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11:37 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Ceton Echo Windows Media Center extender won't support Android after all
Around nine months ago Ceton unexpectedly announced plans to support the Android operating system and apps on its $179 Echo Windows Media Center extender, but now that's not happening. According to th...
09:41 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Transparent gel speaker plays music through the magic of ionic conduction (video)
It may be hard to believe, but that transparent disk in the photo above is actually a fully functioning speaker. A team of researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have pion...
09:03 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Google quietly acquired smartwatch maker WIMM Labs
Ok, so here's the deal: WIMM Labs was one of the earliest entrants into the smartwatch space, way back in 2011. While the Android-based WIMM One failed to set the consumer market on fire, it apparentl...
09:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 358 - 08.30.13
Ballmer's set to retire from Microsoft within 12 months, so naturally Brian, Peter and Terrence spent half the episode placing bets on a successor. Aside from that, the trio took some time to discus...
08:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Oregon Scientific's Meep! X2 kid's tablet gets gutted at the FCC
Since it's been nearly a year since Oregon Scientific's MEEP! kiddy tablet arrived on the scene, it makes sense that we're due for a refresh. We did see a listing for the MEEP! X2 pop up earlier this ...
08:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Can you out-old-school these Expand Throwbackers?
We've already received a slew of exciting entries in the #ExpandThrowback contest we launched around a week ago. Turns out we're not the only ones who hoard old technology to embrace memories of a lif...
07:52 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Droid Ultra, TomTom Runner and binge-watching TV
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...
07:19 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reportedly landing on Three UK September 16th, Sony Xperia Z1 coming September 24th
The two most anticipated smartphones of next week's IFA show, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1, haven't been officially announced, but neither manufacturer has made any secret of their exi...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The brain modem is here
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.Consider this headline: "Researcher controls colleague's motions in ...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Let the god games begin: 22cans' Godus beta available on Steam Early Access September 13th
A collective effort pulled back Curiosity's curtain early this summer, and now it's nearly time to play god. On September 13th, 22cans and Peter Molyneux will make the beta release of Godus, the studi...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Let the god games begin: 22cans' Godus beta available on Steam Early Access September 13th (update: iOS and Android release dates)
A collective effort pulled back Curiosity's curtain early this summer, and now it's nearly time to play god. On September 13th, 22cans and Peter Molyneux will make the beta release of Godus, the studi...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Color commentary
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.There's a very good chance you're reading this on a tablet. Distro is, after all, first and foremost, a ta...
05:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Beta Zone app released for early-adopting buffs on BB10
Well, it looks as if Twitter isn't the only one announcing something beta-related today. BlackBerry has (quietly) released Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10, an application geared toward folks who are game ...
05:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Beta Zone app released for early adopters on BB10
Well, it looks as if Twitter isn't the only one announcing something beta-related today. BlackBerry has (quietly) released Beta Zone for BlackBerry 10, an application geared toward folks who are game ...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 coming to Canada through Rogers and Telus
Canadians won't miss out on the Lumia 1020's photographic prowess for much longer. Following rumors and teases, Nokia has confirmed that its flagship Windows Phone is coming to both Rogers and Telus. ...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget MoDaCo founder Paul O'Brien on console update woes and Glass envy
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.After a brief hiatus, our regular smattering of queries is b...
04:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Nine Inch Nails puts Kinect, various other gadgets to use on festival tour
It's no secret that Nine Inch Nails' frontman Trent Reznor likes to do things a bit differently. He and long-time art director Rob Sheridan have assembled a crew to make the group's festival dates thi...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: docks
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today we're talking docks. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month. Be sure to keep check...
03:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Three now lets travelers use their UK cellphone plans in seven countries
Three UK must hate international roaming charges as much as we do -- it just launched a Feel At Home initiative that ditches those fees in seven countries. Subscribers who visit Australia, Austria, De...
02:55 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPhone trade-in program hits its retail stores today (update)
Well folks, it seems the rumblings we heard earlier this week were indeed true. CNBC has confirmed that Apple's iPhone trade-in program -- officially labled the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program -- i...
02:55 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPhone trade-in program hits its retail stores today (updated)
Well folks, it seems the rumblings we heard earlier this week were indeed true. CNBC has confirmed that Apple's iPhone trade-in program -- officially labled the iPhone Reuse and Recycling Program -- i...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Huawei unveils outdoor-ready Honor 3 smartphone, MediaQM310 set-top box
Huawei's first two Honor smartphones were straightforward mid-range devices; with today's unveiling of the Honor 3, the company is going the semi-rugged route. The third-generation model is IP57-rated...
02:06 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Twitter debuts new Android beta tester program for interested bug catchers
Given the apparent backlash over Twitter's decision to add blue lines to its conversation view, we can't help but wonder if things could be different had the company implemented an open beta test prog...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 105: The tale of the amazing multi-colored e-paper display
Once upon a time, the possibility of a color e-reader seemed a reality just around the bend. As the sun set on the 2000s, though, prototypes and the potential for multi-hued e-paper devices seemed to ...
01:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Tencent ups the ante, offers users 10TB of free cloud storage in promotion
If you thought that the free storage that's offered by Microsoft, Google and others were generous, then you've never been to China. Tencent, in an attempt to crawl past local rivals Baidu and Weibo, i...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Japan maglev train aces first test, zooms past countryside at 311 mph (video)
This maglev train's length of development sure can't a hold a candle to its speed -- it took its creators almost six years to finally give it a test run. The five Lo Series cars zipped along the 26.6-...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Japan's Lo maglev train aces first test, zooms past countryside at 311 mph (video)
This maglev train's length of development sure can't a hold a candle to its speed -- it took its creators almost six years to finally give it a test run. The five Lo Series cars zipped along the 26.6-...
12:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Japan's L0 maglev train aces first test, zooms past countryside at 311 mph (video)
This maglev train's length of development sure can't a hold a candle to its speed -- it took its creators almost six years to finally give it a test run. The five L0 Series cars zipped along the 26.6-...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's cranking out DDR4 memory for faster, more efficient servers
DDR4 memory is finally in mass production, as Samsung Semiconductor announced it's mass producing 4GB modules, based on "20nm-class" process technology. 32GB sticks like the ones shown above are heade...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's cranking out DDR4 memory for faster, more efficient servers (updated)
DDR4 memory is finally in mass production, as Samsung Semiconductor announced it's churning out 4GB 4Gb (512MB) modules, based on "20nm-class" process technology. 32GB sticks like the ones shown above...
10:33 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget HTC shows off its MiniPlus and Fetch Bluetooth accessories (hands-on)
Remember HTC's Mini+ companion device that connects to your smartphone and lets you take calls without exposing your treasured handset? We got the chance to spend a few minutes playing with the gear a...
10:10 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom with LTE launches in Europe
We can't say that we were bowled over by the Galaxy S4 Zoom when we gave it the review treatment last month. That being said, if you've decided that the 16-megapixel Frankamphone fits your needs, you ...
09:00 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia reveals Here Auto connected car navigation system
Nokia's no newbie to navigation, but its latest product raises its involvement to the next level. The Here Auto connected car platform is comprised of an application that can be embedded to a vehicle'...
08:21 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Pressy: the one-button Android controller so cool it was Kickstarted in under a day
If Kickstarter had a 24-hour funders club, Pebble and the Bolex Camera would be welcoming Pressy today. In under a day, the multifunction Android controller has more than doubled its $40,000 goal (rai...
06:52 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget CODE mechanical keyboard delivers the click without the noise
If you spend a bulk of your waking hours typing away at the computer, you know the value of a solid dependable keyboard. That's especially true for software developers like Jeff Atwood, who tap away a...
05:27 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Sony's first post-Chromecast Google TV device is an MHL dongle, not a set-top box
We first got a whiff of Sony's NSZ-GU1 earlier this month from an FCC filing, and now the folks at GTVHacker point out those documents have been updated with more info and pictures. The first new Goog...
05:27 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Sony's first post-Chromecast Google TV device is a dongle, not a set-top box
We first got a whiff of Sony's NSZ-GU1 earlier this month from an FCC filing, and now the folks at GTVHacker point out those documents have been updated with more info and pictures. The first new Goog...
04:35 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Hawaiian Airlines to offer iPad minis for in-flight entertainment on 14 planes
Starting September 1st, people flying Hawaiian Airlines will get the chance to spend some R&R time with an iPad mini thousands of feet in the air. It's all thanks to the company contracting Blue A...
03:46 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment Network and PlayStation Store add carrier billing for AT&T and T-Mobile
If you're stateside and still leery about using your credit card with Sony following 2011's hacking scandal, the company has a new way for you to pay: your cellphone bill. Following its UK debut, Boku...
03:08 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Parallels Desktop 9 supports OS X Mavericks and cloud services, provides mighty performance boost
Parallels usually does a pretty great job at heavily improving its Mac / Windows fusion software, and we'd say this newly minted version doesn't fall remotely short of that. Parallels Desktop 9 brings...
02:22 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget SimCity for Mac arrives with issues that prevent installation and gameplay
SimCity for Mac is finally here, and needless to say, many have waited years for this day. Unfortunately, the arrival isn't going terribly smoothly for some, with user complaints ranging from installa...
02:22 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget SimCity for Mac arrives with issues that prevent installation and gameplay (update: issues resolved)
SimCity for Mac is finally here, and needless to say, many have waited years for this day. Unfortunately, the arrival isn't going terribly smoothly for some, with user complaints ranging from installa...
01:46 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Aio Wireless to offer nationwide prepaid cellular service in September
Color-based lawsuits aside, things appear to be going well for Aio Wireless, as the company will begin offering cellular service to the entire U.S. by mid-September. To this point, AT&T-owned Aio ...
01:13 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Digg for Android arrives with Reader support
Digg was ready with a Reader-enabled iOS app in time for a rush of Google Reader exiles, but it left Android users looking for alternative newsreaders. That void is now filled with the launch of the ...
12:36 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Xbox One voice commands will only work fully in some launch countries, languages
Earlier this month Microsoft trimmed the list of countries where its Xbox One will launch to 13, and now it's revealed the new Kinect voice commands will only support all of its features in some of th...
12:15 am -04 - Fri, August 30, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Peripheral Vision, GameStop's digital strategy, Lab grown human brains, and more!
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...
11:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear control app screens confirm NFC, other features
Samsung already said that its Galaxy Gear smartwatch would launch on September 4th, but that doesn't mean the leaks are over. Far from it -- @evleaks just posted screenshots of Gear Manager, the smart...
11:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Aereo CEO reveals an Android app is launching this September
In more than one way, Aereo keeps growing and growing, and it looks as if it's getting ready to grow a little more. According to the International Business Times, Aereo CEO, Chet Kanojia, has confirme...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's $100 Surface Pro price cut to stick around, accessory discounts incoming
In a move that should surprise few, that August price cut for Microsoft's Surface Pro -- which now starts at $799 for the 64GB version -- will remain in effect permanently. WPCentral has also reveale...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's $100 Surface Pro price cut to stick around, accessory discounts incoming (update: Europe too)
In a move that should surprise few, that August price cut for Microsoft's Surface Pro -- which now starts at $799 for the 64GB version -- will remain in effect permanently. WPCentral has also revealed...
10:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's $100 Surface Pro price cut to stick around, accessory discounts incoming (update: worldwide)
In a move that should surprise few, that August price cut for Microsoft's Surface Pro -- which now starts at $799 for the 64GB version -- will remain in effect permanently. WPCentral has also revealed...
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Shazam 4.0 for Android arrives with redesigned interface and faster sound scans
Shazam's Android app has needed a makeover for a while; even with tablet support, the sound identification tool has felt more at home in 2011 than 2013. The company is delivering that overdue redesign...
09:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola files patent application for a gaze-detecting wristworn device
These days, wearable tech is a beast that cannot be stopped, even if we wanted to (we don't). We recently got wind of an application Motorola submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office...
09:18 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget TiVo adds Opera SDK support to Roamio platform, wants more HTML5 apps
The TiVo Roamio platform is still extremely young, what with it only having been launched earlier this month and all. Still, the DVR maker isn't wasting any time and is now finding ways to bring as ma...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook brings lock screen music controls to Home, animated stickers to all Android users
Facebook's Android offerings just got a little livelier through a pair of updates. If you're using Facebook Home, you now have music controls on the lock screen during playback. Everyone using the reg...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Kyocera piezoelectric film speaker delivers 180-degree sound to thin TVs and tablets
The thinner our devices become, the less room there is for speakers and other thicker components. Kyocera has a solution, however: it just modified its Smart Sonic Receiver conduction technology for ...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Kyocera piezoelectric film speaker delivers 180-degree sound to thin TVs and tablets (update: live photos)
The thinner our devices become, the less room there is for speakers and other thicker components. Kyocera has a solution, however: it just modified its Smart Sonic Receiver conduction technology for u...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Mozilla aims to socialize app shopping with Marketplace for Firefox OS (video)
Firefox OS has an uphill battle to impress consumers, and Mozilla is hoping that the social app store it's developing will be the thing that sets it apart. Marketplace designer Liu Liu took to Mozilla...
07:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget New ASUS PadFone Infinity spied on camera, may arrive in September (updated)
There have been hints that ASUS' new PadFone Infinity could represent a little more than a speed boost; if newly leaked details obtained by ePrice are authentic, we may have proof. Photos included wit...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Brian, Peter, Terrence and the bearded Angry Bird are back today at 3:30PM. Join us after the break for some live video, a little chatting and maybe a few surprises (assuming of course that you haven'...
06:44 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Oppo teases plug-in mobile camera lenses with stabilization and up to 15X zoom
The extent of Oppo's mobile photography efforts is quickly becoming clear: the company just used Sina Weibo to tease a new series of plug-in camera lenses for its smartphones. The initial range will ...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Don't miss Phil Molyneux, Google Glass, the EFF, Ayah Bdeir and David Gerrold at Expand NY!
We think we're already on-track to blow our San Francisco event out of the water -- and guess what, we're only getting starting. We're already announced some great speakers like LeVar Burton and Ben H...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 001: Eric Staller
You've never been so popular as when you're riding around the streets of San Francisco in a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle covered in 1,659 flashing lightbulbs. As the pulsing hum of electric generators comes...
05:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Kindle e-bookstore and self-publishing platform now available in Mexico
Both readers and writers in Mexico have a reason to rejoice today, as Amazon has just launched the Kindle Store and Kindle Direct Publishing in their country. The e-bookstore will feature over 70,000 ...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime on the Xbox One and PS4's launch lineups: 'meh'
With the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 due to hit shelves across the world soon, it's not exactly surprising to hear the competition openly sound off on the incoming consoles. Especially when it's someon...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook details proposed changes to its data use policies following court order
Facebook made some changes to its data use policy late last year (in addition to some changes to its actual process for making changes), and it's now back with another set of updates. As Facebook's Ch...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Introducing Peripheral Vision
Working on The Engadget Show has afforded us the opportunity to travel all over, in search of the best tech stories we can sniff out. In our travels, we've encountered some amazing individuals who are...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Xbox One to bring higher quality voice chat through dedicated hardware and the power of Skype
It's anti-climactic when you destroy someone in Madden, yet your victory chants are muffled by substandard voice chat. Today, Major Nelson revealed that with the Xbox One and the Xbox One Chat Headset...
04:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Xbox One to bring higher quality voice chat through dedicated hardware and the power of Skype (updated)
It's anti-climactic when you destroy someone in Madden, yet your victory chants are muffled by substandard voice chat. Today, Major Nelson revealed that with the Xbox One and the Xbox One Chat Headset...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Archos outs a phone and several Android tablets ahead of IFA
The rest of us haven't even started packing for IFA and yet here's Archos, spilling the beans about what it'll be showing off in Berlin next week. As ever, the company's got lots to talk about. Lots. ...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Fourquare's new push recommendations appear even when you don't check in
Sure, Foursquare is a nice option for recommendations from friends and those who have already explored your current locale. It appears, though, that the days of manually searching the app for nearby t...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Foursquare's new push recommendations appear even when you don't check in
Sure, Foursquare is a nice option for recommendations from friends and those who have already explored your current locale. It appears, though, that the days of manually searching the app for nearby t...
04:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm trolls MediaTek's octa-core tech with not-so-subtle video
When MediaTek announced that it would be producing true eight-core mobile processors later this year, we knew it was only a matter of time before its main rival Qualcomm chimed in. As illustrated by a...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Digital Storm targets PC enthusiasts with exclusive HydroLux cooling solution
Let's suspend disbelief for a moment and pretend that you're willing to drop a grand on your PC's cooling system -- that's the kind of cash you'll need to set aside for the HydroLux from Digital Storm...
03:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry landing page prematurely declares 'BBM for Android and iPhone is here'
BlackBerry's messaging tool doesn't appear to be live for Android and iOS just yet, but if this new landing page is any indication, the service is just about ready to launch. A new dedicated page with...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm gets MTV and Nickelodeon through streaming deal with Viacom
Earlier this year, Amazon reached a deal with Viacom to keep many of the media company's shows on Prime Instant Video, even scoring some exclusive content along the way. Now it's time for Amazon's oth...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Flickr for iOS update brings new filters, camera features and editing tools
Given the stiff competition from other photo editing apps, Yahoo is approaching its Flickr renaissance with steely determination. Today's update to the iOS app introduces a slew of new features design...
02:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Photo hints that lower-cost Moto X could use swappable back panels
Motorola promised that it was making a cheaper variant of the Moto X for developing markets, and we may have received our first glimpse of it today. A Sina Weibo user claims to have a photo of interch...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget GameStop's next-gen digital strategy doesn't exist, because it doesn't need to... yet
"You're asking me to... predict the future. I'm supposed to plan for the future." That's the non-answer GameStop president Tony Bartel spit out when I prodded him about the company's digital strategy ...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Mailbox intros expanded search, signature and Chrome browser option
It might not be the desktop app you've been waiting for, but this newest Mailbox is still pretty notable for its new mobile features. Perhaps the most important addition is the ability to search for e...
01:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Playjam GameStick releases worldwide September 30th
After a series of delays, it looks like Playjam's GameStick is making its way to market relatively soon. Whether your allegiance lies with Amazon or GameStop, come September 30th both will begin shipp...
01:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Waze update taps Google as default search provider, tips hat to new owners
The folks in Mountain View told us it was on the way, but now it's official: Waze has updated its app to use Google as its default search provider. It's a subtle change, mentioned only on the company'...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX kit ships this October for a jaw-dropping $1,700
Holy heck is this pricing ambitious. Samsung's Android-equipped mirrorless camera, the Galaxy NX, is slated to hit US retailers this October for the princely sum of $1,700 with a bundled 18-55mm lens ...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung's concept printers don't need Bluetooth, come with built-in sound
Printers aren't the most interesting to use or look at, but we've got to give Samsung credit for at least trying with its latest concept mobile printers. The oval device in the pic above is called Wav...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Black Betty 2K camera can shoot, cut and upload video with built-in Mac Mini
The Black Betty company has just hit the scene with a cinema camera that pulls an astounding trick -- it's got a freaking desktop computer jammed into the body. Camera-wise, there's a 2/3-inch 2K sens...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget LG partners with Cognitive Networks to make Smart TVs smarter and more interactive
There's a problem with Smart TVs -- they really aren't all that smart. While having WiFi-equipped sets that can run apps and stream content from the web might make them seem smart, TV's don't actually...
10:58 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget NASA's 3D-printed rocket part handles 20,000 pounds of thrust in test (video)
NASA's really into 3D printing, but its latest project goes far beyond pizza. The space agency has manufactured its largest rocket part ever, an injector plate, which successfully helped produce aroun...
10:28 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Sprint roadmap hints at blue HTC One launch on September 10th
The folks over at PhoneArena have gotten their hands on a shot of a Sprint roadmap that'll excite fans of Mark Rothko's "Blue" period. The document claims that we'll see HTC's azure-hued version of th...
09:54 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI
DirectTV's comprehensive app overhaul has finally jumped to a second operating system: Android. The refined UI debuted on the iPad earlier this month before migrating to the iPhone, adding a Watch But...
09:24 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget HTC's mid-range market strategy in China continues as 4.3-inch 301e gets certified
Lately, China's TENAA telephone certification center has been an even bigger tattletale than the FCC, and it just leaked another unannounced handset: the HTC 301e. While likely not coming to the US, t...
08:54 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget ESPN Deportes and ESPNews now streaming on WatchESPN
If you've ever wished that WatchESPN would offer more Spanish-language sports and non-stop news, today's your lucky day. The streaming service now includes access to ESPN Deportes and ESPNews, both of...
08:26 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget BLU Products launches trio of Dash smartphones starting at $49
Too thrifty to buy a $199 Nexus 4, or even a $99 Lumia 520? BLU Products has you covered with three new smartphones in its Dash range. The line starts with the Dash Jr., a 3.5-inch dual-SIM phone that...
07:52 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Skype is working on 3D video call capability, is held back by current technology's limitations
In an interview with the BBC (which has canned making its own 3D content), Skype's VP Mark Gillett says that the Microsoft VoIP service has been working on developing 3D calls. Don't expect the capabi...
07:22 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Pioneer announces DDJ-WeGO2 entry level DJ console with iOS support, onboard sound (video)
Pioneer's original DDJ-WeGO was an effort to secure some of the entry-level DJ-dollars (it does pretty well at the other end already). This time around, there's more of a focus on iOS, with a grip alo...
06:54 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Bristol physicists working to bring quantum cryptology to our phones
It's no secret that our phones are often vulnerable to the occasional malicious hack, no matter how much we believe our passwords to be secure. But what if the encryption methods we used were based on...
06:14 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Instapaper gets new app-like web interface, fresh mobile apps to follow
When Instapaper got acquired, its new owners swore they wouldn't let it go stale. Now, we're seeing the first wave of changes roll out since the save-and-read-later tool changed hands, starting with a...
05:18 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Humble Comedy Bundle lets you pay what you want for laughs, big spenders get Louis CK
The Humble business model can apply to anything. Now, you can pay what you want for stand-up comedy in addition to e-books, music and video games. For the next two weeks, you can get comedy specials f...
04:32 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Tiny human brain models grown in lab with tiny cortex, tiny hippocampus (video)
Mouse brains were the first to be grown, but when it comes to discovering the inner workings of the human brain, as Juergen Knoblich of the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Austria put it: "mou...
03:22 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung to show off 98-inch Ultra HD video wall, 31.5-inch 4K monitor at IFA 2013
As surely as there will be another round of tradeshows this fall and winter, companies like Samsung will be there with bigger and better tech to show off, which consists of new 4K displays this time a...
02:04 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Nokia's giant Lumia 1520 reportedly poses for the camera
Rumors are circulating that Nokia's first extra-large smartphone, possibly called the Lumia 1520, is near launch. If it's real, you might be looking at it -- Windows Phone Central has obtained a photo...
01:19 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Jitterbug Touch 2 smartphone designed for 'aging Americans' available now for $140
Sure, there are plenty of smartphones to choose from nowadays, but for some people it's more important to have a device that's very easy to use rather than, say, one that looks great and performs extr...
12:25 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Android VP Hugo Barra reportedly leaves Google to join Chinese phone maker Xiaomi
Barely a month since he was flourishing Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, according to AllThingsD, Hugo Barra is apparently departing to join Xiaomi. Part of Google since March 2008, as the Vice President ...
12:25 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google, will reportedly join Chinese phone maker Xiaomi (updated)
Barely a month since he was flourishing Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, according to AllThingsD, Hugo Barra is apparently departing to join Xiaomi. Part of Google since March 2008, as the Vice President ...
12:25 am -04 - Thu, August 29, 2013
Engadget Android VP Hugo Barra leaves Google, joins Chinese phone maker Xiaomi (updated)
Barely a month since he was flourishing Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, according to AllThingsD, Hugo Barra is departing to join Xiaomi. Part of Google since March 2008, as the Vice President of product ...
11:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nine Inch Nails masters new album a second time for high-end audio gear
Many audiophiles will tell you that modern albums are too "loud" -- that the mastering process emphasizes bass and volume over subtlety. Nine Inch Nails will soon cater to these more demanding listene...
11:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Three launching 4G in London, Birmingham and Manchester in December
Since today's the day that Vodafone and O2 launch their 4G networks, Three has piped up to remind you that its own LTE rollout isn't too far behind. Customers in London, Birmingham and Manchester will...
10:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Portable Audio buyer's guide, Nexus 4 price drop, Nintendo 2DS, and more!
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...
10:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Volvo reveals the Concept Coupe, a two-seater 400HP plug-in hybrid
It seems as if all of Volvo's recent efforts have been leading up to the unveiling of the Concept Coupe. The svelte two-seater is a plug-in hybrid, has a touchscreen-based center console and was built...
09:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Google Keyboard 1.1 update adds long-press number row to tablets
If you own an Android tablet and have been wondering why in the Hades you haven't been able to type numbers on your stock keyboard by long-pressing the top row, it's time to take a quick peek to see i...
09:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget New Zealand Parliament bans software patents with a 117-4 vote
After five years of debate and a 117-4 vote, New Zealand's Parliament has passed a bill that says computer programs are not considered inventions and are therefore ineligible for patents. However, the...
09:06 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: Panasonic to halt smartphone business in Japan
We don't often think of Panasonic when it comes to smartphones, and it appears the Japanese public doesn't either. According to the Nikkei, the consumer electronics giant will step out of the smartpho...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Facebook releases cross-platform SDK for Unity titles, looks to boost 3D and mobile gaming
If the folks from Facebook and Unity have their way, you -- and everyone you know -- will be playing mobile 3D titles directly on the social network. The two companies have been working together since...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile sues AT&T over Aio Wireless' logo, goes magenta with rage
It's no secret that T-Mobile feels very strongly about a specific shade of magenta. Long time readers will remember when Deutsche Telekom famously came after your favorite tech site (spoiler alert: th...
07:18 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Twitter acquires Trendrr to bolster real-time coverage of TV trends
If it wasn't already clear that Twitter is serious about monitoring TV trends, the company just proved it by acquiring Trendrr. The deal gives Twitter new tools for both tracking social network activi...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Twitter now displays conversations in chronological order (video)
Twitter has always been a great place to discuss hard-hitting news (like Miley Cyrus' puzzling evolution), but following conversations can feel a bit like a mining expedition. The company has taken no...
06:24 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget ASUS PadFone Infinity with Snapdragon 800 could simply be 'The new PadFone Infinity'
Following the original ASUS PadFone Infinity (A80) with Snapdragon 600 SoC, rumors of a new "PadFone Infinity A86" (or "PadFone T004") go as far back as July 20th, with benchmark evidence showing a mo...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nokia announces the 515, an aluminum Series 40 phone for $150
Do you have a hankering for an elegant featurephone but disappointed by the lack of attention the market pays to your particular demographic? Nokia's here to rescue you with the 515, a candybar Series...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Shopify's integrated retail platform merges online and in-store sales (video)
Mobile payment options like Square have been a boon to small business owners, and now Shopify is looking to expand the potential of point of sale systems with its new platform. The company is branchin...
04:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Dual-SIM HTC One Max for China Unicom leaked, may pack a fingerprint reader
Much like HTC itself, leaksters have also been hard at work to help promote this company. Courtesy of ePrice, the latest spy shots feature the upcoming 5.9-inch One Max, and specifically, this is a du...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts moving to HD video soon, going plugin-free within months
You may not have noticed it yet, but Google is in the middle of sweeping changes to Hangouts that should offer big improvements to image quality and accessibility. The company tells GigaOM that it's c...
04:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nintendo dropping Wii U price by $50 on September 21st, ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launch
Well, the Wii U's time as the only "next-gen" console on the market is about to come to an end. Its brief reign was marred by software bugs, missing features and a questionable price. Now with the PS4...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Sony teases flexible VAIO Flip PC origami-style (video)
We believe Sony just proved it's the master of teasing flexible laptops by using a piece of paper and basic origami skills to tout its upcoming VAIO Flip PC. If we understood the clip correctly, the d...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: portable audio
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're talking portable audio. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the month. Be sure to ke...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Sony teases flexible VAIO PC origami-style (video)
We believe Sony just proved it's the master of teasing flexible laptops by using a piece of paper and basic origami skills to tout its upcoming VAIO PC. If we understood the clip correctly, the device...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nintendo announces 2DS handheld gaming system, $129 on October 12
Well, this is certainly a surprise. While the other big names in gaming are rolling out their new home consoles, Nintendo's bringing a new handheld to the table. Called the 2DS, it looks like a 3DS la...
03:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nintendo announces 2DS handheld gaming system, $129 on October 12 (video)
Well, this is certainly a surprise. While the other big names in gaming are rolling out their new home consoles, Nintendo's bringing a new handheld to the table. Called the 2DS, it looks like a 3DS la...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Foursquare now available for Windows 8
Foursquare revealed its plans for a Windows 8 app two months ago, and it's making good on its promise by launching the software today. This first tablet-specific version of Foursquare offers the check...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Material aims to outdo Flipboard by adapting to your changing interests
With the likes of Flipboard, Google Currents, Pulse and other magazine-style newsreaders competing for your attention, the folks at Inq Mobile are aiming to delight audiences by delivering personalize...
02:14 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer for iOS updated with AirPlay streaming for downloads, simpler searching
BBC iPlayer for iOS just got a big update that makes it easy to keep watching -- even in less than ideal conditions. The app now supports AirPlay streaming for downloaded shows, letting users watch on...
01:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget SMI launches Eye Tracking Glasses 2.0 with smartphone-based recorder (video)
Remember SMI's Eye Tracking Glasses? They use a pair of small cameras on the rim to follow your gaze, allowing corporate and academic types to to see exactly what consumers and other subjects are focu...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Dell trots out some new touchscreen monitors, prices start at $250
We hardly expect you to know Dell's monitor lineup inside-out, so here's a quick primer: Dell already sells this thing called the S2240T, a 21.5-inch display with full HD resolution and support for 10...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly buys mobile data compression startup AlgoTrim
Data compression isn't the sexiest of subjects, but after Facebook pledged to slim down its digital footprint, it's suddenly hot news. You might be interested to know, then, that Apple has reportedly ...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly buys mobile data compression startup AlgoTrim (confirmed)
Data compression isn't the sexiest of subjects, but after Facebook pledged to slim down its digital footprint, it's suddenly hot news. You might be interested to know, then, that Apple has reportedly ...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Flutter: A $20 wireless Arduino with a long reach
If the words "ARM-powered wireless Arduino" send your heart aflutter, then you might be interested in... Flutter -- a development platform with the aforementioned qualities. The Kickstarter project cl...
11:33 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Panasonic refreshes Let's Note lineup, says LX is world's lightest 14-inch notebook
Though Panasonic's Let's Note laptops are only sold in Japan, it's nice to know how the other half lives, isn't it? The company just updated three models in the lineup, including the 12.1-inch SX and ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Microfactory adds milling and etching to its 3D printer (video)
The gang of multi-function 3D printers, that is, ones that can also mill and etch your new creations, just grew by one. Mebotics Multifactory is a customizable device that also has an onboard computer...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Lime & Tonic brings its luxury recommendation service to the iPhone
There's no shortage of mobile concierge services, but even the wealthy may balk at paying steep fees (or buying exotic phones) solely for entertainment advice. Thankfully, Lime & Tonic has just br...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Metro: Last Light's nuclear horror creeps to Mac in September, Linux later this year
Developer 4A Games is spreading Metro: Last Light's bleak vision of a nuclear future (is there any other kind?) to new digs starting September 10th. Next month it'll be available via Steam -- with Ste...
09:01 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Sony's Honami model exposed again, this time at China's FCC equivalent
Thought the leaks of Sony's Honami, aka the Xperia Z1, might slow down with yesterday's teaser of a September 4th launch? Not even close. This time, it was China's Telecommunication Equipment Certific...
08:39 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget PSA: New Nexus 7 launches today in UK and Europe, O2 to sell LTE model starting September 12th
Now that you've picked up a freshly discounted Nexus 4, how about a seven-inch Android tablet to go with it? Well, the next-generation Nexus 7 goes on sale today in UK, Germany, France, Spain, and, er...
08:23 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget WSJ: HTC working on China-specific mobile OS
Cracking the Chinese mobile-nut is kind of a big deal if you're in the business of selling phones. So, rumors that HTC could be looking to increase the bottom line, with a China-specific mobile OS won...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Wikipad's 7-inch gaming tablet coming to the UK on September 27th for 300
Back when it announced the launch date for the US, Wikipad also said its 7-inch slate would become available in more markets soon thereafter. Fast forward to now and the company's announcing that its ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Logitech's Ultrathin Touch Mouse complements your Ultrabook for $70 (video)
Many portable mice are fairly chunky, which can be tricky when you've got a slim bag packed with an Ultrabook or a MacBook Air. Logitech's set out to solve this problem with its $70 Ultrathin Touch mo...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Wikipad's 7-inch gaming tablet coming to the UK on September 27th for 250
Back when it announced the launch date for the US, Wikipad also said its 7-inch slate would become available in more markets soon thereafter. Fast forward to now and the company's announcing that its ...
07:18 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget EA's Peter Moore clarifies stance on online games, says not every title will require your console to be online
While discussing the finer points of EA's plans for this year (and those new consoles), EA's Peter Moore explained to Engadget that the games maker doesn't ship a game that is offline. It seems some p...
06:31 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Remember the YouTube video responses you never clicked on? They're going away
Google's about to kick another one of its features to the curb, though we doubt there'll be any pitchforks and torches, à la Reader. Yes, the not-much-beloved "video response" on YouTube is goi...
04:48 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Mini classic Macintosh created with Raspberry Pi, runs System 6 (video)
Apple may please fans of diminutive hardware with the Mac Mini, but John Leake of the RetroMacCast has created something that can satisfy fans of miniature and classic hardware: a tiny replica of the ...
03:20 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Google+ now says when photos get the Auto Awesome treatment
The Auto Awesome enhancements in Google+ are great for livening up burst photos and animations, but it's not always clear when the service creates. That's no longer an issue in the wake of an update: ...
02:51 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 364 - 08.27.13
The season for televised football is just days away, and Richard and Ben couldn't be more elated. Tune in as they keep their excitement in check while discussing all the latest HD news.Hosts: Ben Draw...
02:19 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Gmail for iOS nets improved Drive and Google+ integration
Sure, Gmail on iOS was completely redesigned in June, but Mountain View's just pushed out a fresh update with a few features to polish things off. Version 2.4 of the email app bakes in improved integr...
01:13 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Kobo's Arc 7 tablet shows up in NYC, we kind of go hands-on
So we've already spent some hands-on time with Kobo's Aura e-reader and the Arc 10HD. That leaves two more devices, right? Well, here's the thing -- as much as the 10-inch tablet wasn't ready in time ...
01:05 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Parallels Access for iPad offers a truly touch-native remote desktop (hands-on)
Many attempts at tablet-friendly remote desktop still present a traditional desktop to the user; they deliver a lot of control, but they're unwieldy on touch-only devices. Parallels' just-unveiled Acc...
12:43 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Kobo goes for the top of the line with 10-inch Arc 10HD tablet, we go hands-on
Love the Kobo ecosystem, but hoping for a tablet that's a little... higher end than what the Arc line currently offers? Boy have we got some news for you. The company introduced a grand total of three...
12:43 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Kobo goes for the top of the line with 10-inch Arc 10HD tablet, we go hands-on (video)
Love the Kobo ecosystem, but hoping for a tablet that's a little... higher end than what the Arc line currently offers? Boy have we got some news for you. The company introduced a grand total of three...
12:26 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 price drops by $100 to $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB
The cheapest unlocked stock Android phone you could buy just got even cheaper: Google has dropped the price of the Nexus 4 8GB to $199 (£159) from $299 (£239), and the 16GB model to $249 (...
12:26 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Nexus 4 price drops by $100 to $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB (update)
The cheapest unlocked stock Android phone you could buy just got even cheaper: Google has dropped the price of the Nexus 4 8GB to $199 (£159) from $299 (£239), and the 16GB model to $249 (...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Kobo' shows off its Aura e-reader, we go hands-on
Remember that new e-reader from Kobo we told you about, not all that many minutes ago? Say hello to the Aura. The successor to the Glo owes more than just its name to the recently introduced Aura HD -...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, August 28, 2013
Engadget Kobo shows off its Aura e-reader, we go hands-on (video)
Remember that new e-reader from Kobo we told you about, not all that many minutes ago? Say hello to the Aura. The successor to the Glo owes more than just its name to the recently introduced Aura HD -...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: HTC 8XT for Sprint, Windows 8.1 heads to manufacturers, Galaxy Gear, and more!
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 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Kobo adds magazines, kids store to its online offerings
Kobo's not quite done with the news tonight. In addition to an e-reader, three tablets and Pocket integration, the Canadian-turned-Japanese company has also got some announcements on the content side ...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Kobo integrates Pocket into Reading Life, brings the app to its e-readers and tablets
We had some initial misgivings about the usefulness of Kobo's Reading Life ecosystem, but the company has certainly been working to expand the scope of its social / competitive reading offering. Now K...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Kobo unveils three reading-focused Arc tablets
I suspect that Kobo won't be too thrilled about my mentioning the Vox tablet in the introduction to its latest product announcement. All companies have their share of misfires, but that one left us se...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Kobo unveils the Aura, a mid-size luxury e-reader
It was around this time year that Amazon showed off the Paperwhite at an event in a Santa Monica airplane hangar, debuting a front-lit display technology that would blow the months-old Nook Simple Tou...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget DNS hack takes The New York Times offline
For the second time this month, The New York Times has gone offline. This time around, the Syrian Electronic Army is likely to blame, with a Domain Name System (DNS) hack crippling the news org's onli...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget DNS hack takes The New York Times offline (update)
For the second time this month, The New York Times has gone offline. This time around, the Syrian Electronic Army is likely to blame, with a Domain Name System (DNS) hack crippling the news org's onli...
09:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget DNS hack takes The New York Times offline (update: Twitter images were affected too)
For the second time this month, The New York Times has gone offline. This time around, the Syrian Electronic Army is likely to blame, with a Domain Name System (DNS) hack crippling the news org's onli...
09:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Researchers link brains, control each other's actions via the internet (video)
Human brain-to-brain interfacing seems like the stuff of fiction (Pacific Rim, anyone?), but researchers at the University of Washington have made it a reality. A team led by faculty members Rajesh Ra...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft boosts base SkyDrive Pro storage to 25GB, lets administrators add more
Microsoft's SkyDrive Pro is helpful for cloud-savvy businesses, but its 7GB of storage per person now seems restrictive next to improved offerings from rivals like Box. The company won't let itself ...
08:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Telltale Games bringing 'The Walking Dead' to the OUYA this winter
It's safe to say The Walking Dead game has had a pretty successful term on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 -- still, there's always a chance to grow beyond the more traditional consoles. With that in m...
07:37 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Madden NFL 25 for iOS available now as a free download
EA's kicking off its free-to-play mobile strategy with an iOS version of the much Madden NFL 25. Available now via the App Store, the popular gaming franchise arrives on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPa...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Evernote comes to Windows Phone 8 with multi-shot camera, speech to text support
Evernote has let its Windows Phone app languish at times, but the company is making amends with a new version of its note-taking client that supports Windows Phone 8. The update primarily improves na...
06:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Verizon to launch waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite on August 29 for $100
Kyocera handsets in the US typically debut on Sprint or smaller carriers like Boost or Cricket, but that doesn't mean Verizon can't have a go at devices from the Japanese company. First spied a few mo...
06:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Verizon to launch waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite on August 29 for $100 (video)
Kyocera handsets in the US typically debut on Sprint or smaller carriers like Boost or Cricket, but that doesn't mean Verizon can't have a go at devices from the Japanese company. First spied a few mo...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget HTC 8XT for Sprint: what's different?
This summer, Sprint's lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices increased from zero to two. The first to show up in stores was the HTC 8XT ($100 on contract), a modified version of the 8X designed for Sprint ...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Nissan to sell multiple affordable self-driving cars by 2020
Google's not the only one trying to build self-driving cars, despite the fact that it gets a ton of attention for all those autonomous autos roaming Bay Area streets. Many manufacturers are interested...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Imo adds video call over WiFi and cellular to Android and iOS apps
Imo users, brush your hair and powder your nose, as you might be in for some face-to-face conversation -- now that the IM aggregator has added video calls to its repertoire. It was initially released ...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Facebook posts first Global Government Requests Report
Facebook already gave us insight into the volume of US government data requests that it receives; it's broadening that scope today by posting its first-ever Global Government Requests Report. The char...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget HTC to show its soft side with Hello Kitty edition Butterfly s
The number of times Hello Kitty's popped up on Engadget over the years is quite astonishing, and thanks to HTC, the cat leaves yet another paw print here. Earlier today, our Taiwanese brethren receive...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable TV app brings live TV to Xbox 360
What was promised has been delivered to Xbox-owning Time Warner Cable customers. Today, TWC TV for Xbox 360 is finally available to Xbox Live Gold members, and brings live streaming of up to 300 chann...
04:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent Sync coming to iOS this week
BitTorrent promised that its Sync Beta service would get an iOS client, and the company is making good on its word with plans to launch the app this week. As with the Android release, iOS users will g...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Lionsgate bringing 'Deadbeat' original series to Hulu next year
It's not the first original series to hit the streaming site, but Lionsgate is delivering some seasoned vets for its upcoming Hulu show, Deadbeat. Co-created by Cody Heller and Brett Konner of FX's ta...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Epson launches MHL-enabled 1080p 2D/3D projector for $999
It's rare that we document the arrival of a new projector, but we thought that Epson's PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 deserved some special attention. It's the company's first unit that offers an MHL-enab...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Apple patent shares your music's tempo to start private dance parties
Headphone parties, or silent discos, seldom translate well to mobile devices -- the likelihood that every listener has the same songs is rather slim. If Apple implements a newly granted patent, howeve...
03:24 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Chromecast's iOS app arrives, looks to make cross-platform living room magic
On the heals of a Cast SDK update that borked third-party streaming apps, Google released a version of its Chromecast software for iOS devices. That's right, folks with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch c...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget WSJ: BlackBerry mulling spinning off BBM subsidiary, considering desktop version
We'll say this, BlackBerry looks to be considering everything when it comes to pulling in revenue from its messaging service. False alarms aside, the company already let slip that BlackBerry Messenger...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an Amped Wireless WiFi router, range extender and adapter!
You want range? Amped Wireless has range. More than 10,000 square feet of it, in fact; last week the company announced the REA20, its latest and greatest range extender, and wants to give one away to ...
02:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Apple TV update brings apps for Disney, the Smithsonian, Vevo and The Weather Channel
Rumors that Apple was about to expand the Apple TV's channel selection have just come true -- the company has quietly rolled out apps for the Disney Channel, Disney XD, the Smithsonian, Vevo and The W...
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Uber takes its car service to Dubai, enters first Middle Eastern locale
The folks at Uber have had a busy, globe-trotting summer. After plans to ride into China, India and other parts of Asian crept out in June, the private car service has taken its expertise to Dubai. Ar...
02:07 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 925 arrives at AT&T for $99.99 on-contract September 13th, pre-orders open tomorrow
After making an appearance at T-Mobile last month, Nokia's Lumia 925 is landing at AT&T on September 13th. While there's a bit of a wait to actually have the device in-hand, pre-orders for the 4.5...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon extends its Associates program to Android app developers with new API
It looks like you may well start seeing more links to products sold at Amazon in your Android apps. The company has just announced the launch of its new Mobile Associates API, which will let app devel...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Google looks to boost Translate in Africa with Somali, Zulu and other languages
Google Africa is asking volunteers to judge the quality of beta translations for African languages Hausa, Igbo, Somali, Yoruba and Zulu. That means it's likely only a matter of time before they're add...
12:59 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 to manufacturers ahead of October 18 launch
We caught the first Windows 8.1 (aka Blue) news back in March, and after several betas and a preview, it's been bundled off to manufacturers. That's a mere five months from alpha code to gold master, ...
12:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter coming to Australia and New Zealand 'soon'
Clue's in the headline, really. Fresh from tours of the UK and Canada, Kickstarter is ready to land in Australia and New Zealand. The move will enable domestic pitches from Aussie and Kiwi inventors l...
12:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids get real, ready to 'make learning fun'
It peeked its head out just a day ago by way of a Korean back-to-school catalog, and now Samsung's ready to let its kid-friendly cat out of the bag. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is, as the name implies, aime...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 55-inch curved OLED hits Europe this week for 7999 euros
We guessed Samsung wouldn't be far behind LG in terms of its curved OLED's European debut, and we were right. Starting this Wednesday, if you're in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlan...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Broadcom adds WiFi Direct to its embedded device platform, furthers our internet-of-things future
Broadcom, wireless. Peanut butter, jelly. Together, they just work. So today's announcement that the company is adding WiFi Direct to its WICED (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) pl...
11:32 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget ParaShoot wearable camera lets you shoot stealthily, monitor on a smartphone
GoPros are great, but if you'd rather film discretely without your subjects going into "dude" mode, there's now the ParaShoot wearable camera on Kickstarter. The idea is to sport the 1.3 ounce device ...
10:46 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Goophone to launch $100 iPhone 5C clone, still KIRFing it
Goophone's shaping up to be an enduring passenger aboard the iPhone clone train. Hence, it comes as absolutely no surprise that it's conjuring up an iPhone 5C copy months after it released an iPhone 5...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Repix brings its photo editing prowess to Android, supports Samsung's S Pen and Air View (video)
After gaining considerable success on the iOS side of the smartphone divide, Repix has finally launched its creative photo editor over on the land of the little green droid. Like the iOS original, the...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung exec confirms Galaxy Gear and Note III announcement on September 4th as images start to leak
The cat's out of the bag, and a rogue Samsung executive is the one who's been untying the strings. During a chat with the Korea Times, Samsung's Lee Young-hee blabbed that we'd see both the Galaxy Gea...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung exec confirms Galaxy Gear and Note III announcement on September 4th as images start to leak (updated)
The cat's out of the bag, and a rogue Samsung executive is the one who's been untying the strings. During a chat with the Korea Times, Samsung's Lee Young-hee blabbed that we'd see both the Galaxy Gea...
09:10 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Sony teases likely Xperia Z1 Honami device on video, confirms September 4th arrival
It appears that Sony is about to finally put an end to the rampant Honami smartphone speculation on September 4th. It just released a teaser video showing various oblique angles of the camera-centric ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Logitech's G602 wireless gaming mouse packs massive battery life, 11 programmable buttons
Hate swapping out the drained batteries in your mouse during intense Battlefield sessions? Then Logitech's vying for your dough with its new G602 wireless gaming mouse. The latest G-series entrant's b...
07:27 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Enblink turns any Google TV device into a home automation control center
Meet Enblink: a dongle that plugs into any Google TV device and turns it into a home automation control hub. Enblink works with any Z-Wave enabled gadget, from door locks and lamps to security sensors...
06:46 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note III camera rumored to pack 4K video capture, high-quality audio playback
What are you going to add to a smartphone series that's already gone big-screen, already has a stylus and already offers up a decent battery life? According to the Korea Economic Daily, Samsung believ...
06:20 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Zcapture offers 360-degree photos of objects in 15 minutes (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
04:52 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Mophie Juice Pack for Galaxy S 4 now shipping, brings an extra 2,300mAh battery for $99
Galaxy S 4 users already benefit from solid battery life, but if your Life Companion has become more of a compulsion, you're probably in need of a power solution that can go the distance. Naturally, o...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget AT&T opens latest Foundry facility in Atlanta, focusing on the connected car, home automation and emerging devices
If you haven't been paying attention, here's the skinny: US carriers are doing everything they can to expand their horizons, and in the case of Verizon and AT&T, this sense of urgency has led to t...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Sony's DSLR-like Alpha A3000 mirrorless camera ships next month for $399 (hands-on video)
Sony's managed to duplicate mid-range DSLR functionality in its NEX series of mirrorless cameras, but while experienced photographers recognize the value of such a device, amateurs looking to step up ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils 16.1MP NEX-5T with NFC and WiFi, available this September
We assure you, the camera pictured above is not the NEX-5R. Announced today alongside three new E-mount lenses and the A3000, it's actually Sony's new NEX-5T. This shooter's unique feature is the addi...
03:36 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Hangouts for Android starts scoring video chats over cellular on AT&T
Attention folks on AT&T: you can soon video chat on Hangouts over a cellular connection now that the feature is being green-lit by the carrier and the Android app has scored an update. As discover...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Dell intros new Latitude business laptops, including a flagship Ultrabook (hands-on)
Fun fact: the XPS 13 Ultrabook we liked so much also happens to be one of Dell's best-selling products. It's been so successful, in fact, that even large corporations have been thinking of issuing it ...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash's Kisai Blade looks to the air for inspiration, tells time with tube LEDs (video)
TokyoFlash's watches aren't known for their subtlety, but, despite taking cues from the aviation world, its latest design looks a bit more grounded than previous offerings. The Kisai Blade sports a cu...
01:19 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Sony reveals blue 250GB PS3 for $250, exclusive to GameStop
Sony is hoping that by now you either don't already own a PlayStation 3, or direly need a game console to match your primary colored living room decor before November 15th. To that end, the tech giant...
12:44 am -04 - Tue, August 27, 2013
Engadget Yahoo doling out inactive usernames to new owners, opens a Watchlist for $1.99
Yahoo users eager for a name change began logging their interest for inactive usernames in mid-July, and now Mayer and Co. are finally ready to re-assign dormant email addresses. Messages from the sea...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 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...
11:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Google testing search-friendly tabs in stable versions of Chrome and Chrome OS
Google has been testing search-enabled tabs in Chrome since December, but you've had to run test versions of the browser to see those tabs in action. That changes today: the company is expanding its t...
11:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Accessories buyer's guide, OLPC XO Tablet review, Employee-only white Xbox One, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:45 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 26th - September 1st)
As the NFL prepares for its debut in a couple of weeks, the college football season kicks off Thursday night with a number of interesting matchups planned. Syfy is dropping a pilot for another time tr...
10:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Verizon Max plan goes live to entice unlimited data users to join Edge
August 25th was the day when Verizon customers with an early adopter bent could sign up for Edge, the carrier's plan that lets them get their hands on the latest and greatest device a lot sooner than ...
08:51 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Intel's 3D camera technology detects emotions and eyes, gives Kinect some competition
We know that Intel sees 3D cameras as the future of computing, and the company's Anil Nanduri just provided a few hints of what that future may involve. He tells Network World that the depth-sensing t...
08:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Moto X for Verizon officially available online August 29th, at stores in the coming weeks
If you've been eyeing a Motorola device on Verizon without the Droid branding, the Moto X is ultimately your best (and only) choice -- but when exactly will it be available to the masses? According to...
07:56 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Facebook adds shared photo albums for collaborative memory making
Google+ may not be the premier destination for photo sharing, but its devotees know just how wonderful Party Mode's collaborative albums are. Facebook is bringing a little bit of that magic to its muc...
06:45 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Sony Honami smartphone gets an official teaser, a few unofficial photos
The buzz surrounding Sony's Honami smartphone is reaching a fever pitch, and Sony itself is finally joining in with a new teaser image for the device. The official shot only confirms the presence of a...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Chromecast update breaks local media streaming in third-party apps
We hope you aren't depending on your Chromecast for local media playback. If you are, the device has just become a paperweight -- temporarily, at least. Google's most recent Chromecast update disables...
06:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Chromecast update breaks local media streaming in third-party apps (updated)
We hope you aren't depending on your Chromecast for local media playback. If you are, the device has just become a paperweight -- temporarily, at least. Google's most recent Chromecast update disables...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Nokia Windows RT tablet may resemble a Lumia, carry an iPad-like price
Nokia's rumored Windows RT tablet is supposedly nearing launch, and The Verge claims to have more details of the slate beyond those tidbits that surfaced at Digi-Wo last month. Nicknamed Sirius, the f...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget IRL: Sony's NEX-5N interchangeable lens camera and Mailplane 3
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's been a ...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget LG teases upcoming G Pad 8.3 tablet in YouTube video
When is an official tablet unofficially announced? The answer to that question seems to have evolved over the years, as LG now takes a stance of outing its products in teasers a week or so prior to th...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Feedly Pro now available to everyone, offers a 'more powerful' reader for a fee
Feedly's popularity increased massively with the news of Google Reader being put out to pasture, so much so that it figured it wouldn't be such a bad idea to introduce a paid version of its RSS servic...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: accessories
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're serving up a selection of accessories -- head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the m...
03:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Sketch it out: hands-on with Wacom's Intuos Creative Stylus and retooled Bamboo Paper app
Last week, Wacom unveiled its latest tablet pen -- the Intuos Creative Stylus -- alongside a trio of Cintiq Companion standalone slates. The stylus is indeed a departure from the regular ol' scribblin...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget New Xbox 360 update bids farewell to points, welcomes local currency
Goodbye, Microsoft Points. Hello, local currency. A new Xbox 360 update, debuting today, has finally made official the long-awaited switch from Microsoft's own virtual currency, allowing you to spend ...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Q10 coming to Sprint on August 30th for $199.99
Whatever happens at boardroom level, BlackBerry's still gotta shift some smartphones, and now it's pushing one of its flagships over to Sprint. The BlackBerry Q10 will arrive on Big Yellow on August 3...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget OLPC XO Tablet review
In late 2007, One Laptop Per Child launched its "Give 1 Get 1" program. While the do-gooder organization had originally shrugged off suggestions that it should offer its XO Laptop as a commercial prod...
12:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Blue HTC One shell gets snapped in the non-flesh
Press renders? Pah. Now we've seen snaps of the forthcoming blue HTC One in some of its metallic glory. The shell, which was reportedly snapped by a worker who works for a factory contracted to make p...
12:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Blue HTC One shell gets snapped in the non-flesh (updated)
Press renders? Pah. Now we've seen snaps of the forthcoming blue HTC One in some of its metallic glory. The shell, which was reportedly snapped by a worker who works for a factory contracted to make p...
12:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Sony's rumored ILC-3000 E-mount camera flaunts Alpha-like form factor in leak
Rumors of Sony's ILC-3000 or A-3000 E-mount camera have been floating in the wind for a while, but so far nothing of substance has touched down. Now, a contributor at Dyxum.com has spotted Sony advoca...
12:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Child-friendly Galaxy Tab 3 Kids listed in Korean brochure
We're no experts in Korean back-to-school literature, but it looks as if one retailer has tipped Samsung's plans a little early. If the documents above are legitimate, then the company will launch a k...
10:58 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Lavabit alternative MyKolab offering lite version and cloud storage to help you dodge the NSA
Remember Kolab? Groklaw dropped its name as a secure alternative to now-shuttered Lavabit after announcing its own demise. The Swiss company is trying to capitalize on the fresh notoriety, and has ann...
09:29 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's employee-only white Xbox One colors us green with envy
There are certainly benefits to working for Microsoft beyond a steady paycheck. We've seen the company gift employees with phones and tablets, and if the picture above proves legit, a lucky bunch will...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Oppo reveals more about N1's backside touch as pics leak out
Buttons and trackpads on the back of mobile devices? It's becoming a trend. Oppo has revealed that users will be able to scroll, double click and long press with the backside touch feature of the fort...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Fos combines style and safety in a wearable Bluetooth LED display (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
03:31 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's 13-inch Series 9?
It's rare that a device gets the personal seal of approval from our reviews chief, but that's the the hallowed ground that Samsung's Series 9 gets to stand upon. It earned praise for its excellent bui...
02:54 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 arrives in Japan this week, SIM-unlocked 32GB LTE model coming this September
Google often takes its time bringing its Nexus variety of tablets and smartphones across the Pacific, but it's getting faster. Today, it announced that the refreshed Nexus 7 (with a new 1,900 x 1,200 ...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, August 26, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 19th, 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, August 25, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Gamescom 2013, Ballmer stepping down, Connecting Cape Town, and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at ...
11:01 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Orbitsound announces SB60 airSOUND Base 5-speaker system for your TV
British audio company, Orbitsound, has been gunning for the spot just under your TV for a while. It's newest device, the SB60 airSOUND Base, is the latest contender for this front-room real estate. Th...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Windows ReTried
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Last week's Switched On discussed the initial confusion and rough ride for Windows RT, which became a dealbreaker for i...
08:50 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Gamescom 2013: a recap of the week's announcements
It's true -- we already gave Gamescom 2013 a quick wrap up, but now that the sun has finally set on the show's public days, it's time to look back on the past week and sift through the madness. Upon c...
08:50 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Gamescom 2013: a recap of the week's news
It's true -- we already gave Gamescom 2013 a quick wrap up, but now that the sun has finally set on the show's public days, it's time to look back on the past week and sift through the madness. Upon c...
06:57 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Moto X 32GB Developer Edition teased, 'coming soon' with unlockable bootloader
Motorola is getting in on the Developer Edition trend too. The Moto X's "ways to buy" page has been updated to include a version of the flagship handset with an unlockable bootloader and 32GB of stora...
05:07 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts head Mark Rubin on creating six different versions of the same game (video)
Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin has a lot on his plate. In just two months, he's heading up the launch of one of the (if not the) biggest titles on two next-gen game consoles, not t...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 3D-printed car, Coca-Cola Life and a supermaterial stronger than graphene or diamond
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.Does the idea of driverless cars make you queasy? Better ge...
11:07 am -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Blue Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 revealed in leaked press render
Looks like white and brown won't be the only colors on offer for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for long. Evidently set to join those variants, @evleaks recently pushed out a purported press render of the...
07:01 am -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV hits Germany for 8,999 euros this week
Following its availability at several Best Buy locations across the US, LG's 55-inch curved OLED TV is finally making its way to Europe. The company today announced that it'll arrive in Germany this w...
03:16 am -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best device locator?
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 Eric, who needs help overcoming a memor...
01:00 am -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 19th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a free TV streaming service for Bell subscribers, the ar...
12:18 am -04 - Sun, August 25, 2013
Engadget Yahoo buys image recognition firm IQ Engines to reorganize Flickr
Flickr is a killer resource for photographers of all stripes, but navigating through its massive photo catalog is far from elegant. Hopefully, Yahoo's purchase of IQ Engines can change that. According...
08:12 pm -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Pegatron employee spies a pile of iPhone 5Cs, all warming up for September
When we spotted this photo on French blog NoWhereElse, we were close to dismissing this as just a bunch of iPhone 5C knock-offs (the shanzhai industry works very fast), just as the site also speculate...
07:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt Live is hitting Seattle next week!
Get excited, Seattle -- we're just a week out from our latest event in your fair city. And while tickets have been moving quickly, we've still got some spaces left. If you want to come hang with us at...
03:40 pm -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Facebook kills physical Gifts in favor of digital redemption codes
Not even a year after its inception, Facebook is killing physical Gifts. According to TechCrunch, the social media giant is ending its intermediary role for sending teddy bears, wine and chocolate (so...
01:20 pm -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget EA COO Peter Moore: 'We don't ship a game at EA that is offline' (video)
Electronic Arts is a mainstay in the game industry. From early days on the PC, pre-game consoles, to its current role as one of the world's largest game companies, the EA name's been synonymous with g...
11:15 am -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Bing intros robust product results for snappier impulse shopping
If you can't even remember when you've last used Bing, you'll find a deluge of new features next time you visit. The latest among these perks is a more elaborate result page for product searches, maki...
08:17 am -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Instagram chases better video editing with Luma acquisition
According to TechCrunch, Instagram has just acquired Luma for an undisclosed amount to help bring its video service to the next level. In addition to basics like video stabilization and adjustments fo...
03:36 am -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker HD Wii U Deluxe bundle leaked, teases gold trim
Waiting for the Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker HD before picking up a Wii U? You're in luck -- the company seems to be prepping a bundle specifically for Hylian-minded buyers. NeoGAF users have salva...
02:37 am -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Alleged Motorola Droid 5 pics suggest the QWERTY slider still lives
Fans of hardware keyboards have at least one reason to keep rooting for Motorola's Droid line, and these leaked pics suggest it will continue on. Posted on Weibo, these supposed Droid 5 pics show a QW...
01:41 am -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 357 - 08.23.13
The PS4 launches this November -- are you ready? Aside from recapping Gamescom, Brian, Dana and Peter mull over the week's biggest tech stories and rumors of a champagne iPhone. All that and more in t...
12:48 am -04 - Sat, August 24, 2013
Engadget Google tightens Android app rules for device interference and in-game purchases
Google occasionally updates its Play Store rules to weed out inconsistent or shady behavior in Android apps, and we're witnessing one of its larger clean-ups today. The company's new guidelines more e...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget iFixit teardown of Moto X finds it plenty repairable
Mere hours after the Moto X made it to stores, the iFixit guys have already torn it apart, revealing its innards to all. The guts of the American-assembled handset aren't entirely a surprise: under th...
10:26 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Camera buyer's guide, Droid Ultra review, Steve Ballmer stepping down, and more!
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...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget YouTube raises limits on video use in third-party apps
YouTube launched its Data API to let developers integrate online video into their apps, but the modest caps on daily use have limited the potential of those apps. As of today, YouTube is offering much...
09:24 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Rdio for iOS updated with Station Tuning feature, new design for Collections
Rdio's used the past few months to bring an array of improvements to its iOS app -- some functional and some cosmetic. To keep the momentum going, the company today released yet another update, includ...
09:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget The Daxian N100i is a phone you can literally plug into the wall (video)
Gone are the days of bizarre phones with some special practical use, but not all hope is lost. Earlier today, this author stumbled upon a shanzhai Android 4.0.1 phone with a built-in power plug! It's ...
08:39 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Back to school
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.There was a time when gearing up to go back to school meant little more than picking up a new backpack, so...
08:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly working on its own car, considering autonomous taxi service
It's no secret that Google has been slowly but surely finding its way into the automotive industry, as it's already been working with manufacturers to build self-driving cars for quite some time. Howe...
07:58 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Facebook tweaks News Feed, adds new algorithm to serve up high quality content
The usefulness of Facebook's News Feed ranking algorithm may not be universally agreed upon, but the social network's dedication to improving it is unquestionable. Today, FB has updated that ranking s...
07:37 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget DOJ offers to cut injunction time in Apple e-book case, stays firm on key points
The US Justice Department was insistent that its proposed injunction against Apple for alleged e-book price fixing was the proper remedy earlier this month, but it's now willing to budge on that somew...
07:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Unlocking Moto X with the Motorola Skip (hands-on video)
Motorola's new Skip NFC smartphone key is quite possibly the simplest gadget we've covered at Engadget. But simple as it may be, Skip is a time saver for Moto X users. The tiny device, comprised of an...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Mat Smith
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Japan Editor, Mat Smith!I didn't w...
06:33 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Verizon Max promo plan reportedly offers 6GB of data to Edge members for $30
Verizon clearly wants us to stop using unlimited data, but even its Edge upgrade program isn't a strong argument for embracing capped plans. The company may soon have a better lure, however: Droid-Lif...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Everybody is flying, and everybody is crabby
Ben Huh is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cheezburger. He will be speaking at Expand NYC this November. Unidentified internet humor company founder planking during a flight.Plenty of peopl...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Moto X, Sony's X900A and a gold iPhone
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...
05:01 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm Instax mini 90 keeps instant film alive with retro look, new photo modes
Fujifilm is the torch bearer for retro camera design, but you wouldn't know it from looking at the boring, blob-like bodies of its recent instant film cameras. The company is aiming for more consisten...
04:33 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Scientists set new stabilty record with ytterbium atomic clock
The story of scientific advancement is rarely one of leaps and bounds. More often than not it's evolution over revolution, and the story of the so-called ytterbium atomic clock fits that bill perfectl...
04:33 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Scientists set new stability record with ytterbium atomic clock
The story of scientific advancement is rarely one of leaps and bounds. More often than not it's evolution over revolution, and the story of the so-called ytterbium atomic clock fits that bill perfectl...
04:04 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's Shuhei Yoshida on indies: 'It's personal to me and many of us working at PlayStation' (video)
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida is a passionate man. He cares about games, he plays games, and it shows. When we ran into him at Sony's Gamescom 2013 press briefing, ...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Telenav Scout arrives on WP8, premium features available for $25 a year
Windows Phone 8 users partial to Telenav Scout can now leave the long line of people twiddling their thumbs waiting for their favorite apps to arrive on the OS. Previously available on iOS, Android an...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: digital cameras
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! We predict plenty of campus parties in your near future, which is why we're tackling digital cameras today. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest o...
03:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Report: NSA used taxpayer dollars to cover PRISM compliance costs for tech companies
The mounting national debt? Yeah, you're probably better off just ignoring why exactly it's mounting. The Guardian is continuing the blow the lid off of the whole NSA / PRISM saga, today revealing new...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of five backpacks containing a Sony VAIO Fit 15, courtesy of Kaspersky Lab!
As we gently tumble from summer to fall we know you'll invariably start to ponder just what exactly you're going to need to kit yourself out for the school year. While we can't help you with your text...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable handing out free TV antennas and store credit during CBS blackout
Time Warner Cable may not be in a rush to end the CBS blackout, but it's not leaving subscribers out in the cold. The TV provider is now giving away a "limited quantity" of basic TV antennas in the D...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Ultra review: a phone that doesn't need to exist
After roughly nine months of almost complete radio silence, Google-owned Motorola suddenly sprang into action by announcing four devices in the space of eight days. The lineup of new smartphones inclu...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 104: Prep for class with Engadget's back to school guide
Unfortunately, it's time to hit the books once more. Don't get completely bummed out by the start of classes because this special issue of our weekly e-magazine has all of the top picks for back to sc...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: Steve Ballmer stepping down within a year
One thing's for sure: we'll certainly miss keynote dances and chants of, "Developers! Developers! Developers!" when Steve Ballmer steps down from his job as the head of Microsoft some time within the ...
12:12 pm -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg on how Destiny was 'born modern' and why social connectivity will define the next-gen
Successive generations of console gaming have been, historically, defined by improvements in graphics. But Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg envisions a different future for the coming next-gen of gaming ...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget iWork for iCloud beta now open to anyone with an Apple ID
First it was available to developers, then a select few who received invitations, and now the beta of iWork for iCloud is available for all. Apple's made no official announcement, but point your brows...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Judge Koh denies Samsung a retrial over Apple's invalidated bounce-back patent
Now that the bounce-back portion of Apple's infamous patent 7,649,381 has been invalidated by the USPTO, Samsung was understandably pressing for a retrial or a final decision that was more in its favo...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Judge Koh denies Samsung a retrial following USPTO patent decisions (updated)
After the USPTO decided to take a second look at a bunch of Apple's patents, including the pinch-to-zoom claims later invalidated by the USPTO, Samsung was understandably pressing for a retrial. Howev...
08:27 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Tab 3 gets rebranded as 'Homeboy' for launch on LG's Korean mobile network
Considering that Korea's warring giants don't get along too well, it's amusing to see LG offering a Samsung-made tablet on LG U+, the latter's domestic cellular network. The "Homeboy" is a re-branded ...
07:13 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Pandora's iOS and Android apps get sleep timer, might protect against data-limit night terrors
Having relinquished the 40-hour mobile listening limit (at least, starting September), Pandora's added a new sleep timer to its apps too. It's probably a lesser issue, given Pandora's aforementioned a...
05:09 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Google expands word definition box, makes looking up ten-dollar words easier
Here's one for the logophiles and the voracious readers: searching for words on Google now returns more than their definitions. So, next time you look up a fancy term, the definition box will also con...
03:46 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft explains 3D printing standards in Windows 8.1 (video)
Whether you're looking to print an Aston Martin or a birdhouse, Microsoft promises you'll be able to do it more easily with Windows 8.1. Redmond is looking to iron out the wrinkles currently associate...
02:37 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Amazon said to have tested technology for its own wireless network
Amazon may not be happy with just piggybacking on other wireless carrier's signals for Whispernet-style offerings, as Bloomberg has heard it's trying out technology that would let it create its own wi...
01:33 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget MoDaCo.Switch for Galaxy S 4 now available in beta... to Indiegogo backers
For about a month now, HTC One owners have been able to enjoy MoDaCo's efforts to mix up the Android experience on the Taiwanese company's handset. But, hey, don't go thinking anyone forgot about Sams...
12:22 am -04 - Fri, August 23, 2013
Engadget Android Open Source Project now has latest 4.3 fixes for most Nexus hardware
The latest Android 4.3 updates brought a slate of unfortunate software bugs to the party, especially to Google's own Nexus devices, ironically enough. Thankfully, the Mountain View crew is hard at wor...
11:34 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Composite lighting technique lets amateurs produce well-lit photos in minutes (video)
Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to ...
10:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xbox at Gamescom, Project Spark, Hot Watch hands-on, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget iRobot gives Mint mopping 'bot a new lease on life as the Braava
Wondering would become of the plucky Mint 'bot after iRobot swept up its creator, Evolution Robotics? The company clearly thought it was time for a name change -- it's the iRobot Braava from here on o...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Pandora will remove 40-hour mobile listening limit next month
There's nothing quite like a 180, and that's what Pandora plans to pull as next month rolls in. The outfit's 40-hour mobile listening limit, which was established back in February, will be history in ...
09:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Vivo X3 smartphone stuffs air gestures and high-end audio into a 5.75mm-thick shell (video)
Did you think Huawei's Ascend P6 was a slim smartphone? It has nothing on BBK's just-unveiled Vivo X3. Despite a 5-inch (if 720p) screen, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front 5-megapixel shooter and a ...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS stable turns 29 with 'immersive' mode, improved launcher search
The stable channel of Chrome OS has hit version 29, and with that tick comes a few new features we saw in beta just a month ago. Most notable is an "immersive" mode that hides the toolbar and shelf fo...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Xbox at Gamescom 2013: a focus on games big and small
The launch of a new game console is a fairly unique event in this industry. Unlike a smartphone or tablet, you don't see a new one released every year, or even every five years, and you likely don't h...
08:43 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Windows 8 PCs to bundle SweetLabs' Start menu replacement, app store
Software developers and PC vendors have frequently catered to reluctant Windows 8 buyers with Start menu replicas, and that trend doesn't appear to be slowing down. Lenovo has just reached a deal that...
08:24 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Apple acquires Embark, a transit app it recommended during the iOS Maps disaster
Remember that time Apple launched a new iteration of iOS with a godawful mapping app? Shortly after that, it also recommended that users in major metropolitan areas lean on third-party apps for mass t...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget DirecTV for iPhone reaches version 3.0, touts redesigned look and improved navigation
We knew DirecTV had a few things in mind for its various mobile apps, with the focus being on discovery features and an overall better experience. Now, following a refresh to the iPad app earlier this...
07:50 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Facebook Login update does away with mandatory sharing
Facebook's all about sharing -- pictures, life changes, embarrassing details that may get you canned by some future employer. But what about information from third-party apps that you don't want clogg...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget CBS strikes a deal with Verizon, continues war of words with TWC
Normally, content providers and pay-TV platforms striking deals to deliver channels to subscribers is sort of non-news. But not every signed contract comes against the backdrop of an almost month-long...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET
A new DVR, another jumbo-sized handset and games, games, games. Oh, and if we have enough time, there's a foldable car we'd kind of like to talk about. Cool? Join Brian, Peter and Dana in roughly half...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Dev-only Find My iPhone update pushed to consumers, breaks login
Well, Apple has a bit of egg on its face right now. Seems as if an update to the Find My iPhone app was pushed out before it was ready for consumers. The update brings that pretty new matte icon that ...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Lavabit founder chafes under NSA scrutiny, speaks out against govermental privacy violations
Lavabit shut down its email services a couple weeks ago in response to governmental pressure regarding NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's account. At the time, founder Ladar Levison stated he was shut...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft isn't afraid of mobile gaming, sees a bright future in Wii U and Oculus Rift
Ubisoft's Alain Corre isn't worried about the rise in mobile gaming. On the contrary, Corre, who heads up the company's overseas operations, seems to welcome the uptick in iOS and Android gamers and n...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Movies are no longer fun now that I know everything
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.My mom loves to tell the story about the first time I ever saw Star ...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Chrome 30 beta adds quicker access to search by image, improved gestures and much, much more
The Chrome 30 beta has one of the longer lists of new features we've seen from the browser in quite some time. One of the most immediately visible will be a new option to search by image when you righ...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Nasdaq stops all trading due to systems issue, plans to reopen in a limited capacity soon
Well, this is rather peculiar. The Nasdaq stock market -- the entire Nasdaq, which lists major tech firms such as Apple and Facebook -- has temporarily suspended all trading due to a technical issue. ...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Nasdaq stops all trading due to systems issue, plans to reopen in a limited capacity soon (updated)
Well, this is rather peculiar. The Nasdaq stock market -- the entire Nasdaq, which lists major tech firms such as Apple and Facebook -- has temporarily suspended all trading due to a technical issue. ...
05:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Nasdaq stops all trading due to systems issue, plans to reopen in a limited capacity soon (update: back online)
Well, this is rather peculiar. The Nasdaq stock market -- the entire Nasdaq, which lists major tech firms such as Apple and Facebook -- has temporarily suspended all trading due to a technical issue. ...
05:06 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget LG Enact launches on Verizon, keeps the flame alive for QWERTY slider phones
Verizon isn't just releasing its variant of the HTC One today -- it also has a treat for fans of the oft-neglected QWERTY slider smartphone. The carrier has just launched the once-rumored LG Enact, wh...
04:43 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Ford studies space robots to improve communication with connected cars
Ford has joined forces with Russia's Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University for a three-year research project aimed at improving vehicle connectivity, with inspiration coming from an unlikely source:...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 gets update to fix buggy multitouch
If you're one of the 2013 Nexus 7 users who's experienced some wonkiness with multitouch, this is (hopefully) your lucky day. Over on Google's product forums today, Mountain View staffer Paulw confirm...
04:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 gets update to fix buggy multitouch (update: and wonky GPS, too)
If you're one of the 2013 Nexus 7 users who's experienced some wonkiness with multitouch, this is (hopefully) your lucky day. Over on Google's product forums today, Mountain View staffer Paulw confirm...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Show us your old tech for a chance to win a trip to Expand NY!
On November 9th and 10th, Expand NY will bring you face to face with the future of tech -- but how did we arrive at a world where we're wearing computers on our faces? With your help, we'll be relivin...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget MakerBot Digitizer pre-orders open, shipping mid-October for $1,400
MakerBot tipped off some of its loyal fans last week by way of newsletter, but now the Digitzer's arrival is officially officially. The next piece of the Brooklyn company's ever-expanding 3D printing ...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Project Spark lets you build the game, add character with Kinect (eyes-on)
Here at Gamescom -- as you might expect -- you're gonna see a lot of games. Not all of them are finished, but even the beta versions come with complex worlds, and shiny new physics engines. Amongst al...
03:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Fraunhofer iPad app guides liver surgery through augmented reality
Liver surgery is more than a little dangerous -- with so many blood vessels, one wrong cut can lead to disaster. Fraunhofer MEVIS has just tested a new generation of augmented reality iPad app that co...
02:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget MSI AG2712A 27-inch gaming all-in-one hitting Europe this month
MSI showed off its Wind Top AG2712 back in March, and, being a 27-inch gaming all-in-one it is, the thing was hard to miss. The company's European wing is getting ready to launch the system this month...
02:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget DARPA's private internet and cloud for soldiers shows promise in the field
Sure, we hear about DARPA's robots all the time, but they're not the only things keeping the agency busy. Take CBMEN, for example -- a DARPA project that's goal is to create a private ad-hoc data netw...
01:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget CoreOS looks to fork Google's Chrome OS to help tame the web
Luckily, most of us don't have to think about the tangled infrastructure that keeps the internet ticking along. But, as profiled by Wired, that's the obsession of the crew at CoreOS, who are building ...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Here research brings map data to life (video)
Nokia Here collection vehicles aren't the only way the Finish giant is gathering data about our highways and city streets. The company's researchers are also using anonymous smartphone, PND and even C...
01:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Here collection vehicle v2.0 ride-along (video)
What do the Lumia 920, Surface Pro, Velodyne LIDAR, NovAtel GPS and Jetta TDI wagon all have in common? They're all essential parts of the next generation Nokia Here collection vehicle. When Here was ...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Xbox VP Phil Harrison: 'I hope we do have to deal with tens of thousands of games'
Microsoft Xbox corporate VP Phil Harrison isn't worried that making publishing open on Xbox One will flood the console's storefront with junk. In fact, he welcomes the impending flood. "I hope we have...
12:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Google applies for location-based security patent, locks down your phone on the go
Google's knack with location services helps us to get around, but hopefully, that same tech will serve to keep our devices safe in the future. Mountain View has applied to patent a system that modifie...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Piper melds home automation and security in a simple hub (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...
11:44 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Oppo teases N1 smartphone launch in September, promises backside touch
Oppo may have already confirmed the existence of its N-Lens series devices, but it's offering us a few more details through official teasers for the line's inaugural smartphone, the N1. While the post...
10:52 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget MediaPortal 1.5 enters pre-release; adds CableCARD, Windows 8.1 support
We're finally half way to MediaPortal 2.0, and while version 1.5's updates are more nuts and bolts than 1.3's flashy visual overhaul, they're important nonetheless. Now let's dig in, shall we? First u...
10:03 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Champagne iPhone 5S poses with current model in leaked group shot
Yes, new rumors about iPhone colors seems to come along every day now. But these images from Weekly Ascii in Japan show an intriguing look at the champagne version of the alleged iPhone 5S model alleg...
10:03 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Gold iPhone 5S poses with current model in leaked group shot
Yes, new rumors about iPhone colors seem to come along every day now. But these images from Weekly Ascii in Japan show an intriguing look at the champagne version of the alleged iPhone 5S model allege...
09:37 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift's Palmer Luckey and Nate Mitchell talk VR as a platform, the new Share program
Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One may be the big next-gen stars at this year's Gamescom, but Oculus Rift is here as well, continuing to draw our adoration with news of a developer portal c...
09:11 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Sony's Shuhei Yoshida takes a quick tour through the PS4 dashboard (video)
Just in case you missed it during Sony's Gamescom 2013 presentation (and our live coverage), the company kicked things off in a fresh way, letting the PlayStation 4 experience do all of the talking. N...
08:51 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign ends with over $19 million outstanding
When Canonical took to Indiegogo to crowdfund its Ubuntu Edge smartphone, the $32 million it sought seemed like an incredibly lofty goal. And, one that's now proven unattainable. Despite quickly selli...
08:33 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Mozilla previews new, cleaner Firefox for Android UI on Nightly build
Before you know it, you'll be enjoying a cleaner, shinier Firefox UI on Android -- but not before Mozilla gets the more adventurous to test it out. The brand-spanking new interface merges the Start Pa...
06:23 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Report: Google to develop automated driving system with Continental and IBM
Both Google and German auto supplier Continental made Nevada their high-tech vehicle testing grounds in 2012, but who'd have thought the companies might end up collaborating? According to German newsp...
05:27 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter-bound Zeus copy machine prints, scans and faxes 3D objects
As the god of gods, Zeus has a tremendous list of assets at his disposal. A 3D printer that can also scan and transmit objects, however, has until now been out of reach. AIO Robotics is gearing up to ...
04:56 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Vine for Android update brings mentions, autocompleting hashtags
Vine proved you can do a lot with six seconds of video, and thanks to its latest Android update you can do even more. Version 1.3.4 brings a couple of usability fixes to help the world see your valian...
04:16 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Google Now updated with car rentals, concert tickets and more
Traffic and weather updates are great, but Google Now never shines better than when you're on vacation. To that end, Mountain View has taught the feature a few new tricks, equipping it with cards for ...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Canon intros PowerShot G16, S120, SX170 IS, SX510 HS point-and-shoot cameras
Canon's got a handful of incremental updates to detail today, including a selection of PowerShot point-and-shoots. The G16 is the priciest of the bunch, ringing in at $550. This model, which is set to...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Canon appeals to internet socialites with PowerShot N Facebook camera
Facebook fanatics have a smartphone to call their own, and now they have a camera, too. Canon's PowerShot N, which first made its debut at CES, just scored a few (relatively minor) tweaks. The point-a...
03:19 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Bowflex Boost fitness band coming to market in September for $50
A little bird at the FCC just tipped us off to a low-cost fitness band that's about to hit the market known as the Bowflex Boost. Like competing devices, it promises to track one's daily activities, c...
02:51 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Smithsonian X-rays space suits, shows Savile Row's got nothin' on NASA
Give a national museum a 3D scanner and it'll archive its entire collection. Give it an X-ray machine though, and it'll show you the innards of a space suit. As part of its Suited for Space exhibit, t...
02:23 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile brings Simple Choice plans to business customers on August 26th
Coming August 26th, T-Mobile will make its Simple Choice plans available to business customers, effectively severing the tie between the cost of devices and mobile service. The pricing structure is ge...
01:38 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Google adds zoos to Street View, heroically avoids calling it 'Street Zoo'
Granted, the name "Street View" doesn't really apply like it used to, but who's going to argue with a feature like this? Google announced today that it's added imagery from zoos all over the world to ...
01:16 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 363 - 08.21.13
Excited about the new Tivo Roamio DVRs? Ben is, mainly because they're screamingly speedy and deliver out-of-home streaming. Aside from recapping his Roamio review, we also discuss the week's hottest ...
12:41 am -04 - Thu, August 22, 2013
Engadget OpenGlass gives Google Glass real-time augmented reality (video)
To some, Google Glass is nothing more than a notification machine, but there are others who see Glass as an AR headset waiting to happen. OpenGlass is among those looking to give Glass augmented reali...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget ESPN exec is willing to talk to Google, Sony, Intel about IPTV -- if they'll take bundles
For those who find sports is the string keeping them from cutting loose of traditional pay-TV services, ESPN president John Skipper's comments today are a bit of good news / bad news. Speaking to Bloo...
11:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget The Hot Watch is a smartwatch that makes calls, we go hands-on
By now you've all heard of the Pebble smartwatch, which became the most successful campaign in Kickstarter history after hitting its $100,000 fundraising goal in a mere two hours. But the Hot Watch is...
11:02 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget PSA: Verizon's Motorola Droid Mini begins shipping tomorrow, not August 29th
Product delays are often talked about (and judged) around the interwebs, and thus it's only fair to give a company credit when it plans to deliver something ahead of schedule. As such, those who pre-o...
10:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Gaming buyer's guide, PS4 launch games, Xbox One dashboard, and more!
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...
09:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget FABtotum 3D prints and scans, mills, takes one step closer to self-replication
Granted, the name's a bit of a groaner (and we now have pictures of Bukowski sitting in front of a CAD program in our heads), but this box is capable of a pretty impressive array of maker activities. ...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz's Force Feedback Racing Wheel for Xbox One: only straight ridahs need apply
With the next-generation Xbox and PlayStation nearing their release dates, third-party peripheral makers are now working full force to launch gaming products that can be used alongside the new console...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Box gets more generous, gives users 10GB of personal cloud storage
Box may not be the first company you think of when it comes to cloud storage, as it's largely focused on serving business needs. Still, while Box's bread and butter is the enterprise, the company does...
07:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget NSA collected up to 56,000 emails not connected to terrorism a year, blames error
We can't say as though we're particularly surprised to see such numbers, but, well, at least they're finally coming to light. According to The Washington Post, newly declassified court documents highl...
07:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook opens up embedded posts to everyone
Now that Facebook has let media outlets try their hand at embedded posts for a few weeks, it's opened up that door to the rest of us plebeians. Everyone, and yes we mean everyone, can now embed any pu...
06:44 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget IFTTT makes nice with Twitter, brings back tweet triggers and actions
When Twitter placed user caps on third-party clients last year, IFTTT was one of a few services that decided to halt tweet integration, lest it run up against that cap and have to figure out an altern...
06:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Wrapping up Gamescom 2013 with Engadget and Joystiq (video)
There are still a few more days of Gamescom 2013 coverage coming to you from both us and our sister site Joystiq, but we're out of the thick of it and almost into the public days. Those are the days w...
06:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Google Keep update adds location and timed reminders, improves photo attachment
Google's Keep still isn't quite as robust as competitors like Evernote, but an update rolling out today is narrowing the gap slightly. Mountain View is bringing both location- and time-based reminders...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget State of the PS Vita: Sony's portable gets a second lease on life
Consoles don't ever really come back from the dead, they just usually become niche. But the PlayStation Vita, Sony's redheaded portable stepchild, is currently having its Lazarus moment more than a ye...
05:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Archos 101 XS 2 tablet appears at the FCC, adds a rear camera
Archos said in its fiscal results that it would launch five devices at the IFA expo next month. Well, there's a chance you're looking at one of them right now. An Archos 101 XS 2 tablet has surfaced a...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Okkervil River's new online game brings spooky graveyards back to indie rock
Now here's how you sell a record in 2013: make it a video game. Will Sheff's already got the whole "writing great lyrics and producing outstanding records" thing down to a science, but let's face it, ...
04:24 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget SwissPen 3D printing pen brings 3Doodler competition well before launch
One's an anomaly, two's a trend, right? And certainly after 3Doodler managed to collect a staggering $2.3 million on Kickstarter (after a modest $30,000 goal), no one would be particularly surprised t...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Google reveals Field Trip app for Glass, puts recreational recommendations in your FOV
Perhaps you've been enjoying the fruits of Niantic Labs' endeavors on your handset since Field Trip's introduction on Android, and more recently, iOS. However, wouldn't it be nice to have those nifty ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: gaming
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today we're talking gaming gear. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month. Be sure to keep...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Google Play bests Nintendo and Sony handheld devices in mobile gamer purchases, gets cozy in second place
All of the attention on Android-powered mobile gaming has paid off: Google Play is now in second place behind iOS when it comes to mobile gamer spending. A report from IDC and App Annie that tallies u...
03:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Bing for Schools pilot begins, lets users earn tablets for classrooms
Now that back to school season is upon us, Microsoft has launched its promised Bing for Schools in a pilot phase. The test lets more than 800,000 K-12 students search Bing ad-free while receiving dail...
02:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Dino Pet: marine algae in a sauropod-shaped case that glow when irritated
Build a better Sea Monkey and the world will -- well, fund your Kickstarter campaign, hopefully. Dino Pet's certainly got a couple of things going for it: tiny glowing animals and dinosaurs. The pet's...
02:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Sony at Gamescom 2013: the story so far
Miss our liveblog of Sony's Gamescom press conference yesterday, or the wealth of news we've covered on all things PlayStation? Well, we forgive you. After all, there's a whole lot to digest. Now, cha...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Omate TrueSmart watch launches on Kickstarter, works with or without your smartphone
Yes, it's another crowdfunding campaign for a smartwatch. The latest competing for your backing dollars comes from upstart Omate, which has today launched its TrueSmart watch on Kickstarter. The hook ...
01:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One dashboard: what to expect
So, you want an Xbox One? Do you really want one though... like, really? How do you know? Maybe the interface is terrible. That's something you'll just have to ponder until you play one. Well, that's ...
01:39 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Streaming outfit Orb Networks acquired, winding down operations
Orb has long kept busy making its media streaming solutions compatible with everything from Android to the Wii, but now the business as we know it is trotting off into the sunset. Joe Costello, founde...
01:04 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Gameloft and Amiga Games to release 56 titles on Windows 8, WP8 before 2014
Sure, Microsoft's battle for next-gen supremacy starts in November, but those who lean on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for their gaming just got a little something to look forward to. Gameloft is rea...
12:35 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces another dual-screen flip-phone: the Galaxy Golden
Samsung clearly thinks the flip-phone is here to stay. After all, why else would it launch two new clamshells in a matter of weeks? Today, the tech giant debuted the Galaxy Golden, which is striking...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Netflix's new 'My List' replaces queues, lets users worldwide bookmark their favorites
Netflix's Watch Instantly streaming service in the US started with the same queue-based experience users were familiar with from its disc-by-mail rentals for bookmarking titles to watch later, but int...
11:44 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Verizon LG Enact leaks in press image, proves QWERTY sliders still exist
According to serial leak merchant @evleaks, the LG Enact is days away from making an official appearance on Verizon, a carrier that reckons there's still life in the 'ole keyboard-packed form factor, ...
11:14 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget LG exec: tablet, phablet, smartwatch and Firefox OS device coming soon
LG's mobile communications head in Bulgaria, Dimitar Valev, has laid out some of the company's key plans in an interview with Dnevnik.bg. For starters, he confirmed that the company will fire up its t...
10:46 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Escape for Google Glass brings casual gaming to explorers (hands-on)
You know what's not new? Android games. You know what is new? Games for Google Glass. There has been the odd attempt so far, but french-based game developer AMA is porting one of its bonafide titles o...
10:34 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget LG's 'V500' 9.8-inch tablet makes its presence known at the FCC
Whatever plans a company may have to keep its crown jewels a secret, the FCC's always here to spill the beans. LG's the latest to have its future intentions scuppered after documents revealed that the...
10:17 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Here are the PlayStation 4's 33 'launch window' games, from Knack to Minecraft
Between the PlayStation 4's November 15th launch at retail and December 31st, Sony claims 33 games will be available. That includes heavy hitters like Knack, Watch Dogs, Minecraft and Battlefield 4, a...
09:24 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 upgrades will run $10, says Activision
During its Gamescon 2013 event, Sony said that upgrades for Playstation 4 games would come at a "significantly discounted price," though it didn't offer any details or actual numbers. Now, Activision ...
08:47 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: General Motors to add wireless chargers on some 2014 car models
Smartphone wireless chargers are easier to find than ever, but built-in inductive systems for cars? Those we don't see often. According to Bloomberg, General Motors will incorporate wireless charging ...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget SwiftKey Cloud exits beta, available as free update in version 4.2
After nearly a month of beta testing, SwiftKey Cloud is now ready for the masses. Now in final form, the popular Android keyboard can backup and sync customizations across devices, and it can even lea...
07:11 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Vevo TV deal signed for Samsung, Apple TV platforms
Internet music video provider Vevo launched its linear channel on mobile devices, Xbox 360 and Roku back in March, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it may arrive on the PS3, Apple TV (directl...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget CCP's Oculus Rift demo becomes EVE: Valkyrie, space dogfighting due in 2014 (video)
We've been waiting for a proper Wing Commander successor for ages and it looks like EVE: Valkyrie could be it -- if you don't count Star Citizen, that is. What was originally demoed as EVR back at EVE...
05:58 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Google invites users to share their expertise over video Helpouts
Word broke in late July that Google might launch Helpouts -- a Hangout-based video platform where folks could charge for lending assistance over video -- in about a month's time. Like clockwork, Mount...
04:58 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Formlabs debuts Mac software for Form 1 high-res 3D printer, adds mesh repair
Somewhere out there a handful of Form 1 high-res 3D printer backers are jumping for joy now that Formlabs has launched a Mac version of its PreForm software. You might remember Form 1 as that project ...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget AT&T to bring LTE to 50 more markets by the end of 2013, Fargo citizens rejoice
American LTE rollouts by themselves are nothing special now that 4G covers large parts of the country. AT&T just gave us reason to take notice, however, with promises that it will bring LTE to 50 ...
03:55 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Zuckerberg's Internet.org plan includes more efficient apps, starting with Facebook
Facebook and several other companies announced the Internet.org initiative tonight to bring connectivity to 5 billion people, but how are Zuckerberg and friends going to do it? As laid out in the Face...
03:19 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook and others form Internet.org to foster global internet adoption (video)
Google's strategy for bringing internet access to underserved areas involves giant balloons, but Facebook's leans more on collaboration. The social network has founded Internet.org along with Ericsson...
02:49 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Google, NFL meeting reportedly includes Sunday Ticket discussions
In the least surprising news of the week, as DirecTV's rights to the vaunted NFL Sunday Ticket package come close to their 2014 expiration date, rumors of who else may bid for them are starting and Go...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget LG Display claims a world's first with 2,560 x 1,440 LCD for smartphones
Full HD displays? Eat your heart out, handset manufacturers. LG Display has just laid claim to the world's first Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) smartphone display, which also boasts the highest pixel density...
02:11 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget LG Display claims a world's first with 2,560 x 1,440 LCD for smartphones
Full HD displays? Eat your heart out, handset manufacturers. LG Display has just laid claim to the world's first Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) smartphone display, which also boasts the highest pixel density...
01:52 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Netflix adds The Weinstein Company to its 2016 pay-TV exclusivity roster
2016 is shaping up to be huge for Netflix. That's when the streaming juggernaut's Disney deal starts bearing fruit and it also marks the start of a multi-year pay-TV exclusivity agreement with The Wei...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget WSJ reports NSA spying capabilities cover up to 75 percent of US internet traffic
The question of how much contact the NSA has with internet traffic throughout the US is being raised again, this time by the Wall Street Journal. Yesterday The Atlantic took issue with the security ag...
12:36 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils AirTrack soundbar for 60-inch and larger TVs
Many soundbars are designed for small or mid-sized TV sets, where price and space are top priorities. Samsung is bucking that trend with its newly unveiled AirTrack HW-F850: its follow-up to the vacuu...
12:09 am -04 - Wed, August 21, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S III mini expected at AT&T, for reasons unknown
We can't say we're in love with Samsung's Galaxy S III mini, especially with a next-gen model already official. But if today's @evleaks post is to be believed, last year's not-so-brightest star in the...
11:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Instagram toughens brand guidelines to discourage lookalike services
Like many developers, Instagram defends itself against clone apps and other clear abuses of its image. However, the photo-focused social network is now cracking down on subtler variations of its brand...
11:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Motorola settles trademark dispute with Xoom Corp, will phase out tablet's name
Get a good lawyer and sometimes they'll tell you that your best hope is to settle a case, rather than participate in a courtroom brawl. That's exactly the route that Motorola Mobility is taking to res...
10:52 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Vine more than triples user base to 40 million, shrugs off Instagram competition
When Facebook launched Video on Instagram, some were quick to dig an early grave for Vine -- Twitter's video-only app was surely doomed, right? Wrong. Twitter just revealed that Vine now has over 40 m...
10:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: TiVo Roamio review, PS4 release date, Kinect in-depth hands-on, and more!
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 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Plantronics' $130 Rig gaming headset hones in on the mobile gaming crowd
We've known Plantronics to craft solid PC gaming headsets and now, separate from the GameCom series, its new Rig package aims to appease gamers on every platform. The stereo headset itself features a ...
09:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Armadillo-T micro electric car folds to fit into compact parking spaces (video)
The Armadillo-T is pretty petite as it is, but when it comes time to fit into tight parking spaces, the all-electric car can do even better. The four-wheel-drive compact, which integrates a design sim...
08:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook updates Android SDK with native sharing and improved Open Graph support
You might remember that Facebook delivered a major update to its iOS SDK in April that packed a ton of new features, including much stronger Open Graph integration. Now Android is finally being blesse...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Google Play Services 3.2 adds location-based features, easier GPlus sharing
Android developers keen on integrating more core OS functionality into their apps will be glad to know that the latest update to Google Play Services has arrived. Version 3.2 of the software offers a ...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony's DualShock 4 coming in 'Magma Red' and 'Wave Blue' at launch in Europe, North America to follow later
Colors! Who doesn't love colors, right? Well, if you were planning to snag a PlayStation 4, you'll be happy to hear that the console's DualShock 4 won't be available solely in black. As has been the c...
07:11 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Google+ Photos app now available for all Chromebooks, no longer limited to the Pixel
Aside from the super high-res display, the Pixel has also had something else other Chromebooks didn't: the Google+ Photos app. Starting today, however, Google's changing that and bringing the applicat...
06:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget YouTube 2.0 for iOS brings multitasking and playlist searching
Remember that YouTube app revamp which launched hours ago for Android users? It just reached iOS. The YouTube 2.0 update gives Apple device owners the same picture-in-picture video multitasking and pl...
06:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget iTunes Radio reportedly launching next month with audio ads every 15 minutes, video once an hour
This September, Apple's expected to flip the switch on iTunes Radio, the music service announced at WWDC in June. But how exactly will Cupertino fund its pricey new streaming venture? Ads, and lots of...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Chrome 29 brings more intelligent omnibox suggestions, while Android users nab WebRTC support
Those with a hearty level of respect for beta builds have been enjoying these spoils for weeks now, but Google has today seen fit to push Chrome 29 and a refreshed Chrome for Android out to rest of us...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Google to test Project Loon in California's Central Valley, begins taking participant applications
It's safe to say Google took the world by surprise when it introduced its Project Loon. But, some were disappointed that it was done so far away from home -- at least at first. Now, the company has an...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Minecraft coming to PS4
Talk about cryptic teasers: Sony has just announced that Minecraft is coming to the PS4 at launch. And... that's about it. There's no other details. Still, those who want to build blocky worlds on nex...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Minecraft coming to PS4 (update: PS3 and PS Vita, too)
Talk about cryptic teasers: Sony has just announced that Minecraft is coming to the PS4 at launch. And... that's about it. There's no other details. Still, those who want to build blocky worlds on nex...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 hitting shelves on November 15th in the US for $399, November 29th in Europe
There isn't much we don't know about the PlayStation 4 at this point. Sony has let the details slip out in drips and drabs, dragging out the mystery as long as possible. But now, the last remaining bl...
06:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 hitting shelves on November 15th in the US for $399, November 29th in Europe and Latin America
There isn't much we don't know about the PlayStation 4 at this point. Sony has let the details slip out in drips and drabs, dragging out the mystery as long as possible. But now, the last remaining bl...
06:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft and Sony Pictures team up to produce Watch Dogs movie
Gran Turismo's not the only game venturing into Hollywood, folks. Today at its Gamescom 2013 presser, Sony announced that it's teaming up with Ubisoft to produce a movie based upon the forthcoming nex...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony Music Unlimited gets quick controls and in-game playback on PS4
We knew that Sony's Music Unlimited would be available on the PlayStation 4 on day one. What we didn't know, was that the company would be bringing a number of much-requested features to the streaming...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony strikes broadband deals for PS4: Orange, T-Moblie, Virgin Media and more
Sony knows that high-speed internet access is vital to the PS4's success, but that level of service isn't always guaranteed in Europe. To solve this problem, the company is striking deals for PS4-frie...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony strikes broadband deals for PS4: Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media and more
Sony knows that high-speed internet access is vital to the PS4's success, but that level of service isn't always guaranteed in Europe. To solve this problem, the company is striking deals for PS4-frie...
06:11 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony strikes broadband deals for PS4: Orange, T-Mobile, Virgin Media and more (update: UK details)
Sony knows that high-speed internet access is vital to the PS4's success, but that level of service isn't always guaranteed in Europe. To solve this problem, the company is striking deals for PS4-frie...
06:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget The Playroom to be pre-installed on every PS4 at launch
We just got word that Sony's tech demo, The Playroom, will be pre-installed on every PS4 at launch. It's essentially a bundle of demonstrations designed to show off the DualShock 4, the PS4 Eye and of...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 adds Twitch as livestreaming partner, service 'likely' available at launch
I share, you share, we all share video game video -- or, at least, that's the promise of the rapidly encroaching next generation of consoles. With Twitch now officially joining Sony's PS4 as an additi...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: SparqEE CELLv1.0 opens up cell networks for Arduino and Raspberry Pi
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...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony lands key deals for PS4 and PS Vita indie games: Rogue Legacy, Hotline Miami 2 and more
Sony has long argued that the PS4 and PS Vita are indie-friendly consoles, and it's backing up words with deeds at Gamescom. The company has landed a PS4 exclusive for the console version of Rogue Le...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony drops PlayStation Vita price to $199, confirms Fez and other indie games are on the way
It's not just PS4 news from Sony at its Gamescom keynote today, the company has also just confirmed a big bit of PlayStation Vita news: it's dropping the MSRP to $199. That price goes into effect tomo...
05:28 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony makes Gran Turismo movie official, GT 6 game to land on December 6
Remember those rumors about Sony making a movie based upon the famed Gran Turismo racing games? Well, today at Gamescom 2013, Sony has officially announced that said film project is in the works. Unfo...
05:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Tesla crash tests prove Model S is the safest car on the road
The Tesla Model S' all-electric infrastructure is being credited with a heck of a lot more than top-notch energy efficiency. Because of the design, the vehicle lacks a large gasoline engine block up f...
04:53 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Sony PlayStation Gamescom 2013 liveblog!
While Microsoft continues to trip over itself in the lead up to Xbox One, Sony's PlayStation 4 message is staying on target and sailing straight into gamers' good graces. And, after an undisputed win ...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Watch Sony's Gamescom 2013 press conference right here at 1PM ET
Don't worry if you couldn't justify a flight to Cologne for Sony's Gamescom 2013 press conference -- the company is streaming its European media event for everyone. Will Sony provide final PlayStatio...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget MHL 3.0 promises double the bandwidth, 4K support
Oh, MHL 2.0, we hardly knew ye. The MHL Consortium, that Nokia / Samsung / Sony / Toshiba teamup behind the titular standard, has announced version 3.0, a specification that will be available for down...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless' REA20 range extender shipping on August 21st for $199 (video)
If your property stretches out more than 10,000 square feet, then you've probably already invested in one or more of Amped Wireless' long-range WiFi gear. If you haven't, however, then the company is ...
03:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Battlefield 4 beta launching in early October
Battlefield 4 has already gotten a bit of love at this year's Gamescom, being named as one of 23 Xbox One launch titles, but the shooter had even more time to shine as one of the titles that took cent...
03:09 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Start a FIFA 14 season on current-gen consoles and continue it easily on next-gen systems
During EA's press event at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, the outfit revealed that FIFA 14 seasons that start on current-gen systems will easily be transported over to next-gen consoles when they arrive th...
02:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget EA launches Boss Mode for 'Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare' on Xbox One (video)
On top of showing off the new graphics for the upcoming Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare blockbuster, EA has announced a Boss Mode at its Gamescon 2013 liveblog, exclusively for the Xbox One. A trai...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Verizon service coming to 36 NYC subway stations later this year
When it rains it pours -- and pouring rain only stops New York City's 100-year-old mass transit system some of the time. Following its fellow carriers underground, Verizon this morning let it be know ...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble founder abandons plan to buy back retail business
Barnes & Noble's "founder"* Leonard Riggio has conceded that his plans to rescue the firm have been iced. Thanks to those same SEC regulations that tipped us to his intentions, the company's major...
01:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget EA Gamescom 2013 liveblog!
As one of the big three third-party publishers working on next-gen games, Electronic Arts is understandably making a big push at its annual Gamescom press event. Per usual, we'll be on the ground brin...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Google Maps gets real time Waze reports on Android and iOS
I mean, we knew this was coming sooner or later. Still, it's nice to see a major teamup come out of that Google / Waze marriage that happened back in June (who doesn't love a summer wedding?). Google ...
12:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Groklaw closing in light of NSA spying revelations
After the closures of Lavabit and Silent Circle, we had wondered which online service would be next to wind down after Edward Snowden's PRISM revelations. Turns out that we're losing Groklaw, the tech...
12:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget EA's Origin store now allows downloaded games to be returned within a week
Gamers have been choking lately on some of the restrictive DRM for upcoming consoles and titles, but at least EA is offering some relief. It just announced that its Origin store now features the "grea...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Get your Electronic Arts and Sony PlayStation liveblogs here today, live from Germany
Haven't got your fill of all things next generation? Well, stay tuned because Gamescom 2013 promises to shed a little more light on the coming console war and we're bringing the news to you live. Whil...
12:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Notch explains decision to axe 0x10c, concentrate on 'smaller' games
When Marcus "Notch" Persson cancelled 0x10c, he laid the blame at the feet of a "weird creative block" that hampered his game development. In his blog, however, he has revealed that it was the sheer w...
12:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Let's take a deeper look at Xbox One's next-gen Kinect (video)
While Gamescom is still technically yet to begin, the Microsoft tanks have already arrived in Cologne. We've already been gifted with some details about new titles, but we also managed to get a little...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off motion and voice capture in Xbox One's Project Spark
Microsoft just flaunted some of Project Spark's gaming powers at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne: motion and voice capture. If you'll recall, the platform enables gamers to create their own digital spaces fo...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off next-gen Kinect motion and voice capture in Xbox One's Project Spark
Microsoft just flaunted some of Project Spark's gaming powers at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne: motion and voice capture. If you'll recall, the platform enables gamers to create their own digital spaces fo...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Garmin prepares for battle with sensor-packed VIRB action cam (hands-on)
There are more than enough action cams on the market, but that's not stopping Garmin from jumping head first into that saturated space. The GPS maker hopes to bring something fresh to the table with i...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Xbox One bundles in Europe include 'Call of Duty: Ghosts', free copy of 'FIFA 14'
If you're in one of the European Xbox One launch countries, Microsoft has just announced a couple of enticing bundles at GDC 2013. First off, Xbox and Activition/Infinity Ward are tag-teaming for a Ca...
10:13 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Xbox One launching with 23 games: Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs lead the charge
The Xbox One will have 23 games for you to play at launch this November. Everything from biggies like Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs to adorable little wonders like Peggle 2. There are also a smattering...
09:25 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Xbox One retail box won't act as a dev kit until some point post-launch
The Xbox One retail box will act as a dev kit, allowing developers and gamers alike to play in-progress code...but not at launch, apparently. That news comes from today's Microsoft event at Gamescom 2...
09:24 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft says Fable Legends, Fighter Within will arrive to Xbox One (video)
Microsoft is having its big GDC 2013 shindig at Cologne, and has just announced some new Xbox One game titles. Fable Legends, which our sister site Joystiq espied earlier will arrive to the new consol...
09:24 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Fable Legends, Kinect game Fighter Within headed to Xbox One (video)
Microsoft is having its big Gamescom 2013 shindig at Cologne, and just announced some new Xbox One game titles. Fable Legends, which our sister site Joystiq espied earlier, will arrive exclusively to ...
09:17 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft unveils 'Independent Developers @ Xbox,' a program for indie game publishing on Xbox One
Microsoft announced a new Xbox One program this morning titled "Independent Developers @ Xbox," an internal initiative aimed at speeding the game publishing process for independent developers on Xbox ...
09:06 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Augmented reality table lets you explore a book without opening it (video)
We've seen touch-friendly tables before, but they're rarely so slick as the Multi Surface Experience, a newly launched collaboration between design firm Gensler and ad agency The Hive. The installatio...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Logitech announces Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, Folio Protective Case for iPad mini
Logitech just can't stop making keyboard cases for iPad minis, and its third set in six months includes the new Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, which melds familiar elements -- water-repellant materials, Bl...
07:43 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget ASUS first to arrive with motherboard packing Intel's 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2
The ink is still fresh on Intel's formal blessing of Thunderbolt 2, and as promised, there's already a product on the market from perennial early bird ASUS. The Z87-Deluxe/Quad ATX is the first mother...
06:46 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Google+ gets Translate for foreign language posts, comments
While other Google products have lain fallow, the company has been tinkering with Translate quite a bit lately. Now, the search giant is "gradually" rolling out functionality to translate desktop Goog...
05:40 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Windows 8 found to skew benchmark results on overclocked hardware
Overclocking may yield impressive benchmark results, but it turns out scores from Windows 8 PCs may not be reliable. The management at overclocking community HWBOT has discovered that tests provide in...
04:47 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Amazon lets you upgrade select Xbox 360 games to Xbox One versions for $10
A week or so ago, Gamestop introduced a promotional campaign that would allow PowerUp members to upgrade certain Xbox 360 titles to their Xbox One equivalents for only $9.99. Well, Amazon must've thou...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget TiVo's new Roamio DVRs include six tuners and integrated out of home streaming
The dream of watching whatever we want, where ever we want, just got one step closer with the new "Roamio" DVR platform from TiVo. Also known as the Series 5, the Roamio family includes a revamped TiV...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget TiVo Roamio Plus review: TiVo's new DVRs are the company's best yet
It's been three and a half years since the last major TiVo release and while the company has offered some new features since -- via hardware revisions, software updates and accessories -- we're very e...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget TiVo's new Roamio DVRs include six tuners, streams your favorite TV anywhere
The dream of watching whatever we want, wherever we want, just got one step closer with the new "Roamio" DVR platform from TiVo. Also known as the Series 5, the Roamio family includes a revamped user ...
03:36 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Apple hires Nike FuelBand advisor Jay Blahnik
Apple clearly loves Nike when there's Nike+ support across many iPhones and iPods, but that affection appears to be growing even deeper. Both 9to5 Mac and AllThingsD report that fitness expert Jay Bla...
02:59 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget JPL's RoboSimian flexes its robot muscles, haunts your nightmares (video)
Not content on landing several rovers on the surface of Mars, NASA's JPL team's been working on more earthly projects. RoboSimian is an ape-like robot designed for search-and-rescue missions that's ex...
02:17 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod details Device Finder, promises a secure way to track lost phones
While there's no shortage of tools to find lost Android smartphones, they're not especially secure; it's theoretically easy to spy on a handset without consent. The CyanogenMod team may foil those wou...
12:55 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Wacom's Cintiq Companion tablets offer mobile pen display chops for Android and Windows 8 starting at $1499
Back in March, Wacom teased a standalone tablet for the graphics-minded set. In the meantime, the outfit released the Cintiq 13HD: a slate-size pen display that nailed down the compact end of its Cint...
12:54 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Wacom outs Intuos Creative Stylus with revamped Bamboo Paper app in tow for iPad sketching
If you're the type to digitally doodle on the slate that you already own rather opt for a professional-grade unit, Wacom just announced its latest accessory for doing just that. The Intuos Creative St...
12:25 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Visualized: F-35B fighter's vertical landing, in the dark (video)
The jury's still out on Lockheed Martin's F-35B fighter. The aircraft is expected to cost the US more than $1.5 trillion over its lifetime, and it's been described as being too heavy and too sluggish ...
12:06 am -04 - Tue, August 20, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM 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 8:45PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ah...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 19th - 25th)
Summer may not be officially over, but as preseason football rolls in, many of our warm-weather TV shows are heading out. While we wait for the next Grand Theft Auto epic, Saints Row IV arrives on con...
11:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra appears on the FCC bearing AT&T-compatible LTE
When we reviewed the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it was with the C6802, a HSPA+ model devoid of LTE bands. However, it seems that a speedy 4G version of the handset will arrive stateside soon, if this recent...
11:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra appears on the FCC with North American-friendly LTE
When we reviewed the Sony Xperia Z Ultra, it was with the C6802, a HSPA+ model devoid of LTE bands. However, it seems that a speedy 4G version of the handset will arrive stateside soon, if this recent...
11:05 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xperia Z Ultra review, Connecting Cape Town, Gamescom 2013, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget YouTube app for Android gets multitasking, playlist searches and a new UI
The YouTube app for Windows Phone may be having some troubles these days, but the Android version continues to get better and better. Today, YouTube rolled out a big update for users, with the headlin...
10:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget 3D Robotics launches Iris quadcopter, for pre-assembled drone action
3D Robotics has made it pretty clearly that it's all about the maker community. But what about those who can't tell their Arduino from a Raspberry Pi? The Chris Anderson-run company today announced th...
09:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Moto Maker 'signature' engraving to arrive after Moto X launch
If engraving a personalized Moto X with Moto Maker's "signature" feature was at the top of your to-do list, you'll have to put your plans on ice. Motorola's just told us that the custom inscribing wil...
09:08 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn launches University Pages, helps students learn more about colleges
LinkedIn has already branched out a bit with its own blogging and following features for select groups, and now the popular social networking site has introduced a tool geared towards students. Aptly ...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget GlassFrogger makes Glass wearers hop in real life to brave simulated streets
Google may keep a tight lid on Glass development, but that hasn't stopped coders at the Breaking Glass Hackathon from building some clever wearable apps. Take the event's winning entry, GlassFrogger, ...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget GlassFrogger makes Glass wearers hop in real life to brave simulated streets (update: code and video)
Google may keep a tight lid on Glass development, but that hasn't stopped coders at the Breaking Glass Hackathon from building some clever wearable apps. Take the event's winning entry, GlassFrogger, ...
07:54 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Kogan Mobile to wind down after wholesale provider ispONE goes bust
Virtual carriers are only as healthy as the companies that provide their services -- and Australia's Kogan Mobile is learning this the hard way. Its wholesale cellular partner ispONE has just entered ...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for August 19: PlayStation Vita, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga
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...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter adds related story links to embedded tweets, but won't say how they're curated
In a bid to cement itself as the definitive real-time news commentary engine of the modern universe, Twitter has (smartly) decided to add a bit of context to embedded tweets. Increasingly, blogs and n...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Germany recognizes Bitcoin as private money, makes it tax-free for personal use
So far, governments have had polarized reactions to Bitcoin: they either recognize it as a fully regulated currency or ban it outright. Germany, however, has just taken a more nuanced position. The co...
06:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Connecting Cape Town: Inside South Africa's TV white spaces experiment
In 2011, a United Nations commission came to a powerful conclusion: access to broadband internet is a basic human right, matched by the likes of housing, sustenance and healthcare. Arguments can be ma...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Skype for Outlook.com preview now available in the US
Americans waiting for the Skype for Outlook.com preview can stop twiddling their thumbs -- the test release is now available in the US, complementing existing access in Brazil, Canada, France, Germany...
05:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget IRL: Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight and the PowerPlant portable battery pack
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. Does our own...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra review: the best phone you'll probably never buy
More InfoSony Xperia Z Ultra hands-onSony Xperia Z reviewSamsung Galaxy Mega reviewWhat we're about to describe is the same kind of phenomenon we experienced with 5-inch phones in 2010. If you recall,...
05:29 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget The gold iPhone is a done deal, says AllThingsD
Go on, reject the notion. Work yourself into a tizzy. Then, grab an Orange Crush and a bag chair, 'cause you're going to need some serious support to handle the realization. The gold iPhone is coming,...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces 50-game Xbox One lineup, with more titles to come
Microsoft listed off a list of titles coming to Xbox One back at E3, but it's Gamescom time, folks, and that means we get to find out about quite a few more games coming to the console. As of August 1...
05:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift's John Carmack working on mobile SDK support first, coming soon
Ever since Oculus Rift hired Doom co-creator and legendary game designer John Carmack as Chief Technology Officer a few weeks back, he's been hard at work on the Rift's SDK. "John likes to do what he ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Jim Jannard steps down, hands the Red Camera reins to Jarred Land
With Red Camera's industry footing now quite solid, CEO Jim Jannard is relinquishing his position at the helm. Jarred Land, the company's president, will become the new face of Red. Jannard announced ...
04:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Tesco rumored to launch its own tablet, hopes you'll add one to the shopping list
Tesco's grown from supermarket heavyweight to digital content contender thanks to its paid Blinkbox TV / movie and music streaming services, Clubcard TV ad-supported video platform and in-development ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: HDTV
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today we're talking HDTV. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the month. Be sure to keep checking...
03:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget HTC One mini coming to AT&T August 23rd for $100 on contract
If you've been hoping to snag an HTC One mini since we first laid our eyes (and hands) upon the 4.3-inch device, now's your chance to do it... provided you're an AT&T customer or have no qualms wi...
03:33 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble posts Nook Video apps for Android, iOS and Roku
Now that Barnes & Noble is backing away from producing its own Nook tablets, it has less incentive to keep Nook Video as an exclusive. Accordingly, it's opening things up by launching Nook Video a...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget What to expect when you're expecting Gamescom 2013
Gamescom 2013: the year that games strike back? Okay, maybe not, but this is a huge year for the world's biggest game show -- to the tune of 250,000 attendees in the days the event is open to the publ...
02:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Find and share the best Oculus Rift games on Oculus Share, now in beta
Oculus Rift is a pretty incredible little peripheral, enabling intense and thrilling virtual reality interaction with a variety of PC games. While the device is still in developer kit form, though, fi...
02:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Wii U now allows eShop purchases from within indie games and ported apps
Nintendo first shared details of its Wii U Web Framework at GDC in March, which it hoped would encourage more apps and games to be ported over, and facilitate quicker Wii U game prototyping. Fast-forw...
02:36 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget What Age of Empires Online says about Steam's impact on free-to-play games
Microsoft's attempt to reinvigorate its aging Age of Empires game franchise most recently resulted in a free-to-play game distributed on the company's (now shuttered) Games for Windows Live service. T...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Oppo R819 hands-on (video)
Oppo smartphones may have a good reach in China, but it's a name that most people in the Western Hemisphere haven't heard of. As many other OEMs from the area, the manufacturer is hoping to reverse th...
01:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega hitting AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular this month
Duck and cover -- Samsung announced this morning that its latest monster handset, the Galaxy Mega, will be arriving on our shores this month. The 6.3-inch monolith will be coming to AT&T, Sprint a...
01:42 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega hitting AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular this month (updated)
Duck and cover -- Samsung announced this morning that its latest monster handset, the Galaxy Mega, will be arriving on our shores this month. The 6.3-inch monolith will be coming to AT&T, Sprint a...
01:03 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter nabs former Google media ad sales chief to push TV and movie expansion
Considering how many people use Twitter to channel their inner Mike Nelson, it's no surprise to see the social network pushing to cozy up to Hollywood. That's why the company has poached Jennifer Prin...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Oppo's 4.7-inch R819 arrives with svelte 7.3mm profile, stock Android option
Oppo has just announced the R819, a 4.7-inch smartphone that's likely to have high appeal to lovers of stock Android. The Chinese firm will release the handset with its Oppo Color ROM, but users will ...
12:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Oppo's 4.7-inch R819 arrives with svelte 7.3mm profile, stock Android option (updated)
Oppo has just announced the R819, a 4.7-inch smartphone that's likely to have high appeal to lovers of stock Android. The Chinese firm will release the handset with its Oppo Color ROM, but users will ...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget 12GB PlayStation 3 now available at Sony's US online store for $200
After some observant readers spotted it at Walmart and Future Shop in Canada, Sony's flash-based 12GB PlayStation 3 has turned up at its US online store. Originally slated for Europe and Hong Kong onl...
10:19 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Tag closing on August 19th 2015, reminds us all crappy things must end
You know how QR Codes still aren't really a thing? Just imagine how popular Microsoft's proprietary alternative to the format has been. In a letter to its users, Redmond has conceded that Microsoft Ta...
09:17 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Minecraft creator scraps '0x10c' spaceship game, but fans run with concept
After suffering a "creative block" with development of his 0x10c project, Markus "Notch" Persson has definitively killed the idea, saying he has "no future aspirations" for it. The keenly anticipated ...
08:35 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget We're live from Gamescom 2013!
Gamescom is once more upon us, and a quartet of Engadget's finest are here in Cologne, Germany to cover all the major game happenings live from the (enormous) show floor at the Koelnmesse. We'll be at...
07:49 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Beats Electronics looking to end HTC partnership
Whatever you feel about Beats' audio, you can't help but think that the company's partnership with HTC hasn't really worked out. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Dr. Dre and Co. are planning ...
06:42 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Com Hem launches TiVo IPTV test, asks participants to blog their experience
Been wondering what it would be like to watch the tube through an IPTV box? Brush up on your Swedish: Com Hem is having its TiVo IPTV testers blog about it. The Stockholm-based TV provider dished out ...
05:06 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget KT Skylife plans to trial 4K satellite TV service in 2014
Satellite TV in Ultra HD quality is no longer just a dream: following a successful test broadcast this week, KT Skylife has unveiled a roadmap for offering 4K TV to its subscribers. The Korean provide...
02:56 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget How would you change LG's Optimus L7?
When we reviewed LG's Optimus L7, we compared it to BMW's 328i, saying that it was pitched as an entry-level car that could satisfy power-hungry buyers -- but really, that was very unfair on the vehic...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, August 19, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 12th, 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, August 18, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Smartphone buyer's guide, Hyperloop, Windows 8.1 release date, and more!
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, August 18, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Windows ReTreat
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Today's hottest and best-selling tablets and smartphones have one thing in common: they are powered by ARM processors. ...
09:47 pm -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget AirCast for Android sends local or cloud videos to Chromecast, test it out now
ClockworkMod dev Koushik Dutta has teased us with a few interesting ways to get our own media streaming on Chromecast, but now he's actually releasing one to the public. AirCast runs on your Android d...
06:53 pm -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Ceton ships InfiniTV 6 PCIe tuner, crams six HD channels into a home theater PC
Ceton vowed that it would release a PCI Express equivalent of its InfiniTV 6 ETH box, and it's delivering on that promise (if belatedly) by shipping the InfiniTV 6 PCIe. The adapter still lets Windows...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget BLU Life View hands-on
Looking for a smartphone with a large display, decent specs and a price tag just shy of $300 unlocked and contract-free? It's not an easy thing to find here in the US of A, but that doesn't mean it's ...
04:09 pm -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight gets another $20 price drop, undercuts competition
Looking for a new e-reader? Barnes & Noble is trying to get your attention. The bookseller has knocked a solid $20 off the price of its Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight reader, underselling its co...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'practical' jetpack, self-healing solar cell and lab-grown heart tissue
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.Tesla CEO Elon Musk wowed the tech and business worlds this...
12:15 pm -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Epson dangles $1,000 bounty to attract augmented reality apps
Epson's Moverio BT-100 is one of the more hackable headsets thanks to its Android control box, but few developers have given it a good look. The company may have an incentive for those coders -- it's ...
10:28 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Homebrew Kinect app steers Chromecast streams through gestures (video)
Chromecast may deliver on promises of sending wire-free video to TVs, but it's not hands-free -- or at least, it wasn't. Leon Nicholls has unveiled a homemade Kinect app for the desktop that gives hi...
10:28 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Homebrew Kinect app steers Chromecast streams through gestures (update: source code)
Chromecast may deliver on promises of sending wire-free video to TVs, but it's not hands-free -- or at least, it wasn't. Leon Nicholls has unveiled a homemade Kinect app for the desktop that gives hi...
08:37 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft axing Zune Marketplace rentals and sales, recommends Xbox Video and Music
Coinciding with the impending abandonment of Microsoft Points, the ability to rent and purchase media from Zune Marketplace will also be hitting retirement come August 22nd. A recently-posted FAQ on t...
06:17 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft explains Outlook.com outage, provides long-term fixes
It may have taken three days, but Microsoft has officially resolved its Outlook.com outage -- and it has both explanations and long-term solutions for affected email users. Trouble began with the fail...
04:23 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Honda teases upcoming NSX with Concept-GT hybrid race car
Honda's got a lot of riding on the upcoming 2015 NSX hybrid (which will be sold in the US as an Acura). When it launched in 1990, the iconic first generation NSX took the sports car market by storm wi...
02:21 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best fitness accessory?
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 Michelle, who's worried about the lumbe...
01:35 am -04 - Sun, August 18, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 12th, 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 leaks of a smartphone that tips the scales with a 6-inch...
11:33 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Mega 6.3 press render surfaces with navy blue body, AT&T branding
Courtesy of the ever-reliable @evleaks, it appears the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is indeed coming to AT&T. A purported press render shows the device colored in a navy blue plaid with the carrier's globe log...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 8.17.13: Fukushima's permafrost plan, the rodent afterlife and quantum teleportation
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Two years on, the Fukushima nuclear meltdown is still causing problems, and the Japanese government is l...
08:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Epson dangles $1,000 bounty to attract augmented reality apps
Epson's Moverio BT-100 is one of the more hackable headsets thanks to its Android control box, but few developers have given it a good look. The company may have an incentive for those coders -- it's ...
07:45 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget GPU replacement program announced for 2011 iMacs, Apple to offer refunds for previous service
Remember the 2011 iMac's HDD replacement program? It seems like the machine thought it was time for an encore. Apple recently announced that 27-inch iMacs sold between May 2011 and October 2012 may be...
05:37 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 187 - 08.17.13
This week's episode begins with Myriam and Brad singing a Rick Astley tune -- yeah, you've been warned. Stream it below to catch their extended thoughts on the Moto X, Xperia Z Ultra, Lumia Amber upda...
05:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 187 - 08.17.13
This week's episode begins with Myriam and Brad singing a Rick Astley tune -- yeah, you've been warned. Stream it below to catch their extended thoughts on the Moto X, Xperia Z Ultra, Lumia Amber upda...
05:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 187 - 08.17.13
This week's episode begins with Myriam and Brad singing a Rick Astley tune -- yeah, you've been warned. Stream it below to catch their extended thoughts on the Moto X, Xperia Z Ultra, Lumia Amber upda...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Meta and Steve Mann want to mediate your reality for $667
"Demo or die." That's the unofficial motto of Meta and it's a bedrock principle espoused by Raymond Lo, the company's CTO. Lo spent a decade under the tutelage of Professor Steve Mann (known to many a...
02:10 pm -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget PSA: ZTE Open Firefox phone now available on eBay in the US and UK
The Spanish had first dibs on ZTE's Open smartphone, but earlier this month we were told Americans and Brits would eventually be able to buy the Firefox OS device through ZTE's local eBay storefronts....
11:24 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Moto X to launch early at Rogers stores, but only in 'limited quantities'
Canadians frequently wait longer for new technology than their American counterparts, but they're catching a break today. Following a MobileSyrup leak, Rogers has confirmed to Engadget that some of it...
08:19 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget ICANN kills Google's dotless domain search dreams
We'd like to imagine that somewhere in Mountain View, a group of high-level tech execs are giving ICANN the stink eye. After all, the organization has recently passed a resolution that prohibits dotle...
04:39 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus Pro leaks in white for AT&T
Seems that one of the better smartphone values on the market today is about to reintroduce itself to AT&T's customers, as @evleaks has just tipped the LG Optimus Pro in white. Up until this point,...
04:39 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus G Pro leaks in white for AT&T
Seems that one of the better smartphone values on the market today is about to reintroduce itself to AT&T's customers, as @evleaks has just tipped the LG Optimus G Pro in white. Up until this poin...
03:51 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition stays in the air longer, lands in the US this month
We'll say this about the AR.Drone's battery life up to now: it always seemed perfectly suited to our short attention spans. For those able to focus on flying objects a bit longer, however, there's the...
03:03 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 356 - 08.16.13
Above: Terrence O'Brien wearing a disguise comprised of a fake beard and aviators. Below: The streamable explanation. This is the Engadget Podcast.Hosts: Brian Heater, Terrence O'Brien, Peter RojasPro...
01:49 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Fresh Paint updated to support lower-tier Windows Phone 8 devices
If you're one of many Windows Phone 8 users who downloaded the Fresh Paint app when it arrived on mobile devices a few weeks ago, you might've been disappointed to find it wouldn't run on certain devi...
12:17 am -04 - Sat, August 17, 2013
Engadget Twitter sets new tweets per second record, explains why 143k simultaneous updates didn't make it stutter
Remember the last time you saw the infamous Twitter fail whale? With any luck, it's been a while -- the microblogging outfit is boasting that it withstood a one-second peak of 143,199 Tweets earlier t...
11:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Google+ for iOS adds Drive integration, replaces Messenger with Hangouts
A mere couple of days after the latest version of Google+ arrived for Android, iOS users are finally getting a taste of it as well courtesy of today's version 4.5 release. The latest update brings a n...
11:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Laptop buyer's guide, Apple's gold-colored iPhone, Withings Pulse review, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:17 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: NVIDIA's Shield, Samsung's S4 mini, and camping tech
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...
09:16 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Manual leaks for Sony's QX10 and QX100 lens cameras, fills in more pieces of the puzzle
We'll admit to being puzzled by Sony's recently uncovered QX10 and QX100 lens cameras -- how do they work? Thankfully, SonyAlphaRumors has answered some of our questions with a leaked user manual. Bot...
08:35 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Is Hyperloop loopy, or the future of public transportation?
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.If you can say one thing about Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Tesla Motors, it's that he thinks big...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Stack printer concept ditches the tray, eats columns of paper instead
Let's face it: even clever 2D printers aren't usually fun to watch. Mugi Yamamoto's Stack concept livens things up a bit, however. Instead of relying on a tray, the printer swallows paper from a colum...
07:29 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Lamassu's Bitcoin ATM up for pre-order, coming soon to an early adopting liquor store near you
Granted, it's not exactly a traditional ATM -- for one thing, you feed cash in. It's not exactly a vending machine either -- there are no candy bars here, just a transfer of funds to your account. Lam...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Mariella Moon
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Mariella Moon.I used to ca...
06:14 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget ASUS VivoBook X102BA leaks with 10.1-inch screen and Win 8, reportedly launching next month
Families are all about growing -- an honest case of "the more, the merrier," if you will. Now, according to our friends over at SweClockers, ASUS is getting ready to make its own Vivo family a little ...
05:53 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget HDBaseT 2.0 spec makes the all-in-one home theater cable better, cheaper
We haven't checked on the HDBaseT Alliance in a few years, but now its 5-in-1 Ethernet cable spec is getting a second revision. HDBaseT already crams virtually any HD source and signal -- and power! -...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Photos of reported gold-colored iPhone 5S surface
Tired of Apple offering iPhones solely in black or white? If photos obtained by MacBoutic are accurate, you'll get some variety soon... and some bling, for that matter. The repair shop's images report...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Hip-hop artist and producer Black Milk on Shazam, smartphone tasking and wireless technology
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In the latest installment of our collection of queries, hip-...
04:43 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Google gives the gift of server-side encryption for Cloud Storage
There's little doubt Google knows a thing or two when it comes to encrypting its own data, and now the company's kindly sharing some of that cryptographical love. Starting now, data uploaded to the Cl...
04:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget's iPhone app has been completely rebuilt, and it's available to download now!
We've heard you, and we agree -- our iPhone app has needed a re-envisioning, and we're thrilled to announce that the fruits of a lot of behind-the-scenes labor can now be seen in the App Store. Engadg...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: laptops
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we've got a wide array of laptop recommendations. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the ...
03:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Leaked NSA audit shows privacy violations in cellular and fiber optic surveillance
The NSA insists that it respects American privacy, but documents leaked by Edward Snowden to the Washington Post suggest that the agency has trouble maintaining that respect. A May 2012 audit, buried ...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Withings Pulse review
Let's face it: the quantified-self movement is all about strapping gadgets to your body and letting them tell you things that you already know. Aside from marathon-running gym worshippers, we're all k...
02:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget CIA documents tip Area 51 as Cold War surveillance site, definitely not an alien cover up
span.redacted { color: black; background-color: black;}The truth, as a great man once said, is out there. It's just not 125 miles northwest of Vegas. And while no one's denying the seemingly great po...
02:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Verizon's HTC One starts shipping on August 22nd for $199 on contract
For those attached -- willingly or otherwise -- to Verizon, your time to snag an HTC One has come. Well, almost. The universally-hailed Android phone is headed to VZW's LTE airwaves on August 22nd, wi...
01:56 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T to stock Moto X on August 23rd, offer in-store look at Moto Maker possibilities
Hankering for a new Moto X, are you? If you're an AT&T loyalist (or just can't figure out a way to slip out of your contract), the carrier has just published its launch details surrounding the mos...
01:35 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 103: Inside South Africa's TV white spaces experiment
In Africa, only 15.6 percent of residents have an internet connection and that figure clocks in below half of the global average. Google, Carlson Wireless and several other outfits are teaming up to e...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Building a Moto X with Moto Maker (hands-on video)
We had a walkthrough with Motorola's dedicated Moto X assembly site during the company's launch event earlier this month, but we've since had a chance to log on and build our own device, selecting fro...
01:26 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Moto X Skip NFC smartphone key official, ships free with Moto Maker orders
Skip for Moto X surfaced on Motorola's site briefly yesterday, giving us some insight into the company's new PIN-free unlocking tool before the $20 product was pulled. Today, though, Google's smartpho...
01:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to stop selling PC games on Xbox.com on August 22nd
If Microsoft hiring a former Valve employee wasn't proof enough that it's looking to overhaul the Windows gaming experience, it's now announced that PC titles will be dropped from the Xbox.com store c...
12:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung smartwatch may start ticking as early as September
We know it's been trademarked and patented and hyped in general, but now we also have a tentative launch date for Samsung's anticipated smartwatch. A report by Bloomberg, attributed to two unnamed sou...
11:46 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget British canal boaters, welcome to Google Street View
In the same way that you can't really call The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy a trilogy any more, Google's once again stretching the definition of a street. The company has loaned out one of its back...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Houston Texans' new HD scoreboard is even wider than the Cowboys'
Everyone at the August 17th NFL preseason game in Houston's Reliant Stadium will be treated to humongous images of sweaty athletes, thanks to the venue's monstrous scoreboard. According to Reliant's o...
09:47 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu Edge raises record-breaking $10 million, enters Guinness Book of Almost
$10,311,220. It isn't sufficient to greenlight Canonical's innovative hybrid smartphone, but it is just enough to beat the sum raised by the Pebble smartwatch and thereby steal the crowdfunding record...
08:57 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Benchmarks hint at Snapdragon-based Kindle Fire HD with 2,560 x 1,600 display
While benchmark leaks can be wobbly info-stones to tread upon, the arrival of some purported Kindle Fire HD scores could be the first steps toward a timely refresh. The results in question refer to a ...
07:25 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Syfy Now app streams full episodes to iOS today, Android next month
The Syfy for iPhone app is relaunching as SyFy Now, while the old Syfy app for iPad is reborn as Syfy Sync, dedicated solely to the network's second screen ambitions. Why the changes? Now is all about...
05:22 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Fox Sports 1 comes to 'all major distributors' Saturday, mobile app on hold
Saturday morning at 6AM Speed TV turns out the lights for the last time as Fox replaces it with a new 24-hour sports channel: Fox Sports 1 (FYI: Fuel TV will become Fox Sports 2, and FXX launches Sept...
04:30 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1AM ET!
You're laying in your bed in the middle of the night, trying to fall asleep. Restless, you check your phone or tablet of choice and pull up Engadget's app. What's this? A mobile podcast to keep your m...
03:27 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Audi's LTE S3 Sportback at European dealers now, 4G A3 hits US next spring
We knew Audi's 4G-enabled rides were coming, but not exactly when. That changes now, as the company has announced that the S3 Sportback is hitting dealer lots in Europe starting today. Us Yanks will h...
02:50 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget LG G2 coming to six major Canadian carriers this fall
LG was unsurprisingly silent regarding a Canadian launch for the G2 at its New York City event, but it's making up for that today with initial release details for the country. As in the US, LG plans ...
02:23 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget MakerBot and Stratasys merger now official, promises 'full speed ahead' on 3D printing
Just a couple of months after Stratasys announced it would be acquiring 3D printing firm MakerBot, their marriage is now officially complete. Following the terms of the merger, the Israeli 3D printer ...
01:54 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget NASA halts efforts to repair Kepler space telescope
It's had a good run, but it seems like NASA's Kepler telescope is down for the count -- the space agency says it has stopped repair efforts. The 0.95 meter diameter space telescope launched four years...
01:25 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Motorola to release $20 Skip, an NFC accessory that unlocks Moto X with a tap
With the release of a flagship phone comes a barrage of accessories, and every once in a while, it's something new you're not quite sure you need. Take, for example, the Moto Skip -- an NFC-based tag ...
12:33 am -04 - Fri, August 16, 2013
Engadget Apple iOS 7 beta 6 now available as OTA update
And just like that, iOS 7 beta 5 is no longer the freshest version of Apple's upcoming mobile OS. Today, the Cupertino firm unleashed beta 6 to the world, which is available as an OTA update to curren...
11:51 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto Online launches October 1st with MMO-like elements (video)
For some, Grand Theft Auto 4's multiplayer mode was a promise unfulfilled -- it had the open environment of a massively multiplayer online game, but none of the genre's persistent content. Rockstar is...
11:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: E-Reader buyer's guide, Google blocks Microsoft's YouTube app, Amber update arrives on Lumia devices, and more!
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...
10:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Hyperloop, we can do this
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.So Elon Musk revealed his vision to build a roller coaster between L...
09:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Sony looking to launch online cable competitor, in talks with Viacom, Disney
Sony's reportedly made some headway on a solution that may well convince a number of subscribers to cut their cable cords once and for all. According to The Wall Street Journal's usual gang of anonymo...
09:10 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Google's Hangout Comedy Club measures your laughs for Comic Relief (video)
Whether or not you believe that laughter is the best medicine, it should do some genuine good at Google's just-launched Hangout Comedy Club. The multi-day event is raising funds for Comic Relief by me...
08:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Apple revises App Store guidelines on children and gambling apps
Developer guidelines for getting into Apple's good graces have never been static, but today's update to the App Review Guidelines revealed a few more notable changes than usual. Specifically, the folk...
08:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Toolbar gets a redesign, reminding us to weep for toolbar users
Let's get this straight. Yahoo can afford to kill a dozen products at once, but the Yahoo Toolbar -- a relic from the days when only birds Twittered -- just got a full makeover? Go figure. At least th...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget WatchESPN update for iOS adds Live Toolbar with highlights, guide and scores
No matter how engrossed you are in a live sports stream, there's a good chance that you'll want a quick peek at other events. Thanks to an update to WatchESPN for iOS, that's a simple matter. iPad own...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Don't miss LeVar Burton, Ben Heck, Adafruit and Planetary Resources at Expand NY!
We're getting more and more excited watching the Expand NY agenda come together. We've already announced our first set of speakers (by which we mean people on stage, not those kind of speakers) includ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Oh, how we've missed you. It's been just about seven days since the last time we did one of these things, so it's time to dust off the old mics and put the fake beard on the Angry Bird. Come play alon...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget VeriFone's Way2ride app lets New Yorkers pay for a cab by tapping their phone, sans NFC
VeriFone this week launched a new service for NYC taxi passengers, letting customers pay for a cab by tapping any compatible smartphone. Way2ride utilizes Zoosh ultrasound technology, enabling secure ...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Every Goosebumps episode ever is now streaming on Netflix
Now you know you're subscribing to that ish.Filed under: Home EntertainmentCommentsSource: Scholastic...
05:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Nokia Amber update arriving on Lumia devices: camera improvements, Glance Screen, and plenty more
Those unofficial Amber ROMs you (briefly) considered toying with 10 days ago? History. Nokia has just announced that the honest-to-goodness, ready-for-consumption Amber code has been approved, and Lum...
05:56 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Nokia Amber update arriving on Lumia devices: camera improvements, Glance Screen, and plenty more (updated)
Those unofficial Amber ROMs you (briefly) considered toying with 10 days ago? History. Nokia has just announced that the honest-to-goodness, ready-for-consumption Amber code has been approved, and Lum...
05:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Acer's new LED monitors: 27- and 29-inch flavors, up to WQHD resolutions
As much as we lust after 4K monitors, we need all that cash for, you know, boring stuff like rent and food. For now, we'll make do with screens that are a little lighter on the wallet, and today Acer ...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Google blocks Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app... again
Everyone was understandably excited when Windows Phone got its own native YouTube app. That is, until Google decided it violated the terms of service by blocking advertisements and promptly asked Micr...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Google blocks Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app... again (updated)
Everyone was understandably excited when Windows Phone got its own native YouTube app. That is, until Google decided it violated the terms of service by blocking advertisements and promptly asked Micr...
05:04 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Peek app brings eye exams to the developing world, no attachment required
Traffic apps and email clients are all well and good, but there are few things that really highlight the world-changing potential of the smartphone as well as medical applications. People delivering a...
04:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Twitter is testing a timeline box for nearby events, too
Remember how Twitter is quietly testing timeline boxes that show trending TV shows? That's not a one-off experiment: TechCrunch has also discovered a similar test for live events happening nearby. I...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 to ship with Skype pre-installed
We already suspected that Windows and Skype were going to get particularly cozy after Microsoft phased out Messenger, but it's now official: Windows 8.1 will ship with Skype pre-installed. Those who h...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: e-readers
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're taking a look at your best e-reader options. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the...
03:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's redesigned Weather app reaches Android
Yahoo showed that forecasts could be beautiful when it launched a redesigned Yahoo Weather app for iOS users in April; now, it's bringing those good looks to Android users. The updated Yahoo Weather c...
03:27 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget LG and Showtime join forces to help you contextualize 'Dexter,' 'Ray Donovan'
Oh, engagement, that ever-important holy grail of TV watching. How does a network like Showtime cut through the noise distracting viewers sitting in front of the tube? The cable channel's already offe...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Razer announces the $79 Tartarus, a more affordable gaming keypad
Most PC gamers are content to game on the standard QWERTY keyboard layout, but a select few prefer a special niche peripheral: the keypad. Razer's been building these single-hand keyboards since it he...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget MapMyFitness improves Jawbone UP integration, adds Nike FuelBand support
There are almost as many ways to monitor your fitness these days, as there are ways to get fit. While most hardware trackers come with their own solution to present your (hard-earned) data, some users...
01:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Sprint launching exclusive 'glamor red' HTC One on August 16th for $199
Sprint customers looking for a handset with panache may be happy to learn that the network is offering the "glamor red" version of the HTC One as a carrier exclusive. Launching tomorrow, August 16th, ...
01:29 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Verizon shelves Wind and Mobilicity acquisitions, ponders Canada's 700MHz auction
Verizon's insatiable appetite for spectrum is legendary. The company's most recently been eyeing Canada's valuable 700MHz airwaves and even shown interest in acquiring troubled carriers Wind Mobile an...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook to trial PayPal-style mobile payment system
We've had the chance to rent movies and otherwise purchase content through Facebook; wouldn't it make sense if we could sign in to Facebook to buy goods elsewhere? The social network certainly thinks ...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook to trial PayPal-style mobile payment system (update: more details)
We've had the chance to rent movies and otherwise purchase content through Facebook; wouldn't it make sense if we could sign in to Facebook to buy goods elsewhere? The social network certainly thinks ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Plants vs. Zombies 2 launches worldwide on iOS, offers true free-to-play gaming
If you didn't get early access to Plants vs. Zombies 2 on iOS, now's your chance to play -- PopCap's backyard defense game has just launched worldwide on the App Store. The time travel-themed sequel s...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Philips wins award for as yet unannounced 65-inch 4K TV
How do we know that Philips will unveil a 65-inch 4K television at IFA on September 5th? Because that same, unannounced device has just won the European Ultra HD TV of 2013-14 award. The self-congratu...
12:09 pm -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Verizon claims its LG G2 variant comes with exclusive wireless charging
LG launched the G2 without any mention of wireless charging, but Verizon seems to have scooped that feature for its own variant of the handset. On its sign-up sheet, Big Red is claiming that the CDMA ...
11:48 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget BBC launches CBeebies Playtime app for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire (video)
Wish the munchkins would be quiet while you read your favorite gadget website? The BBC feels your pain, and has released the CBeebies Playtime app to help keep 'em entertained and learning while you'r...
11:33 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget BT Sports now available on Virgin TV: free for some, 15 per month for others
BT is swiftly becoming a sports broadcasting force in the UK after acquiring ESPN UK and Ireland in February, then launching two of its own channels at the beginning of August. It's now found a teamma...
10:52 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Promo material suggests Sony Honami smartphone may shoot 4K video
Alright, we admittedly don't know a great deal about the provenance of the slide above. It was first picked up on Chinese social networking site Weibo, but the original post seems to have been deleted...
09:57 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly funding Blake's 7 remake for Xbox Live TV content push
According to the Financial Times, Britain's other blockbuster sci-fi series may finally be remade, thanks to Microsoft's growing interest in television. Blake's 7, the Terry Nation-created show about ...
09:23 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Audi teases 700HP hybrid Quattro Sport e-Tron Concept, A8 Matrix LED lighting
We're still a few weeks out from this year's Frankfurt Motor Show, but that hasn't stopped Audi from showing off concept sketches of its hybrid supercar, the Quattro Sport E-Tron. According to Autoblo...
08:32 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Researchers develop energy saving smart window that filters out heat and / or light
In the heat of summer, either you open the windows and crank up the AC, or pull down the blinds and stumble around in the gloom. At least, that was the case. A team at the Lawrence Berkeley National L...
07:16 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Kinect app that turns any surface into a touchscreen now available, starts at $149
With several companies developing technologies that can turn any surface into a touchscreen, it should be widely available soon. Those who want to try it out before it's cool, however, should look tow...
06:18 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Clipr 2.0 adds web access to clipboard history with Pro upgrade
Clipboard manager apps are nothing new, but the feature that intrigued us most about Clipr for Mac back when it debuted in April was the ability to send copied notes directly to our phone via SMS. Now...
05:26 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft hires former Valve developer liaison to bolster Windows gaming
The future of Microsoft's digital game distribution systems just got brighter. Jason Holtman, who was heavily involved with the growth of Valve's Steam platform, has been hired by Redmond. According t...
04:14 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget University of Washington harnesses RF and TV waves for battery-free wireless devices (video)
The problem with power is that, eventually, it runs out. To help cope with this inevitability, scientists at the University of Washington have developed prototype "ambient backscatter" devices that ca...
03:20 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget NFL Sunday Ticket won't be on PlayStation this season
We got our first taste of NFL Sunday Ticket on the PS3 back in 2011, but now Sony has confirmed it's not available for the 2013 - 2014 season. IGN asked PlayStation reps why the app would not be activ...
02:42 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Amazon gives Silk browser UI a major overhaul
Amazon made a big deal out of the Silk browser when it launched, but we've heard little about this particular brainchild after that. Now, nearly a year after the Trending Now section was introduced, t...
02:14 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber has Vudu integration on its set-top boxes, Android app
The Google Fiber Android app got an update today that adds support for Vudu, adding another over-the-top video service along with Netflix and YouTube. The support pages for its Vudu setup seemingly da...
01:01 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget Lenovo posts Q1 earnings, reveals that its mobile sales have overtaken PCs
Don't look now, but Lenovo just became an industry bellwether. While reporting strong first quarter results that include a record $8.8 billion in revenue and $170 million in profit, the tech giant rev...
12:05 am -04 - Thu, August 15, 2013
Engadget MakerBot's Digitizer will go on sale next week, promises 3D scanning to the masses
With UPS' incoming 3D printing service and the growing availability of consumer-ready kits, printing objects is easier than ever, assuming you actually have something ready to print. If not, don't fre...
11:19 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Intel teases MXC: a 1.6Tbps optical interconnect for servers
While we think of optical connections as cutting edge, they're positively decrepit in server rooms; current fiber interconnect technology got its start in the 1980s. Intel may soon drag servers into ...
10:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Tablet buyer's guide, Outlook goes down, Windows 8.1 launch date, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget eBay My Gadgets now open to all, shows you how much your tech items are worth
eBay is clearly not putting all the eggs in one basket: the company's been trying to reach more and more audiences with things like its flourishing one-day delivery service and a portal for 3D-printed...
10:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Michigan State University's Tailbot is a diminutive daredevil (video)
Check out this video from grad students at Michigan State University -- it starts off a bit slowly, but it quickly picks up steam. It's a testament to the power of the robotic tail (not the first we'v...
09:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Call of Duty: Ghosts Prestige Edition will include a 1080p action camera
Activision and Infinity Ward have bundled expensive gadgets with the last few Call of Duty special editions, and they're keeping up this recent tradition with Call of Duty: Ghosts. Buy the Prestige Ed...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Tinkercad lets you export 3D designs into Minecraft
Tinkercad, that Autodesk-owned, user-friendly 3D modeler is offering up a new feature today that may well prove a compelling proposition for Minecraft users. Fans of the block building, monster-fleein...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV includes its own 7.1-channel sound module
Bang & Olufsen is all about elegant design, and it's not about to let a home theater receiver spoil those clean looks -- see its newly unveiled BeoVision 12-65 New Generation TV as an example. Thi...
08:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Humble Bundle's Origin package offers up some of its biggest games yet
Humble Bundle has had a pretty good run with its game offerings so far, but its newest grouping of Origin titles provides some of its biggest names yet. Included in the bundle are Mirror's Edge, Medal...
07:57 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Flipboard iOS app update introduces animated GIF support
Flipboard users with Android devices have been able to enjoy the mindless fun of animated GIFs for some time now, but their iOS counterparts have only been able to look on in envy. Casual hyperbole as...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Digg for iOS gets unread mode, Reader mobile mirrors its app counterpart
Couple of updates for those who like their Digg on the go. First up is the revamp of the social news aggregator's iOS app. Using the latest version, you can view stories by unread items only and delet...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft says that Xbox 360 season passes will carry over to Xbox One
If we may paraphrase a sacred text, Microsoft giveth and Microsoft hath taken away. Earlier today, the company announced that the Xbox One would be launching in only 13 markets (as opposed to the orig...
07:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Flickr creator takes sign-ups for Slack, an office collaboration tool with universal search
Collaboration tools are nothing new, but they don't always make it easy to find what you're looking for: conversations, files and other resources may sit in entirely different places. Flickr co-founde...
06:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Haptix wants to turn every surface into a multi-touch controller
Motion-based PC interfaces are all the rage, thanks to Microsoft's Kinect and the folks at Leap Motion. San Francisco-based Haptix is sure it's got a better solution than the rest, but it needs a heal...
06:26 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget PowerA's Moga Power controllers charge your phone while you play (hands-on)
Since we saw PowerA's Moga Pro controller at CES earlier this year, the company has shown that it's keen to evolve its product line based on early adopter feedback. Its two latest Bluetooth Android co...
06:13 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Google Now's voice query support gets ported to Google Search: ask, and you shall receive
Google Now's a solid product, but it's reach is also fairly limited... compared to Google Search, anyway. Now, the company's voice element in Search -- which was updated in a major way back at I/O in ...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget With its website offline, The New York Times begins posting articles on Facebook
The news cycle doesn't stop for unscheduled downtime. With its website inaccessible due to "an internal issue," The New York Times began posting content to Facebook today, beginning with an article on...
05:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Xbox One coming to 13 markets at launch, not 21 as originally planned
It looks like the Xbox One won't be as widely available at launch as originally planned. Citing a need to meet demand, Microsoft said today that its new console will be available in 13 countries at la...
05:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for August 14: Samsung Galaxy S 4 and iPhone 5
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...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Gartner: Android gained five percent at the expense of iOS in Q2, Samsung jumped 9 percent
As smartphone sales stayed well ahead of feature phones with 225 million sold in Q2 2013, Android was by far the greatest beneficiary, according to stat analyst Gartner. That OS lept from a 74.4 perce...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Twitter experiments with trending TV box on some users' timelines
Twitter has already signaled its love of TV by negotiating deals for branded video, but it's not satisfied yet: the company has started limited testing of a timeline box for trending TV shows. The fea...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: tablets
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're talking tablets. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the month. Be sure to keep chec...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Yes internet, Outlook is down
We're not sure how you managed to send us those messages, but you did -- a lot of you. Seems Outlook has been experiencing all sorts of issues. Microsoft's privy to that fact, and we assume looking in...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Yes internet, Outlook is down (Update: Microsoft is looking into it)
We're not sure how you managed to send us those messages, but you did -- a lot of you. Seems Outlook has been experiencing all sorts of issues. Microsoft's privy to that fact, and we assume looking in...
03:52 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Yes internet, Outlook is down (Update 2: Service mostly restored)
We're not sure how you managed to send us those messages, but you did -- a lot of you. Seems Outlook has been experiencing all sorts of issues. Microsoft's privy to that fact, and we assume looking in...
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Evernote starts rate-limiting third-party apps, hopes for minimal impact
With over 50 million note-taking users, Evernote has a lot of traffic on its hands -- enough so that the company is now rate-limiting third-party software that relies on its API. As of today, new app...
03:23 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Hyetis promises smartwatch with 41-megapixel camera for $1,200
While we'd love to see Hyetis newest smartwatch in the real world, we're not entirely sure it's not just the product of an engineer's fevered dreams. Aimed squarely at tech-savvy one-percenters, the H...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 reaches the UK on August 28th with LTE on three networks
Brits who've wanted Nokia's budget phone ambitions writ large -- namely, the Lumia 625 -- won't have to wait much longer. The 4.7-inch Windows Phone will be available on August 28th through EE, O2, Vo...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV S Neo coming to Sprint on August 16th for $150
We knew it was coming to Sprint this summer, and we knew it would run $150 (with a two-year contract and $50 rebate, of course) -- and now the carrier's given us an exact date: August 16th. (Not to sa...
01:48 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Future finally arrives as Martin Jetpack approved for manned test-flights
Every morning, we wake up knowing that the writers of the '60s, who promised us pill-sized meals and flying cars by the year 2000, had lied to us. But now, a New Zealand-based avionics company has bee...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 launching October 17th
Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be arriving on October 17th (well, in the US, anyway), confirming an earlier rumor of a mid-month launch. For some reason, the company's specified an exac...
12:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Google+ for Android update brings Drive access, improved location sharing and more, drops messenger
If you spend much time on Google+ for Android, then we hope you follow the app's Tech Lead, Virgil Dobjanschi. He's just shared that version 4.1 will be available on the Play Store today, and brings -...
12:16 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget 3D Systems announces Sculpt, software that makes your 3D-printed dreams a reality (video)
There's been a fundamental disconnect for as long as desktop 3D printers have been an affordable reality: how can consumers easily create 3D models to be printed? At the moment, the best solutions for...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Sphero 2.0 rolls out at speeds 'slightly slower than a Lamborghini' (video)
A robotic ball you control with your phone? What's not to like? Well, we managed to find a few things when we took a look at the first generation back in 2011 -- that's what we do. Most of the critici...
11:32 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung's flexible display contest offers cash for device ideas, business plans
Samsung's been so busy getting its flexible displays (aka "Youm") consumer-ready, it's now got no clue what to actually do with them. As such, it's decided to pay others to be idea-men, launching the ...
10:35 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE specs revealed in official video
It's been sliced, it's been diced, it's been flaunted before. The ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 LTE -- a mouthful, we know -- was all but announced when CEO Jerry Shen brandished the slate on stage during Qual...
10:01 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget DigitalOptics enlists Lite-On for MEMS camera production
Five months after DigitalOptics Corporation's memscam shooter made its debut at MWC, it has a production contract. Lite-On, the company known for budget Blu-ray drives and moldable mice, plans to star...
08:36 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Philips Hue susceptible to hack, vulnerable to blackouts (video)
Oh, Philips. Why'd you have to make it so easy for ne'er-do-wells to go full Aiden Pearce on Hue smart light users? A recent study by researcher Nitesh Dhanjani reveals that Hue's control portal -- kn...
07:42 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Honda intros Project Drive-In to save outdoor movies through digital projectors (video)
Drive-in theaters outlasted VHS tapes, but they may not survive the transition to digital-only movies -- many drive-ins can't afford the professional digital projectors they need to stay in business. ...
06:20 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung Hennessy is official: a dual-screen flip-phone with a quad-core CPU
While we'd like to feign surprise at Samsung's official reveal of another dual-screen Android flip phone, yesterday's leak gave us ample warning. Samsung's Chinese website has officially outed the Hen...
05:12 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Vevo scores AirPlay video support on iOS
Vevo's just pushed an updated version of its iOS app into the wild, and it should delight Apple TV owners who like watching their music videos instead of merely listening to them. The fresh upgrade ad...
04:09 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung faces Brazilian government lawsuit over poor working conditions
While Apple and Samsung do have their differences, they unfortunately share at least one similarity: labor violation allegations. The latter now faces yet another labor-related charge, not about its C...
03:39 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Gmail to kill old compose interface, roll out pop-up design to everyone
It's time to bid the old Gmail compose farewell, now that the service is sunsetting the antiquated interface completely. We can't say we didn't see it coming when pop-up compose became the default opt...
03:14 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget PS3 gets pay-per-view streaming with Live Events Viewer app
PlayStation is expanding its streaming footprint one piledriver at a time with the new Live Events Viewer. Announced at E3 and available today, the app will let you buy and watch pay-per-view events -...
02:43 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies arrive, offer an unofficial taste of Android 4.3
Official Android 4.3 upgrades are currently few and far between, but you won't have to wait for one if you're willing to experiment -- the first CyanogenMod 10.2 nightly builds have arrived. As of thi...
02:16 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Google Play 'Package File Invalid' error acknowledged in support page, no fix yet
An updated version of the Google Play app began rolling out to handsets a few days ago without much fanfare, but now it's getting more attention for unpleasant reasons: a glaring bug. Some users wield...
01:42 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils first SSDs with 3D V-NAND memory, but only for enterprise
Well, that was quick. Samsung said it was producing the world's first 3D vertical NAND memory just a week ago, and it has already started building the first SSDs based on that memory. Unfortunately, t...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly acquires video discovery service Matcha.tv
It's time to add another entry on our "Apple television rumors" timeline, as reports tonight indicate the company has acquired the team behind the second screen web / iPad app Matcha.tv. VentureBeat i...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, August 14, 2013
Engadget MTV app arrives on the Xbox with full episode streaming, still no music videos
If you'd rather catch up on your favorite episodes of Catfish or Teen Wolf on the TV instead of your iPad, you can now do so via MTV's new app for the Xbox 360. Like other content apps for Microsoft's...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 362 - 08.08.13
Right on schedule, we're back with all the latest HD news -- and a whole lot of FCC leaks and Chromecast-related updates. Better yet, Richard and Ben are ready to get Engadget HD's Yahoo Pro Pick 'em ...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Aspire S7 (2013) review, Ultrabooks buyer's guide, Ixi-play robot owl, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone returns, adds uploads
At Google's request, Microsoft pulled its YouTube app for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 back in May, but now it's returned. Apparently ready to display the ads Google is so insistent on, v3.2.0.0 is availab...
10:42 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Getty Museum makes 4,600 high-res images free to download with Open Content Program
Journalists and news consumers alike may be familiar with the Getty name -- Mark Getty founded his namesake stock photography company in the 1990s, and Getty Images is responsible for distributing tho...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Teachers on Pinterest initiative could make lesson planning halfway enjoyable
Oh, education. So necessary, but so grueling. Particularly for oodles of grade-school instructors who are forced to swallow their fresh-out-of-college ambitions and fall into the system if they ever h...
09:26 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Researchers find 12 easily captured near-Earth asteroids
Both NASA and Planetary Resources dream of capturing asteroids, but they need viable targets -- many space rocks aren't easily moved. The University of Strathclyde just gave those organizations some ...
08:48 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Office Depot starts stocking 3D Systems printers online
Could 3D printing be the future of office supply stores? Staples, for one, has been dipping its toes in those rising waters, offering a limited selection of devices on its site. Office Depot's followi...
08:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Sprint releases purple Galaxy S 4, gives Prince a new 'life companion'
Sprint's eggplant-colored Galaxy S III must have proven a hit, as the carrier is already following up with a version of the Galaxy S 4 in Purple Mirage. Like its ancestor, the purple GS4 is strictly a...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Kindle for Android app updated with library sorting, keeps a watchful eye on remaining read time
Amazon's Android-flavored reading app is offering up a couple more of its own e-reader's features for those with Google-fied devices. Just like folks with Kindles have already encountered, the Kindle ...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Google patents drag-and-drop content sharing with nearby groups
Proximity-based content sharing systems tend to focus on one-at-a-time transfers -- see Android Beam and Apple's upcoming AirDrop as examples. Google, however, has just patented an interface that woul...
07:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon aims to unify push notifications across app platforms with SNS service
Calling all app developers: Amazon just launched a new tool that you'll no doubt want to take a peek at. The company's Web Services (AWS) division has just introduced Amazon Simple Notification Servic...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Yelp iPhone app now lets you post reviews from within, support coming soon to Android
Here's something that may surprise you: yesterday, Yelp users couldn't actually post reviews from within the company's iPhone app. Wild, right? Today's update, however, changes that, bringing it more ...
06:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Verizon Moto X pegged for August 29th release in leaked Best Buy inventory
The Moto X: a phone that is truly greater than the sum of its parts (at least according to us). The missing ingredient so far? A release date. Well, according to the most recent leak, the day of days ...
06:14 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Verizon's HTC One sign-up page is live, still no confirmed ship date
Back in June, Verizon gave us fair warning that it would start selling the HTC One "later this summer." Well, we're just about halfway through August, and while you can't buy a VZW One just yet, you c...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Help build the future of Engadget: we're hiring!
Hello there! It's been a few months since we saw each other last, how've you been? (For those of you who have no idea who I am, my name is Ryan, and I used to be the Editor-in-Chief around these parts...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget US Cellular's shared data plans: here are the pricing details
It'll probably come as no shock to those who've been keeping even a loose eye on trends in the carrier space, but US Cellular is about to usher in its own take on shared data. Family plans have quickl...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Acer Liquid E2 lands on Three in the UK, LG Optimus L1 II coming soon
Granted, it's not the most exciting of handset announcements, but if you can't face yet another day without a budget Android smartphone packing dual loudspeakers, Three's got the Acer Liquid E2 for ya...
04:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget QNX and Panasonic link up to bring fancy in-car infotainment systems to more showrooms
For those who can't quite handle the down payment on a Bentley, there's a Porsche. For those who can't quite handle the down payment on a Porsche, there's... well, about to be something else to covet....
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Drippler 2.0 for Android launches with tablet support, new features
It's only been a few short months since popular Android discovery / recommendation app Drippler made the jump to iOS, and today it's launching version 2.0 for Android. The update brings proper tablet ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft unveils wrist-friendly Sculpt Ergonomic and Sculpt Comfort Desktops
Microsoft has pursued ever more exotic shapes in the name of comfort. Its new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop might just take the cake, however. The all-wireless bundle's centerpiece, the Sculpt Ergonomic Ke...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 55-inch Curved OLED TV ships today for a sufferable $9,000
Any way you look at it, nine thousand dollars is a heck of a lot to spend on a television. But in the case of Samsung's 55-inch Curved OLED set, it's a fair share less than the $15,000 we heard quoted...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: ultraportables
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today we're talking ultraportables. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throughout the month. Be sure to kee...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 55-inch Curved OLED TV ships today for a sufferable $9,000 (eyes-on)
Any way you look at it, nine thousand dollars is a heck of a lot to spend on a television. But in the case of Samsung's 55-inch Curved OLED set, it's a fair share less than the $15,000 we heard quoted...
03:05 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget 12GB flash-based PlayStation 3 on sale in North America, despite Sony's prior claims
In September of last year, Sony threw in an interesting nugget when it shipped the third-generation PS3: there'd be a unique, more affordable 12GB flash-based unit exclusively for Europe and Hong Kong...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget SYNC by 50 on-ear wireless headphones now feature Bluetooth 4.0, aptX support
It's been a busy month for SMS Audio and Mr. Jackson. After launching new Street by 50 headphones and wireless speakers, they're now introducing the first pair of SYNC by 50 cans that connect over Blu...
02:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition phones, courtesy of Spigen SGP!
The HTC One Google Play edition was one of our most popular giveaways so far, so we've taken things up a notch by offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe (16GB white) -- and not just one, but two! We owe t...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Acer Aspire S7 review (2013): the second time's a charm for Acer's flagship Ultrabook
It wasn't easy writing a conclusion (much less a headline) for our original Acer Aspire S7-391 review. The company's third Ultrabook was near-perfect, with a stunning full HD display, exceptionally fa...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Box for Android update brings navigation drawer, retooled widget, account switching and more (video)
If you're one of the Box faithful who also happens to wield an Android device, you're about to snatch up a number of new features in the latest app update. The outfit has taken advantage of the naviga...
02:02 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Telefonica pens deal with Evernote, gives global customers one year's free premium access
You've got to hand it to Evernote, it's taking the initiative when it comes to getting its popular productivity tools into as many hands as possible. We've already seen Deutsche Telekom customers scor...
01:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Google patent would track objects within your gaze
Google already has a patent that would let Glass and other eyewear identify what's in front of you. However, it just received a new patent for a method that could follow your exact gaze. The propose...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: the ixi-play robot owl monitors toddlers, helps them learn (video)
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Liquipel debuts Skins to protect your phone from physical damage
We've highly regarded Liquipel for its clever "watersafe" nanocoating, which has been known to give phones the same protection from liquids and other materials as an IPX7-certified device. That doesn'...
12:08 pm -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget MyTaxi starts one-hour delivery in Germany, may reach US cities next year
Don't let the name fool you, Mytaxi wants to drop off more than just people. The app-based service that began as a German take on Uber has now started using its fleet of drivers to offer one-hour cour...
11:28 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry makes 9720 handset official with Curve-era specs and software
No one can pretend it's business as usual at BlackBerry, but for the moment the company is pressing on with new releases. Today marks the official launch of the heavily-leaked 9720, which actually tak...
11:12 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Another Samsung flip-phone leaks out: the Hennessy, with dual 480 x 320 displays
In the realm of Samsung flip-phone rumors, color us confused. Earlier, we saw a manual on Samsung's site for a Galaxy Folder (SHF-E400K), with dual 800 x 480 displays, a dual-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, ...
10:28 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Some 2013 Nexus 7 users report buggy multitouch, Google is investigating
A muddled sense of direction isn't the only problem affecting the new generation of Nexus 7 slates, it seems, as some users are also reporting issues with multitouch on the 1,920 x 1,200 display. The ...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget DirecTV's revamping its mobile apps with a focus on discovery, iPad is up first
DirecTV's added features to its mobile apps piece by piece over the last few years, and now it's reworking them entirely. The first one to get a makeover is its iPad app, which is getting an update to...
09:01 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 listed as supporting Qi wireless charging
Just before a smartphone turns up at the debutante ball, the internet comes alive with frenzied claims about what the new hardware will offer. While most of 'em turn out to be wishful thinking on beha...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Logitech TK820 melds wireless keyboard and trackpad for $100 (video)
Logitech's no stranger to Windows-optimized keyboards and trackpads, and now it's ready to show off its latest offering: the TK820 -- a compact keyboard with an adjacent touch surface. The wireless ki...
07:18 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Apple's official charger trade-in scheme will cover UK, Canada and Australia
When we originally reported on Apple's replacement program for third-party USB chargers, we only knew for sure that it covered the US and China. As 9to5Mac has spotted, however, the official webpage f...
07:08 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Ultra Mobile brings 1,000 international minutes to all plans with Ultra Zero
Phoning abroad just got cheaper thanks to Ultra Mobile pushing free international calling to all of its service plans. With Ultra Zero, even if you're only paying $19 per month, you get 1,000 gratis m...
05:33 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Cheapcast app turns your Android device into a Chromecast (video)
Glowing Chromecast reviews have come in from all angles, but what if you didn't get an order in and missed out on the sold-out dongles? If you have an Android 2.2 (or higher) device you can give its f...
04:25 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Nanowire sensor converts pressure into light, may lead to super-sensitive touch devices
Outside of pen input, pressure sensors don't get much love these days. However, Georgia Tech has just built an extremely accurate sensor that could give pressure-based devices their due. When a user p...
04:25 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Nanowire sensor converts pressure into light, may lead to super-sensitive touch devices (updated)
Outside of pen input, pressure sensors don't get much love these days. However, Georgia Tech has just built an extremely accurate sensor that could give pressure-based devices their due. When a user p...
03:32 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Moving 'for rent' sign uses camera, motorized mount to track pedestrians (video)
Even in prime locations, vacant stores can go tenantless for months or years, costing landlords quite a bit in uncollected rent. One real estate owner in Sherbrooke, Quebec is hoping to move a propert...
02:29 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Xbox One gamepad to become PC compatible in 2014
Gaming with an Xbox 360 controller on a PC isn't exactly a wallet-friendly situation, considering a wired version of the gamepad or an additional dongle are required. Things sound like they'll be simp...
01:38 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Path expands API access, now supports WordPress and other hand-picked apps
Path has previously limited its third-party app integration to the Nike+ platform, but the company just opened its doors a little wider. App developers can now ask for permission to use Path's sharing...
12:46 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 reportedly scheduled for mid-October launch
Getting acquainted with Windows 8.1 has been a slow process that started early this year, but it looks like it'll finally hit shelves in roughly two months. According to an unnamed source cited by ZDN...
12:09 am -04 - Tue, August 13, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Monday, and you know what that means; another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:30PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ah...
11:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook for iOS now integrated with OpenTable reservations and Rovi TV info
Facebook has begun integrating OpenTable and Rovi TV guide information to its mobile Pages so users can now book a reservation and check out what's coming on TV right within the social networking app....
11:07 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: HTC kicks off $1 billion rebrand, Elon Musk's Hyperloop, Liquid E2 review, and more!
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...
10:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 12th - 18th)
So, happy to have Breaking Bad back? Now that AMC's juggernaut is back on the air, this week brings us the season finales of Top Gear (UK), True Blood, Whodunnit? and Franklin & Bash. The US versi...
10:34 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook to acquire speech recognition startup Mobile Technologies
Facebook may not seem like an obvious match for a machine translation company, but its just agreed to snatch up speech recognition startup Mobile Technologies to strengthen its chops in the area. If y...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Caption contest: Luigi puts the 'L' in Chicago's public transit system
Has Nintendo of America fallen on hard times? Why else would the company make one of its most beloved characters (or, at the very least, the brother of one of its most beloved characters) take Windy C...
09:53 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: Xbox One will still function without Kinect sensor
Yes, you can unplug the Kinect sensor without your Xbox One turning into a useless brick. In an update to an ask-me-anything style Q and A hosted by IGN, Xbox One Chief Platform Architect Marc Whitten...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget TweetDeck for web and Chrome gets New Tweet panel with image previews, as-you-type suggestions
TweetDeck just received a big upgrade for those who compose as many tweets as they read. Updated versions of TweetDeck's web and Chrome apps now include a simple, dedicated New Tweet panel that shows ...
09:22 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Chase goes all in on Isis, announces plans for nationwide rollout
We'd hardly call Isis a juggernaut, but the would-be Google Wallet-slayer is certainly building steam. After convincing American Express to back it in a nationwide rollout, Chase has decided to hop on...
08:56 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk details Hyperloop: public transit via aluminum pods and electric motors
Elon Musk is into transportation, whether it's an electric car or a spaceship. Today, he detailed a plan to revolutionize a portion of public transit. It's called the Hyperloop, and it's meant to get ...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget City of London says no to public recycling bins that track smartphones in pedestrian pockets
Many have grown comfortable with the targeted ads that populate the modern web and we expect companies to keep track of our online activity. However, Renew, a firm in the UK has been tracking real wor...
08:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft gushes for seven straight minutes over Xbox One controller changes (video)
It's better -- in fact, we've told you as much on a couple of occasions. But for those who seriously can't manage another day without listening to Microsoft's own blood wax poetic about the Xbox One c...
07:50 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget IRL: Motorola's Droid RAZR M and the SignEasy digital signature app
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. You can ask ...
07:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Google updates Glass with video player, improved voice commands, additional Now cards
It's a big day for Glass. Google's pre-production wearable just scored a variety of additional features, including a video player, improved voice control, voice-activated Path and Evernote updates, #h...
07:04 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for August 12: Epson Expression Inkjet, Panasonic 50-inch 120Hz Smart 1080p LED 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...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Primed: The smashing science behind particle accelerators
Primed goes in-depth on the technobabble you hear on Engadget every day -- we dig deep into each topic's history and how it benefits our lives. You can follow the series here. Looking to suggest a pie...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget North Korea unveils 'native' Android smartphone
North Korea likes to say that it's on the cutting edge, even if it usually isn't -- and that now includes a locally-built smartphone, the AS1201 Arirang. We don't know much about the Android handset, ...
05:45 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013
Welcome to Engadget's back to school hub for 2013! Whether you're a middle schooler, a college senior or just a tech-head looking for an excuse to refresh your gadget lineup, we're here to help. Throu...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Sony's rumored QX10 and QX100 'lens cameras' pair with your smartphone or tablet, pictured ahead of release
Now this is innovation, folks. Sony's reportedly gearing up to announce a pair of "lens cameras" that attach to your existing smartphone or tablet. The unique devices are said to feature a sensor, pro...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: smartphones
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we've got a killer selection of smartphone recommendations. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them throu...
04:39 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget SoundCloud embedding comes to Google+, lets you rock out without a pop-up
Hear some amazing new song you've just got to share with your Circles? After introducing a Google+ sign-in, way, way back in May, SoundCloud and Mountain View have teamed up to offer music embedding o...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school 2013 sweepstakes: Win one of 15 gadget-filled bags!
Even if you're not upgrading your entire gadget arsenal, chances are you could use a new tech toy or two this school year. While our 14 guides will no doubt simplify your shopping list, wouldn't it be...
03:23 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget LG ships retro TV with rotary dials
Do you miss walking over the TV to change the channel? We know LG does. It just launched a 32-inch LCD set, the 32LN630R, that resembles a '70s tube TV down to the working channel and volume dials. No...
02:57 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget eBay UK teams up with Dressipi for personalized fashion searches
Searching for that one, ultra-fashionable onesie on eBay requires the patience of a saint, or at least it did. The UK arm of the auction giant has teamed up with startup Dressipi to offer a personaliz...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Fidelity Market Monitor app brings stock alerts, news and fanciful financials to Google Glass
You know, it makes sense -- an app for the one percent, tailor-made for a $1,500 headset. Fidelity's Market Monitor app for Google Glass might just be the most impressive program to debut for the devi...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Acer Liquid E2 review: a budget phone with all the usual tradeoffs
Whenever we review a budget smartphone, our job is to weigh the handset's cost against its similarly priced rivals. You'd hope, for instance, that if you spent $500 on a device, you'd be getting your ...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Acer Liquid E2 review: a budget phone with all the usual trade-offs
Whenever we review a budget smartphone, our job is to weigh the handset's cost against its similarly priced rivals. You'd hope, for instance, that if you spent $500 on a device, you'd be getting your ...
01:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Skype update brings HD video calls to fourth-generation iPads
One of the few big upgrades in the fourth-generation iPad was the HD front camera, but you wouldn't know it you've been relying on Skype's standard-definition video calls. Thankfully, a Skype for iPad...
01:28 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Skype update brings HD video calls to fourth-generation iPads (update: and the iPhone 5)
One of the few big upgrades in the fourth-generation iPad was the HD front camera, but you wouldn't know it you've been relying on Skype's standard-definition video calls. Thankfully, a Skype for iPad...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Choose Your Own Adventure launches interactive cartoon app on Kickstarter
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...
12:48 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry confirms it's looking for 'strategic alternatives' such as sale or going private
Remember the rumor that BlackBerry was planning to take itself private? Just a few days later and the company has confirmed that some very fundamental discussions are indeed taking place. In a press r...
12:34 pm -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Californians can now rent original arcade games like Street Fighter 2, Ms. Pac Man
Sure, there's a cool factor to having a vintage arcade game parked in your rec room. But there's more to it than that -- as we saw for ourselves at Engadget Expand, people are genuinely excited about ...
11:35 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget 3DS owners get tired of searching for StreetPasses, build their own Nintendo Zone relays
Unless you live in a densely populated city, you probably struggle to make the most of the 3DS' StreetPass feature -- it's why Nintendo implemented a StreetPass Relay program earlier this month. Now, ...
11:04 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Quantum physicist Erwin Schrdinger gets Google Doodle, is definitely dead
Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who bent our minds with his quantum mechanics theories, is being celebrated today with a Google Doodle. He's perhaps best known for his "Schr&...
11:04 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Quantum physicist Erwin Schrdinger gets Google Doodle
Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who bent our minds with his quantum mechanics theories, is being celebrated today with a Google Doodle. He's perhaps best known for his "Schr&...
10:44 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Refurbished 3DS XL handhelds available from Nintendo starting at $169
If you've been waiting for a price drop before upgrading to a 3DS XL, Nintendo has the next best thing for you: a refurbished trio of its up-sized 3D handhelds. They typically run $200 new, but you ca...
10:01 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget LG Korea launches G2 with ill-advised marketing stunt, injures 20 (video)
It's a fine line that gadget fans have to walk, moderating our techno-lust just enough that we don't start hurting people. It's a lesson that LG Korea has just learned the hard way after a promotional...
09:05 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Rumored BlackBerry Z30 given the hands-on treament in leaked video
Those BlackBerry Z30 rumors (which was known previously as the A10) might turn out to be for real after all, if this early hands-on video from Vietnamese outlet Cellphone S is to be believed. The foot...
08:44 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget ZTE Open smartphone with Firefox OS to be sold on eBay for $80
Yes, the ZTE Open is hauling its laggy self to America by way of the manufacturer's eBay store. Early adopters who want to get a head start with Firefox OS, or regular buyers looking for a cheap devic...
08:08 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Exploits leave some Android-based Bitcoin wallets open to theft
If you manage Bitcoins through Android devices, you may need to keep a close eye on your virtual cash in the near future. Developers have found that multiple Android-based Bitcoin apps, such as Bitcoi...
07:20 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Firefox for Android Beta gains new features and improvements
It's been a busy couple months for the folks over at Mozilla. The company rolled out a new logo, launched the first Firefox OS handset and shipped version 23 of its popular web browser. Still, Mozilla...
07:01 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Hold This Cat: HTC and Robert Downey Jr. kick off $1 billion 'Change' campaign (video)
"Big things ahead?" Well, it looks like HTC's earlier tweet wasn't a cheeky hint at the upcoming 5.9-inch One Max; but rather, it was a tribute to the sheer scale of the new "Here's To Change" global ...
06:30 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Audi's eKurzinfo app uses augmented reality to sidestep A3 owner's manual
Ever read your car's instruction manual? We didn't think so, and apparently, neither did the folks at Audi. Not too long ago, the firm introduced a unique twist on vehicle documentation, offering A1 o...
04:12 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Early HTC One Max press image reportedly spotted
To date, our glimpses of the HTC One Max (aka T6) have been limited to a few small photos. Courtesy of @evleaks, we may have a better look: he just posted what's reportedly a "non-final" (if high-qual...
03:16 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget NYT: NBC News buys Stringwire, hopes to bring user-generated live video to the news room
According to the New York Times, NBC News has just purchased Stringwire, a web service the organization hopes will allow viewers to live stream video content from their phones directly to its control ...
02:29 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget How would you change Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire HD?
Yes, it's basically a trojan horse, convincing you to buy stuff from Amazon's online store, but at least it's beautiful. HD display, stereo sound and decent hardware propelled the Kindle Fire HD to se...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, August 12, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 5th, 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, August 11, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Moto X review, LG G2 hands-on, Apple's next iPhone event, and more!
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, August 11, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Casting light on the Chromecast
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Sold out for weeks after its launch, everyone seems to be in love with the Chromecast -- the ultra-cheap, ultra-small, ...
09:13 pm -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung's curved OLED TV drops price by a third, LG brings cheaper 4K TVs
Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG often match each other in product introductions, but today they were together in announcing cheaper options for some of their latest TV technology. Samsung is dropp...
06:23 pm -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Element14 unveils Raspberry Pi Projects hub and 8GB Model B bundle
While it's comparatively easy to get started with Raspberry Pi programming, it can be tough to find suitably challenging projects afterward -- what's good for rookies may bore seasoned pros. To solve ...
04:42 pm -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors
If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: lab-grown meat, eSpyder airplane and terabytes of RAM
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 traditionally a time for firing up the grill and ...
12:02 pm -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Defense Mobile to offer Sprint-based cellular service to soldiers and veterans
While the US military can devote many resources to putting smartphones on the battlefield, it can't do the same for soldiers' private lives. A new carrier, Defense Mobile, wants to fill that void: it ...
09:55 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Tango introduces Road Riot: its first original in-app game
Tango has added five titles to its gaming platform since it was launched in June, but this is the first time the company's introducing one created by its in-house team. The game, called Road Riot, pay...
07:44 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Twitch update for iOS more than triples live channels, revamps chat
Twitch streams a lot of events these days, and it's improving its iOS app to keep up with the flood of new content. The just-posted 2.3.5 update more than triples the number of accessible live channel...
04:05 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget TiVo Mini DVR extenders suddenly add Netflix streaming, Amazon coming soon?
While we enjoyed out time with the TiVo Mini multiroom DVR extender when we reviewed it, we noted several drawbacks including missing apps for Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (Hulu Plus has been pres...
02:51 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: what's the lightest laptop with discrete graphics?
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 Steve, who wants to shed weight but ret...
01:15 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 5th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a smartphone inspired by TopGear's 2012 supercar of the ...
12:13 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget ATD: Apple's next iPhone event slated for September 10th
September 10th, folks -- that'll be when Apple unveils its next iPhone offerings if All Things Digital's sources have it correctly. There's unsurprisingly no sort of official word yet, but recent leak...
12:13 am -04 - Sun, August 11, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: Apple's next iPhone event slated for September 10th
September 10th, folks -- that's when Apple will unveil its next iPhone according to AllThingsD. We've received no official word yet, but recent leaks (and past form) suggest a refreshed iPhone 5 (poss...
11:16 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 355 - 08.10.13
Joseph joins us to discuss the Moto X and Brian shares his thoughts, as a vegetarian, on lab-grown hamburgers. Most importantly, however, Terrence swaps spots with Dana mid-recording to express his de...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 8.10.13: The Mini Lisa, going ape and how Google Glass will turn you into an ant
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Science and art truly meet with the smallest Mona Lisa you'll ever see. Meanwhile, other scientists are ...
07:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget FCC loosens outdoor power restrictions on 60GHz spectrum
In response to industry petitioners, the FCC is easing outdoor power restrictions on the unlicensed 60GHz spectrum, which could bring faster broadband to rural areas and cost-effective backhaul soluti...
05:23 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Smart's Fortwo ED leasing for $139/ month, battery rental included
Assuming you're small enough to fit comfortably, owning the cheap EV of your dreams could soon become a reality. Chevy recently cut the Volt's price and, as of this week, the Smart Fortwo Electric Dri...
03:39 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Air Force might shutter satellite- and space junk-tracking Space Fence soon
We imagine the Air Force is none too pleased that Space Fence might shutter as soon as September 1st due to budget constraints, according to leaked memos obtained by Space News. Space Fence, a powerfu...
01:47 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave
The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give ...
12:56 pm -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Fox Sports becomes official Formula E broadcaster
What good is an EV racing league like Formula E if there's no way to watch it? Not much, which is why the FIA has reached a deal making Fox Sports the official Formula E broadcaster. The agreement giv...
10:40 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's developer center back online, again
"Here's where it all happens for Apple developers" reads the tagline, but that's not been the case for much of the last few weeks. This morning, Apple's advising that its developer centre is now fully...
09:19 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Google loads up non-assertion pledge with 79 more patents
In an attempt to live up to its age-old motto to not be evil, Google has just added 79 more patents to its Open Patent Non-Assertion (OPN) Pledge. Enacted in March of this year, the pact was designed ...
05:33 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox Live Family Plans get converted to individual memberships starting August 27th
Microsoft just detailed how the Xbox One's "Home Gold" will spread the Xbox Live Gold love across multiple users of a particular system, but what about those with the current generation's Xbox Live Fa...
03:25 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Dish Network, Raycom Media cut a deal and turn TV stations back on in 36 markets
A retransmission fee battle between Dish Network and Raycom Media cut off the satellite company's broadcasts of network affiliates in 36 markets at the beginning of this month, but it's finally over. ...
03:09 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget NSA releases outline of security programs, says it 'only' touches 1.6 percent of internet traffic
Even as President Obama proposes a review of NSA procedures and oversight, the organization published a seven page document laying out in broad terms what it does, how it does it and why it thinks tha...
01:57 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget Nexus 7 factory image and binaries now available from Google
Wanna mod that shiny new Nexus 7? Today's your lucky day. Google just posted the factory image and binaries for its second generation 7-inch tablet -- also known by the product name "razor" and device...
12:44 am -04 - Sat, August 10, 2013
Engadget AT&T lowers Next device pricing, just happens to trump Verizon
Competition can be a beautiful thing. AT&T's Next upgrade pricing hasn't looked good when compared against Verizon Edge in the weeks since launch, but today is a different story: the carrier has q...
11:17 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget The Perseid meteor shower returns, peaks Sunday and Monday nights
Hey nerds, get some fresh air this weekend: there's gonna be hunks of burning rock falling from the sky.Image courtesy of Roberto PortoFiled under: Science, AltCommentsSource: Wired...
10:54 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Obama's response to NSA scandal, Distro Issue 102, NVIDIA's second generation Surface, and more!
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...
10:12 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft pushing Xbox 360 update allowing Xbox Live purchases with real money (update: too soon)
Remember when Microsoft said that you could soon buy Xbox Live content using real money? Well, check your Xbox 360: following an update to one of our consoles, we're now seeing content available in lo...
10:06 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget OK Glass, pew pew pew: developer creates alien shooter for Google Glass
Developers (or should we say "Explorers") are coming up with all sorts of nifty ideas for Google Glass, and games are certainly getting their fair share of attention. Admittedly, we haven't seen anyth...
09:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget ITC bans imports of some Samsung devices pending presidential review
Despite that billion dollar verdict, the legal battle between Samsung and Apple continues, and the most recent happening comes from the ITC. Following up on an ITC administrative law judge's ruling la...
09:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget ITC bans imports of some Samsung devices pending presidential review (update: Samsung statement)
Despite that billion dollar verdict, the legal battle between Samsung and Apple continues, and the most recent happening comes from the ITC. Following up on an ITC administrative law judge's ruling la...
09:14 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget OUYA's Free The Games Fund now live, offers $1 million toward crowdfunded titles
OUYA has launched its promised fund-matching campaign to spur development of games for its recently launched Android console. Now known as the Free the Games Fund, the effort rewards successful Kickst...
09:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Will LG get lucky with the G2?
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.It wasn't long ago that the electronics divisions of Samsung and Lucky-Goldstar, two massive Korean conglo...
08:37 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Judge denies Apple's request to suspend e-book antitrust ruling
Apple, in its ongoing battle over an e-book price fixing scandal, has been dealt yet another setback. Last month, Judge Denise Cote ruled that Apple had violated antitrust laws in conspiring with publ...
08:19 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Google open sources two Web Lab experiments ahead of shutdown this Sunday (video)
Google's Web Lab exhibition has had a decent run at London's Science Museum, but all of that web-linked hardware is being packed up for good after the doors are closed this Sunday. Google's hoping tha...
07:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget President Obama seeks to improve transparency and restore trust following NSA scandal
Revelations of a government surveillance program called PRISM has been nothing short of a PR nightmare for the White House. President Obama, who ran in part on a platform that included opposition to c...
07:25 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget President Obama proposes review, new oversight measures in wake of NSA scandal
Revelations of government surveillance programs, including the headline-grabbing PRISM, have been nothing short of a PR nightmare for the White House. President Obama, who ran in part on a platform th...
07:22 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music iOS app updated with discovery features, additional languages
Twitter's Music app for iOS just scored a few more features aimed at helping you discover new tracks, and, if you happen to hail from a handful of European countries, allowing you to navigate in your ...
07:02 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget DOJ defends Apple e-book price fixing injunction, says publishers had it easy
The US Department of Justice isn't buying publishers' arguments that proposed injunctions against Apple for alleged e-book price fixing are excessive and contradictory. DOJ attorney Lawrence Buterman ...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget SATA 3.2 standard finalized, promises faster and smaller storage
There's no doubt that Serial ATA storage is hitting a wall when even mainstream PCs like the MacBook Air and VAIO Pro use the PCI Express interface to get around performance bottlenecks. It's a good t...
06:04 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Withings' Pulse tracker, Apple's new Airport Extreme and IKEA's interactive catalog
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
05:41 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Trojan targets Linux desktop users, steals web banking info
Malware certainly exists for Linux, but it's more frequently targeted at servers than everyday PCs. Unfortunately, regular users now have more reason to worry: a rare instance of a Linux desktop troja...
05:17 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's Xbox Live Gold benefits, digital games shared with all users on a single console
The Xbox One game console will enable all users of a single console to enjoy the benefits of a single users' Xbox Live Gold account, Microsoft announced this afternoon. This initiative, called "Home G...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Roboticist and Anki co-founder Boris Sofman on the original Nintendo and self-driving envy
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In this week's edition of our regular question and answer se...
04:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Google's One Today donation app exits pilot mode as more charities are invited to sign up
Right around a month ago, Google opened up the flood gates and let any US-based Android user download its One Today app -- a program that makes it wildly simple to donate a dollar (or more, of course)...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Digital Storm Veloce review: Clevo's new gaming laptop is cheap, powerful, flawed
More InfoDigital Storm's 13.3-inch VELOCE gaming laptop announcedOrigin PC's EON 13-S offers another spin on Clevo's latest gaming laptopRazer Blade review (14-inch, 2013)In a market obsessed with sli...
03:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Virtuix Omni pre-orders open, time to clear some space in the living room
Good news for everyone who's been eagerly awaiting an opportunity to run in place. A fortnight after closing the door on a successful Kickstarter campaign, Virtuix is ready to open up Omni pre-orders....
03:13 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget GameStop promo upgrades key Xbox 360 games to Xbox One equivalents for $10
Let's say that you decline an Xbox One pre-order, buy the Xbox 360 version of a big game this fall and promptly regret that you haven't gone next-gen. Are you hosed? Not necessarily: GameStop is launc...
02:49 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget nEmesis system machine reads tweets, tells you which burrito joint to avoid
We all know that customer reviews can be prone to, shall we say, a little positive engineering. What if you could gather genuine opinions about a restaurant, or product before you commit your cash? We...
02:20 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung shipping ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3 in the coming weeks, promises business-minded variants this fall
B&H may have jumped the gun a bit, but here's the word from the proverbial horse's mouth: Samsung's high-specced ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-order in the United States beginning Aug...
02:19 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Did the unannounced LG Optimus L9 II just sneak past the FCC?
We've heard not a peep about a potential successor to LG's Optimus L9 since a couple of pics popped up on @evleaks at the beginning of June. The Optimus L9 II -- or just L9 II if recent naming convent...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 102: Demystifying the science behind particle accelerators
If you've yet to read up on particle accelerators because the thought of deep diving into science sounds terrifying, fret not friends. In the latest issue of our weekly, Terrence O'Brien steps inside ...
01:09 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Ang Lee set to helm 3D boxing film, re-create classic fights from the '60s and '70s
Nobody can accuse Oscar-winning director Ang Lee of being stuck in a box, having gone from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon to Hulk to Life of Pi. According to Deadline Hollywood, he'll next tackle a bo...
12:15 pm -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung Wallet hits Google Play for select Galaxy devices
Samsung's Wallet app, launched in Beta in the US a few months ago, is now available for wider consumption on Google Play in the US. Despite the name, it doesn't have Google Wallet-like powers of NFC p...
11:38 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Users report new Nexus 7 suffering from GPS issues
The urban-hunchback shuffle is usually demonstrated by commuters slouching over a phone, in search of a pre-meeting coffee-house. But, if you're attempting something similar with the latest Nexus 7, m...
11:16 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget ASUS roadmap reveals bold smartphone ambitions with 5-inch 'MeMOFone'
If an ASUS roadmap unveiled at a conference in Taiwan pans out, we'll soon see a mini-me version of the PadFone Infinity, an 8-inch MeMO Pad, and more. The slides came out during the "Hero Innovation ...
10:50 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget ASUS pulls out of Windows RT due to financial losses and 'industry sentiment'
This isn't a huge shock, given that ASUS has already publicly expressed woes about poor sales of its Windows RT products, but CEO Jerry Shen's latest comments have a surprising edge of finality to the...
10:02 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Researchers' robotic face expresses the needs of yellow slime mold (video)
Apparently, slime mold has feelings too. Researchers at the University of the West of England have a bit of a history with Physarum polycephalum -- a light-shy yellow mold known for its ability to see...
09:15 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Details of Civilization-based MMORPG emerge, you may not get to play it
Sure, you've controlled minions and vast armies in the Civilization games, but here's your chance to actually be one of those underlings -- at least if you live in South Korea. Civilization Online, an...
09:05 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Researchers exploring twisted magnetic fields for miniature hard drives
Bet you wouldn't have guessed that the answer to more efficient storage might exist in a Chubby Checker song. Yep, by doing the twist, scientists are thinking it'll be possible to store up to 20 times...
07:57 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Wuaki.tv video service gets Android, iPad app support in UK
When Rakuten launched the beta for its Wuaki.tv any-way-you-want-it video service in the UK, it left out the mobile apps that many crave. The company is rectifying that mistake today by officially bri...
07:21 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet dropping NFC loyalty points and gift cards
Google is fundamentally changing how an aspect of Wallet works. Again. On August 21st, Mountain View is turning NFC functionality off for Wallet-stored gift and loyalty cards and recommends spending a...
07:07 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Dev's CyanogenMod tweak sends content from most apps to Chromecast (video)
ClockworkMod dev Koushik Dutta is showing off another Android tweak that proves what can be done with Google's Chromecast dongle. Following up on his Phone to Chromecast Android app, and a Chrome exte...
05:46 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget inWatch One smartwatch has GSM connectivity and a heavily skinned version of Android
From Kickstarter projects to rumored devices from the biggest gadget manufacturers on earth, smartwatches of all kinds are popping up all over the world. The latest such wearable was unearthed by our ...
04:58 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget KeyMe iOS app photographs your keys and stores them in the cloud
We've all been there. Staring forlornly at a locked door, keyless, with Gandalf's rumbling voice echoing in our heads, telling us that we would not pass. It's a sorry sight, and the people behind the ...
04:22 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Reuters: BlackBerry leadership is open to the idea of going private
As BlackBerry continues to claw its way back into the smartphone race, a Reuters rumor tonight suggests its next move may be to pull a Dell and go private. Among other possible options including licen...
03:49 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Silent Circle follows Lavabit's example, shuts down its secure email service
Silent Circle's thing has always been the promise of end-to-end secure communications, and that drive is apparently causing it to shut down email service. Reasons cited in a blog post by CTO Jon Calla...
03:13 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Textbooks now available through Google Play Books in US, iOS app updated to match
Google promised us that it would offer textbooks through Google Play Books this month, and it's living up to its word. American students can now buy educational titles or rent them for six months, wi...
02:41 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Google implements local business AdWords to Maps on Android and iOS
Love 'em, ignore 'em or pay a buck to get rid of them, mobile ads more than just a waste of space, they're almost a necessary evil. To that effect, Google Maps is populating its search results with lo...
02:24 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Unlock Chromecast's incognito mode to keep your browser history clean
Chromecast is a pretty neat little gadget, but there are some things you might not want showing up in your browser history -- we'll leave it to your imagination as to what those things might be. With ...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Google shows off Project Loon balloon-distributed internet tests over California
While Google's Project Loon moonshot project first broke cover the pilot for its internet via high-flying helium balloon service launched in New Zealand, but a post by the team today is about research...
01:22 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget MLB At Bat 13 comes to Windows Phone 8
Are you worried that you won't get to follow big league baseball from your Lumia 1020 this year? Don't be: MLB At Bat 13 has just launched for Windows Phone 8. The new release covers familiar ground i...
12:39 am -04 - Fri, August 9, 2013
Engadget Family of Henrietta Lacks finally gets rights to her cells, 62 years after they were taken
While 31-year-old Henrietta Lacks laid in a hospital bed, dying of cervical cancer, doctors took two samples of the tumor cells growing inside her. 62 years later, those cells are still growing and ha...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget ParkMe updates Android app with real-time street parking info
Most of us know the stress that comes with parking your wheels pretty much anywhere in the city; if you're like us, you vow to hide out in the countryside and never return after each white-knuckled ex...
11:31 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA CEO: 'We're going to bring it with the second generation Surface'
NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has confirmed to CNET that a followup to the Surface RT is in development, and that it will apparently continue to use NVIDIA hardware inside. Recently news concerning the AR...
11:09 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Roku's iOS app updated with user video streaming
Roku introduced the "Play on Roku" feature to broadcast still images and music from mobile devices to its set-top box late last year, and now it's iOS app has added video support to the mix. Currently...
10:55 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Toshiba Excite Write review, Xbox One unboxed, Google's eventual downfall, and more!
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...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Isis Mobile Wallet teams up with American Express for nationwide rollout
Isis is gearing up to expand its Mobile Wallet service nationwide in the coming months, but its plans don't end there. The company has just announced that it's teaming up with American Express to brin...
09:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Dell unveils Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks with Haswell inside
Dell's Haswell-based Latitude laptops have been a tad on the chunky side so far, but the company is making amends by quietly launching its new Latitude 7000 series Ultrabooks. Both the 12.5-inch E7240...
09:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Acer to expand its Android and Chromebook lineup, offer fewer Windows devices
Historically, most of Acer's device lineup has been focused on Windows products -- it's the fourth-largest PC maker, after all -- but a less-than-pleasant second quarter seems to have given the compan...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Lavabit, supposedly Edward Snowden's email service of choice, shuts down
It looks like Edward Snowden is going to have to find a new email service as the one he supposedly used -- Lavabit -- has abruptly closed its doors. The company's owner, Ladar Levison, posted an open ...
08:41 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Lavabit, reportedly Edward Snowden's email service of choice, shuts down
It looks like Edward Snowden is going to have to find a new email service as the one he supposedly used -- Lavabit -- has abruptly closed its doors. The company's owner, Ladar Levison, posted an open ...
08:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 reportedly coming to the UK August 28th
We were pleasantly surprised by the latest version of the Nexus 7, which landed in the US at the end of July. A little more patience has been required of Nexus fans on the other side of the pond, howe...
08:18 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The day Google died
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.One day, Google will not be the technology giant that it is today. C...
07:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Werner Herzog directs documentary on dangers of texting and driving for It Can Wait campaign
AT&T recently recruited none other than Werner Herzog to direct some short videos for the "It Can Wait" campaign to curb texting and driving, but their collaboration hasn't ended there. The campai...
07:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft wants to give callers email-like 'important' flag
If you get a lot of work-related email, there's a good chance that you've seen the misuse of priority tags -- potluck dinners are suddenly as vital as company-wide meetings. It's with a sense of dread...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Phones, phones, phones, everybody's got phones, phones, phones. The lines between the Classic and Mobile podcasts continue to blur, as the bulk of the week's news once again falls firmly within the ha...
06:28 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 get the green light from the Department of Defense
Some good news for the phone makers in Waterloo: the US Defense Information System Agency is OK-ing BlackBerry's first two BB10 handsets for use on Department of Defense networks, confirming that the ...
05:59 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft patent application details Illumiroom-like projection system
Normally, patent applications have us guesstimating at future implementations, but not so with this particular Microsoft filing. The USPTO doc, which surfaced just today and dates back to February 201...
05:35 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget LG G2 confirmed to arrive on Three and O2 in the UK
Following the formal reveal of the LG G2 yesterday, UK network Three was quick to report its plan to offer the handset "soon," so we thought we'd follow up with all the other major providers to see wh...
05:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget HTC One XPlus gains BlinkFeed and Zoe Share in unofficial Android 4.2.2 leak
No, the One X+ isn't getting an update to Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 -- not yet, anyway. A round of recent reports have incorrectly stated that an OTA update for the global One X+ has begun rolling out...
05:08 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget HTC One XPlus gains BlinkFeed and Zoe Share in unofficial Android 4.2.2 leak (update)
No, the global One X+ isn't getting an update to Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5 -- not yet, anyway. A round of recent reports have incorrectly stated that an OTA update for the global One X+ has begun roll...
04:52 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Rdio redesigns its Stations feature, promises more customization
It's been less than a week since Spotify showed the world its new Browse feature, and now Rdio wants in on that action. The vowel-skipping music streaming service is revamping its Stations offering, s...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Hisense cuts the price of its Android tablets: Sero 7 LT drops to $79, Pro to $129
While Hisense's Sero 7 LT and Sero 7 Pro tablets were good deals when they first shipped, the competition hasn't stood still. The company clearly wants to stay ahead of the value curve, as it just kn...
04:26 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Casio's new G-Shock watches pack Bluetooth, music remote control
Newcomers like Pebble might be the current darlings when it comes to connected watches, but it doesn't mean that established players are standing still. Back at CES, Casio showed a G-Shock watch with ...
04:02 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Harrods Olympus PEN Art Edition includes a custom Vespa scooter, because why not
Special editions with ridiculously expensive extras must be all the rage among well-to-do gadget fans -- that's the only real explanation we can imagine for Harrods' new Olympus PEN Art Edition. The k...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Aereo continues expansion, plans September service rollout in Miami, Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth
For a company's that's mired in legal red tape, Aereo's nationwide expansion isn't showing any signs of slowing. The streaming service, which uses an antenna / DVR system to deliver local broadcast st...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Aereo continues expansion, plans service rollout in Miami, Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth
For a company's that's mired in legal red tape, Aereo's nationwide expansion isn't showing any signs of slowing. The streaming service, which uses an antenna / DVR system to deliver local broadcast st...
03:14 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' arrives on Netflix UK
Netflix users in the UK needn't look to misty mountains old in order to get their Tolkien fix. Starting today, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is available for your viewing pleasure,...
03:06 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Apple seeks patent to control devices with audio 'hyperlinks'
Remember when Lady Gaga pinged smartphones and, presumably, alarmed dogs by transmitting inaudible, high-frequency audio at a concert with Sonic Notify tech? It turns out Apple's applying for a patent...
02:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Toshiba Excite Write review
It's a tricky thing to name your devices after a verb. And when we say "tricky," we mean ill-advised. That Toshiba could willfully overlook Excite as a magnet for terrible (and terribly negative) puns...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 033: Three men and a Barbie - 08.08.13
What's starts as a "made in the UK" edition soon deteriorates becomes a political and moral debate. Ironically, what could be more British than a bit of casual opinion exchange? Oh, and Barbie goes to...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 186 - 08.08.13
Didn't get enough of the LG G2 yesterday? Good news, that's the focal point of this week's Engadget Mobile Podcast. Aside from that, Brad and Myriam reveal their extended thoughts on the Moto X, HTC O...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Take a look at one of the first Xbox One retail units right here (video)
There are still a few months until its November launch, but the Xbox One is already ready for primetime, apparently. One of the first Xbox One retail units -- of just 20 or so in existence -- made an ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Take a look at one of the first Xbox One retail units (video)
There are still a few months until its November launch, but the Xbox One is already ready for primetime, apparently. One of the first Xbox One retail units -- among just 20 or so in existence -- made ...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Canonical drops Ubuntu Edge price to $695 for rest of crowdfunding campaign
Canonical's Indiegogo campaign for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone had an auspicious start, but it slowed down after the first few days. The Linux developer may have just rekindled interest, however, by dr...
12:09 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's game recording and streaming features not tied to PlayStation Plus
Sony's PlayStation 4 allows any owner to stream, record and share game footage with or without a subscription to Sony's PlayStation Plus service. That stands in stark contrast to Microsoft's admission...
12:03 pm -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget PayPal trials mugshot verification in UK stores
PayPal employees at the company's UK headquarters are tired of having to use traditional payment methods when buying their rocket and crayfish sarnies. It's almost an affront, in fact, so they're push...
11:29 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget NASA details mission to discover whether Europa moon is habitable
With potential oceans flowing below its icy surface, NASA thinks Jupiter's Europa moon is promising candidate to harbor organic life. As such, the space agency and its JPL laboratory are looking to se...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's special edition red laptops coming to the US, prices start at $2,000
Earlier this summer, Sony took its new laptops and put out special-edition versions with a glossy Ferrari-red finish. At the time, those machines were only available in Japan and Europe, but now Sony'...
10:12 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Batman Zing! Whammo! Pows! his way to YouTube's top superhero spot (video)
Bruce Wayne may be on permanent vacation with Selina Kyle, but that hasn't stopped Batman from topping YouTube's list of most popular superheroes. Based on views and amount of content, the Dark Knight...
09:12 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget E-book publishers side with Apple, ask DoJ to scrap new price-fixing rules
Apparently Apple isn't the only company thinking the US Department of Justice's recently imposed remedies against it were "draconian." US publishers HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin and ot...
08:56 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget YouTube founders create Mixbit: Vine-like video sharing with a difference
Social Network-backed video sharing apps are all the rage, and now the biggest boys in school have woken up to the idea. MixBit is the brainchild of Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, better known as the fou...
06:39 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access makes its European debut in nine countries
Three months after Google Play Music All Access debuted in the US and a month after it launched Down Under, the music subscription service has finally made its way across the globe to Europe. Well, to...
05:30 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile gains 1.1 million customers in Q2 2013, ups revenue 20 percent to $6.3 billion
T-Mobile says its UnCarrier changes are starting to reap benefits, as it picked up 1.1 million new customers in Q2 2013. It also managed to keep postpaid churn (turnover of customers on contract) to 1...
04:36 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget IBM Research reveals new silicon chip foundation inspired by the human brain (video)
The brain is an incredibly complicated thing, so much so that scientists have spent years trying to decipher its inner workings. IBM is one such institution attempting to crack the code of the human m...
04:08 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's HT-ST7 soundbar melds HiFi with Bluetooth and NFC for $1,299
As of late, Sony's home theater soundbar offerings haven't catered to the higher-end of the market, but that changes today. The company's aluminum-clad HT-ST7 aims to take on speakers that cost much m...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Sony's special edition red laptops coming to the US, prices start at $2,000
Earlier this summer, Sony took its new laptops and put out special-edition versions with a glossy Ferrari-red finish. At the time, those machines were only available in Japan and Europe, but now Sony'...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Comcast testing cloud DVR app for iOS, brings live TV and recordings to mobiles
Comcast announced plans for cloud based recordings with its upcoming X2 platform rollout, but FierceCable has spotted an iOS app in iTunes that's ready for the feature. Published by Comcast Interactiv...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Comcast tests cloud DVR app for iOS, brings live TV and recordings to mobiles
Comcast announced plans for cloud based recordings with its upcoming X2 platform rollout, but FierceCable has spotted an iOS app in iTunes that's ready for the feature. Published by Comcast Interactiv...
02:44 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget BMW i8 to use smartphone-style hardened glass for noise and weight reductions
We're used to seeing toughened glass on our phones and tablets, where it protects screens from chips and cracks. BMW, however, plans to use the substance on a much grander scale -- the automaker just ...
02:18 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget BenQ ships W1500 projector with wireless 3D video
When projectors are a dime a dozen, they have to do something truly special to stand out. BenQ's newly available W1500 might just pull that off: how does high-quality wireless video sound? The DLP uni...
01:40 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Netflix SuperHD, 3D streaming options pop up on Comcast, Verizon and other ISPs
Ever since Netflix introduced its SuperHD streaming with higher quality 1080p video and 3D support at CES in January, it's been restricted to only ISPs participating in its OpenConnect CDN program. To...
01:40 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Netflix SuperHD, 3D streaming options pop up on Comcast, Verizon (update: gone)
Ever since Netflix introduced its SuperHD streaming with higher quality 1080p video and 3D support at CES in January, it's been restricted to only ISPs participating in its OpenConnect CDN program. To...
01:23 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget Zink's hAppy and hAppyPlus smart app printers cater to gleeful labelers
It's been a hot minute since a new Zink printer made it through the wringer, but here we are staring at the latest duo. Designed to be coddled and cuddled by craft gurus and those who place an excepti...
12:14 am -04 - Thu, August 8, 2013
Engadget TiVo Series 5 'Roamio Pro' and 'Roamio Plus' DVRs pop up in FCC filings
It has been more than three years since TiVo's Premiere platform launched, but it appears the company is finally readying a successor. A pair of FCC filings referring to new TGN-TCD8465 shown above) a...
11:07 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG G2 hands-on, Sony's RX100 Mark II, Oculus Rift's new CTO, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:08 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Infuse 1.3 for iOS adds AirPlay video streaming, web-based WiFi transfers
FireCore's Infuse app is already handy for iOS users who want to play less common video formats; with the 1.3 release, it might prove vital. The new version brings AirPlay, letting viewers push any of...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Volkswagen and Google launch SmileDrive Android app: it makes insufferable commutes sufferable (video)
It surely isn't the first time we've seen a quirky automaker look to the smartphone in order to add a bit of pizazz to the morning drive -- Mini owners far and wide have plenty of inside jokes when it...
08:54 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Vizio unveils trio of soundbars tailored for smaller TVs, starting at $80
Vizio's 42-inch soundbar is all fine and dandy, but not everyone has the TV or budget to justify that kind of audio -- college students, anyone? The company is clearly aware of this problem, as it jus...
08:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Android Open Source Project maintainer leaves role in wake of Nexus 7 open source issues
If you're upset that Google hasn't posted factory images for the new Nexus 7, you're not alone. Android Open Source Project maintainer Jean-Baptiste Quéru has just confirmed that he's leaving h...
08:29 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's Game DVR, TV guide and NFL streaming inoperable without Xbox Live Gold
Microsoft's Xbox One won't allow users without Xbox Live Gold subscriptions to access its Game DVR, touted as one of the game console's most important features. The console also won't allow access to ...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Cox Cable launches personalized Contour experience with iPad app, 2TB 6 tuner DVR
Cox Cable is the latest pay-TV company to relaunch its viewing experience, putting features formerly branded as Trio and Cox TV Connect under the new Contour umbrella. Contour is the new name of its g...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield now has open source software support
We loved NVIDIA Shield's bone stock Jelly Bean OS in our review, but if you're not a huge fan, NVIDIA's now offering a way to dig in and customize your Shield's OS even more. NVIDIA's made the Shield'...
07:20 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 4PM ET!
We're back this week, and again there's no shortage of mobile news to keep our mouths talking -- not that this has ever been a problem for us in the past, right? This time our thoughts are primarily f...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget A weekend with the Cyber-shot RX100 Mark II, Sony's best point-and-shoot camera to date
Last year, Sony's RX100 changed the way many of us think about point-and-shoots. The camera's one-inch sensor enabled brilliant image quality and stellar low-light performance, netting DSLR-like resul...
06:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Texas federal judge declares Bitcoin a currency, says Bitcoin investments fall under US securities law
Bitcoin's been in the news a fair bit lately due to the uncertainties surrounding the Mt. Gox exchange, where one can trade in the digital money for the official currencies of countries around the wor...
06:41 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Unofficial Android update brings Bluetooth support to the HP TouchPad
HP might have abandoned ship long ago, but some developers are still trying to make the TouchPad happen. While successfully running Android on the discontinued tablet (which shipped with the ill-fated...
06:15 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Instagram 4.1 update lets you import videos from your media library
Looks like Instagram is one-upping Vine with the addition of a brand new feature. Available today, the 4.1 version of the social imaging app brings the ability to import videos from your media library...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget PSA: Android Device Manager now rolling out to a handset near you
That new Android Device Manager feature Google announced last week? It's live now, according to numerous tipsters (and several of our own Android-sporting editors). For the time being, the functionali...
05:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit revives Apple's ITC battle with Motorola over multi-touch patents
It's been well over a year since the ITC ended its initial investigation into Apple's allegations that a spate of Motorola mobile devices infringed its patents on multi-touch display technology. Apple...
05:36 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Joaquin Phoenix finds real love with artificial intelligence in Spike Jonze's 'Her' (video)
When sci fi narratives explore artificial intelligence approaching a human level of sentience, they tend to focus on the negative (Skynet, anyone?). Not so with Spike Jonze's new movie Her, a melancho...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S deliveries begin outside of North America, starting with Norway
Tesla's four-door Model S has been trickling into North American garages for a couple of years now, and it seems that production has ramped up enough to finally begin deliveries internationally. Start...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Facebook unveils Trending Topics, makes Graph Search available everywhere in US English
Facebook must be a little envious of Twitter's ability to seize on trends -- it just started experimenting with Trending Topics, a Timeline card that shows the hottest subjects on the social network. ...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: LG Mobile's Dr. Ram-chan Woo on the G2 design and features
Today at LG's G2 launch event in New York City, we had the chance to speak with Dr. Ram-chan Woo -- LG Mobile's head of LTE product planning -- about the company's new flagship. He walked us through t...
04:47 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for August 7: Best Buy gift cards with Xbox 360, Wii U purchases
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...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Currys and PC World now offer same-day delivery to impulsive UK tech shoppers
Brits who can't stand waiting for gadget purchases can swing by a Currys or PC World to pick them up immediately, but that also requires the hassle of visiting a big-box store. As of today, impulse bu...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Bing app suite comes to Windows Phone 8
Have a need for Bing? Microsoft's got you covered. The same suite of apps already available on Windows 8 -- that would be News, Sports, Weather and Finance -- is now ready for your downloading pleasur...
03:51 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG piles on the software features for latest flagship, including 'Answer Me' and Guest Mode
No non-Nexus Android phone is complete without a pile of obnoxious helpful unique software features. LG's G2 is no different; it adds a bunch more customizations and apps to the company's existing sui...
03:43 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG G2 hands-on (video)
We've just met the follow-up to LG's Optimus G flagship, the much-anticipated LG G2. That "much anticipated" comes with a caveat, though: while there's plenty to love about LG's recent premium handset...
03:27 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG G2 vs. the competition: flagship Android smartphones square off
Now that the LG G2 is official, the battle between mid-2013 Android flagships is fully underway. But which wins the war? We've pitted the new smartphone against its biggest competitors in the US -- Sa...
03:17 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG G2 will launch on all four major US carriers
If you were worried that LG might launch an exclusive deal with one of the major US carriers for its new flagship G2 smartphone, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The company just said during the devi...
03:12 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG Optimus F6 and F3 land on T-Mobile
T-Mobile is super excited about getting the LG G2, but the Korean manufacturer's new flagship isn't the only handset coming to Big Magenta. The Optimus F3 and F6 will also be coming to the carrier. Th...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG G2 officially announced: 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800, coming to four major US carriers
After months of leaks and rumors, it's finally time for us to take a look at the real LG G2. The successor to last year's Optimus G was just officially announced and, as you have come to expect from t...
03:03 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG G2 officially announced: 5.2-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 800, new rear design
After months of leaks and rumors, it's finally time for us to take a look at the real LG G2. The successor to last year's Optimus G was just officially announced and, as you have come to expect from t...
02:58 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG G2 launch liveblog!
Sure, we know a thing or two about the G2 already: its name, for one, that Snapdragon 800 chip under the hood and, well, what it looks like. That's not a bad start, but at today's event in NYC, LG's e...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LG's G2 launch is livestreaming right here (video)
Granted, we've already heard a thing or two about what LG might be launching at today's event, but let's face it, you never know for sure until the company hits the stage. So, while you're following a...
02:18 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Sony rolls out updates for its Walkman, Movies and Album apps (video)
Starting today, Sony is rolling out updates for three of its media apps: Walkman, Album and Movies. Across the board, the most notable change is that each of the apps will now have enhanced integratio...
02:08 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift hires Doom co-creator John Carmack as Chief Technology Officer
It turns out that Doom co-creator John Carmack is more than just a virtual reality fanatic -- he's joining the company that's leading the most recent VR revolution, today announcing that he's taking t...
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Adobe Reader 11 for iOS adds PDF conversion, but it'll cost you
When we're not wandering through an eerie wilderness or virtually feng shuing our pads, life occasionally calls for us to be productive on our mobile devices. To ensure we are, Adobe has updated its R...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Finding passwords saved by Google's Chrome browser is surprisingly easy
Most browsers will ask if you want your passwords saved so when you're next jumping around the web, logging in to sites is that little bit easier. Now, you'd like think those passwords are squirreled ...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Finding passwords saved in Chrome is surprisingly easy
Most browsers will ask if you want your passwords saved so when you're next jumping around the web, logging into sites is that much easier. Of course, you'd like think those passwords are squirreled a...
01:38 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Finding passwords saved in Chrome is surprisingly easy, Google security lead sees no issue
Most browsers will ask if you want your passwords saved so when you're next jumping around the web, logging into sites is that bit easier. Of course, you'd like think those passwords are squirreled aw...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon Appstore now accepts web apps
The Amazon Appstore is no longer just for native Android apps -- starting now, the retailer will also take HTML5-based web apps. Developers can build content using any off-the-shelf tools; Amazon wrap...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 3,200 x 1,800 ATIV Book 9 Plus looks to arrive August 20th for $1,400
Samsung generated some buzz last month with its ATIV Book 9 Plus sporting a res-tacular 13.3-inch, 275 ppi touchscreen display, but left people asking "when" and "how much?" Retailer B&H Photo-Vid...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 3,200 x 1,800 ATIV Book 9 Plus listed for $1,400, shipping August 20th
Samsung generated some buzz last month with its ATIV Book 9 Plus sporting a res-tacular 13.3-inch, 275 ppi touchscreen, but left people asking "when" and "how much?" Retailer B&H Photo-Video seems...
11:46 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Casio launches EX-ZR800 compact in Japan with 5-axis image stabilization
With the smartphone hordes banging at their gates, compact camera manufacturers are being forced to up their games. As such, Casio's just launched a 16-megapixel, 18X zoom EX-ZR800 Exilim engine-equip...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK confirms 4G network to launch August 29, plans start at 26 a month
Vodafone UK has just announced its 4G network rollout will begin on August 29th, with London to be the first city to go live. Twelve more locations will get switched on before the end of the year, inc...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK confirms 4G network to launch August 29th, plans start at 26 a month
Vodafone UK has just announced its 4G network rollout will begin on August 29th, with London to be the first city to go live. Twelve more locations will get switched on before the end of the year, inc...
10:46 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Piksi brings half-inch GPS accuracy to Kickstarter for $900
Though a shade under a grand might seem quite a sum for a little chip, so-called RTK (Real Time Kinematic) GPS systems normally run ten times that. To bring such tech down to earth, Piksi has launched...
10:46 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Piksi brings half-inch GPS accuracy to Kickstarter for $900 (video)
Though a shade under a grand might seem quite a sum for a little chip, so-called RTK (Real Time Kinematic) GPS systems normally run ten times that. To bring such tech down to earth, Piksi has launched...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget 3D Systems buys collaborative software maker TeamPlatform
You might say that, aside from the whole 3D printing thing, 3D Systems is in the acquisition game. The company's spent much of the past few years snapping up smaller brands like there's no tomorrow. A...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon now offering games and other software for download in the UK
Folks in the US have had the the ability to download software for their PCs and Macs purchased from Amazon for years, and now the etailer has launched the same service in the UK. From today, you can d...
09:29 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget /blink: 1994 - 2013
As much as we'd thought that blinking text had already gone the way of our first Angelfire fanpage, it's only now that the much-loathed HTML tag has met its maker. Firefox 23 has officially axed suppo...
08:49 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 500 arrives in the UK, dual SIM and NFC versions incoming
So, it's not the new HTC some in the UK might have been hoping for, but the Desire 500 is officially heading west. The 4.3-inch, 1.2 GHz, quad-core device that first popped up a couple of weeks back w...
08:26 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Boundless unveils iPhone textbook app and premium studying upgrades
Boundless has pitched its digital textbook service as the free alternative to expensive college textbooks, but the absence of mobile support and study aids has limited its appeal. The educational star...
07:04 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Heckler Design's iPad Cash Drawer brings minimalism to sales terminals
Carrying cash can be a drag, but it's often an even bigger nuisance for shopkeepers with iPad point-of-sale terminals. Because of a focus on swiping plastic, storage solutions for your dollar bills ta...
06:09 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Google, IBM and NVIDIA partake in OpenPOWER Consortium, a dev group for data centers
It's a rare occurrence to see Google, NVIDIA and IBM working lockstep towards a common goal, but the aforesaid trio has joined Mellanox and Tyan in order to launch a development group for data centers...
05:32 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp voice messaging updated with one-press record-and-send feature
These days, you don't even have to ring someone, listen to their spiel and wait for a beep when you can just use apps to send voice snippets. WhatsApp, which recently reached 300 million users, has ma...
04:56 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Sony NSZ-GU1 FCC filing hints at a post-Chromecast Google TV
We already heard from Google that it will press forward with its Google TV ambitions along with the new Chromecast dongle, and this FCC filing for a Sony device may reveal what the future holds. Dug u...
04:31 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Yahoo to reveal new logo next month, send off current one with daily tribute
Since taking on Marissa Mayer as CEO last year, Yahoo's kept itself occupied with purchasing Tumblr, giving Flickr a facelift, redesigning its email service, fine-tuning its fantasy sports solution an...
03:57 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 361 - 08.06.13
No more trilogies, folks. Ben wasn't positive at first, but Richard's convinced him it's about quadriliogies now -- at least in the world of Avatar. If only Time Warner Cable and CBS could compromise ...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Lenovo Miix 10 Windows 8 tablet now on sale, slated to ship on August 16th
Remember that "watered-down ThinkPad Tablet 2" we were able to ogle back in June? Eh, don't bother lying -- the Miix 10 name is hitting you as the freshest of the fresh, and honestly, there's no shame...
03:13 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Facebook app update brings Chat, quicker scrolling and more to BlackBerry 10
Heads up, BB10 users: your Facebook app is in need of an update. As in, there's one waiting for you. Facebook v10.2.1 for BlackBerry 10 adds Facebook Chat, enhanced message details, quicker scrolling ...
02:39 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Wirelessly-charged electric buses start public route in South Korea
Wireless charging might seem perfectly suited for smartphones and tablets, but the city of Gumi, South Korea is putting the tech to use with something a little larger: buses. A pair of Online Electric...
02:05 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget LIDAR system uses lasers to detect clear air turbulence before it hits
Fact: turbulence is no fun at all. Aside from the brief moments of bone-deep terror it can cause passengers, clear air turbulence (CAT) can also prove costly for airlines in terms of damages. To help ...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Zoom ships the H6 handheld recorder: six-track recording and interchangeable capsules for $399
Zoom's handheld recorders have long been a solid choice for capturing audio for video, live events and more. Today, the outfit is ready to ship its latest. The Zoom H6 offers six tracks of simultaneou...
01:14 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Twelve South HiRise for iPhone gives iOS devices an adjustable perch
There's an abundance of iOS device docks, but many aren't well-suited to deskside use when they sit too low and limit use of the audio jack. Twelve South's new HiRise for iPhone bucks that trend. The ...
12:44 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget Yahoo hires Google's Zagat chief to lead Flickr
Marissa Mayer may have left Google behind over a year ago, but the Mountain View influence is still trickling into Yahoo. Bernardo Hernandez, Google's Managing Director of Product Management for Zagat...
12:24 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget XBMC for Android adds Airplay and other media features in latest alpha build
One of the key updates to XBMC promised back in March was to fix the open source software's Android capabilities. That's finally arrived in the June and July cycle of the Gotham build, where XBMC for ...
12:24 am -04 - Wed, August 7, 2013
Engadget XBMC on Android adds Airplay and other media features in latest alpha build
One of the key updates to XBMC promised back in March was to fix the open source software's Android capabilities. That's finally arrived in the June and July cycle of the Gotham build, where XBMC on A...
11:58 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget HTC MiniPlus companion device coming to the UK with added functionality
When the HTC Butterfly (better known as the Droid DNA here in the US) launched in China several months ago, it was soon followed by a companion device called the HTC Mini. This accessory -- not to be ...
11:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Tonido Home Cloud gets Chromecast support, lets you stream from desktop to TV (video)
As the dust around Chromecast's surprise arrival starts to settle, expect to see a lot more apps and services get on board. Today's adoptee? Tonido's home cloud software (of recent giveaway fame). The...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Vdio launches in Canada with a smaller catalog
Canadians who love movies (but hate vowels) just received some good news: Rdio has launched Vdio in their homeland. The content and pricing is largely similar to what we've seen in the US, including m...
10:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget LG G2 breaks cover in leaked press photo ahead of official reveal
Sure, LG's set to unveil the G2 tomorrow, but the firm's handset has made a surprise appearance on the eve of its official coming out party. @evleaks has snagged a press shot of a device that matches ...
10:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget LG G2 breaks cover in leaked press photo ahead of official reveal (updated)
Sure, LG's set to unveil the G2 tomorrow, but the firm's handset has made a surprise appearance on the eve of its official coming out party. @evleaks has snagged a press shot of a device that matches ...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget B&O Play previews A9 Nordic Sky edition wireless speakers (eyes-on)
Not to leave its $2,699 A9 wireless speaker stuck with solid colors for the fall and winter, B&O Play's added some limited editions inspired by the natural color palette of Scandinavia. Dubbed the...
10:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated with new People list, UI enhancements
Got an itchy update trigger finger? If so, your Windows Phone is patiently awaiting. Skype for WP8 just been refreshed to version 2.9, which offers up a couple UI enhancements that should be pretty us...
09:50 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Netflix releases trailer for Ricky Gervais' Derek, streaming begins September 12th
A few more of these, and it won't even be news. Netflix is going hard into the original content business, and judging by the outstanding results with House of Cards, we're guessing that it'll be aimin...
09:31 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget White House proposes formation of a cybersecurity insurance market
Back in February, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at beefing up cybersecurity measures and established a 240 day deadline for the administration to hammer out the details. Today, the W...
09:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Level UP: inside Chicago's mall-based teen makerspace
In 1947, the Tucker Car Corporation opened shop at the Dodge Chicago Plant, the one-time world's largest building located on the city's southwest side, a stone's throw from Midway Airport. Half a deca...
08:51 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone App Studio makes it easy to build WP8 apps
Say what you will about Microsoft's ecosystem struggles, but no one can fault it for trying. In an effort to get more developers to give Windows Phone 8 more than a passing glance, the outfit has just...
08:36 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget We'll be liveblogging LG's G2 event tomorrow, join us at 11AM ET!
Speculation is overrated -- or at least LG seems to think so. The Korean phone-maker has already announced that the Optimus G will be succeeded by a handset dubbed the G2, and it's pretty clear that t...
08:18 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Nokia intros App Social Beta for Windows Phone with crowdsourced app suggestions
Nokia may see a surge of Windows Phone apps on the horizon, but it's not waiting for that deluge before it offers further app advice to new Lumia owners. Its new App Social Beta improves on App Highli...
07:54 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop jumps to LTE, lets you run out of free data faster than ever
FreedomPop's namesake free data hasn't been especially fast given its reliance on WiMAX and EV-DO, but the company is taking a big step forward with just-launched support for Sprint's LTE network. Th...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Vietnam decree prevents social media posts from linking to outside news reports
Unfortunately, decrees such as the one just approved in Vietnam are seemingly becoming more common, not less. Similar outcries were voiced after both Iran and Belarus laid down draconian laws about ho...
07:28 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Google Drive updates Docs and Slides with integrated search
It's hardly worthy of any presses being halted, but those interested in minor Google Drive updates should take notice. Google has just updated Docs and Slides to let users select text, click on said t...
07:03 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Vertu Constellation V gets FCC approval, still hasn't been announced
Generally Vertu phones are much flashier in real life than in basic diagrams, but we'll take what we can get -- especially when it comes to phones that haven't actually been officially announced (or r...
06:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Google Search now offers in-depth articles feature to satisfy the researcher in you
According to Google, ninety percent of its queries are for quick hits -- sometimes you just want an answer to your question, get out and go on with life. But ten percent of its searches are from peopl...
06:37 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Mars Explorer Barbie: yeah, Ken's over the moon for this one
Technologically-inclined Barbie's aren't exactly new, but a Mars Explorer Barbie? Yeah, that's worth mentioning. In cooperation with NASA, the "Career of the Year Mars Explorer Barbie" is being "launc...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter for iOS and Android bestowed with security updates, new photo galleries
iOS and Android users should be seeing an update to the official Twitter app on their devices today, and there are a few enhancements to the app's login verification process as well as a few feature c...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 45: Security with Cory Doctorow, John McAfee, Microsoft, the EFF and more!
Welcome to the wild world of security and surveillance. From CCTV to massive government spying initiatives, there's no escaping it. Recent high-profile leaks have served as a sobering reminder of just...
05:52 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Facebook explains its News Feed post ranking process, rolls out story bumping feature to improve UX
Have a love/hate relationship with your Facebook news feed? Sure, that feed serves up plenty of photos and posts from friends and family that you want to see, but there are also plenty of posts you co...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Lightscaping at home with Philips' Hue Bloom and LightStrips (hands-on video)
Earlier today, Philips announced two new add-ons for its app-controlled Hue system: LivingColors Bloom, a standalone portable fixture, and LightStrips, a 6.6-foot LED tape that you can affix to any su...
05:44 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Lightscaping at home with Philips' Hue LightStrips and Bloom (hands-on video)
Earlier today, Philips announced two new add-ons for its app-controlled Hue system: LivingColors Bloom, a standalone portable fixture, and LightStrips, a 6.6-foot LED tape that you can affix to any su...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Apple opens iOS 7 beta to developers, public release creeps ever closer
It seems like Apple just rolled out its iOS 7 beta 4 -- and its bevy of bug fixes -- to developers, but Cupertino is already seeding the next build. The iOS 7 beta 5 is available as an OTA download vi...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Apple opens iOS 7 beta 5 to developers, public release creeps ever closer
It seems like Apple just rolled out its iOS 7 beta 4 -- and its bevy of bug fixes -- to developers, but Cupertino is already seeding the next build. The iOS 7 beta 5 is available as an OTA download vi...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget CBS CEO calls Time Warner Cable proposal 'grandstanding'
If you thought CBS got a little catty yesterday after Time Warner Cable CEO, Glenn Britt, released an open letter to his counterpart at the network, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Les Moonves, released h...
04:35 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget HTC One gets shown off in blue, could land later this year
The HTC One has seen a few different colors in its days -- silver, black and "glamour red" come to mind -- but we haven't actually seen one of the company's flagships in blue until now. It appears tha...
04:19 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Ofcom shows DAB done on the cheap, lays groundwork for digital community radio
While DAB radio is common in the UK, its broadcasting equipment is usually too expensive for community broadcasters. However, Ofcom's Rashid Mustapha has shown that the technology is now within reach ...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Firefox 23 now official with new logo, mixed content blocker
After weeks of testing, Firefox 23 has arrived in completed form -- and it's bringing more than just a new logo. On the desktop, the new release includes a mixed content blocker that prevents insecure...
03:55 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Firefox 23 now official with new logo, mixed content blocker (update: Android details)
After weeks of testing, Firefox 23 has arrived in completed form -- and it's bringing more than just a new logo. On the desktop, the new release includes a mixed content blocker that prevents insecure...
03:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Nielsen study shows connection between TV ratings and Twitter activity
In recent years, social media has altered the way we interact with each other, and according to a Nielsen study released today, it's also changing the way we consume media. While it may sound like a c...
03:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung and AT&T to reportedly exchange water-damaged Galaxy S4 Active handsets
Bummed because your Galaxy S4 Active didn't hold up as advertised while you were swimming laps? Well, it seems like Samsung and AT&T may be offering a solution: a chance to exchange those water-lo...
03:17 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung and AT&T exchanging water-damaged Galaxy S4 Active handsets (update: confirmed)
Bummed because your Galaxy S4 Active didn't hold up as advertised while you were swimming laps? Well, it seems like Samsung and AT&T may be offering a solution: a chance to exchange those water-lo...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget SYNC by 50 wireless speaker hits SMS Audio's store with $200 price tag
SMS Audio, the brainchild of Curtis "50 cent" Jackson, may be known for its pricey headphones, but the company is broadening its horizons with its first portable speaker, which you can now purchase fo...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Philips grows Hue smartphone-controlled lighting lineup with $80 LivingColors Bloom, $90 LightStrips
There's no shortage of home automation solutions on the market, but none can touch the cool factor of Philips' Hue. The Android and iOS-controlled lighting solution consists of a base station that con...
02:13 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Oppo N-Lens render leaks out, looks more smartphone than camera
There's no evidence yet that the budding camera / smartphone hybrid category's going to blossom into a winner, but that's not stopping new entrants from hopping on the bandwagon. We've heard that Oppo...
01:46 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Big Shot self-assembly digital camera kit finally shipping to curious kids
While we were growing up, you had to take things apart to find out how they broke worked. Big Shot camera sets about things the other way around, coming in kit form to help kids know exactly what goes...
01:12 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Google patent launches specific apps through pattern unlock
When you set up your Android phone with a secure unlock mode, it often means giving up app shortcuts. You won't have to make that sacrifice if Google implements a newly granted US patent, however. The...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget TextNow launches IP-based mobile phone service starting at $19 per month
Some people are afraid of commitment, and that includes vowing to stick with a carrier for two years. Thankfully, the list of choices keeps on growing for those who'd rather use contract-free devices,...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget 2014 Chevy Volt to be priced at $34,995
While the price of a Model S may have increased ever-so-slightly, EVs for the rest of us are starting to become reasonable propositions. GM, for instance, has announced that next year's Chevy Volt wil...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Intel targets schools with Atom-powered Android tablets, mad scientist apps
Intel's new education-focused tablets won't stir much envy among the iPad-toting kids of L.A., but they may suit more budget-conscious school districts. There are 10-inch and 7-inch versions, both sim...
12:10 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget NASA to broadcast Curiosity's 1st anniversary celebration on August 6th 10:45 ET
It's hard to believe August 5th marks Curiosity's first year on Mars -- it seems like only yesterday that we were on tenterhooks during the rover's precarious landing on the red planet. Within that ti...
12:01 pm -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: Xbox One will capture game footage at 720p even if source is higher res
One of the many uses for Microsoft's vaunted 300,000 Xbox Live servers for the Xbox One is to power the Game DVR, which lets you record, edit and re-visit your many exploits. Platform chief Marc Whitt...
11:31 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Tesla offering cold weather package for Model S, gouges you for XM satellite radio
Wherever your loyalties lay during Tesla vs. The New York Times, it was clear that the Model S isn't a great fan of cold weather. That's why the company is addressing the vehicle's snow allergy with a...
11:01 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Nintendo 3DS update brings you more Mii Plaza pals with StreetPass Relay
Though StreetPass has proven to be extremely popular, you're much less likely to directly cross a fellow Nintendo 3DS user stateside than in the console's home country of Japan. But thanks to a new up...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon launches Amazon Art marketplace with over 40,000 works
Amazon has just announced the Amazon Art marketplace, giving users access to 40,000 pieces of art from 150 dealers and galleries. Over 4,500 artists will be represented at launch, making the site one ...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon launches Amazon Art marketplace with over 40,000 fine artworks
Amazon has just announced the Amazon Art marketplace, giving users access to 40,000 pieces of fine art from over 150 dealers and galleries. More than 4,500 artists will be represented at launch, makin...
09:41 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget PS Vita firmware 2.6 adds enhanced save management, spruced up UI
We're weary of the PlayStation Vita's constant firmware updates, but what version 2.6 brings to the table makes the patches almost bearable. Not only does it make managing game saves via PlayStation P...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn lands on Nokia Asha touch phones, lets S40 users network like a boss
Considering how popular Nokia's Series 40 handsets are worldwide, it should come as no surprise that the platform is finally getting a dedicated LinkedIn client. The app, which is available on the Nok...
08:37 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Send Me To Heaven gamifies wanton smartphone recklessness (video)
Like to tempt fate? Then you might want to check out Send Me To Heaven, the Android app that uses your phone's accelerometers to track how high it travels when thrown upward. Assuming you don't fumble...
07:54 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Crossbar's RRAM to boast terabytes of storage, faster write speeds than NAND
Hardware makers often sing the praises of their latest and greatest flash memory, but the folks at Crossbar are ready to show them up with resistive RAM (RRAM) that they've been quietly working on. Co...
07:19 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Solar-powered Ubuntu laptop boasts 10-hour battery, 2-hour charge time
A blazing sun and the outdoors don't exactly make for an ideal computing environment -- unless you're toting a ruggedized laptop that harnesses energy from sunlight like the Ubuntu-running Sol. Create...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Kanex launches Slimport to HDTV, MHL 2.0 to HDTV adapters
Fancy taking advantage of the Nexus 4 and new Nexus 7's oft-ignored Slimport feature? Kanex is launching a Slimport to HDMI adapter that'll let you share your smartphone's display without too much pai...
06:46 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Ikea's 2014 Catalog app lets you arrange virtual furniture in your living room via augmented reality (video)
In 2013, Ikea took the plunge into the wide world of augmented retail reality, when it released a companion app to go with its catalog -- to give Swedish furniture fans access to bonus digital content...
05:45 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung trademark filing for 'Galaxy Gear' hints at smartwatch
The evidence keeps piling up for a Samsung smartwatch that has yet to materialize. Most recently, Dutch site Galaxy Club uncovered a US trademark filing for "Samsung Galaxy Gear" that was published at...
05:09 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Pantech Vega LTE-A flaunts fingerprint recognition, 5.6-inch 1080p display
Few phones can take advantage of South Korea's freshly-launched LTE-Advanced networks, but Pantech's just given speed demons a new option: the Vega LTE-A. Though full details haven't trickled out from...
04:40 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Zynga to shutter OMGPOP website on September 30th
OMGPOP has had a rough life under Zynga's wing -- the startup fell from grace as it became clear that Draw Something was more a one-hit wonder than a sustainable profit engine. It makes sense, then, t...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Nikon's Coolpix L620 14x superzoom ships next month for $250
Nikon's Coolpix L820 30x lens camera debuted at CP+ in Japan earlier this year, and now the company's adding another new superzoom to the family, the L620. This more compact flavor drops the focal ran...
03:34 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung ships first 3D vertical NAND flash, defies memory scaling limits
The main challenge in producing higher-capacity flash storage is one of scale -- as density goes up, so does cell interference and the chances of a breakdown. Samsung may have overcome that barrier (i...
03:08 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Dan Deacon's mobile ambitions
Dan Deacon's on the phone, slightly frantic, as we wander the grounds of the Los Angeles Natural History Museum with his manager, in search of a place to shoot. We only get snippets of the conversatio...
02:34 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget SimCity for Mac arrives on August 29th
The splines of SimCity for Mac have been reticulating for longer than many mayors would like, but that's about to change come August 29th, when the game officially hits online servers for download. Th...
01:33 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant channel launches for Roku players
Outerwall promised two months ago that it would offer Redbox Instant on Roku players, and the company is making good on its word by launching that channel today. The subscription movie service is now ...
12:47 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA opens Ann Arbor Technology Center focused on car systems
NVIDIA's no stranger to in-car technology, and the company is increasing its commitment to four-wheeled transportation by opening a dedicated automotive office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The just-opened ...
12:02 am -04 - Tue, August 6, 2013
Engadget Apple to start USB power adapter trade-in program, offer new chargers for $10
Apple is investigating the death of a flight attendant who was electrocuted by answering an iPhone 5 that was charging, and now it's taking a step to ease fears about potentially faulty USB power adap...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 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...
11:44 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget NASA JPL takes a VR tour of Mars with Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni (video)
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory likes to dip its feet in cutting edge consumer hardware from time to time, as evidenced by its trial use of the Leap Motion to remotely control a Mars rover. Well, you...
11:07 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Square app now records and tracks all payments, prints over Bluetooth
Many shops that use Square readers still have to accept checks and gift cards, but they haven't had an easy time reconciling those physical payments with the digital variety. Thankfully, updated versi...
10:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Moto X review, Laptop buyer's guide, Samsung's Galaxy event, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
10:17 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Comcast rumored to have new, less punitive anti-piracy measure in the works
The Copyright Alert System, more popularly known as the "six strikes" policy, hasn't exactly received a warm welcome thanks to the disciplinary measures it calls for (like throttled connection speeds)...
10:02 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (August 5th - 11th)
It's time. After a long wait, AMC's Breaking Bad is back and kicking off its final half-season Sunday night. That's not all however, as a flood of Blu-ray discs come to shelves including Disney classi...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Tor browser for Windows exploit discovered, malware may be gathering info for Uncle Sam
It was just over two years ago that the paragon of internet privacy, the Tor project, decided to build its own browser by forking Firefox. Wired reports that an exploit of that very same browser has b...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Tor browser for Windows exploit discovered, malware may be gathering info for Uncle Sam (updated)
It was just over two years ago that the paragon of internet privacy, the Tor project, decided to build its own browser by forking Firefox. Wired reports that an exploit of that very same browser has b...
08:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Jeff Bezos buys The Washington Post for $250 million in cash
Some big (and surprising) news in the media industry today: The Washington Post has just confirmed that it and its affiliated publications have been acquired by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million ...
08:15 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget High fidelity: Inside John Vanderslice's Tiny Telephone analog studio
"There are a lot of records that I love that clearly have a Pro Tools imprint of them that just sound like sh**," answers John Vanderslice, excitedly. Though that last part really goes without saying....
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable CEO vows to end CBS blackout, proposes a-la-carte pricing
Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt today sent an open letter to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves today, expressing a desire to resume negotiations and end the current programming blackout. In the document, which...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable CEO vows to end CBS blackout, proposes a-la-carte pricing (update: CBS calls proposal a 'sham')
Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt today sent an open letter to CBS CEO Leslie Moonves today, expressing a desire to resume negotiations and end the current programming blackout. In the document, which...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Bing for Windows Phone 8 update brings simpler views, richer at-a-glance results
Microsoft has spent the past several months refining Bing results on the web and the desktop. Now, it's Windows Phone 8's turn. An upcoming Bing refresh for the platform will reduce the search filters...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget HTC teases 'big things ahead,' likely referring to One Max
Remember when HTC decided to add its own contributions to the One Mini rumor mill by using its own infographic? It seems the Taiwan-based company is following the same trend with the HTC One Max, a de...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget HTC teases 'big things ahead,' likely referring to One Max (updated)
Remember when HTC decided to add its own contributions to the One Mini rumor mill by using its own infographic? It seems the Taiwan-based company is following the same trend with the HTC One Max, a de...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: summer 2013 edition
At last: the laptop buyer's guide we wanted to write three months ago. You see, when it came time to publish our spring edition, Intel was on the cusp of releasing its fourth-generation Core processor...
06:40 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter opens to Canadians, projects launch to public on September 9th
We've known for some time that Kickstarter would finally be opening itself up to Canadian-based projects this summer, and we now know exactly when that will happen. Kickstarter has just announced that...
06:32 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Apple to restore most remaining Dev Center services this week
Apple and its developer community have had a few rough weeks: hackers struck Apple's Dev Center in mid-July, and the company's efforts to both recover and rejuvenate the portal have been slow going. T...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Battlefield 4's Battlescreen map exclusive to next-gen and PC, Battlelog now fully web-based
In holiday 2011, while fans of both the Call of Duty and Battlefield series were gearing up for virtual war, the publishers behind each megafranchise were gearing up for a different type of virtual wa...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Moto X review
One year ago, Motorola, fat and fed by its Google acquisition, inched quietly into a silicon-spun cocoon to gestate. The subsequent passage of time allowed it to transmogrify and re-emerge a thing of ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget MSI unveils lightweight GS70 gaming laptop, hopes to take Razer's crown
MSI tentatively entered the world of thin and light gaming laptops with the GE40. With the newly launched GS70, the company is leaping in with both feet. The 17.3-inch portable is clearly built to tak...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget IRL: Mint.com and Incipio's Feather case for the Retina MBP
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's about t...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget YouView adds World TV Boosts for Afrikaans, Arabic and Japanese
YouView's catch-up programming has remained mostly UK-centric so far, but TalkTalk is adding some diversity with a trio of World TV Boosts. The new Arabic TV, JSTV and kykNET TV packs give viewers a ...
02:43 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Unofficial Amber ROMs emerge for Nokia Lumia 820 and 920
If you're a Nokia Lumia 820 or 920 owner, you now have a chance to try the Amber update a little early. WindowsMania.pl has posted unofficial ROMs (820, 920) that upgrade international versions of th...
02:11 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for August 5: Dell Inspiron Laptop, 22-inch LG LED 1080p 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...
01:35 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm UK adds more content for kids with films and TV from NBCUniversal
Last week, Lovefilm snapped up some additional content of the cultured kind -- Man v. Food withstanding -- for adults to enjoy. The streaming service is kicking off this week by adding yet more films ...
01:01 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Netflix profiles won't work via Windows Media Center plugin
Netflix's user profiles haven't seen a full roll out yet, but they're already causing snags with certain users. Specifically, the new feature isn't compatible with Windows Media Center. Attempting to ...
12:41 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Lab-grown burger tasted at event in London, said to require ketchup
A couple of tasters, who claim they're unpaid and impartial, are currently chomping their way through some very expensive artificial flesh at a publicity event in London. According to the BBC's scienc...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Adidas miCoach X_Cell hits FCC, looks ready to track your sporting life
Judging by a recent FCC application, Adidas is about to add a new player to its miCoach lineup: the X_Cell performance monitor. According to the manual, the wee device can either be worn on your cloth...
12:19 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung 'Unpacked Episode 2' scheduled for September 4th in Berlin
The second installment of Samsung's 2013 "Unpacked" event series is scheduled for the first Wednesday in September, just before the annual IFA consumer electronics show kicks off in Berlin. As the ske...
12:06 pm -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget First Canon 7D RAW video shown courtesy of Magic Lantern
If you've been lustfully eying the latest DSLR models, you want to give your trusty Canon 7D another look. The popular, but aging semi-pro model has been given the RAW video treatment from Magic Lante...
11:16 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Nintendo gobbles up $4 million in a month with new 3DS StreetPass games (video)
Apparently a lot of people have followed the white rabbit hawking Nintendo's new 3DS StreetPass games, because the four new titles have moved like gangbusters. Nintendo sold $4 million worth of Mii Fo...
10:48 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget GaymerX panel reflects on LGBTQ themes in video games, overcoming public reaction
As video games continue to search for their voice and place in cultural relevancy, they tackle new subjects and issues facing contemporary society. Ten years ago, the world was an entirely different p...
10:02 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Leaked manual for LG G2 confirms nano-SIM slot, no fingerprint reader
The LG G2. We already know plenty about its rear-mounted volume controls, funny cases and passion for classical music. We've even seen a video of the 5.2-inch 1080p handset in the flesh. But a questio...
09:01 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Google adds touch controls to experimental version of Chrome
The latest build of Canary, the bleeding-edge test-bed for Google Chrome, reveals that the company is working on touch-centric features for its desktop browser. By swiping left and right, for instance...
08:09 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget WSJ: China investigating Foxconn and others over river pollution
Infamous gadget manufacturer Foxconn is in the news once again after Chinese authorities alleged that the company has been dumping heavy metals into local rivers. Environmental regulator Ding Yudong b...
07:16 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Feedly goes Pro: $5 per month for better search, security and more
Log into your free 'n easy Feedly RSS service this morning and you may be offered the opportunity to make it less free, but potentially even easier to use. An upgrade to Feedly Pro will normally cost ...
07:16 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Feedly goes Pro: $5 per month for better search, security and more (update: sold out)
Log into your free 'n easy Feedly RSS service this morning and you may be offered the opportunity to make it less free, but potentially even easier to use. An upgrade to Feedly Pro will normally cost ...
05:57 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget GooPhone and LG to offer first tri-SIM smartphones using MediaTek chips
Dual-SIM phones are handy in regions where international travel and prepaid service are common, but even those devices aren't always enough for jetsetters. Thankfully, GooPhone and LG have come to tho...
04:01 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Spotify brings curated playlists to Android and iOS
Sick and tired of picking your own music to play all the time? Spotify's been working to up its recommendation game, through the launch of features like social and Discover, now pushing things even fu...
02:57 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget How would you change Toshiba's Satellite U845?
We feel for engineers who have to build budget machines. After all, with a limited component budget, do you splash out on a long battery or a better keyboard? Toshiba's Satellite U845 was designed to ...
01:46 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of July 29th, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ma...
01:35 am -04 - Mon, August 5, 2013
Engadget HTC denies sale rumor amid poor Q3 outlook
Poor HTC just can't get a break. Earlier this week, EE Times' famed Chinese analyst Alice Sun posted a rather worrying rumor on Sina Weibo: apparently HTC chairwoman Cher Wang is giving up making mobi...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Moto X preview, Nexus 7 review, Chromecast review, and more!
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 ...
10:03 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Switched On: The camera phone
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In that human-behavior lab known as the New York City subway, a vacationing family recently sought to get in a group se...
09:13 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Microsoft slashes Surface Pro price for the month of August, 64GB model down to $799
Thought the Surface RT's $150 price drop was enticing? Hold on to your wallet: Microsoft's at it again. Over the weekend, Redmond quietly took $100 off of both its 64 and 128GB Surface Pro slates, bri...
07:42 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget DataWind Ubislate 3G7 mystery tablet visits FCC with HSPA in tow
DataWind's no stranger to making inexpensive tablets (India's Aakash immediately comes to mind) but to date its products (including the iconic PocketSurfer) have only featured 2G connectivity -- in ad...
06:39 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget YouTube opens live streaming to channels with as few as 100 subscribers
Not a YouTube partner? That's okay -- Google's streaming video outfit is letting you access some of its premium features anyway. In a recent blog post, the company announced that it will be lowering t...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget The After Math: Moto X edition
Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.Motorola's got wood! Or at least that's what it said (and eventually unsa...
05:28 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget HTC One Max reportedly surfaces in photos with 5.9-inch display
Word of the HTC One Max first surfaced in a leaked document from UK carrier O2, but now the phone seems to be making an appearance in the flesh. Taiwanese site ePrice has gotten its collective mitts o...
04:10 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Sony keeps the MMORPG flame alive with EverQuest Next and EverQuest Next Landmark
If you thought Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) was done with the EverQuest brand, well, think again. The company has come up with a successor to the classic MMO with EverQuest Next (EQN), which aims t...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: zero-distortion mirror, stem cell hamburger and a tent that fits in a sneaker
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.It's been a big week for planes, trains and automobiles as ...
12:37 pm -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget First Red Dragon 6K footage shown, boasts three more stops DR (video)
After a considerable delay from its slated late 2012 release date, the 6K Red Dragon sensor is finally ready -- and it seems to have been worth the wait. The first test footage (after the break) has c...
10:43 am -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget NetZero strikes deals to use Sprint LTE and Verizon 3G
We like the idea of NetZero's budget-friendly mobile broadband -- just not its use of Clearwire's small, aging WiMAX network. The provider should soon take care of that problem through new MVNO agreem...
07:55 am -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Folder flaunts its dual-screen flip design for the camera
Samsung may have already spoiled the Galaxy Folder's upcoming launch, but it hasn't given us a peek at a real, live device. Contributors to Clien.net's forums claim to have what we're missing, however...
05:45 am -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Blackmagic drops Cinema Camera price to $1,995
Do you like the prospect of shooting 2.5K video with Blackmagic's Cinema Camera, but turn pale at spending $2,995 for the privilege? We have good news: Blackmagic just dropped the pro video camera's p...
02:46 am -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best retro gaming / homebrew machine?
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 Brady, who just wants to play NBA Jam, ...
01:30 am -04 - Sun, August 4, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of July 29th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought overwhelming support for MoDaCo.Switch on the GS4, new m...
11:57 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Tentative Samsung smartwatch design unearthed in Korean patents
While Samsung hasn't been shy about its desire to build a new smartwatch, we've had few clues as to what that wristwear could look like. However, Moveplayer has uncovered a trio of Korean design paten...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 8.3.13: giant robot 'crabsters,' walking planes and a year on Mars
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.We didn't intend for there to be a theme this week, but there is. It's been all about unusual craft this...
07:08 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Obama vetoes ITC ban on some AT&T-compatible iPhones and iPads
Remember that ITC ban on the import, sale and distribution of some AT&T-compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G models Samsung won in June? The Obama administration has officially veto...
07:08 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Obama vetoes ITC ban on some AT&T-compatible iPhones and iPads (Update: Samsung responds)
Remember that ITC ban on the import, sale and distribution of some AT&T-compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G models Samsung won in June? The Obama administration has officially veto...
07:08 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Obama vetoes ITC ban on older AT&T-compatible iPhones and iPads (Update: Samsung responds)
Remember that ITC ban on the import, sale and distribution of some AT&T-compatible iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G models Samsung won in June? The Obama administration has officially veto...
05:32 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Asus reveals ROG TYTAN G70 gaming desktop
Didn't snag one of the ROG TYTAN G30s ASUS announced in June? Don't sweat it because the Taiwanese manufacturer has already one-upped itself, combining the transforming case of last year's TYTAN CG889...
03:41 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Facebook reveals Bug Bounty numbers, has awarded over $1 million in reward
Facebook wants you to know it's taking security seriously -- enough for Zuckerberg and Co. to pay out over $1 million in reward within two years for its Bug Bounty program. According to a recent blog ...
01:16 pm -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Watch live: Japanese space launch sends Kirobo up to the ISS (video)
You love robots, and you love rocket launches... right? So, you're going to want to watch the double whammy this afternoon we're guessing. That cutesy little Kirobo fella is making his way up to the I...
11:51 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Catch Notes to hang up its boots on August 30th
Catch Notes never quite caught on as much as Evernote did, but we'll bet its loyal users will still be upset to know it's shuttering on August 30th. An announcement posted on the company's website rev...
09:04 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget #Leaving: Chris Messina exits Google for NeonMob's digital art platform
If it weren't for Chris Messina, #FirstWorldProblems wouldn't exist. Since creating hashtags back in 2007 as way of grouping online conversations, he's spent his time focusing on design and the open w...
06:26 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget John Carmack says Armadillo Aerospace is in 'hibernation' following setbacks
Armadillo Aerospace was once at the forefront of efforts to foster private spaceflight, but it has been quiet ever since its STIG-B rocket crashed in January. We're now learning why: founder John Carm...
03:49 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry 10.2 resources suggest A10 smartphone may ship as the Z30
Many rumors surrounding BlackBerry's first big smartphone, the Aristo, have only made references to an A10 model number. However, we're now learning that even the A10 badge may just be a codename. Cra...
02:17 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Report: Verizon, Vodafone and BT gave UK government unlimited access to undersea network cables
PRISM isn't just for US agencies -- last month it was revealed that the UK's Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) has been using the program to collect emails, photos and video content from an...
01:19 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget OpenGlass uses Google Glass to identify objects for the visually impaired (video)
Dapper Vision's OpenGlass project sees Google Glass' camera as useful for more than just hands-free pictures -- it's a tool for interpreting the world around us. To show that potential, the two-person...
12:45 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Google Play Edition smartphones start receiving Android 4.3
If you were wondering just how long it would take the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 to get Android 4.3, we can now tell you: not long at all. Owners of both devices report...
12:45 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget Google Play Edition smartphones start receiving Android 4.3 (updated)
If you were wondering just how long it would take the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 to get Android 4.3, we can now tell you: not long at all. Owners of both devices report...
12:27 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget OUYA offers $13.37 store credit as mea culpa to Kickstarter supporters
If you were a die-hard Kickstarter supporter of OUYA, you might have had your feelings hurt to know the Android console was actually available for retail before you got yours in the mail. It looks lik...
12:00 am -04 - Sat, August 3, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 08.02.2013
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...
11:05 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Vine updates Android app with push notifications and more sharing options
It's the freakin' weekend, baby, and Vine has an app update for its most loyal Android users. (Actually, any Android user that has access to v4.0 or higher.) Semantics aside, the outfit's app has just...
10:42 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Leaked photos: Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini is headed to Verizon
Here is it: the Galaxy S4 Mini... for Verizon? As of now, Samsung's smaller Galaxy S4 sibling is an international-only device; in other words, no US carriers have officially signed on to offer it. Tha...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget The first Moto X TV spots hit the snooze button in more ways than one (video)
When it came to the Moto X, Google gave us a masterclass in how to build hype, but sustaining it is proving to be a much trickier endeavor. Motorola recently debuted two new commercials on its Youtube...
09:08 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable loses CBS channels, CBS says first time dropped from cable
Earlier this week negotiations between CBS and Time Warner Cable broke down and, for a few minutes, resulted in channels (CBS in some areas including New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas, plus Showti...
08:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 354 - 08.02.13
Get ready, folks. This week it's a party, with Ben Gilbert and Dana Wollman in the guest host seats. We start off the podcast with our initial Moto X impressions, then discuss the new Nexus 7 and Andr...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Made in the USA... sort of
Motorola has been doing its best to build some buzz around the Moto X, which launched this week. As a smartphone, the X is decidedly middle-of-the-road. It boasts specs and a design similar to the Dro...
07:40 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt Live is hitting Seattle August 31st, get your tickets here!
Hey there Emerald City, it's been a while -- around ten months, to be exact. We're coming back Seattle at the end of this month, and this time we're bringing our pals from gdgt with us. We'll be throw...
07:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Google introduces the City Experts program to promote better local reviews
In an effort to raise the bar on local reviews, Google has just announced the launch of the City Experts program, open to Google+ users with at least 50 reviews under their belts. To maintain membersh...
07:31 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Google introduces City Experts program to promote better local reviews
In an effort to raise the bar on local reviews, Google has just announced the launch of the City Experts program, open to Google+ users with at least 50 reviews under their belts. To maintain membersh...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Aviary for iOS update adds Instagram and email sharing options, extra magic
Aviary has certainly been busy over the past couple of months, having recently overhauled its photo-editing app for Android, as well as launching on Windows Phone 8. Fortunately, the industrious compa...
06:58 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget ASUS' 31.5-inch PQ321 4K monitor gets reviewed: pricey, but luscious
Let's be honest: almost no one expected one of the world's first 4K monitors to be ho hum. After all, it has eleventy gazillion pixels. Er, a native 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, but close enough. The gur...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Nokia intros Photo Transfer for Mac to back up shots from special image modes
It's easy for Mac users to back up regular photos from Lumia phones, but not the shots taken using Nokia's special modes -- iPhoto can't handle the raw data from Cinemagraph, for example. Nokia's new ...
05:59 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Yahoo adds Rockmelt to its stable of acquisitions
The Yahoo acquisition train just keeps on rolling! Rockmelt, the social browser news portal social content discovery service will be joining a growing cadre of properties that Marissa Mayer has snatch...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Google intros Android Device Manager to help you find that missing handset
Frequently lose your phone? Yeah, join the club. Don't worry, Google's got a fix. Android Device Manager will be available later this month for phones with 2.2 or later, letting you ring your phone at...
05:27 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: the new Nexus 7, the Leap, and two-step authentication
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...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget OUYA founder and CEO Julie Uhrman on the Motorola StarTAC and fitness gadget dependency
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 freshly transcribed edition of our regular smatterin...
04:38 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Editorial: Is Chromecast the little dongle that could change things?
It is sold out at Amazon. It is sold out at Best Buy online. It is sold out at the 16 Best Buy stores closest to my home in North Carolina. The nearest Best Buy availability is in Roanoke, Va. (Amazon...
04:13 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Anand Chandrasekher says eight-core processors are 'dumb'
In response to a question about whether Qualcomm will create an eight-core processor like MediaTek's upcoming model, Senior VP Anand Chandrasekher told a Taiwanese publication "we don't do dumb things...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Chromecast update breaks root-friendly exploit
We hope you weren't planning to tinker with your Chromecast this weekend. GTVHacker has confirmed that a recent firmware update to Google's streaming media stick plugs the bootloader exploit that man...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Volumental's browser-based 3D scanning project brings your work to the cloud
These days, it seems like everyone and their dog is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund their very own 3D printer, and the market's quickly become saturated with a plethora of models to choose from...
03:17 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile says its Moto X variant will only sell through Motorola at first
While it's well-known that the Moto X will launch on multiple US carriers, it turns out that T-Mobile customers won't have the easiest time buying one -- at least, not at first. The provider's Mike Si...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget DOJ demands Apple terminate publisher deals and rival e-bookstore restrictions
In a decisive move in the legal battle surrounding Apple's fishy e-book pricing practices, the US Department of Justice has issued a proposed remedy aimed at leveling the playing field. The terms of t...
02:48 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget DOJ demands Apple terminate publisher deals and rival e-bookstore restrictions (updated)
In a decisive move in the legal battle surrounding Apple's fishy e-book pricing practices, the US Department of Justice has issued a proposed remedy aimed at leveling the playing field. The terms of t...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 review
For all intents and purposes, eight inches is the new sweet spot for tablets. We've so far seen a few hits with this form factor, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 perhaps foremost among them. It makes sens...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Michael Dell and Silver Lake up their offer for Dell buyout
The competition for ownership of Dell is heating up again today, as CEO Michael Dell and investment outfit Silver Lake have increased their buyout offer for the company. The new agreement raises the p...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 101: Google takes another stab at streaming with Chromecast
Remember the Nexus Q? Yeah, we do too. After coming up short with that streaming effort, Google pulled the wraps off of another attempt to invade living rooms last week. In this week's issue of our ta...
12:55 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Xbox One enters internal beta phase, gets GPU clock speed boost
Plain old civilians like us can't buy Xbox One just yet, but some lucky folks who work for Microsoft already have beta units in their homes. Xbox VP Marc Whitten shared that tidbit, among others, with...
12:34 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Autonet Mobile puts a new twist on the car key (video)
Remember Autonet? The company -- which is best known for providing manufacturers like Chrysler with in-car WiFi hotspot solutions -- is launching a new product designed to replace the key fob and enab...
12:12 pm -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry might re-try the Porsche Design thing with leaked P'9982
Those canny folks at Tinhte may have revealed yet another previously unknown handset, this time from BlackBerry. A leaked image appears to show a Porsche Design version of the Z10, packing what looks ...
11:26 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft tries to patent AR glasses for multiplayer gaming
Remember those "Fortaleza" AR glasses we saw in a leaked Microsoft document back when the Xbox One was still the Xbox 720? It looks like those might actually be a thing, if a patent application from R...
11:21 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Saints Row IV loses 'alien narcotics' mission to gain approval in Australia
We knew the Australian Classification Board had fundamental objections to Saints Row IV. What we didn't know, however, was that these sticking points boiled down to just a single 20-minute side missio...
09:57 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget LG's OLED display production plant is taking shape, will fire up second half 2014
To us, installing some factory equipment doesn't seem like much cause for celebration. To LG, however, it's the first piece of tangible progress made towards getting its new OLED manufacturing line up...
09:16 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Land Rover taps Eden Project to test all-electric Defender's mettle
Land Rover has been tinkering with all-electric 4x4s for awhile, but now the automaker is finally ready to put its petrol-free prototypes to the test: its Defender EV is going to work. An upgraded ver...
08:19 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget FBI turning to private sector to hack phones, exploit unknown security holes
Thanks to the NSA PRISM revelations we've all lost our innocence about government cyber-spying, but how far down that rabbit-hole has law-enforcement gone? Revelations from the Def Con hacking confere...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget BrewBit: the remote temperature monitor for homemade barley pop
Temperature is everything when it comes to fermenting beer. Thanks to a surprise heatwave, our last batch of homebrew went from lager to ale to horrible once we could finally taste it. If the BrewBit ...
06:18 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget PSA: Free iCloud storage for MobileMe users to end on September 30th
All good things come to an end, and for ex-MobileMe users, that end is fast approaching: Apple's complimentary 20GB of iCloud storage for former users expires on September 30th -- this time for good. ...
05:32 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Twitter updates Windows 8 app with multiple account access
While the latest Twitter update for Windows 8 doesn't feature a major overhaul, it adds a handful of useful functions to the app. Perhaps the most notable addition is multiple account sign-in that giv...
04:48 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget J.D. Power: AT&T unseats Verizon as customer care leader
AT&T is the absolute bee's knees in customer care among the big four carriers. That's if you're listening to J.D. Power, anyway, which finds that longtime champion Verizon is no longer the best at...
03:55 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Avatar will have three sequels, next movie is due in December 2016
When Avatar hit theaters in 2009 it was notable not only for its incredible computer rendered special effects and record breaking box office returns, but also as a touchstone for a resurgence of 3D mo...
03:06 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget More than 40 percent of active Android devices now run Jelly Bean, Gingerbread stubbornly holds steady
The last time Google visited Jelly Bean's user saturation numbers, it took the combined efforts of 4.1 and 4.2 to edge out Gingerbread's (v2.3.3 through 2.3.7) hold on the user base. Not anymore; the ...
02:49 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Twitter search upgraded with photo results, recent query suggestions
In case you haven't noticed, text-based search results simply don't cut it anymore -- users are looking for people, pictures and social context. Naturally, Twitter is keeping up with the times, updati...
02:26 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for Windows gets desktop shortcuts for speedier editing
Google Drive is as much about productivity as cloud storage, but it's hard to discover this through a cursory glance at Drive's desktop apps. That connection should soon become clearer, at least for s...
02:11 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Verizon Wireless lowers the bar with 500MB Share Everything plan
Ah, the wonderful world of wireless carriers. You can almost guarantee that if one makes a move, the others will soon follow. We're still hoping that AT&T and Verizon will succumb to peer pressure...
01:52 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 185 - 08.01.13
Yes, we were away for two weeks again, but geez did we get a lot of reviews done. Brad and Myriam are ready to mull over their opinions on likes of the Lumia 1020, HTC One Mini and even the new Nexus ...
01:39 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber's $10 Sports Plus pack gives NFL Redzone some company
When Google Fiber first offered the NFL RedZone channel last season it was $10 per month by itself, but this year it may have a better deal. The new "Sports Plus" pack will vary slightly in different ...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget A cheaper Moto X is coming for prepaid markets, according to Motorola's CEO
Thanks to a number of significant leaks, the Moto X was pretty much a known quantity even before it was officially unveiled; the major exception being the handset's pricing, which we now know is $199 ...
12:43 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft deputizes gamers for Enforcement United beta, awards XP for policing trolls
Microsoft wants you to help protect Xbox Live. With the Enforcement United beta, Redmond is using its customers as a first line of defense against online miscreants. If you make it into the testing po...
12:08 am -04 - Fri, August 2, 2013
Engadget OmniVision details 10.5-megapixel Clear Pixel sensor inside Moto X
Motorola has been hyping up the 10.5-megapixel Clear Pixel camera inside the Moto X, but it's been shy on the sensor's technical details and origins. We now have both: it's the OmniVision OV10820, a 1...
11:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget AT&T to launch international plan exclusively for those studying abroad
If you're a student or teacher looking to expand your horizons in foreign lands this coming semester, the last thing you need is an astronomical phone bill thanks to those nasty roaming charges. AT&am...
10:30 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 08.01.2013
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...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget New update brings Gmail notifications to Pebble for iOS users
Pebble owners who've paired their watches with iOS devices have been lagging behind their Android-using counterparts, at least when it comes to email notifications. A new update for the iOS app, avail...
07:42 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Moto X coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive priced at $190 on a two-year contract
Motorola just made headlines here in the US with the official unveiling of the Moto X, and now it's making waves with similar news in the Great White North. That's right folks, the Moto X is coming to...
07:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Moto X vs the new Droid lineup: fight!
After countless months in hibernation, Motorola has arisen from its deep slumber in a rather major way. The phone maker not only unleashed a full trio of Droid devices last week, it introduced the Mot...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Deck Bluetooth speaker by SOL Republic and Motorola offers 300-foot range, fits in a pocket
Remember that SOL Republic Bluetooth speaker that made a sneak appearance at Verizon's Droid event? Well, it's actually official now and the company wants to ensure its first foray into audio outside ...
06:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Motorola to make Moto X design social with future Facebook poll
Customization -- that's the big story revolving around today's Moto X reveal. When Motorola's breezy, made-to-order Moto Maker site goes live later this summer, AT&T users will be able to sift thr...
06:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Motorola details Moto Maker, the website you'll use to build Moto X (video)
In looking for a way to differentiate its Moto X in a market saturated with mid-range smartphones, Motorola opted to offer unique customization options, with the phone assembled to order at a facility...
06:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Moto X finally official: Motorola X8, 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED, custom finishes, assembled in the USA from $199
Well, you've gotta hand it to Motorola -- the company has managed to build an unprecedented amount of buzz surrounding what's turned out to be a relatively mundane mainstream smartphone launch. The Mo...
06:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Moto X preview: A Google phone assembled with you, the user, in mind
Motorola. A Google company. It's time to commit that to memory. With the Moto X, a 4.7-inch phone going on sale later this summer for $199 on contract, the company has officially started the shot cloc...
06:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Motorola to crowdsource Moto X design with future Facebook poll
Customization -- that's the big story revolving around today's Moto X reveal. When Motorola's breezy, made-to-order Moto Maker site goes live later this summer, AT&T users will be able to sift thr...
06:53 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Apple acquires wireless chip maker Passif Semiconductor
Following its acquisition of HopStop and Locationary, Apple is seemingly on a shopping spree. The Cupertino company just bought Passif Semiconductor, a Silicon Valley-based company that was reportedly...
06:49 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Strategy Analytics: Android claimed nearly 80 percent of Q2 smartphone share
Multiple analyst groups recently gave us a look at second quarter smartphone market share by the manufacturer. Today, Strategy Analytics is breaking down that market share by platform -- and it's clea...
06:38 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Android update to offer Cover Feed for your lockscreen, even if you don't have Home
Facebook Home almost seems like a distant memory at this point, but the company is cooking up new ways to bring some of Home's features to Android users who don't necessary want the full launcher expe...
06:35 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:00PM ET!
It's a big week for reviews here at Engadget headquarters, so naturally we've got Dana for this round. Ben Gilbert will also be joining us to talk about NVIDIA's Shield. You can join us as well, right...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 update causing problems with Nexus 4 handsets, rendering some unusable
While Android 4.3 is a relatively minor upgrade in the grand scheme of things -- bringing restricted profiles and some added graphical grunt to the platform -- it seems that the new OS version is wrea...
06:15 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget HTC One mini passes through the FCC with AT&T-capable LTE
There have been rumors of the HTC One mini coming to AT&T, including a reported press shot from Android Police, but we've seen little in the way of hard evidence. Thankfully, the FCC just gave us ...
05:21 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon Collections: like Pinterest, only for stuff Amazon sells
Amazon has just introduced Amazon Collections, and it appears to go up directly against Pinterest. Indeed, the look and feel of the site is eerily similar to that of the pinning service. Just like Pin...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS arrives in Latin America on Movistar network
To date, Firefox OS has only had a presence in Europe. Now, it's now venturing overseas to Latin America with a launch on Movistar. Both Colombians and Venezuelans can buy the Alcatel OneTouch Fire an...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Street by 50 headphones gets over-ear active noise cancellation
SMS Audio is rolling out the latest addition of its Street by 50 line of headphones (you know, by this guy). The news here is the addition of active noise cancellation, to help you block out unwanted ...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android
Blackberry promised us back at BBLive that we'd see BBM on Android and iOS devices before the end of the summer. Well, we've hit the dog days of August, and while most of those devices are still BBM-f...
04:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry begins BBM beta for Android (update: official comment)
Blackberry promised us back at BBLive that we'd see BBM on Android and iOS devices before the end of the summer. Well, we've hit the dog days of August, and while most of those devices are still BBM-f...
03:47 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget BearExtender has two new WiFi signal extenders for your Apple laptop
Stop worrying: BearExtender is not in the business of enabling the bear population, but rather WiFi signal strengthening. The company's two latest products -- the BearExtender 1200 and BearExtender Tu...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a new Nexus 7, courtesy of CSR Racing!
You've seen the review, now enjoy the real thing for yourself. This week's giveaway centers around the hottest tablet at the moment, the Nexus 7. Our friends at NaturalMotion want to get one into a lu...
02:58 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Apple says iOS 7 will patch exploit that lets rogue chargers install malware
Recently, Georgia Tech researchers discovered an unusual way to attack iOS: a third-party charger with a hidden computer can install malware when an iOS device is plugged in and unlocked. That won't b...
02:18 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget TV shows come to Google Play UK
The British have had access to Google Play Movies for months, but they've been denied TV shows -- an unusual omission given the country's rich broadcasting history. All is now right with the world, ho...
01:48 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Kurt Vonnegut's work joins Kindle Worlds, Kilgore Trouts rejoice
Kindle Worlds has become unstuck in time. Amazon announced this morning that it has wrangled a license for Kurt Vonnegut's work, bringing Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions and the like to the world...
01:18 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield teardown dives deep inside the massive handheld
The folks at iFixit are braver souls than us, taking on NVIDIA's tank-like new gaming handheld, the Shield, in a teardown. Shield's cavernous shell houses a mess of multicolored parts, and hilariously...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Pinterest introduces e-mail alerts for price reductions on pinned items
Pinterest has been a boon for digital scrapbookers, and today, the company is rolling out a new feature to appeal to its bargain-hunting user base. When the price drops on an item you've pinned, an e-...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Pinterest introduces email alerts for price reductions on pinned items
Pinterest has been a boon for digital scrapbookers, and today, the company is rolling out a new feature to appeal to its bargain-hunting user base. When the price drops on an item you've pinned, an em...
01:07 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Motorola Connect and Migrate tools arrive ahead of Moto X event
We thought we knew virtually everything there was to know about the Moto X ahead of its launch later today, but Motorola apparently has a few surprises left -- or rather, had. The company has quietly ...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Xbox One cloud servers offer equivalent to 600 percent AI processing boost claims Forza 5 team
Microsoft already talked up how the cloud component of its Xbox One console will work, but now we're hearing of the benefits from the dev's side. The verdict is certainly positive so far, with Dan Gre...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Xbox One cloud servers offer equivalent to 600 percent AI processing boost, claims Forza 5 team
Microsoft already talked up how the cloud component of its Xbox One console will work, but now we're hearing of the benefits from the dev's side. The verdict is certainly positive so far, with Dan Gre...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Snowden leaves neutral confines of Moscow airport, enters Russia
According to the Associated Press, Edward Snowden has finally escaped his Moscow airport purgatory and arrived in Russian territory. The NSA whistleblower had been granted temporary asylum by the Puti...
12:16 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget German publishers opt to remain in Google News, still expect to get paid
Google said last month it would require German publishers to opt-in if they wanted to continue to be featured on Google News. The AP is now reporting that several have decided to remain on the service...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Netflix individual profile rollout brings up to five unique experiences per account
Netflix is finally ready to deliver individual profiles for its streaming service, meant to satisfy households with shared accounts by providing everyone their own settings, viewing history and (where...
11:33 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Navy enlists UAVs to uncover atmospheric ducts, protect comms
Turbulence. A minor bother for us, but a huge issue for enlisted seamen. So-called "ducts" in the lower atmosphere can wreak all sorts of maritime havoc; trapping radar and causing radio comms to trav...
11:02 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget BBC Sport app comes to Kindle Fire, now lets you filter out Chelsea news
iOS users already had access to the BBC Sport app's customizable "quick links" feature, which provides more direct access to favorite sports, but an update has just taken the idea a bit further. Quick...
10:06 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Leaked Samsung 'Galaxy Folder' suggests return of the dual-display flip phone
It feels like yesterday we were discussing the alleged death of form factor diversity in the smartphone world, and now Samsung comes up with this: a mid-range clamshell called the Galaxy Folder (SHV-E...
09:53 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Dish Network, Raycom squabble blacks out local channels in 36 markets
Apparently it's the season for issues between networks and pay-TV distributors, as Dish Network customers in 36 networks are missing some of their local channels as of late last night. Dish and Raycom...
09:24 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Sharp posts quarterly loss, but sees sales up 33 percent on mobile LCD demand
Despite posting a small 15.36 million yen ($182 million) loss, it would be hard to call Sharp's latest Q1 2013 financial quarter anything but a success after last year's $1.2 billion debacle. After ga...
08:58 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget USB alliance finalizes 10Gbps specification as USB 3.1
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group teased us with the prospect of a 10Gbps USB standard back in January, and it now has something to show for its work: the alliance has finalized its specification under the U...
08:03 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Google Sync support for Windows Phone to be kept alive until December 31st
As it turns out, yesterday wasn't the last opportunity to get your Windows Phone chatting with Google Sync. At the final hour, El Goog decided it wasn't the right time to block new connections for con...
07:49 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Foursquare gives Superusers web links to map editing tools
Foursquare switched to editable OpenStreetMap data for its check-in services over a year ago, but many of its users wouldn't know it when there hasn't been a way to tweak maps through place pages. As ...
07:02 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget HyQ quadruped robot makes its first public appearance in London, steps up with new feature (video)
Unless you actually work in robotics, you probably don't get to see too many mechanical masterpieces in person. If you live in London, however, you've got at least one chance: the Italian Institute of...
06:28 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Sony's Q1 earnings show a $35 million net profit, mobile revenue jumps 36 percent
Sony's first earnings report of the new financial year is in and it's eked out a net profit, albeit a small one. The $35 million net profit is an improvement from last year's results for the same peri...
06:00 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Panasonic unveils 16MP Lumix GX7 Micro Four Thirds camera, 42.5mm f/1.2 lens
There's not much to reveal about Panasonic's Lumix DMC-GX7 since it leaked (nearly) in full just days ago, but now it's official. This 16-megapixel Live MOS shooter is Panny's latest Micro Four Thirds...
05:20 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Apple to use Samsung retina displays on next iPad mini
Earlier this month, there was a rumor that Apple was facing possible delays with its next-gen iPad mini due to supplier issues with an (also rumored) next generation Retina display. Now WSJ is reporti...
04:33 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Imgur for iOS arrives with endless supply of distractions
Slackers unite! Imgur for iOS is now here, giving you one more reason to shirk your responsibilities rather than tackle your to-do list. The release looks an awful lot like the Android version, but do...
03:55 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 12:30 AM ET!
It's hard to argue the fact that it's been an absolutely crazy summer, and the last couple weeks have certainly been no exception. In today's podcast we'll be discussing the Nokia Lumia 1020's stunnin...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Watch Terrafugia's Transition fly and drive in public for the first time (video)
Sure, the Terrafugia Transition took to the skies for the first time at the 2012 NY Auto Show, but it has yet to fly and drive in front of an audience -- until now. The "driveable plane" did two laps ...
03:03 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Google Calendar for Android gets cross-device notification sync
The simplest updates are sometimes the best. See the latest update to Google Calendar for Android as an example: the release adds notification syncing between Android devices, saving the trouble of cl...
02:25 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Nintendo to enable eShop game purchases via PCs and smartphones
Currently, if you want to buy that hot new Super Mario Bros game your coworkers have been talking about, you need to wait until you could get home, power up your Wii U, launch eShop and then purchase ...
01:53 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 360 - 07.31.13
More Google Chromecast news than you can handle? Check. Further discussion about our review of said $35 video-streaming dongle? Double check. If Chromecast isn't your thing, we also cover the likes of...
01:28 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget UK's O2 launches 4G service August 29th in London, Leeds and Bradford
Soon enough, the UK will have more than one choice for 4G data. Come August 29th, O2 will offer LTE in London, Leeds and Bradford, with expansion plans for an additional 13 cities by year's end. Rates...
01:28 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget UK's O2 launches 4G service August 29th in London, Leeds and Bradford (updated)
Soon enough, the UK will have more than one choice for 4G data. Come August 29th, O2 will offer LTE in London, Leeds and Bradford, with expansion plans for an additional 13 cities by year's end. Rates...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, August 1, 2013
Engadget TI intros single-chip DockPort technology destined for laptops and tablets
The DockPort standard is only just getting off the ground with support in AMD's Elite Performance processors. TI could soon make the technology fly, however: its new (if awkwardly named) HD3SS2521 con...
11:15 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget The Daily Roundup for 07.31.2013
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 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget UPS to offer 3D printing service in select San Diego stores (video)
Today, UPS announced its plan to bring 3D printing services to the masses. The shipping company will soon roll out Stratasys Uprint SE Plus printers to 60 locations in San Diego to test out the new se...
10:26 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget The UPS Store to offer 3D printing service in select San Diego locations (video)
Today, The UPS Store announced its plan to bring 3D printing services to the masses. The shipping company will soon roll out Stratasys Uprint SE Plus printers to 60 locations in San Diego to test out ...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The sinister side of the '80s BBS
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.Some of the following, for legal reasons, may or may not be fictiona...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Trakdot luggage tracker now shipping
Remember that luggage tracking device we did a hands-on with back at CES? Well, now you can finally get your own hands around it. Trakdot Luggage has just started shipping. The little box auto-transmi...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget PSA: Windows Phones to lose Google Sync activation on August 1st
Windows Phone users who want to use Google Sync for contact and calendar integration had better act quickly: today is the last day that they can link their handsets to the service before Google pulls ...
07:53 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Google taps film students with Glass Creative Collective
Glass hasn't exactly been revered for its brilliant image quality, but that's not stopping Google from making a push among budding filmmakers. The Glass Creative Collective, a partnership with film an...
07:17 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly testing 'hyper-local' news card for Now
According to a report from Quartz, Google is preparing to launch an improved local news card in Now. The card would be an extension of its existing local news offerings, but would bring those stories ...
07:09 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Canon's 1080p Legria mini camcorder makes it easy to film... yourself
Though we got tired of the word "selfie" in about 1/8000th of a second, it's true that snapping yourself can be tricky, especially on video. Canon wants to aid and abet such vanity with the Legria min...
06:33 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Samsung preps Galaxy S 4, Galaxy S4 Mini variants with seamless dual-mode LTE
It hasn't been easy to bridge differing LTE network types in one phone; ZTE's attempt requires a reboot, for example. Samsung claims to have solved that problem with new dual-mode LTE versions of the ...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: summer 2013 edition
Tablets are virtually tailor-made for our summer vacations, whether we're checking email at the hotel or watching movies during an airport layover. The manufacturers must know this, as there's a surge...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Facebook begins rolling out embedded posts, starting with major media partners
Facebook has plenty of options for integrating with sites across the web. In fact, its share and like buttons were very much at the forefront of the social widget revolution. But, while its friends at...
05:36 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for July 31: 46-inch Samsung HDTV, PNY Compact Flash Drive
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...
05:04 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget UK government considering fines for drivers wearing Google Glass
Wondering what West Virginia and Britain have in common? This. After hearing that a bill in WV would outlaw Google Glass for motorists in the state, a new report from Stuff suggests that the United Ki...
04:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK brings unlimited talk, text and data to Red Freedom Freebee plans
These days, carriers seem to be gravitating towards "less for more" -- as in, giving users less while charging more. For those situated in the UK, however, Vodafone's offering up a new pay-as-you-go a...
04:19 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Fuel3D brings point-and-shoot 3D scanning prototype to Kickstarter
As a seemingly endless stream of companies work to bring the world its first truly mainstream desktop 3D printer, a number of folks are attempting to bridge a fairly fundamental disconnect: how to bes...
03:59 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi unveils Red Rice smartphone in China: $130 for 720p and a quad-core CPU
Xiaomi's talk about doubling smartphone sales over last year sounded a tad ambitious, but it turns out it had a secret weapon. The company just announced the Red Rice smartphone, a pretty decently spe...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Samsung edges past Apple in US smartphone satisfaction study, but reverse is true in Korea
What a difference a year makes. Apple topped American Customer Satisfaction Index's smartphone rankings back in 2012, but Samsung has taken the lead in 2013 by a slim margin. Owners responding to ACSI...
03:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget BSkyB grants Microsoft temporary use of SkyDrive name in trademark dispute, allows it time to rebrand cloud service
BSkyB may have won the trademark case against Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service, but there won't be any renaming going on just yet. Today, the British satellite TV provider has announced that it's re...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 review: a budget tablet that punches above its weight
To some extent, ASUS is a victim of its own success: it gave the budget tablet category a boost with the original Nexus 7, and it now faces a legion of competitors in that space. The company is taking...
02:08 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget US government declassifies documents concerning telephonic data collection
Today brings another victory for transparency as the US government has just declassified three documents pursuant to the collection of telephonic metadata authorized by section 215 of the PATRIOT Act....
02:01 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Trace collects your kick, push, coasting metrics, shares them on social media
If you land a kickflip and no one's around to watch, did it really happen in the first place? Should ActiveReplay secure its $150,000 Kickstarter goal, skaters may never have to grapple with such exis...
01:58 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget The Guardian: NSA's XKeyscore tool is its 'widest reaching' system for collecting online data
Edward Snowden has said that he still has more information about the NSA than what he's already leaked, and we're now getting a look at another big piece of that. According to a new set of documents p...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 14-megapixel WB250 point-and-shoot now posts directly to Evernote
The WB250 Smart camera, Samsung's $179 WiFi-enabled point-and-shoot, just scored a major sharing boost. The pocketable cam can now boot images directly to Evernote. After downloading a software update...
01:25 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Google bringing faster WiFi to 7,000 US Starbucks stores
Google and Starbucks are teaming up to boost WiFi speeds at all 7,000 Starbucks stores in the US. The move, which should be complete within 18 months, is a major loss for AT&T, the chain's contrac...
01:06 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Tim Cook meets with China Mobile in Beijing
After a less than spectacular couple of months for sales in the Greater China area, Tim Cook paid a visit to Beijing to speak with China Mobile chairman Xi Guohua. Apple's CEO was there to "discuss ma...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Commercial Break: an app that tells you exactly when the ads are over
When we're raiding the fridge during a Vikings game, what'd be nice is a push notification just before Adrian Peterson runs into the end zone. Seeing as that's probably not feasible given current tech...
12:46 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Microsoft brings Office Mobile to Android smartphones
The once-mythical Office Mobile for iPhone has been available for a while, but what about that rumored Android version? As of today, it's equally real: Microsoft has launched Office Mobile for Android...
12:28 pm -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Audi S3 Sportback gets built-in LTE, available in other models this fall
Audi was late to the party with an in-car hotspot, but it may have beaten the competition to built-in LTE. High-speed mobile broadband is now a feature available to S3 Sportbacks from July (you'll nee...
11:48 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Quip: a word processor built for the mobile generation
The humble word processor is a pillar of continuity, in a maddening world of change. Or rather it was. Quip is a the latest app that hopes to drag the old-boy of DTP kicking and screaming into the mob...
10:44 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Pwnie Express' Pwn Plug R2 lets you hackproof networks over 4G
Pwnie Express has a knack for stuffing powerful security testing tools into innocuous housings, and this time their flexing that unique talent with the Pwnie Plug R2. Ars Technica's gotten ahold of th...
10:02 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget If you're getting spammed on iMessage, now you can spam Apple about it
You're not the only one irked by iMessage spam -- Apple is too. Cupertino's finally gotten fed up with those pesky spammers and has established an email line to receive reports about them. So, next ti...
09:36 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget FAA approves first drones for commercial operations in US airspace
Insitu's Scan Eagle X200 and AeroVironment's Puma (above) are the first UAVs to snag FAA approval for commercial operations, and they're set to take to the skies later this summer. Prior to this, the ...
08:56 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Moto X set to rock nano-SIM, join exclusive club
And then there were three. What you see above is the Moto X along with its SIM tray and a matching nano-SIM. According to GSM Insider, this picture (which we've enhanced) recently popped up in Hong Ko...
08:24 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Google Catalogs for Android and iOS to be mothballed on August 15th
If window shopping through Google Catalogs is your go-to lunch break pastime, you might want to sit down. Mountain View has proclaimed that the service's Android and iOS apps will no longer be support...
07:58 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget MacBook Air gets gaming credentials through home-built external GPU (video)
The MacBook Air's integrated graphics all but rule it out as a serious gaming machine. However, Larry Gadea at the Tech Inferno forums has found a way to make the Air a powerhouse through an ad hoc ex...
07:41 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Nintendo reports quarterly revenue down, 160,000 Wii U consoles sold
Nintendo has just revealed its consolidated results for the April-June quarter, and they show a significant 3.8 percent decline in sales compared to the same quarter last year -- despite (or perhaps b...
07:41 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Nintendo reports quarterly revenue down, only 160,000 Wii U consoles sold
Nintendo has just revealed its consolidated results for the April-June quarter, and they show a significant 3.8 percent decline in sales compared to the same quarter last year -- despite (or perhaps b...
07:24 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Marvell flaunts its Armada 1500-mini CPU powering Chromecast, lists codecs
Ever since Google TV made the move from Intel to ARM processors, Marvell has been there with its Armada 1500 CPU, providing decoding, power management and wireless support. As recent FCC documents sho...
06:55 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget NODE modular sensor gets color scanning capability
What's a modular sensor without modules? The folks behind Node have released the iPhone peripheral's fifth end cap, the NODE+chroma, a sensor that scans colors, transmitting that data to your handset ...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Phone to Chromecast app streams pics and video, but can't be released yet
Google's $35 Chromecast fared well in our review, but something that could make it even more useful is the ability to stream pictures and video from mobile devices. Users have been able to work around...
06:05 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Pinterest upgrades iPhone app with animated pinning shortcuts
Given its CEO's stance on the importance of mobile, it's only natural for Pinterest to keep polishing its apps. The newest iPhone version, for instance, brings with it an animated shortcut for repinni...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget PaperDude VR resurrects Paperboy with Oculus Rift, Kinect, KickR and a bike
One sad aspect of modern tech is that it's all but ruined our dreams of slinging dead trees for comic book money after school. However, gizmos have enabled a killer sequel to the best paperboy simulat...
05:18 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Federal appeals court rules search warrants not needed to seize cellphone records
Cast your memory back to 2011 and you may remember a Texas judge ruling that the seizure of cellphone records without a search warrant violated the Fourth Amendment. Fast-forward to today, and the 5th...
04:43 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget TWC TV app hits Samsung TVs with VOD access, live TV coming soon
Even as Time Warner Cable's relationship with CBS keeps the tag "it's complicated" the cable company has launched a version of its TWC TV app for Samsung's Smart TV platform. We've seen prototypes in ...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield review
More InfoHands-on with NVIDIA ShieldNVIDIA Shield now $300NVIDIA Shield ships July 31stNVIDIA Shield is a truly strange device. It combines an eight-button console-size gamepad with dual analog sticks...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield review (update: video!)
More InfoHands-on with NVIDIA ShieldNVIDIA Shield now $300NVIDIA Shield ships July 31stNVIDIA Shield is a truly strange device. It combines an eight-button console-size gamepad with dual analog sticks...
03:43 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Xbox brings laughter to all ages with Comedy Central and Nickelodeon apps
Xbox Live Gold customers, get ready for a chucklefest in your living room. Two new apps to tickle the funny bone have just arrived for Microsoft's console courtesy of Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. W...
03:19 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget OpenTable sees mobile payments on the horizon, first in San Francisco
Adventurous foodies are likely familiar with the concept of snout to tail dining, which incorporates the entire animal -- even the exotic bits -- into recipes that stray from the norm. Soon enough, Op...
02:50 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget LG G2 to include ringtones from the Vienna Boys' Choir... yes, really
LG isn't shy about its love of classical music, having once struck a deal with Ennio Morricone to put his tunes on the company's phones. However, we'll still admit to being caught off-guard by its nex...
02:00 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Isis announces national deployment coming later this year
Last time we heard from Isis, the aspiring mobile payments collaboration between three US wireless carriers, its CEO Michael Abbott wasn't willing to discuss the company's future plans in specific ter...
01:28 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Google launches Views hub to showcase Photo Spheres and panoramas in Google Maps
As slick as Android's Photo Spheres can be, they're typically hard to find unless someone posts them for you. Google is making that discovery almost trivial by launching Views, its new Google Maps sec...
12:56 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Google tells some Glass Explorers to invite a friend
Mountain View's kept itself as the gatekeeper for Google Glass with dev signups at I/O and a social media contest, but now it's letting some users spread the wearable computing love. Google+ is lighti...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, July 31, 2013
Engadget Goal Zero's Lighthouse250 Lantern, solar panel tent charge your gadgets alfresco
Keeping your USB-powered gear powered up while camping in the woods or hiking the Appalachian Trail can prove quite a challenge. Solar chargers and backup batteries can help, sure, but when you're alr...