC, has its guts splayed for the world to see
It was only a matter of time, we suppose, before OUYA found itself on Uncle Sam's table, and the day has finally come, as the open source console has made its way through the FCC. As we've steadily ...
06:04 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Geeksphone Keon takes Firefox OS to the FCC
Spanish e-tailer Geeksphone already made it known that its Firefox OS handsets would be available (as developer previews) starting early next. So, it comes as no surprise to find the Keon, the lower...
05:30 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Time's Harry McCracken on the battery life mystery and Polaroid Super Shooters
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. Time's technology editor-at-large Harry McCracken offers...
04:49 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget PSA: HTC One available today at AT&T and Sprint
April showers might bring May flowers, but the only precipitation we really care for around here is that of flagship handsets into stores. In that case, it's time to break out the raincoats: the HTC...
04:16 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget DARPA flaunts HD heat vision camera small enough to carry into battle
Thermal imaging cameras are highly useful tools for military and law enforcement types, letting them see humans inside buildings or land a helicopter in the fog. High-definition models are too heavy...
03:44 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget NBN bringing 1Gbps network to Aussies by the end of 2013
Don't want to trek it to Provo, Utah -- or Austin or Kansas City -- to get 1Gbps internet courtesy of Google Fiber? By the end of this year, you can venture Down Under to get comparable speeds court...
03:15 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Man who sold up to $40 million worth of counterfeit headphones gets 2 years in jail
A man accused of being one of the "most prolific sellers" of counterfeit electronics in the UK has just been sent down for two and a half years. Over 4,000 KiRFs, mainly consisting of knock-off Senn...
03:15 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Man who sold up to $40 million worth of counterfeit headphones gets two years in jail
A man accused of being one of the "most prolific sellers" of counterfeit electronics in the UK has just been sent down for two and a half years. Over 4,000 KiRFs, mainly consisting of knock-off Senn...
03:10 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 340 - 04.19.13
We're only 60 weeks away from the big 400th podcast, and the excitement is starting to build. So we guess that's why they've demolished the old studio? This week they've moved our hosts into tempora...
03:08 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One available on T-Mobile's website today, arriving in stores April 24th
We've had a feeling the date was quickly and quietly approaching, but T-Mobile has finally handed out details on when (and where) the HTC One will be available. Beginning today, you'll be able to he...
02:32 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Amazon reportedly launching in Russia, goes on Kindle-related hiring spree
Amazon is fleshing out its international empire. The company has already conquered the US, Japan, UK and Canada, and has even launched an ebook assault on the Chinese mainland. Now it looks like the...
02:08 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Amazon unleashes 'Pilot Season' with 14 original shows
Amazon's been doing plenty of talking around its original programming, but now the site's ready to show us the goods. The mega-retailer this morning has made available pilot episodes for 14 new orig...
01:51 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms it keeps Siri data for up to two years
It's no secret that Apple hangs onto your Siri data for some length of time (as does other companies with search data and the like), but it hasn't been clear exactly how long it keeps that data sitt...
01:51 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms it keeps Siri data for up to two years (update: Google too)
It's no secret that Apple hangs onto your Siri data for some length of time (as other companies so with search data and the like), but it hasn't been clear exactly how long it keeps that data sittin...
01:30 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 87: The HTC First goes super social with Facebook Home
Talk of a Facebook phone had been making the rounds for some time when the social network pulled the wraps off of a Home-draped Android handset. While it's not solely dedicated to those shades of bl...
12:25 pm - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget The cost of a botched operation? 6.99 on Steam thanks to Surgeon Simulator
Clumsy wannabe sawbones: warm up your hammers and hatchets, because Surgeon Simulator has arrived on Steam. The infamous game challenges players to save patients' lives with an array of coarse tools...
11:16 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget BBC America, Twitter reach first 'in-tweet branded video' deal for a TV series
Now that Twitter Music has been revealed there will be more anticipation of potential TV integration, and it appears BBC America will be among the first to participate. The network, which is owned b...
10:52 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Ridiculously thin and light laptop unveiled in Taiwan: the 10.7mm, 1.9-pound Inhon Blade 13 Carbon
Never heard of Inhon? That might change with the Taiwanese computer maker's Blade 13 Carbon laptop, which it claims is now the world's thinnest and lightest. Tipping the scale at 870g (1.9 pounds) a...
09:50 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire L revealed in Taiwan: 4.3-inch display, low-end specs, nostalgic branding
Despite all of HTC's talk about unified branding in the West, the company's model names are still diverse when looked at from a planet-wide perspective. This newest phone, the Desire L, appears to b...
09:24 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook launches real-time graphs to highlight its data center efficiency
Curious as to the effect that your poking wars are having on the planet? Facebook is outing power and water usage data for its Oregon and North Carolina data centers to show off its sustainability c...
08:35 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia teaser asks 'what can the matter be?', puts Malaysians on edge (video)
Flickering hospital lights. A man going ballistic in a padded cell. A hooded ghoul. These are the images Nokia Malaysia wants to put into our heads in the run-up to a mysterious Lumia-related launch...
08:35 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia Malaysia video teases April 25th announcement, loses us in the process
Flickering hospital lights. A man going ballistic in a padded cell. A hooded ghoul. These are the images Nokia Malaysia wants to put into our heads in the run-up to a mysterious Lumia-related launch...
07:55 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Epic's Torq Roadster three-wheeled EV gets taken on a test drive
While the Tesla Roadster did a great job of satisfying our jones for an electric vehicle with great performance and no roof, it was a bit pricey and is now out of production. Into that void steps th...
07:55 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Epic's Torq Roadster three-wheeled EV gets taken on a test drive (video)
While the Tesla Roadster did a great job of satisfying our jones for an electric vehicle with great performance and no roof, it was a bit pricey and is now out of production. Into that void steps th...
07:05 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Netflix's latest original series 'Hemlock Grove' is available for streaming
Netflix's original content assault continues today with the debut of Hemlock Grove, a "supernatural" series directed by Eli Roth. This series takes place in a small Pennsylvania town which has sudde...
06:31 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter UK's #Flock cuckoo clock shares time and tweets alike (video)
The concept of a Twitter-aware cuckoo clock has certainly been done -- just not by Twitter itself, until now. Twitter UK has teamed up with Berg to produce #Flock, a smarter-than-average clock that ...
05:40 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Google paying $1 to run Provo fiber, must build it out within five years
While it's well-established that Google Fiber's expansion into Provo, Utah hinges on Google buying the city's existing iProvo network, we didn't immediately learn what it took to land the tentative ...
04:48 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Google's One Today app for Android lets you donate $1 to select nonprofit organizations
Google may be raking in the dough, but that doesn't mean the company is lacking a social conscience. Yesterday, the software giant silently released its One Today app for Android. Available in the U...
03:43 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Kohler's $6,000 Numi Comfort Height toilet gets added connectivity, loftier bowl
We know what you're thinking: The only thing missing from my ridiculously expensive, excessively tricked-out toilet is a USB port. Well it's time you welcomed your posh posterior to the 21st century...
03:00 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 12AM ET!
Another week, another heavy dose of wireless news. Speaking of dosage, Myriam and Brad are on the mics again, and drugs will likely once again play a large role in the discourse -- though perhaps no...
02:23 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Just.me launches on iOS, aims to become your favorite messaging app
Apple's App Store certainly doesn't suffer from any shortages in the social apps department, but that's not stopping the newly launched Just.me from attempting to work itself into the daily lives of...
01:53 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Blackstone reportedly backs out of Dell deal, leaves bidding war to Icahn and company founder
Micheal Dell's battle to take back his namesake firm may have just become a little easier: Blackstone seems to have lost interest. According to the Wall Street Journal, the group has backed out of t...
01:52 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Blackstone reportedly backs out of Dell deal, leaves bidding war to Icahn and company founder
Micheal Dell's battle to take back his namesake firm may have just become a little easier: Blackstone seems to have lost interest. According to the Wall Street Journal, the group has backed out of t...
12:51 am - Fri, April 19, 2013
Engadget Verizon says its Galaxy S 4 is coming sometime in May
If you noticed that Verizon was silent while other US carriers provided their launch schedules for the Galaxy S 4, you're not alone -- it was the only real holdout among the big four networks. As it...
11:47 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget NASA's Kepler discovers three potentially habitable planets
NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered three "super-Earth-size" exoplanets that are close enough to their stars to make them possibly suitable for water. Two of the planets (Kepler-62e and Kepler-62...
10:50 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget YouTube still protected under DMCA, says Judge, Viacom sent packing
YouTube trends may have changed over the last few years, but the company's legal standing hasn't: according to a federal judge, the DMCA still protects the streaming site from Viacom's copyright cla...
10:32 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reiterates that Windows 8 could see small(er) devices soon
What's an outgoing Microsoft executive to do on his last earnings call as CFO? Utter something that'd probably get the incoming CFO fired. Kidding aside, the outfit's own Peter Klein saw fit to reit...
10:31 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Broadband internet arrives in California's Gold Country through white spaces deployment
While select outfits race to make satellite broadband an acceptable solution for those who need ping times south of three digits, there's another game in town looking to quietly revolutionize rural ...
10:21 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.18.2013
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...
10:09 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sega Pluto prototype console surfaces: the Saturn NetLink mishmash that never was
So, first things first. Sega actually shipped some pretty insane gear. A handheld console that used full-size Genesis cartridges? Check. A sophisticated Tamagotchi that our own editor-in-chief devel...
09:57 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google CEO Larry Page confirms: yes, Google Glass runs on Android
We suspected it from the outset, but up until now, we haven't actually heard it confirmed from the mouth of a Google honcho: Google Glass runs on Android. The tidbit was dropped on today's earnings ...
09:36 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Facebook brings free VoIP calling to Android users in the US
Not content to own your phone's home screen, Facebook is bringing free VoIP calling to users of its Home and Android Messenger apps in the US. The social network's VoIP for iOS has been available in...
09:24 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget AMD Q1 2013 earnings: softer $146 million net loss on $1.09 billion revenue
Just two days after the earnings report of its storied rival, AMD has followed suit with a Q1 2013 earnings report of its own. The company reported a net loss for the quarter of $146 million, which ...
09:17 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget US Cellular announces its intent to carry Windows Phone 8 devices
In response to a customer's question about Windows Phone plans, US Cellular used its official Facebook page to proclaim its intent to launch a WP8 device in the near future. While the representative...
08:43 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sprint brings LTE to 21 markets, details plans for 34 more
After nearly a year of soaking rural and suburban locations with 4G, Sprint is finally starting to extend its reach to some major cities. Having wrapped up test runs in a handful of areas, the carri...
08:13 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft posts Q3 2013 earnings, generates $6.06 billion in profit as its CFO steps down
Microsoft's fiscal third quarter earnings (the calendar's first) can reflect the post-holiday lull, and there's a certain truth to that for 2013: the company is reporting $20.49 billion in revenue, ...
08:12 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google Q1 2013 earnings: $14 billion in revenue, $3.35 billion net income
Google's out with its first quarter earnings this afternoon, and it's reporting an even $14 billion in revenue, with net income clocking in at $3.35 billion. That's a 31 percent increase year-over-y...
07:59 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget John Lewis stores promo lets you buy a gadget, get half a year of free broadband
Retailers will try any number of stunts to get our feet in the door when they've got inventory to clear or services to push, whether they're offering straight-up discounts or giving away devices. UK...
07:59 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget John Lewis stores let you buy a gadget, get half a year of free broadband
Retailers will try any number of stunts to get our feet in the door when they've got inventory to clear or services to push, whether they're offering straight-up discounts or giving away devices. UK...
07:26 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Mercedes-Benz GLA concept puts laser projectors in headlights, redefines SUV
All pretty young things eventually require face-lifts to stay fresh. And the same goes for car models too, which in the SUV's case means a total body lift. Mercedes-Benz is planning to do just that ...
07:00 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 3:30PM ET
Peter's back! Brian's back! And Tim -- well, Tim never left, really. Join the gang for another good, old fashioned conversation about the week in tech, just after the break.Comments...
06:46 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Digital Public Library of America's online doors open for business today
Remember when the internet was hailed as the "information superhighway" and then we all realized it was just some pot hole-filled, five-lane freeway overrun with humanity's virtual flotsam and jetsa...
06:27 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google Play Services code peek fuels rumors of a game framework
Android may be improving its reputation as a gaming platform, but there isn't a consistent, official service that can tie everything together -- Google has no parallel to Xbox Live or Game Center. T...
06:27 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google APK source code offers glimpse of possible Android game framework
Android may be improving its reputation as a gaming platform, but there isn't a consistent, official service that can tie everything together -- Google has no parallel to Xbox Live or Game Center. T...
06:03 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Private airport terminal for Google's jets approved by city of San Jose
After a minor curfew scuffle, it looks like Google might soon take its airplanes from their current nest at Mountain View's Moffett field and park them up the road at Mineta San Jose International A...
05:42 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sony's dog harness action cam mount coming to Japan, countless YouTube clips to follow
That Action Cam Pet Mount concept sitting cheekily in Sony's booth at CES? It's coming to Japan on April 26th for 5,250 (about $53). The mount is compatible with Sony's HDR-AS15 rugged video camera,...
05:27 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Archos dips into smartphones with the 35 Carbon, 50 Platinum and 53 Platnium
While Archos has long held dreams of expanding into smartphones, we've seen it run into its fair share of roadblocks along the way. Thanks in part to a sharpened corporate focus, that vision is at l...
05:27 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Archos dips into smartphones with the 35 Carbon, 50 Platinum and 53 Platinum
While Archos has long held dreams of expanding into smartphones, we've seen it run into its fair share of roadblocks along the way. Thanks in part to a sharpened corporate focus, that vision is at l...
05:21 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google+ extends its reach into Blogger comments
We haven't been hearing a whole lot about Blogger amid all the changes at Google in recent months, but the company hasn't entirely forgotten about the pioneering blogging platform it acquired way ba...
05:00 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Who's driving this thing?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I was never a fan of push notifications. The only alerts I wanted...
04:32 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Evil Controllers' Vision line adds customization and lengthy battery life, we go hands-on
We're clearly shameless, otherwise we wouldn't be here writing this piece starring a modded Xbox 360 gamepad with Engadget logos all over it. At least that's what we imagine you saying, dear reader,...
04:03 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sky Go for Android now streams to the HTC One, Galaxy S 4 and Xperia Z
Brits accustomed to catching up on their shows with Sky Go likely don't want that seamless viewing experience broken just because they bought that latest 1080p-capable Android flagship. Thankfully, ...
03:29 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS dev units coming to Geeksphone next week: Keon and Peak priced from 91
Two days ago, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs reinforced what we already knew: Firefox OS will launch in four to five countries in Europe and South America by summer. Today, a newsletter from Spanish e-reta...
03:11 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music app hands-on (iOS and web)
Surely no one was surprised when Twitter formally announced the launch of its #Music service this morning (save, perhaps, from the fact that the company used Good Morning America, of all places, to ...
03:01 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 023 - 04.18.13
This episode is all about size. The biggest phone we've ever man-handled, the biggest player in the PC processor business (for now), and an epic re-write of the mobile phone plan on this side of the...
02:46 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Facebook unleashes new SDK for iOS with improved Open Graph and login support
At its Mobile DevCon in New York today, Facebook took the wraps off a new SDK for iOS. This marks version 3.5 of the development kit, with the biggest news being improvements to Open Graph. While de...
02:32 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google Plus Hangouts update mutes your mic while you type
How do you know if you don't have someone's full attention during a Google Hangout? By the sound of their typing. Google, however, has decided to end the intra-company fistfights by updating its soc...
02:32 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Google+ now mutes your mic while you type in Hangouts
How do you know if you don't have someone's full attention during a Google Hangout? By the sound of their typing. Google, however, has decided to end the intra-company fistfights by updating its soc...
02:00 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Skitch 2.5 for Mac and iOS lets you mark up PDFs with notes and stamps
Evernote released a substantial Skitch 2.5 update for both OS X and iOS today, which makes the four-month wait since the last Mac update seem worthwhile. The new features are primarily geared toward...
01:49 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Alleged budget iPhone shows off polycarbonate body, brings back good memories
The rumor about that more affordable iPhone just keeps coming back, but this time we're finally seeing some sort of progress. Courtesy of case manufacturer Tactus, we're apparently looking at the up...
01:28 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Weather arrives on iPhone with Flickr integration, Mail comes to iPad and Android tablets
This morning, Yahoo brought out a pair of new mobile apps to help broaden its mobile presence and fall in line with its recent redesign campaign. First up on the list is Mail, which currently is no ...
01:21 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 Mini surfaces in Samsung web profile code
Talk of a Galaxy S 4 Mini started while many of us were still processing the impact of its full-size cousin, but there was little to go on at first beyond unverifiable imagery and top-level specs. T...
12:51 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon sold 2 million iPhone 5s, 4 million iPhones in total during 2013 Q1
During Verizon's quarterly financials call, company CFO Fran Shammo let slip that of the 7.2 million smartphones that the company activated, 4 million of them were iPhones. He added that half of the...
12:24 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Twitter launching #Music app for iPhone alongside new service today
We had a strong suspicion that Twitter's new music service would figure into the company's "big announcement" promised for today, and that is indeed the case. The company confirmed on Good Morning A...
12:24 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Twitter launching #Music app for iPhone alongside new service today (update: now live)
We had a strong suspicion that Twitter's new music service would figure into the company's "big announcement" promised for today, and that is indeed the case. The company confirmed on Good Morning A...
12:03 pm - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Bump's photo-sharing Flock app now supports 15 languages
Flock, Bump Technologies' photo-sharing app, has just added localization for 15 different languages, gaining it potential international appeal. Founded by CEO David Lieb, Flock is essentially a phot...
11:33 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon added 677,000 subscribers, made a $4.8 billion profit in Q1 2013
Last quarter, Verizon was able to add a record high 2.1 million subscribers, but at the cost of a $1.93 billion net loss. Now that the company is releasing its Q1 2013 figures, are we going to see s...
11:33 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon added 677,000 subscribers, made a $1.95 billion profit in Q1 2013 (updated)
Last quarter, Verizon gained a record high 2.1 million subscribers, but thanks to Hurricane Sandy and pension-related charges, suffered a $1.9 billion net loss. Now that the company is releasing its...
11:14 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Circle Pad Pro accessory will ruin your Nintendo 3DS XL's silhouette for $20
Is it worth adding a lop-sided $20 piece of plastic to your already-substantial 3DS XL in order to gain a second analog thumb stick? It's a good question and finally one worth asking now that Ninten...
10:42 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sigma announces 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM zoom, breaks the elusive f2.0 barrier
After opening a lot of eyes with its 30mm, F1.4 DC HSM lens, Sigma's just thrown another curve at the photo community with a feat that the major players haven't managed so far: a zoom lens with a fi...
10:42 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sigma announces 18-35mm f1.8 APS-C zoom, breaks the elusive f2.0 barrier
After opening a lot of eyes with its 30mm, F1.4 DC HSM lens, Sigma's just thrown another curve at the photo community with a feat that the major players haven't managed so far: a zoom lens with a fi...
10:19 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Electron showers could create the nano-spacesuit of the future
Historically, whenever man or beast's been bombarded with massive amounts of radiation the results have either been gruesome or wholly fantastical (see: any superhero origin story). But recent resea...
10:07 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Nokia hits $7.7 billion in revenue for Q1 2013 with 5.8 million Lumias sold
Nokia may have seen an operating loss of $150 million in Q1 2013, but the news isn't all bad. The company saw revenue of $7.7 billion and managed to sell 5.6 million Lumias, which equates to a 30 pe...
10:07 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Nokia hits $7.7 billion in revenue for Q1 2013 with 5.6 million Lumias sold
Nokia may have seen an operating loss in Q1 2013, but the news isn't all bad. The company saw revenue of $7.7 billion and managed to sell 5.6 million Lumias, which equates to a 30 percent increase i...
10:00 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Pantech Vega Iron brings a 5-inch 'zero bezel' display, where zero equals 2.4mm (update)
We've got to admit that we saw some rumors about a "zero bezel" Pantech a few days ago, but ignored them because we had no idea what that meant. Now we do, however, as Pantech has made the 5-inch 10...
09:55 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Wunderlist Pro to bring collaboration in a $45 per year subscription model (video)
If you've been meaning to get your act together, you've likely waded through a sea of organizer apps, perhaps landing on the likes of Remember The Milk, Evernote and Wunderlist. The latter has focus...
09:55 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget To-do app Wunderlist Pro adds collaboration function, charges $45 annual subscription
If you've been meaning to get your act together, you've likely waded through a sea of organizer apps, perhaps landing on the likes of Remember The Milk, Evernote and Wunderlist. The latter has focus...
09:27 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget WordPress 2.3 for Android gains Holo interface and menu drawer
Bloggers have been getting plenty of love on Android as of late, and if WordPress happens to be your platform of choice, you'll be glad to know that your time in the sun has arrived. Similar to Tumb...
08:54 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget 3DS still outpacing predecessor in comparative sales, says Nintendo
It took a hefty price cut and a holiday sales boost to coax the 3DS out of its predecessor's shadow, but these days Nintendo's autostereoscopic handheld is doing just fine. NOA President Reggie Fils...
08:15 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10.1 OS preview uncovers HDR camera mode, PIN-to-PIN messaging inside Hub
If you're already starting to feel that shiny 'wow' factor fade from BlackBerry 10, then you'll be glad to know about some new features that are primed to appear with the next update. Reports are no...
07:47 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget The FT: Nokia planning phablet for 2013, 41 megapixel Lumia too
Between the Lumia Tablet and a Windows Phone device with proper PureView technology, the list of mythical Nokia devices is pretty short. The Financial Times, however, thinks that the company might b...
07:47 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget The FT: Nokia planning phablet for 2013, 41-megapixel Lumia too
Between the Lumia Tablet and a Windows Phone device with proper PureView technology, the list of mythical Nokia devices is pretty short. The Financial Times, however, thinks that the company might b...
07:47 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget The FT: Nokia planning 'phablet' for 2013, 41-megapixel Lumia too
Between the Lumia Tablet and a Windows Phone device with proper PureView technology, the list of mythical Nokia devices is pretty short. The Financial Times, however, thinks that the company might b...
06:56 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Rdio brings new sharing options to iOS app, no longer confined to Facebook and Twitter
It hasn't been all that long since the last update to Rdio's iOS app, but the music streaming service is back with yet another revision today that offers some new features and minor tweaks. The big ...
06:14 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com lets you sign in with an alias, adds 32 international email domains
Aside from the two-step verification feature revealed earlier today, Microsoft also rolled out a pair of updates for Outlook.com that are decidedly less important but welcome nonetheless. Namely, us...
05:37 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn launches redesigned iOS, Android apps with a focus on the news stream
Recent moves by LinkedIn -- including its acquisition of Pulse -- suggested its eye was towards becoming a center of its users universe for much more than simple networking or job hunting, and its l...
05:11 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Luigi edition Nintendo 3DS LL gives Mario's brother his due, but only in Japan
There must be some kind of unstated rule that Nintendo can never give the US a special edition handheld without releasing some Japan-focused models. While the company was busy promising Americans an...
04:35 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Chinese government orders Apple to remove 'obscene content' from its App Store
As a part of a sweep that cited some 198 websites, China government officials directed Apple to remove obscene content listed in its App Store in the country. Apple recently faced criticism about, a...
04:19 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)
Existing methods for controlling brain activity tend to skew the results by their very nature -- it's difficult to behave normally with a wad of optical fibers or electrical wires in your head. The ...
03:32 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Nike PHOTOiD colors Air Max sneakers with the aid of Instagram snapshots
Sure, you can head over to Nike's online shoe repository and haphazardly toggle through color options for a custom pair of kicks. Or, you could let your Instagram library do the heavy lifting. With ...
03:13 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget OUYA firmware update lets gamers change their payment info
OUYA vowed a steady stream of updates to its inaugural console on the road to a June retail launch, and it just released one of the more important examples. Among other fixes, the inconspicuously ti...
02:50 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet S Jelly Bean update starts tomorrow afternoon
After months of treading water with Ice Cream Sandwich, the Xperia Tablet S is finally being blessed with a taste of Jelly Bean. Starting tomorrow between the hours of 9AM - 10AM PT, Sony will begin...
02:31 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Twitter will unveil something 'big' on Good Morning America tomorrow
Forget music halls -- Twitter thinks morning TV talk shows are where it's at for product announcements. It used The Today Show last year to unveil a profile page redesign, and we now know it will re...
01:58 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Lynx A 3D point-and-shoot cameratablet does motion capture and 3D modeling, we go hands-on
Earlier this year, a group of enterprising students from the University of Texas unveiled the Lynx A 3D camera and asked for money to fund its construction on Kickstarter. Since then, they've soared...
01:34 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G sequel coming Q3 2013, will stick close to 5-inch screen size
LG's been teasing a big reveal for the start of May over in the US and we reckon it'll mark the official launch of the Optimus G Pro. But what about the not-so-humble Optimus G and the rest of the w...
01:14 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget Toshiba KIRAbook hands-on (video)
Take a stroll through the laptop section at Best Buy recently? If you have, you know Toshiba's got a firm stronghold on the cheapie notebook market. The thing is, $400 systems don't exactly offer hi...
12:56 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget The technology of Stanford's Laptop Orchestra (video)
SLOrk's not the most elegant name, so far as acronyms go, but Stanford's weird and wonderful Laptop Orchestra wears it pretty well. The group dates back to 2008, an outgrowth of the school's Center ...
12:34 am - Thu, April 18, 2013
Engadget LG's curved OLED displays to arrive in the second half of 2013
Alongside its wafer-thin 4K TVs, LG's curved OLED display was another product that occupies a special place in our CES memories. Fortunate, then, that the product has taken a step away from vaporwar...
11:25 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget PanaCast brings panoramic HD video to conference calls in the palm of your hand for $599 (hands-on)
Video chats have become quite popular these days, whether you're using Facetime, Skype or are attending a Google Hangout. One problem with those platforms is that they provide a limited field of vie...
10:57 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.17.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:34 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly looking to revive 'Heroes' TV show on MSNXbox
It may not be remembered quite as well as Arrested Development, but it looks like Microsoft is aiming to bring back another big network TV show on a service that's decidedly outside the bounds of tr...
10:05 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Google increases Chrome's security, singles out shady browser extensions
We know Google isn't afraid to make it rain for the sake of Chrome's security, but today's provisions appear to be an inside job. Laying the smack down on toxic browser extensions, the company intro...
09:39 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Girl Scouts could get very own video game badge, STEM-approved
Girls are gamers, too -- and not just the Nintendogs type. Though video games have commonly been ascribed a boys' club distinction, the Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games Interna...
09:11 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Arris closes deal to buy Motorola Home cable and internet biz from Google
About a year and a half after Google announced its acquisition of Motorola, it's closed a deal to sell the Motorola Home half to Arris. Motorola Home covers the company's cable TV and internet devic...
08:42 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Pocket apps updated with Send to Friend sharing and push notifications
In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Pocket has updated its Android, iOS, Mac and web apps with a new Send to Friend option. This feature allows you to pass content directly to friends along ...
08:36 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget TWC TV iOS app updated for TV streaming away from home
As we revealed a few days ago and Time Warner Cable announced yesterday, its iOS app has been updated with the ability to stream video even when away from subscriber's home networks. There's video o...
08:03 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget BBC Worldwide to offer first-run TV to Australia through Foxtel in mid-2014
Australians have long had access to the BBC, although a current four-channel lineup on Foxtel won't completely satisfy fans of British TV when it's just a sliver of the content they know. BBC Worldw...
07:44 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Provo, Utah is the third city to get Google Fiber
It was recently announced that Google Fiber is coming to Austin, and today Mountain View revealed a third city to get its ultra-fast network: Provo, Utah. The news broke today on the official Fiber ...
07:30 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Sony NEX-3N review: superior shooting on the cheap
More Info Sony NEX-3N hands-on Sony NEX-F3 review Sony NEX-C3 review Last year, Sony's peculiar move to beef up its entry-level NEX left us puzzled, and generally unimpressed. The NE...
07:08 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon has reportedly acquired Evi for voice-guided search
Amazon isn't shy about wanting to own as much of the Kindle Fire's software experience as it can, which creates a challenge when implementing voice search -- the company can't just re-skin Google No...
06:46 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget The Eye Tribe aims to bring its eye-tracking tech to Android devices with SDK this June
Eye-tracking technology on Android devices isn't exactly anything new, but Danish startup The Eye Tribe is now looking to broaden its use further with its own new set of tools. The company has been ...
06:15 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 17th: 55-inch Samsung HDTV with $400 Dell gift card in tow
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 ...
05:46 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 up for pre-order at US Cellular for $200, ships late April
Chalk up another one: in sync with Sprint and T-Mobile, US Cellular has joined the ranks of US carriers detailing their Galaxy S 4 launch plans. The mid-size provider won't commit to a more specific...
05:22 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Doodle3D aims to make 3D printing easy enough for anyone, is totally rad
You'll forgive us for frontloading this informational post about Doodle3D -- a simple sketching software tool, complete with hardware dongle, that's being Kickstarted -- with superlatives like "tota...
04:49 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Two-step verification starts rolling out for Microsoft accounts
Everyone else is doing it, so why not Microsoft right? The company has been accused of playing the "me too" game in the past, but we're not going to complain when the the end result is better securi...
04:43 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget HTC, Huawei, LG and Samsung join Power Matters Alliance, AT&T pledges wireless charging by 2014
The Power Matters Alliance (PMA) just scored another major boost. AT&T has announced that it will integrate wireless charging within select smartphones by 2014. Those TBA handsets may be manufac...
04:32 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Evernote looking to create its own hardware, first with partners then internally
Evernote may be known for its flexible suit of cloud software, but the company is apparently looking to hardware as its next evolution. CEO Phil Libin told IDG that his company won't create hardware...
04:04 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Sky Movies lands deal with Entertainment Film Distributors to stream top movies
The core of any good movie service is... good movies. We're glad to hear, then, that Sky Movies has struck a years-long deal with UK outlet Entertainment Film Distributors to stream a large number o...
03:43 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Deezer launches on Windows 8, streams music with Charms and Snaps (video)
Deezer has had an obsession with new apps lately, redesigning its Android app and kicking off its mini-app platform on mobile devices. It's only fair that Windows 8 users get to join in with a new D...
03:12 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Animal Crossing-flavored Nintendo 3DS XL bundle costs $220, arrives this June
A new Nintendo 3DS XL portable game console is headed to North America and Europe this June (in addition to Japan), and it's got a fancy limited-edition body intended to entice Animal Crossing fans....
02:51 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget HAPILABS launches HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign, we go hands-on and in-mouth
While the tech press was obsessively covering the onslaught of Ultra HD TVs and uncovering unlicensed celebrity headphones at CES 2013, the mainstream media were fawning over a fork. Now HAPIfork, t...
02:34 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Osom mashes up Craigslist and Instagram, lets you sell your beautiful things
Perhaps after wading through one too many bleach bypass photos of someone's scooter, a trio of Swedish developers thought an Instagram-like app would be an ideal way to sell such things. To wit, the...
02:17 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U's spring update, Panorama View arrive next week
Nintendo's Wii U game console is getting its promised spring update next week, said company president Satoru Iwata in a Luigi-filled video presentation this morning. The update is said to launch sof...
02:09 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Google Glass appears on eBay, you can't afford it
You're not a developer and didn't win out over the other trillion people that entered Google's #ifihadglass contest, so you'll just have to wait until the proper release, right? Perhaps not -- if yo...
02:09 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Google Glass appears on eBay, you can't afford it (updated)
You're not a developer and didn't win out over the other trillion people who entered Google's #ifihadglass contest, so you'll just have to wait until the proper release, right? Perhaps not -- if you...
01:41 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Gmail, Drive, other Google apps down for some
Vital Google services down for you? Well, you're not alone. Tips have been pouring in this AM that many of Mountain View's apps are down, including Gmail and Drive. We were able to independently con...
01:41 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Gmail, Drive, other Google apps down for some (update: back up)
Vital Google services down for you? Well, you're not alone. Tips have been pouring in this AM that many of Mountain View's apps are down, including Gmail and Drive. We were able to independently co...
01:38 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Zopo C2 embraces Aliyun OS, boasts 5-inch 1080p display, 5MP front camera and a low price
Despite the aborted launch of Acer's Aliyun-powered phone last September, the cheeky Android-based OS is now back with a handful of new devices courtesy of some local friends, with the most notable ...
01:30 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 priced at $150 on Sprint and T-Mobile, hits both carriers in late April
US launch details for the Galaxy S 4 are arriving at last, and both Sprint and T-Mobile are on the vanguard. The two carriers plan to sell Samsung's flagship for $150 in 16GB form, albeit with diffe...
12:50 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget The Hobbit will be first movie to support UltraViolet in New Zealand and Australia
Peter Jackson's homeland hasn't been too hot on UltraViolet until now, despite the cross-platform library tool's growing popularity in the US and UK. That'll change with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jo...
12:17 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's Kirabook rocks a 2560 x 1440 display, arrives May 12th starting at $1,600
Toshiba's been holding its own at the affordable end of the laptop and PC market for a while, but that doesn't mean it can't do classy. Perhaps that's why it's just announced KIRAbook, a 13-inch Ult...
12:10 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget TomTom refreshes GO sat nav, offers 3D maps and lifetime traffic information
As well as this morning's redesigned sports watches, TomTom has just launched a refreshed version of its GO GPS unit for drivers who still prefer a dedicated sat nav. The hardware comes with interac...
12:10 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget TomTom makes own-brand GPS sports watches, no Nike swoosh in sight (updated)
When it comes to GPS sport devices, TomTom has decided that it doesn't need to linger under Nike's wing anymore. An update to the Dutch company's website has just revealed a pair of wearables that i...
12:01 pm - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices
Supercapacitors are often hailed as the holy grail of power supplies, but a group of researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a lithium-ion microbattery that leaves that prized solut...
11:13 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget HP's Slate 7 set to hit UK on May 1st for 129
After concern about a slipped shipping date proved erroneous, HP's Android-packing Slate 7 has popped up at the company's UK store with a £129 price tag and a promise of availability on May 1s...
10:15 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget LG is building a washing machine that doesn't use water
Still not charmed by LG's robo-vacuum? Well, the Korean electronics manufacturer has plenty more appliances up its capacious sleeves, including a washing machine that won't require water. Alas, Senio...
09:29 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 hits the FCC en route to a spring launch
We're fairly certain that the BlackBerry Q10 will make its hometown debut on April 30th, but Thorsten and Co. haven't been very precise about when the handset will land in the US. Thanks to the FCC,...
09:02 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Mid-range HTC 606w spotted with front stereo speakers and dual soft key design
While the HTC One is facing much anticipation ahead of its launch in more regions, its price tags may not be everyone's cup of tea; but judging by the above leak, it looks like Peter Chou's willing ...
08:41 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's SC-NP10 wireless speaker now on sale for $200
We got up close and personal with Panasonic's SC-NP10 wireless speaker during the madness of CES, but came away without any details on the unit's price or release date. As of today, the company's $2...
07:19 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Appstore prepares for international availability in 'nearly 200 countries'
Amazon has big plans for its incredibly successful (we guess?) Appstore on Android, which include expansion to "nearly 200 countries," -- after rolling out in Europe and Japan -- but it's asking for...
06:13 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Ricoh unveils $800 GR compact with 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, continuous autofocus
Though it's a bit late to the large-sensor compact game, Ricoh just jumped into the fray with a model that might tempt the high-end grab and go set: the GR. Following in a trail blazed by the likes ...
04:55 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Intel execs predict Bay Trail touch-enabled laptops for $200 - $300 by the holidays
On the earnings call after Intel released its Q1 numbers, its executives faced many questions from analysts, including some asking what to expect from the company in Q4. According to CEO Paul Otelli...
03:54 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Google Play to display tablet-optimized screenshots, once developers do their part
Tired of accidentally downloading apps to your Android tablet that look best on a smartphone? If so, it appears that Google has heard your cries. The company recently updated its developer console t...
02:56 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Foxconn parent Hon Hai licenses Microsoft's patents for Android, Chrome devices
Microsoft has insisted that companies building products based on Android and Chrome are treading on ground covered by its patent portfolio for years now, and is continuing to press that claim. Today...
01:42 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget WD SmartWare Pro automates backups to both Dropbox and external drives
We're used to external hard drive makers offering some kind of backup software to add value, although it's usually forgettable for the experienced users among us -- what we erase while we're busy se...
12:56 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Facebook reportedly hires former Apple iOS 6 Maps lead Richard Williamson
Among the people affected by Apple's iOS 6 Maps debacle was claimed project head Richard Williamson, who was reportedly shown the door at the end of 2012. While the details were never directly corro...
12:33 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Glass Explorer Edition gets unboxed, photographed
We already know what Page and Co. will be packing along with Glass, but now that participants of the Explorer program have begun picking up the spectacles, we're getting a second-hand unboxing exper...
12:33 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Glass Explorer Edition gets unboxed, photographed (video)
We already know what Page and Co. will be packing along with Glass, but now that participants of the Explorer program have begun picking up the wearable hardware, we're getting a second-hand unboxin...
12:09 am - Wed, April 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 345 - 04.16.13
4K TVs for less than $1,500? That's the new world we live in, as we dive into Ultra HD, next Xbox rumors and more on this week's podcast. Meanwhile, news of the death of Panasonic plasma R&D pro...
11:27 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Jolla's reportedly launching a handset with 'Scandinavian design' next month
This year's Mobile World Congress was a rather meaningful one for Jolla, what with the launch of its Sailfish OS SDK. But what's an operating system without a proper fixture, right? To wit, DigiToda...
10:46 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.16.2013
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...
10:17 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Chrome for Business adds legacy browser support, cloud management
Not one to leave its business customers out of the loop, Google updated its Chrome for Business browser today with a couple of new features: legacy browser support and cloud-based management for Goo...
09:44 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home expands beyond the US, now up for download in Canada and the UK
Facebook promised that other countries would be getting Home for Android sometime after the US rollout, but it didn't have much more to offer in the way of specifics at its launch event earlier this...
09:16 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Google speeds up mobile web search, introduces expandable sitelinks and quick view badges
Continuing its efforts to speed up the way we find things when searching the web from our smartphones, Google is rolling out expandable sitelinks. Instead of wasting time sifting through a website t...
08:46 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Mailbox 1.2 drops the reservation system, opens up to all iOS users
Mailbox for iOS launched with much fanfare in the winter, but it also drew more than a little flak for its reservation-based access system: it's hard to get jazzed for an alternative Gmail app when ...
08:20 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Intel reports Q1 earnings: $12.6 billion revenue, $2 billion net income
Intel just reported a quarterly net income of $2 billion, with $12.6 billion in revenue for a total earnings of 40 cents per share. Net income is down 17 percent compared to Q4 2012, when the compan...
08:12 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Motorola design chief: stock Android phones, cross-carrier brands coming later this year
Back in February, Google CFO Patrick Pichette said its recent purchase, Motorola, didn't "wow" on the smartphone front, but it looks like the two companies have long since smoothed over any hard fee...
07:36 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega hands-on
When Samsung said it was having a little soiree to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S 4, we took them on their word. At the end, when they surprised us with the news of something new, for a second...
07:36 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega hands-on (video)
When Samsung said it was having a little soiree to celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S 4, we took the company on its word. At the end, when the execs present warned us of something new, we thought ...
07:14 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget HTC patents a dual-screen slider phone that you likely won't see
While HTC is certainly willing to accommodate multiple screen sizes and form factors with its phones, we suspect that some of its explorations won't go beyond the lab. If you'd like an example, see...
06:45 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Apple said to be offering replacements for 'very small number' of Apple TVs with WiFi issues
The Apple TV has seen its share of issues crop up and then be fixed by software updates, but it looks like at least some are proving to be too difficult for some fresh firmware to fix. According to ...
06:24 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Flixster is now on the Xbox 360, UltraViolet library in-hand
Warner Bros.-owned social networking slash film service Flixster is now available on the Xbox 360, bringing with it the Rotten Tomatoes rating aggregation service and UltraViolet cloud integration. ...
06:05 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget HBO and Cinemax come to Google Fiber, cable companies shaking in their boots
Google Fiber has a lot going for it, both as an ISP and a pay-TV platform. There was was one gaping hole in the service though: no HBO. Lets be honest with ourselves, its the big geeks that are look...
05:46 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GF6 announced for the US, shipping in June for $600
Panasonic's latest entry-level Micro Four Thirds cam appears to follow the design language (and perhaps usability) of its GF predecessors, but at least it's got WiFi, right? We'll hold out on passin...
05:15 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget LG invites press to "share the genius" event on May 1st
We're not quite sure what it is yet, but LG has just invited us to save the date May 1st for a special event held in New York city, in which it asks us to "share the genius" and "capture the spotlig...
05:15 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget LG invites press to 'share the genius' event on May 1st
We're not quite sure what it is yet, but LG has just invited us to save the date May 1st for a special event held in New York city, in which it asks us to "share the genius" and "capture the spotlig...
05:08 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Andy Rubin says Android was first built for cameras, we're glad he reconsidered
Most of us who've followed the history of Android tend to presume that it was a single-minded effort to open up the smartphone world. Not so, ex-Android chief Andy Rubin says. The OS co-creator just...
04:46 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft may bring back start button and boot to desktop for Windows 8.1
It's hardly a secret that the computer-buying public hasn't fallen head over heels for the Windows 8 start screen. In fact, a whole cottage industry has sprung up around returning Windows to its ver...
04:21 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook considered building an operating system for Facebook Home, but wanted greater reach
"The [story behind the history of Home] was about making an experience that flows through friends and people. We saw three ways that we could do this. One, we could go and build an operating system....
04:14 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook reportedly launching 15-second autoplaying ads this summer, taking over the space around your news feed
According to Ad Age's unnamed sources, Facebook is preparing to launch a somewhat invasive ad program this summer through its news feed. Alongside the left and right spaces outside of the news feed,...
04:05 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Telenav announces Scout for Cars: Built In, brings together phones and in-dash systems in navigation harmony
Telenav has long been a purveyor of navigation apps for phones, browsers, and cars, but today the company's revealed Scout for Cars: Built In to bring those platforms together. It's an in-dash syste...
04:05 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Telenav announces Scout for Cars: Built In, brings together phones and in-dash systems in navigation harmony (update)
Telenav has long been a purveyor of navigation apps for phones, browsers, and cars, but today the company's revealed Scout for Cars: Built In to bring those platforms together. It's an in-dash syste...
04:04 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Facebook updating iPhone and iPad app to add chat head support... today
First, the bad news. Facebook Home isn't coming to iOS anytime soon due to the underlying technologies that restrict the way apps interact with the iPhone's operating system. Now, the good news: Fac...
04:04 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 nightlies reach Xperia Z and ZL, other recent Sony models
Sony has been friendlier than many of its mobile rivals toward outside code, backing AOSP efforts even when it has had to shoulder most of the responsibilities. It's only fitting, then, that five of...
03:36 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com app update for Android brings that fresh, clean Windows Phone 8 look
Tired of that not-so-fresh-looking Outlook.com app on your Android device from all the way back in December 2012? Despair no longer, as Microsoft updated its Outlook Android app today, pushing new f...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five Linksys router bundles!
Didn't win a router bundle last week? Guess what -- you've got another opportunity! Linksys is following up with a fantastic combo of its own: five sets of its Smart WiFi 802.11ac AC1750 router (a $...
02:45 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget HP to bundle Leap Motion on select products, incorporate the tech in future devices
Leap Motion is shaping up to be 2013's hottest peripheral. Less than a year after first being announced, the company's enlisted tens of thousands of developers in its motion-controlled ranks, partne...
02:09 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Eric Schmidt: Google now at 1.5 million Android activations per day
There's a Google exec speaking at a tech conference, and that means one thing: more Android statistics. At Dive Into Mobile today, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt confirmed that the company is now s...
01:52 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Alleged 'iPad 5' case spotted in Hong Kong, hints at slimmer and narrower body
Rumors of an upcoming iPad sporting a similar design as the iPad mini go as far back as late January this year, when our reliable friends at 9to5Mac shared some clear photos of a leaked chassis (che...
01:49 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Liveblog: Google's Eric Schmidt at Dive Into Mobile 2013
Fresh off of a trip to North Korea, Google's executive chairman has found himself on stage here in New York City. Eric Schmidt is kicking off the second day of D: Dive Into Mobile 2013 here in the B...
01:25 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Terry Myerson senses urgency with iOS, calls Android 'a mess,' says WP8 is most successful in non-subsidized markets
Terry Myerson, who took over as corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division following Andy Lees' departure in 2011, is helping to kick off the second day of D: Dive Into Mobile he...
01:25 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Terry Myerson senses no urgency with iOS, calls Android 'a mess,' says WP8 is most successful in non-subsidized markets
Terry Myerson, who took over as corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows Phone division following Andy Lees' departure in 2011, is helping to kick off the second day of D: Dive Into Mobile he...
01:16 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Purdue University's ReadingMate makes the classic reading-running combo a little easier
Universities aren't just places for students to cut classes and enjoy themselves before eventually embarking on careers. They are also places where problems get solved, like the one facing runners w...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Dell unveils business- and school-friendly 13.3-inch Latitude 3330 notebook
Cash-strapped businesses and schools are getting some love from Dell today, thanks to its freshly unveiled Latitude 3330 laptop. Shipping with an entry-level price of $419, this modest machine packs...
12:25 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget R.BOT shows off Synergy Swan, a phone- or tablet-powered telepresence robot (video)
While wandering around the show floor at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, we had to stop and take a closer look at these cute-looking robots. Conveniently dubbed the Synergy Swan, this 14kg machine f...
12:01 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget 'World's fastest' home internet service hits Japan with Sony's help, 2Gbps down
Google Fiber might be making waves with its 1Gbps speeds, but it's no match for what's being hailed as the world's fastest commercially-provided home internet service: Nuro. Launched in Japan yester...
12:01 pm - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget 'World's fastest' home internet service hits Japan with Sony's help, 2 Gbps down
Google Fiber might be making waves with its 1Gbps speeds, but it's no match for what's being hailed as the world's fastest commercially-provided home internet service: Nuro. Launched in Japan yester...
11:00 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Dell unveils business- and school-friendly 13.3-inch Latitude 3330 notebook
Cash-strapped businesses and schools are getting some love from Dell today, thanks to its freshly unveiled Latitude 3330 laptop. Shipping with an entry-level price of $419, this modest machine packs...
10:14 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent Surf plugin launches in beta on both Chrome and Firefox
After four months in the alpha incubator, BitTorrent has released its Surf file-sharing plugin in beta not just for Chrome, its initial browser, but for Firefox as well. In an effort to make downloa...
09:30 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Titan supercomputer to be loaded with 'world's fastest' storage system
If you figured Titan's title of the world's most powerful supercomputer would give the folks at Oakridge National Laboratory reason to rest on their laurels, you'd be mistaken. The computer is set t...
09:02 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Tokyo court fines Google for not censoring defamatory instant search results
Remember the sad tale of the Japanese man that Google's Instant Search forced out of a job? Entering his name into the search bar, and Google's auto-complete algorithm tacked on accusations of nefar...
08:00 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Logitech unveils Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control universal remote sets for home entertainment heroes
Got no touchscreen on your living room remote? That's a shame, because Logitech and others have been flogging such universal controllers since way back when. After a long new product hiatus, the lat...
07:34 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget SugarSync for iOS gets an all-new design, multi-platform search functionality
It wasn't too long ago that SugarSync overhauled a couple of the apps it serves on different platforms, but for whatever reason the iOS version wasn't included in that round of updates. Today, thoug...
05:50 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy S 4 page lists April 30th ship date, $199 $639 price for 16GB
We saw AT&T open up a registration page for the Galaxy S 4 almost as soon as Samsung's presentation was over, but now that link is exposing a bit more information. Several tipsters let us know t...
05:11 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget YouTube for iOS updated to support live streams, TV video queuing
Google, we have to talk about your sense of timing. You've just streamed Coachella's first weekend on YouTube, and now you update the YouTube app for iOS to support live video? Better late than neve...
04:07 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Twitter reportedly in talks to add video clips from Viacom, NBC
Now that Twitter has very tentatively launched Music integration, Bloomberg is reporting its next media target is TV. According to unnamed sources, Twitter is "close" to cutting deals to integrate v...
03:30 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget MyGlass companion app arrives on Google Play, Glass setup page goes live
Between word that Explorer Editions are being produced, a reveal of spec details and documentation for the Mirror API being published, it's been a busy night for Google Glass announcements. Now, Mou...
03:28 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Google Glass support page lists tech specs for camera, battery, audio and display
The trickle of Google Glass details (they're shipping, the API is available and an Android companion app is live) has suddenly turned into a flood tonight, as 9to5Google points out a support page li...
02:45 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app will add some VOD, live TV streaming while away from home
Time Warner Cable has expanded its TWC TV IP streaming of broadcast television to several different platforms since its launch two years ago, but so far it's been limited to use inside subscriber's ...
02:04 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Skype 2.5 update for Windows Phone 8 sheds the preview label
Despite steadily advancing in version numbers, Skype for Windows Phone 8 has remained in a preview state for the past few months. It's time for the app to enter the big leagues with its 2.5 update. ...
01:19 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget Google Glass API documentation now live, Glassware sample code provided
Google painted the broad strokes of its Mirror API for Glass at SXSW in March, and now it's released comprehensive documentation, replete with example code. Despite the fact that the application pro...
12:43 am - Tue, April 16, 2013
Engadget BLU Products to use stock Android from now on, gives Vivo 4.3 new colors and Jelly Bean
BLU Products most often draws attention by launching a smorgasbord of new phones. Today, the company is more interested in rethinking the devices it already has. Starting with a just-launced Android...
11:57 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Netflix will switch from Silverlight to HTML5, explains what it's waiting for first
Due to Microsoft's confirmation that support for its Silverlight plugin will end and the rise of plugin-free browsers, Netflix will eventually need to stream to PCs using something other than the te...
11:51 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Google Glass Explorer Editions rolling off the production line, will be delivered in waves
Google just shot out an email to folks who signed up for its Glass Explorers program at I/O last year, and it's spreading word that Glass units have begun to roll off the production line for partici...
11:46 pm - Mon, April 15, 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 ...
11:24 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget HTC One for AT&T currently has an unlockable bootloader, but that'll soon change
If you're currently in the smallest (and most fortunate) of minorities to have an HTC One for AT&T in your hands, then you might want to go about unlocking its bootloader while the getting is go...
11:13 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.15.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:08 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 15th - 21st)
There aren't many premieres this week, but Syfy's new show Defiance is bringing a new approach, and our old favorite Awkward has returned. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the...
10:49 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget KidDIY: 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to shape future of innovation
The New York Hall of Science is hidden away in the Corona corner of Queens, N.Y., a primarily Hispanic neighborhood below the city's 7 subway line. Pupuserias and bodegas line pedestrian-filled 111t...
10:26 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates Bing apps for Windows 8 with RSS news, offline reading and more
Microsoft sees Windows 8 as a prime delivery vehicle for its online services, so it's rather important that the company polishes the Bing apps at the heart of its experience. Accordingly, each and e...
10:04 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile leak hints at an HTC One launch on April 24th
We've known for a while that April 19th is the big day for AT&T and Sprint versions of the HTC One, yet news of the T-Mobile version's release has been thin. If TmoNews' copy of a staff memo is ...
09:50 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Got a sec? Clear some Tetris lines on your Pebble
Put that silly smartphone back in your pocket, Tetris fan! The Pebble e-paper watch is now able to do more than just tell you when you've received a new SMS and play Snake -- a new application calle...
09:27 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Dell XPS 18 is up for pre-order online: $900 and up, shipping in May
Add this to the list of Tax Day surprises: the Dell XPS 18 all-in-one is available for pre-order online one day ahead of schedule. The giant tablet / semi-portable desktop won't actually ship until ...
09:06 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi CEO Bin Lin aims to ship 15 million superphones in 2013, expand sales beyond Asia
Bin Lin, co-founder and president of Xiaomi Corporation, has only been in the business of selling high-spec Android phones for three years. But yet, here he is, talking on stage at D:Dive Into Mobil...
09:01 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Spotify expanding into new markets, now live in Hong Kong, Mexico, Malaysia and more
Rumors around the web have pegged Spotify for an impending expansion into more countries, with an official announcement purportedly slated for tomorrow. But it looks like the company's jumped the gu...
08:45 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget EU reportedly accepts Google's antitrust concessions for online search
Google has no doubt been on pins and needles wondering whether or not the European Commission will accept the search engine changes it's proposing to avoid an antitrust showdown. If what we're heari...
08:26 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Waze CEO Noam Bardin: the future of mobile is fighting for a user's time
Noam Bardin, CEO of Waze, just took the stage here at D:Dive Into Mobile, taking part in a wide-ranging discussion hosted by Liz Gannes. Aside from dodging questions about potential acquisitions, Ba...
08:02 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS board approves Deustche Telekom's merger offer, urges shareholders to do the same
After delaying a vote on T-Mobile's final merger bid a few days ago, MetroPCS' board of directors has voiced unanimous approval and is encouraging shareholders to vote yes as well. Deutsche Telekom'...
08:02 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS board approves Deutsche Telekom's merger offer, urges shareholders to do the same
After delaying a vote on T-Mobile's final merger bid a few days ago, MetroPCS' board of directors has voiced unanimous approval and is encouraging shareholders to vote yes as well. Deutsche Telekom'...
07:57 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 15th: 55-inch Vizio HDTV and Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5
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 ...
07:30 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 hits public beta, adds Smart Previews and Advanced Healing Brush
Adobe just announced its next-gen version of Lightroom, which adds some pretty nifty Photoshop features to the company's lower-priced editing and archival offering. Photoshop Lightroom 5, which is a...
07:06 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Mozilla CEO talks Firefox OS release details, app ecosystems and carrier bloatware
Gary Kovacs, (current) CEO of Mozilla, just took the stage here at D:Dive Into Mobile 2013 in New York City. It's apt to be his last major stage appearance before stepping aside in order to "go back...
06:56 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 pre-orders live in Canada today, $199 on a three-year commitment
Samsung's next Galaxy flagship is seeking a new home in the land of hockey, maple syrup and politesse. Starting today, Canadian subscribers on Telus, Rogers or Bell will be able to pre-order the 16G...
06:30 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Kobo unveils limited edition Aura HD e-reader: 6.8-inch HD screen, ships April 25th for $169 (hands-on)
Late last year, Kobo went small. The introduction of the 5-inch Mini was no doubt, at least in part, an attempt to offer up a bit of variety in a space whose parameters are largely defined by two Go...
05:54 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Comcast to encrypt basic cable channels, require set-top box for all content
Well, this is quite a blow to basic cable viewers. Up until recently, Comcast has allowed subscribers to access certain channels without adding a set-top box for every TV -- instead, you'd simply co...
05:30 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Telenav Scout for Phones to go 3D, get crowd-sourced traffic reporting in 2013
There are plenty of choices to meet your mobile mapping needs, from feature-rich offerings from big names like Google, Apple and Nokia to crowd-sourced services like Waze. Telenav's Scout app falls ...
05:00 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget IRL: Timbuk2's Commute Messenger and Fujifilm's EF-X20 flash
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. When he's ...
04:46 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Kodak tentatively sells its scanning business to Brother for $210 million
Kodak as we once knew it has been shedding its identity piece by piece, and today it's selling off one of the more familiar cornerstones. The one-time photography legend has made an initial deal to ...
04:32 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Bluetooth bottle tells you when to drink water, doesn't care about the consequences
We've seen super-advanced solutions for purifying water, printing water, hacking water and, yes, even (partially) boiling water. None of them are of any use, though, unless we actually remember to d...
04:05 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Seiki officially prices its 50-inch 4K TV at $1,500 with a late April launch
When Seiki's 4K TV set popped up on retail listings with a price that's just a fraction of what we've seen from its more expensive rivals, we were almost convinced it was a site glitch -- that could...
03:31 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Orange brings Libon to Android, adds picture messaging to iOS version
As it promised back in November, Libon is crossing the smartphone rubicon and launching on Android, starting today. The Orange-backed WhatsApp and Viber rival brings free calls, messaging and visual...
03:14 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Bionic starts receiving Jelly Bean update, the love it needs
There's no question that the Droid Bionic has had a rough life between long delays, a more popular cousin and slow updates. Both Motorola and Verizon may be making up for lost time, however -- start...
02:48 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Select Sony Bravia W-series TVs now available for pre-order in Europe
In a quiet announcement that's decidedly less exciting than last week's 4K pricing reveal, Sony's European arm shared news today that select W-series TVs are now available for customers to pre-order...
02:32 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Verizon in talks to lease Clearwire spectrum for $1.5 billion
Verizon could be looking to bolster its wireless network with Clearwire spectrum, according to the Wall Street Journal. The potential deal, of which little is known at the moment, would see the nati...
02:07 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Pinterest now available for Barnes & Noble's Nook lineup
If you can't even contemplate e-reading without a healthy side of inspirational photos, you'll be happy to know that Pinterest is now available on Barnes & Noble's Nook devices. Amazon already o...
01:16 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget EA shuttering SimCity Social, The Sims Social and Pet Society on June 14th
For awhile, it looked like EA was ready to stake a large part of its gaming future on social networking, introducing Facebook-oriented ports like SimCity Social and The Sims Social as well as more o...
01:02 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Internet Archive expands software museum, invites you to dig in
Mention the Internet Archive, and our minds race back to the Wayback Machine, or its public domain treasure trove, or the broadcast news museum. Jason Scott, however, believes that we should be payi...
12:05 pm - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget HTC Butterfly goes pink for Mother's Day in Taiwan
Fancy a phone that's been styled after Molly Ringwald's prom dress? HTC has decided to celebrate mother's day by releasing a Butterfly in a lovely shade of #DDA4B4 -- but only for the Ducky Dales of...
11:12 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Dish Network bids $25.5 billion for Sprint, goes head-to-head with Softbank
In the battle for Sprint's heart, Dish Network always seemed to be stuck in the "friend zone". That's not the case anymore, however, now that Dish has quietly lobbed an informal $25.5 billion offer ...
10:54 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget HTC One launch vid disappears, but not before claiming it's 'everything your phone isn't' (video)
We've commented before on how HTC always seems to come in second to Samsung -- not because it has inferior hardware, but because its marketing budget is comparable to what's fallen between the cushi...
09:13 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget HTC E1 headlines company's Chinese online store with custom options (video)
While the Chinese variants of the HTC One won't be formally introduced until April 24th, we've managed to get our hands on its cousin device: the 603e that sports a similar earpiece design as the On...
08:25 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget 13-inch ASUS Taichi 31 with dual 1080p displays finally shipping after long delay
If you saw our review of the 11.6-inch Taichi 21, you'll know that its unusual dual-screen design had a pretty bad impact on battery life. ASUS is taking another crack at the whip, however, this tim...
07:07 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer AiO goes on sale in the US, unites desktop and tablet for $1,299
ASUS' distinctive Transformer AiO has been a long time in coming, having first reached our paws last June. For Americans, it's at last more than just a fantastical idea: Amazon, J&R, Rakuten and...
04:51 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget YouTube lets you relive the old-school look of VHS -- in HD
Sure, watching YouTube videos in HD is great when you want clarity, but maybe you've been yearning for that grainy, tape-recorded look. Marking what's apparently the 57th anniversary of cassette-bas...
03:27 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget How would you change LG's Optimus 4X HD?
Last year, LG went on a campaign to rebuild its reputation as a smartphone maker that could play with the big boys. When we reviewed the Optimus 4X HD, we found that it deserved to be spoken in the ...
03:14 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft gathering parts for a watch-like device
The modern smartwatch market hardly even exists, and yet it's already starting to feel very crowded. Hot on the heels of plans (official and otherwise) from Apple and Samsung, the Wall Street Journa...
01:00 am - Mon, April 15, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 8th, 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 ...
11:07 pm - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 04.08.2013
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 - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S4 availability hinted at in Staples document, pegged for April 26th on AT&T
Scrambling to find a launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S4? Staples may have just dropped a hint. According to a leaked store training sheet, AT&T will be offering the next Galaxy phone on April...
10:15 pm - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 availability hinted at in Staples document, pegged for April 26th on AT&T
Scrambling to find a launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S 4? Staples may have just dropped a hint. According to a leaked store training sheet, AT&T will be offering the next Galaxy phone on Apri...
09:30 pm - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Extreme takeover, home edition
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Facebook's management doesn't see any dichotomy in the phrase, "Go big or go home," at least as far as it might pert...
06:45 pm - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift's Tuscany demo scores unofficial support for Razer Hydra (video)
Oculus Rift's Tuscany demo was built with a good ol' fashioned keyboard and mouse setup in mind, but now it's unofficially scored support for motion controls. Sixense, the outfit behind Razer's Hydr...
03:31 pm - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget The After Math: beer, lasers and $5K 4K TVs
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages In a bid to neatly wrap up this week's events, we gaze at some high-pri...
12:33 pm - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week, Inhabitat reported that the world's first alg...
10:29 am - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week, Inhabitat reported that the world's first alg...
10:29 am - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Hawaii clears land use for the Thirty Meter Telescope, construction to start in 2014
The Thirty Meter Telescope has been under development for more than a decade, but the sheer amount of land needed on Hawaii's Mauna Kea for its namesake main mirror has proved problematic: locals ha...
07:12 am - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget New Nissan Leaf comes to the UK with battery leasing option, extended range
With price reductions on both sides of the Atlantic, and a battery replacement promise, Nissan is clearly keen to lure you over to the EV side of the fence. The latest ploy comes in the form of a ba...
04:31 am - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Detune's Korg M01D for Nintendo 3DS sparks nostalgia, lands in May (video)
This isn't the first time a Korg synth has been re-imagined in software form, it's not even the first (or second) time on Nintendo's DS. But, when Detune releases its M01D for the handheld console, ...
02:15 am - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best touchscreen monitor?
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 Icy, who wants to embrace their metro...
01:05 am - Sun, April 14, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 8th, 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, we were treated to a peek at the Lumia 928 in white, Canada's...
11:12 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung NX2000 mirrorless camera hits the FCC, may carry a touch UI
Samsung may not have shaken up its mirrorless camera line with the very evolutionary NX1100, but there's hints at the FCC of bigger things in store. A filing at the US agency has confirmed the exist...
09:00 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 4.13.13: micro-LED mind control, clear brains and clairvoyant ants
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days. Brains are complex things. Man's quest to understand this lump of gray mass has become something of a...
06:23 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget AirBeats AirHarp creator demos his forthcoming Leap Motion music apps
When it comes to developing music apps, Leap Motion's naturalistic interface seems like a no-brainer. Sure it doesn't offer the sort of tactile feedback you get from an actual instrument, but it cer...
04:36 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Duck Hunt pinball machine unites analog and PC in a nostalgia singularity (video)
We like pinball. We like classic NES games. Accordingly, it doesn't take much deduction to know that we really, really like Skit-B Pinball's Duck Hunt pinball machine. It has a fully mechanical, the...
03:06 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget DOJ identifies lower frequency spectrum as key to wireless competition
The Department of Justice has provided the FCC with new recommendations for governing spectrum auctions, and with a heavy emphasis on leveling the playing field, the findings are likely to draw the ...
01:27 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home now available for almost any Android device
Despite an early leak on Monday, once again the internet lit-up with chatter about the release of Facebook Home in the Google Play store. All good and well if you find yourself in the right place wi...
01:27 pm - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home now (unofficially) available for almost any Android device
Despite an early leak on Monday, once again the internet lit-up with chatter about the release of Facebook Home in the Google Play store. All good and well if you find yourself in the right place wi...
10:25 am - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Telus reportedly in talks to buy Mobilicity, spectrum likely to be the prize
Canadians have been enjoying a minor renaissance in wireless competition since its AWS auction allowed a slew of smaller carriers to join the fray. Unfortunately, that diversity might be shrinking s...
07:43 am - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft makes Bing image search more social with one-click sharing to Pinterest
Companies know how important it is to make their products as friendly as can be with third-party social websites, and Microsoft, for one, has done a pretty fantastic job at making sure the team behi...
04:58 am - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget AAP reports e-books now account for over 22 percent of US publishers' revenue
It's well off the triple year-over-year growth that e-books saw a few years ago, but the latest report from the Association of American Publishers shows that e-books did inch up even further in 2012...
03:11 am - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo of America retiring several Wii online services on June 28th
Earlier today, Nintendo announced that several of the original Wii's online services will fade to black in the console's homeland. Adding to the carnage, the company confirmed that us yankees are fa...
02:02 am - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Seiki 50-inch 4K TV on sale for $1,299, offers Ultra HD for a regular HD price
The entry price for Ultra HDTV plunged by more than $10,000 earlier this week thanks to Sony's new 4K sets, but now it's going even lower with this model from Seiki. The brand is new to the US marke...
12:36 am - Sat, April 13, 2013
Engadget Verizon confirms 12-month Device Payment Plan for phones is launching April 21st
Look: we know many on Verizon aren't happy that the carrier has revealed plans to lengthen its upgrade intervals right as smartphone update season is hitting full stride. However, there may be a con...
11:48 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Uber vows to roll out service where it has 'tacit approval,' with precautions
If you hadn't gathered, Uber's app-based taxi service isn't always welcome wherever it goes. The company is tired of that fighting just to maintain its business, so it's defining its expansion polic...
11:03 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.12.2013
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...
09:53 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget ZTE Director arrives at US Cellular, takes charge of entry-level Android
US Cellular has had precious few truly low-cost smartphones running an Android build that wasn't baked in 2010. For those who'd like something a little fresher, the ZTE Director is here. While it's ...
09:07 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Google buys social prediction startup Behavio
Google has added yet another team to its ever growing list of acquisitions. Startup Behavio, announced it is joining the Mountain View crew and shutting down its closed alpha. The company built its ...
09:07 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Social prediction startup Behavio joins Google (update)
Google has added yet another talented group to its team ever growing list of acquisitions. Startup Behavio announced it is joining the Mountain View crew and shutting down its closed alpha. The comp...
08:58 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Bacteria completes epic Unity project, crams 15 consoles in one
When it comes to modding consoles there are two names that generally stand above the rest: Mr. Benjamin J. Heckendorn and the man known as Bacteria. The latter has done his fair share of portable ma...
08:31 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Facebook Home's assortment of abodes
As you may have heard, Facebook Home has finally made its way to a select number of devices from HTC and Samsung. While the initial rollout was a little shaky, we were able to grab the social networ...
08:00 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: The fiber fight for Austin's future
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There comes a time in every modern geek's life when they seriously consider moving to Kansas City, simpl...
07:38 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget ASUS FonePad ships April 26th in the UK, up for pre-order now
Back when ASUS first introduced that unorthodox FonePad to the masses at MWC, the Taiwanese company said the 7-inch device would be arriving in the European market at some point in March. Fast forwa...
07:17 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 176 - 04.12.13
Home is where the heart is. No doubt that's a sentiment we're sure Facebook would likely agree with. What, however, do our trusty mobile editors think on the matter? Brad and Myriam might only have ...
06:56 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Panasonic buries rumors of plasma TV's death
A certain demographic of home theater connoisseurs has fretted for a few weeks over talk that Panasonic might end plasma TV production and research -- would viewers have to resort to anything so vul...
06:32 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget PebbleOS 1.10 supports third-party watch faces, sorts out iOS issues
Pebble has been on a rapid cadence with smartwatch updates to justify those crowdfunded dollars, and it's not letting up just because watch shipments are well underway. PebbleOS 1.10 has arrived wit...
06:00 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Self-driving cars FTW, but not for everybody
I drive a two-seat roadster known for its great handling. The last thing I want is for a machine to take the steering wheel out of my hands. My car company isn't into self-driving cars, but others a...
05:41 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home hits Google Play today, available for select Android devices
Chat heads, a virtual carousel of full screen (Instagram) images and enough status updates to let you keep close stalkerly tabs on your nearest and dearest -- that's what Facebook's got in Home. And...
05:30 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Best-selling author Daniel H. Wilson on naming robotic villains and high-end gaming PCs
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our weekly smattering of qu...
05:03 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget TSMC narrows production of 16nm FinFET chips to late 2013, wants 10nm in 2015
For as often as TSMC has extolled the virtues of FinFET chip designs, we've been wondering exactly when we'd find them sitting in our devices. Thanks to competition from rival semiconductor firms, w...
04:36 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Verizon upgrade eligibility extends to a full two years, New Every Two credits expire April 15th
Verizon subscribers, we hope your device habits don't revolve too closely around that 20-month upgrade cycle: it's about to get longer. Big Red has confirmed that upgrade eligibility will now start ...
04:12 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget UK investigates in-app purchases for possible consumer law violations
Suffice it to say that unmonitored in-app purchases by kids have proved problematic -- most of all for the parents who first learn about them through a gigantic bill. The UK's Office of Fair Trading...
03:39 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Android updated with chat head support
If you're an absolute Facebook addict, then today is the day you've been waiting for. Home should officially be hitting the Play store at some point today. In preparation for its debut, the company ...
03:10 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 339 - 04.12.13
How many inches across should your device's screen be? Well, according to Samsung that's a solid 6.3. Or was that 5.8? Oh, right, now we remember... it was definitely eight. Precisely double the num...
02:46 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Russia plans over $50 billion in space spending by 2020, eyes space weapon deterrent by 2030
We've already seen the Obama administration announce its latest budget for NASA this week, and now President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia will be spending more than $50 billion in its sp...
02:22 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget PSA: Pick up your T-Mobile iPhone 5 today
It's really happening. Starting today, you'll be able to pick up an iPhone 5 with that Magenta hue. T-Mobile are offering the device both in retail and online, starting at $100 plus 24 monthly insta...
02:04 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Google and T-Mobile are streaming Coachella live on YouTube April 12th - 14th
Dig hazy music festivals, but tickets to Coachella are too expensive? Don't fret, Google and T-Mobile may have the next best thing. For the third consecutive year the folks from Mountain View will a...
01:42 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Next-gen mobile Kepler graphics demoed, said to make current tablet games look like 'vintage 1999' (video)
Jen-Hsun Huang took to the stage during NVIDIA's recent investor day to show off an interesting video, which VentureBeat fortunately managed to capture. It's embedded after the break and consists of...
01:30 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 86: The return of Roku's simple set-top box
Prior to the company's recent milestone announcement, Roku released its latest streaming effort. In a smokin' hot issue of our weekly, the Roku 3 gets put through the full review treatment to see ju...
01:03 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Rockmelt says goodbye to its social web browser, says hello to Rockmelt for Web
It was a good ride while it lasted, but the browser wars haven't been kind to Rockmelt, which has announced that it'll cease supporting its socially-inclined desktop browser sometime in the next few...
12:38 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget NYPD now has Android smartphone arsenal to pull up records, identify perps
Thanks to an NYPD pilot program, over 400 officers now have special Android smartphones that allow them to pull up suspect data on the spot, according to the New York Times. Patrol car-mounted lapto...
12:05 pm - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Tiny DARPA chip has six-axis inertial guidance for military GPS backup
Before satellites, getting from A to B without radio signals involved cumbersome inertial systems found only on advanced civilian and military aircraft. Those are still the best backup for GPS, and ...
10:21 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget O2 Refresh plans split service and handset charges for easy upgrades
Most people will have some experience of lugging around a tired handset, knowing they've an eternity to wait before upgrading. UK carrier O2 has just announced its solution to phone fatigue called O...
09:23 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm users get One Tree Hill, The West Wing and other Warner Bros TV serials
LoveFilm just chalked up another rights deal, this time with Warner Bros International TV Distribution. As of today, subscribers to the Amazon-owned UK streaming service will get access to serials l...
09:22 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive test-driven, quietly tears up the track (video)
Sure, Mercedes-Benz is building all-electric vehicles for the daily grind, but none can deny the 750-horsepower SLS AMG Electric Drive is by far its most exciting EV. One lucky test-driver -- Chris ...
08:56 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Nintendo to retire Wii network services in Japan, including the Weather Channel
No one disputes that the Wii is old, but old enough to retire? It seems so, at least in the case of a number of its internet services, which Nintendo has scheduled for closure on June 28th. An End o...
08:22 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget GTA radio brings its broadcasts to iTunes and Spotify
From Vice to San Andreas and on to Liberty City, Rockstar Games has digitally boxed up playlists for eight of its Grand Theft Auto titles which are now available on Spotify and iTunes. "As a service...
07:51 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Medion Akoya P2004 gives the UK an understated 24-inch all-in-one for 500
Medion isn't the best-known PC badge outside of Europe, but it does have an occasional eye for sleek design. We'd say the Lenovo-backed company's new Akoya P2004 offers that kind of style UK crowd. ...
06:58 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Verizon intros new $35 prepaid plan for basic phones, for those not keen on the 'smart' era
For some time now, Verizon and other carriers have slowly but surely shifted focus from "dumb" handsets to ones that are much more intelligent, with data-driven shared plans being one of the strateg...
06:06 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Google Play Books for iOS catches up to Android version with mapping info, user guide
Apple devices will finally get a Google Play Books update received by Android users back in September that packs a couple of useful new flourishes. The headliner is a geographical look-up feature th...
05:27 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Turntable.fm's Piki for iOS shapes streaming music around friends' tastes
Turntable.fm's live music rooms are great for inflicting our questionable choices in music on others, with one major catch: everyone has to be in a virtual room at the same time. The company's new P...
04:43 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Google delivers EU antitrust concessions, now subject to feedback from rivals
There's no question that most of the talk between Google and EU regulators over the firm's search ranking practices have taken place behind closed doors, but now the antitrust inquiry is one step cl...
03:59 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Creative T3150 delivers stealthy, 2.1-channel Bluetooth audio on the cheap
Bluetooth speakers still tend to revolve around portable designs, but there's been a gradual shift toward traditional-looking speakers that just happen to have short-range wireless as an option. Cre...
03:14 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: Twitter's music app launches April 12th
Hungry for the fruits of Twitter's latest acquisition? According to AllThingsD, you won't have to wait long. The usual unnamed sources have told the outlet that Twitter's new music app is due out th...
03:14 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: Twitter's music app launches April 12th (update: music site appears)
Hungry for the fruits of Twitter's latest acquisition? According to AllThingsD, you won't have to wait long. The usual unnamed sources have told the outlet that Twitter's new music app is due out th...
03:14 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: Twitter's music app launches April 12th (update: music site, description appears)
Hungry for the fruits of Twitter's latest acquisition? According to AllThingsD, you won't have to wait long. The usual unnamed sources have told the outlet that Twitter's new music app is due out th...
02:30 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 11:30PM ET!
We know what you're thinking: it's about time. It's been an amazingly hectic two weeks, and Myriam was on the brink of death (okay, it was a burst appendix, but still scary!). But we have another le...
01:56 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget ASUS Qube to launch on April 23rd, says GTV Source, will cost $129
Remember that Google TV device ASUS brought out at CES? It could be available later this month. When the ASUS Qube's March 2013 release window passed without fanfare, the folks at GTV Source took no...
01:08 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget Oculight LED hack gives the Oculus Rift a hint of peripheral vision (video)
Although the Oculus Rift is one of the more ambitious attempts at making virtual reality accessible, its lack of peripheral version is all too familiar -- it's much like staring into a pair of porth...
12:23 am - Fri, April 12, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F7 leaked as potential suitor for Boost Mobile
Travel back to the time of Mobile World Congress and you'll surely recall the LG Optimus F7, a well-specced mid-tier smartphone that left us quite impressed. Now, @evleaks has shared a peek of the d...
11:42 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Twitter acquires music discovery service We Are Hunted, readies music app?
Last month, rumors swirled that Twitter had acquired music discovery service We Are Hunted to fold it into a forthcoming music app. Today, that acquisition has been made official, with the We Are Hu...
11:24 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.11.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
11:07 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Samsung's eggplant-flavored Galaxy S III
Main Entry: purple  [pur-puhl] Part of Speech: noun, adjective Definition: blue and red colors mixed together Synonyms: amaranthine, amethyst, blue-violet, bluish red, color, heliotrope, lavend...
10:51 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Huawei G510 heads to Vodafone UK, puts Jelly Bean on a budget
Huawei's G510 isn't what you'd call a screamer. In fact, the handset's more of what the Chinese market refers to as a "1,000 yuan" phone, or as we so benignly call it: a budget device. Formerly avai...
10:22 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Edison2 shows off an updated Very Light Car EV by exposing its unique frame (hands-on)
We've had a few looks at Edison2's Very Light Car (VLC) project including its gasoline-powered X-Prize winning incarnation, but today's EV looked a bit different. In an event at the Henry Ford Museu...
09:53 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Computer composition pioneer David Cope discusses his iPad app (video)
We probably shouldn't have been surprised when David Cope excitedly asked us if we'd like to see his new iPad app, as we began packing up our shoot for a forthcoming Engadget Show episode. After all...
09:23 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Twitter expands Trends to 160 new locations
Is the Ukraine hooked on Game of Thrones? What's Kenya's favorite Justin Bieber song? Thankfully, those questions (and more) may finally be answered, with the expansion of Twitter's Trends offering....
09:13 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Jelly Bean update for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket now available
We've witnessed AT&T deliver a very fresh Android experience to a number of Samsung's galactic handsets in the past few months, but we definitely won't complain when others get the same treatmen...
08:44 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn acquires Pulse news reader for $90 million
LinkedIn has been pretty clearly repositioning itself as a source for news as of late, and it's now made that shift even clearer with a fairly major acquisition. The company announced today that it ...
08:18 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung Series 9 Premium with Intel Core i7 and 1080p display available now for $1,400
Last month, Samsung outed an update to the 13-inch Series 9 that saw its 1,600 x 900 LCD display replaced with the glory of full 1080p. And starting today, that Windows 8 Ultrabook is going on sale ...
07:52 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget English Premier League to adopt goal-line technology next season, Hawk-Eye to be the provider
Football's ruling body, FIFA, has already decided that goal-line technology will be used at next year's World Cup in Brazil, which, in and of itself, was an indirect nod for other competitions to fo...
07:27 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget University of Michigan's GapSense may help WiFi harmonize with wireless neighbors
WiFi is an unintentional bully in the wireless world: as it has to be powerful and respond quickly, it tends to drown out less demanding protocols like Bluetooth and ZigBee. The University of Michig...
07:00 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
It's a full house today. With Brian and Peter out, Tim will be joined by Dana, Ben, Joseph and, no doubt, various technologically-themed stuffed animals. You can squeeze in too, just after the break...
06:41 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Sprint leak reportedly has LTE in Los Angeles, 20 other markets on April 12th (update)
Sprint has been teasing for weeks that its LTE network would soon launch in Los Angeles. If a fresh leak from Phone Arena proves true, we may at last be down to the final hours before the Now Networ...
06:41 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Sprint leak reportedly has LTE reaching Los Angeles, 20 other markets on April 12th (update)
Sprint has been teasing for weeks that its LTE network would soon launch in Los Angeles. If a fresh leak from Phone Arena proves true, we may at last be down to the final hours before the Now Networ...
06:14 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Google's Inactive Account Manager secures your digital existence after you kick the bucket
If you're worried about what will happen to your mounds of digital data when you pass away, Google has just announced a feature for keeping said libraries secure. The outfit's Inactive Account Manag...
05:49 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Philips TLED lamp prototype combines efficiency, brightness and warmth
We know what you're thinking: "light bulbs? Yawwwwn." But we'll say this, Philips has done something pretty impressive and interesting with its TLED prototype lamp. Generally LED bulbs use either a ...
05:28 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung NX1100 ILC now shipping for $600 with bundled Lightroom 4
Samsung's quietly introduced replacement for the NX1000, the NX1100, just hit stores today with a $600 price tag. The camera, which sports a 20.3-megapixel CMOS sensor, 921k-dot, 3-inch LCD, 8 fps R...
04:00 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Otterbox iPhone 4 4S Defender case with iON Intelligence launching April 18th for $130 (video)
It was at CES that we were first introduced to Otterbox's Defender case with iON Intelligence, which promises to keep phones alive in two ways: by shielding them from physical abuse, and by serving ...
03:46 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Touch Bionics' latest 'i-limb' offers a powered rotating thumb, smartphone controls
Touch Bionics' i-limb prosthetic hand has advanced quite a bit in recent years, adding features like Bluetooth connectivity and upgraded fingers. Now the company has made available its latest revisi...
03:19 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Zuckerberg, Schmidt, Mayer and others back FWD.us tech political lobby group
If you thought that Mark Zuckerberg's aspirations ended at command your smartphone, then think again. The Facebook chief has teamed up with a raft of other tech heavyweights including Eric Schmidt, ...
02:41 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia patent application outs Surface-esque 'apparatus cover with keyboard'
Apparently Nokia's interested in Microsoft's tablet cover slash keyboard market, filing a patent application today with the US Patent and Trade Organization for an "apparatus cover with keyboard." T...
02:06 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia outs firmware for Lumia 620, 820 and 920 for better touch, camera action
Owners of Nokia's Lumia 620, 820 and 920 are getting some firmware joy as the Swedish Finnish firm just released a new update for the Windows Phone 8 handsets. It'll bring improved auto screen brigh...
01:37 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Waterstone's founder building a digital all-you-can-read short fiction service in the UK
Waterstone's founder Tim Waterstone has decided to go toe-to-toe with Amazon, but only in the short fiction space. He's launching Read Petite, a short-and-serialized fiction service that'll charge u...
01:05 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Research team restores monkey's hand function with artificial neural connection
Scientists working together from Japanese and American universities may have made a pretty large leap in restoring neural function for those with non-paralyzing spinal cord injuries. The researchers...
12:33 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Numark announces Mixtrack Quad four-channel DJ controller, we go hands on
Who'd have thunk it? Numark, at a music trade show with a new another DJ controller for your consideration. This time it has taken its popular Mixtrack console, and doubled down on the number of cha...
12:33 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Numark announces Mixtrack Quad four-channel DJ controller, we go hands-on
Who'd have thunk it? Numark, at a music trade show with a new another DJ controller for your consideration. This time it has taken its popular Mixtrack console, and doubled down on the number of cha...
12:02 pm - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Google bestows the Nexus 10 with covers, available now for $29.99
Sure, you may own the highest res Android tablet on the block, but is your Nexus 10 really all that special when it's as naked as everyone else's? Problem, meet solution: the Nexus 10 cover from Goo...
11:26 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Miami judge accuses Samsung, Apple of using the courts 'as a business strategy'
Miami U.S. District Judge Robert Scola had choice words for Apple and Samsung during one of the pair's many patent disputes, accusing the two of of having "no interest in efficiently and expeditious...
11:26 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Miami judge accuses Google, Apple of using the courts 'as a business strategy' (updated)
Miami U.S. District Judge Robert Scola had choice words for Apple and Samsung Google during a patent dispute between the pair, accusing the two of of having "no interest in efficiently and expeditio...
10:56 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Panasonic reveals pricing for (most) 2013 HDTVs, puts plasma R&D on ice
Panasonic's NYC press event had more than pricing for its media streamers and Blu-ray players, as the company also put tags on its 2013 HDTVs. While it wasn't ready to announces MSRPs for its top of...
10:34 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Hands-on redux: Creative's Interactive Gesture Camera at IDF 2013 Beijing (video)
At IDF 2013 in Beijing, Intel is again making a big push for perceptual computing by way of voice recognition, gesture control, face recognition and more, and to complement its free SDK for these fu...
10:05 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Hacker claims he can remotely hijack airplanes using an Android app
Hugo Teso, a security consultant who also happens to be a trained commercial pilot, says he's developed an Android app that can make an airliner "dance to his tune" by attacking its flight managemen...
09:44 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Korg announces Volca analog synth series, we go eyes-on
Korg's love of the mini-analog synth clearly remains strong as it's added three more new ones to the fold -- the Volca Beat, Volca Bass and Volca Keys (the clue to what they do is in the names). Whi...
09:22 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega is official and comes in 6.3- and 5.8-inch sizes
We knew Samsung was planning more devices, but we didn't expect the arrival of two Galaxy Mega smartphones at the same time. Proving that Samsung are willing to test out any screen-size, the 6.3-inc...
09:03 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Cinemagram expands its horizons to Android, lets you create animated GIFs on the fly
The iOS legion has been able to play around with Cinemagram since February of last year, but now it's finally time for Android users to also experience what the app's all about. And while there are ...
08:08 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Dropbox adds six languages to its repertoire, throws in photo improvements for Android app
Dropbox's gone a little bit more global, adding Russian, Polish, Indonesian, Malaysian, and Traditional and Simplified Chinese language support to its file sharing service. The translated versions a...
07:46 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Malaysia's Ministry of Education goes gaga for Google, adopts Chromebooks and Apps for Education
In the past, "going Google" was something only cities or state and federal governments did -- transitioning entire systems to the tech giant's cloud. But now, entire countries are making the leap an...
07:03 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget UK finally gets access to Google's Map Maker editing tool
Those red pins look almost like little hearts, revealing which countries have been showered with the affection of Google's crowdsourced map improvement tool and those -- like the UK -- that have so ...
06:26 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung puts 128-gigabit 3-bit cell flash into production, plans to build more memory cards
Flash memory advancements usually sing the same tune: faster, smaller and high-density. Improve one of these attributes, and you've go the makings of a better chip on your hands. Samsung is focusing...
05:48 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass nabs update, now supports 7-inch or larger tablets, always-on Experiences
Microsoft's SmartGlass for Android app has just hit version 1.5 thanks to a fresh update on Google Play. The app, which lets users control their XBox via a smartphone or tablet, will now be optimize...
05:48 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass nabs Android update, now supports 7-inch or larger tablets, stops screen sleep
Microsoft's SmartGlass for Android app has just hit version 1.5 thanks to a fresh update on Google Play. The app, which lets users control their XBox via a smartphone or tablet, will now be optimize...
05:48 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Xbox SmartGlass nabs Android update with support for 7-inch or larger tablets, screen sleep override
Microsoft's SmartGlass for Android app has just hit version 1.5 thanks to a fresh update on Google Play. The app, which lets users control their XBox via a smartphone or tablet, will now be optimize...
05:34 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile improves its bid for MetroPCS, prompts MetroPCS to delay its vote
While executives at T-Mobile and MetroPCS may be ready to close their merger, some shareholders aren't -- major advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has been recommending that MetroPCS i...
04:53 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget China UnionPay and Intel join forces for secure mobile payment
At IDF's second-day keynote in Beijing today, Intel announced its collaboration with bank card giant China UnionPay for secure mobile payment, with the latter utilizing Intel's Identity Protection T...
04:09 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft's next generation of Surface tablets include a 7-inch version
Wonder what a Nexus 7 / Kindle Fire / iPad Mini fighter from Microsoft would look like? You may find out soon, as the Wall Street Journal has just posted a "breaking news" alert that it's heard Micr...
04:09 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft's next generation of Surface tablets includes a 7-inch version
Wonder what a Nexus 7 / Kindle Fire / iPad Mini fighter from Microsoft would look like? You may find out soon, as the Wall Street Journal has just posted a "breaking news" alert that it's heard Micr...
03:12 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro update features detailed: Smart Video, Dual Camera, recording (video)
While the biggest question concerning LG's 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro -- when will it ship in the US -- remains officially TBA, the company has posted a video preview (embedded after the break) of the s...
03:12 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro update features detailed in a walkthrough video (update)
While the biggest question concerning LG's 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro -- when will it ship in the US -- remains officially TBA, the company has posted a video preview (embedded after the break) of the s...
03:12 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro update features detailed in a walkthrough video (update: arrives April 12th)
While the biggest question concerning LG's 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro -- when will it ship in the US -- remains officially TBA, the company has posted a video preview (embedded after the break) of the s...
02:22 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget Beamz teams up with Virtual DJ on interactive music system, we go lasers-on (video)
Beamz has been firing lasers in the name of limb-flailing performance for a few years. Today, it's announced it's working with popular music-mixing software Virtual DJ to provide the aural filling i...
01:25 am - Thu, April 11, 2013
Engadget US budget has NASA planning to capture an asteroid, USAF reviving DSCOVR (video)
Many have lamented the seeming decline of the US space program. While we're not expecting an immediate return to the halcyon days, the President's proposed federal budget for fiscal 2014 could see s...
11:48 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat learns habits, matches your neon decor (video)
Honeywell has had WiFi-capable thermostats on the market for some time, but few of them would be a great match for home interiors that have escaped 1980s beige chic. The company's new Wi-Fi Smart T...
10:49 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.10.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: When tech can't save us from road rage
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. So I'm driving home the other night after a decent day of work, l...
09:45 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget NAB 2013 wrap-up: Sony 4K TVs, Red, Blackmagic, Thunderbolt and more!
The National Association of Broadcasters' annual event in Vegas may not offer the same blitz of high-profile gadgets as CES, but this show is hardly a quiet one. In fact, the excitement kicked off b...
09:35 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Google forms the Glass Collective to invest in eye technology entrepreneurs
Google believes that it's naive to build a wearable technology like Google Glass and expect successful businesses to simply materialize from thin air; those firms will need a financial nudge, too. A...
09:33 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook now lets you share your consumerism with linked pages
If emoticons weren't enough to spice up your status updates on Facebook, the social network has added the ability to convey what users are watching, reading, listening to or just merely consuming vi...
09:17 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget IDC: PC shipments in Q1 faced their steepest known drop to date
If Windows 8 is the ticket to a bounce-back in PC sales, it's going to be a long, slow recovery. At least, as long as you ask IDC. It estimates that worldwide computer shipments in the first quarter...
09:01 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget LG adds PayPal to its smart TV platform for faster app purchases
Looking to jumpstart interest in its in-house ecosystem, LG is adding PayPal as a software purchasing option for its latest line of smart TVs, making it the first manufacturer to natively use the se...
08:46 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 10th: Canon PIXMA PRO-100 and 65-inch Samsung 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 ...
08:30 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Dropbox for Teams becomes Dropbox for Business, adds single sign-on for good measure
As often as Dropbox has been courting serious cloud storage users with Dropbox for Teams, it doesn't feel that the name reflects the company's loftier ambitions -- so it's giving the service a rebra...
08:15 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 undressed on camera, found to be easily repairable
If you damage the microUSB connector, SIM slot or camera module on Samsung's new Galaxy S4, you may not need to spend a lot of time or cash swapping in replacements. Of course, you'll need to get th...
07:58 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Chrome Beta for Android adds fullscreen for phones, tab history on tablets
Chrome Beta for Android just hit version 27 today, delivering with it a few nice enhancements to what is already arguably the best mobile browser on the market. The two biggest tweaks are the abilit...
07:29 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Monster Watts WiQiQi puts wireless charging in Samsung Galaxy phones without new cases
Samsung already has wireless charging options for phones like the Galaxy S4, but they require a separate cover that adds a slight amount of bulk. For Monster Watts, that's still too much. The compan...
07:09 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Foursquare 6.0 for iOS shifts the focus to exploration with a new home screen
Those who've had the redesigned Foursquare for Android are familiar with the app's greater priority on exploring local haunts; it's the iOS' users' turn now that Foursquare 6.0 is here. The update p...
06:41 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Want to work at Engadget? We're hiring news writers and review editors!
We know you're out there, dear future Engadget writer, but we need you here with us -- where we can touch you, teach you and pay you to write about all those gadgets you love so much. Professional w...
06:29 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget vi-RABT improves ankle rehabilitation with virtual reality and robotics
We obviously love our gadgets around here. But, as worked up as we get for things with octa-core processors and 4K displays, what really excites us about technology is its ability to improve people'...
06:14 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs announces plans to step down
It's been less than three years since Gary Kovacs came on as CEO of Mozilla and the former Adobe exec is already planning his next venture, which he says will be more commercial in nature. Later thi...
05:57 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Next Xbox rumors point to HDMI passthrough and cable TV integration
While the world waits to find out the facts about Microsoft's next videogame console, new rumors have popped up suggesting what its plans to go all-in on the Xbox-as-media center concept entail. Acc...
05:51 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Apple said to be ditching Samsung in favor of TSMC for A7 CPU
The fact that Apple relies upon Samsung, its arch-rival, for a healthy amount of its components, is one of the biggest paradoxes in the tech industry. Still, if The Korea Times is to believed, the u...
05:33 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Novation announces Launchpad S with better MIDI support, we go hands-on (video)
A couple of years is a pretty good run in MIDI controller-land. It was 2009 when Novation's Launchpad turned the Ableton world onto its simplistic charms. It appears, however, the firm's decided it ...
05:09 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft roadmap leak shows Office for iOS and Android to be released in fall of 2014
Despite a recent preoccupation with the web-based Office 365 service, the folks in Redmond haven't stopped working to bring regular MS Office to mobile users. ZDNet reports that a leaked Microsoft O...
05:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL review: a giant phone in a surprisingly compact frame
Sony took a rather unusual path with its flagship smartphone for 2013: it designed the hardware twice. The Xperia Z is ostensibly the star of the show with its glass body and waterproofing, but it's...
04:58 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Heineken Ignite concept imagines a future of interactive, LED-laden beer bottles
It's not the first time Heineken has found itself at the intersection of beer and technology, but the Dutch brewer's latest effort has resulted in a first of sorts for the company: its first "intera...
04:54 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Roku passes 5 million players sold in the US, shows off with a few more stats
Five years after the original Roku launched and just weeks after the release of the Roku 3, the company has announced lifetime US sales of 5 million units. The proclamation comes attached to a detai...
04:44 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget SimCity enables budding city developers on Mac starting June 11th, 'update 2.0' in the works
SimCity's reboot has seen its fair share of tumult since launching for PC earlier this year -- massive queues to log in, downed servers, and a messy (attempted) public relations cleanup. Things have...
04:32 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Oppo squashes the smartphone further, quad-core 6.13mm device rumored for late April
Slimline smartphones are kind of Oppo's thing. While the company's latest phone, the Find 5, was a trim 8.8mm, the Finder that came before it measured in at just 6.65mm. Well, it looks like Oppo st...
04:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show is nominated for a Webby Award!
The past year and a half has been a period of big changes for the Engadget Show, eschewing our longstanding studio format for a new kind of program that's given us the freedom to travel the world, i...
04:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Scosche BoomBottle ships for $150, just in time to serenade fellow cyclists (video)
Scosche promised a soundtrack to our biking and hiking when it unveiled the BoomBottle back in January; conveniently, it's shipping the Bluetooth speaker right as the spring thaw lets us give the pe...
03:38 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Moog's Paul Vo takes his Vo-96 "acoustic synthesizer" prototype to Kickstarter (video)
Moog's LEV-96 Sensoriacuator was a prototype tool that magnetically altered the vibration of an acoustic guitar's strings to extract 96 simultaneous harmonics. While the company seemingly passed on ...
03:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Apple reaches smartphone patent licensing deal, agrees to pay Japanese company $10 million for rights
You can't normally read about IP and the mobile industry without coming across two endlessly warring tech companies -- especially when Apple is involved. But today marks a different sort of patent e...
02:44 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget EU countries to allow reuse of public data, including from libraries and museums
Believe it or not, the European Union's public data hasn't been very public: despite a 2003 directive, there wasn't a clear right to reuse weather or other vital data, whether it's for an app or a s...
02:07 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung kicks off Galaxy S4 ad campaign with new TV spots, focus on features
We may still not have exact launch dates for the Galaxy S4 on all carriers, but the launch is approaching -- and with it, Samsung's latest big ad campaign. From the looks of the first few TV spots, ...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Numark Edge ultra-portable DJ controller announced, we go hands-on (video)
Just when you thought Numark couldn't invent any more DJ controllers, it's done it again. This time it's MusikMesse at Frankfurt, with the little guy you see above -- the Mixtrack Edge. It's describ...
02:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Numark Mixtrack Edge ultra-portable DJ controller announced, we go hands-on (video)
Just when you thought Numark couldn't invent any more DJ controllers, it's done it again. This time it's MusikMesse at Frankfurt, with the little guy you see above -- the Mixtrack Edge. It's describ...
01:16 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget HTC delivers source code for the One and Droid DNA
If you loved the One's hardware, but weren't quite sold on HTC's software notions, the company's looking to get the smartphone dabblers on board by releasing the source code for several iterations o...
01:00 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Burner now lets Android users have disposable phone numbers, gives iOS app a refresh
Many months have gone by since we first heard about Ad Hoc Labs' Burner application, which brought a new kind of disposable digits service to folks with an iPhone. Well, starting today, those with a...
12:46 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift gets torn down by iFixit, adds high repairability to its kudo list
The Oculus Rift VR headset has had a wild ride so far after hitting its Kickstarter goal in a single day, raising a whopping $2,437,429 and gaining accolades along the way to the release of a develo...
12:46 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift gets torn down by iFixit, adds high repairability to its kudos list
The Oculus Rift VR headset has had a wild ride so far after hitting its Kickstarter goal in a single day, raising a whopping $2,437,429 and gaining accolades along the way to the release of a develo...
12:36 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget iPhone maker Hon Hai sees sudden 19 percent sales drop in 2013 Q1
Reuters is reporting that Hon Hai, the manufacturer that everyone else knows as Foxconn Technology, saw its sales tumble in the first quarter of this year. In the post-Christmas season, the iPhone m...
12:15 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget AT&T launching LTE in Paris and Manhattan this summer (Texas and Kansas, that is)
AT&T has announced that it'll fire up LTE coverage in 16 new cities this this summer and that it has expanded or turned on the signal in four other centers. Residents of Kalamazoo, MI and Wilson...
12:15 pm - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget AT&T launching LTE in Paris and Manhattan this summer (Texas and Kansas, that is) (updated)
AT&T has announced that it'll fire up LTE coverage in 16 77 new cities this this summer and that it has expanded or turned on the signal in four 12 other centers. Residents of Kalamazoo, MI and ...
11:45 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 022 - 04.09.13
It's a very weird venn diagram that has early adopters, lazy millionaires and a trio of our European editors at the heart of it, but that's where we find this week's show. Steve talks about the new ...
11:01 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung leaks the ATIV Book 6: a regular Windows 8 notebook possibly headed to the US for $1,200
It's not a hybrid like the ATIV Smart PC, it doesn't run RT like the ATIV Tab or Windows Phone like the ATIV S, and yet the laptop above is apparently destined to become part of the family. The ATIV...
10:18 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget ZTE Geek unveiled with 2GHz Intel Clover Trail+ and a terrible name (video)
Oh ZTE you cheeky monkey. Towards the end of day one at IDF in Beijing, we stumbled upon this awkwardly titled Android Jelly Bean phone that is the Geek at ZTE's booth. Needless to say, this is yet ...
09:51 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget AOptix Stratus lets iPhone users check ID through eyes, faces, fingers and voices
The many attempts at weaving biometric identification into mobile devices have usually focused on only one aspect at a time, whether it's fingerprints or voices, and often for access to just the dev...
09:33 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Is this the front of Apple's next-generation iPad?
There's been plenty of murmuring that Apple is working on a retooled fifth-generation iPad that's sporting the same design language as the iPad Mini and iPhone 5. The folks over at nowhereelse think...
08:27 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Japanese mobile boss claims he's already patented the tech inside Google Glass
Patent filings, we don't take so seriously. One of Japan's richest men, with the potential to call on an army of lawyers to defend what he claims is his invention, we probably ought to. Masayoshi So...
07:51 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Google Street View Hyperlapse animates your planned journey, shows the places you'll go
Taking Google's maps and Street View imagery, design firm Teehan+Lax Labs has moulded them into an unofficial time-lapse animation site. While there's some predetermined (and beautiful) routes ...
07:19 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Intel introduces next-gen Xeon E7, E5 and E3 families for enterprise space
Truth be told, not much has been announced on the consumer end at IDF Beijing earlier today, but Intel did tease us with upcoming refreshes of its Xeon E7, E5 and E3 families for the enterprise spac...
06:54 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Upcoming Macs may have 802.11ac WiFi, according to OS X Mountain Lion beta code
Code in the latest 10.8.4 beta version of Mountain Lion discovered by a 9to5 Mac tipster shows OS X support for 802.11ac WiFi, meaning next-gen Macs might contain the tech. Also dubbed 5G, 802.11ac ...
05:37 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Display HQ searched by police in probe over stolen LG OLED tech
We had hoped that the dispute between Samsung and LG over their OLED tech would be resolved soon but recent developments suggest that may not be the case. Bloomberg reports Seoul Metropolitan Police...
05:36 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Display HQ searched by police in probe over stolen LG OLED tech
We had hoped that the dispute between Samsung and LG over their OLED tech would be resolved soon but recent developments suggest that may not be the case. Bloomberg reports Seoul Metropolitan Police...
04:37 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's Portege Z10t detachable Ultrabook debuts at IDF (hands-on)
Right after Intel's somewhat mundane announcement of the Ultrabook Convertible and Ultrabook Detachable sub-brands at IDF in Beijing, SVP Kirk Skaugen surprised us by whipping out an unnamed laptop ...
04:33 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile trade-in offer drops iPhone 5 upfront price to $0 for 4, 4S owners
As T-Mobile prepares to officially offer the iPhone for the first time, it's trying to pump up the lure with a trade-in offer for owners of the 4 and 4S models. Available through mid-June, the promo...
04:00 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Zipwhip endows existing landlines with the ability to send and receive texts
You might remember Zipwhip from its SMS-enabled espresso machine, but the outfit's hoping a new feature added to its cloud-based text-messaging platform will catch your attention this time around. I...
02:59 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Scottevest's 22-pocket Tropiformer gadget jacket on sale now for $150
It's been a hot minute since we've seen a new wearable from the labs of Scottevest, but for those looking to cram all sorts of gadgetry into their coat as a strange sort of airplane carry-on item, w...
01:56 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases Surface RT and Pro updates, aims to fix WiFi issues again
Surface RT devices have already scored two updates that aim to fix problems with 'limited' WiFi connectivity, and now Microsoft is pushing out a third patch that aims to put its wireless troubles to...
01:00 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget HTC First with Facebook Home review
With a billion users, it'd be an understatement to say Facebook has done a good job conquering the desktop world. Mobile, however, is the social network's next frontier: although it has a significan...
12:39 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 344 - 04.09.13
Sony kicked of NAB 2013 with some closer-to-mainstream-than-expected 4K pricing announcements, so that's where we'll begin. Is it time to consider buying an Ultra HDTV, and is it worth even thinking...
12:18 am - Wed, April 10, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music spreads to Australia, New Zealand and five European nations
Google has been on something of a tear spreading its Google Play media services around the world; don't look now, but it's picking up the pace. The search giant is expanding Google Play Music today ...
11:44 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Boxee TV becomes Boxee Cloud DVR, adds free 'Basic' DVR service
Following the trend of everything accentuating its connection to the "cloud," Boxee has rebranded its new box as the Boxee Cloud DVR. GigaOm reports the company made the shift to emphasize its DVR f...
11:20 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Freefly's shockingly awesome $15,000 Movi camera gimbal
One of the hottest gadgets at NAB isn't quite what you'd expect. Freefly, the company behind a series of professional-grade cinema hexacopters, is demoing its new Movi three-axis stabilized camera g...
11:01 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Remaining black Pebbles set to ship, red flavor due in two to three weeks
Kickstarter backers have been receiving Pebble smartwatches with a black paint job since January, but if you're a supporter and haven't gotten ahold of your own yet, that's about to change. The folk...
10:40 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.09.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:07 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget OrigAudio Beets headphones redefine KIRF: Keepin' It Real Fibrous (video)
We've seen plenty of Beats-focused KIRFs in our time, some better than others. Few, however, play quite so directly on the name as OrigAudio's Beets. For $25, adopters get a set of headphones that b...
09:37 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Vita's firmware update 2.10 adding folders, enhanced video playback
Tired of all those messy icons cluttering up your PlayStation Vita's home screen? Sony's providing a solution in its next update, firmware version 2.10, which enables folders of up to 10 items to be...
09:00 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Vudu offices burglarized and customer info stolen
Usually when customer info is snatched up by a ne'er-do-well, it's done digitally. Video streaming service Vudu, however, was the victim of an old fashioned burglary on March 24th of this year when ...
08:51 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Akamai demos Hyperconnected Living Room second-screen concept at NAB
Companion apps are nothing new, but while they can serve up bonus material for a TV show or medal counts for the Olympics, they can't see exactly what you're watching and display relevant informatio...
08:30 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Crucial M500 SSD review round-up: 960GB at $600 is cheapest in class, available now
Crucial's budget-friendly yet high-capacity 2.5-inch M500 SSD has finally cropped up for sale today, as have the reviews of it from the usual enthusiast sites. While it's still not exactly low-cost,...
07:58 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Panasonic prices and ships its first media streamers, newest Blu-ray Disc players
Don't look now, but Panasonic has just gone public with pricing and availability information for its inaugural line of streaming media players. Announced a few months back at CES, the 3D-capable DMP...
07:32 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble relabels PubIt! as Nook Press, adds web-based publishing tool
Barnes & Noble's PubIt! self-publishing conduit has been active for well over two years, but you'd be forgiven for overlooking it with that somewhat forgettable (if very emphatic) name. The comp...
07:01 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget NASA gives planet-hunting TESS space telescope go-ahead for 2017 launch
NASA's Kepler space telescope hasn't exactly been a slouch when it comes to planet hunting, but that effort will soon be getting a considerable boost courtesy of a new mission selected by NASA as pa...
06:33 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Chrome for iOS gets Google Cloud Print, Air Print and fullscreen capability
It's been a little less than a year since Google first gave iPhone owners access to its favored browser, and since then, Big G has been adding more and more features to Chrome for iOS -- Blink, and ...
06:33 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Chrome for iOS gets Google Cloud Print, AirPrint and fullscreen capability
It's been a little less than a year since Google first gave iPhone owners access to its favored browser, and since then, Big G has been adding more and more features to Chrome for iOS -- Blink, and ...
06:14 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget AT&T announces plans for 1Gbps fiber service in Austin, Texas; Google gets immediate competition
First thought: "Ha!" Second thought: "Oh, wait -- competition is an excellent thing." While it's highly probable that AT&T is looking to both overshadow Google's launch party and maintain a foot...
05:32 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget AT&T and Boingo unite on free-but-not-really airport WiFi
AT&T has been forging partnerships that give its roaming customers free WiFi while abroad, and it just struck one of the more logical networking deals that we've seen to date, if also the most ...
05:03 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Laser scans objects in 3D from half a mile away, scientists just need reason to use it
3D scanning at a range of 0.62 miles? It just became possible, thanks to a laser camera developed by physicists at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. You can pretty much see how it works from ...
04:36 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber rollout detailed for Austin: connections by mid-2014, similar pricing (video)
The Google Fiber rollout for Austin has been spoiled twice, but today it's officially official: the music-centric city will become a gigabit city... eventually, that is. Google now says that it will...
04:36 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber rollout detailed for Austin: connections by mid-2014, similar pricing (updated)
The Google Fiber rollout for Austin has been spoiled twice, but today it's officially official: the music-centric city will become a gigabit city... eventually, that is. Google now says that it will...
04:01 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget B&O Play H3 and H6 bring Bang & Olufsen's newer badge to headphones
Bang & Olufsen already offers headphones, and it has the B&O Play line to serve a mobile-oriented world. Wouldn't it be nice if the two categories mixed? As of today, they do. The B&O Pl...
03:47 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Nintendo lands 'remotely controlled mobile device control' patent
You know those goofy tennis racket peripherals that allow for Wiimote insertion? Or, perhaps more sensibly, those Guitar Hero axes that wouldn't function without a Wiimote planted at the heart? Look...
03:36 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Genius.box wants to put a different experiment on your doorstep every month
There's a lot of things you can have delivered to your home on a monthly basis: magazines, hot sauces, underwear and beer are just a few. The second place winner at the Husky Startup Challenge, geni...
03:07 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget After hours at NAB: A closer look at Red's Dragon upgrade operation (video)
Red's clean room on the NAB show floor is typically no place for camera crews, but after adding a bit of protection, Red President Jarred Land gave us the green light to step inside the company's sa...
03:00 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Google Play Store 4.0 redesign rolling out to Android phones and tablets today
Would news of an upcoming Google Play Store redesign completely blindside you? Of course not, but it's great to see it come to fruition sooner rather than later. The oft-whispered 4.0 update has now...
02:45 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook adds new emotion selection tool, making it easier to converse
See that? That's a new feature on Facebook's status box, which has started to roll out this morning after earlier testing in January. It's also covering up a pretty depressing note from a friend und...
02:30 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Amped Wireless router bundles!
Chances are avid readers of our site will recognize the Amped Wireless name, because the company pushes out products like routers and range extenders as if they're candy. We're always big fans of ne...
02:17 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Skydog brings cloud-based networking to the home
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...
02:07 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Sony Anycast Touch live-broadcasting system hands-on (video)
The Anycast Touch is not only a sleeker incarnation of Sony's all-in-one studio, with a slider design and a manageable-enough 6.6-kg (13-pound) body; it's also the company's first such system to fea...
01:46 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget ThermoShield protects your phone in unbearable heat and bone-rattling cold
Rugged phone cases are bountiful. But, while they may offer some additional thermal protection, they're not built for true extremes. For that, you'd need either piles of insulation (too bulky) or so...
01:37 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 2S and 2A announced with MIUI v5, the former entering Hong Kong and Taiwan
After selling 7.19 million phones in China last year, Xiaomi is now one step closer to world domination with a new device that'll take it to new territories: the Xiaomi Phone 2S (or MI-2S). As the n...
01:26 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft leak details plans for two-step authentication process
Smoke goes up. Lights fade. The crowd roars. It's 2003, and the Dave Matthews Band is about to perform what would go on to become the theme song for security processes the world over a decade later....
01:01 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 review
Overseas, it doubles as a phone. Here in the US, it's just a tablet with an S Pen onboard. For its stateside debut, Samsung's stripped the Galaxy Note 8.0 of the very HSPA+ radios that made it ...
01:00 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Note 8.0 coming to the US on April 11th for $400
If you want a (semi) pocketable S Pen experience, well, then the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II is the device for you. If you want something more akin to carrying around a digital legal pad, there's the we...
12:28 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget AU Optronics says it'll bring a 5-inch, 1080P OLED display to market soon
AU Optronics says it'll soon join Samsung at a table for two making 5-inch, full-HD OLED smartphone displays. It'll show off the technology at the China Optoelectronics Display expo starting tomorro...
12:03 pm - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Rogers leak pins BlackBerry Q10 Canadian launch date as April 30th (update: pricing confirmed)
BlackBerry fans waiting for an opportunity to blend the BlackBerry 10 OS with a more familiar QWERTY form factor may know exactly how long they have left, at least north of the border. Mobile Syrup ...
11:04 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Intel looking to turbocharge its NUC with Core i5 and i7 CPUs, according to leak
It looks like Intel's planning on bringing its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-computer upmarket, if a leaked roadmap from ComputerBase.de is to be believed. The documents look highly tentative, b...
10:01 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Refurbished 27-inch iMacs hit the Apple store, thin profiles start at $1,529
Lusting after Apple's giant, yet shockingly thin 27-inch iMac? The object of your desire just got a little cheaper -- well, as long as you don't mind refurbished goods. The extra large all-in-one is...
10:01 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Refurbished 27-inch iMacs hit the Apple store, start at $1,529
Lusting after Apple's giant, yet shockingly thin 27-inch iMac? The object of your desire just got a little cheaper -- well, as long as you don't mind refurbished goods. The extra large all-in-one is...
08:45 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget EE plans to double 4G spectrum allocation, will boost first ten cities by summer
While EE scrambles to spread its LTE network far and wide before the other UK carriers get into the 4G business, it also wants to flex some spectrum muscle. The network's announced it's planning to ...
08:45 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget EE to double 4G spectrum allocation, boost speeds in first ten cities by summer (Update: LTE-A testing starts this year)
While EE scrambles to spread its LTE network far and wide before the other UK carriers get into the 4G business, it also wants to flex some spectrum muscle. The network's announced it's planning to ...
07:11 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget HP Moonshot server class leaves concept, to power commercial-grade internet of the future
We're all about the future of the internet here at Engadget, so you can imagine our excitement when HP today announced that it's shooting for the moon with its latest server system, the HP Moonshot....
06:01 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's 16-megapixel Lumix DMC-GF6 official with wireless sharing, flip screen
Panasonic's micro four-thirds Lumix DMC-GF6 is finally official after a leaky start, and the news is good for social types with high photo standards. The mirrorless cam's standout feature is without...
04:28 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget KrystalBoard wants to replace blackboards and whiteboards with liquid crystals
If you ask most people, they'd tell you there's nothing wrong with the standard classroom set-up of a blackboard and chalk, or a whiteboard and dry-erase markers. Nicholas DePorzio isn't most people...
03:31 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget LSI and Intel put 1TB worth of SSD cache on a Nytro MegaRAID board
RAID cards are one of the more difficult things in the technology world to get excited about. Especially since most of these discrete add-on boards are really aimed at enterprise users, not media ce...
02:19 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget US Navy to deploy ship-mounted laser in 2014, blasts drones in the meantime (video)
Lasers have been flaunted by the US Navy before, but now it's announced that 2014 will see the very first solid-state laser deployed aboard a ship, two years ahead of schedule. The USS Ponce, a vess...
01:26 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Virgin Mobile offers $100 rebate to T-Mobile turncoats, now through May 31st
In the wake of T-Mobile's recently unveiled Simple Choice plans, Virgin Mobile is capitalizing on the shakeup by playing a value card of its own. Now through May 31st, the Sprint-owned MVNO is offer...
12:49 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Antitrust complaint levied against Google in EU, this time it's all about Android
Google has spent the past couple years facing down antitrust accusations in Europe for pushing its web services over those of competitors. But, just as that case is coming to a close, the New York T...
12:31 am - Tue, April 9, 2013
Engadget Tumblr for Android gets overhauled with new interface
It looks like April is the month for major Android apps to get a visual overhaul. Following Twitter's refresh last week (and Facebook's decidedly more ambitious effort), Tumblr has today released it...
11:58 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL gets its first US carrier, arrives at Cincinnati Bell on May 1st
In the battle of 5-inch, 1080p smartphones, it seems that the Sony Xperia ZL might've gotten lost in the shuffle amongst US carriers. Despite its availability as an unlocked device (and through Cana...
11:19 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget HBO Go for iOS version 2.1 adds AirPlay multitasking
Now that you can finally watch HBO Go on your Apple TV via AirPlay, the premium cable network has decided to sweeten its iOS app with AirPlay multitasking in a 2.1 update. The new version of the app...
11:19 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget HBO Go version 2.1 for iOS adds AirPlay multitasking
Now that you can finally watch HBO Go on your Apple TV via AirPlay, the premium cable network has decided to sweeten its iOS app with AirPlay multitasking in a 2.1 update. The new version of the app...
11:04 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red details Scarlet upgrades and trade-ins: $9,500 for Full Epic-X or Scarlet Dragon
If you're pining for a Dragon Sensor but don't have an Epic-M or Epic-X in your collection, you might be in luck: Red just detailed an upgrade and trade-in path for owners of its entry-level Scarlet...
10:51 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Sony's brilliant 4K OLED monitor prototypes (video)
The 30- and 56-inch 4K OLED monitor prototypes that Sony introduced yesterday are sitting prominently in the company's booth here at NAB, and they're really quite something. These sets offer wider v...
10:38 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.08.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at t...
10:14 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers
If you were chomping at the bit to create content for the oncoming 4K revolution, Sony has just announced a couple of enhancements to its XAVC video format to help you on your way. Long GOP is a hig...
09:58 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget ASUS' 7-inch MeMo Pad now on sale for $150
Cheap tablets are currently on the rise, but not just low-end hardware from manufacturers that you've probably never heard of -- true consumer electronics heavyweights are getting in on the action. ...
09:43 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 8th - 14th)
Tonight the Men's NCAA basketball tournament comes to an end as Louisville faces Michigan. That's not the only finale this week, as Being Human, Go On, Legit and others wrap up their seasons. Look b...
09:22 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Christie's latest 4K projector sports 60 fps output, six-figure price tag (eyes-on)
When a 48 frames-per-second version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released, some viewers questioned whether high frame rates necessarily translate to a better viewing experience. Whether ...
09:09 pm - Mon, April 8, 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 ...
08:53 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 8th: Drobo 5N and Canon EOS 60D DSLR
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
08:29 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Best Buy shipping HTC One for T-Mobile starting April 19th, priced at $250
We knew good and well that HTC's One would be arriving on T-Mobile USA at some point, and for those uninterested in tying themselves to Sprint or AT&T, here's some news that matters: Best Buy ha...
08:10 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Boost Mobile now offers unlimited calling to Mexico for $15 per month
We've seen US-based wireless operators offer low-cost calling to Mexico before -- and frankly, creations like Google Voice and Skype have made it cheaper than ever to make a cross-border voice call ...
07:56 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Finally, you can bring a DualShock 3 with you to play mobile phone games
On Sony's upcoming Xperia SP mobile handset, you'll be able to control various PlayStation Mobile titles using the PlayStation 3's ubiquitous DualShock 3 controller. Sure, it seems a bit strange to ...
07:32 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to build first innovation center in China, has software development in mind
Microsoft's relatively often finding ways to encourage software development in various fields, and the company's latest venture has it setting footsteps near the Great Wall. According to a report by...
07:08 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Intel announces next-gen Thunderbolt with 20 Gbps throughput, 4K support
Here at NAB, Intel just introduced the next generation of its Thunderbolt interface, which promises a data rate of 20 Gbps in both directions (on each of the two channels) as opposed to 10 Gbps for ...
07:08 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber is officially coming to Austin, Texas
Hear that? It's Austin, being weird enough to add yet another reason to live within its city limits. As rumored, Google Fiber will be rolling down to one of Texas' most esteemed towns in the near fu...
07:07 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber is officially coming to Austin, Texas
Hear that? It's Austin, being weird enough to add yet another reason to live within its city limits. As rumored, Google Fiber will be rolling down to one of Texas' most esteemed towns in the near fu...
06:55 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Fox threatens to become a pay-TV channel if courts greenlight Aereo, probably doesn't mean it
Quick: what's the difference between a broadcast TV network (Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC) and a cable channel (TBS, TNT, ESPN, etc.)? Oh, only millions and millions of viewers. Nevertheless, Fox's COO Cha...
06:41 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Next Xbox features an AMD x86 chip, making backwards compatibility difficult
The Xbox 360 successor may not support Xbox 360 game discs, according to a Bloomberg report. The issue arises from the as-yet-unannounced console's chip, which allegedly comes from AMD and, like the...
06:22 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red Motion mount eliminates shutter judder, we go eyes-on (video)
Red announced its new Motion lens mount prior to opening its booth at NAB, and now we've had a chance to see this guy in action. The mount, which is compatible with the company's Epic and Scarlet ca...
06:12 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget We're live at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas!
It seems like we were in Sin City for CES just yesterday, but we're already back scouring the halls at the LVCC. This time, though, it's all about cameras; NAB 2013 promises to have plenty of fancy ...
05:58 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Acer's 7.9-inch Iconia A1-810 outed with quad-core CPU
Acer doesn't seem to have officially announced the Iconia tab A1-810 yet... at least not that we can see. But French retailer Rue Du Commerce already has the 7.9 inch listed, though, since it was fi...
05:35 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red performs Dragon sensor upgrades right on the NAB show floor (video)
Well, this is a trade-show first. Red Digital Cinema has made a name for itself by pushing the limits when it comes to motion picture camera technology, but the company's "get it done" approach is e...
05:30 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget G-Technology shows off a Thunderbolt-powered dock with dual hard drive bays
We have a feeling 4K is going to be a major theme at this year's NAB, which also means we'll be seeing a good deal of hardware that can actually handle such high-res content. Mostly, we're talking p...
05:06 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Marvel giving away over 700 free first issue digital comics (for real, totally seriously this time)
Remember, like, not even a month ago when Marvel tried giving away over 700 first issues of its comic library in digital form on ComiXology? Apparently that didn't work so well, with rabid fans cras...
04:41 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Blackmagic announces Production Camera 4K, $995 Pocket Cinema Camera with MFT mount (hands-on)
A sub-$1,000 price tag makes any product a relative steal on the floor of NAB -- impressive specs and industry standard compatibility are just icing on the cake. If such figures are any indication, ...
04:31 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Google Drive on iOS updated to 1.30, adds landscape editing to docs and spreadsheets
The Google Drive app for iOS is freeing users from the shackles of portrait-style document editing in its latest update, version 1.30, as well as speeding up Google Doc support in general. Alongside...
04:00 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget HTC One for AT&T and Sprint: what's different?
You'd think after publishing a 6,000-word review, two hands-on posts and a camera explainer, we would have said all there is to say about the HTC One. Not quite. Though the phone has been available ...
03:32 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget These crazy, gorgeous seats are an 'allegorical interpretation' of the BMWi line
You may not look at the trio of concentric seats above and think "expensive electronic car," but French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are nonetheless calling their "Quiet Motion" exhibit at t...
03:04 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Wave Glider sea robot gets a new version, replete with more power and gear
The latest seafaring robot from Liquid Robotics got an unveiling this morning. Dubbed the Wave Glider SV3, the mobile, amphibious robot is targeted at the (thoroughly unexciting) usual suspects: big...
02:38 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Vodafone launching 4G services in Australia from June
In the race to bring 4G services to Australia, Vodafone's been the sweaty kid with the stitch for far too long. Fortunately, the puppy fat seems to be shedding, as the company has announced it'll fi...
02:00 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx review: a decent Windows 8 tablet, but not Lenovo's best
If Windows 8 tablets with Intel's Clover Trail silicon under the hood were once a curiosity, well, they're certainly not novelties anymore. We've seen lower-powered hybrids from virtually every PC m...
01:40 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft agrees to sell Mediaroom to Ericsson, goes all-in on Xbox
A fortnight after rumors surfaced hinting that Ericsson was lobbying to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV unit, both companies have announced that a deal has been signed. Microsoft VP Yusuf Medhi blogg...
01:36 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget O2 customers get free pass on Virgin Media's tube WiFi, last 12 stations go online this week
Unless you're an EE or Vodafone customer, you've either been shelling out for subterranean internet, or bid the London Underground's WiFi network a solemn farewell when free access ended in January....
01:05 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Razer promises sneakier sneak attacks with $130 Orbweaver Stealth Edition mechanical keypad
That guard you just stealth-killed in Dishonored never heard you coming. But everyone else did. Which is why you might want to consider a noise-dampened mechanical keyboard of some sort. There are a...
12:31 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red unveils the Motion mount with jello-killing global shutter for Epic, Scarlet
Red has just announced the Red Motion lens mounting system for Epic and Scarlet motion camera systems that'll eliminate one of their chief snags: the dreaded CMOS rolling shutter. Though details are...
12:31 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red unveils the Motion mount for Epic and Scarlet cameras to eliminate CMOS rolling shutter
Red has just announced the Red Motion lens mounting system for Epic and Scarlet motion camera systems that'll eliminate one of their chief snags: the dreaded CMOS rolling shutter. Though details are...
12:04 pm - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung building mid-range phone with 6.3-inch display, says ETNews
Korea's ETNews doesn't have a flawless track record with Samsung leaks, but it's hoping to revive its reputation with this latest sliver of gossip. It's suggesting that the company is going after th...
11:29 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Get an early look at Facebook Home with these leaked pre-release APKs
Facebook Home's making its official debut on the HTC First and a handful of big-hitting Android handsets this Friday, but MoDaCo has come across a trio of APKs which offer an early taste. The leaked...
11:07 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Facebook's paid messaging experiment lets you harass celebrities for a premium
Remember the Facebook experiment that'd let you pay to send messages to strangers inboxes? According to several reputable sources, not only will you be able to inflict your opinions on members of th...
10:32 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red Epic Dragon sensor updates start tomorrow for $8,500, watch them do it at NAB
Red has announced that Dragon sensor updates will start tomorrow for Epic-M and Epic-X owners for $8,500 and, interestingly, is letting owners (and the public) see the operation for themselves at it...
10:32 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red Epic Dragon sensor updates start tomorrow for $8,500, watch the actual process at NAB
Red has announced that Dragon sensor updates will start tomorrow for Epic-M and Epic-X owners for $8,500 and, interestingly, is letting owners (and the public) see the operation for themselves at it...
10:32 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Red Epic Dragon sensor updates start tomorrow for $8,500
Red has announced that Dragon sensor updates will start tomorrow for Epic-M and Epic-X owners and, interestingly, is letting owners (and the public) see the operation for themselves at its NAB booth...
09:58 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF6 leaks out in white ahead of April 9 launch
After a review was published prematurely on another site revealing specs of Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GF6, Digicam Info has leaked press images of the upcoming model in white. As noted before, the styli...
09:18 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Phantom Flex4K camera unveiled, blasts through 1000 4K frames per second (video)
Vision Systems just upped the 4k speed barrier by a near order of magnitude with the launch of its Phantom Flex4K cinema camera at NAB. Starting at $110k, it builds on its Phantom Flex predecessor w...
08:14 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget HTC pays price for One delays, reports worst quarterly profit so far in Q1 2013
Instead of reaping the rewards of putting out a lovely new flagship, HTC has just reported its lowest ever profit -- a mere $2.8 million in unaudited net income -- during the first fiscal quarter of...
08:03 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Blackmagic's Production Camera 4K gets full size cinema sensor, $3,995 pricetag
No matter how hard companies try and keep secrets, when it comes to trade show floors there's always the risk that someone will snap a picture and steal their thunder. The latest casualty is Blackma...
07:28 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Blackmagic's $995 Micro Four Thirds Pocket Cinema Camera gets snapped at NAB
We may lament the death of the point-and-shoot, but we doubt Blackmagic's forthcoming Pocket Cinema Camera will go as quietly into the night. Whilst wandering the halls at NAB, Danielo Garcia snappe...
06:34 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Sony responds to Red lawsuit with its own patent claims, seeks damages, injunction
If we've learned anything from the patent wars it's that lawsuits beget lawsuits, and Red and Sony's budding spat is no exception. In response to allegations that Sony's F5, F55 and F65 cameras viol...
03:43 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Droid Incredible 4G LTE?
Last summer, Verizon users who wanted an LTE-capable flagship had a stark choice: Samsung's Galaxy S III, or the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. When we reviewed the latter handset, we found it comfortable...
03:43 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget How would you change the Droid Incredible 4G LTE?
Last summer, Verizon users who wanted an LTE-capable flagship had a stark choice: Samsung's Galaxy S III, or the Droid Incredible 4G LTE. When we reviewed the latter handset, we found it comfortable...
01:42 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 1st, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ...
01:10 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget 3D printed speakers give you a custom light show to go with your tunes (video)
3D printing is still in its relative infancy, but more and more folks are using machines like the MakerBot Replicator and Formlab's Form 1 to turn digital plans into physical reality. An Autodesk en...
12:00 am - Mon, April 8, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 04.01.2013
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...
11:19 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Sony teases prototype 4K cameras and lenses at NAB
At its NAB 2013 press conference, Sony told us several times that it never stops thinking about the future. It's fitting, then, that in addition to announcing pricing for two 4K sets, the company ga...
10:30 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Unconventional, but not uncompromising
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. For T-Mobile, March went out like a lion, a roaring one. With passion for both invention and invective, T-Mobile roa...
09:55 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils 30-and 56-inch professional 4K OLED monitor prototypes, shipping in May
The 56-inch OLED TV Sony trotted out at CES may have lost an inch on its way to the market, but that extra few centimeters can still be had, at least in the professional sector. The company announce...
09:55 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils 30-and 56-inch professional 4K OLED monitor prototypes
The 56-inch OLED TV Sony trotted out at CES may not be headed to the consumer market, but it is becoming a reality, at least in the professional sector. The company showcased a pair of 4K OLED proto...
09:47 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Sony announces $699 FMP-X1 4K media player and distribution service
Along with its new smaller (and cheaper) 4K TVs, Sony has announced its FMP-X1 4K media player and 4K video distribution service. Plans for both were first revealed at CES, however the official pres...
09:30 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils Anycast Touch all-in-one production system at NAB
In addition to announcing pricing for its 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs at its NAB press event, Sony unveiled updates to its Anycast studio-in-a-box. Sony has been offering its live broadcasting all-in-one...
09:30 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Sony announces pricing for 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs, shipping April 21st
Think $25,000 for an 84-inch 4K TV is a bit tough to swallow? You're certainly not alone, but if you're willing to compromise on a few viewable inches, you could very well save yourself quite a bit ...
08:22 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Google Play redesign and Babel chat branding surface on Google+
Google I/O may still be a solid month away, but folks on Mountain View's social network are already stumbling across leaks and notifications hinting at what might be in store. Google Play's 4.0 rede...
08:22 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Google Play Android redesign and Babel chat branding surface on Google+
Google I/O may still be a solid month away, but folks on Mountain View's social network are already stumbling across leaks and notifications hinting at what might be in store. Google Play's 4.0 rede...
06:00 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget IRL: Moshi's Digits gloves and the Nokia Lumia 620 on Telus
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. Spring may...
04:30 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Fusion-io bumps its ioFX super-SSD to 1.6TB, announces HP Workstation Z integration
We have a feeling graphics artists are going to be begging their studios for Fusion-io's latest ioFX super-SSD. After receiving critical acclaim for its 460GB version, the company has today introduc...
02:00 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: stair-climbing vacuum cleaner, carbon dioxide diapers and a real 3D-printed face
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. Just a few short years ago, 3D printing seemed like scie...
12:02 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget 3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN acheived by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy da...
12:02 pm - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget 3Gbps LED light bulb WLAN achieved by Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
We first noted it back in 2008: the possibility of using LED light bulbs for secure and directional wireless internet access. Well, the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is claiming that speedy da...
10:04 am - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Terrafugia's Transition aircraft not likely to see production this year
Terrafugia's Transition flying car (or driveable plane) has stayed out of the spotlight since we caught a glimpse of it last year, but AOL Autos recently checked-in with the daring manufacturer to g...
06:30 am - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Google, BlackBerry, EarthLink and Red Hat ask DoJ and FTC to help starve patent trolls
Tired of all the patent-related stories? Especially the ones that seem like they are more about financial gain than fairness? We thought so. We'd imagine it's even more of a frustration if you're on...
03:14 am - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Android PC on a stick?
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 Chris, who wants to find a low-cost w...
01:45 am - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 1st, 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, Samsung introduced a new crop of smartphones for China and In...
12:25 am - Sun, April 7, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home 'Airplane' ad brings one traveler's News Feed aboard -- literally
Sure, Facebook had a weird ad with Blink-182 for the HTC Status, but its sneak peek at its newest TV spot for the First and Home is on another level. Posted today on its Facebook profile, the campy ...
11:30 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June release, Dev units now shipping
Fancied PlayJams' GameStick Android gaming console enough to back it on Kickstarter earlier this year? The good news is that Dev units have been shipping to the roughly 600 who signed up, with the r...
11:30 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Early-backer GameStick consoles delayed to June, dev units now shipping
Fancied PlayJams' GameStick Android gaming console enough to back it on Kickstarter earlier this year? The good news is that Dev units have been shipping to the roughly 600 who signed up, with the r...
09:30 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 4.7.13: Skylab II, reading your dreams and addiction fighting lasers
Alt-week peels back the covers on some of the more curious sci-tech stories from the last seven days. Evolution, devolution, review-lution. Okay, so we made that last one up. But if they ever do inv...
07:00 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Mark Setrakian of Syfy's Robot Combat League (video)
From the latest harbinger of the robopocalypse from Boston Dynamics to more friendly looking machines like Romo, Engadget has a longstanding love affair with all forms of robots. Syfy channel's newe...
04:56 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Animal Planet critter livestreams arrive on Samsung Smart TVs, coming to Roku and Xbox Live
Say goodbye to the passé virtual aquarium. Animal Planet has launched a collection of 11 HD 24/7 Ustream-powered live streams under the banner Animal Planet L!VE, which feature animals rangin...
02:48 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget US Cellular now letting you sample its network without signing a contract
Taking a play-before-you-pay approach, for a limited time, US Cellular is giving prospective customers the option to try its network without committing to a service agreement. This offer is availabl...
12:35 pm - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Adobe Premiere Pro on Windows to boast OpenCL support
Premiere Pro has already been tearing through video with OpenCL on Macs for a year, and now AMD and Adobe have teamed up to bring support for the open standard to Windows with the software's next ve...
09:03 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Webkit's Chromium-specific code to be removed in effort to streamline
Now that Chromium has pledged its allegiance to Google's new Blink rendering engine, Webkit is set to have the now-unnecessary Chrome-specific code stripped from it. Apple Webkit developer Geoffrey ...
06:58 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung SPH-L500 saunters by the FCC with Sprint-friendly LTE, hefty dimensions
Uncle Sam just played host to Samsung's SPH-L500 smartphone at the FCC, and it looks like the handset's next stop will be Sprint. With a 850 / 1900 CDMA radio and support for Band 25 LTE / SVLTE (si...
04:08 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Sony outs Lightning-friendly speaker dock in Japan, alarm clock and radio features in tow
Sony may have unveiled a slew of new audio products back at CES 2013, but the company has been relatively quiet when it comes to launching ones that are compatible with Apple's novel Lightning conne...
02:33 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 928 spied for Verizon Wireless
How does a US carrier get around AT&T's exclusivity of the Lumia 920? Why, it releases an exclusive of its own, of course. News of the Lumia 928 is probably familiar to many of you, which has be...
01:09 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Rumors suggest Austin, Texas is next up for a Google Fiber rollout
The major problem most of us have with Google Fiber is that we can't get it, but that could change soon for residents of Austin, Texas. According to reports by VentureBeat and KVUE News in Austin, i...
01:09 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Rumors suggest Austin, Texas is next up for a Google Fiber rollout (update: so does its website)
The major problem most of us have with Google Fiber is that we can't get it, but that could change soon for residents of Austin, Texas. According to reports by VentureBeat and KVUE News in Austin, i...
12:18 am - Sat, April 6, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Sergey Brin rides pink Teslamobile Model S, complete with Chromed out rims
Hello Kitty must be so jealous.Filed under: Transportation, Internet, GoogleCommentsSource: Twitter (RMac18)...
11:36 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Facebook responds to Home privacy concerns, specifies what it will and won't know
Some of the discussion about Facebook Home since its debut yesterday has related to concerns that it gives the social network too much access to user's information, and now Facebook has responded. I...
11:16 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Media exec Peter Chernin bid $500 million for Hulu
Since the sun came up today it must mean that Hulu is up for sale, again. The latest extension to the sale rumors for the video streaming site is one from Reuters citing anonymous sources that indic...
10:45 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 338 - 04.05.13
Once again, HTC has a new phone. This time, however, with a difference -- it's got Facebook all up in your... launcher. Bundle in a new gaming console, a possible tablet revision from Google, Dell n...
10:15 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.05.2013
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...
09:57 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget OUYA promises improved responsiveness, simplified game installs for June retail launch
The OUYA's off to a rough start, with reviewers -- us included -- encountering button sticking and faceplate issues with the controller, and a variety of complaints about the $99 game console's OS s...
09:30 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Editorial: The imperialism of Facebook Home
Business battles are often ecosystem battles, in which brands develop a matrix of conveniently connected products and services, in an attempt to lock customers into a dependency. Offline companies f...
09:00 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Facebook finds a new Home, robot hands get cheaper and the Bluths are back
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages It's finally Friday, and while the week kicked off with one too many Ap...
08:45 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Boeing 787 completes battery testing, ready for revaluation by FAA
Boeing's Dreamliner finally appears ready for the FAA to give it another shot. After being grounded in January the 787 has undergone numerous tweaks and refinements to improve the safety and reliabi...
08:45 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Boeing 787 completes battery testing, ready for re-evaluation by FAA
Boeing's Dreamliner finally appears ready for the FAA to give it another shot. After being grounded in January the 787 has undergone numerous tweaks and refinements to improve the safety and reliabi...
08:29 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Google's Blink engine (gently) hints at a more streamlined future for Chrome
Word that Google had decided to fork WebKit and build its own rendering engine is still echoing through the spidery halls of the internet. The true ramifications aren't entirely clear yet, but Opera...
08:00 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: The social smartphone
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. There's a good chance 2011's HTC Status, with its portrait QWERTY layout and dedicated Facebook button, ...
07:40 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Alienware X51 gaming PC now available with Ubuntu, starts at $600
After gaining the support of Valve, Epic and Unity 3D, Linux gamers have yet another win on their side today as Alienware has made Ubuntu an OS option for its X51 small form-factor gaming rig. It'll...
07:13 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Fisker announces steep layoffs, cuts company down to 25 percent of its workforce
Fisker Automotive has been seeing its troubles go from bad to worse, and its now announced its most drastic steps yet to keep the company afloat. In a statement released this afternoon, the company ...
06:49 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile carrier update for unlocked iPhones now available, bringing Visual Voicemail and LTE support
We had a pretty clear indication that a carrier update would soon be available to help bring unlocked GSM iPhones onto T-Mobile's network, and those leaks were indeed spot on. The carrier announced ...
06:18 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Oxford University researchers create new 3D printed 'soft material' that could replace human tissue
Water and fat -- those are the two primary building blocks Oxford University researchers have used to 3D print the droplet you see above. Sounds unremarkable until you consider its intended applicat...
05:53 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Watch this smart foam chair 'grow' and unpack itself
Sometimes we dream. We dream of a world with no more flat-pack furniture, no more obtuse construction manuals and no more missing screws. Smart foam tech might get us closer to those admittedly sma...
05:30 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget V-Moda's Van Kolton on the Atari 2600, upgrade woes and deep sea expeditions
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our weekly bout of answers,...
05:30 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget V-Moda's Val Kolton on the Atari 2600, upgrade woes and deep sea expeditions
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire. In the latest installment of our weekly bout of answers,...
05:11 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra 3 open source code gets early 3D support
It's a given that NVIDIA's Tegra 3 can handle 3D -- unless you've been crafting a fully open source project around the chip, at which point you've been stuck in a flat world. Fresh contributions fro...
04:43 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Boston Dynamics' Petman robot successfully wears clothes (video)
Boston Dynamics has been releasing video after video of its Petman humanoid robot performing a variety of tests, but something has always been missing: clothes. No longer. The company has today rele...
04:27 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Arduino-enhanced guitar promises less typing, more shredding
It's far from the first Arduino-based mod we've seen for a guitar, but this one from David Neevel of the Wieden + Kennedy ad agency may well be the most unique. Apparently tired of having to dr...
04:00 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Tesla's Elon Musk promises more Superchargers, better service, cheaper EVs that don't suck
"It doesn't help to have a car that's cheap, but that sucks." This isn't the sort of direct language that you typically hear from a CEO these days, but this is exactly the kind of material you can e...
03:52 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Phones4U taking BlackBerry Q10 pre-orders, giving away PlayBooks to first 300 customers (update)
Know what's better than a shiny new BlackBerry Q10? A BlackBerry Q10 with a 64GB PlayBook thrown in for free, and Phones4U is the place to get it. To be clear, the UK retailer has begun taking pre-o...
03:29 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget British Library to archive every UK digital publication from tomorrow
If you were ever paranoid that your employer was reading your social media missives, imagine being the subject of some future student's grad school thesis. From tomorrow, Britain's six biggest libra...
02:56 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 720 starts shipping, costs 300 prepaid at O2 UK
Nokia courted fashionistas back at Mobile World Congress with the Lumia 720, and it's ready to embrace them more fully now that the slim Windows Phone is rolling out to its first countries. We've al...
02:11 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Firefox updates Android, desktop betas with treats for privacy, font snobs
The Firefox folks have been talking up the latest additions to the browser's beta streams for Android and desktop users. If you've signed up for the former, then you'll soon see open-source fonts Ch...
02:11 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Firefox updates Android and desktop betas with treats for privacy, font snobs
The Firefox folks have been talking up the latest additions to the browser's beta streams for Android and desktop users. If you've signed up for the former, then you'll soon see open-source fonts Ch...
01:30 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 85: Does the Razer Edge have enough muscle to upend portable gaming?
We've heard rumblings about Razer's modular gaming plans since the early whispers of Project Fiona. Now, the gadget is a full-fledged tablet in the form of the Edge and in a fresh edition of our tab...
01:18 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8 arrives at one UK store: 339 for the WiFi-only, 16GB model
Have you been feeling a bit like a UK-based Goldilocks? The Galaxy Note II's too small, the Note 10.1 a trifle too big, but the Note 8 looks just right? Well, today's your lucky day, as the mid-size...
12:55 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Nokia Music app launched for Windows 8 and RT hardware (video)
You may know Nokia Music as the resident DJ on many WP8 handsets, and now the app's looking to play sets at some larger venues. It's popped up on the Windows Store for Windows 8 or RT hardware, and ...
12:15 pm - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget PSA: T-Mobile's iPhone 5 pre-orders start rolling today
If T-Mobile's recent event cussed you into wanting one of its tweaked A1428 iPhone 5s with LTE, AWS HSPA+ and no contract strings attached, you can now order one up. Apple's flagship can be had...
11:17 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Bank of America brings live teller video chat to ATMs
If you're having trouble splitting those ATM deposits into both your savings and offshore accounts, Bank of America is there to help -- literally. Its new ATMs with Teller Assist add real-time video...
10:21 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Audi Connect gets new T-Mobile data plans
If a vehicle outfitted with Audi Connect has found its way into your garage, T-Mobile has a pair of new data plans for you to consider. Dropping $450 nets car owners 30 months of "full data services...
09:26 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Sailfish OS SDK released for Linux, Windows and Mac
Software builders with a can-do attitude should be delighted to learn that the SDK for Sailfish OS has arrived just a few days late of its pencilled-in due date. Jolla, the company behind the open-s...
08:28 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Virginia Tech learns how to get hydrogen from any plant, might lower fuel cell costs
Hydrogen fuel cell cars have any number of hurdles to overcome, whether it's widespread adoption or the basic matter of locating a place to fill up. If a Virginia Tech discovery pans out, getting th...
07:19 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix GF6 leaks early with a 16MP sensor, tilting touchscreen and NFC for 449
After passing by Taiwan's WiFi certification tests, Panasonic's latest interchangeable lens camera has broken cover over at TechRadar. The leak has given us the first glimpse at the Lumix GF6's full...
06:48 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget GAME UK expands tablet sales to include iPads, more entry-level Android tablets
UK retailer GAME has been hunting for ways to stay relevant during a shift to downloadable games -- and now, that includes cribbing some style (just a little!) from Americans. Much like GameStop acr...
05:42 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Box for Android scores new sharing and media playback options
Box subscribers that are enjoying the cloud service on an Android handset or slate can't complain about lack of updates to the app, and the same goes for those on one of the other platforms. Today, ...
04:58 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 'R-Series' QWERTY images leak out, imply a Curve successor in the making
If BlackBerry's Z10 and QWERTY-keyboard equipped Q10 aren't enough for you, how about a successor to the venerable Curve series? This image popped up on the BlackBerryOS forums and purports to be an...
04:28 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget HTC One $649 64GB Developer Edition pre-orders start at 10AM ET, ship later this month
Last month HTC announced the SIM and bootloader unlocked Developer Edition of its new One would be available at the same time as regular carrier versions, and it's held to that promise. Tonight it t...
03:11 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Harvard lets human minds control rats, private rodent armies remain distant (video)
Sure, we've seen rats control other rats, but that won't give us a legion of mind-controlled creatures to unleash upon an innocent public, will it? Harvard Medical School may unwittingly assist with...
02:07 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Chrome 27 beta wrings out more speed, streamlines HTML5 input
It's like clockwork, really. Chrome 26 has barely hit the stable track, and Google is already posting a Chrome 27 beta for desktops and Android devices to show what's next. Apparently, that future c...
01:16 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Cablevision's Optimum for iPad app adds streaming even when users are away from home
It's been about two years since Cablevision introduced its Optimum for iPad app that brought its live TV channels streaming to the tablet, and now it's finally ready to offer the feature even when u...
12:47 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget DEA says it can't intercept iMessage chats
Apple mentioned back in 2011 that iMessage used encryption to safeguard conversations, but we've never had an exact understanding of how deep the security layer goes. It's deep enough to stymie inte...
12:09 am - Fri, April 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung's estimated profits for Q1 top $7.7 billion on the eve of the Galaxy S 4
As it's known to do, Samsung Electronics has released early estimates for its quarterly earnings and Q1 of 2013 was another good one for the company. According to reports, its operating profit is ex...
11:56 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Google Glass developer presentation from SXSW finally available to stream in full
If you're still thirsting over details about life with Google Glass, you can now sit back and experience the presentation (though not filmed in first person with one of the units -- opportunity miss...
11:42 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg terminals now pull in real-time Twitter feeds
Now that the SEC has given companies its blessing to share business data over social media, Bloomberg has begun to pull live Twitter feeds into its market terminals, known as the Bloomberg Professio...
10:58 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.04.2013
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...
10:27 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget iHeartRadio keeps Android users in mind, boosts app with 'Perfect for' and alarm clock features
This year's CES is well behind us now, but that was back when iHeartRadio first introduced some extensive alarm clock functions and its handy "Perfect for" feature. And while these have been availab...
10:01 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Is this a limited edition BlackBerry Z10 in blue or just a very nice custom paint job?
Red might be the limited edition color of choice for the BlackBerry Z10, but how would you feel about a blue one? That's exactly what rapper (and avid BB10 fan) Lil 'E has flourished to his Twitter ...
09:36 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Netflix for Windows Phone 8 updated with support for 720p displays
After months of being wrapped in black bars, Netflix has updated its Windows Phone 8 app with fullscreen support for devices wielding native 720p displays. While this update doesn't add HD video pla...
09:09 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Mozilla intros experimental web payment API for Firefox OS
Mozilla's fledgling Firefox OS has yet to seed out to actual consumers, but when it does an "easy and secure" payment platform should be in place. Announced via the company's developer-focused Hack...
08:44 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget StorEbook reads children's books, even does the funny voices
We've come a long way since an IBM 704 first croaked its way through Daisy Bell. Now we've got Siri copping an attitude when we ask a stupid question and Google Now feeding information in an incredi...
08:21 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Apple tries for a patent on removable laptop touchscreens with wireless charging
We're all in favor of advancing the state of the art, but there are times when we suspect that research is more about "what if" explorations than anything else. Exhibit A: Apple's new patent applica...
07:55 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: HTC President of Global Sales Jason MacKenzie
Shortly after Facebook's big reveal this morning, we caught up with HTC President of Global Sales Jason McKenzie and spent a few minutes with him discussing the First. As expected, he was pretty exc...
07:35 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home hands-on (video)
We've taken a closer look at the HTC First hardware, so let's dig into the firmware side -- namely, the Facebook Home user interface featured on the First. As we heard prior to the event, Home is es...
07:26 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget ComScore: Apple up to 39 percent US smartphone share in February, Android on top at 52 percent
While there's no question that Android is thriving on the global scale, the situation is a little more complicated in the US when looking at ComScore's market share data for February. The platform i...
07:00 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Brian's out of town on yet another top secret Engadget Show mission, but Tim and Peter are holding things down in New York, joined by knower of things video game, Ben Gilbert. Join them and chat alo...
06:12 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget HTC First hands-on
After endless months of speculation, the collaboration between HTC and Facebook has finally been revealed to the world. It's not a Facebook Phone per se, it's simply a skinned Android smartphone tha...
06:12 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget HTC First hands-on (update: video)
After endless months of speculation, the collaboration between HTC and Facebook has finally been revealed to the world. It's not a Facebook Phone per se, it's simply a skinned Android smartphone tha...
05:59 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Zuckerberg: Home is the 'next version of Facebook,' not heading to iOS anytime soon
Like what you've seen so far of Home, Facebook's newly announced UI for Android devices? Well, get used to it because, according to Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, it's the "next version of Faceboo...
05:43 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget HTC First coming to Orange and Everything Everywhere in Europe
The HTC First might be launching on AT&T in the US, but that doesn't mean it's going to remain a US exclusive for long: we just learned it will eventually arrive on Orange and Everything Everywh...
05:43 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget HTC First coming to Orange and EE in Europe
The HTC First might be launching on AT&T, but that doesn't mean this built-for-Facebook device is going to be limited to the US: we just learned it will eventually arrive in Europe too, on Orang...
05:37 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget HTC First announced, $99 exclusively on AT&T
Continuing its obsession with the number one, HTC has officially announced the First, an Android device with a bit more Facebook influence than most other smartphones we've used in the past -- inclu...
05:37 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget HTC First announced, coming exclusively to AT&T on April 12th for $99.99
Continuing its obsession with the number one, HTC has officially announced the First, an Android device with a bit more Facebook influence than most other smartphones we've used in the past -- inclu...
05:34 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home reaching tablets in coming months
Facebook wants to put Facebook Home on as many devices as possible, and that includes tablets -- eventually. It just promised that tablets would get support, but only at some point in the months ahe...
05:11 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home official, replaces your app icons with social info
Today Facebook finally took the wraps off Home, a suite of apps and a home screen replacement for Android phones. It's not just a new UI for launching apps however, it replaces the lockscreen with C...
05:11 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home official, replaces your app icons with social info (video)
Today Facebook finally took the wraps off Home, a suite of apps and a home screen replacement for Android phones. It's not just a new UI for launching apps however; it replaces the lockscreen with C...
04:55 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home to hit select phones on April 12th
Facebook hasn't made Home official just yet, but we can tell you one thing for certain -- it'll be arriving on April 12th. It won't be available on all Android devices that day, broader availability...
04:55 pm - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home to hit select phones on April 12th in the US
Facebook hasn't made Home official just yet, but we can tell you one thing for certain -- it'll be arriving on April 12th in the US. It won't be available on all Android devices that day, broader av...
04:47 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook's Android event liveblog
The "Facebook Phone" sits up there with Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster in mythology and legend, but in reality it's just a term instead of an actual phone branded by the social media service. We'...
04:46 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Visualized: AT&T's network-boosting Small Cell
WiFi used to be the only somewhat reliable way for a carrier to plug up holes in its network coverage. It's a tactic AT&T's used to great effect in many metropolitan areas where it offers wirele...
04:29 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget MLB stamps partnership with Qualcomm, hopes it leads to improved connectivity at ballparks
Companies like Cisco have tried lending Major League Baseball a hand in its quest to serve better internet connectivity to game attendees, but Bud Selig & Co. know that a little more has to be d...
04:12 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Good Times knows when you're concentrating, sets your phone to 'do not disturb'
There's a reason we cover technology instead of create it. When we see a pair of Necomimi ears we see a opportunity to embarrass a poor intern. (Thanks for being a good sport Daniel!) Ruggero Scorci...
03:45 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 021 - 04.04.13
An American has invaded the Eurocast! Okay, not really... We asked our amazing NYC-based editor, Joseph Volpe, to grace us with his lovely voice. Topics for this edition include the likely-to-be ann...
03:16 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Google TV Remote app for Android gets its first update, with voice search and design tweaks
The official Google TV Remote app for Android has been around since late 2010, but it only just received its first update since launch. So what's changed? Support for voice commands has been extende...
02:44 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget WWE pay-per-view events coming to Xbox Live
Just in time for this week's WrestleMania XXIX, that goliath of Wrestling Entertainment is setting up shop on Xbox. The service starts today and is available to any fans with an Xbox Live Gold subsc...
02:21 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Toshiba adds 6-inch BookPlace Mono to its Japan e-reader lineup
While Toshiba's already got a bevy of e-readers on tap for its Japanese online e-book store, it just added a budget-oriented monochrome offering: the BookPlace Mono. It's a slightly smaller but other...
02:00 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two iPad minis, courtesy of TurboTax!
Hear the birds singing, smell the roses, behold the beautifully blossoming trees and get stuck inside your abode with the unwelcoming burden of taxes. TurboTax is once again coming to the rescue, of...
01:48 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget PSA: HTC One pre-orders start at AT&T today, Sprint tomorrow
You've been eying the HTC One's zero-gap body for well over a month, and now it's your chance to do something about it. AT&T is launching its promised pre-order campaign for the One today: soon,...
01:31 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Visualized: an Earth-year through stunning NASA imagery (video)
Our planet had kind of a rough year in 2012, but thanks to its array of satellites and a certain floating lab, NASA documented every divine and terrifying moment from afar. On top of the usual beaut...
01:01 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Sonnet Echo 15 Thunderbolt dock piles on 15 ports, optical drive, disk bay for $400
There are Thunderbolt docks, real and ethereal, and then there's this beast from Sonnet: the Echo 15. As implied by the name, it's lavished with 15 ports front and back, including four USB 3.0, two ...
12:29 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Oakley gives Bubba Watson a hovercraft to replace his golf cart (video)
While there's plenty of tech to improve your swing, the golf course itself doesn't see too much innovation which is why this attention-grab from Oakley and Bubba Watson is even more enjoyable. The a...
12:00 pm EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung's WiFi-only Galaxy Camera ships this month for $450
Part of the Galaxy Camera's appeal is undeniably the convenience of a constant cellular connection, but if a $500 price tag and monthly data tariff aren't quite your style, perhaps this new $450 mod...
11:27 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Cyberlink's PowerDVD 13 universal media player for Windows 8, iOS, and Android has an improved UI and 4K support
It's been well over a year since Cyberlink released a new version of its venerable PowerDVD software, but now version 13 has arrived sporting a shiny new look, 4K support and a fresh media upconverti...
11:04 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Netflix confirms May 26th launch date for new Arrested Development season
Last time we heard, Mr. F and the entirety of the Bluth clan were to return to all our screens sometime in May, but Netflix has finally announced that the global launch will happen on the more concr...
10:51 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget UK's online music royalties generate more cash than radio for the first time
The UK's Performing Right Society has announced that the cash generated from online music licensing has surpassed that of radio for the first time. The society's 2012 report reveals that digital roy...
09:58 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS unveils GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card destined for little rigs
It's easy to chop and change components in spacious towers, but small PCs need upgrading, too. If your stunted desktop has fallen into the "minimum system requirements" category for the latest games...
09:12 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Win hopes for Chinese smartphone success with a mixed bag of specs
The Galaxy Win has been bouncing around several online stores over in Asia this week with a vague spec sheet but now Samsung China has gone on the record with all the details. While it might borrow ...
08:14 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Google's BufferBox delivery lockers to arrive in San Francisco 'very soon'
San Francisco is getting all sorts of delivery options courtesy of its friends in Mountain View. Not only has The City by the Bay been graced by Google's same-day delivery Shopping Express pilot, bu...
07:12 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Friends coming to Android and iOS, brings the franchise full circle
You may not have realized it if you were heads-down with your smartphone, but one of the most popular Angry Birds games is on Facebook: its social network adaptation, Angry Birds Friends, has racked...
06:26 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile reports 'first positive branded (customer) growth in four years'
Right on the heels of its announcement of becoming the "UnCarrier", T-Mobile has dropped an early update on customer count for Q1. While its full earnings won't be announced until May 8th, it noted ...
05:02 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Blackberry shutting down BBM Music on June 2nd, points users to Rdio
BBM Music may only be roughly a year and a half old, but Blackberry announced in an email to subscribers that it'll be put out to pasture on June 2nd, and April is the last month they'll be charged ...
04:03 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Arthur Frommer takes brand back from Google, will keep guidebooks going
The tale of Google and Frommer's famed travel guides has taken another twist this evening. Associated Press writer Beth Harpaz reports Arthur Frommer confirmed over the phone that he has retaken con...
04:01 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung partners with Best Buy to bring Experience Shops to 1,400 stores
Not content with a gazillion Galaxy phone sales, Samsung is hoping to continue winning the smartphone war in one of the biggest battlegrounds any manufacturer can face: retail. The Korean OEM has pa...
03:39 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget LG's 5-inch Optimus G Pro launches in Japan
South Korea gave the Optimus G Pro a reasonably warm reception after debuting, and now LG's hoping to pull off a similar victory in Japan. Those in the Land of the Rising Sun can now pick up the sma...
03:10 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G on AT&T starts seeing Android 4.1.2 updates
Last month, Sprint served up a dose of Jelly Bean for its variant of LG's Optimus G, and today it appears that AT&T is following suit. We've received a flurry of tips and screenshots like the on...
03:10 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G on AT&T starts seeing Android 4.1.2 updates (update: official)
Last month, Sprint served up a dose of Jelly Bean for its variant of LG's Optimus G, and today it appears that AT&T is following suit. We've received a flurry of tips and screenshots like the on...
02:36 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Detroit Electric reveals the SP:01 sports EV with stick shifting, traces of Tesla
Anyone who wanted a Tesla Roadster but showed up too late to the party (or too early) is about to get a second chance as soon as this year, if not quite in the way they expected. The Detroit Electri...
02:21 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Chrome 26 for Android gets stable release with autofill and password syncing
Perpetually forgetful Android users no longer have to adopt a Chrome beta to coordinate their lives. Just a month after the test version of Chrome 26 arrived with autofill and password syncing, its ...
01:50 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Seattle Mariners unveil 'largest screen in Major League Baseball'
This week, the Seattle Mariners showed off a new 3,840 x 1,080, surface-mount LED display at Safeco Field -- one the team's PR department touts as the "largest in Major League Baseball and among the...
01:36 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Purple Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Sprint on April 12th for $99
Last month, a purple Galaxy S III first reared its regal-hued exterior accompanied by claims that it would launch on Sprint sometime in April. Tonight, a tipster sent a screenshot our way that's peg...
12:42 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia Music for WP8 now keeps track of listening history, adds Live Tile feature
Human beings living their mobile life under Microsoft's OS have been enjoying the Nokia Music service for awhile now, but for the Windows Phone 8 folk in particular, the groovy app just got a little...
12:01 am EST - Thu, April 4, 2013
Engadget Deezer for Android gets redesign, predictive search function in new beta version
With services like its own App Studio, Deezer's already presented how it feels about mobile as the way forward. And, in order to keep the trend going, the music streaming service is now releasing a ...
11:36 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Google Now update adds real-time package tracking, faster search results
Have an Android smartphone running Jelly Bean? You might have come across Google Now, the search giant's information hub that aggregates personalized content from your inbox, calendar and GPS. Now, ...
11:04 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Google forks WebKit with Blink, a new web engine for Chromium and Chrome
You could call WebKit the glue that binds the modern web: the rendering engine powers Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and many mobile browsers past and present. Things are about to unstick a little...
11:04 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Google forks WebKit with Blink, a new web engine for Chromium and Chrome (update)
You could call WebKit the glue that binds the modern web: the rendering engine powers Apple's Safari, Google's Chrome, and many mobile browsers past and present. Things are about to unstick a little...
10:30 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.03.2013
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, April 3, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: When we Google too much
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. Our cat Mischa is ill, and I am sad. But sadness is only one of t...
09:33 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Lumix GF6 passes through Taiwan certification with WiFi
Panasonic's support for WiFi in its Micro Four Thirds cameras has so far skewed toward the high end. Thanks to a new filing at Taiwan's National Communications Commission, though, we know the entry ...
09:08 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Gmail autocomplete updated with search history and contact thumbnails
Building off of last year's Gmail enhancements, Google is rolling out improved autocomplete predictions that display terms from your previous email searches. In addition to referencing your old inbo...
08:42 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 users can Gogo to Delta for free in-flight WiFi
Dangling WiFi-carrot meet your BlackBerry-made stick: the Z10. Perhaps because its user base has traditionally courted strong enterprise support -- a lot that typically overlaps with the jet set -- ...
08:18 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Researchers wrangle microscopic particles with sonic lasso
When you think about it, scientists and cowboys have a lot in common. Both are frontiersmen of a sort, both wear clothes that make them easy to identify and now they both count lassos among their es...
07:54 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Disney halts game development at LucasArts, moves to licensed Star Wars titles
If you're old enough to have played PC games for more than a decade, LucasArts (originally LucasFilm Games) likely has a permanent place in your heart after a string of legendary adventure and fligh...
07:29 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Canon outs VIXIA HF G30 camcorder with premium optics, XA20 and XA25 for pros
While the image of the amateur camcorder user still revolves around a parent recording baby's first steps, Canon knows that at least some of us want high-quality footage without venturing too far in...
07:29 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Canon outs VIXIA HF G30 camcorder with premium optics, XA20 and XA25 for pros (updated)
While the image of the amateur camcorder user still revolves around a parent recording baby's first steps, Canon knows that at least some of us want high-quality footage without venturing too far in...
07:02 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter revamp brings native experience to Android, expanded Card content
We already knew Twitter was planning on expanding its Card content to include app, gallery and product info. But the company apparently had another sweeping change waiting in the wings: a UI refresh...
06:53 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Rdio introduces streaming site Vdio, provides yet another on-demand video service to online viewers
We'd heard murmurs about Vdio being eventually launched over in the United Kingdom, but, aside from that, details still remained relatively scared. Well, now we have official word that Rdio's planni...
06:24 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 3rd: Sony Alpha SLT-A57K kit and 39-inch Sharp AQUOS HDTV
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
06:01 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget AMS detects excess of positrons, could suggest existence of dark matter
We've been waiting with bated breath all afternoon to find out what NASA, MIT and the Department of Energy has observed with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer. Well, we still don't quite understand th...
05:54 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu touch interface detects fingers on real objects, adds digital details to print
Bringing touch interfaces to real-world objects often involves putting hardware either inside the item or in front of it, neither of which is especially natural. Fujitsu has developed a control syst...
05:23 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates SkyDrive for iOS to v3.0, touts support for more devices and revamped user experience
It's been quite a few months since Microsoft touched the SkyDrive application on Apple's mobile platform, but today, after some well-documented delays, the company's finally delivering an update to ...
05:01 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home UI pictured in more leaked images ahead of tomorrow's event
We've already seen leaked images of the HTC First smartphone purported to be launching at tomorrow's Facebook event, as well as what appears to be its APK, and we now have our best look yet at the F...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Facebook's Android event tomorrow at 1PM ET!
The term "Facebook Phone" has been used in association with specific devices for over four years, and each time it's involved phones with tighter integration of the social media network rather than ...
05:00 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget PSA: Watch the AMS dark matter results announcement at 1:30PM ET (video)
The universe is thought to be composed of stuff, non-stuff and maybe some other stuff. We're referring, of course, to matter, anti-matter and as-yet illusive dark matter. While we know a fair amount...
04:45 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget OUYA review (founding backer edition)
Most modern gaming consoles are big, heavy and power-thirsty. They dominate the entertainment centers into which they're placed and suck down hundreds of watts of electricity when they're running. T...
04:09 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Bang & Olufsen announces Spotify partnership, brings streaming integration to BeoSound 5
The BeoSound 5 is, without a doubt, among the priciest of its kind, but thanks to a new partnership with Spotify, Bang & Olufsen has just added a little more value to its lavish controller. Acco...
03:44 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget LG Jukeblox hits the FCC, makes us wonder what a Jukeblox is
Once in every while, a product meanders through the FCC that we've actually never heard of. Today we found a test report concerning LG's Jukeblox, a "networked media module" that doesn't seem to exi...
03:27 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Mozilla and Samsung collaborating on new Servo web browser engine for Android and ARM
It's a fairly bold claim, but Mozilla and Samsung have announced today that they're now attempting to "rebuild the web browser from the ground up on modern hardware." That initiative takes the form ...
03:13 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Big Jambox 2.0 update brings extended battery life, new AAC support for iOS 6.1
If you thought $300 was a lot of money to drop on the Big Jambox, Jawbone has just released an update that might make that amount a little easier to swallow. The 2.0 software for the large Bluetooth...
03:01 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget AT&T to offer 16GB Samsung Galaxy S 4 for $200, 32GB for $250
Interesting timing, AT&T: just a day after the HTC One pricing was announced, the carrier has clarified its launch plans for the Samsung Galaxy S 4. We already knew the phone would be available ...
02:30 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Roku 3 review: our favorite media streamer, and the simplest to use, too
Roku's media streamers have carved out a notable niche for themselves, with what started out as a Netflix box, but quickly grew to include hundreds of other entertainment options. Whatever they've l...
01:25 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Amazon's AutoRip now includes vinyl
For about as long as we can remember, each new CD we've purchased has made a trip to our computer for a good, old fashioned ripping, first thing out of the plastic. So the concept of offering up fre...
01:04 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget SEC: Companies can share business data on social media
When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to Facebook last year to announce that the service had exceeded one billion viewing hours in a month for the first time, the financial world was in uproar. After ...
12:43 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget AMD offers open-source Linux driver for hardware video decoding
AMD's Unified Decoder has been the object of envy in the open-source community for some time. The silicon, which ships on the company's Radeon graphics cards, offers hardware-accelerated video decod...
12:24 pm EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget FTC reveals $50,000 Robocall Challenge winners, alarms Rachel from card services (video)
The FTC has managed to find two non-violent solutions to its Robocall Challenge, aimed at blocking auto-dialing telemarketers, thanks to winners Serdar Danis and Aaron Foss. The pair, who will recei...
11:47 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid plug-in model brings 416 guilt-free horsepower
Daily commute got you down? You'll soon be able to do it in a Porsche without burning a drop of gas, thanks to a new plug-in Panamera S E-Hybrid model. The powertrain, which we saw earlier on a conc...
11:24 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Tesco signs up BBC content for its free Clubcard TV streaming service, includes plenty of cooking shows
Tesco's recently launched TV streaming service, which is free to its Clubcard members, has signed up to a bundle of programs from BBC Worldwide. The UK supermarket, which supports its Clubcard TV wi...
11:00 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Big Jambox 2.0 update brings extended battery life, new AAC support for iOS 6.1
If you thought $300 was a lot of money to drop on the Big Jambox, Jawbone has just released an update that might make that amount a little easier to swallow. The 2.0 software for the large Bluetooth...
10:36 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Quickoffice on Android and iPhone now free for Google Apps for Business users
Quickoffice for iPad became a free perk for Google Apps business subscribers back in December, and now Mountain View has extended the offer to its Android app, and made its iPad application iPhone-c...
10:09 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget It's been 40 years since the world's first mobile phone call
On April 3rd 1973, Martin Cooper made the first mobile call on the nine-inch (and 28-ounce) Motorola DynaTAC. Dialing up a rival at AT&T, he apparently said that he was ringing "to see if my cal...
09:37 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Cheat on your iOS or Android device with this BlackBerry 10 OS tour
The BlackBerry Z10 is now attainable on three outta the four big US carriers, leading many to wonder what a BB10 phone would be like. Well, if you haven't had a chance to fondle the handset in-store...
09:04 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Baidu Eye is no joke, aims to be a Google Glass competitor
We all know that Chinese search giant Baidu is notorious for receiving much inspiration from its US counterpart, Google, and according to the above IM screenshot published on April Fools' Day (now b...
08:55 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi M2S with Snapdragon 600 revealed in curtailed China Telecom listing
China Telecom looks to be getting a supercharged flavor of the small-ish but powerful Xiaomi Phone 2, if an inadvertent listing for a Xiaomi M2s proves accurate. MyDrivers.com grabbed some screensho...
08:08 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget China's homegrown GPS to open up for smartphones
Now that China is comfortable letting drivers access Beidou to get around the middle kingdom, it's decided that everyone else should get easy access as well. Talking to Xinhua News, state official Y...
06:58 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget HTC One 802w for China spotted with removable cover, dual SIM slots and microSD slot
Much like how three (or four) of the major US carriers will be getting the HTC One, China's three carriers will also be receiving the same treatment, according to the country's official device appro...
06:09 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Google and Asustek to release second generation Nexus 7 tablet in July, says Reuters
Google's next generation of Nexus 7 tablets from Asus will be Qualcomm-powered and arrive this July, according to Reuters. If its sources are to be believed, Mountain View is aiming to ship eight mi...
06:09 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Google and ASUS to release second-generation Nexus 7 tablet in July, says Reuters
Google's next generation of Nexus 7 tablets from ASUS will be Qualcomm-powered and arrive this July, according to Reuters. If its sources are to be believed, Mountain View is aiming to ship eight mi...
04:57 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Hybrid Memory Cube receives its finished spec, promises up to 320GB per second
The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium has been almost too patient in developing a standard for for its eponymous technology -- efforts began 17 months ago -- but it at last has more than good intentions...
04:13 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZL reaches Canada through Bell, Rogers and Videotron
While we're still waiting on an American carrier to officially release Sony's Xperia ZL, it turns out that Canadians don't have to be quite so patient. That promised April launch in the northern cou...
03:03 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter Cards for apps, products and photo galleries unveiled
Twitter just wrapped up a developer shindig at its San Francisco HQ and trotted out three new content preview cards. When a user links to a page with Twitter-specific markup, a tweet will feature an...
01:44 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Google+ now allows full-size photo uploads from desktop browsers
As glad as we are that Google gave mobile photographers the chance to upload full-size photos to Google+ back in December, the absence of a desktop equivalent has been more than a little conspi...
01:03 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget Nebula One turns servers into simple, private clouds with OpenStack (video)
Trying to create a large-scale, private cloud array can be a headache, since it often involves bringing disparate networking, server and storage systems together in one not-so-happy union. Wouldn't ...
12:28 am EST - Wed, April 3, 2013
Engadget On your mark, get set, benchmark! 3DMark Android Edition now on Google Play
Android just gained another go-to for benchmarking. After failing to hit the 2012 mark for its Android-specific performance software, Futuremark's finally delivering on its promise and making 3DMark...
11:49 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Google changes Android dashboard numbers to count active users, not just pings
The Android device dashboard has been providing a picture of OS version distribution since before Froyo pushed aside Eclair, but now it's seeing some changes. A post on the Android Developers Google...
11:35 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com calendar gets redesign, offers improved nav and sharing options
Now that Outlook.com seems to have its email product sorted, the folks up in Redmond have turned their attention to that other popular cloud service: the online calendar. Indeed, Outlook.com has com...
11:06 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Notre Dame students highlight method for 3D printing skeletons of living animals
Can you really claim to love your pet if you haven't printed out its skeletal structure for your mantle? Sure everyone expresses themselves in different ways, but the "3D Printing of Preclinical X-r...
10:39 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.02.2013
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 - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Viber for Windows Phone 8 update adds free VoIP calling with HD audio
After several months as a watered down messaging app, Viber for Windows Phone 8 is finally catching up to its Android and iOS counterparts. Starting today, the redesigned VoIP application now suppor...
09:41 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S now eligible for non-traditional lease with resale guarantee
Just as Tesla isn't in the business of making average cars, it's just introduced a leasing program for the Model S sedan that's not entirely run-of-the-mill. Unique to the company's 66-month lease p...
08:43 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: LineCam is a high-flying cable car system for your camera
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 tipwith "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
08:27 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget HTC First pictured ahead of Thursday's Facebook event
The mysterious Facebook event is quickly approaching, and as luck would have it, @evleaks is hooking us up with an image of the device that we'll be introduced to on Thursday, known as the HTC first...
08:27 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget HTC First pictured ahead of Thursday's Facebook event (update: now with more colors)
The mysterious Facebook event is quickly approaching, and as luck would have it, @evleaks is hooking us up with an image of the device that we'll be introduced to on Thursday, known as the HTC first...
08:26 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget York announces pay-as-you-go EV charging network, beats London to the punch
The city of York just announced a plan to install a network of pay-as-you-go charging stations for electric vehicles, the first such system to launch in the UK. York is already home to 12 free charg...
08:03 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Kobo finally makes its e-readers available through its own site
Strange, but until now, if you were aching for a Kobo reader, the company's site would redirect you to a third-party like Best Buy or select independent booksellers. The tablet / e-reader maker has ...
07:49 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget South Korea defense ministry reportedly crafts a cyber policy group to unify its security
If you hadn't heard, South Korea's under a lot of pressure lately, including a spate of internet-based attacks against banks and broadcasters on March 20th that some worry (though can't confirm) was...
07:49 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget South Korea defense ministry reportedly crafts cyber policy group to unify security
If you hadn't heard, South Korea's under a lot of pressure lately as a result of a spate of internet-based attacks against the country's banks and broadcasters on March 20th that some worry (though ...
07:34 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Google Drive rolling out UI tweaks for shared folders
As much as we love Google Drive, its neither the prettiest nor simplest cloud storage interface. New UI tweaks rolling out to users starting today aren't suddenly going to change that hierarchy too ...
07:27 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget LG Lucid2 available at Verizon for free on April 4th, entry-level smartphone lovers rejoice
The original LG Lucid came to Verizon just a little over a year ago as a midrange device, and today we got word that its sequel, the Lucid2 (VS870), is now ready to show up in similar capacity. Said...
07:20 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Firefox 20 official with a seamless download manager, private windows (video)
Some Firefox releases have more noticeable changes than others. We'd say that the newly finalized Firefox 20 is firmly in that first camp. The new release gives desktop users a Safari-like download ...
07:00 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget NZN Labs launches Lit, a social-enhanced fitness tracker for adventurous types
No, your existing fitness tracker probably isn't good enough -- not if you frequently participate in "extreme sports" and wish to log every possible measurement as you cycle, snowboard, surf or just...
06:39 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Hacker turns Kindle Paperwhite into wireless Raspberry Pi terminal
The Raspberry Pi is all about low-cost computing, which makes this particular hack quite fitting, as it allows you to make a terminal for your lil' Linux machine out of something you may already hav...
06:15 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Pentax K-30 DSLR adds 15 new color options, gets both matte and gloss finishes
You might recall the weather-sealed delights of Pentax's K-30, but if you don't, perhaps a new palette of colors will leave a more permanent impression. The 16.3-megapixel DSLR can now be picked up ...
05:53 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Yahoo! Mail adds Dropbox integration for simple sharing, end to attachment limits
Google, Amazon and Microsoft are finally getting the syncing cloud storage thing right. But, Dropbox is still the player to catch. While the rest are still working on actually getting the desktop cl...
05:30 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Ergo launches the GoNote Mini, a 7-inch tablet netbook hybrid, we go hands-on
We first encountered Ergo Electronics at last year's Gadget Show Live, and since then the Birmingham-based tablet maker has graduated from its humble back-of-the-hall origins to become a major playe...
05:30 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Ergo launches the GoNote Mini, a 7-inch Android tablet netbook hybrid, we go hands-on
We first encountered Ergo Electronics at last year's Gadget Show Live, and since then the Birmingham-based tablet maker has graduated from its humble back-of-the-hall origins to become a major playe...
05:22 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Windows Blue to be called Windows 8.1?
It's a world of code names out there, and final products rarely ever inherit the name given to them during the development process. It appears that Microsoft doesn't plan to buck the trend with the ...
05:15 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Windows QuickStart Kit gives Mac developers a $25 testbed for IE and Windows 8
Microsoft knows that many Mac-based developers still have to test in a Windows environment, whether it's to check web rendering in Internet Explorer 10 or to port an iOS or Mac app to competing envi...
05:00 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 343 - 04.02.13
Aw, you missed us live? Not to worry, we've got you covered here as usual! This week, Ben continues to highlight his hopes for more à la carte access to shows than channels, while Richard tri...
04:44 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 carrier update may bring T-Mobile LTE to unlocked GSM models
Word on the street is that an update will be hitting the iPhone 5 on April 5th that will turn on access to T-Mobile's LTE network on unlocked GSM models. While you'll have to wait until April 12th t...
04:33 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Garmin to power future Mercedes-Benz infotainment systems
It looks like Garmin has managed to lock down a very solid deal following its automotive group's compelling demo at CES. The company's in-dash infotainment solution is now set to roll out with futur...
04:00 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless REC10 WiFi range extender is available from today for $80
The second of Amped's early 2013 lineup is making its way into stores, snapping at the heels of the recently released PLA2. The REC10 is a wall socket-mounted WiFi range extender that'll add a furth...
03:39 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Tokyo Metro finishes rolling out WiFi at its train stations
Train stations deep indoors and underground rarely make for the best places to hit up a smartphone for data, yet they're where a lot of Tokyo residents have to spend their time. Accordingly, it only...
03:10 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Sprint to begin selling HTC One on April 19th for $200, pre-orders begin April 5th
Quickly following AT&T's lead, Sprint is now ready to spill the details on its launch of the HTC One. Pre-orders begin on April 5th, while you'll be able to go online or into a store and pick on...
02:55 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget EE launches free 4G WiFi service in (some) London black cabs
So, previous taxi WiFi solutions were too slow, or you weren't underground. What's a smartphone-tethered Londoner on the hunt for WiFi supposed to do? The current answer is to flag down one of Londo...
02:41 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Sony patent claims touch force detection via microphone
In the annals of "clever patents that may never amount to anything," we now have an entry from Sony: a method of sensing touch strength with sound. Since capacitive touchscreens can't detect pressur...
02:22 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Epix hits PlayStation 3 today, arriving on Vita in coming weeks
Took a couple of months, but EPIX is finally ready to fulfill its promise of PlayStation 3 movie streaming today. The network's launching its app for the console, giving users access to some 3,000-p...
02:00 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the smaller, less expensive 7-inch Wikipad (video)
When the Wikipad went from 10.1-inches to just 7-inches earlier this year, subsequently cutting its price in half alongside the size reduction, the gaming-centric Android tablet went from riskily pr...
01:43 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget AT&T to sell the HTC One on April 19 for $200, pre-orders start April 4
Earlier we reported that AT&T's version of the HTC One would be going on pre-sale sometime this week, and the GSM carrier has finally revealed its official plans: the flagship HTC device will be...
01:43 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget AT&T to sell the HTC One on April 19th for $200, pre-orders start April 4th
Earlier we reported that AT&T's version of the HTC One would be going on pre-sale sometime this week, and the GSM carrier has finally revealed its official plans: the flagship HTC device will be...
01:18 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Netflix's House of Cards comes to Blu-ray in June; second screen feature tweaked on Android
While Netflix is focused on a streaming future the first series to appear exclusively on its service will see a more conventional release this summer. High Def Disc News points out an Amazon listing...
12:55 pm EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Warner Archive Instant launches, offers subscription to stream classic movies and TV shows
While existing streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime stock their virtual shelves with fresh exclusive content, the just-launched Warner Archive Instant is running in the other direction. ...
11:54 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Wacom unveils crayon-esque Bamboo Stylus mini for tablets and smartphones
Wacom wants to make sure there's no buyer's remorse for those who didn't pop for a pen-equipped device, so it added the Bamboo Stylus mini to its portable touch-pen lineup. It joins the Stylus Feel,...
11:01 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Adafruit debuts Circuit Playground: a show teaching kids about electronics (video)
Programs have a certain magic power over littluns, sending them into a trance-like state and then having them beg for merchandise afterwards. The perpetual tinkerers over at Adafruit don't expect yo...
10:08 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget First ARM Cortex-A57 processor taped out by TSMC, ready for fab
Your current smartphone just took another spin backwards on the obsolescence cycle thanks to a new landmark from ARM and TSMC: the first Cortex-A57 has reached the "tape out" stage, meaning it's rea...
10:03 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Apple Brazil makes substantial price cuts on iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S
It might not have the trademark, but that hasn't stopped Apple shaving the cost of its entry-level iPhone 4 and 4S' to something closer to its price tag in North America. The 16GB iPhone 4S is now R...
09:10 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget TuneIn Live update comes to Android, offers category curated content discovery
There's nothing worse than seeing a handy new update hit your favorite app on the wrong OS. Luckily, time heals all wounds platform fragmentation. TuneIn's Android app has just been updated with Tun...
08:04 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 isn't even out yet, but it's been rooted
We might have spent a few hours toying with Samsung's new mobile hardware, but tinkerers over at XDA-Developers have had enough time to root the Galaxy S 4, already. This means those (very) early ad...
08:04 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 isn't even out yet, but it might have been rooted already (update: or not)
We might have spent a few hours toying with Samsung's new mobile hardware, but some tinkerers over at XDA-Developers claim have had enough time to root the Galaxy S 4, already. This means those (ver...
07:16 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Pandora for Android loaded with lock screen controls
A fresh release of Pandora's Android app hit Google Play, and it carries a light, but welcome changelog. New lock screen controls for hardware packing Ice Cream Sandwich or later flavors of Google's...
05:52 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung SGH-i337 hits FCC with AT&T LTE bands, fits the GS 4 profile
We have to be skeptical when new devices arrive at the FCC without photos or a blinking sign that says "I Am AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S 4." But even doubters can connect the dots in this case and d...
04:59 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget XYZbot's Fritz offers a cheaper robot head, free trips to the uncanny valley (video)
It's been relatively easy to get your hands on an expressive robot face... if you're rich or a scientist, that is. XYZbot would like to give the rest of us a shot by crowdfunding Fritz, an Arduino-p...
04:07 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Dell CEO memo talks of a 'significant' boost to PCs and tablets in restructuring
When Michael Dell signaled intentions to take his company private for an overhaul, there were questions as to just what he wanted to do if and when shareholders weren't watching his every move: was ...
03:27 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile reverses course, reveals Lumia 810 won't be updated to support LTE
We've some really unfortunate news to share with Lumia 810 owners who'd purchased the handset on T-Mobile's word that a software update would enable LTE support. As it turns out, despite the Lumia 8...
02:29 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget LG celebrates 500k Optimus G Pro sales in its home country
We haven't even had the chance to see the 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro available outside Korea, but LG is already claiming a sales record. The latest supersized phone notched 10,000 orders at launch, lead...
01:08 am EST - Tue, April 2, 2013
Engadget Google Director of Privacy Alma Whitten to step down
Alma Whitten, who was appointed Google's director of privacy for product and engineering in 2010 after the Street View WiFi brouhaha, will be leaving her post, Google has confirmed to The Verge. Dur...
11:58 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Appeals court denies ReDigi appeal, says music downloads can't be resold
ReDigi took a gamble that it could resell legally purchased song downloads, much as you would that one-hit wonder CD you bought in high school. Unfortunately for ReDigi, the odds weren't ultimately ...
11:33 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Kodu challenge invites the younger generation to design games
As part of its encouraging Imagine Cup, Microsoft is now, for the first time, giving young ones that are aged between 9 and 18 the chance to enter a game design challenge dubbed Kodu. With a renowne...
11:16 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 04.01.2013
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...
11:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget April Fools' Day roundup: hamster beats, pirate's booty and Play-Doh printing
April Fools' Day is tough. Believe us. We know. It's 24 hours of fake news, bad jokes and Gangnam Style references. But not all of it is the internet equivalent to lining a toilet with plastic wrap....
10:39 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (April 2nd - 7th)
Mad Men AMC's main showpiece is ready to return. Now in its sixth season, you should be familiar with Don, Betty and the rest of the crew, but if not you can check out the trailer embedded after the...
10:28 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Firefox G-Fox: Plush Edition (hands-on)
With the introduction of Google's Chrome and stepped-up games from the likes of Internet Explorer and Safari, Firefox is arguably not quite the darling of the browser wars it was when it first hit t...
09:58 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Smartisan OS unveiled in China, takes a fresh approach on Android UI design
Following the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi, another star is born in the Chinese smartphone market. In fact, some may already know the man behind this new Android-based Smartisan OS: Luo Yonghao, a self...
09:58 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Smartisan OS unveiled in China, takes a fresh approach to Android UI design
Following the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi, another star is born in the Chinese smartphone market. In fact, some may already know the man behind this new Android-based Smartisan OS: Luo Yonghao, a self...
09:29 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget AMD roadmap shows Steamroller-based Opterons on track for 2013
AMD gave us a tease of its next-generation Steamroller architecture in 2012, but things weren't looking good for pro users when the initial timeline had current-generation Piledriver technology as t...
08:56 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 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 ...
08:35 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 LTE hits AT&T retail on April 5th with a $249 contract option
Have you eyed the LTE version of Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9, yet remained skittish about buying such a relatively expensive tablet sight-unseen? AT&T is now willing to accommodate you: stop by ...
08:04 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Drive tacks on file syncing, flexes its digital storage muscle
After nearly a year on the market, Amazon has finally blessed its Cloud Drive apps for Windows and Mac with a file syncing folder. Starting today, users can access their documents, music and photos ...
07:32 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget AT&T to begin HTC One pre-sales this week, starting with 32GB for $250
True to form, carriers won't stop being so coy about the HTC One. We still haven't received any official information regarding the flagship's pricing or specific availability, but thanks to one of o...
07:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget BlackBtrry Water Game hands-on
This has been a year of fundamental changes for BlackBerry; shifts in the company's core, beginning with a change in name from Research in Motion to the far less cumbersome -- and more familiar -- B...
06:32 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA outs new mobile GPU line, boasts 'every leading notebook manufacturer' support
In NVIDIA's ongoing efforts to monopolize the technical-sounding graphics card market, the California-based components manufacturer today announced a new mobile line of GPUs aimed at notebook comput...
06:32 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA outs GeForce 700M GPUs for notebooks, boasts inclusion by 'every leading manufacturer'
In NVIDIA's ongoing efforts to monopolize the technical-sounding graphics card market, the California-based components manufacturer today announced a fresh mobile line of GPUs aimed at notebook comp...
06:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Ericsson T28z review
When Ericsson launched the T28 in 1999, it was the lightest and slimmest phone on the market. It was also the first handset ever to use a lithium polymer battery. The T28 was a premium device -- Eri...
05:31 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget NASA announces competition to improve Robonaut's sight
NASA's got some of the sharpest minds in the world (actual, you know, rocket scientists), sure, but they'll be the first to tell you that sometimes you've got to look outside for the best solution t...
05:06 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Facebook phone dev-edition APK reveals details about HTC Myst, new Facebook Home features
Facebook already told us all that it'd be announcing something new and Android-related at an event on April 4th. Android Police has just given us a new heaping helping of evidence, via an APK teardo...
05:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Single-text e-reader review: a rising fad with long-term promise
Before Engadget was born, the late '90s saw a rising fear of the millennium bug, not to mention the advent of the first true e-readers. As time went on, e-ink technology on these devices improved, a...
04:29 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for April 1st: Sony NEX-F3 and Harman Kardon Home Theater Speakers
Looking to save some coin on your tech purchases? Of course you are! In this round-up, we'll run down a list of the freshest frugal buys, hand-picked with the help of the folks at Slickdeals. You'll ...
04:15 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Win a chance to explore Panasonic's 2013 lineup in New York City with Engadget!
In Engadget's ongoing quest to get you, our lovely readers, as up-close-and-personal with the electronics of the future, we're partnering once more with Panasonic to take a few (hundred) lucky reade...
04:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Feedly Mobile revamp caters to Reader escapees with fast search, Must Reads
The phaseout of Google Reader is quickly becoming a boon for developers still carrying the torch for newsreader apps -- just ask Feedly, which now says it took on 3 million new users in the two week...
03:42 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Apple apologizes to Chinese consumers, revises local warranty policy
Over the last couple of weeks, Chinese consumers and media had been up in arms over Apple's lesser warranty coverage compared to that applied in other countries, and Cupertino's seeming arrogance fr...
03:42 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Apple apologizes to Chinese consumers, revises local warranty policy for iPhone 4 and 4S
Over the last couple of weeks, Chinese consumers and media had been up in arms over Apple's lesser warranty coverage -- specifically over refurbished replacement devices for faulty iPhone 4 and 4S -...
03:38 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Aereo wins a crucial court battle, opens up partnership talks with ISPs and pay-TV providers
Something tells us the US Court of Appeals for the Second District has no intentions to kid around with its latest decision, despite it coming down on the 1st of April. In what can only be viewed as...
03:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad mini and Nike+ FuelBand, courtesy of WalkMe!
It may be April Fool's Day, but believe us when we say this is no joke -- we would never kid you when it comes to another chance to win awesome stuff. It's actually the second birthday of WalkMe, an...
02:42 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Unboxing the OUYA (video)
With Kickstarter backer shipments kicking off last Thursday, it's no surprise that some folks are already receiving their OUYA consoles. Two of our US-based, East Coast staffers just got their conso...
02:00 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Hand Sanitizer (hands-on)
Listen, when you work hard (and play hard) the way we do, your hands are going to get dirty from time to time. In fact, if we've got one piece of advice for frequent trade show attendees, it would b...
01:03 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone sees big gains at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian
Alright, so Microsoft is in no danger of toppling iOS or Android anytime soon. But the analytics firm Kantar has seen significant growth for Windows Phone, largely at the expense of BlackBerry. In p...
12:16 pm EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget HTC brings 4-inch Desire P to Taiwan's budget Android set
HTC's One may take the world by storm if it ever gets around to selling it, but meanwhile the company has to pay the bills. It's been doing that very well lately with more budget-oriented models tha...
10:51 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget DARPA working on low-cost robot hands, aims to make yours even more idle (video)
In a bid to crush those typically high robot-making costs, DARPA and its business partners (including iRobot) reckon they can now build high-end robot hands for under $3,000, down from what was once...
09:21 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Sony Computer Entertainment to fuse Asian and Japanese units into one
As part of recent restructuring and cost-cutting efforts, Sony's Computer Entertainment (SCE) division will merge its Asian and Japanese operations into a single entity. The company said that it wou...
07:52 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget X Prize Innovation Partnership Program gets official, lets companies bankroll breakthroughs
X Prize is known for doling out big bucks for tech leaps like Spaceship One and now the foundation is teaming with Singularity University and Deloitte Consulting to try to bring more cash-bearing co...
05:47 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S axes 40kWh battery option, surpasses sales goals
Thinking of picking up the budget Tesla Model S? Think again: the electric automaker just announced that it won't be sending its 40kWh battery pack option into production, citing a lack of customer ...
05:47 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S axes 40 kWh battery option, surpasses sales goals
Thinking of picking up the budget Tesla Model S? Think again: the electric automaker just announced that it won't be sending its 40 kWh battery pack option into production, citing a lack of customer...
03:23 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Series 9?
It's not that many devices that we ever really go to bat for, but Samsung's Series 9 Ultrabook has a small place in our heart. When we reviewed the mid-2012 refresh, we could only find a few problem...
01:35 am EST - Mon, April 1, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of March 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 ...
11:31 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 03.25.2013
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...
10:24 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Tunable app shows musicians what pitch-perfect means as they play (video)
Musicians who've had some degree of practice will know the lack of sophistication involved in getting an instrument in tune and on time: a light-up tuning box and a swinging metronome may be their o...
09:30 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Higher stakes, higher ground for crowdfunding, part 2
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Last week's Switched On discussed the issues around crowdfunding liability, offering examples of some recent tech pr...
08:06 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Cowon D20 launches in Japan, keeps MP3 players alive 90 hours at a time
There's no denying it: the MP3 player market is in free fall, and competitors often have to either go big or go home if they want to justify their work over the many smartphone alternatives. Cowon i...
06:58 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget IBM Roadrunner retires from the supercomputer race
For all the money and effort poured into supercomputers, their lifespans can be brutally short. See IBM's Roadrunner as a textbook example: the 116,640-core cluster was smashing records just five ye...
06:00 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget IRL: IOGEAR GearPower GMP10K, SteelSeries Free Mobile Gaming Controller and the Metabones Speed Booster
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. Anyone out...
04:31 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget PBS shows how hacking is reclaiming its good name after a bad rap (video)
Hacking is still a loaded concept for many, often conjuring negative images of corporate espionage, fraudsters and prank-minded script kiddies. PBS' Off Book wants to remind us that hacking wasn't a...
03:00 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget It's World Backup Day: no time like the present to protect the past
There are two kinds of computer owners: those that backup their data, and those who will backup after they lose something irreplaceable. It's that last group for whom World Backup Day exists, and th...
02:00 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: TORQ Roadster, quantum-dot solar cells and an invisibility cloak
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week, Team Inhabitat traveled to Mountain View, Cal...
01:00 pm EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 337 - 03.28.13
Missed us live at our new weekly livestream home on YouTube at 3PM ET last Thursday? Fret not, because we've got you covered here with the video and audio recordings as usual. So, listen on your own...
11:06 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Dash charts your car data live, with gauges and a dashcam (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...
11:06 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Dash charts your car data live, with gauges and a dashcam (update: Android)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
09:11 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Stanford researchers create genetic transistors, make biologic computing possible
When constructing computer circuits, most folks start with silicon and metal, but not the researchers at Stanford. The boffins in Palo Alto want to build computers out of living tissue, and to that e...
07:01 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi now monitoring your car for $250
Who'd have thought we'd be happy to see an unassuming black box? Delphi and Verizon managed to whet our interest with their Vehicle Diagnostics kit and service at CES, and our curiosity is renewed n...
04:52 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Panasonic explains how its color splitter sensor works in a vividly detailed video
You'd be forgiven if you weren't entirely on the same page with Panasonic regarding its micro color splitter sensor: it's a big break from the traditional Bayer filter approach on digital cameras, a...
02:46 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Android e-mail client?
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 Saad, who's got wants some of that Ma...
12:30 am EST - Sun, March 31, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of March 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, an unknown T-Mobile handset with Snapdragon 800 internals lit...