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11:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget PSA: Sprint's iDEN push-to-talk network rides into the sunset June 30th
The end of an era arrives Sunday, when Sprint will officially shut the door on its Nextel iDEN push-to-talk service. Subscribers who've held onto the legacy PTT standard with white knuckle grips (and ...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 6.29.13: DARPA's robot finalists, the IRIS solar mission and empathetic computers
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Sure, DARPA is slightly sinister, but it's so into robots that we're willing to let that slide. In fact,...
07:17 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget PSA: Google Play Music All Access $8 promotion ends soon
Listen, we're all for waiting until the last possible minute, but that time is now. If you happen to be looking for a deal on Google's fancy new music service, the clock is ticking. Once June 30th rol...
05:21 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Topographic maps illustrate where Twitter's bird flies highest
Not every Twitter user geotags their musings, but there are enough who do to generate some very insightful data. On its blog today, Twitter shared images from Data Visualization Scientist Nicolas Belm...
04:35 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Twitter website adds language translation, promptly proves its worth
The threads of the universe are known to intertwine in mysterious ways, and recently they've been tangling themselves around two largely unrelated things: Twitter and Windows Phone. It's hard for us m...
02:50 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Cox flareWatch beta brings IPTV with 60 HD channels, cloud DVR for $35 monthly
While everyone tries to figure out what the future of TV looks like, Variety reports Cox Cable has crossed over to offering internet TV service to customers in Orange County. flareWatch beta testers c...
01:42 pm -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Verizon starts selling 32GB Samsung Galaxy S 4 online for $299
Verizon customers -- now's your chance to grab Samsung's latest flagship device with more internal storage. The carrier has started selling the 32GB Galaxy S 4 online, giving buyers another choice bes...
11:29 am -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Bell cleared to buy Astral Media, creates a Canadian TV powerhouse
Bell tried to shake up the Canadian media landscape last year by acquiring Astral Media, but it ran into a CRTC-sized roadblock -- regulators didn't want 25 TV stations moving to one provider. After s...
08:07 am -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Songza introduces paid ad-free service that costs $0.99 a week
Songza joined the ad-free music streaming club today with a club of its own: Club Songza. Like the premium services on Spotify and Slacker, you'll have to cough up a few pennies to belong -- about 99 ...
05:24 am -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 hits the FCC with LTE you probably can't use
The FCC can be cruel sometimes, showing us devices we're unlikely to see in the US without significant changes; this is one of those moments, unfortunately. A Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 has once again s...
03:29 am -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Digg Reader web, iOS apps are open for the public
As we stand on the precipice of the shutdown of Google Reader the search for replacement RSS clients is more frantic than ever, and now Digg has opened access to its app for any users interested. Curr...
01:21 am -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly clinches TSMC chip manufacturing deal
Rumors of Apple switching its chip manufacturing from Samsung to TSMC have persisted for a long, long time. However, they may be more substantial this time around: the Wall Street Journal claims that ...
12:06 am -04 - Sat, June 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook implements new policy to crack down on objectionable ad material
No one really likes ads, but for better or worse, they're a sort of necessary evil when it comes to, you know, making money online. And while Facebook's not likely to stop sprinkling your stream with ...
11:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.28.2013
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...
10:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget ITC judge rules against InterDigital in first round of 3G patent case
After two long years, the International Trade Commission has finally come to a decision in favor of Huawei, Nokia and ZTE in a 3G patent case brought by InterDigital in 2011. According to an ITC judge...
10:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget ITC judge rules against InterDigital in first round of 3G patent case (update)
After two long years, the International Trade Commission has finally come to a decision in favor of Huawei, Nokia and ZTE in a 3G patent case brought by InterDigital in 2011. According to an ITC judge...
10:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Active review: a top-tier phone in a water-resistant package
After Samsung's latest product push in London, we have nothing short of a Galaxy S 4 franchise on our hands. While the company unveiled its expected Mini version along with a photography-focused varia...
09:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Yahoo shutting down a dozen products, including AltaVista and Axis
As expected, in amongst the high profile acquisitions that have thus far marked the next step in Yahoo's evolution, the web company is doing some serious house cleaning. EVP Jay Rossiter took to the e...
09:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Intel hopes to speed up mobile Atom chip development
Intel has a real presence in the smartphone world, but its tendency toward just one or two mobile chip releases per year makes it a slowpoke next to its ARM-based rivals. New CEO Brian Krzanich clear...
09:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Rolocule turns your iPhone and Apple TV into a Wii-style gaming system (video)
If you've ever wanted to hurl your iPhone through your TV while enthusiastically playing tennis, now's your chance. This week, Rolocule Games launched an iOS app -- Motion Tennis -- that turns your Ap...
08:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Mail adds simple Flickr photo sharing
Many criticized a pre-Marissa Mayer Yahoo for doing little to integrate acquisitions with its core services, even when they were popular services like Del.icio.us. We can't accuse the company of negli...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS dev channel gains Quickoffice powers, lets users edit native Excel and Word files
Chrome OS hardware continues to proliferate, and on the software front, Google continues to add features to the platform in the hopes of persuading more folks to exit the traditional PC paradigm. Toda...
08:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: More than a point release
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.This week is Microsoft's time to shine. Its Build conference, typically held later in the year, kicked off ...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget USC finds that D-Wave's quantum computer is real, maybe
D-Wave has had little trouble lining up customers for its quantum computer, but questions have persisted as to whether or not the machine is performing quantum math in the first place. University of S...
07:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget GameStop Expo puts the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in your hands this August
Whether or not you pay for GameStop's annual membership plan, the planet's largest video game retailer is opening the doors of the Las Vegas Sands Expo and Convention Center to the public for its annu...
06:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 350 - 06.28.13
We've made it to the big three-five-oh! Watch out, HD Podcast, we're closing in your 355 episode mark. Although the week in tech news wasn't terribly exciting, Brian was so pumped he ran nine blocks i...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Pixies release new single 'Bagboy' as BitTorrent bundle (video)
Yes, there have been BitTorrent bundles from high profile artists before, but it's still a nice surprise to see The Pixies release its first original song since 2004's Bam Thwok on the service. If you...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: OUYA, Aivia Osmium, iOS fragmentation
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 most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
05:41 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Huawei MediaPad 7 Youth tablet reaches the FCC
Huawei must know that not everyone is keen to make phone calls on a tablet -- that would explain why an unannounced WiFi-only slate, the MediaPad 7 Youth, has appeared at the FCC. The filing doesn't r...
05:22 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Smile, and JavaTutor's AI knows when you're learning online
College-age kids these days are pretty good at a few things: selfies, social oversharing and staring into screens. But can you leverage that self-obsession into a mechanism for learning? The mad scien...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Adobe's VP of Experience Design Michael Gough on Paper dependency and the omniscient gadget
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In this week's edition of our regular answer sessions, Adobe...
04:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Leeds turning telephone boxes into free WiFi kiosks, crowdsource your memories for posterity
Public WiFi projects don't normally involve antique restoration and historical crowd sourcing, but that's exactly what's going on in Leeds. Local telecoms company aql is renovating Giles Gilbert Scott...
04:19 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Nokia will pay you up to $300 to trade an old phone for a Lumia
Nokia's Lumia phones show promise despite the company's dwindling overall sales, and now's your chance to nab one at more affordable prices -- if you're willing to trade in an old phone, that is. The ...
03:54 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive Pro apps now available for iOS and Windows 8
Consumer apps for Microsoft's consumer cloud storage solution have been available for some time, but the enterprise version, SkyDrive Pro, now has a duo of applications up for grabs, too. iOS and Wind...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to acquire 10MHz of LTE spectrum from US Cellular in $308 million deal
LTE spectrum is a hot commodity, and if you're hurting for cash, it might not be a bad time to let some go. US Cellular just inked a deal to unload 10MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum, ...
03:04 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Reeder for iPhone goes free for now, gets Google Reader alternatives soon
Silvio Rizzi made the iPad and Mac versions of Reeder free to use in the wake of Google's plans to shut down Google Reader, but he left the iPhone app at its usual $3 price -- and its fate in the air....
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget PlayStation through the years: Mark Cerny on the PS4's roots and the brand's evolution (video)
The genesis story: the long-lead up to every console's launch usually leaves one in its wake. Typically, we get some sanitized version, appropriately molded by corporate PR and fed to the public with ...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget BlueStacks introduces the GamePop Mini, its first subscription-based 'free' game console
In an effort to outdo itself, BlueStacks is announcing the GamePop Mini for the cube-buying averse. The biggest difference between the Mini (seen above on the left) and the cube (the ... uh ... cube a...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Build 2013 event wrap-up
We came. We handled Windows 8.1. We grabbed news about the latest and greatest from Microsoft. We picked up a few new Steve Ballmer catch phrases ("touch touch touch touch!"). Then, we left. In a nuts...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Netflix Max hands-on: Jellyvision's take on your movie queue
Being a Netflix subscriber is almost like being cursed -- sure, you have access to untold troves of streaming TV shows and films, but how do you choose what to watch? The burden of choice weighs heavi...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 97: Made in the USA edition
The first week of July for those of us here in the States brings a barrage of cookouts, cold beverages and patriotism. In fact, we've dedicated the entirety of this week's double issue to the good ol'...
01:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Google Search field trial adds Gmail contact info to your search results, promises Google+ profile support soon
If you've already signed up to Google's experimental field trials, you might have started to notice people you know appearing within search queries. Expanding on shipping and flight results offered pr...
01:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Amazon Studios now accepting short video bids for feature films
Amazon Studios is hell-bent on developing movies and TV series, and on top of script submissions, it's now asking filmmakers to send in 2-15 minute long shorts to pitch their feature-length film ideas...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Blackberry shipped just 2.7 million BB 10 handsets last quarter (updated)
BlackBerry got off to a roaring start with with the Z10, which shipped a million devices in its first three weeks on the market and led many to predict there'd be at least 3 million shipped this quart...
12:27 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360 strikes live TV deal with Time Warner Cable, promises 'up to 300 of the most popular channels' later this summer
Xbox Live Gold members might have yet another reason not to go outdoors this summer, as Microsoft has just detailed a new TWC TV app for launch in the next few months. Joining the console's existing H...
12:25 pm -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10 not coming to BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
If you were hoping your BlackBerry PlayBook would get a taste of BlackBerry 10, think twice. Despite earlier plans, Thorsten Heins just revealed that the newer OS isn't coming to his company's tablet ...
11:45 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 spotted on Samsung Galaxy S 4, available to test now
A new version of Android (4.3, and still called Jelly Bean) is already doing the testing rounds on Samsung's Galaxy S 4 and thanks to some porting work from SAMMobile, it's apparently working on both ...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Facebook rolls out hashtag support for mobile web and related searches
Clickable hashtags are a major new Facebook feature, and now the social network is bringing them to the next level by rolling out related searches and mobile availability. We're talking about its mobi...
11:07 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry ships 6.8 million smartphones but loses $84 million in fiscal Q1 2014
Every quarter is pivotal for BlackBerry right now, but the one covered by today's earnings report (Q1 2014, in fiscal terms) is especially important. It's the first full period of Z10 availability and...
10:32 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Gmail app for Android returns quick-access delete button following user feedback
Confused by where that delete button went when you updated to the latest version of Android's Gmail app? You weren't the only one. The delete button has now reappeared alongside the archive option for...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Sceptre's Android-powered Sound Bar 2.1 makes any TV smart
Convergence, the dictionary tells us, is the point where two things combine, so imagine Sceptre's new hardware as the singles bar where speakers and Android first met. The SB301524W Sound Bar 2.1 marr...
09:03 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget US military will spend $23 billion on cyber defense, create its own secure 4G network
The US Department of Defense told a Washington thinktank yesterday that it would spend $23 billion in the next four years to kick its cyber defenses up a gear. That'll include building out a "secure 4...
08:07 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Dead island that inspired Skyfall comes to Google Street View
It goes by the name of Hashima, or Gunkanjima ("Battleship Island"), or even "The Dead Island", since it inspired the water-locked cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. As you can now see for yourself, courte...
08:07 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Dead island that inspired Skyfall comes to Google Street View (video)
It goes by the name of Hashima, or Gunkanjima ("Battleship Island"), or even "The Dead Island", since it inspired the water-locked cyberterrorist HQ in Skyfall. As you can see for yourself, courtesy o...
07:05 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget CompuLab MintBox 2 unveiled with four times the power, same Linux Mint flavor
Now that Linux Mint 15 is available, it's only fair that we get a new MintBox to match. The CompuLab and Linux Mint teams won't disappoint us on that front: they've just previewed the MintBox 2, a big...
05:48 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget FCC demands carriers protect customer privacy in declaratory ruling
Privacy has been a hot-button topic of late, no more so than in the area of telecommunications. Perhaps as a response to these concerns, the FCC voted today for a Declaratory Ruling that all carriers ...
04:56 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Planet Labs' fleet of 28 tiny satellites will send back aerial shots for cheap
With the goal of capturing frequent snapshots that show the planet's changes in real-time without breaking bank, California company Planet Labs has revealed its plan to launch 28 teensy satellites cal...
04:19 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Netflix renews 'Orange is the New Black' for season two, before season one launches
Netflix is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to building a library of first-run content, tonight announcing it's signed up new series Orange is the New Black for a second season, set ...
03:34 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget FCC to auction two pieces of 1,900MHz spectrum for mobile broadband
The FCC may be most concerned with portioning out lower frequencies to bandwidth-hungry carriers, but it's devoting some attention to higher bands today. The agency has voted in favor of auctioning o...
02:46 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Half-Life 2 crowbars its way out of Linux beta, brings Oculus Rift support with it
Valve's Half-Life 2 along with Episodes One and Two are out of beta and available for download on Steam for Linux, the company announced today. While we welcome any Half-Life news, it's hard to not g...
02:06 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Firefox gets a new logo, rolls out desktop and Android Beta updates
Firefox is an ever evolving beast, and that includes both its friendly orange fox logo, and its Beta channel browser. Today Mozilla unveiled the fourth Firefox logo, a (slightly) less textured and glo...
01:32 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Toshiba will launch 84-, 65- and 58-inch 4K TVs in August, prices start at $4,999
We caught a glimpse of Toshiba's second generation 4K TVs at CES in January and at a European event in March, and now the company has announced it's delivering three versions of the L9300U series this...
12:31 am -04 - Fri, June 28, 2013
Engadget Unity game engine to support Xbox One, gets a boost on Windows 8 and Windows Phone
When the Unity game engine runs virtually everywhere -- well, almost -- it's no surprise that Unity Technologies has just announced that the engine will support the Xbox One. However, the firm is also...
11:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Imgur launches meme generator, fuels your procrastination even more
Good Guy Greg or Scumbag Steve -- you decide which one Imgur is now that its new meme generator is ready to suck up more of your time. The tool comes with a bunch of popular templates, although you ca...
11:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Windows Store recommendations could one day reflect your usage patterns
Yesterday was the day Microsoft made Windows 8.1 available as a public download; today's the day we ask "what's next?" Here at the company's annual Build developer conference, we sat down with Ted Dwo...
11:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Vine for Android gets front camera support, upload manager
Twitter is certainly making up for lost time on Android -- just a few days after it upgraded Vine to address some early omissions, it's back with another round of improvements for the Google-inclined....
10:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.27.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:10 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Google working on an Android-powered game system, smart watch and new Nexus Q
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google might make another foray into living room hardware as it's currently developing an Android powered gaming console. Since that's just not enough of a rumor ...
10:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Visualized: The Lumia wall at Build 2013
What happens when you take 200 Lumia 820s and pin them to a wall? You get a 12,000 x 6,400-pixel display, natch. This week at Build 2013 in San Francisco, Nokia and Microsoft teamed up to show this ti...
09:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Foursquare checks into Windows 8 with its first native tablet app
For Windows 8 tablet users, becoming the mayor of your favorite fro-yo place (everybody's gotta have a dream) is about get easier. Just a few weeks after announcing a tablet UI customized for Android,...
09:16 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile holding a press event July 10th, promises 'boldest moves yet'
We're never ones to turn down a particularly intriguing teaser, so you can bet we'll be be there with bells on. T-Mobile's event's going down on July 10th in New York City. Beyond that, well, your gue...
09:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Google to loan Street View Trekker to third parties, build out Maps on the cheap
Are you a tourism board, non-profit, government agency, university or research organization? Google wants you to help add 360-degree imagery with its nifty Street View Trekker, through a brand-new loa...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music for iOS adds genres for more targeted filtering, thankfully omits rap-rock
Twitter's still tweaking its #Music app for iOS, currently the only mobile platform that's privy to the discovery service. Previously, users could only toggle through four categories (i.e., Popular, E...
08:12 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Apple patent stuffs two ports into one, saves space in your laptop
Port space is very limited on laptops, but Apple has just received a patent that could solve that problem in the simplest way possible: cramming two ports into one. Expanding on what we've seen with s...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Yep, Windows 8.1 RT looks just like regular Windows 8.1, performance hasn't changed
When we got hands-on with the Windows 8.1 preview earlier this week, it was on a Surface Pro -- i.e., an x86 PC running full Windows. Until today, though, we hadn't had a chance to try the software on...
07:25 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 RT looks just like regular Windows 8.1, performance hasn't changed
When we got hands-on with the Windows 8.1 preview earlier this week, it was on a Surface Pro -- i.e., an x86 system running full Windows. Until today, though, we hadn't had a chance to try the softwar...
07:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Tesla win in North Carolina paves the way for direct-to-consumer sales
Tesla Motors continues to buck the odds, celebrating a major victory in the North Carolina Senate this week. The North Carolina Automobile Dealers -- concerned about competition -- set its sights on t...
07:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Tesla wins in North Carolina, paves the way for direct-to-consumer sales
Tesla Motors continues to buck the odds, celebrating a major victory in the North Carolina Senate this week. The North Carolina Automobile Dealers -- concerned about competition -- set its sights on t...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Are you ready to talk operating systems? Well, we are. Tim, Brian and Peter are all back in the studio for another enlightening episode of the Engadget Podcast. Join us after the break, won't you?Comm...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Sprint Vital review: a decent mid-range phone that faces tough competition
A year or two ago, mid-range devices were nothing to gush about at neighborhood barbeques. Fast-forward to 2013, however, and smartphones listed at those middling price points are much more desirable....
06:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Facebook announces Android app beta testing program starting June 27th (that's today)
Facebook's always working on improving its mobile apps, and doing so for Android has proven to be a unique challenge. To aid in Android development, Facebook's starting up a new beta testing program t...
06:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Facebook announces Android app beta testing program starting June 27th (update: now with links)
Facebook's always working on improving its mobile apps, and doing so for Android has proven to be a unique challenge. To aid in Android development, Facebook's starting up a new beta testing program t...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Spotify confirms plans for original content at press event with Mayor Bloomberg
Spotify held a gathering in its movie poster-lined Chelsea offices this afternoon to announce that it would be increasing its presence in New York City. Part of the plan includes a brand new US headqu...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Trilogy slingshots to Nintendo's Wii U and Wii consoles on August 13th
As if its flock of angry fowl weren't already near-ubiquitous, Rovio's today announced an August 13th release date for the Wii and Wii U versions of Angry Birds Trilogy. The Finnish company had previ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody debuts app for Windows 8 at Microsoft Build 2013
Today during Microsoft's 2013 edition of Build, Rhapsody announced that it's releasing a version of its music app designed for the Windows 8 operating system. As you might expect, the Win8 variant wil...
05:47 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter plans North American expansion, launches in Canada this summer
That's right Canucks, Kickstarter's launching in your neck of the woods before the midnight sun sets for the season. The crowdfunding site released a teaser page today, announcing that it'll open up t...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft patent filing attempts to lock down games with multiple engines running concurrently
Shortly after Microsoft released its Xbox 360 HD update to Halo: Combat Evolved -- a game which allowed players to seamlessly switch between the original game's graphics and the update -- the company ...
05:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung lures former BlackBerry UK chief for EU business unit
When Rob Orr left his role as BlackBerry's UK and Ireland chief earlier this month, we knew it wouldn't be long before another company sought out his skills. Turns out, his final destination has been ...
04:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Renesas to shutter the modem business it acquired from Nokia in 2010
Today, Renesas is announcing that it's going to "discontinue" the wireless unit it acquired from Nokia. Finnish state media outlet YLE is reporting that all 808 of Renesas' employees in Finland will b...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Skype for iOS update brings unlimited free video messaging, unending joy
Earlier this month, Skype brought its video messaging to nearly every major platform. Now, the outfit updated the iOS version of its app to lend a hand with the video snippets. The latest version of t...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Handibot Smart Tool hits Kickstarter, cuts in 3D with mobile controls (video)
While CNC routers are part-digital by their nature, they haven't really kept up with the times: they're often fixed in place and don't easily adapt to unique tasks. ShopBot Tools hopes to modernize th...
03:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon opens up Kindle Worlds Store, for all your licensed fan fic needs
Come on now, why are you wasting your time here, when you could be reading some Gossip Girl fan fic? Roughly a month after announcing its licensed character publishing platform, Amazon has taken the w...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Guardian: NSA still collecting Americans' online data under Obama administration
Today, The Guardian reported that the Obama administration has permitted the NSA to collect large amounts of Americans' online data -- including email records -- for more than two years. The governmen...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget The Guardian: NSA still collecting Americans' online data under Obama administration
Today, The Guardian reported that the Obama administration has permitted the NSA to collect large amounts of Americans' online data -- including email records -- for more than two years. The governmen...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Anchor is like Facebook for the workplace, launches today on iOS and the web
We don't usually cover business software around these parts, but Anchor, a social networking app launching today on iOS, goes out of its way to look like a regular app. The brain child of a former GM ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Anchor is like Facebook for the workplace, launches today on iOS and the web (video)
We don't usually cover business software around these parts, but Anchor, a social networking app launching today on iOS, goes out of its way to look like a regular app. The brain child of a former GM ...
02:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget PayPal Galactic arrives to address the pressing issue of paying in space
Space tourism is coming, and it ain't gonna be cheap. The question is, how are the rich folks aboard such craft going to pay for... stuff? Since weighty cash is a non-starter, Paypal has unveiled the ...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Verizon reportedly offers more than $600 million to buy Wind Mobile
Verizon's curiosity about entering the Canadian market could represent more than just a brief fascination: Reuters claims that Big Red has made a "tentative" bid for Wind Mobile. While the exact price...
01:54 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Foxconn demos iPhone-friendly smartwatch with health sensors
Foxconn isn't waiting around for rumors of an Apple smartwatch to come true -- it's building a timepiece of its own. The company has just shown iPhone-compatible wristwear that previews Facebook messa...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Aereo coming to Chicago on September 13th
Between Chicago Hope, Chicago Fire and, erm, The Chicago Code, the Windy City's got a strong pedigree in television drama. That's why it makes perfect sense that streaming TV service Aereo is coming t...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Verizon 4G LTE reaches 500th market, initial network build-out now complete
Verizon was the first US carrier to launch (and famously fumble) its LTE rollout back in 2010, but its long road to 4G nationwide coverage has finally come to a near close. As of today, the operator's...
12:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Boomerang Android app tames Gmail inboxes with reminders
The previously Web-only Boomerang app for Gmail is now in open beta on Android. Just another mail app, right? Not quite -- Boomerang's hook is that it can bring messages back to your inbox if they hav...
12:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Visualized: The $15,000 Westinghouse 4K Whiteboard
We like dry erase whiteboards just as much as the next guy, but $15,000 like? Not so much. Of course, when we're given a chance to check out an 84-inch 4K LED whiteboard for free, we're more than happ...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget FCC listing exposes new Roku Streaming Stick remote with audio out
Roku introduced a new remote with audio out for its third generation player, and an FCC filing reveals its Streaming Stick will get the same treatment soon. The new remote adds a headphone out and... ...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Digg adds reader to its iOS app, offers instant Google Reader import
There's more than a few enterprises that have an eye on filling the void in the RSS market left by Google's curious withdrawal. Digg is one of those hoping to woo Mountain View's refugees and has upda...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget DuPont and PMA team up to embed Powermat wireless charging in Corian countertops
DuPont's managed to work its way into just about every home and place of business here in the US of A, but despite this nationwide proliferation, we haven't seen the Delaware-based chemicals giant mak...
09:29 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Bing Translator comes to Twitter's official Windows Phone app
It's not every day we see Windows Phone being used to launch a major new feature, but Twitter has done just that. An update to its official app has just enabled automatic translation if you happen to ...
09:05 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget WSJ outs Apple's iTunes Radio terms, says many are 'more generous' than Pandora's
According to a document obtained by the Wall Street Journal, Apple will pay 0.13 cents and 15 percent of advertising revenue to major labels for every song played on iTunes Radio in its first year, cl...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win one of five TonidoPlug personal cloud servers
There's a whole plethora of places to keep your data online, but without getting too political, there's no place like home, right? TonidoPlug is a tiny personal server that lets you access your images...
08:27 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Twitter update for BlackBerry brings image cards to older phones
Not all BlackBerry owners are ready for new phones just yet, but many of them still want to browse their Twitter feeds as efficiently as possible. A Twitter 4.2 update launching today should keep thos...
08:16 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget HTC One launches in 'glamor red', arrives in the UK next month
Flush from launching in the US in a Google-heavy iteration, HTC is rewarding its UK fans with a sultry "glamour red" option of the One smartphone. It'll arrive at retailer Phones 4U in mid-July, altho...
08:16 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget HTC One launches in 'glamor red', arrives in the UK next month (update: pricing)
Flush from launching in the US in a Google-heavy iteration, HTC is rewarding its UK fans with a sultry "glamor red" option of the One smartphone. It'll arrive at retailer Phones 4U in mid-July, althou...
08:16 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget HTC One launches in 'glamour red', arrives in the UK next month (update: pricing)
Flush from launching in the US in a Google-heavy iteration, HTC is rewarding its UK fans with a sultry "glamour red" option of the One smartphone. It'll arrive at retailer Phones 4U in mid-July, altho...
07:56 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget British Airways teams up with Designworks for electronic bag tags that nab info from your smartphone
Tired of ripping off those old luggage tags after a trip? Well, those could be a thing of the past if all goes according to plan -- at least when flying British Airways. The airline cooked up an elect...
07:28 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts update for iOS brings clickable URLs and sound alerts
Hangouts for iOS may have gotten off to a rocky start -- evidenced by its poor ratings in the App Store -- but it seems that Google is looking to right its wrongs in its first major update to the mess...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon AutoRip arrives in the UK, offers free MP3 versions for over 350,000 CDs
American Amazon shoppers have been offered free MP3 versions of their back catalog of music purchases since January and now Brits are getting the same deal, with vinyl tracks thrown in for good measur...
06:02 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Project Anarchy, Havok's mobile game development suite now available at no cost
Havok -- the physics middleware engine used by almost every big console and PC game -- announced its start-to-finish mobile game development suite will be available at no cost to developers. Project A...
04:58 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Sony posts PS3 4.46 firmware update, instructions to fix consoles busted by 4.45
After the 4.45 firmware update knocked some PlayStation 3s out of commission last week, Sony has fulfilled its promise of a fixed version. 4.46 is now available to download, while a series of steps ha...
04:51 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Drayson Racing sets electric land speed record at 204.2MPH (video)
Nissan's ZEOD RC may sound fast at 186MPH, but it's a slow poke next to Drayson Racing's B12/69EV. The modified Le Mans car just broke the FIA's land speed record, hitting 204.2MPH on a course at the ...
04:27 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Leef's Bridge USB flash drive lets you share files between your smartphone and computer
Sharing files between devices using the cloud is fine, but California firm Leef Technology believes it has a more direct approach: a USB key. Aptly named Bridge, the flash drive lets you copy files fr...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Sony expands high-end Cyber-shot lineup with RX100M2, full-frame RX1R (hands-on)
Sony's brilliant RX100 and RX1 advanced point-and-shoots will live to see another day. Instead of replacing these two well-received pocket cams, the company has opted to expand the upper end of its Cy...
03:36 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget PSA: You can now use your Amazon account to log into Lovefilm
You might be able to knock one password off your list, as you now have the option to log in to your Lovefilm account using Amazon credentials. The changeover is part of the online retail giant's recen...
02:44 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung launches 55-inch 'flawless' curved OLED TV in Korea
Just as the rumors foretold, Samsung has announced Korean availability of a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV. Priced at 15 million Korean won (around $13,000) Samsung claims its "Timeless Arena" design elimin...
02:26 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Twitter wants to make a 'DVR mode' for live TV events, offer delayed Twitter streams
Social media is very much about keeping up with what's happening right now -- but not everybody consumes live media simultaneously. What happens when you watch a time-shifted sporting event four hours...
01:55 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget DirecTV GenieGo takes the fight to Sling, brings TV streaming anywhere on PC and iOS
DirecTV recently switched the name of its Nomad transcoding device to GenieGo to match its new DVRs, a change we first noticed on its Android app. On Windows PC and iOS the apps are about to get a new...
01:26 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile leak hints Lumia 925 and Xperia Z may launch on July 17th
T-Mobile customers may have to sit tight for a little while longer if they're planning to pick up a Nokia Lumia 925 or Sony Xperia Z. TmoNews has reportedly obtained a roadmap from the UnCarrier that ...
12:50 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 355 - 06.26.13
Okay, we're day a late, but we're not $50 dollars short since Richard avoided the World War Z 'Mega Ticket.' That much and only a small popcorn? No, thanks. Despite seeing the movie twice for regular ...
12:11 am -04 - Thu, June 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt NYC wrap-up
Well, that's fun. We've wrapped up Engadget and gdgt's first-ever combined New York City event, and boy howdy did we have a heck of a night. A whole bunch of readers braved the heatwave to queue up ho...
11:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.26.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Internet radio is inhuman
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I gripped the handset, twirling the coiled wire around my wrist, lis...
10:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget HTC posts kernel source code for One Google Play edition
Officially, the HTC One Google Play edition exists for tinkering with an unfettered Android experience. Owners need the code to do that, of course -- and HTC has quickly followed up by posting the ker...
10:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft follows Google's lead, files request to reveal more data about FISA orders
The Wall Street Journal reports that in a move similar to Google's request last week, Microsoft has submitted a motion to the secret FISA court to authorize the release of "aggregate data" about the r...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget IE 11 on Windows 8.1 preview supports HTML5 Netflix streaming right now
Netflix recently detailed some of the technological developments needed to transition from Silverlight to HTML5 streaming video in the browser, and in a notable turn one of the first companies on boar...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Japanese robots Kirobo and Mirata set for launch, literally
Don't get excited about buying the new robots created by Japanese company Dentsu in conjunction with Toyota and the University of Tokyo -- they won't be hitting stores anytime soon. However, do get ex...
09:18 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft confirms Internet Explorer 11 is coming to Windows 7
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft has pushed out a revamped version of Internet Explorer that is supposed to be significantly faster than its predecessor, not to mention the fact that it claims to be easier...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sony adds Indie Games category to PSN, brings Hotline Miami to the Vita (video)
As much as we'd like to talk about Sony's increasing hospitality toward independent developers, we're a little too anxious. You see, the company has just added an indie games channel to its handheld c...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Google Earth update brings Street View and streamlined interface to iOS
Google's taking iOS version of its Earth mapping app up to 7.1. The update brings a few new features, including, most notably, the addition of its Street View imagery -- following a similar update to ...
08:13 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Dish withdraws its offer to buy Clearwire
And with that, Dish is (seemingly) out of the running: following a decision to back away from buying Sprint, the satellite TV giant has also withdrawn its bid for Clearwire. The company is bowing out ...
08:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for June 26th: Panasonic 42-inch LED HDTV, Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the bes...
07:37 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Google refreshes Maps and Earth with 800,000 megapixels of new satellite imagery
It's not easy being a satellite; permanent imaging gear becomes outdated mere months after launch, and Mother Nature is constantly caught photobombing close-ups, throwing naughty clouds between a lens...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield retail launch delayed to July due to third-party component issue
NVIDIA's Shield won't arrive on its previously announced date of June 27th, instead moving its launch date to an undetermined point in July. A statement issued by NVIDIA explains the delay ambiguously...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Recon Jet HUD now available for pre-order in $499 Pilot Edition
Want to embrace Recon Instruments' sunglasses-based vision of the future before it officially reaches store shelves? You can: the company has just started pre-orders for its Jet heads-up display in a ...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Apple launches online store in Russia, avoids Yakov Smirnoff gags
It was last summer when we first heard the rumblings that Apple was preparing to launch a retail presence in Russia, and a year later, it's arrived. The company has opened a localized version of its o...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Google Search Android app updated with location-based offers, voice-activated music playback
Jelly Bean users running Android 4.1 or later can now snag a few more features with Google's Search app. The update (version number varies depending on your device) delivers three notable additions. T...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sony's unannounced Reader PRS-T3 leaks out at the FCC
Last summer, Sony's PRS-T2 e-reader was leaked when it visited the FCC, and was available for pre-order a week ahead of its official launch. Therefore, it's with a sense of deja-vu that we tell you th...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sony's unannounced Reader PRS-T3 leaks out at the FCC (updated)
Last summer, Sony's PRS-T2 e-reader was leaked when it visited the FCC, and was available for pre-order a week ahead of its official launch. Therefore, it's with a sense of deja-vu that we tell you th...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off optical character recognition for Windows 8
Microsoft already showed off a new Bing platform and 3D maps for Windows 8 today at Build 2013, and now it's revealed that optical character recognition (OCR) is coming to the OS as well. Of course, O...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off 3D imagery, architecture trivia for Windows 8.1 Maps
We didn't exactly get the most in-depth look at it, but Microsoft has just teased a few new features that you'll be able to find in the new Windows 8.1 Maps app. That includes 3D imagery that'll allow...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft demos Lego Mindstorm EV3 platform using Surface-controlled robot
Robot toys aren't what you'd normally expect from Microsoft's developer-focused Build conference, but that's just what the company served up today. In a chat about developer tools, Microsoft's VP of W...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft demos Lego Mindstorms EV3 platform using Surface-controlled robot
Robot toys aren't what you'd normally expect from Microsoft's developer-focused Build conference, but that's just what the company served up today. In a chat about developer tools, Microsoft's VP of W...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft launches Bing platform for developers
Microsoft wants developers to make Bing a central part of their apps, and it's powering that with a new developer platform unveiled today at Build. The Bing kit will let programmers tap the search eng...
05:07 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Stock Android edition Samsung GS4 and HTC One hit Google Play Store
Look, you said you wanted pure Android. You said custom skins were always second best. Well, today's the day to show Samsung and HTC that you're not just all talk. The two best Google-powered phones o...
05:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2013 preview now available for download, 5,000 new APIs in Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 isn't just good news for users, as the new OS version is also bringing the goodies for developers as well, in the form of 5,000 new APIs for devs to play with. Along with 8.1's arrival is ...
05:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Internet Explorer 11 to support WebGL and MPEG Dash
Few would say that consistency is good for its own sake. Microsoft certainly agrees -- it just revealed at Build that Internet Explorer 11 will reverse the company's previously cautious stance on WebG...
05:04 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2013 preview: now available for download, 5,000 new APIs in Windows 8.1
Windows 8.1 isn't just good news for users, as the new OS version is also bringing the goodies for developers as well, in the form of 5,000 new APIs for devs to play with. Along with 8.1's arrival is ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget HTC One Google Play edition hands-on (video)
Samsung might have pleasantly surprised us with a Galaxy S 4 running stock Android at Google I/O last month, but it wasn't long before HTC followed suit with its own announcement regarding the One. Of...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition hands-on (video)
It's probably not a huge stretch to say that Samsung's Galaxy S 4 running stock Android was the biggest surprise to come out of Google I/O last month. The handset -- officially called Samsung Galaxy S...
04:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Next-gen Kinect for Windows opens dev kit applications, costs $400
Microsoft's new version of Kinect for Xbox One is also headed to the world of PCs, like its previous incarnation. The new Kinect for Windows sensor won't be available publicly until some point in 2014...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Fresh Flipboard, Facebook and NFL Fantasy Football apps coming to Windows 8
Windows 8.1 preview was the first big announcement to come out of Build 2013, but Ballmer's not done with the software goodies. Turns out, Facebook, Flipboard and NFL Fantasy Football apps are coming ...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Fresh Flipboard, Facebook and NFL Fantasy Football apps coming to Windows 8 (update: Flipboard video)
Windows 8.1 preview was the first big announcement to come out of Build 2013, but Ballmer's not done with the software goodies. Turns out, Facebook, Flipboard and NFL Fantasy Football apps are coming ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 in-depth hands-on: features, apps, impressions and screenshots
The last time we wrote about Windows 8.1, we had lots to talk about, but very little to share in the way of hands-on impressions. You see, though Microsoft unveiled loads of new features, apps and UI ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft 'approaching' 100,000 apps in the Windows Store, boasts app downloads in the 'hundreds of millions'
Companies love milestones nearly as much as bees love honey, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Microsoft would take advantage of Build 2013 to announce as much positive news as it possibly...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 to support 3D printing through native API
As quickly as 3D printers have taken off, they haven't had true OS-level support. Microsoft is fixing that with Windows 8.1: a built-in API will let developers weave 3D printing into their own apps. W...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft teases a Metro-style version of Office, no word yet on availability (update)
We already knew that Windows RT tablets would be getting their very own Outlook app with Windows 8.1, but apparently Microsoft has even more plans up its sleeve. Here at Build, the company is teasing ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 in-depth hands-on: features, apps, impressions and screenshots (video)
The last time we wrote about Windows 8.1, we had lots to talk about, but very little to share in the way of hands-on impressions. You see, though Microsoft unveiled loads of new features, apps and UI ...
03:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Build 2013 opening keynote liveblog!
Hello, and welcome to sunny San Franciscso where Microsoft is about to kick off its annual Build developer conference. We already know today is the day Windows 8.1 becomes available as a public previe...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Apple details iOS 7's improved business credentials
While iOS already has a place in the corporate world, that spot isn't guaranteed when there's competition with both a renewed BlackBerry and Samsung's Knox. Accordingly, Apple isn't leaving anything ...
03:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget WearIT brings its prototype smart watch to CE Week, we go eyes-on
It'd be hard to go hands-on with the WearIT smart watch given that it's still very much a prototype and its touchscreen is ... well, it's not enabled yet. But we did get a chance to put our hands to t...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sony's new RX100MII and RX1R high-end point-and-shoots leaked in press images
Sony's rumored to be unveiling two new point-and-shoots later this month, but a pair of leaked press shots at least spoil how both cameras are going to look. First up, the RX100MII, rumored to pack an...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget We're live at Microsoft Build 2013!
This time of year, developer conferences and the Moscone Center in San Francisco go together about as well as hamburgers and hot dogs. We enjoyed Google's and Apple's annual conventions last month, an...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Withings Pulse hands-on
Just how many activity trackers can this emerging, but admittedly niche market support? We have no idea, but Withings is hoping that there's room for at least one more. The company will be releasing t...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Poppy turns iPhone into View-Master-like 3D display and camera (video)
Remember the View-Master? We've already seen goggles from Hasbro and Sanwa that transform the iPhone into a 3D viewer, but Poppy plans to spice things up by adding 3D photo and video capture to the mi...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Pioneer's SC-79 uses HDBaseT to feed HDMI video throughout the home (hands-on video)
In addition to showcasing its new speaker bar, Pioneer is talking up three audio-video receivers here at CE Week, including one that offers a pretty nifty industry first feature. Though the trio of ho...
02:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sky adding more on demand content, revamping Go apps for summer
Lounging around in the sun is great and all, but what to do on a rainy day? One option is to get some TV time in, and Sky's got a few updates to share that might tempt you in front of a screen on drea...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget HTC 8XT with Windows Phone and BoomSound launching on Sprint this summer
HTC's bone-shaking BoomSound front facing speakers are making their way to Windows Phone later this year. The 8XT, which appears to be a slightly tweaked variant of last year's 8X, will launch on Spri...
02:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sprint launching Samsung ATIV S Neo with unlimited LTE for $150 after rebate this summer
There may not be too many mobile-focused surprises at Microsoft Build, as Sprint has just let slip its two biggest pieces of news. In addition to HTC's 8XT, the company will carry Samsung's latest Win...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Pioneer introduces first sound bar in 15 years: six speakers and a subwoofer for $399 (hands-on)
The last time Pioneer introduced a speaker bar was 1998, but 15 years later the company's giving it another go. The just-announced speaker bar system, the SP-SB23W, will retail for $399 this fall -- r...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Olloclip announces 2x telephoto lens for iPhone 5, we go hands-on
Remember the Olloclip lens for the iPhone 4? That model's done mighty well in Apple retail stores, so it's only fitting that there's a follow-up. Today at the CE Week line show in New York, we got a l...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Inductees to 2013 Internet Hall of Fame revealed, class includes 32 new members
Over the course of the past 12 months, the internet has witnessed negotiations between big-name sites, taken us inside the minds of social media innovators, and even given us a front row seat to what ...
01:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Discovery Communications working on a HBO Go-esque streaming service
Discovery Channel, DMAX, 3NET (with Sony and IMAX) and Revision 3 owner Discovery Communications is pondering an HBO Go-style streaming service. In an interview with Reuters, company boss John Hendric...
01:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu ARROWS A 202F launching on SoftBank this week, Snapdragon 600 and 3,000mAh battery in tow (video)
Fast smartphones are great and all, but they're useless once the battery goes flat. Fujitsu aims to solve that with the ARROWS A 202F. Launching with SoftBank in Japan later this week, the phone featu...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Intel Labs measures cognitive workload of distracted drivers, we go eyes-on with the demo (video)
Many studies have shown that any kind of distracted driving is a bad thing, but Intel wanted to take a closer look at our driving behavior to determine if we could avoid it in the first place. Paul Cr...
01:13 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sharp announces first THX-certified 4K TV, the $8,000 Aquos Ultra
Sharp has just revealed the Aquos Ultra at CE Week, a 70-inch Ultra HDTV the company says is the only THX-certified 4K model on the market. Calling it the company's "best designed TV ever," Sharp said...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Maingear launches liquid-cooled Epic series with 4th-gen Intel Core-i7 CPUs
Liquid-cooled rigs are de rigeur for serious PC gamers, but Maingear knows there are plenty who'd rather crowbar headcrabs than fiddle with plumbing. To that end, the company's just buttressed its wat...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini gets July 1st release date at Phones 4U, costs more than a GS3
Samsung's dinkier S4 variant will be available to buy in the UK, starting next week. Phones 4U promises that it'll be posting its Galaxy S4 Mini preorders on Monday July 1st, while smaller phone selle...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget StickNFind launches SDK, lets coders harness its Bluetooth stickers
When StickNFind burst onto the scene at the start of the year, the company promised that an SDK wouldn't be too far behind. True to the company's word, the toolbox has arrived, enabling developers to ...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Imagination Tech reveals Warrior CPU core to fight (uphill) battle against ARM
This news isn't remotely surprising, given Imagination Tech's recent acquisition of CPU designer MIPS, but reporting it still gives us a little flutter of excitement. And for good reason: Imagination ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Nokia brings Augmented Reality to the employment market with JobLens
Once Sesame Street starts using Augmented Reality, you know the tech is no longer considered a niche affair. Strangely enough, however, we haven't actually seen an AR app that caters to job seekers, b...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft, Telefonica teaming up to push Windows Phone 8 devices in Europe, Latin America
Windows Phone 8 may be third in the league table, but we doubt Microsoft is satisfied with its bronze medal. That's why it's signed a one year marketing deal with Telefonica that'll see the world's fi...
11:05 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W2 shows up prematurely, packs color-matching backlit soft keys (hands-on)
After the official product shot leaked in late May, we knew it wouldn't be long before Huawei's Ascend W2 makes an official appearance. Well, today's the day, but as the company's second-ever Windows ...
10:38 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Twitch Android app updated with persistent login, followed channels
An update for the Twitch.tv app on Android is finally letting users log into their accounts, providing easier access to their personal favorites out of the top 300 live streaming channels. Features st...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Nokia to stream its New York Lumia event, teases 41 million reasons to tune in
For anyone that won't be attending Nokia's incoming New York event, you won't have to sit in silence until the news breaks, because the entire event will be streamed from Nokia's own Conversations sit...
09:03 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Dropbox update for iOS adds swipe gestures, multi-file sharing
Dropbox's latest update for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch solves some of the minor niggles we've had with its iOS version. You can now share links to folders direct from the app, while the refresh also ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Philips launches HTL9100 Fidelio soundbar with detachable speakers
Philips announced the HTL9100 soundbar as part of its Fidelio lineup at this year's CES, and now it's available for $1,077 (£699) at retail. Like Voltron, the soundbar comes with detachable part...
07:55 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Motorola's new smartphone leaked, reportedly being tested on Sprint 4G
That long-teased Motorola X phone might be approaching an official release, if you believe what you're staring at above. Phone Arena says it received the glare-heavy photo from a source that's testing...
07:29 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Onkyo's CS-255 docks your iPhone 5 for $300 this August
Onkyo's late to the iPhone 5 party with the CS-255 Lightning dock, but considering the company's history of quality we'll forgive it. It may be hard to justify that tardiness given the CS-255's $299 p...
06:32 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Discovery launches trio of TV streaming apps for Windows Phone
Windows Phone 8 users whose TV habits revolve around MythBusters, Cake Boss and cute pets are in luck: Discovery has just posted three apps for their platform of choice. The new Animal Planet, Discove...
05:22 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Xbox One: chat headset not included
Today Microsoft confirmed another disappointing detail about the Xbox One's launch -- unlike the Xbox 360 Pro SKU, it won't pack a chat headset in the box. In a statement to Ars Technica, the company ...
04:40 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Square Market launches, provides easy online storefronts for small businesses
We've come to know Square for its efforts in making it easier for small -- and not so small -- businesses to get paid in real life with card readers, iPad registers and apps, but its latest project is...
03:48 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Intel Labs developing 'talking' tail lights for safer roads, we go eyes-on (video)
Smarter headlights could guide you out of a rainstorm, but intelligent tail lights could enable communication between vehicles. At least, that's the idea behind a collaborative Connected Vehicle Safet...
03:15 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design
After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been resp...
02:52 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget LG G2 purportedly spied in promo shots, may carry backside volume buttons
LG has teased the Optimus G's successor for awhile, but we've seen precious little of the phone's design. We may have just received a better peek: a tipster has sent @evleaks some images that appear t...
02:13 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Intel's working on DIY programmable home automation, we go eyes-on with its proof-of-concept (video)
The internet of things is growing, friends, and Intel knows it. From WiFi lightbulbs to smart thermostats and door locks, it seems that most everything in our homes will have some sort of connectivity...
01:30 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget SK Telecom launches the world's first LTE-Advanced network, and the Galaxy S4 LTE-A
Just days after an LTE-Advanced variant of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 leaked, Korean carrier SK Telecom has officially announced it's launching the world's first LTE-Advanced wireless network. The Galaxy S4...
01:16 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:45PM ET
It's Monday Tuesday, 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 9:45PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure ...
12:53 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile Prism II from Huawei is official, yours tomorrow for $116 outright
If you're looking to tap into one of T-Mobile's low-cost unlimited plans but are feeling squeamish about paying for your phone outright, then you might be curious about the Prism II: a new budget smar...
12:12 am -04 - Wed, June 26, 2013
Engadget JetBlue begins Fly-Fi flight testing, on track for Q3 launch
Adding satellite WiFi to an airplane isn't as simple as mounting an antenna up top and flipping the switch on a router -- even installing a cockpit printer requires FAA approval, so as you can expect,...
11:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Los Angeles puts ridesharing companies on notice, demands local permits
Someone didn't get the memo, apparently. Despite California's Public Utilities Commission giving ridesharing services the all clear on a statewide level, Los Angeles' Department of Transportation has ...
11:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Xbox Music web version launching next week, Microsoft confirms
Microsoft's Xbox Music will launch on the web "next week," a company representative confirmed to Engadget this afternoon. The service was previously only available to folks using various Microsoft dev...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.25.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Xperia Z Ultra makes its way through the FCC
Sony's new mondo handset, the Xperia Z Ultra, was just revealed to the world today, and so it should come as no surprise that the new phone has just received Uncle Sam's seal of approval. That's right...
09:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Google Currents for iOS updated with audio playlists and vertical article pagination
They may not be anything new to the Android faithful, but Google's today brought a few notable additions to the iOS version of Currents. First, the software now sorts audio playlists for any listening...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung posts kernel source code for Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T, Galaxy Note 8.0 with LTE
Samsung may have been busy this past week with the launches of the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy Note 8.0, but it hasn't forgotten its duties to Android programmers. It just posted the kernel source cod...
08:54 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Mad scientists turn roaches into cyborgs, control them with Kinect, laugh at nature
We'd love to tell you that the researchers at North Carolina State University aren't monsters who implant circuits on living things so that those living things do their bidding, but we'd be lying. The...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Developer Edition for Verizon now shipping for $650
Samsung's online listing for the Galaxy S 4 Developer Edition is back, and now you can actually follow through on a purchase. The device, currently available for Verizon customers, can be yours for th...
07:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Foursquare for Android and iOS now lets you check friends in, with permission
If you regularly hang out with Foursquare aficionados, you've likely seen conversations grind to a halt as everyone dutifully checks in at the same restaurant. A fresh update to Foursquare's Android a...
07:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Chromebook Pixel gets new Google+ Photos app for easier backups, sharing
It may not exactly be enough to make the high-end price tag any more palatable, but Chromebook Pixel owners now have another small exclusive to call their own. Google has just released a new Google+ P...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 44: Education with Google, OLPC, Code.org, LeapFrog, SparkFun, Adafruit and more
It's time to rethink the way our children learn. It's all a bit overwhelming, attempting to restructure the age-old classroom model, particularly in a system as bogged down in bureaucratic red tape as...
06:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Editorial: As Google Reader dies, reading struggles to be reborn
When Google announced it was pulling Reader's plug (which will happen next week), the outcry was loud and viral. If I may speak for those who were most wounded by the knife in Reader's back, the annou...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Romo update adds telepresence, lets kids terrorize siblings remotely (video)
Romo first rolled into our lives via Kickstarter. Since then we've seen it return leaner and meaner, with more improvements just announced. Romotive tells us that an app update coming today brings ful...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Google Transparency Report now tracks malware and phishing sites
Google's Transparency Report has long warned us about the dangers of government overreach, but that's not the only threat online -- there's plenty of malware to go around. Accordingly, Google is expan...
05:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Astronomers find three planets in Gliese 667C's habitable zone
Astronomers have a good day when they detect one planet inside a star system's habitable zone. A mostly European team of researchers must be giddy, then, as it just found three of those ideally locate...
05:17 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget YouView releases Android app for remote recording and weekly listings
As promised by the free-to-view UK TV service, YouView's finally launched its dedicated Android app. Offering the ability to browse a full week of program listings for its collection of over 70 TV and...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Agent smartwatch SDK released, developers can start tinkering
Four days after hitting its Kickstarter goal, Agent Watches has released the SDK for its smartwatch. The watches won't ship until December, but all developers need to start working is the emulator and...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA unveils GeForce GTX 760, brings modern Kepler down to $249 (video)
NVIDIA has been gradually lowering the base pricing for its desktop GeForce 700 series, but few outside of the hardcore gamer set would say the $399 GTX 770 was affordable. Enter the GeForce GTX 760: ...
03:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Patent challengers must prove they have a 'significant presence' in the US: ITC
The International Trade Commission has become increasingly tired of all the patent mischief it's forced to deal with, just as we've become tired of reporting on it. That's why its latest defense again...
03:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced leaks out in red and blue
Variants -- Samsung's clearly a fan of them. Need solid evidence of that? Just look to the company's recent London event where a slew of Galaxy S4 products, like the Active, the Mini and the Zoom were...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sprint shareholders approve Softbank merger
Sprint and Softbank are officially approved to merge by Sprint shareholders, the companies announced this morning. According to Sprint, approximately 98 percent of shareholders at today's meeting vote...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Firefox updated to support 3D games, video calls and more
The latest version of Firefox (22) is full of big new features. Most notably, the latest update adds support for 3D gaming (care of Epic Games), for video and voice calls as well as file sharing "with...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a studio desk, courtesy of Bluelounge!
Typically, our weekly giveaways feature gadgets, but we like to spiff things up on occasion. If you're fed up with your current computer desk or workstation (or perhaps you just need a new one for kic...
02:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Zeebox launches developer portal, widens access to its second screen platform
Zeebox is clearly busy these days. It just added automatic show syncing and recommendations to its second screen app a few days ago, and it's back with a new developer portal that opens the Zeebox API...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE lands on Verizon with faster data, more letters
This isn't too big of a surprise given a preceding leak earlier this month, but Verizon and Casio have now gotten official with their latest, and suitably rugged, G'zOne phone. As the name suggests, t...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6 review: a beautiful handset, but performance is lacking
More InfoHuawei Ascend P6 officially announcedHuawei Ascend P6 specs leakedNew Huawei P6-U06 spy shots show off black, brushed metallic bodyWell, what do we have here? Okay, let's scrap the faux surpr...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Barnes and Noble posts $119 million loss in Q4 2013, will partner with third party on future Nook tablets
Barnes and Noble has not had an easy go of it. The brick and mortal stalwart has seen its revenues and profits steeply decline as we've entered the age of the ebook. In fact, profits haven't just shru...
12:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony starts upgrading Xperia Z to Android 4.2.2
We dinged Sony for shipping the Xperia Z with an old version of Android, but the company is catching up today by posting an upgrade to Android 4.2.2. Most owners receiving the update are carrying unbr...
11:55 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Pebble Android App update brings Google Hangouts notifications
With all the work that Google's put into Hangouts lately, it'd be a shame to miss out when you're pinged to join one, no? If you happen to be sporting a Pebble smartwatch that scenario will be less li...
11:03 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget OUYA hits retailers for $100, promptly sells out at Amazon
OUYA has unlocked a major achievement today: the teensy crowdfunded gaming console is now available at retail, after a slight delay from the June 4th date it promised earlier. That's good news for eve...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Saints Row IV banned in Australia due to 'unjustified' evil
For every tearful accountant at Saints Row HQ, there must be a gleeful marketing person punching the air, playing mini golf and doing whatever else marketing people do when they're full of glee. Confl...
10:08 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony's SBH52 Smart Bluetooth clip acts as your secondary handset
HTC may have its Mini Bluetooth handset, but Sony thinks such implementation works best as a big clip without the numeric pad. Dubbed the SBH52, this splashproof device comes with FM radio, a headphon...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra: hands-on with a 6.4-inch Android phone
Sony's been explaining the design story behind its new Xperia range at a UK briefing, how it's trying to balance both the dematerialization of tech (touchscreens, gesture interfaces) and a design that...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra: hands-on with a 6.4-inch Android phone (update: video)
Sony's been explaining the design story behind its new Xperia range at a UK briefing, how it's trying to balance both the dematerialization of tech (touchscreens, gesture interfaces) and a design that...
09:04 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony announces the Xperia SP M35t, its first TD-LTE device for China Mobile
Announced alongside the Xperia C just now is the TD-LTE version of the Xperia SP (M35t), and naturally, it's headed to China Mobile who pretty much owns the technology right now. Like before, the devi...
08:58 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia C S39h is company's first MediaTek device, does the dual-SIM trick
There's no denying that MediaTek is becoming mainstream these days, to the point that even Sony finally decided to join the party. The manufacturer's first attempt in this space is the Xperia C (S39h)...
08:30 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony SmartWatch 2 unveiled: a water-resistant 'second screen' for Android devices
Sony's taking a second stab at the fledgling wearable category it helped pioneer with today's announcement of the SmartWatch 2. The Android-powered wristwatch retains the familiar remote functionality...
08:19 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra official with 6.4-inch 1080p screen and 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 chip, global launch in Q3 2013
Sony's unveiled its latest addition to its Xperia Z series, a new smartphone that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet once more -- the appropriately-named Xperia Z Ultra. Packing a 6.4-inch d...
08:02 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 Start button makes cameo in Server 2012 R2 Preview
It's back! Yes, what you're looking at above is the Start button (plus matching options) that's been rumored to return with Windows 8.1 (formerly "Blue"). Yesterday .NET developer Robert McLaws tweete...
07:33 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung denies giving up on desktop PC tower business
Yesterday, The Korea Times reported that Samsung was to close its "unprofitable" desktop PC business as "demand for conventional desktop PCs is going down," according to an unnamed spokesperson. The w...
07:13 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Google Groups' latest collaboration tools now available to all users
Ever get the impression that organizing an event is like herding feral kittens? If so, then you might want to check out Google Groups. If you're unfamiliar with the service, Groups are basically bulle...
06:08 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony Music Unlimited for iOS gains offline mode, 320 Kbps streams
Sony Music Unlimited is still a relative newbie on the iOS scene, but users will soon find a new revision that brings high-quality streaming and offline playback to the fold. According to Sony, versio...
05:12 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Blackberry releases Secure Work Space for iOS and Android
Paranoid corporate types living in fear of bring-your-own-device employees can soon relax: BlackBerry has just launched its Secure Work Space app, right on schedule. It'll allow organizations to mana...
05:12 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry releases Secure Work Space for iOS and Android (video)
Paranoid corporate types living in fear of bring-your-own-device employees can soon relax: BlackBerry has just launched its Secure Work Space app, right on schedule. It'll allow organizations to manag...
04:44 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Seiki launches 39-inch 4K TV for $699, expects 65-inch model by fall
You thought Seiki's 50-inch 4K TV was affordable? You haven't seen anything yet. The company is releasing a 39-inch 4K set before the end of June for $699, with pre-orders at Sears starting on the 27t...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget AT&T to open Foundries in Atlanta and Dallas that focus on home automation, device-to-device tech
AT&T launched its first Foundries primarily as mobile app incubators, but the carrier is switching focus tonight: it just unveiled plans to open more hardware-oriented Foundries in Atlanta and Dal...
03:52 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 24th - 30th)
The NHL and NBA playoffs have wrapped for the year, so we're officially into summer vacation programming. Look below for the highlights this week, followed after the break by our weekly listing of wha...
03:21 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Gigabit Squared outlines Seattle fiber prices: 1Gbps for $80 per month
Ultra-high-speed fiber-to-the-home from Gigabit Squared isn't scheduled to light up Seattle until 2014, but the outfit's just revealed what it aims to charge for its blisteringly-fast internet service...
02:36 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable taps into Starz Play and Encore Play
Many subscribers of Starz and Encore have known the joy of free, on-demand movies for some time now, but customers of Time Warner Cable are more likely accustomed to another feeling -- one of exclusio...
01:44 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Apple allegedly looking into MacBook Air WiFi issue, replacing machines
We've been hearing from several of our readers about an issue with WiFi stability on Apple's latest (and greatest) Haswell-equipped MacBook Air. The problem appears to be rare but is clearly affecting...
01:42 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Homebrew 8-bit computer packs in 16 cores, multitasks like a champ
It looks like Jake Eisenmann has done it again. A couple of years after the hobbyist hacker built his first 8-bit computer, he's cobbled together yet another one, but this time with a whopping 16 core...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless ILC ships in July with 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, $700 price tag
In January of 2012, Fujifilm first detailed its APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor -- the company promised superior image quality, thanks to a design that omitted an optical low-pass filter, and it delivered, ...
12:31 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Sony puts micro ads on Wimbledon player, ushers in an era of 4K marketing
Sony is shipping its Bravia X9 line of 4K TVs in the UK this week, and it wants to convey the advantages of all those extra pixels. The solution? Advertising that's as finely detailed as the screens t...
12:02 am -04 - Tue, June 25, 2013
Engadget Rdio updates family plan, bumps the limit to five users for $32.99 a month
On its blog today, Rdio announced that it will now support up to five people on its family plan. Previously, only three customers were able to buddy up on the music-streaming service, with monthly pri...
11:28 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Respawn Entertainment talks Xbox Live Cloud, praises its multiplayer servers
Microsoft's been quick to point out how its beefing up the Xbox Live Cloud in preparation for its next wunderconsole, and now Respawn Entertainment is stepping in to detail just what Redmond's archite...
10:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.24.2013
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...
10:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1 goes stable, set for release tonight
Just over a month has passed since CyanogenMod 10.1 went into a release candidate phase, and now it's getting ready to emerge from its development cocoon as a stable release. The code isn't available ...
09:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget LeapFrog shows off $150 LeapPad Ultra tablet, arriving July 17th (hands-on)
LeapFrog's latest tablet just couldn't wait to show off for the camera, making its on-screen debut over at the FCC's site a few weeks back. The kid-friendly tech company was finally ready to show the ...
09:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt NYC liveblog
It's been too long since we've thrown one of our shindigs with gdgt -- and we're changing that right this second. If you can't make it to our bash at 82Mercer in NYC tonight, you can at least follow a...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Ziphius aquatic drone hits Kickstarter, we go hands-on with an updated prototype
If you followed our Insert Coin: New Challengers contest at our first-ever Expand event, you may recognize this guy. The Ziphius, an WiFi-enabled aquatic drone powered by a Raspberry Pi, won $25,000 i...
09:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Google Cloud Playground lets you dip your toes in the Cloud Platform waters
Google's Cloud Platform holds a certain amount of appeal for developers looking to quickly build robust web apps. Of course, getting started is a bit involved. You'll first need to download and instal...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Acer's 8.1-inch Iconia W3 tablet now on sale in the US
If you've wanted full-blown Windows 8 in bite-size form, you now have your chance: the Acer Iconia W3 is on sale in the US. The 8.1-inch slate is in stock at both Office Depot and Staples, starting at...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget NetNewsWire 4 enters open beta, gives Mac owners a new, local RSS reader option
As Google Reader's closing in on the end of its days, a spate of new RSS aggregators have popped up to replace it. Sure, web-based readers from AOL, Digg or Feedly could do the trick, but what if you ...
08:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: Microsoft porting first-party game franchises to Android and iOS
Microsoft is selective about where its first-party game franchises appear -- outside of lightweight releases like Kinectimals and Wordament, it prefers to use games as technology showcases and system ...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget EMW kick-starts JuiceBox, a $99 Level 2 DIY charging station
Electric vehicle charging stations aren't cheap: one of the most affordable Level 2 (240V) units sells for $450 and only supplies 16A. Electric Motor Works (EMW) -- which is best known for its electri...
07:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Amazon optimizes MP3 store for iOS devices in the UK, makes it easier to access tunes
Just as it did earlier this year here in the States, Amazon has now quietly announced that it's brought some HTML5 tweaks to its UK-based MP3 store in order to make it more friendly with iDevices. Tha...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 preview
There was no OS XI at WWDC. There was no plan to reinvent the wheel. The takeaway message at the launch event was simple: Apple is committed to OS X. What that means, in the long run (naming scheme as...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Western Digital boosts SSD cred with $340 million sTec acquisition
Western Digital has clearly made a name for itself in the magnetic drive space, but it's hardly the go-to brand when it comes to SSDs. WD's betting that'll soon change, though, thanks to a $340 millio...
06:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Vertu's Perry Oosting steps down as CEO, replaced by CMO Max Pogliani
According to a statement we received earlier, Vertu's Perry Oosting (pictured left) has stepped down after his successful four year stint as President and CEO, though he'll continue to invest in the c...
06:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget American Airlines finishes rolling out iPad flight bags
Some airlines and aircraft makers have made a big deal of moving to tablet-based flight bags, but few can say they've made a complete switch. American Airlines can -- it just finished deploying iPad-b...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera strikes a pose for the FCC
It's by no means a phone, so adjust your expectations accordingly. Samsung's Android-infused Galaxy NX camera, revealed last week at the company's London bonanza, has just reared its LTE-capable body ...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 beta 2 released, brings its magic to iPad
We got to see quite a bit of iOS 7 back at WWDC 2013, but we only saw it working on an iPhone. Well, we've got some good news for big screen Apple devs, as a new iOS 7 beta's been released OTA and it ...
05:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Google Play for Education now accepting developer submissions
Google's getting serious about education. Its Play for Education portal, announced last month at I/O, is creeping ever closer to a full launch, with a call for application submissions starting today. ...
05:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Wells Fargo offering text message receipts at its ATMs starting today
Forward-thinking institution Wells Fargo is offering its customers the choice of receiving a text message receipt -- in addition to its e-receipt and email options -- whenever you use one of the bank'...
05:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Edward Snowden tells South China Morning Post he took Booz Allen job to collect NSA information
Edward Snowden may now be far from Hong Kong, but the South China Morning Post has just revealed more details from an interview he granted on June 12th while he was still there. According to the paper...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion starts expanded beta, opens dev portal to the public, shows off Airspace app store (hands-on)
Slowly but surely Leap Motion is making its way toward a commercial release. Today, the company has announced it's moving into the next phase of beta testing and that it will be opening up its develop...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget IRL: BlackBerry Q10 and the Chevy Volt
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Fun fact: IR...
04:08 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung launches Magna Carta app, users will get Jay-Z album early and for free on July 4th
Samsung has launched the Magna Carta app, the vehicle through which one million Galaxy S 4, S III and Note II owners will be able to download Jay-Z's latest opus for free. Download it today, and Mr. C...
03:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Peloton's Android-powered static bike lets you spin from home (video)
Here's some gear that'll ensure you'll never again have to fight for space in that hyper-competitive spin class. The Peloton Bike is two grands' worth of static bike that's designed to bring the gym e...
03:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Huawei unveils mid-range MediaPad 7 Vogue tablet that can place calls
You can't toss a stone without hitting a 7-inch tablet nowadays, so Huawei's just announced the MediaPad 7 Vogue with a not-too-common feature: voice calling. If you don't mind a large object plastere...
02:59 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Australia takes the hint, postpones plans for PRISM-style snooping
Here's some good news for anyone who considers Australia a haven from pernicious surveillance laws. The antipodean government has decided to postpone plans to force phone and internet companies to ret...
02:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Custom-built Katamari controller is made from yoga ball, DualShock 2 pad, power of the cosmos (video)
Conventional wisdom would suggest that making a for-real Katamari Damacy ball would be tricky, but that didn't stop Chris McInnis, Ron LeBlanc and Tom Gwozdz taking up the challenge. As part of the Nu...
02:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's 'Project Mountain' puts $700 million into data center powering Xbox One and Office 365 cloud
Microsoft really, really doesn't want your Xbox One's online services going offline. In a near $700 million investment ($677.6 million), the company's opening a new data center in Iowa specifically ai...
01:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Garmin Monterra handheld GPS runs Android, ships in Q3 for $650
This technically isn't Garmin's first foray into Android territory, but it could prove to be one of the most successful. The navigation company's just introduced Monterra, a dedicated handheld GPS run...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Watch how Google brought Street View to the Burj Khalifa (video)
Street View's fine for navigation, but we're sure plenty more people use it just for their armchair tourism. Google has now turned its attention to giving thrill-seekers a chance to gaze out from the ...
01:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Imgur's Android app distracts you with cute kittens on the go
Imgur, a reservoir of viral photos, adorable kittens and vapid memes, is going mobile: it's releasing an official Android app today. Technically, the app has been floating around Google Play since Apr...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series to hit US on July 7, prices start at $199
Not to be forgotten amid other new Samsung products, the company has announced that its complete Galaxy Tab 3 line-up will arrive in the US next month. The tablet family launches in the US on July 7, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 series to hit US on July 7th, prices start at $199
Not to be forgotten amid other new Samsung products, the company has announced that its complete Galaxy Tab 3 lineup will arrive in the US next month. The tablet family launches in the states on July ...
12:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget 'Bing for Schools' tailors Microsoft's search engine to K-12, cuts ads and filters adult content
Microsoft's Bing is headed to the classroom in a more targeted form, with Redmond announcing this morning a new version of the engine dubbed, "Bing for Schools." The initiative takes the standard Bing...
12:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Telefonica to sell its Irish operations to Three for $1.1 billion
Think you're carrying a tad too much debt? By contrast, Spain's telecom giant Telefónica wants to reduce its red ink to 47 billion euros ($62 billion) by the end of the year, so it's decided to...
12:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm bringing Star Trek, other CBS shows to the UK and Germany
CBS may have teamed up with Netflix in the US to satisfy those of us with an Enterprising bent, but the company has taken a different tack in the UK and Germany. Instead, the firm has signed a deal wi...
11:52 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Swarovski to launch crystal-studded devices under Sugar brand in July?
Ah, what better way to start off the week than by deciphering a cryptic message. Earlier today we received the above image from a mysterious company called Sugar, and that's all there really is: some ...
11:28 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm finishes $120 million investment in Sharp, becomes third-largest investor
Chipmaker Qualcomm has finalized its investment in beleaguered display manufacturer Sharp. Announced back in December 2012 and totaling $120 million, the second portion of the investment was delayed e...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget AOL Reader beta officially available for your RSS-perusing needs (hands-on)
Wondering how AOL's RSS client will rank as a Google Reader replacement? Today's the day we find out, as the access doors to the AOL Reader beta have officially swung open. Feedly's been killing it fo...
10:09 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget HP announces Slate 21 AIO, 21.5-inch Android tablet with Tegra 4
What do you do if your home turf of PC sales is being eroded by tablets? If your answer is "sell tablets as desktops," then you're on Meg Whitman's wavelength. At an event in Beijing, HP announced a 2...
10:09 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget HP announces Slate 21 AIO, a $400 21.5-inch Android tablet with Tegra 4
What do you do if your home turf of PC sales is being eroded by tablets? If your answer is "sell tablets as desktops," then you're on Meg Whitman's wavelength. At an event in Beijing, HP announced a 2...
09:39 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Parents who sued Apple over in-app purchases can now claim compensation
Apple's dedicated "in-app purchases litigation administrator" has had a busy time of it. According to CNET, he or she has been emailing updates to the 23 million parents involved in a long-running cla...
08:56 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Edward Snowden stops off in Moscow with US extradition request snapping at his heels
Even if he anticipated the risks involved in turning whisteblower, Edward Snowden can't have imagined the rushed, convoluted journey he'd have to take to avoid the full wrath of the US government. Fir...
08:40 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Vodafone to buy Germany's biggest cable operator for $10.1 billion
Every summer, the world's second biggest mobile provider likes to splash out on a broadband company to bolster its cellular offerings. Last year, for instance, Vodafone snapped up Cable & Wireless...
07:21 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Snapjoy photo sharing service shut down following Dropbox aquisition
Snapjoy has announced that it'll be shuttering all of its services, a mere 6 months after being acquired by cloud colossus Dropbox. In a blog post, Snapjoy said photos can no longer be imported into t...
05:59 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Apple I to hit Christie's auction block starting at $300,000
If you weren't able to scrounge up enough coin to snap up the last few Apple I computers to be auctioned off, another chance to score one -- and empty your bank account -- is headed your way. Starting...
03:32 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget How would you change ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31a?
To paraphrase the words of our reviewer, ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31A is the third-best thin and light laptop you can buy. That's high praise indeed when the only two superior devices are the MacBook Air...
03:18 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget How would you change ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31a?
To paraphrase the words of our reviewer, ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31A is the third-best thin and light laptop you can buy. That's high praise indeed when the only two superior devices are the MacBook Air...
02:42 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Facebook reportedly building Flipboard-style mobile reading app
There have been murmurs of Facebook building a mobile reading app; tonight, that talk is getting a little louder. The Wall Street Journal claims that the social network has spent the past year working...
01:30 am -04 - Mon, June 24, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 17th, 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...
11:52 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 06.17.2013
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 ...
10:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Touchy subjects
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In 2002, the first LCD-based iMac succeeded the translucent PowerPC G3-based models that the original Bondi Blue iMac b...
08:43 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget AT&T cuts smartphone prices in half, jumps on the discount bandwagon
If you're looking for a new smartphone, this is apparently the weekend to go shopping. Following Radio Shack's promise to chip in a $100 Google Play credit with purchase an HTC One and Walmart's deep ...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Samsung's big Premiere and Instagram's video debut
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.This week's been arguably less hectic than the last, but both Samsung and...
03:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying bicycle, tatooed fruits and a wireless EV-charging system
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.This week, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar -- the world's ...
03:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying bicycle, tattooed fruits and a wireless EV-charging system
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.This week, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar -- the world's ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Vertu TI now available in red or blue limited editions, only 1,000 of each made
It's been almost half a year since Vertu launched its first-ever Android phone, the TI, and now the company's decided to throw in a couple of limited editions to lure the big spenders. As pictured abo...
12:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Gionee ELIFE E6 smarphone leaks with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core SoC and 13MP cam
It looks like the battle for affordable smartphone flagships is heating up. Hot on the heels of TCL / Alcatel's tasty $280 Idol X comes word of Gionee's ELIFE E6, also boasting a 5-inch 1080p display,...
12:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Gionee ELIFE E6 smartphone leaks with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core SoC and 13MP cam
It looks like the battle for affordable smartphone flagships is heating up. Hot on the heels of TCL / Alcatel's tasty $280 Idol X comes word of Gionee's ELIFE E6, also boasting a 5-inch 1080p display,...
09:52 am -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget FIFA reconsiders 3D World Cup 2014 coverage after ESPN 3D shutdown
ESPN 3D launched in 2010 with coverage of 25 FIFA World Cup matches, but word that the channel will be mothballed has the international football association reviewing whether it will use the tech in 2...
06:57 am -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6 solves 4 x 4 Rubik's Cube in 50 moves, considers meaning of life (video)
Okay, it might not be the fastest phone-cubing you've ever seen (or the funkiest,) but it's likely some of the shrewdest. Using an Ascend P6 at its heart, "MultiCuber 3" is the latest contraption from...
04:53 am -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Walmart permanently drops iPhone 4S price to $39, iPhone 5 to $129
While brief sales on iPhones are relatively common, it's rare to see permanent price drops outside of a hardware refresh cycle. Walmart is willing to give those cuts a shot, however. Visit the company...
02:50 am -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best starter camera for a 11 year old?
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 Diego, who wants to give his son the ga...
02:50 am -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best starter camera for an 11 year old?
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 Diego, who wants to give his son the ga...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, June 23, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 17th, 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, Ting went rogue and all but confirmed the HTC Tiara, Boost Mobi...
10:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 6.22.13: The LRO's fourth moon-year, a 3D brain and alien telegrams (video)
The moon is far from old hat. In fact, after exactly four years on the job, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is just scratching its jagged surface. The dearth of info on our celestial neighbor i...
08:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Acer Aspire P3 review: a nice enough tablet, but wait for the refresh
Back when Windows 8 first launched, the Acer Iconia W700 quickly became one of our favorite laptop / tablet hybrids. There were two reasons for that, really: the price was right, and the battery laste...
06:49 pm -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Google's Waze acquisition catches FTC's investigative eyes
Google officially acquired the crowd-sourced mapping and traffic app Waze earlier this month, but the $1.1 billion deal is hitting a last-minute jam. The search giant has confirmed with Reuters that t...
04:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Google News in Germany asks publishers to opt-in for indexing, sidesteps copyright fees
Despite its "Defend Your Net" campaign last year, Google was unable to fully put the brakes on changes to German copyright law that may mean it has to pay up for news excerpts it indexes. As a result,...
12:08 pm -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Meet B, the flying car that'll make it even easier to terrorize local wildlife (video)
Sometimes, when a remote-control car and a remote-control helicopter love each other very much, they come together and produce something like the B. Well, okay, that's not exactly how this small flyin...
08:18 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Windows 8 Music update brings in-app searching, login-free trial streaming
Believe it or not, the Music app in Windows 8 hasn't let users easily search for music from within the app itself -- they've had to search using OS-level tools. Microsoft is mending that gap in logic ...
05:01 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Twitch.tv is down, users will need to reset their passwords when it's restored
Videogame focused live video streaming platform (and new Xbox 360 / Xbox One partner) Twitch.tv is down at the moment, but even once it's restored users will have to reset their passwords and stream k...
05:01 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Twitch.tv is down, users will need to reset their passwords when it's restored (update: it's back)
Videogame focused live video streaming platform (and new Xbox 360 / Xbox One partner) Twitch.tv is down at the moment, but even once it's restored users will have to reset their passwords and stream k...
04:09 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget EFF looks at rules controlling NSA surveillance, sees big risks for Americans
While The Guardian undoubtedly garnered attention when it posted court papers detailing data collection rules for the NSA, it also provided a lot of detail that isn't easy to digest. The Electronic Fr...
02:38 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks
The Washington Post reports tonight that, as expected, the US Government has filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs to the Post and Guard...
12:39 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Vine for Android adds Facebook sharing, searches for hashtags and users
Twitter isn't about to let Video on Instagram go completely unanswered -- it just posted an update to Vine for Android that could offer a few reasons to stay with the earlier service. Short-form movie...
12:05 am -04 - Sat, June 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 349 - 06.21.13
"You don't have Facebook? Then how do you get on Farmville?," asks Brian as Peter explains his disdain for the world's largest social network. While Tim was relatively mum on that subject, it turns ou...
11:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.21.2013
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...
10:35 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Watch Wimbledon tennis live on YouTube beginning Monday (video)
It may not be the NBA Finals or Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the world's oldest tennis tournament has a solid following as well, particularly abroad. A new Wimbledon partnership with YouTube could help b...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget TuneWiki social music player to shut down on June 28th
If you've been interested in social music listening, there's a good chance you've heard of TuneWiki's lyric syncing and discovery services. Unfortunately, you won't be hearing about them for much long...
09:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget RadioShack bundling $100 Google Play store credit with HTC One purchases
Loyal Engadget readers know that we don't normally trouble ourselves with promotions, but this one is too wild to ignore. Until June 30th, RadioShack is offering the HTC One to AT&T and Sprint cus...
09:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook security bug exposed 6 million users' personal information
Today, Facebook announced a security bug that compromised the personal account information of six million users. In a post on the Facebook Security page, the site's White Hat team explained that some ...
09:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook security bug exposed 6 million users' personal information (update)
Today, Facebook announced a security bug that compromised the personal account information of six million users. In a post on the Facebook Security page, the site's White Hat team explained that some ...
08:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Tobii and Synaptics team on eye-tracking Ultrabook concept
While Tobii has a peripheral that brings eye tracking to Windows PCs of all sorts, there's little doubt that an integrated approach would be more elegant. The company agrees: it's partnering with Syna...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Microsoft backtracks. Is the Xbox One better for it?
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.It's not too often that we call a tech news story stunning, but that seems like an apt description for our ...
07:23 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget AOL Reader launches into private beta, thanks Google for the opportunity
Google: "Eh, we're kind of over this Reader thing. Let's go launch some balloons."AOL: "Why, thanks guys -- don't mind if we do!"The above mentioned quotes are still unofficial, mind you, but it appea...
07:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: MOGA Pro, Xbox One, Xperia Tablet Z
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 most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
06:38 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Google Mine service reportedly leaked, lets Google+ friends share real goods
Google is big on sharing all things virtual, but it hasn't done a lot to spread the wealth in the physical world. That could change soon: Google Operating System claims to have spotted an in-developme...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Life after Kinect: PrimeSense's plans for a post-Microsoft future
When PrimeSense founder Aviad Maizels put a prototype of a 3D sensor on a chip in front of Microsoft in 2006, he had no idea it would lead to the biggest turning point in the Israeli startup's history...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Report: Twitter to launch location-based ads later this year
Twitter has been steadily ramping up its ad efforts this year, first bringing promoted tweets to mobile devices and more recently opening up ad buying to all US users. Now, according to Ad Age, the so...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget UK Ministry of Defence's UFO department was disbanded three years ago, had 'no defense purpose'
National Archive documents recently released show that the UK government's very own UFO department, which had reported on sightings for over 50 years, was shut down three years ago. The department app...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget HTC Creative Director Daniel Hundt on the first-gen iPod, Leica M8 and the quandary of constant social connectivity
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In this week's installment of your smattering of queries, HT...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 3 firmware update fix coming June 27th, promises to fix bricked systems
Are you one of the "small number" of folks with a PlayStation 3 that was bricked in this week's 4.45 firmware update? Though Sony's been aware of the issue since the update launched, apparently a fix ...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 3 firmware update coming June 27th, promises to fix bricked systems
Are you one of the "small number" of folks with a PlayStation 3 that was bricked in this week's 4.45 firmware update? Though Sony's been aware of the issue since the update launched, apparently a fix ...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Impossible Instant Lab mobile photo booth ships August 29th for $299
There's a certain irony to the Impossible Instant Lab taking a long time to develop, but we won't mind (much) now that it has a solid release date. The instant photo kit ships to stores on August 29th...
03:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Nissan shows off 185 mph ZEOD RC electric prototype, plans to race it at Le Mans
Nissan's just pulled the covers off its fancifully styled ZEOD RC race car that may eventually hit speeds of up to 300km/h (about 185mph). Though the acronym stands for "zero emissions, on demand," th...
03:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Google celebrates the Manchester Baby and the birth of computer memory (video)
As part of its efforts to promote the unsung heroes of computing history, Google is celebrating the Manchester Baby's 65th birthday. Despite the cutesy nickname, the Manchester Small Scale Experimenta...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Nissan launching $100 per month Leaf battery replacement program in 2014
How much would a Leaf owner pay to banish range anxiety? If your answer was "$100 a month," then Nissan's got a proposition for you. The car maker is gearing up to launch a domestic battery replacemen...
02:04 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5 heading to Virgin Mobile on June 28th
Contract-averse consumers itching for an iPhone 5 fix and wary of T-Mobile's brave new ways can now look to Virgin Mobile. The prepaid carrier has just announced plans to bring Apple's aluminum-bodied...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Sony teases new smartwatch announcement for next week
Sony's got us waiting on a super-sized Xperia smartphone, but it could have a new wearable to show Mobile Asia Expo attendees in Shanghai next week. In recent days, its Sony Xperia account has been tw...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 96: PrimeSense tackles life after Kinect on its quest to make technology disappear
PrimeSense brought the Kinect to life with its 3D sensor tech and a four-year cooperative effort back in 2010. When it comes to the new tracking peripheral, though, Microsoft kept matters in-house and...
12:57 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Bing Boards introduce curated content, alliteration to search results
Bing might not yet have achieved true verb status, but it's definitely making all the right moves to get there. The latest twist on search? Curated content in search results. It's an experimental feat...
12:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Volvo demos smartphone-enabled self-parking car prototype (video)
Volvo's no stranger to autonomous vehicles -- it's been working on SARTRE for several years now -- but yesterday the company shared some info about a new self-parking concept it plans to demo next wee...
12:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget HTC reportedly enlists Robert Downey Jr. in $12 million marketing deal
After shedding several senior execs over the last few weeks, it looks like HTC is looking to recruit, albeit for a different role. In a bid to capitalize on the positive momentum behind its excellent ...
11:34 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm's X-M1 interchangeable camera leaks out, doesn't mess with retro success
Fujifilm's about to extend its line of mirrorless shooters packing manual dials and vintage looks, if a leak from Digicame Info is to be believed. The Japanese rumor site has flaunted pictures of a pu...
10:39 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Court documents reveal secret rules allowing NSA to use US data without a warrant
NSA's information gathering practices have been further detailed in court papers revealed by The Guardian. While the agency has continued to reiterate that it doesn't collect its data indiscriminately...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Apple publicly charts iOS fragmentation to prove it barely exists
Apple surely loves its third-party app developers, but it doesn't love them equally. The company reserves special affection for those who optimize their apps for the latest version of iOS and its inte...
09:37 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Hack a day modder builds a custom controller for disabled gamers
Sure, when tinkerer Caleb Kraft found out that pressure switches marketed at the disabled were massively overpriced, he got mad like anybody else. But then he decided to get even the best way he knew ...
08:56 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Stanford's Cookie Clearinghouse adds another layer of security to web browsers
People are becoming more vigilant when it comes to online privacy, so Stanford University's new initiative couldn't have come at a better time. The project, called Cookie Clearinghouse, will curate ca...
07:52 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5S with dual-LED flash, slightly bigger battery spied in blurry rumor-gram
Did you back out of an iPhone 5 because it didn't have a dual-LED flash? If this leaked image from MacRumors turns out to be real, that may not be a problem for much longer. Inside and out, these blur...
06:50 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget WSJ: FAA will soon ease in-flight restrictions for some electronic devices
We've been hearing rumblings that the FAA wants to start letting you use certain gadgets on airplanes through the "terrible 10,000 feet," and according to the WSJ, it's about to do just that. A 28-mem...
06:23 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Tokyo court rules in Apple's favor in patent battle, Samsung has deja vu
In case you forgot, Samsung and Apple's legal squabbles didn't end in US federal court last year: the litigation rages on in international courts. Stop us if you've heard this one -- Samsung and Apple...
05:02 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Tesla's 90 second battery swaps will power EVs faster than gas pumps fill tanks (video)
Tesla founder Elon Musk has mentioned battery swap service stations as an even faster alternative to charging for EV drivers, and tonight the company showed just how efficiently it can be done. In a d...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Cox TV Connect live TV streaming app now available on Windows, OS X
Cox already debuted its live TV streaming app on iOS and Android, and now it's ready for computers. Available as a downloadable app for Windows and OS X, it offers access to 90 cable TV channels, but ...
03:51 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Google to help open Android Nation retail stores throughout India
Google may not be planning its own retail stores, but the truth is that it already has a semi-official footprint: it's been teaming with Indonesia's Erafone on a series of Android Nation shops. That p...
02:54 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Vizio ships 11.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet PC for $600
While Samsung may be dominating the Windows tablet news lately, it isn't alone -- Vizio is now shipping its promised 11.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet PC. The slate is selling for $600 with the same specs we...
02:16 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Zeebox can now listen in, automatically identify what you're watching
Zeebox is making good on its cooperation with Gracenote today with the announcement that the second screen app can now automatically identify what you're watching through analysis of the show's "audio...
01:36 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange freezes US dollar withdrawls for two weeks
It's easy to see that the Bitcoin market is under stress when there's rising overall activity and tighter oversight. However, it's now so hectic that the Mt. Gox exchange has trouble fulfilling even b...
01:36 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Mt.Gox Bitcoin exchange freezes US dollar withdrawals for two weeks
It's easy to see that the Bitcoin market is under stress when there's rising overall activity and tighter oversight. However, it's now so hectic that the Mt. Gox exchange has trouble fulfilling even b...
12:55 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget ARKYD space telescope reaches its funding goal, new add-ons await (video)
And communal space astronomy is go. Planetary Resources has successfully hit the $1 million crowdfunding target for its ARKYD telescope, which should now be on track for its promised 2015 launch. The ...
12:06 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget LG to host an event in New York City on August 7th, could it be for a new Optimus G?
LG's got something cooking, and it's looking to let us in its kitchen in New York City on August 7th. Naturally, the important details -- like what we'll be seeing -- are nowhere to be found just yet,...
12:03 am -04 - Fri, June 21, 2013
Engadget Aio Wireless gains LTE support, intros the ZTE Overture to match
Now that AT&T is willing to offer LTE on budget services like GoPhone, the floodgates are open: it just extended the faster cellular data to its Aio Wireless prepaid brand. An automatic update is ...
11:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the NEC Terrain: the company's first US phone in eight years
Let's face it: no rugged phone is going to get more attention today than the Galaxy S4 Active. Just the same, NEC is showing off the Terrain, its first handset for the US market since 2005. The phone,...
11:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.20.2013
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...
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Active from AT&T hands-on (video)
We just went hands-on for the first time with Samsung's Galaxy S4 Active a scant few hours ago, and here we are taking yet another look at it this afternoon in an AT&T variant that showed up at a ...
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Lenovo refreshes its IdeaPad laptops with Haswell and touch, designs unchanged
No, there's no new Yoga. You'll have to keep waiting on that. For now, Lenovo is undertaking a much more modest project: refreshing its existing notebooks with Haswell. First off, the current IdeaPad ...
10:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Lenovo Miix is a watered-down ThinkPad Tablet 2, starts at $500 (hands-on)
Comb through Lenovo's current product lineup, and you'll find a little something for everyone. A Windows 8 tablet for businesses? Check. How 'bout a consumer model? Yep, that too. But hey, you can nev...
09:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung intros HomeSync Lite: a personal cloud, hosted from your PC
Alongside the new PCs that Samsung announced today, the company has also introduced HomeSync Lite, a software solution that allows users to use their computers -- rather than an external device -- for...
09:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Video on Instagram hands-on
Facebook's Video on Instagram is undoubtedly riding on Vine's coattails, but is it any good? We gave the app a quick shakedown on both Android and iOS, and it's safe to say the answer is "yes." Basic ...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Sprint boosts Clearwire buyout offer to $5 per share, $14 billion valuation
We're deep into a bona fide bidding war here -- Sprint and Dish are both battling for an approximately 50-percent stake in Clearwire, and as of today, that former contestant's bid makes it the new fro...
08:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Active hands-on (video)
Ah, the Galaxy S4 Active: it's like the regular Galaxy S4 but, you know, more rugged. It's actually not a truly rugged device, since it hasn't been built to meet military specifications, but it's cert...
08:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini hands-on (video)
It may have broken cover officially at the end of last month, even popping up for a quick hands-on along the way. However, at last, we're getting to know the Galaxy S4 Mini a little better at Samsung'...
07:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Vine gets an unofficial talent agency, helps you profit from six seconds of fame
Believe it or not, it's possible to to be a star within the six seconds of a Vine video -- just ask the likes of Riff Raff or Will Sasso, whose Vines are nearly as popular as their usual work. Social ...
07:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Tab 3 hands-on (video)
Well, we're no closer to finding out whether or not this is indeed the world's thinnest Windows 8 tablet, but we can confirm that the ATIV Tab 3 is stunningly thin. In fact, it's as svelte as its iOS ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
We're all coming down from the high that was E3 / WWDC week. But while there aren't any huge conferences to speak of, there's no shortage of tech news to talk about this week. Join Tim, Brian and Pete...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera: hands-on with an Android ILC (video)
After last year's Galaxy Camera, Samsung split in two directions. It went closer to the phone with the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, shrinking the form factor (and some of the specs) for something that closer appr...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV One 5 Style AIO hands-on
Welcome Samsung's new (but kind of familiar-looking) all-in-one PC. The ATIV One 5 Style is a white, metallic 21.5-inch desktop that, naturally, looks huge next to Samsung's more portable range. With ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 zoom hands-on: 10x telephoto, 100x intrigue
It's easy enough to describe the Galaxy S4 Zoom, since it's essentially a Galaxy S4 Mini with a 10x zoom lens stuck on the back. But that sort of summary doesn't do it justice. When you hold the phone...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite hands-on (video)
Samsung's long since decided to rebrand its Series 9 series as ATIV Book 9, but it's only now that it's got some new Ultrabooks to show off. While the ATIV Book 7 unfortunately jumped the Haswell gun,...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Q: hands-on with the company's new Windows-Android slider (video)
The products keep coming. The latest announcement from Samsung is a new addition to its ATIV range and it's a hybrid in more ways than one. Similar to the ASUS Transformer Book Trio, announced earlier...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV One 5 Style AIO hands-on (video)
Welcome Samsung's new (but kind of familiar-looking) all-in-one PC. The ATIV One 5 Style is a white, metallic 21.5-inch desktop that, naturally, looks huge next to Samsung's more portable range. With ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hands-on: 10x telephoto, 100x intrigue (video)
It's easy enough to describe the Galaxy S4 Zoom, since it's essentially a Galaxy S4 Mini with a 10x zoom lens stuck on the back. But that sort of summary doesn't do it justice. When you hold the phone...
06:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera official: Interchangeable lenses, Android Jelly Bean and 4G LTE
True to JK Shin's promise, Samsung is indeed introducing a new Android-powered mirrorless camera: the Galaxy NX. Although it runs Google's mobile OS (version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean) and bears LTE radios, th...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces ATIV Tab 3: an 8.2mm thin Windows 8 slate with Galaxy DNA
This is the ATIV Tab 3. A Windows 8 tablet that Mr. DJ Lee just briefly mentioned on stage. Thankfully, roughly 40 minutes later, the slate was trotted back out and detailed more fully. For one, the T...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces ATIV Q: a Windows / Android hybrid with a 3,200 x 1,800 display
At its Premiere event in London today, Samsung unveiled the ATIV Q, a hybrid that can run both Android and Windows 8. On-stage, Executive Vice President DJ Lee said the "versatile and adaptable" devic...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces ATIV Book 9 Plus Ultrabook and the ATIV Book 9 Lite
We haven't heard much about Samsung's Series 9 Ultrabooks for a while, barring a resolution bump late last year. Today, though, the company announced the follow-on to that product. Two, follow-on prod...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils the ATIV One 5 Style, a Windows 8 AIO with Galaxy design
Portables aren't the only ATIV devices Samsung has in store today: Samsung's DJ Lee unveiled the ATIV One 5 Style this afternoon, an all-in-one PC with a slim 4.5mm metal frame and a Galaxy-style whit...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung intros ATIV Book 9 Plus flagship Ultrabook, ATIV Book 9 Lite
We haven't heard much about Samsung's Series 9 Ultrabooks for a while, barring a resolution bump late last year. Today, though, the company announced the follow-on to that product. Two follow-on produ...
05:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Premiere 2013 liveblog!
Samsung's got big news for its Galaxy and ATIV ranges, and we've already seen teasers that point towards new laptops, cameras and hybrids. Join us here at 2pm ET -- we'll be liveblogging it all from L...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook announces Cinema stabilization for Video on Instagram: iOS version only
If you somehow haven't heard, today's big Facebook announcement was Video on Instagram, and to accompany that news the team unveiled Cinema stabilization, meant to improve the quality (read: decrease ...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook announces Cinema stabilization for Video on Instagram: iOS version only (update: more details)
If you somehow haven't heard, today's big Facebook announcement was Video on Instagram, and to accompany that news the team unveiled Cinema stabilization, meant to improve the quality (read: decrease ...
05:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook announces Video on Instagram to take on Vine
With recent moves to add hashtag support, verified Pages, comments with inline photo embeds and more, it appears that Facebook is ready to take on competing social networks. It should come as no surpr...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook's new product event liveblog!
Looking for the Facebook event liveblog? Well, it's not quite time yet, but kudos to you for being early! Rest assured, we'll be at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park at 10AM PT sharp (and perhaps even a bit e...
04:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Spotify for Android update brings playback control to notifications menu, improved radio chops
A simple swipe down to reveal your notifications menu is now all you'll need to futz with in order to skip around that Spotify playlist on Android. Thanks to an update, the Google-flavored version of ...
04:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 183 - 06.20.13
Who cares how fast your phone is if it doesn't have PEZ? As far as Myriam is concerned, it can even have EDGE-only data and lack built-in GPS. The burning question, however, is whether Nokia will actu...
04:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 183 - 06.20.13
Who cares how fast your phone is if it doesn't have PEZ? As far as Myriam is concerned, it can even have EDGE-only data and lack built-in GPS. The burning question, however, is whether Nokia will actu...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget NASA makes billion-pixel Mars panorama out of photos captured by Curiosity
Sure, they're mostly just pictures of sand and rocks, but we still have to thank the Curiosity rover for beaming back images of landscapes we'll never walk on. To give you a panoramic view of a Mars a...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's acquisition of Tumblr is now closed, Marissa Mayer rejoices
That whole Yahoo buying Tumblr thing? That's a done deal. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took to Yahoo's Tumblr account -- meta! -- to announce her excitement at the deal's close. "Today is an incredibly exc...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Rdio version 2.21 for iOS gets song stations, autoplay
Rdio, the streaming service that hates the letter a, has updated its iOS app to help users find new, yet similar, music. Song Stations will generate playlists from a single artist, which folds in rela...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Google's Dart SDK and Editor arrive as beta with focus on performance
Dart isn't conquering the world wide web just yet, but that doesn't mean Google is giving up on its darling programming language. The internet giant has just released the first beta of the SDK and Edi...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Aviary 3.0 for Android features new interface and photo filters
Now that Aviary has been on its own for a year, its developers have seen it fit to give its Android app a modest overhaul. Aviary version 3.0 packs in a new interface, an improved focus tool, a beefed...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield now $300, arrives on June 27th (video)
Even before hitting store shelves, NVIDIA's Shield is shedding $50 from its original $350 asking price -- the little Android portable gaming console will cost $300 when it arrives at retail on June 27...
12:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Samsung's Premiere 2013 event, today at 2PM ET!
Samsung's development labs are apparently overflowing with new products. We've seen a number of new Galaxy smartphones and tablets over the last few weeks, but the company has more to show -- or at le...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook's got a new product to show off, join us as we liveblog the event!
Facebook sent out invites last week telling us that it had a new product to show off, and today's the day we find out just what it's got in store. Could it be an RSS portal for Reader refugees? Perhap...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget HackEDA hits Kickstarter, makes Arduino board design a drag-and-drop affair (video)
Writing code for an Arduino-friendly board is relatively easy; creating the board is the hard part, unless you live and breathe electrical engineering. If HackEDA has its way, however, the design proc...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget LIDAR reveals ancient city remnants beneath Cambodian jungle
LIDAR scanning has recently become cost-effective enough for archaeologists to use on large historical sites, and they're taking full advantage. A helicopter sojourn last year has revealed a massive u...
10:40 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Google ordered by French regulators to revamp privacy policy or face fines
Google has been under the gun has been under the gun in the EU for a while now about its privacy policies, particularly in France, which is fairly hardcore about such matters. In fact, the nation's CN...
10:09 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Leica unveils G-Star RAW edition of D-Lux 6 compact, co-branded with Dutch denim label (video)
Leica's just taken its vintage branding strategy to a new level with the D-Lux 6 "G-Star RAW" compact model, styled by the Dutch denim maker of that name. Design touches include a textured leather bod...
09:12 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung user manual confirms Galaxy S 4 variant with Snapdragon 800 chip
Welcome to Samsung Day, 2013. While we wait on some big (and little) product launches this afternoon, here's a quick bite to keep us going: an interesting processor spec mentioned in the user manual f...
08:35 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Public Enemy backs BitTorrent, releases new single in a Bundle, announces remix contest for fans
BitTorrent announced its new file format, the Bundle, just over a month ago, giving artists new tools to control content distributed P2P. Now, Public Enemy is one of the first to take advantage of tho...
07:37 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm grows Snapdragon 200 family with six new chips, targets emerging markets
Just because Qualcomm's gone to plaid (aka. reached ludicrous speed) with its Snapdragon 800 flagship doesn't mean the company's been standing still at the other end of the market. The Snapdragon 200 ...
07:04 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Adafruit smart helmet guides bike riders with Arduino-based light shows (video)
Bike sharing systems like New York's Citi Bike may be taking off, but it's doubtful that many participants can find every station without checking a map. Thankfully, Adafruit has unveiled a smart helm...
06:25 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Dolphin browser for Android adds redesigned UI, new store for web apps
Dolphin has done a pretty fine job when it comes to keeping its browser loaded with plenty of handy features, both on Android and iOS. Now, the Dolphin's hit version 10 for Android, bringing along an ...
05:52 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Netflix renews Hemlock Grove for a second season
Netflix's first foray into the horror genre seems to have gone well, as the company announced it's renewing Hemlock Grove for a second season. The 10 episode run will debut next year, presumably after...
05:27 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Hey, bounty hunters: Microsoft is paying $100k for Windows 8.1 Preview exploits
Chalk up one more reason to check out Windows 8.1 Preview when it becomes available on June 26th. Today, Microsoft announced that it'll pay up to $100,000 in cash to those who discover and report nove...
04:46 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget FTC planning to take on patent trolls, hopes to reduce frivolous lawsuits
Sick of endless patent wars yet? According to the New York Times, so is the Federal Trade Commission. Referencing the usual persons briefed on the matter, the NYT reports that FTC chairwoman Edith Ram...
04:17 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung reportedly shipping 55-inch OLED TV to South Korea next week
Samsung told us to expect its 55-inch OLED TV sometime in July, but there's now a chance that South Koreans will get an early look. Yonhap News Agency hears through tipsters that the premium set could...
03:30 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Logitech ships Harmony Ultimate Hub in August for $100, remote not required
To date, home theater mavens who've wanted Logitech's Harmony Ultimate Hub have had to buy it as part of a Harmony Ultimate or Harmony Smart Control bundle -- neither kit being a bargain for viewers w...
02:06 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget LG's Optimus G followup to feature a Snapdragon 800 CPU
LG and Qualcomm have enjoyed a close relationship for mobile phone chips, and it appears that will continue with the next Optimus G device, which is due in Q3. A press release tonight promises it will...
01:32 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 revisits the FCC with AT&T-native LTE
Yes, we've seen Samsung's Galaxy Mega 6.3 at the FCC before. With its second visit, however, there's something special. The extra-large phone is back as the SGH-i527, and it's carrying AT&T-native...
12:49 am -04 - Thu, June 20, 2013
Engadget TweetDeck for Chrome and web gets drag-and-drop columns
Twitter isn't quite done refining TweetDeck's interface following recent web and desktop overhauls -- there's still a little tweaking left in store. The company has just updated the Chrome and web ver...
11:55 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Viacom lands deal to show TV highlights on Twitter starting August 25th
While Viacom hasn't always understood how this whole internet video thing works, it's showing some tech savviness today with confirmation of rumors that it's joining Twitter's Amplify program. Beginni...
11:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 6.19.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Xbox One DRM rollback cuts family sharing features, digital versions of retail games out
In the aftermath of Microsoft's stunning reversal of its Xbox One game licensing plans, we talked to Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten to find out exactly what will change about Redmond's next g...
10:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Xbox One DRM rollback cuts family sharing features, digital mirroring of retail games out
In the aftermath of Microsoft's stunning reversal of its Xbox One game licensing plans, we talked to Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten to find out exactly what will change about Redmond's next g...
10:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Appeals court upholds Nintendo victory over IA Labs in patent lawsuit
Companies that prevail in patent lawsuits can't relax until the inevitable appeal is over -- just ask Motorola. Nintendo, however, can take a momentary break. A US Court of Appeals just upheld the com...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Seven levels of nerd hierarchy
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I have a confession to make. I love /r/cringe, the sub-Reddit dedica...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget SiriusXM internet radio coming to Ford's SYNC AppLink, complete with in-dash controls
Ford said a while back that it wanted more applications with support for voice control inside its vehicles, and slowly but surely the company's getting what it wished for. Just as Spotify did a few mo...
09:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia RM-875 reaches the FCC, may be an international EOS
Nokia keeps slipping out clues as to what we might expect from its Zoom Reinvented event: following the RM-877's appearance at the FCC, an RM-875 device has also popped up at the US agency. This new h...
09:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter acquires Spindle, a 'news feed for your neighborhood'
Good news for the folks at Spindle came today, as the provider of hyperlocal offers from businesses was acquired by Twitter. Described by the company as, "a tool for tuning into your surroundings," th...
08:56 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Stratasys to acquire 3D printing company MakerBot for $403 million in stock
Stratasys, an Israeli-based 3D printer and additive manufacturer has just agreed to acquire 3D printing company MakerBot for a proposed amount of $403 million in stock. They've announced a "definitive...
08:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly neared deal for Nokia's device business, but talks broke down
It's often been rumored that Microsoft had an eye on Nokia's handset business. It made perfect sense for both companies -- one a struggling pioneer of the mobile industry and the other a struggling st...
08:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly reverses Xbox One DRM policy, kills required online check-in and used game complications
Microsoft's next game console, the Xbox One, is perhaps best known for its complex used game system and once-per-24-hour online check-in requirement. Today, it looks like Microsoft is rolling back tho...
08:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reverses Xbox One DRM policy, kills required online check-in and used game complications (updated)
Microsoft's next game console, the Xbox One, is perhaps best known for its complex used game system and once-per-24-hour online check-in requirement. Today, Microsoft is rolling back those policies, a...
08:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft demos real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps
With Microsoft's Build developer conference kicking off in just a week, we're frankly surprised the company is choosing to release any news ahead of time. Today, though, the firm posted a video showin...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt Live is happening in NYC on June 24th, come join us!
What's better than an Engadget reader meetup? An Engadget and gdgt reader meetup! That's right, folks, Engadget + gdgt Live is a mere five days away, and you can (and should) come join us. Doors open ...
07:36 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget University of Tokyo's fast-tracking camera system could revolutionize sports coverage (video)
Researchers at the University of Tokyo's Ishikawa Oku Lab have been hard at work on a camera system that can track fast moving objects incredibly well, and the technology may change the way sports lik...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4PM ET!
Myriam and Brad are behind the mics once again, ready to tackle the latest topics from this past week. What's on the agenda? We'll be chatting about the HTC Butterfly s, Sony Xperia ZU, the upcoming N...
07:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Listen to the Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4:15PM ET!
Myriam and Brad are behind the mics once again, ready to tackle the latest topics from this past week. What's on the agenda? We'll be chatting about the HTC Butterfly s, Sony Xperia ZU, the upcoming N...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Lytro finally enables camera's WiFi chip, introduces iOS companion app as well
Though Lytro early adopters might not know it, every one of those little light field cameras actually has a WiFi chip embedded inside, lying dormant until the company decides to flip the switch. Well,...
06:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget The Xbox One and live TV -- here's what to expect
What's in a name? A whole lot, if you're asking yours truly. "All Your Entertainment. Input One." Such intriguing statements were declared in a document that leaked from Redmond last summer. The sloga...
06:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook comments get image embeds, give online flame warriors graphical ammo
Facebook comment threads are apparently a bit too calm, so the social network company's decided to mix things up with the addition of in-line image embeds starting today. But wait -- put down the link...
06:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget AT&T NEC Terrain official: 3.1-inch screen, PTT, QWERTY keyboard and ICS for $100
We knew it was coming, but AT&T has now officially announced the NEC Terrain. Set to become available on the same day as BlackBerry's physical QWERTY-packing handset, the LTE-ready Terrain boasts ...
05:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Apple providing iPads to Los Angeles school district in $30 million contract
Apple won a contract this week with the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to its students, netting Cupertino $30 million across the next two years. The agreement will roll out iPads...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Vevo music video app comes to Windows 8
Although Vevo has a presence on seemingly every platform, it hasn't done much of anything special on the desktop: so far, it's been either the web or nothing. That's changing -- the company has just ...
04:56 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Rdio opens Vdio mvie srvice to evryone
Rdio, that lover of social streaming and sworn enemy of the vowel, is finally opening up its new TV and movie service to all users in the US and UK. Previously only the realm of Rdio Unlimited subscri...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget BioShock creator confirmed as scriptwriter for Logan's Run remake
The mind behind BioShock's Big Daddies and BioShock Infinite's Songbird is apparently also getting behind the script for a Logan's Run film remake. Irrational Games creative director and head Ken Levi...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Intel joins Alliance for Wireless Power's Board of Directors
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), a consortium working to establish a new wireless charging standard, hasn't been around for terribly long -- Samsung and Qualcomm joined forces to create the org...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget gTar opens up iOS and Javascript SDK, adds Ableton Live compatibility
It's been a while since we've heard anything out of the gTar camp -- nearly half a year in fact, when the company announced pre-orders the week of CES. This morning the Kickstarted instrument manufact...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for June 19th: Canon Rebel T3i bundle and 24-inch ASUS display
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...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Rockmelt comes to Android with thumb-friendly navigation
Rockmelt brought its social news browsing to iOS back in 2012, with promises that the Android version was on the way. The company took its sweet time with the port, but it's here at last -- and with a...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Feedly launches cloud platform and new web interface ahead of Google Reader shutdown
The eventual demise of Google Reader gave existing services like Feedly an opportunity to land hundreds of thousands of new users, but the sudden gain of popularity demands an infrastructure that can ...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Redray 4K projector now shipping, UHDTV not included
4K televisions are all the rage right now, but they're still dogged by a slight problem: where's the content? Red has taken one step to rectify that, as it's finally started shipping it's Redray media...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Redray 4K player now shipping, UHDTV not included
4K televisions are all the rage right now, but they're still dogged by a slight problem: where's the content? Red has taken one step to rectify that, as it's finally started shipping it's Redray media...
02:20 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Apple TV adds HBO Go and WatchESPN to its ranks
Apple today announced that two more entertainment options will be hitting its set-top offering. HBO Go and WatchESPN have been added to the Apple TV lineup, along with Sky News, Crunchyroll and Qello,...
01:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget BT CEO Ian Livingston to leave in September, accept government role
The CEO position is usually the last rung on the career ladder -- after that, it's either retirement or a less-than-graceful ouster. It's not the end for BT CEO Ian Livingston, however, as he's moving...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Blackberry Q5 to make early debut in the UAE tomorrow
Earlier than expected (and a little pricier than we'd hoped), the BlackBerry Q5 will go on sale tomorrow in the UAE. We know that its radios are primed for AT&T 3G and while the build might not ri...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Researchers create micro-battery with 3D printer (video)
We often hear about the coming nanobot revolution, but just how are they planning on powering those future marvels? Well, researchers from Harvard and the University of Illinois may have found the sol...
12:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget These specs preserve your privacy in a world of cameras (video)
Since surveillance culture is at the top of the news agenda, this new invention from Japan's National Institute of Informatics couldn't be more timely. It's a pair of goggles that blocks facial recogn...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget LG launches TV set and all-in-one PC with 29-inch 21:9 ultra-widescreen
Remember LG's EA93, that eye-catching 29-inch 21:9 "ultrawidescreen" monitor we played with at IFA last year? Well, it's just spawned a couple offspring. Today in Korea, the company launched a TV set ...
10:12 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Researchers able to predict iOS-generated hotspot passwords, takes under a minute
Anyone who's tried to tether to their iPhone or iPad will recall how iOS manages to craft its own passwords when used as a personal hotspot. The aim is to ensure that anyone sharing their data connect...
10:12 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Researchers able to predict iOS-generated hotspot passwords in less than a minute
Anyone who's tried to tether to their iPhone or iPad will recall how iOS manages to craft its own passwords when used as a personal hotspot. The aim is to ensure that anyone sharing a data connection ...
09:13 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi gets its own media center kit: 46 for easy XBMC and controller (hands-on)
Behold, a ready-made answer for those who own a Linux-powered fruit machine but who are still looking for new ways to use it. It's a simple media center starter kit, fresh out and shipping today, whic...
08:54 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Next Surface RT will use Qualcomm chip, may come in multiple versions
How's about this for a coincidence? We've just benchmarked the Snapdragon 800 reference tablet, with some very nice results, and now Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft will use a Qualcomm chip in i...
08:06 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Evernote Web Clipper's new Gmail function saves copies of emails and attachments
Keeping your Gmail account organized isn't that hard when you can tag and Star emails. Evernote Web Clipper's new function, however, promises easier access to missives you deem particularly important....
07:00 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash intros Kisai Intoxicated watch with a built-in breathalyzer (video)
Many partygoers want to keep their alcohol in check, but we don't know many who want to lug around a dedicated breathalyzer, no matter how small it may be. Tokyoflash may have found a happy medium for...
06:44 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget HTC Butterfly S revealed: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor
HTC's just pulled back the proverbial curtains on the Butterfly S at its Taiwan launch event. It'll arrive boasting an identical-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers a...
06:44 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget HTC Butterfly s revealed: 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, UltraPixel camera sensor (video)
HTC's just pulled back the proverbial curtains on the Butterfly s at its Taiwan launch event. It'll arrive boasting a familiar-sounding 5-inch 1080p display, front-facing BoomSound stereo speakers and...
05:58 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates Blink for Windows Phone 8 with GIF-like clip creation (video)
If Vine still leaves you pining for the choppiness of GIFs, Microsoft's got you covered -- on Windows Phone 8, at least. Redmond's Blink app, which helps smartphone photographers capture bursts of ima...
05:03 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget A&E, Lifetime and History Channel streaming apps land on Google Play
No need to envy your iPhone- and iPad-toting friends anymore just because they can catch the latest episodes of Bates Motel or Dance Moms on the go. Streaming apps from A&E, History Channel and Li...
04:07 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Netflix streaming coming to the Netherlands later this year
Netflix mentioned another European country was in its sights for this year and tonight it's announced the new region it will service is the Netherlands. As is its custom, it will be offering Dutch vie...
04:07 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Netflix streaming is coming to the Netherlands later this year
Netflix mentioned another European country was in its sights for this year and tonight it's announced the new region it will service is the Netherlands. As is its custom, it will be offering Dutch vie...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget PS3 users report 4.45 update locks up systems, may be tied to large HDDs
Planning on turning on your PS3 for some The Last of Us action tonight? According to a thread on the PlayStation Support forums, if you're prompted to install the latest firmware update version 4.45 t...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget PS3 users report 4.45 update locks up systems, may be tied to large HDDs (updated)
Planned to turn on your PS3 for some The Last of Us action tonight? According to a thread on the PlayStation Support forums, if you're prompted to install the latest firmware update version 4.45 then ...
03:11 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Ring arrives at Virgin Mobile, delivers Jelly Bean for $180
Jelly Bean has been making its way to ever cheaper phones in recent months, and that's very conspicuous with the launch of Virgin Mobile's new Samsung Galaxy Ring. For $180, you're getting Android 4.1...
02:16 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Scanadu Scout tricorder tops $1 million in funding, now comes in black
Scanadu clearly knows to tap into our collective Star Trek dreams, as the company just reached $1 million in funding for its Scout tricorder. The backing so far comes from people in 91 countries, incl...
01:21 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget FCC chairman nominee Tom Wheeler comes out in favor of legalized phone unlocking
He was nominated to replace Julian Genachowski as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission a mere six weeks ago, and before he's even got the job, Tom Wheeler's making headlines. Ars Technica...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 354 - 06.18.13
The E3 and WWDC news surges have finally calmed, so now we're back into the normal weekly groove. This week, Ben details his time using an Oculus Rift to watch recorded video and Richard attempts to r...
12:33 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA to license graphics tech to other companies, starting with Kepler
To use NVIDIA's graphics technology, you've typically had to buy gadgets using NVIDIA chips -- good for the company's bottom line, but not for influencing the industry as a whole. The firm is expandi...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, June 19, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MDP benchmarks: prepare for ludicrous speed
Today we had a chance to play with Qualcomm's latest MDP devices (tablet and phone) which pack the company's mighty Snapdragon 800 SoC (MSM8974). The tablet is slightly larger than last year's MDP and...
11:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft says it freed at least 2 million PCs from Citadel botnets
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that it took down 1,400 Citadel botnets with the help of the FBI, and now Ballmer and Co. have divulged just how big of an impact the effort had. According to R...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Dish doesn't submit another bid to buy Sprint, will 'consider its options'
The latest move in the standoff between Softbank, Sprint, Dish Network and Clearwire has been made, as Dish stated today it will not submit another bid for Sprint. This comes after Sprint sued to stop...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Nintendo taps Steel Diver franchise for its first free-to-play game
Nintendo was coy when it announced that its first free-to-play game will launch before the end of next March, divulging only that it wouldn't belong to the Mario or Pokemon franchises. However, the fi...
10:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.18.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Amazon Birthday Gift helps you buy your Facebook friends something nice, lets others pitch in
Look at the people with smiling faces in the above illustration. It's not too difficult to figure out what's going on: it's their birthday, and they're all happy because they're about to get presents....
09:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Oculus remains focused on PC first for Rift, using new capital to scale up staff
The Oculus Rift company is barely one year old, but it's already off to a strong start. Developers have kits from a massively successful Kickstarter campaign, said kit has support from the industry's ...
09:06 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Google Drive now stores your stuff in 18 more languages
Although Google Drive has spread far and wide, its localization hasn't always kept pace. The service just took a few needed strides forward, however, with the addition of 18 new languages. Asia gets t...
08:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Editorial: What internet radio needs to disrupt actual radio
"Internet radio" is usually a misnomer, as well as an indicator of its ambition. The term "radio" is misapplied to internet services like AOL Radio, Rhapsody Radio, the upcoming iTunes Radio and their...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Google challenges FISA court on government data requests, asks for ability to release more details
Google and other companies have already made general calls for more transparency in the wake of the PRISM revelations, and it looks like Mountain View is now escalating those requests to a court chall...
07:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget GameStick delayed until August while waiting for user UI feedback
GameStick first appeared around the the first of this year, promising its Kickstarter supporters an Android gaming console that looks more Roku Streaming Stick than OUYA. Since then, GameStick has gat...
07:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Google brings carousel layout to local search results on the desktop
Google users may have already spotted the carousel design on search results while browsing on Nexus slates or the iPad, but, as of today, you can also expect this layout to show up on the desktop vers...
07:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget FISA request roundup: where and how often has the government been mining user data?
As much as the federal government would like it to, the public outrage at the scope of its PRISM program has yet to die down, despite any good the program may have served in the interests of national ...
07:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget FISA request roundup: Who has Uncle Sam asked to see your data, and how often?
As much as the federal government would like it to, the public outrage at the scope of its PRISM program has yet to die down, despite any good the program may have served in the interests of national ...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Visualized: this is where the Higgs Boson was discovered
It's not everyday you get to tour CERN, the international particle physics research facility that spans the border of both France and Switzerland. It's even more rare to go down into the sprawling fac...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget On the sidelines of SparkFun's Autonomous Vehicle Competition (video)
We're a bit torn when we arrive at the Boulder Reservoir, past all the chain-linked signs warning of "potential danger ahead." The organizers of the Autonomous Vehicle Competition are running two sepa...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Lenovo unveils 15-inch ThinkPad S531 Ultrabook
As quick as Lenovo has been to hop on the Ultrabook bandwagon, it hasn't been so eager to launch big-screened models. Its new ThinkPad S531 explores that territory at last: the Windows 8 PC mates a sl...
05:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 officially available at AT&T on June 21st
The pre-order process for the BlackBerry Q10 is already well underway, but AT&T has kept quiet on its official retail and online availability until now. The company has now confirmed to us that th...
04:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget ToughWriter prototype brings color printing to the cockpit, we go hands-on
You might be surprised to hear that many current aircraft already have the ability to print documents at 30,000 feet. Long-haul airliners like the Boeing Dreamliner and Airbus A340 ship with a ToughWr...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Next3D's plan to bring recorded video to the Oculus Rift
The dream of wearing a lightweight headset, like the Oculus Rift, in order to simulate physical presence isn't limited to the imaginary worlds of video games. One man's vision is that of immersive TV ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Forget jetliners, the Paris Air Show means war (video)
There's a battle going on between Airbus and Boeing, but while both industry players maintain their fair share of government contracts, this war primarily concerns the commercial side of the biz. For ...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget FBI deputy director claims intelligence programs foiled NYC subway and NYSE bombings, among others
The United States government's controversial data collection practices reportedly helped thwart plots to bomb the New York City subway system and New York Stock Exchange, Federal Bureau of Investigati...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget FBI deputy director claims intelligence programs foiled NYC subway and NYSE bombings, among others (update)
The United States government's controversial data collection practices reportedly helped thwart plots to bomb the New York City subway system and New York Stock Exchange, Federal Bureau of Investigati...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Rounds updates video chat app, lets users browse the web together (video)
Rounds is doing the rounds (natch!) this morning with a significant update to its video calling and instant messaging app. The company teamed up with Channel.me to add co-browsing to an already broad ...
02:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two ChromeBook Pixels, courtesy of Gogo!
The ChromeBook Pixel is a stunningly beautiful piece of machinery. With costs ranging from $1,300 to $1,500, however, it means you're shelling out even more than most standard ultrabooks and laptops. ...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6 hands-on (video)
Well, we can't say that we didn't know it was coming, despite only getting officially announced this afternoon in London. Either way, Huawei's Ascend P6 is here, and we got some hands-on time with it....
01:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget NASA picks eight astronaut trainees that may go to asteroids and Mars (video)
If you like space exploration, you'll want to get used to these eight faces -- odds are that you'll see at least some of them again. They represent NASA's 2013 astronaut candidate class, and they'll s...
01:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6 announced: 6.18mm thickness, 4.7-inch 720p display
We knew it was in the works given the sheer quantity of leaks but, with a small sigh of relief, Huawei's Ascend P6 is now official. At the company's London launch, the handset has been revealed with a...
01:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to offer Sony Xperia Z as a US exclusive in the 'coming weeks'
Interested in grabbing a Sony Xperia Z here in the US? If so, we hope you like T-Mobile. The UnCarrier announced this morning that it will not only be carrying the flagship device, it will be doing so...
12:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget TCL launches 5-inch 1080p Idol X (S950) smartphone with ultra-thin bezel, $280 price
In a world obsessed with body image, we knew it wouldn't be long before our smartphones would start embarking on fad diets. The latest to show off its lack of curves is TCL's China-centric Idol X (S95...
12:57 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget TCL launches 5-inch 1080p Idol X (S950) smartphone with 6.99mm thickness, ultra-thin bezel
In a world obsessed with body image, we knew it wouldn't be long before our smartphones would start embarking on fad diets. The latest to show off its lack of curves is TCL's China-centric Idol X (S95...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget AT&T and Goal Zero deploy solar-powered Street Charge stations in NYC, we go hands-on (video)
If you'e lucky, your smartphone's battery can just make it through a full day, with the percentage meter dropping to the single digits as you finally get a chance to plug in. With 10 hours out and abo...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung to livestream its Galaxy and ATIV 'premiere' event
We have a few ideas about what Samsung's going to show off at its London event, but there's still some mysteries, like that Galaxy NX camera and what it has planned for its Windows-based ATIV range. W...
11:52 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget World War Z 'Mega Ticket' trial brings early screenings, bonuses for $50
Now that viewers can get excellent movie theater experiences at homes, studios and theaters are trying different strategies to keep bringing them in. Tomorrow night, Paramount will try a new tactic: o...
11:19 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget AMD details first ARM-based server chip: up to 16 helpings of Cortex-A57 clocked at 2GHz
It's hardly a secret that AMD has stepped out of its x86 comfort zone to develop an ARM-based server chip, but now we know a little more about it. Going by the name of "Seattle" and scheduled for laun...
10:23 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Raspbmc's June build brings a slew of tweaks: cloud backups and more coming in July
The Raspberry Pi-focused XBMC port Raspbmc's June changelog is a lengthy one. Among the changes are new settings, new skins, support for the Stealth Nighthawk F117A device and changes to make booting ...
09:29 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Nintendo 3DS update adds save backups, new StreetPass game store
If the madness of E3 (and the promise of some big titles) has recently pulled you back to Nintendo's handheld, you might be greeted with a firmware update next time you open up that well-worn 3DS. Asi...
08:41 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 200 goes official: 3.5 inches of low-end Android with Beats Audio and 5MP camera
After a dribble of leaks, including one that was entirely accurate, HTC has thrown the Desire 200 live on its website. We're still missing some key info on pricing and availability, but the specs have...
08:41 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 200 goes official: 3.5 inches of low-end Android with Beats Audio and 5MP camera (updated)
After a dribble of leaks, including one that was entirely accurate, HTC has thrown the Desire 200 live on its website. We're still missing some key info on pricing and availability, but the specs have...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro tops 1 million sales in South Korea
LG doesn't lead the sales charts quite like Samsung, but it does have something to crow about today: it just racked up its millionth Optimus G Pro sale in South Korea. The supersized phone reached the...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Adobe releases latest Creative Cloud apps, surveys disgruntled customers about pricing
Love it or hate it, Adobe's Creative Cloud subscription-based software is now the only way to get your favorite apps like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and the like. The company has just released the latest...
05:37 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 arrives June 21st for $399, $199 with phone
Less than a month after the LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 sauntered past the FCC, AT&T has announced that it'll start selling the device on June 21st. Originally released in the US as a WiFi...
05:18 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Banks brace for cyberwarfare drill Quantum Dawn 2
Come June 28th, Wall Street outfits including the likes of Citigroup and Bank of America will be under siege -- from fake hackers, that is. Representatives from a total of 40 companies along with the ...
04:38 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Shazam for iOS updated with Pulse discovery feature, redesigned tab bar on iPhone
It's been a mere few weeks since Shazam introduced those new location-based and tagging features for the tablet version of its iOS app, but the music-driven service isn't stopping there. Reaching vers...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Dragon Mobile Assistant 4 for Android adds driving mode, voice notifications
For Nuance, it's not enough that Dragon Mobile Assistant spares Android users from pecking at the keyboard -- with the app's new 4.0 upgrade, those users can sometimes avoid contact altogether. Dragon...
02:34 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Yahoo discloses total number of US government requests for user data
Yahoo has just revealed just how many government requests for data it's received in the past six months, and it's beaten out Apple, Microsoft and Facebook. Marissa Mayer and General Counsel Ron Bell n...
02:34 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Yahoo discloses US government data request stats: over 12,000 in six months
Yahoo has just revealed just how many government requests for data it's received in the past six months, and it's beaten out Apple, Microsoft and Facebook. Marissa Mayer and General Counsel Ron Bell n...
01:52 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget GEAK unveils Eye and Mars smartphones with 13MP cameras, budget prices
GEAK may be focusing its attention on wearable tech like the Ring and Watch, but it still has a pair of new offerings for those who like old-fashioned smartphones: meet the 5-inch Eye and 5.8-inch Mar...
01:00 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM 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 9:30PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ah...
12:41 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Pelican Imaging shows its array camera serving as a 3D printing tool (video)
While Pelican Imaging's 16-lens array camera will only reach mobile devices in 2014, the company doesn't want to wait to show what its technology can do in practice. It just posted a clip suggesting t...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, June 18, 2013
Engadget Sprint sues Dish and Clearwire, claims buyout offer is illegal
Sprint warned Clearwire in early June that it viewed Dish's latest attempt to buy it as illegal, and now the carrier is following up with legal action. Big Yellow has just announced that its filed a l...
11:20 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 17th - 23rd)
Yes, Game of Thrones is over, but there are still a few other interesting shows on TV. While Futurama begins its farewell tour, Wilfred and Copper return for the summer and Discovery kicks off a new r...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.17.2013
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...
10:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft offering Surface RT tablets for $199 to educational institutions
If you thought Microsoft's effort to push Surface RT tablets into classrooms would stop with a 10,000-unit giveaway, you'd be mistaken. Ryan Lowdermilk, a technology evangelist for the company, reveal...
10:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Spanish researchers use AR glasses and smartphones to aid student-teacher classroom communications
Gunners. They are a unique subset of students found in most any university lecture hall who steer classroom conversations with constant comments and questions directed at the professor. But what if yo...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Sprint launches LTE in 22 new cities, unveils plans for 13 more
Sprint's LTE cells have been popping up a lot lately, and today they're spreading like the blazes -- the carrier just flicked the (official) switch on its faster network in 22 new cities. The focus is...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com drops linked email accounts in favor of aliases
Hotmail and Outlook.com have long supported linked email accounts for organizing messages. However, Microsoft now sees connected accounts as tempting targets for hackers -- so tempting, in fact, that ...
08:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Oculus snags $16 million from investors to bring virtual reality to the masses
Oculus announced its first round of funding today, wherein the company secured $16 million from investors specifically aimed at putting the Oculus Rift in consumer hands. The nascent virtual reality h...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Season 3 of Downton Abbey arrives as an Amazon streaming exclusive: members get their Dowager Countess fix for free
We knew season three of Downton Abbey was coming to Amazon Prime Instant Video as an exclusive, but it looks like those episodes have arrived on the subscription streaming service one day ahead of sch...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Google announces Chromebooks are coming to more retailers around the world
Sure, you can already snag one of those Chromebooks from places such as Amazon, Best Buy and Google's own Play shop. But, starting today, the Mountain View-based company is making various Chrome OS-sp...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget GEAK Ring puts NFC on your finger, unlocks phones and shares your contact card
Some say NFC is dead, but GEAK from Shanghai wants to prove them wrong. Announced alongside the GEAK Watch earlier today was this GEAK Ring, a tiny NFC-enabled wearable device that stores your identit...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Raytheon's updated JTACs situational awareness system eyes-on (video)
Though you may think drones do all the fighting these days, actual soldiers on the ground are still largely used to call in airstrikes -- all the better to visually confirm targets before the flyboys ...
07:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget HTC confirms Android 4.2 is still coming to the One, despite rumors to the contrary
HTC has been relatively quiet with its plans to push Android 4.2 to the One (aside from a few unofficial leaks), but Three UK is hoping to start the conversation. In a recent tweet, the mobile operato...
07:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget We're live from the 2013 Paris Air Show!
While you were sleeping earlier today, we were getting trampled by crazed commuters at a train station, overheated in a steamy bus that inched through traffic at one mile per hour, and soaked by heavy...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Verizon reportedly considers purchasing Canada's Wind Mobile
Competition in the Canadian cellphone space is on shaky ground when Wind Mobile faces an uncertain future. If The Globe and Mail's sources are accurate, however, Wind may get a lifeline from an unexpe...
06:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget GEAK Watch packs Android, WiFi and a plethora of sensors, likely 'world's first true smartwatch'
Nowadays, we can't help but be skeptical of products that claim to be a smartwatch. In fact, what is a smartwatch, anyway? Perhaps GEAK, a Shanghai-based subsidiary of content giant Shanda, has a some...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Nokia RM-877 approved by FCC with AT&T LTE, likely is the EOS
Oh, the tales FCC employees could tell -- if they were allowed to discuss them. A Nokia device, known only as the RM-877, has passed the agency's approval process. This mystery unit contains AT&T-...
06:02 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Parrot announces availability for AR.Drone 2.0 add-ons, offers software upgrades
A little good / bad news for those dads who scored an AR.Drone 2.0 for Father's Day over the weekend. It's already time to upgrade. Starting next week, Parrot will be offering up those new add-ons it ...
05:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Airbus A350 cockpit tour with test pilot Jean-Michel Roy (video)
What's it like to fly the A350? Only a handful of pilots know for sure, but Jean-Michel Roy has a pretty good idea. The Airbus test pilot has flown a variety of yet-to-be-certified aircraft over the y...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition now open!
Calling all makers, dreamers, inventors and entrepreneurs, Insert Coin: New Challengers is back for round two! We were absolutely blown away by the responses to our Expand San Francisco competition. W...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Digg's Google Reader replacement beta access opens on June 26th, friends and family on the 19th
Digg -- yes, that Digg -- has a replacement in the works for Google Reader, and it looks like it'll arrive just ahead of the final days of Google's RSS aggregation service. The service, which uses the...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Digg's Google Reader replacement beta opens on June 26th, friends and family get access on the 19th
Digg -- yes, that Digg -- has a replacement in the works for Google Reader, and it looks like it'll arrive just ahead of the final days of Google's RSS aggregation service. The service, which uses the...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget IRL: Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 5 and testing Solavei's MVNO
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. Welcome back...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Future Ford cars to balance MyFord Touch with old-fashioned buttons
While Ford's MyFord Touch is a popular option for tech-savvy drivers, it's not always the most intuitive -- some complain that basic tasks, like radio tuning, are relatively awkward. The company is ve...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget XCOM: Enemy Unknown invades iOS devices on June 20th
The world is under attack once more, and it's up to your squad of elite, turn-based soldiers to keep humanity safe. We've just gotten word that XCOM: Enemy Unknown is headed to a wide variety of iOS d...
02:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for June 17th: Sony PlayStation Vita and 50-inch Sharp AQUOS 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...
02:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Tianhe-2 supercomputer claims the lead in Top 500 list, thanks its 3.1 million processor cores
As predicted, Chinese supercomputer Tianhe-2 has now been crowned the most powerful supercomputer in the world. Arriving years ahead of schedule, and packing 32,000 Xeon processors alongside 48,00 Xeo...
01:57 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Skype video messaging officially launches on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android -- but not Windows Phone
Out of beta and free, Skype today launches its video messaging service across all its major platforms. Previously, video missives were limited to 20 free attempts during early testing, but free on pre...
01:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Ford deploys robot drivers to test vehicle durability (video)
Self-driving cars are nothing new: Google, Lexus and Audi have all showcased the technology in prototype form before. But these autonomous vehicles are all designed to operate on public roads and hand...
12:53 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget UK reportedly set up fake internet cafes, hacked diplomats' BlackBerrys during 2009 G20 summit
If you're antsy at the idea of PRISM reading your Facebook messages, be thankful you're not a foreign diplomat. The Guardian is reporting that GCHQ, the UK's communications surveillance unit, hacked d...
12:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget TechCrunch: Instagram getting Vine-like video at Facebook's June 20th event
TechCrunch is reporting that Facebook is adding video capability to Instagram, which will be announced at the former's press event on June 20th. According to The Desk, the videos would last between fi...
11:31 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 200 surfaces in Vietnam with 3.5-inch display and Android 4.0
HTC might be making another push into the very affordable Android phone market with the Desire 200. As teased a few months back and joining the now-official Desire 600, the smartphone pulls together a...
10:58 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Netflix signs up Dreamworks for multiple new original TV series, promises over 300 hours of programming
In Netflix's largest deal yet, it's announced that Dreamworks will be making "over 300 hours of new programming" based on both existing and incoming movies and franchises. The first series will air ne...
10:05 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung CEO plans to sell the 'world's first' LTE-Advanced phone, a new Galaxy S 4 variant
Samsung's already doing a pretty good job selling its new flagship GS4, not to mention preparing a Google-fied stock version for the summer. There's another variant now confirmed, however, with Samsun...
10:01 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Leaked images reveal two-tone Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
While we've seen the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 officially draped in white and leaked in a golden brown variation, Samsung may have also given it the two-tone treatment. Techtastic recently got some photos from...
08:46 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Disney on Demand launches on Amazon's Lovefilm today
As promised a while ago, Amazon's Lovefilm service is now streaming Disney titles through its own Movies on Demand section. According the release, titles will include Wall-E, Lady and the Tramp and li...
08:46 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Disney on Demand launches on Amazon's Lovefilm today, adds more titles
As promised a while ago, Amazon's Lovefilm service is now streaming even more Disney titles through the film studio's own Movies on Demand section. Additions include Wall-E, Lady and the Tramp and liv...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Intel leak reveals 8-core Haswell-E series desktop CPU for late 2014
Now that Haswell's available in consumer-grade laptops, it's time to look at what's next on Intel's to-do list. A leaked slide-deck is claiming that Haswell-E, the enthusiast version of the chip, is c...
07:05 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Apple releases statement on 'Customer Privacy', received over 4,000 government information requests in six months
Following the likes of Facebook, Apple has publicly responded to the explosion in interest in the NSA's PRISM program, and has been authorized to reveal some of the data on what it's shared with the U...
07:05 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Apple releases statement on customer privacy, received over 4,000 government information requests in six months
Following the likes of Microsoft and Facebook, Apple has publicly responded to the explosion in interest in the NSA's PRISM program, and has been authorized to reveal some of the data on what it's sha...
06:22 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung makes first PCIe-based SSD for Ultrabooks, we see one likely customer
Solid-state drives are so speedy these days that that even a SATA interface might not have the bandwidth to cope. It's a good thing that Samsung has started mass-producing the first PCI Express-based ...
04:15 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Swiss scientists create catbot: a robot that runs like a cat (video)
Someone call MIT's researchers and tell them their terrifying cheetah robot has a long-lost teensy sibling in Switzerland. Developed in the laboratories of the École Polytechnique Féd&ea...
02:57 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget How would you change Acer's Aspire S5?
If Acer's Aspire S5 were an episode of Friends, it'd be forever known as "The One with the Motorized Port Cover." Unfortunately, while it was cool to have a complex, Thunderbirds-esque mechanical load...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, June 17, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 10th, 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...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget US officials say less than 300 phone numbers were investigated in 2012, data thwarted terrorist plots
With all the coverage PRSIM and the NSA's data collection have been getting recently, it's no surprise that the US government is eager to rationalize its actions. The crux of the latest defense seems ...
10:23 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 06.10.2013
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 -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Switched On: The five P's of the PS4
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Throughout the history of home game consoles, it's been notoriously difficult for a leader in one generation to maintai...
09:04 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Leaked Windows 8.1 screenshots show off Xbox Music, Movie Moments apps
We already know about Microsoft's impending Windows 8 overhaul, but previews of app specific updates have been few and far between. Now, thanks to an apparent Windows Store update on leaked builds, we...
07:25 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 gamepad leaked, features blurry Logitech G logo
Apple may consider the iPhone to be a gaming device, but even it's willing to admit that traditional gaming demands a proper gamepad. The folks at Logitech apparently agree, and seem to be preparing t...
06:05 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget The After Math: E3 2013 and WWDC 2013
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.It was a week where Engadget somehow managed dueling liveblogs. Apple rev...
04:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Spot Global Phone review: a satellite phone for the masses
Finally, a phone made in the year 2013 that Zack Morris can approve of. All kidding aside, Spot's aptly titled Global Phone isn't the most -- shall we say, svelte -- of handsets, but it's capable of c...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: underwater Discus Hotel, mold-detecting bowl and a terrarium for edible insects
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.By now "reinventing the wheel" has become a tired euphemism...
11:01 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Home Lohas brings hydroponic gardening into your room, rabbit guard not included
While running between booths at Computex earlier this month, we were momentarily distracted by these vegetable boxes (maybe it was lunch time as well). As it turned out, this product was launched by T...
09:01 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA demos GRID streaming on OUYA, proves little boxes play big games (video)
NVIDIA champions GRID as a perfect fit for cloud gaming platforms, but we haven't had much chance to see a good use case in action. The company was more than happy to oblige at E3, however, by streami...
07:02 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Alleged metallic Nokia EOS body teased again, this time with a dozen of them
That baffling metallic Nokia EOS chassis we saw the other day? It's back, but this time the same leakster from Sina Weibo managed to get a shot of at least 12 of them, meaning the device has likely re...
05:04 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile says MetroPCS' network transition is ahead of schedule
T-Mobile is more than a little eager to justify its acquisition of MetroPCS. To its relief, there's early evidence that the money was well spent: it says that MetroPCS' switch to a blend of HSPA+ and ...
03:05 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety
Plenty of people out there have a serious phobia of public speaking and there are tons of other disorders, such as Asperger's, that severely limit a person's ability to handle even simple social inter...
02:30 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: help me tame my home network!
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 Daniel, who needs our help to tame his ...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, June 16, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 10th, 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, the Lumia 925 touched down in Germany, a popular RSS client for...
11:40 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget ASUS K009 tablet reaches Bluetooth SIG with Snapdragon 600 mention, tiny photo
Well, isn't this odd? ASUS' mystery K009 tablet surfaced at the FCC with hints of a Snapdragon S4 Pro inside, but the 7-inch slate just received a Bluetooth SIG certification with marketing copy that ...
10:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 348: E3 and WWDC wrap-up - 06.15.13
E3 and WWDC are complete, so we set aside an hour to highlight the big announcements from both events in this week's episode of the podcast. Tim joins the same club as our Senior HD editor, Richard La...
10:31 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 348: E3 and WWDC wrap-up - 06.15.13
E3 and WWDC are complete, so we set aside an hour to highlight the big announcements from both events in this week's episode of the podcast. Tim joins the same club as our Senior HD editor, Richard La...
10:17 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Major Nelson takes Xbox One questions, says banned users will 'absolutely not' lose games
E3 is over, but Microsoft still has a long way to go to answer questions from gamers about its new Xbox One console, particularly when it comes to the effects of DRM. Director of Programming of Xbox L...
09:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 6.15.13: Chris Hadfield's retirement, invisibility cloaks and dino-bird feathers
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.What goes up must eventually come down, and shortly after landing on Terra Firma from his last of three ...
08:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Wacom Cintiq 13HD review: a space-saving pen display for designers
When Wacom teased a tablet-sized device a few months back, our curiosity was immediately piqued. However, the next reveal from the pen-wielding-peripheral company was actually the Cintiq 13HD -- a pro...
06:56 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Smartisan OS goes pre-alpha, available for international Galaxy S III only (updated with video)
You may recall that a Chinese startup dubbed Smartisan promised to offer its first custom Android ROM on June 15th. Well, the time has come and the company stuck to its word, but there's a catch: the ...
06:56 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Smartisan OS goes pre-alpha, available for international Galaxy S III only (video)
You may recall that a Chinese startup dubbed Smartisan promised to offer its first custom Android ROM on June 15th. Well, the time has come and the company stuck to its word, but there's a catch: the ...
06:06 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Anki Drive isn't just a car racing game, it's an iOS-based robotics platform
When Anki Drive was demoed live on stage during Apple's WWDC, we saw a modern take on classic slot cars using iOS devices and Bluetooth-equipped toy vehicles -- basically a racing video game rendered ...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Leaked packaging suggests Xiaomi is working on a 47-inch TV
China's Xiaomi has certainly made a name for itself in the smartphone market, but let's not forget that it has other plans as well. For one, there's the Xiaomi Box, which is the company's first foray ...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 review: lots of changes, but not much difference
More InfoNokia Lumia 925 announcedNokia Lumia 928 for Verizon hands-onNokia Lumia 920 reviewIt's been just half a year since Nokia revealed its first Windows Phone 8 device, and we've already got anot...
02:07 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget AT&T issues Wireless Emergency Alerts update to iPhone 4S, 5
AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won't be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la...
12:21 pm -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Amazon lists multiple PlayStation 4 bundles with release day guarantee
If you managed to snag one of those "Launch Edition" PS4s, consider yourself officially on the ball. If not, then not only will we not judge you, but you might actually have a different set of braggin...
10:00 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Father's Day special edition gift guide
Dad's been good to you. Very good to you. Why, without him you quite literally wouldn't be on this earth, and that's something to be thankful for. If he's anything like you, he probably has a bit of a...
07:32 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Mozilla Science Lab encourages scientists to share ideas over open web
Even though scientists created this glorious internet you see before you, current scientific practice is still based more on publishing academic papers than sharing ideas online. As one of the more pr...
04:46 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Google, Twitter push to reveal number of national security related requests separately
While Microsoft and Facebook have both published information tonight about how many requests for customer info the government made over a six month period, Google and Twitter are apparently hoping to ...
04:41 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Google, Twitter push to reveal number of secret FISA requests separately
While Microsoft and Facebook have both published information tonight about how many requests for customer info the government made over a six month period, Google and Twitter are apparently hoping to ...
03:36 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Google's Project Loon proposes internet distributed by hot air balloon
No, we're not joking. Google is seriously proposing hot air ballon-powered internet access. Of the company's moonshot projects, there are a couple of videos embedded after the break explaining the iss...
03:36 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Google's Project Loon proposes internet distributed by hot air balloon (video)
No, we're not joking. Google is seriously proposing hot air ballon-powered internet access, and has already launched a pilot project in New Zealand with 50 testers trying to connect via a helium-fille...
03:10 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases government data request stats: over 6,000 in the last six months
Like Facebook earlier, Microsoft has revealed some details about the number of government requests for data that it receives, and is for the first time including national security requests in the tota...
03:10 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases government data request stats: over 6,000 in six months
Like Facebook earlier, Microsoft has revealed some details about the number of government requests for data that it receives, and is for the first time including national security requests in the tota...
01:17 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook reveals government data request numbers, is first to include national security stats
Facebook lawyer Ted Ullyot revealed in a post tonight precisely how many user-data requests it receives from government entities, and that it's negotiated the ability to include national security-rela...
12:19 am -04 - Sat, June 15, 2013
Engadget MakerBot's Replicator 2 joins Amazon's newly launched 3D printer store
Granted, it's not a 3D printer in every home, but it's surely a step in the right direction. MakerBot announced today that its Replicator 2 will be joining Amazon's new 3D Printer Store, a central loc...
11:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.14.2013
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...
10:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget iPad and iPad mini coming to Rogers and Telus, iPhone 5 nano-SIMs reach Wind
While it's been easy for Canadians to get data plans for the iPad and iPad mini, they haven't had the luxury of picking one up at a carrier store like their American neighbors. They will soon, however...
09:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget E3 2013 roundup: Xbox One, PS4 and more from the big show (video)
It was a wild few week at this year's Electronics Entertainment Expo. Just think -- nearly a decade after the last generation of consoles was unveiled by Microsoft and Sony, we've gotten our first clo...
09:15 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 6.15.13: Chris Hadfield's retirement, invisibility cloaks and dino-bird feathers
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.What goes up must eventually come down, and shortly after landing on Terra Firma from his last of three ...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget AT&T GoPhone plans to support LTE, drop most data add-ons on June 21st
AT&T hinted that it was shaking up its GoPhone plans later this month, and it's making good on its word. As of June 21st, customers using the prepaid service will have access to the same LTE servi...
08:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget AT&T GoPhone plans to support LTE, drop most data add-ons on June 21st (updated)
AT&T hinted that it was shaking up its GoPhone plans later this month, and it's making good on its word. As of June 21st, customers using the prepaid service will have access to the same LTE servi...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: E3 vs. WWDC
In each issue of Distro, Editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.One major press event going on means we need to get our game faces on. Two happening simultaneously? Hoo bo...
07:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget HTC applies for 'Fetch' trademark, tracking device passes through Taiwan's NCC
Just what the heck is the HTC Fetch? Well, it's certainly not a phone. In fact, it appears to be some sort of tracking device according to a filling with Taiwan's NCC. Unfortunately, beyond some broad...
07:04 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Facebook to host new product launch on June 20th
In case you're interested, June 20th is a Thursday. It's more than that to Facebook, though: apparently that is the day the social network will show off a new product, or as the company puts it, a "bi...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Magellan SmartGPS review: further proof your phone is the only navigator you need
When speaking with executives from the Google Maps team earlier this year at I/O, I was reminded that Maps wasn't even a product in 2004. In less than a decade, one of Google's bright ideas has comple...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Airbus A350 completes maiden flight, uber-efficient Trent XWB engine shines
With the Paris Air Show scheduled to lift off in earnest on Monday, Airbus is hoping to steal a bit of the limelight. After being conceived in 2004, the A350 finally took the public skies today in Fra...
06:21 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Pink Floyd's entire back catalog headed to Spotify, sooner or later
There aren't as many big bands and artists holding out on streaming or downloaded music as there used to be, but there's unquestionably still some noticeable omissions on today's most popular services...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: PlayStation 4, MacBook Air, Google Now
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 most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
05:51 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget White House mandates that federal agencies make better use of spectrum
The White House has long been calling for smarter use of spectrum among federal institutions, and it's translating some of those words into deeds through a new Presidential Memorandum. The new set of ...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Oppo Find 5 smartphone surfaces in all-too-limited red edition
Oh my. We thought the Oppo Find 5 was already good-looking in its original white, but it just took on some extra appeal now that there's a stylish red edition on the way. The 1080p smartphone hasn't c...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Minecraft creator Markus 'Notch' Persson on the HTC Desire Z, CPU speed demons and more
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In a brand new installment of our weekly smattering of quest...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Apple's newest AirPort Extreme base station gets dissected
The skyscraper? The hauteur router? The dapper WAP? All reasonable nicknames were considered, but in the end, Apple's sticking with "AirPort Extreme." The newest base station -- the one introduced alo...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Acer won't do Windows Phone this year, wants Microsoft to pick up the pace
It's been a long, long time since Acer launched a Windows Phone... and from all indications, we're going to keep waiting. The company's Allen Burnes tells Pocket-lint that Windows Phone 8 is good, but...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget ESPN launches more second screen coverage with golf's US Open
ESPN is further boosting its major sports coverage by producing a raft of extra material for golf enthusiasts at the US Open. And the outlet will be doing the same during the British Open, along with ...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM!
Okay, okay, so we're 21 hours late for this episode of the Engadget Podcast. It's been a crazy week, give us a break. The good news, though, is that the gang is all here. Join Tim, Brian and Peter for...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook review: a first attempt at Chrome OS that cuts too many corners
Things have been pretty quiet on the Chromebook front since the launch of Google's gorgeous, but pricey flagship, the Pixel. It's arguably a hard product to beat, but then again, the Chromebook battle...
02:37 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget TweetDeck for Mac updated with sidebar-focused design
Twitter just recently spruced up the Windows version of TweetDeck with the web edition's simplified, sidebar-driven look; it's now the Mac app's turn. TweetDeck 3.0.2 on OS X brings virtually the same...
02:05 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Latest leak suggests Nokia EOS to pack 41MP camera, possible metallic variant also spotted
We gotta say, originally we weren't very confident in the above alleged spy shots of the rumored Nokia EOS smartphone, but after talking to the leakster from Sina Weibo, we think we got this figured o...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 95: The past, present and future of gaming converges at E3
Over the course of this past week, gaming-minded geeks descended upon Los Angeles for the industry's annual summer shindig. In the latest issue of our slate magazine, we hit the show floor at E3 2013 ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 95: The past, present and future of gaming converge at E3
Over the course of this past week, gaming-minded geeks descended upon Los Angeles for the industry's annual summer shindig. In the latest issue of our slate magazine, we hit the show floor at E3 2013 ...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Sharp branching into robo-vacs, grow lights, e-whiteboards to offset slow LCD sales (video)
Remember the Cocorobo robotic vaccum that could send you pics of your newly-cleaned carpet? Sharp is going to be doing a lot more of that kind of thing soon, if a recent demo at its research center in...
12:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Bosch offers $3,000 wireless chargers to Leaf and Volt owners
Bosch recently released an $450 charging solution for EVs, but if you want to go wireless, it's going to cost you a lot more. The company has formed an exclusive partnership with Evatran for the distr...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Andy Lees exits corporate development role, will announce a new job after his holiday
Seven months after Andy Lees became Microsoft's vice president of corporate development, the executive has decided that it's time for a rest. AllThingsD is reporting that the deposed former Windows Ph...
11:41 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Andy Lees exits corporate development role, will announce a new job after his holiday (updated)
Seven months after Andy Lees became Microsoft's vice president of corporate development, the executive has decided that it's time for a rest. AllThingsD is reporting that the deposed former Windows Ph...
11:05 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases Office for iPhone, available now for Office 365 subscribers only (hands-on)
At this point, it wasn't a question of whether Microsoft would release Office for iOS, but when. The company just released a free Office Mobile app for the iPhone, and it's available today in the US, ...
11:05 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone hands-on
At this point, it wasn't a question of whether Microsoft would release Office for iOS, but when. The company just released a free Office Mobile app for the iPhone, and it's available today in the US, ...
10:47 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone quietly launches, requires Office 365 subscription
After rumor upon leak that Microsoft was cooking up a release of Office for iOS, you'd think its arrival would be celebrated with streamers and cake. Requiring an Office 365 subscription, the app is n...
10:47 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office Mobile for iOS quietly launches in the US, requires Office 365 subscription
After rumor upon leak suggested Microsoft was cooking up a release of Office for iOS, you'd think its arrival would be celebrated with streamers and cake. Making a rather low-key entrance, the app is ...
09:57 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Asus K009 tablet clears FCC with apparent Nexus branding, Qualcomm CPU, rear camera, LTE
Earlier rumors about a Qualcomm-powered second-generation Nexus 7 tablet successor from ASUS could be right on the money, if a recent FCC listing holds water. A certain "ASUS Pad" model number K009 ju...
09:53 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 APS-C zoom lens priced at a surprisingly reasonable $800
When we came across the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM a couple of months ago, the first thing that popped into our heads was: how much? After all, it's the first-ever zoom lens with a constant sub f/2.0 ...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Sprint's updated contract lays out your choices when WiMAX ends
More than a year after Sprint stopped launching WiMAX phones, it added a new paragraph to its terms and conditions that indicate its impending breakup with the wireless standard. According to PCWorld,...
08:32 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm and Panasonic's organic CMOS image sensor boosts dynamic range and sensitivity
We've all been enjoying the benefits of AMOLED displays for several years now -- high contrast ratios, wide viewing angles and vivid colors -- so it was only a matter of time until organic films ended...
07:57 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Sony RX100 sequel leaks in Japanese manual images, adds tilting screen, hot shoe and WiFi
We were more than a little smitten with Sony's original RX100, a high-end Cybershot point-and-shoot housing a notable 1-inch 20.2-megapxiel CMOS sensor alongside a f/1.8 Carl Zeiss lens. It looks like...
07:33 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Vodafone Smart Mini delivers cheap-as-chips Android for 50
In one sense, many budget smartphones aren't budget enough; they often require some substantial financial discipline for the typical buyer. Not so Vodafone UK's new Smart Mini: at just £50 ($78)...
06:51 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Facebook to kill off Sponsored Results, streamline its advertising efforts
Facebook ads are about to become a tiny bit less obtrusive: the social network just announced that it will stop showing Sponsored Results this July. These ads have appeared alongside brands, groups an...
06:09 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Sports 4.0 arrives for Android and iOS with UI overhaul, team sync
Yahoo has spent the past several months revamping its mobile apps, and it's shifting that attention to a Sportacular redesign just as playoff season reaches its peak. Now going under the more recogniz...
05:33 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget TweetDeck for Windows update brings cleaner design, new sidebar
TweetDeck just updated its desktop app for Windows (XP and later) to bring it up to date with the recently refreshed web and Chrome versions. The changes make for a cleaner look; all your controls now...
04:59 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Music licensing group BMI sues Pandora, deems radio station purchase a 'stunt'
Music licensors didn't waste any time in characterizing Pandora's acquisition of an FM radio station as an underhanded attempt to cheat performers out of royalties, but the rhetoric has now hit the co...
04:31 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Dish and nTelos start testing fixed LTE broadband in rural Virginia (video)
Dish has so far had to be content with offering broadband over its existing satellite network, but the company has made no secret of wanting a terrestrial service. The carrier can now do more than tal...
03:55 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget WSJ: T-Mobile, VZW don't directly share call data to NSA, but that might not matter
Providing another wrinkle to the recently exploding privacy debate, a Wall Street Journal report indicates which wireless companies are providing call information to the government. According to the i...
03:22 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget FDA, ICS-CERT issue warnings for medical device, hospital network security
Reports that medical devices implanted in patients or used for their treatment may have dangerous vulnerabilities are not new, but a new "safety communication" is focusing more attention on the issue....
02:32 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360 / PS3 / Wii disc changer shown at E3, creators say next-gen version planned
Physical media might lend itself well to the used games market (well, usually), but it does have a distinct disadvantage over digital purchases: you still have to get up and change that disc. It's a m...
01:24 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Blue Microphones' Nessie now available, promises enhanced sound in real time
Blue Microphones' Nessie is now out on the market, months after we took it for a spin at this year's CES. Named after a cryptid like its older sibling the Yeti, Nessie comes with three modes -- one fo...
12:43 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Lomography intros Konstruktor: craft your own film SLR for $35 (video)
It's easy to build your own camera if you're determined to capture images on the cheap; it's another matter if you want something just slightly more refined. If that's the case, Lomography has you cov...
12:08 am -04 - Fri, June 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft patent application details use of human bodies for inhuman data transmissions
While we know the human body is capable of generating electricity, we never quite thought of it as a data transmission channel like this Microsoft patent application suggests. According to the documen...
11:34 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google pulling the plug on Chrome Frame plug-in
2009 was such an innocent time. Barack Obama was in the White House, we were all enjoying the latest Star Trek movie and the world's browser usage left a bit to be desired. So much has changed in thos...
10:59 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.13.2013
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...
10:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft will give 10,000 Surface tablets to educators attending ISTE
With the Windows in the Classroom Surface Experience Project, Microsoft is determined to prove its commitment to education -- and gain some positive publicity for its Surface tablets along the way. Th...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Talking Frostbite, Battlefield 4 and Mirror's Edge 2 with EA DICE's big boss (video)
EA's DICE studio is the motor that powers several of gaming's most popular franchises. Need for Speed and Battlefield are just two of the enormous series that DICE's Frostbite engine is behind, and EA...
09:40 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Rdio announces expansion to seven new countries, reaches Asia for the first time
Rdio may not be available in as many places as, say, Spotify, but the relatively popular music service is certainly doing all it can to get there. As such, Rdio today announced that it has now arrived...
09:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 182 - 06.12.13
While yesterday's HD Podcast was the place to be to get away from Apple news, this week's Mobile episode successfully evens the tides. Beyond all the iOS 7 talk, we try to figure out the difference be...
08:45 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Sony's Shuhei Yoshida talks Remote Play ubiquity on PlayStation 4, not bundling the Eye with the console
With the PlayStation 4, unlike the PlayStation 3 before it, Remote Play functionality on Vita is handled on a system level. Though Sony's asking developers to take into account the Vita's different bu...
08:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google Street View adds 1,001 new destinations, lets you explore from afar
The folks from Mountain View are constantly adding more and more features to Street View -- and, well, today's no exception. Via its Maps blog, Google announced that it's giving Street View a hefty bo...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music update aims to address data usage complaints
Mobile data caps have been the enemy of Google Play Music for quite some time, but a new update, available in the Play Store today, might provide a quick fix. By default, the service streams music at ...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music for Android updated to address data usage complaints
Mobile data caps have been the enemy of Google Play Music for quite some time, but a new update, available in the Play Store today, might provide a quick fix. By default, the service streams music at ...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Apple's Eddy Cue acknowledges ebook price increases at antitrust trial, reveals talk of Amazon deal that would split books/music control
The issue of e-book prices, and alleged price fixing, has come up again and again in recent years, with the focus most recently shifting to a Manhattan courtroom where Apple is at the center of an ant...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Apple's Eddy Cue acknowledges e-book price increases at antitrust trial, reveals talk of Amazon deal that would split books/music control
The issue of e-book prices, and alleged price fixing, has come up again and again in recent years, with the focus most recently shifting to a Manhattan courtroom where Apple is at the center of an ant...
07:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Foursquare Time Machine retraces your check-ins in a stream of light
Habitual Foursquare users don't have much context for their check-ins -- it's easy for them to track their favorite haunts, but not their long-term trends. The just-launched Foursquare Time Machine co...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Uber plans expansion into China, India and other Asian countries
Folks in cities like Singapore and Sydney are already enjoying Uber's online private car hire service, but the company doesn't intend to just stop its expansion in that corner of the globe. According ...
06:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget IBM reportedly cuts over 1,600 US jobs as part of billion-dollar restructuring
Missing your earnings target by five cents a share wouldn't trouble most companies -- but IBM isn't like most companies. That's why it's reportedly implementing a billion-dollar restructuring program ...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX mirrorless camera appears in press shots, may launch later this month
Samsung's mobile chief JK Shin hinted that the company would soon be announcing an Android-powered mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera, and now the Galaxy NX is all but official. In press shots app...
05:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget MTV iOS app relaunched with full-episode streaming, more video content
While MTV has had a presence on Apple's mobile platform to some extent, its parent company, Viacom, is now approaching things differently by increasing and improving the video content found in its iOS...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Supreme Court rules that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented
In a plot twist straight out of Orphan Black, the Supreme Court has ruled that naturally occurring DNA cannot be patented, but synthetic biological material is fair game. The case involved Myriad Gene...
05:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Sony's Open SmartWatch project lets devs tinker with its firmware
Starting today, advanced developers can fiddle with Sony's SmartWatch with more freedom than ever before. With the Open SmartWatch project, the company is now allowing devs to create and flash their o...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google+ gets notification improvements across devices, new Android app
Today, Google announced it's making some improvements to its social network, both on the web as well as on the Android and iOS apps. The company's own Vic Gundotra has -- appropriately -- taken to Goo...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter launches #FollowMe: highlight reels based on tweets, photos and Vines
It's common for Twitter regulars to get a stream of new followers, but it's not always clear why they should follow back -- how do you summarize a person's post history in a few seconds? Twitter wants...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget MacBook Air review (13-inch, mid-2013)
We can't lie: we were hoping for a Retina MacBook Air last year when Apple rolled out the thinner, faster MacBook Pros with their pixel-packed displays and optical drive-free chassis. The Air, sadly, ...
04:14 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Best Buy partner to create 'store-within-a-store' (video)
While Microsoft has long had its own retail chain, the success of those string of retail outlets has been occasionally debated -- just like the dancing moves of its employees. Still, the company has c...
04:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Nokia hosting 'zoom reinvented' event July 11th in NYC
We just received invites from Nokia to an event in New York City taking place on July 11th. The name of the event, curiously, is "zoom reinvented" and the imagery features a magnifying lens. Given the...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Eiji Aonuma on the Wii U's stumbles, Virtual Console support and a 'need to evolve'
It's cool to be different. That's the message we typically feed our children when they come up against peer opposition. It's also an attitude Nintendo's adopted time and time again when its penchant...
03:32 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget iFixit tears down the 2013 Xbox 360, finds surprisingly familiar insides
The Xbox 360 has gone through quite a few hardware transitions in its lifetime, but the 2013 model still intrigues us -- it's potentially the last, most advanced iteration that we'll see. iFixit must ...
03:07 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Line for iOS gains browser, themes and three more languages
Line is updating its iOS app with a trio of features designed to keep you nestled to the free messaging service for as long as it can. The biggest addition is an in-app browser, which negates the need...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget SF, NY prosecutors launching 'Save our Smartphones' anti-theft initiative today
The District Attorneys of New York and San Francisco are teaming up with police and government groups to cut down on smartphone-related muggings. George Gascón (SF) and Eric Schneiderman (NY) w...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget MSI's 14-inch GE40 gaming laptop priced at $1,300 with specs to take on Alienware
Sure, MSI can build hunky, nine-pound gaming notebooks, but what about lightweight rigs? It's traditionally left those to the likes of Dell and Razer. Now, though, MSI has an ultra-light gaming laptop...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia ZU specs reportedly leak: 6.44-inch display, 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera and 3,000mAh battery
Given the quantity of rumors that are floating around, it's hard to think that we won't be seeing a Sony phablet intermediate-size phone/tablet device in the near future. One of the folks over at ePri...
01:51 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo sees Mario and Zelda giving Wii U a big boost, 3DS continuing to grow
There's no question that Nintendo is hurting these days, mostly owing to the lackluster reception for the Wii U. The company's Scott Moffitt is upbeat, however: he tells CNET that the Wii U should enj...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget JVC unveils $18,000 4K interchangeable lens camcorder with Nikon F-mount
Lovers of 4K and Nikon glass, rejoice: JVC has just launched a 4K large-sensor camcorder that will use Nikon F-mount lenses. The JY-HMQ30 camera will operate in manual focus mode only -- even with AF ...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Active coming to AT&T June 21st for $199.99, pre-orders begin tomorrow
It appears that we were spot-on about yesterday's teaser, as AT&T has officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active this morning. Available in stores or online starting June 21st, you'll be abl...
01:20 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Broadcom announces quad-core HSPAPlus chipset destined for budget Android phones
Broadcom is no stranger to the budget-friendly lineup for carriers and OEMs around the globe -- especially in emerging markets -- but quad-core chipsets are just gaining traction in this arena. Grante...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend W1 review: the company's first WP8 device is promising, yet flawed
More InfoHuawei's Windows Phone handset outed as Ascend W1Huawei Ascend W1, the company's first Windows Phone 8 device, comes to the US in prepaid formHuawei Ascend W1 hands-onWhen Microsoft announced...
12:46 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget CoPilot comes to Windows Phone 8: free offline sat nav, 18 for premium features
It can't be easy, developing a Windows Phone sat nav app in the heavily publicized shadow of Nokia Here, but when we met the folks at CoPilot recently they were brimming with confidence. They've alrea...
12:28 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's spending spree continues: conference call and photo apps, Sky News streaming deal
After blowing $1.1 billion on Tumblr, we'd assumed that Yahoo would need a lie down in a darkened room while its accountants hunted around for more cash. Turns out that it was just the first in a raft...
12:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google updates Gesture Search, now recognizes over 40 languages
Gesture lovers and polyglots rejoice! Yesterday, Google updated Gesture Search for Android phones and tablets, making it compatible with even more languages. The app provides quick access to music, co...
11:51 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung chief alludes to 'mirrorless' Galaxy Camera sequel coming June 20th
We had a feeling the Galaxy S4 Zoom wouldn't be the final word in Samsung's Android-powered camera lineup for 2013, and now it seems that a truer successor to the high-spec Galaxy Camera is indeed on ...
11:40 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook opens first European data center, uses company-designed servers
Facebook's first European data center in Luleå, Sweden (near the Arctic Circle) is now online, and thus far it's the only facility that's exclusively using servers the company itself designed. S...
10:55 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget TRAQ quadricopter locates and hones in on radio signal sources (video)
Move over, Parrot AR.Drone; there's a new (prototype) quadrocopter in town. For their senior project, electrical engineering students at Northeastern University developed TRAQ, an autonomous aircraft ...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Researchers flaunt flying bike, no mention of alien-caching basket (video)
Researchers from several Czech companies have managed to make a bicycle soar with the aid of six electric motor-driven propellers. Looking like an over-sized quadrocopter drone, the bike was actually ...
08:51 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon offers 'Launch Edition' PS4 for wealthy early-adopters, instantly sells out
Can't bear the thought of someone else being disappointed by a launch-day title or a colossal firmware update? Amazon is offering a "Launch Edition" of the PlayStation 4, the only difference being tha...
08:51 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon splits PS4 pre-orders into 'Launch' and 'Standard' editions, Launch is already sold out
Amazon, with its limited supply of PS4s, has cleaved its product listing into two, to help people get a handle on when to expect their pre-order to arrive. Those who've already stumped up their cash a...
08:24 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Philip Pullman argues that authors are being shortchanged on e-book loans
Few people understand the magic of libraries better than Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials, but all is not well when it comes to digital lending. As the soon-to-be president of the Society ...
07:57 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google Blogger for Android gets tablet support
Blogger clearly benefits from a larger screen, yet Android tablet owners haven't had a native editing space since the Blogger app launched on their platform. Thankfully, Google is rectifying that prob...
07:26 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget HTC Butterfly S spotted with BoomSound stereo speakers and Sense 5?
OK, HTC, we're starting to see a pattern here. Following the One, the Desire 600 (including China's 606w and 608t) and the much anticipated One Mini, it's no surprise that Peter Chou is keen to spread...
07:21 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Apple tells price fixing courtroom it owns 20 percent of the e-book market
Apple director Keith Moerer said in court on Tuesday that the company holds about 20 percent of the US e-book market, double the size commonly assumed. The revelation came after the Department of Just...
07:08 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo to release its first free-to-play game by March 2014
Along with announcing a fresh Wii U lineup at E3 this week, Nintendo shared that it will launch its first free-to-play title during this fiscal year -- that is, by the end of March 2014. Industry anal...
06:43 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Official Cloud Print app hits Google Play, streamlines your wireless printing needs
The official Cloud Print app has finally been released on Google Play, possibly rendering the third-party apps you've relied on over the years superfluous. Using the standalone software will likely be...
06:07 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Apple considering 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhones
Apple could be looking to buttress its iPhone range considerably over the next year by adding larger 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch models and cheaper handsets with a wider range of colors, according to source...
06:07 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Apple considering 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhones, $99 model
Apple could be looking to buttress its iPhone range considerably over the next year by adding larger 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch models and a cheaper, $99 handset with a wider range of colors, according to ...
05:50 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon's bringing its Kindle Fire HD 7, 8.9 to India on June 27th
Having recently rebranded its operations in India under the Amazon name, the retailer announced today that it's launching the Kindle Fire HD in both 7- and 8.9-inch versions there later this month. Du...
05:22 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Finnish carrier DNA confirms it will be the first to launch Jolla phones running Sailfish
Jolla recently revealed its first phone, and now Finland-based carrier DNA has confirmed it will be the first operator in the world to offer the self-titled handset. Running the Sailfish operating sys...
04:55 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Sony Mobile event invites tease sizable surprise, could mean Xperia Z Ultra
Several French sites report receiving invites (shown above) to a Sony Mobile press event promising a surprise of size while showing off a device's slender side profile and a stylus. The reference coul...
03:53 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS launches GSM-based Bring Your Own Phone service in four cities
We'd heard rumors that T-Mobile would take advantage of its MetroPCS deal to offer bring-your-own-device service to more customers, and it isn't letting us down with the launch of MetroPCS' Bring Your...
03:06 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Google's latest Chrome Experiment lets you slam a cube at a friend's face (video)
Google has cobbled together yet another fun Chrome Experiment, and this time it's Cube Slam, a Pong-inspired tennis-style game with video chat support built-in. It was developed with WebRTC, an open s...
02:23 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung bakes, drowns and shocks Galaxy S 4 in stress tests (video)
Samsung torture-tests pre-release smartphones like many of its rivals, but it's rare in letting us have glimpses of the process. Case in point: its thorough punishment of Galaxy S 4 samples in a new v...
01:48 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Pentax intros K-50 and K-500 DSLRs, Q7 mirrorless camera
When it rains, it pours -- we knew Pentax was due for new interchangeable lens cameras, but it just surprised us by unveiling three of them at once. The mid-range K-50 and entry K-500 DSLRs at the fro...
01:44 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 353 - 06.12.13
Looking to get away from all the Apple news? Well, as Ben puts it in this episode, "you've come to right podcast" -- if you're all about E3, that is. We're really excited to talk about how the big ann...
01:14 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 12th - 16th)
Though delayed by events including E3 and WWDC, our listings are here, and there is plenty still to see on your HDTV this week. House of Cards makes the trek from Netflix to Blu-ray, while USA brings ...
12:28 am -04 - Thu, June 13, 2013
Engadget ASUS' new ViVoPC mini PC can take up to 16GB of RAM, your choice of Intel CPU
It's only been a few days since we first laid eyes on that newly introduced ASUS ViVoPC, but the Taiwanese company kept details short back at Computex, leaving us with the desire to learn a little mor...
11:52 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Ouya destined for store shelves
The Ouya journey, according to founder Julie Uhrman, will never have a firm conclusion. But, we'd say having retail units enter production and shipping to mega stores like Game Stop and Best Buy repre...
11:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget AMD's Saeid Moshkelani on building custom silicon for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U
The next-generation of consoles has finally and fully arrived here at E3, and the companies building the Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U are doing their best to differentiate their consoles from the competiti...
11:11 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.12.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Peter Molyneux talks next-gen consoles, communal gaming and Oculus Rift
Fabled (and Fable) game designer Peter Molyneux has long been a visionary in the gaming world, and his most recent effort, the Kickstarted title known as Godus, has piqued our Curiosity. However, as a...
10:31 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Points from Xbox 360 transfer to Xbox One as real money, 'equal or greater in Marketplace value'
With the Xbox One, Microsoft is killing off the virtual currency of Xbox Live -- Microsoft Points are soon-to-be no more. But what of remaining balances? Apparently Microsoft's taking care of transfer...
10:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Antec to extend its Bluetooth product range with Pulse, SP1Plus, SP3 and SPzero (hands-on)
To most people, Antec's probably better known for its desktop-related products, but at Computex, the company made quite a big effort to pimp its A.M.P. (Antec Mobile Products) range of Bluetooth audio...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The console war is over... sorta
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.It seems, at least according to the editorial and social rhetoric I'...
09:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Sony PlayStation 4 gaming roundup (hands-on)
Forget streaming applications, share buttons and chip architecture -- the success of the next-gen video game consoles will be dictated largely by software. Games sell the system, and we couldn't help ...
09:42 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Unu Android tablet / console hands-on (video)
Another Android gaming console at this year's E3? Kind of, sort of, yeah. But Unu's (née Snakebyte) looking to set itself apart from the OUYAs, Gamesticks and M.O.J.O.s of the world (to name bu...
09:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget EA's CTO Rajat Taneja and COO Peter Moore on plans for next-gen and Origin
It's E3 time, people, and the launch of a pair of brand new consoles has the gaming world abuzz with the possibilities they bring. The success of those platforms isn't just about the black boxes, howe...
09:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Apple revises warranty policies in France, Germany and Belgium in response to EU law
Apple revised its warranty policy in Italy last year after being hit with a €900,000 fine for not complying with an EU-mandated two-year term, and it looks like those changes are now starting to ...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Clearwire to endorse Dish's offer, push back vote on Sprint deal (updated)
Well, it looks like Sprint's letter to Clearwire Corp. didn't adequately trash Dish Network. According to The Wall Street Journal, a special committee of Clearwire's board will push back a shareholder...
08:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable reportedly offering incentives to keep content offline
It's no real secret that TV giants like Time Warner Cable have formal agreements which prevent video from going online -- like it or not, that's the nature of content exclusives and windowing. However...
08:35 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable reportedly offering incentives to keep video content offline
It's no real secret that TV giants like Time Warner Cable have formal agreements which prevent video from going online -- like it or not, that's the nature of content exclusives and windowing. However...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Polk Audio Xbox N1 Surroundbar and 133t gaming headphones eyes-on
"The average age of a gamer is 35," according to the Polk Audio rep I spoke with. "We're not making products for 13-year-olds." And we'll give it to the company, the two new devices it's showing off a...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Polk Audio Xbox N1 sound bar and 133t gaming headphones eyes-on
Polk's at E3 showing off two new devices it's showing off at E3 this week that aren't half bad looking. Granted, they're not as slick as some of the higher end products the audio company has shown off...
07:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Yahoo to free up old usernames after a year of inactivity
Unless you're quick to sign up with new services, snagging a simple user ID with your name, or just about any word from the English dictionary, can be unlikely. If you're only first joining Yahoo toda...
07:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget ESPN 3D to shut down citing 'limited viewer adoption', makes room for 4K sports
A lack of interest in 3D viewing at home has claimed one of its first major victims today, as ESPN announced its 3D channel is going to shut down. ESPN 3D launched back in 2010 with coverage of the FI...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Rovio teases Angry Birds Go! racing game
Are you ready for another Angry Birds title? Rovio thinks you are, and it's teasing "Angry Birds, but not as you know it." And we believe it: from the short teaser animation and associated imagery, it...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's Shuhei Yoshida on Oculus Rift: We have dev kits, 'I love it'
Sony Computer Entertainment head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida is a big Oculus Rift fan, it turns out. "We've got a couple of the development kits, and I tried it out and I love it," he told us ...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast iOS 7 edition, live at 4PM ET!
As if there could be any doubt, the introduction of iOS 7 at this week's WWDC will likely take up a significant portion of our podcast today. There may be some talk of a Galaxy S4 zoom -- as if you co...
06:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget CRTC to ask Canadians for help in adapting TV regulations to the internet era
The CRTC is eager to shake the cobwebs from Canada's TV regulations, many of which got their start before cable arrived, let alone Netflix or YouTube. Accordingly, it's planning a round of consultatio...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget AT&T teases Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in video, June 13th launch appears likely
A teaser of a Samsung phone capable of spending some time underwater with a curiously familiar set of hardware buttons underneath the screen? Sure looks like the Galaxy S4 Active to us, and AT&T i...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget AT&T teases Samsung Galaxy S4 Active in video, June 13th launch appears likely (updated)
A teaser of a Samsung phone capable of spending some time underwater with a curiously familiar set of hardware buttons underneath the screen? Sure looks like the Galaxy S4 Active to us, and AT&T i...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Creative Labs rolls out Sound Blaster EVO gaming headsets with Axx processing
Creative is no stranger to the gaming headset scene, but it operates in a very crowded field -- it needs more than just big earcups and a mic to stand out. The company's new Sound Blaster EVO line of ...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook adds clickable hashtag support to your News Feed
Facebook wants to help you make your conversations just a little more discoverable (if you so desire), and it's decided to finally include a long-missing feature -- clickable hashtags -- to the News F...
05:25 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget This is the HTC One Mini
The leaks are true: HTC's rumored M4 is indeed the One Mini. We know because a trusted source in possession of the "petite" 4.3-inch handset has fed us a direct image, while also confirming some specs...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 coming to AT&T with LTE in the coming weeks
We already knew Samsung's 8-inch Galaxy Note would be coming to the United States, but only as a WiFi variant. Fortunately for US hopefuls craving a version that's capable of getting an actual data co...
04:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Nokia ships its last Symbian phones this summer
That moment we'd been expecting (and to some extent, dreading) has come: Nokia is near shipping its last Symbian smartphones. The company should deliver the final round of 808 PureViews sometime this ...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Nyko PlayPad Pro 2 hands-on
Nyko's PlayPad Pro controllers make gaming on Android much less painful, as anyone who has attempted to control a high-speed Sonic with a touchscreen can attest. So, how does the company follow up a l...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Technicolor's Color Certified Program ensures consistency across displays (video)
There's THX certification for TVs, ensuring potential buyers that they'll get solid home-theater audio, so why shouldn't there be an equivalent for displays? Technicolor, along with software company P...
03:50 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for June 12th: 29-inch Dell UltraSharp and 23-inch ASUS VS238H-P monitors
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...
03:36 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Jon Rubinstein: Hewlett Packard's purchase of Palm was a waste
Finally, Jon Rubinstein is ready to re-open the wounds sustained from HP's bungled acquisition of Palm. When Fierce Wireless asked the former CEO what he'd do differently, he said that selling the com...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Armour39 review: a fitness tracker for the wannabe elite athlete
Under Armour has always prided itself on the science and technology that goes into its sports apparel. But, let's be honest, the company could spend four times as much on R&D for a shirt as HTC di...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget ITV Player for iOS offering ad-free subscriptions for 3.99 per month
Fancy catching up on The Jeremy Kyle Show without sitting through adverts for Minogue milk and hair cream? ITV is offering iOS users a premium upgrade for ITV Player that'll cut the commercials and pr...
01:33 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget MySpace redesigns its iOS app, offers social radio and animated GIFs
When the going gets tough, the tough reinvent themselves in a desperate attempt to regain relevance. Speaking of which, MySpace has redesigned its iOS app to offer users the chance to upload animated ...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Visualized: SpaceX Dragon capsule at E3
There's plenty to look at around the E3 show floor this year, but few if any of the shiny new products have actually been to space. Pretty sad, if you ask us. Thankfully, SpaceX was on hand, showing o...
12:32 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Leaks detail PC Mobile postpaid contract pricing, launch delays
June 5th came and went, without the introduction of PC Mobile's new postpaid plans and smartphone line-up. MobileSyrup heard the launch had been pushed back to today, but is now reporting the MVNO is ...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget E3 organizers set the feds on OUYA over parking lot cheekiness
The next-gen console war is truly on and E3 is the battleground. As IGN found out, though, fighting spirits have extended beyond the walls of the Los Angeles Convention Center, where Android console-m...
12:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget E3 organizers set the fuzz on OUYA over parking lot cheekiness
The next-gen console war is truly on and E3 is the battleground. As IGN found out, though, fighting spirits have extended beyond the walls of the Los Angeles Convention Center, where Android console-m...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Pure Jongo multi-room speaker system now available in North America
If you've been thinking of adding speakers around the house but are loathe to run wires, Pure's Jongo system is now available in North America, joining the like of Sonos' Play:3 in the wireless multi-...
11:35 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Sprint testing LTE cell sites in San Francisco, we pay one a visit
It's not everyday that you get to mill around rooftops like Spider-Man, so when Sprint invited us to visit one of its LTE cell sites in San Francisco, our answer was a resounding "yes". While the comp...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Panasonic thinks you'll pay $1,200 for a home stereo with neon subwoofers
Of note, that thing you see above cannot be copped for $20 at your local Thrift Shop.Filed under: Home EntertainmentCommentsSource: Panasonic...
09:56 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Airbnb's disaster response tool to help survivors find free housing (video)
Airbnb has launched a new disaster response tool in an effort to make things easier for willing hosts to offer free shelter to survivors of catastrophes. Activated within 30 minutes or less from the t...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget eyeSight software uses standard cameras to power 3D gesture controls (video)
Turning regular ol' devices into motion-activated wonders is all the rage these days, and a company called eyeSight is determined to stand out from the pack. The brains behind eyeSight claim to have d...
08:40 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Xbox chief: we have a product for people who can't get online, it's called Xbox 360
Did you think the Xbox 360 was being kept around just for the budget market? It turns out Microsoft's got another sort of customer in mind for the revamped last-gen hardware: the crews of nuclear subm...
08:09 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung officially announces Galaxy S 4 Zoom with 16MP camera, 10x optical zoom
Coming in just after a Russian site managed to review the device, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S 4 Zoom. Combining a fully featured Android 4.2.2 Galaxy phone (basically a Galaxy S 4 Mi...
08:09 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung officially announces Galaxy S4 Zoom with 16MP camera, 10x optical zoom
Coming in just after a Russian site managed to review the device, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Combining a fully featured Android 4.2.2 Galaxy phone (basically a Galaxy S4 Mi...
07:43 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom gets reviewed before it's even official
If previous leaks had us fairly convinced Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom cameraphone was a real device, this latest one has us certain. A Russian website has published what can only be described as a full ...
07:43 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom gets reviewed before it's even official (updated)
If previous leaks had us fairly convinced Samsung's Galaxy S 4 Zoom cameraphone was a real device, this latest one has us certain. A Russian website has published what can only be described as a full ...
07:43 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom gets reviewed before it's even official (updated)
If previous leaks had us fairly convinced Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom cameraphone was a real device, this latest one has us certain. A Russian website has published what can only be described as a full r...
07:36 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Basis Band Android app finally available, iOS version still absent (video)
If you've been sitting around not clocking up the miles with your Basis Band, we imagine it's because you were waiting for that long-delayed mobile app. Well, it might not be Q1 as promised, but it's ...
07:14 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget EE now offering flat-rate unlimited broadband and call packages
EE's 4G may grab the headlines, but the company's also offering land line phone and internet services with a (Kevin) Bacony-twist. Now, the network is coaxing existing customers away from rival ISPs l...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Bing Maps adds 270TB worth of Bird's Eye imagery, its largest update yet
If you thought the 215TB of satellite imagery Bing Maps added last year was hefty, think again. In what is the largest installment of Bird's Eye shots yet, the mapping folks in Redmond piled on a whop...
06:05 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Thorough Google Glass teardown reveals 570mAh battery capacity
Among the handful of Google Glass teardowns (and attempts at doing so) out there, this one by Star Simpson and Scott Torborg is one of the most thorough. The pair deconstructed the eyewear down to com...
05:36 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 4D headphones ears-on
In keeping with its propensity toward acronymed products, Mad Catz today showed off its F.R.E.Q. 4D headphones. The peripherals are notable for a couple of reasons: first is that the company dumped th...
05:14 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Quantic Dream's 12-minute PS4 tech demo is ready for your viewing pleasure (video)
Now that the dust has settled from Sony's E3 press conference, Quantic Dream's posted the entirety of its PS4 tech demo, The Dark Sorcerer. Over on the PlayStation Blog, the studio's director, David C...
04:51 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Nyko's Smart Clip brings the second screen to your controller (hands-on)
With Microsoft and Sony making big pushes toward a second screen experience via smartphones and tablets, yet another space is opening up amongst third-party peripheral manufacturers. After all, supple...
04:21 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Casio Commando 4G LTE reportedly spied enroute to Verizon
Casio's G'zOne Commando was designed with all the subtlety of a cruise missile, but it must have resonated with at least a few Verizon customers. That would explain why @evleaks has posted an image of...
03:58 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget GOWEX now beaming free WiFi to San Francisco from 450 smart zones
Starting today, San Francisco residents will have something else to brag about besides their quality of life and hosting tech extravaganzas: free WiFi. The silicon valley hub joins New York and parts ...
03:41 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Leica's mystery Mini M camera outed as X Vario with 16.2-megapixel APS-C sensor
Leica had teased that June 11th would see the Mini M added to its lineup, and now it's made good on its promise. Now known as the X Vario, the compact cam crams a 16.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor insi...
03:20 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Virtuix Omni VR treadmill shows up at E3, we go feet-on (video)
I'm a little nauseous and a bit sweaty. This was my first time using the Oculus Rift. It's the sort of thing you've got to ease into, really -- sitting stationary, letting your brain adjust to the who...
02:59 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget iFixit tears down 2013 MacBook Air, finds bigger battery and smaller SSD
iFixit has a tradition of tearing apart Apple gadgets (and many others) as soon as they're on sale, and it's maintaining that custom with a fresh peek at the 2013 edition of the 13-inch MacBook Air. T...
02:34 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Pandora buys FM radio station to lower royalty rates for streaming music
Pandora has complained for years that royalties for internet-only radio stations are too steep. It may have found an end run around the problem, however: it just bought an FM radio station in South Da...
02:16 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with EVR, a spaceship dogfighting game demo built for Oculus Rift
We've seen plenty of demos showcasing the Oculus Rift, but actual gameplay experience with the VR headset has been tough to come by. We first heard about a spaceship dogfighting game called EVR being ...
01:55 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Netflix streaming user profiles to launch this summer, make account sharing easier
Ask Netflix Vice President of Product Innovation Todd Yellin what makes the streaming giant special, and he'll start telling you about algorithms, test groups and suggestion engines. "It's the revolut...
01:18 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz Arcade Fightstick for Xbox One eyes-on (video)
The M.O.J.O. may be Mad Catz's star of this year's E3, but the peripheral-maker's pretty darn excited to show of its latest massive gamepad, if for no other reason than the fact that the controller ma...
12:41 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9PM 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 9PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ahead...
12:20 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Nyko's Xbox One and PlayStation 4 Charge Base peripherals (eyes-on)
All right, all right, so it's not the sexiest thing in the world, but let's face it, those wireless controllers need to be charged. Nyko's got the jump on the next generation of battery drainers, roll...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, June 12, 2013
Engadget Lenovo rebranding storage products, demotes Iomega to entry-level gear
Remember when Cingular became AT&T, Federal Express became FedEx and RIM became BlackBerry? The next company that'll need to reprint its business cards is Iomega, which is seeing the bulk of its p...
11:40 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Xbox One SmartGlass hands-on (video)
SmartGlass is nothing new -- it's the second screen solution Microsoft introduced for its Xbox legions. But for the release of the Xbox One console, the company decided to update the experience and ex...
11:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget eBay revamps eBay Now for iPhone, announces plans to expand service in the Bay Area and NYC
Same-day delivery may not exactly be a brand new idea anymore, but it's one that's yet to reach its full potential, we'd say. With the launch of eBay Now last year, the internet giant kicked off a bet...
11:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Xbox One gaming roundup (hands-on)
It's a black set-top box. It's a media streamer. It's dependent on an internet connection. It's a living room hub. It wants to be your everything. But really, the Xbox One (or any new, next-gen consol...
10:59 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Marc Whitten on all things Xbox One (video)
Microsoft Xbox chief product officer Marc Whitten has been with the company for quite some time -- from before the launch of the first Xbox through the company's latest gaming effort, the Xbox One. As...
10:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget ACLU sues over NSA's surveillance program, challenging its constitutionality
If you're already overwhelmed by the sheer amount of activity surrounding the ongoing NSA fallout, we're guessing that now would be an excellent time to go on vacation. Predictably, lawsuits are alrea...
10:30 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.11.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget A quick walk through Nintendo's E3 2013 Wii U lineup
Nintendo's Wii U may not be the main star of this year's E3, but that doesn't mean the company's sitting this year out. Super Mario 3D World, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Bayonetta 2 and The ...
10:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Flipboard now lets others contribute to your magazines (video)
There's typically more than one person involved in building a traditional magazine, at last check. It only makes sense, then, that Flipboard just opened up its internet-based magazine curation to grou...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable launches TWC TV app for Samsung Smart TVs (video)
As commonplace as Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app might be, it's surprisingly tricky to find on actual TVs -- Roku boxes don't quite count. The provider is addressing that gap today by releasing a vers...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable launching TWC TV app for Samsung Smart TVs (video)
As commonplace as Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app might be, it's surprisingly tricky to find on actual TVs -- Roku boxes don't quite count. The provider is addressing that gap today with plans to relea...
09:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift HD prototype VR headset appears at E3, we go hands (and eyes) on
We've been impressed with Oculus Rift from the start, and have been following the VR headset closely ever since. The developer edition has been in the hands of devs for a couple months now, and while ...
09:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift HD prototype VR headset appears at E3, we go hands (and eyes) on (update: video)
We've been impressed with Oculus Rift from the start, and have been following the VR headset closely ever since. The developer edition has been in the hands of devs for a couple months now, and while ...
09:23 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget RunKeeper for iOS gets new social feed and leaderboard
The fitness app RunKeeper already lets you check stats on your smartwatch, but what is activity tracking without a public shaming social component? Starting today, the iOS version of the app includes ...
09:01 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Verizon FiOS Mobile arrives on Android, lets you watch live TV and video on demand
The iOS crowd has been able to enjoy Verizon's FiOS Mobile service for some time now, but now it's the Android faithful's turn to finally experience what they've been missing. The application, which i...
08:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Let's take a closer look at the PlayStation 4, DualShock 4 and PS4 Eye (video)
After getting a deeper hands-on with the PlayStation 4 and its very thorough tech demo today, The Playroom, we wanted to show you how all the bells and whistles of the new console, its new controller ...
08:28 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android console, C.T.R.L. Wireless GamePad hands-on (video)
We shoved our way through the floor-opening scrum and made a bee-line to Mad Catz's booth at E3 this morning, after catching word of the peripheral maker's new M.O.J.O. Android gaming console, a box t...
08:25 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Willow Garage may sell its Velo robot gripper early, if you ask nicely
Some have called Willow Garage's health into question lately, but the company may have a minor hit on its hands -- if through an unexpected channel. The firm has seen a strong enough response to its V...
07:58 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft letting users choose Yammer as default social network in Office 365
Since enterprise-level social networking isn't really our bag, we haven't been paying that much attention to Yammer after Microsoft's paid $1.2 billion to buy it. Still, as part of Redmond's project t...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Nyko reveals new accessories for Xbox One, PS4 and NVIDIA Shield
Now that we know mostly everything about the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it's about time for peripheral makers to start showcasing their planned gear for these next-gen consoles. As such, Nyko's taken...
07:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Apple details OS X Mavericks' energy-saving skills, friendlier network sharing
While we learned many things about OS X Mavericks' feature set at WWDC, there were a few important details hiding in the woodwork. Apple has just revealed a few of them through a new overview of the p...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 hands-on: DualShock 4 and games
This morning, we got our first official hands-on with Sony's brand new PlayStation 4 -- unveiled last night at E3 2013. Though we got to put our hands on the new DualShock 4 last evening, today we wer...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 hands-on: DualShock 4 and games (video)
This morning, we got our first official hands-on with Sony's brand-new PlayStation 4 -- unveiled last night at E3 2013. Though we got to put our hands on the new DualShock 4 last evening, today we wer...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Editorial: The subtexts of Apple's WWDC keynote
Monday's much-anticipated WWDC keynote was Apple's most crucial presentation in years. AAPL stock has fallen 37 percent over nine months. Android has grown into a monstrous competing platform, differe...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Hyperkin teases pixelated SNES-style USB / Bluetooth gamepads at E3 (hands-on)
Are the Super Nintendo gamepad's smoothly curved edges just too darn comfortable for your palms? You might want to check out Hyperkin's Pixel Art controller, an SNES-inspired USB controller rendered i...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Blinkbox goes HD for Game of Thrones season three, available July 15th
Tesco's VOD service Blinkbox beat all other UK players to the punch when it hosted the second season of Game of Thrones well before the box-set launch, and it's doing the same with season three. It's ...
06:15 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Visualized: The lunacy of E3, live from Nintendo
Instead of its typical pre-show E3 press conference, Nintendo opted to open up its exhibition booth to journalists a bit early this year, teasing a few Wii U games, such as Pikmin 3 and the long-await...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 DRM policies get a bit more complex: third-party publishers can dictate terms
Not so fast, vaquero. While Sony was cheered in heroic fashion for proclaiming that used games would be free and clear to operate on the PlayStation 4, it appears that the reality is actually a bit mo...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 DRM policies clarified by Sony (updated)
Not so fast, vaquero. While Sony was cheered in heroic fashion for proclaiming that used games would be free and clear to operate on the PlayStation 4, it appears that the reality is actually a bit mo...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Google asks US government to let it publish more national security requests for data, including FISA disclosures
Google CEO Larry Page and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond made a general call for more transparency in their response to the PRISM revelations last week, and Drummond has gotten quite a bit more sp...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Google asks US government to let it publish more national security requests for data, including FISA disclosures (update: Microsoft, Facebook too)
Google CEO Larry Page and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond made a general call for more transparency in their response to the PRISM revelations last week, and Drummond has gotten quite a bit more sp...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Left of the dial: Independent radio in the digital age
"This room is, to a certain extent, a trophy room," Jason Bentley admits, his morning DJ voice rendered even smoother than usual following an in-studio set by local downtempo electro-soul group Rhye. ...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Hyperkin's Retron 5: emulating nine classic consoles with help from Android
This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo might be all about the next generation of gaming hardware, but not in Hyperkin's E3 booth: these guys are looking backwards. We dropped by to check out the Re...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget AblePlanet's haptic headset adopts Linx Fusion moniker, we go hands-on
In case you hadn't noticed, "next-gen" is sort of the theme of E3 2013, and the term applies to far more than just video game consoles. Take headphones, for instance -- Able Planet tells us that it's ...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6 specs leaked: 1.5GHz quad-core, 6.18mm thick, 4.7-inch 720p display
We've seen enough images of the Huawei Ascend P6 to know that the thing exists, but the speculation on its specs hasn't been confirmed by any stretch. Smartphone rumormeister @evleaks has a few specs ...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Pentax Q7 purportedly leaks with three color options, larger sensor than Q10
Pentax camera launches always seem to be colorful affairs, and if new images are to be believed, a multi-hued mirrorless model with a retro bent will soon arrive from the outfit. According to serial l...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Barnes and Noble axes Nook PC, Mac apps, directs you to Nook for Web instead
Barnes and Noble has been quietly erasing all mentions of its Nook for PC and Mac, but now we have the first official confirmation that both are no more. An official statement, reported by The Digital...
05:04 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Comcast's new X2 platform moves your DVR recordings from the box to the cloud
Crying because your DVR's hard drive can't hold an entire season of Antiques Roadshow? If you're a Comcast subscriber, there may be hope on the horizon. At The Cable Show in Washington, D.C., Comcast ...
04:52 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget HTC One coming to C Spire
While Samsung has launched the Galaxy S 4 through just about every US carrier under the sun, HTC has largely kept the One to the very largest American networks. That should change soon: C Spire has co...
04:27 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sky site suggests TV subscription prices could increase by up to 10 percent on September 1st
If you've been pondering a Sky TV subscription, then perhaps here's something that'll get you off the fence. The company's online store has a new section saying that prices could increase "by up to 10...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz confirms M.O.J.O. Android 'micro console'
Mad Catz CEO Darren Richardson may have already let slip about the forthcoming Android M.O.J.O. console, but now it's been made official. The firm stopped short of giving us all the specifications, bu...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia and Microsoft 'working even closer,' will have something to show us soon
At a UK briefing for Nokia's incoming Lumia 925, the company revealed that it's continuing to deepen its relationship with Microsoft. Nokia UK's Ray Haddow said that it was "working even closer" with ...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Google confirms acquisition of Waze
One of the more persistent acquisition rumors as of late has come true: Google just confirmed that it bought Waze. As many expected, the deal will see Waze largely operate independently of its new pa...
03:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Nintendo says Wii Fit U now delayed until December
If you had big plans for Nintendo's forthcoming Wii Fit U, which was scheduled to come in the first half of 2013, you'd better put them on hold. The company's president, Satoru Iwata just said during ...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Native Instruments outs Kontrol Z1: an iOS DJ mixer with audio interface
It wouldn't take a genius to figure out that Native Instruments was going to release some hardware to cozy up to that shiny new iOS version of Traktor DJ. And here it is -- the Kontrol Z1 -- a two-cha...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS coming in 2014, brings Megaman along for the ride (video)
Microsoft's got the Xbox One, Sony's got the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo? Nintendo's got Megaman. In its pre-E3 broadcast, the console maker has announced that a new version of party favorite Super Sma...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS coming in 2014, brings Megaman along for the ride (video)
Microsoft's got the Xbox One, Sony's got the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo? Nintendo's got Megaman. In its pre-E3 broadcast, the console maker has announced that a new version of party favorite Super Sma...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's AX3 is a foldable Windows 8 Ultrabook that can also take some abuse
Plan on doing some yoga while in a hostile country? Panasonic's got you covered with its 11.6-inch AX3 Ultrabook. The device's 1080p screen folds over, similar to the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga, along with D...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Mario Kart 8 launching on Wii U in spring 2014
At Nintendo's E3 presentation that's not actually happening at E3, we've heard the next installment of the Mario Kart series is coming to the Wii U sometime in spring 2014. Mario Kart 8 doesn't stray ...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Mario Kart 8 launching on Wii U in spring 2014 (video)
At Nintendo's E3 presentation that's not actually happening at E3, we've heard the next installment of the Mario Kart series is coming to the Wii U sometime in spring 2014. Mario Kart 8 doesn't stray ...
02:32 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget The Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker HD launches in October, boasts faster sailing
Looking for a new Zelda game for your Wii U? Nintendo hasn't quite spilled the beans on that one, but it has given us some additional details about the system's upcoming Gamecube remake: The Legend of...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Super Mario 3D World announced for Wii U, coming this December
Nintendo may be sitting out this year's E3, but that doesn't mean the company doesn't have some games to show. On this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation, company head Satoru Iwata announced what ...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Super Mario 3D World announced for Wii U, coming this December (video)
Nintendo may be sitting out this year's E3, but that doesn't mean the company doesn't have some games to show. On this morning's Nintendo Direct presentation, company head Satoru Iwata announced what ...
02:08 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget AMD wins race to 5GHz CPU clock speed, in which it was the sole participant
AMD has refreshed its lineup of eight-core FX chips in what sounds like some straightforward overclocking of last year's products. The FX-9590 claims a clock speed of 5GHz in turbo mode, making it the...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Watch Nintendo's E3 2013 presentation here!
Nintendo's making its E3 announcements digitally this year, so if you're looking to hear more on the Wii U, 3DS and all those presumably incoming games, we'd advise you gaze into the embedded video st...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Watch Nintendo's E3 2013 presentation here! (updated)
Nintendo's making its E3 announcements digitally this year, so if you're looking to hear more on the Wii U, 3DS and all those presumably incoming games, we'd advise you gaze into the embedded video st...
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Paranoid Android's HALO does Chat Heads-inspired multitasking, goes open source
It's been a couple months since we first saw the fruits of team Paranoid Android's labor around in-app pop-up window multitasking, and it looks like Paul Henschel and co. are finally sharing the finis...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget MapQuest arrives for Windows Phone 8
Let's be frank: most Windows Phone users already have some form of navigation on hand, whether it's Nokia's Here Drive+ beta or one of the alternatives. However, it rarely hurts to have a free choice ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody Concerts lets iOS users keep track of music tours, find shows nearby
Back when SongMatch for Android was introduced to the public, Rhapsody said that its Shazam-esque offering was only the first of many "companion" apps to come. Today, as part of its plans to expand th...
12:33 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Telus drops its attempt to acquire Mobilicity
Telus' bid to acquire Mobilicity was primarily a play for more spectrum, and the Canadian government's obligation to block the related frequency deal largely killed the merger's reason for being. Howe...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra 4i shows up in mysterious 'brand' phone, promises Q1 2014 debut
While we're yet to see NVIDIA's Tegra 4i show up in any commercially available hardware, it's still keen to remind us it's on the way. This time, the 28nm Cortex-A9 chip is making an appearance inside...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Pinterest launches its first non-English site, can now parle Franais
Pinterest is rolling out the welcome beyond Anglo circles, with France the first country to pick up its very own localized version of the sharing site. Users will get France-centric content and more F...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Pinterest launches its first non-English site, can now parler Franais
Pinterest is rolling out the welcome beyond Anglo circles, with France the first country to pick up its very own localized version of the sharing site. Users will get France-centric content and more F...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Apple Design Awards 2013 go to Evernote, Yahoo and others
Add this to Apple's string of revelations at this year's WWDC: The company has just divulged its 2013 Design Awards winners, comprising of a variety of iPhone, iPad and Mac apps that it deems to be a ...
10:58 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PS4 video reveals UI for sharing gameplay videos, multi-tasking, making friends
By now, most people ought to have dismissed the old stereotype that the male is the calm, rational opposite of the hysterical female. If anything, it's the other way round, which is why the short prom...
10:58 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PS4 video reveals UI for sharing gameplay videos, multitasking, making friends
By now, most people ought to have dismissed the old stereotype that the male is the calm, rational opposite of the hysterical female. If anything, it's the other way round, which is why the short prom...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Listing for 7-inch ASUS tablet with Bluetooth LE sets tongues a-wagging
We've been hearing mumblings that the next version of Android will get a new Bluetooth stack with v4.0 Low Energy (LE) goodness for a while now. That, at least, explains why the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Ne...
09:56 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in Asia by a whole year, forgets to even mention Japan
If you thought November 2013 was too long to wait, bear a thought for Asian gamers who will apparently have to wait those six months, plus an additional twelve, to pick up their Xbox One. According to...
09:56 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft delays Xbox One launch in Asia by a whole year, forgets to even mention Japan (updated)
If you thought November 2013 was too long to wait, bear a thought for Asian gamers who will apparently have to wait those six months, plus an additional twelve, to pick up their Xbox One. According to...
09:11 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Corning's Gorilla Glass might be key to quiet, fuel-efficient cars
Corning's Gorilla Glass might soon step out of its phone- and tablet-filled lifestyle to explore a bigger part of the jungle. The material -- used thus far to make a plethora of scratch-resistant mobi...
08:15 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz reveals four new gaming headsets, keyboard at E3
Having announced its Android-based Project M.O.J.O. gaming console, Mad Catz is now turning to peripherals: it just unveiled a couple of universal headsets, a PC gaming keyboard and two other PC and M...
07:20 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Plus adds monthly subscription option for $10, discounts Music Unlimited to $42
PlayStation Plus offers do come around every now and then, but Sony has just announced a more permanent addition to the service: the option of a $10 (or 7 euro) monthly membership to supplement the re...
07:05 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget The PS4 won't be region-locked
We know the pricing, a loose holiday release schedule, and now, that the PlayStation 4 won't be locked-down according to geography. That's according to Sony Computer Entertainment's Brad Douglas, who ...
05:52 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget LG brings Ubitus' GameNow cloud gaming to Smart TVs in the US
LG is more serious about TV gaming than many of its rivals, and it's proving that today by rolling out Ubitus' GameNow service to Smart TVs in the US. The cloud gaming portal streams a mix of mostly c...
04:57 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 Eye is a $59 add-on, PS4 packs a 500GB HDD inside
While the US press release for the PlayStation 4 mentioned details about games, used games and pricing, it did not confirm all of the specs for the console. In Japan however, a more detailed press rel...
04:57 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 Eye is a $59 add-on, PS4 packs an upgradable 500GB HDD inside (updated)
While the US press release for the PlayStation 4 mentioned details about games, used games and pricing, it did not confirm all of the specs for the console. In Japan however, a more detailed press rel...
04:28 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Bungie gives us our first peek at Destiny gameplay (video)
At Sony's pre-E3 press conference tonight mentioned again how its relationship with Activision and Bungie will see exclusive DLC for the developer's first post-Halo game, Destiny, come to the PlayStat...
04:24 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony E3 2013 PlayStation briefing roundup: PS4 takes E3 with $399 price tag
Finally, the PS4's menacing-looking box has been revealed. More importantly, however, Sony clearly aimed for the Xbox One's throat during its E3 press conference -- especially with software, services ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Turtle Beach outs Xbox One headsets, Call of Duty: Ghosts- and Marvel-branded cans
In May, Turtle Beach shouted from the hilltops that it snagged Microsoft's blessing to craft Xbox One headsets, and now it's ready to show off the actual hardware. Based on the outfit's Seven Series, ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Dell unveils redesigned Alienware 14, 17 and 18 gaming notebooks, available now from $1,199 (hands-on)
Hot on the heels of refreshing its X51 gaming desktop, Dell is sharing the news gamers have really been waiting for. The company just unveiled some fresh Alienware laptops, complete with a new look an...
03:49 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony PlayStation 4 eyes-on
Well, it pays to stick around a launch venue as the cleanup crews begin to roll out. We just caught a glimpse of Sony's brand new PlayStation 4 following the company's press event tonight, and it's re...
03:30 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget and Joystiq's Sony PlayStation event wrap-up broadcast: live from E3!
The Electronic Entertainment Expo's pre-show press day is almost over, but there's still one more thing we have to do: put Sony's E3 presentation into context. Take a moment to let Joystiq and Engadge...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Early Xbox One buyers to get Day One Edition consoles
Let's say you're excited about the Xbox One... so excited, in fact, that you're okay with spending $499 on it before you've even touched the gamepad. Microsoft wants to accommodate you: buy a system q...
03:19 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PS4 now available for pre-order on Amazon at $399
Microsoft may have been the E3 matinée, but Sony's late-night showing was quite impressive -- offering a gaming device that's $100 less, with plenty of other notable features to help it stand o...
03:19 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PS4 now available for pre-order on Amazon at $399 (update: more retailers)
Microsoft may have been the E3 matinée, but Sony's late-night showing was quite impressive -- offering a gaming device that's $100 less, with plenty of other notable features to help it stand o...
03:14 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony will launch cloud gaming service for PS3, PS4 and Vita in 2014
Sony announced that it will provide streamed PS3 games, powered by Gaikai, to Vita, PS3 and PS4 owners next year. While it won't make the launch of the PlayStation 4, Sony says it will be "fast and re...
03:13 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony DualShock 4 hands-on (update: video)
Sony just wrapped its E3 press event, delighting attendees and future console buyers with showstopping news: a $399 retail price and lack of used game restrictions on the PlayStation 4. Now, with all ...
03:05 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PS4 to require PS Plus membership for multiplayer play
Sony is delivering mixed blessings here at E3: while it's more than willing to avoid DRM on the PlayStation 4, it just echoed Microsoft's approach to multiplayer services. You'll now need a PlayStatio...
03:02 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony PlayStation 4 price: $399
Sony has finally revealed release information about its PlayStation 4 console including that it plays used, lent or rented games with no restrictions and its price: $399. That translates to 399 euros,...
02:53 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony announces PS Plus edition of Driveclub will be free for a year
Sony's feeling pretty unstoppable right now, and it's adding to the momentum by announcing that the PlayStation Plus edition of Driveclub will be free for the first year to Plus members. The game, whi...
02:46 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Plus membership will carry over from PS3 to PS4
Just moments after baiting Microsoft with the PlayStation 4's less restrictive disc-only DRM, Sony announced that existing PlayStation Plus memberships will apply to all Sony gaming devices for no add...
02:42 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony PS4 will support used games: no restrictions, online check-in or authentication required
Perhaps the biggest news post-console reveal here at Sony's E3 presser: the PS4 will play used games without any restrictions or authentication. In broader terms, that means that when you purchase phy...
02:42 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Elder Scrolls Online coming to the PS4 in the spring
In case you haven't already lost enough sleep (and probably a few girlfriends) to the Elder Scrolls Saga, Bethesda is turning the world into a next-gen MMO. The title appears to have many of the same,...
02:21 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts 3 announced for PlayStation 4
When Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura made a cameo at Sony's E3 press conference, we expected to hear an update on Final Fantasy Versus XIII -- we were wrong, but not disappointed. Instead of the heavily ...
02:16 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Transistor coming to the PS4, Sony doubles down on indie games
Amir Rao and Gavin Simon from Supergiant Games hopped on stage with Sony to announce that Transistor, the company's next title will be making its console debut on the PlayStation 4. The creators of Ba...
02:07 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Quantic Dream's The Dark Sorcerer demo highlights PS4's graphics power
Remember the Emotion Engine from back in the PS2 days? Well, Sony's still on about the emotional connection its consoles will bring to gamers -- specifically, that of the PS4. And to showcase the cons...
01:52 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant, Flixster to join Sony's own live event streaming service on PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita
Sony's own PlayStation 3 just happens to be the most used Netflix-streaming device in the word, but that doesn't mean the outfit isn't offering a diverse array of streaming options. Today at its E3 pr...
01:48 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony to bring original programming to PS4 and PSN
With its much anticipated PS4 console reveal out of the way, Sony brought out its Entertainment head Michael Lynton to talk media services for the platform. When the PS4 launches, gamers will be privy...
01:38 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 console hardware finally revealed
Well, we know what the controller and the Eye look like, we've got all sorts of details about what's under the hood and we've even seen some games in action. What we haven't seen yet is the PlayStatio...
01:37 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony announces GTA V exclusive PS3 bundle and headset, coming September 17th for $299
Sony's making a whole bunch of games announcements at tonight's E3 press conference, and GTA V is definitely on the list. The company just unveiled a bundle and headset for the PlayStation 3 with a de...
12:45 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Sony E3 2013 PlayStation liveblog!
Since Sony's big PlayStation 4 announcement event in rainy New York City February, the Japanese electronics giant has been relatively quiet on the gaming front. With a teaser video in late May and an ...
12:22 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget and Joystiq's Sony PlayStation pre-event broadcast: live from E3
Been aching to find out what Sony's PlayStation 4 actually looks like? So have we. Fortunately, Engadget's Ben Gilbert and Joystiq's Alexander Sliwinski are right outside of the company's E3 press eve...
12:05 am -04 - Tue, June 11, 2013
Engadget Watch Sony's E3 2013 press conference right here beginning at 9PM ET
Last but not least, Sony will be closing out our first day of E3 2013 press conferences at 9PM ET, and you can tune in several different ways. Of course our liveblog is the place to be, but you can al...
11:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.10.2013
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...
10:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft announces Rabbids Invasion 'interactive TV show' coming to Xbox One
At Ubisoft's pre-E3 press conference it's just announced a new platform for its Rabbid characters, the Rabbids Invasion interactive TV show. Launching on the Xbox One, it allows the viewer to actively...
10:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook update for BlackBerry 10 brings photo album controls
BlackBerry 10 users haven't had much control over their Facebook photo uploads -- a big problem when they're trying to organize their pictures later on. Thankfully, they can be a little more restrain...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft E3 2013 liveblog!
In a normal E3 year, we might not liveblog Ubisoft's annual press briefing, but this year's different. This year's special. And Ubisoft is known for being an especially supporting partner when it come...
09:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple MacBook Air hands-on and first I/O benchmarks (13-inch, mid-2013)
As expected, this year's WWDC was all about the software, and certainly there was plenty to talk about that front, what with the unveiling of of iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. We did get a little bit to wh...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft lists new Play and Charge Kit, Chat Headset for Xbox One
Once you've purchased that hot new Xbox One, you've got to have a couple of accessories to go along with it. Naturally Microsoft has thought of that, as it just announced a new version of its Play and...
09:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft lists new Play and Charge Kit, Chat Headset for Xbox One (update)
Once you've purchased that hot new Xbox One, you've got to have a couple of accessories to go along with it. Naturally Microsoft has thought of that, as it just announced a new version of its Play and...
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget EA announces Mirror's Edge 2 for next-gen consoles (video)
Well, you've been asking for it and DICE is delivering: Mirror's Edge 2 is coming in 2014! Even though we've got little detail to run with, it's a safe assumption that it'll be coming to both PS4 and ...
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget EA announces Mirror's Edge 'reboot' for next-gen consoles (video)
Well, you've been asking for it and DICE is delivering: a new Mirror's Edge is coming in 2014! Even though we've got little detail to run with, it's a safe assumption that it'll be coming to both PS4 ...
08:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget WWDC 2013 keynote roundup: OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, new Mac Pro, refreshed Airs and iTunes Radio
We know, oh boy do we know. With E3 and WWDC happening at the same time, it's easy to get lost in all the news -- we've got you covered for all the delicious Apple bites right here, though. Today the ...
08:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox One now available for pre-order through multiple retail outlets
November is still several months away, of course, but that doesn't mean you have to start camping out at your nearest electronics outlet just to get your hands on an Xbox One before the holiday season...
08:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget's post-WWDC 2013 live broadcast from San Francisco!
Phew! Wasn't that fun? After months and months of abundant speculations, the opening keynote at WWDC 2013 finally allowed us to see some of the things Apple's been working on since its last major even...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Star Wars Battlefront game under development at DICE (video)
At its pre-E3 event today, EA confirmed the Star Wars Battlefront franchise will return. The game is currently being developed by DICE and will use the same Frostbite engine that powers the Battlefiel...
07:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Electronic Arts E3 2013 liveblog!
When EA reps took the stage at Microsoft's Xbox One unveiling event a few weeks back, they were part of a very small group of game companies represented. The world got a first look at EA's new sports ...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote video now available for replay
Mac OS X Mavericks. iOS 7. Haswell-equipped MacBook Airs. Mac Pro sneak peeks. Videos of retail store openings. Yes, all of the above were showcased in this year's Apple WWDC keynote, but what if you ...
07:24 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Next-generation Apple Mac Pro eyes-on at WWDC 2013 (video)
Historically, Apple hasn't been one to offer sneak peeks of anything. That changed today with the next-generation Mac Pro -- likely a function of the fact that teasing such a machine couldn't possibly...
06:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple demos 'Activation Lock' security feature in iOS 7
We've heard quite a bit about iOS 7 today at WWDC -- in fact, the company made it clear there's still more to talk about. But despite having tons of new features to share, Apple set aside some time to...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iOS 7 coming this fall to iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later
So when can we get our hands on that new refreshed flavor of iOS? Well, it'll depend on your device of choice. Naturally, it will arrive on the very latest iPhone 5 and retina iPad, but it also will b...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iOS 7 hardware compatibility detailed: iPhone 4, iPad 2 and newer
So when can we get our hands on that new refreshed flavor of iOS? Well, it'll depend on your device of choice. Naturally, it will arrive on the very latest iPhone 5 and retina iPad, but it also will b...
06:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils iOS in the Car integration for head-end units
Apple has been teasing an extra level of integration with cars beyond the likes of iPod Out or Siri Eyes Free, and it just gave us substantially more today. A new iOS in the Car feature will directly ...
06:52 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple adds automatic updates, location-based recommendations to iOS 7 App Store
Apple's delivered a whole bunch of new features for iOS 7, and the App Store is one of the beneficiaries. For instance, users will now be able to take advantage of automatic app updates, a feature tha...
06:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple debuts music streaming service, iTunes Radio
Granted, this one felt like a bit of a wild card in the lead up to WWDC, but ultimately the rumors have proven true: Apple's just taken the wraps off of a brand new music offering, iTunes Radio. The s...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Siri for iOS 7 updated with Twitter, Wikipedia and Bing integration
We just got a look at the updates to Siri in iOS 7. There's now a sound wave on the bottom of the voice-control feature, and you'll have your choice of male or female versions -- and Siri will be avai...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft E3 2013 roundup: Xbox One release details, next-gen Halo and more
You got the basic info about Xbox One a few weeks ago, but it's safe to say that was only touching the surface. Today at its E3 event, Microsoft revealed even juicier details about the software, hardw...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple brings file-sharing capabilities to iOS 7 with AirDrop
Amongst the significant changes and feature enhancements we've already seen on iOS 7, it appears that AirDrop will be featured in the new version of Apple's mobile operating system. The file-sharing f...
06:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 to include Control Center for quick-access settings
For many iOS users, one of the most sought after features has been a quick access panel for common settings, much like what they've seen in other platforms. They'll have it -- iOS 7 is introducing Con...
06:35 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox One games roundup from Microsoft's E3 keynote
When we were first introduced to the Xbox One, we heard about the hardware. Today, at Microsoft's E3 keynote, it was all about the games. We had a look at Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a One-e...
06:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget and Joystiq's Microsoft event wrap-up broadcast: live from E3!
Microsoft may have gotten the first word in at E3 (thanks to having the earliest press event) but will its litany of exclusive announcements enough to steal the show? Maybe, but we did hear a few gasp...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Respawn Entertainment unveils Titanfall, an Xbox One exclusive (video)
We've been wondering exactly what former Infinity Ward founder Vince Zampella was up to at Respawn Entertainment, and now he's finally shown off the fruits of his team's labor: an Xbox One exclusive c...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Respawn Entertainment unveils Titanfall, an Xbox One exclusive (update: Xbox 360 and PC too)
We've been wondering exactly what former Infinity Ward founder Vince Zampella was up to at Respawn Entertainment, and now he's finally shown off the fruits of his team's labor: an Xbox One exclusive c...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple shows off completely redesigned iOS 7 at WWDC
We've read the rumors, we've seen the banners, and now it's finally here. Live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Tim Cook has just taken the wraps off of the latest upgrade to Apple's mobile o...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple shows off completely redesigned iOS 7 at WWDC, coming this fall
We've read the rumors, we've seen the banners, and now it's finally here. Live from the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Tim Cook has just taken the wraps off of the latest upgrade to Apple's mobile o...
06:14 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple has now sold 600 million iOS devices
While our focus is squarely on what's Apple's planning for the future of its mobile OS, the company's reminding us exactly how successful it's been so far. According to Apple's stats, it's now got 600...
06:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils iWork for iCloud
iWork has been a traditional software suite ever since it first launched -- the brief availability of iWork.com notwithstanding -- but Apple is bringing it to the web in earnest today by revealing iWo...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms new Mac Pros will be assembled in the USA
Springsteen will be proud. Today, Apple has confirmed that the company's new Mac Pro line of desktops will be assembled in the US before they arrive later this year. While we were promised it a fair w...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's new Mac Pro announced with cylindrical design, 12-core Intel Xeon E5 CPU, Thunderbolt 2.0 and support for 4K displays
It's been brewing for a while, and now Apple has finally redesigned its flagship cheese grater pro desktop. The 2013-era Mac Pro has been totally redesigned with a new, cylindrical chassis and vastly ...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple announces new Mac Pro with cylindrical design, 12-core Intel Xeon E5 CPU, flash storage, Thunderbolt 2.0 and support for up to three 4K displays
It's been brewing for a while, and now Apple has finally redesigned its flagship cheese grater pro desktop. The 2013-era Mac Pro has been totally redesigned with a new, cylindrical chassis and vastly ...
05:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple announces new AirPort Base Stations with 802.11ac support
As the news from WWDC continues to flow, Apple has just announced a new AirPort Base Station, it's 4 inches wide and 6.5-inches tall with support for simultaneous dual-band 802.11 ac. On top of that t...
05:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple announces new AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule with 802.11ac (update)
As the news from WWDC continues to flow, Apple has just announced a new AirPort Extreme base station. It's 4 inches wide and 6.5-inches tall with support for simultaneous dual-band 802.11 ac and has a...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Next-gen Halo title announced for Xbox One: runs at 60 fps, available in 2014 (update: video)
What could be better than a live action Halo TV-series? Why, a fully fledged next-generation sequel, of course. Microsoft has confirmed that a new Halo game is making its way to the Xbox One, calming ...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Xbox One price: $499, launches in 21 countries in November
Despite Microsoft's enthusiasm for its next-generation console, one important piece was missing from its Xbox One announcement last month: the console's price. Luckily, the company's E3 press event pr...
05:55 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Next-gen Halo title announced for Xbox One: runs at 60 fps, available in 2014 (video)
What could be better than a live action Halo TV-series? Why, a fully fledged next-generation sequel, of course. Microsoft has confirmed that a new Halo game is making its way to the Xbox One, calming ...
05:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple refreshes the MacBook Air with Haswell CPUs, longer battery life, new models available today from $999
Each June, just like clockwork, Apple refreshes its MacBook Air line -- sometimes with a new design, and always with brand new processors. Well, today is June 10th, and it's the start of WWDC, which m...
05:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple brings iBooks to the Mac
iBooks has been limited to iOS devices for the past three years, but that's changing today: as of OS X Mavericks, Apple is bringing its reading app to the Mac.Developing...Follow our liveblog for all ...
05:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple Maps for OS X Mavericks lets you instantly send directions to your iPhone
Apple just announced that it's bringing "fantastic updates" to Maps on the desktop -- and presumably on iOS as well, including the ability send directions to your iPhone and back. The new feature will...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget OS X Mavericks capable of receiving iOS notifications
If you have a Mac and use an iOS device, Apple just announced a nice feature to go along with its new version of OS X: the ability to push iOS notifications directly to your Mac, regardless of whether...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Mac OS X Mavericks to integrate iOS notifications
If you have a Mac and use an iOS device, Apple just announced an enjoyable feature to go along with the new version of OS X, also known as Mavericks: the ability to push iOS notifications directly to ...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Mac OS X Mavericks promises better multi-display support, can use Apple TV as extra monitor
We're in the midst of being shown new OS X Mavericks features here at WWDC, and one of those sounds especially interesting for those craving a bigger work area: the dock will now work across a second ...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox One Upload Studio lets you share your gameplay vids, live streams through Twitch
Sharing clips of your gameplay has become quite a popular past time. Microsoft is streamlining the process on the Xbox One with Upload Studio, a dedicated tool for editing, theming and sharing videos ...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Mac OS X Mavericks promises better multi-display options, can use Apple TV as extra monitor
We're in the midst of being shown new OS X Mavericks features here at WWDC, and one of those sounds especially interesting for those craving a bigger work area: for those already using a two-display s...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Project Spark lets users build game worlds with Kinect voice control and SmartGlass
Hoping you'd get to do some casual game building on the Xbox One? Microsoft Game Studios' newly revealed Project Spark may be for you. It'll allow users to craft their own digital spaces using Kinect ...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox Live to ditch Microsoft Points, switch to local currencies
Having to gauge how cash translates into Microsoft Points will be a thing of the past. Ballmer and Co. just announced that they're doing way with their specialized points on Xbox Live, and will instea...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple introduces new Safari for OS X Mavericks: shared links and iCloud keychain passwords
To complement its new version of OS X, Apple's also improved its native web browser, Safari. Alongside a cleaner homepage design, there's now easier access to your Reading List and a new shared link f...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget SmartGlass for Xbox One detailed: in-game purchases, multiplayer control and gameplay tips
It's not just the hardware and games that are getting an overhaul in Microsoft's next generation, it's the services too. Today at E3, Microsoft demonstrated the new SmartGlass app compatible with Xbox...
05:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple abandons cats in favor of California-themed names for OS X
After reaching what could have been the tenth big cat iteration of OS X, Apple has announced a new series. It'll be basing the next versions of its computer operating system on California, with the fi...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook: 28 million copies of Mountain Lion shipped, more than any other Mac release
Cupertino has been known to share a stat or two during its WWDC keynotes, so it's hardly a surprise that the company just dropped some sales figures for its Mountain Lion. According to Tim Cook, 28 mi...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils its latest desktop operating system: OS X Mavericks
Developer conferences have taken a turn in recent years, becoming as much an opportunity for companies to interact with the dev community as a platform for launching hardware outside larger all-indust...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple claims over half a billion store account holders, other big stats at WWDC
Today's Apple liveblog started with the usual dose of big numbers. The fact that there have been 50 billion app downloads from the App Store is something we already knew, and Android has almost matche...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive is our first look at a cloud-infused Xbox One game
Insomniac is usually busy developing games for Sony hardware, but company head Ted Price hopped up on stage to reveal Sunset Overdrive. In development with Microsoft Studios, the title is billed as a ...
05:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple announces Anki Drive, an AI robotics app controlled through iOS
Apple is just starting its WWDC keynote this morning, but it's already announcing something quite interesting: a new company called Anki and its inaugural iOS app called Anki Drive, which centers arou...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Minecraft coming to Xbox One with expanded multiplayer features
Minecraft is coming to Xbox One as a special edition with expanded multiplayer capabilities. The popular sandbox game will also be getting massively larger worlds, something that wasn't possible on th...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Crytek's Ryse: Son of Rome demoed for Xbox One, available as launch title
With Microsoft's Xbox One hardware reveal out of the way, the company's shifting focus to its launch lineup. And here at E3, we got a first look at just what the One is capable of with Crytek's previo...
05:06 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Killer Instinct returns as an Xbox One exclusive title
That's right, folks. Killer Instinct is making a return to consoles. When it arrives, the title will be exclusive to the Xbox One. "We listened, and Killer Instinct is back, only on Xbox One" said Mic...
04:54 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget World of Tanks heads to consoles for the first time on the Xbox 360
The free-to-play tank battle title that was exclusive to PC gamers is heading to the Xbox 360. World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition will mark the game's first foray on a console and will be free for all Xb...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple WWDC 2013 liveblog!
The time is here, are you ready to rock? Apple's got the posters up and the chairs all in a row. The products are prepped and Tim Cook is about to take the stage. Or, at least he will be at 10:00am PT...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360 gets a One-like redesign, is available today
While all eyes are on Xbox One news at Microsoft's E3 keynote, the company's just announced that the Xbox 360 is getting yet another design iteration. Taking cues from the "modern look and feel of the...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain coming to Xbox One, not an exclusive
Microsoft's just kicked off their E3 press conference by giving the spotlight to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Major Nelson announced it's coming to the Xbox One as an exclusive. This fres...
04:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox Live will offer two free games per month starting July, includes Assassin's Creed 2 and Halo 3
Kicking off Microsoft's announcements, the company has said that Xbox Live will start offering free Xbox 360 games for its paying members, starting this July. In the run-up to the Xbox One's launch, y...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain coming exclusively to Xbox One
Microsoft's just kicked off their E3 press conference by giving the spotlight to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and announcing that it's exclusive to the Xbox One. This freshest installment of ...
04:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft E3 2013 Xbox liveblog!
You already know what the Xbox One looks like, and you've read our exhaustive coverage of its new controller, new (required and included) Kinect, and the SoC powering everything -- today is all about ...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget TiVo brings its mobile apps to cable providers, TiVo hardware not required
TiVo's mobile apps have so far been limited to those who use the company's DVRs, but that audience is about to get much larger. The company has just launched a "powered by TiVo" program that will brin...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple WWDC 2013 liveblog!
The time is here, are you ready to rock? Apple's got the posters up and the chairs all in a row. The products are prepped and Tim Cook is about to take the stage. Or, at least he will be at 10:00am PT...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget BBC launches standalone weather app on Android and iOS, includes hourly UK forecasts
"It's raining."Filed under: Cellphones, Software, MobileCommentsSource: BBC Weather app (Google Play), (iTunes)...
03:26 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget and Joystiq's Microsoft pre-event broadcast: live from E3!
E3 may not officially open until tomorrow, but the hype starts right now. Join Engadget's own Ben Gilbert and Joystiq Editor in Chief Ludwig Kietzmann as they gab about Microsoft's upcoming E3 press e...
03:16 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget HTC sends out Butterfly S and Desire 600 launch invitation in Taiwan
According to an invitation we received earlier today, HTC and Taiwanese carrier Chunghwa Telecom will be holding a joint event on June 19th to launch two devices locally: the already announced 4.5-inc...
03:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget's pre-WWDC 2013 live broadcast from San Francisco!
Apple's 2013 edition of its notorious Worldwide Developers Conference is soon to be underway. But, while we wait for Tim Cook & Co. to hit the stage, who better than our own Tim Stevens and Darren...
02:56 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget AT&T launches Enhanced Push-to-Talk for iPhone with WiFi calling
When iOS has some sway with the corporate crowd, you can be sure that carriers with enterprise customers will notice -- AT&T certainly has. It just released a version of Enhanced Push-to-Talk for ...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for June 10th: Nook HDPlus and 42-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...
02:04 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget The Apple Store is down
Another WWDC, another liveblog and some downtime for the Apple Store, as it hopefully prepares for new things. The site's currently out of action for us -- we'll let you know if we spot anything new w...
02:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Comcast launching Xfinity-branded cloud-based home control, muni-fi services
Kabletown Comcast is taking advantage of the calm before the WWDC/E3 storm to announce two initiatives to help out 'round the home. First up, the company is adding a public WiFi channel to its newest ...
01:23 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: BubblePod clockwork turntable lets your phone capture 360-degree images
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...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Sprint Vital coming June 14th for $100: 5-inch 720p display, 13MP camera, 1.2GHz dual-core processor
The Sprint Vital is now more than just a phone featured in a simple leaked video -- it's a reality. The Now Network has publicly unveiled the ZTE-made device, confirming it's on course for a June 14th...
12:45 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Early hands-on with Samsung's latest Galaxy devices: GS4 Active, GS4 mini, plus 8- and 10-inch Tab 3
Samsung just held a small preview event in Helsinki, Finland, where we briefly had the chance to play with some of its latest devices. The Intel-powered Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 was there, along with the sma...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Mozilla Firefox VP Johnathan Nightingale
Talk to those high up at Mozilla and they'll tell you that the platform war for third place is a waste of time; that Windows Phone and BlackBerry are as doomed as each other, because developers will n...
12:25 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget RoboRoach surgery kit comes to Kickstarter: a remote control for real cockroaches
What DARPA does with animal test subjects behind closed doors is one thing, but here we have something else entirely: mad-scientist kits that allow anyone at home to control the movement of a real-lif...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget iRobot teams up with Cisco for Ava 500 telepresence robot
We fully expected to see iRobot offer up further applications for its Ava development platform after *ahem* rolling out the RP-VITA, a medically-themed team up with In-Touch Health. The company's seco...
11:21 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote to be streamed live on Apple TV
A new channel has just popped up on Apple TV for its WWDC 2013 Keynote, meaning that a livestream of the big event will be available for viewing there -- just like last time. The HD stream will kick o...
11:21 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote to be streamed live on Apple TV (update: now on Apple's Events page, too)
A new channel has just popped up on Apple TV for its WWDC 2013 Keynote, meaning that a livestream of the big event will be available for viewing there -- just like last time. The HD stream will kick o...
11:18 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget SK Hynix teases 4GB LPDDR3 RAM for high-end mobiles due end of this year
Samsung has already pressing ahead with its own high-density 20nm LPDDR3 modules, but SK Hynix reckons it can go one better. Instead of the stingy, piffling, retro 2GB stack offered by Sammy (pah!), t...
10:32 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget PSA: Acer Iconia W3 up for pre-order at Office Depot, Staples starting at $350
It's always refreshing when a product catches us by surprise, but thanks to several leaks, the Acer Iconia W3 definitely didn't fall into that category. So, when it was unveiled at Computex 2013, we w...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Intel's supposed 'Obsidian' UI for Tizen gets leaked, swiped and doubted
The pure version of Tizen 2.0 is far from finalized, yet there already seems to be an alternative skin designed to sit on top of it. While Intel's chips are currently capable of powering the new open ...
08:12 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces the Galaxy Ace 3, its new entry-level Android smartphone with an LTE option
Sidestepping the fanfare and press events typically associated with Samsung product launches, Samsung's revealed another addition to its Galaxy family. As we saw teased just hours ago, it's the Galaxy...
05:17 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Nintendo 3DS image sharing comes to the US through Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Now that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has launched in the US, so too has a Nintendo 3DS feature: public image sharing. American gamers who want to prove their mayoral skills can now snap a screenshot and...
04:01 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 now available for $149
Adobe teased us with a Photoshop Lightroom 5 beta at the start of the spring, and it's closing out the season by releasing the finished goods. Mac- and Windows-based shutterbugs can download the compl...
03:14 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 possibly spied posing for official imagery
When Samsung's GT-S7272 made its way through the FCC a few days ago, it existed as little more than a set of numbers. If SamMobile is on the ball, however, we may now have a face to go with those digi...
02:19 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Series 7 Gamer?
Samsung isn't normally spoken of in the same breath as Razer, Alienware or Clevo, which is why its 17-inch Series 7 Gamer was such a surprise. But could it run with the big boys? Surprisingly, yes. Wh...
01:15 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 3rd, 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...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, June 10, 2013
Engadget PQI Power Drive merges power bank, card reader and wireless access point into one
After showing off its USB OTG accessories and NFC flash drive, PQI decided to tease us with its unannounced Power Drive that was sat quietly in a corner at Computex. Much like the Air Pen launched las...
11:29 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 06.03.2013
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 ...
11:01 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget PQI demos NFC-encrypted flash drive, offers different access modes via Android app
Sure, there are already plenty of cool options when it comes to encrypted flash drives, but what about one that uses NFC on your Android or even Windows 8 device to unlock it? PQI showed us one such i...
10:30 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Switched On: PNDs try to find their way
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.From pitch pipes to voice recorders, the list of standalone devices that an unadorned smartphone can substitute for run...
09:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-E3 preview shows off more next-gen FPS action
Call of Duty: Ghosts debuts this fall as the latest entry in a popular series, but our most in-depth look at it so far comes today. On the eve of E3 2013 press conferences Activision and Infinity Ward...
09:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts pre-E3 preview shows off more next-gen FPS action (video)
Call of Duty: Ghosts debuts this fall as the latest entry in a popular series, but our most in-depth look at it so far comes today. On the eve of E3 2013 press conferences Activision and Infinity Ward...
09:20 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget We're live from E3 2013 in Los Angeles!
The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) officially kicks off on Tuesday morning, but press attendees have packed schedules starting bright and early tomorrow AM. Microsoft's kicking things off with its...
09:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget AT&T extends upgrade period to two years, continues a worrying trend
The big US carriers tend to echo each other's customer-hostile policy decisions all too often, and that's unfortunately happening once again. Effective today, AT&T is shadowing Verizon by extendin...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget E3 2013: Get your Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft and EA liveblogs right here!
E3 2013 is nearly upon us, and this year's press briefing lineup is an eensy bit different from past years -- most notably, there are four stage presentations on Monday alone, and Nintendo's sitting t...
07:17 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself, reasons for leaking surveillance program
Hot on the heels of the leaks and info about the NSA's surveillance program PRISM, Edward Snowden has revealed himself as the whistleblower. He's employed by defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, an...
07:17 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals himself, reasons for leaking surveillance program (updated)
Only days after the initial leaks and explanations by the US government about the National Security Agency's data surveillance program PRISM, Edward Snowden has revealed himself as the whistleblower. ...
06:58 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget PQI unveils upcoming micro-USB OTG drives and accessories
Taiwanese flash memory specialist PQI had quite a big presence at Computex, and luckily for us, it also brought along several new products to show off. The biggest bunch from the lot were the company'...
05:19 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly closing in on $1.3 billion deal for Waze traffic app
Last month news leaked that Facebook might acquire crowdsourced navigation / traffic / mapping app Waze, but now two papers in Israel say Google is about to close the deal. Globes and Calcalist both p...
05:19 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly closing in on $1.3 billion deal for Waze traffic app (updated)
Last month news leaked that Facebook might acquire crowdsourced navigation / traffic / mapping app Waze, but now two papers in Israel say Google is about to close the deal. Globes and Calcalist both p...
04:13 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and 8.0 spotted in golden brown hues
Do you wish Samsung would color its newer Android tablets in a shade other than washing machine white? You may be in luck: @evleaks claims to have images of both the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and 8.0 in what's...
03:32 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Sony's Google TV box gets a refresh, NSZ-GS8 adds voice search ready remote
Sony has just announced a new Google TV set-top box, the NSZ-GS8. Apparently replacing last year's NSZ-GS7 that lead the charge of second generation ARM-powered Google TV hardware, this one appears to...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 310MPH Maglev train, full-color 3D printer and a car that boasts an astounding 1,300MPG
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.Lego just made an announcement that will have geeks around ...
12:14 pm -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus L7 II Dual listed running Android 4.3?
While Android 4.3 never actually materialized at Google I/O last month, the latest version of Jelly Bean keeps popping up and making cameos all over. It most recently appeared in the specs for LG's Op...
10:03 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget ZTE Imperial for US Cellular leaks in official docs, poised for June 17th launch
Now that the mid-range LG Optimus F7 has joined U.S. Cellular's lineup, the carrier's getting ready to welcome another budget-minded smartphone to the clan. We've gotten ahold of internal documents in...
07:53 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Skype co-founder reveals service's origins as WiFi-sharing network
Everyone and their mother knows Skype as a call and chat messenger, but it would've been a completely different beast if its founders' original plans came to fruition."The initial idea was to develop ...
03:39 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: can I connect a WiFi reversing camera to my car?
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 William, who wants to make sure his new...
03:01 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget LG shows off a production model 55-inch curved OLED TV, starts shipping soon
LG announced in April that it's bringing a 55-inch curved OLED HDTV to market, and it appears that time is almost here. According to the machine translated press release, shipments of the 15 million w...
02:45 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 3rd, 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 additional peeks at the purported Nokia EOS cameraphone,...
02:15 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget The NSA's Boundless Informant: a data mining tool that maps collected intelligence
Leaks, denials and declassifications aside, one thing has been clear recently: the National Security Agency takes in a lot of data -- allegedly collecting call logs, internet records and even Facebook...
01:49 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Redbox opens GamingFuture site to discuss rentals for Xbox One, PS4
Microsoft revealed some details of how "game licensing" works on its upcoming Xbox One console, and included the tidbit that "Loaning or renting games won't be available at launch, but we are explorin...
12:14 am -04 - Sun, June 9, 2013
Engadget Crytek's CryEngine 3 supports PlayStation 4, surprises no one
Crytek has a reputation for pushing the limits of hardware with CryEngine -- witness the will-it-run-Crysis jokes -- so it's only logical that the company would leap on new consoles with enthusiasm. S...
09:52 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Director of National Intelligence declassifies PRISM info to clear up 'inaccuracies'
After details of a government program called PRISM with alleged hooks into the servers of major internet companies became public this week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper decided it w...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 6.8.13: the Tetris printer, micro-vacuums and naked Antarctica
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Printing can take many forms these days, it seems. It's a term we see pulled in another direction this w...
07:43 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget iPad keyboard case roundup: Logitech Folio vs. Belkin Ultimate vs. ClamCase Pro
Listen, you probably shouldn't be here. The iPad is a pure and carefully honed machine. If its designers wanted you to use some kind of ludicrous hybrid contraption that fused a tablet with a physical...
06:00 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget 3D scanning with the Smithsonian's laser cowboys (video)
"We're not scanning every object in the collection," Adam Metallo tells me, offering up the information almost as soon as we set foot in the Smithsonian's Digitization office. It's an important piece ...
04:29 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget ZTE phone for Sprint clears FCC, shows signs it's the Vital
We're starting to get a pretty clear picture of the smartphones that Sprint has in its pipeline, which include an LG Optimus F3, a new Windows Phone from HTC, the Moto X, the Kyocera Hydro Edge and th...
03:24 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget US Justice Department clears Softbank acquisition of Sprint
Softbank and Sprint have been on pins and needles ever since January, when the US Department of Justice asked the FCC to delay the carriers' merger as it scrutinized the deal over national security co...
02:42 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget TV white spaces forum paves the way for wireless broadband across Africa
I've traveled to remote islands in the South Pacific where wireless internet is proving to be the go-to technology for broadband, and increasingly, it's looking as if tether-less connections will be w...
01:28 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Screenshots from eBay-bought Windows Phone hint at notification center, interface tweaks
You know how it goes, you buy a phone on eBay, and it comes with a developer / pre-release version of a major mobile OS. Well, if these images are to be believed, that's at least what happened to one ...
12:39 pm -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Skylanders Swap Force launches October 13th, headed next-gen as well
The Skylanders aren't just evolving into combinable characters in their next entry, they're also heading to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Skylanders Swap Force was given an October 13th release date tod...
10:23 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Tianhe-2 may easily crush supercomputer speed record at 30.7 petaflops
Many suspect that China's Tianhe-2 could win the supercomputer speed wars, but there haven't been real numbers to back up that hunch. We now have some of those figures courtesy of Top 500's Jack Donga...
07:34 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Inteliscope app version one shows off its iPhone-enabled sniping skills (video)
In the old days, when you wanted to double-tap a bad guy with an AR-15, you had to rely on plain-jane scopes or sights... booooring. Good thing we live in a more tactically technological time, the age...
03:57 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins 805 Maserati Edition looks like the inside of a really nice car
You know what your life is missing? A speaker that looks like the inside of a high-end luxury car. Thankfully, Zeppelin-maker Bowers & Wilkins has just the thing for you. The 805 Maserati Edition ...
02:14 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget NYT explains gaps between PRISM leaks and company denials of 'direct access'
Yesterday a series of leaked PowerPoint slides in the Washington Post revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. T...
02:14 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget NYT explains how tech companies allow PRISM, yet deny 'direct server access' happened
Yesterday a series of leaked PowerPoint slides in the Washington Post revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. T...
02:14 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget NYT explains how tech companies allow PRISM, yet deny 'direct server access' happened (update)
Yesterday a series of leaked PowerPoint slides in the Washington Post revealed a program codenamed PRISM that allowed government investigators access to data from a number of top internet companies. T...
01:39 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget Purported Galaxy S 4 Zoom flaunts its profile in multiple leaks
Samsung is no stranger to teasing its fans, and with expectations running high that it'll introduce a true cameraphone -- the Galaxy S 4 Zoom -- in London on June 20th, you'll have to forgive us for b...
12:32 am -04 - Sat, June 8, 2013
Engadget PayPal mistakenly informs users they've won 500 euros in a comedy of errors
Most of us who receive an email stating we're lucky winners of 500 units of cash money from PayPal might brush it off as a phishing scam. But what happens if the email looks legit? And what if PayPal ...
11:42 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.07.2013
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...
10:33 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Scientists build soft, transparent contact lens displays with nanomaterials
Of the contact lens display prototypes that we've seen so far, few if any are focused on comfort -- a slight problem when they're meant to sit on our eyeballs. A collaboration between Samsung and mult...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 347 - 06.07.13
Yay! Tim, Brian and Peter finally made it into the office "studio" again for a properly produced podcast. This week we kept things short so Brian could catch a flight, but also took care to elaborate ...
09:32 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Chris Anderson calls for consortium to develop a standardized UAV platform
"If you're in this room, you're the best of the best," Chris Anderson addressed the audience with his customary flair for the dramatic. Complimentary, sure, but not without merit -- the former Wired e...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Obama ordered cyber attack target list to be created, according to leaked document
President Obama hasn't been shy about engaging the public and other nations on digital issues, and that includes the idea of cyber warfare. While his administration has been pretty aggressive in build...
08:58 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Google patents new facial recognition technology to let users unlock phones with a wink and a smile
Google first implemented face-unlock in ICS, and since then, they've been hard at work improving the feature and acquiring new IP related to it. Last fall, the search giant patented a way for multiple...
08:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Bing Desktop update adds inline search, at-a-glance news
Microsoft wants Bing Desktop to transcend the limits of web-based search, and that's especially clear with a newly posted app update -- it's all about doing what most browsers can't. The software brin...
08:13 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Softbank reportedly eyeing T-Mobile as backup plan to Sprint deal
Softbank's plan A is still a $20.1 billion deal for Sprint, as it looks to enter the US wireless market. But, with stiff competition from Dish in the effort to acquire the black and yellow carrier, ru...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Expand heads east
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.It seems like just yesterday we were in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center having a heck of a time with...
07:20 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget E3 2013: What we know and what to expect from the big three
The annual game industry trade show that's spawned thousands of memes is just around the corner: E3 2013 kicks off on Monday morning with a quartet of press briefings. In another 72 hours, we'll have ...
06:53 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive breaks Nurburgring EV lap record
There's no question that the SLS AMG Electric Drive is faster than most EVs. However, Mercedes-Benz wants to prove that the car is fast in any category -- and it just broke a Nurburgring record to un...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote happens Monday, get your liveblog here!
It's sure looking like we'll be getting ourselves a seventh version of iOS come Monday morning, but we'd guess Apple has some other surprises in store for the keynote that will kick off WWDC 2013. New...
06:28 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Canada's NFB releases McLaren's Workshop for iPad, lets you create your own animated films
The National Film Board of Canada already has a few apps to its name, in addition to some other innovative internet-based efforts, and it's now branched out even further with a full-fledged filmmaking...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: BlackBerry Q10, Cord-cutting, Dell XPS 18 All-in-One
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 most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Computex 2013: the best of Haswell
Intel used this year's Computex to officially debut Haswell-based Core processors, and it had no shortage of willing launch partners: seemingly everyone had at least one updated PC to reveal. The refi...
05:16 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget HTC Windows Phone with Sprint LTE surfaces in FCC docs
We know for sure that Sprint intends to carry Windows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Samsung this summer -- the company said as much at this past CES. And with yet another HTC WP8 filing surfacing at th...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Apple puts up '7' banner in advance of WWDC, likely confirms new version of iOS
Well, we were pretty sure that Apple was going to out a new version of iOS next week, and a banner just went up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (the venue for WWDC) seems to confirm the rumors....
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Apple puts up '7' banner in advance of WWDC, likely confirms new version of iOS (update: OS X too)
Well, we were pretty sure that Apple was going to out a new version of iOS next week, and a banner just went up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (the venue for WWDC) seems to confirm the rumors....
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Syfy's robot expert Mark Setrakian on 'the clicker,' titanium asperations and the Fortus 900mc 3D printer
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In this installment of our regular session of inquiry, speci...
04:49 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget President Obama responds to PRISM concerns, clarifies scope of snooping
If you've missed the news on PRISM and the hugely disconcerting allegations that the NSA is basically tracking everything you do on the internet and every call you make on your cellphone, we're guessi...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Plex updates Media Server software and highlights PlexConnect Apple TV client hack
The team behind the Plex media playback package seems to rarely rest, and has most recently pushed an update to the server end of the software. Now up to version 0.9.8 and nearing the lofty 1.0 tag, P...
04:03 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Airbus Bag2Go smart luggage wields GPS, RFID to skip airport hassles
Many of us avoid flying with checked baggage when possible, and for good reason: even a simple delay can sour a whole trip. Airbus' new Bag2Go prototype could save us from having to pack light, howeve...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget SimCity for Mac pushed back to August
To put it mildly, the EA Maxis team has learned a few hard lessons about launching only when ready. The company is putting that theory into practice: it's delaying the launch of SimCity for Mac from J...
03:06 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Report: UK security agency also gathering secrets through Prism
The United Kingdom's main security agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), is apparently working with the United States' Prism intelligence program to gather data on various interne...
02:24 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget In Win's Tou desktop case has glass and class all over it
At Computex, Taiwan-based In Win has once again brought out its funky-looking desktop cases, but this time there's a new star on the stage. Dubbed the Tou (meaning "transparent" in Mandarin Chinese), ...
01:54 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon introduces Storyteller tool to turn scripts into storyboards
Amazon Studios has been forging ahead with its push to develop original movies and TV series, and its now introduced a new tool that it's hoping will help foster further development. Dubbed Amazon Sto...
01:39 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC
Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. That roadblock may have just been cleared: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agre...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 94: Verizon Innovation Center and its pre-emptive strike against a one-track future
It's quite easy to give Verizon a hard time for some of its consumer practices, but the carrier has a lab where it's attempting to reverse the 'dumb pipe' moniker with next-gen connected tech. In this...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Texas Instruments brings fast charging, extended life to Li-ion batteries
Yesterday Texas Instruments introduced a couple of new chipsets (fuel gauge an charger ICs) designed to improve the charging speed and life expectancy of single-cell Li-ion batteries. The technology, ...
12:09 pm -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q5 stops by the FCC with AT&T-friendly 3G
When we were introduced to BlackBerry's Q5, a lower-end QWERTY handset running BB10 OS, we were told it was aimed at emerging markets and heard of no plans to bring it to the US. While that still coul...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Discarded Android phones protect rainforests from loggers
The usual refrain is that smartphones can do anything, but we doubt too many people can boast that their RAZR MAXX is helping to rescue the rainforests of Indonesia. Enter a new project called Rainfor...
10:55 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Leaked video seems to show Nokia EOS PureView smartphone with mechanical shutter
Don't get your hopes up, because the leaked video after the break is one of the most deliberately constrained pieces of camerawork it's possible to imagine. It avoids showing anything except the mecha...
10:25 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget iLuv releases $200 MobiAria Bluetooth speaker with one-touch NFC setup
We first caught a glimpse of iLuv's MobiAria at this year's CES, where it played second fiddle to the company's Qi-certified wireless charger. Now front and center, the Bluetooth speaker is finally av...
09:37 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Kindle comes to China: Paperwhite for $138, Fire HD for $244 (16GB) or $293 (32GB)
Amazon launched its Kindle e-book platform into China last Christmas, but locals looking to get their mitts on the company's hardware had to look, ahem, elsewhere. Fortunately for everyone but grey ma...
08:58 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz CEO announces 'Project M.O.J.O.' Android gaming console coming at E3
So, what with E3 just over the horizon, we're expecting a bunch of gaming news. But a new contestant in the Android gaming market? From an established gaming hardware maker? Well, apparently so, accor...
08:29 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget SugarSync adds remote wipe, scrubs cloud data from Macs and PCs
These days, the danger of a stolen PC resides less in local files and more in cloud access -- presumably, no one wants to share their online storage with a thief. SugarSync's paid subscribers won't ha...
07:31 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Foursquare brings a native tablet UI to Android, while iOS waits
While iOS has continued to tout its lead in native tablet apps over other platforms, there are a few cases where it lags and now Foursquare is one of them. A new update to the Android app features a n...
06:14 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget AT&T's GoPhone prepaid service to undergo major changes, kill data options
AT&T's GoPhone plans are undergoing a major shakedown, and you'll get a preliminary taste on June 20th once existing data packages are given the axe. Smartphone users who want internet access on G...
05:18 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Nokia Chat 1.1 beta sends contacts to other Lumias through NFC
While chat apps excel at adding contacts from the online world, they don't cope so well with real life -- reciting and typing screen names isn't very elegant. Nokia is bringing back some of those soci...
04:23 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget GetGlue for Android update brings personal guides, second screen sharing
GetGlue's recently expanded social efforts on mobile platforms have been available solely to iOS users so far; today, it's their Android friends' turn. A fresh update to the check-in app brings Androi...
03:38 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget BMW expanding ConnectedDrive with web browsing, Siri, S Voice and Android support
BMW has been refining its ConnectedDrive services for months, but that was apparently just the prelude to greater things: the automaker just outlined a roadmap for 2013 and beyond. The company is roll...
02:46 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget NY court lifts temporary ban on cab-hailing apps, pilot program to continue
The on-again-off-again status of NYC's e-hail pilot program is now, well, back on. A New York state court has just lifted a temporary restraining order brought on by the city's livery cab companies th...
01:36 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung unleashes Galaxy S 4 wireless charging kit in the US for $90
Wireless charging sounds mighty convenient if you regularly deal with a jungle of wires, doesn't it? Samsung's wireless charging kit for the S 4 is one option now that it's available in the US. It use...
12:52 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget WSJ: NSA snooping extends to AT&T, Sprint and other ISPs
Just in case you thought not being a Verizon customer meant you weren't covered by yesterday's report of widespread NSA logging, the Wall Street Journal says the program extends much wider. Citing "pe...
12:44 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget TiVo, Motorola / Google settle DVR patent lawsuit
TiVo's patent lawsuit against Motorola (formerly owned by Google, then sold to set-top box maker Arris) had been scheduled to start June 10th, but now it's reported the parties have reached a settleme...
12:19 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget iam8bit Entertainment System retro gaming console / art project to debut during E3
The iam8bit collective has presented intersections of art and old-school gaming frequently over the last few years, and at an LA event during E3 this hand-built console will join the show. Designed "s...
12:08 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 181 - 06.06.13
It's our second week of being on a regular schedule and we're so excited we rejoiced with Joseph Volpe as our guest. We'll talk about the worst phone name we've ever heard, WWDC pre-event rumors and s...
12:06 am -04 - Fri, June 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 181 - 06.06.13
It's our second week of being on a regular schedule and we're so excited we rejoiced with Joseph Volpe as our guest. We'll talk about the worst phone name we've ever heard, WWDC pre-event rumors and s...
10:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.06.2013
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...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Xbox One: Microsoft won't charge fee for used game licenses, requires online check-in once every 24 hours
Microsoft today unveiled plans to allow used games on its next game console, the Xbox One, ending speculation about fees associated with the process. "Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retai...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Xbox One: Microsoft won't charge fee for used game licenses, requires online check-in once every 24 hours (update)
Microsoft today unveiled plans to allow used games on its next game console, the Xbox One, ending speculation about fees associated with the process. "Microsoft does not charge a platform fee to retai...
10:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Washington Post: NSA, FBI tapping directly into servers of 9 leading internet companies
On the heels of yesterday's revelation that the NSA is bulk collecting call logs from Verizon Business customers, the Washington Post is reporting tonight on another initiative, code named PRISM, Acco...
10:08 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Washington Post: NSA, FBI tapping directly into servers of 9 leading internet companies (update)
On the heels of yesterday's revelation that the NSA is bulk collecting call logs from Verizon Business customers, the Washington Post is reporting tonight on another initiative, code named PRISM. Acco...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators
More and more video discovery apps are starting to pop up, with even big-name brands such as Samsung joining the race to have the best offering out there. But while this particular field is still rela...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Box launches revenue-sharing scheme for app devs, iOS and Android SDKs
As great as free server space is for us regular folk, businesses use cloud storage too (and they actually pay for it). In an effort to attract the attention of mobile app developers, and ultimately ke...
09:04 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget ConnectED program could deliver 100Mbps broadband to 99 percent of US students
Many attempts to supply broadband to US students, on- and off-campus, have been imperfect at best: they either leave gaps in coverage or carry woefully inadequate bandwidth. The White House is aiming ...
08:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus gets a whole new look on the iPad, focuses on discovery
Hulu may be constantly on the brink of a buyout, but that doesn't mean the current owners are just sitting about waiting for some high roller to come along. In fact, over the last couple of months the...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook Snaps offer fresh literature in $2 bites
Barnes & Noble's Nook Store has offered short-form works much like those we've seen from Amazon's Kindle Shorts section, but they haven't really been a highlight. The company's new Nook Snaps prog...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: The Rainbow Flash Wizard turns your flash gun into a kaleidoscope
While the tech fraternity is obsessed with perfect white balance, the creative community may want a bit of variety. That's the idea behind the Rainbow Flash Wizard, a device that lets photographers co...
07:37 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Logitech acquires TT Design Labs, launches iPhone accessories
Many crowdfunded companies are just happy to get their products out the door, let alone to enter the big leagues -- yet that's where TT Design Labs finds itself today. As part of a move into mobile ge...
07:13 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Android update brings favorite apps tray to Home users
Now that Facebook Home is a practical reality, Facebook has to support both a full launcher and its traditional app at the same time -- and an update to Facebook for Android reflects that newly expand...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Six months out, Nintendo's Wii U is a harder sell than ever
Nintendo's Wii U launched at retail just over six months ago to a lukewarm reception from critics. An even more tepid response from consumers followed, with week-one sales trailing behind those of its...
06:49 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Bug report hints that a mature build of OS X 10.9 may be ready for WWDC
From the initial preview to its final release, Mountain Lion took a journey that lasted over five months and saw 269 builds of the update before finally going gold in July of 2012. In fact, it was mor...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Apple to team up with Brightstar to start iPhone trade-in program
Bloomberg reports that Apple will be starting an iPhone trade-in program in an effort to increase the uptake of the iPhone 5. According to the always erudite "people with knowledge of the plans," Cupe...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly teaming up with Brightstar to start in-store iPhone trade-in program
Bloomberg reports that Apple will be starting an iPhone trade-in program in an effort to increase the uptake of the iPhone 5. According to the always erudite "people with knowledge of the plans," Cupe...
06:26 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft says IE10 owns the coveted 'most energy efficient browser' title
Ever been concerned about the energy consumption of your web browser? Us neither, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from ballyhooing that stat to sway you in favor of Internet Explorer 10. According t...
06:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra shows off its insides at the FCC
If you've got kids, or just like pretending you still are one on weekends, then you're probably familiar with LeapFrog's infant-friendly LeapPad. We might suggest that you hold off buying one for the ...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Latest experimental Dropbox build adds auto screenshot uploads, iPhoto import
Dropbox's next move may be to take over your favorite screenshot sharing service, as the latest experimental build of its app adds the ability to upload screenshots automatically to your Dropbox folde...
05:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant app coming to Roku players this summer
Redbox Instant recently launched on the Google TV platform and today it's officially announcing plans for a Roku channel. Despite its absence from the original list of devices, Redbox mentioned at Goo...
05:11 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget webOS to receive mandatory system update to maintain access to cloud services
It's not exactly the best birthday present ever, but today HP announced that webOS devices running version 2.1 and up will receive an automatic update to the App Catalog. The new code is needed to re...
05:02 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Meta 1, a 3D augmented reality headset with a natural UI (video)
Augmented reality is the future, or at least the proliferation of AR apps and hardware seems to indicate that'll be the case. Meta revealed its own augmented reality device, called Meta 1, in January ...
04:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Bing Translator app comes to Windows 8 with offline support
The Bing Translator app has been available on Windows Phone for some time, but today it's heading over to Windows 8. According to a post on the browser's Search Blog, the program was built "from the g...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Official Twitter app for Windows Phone updated with photo filters, lens app integration
Windows Phone users may be recovering from their Jetpack Joyride ecstasy yesterday, but Twitter is giving its official app some much-needed love today. The latest update, which came down the pipeline ...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Xbox One gamepad goes into low power sleep mode during movies, when you step away
The Xbox One controller isn't full of new bells and whistles, but it does have a few new tricks up its sleeves. The new gamepad can apparently go into a low power sleep mode, "if you're watching a mov...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Then there were three: Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the evolution of the Electronic Entertainment Expo
In mere days, the ESA will host the 18th annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, a multimillion-dollar event that serves as a soapbox for industry leaders, game developers and peripheral ...
04:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon launches indie game portal to promote the little guys
Amazon feels for indie devs. So much so, that it's set up a standalone Indie Game storefront on its site specifically to highlight these gaming gems that might otherwise get overlooked. The new portal...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Diablo 3 bedevils consoles on September 3rd, heading to Xbox 360 as well
Diablo 3 isn't a Sony console exclusive anymore, it seems, with Blizzard Entertainment today announcing it's heading to Xbox 360 as well on September 3rd. The game will arrive for the PlayStation 3 on...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Hey, we're all in the same place again! Join Tim, Brian and Peter live in the New York studio at noon for a special early edition of the podcast. Because, you know, some of us have planes to catch.Com...
03:09 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Computex 2013 wrap-up: Windows 8, tablets, Haswell, high-res displays, smartphones, earthquakes and more!
This year's Computex certainly didn't come and go quietly. From a 6.5-magnitude earthquake shortly after landing in Taipei to tons of tablets, smartphones, Haswell systems and more peripherals than yo...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget BBM expected to arrive on iOS and Android June 27th
BlackBerry Messenger may seem like a distant memory for many who have made the jump to iOS or Android, but it'll soon be time to get reacquainted. According to a tweet from T-Mobile UK, we should expe...
03:05 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget BBM expected to arrive on iOS and Android June 27th (update: nope)
BlackBerry Messenger may seem like a distant memory for many who have made the jump to iOS or Android, but it'll soon be time to get reacquainted. According to a tweet from T-Mobile UK, we should expe...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Boku and Playjam simplify payments on smart TVs, bring in mobile carrier billing
Smart TVs aren't new, but the platforms currently out have plenty of room for improvement. One example is when it's time to actually pay for goods or services via an app. While some have tried to fix ...
02:50 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Any.DO announces Cal, promises a suite of connected life management apps (video)
It's only been a few hours since we wrote about Any.DO getting redesigned with a fresh new look and logo. The company's also been teasing "a new way to manage your day" on its website. Well it all mak...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK announces pricing plans for Nokia Lumia 925, pre-orders start today
We knew Vodafone would be adding the recently unveiled Nokia Lumia 925 to its smartphone lineup in the United Kingdom, but today the carrier's officially diving into how it plans to sell it to potenti...
02:39 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F3 coming to Sprint June 14th for $30 on contract
The LG Optimus F3 has now gone public, and it's unsurprisingly on its way to Sprint starting June 14th. For $30 with a two-year contract (after the dreaded $50 mail-in rebate, mind), the device sits o...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget PMD and Infineon show off CamBoard Pico and Pico S, tiny 3D depth cameras for integration (video)
After checking out SoftKinetic's embedded 3D depth camera earlier this week, our attention was brought to a similar offering coming from Germany's PMD Technologies and Infineon. In fact, we were lucky...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget PMD and Infineon to enable tiny integrated 3D depth cameras (hands-on)
After checking out SoftKinetic's embedded 3D depth camera earlier this week, our attention was brought to a similar offering coming from Germany's PMD Technologies and Infineon. In fact, we were lucky...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Evernote finally remembers to add Reminders to Android app
Two weeks after Evernote added Reminders to its Mac, iOS and web applications, the highly-anticipated feature has arrived for Android as well. As with the other platforms, you can now set up an alarm ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget SteelSeries to unveil line of gaming headsets at E3 2013
Gaming accessory maker SteelSeries has a tradition of showcasing new products during conventions, and the firm will uphold it by unveiling the H-Series headset line at E3 2013. First in the series is ...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Cozy could make renting much more comfortable for both landlords and tenants
Renting is a pain. Sure, it saves you from financial doom when the housing market collapses, and it certainly is a lot more affordable when you're feeling a bit resource-constrained, but it can cause ...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Tango launches social platform SDK, brings its chat layer to other apps
Tango has wanted to expand beyond the basics of multi-platform messaging for awhile, going so far as to add games within its own app. It now wants to become the social glue for just about everyone: it...
01:30 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Slacker debuts weekly top 40 chart based on 'Engagement Quotient' of songs
Slacker will start offering a weekly top 40 chart today, joining the likes of Spotify, Stitcher and Twitter Music. Unlike those services however, the list isn't necessarily filled with the most popula...
01:24 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget HP plans a fanless Intel Haswell tablet for later this year
Now we've covered the first wave of Haswell-powered PCs and laptops, how about something to whet your appetite for later this year? While investigating Intel's fanless tablet reference design, HP told...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Unreal Engine 4 now supports Oculus Rift, introduces 'Integrated Partners Program'
Unreal Engine 4 now supports the Oculus Rift VR headset, Epic Games announced this morning. The move comes as part of an "Integrated Partners Program," which also adds support from a variety of other ...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 software update enables moving apps to SD card, HDR video recording and more
Perhaps this is what Samsung meant when it said it would addressing GS4 storage capacity concerns through "software optimization." An update for the flagship has begun hitting Snapdragon 600-loaded ha...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget FitStar launches first app with NFL star Tony Gonzalez, creates customized exercise videos on the fly
Exercise apps are a dime a dozen and the fitness training video market is even more saturated. New comer FitStar sees an opportunity to blend the two forms with an application platform that's part vid...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte unveils Intel 4th-gen gaming laptops with NVIDIA 765M, 770M graphics
After an eventful Computex 2013, Gigabyte has fired its final PR salvo: the launch of the P27K and P25W gaming laptops. The latter is a 15.6-inch, 1080P successor to the P2542G, but ups the ante with ...
12:18 pm -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget iTwin Connect updated with Mac support, offers inter-OS personal VPNs
Back in 2009, we might have been a little, well, acerbic in our reaction to the initial iTwin. Yet here we are in good ole 2013, and the plucky USB networking key is alive and well. In fact, it was CE...
11:56 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Mid-range LG Optimus F7 arrives with LTE and $100 price tag on US Cellular
The LG Optimus F7 with LTE is now available on US Cellular, shortly after leaked documents robbed it of any surprise. It comes with a healthy spec sheet for a mid-range Jelly Bean device, with a 4.7-i...
10:44 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget EE adding shared 4G, PAYG data-only plans this summer, now boasts 500k subscribers
After adding monthly SIM-only plans to its product line-up last week, EE's announced a few new subscriptions that people will have access to at some point this summer. One is a shared option, which'll...
10:18 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget nVoy program will certify hybrid networking, aim for digital harmony
There's practically an overabundance of certifications for individual networking standards, but we haven't seen many attempts at an uber-certification that ties it all together. Enter nVoy: the upcomi...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Nexus 4 courtesy of Mobile Fun
Didn't win the HTC One from last week's UK giveaway? No problem, we're back with another. This time all thanks go to our friends at Mobile Fun, who've handed over a brand-spanking new Nexus 4 for us t...
08:36 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Flood of leaked images suggest Nokia EOS smartphone has huge PureView camera
Images of an alleged Nokia EOS chassis have leaked from what appears to be a factory, lending some credence to previous rumors of a camera-centric handset from the Finnish outfit. Other shots from GSM...
08:36 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Flood of leaked images suggest Nokia EOS smartphone with huge PureView camera
Images of an alleged Nokia EOS chassis have leaked from what appears to be a factory, lending some credence to previous rumors of a camera-centric handset from the Finnish outfit. Other shots from GSM...
07:29 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Dispatch and Boxer aim to be your email apps of choice on iOS
Even though we have the likes of Sparrow and Mailbox already competing to be the one to handle email duties on your iOS device, chances are a couple more options wouldn't be frowned upon. Here's where...
06:42 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Snapchat 5.0 for iOS brings a swipe-based interface, in-app profiles
Snapchat is reportedly one of the biggest media sharing services outside of Facebook, so it's only fitting that the service's iOS app just got an equally big update. The 5.0 revamp switches to a clean...
05:56 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Any.DO gives iOS and Android apps a fresh look, teases 'new way to manage your day'
After expanding beyond its Android roots last year, Any.DO may have managed to become even more popular thanks to adoption from iOS users. But even with the kind praise from suitors, the handy app isn...
05:15 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget SD Association adds secure NFC support to its smartSD memory cards
Though companies like Visa and Device Fidelity have already come up with a way to make NFC payments via microSD card, the SD Association (the standardization body for SD cards) has introduced a spec t...
04:22 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Square Enix announces Deus Ex: The Fall for mobile, first installment coming this summer
Square Enix just announced that Deus Ex: The Fall will come to mobile devices later this summer. This is the first title of the Deus Ex series to be released on smartphones and tablets, and the initia...
03:27 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Acer shows off Aspire R7 Star Trek edition, we go eyes-on at Computex
No, we're not making this up. We've always thought the Aspire R7 bore an uncanny resemblance to the USS Enterprise, and now it appears that Acer's officially in on the fun, too. Our friends at Engadge...
02:46 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 and A3000 available to order, starting at $189
Not everyone wants an iPad. In fact, some people might even prefer affordable Android tablets if all they want is a slate that can connect to the internet. Two new devices that fit the bill perfectly ...
02:03 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Leaked court documents reveal NSA is collecting bulk call logs from Verizon
A court document published today by The Guardian reveals the NSA is currently collecting call records in bulk from Verizon. The request, granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on April...
01:55 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft teams up with financial services industry, FBI to take down hacker botnets
It turns out Microsoft was serious when it declared war on botnets: the company just announced that its Digital Crimes Unit has successfully disrupted more than 1,400 criminal networks. The company sa...
01:19 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget University of Toronto student tech shoots video in HDR in real-time (eyes-on)
Sure, you love the HDR pictures coming from your point-and-shoot, smartphone or perhaps even your Glass. But what if you want to Hangout in HDR? An enterprising grad student from the University of Tor...
01:19 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget University of Toronto student tech shoots HDR video in real-time (eyes-on)
Sure, you love the HDR pictures coming from your point-and-shoot, smartphone or perhaps even your Glass. But what if you want to Hangout in HDR? An enterprising grad student from the University of Tor...
12:47 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget SoftKinetic and TabletKiosk collaborate on 3D interface for tablets
Perhaps in light of Intel's goal of integrating 3D cameras into its devices by the end of 2014, SoftKinetic has partnered with TabletKiosk to bring what it calls the first-ever 3D interface to enterpr...
12:16 am -04 - Thu, June 6, 2013
Engadget Visualized: a history of augmented and virtual reality eyewear
We've seen the prototypes that led Google to Glass, but there are many devices that predate Mountain View's smart specs, and Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara, California was able to gather and disp...
11:43 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.05.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 352 - 06.04.13
Hulu being up for sale and the weekly Engadget HD Podcast: two things you can likely count on to continue for the forseeable future. Ben's still hopped up from viewing Star Wars movies and Richard, we...
10:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Time Warner updates browser version of TWC TV to allow for out-of-home viewing
For Time Warner Cable subscribers, sly on-the-job TV-watching is about to get easier (don't lie, we know you do it). Starting today, the browser version of TWC TV will offer on-demand and live content...
10:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Soon, we will all be Professor X: researchers demo AR.Drone controlled by thought (video)
Researchers from the University of Minnesota seem hellbent on turning us all into Professor X -- minus the hoverchair and Patrick Stewart-ly good looks, obviously. Why's that, you ask? Well, back in 2...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: So what's next?
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I just spent a week in Japan, where I attended my first Japanese wed...
09:57 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Google releases stock Android keyboard to Play store
Forget SwiftKey and Swype, Google's bringing its own keyboard to the Android masses. As of today, users looking for an alternative to their OEM or third-party typing solution can head to Play and down...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Lockheed Martin wraps up functional testing of next-gen GPS III satellite systems
Lockheed Martin flipped the switch on its first (still Earth-bound) GPS III satellite earlier this year, and it's now announced that it's completed functional testing on the satellite's key electronic...
09:19 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Gmail for Android update sees widespread rollout, new inboxes for all
Hours after Google released the latest update to its Gmail app for iOS, the folks in Mountain View have pushed the new software to the Android faithful everywhere. While some were able to snag a look ...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget AMD says it's open to developing chips for Android and Chrome OS after all
It was only last fall that AMD said it didn't see a need to make its new "Hondo" chip for tablets to work with Android in addition to Windows and Linux, but it seems that the company now sees things a...
08:34 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Google Maps Engine API helps enterprise users create custom maps
In order to equip enterprise devs with the proper tools to create custom Maps, Google announced the Maps Engine API. The kit allows users to leverage the outfit's cloud muscle to layer appropriate inf...
08:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Fairphone hits its production goal, promises to deliver more ethical smartphone by October
It's spent the last few months talking up its ambitious plan to produce what it describes as a more ethical smartphone, and Dutch startup Fairphone is now one fairly big step closer to realizing that ...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Jetpack Joyride finally lands on Windows Phone
Android, iOS, Windows 8, BB10. Jetpack Joyride, which has been available on the aforementioned platforms for quite some time, is no stranger to mobile or desktop users -- unless you're using Windows P...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Review roundup: Intel Haswell vs. AMD Richland on the desktop
See that slide above? When we first clapped eyes on it we couldn't help but wonder if Intel had finally managed to turn the tables on AMD, at least in terms of integrated desktop graphics. After all, ...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Kindle DX available from Amazon once again for $299
Well, it seemed like Amazon had finally moved on from its large-format Kindle DX e-reader last fall, but it turns out that was only a brief hiatus. As spotted by The Digital Reader late last month, th...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Google reverses course, makes CalDAV and CardDAV APIs open to all developers
Though Google chucked open API access to CalDAV back in March, it appears the company's had a change of heart. Up until today, only a select few whitelisted developers could make use of Google's calen...
06:12 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!
And there was much rejoicing -- it's the 181st edition of the Engadget Mobile Podcast! Join us as Myriam, Brad and Joseph pontificate about things that are mobile. And pontificate about the word "pont...
05:48 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Over 100 internet centers open in Cuba, prove time really is money
When you're reading angry tweets about dropping to 3G in an LTE dead zone, it's easy to forget that for some people, getting online isn't even an option. In Cuba, internet access is extremely limited ...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle for iOS gets line spacing options and multi-page highlights
Now that the summer book frenzy is in full swing, anything that helps us read a little faster is welcome -- so we're glad that Amazon just pushed out a relevant update to its Kindle app for iOS. The n...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend P6-U06 gets approved by FCC ahead of official release
The Huawei Ascend P6 hasn't been officially announced yet, but that's never stopped the Chinese company from leaking information like a faucet. It's unsurprising, then, that we'd notice the upcoming 6...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic set recall confirmed by GameStop
Reports of a potential recall for Nintendo's 8GB Wii U Basic starting cropping up yesterday morning, with sources indicating GameStop would no longer be selling the unit come mid-month. Now, CNET has ...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii U 8GB Basic set recall confirmed by GameStop (update: Nintendo responds)
Reports of a potential recall for Nintendo's 8GB Wii U Basic starting cropping up yesterday morning, with sources indicating GameStop would no longer be selling the unit come mid-month. Now, CNET has ...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Nav N Go intros NavFusion, says it's bringing 'true smartphone integration' to cars
Smartphone integration in cars isn't exactly a novel affair in this day in age, even if it hasn't reached its full potential yet. Nav N Go, for one, seems to think it could help improve this type of i...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget NNG intros NavFusion, says it's bringing 'true smartphone integration' to cars
Smartphone integration in cars isn't exactly a novel affair in this day and age, even if it hasn't reached its full potential yet. NNG (formerly Nav N Go), for one, seems to think it could help improv...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget WiSee uses WiFi signals to detect gestures from anywhere in your house (video)
Have you always dreamed of controlling your TV by flailing in the next room? Researchers at the University of Washington have just the system for you: WiSee, a gesture-recognition interface that uses ...
03:22 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Tweetdeck for web and Chrome updated with cleaner user interface
If you're an avid user of Tweetdeck, we hope you're also okay feeling the brisk winds of change. The browser-based app, as well as the version on Chrome, has been updated with a fresh and clean user i...
03:14 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Yahoo gives search a redesign, unveils Google-esque nav bar
Yahoo has been a busy little bee recently, updating its various properties and snatching up new ones. Now its giving its Bing-powered search page a facelift. The redesign is actually quite subtle. The...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Slickdeals' best in tech for June 5th: 32GB Nexus 7 and Roku 2 XS
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...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Odin Mobile set to launch as first US mobile carrier for the visually impaired
Sure, cellphones for those who have issues with sight aren't new, but Odin Mobile is aiming to be the very first US mobile carrier specifically tailored to improve accessibility for the visually impai...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte outs three low- to mid-range handsets with dual SIM slots, we go hands-on (video)
Okay, so we didn't quite know what to make of Gigabyte's lamp / Ultrabook hub. But what about its new smartphones? The company is showing off three handsets here at Computex 2013 -- the Maya, Sierra a...
02:06 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget 3DS owners get the gift of free WiFi from O2 in the UK
3DS owners in the UK will have at least one less thing to gripe about starting today: connectivity. Not that the British arm of the gaming giant hasn't been incredibly proactive about lining up WiFi p...
01:51 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Amazon India open for business, offering mostly entertainment
Amazon's burgeoning online empire is growing today with yet another country-specific store: Amazon India. The new site, located at Amazon.in, only offers third-party products due to India's law prohib...
01:29 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget O3b to launch first 4 satellites, start providing internet connection in remote areas
It's been a few years since we've heard about O3b's mission to provide affordable internet access where it's not currently available, and for a while we thought we'd never see it happen. Thankfully, t...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Twitch takes over streaming duties for PAX, New York Comic Con
The folks in charge of running America's largest biannual gaming event are teaming up with gaming's most popular streaming solution to offer streams of PAX Prime, PAX East, and New York Comic Con goin...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Maingear's Pulse 14 laptop: Haswell and a GeForce GTX 760M starting at $1,299
Haswell-infused devices have been stepping out from behind curtains for the past few days, and now Maingear's ready to unveil its latest gaming notebook with Intel's fresh silicon: the Pulse 14. Each ...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft previews Windows 8.1 on camera, forgets the Start button (video)
While it's not exactly our "first look" at Windows 8.1, Microsoft's put together an official preview video showing off several features of the OS update. If you caught our overview of what's coming in...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Pandora launches TV / console-friendly HTML5 site
With 70 million active monthly users, we suspect the world isn't desperately searching for another way to listen to Pandora. That said, we certainly can't fault the internet radio provider for attempt...
11:51 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget eBay's large retail screens could make 'window shopping' more expensive
You might argue that eBay is a virtual store of sorts already. But -- according to reports -- the auction giant is planning a new spin on the term. Reuters claims that eBay plans to place 9-foot by 2-...
11:30 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Whistle canine fitness tracker can be pre-ordered now for $100
Pet care industry spending exceeds $50 billion per year in the US alone, so there's no question that folks are dropping some serious dough on man's best friend. A device to track your dog's health, th...
11:03 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Gajah unveils E Ink case for iPhone 5 and Galaxy Note II, out next month for $129
Popslate's much hyped E Ink case still isn't available half a year after it was announced, and now it could be beaten to the punch by an upstart called Gajah. The latter company's InkCase screen cover...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget HTC One 'mini' leaks with 4.3-inch 720p display and UltraPixel camera
HTC One mini? HTC M4? Whichever moniker you want to give it, that appears to be what we see above. Shown in a bunch of photos on Estonian site Delfi.ee the 4.3-inch device seems to corroborate much of...
10:40 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget HTC One 'mini' leaks showing 4.3-inch 720p display and UltraPixel camera
HTC One mini? HTC M4? Whichever moniker you want to give it, that appears to be what we see above. Shown in a bunch of photos on Estonian site forte.delfi.ee the 4.3-inch device seems to corroborate m...
10:28 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's IdeaPad Y510p high-perf laptop: Haswell Core i7, NVIDIA 750M, $989
What's Lenovo been hiding up its sleeve? Apparently, it's the IdeaPad Y510p. The company has recently started selling the 15.6-inch multimedia laptop via New Egg and its website without prior announce...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop teases free phone service over Sprint's network, due this summer
Oh, hell. FreedomPop might really be onto something this time. The company best known for doling out 500MB of free mobile data per month to hotspots, iPods and home routers will step up its game later...
09:16 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems
While there are smartphones apps that take some of the hassle out of finding parking, Audi's bringing similar time- and frustration-saving features to a different screen in your ride, through its Audi...
08:41 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Sharp shows off 14-inch and 15.6-inch 3,200 x 1,800 IGZO panels (eyes-on)
It was only a few hours ago when Fujitsu announced its UH90, the first laptop to feature a 14-inch 3,200 x 1,800 IGZO display. While the device won't hit Japan until June 28th, we were lucky enough to...
08:25 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Google set to launch HTML5 development tool with ad integration in coming months
That little ol' company down in Mountain View is cooking up a new HTML5 design tool, according to a recent blog post by the Goog's advertising arm, DoubleClick. Simply dubbed Google Web Designer, it's...
08:19 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active official: water resistant, LTE-capable, coming to the US this summer
Samsung's gone official with the Galaxy S 4 Active -- once again, before the company's incoming UK launch event. With IP67 water and dust protection (it'll survive three feet of water for up to 30 min...
08:19 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active official: water resistant, LTE-capable, coming to the US and Europe this summer
Samsung's gone official with the Galaxy S 4 Active -- once again, before the company's incoming UK launch event. With IP67 water and dust protection -- it'll survive three feet of water for up to 30 m...
07:54 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget SkyPlus for Android gets revamped search capability and on-demand listings
Searching for something to watch on the Sky+ Android app? An update rolling out today might make that easier, with a refreshed design and enhanced search feature. The new -- and hopefully improved -- ...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Researchers use Hubble to map 3D structure of exploding star
Witness now the death of a star in glorious 3D. It's not quite as exciting as all that, but astronomers have managed to map the eruptions of nova using footage from the Hubble telescope. Above are thr...
06:53 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry introduces OTA service for automakers, brings push expertise to vehicle telematics
With more and more vehicles featuring telematics and built-in wireless connectivity, it's no surprise that we're seeing a new ecosystem emerge around the technology, with M2M specialists providing eve...
06:28 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to ship free with x86 Windows 8 tablets
During today's Computex keynote, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller just announced that new x86 Windows 8 tablets will include Office in the box. The executive didn't detail the software offering, be...
06:28 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to ship free with x86 Windows 8 tablets (update: only products smaller than 10 inches)
During today's Computex keynote, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller just announced that new x86 Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office in the box. The executive didn't detail the software offering, ...
06:28 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to ship free with x86 Windows 8 tablets (update: only those smaller than 10 inches)
During today's Computex keynote, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller just announced that new x86 Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office in the box. The executive didn't detail the software offering, ...
06:28 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote to ship free with x86 Windows 8 tablets (update: only with those smaller than 10 inches)
During today's Computex keynote, Microsoft Windows chief Tami Reller just announced that new x86 Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office in the box. The executive didn't detail the software offering, ...
06:26 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Windows RT to come with Outlook app starting with Windows 8.1 update
We weren't expecting Microsoft to make too many announcements here at Computex -- it's got Build coming up, after all -- but it did drop a little bit of news. The company just confirmed that Windows R...
06:20 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte reveals prices, availability for NVIDIA-equipped U-Series Haswell notebooks
Since not everybody wants to lug an eight pound gaming machine or settle for a lightweight but graphics-challenged notebook, Gigabyte unveiled its U-series at Computex: two notebooks and an ultrabook ...
05:47 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu intros Lifebook UH90 with Haswell and a 3,200 x 1,800 IGZO touchscreen
Fujitsu burst on to the Ultrabook scene in earnest with the Lifebook UH75 last fall, and it's clearly bent on keeping our attention: it just launched an early sequel, the Lifebook UH90. The 14-inch po...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming with an Intel mobile chip?
Huh? While we knew the Galaxy Tab 3 is certainly coming with a Clover Trail+ chipset, there was another device that is apparently making the transition to Intel's mobile chip: the GS4. At least accord...
05:15 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 coming with an Intel mobile chip? (update)
Huh? While we knew the Galaxy Tab 3 is certainly coming with a Clover Trail+ chipset, there was another device that is apparently making the transition to Intel's mobile chip: the GS4. At least accord...
05:01 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 returns to the FCC with 3G inside
When Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 first passed through the FCC for approval, it was still shrouded in mystery. It just came back to the US agency with a familiar face... and a 3G twist. The GT-P5200 va...
04:33 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Intel formalizes Thunderbolt 2, promises products this year
While Intel gave us the technical rundown on its next iteration of Thunderbolt two months earlier, it's now announced that it will officially be known as the not-particularly-original Thunderbolt 2. P...
04:14 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget ASUS' Jerry Shen flaunts unannounced full HD Android tablet, due Q3 with Snapdragon and LTE
Even after its press events earlier this week, ASUS still had something up its sleeve for Computex. At a Qualcomm keynote just now, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the opportunity to tease an unannounced And...
04:14 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget ASUS' Jerry Shen flaunts unannounced MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE, due Q3 with Snapdragon
Even after its press events earlier this week, ASUS still had something up its sleeve for Computex. At a Qualcomm keynote just now, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen took the opportunity to tease an unannounced And...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget AMD rolls out Elite desktop APUs with Splashtop game streaming
AMD has already shown what its mobile Richland APUs can do, and it's now ready to reveal their desktop equivalents' potential. The company's new, full-power A6, A8 and A10 Elite processors are more ev...
03:46 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Sony VAIO Pro 11 review: finally, a new flagship ultraportable to replace the Z
More InfoSony VAIO Z review (2011)Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, start at $1,150Intel: Haswell will boost battery life by 50 percentIf you've ever read the comments section...
03:45 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Sony VAIO Duo 13 review: a much-improved take on the Windows 8 slider
When Sony's VAIO Duo 11 slider debuted late last year, its strong performance and crisp HD display weren't enough for us to overlook a flawed design and unimpressive battery life. The Duo 13, just ann...
03:45 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Sony gives the slider another shot with the VAIO Duo 13: coming June 9th for $1,400
Thanks to the magic of leaked YouTube videos, we already knew Sony was working on another slider Ultrabook to replace the failed Duo 11. Now it's official: the company just formally announced the Duo ...
03:45 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, ship June 9th from $1,150
If you've been mourning Sony's decision to discontinue its super-thin Z Series laptop, you can at last dry your tears: the company just announced two flagship Ultrabooks that should more than make up ...
03:45 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Sony VAIO Pro 11 review: finally, a new flagship ultraportable to replace the Z
More InfoSony VAIO Z review (2011)Sony's VAIO Pro Ultrabooks weigh as little as 1.92 pounds, start at $1,150Intel: Haswell will boost battery life by 50 percentIf you've ever read the comments section...
03:18 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget E Ink and Sonostar pair up for Mobius flexible-display smartwatch, we go hands-on at Computex
Earlier this week, E Ink announced its Mobius flexible display, a 1.73-inch touch-enabled panel for smartwatches. Now, the new screen has made its way onto the Computex exhibition floor in Taipei. Son...
02:56 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte Smart Lamp doubles as an Ultrabook hub, is missing a few ports (hands-on)
Things we expected to see at the world's premier computer show: mainstream notebooks, gaming notebooks, thin notebooks ("pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp"), maybe even a tablet or two. But a desk lamp? ...
02:12 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Verizon FiOS TV rolling out new set-top box Home Page
In the old days, you'd turn your TV on and see video. Typically it would just play whatever channel was on last, but more advanced digital boxes might start at a main menu or specific channel. Verizon...
01:44 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Windows Chip In brings crowdfunding to students' PC purchases
Think of all the things crowfunding has helped bring into the world lately, from gaming consoles to smart watches. And really, with all we've given it, the least it can do is help us get a computer. I...
12:51 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini, GT-S7272 reach the FCC
Well, that was fast. Samsung only just unveiled the Galaxy S 4 mini last week, and today the device is swinging through the FCC as the GT-i9195. Sadly, this particular version of the mini isn't likely...
12:10 am -04 - Wed, June 5, 2013
Engadget Adobe XD's Project Mighty and Napoleon: the future of cloud-connected design tools for tablets (hands-on)
Adobe's best known for its creative software, but lately it's been toying with the hardware side of design. Over the past few weeks, the company's XD division's been teasing Projects Mighty and Napole...
11:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Google Glass monthly update improves photos with HDR, captions
Google has committed to pushing software updates to its Glass headset each month, and a post on Google+ reveals this month's tweaks are focusing on pictures. If you're a fan of using the device for PO...
10:53 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Sprint Vital leaks out: 5-inch HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 13MP camera, Android 4.1 (video)
Looks like Sprint really is prepping a 5-inch Android flagship of its own: the Vital. Thanks to an anonymous source, Engadget's received a motherlode of details on the upcoming, white-labeled device, ...
10:35 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.04.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:10 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Pipe exits beta, lets Facebook friends share giant files
Cloud storage from the likes of Dropbox and Google is all well and good, but let's face it -- many of our friends won't venture far beyond Facebook. Thankfully, Pipe is about to publicly launch a fil...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Mission Motorcycles launches Mission R and RS e-bikes this summer, starting at $29,999
When Mission Motors unveiled its Mission R electric motorbike, it garnered a lot of attention -- enough that the company created a Mission Motorcycles group to handle its new darling. That division no...
09:18 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung wins ITC ban of AT&T compatible iPhones and iPads due to patent infringement
Samsung got a big win in the International Trade Commission today, as the ITC handed down a final ruling finding that several models of AT&T-compatible iPhones and iPads infringe a Samsung patent,...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Goji's Smart Lock snaps pictures, welcomes you by name
Burglars of the future beware: the age of the smart lock is coming. There's no shortage of entries into the space these days -- in fact, it was just under a week ago that we spotted the lovely Yves Be...
08:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget First 100 Gbps transatlantic link for researchers begins testing
While the rest of the world is clogging up the internet's lanes sending cat GIFs to one another, there are those that need clear highways to be, you know, productive. To that end, a group of six resea...
08:17 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Apple issues OS X 10.8.4 update
Less than a week out from WWDC, Apple's issuing the latest update to Mountain Lion. The company's recommending the newest version of the operating system for security / stability reasons. For the most...
08:11 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget BMW M Power for iOS plots our track runs for posterity (video)
While pro race drivers are used to telemetry-based feedback, us civilians don't have such an easy solution for our track days. BMW wants to take the guesswork out of those amateur racing sessions by l...
07:48 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 available for pre-order on AT&T tomorrow, $200 on contract
Got a taste for a physical QWERTY, but are currently on AT&T without any LTE devices available? That's about to change. The BlackBerry Q10 has already been announced for the GSM network, but now w...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Foursquare check-ins could have small NYC merchants checking you out with promoted listings
As it searches for ways to further monetize, Foursquare is setting its sights on small businesses -- namely, those in the NYC area. The social networking service, which turns the process of gathering...
07:09 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget EU Commissioner teases net neutrality rules: no throttling, easy switching
The European Union has only taken baby steps toward proper net neutrality legislation so far. Today, however, the European Commission's Neelie Kroes just gave the first glimpse of what those continent...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget The Wizard of Oz celebrates 75th Anniversary this fall with IMAX, Blu-ray 3D releases
While many remember the moment Dorothy stepped out into the Technicolor land of Oz, Warner is aiming to make that moment even grander with a 75th anniversary Wizard of Oz re-release this fall. The pla...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget NFL, Verizon Wireless agrement will add Sunday afternoon streaming games in 2014
Verizon Wireless has had an agreement with the NFL providing streaming access to games since 2010, but a new extension will bring more of the sport than ever to its phones and tablets. Not only will i...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget NFL, Verizon Wireless agreement will add Sunday afternoon streaming games in 2014
Verizon Wireless has had an agreement with the NFL providing streaming access to games since 2010, but a new extension will bring more of the sport than ever to its phones and tablets. Not only will i...
06:16 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Obama administration announces initiative to target patent trolls, protect consumers
The White House announced an initiative today to curb the use of patents by patent holders as a tool for "frivolous litigation," and to protect "Main Street retailers, consumers and other end-users of...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Lenovo Reach cloud service opens in beta, official launch coming 'later this year'
Lenovo's getting into the cloud storage game, but rather than dive straight in, the company's taking a tiptoe approach. Starting today, curious consumers can sign up to preview the company's cloud ser...
05:25 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Bose unveils SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker, QuietComfort 20 noise-cancelling in-ears (ears-on)
Nestled near an entrance inside Grand Central Terminal, Bose just unveiled its latest two portable audio creations: The SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker (A2DP) and QuietComfort 20 noise-cancelling in-...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Gmail updated on iOS to support new inbox, more notification options
Desktop? Check. Android? Check. iOS? Check that one off too. The refreshed Gmail design is now officially available on the App Store for both iPad and iPhone. The update not only brings the new catego...
05:02 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Apple's Economic Impact Report highlights proposed campus' influx of jobs and money
Bringing its proposed campus into the world hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for Apple, excess funds or no, but the company's still focused on all the good the UFO-like structure will bring to its b...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Netflix still the dominant streaming provider, according to latest NPD report
No, you can't hold the Bluths responsible for this -- not yet, anyway. The NPD Group's just released its latest figures for streaming video on demand (SVOD) in Q1 2013 and, unsurprisingly, Netflix sti...
04:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Mailbox co-founder hints at desktop app
Although Mailbox can play nicely with Gmail on iOS, one of the bigger gaps in its resume is the lack of desktop availability. During a keynote at the DEMO Europe conference, CEO Gentry Underwood hinte...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget WWDC 2013: the rumor roundup
It's that special time for Apple devotees: WWDC 2013 is next week, and that means a customary glimpse of where iOS and the Mac are going next. However, we're getting everything but business as usual t...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Amazon, Viacom deal keeps many TV shows on Prime and Kindle, some exclusively
In May Netflix let a broad content deal with Viacom (parent company of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV and more) expire and saw many of the network's shows disappear from its streaming service, but A...
03:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Pentax's WG-3 ruggedized camera scores a white paint job
If you'd like a ruggedized camera to match that white Nexus 4 of yours, Pentax has you covered. The outfit has just unveiled an alabaster WG-3 that boasts the same specs and price tag as its vibrantly...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an Octa-core Samsung Galaxy S 4, courtesy of SellCell.com!
Samsung has sold over 10 million units of the Galaxy S 4 worldwide, and we have one of them in our possession and just waiting to find a home. This particular version is the GT-I9500, which is an unlo...
02:50 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Canada's 700MHz auction pushed to January 2014, Telus denied Mobilicity spectrum transfer
Oh, Canada. Just one day after we received word of the CRTC's new wireless code, Industry Canada -- its government's equivalent of the FCC -- announced further postponements of the country's pending 7...
02:43 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 gets August release date
For once, we were offered some nicely specific pricing for ASUS' incoming MeMo Pad HD 7 (namely $129 for the 8GB model and $149 for the 16GB option), but were left wanting on any sort of release date....
02:21 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Virtuix Omni VR treadmill gives gamers the run around from $249
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...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Wikipad slated for June 11th US launch at $250, worldwide 'to follow this summer'
The 7-inch Android tablet with a game controller cradle -- the Wikipad -- launches in the United States on June 11th for $250, with a worldwide launch following later this summer. As for the initially...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Points connected sign can show any place you need to go, what's up online (video)
Most street signs aren't especially street-savvy when they can't change with the passing weeks, let alone the moment. Breakfast NY's new Points sign is much, much smarter. As long as it has an Etherne...
01:49 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Google buys Swedish wind farm's entire output to power Finnish data center
Google has just secured the services of an entire 72MW wind farm in Maevaara, Sweden for the next ten years to keep its Finnish data center humming, according to the official blog. It brokered the dea...
01:22 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS' ET2702 all-in-one is its first with a 2,560 x 1,440 screen
Even if you just skim our Computex coverage, you'll quickly see there's a theme tying it all together: displays. Super-high-resolution displays. It's true of every company we've seen, really, but movi...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Halo: Spartan Assault revealed for Windows Phone and Windows 8, we go hands-on
Between the Xbox One, Steven Spielberg's latest TV project and the approach of E3, fans have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of a new Halo game. 343 Industries has heard their pleas, but its an...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Rock Band creators team up with Disney for next-gen in 'Fantasia: Music Evolved,' headed to Xbox One / 360 in 2014
The tattoo-laden, musically-inclined game developers behind Frequency, Amplitude, Guitar Hero, Rock Band and Dance Central are taking on Disney's Fantasia, this morning announcing next-gen Kinect game...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget MSI's MouseBook is a laptop whose trackpad doubles as a standalone mouse
The problem with laptop trackpads: they're usually not very good. But would turning the touchpad into a mouse solve the problem? Perhaps. That's what MSI seems to be attempting with its MouseBook conc...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget SoftKinetic teases embedded 3D depth camera, coming to Intel devices next year (hands-on)
At Intel's Computex keynote earlier today, the chip maker teased that it expects embedded 3D depth cameras to arrive on devices in the second half of 2014. Luckily, we got an exclusive early taste of ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Splashtop partners with Intel, lets you remotely wake WiFi-connected PCs
So you need to grab that hilarious gif from your desktop remotely. No worries, you can tunnel in with, wait, darnit your office PC is switched off and not on the wired network (so not even wake-on-LAN...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Westone debuts Adventure Series Alpha earphones: water-resistant, audiophile grade, $200
Some would say that a good set of earphones is a dime a dozen nowadays, but that's not stopping outfits like Westone from trying to give you more -- and, perhaps, even better -- options to choose from...
11:54 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget NASA creates eye-popping 160-megapixel image of our two nearest galaxies (video)
NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever -- or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA's Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Penns...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS to start using T-Mobile's network and GSM handsets June 12th
And so it begins. With T-Mobile recently closing the deal to acquire MetroPCS, it was only a matter of time before we'd see more commingling. PhoneArena's uncovered yesterday that MetroPCS is about st...
10:59 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget HTC's COO Matthew Costello joins revolving door of departing execs
One of HTC's top execs, Chief Operating Officer Matthew Costello, will depart after three years on the job, according to a report from Bloomberg. He'll join recent departees like Asia CEO Lennard Hoor...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Razer puts 14-inch Blade up for pre-order
Razer teased us when it unveiled the 14-inch Blade last week: a rare blend of portability with gaming performance, and we couldn't even put money down? Well, we can at least do that now. The smaller o...
09:26 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Lenovo investor statement fuels NEC smartphone partnership rumors
NEC and Lenovo are already joined at the hip in the PC business, and rumors that the two will soon be smartphone partners continue to gather steam, too. Lenovo confirmed that it's started "preliminary...
08:42 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils the Xperia M: 4-inch FWVGA display, dual-core 1GHz CPU, 5MP camera
Sony's just announced a new handset is joining its Xperia line-up this year: the Xperia M. Much like the Xperia L, it's aimed at the lower end of the Android spectrum, with far from benchmark-busting ...
07:53 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Dell unveils Haswell-powered laptops and desktops for professionals (video)
Between Computex and the launch of Intel's fourth generation Core Haswell processors, June's shaping up to be a big month for the PC industry. Fresh from letting us play with its new folding hybrid, D...
07:37 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel VP: 'Lack of LTE' hampers our approach to the US smartphone market
During Intel's press conference today, we got a brief glimpse into how Intel's smartphones are fairing globally. The noticeable gap, however, was the US. Answering questions during a Q&A session f...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Sandisk introduces Extreme II SSD, boasts 19nm tech and faster speeds
We haven't heard a peep about Sandisk's solid state drives since CES, so we perked our ears when the flash maker announced a new consumer SSD today. It's called the Extreme II, a SATA III SSD the comp...
06:58 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel announces Creative Senz3D Peripheral Camera at Computex 2013
Intel's just announced the Creative Senz3D Peripheral Camera at the company's Computex keynote in Taipei. The camera lets users manipulate objects on the screen using gestures and is able to completel...
06:38 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel teases fanless Core processor tablet at Computex
It was barely a glimpse, but Intel's pushing the physical limits of its 4th generation Haswell processors. Here on stage, at Computex, we saw one very slender (and as-yet unnamed) tablet that packs th...
06:38 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel teases fanless Haswell Core processor tablet at Computex
It was barely a glimpse, but Intel's pushing the physical limits of its 4th generation Haswell processors. Here on stage, at Computex, we saw one very slender (and as-yet unnamed) tablet that packs th...
06:31 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel targets Bay Trail '2 in 1' tablet / laptops for the holidays starting at $399
Intel is in the middle of its Computex 2013 presentation, and it's already putting a target price for some of those tablet / laptops we're expecting around the holidays: $399. While more premium exper...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel reveals Merrifield processor in new smartphone reference design, promises 'integrated sensor hub'
Intel unveiled its first reference design for its new 22nm Merrifield smartphone processor. Showed off on stage by Tom Killroy, Executive Vice President of Sales at Intel at the company's Computex k...
06:10 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Intel's first LTE chip announced for Bay Trail-powered tablets capable of global roaming
At last, Intel finally has its very own LTE modem chip! Intel's Computex 2013 press conference is going on right now, and a company press release states we'll see a 4G LTE multimode solution paired wi...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Acer upgrades its PCs with Haswell, new models include the Aspire V7 Ultrabook
This is hardly the biggest Acer news of the week (that would be this, this and this), but it's worth a PSA nonetheless. Now that Intel's formally unveiled Haswell, Acer announced it'll be refreshing m...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Dell's Alienware X51 desktop gets Haswell, NVIDIA GTX 670 graphics
For the most part, Dell's using this week at Computex to talk up its various XPS products, though its Alienware division is also getting a little love. The company just announced that the pint-size X5...
06:00 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Dell refreshes its XPS 12 Ultrabook, XPS 27 all-in-one and XPS 8500 desktop
Now that it's unveiled its next-gen Ultrabook, Dell's taking the opportunity to refresh the machines it's already got. Starting with the XPS 12 convertible Ultrabook, the company is adding an NFC chip...
05:32 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant app available for Google TV
During CES, Redbox and Verizon mentioned Google TV among the platforms getting an app and now they've delivered. The Redbox Instant app for Google TV is in the Google Play market, however only owners ...
05:04 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Intel's Haswell Core i7 overclocked to 6.88GHz on an ASUS motherboard
After winning yesterday's Corsair Overclocking competition at Computex, the same folks were brought over to ASUS' ROG event earlier today, where they overclocked an Intel Haswell Core i7-4770K from it...
04:44 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS shows off new touchscreen, USB and gaming monitors at Computex (eyes-on)
We came to ASUS' Computex booth to see the new 4K monitors, but it turns out the company had a lot of other (albeit slightly less exciting) models on display too. First up (starting with the stuff you...
04:23 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS ROG reveals 'the ultimate gaming machine', the Poseidon Formula One
ASUS cannot get enough of Computex, and today its PC gaming arm is rolling out some high powered new kit. This is the Poseidon Formula 1, housing the apex of ROG's gaming hardware know-how and brandis...
04:14 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS teases upcoming mechanical ROG 'Armor Keyboard' for gamers
ASUS' ROG presentation here at Computex wasn't all meaty graphic powerhouses -- it also displayed a new mechanical keyboard for discerning typists gamers, albeit underneath a piece of black cloth. We ...
03:50 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget MSI shows off a concept gaming laptop with a touchscreen trackpad (hands-on)
Hot on the heels of announcing some fresh gaming notebooks, MSI is showing off yet another laptop -- albeit, one you can't buy yet. The GS70 Stealth is a 17-inch gamer's machine, and by most indicatio...
03:38 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS' 31.5-inch 4K monitor priced at $3,799, 39-inch version coming in Q3 (eyes-on)
Yeah, we want one too. Here at Computex, ASUS is showing off its new 31.5-inch 4K monitor, which we just learned will cost $3,799. (Oh come now, don't get all sticker-shocked on us.) The photos below ...
03:13 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS ROG announces G750 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
ASUS ROG has finally gone official with its new gaming rig. The ROG G750 ties together one of NVIDIA's latest mobile graphics card (specifically, the GeForce GTX 765M) with a stylish brushed aluminium...
03:13 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS ROG announces G750 gaming laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700M series graphics
ASUS ROG has finally gone official with its new gaming rig. The ROG G750 ties together one of NVIDIA's latest mobile graphics card (on stage, it was the GeForce GTX 765M) with a stylish brushed alumin...
03:09 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Adobe Reader now available for Windows Phone 8, no longer limited to 7.5
Something as simple as a PDF-friendly application can make things so much better for any mobile user -- and who other than the file pioneer to be the provider of such element. While Adobe Reader was a...
02:15 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA CEO demos new stylus touchscreen tech, uses Tegra 4 image processing to reduce battery drain
Elaborating from the battery-saving PRISM screen tech that we saw on Tegra 3 devices, the NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off a new software-based touchscreen technology that allows you to use a simp...
01:49 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte shows four prototype BRIX mini PCs, including models with projectors and wireless charging
Gigabyte said that we'd have at least a few BRIX mini PCs to choose from. At Computex, however, it's showing four new prototypes that could lead to a much larger catalog. Two of them are run-of-the-mi...
12:54 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Feedly promises raft of new features, integration with Reeder and other apps
Now that Feedly has taken in more than 500,000 Google Reader refugees, it's unveiled a community-driven feature roadmap that'll guide it for the rest of the year. Sitting atop the list is speed, which...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Windows RT 8.1 devices with Snapdragon 800 processors to arrive later this year
The flood of Snapdragon 800 hardware hasn't arrived just yet, but Qualcomm says it expects we'll see Windows RT 8.1 devices with their flagship silicon "later this year." There's still no word on whic...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Toshiba intros three Android tablets, two with Tegra 4 and a 2,560 x 1,600 screen
Could three times be a charm for Toshiba? After striking out with its "Thrive" Android tablets and then coming up a bit short with the "Excite" line, the company is completely scrapping its tablet lin...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Toshiba outs the PX35t all-in-one with a mouse little enough for women to use
In addition to announcing some new laptops for back-to-school season, Toshiba took the opportunity to refresh its lone all-in-one desktop. This new model, the PX35t, comes with a new look, borrowing s...
12:00 am -04 - Tue, June 4, 2013
Engadget Toshiba refreshes its PC lineup with new mainstream notebooks, a gaming laptop
If you're going to unveil a completely refreshed PC lineup, you may as well do it the week Intel launches some new processors (and, you know, the week a big computer show is going on). Toshiba just an...
11:46 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 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...
11:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 06.03.2013
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...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 400 with built-in LTE, new reference tablet design
Qualcomm doesn't want to reserve the fastest wireless technology for its highest-end processors: it's launching a new quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip, the MSM8926, with both 3G and LTE built-in. The co...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 400 with built-in LTE, new reference tablet designs
Qualcomm doesn't want to reserve the fastest wireless technology for its highest-end processors: it's launching a new quad-core edition of its Snapdragon 400 chip, the MSM8926, with both 3G and LTE bu...
11:33 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg details Apple's rumored radio service, associated iAd revamp
If you believe the rumor mill, Apple is planning to announce ts long-rumored streaming music service as a feature alongside the iOS 7 update during WWDC next week, and now Bloomberg has more details o...
11:11 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Jelly Bean now on 33 percent of active Android devices, Gingerbread still leads
Google's pushed out its latest survey of the Android landscape, and Jelly Bean is finally creeping up on Gingerbread for the crown. While Gingerbread accounts for 36.5 percent of active devices sporti...
11:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe
As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being t...
10:38 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget E Ink launches Mobius flexible display for your next smartwatch
Although smartwatch makers have had access to e-paper for a while, there have been few such displays tailor-made for our wrists. E Ink is more than willing to fill that void with a new, watch-oriented...
10:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget and gdgt's next reader meetup is in New York City on June 24th!
Hey New York City, it's been a while. We're hosting another meetup in the Big Apple later this month, and now we've got help from our pals at gdgt -- in fact, we've combined to form the Voltron-like E...
09:53 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (June 3rd - 9th)
The summer programming schedule has officially arrived, and this week familiar warm weather favorites return including Continuum, Falling Skies and Burn Notice. There are also a few new entire includi...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus update for Android adds higher quality playback for select devices
Want to "feel like you have bionic retina implants minus the deductible and waiting for its invention" while watching Hulu Plus on Android? Or whatever that means? (Seriously, that bizarro PR speak's ...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Sony's Laser Light Source Projector with 3LCD to be available in August
It wasn't too long ago that Sony kind of introduced us to its inaugural Laser Light Source Projector with 3LCD technology, but now it's time for the company to let us know a little more about the devi...
08:49 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Get your hands and eyes to LA and put them on Microsoft's Xbox One next week
Microsoft's Xbox spokesman Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb is giving fans a chance to take a very early hands-on look at the Xbox One's new gamepad next week. On Monday June 10th, just a day before the offi...
08:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter acknowledges site issues, has engineers on the job
Yes, we know. We're seeing the robot with the broken hand, too. Just think of this as a little extra time to craft that perfect @ reply. Twitter acknowledged that some users are having issues with the...
08:31 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter acknowledges site issues, has engineers on the job (update: fixed)
Yes, we know. We're seeing the robot with the broken hand, too. Just think of this as a little extra time to craft that perfect @ reply. Twitter acknowledged that some users are having issues with the...
08:09 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Sprint tells Clearwire that Dish's buyout offer is illegal
In case it wasn't already obvious that Sprint sees Dish's attempt to buy Clearwire as rather rude, the carrier made its irritation perfectly clear today. Sprint just sent a letter to Clearwire's board...
07:50 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Bell Labs' lensless camera takes photos with a tiny amount of data
Although there have been attempts at lensless cameras before, few of them would replace our point-and-shoots when they're frequently expensive, or capture photos outside of the visible light spectrum....
07:34 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget ARAIG gaming feeback suit hits Kickstarter in search of good funding vibrations
In spite of the company's claims that feedback has always been localized on gaming controllers, this certainly isn't the first time we've seen the phenomenon incorporated into a wearable. That said, t...
07:18 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Zynga to shutter New York and LA studios, cut 18% of workforce
Social game monolith Zynga plans to shutter its New York City, Dalles and Los Angeles game development studios. Sources at Zynga confirmed the closures to Engadget, and also confirmed reports of layof...
07:15 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget Expand is coming to New York City in November, and you're all invited
Earlier this year, about 2,000 of our closest friends in the San Francisco Bay Area came by and, together, we had ourselves a heck of a time. The first ever Expand was filled with electric cars, UAVs,...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Vudu disc-to-digital home Ultraviolet conversion software leaves beta, comes to Mac
It took some time to work out the bugs, but Vudu is finally removing the beta badge from its home-based disc-to-digital service. The idea and the price are still the same as when the beta launched, bu...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Vudu disc-to-digital home Ultraviolet conversion software enters public beta, comes to Mac
It took some time to work out most of the bugs, but Vudu is finally expanding its beta of its home-based disc-to-digital service. The idea and the price are still the same as when the private beta lau...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Gmail 4.5 for Android rolling out today with multiple tabs, slide-out navigation
Gmail's desktop inbox just went through some pretty significant UI changes, and we've just been waiting for Google to update its mobile apps with many of the same elements. The Android app, which Andr...
06:27 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Chrome for iOS update adds voice search, faster reloading for cached pages
As promised, Google's delivered an update to its Chrome app for iOS that bypasses Siri for the tech giant's own voice-controlled search. Now, users living in Cupertino's curated kingdom can talk at th...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Final Fantasy IV hits Android (critical hit!) for $16
If there's a way to prepare for Active Time Battling, you should probably get on it -- Final Fantasy IV is now available on the Google Play Store. That said, you may want to grab a Phoenix Down before...
05:58 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for iOS updated with swiping image navigation and Docs commenting on the go
Navigating that image repository and commenting on collaborative documents while in route is now a bit easier with Google Drive for iOS. The folks in Mountain View updated the Apple-centric version of...
05:29 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget ASUS' NFC Express accessory comes bundled with Deluxe / Dual Haswell motherboard
Most would agree that motherboards aren't particularly exciting components, so it's good to have a hook to stand out. ASUS' new Z87 mobo series for Intel's Haswell chips may not be waterproof, but the...
05:05 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget IRL: the iPad mini and racing the Lexus IS with Google Glass
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. Like every g...
05:03 pm -04 - Mon, June 3, 2013
Engadget Apple releases WWDC companion app ahead of next week's event
In advance of its rapidly approaching World Wide Developers Conference, Apple's just released a companion iOS app to keep attendees on the up and up. All the usual pertinent bits are included, from ha...