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11:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget The Impossible Project launches its iOS app ahead of the Instant Lab's debut
Making old photography new again is all the rage these days. Although The Impossible Project's Instant Lab isn't due to launch until late August, the company decided to debut the companion iOS app tod...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Kindle for iOS introduces sample downloads and custom dictionaries
It's been a while since Kindle for iOS users have been able to download content directly from the app, thanks to Apple's 30 percent fee for in-app purchases. Today, Amazon is reintroducing that featur...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.30.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Yahoo and NBC Sports launch 'Fantasy Football Live' and 'SportsDash with Yahoo Sports' shows for TV and the web
ESPN may well be the biggest name in both online and television sports coverage, but Yahoo and NBC Sports are doing their best usurp the worldwide leader on both fronts. The latest assault on ESPN's h...
09:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Microsoft filing shows just $853 million in Surface revenue following $900 million RT inventory charge
Ballmer and Co. have been tight lipped when it comes to Surface sales figures, but they've finally opened up a little with some coaxing from Uncle Sam. An SEC filing reveals that the first-party table...
09:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Mozilla partners with BlackBerry to fuzz out software bugs
You wouldn't normally think of Mozilla and BlackBerry working together, but now they have, and all in the name of hunting down software bugs. Specifically, they're working together on advancing Peach,...
09:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Sky's Now TV box isn't a Roku replacement, but it's still a great deal
It's fair to say, no one was expecting Sky to release a dedicated streaming box for its Now TV service the same week Google entered the same market. But, it did, and with relative panache, too. Why? W...
08:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget US government will declassify Yahoo documents and court decision by September
Earlier this month, the US government was put in the hot seat with regards to the Justice Department's 2008 battle with Yahoo over its request for user data. Yahoo fought the PRISM demand and ultimate...
08:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Panasonic KX-PRX120 offers Ice Cream Sandwich on a cordless phone
It's easy to lose perspective on such things living in a city like New York, but people do indeed still have landlines at home. And really, in a world so dominated by the smartphone, why not get one t...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget New Zealand man creating Aston Martin replica on desktop 3D printer
When we first got a desktop 3D printer at Engadget headquarters, we made a Weighted Companion Cube. And then a Mario figure. What can we say? We like to start small. Ivan Sentch, a programmer living i...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Razer revamps Naga MMO mouse with mechanical switches, left-handed model
If you spend hours immersed in MMO raids, you likely value anything that helps you click faster. It's a good thing that Razer has just overhauled its Naga mouse, then. The 2014 model year now uses mec...
06:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung caught boosting benchmark performance numbers on Exynos devices
Benchmarks often catch the ire of critics because their scores don't necessarily reflect real-world experience, and it appears that some Samsung devices aren't helping that reputation out at all. Our ...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Showtime Anytime apps for Android and iOS updated to deliver live programming
We've been accustomed to having mobile access to the entire back catalog of our favorite Showtime series via the Showtime Anytime app since its launch in 2011. Users will no longer be limited to past ...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget BBC Three to launch new programs on iPlayer a week before they air on TV
The BBC might be a stalwart bastion of television broadcasting, but that's not stopping it from expanding its ventures into the wonderful world of online programming. Today, BBC Three announced that i...
05:18 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Groupon Reserve discounted reservations service comes to iOS
Groupon's iOS app just scored a refresh this week, adding access to the firm's new Reserve discount reservations platform via a dedicated tab. Savored users should be familiar with the concept: secure...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Nintendo brings not-so-stealthy black 3DS XL to North America on August 11th
Looking for a (slightly) less conspicuous take on the 3DS XL? If you live in the US or Canada, you'll get it when the all-black version of Nintendo's giant handheld reaches those countries on August 1...
04:08 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Instagram reportedly blocking images uploaded through some third-party apps
Hipstamatic Oggl app users might want to rethink those subscriptions. Select Windows Phone 8 imaging apps, such as Instance, may no longer be able to upload images to Instagram's photo sharing service...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 review
Samsung confounded us last year when it released the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 as a virtual reissue of the original, bumping up the Android version, removing the LED rear camera flash and rearranging the dual...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget GoPro App 2.0 lets action cam owners save and share their footage
Since launch, the GoPro App has primarily served as a remote control; it hasn't been much good for reviewing the day's shooting. That won't be an issue with the newly launched GoPro App 2.0. Both Andr...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook announces Mobile Games Publishing pilot program
Facebook has reportedly been toying around with the idea of launching a distribution platform for mobile games, boosting advertising revenue by also taking a cut of sales. As of today, the initiative ...
03:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget European Commission proposes framework for unified patent court
Getting a patent in Europe is hard. Making sure it's protected in every European Union member state is even harder. That's why the European Commission announced today that it plans on simplifying this...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget ASUS chairman: Windows RT results 'not very promising'
As ASUS goes full steam ahead in the smartphone space, prepping itself for an entry into the US market, the company has apparently done a rethink on its support for Windows RT. Chairman Jonney Shih to...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget HTC One mini review
Just weeks after we put the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini through its paces, we're looking at the HTC One mini, another attempt to shrink a flagship down into a smaller (and cheaper) package. As you'd expect...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Bitcoin ban means one less option for bribing Thai officials
Thailand isn't exactly known for its unquestionable ethics; activities that would quickly be labeled as illegal in the West are practiced in plain view in Bangkok. Loose regulations mean that a nearly...
01:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive.com gets a slew of photo and sharing upgrades
Just about a week after rolling out offline file access, Microsoft's file hosting service is getting a number of updates. This time the features are rolling out to SkyDrive.com, starting with support ...
01:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Helikite balloons can hoist emergency LTE network after natural disaster
We know, we know, Google has the whole hot air balloon thing covered. But this idea is a bit different. It consists of a group of "helikites," or small load-bearing balloon-kite hybrids, which can qui...
01:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Foxtel Play IPTV service now live in Australia ahead of official launch
Australians with Mac and PC computers, eligible Samsung Smart TV models and Xbox 360s can now get an IPTV package through Foxtel's Play service, even though the official launch is still two weeks away...
12:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm now streaming food and travel shows in the UK thanks to Scripps deal
Whether you're into comedy, drama, sci-fi or Vikings, Lovefilm Instant is slowly amassing TV content across a number of genres. Today, a deal with Scripps is adding shows from the Food Network and Tra...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget AT&T updates Wireless Home Phone service with LTE internet in new bundle
Big Blue's been doing its best to catch the eye of nostalgic folks who miss the era of landlines. After introducing prepaid options for Wireless Home Phone in May, Ma Bell's now extending the service ...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy NX hits UK retailers at a weighty 1,299 ($2,000)
We expected the Samsung Galaxy NX camera to cost a bundle when it was first announced, and if pricing from UK retailer Jessops proves accurate, we aren't going to be "disappointed." The Android-powere...
10:43 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Bicycle turn signals get the Ben Heck mod treatment (video)
Ben Heck's devised hacks for everything from console mashups to wheelchairs, and now he's turned his attention to the humble bicycle turn indicator -- something we've seen reinvented from time to time...
09:55 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Panasonic GX7 specs and images leak, show tiltable 2.76 million dot EVF
Prolific leaker Digicame Info has just showed off new images of Panasonic's likely new 16-megapixel Lumix GX7, along with full specs that place it squarely in the high-end, if accurate. Those include ...
09:21 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget HTC: the One is selling better than last year's hero products, but next quarter may see a loss
HTC's unaudited results for Q2 2013 showed a sign of hope, but in today's call for the Q3 guidance, the Taiwanese company expects next quarter's revenue to be in the range of $1.67 billion to $2 billi...
08:56 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Australians urged to 'lawfully evade' unfair prices on digital goods
After going through a year-long rigmarole of summonses and interrogations to find out why Australians are being overcharged by as much as 66 percent on digitally-distributed Apple, Microsoft and Adobe...
07:32 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Low-cost plastic-clad iPhone mentioned in China Labor Watch report
Remember that China Labor Watch report we recently covered? After digging further into the document, 9to5Mac's unearthed more possible evidence about that long-rumored low-cost plastic-clad iPhone. Th...
07:28 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget University of Texas students send yacht off-course with GPS exploit (video)
Students from the University of Texas gave us another reason not to mess with the Lone Star state: they'll hack your yacht. In cooperation with a luxury boat's owners, the Longhorns manipulated their ...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 supports TRIM, improves performance on Nexus devices
It's no secret that many Android phones and tablets show a decrease in performance over time. Nexus devices are not immune -- it's particularly noticeable with the original Nexus 7. Our friend Brian K...
05:56 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget LG outs diminutive Bluetooth headset with 8 hours of battery life
LG's big ticket items may take up most of our attention span, but the South Korean firm's latest Bluetooth headset solution has caught our eye. Coming in at roughly the size of a matchbox (35.9 ×...
05:17 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Sprint reports 'highest-ever' revenue of $7.2 billion for Q2 2013, loses $1.6 billion on Nextel shutdown
Sprint has just announced its second quarter 2013 financial results, and while it's pay as you go plans are paying off in terms of income, shutdowns and charges caused a huge loss. The company posted ...
04:10 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable drops CBS in NYC, LA and Dallas (update: maybe not)
Time Warner Cable and CBS have been negotiating over a retrans deal for quite some time, and after several extensions talks broke down tonight. TWC's static replacement page for the networks even sugg...
03:28 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Kevo lock up for pre-order tomorrow, starts shipping in September
Amongst the seemingly endless stream of companies looking to replace your house keys, Kwikset and UniKey's Kevo system certainly seems one of the more promising options. When we had a chance to fiddle...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash releases Kisai Neutron, makes Cylons proud (video)
Like most tech-savvy humans, we're big fans of Tokyoflash watches here at Engadget -- after all, what's not to like about eccentric design and blinkenlights? Now Cylons everywhere can proudly get in o...
02:27 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget LG G2 QuickWindow case revealed ahead of phone's unveiling
The curtains on the LG G2 won't be pulled back until August 7th, but that hasn't stopped the South Korean firm from announcing a case for the smartphone. Dubbed QuickWindow, the covering sports a slot...
01:24 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 2013
Engadget Google debuts new Zagat app for Android and iOS, redesigned website
Sure, Mountain View slowly infused Maps with Zagat content after acquiring the brand, but now it's revamped the outfit's mobile apps on Android and iOS, along with its website, to boot. As you'd expec...
12:05 am -04 - Tue, July 30, 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 Chromecast Podcast. We hope you will join us live when we talk all things Chromecast at 8:30PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ah...
11:50 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 29th - August 4th)
Calm yourself, Breaking Bad isn't back yet (that will be in next week's listing for August 11th), but football fans can look forward to the beginning of the preseason. The Cowboys and Dolphins kick th...
11:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Mercedes-Benz imagines seamless door-to-door directions with Google Glass
Despite apps that let a few lucky Glass owners control their Nest thermostat or unlock that Tesla Model S, one of the futuristic headgear's most practical applications is still just the default turn-b...
10:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.29.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
09:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Researchers turn standard microscope into billion-pixel imaging beast
A team of researchers at the California Institute of Technology, led by Professor Changhuei Yang, have figured out a way to crank their microscopy up to 11. Usually, scientists are forced between a ro...
07:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Nuforce Icon DAC and headphone amp arrives for Android, Mac and PC for $325
NuForce has been pumping out high end audio gear for the digitally inclined for years, and its latest effort is the Icon DAC and amp for Android, Mac and PC. It shares the same aluminum construction a...
07:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget ASUS eying 2014 for US smartphone launch
It wouldn't be the first time ASUS saw a US smartphone launch -- though last time the company had the GPS experts at Garmin to help it find its way. This time, according to Jonney Shih, the maker of b...
07:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget ASUS eyeing 2014 for US smartphone launch
It wouldn't be the first time ASUS saw a US smartphone launch -- though last time the company had the GPS experts at Garmin to help it find its way. This time, according to Jonney Shih, the maker of b...
06:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget MakerPlane's open source aircraft funding campaign gets off to a slow start (video)
There are some things in this world we're not sure are improved by the 3D printing process, like firearms and food. Aircraft might also be on that list, but no amount of dubiousness will stand in the ...
06:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: summer 2013 edition
Summertime is now in full swing, and it's also a period of transition within the mobile world. With the exception of a brand-new smartphone that wields a 41-megapixel shooter, our buyer's guide hasn't...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget iTunes 11.1 beta seeded to developers with radio feature
When iOS 7 finally becomes official later this year, it'll be accompanied by a brand new iTunes, complete with a much anticipated streaming radio feature. iTunes Radio, the oft-rumored, and finally an...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Oppo confirms new N-Lens series to challenge Samsung's Galaxy Camera
We were a bit skeptical when Android Authority claimed earlier this month that Oppo's developing a camera-centric device, but as it turns out, this is really happening! Today, a company representative...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung reportedly looking to engineer new ARM-compatible Exynos processor
It's a material world, and Samsung's just living in it. And, evidently, it's tired of doing things in the same manner it has been. According to a report from ETNews, the aforesaid company is looking t...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 beta 4 hits with boatloads of bug fixes, as it inches towards release
Three weeks after the last beta release, and just a few days after Apple's developer center finished receiving a massive security overhaul, iOS 7 beta 4 is now available to download. The update to Cup...
04:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Toshiba adds Haswell to refreshed Satellite U and M laptops
While Toshiba already outed its Haswell plans, the company has chosen today to unveil a few more PCs. The outfit's refreshing its Satellite U and M range in the UK, with the U50t being equipped with a...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget IRL: TYLT's Energi charging backpack and the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio
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. This week, D...
04:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget US patent office throws out Apple's pinch-to-zoom claim against Samsung
For those of you eagerly following the seemingly never-ending legal battle between Apple and Samsung (cue crickets), a recent decision by the US Patent and Trademark Office has thrown a wrench into Ap...
03:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Google Chromecast review: can you make your dumb TV a smart one for just $35?
More InfoGoogle introduces Chromecast, a $35 HDMI streaming solution for televisionsGoogle Chromecast hands-onGoogle cancels free Netflix Chromecast promotion a day after launchDespite the best effort...
03:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Spot Gen3 outdoor beacon adds more robust tracking options, improved battery life
It looks nearly the same as it did in 2007, but Spot's outdoor beacon has evolved quite nicely on the inside. Now in its third incarnation, the Spot Gen3 is designed to help wandering argonauts keep t...
03:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Sony and Panasonic ally to launch next-generation 300GB optical discs
During the heyday of optical storage we saw a 400GB Blu-Ray flavor (shown above) and even 1TB discs in the lab, but lately such development has waned. Sony and Panasonic have teamed up to move things ...
02:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget BMW unveils i3 electric car in the carbon fiber flesh (video)
BMW's i3 concept has been kicking around for quite awhile, and so far we've seen the carbon fiber chassis, a you-wish prototype, many of the specs and even the price. All that remained was to see an a...
02:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 29: Samsung Galaxy S 4, Canon PowerShot A2500
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
02:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 friends list will accomodate up to 2,000 of your best buds
So it seems that PlayStation 4 owners will have more friends than their Xbox One counterparts -- well, you know, in theory, at least. Sony announced this morning, by way of rather chipper Q&A vide...
02:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Android beats iOS in Q2 tablet shipments, Windows gains ground
All in all, global tablet shipments were up for Q2, according to new numbers released by analyst firm Strategy Analytics. Factoring in white-box units, the market saw 51.7 million tablets shipped in t...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 review (2013)
More InfoNexus 7 hands-on (2013)Android 4.3 Jelly Bean officialNexus 7 with LTE headed to AT&T, Verizon and T-MobileWho knew affordable tablets could be so good? That was our reaction after review...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Origin PC's EON 13-S offers another spin on Clevo's latest gaming laptop, promises Haswell and Kepler for $1,474
Like the look of Digital Storm's VELOCE gaming notebook, but have strong loyalties with another system builder? Don't worry -- Origin PC has just announced another gaming rig with the exact same chass...
12:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Nokia said to be prepping Bluetooth 4.0 'Treasure Tag' accessory for Lumias
Nokia is planning to release a Bluetooth accessory for its Lumia lineup called the "Treasure Tag," according to various sources. A report from The Verge tallies with a previous mention on Yahoo's mess...
12:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Corning introduces Gorilla Glass NBT for touch-enabled laptops, coming this fall
While we love our gadgets for their glass-capacitive touchscreens, they can be sensitive to scratches and fingerprints. Corning, best known for protecting our phone and tablet displays, is introducing...
11:56 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: TouchKeys overlay brings whole new meaning to 'tickling the ivories'
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...
11:06 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Citizen plans crowdfunded takeover of Canadian carrier, raises a couple hundred
You'd think a carrier takeover funded by the proletariat would have to be hostile, right? Heck, no. Canadian Valya Michael loves Mobilicity, all the way from its headquarters down to its little cell t...
10:16 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon promises 7,000 new jobs ahead of Obama visit
Amazon has just announced that it will add 5,000 jobs at 17 fulfillment centers across the US, along with 2,000 customer service positions. The news comes just ahead of a visit tomorrow by President O...
10:00 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Autographer wearable camera launches tomorrow priced at 400, we go hands-off
It's been a long time coming -- close to a year, but OMG Life's clippable, er, lanyard-able life-logging camera will be available to buy tomorrow. The Autographer launches in the UK (where the company...
09:39 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Phil Fish cancels Fez II, tells haters 'you win'
The game that helped to take indie development mainstream, while also proving how tortured and twisted the process can be, will not be getting a sequel. As you may have heard over the weekend, Fez's c...
09:18 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung reportedly crafting 10- and 12.2-inch tablets with 2,560 x 1,600 displays
Samsung already has tablets on the market bearing almost any display size that might interest you. If a tweet from @evleaks is to be believed, Sammy has yet more slates in the pipeline, including its ...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Toshiba outs Satellite E45t / E55 mid-range laptops, Intel models have Dragon Assistant pre-loaded
A few months after introducing its Kirabook flagship, Toshiba is back with some mid-range laptops that bring some of the same understated design elements. The 14-inch Satellite E45t Ultrabook and the ...
08:03 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Ingenious Dutch research center boasts one patent created 'every 20 minutes'
The city responsible for the first solar-powered family car and a building shaped like a UFO is no stranger to creativity. Eindhoven, Netherlands was recently named "most inventive city" by Forbes mag...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget MediaTek's MT8135 SoC does dual-core big.LITTLE MP, packs PowerVR Series6 GPU
It'll be a while before MediaTek's true octa-core SoC makes its glorious arrival, but for the time being, the company's unveiling something just as interesting -- and perhaps more practical. The new M...
06:53 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Apple's new suppliers are 'even worse' than Foxconn, says China Labor Watch
Just as Pegatron has managed to snatch more Apple contracts away from Foxconn, so too has it attracted greater scrutiny of the conditions faced by its 70,000 workers. China Labor Watch, the US-based w...
05:32 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget UK court sides with Volkswagen on security concerns over key pairing
Giovanni Ribisi had better hope he doesn't botch a job anytime soon. Flavio Garcia from the University of Birmingham cracked the security system that pairs an owner's key to their Porsche, Lamborghini...
03:56 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget ASUS' RAIDR Express PCI-e SSD is compatible with both legacy and UEFI BIOS
These days, it's fairly easy to find a PCI Express-based SSD to transform one's desktop -- Angelbird, Fusion-io, Micron and ASUS will sell you one, just to name a few. That said, the last of those thr...
02:00 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget How would you change Acer's Aspire V5?
How did our reviewer describe Acer's Aspire V5? We said that for a little bit more money, you could you do better. It's hardly the nicest thing that's ever been said about a low budget laptop with rob...
01:04 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Senior VP Bob Mansfield removed from Apple's leadership page
It could mean nothing, but it could mean everything. As of this morning, Bob Mansfield was still a senior vice president at one of the world's most iconic technology firms. As of now, his leadership b...
01:04 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Senior VP Bob Mansfield removed from Apple's leadership page (updated)
It could mean nothing, but it could mean everything. As of this morning, Bob Mansfield was still a senior vice president at one of the world's most iconic technology firms. As of now, his leadership b...
12:54 am -04 - Mon, July 29, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 22nd, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ma...
11:31 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Automotive takeover schemes to be detailed at Defcon hacker conference
It's not like Toyota hasn't already faced its fair share of Prius braking issues, but it appears that even more headaches are headed its way at Defcon this week. Famed white hats Charlie Miller and Ch...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Played out
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.At the launch of the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 -- the first hardware devices to run on the long-awaited BlackBerry 10 oper...
07:45 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 07.22.2013
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at ...
05:59 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget X-Arcade's rugged Solo Joystick: supports PC, Mac, Linux and nine gaming consoles
There's multifaceted, and then there's X-Arcade's Solo Joystick. Following up on the outfit's aptly-titled Dual Joystick, the Solo here is a 12-pound beast that's built to withstand just about anythin...
03:50 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Chromecast bootloader exploit surfaces, opens up plenty of possibilities (video)
"Give it time." It's something many mums have uttered to their frustrated youth, and it's something that's also uttered amongst the hacker crowd each time a new device emerges. In the case of Google's...
01:40 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Sony's flagship Honami smartphone sneaks into FCC's database
In the past, Sony hasn't been too strict about issuing confidentiality requests when slipping its Xperia smartphones into the FCC's database. The Honami, however, is no typical Xperia. For those unawa...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: GO pop-up camper, coconut carbon water filter and all-electric superbikes
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It's difficult to think about winter in the middle of a ver...
10:00 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Foc.us headset hits the FCC, ready to shock gamers' noggins into shape
It may not have FDA approval, but the noggin-shocking Foc.us headset recently passed through the FCC for certification. The unit utilizes transcranial direct-current simulation on the prefrontal corte...
06:02 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget MoDaCo.Switch enters public beta, gives indecisive HTC One owners both worlds
Can't decide between HTC One's native spin on Android and the Google Edition's vanilla build? Now you don't have to: MoDaCo.Switch is now officially available for public beta testing. True to its name...
02:41 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best outdoor TV?
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 John, who is so baller that he wants a ...
01:55 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 22nd, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought hints of a jumbo-sized Lumia smartphone, an early previe...
12:54 am -04 - Sun, July 28, 2013
Engadget Moto X gesture-tastic camera app makes cameo in leaked APK
We already know the Moto X (and Droid Ultra, MAXX and Mini) camera app will feature a minimalistic, gesture-based UI, but the clever souls over at Android Police went one step further and recently lea...
11:36 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Tattletale tooth sensor tells your doctor if you've been smoking or overeating
It's official: humans suck at self-discipline so much, researchers thought it necessary to create a tooth sensor that detects if you're smoking or stuffing your face and can tell doctors about it. The...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 7.27.13: The blind pixel-painter, redirecting the sun and Saturn's view of Earth
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.This week is all about being humbled. New images from NASA remind us how truly small we are, while a bli...
08:20 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Xbox One Wireless Controller, Play and Charge Kit and Chat Headset available for pre-order
Already locked down your Day One Edition Xbox One order? Now's your chance to also reserve its initial batch of accessories (including that mono Chat Headset, which isn't included with the console). T...
07:19 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Boomerang gets pushy with Gmail notifications, multi-message selection
Boomerang's latest update adds tweaked functionality, moving it from one-trick unicorn territory to a possible Gmail app-replacement. Developer Baydin's improvements include Google Cloud Messaging-bas...
05:24 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Free Software Foundation drives fundraising effort for 'fully free' Replicant Android fork
Android variants come in various guises, some liberating, some a bit cheeky, and others, entirely free. Free, as in free to you, and free from any kind of licensing issues -- and Replicant is one such...
03:18 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Moto X reportedly comes with Magic Glass, laminated aluminum structure
There's been a deluge of Moto X reports, and it shows no signs of stopping. We've seen the device's press shots, camera UI and benchmark results, and most recently, we've even watched the T-Mobile ver...
12:36 pm -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget MediaTek confirms true octa-core processor in the works
Earlier this month there was a whisp of octa-core colored smoke coming from MediaTek. Today it's more of a roaring camp fire, with the chip-maker going official -- fully announcing its new octa-core p...
10:57 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Dell's Project Ophelia now shipping to testers, everyone else this fall
If you ever doubted Dell's $100 pendroid would ship, the PC giant is proving you wrong. PCWorld reports that Project Ophelia units have started making their way to the tester community, and the genera...
05:41 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung develops 'world's fastest' embedded memory, first with eMMC 5.0
The evolution of mobile memory chips keeps moving faster, if Samsung's progress is any indication. Not eight months since churning out those speedy eMMC 4.5 chips, and the company's next version of NA...
03:23 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Second-generation Nexus 7 gets the iFixit teardown treatment
We're sure glad there's iFixit to take apart new gadgets so we don't have to, and it comes as no surprise that the next-gen Nexus 7 is one of its latest experiments. If you've read our hands-on with t...
02:17 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Google updates Hangouts with more emoji and a touch of Project Butter
When Google debuted Hangouts at I/O, it looked like a pretty nifty idea, but since then, the app has been plagued with its share of performance issues. A new update, available today in the Google Play...
01:16 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 353 - 07.26.13
Despite a plethora of major news from the mobile space this week, we somehow recorded one of our shortest podcasts in recent memory. We kick off with a recap of Google's "breakfast with Sundar Pichai"...
12:26 am -04 - Sat, July 27, 2013
Engadget Ford engineer builds vibrating shift knob using 3D printer and an Xbox 360 controller (video)
You're not going to find it in the next car you drive off the lot, but a Ford engineer has developed a fairly novel approach to making a manual transmission a bit easier to adjust to: a vibrating shif...
11:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.26.2013
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...
10:05 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Google's still working on a Glass development kit, suggests devs use Android SDK for now
Google announced at its I/O event in May that a Glass Developer Kit is on the way so devs can build more advanced apps for its headset than the Mirror API supports, but it's still not quite ready. In ...
10:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Apple's developer center comes back online after weeklong overhaul
While most of you are fixing to shut things down for the weekend, Apple's developer portal is waking up after a weeklong hiatus. If you'll recall, Apple affirmed that its dev center was hacked last we...
09:26 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Starbucks gets increasingly digital, 10 percent of transactions made by phone
Counting out nickels and dimes at the cash register as you pay for your overpriced coffee is quickly becoming fodder for back-in-my-day stories. Ever since Starbucks debuted Square Wallet payments las...
08:53 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget 2014 Spark EV test drive: affordable green fun (video)
We've driven a number of EV's over the years -- from the Ford Focus Electric to the Tesla Model S -- but none have been as affordable as the Chevrolet Spark EV. It costs $19,995, including the $7,500 ...
08:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Moto X with T-Mobile compatibility gets FCC approval
Despite the fact that the Moto X hasn't even been officially announced (unless you count Eric Schmidt's Idaho flaunt-fest or Dennis Woodside's D11 talk as "official"), there's a lot we already know ab...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Back to the future
Hi, I'm Marc Perton, and I'm Engadget's new Executive Editor. Those of you who've followed this site for a while may dimly remember me; I was with Engadget in its early days, and somehow managed to wr...
07:26 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Nokia: your favorite apps are coming to Windows Phone 8, it's simply a matter of when
Bryan Biniak, VP and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development at Nokia, was in London today for the UK launch of JobLens, so we took the opportunity to sit down with him and talk Windows ...
07:06 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 now available to order from Google's US Play Store
As of now, Apple's still wholly content letting Google and its clan of followers dominate the sub-$300 tablet market. Hence, the new Nexus 7. For those drawn to a thinner, lighter, more powerful versi...
06:41 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Pinterest introduces enhanced tracking, offers opt-out option
From the NSA to Mozilla, it seems like everyone wants to track your online activity (because you're so interesting, of course). Pinterest is the latest to jump on that bandwagon, but the company is ke...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Inside the NikePlus Accelerator: Fueling the quantified-self movement
Imagine setting aside three months of your life to pursue a dream. As romantic as the idea may seem, it requires a gut check somewhere along the way. Recently, a handful of entrepreneurs said goodbye ...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Hipstamatic Oggl now available for Lumia, lets you post to Instagram from WP8
It's no secret that Windows Phone 8 users miss out on a variety of hit Android and iOS apps, including the ever-popular Instagram. Whether that application will ever make its way to Nokia's lineup is ...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Beats President and COO Luke Wood on RIM's 850 pager and disconnecting-induced panic
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 spanking new edition of our weekly line of questi...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Nokia Lumia 1020, Olympus PEN E-P5 and Google's Chromecast
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...
03:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Starbucks and Powermat bring wireless charging to select Silicon Valley shops
Following a successful trial rollout at 17 stores in Boston, Starbucks has decided to join up with Powermat to bring the company's wireless charging tech to Silicon Valley. The first installation will...
03:18 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile temporarily drops upfront device cost, most models going for no money down
Zero dollars down, Simple Choice and Jump? T-Mobile must be downright crazy! Either that, or it's a carrier struggling to make a serious impact on a market dominated by two juggernauts -- juggernauts ...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Ultra-thin e-skin could lead to advances in medicine, cool wearable computing (video)
Remember the names Martin Kaltenbrunner and Takao Someya -- that way, you'll have someone to blame when kids start pointing and laughing at gadgets we consider high-tech today. Leading a team of Unive...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's fantasy football apps on iOS, Android finally add live draft access
We can't believe it took until 2013, but Yahoo has finally filled in a major missing feature on its fantasy sports platform: the ability to participate in a live draft from a mobile device. Many thous...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's fantasy football apps for iOS, Android finally add live draft access
We can't believe it took until 2013, but Yahoo has finally filled in a major missing feature on its fantasy sports platform: the ability to participate in a live draft from a mobile device. Many thous...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note III could come in three screen sizes: 5.5, 5.7 and 6 inches
It's no secret that Samsung's working on a next-gen Galaxy Note III, but little did we know that it might come in three screen sizes. We've previously seen the model number SM-N900 pop up in a number ...
01:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note III may come in three screen sizes: 5.5, 5.7 and 6 inches
It's no secret that Samsung's working on a next-gen Galaxy Note, but little did we know that it might come in three screen sizes. We've previously seen the model number SM-N900 pop up in a number of p...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 100: A look at our all-time favorite gadgets
Well folks, we've reached the century mark. The publication started nearly two years ago has churned out a collection of 100 issues with a bit of blood, sweat and tears shed along the way. In this cel...
01:13 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Don't Panic: Google has prototypes for 'real-time' translation device, 'near perfect' in some uses
It sounds like Google's Babel fish-esque instant translation solution is making progress -- Android VP Hugo Barra told The UK Times that Google's got hardware prototypes (in the form of mobile phones)...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Huawei runs David Cameron's preferred porn-filtering system, just FYI
Authorities in the UK have never had quite the same level of anxiety over Huawei that we've witnessed in the US, and they've so far been happy to let the Chinese firm get involved with numerous parts ...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Huawei runs David Cameron's preferred porn-filtering system, just FYI (updated)
Authorities in the UK have never had quite the same level of anxiety over Huawei that we've witnessed in the US, and they've so far been happy to let the Chinese firm get involved with numerous parts ...
01:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Final Breaking Bad season to air on Netflix UK right after US broadcast
Breaking Bad fans in the UK looking for instant gratification won't have to resort to the torrents anymore, as new episodes will hit Netflix in Ireland and the UK immediately after airing in the US. B...
12:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Blackmagic's 4K camera delayed, Pocket Cinema model to ship in '3-4 days'
If you've pre-ordered one of the two Blackmagic cinema cams announced at NAB this year, there's good, not-so-good and bad news coming out of a Blackmagic event yesterday. First the good: Blackmagic's ...
11:56 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS adds Lumia 521 and Optimus F3, covers 19 new cities
If you've been holding out for a new $40/month smartphone, you're in luck. We're not even three months separated from T-Mobile's MetroPCS acquisition and the value carrier is already reaping benefits ...
10:47 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget 12K gaming rig renders 1.5 billion pixels per second for just $17,000 (video)
Think your gaming rig's impressive because it can run Metro: Last Light with maxed out settings at 60FPS? Well, Microsoft rounded up a trio of Sharp PN-K321 32-inch 4K monitors and wired them to a Win...
10:07 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Los Angeles School District iPad scheme confirms all 640,000 students will benefit
Last month we reported that Apple was to provide iPads to the Los Angeles school district. At the time, the numbers looked like only a slice of the region's 640,000 students would receive the hardware...
09:25 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Hidden permissions manager found in Android 4.3, lets you set the rules
Installing an Android app brings up a permissions prompt that most folks ignore (though they probably shouldn't), but what if you could grant applications access to some parts of your smartphone and n...
09:13 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 to arrive today at Best Buy
A tipster has told us that the latest Nexus 7 from Asus and Google will hit Best Buy stores today, and a pre-order we placed earlier for the device seems to confirm that. We put our money down for one...
09:13 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 to arrive today at Best Buy, ahead of schedule (update: confirmed)
A tipster has told us that the latest Nexus 7 from Asus and Google will hit Best Buy stores today, and a pre-order we placed earlier for the device seems to confirm that. We put our money down for one...
08:48 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget White House telecom advisor proposes privacy code of conduct for apps
The White House's main telecom adviser, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has issued a first draft of a mobile apps code of contact, with the goal of giving consum...
07:55 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Motorola's Bluetooth Buds journey to the center of the FCC
Remember Motorola's S10-HD Bluetooth headphones? Don't worry if you didn't, since you're probably going to get another chance to enjoy them in the next few weeks. The Google-owned phone manufacturer h...
07:41 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Channel 4 brings offline viewing to 4oD for Android and iOS
The UK's Channel 4 is no stranger to on-demand programming, and now it's bringing the convenience of offline viewing to the mobile version of 4oD. In the latest update for Android and iOS, registered ...
07:06 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 source code reveals support for 4K resolution
We've seen Android run on anything from low-resolution smartwatches to high-PPI phones and tablets, including the new 1920 x 1200-pixel Nexus 7 Google launched earlier this week. To make this possible...
06:48 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Amazon hit by surprise loss last quarter, despite 22 percent rise in sales
The retail game is all about scraping big profit out of tiny margins, and nowhere is that more evident than in Amazon's latest financial report. The company managed grow revenue by 22 percent year-ove...
06:17 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Sky Now TV box is a 9.99 Roku clone that streams iPlayer and more
BSkyB started investing in Roku last year and it's leveraged that involvement to develop this new Now TV set-top box. Going on sale today for just £9.99 (including shipping), it brings a rebrand...
06:17 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Sky's Now TV box is a 9.99 Roku clone that streams iPlayer and more
BSkyB started investing in Roku last year and it's leveraged that involvement to develop this new Now TV set-top box. Going on sale today for just £9.99 (including shipping), it brings a rebrand...
06:05 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Google+ Local for iOS has one foot in the grave, will rest in peace August 7th
Looks like Google+ Local for iOS is destined to live a short life that'll end on August 7th. Mountain View recently sent out emails announcing its plan to axe the standalone app -- something you might...
05:12 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Apple hits three-year low in smartphone marketshare, shipment figures reveal
Fresh reports on the state of the cellphone market during Q2 2013 have blown through the barn door, and industry analysts are flaunting some fairly impressive figures. Smartphones have outsold their l...
05:10 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Activision Blizzard is going independent, buying out Vivendi for $8 billion
Gaming giant Activision Blizzard announced it's buying out most of majority shareholder Vivendi's stake, at a total price of about $8.2 billion. Activision will pay about $5.83 billion in cash to Vive...
04:41 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget M-Go launches streaming app for Vizio Smart TVs
If you were one of those who took a chance on M-Go when it entered the internet streaming arena in January, listen up: you have a new way to enjoy your flicks now that it's rolling out an app for Vizi...
03:32 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Watch a Google Project Loon launch Friday, witness the cloud navigate clouds
Fancy yourself a balloon maven? Well, tomorrow, Maker Camp's Field Trip Friday event is going to Google X for a Project Loon launch. Don't worry, you're invited too. Starting at 2PM ET, Make is interv...
02:59 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Chromecast config file hints at HBO Go app testing, prodding reveals DIAL details
Google's Chromecast dongle has already blown through its supply of Netflix discount codes and now that they're in the wild all sorts of people are taking a look at how the devices work. For example, C...
01:04 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Google's living room plans reportedly included a Hangout-ready set-top box
As if the Google TV and Chromecast platforms (which are coexisting, if you hadn't heard) weren't enough, the Wall Street Journal reports there may be more living room focused projects brewing in Mount...
12:07 am -04 - Fri, July 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Q2 earnings show $6.96 billion net profit, but smartphone growth is slowing
Samsung has released its audited results for the second quarter, and the company is reporting a net profit of 7.77 trillion won ($6.96 billion.) That's plenty of cash and up from the same period last ...
11:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.25.2013
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...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Five hackers indicted for largest known financial data breach in US history
There are your everyday run-of-the-mill hackers, and then there are the hackers who set the bar for everyone else. Though we'd hardly call them exemplary individuals, the five culprits recently indict...
09:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Google drops free Netflix Chromecast promotion a day after launch
Three free months of Netflix with the purchase of Google's $35 Chromecast dongle sure sounded too good to be true. Turns out it was -- or at least too good to last longer than a day. Google's pulling ...
08:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Scientists create false memories in mice, cause rodent-style Inception
A group of MIT researchers (we assume they're all Philip K. Dick fans) have successfully implanted false memories in the minds of mice, according to a study published in the journal Science. This "mou...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Sailing the sea of pennies: Sub Pop's digital salvation
"You can't deny the math," Tony Kiewel says, with the slightest hint of defeat in his voice. "The math is bad and continues to get worse for the whole pie." Sub Pop's head of A&R's not particularl...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget SIGGRAPH 2013 wrap-up
As we noted at the the end of the show last year, SIGGRAPH certainly delivers on the eye candy. From graphics demos to display tech and both 3D printing and motion capture, this is one trade show that...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Some weeks we might as well just be the Mobile podcast. This time out, it's Android, Motorola and some leftover Nokia. Come for the smartphones, stay for the Angry Birds on this latest edition of The ...
06:34 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Mozilla experiments with content personalization based on your interests
Mozilla is known for its staunch support of its users' privacy, but that isn't stopping the team from exploring options for personalizing the web. In a blog post today, Justin Scott, Mozilla Labs' pro...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Black Milk's digital divide
Before we arrive, his manager, Hex Murda, warns us that the producer's setup is "minimal." It's hard to say, precisely what that means in these days of bedroom superstars, but we've done our best to t...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app for Android now works for videos, too
Amazon won't be winning any awards for its clumsily-named Cloud Drive Photos app, but with this latest update, it could win over the affection of its user base. Whereas last time we left Cloud Drive ...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Sandman author Neil Gaiman ventures into gaming with Wayward Manor
Acclaimed author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman, known best for his Sandman series and novella-turned-film Coraline, is stepping into game development with a new project titled Wayward Manor. Gaiman say...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Hisense Sero 7 Pro review: a newcomer tries its hand at Android tablets
Hisense, a company best known for its home theater equipment, isn't exactly a name synonymous with mobile devices. But with its new, Walmart-exclusive line of Android tablets -- the Sero 7 LT and Sero...
04:56 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Wikipedia mobile editing exits beta
The good folks at the Wikimedia Foundation have been toying with the concept of mobile editing for some time now, attempting to tap into the 15-percent of its user base who read the open encyclopedia ...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Get inspired by these speakers at Expand in New York this November!
We had an amazing time at Expand SF this past March (couldn't make it? see for yourself!), and we're super excited about making Expand NY an even bigger and more spectacular show this November 9th and...
04:13 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget LG execs allegedly spill G2 launch schedule, name Verizon as carrier partner
We know pretty much all there is to know about the LG G2 at this point, but we thought we'd have to wait until the official reveal event next month for release dates. Well, if Korean outlet The Kyungh...
04:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 11 developer preview for Windows 7
As promised, Internet Explorer 11 is making its way to Windows 7, slowly but surely. Almost a month after we got our first serious taste of Microsoft's latest browser, currently available on Windows 8...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Google TV will introduce Chromecast support in a future upgrade
In the wake of the Chromecast announcement yesterday, some Google TV owners began to worry that Mountain View was taking a different approach to its smart TV business. But those fears were evidently u...
03:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Google TV getting Chromecast support in a future update
In the wake of the Chromecast announcement yesterday, some Google TV owners began to worry that Mountain View was taking a different approach to its smart TV business. But those fears were evidently u...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms Gran Turismo movie, provides no details
Yes, Sony is, in fact, working on a film version of its long-running simulation racing video game series Gran Turismo. A Sony Computer Entertainment UK rep told our sister site Joystiq that said film ...
02:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's prototype breathalyzer knows if you're burning fat, could toughen-up boot camp
Next time you're back from a run, questioning whether it's been worth the agony effort, you might actually be able to find out for sure. Well, perhaps not the next time, but soon, thanks to a prototyp...
02:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon brings long-form interviews to Kindle Singles
Amazon's harnessing the power of the Kindle Single to bring the art of long-form interviews to its e-reader. The new Kindle Singles Interview series offers up conversations with world leaders and othe...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Social networking makes us feel alone
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I was listening to someone, somewhere, on something -- not really su...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget RHex robot uses leaping ability to do 'Parkour' (video)
It's easy for a robot to perform in a sterile lab environment, but only a select few devices -- like Boston Dynamics notorious AlphaDog -- have proven themselves in the wild. However, the University o...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget TCL's fall lineup of HDTVs includes a 50-inch 4K model for $999
If you're yearning for a super high res HDTV and the usual suspects' products are just a bit too pricey, there's a new challenger about to join: China's TCL. Its fall lineup of televisions leads with ...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Foursquare hits Nokia's GPS-less Asha 501, gets bearings with connection data
Nokia Lumia WP8 owners have it pretty good on Foursquare thanks to AR and other exclusive features -- but that doesn't mean lower-end device owners are being shirked. The app is now available on the A...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Sony names devices that will (eventually) see Android 4.3
With Android 4.3 being less than 24 hours old, it's nice to see manufacturers already addressing concerns about whether all those under-the-hood tweaks will reach their devices. On Sony Mobile's websi...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Guinness finds NFC's killer app: free beer
After nearly nine years of writing about near field communication (NFC), we honestly thought the tech had maxed out with things like baggage tracking and business cards. Not so, however: Guinness, the...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Cablevision expands cloud DVR storage, list of supported Android devices
Are you a Cablevision subscriber with a Galaxy S III (T-Mobile, US Cellular or unlocked), Galaxy S IV or Galaxy Express (AT&T) handset? Awesome, because now you can watch live and on-demand TV fro...
10:24 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget EU regulator accepts Penguin offer to end dodgy e-book deals with Apple
After the European Commission accepted offers from Apple and four publishers to free up e-book pricing restrictions in December 2012, it's now accepted Penguin's commitment to do the same. Penguin wil...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Lomography reinvents Petzval lens for analog and digital SLRs
When it was invented in 1840, the Petzval lens revolutionized photography thanks to its f/3.6 aperture. It's legendary for producing images with super sharp centers and unique backgrounds with a whirl...
09:28 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 up for pre-order at UK retailers, but not expected until mid September
Those who observed yesterday's Nexus 7 shenanigans from across the Atlantic may well be wondering when it'd all become relevant to them, and it seems we have the first hint of an answer. Currys and PC...
09:24 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Geeksphone PeakPlus up for preorder at 149 with Firefox OS 1.1, 1GB RAM
Interested in jumping on the Geeksphone Firefox OS bandwagon? Its first consumer-oriented device, the Peak+, is up for pre-order and we now know a lot more about it. It doubles up the RAM to 1GB over ...
08:18 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Algoriddim launches Djay 2 with sample player, HD waveforms and a party starting pedigree
If you own an iDevice, and don't know Djay by Algoriddim, then frankly you should. Even Apple loved it enough to feature it in its own marketing materials and give it a design award. Now, it's back wi...
07:43 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's first Snapdragon 800 phone leaked as the K6 or X910
Despite the fact that Lenovo hasn't yet embraced the Snapdragon 600 SoC, it looks like the Chinese company's finally giving Qualcomm a proper chance with the latter's more powerful Snapdragon 800. Sta...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget LG inks Sky deal for exclusive Now TV streaming access on smart TVs
When LG invited us to an event in (thankfully) sunny London, we thought we'd be hearing about 4K, curved OLED and huge price tags. It wasn't about hardware at all, in fact, as LG announced it has part...
06:39 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Dell officially unveils Precision M3800 workstation at SIGGRAPH, gives rumored specs a nod
Remember that Haswell-powered Dell workstation that popped up last week? The company is officially ready to acknowledged its silicon, announcing on its corporate blog that the machine is being unveile...
05:51 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget FCC certification hints at 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 for AT&T
Okay folks, here's what we know... the FCC recently certified a compact tablet from Samsung that offers full support for AT&T-flavored LTE, and from all appearances, it could very well be the 7-in...
05:13 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Google Translate homepage adds handwriting input, makes sense of your atrocious penmanship
Mountain View's machine translation service does a pretty good job of sussing out the meaning of copy / pasted text from around the web, but what if you need to translate something you can't put your ...
04:32 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget YouTube celebrates Geek Week with Unix overhaul, eyes flinch universally
To celebrate its upcoming Geek Week event, YouTube has started an Easter egg hunt on its Twitter feed. If you wanna see just what the video giant has planned but can't decipher its cryptic 140 charact...
03:48 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk vs. Jeff Bezos: Billionaires bid for NASA's space shuttle launchpad
Here's an epic fight that won't take place inside the octagon: Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are apparently competing to take over a NASA launchpad... and instead of dishing out jiu-jitsu moves, they're le...
03:05 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget EA revenue from downloads and web now overtaking that of disc-based games
If you think EA's bottom line is primarily driven by endless Madden sequels, think again. In reporting its fiscal first quarter results, the studio has revealed that its digital businesses -- DLC, mob...
02:23 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly testing Helpouts: professional services through Hangouts
There's no question that Google Hangouts can be helpful; wouldn't it be nice to get cash for hosting them? Google may be sympathetic to that idea. TechCrunch claims that the search firm is testing He...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Kaleidescape revamps Cinema One movie player with easier setup in mind
Kaleidescape's Cinema One player has been many things to movie buffs, but "accessible" isn't one of them -- limited distribution and an emphasis on custom installs has kept it out of reach. The compan...
01:19 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Research's near-eye light field display prototype eyes-on (video)
A quick stroll through the Emerging Technologies section of SIGGRAPH usually reveals a collection of university projects and the latest Disney Research endeavor. However, we don't usually see the like...
12:44 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget Google Chromecast H2G2-42 FCC documents show off what's inside the $35 dongle
Even though Google only announced its new Chromecast HDMI dongle earlier today, we got our first peek at it in May. That's when the mysterious H2G2-42 leaked in FCC documents, with few details other t...
12:14 am -04 - Thu, July 25, 2013
Engadget New hydrogen-making process could make fuel-cell vehicles cleaner than EVs
It'll be about two years yet until you're able to buy a hydrogen-powered vehicle, but one company is already making progress in ensuring those cars will be as gentle on the environment as possible. BA...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Disney Research's AIREAL haptic feedback technology (video)
If you're hoping to get some more tactile feedback out of augmented reality environments, the folks at Disney Research have devised the AIREAL system that could end up doing just that. The team is sho...
11:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.24.2013
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...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Mercedes Vision Golf Cart concept could shuttle you around the course in comfort
Today's golf carts certainly serve a purpose, but despite opulent add-ons like plastic rain shields and windshield wipers, the electric buggies littering the world's fairways and outdoor venues can ha...
09:07 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's ability to play in-development code has Minecraft-esque implications for gamers
The Xbox One's retail units will also run in-progress game code and function as debug units for budding devs, but Xbox VP Marc Whitten says not all of that functionality will be available when the con...
08:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget AeroSee uses drones for mountain rescue, wants you to join the search
The woods may be lovely, dark and deep, but they're also dangerously unpredictable. That's why the University of Central Lancashire is looking to improve search and rescue technology with AeroSee, a p...
08:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Xbox One retail consoles double as debug units, Microsoft to allow indie self-publishing
Microsoft's Xbox One is getting decidedly more indie-friendly with today's confirmation from Microsoft that its forthcoming game console will double as a developer debug unit. In so many words, each $...
08:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Xbox One retail consoles double as debug units, Microsoft to allow indie self-publishing (update)
Microsoft's Xbox One is getting decidedly more indie-friendly with today's confirmation from Microsoft that its forthcoming game console will double as a developer debug unit. In so many words, each $...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Canon previews a handheld version of its MREAL Mixed Reality tech at SIGGRAPH, we go hands-on (video)
As a complement to its MREAL Mixed Reality headset, Canon is showing off a handheld version of the technology this week at SIGGRAPH. The new version functions much like the head-mounted one, enabling ...
08:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google adds push notifications to Calendar API
Google just made the lives of third-party calendar developers much easier. Rather than having to constantly poll Google Calendar servers for updates, the Calendar API now supports push notifications. ...
08:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Facebook reports $1.81 billion in revenue for Q2 2013, 1.15 billion monthly active users
Facebook saw its revenue grow year-over-year in its Q1 earnings reported in May, and that trend has continued for its second quarter. The company has just announced that it's pulled in $1.81 billion i...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Christie and NVIDIA team up for an interactive car-buying experience powered by augmented reality (hands-on video)
If committing the requisite funds for an Audi R8 coupe seems like a stressful ordeal, NVIDIA and Christie have created an augmented reality purchase experience to lend a hand with the selection proces...
07:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 24: 47-inch LG LED 3D HDTV, HP Officejet Pro All-in-one
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google donates $600,000 to bring free WiFi to San Francisco parks
San Francisco has been striving for city-wide internet access since 2007, and with a little help from Mountain View, it's now one step closer to achieving that lofty goal. After receiving a $600,000 d...
06:25 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google makes Android 4.3 factory images available through AOSP
Google officially announced its latest version of Android today and, like clockwork, it's now made it available for download through the Android Open Source Project. That covers those with a Nexus 4, ...
06:25 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google makes Android 4.3 factory images available through AOSP (update: OTA available)
Google officially announced its latest version of Android today and, like clockwork, it's now made it available for download through the Android Open Source Project. That covers those with a Nexus 4, ...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Chromecast, Google's wireless HDMI streaming dongle
We should've known this was coming after Google and Netflix informed us back at CES they were working on their AirPlay competitor, the DIAL wireless streaming protocol. Today, with the revelation of t...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Chromecast, Google's wireless HDMI streaming dongle (update: video)
We should've known this was coming after Google and Netflix informed us back at CES they were working on their AirPlay competitor, the DIAL wireless streaming protocol. Today, with the revelation of t...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 (2013) hands-on
The Nexus 7 was a rather swell device when it was officially launched last year, and now we've had the opportunity to play with the next-gen version, which bumps the swellness factor a notch or two. T...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 hands-on (2013)
The Nexus 7 was a rather swell device when it was officially launched last year, and now we've had the opportunity to play with the next-gen version, which bumps the swellness factor a notch or two. T...
05:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 hands-on (2013) (update: video!)
The Nexus 7 was a rather swell device when it was officially launched last year, and now we've had the opportunity to play with the next-gen version, which bumps the swellness factor a notch or two. T...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google letting developers in on the Chromecast action with Google Cast SDK
Now that Google has let its $35 Chromecast HDMI dongle out of the bag at its breakfast press event, it's gonna need developers to chip in some apps for it. To help boost that effort, the company is re...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Beats unveils refreshed Studio headphones with 20-hour battery, improved comfort
You haven't forgotten about Dre, have you? His Beats Studio headphones -- the ones that started the whole celebrity-endorsed portable-audio craze in 2008 -- are finally getting a full-on revamp. Well ...
04:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Netflix, Pandora confirmed as content partners for Chromecast streaming
Google's taking another big stab at the TV market with its just-announced Chromecast HDMI streaming solution, and it's naturally lined up some content partners to make that device more useful. At its ...
04:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google introduces Chromecast, an HDMI streaming solution for televisions
Google's Chromecast is Mountain View's next foray into the television market: an HDMI dongle that mirrors content watched nearby on a tablet, smartphone or computer. The two-inch device runs "a simpli...
04:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google introduces Chromecast, a $35 HDMI streaming solution for televisions (video)
Google's Chromecast is Mountain View's next foray into the television market: a $35 HDMI dongle that mirrors content watched nearby on a tablet, smartphone or computer. Hrm, that sounds familiar. The ...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google intros Play Textbooks for purchase and rent
Google is committing itself to educational content in a big way -- it just unveiled Google Play Textbooks, a dedicated category for learning material. Books will be available to purchase and rent on A...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google Play Games app launches today, provides a portal for tablet gamers
Today Google unveiled a brand new Play Games app, that serves as a companion hub and portal for the Google Play Games Services, announced at I/O.Developing...Gallery: Google Play Games hubFiled under:...
04:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google Play Games app launches today, provides a portal for tablet gamers (update: it's here)
Today Google unveiled a brand new Play Games app, that serves as a companion hub and portal for the Google Play Games Services, announced at I/O. The app serves as a front end for viewing leader board...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 brings 1080p Netflix streaming
After revealing Google's new Nexus 7, Director of Product Management Hugo Barra revealed that alongside its latest iteration of Android, it's teamed up with Netflix to bring higher resolution video st...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 with LTE headed to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile (update: 32GB LTE model available in the 'coming weeks')
Coming as no surprise at all, Google's just unveiled its newest Nexus 7 tablet at a breakfast meeting in San Francisco this morning. What has caught us off guard, however, is news that the Android 4.3...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget The new Nexus 7 vs. last year's model: what's changed?
Google's second-generation Nexus 7 hasn't been the company's best kept secret -- heck, we've seen leak after leak, after leak and, well, you get the point. Still, now that the revamped 7-inch slate is...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 vs. the competition: battle of the budget 7-inch tablets
The original Nexus 7 launched in a relative vacuum -- there were other low-cost, 7-inch Android tablets before, but few with the full support of a major manufacturer. The 2013-era Nexus 7 is entering ...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official: shipping with new Nexus 7, available OTA for select devices today
A healthy stream of leaks in the last several months indicated that the latest version of Jelly Bean was right around the corner, and at its press event today Google pulled back the curtain on Android...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen starting at $230 on July 30th
When we reviewed the Nexus 7 last summer, we said it was the best tablet $200 could buy. A year later, that still might be true if it wasn't for the fact that there's a new Nexus 7 in town. One that's...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen, arrives July 30th for $230
When we reviewed the Nexus 7 last summer, we said it was the best tablet $200 could buy. A year later, that still might be true if it weren't for the fact that there's a new Nexus 7 in town. One that'...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google reports 70 million Android tablet activations as it confirms app downloads have passed the 50 billion mark
It seems like just 10 weeks ago that Google was reporting a total of 900 million Android activations. Well, now the company's back, once again outdoing itself with some fresh figures. Today, we're hea...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google's breakfast with Sundar Pichai liveblog
We've been invited to a breakfast with Sundar Pichai, the man with the [Chrome and Android] plan, and we think we know what you're dying to find out: will we feast together on bran muffins or jelly do...
03:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Mobile by Sainsbury's launches in the UK with Nectar-earning prepaid plans
Mobile by Sainsbury's, a mobile virtual network operator affiliated with one of the United Kingdom's largest supermarket chains, is officially open for business. The MVNO, which operates on Vodafone's...
03:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget FTC finalizes settlement details with Google over anti-competitive issues
Google hasn't even had its breakfast yet, but that hasn't stopped the Federal Trade Commission approving a modified final order settling the accusations that Mountain View's business practices (involv...
02:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget First real world 'master key' exploit discovered sneaking malware into Android apps
Two apps have been discovered on unofficial marketplaces in China that might just be the first in-the-wild exploits of the massive bug found by Bluebox two weeks ago. The so-called "master key" vulner...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Russia said to grant NSA leaker Edward Snowden formal entry
According to Russian media, Edward Snowden has just been granted entry into Russia. Though the NSA whistleblower has been offered asylum in Bolivia and Venezuela, he reportedly requested temporary asy...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Washington Post: Russia may grant NSA leaker Edward Snowden formal entry
According to the Washington Post, Russia has decided to grant Edward Snowden permission to leave the Moscow airport. Though the NSA whistleblower has been offered asylum in Bolivia and Venezuela, he r...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Hell freezes over: Sina Weibo now lets you post to Facebook
For some strange reason, Sina Weibo's always required folks to log in to view some of its posts, but now there's more incentive for those who've yet to open a Weibo account. Announced yesterday, the w...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google's 'breakfast with Sundar' is today at noon ET, get your liveblog here!
We've been invited to a breakfast with Sundar Pichai, the man with the [Chrome and Android] plan, and we know what you're dying to find out: will we feast together on bran muffins or jelly donuts? Cof...
01:08 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Sprint set to bring coverage to 277 NYC subway stations
When it rains, it pours. As anyone who takes Big Apple public transit can tell you, the days of the brief underground reprieve from wireless are mostly behind us -- in many parts of Manhattan, at leas...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA puts Project Logan on display at SIGGRAPH: Kepler gets cozy on a mobile chip (video)
We've known about NVIDIA's plans to bring Kepler to mobile for a few months now, but the component maker offered up an early glimpse of the SoC at SIGGRAPH this week. In terms of power usage, Logan's ...
11:35 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Xbox One first-party games priced at 50 in the UK, versus $60 in the US
Take the $59.99 official price for first-party Xbox One titles in the States, run it through your favorite currency convertor and you get something like £39. But add in Royal Baby taxes, incompl...
11:25 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Sony reportedly planning Gran Turismo movie with producers of The Social Network
While it's not the Mario Kart movie we'd all been hoping for (c'mon, right?,) it's arguably the next best thing. Sony is reportedly developing a film about that other petrol head game -- Gran Turismo....
11:22 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu Edge pricing drops to $625 minimum on Indiegogo after initial sellout
After all 5,000 Ubuntu Edge smartphones in the lowest $600 Indiegogo pricing tier sold out, Canonical has added three new pledge levels. Initially, those who missed out on the one-day-only offer woul...
11:04 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Toyota begins public testing of its Segway killer, reminds us Segway was a thing (video)
Originally teased five years ago, Toyota's Segway-killing Winglet is finally taking to the streets of Japan for public testing. While the original device was designed to be steered by users' knees, th...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Slingbox update lets you invite Facebook friends to watch your cable in a browser
If you're an inveterate placeshifter and have the internet bandwidth to spare, there's no longer any reason to keep your cable TV feeds all to yourself. A Watch update has arrived for the Slingbox 350...
09:20 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 9720 running BB 7.1 OS boldly shows its curves in hands-on video
BlackBerry confirmed that despite the launch of BB10, it'll still deploy one handset running BB7 later this year. We're almost certain that phone will be the 9720, and while the Thai site that got an ...
08:22 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget NikePlus Running iOS update adds social challenges, trash talk
Sometimes you need a little extra encouragement to hit the trail. The latest update to Nike+ Running for iOS should give you that friend-based push to lace up when you're feeling particularly lazy. So...
07:36 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA announces 'fastest GPU ever' for pros, the 12GB Quadro K6000
NVIDIA's just launched its latest flagship Quadro GPU for well-heeled graphics professionals, the Kepler-based Quadro K6000. The company claims it's "the fastest and most capable GPU ever built" with ...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget YouTube kicks off its first Geek Week on August 4th to spotlight nerdy content
The folks in Mountain View are ready to follow up YouTube's Comedy Week, and their leaning on the troves of nerdy content filling their servers to kick off Geek Week. Come August 4th, the site will sp...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget ARM sees more double-digit growth in Q2 2013, takes big hit from patent litigation
This UK chip designer is accustomed to steep growth in demand for its Cortex mobile processors, and although we've seen hints that it faces new challenges ahead, for now it's mostly all gravy. Revenue...
06:14 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget DARPA outs unmanned drone-launching sub, piracy suddenly less attractive
UAVs and UUVs may be unmanned, but they still need a ride to the mission area. Cue the Hydra: an undersea troop-carrier that transports drones. Unlike a submarine, this submersible can operate in shal...
05:34 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry A10 for AT&T flaunts 5-inch screen in latest leak (video)
Looks like Verizon isn't the only carrier that's in line to receive the anticipated BlackBerry A10. In the latest leak from Tinhte.vn, the smartphone is shown off in a hands-on video wearing AT&T ...
05:08 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung starts making 3GB low-power memory for smartphones
We hope you weren't just getting used to having 2GB of RAM in a smartphone, because Samsung is already moving on. The company is now mass-producing 3GB LPDDR3 packages whose 0.8mm (0.03in) thickness c...
04:44 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget LG Q2 earnings show lower profit than last year, record smartphone sales
LG Electronics has released its earnings report for the second quarter of 2013, and while its net profit of 156 billion won ($139 million) slipped from the same period last year, it's proudly trumpeti...
04:44 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget LG Q2 earnings show lower profit than last year, record 12.1 million smartphone sales
LG Electronics has released its earnings report for the second quarter of 2013, and while its net profit of 156 billion won ($139 million) slipped from the same period last year, it's proudly trumpeti...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 review
There was no shortage of stunned faces in the audience when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced the 808 PureView at Mobile World Congress 17 months ago. Who would have thought a Symbian-powered device wo...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 'Razor' benchmarks, specs revealed
It seems like new Nexus 7s are everywhere, so we're not surprised one of the tablets floating around has finally been subjected to a quick round of benchmarking. Android Police has dug deep into the s...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 'Razor' benchmarks, specs revealed (update: Best Buy pre-orders live)
It seems like new Nexus 7s are everywhere, so we're not surprised one of the tablets floating around has finally been subjected to a quick round of benchmarking. Android Police has dug deep into the s...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 'Razor' benchmarks, specs revealed (update: Best Buy pre-orders still up)
It seems like new Nexus 7s are everywhere, so we're not surprised one of the tablets floating around has finally been subjected to a quick round of benchmarking. Android Police has dug deep into the s...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 'Razor' prices, specs, benchmarks revealed (update: Best Buy pre-order page still up)
It seems like new Nexus 7s are everywhere, so we're not surprised one of the tablets floating around has finally been subjected to a quick round of benchmarking. Android Police has dug deep into the s...
03:19 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Acer Aspire S7-392 Ultrabook arrives in the US, starts at $1,450
We first met Acer's Aspire S7 at Computex in 2012, and since then it's gone through a major overhaul to become the Aspire S7-392 -- a Haswell-equipped Ultrabook that's now available in the US. You can...
02:27 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro for Sprint makes a cameo at the FCC
With the Optimus G Pro already available on AT&T and a Verizon variant rubber-stamped by Uncle Sam, Sprint is bringing up the caboose. A smartphone bearing the model number LG LS980 has just passe...
02:26 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google lists Chromecast as a device in support docs, quickly removes it
We're on the eve of a Google event with Sundar Pichai, and while we have some idea of what we'll see, the folks in Mountain View might've just shown us some of their other cards. Droid Life spotted "C...
02:26 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Google lists Chromecast as a device in support docs, quickly removes it (update)
We're on the eve of a Google event with Sundar Pichai, and while we have some idea of what we'll see, the folks in Mountain View might've just shown us some of their other cards. Droid Life spotted "C...
01:58 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget LG G2 reaches the FCC with North American LTE
Want to know which North American carriers might offer the LG G2 after August 7th? The FCC is offering a big hint: it just approved a region-appropriate version of the Android flagship. Going under it...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 359 - 07.23.13
Richard saw Pacific Rim again -- shocker -- and this episode he gets Ben to contemplate a very rare visit to his local cinema to see it, period. As usual, we'll go over HD tech that's way over our bud...
01:03 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Facebook to ask users why they hide News Feed content
Hiding posts on Facebook has been a pretty simple affair, but the firm's gearing up to add a little more nuance. Instead of simply dismissing updates or sponsored stories, the social network will soon...
12:28 am -04 - Wed, July 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini returns to the FCC with AT&T-capable LTE
When the Galaxy S4 Mini reached the FCC last month, we thought that might be the last we'd see of it in the US; the Galaxy S III Mini never officially reached the country, after all. The GS4 Mini is b...
11:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Dell shows off the UltraSharp 32: a 32-inch Ultra HD display set to arrive in Q4 (eyes-on)
If you're looking to boost the resolution of your workflow, Dell took the opportunity to unleash one such display during the proceedings at SIGGRAPH this week. The UltraSharp 32 is a 32-inch Ultra HD ...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 surfaces in photos, packaging and all
You know that new Nexus 7 that's been leaked several times over the past few weeks? Well, it looks like someone just got their hands on it early, according to these newly released images on Reddit. Th...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 surfaces in photos, packaging and all (update: more photos, video)
You know that new Nexus 7 that's been leaked several times over the past few weeks? Well, it looks like someone got their hands on it early, according to these newly released images on Reddit. There's...
11:18 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Head down to Birmingham and soak up free Virgin Media WiFi this September
Should you live in the UK's second most populous metropolitan area, Birmingham, it's nearly time to congregate en masse in the city's center for an impromptu test of a brand new free WiFi network supp...
10:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.23.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:09 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo outs Raku-Raku F-09E smartphone for 'beginners'
It's been more than a year since NTT DoCoMo unveiled its F-12D Raku-Raku handset, so it's only natural the company would follow up with a successor in 2013. The Japanese firm just introduced the F-09E...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Viber support page hacked by Syrian Electronic Army, most user info remains safe
The Syrian Electronic Army isn't happy with VoIP app developers as of late -- following an attack against Tango last week, the politically motivated hacking group has compromised Viber's support page....
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Apple reports Q3 2013 revenue of $35.3 billion: 31.2 million iPhones sold, iPad and Mac sales decline
It hasn't been a particularly quiet quarter for Apple, at least in the announcement department. But, as far actually shipping new products, Q3 of 2013 has been relatively uneventful. Perhaps that's wh...
08:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget AT&T reports second quarter profit of $3.8 billion, adds over 2 million wireless and broadband subscribers
AT&T's 2013 second quarter results are in, with the telco reporting $3.8 billion in net profits, a slight decrease from the $3.9 billion earned the same quarter last year. Total revenues for Q2 ca...
07:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget US Defense Department offers key spectrum to cellular carriers
The US Department of Defense values its wireless spectrum more than many government agencies, and it has been reluctant to lose those airwaves to private providers through government auctions. It just...
07:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Kobo's newest e-reader leaks, photos show Aura-inspired design
Leaked photos of the next e-reader to join the Kobo family have appeared online today, and from the looks of it, the company isn't out to reinvent the wheel. We rummaged around in the FCC filings to c...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget SwiftKey Cloud syncs your keyboard profile, includes trending phrases (video)
Here's something we've all been wanting for some time. SwiftKey Cloud is launching today with a bunch of new functionality including -- you guessed it -- cloud backup and synchronization across multip...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Intel previews 4.5W Y-series Core chips for fanless tablets
Intel teased us with the prospect of a fanless Haswell chip back at Computex, but it didn't say just how it would achieve such a feat. Now we know: it's introducing more energy-efficient versions of t...
06:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Ziphius gets fully funded on Kickstarter, expected to ship in March
Now that's what we like to see. Our first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers winner has secured full funding over on Kickstarter -- and just in the nick of time. With just over a day to go before the e...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Sony Honami reportedly poses for photos in near-complete form
There's been a lot of talk about Sony's reported Honami smartphone, but there haven't been photos of the beast in a nearly finished state. At least, until now: Gadget Helpline and Weibo user @latter21...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung puts the new Exynos 5 Octa 5420 SoC up against a Nexus 10 at SIGGRAPH 2013 (hands-on video)
In case you were already snoozin' when Samsung made its announcement late yesterday, the company is here at SIGGRAPH 2013 eager to show off the muscle behind its new chip. Before the exhibitions start...
05:18 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon reveals new Droid accessories, includes SOL Republic headphones, speakers and external batteries (eyes-on)
What do you need after getting your very own Droid Mini / Ultra / Maxx? Why, accessories to go along with them, of course. Big Red introduced a slew of add-ons to accompany the newly announced phones ...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget 'OK Google Now' comes to Verizon's 2013 Droid trio
If you're anything like us, you've been wringing your hands jealously at the few thousand Google Glass-enabled humans wandering around commanding "OK Glass" as their bidding is done. We'd like to say ...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 hits Sprint August 30th, Samsung's ATIV S Neo arrives August 16th
Sprint users awaiting BlackBerry's Q10 and its promised "summer" launch, wait no more -- the Q10 will start shipping pre-orders beginning August 30th, with "all other channels" following on September ...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Mini for Verizon hands-on
Gigantic handsets may be surprisingly popular, but they're hardly appropriate for every smartphone user. Some of us prefer working with a more compact device, and for those customers, Motorola and Ver...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Mini for Verizon hands-on (video)
Gigantic handsets may be surprisingly popular, but they're hardly appropriate for every smartphone user. Some of us prefer working with a more compact device, and for those customers, Motorola and Ver...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx for Verizon hands-on
Like clockwork, Motorola and Verizon have refreshed their joint Droid lineup, and we're here to check out all three devices. The two premium handsets, the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, are the most prom...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx for Verizon hands-on (video)
Like clockwork, Motorola and Verizon have refreshed their joint Droid lineup, and we're here to check out all three devices. The two more premium handsets, the Droid Ultra and Droid Maxx, are the most...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon debuts the Droid Maxx, the successor to the RAZR Maxx HD (updated)
Fans of Kevlar and long battery life will be happy to hear that Verizon unveiled its latest Maxx, the Droid Maxx, this morning in New York City, and it sports a massive 48-hour battery life. It's appa...
04:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon announces the 4.3-inch Motorola Droid mini, priced at $99 and coming August 29th
Rounding out Verizon's new Google-powered family of smartphones is the Droid mini, which promises to be "compact without compromise," following the well-trodden path of Samsung's flagship-mimicking sm...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra unveiled with unibody Kevlar design, reaches Verizon on August 20th for $199
As expected, the star of the show is here: Verizon has unveiled the Motorola Droid Ultra at its New York City press event. The 5-inch smartphone is "all about thin," according to Moto, and sports a gl...
03:54 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon NYC Droid event liveblog
It may not be the much-hyped Moto X unveiling, but today's Verizon press event will likely bring some big announcements of its own. It's been nearly a year since Motorola unveiled its trio of Razr han...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget IndieCade teams with Oculus Rift for 'VR Jam,' a game dev competition culminating this October
The Oculus Rift sure is super, super neat, but outside of mods to existing games, it's still a bit light in the custom-made software department. And that's exactly why Oculus is ponying up $50K in pri...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Beacon Audio Blazar Bluetooth speaker brings back Play 360 memories (hands-on)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Sonos for Android now streams on-device music
To date, Sonos owners have had to use iOS to stream music directly from a mobile device. They'll have a little more choice as of today: Sonos has updated its Android app to support direct streaming. I...
02:56 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Distro at 100: ten of our favorite comic strips
This week Distro hits its 100th issue. We've seen plenty of great content since launching the tablet magazine in October 2011, but one particular section has always been a personal favorite. Hidden at...
02:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Stream Nation goes global, offers private video sharing with no playback limits
At some point, competition and catch-up should iron out many of the differences between rival cloud storage platforms. For now though, each option focuses on slightly different things, and Steam Natio...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon's NYC Droid event is today at noon ET, get your liveblog here!
It's been nearly a year since Motorola unveiled a trio of Droid Razr handsets, but all signs point to a new lineup at Verizon's NYC event today. Will we get a look at the much-rumored Droid Ultra, not...
01:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Google's Street View takes you up Mount Fuji, crampon free
In contrast to its happy visits to the Eiffel Tower and Burj Khalifa, Street View's exploration of Dead Island may have given you the wrong impression of Japan. Luckily, one of the country's most pict...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Alibaba develops Smart TV OS, will use it to sell you things
As much as we enjoyed the decade we spent vegging out in front of the shopping channel, we had hoped that the internet had put such days behind us. Not so, thanks to Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Flipboard brings magazines to the web, launches 'Big Ideas'
By now you're probably familiar with user-created magazines on Flipboard, a feature that was introduced for iOS back in March and added to Android in May. Starting today, you'll be able to enjoy Flipb...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Parallella 'supercomputers' headed to early backers, 16-core boards up for general pre-order
Following its successful Kickstarter campaign, Adapteva flashed the production versions of its Parallella "supercomputer" boards in April, penning in a loose summer delivery date. Today, the company r...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Bitcasa launches unlimited cloud storage in Europe starting at 60 per year
Google Drive, Skydrive, Dropbox and the like are swell cloud storage options, but for digital pack rats, the costs can mount. If you're willing to trust a smaller outfit, you can now do much better in...
11:13 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Amazon UK adds 10 minimum spend for free delivery, except for movies, books, music and games
From today, Amazon customers in the UK will be required to splash out a minimum of £10 ($15) before they're entitled to free Super Saver delivery -- but there are some big exceptions. Purchases ...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Tokyo's IBIS robot promises cheaper surgery, throws a shade at da Vinci (video)
"Anything you can do, I can do cheaper," says the Tokyo Institute of Technology while jabbing a rude elow in the ribs of Intuitive Surgical. The Japanese institute is showing off IBIS, a surgical robo...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Tokyo's IBIS robot promises cheaper surgery, throws shade at da Vinci (video)
"Anything you can do, I can do cheaper," says the Tokyo Institute of Technology while jabbing a rude elbow in the ribs of Intuitive Surgical. The Japanese institute is showing off IBIS, a surgical rob...
09:46 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Redbox Windows 8 app out now, cuts lines with desktop reservations
It seems like everywhere we look, a Redbox is there. If you could use a helping hand to find one though, now there's a Windows 8 app for that. Available today, the app assists in tracking down the nea...
08:49 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Donate your Android device's processing power to science with BOINC
If you've ever wanted to help out with a scientific research project but lack the PhD credentials, there's now a much simpler way: all you need is a decent Android device and a new app called BOINC. S...
07:59 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 official: a 220 euro LTE Windows Phone with a 4.7-inch display coming this September (video)
The rumors were (unsurprisingly) true. Nokia's revealed its biggest phone to date, with a screen measuring in at 4.7 inches. It's the Lumia 625 and the series has certainly grown a fair bit since the ...
07:59 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 official: a 220 euro LTE Windows Phone with a 4.7-inch display coming this September (hands-on)
The rumors were (unsurprisingly) true. Nokia's revealed its biggest phone to date, with a screen measuring in at 4.7 inches. It's the Lumia 625 and the series has certainly grown a fair bit since the ...
07:59 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 official: a 4.7-inch Windows Phone with LTE, coming this September for 220 euros (hands-on)
The rumors were true. Nokia's revealed its biggest phone to date, with a screen measuring in at 4.7 inches. It's the Lumia 625, and it joins a series that has grown a fair bit since the Lumia 620 laun...
07:42 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 500 launched in Taiwan, packs Sense 5 but ditches BoomSound
Just when you thought HTC's going all the way with its BoomSound feature, the company stopped short with its Desire 500, a mid-range model that's just been announced for the younger Taiwanese audience...
07:34 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget OpenCL 2.0 provisional spec gets outlined, OpenGL 4.4 released
SIGGRAPH has only just begun, but the Khronos Group is already giving folks of the graphics programming persuasion some fresh APIs to talk about. Yesterday marked the release of the OpenCL 2.0 provisi...
06:57 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils 3D head-mounted display for surgeons to peer inside you
Sony's 3D head-mounted displays have been asking for a place in your film-watching and gaming routines since 2011, but now their latest HMD is volunteering to act as the viewing end of medical endosco...
06:14 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Ford adds Surveillance Mode to squad cars, alerts cops to unexpected humans
For many police officers, their cruiser's front seat is often their office -- but a parked car isn't always a safe car. With Surveillance Mode, Ford hopes to keep your city's finest a little safer in ...
05:32 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget MakerBot's contest winners print a better birdhouse
Like The Longines Symphonette before it, Thingiverse's army of 3D printing enthusiasts don't rest, so when MakerBot put them to the task of building a better home for wayward birds, they naturally jum...
04:51 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Dropchord drops into Leap Motion store, OUYA and mobile versions to come
Leap Motion owners better start stretching their air keytar muscles now that Double Fine's Dropchord is available for purchase in the Airpsace store for both PC and Mac. In terms of innovation, the ga...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 Bluetooth in-ears: sweat resistance, six-month sleep
Plantronics was proud to present its BackBeat Go Bluetooth in-ear headphones last year, but it's also aware improvements are always welcome. To that end, the company's ready to show off its second ite...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Sony PlayStation 4 waltzes past the FCC
Sony's PS4 dev kit passed by the FCC roughly a week ago, and now its consumer-oriented counterpart has passed through Uncle Sam's offices. Not only do the federal documents show the consoles' polished...
02:43 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget New Gmail layout spawns targeted ads that look like emails
Gmail's new layout doesn't just keep your inbox organized, it also gives Google the perfect opportunity to send you unsolicited email ads. These sponsored missives appear as highlighted entries under ...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget New Exynos 5 Octa: 20 percent more CPU power, over twice the 3D graphics oomph
Samsung couldn't help itself last week when it teased a new Exynos 5 Octa system on a chip, and now it's dishing out the full details. The fresh 5420 variant of the SoC is based on Mali-T628 MP6 silic...
01:32 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Moto X's camera UI leaks, reveals swipe-driven UI and slow motion mode
We learned a few things about the Moto X's camera interface in that leaked Rogers promo video, but we didn't learn everything. Android Police is more than willing to fill in those blanks by posting s...
01:14 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Canary, a one-stop shop for securing your home
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
12:32 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 2013
Engadget Apple celebrates 1 billion podcast subscriptions
Just over eight years ago, Apple introduced podcasts as an integral part of iTunes, and along the way, it helped shape how we consume information and entertainment. Now, the company's announcing a rat...
12:15 am -04 - Tue, July 23, 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...
11:53 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget LG invitation and video tease G2 debut at August 7th event (video)
While there wasn't much doubt as to what LG would unveil at its August 7th event, the company has made it official: a new invitation and teaser video (both after the break) expressly state that we'll ...
11:41 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.22.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 22nd - 28th)
Unfortunately there's no Syfy B-movie of the week to look forward to over the next few days, but we do have the recently returned Whose Line Is It Anyway. John Oliver is also back with another round o...
10:56 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra Limited Edition leaks, touts a go-faster racing stripe
If you think a red version of the rumored Droid Ultra just wouldn't be special enough, you're in luck. Frequent Motorola device leaker Houdabao claims to have photos of a Limited Edition model that wo...
10:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 55-inch curved OLED TV set to land in the US this week for $15k
Well, it looks like LG won't be the only option available this month for those in the market for a 55-inch curved OLED TV. According to CNET, Samsung's similar TV set, already on sale in Korea, is hea...
10:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Fresh Paint finds its way to Windows Phone 8 devices
Fresh Paint, the digital art app born on Windows 8, has finally migrated to mobile devices, and starting today, aspiring artists running Windows Phone 8 can fiddle with its brushes to their hearts' co...
09:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 22: Nintendo 3DS, RCA HDTV
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Submit your hardware to Engadget's second Insert Coin: New Challengers competition
Roughly this time last month, we opened up our second Insert Coin: New Challengers competition to all you entrepreneurial makers. The first one was an unquestionable highlight of March's first-ever Ex...
09:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Apple's Dash for the Dashboard
Cars are dangerous, all the more when drivers reach for controls positioned at arm's length. Road risk is increased by the fact that many drivers seek distraction or productivity while rolling along. ...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Google visits reportedly represent nearly 25 percent of North American web traffic
Google's pretty popular here in North America, but one analytics firm is reporting some figures that might sound a bit too good to be true. DeepField, a company that focuses on analyzing web performan...
08:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget LG VS980 emerges at FCC, could be the Optimus G Pro for Verizon
If this recent FCC filing is any indication, it looks like AT&T won't have US exclusivity over the LG Optimus G Pro for much longer. The document points to a LG VS980 that's clearly headed for Ver...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Turkish security researcher claims responsibility for Apple dev center hack
When Apple's developer portal went down Thursday, there were a lot of questions left unanswered. One of the more notable was, just who was responsible for this attack on the premiere destinations for ...
08:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Netflix Q2 earnings show 1.2 million new subscribers; plans for original stand-up comedy, documentaries
Netflix has revealed its earnings report for the second quarter of 2013 which shows its worldwide customer base has grown by 1.2 million. The company now has "nearly" 30 million customers in the US (u...
07:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Belkin ships WeMo Light Switch for $50, launches matching Android app
Belkin promised a simple approach to connected lighting when it unveiled the WeMo Light Switch back at CES, and the company is making good on its word by releasing the switch today. The WiFi-based con...
07:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Google Cloud Print gets Windows compatibility outside of Chrome
It should come as no surprise that Google brought Cloud Print to its own offerings first, but now the service is ready to spread its wings a bit. The company announced today that Cloud Printer is comi...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 leaked, suggests 4.7-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 5-megapixel cam and LTE
It looks like that "Something Big" that Nokia was hinting about earlier this morning might turn out to be the Nokia Lumia 625, if this leak by Finnish publication Puhelinvertailu is to be believed. Th...
06:54 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 leaked, suggests 4.7-inch display, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 5-megapixel cam and LTE (update)
It looks like that "Something Big" that Nokia was hinting about earlier this morning might turn out to be the Nokia Lumia 625, if this leak by Finnish publication Puhelinvertailu is to be believed. Th...
06:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV hits Best Buy for $14,999
Remember that curved OLED HDTV that LG was teasing way back at CES? Well, it's just begun shipping here in the US. A Best Buy store in Richfield, Minnesota is the first retailer to stock the 55-inch s...
06:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Verizon FiOS rolls out 500/100 Mbps broadband, its highest speed tier yet
The broadband speed wars continue to rage, and today, Verizon announced that it's throwing down with its fastest tier yet. With a download speed of 500 megabits per second (and an upload speed of 100M...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price
Despite how the saying goes, bigger isn't always better -- and that's especially true in the mobile industry, where companies have produced smartphones with larger and larger screens. While that does ...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 520 comes to AT&T GoPhone on July 26th for $100 off-contract
Want a cheap gateway to the world of Windows Phone? In the US, it won't get much cheaper than AT&T's new version of the Lumia 520. Nokia's starter device will cost just $100 contract-free when it ...
05:11 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive brings offline file access in Windows 8.1 update
Tired of needing the pesky internet for all your cloud-related, Microsoft-hosted files? Tire no more, as SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 adds the ability to make files available offline across your SkyDrive-e...
04:51 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget AT&T to introduce 300MB and 2GB Mobile Share plans on July 26th (updated)
AT&T's Mobile Share plans have sometimes been too expensive for customers who only need a little data. The carrier will soon be more accommodating, however: it's adding both 300MB and 2GB tiers on...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget IRL: Optrix XD5 waterproof iPhone case and the RokDock charging stand
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. One of the m...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget eBay debuts desktop version of eBay Now, service coming to more cities this summer
eBay's same-day delivery service has been highly focused on mobile since its very early days, but now the internet giant is looking to change that. Starting today, eBay Now will be available on the de...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Witness Furby Boom shower, lay an egg, go to the bathroom (video)
Last year, Hasbro reinvented 1998's hottest stuffed holiday sensation for the early 21st century. Furby got a full-on reboot, bringing improved locomotion, wireless communication, a tablet app and som...
03:34 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget HopStop drops Windows Phone support in wake of Apple acquisition
When tech giants buy developers, they frequently let app support fall by the wayside -- and Apple is continuing that trend following its acquisition of HopStop. Windows Phone users can no longer downl...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu Edge smartphone announced with $32 million Indiegogo campaign, aims to hit market in May 2014
Ubuntu's plan to merge the desktop computer and mobile device is taking shape today in form of the Edge, which it's aiming to bring to market in May of next year for $830 outright. True to Canonical's...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget This Arduino hackaphone was never going to be pretty, but it does the job
Okay, we'll admit that it looks a bit like a baby monitor. But in contrast to those over-engineered pieces of parenting paraphernalia, this DIY cellphone can actually make calls and send texts over GP...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Freeview hit with 'major technical issues' on Sony DVD recorders after update
If Freeview is down on your Sony device in the UK, don't worry: you're not alone. Sony has tweeted that the service isn't working on many of its DVD recorders, like the RDR-HXD870, following a recent ...
01:53 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Aereo bringing online TV to Utah on August 19th
Online TV streaming service Aereo is going Manifest Destiny and headed westward, specifically to the fine state of Utah. The service is set to launch statewide on August 19th, just ahead of its Septem...
01:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Unity 4.2 adds support for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and BB10
One of game development's most used engines is adding support for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10 today in its latest version, 4.2. Some support was already offered in the latest version'...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung to debut global developers conference in San Francisco on October 27-29
Samsung has just announced that it'll put on its first global developers conference in San Francisco on October 27-29, 2013, joining the other cool tech kids, Google, Microsoft and Apple. Details are ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget SanDisk Connect is a new series of wireless storage and streaming devices starting at $50
Flash drives these days, no matter how fast, are a dime a dozen. A jump drive that does double duty as a wireless streaming dongle? Not so common. SanDisk's new Connect lineup can pull off the streami...
12:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget BMW i3 to cost $41,350 in the US, 34,950 euros in Germany
Remember when it was hoped that BMW's first fully-electric production vehicle would set you back around $35,000? Well, tough. The company has announced pricing for the car, with the i3 setting you bac...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion controller review
When the Leap Motion controller was revealed to the world, it brought with it the promise of a new and unique computer user experience. And, ever since we first got to see what the Leap Motion control...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Gateway unveils slimmer NE laptops, updates DX, SX and One ZX desktops
Gateway may live in the shadow of its parent company Acer, but it's getting the spotlight today with refreshed versions of its entry-level PCs. New versions of its 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch NE Series la...
11:59 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget UK government to activate adult content filters by default
In a speech later today, David Cameron will announce that, by the end of this year, all new UK broadband accounts will have adult content filters activated by default. Such restrictions will only be r...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Google buys 6.3 percent stake in Google Glass display manufacturer Himax
If the name "Himax" prompted you to shrug, then you're not alone, but it's the latest company to receive a cash injection from Eric Schmidt's checking account. The Taiwanese semiconductor firm is sell...
09:56 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Some SIM cards can be hacked 'in about two minutes' with a pair of text messages
Every phone needs a SIM card, and you'd think such a ubiquitous standard would be immune to any hijack attempts. Evidently not, as Karsten Nohl of Security Research Labs -- who found a hole in GSM cal...
07:57 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget HTC launches 'Emerging Devices' arm, reorganizes US operations
HTC's attempts to dig itself out of its financial quagmire has seen some high-profile departures hogging the headline space beside its high profile devices. The latest boardroom shuffle concentrates o...
07:14 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Utah ISP breaks silence over government server installed on its network
When the government comes knocking on your door, you kind of have to cooperate with them or face the consequences. That's the situation Pete Ashdown, CEO of Utah ISP XMission, was faced with in 2010 a...
05:34 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Apple testing larger iPhone, iPad screens with suppliers
Rumors that Apple is looking to super-size its upcoming iPhone and iPad lineups are gathering steam, thanks to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal. It cited Apple's suppliers in Asia, who sai...
04:01 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Braven launches 855s, a $300 rugged competitor to the Big Jambox
Watch out, Jawbone; looks like Braven's continuing its assault against the Big Jambox by releasing another comparable Bluetooth speaker... but this time, it can get wet and take some bruises. Similar ...
03:39 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Moto X benchmarks and specs slip out, point to a fine mid-tier phone
We've already seen Motorola's rumored Moto X in press renders, photos, videos and even the hands of a Google executive; why not throw some benchmarks and specifications into the mix? Android Police is...
02:43 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1?
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 promised plenty, but when we reviewed it, it didn't quite hit all of its marks. Maybe it was the high price when judged against its plastic chassis, or perhaps that our revi...
01:20 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 15th, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ma...
12:33 am -04 - Mon, July 22, 2013
Engadget Apple reveals that developer portal was hacked, announces system overhaul
Been paying attention to Twitter recently? You might have noticed Apple developers complaining about the company's developer portal, which has been out of service for a number of days. Today, Apple ac...
11:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 press shots leaked
The new Nexus 7's official unveiling might still be a few days away, but impatient tablet fans can get a peek right now: @evleaks seems to have come across the device's official press render. The ima...
11:28 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 press shots leaked, spotted in Best Buy ad
The new Nexus 7's official unveiling might still be a few days away, but impatient tablet fans can get a peek right now: @evleaks seems to have come across the alleged device's official press render. ...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 07.15.2013
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at ...
10:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Dead! Dead! Dead! (in 2D)
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Connor "Con" Sumer looked up at the beast that stalked him ever since flat-panel TV sales began to flatten out. "Stereo...
08:07 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Plastic skin lights up on contact, may lead to touchscreens everywhere (video)
Flexible circuitry is frequently a one-way affair -- we've seen bendy displays and touch layers, but rarely both in one surface. UC Berkeley is at last merging those two technologies through a plastic...
03:27 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield ships July 31st, barely meets delayed launch window
According to an email issued to NVIDIA Shield buyers, the Android gaming handheld is scheduled to make its delayed launch window by the skin of its teeth. "We want to thank you for your patience and f...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: anti-mosquito sticker, a cancer-identifying scalpel and the world's largest offshore wind farm
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.Urine and cellphones don't mix -- just ask anyone who has e...
12:08 pm -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Hasselblad Stellar reportedly leaked, adds aura of luxury to Sony's RX100
Hasselblad's strategy of sprucing up Sony cameras must be paying off -- that would explain Photo Rumors' apparent leak of the Stellar, a Hasselblad take on the RX100. The already high-end compact cam ...
09:29 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia Cinemagraph update brings 720p, improved desktop quality and color pop feature
Lumia users have no need for low-quality-GIF makers, thank you very much. Why? Because they can now use the new version of Cinemagraph to create animated images in full 1,080 x 720 glory. What's more,...
06:13 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Disney Research's AIREAL creates haptic feedback out of thin air
Disney Research is at it again. The arm of Walt's empire responsible for interactive house plants wants to add haptic feedback not to a seat cushion, but to thin air. Using a combination of 3D-printed...
03:20 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best MSN TV replacement?
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 Seth, who needs to replace his grandpa'...
02:00 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 15th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, Samsung added two new colors to its GS4 LTE-A lineup, Motorola ...
01:08 am -04 - Sun, July 21, 2013
Engadget Moto X leaks in more press shots, this time in white
And the saga continues! Hot on the heels of this morning's leaked renders comes a couple more press shots of the Moto X, courtesy of @evleaks -- this time in glorious unicorn white. There's not much m...
10:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 7.20.13: 5D super-memory cards, space snow and the tar drops!
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.You know, we're done with the whole three dimension thing. It's waaaay to restrictive. That's why we're ...
10:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 7.20.13: 5D super-memory cards, space snow and the tar drops!
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.You know, we're done with the whole three dimension thing. It's waaaay to restrictive. That's why we're ...
08:46 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 352 - 07.20.13 (update: video)
The Mobile Podcast had the pleasure of beating us to chatting about the Lumia 1020, but that didn't deter us. Aside from that taking up half of this week's episode, we'll discuss the new plans from AT...
08:45 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 352 - 07.20.13
The Mobile Podcast had the pleasure of beating us to chatting about the Lumia 1020, but that didn't deter us. Aside from that taking up half of this week's episode, we'll discuss the new plans from AT...
06:46 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS beta update brings 'immersive' mode, smarter app search and UI tweaks
If you're running Chrome OS betas like it's not even a thing, we're pegging you as a bit of a maverick. The latest update (29.0.1537.32) rewards your non-conformity with a bevy of small, but useful ne...
05:06 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS 1.1 now available for Geeksphone devices, users report faster boot times, bug fixes
Betting on Mozilla's mobile operating system? There's a good chance, then, that you're kicking around a Geeksphone, one of the few devices known for running Firefox OS. Owners of the company's Keon an...
03:22 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Comcast's X1 availability widens, mass-deployment still planned by year's end
Comcast's advanced cable-box footprint keeps getting bigger. While currently you can only get the X1 set-top box in 18 of its service areas, that's growing, as it's come to several new markets recentl...
12:39 pm -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget ShopTV 't-commerce' app for Samsung Smart TVs peddles items seen on shows
Recovering shopaholics better steer clear of Delivery Agent's new app for Samsung Smart TVs -- if it actually does what the firm says, that is. It claims the inanely named ShopTV ties into a huge data...
07:36 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Moto X waves hello, again... in leaked press render
There's a good chance that the Moto X will become official on August 1st, but if snapshots and videos of the real thing aren't enough to satiate your curiosity... well, now there's a press render from...
04:16 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 for Verizon spied in Brown Autumn
History might be repeating itself. Just as Samsung launched a red Galaxy S III for AT&T and followed up with black and brown Verizon models, a new @evleaks image hints that AT&T's red Galaxy ...
01:43 am -04 - Sat, July 20, 2013
Engadget UK government receptive to bill that would pardon Alan Turing
Many in the UK recognize Alan Turing's contributions to computing as we know it, but attempts to obtain a pardon for the conviction that tragically cut short his career have thus far been unsuccessful...
11:37 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.19.2013
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...
09:49 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget DPD to let UK shoppers track home deliveries in real time (video)
If you're like us, you want a better sense of where your packages are than "on truck for delivery." So does the UK's DPD, apparently, as it's rolling out a Follow My Parcel service that will let onlin...
09:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly buys HopStop
Don't let it be said that Apple isn't working to improve its once-maligned mapping app. We're still in the rumor stages here, but Bloomberg is reporting that Cupertino has managed to acquire popular n...
09:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly buys HopStop (updated)
Don't let it be said that Apple isn't working to improve its once-maligned mapping app. We're still in the rumor stages here, but Bloomberg is reporting that Cupertino has managed to acquire popular n...
08:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Motorola schedules Moto X launch for August 1st in NYC
So when exactly will the Moto X make its formal debut? August 1st is the date, according to a Motorola teaser announcing the launch. There's been no shortage of leaks for the new flagship smartphone, ...
07:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget New Jersey now requires search warrants for cellphone location data
For all the worries about sweeping US surveillance programs, Americans are claiming at least a few victories in the fight for privacy. Just look to New Jersey's Supreme Court for an example -- it has ...
06:50 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Jeff Bezos expedition finds proof that recovered F-1 engine belongs to Apollo 11
Jeff Bezos' expeditionary team already believes that it's recovering Apollo 11 engines from the ocean, but it now has firm evidence that it's on the right track. The group has just found a serial numb...
06:44 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Galaxy S 4 Active, Blade 3rd-gen, and smartphone usage habits
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...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Google brings new full-screen compose window to Gmail
It looks like those not satisfied with the recent Gmail redesign will soon have a new option to make things operate in a slightly more familiar manner. Google announced today that it's begun rolling o...
05:59 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget We're live at Comic-Con; join us tonight in San Diego!
Comic-Con may not be a vital venue for launching new gadgets, but for many attendees later today, the intersection of tech and art will be just up the street at 6th and Island Ave. -- the location of ...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Goodspeed flat-rate hotspot service now supports China Unicom
Uros' Goodspeed hotspot service offers sanely priced international data, but it hasn't been available in China so far -- that's not much help when visiting friends in Fuzhou. Travelers won't have to f...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Next3D CEO David Cole on his first PalmPilot, gadget hell and the Oculus Rift
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In the latest installment of our weekly collection of querie...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: We know too much
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I was enjoying a post-wedding celebration in Los Angeles' Little Tok...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget San Jose State University suspends Udacity online course trials
San Jose State University's online education pilot held the promise of real course credit without the hassles of attending class in person. It hasn't worked that way in practice, however, and both SJS...
03:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Verizon deal brings Watch ABC, Watch Disney to FiOS TV subscribers
Got FiOS TV? Then you can stream ABC and Disney TV shows. Verizon has reached a deal with Disney that offers authenticated access to the full slate of Watch ABC and Watch Disney online services, inclu...
03:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale 7/31)
A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269. Granted, that's for the 32GB model, but it still represent...
03:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 leak points to Android 4.3, dual cameras and wireless charging (update: on sale July 31st)
A few days back, a lovely tipster sent us in some shots that strongly suggest a shiny new Nexus 7 will be hitting shelves next week for $269. Granted, that's for the 32GB model, but it still represent...
02:58 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion controllers now shipping
Would you look at that? Seems Leap Motion's eagerly awaited motion controller has started shipping a few days early -- well, a few days before its delayed July 22nd date, but we'll take it. We've rece...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Plex for Google TV refreshed with dynamic layout, more big screen love
After launching a brand new Android app, Plex is now giving its Google TV app more room to roam inside your HDTV. An update allows you to dynamically switch your layout to a "TV style" to better take ...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Angry Birds Star Wars 2 and Hasbro's Telepods (video)
Rovio recently announced a sequel to its Angry Birds Star Wars game, and the Finnish company was on hand to demo its latest title here at Comic-Con. Coming to Android and iOS on September 19th (and to...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 99: Inside the NikePlus Accelerator
Back in March, 10 companies descended upon the Nike+ Accelerator in Portland, Oregon with the aim of building devices that would integrate with the athletic outfit's line of fitness gadgetry. In a bra...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Korea launches Ultra HD pilot channel, six months early
The Korean Cable Television and Telecommunications Association went live yesterday with a pilot run of new channels. Composed of five content providers, the group is now hopefully filling the airwaves...
12:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One Mini launching on all UK carriers around August 9th
We've reached out to all of the usual suspects, and only one of them hasn't stuck a thumb up and winked when we've asked if it'll be carrying HTC's "diminutive" new smartphone. O2, EE, Vodafone, Phone...
12:57 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One mini launching on almost all UK carriers around August 9th
We've reached out to all of the usual suspects, and only one of them hasn't stuck a thumb up and winked when we've asked if it'll be carrying HTC's "diminutive" new smartphone. O2, EE, Vodafone, Phone...
12:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Rural Canadian town developing nation's first 1Gbps internet service
All you cool city cats on DSL, eat your heart out -- a 1Gbps fiber internet service will soon be speeding up the lives of 8,500 residents in Olds, a rural community in Alberta, Canada. Around 60% of t...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Notion Ink renders show Adam II, accessories and EVE smartphone
Notion Ink's been teasing the Adam II for well over a year now, and while the first generation left us cold, we're curious to see what the second attempt brings to the table. A series of renders recen...
11:59 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Socialmatic camera priced at $300, channels Sting for marketing tagline
Polaroid's second chance has a price, and it's $299. At that amount though, it's hard to tell how much the novelty of instant-printing is worth in comparison to less kitschy and more capable options. ...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Rovio Account now globally available for iOS and Android devices
What does the global rollout of Rovio Account mean for completists like us? It means that whenever we download Angry Birds to a new Android or iOS device, we can just pull down our current progress --...
10:59 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Zeebox update adds 'replay tweets' feature, brings time-delayed social commentary
Twitter already put forward the idea of a social media "DVR," that might let you "playback" tweets, and see what was being talked about at a certain time. It seems Zeebox wasn't about to wait around f...
10:28 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Huawei tells ex-CIA director, UK government to 'put up or shut up' about spying claims
Though Huawei seems to spend just about as much time denying spying claims as it does building handsets and telecom equipment, it's just taken that rhetoric up a notch. The company's vice president, W...
10:12 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Apple acquires location-based data startup Locationary
Apple's gone shopping again, this time picking up Locationary, a small Canada-based company that deals in local business data and locations. The deal's been confirmed by Cupertino, although as is ofte...
09:03 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Google's Chrome app launcher now available for all Windows users
Though there's no official word from Google yet, it looks like the Chrome launcher has come out of developer preview mode and into full release, at least for Windows. On our own PCs, the installation ...
08:47 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Sony files a patent for tagging photos and files with your vital signs
In today's sci-fi-inches-closer-to-reality news, Sony has filed a patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for integrated camera sensors that can tag movies and photograph...
08:12 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Machinima mulling Netflix-like streaming service
While Machinima lets you produce epics out of your gaming exploits (occasionally resulting in comedy gold), so far it's kept non-fanboy productions confined to YouTube. According to Reuters, that migh...
07:16 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Honda's Mean Mower runs up to 130MPH, makes yardwork exciting (video)
Forget robotic drones; Honda's new lawnmower can turn a dreary task into an X Games sport. Honda aptly calls it the Mean Mower and claims it can reach speeds up to 130MPH and can go from 0 to 60MPH in...
06:49 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop arrives in beta, promises better UI and search (video)
Mac users have enjoyed Evernote 5 for nearly seven months now, while those with Windows have had to glare at them in envy and make do with the web version. But never fear, PC aficionados, as you too w...
06:25 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Halfbrick wants to watch it all burn with Colossatron: Massive World Threat
The makers of Jetpack Joyride and Fruit Ninja want to you to destroy the planet. From the halls of the first annual PAX Australia comes Colossatron: Massive World Threat. Sure, the game's whole mass-d...
05:55 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Apple sends iWork for iCloud beta invitations to everyday users
Apple was quick to invite developers to the iWork for iCloud beta in the aftermath of WWDC, but us commoners have had to settle for watching from afar. The company is quickly opening things up, howeve...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget VLC returns to iOS after two-year hiatus, brings AirPlay and Dropbox integration
VideoLAN's original VLC for iOS had a brief and rocky history: open source licensing quirks led to the media player being pulled from the App Store just months after launch. More than two years later,...
04:50 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Path comes to Kindle Fire HD, proves stickers are inflammable
Life-sharing service Path has had a rollercoaster of a year. When it wasn't spamming its' userbase's contacts, it was uploading their personal information without consent. That doesn't seem to be slow...
03:54 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Netflix snags 14 primetime Emmy nominations, mostly for House of Cards
Netflix's push into original content has received its latest positive feedback from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, netting 14 nominations for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Mos...
03:24 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget 2013 Macbook Air update fixes flickering screen and WiFi, available now
If you've been experiencing unstable WiFi as well as flickers while Photoshopping on your new mid-year MacBook Air, Apple's got you covered. The tech giant reports that the patch addresses the aforeme...
02:41 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget StreetPass by proxy: Nintendo Zone locations to act as 3DS data relays
Own a Nintendo 3DS? You're probably all too familiar with the frustrations of the device's StreetPass feature -- in the United States, crossing paths with another 3DS in the wild just isn't all that l...
02:02 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Locket puts ads on your Android homescreen, pays you a penny to unlock (video)
Take a look at your Android phone. See that background shot? It's probably kind of cute, but hardly inspiring. In fact, is is bringing you any joy whatsoever? Is it helping you to make rent? Believe i...
01:37 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Yelp gobbles up SeatMe, an emerging competitor to OpenTable
Yelp just made its partnership with OpenTable very, very awkward with the announcement that it'll purchase a competing reservation service known as SeatMe for $12.7 million. The 16-person operation, b...
01:09 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Wunderlist for Chrome app gives your browser a productivity power-up (video)
Feeling productive? So are the folks at 6Wunderkinder, who've been busy little bees translating the popular desktop and mobile productivity tool, Wunderlist, into a packaged application for Chrome. Th...
12:30 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget Evernote for iOS gets related notes, shortcuts and Skitch integration
Many habitual Evernote users have giant stacks of notes that can be difficult to sift through. Mercifully, Evernote's updated iOS app has come to their rescue: it now lets users create shortcuts to fa...
12:10 am -04 - Fri, July 19, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.18.2013
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...
11:39 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget PSA: White House to host 'We the Geeks' hangout tomorrow at 12PM ET
In the spirit of San Diego Comic Con, the White House is set to host a special geek-themed Google+ Hangout tomorrow, July 19th, at 12:00 PM ET to celebrate the geniuses pioneering real-life superhero-...
11:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Halo: Spartan Assault debuts on Verizon Windows Phone 8 devices, also released for Windows 8
Starting today, Verizon customers and Windows 8 users will be able to get their Halo fix. For folks with a VZW Windows Phone 8 device, the hotly anticipated Halo: Spartan Assault is finally available ...
10:27 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Telenav Scout adds real-time, user-reported traffic data to iOS and Android apps
Telenav has been steadily improving Scout, its personalized navigation platform, ever since its introduction. Today, Scout users will finally get the crowd-sourced traffic info they were promised back...
09:52 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget MoDaCo.Switch for HTC One nearly ready for prime time, beta tester applications now open
It wouldn't surprise us to hear MoDaCo's newly minted HTC One ROM triggered some reactions that could've easily been turned into animated GIFs. And if you were one of the many folks excited at the tho...
09:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Global HTC One mini approved by FCC
In a matter of pleasant timing, the global version of the HTC One mini (PO58200) has been given the sweet go-ahead of approval from the Federal Communications Commission. As usual, we went through the...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget AMD Q2 2013 earnings: net loss of $74 million, expects 'a return to profitability' next quarter
First, the rough news: AMD saw just $1.16 billion in revenue for its Q2 2013, and actually took a net loss of $74 million (and an operating loss of $29 million). That's an 18 percent decrease in reven...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Opera SDK to be the basis of TCL's upcoming line of Smart TVs
It looks like China's TCL isn't just working with Google to grace its line of flat-screen TVs. The TV maker has just announced that its next line of Smart TVs will be powered by yet another well-known...
08:12 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Q4 2013 earnings: $4.97 billion net income, $900 million charge related to Surface RT inventory adjustment
Microsoft just reported its Q4 2013 earnings, and the Redmond behemoth has found itself with $19.90 billion in revenue, $6.07 billion in operating income, and $4.97 billion in net income. Quite a lot ...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Google rakes in over $14 billion in revenue during Q2, growing ad revenue balances growing Moto losses
For the last several month's Google's stock price has been surging, getting increasingly close to the $1,000 mark. And when monstrous revenues like this keep rolling in, it's easy to see why. In Q2 of...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Google rakes in over $14 billion in revenue during Q2, increased ad revenue balances growing Moto losses
For the last several months Google's stock price has been surging, getting increasingly close to the $1,000 mark. And when monstrous revenues like this keep rolling in, it's easy to see why. In Q2 of ...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget The New York Times Leap Motion app: for all the news that's fit for gestures (video)
Few of us reading the morning news enjoy putting our greasy hands on a tablet or newspaper just to flip through articles. With the newly unveiled New York Times app for the Leap Motion Controller, we ...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q5 review
This is probably the most important smartphone that BlackBerry will launch in 2013. You see, the Z10 and Q10 were designed for diehards, gadget lovers and those who desired a like-for-like replacement...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget MVNO Ting joins the Windows Phone crowd with launch of HTC 8XT
Sprint just recently announced that it will be offering the HTC 8XT on July 19th, but it turns out it's not the only option for those interested the phone. Upstart Ting has just announced that it is n...
06:32 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung: new Exynos 5 Octa SoC coming next week
Samsung's current ARM superchip, the Exynos 5 Octa, was revealed at CES and has just started making its way into handsets, but the company claims it's already got a new and improved version ready to r...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3PM ET!
The show, however difficult sometimes, must go on. We're back for another Thursday edition of the Engadget podcast, because the world of tech news, it don't stop rolling. Join Brian, Peter and Terrenc...
05:54 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Cover your eyes: NASA, ESA set to bring broadband speeds to space using lasers
NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) will soon bring a much-needed data link speed increase between satellites, spacecraft and Earth using laser beams, according to Nature. ESA will get the ball r...
05:29 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Uber Ice Cream returns July 19th, takes on-demand dessert worldwide (video)
Veteran Uber members will remember last year's Uber Ice Cream: for one day only, they could use the company's mobile app to hail an ice cream truck and beat the heat. The program is thankfully coming ...
05:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F3 comes to Virgin Mobile with LTE, $180 price tag
The LG Optimus F3 doesn't make much sense on Sprint, where a preference for contract pricing leaves the F3 competing with more advanced devices. It's a good thing that the 4-inch Android phone has lau...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Unleash your inner Marty McFly with Lego's Back to the Future set
Back to the Future fans have waited with bated breath since Lego announced that it would soon rock their worlds with a fan-designed Cuusoo set, and now, we finally have a release date. On August 1st, ...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm updates Wii application with better search and watchlist features
When sitting down to watch a lovely film on your Wii, you can now take advantage of Lovefilm's updated streaming app for the console. Users will notice improved search functionality, a more Wii-friend...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Apple, Google and others ask US government for more transparency with data requests
Just a few days after Google and Twitter pushed for the government to reveal the number of security-related requests, the Obama administration and Congress have just received another salvo backed by e...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget RunKeeper for iOS now motivates you with real-world training programs
It's easy to find running apps that offer goals -- it's harder to find one that inspires you to run in the first place. RunKeeper wants to be that motivator, and it just overhauled the training sectio...
02:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Star Wars coming to most game consoles on October 29th (video)
Angry Birds Star Wars has invaded virtually every major mobile and desktop platform; as of October 29th, it will have a footprint on nearly every modern game console, too. The sci-fi bird flinging tit...
02:26 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon Edge early upgrade program officially unveiled, will begin August 25th
Quickly following AT&T's footsteps, Verizon Wireless is throwing its hat into the early upgrade ring with a few unique twists and turns of its own. The program, known as Edge, will offer you the a...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Research turns Kinect into canny sign language reader (video)
Though early Kinect patents showed its potential for sign language translation, Microsoft quashed any notion early on that this would become a proper feature. However, that hasn't stopped Redmond from...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget BBC teams up with British universities to research new TV interfaces and systems
When the BBC asked "Where next?" most of us assumed that online-only programming and all-HD channels would be the extent of the broadcaster's ambition. Not so, now that the corporation has signed a de...
01:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Report: Dell Precision M3800 workstation to launch with 3,200 x 1,800 display option
According to a source speaking to Dutch site Tweakers.net, which has been spot on with a previous Dell leak, a new laptop known as the M3800 is set to join Dell's Precision range of workstations. An I...
01:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Report: Dell Precision M3800 workstation to launch with 3,200 x 1,800 display option (updated)
According to a source speaking to Dutch site Tweakers.net, which has been spot on with a previous Dell leak, a new laptop known as the M3800 is set to join Dell's Precision range of workstations. An I...
12:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget First batch of new generic top-level domains born, Amazon looking unlikely to snag .amazon
After spending over a year thumbing through applications, ICANN has inked agreements for establishing the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs). Those that made the cut this round were the Arabi...
12:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget New Office 365 subscriptions get 12 months of free Xbox Live Gold (but not in the US)
Sweetening the deal of its cloud-based Office 365 suite, Microsoft will start bundling a year of Xbox Live Gold with any purchases of Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 University made before Septe...
12:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget New Office 365 subscriptions get 12 months of free Xbox Live Gold (update: offer available in US)
Sweetening the deal on its cloud-based Office 365 suite, Microsoft will start bundling a year of Xbox Live Gold with any purchases of Office 365 Home Premium or Office 365 University made before Septe...
11:50 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon reports wireless revenues up in Q2 2013, almost a million new postpaid subscribers
Verizon's latest quarterly report reveals a carrier chugging along nicely, thank you very much. Total revenue (including wireless and wireline) is up slightly to $29.8 billion, while wireless service ...
11:50 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon smartphone revenue up in Q2 2013, half of all 7.5 million activations were iPhones (updated)
Verizon's latest quarterly report reveals a carrier chugging along nicely, thank you very much. Total revenue (including wireless and wireline) is up slightly to $29.8 billion, while wireless service ...
11:36 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Ouya launches fund-matching Kickstarter project for games
Ouya has just announced that it'll launch a second Kickstarter campaign in order to speed up the development pace of games for its nascent console. The gaming outfit will match any pledges between $50...
11:36 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Ouya launches fund-matching Kickstarter project for game developers
Ouya has just announced that it'll launch a second Kickstarter campaign in order to speed up the game development pace for its nascent console. Unlike the previous campaign, this time it'll match any ...
11:24 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Injectable 'smart sponge' controls diabetes, presents new targeted drug delivery method
Diabetics might appreciate high-tech glucose sensors when they're available, but the option for other advanced treatments is certainly intriguing. Take, for example, this new method developed by North...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces 3,000MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition
The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regul...
10:42 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces 3,000 MB/s enterprise SSD, shames competition
The ink has barely dried on Samsung's last SSD announcement and the South Korean manufacturer has already made it obsolete by orders of magnitude. This 2.5-inch enterprise-class SSD isn't for us regul...
10:04 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Nokia reports smaller $150 million loss in Q2 2013, Lumia sales up to 7.4 million
After BlackBerry's disastrous earnings a couple of weeks back, Nokia and Microsoft have clear bragging rights over third place in the ecosystem war -- but does a bronze medal earn you any cash? The Fi...
09:46 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Med students develop knife that can detect cancerous tissues within seconds
Here's one for the medical journals: researchers at London's Imperial College have created a high-tech scalpel that can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous tissue as it cuts. The team ca...
08:42 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget HTC One mini announced: Flagship looks, UltraPixel camera and 4.3-inch 720p display (hands-on)
Currently, the wireless industry's mantra is that good things come in large packages. But let's not just forget about the massive demographic of users that don't care about having the biggest phone on...
08:06 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 leaks for the Nexus 4, teases us one last time
Oh, Android 4.3, why must you tease us so? The new version of Jelly Bean's been making cameos all over the place for a couple months now, so it was only a matter of time until we'd see a build availab...
07:18 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget South Korea's FTC finds Google not guilty of antitrust measures
Google has been acquitted of the anti-competitive allegations brought to it more than two years ago by South Korean search operators NHN and Daum Communications, the Yonhap News reported today. Back i...
05:18 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access debuts Down Under, koalas and kiwis rejoice
Google has a history of rolling out its new services to unexpected markets, and the first non-US territories for Google Play Music All Access are no different. Mountain View recently tweeted that user...
04:16 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Bing updates autosuggest categories, gussies up your vague search parameters
Having a hard time finding something on the internet? You're probably doing it wrong -- at least that seems to be Microsoft's supposition. The company has recently revised its Bing autosuggest categor...
03:12 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 358 - 07.17.13
Richard insists Pacific Room is just a movie with a light plot (rather than a dumb action flick), while Ben explains his general distaste for pre-feature trailers. Mix those discussion with the HD new...
03:02 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Google Drive reportedly encrypting files, keeping prying eyes off of your cloud
CNET has learned that Google may be implementing measures to keep the government (or anyone else) out of your Google Drive-stored data. Should this be true, folks concerned about their privacy -- ever...
02:07 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget LG officially names G2 as successor to the Optimus G
LG isn't beating around the bush this evening; its Snapdragon 800-based followup to the original Optimus G will officially be known as the G2. Naturally, with so many of the smartphone's secrets alrea...
01:56 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget LG UPlus launches LTE-Advanced network, sets sights on SK Telecom
Not long after South Korea's SK Telecom launched the world's first LTE-Advanced network, its homegrown rival, LG U+, will be rolling out LTE-Advanced to its customers as well, according to Yonhap News...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils not-so-entry-level SSD 840 EVO with up to 1TB of space
Disappointed that most entry-level solid-state drives are limited in capacity, speed or both? You'll be happy with Samsung's newly unveiled SSD 840 EVO, then. While it's badged as a starter model, the...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget iHeartRadio launches on BlackBerry 10
You may have moved to a brand-new BlackBerry, but you won't have to give up the traditional sounds of iHeartRadio -- Clear Channel has released a port of the streaming app for BlackBerry 10 devices. I...
12:00 am -04 - Thu, July 18, 2013
Engadget Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70 superzoom packs 16.1MP, massive 60x optical zoom
The 600mm zooming capabilities of Panasonic's DMC-FZ200 superzoom not quite up to your telephoto needs? The company's added a new sibling to its Lumix lineup as a followup to the FZ60, dubbed the FZ70...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra leaks again, this time with a red, textured finish
A better look at Motorola's next Droid, the Ultra, has surfaced thanks to serial phone-revealer @evleaks. This time we're getting a clearer view of the back, decked in some familiar Verizon hues. Alon...
11:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Hulu will disable automatic Facebook sharing
The still-under-previous-ownership Hulu is disabling the Open Graph-powered option to automatically share the videos you watch with your friends on Facebook. According to the video streaming site, the...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.17.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
09:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Logitech's new Z600 Bluetooth speakers cost $150, let you connect up to three devices at once
A simple, virtual stroll through the internet would easily convey that Bluetooth speakers aren't the hot item they once were. Still, who would complain about having a vast amount of options to choose ...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget HTC teases a 'little' phone launch tomorrow
HTC isn't being very subtle, is it? Just a couple of days after the company offered an infographic extolling the virtues of small things, it has posted a teaser picture for a small device with promise...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget HTC teases a 'little' phone launch tomorrow, odds are it's a One Mini
HTC isn't being very subtle, is it? Just a couple of days after the company offered an infographic extolling the virtues of small things, it has posted a teaser picture for a small device with promise...
09:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Twitter for Android update brings in-line replies, sharing through direct messages
Twitter fans on Android just got a pair of small features that could go a long way toward streamlining conversations. An update to the app now lets socialites reply directly from a tweet's detail page...
08:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition coming July 24, brings fans over 300 minutes of new material
Count yourself among the numerous fans of Indie Game: The Movie? Good news for you, as the film's creators are set to release Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition next week. This special edition brin...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 coming to retail outlets next week, according to documents (update: pricing)
It appears that the rumored sequel to the Nexus 7 is close at hand, according to internal documents sent to us by an anonymous tipster. Apparently, the new device will be sold in stores alongside the ...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 coming to retail outlets next week, according to documents (update: pricing and pics)
It appears that the rumored sequel to the Nexus 7 is close at hand, according to internal documents sent to us by an anonymous tipster. Apparently, the new device will be sold in stores alongside the ...
08:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Intel posts Q2 2013 earnings: revenue of $12.8 billion, net profit of $2 billlion
Intel just posted decidedly mixed results for the second quarter. While it largely matched its outlook from the first quarter with $12.8 billion in revenue and a healthy net profit of $2 billion, it a...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Cricket's Muve Music 4.0 moves music onto internal storage, sports redesigned look
It seems like a common sense Muve (sorry, we couldn't resist), but with this latest service redesign, Cricket's letting smartphone users store their Muve Music tracks internally. The storage swap isn'...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Evernote and Skitch for Android updated with new annotation features
There's a double dose of good news for Evernote users on Android this morning: both the Evernote and Skitch apps have been updated with several new features. On the Evernote side, users will now be ab...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Chrome for iOS gets better integration with Google apps, fullscreen on iPad, access to full browser history
Now that Android has received that new Chrome update, it's time for iOS users to get some of that love as well. Google has released a Chrome for iOS update that introduces improved integration with ot...
06:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Polar demo Companion Web concepts through a TV app (video)
Second screen experiences on mobile devices are nothing new -- just ask many TV viewers -- but two-way interaction is frequently limited to completely in-house efforts like SmartGlass. Microsoft wants...
06:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Polar demo Companion Web concept through a TV app (video)
Second screen experiences on mobile devices are nothing new -- just ask many TV viewers -- but two-way interaction is frequently limited to completely in-house efforts like SmartGlass. Microsoft wants...
05:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Sirius XM and AT&T team up to deliver online services for Nissan cars
AT&T wants every car to be connected, but it needs help; thankfully, Sirius XM is on the same wavelength. The two have reached a deal that will have AT&T supply mobile data for Sirius XM telem...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp expands its business model to iOS, will cost users 99 cents per year
Even though the WhatsApp iPhone application received an update yesterday, today the popular messaging service made it official in a blog post which details notes from the latest release. What's of int...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Britain throws another 60 million at the Skylon spaceplane, hopes mid-life crisis over soon
After a series of successful tests on the Skylon spaceplane's SABRE engine, the UK government has decided to invest another £60 million to continue developing it. The scramjet-based tech could p...
04:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Britain throws another 60 million at the Skylon spaceplane, hopes mid-life crisis is over soon
After a series of successful tests on the Skylon spaceplane's SABRE engine, the UK government has decided to invest another £60 million to continue developing it. The scramjet-based tech could p...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Google set to host press event July 24th featuring Sundar Pichai
Google's always cooking something up, and the company has our undivided attention when the press gets invited over for a breakfast featuring Sundar Pichai, the man in charge of Chrome and Android. Whi...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 17: HP Envy TouchSmart, 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 tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Tesla CTO hopes to reduce EV charging times to 10 minutes or less
Charging time is the bane of every EV driver; even the half-hour for a partial fuel-up at a Tesla Supercharger station can feel like an eternity next to the few minutes required for gasoline. Tesla CT...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent Sync Beta launches with Android app, file versioning
BitTorrent Sync Alpha isn't ready to equal rivals like Dropbox or Google Drive without a mobile component. It's a good thing that BitTorrent just launched Sync Beta, then -- the more polished release ...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 500 launching in Taiwan next week, boasts 'energy of the young'
Despite HTC launching the Desire 200 and Desire 600 earlier this year, it looks like there's still a bit of room left for the Desire family to grow. According to an invitation we've just received from...
01:32 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Half-Life modders gain Valve's approval, will launch new 'Sven Co-op' on Steam
Having developed Sven Co-op for the better part of two decades, the team behind the Half-Life mod has finally been given the keys to Valve Corporation's candy store. The company has granted the moddin...
12:56 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Sylvia's WaterColorBot takes to Kickstarter for the usual reason (video)
Fresh from impressing President Obama, Bill Nye and LeVar Burton, WaterColorBot -- sorry, Super Awesome Sylvia's WaterColorBot -- is ready for prime time. The makers are taking to Kickstarter in order...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Magic Lantern gives 14 stops of DR to Canon 5D Mark III with dual ISO recording
Magic Lantern's brought some miraculous features to Canon EOS DSLRs lately, including RAW video recording on the 5D Mark III, and video recording, period, to the 50D. Its latest feat is no less amazin...
11:50 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget UK Surveillance Agency off the hook, legally, for PRISM
It may be the US government generating the most PRISM-related headlines, but the UK authorities have found themselves in plenty of hot water as well. If you were one of her privacy-concerned citizens ...
11:38 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget 4K for 4k: Samsung's latest Ultra HDTVs arriving in the UK
If you're in the mood for more pixels and have the pounds sterling to back it up, there's good news: you can now grab Samsung's 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs in the UK. The smaller UE55F9000 model is going f...
11:04 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Apple patent hints at possibility of Liquidmetal iPhone and iPad
For all its tough chemical properties and unusual capacity for intricate molding, Liquidmetal apparently still can't be turned into anything much bigger than Apple's SIM ejector tool or, perhaps, the ...
10:47 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget EU regulators say Google must improve its antitrust concession offer
The European Union's antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia, told a news conference today that the commission had deemed Google's recent concession offer insufficient. According to a Reuters report, Almunia...
10:47 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget EU regulators say Google must improve its antitrust concession offer (updated)
The European Union's antitrust chief, Joaquin Almunia, told a news conference today that the commission had deemed Google's recent concession offer insufficient. According to a Reuters report, Almunia...
10:13 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget HP Split x2 Windows 8 hybrid now available on Best Buy for $750
Perhaps the "x2" in Split x2's name indicates that HP worked double-time to bring the device to market before its August release date. A follow up to the Envy x2, the device is a 13-inch Windows 8 hyb...
09:33 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm updating firmware on X-Pro 1, X-E1 cameras for better focus
Using the X-Pro 1 and X-E1 can sometimes be fiddly, but we can't hate on the pair too much as they're just so darn beautiful. Fortunately, Fujifilm has realized that looks aren't everything and will r...
08:48 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Panasonic launches $100 SC-NT10 rugged wireless speaker
Panasonic is no stranger to the rugged gadget game, so it doesn't come as a surprise that the company's newest wireless speaker is another toughie. Called the SC-NT10, the 4W compact device houses two...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Google Maps SDK v1.4 for iOS brings Street View, indoor maps to your app
While the Google Maps update for iOS is barely out of the cellophane, Mountain View's keeping up the momentum with a matching SDK revision. Version 1.4 of the developer kit for iOS maps allows app mak...
07:53 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Acer reportedly replacing Iconia W3 Windows tablet after just a few months
Here's some double-edged news, the significance of which depends on whether you just bought an Acer Iconia W3 or were holding off for something with better components. Acer spokeswoman Sterre Swank, q...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Ford hybrid software update will improve gas mileage, arrives in August
Apparently the window stickers of Ford's hybrid line didn't tell the whole story when it came to gas mileage. After a series of class-action lawsuits regarding fuel usage estimates and Consumer Report...
06:12 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget HTC One Mini shows up as 601e in Chinese certification database
Why hello again, One Mini! While HTC has yet to make this metallic 4.3-inch phone official, the closest thing we have right now is this certification in China's TENAA database. What's new is the "601e...
05:57 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 gets certified in China, packs 4.7-inch screen
Well, what do we have here? According to China's official certification website (TENAA), this above is the unannounced Nokia Lumia 625. The handset apparently features a 4.7-inch WVGA screen with supe...
05:57 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 leaks in China, packs 4.7-inch screen
Well, what do we have here? According to China's official certification website (TENAA), this above is the unannounced Nokia Lumia 625. The handset apparently features a 4.7-inch WVGA screen with supe...
05:22 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget UK to test driverless cars on public roads before the end of 2013
While Americans have seen a few driverless cars on the open road, their British counterparts have had to settle for demos on private circuits. They'll get a better glimpse soon, though, as the UK Depa...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Acer's 23-inch Z3-605 all-in-one ships to the US, starting at $700
Want a straightforward Windows 8 all-in-one that won't cost a pretty penny? Acer has you covered with the launch of its Z3-605 Series in the US. The 23-inch desktop isn't a performance champ when it c...
03:15 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget US Cellular to reintroduce contracts for existing customer upgrades
Snagging a subsidized phone after completing a two-year contract with US Cellular has meant not having to ink another 24-month commitment, but it looks like that's about to change. We've gotten wind f...
02:03 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Google Maps 2.0 for iOS starts rolling out with iPad support, indoor maps
The revamped Google Maps design reached Android last week; now, it's iOS' turn. Google Maps 2.0 is gradually rolling out worldwide for Apple's platform, and it's bringing the Android version's discove...
02:03 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Google Maps 2.0 for iOS starts rolling out with iPad support, indoor maps (update: offline maps too)
The revamped Google Maps design reached Android last week; now, it's iOS' turn. Google Maps 2.0 is gradually rolling out worldwide for Apple's platform, and it's bringing the Android version's discove...
01:51 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Tumblr for iOS receives critical security update, users urged to change passwords
A fresh version of Tumblr just hit iOS devices less than a week ago, but now the Yahoo-owned service is pushing out a newer release with "a very important security update." Not only is the outfit reco...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Data.gov redesign preview modernizes public data delivery
While we know the government's spying on our personal data, what's it doing with all of the public info it gathers? President Obama's answer to that question was creating Data.gov, a portal that publi...
12:13 am -04 - Wed, July 17, 2013
Engadget Vidzone music video streaming app comes to PlayStation 3 users in the US
Music Unlimited has long been Sony's preferred musical portal on the PlayStation 3, but for those who enjoy video to accompany their music, there's a new option available to folks in the US: Vidzone. ...
11:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's not Monday, but it's still time for 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 ahea...
11:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.16.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Paramount picks DTS-HD codec to deliver surround sound for UltraViolet common file format digital movies
Early this year, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. movie studios chose Dolby Digital Plus as their preferred means to deliver surround sound for their UltraViolet common file format (CFF) downloads. Pa...
10:11 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Google Street View brings you 1,000 feet up the Eiffel Tower, no tickets required
Once you're done couch-surfing that spectacular Google Street View of the Burj Khalifa, you can now head on over a few thousand miles with a click of the mouse to the Eiffel Tower, where the views are...
09:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Verizon to host event on July 23rd, likely involves new Droid devices
Verizon is sending out invites to the press regarding a mystery event next week. While the invite doesn't reveal which products are set to be announced, we have a pretty solid indication of what to ex...
09:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Twitter for BlackBerry 10 updated: revamped UI, multiple account access and more
Suffice it to say, the BB10 crowd hasn't exactly been pleased with the current Twitter app on the platform -- a quick look at the BlackBerry World reviews pretty much sums up the frustration. Now, hop...
09:14 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Google simplifies new Maps preview with instant access (video)
There's a new Google Maps on the way, and you can check it out today. The search giant just simplified the process for getting access -- instead of signing up and waiting for an email invitation, you ...
09:14 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Google offers instant access to its new Maps preview (video)
There's a new Google Maps on the way, and you can check it out today. The search giant just simplified the process for getting access -- instead of signing up and waiting for an email invitation, you ...
09:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft asks US Attorney General to intervene on security disclosures, denies assisting with NSA interceptions
Microsoft sits between a rock and a hard place when it comes to privacy -- it can't reveal more about FISA requests, but it's also accused of assisting with NSA eavesdropping. The company is trying to...
08:43 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly pitching streaming online TV service to multiple media companies
Streaming online television services appears to be the next big thing in the Valley -- at least, if you ask Google, Apple, Intel and other tech giants that are considering making a move in that direct...
08:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget The origin of 'OK, Glass,' as told by Google's Amanda Rosenberg
"OK, Glass." It's a phrase that's become synonymous with Google's trailblazing wearable tech, and with good reason. As the headset's hotword, it must be uttered by the user (with varying levels of sel...
08:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: NEC to halt smartphone business after Lenovo deal falls through
Barely a month after NEC introduced the Terrain (seen above), its first phone in the US in eight years, and it looks like the company is about to give up its smartphone business for good. According to...
08:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Yahoo announces Q2 2013 earnings: $1.13b revenue, $137 million income
The closing bell has rung, and Yahoo has released its earnings for the second quarter of 2013. What's the final verdict? Compared year-to-year over the same quarter last year, it's mostly good news fo...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Electronic Frontier Foundation sues NSA, calls surveillance programs unconstitutional
Earlier today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the Obama administration over concerns surrounding the NSA's extensive surveillance programs, just weeks after the ACLU did the same. Filed on be...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Outlook Web App comes to iOS devices in native form
It hasn't been hard to get Exchange support on iOS devices, but there's some for whom third-party apps and web clients just won't do. Microsoft has them covered today -- it just repackaged the Outlook...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Chrome beta brings improved suggestions to address bar, Android users get new WebRTC benefits
Google has rolled out some changes to its Chrome browser on a number of fronts today, with new betas hitting Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. For those on a traditional desktop or laptop, the biggest ...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Whatsapp for iOS updated with multiple photo support, iCloud chat history backup
We here at Engadget love app updates, especially when new features and functionality are involved. WhatsApp is doing this very thing with version 2.10.1, which was released today. The refresh offers a...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Nubia Z5 mini official, touts full-size hardware at a tiny price
ZTE's sub-label Nubia may want a refresher on the definition of "mini," because we're not seeing many sacrifices in its just-shipped Z5 mini. At 4.7 inches, the Android phone is nearly as large as the...
06:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget This is Your Life: Facebook and the business of identity
"The story of your life."With that phrase, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced the company's new Timeline profile in the fall of 2011. The social network's original profile page, he explained, was...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Instagram Designer Tim Van Damme moving to Dropbox in early August
Ready to tackle new challenges and experiences, Tim Van Damme, the Lead Designer for Instagram, will be leaving the Facebook-acquired company to join up with Dropbox. Van Damme has a healthy track rec...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Dish opens Hopper DVR to handful of third-party mobile app developers
As powerful as the Hopper DVR can be, it largely exists in an app vacuum: to date, only official releases like Dish Explorer and Dish Social have had access. Dish is giving its set-top box some much n...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Huawei officially outs MediaPad 7 Youth tablet, availability set for Q3
The MediaPad 7 Youth's brief visit to the FCC let us know that it was only a matter of time before Huawei made an official announcement, and today the company's done exactly that. This 7-inch slate jo...
04:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Xbox One has play as you download functionality similar to PlayStation 4
Sony's PlayStation 4 isn't the only next-gen console that claims to offer near-instant access to digital games -- Microsoft's Xbox One apparently does as well, according to a statement issue by Redmon...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Bubba Watson's hovercraft golf cart available now for $58k, that's one dollar for every jealous comment
When we first saw the BW1 golf cart hovercraft, it's fair to say we were excited. But now -- if you've got burdensome disposable income -- you can buy one for yourself. If you're willing to drop the r...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Intuitive Aerial takes the Oculus Rift on its first FPV drone flight (video)
The Oculus Rift: it's not just for gaming. Erik Torkel Danielsson, one of the co-founders of Intuitive Aerial, decided to put his shiny new Rift through its paces this week by pairing it with his comp...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget NYC partners with Cablevision, Time Warner Cable to bring WiFi hotspots to city parks
Mayor Bloomberg's government is often finding ways to keep The Big Apple as connected to the internet as can be. Today, in an effort to bring more connectivity options to its residents (and tourists),...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a 'Connect to Cell' phone system and $100 Best Buy gift card, courtesy of AT&T!
It's easy to forget that AT&T provides more than just smartphones and tablets -- it has a rather robust wireline segment as well. The "Connect to Cell" products you see above are designed to bridg...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Scientists use sound waves to lift and move objects, make cup of joe in mid air
Levitating objects with sound waves isn't anything new, but a team from Switzerland has taken it to the next level by rotating and moving objects as they float. In fact, the researchers were able to m...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Scientists use sound waves to lift and move objects, make cup of joe mid-air
Levitating objects with sound waves isn't anything new, but a team from Switzerland has taken it to the next level by rotating and moving objects as they float. In fact, the researchers were able to m...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Apple debuts Logic Pro X with redesigned interface, new Drummer feature
Logic Pro faces some stiff competition from the likes of Pro Tools, but Apple's hoping to bring a few more music professionals into its camp with a fairly major revision of the software. Available tod...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Crytek hunting for developer who can bring CryEngine to Linux
The penguin has been getting awfully cozy with game developers lately. This time it's with the company known to make GPUs melt at the faintest whisper of its name: Crytek. According to a recent job li...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Google Glass may get Play Store access soon
Third-party apps have begun trickling out for Glass, but if Google expects thousands of add-ons to make their way to the public, it's going to need a searchable database of available downloads. And th...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Tango update brings Facebook-like social networking features
Tango dances its way into a bigger ballroom today -- it's no longer just a cross-platform messenger now that the latest update brings a number of social networking features to the mix. Following the r...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Study reveals AI systems are as smart as a 4-year-old, lack common sense
It'll take a long time before we see a J.A.R.V.I.S. in real life -- University of Illinois at Chicago researchers put MIT's ConceptNet 4 AI through the verbal portions of a children's IQ test, and rat...
12:18 pm -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Lab of Things now in open beta, lets researchers study all the things
Microsoft has released the first beta version of Lab of Things (LoT), and it's much more than just a fun name. LoT enables researchers to access data from connected devices around the world, collabora...
11:52 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget HTC and Sony prevail over patent troll WiLAN
A federal jury has just taken a bite out of patent licensing firm WiLAN's business plan, ruling that HTC, Sony, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson didn't infringe any of the four patents it sued them over. T...
11:45 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget PSA: Watch today's ISS spacewalk right here, coverage begins 8:10 am ET
ISS Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy and Luca Parmitano are set to commence a spacewalk on the ISS today starting at 8:10 ET. The pair will undertake the final installation of bypass jumpers, providing ...
11:27 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro due in 40 more countries this quarter, probably not the UK
Having earned some respect here in the US and on its home turf, the LG Optimus G Pro is about ready to hit stores in Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Latin America. Reasons to be interested? The bi...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget HTC One 'glamour red' hands-on
A lot of the smartphone color options we see announced are no big deal, but there was a certain something about HTC's metallic red One that demanded closer attention. We've just handled burgundy bombs...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's Exceria Pro SDHC cards claim 'world's fastest' write speeds of 240MB per second
SD cards are a dime a dozen, so any new entrants need a pretty juicy hook to get our ears pricked. Toshiba's Exceria Pro cards mightn't have any wireless or special transfer features, but they do clai...
10:11 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Sugar smartphone packs 5.16 carats in Swarovski gems, worthy specs (video)
Many ostensibly female-oriented phones tend to be compromised, with flashiness on the outside sadly unmatched by power on the inside. Not so Sugar's inaugural, namesake smartphone: while the Android 4...
09:48 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Lytro's selective focus camera finally coming to the UK starting at 399
Assuming you haven't given up on the idea, you'll soon be able to buy a Lytro light field camera in the UK -- even though it's been on US shelves since early last year. To remind you after all this ti...
08:46 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget BBC promises five new HD channels by early 2014, including News, Beebies and BBC Four
Not that they weren't pretty excellent already, but some major BBC channels are due to get a 1080p makeover by early next year. UK viewers will get five new channels in total, with no need for any sub...
08:46 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget BBC promises five new HD channels by early 2014, including News, CBeebies and BBC Four
Not that they weren't pretty excellent already, but some major BBC channels are due to get 1080p upgrades by early next year. UK viewers will get five new channels in total, with no need for any subsc...
08:25 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Apple 'in talks' to buy motion control specialist (and Kinect maker) PrimeSense
Israeli news source Calcalist has a decent track record when it comes to acquisition gossip, even if the gossip itself sometimes comes to nothing. Bearing that in mind, the latest rumor is that Apple ...
08:25 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Apple 'in talks' to buy motion control specialist (and Kinect maker) PrimeSense (update)
Israeli news source Calcalist has a decent track record when it comes to acquisition gossip, even if the gossip itself sometimes comes to nothing. Bearing that in mind, the latest rumor is that Apple ...
07:30 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Alleged Sony Xperia 'Honami' specs reveal beefy 20MP camera sensor
We're less than one month away from a flood of gadget news at IFA in Berlin, and we have a sneaking suspicion that an imaging centric flagship smartphone from Sony called "Honami" is going to be there...
07:09 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget OneNote for Windows 8 gains Office 365 integration, touch keyboard improvements
Hot on the heels of the recent iOS and Android overhaul of OneNote comes an update for the Windows 8 and Windows RT versions which adds Office 365 integration and touch keyboard improvements. The app ...
06:37 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Sony PS4 dev kit FCC filing shows off extra ports, 2.75GHz max clock speed
Sony proudly showed off its PlayStation 4 hardware for the first time at E3, and now we're getting a peek at what developers are working with this generation thanks to the FCC. A DUH-D1000AA Developme...
06:37 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Sony PS4 dev kit FCC filing shows off extra ports, 2.75GHz max clock frequency
Sony proudly showed off its PlayStation 4 hardware for the first time at E3, and now we're getting a peek at what developers are working with this generation thanks to the FCC. The DUH-D1000AA prototy...
05:50 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry A10 specs reportedly leak, hint at big battery and Verizon model
So far, we've only had furtive glances of the rumored BlackBerry A10 through basic specs and a short video. However, CrackBerry forum member nereuszeer may have given us much more insight by posting w...
05:11 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi announces $2.16 billion revenue in 1H 2013, beating the entire 2012
In a Chinese press release we just received, phone maker Xiaomi has just announced that it generated a revenue of CN¥13.27 billion or about $2.16 billion in the first half of 2013. This easily exc...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T Next to offer yearly upgrades as part of new monthly installment plan
Could it be that T-Mobile's efforts aren't going unnoticed in the wireless community after all? Less than a week after John Legere unveiled Jump -- and just hours after we heard rumors about Verizon's...
03:30 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Xolo Play T1000 brings Tegra 3-based phones to India
Tegra 4-based phones may be all the rage lately, but many in India haven't even had a shot at the Tegra 3 -- not very fair, we'd say. Xolo is addressing that deficit by launching the Play T1000, which...
02:44 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget NASA and SETI discover new Neptunian moon, spot what Voyager 2 missed
A baker's dozen worth of moons might already sound like too many for us Earthlings, but Neptune has just had its count bumped to 14. Though the extra luna appeared as a white dot in over 150 photos ta...
02:08 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Yahoo launches wish list for requesting inactive usernames
If you're itching to shed that old, embarrassing Yahoo username in favor of something a little more age appropriate, we've got good news. Mayer and Co. have just opened up a wish list to request inact...
01:06 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Sony Video Unlimited adds persistent library, grants cross-device access
Using Sony's Video Unlimited platform just got a little more appealing. Prior to Shacknews' discovery of a change in the store's terms of service, once you purchased a video it was only available on t...
12:19 am -04 - Tue, July 16, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 15th - 21st)
USA Network is returning some summer favorites over the next few days with the season premieres of Suits and Covert Affairs, while MLB's All-Star events are also in full effect. Look below for the hig...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget US government to declassify Yahoo legal docs on FISA, secret court opinion
Yahoo had claimed that it fought against PRISM since 2008, and now it's about to land previously-secret court documents to prove it. A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that the US Dep...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play for web gets the refreshed interface promised at I/O 2013
Back at its I/O 2013 developer conference, Google pledged that it would be bringing the mobile design of Google Play to its internet portal. Today, that change has finally rolled out into the world wi...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget HTC all but confirms One Mini smartphone with cutesy infographic
"Can you think of anything else that packs a big punch into a small package?" That's an inquiry posed by HTC on a fresh company blog post, lathered with hyperbole and dominated by an infographic that ...
10:26 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Verizon leak shows VZ Edge upgrade program: trade your phone in once you've paid off half of it
T-Mobile's been grabbing a lot of headlines lately with its consumer-friendly handset deals and upgrade programs, but it appears that Big Red has similar ideas. The folks at Droid Life have acquired a...
09:44 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly pitching ad skipping technology to cable companies
Tim Stevens, forever known as a bearded legend and a dignified gentleman in the realm of Engadget, once placed a small sum of money into a charity bet with Gene Munster. At question, as you'll likely ...
09:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget IMDb updates Android and iOS apps, lets US users buy movie tickets directly
Last year IMDb updated its mobile application to bring folks HD-quality movie trailers to aid in their cinematic decision making. Today, iOS and Android users living in the US can act on those decisio...
08:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Uber intros fare splitting for cost-conscious ridesharers
Few party-goers look forward to the math involved with paying for a shared cab ride home. Now that Uber supports fare splitting, they won't have to: the company's updated Android and iOS apps let pass...
07:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget All Good Things
I still remember the comments on my welcome letter when I took over the site on a sunny day in early 2011. It was beautiful outside and here I was sweating bullets in a tiny NYC hotel room, watching t...
06:59 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Google and Microsoft agree to US guidelines for fighting ads on pirate sites
The White House isn't happy that many counterfeiters and pirates lean on internet advertising to support their sketchy ways. Accordingly, it just teamed up with Google, Microsoft and other ad provider...
06:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Geeksphone preps upgraded PeakPlus Firefox OS phone, 25GB of cloud space for new users
Geeksphone's Firefox OS-based Keon and Peak phones have mostly catered to developers; the company is now widening that audience with an upgraded phone for the public, the Peak+. While Geeksphone isn't...
05:49 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Famicom turns 30: a look back at the console that saved gaming
Without Nintendo's Famicom there would be no NES. And without the NES, chances are, the video game industry as we know it would never have existed. It's hard to appreciate history while you're living ...
05:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget India closes state-run telegram service after 163 years
Sunday night marked closure of India's telegram service after 163 years STOPService had lost money for several years, only 75 offices had remained open STOPEmail and smartphone use had replaced antiqu...
04:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 15: Samsung 24-inch 1080p HDTV, ASUS Nexus 7
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget IRL: UNDFIND's One camera bag and FIFA 13 for Xbox 360
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. Can't bring ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless' ACA1 802.11ac WiFi adapter launches July 22nd for $89.99 (video)
"It's not me, it's you," scolds the distant WiFi hotspot as your connection drops for the ninth time in an hour. As much as you may dream of buying a 20 meter Ethernet cable, Amped Wireless is determi...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Aviary lands on Windows Phone 8, paid content made free for a limited time
Aviary has come a long way from its humble origins as a Flickr plugin -- over the last year it's graduated to a standalone app, been given a makeover and has even been ported to Windows 8. Today the p...
03:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Sprint's tri-band LTE modems go on sale this Friday
Sprint announced its first tri-band 4G LTE devices back in May, and now the recently acquired carrier says they'll start shipping on July 19th. The Novatel MiFi 500, Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot and Ne...
02:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Canadian telecom Telus first to offer shortened two-year wireless contracts
Canadians can finally say goodbye to the dreaded three-year cell contracts they've been strapped with for too long: Telus is now offering a two-year contract per Canada's new wireless code. The compan...
02:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Angry Birds Star Wars 2 launching September 19th with Skylanders-esque toy tie-in
In a wholly unsurprising move, Finnish game dev studio Rovio Entertainment is creating yet another entry in its prolific Angry Birds series -- Angry Birds Star Wars 2. As its name implies, ABSW2 is th...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Thom Yorke pulls recent tracks from Spotify in protest against low pay for new artists
The artist famed for fronting Radiohead, and not so much for toeing the line, has withdrawn his solo tracks from Spotify and some smaller streaming services in order to highlight the low payments give...
01:22 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft drops Surface RT to $349 following global price cuts
Microsoft's Surface RT is hardly the world's most popular tablet, but the software giant clearly wants to create some momentum for its aging Windows 8 slate. MS just dropped the device's price to $349...
01:08 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget UK reportedly wants internet filters labeled as 'default-on,' true or not
It's no secret that some British residents want an active-by-default internet filter to keep kids away from salacious content. However, the BBC now claims that the UK government wants to falsely imply...
12:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Former Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie joins HP's board of directors
Ray Ozzie may have left Microsoft back in October 2010, having directly focused a lot of the company's recent efforts on cloud connectivity, but he's now got a new job. Ozzie will be joining HP CEO Me...
12:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Head of Google China, Dr. John Liu, stepping down after six years
After six years of overseeing Google's operations in China, Dr. John Liu is stepping down "to pursue other opportunities." During his tenure, we've seen the search engine struggle with censorship, alm...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite launching on July 28th for $800
Last month, Samsung gave us a look at two new ATIV Book 9 Ultrabooks, both of which will replace the company's famed Series 9 lineup. While the ATIV Book 9 Plus, with its QHD+ display and brand-new Ha...
11:17 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Surface RT prices slashed in UK and Australia, 32GB model down to 279 or $389
Following the significant price cut Microsoft's Surface RT received in the US recently, its cost has begun dropping in other regions, too. In the UK, Redmond's official online store is selling the 32G...
10:08 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Meet Utilite, a $99 quad-core ARM-based PC running Ubuntu
That box you see above? It's a quad-core ARM-based PC running Ubuntu called Utilite. The desktop system, made by Compulab, will be available next month starting at $99. While there are plenty of Andro...
08:16 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Apple allegedly working with Samsung again on chips for 2015 devices
Samsung has been exclusively making chips for Apple's iOS devices since the first iPhone started shipping in 2007 -- we don't need to tell you that makes for an odd relationship. Several months ago, T...
06:40 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Sony agrees to pay 250K fine in UK for 2011 data breach, begrudgingly
Remember the 2011 attack that crippled Sony's PlayStation Network, leaked almost a quarter million users' information and generally was a nuisance? It's still cleaning up after that mess. Earlier this...
04:57 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget ZTE Geek U988S outed as world's first Tegra 4 phone, headed to China Mobile
China's TENAA certification database is notorious for leaking mobile devices, but this time ZTE's learned that if you can't beat it, then just play along with it. After this U988S was leaked by TENAA ...
03:13 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon?
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon is such a beautiful piece of hardware that we're having trouble concentrating. With that carbon fiber chassis, the Ultrabook is thin, light and classily understated. Even p...
02:58 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon?
Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon is such a beautiful piece of hardware that we're having trouble concentrating. With that carbon fiber chassis, the Ultrabook is thin, light and classily understated. Even p...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, July 15, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 8th, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ma...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 07.08.2013
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at ...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Nook tablet, an epilogue
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The recent announcement by Barnes & Noble that it would discontinue its Nook tablets marked the exit of what once p...
08:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly hiring new talent to solve iWatch design problems
Rumors, suggestions and trademark applications have been building a case for an wrist-worn Apple product for some time now -- an official iWatch to fulfill the wearable potential of the iPod Nano. Now...
07:17 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Keepin' it real fake: HTC One gets a convincing plastic clone (video)
We hate to say this, but the KIRF market is often a good indicator on how popular certain devices are, hence the plentiful of fake iPhones and Galaxy phones in China. (Meanwhile, MediaTek is shameless...
05:32 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Nokia puts PureView into the Lumia 1020 and there's a whole lot of gold
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.Welcome to this week's After Math, with Nokia and T-Mobile both holding N...
03:10 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Moto X's Open Mic demoed, enables voice command when screen is off (video)
Just when we're getting bored of all these static Moto X leaks, a couple of new video clips popped up to finally show off some of the software goodies. The first one appears to be a leaked Rogers prom...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: human-powered helicopter, a 3D-printed SLR and smog-eating pavement
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 aviation fans witnessed a world's first as AeroVe...
01:38 pm -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Dual-SIM HTC Butterfly S certified for China, comes with removable back cover
It's a given that HTC will eventually launch its new Butterfly S in China, but will it be a dual-SIM version like the One Dual variants offered over there? The answer is yes, according to a filing in ...
11:02 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Clippy hits the road as Office 365 expands to 38 new countries
Almost five months after its debut, Office 365 is getting 38 new passport stamps. Clippy's hitting such exotic locales as Fiji, the Bahamas and Barbados, and it's even picking up new languages along t...
09:27 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Valve debuts Pipeline, a portal for teens seeking the greatest internship ever
Valve is proving its unicorn status amongst game developers once again. This time, by hiring a group of handsome teenagers to work within its secretive walls. Pipeline is the latest experiment from th...
07:39 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Revolv shows how you could control a connected home with Google Glass (video)
Hasta la vista, switches.Filed under: Misc, GoogleCommentsSource: Revolv...
05:53 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Purported BlackBerry A10 'Aristo' briefly flaunted in video leak
Hot on the heels of the BlackBerry Z10 getting an update to BB 10.1 and price cuts at various retailers, a future model to come out of Waterloo has apparently been leaked. In a video posted to YouTube...
03:21 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best Google Reader replacement?
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 Everyone on the internet, who emailed i...
02:00 am -04 - Sun, July 14, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 8th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, Microsoft detailed its forthcoming Windows Phone 8 update, Masa...
11:22 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp update for WP8 brings in-app dialing, background agent support
A number of issues have plagued WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8, but hopefully this latest update has addressed some of them. While it's yet to integrate a VoIP function like Viber and other competitors, ...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 7.13.13: cancer-smelling machines, singing synchronicity and the solar system's tail
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Science and research. Two of our favorite words around these parts. This week, we have both in spades. F...
07:27 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Lernstift is the vibrating pen that critiques your spelling (video)
One reason that we prefer keyboards to pens is the dignity-saving presence of a spell checker -- but that won't help your average schoolchild, obligated to learn their language scrawling on dead trees...
05:42 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Halo: Spartan Assault to be available first on Verizon's Windows Phone 8 devices
We knew Halo: Spartan Assault would be making its debut sometime this month; what we didn't know, however, is that it would only be reaching Verizon-branded Windows Phone 8 handsets initially. Accordi...
03:37 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Oculus explains the battles against latency and motion sickness in VR
Current VR just can't match our natural experiences -- real life doesn't have much lag, for example. However, Oculus has just published a pair of research posts showing the ways that it's closing the ...
01:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Moto X using Verizon's network surfaces in leaked photo
What's said to be the Moto X has been breaking cover left and right, and now it's made yet another appearance. Android Central has scored a new photo of the device in question, and while it looks near...
01:28 pm -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Moto X using Verizon's network surfaces in leaked photo (updated)
What's said to be the Moto X has been breaking cover left and right, and now it's made yet another appearance. Android Central has scored a new photo of the device in question, and while it looks near...
10:51 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Channel Master and Echostar working on new OTA DVR
Sometimes you just want to enjoy TV without making a commitment, and time-shifting broadcasts either means building your own HTPC or purchasing an OTA DVR -- like the now defunct Boxee. Back in 2011, ...
08:10 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Intel may launch internet TV service using OnCue name
Intel has been open with its plans to introduce an internet-based TV service, but many of the details remain up in the air -- not the least of which is the name. However, GigaOM has done sleuthing tha...
06:34 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 prices slashed across the board: $99 at Verizon and AT&T, $49 on Amazon
Looking for an excuse to try out BlackBerry's latest flagship? Here's one: now it's cheap. Folks willing to sign up for a usual two year agreement can score the BlackBerry Z10 for $99 at both AT&T...
01:54 am -04 - Sat, July 13, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Time Warner Cable still in talks to buy stake in Hulu
Hulu may have put the kibosh on auctioning itself off wholesale, but it looks like some money may still be changing hands. Citing three people familiar with the situation, Bloomberg reports that Time ...
11:39 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget MoDaCo.Switch to let HTC One jump between Sense and stock Android (video)
Not sure if you want the regular HTC One or its Google Play Edition? MoDaCo's newly detailed MoDaCo.Switch ROM should let you have both. The custom firmware lets the indecisive run either the Sense in...
10:45 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.12.2013
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...
10:11 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Dr. Amar Bose, audio visionary, dies at 83
Opinions about Bose's consumer audio products aside, there's no discrediting the extensive contributions its founder added to the world of amplified sound. On that note, we're saddened report that its...
09:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft sues US Customs and Border Protection for not enforcing ITC exclusion order against Motorola
Thought the ITC battle between Microsoft and Motorola over Microsoft's email-based meeting patents was over? Think again. Despite winning an exclusion order (read: an import ban) on all MMI handsets i...
09:06 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget AT&T to buy Leap Wireless for $1.19 billion
AT&T dropped an interesting bit of news this afternoon: it's going to purchase Leap Wireless in its entirety for $15 per share, which translates to roughly $1.19 billion in cash. For many, Leap is...
08:34 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Audible for Android gets design overhaul, improved library management and more
Amazon knows that although a number people prefer (or need, in some cases ) audio over visuals to absorb published works, it's still very important to provide a pleasant experience on the design front...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: The mobile megapixel wars go thermonuclear
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.Nokia has been teasing a zoomable Windows Phone smartphone for what seems like ages now, and finally it has...
07:27 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft sets new hardware certification requirements for Windows 8.1
Just a month or so before Windows 8.1 gets sent to OEMs and the Redmond giant has helpfully provided new hardware certification requirements for them to meet. Announced at Microsoft's Worldwide Partne...
06:58 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget JVC launches flagship BlackSapphire XL 3D HDTV line with Netflix, Slingbox client
JVC's been trying to get back into the HDTV game via its recent partnership with Vizio maker Amtran, and just took another big step by unveiling the flagship BlackSapphire SL series. The new models bo...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget iPad mini with Retina display rumored to be delayed until early next year
How could a product that hasn't seen an official announcement be facing delays? It's a puzzling tale, that's a certainty. Still, rumors of a pixel-packed iPad mini have been making the rounds for a wh...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: UE Boom, VAIO Duo 13, and Internet privacy tips
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...
05:25 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Hulu off the market: Fox, Disney and NBC to maintain ownership
Well, we've been waiting to hear who would wind up purchasing the struggling Hulu, and now we know -- nobody! Instead the service will see an infusion of cash totaling $750 million from its current ow...
05:15 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom review: a messy marriage of smartphone and camera
More InfoSamsung Galaxy S4 Zoom hands-onSamsung Galaxy Camera reviewSamsung Galaxy S 4 reviewAndroid on a point-and-shoot? Last year we learned that it could be done. But with some features that dupli...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget B&O Play's Corporate VP Henrik Taudorf Lorensen on Path and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum
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, B&...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Boost Mobile ships Samsung Galaxy Prevail II for $180 off-contract
Well over two years after the original graced Boost Mobile's shelves, Samsung's Galaxy Prevail II is being announced for the same carrier. Available for just $179.99 in off-contract form, the handset ...
04:02 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget eBay releases Exact iOS app, a shopping portal for customized 3D-printed products
Despite dropping prices in the 3D printer market, not everybody's able to get a MakerBot and print the objects of their desire. Today, however, eBay's launching a way -- aside from trekking to MakerBo...
03:07 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget GlassKap project brings 3D-printed crosshairs, macro lens to Google Glass (video)
Todd Blatt wants to have more fun with Google Glass than just the occasional game of Battleship, and he has been crowdfunding 3D-printed GlassKap add-ons to spice things up. His newest additions to th...
02:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget LaCie's updated NAS OS 3 software boosts RAID write speeds, expands hybrid cloud capabilities
Rely heavily on a LaCie 5big NAS Pro or 2big NAS? If so, you'll want to carve out a few minutes to inject a bit of new software (tap "Support" in the product's Dashboard). The aforementioned outfit ha...
02:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Intel-powered ZTE Geek arrives in China on July 25th
When we first caught a glimpse of the ZTE Geek in Beijing, it was merely an awkwardly named prototype. Now, it looks like the smartphone with "Intel Inside" will soon be ready for primetime -- in Chin...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Motorola X likely spotted in the hands of Google's Eric Schmidt
During the winter, Sun Valley is known for its skiing. This time of the year, however, it's quickly becoming a tech hotspot as some of the industry's top execs gather together at the annual Allen and ...
01:43 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Unannounced Motorola Moto X likely spotted in the hands of Google's Eric Schmidt
During the winter, Sun Valley is known for its skiing. This time of the year, however, it's quickly becoming a tech hotspot as some of the industry's top execs gather together at the annual Allen and ...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 98: How Facebook turned your identity into a commodity
And we're back! After a week off to consume as many summer cookout foods as possible here in the US, our tablet mag is returning to action. This time around, we take a look at how Facebook has taken y...
01:04 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Jeff Bezos to open Center for Innovation this fall, aims to inspire young would-be entrepreneurs
What's an e-commerce tycoon to do after funding everything from nuclear fusion startups to commercial spaceflight ventures? Why help develop a museum exhibit to inspire young folks and teach them abou...
12:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget DARPA's Atlas robot will be taught to save you if the sky falls (video)
DARPA and Boston Dynamics seem bent on engineering the robot revolution, and it's while wearing a suspicious smile that they introduce us to Atlas, their latest humanoid creation. Inorganically evolve...
12:09 pm -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget 3DS update brings new Streetpass games, soft-selling rabbit
Ever dance with a rabbit who shilled new StreetPass diversions in the bright sunlight? No? Well, the latest 3DS update will fix that. Within the system's StreetPass Plaza dwells a white lagomorph with...
11:48 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget EU raids Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Orange offices in data probe
Woop, woop, that's the sound of the... European Commission? EU officials (figuratively) kicked in the doors of Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Orange's European headquarters this week. The trio are b...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget MLB.com updates At Bat iOS app with All-Star goodies, iPhone UI
Even the most ardent baseball fans have to admit it's a long season. So it's perhaps wise that MLB.com has just trotted out an update for its At Bat iOS app just before the All-Star break, all the bet...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget MLB.com updates At Bat iOS app with All-Star goodies, new iPhone UI
Even the most ardent baseball fans have to admit it's a long season. So it's perhaps wise that MLB.com has just trotted out an update for its At Bat iOS app just before the All-Star break, all the bet...
10:14 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Wuaki.tv streaming service launches UK beta, offers many ways to pay
Okay, we're pronouncing it "ooh-acki", because that sounds slightly more classy than "wacky", but you can call this new Rakuten-owned streaming service whatever you like. You can also choose how to pa...
09:19 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Japan's Terra Motors to introduce electric scooter with iPhone connection
The Apple Maps fiasco excepted, we have it pretty good where location-based services are concerned. But in areas like South East Asia, that's not entirely the case. Which is why Japan-based Terra Moto...
08:41 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Bank of England shows off its piles of gold in its own shameless app
Money. Big stinking piles of it. That's what the Bank of England is letting you get a glimpse of through its own official app. A panoramic tour gives a scrollable view of an unspecified number of gold...
08:41 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Bank of England shows off piles of gold in its own shameless app
Wealth. Big stinking masses of it. That's what the Bank of England is letting you get a glimpse of through its own official app. A panoramic tour gives a scrollable view of an unspecified number of go...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS 28 hits stable release, brings visual feedback to Chromebook Pixel
A welcome bit of news for Chromebook owners came this evening, as Chrome OS 28 hit the stable channel and will be rolling out to laptops over the coming days. First and foremost, you'll find a speedie...
07:13 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Apple pushed to investigate source of tin used in iPhones
Apple is investigating claims that tin used in its products comes from mines on Bangka Island in Indonesia. This comes after environmental watchdog Friends of the Earth (FoE) pressured the tech giant ...
06:25 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry reportedly loses execs responsible for social apps, BB10 Hub
BlackBerry has had trouble retaining executives as of late, and its situation may not be getting much better when the Wall Street Journal claims that two software overseers recently left the company. ...
06:03 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget AeroVelo's human-powered helicopter bags $250,000 Sikorsky Prize
We're sure AeroVelo team members think every sleepless night and pedal push are worth it now that they can add the prestigious $250,000 Sikorsky Prize to their pile of bragging rights. They've complet...
05:28 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget NPD: Chromebooks take 20 to 25 percent of sub-$300 laptop market in the US
Snapped up a Chromebook for less than three Benjamins? If so, NPD thinks you've made Page and Co.'s devices account for 20 and 25 percent of laptops sold for under $300. Stephen Baker, an NPD analyst,...
04:53 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 184 - 07.11.13
Yes, we've been away for a couple of weeks, but we're finally back, Engadget Mobile dwellers! Rest assured, we packed this episode with all the news we could fit into two hours -- of course, you'll ha...
04:17 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Vine updates Android app with new tools, exclusive Capture widget
A new of version of Vine for Android brings the app up to par with its iOS sibling, which received bug fixes and new tools earlier this July. In addition to new channels, Vine 1.3.1 gives you a hand i...
03:29 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Google's Alfred service shutting down on July 19th
Google's not done shuttering wares this month, apparently, as the local recommendation service Alfred is headed for the digital cemetery on July 19th. The app issued a warning to its users, spotted by...
02:34 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Kyocera's water-resistant Hydro Edge dives onto Sprint, Boost Mobile this month
An ice bar isn't how we'd choose to showcase a water-resistant smartphone, but that's just what Kyocera did at CTIA this year for the Hydro Edge. At the time, Sprint and Boost Mobile had set a loose ...
01:35 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget LG's 55 and 65-inch 4K TVs go on sale in the US for $5,999 and $7,999
Thought Samsung had the US market for 65-inch Ultra HD televisions cornered? Think again. Hot on the heels of its competitor, LG has announced that its 55 and 65-inch UHD sets will sell for $5,999 and...
01:35 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget LG's 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs go on sale in the US for $5,999 and $7,999
Thought Samsung had the US market for 65-inch Ultra HD televisions cornered? Think again. Hot on the heels of its competitor, LG has announced that its 55- and 65-inch UHD sets will sell for $5,999 an...
01:24 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Visualized: the inside of Nokia Lumia 1020's six-element, 41-megapixel camera
Optical engineering is something that we take for granted these days, with almost every smartphone packing its very own camera for our convenience. But if you take a look at the delicate structure ins...
12:32 am -04 - Fri, July 12, 2013
Engadget Wii U speed update delayed to fall, Nintendo placates users with minor stability fixes
Looking forward to that second Wii U speed update? Take a seat, son: Nintendo says it won't be here until fall. According to a statement given to The Verge, Nintendo has pushed it back to the end of t...
11:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget French regulator moving forward with Verizon / AT&T interconnection investigation
When you think about it, does anyone really know what's going on behind the scenes of the internet? While you're attempting to figure out how "42" is the obvious answer to that, French regulator ARCEP...
11:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Path's Windows Phone beta app on the Lumia 1020 hands-on (video)
Today's 41 Million Reasons event was all about the hardware -- and, to a lesser extent, proprietary software -- so it's no surprise that third-party app developers weren't exactly front and center. No...
10:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020's Pro Camera app to hit 920, 925 and 928 (hands-on video)
One of Lumia 1020's main attractions is its Nokia Pro Camera app, which completes the phone's 41-megapixel camera with a bunch of handy features. In our video after the break, you can see Niina (not a...
10:24 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Negobot: a virtual chat agent engineered to trap pedophiles
Online chat agents are far from novel, but they're evidently getting a lot more sophisticated with age. In a bid to trap pedophiles, engineers at the University of Deusto have concocted Negobot. Essen...
09:49 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Sony Music Unlimited for iOS adds high-quality streams and offline mode
Just a few weeks ago, we learned that Sony Music Unlimited for iOS would be introducing offline mode and high-quality streaming, and today that update has gone live in the app store. Music Unlimited s...
09:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.11.2013
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...
09:08 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Surface RT 32GB gets price cut to $349 at Staples, starting July 14th
It didn't take long for us to grab some important details (well, a time and a place) about an incoming Surface RT price cut. Our source has forwarded a Staples ad -- and working link -- which reveals ...
09:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget In Amazon dispute, EU Court of Justice rules that levies on blank CDs can be collected 'in some cases'
Amazon's spent quite a bit of time in court as of late; in addition to a recently settled trademark dispute with Apple, a row with an Austrian copyright collection agency is keeping the e-tailer busy....
08:37 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Moto X and HTC One get August street dates on Verizon in leaked roadmap
Verizon's flagship Moto X will release August 23rd, according to a leaked road map obtained by PhoneArena. The site also notes that Motorola's first handset built in the US gives users who order onlin...
08:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Sprint Unlimited, My Way and All-in plans now official, arrive tomorrow
Sprint's latest take on unlimited mobile service is now official, and like rumors had suggested, the new plan arrives tomorrow. Known as Unlimited, My Way, the service combines unlimited talk, text an...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Substantial price cut for Surface RT rumored
Microsoft might not be seeing the sales numbers it hoped to for its Surface RT, because according to The Verge, it's readying substantial price cuts across its debut tablet. In short, the cheapest opt...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Substantial price cut for Surface RT rumored (updated)
Microsoft might not be seeing the sales numbers it hoped to for its Surface RT, because according to The Verge, it's readying substantial price cuts across its debut tablet. In short, the cheapest opt...
08:09 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Audi teams up with Philips, Merck for world's first 3D OLED tail lights
We've seen LEDs, OLEDs and even frickin' lasers used in automotive lighting, but Audi's just cranked things up a notch with the world's first 3D OLED tail lights. The prototype system was developed in...
07:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly eased NSA access to Outlook.com, SkyDrive and Skype
Tech firms say they aren't giving the NSA direct access to their servers, but that might not even be necessary. The Guardian reports that Microsoft, at least, is making it easy to snoop on services f...
07:20 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Google files for touchscreen keyboard patent because it wants to own all the things
Google dropped its touchscreen keyboard software onto the Play store for all Android comers just a little over a month ago and now it appears the Mountain View giant wants to own the tech behind it. A...
07:05 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia head of sales operations Matt Rothschild
More interviews? Don't mind if we do. Nokia's got plenty to talk about on the Lumia 1020 front, and it also has plenty of people to do the talking. After a sadly brief interview with CEO Stephen Elop,...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Nokia's Stephen Elop on the Lumia 1020
As expected, the Nokia Lumia 1020 arrived with 41 megapixels in tow at today's event in New York City. Got questions? Yeah, us too. Thankfully, we had a bit of time to sit down with none other than No...
06:31 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget BLU Dash 4.5 offers quad-core Android 4.2 action for $139 unsubsidized
Cheap smartphones are getting more common, but the BLU Dash 4.5 is redefining the term budget. For $139, unlocked and unsubsidized, you can own an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean handset with a 1.2GHz quad-cor...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Pebble: a million app downloads so far, all Kickstarter orders to be shipped within a week
To say that Pebble's Kickstarter-launched smartwatch has been more popular than it expected would be a slight understatement. In fact, the company touched base with us today to let us know exactly how...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Pebble says a million apps have been downloaded, updates status of outstanding Kickstarter orders
To say that Pebble's Kickstarter-launched smartwatch has been more popular than it expected would be a slight understatement. In fact, the company touched base with us today to let us know exactly how...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Spot the pattern: Nokia Lumia 1020 hangs out with 808 PureView and N8
Since Nokia's released yet another phone with a big camera, we thought it'd be fun to let this Lumia 1020 meet its glorious pixel-loving forerunners. These are, of course, the 808 PureView and the N8 ...
05:26 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget With Cal, Any.DO hopes to bring its productivity magic to calendars (hands-on)
When Any.DO -- the brains behind the popular iOS to-do app -- announced Cal for iOS last month, we had high hopes for its take on calendar functionality. Starting today, Cal will be available for down...
05:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Digital Storm's 13.3-inch VELOCE gaming laptop grants Haswell power savings, HD gameplay for $1,535 on July 17
Digital Storm's mostly known for its many desktop gaming rigs, but it dabbles in laptops, too. Its latest portable offering, the VELOCE, comes packing a 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, a quad-core Has...
04:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Google's One Today Android app now open to all US-based philanthropists
"Do a little. Change a lot." That's the motto behind One Today -- a Google-built app that launched a few months ago to those who requested an invite. Now, however, it's free to download for all Androi...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 to launch in the UK this quarter on O2 and Three
That 41-megapixel Windows Phone you've been hearing all about? Well, despite the NY launch event, it will indeed launch in the UK. In fact, it'll get here later this quarter. O2 and Three have announc...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Path partners with Nokia to bring app to Lumia 1020, 'all Windows Phones'
After months of anticipation, Path is finally bringing its social network to the Windows Phone, and it's starting with the Nokia Lumia 1020. The app, which is still in the works and hasn't been assign...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Slingbox 500 gets My Media feature, morphs into AV player
While the Slingbox 500 lets you place-shift and sync media from your iOS or Android devices, it's a shame it hasn't been able to play other media, too, since it's parked beside your TV. Slingbox thoug...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on
And here she is, in all of her glory. We've been hearing plenty about the Lumia 1020 in the lead up to this event, and now, after a proper on-stage unveiling, we've finally got our hands on one. Grant...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on (update: camera grip impressions)
And here she is, in all of her glory. We've been hearing plenty about the Lumia 1020 in the lead up to this event, and now, after a proper on-stage unveiling, we've finally got our hands on one. Grant...
04:18 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 hands-on (update: video and camera grip impressions)
And here she is, in all of her glory. We've been hearing plenty about the Lumia 1020 in the lead up to this event, and now, after a proper on-stage unveiling, we've finally got our hands on one. Grant...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile Poland to ship Firefox OS-powered Alcatel One Touch Fire starting tomorrow
We knew good and well it was coming, and now we've both a date and a launch partner to hone in on: that's "tomorrow" and "T-Mobile Poland," respectively. After going big (as opposed to home) at Mobile...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 vs. 925 vs. 920 vs. 808 PureView: what's changed?
Nokia's sure taken its time, but its 41-megapixel Windows Phone beast is now finally out of the bag. Naturally, we have to compare this Lumia 1020 with its recent siblings: externally it's closer to t...
03:44 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces Lumia 1020 Imaging SDK, enlists CNN, Yelp and others for custom enhancements
Nokia's Lumia 1020 has finally gone official today and, no surprise here, it's all about imaging. To complement the handset's 41-megapixel sensor and accompanying ProCamera software, Nokia's released ...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Flipboard coming soon to Windows Phone 8
Here's another app that's finally made it to Microsoft's mobile OS, Flipboard. We'll admit, we're fans, so it was great to see the news aggregator's icon line up alongside several other apps looking t...
03:40 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Vine and Flipboard coming soon to Windows Phone 8
Here's another app that's finally made it to Microsoft's mobile OS, Flipboard. We'll admit, we're fans, so it was great to see the news aggregator's icon line up alongside several other apps looking t...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces a new version of Here Maps with location-based augmented reality
At its Nokia Lumia 1020 launch event, Nokia's just announced a new version of its Here Maps app that's bringing location-based augmented reality. It'll let you pan around on the view finder and see de...
03:38 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces new location-based AR features for Here Maps
At its Nokia Lumia 1020 launch event, Nokia's just announced a new version of its Here Maps app that's bringing more features to Livesight location-based augmented reality. On top of letting you pan a...
03:11 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 coming to AT&T July 26th for $300
We had a, um, sneaking suspicion something like this might be happening -- but we wanted to see it in person, just to make sure. After an accidental tip off, Nokia and AT&T are finally ready to sh...
03:07 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia officially announces the Lumia 1020: 41MP camera, OIS, six lenses
We can't say we were really taken aback with shock at the news, but Nokia has officially unveiled its latest imaging flagship, the Lumia 1020. The 41MP Windows Phone, which has been anticipated by man...
02:58 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Live from Nokia's 41 Million Reasons event!
Nokia's got 41 million reasons, and odds seem pretty good that a new photo-focused Lumia is one of them. The festivities kick off at around 11AM here in New York City, so be sure to join in, after the...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia details its new Pro Camera app, offers manual adjustment to shutter speed and focus
Ready to pair with Nokia's new Lumia 1020, it's revealed a new Pro Camera app to go with all those megapixels. Its new Pro Camera app, not to be confused with the Lumia 925's Smart Camera app, looks t...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Mobilicity confirms talks with potential buyers, doesn't say who
Ever since Telus dropped its plans to acquire Mobilicity, there have been rumors of other would-be suitors joining the fray. They're not rumors anymore -- Mobilicity has confirmed that it's in talks w...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget We'll be liveblogging from Nokia's 41 Million Reasons event, join us at 11AM ET!
We have the sneaking suspicion we know what we'll be seeing when 11AM ET time rolls around, but we've certainly been surprised in the past. We're here in New York City, eagerly waiting Nokia's next bi...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Sony patent application highlights the DualShock 4 that could've been
The patent application from Sony that popped up at the US Patent and Trademark Office this morning isn't quite the DualShock 4 that we've become acquainted with this year. While it contains many descr...
01:15 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Secret.li iOS app makes Facebook photos self-destruct after a set period of time
If you often partake in social activities -- particularly those involving alcohol -- you may have a horror story about compromising Facebook photos. A new iOS app, Secret.li, sets out to limit the lif...
01:10 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's metamorphosis: Ballmer restructures Redmond, focuses on services and devices
Rumors of a massive reorg in Redmond have been floating around for awhile now. And the noise reached a fever pitch when Don Mattrick left Microsoft for Zygna's (apparently) greener pastures -- purport...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Foxconn's Q2 revenues hit $30 billion, up 0.6% year over year
Hon Hai, better known in the west as the iPhone maker Foxconn, seems to be doing just fine after allegedly losing some orders from Apple to competitor Pegatron in September 2012. According to Bloomber...
11:48 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 confirmed on AT&T YouTube channel (video)
We imagine the poor soul that flipped the switch a bit too early on Nokia's latest flagship will be in the unemployment queue come 9AM. AT&T just posted the Lumia 1020 on its YouTube channel, comp...
10:50 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft doubles support lifecycle for Windows Phone 8, outlines enterprise feature update
Considering Microsoft's history of supporting desktop operating systems past their expiration date, learning that Windows Phone 8 would be cut off from updates after a short 18 months was a bit of a s...
09:53 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 1020 leaks again with substantial camera grip that will probably boost the battery
Three colors, 41 megapixels. What else is there to say about the incoming Lumia 1020? Well, The Verge has laid its hands on a picture of the previously FCC-listed detachable camera grip, which would p...
09:53 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 1020 leaks again with substantial camera grip for battery boost (update: new camera UI spotted)
Three colors, 41 megapixels. What else is there to say about the incoming Lumia 1020? Well, The Verge has laid its hands on a picture of the previously FCC-listed detachable camera grip, which would p...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Google brings offline maps back to Android, kind of
When Google released a new version of Google Maps for Android yesterday, it was quickly discovered that offline mapping support had been removed. You could kind of turn it back on by typing "OK Maps" ...
09:50 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Google brings offline maps back to Android, kind of (Update: More countries get navigation too)
When Google released a new version of Google Maps for Android yesterday, it was quickly discovered that offline mapping support had been removed. You could kind of turn it back on by typing "OK Maps" ...
09:34 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Google Drive makes it easy to email spreadsheets, copy/paste your heart away
Google Drive updates might be few and far in between, but they usually add welcome changes to the service -- take for example its recently improved copy/paste function. You can now paste tables from s...
08:12 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung SM-N900 model numbers surface, hint at future Galaxy Note
Samsung is reportedly working on its third Galaxy Note smartphone in as many years, but there's been little in the way of official details. Thanks to some digging round the web, though, a few model nu...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget IFTTT's new iPhone app taps into Contacts, Photos and Reminders (hands-on)
IFTTT has been around for a couple of years now as an internet service that lets users customize connections between different apps and devices. The name stands for If This Then That, which encapsulat...
05:26 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon Prime Instant Video inks deal with Miramax, lets you Kill Bill on demand
Amazon's Prime Instant Video has long trailed behind Netflix in terms of catalog size and quality, but today's Miramax licensing deal should give it a much needed competitive boost. All the art house,...
04:34 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Your digital game library will be accessible from any PlayStation 4, says Sony
The digital games you buy on your PlayStation 4 will apparently travel with you, virtually, when you move from console to console. Sony R&D senior team leader Neil Brown detailed as much at Develo...
03:29 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft dishes on Xbox One design, invokes Frank Loyd Wright as an influence
Frank Loyd Wright probably never thought his philosophies would guide video game consoles. Yet, during today's keynote at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Xbox Creative Directer Carl Ledbette...
03:29 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft dishes on Xbox One design, invokes Frank Lloyd Wright as an influence
Frank Lloyd Wright probably never thought his philosophies would guide video game consoles. Yet, during today's keynote at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, Xbox Creative Director Carl Ledbett...
02:31 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget LG Display shows off 2.2mm thick 'world's slimmest' 1080p LCD for smartphones
As smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner, LG Display is continually doing its part to shave off a few millimeters. Its latest introduction is this "world's slimmest full HD panel for smartph...
02:24 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget US Navy's X-47B unmanned jet successfully lands on an aircraft carrier
The US Navy's unmanned plane, the X-47B, has been in development for years. It first flew in 2011, began testing aboard an aircraft carrier in late 2012, and finally took off from a floating airstrip ...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget StubHub launches Spotify app for direct access to concert listings and tickets
Just in time for the summer concert season, Spotify's launching a StubHub app to give fans of sweaty, cramped music venues (indoor and out) quick ticket access. Starting today, Spotify users in the US...
01:26 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 65-, 55-inch Ultra HDTVs will ship to the US in August
After releasing its massive 85-inch UHD TV with a stunning $39,999 price in the US earlier this year, Samsung is ready to follow up with a few models that are more easily attainable. The 65- and 55-in...
12:26 am -04 - Thu, July 11, 2013
Engadget More details surface on Sprint's upcoming Unlimited, My Way plans
We just received a few more internal training documents that further explains the new Unlimited plans that Sprint will be launching this coming Friday. Of course, that Sprint Unlimited Guarantee is on...
11:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Gartner and IDC: PC shipments dropped about 11 percent in Q2
If you were looking for a bounce-back in the PC market after a sobering first quarter... well, keep looking. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that shipments fell about 11 percent year-over-year in the se...
11:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.10.2013
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...
10:18 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Softbank's $21.6 billion acquisition of Sprint is complete
Finally, the saga is over. All but a formality once the FCC approved, Softbank has merged with Sprint, and will own about 78 percent of shares in the new Sprint Corporation, while current Sprint equit...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Four ways to fix e-commerce and shipping companies
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I'm going out of my head right now. I came home hoping to find my co...
09:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget China drawing up plans to end official game console sales ban, report claims
China's 13-year prohibition on game console sales may soon come to an end, according to a report from the South China Morning Post. The compromise would see the likes of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft a...
09:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Chrome for Android update adds fullscreen mode for tablets, Google Translate integration
Chrome for Android just turned 28! Version 28, which today moved out of beta to the stable channel, includes a pair of notable additions, along with the typical variety of bug fixes and performance im...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Sony's four pillar approach to game publishing on PlayStation 4 aims to level the playing field
Sony's already said that it's making game publishing on PlayStation 4 even easier than it is on the PlayStation 3, but Senior Account Manager of Development at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Agost...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget ABB to build over 200 EV charging stations in the Netherlands' largest network
Swiss company ABB has been chosen by Fastned to provide chargers for over 200 EV charging stations throughout the Netherlands, in what will be that nation's largest such network. The largely solar-fue...
08:03 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Philips intros AmbilightPlusHue integration, 60-inch Elevation TV (video)
Philips makes colorful Hue light bulbs, and it (indirectly) makes colorful Ambilight TVs. Wouldn't it make sense if the two devices talked to each other? They do now: a new Ambilight+Hue app for Andro...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Check if your Android phone is patched against the 'Master Key' exploit with this app
After discovering a longstanding exploit in Android firmware dating back to version 1.6 that allowed malicious developers to circumvent software security measures, Bluebox Security released an Android...
07:22 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Hubble researchers identify color of an exoplanet for the first time (video)
While exoplanets are seemingly a dime a dozen, their looks have been mysteries; they often exist only as measurements. Scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope have partly solved that riddle by pin...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 3 YouTube app updated with send to TV support
The folks at YouTube are updating Sony's PlayStation 3 YouTube app today with support for send to TV functionality, making it all the easier to share clips from your mobile device of choice with a liv...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 3 YouTube update adds auto-pairing with mobile devices
The folks at YouTube are updating Sony's PlayStation 3 YouTube app today with additional support for send to TV functionality, making it all the easier to share clips from your mobile device of choice...
07:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget All Electric Vehicle Rally ends with Tesla S in top spot
There they were, a caravan of nine electric car enthusiasts with a lot of free time on their hands, "tearing" down North America's west coast in a bunch of environmentally conscious vehicles. That was...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 lands on T-Mobile July 17th for $49.99 down
We knew the Nokia Lumia 925 was coming to T-Mobile, but we didn't know when, and we didn't know how much it would cost. No longer. Turns out, Lumia fans can have the handset starting July 17th for the...
06:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's LTE network expanding faster than planned, now covers 116 metro areas
When T-Mobile threw the switch on its first LTE markets back in March, the company promised to cover 100 million people by mid year. Four months on, there are 157 million potential customers with acce...
06:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile introduces Simple Choice family plans with no credit check required
As part of T-Mobile's "Boldest Moves Yet" smorgasbord of service changes announced today, the carrier is introducing a family option that doesn't require a credit check. The new plan, which kicks in b...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Xperia Z for T-Mobile available from Sony today, T-Mobile on July 17th
T-Mobile teased last month that it would bring an LTE version of the Sony Xperia Z to the US, and it's following through on its promise. The glass-backed flagship is on sale now at Sony's online and r...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z for T-Mobile: what's different?
What can you say about a phone that's half a year old, already been reviewed and poised to launch virtually unchanged on T-Mobile's LTE network? Not much, it turns out. But in the event you've been ey...
06:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile unveils Jump, allows customers to upgrade any time
T-Mobile's Moon Shot? Might as well Jump. The magenta-minded carrier has taken the wraps off of Jump, a system that lets customers upgrade their handsets up to twice a year -- a plan clearly targeted ...
06:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile unveils Jump, allows customers to upgrade twice a year
T-Mobile's Moon Shot? Might as well Jump. The magenta-minded carrier has taken the wraps off of Jump (plus exclamation mark, if you choose), a system that lets customers upgrade their handsets up to t...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro Value Pack now rolling out to AT&T subscribers (video)
American LG Optimus G Pro owners no longer have to look on with envy as their Korean friends take advantage of the Value Pack: the update is now available to AT&T subscribers over the air. As in o...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Nokia adds Peek hover function to Lumias running latest Amber OS update
It doesn't come close to the suite of air gestures Samsung's included in the Galaxy S 4, but Nokia's pushing out an update to give Lumia owners a limited taste of that hands-free functionality. Bundle...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Leaked Sprint document shows new Unlimited, My Way and My All-In plans (update: confirmed, launches July 12th)
According to a leaked document provided to PhoneArena, Sprint might be replacing its "Everything" plans with new "Unlimited, My Way" options. At first glance, there looks to be a lot more choices than...
05:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Multicolored budget iPhone shows up at multiple sources in multiple hues
While previous rumors surrounding a future budget iPhone have largely shown it in monochromatic white, a fresh batch of reportedly leaked photos suggest that it could be more colorful. Apple Daily, N...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Instagram now offers photo and video embedding through its desktop site
Starting today, Instagram will display a share button to its desktop interface, letting you copy and paste embed codes to insert photos -- and videos -- on your blog or website. The new web embed feat...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Driving Toyota's insane 600-horsepower TMG EV P002 electric Pikes Peak racer (video)
Over 12 miles the road up Pikes Peak winds through 156 turns, climbing nearly 5,000 feet to terminate at an altitude of 14,110 -- 4,000 feet higher than the FAA requires to flip on your personal elect...
04:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Checklight, the head impact indicator from Reebok and mc10 is now on sale for $149.99
At CES 2013, mc10 and Reebok revealed the Checklight, a product built to help protect athletes who play football, hockey and other impact sports. Today, you can purchase one of your very own in men's,...
04:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Iberia becomes the first airline to offer print-at-home luggage labels with MyBagTag
We can't say Iberia would be our first pick for a trip across the pond, but if you live in Spain, or you're traveling to the Iberian Peninsula, the airline is often the most convenient option. We're d...
03:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Sony launches two new E-series Walkmen with big batteries and bigger bass
Samsung and Apple aren't the only companies out there still making PMPs. (Well, there's also Cowon, but those are rarely seen in the west.) No, Sony is still a chip off the ol' dedicated media player ...
03:36 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget TSMC reports record sales high for June, keeps rumors of an Apple deal alive
Taiwanese chip manufacturer TSMC just reported a record sales high for June, announcing a jump of 24.3 percent from a year earlier. That may be good news in and of itself, but TSMC's announcement als...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget New York Times app now available for Kindle Fire tablets
All the news that's fit to print is now officially headed to a Kindle Fire screen near you. It's hard to believe that, before today, the New York Times didn't have a presence on Amazon's tablet ecosys...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Acer Iconia W3 review: what's it like using Windows on an 8-inch tablet?
It's sort of hard to believe, but the first sub-10-inch Windows 8 tablet only just went on sale two weeks ago. For now, at least, the Acer Iconia W3 is the only 8-inch option available, though it sure...
02:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 357 - 07.09.13
Ben actually a liked a remote system by Logitech's Harmony division -- our minds are blown, too. Aside from that spoiler, Richard discusses how he hates when his social media feeds reveal movie plots....
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 10: Logitech UE Air Speaker, 24-inch ASUS LED Monitor
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget PSA: New York Hall of Science's Nikola Tesla exhibit opens today
Nikola Tesla was born in the Austrian Empire, but the brilliant inventor has a connection to New York, having lived his final years in a midtown hotel that now bears a plaque in his honor. Starting to...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget India's government and BlackBerry reach an agreement, ready to teleport to 1984
After nearly being banned in India in 2010, BlackBerry has finally reached an agreement with the Indian government regarding surveillance in the name of security. According to a leaked document from t...
01:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Third-annual National STEM Video Game Challenge winners offer a taste of the future of gaming
The game developers of tomorrow are being applauded by the United States government as part of President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" initiative. The third-annual National STEM Video Game Challenge w...
01:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget HTC One is highly repairable with special secret tool, says lead designer
Many folks who've torn down an HTC One agree that it's practically impossible to do so without damaging the body, hence iFixit's low repairability score of 1/10. That said, as we found out from HTC's ...
01:05 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget US federal judge rules Apple conspired to raise e-book prices
Following a non-jury trial that ended on June 20th, US District Judge Denise Cote has ruled that Apple conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books, according to a Reuters report published this mor...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Path 3.1 brings stickers to comments, uses QR codes for adding friends
Stickers, stickers everywhere -- that's what'll happen once everyone on your Path friends list updates their app. The newest version for iOS and Android takes cartoony stickers out of private messagin...
12:21 pm -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Laser-powered atomic clock fuels temporal pedants' ire
If you thought that your regular atomic clock, which loses a second once every few years, is adequate for your needs, then Dr. Jerome Lodewyck wants a word. His team at the Paris Observatory claims to...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Liquid metal for 3D printing could lead to bendy electronics, T-1000
3D printing is awesome, yet it still has a lot of untapped potential -- you can use it to create terrifying spiderbots and even tiny drones, but you can't make electronic components out of pools of pl...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget BT Infinity customers to get 320Mbps top speed, 802.11ac HomeHub 5 by end of the year
The BT HomeHub 4 router has barely had time to settle in, and yet already a prototype of its replacement is being callously shown off at PR events in London. It'll support the still-maturing 802.11ac ...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Google Latitude shuts down August 9, but Google+ location sharing will go on (and on)
Checking in to your favorite places is a great way to let people know when you're somewhere important, but there are plenty of in-between times when you might want close acquaintances to know where yo...
10:06 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget SanDisk's Extreme microSD cards promise 80MBps, live up to that claim
No one likes waiting for a file transfer to finish, and thankfully SanDisk is doing something about it. The company's new "Extreme" line of microSD cards (16GB, 32GB, 64GB capacities) promises to deli...
09:36 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend Mate to reach Vodafone UK in July
Britons with extra-large pockets will have more phones to choose from this summer than the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3: Vodafone UK has committed to carrying the Huawei Ascend Mate before the end of July....
08:58 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Google hiring gift card marketer, must speak Canadian and Australian
Google wants to up its gift card game both in The Great White North and Down Under. To help this effort, the search giant recently posted a job listing for a marketing manager based out of its Mountai...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Google Maps receives major update for Android and iOS, gains discovery feature
Ever since Google Maps returned to iOS with a completely new UI last December, we knew it was only a matter of time until the Android app followed suit. The search giant even said this much when it la...
08:30 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Google Maps receives major update for Android and iOS, gains discovery feature (video)
Ever since Google Maps returned to iOS with a completely new UI last December, we knew it was only a matter of time until the Android app followed suit. The search giant even said this much when it la...
07:50 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Opera for Android scores Chromium 28, snappier startups and video downloads
Opera for Android emerged from a beta phase with its last major release, and now its developers have polished it up further in version 15. With Chromium 28 freshly-placed under the hood, the mobile br...
06:16 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Tumblr on iOS expands search, Android version gets new animations
Tumblr's iOS and Android apps were both updated today, with the former getting a "new discovery experience" and the latter getting a variety of updates (most notably a UI redesign). The iOS app's upda...
06:16 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Tumblr on iOS expands search, Android version does the same (updated)
Tumblr's iOS and Android apps were both updated today, with the former getting a "new discovery experience" and the latter getting a variety of updates (most notably a UI redesign). The iOS app's upda...
05:21 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung offers $4 million bounty to populate Tizen app store
Samsung has over $4 million up for grabs to entice would-be developers toward its Tizen mobile OS. If you're feeling crafty -- and who isn't futzing in the garage these days? -- you have until Novembe...
04:28 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Revamped Google Maps for Android rolling out with new discovery, navigation tweaks
Google showed off its new maps UI for desktop and mobile back in May, and now the update is slowly rolling out for Android 4.0.3+ devices. At its event Google said this new version is bringing a more ...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Sprint unveils Velocity Service Bus, puts your car's settings in the cloud
Many connected cars only take limited control through the internet -- they can receive directions and unlock doors, but rarely much more. Sprint is widening that scope by launching Velocity Service B...
03:07 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Researchers say new development could give artificial skin a wider range of senses
We've seen a number of efforts to build a better artificial skin, or "e-skin," over the years, and a team of researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology now say they've made a breakth...
02:12 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Ziphius aquatic drone DIY Edition for makers offered up as Kickstarter reward
Ziphius, our first-ever Insert Coin winner, is halfway through its Kickstarter campaign and is looking for a little extra steam. As incentive, the company is offering up a pretty cool alternative rewa...
01:34 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Google+ update pulls Plus1'd posts into your friend's streams
Google has finally added a feature to its social network that makes its +1 feature work more like That Other Social Network's "like" button. As shown above and detailed in a post by team member Shimri...
12:53 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10.1 arrives for Z10 on AT&T
We doubt that many of AT&T's BlackBerry users want to buy a Q10 just to get BlackBerry 10.1, and today they won't have to: the upgrade is rolling out now to the network's Z10 owners. The OS update...
12:25 am -04 - Wed, July 10, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Mac adds highlighting, document preview and Skitch annotation
A new Evernote for Mac update is available in the App Store today, and it includes a variety of features for both the free and premium versions. In addition to a nifty highlighting tool, Evernote is i...
11:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Nissan to install EV quick charge stations at more than 100 US dealerships
Like Tesla, Nissan knows that EV drivers want a safety net of charging stations; it's no fun to hunt for a power socket many miles from home. Accordingly, the automaker will soon deploy CHAdeMO-based ...
11:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Foursquare arrives for Nokia S40s, mayoral population explodes worldwide
Foursquare is looking to make at least 1.5 billion new mayors. The app that gamified being out and about announced that starting today, it's available for Nokia S40 phones. While we haven't seen an As...
11:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Foursquare arrives for Nokia S40s, mayoral population explodes worldwide (update)
Foursquare is looking to make at least 1.5 billion new mayors. The app that gamified being out and about announced that starting today, it's available for Nokia S40 phones. While we haven't seen an As...
10:55 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget HTC One for Verizon caught stopping by FCC
Sure, it might've taken a while for Verizon to admit that it would carry the HTC One, but now the phone is just about ready to light up its network. Uncle Sam's just played host to a variant of the de...
10:35 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.09.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:19 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Tesla to join the Nasdaq 100 as Oracle departs for the NYSE
As of Monday, July 15th, Tesla Motors will be included in the Nasdaq 100, a list of the largest non-financial stocks on Nasdaq's index. A spot in that elite group opened up when Oracle announced that ...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Murchison Widefield Array goes live, will study the sun, space junk, the early universe and more
We hope IBM's hardware is ready to chew through the feast of data it's going to receive, as the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope is officially open for business science. Located in the ...
09:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget JVC's upgraded GC-XA2 ADIXXION action camera is really, really hard to put down
Look, we all know someone suffering from an insatiable appetite for [insert vice here]. But if you've ever met someone who picked up the OG ADIXXION, you probably understand just how fixated on a sing...
09:28 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Outbound calls from desktop Gmail are back, with free calling to the US and Canada
Today Google has brought back the ability to make phone calls from desktop Gmail, Google+ and via its Chrome extension, and also announced that calls to the US and Canada are free (from countries wher...
09:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Satellite startup Kymeta announces $50 million in funding from Bill Gates and other backers
It's been nearly a year since Intellectual Ventures announced its satellite communications spinoff Kymeta, but a recent round of funding from heavyweight backers is about to give the company some seri...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (updated)
There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like. Similar to the G2 leaks we'...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget A clear look at LG's upcoming Optimus G2 (update 2: video)
There's still one month to go before LG officially unveils its Optimus G successor, but thanks to an anonymous tipster, we have a pretty clear idea of what it'll look like. Similar to the G2 leaks we'...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget AT&T teases July 16th event, wants us to 'get ready for what's next'
AT&T is attempting to cater to the Boy / Girl Scout in each of us: the carrier wants us to be prepared for what's coming. What this particular piece of news is, we're not quite certain, but it's a...
08:33 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Nokia to update Here Drive and Transit apps, release DrivePlus for all WP8 handsets
Nokia's Here Drive+ global sat-nav app for Windows Phone 8, currently exclusive to certain Lumia handsets, will be available to all devices running Redmond's mobile OS when it gets updated "by the end...
08:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget They have the technology? US government briefly shows iOS on a Lumia 900 (video)
In a 30-second PSA about its wireless emergency alerts, the US government has adopted a similar approach to those fictional smartphone mash-ups we've seen on the TV. The ad shows those familiar WinPho...
08:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget They have the technology? US government briefly shows iOS on a Lumia 920 (updated)
In a 30-second PSA about its wireless emergency alerts, the US government has adopted a similar approach to those fictional smartphone mash-ups we've seen on the TV. The ad shows those familiar WinPho...
07:53 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Scientists want next Mars rover to search for signs of life, test out astronaut tech
NASA really wants to put another rover on the surface of Mars in 2020. The goals of that mission are still being ironed out, but a panel of 19 scientists appointed by the space agency have come up wit...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Mail gets Dropbox file sharing on Android, multi-account support on iOS
There's more than just Dropbox itself with big news at DBX -- Yahoo has just rolled Dropbox integration into its Mail app for Android. Much like what we saw on the desktop, Android users can now choos...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget France removes disconnection penalty from three-strikes anti-piracy law
The most contentious part of France's three-strikes law has been the suspension clause: one (alleged) piracy offense too many and you're cut off from the internet. The country is backing off from that...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Yelp Platform offers takeout orders, salon and dentist appointments to follow
Well Seamless, it looks like Yelp will see your online food orders and raise you a trip to the yoga studio to burn off that bean burrito. Today the online repository of business reviews launched Yelp ...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Apple and Amazon App Store trademark lawsuit ends amicably
And just like that, the great Apple and Amazon "app store" legal tousle ended. Today, Apple was granted its request to dismiss the suit it filed back in 2011 to prevent Amazon from using the app store...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Dropbox announces the Dropbox Platform, syncing with third-party apps, Mailbox integration
At Dropbox's first DBX developer conference in San Francisco, CEO Drew Houston announced a new Dropbox Platform for developers, which is essentially a suite of tools to make it easier for apps to acce...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget An inside view of the WebTV revolution that didn't happen
You might think it should have happened sooner. This week, Microsoft announced it would decommission its MSN TV (formerly WebTV) service. Even I didn't think it would last this long, and I was WebTV's...
05:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK switching to per-minute call charging on PAYG, stiffing you out of seconds
Benefits of pay-as-you-go handsets and SIMs include having complete control over your spend, and knowing how much call time is left before the next top-up is due. Well, if you PAYG with Vodafone in th...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget OLPC's XO Tablet gets July 16th Walmart launch date, more retailers following soon
June has come and gone with nary a sign of One Laptop Per Child's first consumer-facing device. Granted, we spent some time with the final version of the XO Tablet during an Engadget Show shoot back i...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt Live is hitting San Diego July 19th, get your tickets here!
Hey San Diegans and Comic Conners, Engadget and gdgt will be holding our first-ever combined west coast event in your fine city. It's coming up quick -- in a little over a week, in fact. Things will g...
04:50 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Haswell-equipped 15-inch MacBook Pro appears in Geekbench report
It's hardly a matter of "if" -- it's simply a matter of "when." Now that Intel's Haswell CPU has found its way into the MacBook Air line, it's a given that Apple engineers are actively looking for way...
04:45 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live today at 2PM ET!
This time of year is naturally exciting already, but throw in a bunch of hot new flagship phones -- all of which do a pretty solid job of raising the bar in the mobile industry -- and this summer is t...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Aereo headed to game consoles, Android and Google TV via PlayOn in three cities on July 10
Aereo's streaming television service is coming to your game console of choice as well as Google TV and Android devices starting on July 10th. The service kicks off in New York City, Boston and Atlanta...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget PlayOn bringing Aereo to game consoles, Android and Google TV in three cities on July 10 (update)
Aereo's streaming television service is coming to your game console of choice as well as Google TV and Android devices starting on July 10th. The service kicks off in New York City, Boston and Atlanta...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Chrome for Windows gets richer pop-up notifications, Mac version coming soon
Back in May, Google outlined improved notifications for the beta version of Chrome, and now the feature's finally ready for prime time, if you're a Windows user rocking the browser. The refresh brings...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Odyssey now available on US Cellular for $50 after rebate
The obscure ZTE Render's had its fair share of good times as US Cellular's Windows Phone, but the carrier's ready to add a WP8 device to the lineup: the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The smartphone, which has...
03:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry confirms one BB7-based phone shipping later this year
BlackBerry may see BB10 as the future of the company, but it isn't breaking with the past quite yet. Thorsten Heins just told those at BlackBerry's annual shareholder meeting that there will be one B...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win three Beats by Dre Pills, courtesy of Pickwick & Weller!
With the warmth of summertime comes barbeques, swimming and plenty of other outdoors activities. Regardless of what we're doing, however, music is an absolute necessity for enjoying ourselves. Pickwic...
02:49 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Sprint's acquisition of Clearwire now complete
Now that the shareholders -- as well as the FCC -- have officially given the go-ahead, Sprint has finally wrapped up the final odds and ends regarding its acquisition of Clearwire at a value of $5 per...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget HTC 8XT will be available on Sprint July 19th for $100 after rebate
The term "this summer" has finally become much more specific for anyone hoping to score a Sprint-branded Windows Phone: July 19th. This is the date the Now Network will launch the HTC 8XT, the carrier...
02:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Amazon Publishing launches Jet City Comics with Symposium #1
As of today, Amazon Publishing is entering the wonderful world of sequential art publishing with its new imprint, Jet City Comics. Its inaugural issue, Symposium #1 by Christian Cameron, is sure to pl...
02:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Watch nearly five minutes of Grand Theft Auto 5 gameplay right here
Grand Theft Auto 5 is almost here -- just another month and a half until launch -- and we're just now seeing our first real look at the gameplay therein. Rockstar released a lengthy gameplay trailer t...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Report finds lack of mobile contract choice in the US, better value in Australia
This may come as a shock to our Australian readers, who are so used to getting ripped off, but who are we to argue with the UK's Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development? In a study of s...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Miselu launches C.24 wireless music keyboard for iPad, we go hands-on (video)
The last time we covered Miselu was during Google I/O 2012 when we took a second look the Neiro Android-powered synth. Fast forward a year and the company's shifted its focus on a completely new produ...
12:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S4 Active hits UK shops starting at 495 contract-free
The water-loving Active version of Samsung's flagship phone is now up for grabs in the UK, sim-free. Unlocked Mobiles has the ruggedized GS4 listed at £495, while Carphone Warehouse has it stock...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Panasonic GH3 and G5 firmware update brings low light AF, silent shooting
If you've been spooking subjects or failing to focus on them with your Panasonic Lumix GH3 or G5, you might feel like you got a brand new camera today thanks to a firmware update. Its new features inc...
12:07 pm -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Google plugs Android APK security hole, says partners have patched code
Bluebox Security unearthed a potentially devastating Android security issue last week that would allow hackers to turn legit APKs into malware. Less than a week later, Google's Android Communications ...
11:33 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 arrives on C Spire's LTE network for $199
Looks like Samsung's on a mission to make the Galaxy S 4 available on as many carriers as possible, and C Spire is one of its latest destinations. Samsung's prolific flagship device joins the iPhone 5...
10:58 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Sharp's Serie SHL22 coming to Japan with a fast f/1.9 lens and chunky battery
Cramming 13-megapixels into a phone means nothing if you don't have nice optics to boot. Fortunately, Sharp's Serie SHL22 has an unusually fast f/1.9 lens to go with its high-resolution sensor. Launch...
10:21 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget New Chrome developer tools bring Bluetooth, iTunes integration to packaged apps
Google's latest Chrome developer tools could give us even fewer reasons to close our browser -- devs can now build packaged apps with access to Google Wallet, Google Analytics, Bluetooth devices and a...
08:43 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Pandora for iOS now features auto-pause and improved buffering
The newest version (4.4) of Pandora for iOS is now available for download, and it comes with a handy feature that auto-pauses songs the moment you mute your device. Working on what the company calls "...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Sennheiser grows Momentum family with on-ear model, available in four colors
Momentum, it's not only useful for keeping things going, it's the name of Sennheiser's consumer range of handsome headphones. So far, the cans in this line have been over-ear affairs, but that changes...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Lenovo reveals a Haswell-refreshed ThinkPad: the 14-inch, 1080p T440s
Lenovo's busy webmaster has put up a new product page, sans hoopla, for a Haswell-powered ThinkPad called the T440s. The "ultimate business Ultrabook" isn't fully detailed at this point, but there are...
06:12 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft spreads Office Store to 22 new markets, intros business intelligence tool
It's only been a few days since Build, and the Redmond giant already has some extra news to announce. Previously only available in the US, Microsoft's Office and SharePoint Store is now open in 22 new...
05:17 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Android 4.2.2 lands on HTC Butterfly, brings Sense 5 to last-gen handsets
Flash-happy Droid DNA owners have had access to HTC's latest Android skin for awhile now, but the company is finally delivering Sense 5 to its older phones in an official capacity -- at least in Taiwa...
04:25 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Maker Camp 2013 kicks off six weeks of DIY fun for teens (video)
Ah, summer camp. Those halcyon days of imagining every creepy nighttime sound is a hungry, angry bear. Starting today, Google and Make (the brains behind Maker Faire) are launching a different kind of...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Sprint Galaxy S 4 update adds Knox, app installs on SD cards
Samsung's big Galaxy S 4 update hit Europe a month ago; it's now spreading to the US through Sprint. The American patch adds much of what we saw in its international counterpart, including the option ...
02:32 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 3 now being served up
Cupertino's clearly in the mood to churn out beta releases today. Just a few hours after unleashing the third iOS 7 beta, Apple's dished out OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 3. The House that Jobs Bui...
01:36 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Squito throwable camera prototyped, search and rescue a fastball away
The last time we ran down the sidewalk while throwing a camera, it turned into a pile of dust. Inventor Steve Hollinger's looking to fix that with the Squito. Hollinger's latest patent for a throwable...
12:42 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget BMW i3 may reach the US in January, start at about $34,500
Americans have been jonesing for BMW's i3 for awhile, but the automaker has yet to answer two of their bigger questions: when, and how much? Our colleagues at Autoblog may have the answers. They under...
12:03 am -04 - Tue, July 9, 2013
Engadget Netflix and CBS extend streaming deal, add CSI: NY and other shows
CBS has just let the ink dry on a contract extending its streaming deal with Netflix, and in addition to keeping existing content, the duo is adding a handful of new TV shows. While L.A. Complex and T...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 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...
11:27 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.08.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 8th - 14th)
After a long holiday weekend we have a few new things to look forward to including NCAA Football 14, season two of The Newsroom and the season premiere of Top Gear. Look below for the highlights this ...
10:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget US reportedly uses security agreements to intercept data from undersea fiber optic lines
The US government has clear incentives to safeguard against internet attacks coming through undersea fiber optic lines, but the Washington Post now hears that they're stretching the law to make this h...
10:07 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget BBC America going social with The Stig via branded 'Top Gear' Twitter video
Remember that whole Twitter-sanctioned "in-Tweet branded video" BBC America hinted at back in April? Well, we've got some more info -- and it's coming a few hours ahead of the partnership's debut. Ton...
09:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch steps down; Michael Huseby appointed CEO of Nook Media
Following reports earlier this year that Barnes & Noble may be sliding away from producing its own Nook hardware, the outfit's CEO has just stepped away from his corner office. Announced in a seri...
09:28 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Virgin Media launches Play Games portal for TiVo
Many of us don't see TiVos as game consoles, but Virgin Media would beg to differ -- there have been over a million game sessions this year on its edition of the DVR. Accordingly, it just launched a P...
08:59 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 spotted in yellow, white and black, replete with 2GB of RAM
For those obsessed with obscene megapixel counts and Windows Phone, Thursday can't come soon enough. If rumors prove true, the renders shown above will be made official in around 72 hours, with the Lu...
08:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Android's Jelly Bean contingent finally surpasses Gingerbread
It's a new era, we tell ya. An era where Google can finally say that its latest build of Android is also the one being used by the greatest majority of Android users. For over a year, Android 4.1+ has...
08:29 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Deus Ex's iOS spinoff launches on July 11th
Deus Ex: The Fall is sneaking / punching / stalking its way to iOS on July 11th, Square Enix announced this morning. When it arrives, it'll cost you nearly a sawbuck ($6.99 / £4.99 / 5.99€)...
08:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Imagination Tech CEO: 'the industry needs MIPS as much as MIPS needs the industry'
At an earlier press event in Shenzhen, Imagination Technologies' CEO Sir Hossein Yassaie delivered a clear message: his company's $100 million acquisition of MIPS isn't a short term strategy. Addition...
07:38 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget New BlackBerry Bold 9270 spotted, runs old BB7 OS
We're right in the middle of putting BlackBerry's gently priced Q5 through review testing, but the latest phone leak from Waterloo (well, Thailand actually) doesn't run BB10 at all and will presumably...
06:55 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Clearwire shareholders approve buyout by Sprint
Well, the FCC has already offered its tacit approval of the merger between Sprint, Clearwire and Softbank. And Sprint shareholders are on board with its buyout by Softbank. Really, the last hurdle for...
06:35 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget FIFA 13 now available for Windows Phone 8 as a Nokia exclusive
All Windows Phones were not created equal. Nokia's managed to snag exclusive access to this year's FIFA game -- it's only available for Lumia smartphone owners, so HTC and Samsung users are apparently...
06:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Twitter updates apps with direct message syncing and improved search results
Remember that raucous applause that occurred when the WWDC crowd was told that Notification Center clearings would be synced across devices in iOS 7? If you listen carefully, you'll hear something sim...
06:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 8: Brother InkJet all-in-one, Target iPad gift card offer
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
05:37 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 beta 3 released, brings a bundle of bug fixes and improvements
iOS 7 was revealed less than a month ago, and already Apple has pushed out its third beta release for the operating system. Yes, mobile devs, that means you've got a new download coming to you from Cu...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Google Now just a swipe away on HTC One with Android 4.2.2 update
It's not the rumored Jelly Bean 4.3 update for the One, but these latest software tweaks should make current owners happy nonetheless. HTC's begun rolling out an Android 4.2.2 OTA update to unlocked h...
05:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Motorola and NII Holdings announce US launch of PRIP, a push-to-talk service for Android
Sprint's iDEN network may have just recently shut off for good, but push-to-talk (PTT) technology isn't gone. Today, Motorola launched PRIP, a PTT platform that works using mobile data or WiFi network...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget IRL: Macally Ecofan Pro and the Nexus 4 on Telus
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Is it worth ...
03:53 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: Windows 8.1 will ship to OEMs in August
Computer makers will have Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update in hand by the end of August. Speaking at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference today, Windows chief Tami Reller announced the RTM timefra...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless' flagship RTA15 802.11ac router arrives July 15th for $190 (video)
It's rare that people email to ask us when a certain product is launching, but plenty of you have been jonesing for Amped Wireless' new 802.11ac WiFi router. Six months after the company teased the fl...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless' flagship RTA15 802.11ac router arrives July 16th for $190 (video)
It's rare that people email to ask us when a certain product is launching, but plenty of you have been jonesing for Amped Wireless' new 802.11ac WiFi router. Six months after the company teased the fl...
03:03 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Micromax launches Canvas 4 smartphone in India: 5-inch 720p display, 13MP camera, $295
Following on from the Canvas HD launched earlier this year, Micromax unveiled its newest flagship in India today: the Canvas 4 (aka A210). It's pretty similar to the HD, packing an identical 5-inch 72...
02:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Joe Belfiore posts photos snapped with a Nokia Lumia 1020
Just an innocuous boating photo, you say? Not quite. That's Microsoft's Joe Belfiore on the left, and his companions recently took both this snapshot and one other using a Nokia Lumia 1020 -- a phone...
02:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget First photos from Nokia Lumia 1020 surface on Joe Belfiore's Flickr account
Just an innocuous boating photo, you say? Not quite. That's Microsoft's Joe Belfiore on the left, and his companions recently took both this snapshot and one other using a Nokia Lumia 1020 -- a phone ...
02:14 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Amiga Games (and our childhood memories) acquired for $500,000
Forget Mac versus PC, there was a time when Amiga reigned supreme -- at least in the heart of many computer gamers of a certain age. The Amiga 500 simply blew other computers from the '80s away, espec...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS brings Galaxy S 4 to eight areas for $549 plus tax, wider availability coming 'soon'
Well, we can't say we didn't see this one coming. Shortly after making a stop by the FCC and being teased on Twitter, MetroPCS has made the Galaxy S 4 official with a $549 plus tax sticker price (and ...
01:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod tweak lets Google Voice SMS work through other apps
Many Android-based Google Voice users don't like having to use the official Google Voice app for text messaging, especially when its performance can be flaky. They now have some choice courtesy of exp...
12:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget THL's W11 'Monkey King' phone packs a 13MP camera on both sides
THL is a name that makes us cringe whenever we come across it, not only because its logo is clearly "inspired" by HTC's older counterpart, but more so because it's been shamelessly cloning designs fro...
11:57 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Bluetooth Low Energy coming to select Nokia Lumias via software update
It looks like Nokia's Windows Phones have some secrets to spill in a future software update. At a gathering in Hong Kong, as reported by BlogJack, the company said that Bluetooth LE support (part of t...
11:21 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Japanese broadcasters reject Panasonic Smart TV advert in fit of jealousy (video)
As technology adverts go, this new one from Panasonic isn't bad. We've certainly seen worse. From the POV of some major Japanese broadcasters, however, it's apparently too dangerous to air. According ...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Garmin's $130 smartphone HUD limits distractions with line-of-sight directions
We've become so dependent on GPS that a three-minute drive often means frequent glances at an in-car navigation companion. But taking your eyes off the road can be very dangerous, even if it's only fo...
10:22 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Nikon feels the pressure from smartphones, says it needs to 'change the concept of cameras'
With slumping point-and-shoot camera sales and falling earnings, even a conservative company like Nikon can see the writing on the wall. President Makoto Kimura told Bloomberg that the number of peopl...
09:34 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Zynga's new CEO reportedly discussed buying the company while still at Microsoft
Don Mattrick might still be arranging his desk stationery and getting his nameplate fitted on his new office door, but the former Microsoft Studios boss was apparently eyeing up Zynga for at least thr...
08:55 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Spotify for Windows Phone 8 update available now: drops beta, adds track scrubbing and more languages
As teased by no less than Windows Phone exec Joe Belfiore earlier this morning, Spotify has dropped its beta learning plates. In the latest update, you'll get improvements to offline playlists (hopefu...
08:32 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget HTC One drops by Bluetooth SIG with Android 4.3
Android 4.3 keeps popping up left, right and center and it's most recently been spotted running on an HTC One in the Bluetooth SIG. It's no secret that the new version of Jelly Bean will finally suppo...
07:55 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Roswell incident's 66th birthday celebrated with interactive Google Doodle
Depending on your point of view, today's either the 66th anniversary of an Air Force experiment gone awry or an alien landing. With tongue firmly in its cheek, Google is celebrating the Roswell incide...
07:12 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget App Store gives away popular iOS games and apps, likely to mark its 5th anniversary
Here's a little treat on a Monday morning. A number of premium iOS apps and games have been discounted to nothing over at the App Store, including the charming and mildly addictive Tiny Wings (and Tin...
06:25 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget GlassBattle puts Battleship on your face with Google Glass
While there have been Google Glass apps for lock screens, the Tesla Model S and even The New York Times, we've been wondering when we'd see a traditional game. Today, the wondering stops. GlassBattle ...
04:18 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget LG teasers drop not-so-subtle hints of G2 launch at August 7th event (video)
While LG initially gave no clues as to the focus of its August 7th event, the company isn't leaving much room for doubt now. It's sending both formal invitations and a teaser video (after the break) s...
03:31 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget How would you change Vizio's 14-inch Thin Plus Light?
Vizio (yes, that one) decided to launch itself head-first into the laptop market with the 14-inch Thin and Light, a staggeringly beautiful piece of hardware. Sadly, what it lavished on a full-metal ch...
02:39 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Facebook rolling out Graph Search to US users this week
Remember that profile-specific social network search tool Mark Zukerberg announced back in January? It's finally ready for the general public. According to the New York Times and ABC News, Facebook Gr...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, July 8, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 1st, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ma...
11:41 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 07.01.2013
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at ...
11:07 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Made in the USA special
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.During this Independence Day-tinged week, the Engadget team has been peer...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Hard drives face hard truths
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The PlayStation 4's is upgradeable; the Xbox One's is not. For at least the second consecutive generation (the third fo...
07:57 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Droid Ultra surfaces in leaked photo, model number hints at Maxx variant
If the signs of Motorola's upcoming Droid refresh weren't clear enough already, an in-the-flesh photo of what's said to be the Droid Ultra XT1080 has surfaced on the XDA Developers forum, courtesy of ...
05:09 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shutting down MSN TV this September
Just after celebrating the service's sweet 16th, Microsoft has announced it will be shutting down MSN TV on September 30th. To help ease the transition, Redmond is offering current subscribers free ac...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: floating power plant, water chip and a solar-powered family car
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Fresh water is the most precious resource on Earth, and it'...
07:41 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Pacific Rim tries out the Super Ticket theater Plus digital download combo in Canada
In June Paramount and Regal Theaters tried out a $50 "Mega Ticket" promotion for World War Z, and this month Warner Bros. is testing out a similar package in Canada for Pacific Rim. Available at Cinep...
03:11 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Solar Impulse ends cross-country US flight slightly early in NY due to torn left wing
Solar Impulse has successfully hopped its way across the US, completing the final leg of its journey from Washington Dulles International Airport. While today marks the end of the effort at New York's...
02:58 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best smartphone for a teenager?
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 Gingernut2K, who wants to talk about re...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, July 7, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 1st, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, Simple Mobile changed its low-cost plans for the better and act...
10:30 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 7.6.13: deep-space radio, scent-ography and the new hunt for Aliens
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.It's not often that smell gets a look-in when it comes to gadgets and technology. That all changes this ...
07:47 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget SpaceX shows off new nav gear with latest Grasshopper rocket launch-and-landing (video)
We've been watching as the SpaceX Grasshopper's leap has grown higher and higher with each successive launch (and landing!), and the rocket's flights never fail to impress. The reusable spacecraft's l...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition: what's different?
Several days ago we received a Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition to play with and shared our first impressions. This week we take a closer look at what's different between this handset and its To...
02:55 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget Hulu bids are in, if it sells then the next owner's identity may hinge on video rights
Take two of the sale of Hulu is approaching its inevitable end, as multiple sources report the final bids have come in. Currently the site is owned by Disney, Fox and Comcast, while reported intereste...
01:25 pm -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget Video claims to show budget iPhone, will sell you Android imitation today
Some things just look too good to be true, and this extremely polished hands-on -- purporting to be the rumored, as yet unconfirmed budget iPhone -- is possibly one of them. However, this comes via so...
10:40 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget PSA: Astrid task management service shuts down on August 5th
When Astrid was acquired by Yahoo in May, it warned us that its task management service would close within 90 days. Today, it has a more specific date: customers have until August 5th to export any da...
05:57 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget Motorola 'Droid Maxx' image leaks out, could be extended battery version of Droid Ultra
Closing out a week full of Motorola leaks, @evleaks has posted this image of a device claimed to be the Droid Maxx, due on Verizon later this year and flashing a Kevlar frame with capacitive buttons. ...
03:58 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget Take a virtual tour of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley set on Google Street View
Google has alohomora'd a way for everyone (even muggles) to visit Diagon Alley without the need for magic wands. You can now explore the famous Harry Potter set at Warner Bros. London studio via Stree...
12:14 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden offered asylum in Venezuela (update: Bolivia too)
Now that PRISM leaker Edward Snowden has spent a few days in Russia with a US extradition request looming over him, WikiLeaks legal advisor Sarah Harrison has submitted asylum applications and request...
12:13 am -04 - Sat, July 6, 2013
Engadget NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden offered asylum in Venezuela
Now that PRISM leaker Edward Snowden has spent a few days in Russia with a US extradition request looming over him, WikiLeaks legal advisor Sarah Harrison has submitted asylum applications and request...
11:24 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.05.2013
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...
10:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: HX50V, Minx Air 100, and Moto X customization
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...
08:52 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Instagram for iOS gets landscape mode, Cinema stabilization support for front-facing cameras
We've all been there: you're trying to Instagram that crazy double rainbow, but with the square image constraints, it's just not happening. Well, iOS users, fret no more: today, the Instagram app gets...
08:21 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Windows Touch gets a redesign, two-step verification
Couple of updates to Evernote for Windows Touch users: for starters, the app's hub page has been redesigned for a better fingers-on experience, bringing handy columns for notes, shortcuts created acro...
07:32 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget FCC clears the way for unification of Sprint, Softbank and Clearwire
As expected and predicted, today the Federal Communications Commission approved the merger of American mobile company Sprint with Japanese mobile giant Softbank and broadband service company Clearwire...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Nintendo confirms Wii Vitality Sensor's death, says it produced inconsistent results
Oh Wii Vitality Sensor, we hardly knew ye... in that we didn't know you at all. Nintendo introduced the pulse-sensing Wii peripheral at its E3 2009 stage show, and said we'd hear more in "the future."...
07:01 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget 3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)
These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's a word now) your belongings is a relatively str...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Harmony Ultimate and Smart Hub review: Logitech outdoes itself with new remotes
Until now, Logitech's Harmony line has been the name in programmable remotes. Now the company's back with three follow-up products, and they differ enough from earlier models to warrant an explanation...
05:45 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Original Xbox could have been named MARZ, VERV, other awkward acronyms
Xbox is a household name today, but a recently unearthed EDGE interview with Seamus Blackley has revealed that this name almost didn't make the early cut. Microsoft asked Blackley's team for a name ch...
04:46 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Solar Team Eindhoven crafts solar-powered family car (video)
The solar-powered cars we've seen to date are usually built for just one person -- not very useful when many of us need to carry passengers. TU/e's Solar Team Eindhoven just brought some much-needed r...
04:17 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 3 adds Now TV in the UK, offers access to Sky Movies and Sky Sports
Sure, the PlayStation 3 is going to be making way for the new generation soon, but something tells us folks won't complain about having access to more entertainment on Sony's aging console. To wit, No...
03:54 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS teases Galaxy S 4 launch next week
We've known for a while that a MetroPCS-friendly version of Samsung's Galaxy S 4 was in the cards, but the carrier hasn't been very forthcoming with its plans. At least, until now -- the company just ...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: OnBeat headphones are powered by rock, the sun
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...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget EU and Japan gun for 100Gbps fiber optic internet speeds via new research projects
The European Commission and Japan have just announced a series of research projects to help speed up replacement of their soon-to-be-antiquated internet backbones. One of them, the STRAUSS project, wi...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget HTC One Google Play edition: what's different?
Last week we got our hands on the HTC One Google Play edition and shared our first impressions. Today we dig a little deeper into how this superphone differs from its Sense 5-equipped siblings, with a...
01:47 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget BBC to put 3D production on hold following unsuccessful two-year pilot
Just how popular is 3D broadcast content? Not even a tiny bit, if the BBC's latest decision is any indication. Britain's top broadcaster has vowed to take a three-year hiatus from producing 3D video -...
01:34 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget UK watchdog warns of rural broadband delay, blames BT monopoly
Despite receiving hundreds of millions of pounds in government subsidies, the effort to bring high-speed internet to rural parts of the UK seems to be running seriously behind schedule. The National A...
12:36 pm -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Cowon iAUDIO 9Plus 2-inch PMP launching July 12th in Japan for $118 and up
Remember the days before portable media players sported touchscreens? You'll soon be able to relive that golden era with Cowon's iAUDIO 9+, a diminutive PMP that's launching July 12th in Japan. The de...
11:16 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Google Glass APK reveals clues of a 'Boutique' app market
A user named "Zhouwei" on Github's Gist code snippet site has taken a thorough look at the latest APK for the Google Glass Explorer edition and found a few gems, including a possible app store called ...
11:16 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Google Glass update teardown reveals clues of a 'Boutique' app market
A user named Zhouwei has taken a thorough look at the latet Google Glass Explorer XE7 version and found a few gems, including a possible app store called the Boutique. That would make sense given that...
10:23 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Public beta registration now open for the Xbox 360's 2013 Live update
It's that time of the year again, and we're not talking about the long Independence Day weekend. Microsoft has opened up public beta registration for the 2013 Xbox Live update, and this time around yo...
10:07 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Japan gets a pair of exclusive Pokemon X and Y 3DS XLs, world seethes with envy
Nintendo has a history of releasing snazzy special edition hardware outside of the U.S. and two Japan-only Pokemon X & Y 3DS XLs have now been added to it. The blue passive-3D dual-screen handheld...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget HTC improves performance in Q2 2013, makes $41.6 million
Though HTC fell shy of the $66.7 million in earnings investors were looking for in Q2 2013, at least it's a marked improvement over last quarter's disaster. HTC managed to improve profits to $41.6 mil...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget HTC finances improve over last quarter, but show just $41.6 million profit in Q2 2013
Though HTC has fallen shy of the $66.7 million in earnings investors were looking for in Q2 2013, at least it's a marked improvement over last quarter's disaster. It managed to improve profits to $41....
08:21 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget UK government issues ultimatum on Google's troublesome privacy policy
A year and a half after Google introduced its new, "simpler" privacy policy, UK regulators have come to a verdict: Mountain View must now change that policy by September 20th or face the possibility o...
08:00 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Roamer's app-based call forwarding helps you save cash abroad (video)
Call forwarding when you're abroad isn't the most exciting of tech topics, but it is one that's likely to save you a bundle on the road. Roamer is a new iOS and Android app that forwards your regular ...
06:22 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget EU toughens penalties for internet-based crimes
Virtual crime can lead to very real damage, and the European Parliament knows this well enough to have just issued a draft directive toughening up the EU's penalties for internet-based violations. Get...
04:39 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Sony to offer UltraViolet movies in France and Germany starting late September
To use UltraViolet these days, you have to live in one of a few English-speaking countries. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will change that soon: the company just teased its plans for the digital lo...
03:11 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget AT&T Locker cloud storage arrives on Windows Phone 8
AT&T Locker has been available on Android and iOS for awhile, but those aren't the only platforms the carrier offers -- others need their online storage, too. Accordingly, AT&T has quietly pos...
01:46 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Kim Dotcom's Mega launches Android app, vows iOS and Windows apps soon
Kim Dotcom launched his Mega cloud storage platform with much fanfare, but few ways to use it. That's finally improving now that the Mega Android app is here. The release won't shock anyone who has us...
12:38 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung's estimated Q2 2013 profits top out at $8.33 billion
Right on schedule, Samsung has released its earnings estimates for Q2 2013 ahead of its full announcement later this month. And, as you might expect, the company made a lot of money: a tidy profit of ...
12:04 am -04 - Fri, July 5, 2013
Engadget Sony's My Xperia smartphone recovery service launches worldwide
Sony's My Xperia phone-finding service isn't just for Nordic climates anymore; following a pilot earlier this year, the recovery tool is now rolling out worldwide. Anyone with a 2012- or 2013-era Xper...
11:04 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Vudu for Android now available on (some) phones, not just tablets
Vudu's player for Android launched last year with tablet support, and now a new update lets it work on a limited selection of phones. Newer Samsung handsets, the Nexus 4, HTC One and several other dev...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.04.2013
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...
09:55 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget European Parliament votes to investigate US surveillance of EU residents
Not surprisingly, the European Parliament isn't happy to hear that the NSA and other US agencies are allegedly snooping on communications in Europe and elsewhere. It isn't just complaining loudly, how...
09:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils 20-megapixel WB110 bridge camera with 26x optical zoom
While its mostly been busy blurring the lines between smartphone and camera lately, Samsung's still churning out regular shooters as well. Case in point: it just launched the WB110, a 20-megapixel suc...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Editorial: High Fidelity Pure Audio starting a noble but losing battle
The announcement is wrapped in an aura of déjà vu: Universal Music Group is marketing an uncompressed, high-end digital audio format for Blu-ray called High Fidelity Pure Audio (HFPA). W...
07:02 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Dell mulls entry into wearable tech, says tablet sales aren't so hot
Wearable technology is all the rage these days, and Dell isn't immune to the peer pressure: its global VP of personal computing, Sam Burd, tells the Guardian that his company is "exploring ideas" in t...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Programming is FUNdamental: A closer look at Code.org's star-studded computer science campaign
"All these people who've made it big have their own variation of the same story, where they felt lucky to be exposed to computer programming at the right age, and it bloomed into something that change...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange back in action
As promised, Mt. Gox has reenabled cash withdrawals after taking its system offline to iron out the kinks. The Bitcoin exchange says it's successfully processed over $1,000,000 worth of transactions d...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Robugtix's 3D-printed T8 spiderbot will terrify your friends for $1,350 (video)
Whether they run, jump or swim, there are plenty of robots around to be fearful of. None have quite exacerbated our arachnophobia as much as Robugtix's T8 octopod, however. The 3D-printed spiderbot no...
03:30 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 351: Made in the USA week - 07.04.13
It's the fourth of July, so we've dedicated this week's episode to the revitalized Made in the USA movement. Sure, the NSA is spying on us, but at least you can take your mind off it with Brian and Ti...
03:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Sony and NTT DoCoMo announce limited edition Hatsune Miku-themed Xperia A
NTT DoCoMo has a heritage of exclusively signing up fictional personalities to hawk its handsets and following the likes of Evangelion, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and One Piece, it's the turn of not-act...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review
It's been six months since Lenovo launched the ThinkPad Helix at CES, but during that time we've never really stopped talking about it. Every time we've reviewed a comparable product -- a small-ish PC...
01:43 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget France reportedly has its own PRISM-like data surveillance system
The US isn't the only western country with an all-seeing digital eye... at least, according to Le Monde. The news outlet claims that France's General Directorate for External Security has a PRISM-lik...
01:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Latest Humble e-book Bundle lets you pick your own price for unicorns, Wheaton
For the next two weeks, you can snag four e-books for whatever price you want with the second Humble e-book Bundle. As always, each contribution benefits whoever you prefer, be it the authors, charity...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Snapchat Android update adds transparency, still lacks 'bad judgment' filter
The latest version of Snapchat's Android app cleans up its interface and adds gesture-based navigation controls. Everything from conversation view and the contact list received a once over making it f...
11:01 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Deutsche Borse to open Cloud Exchange, treat computing as a commodity
Bitcoin fans are familiar with using cloud computing to generate a commodity -- but what would happen if cloud computing was the commodity? The Deutsche Börse should find out when it opens its ne...
10:06 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung ships its 55- and 65-inch 4K TVs to Korea on July 6th
If you're one of the lucky 100-plus Koreans who pre-ordered one of Samsung's F9000-series 4K TVs this June, you'll be glad to know that you're getting your reward very soon. The company has just annou...
09:09 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Scientists grow human liver from stem cells, hope to relieve transplant woes (video)
Stem cell research has resulted in several important breakthroughs in medicine, such as rebuilding the larynx and regenerating spinal cord connectors. Now the liver, one of the most highly sought afte...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Plasma thruster could propel small satellites into deep space for cheap
A few years from now, we might be able to send small satellites into deep space for cheap using a new propulsion system being developed by University of Michigan engineers -- assuming they raise enoug...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget White Nexus 4 sells out, no longer available on Google Play
If you've been putting off buying a white Nexus 4, be ready to wallow in regret: you've missed your chance to get one straight from Google Play. Both the 8GB and 16GB versions are "no longer available...
05:56 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget BBC to broadcast Wimbledon final and semi-final matches in 3D
Though ESPN 3D's imminent demise might be evidence to some that 3D TV isn't exactly killing it, BBC has confirmed that it will cover Wimbledon again this year with that extra dimension. In particular,...
04:08 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Bluebox reveals Android security hole, may affect 99 percent of devices
Researchers at Bluebox Security have revealed a disturbing flaw in Android's security model, which the group claims may affect up to 99 percent of Android devices in existence. According to Bluebox, t...
03:36 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Boxee Cloud DVR to shut down following Samsung deal, goes dark July 10th
If you're like us, you were wondering what impact Samsung's acquisition of Boxee would have on Boxee's Cloud DVR service. Unfortunately, we don't have good news. Boxee is shutting down the service on ...
02:31 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 for AT&T possibly spied with Pro Cam app
Wondering what the Nokia EOS (aka Lumia 1020) will look like in US trim? This may be your first glimpse: @evleaks has posted a press image of the device in its AT&T form. If accurate, it represent...
02:11 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Navy awards weaponized railgun manufacturing contract to BAE Systems
Just over 18 months after making its video debut, the Navy's electromagnetic railgun has a manufacturer. BAE Systems -- known for e-ink-powered tank camouflage, autonomous spiderbots and machine-gun-m...
01:03 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Here Maps service comes to the Asha 501, beta release available now for download
The touchscreen Asha 501 Nokia unveiled back in May will now work with Here Maps, the company announced on its blog today. The navigation service is already available on Windows Phone 8, Firefox OS, A...
12:08 am -04 - Thu, July 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's Crackle arrives on BlackBerry 10, reminds us to not watch Bad Boys II
Slowly, but steadily, BlackBerry's building its BB10 app catalog with some major gets. Today, that burgeoning list grows by a very important one with the addition of Sony's Crackle. The free, ad-based...
11:31 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.03.2013
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...
11:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung to build five new R&D centers in Korea for $4.5 billion
You gotta spend money to make money. Samsung knows that, which is why the Korean powerhouse will be spending about 5 trillion won (roughly $4.5 billion) to build five new R&D centers over the next...
10:14 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget GM and Honda team up to produce next-gen fuel cells by 2020
You'd be forgiven for thinking that hydrogen fuel cell cars have vanished when EVs rule the headlines, but GM and Honda haven't forgotten them -- in fact, they've just unveiled a new fuel cell partner...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Limbo now available for iOS, terrifies gamers with its elegant simplicity
Starting today, Limbo, the 2D side-scrolling game that both charmed and terrified us on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, is available for iOS devices. Dino Patti, the CEO of indie developer Playdead, tweet...
09:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Two mystery Motorola phones hit the FCC, likely headed for Verizon
While we're waiting (and rather impatiently, we might add) for Motorola to officially take the wraps off the Droid Ultra and Moto X, a pair of mystery devices from the company have popped up at the FC...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft details Xbox One's Reputation system, keeps gentle gamers together
Good-natured Xbox Live gamers sometimes face a tough choice: they either have to isolate themselves in parties or risk playing against griefers and other ne'er-do-wells. Microsoft could avoid that hor...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Yahoo acquires Xobni, aims for smarter contacts in its services
Yahoo must be starting the summer with an acquisition spree: it bought Qwiki yesterday, and it's buying Xobni today in a deal that AllThingsD estimates is worth $30 million to $40 million. The acquisi...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Yahoo acquires Xobni, aims for smarter contacts in its services (updated)
Yahoo must be starting the summer with an acquisition spree: it bought Qwiki yesterday, and it's buying Xobni today in a deal that AllThingsD estimates is worth $30 million to $40 million. The acquisi...
08:04 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Boston University sues Apple over chip technology patent
We usually associate Boston University with brain studies and bat-chasing UAVs; we'll have to add technology patent lawsuits to the list. Following similar claims versus the likes of Amazon and Samsun...
07:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter outlines new model for targeted ads
We'll admit that we haven't been particularly impressed with the sponsored tweets we've been getting courtesy of Twitter's current ad model. To address the issue, the service is toying around with a m...
07:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget ABC: Moto X smartphone to ship with custom colors and engraving
We've heard few details about Motorola's upcoming flagship smartphone since the firm's CEO teased the device at D11, but a full-age advertisement in several of the country's top newspapers today hinte...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Vine update brings new tools and channels, videos still six seconds long
Vine's offering up the latest update to the iOS version of the video sharing app. Nope, it's not an Instagram-inspired lengthening. Instead, version 1.3 brings a handful of new tools to the micro-vide...
07:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Computing UI visionary Douglas Engelbart passes away at age 88
The computing world lost one of its great minds and true pioneers yesterday. Douglas Engelbart passed away at age 88, just over a half-century after he joined the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) -- ...
06:57 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment Network introduces carrier billing in the UK
Sony Network Entertainment and Sony Computer Entertainment are teaming up with payments processor Boku to support carrier billing in the United Kingdom. The new feature, which is reportedly compatible...
06:30 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Broken promise: Double Fine's 'Broken Age' Kickstarter mess
"The world of video game design is a mysterious one," Double Fine's Kickstarter pitch reads. "What really happens behind the closed doors of a development studio is often unknown, unappreciated or mis...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Sony's crazy 'The Playroom' PlayStation 4 demo comes pre-loaded on the system
Even though Sony's offering a few free PlayStation 4 games at launch to PlayStation Plus members, the company apparently wants to extend its philanthropy to the entire PS4 consumer base. Every PlaySta...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget American redux: Apple, Motorola, Lenovo and the pulse of stateside manufacturing
Google introduced the Nexus Q close to a year ago. It was an intriguing device with a standout design, but its high asking price and limited functionality meant it wasn't long before the Q was pulled ...
05:48 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Flixster for BlackBerry 10 adds UltraViolet movie streaming
BlackBerry 10 users have had Flixster's app as a movie guide since January, but they haven't had the chance to watch their discoveries on the BlackBerry itself. Thankfully, Flixster has provided that ...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Instacube delayed, refunds promised once units ship
While Instagram busies itself tackling the world of micro-video, D2M, the company behind Instacube, is struggling to bring its Android-based photo frame to market. Late last month, it took to Kickstar...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Glympse scores saving to Evernote on Android, iOS support coming soon
Sharing your location through Glympse has been a time-sensitive affair, with friends and family receiving links to maps that would plot your position for a few hours at most. Now, however, Glympse has...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft kills Facebook, Flickr integration in Windows 8.1 Photos app
If you enjoyed Windows 8's central Photos app that not only stored your local images but also those from other sites, you might be disappointed with Windows 8.1, if a post in Microsoft's forums is any...
04:20 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget HP Slate 7 review: HP's budget Android tablet is less of a hit, more of a miss
It's no secret that HP has struggled when it comes to tablets. The company has faced (and crashed into) its share of mobile device hurdles in recent years -- most notably, with the ill-fated and expen...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Report: Samsung buys Boxee, keeping on full staff
Several Israeli news agencies are reporting that Korean electronics giant Samsung purchased set-top box company Boxee today. The Tel Aviv-based company apparently got less than the $30 million it was ...
03:55 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung buys Boxee, keeping on full staff (update: Samsung confirms)
Several Israeli news agencies are reporting that Korean electronics giant Samsung purchased set-top box company Boxee today. The Tel Aviv-based company apparently got less than the $30 million it was ...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Gregory Lee becomes President of Samsung's US mobile division, Dale Sohn to advise JK Shin
Samsung is shaking up its US mobile efforts: it just appointed Global Marketing Operations head Gregory Lee as the President of Samsung Telecommunications America, effective immediately. The company h...
03:44 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 3: RCA 55-inch LED HDTV, Canon EOS 60D
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget AT&T updates privacy policy, may begin sharing anonymous user data
In an update on its Public Policy Blog, AT&T disclosed that it may begin selling anonymous user data to retailers and marketers, with the end goal being "to deliver more relevant advertising to......
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Nokia 'Eros,' Mars, HTC One Mini and One Max name checked in O2 document
Is the 4.7-inch HTC One not the right size for your hands? Do Nokia's latest Lumia phones not appeal to your design sensibilities? Well, a leaked document from O2 Germany lists four unannounced device...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft ties Bing Ads into Windows 8.1 Smart Search
With Windows 8.1, Microsoft made a significant change to the way users search: it unified the experience to include web, cloud, app and system results. Now, the company's putting something else into S...
02:04 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Report: Lovefilm will cease UK game rentals by August 8th
Lovefilm has told Eurogamer that it will no longer offer game rentals by mail in the UK after August 8th. Additionally, the Amazon division confirmed via its blog that the option is no longer availabl...
01:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget EE details shared and PAYG data plans, NFC payment service and new router
There was only one form of bacon present at EE's breakfast event today, but plenty more to chew on, as the UK 4G provider shed light on its new shared plans and PAYG data-only offerings. The sharing s...
01:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget EE details shared and PAYG data plans, NFC payment service, new router
There was only one form of bacon present at EE's breakfast event today, but plenty more to chew on, as the UK 4G provider shed light on its new shared plans and PAYG data-only offerings. The sharing s...
01:02 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant app for Android updated to work on rooted devices
When Redbox Instant's mobile apps launched earlier this year some users noticed that it refused to work on rooted Android hardware. Now a new update, noted in the log as "changed the way we handle roo...
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry OS 10.2 leak reveals actionable notifications, WiFi Direct and more
BlackBerry 10 users rejoice! The awesome folks over at the CrackBerry forums have leaked a few screenshots of BlackBerry's upcoming OS 10.2 (build 10.2.0.483, to be exact) which reveal a bunch of new ...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces the 207 and 208: 3G data and month-long standby for $68
Smartphone sales may have surpassed featurephone sales earlier this year, but that's not stopping Nokia from releasing devices like the 207 and 208. Both feature a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, 3G (HSPDA, up ...
11:57 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Left 4 Dead 2 mutates past Linux beta, adds more mod tools
Left 4 Dead 2 is the latest game in Valve's catalog to clamber out of the Steam for Linux beta. Unlike last week's Half-Life 2 news however, the extra something coming along for the ride isn't VR head...
11:17 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox One coming to Japan in 2014
It's never nice to be told you're a second class citizen, which is probably why Microsoft was reticent to mention when the Xbox One would launch in Japan. When 4Gamer cornered Yasuyuki Higuchi for ans...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Nook's Android app now supports HD magazines on tablets
Next time you fire up the Nook app on your Android tablet, you'll be able to browse HD magazines -- assuming your device has a 1280 x 720 screen. Introduced three months ago on Retina iPads, the featu...
09:40 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget FCC set to approve Softbank's Sprint and Clearwire deals, says Bloomberg
It looks as if nine months of hard politicking is coming to an end, now that the FCC has reportedly rubber-stamped the deal to tie up Softbank with Sprint and Clearwire. Bloomberg's cabal of insiders ...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Finnish startup led by an ex-Nokian set to launch pricey Android phones in 2014
Nokia's turmoils, and subsequent mass layoffs, have freed up plenty of smart people in the Finnish workforce to do their own thing. Rovio with Angry Birds, Jolla with Sailfish and now Adaia. The 16-pe...
09:21 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Finnish startup Adaia set to launch $1,300 Android phone in 2014
Nokia's turmoils, and subsequent mass layoffs, have freed up plenty of smart people in the Finnish workforce to do their own thing. Rovio with Angry Birds, Jolla with Sailfish and now Adaia. The 16-pe...
08:36 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget EE doubling 4G spectrum allocation in 12 cities tomorrow
EE invited us to a breakfast get-together this morning, and spectrum was on the menu. Back in April, EE reported that it would be doubling the LTE spectrum allocation in ten cities, promising twice th...
08:36 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget EE doubling 4G spectrum allocation in 12 cities tomorrow to boost speed
EE invited us to a breakfast get-together this morning, and spectrum was on the menu. Back in April, EE reported that it would be doubling the LTE spectrum allocation in ten cities, promising twice th...
08:19 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung sells 20 million Galaxy S 4s according to Korean Media
So, JK Shin hasn't emerged from Samsung's HQ declaring that his company has sold 20 million Galaxy S 4s, but the day (and week) is still young. Korea's news media is quoting the CEO as saying that Sam...
08:19 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung sells 20 million Galaxy S 4 handsets, according to Korean media
So, JK Shin hasn't emerged from Samsung's HQ declaring that his company has sold 20 million Galaxy S 4s, but the day (and week) is still young. Korea's news media is quoting the CEO as saying that Sam...
07:48 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget No jail time for Olympus bosses who committed $1.7 billion accounting fraud
You might think a harmless white collar crime would escape the wheels of justice. After all, what's a little $1.7 billion accounting scandal in the grand scheme of things? As it turns out, you wouldn'...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Netgear's R6100 router hits 802.11ac speeds for $100, available now
The R6100 is the latest addition to Netgear's 2013 router lineup and retails for an easier-to-justify price than its siblings. For $100, the 802.11ac-generating square will connect to the new Macbook ...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget USA Network's Anywhere Plus iOS app adds episode viewing
Like many, many (many) other programmers, NBC Universal's USA Network has had its own iOS app, USA Anywhere, for quite some time. However, users have been disappointed with the lack of past episode av...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget USA Network now lets you watch past episodes on its iOS app
Like many, many (many) other programmers, NBC Universal's USA Network has had its own iOS app, USA Anywhere, for quite some time. However, users have been disappointed with the lack of past episode av...
05:47 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Facebook stickers come to the web
Facebook brought stickers to its Android and iOS apps this spring, and they're reaching the web right as summer hits full stride. As in the mobile space, desktop users can now use critters, giant smil...
05:07 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Take a tour of Thomas Jefferson's Monticello home with Google Street View
With Independence Day right around the corner, there's no better time to get to know America's Founding Fathers. And now, Google Street View is taking you into the home of one. Thomas Jefferson's Mont...
04:13 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Polaroid's Polamatic app brings its unique brand of nostalgia to Android
If the multitude of apps with faux-retro photo filters simply isn't enough, you'll be happy to know that Polamatic for Android is available today in the Google Play store. Polamatic allows you to ador...
03:18 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Garmin DC 50 dog collar promises better satellite reception, longer battery life
Your dog can run, but it can't hide from Garmin's latest dog tracking collar. The DC 50 ups the game for the GPS company's satellite-friendly canine wearables, offering a more rugged, waterproof (up t...
02:22 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Home Pass lets Comcast subscribers watch streaming videos without logging in
Sure you'd like to watch On Demand content on your computer, but there's that whole tiresome logging-in thing you have to do first. If you subscribe to both Xfinity TV and Internet services, however, ...
01:36 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Mattrick's exit from Microsoft reportedly due to impending executive shuffle
So what's next for Microsoft after the sudden departure of former Xbox chief Don Mattrick to lead Zynga? The move is reportedly related to an executive restructuring that will be announced soon, direc...
12:53 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Google posts Glass FAQ tackling policy and technology concerns
Google has nearly finished rolling out Glass to Explorer Program members, but many of us still have questions while the technology remains rare. The company is satisfying some of that curiosity today:...
12:20 am -04 - Wed, July 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 356 - 07.02.13
We may have had some connectivity issues during our livestream, but the magic of post production means a smooth podcast for your listening pleasure as usual. Aside from the usual topics like Netflix, ...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.02.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Apple recruits Yves St Laurent CEO for VP position focusing on 'special projects'
Paul Deneve, former CEO of fashion outfit Yves St Laurent, has joined Apple's top ranks as a vice president. Cupertino says he'll report directly to Tim Cook and will work on "special projects," but t...
11:06 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Apple recruits Yves Saint Laurent CEO for VP position focusing on 'special projects'
Paul Deneve, former CEO of fashion outfit Yves Saint Laurent, has joined Apple's top ranks as a vice president. Cupertino says he'll report directly to Tim Cook and will work on "special projects," bu...
10:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Fedora 19 Schrodinger's Cat released with 3D printing, Developer's Assistant, paradoxes
Fedora 19 Schrodinger's Cat may have a name that suggests it's both alive and dead, but there's no uncertainties about its release -- the finished Linux distribution is now available on Fedora's serve...
10:23 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Southwest fliers to get TV for free on mobile devices courtesy of Dish network
Virgin America is often the domestic airline leading the way in in-flight entertainment, but Southwest Airlines is doing its best to keep up with Sir Richard Branson's stateside flight outfit. Earlier...
09:51 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 may let third-party apps take control of notifications
Now that a leaked build of Android 4.3 is in the wild, curious users have been poring over the code to see exactly what's new. Kevin from TeslaCoil Software may have found one of the first real gems: ...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Wikipedia rolls out VisualEditor, lets you edit without the cumbersome markup
Making simple edits to a post on Wikipedia hasn't traditionally been an impossible undertaking, but Wiki markup (the syntax used to add and adjust formatting) wasn't nearly as intuitive as it could ha...
09:05 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly hires Hulu exec to negotiate future media deals
If you believe past rumors, Apple has sometimes had difficulty getting the media industry to agree with its vision of the future. Its solution may be to hire from the industry itself -- Bloomberg clai...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Sharp intros 32-inch IGZO monitor with 4K resolution and pen support
The majority of the world is still patiently waiting for 4K technology to become more widely adopted, and companies are certainly doing all they can to assist in speeding up that process. Following in...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Into the heart of CERN: an undergound tour of the Large Hadron Collider (video)
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I've been to see ALICE -- though there was no looking glass to jump through, just ...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Into the heart of CERN: an underground tour of the Large Hadron Collider (video)
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland I've been to see ALICE -- though there was no looking glass to jump through, just ...
08:15 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Yahoo acquires video sharing startup Qwiki
If you thought Marissa Mayer was done snatching up companies and was ready to turn her focus internally, you were wrong. Clearly the CEO sees no reason why the company can't handle both simultaneously...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget FTC approves settlement with HTC over logging software
In late February the FTC and HTC came to a tentative settlement over the manufacturer's poorly secured software, which included HTC Loggers. The commission voted three to none, with one commissioner r...
07:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft security breach exposes user data, account holders urged to update passwords
If you've ever signed up for a Uplay account, your information could now be in the hands of criminals. Ubisoft's confirmed that a security breach at one of its sites, now closed, has granted hackers a...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Selfloops bridges sport gadget divide on Android with combo ANTPlus adapter and battery pack
If you take your smartphone-assisted exercise seriously, you'll probably want both ANT+ sensor support and a power pack to offset the increased battery drain that follows. It's a good thing that Selfl...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Introducing .nyc: New York City to get its own top-level domain
New Yorkers are notoriously proud of their city, and what better way to show hometown love than with a .nyc address? According to Mayor Bloomberg's official Twitter account, that will soon be possible...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget MediaTek to launch true 8-core, 2GHz MT6592 chipset in November?
Samsung may already have its 8-core Exynos 5 Octa offering, but the cunning "big.LITTLE" implementation means only up to four cores work together at any time -- either the Cortex-A15 quartet or its le...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget America's most sustainable city: A green dream deferred
It sounds like the future. Whirring electric skateboards, the joyous chatter of children in a distant playground and an unusual absence of petrol-powered machinery. It looks like the future, too. Glis...
05:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget India launches GPS-like IRNSS satellite, aims to complete system by 2016
India will soon have a positioning system of its own. Much like our own GPS, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is scheduled to provide location information to civilians and gover...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Virtuix Omni VR treadmill demoed with Minecraft in multiplayer mode (video)
Remember that gaming treadmill that we sweated all over during E3 last month? Virtuix's Kickstarted Omni is still firmly in the prototype stage, but that's not stopping the company from putting the gi...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget 14-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop review: smaller, faster, lighter
More InfoRazer Blade review (late 2012)Razer reveals the Blade Pro and 14-inch Blade gaming laptopsRazer Blade Pro and 14-inch models hands-onMost companies refresh their products on an annual basis, ...
04:46 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on redux: benchmark and camera preview
You may have already read our Sony Xperia Z Ultra hands-on last week, but since then we've also been able to spend a tiny bit more time with a pre-production unit (with firmware build 14.1.B.1.277). I...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Meet Styx and Kerberos, Pluto's newly named moons
SETI's best known for its search for sentient life in the cosmos, but when the Hubble space telescope found a pair of new moons orbiting Pluto (at SETI's behest), it decided to do some planetoid namin...
04:20 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget HTC confirms One S will no longer receive Android updates
It's not a Nexus, so suspend your disbelief: HTC's One S will not be getting any further Android updates. That's right, One S owners, your device is now officially a relic. In a statement released to ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Nokia launch Music Mix Party, let friends share a streaming Xbox playlist (video)
We've seen a few attempts at shared audio streaming, but many of these depend on specialized apps or hardware. Microsoft and Nokia could clear that hurdle with their newly launched Nokia Music Mix Par...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Pebble seals exclusive retail deal, lands at Best Buy July 7th for $150 (video)
Yes, last night's rumors were true. Pebble just announced that it's sealed an exclusive retail deal to sell its iconic smartwatch at Best Buy locations nationwide. The wearable device is available onl...
03:42 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Pebble seals exclusive retail deal, lands at Best Buy July 7th for $150 (update: white Pebbles shipping)
Yes, last night's rumors were true. Pebble just announced that it's sealed an exclusive retail deal to sell its iconic smartwatch at Best Buy locations nationwide. The wearable device is available onl...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget PSA: Download your Google Reader data by July 15th
Right on schedule, Google's popular Reader site has gone offline. Visitors are now greeted with an apology message of sorts, along with a warning that data will be permanently deleted after 12PM PST o...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an HTC One Google Play edition, courtesy of dbrand!
Ever since Google announced that it was joining forces with Samsung and HTC to push out a stock Android version of the two biggest flagships on the market, we knew that a giveaway of at least one of t...
02:31 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Netflix lands multi-year subscription exclusive for New Girl
While Netflix has scored some coups in original content, it has arguably been slacking on deals for conventional TV shows -- Amazon has landed numerous exclusives on that front in recent months. Netfl...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 review: one giant smartphone for mankind
Godzilla, Frankenstein's monster and Bigfoot are mythical creatures that don't exist (although you might dispute the latter). But now, an equally beastly smartphone -- one seemingly designed specifica...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Codlo turns your rice cooker into a sous-vide slow cooking system
Even avid cooks might have a tough time swallowing the price of a quality sous-vide cooker, but a new Kickstarter hopeful dubbed Codlo could drastically lower the bar to entry by turning one of your e...
01:07 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Spotify 'Discover' functionality now available on iOS app, 'coming soon' elsewhere
Spotify's Discover area isn't quite as ubiquitous as we'd hoped by this point, primarily serving computer-based Spotify users. But today that trend begins to change, with Spotify's iOS app getting an ...
01:07 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Spotify Discover functionality now available on iOS app, 'coming soon' to other platforms
Spotify's Discover area isn't quite as ubiquitous as we'd hoped by this point, primarily serving computer-based Spotify users. But today that trend begins to change, with Spotify's iOS app getting an ...
12:47 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Sprint forced to defend $300 million New York State tax fraud case
Sprint's bid to dismiss a $300 million tax suit filed by New York's attorney general has been denied by the state's supreme court, according to Bloomberg. The judge in the case decided the claims "sat...
12:10 pm -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Opera 15 Chromium-based browser officially launched for PC and Mac
While the non-final build of Opera's new browser for PC and Mac was simply called "Next," today it's chosen the more formal title of Opera 15 for its official release. There aren't any features of not...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Xolo Q600 hits India with 4.5-inch screen, quad-core CPU for $150
Lava has an eclectic mix of smartphones on the market under its Xolo brand, including the Intel Atom-based X1000 and dual-core X800 ARM model with an 8-megapixel camera. A common thread is that all ar...
10:34 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Sony camera UI leaks from 'Honami' system dump, gets ported to existing Xperia devices
We've been hearing stacks of rumors recently about a Sony flagship called Honami, which will supposedly come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 and a 20-megapixel camera. A system dump, purportedly from a...
09:44 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Russian rocket explodes almost instantly after take-off (video)
A unmanned Russian Proton-M rocket exploded moments after leaving the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today. Fortunately no-one was inured, but local news service Interfax is reporting that nearly 5...
09:03 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Apple to build a 20-megawatt solar farm for its Reno, Nevada data center
Apple's Reno, Nevada data center might be a lot greener in the next few years -- according to GigaOm, the company plans to build a 137 acre solar farm right next to it. The Nevada complex will reporte...
08:18 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra appears on placeholder page, may wear a Kevlar vest
An almost empty webpage has appeared on Motorola's US portal, apparently confirming the existence of a handset going by the name of the Droid Ultra. Now, while there are specs listed, all the numbers ...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Former Nokia head of sales takes his expertise to Huawei
The last time we caught up with news of Colin Giles was a year ago, right after some particularly downbeat Nokia financials, when he left the Finnish manufacturer to spend more time with his family. N...
08:01 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Former Nokia head of sales takes his expertise to Huawei (updated)
The last time we caught up with news of Colin Giles was a year ago, right after some particularly downbeat Nokia financials, when he left the Finnish manufacturer to spend more time with his family. N...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Factor intros Vis Vires bike with Garmin ANTPlus tracking down to the crank (video)
Cyclists who want ANT+ sensors frequently have to either buy multiple devices or resign themselves to relatively limited tracking. Not so with Factor Bikes' new Vis Vires. The high-end road bike comes...
06:29 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Journey through the cosmos with In Saturn's Rings, heading to IMAX in 2014 (video)
Ever since NASA's Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered Saturn's orbit in 2004, filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren has been enthralled with its progress. So much so that he's spent years collecting over a mill...
05:31 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Unofficial Tesla app for Google Glass lets Model S owners find, charge and unlock their car
We may still be looking for excuses to wear Google Glass in the office, but the headset's peripheral display is becoming more and more appealing in the garage: someone just made a Tesla Model S Glass ...
04:39 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Telescopic contact lenses magnify sight 2.8 times, turn wearer into cyborg
Interested in upgrading your eyeballs? Well, a team of DARPA-funded researchers led by Joseph Ford of UC San Diego recently published a proposal for a new type of telescopic contact lens in Optics Exp...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Canon reinvents video focusing with the fiercely fast EOS 70D (hands-on)
Looking to capture professional-quality video on the cheap? You've probably considered a DSLR, but for many users, an interchangeable-lens camera might not be the best pick. Camcorders and higher-end ...
03:52 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget ASUS' 31.5-inch 4K monitor is up for pre-order for an introductory $3,500
A mere month after ASUS unveiled its 31.5-inch 4K monitor to the world, and the humbly-named PQ321 is already available for pre-order on Amazon, Newegg and TigerDirect. As a reminder, the Ultra HD dis...
03:13 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Linux kernel 3.10 arrives with ARM big.LITTLE support
Thanks to Linus Torvalds' figurative stroke of the pen, the Linux kernel 3.10 is now final -- paving the way for its inclusion in a bevy of Linux distributions, and even offshoots such as Android and ...
02:38 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to wind down TechNet subscriptions after August 31st
Many IT managers and early adopters cherish their TechNet subscriptions -- for a modest annual fee, they get advance access to a treasure trove of Microsoft apps. Unfortunately, that too-good-to-be-tr...
02:04 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Amazon opens GameCircle integration to all Android devices
Looks like gamers with Amazon Kindle tablets will no longer be competing amongst themselves... because starting today, Amazon's proprietary GameCircle platform is now open to all Android devices. The ...
01:36 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Best Buy may be Pebble's first brick-and-mortar retailer, leaked image suggests
According to information obtained by 9To5Mac, Best Buy may begin selling the Pebble smartwatch as early as this Sunday. The outlet's sources claim management briefed them that their stores would start...
01:06 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget Windows Store now home to 100,000 apps
Microsoft couldn't help mentioning last week that the Windows Store was on the cusp of hitting 100,000 total apps, and now the firm's announced on Twitter that the shop has officially reached the mark...
12:36 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 2013
Engadget For one day only, Uber will offer $3,000 helicopter rides to the Hamptons
Too good for the Jitney? Uber has a special one-time offer that might be up your diamond-strewn alley. From 12PM to 8PM this Wednesday, Uber will be providing $3,000 helicopter rides to the Hamptons t...
12:10 am -04 - Tue, July 2, 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...
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Xbox One to let gamers scan download codes using Kinect
Many console gamers know the drudgery of entering a download code with a gamepad or keyboard. Now that Kinect is part and parcel of the Xbox One experience, however, they'll always get to skip that st...
11:43 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (July 1st - 7th)
This week is all about July 4th, and as a result even some of our favorite TV shows are taking the week off. There are still a few things to get excited about with classic flicks like The Producers an...
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.01.2013
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:24 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Bing adds licensing rights refinement to image search
Here's a nice little feature for those of us who love to post images on the internet. Bing has added the ability to refine image results by license. The addition's simple enough to use -- just do a se...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Vivo's Y19t is a phone built for China and aimed at ladies, has front-mounted flash for well-lit selfies
Vivo may not be a well-known smartphone brand here in the states, but the firm's been pushing out audio-centric phones in China for more than a minute. Its latest handset, the Y19t, is aimed at the fe...
09:46 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Sony's 4K player launches by July 15th, Video Unlimited 4K service coming this fall
Sony announced its FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player a few months ago, and today confirmed it's arriving in homes and on store shelves by July 15th. The $699 box only works with Sony's own 4K TVs, and e...
09:21 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget German retailer puts Samsung ATIV Q up for pre-order, suggests it'll cost 1,599
Samsung released a plethora of shiny new products at its Premiere 2013 event last month, but the company didn't exactly dive into too many pricing and availability specifics. One of these novel device...
08:59 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Make beautiful, fiery music with Adafruit's DIY MIDI-controlled flame organ (video)
Eyebrows in the way? Singe them off with Adafruit's DIY flame organ, debuting just in time for the holiday weekend. If fireworks aren't enough to put the sizzle in your Independence Day party, all you...
08:40 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open (video)
We've crossed paths with Firefox OS before, but today marks the first time we've used handsets running the final build of Mozilla's mobile OS. The Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open you see above are ...
08:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Ex-Xbox chief Don Mattrick lands at Zynga, officially (update: Ballmer memo)
We just got the news that ex-head of Xbox, Don Mattrick, was out at Microsoft, and now we know where he's going: Zynga. AllThingsD reports that Mattrick is officially the new CEO of the casual social ...
08:10 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Ex-Xbox chief Don Mattrick lands at Zynga, officially (update: comments from Ballmer and Mattrick)
We just got the news that ex-head of Xbox, Don Mattrick, was out at Microsoft, and now we know where he's going: Zynga. AllThingsD reports that Mattrick is officially the new CEO of the casual social ...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Three UK now selling Samsung Galaxy Mega on its site, retail stores to offer it July 2nd
Call the United Kingdom home? Have a thing for overly large, unorthodox smartphones? Well then, today's a good day to be a Three customer -- or plan on being one soon. The carrier has announced that t...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Google Glass update adds web browsing, widens voice commands
Google has delivered a steady stream of Glass updates since the Explorer Edition launched, but its new July upgrade may be the biggest yet -- it addresses several of our earliest gripes. Wearers can n...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Google Glass update adds web browsing, widens voice commands (update: images)
Google has delivered a steady stream of Glass updates since the Explorer Edition launched, but its new July upgrade may be the biggest yet -- it addresses several of our earliest gripes. Wearers can n...
06:57 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft preps standalone gold Xbox 360 controller, brings new glitz to old consoles
Redesign notwithstanding, the Xbox 360 is clearly in its twilight years. Wouldn't it be nice to give the system a retirement gift? Microsoft thinks so, as it just unveiled a stand-alone gold version o...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Twitter briefly showed which sites were embedding which tweets
It's been possible for Twitter fans to embed posts and whole timelines for some time, but authors almost wouldn't know it when they aren't told that the sharing takes place. Users may not be in the da...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to sell 256GB Surface Pro in the US, but only through certain resellers
Did you look on Japan with envy as Microsoft launched a 256GB Surface Pro in the country, leaving other countries with modest storage? If you're American, you won't have to fret any more: Microsoft ha...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to sell 256GB Surface Pro in the US, but only through certain resellers (updated)
Did you look on Japan with envy as Microsoft launched a 256GB Surface Pro in the country, leaving other countries with modest storage? If you're American, you won't have to fret any more: Microsoft ha...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Future soldier: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku on building a Death Star and Silicon Valley brain drain
Morning light shines softly through a large glass window as a travel-weary Michio Kaku gamely musters a smile. Just a few hours removed from a cross-country flight from the East Coast, it doesn't take...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Made in the USA: Four stories in four days
Over the past two years, the United States has seen a return to American manufacturing by some of the biggest names in tech. In 2012, Google introduced the ultimately failed Nexus Q, while Apple's Tim...
05:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 1: Free LG Blu-ray player with LG 3D HDTV purchase
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our sister site gdgt tracks price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the be...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Facebook 5.0 for Windows Phone 8 now live, out of beta
Facebook's now out of beta and ready for primetime on Windows Phone 8, Microsoft announced today. It's known as Facebook 5.0 and, aside from exiting beta, the latest version of Facebook for Windows Ph...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget ATD: Microsoft Xbox head Don Mattrick leaving for unknown role
The president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick, is leaving the company according to a report at All Things Digital. His division oversees the Xbox gaming properties as w...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget ATD: Microsoft Xbox head Don Mattrick leaving for unknown role (updated)
The president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, Don Mattrick, is leaving the company according to a report at AllThingsD. His division oversees the Xbox gaming properties as well as t...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget IRL: Chromebook Pixel and AlienBees' ABR800 Ringflash
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. Sure, the Ch...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft overhauls OneNote apps for iOS and Android
Skype's not the only Microsoft app that's getting a major mobile redesign this week. The company announced today that the iPhone, iPad and Android versions of its OneNote note-taking software are also...
04:01 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget TomTom's Runner and Multi-Sport watches now available
With all this talk of some prominent companies casting their wrists into the increasingly hot world of wearables, let's not forget the number of folks that have been toiling away in that world for som...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Skype for Android gets redesigned as app hits 100 million installs
Skype's starting off July with the release of a brand new version of its Android app. The overhauled 4.0 update borrows a good deal from the Microsoft-owned VoIP company's Windows 8 app, bringing conv...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Pocket Spacecraft launches crowdsourced lunar mission on Kickstarter (video)
As space exploration becomes democratized, the entry price for such endeavors has fallen dramatically. One company taking advantage of this is Pocket Spacecraft, a Bristol-based enterprise that thinks...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Smart TV manufacturers subjected to 'coercive sales tactics' by Google, says ETNews
Smart TV providers who wish to use HTML5 for their streaming ecosystems have been running into a wall with YouTube, according to Korea's ETNews. It said Google has insisted TV makers place the app on ...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Groupon takes on OpenTable with 'Groupon Reserve,' bundles reservations with coupons
Not satisfied with simply locking down your discount mountain-climbing lessons and hot stone massages, Groupon announced Groupon Reserve this morning, which aims to bundle time-based discounts with re...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Apple France raided over claims that it gives resellers the cold shoulder
Few would doubt that Apple prioritizes its own stores -- they're ambassadors for the brand. However, France's Competition Authority has just raided Apple and its distributors over complaints that this...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget RIP: Google Reader
We hope you've had time to say your goodbyes, because Google Reader bows out today, ending its eight-year existence. The search giant gave a two-month warning, with many users incensed that they'd be ...
12:47 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Vodafone launches a 4G mobile hotspot, suffers from premature dispensation
Camping outside a store for weeks on end has been done to death now, so what can you do to score some early adopter cred? How about buying a device to use on a service that doesn't exist... yet. That'...
12:36 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Three UK simplifies pay-as-you-go tariff, offers data at 1p per MB
Three UK is tired of networks offering pay-as-you-go packages with numerous caveats and bolt-ons, and so has decided to go back to basics. Instead, the network is now offering a single tariff for all ...
12:20 pm -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Apple 'in negotiations' to launch new iPhone with LTE-Advanced in South Korea
This will come too late to be a world first, if it happens at all, but an unnamed insider at SK Telecom claims his company is in talks with Apple to bring out a South Korean version of the "upcoming i...
10:49 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget HP exec says company will re-enter smartphone market, is working on a device with a unique experience
HP and phones? It's not over, apparently. The company's Senior Director of Consumer PCs and Tablets for Asia-Pacific, Yam Su Yin, has told The Indian Express that HP isn't done with smartphones and is...
10:49 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget HP exec says company will re-enter smartphone market, is working on a device that offers a unique experience
HP and phones? It's not over, apparently. The company's Senior Director of Consumer PCs and Tablets for Asia-Pacific, Yam Su Yin, has told The Indian Express that HP isn't done with smartphones and is...
10:30 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget ZTE Open, the first Firefox OS phone for consumers, launches tomorrow for $90
When Mozilla said devices running Firefox OS would be cheap, we didn't know they'd be this cheap. Telefónica has just tweeted that the ZTE Open will be launching in Spain tomorrow for €69,...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Kate Moss to design mobile accessory range: 'My phone's as much a part of my look as my bag or shoes'
British model, high-street fashion dabbler and, er, Glastonbury attendee Kate Moss is working on an exclusive collection of phone accessories for UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. Quoted in a press rele...
09:13 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Vine graces Amazon Appstore, gives Kindle Fire HD's front-facing cam a workout
Sure, the Kindle Fire HD may only have a front-facing camera, but its solitary shooter is about to start flexing more than its video chat muscles. Vine has just arrived on Amazon's Appstore, and it's ...
08:39 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Xbox Music web version launches today
As teased by Microsoft last week, you can now get your Xbox Music fix on a browser (and non-MS hardware) starting today. The service has now gone live over at music.xbox.com, offering up a music inter...
07:56 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget EU reduces roaming charges across Europe today, makes data 36 percent cheaper and teases further cuts
Starting today, anyone hopping between EU member countries with their smartphone will see roaming charge caps substantially cut across networks and services. As promised by the EU Commission's VP Neel...
06:43 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Lightning electric motorcycle bests gas-powered bikes at Pikes Peak
With 156 turns over its 12.42 miles (19.99 km) course and elevation changes ranging from 4,720 ft (1,440 m) to 14,110 ft (4,300 m), Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the most grueling race...
05:09 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Apple files application for 'iWatch' trademark in Japan
Evidence is mounting that Apple might out a smartwatch in the near future after Yahoo Japan noticed that the company applied for the "iWatch" trademark in Japan on June 3rd. Our Japanese editor notice...
04:23 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Nokia buys controlling stake of Nokia Siemens Networks for $2.2b
That didn't take long -- just hours after Bloomberg reported that Nokia was planning to buy out its German partner, the two firms have made it official: Nokia Siemens Networks is about to become a ful...
02:53 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget How would you change Parrot Zik by Starck?
It's rare that How Would You Change takes a look at headphones, but we think this pair deserves the scrutiny. Parrot Zik by Starck is a $400 pair of Bluetooth cans with NFC, capacitive touch panels, a...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, July 1, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of June 24th, 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...
11:40 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget The Weekly Roundup for 06.24.2013
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 ...
11:02 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Nokia will buy Siemens' share of joint venture for less than $2.6b
Not all partnerships pan out, and Nokia seems ready to call it quits: according to Bloomberg, the company might announce a buy out of the German half of Nokia Siemens Networks later this week. Sources...
09:45 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Form in the USA
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The Mac Pro might have been worthy of the "One More Thing" kinds of reveals that Steve Jobs used to do at Apple events....
08:57 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget FCC approves Google's white space wireless database
Google may have been on pins and needles while the FCC scrutinized its white space wireless database over the spring, but it can relax this summer -- the FCC has given the database the all-clear. The ...
06:49 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Microsoft fits new Windows, Sony pushes the limits of a smartphone screen
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.In recent weeks, we've covered BlackBerry, Google, Nokia, Apple, Sony and...
04:34 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget BSkyB wins trademark case against Microsoft over SkyDrive name
While many can tell the difference between Sky TV services and Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud storage, that's not necessarily true for everyone. A British court certainly thinks there's room for confusion...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: cardboard bicycle, robo raven and a steampunk Lego ship
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.Summer is finally upon us, and polluting companies are feel...
09:33 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Apple trademarks new FaceTime logo, settles on green
There's certainly been a lot of brouhaha surrounding the new design language Apple introduced for iOS 7 at WWDC. Some (ourselves included) feel it's modern and fresh while others loathe the brighter p...
06:06 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget University of Michigan activates antimatter 'gun,' cartoon supervillians twirl moustaches anew
At the University of Michigan, an international team of physicists has begun experimenting with its tabletop-sized super laser, modding it into an antimatter "gun." It's not quite a black hole-firing ...
02:51 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Washington Post reveals new PRISM slides, offers greater clarity into the US surveillance operation
PRISM: The surveillance story that started with four leaked slides from the Washington Post, today gets a bit clearer. The publication has revealed four more annotated slides about the once-secret NSA...
02:51 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Washington Post reveals new PRISM slides, offers greater clarity into the US' surveillance operation
PRISM: The surveillance story that started with four leaked slides from the Washington Post, today gets a bit clearer. The publication has revealed four more annotated slides about the once-secret NSA...
02:19 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best (cheap!) video recording goggles?
We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from James, who wants to experiment with lif...
01:30 am -04 - Sun, June 30, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of June 24th, 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 Galaxy S 4 was spotted in purple garb, a new Windows Phone ...