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11:35 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Surface Pro 2 hands-on, Xperia Z1 review, Valve's SteamOS efforts 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 ...
11:05 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone Storyteller app appears in leaked screenshot
@evleaks is at it again. This time the prolific leaker has blasted out a screen grab of an app called Storyteller, which made a Live Tile-cameo in the alleged screencap of a Nokia Bandit, an oversized...
11:05 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Storyteller app for Windows Phone and Windows 8 appears in leaked screenshots
@evleaks is at it again. This time the prolific leaker has blasted out two screen grabs of an app called Storyteller, which made a Live Tile-cameo in the alleged screencap of a Nokia Bandit, an oversi...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Switched On: The why of the 'i' buy
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.For the past few years, the media has met iPhone introductions with skepticism that precedes great sales success. This ...
06:28 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Orbital Sciences becomes second private firm to resupply the ISS
More than four years after winning a contract (along with Space X) to resupply the International Space Station, Orbital Sciences has finally docked its Cygnus capsule with the space outpost. The achie...
04:33 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry starts selling unlocked Q10 and Z10 phones through its US site
It has been possible to snag an unlocked BlackBerry Q10 or Z10 in the US for a while if you've been willing to search around, but you now won't have to. BlackBerry has quietly begun selling unrestrict...
02:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Verizon Wireless website reportedly allowing users to keep unlimited data plans while upgrading
Apparently, now is the time to upgrade your Verizon phone if you want to keep your grandfathered unlimited data plan in tact. According to tips we've received, along with reports from Droid-Life and A...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: inflatable concert hall, Xkuty One electric bike and an E. coli filter
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.Most of the world still runs on fossil fuels, but renewable...
09:54 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (video)
Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a C...
09:54 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget A.I smartwatch is also a standalone Android smartphone (update)
Smartwatches sure are multiplying faster than rabbits. One of the newest devices hoping to make it to market is the A.I Watch: a companion gadget that's also a standalone Android phone, similar to a C...
07:18 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 reaches the FCC with Canada-ready LTE
BlackBerry hasn't said exactly when the Z30 will reach North America, but we now know that it's getting close -- a GSM variant with compatible LTE has reached the FCC. The smartphone supports 4G on bo...
04:21 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Acer Iconia W4 tablet spotted at event with Bay Trail chip, IPS display (video)
There have been persistent rumors of an upgraded Acer Iconia W3 tablet with an IPS display and, quite possibly, a faster Bay Trail-based processor. Those rumors are now reality, as Bouweenpc.nl has ju...
02:25 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best next-gen console projector?
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 "Eager Gamer," who has asked a question...
01:21 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Nokia tablet gets approved by the FCC with AT&T and Verizon LTE
We have to hand it to Nokia: the company faces an acquisition by Microsoft in the very near future, but it's still got a few tricks up its sleeves. The FCC just approved a mystery device known as the ...
12:32 am -04 - Sun, September 29, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 23rd, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought a new LTE phone to Boost Mobile, hints of consolidation ...
10:44 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget US officials accuse Iran hackers of breaking into Navy's computers
Oh, how times have changed. Almost a year ago, Iranian officials claimed the country was suffering from constant internet-based attacks. Now, according to the WSJ, it's Iran -- or hackers working for ...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 362 - 09.28.13
We didn't do it live this week, but boy do we have a great show for you! Brian, Dana and Peter piped in from their respective empty closets sound booths to discuss Amazon's latest Kindles and Microsof...
08:32 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget NYT: NSA moniters, graphs some US Citizens' social activity with collected metadata
Just how does the NSA piece together all that metadata it collects? Thanks to "newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials," the New York Times today shed light on how it plots out the soc...
08:32 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget NYT: NSA monitors, graphs some US Citizens' social activity with collected metadata
Just how does the NSA piece together all that metadata it collects? Thanks to "newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials," the New York Times today shed light on how the agency plots out...
07:32 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget The FTC wants your thoughts on proposed patent troll investigation
Here's a question. Forced to decide, would you rather have a patent troll breathing down your neck, or cuddle up with an entity just as ghoulish that's living under a bridge? The FTC wants your though...
06:41 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Palo Alto to require wiring for fast EV chargers in new homes
Palo Alto is an ideal place for electric vehicles when it's full of wealthy, tech-savvy executives. It only makes sense, then, that the city council has voted in favor of a proposal requiring that new...
04:35 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Steam Controller in use: game developers sound off on the beta version's highs and lows, how it feels
We've only known about the Steam Controller for 24 hours, but it turns out a variety of developers already got a chance to put the controller to use ahead of the lucky 300 beta participants later this...
03:53 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Microsoft outlines 66,539 account requests from law enforcement during first half of 2013
We've covered various transparency reports before, but now the whole notion takes on a different feel in our post-PRISM world. Microsoft's latest report details that it received 37,196 requests from l...
02:14 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Apple and AT&T settle class action for unlimited data claim of original iPad
Another day, another lawsuit finally drawing to a close. This time, a judge has approved a settlement for a class-action lawsuit filed against Apple and AT&T, based on the unlimited data claims of...
12:38 pm -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget The Xbox One hits the road on an international magical mystery tour
If you're still on the fence about choosing between a PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Microsoft wants to help you make your decision. Redmond is taking its next-gen console on a multi-city international t...
09:07 am -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Kaleidescape's digital store adds $2 Blu-ray-to-digital copy upgrades
Kaleidescape arrived at this year's CEDIA event with a couple of fresh news items to accompany its mainstream-adjacent $3,995 Cinema One player. Its online Kaleidescape Store is getting a boost by add...
06:39 am -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Sudanese protesters use crowdmapping to get around internet shutdowns
Like past regimes, Sudan's government is trying to silence protests by periodically shutting off internet access. Activists have found a way to keep everyone informed, however, by launching the Abena ...
03:52 am -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget MLB to use iOS 7's iBeacon for pointing out sights (and seats) in stadiums
Major League Baseball is becoming very iPhone-friendly: it gave iOS 6 users Passbook ticketing this season, and it's now planning a treat for iOS 7 users. A 2014 update to MLB's At the Ballpark app w...
01:53 am -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget Evernote gets physical: Why a software maker's turning to tangible goods
What the hell is Evernote doing selling backpacks and socks? That's a question asked by many yesterday, when Evernote revealed a plan to expand its business well beyond productivity software by openin...
12:18 am -04 - Sat, September 28, 2013
Engadget iMotion 3D controller launches on Kickstarter with dreams of replacing your mouse, we go hands-on (video)
If you thought the Kinect was a brilliant step forward in 3D sensing and you were enthralled by the possibilities of hand gestures with the Leap Motion, then you might be interested in what the iMotio...
11:26 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Distro Issue 109, Valve's Steam Controller, CyanogenMod creator Steve Kondik 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...
09:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Windows app install limit increases to 81 devices starting October 9th
Windows users rejoice: the days of only being able to install apps on five different devices will soon be over. Starting October 9th, apps purchased with a single Windows Store account will be sharabl...
08:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Apple's new iPhones, Loewe's Speaker 2go and Steam Machines
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
08:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget French agency may slap Google with a 300,000 fine for privacy violations
Google has once again found itself in the hot seat over its data practices, and this time, a French agency is sounding the alarm. Earlier today, France's National Commission on Computing and Freedom (...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Bang & Olufsen promises 'second-to-none' experience from new wireless speaker technology
Wireless speakers still aren't usually the first choice of those primarily concerned with sound quality, but high-end manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is setting out to change that perception with its ...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod creator Steve Kondik on the challenges of refining the ROM
On the morning after the Oppo N1 launch, Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik was surrounded by several Oppo ambassadors and tech writers at a hotel lounge in Beijing. It's a far cry from where he started: toying ...
07:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget $35,000 Prima Cinema Player brings movies home as soon as they hit theaters (eyes-on)
Ready to escape the usual crowd at the movie theater and host your own premieres at home? Prima Cinema has an answer, with the minor requirement of $35,000 (and a few other details) to get your home t...
06:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Distro, shutting down...
There are few things more heartbreaking for an editor than turning the lights off on a publication. Unfortunately, today marks the second time I've had to perform that unrewarding task. And while I pl...
06:16 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Apple hires Nike FuelBand designer Ben Shaffer; Cupertino's wearable can't be far behind
A month after after poaching fitness expert and Nike FuelBand consultant Jay Blahnik, Apple has added another former Nike employee to its ranks. Cupertino has reportedly hired Ben Shaffer, who served ...
05:28 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Within two years, every Delta pilot will be using a Surface 2
In an unexpected turn, Delta has informed employees that it will be issuing a Surface 2 running Windows 8.1 RT to every pilot over the next two years. The airline ran an Electronic Flight Bag pilot pr...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Valve announces Steam Controller, a gamepad for its game console
Valve revealed Steam Controller today, a controller for its living room PC-based game console initiative. It's the third announcement this week from Valve, following reveals of SteamOS and Steam Machi...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Stanford's latest particle accelerator is smaller than a grain of rice (video)
Particle accelerators range in size from massive to compact, but researchers from Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created one that's downright miniscule. What you...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Tech journalist Seth Porges on NES awe, Captcha rage and cherry picking Kickstarter
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In this week's installment of our regular smattering of ques...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget China reverses 'ban' on videogames, but there's a catch and it involves Shanghai's free trade zone
Consider this the somewhat end of China's 13-year old (loosely enforced) "ban" on videogames. A new policy issued by the country's State Council amends the language of a prior bill from 2000 which "st...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Global HTC One gets Android 4.3 update, improved low-light camera performance
If you're the proud owner of an unlocked HTC One smartphone, you should now have access to an Android 4.3 update. If you picked up a locked device from a US carrier, you're likely out of luck, but glo...
03:37 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget International science panel 95% sure global warming is humans' fault, urges 'substantial and sustained' greenhouse gas reduction
Global warming is almost certainly the fault of human beings, a new report by the United Nations climate panel states. It offers 95 percent certainty of that assertion, based on "some 2,500 pages of t...
03:13 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget NASA's Curiosity finds two percent of Martian soil is comprised of water
We already knew Mars was blanketed in ancient riverbeds, which points to the existence of water in the distant past. What we didn't know, however, is that H2O exists on Mars in the here and now -- alb...
03:13 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget NASA's Curiosity finds two percent of Martian soil is composed of water
We already knew Mars was blanketed in ancient riverbeds, which points to the existence of water in the distant past. What we didn't know, however, is that H2O exists on Mars in the here and now -- alb...
02:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 190: Myriam's farewell - 09.27.13
This is it: Myriam Joire's last time serving as the host of the Mobile Podcast. If you haven't heard the news, she's taken a sweet gig as Product Evangelist for wearbles startup, Pebble. We wish Myria...
02:31 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Virgin Mobile teases iPhone 5s and 5c as 'coming soon,' prepaid pricing TBA
Just a few short months after Virgin Mobile's Sprint-fueled US arm listed the iPhone 5 for sale, the MVNO is teasing the smartphone's successors as "coming soon." According to the firm's homepage, bot...
02:24 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Apple photo patent declared invalid as it had already been shown... by Apple
It's not often that events of a patent tiff transcend the humdrum noise we're all too used to, but the most recent judgement of a Munich court has declared an Apple patent invalid based on prior art f...
01:58 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Rdio rolling out custom recommendations based on what you play, who you follow
Rdio's been busy making deals, tweaking its player and adding functionality over the past few months, and now it's learning you what to listen to. The music streaming service is starting to drop hints...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 109: Turning the lights off on innovation
Well faithful readers, the day has come. In this final issue of our weekly, we examine the death of innovative devices that despite miscalculated timing, still had their influence on a handful of gadg...
01:12 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Mozilla working on Chromecast-like mirroring for Firefox Android browser
Maybe this is Mozilla's retort to Google's Chromecast, maybe it isn't. Either way, the end result certainly looks similar. Details are scarce, but an enigmatic Google+ photo shared by insider Mark Fin...
12:52 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Intel Capital throws money at Recon Instruments, hints at wearable war with Google
If you thought that Google Glass was the only wearable backed by one of tech's mega corporations, think again. Intel's investment arm has now ponied up a "significant" investment into Recon Instrument...
12:04 pm -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Google's Open Project mirrors Android apps on any connected touchscreen
Sure, Google already has Chromecast for throwing websites and media to big screens. The company's engineers believe they can go one better, however, with something called the Open Project framework. I...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry loses almost a billion dollars, blames it on the failed Z10
BlackBerry has just reported a $935 million hit in Q2 due entirely to what it's calling a "Z10 Inventory Charge" -- in other words, a charge against inventory and supply commitments for a flagship han...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry loses almost a billion dollars, blames it on failed Z10
BlackBerry has just reported a $935 million hit in Q2 due entirely to what it's calling a "Z10 Inventory Charge" -- in other words, a loss associated with creating a stock of flagship handsets that su...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry loses a billion dollars in three months, blames it on failed Z10
BlackBerry has just reported a $935 million hit in Q2 due entirely to what it's calling a "Z10 Inventory Charge" -- in other words, a loss associated with creating a stock of flagship handsets that su...
11:09 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Nissan treats new Leaf owners in Texas to one year of free charging
Hey, EV fans in Texas, you might want to wait until October 1st before purchasing or leasing a Nissan Leaf. That's because the company's taking a leaf out of Tesla's book and giving new owners in Dall...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Beats Electronics unplugs HTC in $265 million share buyback
Looks like the rumors were true. HTC announced today that Beats Electronics will buy back the remaining 25 percent stake it had in the headphone maker for $265 million, all but bringing to an end a tw...
10:15 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Beats Electronics unplugs HTC with $265 million share buyback
Looks like the rumors were true. HTC announced today that Beats Electronics will buy back the remaining 25 percent stake it had in the headphone maker for $265 million, all but bringing to an end a tw...
09:49 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Intel may ditch OnCue IPTV service project if it can't find an investor
If you were sincerely hoping to buy an Intel set-top box this year, those dreams are looking a little more unlikely. The chip giant may scrap its not-cable product if it can't find a backer to help fu...
08:46 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Voltaic Switch solar bag powers your tiny tablets with sunlight
Voltaic's solar bags sure can be useful, but not everyone likes lugging a laptop or a 10-inch tablet around while on a holiday. It's a good thing the company has developed the new Switch solar bag spe...
07:34 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Partially automated Nissan Leaf prototype approved for use on Japanese roads
Looking forward to Nissan's 2020 autonomous vehicle push? Then get pumped: the company has just been given approval to test some of its automated driving systems on Japanese streets. Nissan has been i...
06:30 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly close to unifying its app stores across Windows and Windows Phone
Microsoft is apparently far closer to bringing together its disparate stores than many thought. The company has reportedly already demoed a single app portal for both Windows and Windows Phone behind ...
05:31 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Roli Seaboard Grand up for pre-order, bendable music starts at $2,000
We were pretty impressed with what Roli showed off at SXSW back in March, and now the company's rubberized keyboard is up for pre-order. The instrument is built in a standard piano configuration, with...
04:18 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget FAA committee concludes that flyers should be allowed to use smartphones, tablets during takeoff and landing
Recall that silent rage you get when you're told to switch of your Kindle, iPod or laptop for take-off and landing, even when there's nothing wireless going on. Well, the FAA could be approaching a ch...
04:18 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget FAA committee thinks smartphone and tablet use should be allowed during takeoff and landing
Recall that silent rage you get when you're told to switch of your Kindle, iPod or laptop for take-off and landing, even when there's nothing wireless going on. Well, the FAA could be approaching a ch...
03:43 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Twitter focuses on photos in embedded tweets
Some say that a picture is worth 1,000 words, but regardless of how you do the math, it's fair to say that a good photo can say a lot more than 140 characters. With that in mind, Twitter is giving gre...
03:21 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Dish Hopper DVRs open up to home automation control, we wonder what's next
Back in July Dish Network announced plans to open its Hopper DVR platform to mobile app developers, and today at CEDIA we saw the results of that initiative. Thanks to SDK access that can mirror the f...
02:19 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget LG's cheapest Ultra HDTV starts at $3,500, OLED TV drops to $10,000
LG had its own Ultra HD news to reveal here at CEDIA 2013, and first up are two new edge LED lit LCD TVs joining the family. The cheaper models the company announced in Korea last month are coming to ...
01:21 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget VLC update ushers in 4K readiness, improved MKV and audio support
It's been a while since ever popular VLC has seen a major update, and today's debut of version 2.1 -- also known as "Rincewind" -- packs a handful of features that are sure to please. Most notably, VL...
12:48 am -04 - Fri, September 27, 2013
Engadget Xbox Fitness official, brings famous trainers, personalized feedback to living room workouts
Microsoft's initial Kinect sensor might not have been awesome for first-person shooters, but it rocked for fitness games. Redmond is taking this one step further for its next-gen console with Xbox Fit...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Wuaki.tv streaming video service exits beta in the UK
The Rakuten-owned, web-based Wuaki.tv video service announced today it's officially ready for prime time in the United Kingdom. Following what the company's calling a successful beta launch earlier th...
11:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Google's 15th anniversary, Stir's Kinetic Desk, iOS 7.0.2 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 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google Play Movies & TV update adds On Device menu, streamlines episode selection
If you picked up Chromecast earlier this summer, there's a good chance you've been exploring Google's digital content library. Now the company is trying to make it a little easier for you, updating it...
10:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Apple has donated over $65 million to Product Red for AIDS research
Say what you will about Apple's business practices, but its philanthropy work is hard to discount. Cupertino has raised over $65 million for Product Red's fight against AIDS since 2006, the charity tw...
10:07 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 005: Adam Lisagor on how an expensive video could hurt your Kickstarter campaign
"When I started, a demo video was a screencap vid," Adam Lisagor begins, "usually a developer or an engineer, badly miced, going [he grabs the lavaliere mic from his shirt and speaks directly into it,...
09:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google is taking Glass on a road trip across the US, try it on in a city near you
It's still not ready to sell Glass to non-"Explorers", but Google is now at least willing to give more folks an opportunity to try it. The company announced today that's its kicking off a road trip ac...
09:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget EA cancels college football title for 2014 amid ongoing legal disputes, lack of NCAA support (update)
A few months back, EA Sports announced that the 2014 installment of its wildly popular college football franchise wouldn't carry the NCAA label after the governing body chose not to renew its licensin...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Netflix's highest quality 'Super HD' 1080p video streams are available everywhere
Feeling left out because your internet provider isn't on board with Netflix's Open Connect program that provides access to its Super HD high-bitrate 1080p streams? Let that feeling of abandonment go, ...
08:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Facebook finally allows you to edit your embarrassing tyops, er, typos
If you've ever written "poo" instead of "pool" or "duck" instead of, er, "suck" in your Facebook status updates, then we've got good news for you. At long last, you can finally edit your post after it...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 368 - 09.26.13
Ben spent the last week getting used to the iPhone 5s' Touch ID, while Richard advanced his career in GTA V. Fret not, however, because they still managed to keep tabs on all the latest HD news. Set a...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Skitch unveils new logo alongside revamped app for iOS 7
Skitch made a couple of big announcements today, one of which is a spanking-new logo. Gone is that pink heart we know and love, and in its place are the feathers of an arrow that signify stabilized fl...
07:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Evernote expands with new product line: scanners, Post-Its, wallets and socks
Evernote has already ventured beyond apps with a Smart Notebook made by Moleskine, but the company's now kicked off a new initiative that'll see its logo appear on some decidedly more surprising produ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Slacker updates Android app with tiled home screen and 'My Vibes' playlist
While those upgrading to iOS 7 may have gotten first dibs on the new Slacker app, the music streaming service hasn't forgotten about those on the Google side of things. As such, Slacker just released ...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Former SpaceX director Marco Villa joins Hyperloop development team
When it was unveiled a few weeks ago, Elon Musk's Hyperloop project sounded almost too good to be true. Dr. Marco Villa, former director of mission operations at SpaceX, was among those who didn't get...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer Downloads replaces old Desktop client for a cleaner, simpler user experience
Those of you across the pond with access to BBC's iPlayer Desktop client may have been frustrated with the offline video experience. There were frequent Adobe AIR updates that caused incompatibility i...
05:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry manufacturing partner Jabil Circuit says it's looking at how it will 'wind down the relationship'
The news for BlackBerry is just going from bad to worse these days. The latest development comes from its manufacturing partner Jabil Circuit, which has apparently had enough of the company's troubles...
05:58 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google gives search a new engine and card UI for mobile, reveals new iOS search app
Google's feeling a bit nostalgic lately: in fact, today is the company's 15th anniversary. However, its look at the past is a fleeting thing, and Big G is very much focused on the future. To that end,...
05:53 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Adidas bringing miCoach fitness app exclusively to Nokia's Lumia phones
Wish that your beloved sportswear brand would bring its connected fitness app to your preferred smartphone platform? If your mind instantly substituted "Adidas" for the former and "Nokia" for the latt...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Meet the judges for Expand NY's Insert Coin competition: Ryan Block, Ben Heck, Hilary Mason and Peter Rojas
There are but two days left (including today) for all you makers and would-be entrepreneurs to submit your projects for our Insert Coin competition for Expand NY. And, you may be wondering, who, exact...
05:07 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Apple addresses lockscreen bypass bug with iOS 7.0.2 rollout
Apple confirmed and assured everyone that it was working on a fix to the iOS 7 lockscreen bypass bug last week that let sneaky individuals mess with users' email and social network accounts. And now, ...
04:50 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Apple TV gains Major League Soccer and Disney Junior channels
It seems that Apple's taking its little hobby more seriously with each passing day. Not long after adding a slew of new features to Apple TV, the company has quietly added two additional channels to i...
04:24 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Final Fantasy V rolls to Android, still $16
Ardent old school Final Fantasy fans know: the mobile versions of classic FF games can be rather costly. Square Enix, the franchise's publisher, is well aware of how much your nostalgia values the ser...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Ford acquires Livio to create a standard for in-car mobile app integration
Ford was quick to embrace in-car mobile app integration through its AppLink technology, but it wants a true industry standard to boost adoption. The company is tackling this problem this today by acqu...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Bill Gates sympathizes with your Windows NT login woes, admits three-button start 'was a mistake'
While most of the world associates the classic control-alt-delete keyboard command with soft reboots and frozen applications, a small portion of the population battles with the bizarre concept of the ...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget eBay's new Utah data center goes green so you never have to stop bidding
Big data is big money, so when the power goes out and data centers go offline, companies like eBay stand to hemorrhage revenue. Which is why the mega auction e-tailer's been hard at work setting up a ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Sony's new 4K, HD projectors unveiled with prices all the way up to $28,000
Here at CEDIA 2013, Sony has just announced three new SXRD projectors, including two 4K models and one for the 1080p crowd. If you must have the highest res video output, only the new VPL-VW1100ES and...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Maxthon updates iOS browser with 'shake-and-send' cloud push and more
It's been a long while since Maxthon updated its iOS app, and hot on the heels of iOS 7, it finally has. Not only does it offer the usual speed and performance enhancements, the latest update to the m...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Stir's Kinetic Desk is a standing desk that learns your sitting habits, moves when you need a break (video)
If Apple were to build a desk, it would look like this. Much like Nest, maker of the world's sexiest thermostat, Stir is a company founded by someone who worked on the first iPods, and, it too is tryi...
02:28 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's new dual camera module brings 'deep focus' imaging to smartphones
Remember when dual camera modules on smartphones were all the rage? Toshiba is bringing them back -- only this time with technology that you're much more likely to use. Its new module uses two 5-megap...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Chinese state media squashes claims of less restricted internet in Shanghai zone
A few days ago, the South China Morning Post claimed that blocks put on websites like Twitter, Facebook and The New York Times were to be lifted in Shanghai's new free-trade zone. And the justificatio...
01:56 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Chinese state media squashes claims of less restricted internet in Shanghai zone (updated)
A few days ago, the South China Morning Post claimed that blocks put on websites like Twitter, Facebook and The New York Times were to be lifted in Shanghai's new free-trade zone. And the justificatio...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition makes its US debut October 10th, pre-orders begin tomorrow
If you're ready to party like it's 2014 but you can't wait a couple months to celebrate the new year, Samsung is ready to push out its latest version of the Galaxy Note 10.1 -- aptly named the 2014 ed...
12:43 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Apple hit with $3 million damages in Japanese iPod click wheel dispute
Apple is no stranger to lawsuits targeting the iPhone and iPad, but over in Japan, it's the company's older iPod design that has landed it in hot water. Kyodo News reports that the Tokyo District Cour...
12:32 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google Street View lets you stroll around CERN, no doctorate required
Previously, free rein to explore the labyrinthine laboratory that is CERN has been granted only to the lucky, or those with four degrees and an aptitude for finding theoretical particles. That changes...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Broadcom announces WiFi and Bluetooth combo chips for in-car connectivity
Be it PCs, phones, televisions or wearables, if it can go wireless, Broadcom wants in on the action. Today the company has added one more category to that list, and it's the car. Indeed, its new line ...
11:13 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'
In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung marketing exec has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for je ne sais quoi. As reported by the Korea Times, ...
11:04 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Motorola plans hiring spree in BlackBerry's hometown
Unless BlackBerry bosses embark on some wild scorched earth policy as they retreat from the smartphone business, their hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, should prove to be fertile ground for other mobile...
10:08 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget AMD and Raptr create PC gaming suite to tweak settings, dole out prizes and stream over Twitch
Hate mucking around in PC game graphics menus? NVIDIA's got an app for that -- and now, AMD does too. The chipmaker has teamed up with Raptr, a video game-focused social network, to launch Gaming Evol...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts bug sends messages to the wrong people
We're hearing from tipsters and a number of other sources, including Google's own Product Forums, that a bug is causing some Google Hangouts messages to be sent to the wrong recipients. A few awkward ...
09:15 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts bug sends messages to the wrong people (update: fixed)
We're hearing from tipsters and a number of other sources, including Google's own Product Forums, that a bug is causing some Google Hangouts and Google Talk messages to be sent to the wrong recipients...
09:04 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget LA officials may delay school iPad rollout after students hack them in a week
Just a week after it began the first phase of putting iPads in the hands of all 640,000 students in the state, the Los Angeles school district already has a fight on its hands. In a matter of days, 30...
08:51 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Excel's Power Maps take bar graphs to some new and mildly interesting places
There are only so many ways one can juice up boring Excel data, but Microsoft's new Power Map Preview for Office 365 looks like it's up to the challenge. The 3D map visualizer has just graduated from ...
07:59 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget British Gas introduces Hive Active Heating, enables remote thermostat control
Home automation isn't just the domain of hackers, Kickstarter projects and startups anymore -- now utilities companies are getting in on the action, too. British Gas has recently announced Hive Active...
06:50 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Sweden's Com Hem launches TiVo soon, will offer Netflix in December
It appears the tests of an IPTV-ready TiVo on Sweden's Com Hem service went well, as the provider is officially launching service September 30th. It's also built a few new service packages around the ...
05:51 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget MobileBench group aims to improve mobile benchmarking, recruits Samsung but lacks Qualcomm, NVIDIA
It's called MobileBench: an industry consortium planning to offer "more effective" performance assessments on mobile devices -- most likely centered on, but not limited to, Android. Unsurprisingly aft...
04:44 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Google Play Books lands in eight Asian countries, New Zealand
Turns out Google Play Books' arrival in India was merely the beginning of its burgeoning love affair with Asia. From the land of the Taj Mahal, it has made its way to eight new locations in the region...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at 1AM ET!
If you haven't already heard the news, our very own Myriam Joire won't be "our very own" much longer, as she has accepted a position with Pebble. Since this is her last week on the staff, this will be...
02:58 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Texas A&M researchers concoct nanoparticles to soak up crude oil spills
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon may be forgotten to many, but remnants of its destruction still remain in the Gulf of Mexico. Mercifully, it appears that researchers at Texas A&M University "have devel...
01:43 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Twitter scores NFL deal to showcase Sunday's finest instant replay material
Following a similar deal in May with the NBA, Twitter's Amplify program has landed an envy-inducing arrangement with the National Football League. As part of the new advertising partnership, the NFL w...
12:58 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget AMD unveils Radeon R9 and R7 series video cards, unifying graphics code for PCs and consoles
Graphics cards aren't normally our go-to choices for audio processing, but we may have to make exceptions for AMD's just-unveiled Radeon R9 and R7 lines. The R9 290X (shown above), R9 290 and R7 260X ...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, September 26, 2013
Engadget Rockstar reveals new GTA Online details prior to next week's roll out
Ahead of next week's GTA Online launch, developer Rockstar Games took to its blog to outline what to expect come October 1st. The post goes to great lengths to establish that the entire experience is ...
11:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Nest unveils web app developer program, teams up with Control4
Despite its internet connection, Nest's Learning Thermostat has been a closed device so far -- you've had to rely on Nest for new features and software. The company is opening up its platform with the...
11:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Sony's Cyber-shot QX100, Kindle Fire HDX 7 hands-on, Valve's Steam Machines, 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...
11:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google+ introduces better RAW-to-JPEG conversion for over 70 cameras
If you've been paying much attention to Google+, you already know that the social network is doing its damnedest to become the go-to destination for photographers. Accordingly, it's attracted a number...
10:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget UCSD engineers develop mini wide-angle lens that's ten times smaller than a regular one
What you see here, dear readers, is the image of a fiber-coupled monocentric lens camera that was recently developed by engineers from the University of California, San Diego. The researchers involved...
10:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Target Ticket video-on-demand service exits closed beta, is now open for everyone
We heard whispers just a few weeks ago that Target was about to open up its video-on-demand service to the general public. Turns out, those rumors were on the money: Target Ticket exited its closed be...
10:04 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Mystery ASUS tablet shows up at the FCC, could be the next Transformer Pad
With the recent announcements of the PadFone Infinity, the MeMo Pad 8 and 10 and of course that Google darling Nexus 7, you would be forgiven if you thought ASUS was done with tablets for the year. Th...
09:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile dropping BB10 devices from brick-and-mortar stores
The bad news for BlackBerry just keeps on coming; two days after the company entered a buyout agreement, it's confirmed that T-Mobile will no longer sell BlackBerry devices in its brick-and-mortar sto...
09:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Set up a 3rd-gen Apple TV with a tap from your iOS 7 device
Have a third-gen Apple TV and an iDevice running iOS 7? If you've yet to set up Cupertino's set-top box, you can do so now by simply touching your iPhone or iPad to the Apple TV. Okay, Apple's take on...
09:16 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Voice update adds short code support, warns you when you text 911
An update to Google Voice today brings a useful, if not earth-shattering, new feature: support for SMS short codes. If your primary phone number is the one associated with your Google Voice account, t...
08:58 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon Prime is the first subscription video service with an offline option, on Kindle HDX
As a part of delivering its newest lineup of Kindle Fire HDX tablets with Fire OS 3.0, Amazon also added a new feature to its Prime Instant Video subscription plan that Netflix, Hulu and the rest don'...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Search app for Android updated with location-based related websites and more
Today's the day for updates to Google's Android apps. The latest to get a revision is the company's main Search app, which sees a slew of new features and minor tweaks. That includes the ability to di...
08:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Search app for Android updated (update)
Today's the day for updates to Google's Android apps. The latest to get a revision is the company's main Search app, which sees a slew of new features and minor tweaks. That includes the ability to di...
08:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Alcatel One Touch Evolve and Fierce coming to T-Mobile this October
Not only is Alcatel One Touch on a roll in Europe and Asia, it's starting to make more strides in the US. Sure, this isn't the company's first rodeo in this neck of the woods -- the Shockwave came to ...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Sony's Cyber-shot QX100 lens camera is fantastic, impractical (sample photos)
At Sony's IFA press event, reps handed out samples of the company's $250 lens cameras to everyone in the room. We really enjoyed our time with the Cyber-shot QX10, but that model's more powerful sibli...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Skype for Mac version 6.9 is out, brings more specific screen sharing options
Not a major overhaul by any means, but good news for anyone who's been using Skype for Mac and has been frustrated by a few lingering limitations. The latest build, version 6.9, corrects an annoying b...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts for Android update finally lets you know who is signed in
One of the major gripes users have had since the Google Hangouts platform and apps rolled out is that they could no longer actually see if their contacts are active before sending them a message. A ne...
07:11 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon brings MP3 purchasing to its Cloud Player for PC app
The Mac version is still only promised to be coming soon, but Amazon has today delivered a fairly big update to its Cloud Player for PC application. It now boasts an integrated MP3 store, which will l...
06:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Shopping Express intros new mobile app, expands Bay Area service
Google began testing out its new same-day delivery service, Shopping Express, with a limited trial for San Francisco customers back in March, and it's apparently proven successful enough for an expans...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Instagram refreshed for iOS 7 with larger images and videos, available for download today
Instagram may have missed the initial iOS 7 update run last week, but the retooled iPhone app is good to go now. Version 4.2, available for download today, brings design tweaks that mesh better with t...
06:04 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Gmail for Android update brings cleaner conversation view and improved multi-select
Google's made quite the habit out of improving its Gmail offering, and for those relying on the Android app in order to access their email, you'll find a pleasant new update available starting today. ...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Ginger is a new app for creating presentations, somehow tied to Adobe
Ginger isn't available yet, but it is already generating buzz. Not for its marketing video, nor for its simple website, but for its potential tie to a massive company in the software world: Adobe. Gin...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Search adds support for hashtags, pulls related info from Google+
The latest way Google is working social media into its search engine is with the use of familiar hashtags, but at least for now that doesn't include direct results from competitors like Facebook and T...
05:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Twitter announces Twitter Alerts for SMS and push notifications during emergencies
We just saw Twitter broaden its use of push notifications for tweets it thinks you might find interesting, and the social network is now also expanding their use for a more serious matter. The company...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Valve unveils Steam Machines, a hardware beta for its living room game console
Valve announced Steam Machines today, a living room game console that launches at some point in 2014. The company also announced a hardware beta for its own version of the console; the beta starts thi...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google fuels the entrepreneurial spirit by launching Tech Hub Network in seven cities
Innovation, man. You either have it, or you don't. And, in the case of Google, you stand to gain all sorts of long-tail revenue if you help fuel the aforesaid fire. Google for Entrepreneurs was just t...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c shipping to regional carriers on October 1st, but not to US Cellular
When your name is on a Major League Baseball stadium, and you're a mobile operator, you carry the iPhone. Unless you're US Cellular, that is. For reasons that cannot be comprehended by mere mortals, o...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Pebble goes up for sale through AT&T stores starting September 27th
Pebble, the (massively) Kickstarted e-ink watch that connects to your smartphone, is about to become available at AT&T stores. Both brick-and-mortar and the online store will sell the device for $...
03:24 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift latency tester now available for pre-order, knows better than your eyes
Sure, you could try and measure the motion-to-photons latency present in various Oculus Rift virtual reality games using your naked eye, but the latency tester Oculus just put up for pre-order is much...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 25th: Monoprice 27-inch Monitor, TRENDnet Wireless N USB Adapter
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some...
02:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget iFixit tears down Apple's Haswell-based iMacs, finds room for extra storage
As is its custom, iFixit has torn down the new Haswell-based iMacs to gauge their repairability -- and the company has found a few surprises despite the iterative design. In addition to new processors...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Dell no longer selling its XPS 10 Windows RT tablet, wants you to buy the Latitude 10 instead
If you're dead-set on a Windows RT tablet, it's increasingly looking like the Surface 2 will be your only option. After Samsung and Lenovo discontinued their respective devices, Dell is also apparentl...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Dell no longer selling its XPS 10 Windows RT tablet, wants you to buy the Latitude 10 instead (updated)
If you're dead-set on a Windows RT tablet, it's increasingly looking like the Surface 2 will be your only option. After Samsung and Lenovo discontinued their respective devices, Dell is also apparentl...
01:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Verizon's new 4G LTE router has a landline jack, offers a peek at the future of online
Verizon has a new 4G LTE home internet router that includes voice, and it's meant to replace your home phone line and cable internet subscriptions in one fell swoop. The "Verizon 4G LTE Broadband Rout...
01:05 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget YouTube debuts royalty-free music library, get your free tunes right here
Do all your awesome dance-troupe videos keep getting pulled from YouTube for copyright violation? If so, there's finally an answer. The video-sharing site has just announced the launch of a new audio ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Tonido brings personal cloud storage to Windows 8 devices (video)
Codelathe's considerable expertise with Tonido's personal cloud storage gets a new venue today: Windows 8. After downloading a pair of apps -- one for your Linux rig, Mac or PC, and one for your mobil...
12:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Out of nowhere, Samsung hits us with a gold GS4
And just like that, Samsung Gulf has announced the gold-trimmed Galaxy S 4, complemented by either brown or pink plastic for the guys and girls, respectively (dare we say it). We don't know whether th...
11:50 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear now on sale in the UK
If you've been looking to get your hands on Samsung's new Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear, boom, they're here. The company has kicked off another of its world tours to announce availability of its 5.7-i...
09:53 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Strava Run fitness app taps iPhone 5s motion co-processor for longer battery life
If you were placing bets on when the first app using the iPhone 5S' M7 motion co-processor would arrive, it's time to cash in. Strava Run, the fitness application that lets you score your suffering (n...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget ZTE planning bigger, better Firefox OS phone for US release next year
ZTE is one of the few companies making a sly side-bet on Firefox OS, and next year it's planning to double-down on that initial wager with the launch of a second handset running Mozilla's smartphone p...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight gets UK price cut, drops below 50
Bookworms in the UK tired of smuggling flashlights to bed might want to take another look at the Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight. After all, you can get one for £49 now that Barnes & Noble ...
07:46 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils bevy of Walkman devices, puts premium on hi-res audio playback
If you prefer Walkman hardware instead of its app incarnation, Sony's got a fleet of new models for you to consider. Headlining the new gadgets are the ZX1 and F880 series, which boast a 1GHz dual-cor...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Roku's new product line: it's as simple as 1, 2, 3 (hands-on)
To say that today's a big day for Roku is a bit of an understatement. Not only is the company revamping its entire product lineup, there's also the small matter of the UK launch of the Roku 3 to consi...
06:17 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Offers now lets your clip coupons without paying in advance
Mountain View wants you to know that Google Offers isn't another Groupon copycat, that's why the service is now taking a different approach. Whereas you've previously had to pay for discount vouchers ...
06:17 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Google Offers now lets you clip coupons without paying in advance
Mountain View wants you to know that Google Offers isn't another Groupon copycat, that's why the service is now taking a different approach. Whereas you've previously had to pay for discount vouchers ...
05:26 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Pantech founder resigns as vice chairman due to firm's poor performance
Pantech's been mustering all it's got to win folks over with its smartphones, but poor business performance has prompted Park Byeong-yeop, the firm's founder and current vice chariman, to resign. Desp...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon brings Verizon LTE to Kindle Fire HDX
Okay, okay, one more bit of info to share from Amazon tonight. Those snazzy new Fire HDX tablets are, as expected, getting cellular options. This time out, however, the company is adding an additional...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Fire OS 3.0 'Mojito' arrives just in time for those new tablets
New hardware without a software refresh? Don't make Jeff Bezos laugh. Today's (well, tonight's) arrival of three new slates also marks the unveiling of the company's latest tablet operating system. An...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon offering up Origami covers for those fancy new Kindle Fires
So, imagine you just shelled out $200 or $300 for one of those new Kindle Fire HDXs, only to have it scratch in your backpack as you pull it out to gloat to one of your friends. Oh, you poor, poor sou...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon refreshes Kindle Fire HD with new body, $139 price tag
No surprise, of course, that the Kindle Fire HDX was the thing Amazon really wanted to shout about from the Seattle mountaintops today. But Jeff Bezos had another little surprise up his impeccably tai...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon debuts Kindle Fire HDX 7- and 8.9-inch tablets, we go hands-on
"Today, we're going to show you the third leg of our device business strategy," Jeff Bezos begins. His audience is modest: four people sitting around a table in an Amazon conference room. It's a far c...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Amazon debuts Kindle Fire HDX 7- and 8.9-inch tablets, we go hands-on (update: video)
"Today, we're going to show you the third leg of our device business strategy," Jeff Bezos begins. His audience is modest: four people sitting around a table in an Amazon conference room. It's a far c...
03:31 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung will launch curved smartphone in Q4 2013, but it won't be 'completely flexible'
In the midst of Samsung's global launch for its Note 3, the company is already thinking about its next big reveal. This time around, it'll involve a curved display. The unnamed device could appear in ...
03:31 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung will announce a curved smartphone next month, but it won't be 'completely flexible'
In the midst of Samsung's global launch for its Note 3, the company is already thinking about its next big reveal. This time around, it'll involve a curved display. The unnamed device could appear in ...
02:30 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget RealPlayer Cloud fuses video player and cloud storage, launches on Android, iOS, PC and Roku
RealNetworks is trying something a little different with its attempt at launching a cloud service in a very competitive market. It's combined its upgraded player app with 2GBs of free cloud storage, a...
01:22 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Twitter gets pushy with notifications for recommended tweets
Twitter is one of the best ways to keep abreast of breaking news, but getting caught up on anything meaningful that happened on a given day can take hours of scrolling. To combat this, the service is ...
12:30 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Tuesday, the new regular day for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll appreciate us clearing up Monday for football and join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:30PM. If...
12:16 am -04 - Wed, September 25, 2013
Engadget AppleCarePlus to cover international iPhone replacements, starting September 27th
A welcome bit of news for globe trotters, as Apple is widening the safety net of AppleCare+ to include hardware repair or replacement while abroad. According to a leaked support document obtained by S...
11:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xperia Z1 review, JetBlue's 12Mbps Fly-Fi, iMessage briefly appears on Android, 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...
11:05 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Nest reportedly working on smart smoke detector dubbed Protect
Now that Nest has rolled out its second-gen smart thermostat, it looks like it's gearing up to reveal its next project: an intelligent smoke detector dubbed Protect. Jessica Lessin, formerly of the Wa...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget 86,000 square miles of Great Britain meticulously recreated in Minecraft
There are those with free time, and then there's Joseph Braybrook. This fine bloke managed to recreate some 86,000 square miles of Great Britain within the Minecraft universe, and moreover, it took bu...
09:53 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget 3D printer duplicates paintings down to the last brush stroke (video)
We've seen 3D printers produce some pretty amazing things, but nothing quite like this. Tim Zaman, a Dutch researcher, has reportedly developed a 3D duplication technique capable of capturing incredib...
09:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Sixense's Stem motion tracker may get Android and iOS support through stretch goal (video)
Sixense has so far promised only PC compatibility for its Stem motion tracker, but the company just teased us with the prospect of a wider ecosystem. It now says that Stem's developer kit will support...
08:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T CEO talks up plan for LTE Broadcast video network, remains light on specifics
Samsung and others have promised to deliver TV over 4G using the LTE Broadcast standard, and it looks like you can now also add AT&T to the list of those hoping to make it a reality. Speaking at t...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Aereo to roll out its TV streaming service in four new cities
Despite a few legal entanglements along the way, Aereo continues to spread its cloud-based TV streaming service across the country. The lucky municipals this time around are Columbus and Cincinatti, O...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget C Spire prepping gigabit 'Fiber to the Home' service, asks where to put it
Gigabit internet access is all the rage these days, and C Spire is entirely willing to give in to peer pressure. It just announced an upcoming C Spire Fiber to the Home service that will supply 1Gbps ...
07:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Jawbone Mini Jambox review
Jawbone's original Jambox made Bluetooth portable speakers a mass-market hit. Since then, though, Jawbone has started to lag behind as other companies have come out with better units that cost either ...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget YouTube teams up with Google+ to turn comments into conversations
Comments on the internet: often a haven for trolls and axe-grinders, but comment threads also give rise to some insightful and entertaining commentary. In an effort to encourage the latter and to prov...
06:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Livescribe 3 smartpen appears in FCC filing, can't wait to digitize your doodles
Now that we've got those naming suits out of the way, it's time to get down to brass tacks. With "brass tacks" involving a new smartpen, in this particular instance. The Livescribe 3 has just made its...
06:04 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Pinterest rolls out revamped pins for articles, aims to grab more of your bookmarks
It's not yet directly challenging the likes of Pocket or Instapaper, but Pinterest has taken a step in that direction today. The social networking site has announced that it's begun rolling out a new ...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget CloudOn launches web editor, CloudOn Pro paid service
Many cloud-based productivity apps start on the web and eventually make their way to mobile devices. Not CloudOn: it just launched a web version of its previously mobile-only document editor. Mac and ...
05:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Texas Motor Speedway's 'Big Hoss TV' will be the world's largest HD screen
You didn't think Texas would actually let Charlotte hold on to the title of world's largest HD screen, did you? Texas Motor Speedway announced that in 2014 it will take the wraps off of "Big Hoss TV,"...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Dropbox backs petitions to disclose exact national security request numbers
The call for greater US government transparency just got louder: Dropbox has filed a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court brief that endorses petitions to disclose exact national security request n...
04:15 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget JetBlue and ViaSat prepare to launch 12 Mbps WiFi at 36,000 feet, a LiveTV tour
It's a small miracle that you can open up your laptop and surf the web while soaring through the air in a metal tube some seven miles above the ground, but the experience is inconsistent, and when it ...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget AT&T and Fon agree to share WiFi networks for holiday hotspot hoppers
It may not be as convenient as, say, Three UK's attempt to abolish data roaming frustrations, but today AT&T has partnered with yet another WiFi hotspot provider to make sharing those vacation pic...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget The Horse is a Lie: 'horse_ebooks' Twitter spam is performance art
Twitter is quite the medium. An endless source of looping GIFs, "viral" videos, and, sadly, bad advertising. Most of the latter category is quickly dismissed by the block and report spam features of T...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget HTC reportedly suffering One mini shortage due to casing problems
HTC just can't catch a break, it seems: Reuters claims that the company now faces a One mini shortage due to both "design difficulties" with the casing as well as other, unnamed factors. The site's so...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Bot & Dolly's Box takes CG into the real world (video)
Remember Bot & Dolly's awesome Kinetisphere from Google I/O 2012? Today the San Francisco-based design and engineering studio released Box, a film of the first ever synchronized live performance f...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of three Nest thermostats, courtesy of Amazon!
A lot of us don't have much in the way of home automation, but we'd venture to guess that most of us would absolutely love having a smarter residence. Amazon knows this, and it wants to celebrate its ...
02:47 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Spotify bops to Taiwan, Turkey, Greece and Argentina today
The fine people of Canada may still not have access to Spotify, but Greece, Turkey, Taiwan and Argentina are all getting the ad-supported music-on-demand service starting today. Yes, that's at least o...
02:37 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget NSA accused of hacking into India's nuclear systems
According to Edward Snowden's cache of documents, the NSA has been delving deeper into India's servers than many could have imagined. The Hindu is reporting that, in addition to the usual PRISM snoopi...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget New Japanese Wii U bundles include three games, a Wiimote and even a karaoke subscription
Nintendo fans in Japan have just been offered the motherload of Wii U bundles: two packages that include as many as three games, an extra controller and a subscription to a karaoke service. Both bundl...
01:55 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1 review: a high-spec cameraphone without the hump
It's time to set the record straight: the original Xperia Z, launched back in February, was a decent phone. A solid phone. It was as if Sony had suddenly paused its chaotic schedule of handset release...
01:32 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Apple refunds Breaking Bad iTunes passes in wake of split season
When AMC split the last season of Breaking Bad in two, it annoyed iTunes Season Pass holders who had to pay twice to finish Walter White's saga. Rather than point angry viewers in AMC's direction, tho...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget iMessage unofficially comes to Android, needs a big health warning
If there's one thing to be learnt about Apple's mobile services, it's that they'll almost certainly never be supported on rival platforms. However, that doesn't stop third-party developers from engine...
01:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget iMessage unofficially comes to Android, needs a big health warning (update: pulled)
If there's one thing to be learned from Apple's mobile services, it's that they'll almost certainly never be supported on rival platforms. However, that doesn't stop third-party developers from engine...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Internships Lens uses AR to help find your next unpaid college gig
Finding a college internship that isn't soul-draining can be tough, but Nokia wants to help with that. Today, the Finnish company is announcing a joint effort with Internships.com to release Internshi...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Babbel's subscription-based language learning apps arrive on the iPhone
Avid users of Babbel's iPad apps, feel free to give your tablet a rest. The full versions of the Spanish, English and French learning apps have arrived on the iPhone, with more languages to follow. If...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget 3Doodler pen gets safety feature, attaches to CNC arms to fulfill its 3D printing potential
When we ran into the WobbleWorks team on our recent Berlin trip, they were kindly enough to show off the shipping version of their crowdoverfunded 3D Doodler handheld 3D Printer. Though, when cofounde...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Apple updates iMac with fourth-gen Intel chips, GPU refresh, available today starting at $1,299
While you would be excused for thinking the iPhone 5s is Apple's latest offering, you'd be wrong. Today, Cupertino has announced that the iMac range has been updated to include new silicon (fourth-gen...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Apple updates iMac with Haswell chips, available today starting at $1,299
While you would be excused for thinking the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were Apple's latest offerings, you'd be wrong. Today, Cupertino has announced that the iMac range has been updated to include new si...
12:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Majority of medical apps won't be FDA regulated
App catalogs are flush with titles that allow users to play doctor, but according to the FDA, most of them are harmless and don't warrant regulatory oversight. Instead, the agency has announced that i...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Western Digital refreshes MyBook external HDDs, offers 4TB for $180
If you recently put off snapping up some external storage, consider it good timing: Western Digital has refreshed its whole My Book line. While a 1TB option is now out of the picture, the external har...
11:44 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Boeing gives retired F-16 fighter new life as a drone (video)
If "fighter pilot" was your desired career, you'd better hurry up now that Boeing is looking to replace you with a robot. The company has retrofitted a retired F-16 fighter, which had laid dormant for...
11:24 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget California lets kids erase 'Bieber Fever' phase from online past
Worried your tweenage web musings will tarnish your Harvard application? The Golden State is giving kids with less than perfect online judgment a clean slate. California Senate Bill 568 will require v...
10:04 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Line messaging app update adds distinctly Vine-ish Snap Movie feature
Line is all about stickers. Or adorable mascots. Or stickers of said adorable mascots. But this time around, it's looking to tap into that rich Vine vein of short video-clip sharing. Initially on iOS ...
09:27 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Flu-fighting teenager takes home top prize at Google Science Fair 2013
Google Science Fair 2013 came to a close yesterday, as 15 young scientists aged between 13 and 18 demonstrated their projects in front of Google's expert panel. With over a thousand submissions worldw...
08:41 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget eBay announces click and collect for UK retailers, uses Argos for collection points
Love to eBay, but not a fan of waiting? Then Devin Wenig -- the auction site's president -- has some good news for you today. At a London press conference, he's just announced the firm is launching "c...
08:41 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget eBay launches click and collect for UK retailers, one-hour deliveries in London
Love to eBay, but not a fan of waiting? Then Devin Wenig -- the auction site's president -- has some good news for you today. At a London press conference, he's just announced the firm is launching "c...
07:41 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Archos GamePad 2 outed with quad-core CPU, higher-res display
Even in the age of the NVIDIA Shield, dedicated Android gaming handsets are still a bit of a rarity, which is all more of a reason to take a gander at the leaked GamePad 2 from Archos. The device firs...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget ZBoard launches crowdfunding campaign for its San Francisco Special, pre-orders start at $1199
Remember that snazzy special edition electric skateboard we saw roll out at Expand? It's almost ready for launch: ZBoard has launched a Dragon Innovation crowdfunding campaign for its San Francisco Sp...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget ZBoard launches crowdfunding campaign for its San Francisco Special, pre-orders start at $1,199
Remember that snazzy special edition electric skateboard we saw roll out at Expand? It's almost ready for launch: ZBoard has launched a Dragon Innovation crowdfunding campaign for its San Francisco Sp...
06:40 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget China said to be unblocking sites like Facebook, Twitter and the NYT, but only in a small part of Shanghai
Given how large a mobile market China has become, and its role in gadget manufacturing globally, we sometimes forget the government of this increasingly tech-aware country still dictates what corners ...
06:13 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung and LG settle LCD, OLED patent dispute, choose to focus on cooperation
Samsung Display and LG Display have let the lawsuits fly in a patent battle over LCD- and OLED-related technology, but today that is apparently all over. In separate statements to the press, Samsung s...
05:08 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Android Device Manager scores remote locking feature
Google's Android Device Manager has only been locating phones for over a month, but that's not stopping Mountain View from adding new features. Android Police spotted that the online dashboard now all...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 now available, learn editing preferences
Adobe's Creative Cloud not your thing? Photoshop and Premiere Elements 12 have just arrived to please your subscription-averse (and beginner-level) nature. The latest version of the outfit's photo sui...
03:12 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung ISOCELL smartphone camera sensors promise better colors in low-light
Samsung's offering up spoilers at what we can expect from future Galaxy smartphones -- already. They will likely feature ISOCELL, the company's new CMOS imaging sensor. It adds "advanced pixel technol...
02:37 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget EA's free-to-play FIFA 14 arrives on iOS and Android
Whether you refer to it as fútbol, football or soccer, there's no denying that the FIFA franchise is one of the sports' best options for gaming across the various existing platforms. Now, follo...
01:43 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Apple TV 6.0 update returns, likely with bug fixes in tow
Apple may have been too hasty in rolling out its Apple TV 6.0 update last week, but it's been quick to make amends. The company has just re-released the upgrade with a new build number -- and, presuma...
01:02 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft joins with China's BesTV to develop 'games and related services'
Microsoft has signed a deal with a Chinese IPTV firm BesTV to develop "games and related services," according to Xinhuanet. What that means is anyone's guess though, because there aren't many concrete...
12:33 am -04 - Tue, September 24, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.1.3 arrives with remote find and wipe capabilities
Good news is now at hand for CyanogenMod fans who like a bit of stability in their lives, because the general release builds of CyanogenMod 10.1.3 are now hitting server mirrors. As a nice bonus, supp...
11:44 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 23rd - 29th)
It's all coming to an end this week. AMC will air the final 75-minute episode of Breaking Bad on Sunday night, and we can't wait to see it. While that show wraps up it's run, there are several new ent...
11:28 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Surface Pro 2 hands-on, BlackBerry sold for $4.7 billion, Apple sells nine million iPhones, 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...
10:52 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface 2 event wrap-up
We weren't surprised when Microsoft unveiled new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets at its New York City event. However, the company still had a few surprises up its sleeve, including a Music Kit, si...
10:14 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget MLB.com At Bat gets iOS 7 support, multi-camera postseason video
We know you've likely had your fill of app updates for iOS 7, but bear with us -- this one's likely worth your attention. Major League Baseball has updated the MLB.com At Bat app to both support Apple...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Surface 2: New tablet, same problems
What's the definition of insanity? Trying the same thing several times and expecting a different outcome. While we wouldn't suggest that Microsoft's finest minds are in need of urgent medical care, it...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Coolpad intros 5.9-inch Magview 4 phone with CoolHub and cWatch accessories
Oppo isn't the only company launching a 5.9-inch smartphone today. Coolpad has just unveiled the Magview 4, which mates a similarly large display with a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ...
08:41 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Google launches Constitute, a tool for creating and comparing governments (video)
Countries frequently amend or draft constitutions, but they can't always find example constitutions to work from -- not every country publishes its founding documents in accessible formats. So, Google...
08:17 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt Live is hitting Boston October 10th!
We've been traveling all across this great nation of ours over the past year, and now it's time to pay a visit to Beantown. Our pals at gdgt will be joining us next month to bring our electronics even...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Announcing our Expand Throwback winners!
About a month ago, we kicked off our Engadget Expand Throwback photo competition. The contest is a celebration of tech past as we gear up for the future at Expand New York this November. Now we're rea...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 23rd: Nokia Lumia 1020, Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some...
07:16 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile Moto X gets updated with significant camera enhancements
In our review of the Moto X, we determined that while its ClearPixel camera was decent, its performance was hit or miss. Fortunately, Motorola has taken a lot of feedback and has cranked out a softwar...
07:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget TV on Twitter gets a boost: CBS offers in-tweet highlight videos, Netflix keeps spoilers out
TV-loving Twitter users just got two big upgrades to their experience. To start, CBS has reached a deal with Twitter to offer ad-supported, in-tweet highlight videos through the Amplify program. The p...
06:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface 2 event now available for online streaming
We thoroughly covered this morning's Microsoft Surface event, but the company opted not to livestream it through its own channel. That doesn't mean the folks from Redmond didn't bring a camera crew to...
06:28 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Marshall's mini Stanmore speakers available now for $400
Marshall's mini Stanmore speakers: a small footprint for a not-so-tiny price. We first spotted these beauties back at IFA, and now it seems you can finally pick 'em up here in the States. If you're wi...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget IRL: Another look at the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3
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. So you say a...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry enters agreement for $4.7 billion sale of company to consortium led by Fairfax Financial
For the second time in as many trading days, shares of BlackBerry were halted in advance of some big news from the company. Today's news is no less big. BlackBerry has just announced that it's signed ...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Valve announces SteamOS, a new platform for playing PC games on TVs
PC game service operator and game development studio Valve announced SteamOS this afternoon, finally formalizing a PC gaming hardware project known as "Steambox" we've heard dribs and drabs about over...
04:50 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Oppo N1 hands-on (video)
Oppo's already made quite an impression with its N1 earlier today, and now that we've gotten our hands dirty with the phone, we can confirm that it's just as dandy in real life. As per usual Oppo stan...
04:48 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Surface Music Kit, a digital audio workshop aimed at beginners (video)
We were expecting new tablets at today's Microsoft Surface press event, but this? This was a surprise. In addition to unveiling the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the company showed off the Surface Musi...
04:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch for Sprint: ships October 4th with 'unlimited data for life'
As has become the norm, Sprint's primary differentiator is its "unlimited data for life" policy affixed to new flagships. Granted, the carrier isn't promising that the amount it charges for said data ...
04:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro 2 hands-on
Here it is: Microsoft's powerhouse Surface Pro 2. As we've seen and heard already, Microsoft's follow-up to the Surface Pro is thinner and considerably faster. We got our hands on a 256GB model to for...
04:05 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro 2 hands-on (video)
Here it is: Microsoft's powerhouse Surface Pro 2. As we've seen and heard already, Microsoft's follow-up to the Surface Pro is thinner and considerably faster. We got our hands on a 256GB model to for...
03:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface 2 hands-on
Microsoft just announced the Surface 2, the successor to the original Surface RT. So of course, we did exactly what any self-respecting Engadget editor would do: we muscled our way to the front of the...
03:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface 2 hands-on (video)
Microsoft just announced the Surface 2, the successor to the original Surface RT tablet. So of course, we did exactly what any self-respecting Engadget editors would do: we muscled our way to the fron...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reveals Surface Music Cover, gives DJs more musical tools
The new Surface Pro, with its prodigious computing capabilities, has been built as a computing productivity machine for just about anyone. Spreadsheets, editing video, and mixing music are all in the ...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reveals Surface Music Cover, gives DJs and producers more musical tools
The new Surface Pro 2, with its prodigious computing capabilities, has been built as a computing productivity machine for just about anyone. Spreadsheets, editing video and mixing music are all in the...
03:40 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reveals Surface Music Cover, gives DJs and producers more musical tools (updated)
The new Surface Pro 2, with its prodigious computing capabilities, has been built as a computing productivity machine for just about anyone. Spreadsheets, editing video and mixing music are all in the...
03:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Surface and Surface Pro 2 buyers get 200GB SkyDrive storage for two years, free international Skype calls for one year
Need another reason to pick up Microsoft's latest iteration of the Surface tablet, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2? How's 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for the first two years, plus what Microsoft's ...
03:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Surface and Surface Pro 2 buyers get 200GB SkyDrive storage for two years, free international Skype calls for one year (updated)
Need another reason to pick up Microsoft's latest iteration of the Surface tablet, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2? How's 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for the first two years, plus what Microsoft's ...
03:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 buyers get 200GB SkyDrive storage for two years, free international Skype calls for one year (updated)
Need another reason to pick up Microsoft's latest iteration of the Surface tablet, the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2? How's 200GB of free SkyDrive storage for the first two years, plus what Microsoft's ...
02:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces the Surface 2, the follow-up to the original Surface RT; coming October 22nd for $449
As promised, Microsoft has just revealed the Surface 2 here at its Surface-themed press event. Whereas the new Surface Pro 2 makes subtle changes to the original Pro, the Surface 2 is being billed as ...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro 2 hauls seven accessories including a Power Cover and docking station
In addition to introducing the Surface Pro 2 this morning, Microsoft also trotted out seven (!) accessories for its new slate including the new Power Cover and a docking station.Developing...Follow ou...
02:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Surface Pro 2 accessories including a docking station, Power Cover and Type Cover 2
In addition to introducing the Surface Pro 2 this morning, Microsoft also trotted out a smattering of accessories for its new slates including the new Power Cover and a docking station. The former off...
02:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's new Surface Pro 2 gets official
The Surface RT's full-fledged Pro counterpart just got an update. Today, Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to that x86 / Windows 8 compatible tablet: the Surface Pro 2 and it comes with a stylus. Accor...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface 2 liveblog!
Welcome to Microsoft's Surface 2 event in NYC! We'll be on hand to deliver updates on new hardware, pricing, keyboard covers and whatever else Redmond has in store. Stay tuned!September 23, 2013 10:30...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Oppo N1 puts a 13MP camera on a hinge, keeps selfie addicts happy
Oppo's been prepping its photography-centric N1 for quite some time, but at last, the teasing stops today as the company unveils its first N-Lens series device in Beijing. We're looking at a 1.7GHz qu...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Oppo N1 puts a 13MP camera on a hinge, comes with CyanogenMod extras
Oppo's been prepping its photography-centric N1 for quite some time, but at last, the teasing stops today as the company unveils its first N-Lens series device in Beijing. We're looking at a 1.7GHz qu...
12:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Apple sells nine million new iPhones in three days
Apple just set a new all-time record for iPhone sales on launch: it reports selling nine million total iPhone 5s and 5c units this weekend, well over the 5 million of the iPhone 5 launch last year. Wh...
10:56 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Peachy Printer's sub-$100 3D printer smashes fundraising goal (video)
While the cost of 3D printers are coming down, it's unlikely we'll start to see them invade everyone's homes 'til they become much cheaper. That's the idea, at least, behind the Peachy Printer, a devi...
09:26 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Tesco puts its name to a budget 7-inch tablet in the UK: the 119 Hudl
Not content with flogging other people's smartphones and tablets, now UK supermarket chain Tesco has become the latest to launch one of its own. Priced at £119 and available from September 30th,...
09:26 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Tesco puts its name to a budget 7-inch tablet in the UK: the 119 Hudl (hands-on)
Not content with flogging other people's smartphones and tablets, now UK supermarket chain Tesco has become the latest to launch one of its own. Priced at £119 and available from September 30th,...
06:50 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget LG Vu 3 official: 5.2-inch 4:3 display, Snapdragon 800, 13MP camera, LTE-A
Considering LG's G2 was leaked many times before it became official, we're a little surprised that the company managed to keep the Vu 3 under wraps before today (more or less, anyway). The Korean firm...
05:57 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Focal camera app removed from CyanogenMod, launched as standalone beta
Not everyone is happy with Cyanogen as a company. Guillaume Lesniak, the creator of CyanogenMod's Focal camera app, doesn't like that licensing changes accompanying the new venture would limit his con...
03:28 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget How would you change Sony's Vaio T13?
When a company first enters the Ultrabook space, you don't expect perfection, but you'd hope a company like Sony could deliver. The Vaio T13, the company's first Intel-approved thin-and-light, was pri...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, September 23, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 16th, 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, September 22, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: iPhone 5s and 5c reviews, Droid Maxx review, iOS 7 available to download, 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, September 22, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Microsoft's mobile monster
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.On September 2, Microsoft announced that it would pay $7.2 billion for Nokia's handset business, including its smartpho...
08:47 pm -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Instapaper creator sets out to build Overcast, a better iOS podcast app
If you're wondering what Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper, has been up to since he sold the read-it-later service to Betaworks, wonder no more. At the XOXO festival in Portland, OR, Arment announce...
08:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Catch our Surface 2 liveblog tomorrow at 10:30 AM ET!
Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready to meet the follow-up to Microsoft's Windows 8 tablet? There's most definitely new Surface (and likely Surface Pro) hardware in store at tomorrow's NYC event, so yo...
07:23 pm -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Chaos Computer Club says it's beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader (video)
Already feeling secure about using just your fingerprint to unlock the new iPhone 5S? European hacker association Chaos Computer Club claims it can be circumvented with "easy everyday means." Accordin...
07:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Apple TV 6.0 quietly pulled following bricked updates, connectivity issues
If you haven't already updated your Apple TV to version 6.0, you'll have to wait: Cupertino has discreetly pulled the software upgrade. Although no official statement has been made, users on Twitter h...
06:06 pm -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget You can plug a PS4 into the Xbox One, but Microsoft says you probably shouldn't
Microsoft's Albert Penello confirmed to Gamespot at the Tokyo Game Show that the Xbox One's HDMI input would work with any device, including its rival the PlayStation 4, but that's not the whole story...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: rocket bicycle, microbe sewage treatment and a processor that can run off a single glass of red wine
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.Remember that shapeshifting robot from Terminator 2 who cou...
10:36 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Bing updates iOS app with new shortcuts and redesigned menu
Now that Bing is integrated with Siri, iOS users can use it without a dedicated app, but those who stick with it can expect a few new benefits. While you won't see a complete overhaul, the search engi...
06:27 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon surfaces in press image
We've already had a peek at the back of Nokia's reported Lumia 1520 spinoff for Verizon. Today, we may be looking at the front: frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's claimed to be a press image ...
06:27 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 929 for Verizon surfaces in press image (updated)
We've already had a peek at the back of Nokia's reported Lumia 1520 spinoff for Verizon. Today, we may be looking at the front: frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's claimed to be a press image ...
03:14 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best job search tools?
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 Hildy, who's looking for a new job and ...
03:01 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry pauses BBM rollout for Android and iOS following leak
We hope you weren't scheduling your weekend around the launch of BBM for Android and iOS, as BlackBerry has paused the rollout following a leak of the Android version. There were too many simultaneous...
02:05 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 16th, 2013
If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week brought additional details of the upcoming Jolla smartphone, alo...
01:02 am -04 - Sun, September 22, 2013
Engadget Chew to reload: Light-gun concept game tries to make eating vegetables fun (video)
The Tokyo Game Show isn't just triple-A console titles and new hardware. Oh no, there's Food Practice Shooter too. It's the work of Takayuki Kosaka from Kanagawa's Institute of Technology, with the no...
10:22 pm -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's budget 'Americano' phone reportedly caught on camera
There have been rumors that BlackBerry would introduce a touch-only parallel to the Q5, and we may have just glimpsed that smartphone in the wild. Both BBin and CrackBerry have photos of what's report...
07:45 pm -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget Firefox 25 beta for Android adds guest browsing and mixed content blocking
Now that polished versions of Firefox 24 are out the door, Mozilla has released the beta version of Firefox 25 -- and it's quite a hefty upgrade for Android users. The new mobile build adds guest brow...
05:34 pm -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget NASA ends Deep Impact comet-hunting mission after eight years
After more than eight years, NASA's comet-hunting Deep Impact mission has come to an abrupt close. The agency has stopped trying to communicate with the mission probe after losing contact on August 8t...
03:16 pm -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget Firefox for Windows 8 enters Aurora channel with touch and gesture support
The path to bring Firefox to Windows 8 may be longer than Mozilla had originally anticipated, but the first important milestone to its January arrival is now at hand. Firefox for Windows 8 has graduat...
01:13 pm -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget PSA: BBM for iOS rollout underway, Android version acting a little shy
It's been something of a mixed week for BlackBerry, but it's good news for those with an affinity for its BBM service (but an allegiance to other phones.) If you're over on the Apple side of the fence...
12:32 pm -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 bug lets you call any number from a locked homescreen (video)
You can expect three things every time a new iOS version comes along: fresh aesthetics, features and, by the looks of it, ways to bypass a locked screen. In iOS 7's case, this is the second security f...
09:25 am -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm iOS app updated with AirPlay, IMDb info and Watchlist management
Streaming Thundercats to your iDevice with Lovefilm is all well and good, but what if you wanted to watch it on a bigger screen? Well, now you can, assuming you use Apple TV: the app's latest update h...
05:08 am -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget Android to Airplay Mirroring demonstrated, coming soon to CyanogenMod
Just in case you thought incorporation would slow things down among the folks behind CyanogenMod, dev and VP of Engineering Koushik Dutta just posted this video showing off Airplay Mirroring from an A...
03:24 am -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft details Bing's improved 'Page Zero' search results
Wondering how Bing's upgraded Page Zero search feature produces rich details and options before you've even finished typing? Microsoft has posted a deep dive that explains a lot of what's going on. Bi...
01:58 am -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget GSM Moto X dev edition brings unlocked bootloader on AT&T, T-Mobile for $650
A couple of days ago Motorola introduced the Developer Edition of its new Moto X for Verizon and as promised, it's followed up with one for GSM networks. If you're into running custom software, this i...
12:16 am -04 - Sat, September 21, 2013
Engadget GTA V makes $1 billion in three days, may be fastest selling entertainment product in history
Calling Grand Theft Auto V one of 2013's most anticipated video game releases would be a massive understatement, but if you wanted some sort of monetary proof of the claim, Take-Two interactive has it...
11:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: MakerBot Digitizer eyes-on, BlackBerry's bad news, iPhone 5s goes on sale, 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...
10:52 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Bre Pettis on the MakerBot Digitizer: we're building an ecosystem (video)
"We get to set the standard in desktop 3D scanning," Bre Pettis says, beaming. "When we looked out at the world and saw what 3D scanners could do, we wanted to make something that could make really hi...
10:13 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 361 - 09.19.13
This week it's all about our iPhone 5s and 5c reviews, the newly unveiled BlackBerry Z30 and Sony's intriguing QX10 lens camera. So how did we spice things up? We got none other than TechCrunch's John...
09:48 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget My Asics 2.0 provides adaptive training plans to runners on Android and iOS
Asics has had personalized training plans on its website for a while, but they haven't been much help for runners who've already laced up their shoes. Those plans are now much more accessible courtesy...
09:13 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm joins Wireless Power Consortium board, sparks hope for A4WP and Qi unification
Qualcomm, the founding member of Alliance for Wireless Power (or A4WP in short), made a surprise move today by joining the management board of the rival Wireless Power Consortium (or WPC), the group b...
08:37 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Verizon FiOS Mobile on Android and iOS can now stream live TV from anywhere
The shackles have been officially removed. If you're one of the many folks using FiOS Mobile on Android or iOS, then you're aware the app's live TV streaming feature has only worked while being connec...
07:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget MakerBot Digitizer eyes-on
This ain't the same Digitizer we saw back at South by Southwest. The prototype that was unveiled in Austin back in March looked an awful lot like those early generation MakerBot printers, borrowing he...
07:22 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Bad news from Blackberry: 4,500 jobs to be cut, expected Q2 net operating loss of over $950 million
Things haven't been going well at BlackBerry for awhile, what with lackluster adoption of BB10 and the hardware running it, and rumors that massive layoffs are coming before the end of the year. Today...
07:15 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget FCC approves AT&T acquisition of Alltel assets
In a process that started back in January of this year, the FCC has given the thumbs-up to AT&T on its proposed $780 million acquisition of Alltel assets. The package includes retail stores, appro...
07:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5s's A7 SoC built by Samsung, M7 processor comes from NXP
Rumors swirled ahead of the iPhone 5s' launch that the silicon inside it would come from a source other than Samsung. Despite signing a deal with TSMC to manufacture future SoC's, Chipworks has confir...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Slow and steady wins the race
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.In this week's Distro, we take a closer look at Apple's two new iPhones, the 5c and 5s. The 5c, despite be...
06:13 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Apple TV gets iTunes Radio, AirPlay from iCloud and more with latest software update
Apple may not have made any mention of an Apple TV software update at its event earlier this month, but it turns out it did have one set to roll out alongside its new iPhones. Available for download n...
06:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Vevo opts out of offline video on YouTube's mobile apps
When YouTube's offline viewing feature launches in November, don't expect to find Vevo on board. According to Variety, the music video service has opted out of the functionality, which will let users ...
06:06 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Snowden leak suggests UK was spying on Belgian telecom
When Belgian prosecutors suggested that Belgacom was the target of foreign espionage, many blamed the NSA -- it has a history of snooping on other countries, after all. Those accusations may have been...
05:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Ultimaker debuts its latest 3D printer ahead of World Maker Faire
Over the past few years, Maker Faire has transformed into something of a 3D printer fest, and there's no reason to expect that this weekend's event in Flushing, Queens will be any different. Ultimaker...
05:15 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Everything is over-designed -- everything
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.I had a conversation with a friend today about the upcoming PS4 birt...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Valve's planning an announcement for Monday and it could be the Steambox
There's only so much we can read into Valve's vague plans to "connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living room," but the safe bet is on the Steambox. The company's just-launched teaser...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Head-Fi.org founder Jude Mansilla on the Sennheiser Orpheus, Sony MDR-V6 and nondescript product monikers
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In a brand new installment of our regular session of queries...
04:36 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Facebook developing brain-like AI to find deeper meaning in feeds and photos
Facebook's current News Feed ranking isn't all that clever -- it's good at surfacing popular updates, but it can miss lower-profile updates that are personally relevant. The company may soon raise th...
04:09 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft cuts off Skype support for Windows Phone 7 because old things must die
There are two ways to deliver bad news: an overlong, meandering apology or the 'pull no punches' route. Microsoft, in explaining away future Skype support for Windows Phone 7, went with option number ...
03:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Gold iPhone 5s in short supply as Apple only ships 'tens' of units to stores
Many scoffed at the notion of a gold iPhone, but it seems that metallic champagne is the color everyone's trying to buy. While online orders are being pushed back to next month, sources have told Enga...
03:11 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Logitech's Harmony Ultimate, the LG G2 and investing in a next-gen console
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...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 108: With the arrival of two new Apple handsets, do the i's have it?
Just over a week ago, Apple pulled the wraps off of not one but two new smartphone options for the iOS faithful. In this week's edition of our slate magazine, the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c head through ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Linn launches 25,000 turntable made out of whisky casks
Aside from enjoying a wee dram while listening to The White Album, we didn't think there was a better way to combine our love of whisky and high-end audio gear. Linn, on the other hand, decided to cel...
12:06 pm -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Life on Mars cast into doubt as Curiosity fails to find methane
[Click] Hi, is that David Bowie? [Silence] ...It's NASA here. We've got some news. While it's not a conclusive answer, the Curiosity Rover wasn't able to detect any traces of methane in the Gale Crate...
11:51 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 189 - 09.19.13 (updated)
Not to spoil anything, but this week is all about our post-review thoughts regarding the iPhone 5c and 5s. Fret not, though! We also spared some time for LG's latest Android handset, the G2. Ready you...
10:44 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft sees future for ARM-based tablets, but maybe not Windows RT
The rest of the industry may have turned its back on Windows RT, but it looks as if Microsoft isn't prepared to ditch the Windows-on-ARM dream just yet. During an analyst call, Terry Myerson, Microsof...
10:29 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Gecko Bluetooth tags act as motion and location triggers for your mobile (video)
What you see above isn't a fancy pick -- it's a gesture control peripheral called Gecko designed to do a lot more than strum a guitar. According to its creators, each action the coin-sized gadget make...
09:55 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: stand the Xbox One any way you like, as long as it's flat
We're still a couple of months away from the launch of the Xbox One, but if you've already cleared out a welcoming cubbyhole in anticipation, then we hope you've pictured the next-gen console lying do...
08:53 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Gran Turismo documentary 'Kaz' exposes series' enigmatic creator (video)
To celebrate 15 years of Gran Turismo, Sony is releasing a documentary about the obsessions of series creator Kazunori Yamauchi. Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide chronicles Yamauchi's creative process ...
08:05 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Sprint launches its 'One Up' plan for early upgraders
Sprint's "One Up" early upgrade program, Big Yellow's offering in the style of Verizon, T-Mobile and AT&T, has just gone live. While it's currently only available in-store, customers can upgrade t...
07:29 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Vita TV seeing 'strong response' outside of Japan, Sony looking into EU / US launch
As if it weren't already expected enough, PlayStation Vita TV is almost certainly headed to territories outside of Japan. "During the presentation yesterday, the European / American users showed a ver...
07:03 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget PSA: iPhone 5s now available on Apple Store
You've had a couple of days to mull over our review, but now it's go time: the iPhone 5s is now available for order in Apple's online storefront (if you're not seeing it on the web yet, the official a...
07:01 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's SVP explains delayed Japan launch, cites domestic Vita success
The PlayStation 4 launches on November 15th. Well, it does in the US. For Japanese gamers, they're going to have to wait over three months before they're able to buy Sony's next-gen console. But why? ...
06:22 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget How the PlayStation Eye connects your hands and voice to the PlayStation 4
When the PlayStation 4 launches this November, the PlayStation Eye camera will enable you to sign into the console using just your face. Unlike its Microsoft counterpart, Kinect, the Eye won't allow m...
06:06 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Google Translate iOS app updated with new UI, handwriting support
International travelers just got one more reason to update to iOS 7: Google's Translate app. Mountain View's machine translation service is already the go-to language conversion tool for many users, b...
04:53 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget iConsole.tv Android gaming PC updated with Intel Iris graphics, consumer units expected to start at $399
Remember the iConsole.tv, Christopher Price's Android-powered gaming PC? It's back, and it's better: Mobile Media Ventures has announced that the project's developer unit is getting a spec overhaul, u...
03:29 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget You Don't Know Jack gets reinvented for iOS with group gaming sessions in mind (video)
If you're of a certain age, you think of You Don't Know Jack as a relic from the '90s. But to its credit, the trivia game has made an impressively smooth transition to the twenty-first century: Jackbo...
02:44 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget BRAVIA Smart Stick costs $149, adds Google TV experience to Sony's TVs
After appearances in early FCC leaks and a quick preview this weekend, Sony has officially announced its next Google TV device, the BRAVIA Smart Stick. We already knew the MHL and USB connected dongle...
02:40 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 189 - 09.19.13 (updated)
Not to spoil anything, but this week is all about our post-review thoughts regarding the iPhone 5c and 5s. Fret not, though! We also spared some time for LG's latest Android handset, the G2. Ready you...
02:37 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 189 - 09.19.13
Not to spoil anything, but this week is all about our post-review thoughts regarding the iPhone 5c and 5s. Fret not, though! We also spared some time for LG's latest Android handset, the G2. Ready you...
02:12 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget iFixit blows apart the iPhone 5s, fingers Apple's Touch ID sensor
Apple's latest flagship smartphone is due in stores tomorrow morning, and naturally, iFixit has put one of the shipping units under a screwdriver before launch. We can't say we're surprised: these fol...
01:49 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget Neal Stephenson's Clang reduced to a part-time project as cash runs dry
Crowdfunding a project doesn't guarantee that it will be finished on time, or at all. Unfortunately, we're seeing an example of that uncertainty today -- Subutai has reduced its work on Neal Stephens...
01:39 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget BRAVIA Smart Stick costs $149, adds Google TV experience to Sony's TVs
After appearances in early FCC leaks and a quick preview this weekend, Sony has officially announced its next Google TV device, the BRAVIA Smart Stick. We already knew the MHL and USB connected dongle...
12:57 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget My Yahoo gets DJ-approved overhaul
The big Y continues its Mayer-fueled reinvention with a long-awaited update to its My Yahoo personalized homepage builder. The online offering has gotten a new mobile-friendly overhaul, with the promi...
12:23 am -04 - Fri, September 20, 2013
Engadget California regulator sets rules for ridesharing companies
The California Public Utilities Commission approved ridesharing companies early this year, but it offered only a few temporary guidelines while it worked on a formal rule set. Today, the regulator has...
11:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: PlayStation Vita hands-on, HP SlateBook x2 review, iOS 7 lockscreen bug, 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 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c join Three UK's lineup this Friday with unlimited 4G data
'C,' it turns out, is for color -- not cookie, or cheap or China. Yes, the pretty in pastel iPhone 5c, Sir Jony Ive's repackaged ode to Apple's last-gen iPhone, as well as the iPhone 5s will be joinin...
10:06 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget GameCase brings a full-size, natively supported gamepad to iOS 7 devices
Apple now offers native gamepad support in iOS 7, and ClamCase is making the most of that opportunity by unveiling the GameCase. The Bluetooth add-on will give iOS players a full-size, Xbox-like contr...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Ads creep into Pinterest with introduction of promoted pins
Move over ad Twitter, here comes ad Pinterest. The social networking service, which allows users to "pin" items of interest (get it?) to digital boards, began offering personalized recommendations bac...
08:54 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Hyperkin Retron 5 combines ten consoles into one on December 10 for $99
We love what the Hyperkin Retron 5 brings to the table, namely compatibility with ten classic gaming system cartridges: NES, Famicom, Super NES and Famicom, Sega Master System, Genesis and Mega Drive,...
08:10 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 bug enables user to bypass lockscreen, send emails and status updates
The moment operating systems become available to the public is also the moment millions of people have the opportunity to hunt around and find bugs. And, it appears that at least one rather critical b...
08:10 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 bug enables user to bypass lockscreen, send emails and status updates (update: Apple response)
The moment operating systems become available to the public is also the moment millions of people have the opportunity to hunt around and find bugs. And, it appears that at least one rather critical b...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Don't miss Wikimedia, OLPC, Leap Motion, Voltaic and more at Expand NY!
We're getting more and more impatient waiting for Expand New York with every subsequent speaker announcement -- and we've got five more names to lay on you right now. This November, we'll be joined by...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Google drops its black menu bar, rolls out more streamlined look for the web
Some users of Google's web-based products may have already seen the familiar black menu bar disappear from one Google site or another, but the company has now confirmed that was only just the beginnin...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Target also selling the iPhone 5c for $79.99 on-contract, now accepting pre-orders
We've already seen Walmart undercut Apple by selling the iPhone 5c for less than the MSRP right out of the gate, but it turns out it's not the only retailer offering a deal. Target's also selling the ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
iPhone, youPhone, we allPhone for iPhone. Well, some of us do, at least. Those of us who actually managed to download iOS 7 yesterday, anyway. Welcome to the Engadget Podcast, where we separate the ha...
06:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Google makes its Quickoffice app free for both Android and iOS users
Less than two weeks after Apple decided to make iWork free for new iOS devices, Google went and did us one better: it's offering its Quickoffice suite for free, to both Android and iOS users. If you r...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Google promises UK regulator that Waze will remain separate pending review
When Google acquired Waze, it said that it would keep the newly purchased company at arm's length. Well, we now know exactly how separate Waze will be, at least for the foreseeable future. Google has ...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 004: Reggie Watts on using technology to make art, pterodactyls
You don't have to ask Reggie Watts to make music. He just does. As he fumbles around for cords and components in the drawers and bookshelves of his Brooklyn apartment, everything that falls within eye...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Cambridge Audio's Minx Xi music streamer packs built-in amp and 24-bit DAC (video)
There are plenty of gadgets that will stream music across the home, but few of them would satisfy the stereotypical audiophile. Cambridge Audio's just-shipped Minx Xi system may appease those fussier ...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 upgrade program gets detailed: $10 for a next-gen copy
Back at Gamescom 2013, Sony made it known that select cross-generational games, like Call of Duty: Ghosts, purchased for the PlayStation 3 would be upgradeable for its forthcoming PS4. At the time, So...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Google patent filing describes tailored online book clubs, minus the wine
The phrase "virtual book club" may not conjure romantic visions of low-lit rooms and vintage wines, but you don't necessarily need those things to throw fancy words around. Amazon-owned Goodreads host...
05:03 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget YouTube's offline video for mobile explained
Need more clarification on how YouTube's offline video feature for mobile will work? Well, All Things D has shed a little light on the process via a memo Google sent to its YouTube partners. Turns out...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget HP SlateBook x2 review: HP takes on ASUS with a dockable Android tablet
Until now, ASUS hasn't had much competition in dockable Android tablets. Sure, we've seen the odd model from Lenovo and other companies, but for the most part, "Transformer" has become one of those wo...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Sony bringing PS3 titles to Gaikai in 2014, future PS4 owners rejoice
At the Tokyo Game Show today, Shuhei Yoshida announced that Sony will soon launch a library of PlayStation 3 titles via its Gaikai cloud-gaming service. Yoshida also confirmed that the games will be a...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Moves' always-on fitness tracking app comes to Android
If you don't fancy buying a wearable or investing in a phone with a fancy motion chip, then Moves might be for you. The activity tracking app sits in the background and learns your daily routine, pres...
03:52 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Amazon brings GameCircle integration to iOS
Amazon's GameCircle framework has just gone cross-platform -- as of today, iOS developers can integrate the cloud service into their apps. The iOS programming interface mirrors its Android counterpar...
03:10 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet finally makes its iOS debut, sans NFC
Hey iPhone users, Google Wallet is here! The payments app has finally arrived for iOS devices, bringing with it transfers to friends, loyalty card tracking and nearby offers. Tap-to-pay is notably abs...
02:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Republic Wireless to offer Moto X for $299 off-contract, plans starting at $5
Republic Wireless' low-cost, WiFi-driven phone service has proven tempting. The rapidly aging smartphones attached to that service, however? Not so much. The carrier will soon improve that device sele...
02:08 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Amazon adds Amy Sedaris, Wanda Sykes and Cynthia Nixon to 'Alpha House' cast
Amazon Studios clearly isn't messing about. One of the more notable series in its original round of pilots is getting a bit more star power. Comedians Amy Sedaris, Wanda Sykes and Sex and the City alu...
01:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget US prosecutors praise Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock, urge users to update
Prosecutors in New York and San Francisco have given Apple's new iOS 7 software some high praise, all thanks to a simple security measure. District Attorney George Gascón (SF) and Attorney Gene...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Phiaton launches new Fusion and Chord headphones for the audiophile set
Sennheiser, Klipsch, Phiaton... what is it about audio brands that don't easily roll off the tongue? It's the latter that interests us today, of course, after announcing two new sets of headphones for...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget We're live from the Tokyo Game Show 2013!
Tokyo e, yookoso. Well, actually, Japan's biggest gaming show is in Chiba, but we're not going to complain. Sony's already revealed its Vita handheld refresh, the new Vita TV mini-console and more glo...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget HP lays claim to the first fanless Haswell PC and the first Leap Motion laptop
What do a fanless PC and a motion-controlled laptop have in common? Nothing, really; just that HP is going to be first to market with both of these things. After teasing a fanless tablet back in June,...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget HP fills out its tablet lineup with four Android models and two Windows hybrids
When HP announced its first Android tablet, the Slate 7, we were surprised (and a little disappointed) to see the company attacking the low end of the market. Where were the high-end tablets, we wonde...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget HP fills out its tablet lineup with four Android slates and two Windows models
When HP announced its first Android tablet, the Slate 7, we were surprised (and a little disappointed) to see the company attacking the low end of the market. Where were the high-end tablets, we wonde...
10:15 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man who built Nintendo, dies aged 85
Hiroshi Yamauchi was Nintendo's third and arguably most important president. When he took the reins from his grandfather in 1949, the Japanese company specialized in the manufacture of playing cards f...
09:04 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget HTC Desire 601 shows up at the FCC, likely headed to Sprint or Virgin Mobile
While we've already spent precious quality time with the HTC Desire 601, we still weren't sure where exactly this mid-range smartphone would be available. Well, if this FCC listing is any indication, ...
08:42 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Apple now lets Windows users sync iCloud bookmarks with Chrome and Firefox
While the release of iOS 7 was yesterday's big news, Apple also dropped a number of other smaller, but no less important, software updates. Not content with allowing only Internet Explorer users impor...
07:05 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Alternative iOS email app Dispatch gains advanced search, fresh interface
Now that you've given your iPhone a breath of fresh air with iOS 7, why not try something besides the old standby email apps? Along with a new interface, the recently overhauled Dispatch now includes ...
05:47 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the new PlayStation Vita
Just like the PlayStation Portable before it, the PlayStation Vita comes in iterations. There's the standard, original Vita, and then there's the new, even nicer version. Sony unveiled that new iterat...
05:47 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the new PlayStation Vita (update: video!)
Just like the PlayStation Portable before it, the PlayStation Vita comes in iterations. There's the standard, original Vita, and then there's the new, even nicer version. Sony unveiled that new iterat...
05:32 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms PS4 gesture and voice control, HDMI capture for games
Looking for more PS4 news? Here's a bit now that Sony's Tokyo Game Show keynote address is over. A couple of features we'd hoped to hear more about have been confirmed, and the first is that the PS4 c...
05:06 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Tumblr adds push notifications to Android app, iOS version to follow suit
A barrage of apps might've just gotten an iOS 7 refresh, but there's one for Android that's left its iOS counterpart in the dust: Tumblr. The microblogging site's Android app now boasts push notificat...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Nikon's AW1 is the world's first waterproof interchangeable-lens camera (hands on)
Have any interest in bringing an interchangeable-lens camera along on your next snorkeling adventure? You could pick up a pricey DSLR housing, sure, but you might want to consider Nikon's new 1-Series...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Nikon's AW1 is the world's first waterproof interchangeable-lens camera (hands-on)
Have any interest in bringing an interchangeable-lens camera along on your next snorkeling adventure? You could pick up a pricey DSLR housing, sure, but you might want to consider Nikon's new 1-Series...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Nikon's AW1 is the world's first waterproof interchangeable-lens digital camera (hands-on)
Have any interest in bringing an interchangeable-lens camera along on your next snorkeling adventure? You could pick up a pricey DSLR housing, sure, but you might want to consider Nikon's new 1-Series...
03:45 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the PlayStation Vita TV, Sony's $100 microconsole
The PlayStation Vita TV is an aberration, but it's also another smart move from a company that's been on the gaming offensive since its February kickoff event for the PlayStation 4. In short, Vita TV ...
03:45 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the PlayStation Vita TV, Sony's $100 microconsole (update: video!)
The PlayStation Vita TV is an aberration, but it's also another smart move from a company that's been on the gaming offensive since its February kickoff event for the PlayStation 4. In short, Vita TV ...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at midnight ET!
Mom always said nothing good happens after midnight, but obviously she didn't know about mobile podcasts. Yes, it's another late night here at Engadget Mobile virtual HQ, but we have a few things to s...
02:42 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Staples and RadioShack remove Amazon lockers from stores
Perhaps placing Amazon lockers right within the confines of a couple of its toughest competitors might not have been such a great idea after all. Several months ago, Staples and RadioShack agreed to a...
01:55 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Sony plans to sell 5 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the fiscal year
Ambition? Sony's got that. The company just announced during its Tokyo Game Show keynote that it plans to sell a solid five million PlayStation 4 consoles by the end of the fiscal year. It's a bold en...
01:25 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget Live from Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2013 keynote!
We've got a good idea on what Sony's got planned for at least part of its keynote. Some western release dates and prices for the likes of the Vita TV and new Vita are pretty likely, as are more detail...
12:06 am -04 - Thu, September 19, 2013
Engadget OUYA revises Free the Games Fund to lower project goals, reduce exclusivity
It looks like outspoken indie devs are finally getting their wish: OUYA is revising the rules for its "Free the Games" fund. The matching contest (which provides additional funding to Kickstarter camp...
11:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: iPhone 5s and 5c reviews, Cyber-shot QX10 review, iOS 7 now available, 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...
11:27 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Apple raises cellular download cap to 100MB for iOS
If you hadn't noticed, there have been a lot of app updates to accommodate the launch of iOS 7. You may not have to use a WiFi hotspot to grab them all, though -- Apple has quietly raised iOS' cellul...
11:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Verizon speaks out on Nexus 7 LTE activation, expects it will be certified 'shortly'
Despite the wide LTE support featured on the Nexus 7 2013's cellular modem-equipped model, early buyers have found Verizon won't activate it for a new line on the Big Red Network. The company responde...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 367 - 09.18.13
Yes, there was notable news in HD this week, but nothing gets Richard as fired up as Fantasy Football and GTA V. Thankfully, we were able pull him away from his Xbox for an hour of recording with Ben....
10:03 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Feedly embraces app development by opening up API to all
Feedly just got markedly more developer-friendly. The news aggregator has added a slew of new third-party apps to its platform and has also opened up its new cloud API to all interested parties, start...
09:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Mac now offers a Presentation Mode as a premium feature
It's not just iOS and BlackBerry 10 users getting new Evernote apps this week; the company has now also released an updated version of its Mac app with one fairly big new feature. An all-new Presentat...
09:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn petitions court to provide more details regarding government data requests
It's not just the heaviest of the internet heavyweights pushing for greater government transparency. LinkedIn has filed its own petition with the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court asking for ...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Kogan debuts second Agora smartphone: 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, Jelly Bean, $189
Kogan's Agora brand may not drive techies wild like Galaxies or iThings do, but its motto is clear: try to deliver reasonable hardware at the lowest possible price. The company's first bid for a piece...
08:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget NC State develops personalized web search without the usual server strain
The notion of personalized, contextually aware search is nothing new, but it can put a tremendous strain on servers by asking for a lot of data at once. NC State has developed a search technique that ...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Sharp's 70-inch, THX-certified Aquos Ultra 4K TV goes on sale in the US for $7,500
We are well past mid-August, which is when Sharp initially estimated its new 70-inch Aquos 4K Ultra HD LED TV would begin hitting shelves. Despite the late arrival, however, something tells us folks w...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Battlefield 4 for Xbox One may get Kinect-based look controls
If you've wanted to immerse your body in a first-person shooter, you've typically had to use a complex simulator. Battlefield 4 may soon provide a decidedly simpler (and cheaper) alternative. DICE's P...
07:24 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 18th: Klipsch Image E1 In-Ear Headphones, Jabra Wave Bluetooth Headset
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Facebook iOS app gets a facelift, gives iPhone users a new navigation bar
It's iOS 7 release day, folks, and while we've told you about plenty of apps that have been updated to fit Apple's new aesthetic, we've got another for you. This time, it's Facebook, and instead of ju...
06:55 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 coming to Verizon, pricing and availability TBA
It's hardly the biggest BlackBerry shocker of the day, but at least a few BB 10 fans should be able to breathe a sign of relief at Verizon's Z30 announcement. That handset, in all its BB 10.2 glory, i...
06:54 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Moto X Developer Edition for Verizon now available for $650 (update: GSM and Droid Maxx details)
If you've been pining for the freedom of the Moto X Developer Edition, you can now pick one up. Motorola has started selling the Verizon model for $650; the company also lists a GSM version, although ...
06:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Polar Loop wristband tracks activity, exercise and sleep alongside an iPhone app for $109
We've tested our fair share of activity trackers and Polar is now adding one more to the fray. That's not a Nike+ FuelBand you see, it's the Polar Loop: a wearable for your wrist that keep tabs on act...
06:21 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget WSJ: BlackBerry expected to cut up to 40 percent of its workforce by year's end
BlackBerry hasn't been hiding the fact that it's cutting back on its workforce, but a new report from The Wall Street Journal today suggests that another particularly big round of layoffs could be in ...
06:08 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Messenger app arriving on Android and iOS this weekend
BlackBerry's effort to extend its messaging service beyond its own failed hardware has finally come to fruition. After some awkward false starts, plus a detailed leak, BlackBerry Messenger apps for iO...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Gaming the system: Edward Thorp and the wearable computer that beat Vegas
"My name is Edward Thorp.""My name is Edward Thorp.""My name is Edward Thorp."It's 1964 and Edward Thorp is on the television game show To Tell The Truth, sitting alongside two other well-dressed men ...
05:48 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Skype for iOS now lets you join group voice calls
Can't make it to the office in time to join the weekly conference call through Skype? Don't fret -- Skype has just updated its iPad and iPhone apps to let users join group voice calls. The releases ...
05:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 app update roundup: it's a flat, flat, flat world
Even if you don't feel like coughing up the cash for either the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s, those eligible for an update (that's if you own an iPhone 4 or up, or an iPad 2 onward) can at least console the...
05:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Kindle's iOS app gets a flatter design to match iOS 7
We swear, we won't be giving you the blow-by-blow on every single app that gets updated for iOS 7 today, but this one seemed like a biggie. Amazon just announced that its Kindle reader for iOS has rec...
05:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Aviary gets an iOS 7 redesign and a new shop, comes in more languages
With the release of iOS 7 comes a parade of app refreshes, and one of the participants is Photo Editor by Aviary. Unlike past updates that only add extra features to the mix, this one includes a full ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Pocket for iOS 7 offers automatic syncing, hyphens
That's right, the iOS 7 refresh of the save-for-later app formerly known as Read It Later is now available with hyphens. The seemingly miniscule dash addition (which automatically adds hyphens for a m...
04:57 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 now available to download
You've now had a few hours to digest our feelings on the iPhone 5s and 5c, but now it's time to replicate the bulk of that experience on your existing Apple devices. iOS 7 is appearing as an available...
04:33 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Calico: a new Google company focused on extending life expectancy
Google's making a long-term business bet that, at first glance, may seem out of the ordinary: it's getting into healthcare. Its new company, Calico, will be focused on addressing the illnesses affecti...
04:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget iTunes Radio now rolling out in iTunes 11.1 update, brings Spotify-like streaming to the desktop
The release of iOS 7 is undoubtedly the big Apple news of the day, but there's another new product rolling out with it as well: iTunes Radio. The Spotify-like feature, which was announced during Apple...
04:05 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot QX10 review: a WiFi 'lens camera' that mounts directly on your smartphone
Earlier this month at IFA, Sony introduced an entirely new type of point-and-shoot camera. The QX10 and its big brother, the QX100, are missing a built-in LCD. Instead, framing, image review, configur...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Cyanogen is now a company, aims to be third major mobile ecosystem
CyanogenMod has grown unusually quickly in the past several months, polishing its custom Android firmware and introducing new services. We now know why the team has been so busy -- it's quietly been o...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Pandora intros redesigned iPad app, hopes you'll skip that other big radio service
There's no doubt that Pandora is feeling the heat from iTunes Radio. The company isn't letting its competitor's launch go unanswered, however. It just unveiled a redesigned Pandora 5.0 app for iOS tha...
03:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Sony's TGS 2013 keynote is later today, get your liveblog here!
While Sony spilled the beans on the existence of a new Vita handheld and mini-console already, we're still waiting to hear when it'll arrive in countries beyond Asia. The annual Tokyo Game Show is sur...
02:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 is available now as a Release Preview
Microsoft announced back at its Build developer conference that it was bringing Internet Explorer 11 to Windows 7, and it's already partially made good on that promise by letting developers get an ear...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget LG Vu 3 teased with semi-transparent QuickView case, expected to launch in October
LG's oddly shaped Optimus Vu II is slated for an update next month, according to Korean site ETNews. The 4:3 large-format device, dubbed simply Vu 3 (LG has dropped the Optimus branding from flagship ...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Sony's PS Vita TV launching in Asia in January, regional pricing TBA
Earlier this month, SCEJA president Hiroshi Kawano announced that the PlayStation 4 would hit Japan on February 22nd, a full three months after the console's mid-November launch in the US. To help eas...
01:31 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 8 cleared for US and Canadian government use
While Microsoft struggles to make Windows Phone 8 a consumer success, a new accreditation might increase its appeal to a different sort of customer. The company announced that the OS has received all ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra Note: the Tegra 4-powered, stylus-endowed tablets arrive next month starting at $199
As a follow to NVIDIA's Tegra 3 reference design for tablets, the company is now unveiling a more ambitious platform known as Tegra Note that leverages the Tegra 4, supports stylus input and provides ...
12:06 pm -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo to demonstrate its version of 5G at CEATEC in October
NTT DoCoMo's LTE-Advanced network may still be in its infancy, but the company's already preparing for when 150 Mbps is considered slow. Many are looking towards the next-generation of mobile broadban...
11:01 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget AR firm's prototype Glass app makes you an amateur car mechanic (video)
Developer Metaio knows a thing or two about augmented reality, and building on the magic of its Audi eKurzinfo app, it's created some prototype software for Google Glass that straps a car's instructio...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Vodafone's first own-brand LTE smartphone for the UK leaked... in America
The FCC may be guardians of America's cellular devices, but the commission's staffers don't care too much for a company's secret release plans. The latest bundle of documents has revealed that the Vod...
08:54 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget 'Infinity Blade III' hits the App Store ahead of iOS 7 release
After almost a two-year wait, a new Infinity Blade game has hit the App Store. Chair Entertainment's Infinity Blade III ($6.99/£4.99), the third and final chapter in the Apple-exclusive trilogy,...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 official: 5-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2,880mAh battery and BB 10.2
If you were paying attention to the late summer leaks, then the BlackBerry above won't strike you as a surprise. That's because it's the newly announced BlackBerry Z30, the official successor to the a...
06:23 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget iCloud website gets iOS 7 makeover, fresh app interfaces
To prepare for iOS 7 bursting out of the developer bubble into public release, Apple has clothed the iCloud website in raiment that reflects the new platform's looks. Next time you log into the websit...
05:51 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget YouTube's mobile apps will add true offline viewing in November
YouTube's Android app added the ability to watch precached videos (while still online) last summer, but Google's video streaming unit isn't stopping there. A post tonight on its Partners & Creator...
05:34 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Zoho Docs for desktop syncs files on your PC with the cloud, brings offline editing
You've likely been taking advantage of Zoho's mobile apps and the service's Google Drive integration if you use its office suite. Well, now the company has also released a Zoho Docs for desktop client...
04:24 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Google's AdID, an anonymous identifier for advertising, could replace the aging cookie
You know the drill: accept the cookie, delete the cookie, empty the cookie bin, and so on. Mostly, it's an exercise used when attempting to get your mum's PC to run a wee bit faster, but if you think ...
03:16 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Tesla's 'autopilot' car project targets 90 percent of miles driven, three years from now
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has discussed the company's ambitions to build a self-driving car on more than one occasion, and now he's revealed a bit more about its plans. After reports today about a job listi...
02:27 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget DARPA's XS-1 program aims for an unmanned spaceship with aircraft-like costs
The reusable spacecraft we've seen so far haven't really lived up to their billing: vehicles like the Space Shuttle or SpaceShipTwo require elaborate, expensive launches. If DARPA succeeds with its ju...
01:39 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Google invites iOS users to experience data compression with Chrome
Like it or not, thinking about every megabyte is essential for smartphone owners hoping to keep their monthly usage from topping whatever tier they've purchased. The nasty, unbecoming world of data ca...
01:01 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5c review
After weeks of leaks and speculation, the iPhone 5c is finally here. Apple's colorful new lower-cost handset slots below the iPhone 5s flagship and ships with iOS 7. This is the first time the company...
01:01 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s review
Forward-thinking. It's ironic that Apple's marketing slogan for the iPhone 5s invites us to look ahead to the future when, from the outside, the device looks like a carbon copy of last year's model, t...
12:24 am -04 - Wed, September 18, 2013
Engadget Blizzard foreclosing on Diablo III real-money auction house in March 2014
One of the major points of contention when Diablo III released on PC and Mac last year was an auction house where you could use real money to buy high-level gear. That's changing next March 18th when ...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: ASUS PadFone Infinity hands-on, Nokia 'innovation reinvented' 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...
11:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Adobe XD's Mighty and Napoleon prepare for retail, Contour and Parallel apps introduced (eyes-on)
As you've likely read today, Adobe XD has announced its plans to officially bring Projects Napoleon and Mighty -- a drafting ruler and cloud-connected stylus for iPads -- to retail in 2014. Rather tha...
10:34 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget SimCity's Red Cross charity pack aids real-world disaster victims
SimCity fans know nothing feels better than saving their other family from pollution and sickness -- except, you know, helping out some fellow human beings. A new collaboration with the Red Cross comb...
10:10 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile reprimanded for false advertising by industry watchdog (update: T-Mobile responds)
Apparently AT&T isn't the only one thinking that T-Mobile's Uncarrier advertising campaign might be a touch too aggressive. The National Advertising Division, which is administered by the Council ...
09:48 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget EA Sports, Origin head Andrew Wilson named new Electronic Arts CEO
Following the resignation of CEO Job Riccitiello back in March, Electronic Arts has announced that the head of EA Sports, Andrew Wilson, has been named as the successor. Wilson also served as an execu...
09:12 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Adobe Creative Cloud hits 1 million subscribers, Projects Mighty and Napoleon available in 2014
During today's Q3 earnings report, Adobe announced that its Creative Cloud software service had passed one million subscribers since launching in June. In addition to reaching that milestone much fast...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget SimCity's Red Cross charity pack aids real-world disaster victims
SimCity fans know nothing feels better than saving their other family from pollution and sickness -- except, you know, helping out some fellow human beings. A new collaboration with the Red Cross comb...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:15PM ET
It's Tuesday, the new regular day for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll appreciate us clearing up Monday for football and join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 5:15PM. If...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Evernote releases native app for BlackBerry 10
Evernote's had a presence on BlackBerry 10 since the early days of the OS, but today the cloud-based service is taking things a bit further. As of now, BB10 users can download a native version of Ever...
07:43 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget AllThingsD: carriers indicate lower than usual iPhone 5s stock ahead of Friday's launch
If last week's announcement got you all worked up about a new Apple handset, you may have to wait a little while longer. AllThingsD reports that sources from multiple US carriers are showing "grotesqu...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 will start at $120 if you're not upgrading from Windows 8
If you already have Windows 8 installed on your PC, Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade in the Windows Store. (But if you own a Windows 8 PC, you probably already knew that.) Now, Microsoft has reveale...
06:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 with LTE now available for purchase from Google Play in Canada, UK, France and more
Live outside of the Sates and eagerly awaiting a LTE-enabled Nexus 7? Well, Google has just obliged by making the 7-inch slate available in a handful of locales through it's Play Store. The 4G tablet ...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Google keeps it green, purchases 240MW of wind power in Texas
Google's goal of meeting its electrical needs with renewable sources got another big boost today. The Happy Hereford wind farm in Texas produces 240 megawatts of juice, and all of that output has been...
05:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Kinect for Windows SDK update lets developers add green screen effects
Kinect for Windows developers can now get a little more creative: Microsoft has released version 1.8 of the camera's SDK, which lets app creators produce a green screen effect by removing the backgrou...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Firefox 24 arrives with WebRTC video chats on Android, quick-close tabs on desktop
Mozilla has just released Firefox 24, and this refresh lavishes most of its attention on the Android version. The updated mobile browser enables WebRTC support, letting Android users conduct web-based...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Occipital's Structure Sensor clamps onto your iPad for 3D scanning on-the-go
With the explosion of desktop 3D printers, there seems little doubt that the next big land grab is the world of 3D scanning. Microsoft's Kinect has taken us a few steps closer to mainstreaming the tec...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Modders turn piano into Doom controller (video)
It's been almost too long since we've seen something (in)appropriated to satisfy a twisted modder's Doom craving, and this time, it's not the hardware running Id Software's classic game that's ill-fit...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Updated Google Wallet app for Android delivers easier mobile payments
Android users, this is where you unashamedly stick your tongue out at iOS loyalists while making childish noises with your lips. (In your fantasies, at least -- that's pretty rude to do in real life.)...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two gaming prizes, courtesy of Diamond Multimedia!
You love gaming. We love gaming. It's a great match, then, when our lives converge here in the weekly Engadget giveaway. This time Diamond Multimedia has returned to offer a couple of its Radeon HD 77...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget QSAlpha trying to raise $2.1 million for its super-encrypted Quasar IV superphone
After Canonical asked the world for $32 million to produce its Ubuntu Edge handset, $3.2 million seems like small potatoes, right? All right, it's still a bunch, but QSAlpha's got some big plans for t...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget QSAlpha trying to raise $3.2 million for its super-encrypted Quasar IV superphone
After Canonical asked the world for $32 million to produce its Ubuntu Edge handset, $3.2 million seems like small potatoes, right? All right, it's still a bunch, but QSAlpha's got some big plans for t...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Roku 2700X set-top box surfaces at the FCC with basic specs
The Roku 3 might not be the only Roku set-top box arriving this year: an unannounced 2700X has just passed through the FCC for approval. The filing shows a streaming hub that's curvy like the Roku 3,...
02:14 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget UK government to begin testing mobile emergency alerts
UK folks could soon be made aware of local emergencies via their mobile phone after the government announced plans to test its new alert system later this year. With support from O2, Vodafone and EE, ...
01:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Nokia teases 'innovation reinvented' event on October 22nd
Well, isn't this convenient? Rumors have circulated that Nokia was delaying the Lumia 1520 launch beyond late September, and the company has just teased an "innovation reinvented" event on October 22n...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Kanex launches $70 Multi-Sync Keyboard for easy device switching (hands-on)
Kanex make cables, right? It does, but the company is now branching out into the world of accessories, typified by the meDrive we played with earlier in the year. Now here comes the Multi-Sync, a keyb...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Dell intros the Inspiron 7000 series, a line of mid-range, thin-and-light laptops starting at $699
Head over to Dell's shopping site and you'll find the laptop section is a bit confusing. In addition to the premium XPS line and the gaming-centric Alienware brand, there's a vast selection of Inspiro...
12:25 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Iranians' glimpse of Facebook and Twitter freedom was due to a 'technical failure'
Yesterday, for a brief spell, ordinary Iranian citizens were able to talk to each other via Twitter and Facebook -- services that had been officially banned since 2009. Today, however, they awoke to d...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget AT&T opens second foundry lab in Plano, Dallas, focusing on the 'Internet of Everything'
Carriers need to innovate their way to bigger profits, so AT&T has been opening up foundries -- startup incubators that try and recreate the spirit of Bell Labs. While the company already has a so...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Preva opens up its fitness API, outside devs can now gamify your workout data
Not content to simply motivate your workouts, fitness equipment manufacturer Precor is opening up its Preva API so other developers can integrate your sweat... err, data. According to the company, the...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget AT&T opens second Foundry lab in Plano, Texas, hopes to foster the 'Internet of Things'
Carriers need to innovate their way to bigger profits, so AT&T has been opening up foundries -- startup incubators that try and recreate the spirit of Bell Labs. While the company already has a so...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon adds AirPlay streaming, IMDb integration to Instant Video iOS app
There are many ways to get a leg-up in the online content war, and one of them is to make sure your services are easy to use with competitor hardware. To that end, an update to the Amazon Instant Vide...
11:32 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Palm and webOS product auction reminds us of the forgotten Foleo
It's funny how, as time passes, we grow fonder of gadgets that were once disregarded. Nerd nostalgia has a knack of trumping common sense and draining wallets, which is why we're almost hesitant to br...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget TVCatchup adds catch-up TV for UK's major broadcasters
For the first time, the ironically-named live-streaming service TVCatchup is offering catch-up TV. From later today, the outfit will be baking-in links to the UK's four major broadcasters' on-demand p...
10:27 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 might get multi-user support
There's really not much you can do if your family sees your new Galaxy Tab 3.0 as a household tablet. Thankfully, it looks like Android's multi-user support might make its way to both the the 8.0 and ...
09:38 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Apple offering 'last compatible version' of iOS apps for older hardware
With iOS 7 arriving tomorrow, Apple is extending some love to the owners of older iOS devices that have been left behind. New compatibility features, first spotted on Reddit, will now kick into action...
08:58 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Firefox's Windows 8 UI won't be ready until January
Windows 8 die-hards waiting on Mozilla's Metro Firefox update will have to wait a little longer: the company says it won't be ready until next year. According to a recently published archive of meetin...
08:06 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm's X-A1 mirrorless ILC arriving this month with 16.3-megapixel APS-C sensor, $600 price
Fujifilm is swelling its retro-tastic line of X-Series cameras with the X-A1, an entry level model for wannabe photojournalists worldwide. The shooter comes with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS, although ...
07:51 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget The new ASUS PadFone Infinity hands-on (video)
While ASUS has some way to go before dominating the world with its PadFones, it seems that the company is still very much committed to this eccentric phone-in-tablet idea. What's more interesting is t...
06:39 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget ASUS' new PadFone Infinity unveiled with Snapdragon 800, microSD slot and design tweaks
Just as promised, today ASUS has made its new PadFone Infinity official in Taipei, and there are definitely no surprises in the specs. The main update here is obviously the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon...
06:05 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Wind Mobile to participate in Canada's 700MHz wireless auction
Wind Mobile apparently isn't worried that it has to fend without Verizon's help: the carrier has confirmed to MobileSyrup that it will participate in Canada's 700MHz wireless auction. While the provid...
06:05 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Wind Mobile to participate in Canada's 700MHz wireless auction (update: more providers)
Wind Mobile apparently isn't worried that it has to fend without Verizon's help: the carrier has confirmed to MobileSyrup that it will participate in Canada's 700MHz wireless auction. While the provid...
05:24 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Bing refresh brings a new logo, more 'at a glance' info with cards and info from your friends
Microsoft's search engine continues to push the rock up a hillside as it chases Google, and some new Bing features add or enhance its search in very familiar ways. First up is a reworked logo, detaile...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins launches the P7, its first pair of over-ear headphones
We've seen on-ear and in-ear headphones come out of Bowers & Wilkins' labs for quite some time, but now the company has announced its first over-ear pair. The new P7s boast the style's natural adv...
03:04 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget GTA 5 companion apps offer custom rides, virtual pooches, interactive maps
Need something to pass the time tonight while waiting for Grand Theft Auto 5? Developer Rockstar Games has you covered with a pair of free companion apps for its latest crime sim. The iFruit mobile ap...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Another wooden Tokyoflash timepiece emerges, the Maru (video)
Tony Stark's favorite timepiece is going natural with Tokyflash's wood Maru. From the looks of them though, the only change between the maple and red sandalwood variants and last year's metal model is...
01:40 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget YouTube testing Chromecast support for embedded videos
Anyone wanting to stream YouTube videos through a Chromecast currently has to visit YouTube's website or run one of its mobile apps. Viewers may soon have more options, though, as Google has confirmed...
12:56 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520 launch reportedly delayed in wake of Microsoft deal
If you believe the rumors, Nokia was supposed to launch the supersized Lumia 1520 (aka Bandit) as soon as next week. However, this unannounced Windows Phone may have hit an unofficial snag: Reuters cl...
12:13 am -04 - Tue, September 17, 2013
Engadget Internet.org targets efficiency and cost reduction to connect the next 5 billion
If Internet.org ever hopes to be successful with its goal of bringing affordable internet to the next 5 billion people, the cost of delivery will need to be much cheaper than it is today. Today, membe...
11:56 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 16th - 22nd)
After an all too long wait, GTA 5 has arrived -- check out Joystiq's review here. For a different source of violent content, you might also want to check out the series finale of Showtime's Dexter thi...
11:10 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Motorola Droid Maxx review, Google buys Bump, 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...
10:07 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Iran seemingly lifts restrictions on Facebook and Twitter access
It hasn't been outrightly confirmed by the government of Iran, but at least some within the nation's borders are now able to access to both Twitter and Facebook. For those keeping score, public access...
09:06 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Uber embraces impatience with ETA feature for iOS and Android
Uber's latest update tackles that age old question: are we there yet? The company's offering up an ETA feature that'll let you share your estimated arrival time with friends and family via text messag...
08:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Pew survey: 21 percent of US cellphone owners get online mostly through their phones
There have been signs that Americans are leaning more and more on the smartphone as a primary internet device, and nowhere is that clearer than the latest edition of Pew's Cell Internet Use survey. Th...
07:01 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget First grid-scale compressed air battery now operational
Compressed air batteries have long promised truly clean energy storage, but they haven't scaled large enough in recent years to be viable companions to renewable power sources. That changes now that S...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Study finds that anger spreads further than joy on social networks
Want to get your message heard on a social network? Try raging about it. China's Beihang University has published a study of Sina Weibo users which suggests that anger-fueled online posts have more of...
05:33 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 16th: HTC One, HP LaserJet Pro and a 32-inch LG HDTV
Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some...
04:56 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Amazon vinyl sales up 745 percent since 2008, 8-track mulling comeback
This surely marks a faint glimmer of hope for all the beaten-down and forgotten formats out there. Granted, the vinyl record has been out of fashion recently but still, a 745 percent increase in Amazo...
04:28 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Google buys Bump data-sharing application, standalone app will stick around 'for now'
Data sharing / smartphone colliding app Bump is now a part of Google's happy family, according to a post written earlier today by CEO David Lieb. Not a ton of info on the acquisition is available at t...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget IRL: Testing the Nokia Lumia 1020's optional camera grip / battery case
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. If you're go...
03:27 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget AT&T will start taking Galaxy Gear pre-orders tomorrow
You can stop wondering when AT&T will let you plunk down cash for a Galaxy Gear: the carrier has just announced that it will start taking pre-orders for Samsung's smartwatch at 12:01AM ET tomorrow...
03:17 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Belgium looks into claims of foreign spying against its biggest telecom
Europeans are already jittery about possible foreign surveillance of their communications; today, those worries have reached a fever pitch. Belgian government investigators now suspect that a recently...
02:50 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Box Notes takes on Google Docs with collaborative editing, available in beta now (video)
Box users who have been using other services to compose notes and collaborate on documents can now do so from inside the app, thanks to a Box Notes. The Google Docs-esque feature set allows for real-t...
02:26 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto V arrives tomorrow, read Joystiq's review right now!
Despite some early leaks, the vast majority of humans can't pick up Grand Theft Auto V until tomorrow, September 17th. Fortunately for our friends at Joystiq, though, they got to do a dive deep on the...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Motorola Droid Maxx review
Motorola's Droid phones tend to arrive in packs. The original Droid RAZR was released just a couple months before the Droid RAZR Maxx -- essentially, the RAZR with a larger battery. The next year, the...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 goes up for pre-order September 18th on T-Mobile
Get your giant hands ready, T-Mobile subscribers. The Un-Carrier announced this morning that the latest version of Samsung's phamed phablet will be going up for pre-order September 18th. Pick it up th...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget GTA V pre-orders ship early, Amazon UK learns crime doesn't pay
Amazon could find itself struck off Rockstar Games' Christmas card list after it delivered GTA V preorders to customers in the UK in advance of its September 17th release. Some customers reported rece...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto 5 pre-orders ship early, Amazon UK learns crime doesn't pay
Amazon could find itself struck off Rockstar Games' Christmas card list after it delivered Grand Theft Auto 5 preorders to customers in the UK in advance of its September 17th release. Some customers ...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto V pre-orders ship early, Amazon UK learns crime doesn't pay
Amazon could find itself struck off Rockstar Games' Christmas card list after it delivered Grand Theft Auto V preorders to customers in the UK in advance of its September 17th release. Some customers ...
11:54 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Barclays Pingit now lets UK shoppers pay for web purchases using their smartphone
Barclays Pingit is a neat multi-platform app for paying the odd bill or shooting over your share of Friday's curry to a friend, regardless of which bank you use. Today, Barclays announced new ways bus...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Garmin's new Forerunner watches can predict your endurance and race times
Many running watches aren't very interesting to... well, watch. You can't say that for Garmin's new Forerunner 220 and 620, both of which carry one-inch color screens that provide clearer visual cues ...
10:15 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget London museum turns 3D-printed Liberator guns into works of art
Home to some of the world's rarest pieces of art, London's Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum has just added a modern, yet controversial piece to its collection: the world's first 3D-printed weapo...
08:54 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget ParaShoot wearable cam heads to IndieGoGo after Kickstarter suspension
You may remember the ParaShoot wearable camera we covered a few weeks ago, which had shattered its crowdfunding target with a month and change to spare. If you decided to sink some cash into the proje...
07:17 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Disney project turns the human body into a stealthy speaker (video)
There are already devices that transmit sound to your body without speakers. But what if your body was the speaker? Disney Research has just explored that possibility through its Ishin-Den-Shin projec...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 09.15.13: Record-breaking glass, nature's gears, and Hubble's huge find
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.This week's alternative roundup focuses on exploration, experimentation and discovery -- both on land an...
03:45 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget NYT: Rdio to offer free streaming by year's end, strikes deal with traditional radio company
Having a hard time making it in the internet radio space? Maybe you should take a feather from the cap of a firm that still rides the airwaves. That seems to be Rdio's approach -- according to the New...
02:46 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget How would you change the Droid Incredible 4G LTE?
When we reviewed the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, we said that Verizon customers had a distinct choice. Either they bought the Galaxy S III, and if they didn't like its large form factor, they could settl...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, September 16, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 9th, 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...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Google Glass no longer requires tethering plan for smartphone data sharing
An Explorer Edition of Glass is already a pricey piece of tech, and smartphone tethering plans required to give it a mobile Internet connection have only made ownership that much more expensive. Howev...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Apple iPhone 5s and 5c hands-on, LG G2 review, Moto X's Texas factory, 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 ...
09:56 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Sprint early upgrade program in the works, promises to 'One Up' the competition
The Now Network is finally ready to join the early upgrade party, and plans to launch its own smartphone installment program later this month. According to CNET, Sprint One Up will launch on Septembe...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Switched On: For Samsung, more is more
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Motorola's return to the smartphone market after a year ensconced in Googliness raised many questions about how the han...
07:11 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Alienware 14 and 17 review: Dell's new gaming laptops are fast, powerful and well-lit
Picking a gaming laptop is a difficult task these days: machines can be found in all shapes and sizes, from pricey thin-and-lights to oversized behemoths. That wide selection is a good thing, allowing...
05:17 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Leaked Kindle Fire render lends credence to incoming refresh
The case for an incoming Kindle Fire update seems to be getting stronger every day -- not only have we seen benchmarks and alleged photos of the device, but now @evleaks seems to have come across an o...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: lane-straddling bus, invisible skyscraper and space vegetables
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.When it comes to public transportation, taking the bus is t...
10:36 am -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Bowers & Wilkins P3 headphones arrive in red this October for $200
The words red and October together might conjure up thoughts of Tom Clancy or Kanye West, but now you can also associate them with Bowers & Wilkins. Starting next month, the company will offer up ...
06:41 am -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Google Keep code hints at future Drive and video integration
Google Keep stores its content in Drive, but it doesn't pull content from Drive. That may change, however, as Google Operating System has spotted some unused Drive integration code within the Android ...
03:00 am -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best mobile printer?
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 Ryan, who needs a device that'll save h...
01:50 am -04 - Sun, September 15, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 9th, 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, Virgin Mobile brought two new smartphones to the table and Play...
11:53 pm -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget SanDisk's CFast 2.0 card is the world's fastest memory card of any kind
About a year after the CompactFlash Association announced the CFast 2.0 draft spec, SanDisk has revealed its new Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card. The first of its kind, SanDisk says read speeds of u...
09:02 pm -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Google Maps updated for Android with sponsored hotel details, better navigation
Now that Google has finished updating its Map app's UI, the company can focus on the finer details: navigation, documentation and monetization. The Android app's latest update tweaks hotel search resu...
05:48 pm -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music charts now playing on Rdio
Twitter #Music might've released a Spotify app first, but that doesn't mean it's forgotten you folks on Rdio: you can now listen to all the tracks that rank on the social network's charts from within ...
03:08 pm -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone Store passes 9 million daily transactions; targeted ads incoming
The Windows Phone Store might not be as big as Apple's App Store or Google Play, but Redmond claims it's showing decent growth. According to WP Store General Manager Todd Brix, the platform has surpas...
12:39 pm -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Japan's Epsilon rocket with onboard AI successfully launches, leaves plenty of change
Affordable is a relative term, but in the world of rocket science Japan's recently launched Epsilon qualifies as such. Costing just $37-million (NASA claims a typical launch costs around $450-million)...
12:39 pm -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Japan's Epsilon rocket with onboard AI successfully launches
Affordable is a relative term, but in the world of rocket science Japan's recently launched Epsilon qualifies as such. Costing just $37-million (albeit not directly comparable, NASA claims a typical l...
09:28 am -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Layoffs abound at HTC America as 20 percent of employees are let go
HTC America ended its Friday evening on the somber revelation that 20 percent of its workforce would be terminated. In all, roughly 30 employees and contractors were let go from the 150-member divisio...
06:04 am -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget CBS will stream Alabama vs. Texas A&M via the web and on mobile apps
When Alabama takes on Texas A&M in college football this afternoon, CBS will have more to offer than just a dedicated "Johnny Cam" following the Heisman winner all day (no, it will not be giving a...
06:04 am -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget CBS Sports will stream Alabama vs. Texas A&M on its website, mobile apps
When Alabama takes on Texas A&M in college football this afternoon, CBS will have more to offer than just a dedicated "Johnny Cam" following the Heisman winner all day (no, it will not be giving a...
02:26 am -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget Verizon Lumia 1520 variant leaked in China, teases 20MP PureView camera and Zeiss lens
An oversized smartphone with Zeiss optics and PureView camera technology? We wouldn't expect anything less from Nokia, but it's nice to see the rumors roll in, all the same. Noted Weibo leaker Houdaba...
01:31 am -04 - Sat, September 14, 2013
Engadget 3DRealms drops lawsuit against Gearbox over Duke Nukem Forever royalties
There's been a lot of fallout from the Duke Nukem Forever launch in 2011, and not just from critics -- 3DRealms sued Gearbox earlier this year for allegedly skimping on royalties until it paid off a l...
11:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Distro Issue 107, iPhone 5c pre-orders, Gold-colored HTC 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...
10:53 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick revealed, it's Google TV in a Chromecast-looking dongle
The Sony NSZ-GU1 Google TV device we've seen pop up in FCC filings has been at least partially revealed today, and it's called the Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick. The blog post doesn't specifically mention a...
10:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 360 - 09.13.13
Back from IFA at our HQ in NYC, it's the Engadget Podcast. Brian, Dana and Terrence share their initial thoughts about the latest iPhones, but you might be surprised to find out which model they're mo...
10:05 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Google's mobile MMO Ingress gets badges for monitoring player progress
Massively multiplayer games are all well and good, but what's the point of anything without merit badges, really? The latest upgrade to Google's covert mobile game Ingress brings a new achievement sys...
09:39 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Canon 35mm CMOS sensor captures fireflies in HD (video)
Canon impressed us back in March when it unveiled its 35mm full frame CMOS sensor, which is capable of recording footage in extremely low-light situations. This time around, the company set its sights...
09:17 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget NYT: Nokia was testing Android on Lumia phones before Microsoft deal
Microsoft officially acquired Nokia's devices group to improve the overall Windows Phone platform. The New York Times, however, hears from sources that the company may have had another incentive: Noki...
08:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Compact cassette turns 50, puts a tear in Soundwave's eye
Forget the MP3 player, or even the Walkman -- the real instigator of the portable audio revolution is the compact cassette, which just marked its 50th birthday. Philips formally launched the format o...
08:24 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Adafruit tutorial turns your Raspberry Pi into an ad-blocking WiFi access point
Ads can be a buzzkill, especially when they're so pervasive they become distractions. Luckily, Adafruit has a new tutorial that turns your Raspbery Pi into a WiFi access point that doubles as a mighty...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: The secret is out
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.This week's Distro includes our first hands-on looks at Apple's new iPhones, the 5c and 5s. And you should...
07:26 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung SGH-i187 reaches the FCC, may be a Windows Phone for AT&T
Samsung hasn't launched any Windows Phones for AT&T in the past year, but there are new hints suggesting the company may renew its support. An unannounced SGH-i187 phone has surfaced at the FCC wi...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The warm embrace of the machine
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.My glasses are about 5 years old. I realized last week that it's pro...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Straight Talk now accepts AT&T-compatible LTE devices
To date, Straight Talk's LTE support has been limited to a warmed-over Sprint version of the Galaxy S III. Now there's a much better option: the prepaid carrier has started selling SIM cards that supp...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Hey makers, the clock is ticking -- Insert Coin submissions close in two weeks!
Insert Coin: New Challengers was far and away one of the highlights of March's first-ever Engadget Expand, and we're excited to see what the maker community has in store for round two. Time's running ...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Sony's RX100 II, HP's Slatebook X2 and keeping your iPhone 5
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, September 13, 2013
Engadget Android Central's Phil Nickinson on the Treo 750, Gmail dependency and the worst kind of comments
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.Our regular smattering of questions returns this week with A...
04:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Intel reportedly acquires Indisys, gets an edge in natural language recognition (update: official)
Intel is quickly transforming its dream of perceptual computing into reality: the company will soon ship motion control technology, and it acquired the gesture interface firm Omek back in July. The ch...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Help us decide who deserves free tickets to Expand NY
Last week, we flipped the switch on our #ExpandThrowback contest from the submission phase to the voting phase, meaning the winners of our contest are in your capable hands. What is this contest about...
03:29 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 188 - 09.13.13
Aside from checking out the new iPhone 5c and 5s at this week's event in Cupertino, Myriam finally met Tim Cook face to face. How did it go? Let's just say it involved an awkward encounter with a Lumi...
02:59 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget ESPN Sync brings dedicated real-time sports coverage to the second screen
After its slow but steady implementation of companion features in its mobile and web services, ESPN is ready to go live with its first dedicated second screen sports app. With its ESPN Sync, the broad...
02:17 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget U-Verse brings passive aggressive texts to your big screen with 'TV Notes'
Look out, your U-verse service is about to get naggy. With the newly launched TV Notes feature, you can send messages to any connected display in the house, either by set-top box or mobile phone if yo...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 107: How Edward Thorp gambled his way into wearable-tech history
Edward Thorp was banned from casinos in Vegas for counting cards. He even published a book on his system for winning at the blackjack table using the mathematical theory of probability. While working ...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Triposo Travel Belt vibrates to help you locate attractions (video)
A decade ago, all but the most connected of travelers would leave phones and other devices at home, opting instead to plan visits to restaurants, museums and other tourist sites from a paperback book....
12:05 pm -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Tetrapod quantum dot LEDs could lead to cheaper, better HDTVs soon
Until Sony started shipping its Triluminos HDTVs, the future of quantum dot (QD) technology in real-world products was mostly theoretical. Now, a company called Quantum Materials has started shipping ...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Deezer music service expands as it launches on Philips and Panasonic Smart TVs
Deezer's currently competing with the likes of Spotify and Rdio to win over the streaming souls of the world, so it knows how important it is to be available in as many countries and on as many platfo...
10:03 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Intel's updated NUC squeezes in Haswell Core-i5, HD 5000 4K graphics
Intel has cranked up its NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-computer to near gaming levels of power with the release of its 4th-gen Core-i5 D54250WYK kit. The new model comes with the latest HD Graphic...
09:02 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Hack your ride with Motobrain, the smartphone controllable fuseblock (video)
Tweaking your car's electrical system can be downright scary, but one Kickstarter project hopes to make it a little easier. With Motobrain, you can control up to eight accessory circuits on your vehic...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5c preorders are open: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other carriers are now live
Apple is ready to start taking your money for the iPhone 5c in all its multi-hued glory. You can hit the Apple Store to order one on a two year contract through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon for $99 (1...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5c pre-orders are open: AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and other carriers are now live
Apple is ready to start taking your money for the iPhone 5c in all its multi-hued glory. You can hit the Apple Store to order one on a two year contract through Sprint, AT&T and Verizon for $99 (1...
06:29 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget PayPal revamping its policies to better support crowdfunding
PayPal's commerce system wasn't built for crowdfunding, and that has created problems for some startups -- the company recently (if briefly) froze $45,000 of Mailpile's assets, for example. The PayPal...
05:36 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Gold-colored HTC One part leaked in China, we're sensing a trend here
We're usually quite skeptical when it comes to leaked phone parts, especially those that just show a new color, but this one seems fairly reliable. Courtesy of the same Sina Weibo user who previously ...
04:32 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft offers $200 credit for used iPads, hopes you'll become a Surface convert
Microsoft's new recycle-for-reward initiative doesn't target one of its own devices -- instead, it focuses on another company's popular gadget: Apple's iPad. The trade-in program offers at least $200 ...
03:50 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Spotify gets its own Twitter #Music app
Twitter #Music launched with Spotify streaming as a core feature. It's only fair that Spotify #Music get an app of its own, then, and one has just launched today. The new client very closely mimics ...
02:58 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Google Coder lets you build Raspberry Pi web apps in your browser (video)
It's undoubtedly possible to turn a Raspberry Pi into a web server, but it's not always easy. Thankfully, Google just streamlined the process with its new Coder project. The open source tool lets de...
02:26 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget GetGlue's Android app adds redesigned TV guide with streaming video listings
GetGlue reworked its iPhone app recently to feature not only a new design, but also add more content sources, and now those features are also available on Android devices. The service is moving beyond...
01:19 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Chrome 29 for iOS brings voice search with pronouns
Google loves to throw small-yet-sensible interface updates into many Chrome releases, and the new Chrome 29 for iOS represents a textbook example. The browser's voice search now supports contextual pr...
12:34 am -04 - Fri, September 13, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Little Robot Friends teach the basics of hardware programming (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...
11:59 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Gigabyte shows off tiny BRIX gaming PC with Haswell and Iris Pro graphics (hands-on)
While we had an inkling that Gigabyte would be fitting its latest miniature BRIX PCs with Haswell processors, we were pleasantly surprised to learn it had also built a tiny gaming computer with Iris P...
11:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: HP Haswell Chromebook hands-on, Dell going private, Samsung's 64-bit CPUs, 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...
11:16 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Singulus tests 100GB, 4K-ready Blu-ray discs
The Blu-ray Disc Association has teased that a 4K-friendly disc format is coming, but Singulus isn't willing to wait to make some announcements of its own. The German company just finished production...
10:58 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Twitter gives verified users a mentions filter / velvet rope
Twitter is making it easier for the truly famous to chat with each other in public, now that it's added a couple of new filters for users with Verified accounts. While the general public continue to h...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Audio pioneer Ray Dolby passes away
We've sad news to report today in the world of audio: Ray Dolby has passed on. His death comes relatively soon after losing both Dr. Fritz Sennheiser and Dr. Amar Bose, and as with those two gentleman...
09:47 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 003: Professor John Slough on how nuclear power could get us to Mars in 30 days
"We thought of a clever idea of how you might use fusion to do manned space travel," explains John Slough. The University of Washington research professor discusses such seemingly impossible ideas wit...
09:09 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Twitter submits plans for IPO: 140 characters of going public
Honestly, it shouldn't come as any shock: the microblogging service that made it perfectly acceptable to deliver huge, huge news in 140 characters or less has just done precisely that. Twitter has ann...
09:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook's changing the way News Feed videos display, but it's mobile-only for now
Facebook's experimenting with a new way to play videos uploaded to its News Feed, but not everyone will get to take part -- not yet, anyway. This new Vine-like feature, which will begin rolling out to...
08:46 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Twitter 5.0 beta for Android brings all-new design, in-line pictures and videos
Only less than two weeks have gone by since Twitter debuted its app experiment on Android, but the little blue bird isn't letting any time go to waste. Available now to those willing to deal with some...
08:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for Android update simplifies uploading, creating and scanning files
Google's been making the Drive app on Android better and better with every update since its debut on the platform -- and lest we forget its iOS counterpart, too. Today's new features might not be as f...
08:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Apple updates OS X to 10.8.5 with WiFi, Mail and screen saver fixes in tow
Apple has just rolled out version 10.8.5 of OS X in order to remedy a number of recent issues with Mountain Lion. The update packs fixes for WiFi file transfers over 802.11ac, message display issues i...
07:49 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Darwin for a Day lets you play scientist, explore the Galapagos in Street View
You can't turn back time and become the father of the theory of evolution, sorry. But, thanks to Google, Galapagos National Park, the Charles Darwin Foundation and iNaturalist you can pretend to be a ...
07:23 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget AT&T and T-Mobile reveal iPhone 5c and 5s installment pricing
Those who frequently upgrade their iPhones will be happy today -- AT&T and T-Mobile have just disclosed their installment pricing for the iPhone 5c and 5s. Subscribers to AT&T Next will pay no...
07:05 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Brian and Dana are back in the country after another successful IFA. And Terrence, well, Terrence may or may not be allowed to leave the state. After a slow couple of weeks, we've finally got lots of ...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget NASA's Voyager 1 escapes our sun's warm embrace, becomes the first manmade device to enter interstellar space
NASA satellite Voyager 1, at 36 years young, is the first manmade object in recorded history to enter interstellar space. Moreover, it's apparently been doing so for around one year -- NASA scientists...
06:42 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget NASA's Voyager 1 escapes our sun's warm embrace, becomes the first man-made device to enter interstellar space
NASA satellite Voyager 1, at 36 years young, is the first man-made object in recorded history to enter interstellar space. Moreover, it's apparently been doing so for around one year -- NASA scientist...
06:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Outlook.com gains IMAP support, integrates with third-party services like TripIt
Hello, compatibility! Microsoft's obviously a major proponent of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), but if you've been using electronic mail for any length of time, you're probably aware that IMAP is a darn n...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Don't miss Reggie Watts, Mark Frauenfelder, Sparkfun, Techdirt and Sol Design Lab at Expand NY!
With every subsequent post, our excitement for Expand New York grows -- and this is a particularly good one. We might go so far as saying that this is our most exciting speaker post yet, but we'll lea...
05:35 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Google+ Hangouts get Live Q&A for those burning questions that just can't wait
Google+'s Hangouts On Air is a nice feature for broadcasting yourself to the world, but it's been a bit of a one-way street when it comes to interacting with your droves of adoring fans. Mountain View...
05:13 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Rogers hires Vodafone UK chief Guy Laurence as CEO
Rogers' patience in finding a replacement CEO has paid off in spades. The Canadian telecom giant has just confirmed that Guy Laurence, Vodafone UK's current chief executive, will be its new leader as ...
04:51 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 rumors hint at personal assistant and notifications tile
Windows Phone's future may involve more than just a few more home screen tiles. Elaborating on rumors from the summer, ZDNet claims that the next version of Windows Phone (possibly 8.1) will focus on...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget LG's Nexus 5 visits the FCC again, this time with clearer external shots
New FCC documents spotted by Phone Scoop have given us a closer look at what could be LG's rumored Nexus 5 handset. Curiously, photos of this D820 were filed alongside documentation for the G2, but th...
04:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Walmart to sell iPhone 5c for $79, iPhone 5s for $189
If you think that the iPhone 5c and 5s are a little too pricey, we've got good news: Walmart plans to sell both Apple smartphones at a discount from the very start. The 16GB iPhone 5c will sell for $...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Evernote's Chrome Web Clipper adds new save options, sharing and Skitch features
We're sure many enjoy the simplicity of Evernote's Chrome Web Clipper, but if you'd rather get more features and a new interface, this update will make you happy. Aside from being able to save a web p...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget LG G2 ships to six Canadian carriers on September 27th
Canadians won't have to wait long for their version of the LG G2. The 5.2-inch smartphone is now due to reach Bell, Rogers, Sasktel, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile on September 27th, two days after ...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget WinAero StartIsGone: for those who don't need no stinkin' Start button in Windows 8.1
Does the lack of options in that resurrected Start button have you all worked up? You're not alone. In fact, WinAero has developed a solution that gets rid of the lackluster feature in Windows 8.1 wit...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Native Instruments intros second-gen Traktor Kontrol S2 and S4 DJ systems with iOS support (video)
Many modern DJs prefer to mix with an iPad instead of a laptop, and Native Instruments has just updated its Traktor Kontrol S4 and S2 decks (shown both above and below the break) to accommodate those ...
02:29 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Dell board votes in favor of Michael Dell's $24.9 billion buyout offer
Dell has finally agreed to let founder Michael Dell take the company private, backed with $24.9 billion in cash.Developing...Comments...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Hydra evolved: Sixense Stem launches on Kickstarter, we go hands-on with a prototype (video)
Sixense might not be a household name, but its electromagnetic motion sensing technology crops up in the darndest places. The 1:1 tracking technology is used in medical rehabilitation and Japanese arc...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Toyota axes monthly fees for its Entune in-car infotainment systems
Toyota's original plan for its Entune in-car platform was to draw in new users with three months' free usage, before whacking 'em with a $5 monthly charge. At some point, however, the company decided ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget GameStick launch pushed once more, now arrives on October 29th
The second Kickstarter-funded, Android-powered gaming console to arrive this year -- PlayJam's GameStick -- is being delayed once again, this time to October 29th. Folks who backed the game console on...
12:53 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder beats Nordschleife track record by miles (actually, 14 seconds)
Porsche's hybrid 918 Spyder did double duty this week, making its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show and setting a world record at Nürburgring's grueling Nordschleife circuit. St...
12:26 pm -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Sony launches Xperia Tablet Z: Kitchen Edition for $650... wait, what?
The Xperia Tablet Z already boasts strong water resistance credentials, but Sony's decided that there's an under-served market of chefs that needs exploiting. That's why the company has launched a "Ki...
11:53 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Google patent hints at Glass: Hipster Edition
So, while Google Glass: Explorer and Prescription editions are designed to sit on the right side of your head, wouldn't it be great if the wearable was, you know, built into an actual pair of glasses?...
11:43 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Vodafone hacker accesses banking data of two million customers in Germany
Vodafone has confirmed that hackers have accessed its servers in Germany, gaining access to personal information and bank details of approximately two million customers. The operator says the breach w...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Garmin demos futuristic sat-nav display inside Mercedes S-Class concept
In-car navigation HUDs may be safer than dash systems, but, let's face it, they can't yet claim to be pretty. Enter Garmin's modular K2 infotainment system, which has been specially modified to suit t...
10:26 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Sony's 3-in-1 Walkman WH series can be headphones, MP3 players and speakers
Sony's just amped up its Walkman line with the WH series of headphones, though the term "headphone" fails to capture the essence of the new models. The company's also stuffed a 16GB MP3 player into th...
10:02 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Hammerhead LED-based bike navigation keeps you on the righteous paths (video)
Developer Hammerhead Navigation thinks it has the solution to safer cycling: LEDs. It created a bike-mounted tool that does everything with its flashing diodes: turn-by-turn navigation, suggests crowd...
08:19 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Reeder 2 hits the App Store, brings back iPad compatibility
When Silvio Rizzi pulled down the Reeder app for iPad after Google Reader's death, he swore to develop and eventually release a new version. Now, Rizzi has made good on that promise by launching Reede...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget PSA: the Nokia Lumia 1020 arrives in the UK today
Let's face it -- we can't be sure Nokia's Lumia 1020 is worth the hype until it's taken a thousand shots of Big Ben and Westminster tube station. Fortunately for us, the PureView-toting handset is lan...
05:37 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung says its next-gen smartphones will have 64-bit processors too
Samsung's mobile business head JK Shin has said that the company's next smartphones will feature a 64-bit CPU, according to the Korea Times. The remarks follows Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s, the fi...
05:23 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Latest Humble Bundle brings Fez and Mark of the Ninja to Mac and Linux
We've seen the Humble Bundle be used to introduce some big games to new platforms in the past, and the latest offering is no exception. The 9th edition of the Indie Bundle sees both indie game favorit...
04:16 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget PS Vita TV can 'technically' support PS3 games through the cloud, according to SCE CEO
We know that the PS Vita TV will play PSP, PSOne and Vita titles, and will even (eventually) be able to stream PS4 titles once both devices are on sale. But how about PS3? Andrew House, Sony Computer ...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1AM ET!
We're just wrapping up the two of the busiest weeks of the year, and coincidentally it happened near the end of our lengthy hiatus. Now we're back, and we have no intention of going anywhere for a whi...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 1:15AM ET!
We're just wrapping up the two of the busiest weeks of the year, and coincidentally it happened near the end of our lengthy hiatus. Now we're back, and we have no intention of going anywhere for a whi...
03:21 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s fingerprint reader has a timed safeguard, dislikes sweaty digits
Beyond the basics, Apple has said little of how the iPhone 5s Touch ID fingerprint reader works -- we mostly know that it's inaccessible to the outside world. Thankfully, the company has shed further ...
02:08 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Google Glass app Blue puts real-time baseball info in your eye (video)
The boys of summer are about to come home, but that doesn't make developer Aaron Draczynski's Google Glass baseball app any less rad. Blue uses geolocation to determine what park you're at and feeds a...
01:13 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget HP Chromebook 14 with Haswell hands-on (video)
Aside from the new Acer Chromebook, we also got a hands-on look at the new HP Chromebook 14. The latest Haswell-powered Chromebook from HP comes in an array of eye-popping colors -- Snow White, Ocean ...
12:47 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget ASUS reveals Transformer Book T100 with Windows 8.1 for $349 we go hands-on
ASUS already added new members to its Transformer family back at Computex, and now at IDF 2013, the company's added yet another, called the Transformer Book T100. It's got a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 IPS d...
12:47 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget ASUS reveals Transformer Book T100 with Windows 8.1 for $349, we go hands-on
ASUS already added new members to its Transformer family back at Computex, and now at IDF 2013, the company's added yet another, called the Transformer Book T100. It's got a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 IPS d...
12:37 am -04 - Thu, September 12, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 reaches the FCC with AT&T- and Sprint-compatible bands
We've seen a few international Galaxy Note 3 models pass through the FCC for approval; now, it's time for two American versions. The first variant, the SM-N900A, has just cleared the US agency with su...
11:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget New Acer Chromebook with Haswell hands-on (video)
One of the first Chromebooks to come blessed with Intel's Haswell processor is the new Acer Chromebook, and we had a chance to get a closer look at it today. If it wasn't for the "new" moniker that Ac...
11:37 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 366 - 09.11.13
Are you as bummed out as Ben and Richard that no Apple TV news came out of Monday's iPhone event? No worries, because ready to fill that void are all the UHD an OLED TVs from IFA, the PS Vita TV set t...
11:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Moto X factory tour, which new iPhone to buy, Intel's Haswell Chromebooks, 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...
11:05 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Node modular sensor gets Android compatible version
Variable's been promising an Android version of Node since we first heard about it in early February of last year. The company's finally delivering on that promise with the launch of the latest editio...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Google+ brings Snapseed-powered photo editing tools to desktop Chrome (video)
Google added Snapseed photo editing to its Google+ apps on Android and iOS back in March, and now it's bringing them to the desktop. The new tools include Auto Enhance, selective adjust editing, and f...
09:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget BitGym will let you exercise your way through Street View scenery (video)
Exercise-driven video tours are nothing new, but Active Theory may have a found a way to keep them interesting with its upcoming BitGym app for Android and iOS. The motion-tracking fitness title will ...
09:16 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Alienware brings Ivy Bridge-E to its Aurora gaming desktops
Here's a nice update for those of you who like your high-performance gaming rigs coupled with tiny glowing extraterrestrial heads. Alienware today let it be known that it'll be upgrading its Aurora li...
08:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget See how the Moto X is made (video)
Not everyone gets to walk behind the tech industry's velvet ropes. So when Motorola opened the gates to its Fort Worth, Texas facility -- the place where custom Moto X's are made -- we were there to b...
08:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Dell revives Venue brand with new line of Windows 8 tablets
Dell dropped a surprise here at the Intel Developer Forum when Neil Hand, VP of tablets and performance PCs, announced that it's reviving its Venue brand with a new line of Windows 8 tablets. The comp...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 11: Samsung Galaxy S4, Belkin Surge Protector
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...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 11: Samsung Galaxy S 4, Belkin Surge Protector
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...
06:53 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Eric Migicovsky on Pebble's origin, smartwatch philosophy and what's wrong with the competition
Pebble is an unequivocal success story thus far -- setting Kickstarter funding records and making its way to retail outlets. However, the road it's taken hasn't been been all smooth, and at TechCrunch...
06:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget TiVo Network PVR puts Roamio recording technology in the cloud
However good TiVo's new Roamio DVRs may be, not everyone can justify purchasing them -- especially not TV providers that would have to buy in bulk. TiVo could make that experience more accessible with...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget European Commission proposal would end some roaming fees, enshrine net neutrality
The rumors were on the mark -- as part of a larger telecom plan, the European Commission's Neelie Kroes has proposed regulation that would largely scrap roaming fees. The measure would ban all charges...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Google and Intel announce new Haswell Chromebooks
Intel has just announced a new line of Chromebooks that run on Haswell. Chromebooks have previously run lower-powered processors like ARM and Atom. Some of the OEM partners include Acer, ASUS, HP and ...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget HP, Acer, ASUS and Toshiba all announce new Haswell Chromebooks; HP model arriving in the holiday season for $300
Intel has just announced a new line of Chromebooks that run on Haswell. Chromebooks have previously run lower-powered processors like ARM and Atom, though the Pixel did break the mold by running on a ...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Steam announces Family Sharing beta, for lending out your digital downloads
You probably thought family plans were just for cellular data. Well, sir or madame, you are wrong. Soon enough you'll be able to share games you purchased through Steam with your friends and family, a...
05:24 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget GoPro CEO Nicholas Woodman on building a Google Glass-style wearable: don't count on it
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past couple years, odds are you've seen one of Nicholas Woodman's little cube cameras strapped to someone's chest or stuck to a car. Today at TechCrunch ...
04:59 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Indie game devs push back on OUYA's 'Free the Games' fund, some pulling games
OUYA's "Free the Games" fund, which matches funds for any indie game on Kickstarter with at least $50,000 in funding (up to $1 million), is embroiled in backlash from the indie game developers it soug...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget NSA shared raw intelligence with Israel with no legal limits regarding its use
It's no secret that the United States and Israel have a very special relationship, but it might come as an unpleasant surprise that the NSA's intelligence-sharing agreement has so few strings attached...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Intel details Z3000 Bay Trail chips for tablets and hybrids, claims up to 2x CPU and 3x GPU performance
Intel barely existed on the mobile scene two years ago, and yet the company's Clover Trail chips for low-power tablets and hybrids have already had a huge impact on the Windows PC market -- not least ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2013 back to school sweepstakes: only 24 hours left!
It's getting down to the wire now, guys, so if you haven't entered our back to school sweepstakes yet, now's the time. We'll stop accepting entries in 24 hours, so if you want to be in the running for...
03:37 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon's refreshed Kindle Fire HD allegedly leaked in new photos
According to the folks at BGR, you're looking at Amazon's next iteration of the Kindle Fire HD. While it isn't the first we've heard of the forthcoming tablet, it is the first we've seen, should these...
03:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Gogo's hybrid GTO technology bringing 60Mbps download capability to airlines in 2014
In a way, in-flight WiFi still seems like the future. It's the internet, in the air, while traveling at 30,000+ feet. Clearly, just having access isn't good enough, as a smattering of opponents have s...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget GestureWorks Gameplay adds onscreen controls to almost any Windows 8 game
GestureWorks is smearing the lines between PC and tablet gaming with its Windows 8 app, Gameplay. The application lets you custom-design gestures and virtual buttons for most games, and place them whe...
02:42 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Three's LTE rollout to reach 42 more UK cities in 2014
If recent smartphone launches have you reconsidering your carrier options, here's some 4G rollout info to throw into the mix. Unlike its rivals, Three is actively advertising its full LTE roadmap, foc...
02:21 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Monsieur robotic bartender automates mixed drinks with a tap of a finger
While many of us enjoy the pleasure of mixed alcoholic beverages, not everyone wants to take the time to make them ourselves. Perhaps that's why the Raspberry Pi-powered Bartendro cocktail mixing bot ...
01:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget WiFi-equipped Arduino Yun now available for $69 (video)
If you were wondering what happened to the Arduino Yun after it missed its original June release target, you can relax: it's now on sale worldwide. As promised, the $69 (€52) design combines a g...
01:15 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Motorola's working on a new tablet and it could be made-to-order through Moto Maker
Motorola's not just pinning its hopes on the success of its new smartphone, the Moto X, it's also going after tablets. As CEO Dennis Woodside told Engadget at the company's Fort Worth facility, "That'...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Motorola's American Dream: unbridled customization, two-day shipping and one big Texas factory
It wasn't supposed to happen this way: Motorola had picked the date for its Fort Worth, Texas facility's dedication ceremony first. But then Apple went ahead to claim the date and stole the day's spot...
12:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Phonebloks: a utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Lego
We hate to open too negatively here, but let's just say that this seems like one of those ideas that's just too good to be true. But heck, much stranger things have happened in the world of consumer e...
12:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget The iPhone 5s and 5c in the UK: what you need to know
The dust has settled on Apple's 2013-era iPhone launch, so it's time that we delved into what the damage is here in 'ol Blighty. EE, along with its buddies Orange and T-Mobile, has confirmed that it'l...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Lenovo brings Haswell to rest of ThinkPad line-up, including monstrous ThinkPad W540
Lenovo outed no fewer than five new notebooks just last week, but it doesn't want to stop there. With a distinct focus on business, the world's biggest notebook maker has come to the Intel Developer F...
12:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget iSketchnote digitizes your doodles to an iPad using a natural pen (video)
iSketchnote has hit Kickstarter with an interesting take on the sketch digitizing game. Rather than drawing straight onto the screen of your tablet with a stylus, Galaxy Note or Wacom style, its iPad ...
11:18 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Volkswagen e-Golf unveiled: 118-mile range, charges 80 percent in 30 minutes
We've kept an eye on Volkswagen's Golf Blue-e-motion EV for the past few years and are ecstatic to report that it's getting a release window. The e-Golf is showing up stateside later than expected, bu...
10:26 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget ATD: Apple TV software refresh arrives with iOS 7 on September 18th
Though it was all about the iPhones during Apple's big event yesterday, Apple TV is about to receive an overhaul soon as well, according to AllThingsD. It'll arrive on September 18th, the same day as ...
09:42 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Disney's Second Screen Live asks moviegoers to bring their iPad this time (video)
We all know the drill by now, and if you forget there's usually a warning: please turn your mobile devices off / silent, the movie is starting. For a special Second Screen Live showing of Disney's The...
08:51 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Mischief managed: researchers produce an invisibility cloak in just 15 minutes
Grab your Marauder's Map and get ready to roll. Researchers at Zhejiang University in China have pioneered a new, time-efficient method of producing real world invisibility cloaks made out of Teflon. ...
07:52 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Toys R Us' 8-inch second-generation Tabeo kids tablet coming in October for $150
Toys R Us, no stranger to the odd controversial lawsuit when it comes to its Tabeo kiddie tablet, has launched an updated version of the white-label slate for the holidays. The Tabeo e2, which is an i...
07:27 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Google teams up with edX to create the YouTube for online education
Google's big list of open source projects just grew by one -- the company has introduced a new online learning platform called MOOC.org. Despite the name, it's not a website about cows -- MOOC stands ...
06:44 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Apple quietly terminates its Cards app on iOS, suggests using iPhoto on a Mac
Apple had two phones and the final iteration of its mobile OS to show off, so it'd be forgiven for letting smaller news slip through the cracks -- especially when it's the termination of an older serv...
06:19 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Google Street View gives you a tour of where Moto X's are born
Ever wonder how Motorola's stateside assembly of the Moto X compares to giants such as Foxconn? Well, now you can go on a digital tour of the facility via Google Street View -- that is if our extensiv...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget AT&T agrees to LTE interoperability with smaller US carriers
Numerous regional US carriers have called for AT&T to support their 700MHz bands, which would give them the LTE devices and roaming coverage they need to compete with national rivals. These networ...
04:58 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Exynos 5 Octa demos 8 cores working at once and other feats of CPU strength (video)
Just in case yesterday's news that Samsung is ready to enable new features on its Exynos 5 Octa chips wasn't clear, ARM has published a few demo videos to show what it can do. All three are embedded a...
04:22 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Surprise! ASUS to launch 'the new PadFone Infinity' next Tuesday
Given the recent leaks, it's no surprise that ASUS is now readying the launch of its aptly named "the new PadFone Infinity." According to an invitation we just received, CEO Jerry Shen will be hosting...
04:22 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Surprise! ASUS to launch 'the new PadFone Infinity' next Tuesday (video)
Given the recent leaks, it's no surprise that ASUS is now readying the launch of its aptly named "the new PadFone Infinity." According to an invitation we just received, CEO Jerry Shen will be hosting...
04:22 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Surprise! ASUS to launch 'the new PadFone Infinity' next Tuesday (updated: video)
Given the recent leaks, it's no surprise that ASUS is now readying the launch of its aptly named "the new PadFone Infinity." According to an invitation we just received, CEO Jerry Shen will be hosting...
04:22 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Surprise! ASUS to launch 'the new PadFone Infinity' next Tuesday (updated with video)
Given the recent leaks, it's no surprise that ASUS is now readying the launch of its aptly named "the new PadFone Infinity." According to an invitation we just received, CEO Jerry Shen will be hosting...
04:04 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Netflix launches in The Netherlands, available for 7.99 per month
Netflix promised its next European expansion would occur in The Netherlands, and today it's switching on service for the first time. Priced at €7.99 per month (with a one month free trial availab...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget 3D systems buys sugar printing firm for future breakthroughs in tooth decay
3D Systems has been on a bit of a shopping spree lately, snatching up companies left and right for its portfolio of print offerings. This latest deal is a bit sweeter than most, however. The company h...
02:58 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Motorola's US factory now shipping 100,000 Moto X phones a week
If you're anything like us, you're wondering just how well Motorola's Fort Worth factory is coping with demand for Moto X smartphones. The answer? Well enough, thank you: CEO Dennis Woodside just told...
01:35 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Poll: are you buying the new iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c?
For the first time in the history of the iPhone product line, Apple today unveiled two entirely new products: the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. Naturally, they're pretty well differentiated, which may make...
01:11 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget Google denied dismissal of wiretapping claims in Street View data snooping suit
Google's already vowed to pony up $7 million and destroy passwords, emails and other data collected from unsecured WiFi networks through its Street View cars, but the damage won't stop there. The US C...
12:02 am -04 - Wed, September 11, 2013
Engadget DisplayLink's adaptor streams 4K content over USB 2.0 and 3.0 (eyes-on)
DisplayLink's been wringing all kinds of connectivity out of our computer's USB ports for years, turning one connection into many. It should come as no surprise, then, that the company's using its con...
11:45 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:15PM ET
It's Tuesday, the new regular day for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll appreciate us clearing up Monday for football and join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:15PM. If...
11:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c hands-on, Touch ID fingerprint scanner, Moto X factory, 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...
11:10 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5c isn't the low-cost phone you've been waiting for
The iPhone 5s was expected. The iPhone 5c, on the other hand, was merely rumored. Now that Apple has taken the wraps off of two new iPhone products, it's the newest range that strikes us as the most c...
10:58 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Apple's new iPhone cases
The iPhone 5s and 5c announcements were the big stories at today's Apple event, but let's not lose sight of the things that really matter -- like the iPhone's accompanying cases, of course. Jesting as...
10:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget NSA violated privacy protections from 2006 to 2009, pins blame on confusion
By now, it's no secret that the NSA has courted privacy violations, but new documents divulge just how long such incidents have occurred. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper released appro...
10:25 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5c: which is for you?
We use the term loosely, but the iPhone is no longer a "one size fits all" smartphone. Today's Apple event marked the introduction of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and beyond price, the two devices are...
09:57 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Hulu offers a few fall premieres from Fox, ABC and NBC online before they air
It's pumpkin spice latte season, and that can only mean one thing: fall TV premieres are right around the corner. Thankfully, Hulu is once again letting you get the jump on your water cooler gossip by...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c FCC documents appear, reveal little
Right on time, as Apple's launch event finishes the FCC publishes test documents for its latest hardware. After pawing through the stack we didn't spot any surprises for the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s -- ...
09:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's September 10th event roundup: iPhone 5s, 5c and iOS 7
Expected Apple to officially kill the the 30-pin connector today? Not so fast -- the company left the 4s clinging to life as a freebie. The big reveals today, however, were the all new iPhone 5s and l...
08:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget AT&T finalizes $1.9 billion spectrum purchase from Verizon, deal will improve LTE service in 18 states
It's taken almost eight months, but AT&T has at last finalized its deal to purchase $1.9 billion worth of spectrum from Verizon. The agreement, first announced back in January, allows Verizon to u...
08:52 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget NikePlus Move for iPhone 5s is a gateway to activity apps, won't replace a FuelBand
While Apple was explaining the iPhone 5s' new M7 motion coprocessor, it mentioned a Nike+ Move tracking app that left us wondering about the FuelBand's fate -- is it redundant? In a word, no. Nike tel...
08:19 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s fingerprint reader authentication isn't open to developers for time being
So, you know fancy new fingerprint reading home button Apple showed off for the iPhone 5s at today's event? The company demonstrated functionality for unlocking and buying stuff through iTunes. Cool, ...
07:59 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c event video is now available for your viewing pleasure
If you're looking to relive all that went down in Cupertino earlier today, the full-length event video is now online for you to do just that. From a stable of new iPhones to a shiny new mobile OS, App...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget AppleCarePlus rolls out to three European countries, but incident fees climb to $79 in the US
While we were busy gawking at the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s, Apple was quietly expanding the reach of its AppleCare+ extended support program. The service is now available in France, Italy and the UK, ...
07:33 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Inside the Moto X factory
This is where the Moto X magic happens: a 455,000 square-foot factory in Fort Worth, Texas that formerly manufactured devices for Nokia. From start to finish, these human-manned assembly banks are whe...
07:25 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple releases final version of iOS 7 to developers ahead of September 18th launch
The general public has to wait until September 18th to get their hands on the final, non-beta version of iOS 7, but developers can get look at what's in store for that release starting today. Apple ha...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget New iPhones means new accessories: see the options right here
Welcome to the drama, the dilemmas, the sheer disbelief involved in picking accessories to go with your new iPhone. (Yes, an official 30-pin to Lightning adapter really costs that much). We can't prom...
06:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5: what's changed?
The iPhone 5s has finally been unveiled. Following an intense buildup of pre-announcement hype and leaks, Apple describes its latest flagship iOS device as the "most forwarding-thinking iPhone yet." W...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5c hands-on
Wait, Apple unveiled two completely different iPhones on the same day? In the same year? The answer is a resounding yes, though we have a feeling Tim Cook's little surprise wasn't the most well-kept s...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5c hands-on (update: video!)
Wait, Apple unveiled two completely different iPhones on the same day? In the same year? The answer is a resounding yes, though we have a feeling Tim Cook's little surprise wasn't the most well-kept s...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5s hands-on
To Apple faithful, iPhone day is as much a holiday as Thanksgiving (and much more so than, say, Columbus Day), and it typically only comes once a year. This time, however, was a little different, sinc...
06:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5s hands-on (update: video)
To Apple faithful, iPhone day is as much a holiday as Thanksgiving (and much more so than, say, Columbus Day), and it typically only comes once a year. This time, however, was a little different, sinc...
06:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget HP launches ZBook mobile workstations with Ultrabook model, 3,200 x 1,800 screen option
HP's 2012 mobile workstation range was powerful, but would we have called it exciting? Not exactly. The company may just liven things up with its new ZBook line, however. The three-laptop series is ba...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5c and 5s coming to 9 countries, including the US and China on September 20th
Apple's new iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are now in the wild, and here's how you'll be able to grab one. Both will arrive on September 20th in the US, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Sing...
06:06 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 4S now free on-contract in wake of iPhone 5c reveal
Just yesterday, the venerable iPhone 4S sat as Apple's mid-tier smartphone, but now it's moving into a new role as the company's go-to option for budget seekers: an 8GB iPhone 4S is now free on-contra...
05:56 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor called Touch ID, recognizes your thumb on the Home button: here's how it works and what it does
Apple's brand-new iPhone 5s isn't dramatically different from last year's model, but it has at least one major addition: a "Touch ID" sensor. Us human beings are calling it a fingerprint sensor, and i...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Infinity Blade III to launch alongside iPhone 5s
Donald Mustard, co-founder of Chair (owned by Epic Games), just hopped on stage at Apple's hardware reveal and pulled back the proverbial curtains on Infinity Blade III, the final installment in the s...
05:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Infinity Blade III to launch alongside iPhone 5s (update: video)
Donald Mustard, co-founder of Chair Entertainment (owned by Epic Games), just hopped on stage at Apple's hardware reveal and pulled back the proverbial curtains on Infinity Blade III, the final instal...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple details new iPhone camera: slow-motion video, burst shooting, 15 percent larger active sensor area
Now that Apple's announced the new iPhone 5s, it's taking some time to detail the camera, which, as you'd expect, has been upgraded for 2013. The new module includes a five-element, Apple-designed len...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s packs M7 motion-sensing chip, CoreMotion API for more accurate tracking
Apple's new flagship iPhone 5s is about to have much more detailed information about how much its users are moving, thanks to a new M7 "Motion co-processor." Unveiled during today's live event, it wor...
05:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils A7 chip, brings 64-bit processing to the iPhone 5S
Apple has just laid claim to a world first: 64-bit processing inside a smartphone. The new A7 processor will power the iPhone 5S with a "desktop-class architecture" consisting of over 1 billion transi...
05:39 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 will be 64-bit, just like the iPhone 5S' new A7 chip
In addition to announcing its new 64-bit A7 chip, which will power the flagship iPhone 5S, Apple also revealed that iOS 7 itself will be 64-bit. This means a native 64-bit kernel, along with 64-bit li...
05:38 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils A7 chip, brings 64-bit processing to the iPhone 5s
Apple has just laid claim to a world first: 64-bit processing inside a real, ready-for-sale smartphone. The new A7 processor will power the iPhone 5s with a "desktop-class architecture" consisting of ...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple introduces the iPhone 5S
Ladies and gentleman, the moment you've all been waiting for. As expected, this afternoon's day-brightening news (or part of it, at least) arrived in Cupertino in the form of a brand-new handset. CEO ...
05:34 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple introduces the iPhone 5s, launching September 20th starting at $199
Ladies and gentleman, the moment you've all been waiting for. As expected, this afternoon's day-brightening news (or part of it, at least) arrived in Cupertino in the form of a brand-new handset. CEO ...
05:28 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iTunes Radio launches September 18th alongside the release of iOS 7
We heard rumblings a few weeks ago that Apple's streaming service was due to launch this month and now it seems those reports were true. The folks in Cupertino just announced that iTunes Radio will la...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple announces the iPhone 5C: 4-inch Retina display, plastic design, available in five colors starting at $99 on-contract
And then there were two. Apple has for the first time announced a second new iPhone model: the iPhone 5C. As rumored, the device has a polycarbonate design, which Apple says is made from a single part...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's iWork, iMovie and iPhoto will now be available for free on new iOS devices
Today at Apple's next-generation iPhone event, Tim Cook revealed on stage that the iWork suite of applications -- Keynote, Pages and Numbers -- will be available for free on all new iOS devices. That'...
05:15 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 arrives on Apple devices September 18th
The wait is over. Apple's overhauled OS will be available for download on qualifying devices next week. Control Center, retooled notifications, redesigned calendar and improved Siri functionality alon...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's next-generation iPhone liveblog!
You've arrived! But we haven't. If you're here a little early, fret not -- we'll be back at 10AM PT to kick things off from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. The topic of conversation? iP...
04:37 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Formula E details Spark-Renault's SRT_01E electric race car
If you plan to watch the inaugural Formula E season, you'll want to get used to the race car shown above -- you'll see a lot of it. That's the just-unveiled Spark-Renault SRT_01E, the official electri...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Intel announces Quark system on a chip, the company's smallest to date
The hits keep coming from IDF. After showing off svelte new 14nm silicon built for laptops, CEO Brian Krzanich announced a brand new SoC series called Quark. It's the smallest SoC the company has ever...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's next-generation iPhone liveblog!
You've arrived! But we haven't. If you're here a little early, fret not -- we'll be back at 10AM PT to kick things off from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. The topic of conversation? iP...
04:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Intel CEO Brian Krzanich shows working 14nm SoC laptop, announces sub $100 tablets at IDF 2013
Many eyes may be shifted south of San Francisco to a shindig in Cupertino, but Intel's making some waves in the city. Just now onstage at IDF 2013, CEO Brian Krzanich showed off a functioning laptop r...
04:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi gets audiophile credentials thanks to RaspyFi Linux distro
Raspberry Pi and the Raspbmc OS already make a solid combo as a media center, but if you encounter music-related limitations then it may be worth giving the RaspyFi distro (v1.0) a shot instead. In ad...
03:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show, headed to US next spring for $135,925 and up
BMW's first plug-in hybrid, the i8, just made its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show. In addition to sharing full specs -- including a 1.5-liter, turbocharged, three-cylinder engine; 362 horse...
03:23 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Walmart joins the smartphone trade-in fad with its own program in the US
Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a plan to help you part ways with a smartphone in return for some sort of store credit or, in a few cases, cash. Apple's doing it. GameStop's doing it. Amazon's do...
02:58 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft's Uplay social gaming platform coming to PS4 and Xbox One
Ubisoft's Uplay has a mixed reputation; while it brings rewards and social elements to games, it's also known for its internet-based copy protection and occasional security risks. However much you lik...
02:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly built Google Glass-style prototypes, 'didn't have time' to bring them to market
Considering that Apple's patented nearly every tech concept under the sun, the revelation that it dabbled with a Google Glass-type device is hardly earth-shattering. According to Tony Fadell, Nest CEO...
02:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly built wearable visor prototypes, 'didn't have time' to bring them to market
Considering that Apple's patented nearly every tech concept under the sun, the revelation that it dabbled with a wearable display of some sort is hardly earth-shattering. According to Tony Fadell, Nes...
01:53 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Sony's Xperia M out now and unlocked for $250
If you've been waiting with bated breath to buy Sony's Xperia M, it's time to exhale. An unlocked handset in black or white will set you back $250 from Newegg and the Sony Store, though the latter als...
01:26 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Sonos Play:1 exposes itself at the FCC
Sonos' Play:3 speaker ran away with our editors' choice award back in 2011, so there's probably a little pressure on the device that's just turned up at the FCC. Ahead of any official announcement, th...
12:59 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Dyson sues Samsung for copying vacuum design
If Samsung's patent infringement battle with Apple wasn't enough, the Korean company is in the spotlight again over claims that it intentionally copied the design of a patented Dyson vacuum. The Briti...
12:28 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget TomTom inks new in-car navigation deals with Ford, Renault and Sony
With Apple, Google, and Nokia all vying for a share of the in-car navigation market, TomTom's hooked up with a team of automotive partners to keep its long-term aspirations alive. The first of the nav...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Wacom's Bamboo Pad: a Magic Trackpad-esque peripheral with stylus input for $49 and $79
Touch pads are nice for navigating with gestures, but what about when you need to scribble a signature or mark up a draft by hand? Well, Wacom has an option with its new stylus-friendly Bamboo Pad. Th...
11:35 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Hong Kong's CSL demos 300Mbps LTE Advanced service, due early 2014 (video)
It was only about four months ago when CSL, Telstra's part-owned operator behind Hong Kong's one2Free and 1010 networks, showed off its 150Mbps LTE Cat 4 upgrade; but why stop there? Today, the same c...
10:42 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget 3DMark benchmarking app arrives on iOS, allows cross-platform comparisons
Since there aren't many benchmarking apps for iOS, we totally understand if you resented 3DMark's Android-only release in April. Good thing Futuremark finally launched an iOS counterpart, giving you a...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget EE's 'Swap' brings another option for chronic phone-changers
If you're the type to regard your six month-old handset like a relic from the stone age (and believe us, we are), then you've now got another option with EE's Swap program. UK customers can now trade ...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget AMD's 2014 embedded roadmap includes dedicated graphics, gaming-friendly CPU
AMD has long signaled that embedded chips will play a major role in its future, and it's backing up that claim by providing a glance at its 2014 roadmap. The highlight is Bald Eagle, a 35-watt x86 pro...
08:55 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Olympus' OMD E-M1 flagship ILC arrives with new sensor, Four Thirds lens support for $1,399
Olympus has just announced its top-of-the-line OMD E-M1 camera that squeezes the ruggedness of its E-M5 predecessor into a smaller package, while adding some tempting new capabilities. There's a brand...
07:41 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Netflix app is coming to Virgin Media TiVos, 40k household test starts this week
In an unusual move for a pay-TV operator, Virgin Media is going to enable Netflix on its TiVo DVRs in the UK. Here in the US cable company-provided TiVos are missing the app and have blamed its absenc...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Dryft: a software keyboard that follows fingertips to improve touch typing on tablets
You've seen them on planes, in coffee shops, maybe even at the office: tablets tethered to Bluetooth keyboards. Those users pecking away at hardware keys because using their slate's software grid is n...
05:59 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Alleged iPhone 5S render shows new home button / 'Touch ID sensor'
We're just a few hours away from Apple's big iPhone press conference, and Nowhereelse.fr has just posted this render (from a "very reliable" source) that claims to show the iPhone 5S. The most notable...
05:44 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Google streamlines Gmail for featurephone web browsers
Google may focus much of its attention on smartphones, but it knows that featurephone owners deserve a good online experience as well. Accordingly, it just launched a revamped Gmail web app for device...
04:58 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Tokyo cab company's backseat cams notice forgotten gear if you don't
Soon enough, if you leave something in one of Kokusai Motorcars Co.'s Tokyo taxis, you'll know it before the cabbie drives away. Cameras under the front seats, in the trunk and on the ceiling record w...
04:23 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Arcade Fire's 'Just a Reflektor' music video takes cues from your smartphone
Arcade Fire already knows how to immerse its fans in a web music video. For its new "Just a Reflektor" video, though, it's also bringing smartphones into the action. The band's Chrome-based project li...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Maingear adds high-performance Ivy Bridge E processors to its desktop lineup
Roughly two years have passed since Intel released its first LGA-2011 E series processors, but now that its 22nm Ivy Bridge-E silicon is in the wild, PCs have a new high-horsepower option. With the ou...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Maingear adds high-performance Ivy Bridge-E processors to its desktop lineup
Roughly two years have passed since Intel released its first LGA-2011 E series processors, but now that its 22nm Ivy Bridge-E silicon is in the wild, PCs have a new high-horsepower option. With the ou...
03:43 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod accounts coming in next nightly builds
Folks who download the coming nightly builds of CyanogenMod may notice something new to play with in their settings: an option to add an account for the popular Android ROM. Once users register and si...
03:21 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Mhoto analyzes any image, gives it an appropriate, customized soundtrack
When we see a picture of the Notorious B.I.G., the hook from Hypnotize starts streaming in our heads. Imagine if you will, an app that analyzes your picture and creates a soundtrack suited to you. Mho...
02:51 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa CPUs will be able to use all eight cores at once in Q4
We'll have to change our terminology for Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa mobile chips now. We've been calling them "not-quite" eight core CPUs since they can't actually use all eight at once, but the company'...
01:58 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Blue HTC One to arrive as Best Buy exclusive on September 15th
Don't feel blue if you've missed one of the first HTC One units in, well, blue when they started trickling out -- it's officially launching as a Best Buy exclusive on September 15th. What's more, the ...
01:13 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Roku's Android app updated with user-created video streaming
Just over a month after its iOS debut, video support for "Play on Roku" is now available for the streaming box's Android app. You'll need a second gen or newer Roku running at least software version 5...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, September 10, 2013
Engadget Vimeo On Demand now allows pre-orders, offers separate purchase and rental prices
Video producers that sell through Vimeo On Demand now have much more flexibility in marketing their wares. Starting today, Vimeo Pro members can offer both purchases and rentals at separate prices. Th...
11:51 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Cota by Ossia hopes to charge your phone wirelessly, no contact required
We've all heard of wireless charging before, but most solutions still require your phone to come in touch with a base station. Well, Cota is a technology that aims to power your mobile device complete...
11:34 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 9th - 15th)
Monday Night Football is back and there's a massive Texas A&M vs. Alabama college football game, but that's far from the only thing on TV this week. Star Trek Into Darkness highlights the Blu-ray ...
11:20 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG G2 review, Lumia 625 review, Sony's new PS Vita, 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, September 9, 2013
Engadget PPL Connect is a virtualized smartphone that lets you make and take calls from a web browser
Sure, you've heard of virtualized computing environments before, but a start-up here at TechCrunch Disrupt called PPL Connect is a platform that virtualizes your phone's capabilities in real-time. Tha...
10:21 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget PayPal unveils Beacon: a USB stick that powers hands-free checkout (video)
PayPal's offered its Here service since last year to simplify buying items in brick-and-mortar shops, and today they've just unveiled their latest crack at in-person shopping: a USB stick dubbed Beaco...
09:57 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget New Nexus 7 32GB with LTE now available on Google Play in the US for $349
Back in July Google promised a version of its Nexus 7 (2013) with LTE would be available soon, and today is the day. Those interested can pick up the 32GB tablet with a T-Mobile SIM (and 2GB of data s...
09:29 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Google+ adds embedded posts and expands authorship in search results
Following in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, Google announced today the introduction of embedded posts for Google+. As you can see in the picture above, the drop down menu at the top of each G+...
09:06 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Foursquare adds menu search to dining spots, eases quest for ramen and dumplings
Following its recent auto-notification announcement, Foursquare is serving up yet another feature to make finding a spot to nosh even easier while you're out and about. With its latest update, the soc...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Following outcry, Microsoft gives developers early access to finished Windows 8.1 builds
When Microsoft delivered Windows 8.1 to manufacturers, some developers were more annoyed than overjoyed -- unlike in years past, they weren't getting advance copies to help optimize their apps. The co...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Google Glass update adds 'vignettes,' sound search and more
Glass still isn't quite ready for the consumer, but Google's wearable platform just keeps getting better and more powerful thanks to frequent software updates. Today's version bump brings YouTube to y...
07:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Snapchat Micro will bring disappearing messages to Samsung's Galaxy Gear
There seems little doubt that much of the Galaxy Gear's success or failure will hinge on the selection of apps that arrive on smartwatch. Samsung is making a strong push for third-party software (even...
07:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Moto X now available to T-Mobile customers, but only from Motorola
Want the Moto X experience combined with T-Mobile's inexpensive plans? Today's your lucky day -- sort of. Motorola is now selling the promised T-Mobile version of its flagship, but only through its we...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Breaking down the PS Vita TV: Why Sony's $100 set-top box is more than a consolation prize
Late last night / very early this morning, Sony's PlayStation team finally unveiled a release date for the PlayStation 4 in Japan: February 22nd. That's just short of 100 days after the company's new ...
06:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Tizen 3.0 UI allegedly spotted running on a Galaxy S 4
Tizen, the progeny of MeeGo, LiMo and Bada, hasn't exactly set the world on fire. But even if manufacturers and consumers aren't clamoring for yet another smartphone platform, that doesn't mean Samsun...
06:17 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Udacity launches Open Education Alliance to help modernize university curriculums
Udacity's first partnership with an institution of higher learning might not have turned out as well as it hoped, but a setback at San Jose State University won't cause the online learning portal to c...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget IRL: Mad Catz's Rat M portable gaming mouse
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. We suppose i...
05:49 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Sprint to start LG G2 pre-orders on October 11th
We've seen AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon commit to releasing the LG G2 this fall... but where's Sprint's version? Don't worry, fans, the carrier hasn't forgotten you. Sprint now says it will take p...
05:36 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Yahoo launches Screen video app for iOS with emphasis on comedy clips
Armed with a fresh new logo, Yahoo's getting down to business. Today, the company unveiled its first major mobile product: a video-discovery app for iOS called Screen. The service lets users browse tr...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Google, Facebook and Yahoo petition court to disclose government data requests
It's not every day you see Google, Facebook and Yahoo aligned on a issue, but a push toward increased governmental transparency is just the sort of cause that'll put competing web companies on the sam...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPhone event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here!
Apple's making some huge changes to iOS this year, so what are the chances that the iPhone will undergo a similar transition? Based on what we've been hearing, the likelihood is pretty high; Tim Cook,...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget Partycast: IFA 2013 - 09.09.13
Pre-recorded from Berlin, it's the Engadget Partycast: IFA 2013 edition. For your listening pleasure, we've got Dan from the Eurocast and Brad from the Mobile Podcast joining Brian and Dana. Stream it...
04:18 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Surface 2 rumors point to 1080p screen, Tegra 4 chip and two-stage kickstand
We've seen rumors of new Surface covers and docks; now, it's time for rumors regarding the tablets themselves. Both Neowin and WinSuperSite claim that the next-generation Surface with Windows RT will ...
04:10 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft plans Surface launch event on September 23rd in NYC
With no shortage of rumors about a next-gen Surface and Surface Pro -- not to mention significant price cuts for both those devices -- it's no surprise that Microsoft is about to launch some new hardw...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Commercial Break comes to Android, now monitors simultaneous live events
Judging from the reader comments when we initially reported on Commercial Break's beta launch, a lot of people wanted to see an Android version and more functionality for sports. Well, the devs appear...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Orb Audio celebrates 10 year anniversary with Mod1X speaker, subOne and subMini subwoofers
Orb Audio clearly subscribes to the "do it right the first time" school of thought: Since 2003 it has released exactly one product, the Mod1 speaker. That changes today, because the funky modular audi...
03:38 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 38 million Galaxy Note sales show that large phones are here to stay
Remember when Samsung's big-screened Galaxy Note line was considered niche? Those days are long gone. JK Shin now says that the company has sold more than 38 million Note smartphones since the origina...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget LG G2 review
There are a lot of smartphones out there now. You know this. To add to the confusion, many companies are now parading out multiple top-drawer phones: think Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series, or the X...
02:24 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Vodafone 4G coming to 5 UK cities on September 28th with 4GB of extra data
While EE celebrates reaching 1 million 4G subscribers, Vodafone is stepping up its game to get you to become part of its LTE family. Originally limited to London at launch, Vodafone says it plans to r...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 625 review
Another week, another Lumia. This latest grenade thrown by Nokia in its continued assault on the smartphone market is the Lumia 625. Following up on its previous high-end devices -- the good-looking o...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Opera unveils Coast, a new web browser purpose-built for iPad and iPad mini
Opera's no stranger to the mobile web, as it's been building browsers for phones and tablets for years. Today, however, it's revealing an all-new window to the web called Coast. Coast's been construct...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Dell announces M4800, M6800 Precision laptops built for business pros
It's been just over a year since Dell updated its Precision workstations, but the time has come for some fresh hardware. This year's laptops, the M4800 and M6800, one up their predecessors in all the ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Zivix PUC gets MIDI instruments talking wirelessly to iOS and PCs (video)
Zivix promised wireless freedom to iOS-loving guitarists when it unveiled the JamStik; today, it's extending that liberty to a much wider range of musicians. Its just-announced PUC peripheral connects...
12:24 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Sony's new PlayStation Vita TV won't run all Vita games
Sony's mini-console has certainly got our attention. It's a bold and relatively cheap new way of entering the world of PlayStation, but it won't work with all your Vita games. The company has publishe...
12:07 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra TAB coming with Tegra 4 chip, 7-inch display, stylus
Thanks to another revealing pass through the FCC, we now know more about NVIDIA's upcoming P1640 mystery tablet, starting with a likely name: the Tegra TAB. An internal photo shows that it'll have a T...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Seagate unveils 500GB Ultra Mobile hard drive for Android tablets
Seagate's 5mm hard drives already have a home in slender laptops; today, they're coming to to Android tablets through the company's new Ultra Mobile HDD. The 500GB disk augments the existing 5mm desig...
11:26 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget LG develops 'world's first' WiDi-enabled LCD panel for easy media streaming
If you like to stream content but you already have too many set-top boxes in your house, LG wants to help. Having already committed to implementing 5G WiFi chips in its upcoming HDTVs earlier in the y...
10:09 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Halo wireless charging tech headed to Formula E safety cars
Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Qualcomm has come out to announce that it'll be bringing its Halo wireless charging technology to the first-ever Formula E electric vehicle race next year....
10:09 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Halo wireless charging tech headed to Formula E, safety cars get first dibs
Ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show this week, Qualcomm has come out to announce that it'll be bringing its Halo wireless charging technology to the first-ever Formula E electric vehicle race next year....
09:38 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget EE hits one million 4G customers four months ahead of goal
EE said it wanted to have a million 4G customers by the end of the year, but it won't have to wait nearly that long. The UK carrier just topped that mark four months ahead of its stated deadline while...
09:12 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget New PlayStation Vita and PS Vita TV eyes-on
Two new devices from Sony today -- and we're still a little shocked. Alongside a thinner, improved PS Vita, SCE's Andrew House took to the stage to introduce a little TV-connected device called the PS...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget PS Vita TV connects games, services to your TV, launches 14th November for around $100 (video)
This tiny 60mm x 100mm wonder is the PlayStation Vita TV. Not only is it a mini console that will it play Vita games and connect to PlayStation controllers, it'll also offer access to Music Unlimited,...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget PS Vita TV is a mini console that brings games and services to your TV, arrives November for around $100
This tiny 60mm x 100mm wonder is the PlayStation Vita TV. Not only is it a miniature console that plays Vita games and connects to PlayStation controllers, it also offers access to Sony's Music Unlimi...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget PS Vita TV is a mini console that brings games and services to your TV, arrives November for around $100 (video)
This tiny 60mm x 100mm wonder is the PlayStation Vita TV. Not only is it a miniature console that plays Vita games and connects to PlayStation controllers, it also offers access to Sony's Music Unlimi...
07:34 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook lets news organizations broadcast your trending topic discussions
Anyone else think that Twitter's love affair with TV has gotten those down in Menlo Park a little scared? Facebook has announced that broadcasters like CNN, NBC and Sky can now gain direct access to y...
06:56 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 coming to Japan February 22nd, three months after US launch
In addition to a major PS Vita announcement, Sony's ongoing event in Japan has brought some less positive new for the home crowd. Japanese gamers have to wait until February 22nd to get hold of a Play...
06:09 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget New PlayStation Vita coming October 10th: lighter, thinner, more battery life
If it's big enough for a live broadcast (with English translation), it's going to be good, right? Sony has announced a new version of its PS Vita, just weeks after announcing a price-drop across both ...
05:55 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Tokyo: Watch PlayStation's Japan-centric livestream right here!
Unless you're reading this in the Land of the Rising Sun, you may not have been aware of Sony PlayStation's Tokyo press event. Well, it's happening right now. According to the US PlayStation blog, the...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Xbox Music goes head on with Spotify: web streaming now free, iOS and Android apps out today
Xbox Music is going free over the web today, and its long-awaited iOS and Android versions are also set to launch at some point today. The move puts Xbox Music and Microsoft on a new course, positioni...
02:32 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget How would you change LG's Optimus 4X HD?
A year is a long time in technology, and reading back through the reviews of LG's Optimus 4X HD, it's clear to see a company in transition. Spool forward a few months, and the Optimus G and Nexus 4 ha...
01:05 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 2nd, 2013
Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so ma...
12:01 am -04 - Mon, September 9, 2013
Engadget Nissan surprises us all with smartwatch concept for Nismo cars (video)
Nissan's no stranger to conjuring up ideas outside its wheelhouse, but we still didn't expect the company to join the smartwatch fray. The device, if and when ready for commercial release, won't be a ...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Gear hands-on, iPhone 5S and 5C rumors, Microsoft / Nokia acquisition, 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 ...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Instagram adds 50 million users in six months, now over 150 million total
Instagram revealed its user base for the first time back in January, and after topping 100 million users February 26th a blog post today says its community has grown to "more than 150 million people c...
10:32 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Instagram adds 50 million users in six months, will start selling ads next year
Instagram revealed its user base for the first time back in January, and after topping 100 million users February 26th a blog post today says its community has grown to "more than 150 million people c...
09:30 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Switched On: More wedge, less edge, no hedge
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Casting aside such permutations as the DSi and the DSi XL, it makes ordinal sense for the Nintendo 3DS to have followed...
09:09 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's still-in-beta dashboard, multitasking previewed in video leak
In a move that reminds us of the kid that leaked the first in the wild shots of the Xbox 360, YouTuber Jackson Carter has posted a two minute video claiming to show a working Xbox One. After flashing ...
06:45 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Tablet-optimized Twitter app leaks after IFA, works best on 10-inch screens
If you blinked during Samsung's Unpacked Episode 2 event at IFA last week, you may have missed it: the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 running a Twitter app redesigned for tablets. The brief peek teased ...
03:48 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget NSA can reportedly tap smartphones, access BlackBerry email
Roaming confusion has already caused the NSA to "accidentally" listen in on domestic calls, but according to a report from Spiegel, the organization is capable of a lot more. The German news magazine ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: geodesic houseboat, orbital photovoltaic plant and color-changing syringes
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 has been on a tear this year, so it shouldn't come as...
10:27 am -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Telus to bring Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to Canada on October 4th
Canadians won't have to wait much longer than their American counterparts to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear. Telus sends word that it will carry both Samsung devices on October 4...
06:01 am -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget New firmware gives Canon's Cinema EOS camera line a prodigious 80,000 ISO
Those who shelled out big bucks for one of Canon's Cinema EOS cameras will be glad to know they've just been blessed with a significant firmware upgrade. Owners of the EOS C500, C300, C100 and 1D C 4K...
03:17 am -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best soundbar?
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 Shoheb, who wants a soundbar and doesn'...
02:00 am -04 - Sun, September 8, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 2nd, 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 peek of GDR 3 for Windows Phone 8, confirmation that U...
11:03 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget New NBA stats deal will put motion tracking cameras in every arena
The NBA faces a big challenge now that it offers all its player statistics to the public -- how does it generate stats that hold the interest of basketball fans? The league's solution is a multi-year...
08:45 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 09.07.13: 3D printed cars, invisibility cloaks, and LADEE launches
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.We're all about the launches this week, at both ends of the spectrum. At the small-scale, we see what ha...
06:11 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Google Authenticator for iOS returns, lost entries are back but may cause dupes
Just a few days ago Google released a 2.0 version of its Authenticator app for iOS, but a bug made user's entries not show up and the company yanked it. Now v2.0.1 is back in the App Store, and it con...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget IFA 2013 wrap-up: Galaxy Note 3, Xperia Z1, smartwatches, lens cameras, 4K displays and more
We reckoned IFA would be an exceptionally busy show, and now that we've combed through all of our coverage and condensed it here, it's clear the event lived up to our expectations. Sure, the venerable...
04:03 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Instant Wild satellite cameras protect animals through crowdsourcing (video)
Remote cameras are useful to wildlife conservationists, but their closed (or non-existent) networking limits the opportunities for tracking animals around the clock. The Instant Wild project's cameras...
02:12 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's quantum access networking promises spy-proof encryption for groups
Quantum cryptography is crack-proof by its nature -- you can't inspect data without changing it -- but the available technology is currently limited to one-on-one connections. Toshiba has developed a ...
12:24 pm -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 price drops to $199 in the US
One of the barriers to Lumia 1020 adoption in the US has been the high price; you've had to really love phone photography to justify spending $299 on-contract. That shouldn't be an issue from now on, ...
10:37 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview: Daniel Sennheiser (video)
"I've worked for Sennheiser since I was born," the company's co-CEO says with a laugh. Five years ago, Daniel Sennheiser and his brother took over the reigns of the eponymous audio company, the third ...
08:58 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Sony's Camera Remote API allows WiFi-equipped devices to control its cameras, act as a second screen
This year's IFA has been rather eventful for Sony: the company unveiled a new handset, some interesting cameras and even a recorder that can turn you into the next Justin Bieber. But lost in the shuff...
05:43 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget VLC 2.1 for iOS adds audio-only playback, streaming over FTP and UPnP
VLC returned to iOS with big upgrades like AirPlay and Dropbox integration, but it left out a few of the very valuable features we've seen in other media players. The app's new 2.1 update addresses se...
03:52 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Latest Surface Pro accessory rumor points to a desktop dock
Microsoft is supposedly working on a desktop docking station that's compatible exclusively with Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 slates (following yesterday's rumor of a battery packing keyboard cover), ...
02:55 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend G700 hands-on
The G in Huawei's letter-based lineup is meant to be midrange at best, so it's no surprise that the Ascend G700 hasn't been the subject of as much eager anticipation as, say, a certain new Nexus. Stil...
02:27 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids slate
Sure, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Kids broke cover late last month, but it's joined the rest of the firm's brand-new displays and gadgets at IFA. Relocated capacitive buttons and repositioned camera aside,...
01:52 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Google accelerates encryption initiative in wake of PRISM controversy
For a company that keeps millions of users' personal emails and data under lock and key, Google found itself in a bad place earlier this year -- on a list of "providers" that reportedly gave the NSA d...
01:27 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Twitter #Music for iOS now displays tweets on #NowPlaying feed, lets you interact with them
Hey, remember Twitter #Music? Yes, that Twitter #Music. Well, the jam-focused service is getting a little better on iOS thanks to the latest update. Today's changes aren't as major as the discovery fe...
12:56 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Lumia 1020 KIRF swaps PureView camera for '41-megaplxel' audio
You'd think that the Lumia 1020's 41-megapixel camera and unibody design would deter clone makers -- how do you even get close to the real thing? That hasn't stopped an anonymous Shenzhen company from...
12:18 am -04 - Sat, September 7, 2013
Engadget Sony offers pro 4K camcorder for $6,500: the PXW-Z100 with 10-bit, 600Mbps video
Other than a smallish 1/2.3-inch sensor, Sony's new PXW-Z100 4K camcorder should push all the right buttons for pro shooters. Though it shares a sensor (and body) with the newly launched FDR-AX1 prosu...
11:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: iPhone 5S and 5C rumors, Distro Issue 106, LG Nexus 5 at the FCC, 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...
11:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Uber to offer Delorean rides in SF this weekend only, time travel not included
If you're a Back to the Future fanatic who wasn't able to snag a Delorean on eBay or hitch a ride in a time-traveling taxi cab, then you might want to head to the City by the Bay this weekend. Uber ha...
11:07 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Eye Tribe starts taking pre-orders for $99 Windows eye tracker
Leap Motion, Kinect or MYO could satisfy your yearning for motion control, but an itch for eye-tracking tech might be harder to scratch. There aren't a lot of them on the market yet, which Eye Tribe h...
10:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry exec confirms BBM for iPhone 'submitted for review two weeks ago'
Waiting to see when BBM will actually launch on other mobile platforms? According to a tweet from BlackBerry Senior Strategic Account Manager Alex Kinsella, the timing may be in Apple's hands. Stating...
10:11 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget TI intros DLP pico projector chipset based on its Tilt & Roll Pixel technology
TI's DLP unit promised us brighter, sharper pico projectors when it unveiled its Tilt & Roll Pixel architecture at CES, and it now has the TRP-based silicon to make those projectors possible. The ...
09:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget The last days of Distro
On Friday, September 27th, Engadget will publish the last issue of our weekly tablet magazine, Distro.However, Distro (unlike disco) isn't dead. When Distro launched in October 2011, we were entering ...
09:08 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Samsung's F8500, the Basis Band and stock Android
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
08:55 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Apple near shipping iPhones to China Mobile (updated)
If you believe the rumors, Apple has been in discussions to bring the iPhone to China Mobile almost since day one. Those seemingly endless negotiations may have drawn to a close: the Wall Street Journ...
08:41 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget iRobot CEO Colin Angle on the shortcomings of humanoid robots (video)
Nearly everyone who's purchased one the 10 million-plus Roombas sold around the world has inevitably asked the same question: whatever happened to Rosie? For all its charms, iRobot's hockey puck-like ...
08:20 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget The iPhone 5S and 5C: rumor round-up
What exactly is happening with Apple's next iPhone? Will it be substantially cheaper? Come in gold? Or even sport a fingerprint scanner? And will it be enough to keep Apple on top, now that it's up ag...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Editor's Letter: Summer? What summer?
In each issue of Distro, Executive Editor Marc Perton publishes a wrap-up of the week in news.In the US, Labor Day traditionally marks the end of the lazy days of summer, and the beginning of the busy...
07:50 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Verizon's blue HTC One trickling out to Best Buy stores starting today
See that? It's an HTC One, programmed for use on Verizon's airwaves, and it's blue. Moreover, it's at Best Buy, and if you're lucky, you'll be able to pick one up yourself as early as tonight. If you'...
07:43 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Visualized: A literal look inside Google Glass
I spy, with my X-ray eyes, the insides of Google Glass.Filed under: Wearables, GoogleCommentsSource: STEMbite (Google+)...
07:21 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE now available at AT&T with faster CPU inside
AT&T may be focused on Galaxy Note 3 pre-orders at the moment, but it still has something for those who want a new Samsung gadget right away. The company has quietly launched its expected LTE vers...
07:05 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Alcatel One Touch's Pop C-series line of budget phones hands-on
Alcatel One Touch (that's all part of the company's full name, incidentally) clearly intended on making a big splash at this year's IFA. The company announced a number of relatively high-end handsets ...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: Cooking is good for nerds. Nerds are good at cooking.
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.Let's over-generalize the nerd archetype for a moment: unhealthy, ea...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget There are just 6 days left to enter our back to school sweepstakes!
All throughout August, we brought you our top picks for smartphones, tablets, ultraportables and more. We end on a sweet note with our final back to school guide today, but our giveaway is still runni...
06:51 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Klipsch launches Status headphones and Gig Bluetooth speaker (hands-on)
Klipsch, worldwide enemy of fast-typing journalists, has arrived at IFA with two new audio products for our enjoyment. First up, the company is touting the Gig, a portable Bluetooth speaker with a cli...
06:35 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with HP's Recline 27 all-in-one, whose touchscreen sits close to your lap
We admittedly didn't initially get the point of HP's new "Recline" family of all-in-ones. Sure, we understood the concept well enough; these machines use a patent-pending hinge allowing the touchscree...
06:32 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Medion's X4701 X-Series smartphone is its highest-end handset to date (hands-on)
Lenovo subsidiary Medion already produces smartphones, but normally these units are the ones you'll find clogging up the very bottom of the bargain basement. With the X-Series, however, the company is...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 002: Marc Maron
In 2009, Air America relieved Marc Maron of his duties for a third and final time. He'd co-hosted the station's drive time show Morning Sedition before being given the reigns on his own titular evenin...
05:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung brings its first OLED 4K TV to IFA, we go eyes-on
Sony outed the very first 4K OLED television at CES last January, and now Samsung is catching up with its very own. We swooped by the firm's slice of show floor at IFA to lay eyes on its latest TV, an...
05:33 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Binatone's Brick phone was acceptable in the '80s (hands-on)
"If you're an '80s guy like me, then you know it's important to be a shark. That means getting up, choking down a double espresso and listening to Huey Lewis. Then it's time to hit the trading floor a...
05:13 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget MAKEwithX offers Moto X owners the tools to 3D print accessories for even more customization
If all of the possible combos afforded by MotoMaker just aren't enough to properly outfit that Moto X handset, MAKEwithMOTO has a tool that's ready to lend a hand. During the course of some recent mak...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Europa Report screenwriter and author Philip Gelatt on the Atari Lynx and function over fashion
Every week, a new and interesting human being tackles our decidedly geeky take on the Proustian Q&A. This is the Engadget Questionnaire.In this week's installment of our regular session of inquiry...
04:50 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget eBay acquires price comparison engine Decide; will shut its services down by month's end
Credit where it's due: eBay recognized that the online auction train wouldn't keep chugging along at a breakneck rate, so it's snapping up complementary companies in order to better bolster its portfo...
04:48 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget eBay acquires price comparison engine Decide; will shut its services down by month's end
Credit where it's due: eBay recognized that the online auction train wouldn't keep chugging along at a breakneck rate, so it's snapping up complementary companies in order to better bolster its portfo...
04:47 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Yahoo issues first transparency report, replete with governmental data requests
Following in the footsteps of Facebook -- which revealed its first Global Government Requests Report just a few weeks ago -- Yahoo is finishing out the week by publishing data of its own. The firm's f...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Help pick the best retro tech for our #ExpandThrowback contest
We've received hundreds of thousands (of kilobytes) worth of submissions for our #ExpandThrowback contest and we want to thank those who valiantly opened up their closets, garages, attics, or just piv...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Sony Entertainment Network's Shawn Layden on security, indie content creators and more
Roughly a year and half ago, PlayStation Network IDs transformed into Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) accounts, and since then we've been introduced to the next-generation of console gaming for PlayS...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Xbox One is here to help, all you have to do is ask
All game developers publishing on Xbox One will have to submit information to Game Help, a function on Microsoft's new game console that aims to fundamentally change the concept of user manuals. Devel...
04:01 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget 16 ways to play: SmartGlass support for Xbox One doubles the controller cap
With the new Xbox this November, Microsoft's bringing a new iteration of SmartGlass to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone devices. And with said new iteration comes promised SmartGlass ubiquity. Microsof...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: fun stuff!
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're talking fun stuff. 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 ch...
03:34 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Xbox Live Rewards revamped with loyalty 'punchcards' and local currency payouts
As part of its march toward the Xbox One's arrival, Microsoft has relaunched the Xbox Live Rewards service -- and it looked to your coffee shop for inspiration. Just as your local barista punches a ta...
03:02 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Ford CEO Alan Mulally's IFA keynote liveblog
Live from the land of BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz , it's Alan Mulally. Ford's CEO is taking the stage here at IFA in Berlin to discuss making his fleet of vehicles safer, more user-friendly and,...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Maxthon browser to be preloaded in at least 100 million smartphones thanks to MediaTek partnership
Though Maxthon launched its Android browser three years ago, it might not be the go-to app most users have when they get their brand new smartphone. That might change soon however, thanks to a recentl...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Intelligent Headset delivers 3D audio for better zombie games, we go hands-on (video)
Okay, so maybe the marketing material could be improved a bit. Personally, we wouldn't have gone with Intelligent Headset: The first Intelligent Headset, but the product should speak for itself -- ass...
02:23 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Judge orders Apple to stop making special pacts with e-book publishers
After plenty of tussling over the DoJ's proposed injunction against Apple, preventing it from striking untoward pricing deals with e-book publishers, a judge at the Southern District Court of New York...
02:05 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Ford CEO Alan Mulally's IFA keynote at 11AM ET!
IFA's doors opened to the public today, and the show is marking the occasion with a keynote from Ford CEO Alan Mulally (and yes, we've met before). Not only will the perennial subject of the connected...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Deutsche Telekom's LTE Connected Car delivers streaming media with complete control (hands-on video)
Connected car concepts are nothing new, but a compelling one stands out among the crowd of half-baked ideas. Here at IFA, Deutsche Telekom's demo is one such example, thanks to its simple but intuitiv...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Distro Issue 106: The best (and the rest) of IFA 2013
Over the course of the last week, we sent a crew of Engadget editors across the pond to liveblog press conferences and scour the show floor for hottest gadgets that IFA 2013 had to offer. In a brand-n...
01:15 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Leaked Fujifilm X-A1 hints at a more mainstream mirrorless camera
Fujifilm looks set to extend its range of retro-styled mirrorless cameras, if we're to believe a leaked press release and publicity shots for an unannounced model, the X-A1. The camera, which first ap...
01:07 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Extra-large Nokia Lumia 1520 surfaces in press image
Want a clear look at Nokia's Lumia 1520 (aka Bandit)? You may just have it. After posting a screen capture earlier in the week, @evleaks has released what's reportedly a press image of the super-sized...
12:30 pm -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Garmin's smartphone-compatible HUD makes an appearance at IFA 2013, we go eyes-on
The connected car concept has gained plenty of traction, but not everyone can afford an Audi or BMW to get that functionality built in. Deutsche Telekom's hoping to bring a taste of that luxury to the...
11:58 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Samsung's 31.5-inch 4K PC monitor
Samsung's continuing the UHD TV march here at IFA with plenty of sets, but it's also showing a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) 31.5-inch monitor that's built to sit on your desktop. Crisp images deliver on the Ult...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Archos 101 XS 2, ChefPad and ChildPad tablets hands-on (video)
With Archos, when it rains, it pours. We popped by the company's booth at IFA this morning to take a peek at its customary deluge of devices. In addition to a number of handsets, Archos was showcasing...
11:24 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha hands-on
Alcatel OneTouch has turned a new leaf in 2013. In the past, the TCL-affiliated manufacturer has been known to crank out a dozen or more cheap smartphones at European trade shows with no apparent focu...
10:20 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch reveals prototype E Ink flip cover (video)
E Ink -- the tech behind a large number of e-readers on the market today -- is starting to make its way onto smartphones. We've seen it on reference phones as well as devices like the YotaPhone and ev...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft opts for Jinni engine to enhance Xbox Video recommendations
With more and more video content being consumed every day on things like the Apple TV, PS3 and Xbox 360, having an exceptional recommendations system is becoming an essential part of the viewing exper...
09:57 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Lenovo / Vodafone's Smart Tab III shows up in 10- and 7-inch versions at IFA (hands-on)
There are always a few treats to be had at Vodafone's IFA booth. This year, the company was showing off the successor to the Smart Tab II -- a device we happened to first glimpse at last year's event....
09:28 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Google Earth for Android now remembers long-forgotten geotagged photos
If you have insatiable wanderlust, you just might love the newest Google Earth update for Android -- especially if you travel enough to forget where you've been. Version 7.1.2 adds the ability to view...
08:33 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget LG's 77-inch Ultra HD curved OLED TV is the biggest, with the most buzzwords
The never ending battle between Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG has moved to its inevitable next level, as LG has introduced an even larger super high-res OLED than its competitor's 55-inch models...
08:33 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget LG's 77-inch Ultra HD curved OLED TV is the biggest, with the most buzzwords (update: eyes-on)
The never ending battle between Korean manufacturers Samsung and LG has moved to its inevitable next level, as LG has introduced an even larger super high-res OLED than its competitor's 55-inch models...
08:15 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Leaked Verizon doc prices Galaxy Note 3 at $699 retail, $299 with contract, $599 if you bundle the watch
AT&T and T-Mobile customers already know what they will have to cough up if they want to squeeze Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 into their pockets. Verizon customers, however, are currently in the dark -...
07:57 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Rumored EU law would scrap cellular roaming fees, lets travelers choose providers
It's no secret that European Commission regulators dislike roaming charges. However, The Guardian now hears from sources that the Commission may propose legislation next week that eliminates those ch...
07:57 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Rumored EU law would scrap cellular roaming fees, let travelers choose providers
It's no secret that European Commission regulators dislike roaming charges. However, The Guardian now hears from sources that the Commission may propose legislation next week that eliminates those ch...
06:59 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Griffin's MultiDock looks sleeker than ever, and it can still house and charge a herd of devices at once
In an age where expecting humans to limit themselves to a single piece of electronics is a little too much to ask for, what could be better than to own a physical hub where multiple things can be char...
06:00 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Alcatel intros four One Touch Pop C-series smartphones, keeps them cheap
Not everyone needs a giant, higher-end smartphone like the One Touch Hero -- many can get by with just the basics. For those users, Alcatel has unveiled four One Touch Pop models with smaller screens ...
05:50 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to launch Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear on October 2nd
If your carrier preference is tinged magenta, you'll be able to get Samsung's latest hardware combo October 2nd. The Galaxy Note 3 will cost $199 down plus $21 a month for 24 months on T-Mobile's Simp...
05:26 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget MyGlass update lets you control Google Glass UI with an Android device
As anyone who's stuck Google Glass on their head knows, controlling its UI via swipes, nods and voice commands can sometimes be... awkward. Now you can do it remotely, thanks to an update to the MyGla...
04:41 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) reaches the FCC
Samsung has already run the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear through the FCC; the company might as well complete its trifecta with the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition), right? Sure enough, the 10-inch sla...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now available for pre-order on AT&T, expected to ship 'around' October 1st for $299.99
Later this morning, Verizon will open its virtual doors to early Samsung Galaxy Note 3 adopters wanting to pre-order the new flagship device announced two days ago. AT&T wants to do one better, ho...
03:46 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Korg's KR Mini rhythm controller puts a backing band in your gig bag (video)
Sometimes a metronome just won't cut it when you're playing an instrument alone. That's where Korg's KR Mini comes in, providing the galloping metal beat that bridges into a poppy chorus for your bass...
03:07 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch intros prototype pico projector docking port (hands-on)
Pico projectors are swell, but they're not wildly popular. Very few smartphone manufacturers can find a way to embed them into devices without making them incredibly thick and expensive, and without s...
02:24 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Customize a Moto X the lazy way with Moto Match for Facebook
If you start to see a lot more of the Moto X on Facebook in the coming days, there's a good chance that it's a result of Moto Match. The app is new to the social networking site, which presents users ...
01:57 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Velodyne vQuiet active noise-canceling headphones (ears-on)
Velodyne is a name closely associated with subwoofers, but the company also knocks-out portable audio gear, too. The vQuiet, as you may have guessed, is Velo's first pair of active noise canceling hea...
01:27 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear winds its way through FCC approval
Granted, the picture we see above us would've been much more intriguing a couple days ago, prior to Samsung Unpacked, but it shows the Samsung SM-V700 (aka Galaxy Gear) getting the official stamp of a...
01:18 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch Hero hands-on
Okay, you have to admit: there might actually be something to this whole large smartphone business, started by Samsung two years ago at this very trade show. Not only has the trend not gone away, near...
12:56 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget AT&T's prepaid subsidiary, Aio Wireless, is now available nationwide
You can go ahead and consider Aio Wireless an option the next time you're shopping among mobile carriers, because the prepaid subsidiary of AT&T is now available nationwide. Service plans at Aio f...
12:22 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget LG Nexus 5 with LTE makes probable appearance in FCC
The oft-rumored Nexus 5 is turning into quite a riddle. If you've been following the saga, there has been no shortage of drama in recent memory. Most recently we saw a Google employee snapping picture...
12:22 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget LG Nexus 5 with LTE makes probable appearance in FCC (update: 5-inch display, Snapdragon 800)
The oft-rumored Nexus 5 is turning into quite a riddle. If you've been following the saga, there has been no shortage of drama in recent memory. Most recently we saw a Google employee snapping picture...
12:14 am -04 - Fri, September 6, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia unveils the iRig Pro digital audio interface for iOS and Mac, ships this month for $150 (video)
Looking to capture some vocals or record a few guitar riffs while you're out and about? Well, IK Multimedia has yet another gadget that looks to lend a hand. The outfit's iRig Pro serves up a digital ...
11:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Come see Joi Ito, Code.org, Sonny Vu, Jill Fehrenbacher and Memento at Expand NY!
Can you feel it? The anticipation's building for Expand NY, thanks in no small part to our fantastic lineup of speakers that includes LeVar Burton, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky and Master Modder Ben Hec...
11:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Come see Joi Ito, Code.org, Sonny Vu, Jill Fehrenbacher and Memoto at Expand NY!
Can you feel it? The anticipation's building for Expand NY, thanks in no small part to our fantastic lineup of speakers that includes LeVar Burton, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky and Master Modder Ben Hec...
11:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Artificial muscles lift 80 times their weight, pave the way for robot Superman
Other than a few models from Boston Dynamics, most robots don't exactly leave us quaking in fear. That might be off the table soon, though, thanks to a breakthrough from researchers at the National Un...
10:58 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Yahoo's new logo, Kobo Aura review, Galaxy Note 3 S View cover 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...
10:34 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Bing's overhauled News layout highlights trending social topics, rapid downfall of humanity
You know who seems like someone well equipped to dictate what shows up on a news site? That weird guy in your Facebook feed who is way, way too vocal about his political beliefs. Blatant sarcasm aside...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget American and British spy agencies can thwart internet security and encryption
As reporters at the New York Times, the Guardian and ProPublica dig deeper into the documents leaked by Edward Snowden, new and disturbing revelations continue to be made. Two programs, dubbed Bullrun...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo completes its second test flight (video)
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo might not have the flashiest name, but a lack of nominal originality didn't stop it from completing its second test flight today at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Cali...
09:23 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk shows off Iron Man-style rocket design with gestures and 3D printing (video)
Once again confirming Elon Musk is living life differently from the rest of us, he's just posted a new SpaceX video that's straight out of a sci-fi movie. In it, he demonstrates designing parts for a ...
09:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips launches two new sets of Fidelio headphones
Philips and audio gear go together like peanut butter and soya and linseed bread (trust us), so it's with little surprise to see the company unveiling two new sets of headphones for IFA 2013. The Fide...
08:51 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget NFL Players Association contracts with Uber to curb drunk driving
In a commendable move, the NFL Players Association is contracting with Uber for the 2013-2014 season in an attempt to keep intoxicated athletes from getting behind the wheel. Each player will receive ...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Surface Power Cover rumored to ship after the Surface 2, provide the whole family with extra juice
Despite Microsoft's claims that the Surface family of tablets was a representation of "no compromise," many road warriors have found the battery life to be... well, compromised. In order to address sa...
08:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Oyster beta for iPhone offers all-you-can-read e-books for $10 per month
All-you-can-eat subscriptions work well for digital magazines, music and videos; why shouldn't they work for e-books? Oyster certainly thinks they should, as it just launched a flat-rate book service ...
08:19 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Oyster for iPhone offers all-you-can-read e-books for $10 per month
All-you-can-eat subscriptions work well for digital magazines, music and videos; why shouldn't they work for e-books? Oyster certainly thinks they should, as it just launched a flat-rate book service ...
08:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft rolls out first Xbox One ad, highlights NFL features and Skype integration
Now that we know the release date for Microsoft's Xbox One, it's only natural for the company to start an ad campaign showcasing some features that are part of its next-generation console. Unlike what...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget The once-bright future of color e-paper
It's all too easy to dismiss the optimistic fantasies of yesterday: flying cars and robot servants may have filled the pages of Popular Mechanics in the 1950s, but today we're better grounded in reali...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Kobo Aura review: is spending $150 on an e-reader ever worth it?
Outside the US, Kobo is a major player in the e-reader space. Here in the states, however, mentioning the name will almost certainly elicit baffled stares. In 2011, the company was hit particularly ha...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget New iPhones are coming to NTT DoCoMo, according to Nikkei
KDDI and Softbank already enjoy the fruits of Apple's labor. Now, according to a report from Nikkei, NTT DoCoMo could be joining the party later this month. When Cupertino takes the wraps off its late...
06:13 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Google updates Drive for iOS with new card UI, easier way to browse files
You know how they say that when it rains, it pours? Well, shortly after unveiling a new set of native ware for Chrome, Google's also taken the time to announce an update to its Drive app on iOS. Most ...
05:55 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with CSR's flexible paper-thin Bluetooth keyboard (video)
Think the Microsoft Surface's Touch Cover was thin? You ain't seen nothin' yet. CSR, a company that delights in coming up with clever ideas and putting a significant amount of engineering personnel be...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Wacom's Cintiq Companion tablets
Wacom's drool-worthy new tablets certainly made us lament our lack of artistic skill when we saw them online, but do they pass muster up close and personal. We just got a chance to play with both the ...
05:37 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Moto X coming to Sprint tomorrow for $199.99 on a two-year contract
We've already seen Google and Motorola's creation, the Moto X, land on AT&T and Verizon, and now it's Sprint's turn to add the handset to its lineup. The Now Network announced today that the Moto ...
05:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Native Union gets Victorian with Monocle, a hybrid handset for the hipster crowd
Native Union is known for finding inspiration in retro form factors -- as we saw with the Pop Phone -- and the company is going even more old school with its latest offering: Monocle. The epitome of f...
05:35 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips' M1X-DJ portable DJ soundsystem hits IFA, we go eyes-on (video)
The pictures may not quite drive the point home, so let us just say that this thing is a beast. And frankly the idea carrying it around using the add-on strip is giving us lower-back pain just thinkin...
05:10 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Roku 3 finally goes on sale in Canada for $110
It wouldn't surprise us to hear that some people in Canada have already managed to snag a Roku 3. But, the truth is the miniature video player's just now officially hitting shelves there, nearly six m...
05:08 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Marshall shows off its mini Stanmore speakers at IFA (eyes-on)
Look familiar? Yeah, yeah, it's built in the classic Marshall amp style, but the new Stanmore speaker also has a lot in common with the already announced Hanwell. The big difference? Size. The newly a...
04:45 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget 3Doodler 3D printing pen's shipping model hits IFA, we go hands-on
Remember the 3Doodler? Odds are plenty of you do, seeing as how the company managed to nab a staggering $2.3 million for its $30,000 Kickstarter campaign. For the minority of you who didn't participat...
04:43 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Chrome apps gain native powers and desktop launcher on Windows and Chrome OS, Mac, Linux versions to follow
The line between native and web apps has been blurring more and more with the advent of HTML 5, and now Google's taking things even further with what it's calling a "new breed of Chrome apps." These n...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Kindle Paperwhite (mid-2013) hands-on (video)
So we know all about Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite, but those press images don't really do the trick, do they? Weirdly, we had to travel all the way to Berlin, but we did did manage to get our hands ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget GetGlue for iPhone's redesigned TV guide adds VOD and streaming video listings
GetGlue is continuously massaging its socially connected app for TV watchers, and the latest update reflects some of the ways TV viewership is changing. Like Foursquare's recent changes, after an init...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Simple.TV reveals second-gen streaming DVR and Version 2.0 interface
Simple.TV's first streaming DVR had its rough edges, but the company is clearly willing to make improvements -- it just announced the second generation of its set-top box. The redesign is more flexibl...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Jabra launches Solemate Mini speaker and SportPlus Bluetooth audio gear
Jabra's Solemate was a sneaker-themed alternative to Jawbone's Jambox, and now the company wants to hoover up those customers who want a slightly smaller Bluetooth speaker. The Solemate Mini promises ...
03:43 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Mozilla's 'Phone for Apps' initiative hits phase two, lures devs into porting HTML5 apps to Firefox OS
Firefox has certainly taken some pretty huge steps since Mozilla initially announced its "Phone for Apps" program back in May. Still, the browser maker knows there's a lot to be done before the mobile...
03:21 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS beta adds touchscreen support for selections, drag and drop (video)
We don't know when Google plans to release another device like its Chromebook Pixel, but Chrome OS support for touchscreens is continuing to improve. A new update in the beta channel brings support fo...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget LG 13-inch Z935 Windows 8 Ultrabook hands-on
Major companies have a notorious reputation for quietly bringing unannounced products to trade shows like IFA 2013 and tossing them in some random part of the booth, which means we're always walking i...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget PayPal app becomes a deal offering mobile wallet payment platform
PayPal's status as the mobile payment method of choice for the masses is beset upon all sides by many would-be usurpers. What's the company doing to stay on top? Beefing up the feature set of its apps...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget HP's 'Recline' touchscreen all-in-ones can be used with the screen hanging off the desk
HP just announced a series of funky-looking all-in-ones, but unfortunately, that press shot up there doesn't really do the unique design justice. Like most modern desktops, the Recline PC, as it's cal...
02:41 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget TriMet mobile ticketing app opens to all mass transit riders in Portland area
After a successful closed beta trial, mobile ticketing is now a reality for the multitude of mass transit riders in the Portland metropolitan area. The TriMet Tickets app is now available for iPhone a...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Logitech's IFA 2013 lineup includes tablet cases, mice and more, we go eyes-on
We've seen most of Logitech's latest products by way of press shots, but the company was clearly waiting for IFA to trot out the real deals. We caught the peripheral maker as it was in the process of ...
02:22 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget 'Kirobo, please stop talking and open the pod bay doors' (video)
Kirobo, the mini-robot / Japanese Space Agency marketer, has spoken his first words in space after being launched last month. The University of Tokyo and Toyota research project wished Earth "good mor...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two NVIDIA Shields, courtesy of NewEgg!
Don't act like you don't want one, because there's a lot to love about a Tegra 4-powered Android gaming console, especially when it's an NVIDIA Shield. Our pals at NewEgg were generous enough to dispe...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Haier's new OLED TV is harder to push over than most
Eye control is all well and good, but what Haier was really pumped about at this year's IFA was its new 55-inch OLED set. And, granted, the set is nice and thin at four millimeters, with a 1.5 millime...
01:38 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Haier shows off its latest eye-controlled TV at IFA, we go eyes-on, naturally
Let's face it, it wouldn't be a proper IFA if we didn't take some time out of our busy schedules to pop by Haier's booth for a little alternative TV action. In past years, we've seen gesture and mind ...
01:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with LG's 55-inch Gallery OLED TV (video)
LG's showing off its new 55-inch OLED set here at IFA, and (get this) it's not a curved one. Though it's bucking the trend made so popular by LG itself (along with Samsung), the product is hardly bori...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to launch LG G2 in stores on September 25th, sells Optimus F6 today
At last, the LG G2 has a US release date: T-Mobile is shipping the Android flagship to stores on September 25th, with online availability starting September 18th. The 5.2-inch smartphone will require ...
01:33 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to launch LG G2 in stores on September 25th, sells Optimus F6 today (update 2: AT&T and Verizon)
At last, the LG G2 has a US release date: T-Mobile is shipping the Android flagship to stores on September 25th, with online availability starting September 18th. The 5.2-inch smartphone will require ...
01:31 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Researchers claim 'almost instantaneous' quantum computing breakthrough
Silicon is great, but we're tickling the edges of its speed limit. As a result, researchers at Oregon State University have been plugging away at a low-cost, faster alternative for the past three year...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the LG G Pad 8.3 (video)
LG announced its new slate, complete with specs, ahead of IFA, but the tradeshow is our first opportunity to see the G Pad 8.3 in the flesh -- or in the aluminum package, as it were. The company is po...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Ricoh Theta WiFi camera shoots 360-degree photos for $399 (hands-on)
It's a big week for LCD-less WiFi point-and-shoots, but today's offering is a bit more unusual than Sony's lens-camera duo. What would you pay for a 360-degree camera that's compact, easy to use and c...
12:36 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Topsy lets you search tweets from 2006, look up old cringeworthy posts
Next time you're feeling nostalgic and want to peruse old Twitter posts -- such as in 2006, when Pluto was demoted to dwarf planet status -- you might want to pay Topsy a visit. The social search engi...
12:06 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo exec: there's no longer a need for Windows RT
We're at Lenovo's 2013 press conference, and during the Q&A session, the company's executives offered a hint as to their lack of plans for Windows RT devices. When quizzed on Microsoft's moribund ...
12:02 pm -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite priced at 109 for UK, arrives October 3rd
A few years ago, British e-readers were expected to wait months before Amazon's latest reading slab managed to swim across from the US -- but no more. The refreshed Kindle Paperwhite is set to launch ...
11:59 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget ooVoo updates its iOS and Android apps with video messaging, filters and more
If you're an ooVoo user, you already know you can use it for four-way video chats, 12 simultaneous text conversations or simply catching up with your BFF one-on-one. Well, get ready for a whole lot mo...
11:39 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung announces the world's first curved UHD TVs at IFA 2013
You didn't think Samsung was done announcing TVs at IFA yet, did you? This time, Samsung's folded two of its new TV notions into one set, announcing the world's first curved Ultra High Definition TVs....
11:37 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo intros the S5000, a budget 7-inch tablet running skinned Jelly Bean (hands-on)
Lenovo's already outed a lengthy list of Ultrabooks to kick off IFA, but the company has even more up its sleeve today. Meet the new 7-inch S5000 Android tablet, which the company is billing as "thin ...
11:37 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo intros the S5000, a budget 7-inch tablet running Jelly Bean (hands-on)
Lenovo's already outed a lengthy list of Ultrabooks to kick off IFA, but the company has even more up its sleeve today. Meet the new 7-inch S5000 Android tablet, which the company is billing as "thin ...
11:35 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo Vibe X stuffs 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core chip into slim and light body
While Lenovo's Snapdragon 800-powered phone has yet to make an official appearance, the Chinese company's gone ahead and unveiled its other quad-core flagship device: the Vibe X aka IdeaPhone S960. Mu...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips 9000 series 4K TVs eyes-on
We heard about that 65-inch, award-winning Philips 4K set a while back, and earlier today, we finally got to see the thing trotted out on stage in all of its ultra high-def glory. Turns out it's also ...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's mid-range 'Flex' line includes two Yoga-like laptops, a portable all-in-one (hands-on)
It's pretty much a given that everything we love about flagships will eventually make their way into more affordable products. And why shouldn't that include the form factors themselves? In addition t...
11:30 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips 9000 series 4K TVs eyes-on (Update: now with video)
We heard about that 65-inch, award-winning Philips 4K set a while back, and earlier today, we finally got to see the thing trotted out on stage in all of its ultra high-def glory. Turns out it's also ...
11:23 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga has a keyboard that flattens when you use it in tablet mode (hands-on)
When the original Lenovo Yoga came out, everyone seemed to have the same complaint: when you flipped the screen over into tablet mode, you had to rest your hands against the keyboard on the other side...
11:18 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo announces Yoga 2 Pro with 3,200 x 1,800 screen, slimmer design (hands-on)
We think we can all agree the Lenovo Yoga has been long due for an upgrade: while every other flagship Ultrabook got refreshed with Haswell, the Yoga 13 stuck around with Ivy Bridge and a relatively l...
11:11 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget BBC iPlayer for Android finally supports downloads on some ICS, Jelly Bean devices
BBC iPlayer viewers with Android devices have been left waiting for many features, and until today one of them was the ability to download shows for offline viewing. A fresh update is changing that, a...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Dash Robotics's DIY robots controlled by smartphones, look like insects (video)
What could kids find more fun (and parents find more affordable) than fancy toy robots? Toy robots they build themselves that scurry around like horrifyingly gigantic insects. That's what a startup ca...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Run-n-Read keeps e-book text steady while you're on the treadmill (video)
Many people read while they're using exercise machines, but we don't envy them; it's not easy to concentrate on a novel when running. Weartrons may help those athletic readers maintain their focus wit...
10:51 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Sony Walkman F886 offers hi-res audio, 32GB storage, full Android 4.1 for 250
Gone are the days when you needed a niche media player just to handle hi-res music. Phones and tablets are already starting to support higher bit-rate standards and Sony has just announced that its la...
10:46 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips Cloud TV will stream 'hundreds' of internet channels to its latest Smart TVs
Philips has just launched Cloud TV at IFA 2013, which will work on its latest Smart TVs including the hot-off-the-press Philips 9000 4K series. The service will bring streaming of "hundreds of local, ...
10:34 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips intros 65- and 84-inch 4K TVs priced at 4,999 and 14,999
New 4K TVs from Philips? We can't say we didn't see 'em coming. Heck, Philips even won an award for one of them. The company was waiting for the main event here at IFA to make the thing officially off...
10:29 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Philips announces iOS-friendly M1X-DJ system, puts decks on your dock
Philips, more known for its TVs and home appliances isn't entirely new to the DJ game, but it's certainly not the first brand that trips off the tongue when talking all things spin. Still, it's IFA, a...
10:23 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung shows off 98-, 110-inch Ultra HDTVs at IFA 2013, teases 4K OLED
At Samsung's press conference it's bringing some of those extra large Ultra HD TVs it promised at CES, and mentioned something even more tantalizing: a 4K OLED. Unfortunately that last one did not mak...
09:29 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Mobeam's new app digitizes loyalty cards, exclusive to Note 3 and GS4
Last time we've heard of Mobeam, it formed a partnership with Samsung to bring its barcode-scanning tech to the Galaxy S 4. Now, the company has launched a new app on Google Play called Beep'nGo, whic...
09:23 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Toshiba takes on GoPro with its Camileo X-Sports action cam (hands-on)
We're guessing that a few companies have been eyeing GoPro's position at the top of the action-cam market with envy. That's why Toshiba is launching the Camileo X-Sports, a boxy action camera that str...
09:17 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with Toshiba's 50-inch concept 4K TV
If you want an 84-inch 4K TV, you've really gotta be a one-percenter, but fortunately for the rest of us that's not a very big market. That's why it's high time that companies started to trim those ul...
08:39 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's 20-inch 4K Toughpad tablet ships in November with Windows 8.1
Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet initially debuted at CES in January, but here at IFA in Berlin, the company is finally ready to shed some light on availability. Speaking at a press conference focused o...
08:39 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's 20-inch 4K Toughpad tablet ships in November for about 4,500
Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet initially debuted at CES in January, but here at IFA in Berlin, the company is finally ready to shed some light on availability. Speaking at a press conference focused o...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Toshiba Encore is the company's first 8-inch Windows tablet; coming November for $330 (hands-on)
Acer may have beaten everybody to market with the first 8-inch Windows tablet, but we knew it wouldn't be long before the other guys started catching up. Toshiba just entered the fray with the Encore,...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's Satellite Click detachable PC promises better graphics than your typical budget system
We get it: speeds and feeds aren't everything. But this might be a rare case where a chip could actually make the whole story. Toshiba announced the Satellite Click today, and until you get to the spe...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's 11-inch Satellite NB15t laptop offers touch and 802.11ac WiFi for $380 (hands-on)
Toshiba probably doesn't appreciate us calling its new 11-inch laptop a netbook. But it's the same size as a netbook, and with an MSRP of $380, it's priced like one too. Heck, the Satellite NB15t, as ...
07:46 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Sony's next 4K projector will be merely expensive, not outrageous
Sony has just announced the VPL-VW500ES 4K projector at IFA 2013 in Berlin, and though it didn't name a price, said it'll be much cheaper than its first 4K projector. Before you start re-arranging you...
07:23 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi unveils new Android-powered 5-inch MI3, 47-inch smart TV in China
We've had early previews thanks to leaks, but Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi -- more recently known as the new home of former Google exec Hugo Barra -- just took the wraps off of a new flagship Android p...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Path adds new privacy features and Premium subscription in 3.2 update, announces Deutsche Telekom partnership
One of the benefits of Path when compared to social networks like Facebook and Twitter is that it's more private than public. It's only accessible via mobile app and the service limits you to 150 frie...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Harman Kardon outs pair of sleek soundbars with prices starting at $599
Some would argue that soundbars aren't necessarily a must-have in one's home entertainment system, but there's no doubt a good set can certainly take the viewing and listening experience to another le...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Harman Kardon Onyx, JBL Spark and Pebbles speakers debut at IFA
A part of all its audio announcements during IFA, Harman's showing off new multimedia speakers. The $499 Onyx leads the pack with a leather-wrapped standing circular design, compatibility with Airplay...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Harman's IFA headphone lineup is Soho chic and audiophile focused
Not into Harman's over-ear CL headphones? The outfit has you covered at IFA: introducing Soho, a scaled down variant with a similarly classy design. These these headphones differ from their bigger sib...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Harman Kardon's Esquire Bluetooth speaker doubles as a conference system, fits in a briefcase
Business professionals who've dreamt of having a portable conference system and Bluetooth speaker combo have just had their wish granted. Harman Kardon's aluminum and leather-clad Esquire portable spe...
05:44 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)
A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's Brain Age promised: improve elderly brain function. Over f...
05:03 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Zeus copy machine hits Kickstarter with all-in-one 3D printer, scanner and fax
For all the wonders we've seen 3D printers extrude, traditional copy machines still have something to lord over products like the MakerBot Replicator: convenience. Users hoping to duplicate real world...
04:06 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Yahoo unveils its new logo (spoiler: it still says Yahoo)
After a month of swapping out logos, Yahoo has finally chosen a winner to stick with for good. Shown above, it's still "whimsical, purple and with an exclamation point" -- and as a hidden bonus, that ...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon's LD-1000 LED Movie Light, a bright addition to Nikon 1 video shoots
Yup, it's just a light. But the LD-1000 is made by Nikon, and designed to attach to the company's 1-Series mirrorless cameras, such as the J3 or V2, which makes it at least mildly interesting. The AAA...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon focuses on prosumers with full-function Coolpix P7800 point-and-shoot
Say hello to the Coolpix P7800. It's an incremental bump, so we wouldn't necessarily recommend ditching last year's P7700 to upgrade, but if you've been holding out, there's a bit more value here. Cos...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon's comically compact Coolpix S02 features a 3x lens, 1080p video and boosted image quality for $180
Nikon's Coolpix S01 is adorable, and its successor, the S02, is too. The itsy-bitsy point-and-shoot is one of the smallest and lightest zoom-equipped cameras on the market, but it's hardly the most po...
03:28 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget ASUS unveils budget X102BA laptop with 10-point touch and AMD inside
ASUS' new Zenbook UX301 and second-gen Transformer Book a little too rich for your blood? You'll be glad to hear that the company has announced what appears to be a more down-to-Earth ultraportable, t...
02:44 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung SPH-L520 reaches the FCC, may be a Galaxy S4 Mini for Sprint
We've only seen hints of the Galaxy S4 Mini launching in the US through AT&T and Verizon, but a new FCC approval suggests that Samsung's mid-size smartphone could reach Sprint as well. The filing ...
02:20 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 365 - 09.04.13
This week Ben explains why he can't get enough of Sterling Archer's commercial cameos, and Richard details the laborious process that is making his weekly Must See HDTV feature. And as always, your ho...
01:58 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft upgrades Bing video search with pop-out previews and playback overlay
Microsoft knows that web-based video searches are cumbersome at times -- you frequently have to leave your results to see much more than a thumbnail. Accordingly, it just redesigned Bing's own video s...
01:36 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S View covers hands-on
The S View cover made its debut as a protective-flip-case-with-a-window for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, and the accessory made enough of an impression that the Korean manufacturer decided to give it an ev...
01:11 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Sony introduces new wireless speaker and noise-canceling headphones
With the launch of its new flagship phone, the Xperia Z1 (and a slew of other products), Sony has had its hands full at IFA. But the day is still young, and there are accessories yet to be launched, l...
12:53 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Evernote 5 moves past beta on Windows Desktop, available to download now
It took a little longer than two months for it to shed the beta tag, but Evernote 5 for Windows Desktop is now fully baked and ready for you to download. This major iteration of the productivity softw...
12:28 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm takes on AirPlay with AllPlay wireless streaming
Looks like the Toq smartwatch isn't Qualcomm's only announcement today. At the chipmaker's Uplinq conference in San Diego, CEO Paul Jacobs also announced AllPlay, a wireless audio streaming tech based...
12:04 am -04 - Thu, September 5, 2013
Engadget This is the pink Samsung Galaxy Note 3
We've already given full hands-on treatment to the white and black Samsung Galaxy Note 3, but there's one other color that didn't get its fair share of attention: pink. Thankfully, we had the chance t...
11:39 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Verizon announces first US pre-order date for Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear: September 6th at 9AM ET
The Big Four (that'd be Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T) have all confirmed that they'll be stocking Samsung's newly-introduced Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3, but none of 'em have been bold eno...
11:20 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note 3, the Sony Xperia Z1, 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...
10:59 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget The Cross Plane brings Wii U GamePad-like mirroring to any game system with HDMI (video)
A handheld gaming console that plays Conker's Bad Fur Day, Halo, Uncharted 3 and Day Z ? We're intrigued. The Cross Plane resembles a Wii U GamePad and the two have something more in common than just ...
10:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Rimac unveils greyp G12 electric bike with 75 mile range, 40mph top speed
Rimac's Concept One has been something of an enigma, but there's no doubting that the EV maker has just taken the veil off its latest product -- the greyp G12 electric bike. If you're not sure if look...
10:20 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 drops by the FCC ahead of global launch
That didn't take long. Just hours after Samsung's IFA presser, the company's latest oversized handset made its way through the FCC. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 ran through the usual gamut of federal tes...
09:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget WSJ: BlackBerry sale likely to be wrapped up by November
Details about an eventual sale of BlackBerry are slowly but surely starting to pick up steam. Following a confirmation from the Waterloo-based company about it being open to seeking "strategic alterna...
09:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ITV Player for Android v3.1 now available on all Android devices
Remember the three-month exclusivity deal where only Samsung tablet owners could watch ITV Player? Well, now that it's September, anyone with a Google-powered slate can get their The Jeremy Kyle Show ...
09:22 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone 8 now supports video messaging
Fans of Skype for Windows Phone 8 can now record more than just voicemail: Microsoft has updated the app to support video messaging. Like on other platforms, Windows Phone users can send an unlimited ...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 4: Samsung 50-inch LED HDTV, Lenovo IdeaCentre PC
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...
08:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Adobe to offer $9.99/month Creative Cloud subscription for a limited time
Adobe announced today that, for a limited time, it will offer a $9.99 per month subscription package to Creative Cloud as a part of its Photography Program. Naturally, there are a few caveats involved...
08:29 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Smart TV Alliance now lets developers submit apps once for use on all supported TVs
The Smart TV Alliance wants apps that work across multiple platforms, but developers have so far had to submit those apps to each TV maker -- a process that can take ages. Things should speed up now t...
07:53 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi Phone 3 makes early appearance on online store ahead of launch
As this author was fiddling with his Xiaomi Phone 2S (or MI2S) in bed ahead of Xiaomi's big event tomorrow, he spotted something odd: a thumbnail of an unfamiliar device -- next to the entry-level Red...
07:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Lovefilm reaches deal with Warner Bros. to stream Batman, Thundercats and other animated series
It's only been about a week since Lovefilm struck an agreement with Viacom, but the Amazon-owned service is already preparing to add more video content to its streaming repertoire. As part of yet anot...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Wind Mobile reportedly near acquiring Mobilicity's subscribers
Mobilicity lost out on its chances of a rescue from either Telus or Verizon, and there's now talk that the ailing Canadian carrier has run out of options. The Financial Post claims that Wind Mobile h...
07:13 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Neil Young's Pono might launch early 2014, other details blurry like a hurricane
When Neil Young revealed Pono on the Letterman show, he mainly talked about how the high-fidelity music service would work. Now that Young and his team have announced an early 2014 target launch, it's...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget China's Baidu teams up with TCL to launch their own Smart TV
Imagine a world where Twitter and Westinghouse hooked up to make Smart TVs powered by Netflix, and that's kinda what's happening in China right now. Baidu has hooked up with TCL to let the former's iQ...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung opens up Knox security platform to all consumers
Samsung's Knox security solution has tended to mostly garner headlines when the company's phones get approval from the likes of the US Defense Department, but it's now set to broaden its user base con...
06:10 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear apps include Path, Pocket, RunKeeper and more
Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will launch with 70 native apps, and it turns out that there's quite a few heavy-hitters in that bunch. Path is available to share photos taken from the Gear's wristst...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Android 4.3 arriving for Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4 in October
Today's Unpacked event was all about Samsung's new Notes and its Galaxy Gear, but there's good news for folks with older hardware. Turns out, Android 4.3 is coming to the Galaxy S III and Galaxy S 4 i...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung flaunts its My Magazine Flipboard-style homescreen for the Galaxy Note III
In the midst of its numerous Unpacked Episode 2 unveilings, Samsung's just given us a peek at a new piece of the Galaxy Note III puzzle: My Magazine. At a glance, it looks like a mashup between Flipbo...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung flaunts its My Magazine Flipboard-style homescreen for the Galaxy Note 3
In the midst of its numerous Unpacked Episode 2 unveilings, Samsung's just given us a peek at a new piece of the Galaxy Note 3 puzzle: My Magazine. At a glance, it looks like a mashup between Flipboar...
05:43 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung details new S Pen with Air Command feature for Galaxy Note 3
Samsung's just officially announced the Galaxy Note 3 at its big IFA event, and its not so surprisingly spent a lot of time talking about the phone's brand new S Pen. In addition to bringing with it s...
05:40 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm makes a timely entrance with full-featured Toq Mirasol smartwatch (hands-on video)
Qualcomm's certainly made a name for itself in the mobile chipset space, but the company's past attempts at creating a fully baked consumer device have not been tremendously successful. Take FLO TV, f...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Note 3's new S View Cover lets you use the S Pen with the cover on
Samsung is launching a new S View Cover to go with its equally new Galaxy Note 3. The protector includes an extra-large window for controlling the smartphone while the cover is closed; you can even us...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on (video)
Wrist watches, smart or otherwise, are simply not for everyone -- there are more smartphone users in the world, many times over, than there will ever be smartwatch owners. Despite the limited market f...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Gear is only compatible with Note 3, 10.1 at launch
Samsung's making waves in the wearables category today with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch, but the device's compatibility will be surprisingly limited at launch, curtailing our excitement quite a bit. Ac...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: What's changed?
Unlike the Galaxy Note, which has received an annual update since it first launched at IFA, the Galaxy Note 10.1 hasn't been refreshed since its debut over a year ago. Lest you think Samsung forgot ab...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3: What's changed?
Another IFA, another Galaxy Note -- that's how it goes, ever since Samsung launched its first version of the phablet two years ago in Berlin. The company's latest S-Pen-wielding handset is upon us, wi...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) hands-on
With all the hubbub about the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear, any hype surrounding a new Galaxy Note tablet prior to IFA 2013 was severely downplayed -- but worry not, because you'll be abl...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 preview
Two years ago, at a consumer electronics show in Berlin, Samsung took to the stage and unveiled the introduction to what is now a booming smartphone genre. The 5.3-inch monstrosity, called the Galaxy ...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung reveals Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition
The Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear may be the most anticipated announcements at Samsung's Unpacked event today, the company also rolled out a new Note 10.1 tablet today, the 2014 edition. Headlining this ...
05:09 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy Gear smartwatch with 1.63-inch AMOLED touchscreen, built-in camera, 70 apps
This week's Galaxy Gear prototype leak didn't leave much to the imagination. Samsung's new wearable was expected to debut with a built-in camera, speakers and a relatively clunky design, all of which ...
05:08 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 makes official debut with 5.7-inch 1080p screen and faux-leather back, available September 25th
Samsung's annual IFA presser is typically its Galaxy Note coming-out party and this year is no different. JK Shin, the Korean company's President and CEO, has just announced the line's latest addition...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony ships LTE-equipped Xperia Tablet Z to the US for $629
Sony may be focused on Europe right now, but it still has some news for Americans: the company just launched a variant of the Xperia Tablet Z with unlocked LTE for both AT&T and T-Mobile. The Andr...
04:51 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget E Ink's new higher contrast Carta display is the secret behind Amazon's refreshed Kindle Paperwhite
Amazon peppered its second-gen Kindle Paperwhite announce yesterday with the usual marketing fluff: whiter whites and blacker blacks! But, it turns out, those boasts do have some grounding in reality....
04:50 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's PRS-T3 e-reader hands-on
When you operate in as many spaces as Sony, some products just aren't going to get the same love as others. The company spent the vast majority of today's press conference discussing the Xperia Z1, wh...
04:44 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung 'Unpacked Episode 2' IFA liveblog!
Are you ready for IFA's most-anticipated event? We're live from the Tempodrom in Berlin, and we'll be bringing you the latest on the Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and any other surprise an...
04:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony starts delivering 4K downloads with Video Unlimited 4K service
Sony's betting big on 4K, with its movie studios shooting movies and television in 4K using its pro cameras. And now, to get that content to all those Ultra HD TVs, the company is rolling out its long...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Panasonic confirms 65-inch Smart VIERA WT600 UHD TV with HDMI 2.0
The paint is still wet on the new HDMI 2.0 specification, and already it's getting some use. Panasonic's rumored new Smart VIERA WT600 TV with support for the new 4K / 60fps input, as well as DisplayP...
04:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's Smart Imaging Stand hands-on
The Xperia Z1 was clearly the darling of today's Sony press event at IFA, but what is a smartphone without a smart imaging stand, right? The peripheral only got a quick mention as Kaz ran through phon...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony unveils the world's first curved LED TV: pre-orders open now for $4,000
Sony didn't mention this during its IFA press event, but it just unveiled a big treat for home theater fans: meet the S990A, the world's first curved-screen LED TV. The introductory 65-inch, 1080p mod...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: printers
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we're taking a look at printers. 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...
03:41 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's SmartWatch 2 hits IFA, we go wrists-on
Sure smart watches are the hot newness, but Sony's already been there and done that. In fact, the company got a jump on IFA by first announcing its second-gen wearable way back in late June. The devic...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra Note tablet poses for glamor shots with stylus and cover in tow
Not satisfied with tiny, blurry photos of NVIDIA's self-branded tablet? We don't blame you -- and neither does ChinaDIY, which just posted clear snapshots of the unannounced device. Labeled with a pre...
03:07 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS shows off MeMO Pad 8 and 10, budget tablets arriving before year's end (hands-on)
Hungry for more ASUS IFA debuts? The company trucked out the two newest additions to its MeMO Pad tablet line, the 8 and 10, both budget devices set to arrive before the holidays. What all that actual...
03:01 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS refreshes its Fonepad 7 phone / tablet with dual speakers, we go ears-on (video)
Nothing like a leaked video to get you pumped about a product. Of course, we're not suggesting that ASUS went out of its way to post information about the forthcoming Fonepad 7, but either way, that t...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony slims down its Action Cam, intros wearable Live-View Remote (eyes-on)
Releasing camcorders and cameras for a variety niches here at IFA, Sony's also revealed its next HD action cam, the HDR-AS30V. It's immediately noticeable that the second-gen model is 25 percent small...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's $4,500 FDR-AX1 Handycam puts 4K recording in the grasp of prosumers (eyes-on)
We assure you, the camera above is not Sony's HDR-AX200. While it shares a similar body, this is the new FDR-AX1 that leaked this morning -- a fixed lens 4K videocamera for prosumers, priced at a cool...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder helps your band break out of the garage, into YouTube
Here at IFA, Sony thinks it has just the thing to help struggling musical artists become breakout successes. Say hello to the $300 HDR-MV1 Music Video Recorder. Set to take on the likes of the Zoom Q2...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony DSC-QX100 and QX10 lens cameras bring top-notch optics to any smartphone or tablet, we go hands-on (video)
The rumors, we're thrilled to see, are true. Sony's unique lens cameras are now official, and they're coming to a smartphone or tablet near you beginning later this month. As expected, there are two m...
02:52 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony announces the Social Suite for the Xperia Z1 with Info-Eye AR app and Time Shift Burst
To go along with the Xperia Z1's 1/2.3-inch, 20.7-megapixel G lens sensor, Sony's just announced the Social Camera Suite at IFA 2013. The glamor feature is Info-Eye, which gives you a visual search fu...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with ASUS' Zenbook UX301, an Ultrabook with a Gorilla Glass lid and 2,560 x 1,440 touchscreen
Well, ASUS already spilled the beans on this one. Just a few hours ago, the company posted a YouTube video of its new Zenbook UX301 Ultrabook -- i.e., the same Zenbook Infinity we saw back at Computex...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS refreshes the original Transformer Book with Haswell, but it's still heavy (video)
We had two major gripes when we reviewed ASUS' original Transformer Book. One, it cost a lofty $1,500, even with a last-generation Ivy Bridge processor. Two, it was on the heavy side -- though to be f...
02:46 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS refreshes the original Transformer Book with Haswell, but it's still heavy
We had two major gripes when we reviewed ASUS' original Transformer Book. One, it cost a lofty $1,500, even with a last-generation Ivy Bridge processor. Two, it was on the heavy side -- though to be f...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1: the new flagship with imaging at its heart (hands-on)
For a while, it looked like Sony was going to work its way up and down the alphabet with each new phone. More recently, however, it's settled on one letter -- for its flagships at least -- and the ult...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony announces the VAIO Tap 21 with a 1080p display and slimmed-down design (hands-on)
Sony's tabletop Windows 8 slate, the VAIO Tap 20, made its debut at last year's IFA, so it's only fitting that we're back in Berlin to meet the successor. Dubbed the VAIO Tap 21, the follow-up packs a...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony takes on the Surface Pro with the VAIO Tap 11, its first Windows 8 tablet (hands-on)
It's sort of insane to think that Sony, a goliath of the consumer electronics industry, is only just getting around to releasing its first Windows 8 tablet. But you know what they say: better late tha...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony announces VAIO Flip PC, looks to steal the IdeaPad Yoga's thunder
We knew a novel VAIO form factor was bound to be announced at IFA when Sony dropped a origami-inspired teaser video last week. And look what we have here: in Berlin, the PC maker unveiled a new line o...
02:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone announced: 20.7 megapixel camera in a unibody aluminum shell
Sony's Xperia Z1, the phone formerly known as Honami, has finally been revealed to the world here at IFA 2013. As expected, the phone is fully focused on imaging capabilities, with a G lens, 20.7-mega...
02:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone announced: 20.7-megapixel camera in a unibody aluminum shell
Sony's Xperia Z1, the phone formerly known as Honami, has finally been revealed to the world here at IFA 2013. As expected, the phone is fully focused on imaging capabilities, with a G lens, 20.7-mega...
02:11 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony IFA 2013 press conference liveblog
It's cold, gray and rainy here in Berlin, but we've never let a little lousy weather get in the way of a perfectly sunny liveblog. Sony's always got a ton of stuff to show of at IFA, and we don't expe...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Livestream launches on Roku, brings real-time broadcasts to the platform
Livestream may have been stepping out of its comfort zone with the introduction of hardware tailored for prosumers. That being said, the company's still working hard on expanding its bread and butter:...
01:33 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's new Pokemon XY edition 3DS XLs get Legendary on September 27th
Kids love colors. Kids love Pokemon. Collectors love limited editions. And that's all you need to understand about Nintendo's 3DS marketing strategy. So, what's a Xerneas and an Yveltal? They're Pokem...
01:23 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Sony's QX10 and QX100 lens cameras pop up on Amazon, leave few surprises for IFA
Sony won't have many rabbits to pull out of its hat once its big IFA press conference rolls around in a couple of hours. All of its latest camcorders have leaked out thanks to B&H Electronics, and...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget B&H Photo outs Sony's consumer-friendly 4K camcorder, action and 'music' cams
Sure, Sony's set to unveil a whole host of new gadgets at its IFA press conference in a few hours, but it looks like B&H Photo has jumped the gun by revealing a trio of camcorders from the Japanes...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Xbox One game console available on November 22nd
Ready to make a date with a next-gen console? Microsoft's Xbox One goes up for sale on November 22nd, Redmond officially announced this morning. By way of a reminder, the PlayStation 4 will also land ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Jawbone intros Mini Jambox Bluetooth speaker and a music-streaming app (hands-on)
When Jawbone came out with the Jambox back in 2010, the sales pitch was simple: here was a really loud Bluetooth speaker that was small enough to stuff inside a backpack when you wanted to have a danc...
12:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Flipboard arrives for BlackBerry 10, but you can't use it yet
Bored, BlackBerry toters? Flipboard is now on BlackBerry World to save your commute, but wait: there's a rather big catch. It'll only work with BlackBerry 10.2 OS (since it's an Android port), and tha...
12:38 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Flipboard arrives for BlackBerry 10, but you can't use it yet (update: counterfeit app)
Bored, BlackBerry toters? Flipboard is now on BlackBerry World to save your commute, but wait: there's a rather big catch. It'll only work with BlackBerry 10.2 OS (since it's an Android port), and tha...
12:17 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Telus document: iPhone 5 models could be discontinued September 28th
A leaked document from Telus seems to confirm recent rumblings that the iPhone 5 could be discontinued following Apple's colorful event on September 10th. The internal notice of discontinuation shows ...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget VMware launches Fusion 6 virtual desktop for Mac with Mavericks support, Windows Store app integration
VMware regularly upgrades its Fusion virtual desktop client to support major new operating systems, and it's keeping up that tradition with today's release of Fusion 6. The new Mac app is optimized fo...
11:41 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget SolidRun's $45 CuBox-i mini PC runs both Linux and Android
Mini computers exist thanks in no small part to Moore's Law, but one running Linux and Jelly Bean is pretty unique. Developer SolidRun isn't new to the tiny PC scene, but since it released the origina...
11:02 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Panasonic officially quits the consumer smartphone business, president says mobile performance was 'unacceptable'
As reported in the Nikkei, Panasonic will today pull out of smartphone market in Japan, and change to outsourced production (offering its brand to other manufacturers) in emerging markets like India. ...
10:18 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung enlists Lookout to make Knox security even more securely secure
Lookout's looking to get into the business of business mobile security, and business, we're told, is good. In fact, the company's kicking things off with a Samsung partnership that'll bring its securi...
10:07 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget HTC's ex-lead designer may have leaked info to China's Chengdu government
The latest development on the recent HTC saga reveals that Thomas Chien, the arrested ex-VP of Product Design, was possibly lured by the Chengdu municipal government to set up a phone company in China...
09:55 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Wacom revamps Intuos pen tablet line with regular and Pro models, priced from $79 up to $499
It seems last week's Cintiq announcement wasn't the only news that Wacom had up its sleeve for the end of summer. The designer-friendly outfit retooled its Intuos family of pen tablets and it now feat...
09:52 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS Zenbook UX301 will have 2,560 x 1,440 touchscreen beneath Gorilla Glass 3 case (video)
The ASUS Zenbook Infinity first showed off its icy Gorilla Glass-clad curves at Computex back in June, and now it's resurfaced in a video that's making the rounds ahead of ASUS' press conference here ...
09:31 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble slashes Nook tablet prices in the UK
Bargain hunting? Good, because Barnes & Noble has just hacked down the price of its Nook HD range in the UK. The 7-inch Nook HD will now set you back just £79 for the 8GB edition and £...
08:31 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget HDMI 2.0 officially announced: 18Gbps bandwidth, 60fps 4K, 32 channel audio
Only just after it leaked out, the folks at HDMI Licensing are announcing HDMI 2.0 officially. Arriving just in time for the wide rollout of a new generation of Ultra HDTVs, it adds a few key capabili...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget The future arrives: Pioneer launches sat-nav with augmented reality
We're sufficiently old that we remember when the windscreen augmented-reality display from Knight Rider 2000 seemed fanciful. Still, 200 years later, and finally, such things are a reality. Pioneer is...
07:05 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Apple to host second launch event in China on September 11th
We can't be the only ones wondering whether the bright colors in Apple's September 10th invite were a visual reference to the snazzy plastic iPhones we've been seeing recently. Indeed, these same prim...
06:50 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Interview with ST Liew, Acer's President of Smartphones
Didn't realize that Acer, the PC and tablet maker based out of Taiwan, actually makes smartphones? Chances are you're in the majority, but the manufacturer is very interested in changing that. We sat ...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Google Authenticator for iOS updated, requires a fresh setup afterwards
Two factor authentication is becoming an increasingly common part of keeping one's accounts secure online, and Google has just updated its Authenticator app for iOS. Outwardly, version 2.0 brings a ne...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Alcatel shows off One Touch Idol Alpha's 4.7-inch display and light-up edges
Okay, so we wouldn't go so far as suggesting that Alcatel One Touch's Idol Alpha handset "takes creativity to a new level," but hey, the company's allowed to employ a little hyperbole in its press rel...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Alcatel unveils 6-inch One Touch Hero smartphone with E Ink and LED cover options
Alcatel's pen-toting One Touch Scribe HD now has a larger counterpart: meet the One Touch Hero. The new Android 4.2 smartphone upgrades to a 6-inch 1080p LCD, and gets a raft of optional cover accesso...
05:12 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Panasonic leaks 65-inch 4K LCD, HDMI 2.0 prior to IFA announcement
Panasonic is one of the few electronics companies that's not pushing a 4K TV right now, but that is apparently about to change. An AV Forums reader spotted a few webpages cached prior to the company's...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Hisense picks up Hillcrest Labs' gesture and motion control tech for TVs
Following LG and TCL, Hisense is now the latest TV manufacturer to adopt Hillcrest Labs' Freespace technology. According to the agreement, Hisense, the world's fifth largest smart TV brand (as of Q1 2...
03:38 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget ASUS briefly posts Fonepad 7 ad that reveals dual front speakers (video)
ASUS can't stop tweaking the Fonepad, it seems. Just a few months after boosting the specs of its phone-and-tablet hybrid, the company has inadvertently posted (and retracted) a video ad for yet anoth...
02:27 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Google Glass app store will debut in 2014
Back in July, a Google Glass software update inadvertently spilled the beans on a forthcoming app store optimized for the device, and now it looks like it's official. According to The New York Times, ...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Xbox One swings into full production for November release, gets a CPU boost
No amount of news about the Xbox One can compete with holding the console in your hands -- thankfully, production is now in full swing for the planned November release. This was announced by Xbox Chie...
12:30 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget Nokiasoft comes full circle: Microsoft's play for ultimate control will redefine the Windows ecosystem
The "soft" in Microsoft isn't what it used to be. A score ago, the company was certain the software-licensing business was the one it wanted to be in -- Apple decided to hold its cards a lot closer to...
12:00 am -04 - Wed, September 4, 2013
Engadget TechShop to relocate its Menlo Park workspace, wants your help funding the move
Do you appreciate TechShop's community-driven hackerspaces? If so, the company would like your help in keeping one of those facilities alive. TechShop has to relocate its original Menlo Park workspace...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple confirms September 10th event, Google teases Android 'KitKat,' Nintendo 2DS 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...
10:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Google's KitKat statue unveiling may have leaked a new Nexus phone (update: video removed)
We always enjoy Google's new statues for each version of Android, however the one posted just now for KitKat / 4.4 may have a bonus treat. The Googler in the green shirt is holding a device that reads...
10:11 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget JetBlue scores FAA approval for Fly-Fi, may launch satellite WiFi next month
JetBlue's next-generation WiFi service, powered by ViaSat's super-speedy Ka-band satellite, is officially on track to launch this October. The FAA just issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for...
09:47 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget What's new in the new Kindle Paperwhite? Better lighting, a faster chip and one big Amazon logo
The most striking difference you'll notice in the just leaked announced new Kindle Paperwhite isn't something on the device's screen -- it's on the backplate. AMAZON. That brand, once so subtly tied i...
09:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 3rd - 8th)
This week, viewers can take their pick of big events coming to TV screens: the NFL is back, Futurama is going away for good, The League and Always Sunny are launching on a new cable network, Diablo II...
08:41 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Nintendo 2DS: dropping one dimension, adding one more choice (hands-on)
Nintendo caught us all by surprise when it announced its -- all too literally named -- 2DS handheld last week. But are we really surprised? For a company that found it's last success with the "family"...
08:40 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 5:15PM ET
It's not Monday, but it still time for another Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you will join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 5:15PM. If you'll be joining us, be sure to go ahead ...
08:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Nymi bracelet uses biometric heart data to unlock digital and physical doors (video)
Unlike faces and fingerprints, a heart's electrical activity is difficult to fake -- it's a unique and potentially ideal security tool. Bionym is taking advantage of this trustworthiness in its upcomi...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Samsung's 'Unpacked Episode 2' tomorrow at 1PM ET!
For the last few years, IFA has become synonymous with Samsung's Galaxy Note. The Korean company isn't being especially mysterious about its announcements at this year's show, either; "note," if you w...
07:42 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Kodak exits bankruptcy with new focus on business imaging
After a year and a half of trials and tribulations, Kodak is finally in the clear -- it just exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Now that the company has finished offloading its document and personal imagin...
07:30 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget We'll be liveblogging Sony's IFA press conference tomorrow at 10AM ET
We're here in Berlin, and we're ready to kick things off right. Sony's leading tomorrow's press conference charge with an event starting at 10AM ET tomorrow, and this being a Sony event, we're expecti...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Expand and World Maker Faire: Two great events at one smart price!
What's better than getting to attend a hands-on technology event with thousands of like-minded enthusiasts? How about attending two such shows for one low price?!We've teamed up with our good friends ...
06:12 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Creative launches a trio of audiophile-grade headphones for Europe
We like strapping things to our heads that replace the bad sounds with good ones, so we're very excited about Creative's new headsets. The company is launching a pair of audiophile-quality cans, as we...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Nook Newstand now offering access to college papers
While Jeff Bezos is busy investing in a new 'golden era' for the Washington Post, Barnes & Noble's Nook division is beefing up digital access to the newspaper industry's farm league: the college p...
05:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite officially announced, ships September 30th
In case you needed official confirmation, Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite is indeed real and on the way. While we still don't have much in the way of specifics, according to the public listing, we do k...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget 8GB Nexus 4 is sold out at Google Play and it won't be coming back, new Nexus handset on the way?
If you were still holding out before committing funds for a Nexus 4, seems like you missed your chance at the 8GB version. The $200 handset has sold out at Google Play in the US and the folks in Mount...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Google's next version of Android is called Kit Kat
Google's SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed -- by way of a photo -- that the next version of Android is named Kit Kat.Developing...Comments...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Google teases Android 4.4 as 'KitKat,' passes one billion Android activations
After "a whirlwind trip to Asia" visiting Android partners, Google's SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed -- by way of the above photo -- that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka An...
04:44 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Google teases Android 4.4 as 'KitKat,' passes one billion Android activations (video)
After "a whirlwind trip to Asia" visiting Android partners, Google's SVP Sundar Pichai has just confirmed -- by way of the above photo -- that the next version of his mobile OS is called KitKat aka An...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Ballmer promises shorter names for Nokia phones: goodbye Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 1020
What will Microsoft's thunderous multi-billion dollar purchase of Nokia's mobile phone business mean for little ol' you and me? Time will tell, of course, but in the short term Steve Ballmer is promis...
04:08 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms September 10th iPhone event, and we'll be there live!
The next iPhone will be (presumably) unveiled on September 10th, as hinted at on the Apple-delivered invite that you see above. When the curtains pull back, it'll be nearly a year to the day since the...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget We're live from IFA 2013 in Berlin!
We've just wormed our way inside Messe Berlin's cavernous halls for IFA, where we're expecting to see a deluge of fresh hardware that'll include smartphones with 4K-recording chops and at least one sm...
03:32 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget This week's Tokyoflash watch comes in maple and sandalwood (video)
Tokyoflash's busy horologists know no bounds when it comes to designing watches. The company's latest timepiece is an update to last year's bee-friendly Kisai Zone that sports wooden cases and straps....
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Bolton Street backpacks, courtesy of ONA!
This ain't your kid's average Dora the Explorer backpack. ONA's mission is to introduce the world to something much more on the premium side, and its Bolton Street packs do a pretty good job of contri...
02:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will support up to eight controllers
We've already gotten an intimate look at the Xbox One controller on multiple occasions, but Microsoft's just snuck in some new tidbits about how it'll work with their new console. Ballmer and Co. quie...
02:46 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will support up to eight controllers (update: PS4 supports four)
We've already gotten an intimate look at the Xbox One controller on multiple occasions, but Microsoft's just snuck in some new tidbits about how it'll work with their new console. Ballmer and Co. quie...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Amazon lists next-generation Kindle Paperwhite with new display technology
Well, isn't this a surprise? Without any fanfare, Amazon has posted a listing for a next-generation Kindle Paperwhite. The new e-reader centers on an upgraded display with higher contrast, improved li...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Amazon briefly lists next-generation Kindle Paperwhite with new display technology
Well, isn't this a surprise? Without any fanfare, Amazon has posted (and since pulled) a product page for a next-generation Kindle Paperwhite. The new e-reader centers on an upgraded display with high...
02:24 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Amazon briefly lists next-generation Kindle Paperwhite with new display technology (update: official)
Well, isn't this a surprise? Without any fanfare, Amazon has posted (and since pulled) a product page for a next-generation Kindle Paperwhite. The new e-reader centers on an upgraded display with high...
01:51 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Acer's DA241HL 24-inch all-in-one running Android
Granted, tablets are getting up there in size, but even after a couple of Android all-in-ones (including, in fact, one from Acer early this year), we're still not fully used to playing Angry Birds on ...
01:29 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Acer Liquid S2 hands-on
Acer is known for its influence in the PC and tablet markets, but it actually have a pretty solid Android smartphone lineup too -- and the company is starting to focus more intensely on it. Take the A...
01:18 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Acer finally adds pen input to its big-screen R7 Ultrabook, we go hands-on
We'll keep our source anonymous here, but an Acer rep staffing the company's press event here at IFA just told us its funky Aspire R7 Ultrabook is "not selling so well." We're not sure if that's becau...
01:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Amazon launches Kindle Matchbook: discounted e-books for those who own the hard copy
When Amazon launched AutoRip, we looked at our bookshelves and wished that us readers would get something similar. Fortunately, the company had the same idea, and is now announcing Kindle Matchbook. I...
01:17 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Acer Extend concept is a smartphone workstation, we go hands-on (video)
In addition to letting us get our hands on all its IFA announcements today, Acer pulled back the curtain on a concept device. The Acer Extend prototype works similarly to the ASUS Padfone, letting you...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off ESPN and NFL apps for Xbox One, Yahoo and ESPN fantasy football likely for 2014
It should be obvious by now that Microsoft is doubling-down on sports apps. The company recently confirmed that ESPN is coming to Xbox One, and it inked a deal with the NFL to bring fantasy football t...
12:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android tablet hands-on
Sure, IFA hasn't technically started yet, but it's never too early for a tablet hands-on. We took a trip to downtown Berlin to get an early peek at Acer's new line of devices, including this 10.1-inch...
12:36 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Acer's 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android tablet (update: video)
Sure, IFA hasn't technically started yet, but it's never too early for a tablet hands-on. We took a trip to downtown Berlin to get an early peek at Acer's new line of devices, including this 10.1-inch...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget WD upgrades NAS-friendly Red drives with 2.5-inch versions and 4TB desktop model
If you're looking for hard drives built to withstand the rigors of network-attached storage, Western Digital has a treat in store for you. The company just expanded its Red line of NAS-ready drives to...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Alleged Nokia 'Bandit' screen grab adds fuel to giant Lumia 1520 rumors
While technically not the biggest Nokia news of the morning, it's possibly news of the biggest Nokia. Ever resourceful evleaks has posted what is claimed to be a screenshot from the Nokia "Bandit," al...
10:15 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Alleged Nokia 'Bandit' screen grab adds fuel to large 1080p Lumia 1520 rumors (update: GDR3?)
While technically not the biggest Nokia news of the morning, it's possibly news of the biggest Nokia. The ever resourceful @evleaks has posted what is claimed to be a screenshot from the Nokia "Bandit...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Verizon ices Canadian expansion after acquiring Vodafone stake
After flying into Canada and making noise about acquiring spectrum or buying operators Wind Mobile and Mobilicity, Verizon is taking its ball and going home. You might expect that's because it just dr...
08:22 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Ballmer confirms what we all knew: Elop candidate for Microsoft CEO job
File this one in the "Well, yeah," department. Stephen Elop may have stepped down from his CEO gig at Nokia, but Microsoft's former head of its Business Division may still harbor C-level dreams. In an...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Logitech unveils two folio cases for Galaxy Tab 3 owners
Logitech is giving its Android tablet accessory line a welcome boost today by launching versions of its Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case for Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 range. Both protec...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget HTC One and One Mini 'vivid blue' hands-on
HTC's designers may soon be more famous for their expense accounts than their designs, but that shouldn't detract from their latest color-picking masterpiece. We've been playing with the vivid blue HT...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget HTC announces BoomBass Bluetooth speaker (hands-on)
While we were playing with HTC's latest toys, the company let us fiddle with an engineering sample of the BoomBass. The weighty little cube is a Bluetooth 3.0+EDR speaker that pairs to your smartphone...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget HTC announces the Desire 601, we go hands-on (video)
It's a weird time at HTC, where its flagship smartphones earn so much praise, but the bottom line continues to evaporate at an alarming rate. It's the mid-range and low-end that the company now needs ...
07:01 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget HTC One and One Mini 'vivid blue' hands-on (updated)
HTC's designers may soon be more famous for their expense accounts than their designs, but that shouldn't detract from their latest color-picking masterpiece. We've been playing with the vivid blue HT...
07:00 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget CSR's membrane puts wireless, super-thin touch controls on tablet covers
We marveled at how the Microsoft Surface's Touch Cover could fit a full keyboard into such a thin space, but it has nothing on a new membrane from CSR. The peripheral combines printed circuitry with a...
05:03 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft EVP: We bought Nokia, but we still love our other Windows Phone partners
Much like how Google bought Motorola Mobility, Microsoft's surprising acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business -- which is expected to be approved by early 2014 -- is no indication that it...
04:11 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft explains why it's buying Nokia, says it needs 'first-rate' smartphone experience
Microsoft's outlined its reasoning behind why it's gone deep into smartphones in a lengthy presentation file. Alongside cheering Windows Phone's current growth (No.3!), it's reaffirmed that it'll brin...
04:11 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft explains why it's buying Nokia, says it needs a 'first-rate' smartphone experience
Microsoft's outlined its reasoning behind why it's gone deep into smartphones in a lengthy presentation file. Alongside cheering Windows Phone's current growth (No.3!), it's reaffirmed that it'll brin...
04:11 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft explains why it's buying Nokia, says it needs a 'first-rate' smartphone experience (updated)
Microsoft's outlined its reasoning behind why it's gone deep into smartphones in a lengthy presentation file. Alongside cheering Windows Phone's current growth (No.3!), it's reaffirmed that it'll brin...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Spotify's new Connect feature seems as good an excuse as any to throw a party
This is a sort of hardware / software announcement for Spotify, a hardware partnership with a number of big names in audio like Philips, Pioneer, Bang & Olufsen, Denon, Marantz and Yamaha that all...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Lenovo outs five new ThinkPads, including a 15-inch business Ultrabook
It was just last year at Engadget Expand that Lenovo teased the ThinkPad T431s business Ultrabook, and now it's already coming out with a follow-on product. The company today announced the refreshed T...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Sony's new HMZ-T3 wearable display gets 'wireless' option, easy smartphone connectivity and HD audio (hands-on)
Ahead of Sony's own IFA press event, it's already announced its latest head-mounted display. The HMZ-T3 is the third iteration and while there's no substitutional reality function (or camera), the com...
03:40 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget What's next for Nokia? Here maps, network infrastructure and 'advanced technologies'
Now that Microsoft has the reigns to Nokia's devices and services business, what's the company going to do with all that spare time on its hands? It's keeping busy, it seems. Outlined in a separate an...
03:38 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA-branded mystery tablet passes through Taiwan's NCC
Rumors have circulated of an NVIDIA-designed Android tablet, but there has been little hard evidence of its existence. Thankfully, NVIDIA just provided some clues of its own: as Blog of Mobile noticed...
03:18 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stepping down ahead of transition to Microsoft
Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices & Services business has more implications for Nokia than you might suspect at first glance. In the wake of the deal, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is stepping d...
03:02 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business for around $5 billion
Whoa. Big news from the middle of the night. According to Nokia, Microsoft will purchase "substantially" all of Nokia's device and service arms as well as licensing the phone maker's patents and mappi...
03:02 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to acquire Nokia's devices & services business for around $5 billion (Update: due early 2014)
Whoa. Big news from the middle of the night. According to Nokia, Microsoft will purchase "substantially" all of Nokia's device and service arms as well as licensing the phone maker's patents and mappi...
02:45 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget BBM for Android will look like this: beta tester gives you the tour (video)
BlackBerry Messenger's trip to iOS and Android is taking longer than we hoped, but when walkthrough videos are starting to leak out, it's a good sign that you're on the final stretch. Courtesy of JT a...
02:03 am -04 - Tue, September 3, 2013
Engadget Major Nelson: Xbox One won't support external storage at launch
We hope you weren't counting on using the Xbox One's USB ports for external storage from day one; as it turns out, you'll likely have to be patient. Speaking at the PAX Prime expo this weekend, Micros...
11:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Meizu MX3 hands-on, IFA 2013 preview, CBS / TWC end blackout, 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...
09:17 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget CBS and Time Warner Cable end blackout, programming to resume at 6PM ET today
Well folks, it looks like Time Warner Cable customers will soon get CBS stations back in their living rooms. The two sides have reached an agreement after dropping channels back in July and programmin...
07:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget IRL: JBL PlayUp speaker and the BlackBerry Q5 on Telus
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Is it pander...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget IFA 2013 preview: what to expect
CES 2013 was a decidedly sleepy show by most accounts, but this year's IFA is shaping up to be anything but. Devices set for a reveal are still under proverbial lock and key, but chatter, teases and l...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget's back to school guide 2013: bags and cases
Welcome to Engadget's back to school guide! Today, we've got a killer selection of bag and case recommendations. Head to the back to school hub to see the rest of the product guides as we add them thr...
03:15 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 review: how important is audio quality in a budget tablet?
It's not easy being a 7-inch tablet these days. With relatively inexpensive devices like the ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7 and the refreshed Nexus 7 offering a whole lot of bang for your buck, budget tablet make...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Meizu MX3 hands-on: a significant improvement from the MX2 (video)
Having sat through Meizu's entire launch event in Beijing, we have to admit: the new MX3 took us by surprise. We weren't expecting much after knowing some of the key specs from the leaks, and to be fr...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Sky becomes first UK TV network to broadcast live 4K video
Remember how we'd heard that a British broadcaster is trialing 4K TV? We have a hunch as to which company that is: Sky now claims that it's the first UK TV network to have conducted a live 4K broadcas...
01:39 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget HTC's Butterfly s gets official Hello Kitty makeover
Last week, an HTC Butterfly s leaked out sporting Hello Kitty colors, and our Chinese sister site has now had a chance to play with one, in the fur. The celebrated feline's bow is now butterfly-shaped...
01:27 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5C glimpsed in blue and other colors, doesn't look awful
Our previous look at a tangled pile of iPhone 5C's wasn't especially flattering, and it only showed the plain white version of the rumored handset. The newer image above is impossible to authenticate,...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Meizu MX3 unveiled with Exynos 5 Octa, 5.1-inch screen, Wolfson audio and 128GB option
Ahead of main rival Xiaomi's big event later this week, Meizu has today unveiled its latest Android device, the MX3, at the Beijing National Aquatics Center. Like many recent flagship phones, this one...
11:02 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget DICEPlus digital gaming cubes now shipping
After a year's wait, DICE+ is finally shipping its Bluetooth game die. The chance cube is available for $40 in the US, and €40 ($53) in many other parts of the world. While the selection of compa...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Oppo N1 will have a Snapdragon 800 to go with its swappable camera system
Oppo's N1 smartphone has been sitting on our watch list ever since we first got wind of its strange N-Lens camera add-ons, which will apparently offer a choice of zooms up to 15x. Now we can flesh out...
09:58 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Oppo N1 will have a Snapdragon 800 to go with its swappable camera system (Update: not the N1)
Oppo's N1 smartphone has been sitting on our watch list ever since we first got wind of its strange N-Lens camera add-ons, which will apparently offer a choice of zooms up to 15x. Now we can flesh out...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Acer unveils 24-inch all-in-one running Android with a Tegra 3 CPU
Acer introduced its first Android-powered all-in-one earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, and it's following up with a second model here at IFA. The just-announced DA241HL is a 24-inch touch ma...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Acer outs 27-inch WQHD touch display for 799
Acer certainly takes the cake for most product announcements before IFA's even officially begun. In addition to outing a new smartphone, tablet, all-in-one (and a few Haswell updates), the company is ...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Acer announces 10.1-inch Iconia A3 Android tablet for 249 and up
To kick off IFA, Acer's announcing a new tablet running Android Jelly Bean, the 10.1-inch Iconia A3. Available in both WiFi and 3G versions, the A3 will hit Africa, Europe and the Middle East in early...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Acer updates Aspire R7 with active pen and Haswell, brings touchscreens to the Aspire E Series
Acer's announcing a slew of new products today at IFA, but it's also updating a few existing models with a greater emphasis on touch. In addition to getting the mandatory upgrade to Intel's Haswell pr...
08:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Acer announces 6-inch Liquid S2, 'first 4K-recording smartphone'
Compared to many other companies, Acer's taken a rather cautious approach to super-sized phones. Its first attempt was the 5.7-inch Liquid S1, a rather straightforward Android handset unveiled back in...
07:04 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Lenovo CEO shares $3.25 million of his bonus with employees (again) after record year
After helping Lenovo thrive in the wretched PC industry -- while also making it the number one Chinese smartphone maker -- CEO Yang Yuanqing earned a sizeable bonus. And like last year, he's sharing t...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Canon's Legria mini camcorder wants to be best friends with your social media (hands-on)
It's a strange one, but Canon's new pocketable camera isn't your typical video-cam. Aimed squarely at those looking to capture themselves, the Legria mini records up to 1080p video through a special w...
02:49 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Megaman creator reveals crowd-funded Mighty No.9, his new (familiar-looking) game
Keiji Inafune is a bit of a games-making legend. Co-designer of the original Megaman, not to mention producing both the Dead Rising series and multiple Resident Evil titles, he's going back to his roo...
02:41 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget LG will launch its first flat 55-inch OLED HDTV this week in Germany
While we're happy just to see a brand new display technology hit the streets, it was shocking to see LG and Samsung kick off the OLED era with curved displays. That's going to change however, as LG is...
02:10 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget How would you change Nintendo's 3DS XL?
Nintendo's 3DS XL had a bigger screen, was more comfortable to hold and doubled its internal storage. What did it lack? No secondary analog stick, a compelling digital content offering and any sort of...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, September 2, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of August 26th, 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, September 1, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Peripheral Vision, Samsung's rumored Galaxy Gear, Nexus 4 price drop, 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, September 1, 2013
Engadget Switched On: The smartwatch Microsoft needed yesterday
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The announcement of Steve Ballmer's impending retirement from Microsoft cast a spotlight on the company's transition to...
08:21 pm -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Xbox One indie program will support free-to-play games, microtransactions
Looking into Microsoft's [email protected] program for independent developers? You'll be happy to hear that the company won't be placing any restrictions on your desired distribution model. Speaking to Joystiq ...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch images leaked ahead of September 4th launch
Been wondering what Samsung's upcoming smartwatch was going to look like? Take a seat, VentureBeat got a first look at the upcoming wearable over the weekend. According to the outlet, the prototype de...
06:01 pm -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch prototype leaked ahead of September 4th launch
Been wondering what Samsung's upcoming smartwatch was going to look like? Take a seat, VentureBeat got a first look at the upcoming wearable over the weekend. According to the outlet, the prototype de...
05:17 pm -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Verizon's $130 billion bid for Vodafone stake to be voted on this weekend
Vodafone and Verizon might finally be "resolving" their business relationship, according to Reuters: the pair are said to be striking a deal this weekend. The typical folks "familiar with the matter,"...
03:15 pm -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: birth simulator, wave-powered desalination and carbon dioxide bricks
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.As if the Hyperloop and Tesla weren't enough to keep him bu...
12:03 pm -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget GenShock electricity-generating active suspension is coming to passenger cars, eventually
Levant Power's energy-producing GenShock suspension has been stuck in limbo for a while, but the company has just announced a deal that could finally put the technology in passenger cars. Automotive c...
09:10 am -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Target's Ticket video on-demand service launching soon
If you can't get enough digital video storefronts, there's one more on the way -- Target's Ticket service. The video on-demand service has been in closed beta for awhile now, and, according to TechCru...
06:01 am -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Project Loon simulations test internet from above the clouds, virtually
To make sure Google's Project Loon is more internet via balloon than pie in the sky, the search giant turned to data simulations. Loon Rapid Evaluator Dan Piponi's goal was to determine the possibilit...
03:45 am -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: share a single muni-fi account with multiple devices?
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 Zoe, who needs to help out her mum (she...
02:54 am -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget LG G Pad 8.3 revealed ahead of IFA, rolls out globally in Q4
Following up on its initial tease from earlier this week, LG has officially revealed the G Pad 8.3 ahead of IFA. The slate's positioned as the next step from its G2 smartphone, and the company claims ...
01:30 am -04 - Sun, September 1, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of August 26th, 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 convincing signs that BlackBerry users are moving away f...
11:59 pm -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Microsoft rebrands Xbox Live Marketplace to Xbox Game Store
Microsoft seems intent on sanding away the Xbox brand's rough edges before launching the One this November. Following the recent switch from its arcane points system to local currency for digital purc...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 08.31.13: We're all Martians, Mega Drive music and reinventing the ruler
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Some things become obsolete, some things rise to live again. Two of our stories over the fold demonstrat...
06:31 pm -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget ASUS teases new Transformer Pad coming September 4th, confirms it definitely has bezel
As IFA starts to slowly edge its way over the horizon, the product teasers start to rain. We've already seen hints from Sony, an outright admission from Samsung, and speculation from HTC. The latest t...
04:18 pm -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Alcatel quietly reveals One Touch Idol S, Idol Mini and Evo 8 HD tablet
Unlike babies that wail when they're born, the three new members of Alcatel's One Touch family have silently slipped into the company's website. The two handsets, the Idol S and the Idol Mini, follow ...
02:33 pm -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: KDDI plans 220 Mbps cellular network upgrade for summer 2014
Think 150Mbps LTE-Advanced data is quick? KDDI could offer far more bandwidth next year. Nikkei claims that the Japanese carrier plans to upgrade its cellular network to 220 Mbps data as soon as summe...
11:38 am -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Moto X could have price slashed to $100 by Christmas, $50 for wooden covers
When Motorola announced it's first flagship since becoming part of Google's empire, it was to mixed response. But, if evleaks is right, as is often the case, then a forthcoming $100 price-drop could s...
08:13 am -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget HTC's exiting designers interrogated for expense fraud and stealing trade secrets
Earlier today, several top designers at HTC were arrested in Taipei under suspicion of fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile des...
08:13 am -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget HTC's exiting designers interrogated for expense fraud and stealing trade secrets (updated)
Earlier today, several top designers at HTC were arrested in Taipei under suspicion of fraudulent expense claims, as well as stealing trade secrets ahead of leaving the company to run a new mobile des...
06:26 am -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Facebook's Windows Phone beta updated to work on WP7 too
There was a time when Windows Phone 7 users could only look on as WP8-using peers Like status updates on their newer and shinier Facebook app. Not anymore. An update to the Beta version is now ready f...
03:38 am -04 - Sat, August 31, 2013
Engadget Washington Post report details how often security agencies break into other networks
The latest national security related revelation to come from the documents leaked by Edward Snowden is an account of how offensive computer operations work, and how many there are. The Washington Pos...