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11:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Roku takes $60 million in funding, wants to be the front end for your TV
Despite its image as an underdog, Roku knows how to court some heavy hitters in the TV business: on top of a total $80 million in previous investments, it just received a $60 million boost this week. ...
11:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.30.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Razer Blade Pro and 14-inch models hands-on
It wasn't all that long ago that we first got our mitts on the Blade 2.0, and today we came to grips with two new third-gen Razer gaming laptops: the Blade Pro and a fresh 14-inch model. On the outsid...
10:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: HTC cancels plan for 12-inch Windows RT tablet, fears weak demand
Unlike companies such as Samsung, which have the freedom to throw products against the wall only to see whether they stick, HTC is forced to be more calculated with its efforts. With this in mind, Blo...
10:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now available on iPad for $10
The iPad is no stranger to nostalgia-filled gaming sessions, and today Apple's platform is welcoming yet another popular OG title into its hefty ranks. More specifically, we're referring to Star Wars:...
09:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Tweetbot 1.3 for Mac adds media timeline, support for cover images
Tapbots' Tweetbot for Mac already has a reputation as the desktop Twitter client for media hounds, but a just-posted 1.3 update should make that especially clear. Like its iOS counterpart, the Mac app...
09:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget BlueStacks to offer GamePop Android game console for $129, expands title lineup
BlueStacks is taking on OUYA in a big way, having announced its Android-powered GamePop game console a few weeks ago. The company wouldn't give specifics on how much the device would cost when it was ...
09:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Sony CEO Hirai: Xperia Z coming to US carrier shortly
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai had some good news to deliver on stage at D11 -- for US fans, at least. According to Hirai, the Xperia Z, which currently serves as the company's flagship smartphone, is expected to...
09:13 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Sony CEO Hirai: Xperia Z coming to a US carrier shortly
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai had some good news to deliver on stage at D11 -- for US fans, at least. According to him, the Xperia Z, which currently serves as the company's flagship smartphone, is expected to a...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA reveals GeForce GTX 700M series GPUs for notebooks, we go eyes-on
We've already seen a couple of new desktop GTX cards from NVIDIA this month, and if the mysterious spec sheet for MSI's GT70 Dragon Edition 2 laptop wasn't enough of a hint, the company's got some not...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Razer reveals the Blade Pro and 14-inch Blade gaming laptops (update: $999 Pro for indie game devs)
Razer promised it was aiming to iterate its Blade gaming laptop on a yearly basis, and despite the company's recent focus on tablets, it appears to be keeping its word. Today, a mere eight months afte...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn status updates can now include photos, other types of files
Given how simple and common it is to do it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, you'd think being able to share images as part of a status update wouldn't be anything novel at this point. But for those in...
08:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Pioneer announces XDJ-R1 all-in-one digital DJ deck with MIDI, iOS control features (video)
Sure, DJ controllers might be the emerging force in spinning, but CDJs are still largely the club standard. Pioneer has always had thumbs in both of these pies, of course, but the new XDJ-R1 sees the ...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget SmartThings opens up its home automation platform to developers
To say SmartThings' Kickstarter campaign was a success is an understatement: the Internet of Things outfit, which offers a clever array of home automation sensors, routers and smartphone apps, raised ...
07:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 and 780 review roundup: Kepler's still kicking in 2013
Now that we have the low-down on NVIDIA's two mainstream heavyweights, the GTX 770 and the GTX 780, we figure it's time to move beyond specs and official slide decks and bring together some reviews fr...
07:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Sony nominates three new board members, looks for fresh perspective
While Sony has been improving its bank balance as of late, most of that turnaround has come through job cuts and office sales -- the company needs new strategies to thrive in the long run. Accordingly...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
With Brian in our nation's capital, it's up to Tim and Peter to hold things down remotely, once again. Get ready for a double dose of Engadget editor-in-chief action on this week's podcast, just after...
06:53 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Fanhattan plans living room invasion with versatile Fan TV set-top box (video)
Fanhattan, maker of video-streaming tablet and smartphone apps, now has a set-top box to call its own. It's called Fan TV, and combines live web streaming, TV and cloud-based DVR functionality in a si...
06:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget HTC T6 rumored to offer 5.9-inch 1080p display, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800
If the HTC One is just too small for your needs, perhaps the latest rumor will perk you up: a 5.9-inch HTC device code-named the T6 is purportedly in development. Notable leakster @evleaks has dug up ...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Atheer Labs unveils 3D augmented reality mobile platform and a natural human UI (hands-on)
With the advent of Google Glass and the continued development of platforms like the Epson Moverio and Vuzix Smart Glasses, head-mounted wearables are getting a lot of attention these days. Atheer Labs...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Acer Aspire R7 review: a flexible form factor at a reasonable price
If you told us Acer was coming out with an innovative new take on the Windows 8 convertible, we'd probably laugh in your face. After so many months of evaluating slidable, twistable, bendable and deta...
05:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Tumblr brings sponsored posts to your Dashboard on the web
Less than two weeks after Yahoo announced its acquisition of Tumblr, the micro-blogging platform is unveiling a new feature for its desktop site. Starting today, users will see sponsored content mixed...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Tesla details Supercharger expansion, NYC to LA road trips possible by year's end
Tesla's perpetually free Supercharger station has already enabled the driving of about a million miles, totally free, to owners of the Model S sedan. However, availability of that network has been ver...
05:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Adobe Kuler color selection iPhone app is now available, redesigned web interface in tow (video)
Although the shiny new iOS app and retooled web interface were demoed a few weeks back at MAX 2013, Adobe has released both facets of its new and improved Kuler color selection tool into the wild. The...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget US Transportation agency backs public use of self-driving cars, urges states to adopt legislation
The key to road safety may lie in self-driving cars. That's the general conclusion of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recently released policy report which urges states to draw up...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Cornell student's graduation cap sports super-bright LEDs that attendees control from the web
At university graduations, students often deck out their academic regalia with glittery text and other shiny objects to help family members identify them among the crowd. As you might expect, the desi...
04:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget London's V&A Museum names Sophia George as first-ever Game Designer in Residence
Considering that video games are the focus of many an exhibit these days, the following news shouldn't be too shocking. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has appointed Swallowtail Games founder...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Google SVP: We're working on enhanced privacy features for Android, guest user option
Afer being asked by AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg whether Google SVP Sundar Pichai saw the need for more privacy, Pichai said that he wants to bring several of the security and privacy options that users...
04:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access coming to iOS 'in a few weeks'
Sundar Pichai just dropped some pretty big news onstage at D11: Google's Play Music All Access app will be coming to iOS in the following weeks. When the streaming service debuted at I/O, we found it ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Telly video discovery app now optimized for Android tablets
Social discovery applications are becoming more and more popular amongst mobile users, and Telly's certainly one that's leading the way in this category. Today, in an effort to get on as many devices ...
03:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Google says Nexus device series 'will continue'
With all this talk of stock Android on your favorite smartphones, we'd be forgiven for thinking it might be the end of the road of Google's Nexus brand of tablets and phones. But at today's D11 confer...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget HTC One with stock Android coming June 26th for $599
Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai offered glorious news for anyone who loves the HTC One but craves an untouched Android experience: he confirmed that there is inde...
03:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget HTC One with stock Android coming June 26th for $599 (updated)
Speaking to Walt Mossberg at D11 this morning, Google's Sundar Pichai offered glorious news for anyone who loves the HTC One but craves an untouched Android experience: he confirmed that there is inde...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget YouView reaches 400k UK households, promises Android app and internet channels soon
YouView, the relatively young set-top TV service has managed to establish itself in 400,000 houses, the company revealed today. Its CEO, Richard Halton added that 2.2 million video streams are now bei...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Google's Sundar Pichai, SVP of Android, Chrome and Apps, live at D11
Sundar Pichai has taken on quite the role expansion since he sat in the famed red chair during last year's D10 conference here in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Back in March, he took over the Andro...
03:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Google brings nutrition information for more than 1,000 food items to search
Google can already answer plenty of questions for you without requiring you to delve into the actual search results, and you can now add yet one more category to its knowledge base. The company's toda...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: the company's best Android tablet yet
It wasn't all that long ago that every month offered up yet another Android tablet for review. While Samsung is still producing plenty, the output of Google-powered slabs has generally slowed, replace...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Splashtop 2 brings its remote desktop talents to BlackBerry 10
Unless you're willing to poke around in leaked software, there's been no way so far to access your desktop computer via that shiny new BlackBerry 10 device -- until now. Splashtop 2 has just arrived o...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Apple: 100 million iPod touches sold since 2007
Following the launch of its newest iPod earlier today, Apple has announced that it's sold over 100 million iPod touches since they first went on sale back in 2007 -- in fact, as noted in last year's e...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget PSA: Dropbox is down, uploads not working
Dropbox is down -- break out the FTP client. According to readers and Twitter, the service has been out of action for just over half an hour and while you might see the green tick of syncing joy on yo...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget PSA: Dropbox is down, uploads not working (update: it's back)
Dropbox is down -- break out the FTP client. According to readers and Twitter, the service has been out of action for just over half an hour and while you might see the green tick of syncing joy on yo...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Evernote two-step verification now available for Premium and Business users
Three months after a major database hack, Evernote has finally made good on its promise to implement two-factor authentication as an additional precautionary measure. Following the footsteps of other ...
01:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things
The Internet of things -- that nebulous term usually associated with interconnecting everyday objects in a meaningful way -- is in the news again. Yesterday, Broadcom announced that it's launching a c...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA announces GeForce GTX 770 for under $400, says it's faster than last year's GTX 680
It probably won't come as a huge surprise, given the GTX 780's appearance last week, but today's launch of the GTX 770 nevertheless brings us a very interesting product. The card is claimed to be abou...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Waze 3.7 navigates to Facebook Events, shares directions with others
It's not hard to navigate to a Facebook Event if there's an address: it's much harder if the organizer simply assumes that we'll know where to go. Thankfully, we can now lean on some collective help t...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 unveiled: new apps, new features and the return of the Start button
More InfoMicrosoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this yearWindows Blue screenshot tourLeaked Windows 8.1 build points to the Start button's retur...
12:11 pm -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Plex app now available for Drobo's media-savvy 5N NAS
With its quad-core ARM processor, the Drobo 5N is capable of much more than just storing files, and you can now grab a Plex app to help it live up to that potential. Once installed, it'll turn the NAS...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 available for pre-order on Verizon, $200 with a two-year contract
For those of you who wouldn't touch a tactile screen if we gave you one, Verizon's just put a smartphone up for pre-order that might be preferable: the Blackberry Q10. Big Red will carry the regular b...
11:04 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget The Wall Street Journal to launch LinkedIn-style social network
The Wall Street Journal will soon launch a business-minded social network along the lines of LinkedIn, according to a report from The Times of London. The news comes amid reports of restructuring and ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Shazam launches on Windows Phone 8 with links to Xbox Music and free unlimited tagging
Shazam might claim over 300 million song-checkers already, but it's all about increasing that audience, and from today, that includes Windows Phone 8. The app has launched free on Microsoft's mobile O...
10:25 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget HP Wireless Portable Speaker with NFC spotted in regulatory paperwork
HP will soon have an NFC-enabled Bluetooth speaker to go along with its NFC-enabled mouse, not that we reckon the two will ever have much to say to each other. The manufacturer's Wireless Portable Spe...
09:54 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget DARPA builds an Android-based, low-cost ground sensor (video)
This isn't an ignominious box you're looking at -- it's the potential future of military sensors. The device is DARPA's first reference design for a ground sensor based on ADAPT (Adaptable Sensor Syst...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win an HTC One courtesy of Mobile Madhouse
HTC's latest flagship is one of the hottest Android phones available right now. What better way to kick off your summer in the UK, then, than with one of these in your pocket? That's entirely possible...
08:42 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung GT-P5210 reaches the FCC, hints at a 10-inch Galaxy Tab 3
We know that Samsung's tablet line is growing quickly when the Galaxy Note 8.0 is shipping, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 exists and an 8-inch Tab 3 may come soon. The company must want to drive the point home...
08:12 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 Mini: 4.3-inch display, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor
So, it might not be a surprise that it was in the works, but its official announcement today almost caught us off guard. Here it is, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini. Now we can say for sure that there's a...
08:12 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 Mini: 4.3-inch display, 1.7 GHz dual-core processor (updated)
So, it might not be a surprise that it was in the works, but its official announcement today almost caught us off guard. Here it is, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini. Now we can say for sure that there's a...
08:12 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung confirms Galaxy S 4 Mini: 4.3-inch display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor (updated)
So, it might not be a surprise that it was in the works, but its official announcement today almost caught us off guard. Here it is, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini. Now we can say for sure that there's a...
08:01 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils new iPod Touch: 16GB storage, no back-facing camera, $229
Well, this is a little out of the blue. Apple has just outed a new iPod Touch that falls in behind its existing 2012 models. We're hesitant to call this the sixth generation, as it's more of a strippe...
07:57 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget LG's Optimus G Pro launching across Asia in June
Right now, Asians who want LG's Optimus G Pro have to make a sneaky trip over to South Korea, but not for much longer. The handset will begin rolling out across the continent through June, starting in...
07:39 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Huawei Windows Phone appears in render, said to be the Ascend W2
It feels almost unfaithful to the Ascend W1 to be looking at a potential sequel already, but that's what evleaks claims this is. How he got the image we have no idea, and neither do we have any price ...
07:28 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Dish Social app brings Twitter, Facebook to Hopper DVRs
Dish is a little late to the social television party, but it has finally arrived with the aptly (if not creatively) named Social app. The app, available on Hopper DVRs, shows personal Facebook, Twitte...
06:49 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Pebble firmware update 1.11 arrives with UI improvements, Simplicity watchface
Pebble's smartwatch might have launched with limited capabilities, but the list of things it can do keeps growing. Now that the company has released firmware version 1.11, you can add a few more featu...
06:13 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield drops by the FCC, gets ready to fill pre-orders
Eager to get your mitts on NVIDIA's first Tegra 4 device? Cast your jealous eyes upon the federal government -- they've already got one. NVIDIA's Shield gaming handheld dropped by the FCC to get its l...
05:42 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Nintendo updates Miiverse web app, lets users post on the go
When Miiverse first hit the web, Nintendo called it a beta experience. It was an apt description -- the web app lacked the ability to manage friends, tweak user details or create new posts. Today, thi...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Japan announces white 32GB Wii U, Wiimote quick charger and special Luigi edition 3DS XL
An official extended battery for its Wii U Gamepad isn't the only thing Nintendo Japan had to reveal tonight, as it also added a white option for the Wii U 32GB Premium set, a 30th Anniversary Luigi s...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Japan announces white 32GB Wii U, Wiimote quick charger
An official extended battery for its Wii U Gamepad isn't the only thing Nintendo Japan posted on its website tonight, as it also added a white option for the Wii U 32GB Premium set, a 30th Anniversary...
04:44 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Official 2550mAh Wii U GamePad battery announced in Japan, promises up to 8 hours of gameplay
Bummed out about the Wii U GamePad's middling battery life? Nintendo finally has an answer: install a bigger battery. Taking to Twitter these evening, Nintendo revealed has that a new larger capacity ...
04:44 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Official 2,550mAh Wii U GamePad battery announced in Japan, promises up to 8 hours of gameplay
Bummed out about the Wii U GamePad's middling battery life? Nintendo finally has an answer: install a bigger battery. Taking to Twitter these evening, Nintendo revealed has that a new larger capacity ...
04:26 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 desktop sync app now out of beta
A preview build of the Windows Phone 8 app for desktop has been around, but today Microsoft has released a full-fledged version and thrown in some new features to boot. In addition to bug fixes, the s...
03:31 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active gets approved by FCC with AT&T LTE
We've already seen pictures (and video) of the water-defiant Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, so despite its unannounced status, it's difficult to refute its existence. Fortunately, we're starting to get ev...
03:11 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk reveals Tesla's Supercharger network will triple its coverage area this month
Elon Musk is being interviewed tonight at the D11 conference, and gave an early preview of news coming tomorrow: his company's Supercharger EV stations will be available in more areas soon. The networ...
03:08 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Musk: $35,000 Teslas might be three years away, will be 20 percent smaller
We can't argue that the Tesla Model S is not only a great achievement in the EV industry but a looker as well, but there are still a lot of people unconvinced by the $70,000 sticker price ($60k, if yo...
02:39 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, live at D11
Elon Musk is a busy man. He's also a man who isn't afraid to speak his mind, as we found out during his SXSW keynote earlier this year. This evening, he's capping off a day of interviews at D11 with o...
01:33 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Physicists construct the most accurate clock the world has ever seen
Calling a clock the most accurate ever may sound like hyperbole, but physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado have built a pair of devices that can claim t...
12:30 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 180 - 05.29.13
It's been three long weeks since you last heard us, but the news cycle has been far from quiet -- we hope you'll forgive our absence. In this episode we'll focus on Google I/O and catch up on the late...
12:15 am -04 - Thu, May 30, 2013
Engadget August: the beautiful, Yves Behar-designed $199 smart lock
The home automation market is really starting to take off, and surprisingly, it's door locks that are proving to be one of the biggest areas of interest. Established home security companies like Kwiks...
11:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola's next flagship phone is called Moto X, will be built in former Nokia plant in Texas (updated)
Outside of possible FCC filings, Motorola has largely been coy about just what its next major smartphone will be -- until now. The firm's Dennis Woodside just revealed at D11 that the new flagship wil...
11:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola's next flagship phone is called Moto X, will be built in former Nokia plant in Texas (update 2)
Outside of possible FCC filings, Motorola has largely been coy about just what its next major smartphone will be -- until now. The firm's Dennis Woodside just revealed at D11 that the new flagship wil...
11:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola's next flagship phone is called Moto X, will be built in former Nokia plant in Texas
Outside of possible FCC filings, Motorola has largely been coy about just what its next major smartphone will be -- until now. The firm's Dennis Woodside just revealed at D11 that the new flagship wil...
11:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola's Dennis Woodside and Regina Dugan: live from D11
Google I/O came and went with nary a word of that rumored X Phone, but according to Eric Schmidt's recent comments at D: Dive Into Mobile, there are clearly some big, big plans for Moto that have yet ...
10:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.29.2013
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 the...
10:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann: consumers will soon expect every service on every platform, mobile included
Ben Silbermann has found himself in a pretty swell spot. He's the CEO of Pinterest -- a company that was recently valued at $2.5 billion, despite not making a single cent to date. He took the stage to...
09:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Google Calendar for Android adds color highlighting, date and time picker tweaks
Admittedly, this one's a bit of a snooze, but if you find yourself adding events through Google's Calendar app on Android, you might give a hoot about these tweaks. First up is a new color tool, which...
09:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Comcast's X1 remote app gains voice commands on iOS, Android update in the works
A little added interactiveness with living room essentials goes a long way. With that in mind, Comcast today announced it's boosting its iOS X1 remote control with newly minted voice commands, somethi...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Alcatel's One Touch Idol now available in the US for $300 unlocked
Alcatel announced today that its One Touch Idol smartphone is now available for the US market, but without a carrier. Weighing in at only 110 grams, the supposed "world's lightest" handset will be sol...
08:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Researchers build machine that identifies music after hearing only three notes
Can you identify Beethoven's Sonata No. 9 after hearing a mere three notes? Probably not, but a group of computer scientists and music scholars have built a machine that can do just that. The team -- ...
07:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Repix update brings frames, a new filter pack and a revamped adjustment menu
Repix -- one of the more creative photo editing apps available for iOS and Android -- has just seen an update that streamlines its design and adds a handful of new features. Since its launch in March,...
07:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Internet Trends report shows a surge in sharing, mobile overtaking PCs
Mary Meeker's Internet Report is often considered a technology bellwether, and it's certainly living up to that reputation in the 2013 study. This year, the dominating trend is sharing: Meeker has not...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Leaked Windows 8.1 build points to the Start button's return
When we last got a peek at Windows 8.1 "Blue," most of the updates lurked under the surface: rumors of a Start button revival didn't pan out. Flash forward to Paul Thurrott's screenshots of a newer bu...
06:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Sony's Yoshida confirms all PlayStation 4 games work with Vita via Remote Play (with minor exceptions)
Sony's PlayStation Vita is getting a major content boost when the PlayStation 4 launches later this year, as all PlayStation 4 games will run on the Vita via Remote Play. The only exceptions offered b...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Google Maps adds images for three historic parts of New York City (video)
While Google has practically blanketed New York City with eye-level imagery, few would doubt that there's still ground left to cover. The search giant is filling in some of those gaps with new Google ...
05:35 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget SEC charging Nasdaq $10 million in civil suit settlement over Facebook's IPO issues
When Facebook became a public company in the summer of 2012, its initial public offering (IPO) didn't go quite as well as the company expected. It went poorly enough that the US Securities and Exchang...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Twitter for iOS updated with tweet preview and expanded timeline view
There doesn't seem to be much broken that needs fixing on Twitter for iOS. Which is why the latest update to hit the App Store deals mostly in minor tweaks aimed at iPhone users. Now, Twitaholics that...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Twitter for iOS and Android updated with tweet preview, easier photo sharing
There doesn't seem to be much broken that needs fixing on Twitter for iOS or Android, for that matter. Which is why the latest update to hit the App Store and Google Play deals mostly in minor UI twea...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, live at D11
The man worth at least a few billion tweets is about to take the stage here at D11, and we'll be covering Dick Costolo's every utterance as he's interviewed in one of these famed red chairs. The sit-d...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook introduces verified Pages and Profiles
Taking a page out of the book of other social networks, Facebook is now making it possible to verify celebs and other high-profile people and companies. The feature, which consists of a small blue che...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Planetary Resources ARKYD space telescope will take your selfies from space in 2015
We've seen the Arkyd 100 telescope before, Planetary Resources' impressively small asteroid-hunting machine that offers performance matching any on-earth scope (yes, even the really big ones on the to...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Planetary Resources co-founder Peter Diamandis on bringing space exploration to the masses
Picture an optical telescope, a really good optical telescope, and you have to think big. The most powerful consumer-grade models often stand taller than their operators. The grand, institutionally ow...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Verizon Galaxy S III software update adds bug fixes, carrier billing and Multi Window support
With an AWS-enabled Galaxy S 4 looming on the horizon for Verizon (note: the rhyme has us cringing, too), Samsung's Galaxy S III is gracefully sunsetting its flagship status. But it's not bowing out q...
04:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Google revamps Gmail with tabbed inbox on desktop and mobile
Organization is the key to a happy inbox, and Google's taking you one step closer to that stress-free experience. The company announced today that it'll be bringing a new tabbed layout to the desktop ...
03:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 29th: Acer Iconia Tab A210 and Sony NEX-F3
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 wa...
03:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, live at D11
Sheryl Sandberg has served as the chief operating officer of the world's most popular social network since 2008, and today she's taking the stage at D11 here in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. She's ...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Acer Iconia B1-710 tablet swings by the FCC
Back when Acer unveiled the Iconia A1 tablet, it slipped out an upgrade to its starter Iconia B1 series, the B1-710. That refresh has at last surfaced in the US -- through the FCC, anyway. The 7-inch,...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Acer Iconia B1-710 tablet swings by the FCC (updated)
Back when Acer unveiled the Iconia A1 tablet, it slipped out an upgrade to its starter Iconia B1 series, the B1-710. That refresh has at last surfaced in the US -- through the FCC, anyway. The 7-inch,...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Skype links to Lync, for some serious Microsoft synergy
As predicted, Microsoft is taking advantage of a little cross-platform action, connecting up Skype with its business-minded communication service, Lync. The connection brings together "the enterprise ...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Dell's S2240T touch monitor boasts 21.5-inch full HD panel, 60-degree tilt
Dell may already have a 23-inch multi-touch display, but if you're looking for something a little smaller and cheaper, then we have good news for you. The company informed us of its new model named "S...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget EE announces monthly 4G SIM-only plans starting at 23 for 500MB
Before other carriers in the UK get their 4G networks up and running, EE's looking to bolster its customer base by tempting you with an LTE fling, rather than a long-term relationship. The network alr...
01:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 arrives at T-Mobile June 5th for $100 down
US wireless carriers have been quite cagey about the availability of BlackBerry's Q10, with most committing only to a vague June release. But as of today, T-Mobile is the first to officially lock down...
01:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Five Amazon pilots get the green light
Well, it seems that you, the web video watching public, has spoken. Amazon announced today that it has whittled its robust list of pilots down to five titles, thanks to viewers like you. Winners will ...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon announces new 'Login with Amazon' service for apps, games and websites (video)
In an effort to reducing keyboard wear-and-tear, Amazon is opening up its own login service to both app developers and websites. Login With Amazon taps into your account credentials to login, with the...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's Portege Z10t detachable Ultrabook available now for $1,499
When Toshiba first teased the Portege Z10t business Ultrabook at IDF Beijing last month, our initial hands-on went as smoothly as things usually go at trade shows: we bum-rushed the stage to take a fe...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Connected Data announces Transporter v2.0, focuses on user experience and mobile apps
It's been an exciting couple days for the folks at Connected Data. After entering into a merger agreement with Drobo yesterday, the company's just announced Transporter v2.0 -- the latest software for...
12:04 pm -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Sonos app updates foster Spotify integration, easier playlist building
If you're peddling wireless speaker systems that offer internet streaming support, it's only natural to want to get cozy with Spotify. Sonos' latest update for its iOS and Android Controller apps does...
11:35 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's dual-SIM S820 unveiled, joins the Chinese league of feminine phones
Following the likes of the Oppo Ulike 2 and the MeituKiss, Lenovo's decided to join the fun with yet another phone targeted at Chinese female users. Dubbed the S820, this Android 4.2 device appears to...
10:57 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget MediaTek unveils quad-core MT8125 processor for budget tablets
MediaTek told us to only expect its tablet-focused SoC in the summer, but it's clearly something of a keener: we're already looking at the part today. The new MT8125 builds on the familiar formula of ...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro launches in Japan on June 7th, packs 256GB for the first time
Microsoft's Surface Pro started shipping in the US back in February, but its rollout elsewhere has been sporadic, and a 256GB model non-existent -- until now. Japanese customers lusting after the Inte...
09:34 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Alleged Galaxy S 4 mini benchmarks reveal Snapdragon 400 processor
The more we know about the 4.3-inch Galaxy S 4 mini, the more we're convinced that it's coming in the near future. German website All About Samsung claims to have obtained AnTuTu benchmark results fro...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget doubleTwist gets Holo-inspired makeover in latest release
Now with a brand-new streaming music service under its belt, Android player doubleTwist is undergoing a makeover. The app's latest incarnation has just landed on Google Play and features a Holo-inspir...
07:39 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget AMD's Opteron X-series targets Intel Atom for the microserver CPU market
AMD might not be able to keep up (down?) with Intel in the CPU power consumption race, so it's taking another tack with the new Opteron X-series: horsepower. It just announced the Opteron X1150 and X2...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Spotify Discover launches for all with integration from Songkick, Pitchfork and more
Spotify is making another push to help its users find more music they're interested in listening to, and find out more about the artists they like by making its "Discover" feature available to all. In...
06:11 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Apple agrees to $53 million settlement for some iPhones, iPods denied warranty coverage
Documents have been filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for a $53 million settlement between Apple and customers denied warranty coverage on their iPods a...
05:26 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Plex releases 3.0 overhaul for Android, 3.2 update for iOS
Plex's Android app revamp has been brewing for awhile, but it's at last ready: the 3.0 app is out of beta and available for everyone. The remake provides a much more polished interface, PlexSync suppo...
04:45 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 saunters past FCC with AT&T-friendly LTE
Sure, the only flavor of the Galaxy Note 8.0 currently lining US shelves is the version just packing Wi-Fi, but it appears that the LTE variety is getting ready for a trip stateside. The FCC just insp...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and GlacierWorks team up to bring Everest to your screen
GlacierWorks, founded by renowned mountaineer David Breashears, has joined forces with Internet Explorer to put the world's highest peak at your fingertips with Everest: Rivers of Ice. The exploration...
03:37 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget YouTube adds slow-mo feature to its editing tools
How do you add a dramatic flair to your mundane video clips? You play it in slow motion, that's how. And now that YouTube has introduced a built-in slow-mo feature, you don't even need to capture foot...
02:54 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Intel's first buy under Krzanich is ST-Ericsson's GPS division
Well, that didn't take long. Even though Brian Krzanich took over the reins at Intel a mere 12 days ago, he's already authorized his first-ever acquisition. The chip giant announced it has purchased S...
02:25 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook: Apple has no issue porting its apps to Android
While it may seem far-fetched that Apple would consider following BlackBerry Messenger's footsteps and bring some apps to Android, it turns out that such a move isn't out of the question. "We have no ...
02:23 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook: Apple will open up its APIs
Tim Cook's had a lot to say today at D11, from talking about wearables to the next versions of iOS and OS X, and he just gave devs for those software platforms a bit of good news. That's right, folks,...
02:17 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Apple hires former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to boost environmental efforts
We're used to Apple's CEO teasing product strategies at D Conferences, but not staffing changes. And yet, here we are: Tim Cook has revealed at D11 that former Environmental Protection Agency Administ...
02:00 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook on Android market share: winning has never been about having the most (update: video)
Apple's head honcho Tim Cook is chatting up Android's growth explosion, and it turns out he's not flustered. "Do I look at that? Of course, I don't have my head stuck in the sand," said Cook." But for...
01:59 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook talks about 'the future of iOS / OS X' Ive, Cue have been working on
During an interview tonight at the D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook made a few references to what we can expect at his company's WWDC 2013 event in a few weeks. As expected, he mentioned we'll see t...
01:37 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook thinks Google Glass lacks broad appeal, but wearables are 'incredibly interesting'
Today on stage at the D11 conference, Tim Cook indicated that Apple's interested in wearable tech, even though he thinks it's "tough to see it having a broad-range appeal." When asked about the curren...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook: 13 million Apple TVs sold, half in the last year; 'grand vision' for TV
Speaking at AllThingsD's D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook just dropped the latest sales figure for the Apple TV: 13 million (compare that to Roku's sales of 5 million in the US), with "about half" s...
12:54 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Apple CEO Tim Cook interview at D11: the liveblog
Just a year after Tim Cook sat down for his first non-financial interview as CEO of Apple, the man himself is back for yet another round. He'll be seated in Rancho Palos Verdes, California this evenin...
12:30 am -04 - Wed, May 29, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 351 - 05.28.13
It was a holiday weekend, but news takes no vacations, and so the HD Podcast soldiered on. Aside from following up on the Xbox One, Ben recalls his time in the import racing scene, while Richard analy...
11:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget ILOA details its ILO-X lunar telescope, wants it on the Moon in 2015
The International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express have spent years working on their privately-backed, Moon-bound ILO-X telescope. Today, they can finally share the nuts-and-bolts detail...
10:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.28.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Vizio begins shipping 2013 M-Series Smart TVs, prices start at $400
Back at this year's CES, all Vizio said about its brand new M-Series lineup of HDTVs was that they'd be hitting shelves at some point "later this year." Fast forward to today, and the company's announ...
09:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Singapore to require operating licenses for Yahoo, other select news sites starting June 1st
Singapore isn't necessarily known for its generous media freedoms, but the Southeast Asian city-state is planning to tighten the reigns even further next month. Beginning June 1st, any online news out...
08:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Google+ update for iOS adds photo enhancements, standalone Hangouts app
An update for Google+ has just begin rolling out to iOS users, bringing with it a host of image-centric improvements. The version bump grants iPhone and iPad users of Google's social network more cont...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Google's Roll It Chrome Experiment brings skee ball to your phone and browser
Google's continuing to romance the casual gaming world with the unveiling of Roll It, the company's latest Chrome Experiment. The title emulates that old boardwalk classic skee ball, utilizing your sm...
08:05 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Do you live in San Francisco? Do you want to write for Engadget?
Oh sure, you love gadgets -- but do you have the chops to write about them? We'd love to know if you think you do, because we're looking to actually pay people to do this stuff. Professional writing e...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Connected Data to merge with Drobo, bring Transporter features to Drobo products
Connected Data, makers of Transporter, just announced that it's entered into a merger agreement with Drobo. As a refresher, Transporter is a cloud-based file sharing appliance that provide Dropbox-lik...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Honda leasing Walking Assist devices to hospitals for rehabilitation
Honda is finally letting its Walking Assist devices out of the laboratory and onto the legs of those who need them. The car maker is leasing 50 pairs (in medium and large sizes) out to hospitals in Ja...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4PM ET!
Time to dust off the 'ol microphone and get back to podcasting! As many of you have noted, we're coming off of a short hiatus -- thanks to trade shows, conflicting schedules and a certain podcast co-h...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Verizon Galaxy S 4 to support AWS-based LTE through software update
While we already knew that Verizon slipped support for AWS-based LTE into its edition of the Galaxy S 4, it didn't say how those extra frequencies would come alive. The carrier's Mike Haberman has jus...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Mataerial 3D printer escapes the tyranny of layers, changes colors on the fly (video)
Anyone who has used conventional 3D printers knows that they work by stacking layer on layer, limiting just what they can create and where. Mataerial's upcoming printer doesn't abide by those petty ru...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Leica Mini M camera pictured ahead of June 11th launch
There's a mysterious new Leica coming next month, and now we know what it looks like. The German camera maker teased its new model, dubbed the Mini M, with an image of a generic black box posted last ...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Switched on Bach: David Cope's computer compositions
Professor David Cope speaks in purposeful abstraction, attempting to brace us for what we're about to see. We've been on the road for a while now, I tell him. We've seen a lot of strange and wonderful...
04:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung set to open research center in Finland, Nokia's home ground
Earlier today, we learned that Samsung had bested Nokia on its home turf by claiming the lion's share of phone sales in Finland last quarter, but its invasion of Nokia's territory won't end there. Sam...
04:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Olloclip brings distortion-correcting camera app to its three-in-one iPhone lens
As our debut Insert Coin project, the Olloclip will always be near and dear to our hearts, but the handy three-in-one iPhone lens is not without its niggles -- like significant distortion produced by ...
03:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget German railways hope to fight graffiti with thermal imaging drones
Drones aren't just for war, creating airborne logos or patrolling Aussie beaches. If German railway operators have their way, they'd be used to capture graffiti artists, too. Motivated by the high cos...
02:57 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a pair of V-Moda CrossFade M-100 headphones!
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer -- and if you're like us, that means it's time for some sweet summer sounds. It's fitting, then, that V-Moda is our giveaway partner this week. The he...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster 2.0 for iOS arrives, manages the disc rentals we no longer use
Blockbuster started the month by launching an On Demand app for iOS and embracing the streaming video era. For the end of the month, it's going retro: following a quiet App Store launch earlier in May...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer should support radio show downloads sometime next year
It turns out there's a reason why iPlayer hasn't supported downloads for radio shows in the UK: the executive wing of the BBC couldn't implement this feature without explicit permission from the BBC T...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Canon 50D gains video recording through Magic Lantern RAW hack
It may be time to dust off that Canon 50D you purchased back in 2008. The folks behind the Magic Lantern firmware add-on have pulled yet another rabbit out the proverbial hat (or is it lantern?) by en...
11:34 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Earth, as seen by Raspberry Pi camera attached to weather balloon
The Raspberry Pi camera has been out for less than two weeks, and it's already skirted the final frontier. Armchair astronaut Dave Akerman strapped the $25 shooter to the equally inexpensive Raspberry...
10:55 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Bell Labs doubles beams in fiber optic lines to reach 400Gbps on a global scale
It's comparatively easy to run fiber optic lines at high speeds; it's another matter to sustain that pace between continents. Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs has found a way to go that extreme distance by ...
10:16 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget PC Mobile may carry smartphones on June 5th, heat up Canada's mobile space
Telus may be near taking over one of its competitors, but it could soon offer an olive branch to Canadians wanting a choice in budget carriers. MobileSyrup understands that prepaid service PC Mobile (...
09:40 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung official reportedly confirms Note III in the works, muses on potential camera upgrades
Given the success of the original Galaxy Note and its sequel, there's little doubt a third installment of the super-sized handset line is on Samsung's to-launch list. Korean site ETNews claims to have...
09:12 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet in-app payment feature for Chrome's packaged apps revealed
Bringing its Chrome packaged app family closer in line with the functionality of Android programs, Google's prepared a new Chrome Wallet App to offer in-program payments. If you're looking to try it o...
08:47 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget LG exec says the company won't make the Nexus 5
Despite the ladles of praise heaped upon LG's Nexus 4, the company's European VP doesn't believe we'll see the company build the next iteration in the range. During a chat with AllAboutPhones, Kim Won...
08:07 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget LG officially reveals the white Nexus 4, launches May 29th
Finally, the Nexus swan arrives. LG has just announced that the white iteration of its Google phone will make its first retail appearance in Hong Kong at the end of May, rolling out across Asia, North...
07:47 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Pentagon report: Chinese hackers accessed F-35B and other advanced US weapons systems
Many of the Pentagon's most advanced weapon systems -- including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and PAC-3 Patriot missile system -- were compromised by Chinese hackers, according to a classified docume...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget IDC report: Samsung sold more phones than Nokia in Finland during Q1 2013
Nokia might have been bested by Samsung's global phone shipments for a while, but there was always one vanguard -- the Finnish public, who have patriotically stood by (and bought up) Nokia smartphones...
07:07 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Opera desktop preview brings web clipping and other tools, splits from Opera Mail
Opera for desktops may be a couple of steps behind the recently finalized Android version, but it's coming along nicely. A preview build of the now WebKit-based browser (or, technically, Blink-based) ...
04:43 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Bell intros Fibe TV Wireless Receiver, takes Canadians multi-room for $199
Some Canadians can get multi-room TV through their providers, but a truly wire-free option hasn't been on the table -- no doubt a disappointment for backyard viewing parties. Bell is filling that void...
03:12 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Verizon launches Droid RAZR HD and RAZR M in blue, sort of
Motorola is no stranger to launching phones in bolder hues, and it's not letting up just because Google is at the helm. Case in point: Verizon has started carrying blue versions of the Droid RAZR M an...
01:41 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Samsung topped China smartphone share in Q1
Many analysts believe that Samsung led the Chinese smartphone market throughout much of 2012, and there are already signs of a repeat coming in 2013. Strategy Analytics now estimates that the Galaxy m...
12:55 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 2013
Engadget Umeox X5 handset gets photographed, shows off its 5.6mm-thick body
Umeox isn't exactly a household name in the smartphone market, but the company's apparently getting ready to introduce the world to its most recent creation: a handset with an extremely slim profile. ...
12:09 am -04 - Tue, May 28, 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 ah...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 27th - June 2nd)
Need something other than the new season of Arrested Development to watch? Most of the summer shows won't start until June, but AMC is bringing back one of its top series and the NBA and NHL postseaso...
10:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Google Maps brings biking navigation to six European countries
Summer is the prime season for European cyclists, whether they're racing the Tour de France or just embarking on voyages of self-discovery. It's a good thing, then, that Google Maps' biking directions...
09:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget The After Math: An Xbox One special
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.We doubt you missed it, but Microsoft unveiled its new games console this...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Foxconn and Mozilla join hands over Firefox OS, new devices expected next week
In a Chinese invitation we received earlier today, Foxconn Technology Group and Mozilla confirmed an upcoming press conference that will detail and make their Firefox OS partnership official. The even...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Foxconn and Mozilla join hands over Firefox OS, may show off new devices next week
In a Chinese invitation we received earlier today, Foxconn Technology Group and Mozilla confirmed an upcoming press conference that will detail and make their Firefox OS partnership official. The even...
06:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Apple CEO Tim Cook's interview at D11 is tomorrow, get your liveblog here!
Just a year after Tim Cook sat down for his first non-financial interview as CEO of Apple, the man himself is back for yet another round. He'll be seated in Rancho Palos Verdes, California tomorrow ev...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget IRL: iPod Classic and the WhoSounds TARDIS Bluetooth Speaker
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 wasn't ou...
04:02 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Chromium browser cops reset feature to clean up malware messes
Mopping up after malicious software can land you in a browser quagmire full of sketchy search engines, toolbars or worse. Google's latest version of its open-source Chromium browser now has a remedy f...
03:01 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Wikipad's 7-inch gaming tablet flashes its insides at the FCC
The fussy perfectionists behind the Wikipad 7 may finally have a product they're prepared to sell. Now that the $250 7-inch gaming slate has been passed fit for consumption by the FCC, we imagine the ...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget ASUS Computex teaser claims new hardware will 'move you'
ASUS has a habit of teasing products and it has done it again with a photo of this spun metal... thing. Posted on the company's G+ page as a Computex taster, the picture is accompanied by a puzzlingly...
01:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Lixin Cheng on ZTE's US future at CTIA 2013
Last week at CTIA, we sat down with Lixin Cheng -- CEO of ZTE USA -- for a candid discussion about the company's future in the US. The conversation started with ZTE's current portfolio in the US, whic...
11:50 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung teases new Galaxy and Ativ devices for upcoming London event
On this quiet Monday, Samsung decided to do a little teaser for its upcoming "Premiere 2013" roadshow event in London on June 20th. The above poster only mentions "Galaxy & Ativ," along with parti...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung opens US-based patent beachhead focused on display tech
Smartphone patent disputes may get all the glory, but display battles can be no less pitched. To that end, Samsung launched a US IP company in March sans fanfare called Intellectual Keystone Technolog...
06:55 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget EV outfit Better Place calls it quits, set to undergo liquidation
Better Place's plan for electric cars with swappable batteries is coming to an end. Despite a change in leadership and a streamlining effort over the past six months, the Israeli EV maker has filed a ...
02:43 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget How would you change HP's Envy Sleekbook 6z?
Intel's Kirk Skaugen was relaxed about "me too" thin-and-light devices trailing behind Ultrabooks like Remoras. Perhaps it's because of our lukewarm reception of devices like HP's Envy Sleekbook 6z, w...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, May 27, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of May 20th, 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 ma...
11:25 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 05.20.2013
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 at ...
10:07 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini peeks out of official app catalog in UK
Not convinced by leaks, pictures or user agent profiles? Maybe Samsung can convince you: the Galaxy S 4 mini is on the way. The phone still hasn't been officially announced, but UK users browsing the ...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Switched On: One box to rule them all
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.When Microsoft introduced the original Xbox, the company had a lot to prove. The console newcomer promised that it was ...
07:25 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: biospheres, X-wings and energy-creating shoes
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.News that Amazon will add three large biospheres to its dow...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Steve Wozniak discusses his dependency on a MacBook Pro and his affinity for transistor radios
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.Steve Wozniak pioneered the personal computing industry with...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Book 7 review: a high-end Ultrabook arriving just before Haswell
If you've been waiting for Samsung to refresh last year's Series 9 Ultrabook, don't hold your breath; apart from a recent upgrade to 1080p resolution, it's basically stayed the same. That doesn't mean...
03:41 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Peter Molyneux's Curiosity cube is now open, contents still a mystery
After seven months of cooperative tapping, Peter Molyneux's Curiosity experiment is finally over: the cube is open. As Molyneux's studio, 22Cans, teased the game's last layer over Twitter, players des...
03:41 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Peter Molyneux's Curiosity cube is now open, contents still a mystery (update: prize revealed!)
After seven months of cooperative tapping, Peter Molyneux's Curiosity experiment is finally over: the cube is open. As Molyneux's studio, 22Cans, teased the game's last layer over Twitter, players des...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft gives students 3GB additional Skydrive storage for one year
There are plenty of cloud storage options out there which offer some initial amount of free space -- including Dropbox (2GB), Google Drive (5GB), Box (5GB) and Microsoft Skydrive (7GB). While these se...
12:21 pm -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Watch the Curiosity rover explore Mars in one minute (video)
It hasn't even been a year from the time NASA's Curiosity rover landed on Mars, yet it already boasts a number of accomplishments. All the while, Opportunity's successor has been sending images back t...
10:10 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu revamps E-series Lifebooks, gives Ivy Bridge one last hurrah
Intel's Haswell-based processors may be just around the corner, but the suit-and-tie crowd can't always wait to buy new PCs, can it? Fujitsu has those impatient corporate buyers covered with a refresh...
08:24 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Evernote Windows Phone app now lets you pin tool tiles, gets other UI tweaks
It wasn't too long ago that we saw the Evernote app get a pretty major refresh on Windows Phone, but today the note-taking service is back with some underlying improvements and a couple of new feature...
07:01 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Arrested Development season four is ready for viewing on Netflix
Arrested Development is finally back. After Fox cancelled the show in 2006 its popularity has unexpectedly grown, and now a new season commissioned by Netflix for its streaming service is ready for vi...
06:13 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Scientists find that graphene can be used to build lasers
You already know that graphene can be used to make transistors, solar cells and even Sennheiser-quality cans. But if you think that's about as cool as the carbon material can get, listen to this: It c...
04:48 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget NASA creates the first topographic map of Titan, Saturn's largest moon
Scientists observing Saturn's moon Titan with NASA's Cassini spacecraft have boldly gone where no man has gone before -- visually, anyway. Using radar imagery collected from nine years of Cassini flyb...
03:00 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best candybar phone?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Icaro, who is off to Brazil and needs a...
01:57 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Lenovo hopes to sell smartphones in the US within a year
While Lenovo is one of the fastest-rising smartphone makers today, many Americans wouldn't know it when the company has never officially sold handsets in the country. They might soon be well acquaint...
12:35 am -04 - Sun, May 26, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of May 20th, 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 hints of a revitalized Galaxy Exhibit for T-Mobile, news...
10:48 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Connectify Switchboard ditches original server plans, is available now for $90
Remember that Connectify Switchboard Insert Coin we featured just over a week ago? Well, we'd like to say we're sorry to hear it's been canceled -- but we're not. Why? Because a high amount of interes...
10:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 5.25.13: regenerating limbs, robo-politans and science's playground
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.We think it's fair to say that, we all aspire to a future where robots do the hard work, lost limbs self...
09:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Functional Apple 1 auctioned off for $671.4K, sets new Sotheby's record
With $671,400, you could buy roughly 2,040.7 base-model iPad minis before taxes. One unnamed buyer, however, just laid that amount out for a single Apple 1 from 1976. Auctioned through a Germany-based...
09:00 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Functional Apple 1 auctioned off for $671.4K, sets new record (updated)
With $671,400, you could buy roughly 2,040.7 base-model iPad minis before taxes. One unnamed buyer, however, just laid that amount out for a single Apple 1 from 1976. Auctioned through a Germany-based...
07:21 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Mercedes-Benz plan will put QR codes on cars to speed up rescues
We joke that most people don't like QR codes, but those codes link to a lot of information through one snapshot -- and Mercedes-Benz may just use that efficiency to save lives. The automaker is puttin...
04:38 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Glass Nest lets users control their homes from their heads
Those who already own Google Glass are more likely than most to embrace new technologies like Nest's thermostat, so it only makes sense that an especially eager adopter would find a way to combine the...
03:22 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget iPhone biosensor cradle brings us one step closer to having tricorders (video)
It seems like every day we're getting a little bit closer to having tricorders, and today's no exception. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have designed hardware and softw...
01:40 pm -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Hipstamatic's photo filter app Oggl now open for everyone
Hipstamatic's subscription-based photo filter app is now publicly available on iTunes, a few weeks after its invite-only launch. Oggl is a free download, and you get five of its parent app's virtual l...
11:22 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Report: Xbox One has remote play between consoles so a friend can help
Unnamed sources speaking with Polygon say the Xbox One has a remote play feature between consoles, both hardwired and online, allowing friends to take over gameplay remotely. The demonstration the sou...
08:07 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget The Vikings head to the UK exclusively via Lovefilm
Yearning to watch Norsemen amass loot while raiding foreign lands? If you're in the UK, you can now watch US cable show The Vikings exclusively via Lovefilm Instant. The Amazon-owned service has made ...
05:40 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Google's 'last step' in Buzz shutdown: moving all data to Google Drive
Google's social networking effort Buzz shut its doors last year but has popped up yet again, for what may be the last time. In an email that just went out to former users, Google noted it's packaging ...
03:43 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget Meet Magura's eLECT, an electronic suspension fork for tech-savvy cyclists
If you're looking to trick out your bike, Magura's eLECT might be the electronic suspension system you crave -- if you're willing to sacrifice optimal reaction time. Using a 3D accelerometer, the eLEC...
01:10 am -04 - Sat, May 25, 2013
Engadget LG may bring Google TVs to Korea, China soon; seeing 'good returns' in the US
While Eric Schmidt's proclamation that "most" new TVs would have Google TV embedded last year didn't come true, LG stated today that it's bringing the platform to more regions soon. The Korea Times re...
11:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.24.2013
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 the...
11:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Next Browser for Android mashes up its rivals' greatest hits (video)
When few (if any) web browsers do everything well, many of us have more than one client just to cover all the bases. The GO Launcher Dev Team's just-launched Next Browser for Android tries to solve th...
10:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget How to get an early look at the new Google Maps with a bit of cookie know-how
We had the opportunity to grab an early look at the new and refreshed Google Maps, but not everyone is as fortunate; you either had to be an I/O attendee or hope you received an invitation. However, a...
10:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Toshiba brings a Retina-class display to Windows
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. Wan...
09:31 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Google Glass exploration demonstrates a hidden browser and more (video)
While it's known that Google Glass has in-testing features just waiting to be exposed, we haven't seen many attempts to reveal them all. Zhuowei Zhang has stepped in with a complete list of what's und...
09:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Automatic delays connected car platform until August as it seeks to perfect iPhone app
It's an age-old problem: do we clamor for a company to ship a product that's not ready, or do we swallow delays with grace as it aims to deliver when things are good and ready? Such a choice has to be...
08:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Melissa Grey
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 new associate editor, Melissa Grey!Some...
08:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Google make amends, will co-develop a YouTube app for Windows Phone
We've gotta give it to Microsoft... building a YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 that strips out advertising and allows users to download streaming videos was one hell of a way to get Google's attention...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: One more Xbox
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.Can you believe we've had the Xbox 360 since 2005? As a child of the two- or three-year console cycle, a sy...
07:45 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Google Glass gets a one-stop shop for downloads, including a rooted image
Early Google Glass owners are dominated by developers and tinkerers, so it's only fair that they get easy access to the downloads they need. Appropriately, Google has quietly set up a page that centra...
07:27 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Report: Yahoo becomes the latest company to place a bid on Hulu
The rumors on the potential sale of Hulu started circulating again a couple of months back. Now, according to AllThingsD, Yahoo is joining other big-name companies (such as Time Warner Cable and Direc...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly pursuing 'multipronged effort' to build wireless networks in emerging markets
Google has been busy pushing ahead with plans to be a wired internet provider in the US with Google Fiber, and it looks like it's intent on being a major player in the wireless network business elsewh...
06:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 345: Xbox One debrief - 05.23.13
Still restless from the Xbox One unveiling, we bring you episode 345 of the Engadget Podcast. This time around, Peter Rojas and Tim Stevens grace the microphones (Brian sadly wasn't able to make it). ...
05:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget SMI, others to use Champions League final as eye-tracking experiment
It may be the most watched sporting event, but SMI's more interested in how we watch the Champions League final than the game itself. The eye-tracking firm, in participation with the KMRC and Universi...
05:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte introduces BRIX, a customizable mini PC powered by Ivy Bridge CPUs
The mini PC market isn't exactly a crowded one, but it's never a bad thing to have options. Well, if you're into the idea of adding an ultra-compact to your setup, Gigabyte's just announced its highly...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget NASA WISE Deputy Project Scientist Amy Mainzer on the Apple //e and Kinect-powered laptops
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In our latest round of gadget-related queries, Astrophysicis...
04:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Foursquare agrees to share check-in data with Gnip, promises it's anonymous
Foursquare is putting your check-in data to use through its new partnership with Gnip, a service that aggregates social media APIs. Gnip has similar deals with companies like Tumblr and Disqus, and it...
04:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 reportedly spotted on a Nexus 4 with new camera software
We've already seen evidence confirming the existence of Android 4.3, and we now have our first shots that appear to show the OS running on an actual device. According to a member of the xda-developers...
04:10 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 reportedly spotted on a Nexus 4 with new camera software (update: video)
We've already seen evidence confirming the existence of Android 4.3, and we now have our first shots that appear to show the OS running on an actual device. According to a member of the xda-developers...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Adidas labs unveils 99-gram adizero soccer boot and smart ball to help raise your game
Adidas isn't shy about embracing technology. In fact, sometimes it takes that a little further than you might expect. Today, however, it's very much about genuine performance enhancement as we were in...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget GRID 2 Mono Edition: buy a 125,000 racing game, get a supercar for free
While we like our collector's edition games, there's no question that even the better bundles are full of knick-knacks we'll use just once or twice. No one will say the same for Codemaster's GRID 2: M...
03:04 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Gmail redesign leaks during I/O, shows new navigation drawer and updated inbox
During an I/O session called "Structure in Android App Design," Google leaked a new design for Gmail ahead of any official announcement. The slide shows a revamped navigation drawer and a conspicuous ...
02:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS updated with new panel window and launcher options, other minor improvements
It's fairly minor as far as operating system upgrades go, but Chrome OS users can expect to receive a new update in the stable release channel sometime in the next few days (if they haven't already). ...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget JBL Spark Bluetooth speaker uncovered at the FCC with wall mounting, retro looks
JBL is known for its love of exotic speaker designs, but a new FCC approval suggests it's about to turn back the clock for its next look. An unannounced Spark Bluetooth speaker appearing at the US age...
01:58 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Sony brings 4K RAW to NEX-FS700 camcorder courtesy of IFR5 add-on
Sony's FS700 has plenty going for it regardless of its 4K potential, not least in terms of its super slow motion shooting up to 240fps at 1080p. Nevertheless, if 4K it has to be, then a new NEX-IFR5 i...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 92: Building the Xbox One
In case you hadn't heard, Microsoft pulled the wraps off of its next-gen gaming console earlier this week at an event on its Redmond campus. A brand new issue of our slate magazine steps inside the la...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Retailers reportedly briefed on how the Xbox One used-games market will work
The stage lights had barely dimmed at the Xbox One event before the internet started tripping over itself with questions about how the second-hand market was expected to operate -- or if there was goi...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Bing news search now shows related topics and personalities
Microsoft's Bing may be a boy among men in the search-engine wars, but that's not stopping it from piling on new features. The latest are in its news search, where it just added a "trending topics" ca...
12:06 pm -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung, LG join forces with Korean cable companies to push UHDTV content
No matter how many 4K TVs hit shelves, without native content their appeal will likely remain limited. Samsung and LG are working to change that, at least in their home country, by announcing a memora...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Remote desktop software Splashtop 2 launches for Windows Phone 8
Slashtop has a proven track record of bringing the full desktop experience to mobile devices, and now its expertise has come to Windows Phone 8 with the launch of the Splashtop 2 app. The remote deskt...
10:37 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung GT-i8800 smartphone makes an appearance running Tizen 2.1
Samsung's relationship with Google seems solid enough for now, but the company is still hedging its bets with Tizen should things turn sour. Several devices running the alternative Linux-based OS are ...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Intel: Haswell will boost laptop battery life by 50 percent
When Intel launched Haswell, it promised a generational leap in battery life, and now the chip giant's talking numbers to back that up. Architecture Group VP Rani Borkar said that laptops packing the ...
09:11 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Verizon Cloud spreads to iOS devices, Droid DNA and Galaxy S 4
When Verizon Cloud launched last month, it would only back up a few Android devices -- not quite the cross-platform utopia that the carrier had in mind. Today's launch of the Verizon Cloud iOS app sho...
07:57 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer for Android adds support for 10-inch tablets, improves user interface
It's simple: the numbers don't lie. Clearly aware of the many, many hours viewers are squeezing out of their tablets, the BBC has, for the better, made its iPlayer for Android more friendly with 10-in...
06:29 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft details how Xbox One cloud servers will tackle processor-intensive gaming chores
One of the Xbox launch's big reveals was that Microsoft added 300,000 servers to Xbox Live, and now GM Matt Booty has detailed to Ars Technica how that'll improve game play. He said the improved cloud...
05:19 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget US Cellular getting ready to launch Home Phone service
Keen to capitalize on the ever-growing segment of landline cutters, US Cellular appears to be launching a home phone service similar to the Home Connect offerings by Verizon and Sprint. According to i...
04:10 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Chrome 28 beta for Android brings translation bar, fullscreen on tablets
Internationally savvy Chrome desktop users are well acquainted with the translation bar's ability to quickly make sense of sites using foreign languages. Courtesy of the new Chrome 28 beta for Android...
04:10 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Chrome 28 beta for Android adds translation bar, fullscreen mode for tablets
Internationally savvy Chrome desktop users are well acquainted with the translation bar's ability to quickly make sense of sites using foreign languages. Courtesy of the new Chrome 28 beta for Android...
03:25 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T adding iPhone, 4G LTE / HSPAPlus support to GoPhone starting tomorrow
AT&T's official GoPhone prepaid policy has always officially prevented network data access for iPhones (and other 4G devices except for BlackBerry), but a tipster reports that will change tomorrow...
02:37 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Turtle Beach gets Microsoft stamp of approval to build Xbox One headsets
Microsoft's new Xbox comes with a console, controller and Kinect, but even if you pre-order One for yourself, you'll need to go elsewhere to pick up a headset to match. And, Turtle Beach will be one o...
01:50 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Maxwest's $65 7-inch dual-core ICS tablet at CTIA 2013
It's true that cheap affordable Android tablets are a dime a dozen at most trade shows these days, but here at CTIA 2013 we stumbled upon something that caught our eye -- a 7-inch dual-core tablet run...
01:50 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Maxwest's $65 7-inch dual-core Jelly Bean tablet at CTIA 2013
It's true that cheap affordable Android tablets are a dime a dozen at most trade shows these days, but here at CTIA 2013 we stumbled upon something that caught our eye -- a 7-inch dual-core tablet run...
01:31 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Box acquires Folders technology with its next-gen iOS app in mind
Box just recently snapped up Crocodoc to improve the web component of its cloud storage, but what about tuning the native apps? It's addressing that side of the equation by acquiring the technology be...
12:46 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Rumors persist of HTC One with stock Android, despite the official denial
Is Russell Holly a seer of the future, or did he just manage to get lucky? That's the question we're currently kicking around at Engadget. You see, when he first revealed that a Galaxy S 4 would be in...
12:08 am -04 - Fri, May 24, 2013
Engadget Voxx Accessories shows off hassle-free Soundboard for wireless audio (hands-on)
Voxx Accessories (formerly Audiovox) launched its newest Soundflow wireless audio product at CTIA this week: the Soundboard. The idea is quite simple; place just about any handset on the 3-AA battery ...
11:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.23.2013
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 the...
10:46 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget 3D-printed tracheal splint supports baby's airways, saves life
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere was it more necessary than in the case of Kaiba Gionfriddo's life. The infant was born with a condition called tracheobronchomalacia that res...
10:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Hisense's Sero 7 LT and Pro tablets hit Walmart stores tomorrow for $99, $149
There are a lot of 7-inch tablets on the market, but few can be had at a US-based retailer for less than 100 bucks. Chinese manufacturer Hisense is set to undercut that saturated market with a pair of...
10:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft finally wins ITC battle with Motorola over wireless P2P patent (update)
In with a bang, out with a whimper. After making us fear for the Xbox 360's (shelf) life by delivering an adverse ruling in Motorola's ITC patent infringement case against Microsoft last year, the pre...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung web profile shows GT-i8805 sporting Tizen and mid-tier specs
Samsung committed to launching Tizen devices almost as soon as 2013 began, but there has been little to show for its promise outside of a developer phone. To our relief, there are signs of sustained i...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Blumoo turns mobile devices into RF remotes, streams music via Bluetooth (video)
If you hoard gadgets like us, then your living room is probably covered with a plethora of remote controls. Flyover Innovations' Indiegogo campaign aims to streamline your home audio experience and mi...
08:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung thinks the strangers who take pictures of you could do a better job
Everyone's found themselves in this situation at one time or another: you're in a picture-perfect setting, but a selfie at arm's length won't cut it. You want to be in the picture, so you wait for a f...
08:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 23rd: 24-inch Dell UltraSharp 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 wa...
07:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Google uses computer vision and machine learning to index your photos
Tags are so 2008. Google doesn't want you to waste time tagging your photos, except for the people in them. The web giant wants to be able to recognize more abstract concepts like "sunset" or "beach" ...
07:40 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Developer Edition coming soon to AT&T and Verizon
Samsung will be releasing developer editions of the Galaxy S 4 for AT&T and Verizon, according to the company's site. At least for now, the phone will only be offered in Black Mist, and internal s...
07:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6 leaks in official imagery, may launch on June 18th
Huawei's upcoming Ascend P6 must be as slim as we've heard, because it just keeps slipping out -- this time, in an official rendering obtained by @evleaks. The imagery appears to validate what we've p...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Xbox, Xbox, Xbox. There can be only one. The Xbox One, of course. Not the first Xbox, but the oneist, certainly. Join us remotely, won't you, as we discuss the one Xbox One to rule them all (and some ...
06:57 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Leica teases Mini M camera, scheduled to debut on June 11th
Leica seldom updates its camera lineup, so we're especially intrigued to discover that it's teasing a completely new model, the Mini M. On the camera maker's website, this TBA model is represented by ...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Google Trekker to put the Galapagos Islands on Street View, one tortoise at a time
Google's Street View Trekker has already captured some dramatic scenery in its young life, but we haven't seen it venture far beyond US borders. The company is making up for that in style through its ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend Mate review: a supersized phone with supreme battery life
When Huawei revealed the Ascend Mate at CES this year, it felt like smartphones had reached an end point -- they surely couldn't get any larger. We've since been proven wrong by Samsung's Galaxy Mega ...
05:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Latest Chrome beta for Windows and Chrome OS brings richer browser notifications, coming soon to Mac and Linux
It's not quite ready for the stable release of the browser, but Chrome beta users can now get a taste of a new notification system that should be rolling out to everyone sooner or later. Currently lim...
05:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Latest Chrome beta for Windows and Chrome OS brings richer notifications, coming soon to Mac and Linux
It's not quite ready for the stable release of the browser, but Chrome beta users can now get a taste of a new notification system that should be rolling out to everyone sooner or later. Currently lim...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Acer C7 Chromebook getting 16GB SSD option, keeping $199 price tag
Acer's C7 Chromebook is the cheapest way to get in on Google's cloud-OS party. But, it still ships a 320GB 5,400RPM drive. Truth be told, such a large amount of local storage is counter to the whole i...
05:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Drive and Calendar search rolling out to all US Gmail accounts
In October Google started a field trial that allowed users to peruse their Drive files and Calendar entries straight from the Gmail search box. Apparently the test was a rousing success, as the compan...
04:52 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: next-gen Kinect sensor for Windows to launch in 2014
Microsoft already gave us a look at its next-gen Kinect alongside the Xbox One, but today the company circled back to announce an update to the Windows version of its sensor. Don't get too excited yet...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody announces new iPhone app, redesigned from the ground up
Not to be outdone by some of its music-streaming counterparts, Rhapsody's releasing a revamped version of its iPhone app today. Taking on a newly minted look, the service promises this version will ma...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody announces new iOS app, redesigned from the ground up
Not to be outdone by some of its music-streaming counterparts, Rhapsody's releasing a revamped version of its iOS app today. Taking on a newly minted look, the service promises this version will make ...
04:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Darkmatter flaunts its Xbox 360 laptop Kickstarter project at Maker Faire
Darkmatter's portable open source Xbox 360 project may have hit Kickstarter with bad timing, but it looks to be drawing crowds all the same. The laptop-like console is available in fully finished or k...
04:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget AT&T to carry Samsung Galaxy S 4 in Aurora Red on June 14th
Looks like there are more smartphone-loving vampires than we first thought. Following Samsung's plans to offer the Galaxy S 4 in multiple new colors, AT&T has scored a US exclusive for the smartph...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Sculpt Mobile Mouse and Sculpt Comfort Mouse have built-in Start buttons, arrive in the coming weeks
File this under "things we could have sworn already existed." Microsoft just announced two mice, the Sculpt Mobile Mouse and Sculpt Comfort Mouse, and believe it or not, this marks the first time Redm...
03:18 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter reveals 'Twitter Amplify' as its video program, signs up MLB and a slew of other partners
Twitter announced Twitter Amplify this morning, the official name of its program to partner with video creators to embed video directly into the company's social stream. Knowing that a name simply isn...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Smule Guitar app plays nicely with Sing (video)
Bay Area app developer Smule has amassed an army of mobile instruments, but really, what fun are all those music makers without a little good old fashioned jamming? Today, the company's offering up th...
02:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Mailbox 1.3 for iOS brings iPad support
There have been calls for an iPad-native Mailbox app virtually from the get-go -- some of us want to get to inbox zero on a bigger screen, after all. The team has clearly been listening, as the free M...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget BSkyB paying Virgin Media $74 million for a network makeover
Customers with Sky Broadband might find their speeds begin to crawl northward towards the end of the year. The broadcaster is paying Virgin Media's business arm £49 million ($74 million) for som...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Evernote adds Reminders to Mac, iOS and web applications (video)
Sure, Evernote is great for jotting down recipes and syncing notes to the cloud, but users lacking in the memory department still had to rely on external alarm apps to remind them of their to-do lists...
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto 5 collector's editions priced at $80 and $150, coming September 17
When a TV, movie or games series is a big deal, it deserves, no, demands a limited edition box-set, preferably including either artwork or an article of clothing -- something that shows your commitmen...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10.2 OS update brings emojis, level 1 notifications plus alarm features
You might still be getting your thumbs around that Q10, or the waiting for that BlackBerry 10.1 update, but already some future tidbits for the platform have come to light. Michael Clewley, product ma...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Pioneer's AppRadio 3 adds MirrorLink, Siri Eyes Free and more
While Pioneer did announce at CES 2013 that its AppRadio 2 smartphone-powered in-dash unit would support the iPhone 5, the company was hush on any additional updates. Now, however, it has finally unve...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA releases GeForce GTX 780 for $649, claims more power with less fan noise
It's well over a year since the GTX 680 came out, but given how that card was a strong contender it may feel too early for an upgrade. NVIDIA knows the score, which is why it's made a particular point...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Facebook won't bring HTC First smartphone to the UK after all
After a series of rumors about the HTC First not selling too well in the States, we've now heard that the customized Facebook / Android handset won't be coming to the UK. Mobile News initially reporte...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Facebook won't bring HTC First smartphone to the UK after all (update: due to bad feedback in the US)
After a series of rumors about the HTC First not selling too well in the States, we've now heard that the customized Facebook / Android handset won't be coming to the UK. Mobile News initially reporte...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Hong Kong's CSL upgrades to LTE Cat 4 network, offers Huawei's 150Mbps mobile hotspot (video)
With Hong Kong boasting pretty much the fastest average internet speed on this planet, it's no surprise that the city is also one of the first to launch commercial 150Mbps LTE Cat 4 service -- just ri...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Hong Kong's CSL upgrades to LTE Cat 4 network, offers Huawei's 150 Mbps mobile hotspot (video)
With Hong Kong boasting pretty much the fastest average internet speed on this planet, it's no surprise that the city is also one of the first to launch commercial 150 Mbps LTE Cat 4 service -- just r...
12:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Hong Kong's CSL preps network for LTE Cat 4, offers Huawei's 150 Mbps mobile hotspot (video)
With Hong Kong boasting pretty much the fastest average internet speed on this planet, it's no surprise that the city is also one of the first to launch commercial 150 Mbps LTE Cat 4 service -- just r...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Broadcom to bring 5G WiFi to the masses with entry-level combo chips
As we've mentioned before, 5G WiFi, aka 802.11ac is a good thing, unless you hate speed and range. After launching its integrated BCM4335 chip on flagship handsets like Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and the HT...
11:36 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Warrior Web from DARPA aims to boost muscles, reduce fatigue and injury (video)
The U.S. Military's dabbled with full-on robotic suits in the past, but it's now looking at a less convoluted, more energy-efficient approach. A project called Warrior Web from DARPA aims to enhance s...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Shazam for iPad gets auto-tagging, trending charts, local maps, Spotify and Rdio integration
If you've ever sighed in frustration at not being able to leap straight from discovering a song to playing it ad-nauseum on Spotify or Rdio, here's a heads-up. Shazam's iPad-focused iOS update integra...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Shazam for iPad gets auto-tagging, trending charts, local maps, Spotify and Rdio integration (updated)
If you've ever sighed in frustration at not being able to leap straight from discovering a song to playing it ad-nauseum on Spotify or Rdio, here's a heads-up. Shazam's iPad-focused iOS update integra...
10:33 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget MediaFire promises streaming of stored music and video on its iOS and Android apps
MediaFire says its cloud storage service now has 30 million users, but it seems that only a minority of those have installed the Android or iOS interfaces -- the former has seen less than 500,000 down...
10:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 608t with BoomSound joins 606w on Chinese online store
While taking a look around HTC China's online store after the Desire 600 (aka Desire 606w in China) announcement, we also stumbled upon this Desire 608t that was first outed by TENAA in late April. Wi...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Square brings its mobile payments service to Japan
Jack Dorsey's little card reader that could TM has made its first journey beyond continental North America, and is now available in Japan. In order to make the leap, Square has teamed up with Sumito...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 600 announced: quad-core processor, dual-SIM and BlinkFeed
It didn't take long for HTC to go official with the Desire 600. Interestingly, it picks up on several of the new Sense 5 features revealed alongside the HTC One, including its fingertip-baiting BlinkF...
08:55 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter's Lead Generation Card gives brands your info with just the click of a button
Twitter Cards are meant to enhance a user's -- er, advertiser's -- tweets with relevant links and photo previews. Three such cards currently exist, but today the social network introduced a new one: t...
08:22 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget First Haswell gaming laptop revealed: MSI GT70 Dragon Edition 2 with GTX780M graphics
With Computex just around the corner, MSI has taken the wraps of what can truly be described as a next-gen gaming laptop. According to CNET, the 17.3-inch GT70 Dragon Edition 2 will pack a yet-to-be-a...
07:14 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 now available for pre-order in 'over 170 countries'
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7- and 8.9-inch slates have only seen limited shores since they were formally announced, but today the company said they're now available for pre-order in more than "170 countr...
07:14 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 now available for pre-order in 'over 170 countries' (update: Appstore open in 'nearly 200')
Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 7- and 8.9-inch slates have only seen limited shores since they were formally announced, but today the company said they're now available for pre-order in more than "170 countr...
06:19 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Google Capital to make investments in maturing tech firms
Google Ventures has a reputation for backing tech winners early on -- it gave a boost to this little startup called Nest, for example. It wants to exert influence every step of the way, however, and i...
05:36 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Lenovo pulls in best-ever revenue of $7.8 billion for Q4 2012/13, record $34 billion for the year
Lenovo's just announced its Q4 and full year 2012/13 financial results, and all the indices point to good news for the Chinese computer maker. It earned $127 million on $7.8 billion in revenue for the...
05:06 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 200 and Desire 600 turn up in leaked certification page, benchmark results
HTC's Desire line of mid-range Android smartphones have typically used the alphabet to denote different models, but the company is now switching to numerals. At least according to a Taiwanese certific...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget AMD outlines Elite Performance laptop APUs with game-ready Wireless Display
AMD isn't focusing all its attention on its entry-level mobile APUs today: it's also providing details for the faster Richland-based models. The new A6, A8, and A10 mobile variants fall under the Elit...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget 2014 Chevy Spark EV will retail for $27,495 before incentives, hits West Coast freeways in mid-June
Chevy just announced pricing for its 2014 Spark EV. The all-electric compact will retail for $27,495 before incentives, such as a $7,500 federal tax credit and up to $2,500 in state and local credits....
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HP refreshes its laptops for back-to-school season, prices start at $399
With back-to-school season upon us and Intel's Haswell launch just around the corner, now's a great time for PC makers to start unveiling their summer lineups. Two weeks ago we heard from Sony and tod...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HP adds five new towers to its desktop lineup, Haswell offered across the board
If you think HP's new battery-powered all-in-one is a gimmick, fear not: the company's still churning out all manner of traditional desktop towers. In fact, the outfit just refreshed its lineup with f...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HP intros the Envy Rove 20, a portable all-in-one, plus two other AiOs
It's official: battery-powered all-in-ones you can schlep around the house are now a thing. First Sony released the Tap 20, then Lenovo followed with the Horizon and now HP makes three, with its newly...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget AMD details Elite Mobility and mainstream APUs, we run early tests (hands-on)
AMD has been willing to tease its 2013 ultra-mobile APU (accelerated processing unit) strategy through PCs like the Acer Aspire V5, but today it's spilling the beans in earnest. The headliner for many...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget HP refreshes its laptops for back-to-school season, one has a 3,200 x 1,800 screen (updated)
With back-to-school season upon us and Intel's Haswell launch just around the corner, now's a great time for PC makers to start unveiling their summer lineups. Two weeks ago we heard from Sony and tod...
03:42 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget LG invites you to splash around with Optimus GJ, a water-resistant phone for Taiwan
Come next month, NTT DoCoMo users won't be the only ones to benefit from a water-resistant version of the Optimus G. Similar to the L-01E for Japan, LG has introduced the Optimus GJ for Taiwan, which ...
03:19 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music adds genre charts to aid your musical discovery
Unless you've been living under a proverbial rock, you've at least a passing familiarity with Twitter's #Music service, and today the platform given us another reason to check it out, thanks to the ad...
02:54 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Rdio for iOS update brings 'Find People' feature, design improvements to the UI
Music streamers on Rdio for iOS are used to getting novel features quite often -- but hey, as they say, the more the merrier, right? Keeping up with that tradition, Rdio announced earlier today it's i...
02:31 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces Galaxy S 4 sales of 10 million, new colors coming this summer
Just as CEO JK Shin predicted, Samsung has announced its new Galaxy S 4 topped 10 million units sold in record time. That beats the 50 days it took the Galaxy S III to sell that many, a mark it took 5...
02:24 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget ASUS K005 tablet hits the FCC, Snapdragon S4 Pro hints at top-tier performance
Although ASUS recently delivered the $150 7-inch MeMo Pad and PadFone Infinity combo device, it's been a while since a premium Android tablet graced the lineup. A recent FCC filing from the company, h...
02:08 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton long-range drone completes first flight (video)
Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft is one step closer to serving the Navy in reconnaissance and surveillance missions, having just completed its first flight. The drone spent 80 minutes...
01:46 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter for Mac 2.2.1 brings Notification Center support, various bug fixes
It's certainly been a long time coming, but the latest version (2.2.1) of Twitter for Mac finally brings support for Notification Center in OS X Mountain Lion. Aside from the side-pane pings for your ...
01:29 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller passes through the FCC solo
We still haven't actually touched the redesigned DualShock 4 destined to ship with Sony's PlayStation 4, but we're getting another look at it in this FCC filing. Appearing in wireframe form to show of...
01:12 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Google X acquires MakaniPower, an airborne wind turbine manufacturer
Larry Page just picked up another bird for his flying craft collection, and this plane doesn't even carry passengers. In fact, it's not used for transportation at all -- the aircraft is tethered to th...
12:58 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget eTrak GPSPlus melds WiFi, cellular and GPS tracking, launches at CTIA 2013 (hands-on)
We've come across a number of GPS-based tracking devices over the years but most are rather bulky and difficult to setup. eTrak's attempting to remedy this here at CTIA 2013 with GPS+, a fob-like prod...
12:58 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget eTrak GPSPlus melds WiFi, cellular and GPS tracking, launches at CTIA (hands-on)
We've come across a number of GPS-based tracking devices over the years but most are rather bulky and difficult to setup. eTrak's attempting to remedy this here at CTIA 2013 with GPS+, a fob-like prod...
12:43 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget GM and AT&T demo LTE-enabled OnStar connected vehicle (hands-on)
GM and OnStar were on hand at CTIA to demonstrate a few ideas of what its new service could look like once bolstered with AT&T's LTE network. The system, which we originally heard about in Februar...
12:19 am -04 - Thu, May 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Don Mattrick talks Xbox One, calls backwards compatibility backwards
One of the more controversial bits of news to come out of yesterday's Xbox One reveal was the discovery that the newly christened console would not be able to play Xbox 360 games. Backwards compatibil...
11:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Google now offers Top Charts and visualization tool for trending topics
Instead of waiting until the end of the year for Google's annual Zeitgeist, you can now find out what's trending in any given month with a new Top Charts feature from Google Trends. Updated monthly an...
11:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget BBC's experimental Perceptive Radio intelligently adjusts what's playing
At today's Thinking Digital conference, the BBC exhibited the first gadget designed through its Perceptive Media Project: the Perceptive Radio, created by Ian Forrester of the corporation's Future Med...
11:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Innodisk outs embedded SATA nanoSSD, nets 480MB per second from one chip
While single-chip SSDs are clearly known quantities, they usually run at a much more leisurely pace than their larger counterparts. Innodisk doesn't think size and speed have to be contradictory -- it...
11:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Inteliscope: because your tactical rifle totally needed an iPhone strapped to it
It's surely not the first contraption to bring an iDevice to a weapon, but the Inteliscope does appear to be one of the first to take itself seriously. It's designed to secure an iPhone 4 / 4S / 5 or ...
10:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.22.2013
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 the...
10:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Valve's Tom Forsyth and robotics scientist Steve LaValle join Oculus team
The Oculus team just got bigger by two, with software engineer Tom Forsyth, formerly of Valve, and robotic scientist Dr. Steve LaValle of the University of Illinois both jumping on board. Forsyth prev...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Some questions about the new Xbox One
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.Now that Microsoft has given its quick reveal of the new Xbox One ga...
09:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Google to begin inviting non-developers to become Glass Explorers
By now, all the developers who signed up to receive Glass prototypes should have the headgear in hand, so Google's ready to move on to the next phase. Over the next few weeks, the company will begin s...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Tesla Motors repays Department of Energy loan nine years early
With a wire transfer of $451.8 million, Elon Musk has finally made good on his promise to repay the hefty loan Tesla received from the Department of Energy well ahead of its 2022 due date, beating eve...
09:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, addresses some of Google's concerns
Last week, Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone came under fire for not adhering to some of Google's requirements. The result was an ultimatum from Mountain View, requesting that Microsoft make t...
09:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates YouTube app for Windows Phone, addresses some of Google's concerns (updated)
Last week, Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone came under fire for not adhering to some of Google's requirements. The result was an ultimatum from Mountain View, requesting that Microsoft make t...
09:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Foursquare on Android and iOS gets search filters for the extra picky
Foursquare knows that there's a lot more to a night on the town than a good search keyword. Accordingly, it just updated its Android and iOS apps with location search filters that narrow the results b...
08:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget HP Q2 2013 financials: $1.1 billion in profits on revenue of 27.6 billion, earnings down 32 percent
HP just posted its Q2 financial report, and despite somber news of falling profits and revenue, the company managed to beat consensus estimates and the stock has jumped more than 10 percent in after-h...
08:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget HP Q2 2013 financials: $1.1 billion in profits on revenue of $27.6 billion, earnings down 32 percent
HP just posted its Q2 financial report, and despite somber news of falling profits and revenue, the company managed to beat consensus estimates and the stock has jumped more than 10 percent in after-h...
08:19 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Play Magazines receives UI overhaul to match Music and Books apps
It was only a matter of time before Google got around to cleaning up the clumsy 3D interface of its Play Magazines app. With both Books and Music already sporting a spiffy new design, we're happy to r...
08:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Chrome for Android updated with tab history on slates, fullscreen for handsets
Google's like the gift that keeps on giving. Following earlier news of a Drive for Android update, the team from Mountain View today rolled out a new version of its Chrome browser for mobile devices. ...
07:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Twitter adds two-factor login verification via SMS (video)
Twitter just boosted its security with a new two-factor login method. The new option, which was announced in the form of a YouTube video, oddly enough, allows users to require a verification code each...
07:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget J Lo partners with Verizon to launch Viva Movil, a Latino-focused retail chain
Today at CTIA 2013, Verizon announced an exclusive partnership with Jennifer Lopez to create a mobile company catered to the Latino market. Called Viva Movil, the new entity will be headed by Lopez an...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Wearable-technology pioneer Thad Starner on how Google Glass could augment our realities and memories
Countless wearers of Google Glass stalked the halls of this year's Google I/O developer conference, but only a lucky few were sporting the prescription model, which makes room for lenses in a more con...
06:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Drybox Rescue Station: the ultimate cellphone drying system (hands-on)
We all agree it's a terrible feeling when you drop a phone -- that fraction of a second when you realize, only too late, that your handset is headed toward the ground. Worse, of course, is knowing it ...
05:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's AT10LE-A tablet lets the FCC peek at its Tegra 4 internals
The FCC's underground bunker, situated beneath Portals II, 445 12th Street SW, has recently been visited by a rising star of the tablet world. Toshiba's AT10LE-a, the company's Tegra 4-powered slate t...
05:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget E Ink's three-pigment Spectra displays update pricing in real time, are destined for supermarket shelves (hands-on)
In addition to demoing its Digital Paper collaboration with Sony here at SID, E Ink is showing off some new tech that's consumer-oriented in a very different way. Its solution for ESLs -- electronic s...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for Android updated with card UI and refined scanner function
Cards, cards, cards... that's the refrain around the Google campus these days. Everything is getting turned into cards. That now includes your documents stored on Drive, too. The Google Drive app for ...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA enables full virtualization for graphics: up to eight remote users per GRID GPU
You probably won't have noticed the following problem, unless you happen to be the IT manager in an architecture firm or other specialist environment, but it's been an issue nonetheless. For all our a...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Pandora gets cozier with Facebook, makes it easier to share listening activities to Timeline
Looks like Pandora isn't quite done making announcements this week. Hot on the heels of the introduction of its Premieres music strategy, the streaming service is now releasing a feature perfectly fit...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Kwikset and UniKey's Kevo keyless entry system
Kwikset and UniKey are set to update their home entry systems, which have remained largely unchanged since they were first invented more than a hundred years ago. Using a Bluetooth daughter card in th...
04:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget LG's 5-inch HD Oxide mobile display has a 1mm-slim bezel, we go eyes-on at SID
LG's flexible OLED display is just one of the company's many panels on show here at SID. Our next stop in the booth tour is a 5-inch HD prototype, which uses TFT Oxide technology for low power consump...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget LoJack for Android to be embedded in Samsung Galaxy S4's firmware
Since the Galaxy S4's launch, Samsung's been eager to make security one of the device's stronger selling points. Through its partnershup with Absolute Software, makers of LoJack for Laptops, Samsung w...
03:10 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Cricket launching Galaxy S 4 on June 7th, starting at $55 down
The Galaxy S 4 is now readily available in the US, but it hasn't had much sway with the prepaid crowd so far. Cricket should be addressing that deficit soon, as it just narrowed down its launch of the...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget HTC Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik is the latest reported exec departure
Turbulent times at HTC, it seems. Earlier today, we reported a pair of high-profile exits from the company -- one rumored and one confirmed -- and now we're looking at another. According to CNET, the ...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget HTC Asia CEO Lennard Hoornik is the latest reported exec departure (update: Head of Global Digital Service as well)
Turbulent times at HTC, it seems. Earlier today, we reported a pair of high-profile exits from the company -- one rumored and one confirmed -- and now we're looking at another. According to CNET, the ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a 32GB silver HTC One on AT&T!
No, not that One. Or that other One. It's definitely not this One either. Rather, we're talking about this One -- you know, the HTC flagship kind -- and the folks at AT&T have a unit ready for you...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Multiple accounts can use a single Xbox Live subscription on the One
If you joined us for the Xbox One reveal yesterday, you'll probably know that amidst all the excitement, we learned that a single Xbox Live Gold membership will cover both the 360 and the next-gen con...
01:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon launches Kindle Worlds publishing platform for fan fiction, will pay royalties to writers and rights holders
Amazon's taken a number of steps to bring different types of content to the Kindle Store, and it's now venturing into an area that has a long history with the internet: fan fiction. The company's toda...
01:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget 3M, Nanosys ready to bring quantum dot film to LCD makers
3M and Nanosys have just announced that they'll start shipping qualification samples of their Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF) to manufacturers to bring a 50 percent wider color gamut and lower pow...
01:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Logitech unveils $60 wired iPad keyboard built for classroom abuse
Bluetooth keyboards for the iPad are nice and all, but aren't you going to need to be within a wire's-length to see the thing anyway? To that end, Logitech has announced a full-sized wired iPad keyboa...
12:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Vizio's 42-inch 5.1 soundbar setup available now, costs $330
Vizio trotted out a new line of soundbars back at CES, and true to its word, they're starting to materialize out in the real world. It's the middle-child, 42-inch unit we're seeing become available to...
12:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon misses the rainforest, seeks to build a giant greenhouse in Seattle
You can take Amazon out of the jungle, but it'll just create one elsewhere -- at least that's what the company is planning for its inner-city Seattle office complex. A tweaked proposal for Amazon's th...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Scanadu finalizes Scout tricorder design, wants user feedback to help it get FDA approval
We first saw a prototype of Scout, the tricorder and companion app built by Scanadu for the Tricorder X-prize competition late last year. Today, the company is unveiling Scout's final version and laun...
11:52 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Google's conversational search goes live with latest version of Chrome
After revealing it at I/O 2013 only days ago, Google's new conversational voice search function is up and running on Chrome version 27. If you've got that version, you'll now get a spoken response on ...
11:47 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Vodafone sneers at the technofreaks, delays UK 4G launch until September
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Coalo has conceded that the company is pushing back its 4G rollout to September. The decision was taken in order to ensure the infrastructure is "really ready," promising that Vo...
11:25 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget HGST's 1.5TB laptop drive is the densest hard disk available
If you're looking for pure storage for the dollar, SSDs have nothing on good old hard disks, and WD subsidiary HGST has packed more gigabytes into a smaller space then ever before with the new Travels...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Mike Hickey, CEO of Wolfson Microelectronics
Look at the prevalence of Wolfson's audio chips today, in everything from audiophile DACs to smartphones like the Exynos-powered Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4, and it's hard not to be impressed. Factor ...
10:31 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget UE Boom: a splash-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled speaker for overzealous rioters
You know what'll go perfectly with that waterproof Bluetooth speaker ball that a Billy Corgan doppelganger recommended a few years back? That odd tube you're undoubtedly fixated on above. That's the U...
09:50 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget MessageMe chat app amasses 5 million users in 75 days across Android and iOS
Between WhatsApp, Viber, Google+ Hangouts and a raft of others, the mobile messaging app space is crowded, but recent entrant MessageMe has still managed to make notable headway. After a mere 75 days ...
09:18 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget MSI ships AMD Richland A10-based GX70 and GX60 gaming laptops
Just as we knew it would, MSI has formally announced pricing for its newfangled GX70 and GX60 gaming laptops -- the world's first machines to ship with AMD's Richland A10-5750M (2.5GHz - 3.5GHz) withi...
08:40 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Sony report details what Kaz Hirai has achieved in his first year as CEO
In recent years, Sony's state of the union report has made for wince-inducing reading, but one year into Kaz Hirai's "One Sony" strategy we seem to be seeing hints of a turnaround. The company is trum...
08:11 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Malaysia's Yes 4G adds WiMAX to Samsung Chromebook, aims to transform local education
Samsung's Exynos 5-based Chromebook may have been available since last October, but how about one equipped with WiMAX radio? Graced with the presence of Google and Samsung reps in Kuala Lumpur (includ...
07:44 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget TomTom pairs with TrafficLand to provide live roadside footage to devs
TomTom is looking to beef up its location based services portal by joining forces with TrafficLand to bring real time traffic video to its developers. TomTom's LBS will now incorporate TrafficLand's n...
07:13 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Deezer outs Xbox Live app, available now to PremiumPlus subscribers in Europe
While Microsoft may have unveiled a new generation of its Xbox console yesterday, some companies are still trying to get a piece of real estate on the current ecosystem. Today, Deezer announced that i...
06:44 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung buys 10 percent stake in rival phone maker Pantech
Hang around these pages long enough and you're bound to come across Pantech, the South Korean purveyor of everything from giant 1080p handsets down to... giant 720p handsets. Samsung has noticed this ...
06:28 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Researchers achieve world record in wireless data transmission, seek to provide rural broadband
Speed. It's a movie. It's a drug. And it's also something that throngs of internet users the world over cannot get enough of. Thankfully, the wizards at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid Stat...
05:52 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget HTC VP of Global Communications leaves post, Chief Product Officer said to follow suit
HTC seems to be encountering a bit of executive brain drain. Jason Gordon, the firm's vice president of global communications, revealed on Twitter that he ended his nearly seven-year-long stint with t...
05:09 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Drive reaches Canada
While Amazon Cloud Drive has been on quite the world tour as of late, Canadians have had to watch as seemingly everyone else gets the storage service first. Thankfully, Canucks can now do more than ju...
04:38 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 350 - 05.21.13
Need a break from all that Xbox chatter? You've come to the right place -- well, after about 14 minutes into this episode of the HD Podcast, that is (we were speculating about what the news would be)....
04:16 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Survey says Verizon is best at customer satisfaction... among the big four, anyway
The results from the American Customer Satisfaction Index are in, and parroting a recent study by Consumer Reports, Verizon Wireless is named the front-runner with the most happy subscribers among the...
03:44 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Yota introduces Ruby LTE hotspot with e-ink display at CTIA 2013 (hands-on)
Remember Yotaphone, the twin-display Android smartphone (color LCD in front, e-ink in back)? Today at CTIA in Las Vagas, Yota devices, the company behind the innovative handset, introduced Ruby, a sle...
03:41 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F3 leaks with 4-inch screen and Jelly Bean, allegedly headed to Sprint
As was the case with another LG device recently, the Optimus F3 is making an appearance before going official. Today we're getting an early look at what appears to be an entry-level member of the Opti...
03:29 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Coolpad Quattro II 4G and 8920
CTIA 2013 seems to be dedicated to some of the lesser-known names in the US wireless industry, so it's fit that Chinese manufacturer Coolpad should take advantage of the situation to steal the show. I...
03:16 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Agent smartwatch launches with Kickstarter campaign, promises 'unparalleled battery life'
There are few gadgets more associated with crowdfunding than smartwatches, due largely to the millions raised by Pebble. Now, you can add one more competing for your attention (and your backing). A Ki...
02:45 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu
Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Res...
02:26 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Spotify Charts launch globally, showcase 50 most listened to and most viral tracks weekly
Taking a page out of Billboard's playbook, Spotify is using its listener data to determine the most popular music in a particular country. Available on the website or as embeddable widgets, the weekly...
01:59 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Acetrax movie service to close, lights go dim on June 21st
It's just as likely that you'll know Acetrax from the video services it's behind, as from its own branded offerings. Regardless of how you might use the service, its owner Sky is pulling the plug on J...
01:38 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Sony PC shows up at FCC, hints at 13-inch VAIO Duo
When a "personal computer" from Sony lands at the FCC, with very little else to identify it, we have to put the pieces together ourselves. With the model number SVD132A14L, we can divine that it's ver...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Flickr Pro users are grandfathered in, get to keep unlimited storage for $25 a year
While Flickr did seem generous by offering free users 1TB of space as long as users are willing to put up with ads, it also got rid of the much-beloved Flickr Pro option that awarded unlimited storage...
12:57 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Chrome 27 goes stable with small speed boost, Chromium nabs app launcher on Mac
After sitting in a beta phase since early April, Chrome 27 is finally seeing a wide release with its arrival on the stable track. Headlining the fresh desktop version is a 5 percent speed boost to web...
12:35 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Engadget on the Xbox One
At long last, Microsoft unveiled its next-generation gaming console today, the Xbox One. As expected, its hardware stacks up well with the Wii U and PlayStation 4, and the launch event showcased some ...
12:22 am -04 - Wed, May 22, 2013
Engadget Pandora Premieres will let you hear new albums up to a week prior to their release
It's hardly a new tactic -- teasing music lovers with a stream of a new album prior to its on-sale date -- but Pandora's getting into that business in an official way today. Not content with letting i...
11:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia brings Lumia 925 for T-Mobile to CTIA 2013, we go hands-on
We've already spent some quality time with Nokia's handsome Lumia 925 and while it's no secret the company's Windows Phone flagship is coming to the US courtesy of T-Mobile, we'd never actually seen t...
11:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget LightUp electronic blocks and AR app teaches kids circuitry basics (hands-on)
There are plenty of kits out there designed to help kids learn the ins and outs of electronics, but LightUp hopes to stand out from the crowd with not just easy-to-use building blocks but an accompany...
11:28 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Motorola XT1056 gains FCC credentials for Sprint
The future of Motorola's smartphones are now falling into place, and we couldn't be more excited. Following the FCC certification of the XT1058 for AT&T, a similar test report for the XT1056 has j...
11:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm demos next-gen 2,560 x 1,440 Mirasol display (hands-on video)
We haven't heard about Mirasol for a while now, but Qualcomm's reflective display tech showed up in a few proof-of-concepts on the SID Display Week floor. We got a look at a previously announced 1.5-i...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.21.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's 13.3-inch Digital Paper prototype sports E Ink's Mobius flexible display, we go hands-on (video)
Sony's new e-ink prototype is getting the test-drive treatment at Japanese universities, but SID provides a perfect opportunity to give the North American market a demo. We found the Digital Paper sla...
10:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget We're live from SID Display Week 2013 in Vancouver!
The biggest news of the day made its way out of Microsoft's Redmond headquarters a few hours ago, but there's plenty more to see just 150 miles to the north in Vancouver, British Columbia. SID's Displ...
10:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Installing, buying, selling and sharing games on Xbox One: here's what we know
With each subsequent console generation there's an undercurrent of fear, a concern that this will be the cycle that finally kills off something many hold near and dear: the used game. Though these scr...
09:49 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Xbox One's new gamepad, 'impulse triggers' included
You've already read our hands-on with Xbox One's new Kinect and wireless gamepad, but perhaps you noticed our inability to test the gamepad's new "impulse triggers?" Well, we're glad to tell you we've...
09:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget x86'd: How PC architecture could push Nintendo out of the next gen
It didn't take long for console warriors, fanboys and a brutal media to take aim at Nintendo's Wii U. The fledgling system was relentlessly teased for its name (seemingly even sillier than that of its...
09:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One has non-replaceable hard drive, external storage is supported
We had the opportunity to chat with Albert Penello, senior director of product planning at Microsoft this afternoon, who was kind enough to clarify a few topics for us regarding the recently-unveiled ...
08:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One pre-order notification is live: here's where to sign up
How much? When? Where? Who cares? If you aren't exactly interested in knowing how much the impending Xbox One will cost you -- let alone when it'll actually hit your doorstep -- you can sign up to be ...
08:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Google+ adds card UI and larger cover photos to mobile site
Google has been spending quite a lot of time tweaking, streamlining and generally beautifying the interface of its "social backbone." But while the mobile apps and desktop site have seen near constant...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 21st: Brother all-in-one printer and JBL wireless subwoofer
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 wa...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One installs discs to the HDD, friends list capped at 1,000
The Xbox One's 50GB Blu-ray discs will automatically rip to your 500GB harddrive, Microsoft tells us, and it looks like you won't have to wait 'til they're done to get going. That's according to the X...
08:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia adds sight recognition to HERE Maps for Windows Phone 8
Six months after promising to integrate sight recognition technology into its HERE suite of apps, Nokia has finally updated HERE Maps with LiveSight. The update is available today in the Windows Phone...
07:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Boost Mobile Wallet app and prepaid Visa hands-on
Boost Mobile launched a Mobile Wallet app and service today at CTIA 2013 with an interesting twist in that it is tied to a Visa Prepaid card. Boost Mobile customers simply hit up a store to get signed...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One vs Xbox 360 vs PS4: fight!
The Xbox One has finally arrived to unite all of your living room entertainment. But before you ready to open your wallet for Microsoft's next-gen console, you'd probably like to how the new Xbox stac...
07:28 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One event roundup: Microsoft reveals its next-gen gaming console
Will Microsoft's Xbox One be the one gaming console to purchase over the Wii U and PS4? That's a question we'll have to wait until later this year to answer, so let's stick to the present. Redmond mad...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 13.3-inch 3,200 x 1,800 LCD ships in Q3, we go eyes-on at SID (video)
So, it's not the full laptop setup we were kinda-sorta expecting based on Samsung's announcement yesterday, but the Korean company's 13.3-inch 3,200 x 1,800 panel -- with a whopping 275 ppi -- is stil...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One architecture panel liveblog!
We're not done from Redmond, folks. Microsoft's Major Nelson is hosting a panel of Xbox One architects, and we're going to bring it to you. Join us for the liveblog!Filed under: Gaming, MicrosoftComme...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Relive the Xbox One unveiling with this video
Couldn't catch the live stream of Microsof't on-campus, in-tent Xbox One reveal event? And our liveblog simply wasn't enough to satisfy your hunger for more information, straight from Microsoft execut...
06:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One controller vs. Xbox 360 controller, fight!
"If it ain't broke don't fix it" is as useful a phrase as it is folksy, and though the Xbox One is a complete reinvention compared to the Xbox 360, the controller is in many ways little changed. It's ...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Xbox One FAQ responds to always-on DRM, used games rumors
One of the more contentious rumors surrounding next-gen consoles has been potential changes to DRM and while Microsoft hasn't answered all our questions when it comes to the Xbox One, it took a few he...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One isn't backwards compatible with Xbox 360 discs or Xbox Live Arcade, Gamerscore transfers
It's true: the Xbox One will not play your Xbox 360 game discs, nor will your Xbox Live Arcade games transfer (not to mention any other content that's dependent on the 360's hardware architecture, any...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with prototypes of the Xbox One and new Kinect sensor
We gasped our way through the liveblog. We brought you news of the specs and the software and everything else. But now it's time time to take a deep dive into Microsoft's next-gen console and what it ...
06:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with LG's 5-inch flexible plastic OLED display at SID (video)
You can't blame us for rushing to see LG's flexible OLED HD panel here at SID. First announced earlier this week, the 5-inch display sports a plastic construction, which allows it to be both bendable ...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Building Xbox One: An inside look at Microsoft's play for the next generation of gaming
The engineers in Microsoft's windowless next-gen Xbox silicon lab are rattled. And understandably so. We're in their office, after all, and we have a mess of cameras in the one place you're not allowe...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts DLC will launch first on Xbox One
Despite its multiplatform status, Call of Duty is almost synonymous with Xbox. It's no surprise then, that Microsoft's new platform, the Xbox One, will be the first next-gen system to digest Call of D...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft lands NFL partnerships for Xbox One and the football field
Microsoft is clearly determined to sew up some of the best content for the Xbox One: it just revealed a special, multi-year partnership with the NFL. The two are working on an optimized experience tha...
05:53 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft lands NFL partnerships for Xbox One and the football field (video)
Microsoft is clearly determined to sew up some of the best content for the Xbox One: it just revealed a special, multi-year partnership with the NFL. The two are working on an optimized experience tha...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox OneGuide brings HDMI in/out, overlays for live TV
Today Microsoft revealed the Xbox One, and confirmed rumors that its new game console is ready to take over as the heart of your home theater. The new box features HDMI in and out for passthrough with...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Halo live-action TV series created by 343 and Steven Spielberg
The Xbox One is a big deal for consoles, but Microsoft just made a massive content announcement -- a live-action Halo series.Developing...Filed under: Gaming, HD, MicrosoftComments...
05:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Halo live-action TV series created by 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg
The Xbox One is a big deal for consoles, but Microsoft just made a massive content announcement at today's reveal event -- a live-action Halo TV series. As if the existence of such a television show w...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox Studios will release 15 exclusive One titles in the first year, eight new franchises
A number of titles have been mentioned at the Xbox One reveal event, but Microsoft Studios announced that it has more titles in development now that ever before. In fact, 15 exclusive Xbox One titles ...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Max Payne creator Remedy Games crafting 'Quantum Break' for Xbox One
The folks behind such games as the original Max Payne and Alan Wake are crafting a next-gen experience for the Xbox One in "Quantum Break."Developing ...Filed under: Gaming, Software, HD, MicrosoftCom...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Max Payne creator Remedy Games crafting Quantum Break for Xbox One
The folks behind such games as the original Max Payne and Alan Wake are crafting a next-gen experience for the Xbox One in Quantum Break. The tease video we saw showed a young girl, in real life, with...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Forza Motorsport 5 coming to Xbox One at launch
Phil Spencer just hopped on stage at Microsoft's Xbox Reveal event and has just unveiled Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One. While there's no word on when the console itself will launch just yet, the...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Forza Motorsport 5 coming to Xbox One at launch (update: video)
Phil Spencer just hopped on stage at Microsoft's Xbox Reveal event and has just unveiled Forza Motorsport 5 for the Xbox One. While there's no firm launch date for the console just yet, the next-gen r...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One SmartGlass brings more control, content to companion devices
Microsoft's Xbox One is promising even more second screen support than we saw on the Xbox 360. An improvement of the SmartGlass integration we've seen pop up on the Xbox 360, Microsoft says it can mak...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget EA announces EA Sports Ignite, a next generation game engine
Thought Frostbite 3 was EA's only big next-gen games engine? Think again: the publisher just announced EA Sports Ignite at Xbox One's reveal event, a new game engine designed specifically for high-end...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget EA shows first Xbox One games: FIFA, NBA Live, Madden and UFC
EA teased hours ago that FIFA 14 would be one of the first Xbox One games, but it just used Microsoft's event to unveil a considerably wider slate. FIFA 14, NBA Live, Madden and UFC are all coming to ...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget EA announces EA Sports Ignite, a next-generation game engine
Thought Frostbite 3 was EA's only big next-gen games engine? Think again: the publisher just announced EA Sports Ignite at Xbox One's reveal event, a new game engine designed specifically for high-end...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One runs three operating systems, including cut-down Windows for apps
The latest update out of the currently unfolding announcement in Redmond: the next-generation Xbox will run three operating systems simultaneously. Complementing Windows 8 and RT on PCs and tablets, t...
05:26 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates Xbox Live to outfit Xbox One with 300,000 servers, game DVR and more
In addition to showing of its next-gen console, Microsoft also detailed changes that are coming to Xbox Live. The outfit has increased to 300,000 servers to power Xbox One users -- up from 15,000 that...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will have a slot-loading Blu-ray drive to go with its 500GB HDD
Microsoft has confirmed what many saw as inevitable: the Xbox will have a Blu-ray drive. The company just announced the victor in the drive wars will be installed as a slot-loading front unit in each ...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One hardware and specs: 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive and more
Slot-loading Blu-ray drive? Check. HDMI in and out? Absolutely, considering the Xbox One is meant to play a central role in the living room. There's an octa-core processor based on AMD's Jaguar design...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off new Xbox One dashboard, Trending tab for popular content
So, we've just seen our first glimpse of the Xbox One, and after being turned on by voice command, we've had a look at the new dashboard, too. It's not a massive departure from the current one, but th...
05:16 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Skype integration for Xbox One, leverages Kinect enhancements
It may have taken two years and a new console generation, but Microsoft is finally making good on an old promise: Skype is coming to Xbox. Microsoft has been planning to port the internet telephony se...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's new Kinect is official: larger field of view, HD camera, wake with voice
Microsoft's introducing a new Kinect motion-sensing camera to go alongside its new Xbox One game console. The camera peripheral is getting some major improvements in its second iteration, and it's exp...
05:12 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's 'Snap Mode' lets you use two apps simultaneously
Phones, tablets and game consoles typically offer single-screen experiences, that is, one app on screen at a time. Microsoft is challenging that idea, announcing what it calls "Snap Mode" at its next-...
05:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget A new gamepad for a new game console: Microsoft's next-gen wireless controller revealed
Despite the few protestations gamers have with the Xbox 360 wireless controller, Microsoft is apparently updating its much-loved input device for the next-generation, Xbox One. At first glance, the co...
05:04 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft unveils its next game console, the Xbox One
Microsoft debuted the Xbox One this afternoon live from a tent on its Redmond, WA. campus, putting to end months of speculation about the company's next-generation video game console. Microsoft exec D...
04:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Live from Microsoft's New Generation Xbox event!
It's time for the next generation. A New Generation, so says Microsoft, and we can't wait to see it. We're guessing you can't either, and so you'll want to join us for the unveiling of this new-gen Xb...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Watch the Xbox reveal live stream along with us
We're all in tenterhooks over here at Engadget HQ waiting for the imminent arrival of the next Xbox. As we wait for the event to start though, Microsoft has unveiled a live stream where you can see th...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Twitter's Innovator's Patent Agreement launched, applied to first patent
The patent wars have grown long and tiresome for many, but Twitter's among the first to take meaningful action to stop them with its Innovator's Patent Agreement. Today, the company launched version 1...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Sprint announces three tri-band LTE devices landing this summer
If your city is one of the many that's part of Sprints ongoing LTE rollout (or will be soon), then the network's just announced three tri-band mobile broadband devices for your consideration. The hope...
03:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Sony begins testing faster, more efficient video streaming for PlayStation Store
Video offerings through the PlayStation Store should be getting a bit of an upgrade soon. But, before rolling out a brand new streaming tech to the entire catalog, Sony is beta testing the faster and ...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra 4i software update adds LTE-Advanced speeds
NVIDIA's Tegra 4i appeared in February boasting, amongst other things, its built-in Cat. 3 LTE modem capable of speeds as high as 100Mbps. What NVIDIA didn't make obvious at the time was that the i500...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Unity drops licensing fee on game engine for mobile developers
Indie developers have been able to take advantage of a free version of the Unity engine for desktop game development some time now, and starting today they can extend that development to mobile games ...
02:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Foursquare for Windows Phone gains Lumia-exclusive AR feature
Foursquare for Windows Phone keeps getting better and better. And now Lumia owners will have something else to brag about (besides the stunning design, that is). Nokia devices are being granted access...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Kyocera Hydro Xtrm and Hydro Edge hands-on
Kyocera kitted us out with toques, touch-sensitive gloves and giant black faux-fur coats -- well, Brad chose white -- and led us all into a bar made entirely of ice to launch its new handsets here at ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget ParkMe's Android app officially launched, does everything but the maneuver
Finding a spot to stash your whip, especially in unfamiliar territory, can be a chore, so you might want to employ ParkMe to do the finding for you. The service -- which has been available on iOS and ...
01:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Sharp launches two new Aquos 4K LCD TVs into the Japanese market
Sharp has just introduced a couple of high-end TVs if you're rich enough to be seeking an UltraHD set and lucky enough to live in Japan: the 70-inch LC-70UD1 and the 60-inch LC-60UD1, part of the new ...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Production F-35B performs first vertical takeoff, won't do it often (video)
For the first time ever, a production-grade Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II has performed a vertical takeoff (VTO) maneuver, followed by a short hover at low altitude and vertical landing. Though t...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget TiVo adds MLB.tv in the US today, nears IPTV launch in Sweden
TiVo announced its quarterly earnings yesterday, revealing a net loss for the quarter of $10.8 million. Despite that, its push to partner with cable companies seems to be going well, as it noted its l...
11:58 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget 3D printed photographs: a new twist on your holiday snaps
Got hordes of old photos you don't know what to do with? Well, if you've got access to a 3D printer, what about blessing them with a third dimension? That's what Instructables stalwart Amanda Ghassaei...
11:58 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget 3D-printed photographs: a new twist on your holiday snaps
Got hordes of old photos you don't know what to do with? Well, if you've got access to a 3D printer, what about blessing them with a third dimension? That's what Instructables stalwart Amanda Ghassaei...
11:30 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget ASUS PadFone Infinity review: the convertible phone goes full HD and beyond
Almost exactly two years ago, Motorola's Android-in-Webtop-OS solution was kicked off the stage by ASUS' PadFone, the world's first phone that could fully power a tablet module from its own OS. The or...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Powermat acquires PowerKiss, plans European wireless charging rollout
Well, we can't say we didn't see this one coming. News that PowerKiss, the Helsinki-based wireless charging company, joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) hit in March. Even then, there was a chance...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 Active caught on camera again, reported specs are lower than regular GS4 (video)
First came the model number mentions, then the pictures, and now Samsung's rumored and rugged Galaxy S 4 Active has been caught on film. In a situation that screams "controlled leak," MobileTechReview...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget CellMaps by Mosaik brings accurate, detailed coverage maps to Android
Sometimes in the mobile world, selecting a carrier isn't determined so much by devices or plans, but rather which provider best suits your coverage needs. Sadly, the map tools on carrier websites are ...
09:54 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Opera for Android drops the beta, available on the Play store now
If your ears perked up when you heard about Opera for Android going WebKit, but were holding out for the final non-beta version, then that wait is over. Features of the browser include the option to t...
09:54 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Opera for Android out of beta, available on the Play store now
If your ears perked up when you heard about Opera for Android going WebKit, but were holding out for the final, non-beta version, then that wait is over. More recent features of the browser include th...
09:04 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Major League Soccer, Microsoft team up on Windows 8 app, in-game experiences
If you're a Major League Soccer fan, there's now a Windows 8 app to keep up with North America's version of the beautiful game. The league has teamed up with Microsoft on an exclusive app to bring sch...
07:57 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Dish Anywhere on Android gets On Demand content streaming, tablet app
A fresh release of Dish Anywhere for Android just hit Google Play, bringing it up to speed with its iOS counterpart. Now, the application allows users to stream On Demand content from wherever they ha...
06:45 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Sennheiser's HDVD 800 digital headphone amp now available in the US for $2,000
Analog may be king for audiophiles, but digital is the future, friends, and Sennheiser knows it. That's why it built the HDVD 800 digital headphone amplifier to improve the sound of your digital tunes...
05:26 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Evolio announces the Quadra, its first quad-core Android 4.1 tablet for Romanian locals
The buy local movement has plenty of appeal, but the philosophy often extends more readily to tomatoes than tablets. Not so in Romania, where Evolio has served up its share of slates and laptops for t...
04:14 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook's native Share Dialog for iOS exits beta, now ready for developers
Now that Facebook's share feature has settled into its own mobile apps, the firm has pushed its native Share Dialog for iOS out of beta, which allows developers to bake the function into their own app...
03:36 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Wallet app launches in Korea
Samsung showed off its Wallet app to developers earlier this year, and now Korean customers can download it onto compatible Android devices from the company's own app market. Currently it only appears...
02:13 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Sky Sports for iPad adds more live camera options ahead of Champions League final
It's not uncommon for the Sky Sports iPad application to receive features tailored for fans of the world's beautiful game, soccer (or football, if you want to get technical). To that end, Sky today re...
01:18 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Olympia Circuits shows Arduino datalogger and Arno Add-Ons at Maker Faire 2013
Olympia Circuits is best known for its Arno board and Arno Shield, which are designed to ease the Arduino learning curve by providing a bevy of pre-wired sensors and controls along with detailed instr...
12:28 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Vudu Player update allows movie downloads on iPhone, iPad
Coming months after the feature's introduction on Android and PCs, Vudu has updated the iOS version of its app with the ability to download movies for viewing offline. Unlike the Android version, this...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, May 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's New Generation Xbox event is tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
We're gathering just outside of Microsoft's HQ for what is looking like it'll be a day full of excitement, culminating in the "special unveiling" of a "New Generation." It'll be the next Xbox for sure...
11:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 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 ah...
11:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Flickr updates its website and Android app with a more eye-pleasing interface, we go hands-on
Flickr's one of the elder statesmen of the online photo sharing world, but in recent years its UI has grown a bit long in the tooth when compared to the eye candy provided by other kids on the social ...
11:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.20.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 20th - 26th)
Arrested Development fans have had this week circled for a while, but that's not the only thing to watch. The weekend will also be big for racing fans, with the Coca-Cola 600, Indianapolis 500, and a ...
10:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Google Checkout for merchants to be retired on November 20th
Although Google Checkout was rolled into Google Wallet at the end of 2011, it's still been an option for folks who peddle their wares online to collect payments. Come November 20th, however, the servi...
10:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Google Checkout for web merchants to be retired on November 20th
Although Google Checkout was rolled into Google Wallet at the end of 2011, it's still been an option for folks who peddle their wares online to collect payments. Come November 20th, however, the servi...
10:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Helios handlebars add LED blinkers, GPS and more to any bike (hands-on)
Technologically bent cyclists have their choice of advanced bicycles these days, but it's a little hard to justify getting a specialized vehicle if your existing two-wheeler still functions just fine....
09:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Dijit unveils NextGuide Web with Facebook-sourced TV recommendations
Dijit Media just launched a closed beta of its browser-based service, NextGuide Web, which expands on the features of the NextGuide iPad app. NextGuide's interface will be familiar to Pinterest fans, ...
09:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Flickr gets major redesign with grid UI, users get 1TB of free storage (video)
A formal celebration of Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr wasn't what the internet outfit had up its sleeve for this evening's festivities. An update to Flickr has been unveiled at the NYC event with a ho...
08:54 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Yahoo NYC press event liveblog
News of Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr is already official, so today's NYC event will likely shed some light on that $1.1 billion deal. CEO Marissa Mayer will be on hand to address the crowd -- and we'...
08:47 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Spot satellite-powered Global Phone keeps adventurers connected for $499
Sick of that spotty (read: non-existent) cell coverage 1,000 miles off the coast of Alaska? This time, you can't blame AT&T. There is an option for getting connected, though, and it's not quite as...
08:28 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Wacom releases Bamboo Loop photo-sharing digital card app (video)
Wacom's Bamboo line of products have always been far more whimsical and user-friendly than the rest of its professional offerings, and it's taken that a step further today with the introduction of the...
08:06 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Dish offers $2 billion for LightSquared's wireless spectrum
The last few years have been a tumultuous time for LightSquared, with the company's LTE plans facing one hurdle after another that eventually led to a bankruptcy filing. It looks like at least one com...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Google confuses magic with middling as it steps into music streaming
First of all: that name. Google Play Music All Access. Perhaps Google's presenters realized, as they were driving to the I/O keynote, that they had forgotten to name the new music-streaming service, a...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad S3 and S5 teased, show off aluminum 'floating design'
Starting to get bored of the ThinkPad's classic look but not keen on the Edge series? Then we have good news for you! Earlier today we received a couple of photos that show off two upcoming Lenovo Ult...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Square Cash appears on invite-only site, lets you send money with an email
Square's been venturing beyond those tiny credit card swipers as of late. Last week, the company introduced its nifty $299 Stand POS system for iOS, and now it appears to be branching out to individua...
07:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's post-Tumblr purchase press event is live tonight, get your liveblog here!
Well, Yahoo! has already officially announced its $1.1 billion cash deal to snatch up social darling and microblogging platform du jour, Tumblr. The question on everyone's mind is, what else could the...
07:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Tumblr updates iOS app to match redesigned Android interface
Today's definitely a big day for Tumblr: there's a refreshed iOS app in the iTunes Store! And, well, a bit of other news, too. But you'll hear plenty more about that later -- for now, it's all about m...
07:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Liberator gun made with consumer 3D printer, plastic pistol fires nine shots successfully (video)
Defense Distributed's plan is to put the power of guns in the hands of every person with access to the internet and a 3D printer. Until now, however, we'd only seen the Liberator pistol built using an...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget AT&T confirms that all video chat apps will work over cellular by the end of this year
Will video Hangouts launch when you're on AT&T's 3G network? Can you FaceTime with a friend over LTE? The carrier's current video chat support is confusing at best. Following Google's Hangouts app...
06:29 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Arduino Yun weds Arduino, WiFi and linux at Maker Faire 2013
The Arduino Robot wasn't the only interesting product the Italian company launched at Maker Faire this past weekend. Arduino Yún combines a Leonardo board (featuring Atmel's ATmega32u4) with a ...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's next Xbox: The rumor roundup
It's been eight years since Microsoft and Sony announced new consoles, and tastes have changed considerably. Back then, new gaming gear was launched at E3, or using Elijah Wood-fronted MTV specials, b...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Visualized: The Jolla phone's 'other half' kaleidoscope
Following some important pricing details, preorder launches and some concrete hardware specs, we've just got to play with the new Jolla phone. Sure, we've already toyed with the software, but today's ...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Pinterest adds more data to your boards with rich pins
Pinterest is already an absurdly popular way to save stuff from around the web, be it shoes you love, accessories for your bridesmaids or decorations for your man cave. One thing the social-bookmarkin...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Hangouts upgrade disables outbound Google Voice calls in desktop Gmail, company promises it will return 'soon'
Anyone who's tried out the new Hangouts feature in Gmail in place of the traditional Google Talk option got a bit of surprise when they went to make an outbound call from their computer. That feature ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget IRL: TYLT cables and a standoff between two Galaxies
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. IRL is a col...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Photos of a new Samsung Galaxy S 4 emerge, could it be the Active?
A stock GS4 may look virtually indistinguishable from its predecessor, but it looks like Samsung's got a new variant of its flagship phone that'll bring it some much-needed visual flair. The folks at ...
04:53 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget United Airlines puts Dreamliner back in the air after four-month grounding
Four months after the Federal Aviation Administration grounded the Boeing 787 Dreamliner with an emergency airworthiness directive, United Airlines is putting the fuel-friendly plane back in the air t...
04:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft launches The Music Room, an interactive TV series on Xbox Live
A day ahead of its hotly anticipated Xbox event, Microsoft has announced a new interactive TV series entitled The Music Room, exclusively on Xbox Live. As a part of Microsoft's drive to beef up Xbox's...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video)
Samsung didn't stray far from its comfort zone when designing the Galaxy S 4, and now a leaked build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the S III makes it even harder to distinguish the older flagship fr...
04:23 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S III Android 4.2.2 firmware leaked, adds several S 4 features (video) (update: international model)
Samsung didn't stray far from its comfort zone when designing the Galaxy S 4, and now a leaked build of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for the S III makes it even harder to distinguish the older flagship fr...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget is proud to be the home of the 2014 Best of CES Awards
When it comes to tech events, there's nothing quite like the International CES. It's a challenge, it's a marathon and it can be a little overwhelming -- but we wouldn't miss it for the world. CES has ...
03:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Google+ app update for Android adds auto-backup and enhancement tools for photos
Google (and especially the Google+ team) are keeping very busy. While I/O 2013 may have wrapped up last week, the company's just unveiled a new update for its social network on Android devices. Packin...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Linkbot modular robotic platform lets you quickly build a bot, skills
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Sony's not showing its new PlayStation 4 just yet, but here's a taste (video)
What does the PlayStation 4 look like? We didn't find out back at Sony's big New York City reveal gala in February, but it looks like we're edging ever closer to that moment: June 10th at 6PM PT seems...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget HTC One for T-Mobile: what's different?
By most accounts, the HTC One is the most compelling Android smartphone on the market today, but only three of the major US carriers are wise enough to sell it. Up until this point, we've put the AT&a...
02:36 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Seamless and GrubHub are merging to form a giant food delivery service
Seamless and GrubHub, two of the biggest food delivery services in the US, have just announced they'll be merging into a combined company, with the name of the new operation to be decided at a later d...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget ASUS Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook to appear at Computex 2013 with Gorilla Glass 3 lid
ASUS' Transformer Book hybrid may have just graduated from our review testing, but the company already has a new product to tempt you. The Zenbook Infinity will be the "world's first Ultrabook with a ...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment Network web store launching in Japan on May 29th
The Sony Entertainment Network, which is already live in the US and Brazil among other countries, will launch in Japan on May 29th. As you may recall, the service is a browser-based marketplace with g...
01:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget European commissioner promises single mobile market by 2015
As much as Europe can hope for deeper integration, it doesn't feel that way when citizens get whacked for hefty roaming rates. European digital commissioner Neelie Kroes has got such charges in her si...
12:13 pm -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Yahoo confirms acquisition of Tumblr, but will run it as a 'separate business'
Hot on the heels of yesterday's rumors, Yahoo and Tumblr have jointly announced a "definitive agreement" for the former to acquire the latter for $1.1 billion. The agreement makes it clear that Tumblr...
11:34 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget A tour of the Jolla phone with software head Marc Dillon (video)
Say hello to the Jolla Phone. Preorders for the world's first Sailfish OS device launched today and we've called into Helsinki to get the whole story from Jolla's Head of Software, Marc Dillon. While ...
11:34 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget A tour of the Jolla phone with company co-founder Marc Dillon (video)
Say hello to the Jolla Phone. Pre-orders for the world's first Sailfish OS device started today and we've called into Helsinki to get the whole story from Jolla's co-founder and software head Marc Dil...
11:29 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget WordPress CEO claims 72,000 blogs defected from Tumblr after Yahoo acquisition news
WordPress CEO Matt Mullenweg has spoken out in an attempt to capitalize on Yahoo's rumored $1.1 billion acquisition of rival blogging service Tumblr. He claims that once the news had broken on Sunday,...
11:29 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget WordPress founder claims 72,000 blogs defected from Tumblr after Yahoo acquisition news
WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has spoken out in an attempt to capitalize on Yahoo's rumored $1.1 billion acquisition of rival blogging service Tumblr. He claims that once the news broke on Sunday, ...
11:29 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget WordPress founder claims 72,000 posts defected from Tumblr after Yahoo acquisition news
WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has spoken out in an attempt to capitalize on Yahoo's rumored $1.1 billion acquisition of rival blogging service Tumblr. He claims that once the news broke on Sunday, ...
11:23 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung to exhibit 13.3-inch notebook display with 3,200 x 1,800 resolution
On top of yesterday's 4K announcement, Samsung has also given us a quick heads-up on one of the prototype displays it's planning to show off at this year's Display Week event. It's a highly gawp-worth...
10:37 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Type A Machines previews aluminum-framed Series 1 Pro 3D printer
If you've navigated through the endless sea of 3D printers at this weekend's Maker Faire, you may well have caught a glimpse of the Series 1 Pro, the latest offering from San Francisco-based Type A Ma...
09:23 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget The first Jolla phone: 4.5-inch display, Android app compliant, 399 euros
Jolla's heavily teased launch day in Finland has already spilled some major news: pricing and specs for its first Sailfish OS handset. The phone seems to be called "The Other Half" -- or at least that...
08:47 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Google's Field Trip app granting free admission to 13 museums
While Mountain View's Field Trip app may find attractions off the beaten path, footing the bill for excursions has been up to users. Now, however, the Niantic Labs-made application is handing out free...
07:50 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget KDDI's HTC J One variant packs a microSD slot, additional camera features (video)
These days, the presence of a microSD slot on new handsets is arguably more important than the amount of storage on the inside. One such slot found its way onto the Chinese variants of HTC's One, and ...
07:50 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget KDDI's HTC J One variant packs a microSD slot (updated)
These days, the presence of a microSD slot on new handsets is arguably more important than the amount of storage on the inside. One such slot found its way onto the Chinese variants of HTC's One, and ...
07:24 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia UL announced for Japan: 5-inch 1080p display and 15-frame burst photography skills (video)
The FCC might have spoiled the surprise, but Sony's now gone official with yet another smartphone and this one's for its native Japan. The Xperia UL appears to be a slightly thicker riff on the Xperia...
06:35 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Nook Simple Touch reportedly getting web browser, email client on June 1st
Remember that web browser that was found hiding in the Nook's search function? It's time could be nigh. According to a leaked memo acquired by TechCrunch, Barnes & Nobel will be updating the Nook ...
04:01 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book review: meet ASUS' first detachable Ultrabook
More InfoASUS announces line of Transformer BooksASUS Transformer Book shows sudden sign of life: 13-inch Core i5 model coming to Japan this weekASUS Transformer Book hybrid PC gets May 21st release d...
03:33 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget LG to demo 5-inch unbreakable and flexible plastic OLED panel at SID 2013
LG's got quite a bit in store for us this week at SID's annual display exhibition in Vancouver. In addition to that 55-inch curved OLED TV we first heard about last month, the company will be demonstr...
03:33 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget LG to demo 5-inch unbreakable and flexible plastic OLED panel at SID
LG's got quite a bit in store for us this week at SID's annual display exhibition in Vancouver. In addition to that 55-inch curved OLED TV we first heard about last month, the company will be demonstr...
02:22 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's IdeaPad U310?
Fussy about boot times, carry-weight or weak battery life? Then you probably gave Lenovo's IdeaPad U310 a wide berth. The thing is, aside from those flaws, it was otherwise a very solid Ultrabook for ...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, May 20, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of May 13th, 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 ma...
11:45 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 05.13.2013
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 at ...
11:19 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung plans to launch 65-, 55-inch 4K TVs in June
When Samsung unveiled its first 4K Ultra HD TV at CES this year, it said other sizes would follow, both larger and smaller than the initial 85-inch version. Now it's apparently ready to fulfill part o...
11:19 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung plans to launch 65- and 55-inch 4K TVs in June
When Samsung unveiled its first 4K Ultra HD TV at CES this year, it said other sizes would follow, both larger and smaller than the initial 85-inch version. Now it's apparently ready to fulfill part o...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Hinging on success
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The announcement of the Acer Aspire R7 was the best example of the company's assertion that it was moving from computer...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro review: just like the original, but bigger
Nintendo seems to have a knack for repeat performances. Nintendo DS? Quickly supplanted by the DS Lite -- and the DSi didn't last too long either before it was succeeded by the DSi XL. Even the 3DS sa...
05:41 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Iconia W3 tablet live on Acer's Finnish website, confirms 8.1 inches of Windows 8 Pro
Info about the Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet has already slipped out a few times, and now this 8.1-incher is live on Acer's Finnish website. While there's no mention of price or availability, the specifi...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Yahoo to acquire Tumblr in $1.1 billion cash deal
That cat's out of the bag a day early, it seems. Yahoo's board has approved a $1.1 billion cash deal to purchase the blogging site Tumblr, according to The Wall Street Journal. We were expecting Yahoo...
04:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Yahoo to acquire Tumblr in $1.1 billion cash deal, says the WSJ
That cat's out of the bag a day early, it seems. Yahoo's board has approved a $1.1 billion cash deal to purchase the blogging site Tumblr, according to The Wall Street Journal. We were expecting Yahoo...
04:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Google I/O 2013, BlackBerry World and Nokia's Lumia 925
A new Lumia phone from Nokia, this year's Google I/O and BlackBerry World -- yep, it was a pretty hectic week for us, but also a good seven days for tech news. Even if Google didn't have any truly new...
04:01 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Google I/O 2013, BlackBerry Live and Nokia's Lumia 925
A new Lumia phone from Nokia, this year's Google I/O and BlackBerry Live -- yep, it was a pretty hectic week for us, but also a good seven days for tech news. Even if Google didn't have any truly new ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Sky City One, sub-zero cafe and the world's longest Lego train track
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.Eyes in the design world turned to New York City this week ...
12:27 pm -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Arduino Robot launches at Maker Faire, we go hands-on (video)
There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller board...
09:14 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Nintendo partners with Best Buy so you can play unreleased Wii U games in store during E3 (video)
There's nothing more frustrating than watching a product or service get announced, then having to wait an age to try it out. Nintendo hears that, and has announced via Nintendo Direct, that during E3 ...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Madden 25 Anniversary Edition includes NFL Sunday Ticket, exclusive to Amazon
Virtual football enthusiasts excited for Madden 25 (it's technically Madden 2014 marking 25 years of the franchise) may want to head over to Amazon if they're serious about watching actual NFL games. ...
04:41 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Visteon's HABIT is a concept infotainment system that puts road trip copilots out of a job (video)
A good acronym also hints at what it does, and Visteon's new intelligent in-car concept, HABIT, is a good example of that. The Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology system -- to give it its full name...
02:45 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: can you use an Android tablet as a graphics tablet?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Xan, who wants Cintiq functionality wit...
01:45 am -04 - Sun, May 19, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of May 13th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a new handset from Sony to the US and UK, updates to Nok...
11:32 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Axio returns as Melon, an EEG headband that'll help you learn to focus
The quantified self movement's gaining steam, with companies creating all sorts of gadgets to track our activity levels, sleeping habits and even what's going on inside our heads. Melon's an EEG headb...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Cast AR hands-on with Jeri Ellsworth at Maker Faire 2013
When Valve's first hardware hire, Jeri Ellsworth, tweeted back in February that she was fired from the company, we were disappointed but also intrigued by what she meant by "time for new and exciting ...
09:33 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Cast AR hands-on with Jeri Ellsworth at Maker Faire 2013 (update: video interview)
When Valve's first hardware hire, Jeri Ellsworth, tweeted back in February that she was fired from the company, we were disappointed but also intrigued by what she meant by "time for new exciting proj...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 5.16.13: bug eyes, robo-cops and fake flowers
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.If we're to find a common thread in this week's collection of stories, it'd be nature's guiding hand. Ho...
07:31 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Dell Project Ophelia USB Android stick to ship in July, priced at $100
We know that "where for are thou?" was in search of a different Shakespearean character, but if you had the same question for (Dell's) Ophelia, then the answer is July. The Android pendrive / USB comp...
05:14 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Sprint closes deal to buy US Cellular spectrum, adds 420,000 customers
Sprint was clearly hungry for capacity when it bought spectrum from US Cellular last fall, and it's at last getting its fill -- some of it, at least -- by closing the deal today. The carrier has offic...
03:27 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget The Last of Us will debut 'play while it downloads' feature on the PS3
Even though we don't yet know what the PlayStation 4 looks like or how much it will cost, one of the many details revealed at Sony's February event was that games will be playable even as they downloa...
01:04 pm -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Google-built media player hits the FCC, reveals only a Hitchhiker's Guide reference
With much of its information obscured it's hard to say what Google has planned for this new device revealed by its FCC filing, but the model number at least indicates someone has a sense of humor. Cal...
10:11 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Amtrak boosts WiFi on select trains, more upgrades coming this summer
There are plenty of wonderful things about train travel: the leg room, the scenery, the lack of security pat-downs. The WiFi, on the other hand, has long been the slowest thing about Amtrak. The compa...
07:06 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Stitcher adds car mode to iOS app, encourages responsible driving
Stitcher just announced a new car mode for its iPhone app, bringing a simplified interface that works in both portrait and landscape positions. Accessible by tapping the Stitcher logo at the top of th...
03:52 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget University of Glasgow makes 3D models with single-pixel sensors, skips the cameras (video)
Most approaches to capturing 3D models of real-world objects involve multiple cameras that are rarely cheap, and are sometimes tricky to calibrate. The University of Glasgow has developed a method tha...
01:49 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Twitter partners with NBA to highlight in-game replays, Blake Griffin posterizations
In all honesty, Blake Griffin himself could start a social network that served no purpose outside of featuring his dizzying (and disgusting, if you will) array of dunks, and it'd probably go over quit...
12:53 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry software chief on updates and BB10 for healthcare and financial services
During BlackBerry Live this week we got to speak with Vivek Bhardwaj, BlackBerry's Head of Software, about the future of BB10. In light of the the platform's first major software update rolling out to...
12:11 am -04 - Sat, May 18, 2013
Engadget Yahoo rumors ahead of Monday's event include $1.1 billion Tumblr buy, Flickr updates
Earlier today, Yahoo sent press invites to a "product-related" event in New York City Monday afternoon and there are already two separate rumors about the company's plans. The first, from Bloomberg, c...
11:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Google Glass 'prescription edition' makes a cameo at Google I/O
Google I/O is always full of surprises, and we came across yet another elusive bit of hardware on the show floor today: Google Glass "prescription edition". No, it's not actually called that (we made ...
10:52 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Intel-powered K900 smartphone on sale now in China, ships internationally this summer
It arrived with a bang, but it's been dead silence ever since. Lenovo's Intel Clover+ smartphone, the Android-based K900, is finally ready to make its grand entrance into the consumer realm. The 5.5-i...
10:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.17.2013
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 the...
09:55 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Formlabs ships first Form 1 3D printer, Kickstarter backers should see theirs next week
Some might say it's been a long, long while since October -- with "some" referring to the swath of Kickstarter backers who've been waiting oh-so-patiently for a Form 1 to call their own. Formlabs has ...
09:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Hangouts Easter Eggs put dinos and ponies in your chat
If the 850 hand-drawn emoji included in Hangouts aren't enough for you, we've got some good news -- there's a small collection of Easter Eggs that add even more whimsy to your discussions. The command...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: LG shows there's room for more than one mega-smartphone
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. Wan...
08:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Firefox 22 beta enables WebRTC by default, HiDPI displays on Windows
Though Mozilla has long been a proponent of WebRTC for plugin-free video and voice chat, it hasn't been ready to enable the full protocol in Firefox as a matter of course. It's more confident as of th...
08:21 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 344: Google I/O edition - 05.17.13
Live Pre-recorded from a coffee shop near Google I/O, it's episode 344 of the Engadget Podcast. Tim and Brian may not drink coffee, but rest assured the bustling surroundings (hint: loud cars) kept th...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: When it rains, it pours
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.It's been a slow couple of weeks here through the beginning of May. Everyone, it seems, was saving up to pi...
07:43 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Python S3 is a new tablet that can't decide: boots Ubuntu, Android and Windows 8
Ubuntu tablets may not be particularly new, but thanks to its liberal build, things can get a bit more interesting when another OS is added to the mix. Ekoore's Python S3 tablet goes a little further,...
07:31 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget LG Nexus 4 shows up in white at Google I/O (hands-on)
A checkerboard-style glitter pattern with a white background? Yes, please. We've always been impressed by the elegant look and feel of LG's Nexus 4, announced alongside Android 4.2 last October, and n...
07:18 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Yahoo schedules product-related event for May 20th in NYC, Marissa Mayer expected to speak
Call us crazy, but it sure feels like Yahoo's had one heck of a spring. When it comes to spending, anyway. Just as soon as it can get one check to clear, the search icon is breaking the ink back out t...
07:09 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Sony brings Android Open Source Project to Xperia Tablet Z (video)
Sony gifted its flagship Xperia Z smartphone with an Android Open Source Project (AOSP) build just last month, and now the stock operating system has made its way to the device's tablet counterpart, t...
06:47 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Photoshop Express brings its quick photo fixes to Windows 8 and RT
Adobe's Photoshop Express has been taking care of our botched photos on Android and iOS for quite some time, but it hasn't had its turn on a desktop-class platform. That changes with today's launch of...
06:18 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget YouTube's One Channel becoming the standard next month, cut-off date set for June 5th
A few months have gone by since YouTube began testing its "One Channel" redesign in a private beta, after which Google allowed curious users to voluntarily opt in. But while some have been experiencin...
05:49 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Wolfson WM5110 audio chip outputs 'studio master' sound, may appear in next Galaxy S (ears-on)
What you're looking at above is a demo board carrying a next-gen Wolfson WM5110 audio chip for smartphones. This bit of silicon isn't in any market-ready handsets just yet, hence the DIY setup, but gi...
05:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Soundhalo beta for Android lets us buy concert videos before the show is over
The urge to record video at a concert can be distracting for fans and musicians alike -- enough so that some bands now forbid it altogether. Soundhalo's new media service and Android beta might just k...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget NYC's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on borough hopping with Google Maps and the Macintosh II
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.This week's edition of our regular session on inquiry chats ...
04:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Google Offers comes to Google+ with in-line save and share feature
The I/O keynote may be a fading memory, but Google's work isn't done just yet. Today its various services are getting little more tightly knit as Offers comes to your Google+ stream. A select few bran...
04:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle Keyboard 3G being discontinued?
Amazon confirmed as early as last September that the Kindle Keyboard would be sticking around, but much like your favorite dessert, nothing is forever. The Kindle Keyboard 3G is now showing as unavail...
04:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Sonic the Hedgehog arrives on Android, headed exclusively to Nintendo on the console side
USSR and the USA. Batman and Joker. Christoph Waltz and... well, everyone. It's pretty tough to look at the world's best-known rivalries and exclude one of history's finest -- that being, of course, S...
04:17 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Telus agrees to acquire Mobilicity for $380 million, despite Canada's push for increased mobile competition
Regulators in Canada have been making a push to enhance competition in the mobile space, with Industry Minister Christian Paradis going so far as to lay out a set of rules for the nation's upcoming 70...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Meta 1 marries 3D glasses and motion sensor for gesture-controlled AR
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:44 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Opportunity breaks 40-year old NASA space-drive record, reminds Curiosity who's boss
If you thought current media-darling Curiosity is where all the martian action is right now, think again. Its elder sibling, Opportunity, is still rolling up there too. In fact, it's just wheeled its ...
03:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget iOS 6 approved for use on American military networks
The Defense Department has officially given the thumbs up to Apple devices running iOS 6 -- paving the way for iPhones and iPads to become standard issue around the Pentagon. The move was hardly shock...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Toshiba Kirabook review: Toshiba tries to reinvent itself with a flagship Ultrabook
More InfoToshiba's Kirabook rocks a 2,560 x 1,440 display, arrives May 12th starting at $1,600Toshiba Kirabook hands-onChromebook Pixel reviewIt's not like Toshiba is new to laptops -- it's been makin...
02:34 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung releases TecTiles 2 NFC tags for Galaxy S 4, available for $15 today
Remember Samsung's TecTiles NFC-enabled stickers? Well, much to our dismay, they don't work with the company's flashy new handset, and Galaxy S 4 owners haven't had an alternative to stock up on until...
02:12 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA pushes up Shield public pre-order date, lets you hop in queue today
NVIDIA newsletter subscribers have been able to pre-order the Shield handheld console for several days now, but the rest of us were due to wait until after the weekend. Considering that $349 price tag...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 91: What the #%$! is Bitcoin?
With all of the recent chatter about the rise of Bitcoin, a number of theories have been put forth as to how the "digital gold" achieved its status. In this week's issue of our slate mag, we examine w...
12:33 pm -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget HTC overcomes supply issues, will double HTC One production capacity this month
After months of supply issues and courtroom wrangling, HTC might have finally put its hardware woes behind it. The company's North Asian president, Jack Tong, let slip that production capacity for the...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Foc.us headset said to stimulate brain, hones in on gaming (forehead-on)
We've seen a number of headsets tap into the brain, some of which geotag your mood, grant you remote control over gadgets or simply let you wiggle a pair of cat ears with your mind. However, none of t...
11:28 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Foc.us headset claims to shock the brain for better gaming, we go forehead-on
We've seen a number of headsets tap into the mind, to geotag your mood, grant you remote control over gadgets or simply let you wiggle a pair of cat ears. None of those are quite like the foc.us, howe...
10:55 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S 4 to hit 10 million in sales next week, says CEO JK Shin
According to co-CEO JK Shin, Samsung's Galaxy S 4 will soon hit the 10 million mark in sales, less than a month after its debut. That beats the Galaxy S III's time to that mark by nearly three weeks, ...
10:33 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 possibly spotted in 8-inch variety
When Samsung revealed the third iteration of its Galaxy Tab line, it was met with a somewhat underwhelming reception. But the Korean firm's never held back on trying out different shapes and sizes. Th...
10:33 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will reportedly have an 8-inch variant
When Samsung revealed the third iteration of its Galaxy Tab line, it was met with a somewhat underwhelming reception. But the Korean firm's never held back on trying out different shapes and sizes. Th...
10:12 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Mixed messages on Nexus Q support suggest Google doesn't know what to do with it, either
Yesterday there was some pretty damning news for owners of Google's Nexus Q musical orb: confirmation that the device isn't supported in the current version of the its Play Music app. This much is und...
09:39 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget PSIO protoype loads PlayStation 1 ISOs on the console, no burned CD necessary (video)
Project PlayStation Input Output has been trying to load PlayStation 1 game images through the game system's parallel I/O port since 2010, and now it's ready to show off the first prototype. If piracy...
09:39 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget PSIO prototype loads PlayStation 1 ISOs on the console, no burned CD necessary (video)
Project PlayStation Input Output has been trying to load PlayStation 1 game images through the game system's parallel I/O port since 2010, and now it's ready to show off the first prototype. If piracy...
08:43 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Sony's 13.3-inch e-ink paper prototype shown off at education expo in Japan (video)
Earlier this week, we learned of Sony's plans for a 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus support pitched at students, and now Diginfo has caught up with the prototype device at the Educational IT Soluti...
08:10 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget MIT's cheetah robot runs faster, more efficiently, can carry its own power supply (video)
When it comes to hunting down humans running speeds, MIT's cheetah might come second to Boston Dynamics' own high-velocity quadruped, but by substituting pneumatics with motors, MIT's version apparent...
06:51 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Nokia Xpress Now browser brings content discovery to Asha phones, in beta now
Nokia took to its blog today to introduce Xpress Now, an enhanced version of its Xpress browser. Made for Asha devices, the web app delivers personalized content suggestions based both on your persona...
05:57 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Pinterest lets users send pins directly to friends, receive instant feedback
Despite being one of the hotter social networks, Pinterest hasn't been on the cutting edge of sharing: members wanting to send their pins through official channels have had to use old-fashioned email....
05:05 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Razer Atrox arcade stick entices Xbox 360 fighters with swappable parts
Look out, MadCatz -- Razer's ready to add an Xbox 360 arcade stick to its peripheral lineup. The $200 Atrox should please serious button mashers, thanks to Sanwa-sourced controls and completely custom...
04:19 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon lands Prime Instant Video exclusives for five NBCUniversal shows
Amazon is still determined to snag every TV exclusive possible, and it just scored one of its better deals -- or at least, one of the more forward-thinking. It now has the sole unlimited subscription ...
02:53 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Fitbit now syncs to Galaxy S 4, broader Android device support is coming
The state of Fitbit wireless syncing is far from ideal for Android users, but the company's latest step is proof that it's slowly getting better. Today, Fitbit updated its Android app to bring wireles...
01:50 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Porsche shows 918 Spyder in production form
Porsche isn't about to let the LaFerrari steal the hybrid spotlight: it just unveiled the finished design of the 918 Spyder, which is expected to ship as a 2015 model. The look won't shock anyone keep...
01:12 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget The CW will stream TV shows on Apple TV for free, the day after they air
This week many TV networks are putting on "upfront" where they lay out their content plans for the next year, and The CW President Mark Pedowitz announced it's bringing full TV episodes streaming to t...
12:46 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget Portland's TriMet ushers in mobile ticketing for smartphones
Not all of Portland, Oregon is dreaming of the '90s. As proof of that, the region's transit system, TriMet, is taking a step into the future by launching the beta test of an electronic ticketing syste...
12:11 am -04 - Fri, May 17, 2013
Engadget No new EA games in development for Wii U, company reveals
Earlier this month, EA DICE's Johan Andersson dropped a major bomb: Frostbite 3 won't be ported to the Wii U. The news meant that the company's next-gen franchises were doomed to skip the console: No ...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Yahoo, Twitter partnership brings tweets to your newsfeed
The ever-changing web portal that is Yahoo under Marissa Mayer will receive its next tweak with help from Twitter. In addition to providing summarized stories, Yahoo newsfeed will soon include occasio...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Skobbler updates Android app with turn-by-turn navigation and offline maps, offers free light option
Skobbler has had some success in the mobile mapping market, thanks in part to iOS's historical first-party weakness in the area. But, with Apple offering its own solution and Google breaking Maps free...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Archos intros Xenon 80 8-inch tablet, delivers Jelly Bean and 3G for $200
Just in case that recently announced ChefPad wasn't suited to your tastes, Archos is now introducing a smaller, not-so-kitchen-friendly Android tablet, the Xenon 80. Naturally, the main highlight of t...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.16.2013
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 the...
10:37 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget MIT crafts analog circuits from living bacteria
Previous work on using organisms as circuitry has usually involved shoehorning parts of the digital world into a very analog environment. MIT has just found an approach that uses the subtlety of the ...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google Glass rooted and hacked to run Ubuntu live at Google I/O
Today at Google I/O the company held a session entitled "Voiding your Warranty" where employees demonstrated how to root Google Glass and install Ubuntu on it. What you're seeing above is a screenshot...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Rumors mount for white Nexus 4, may launch with next version of Android
The white Nexus 4 is stuff that dreams are made of, and the lucky son of a gun at Android and Me, Taylor Wimberly, has one in hand. According to Wimberly's description, it'll be a "carbon copy" of the...
10:05 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with BBM Channels: BlackBerry's trojan horse social platform
"It's more like Tumblr." That's how one BlackBerry rep described BBM Channels to us, the company's new social networking service announced this past week at BlackBerry Live in Orlando. While Channels,...
09:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google's Blink team pulls 8.8 million lines of WebKit code in one month
Google let us all know that it would strip out unneeded WebKit code to make its Blink web engine scream, but it never said exactly what kind of pace we could expect. The answer, it turns out, is "brea...
09:26 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook says US-made Mac will be new model in an existing family
When Apple's Tim Cook revealed that his company would once more assemble a Mac line in the US, there was a flood of questions almost immediately: which model? Where would it be made? While the CEO isn...
09:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget See Thorsten Heins, Alicia Keys and BBM during the BlackBerry Live keynote, now on YouTube
While Google presented its nearly four hours of recorded keynote glory in one giant clip, BlackBerry had the decency to split things up into four more-manageable segments. In the first installment of ...
08:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Boeing tapped to build ViaSat-2 satellite, launch set for mid-2016
ViaSat-1 recently earned a Guinness World Record as the highest-capacity satellite in (or out of) the world, but it may need to hand off that title come 2016. ViaSat-2, the company's next-gen bird, wi...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T's U-verse gets new On Demand hub, promises simpler discovery for movies and TV shows
Considering it's not one of the company's key operations, it's safe to say AT&T's been successful in its efforts to build out U-verse. Now, in an effort to make life on the couch a little less com...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Bill Gates regains title of world's richest person as Microsoft stock hits five-year high
Bill Gates may be more philanthropic than ever since leaving the top job at Microsoft, but he still owns a ton of stock in the company, which today just so happened to close at a five-year high. As Bl...
08:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Dell announces Q1 2014 results: $14 billion revenue, 21 cents EPS
We doubt recent earnings reports at Dell have been met with balloons on the quad and sheet cake in the cafe. And that's likely the case this time around as well. The PC maker reported revenue of $14.0...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Corning intros Lotus XT Glass for next-gen mobile displays, touts more efficient production (video)
Corning's Lotus Glass promised a world full of thinner, more advanced mobile displays when it was unveiled in 2011, but it hasn't always been easy to build with the volumes or features that customers ...
07:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google's nearly four-hour I/O 2013 keynote is yours for the watching on YouTube
Looking for some entertainment on an upcoming cross-country flight? That might just be the only reasonable excuse for sitting through all 3 hours, 51 minutes and 25 seconds of Google's recorded keynot...
07:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android 4.2
Despite being officially unveiled at Google I/O, the stock Android version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has remained the unicorn of the show, seldom seen by anyone not closely associated with the company...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget KEF M500 and M200 headphones launched in Hong Kong, we go ears-on
It's been almost a month since KEF announced its first headphone series, and yesterday we finally got the chance to try out its M500 cans and M200 in-ears at the company's Hong Kong launch event. In f...
06:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google changelog reveals upcoming Chrome devices with Star Fox-inspired codenames
Though we know virtually nothing about any Chrome OS-based devices in development at Google, we at least know what their engineers are calling them. Google insider François Beaufort revealed th...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget iTunes 11.0.3 released with enhanced MiniPlayer, multi-disc albums
Cutting through all the Google I/O news is this update from Apple: today, Cupertino released iTunes version 11.0.3. This isn't just an incremental refresh, as several new features are on board, includ...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google Glass to get CNN, Elle, Twitter, Tumblr, Evernote and Facebook apps soon
The I/O news faucet hasn't quite dried up yet. During the San Francisco conference today, Google chatted up some new Glass apps. The new applications will come packaged as "Glassware," delivering CNN ...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google announces Glass Developer Kit, will enable offline apps and direct hardware access
Google I/O 2013 is entering day two in San Francisco and a Google Glass developer session is happening right now. The focus is on the current Mirror API, which allows for online, web services-based ap...
05:26 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Japan-bound Sony Xperia UL leaks out with 5-inch screen, reportedly packs Snapdragon 600
It was only a couple of weeks ago that we saw an early peek of T-Mobile's Xperia Z thanks to the FCC, but it appears as if the feds weren't quite done poking at some of Sony's handsets. Codenamed "Gag...
05:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget BBM app for iOS and Android won't run on tablets at first
Tablet users eager to hop on the BBM bandwagon with BlackBerry's standalone app will have to tamper down their enthusiasm. Vivek Bhardwaj, head of the BlackBerry Software Portfolio, told TrustedReview...
04:48 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget eBay's iPhone app updated with new UI and driver's license scanning
eBay has trotted out an update to its iPhone app that sports a slew of notable changes. First, the app is draped in a redesigned UI that enables users to checkout multiple items at the same time, view...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google confirms Nexus Q not supported in latest version of Play Music
Google Play Music is about to reveal its saddest song... for owners of the Nexus Q that is. In fact, some might guess it's the funeral march. Phandroid and Android Police both report having received c...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget SMS integration confirmed to be coming to Google+ Hangouts 'soon'
Google expanded its chat / video conferencing offerings in a big way with its new Google+ Hangouts platform, and it looks like its intent on making it even more all-purpose in the future. Responding t...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget TiVo brings 'What to Watch Now' feature to its iPad app
TiVo, the company that made its fortune by making you forget about live television, is now attempting to revamp the traditional TV guide with a new content-discovery feature for its iPad app. The feat...
03:58 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S available online, reaches Best Buy on June 23rd
Lenovo teased a potential sweet spot in its convertible laptop line when it revealed the IdeaPad Yoga 11S, blending the portability of the Yoga 11 with the raw performance of the Yoga 13. As of now, w...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget BYD e6 all-electric taxis, Premier sedan launch in Hong Kong
Anyone who's visited Hong Kong within the last few years has probably experienced the city's thick soupy smog. Sure, things aren't as bad as they are in Beijing, but pollution from the mainland often ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget PebbleKit SDK update enables two-way communication for Pebble apps
Pebble released an SDK update today which lets developers create apps that support two-way communication via Bluetooth. While the new software (called PebbleKit) was hinted at before, it represents a ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two CASIS patches, signed by Shepard Fairey!
Remember CASIS, the folks in charge of granting the public access to the national lab onboard the International Space Station, who were looking for the next great research project to send into space? ...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Panasonic P51 breaks into the Indian phone market with a 5-inch screen and stylus
Although Panasonic's cellphones have traveled far from Japan, the company has left the hot Indian market relatively untapped -- until today, that is. The company is staking its first proper claim in t...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Panasonic P51 breaks into the Indian phone market with a 5-inch screen and stylus (updated)
Although Panasonic's cellphones have traveled far from Japan, the company has left the hot Indian market relatively untapped -- until today, that is. The company is staking its first proper claim in t...
02:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book hybrid PC gets May 21st release date
Remember ASUS' Transformer Books? All is forgiven if you don't, as we're already approaching the one-year anniversary of when they were first revealed at Computex in Taipei. You'll get your choice of ...
01:49 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Irish government seeks emergency power to cut mobile services during G8 summit
The Irish Defence Minister, Alan Shatter, has put forward a law that would give his government the right to cut off mobile services "in a limited area" to prevent a bombing. In particular, he fears th...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget NHK has a theoretical fix for OLED's theoretical longevity problem
Japan's National Broadcasting Corporation, NHK, reckons OLED displays don't last long enough. And they have a point, because OLED pixels that are exposed to the air can lose half of their brightness i...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google and NASA team up for D-Wave-powered Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab
Google. NASA. Quantum computers. Seriously, everything about the new Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Ames Research Center is exciting. The joint effort between Mountain View and America's s...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Lego Mindstorms EV3 intros three new models, ready for summer tour (video)
When Lego introduced the Mindstorms EV3 earlier this year, it bundled building instructions for five "hero" models, several of which can be seen in our CES hands-on. The complex kit of sensors, module...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget China's MeituKiss phone boasts dual 8MP cameras, wants to be a girl's best friend
Today we have a message for Oppo, Zopo, Vivo and Spice: 5-megapixel front-facing cameras are so yesterday for phones. Launched by Meitu, the developer behind the popular Chinese camera app Meitu Xiuxi...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone steals third place from BlackBerry in IDC smartphone ranking
First and second place in the smartphone OS wars is a foregone conclusion with Android and iOS (respectively) strongly entrenched, but the battle for third place is now full of intrigue. BlackBerry an...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Brian Krzanich takes the reins at Intel today
Today's the day, trivia fans, when "Paul Otellini" stops being the answer to the question "Who is the CEO of Intel?" A fortnight ago, after a prolonged bout of speculation, current COO Brian Krznich w...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC finds a home in Treehouse workstation, other funky furniture
Looking for a place to stick that super-sized slate? You might opt to mount it in a wooden table modeled after a treehouse, or a piece of furniture designed to accommodate a digital "family game night...
10:55 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Apple patent application teams up multiple smartphone flashes for better lighting
Smartphone camera flashes are notoriously weak compared to dedicated models, but what if you could fire them from several handsets at once? Since none of us have the millisecond timing needed to do it...
09:58 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget ASUS Fonepad gets a spec boost: 1.6GHz Intel processor, 32GB storage
ASUS' Fonepad has been making its way around the world with a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor and 16GB of built-in storage, but apparently there's a need for covering one's face with a beefier versi...
09:40 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Light up your Converse All-Stars with Adafruit's DIY tutorial (video)
If you missed out on the L.A. Lights craze of the early '90s, fear not -- there's hope for you yet. Adafruit's DIY enhancement for Converse All-Stars takes customized kicks to a whole new level with t...
09:07 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google opens its Cloud Platform Compute Engine to all comers, updates App Engine
During Google's I/O developer's conference keynote, it actually slipped in quite a bit of, yes, developer news amongst all the noisy consumer launches. One biggie was the announcement that any and all...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Field Trip for Android gets updated with over 80 countries, auto-translation
Niantic Labs' Field Trip is a location-discovery app that runs in the background during your aimless wanderings, piping up when you stumble across something notable. Unfortunately, for software design...
08:22 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung responds to GS4 storage complaints, might free up space through 'further software optimization'
After being taken to task by the BBC's consumer rights show, Watchdog, Samsung says it's looking into reducing the memory footprint of its TouchWiz features on its flagship Galaxy S 4. A spokesperson ...
08:16 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung estimated to make 95 percent of Android device profits
Yes, we all know that Android has the prevailing device market share right now, but which companies in that group are actually making money? According to Strategy Analytics' estimates for Q1, it's Sam...
07:47 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Gran Turismo 6 coming to PS3 in time for the holidays, creator has PS4 version 'in mind' (video)
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has announced that the series' next racing title will arrive later this year, with a demo scheduled to appear this July, ahead of a holiday launch. Expect a head...
07:10 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Eluga P P-03E takes on Samsung with its own air gestures (video)
Don't think that the Galaxy S 4 has a lock on the concept of touch-free input. Panasonic has bolstered NTT DoCoMo's summer lineup with the Eluga P P-03E, a 4.7-inch Android phone whose one-handed inte...
06:31 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Jays to launch a-JAYS Five earbuds with dedicated iOS, Windows and Android versions
Does your Android sound different from your iOS or WP? Of course not, but they do have their own quirks in operation, and to that end, Jays will launch the a-JAYS Five earphones this summer with a sep...
05:56 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget EA to end Online Pass program, cites player disapproval
Remember EA's Online Pass program? If you've ever purchased one of the company's games used, it probably rings a bell. The system was devised in 2010 as a way for the company to collect revenue from u...
05:24 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget TCL announces MoVo UD 4K television with Google TV coming later this year
Google just announced it will be upgrading Google TV units to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and China's TCL has announced it will have the first 4K TV built on the platform. We got a look at TCL's custom-sk...
04:43 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google+ Games to go dark after June 30th
Sure, Mountain View may be bolstering its gaming efforts on mobile platforms and the web, but it's seen fit to give Google+ Games the pink slip. After June 30th, the game section on the titan's social...
03:57 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget OLPC XO Tablet final version hands-on (video)
The XO Tablet that One Laptop Per Child was shuttling around the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES back in January wasn't quite the final version of the company's first consumer-facing d...
03:55 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget OLPC working on XO laptop telescope and microscope peripherals (hands-on)
So much of what children are taught in the sciences amounts to abstractions. It's a shame, really -- concepts of the universe are so much easier to extrapolate when we can see them for ourselves. OLPC...
03:20 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Google Glass prototypes
As a part of the 7 Techmakers and a Microphone panel tonight at Google I/O, Project Glass Staff Hardware Engineer Jean Wang dropped in this slide reflecting on the process of developing the headset. W...
02:58 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google AirShow streams I/O live from several RC blimps (video)
Yes, there's a fleet of camera-equipped, remote-controlled blimps live-streaming a bird's-eye view of Google I/O on YouTube, right now. It's called Google AirShow and it's taken over the airspace with...
02:58 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google AirShow streams I/O live from several RC blimps (hands-on video)
Yes, there's a fleet of camera-equipped, remote-controlled blimps live-streaming a bird's-eye view of Google I/O on YouTube, right now. It's called Google AirShow and it's taken over the airspace with...
02:45 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II
Currently, Google Wallet is available on a plethora of smartphones, but is there really such a thing as too much coverage? Google surely doesn't seem to think so. Earlier today, the company added supp...
02:05 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget PrimeSense demonstrates Capri 3D sensor on Nexus 10 (hands-on)
Take the 3D sensor inside the Microsoft Kinect, shrink it down to a tenth of its original size and add a bunch of mobile capabilities, and you have yourself PrimeSense's latest conquest, better known ...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Android to get built-in Bluetooth Smart Ready support this year
As powerful as Android can be, Bluetooth is one of its glaring weaknesses: the absence of a default Bluetooth framework has led to inconsistent implementations from both device builders and app develo...
01:16 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Recon Instruments Jet heads-up display debuts at Google I/O, we go hands-on (video)
Google Glass is a lot of things, but it's hardly a superstar when it comes to the world of sports. Though we've seen proof it is at least water resistant, it doesn't feel particularly durable and isn'...
12:55 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google Music All Access: Android / US-only rollout is just the start
Nearly two years ago to the day, Google introduced Music Beta at I/O 2011. But in reality, it was little more than a gigantic cloud to store 20,000 of your favorite tracks. Despite a plethora of rumor...
12:55 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access: Android / US-only rollout is just the start
Nearly two years ago to the day, Google introduced Music Beta at I/O 2011. But in reality, it was little more than a gigantic cloud to store 20,000 of your favorite tracks. Despite a plethora of rumor...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Google I/O's colorful circle of ChromeBook Pixels
Google loves to use I/O as a platform for sharing its creativity with the world. This year, one of the masterpieces is a circular edifice consisting of two lines of Chromebook Pixels, with each keyboa...
12:31 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.15.2013
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 the...
12:17 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget Redesigned Google Maps hands-on: vector-based, more personal and coming soon to mobile
According to Bernhard Seefeld, product management director at Google Maps, "this is the most significant overhaul of Maps since it launched in 2005." We sat down with both Seefeld as well as Jonah Jon...
12:10 am -04 - Thu, May 16, 2013
Engadget YouTube for Google TV updated with streamlined UI, support for paid subscriptions
Google TV is getting a refreshed YouTube app to go along with its update to the latest versions of Android and Chrome. The video-streaming service now features a sleeker UI, complete with playlists di...
11:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget YouTube live-streaming now available to channels with over 1,000 subscribers
Initially, YouTube's live-streaming service was limited to select partners and special events, but that's about to change. Starting today, all channels in good standing with over 1,000 subscribers wil...
11:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play Books updated to allow user uploads, supports EPUB and PDF
With the exception of a brief mention in Google Play for Education, Mountain View's book platform was all but absent from its Google I/O presentation. Still, the service is getting updated with a sign...
11:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts app hands-on
Google's new, unified Hangouts platform focuses heavily on its mobile apps, which give Android and iOS users a common platform for text and video chats. In theory, they're the cure for the consistency...
11:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google's Map Dive takes us on a virtual skydive across seven instances of Chrome (video)
During Google's extended edition opening keynote this morning, there was a distinctive lack of skydiving. However, developers showed off lots of interesting things, including functionality highlightin...
11:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google I/O 2013 opening keynote roundup: All Access music streaming, a vanilla GS4 and more
Phew. Day one of Google I/O is far from over, but there's already been an onslaught of news. While our editors are running around the floor, why not catch up on any bits of the opening keynote you may...
11:01 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro coming to the UK on May 23rd starting at 719
Microsoft has a good excuse for the Surface Pro's late arrival in the UK: the company claims that demand in the US stripped its cupboards bare, leaving nothing but RT crumbs to sell on this side of th...
10:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access hands-on
More InfoGoogle reportedly signs deal with Sony and UniversalGoogle launches All Access music-streaming serviceGoogle reportedly in negotiations with music labels to launch streaming serviceAmong the ...
10:44 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget PrimeSense demonstrates Capri 3D sensor on Nexus 10 (hands-on)
Take the 3D sensor inside the Microsoft Kinect, shrink it down to a tenth of its original size and add a bunch of mobile capabilities, and you have yourself PrimeSense's latest conquest, better known ...
10:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget The New Yorker unveils Strongbox, a tool for sources to submit files and tips anonymously
As with most news organizations, a lot of the posts we publish start out as emailed tips from you, our dear readers. But some employees put their jobs on the line when they share info, which, as you m...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Digital junk food
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I'm hanging out in Atlanta right now, getting ready to speak at Digi...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google adding quick action buttons, real-time flight status to Gmail
Responding to an invitation or checking in for a flight soon won't require any typing at all, assuming you're using Gmail to manage your inbox. When the situation calls for it, new quick action button...
09:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts video chat won't connect over AT&T
If you have a smartphone connected to AT&T, you just got a bit more incentive to hop over to WiFi whenever possible. The new Google+ Hangouts app group video chat feature appears to be disabled wh...
09:24 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts video chat won't connect over AT&T (updated)
If you have a smartphone connected to AT&T, you just got a bit more incentive to hop over to WiFi whenever possible. The new Google+ Hangouts app group video chat feature appears to be disabled wh...
09:02 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google TV officially updated to latest versions of Android and Chrome, faster updates promised going forward
It apparently wasn't big enough to garner a mention earlier today, but Google has now followed up its slew of I/O keynote announcements with the news that it's moving Google TV to the latest versions ...
08:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Apple marks 50 billion downloads from the App Store
You think 50 billion is a big number? It's certainly a bit bigger than some other numbers that spring to mind, such as 48 billion, and that in itself gives Apple something to celebrate. As is customar...
08:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Apple marks 50 billion downloads from the App Store
You think 50 billion is a big number? It's certainly a bit bigger than some other numbers that spring to mind, such as 48 billion, and that in itself gives Apple something to celebrate. As is customar...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google asks Microsoft to remove YouTube app for WP8, takes issue with lack of ads
YouTube only recently came to Windows Phone 8 as a full-fledged app, but its availability may be short-lived. According to documents obtained by The Verge, Google has requested that Microsoft remove t...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google asks Microsoft to remove YouTube app for WP8, takes issue with lack of ads (update: Microsoft responds)
YouTube only recently came to Windows Phone 8 as a full-fledged app, but its availability may be short-lived. According to documents obtained by The Verge, Google has requested that Microsoft remove t...
08:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 15th: Dell UltraSharp display and HTC 8X
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 wa...
08:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Bang & Olufsen intros Beolab 14 surround speakers, considered 'entry-level' at $3,995
Bang & Olufsen has been known to occasionally lower the price floor on its line of A/V gear. Continuing in that direction, the company just unveiled its Beolab 14 surround sound speakers, an entry...
07:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet will soon let you send payments as a Gmail attachment
Sending money with Google Wallet wasn't a tremendously difficult affair before today, but Mountain View's now discovered a clever new way to part you from your cash. "Over the coming months," the comp...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo details its 150Mbps LTE rollout, plans to double base stations
To this day, relatively few wireless carriers offer LTE at its loftiest 150Mbps speeds. We'll soon get to count NTT DoCoMo among those ranks, however. Alongside the launch of its summer phone lineup, ...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Maps redesigned with improved search and tablet UI
An errant leak this morning gave us a pretty good idea that Google Maps was getting revamped in time for I/O, so this announcement comes as no huge surprise. Mountain View just pulled back the curtain...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Maps redesigned with improved search and tablet UI (video)
An errant leak this morning gave us a pretty good idea that Google Maps was getting revamped in time for I/O, so this announcement comes as no huge surprise. Mountain View just pulled back the curtain...
06:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google's conversational voice search reaches the desktop through Chrome
We're used to Google's mobile search apps letting us ask questions as we would with real people, but the desktop has usually been quite stiff. That's changing today: Google is bringing conversation-li...
05:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Now adds reminder cards, real-time public transit info and music recommendations
Google Now is getting some I/O love, too. Several updates, called cards, are already available in the Google Play Store. Firstly, you'll be able to set for nagging pop-ups ("buy milk" is the obvious e...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google shows off Auto Enhance and Highlights photo-editing tools
Fresh on the heels of folding photo storage in with Gmail and Google+, Google is showing off a couple tools designed to enhance pictures you upload to its data servers. These include Highlights and Au...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google shows off Auto Enhance and Highlights photo-editing tools for Google+
Hot on the heels of folding photo storage in with Gmail and Google+, Google is showing off two photo-editing tools for G+ called Auto Enhance and Highlights. Starting with Auto Enhance, this is clearl...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google shows off Auto Enhance and Highlights photo-editing tools for Google+ (update: video)
Hot on the heels of folding photo storage in with Gmail and Google+, Google is showing off two photo-editing tools for G+ called Auto Enhance and Highlights. Starting with Auto Enhance, this is clearl...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google launches new Google+ Hangouts with focus on conversations
The rumors were apparently true: Google's unified chat platform (widely nicknamed Babel) is launching as part of a Hangouts redesign. The new service focuses on conversations that carry over from devi...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google launches new Google+ Hangouts platform and mobile apps with focus on conversations
The rumors were apparently true: Google's unified chat platform (widely nicknamed Babel) is launching as the new Hangouts, with new mobile apps to match. The messaging service puts Android, Chrome, Gm...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google+ gets a new multi-column card design and ability to automatically add hashtags
Today, at Google I/O 2013, Big G revealed a new look for its social network. Starting later today, Google+ users will be seeing their social content in a new way thanks to a multi-column format fit fo...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google+ gets a new multi-column card design and ability to automatically add hashtags (update: video)
Today, at Google I/O 2013, Big G revealed a new look for its social network. Starting later today, Google+ users will be seeing their social content in a new way thanks to a multi-column format fit fo...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google intros Play for Education, a curated portal for apps and books
Google's making it easy for educators and their students to discover and recommend applications and books with Play for Education. Announced onstage at this year's I/O by Chris Yerga, Google's Android...
05:13 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google announces new Checkout button, one-click purchases on the go
Google has just made shopping on your Android phone much easier. The folks in Mountain View have outed a new Checkout button that enables one-click purchases. Instead of having to shuffle through the ...
04:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google unveils Samsung Galaxy S 4 running stock Android Jelly Bean, available June 26th for $649
Google just dropped a pretty big surprise during its opening day I/O keynote. It's taken the wraps off a new edition of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 that runs stock Android Jelly Bean. The device itself is fu...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play gets dedicated chart for Android tablet apps, redesign for the web
Many have chastised Google for doing little to properly expose Android tablet apps, but it's addressing that in style today: the Google Play Store will now included a dedicated section in the charts f...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play gets dedicated chart for Android tablet apps, web redesign
Many have chastised Google for doing little to properly expose Android tablet apps, but it's addressing that in style: the Google Play Store now includes a dedicated section in the charts for the top ...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access officially unveiled, launching today in the US
And now, one of the most anticipated I/O announcements. As rumored, Google has been working toward the launch of its own music-streaming service, and the official unveiling came today. Dubbed Google P...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google launches All Access music-streaming service in the US: $9.99 monthly fee
And now, one of the most anticipated I/O announcements. As rumored, Google has been working toward the launch of its own music-streaming service, and the official unveiling came today. Dubbed Google P...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google intros Android Studio, an IDE for building apps
On stage at I/O today, Google just announced Android Studio, an integrated development environment for building apps. Based on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition, this new environment works as a WYSIWYG ...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google outs new Maps and Location APIs, brings geofencing and low power location services
Maps is one of the most useful features in Android, and today at Google I/O 2013, Mountain View announced a trio of new location services APIs to help devs to better leverage that strength. Fused Loca...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google outs new Maps and Location APIs: geofencing and low-power location services
Maps is one of the most useful features in Android, and today at Google I/O 2013, Mountain View announced a trio of new location services APIs to help devs to better leverage that strength. Fused Loca...
04:25 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Cloud Messaging now part of Google Play Services
More goodies for devs here at I/O: Google just announced that Google Cloud Messaging -- the push-notification system that debuted last year -- is now a part of its Google Play Services, and it will ge...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play game services aims to integrate gaming across Android, iOS and the web, available today
Google Play game developers and players alike are getting a quartet of game-changing additions today: real-time multiplayer, leaderboards, cloud saves and achievements. And that's not all -- the latte...
04:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget There have been 900 million Android activations, 48 billion app installs to date
What would a Google liveblog be without some updates on Android activations? Well, in case you're curious, the newest figure is 900 million -- a big jump from the 400 million activations reported last...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Recon Instruments reveals Recon Jet, a sports HUD so bright it needs shades (video)
We know Glass comes with some snap-on shades, which is no doubt great when casually vlogging in the sun. If you're heading down a mountain, though, you're going to need something a little more like Re...
03:56 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand X2 In official with Clover TrailPlus Atom, photos at 24 frames per second
While Intel's Clover Trail+ Atom platform has been slow-moving so far, with only a handful of noteworthy unveilings, it just got a big shot in the arm through the official launch of ZTE's Grand X2 In....
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Time Warner to begin live streaming TNT and TBS channels starting this summer
Oh, how the times are a-changin'. Hot on the heels of ABC revealing its plans to start streaming live TV in some areas, Time Warner's now let it be known that it too will be taking a similar route wit...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Time Warner to begin live-streaming TNT and TBS channels starting this summer
Oh, how the times are a-changin'. Hot on the heels of ABC revealing its plans to start streaming live TV in some areas, Time Warner's now let it be known that it will be taking a similar route with it...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Live from Google I/O's 2013 opening keynote!
The time is nearly here and are ready to liveblog. Will Google unveil the long-rumored Nexus 7 successor? Will there be new phones to consider? What does the future hold for Google Glass? Over the cou...
03:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play Games service confirmed by Eufloria HD update
Need more evidence that Google is preparing a Game Center-like platform dubbed Play Games? Look no further than the "What's New" section of your favorite Android game. At least one title, Eufloria HD,...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 confirmed by a developer website as Google kicks off I/O 2013
We've still got about an hour and 20 minutes until the Google I/O keynote begins, but we're already starting to get hints of what's to come. The company just revealed, in an indirect sort of way, that...
02:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Adaia talks up new rugged, seaworthy Android phone from team of Nokia vets
It still doesn't have a ton to show off, but we are now at least getting a better picture of what upstart Adaia has in store for its first smartphone. Speaking with AllThingsD, CEO Heikki Sarajarvi (j...
01:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget ASUS GTX 670 DirectCU Mini set at $399 with May 20th release, up for pre-order (video)
ASUS' GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini graphics card first broke cover in April without a price or concrete release date, but now Newegg has dished out just those details along with extra specs. Loaded w...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Big Jambox now available in custom colors, price stays the same at $300
We suppose even if you did buy a custom Jambox speaker done up in Red Sox colors, you wouldn't necessarily cop to it in the comments. As it turns out, though, you wouldn't be alone: more than 70 perce...
12:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget NEC's Medias X smartphone for DoCoMo features first ever liquid-cooled CPU
NEC's just broken some new ground with the Medias X, the world's first liquid-cooled smartphone that was launched as part of DoCoMo's summer lineup. Rather than being aimed at the propeller-heads usua...
12:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget NEC's Medias X smartphone for DoCoMo features first-ever liquid-cooled CPU
NEC's just broken some new ground with the Medias X, the world's first liquid-cooled smartphone that was launched as part of DoCoMo's summer lineup. Rather than aiming it at the propeller-heads usuall...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Verizon offers VMware Horizon Mobile virtual workspace to Android users
We'd heard talk long, long ago of Verizon hooking up with VMware for a virtual workspace on its smartphones, and we can at last say that it's more than just chatter. Starting today, Verizon's business...
11:29 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Bluetooth 4.0 support comes to the Nexus 4, might be headed to stock Android too
The five month old LG Nexus 4 just showed up on the Bluetooth SIG for a second inspection. The SIG's site appears to be down right now, but TechTastic took a screen grab which lists the revised handse...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Karateka Classic punches its way to Android and iOS on May 16th
While Jordan Mechner's Karateka burst back onto the scene through its 2012 remake, that wasn't good enough for purists who really just wanted a port of the 1984 original. Consider their wish granted, ...
10:32 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant streaming now available on LG Smart TVs
While still in beta, Redbox Instant is slowly increasing the number of devices it supports and has now announced its launch on LG's Smart TV platform (TVs only, not Blu-ray players, for now.) The hybr...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Panasonic refreshes Toughbook H2 with faster processor, bigger storage and stronger shell
We've never understood why Panasonic chose to brand its top-line tablet as the Toughbook H2, but given the hairy-chested types who build and use the gear, we're not gonna challenge 'em. The company ha...
09:41 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Pinterest adds notifications, search suggestions to Android and iOS apps
Today Pinterest announced an update to its Android and iOS apps, bringing some key features from the desktop site to your smartphone or tablet. First up is the addition of notifications: now you can v...
09:24 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Dell XPS 10 with Windows RT gets major price cut: base model now $300
We don't know for sure that Dell's been experiencing the weak demand for Windows RT Samsung's been so vocal about, but significant price cuts to its XPS 10 tablet hybrid suggest it hasn't exactly been...
09:05 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer coming to Windows Phone 8 today (updated)
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has just tweeted that, at some point today, BBC iPlayer is coming to Windows Phone 8. It's been a long road getting to this point, as the BBC's and Microsoft's conflicting tec...
08:52 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X230s unveiled in China: a thinner and lighter 12-incher
Who says a carbon fiber chassis with sufficient cooling for a Core i7 has to be heavy? The ThinkPad X230s, revealed on Lenovo's Chinese site following a partial leak in January, looks like a significa...
08:13 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Sony announces pricing for 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs in the UK, pre-order now, in-stores June
Fancy some of the 4K magic from Sony, but are living over in the UK? Well you can get one step closer by pre-ordering today. The Bravia X9 -- as it's known over there -- comes in two sizes (55- and 65...
07:38 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Brinno TLC200 Pro captures time lapse HDR images, sports interchangeable lenses
A dedicated time lapse camera is about as niche as a piece photo gear gets. But, we'll say this about Brinno's latest offering, it captures some pretty stunning clips. The TLC200 Pro is supposedly the...
07:06 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Play-i building educational, programmable robots for kids
We've seen software and even TV shows that teach younger kids about technology, but we haven't really seen ready-made educational robots for that age group -- and no, AIBO and Furby don't count. Play-...
06:37 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Sign-up page for revamped Google Maps shows off plenty of new features
Just hours before its I/O event, Google has apparently had a little accident: the sign-up page for "the new Google Maps" briefly went live, revealing a slew of extra details about what's coming in the...
06:25 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's summer mobile lineup is all about battery life, colors and LTE
While the semi-annual parade of new smartphone models at NTT DoCoMo often reveals some unexpected devices, this summer it had a bumper crop: we've already seen the new Sony Xperia A, Sharp's Aquos Pho...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Aquos Pad SH-08E flaunts 7-inch high-res IGZO display, 1.7GHz quad-core processor
Amid the bevy of phones outed in NTT DoCoMo's summer lineup, the Japanese carrier snuck in a tablet: Sharp's Aquos Pad SH-08E. A 7-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IGZO display dominates the front of the Android 4....
05:09 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 349 - 05.14.13
This may be a slower part of the year for HD news, but we still managed to round up an hour's worth of goodies. It's an onslaught of mostly minor happenings from all the usual major players, along wit...
04:38 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Aquos Phone Zeta SH-06E packs a 1080p IGZO Screen, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
The folks at NTT DoCoMo have just paraded out their roster of handsets for the summer season, and tucked in among the phones is the waterproof Aquos Phone Zeta SH-06E, which packs a 1080p IGZO display...
04:34 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia A Android 4.1 smartphone announced for NTT DoCoMo
Sony is adding another option to its smartphone lineup with this Xperia A it just announced in Japan. Spotted a few days ago in an FCC filing, the SO-04E will be released on the 17th on NTT DoCoMo. It...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget AMD unveils Radeon HD 8900M laptop graphics, ships them in MSI's GX70 (eyes-on)
Did you think AMD showed all its mobile GPU cards when it launched the Radeon HD 8000M series in January? Think twice. The company has just unveiled the 8900M series, an adaptation of its Graphics Cor...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget HP intros the Split x2 Windows hybrid and Android-based SlateBook x2 (hands-on)
The Envy x2 has never been our favorite Windows 8 tablet, but that hasn't stopped HP from selling loads of them. The device has been such a success, in fact, that the company is expanding the x2 serie...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget HP intros the Split x2 Windows hybrid and the Android-based SlateBook x2 (hands-on)
The Envy x2 has never been our favorite Windows 8 tablet, but that hasn't stopped HP from selling loads of them. The device has been such a success, in fact, that the company is expanding the x2 serie...
03:22 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget US Navy's X-47B is the first unmanned plane launched from an aircraft carrier (video)
After limbering up with taxi tests since December, the X-47B unmanned combat air system has finally taken off from an aircraft carrier, making it the first pilotless plane to have successfully done so...
02:35 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play spruced up in new release, Services app nabs new syncing options
On the eve of Google I/O, Page and Co. have seen fit to polish the Google Play app with a fresh release. Version 4.1.6 of the mobile OS market brings colorful section buttons and improved spacing for ...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget Amtrak to roll out high-efficiency trains with regenerative braking (video)
Some of us look at electric trains as efficient transportation almost by definition, but that's not entirely true when they consume a lot of power and give little back. Amtrak is about to strike a bet...
12:45 am -04 - Wed, May 15, 2013
Engadget PayPal targets Square with hardware trade-ins, waives fees through 2013
After watching its rivals Square and Groupon play their hands earlier today, PayPal announced a program that allows merchants to trade in their old payment processing equipment in exchange for new har...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Roku's second gen players can get their grid menu update now
We dug the grid-style menu system that came along with the Roku 3, and now owners of some of the company's older players can experience it as well. The Roku 2 boxes, Roku LT, newer Roku HD and Streami...
11:23 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Creative launches NFC wireless speakers, colorful Hitz headsets
Creative may hope to rival Jawbone's Jambox with its new colorfully geometric Bluetooth speakers, the Airwave and Airwave HD. NFC-enabled Bluetooth speakers aren't exactly news, so Creative is playing...
10:50 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.14.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nikon unveils 1 Nikkor 32mm lens with extra-fast f1.2 aperture, manual focus
Mirrorless camera fans who've gone the Nikon 1 route have had a fair selection of official lenses to choose from, but not the Holy Grail of a truly fast telephoto lens. Nikon may have just produced th...
10:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nikon unveils 1 Nikkor 32mm lens with extra-fast f/1.2 aperture, manual focus
Mirrorless camera fans who've gone the Nikon 1 route have had a fair selection of official lenses to choose from, but not the Holy Grail of a truly fast telephoto lens. Nikon may have just produced th...
09:55 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly signs deal with Sony and Universal ahead of launching music streaming service
Sure, Google I/O may not focus on new products, but it might just take a moment to unveil the firm's take on music streaming. According to The Verge, Mountain View has inked licensing deals with Unive...
09:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget US and Canada reach border spectrum sharing deals for broadband
Wireless use along the US-Canada border can be problematic: when there isn't direct interference, there's sometimes a fight over which devices get dibs on given frequencies. Don't worry that the count...
09:22 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget TWC TV Android update with live TV streaming away from home now available
Just as promised, Time Warner Cable has delivered a new version of its TWC TV app for Android users that includes access to live TV streams of certain channels while away from home. That new feature i...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Philips Hue just got a little brighter with 1.1 app update
"What's new with Hue?" Philips' connected light bulb just picked up a bounty of fresh tricks, thanks in no small part to the Hue 1.1 app update. The refresh, available for download today on iOS, bring...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Facebook finishes rolling out 'Sections' to people's profiles, brings ratings, activities and apps to your timeline
In mid-March Facebook announced that it would be updating its Timeline design with a focus on users' interests and app activities. Now the the new "Sections" are finished rolling out and you should be...
08:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia SP review: lights, camera, performance
Sony's Xperia Z took the company into the big leagues this year: the company finally has a handset that turns heads and can compete with the established Galaxy and One brands. The Z and its plainer ZL...
08:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Battlefield 4's Frostbite 3.0 game engine goes mobile in 'Frostbite Go'
It appears that while EA's making claims that its Frostbite 3.0 game engine (which powers next-gen's Battlefield 4) can't run on Nintendo's Wii U, the game publisher is also working on bringing "true ...
08:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Battlefield 4's Frostbite 3 game engine goes mobile in 'Frostbite Go'
It appears that while EA's making claims that its Frostbite 3 game engine (which powers next-gen's Battlefield 4) can't run on Nintendo's Wii U, the game publisher is also working on bringing "true Fr...
07:48 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Researchers develop algorithm to protect networks from cyber attacks
Amidst increasing concern about cybersecurity, researchers at North Carolina State University have taken one step closer to guarding America's infrastructure from Cylon attack. Well, almost. Dr. Mo-Yu...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Living with Glass, Week Three: Apps, Updates and Apiarists
It's been a little while since I last checked in with Glass, but it's time to file another report and let you know how Glass is fitting in with my life -- or, increasingly, how it isn't. We're on the ...
06:56 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Rovio launches Stars publishing program, names initial third-party games (video)
While Rovio still leans very heavily on one game franchise for its success, there's no question that it's a big company these days -- big enough, in fact, that it's venturing into publishing for the f...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen tries out Google Glass for real (video)
There's a good chance that you, like us, enjoyed a certain Saturday Night Live sketch recently in which Weekend Update's newly branded tech correspondent Randall Meeks gave his raw impressions of Goog...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Google IO 2013's opening keynote is live tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
Who can forget last year's Google I/O opening keynote? With skydivers and a plethora of extreme antics all culminating in the on-stage unveiling of Google Glass, it will go down in history as one of t...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Google I/O 2013's opening keynote is live tomorrow, get your liveblog right here!
Who can forget last year's Google I/O opening keynote? With skydivers and a plethora of extreme antics all culminating in the on-stage unveiling of Google Glass, it will go down in history as one of t...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 8 update coming this summer with CalDAV and CardDAV support
We already got word from Nokia about some new Windows Phone features that'd be trickling out in a forthcoming update, and Microsoft has now filled in some more details on what other phone users can ex...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Polaroid's XS80 action camera records adventures in 1080p, whether you're shaking or not
Polaroid's come a long way since, well, Polaroid. Now its portfolio includes retro devices, tablets and action cameras. It's that last category we're interested in today, as the company just announced...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget NEC announces LaVie L laptop, touts Haswell internals
The only phrase that's guaranteed to put a smile on a laptop lover's face is "fourth-generation Intel core," which is why we're beaming at NEC's LaVie L. The company has announced details of its first...
04:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Square Stand turns your iPad into a cash register, on pre-order for $299
Square just announced a new product meant to replace traditional point-of-service systems: the aptly named Square Stand. The hardware turns an iPad (2 or 3; support for the Lightning connector is comi...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget ABC officially relaunches its Player app as Watch ABC with live TV streaming
Just as it revealed in an interview this weekend after months of rumors, the Disney / ABC Television Group has launched Watch ABC as an "open access preview" for New York and Philadelphia residents. A...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Firefox 21 officially released for desktop, Android version also gets a boost
If you like the internet, especially updating things from the internet, today is a good day for you. Mozilla has released not one but two major versions of its Firefox browser, the first being the inc...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Connectify Switchboard bonds all your internet connections into one
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix keeps its lead in streaming video use at home, YouTube rules the road
When we last checked in with Sandvine's stat trackers, Netflix reigned supreme in online video traffic at home, especially downstream. It's still sitting pretty several months later, Sandvine tells Al...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell
It's not the most exciting hardware launch to come from the newly reinvigorated (and rebranded) BlackBerry, but the Q5 is device with a mission. Announced formally this morning by CEO Thorsten Heins o...
03:27 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q5 hands-on: an affordable BB10 device in a QWERTY shell (update: video)
It's not the most exciting hardware launch to come from the newly reinvigorated (and rebranded) BlackBerry, but the Q5 is a device with a mission. Announced formally this morning by CEO Thorsten Heins...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S 4 on AT&T, courtesy of Otterbox!
See that package above? That phone-and-case combo could find a home in your hand, thanks to Otterbox. The company, which is well-known for its durable cases, has an AT&T-branded Samsung Galaxy S 4...
02:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry to offer BBM as standalone app for iOS and Android this summer
Thorsten Heins just broke what has to be the biggest news out of BBLive this morning: BBM is breaking out of its walled garden. Starting this summer, users running iOS 6 and Android ICS or higher will...
02:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry announces BBM channels
BlackBerry Live 2013 isn't just about new phones and OS versions, Thorsten Heins has just announced BBM channels, a way for people, companies and brands to provide streams of content in BBM. The new s...
02:47 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry announces BBM channels, gives dedicated messaging streams to brands and users
BlackBerry Live 2013 isn't just about new phones and OS versions. CEO Thorsten Heins just announced BBM channels, a way for people, companies and brands to provide streams of content in BBM. The new s...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available 'later' this year
One of the worst kept secrets rattling around Microsoft's campus is Windows Blue, the forthcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses users' bugbears about the revamped OS. However, like Picasso before...
02:44 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this year
One of the worst kept secrets rattling around Microsoft's campus is Windows Blue, the forthcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses users' bugbears about the OS. Now, Microsoft is officially rechrist...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget US carriers adopt AT&T's 'It Can Wait' anti-texting-while-driving campaign
Tempted to just send a quick SMS saying you're on the road to grab the milk? Don't -- or your recipient could receive a much more dire message, says a consortium of carriers including AT&T, Sprint...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile adopt AT&T's 'It Can Wait' anti-texting-while-driving campaign
Tempted to just send a quick SMS saying you're on the road to grab the milk? Don't -- or your recipient could receive a much more dire message, says a consortium of carriers including AT&T, Sprint...
02:10 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 coming to Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile this summer
We've gotten word of a new BlackBerry smartphone today, and we now also have some news about familiar one. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have all confirmed that they'll soon be carrying the BlackBerry ...
02:09 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget University of Texas gaming academy to be led by execs behind Deus Ex, Warcraft
Whatever value you see in game development schools, it's clear that few of them tout gaming industry veterans who can lead by example. The University of Texas' upcoming Denius-Sams Gaming Academy coul...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Groupon launches Breadcrumb iPad app, vows to not be a typical POS
Yesterday, Groupon POS appeared in the iTunes Store, but was quickly pulled. Now we know why. Breadcrumb POS, which is the official name of yesterday's leaked point-of-sale iPad app, is now officially...
01:54 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Skype and Moog now available for BB10.1
Amongst the flurry of announcements this morning at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, CEO Thorsten Heins finally made good on an app promise from this past January. Yes, Skype is now available on the Z10. U...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Aereo confirms Atlanta launch on June 17th, will be third city to receive streaming service
It's still a long way from the 22 cities it hopes to launch in this year, but Aereo's expansion of its live TV streaming service beyond its NYC base is now moving steadily ahead. It's set to go live i...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry announces BB 10.1 rolling out to US Z10 users later this month
BlackBerry Live 2013 has begun, and Thorsten Heins just revealed the first bit of good news for BlackBerry users. The latest version of BlackBerry's OS, BB 10.1 will be rolling out to the Z10 on US ca...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry announces BB 10.1 rolling out to US Z10 users later this month (updated)
BlackBerry Live 2013 has begun, and Thorsten Heins just revealed the first bit of good news for BlackBerry users. The latest version of BlackBerry's OS, BB 10.1 will be rolling out to the Z10 on US ca...
01:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q5: BB10 in a QWERTY form factor built for emerging markets
This morning at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, Thorsten Heins kicked off the company's major annual event with a brief mention of the latest BB10 device, the Q5. The portrait QWERTY handset follows in th...
01:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q5: a QWERTY handset built for emerging markets
This morning at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, Thorsten Heins kicked off the company's major annual event with a brief mention of the latest BB10 device, the Q5. It's a handset Heins is convinced will be...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hamster wheel used to control human-sized treadmill (video)
Sure, your pet hamster's amazing leg strength may someday power a house, but can it beat you in a race? A pair of Chicago-based artists might be able to help you solve this mystery. The duo recently h...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Twitch video platform for gamers comes to Xbox 360, watch and play from the same place (video)
How does a dedicated gamer relax when they're finally beat on Call of Duty? Surely by watching others suffer the same fate, right? Well, now that just got even easier with an official Twitch app for X...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with NVIDIA's project turned product, NVIDIA Shield
NVIDIA's Project Shield now has an official name (NVIDIA Shield), a release window ("by the end of June") and a price tag ($350). That's a full $100 step above the PlayStation Vita -- arguably the mos...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Project Shield becomes NVIDIA Shield, launches for $350 this June
NVIDIA's "project not a product" just became a product: Project Shield is now NVIDIA Shield, and it's arriving this June for $350. The specs haven't changed -- it's still rockin' a Tegra 4 processor w...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft adds built-in Google Talk to Outlook.com and SkyDrive.com
Make no mistake, we don't just like Outlook.com; we love it. The problem with Microsoft's revamped email service, though, is that ditching Gmail can be a tough sell, as it's meant giving up features l...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with NVIDIA Shield: NVIDIA's project turned product
NVIDIA's Project Shield now has an official name (NVIDIA Shield), a release window ("by the end of June") and a price tag ($350). That's a full $100 more than the PlayStation Vita -- arguably the most...
12:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia marketing head: Customers' 'biggest complaint' is missing apps
We managed to grab a quick chat with Nokia's Global Head of Smartphone Marketing, Vesa Jutila, following the global launch of the Lumia 925. When asked about the still-notable absence of some mainstre...
12:24 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Nokia JobLens on the Lumia 925: what a way to make a living (video)
We're hoping we won't need to use Nokia's JobLens app for real any time soon, but at the Lumia 925 launch event, we thought we'd at least explore our options. It's essentially a proximity-based job se...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Leaf unveils next-gen LeafPresenter Android POS tablet for taking payments
You're at a coffee shop or restaurant and it's time to pay for your sustenance. After reaching for your wallet, you're presented with... an Android tablet? This particular scenario is taking place mor...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Archos launches ChefPad, a 9.7-inch Android tablet for your kitchen
Does your kitchen need a 9.7-inch Jelly Bean tablet to call its own? No, it certainly does not. But if your budget can accommodate such a device, it might look just like the Archos ChefPad, "the perfe...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Vodaphone UK to grab 32GB Nokia Lumia 925, O2 gets dibs on white model for June 13
Now that Nokia's launched it's metal-accented Lumia 925, you may want to know where to grab one. In the UK, Vodaphone announced on stage that they'd start carrying a 32GB version of the handset exclus...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK to grab 32GB Nokia Lumia 925, O2 gets dibs on white model for June 13
Now that Nokia's launched it's metal-accented Lumia 925, you may want to know where to grab one. In the UK, Vodafone announced on stage that they'd start carrying a 32GB version of the handset exclusi...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK scores 32GB Lumia 925, O2 gets dibs on white model for June 13
Now that Nokia's launched it's metal-accented Lumia 925, you may want to know where to grab one. Well, in the UK, Vodafone will start carrying a 32GB version of the handset exclusively next month, whi...
10:32 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nissan plans to make Leaf data available to app developers
Those of you familiar with the Nissan Leaf will know about its Carwings system, which lets you check the vehicle's charge, turn on the AC, rate your driving efficiency against others and even read RSS...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 hands-on (update: video)
At Nokia's London launch event, we've just managed to spend a bit of time with the gray version of the 4.5-inch Lumia 925. If you felt its polycarbonate predecessor was a little unwieldy in dimensions...
09:38 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia making Smart Camera app available with Amber software update
Jealous of the Lumia 925's flashy new imaging software? At Nokia's London event, Jo Harlow has promised that other Lumia owners won't be left out in the cold. The company will be pushing out "Amber," ...
09:38 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia to launch Smart Camera app on all of its Windows Phone 8 devices in Amber software update
Jealous of the Lumia 925's flashy new imaging software? At Nokia's London event, Jo Harlow has promised that other Lumia owners won't be left out in the cold. The company will be pushing out "Amber," ...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925
Here at the Nokia event in London, we've seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we're hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved l...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces Smart Camera app for the Lumia 925 (updated with hands-on video!)
Here at the Nokia event in London, we've seen the Lumia 925 go from rumor to reality, and now we're hearing more about the camera software debuting on the handset. For starters, the app has improved l...
09:32 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 coming to T-Mobile in the US
In the US, you'll be able to pick up the just-announced Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile. T-Mobile's press release lists all the specs of Nokia's new 4.5-inch device, but provides no details on pricing or ...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8 on Lumia 925
Hipstamatic is coming to Windows Phone 8. The new Oggl app was shown off at Nokia's London event with a WP8 UI. We don't know whether this is a Lumia exclusive or not, but it's arriving with the Lumia...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8 on Nokia's Lumia 925
Hipstamatic is coming to Windows Phone 8, in the form of the Oggl app and sharing service. Oggl was shown off at Nokia's London event with a WP8 UI. We don't know whether this is a Lumia exclusive or ...
09:20 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Hipstamatic Oggl app coming to Windows Phone 8, launching with Nokia's Lumia 925
Hipstamatic's Oggl app and sharing service is coming to Windows Phone 8, we learned at Nokia's Lumia 925 launch event. We didn't get to play around in the app -- the WP8 UI we saw on stage was but a p...
09:16 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 vs. Lumia 928 and Lumia 920: what's changed?
When Nokia launched the Verizon-friendly Lumia 928 with some imaging improvements, it looked as if GSM users would have to wait for the company's next flagship to catch up. If those people couldn't wa...
09:04 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces the Lumia 925: a thinner, lighter aluminum body coming June for 469 euros
Nokia's second announcement for May is arguably a more notable progression from the Lumia 920 than the US-only Lumia 928. This is the Lumia 925. It's another flagship, but this one's setting its sight...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Live from Nokia's Lumia event in London!
Sorry, you're a little early. But please come back later, because we'll be reporting on Nokia's plans for its Windows Phone range in 2013, which is likely to involve more than just last week's Lumia 9...
08:54 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Klingons to invade Bing translator, BIjeghbe'chugh vaj bIHegh!
Though some may look down on Star Trek's fictional Klingon language and invoke the infamous phrase uttered by William Shatner -- "Get a life!" -- Microsoft's Bing translation team doesn't see it that ...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Live from Nokia's Lumia event in London!
Sorry, you're a little early. But please come back later, because we'll be reporting on Nokia's plans for its Windows Phone range in 2013, which is likely to involve more than just last week's Lumia 9...
08:25 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Gartner: Android and Samsung dominate the phone market in Q1
If you've been following the trends, Gartner's mobile phone market figures for the first quarter of 2013 won't surprise. The research firm estimates that Android was on 74.4 percent of all smartphones...
07:55 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget The Smithsonian is 3D-scanning its collection for future generations
The Smithsonian has been experimenting with 3D scanning for some time now, using tools like laser arm scanners to map models of whale fossils and other ancient artifacts. Now the museum is utilizing t...
07:08 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Dyson DC47 and DC50 Animal vacuums shrink in size but not in suction
If you're one of the remaining holdouts who hasn't yet picked up a Dyson vacuum cleaner, get ready to be enticed by a couple new ones. The household name in suction has introduced two new "Animal" ser...
06:18 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Screen Grabs: Raspberry Pi survives electronics blackout for a cameo on Revolution
Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com.The original premise of NBC...
05:23 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix removes streaming expiration dates from API after 'Streampocalypse' hysteria
The end of April suddenly became very stressful for Netflix subscribers, as it was widely reported that nearly 1,800 titles would be disappearing from its Watch Instantly service in the US. Unfortunat...
04:31 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Google welcomes Gladstone, MO to the Fiber family
It looks like the slow and steady fiber-fication of Missouri is well underway, as the Gladstone City Council has voted to bring Google's speedy broadband service to the city. This comes just a few day...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Nuance Dragon Notes brings quick, spoken memos and messages to Windows 8
Sometimes, the smallest and simplest apps make the most sense. Take Nuance's new Dragon Notes for Windows 8, for example. Unlike its NaturallySpeaking cousin, it's not a universal tool: instead, it's ...
03:34 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Glympse posts its free location sharing SDK in Android, iOS and web flavors
Glympse has been gradually spreading the reach of its location sharing platform, but mostly through special deals like those with BMW and Ford. It's time to fling the doors open: the company has poste...
03:05 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Google IO attendees will see their every move recorded in real time
During Google I/O this week, visitors to the Moscone Center will have their every movement tracked, but it's not as creepy as it sounds. Google's Cloud Platform Developer Relations team is spearheadin...
02:39 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget ESPN and Twitter widen their deal for in-tweet video highlights
Twitter would really, really like to make ad-driven TV experiences central parts of its service, and it just confirmed that laser-like focus through an expanded deal with ESPN. The sports broadcaster ...
02:10 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi camera module comes to the UK May 14th, lands early for some
Remember that Raspberry Pi camera module we wrote about a few months ago? It looks like UK-based electronics retailer CPC / Farnell will start taking orders for the shooter on May 14th. Users on the R...
01:09 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget PayPal's new Android SDK offers multiple in-app payment options
PayPal just announced a new Android SDK for developers. Previously released for iOS, the kit lets app devs integrate mobile payments via both PayPal and credit card. As the mockup above demonstrates, ...
12:32 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Sony SBH50 Bluetooth headset touts NFC and a smart remote (video)
Sony's Xperia ZR isn't reaching the market all by its lonesome: it's accompanied by a high-end Bluetooth headset, the SBH50. The sequel to the Smart Wireless Headset Pro mostly ups the ante with NFC -...
12:09 am -04 - Tue, May 14, 2013
Engadget Ceton InfiniTV CableCARD tuners add six tuner, Ethernet options
Almost three years after Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner hit the market as an easy and affordable way to watch premium HD cable TV on Windows Media Center, the company is finally rolling out a new ...
11:51 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 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 ah...
11:33 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive update brings photo timeline, more efficiency-minded features
Perhaps to celebrate passing the 250 million user mark, SkyDrive is rolling out an update which introduces some nifty time-saving features. Now, you'll be able to view all your photos -- across folder...
11:14 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 13th - 19th)
The flood of season finales continues, and this week it even includes some notable series coming to an end. Doctor Who, Castle, and Arrow are among those taking off for the summer, but they will be ba...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.13.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:35 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player scores a dedicated PC app, Mac version in the works
Amazon's Cloud Player may have been accessible on PCs through browsers since its launch, but today Bezos & Co. have given the service a desktop app of its own. Once installed, the free program wil...
10:08 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Lamborghini Egoista Concept centers entirely on its very fortunate driver (video)
Many automakers talk of building driver-focused machines; for its 50th birthday, Lamborghini is taking that idea to its logical extreme through the Egoista Concept. The commemorative supercar centers ...
09:42 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Burger built in lab costs $325,000 to produce, 'tastes reasonably good'
Dr. Mark Post of the University of Maastricht has carefully cultivated the most expensive burger you will probably never eat. Using stem cells and the science of tissue engineering, Post and his team ...
09:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter buys Lucky Sort startup to help visualize your tweets
Twitter just acquired Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-based startup that built TopicWatch, a visualization and navigation engine known for presenting large amounts of data in an easy-to-digest format. ...
08:50 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Google celebrates Breakout's 37th anniversary the only way it knows how
The 37th anniversary of a video game -- even a classic like Breakout -- isn't something most would ordinarily celebrate in any major way. But Google, as we've seen, isn't one to pass up an opportunity...
08:24 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile raises iPhone 5 down payment by $50, device now costs $150
After a month of offering the iPhone 5 for $100 down, T-Mobile has quietly increased the upfront cost by $50. Even with the price hike, it's still less expensive than on most other carriers, but some ...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the iConsole.tv, an Android-powered game system with the heart of a desktop PC
Pry open any Android-powered game console on the market today, and you'll likely find a mobile processor -- an ARM-based chip originally designed for tablets, smartphones and maybe the odd specialty d...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 928 for Verizon hands-on
The Lumia 928 isn't the first of Nokia's Windows Phone 8 handsets to hit Verizon -- that distinction goes to the 822 -- but for all intents and purposes, it's the first true flagship Lumia to bear Big...
07:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 13th: 60-inch Samsung HDTV and 11.6-inch ASUS TAICHI
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 wa...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget ChargeCard now shipping with micro-USB connector, we go hands-on
Sure, we own dozens of micro-USB cables, but we don't always have one with us when we need to charge up smartphones, cameras, e-readers and countless other devices. That's why we're happy to get behin...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Let Google be a little evil
Google's lawyers visited the Second Circuit Court of Appeals last week for a polite conversation with three judges and attorneys from the Authors Guild. You remember -- the book-scanning thing? Yes, t...
06:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Sqigle's Earl tablet brings Android to the wilderness with e-paper, solar power
Although there's no dearth of rugged tablets, most are still built on the assumption that civilization is close at hand. Sqigle, however, suggests that its upcoming Earl tablet could work even if ther...
06:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Verizon bumps up Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch to May 23rd
Disappoined that Verizon wasn't going to offer its variant of the Galaxy S 4 until May 30th? You're in for an unexpected treat: Big Red has just moved up the launch by a full week, to May 23rd. The $2...
06:21 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget MedRef for Glass uses facial recognition to identify patients, keeps health records
We've seen a few interesting apps built specifically for Google's wearable but, to our knowledge, MedRef for Glass is the first that includes facial recognition. The basic functions aren't anything te...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon purchases Liquavista display company from Samsung
Proving rumors correct, Amazon just purchased Liquavista, the touchscreen company previously owned by Samsung. This news comes from The Digital Reader, which discovered the acquisition via new filings...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Airbnb updates Android app interface, adds calendar availability and guest pre-approval
Airbnb's Android app just scored a significant refresh, including some major design tweaks and additional tools for hosts. Version 2.0 adds two features that should make it easier for property manager...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Google combines Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photo storage into a common 15GB pool
Google's efforts to streamline aren't limited to some spring cleaning and more spartan interfaces. Today the company is breaking down the artificial walls between the pools of online storage provided ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget IRL: Goal Zero Sherpa 50 and the HTC One on Rogers
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. For every En...
04:56 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget All Google Play developers can now respond to user reviews
All Google Play developers can now reply to user reviews, according to a post on the Android Developers Blog today. Devs can publicly respond to reviews via the Google Play Developer Console, with res...
04:56 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Google now lets all Play developers respond to user reviews
It looks like you'll soon be seeing more comments from app makers on Google Play. According to a post on the Android Developers Blog today, all developers can now reply to user reviews via the Google ...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget ABC to add live-streaming to its iOS app with rollout in NYC, Philadelphia
Starting this week, ABC will live-stream shows via its Watch ABC app for iOS. This comes less than two months after The New York Times reported that the broadcast network was crafting up such a servic...
04:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Netflix updates Player on PS3 with faster scanning and streamlined audio management
Look, we're well aware that you're already fantasizing about the PlayStation 4, but how do you think that makes your existing PS3 feel? (Hint: Not awesome.) For those still focused on remaining in the...
03:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 leaked in low-res press shot
If you're looking for details, you might be disappointed. We don't know much about the alleged Nokia Lumia 925 pictured above, other than its rumored codename: Catwalk. We probably don't have too much...
03:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Groupon POS builds upon Breadcrumb with simplified point-of-sale interface for iPad
Last year, Groupon acquired Breadcrumb, a New York City-based startup known for its affordable iPad-based point-of-sale system. Now, a new Groupon-branded version of the tool, called POS, arrived in t...
03:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Groupon POS builds upon Breadcrumb with simplified point-of-sale interface for iPad (update: pulled)
Last year, Groupon acquired Breadcrumb, a New York City-based startup known for its affordable iPad-based point-of-sale system. Now, a new Groupon-branded version of the tool, called POS, arrived in t...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Aereo live TV service refreshes pricing plans, expands to Boston on May 15th
We've been eager to try out Aereo's TV streaming service, which sends live broadcast content to devices over the internet. But the service has at least one significant flaw: it's only available to sub...
03:08 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Aereo live TV service refreshes pricing plans ahead of Boston launch
We've been eager to try out Aereo's TV streaming service, which sends live broadcast content to devices over the internet. But the service has at least one significant flaw: it's only available to sub...
02:46 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Withings Smart Activity Tracker hits the FCC with a catchier Pulse name
Withings introduced its Smart Activity Tracker at CES with many details regarding how it worked, but few hints of just when it would reach our belts and wrists. Courtesy of an FCC approval, we now kno...
02:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Netflix starts streaming Disney movies in Ireland and the UK
Netflix scored a big coup with its semi-exclusive Disney deal late last year, but the newly expanded content didn't reach everybody in one shot -- just ask the British and Irish, who've been left high...
01:52 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Google+ now offers suggested content as you browse mobile news sites
The next time you browse the mobile version of a news website, Google+ may step in to guide you to related content. The tool's new recommendation feature, available on Android and iOS, can sugges...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Zact, the 'smart mobile provider,' brings true wireless plan flexibility in June
Choosing a cell phone carrier in the US can be a nightmare. Plans and packages vary from network to network, and you often have to deal with that tiresome two-year contract. Even as we applaud T-Mobil...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon Coins available for Kindle Fire, users enjoy $5 credit to get started
Forget Bitcoin: Amazon's got a digital currency of its own, known as Coins, coming to the Kindle Fire right on schedule. The virtual money, which was originally announced back in February, is now read...
01:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia S39h spotted in leaked photos, looks to be a dual-SIM Xperia L
An unannounced Sony phone with the model number S39h has been spotted by Xperia Blog. There are no specs or launch details to share, but Engadget China has it pegged as a dual-SIM phone. It's similar ...
12:59 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Flipboard adds more curation, social network options with iOS update
When Flipboard launched version 2.0 on iOS and Android not long ago, its self-created magazines seemed to strike a chord with users. The latest version of the app for iOS, 2.02, is capitalizing on tha...
12:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget BT hopes to launch self-branded 4G mobile service in 2014
When BT purchased nearly £200 million worth of 4G spectrum, the prevailing opinion was that it would remain a behind-the-scenes player. CEO Ian Livingston, however, might have grander aspiration...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Runtastic brings a GPS watch, fitness monitors and more to the US
Most app developers have few incentives to build their own hardware, let alone the resources. With 25 million mobile users, Runtastic has both -- so it only makes sense that the company is bringing a ...
11:25 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Android chief says Google IO will focus on devs, not new products
Sundar Pichai, Andy Rubin's replacement as Android chief, has been talking to Wired about his new job. He poured ice water on the idea that we'll see a raft of new hardware at Google I/O, the company'...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Smell-O-Vision on your smartphone: the Scentee ChatPerf (video)
The dubious ability to send odors to your pals just became a distinct possibility thanks to the Scentee app and hardware from a company called ChatPerf. Seen in Japan, it works by letting you load a l...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Smell-O-Vision on your smartphone: Scentee sends smells instead of texts (video)
The dubious ability to send odors to your pals just became a distinct possibility thanks to the Scentee app and hardware from a company called ChatPerf. Seen in Japan, it works by letting you load a l...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Nokia's Lumia event in London, tomorrow at 5am ET!
Nokia's Verizon-bound Lumia 928 may already be a reality, but there's still more to reveal, with the company's London-based Lumia event set to start Tuesday morning. We'll be there from the keen 10AM ...
10:26 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung's rumored dust and waterproof Galaxy S 4 Active shows up in Bluetooth certification
Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Active -- a dust and waterproof version of the company's flagship -- is currently just a rumor, but documentation has started popping up online to lend some corroboration. A hands...
10:19 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S 4 gets 'blue arctic' paint-job for NTT DoCoMo
Samsung can add "mist" and "frost" to its color names, but deep down we know the Galaxy S 4 only comes in black or white. That is, unless you're one of NTT DoCoMo's customers, who can expect the Korea...
09:15 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Charlie Rose interviews 'Bill Gates 2.0' on 60 Minutes: the man after Microsoft
Last night's 60 Minutes gave a solid block of screen time to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a focus on his efforts to tackle preventable diseases through the Gates Foundation. The show looked at h...
08:13 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Sony reveals prototype 13.3-inch e-ink slate with stylus, aims to put it in students' bags
Sony's no stranger to the odd e-ink device, but its latest prototype creation isn't targeted at the bookworm, it's intended to educate. The e-paper slate is quite a lot bigger than most tablets, let a...
07:46 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Canon 5D Mark III now captures 24 fps RAW video thanks to Magic Lantern firmware add-on
It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successful...
07:46 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Canon 5D Mark III now captures 24 fps RAW video thanks to Magic Lantern firmware add-on (update: Mark II also)
It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successful...
05:23 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZR announced, allows underwater photography to five feet of depth (video)
Sony's ratcheted up its water-resistant device tech a notch with the launch of the Xperia ZR, a new 4.6-inch, 720P Android smartphone that's waterproof to 1.5m (5 feet). Sony claims the new addition t...
05:23 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZR announced, allows underwater photography up to five feet of depth (video)
Sony's ratcheted up its water-resistant device tech a notch with the launch of the Xperia ZR, a new 4.6-inch, 720p Android smartphone that's waterproof to 1.5 meters (5 feet). Sony claims the new addi...
05:23 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZR announced, allows underwater photography down to five feet of depth (video)
Sony's ratcheted up its water-resistant device tech a notch with the launch of the Xperia ZR, a new 4.6-inch, 720p Android smartphone that's waterproof to 1.5 meters (5 feet). Sony boasts that its new...
04:53 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Google drops SMS Search, nudges basic phone users toward smartphones
If you're still wielding a basic feature phone, you may be familiar with Google SMS Search: it's a handy tool that lets you text a search query and get a quick result. Or rather, it was a handy tool. ...
03:14 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget How would you change LG's Optimus Vu?
LG's Optimus Vu is a 5-inch smartphone with a stylus that was designed to go toe-to-toe with the Galaxy Note and win. Unfortunately, it was unfriendly in your hand, had a miserable stylus and, worst o...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, May 13, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of May 6th, 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 ma...
11:06 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 05.06.2013
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 at ...
10:04 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Nokia reveals another new Lumia smartphone in UK ad, teases 'more than your eyes can see' (video)
We're still days away from Nokia's London media event, but the comapny's apparently got a real taste for teasers. A new 20-second promo clip aired today in the UK, and although it doesn't outline any ...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Notion Ink Adam II teased at India's National Technology Awards, reportedly priced at $218
Remember the Notion Ink Adam? We'll forgive you if you don't -- the device fell a bit short of expectations, and news of its successor has been scarce. Save for a few teasing tweets, Notion Ink has ke...
10:02 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Notion Ink Adam II teased at India's National Technology Awards (updated)
Remember the Notion Ink Adam? We'll forgive you if you don't -- the device fell a bit short of expectations, and news of its successor has been scarce. Save for a few teasing tweets, Notion Ink has ke...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Three days without Google Glass
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The television. The PC. The cellphone. We take the things in these sentence fragments for granted today, but they took ...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 mini surfaces again, strikes a few poses
Mum may still be the word at Samsung, but between user agent profiles, leaked details and the word of the Wall Street Journal, the arrival of the Galaxy S 4 mini seems imminent. Still, there's nothing...
05:06 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung ready for 5G rollout in 2020, has reportedly pulled down 1Gbps in tests
LTE might be all the rage right now, but next generation mobile technology is already in the works. According to Korea's Yonhap News Agency, Samsung has successfully tested its 5G platform, pulling do...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Darth Vader lamp, 3D-printed inchworm and a cheap 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.As scientists and renewable-energy developers continue to m...
11:43 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 sees faster data speeds on T-Mobile after hacked carrier update
Are you using an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? Are you in an area with re-farmed 1900MHz HSPA+ spectrum? Well rejoice! Some enterprising folks over at TmoNews have hacked Apple's carrier update for T-Mob...
07:37 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some
Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption wo...
02:45 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$1000 Ultrabook?
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 Meredith, who needs a new Ultrabook so ...
01:30 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of May 6th, 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 hints of changes to the Droid RAZR lineup, a peek at Sen...
01:07 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget 'Google Play Games' uncovered as Android's home for invites, achievements and more
A Google-built alternative to Game Center on iOS and Games Hub on Windows Phone surfaced last month, and we know even more about it. Android Police dug into a new Play Services (an Android component y...
12:06 am -04 - Sun, May 12, 2013
Engadget Astell & Kern's AK120 portable MQS player graces the FCC with its $1,300 sound
Audiophiles eager to get their mitts on iRiver's Astell & Kern-branded AK120 should take note: the portable Mastering Quality Sound player just passed through the FCC's labs. The $1,300 AK120 is t...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 5.11.13: drones, more drones and dual perspective advertising
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.There was a time when young, engineering minds were content with putting together radio controlled vehic...
07:41 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Bosch introduces affordable Power Max home EV charger range, starts at $450
Electric vehicles still have a few obstacles that prevent them from going fully mainstream. These typically center on the price of the vehicle itself (though this is changing), and its range. One othe...
05:29 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia's colorful DC-18 portable USB charger matches your phone, shoes
For the most part, battery packs have become what CD cases were in the late 90s -- generic and utilitarian. Nokia's new DC-18 portable chargers dare to be different. The sharp, tile-like designs house...
03:08 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus for Android update improves player UI, expands compatibility
The Hulu Plus app for Android has a new update, and the most noticeable change is that its player UI to closer match the one on its website and in iOS. It also brings features from those platforms lik...
01:50 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Watch Live: ISS emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak
Yesterday NASA reported that an ammonia leak had been discovered on the ISS. Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy are embarking on an emergency spacewalk to fix the problem. NASA TV is broadcast...
01:50 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Watch Live: ISS emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia leak (Update)
Yesterday NASA reported that an ammonia leak had been discovered on the ISS. Astronauts Tom Marshburn and Chris Cassidy are embarking on an emergency spacewalk to fix the problem. NASA TV is broadcast...
01:13 pm -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget PayPal's chief information security officer says passwords' days are numbered
Recently speaking at the Interop IT conference, PayPal's chief information security officer, Michael Barrett, stated that passwords and PINs were operating on borrowed time. Barrett hopes to replace o...
10:44 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget beIN Sport launches Play streaming service for cable subscribers
You can't always be camped out in front of your TV for the big soccer (or "footie") match. Thankfully, beIN Sport is hopping on the streaming bandwagon and, starting today, will offer 24/7 access on b...
08:03 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget University of Georgia stops plant photosynthesis to generate solar power
There's a more efficient way to harvest energy from the backyard than by wiring up hapless critters. Researchers at the University of Georgia have proof: they've discovered a way to generate electrici...
04:47 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung SM-T310 pops up at the FCC, may be a Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
While there were few surprises when the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 swung past the FCC, we didn't expect additional tablets all that quickly. However, we're already looking at one today: a Samsung SM-T310 (the G...
02:18 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget Google's rumored Babel chat service will reportedly launch as Hangouts
Google hasn't even officially launched Babel, but word on the street has it that the aforesaid term was being used internally to reference a new, unified chat platform. Now, TechRadar is reporting tha...
12:43 am -04 - Sat, May 11, 2013
Engadget NBC renews Community for a fifth season, possibly thanks to Amazon, Netflix
Tonight NBC revealed it is bringing back comedy Community for a fifth season. While NBC has been criticized for shifting the premiere date for this last season and dumping showrunner Dan Harmon, Varie...
11:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Motorola XT1058 for AT&T hits the FCC, could be XFON related
We've been waiting to see what Motorola would produce now that it's a part of Google, and one of its first phones to bring the stock Android 4.2 experience may have just been revealed in an FCC filing...
10:57 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.10.2013
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 the...
10:28 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget You probably can't leap over this six-foot homemade Piranha Plant (nor should you try)
We'd probably say something like, "I always thought it would be cool to build a giant fire breathing piranha plant," and then promptly forget about following through. Also, hey, that sounds dangerous!...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Foursquare's website now lets you sort businesses by price, hours and check-ins
Yelp users have enjoyed advanced sorting for years, but as Foursquare grows beyond basic tips and incentivized check-ins, such search filters are making their way to that site, too. Today's announceme...
09:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget The Minds Behind XPRIZE: The making of the next visionary challenge
There have been many critical moments in the history of space exploration -- Sputnik in 1957, Yuri Gagarin in 1961, Neil Armstrong in 1969 -- but if you look back over the history of manned happenings...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Fitbit's Flex may never leave your wrist
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. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on the ...
08:40 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Push notifications come to Chrome and Chrome OS with battery life as a focus
The push notifications on our mobile devices aren't just for convenience's sake -- they let apps stay idle and conserve precious battery life. That would explain why Google Cloud Messaging is now inte...
08:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget FCC proposes boosted in-flight WiFi speed with 14GHz spectrum by 2020
The FCC released a report yesterday detailing plans to free up 500 megahertz of spectrum, in an effort to supercharge our nation's ground-to-air mobile broadband infrastructure. The proposed spectrum ...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: 3D printing grows up
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.Another week with Google Glass and, as I grow more accustomed to having it in my life, I find myself strugg...
07:37 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Drive Photos gives iOS users one more safety net
Avid iOS shutterbugs already have Dropbox, Flickr and any number of other internet-based safeguards for their photos, but it won't hurt to have another, will it? Amazon certainly doesn't mind, as its ...
07:14 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget University student crafts app that helps blind smartphone users snap photos
Dustin Adams, a Ph.D student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, has teamed up with colleagues at his school in order to craft an app that helps visually impaired users line up the ideal sn...
06:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Bing now loads related Facebook posts, lets you share search results from the social sidebar
Competing with Google for search traffic is no easy task, even for a software giant like Microsoft. Unique features and customization have helped keep Bing afloat, though -- and now, MS is counting on...
06:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget US Navy's Ion Tiger drone leans on liquid hydrogen for longer-lasting spy flight
The US Navy's quieter way to spy, the Ion Tiger, just bested its own 2009 flight record with a key assist from liquid hydrogen. The unmanned aerial vehicle had previously relied on 5000-psi compressed...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Freeman on a free OS: Half-Life 2 now available on Steam for Linux
You already know that Half-Life 2 for Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and OS X is excellent, but have you tried it on Linux? Well, yes, technically speaking, you couldn't actually play that version ...
05:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 343 - 05.10.13
Shepherd three tech journos into a room, provide them with microphones, and what do you get? No, not bad karaoke... you get a podcast of course. Though, if the former were to happen, they'd probably g...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman on the NES console and its Power Glove peripheral
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 collection of gadget-relate...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Sharp reportedly firing 5,000 employees, narrowing focus on smartphone displays
Sharp finally had something positive to report a couple of months ago when it received a much-need cash injection from Samsung, but today's news isn't so rosy. According to The Asahi Shimbun, Sharp wi...
04:23 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Sharp reportedly laying off 5,000 employees, focusing more on smartphone displays and bigger, better TVs for US market
Sharp finally had something positive to report a couple of months ago when it received a much-need cash injection from Samsung, but today's news isn't so rosy. According to The Asahi Shimbun, Sharp wi...
03:51 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft working with Kaspersky Lab to make Watch Dogs' hacking more true to life
Upcoming third-person action game Watch Dogs is set in a near-future environment modeled on Chicago, a city that's overseen by computers that can be manipulated. And while the game has some instances ...
03:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Olympus PEN Lite E-PL6 brings OM-D focusing to lower-cost cameras
Sure, Olympus' PEN E-P5 brings the OM-D E-M5's fast autofocusing to a smaller body, but it's not really cheaper when both cameras cost $1,000 lens-free in the US. Thankfully, the PEN Lite E-PL6 is on ...
02:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Google's updated security roadmap details increased friction, reliance on hardware
A lot has changed in the security realm since 2008 -- namely, Alicia Keys' attempt to fool everyone into believing her Twitter account was hacked, when we all know she still uses an iPhone even as Bla...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Say the Same Thing: a self-explanatory mobile game from OK Go (video)
Bored of Words with Friends? How about a word game created by band (and internet neutrality advocates) OK Go instead of a floundering corporation? Believe it or not, the Grammy-winners have just relea...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces the Lumia 928: 4.5-inch OLED display, OIS camera, available May 16th for $100 (video)
If you've heard enough of Nokia's near future plans for its Lumia range, sorry -- there's more. While the company's official event isn't until next Tuesday in London, that hasn't stopped it from annou...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces the Lumia 928: 4.5-inch OLED display, OIS camera, xenon flash, available May 16th for $100 (video)
If you've heard enough of Nokia's near future plans for its Lumia range, sorry -- there's more. While the company's official event isn't until next Tuesday in London, that hasn't stopped it from annou...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 90: A decade under the influence of iTunes
On April 28th, the iTunes Store turned 10. Back in 2003, Apple opened up shop for its digital goods and the impact on the industry is still quite evident today. In a new edition of our weekly, we exam...
12:46 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget PSA: LG Optimus G Pro now available at AT&T
American fans of giant smartphones haven't had an equally giant selection as of late, but AT&T can at last offer a little diversity: the LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale at the carrier's online and...
12:19 pm -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget NASA reports ammonia leak on ISS, says inhabitants 'in no danger'
The International Space Station has been a font of good news and scientific progress since it received its first human residents at the start of the millennium, but now it may be starting to show its ...
11:59 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Half-Life 2 officially supported on Oculus Rift, beta gets shipped to developers
Gordon Freeman, in your head. Well, that's the plan, with Oculus now offering official beta support for a headset-based Half-Life 2. There's a few known issues to iron out already, including an overly...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Pokemon Tretta Lab for 3DS scans your Psyduck, takes the arcade on the road
Those who don't hang out at Japanese arcades (who doesn't?) have missed out on Pokemon Tretta, which has players building virtual Pokemon collections through real tokens they win in battle. It's not a...
10:48 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung SM-C1010 hits Bluetooth SIG, rumored to be next Galaxy Camera
Slapping Android on a point-and-shoot worked surprisingly well for Samsung with the Galaxy Camera, but the device did have flaws -- not least its size and inability to make phone calls. A rumor that o...
10:48 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung SM-C101 hits Bluetooth SIG, rumored to be next Galaxy Camera
Slapping Android on a point-and-shoot worked surprisingly well for Samsung with the Galaxy Camera, but the device did have flaws -- not least its size and inability to make phone calls. A rumor that o...
10:41 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget i-mobile flaunts IQ X and IQ XA Android smartphones with 8MP front and 18MP rear cameras, laughs at megapixel myth
Once upon a time (2007) in a land far, far away (Thailand) lived the i-mobile 902, a pseudo Sony Ericsson W800 clone featuring a trick five-megapixel autofocus camera with a Sony-made CCD sensor and x...
10:06 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Carmageddon comes to Android thanks to dangerously deranged Kickstarter backers
Having crushed its $400k funding target on Kickstarter last year, Stainless Steel games has finally delivered the goods for Android users. An improved re-release, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, is now av...
09:34 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4's storage claims to be investigated by BBC Watchdog
We've seen Microsoft's Surface RT face similar accusations, but this time it's the turn of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and how much space you'll actually get from that advertised 16GB of storage. The BBC's c...
09:34 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4's storage to be investigated by BBC Watchdog
We've seen Microsoft's Surface RT face similar accusations, but this time it's the turn of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and how much space you'll actually get from that advertised 16GB of storage. The BBC's c...
08:47 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget X-RHex Lite robot leaps across gaps in a single bound (video)
Move aside, Sand Flea, you're not the only jumping robot in town. The researchers over at the University of Pennsylvania have taught their little six-legged X-RHex Light to make leaps and bounds as we...
07:58 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget RIAA now counts online streams in Gold and Platinum Digital Single Awards
After years of fighting against the digital tide, the RIAA announced it'll now factor online audio and video streams when considering tracks for its Digital Single Award. The certification has heretof...
07:19 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro driver enables Pen pressure sensitivity in Adobe Photoshop
After a long and awkward delay, there's been some movement in the saga known as "Surface Pro's Pen accessory won't work with the one major application that could really benefit from it." Microsoft's P...
06:39 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home official on the HTC One, unofficial on Galaxy S4 (but you can use it anyway)
When it first announced Home, Facebook said that it would support the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 as soon as they arrived. But unless you were into sideloading, any attempt to actually run it on either of ...
06:39 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home official on the HTC One, unofficial on Galaxy S 4 (but you can use it anyway)
When it first announced Home, Facebook said that it would support the HTC One and Galaxy S 4 as soon as they arrived. But unless you were into sideloading, any attempt to actually run it on either of ...
05:33 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget President Obama issues executive order to make government data open and machine readable
Remember Data.gov? The President does, and he has issued an executive order that should give the information portal a shot in the arm. Starting this week, new and modernized Government information sys...
05:00 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Olympus PEN E-P5 sports impressive specs and classic good looks, we go hands-on (video)
Last spring, we trekked two hours north of Vancouver to the bustling ski town of Whistler. Olympus, we were told, would be making a very significant announcement, and we needed to make our way to Brit...
04:29 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Battle for Dell continues as shareholders Icahn, Southeastern partner on an offer
Michael Dell's deal with Microsoft to buy back the computer company bearing his name hasn't gone through yet, and tonight two of its largest shareholders joined forces on another option. Carl Icahn an...
03:26 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget NEC launches VersaPro VX business laptop, VG Ultrabook in Japan
You probably won't ever see these latest NEC computers hit retailers on this side of the Pacific, but if you do your laptop shopping in Japan, it's time to listen up. NEC's just flooded the market wit...
02:44 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Android adds stickers, new layout for business pages
Facebook updated its Android app today, with a flurry of new features. The cutesy / creepy stickers that recently hit its messenger platform are now a part of its core application, along with the abil...
02:44 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Android adds stickers, new layout for business pages (update: and 'ongoing notification')
Facebook updated its Android app today, with a flurry of new features. The cutesy / creepy stickers that recently hit its messenger platform are now a part of its core application, along with the abil...
01:23 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Pioneer's Cyber Navi units crowdsource traffic photos, watch for crosswalks (video)
Pioneer's nicer Cyber Navi GPS units already revolve heavily around cameras that dish out augmented reality. That clearly wasn't enough for the company, though, as its new tilt-screen AVIC-VH0009 and ...
12:31 am -04 - Fri, May 10, 2013
Engadget Mozilla offering free phones in hopes of bolstering Firefox OS app development
Attention HTML5 virtuosos: Mozilla is thirsty for your talents. So much, in fact, that the outfit is baiting developers with a free smartphone in the hopes they'll return the favor with fresh Firefox ...
11:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Box buys Crocodoc, gains HTML5 document converter and viewer
It's time to re-imagine your documents, apparently. Cloud storage service Box just acquired document embedding startup Crocodoc, which specializes in taking Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents and rend...
11:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Latest Nokia Lumia 928 teaser demonstrates OIS skills (video)
Nokia is continuing its trail of breadcrumbs to the official Lumia 928 launch, with todays drop including this rendering of the phone in white and a video meant to show off its optical image stabiliza...
11:28 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Canalys: Android nabbed 75 percent of smartphone shipments in Q1
Canalys is back with its latest worldwide estimates of mobile device shipments, and while the analyst group has a divisive way of combining figures, there's plenty of insight to discover in its breakd...
10:52 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Instrument's Map Diving for Chrome: like a Google IO keynote, minus Sergey (video)
Let's be honest: it's doubtful we'll ever get to directly recreate the skydiving antics of Google I/O 2012's opening keynote. Some of us on the I/O 2013 floor, however, could get the next best thing. ...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.09.2013
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 the...
09:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget 3D-printed firearm plans downloaded 100,000 times, State Department steps in
That didn't take long -- just days after its first test fire, the Liberator, a 3D-printed pistol designed by Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson, has caught the attention of the federal government...
09:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn and Twitter updates for BlackBerry 10 focus on search
BlackBerry isn't done with improving the BlackBerry 10 editions of LinkedIn and Twitter -- not by a long shot. The company has once more upgraded the two social apps, this time with an emphasis on sea...
09:09 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Q1 earnings: $77.9 million profit on $954 million in revenue
NVIDIA's balance sheet may not look as appealing as it did just a quarter ago, but the company nonetheless managed to beat the consensus expectations and its stock is now climbing in after-hours tradi...
09:02 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home's immediate future: buddy lists, an app dock, folders and more
Facebook Home and the First phone to ship with it on board were revealed just over a month ago, and in the time since, the Home team has been hard at work improving the platform. Today at Facebook HQ ...
08:56 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget iRiver's AK120 promises 'the finest audio,' priced at $1,300 with a leather case
Love music? Sure you do -- but can you really claim to be a true music lover if you're not plunking down $1,300 for the latest MQS (Mastering Quality Sound) player from iRiver? The AK120 looks a fair ...
08:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook's Open Compute Project eyes accessible, scalable network switches
Facebook's two-year-old Open Compute Project is fast becoming a potential cure-all for servers, with efforts underway that tackle efficiency, storage and monolithic design. Its next target: the freque...
08:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S gets Consumer Reports' top score, suggests it's easy being green
While we largely enjoyed our time behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S, we clearly didn't have as much fun as Consumer Reports. The often stringent outlet just gave the EV sedan a 99 out of 100 ratin...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly developed set-top box prototypes
Rumors have been circulating for some time that Microsoft is prepping a streaming media box. The Xbox may have many of the same functions, but it's still primarily a gaming console. The Wall Street Jo...
07:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Wii Street U update brings Miiverse support with favorites, emotional tags
Not exactly earth-shattering news in the weeks leading up to E3, but Nintendo Japan announced some nice little additions to its Google-powered Wii Street U. The panoramic mapping service is getting su...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Cyberthieves yank $45 million in sophisticated ATM hack, make Ocean's Eleven look trivial
It has the makings of a film -- but the fallout from one of the world's most sophisticated ATM heists is very real. The New York Times is reporting that a massive team of criminals worked in concert i...
07:31 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget NHK and Mitsubishi develop the first H.265 encoder for 8K video
NHK's 8K Super Hi-Vision is an extremely bandwidth-heavy format -- so much so that earlier tests used gigabit-class internet links rather than traditional TV broadcasting methods. Thankfully, both the...
07:07 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget YouTube launches pilot program for paid subscriptions, channels start at $0.99 per month
We've had a pretty clear indication that it was coming, and YouTube has now gotten official with one of the biggest changes to the way it does business to date. It's today kicking off a pilot program ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET
It's another beautiful spring Thursday here in New York City -- okay, it's actually gray and rainy, but all the more reason to curl up in front of your computer with another edition of the Engadget Po...
06:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Caption contest: Google Glass explorer takes virtual vision to a whole new level
What's better than a single pair of Glass Explorer Editions, you say? How about five? Well, that's exactly what Mr. Adib Towfiq has done, mounting a few of these bizarre frames to his head and, luckil...
06:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home hits 1 million downloads
While Facebook Home may not be for everyone, it gained some serious traction since its introduction. Today at Facebook HQ, Cory Ondrejka, Director of Mobile Engineering let loose that, in the month si...
06:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home hits 1 million downloads (update: almost)
While Facebook Home may not be for everyone, it gained some serious traction since its introduction. Today at Facebook HQ, Cory Ondrejka, Director of Mobile Engineering let loose that, in the month si...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget HP ElitePad 900 review: HP's first Windows 8 tablet for the business world
HP's business PCs have always been surprisingly pretty. Not that good looks are high on our list of criteria, mind you, but at the very least they make a strong impression. Now that companies have got...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Amazon reportedly developing multiple smartphones, including one with a 3D display
Remember the EVO 3D? Swap out the HTC logo for an Amazon one, and you just might be onto something. According to a new Wall Street Journal report, one of the world's most famed forkers of Android is l...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Netflix for iOS gets post-play features, improved second screen experience
The iOS bunch can't ever complain that Netflix doesn't bring its latest and greatest features to the platform, even if minor at times. Today, a mere couple of weeks after being suited with a novel aud...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Netflix for iOS gets new post-play features for uninterrupted series-watching
It's just been a few weeks since Netflix for iOS was suited with a novel audio menu and episode selector, but the app has now already reached version 4.1. While this particular release isn't as major ...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung SideSync functionality gets detailed on video
For many iOS users, the concept of backing up their iPhones and iPads to ones PC is a familiar one -- just plug it into iTunes, hit a button, and wait around for an undetermined amount of time. For An...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Adobe's move to the cloud: What it means, and why it isn't so bad
In case you haven't heard, a chapter in the history of Adobe's venerated Photoshop (and other Creative Suite applications) has just snapped shut. That's because all future versions have been moved to ...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Google unveils 'Save to Drive' button for websites, streamlines content delivery to cloud storage
Google Drive may be playing catch-up to its competitors in some ways, but the cloud storage team in Mountain View is forging ahead in others. Today, Big G announced a 'Save to Drive' button that allow...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Cliff Bleszinski on next-gen gaming, Oculus Rift and the always-on console
What's life been like for the outspoken Gears of War designer and former design director of Epic Games since his departure last fall? Well, a lot of taking it easy. Cliff Bleszinski (or CliffyB to man...
04:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget BT offering 38 'free' Premier League games to broadband and vision subscribers
BT's plan to match Sky on sporting rights has already seen it spend big to buy ESPN UK, but how does it plan on recouping that cash? By giving away £738 million ($1.1 billion) worth of live Prem...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget TestFlight leaves private Android beta, lets devs test their own beta apps
After just shy of two months in private beta, TestFlight's now ready to welcome any devs wanting to upload apps and put them through their paces. As mentioned when it first appeared, the Android versi...
03:50 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 179 - 05.09.13
It's a cold day in you know where when our two mobile editors are lost for words. If you thought this week might be any different, think again. If anything, a brief hiatus means they're literally find...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Satechi USB Bottle Lamp lights your desk with LEDs and power from a PC
Sure, the novelty may have worn off years ago when it comes to those miniature USB-powered accessories that reside on your desk and suck power from a PC, but this nifty lamp from Satechi has a bit mor...
03:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Huawei hosting 'Beauty' event on June 18th in London
Huawei is announcing an event in London for June 18th that'll celebrate beauty, glamour and inspiration. Although, we also hope to see a phone being launched. If the leaks are accurate, then this coul...
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Optimus G will be LG's first smartphone to pack LTE TDD
LTE TDD's not much of a thing in the US (other than on Clearwire), but it's widely used across Asia and in countries like Saudi Arabia. Still, many handset makers are just getting on board, and LG has...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget AT&T-owned Aio Wireless launches prepaid service in Houston, Orlando and Tampa
Aio Wireless, a prepaid subsidiary of AT&T, is launching with a nationwide "unlimited" voice and data service. (As is so often the case, that buzzword comes in quotes because speeds will be thrott...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Pegatron increases workforce by 40 percent, adds more grist to Apple rumor mill
Whenever a company involved in making Apple products adds to its workforce, the internet is flooded with "cheap iPhone" and "iWatch" stories. The latest event to perk up the rumor mongers is Pegatron,...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Huawei W1, the company's first Windows Phone 8 device, comes to the US in prepaid form
Huawei and the United States government may have their differences, but here's something we can all agree on: Walmart's going to sell whatever it darn well pleases. Including, mind you, Huawei's first...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget BlueStacks takes on OUYA with Android-powered GamePop game console (video)
So you want a console for free, eh? BlueStacks is apparently prepared to offer you just that in its GamePop game console, which costs nothing for the month of May with a one-year subscription to the s...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Flipboard brings magazine curation to Android, gains web tools
If you're a Flipboard user, you'll recall that the app was recently updated to let you create your own magazines. Unfortunately, this functionality was limited to the iOS version. This changes today, ...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Comcast reportedly axing Skype on Xfinity June 1st
Well, Comcast's idea to charge users $10 a month for set-top Skype hardware went as well as you could have expected. If DSLReports sources are correct, the offering will be quietly retired on June 1st...
12:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Dish Network adds 66,000 broadband, 36,000 TV customers in Q1
While Dish Network's $25.5 billion bid for Sprint continues to wave in the breeze, the company has reported its earnings for the first quarter. Net subscriber growth only totaled 36,000 compared to 10...
12:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons
Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2....
12:19 pm -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Apex Launcher 2.0 hits Google Play, puts notifications on app icons (Updated)
Apex can honestly claim to be one of the more popular launchers on Android, with over a million installs and 44,000 ratings over at Google Play. The stock-like skin has just been updated to version 2....
11:47 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Google updates IO 2013 Android app, details streaming schedule
Google's spreading the love around to both I/O 2013 attendees and non-attendees alike with an update to its official conference app and a schedule of live-streaming videos, events and interviews. Afte...
11:23 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung gets exclusive access to new Android ITV Player app until August 31st
While we've seen broadcasters and other content providers launch smart TV apps with only one manufacturer, ITV's decided to give Samsung rare exclusive Android access to its ITV Player. The Korean out...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget By Odin's beard! Marvel Unlimited comics subscription app now available for Android
First gracing the digital pages of iOS devices in March, Marvel Unlimited is now available for Android. Part of the comic book publisher's digital subscription program, the app grants access to over 7...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget NewerTech crams an optical drive in the miniStack Max, combines SD reader and up to 4GB storage
It's no secret that Apple is trying to push the optical drive the way of the Dodo, but if you have a need for the legacy technology, then you might consider going all out with the miniStack Max from N...
10:41 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget NewerTech crams an optical drive in the miniStack Max, combines SD reader and up to 4TB storage
It's no secret that Apple is trying to push the optical drive the way of the Dodo, but if you have a need for the legacy technology, then you might consider going all out with the miniStack Max from N...
10:18 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget TechCrunch: Microsoft offering $1 billion to buy Nook Media
Microsoft has put forward an offer to buy complete control of Nook Media LLC, according to internal documents seen by TechCrunch. Redmond's joint venture with Barnes & Noble was set up last year t...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget OUYA delaying retail launch to June 25th, altering controller to fix button sticking issue
The OUYA game console is shifting its launch from June 4th to June 25th, the company revealed in a press release this morning. Speaking with our friends at Joystiq, CEO Julie Uhrman explained the deci...
09:43 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget App.net Passport for iOS finds third-party clients, allows condition-free sign-ups
Despite App.net's positioning as a Twitter alternative, it hasn't had either an app to call its own or a way to sign up without at least an invitation. The social network has just crossed both of thos...
09:13 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Zopo C2 phone with Aliyun OS hands-on (video)
We were rather surprised by Zopo's C2 (aka Xiaohei) when it was announced last month, and fortunately, it didn't disappoint us when we spotted the real thing at GMIC Beijing. For those who are just ca...
08:29 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 hits the FCC with 7-inch screen and WiFi in tow
Just a little over a week after Samsung introduced the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 to the world, and it's already made its way to the FCC for approval. There's not much to say here that we don't know about, b...
07:52 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Mystery 13-inch Sony Ultrabook slider pops up in horribly grainy YouTube video
We've already seen Sony take a stab at a Windows 8 hybrid in the form of the VAIO Duo 11, and now a clip has appeared on YouTube apparently showing an unannounced 13-inch Ultrabook slider with a 1080p...
07:43 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook rumored to be buying GPS app Waze for up to $1 billion
Between buying Instagram and calling Facebook Home the "next version" of his social network, it's fairly clear Mark Zuckerberg's obsessed with the prime real estate on your smartphone. Israeli newspap...
06:50 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Nokia unveils the touchscreen Asha 501 with new software platform, we go hands-on (video)
One or more additional members are expected to join Nokia's Lumia line-up next Tuesday, but today the company has chosen New Delhi as the stage to unveil the Asha 501, a new touchscreen handset that f...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Sony's 2012 earnings show a net profit of $434 million, its first since 2008
We've already heard from Sony about the positive effects some of its recent moves like the sales of several of its buildings are having on its finances, and now the company is revealing its detailed r...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Sony's 2012 earnings show a net profit of $458 million, its first since 2008
We've already heard from Sony about the positive effects some of its recent moves like the sales of several of its buildings are having on its finances, and now the company is revealing its detailed r...
05:31 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget APX Labs mods Epson Moverio headset, adds camera, mic and motion sensors for improved AR
Epson's 3D display glasses, the Moverio BT-100 have been floating around as a development platform for a couple years, and APX Labs is the latest to hack the headset. APX Labs is a software firm best ...
04:53 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Google Earth 7.1 for Android introduces Street View and improved location search
Google Earth's desktop version added Leap Motion controls in version 7.1, and now its Android counterpart has picked up a few new features. Available today, version 7.1 introduces Street View which le...
04:28 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Airbus A320 family to use Dell Latitude laptops for electronic flight bags
Airbus isn't putting all its eggs in one basket -- or rather, one bag. While it already has a suite of iPad cockpit apps to assist pilots, the aircraft maker is hedging its bet with a deal to use Dell...
03:56 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget ASUS 'We Transform' Computex teaser leaves us waiting for more teaser videos
Just like last year, ASUS is filling time before the Computex trade show by posting teaser trailers. Sporting a "We Transform" tag, its first one for 2013 features the spun metal casings, touchscreen ...
03:16 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget China's LeTV debuts 'Super TV' X60, throws in a quad-core S4 Prime chip
Quad-core smart TVs? Move over, Samsung and Haier, because another company's now joining the party. At a press event in Beijing yesterday, Chinese video content provider LeTV announced its first TV se...
02:41 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Google Translate Android app gets Phrasebook syncing, additional language support for visual translation
Google Translate's truly a wonder of modern technology, with the ability to translate 64 70 languages, whether they are written, spoken or even photographed. Today Google's made it easier than ever to...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Nokia pits Lumia 928 against Galaxy S III again, challenges Samsung to audio recording contest
Ready for round two? Nokia is: it's put the Galaxy S III and its own Lumia 928 back in the ring, this time fighting for the crown of best audio-recording. As the video shows (after the break), Nokia's...
12:53 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia A hits the FCC with 5-inch screen and removable battery
Many have suspected that Sony wasn't done with its 2013 high-end phones just because the Xperia Z and ZL were shipping. As of today, that's more than just speculation: a once-rumored Xperia A has swun...
12:21 am -04 - Thu, May 9, 2013
Engadget Samson Expedition Express PA does Bluetooth and XLR, ships this month for $200
It's been a while since we've looked at enhanced PA speakers, and one of the last big hitters in the category was a little ostentatious. Samson's new Expedition Express keeps things a little lower-ke...
11:54 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 hits Release Candidate, nears a 'stable' future
If you're a fan of CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that flashing nightly builds of the 10.1 release is now damn near second nature. Fortunately, a more stable future is in store for you and your ph...
11:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Pulse for iOS adds LinkedIn sharing
LinkedIn is quickly settling into its ownership of Pulse: fresh from integrating itself into the news app's Android edition, it's doing the same for iOS. Version 3.1 of the news aggregator largely mir...
10:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.08.2013
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 the...
10:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The Great Computer Cold War of 1982
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I've known my friend Jeff since I was 2 years old. He was one year a...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Slacker lures 6 million new listeners, makes profit on both free and paid users
When Slacker launched its big software overhaul in February, many were skeptical that a refresh could bring it back to prominence. Apparently, all that doubt was misguided: Slacker says it's racked up...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget San Francisco reneges on proposed cellphone warning sticker, leaves citizens to chat at their own risk
Californians already see earthquake notices in elevators and falling rock signs on the beach, but if certain lawmakers had managed to get their way, locals would find warning stickers on their cellpho...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget AT&T's Lumia 900 gets a second life through Windows 7.8 update
Plans to update the Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows Phone 7.8 have been slow-going, to say the least. Today, however, marks the beginning of a new life for the aging handset, as it welcomes a much-antici...
09:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Tesla turns a $15 million profit in Q1 2013 on $562 million in revenue
Despite a bit of bad press for its Model S and a less-than-ideal close to the 2012 financial year, things have been looking up for Tesla. Sales are on an upward climb, company CEO Elon Musk has sworn ...
09:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Tesla turns a $15 million profit in Q1 2013 on $562 million in revenue (update)
Despite a bit of bad press for its Model S and a less-than-ideal close to the 2012 financial year, things have been looking up for Tesla. Sales are on an upward climb, company CEO Elon Musk has sworn ...
08:53 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Virus-based sensors find superbugs in minutes, may lead to safer surfaces
Viruses usually have to be rendered inert to work in humanity's favor, as anyone who has received a flu shot can attest. Auburn University has bucked that trend by discovering a way to put active viru...
08:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Amy Hood named CFO as Peter Klein departs
If you'll recall, Microsoft noted as a footnote to its Q3 2013 earnings report that then-CFO Peter Klein would be stepping down. Today, we're learning a bit more about the transition. Starting right n...
08:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Hipstamatic launches Oggl, an all new photo app with subscription model
The folks at Hipstamatic know better than to mess with success. Their flagship photo filter app will continue to evolve, albeit slowly. More dramatic experiments in business model and UI design will i...
07:47 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 8th: Samsung NX1000 mirrorless camera and Amazon Kindle Fire
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 wa...
07:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Roku can now tell you how to get, how to get to Sesame Street with new PBS channels
Big Bird (or "Big Yellah," as we like to call him) and his Sesame Street cohorts are now available for streaming on your Roku box. Not just that, but his non-avian colleagues from PBS and PBS Kids are...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin
Ask anyone about why Bitcoin has suddenly risen to prominence and they may offer one of a number of theories. Perhaps it'll be the one about Cypriots smuggling money out of their country, or the promi...
06:41 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Klipsch's Music Center KMC 3 Bluetooth speaker costs $400, will be available in June
Klipsch is known for offering everything from well-designed headphones to home theater systems, but the audio-focused outfit has been staying away from producing relatively portable Bluetooth speakers...
06:20 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Sony lifting development license fee on PlayStation Vita and Mobile starting ... yesterday
Sony's already got a low barrier to entry for developers on its PlayStation Mobile platform, which encompasses the PlayStation Vita handheld game console and a variety of smartphones -- just $99 for a...
06:08 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget OUYA console gets torn down, found to be highly repairable
Now that OUYA consoles are shipping out to the masses, the folks at iFixit were able to grab a box and immediately undo all of the precious packaging work accomplished at the factory. In its usual sty...
05:59 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Lockheed Martin's ADAM laser blasts enemy rockets with its HEL beam
Enemy rockets go up. ADAM makes'em go down... safely and in a grand explosion of fire. That's the name of Lockheed Martin's Area Defense Anti-Munitions system, or badass laser for short (to us, anyway...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Kwikset introduces Kevo, a smartphone-friendly lock powered by UniKey
It's not the first time that Kwikset's dabbled in wireless locks, but today the company's introducing Kvo, a smartphone- (and tablet-) friendly lock powered by UniKey. The concept is pretty simple: pa...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget B&O Play H3, H6 headphones debut stateside: danish design, premium prices
It was just last month that Bang & Olufsen unveiled the H3 and H6 headphones under its cheaper-to-enter B&0 Play brand for the EU. Today, B&O introduced these two dapper additions statesid...
05:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Fusion-io's CEO and co-founder step down, new leadership looks to increase growth
Times are a-changin' for Salt Lake City-based Fusion-io, as the company's CEO David Flynn has resigned alongside co-founder and CMO Rick White. It seems that both are stepping away in order to "pursue...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget New Huawei P6-U06 spy shots show off black, brushed metallic body
Quite frankly, Huawei's 6.18mm-thick P6-U06 is quickly becoming the company's worst leak in this half of 2013. Following yesterday's spy shots of said phone in black, today we received three new ones ...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget New Huawei P6-U06 spy shots show off black, brushed metallic body (updated)
Quite frankly, Huawei's 6.18mm-thick P6-U06 is quickly becoming the company's worst leak in this half of 2013. Following yesterday's spy shots of said phone in black, today we received three new ones ...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Syria back online after a nearly day-long internet blackout
It seems unlikely that it's the last time the country will be cut off from the internet given its past history, but Syria does now appear to be back online following a nationwide blackout that began y...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Regal outfits almost 6,000 theaters with Sony closed-captioning glasses
Sony's subtitle glasses have been a long time in coming: the US rollout began more than a year ago, but the gradual launch has left hard-of-hearing Americans with few modern closed captioning options ...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Nielsen includes Internet viewers for the first time, estimates that there are now 115.6 million TV homes in the US
Following a tweak in how Nielsen defines homes with TVs, it's noted a reversal in the two-year decline of TV household numbers. This adjustment has apparently increased Nielsen's estimate of TV homes ...
03:45 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1PM ET!
There are two weeks of fun-filled mobile news to catch up on, and appendix-less Myriam is back on the squad in full force (read: off the drugs... we think). Join us at 1PM ET as we do our best to make...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T: what's different?
Two Galaxy Notes and two Optimus Vus later, LG's ready to tackle the giant-sized smartphone niche, this time without the category's defining accessory: a stylus. The Optimus G Pro, part of the company...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber plans Missouri expansion to Grandview
It's a bit strange, but Missouri hasn't received much attention from Google since Fiber debuted in Kansas City. On the Kansas side of the divide, the blazing-fast broadband has steadily rolled out to ...
02:51 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: China's Codoon SmartBand pays homage to Jawbone Up
Viewing it from afar, you could easily mistake this gadget for Jawbone's Up fitness band. What we have here is actually the SmartBand from Chinese fitness accessories maker Codoon, and it's almost a c...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Google Translate adds five more languages to its repertoire
Google Translate has been getting a fairly steady stream of new features as of late, and it's now gotten a new update where it counts the most. Google has today added five more languages to the servic...
01:49 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft bringing white space internet, Windows 8 hardware to Tanzania
It's not just Bill Gates who has a benevolent eye turned towards Africa, as Microsoft has launched the second stage of its 4Afrika initiative in Tanzania. Redmond has teamed up with local provider Uhu...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Indian government launches Central Monitoring System, watches citizens' calls, emails and internet activity
A new system for monitoring almost everything that's going on inside India's telecoms network has been quietly launched. The Central Monitoring System will offer the likes of the National Investigatio...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Maxthon Cloud Browser adds local network file transfers for Android and Windows
While many browsers sync through the cloud, few know how to cope with the local network -- what if we just want to push a file to another device nearby? Maxthon doesn't think we should have to resort ...
12:12 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Delta Six gun controller (video)
Glimpses of the Delta Six have been teasing an ultra-realistic and motion-enabled gaming controller since last fall, and now that it's back on Kickstarter, we've gone hands-on with a prototype to see ...
12:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Delta Six gaming gun returns to Kickstarter, boasts Arduino innards
The Delta Six gaming controller first hit Kickstarter last fall, but the plug was pulled from the crowdfunding effort by its creator David Kotkin, as he reckoned it wasn't on track to generate enough ...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget ASRock's new Haswell motherboards will be waterproof, of course
If your current motherboard has more Mountain Dew than CPU, you might be interested in ASRock's forthcoming Haswell offerings. Among the usual features like dual-band 802.11ac-flavored WiFi, HDMI inpu...
11:39 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget ASRock's new Haswell motherboards will be waterproof, of course (update: video)
If your current motherboard has more Mountain Dew than CPU, you might be interested in ASRock's forthcoming Haswell offerings. Among the usual features like dual-band 802.11ac-flavored WiFi, HDMI inpu...
10:51 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Next-gen EA games will skip Wii U due to performance issues with Frostbite engine
EA's Frostbite 3 engine, which underpins many of the company's next generation titles, looks like it won't be supported by Nintendo's Wii U. Johan Andersson, Technical Director of the Frostbite projec...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Climbing robot melts and cools plastic to get its footing
We've seen plenty of robots scale walls over the years, from models that emit supersonic streams of air to gecko-inspired creations, but few can carry more than their own weight, much less handle roug...
09:05 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Sharp rumored to start producing next-generation iPhone LCDs this June
Flush from that springtime financing boost from Samsung, Sharp's reportedly readying production on new screens for Apple's next smartphone. According to Nikkan Kogyo, one of Japan's business dailies, ...
08:29 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget TWC TV app bringing remote viewing to Android devices on May 14th
Just weeks after TWC TV was overhauled for iOS products, the carrier has announced that a "serious" update will hit the Android version of TWC TV as soon as next Tuesday. The refresh will add access t...
07:04 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Toshiba to launch TVs with DivX Plus Streaming certification
Just in case you didn't have enough content options from the likes of Roku and your cable set top box, Toshiba has partnered with Rovi to integrate the DivX Plus Streaming codec into a new line of TVs...
06:12 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile USA Q1 2013 revenue drops 5 percent for second consecutive quarter to $4.7 billion
T-Mobile USA has been making a big push for pre-paid customers since it launched its Uncarrier plans in March, and it seems to be working -- unfortunately, at the expense of more lucrative post-paid c...
05:58 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Nokia pits the Lumia 928 against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light video shootout
Now that the Lumia 928's mere existence is official, Nokia's posted a video comparing its footage-shooting chops against the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III in low-light conditions. The folks in Espoo also ...
05:52 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Nokia teases 'colorful' announcement Thursday from New Delhi
Nokia already has one surprise scheduled for next week on the 14th, but it's doubling up by teasing more news Thursday in India. Scheduled for noon in New Delhi (2:30AM ET), all we have to go on are h...
05:41 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts On Air updated with live broadcast rewinding and instant YouTube uploads
Did helping granny set up that Netflix account cause you to be late to your friend's big On Air Hangout? What would've been a calamity last week is but a minor hitch now. Earlier today, Google updated...
04:58 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget TV Guide redesigns One-Stop TV app for Android, catches up with iOS version
Remember how TV Guide relaunched its mobile app for iOS last summer? Well the company's Android app, One-Stop TV, is finally catching up with the iOS version thanks to a complete redesign. The app inc...
04:27 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Minecraft lands unofficial Oculus Rift support (video)
If you're looking for more virtual worlds to explore using the Oculus Rift, MTBS3D forum user StellaArtois has developed something that might strike your fancy: a Minecraft mod dubbed Minecrift that b...
03:33 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Double Fine classics hit Humble Bundle, $35 nets Broken Age pre-order
Heads up, folks, just go ahead and grab your wallet right now. That's because the latest Humble Bundle has arrived, and it includes a number of stellar titles from Double Fine. Here, you can name your...
03:07 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Screenshots of redesigned Google Maps surface, show web UI without a sidebar
If you can trust a couple of screenshots posted by Google Operating System this evening, we'll soon see a new Google Maps experience on the web. As shown above, the sidebar is toast, gone in favor of ...
02:36 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget SpaceX inks lease with Spaceport America, will push reusable rocket higher
Sir Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic crew will soon have a new neighbor at Spaceport America, as SpaceX has just signed a three-year lease to the facility. Central to the agreement, SpaceX will...
02:08 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Jolla's Marc Dillon teases world's first Sailfish device, confirms launch in a couple of weeks
So the rumor is true: the world's first Jolla Sailfish device will be launching this month. In fact, Marc Dillon, the ex-CEO and now Head of Software Development at Jolla, was kind enough to flash the...
02:03 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Google Glass Explorer Editions start receiving XE5 software update, new features
Google's cadre of Glass explorers only started receiving the headgear last month, but the folks in Mountain View are already pushing out an update. Named XE5, the fresh software carries a raft of twea...
01:49 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 348 - 05.07.13
Hulu, Blockbuster, Kaleidescape and Amazon form an odd group of digital video distributors, but they're joined together to open this week's podcast. While Amazon's Lovefilm is HD ready on the PS3 for ...
01:32 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Google releases code for devs to integrate Chrome with iOS apps
If you're jealous of Gmail's newfound talent of opening links directly in Chrome on iOS, Google's released some code that'll help you bake that functionality into your own apps for Apple's mobile OS. ...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Bose intros AE2w Bluetooth headphones, competitively priced at $250
Although Bose has been using Bluetooth in its Aviation headsets, SoundLink portable speakers and earpieces for cellphones, wireless headphones have been lacking from the company's roster. That's chang...
12:30 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office Web Apps to receive real-time collaboration, Android support
Ballmer and Co. have just laid out what changes Office Web Apps will see over the next year and beyond, and it's honing in on social features and more. Sure, the productivity suite already has collabo...
12:18 am -04 - Wed, May 8, 2013
Engadget Sony starts building PS3s in Brazil, The Last of Us and GTA V to get localized releases
Even as we await next generation consoles, Sony is extending the battlefield for the current generation by focusing on Brazil. In an event today it announced that for the first time it will be buildin...
11:52 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player iOS update enables Ford Sync AppLink support
Select Ford owners with Android phones have been rockin' out with Amazon Cloud Player and their in-dash Sync systems for the better part of three months. Now, iPhone and iPod touch users are invited t...
11:07 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Spotify's web player exploited by Chrome extension to download songs as MP3s
This is why we can't have nice things. Spotify's web player has been rolling out to more users since its closed beta launch late last year, but today an extension popped up in the Google Chrome store ...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.07.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:14 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Google Glass snags unofficial Facebook photo sharing
Sure, Glass Explorers can post photos to Google+ with the high-tech headsets straight out of the box, but sharing to other sites requires additional glassware. While Facebook has yet to out its o...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget The entire nation of Syria goes offline yet again
Entire countries can go offline. Syria's done it before, and now it appears that the troubled nation has dropped its web connection again, according to Google's Transparency Report and other online so...
09:18 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent launches 'Bundle' media format with Ultra Music partnership
The folks at BitTorrent have been busy little bees since the beginning of 2013. Between Sync, SoShare, Live and Surf you'd think the company already had enough projects to work on. Now it's adding a n...
08:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Chromium code hints at Google Now for OS X
A few months back Chromium whiz François Beaufort spotted a piece of code in the open source web browser that hinted at Google Now possibly coming to Chrome. Today, the programmer has uncovered...
08:01 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget White House taps former Twitter lawyer as first Chief Privacy Officer
Two months after appointing Todd Park as Chief Technology Officer, the White House has picked Nicole Wong for the newly created position of Chief Privacy Officer. Details about the job are still MIA, ...
07:42 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Windows 8.1 'Blue' public preview will be released at Build in June
On the fence about heading to Build? Microsoft's annual conference is scheduled from June 26-28, and developers in attendance will likely hear quite a bit more about the latest version of the company'...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget First Else's Splay officially comes to Android as a thumb-friendly launcher (video)
Emblaze's long-canceled First Else may never come back in its original form, but to our surprise, its futuristic Splay interface has finally been ported to Android! Released as a free beta by the same...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Nest acquires MyEnergy, inherits better analysis tools for its customers
Nest, maker of the award-winning Learning Thermostat, announced today that it's acquired MyEnergy, an online service that lets you consolidate energy bills and share them with friends and family. Unti...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Robotic girl and dog pair up to judge your body odor in Japanese
"Emergency taking place!" That's quite possibly the last thing you'd want to hear from anyone smelling your breath -- a female humanoid robotic head mounted atop a rectangular pink and red box being n...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Seagate Central review: media sharing for the home, plus backup too
We really enjoy the ability to consume content on any device from just about anywhere we may roam. The cloud has been a big part of making that happen, but there are still a few things the cloud can't...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Julien Fourgeaud steps down as CEO of Scarlet Motors
CEO departures normally come in one of two ways -- a dignified slope to the exit, or an explosive, controversial parting of the ways. Departing Scarlet Motors CEO Julien Fourgeaud has taken a differen...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 8's YouTube app goes from glorified bookmark to full application in latest update
The Windows Phone 8 YouTube app has been woefully underutilized, acting more or less as a bookmark stand-in and redirecting users to the web. No more, as the app's getting a major update today that ma...
04:39 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Boingo Wi-Finder for iOS update enables iTunes subscription billing
Notice some fresh spring in Boingo's step? It's probably the new iTunes integration, bringing streamlined subscription billing to the company's Wi-Finder app. Free WiFi is always our first pick, follo...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Foursquare updates app for Windows Phone 8, brings lock screen notifications and NFC check-ins
Foursquare's been rather attentive to the other mobile plaforms this year, releasing updates for Android, BlackBerry and iOS in 2013. The time has finally come for Microsoft mobile users as well, as a...
03:59 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Valve experiments with players' sweat response, eye-tracking controls for future game design
Valve has a surprisingly varied staff roster. Mike Ambinder is the company's very own experimental psychologist and he's been outlining some of Valve's work with biofeedback technology, including eye-...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Tesla's Elon Musk discussing self-driving car partnership with Google
What's next for Tesla's Model S? Road safety and assistance tools may be on the docket, including self-driving technology that Elon Musk refers to as "autopilot," according to a Bloomberg report. The ...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of four gaming prizes, courtesy of Diamond Multimedia!
It's always better when more prizes are involved, right? In the case of this week's giveaway, Diamond Multimedia, a company specializing in gaming hardware, is hooking our readers up with four of them...
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Rovio launches sync-able accounts for Angry Birds Classic and others, stores your progress across devices
No more repeating those first stages. Again. No more attempts to glean three stars on Level 4-14. Again. Rovio is finally offering sync functions for its new Croods game, globally, and its original hi...
02:19 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Rovio launches syncable accounts for Angry Birds Classic and others, stores your progress across devices
No more repeating those first stages. Again. No more attempts to glean three stars on Level 4-14. Again. Rovio is finally offering sync functions for its new Croods game, globally, and its original hi...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Hidden sensors in Google Glass could enable AR apps
One of the bigger digs against Glass so far, has been its rather limited feature set. In particular, there seemed to be no way to build full augmented reality applications for the wearable. (And it's ...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget 3D Systems will turn you into a Star Trek figure for $70, we go faces-on (video)
When the company that helped invent 3D printing asks you if you want to be turned into a Star Trek statue, the only right answer is: "how soon?" Naturally, we immediately shot off a couple of selfies ...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay boasts 5.7-inch 1080p screen, dedicated audio chips and nifty single-hand mode
Another 1080p quad-core Android phone, you say? Well, there's a bit more to it. Launched by BBK spin-off Vivo in Beijing just now, this 5.7-inch Xplay takes one step further from its smaller X1 and X1...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay boasts 5.7-inch 1080p screen, dedicated audio chips and nifty single-hand mode (updated with video)
Another 1080p quad-core Android phone, you say? Well, there's a bit more to it. Launched by BBK spin-off Vivo in Beijing just now, this 5.7-inch Xplay goes one step further than its smaller X1 and X1S...
01:02 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay boasts 5.7-inch 1080p screen, dedicated audio chips and nifty single-hand mode (video)
Another 1080p quad-core Android phone, you say? Well, there's a bit more to it. Launched by BBK spin-off Vivo in Beijing just now, this 5.7-inch Xplay goes one step further than its smaller X1 and X1S...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget SpiderOak unveils Hive, a streamlined file service with '100-percent' privacy
A new cloud-based file system from SpiderOak looks to challenge the likes of Dropbox with a bigger emphasis on privacy. Those familiar with SpiderOak know that the company has been offering a "100-per...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget RunKeeper for Android and iOS now talks to Pebble smartwatches
Although more than a few runners track their progress through apps like RunKeeper, it's doubtful that many of them like reaching for their smartphones just to check their pace. Thanks to an updated Ru...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget YouTube Trends Map shows you what the rest of the country is watching
In an effort to give some visual pizazz to the often dry world of regional metrics, Google has announced a new trends map for its YouTube viewers. While the top video (True Blood's season six teaser, ...
12:33 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Huawei P6-U06 super slim smartphone poses for more leaked pictures, this time in black
At the beginning of last week, we learned of a Huawei smartphone, model number P6-U06, by way of the TENAA in China (their FCC equivalent). In addition to some pictures of the handset and a few intern...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Sony VAIO Fit 15 review (2013): Sony's mainstream notebooks get a makeover
And it begins: back-to-school season. Even though some students are still embroiled in finals, and even though Intel has yet to formally launch Haswell, the next few weeks will see multiple PC makers ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Seagate launches the 600 SSD, its first solid-state drive for consumers
Seagate has come a long way in its attitude toward solid-state drives: it went from fighting the future to embracing SSDs with open arms, albeit only in enterprise at first. Now, it's launching its fi...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Viber announces new desktop app, revamps Android and iOS versions
Along with claiming more than 200 million users worldwide, Viber's also taking this day to announce what it is referring to as the biggest update to the service yet. For starters, the Viber for Androi...
11:38 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Unknown LG Optimus with 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 spotted on Sprint's website
LG's flagship Optimus G Pro, due to launch on AT&T on May 10th, might just make its way to Sprint later this year -- and possibly with an upgraded processor. A User Agent Profile on Sprint's websi...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S now has $6,500 Performance Plus option for more range, better handling
Current or wannabe Tesla S owners can now opt for a Performance Plus option that adds a bit of range and a lot of extra handling -- and the whole idea came from none other than McLaren. After a journa...
10:28 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Pentagon report marks first direct accusations of Chinese cyber-espionage
The US Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of singling out China's cyber-spying activities in its annual report. Though the government has tacitly chided such deeds before and even threat...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Sony's mainstream laptops now named 'Fit,' arrive ahead of back-to-school season
At some point -- we're not sure when -- Sony's naming scheme for laptops got confusing. There was the C series and the E series. The S, T, Z and even the F (RIP). Fortunately, Sony's been working to c...
09:47 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Sony launches a trio of VAIO Fit laptops in Japan
Spring is here, which means it's high time that Sony refreshed its laptop line for the cool kids in Japan. The company is talking up a quartet of new VAIOs including the previously-reviewed Duo 11 as ...
09:10 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Free TiVo Desktop PC software disappears June 5th, $16 Plus version will remain
Windows-using TiVo owners should make a beeline for the TiVo Desktop download link below, because on June 5th its free edition is going away. This software allows user to bring their personal music an...
08:21 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 928 officially confirmed: PureView, OIS and Carl Zeiss camera goodies
So, print is the new digital. At least when it comes to Verizon's imminent -- and now surely fully acknowledged -- Lumia 928. The billboard spotted over the weekend enthused about the camera, but told...
07:22 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Facebook Messenger for iOS: now with stickers and message-deleting swipes
Facebook's been giving its Messenger app quite a few facelifts lately, with the arrival of Chat Heads and VoIP calling among the highlights. Today, an app update was released for iOS that lets users a...
06:24 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Starz, Encore and Movieplex Play apps arrive on Android
Starz Play has had a home on iOS since October, but now it's made the jump to Android, and it's brought Encore Play and Movieplex Play along with it. By wielding the apps, users can stream video from ...
05:27 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget US Senate passes internet sales tax bill, faces a stiff fight in House
The debate over taxing out-of-state online sales in the US has been raging for years, but there are signs that the often messy saga is finally winding to a close... well, maybe. The Senate just voted ...
04:34 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive celebrates 250 million users
Microsoft's celebrating a rather important milestone for SkyDrive: 250 million users, with 50 million of those signing up in just the last seven months since the debut of Windows 8. With the cloud sto...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft tops 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold, promises Windows Blue update in 2013
For many observers, the real story for Windows 8 was never going to be the 60 million licenses sold during the holiday rush -- it was always about the long term. The first indications of its post-laun...
03:35 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget 'Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time' coming this July, finally (video)
Come on, admit it: you've all secretly been longing for more Plants vs. Zombies action, right? Well fans, today's your lucky day. PopCap's just uploaded a YouTube video announcing that the sequel to i...
03:06 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Dish Anywhere for iPad updated with remote reset and Audio Only features
Dish rolled out a sizable update for its Anywhere iPad app today, allowing on the go socialites to share viewing habits with friends via Facebook and Twitter. Less socially-connected couch potatoes wi...
02:18 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
01:19 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget Google Drive desktop app adds in-app file sharing, catches up to 2010's Dropbox
Sure, you could see and manage your Google Drive files from within the comfort of your PC / Mac file management system, but you couldn't publicly share them with friends -- until now. Google Drive fil...
12:37 am -04 - Tue, May 7, 2013
Engadget AT&T Beam is a USB LTE modem with built-in LCD, due May 10th for $20
With the onset of MiFis, smartphone hotspots and other methods of tethering your computer to the 'net, USB modems aren't exactly the most popular devices on the block anymore. It doesn't mean they're ...
11:45 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 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 ah...
11:19 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (May 6th - 12th)
It's spring / season finale time, and as the temperatures rise outside the TV shows we've been watching all winter are starting to fade away. Meanwhile, the NBA and NHL playoffs are just starting to g...
10:58 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.06.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:26 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung acquires MOVL to bolster its multi-screen TV efforts
Samsung's desire for deep integration of TV services was painstakingly obvious when it unveiled the Galaxy S 4's WatchON feature. However, that may prove to be just the tip of the televisual iceberg: ...
09:41 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget EA scores exclusive rights to develop future Star Wars games
Electronic Arts and Disney announced a multi-year agreement today that will see future Star Wars video games exclusively developed and published by EA. This news comes a little over a month after the ...
09:09 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Terrafugia considering TF-X, a vertical-takeoff flying car (video)
We've been hearing about Terrafugia's Transition "flying car" for, well, far too long, considering that it has yet to even venture beyond the prototype phase. The prop plane / roadworthy vehicle combo...
08:44 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Jon Rubinstein joins Qualcomm board of directors
When Jon Rubinstein left HP, it wasn't certain whether he would retire (again) or once more respond to the siren's call of technology. Clearly, he couldn't resist -- Qualcomm has confirmed that Rubins...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Dropbox to hold its first DBX developer conference on July 9th
While there's an abundance of cloud storage services, few of them have dedicated conferences to help developers exploit that online space. Dropbox could well be a vanguard on that front, then -- it ju...
08:07 pm -04 - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget EDSAC, the first 'practical' civilian computer, turns 64
On May 6th, 1949 EDSAC (or Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator) ran its first programs, calculating a table of squares and generating a list of prime numbers. The massive vacuum-tube-powered...
07:36 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget GameStop confirms June 1 end to PlayStation 2 trade-ins, will continue selling used stock 'for several months'
GameStop is shuttering its PlayStation 2 trade-in business as of June 1st, a company spokesperson confirmed to Engadget. "We can confirm that as of June 1st we will no longer be accepting the PS2 cons...
07:18 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 6th: Barnes & Noble Nook HD+ and 55-inch LG 3D HDTV
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 wa...
06:57 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon drops 7-inch Kindle Fire HD's price to $179 for Mother's Day
Two can play the discounted-tablet-for-Mother's-Day game. Just a day after Barnes & Noble slashed Nook tablet prices across the board, Amazon has cut the prices of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD to $17...
06:32 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Adobe announces Projects Mighty and Napoleon: Creative Cloud-connected hardware for tablet-based creations
On the heels of today's Creative Cloud software announcement, Adobe pulled the wraps off a new peripheral initiative for creating on a slate. First, Project Mighty is a cloud-connected stylus experime...
06:30 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Inside the third-annual White House Science Fair
The White House West Wing, as ever, is very busy. It's nearly time for White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's daily press briefing, which today (April 22nd) will reveal that the Boston bombing suspe...
05:58 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music lead Kevin Thau joins Biz Stone's mysterious Jelly project
If you're not familiar with Kevin Thau, you ought to be: he worked on many of Twitter's early mobile efforts, helped integrate it into major platforms and headed up the Twitter #Music app. That's what...
05:44 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Intel Silvermont: next-gen mobile CPU's three times as fast and more energy efficient
ARM's long been the dominant form of silicon in mobile devices, but Intel aims to change that with its next generation Atom chip design codenamed Silvermont. According to Intel, the new architecture w...
05:29 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Exynos Octa-core: what's different?
More InfoSamsung Galaxy S 4 reviewSamsung announces eight-core Exynos 5 'Octa' chip at CESDual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S 4 launches in China with an Exynos 5 Octa insideSamsung's latest flagship, the Galax...
05:23 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget 32GB Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming to AT&T May 10th for $250
We knew that the 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 would be coming to AT&T to complement its 16GB sibling for an extra 50 bucks, but the carrier kept pretty quiet about when it would show up....
05:05 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Adobe rebrands Creative Suite to focus on Creative Cloud, outlines new features for Photoshop (update: subscription only)
When Adobe first offered up Creative Cloud to those opting for its design software, the outfit promised that those members would get access to new features first. Now, the company has rebranded its Cr...
05:00 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget IRL: Dell's U2713H monitor and the X-Arcade Dual Joystick
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. A fleet of f...
04:38 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget RP-VITA bringing its telepresence to seven North American hospitals
We've already seen the RP-VITA in action -- and so, for that matter, has the FDA. Now iRobot / InTouch Health's telepresence 'bot is ready to take the field. The companies today jointly unveiled a lis...
04:13 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget The Sims 4 brings another dose of human experimentation to PC and Mac in 2014
At some point next year, EA will release The Sims 4 on PC and Mac. At least that's what the Madden publisher is saying today alongside news of the game's existence; it's the fourth Sims title handled ...
03:46 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Updated Gmail for iOS links directly to Chrome, Google Maps and YouTube apps
The official Gmail app for iOS has been available since 2011, but up until now, links to Maps and other Google utilities have directed users to the browser rather than to the respective programs. A ju...
03:30 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus comes to Windows Phone today
It was six months ago that Hulu Plus made its official debut on Windows 8 PCs and tablets. Now, Windows Phone users are about to suffer a similar loss of productivity. The WP8 app will be available to...
02:44 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Telstra says Windows Phone 8 GDR2 update should reach testing in mid-May
We've heard talk of a GDR2 update coming to Windows Phone 8, including more recent claims of restored FM radio support and a double-tap-to-wake feature, but it's been unclear when the mid-cycle refres...
02:00 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Fitbit Flex activity tracking wristband now shipping for $100
Fitbit's freshest fitness fob, the Flex wristband, may not be the most comprehensive activity tracker on the market, but it does deliver quite a bit of bang for your buck, as we discovered during our ...
02:00 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Fitbit Flex review
More InfoJawbone Up review (2012)Fitbit announces the Flex wristband, a $100 fitness trackerFitbit updates Android app with wireless syncingWe have truly entered the era of the quantified self. Editor...
01:28 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Acer confirms 10-inch Iconia A3 tablet, wants to sell 10 million slates this year
Acer's senior VP Scott Lin recently confirmed that a new 10-inch Iconia A3 tablet will arrive this summer and and was quick to include it in some very ambitious sales plans. The device (not pictured) ...
01:04 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Los Alamos National Lab has had quantum-encrypted internet for over two years
Nothing locks down data better than a laser-based quantum-encrypted network, where the mere act of looking at your data causes it to irrevocably change. Although such systems already exist, they're li...
12:08 pm - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget EC says Motorola broke antitrust rules, abused its patent position
It was almost a year ago to the day that the European Commission began investigating Motorola over reported abuse of its standard-essential patents (SEPs), and now the regulators have a little more to...
11:52 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Acer president sees 'no value' in building a Windows RT tablet right now
Ever since Acer's Linxian Lang said that Microsoft would eat "hard rice" for building its own Windows RT hardware, the company has treated the operating system with something bordering on contempt. Wh...
11:33 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget ASUS sells 3 million tablets in 2013 Q1, rakes in $202 million profit
The PC market may be shrinking, but ASUS' plan to avoid being swept away by its rivals seems to be working. The Nexus 7 maker's latest financials reveal it made $3.5 billion in revenue, coining a quar...
10:27 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Denon releases AVR-X4000 AV receiver with AirPlay, Spotify and 4K video
Denon's just added to its lineup of network-capable AV receivers with new IN-command models that bring 4K, streaming and surround sound options aplenty. The flagship model is the $1,300 AVR-X4000, whi...
09:30 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Nintendo reportedly offering Wii U game conversion software to smartphone app devs
While we knew Nintendo was happy to hook-up its newest consoles to your smartphone, we thought that was only going to extend to social networking and shopping. Nope, it looks like the company is goin...
09:01 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Financial Times: YouTube is close to launching paid-subscription channels
YouTube has making its own space on multiple entertainment services for a while, but according to a report from the Financial Times, it's now on the cusp of revealing its own subscription services for...
08:49 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Core is real: low-end specs with a 4.3-inch WVGA display, option for dual-SIM
Whenever a Samsung flagship arrives, it's never long before we see a fleet of lower-spec handsets swimming in its wake. The latest Remora to come out from the shadow of its bigger brother (and the rum...
08:49 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Core is real: low-end specs, 4.3-inch WVGA display and a dual-SIM option
Whenever a Samsung flagship arrives, it's never long before we see a fleet of lower-spec handsets swimming in its wake. The latest Remora to come out from the shadow of its bigger brother (and the rum...
08:21 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget The Liberator, the first completely 3D-printed gun, gets test-fired (video)
The (almost) all-plastic 3D-printed Liberator pistol was announced by Defense Distributed late last week, but with the gun's blueprints and construction details now live on the company's own DefCAD de...
07:44 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon Appstore launches in China, continues its world tour
Amazon let its world domination plans be known last month when it asked developers to start submitting apps to line its virtual displays in more countries. While China was notably absent from immediat...
07:21 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length
With the third X-51A WaveRider failing to reach hypersonic speed due to a fin failure last August, it seemed the United States Air Force would possibly forgo the fourth (and final) run. On the morning...
05:31 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Report: GameStop no longer accepting PS2 trade-ins as of June 1
Now that the PS2's started taking steps toward retirement with Sony ceasing its production in Japan, it seems GameStop doesn't plan to continue letting the console under its roof for long. According t...
05:31 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Report: GameStop no longer accepting PS2 trade-ins as of June 1st
Now that the PS2's started taking steps toward retirement with Sony ceasing its production in Japan, it seems GameStop doesn't plan to keep the console under its roof for much longer. According to a l...
04:01 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget HP redesigns its ProBook laptops for small businesses, prices start at $499
Last fall, HP took a small step toward refreshing its ProBook business notebooks when it started offering some of them with AMD Trinity chips. Eight months later, it's time for a real makeover: the co...
03:10 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Xperia Z goes on sale at the US Sony Store for $630, Xperia ZL gets a price cut
Americans wanting one of 2013's Sony flagships have had access to the Xperia ZL for awhile, but they've had to chase down an importer if they wanted the glass-backed chic of the Xperia Z. Sony has qui...
02:03 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109?
When we reviewed Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109, one quote sums up the essential frustration of this particular device. "There's no one huge, glaring reason to stay away; no, it's the combination of a middlin...
01:00 am - Mon, May 6, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of April 29th, 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 ma...
11:41 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry R10 leaks again with reported specs, hints at a frugal Q10
Our initial look at the BlackBerry R10 quickly suggested that the smartphone would be a budget alternative to the Q10, but it wasn't clear just what we'd lose by penny-pinching. If DGtle is on the bal...
11:41 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry R10 leaks again with reported specs, hints at a budget Q10
Our initial look at the BlackBerry R10 quickly suggested that the smartphone would be a budget alternative to the Q10, but it wasn't clear just what we'd lose by penny-pinching. If DGtle is on the bal...
10:33 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget B&N cuts Nook HD, HD+ prices this week, hopes you'll gift mom poetry and prose May 12
As if bringing the Nook HD and HD+ access to Google Play this week wasn't already a sweet deal, Barnes & Noble is temporarily slashing the prices for its two reading-focused tablets. The redu...
10:00 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 04.29.2013
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 at ...
09:30 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Switched On: On iOS, Now is Google's Time
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In the early days of the internet economy, the saying went that webpages were created on Macs, served on Unix and viewe...
08:21 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget All-in-one Atari 2600 controller crafted to curtail retro gaming clutter
Ahhh, the venerable Atari 2600. The godfather of console gaming has, in recent years, seen a resurgence as a hacker's muse -- mods to its innards and controllers are legion on the web. Recently, a new...
07:30 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget The After Math: The (homemade) hammer of Thor, Virgin space flights and an atomic movie
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.This week's After Math appears to have taken on a comic book theme. Want ...
06:15 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Get $100 off MAKE's Hardware Innovation Workshop this May 14-15!
We come bearing tidings of good savings from our friends at MAKE: get $100 off the regular price of the second annual two-day workshop designed for makers turning their projects into real businesses. ...
04:11 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Ender's Game trailer teased on Google+, promises full preview on May 7th
Film promotion has changed over the years. Sure, there are still posters, trailers, TV spots, and radio and print ads, but now there's also Google+ -- at least for Ender's Game. The upcoming film...
02:00 pm - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: dog with prosthetic limbs, glowing sheep and gourd building blocks
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 start of May saw an abundance of groundbreaking stories...
11:45 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Left 4 Dead 2 now available on Linux, reclaims beta moniker
Valve's bid to lure gamers away from Microsoft's platform just got a little sweeter: Left 4 Dead 2 is finally available on Linux. Despite early appearances in early leaks, the game has been absent fro...
10:03 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Debian 7.0 'Wheezy' now available, lets Linux users mix architectures
In a market crowded by ocelots, cows and mountain lions, it's nice to see an operating system that isn't named after an animal. The trend bucking OS? Debian's 7.0 update, Wheezy. Okay, it's technicall...
06:53 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Pebble gets a golf app now, two-way app support within a month
Pebble and its developer partners have been working at a manic pace in recent days, and they've just released a flood of status updates that prove they're not easing up. Along with confirming that the...
04:32 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 arrives for T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4, other variants promised to follow
Just over a month ago, CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik left Samsung, with a parting elucidation about the Galaxy S 4. The very same phone was expected to not be supported by the CM crew, leaving pros...
03:20 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best desktop PC speakers?
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 James, who wants to break into audio mi...
02:33 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Mystery LG smartphone spied with no front buttons, many unanswered questions
Hello, what's this? While many of us were out enjoying the spring weather, @evleaks was busy posting photos of an unknown LG smartphone that, if real, represents a notable shift in the Korean company'...
02:33 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Mystery LG smartphone spied with no front buttons, leaves many questions
Hello, what's this? While many of us were out enjoying the spring weather, @evleaks was busy posting photos of an unknown LG smartphone that, if real, represents a notable shift in the Korean company'...
02:33 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Mystery LG smartphone spied with no front buttons
Hello, what's this? While many of us were out enjoying the spring weather, @evleaks was busy posting photos of an unknown LG smartphone that, if real, represents a notable shift in the Korean company'...
01:48 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of April 29th, 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 leak of the BlackBerry R-Series smartphone in red, a c...
12:31 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget XMBC for Android's End User Friendly build gets stable release
Back in January, XMBC for Android trotted out what it called the first End User Friendly build of its mobile media center -- a release designed with compatibility in mind. Half a million downloads lat...
12:31 am - Sun, May 5, 2013
Engadget XBMC for Android's End User Friendly build gets stable release
Back in January, XBMC for Android trotted out what it called the first End User Friendly build of its mobile media center -- a release designed with compatibility in mind. Half a million downloads lat...
11:04 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Columbia University's low-cost robotic arm is controlled by facial muscles, we go face-on (video)
We've seen Emotiv's Epoc headset control cars and trapeze acts, but now a small posse of students at Columbia University is teaching it how to control a robotic arm. The appendage, aptly named ARM for...
09:30 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 5.4.13: Atacama's mystery skeleton, move to Mars, and lights out for Herschel
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Well, here we are. It's happening. We're officially talking about setting up a human colony on Mars. Not...
08:12 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Google+ widget lets you embed Photo Spheres on any website
One of the biggest highlights of Android's jump to 4.2 was the addition of Photo Sphere, a 360-degree panoramic shooting mode that pans vertically as well as horizontally. It's a neat trick, but the o...
06:34 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia L swings by the FCC with North America-friendly 3G
While Sony intrigued us with the Xperia L's blend of a low-end smartphone with a higher-end camera, it wasn't very specific on just where we could eventually buy one: "worldwide" doesn't help, folks. ...
05:27 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Cornell University's laser tag dunebots (video)
Cornell University may be the host of the Cornell Cup competition, but that doesn't mean it can't bring its own robots to join in on the fun. This year, students brought along a few bots, dubbed duneb...
03:41 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 928 billboard can't wait for official announcement to trumpet low-light camera performance
It's not uncommon for an as yet announced phone to pop up on Twitter, or via an insider leak. But a physical billboard? That takes some doing. If this image -- spotted out in the wild -- is to be beli...
03:19 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget NASA's Orion spacecraft takes another parachute test, intentionally fails (video)
Ideally, Astronauts want to return to Earth in fully functional space capsules, but sometimes things can go awry. That's why NASA is making a point of testing the Orion spacecraft's parachute deployme...
01:12 pm - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on: University of Pennsylvania's TitanArm exoskeleton (video)
TitanArm already took home silver in a competition for senior projects at the University of Pennsylvania, and now the team behind it is visiting Orlando to compete in the Intel-sponsored Cornell Cup f...
11:02 am - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget NASA PhoneSat returns photos from orbit, reminds us of streaming circa 1998
The launch of NASA's PhoneSat mission last year was loaded with promise: finally, proof that mobile technology could power nanosatellites and stick it to The Man. The photos have returned, and... well...
08:43 am - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Ford to break its yearly hybrid sales record in the US, seven months early
When Ford's hybrid lineup has been rapidly expanding over the past year, it stands to reason that the company's sales in the category would take off like an eco-friendly rocket. They have, and faster ...
06:28 am - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Ming Mecca modules steer whole game worlds through voltage (video)
Just about every gamer we know has wanted to alter a game world on the spot, whether it's to cheat, fix game mechanics or experiment. Special Stage Systems' Ming Mecca system is built entirely around ...
03:57 am - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Twitter gives API 1.0 a reprieve, lets it live until June 11th
Those who preferred Twitter's earlier, more liberal ways have regarded May 7th with a sense of dread, as that's when API 1.0 (and our chance at a truly competitive app ecosystem) was supposed to go da...
01:45 am - Sat, May 4, 2013
Engadget Fullscreen BEAM app sends Google Glass videos directly to YouTube
Sure, using Google Glass to record a video is a pretty neat trick, but how about uploading it to YouTube without a computer? Thanks to Fullscreen's BEAM video sharing app for Glass, you can do just th...
11:49 pm - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's official TV app now available for iOS
Holy Magenta! T-Mobile TV is now available for iOS. Just a few weeks removed from the carrier's launch of the iPhone 5, its entertainment streaming app offers a free 30-day trial run with content from...
10:59 pm - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.03.2013
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 the...
10:11 pm - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Physics teacher adopts Google Glass, gives students a glance at CERN (video)
When Google asked what we'd do if we had Glass, it was no doubt hoping we'd produce some world-changing ideas. We now know at least a few exist, courtesy of physics teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel. He's ...
09:00 pm - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Panasonic's ST60 is a must-have HDTV
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. Wan...
08:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Welcome to May
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.A bit of a lull this week ahead of what is shaping up to be an insane May -- and perhaps an even crazier Ju...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: $250 Casetop turns your smartphone into a laptop (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Wikimedia's small-screen future
The office is silent when our small film crew arrives at Wikimedia's San Francisco headquarters. There's none of the newsroom buzz one might associate with the operators of one of the world's largest ...
07:09 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Solar Impulse sets off on its journey across the US (video)
Early this morning at Moffet Air Field in Mountain View, California, Solar Impulse finally took off on the first leg of its barnstorming tour across the US. Of course, this isn't the first time the su...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget PlayJam's Jasper Smith on Nokia's lineage and two-piece smartphones
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 version of our weekly smattering of queries, P...
05:54 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Tesla ups longest financing term from 63 to 72 months, guarantees highest resale value of any premium sedan
Last week, Tesla gave some good news to owners of its electric autos -- an unconditional warranty on Model S power packs and the availability of Roadsters and Model S's as loaner models should your EV...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Unannounced Acer Iconia W3 8-inch tablet leaks on Amazon, priced at $380
Acer's Iconia W3 tablet hasn't been formally announced, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from giving the TBA product a shiny new home on its website. The page appears to be a bit incomplete, with the su...
05:08 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Square believes it can trump Foursquare in the local recommendations game
Square collects a lot of store info by virtue of its payment business, so you'd think it would be great at recommending where to shop. And you may soon be right, according to the company's Ajit Varma....
04:38 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Vimeo to exclusively carry new Kristen Bell movie the same day as theaters
The concept of a movie launching online alongside its theatrical debut isn't new; we've seen a few (usually independent) movies reach iTunes that way, for example. Streaming service arrivals are still...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer brings options galore to new Aspire V5 and V7 laptops (hands-on)
Choice, you say? Acer's newest laptop duo is offering that in spades. At a gala this morning in New York City, the company rolled out quite the arrangement of new kit -- not the least of which was a r...
04:07 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget PSA: Samsung Galaxy S 4 now on sale at Canadian carriers
Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S 4 hasn't been as coordinated as the company would like, but it's making some amends with today's launch of its flagship phone in Canada. In one fell swoop, most of the...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget US Cellular to offer Apple products 'later this year,' doesn't specify which ones
US Cellular is apparently seeing the light when it comes to offering Apple products to its customers, announcing today in its quarterly earnings that it'll begin selling unnamed Apple products in its ...
03:39 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget US Cellular to offer Apple products 'later this year,' doesn't specify which ones (update: it's the iPhone)
US Cellular is apparently seeing the light when it comes to offering Apple products to its customers, announcing today in its quarterly earnings that it'll begin selling unnamed Apple products in its ...
03:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Staples selling 3D Systems' Cube printer online, select retail availability starting in June
Staples is pushing its consumer printing offerings into the third dimension. The office supply chain has begun selling 3D Systems' Cube printer through its site, as of this morning. Come the end of Ju...
03:15 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 342 - 05.03.13
With something old, and something new (we'll let you figure out what), this podcast has the makings of a wedding. There's even a brief mention of something blue... hmmm.Hosts: Tim Stevens, Brian Heate...
02:49 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Google Glass to support GPS navigation, text messages without companion app
Google Glass Explorers looking for turn-by-turn directions and text messages to be displayed from the device must pair the wearable with an Android smartphone, and a companion app. But that could soon...
02:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer announces the Iconia A1 Windows 8 tablet: 9.7-inch IPS display, will sell for $169
And the news just keeps on coming. Acer just made yet a third product announcement here at its New York City press event. That would be the Acer Iconia A1 Windows 8 tablet, a $169 tablet. Acer hasn't ...
02:36 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer outs the Iconia A1: 7.9-inch IPS display and built-in 3G, priced at $169 (hands-on)
And the news just keeps on coming. Acer just made yet a third product announcement here at its New York City press event. That would be the Acer Iconia A1 tablet, a $169 tablet running Android. Spec-w...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer unveils Aspire P3 Ultrabook convertible
Acer brought a whole bunch of folks out to NYC for a global press conference and made sure the attending press got their money's worth. In addition to outing the unique convertible R7, the company unv...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget ASRock Purity Sound motherboards come with better audio shielding, headphone amps
Not that we were necessarily asking for it, but we now have another spec to weigh up when choosing a new Haswell motherboard. ASRock's A-Style Z87 mobos will come with a bunch of audio-related feature...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer unveils Aspire P3 Ultrabook convertible (update: hands-on)
Acer brought a whole bunch of folks out to NYC for a global press conference and made sure the attending press got their money's worth. In addition to outing the unique convertible R7, the company unv...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer unveils Aspire P3 Ultrabook convertible (update: hands-on video)
Acer brought a whole bunch of folks out to NYC for a global press conference and made sure the attending press got their money's worth. In addition to outing the unique convertible R7, the company unv...
02:29 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer unveils Aspire P3 Ultrabook convertible (update: video)
Acer brought a whole bunch of folks out to NYC for a global press conference and made sure the attending press got their money's worth. In addition to outing the unique convertible R7, the company unv...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer intros Aspire R7, a laptop with an adjustable display like an all-in-one
When Acer plans a global press event, asking journalists to fly in from twelve time zones away, you know it's going to announce more than just some back-to-school PCs. The company just announced the A...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer intros Aspire R7, a laptop with an adjustable display like an all-in-one (update: hands-on)
When Acer plans a global press event, asking journalists to fly in from twelve time zones away, you know it's going to announce more than just some back-to-school PCs. The company just announced the A...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer intros Aspire R7, a laptop with an adjustable display like an all-in-one (update: hands-on video)
When Acer plans a global press event, asking journalists to fly in from twelve time zones away, you know it's going to announce more than just some back-to-school PCs. The company just announced the A...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Acer intros Aspire R7, a laptop with an adjustable display like an all-in-one (update: video)
When Acer plans a global press event, asking journalists to fly in from twelve time zones away, you know it's going to announce more than just some back-to-school PCs. The company just announced the A...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 89: With Google Glass, is the future of wearable computing finally in sight?
Google has begun shipping the Explorer Edition of its high-tech headset to a select few over the past week. In a brand new edition of our e-magazine, Tim Stevens gives Google Glass the full review tre...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Researchers help give the kilogram a fundamental equivalent
Much to the consternation of scientists, the cylindrical platinum-iridium artifacts that represent the kilogram (see image above) have been gradually packing on extra weight due to surface contaminati...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Mozilla shows off 'Epic Citadel' web version ported with Unreal Engine 3 (video)
Mozilla wants to quell any doubt that its Unreal Engine 3 Firefox port works well, so it's just released a demo browser version of Epic Citadel so you can see for yourself. The game was ported to Java...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Mozilla shows off Epic Citadel web version ported with Unreal Engine 3 (video)
Mozilla wants to quell any doubt that its Unreal Engine 3 Firefox port works well, so it's just released a demo browser version of Epic Citadel so you can see for yourself. The game was ported to Java...
11:51 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget New Toshiba AT10LE-A tablet leaked: Tegra 4, Android 4.2 and a keyboard dock
You might not have noticed, but Toshiba's been playing the Android tablet game for the last few years. Now, a new leak suggests Toshiba's next slab will house NVIDIA's new Tegra 4 mobile chip (clocked...
11:27 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Build your own 80,000 volt Thor hammer, what could possibly go wrong?
When someone says "The idea is extremely simple, a tiny tesla coil inside a fake hammer" we look up simple in the dictionary just to check. This is Hack a day though, where simple can mean almost anyt...
10:48 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Korea Times: LG is working with Google on another Nexus phone
Getting the Nexus 4 into customers' hands aside, the Google-LG team-up was a huge boost to the Korean manufacturer's smartphone fortunes. According to the Korea Times, LG's now looking to repeat the m...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Spark Core board adds WiFi to almost everything, takes input from anywhere (video)
Spark Devices wants the inclusion of WiFi in devices to be a matter of when, not if -- and if its new Spark Core gets to market as planned, tinkerers might never have a moment of doubt. The tiny board...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Lenovo P780 teased by Kobe Bryant, boasts a 5-inch display with 4,000mAh battery (video)
Lenovo sure likes to tease, and apparently so does Kobe Bryant. In a recent "behind the scenes" video of Lenovo's upcoming P780 ad campaign, the NBA star is seen bouncing a basketball around for a whi...
09:36 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung Knox gets official DoD approval for government use
Samsung announced in March that its Knox security suite would debut with the Galaxy S 4. That might not have happened exactly as planned, but just as the WSJ predicted the Department of Defence has gi...
09:25 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds for Windows Phone gains 100 levels, respect for 256MB handsets
Rovio has given Windows Phone users a fresh reason to fire up Angry Birds -- something to the tune of 100 vexing new levels. Also unique this time around, the game introduces support for Xbox Live ach...
08:23 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Verizon releases substantial Galaxy Note II update, improves Multi Window support
Alongside a bump up to Android 4.1.2, Verizon's Galaxy Note II update (which is apparently rolling out now) adds plenty of improvements and features. As well as fixing several bugs with its calendar a...
07:55 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Navy launches first drone squadron, comprised of ten Fire Scout MQ-8Bs
The US Navy has officially introduced unmanned aircraft along with eight newly manned helicopters into its squadron, making it the latest military branch after the Army and the Air Force to embrace th...
07:26 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Jolla names Tomi Pienimki as new CEO, Marc Dillon to become Head of Software Development
As Jolla gears up for the imminent unveiling of its first smartphone packing the MeeGo-inspired Sailfish OS next month, there's been another shake-up at the highest level of the company. Marc Dillion ...
06:39 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Mozilla finalizes Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 for mass consumption
If you've yet to dabble around with Firefox OS, today would be a good opportunity to remedy that, because Mozilla has released the final version of Firefox OS Simulator 3.0. Building off of the previe...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Harvard University's robotic insect takes its first controlled flight (video)
There's hardly a shortage of animal inspired robots, but few are as tiny as Harvard's autonomous RoboBee. The robotic insect has been around for a while, but researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biol...
05:16 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Google adds Shawnee, KS to its Fiber map
Google recently announced Provo, UT and Austin, TX are on its list of Fiber expansions, and now it's added another region near Kansas City. The city council of Shawnee, KS has voted to bring in the 1G...
04:32 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget ASUS Cube unexpectedly includes (some) Airplay support out of the box
The début Google TV device from ASUS included several firsts for the platform, but a feature that slipped by our Cube review is the built-in ASUS Movie Player app's Airplay support. GTVSource n...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Google Play comes to Barnes & Noble's Nook HD and HD+, we go hands-on (video)
Barnes & Noble's refusal to open its ecosystem has long been one of our principle complaints about the company's tablet offerings. The Nook HD and HD+ are extremely nice pieces of hardware th...
03:24 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter 4.1 brings better notification support to legacy BlackBerry devices
We get it, your old BlackBerry smartphone isn't getting any newer, but thanks to today's Twitter update, it'll at least be a bit more useful. Most importantly, Twitter 4.1 can now provide notification...
02:29 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget YouTube Capture for iOS updated with optional WiFi only uploads
Still completely absent from Android, the Google-made iOS only YouTube Capture video sharing app has received a minor update. Version 1.3 introduces a smorgasbord of colorless enhancements like a fast...
01:23 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Sky opts for Hannibal on-demand and Go debut ahead of May 7th TV premiere
Sky customers with On Demand or Sky Go access can snag an early look at the very first episode of Hannibal, along with Trollied, Mad Dogs and The Borgias. That first hit is due for a May 7th premiere ...
12:38 am -04 - Fri, May 3, 2013
Engadget Princeton crafts a 3D printed bionic ear with super hearing, creepy looks
Scientists have toyed with printing ear implants for ages, but they've usually been more cosmetic than functional. Princeton has just developed a bionic ear that could transcend those mere replacement...
11:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10, Q10 and PlayBook get DoD approval
The average consumer may be able to thumb through FCC filings to get a peek at their next smartphone, but certain government employee's hopes lie in the hands of another agency: the US Department of D...
11:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy Note getting Jelly Bean via Kies on May 3rd
After watching its international counterpart make the jump to Jelly Bean, Ma Bell's version of the original Galaxy Note is finally scheduled to receive its due. Starting on Thursday, Samsung's Kies se...
11:08 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Gmail lets us directly add time references as Google Calendar events, finally
As tightly integrated as Google's many services can be, the company has been dancing around a glaring omission: why couldn't we add times mentioned in Gmail messages as Google Calendar events? Logic i...
10:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Temporary restraining order blocking Uber and others from New York City operations
In a move which should surprise no one who's been following along, New York City livery car groups successfully won a bid yesterday afternoon for a temporary restraining order against New York City's ...
10:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Temporary restraining order blocks Uber and others from New York City operations
In a move which should surprise no one who's been following along, New York City livery car groups successfully won a bid yesterday afternoon for a temporary restraining order against New York City's ...
10:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.02.2013
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 the...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Coda files for bankruptcy, hopes to sell its EV assets for $25 million
We can't say we were enthused with Coda Automotive's ho-hum EV design, and we know the public wasn't, either. Still, it's hard not to lament the company's fate now that its parent, Coda Holdings, is d...
09:47 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Wunderlist for Android and Windows gets Pro version, a few freebies for the kids
As if it weren't plenty apparent, the people at 6Wunderkinder are pretty good at task management. Less than a week after the company delivered Wunderlist Pro for iOS, Mac and the web, it's followed th...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Latest Motorola leak suggests company will make good on promises of stock Android
Motorola's been talking up its phones in the pipeline as of late, which are said to feature stock Android, broader carrier availability and less bloatware. We first saw hints of such a device from a l...
09:04 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Loewe Reference ID TV hits the UK in July with full customization and a 1TB DVR
Loewe has staked its success in the TV market on personalized designs, and it's taking that concept to its logical extreme with the upcoming Reference ID. First shown at IFA last year, the LCD set is ...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Dropbox 2.2 for iOS simplifies photo viewing, supports Dropbox for Business
Android-based Dropbox users got a crack at an even more photo-centric interface back in January; it's now the iOS crowd's turn to play. Dropbox 2.2 for their platform makes it easier for them to see t...
08:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Poetry for aliens: NASA wants to put your haikus into space, but only five of them
NASA wants your words,preferably a haiku.It might go to Mars!Filed under: Transportation, Science, Internet, AltCommentsVia: NPRSource: NASA...
08:24 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Poetry for aliens: NASA wants to put your haikus into space, but only three of them
NASA wants your words,preferably a haiku.It might go to Mars!Filed under: Transportation, Science, Internet, AltCommentsVia: NPRSource: NASA...
07:55 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Sir Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic and space tourism for the everyman
It's been a particularly good week for Sir Richard Branson. SpaceShipTwo, Virgin Galactic's sub-orbital peoplecarrier broke the sound barrier for the first time, and Virgin America began service into ...
07:34 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Google now has a 'Chief Game Designer' in Noah Falstein
Haven't heard of Noah Falstein? That may be the case, but you've probably heard of some of his work -- everything from arcade gem Sinistar to adventure game classic Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlan...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:45PM ET!
Tim's back, Brian's back and Peter's back. And this week they'll be joined by a very special guest in the form of gdgt's Ryan Block, in a slightly more accommodating studio. Also, there may or may not...
06:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Google Keep now available in the Chrome Web Store
After laying down its foundation with a mobile app, Google Keep is expanding to your desktop. Now available for Chrome, the note taking service syncs with Google Drive for a seamless transition from p...
06:36 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Sorcery! on iOS reincarnates Fighting Fantasy books for tablets (video)
If you're going to bring the well-loved, 30-year-old Fighting Fantasy book series to digital screens, you'd better do it right. Fortunately, Sorcery! does. The game is based on the original choose-you...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget DARPA wants your ideas for a mobile ad hoc network, no internet please
Creating a mobile ad hoc network is tricky when rounding people up for a game or two, let alone when linking thousands of soldiers whose lives are at stake. DARPA has had enough trouble getting such l...
05:54 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster releases On Demand video streaming app for iOS
Blockbuster announced its entrance back into the video streaming game in January after pledging to exit that market late last year. Today, Blockbuster's reincarnation as a video streaming service cont...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Instagram 3.5's Photos of You lets users tag each other (video)
It was just a matter of time, really -- we're well acquainted with Facebook letting us tag friends in our photos, so it's no shock that a similar feature has just spread to the social network's mobile...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Instagram's new 'Photos of You' feature lets users tag each other (video)
It was just a matter of time, really. We're well acquainted with Facebook letting us tag friends in our photos, so it's no shock that a similar feature has just spread to the social network's mobile d...
05:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget HTC looks to boost One sales with new weekend promo, offers $100 to $375 for trade-ins
HTC has already gone the trade-in route to offer folks a discount on its new One smartphone, but it's now giving it another go this weekend with an expanded promo in the US and Canada. This new one is...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft finishes migrating Hotmail users to Outlook.com, adds direct SkyDrive sharing
When Microsoft took Outlook.com public, it also took on the rather daunting task of moving 300 million-plus Hotmail accounts over to the more modern infrastructure without drawing our wrath. However y...
05:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts add remote desktop control, lets you play tech support
Google recently updated its Hangout chat client with the same remote desktop control tech integrated into Chrome. This slick new feature gives you the option to take control of someone's computer (wi...
05:12 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts add remote desktop control, let you play tech support
Google recently updated its Hangout chat client with the same remote desktop control tech integrated into Chrome. This slick new feature gives you the option to take control of someone's computer (wit...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Camera inspired by insect eyes can see 180 degrees, has almost infinite depth of field
Technologists have been drawing inspiration from the insect world for a long time. And folks working on robotics really seem to love their creepy-crawlies and buzzing arthropods. Researchers at the Un...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Facebook helps you log back in with a little help from your Trusted Contacts
Facebook wants you to log in. Real bad. But the social network hasn't traditionally gone out of its way to streamline password recovery. The site's finally make things a little smoother with Trusted C...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Untappd comes to Windows Phone 8, forgoes Metro
The social beer tracking service Untappd is finally available on Windows Phone 8 as a "native" app. The popular check-in platform has long been available on iOS and Android, and it was one of the few ...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Kaleidescape's online video store officially opens, promises Blu-ray quality downloads
Kaleidescape launched its online offering in beta late last year, and now it's officially open, becoming what it claims is the first store to provide "internet delivery of Blu-ray quality movies." The...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Apple iMac now shipping with 256GB and 512GB flash storage upgrades
Apple's pre-configured 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs both ship with 1TB hard drives, but if you're willing to wait a day or two for a custom model to ship, two new flash storage options are now on offer. An...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Pelican Imaging's 16-lens array camera coming to smartphones next year
After yesterday's news about Nokia investing in Pelican Imaging's plenoptic camera system, it was hard not to feel impatient about exactly when this technology might arrive in real, commercially avail...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble intros buy-one-get-one Nook book offer, only valid in stores
Well, this process seems a bit counterintuitive, eh? This morning, Barnes & Noble introduced a new scheme for getting Nook customers to visit the company's retail stores. The promotion nets you on...
02:38 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Skype Video Messaging preview makes its way to Windows 8
Windows 7 users have been able to sneak a peek at Skype's new Video Messaging feature since earlier in the week, but now the referenced Windows 8 version is available as well. The new tool, the servic...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Friends now available on iOS and Android, is totally free
It's hard to believe, but there is seriously another Angry Birds game headed to mobile today, dubbed Angry Birds Friends. Like its Facebook counterpart, the game is focused on social versions of stand...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Evomail for iPad set to enter the fray for control of your Gmail inbox
Finally got off the reservation list for Mailbox? Now there's another app trying to sway your Gmail loyalty that's just arrived for iPad: Evomail. It brings "frictionless" support for Google's mail cl...
01:32 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Reddit's reworked privacy policy clarifies data handling, comes into effect May 15th
The online Aladdin's cave and AMA forum Reddit has revealed a revamped privacy policy intended to make clear exactly how it deals with users' data. Legalese is notably absent, with credit for that goi...
01:16 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Intel names current COO Brian Krzanich as new CEO, starts May 16th
We've known when current Intel CEO Paul Otellini would be stepping down for some time now, and we now finally know who will be replacing him. The chipmaker announced today that Brian Krzanich, an Inte...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Traktor DJ gets remixed for iPhone, brings big features to small pockets (video)
Traktor DJ for iPad showed us what can be done when you resist the urge to simply shrink your existing software or just slide it under a touch interface. Since its iOS debut, the folk at Native Instru...
12:45 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Adobe working on Lightroom for iOS, uses cloud compute to edit RAW files (video)
Photoshop Touch? Bah. Real photographers use Lightroom, but since the software makes your average PC sweat, you're not likely to see it available on a tablet. Adobe, however, thinks that it can get ar...
12:25 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Google files patent for smartwatch with Glass-like touchpads and functionality
Starting to get bored with Google Glass already? Well, it seems like Mountain View's trying to patent some of that functionality for a smartwatch, in a substantially different way than it did before. ...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget 'Introverted' Evernote pairs with messaging app Kakao Talk (and its 90 million users)
It's not all WhatsApp and LINE. If you're in Korea, then your messaging app of choice is most likely to be Kakao Talk, and Evernote hopes that allying with the app will expand its remit and boost its ...
11:47 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget NASA's GROVER eco-rover to examine Greenland's ice sheet (video)
It may be fun, but sending NASA scientists on snowmobiles to survey ice floes isn't the most productive use of their time. That's why the agency has sent GROVER to do the job instead. The solar-powere...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Printed books are still favored by Brits, but digital sales are rising
For many, there's nothing quite so comforting as cracking open a good book. The texture of the pages combine with the smell of ink and paper, as the writer pours their imagination and soul into a worl...
10:26 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget HTC One HDR microphone disappears from spec sheet after Nokia injunction (update)
We've wondered what HTC would do after a Dutch court banned it from using HDR Microphones in its oft-delayed One handset, and now we know. It looks like the company has quietly nixed references to the...
10:26 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget HTC One HDR microphone disappears from spec sheet after Nokia injunction (updated)
We've wondered what HTC would do after a Dutch court banned it from using HDR Microphones in its oft-delayed One handset, and now we know. It looks like the company has quietly nixed references to the...
09:57 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Google Glass developer reveals 'Winky' eye gesture app that takes photos
Remember those "eye gestures" spotted in Google Glass code? Developer Mike DiGiovanni, who just released the "Bulletproof" lockscreen for Glass, has already used them to develop an app called "Winky" ...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 025 - 05.02.13
This week's show shows what happens when the unstoppable force of technology meets the immovable object of our team's cynicism and stinginess. The gang continues its discussion on Google Glass, doesn'...
08:46 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Toshiba reveals WT310 business tablet: Windows 8 Pro, 11.6-inch display and digitizer pen
Toshiba's got an Ultrabook hybrid on the way for general consumption, and now it's targeting the business-savvy Windows 8 user with its WT310 tablet (a product code borrowed from an old Windows 7 mode...
08:02 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget HTC expects revenues to jump 63.6 percent in Q2 2013, will continue to support Windows Phone
HTC's financial results released today don't contain much good news -- take a quick look at the unaudited figures we reported last month. But despite its worst ever quarterly profit earlier this year,...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget MediaTek's new chip offers entry-level smartphones a dual-core SoC with HSPA+ on the cheap
As glad as we are that MediaTek ushered in affordable, quad-core SoC designs with the MT6589, even that silicon can only go so far in making smartphones accessible. The company's new MT6572 might be f...
07:34 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Three Samsung workers injured in second serious gas leak at chip plant
Korean agency Yonhap News is reporting that there's been a second major leak of hydrofluoric gas at Samsung's main chip factory in the city of Hwaseong. Three workers are said to have been injured, wi...
07:34 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Three Samsung workers injured in second serious acid leak at chip plant (updated)
Korean agency Yonhap News is reporting that there's been a second major leak of hydrofluoric acid at Samsung's main chip factory in the city of Hwaseong. Three workers are said to have been injured, w...
06:48 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget EFF report knocks Verizon, praises Twitter for protecting user data
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual "Who Has Your Back?" report, ranking 18 companies by how well they protect user information from government eyes. Twitter and Sonic.net get h...
05:33 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Packaged Chrome apps now searchable in dev channels for Chrome OS and Windows
While Google opened the door to packaged Chrome apps back in February, it's been a largely one-way affair ever since -- developers could upload the native-style apps, but they couldn't find anything w...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly working on Mohoro, an Azure-hosted virtualization service
Microsoft is plumbing the depths of cloud computing yet again with the development of what could be a pay-per-use desktop virtualization service called Mohoro. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Moho...
04:42 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly working on Mohoro, an Azure-hosted remote desktop service
Microsoft is plumbing the depths of cloud computing yet again with the development of what could be a pay-per-use desktop virtualization service called Mohoro. According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Moho...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Nintendo to Wii owners: the Wii U is an entirely new system, not just an upgrade
The difference between the Wii and Wii U are readily apparent to most contemporary gamers, but some consumers are having trouble telling them apart. "Some have the misunderstanding that the Wii U is j...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Intel details 4th-gen Core's HD 5000, Iris and Iris Pro graphics: up to 3X faster, 3-display collage mode
Many already believe that the real highlight of Intel's 4th-generation Core processor lineup would be a giant graphics update. Today, Intel is revealing that they're right -- and, importantly, that th...
01:54 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Android metrics show Jelly Bean adoption overtaking Ice Cream Sandwich
Google's big shake-up of Android version metrics has already given us a better understanding of where the platform's active users truly stand. Now that we're a month into the new methodology, we have ...
01:27 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Pulse casually enables LinkedIn sharing, gets comfy in new HQ
LinkedIn's latest acquisition is giving a nod to its new boss: Pulse users can now share news stories with their professional connections. According to the Pulse blog, the tweak is part of a series of...
12:38 am -04 - Thu, May 2, 2013
Engadget Twitter updates iOS and Android apps, lets users see what's trending around the world
Twitter's developers are a busy bunch, (allegedly) working on an app for Glass and updating code for Macs in the last week. Today, they released yet another round of new software for iOS and Android, ...
11:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Task management app service Astrid is Yahoo's latest acquisition
Under new CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo has been working on expanding the services it offers across multiple platforms and its latest move on that front is the acquisition of Astrid. The Astrid Tasks and T...
11:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 05.01.2013
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 the...
11:11 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Samsung Galaxy and iOS devices to be approved by US Defense Department
Our armed forces began embracing Android and iOS some time ago, and now it appears that the US Department of Defense is finally jumping on the bandwagon, too. The Wall Street Journal reports that the ...
10:55 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Chef Sleeve's Smart Food Scale sends nutritional info to your iOS device
Seeing as how Chef Sleeve is best know for its combo cutting board / iPad stand, the company's latest product isn't a huge leap. Sadly, the it didn't actually have a prototype of its Smart Food Scale ...
10:30 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T hands-on (video)
Earlier today, AT&T made the Optimus G Pro official as an exclusive on its network, giving subs an alternative to that other 5.5-inch handset, the Galaxy Note II. To LG and AT&T's credit, the ...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget FitBark monitors your dog's 'BarkScore,' we go eyes-on (video)
Granted, dogs tend to be a bit more vocal than, say, hydroponic plants, but sometimes it's tough for busy owners to know precisely when their furry best friend is getting enough activity. FitBark, yet...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Why don't I crash?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.My first computer was a Commodore VIC-20. It raged with 3.5K of RAM,...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Bitponics personal gardening assistant eyes-on (video)
Plants need TLC just like any other living thing, but sadly, they're not really great at telling you what they want. Bitponics is looking to take a bit of that guess work out of hydroponic and aquapon...
09:39 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget IDC: Android topped tablet share in Q1 at 57 percent, Apple led manufacturers
We were expecting a changing of the guard among tablets given the rise of several competitors throughout in 2012, and we've seen just that in IDC's market share estimates for the first quarter of 2013...
09:18 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Ninja Blocks 'home automation for hackers' (video)
Yet another Kickstarter success story is here on the Hardware Alley Floor at TechCrunch Disrupt. Ninja Blocks look a fair bit different than they used to, however -- the 3D-printed case has been trade...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Wii U allegedly hacked, Nintendo addresses would-be pirates
While some people associate the word "jailbreaking" with prison riots or smartphone hacking, the most mainstream of cracking subcultures also takes on video game consoles. A mod chip developer known a...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Wii U allegedly hacked, Nintendo addresses would-be pirates (updated)
While some people associate the word "jailbreaking" with prison riots or smartphone hacking, the most mainstream of cracking subcultures also takes on video game consoles. A mod chip developer known a...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Siva Cycle Atom bike-powered battery charger eyes-on (video)
It was just about a week ago that we first told you about Siva Cycle's Atom, a pedal-powered battery charger that's currently taking Kickstarter by storm, healthily surpassing its $85,000 goal, with 2...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget PSA: BlackBerry Q10 on sale in Canada, but only in Toronto (update: a bit broader)
Today marks one of the symbolically more important launches in the BlackBerry universe: the Q10, the first keyboard-equipped BB10 phone, is at last available on the company's Canadian home turf. As pr...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget PSA: BlackBerry Q10 on sale in Canada, but only in Toronto (update: other cities too)
Today marks one of the symbolically more important launches in the BlackBerry universe: the Q10, the first keyboard-equipped BB10 phone, is at last available on the company's Canadian home turf. As pr...
08:07 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Facebook reports Q1 2013 revenue of $1.46 billion, 12 cents EPS
There's a fairly good chance that Mark Zuckerberg's heading Home today without a massive bonus check. Zuck's social network, Facebook, hasn't quite reached the level of profitability that some investo...
07:57 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget DARPA's low-cost robotic hand gets put through its paces (video)
This three-fingered manipulator has just about everything you could ever want in a robotic hand. It's relatively low-cost, it's powerful, it's capable of picking up objects both large and small, and i...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget E-Reading Rainbow: Hachette to bring entire e-book catalog to public libraries
If you're still balking at the cost of download-to-own e-books, and would rather stick to the tried-and-true library lending system, then this Hachette news is for you. Come next Wednesday, the entire...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget AMD FX-4350 and FX-6350 offer improved speeds, keep prices down
Although AMD hasn't had much recent success at the higher end of the processor spectrum, it's clear the company is very much interested in attacking the budget realm. Witness its two new lower-tiered ...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget President Obama nominates Tom Wheeler as next FCC Chairman
Not that there was much doubt after yesterday, but President Obama has just officially nominated Tom Wheeler to be the next Chairman of the FCC. In a statement, outgoing Chairman Julius Genachowski sa...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Gigabit internet finds a new home in Omaha, Nebraska
When it comes to gigabit internet, the headline buzz usually involves Google and some mid or south western American locale. But not today. No, today, the ridiculously high-speed internet spotlight fal...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget SOINN gets intelligence boost, uses web-based image search to ID objects
Tokyo Institute of Technology's SOINN (Self-Organizing Incremental Neural Network) bot was impressive enough during our first introduction back in 2011, but the intelligent device can now tap the web ...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget The iTunes influence, part three: Art in the age of digital disruption
"What happened is way worse for musicians. It has forced musicians to be marketers."John McVey, producer, Coupe Studios"I fear that in general the only musicians able to create a truly independent and...
05:46 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for May 1st: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 and Western Digital My Passport
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 wa...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget MiiPC offers backers double the memory for $15, throws in a free mic
With a week left in an already successful Kickstarter campaign (approaching three times its initial $50,000 goal), the makers of the MiiPC are giving backers the chance to increase their system's memo...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts is this year's CoD entry, headed to 360, PS3, PC and 'next-gen consoles' on November 5
Like Punxsutawney Phil's shadowgazing, we can rightfully expect a new Call of Duty game to be announced annually and available at the holidays. Also like our groundhog friend, the only annual question...
04:52 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts is this year's CoD entry, headed to 360, PS3, PC and 'next-gen consoles' on November 5 (video)
Like Punxsutawney Phil's shadowgazing, we can rightfully expect a new Call of Duty game to be announced annually and available at the holidays. Also like our groundhog friend, the only annual question...
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget 2013 'Doodle 4 Google' top 50 winners selected, require your judgment
There's little in life finer than pitting youths against each other in battle, which Google's annual "Doodle 4 Google" contest clearly appreciates. The competition takes thousands of Google logo doodl...
04:22 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget Intel Haswell's idle states reportedly won't play well with some power supplies
One of the staples of Intel's upcoming Haswell processor architecture is its support for lower-power idle states that can rival tablet chips in power consumption, even on the desktop. However, that ma...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, May 1, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show won two Webby Awards, now we're giving away two Nexus 7s!
We'd like to thank the Academy and all the little people who helped along the way -- but mostly we'd like to thank you, our viewers, for helping The Eng