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11:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Caption Contest: Giant-sized Xbox One takes over Vancouver parking lot
Bigger is always better, right Microsoft? In the lead-up to the Xbox One's launch, Microsoft's hype-making marketing machine's gone a bit mental and planted a larger-than-life Xbox One replica in a V...
10:24 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Tesla's Supercharger Corridor, Sprint Spark, Steam's battle for the living room 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 th...
09:36 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Sprint's Dan Hesse confirms unlimited data isn't going anywhere after Spark rollout
Of the four major national networks in the US, Sprint has been the most faithful in its commitment to offer unlimited data plans without restrictions. After this morning's announcement that the opera...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook exceeds expectations as it tallies 874 million monthly mobile users
Mobile advertising drove Facebook's impressive growth in Q2 as the company continued to increase monthly active user numbers north of the one billion mark. For Q3 2013, the social network beat analys...
08:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber app gains new DVR features, now on iPhone and iPod Touch
For the lucky few who've signed on to Google's Fiber TV service, you're about to get a few more goodies coming your way. Today, the Mountain View company not only upgraded Fiber's Android and iOS app...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms its official PlayStation 4 launch titles: 21 games including five indies (updated)
There's a good chance you're already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles tha...
07:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms its official PlayStation 4 launch titles: 22 games including five indies (updated)
There's a good chance you're already well-acquainted with most of the launch titles for the PlayStation 4 by now, but Sony has today made things official and confirmed the complete list of titles tha...
07:18 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 30th: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, 55-inch LG 4K Ultra 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 som...
06:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Be a volunteer at Engadget Expand from November 7-10!
Are you the kind of ham who likes to be a part of the show? Does the sound of free tickets strike your fancy? Most importantly, do you like to work hard and have fun? Then you just might be a candida...
06:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook considers tracking your mouse cursor and screen views to improve its ads
It's no secret that Facebook likes its targeted advertising. However, that affinity may soon blossom into a full-fledged love affair. The social network's Ken Rudin tells the Wall Street Journal that...
05:55 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Sprint introduces Spark enhanced LTE, promises unprecedented speed, futuristic app support
Sprint may have lost 360,000 customers over the last quarter, but it's looking to stem that tide with the introduction of Sprint Spark, an enhanced LTE service it says will deliver "unprecedented spe...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget NSA reportedly tapped into Google, Yahoo data centers worldwide without telling either company
It's a top secret plan with a fittingly supervillain-esque codename: MUSCULAR. That tool, part of a partnership between the NSA and the UK's GCHQ, has been used to infiltrate Google and Yahoo data ce...
05:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Announcing Engadget's #ScaryGadget Costume Contest!
Tomorrow is Halloween, which means from offices to classrooms, to banks and the streets of your hometown, people will be donning all sorts of costumes. Sure, you could be like everyone on the block a...
04:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget ZTE launches Blade Q smartphone line in Mini, regular and Maxi sizes
Don't like having to give up (or gain) features just because you want a smartphone in a different screen size? With ZTE's new Blade Q line of entry-level Android phones, that won't be a problem. The ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Steam now 65 million users strong as Valve makes a push for the living room
Valve's Steam service for PC distribution and sales has over 65 million users playing its over 3,000 games, the company announced this afternoon. That's a 30 percent increase (15 million accounts) ov...
03:36 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Court rules that Deutsche Telekom can't throttle internet speeds on flat-rate plans
Suddenly, we fancy moving to Germany. A Cologne court has ruled that Deutsche Telekom can't implement a plan to throttle speeds to 2Mbps on wired, flat-rate internet service once customers exceed mon...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Fantastical 2 for iPhone wants to be your all-in-one calendar and reminder app
From its humble beginnings on OS X, Fantastical's contextual input changed the way plenty of people set appointments and reminders. When it arrived on the iPhone last November, the app became the fir...
02:58 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Tesla's West Coast Supercharger Corridor now open, charging the Model S from San Diego to Vancouver
Tesla Motors' Supercharger Corridor, which runs from San Diego to Vancouver, is now open for business. It enables the Model S to quickly recharge for free at a variety of locations along the West Coa...
02:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Nike bringing new features to original Fuelband on November 6th
Worried that your first generation Nike Fuelband would be left in the cold in favor of the revamped model? The sportswear company has announced that early adopters will get a firmware upgrade that'll...
01:57 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Russia denies it slipped world leaders bugged USB disks and cables
After becoming embroiled in the NSA brouhaha by giving Edward Snowden sanctuary, Russia is again on the defensive after reports suggested it may have slipped G20 leaders compromised devices. A pair o...
01:36 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Dell: No, our laptops don't smell like cat urine
Dell has, er, come clean about a problem forum users have commented about for months: Its Latitude E6430u laptop does indeed have a pungent aroma, but it was caused by "a manufacturing process that h...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Intel set to axe its OnCue IPTV project and sell leftovers to Verizon
Looks as if Intel is calling time on its much-hyped, forever forthcoming web TV project. AllThingsD is reporting that the chip maker is in talks with Verizon over a deal to hand OnCue over to the big...
12:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Google Play launches its first foreign language TV show hub in Japan
Google's brushed up on its foreign language (and content bartering) skills to bring TV shows to Japan, making it only the third country after the US and UK.You'll need a Japanese Google account to se...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Cisco plans to open-source H.264 code, widen support for web-based video chat
WebRTC promises plugin-free video chat in our browsers, but it has been stuck in limbo due to format squabbles -- some companies want royalty-free standards like VP8, while others insist on the wider...
11:34 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Sprint's iPhone gamble still isn't paying off as it loses 360,000 customers in a quarter
Sprint has released its earnings for Q3 2013, and managed to shrink its operating losses to $398 million compared to $1.6 billion last quarter, on a record $8.7 billion in total revenue. However, des...
10:51 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Google donates 17,000 Nexus 7 tablets to help New Yorkers still affected by Hurricane Sandy
A year has passed since Hurricane Sandy came ashore, but the northeastern US is still feeling its impact through closed facilities and lost jobs. Google hopes to tackle some of those longer-term chal...
10:10 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget First 64-bit quad-core ARM chips to be fabricated by... Intel?
Intel's largest chip manufacturing customer, Altera, has said that it'll soon be building chips there based on -- wait for it -- ARM technology. Its Stratix 10 SoC will contain a quad-core, 64-bit AR...
09:34 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Driving with Google Glass could earn you a ticket
California is technology's spiritual home in the US, where Teslas roam free, and Google Glass is already a social norm. Well, unless you're a member of the San Diego law enforcement that is -- as one...
09:05 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Majority of mobile users now use smartphones, blame those pesky teens
Nielsen's mobile report for Q3 2013 shows that more and more teens have convinced their parents to get them smartphones, especially during back-to-school season. Usage of non-dumb devices among those...
08:02 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz announces S.T.R.I.K.E.M keyboard for gamers on the go
Mad Catz is no stranger to gaming keyboards of course, but it had yet to bring its S.T.R.I.K.E branding to the mobile market. That changes today, however, with the launch of the S.T.R.I.K.E.M, a keyb...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget ConnecTV for iOS now lets you share Vine-like clips of TV shows
If GetGlue doesn't satiate your social TV-watching appetite, ConnecTV thinks it's latest app will -- particularly if you like Vine. ConnecTV's just launched the third iteration of its iOS application...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Nintendo sells 300,000 more Wii U consoles, but over two million more 3DS handhelds
Nintendo's released its financial results for the last three months while hardware sales have increased substantially, it still made a loss. Wii U sales have rebounded significantly. Following price ...
06:35 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Nao robot to become even more of a chatterbox with new software (video)
You may remember Nao, a charming humanoid robot, for its exploits on the soccer field, dance floor, or even for its love of amateur dramatics. While Nao has enjoyed chatting with us humans since its ...
05:58 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Google+ expands custom URLs to more people, commoners included
You no longer need to be a star athlete or a pop diva to get a vanity URL on Google+. Even if you're but an Average Joe, you can now get a custom link that's possible to memorize, so long as you meet...
05:09 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Double Dragon Trilogy returns on smartphones, along with your wasted youth
Retro gaming maven DotEMu is putting a street brawl triple-threat in your pocket later this year, releasing Double Dragon Trilogy for Android and iOS. The mobile-optimized godfather of arcade beat 'e...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble's Nook GlowLight is lighter, brighter, whiter, with less Simple Touch for $119
As a ketchup bottle once famously said: Good things take time (we're paraphrasing here, of course). Roughly a year and a half ago, Barnes and Noble made its top-notch Nook Simple Touch even better, w...
03:15 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Ashton Kutcher: Lenovo's new product engineer
Following an illustrious tradition of celebrity technology hires, which have included Lady GaGa and Alicia Keys, Ashton Kutcher is apparently now a product engineer for Lenovo, which times in well wi...
02:45 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget With 1.5 billion image uploads per week, Google+ focuses in on photography
Google+ got a slew of photo-oriented features at a special event on Tuesday, including much-improved Instant Upload on iOS, Auto Awesome Action and new HDR controls in Snapseed. However, the occasion...
02:21 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's 'Yoga' Android tablet has a built-in kickstand containing an 18-hour battery (hands-on)
What does Ashton Kutcher have to do with a couple of Android tablets? We don't know either. What we do know is that Lenovo just announced a highly unusual device, and it's unique enough that Lenovo w...
02:00 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Round hands-on
Following the recent launch of Samsung's Korea-only Galaxy Round, it was only a matter of time before this eccentric concave phone made its way to specialist stores in Hong Kong. Tofu-keitai is one o...
01:44 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget US Senate hands the FCC's reins to Obama nominee Tom Wheeler
Obama nominated Tom Wheeler for the Federal Communications Commission chairman post back in May, and today the US Senate has finally given him its blessing. Although Texas Senator Ted Cruz had concer...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget iPad Air review
Remember "thinnovation"? That was Apple's tagline when it first introduced the MacBook Air, a laptop so skinny it could fit in a manila envelope. Six years later, the company did something similar wi...
12:45 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Apple addresses battery life defect affecting some iPhone 5S
Apple has released a statement to the New York Times acknowledging that select iPhone 5S handsets have a defect that results in their battery draining much faster than it should. It goes as follows:"...
12:45 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Apple addresses battery life defect affecting some iPhone 5S models
Apple has released a statement to the New York Times acknowledging that select iPhone 5S handsets have a manufacturing issue that results in their battery draining much faster than it should. It goes...
12:19 am -04 - Wed, October 30, 2013
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity TV Go app to stream live TV from anywhere
Comcast subscribers who want to watch TV on mobile devices won't have to stay at home in the future. The cable provider has confirmed to The Verge that it will soon offer live TV viewing from anywher...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Tesla opens London showroom, outlines broader UK plans
Tesla now has an official retail footprint in the UK. The EV maker has just opened its first British showroom in London's Westfield shopping center, giving locals a chance to buy the Model S (includi...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Dell goes private, Kindle Matchbook, Retina MacBook Pro review and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
10:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Google Glass redesign gets pictured, plays nice with a mono earbud
Just yesterday, Google revealed that Glass Explorers will soon be able to to swap out their current hardware for a new version. Although Page and Co. didn't divulge just what the next iteration of it...
10:34 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Titanfall will be PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One exclusive for 'life of the title'
Titanfall, one of Microsoft's big reveals at its E3 presser, will remain "exclusive for the life of the title" to the PC and Xbox platforms, publisher Electronic Arts' CFO Blake Jorgensen said during...
10:34 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Titanfall will be PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One exclusive for 'life of the title' (update: studio head speaks out)
Titanfall, one of Microsoft's big reveals at its E3 presser, will remain "exclusive for the life of the title" to the PC and Xbox platforms, publisher Electronic Arts' CFO Blake Jorgensen said during...
10:09 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget PS3 users get more streaming options with Redbox Instant and TuneIn radio apps
There's a lot of streaming media apps out there, and there's now two more on the PlayStation 3. On the video side of things, Verizon has brought its Redbox Instant service to the console, giving you ...
09:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Lock8 thwarts every kind of bike thief through GPS and smart alarms (video)
Many attempts at smarter bike locks, well, aren't -- they won't last long against thieves with the right tools. If Lock8's new security device ships, however, those ne'er-do-wells won't have it so ea...
09:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch lineups bolstered by Angry Birds Star Wars
Forget Knack and Forza 5 and the first next-generation Battlefield game -- it's all about Angry Birds Star Wars next month when the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 launch. The game's headed to both consol...
09:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Halo series spinoff Spartan Assault to end Windows exclusivity for Xbox One and Xbox 360
Once again proving the Halo adage "Spartans Never Die," the twin-stick top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Assault lives on with ports to Xbox One and Xbox 360. Both will arrive "this December," having fi...
08:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Virgin Media's SmartCall app lets you make WiFi calls with landline minutes
Those of you with long memories will recall that Virgin Media announced a WiFi calling platform way back in November 2012. Nearly a year later, and the company is finally offering the system to Andro...
08:47 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Vulnerability lets attackers hijack iOS apps' web requests over WiFi (video)
Be careful which WiFi hotspots you use -- Skycure has just revealed a web-based exploit that lets attackers hijack a iOS device on the same network through its mobile apps. The technique intercepts s...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 009: Jesse Thorn on using the internet to create something meaningful
"The fact that I'm an independent media businessman is because no one was interested in co-opting me," Jesse Thorn laughs. It's plenty easy to make light of with a decade's distance and a sunny offic...
08:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Moto G drops by the Motorola website unannounced, doesn't stay long
Well, would you look at that. It seems the recent rumblings and trademark paperwork for the reportedly low-cost Moto G had some merit. The unannounced device popped up in the navigation of Motorola's...
07:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget HP hopes to make internet more sustainable with three new Moonshot servers
You don't think about it while flipping through your Instagram feed, but your social escapades generate a lot of heat. "We now have to decide if we want to position data centers near the arctic circl...
07:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook latest random company said to be eyeing BlackBerry bid
Never mind that Facebook hasn't exactly taken the world by storm with smartphones carrying its brand. And never mind that what's left of BlackBerry's user base is largely comprised of Enterprise-base...
07:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Twitter streams flooded with media in wake of latest iOS, Android and web update
Perhaps you've seen a few more images and Vines populating your Twitter feed this afternoon? That's because the web version of Twitter reflects the service's latest update: image and Vine previews be...
07:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget The house where Steve Jobs built Apple is now a historic landmark
It doesn't seem like Patricia Jobs, sister of famed Apple co-founder Steve, is exactly onboard with her family home being designated a "historic resource" by the Los Altos Historical Commission. Not ...
07:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Firefox 25 now official with guest browsing on Android
If you regularly share your Android gadgets with others, you'll be glad to hear that Mozilla has officially released Firefox 25. The finished web browser lets Android users run guest sessions, which ...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Sprint's LTE network now covers all five NYC boroughs plus 45 additional markets
Sprint may have taken a backseat lately to John Legere and his unorthodox UnCarrier ways, but the Now Network's, once again, moving fast to cover new LTE territory. With today's market expansion news...
06:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Compromised Adobe account tally rises to include at least 38 million users
It seems that the initial report of 2.9 million compromised user accounts from Adobe's security breach earlier this month was a mere drop in the bucket. Krebs on Security reports that at least 38 mil...
06:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Researchers beat fiber optic broadband speeds using visible LED light
High speed data is already being transmitted by visible light to the moon, so why not in your living room, too? After the Fraunhofer Institute showed off 3Gbps speeds with LED lights, researchers fro...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Yes, of course Nintendo is releasing its Zelda-themed 3DS XL in the US as well
Quit sending those mean letters to your European cousins, full of bitterness and jealousy that they're getting a shiny gold Nintendo 3DS XL with the Triforce emblazoned on its outer shell this holida...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Dell officially goes private, says focus is on you
Michael Dell's acquisition of his namesake company is now complete. The purchase under Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners was valued at $24.9 billion and, as Dell said during a September i...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget UN hopes to avert asteroid apocalypse, will adopt early warning measures
When a 10,000 ton meteor exploded over the Russian city of Chelyabisnk back in February, it was only a small taste of what Earth's future could look like if we aren't vigilant. Last week, the United ...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Google+ full-res backups and background sync coming to iOS soon
Vic Gundotra is on stage at a Google Plus event this afternoon, and is showing off many of the upcoming features for the social network. One such feature will benefit iOS users, because you'll soon b...
05:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Google+ updates Auto Awesome with video highlight reels and action shots
It was only at this year's I/O that Google introduced a new feature it calls Auto Awesome, which lets you edit your photos in Google+ and even create your own GIFs. The company's not done enhancing t...
05:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts updated with SMS support, animated GIFs and auto enhance for video calls
Google's Vic Gundotra is on stage announcing some improvements to Google Hangouts, and part of today's update involves SMS support, animated GIFs and an easy button to share your location with the pe...
04:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget William C. Lowe, the man behind the IBM PC, dies aged 72
The man responsible for shepherding the original IBM PC to life in a single year, William C. Lowe, has died at 72. After he convinced then-CEO Frank Cary that such a machine couldn't be built quickly...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Facebook tests new version of Messenger for Android with a refreshed look, quicker access to chats
Starting today, Facebook is testing a "faster and more reliable" Messenger app for Android users. For starters, the mobile software is getting a new look which boasts easier navigation of the chattin...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Remote Desktop app for Android, iOS and OS X nets 1 million downloads
Truckloads of people still use Windows despite the slump in PC shipments, so it's no surprise that a lot of folks snagged Microsoft's Remote Desktop app. 17 days after its debut, Microsoft says the a...
03:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Galaxy S 4 can now surf more LTE bands after Android 4.3 update
In a particularly punctual effort from Verizon, the carrier has begun feeding its Galaxy S 4 variant with Android 4.3 via an OTA update, after Samsung gave it the nod earlier this month. As the Korea...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola's Tracks Air Bluetooth headphones pair with two devices at once
We've seen plenty of Bluetooth hardware with dual modes, dual channels, dual mics and even dual sub-woofers, but dual device connectivity? That's a little less common. It's a feature on the new Track...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Tracks Air Bluetooth headphones by Motorola and SOL Republic can pair with two devices at once
We've seen plenty of Bluetooth hardware with dual modes, dual channels, dual mics and even dual sub-woofers, but dual device connectivity? That's a little less common. It's a feature on the new Track...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Bang & Olufsen reveals trio of wireless BeoLab speakers, the first with WiSA support
Cast your mind back to the end of September, and you might remember Bang & Olufsen teasing us with its forthcoming wireless platform. Today we get to see them in the flesh, and there are in fact ...
02:35 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a Samsung ATIV Tab 3 courtesy of BearExtender!
Freedom is a wonderful thing and the folks at BearExtender want Microsoft users to enjoy more of it. Its new 1,200mW USB WiFi booster for PCs finally caught up with the Mac version, which extends WiF...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget MacBook Pro with Retina display review (13-inch, 2013)
When Apple held its last big keynote, it unveiled some new iPads, just like we knew it would. But it also used the 80-minute news conference to refresh its Mac lineup, announcing a new Mac Pro deskto...
01:43 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Google to unveil Auto Awesome feature that creates stories from your videos
Putting aside the small matter of launching a new Nexus smartphone and Android OS, Google also plans to unveil new Google+ features and improvements. Sources aware of Google's plans tell us that the ...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon Cloud Player app comes to Mac
It may have taken a while, but Amazon has finally delivered on its promise to bring a Cloud Player app for the Mac faithful. Ever since the offline music management suite debuted for the PC in May, t...
01:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Matchbook service now live, works with over 70,000 books for $3 or less
Amazon's Matchbook service, which offers e-book versions of hard copies of books like Amazon's Autorip offers digital versions of physical music, is now live. The service supports over 70,000 books a...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget A smartpen to rival Livescribe: the $150 Equil JOT that lets you use any paper
While Livescribe's offerings might be popular among those who wish to marry their pen and paper habits with the digital world, the eponymous smartpen does require users to scribble their notes on Liv...
12:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Google could start mass production of its smartwatch within months, says WSJ
We've already had an inkling of a Google smartwatch, courtesy of some timely patents, company acquisitions and Wall Street Journal's unnamed sources. The latest gossip points to a launch next year, i...
12:13 pm -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget FCC rubber-stamps use of select AT&T LTE bands by smaller US carriers
Last month, AT&T agreed to let smaller US carriers use its 700MHz LTE spectrum, and now the Federal Communications Commission has rubber stamped the company's interoperability plan. With the appr...
11:17 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Nokia sells 8.8 million Lumias in Q3 as US demand skyrockets
Nokia has just released its interim report for Q3 2013 and, although its overall financial situation is still a bit muddy, it's clear the company is starting to see real success in the US. Thanks to ...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Apple clamps down on high-score cheaters with Game Center update
Believe it or not, there are some people in this world who think that faking a high score to be top dog on the global Game Center leaderboard is both big and clever. Of course, most of us know better...
10:00 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Viber for Windows Phone 8 gets a fresh UI, better integration with Viber Desktop
It's been less than a week since Viber brought a handful of improvements to older versions of BlackBerry OS, and now the time has come for Windows Phone 8 to get a similar treatment. Today, the VoIP ...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker
The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like it...
08:18 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Olympus' $700 Stylus 1 compact tempts enthusiasts with 28-300mm constant f/2.8 lens
After watching Sony rejuvenate its compact lineup with the RX-series, Olympus is having a go as well with its latest effort, the Stylus 1. It looks to be a step up from last year's Stylus XZ-2, bring...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Now TV gives you Sky's crown jewels for 4.99 a month
In the UK, Sky has three big assets: sports, movies and a raft of premium dramas imported over from the US. If you're a Now TV user, however, then you could only get your grubby mitts on the first tw...
07:36 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Neurocam uses brainwaves to trigger hands-free photos, straps an iPhone to your head (video)
Neurocam uses brainwave sensors similar we've already seen in moving cat ears and TV navigation, but this time hooks up with your smartphone camera. This prototype, demoed at last week at Japan's Hum...
05:43 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Mozilla starts crowdsourcing data to help devices find your location without GPS
Mozilla's got a full plate between browsers, Firefox OS and a mess of other projects, but that hasn't stopped it from starting a new initiative. The software community has set up the experimental Moz...
04:52 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Motorola's 'Project Ara' modular smartphone setup switches out hardware like apps
We were intrigued by the Phonebloks concept phone that teased the ability to switch out a handset's components the way most users change ringtones, and now Motorola is putting its resources behind it...
04:22 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Plex Cloud Sync beta stores your media across multiple online services
As good as Plex Sync may be at keeping media libraries in harmony, it's not very helpful to mobile Plex users who can't always store or stream large files on their devices. After today, they won't ha...
03:39 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget EA Sports is divorcing Tiger Woods, teases next-gen PGA game
EA Sports' 15-year relationship with PGA Tour cover athlete Tiger Woods has ended. In a post on the company's blog, Vice President and General Manager of Golf Daryl Holt said that the split was a mut...
02:41 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX reaches the FCC with AT&T-ready LTE
Samsung promised that the Galaxy NX would reach the US, but it didn't say exactly which wireless networks the American model would support. Thanks to the FCC, we now have a good idea. A variant of th...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Latest Tokyoflash watch makes telling time 'cryptic' for $170
It wouldn't be a limited edition Tokyoflash watch if it weren't hard to read, right? The company's latest timepiece, the Kisai Xtal, follows that time-honored (get it?) tradition with a design that g...
01:39 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget Huawei overtakes LG in smartphone market share during Q3
Need proof that China is a crucial smartphone market? Strategy Analytics is more than happy to oblige. It just posted third quarter global market share estimates showing that Huawei has overtaken LG ...
12:59 am -04 - Tue, October 29, 2013
Engadget ARM report claims the always-connected 'Internet of Things' is already here
The Internet of Things (IoT) is finally here. Or at least, that's what a recent report by the Economist's Intelligence Unit wants us to believe. Sponsored by ARM, which certainly has a vested interes...
11:50 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xbox One dashboard, fresh Samsung SDKs, Rogers' Moto X 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 th...
11:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 28th - November 3rd)
This week it's the NBA's turn to kick off its regular season, with high profile matchups like Bulls vs. Heat and Clippers vs. Lakers on Tuesday night, while the MLB wraps up the World Series. Pixar's...
10:54 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto 5 iFruit app available on select Android devices
Rockstar Games has finally fulfilled its promise of bringing Grand Theft Auto 5's iFruit companion app to Android. Over a month after the game's launch and the app's iOS availability, you can trick o...
10:08 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms it's 'unclear' whether there will be enough Retina iPad minis to meet demand
While Apple CEO Tim Cook may have put one rumor to rest during today's earnings call, he basically confirmed another one: When asked about the availability of the iPad mini with Retina display, Cook ...
09:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Apple: The iPhone 5c is our 'mid-tier' model
Just in case Apple's pricing scheme didn't make things crystal clear, CEO Tim Cook may have just set one thing to rest during today's earnings call: The iPhone 4s is the company's entry level model, ...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 hits Verizon in November for $200
Verizon gave no details when it announced plans to offer the BlackBerry Z30, but it's finally narrowing things down... well, mostly. The 5-inch BB 10.2 flagship is now poised to reach Big Red sometim...
08:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones this summer, but faces tough competition
In reporting its latest quarterly earnings today, Apple announced record fourth-quarter sales of iPhones -- 33.8 million, up 26 percent from 26.9 million in the same quarter last year -- along with v...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Google will soon let Glass users upgrade their hardware and invite their friends to buy one
Well, that was quick. Shortly after a Financial Times report to the effect, Google has confirmed that it is indeed preparing an invite system that will let current Glass owners invite up to three fri...
08:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Google will soon let Glass users upgrade their hardware and invite their friends to buy one (updated)
Well, that was quick. Shortly after a Financial Times report to the effect, Google has confirmed that it is indeed preparing an invite system that will let current Glass owners invite up to three fri...
08:29 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 28th: ASUS VivoBook S500, Polk Audio Monitor 60
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 som...
08:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly ramping up Glass production, prepping invite system for broader rollout
There's still no firm word on a broader consumer launch, but it looks like Google is now gearing up for what could be the biggest expansion of its Glass Explorer program to date. According to the Fin...
07:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung's new dev tools bring multiscreen capabilities to TV and mobile
Samsung has just announced several new and improved software development kits (SDK) at its first ever developers conference in San Francisco that could mean lots more features to your existing Samsun...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget President Obama's Twitter and Facebook accounts targeted in Syrian Electronic Army hack
After tackling The New York Times, Twitter images and several other high-profile social media accounts, the Syrian Electronic Army has now struck the online presence of President Obama. A string of t...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Everything Mark Zuckerberg has said in public is available online, but only for your PhD
If you're worried that Facebook knows too much about you, you'll be glad to know that a University of Wisconsin team is returning the favor; it just launched The Zuckerberg Files, an attempt to colle...
06:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget IMAX buys stake in Prima Cinema, promises higher-quality theatrical releases in your mansion
Prima Cinema's same-day-as-theaters movie player may be a niche device, but it's catching the eye of some big companies. IMAX has just bought a stake in Prima in return for both a Chinese distributio...
06:04 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Netflix captures all eight seasons of Dexter, streaming (and screaming) begins on Halloween
Dexter may have exited airwaves this year, but Showtime's serial about a serial killer cop is getting a new lease on life when all eight seasons arrive on Netflix. The first four seasons arrive on Ha...
05:32 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget You can now tweet the gift of coffee to a deserving pal thanks to Starbucks
Need to pass along an afternoon pick-me-up to a Twitter pal? Well, now you can do so with a tweet thanks to Starbucks. The coffee giant's "Tweet a Coffee" initiative allows for e-gifting $5 worth of ...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Jot Script Evernote Edition stylus brings high-precision handwriting to iOS (video)
Many iOS styluses have all the precision of a blunt instrument -- their thick tips frequently rule them out for handwriting. Evernote and Adonit want to refine the experience with their new Jot Scrip...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget IRL: Testing the Moto X on Canada's Rogers network
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. After a two...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget This Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung's 7-inch babysitter for your kids
It may look like Samsung's Halloween-themed tablet, what with the yellow frame and orange bumper, but those candy corn colors just mean this Galaxy Tab 3's made for kids. The 7-inch slate is a repack...
03:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget This Galaxy Tab 3 is Samsung's 7-inch babysitter for your kids and it costs $230
It may look like Samsung's Halloween-themed tablet, what with the yellow frame and orange bumper, but those candy corn colors just mean this Galaxy Tab 3's made for kids. The 7-inch slate is a repack...
03:25 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung begins rolling out Galaxy Gear support to more smartphones in the US
Right on schedule, Samsung has announced the rolling out of a key software update that will bring Galaxy Gear smartwatch support to more of its phones in the United States, beyond just the Galaxy Not...
02:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Shield update brings Android 4.3, Console Mode and official Gamestream support
NVIDIA promised that we'd see big upgrades to its Shield gaming system today, and it's delivering them in spades. A just-launched Android 4.3 update introduces Console Mode, which lets players steer ...
02:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Gogo goes international, to provide Japan Airlines domestic in-flight WiFi
Gogo, the company known for providing barely usable internet at exorbitant prices on United States domestic and (some) international flights, is partnering with Japan Airlines to bring its service ab...
01:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung to provide courtside tech for the NBA in reported $100 million deal
If you're tired of product placements in your favorite dramatic series, you won't get any relief if you switch over to hoops instead. Samsung has confirmed that it just signed on to become the offici...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Play-i's Bo and Yana robots teach kids programming concepts through stories (video)
There are efforts to promote coding to kids, but they're typically aimed at an older demographic -- few young children are ready to sit at a keyboard and start writing. Play-i hopes to foster that in...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Logitech reveals iPad Air keyboard cases starting at $99
While Belkin hit the ground running with its iPad Air keyboards and covers first, Logitech has just announced its own bounty of four such accessories. The $149 Fabricskin Keyboard Folio tops the list...
12:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Kinect eye patch for Xbox One will protect what's left of your privacy
If you couldn't bear the original Kinect staring at you all day every day, then you're going to be doubly unappreciative of the upgraded Kinect 2.0 module that comes with the Xbox One. Fortunately, a...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget AIRO wristband tracks not just sleep, exercise and stress, but also what you eat
There are fitness wearables that track steps, gauge your quality of sleep and monitor your stress, but few combine all three. As for keeping track of what you eat, most people still resort to old-fas...
09:53 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows off Xbox One dashboard and multitasking in latest video
Microsoft focused on big name games in its "Invitation" ad last week and now it's turning its attention to the Xbox One's entertainment and multitasking abilities. In a video entitled "Meet Xbox One,...
08:55 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Dualshock 4 and PlayStation Eye shipping weeks ahead of PS4 launch
November 15th is still a ways off, but if you pre-ordered accessories along with your PlayStation 4 you could get a taste of the future right now. NeoGAF's ever-vigilant community noticed that some w...
07:43 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Nielsen to add web viewers to future TV ratings, with a little help from Facebook
After several months of testing within the industry, Nielsen is finally ready to reveal its efforts to bake mobile viewing habits into its TV ratings system. In a wider roll-out of what the company a...
05:43 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Round ad compares its curved smartphone to avocados, Russian dolls (video)
Thanks to Samsung Korea's new (soon to be viral) Galaxy Round commercial, we've learned that its new smartphone is curved. Like many other objects. In the world. We get that now. It's also got differe...
04:01 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget Livescribe 3 smartpen digitizes notes straight to your iPad, starts at $150
Livescribe broke new ground last year with the Sky WiFi pen that could transfer handwritten and audio notes straight to the cloud (well, to your Evernote account anyway), so that they'd be accessible...
02:55 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Series 7 Gamer?
Can mainstream companies produce hardware that'll compete with specialist game rigs? That was certainly the idea behind Samsung's Series 7 Gamer, a laptop designed to muscle in on Alienware's patch. ...
01:07 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex announced with vertically-curved 6-inch 720p screen, 'self-repairing' back cover
LG's unveiled all the details for its often-leaked, curved screen smartphone. Weighing in at 177g with a 6-inch (but 720p) display, it's powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM, with a 1...
01:07 am -04 - Mon, October 28, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex announced with vertically curved 6-inch 720p screen, 'self-repairing' back cover
LG's unveiled all the details for its often-leaked, curved screen smartphone. Weighing in at 177g with a 6-inch (but 720p) curved OLED display, it's powered by a Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of R...
11:42 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Surface 2 review, McLaren P1 'hypercar,' Google's Project Shield 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, October 27, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Behind enemy lines
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. This week marks the ninth anniversary of the column.A decade ago this month, and a year before the debut of Switched ...
07:01 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 reportedly due to launch on November 1st, will be available in black and white models
Still waiting for Google to make its often-leaked Nexus 5 official? Sit tight -- one leak suggests the device's unveiling could be just around the corner. The latest render from @evleaks shows a two-...
05:44 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Medium opens its social publishing platform to all Twitter users
Twitter's Ev Williams started Medium to simplify and socialize online article writing, but the service's invitation-only nature has kept many folks on the sidelines. Today, things are opening up: Med...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Time Machines - Wireless wonder
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.This device famously exhibited the potent...
02:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Amazonian biosphere, 3D-printed coral reefs and an 11-acre portrait
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.Architects and designers are increasingly looking to natur...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget The After Math: two new iPads, two new Windows Phones and Instagram news
Did Apple manage satisfy your cravings for a new iPad? Maybe that new Mac Pro has got you readying a preorder, if only for the illusion of the power user that you one day hope to be. After a year's b...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Tesco Hudl review: Can a supermarket chain put out a decent tablet?
One may seem like a paragon of modernity compared to its 94-year-old rival, but the UK's two biggest retailers have a lot in common. For starters, both Amazon and Tesco succeeded far beyond their ori...
12:24 pm -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget iPad Air coming to US Cellular and regional carriers starting November 8th
Apple's plan to launch the iPad Air with cellular data support for T-Mobile was apparently just the start of a larger strategy. US Cellular has announced that it will offer the featherweight tablet o...
07:33 am -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Alcatel's 7-inch OneTouch Pop tablets are colorful, and subject to leaks
Way back in January this year, Alcatel trotted out some new tablets set for debut in Q3. Some we saw come to light in August. But, what's this we have here? Perpetual thorn in every product release's...
05:10 am -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 929 caught on video, may reach Verizon by Thanksgiving
Disappointed that the rumored Lumia 929 didn't surface at Nokia's big event this past week? Don't worry -- WPCentral forum member Falorin has posted photos and a video (after the break) revealing mor...
02:04 am -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best device for the elderly?
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 Douglas, who wants to help his aunt ge...
12:35 am -04 - Sun, October 27, 2013
Engadget Jony Ive turns Mac Pro RED for charity
Suddenly, the 20th Anniversary Mac seems downright commonplace. Apple's Jony Ive is teaming up with recent design partner Marc Newson to auction a one-of-a-kind red Mac Pro as part of a Product RED c...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 10.26.13: Somewhere, is a galaxy far, far away and how time is just a side effect
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.In the red corner, we have quantum theory. In the blue, it's relativity. But, if new experiments are to...
05:34 pm -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Ancient LaserDisc is a treasure trove of unreleased Star Wars footage
They say you can't put a price on happiness, but we bet the Star Wars fan(s) who bought this LaserDisc off eBay didn't mind paying $699 for 30 minutes of bliss. After all, it contains 50 raw and behi...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Sony SmartWatch 2 review: a fair effort that still hasn't cracked it
Cast your mind back to the period between August and October 2012, and there was barely a whisper about a smartwatch round these parts. Pebble was funded and well underway, and we discovered a curiou...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: the decline of Wikipedia, safecracking the brain and more
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we thi...
10:22 am -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Eight states team up to push electric cars, target 3.3 million sold by 2025
It's clear by now that putting a million EVs on the road by 2015 is but a pipe dream, but a joint project by eight states aim to make a total of 3.3 million EV sales by 2025 a more viable goal. Calif...
06:39 am -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Internet Archive brings bygone games and programs to the browser
One of the inherent downsides of technology's rapid advancement is how much of its history gets left behind with each new plateau we reach. However, the great minds at the Internet Archive (IA) have ...
03:39 am -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 194 - 10.24.13
This week's episode centers almost entirely around Nokia, as our host Brad Molen is joined by Richard Lai and Myriam Joire to discuss these colorful Windows-based phones and tablets. Both Richard and...
02:09 am -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 FAQ explains sharing games and displaying 2,000 count friends lists
Need for more PS4 info after news about the companion app and day one 1.50 firmware update popped up earlier today? SCE President Shuhei Yoshida just tweeted a link to the system's official FAQ, whic...
01:49 am -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Pinterest pairs up with Getty Images, tells you who shot your pinned photos (among other things)
Pinterest may be all about pictures (and some ads), but a deal sealed today with Getty Images will provide users with some very important words as well: photo metadata. Why should you care? It means ...
12:08 am -04 - Sat, October 26, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: McLaren's futuristic P1 'hypercar,' Moto X price drop, Scentee 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 th...
10:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: If Aereo wins in court, cable companies might buy it or build clones
While TV broadcasters like CBS and Fox continue their legal battle against Aereo and its leased microantenna-to-internet streaming scheme, Bloomberg reports cable companies are watching more closely ...
09:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Ouya will begin shipping with a redesigned controller, but you won't know until you open the box
Anyone who's picked up an Ouya, or demoed one in-store, knows that the controller, with its sticky buttons and flimsy removable plates, could do with a lot of help. Company founder Julie Uhrman's awa...
08:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Surface Pro 2, Nintendo 2DS, and software updates
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
07:35 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Processing trick turns off-the-shelf earphones into pulse rate monitors
We've seen earphones that double as health sensors, but they frequently require integrated (and sometimes bulky) equipment to get the job done. Bifrostec and the Kaiteki Institute have just solved th...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 366 - 10.24.13
It's been a big week in news and our host Marc Perton is joined by Dana Wollman and Peter Rojas to sort through the details. Apple focused on the tablet-size sweetspot with their iPad mini Retina, bu...
06:39 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Japan Display joins the Quad HD phone screen party with two new LCDs
LG clearly doesn't have a monopoly on Quad HD smartphone screens -- Japan Display has unveiled two low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCDs that offer the extra-sharp 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. The hea...
06:21 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget India's biggest smartphone maker has designs on Europe with its 5-inch, full HD smartphone
You'd be forgiven for not knowing Micromax, but it's a name that might get a little more familiar in the future. The Indian smartphone manufacturer has hired Hugh Jackman to be its pitch person, and ...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget We have a winner in our Gogo High Above sweepstakes and more tickets to give away
We're excited to crown the winner of our Gogo "High Above" sweepstakes, and his name is David Simkins. He'll heading out to Chicago first, where he'll hop aboard "Gogo One," the private laboratory th...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget LG Google TV update drops Flash but delivers more Play Store apps
Owners of LG Google TVs having been waiting on this Android 4.2.2 update for a good while. Not only does it bring relief from the sickly sweetness of Honeycomb, with no ROM hackery required, but it a...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Why have normal smartphone notifications when you can use the smell of bacon?
Scentee wants to expand your smartphone horizons and add smell to the senses your phone already stimulates. The plug-in accessory attaches to headphone socket on both iPhones and Android smartphones ...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Sony's PlayStation 4 will require a Day One update, mobile app to be released pre-launch
Sony's PlayStation 4 US launch is now less than a month away and -- surprise, surprise -- it's going to require a Day One system update. The company just announced today that a significant software p...
04:11 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Moto X price drops to $100 at Moto Maker, Sprint and US Cellular
Many have griped about the Moto X's $200 on-contract price, which is a lot to pay for hardware that's frequently considered mid-range. Motorola must have heard that grousing, as the price of its 16GB...
03:42 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii's last holdout is the United States as European shipments end
The Nintendo Wii is now discontinued in Europe, joining Japan in halting shipments of the massively popular game console. North America is the Wii's final holdout, with Nintendo of America telling Ga...
03:18 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Bluetooth certification hints LTE Nexus 4 may live alongside the Nexus 5
While Google and LG look set to launch the Nexus 5 in the coming days, new evidence hints that the pair could be making plans to extend the life of its predecessor. A new filing at the Bluetooth SIG ...
02:52 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c now on sale in 35 more countries
If you were disappointed that your country missed out on the initial iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launches, we have good news: you can (probably) buy the smartphones today. As promised, Apple has released...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar
McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appea...
01:23 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Carphone Warehouse discounts budget tablet to 49, which is probably all it's worth
Brits in the market for a cheap 7-inch tablet have been spoiled of late, what with the launch of Tesco's 119 Hudl and Argos' 100 MyTablet. "But, hang on," Carphone Warehouse's thought, "we sell a bud...
12:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Firefox plugin reveals how your internet browsing is being monitored
If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you c...
11:47 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Microsoft puts the focus back on gaming with Xbox One 'Invitation' ad
Sony exploited the nostalgia of the PlayStation brand a few days ago and now it's Microsoft's turn to slosh some ad money around. The latest clip to be released on the official Xbox YouTube channel i...
11:03 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Scientists show how to make an integrated circuit using only graphene
IBM built an integrated circuit using graphene back in 2011, but it wasn't a complete breakthrough -- much of the hardware was based on old-fashioned metal and silicon. UC Santa Barbara has gone one ...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget iFixit tears apart Apple's new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro
It's only been a couple of days since Apple released its shiny new MacBook Pros and iFixit has already torn them apart, in more ways than one. Just like its older sibling, the new 13-inch Retina note...
08:40 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget HTC One gets bonus Google Drive storage as Sense 5.5 update rolls out abroad
Google is taking a page out of Dropbox's book and offering free extra storage for certain HTC One handsets. The HTC One Max got 50GB of storage space out of the box, but we've been tipped that those ...
07:20 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Tumblr search update makes it easier to find the perfect GIF
With over 154 million blogs on Tumblr, finding just what you're looking for can be a chore. Luckily, the company has made it easier by announcing a beefed up search function. The Yahoo-owned site can...
05:16 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget First Tizen tablet launches in Japan, caters exclusively to developers
Despite absorbing MeeGo, learning to run Android apps and pushing through a significant UI overhaul, devices running Tizen are notoriously hard to come by. Developers eyeing the platform in Japan, ho...
04:22 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Comcast bundles HBO and internet service together for just $40 per month, at first
If your ideal TV setup is HBO Go by itself, one option for a setup close to that is being offered by a seemingly unlikely source -- Comcast. The "Internet Plus" promo dug up by DSLReports and GigaOm ...
04:22 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Comcast bundle ties HBO, local TV and internet together for just $40 per month, at first
If your ideal TV setup is HBO Go by itself, one option for a setup close to that is being offered by a seemingly unlikely source: Comcast. The "Internet Plus" promo dug up by DSLReports and GigaOm is...
02:53 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Latest Skitch update for Mac brings new toolbar, Mavericks performance boosts
It's been about three weeks since Apple released the Mavericks gold master to developers, and we're starting to see the first apps fine-tuned for Cupertino's latest OS in the App Store. Skitch is one...
02:20 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Tesla hires former Segway, Apple hardware engineering lead to develop new cars
So what's next for Tesla? Company founder and CEO Elon Musk has publicly stated his desire to make a more affordable EV plus cars that (mostly) drive themselves, and new hire Doug Field is in positio...
01:25 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Tablet buyer's guide, Instagram ads, Samsung 'sports glasses' patent 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 th...
12:45 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at 10PM ET, with two special guests!
This week, the Engadget Mobile Podcast will have not one but two special guests: Engadget Chinese EIC Richard Lai, who flew to Abu Dhabi to cover the Nokia event, and another mystery guest. You want ...
12:27 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Q3 operating profit of $9.6 billion is a record, thanks to memory and cheap Galaxys
Samsung's earnings for the third quarter are in and as usual, the money keeps flowing in. As it predicted a few months ago, Q3 represented a record high in operating profit for the company, hitting 1...
12:06 am -04 - Fri, October 25, 2013
Engadget Tweetbot 3 for iPhone has a new look, feel and pricetag
If you're a Twitter user and you own an iPhone, chances are you'll have come across Tweetbot, the popular Twitter client from Tapbots. Following Apple's iOS 7 announcement back in June, the two-man t...
11:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Planck space telescope retires from observing the early universe
After nearly 4.5 years of watching the stars, the Planck telescope is officially out of action. European Space Agency scientists have shut off the observation satellite now that it has both finished ...
10:35 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Apples to BlackBerrys: John Sculley reportedly considering bid for failing phone maker
For anyone who has followed Apple's history, John Sculley is a familiar figure. He was the CEO who famously ousted Steve Jobs from the company he co-founded in 1985; he championed the ill-fated Newto...
09:48 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Amazon touts 'millions' of new Prime members, 1,382 new robot workers as it pulls in $17 billion in revenue
Amazon's known for not offering many specific details about its device sales or customers in its earnings reports, and this quarter's is no exception. The company did note, however, that it added "mi...
09:05 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft makes $5.2 billion net profit, says Surface sales on the rise
Microsoft has just posted first quarter earnings that suggest it's faring well despite a tough PC market. Although the company's revenue was down from the previous quarter to $18.5 billion, its net p...
08:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Nikon teases retro full-frame DSLR in new ad campaign
Nikon could be the latest camera company to turn out a retro-style DSLR in what appears to be a new "Pure Photography" ad campaign. In the first of five teaser videos, a photographer is seen snapping...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft confirms Windows Phone's Twitter feature is causing excess data use, says it'll be fixed
Noticing that your Windows Phone device is using more data than usual? You're not alone. As The Verge reports, Microsoft has confirmed that a recent backend change on Twitter's part has caused the bu...
07:34 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Instagram reveals what its ads will look like
Ads are coming to Instagram, and now we know what they'll look like. The company's offered up the example above on its blog today, and also confirmed that it will be appearing in feeds across the ser...
07:12 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home update brings Instagram, Tumblr and more to all Android lock screens
It's been available to Facebook's Android beta testers for a few weeks now, but as of today all Android users can get their hands on the latest update to the company's OS-overhauling app, Home. As yo...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Happy Thursday! We're back in the studio for another episode of The Engadget Podcast. Brian's taking a much-needed vacation this week, so Marc's leading the festivities instead. Tune in at 3:30PM ET ...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: The connected cyclist's dilemma
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.The number of health-tracking gadgets and apps is officially out of...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Football concussions could be reduced, if Riddell's InSite system goes into play
"This is not a diagnostic tool." That's what Riddell, the country's largest manufacturer of football helmets, kept emphasizing during a presentation of its newly developed InSite head-impact monitori...
05:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Taiwan fines Samsung for astroturfing internet comments on its smartphones
Astroturfing (false grassroots) campaigns are usually reserved for promoting unpopular causes, but Samsung apparently disagrees. Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has just fined the company NT$10 millio...
05:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Marvel Creativity Studio Stylus lets you discover your artistic superpower on iPad
You may not have been bitten by a radioactive spider, but thanks to Marvel's new Creativity Studio and its accompanying stylus, you can at least draw the person who did. The app and pen combo, which ...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Cover promises contextual lock screens and smarter task switching for Android
Lock screen replacements for Android aren't exactly new -- some even come as part of a larger overlay that customizes your home screen experience entirely. However, few lock screen replacements do as...
04:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Vine now lets you edit and work on multiple posts over time
Vine may have caught on in a fairly big way, but it's been a decidedly limited app even beyond the six-second constraint on videos. It's become a bit more capable today, though, with two new features...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget JBL's Pulse speaker lets you program an LED light show for when your disco needs you
Remember when you first used iTunes and you'd turn on the visualizer, and just stare at the screen as the psychedelic patterns pulsed to the music? Yeah, well no one does that anymore. But since the ...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: fall 2013 edition
Fall is the season of change, and tablet makers are embracing this concept with gusto -- Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and others have all refreshed their lineups. In many cases, , even, these refreshes a...
03:37 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV S Neo Windows Phone coming to AT&T on November 8th for $100
AT&T's love of Samsung-made Windows Phones seemingly turned sour after it skipped last year's ATIV S. It's clear that any ill will was short-lived, however, as the carrier just unveiled its versi...
03:04 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Hiku grocery scanner makes remembering to buy the milk an $80 convenience
Everything you need to do, you can pretty much handle with the smartphone in your pocket -- it's a multi-purpose tool, after all. (Some even call it a Life Companion.) But, if you're just itching to ...
02:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget AMD's flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card now available for $549
AMD's range-topping Radeon R9 290X has been (officially) shrouded in mystery since its unveiling last month, but the company is at last revealing full details and releasing the graphics card to store...
02:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Fon brings its WiFi-sharing service to the US
Reach a certain level of fame in Europe and you've got two choices: rest on your laurels, or risk it all for a shot at America. It's one transatlantic journey that few careers survive, but the latest...
01:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget AMBER robot walks on human-like feet but isn't quite ready for British Knights
Until recently, bipedal robots have sometimes had to take interesting approaches to imitate human walking because they lack our first points of contact with the road: heels and toes. The latest break...
12:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung patents design of smartphone-connected 'sports glasses'
If you hadn't noticed already, several companies believe there's a market for smart spectacles that do more than your standard head-mounted display. Microsoft is allegedly revisiting the idea, and no...
12:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Giant Surface 2 invades central London
Big, innit? ......
11:56 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Kia and Hyundai could offer Android-based in-car systems in all vehicles next year
While Tesla is still in the early stages of considering an Android emulator, Korea's ETNews reports that Hyundai and Kia are already bringing the platform (or, at least, a derivative of it) to all th...
11:24 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget BBC's iPlayer apps hit 20 million downloads, still aren't coming to the US
The BBC reports its iPlayer apps for Android and iOS have crossed a new milestone, with 20 million downloads total since launching back in 2011. Of course, that number might be a little inflated by c...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget TiVo Roamio DVRs can stream or download TV to iPhones, iPads
It's just over two months since the release of the TiVo Roamio Plus and Pro, and the namesake feature is now available. Beginning today, iOS device users can update their TiVo apps and start streamin...
10:39 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung extends warranties of failing Galaxy devices after Chinese TV report
Chinese state media is becoming quite the consumer advocate. Earlier this week, a bit on national TV berated Samsung over certain Galaxy S III and Note II handsets afflicted with the "sudden death" b...
10:03 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Microsoft cuts Surface Pro prices by a further $100, now starting at $699
With the next-generation Surface now on sale in 21 countries, Microsoft probably needs to clear out whatever Surface Pros are still lingering in warehouses. As such, the company has taken $100 off bo...
09:05 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung sold over 40 million Galaxy S4s in six months
TSure, Samsung's sold more than 38 million Galaxy Notes since late 2011, but its latest flagship puts that number to shame. According to a Korean publication, the company has sold 40 million Galaxy S...
09:05 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Samsung sold over 40 million Galaxy S 4s in six months
TSure, Samsung's sold more than 38 million Galaxy Notes since late 2011, but its latest flagship puts that number to shame. According to a Korean publication, the company has sold 40 million Galaxy S...
08:00 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 040 - 10.24.13
This week's Eurocast is all about the numbers. Nokia's 1520, 2520, 1320 and 1520. Phew! Our host Daniel Cooper feels they've gone in the wrong direction with all those digits, but its new pal and par...
07:09 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Flash Player now sandboxed for Safari users running OS X Mavericks
If you rushed to upgrade your Mac to OS X Mavericks, congratulations -- you've just taken a big step forward in web security. Adobe has confirmed that Flash Player is now sandboxed in Safari for Mave...
05:49 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget NASA shoots lasers at the moon, sets new data transmission record
Lasers are indisputably awesome, and NASA just made them a little more so by zapping a record-breaking 622 Mb of data per second between the moon and earth as a part of its Lunar Laser Communications...
05:20 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget LG's smartphone sales stayed high in Q3, but the G2 ad campaign cut into profits
The last quarterly report from LG noted record sales of 12.1 million smartphones in Q2, today's number's show the company has maintained that pace with 12 million units moved in Q3. It sold $2.75 bil...
04:19 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Viber enhances BlackBerry app with new features, minor design tweaks
Viber may have brought its most highly requested feature, VoIP calling, to BlackBerry users way back in April. Still, that's not to say the Skype competitor is quite done polishing its application on...
03:33 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget DARPA's Cyber Grand challenge pits bot security systems against each other
It sounds like the seeds of a end-of-days sci-fi hit, but DARPA knows what it's doing, right? It's establishing the first-ever tournament for automated network defenses, in which systems would compet...
02:58 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Shazam app users can vote for X Factor acts starting November 6th
Shazam's TV syncing has largely been passive so far, but it's about to become more of a two-way street. App users who watch The X Factor from November 6th onwards will get to both vote for acts durin...
02:26 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Plants vs. Zombies 2 shambles its way to Android devices worldwide
After brief test runs in Australia and New Zealand, EA and PopCap have released Plants vs. Zombies 2 for Android users worldwide. The new version is virtually identical to the iOS game released this ...
01:42 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Billboard: YouTube building an on-demand music streaming service with free and paid tiers
The rumor mill's been churning out tales of a forthcoming YouTube music streaming service for months now, and today Billboard published a new story with a startling amount of detail about it. Accordi...
12:59 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Xbox One Kinect shrinks minimum distance requirement to 4.6 feet
Microsoft said it improved Kinect on the Xbox One, and now a leaked setup manual indicates how little space it requires to operate. The PDF NeoGAF spotted notes that a minimum 1.4 meters (just over 4...
12:08 am -04 - Thu, October 24, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 372 - 10.22.13
With this week's big keynote failing to produce any Apple TV-related products, our hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler are left to speculate on the reasons behind Amazon's recent stock issues with...
11:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Chris Weber says there's no 'silver bullet' for Windows Phone success
With Gartner claiming Microsoft nibbled up just 3.3 percent of the smartphone market in Q2 this year, Nokia still has a long way to go to regain its mobile standing. Even with the handful of impressi...
11:19 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget SlingPlayer gets AirPlay support, Blockbuster arrives on SlingBox 500 in new update
Sling Media has just rolled out an update that brings a number of improvements to the Slingbox 500 and to the SlingPlayer app. For the Slingbox 500, Blockbuster On Demand is now available as a premiu...
10:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget WiLAN loses lawsuit against Apple over cellular data patents
WiLAN has made a solid business out of suing the wireless industry over alleged patent violations, coaxing settlements out of HTC, Novatel and four other heavyweights. It won't get any money from App...
09:43 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget You can use your real name on PlayStation 4 at launch, but aliases are OK too
Earlier this year at the PlayStation 4's coming out event, Mark Cerny, the system's lead architect, announced that gamers would be able to use real names on PlayStation Network. Today, Sony re-confir...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget AT&T's U-Verse subscribers top ten million as it adds another million wireless users
We've been seeing AT&T paying a good deal of attention to its U-Verse service as of late, and it looks like those efforts are paying off for the company. In its third quarter earnings announced t...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 23rd: Canon VIXIA HF-G10, Klipsch Synergy S-10 speakers
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 som...
08:05 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget BBC and Twitter join forces to embed original videos in promoted tweets (video)
The BBC and Twitter deepened their alliance today with the announcement of #BBCTrending, a new initiative to promote original video content through the Twitter Amplify program. A series of short vide...
07:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Google Glass project tackles poverty, other real world problems
Image from charity: water taken with GlassIt has flown over San Francisco, adorned the faces of runway models and most recently taken a road trip across the US. Now Google's already iconic wearable c...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: BITalino is a self-contained physiological tinker lab
You might be asking yourself, do we really need another electronics tinkertoy / microcontroller kit. And we say, you can never have too much of a good thing. BiTalino takes the standard setup, and in...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's new Wii U Deluxe Set includes Mario games, ships November 1st for $300
Since launch, Nintendo's base Wii U Deluxe Set has shipped with Nintendo Land; while a fine game, it's not exactly a system seller. The console may soon be more enticing, as Nintendo is replacing its...
05:46 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile offers 200MB free monthly data for all tablets, will carry Nexus 7 in-store on November 20th
T-Mobile's plan to offer 200MB of free monthly data to iPad users was just the start of a larger strategy. As of November 1st, the no-charge bandwidth will be available for the lifetime of any tablet...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: HeadsUP is a smartphone-powered HUD for your car
HeadsUP is in the extremely early prototype stage, but that hasn't stopped us from falling in love with the concept. Unlike many other heads up displays for cars, this one can be added to any vehicle...
05:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn unveils new iPad app with a fresh look, improved feed and better search
LinkedIn launched its first iPad app in April of 2012, and today the company has revealed its latest version for Apple slates. The new app's changes revolve mostly around an improved feed interface. ...
05:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget LinkedIn Intro puts the power of LinkedIn directly into your iPhone email inbox
Like it or not, email is still central to the vast majority of workplace communications, so we suppose it was only a matter of time before professional network LinkedIn integrated into your inbox. Th...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2014 Best of CES Awards: Eligibility criteria and how to nominate
In case you missed the news earlier this year, Engadget is heading up the 2014 Best of CES Awards! We always look forward to kicking off the year at the country's biggest tech convention, and we're e...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Bell to track Canadian users' internet, phone and TV habits for targeted ads
Targeted advertising certainly isn't new, but Bell is taking it to a level that's making some Canadians uncomfortable. Starting November 16th, the telecom will track the habits of its customers for b...
04:04 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini coming to four US carriers in November
Americans who've wanted Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini no longer have to find an importer -- the company now says that its mid-range smartphone will reach AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and Verizon in Novem...
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Vudu teams up with Sony to offer extra streaming features
Vudu is joining Netflix in trying to put another nail in DVD's coffin by offering interactive features for select Sony films. The Walmart-owned streamer calls the new service Vudu Extras+, and kicked...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an unlocked iPhone 5c, courtesy of Tanga!
Here's your chance to say "no" to skeuomorphism and "yes" to a colorful new iPhone. If you've been on the fence about upgrading or still haven't gotten your feet wet in the Apple ecosystem, then this...
02:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget eBay introduces celebrity-curated collections, expands same-day delivery
Starting today, eBay is introducing a new feature designed to streamline your shopping experience: curated collections. Basically, curators handpick products from eBay's database and arrange them int...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's BB 10.2 OS update brings notification previews and Priority Hub to Z10 and Q10 devices 'this week'
Before today, the only way to enjoy BlackBerry's BB 10.2 OS was to buy the company's new Z30 flagship. But, as the company previously promised, that software update's ready to trickle down to all BB ...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Surface Pro 2 teardown reveals an especially tricky repair
iFixit wasn't a fan of the original Surface Pro's poor serviceability, and its opinion isn't changing much with the Surface Pro 2. The fix-it-yourself shop has rated Microsoft's newest tablet a 1 out...
01:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Aperture 3.5 supports iCloud Photo Sharing, uses Apple Maps for Places
You can add one more thing to Apple's list of new hardware and software upgrade announcements: the latest iteration of Aperture. Version 3.5 brings a handful of new features to the OS X app, includin...
12:25 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget DARPA-funded TechShop location to open in Arlington, VA next year
Just ahead of its Menlo Park location's crowdfunded move, TechShop has announced a second (or third, if you want to get technical) space to let your inner maker flag fly. Later this year Arlington, V...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Automatic Link promises to be personal driving assistant, available now for $100
First Automatic said its driving assistant dongle and related iOS app would be ready in May, and then it said the app needed until August to fully bake. Well, it's now October, and at long last, it a...
11:23 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget HTC's One Max ratted out by the FCC again on its way to Sprint
Now that we know HTC's One Max is likely to be living large at AT&T, another variant for Sprint looks to have also been unmasked by the FCC. An OP3P700 version of the 6-inch, 1080p device has jus...
10:25 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Snapdragon 800 and faster LTE treks to Europe
Remember how there was an LTE-A-equipped Samsung Galaxy S 4 with a juicy Snapdragon 800 CPU for South Korea and a lesser Exynos 5 or Snapdragon 600 version for everywhere else? Well, it looks like th...
09:48 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget UK carriers will be forced to let customers ditch mobile contracts if they raise prices
No one likes a price hike, especially mid-contract. Neither does UK regulator Ofcom it seems, which is setting out new guidance for mobile, broadband and landline suppliers. The plans will allow cust...
09:27 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Belkin brandishes iPad Air keyboard cases and accessories
You'll likely need a new keyboard case to go with that iPad Air, and Belkin's just revealed some of the very first options. The Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case leads the brand's parade of new accessories...
08:43 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Apple gives trio of apps iOS 7 makeovers, Podcasts nabs background downloads
iOS 7 has a slew of new features, but perhaps its most convenient is that it allows applications to pull data from the cloud in the background -- and now one of Apple's most derided apps is getting s...
08:10 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget 3DS XL gets more colorful in Japan, orange and turquoise are the new black
Given how many 3DS XL liveries Nintendo has teased of late, collectors are liable to go broke trying to catch 'em all. Fresh out of Japan is yet another pair of the gaming giant's extra large -- or L...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note 2 and more
If you wanted live out your Inspector Gadget fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its ...
07:10 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Gear compatibility comes to the Samsung Galaxy S 4, S3, Note 2 and more
If you wanted live out your Inspector Gadget fantasies, but lacked the Galaxy Note 3 needed to take full advantage of the possibilities, we've got good news. Samsung's bringing compatibility for its ...
06:57 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget PBS programming comes to the Xbox 360
If you aren't watching anything from PBS, you're missing out and now you have one less reason to ignore America's Public Broadcasting Service. Starting today, both local and national PBS programming ...
06:04 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung acquires 7.4 percent of Gorilla Glass maker Corning, signs long-term supply deal
In a move that could raise eyebrows in the LCD business, Corning has taken full control of Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co. Ltd., a joint venture 43 percent owned by Samsung. In exchange, the ...
05:20 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget HTC reportedly scales back production after slump in smartphone sales (update: HTC responds)
According to multiple reports, HTC has paused production on roughly a fifth of its total capacity and has been looking to outsource to contract manufacturers to save money. Reuters has seen parts of ...
05:20 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget HTC reportedly scales back production after slump in smartphone sales (update: HTC says it hasn't)
According to multiple reports, HTC has paused production on roughly a fifth of its total capacity and has been looking to outsource to contract manufacturers to save money. (Update: The company tells...
04:46 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget LG's G Flex curved phone makes a surprise debut in Argentina
We got our first clear look at LG's curved G Flex smartphone in press shots just a few days ago, and now the device itself has popped up. The Verge points out tech journalist Frederico Ini of Telefe ...
04:14 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget 4K 12-inch tablets are going to be a thing and Japan Display can prove it
If the iPad mini's new Retina Display didn't quite hit the spot, maybe 4K tablet displays from Japan Display will. Panasonic's already managed to slather its hulking 20-inch tablet in the same resolu...
03:26 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S to get app support and Chrome by late 2014 (video)
Tesla's Model S may soon be as friendly to developers as it is to drivers. Elon Musk has revealed at a Munich reception (shown after the break) that he hopes to open the EV's infotainment system to t...
02:43 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget BBM for Android and iOS notches more than 10 million downloads in 24 hours
By the looks of BlackBerry's stats, millions were not only unfazed by BBM's launch hiccup on Android and iOS, but were also excited to get the app. The company formerly known as RIM says that BBM has...
01:59 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Google to give parents more control with supervised user accounts in Chrome
Those unwilling to spend big bucks on a laptop for their kids might consider a low-cost Chromebook as an option, but could be a bit hesitant due to the OS's lack of parental controls. That could all ...
01:13 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to kick off CES 2014 with opening keynote
CES 2014 is creeping up on us, and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced that Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai will deliver the headline keynote on the show's first day. Last year,...
12:39 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget Aereo app finally arrives on Android
It's taken a while for Aereo's Android app to see the light of day, but it's finally hit Google Play today as promised. Subscribers to the service will now be able to watch live TV streamed to handse...
12:13 am -04 - Wed, October 23, 2013
Engadget PS4 controller escapes into the Canadian wilderness, partly supports the PS3 (video)
The PlayStation 4 may not reach stores until November 15th, but that hasn't prevented the DualShock 4 from showing up early -- some Canadian Twitter users have spotted the controller at retail stores...
11:54 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Tuesday and time for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:30PM. If you'll be joining us, go ahead and get ready by reviewing the...
11:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget LG unveils the Fireweb, its first Firefox OS smartphone (video)
So far, Firefox OS has been limited to ultra-basic smartphones like the ZTE Open. LG is expanding the platform's reach today by releasing its inaugural Mozilla-powered handset, the Fireweb. The 4-inc...
11:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Evernote iOS app adds Places feature, lets Premium users edit their home screen
Last month, Evernote rolled out a revamped Skitch app, giving it a fresh coat of paint to fit in with iOS 7. Today, the main Evernote app for iPhones and iPads has gotten similar aesthetic treatment,...
10:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Instapaper for Android updated with new design, keyword search and InstaRank sorting
Since Betaworks purchased Instapaper earlier this year, a design update has made its way to the iOS and web versions of the app. Today, that refresh is hitting the save-now-read-later utility on Andr...
10:10 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Stephen Elop says he's ready for change at Microsoft
All eyes are on Stephen Elop. Just hours ago, he introduced Nokia's first Windows tablet; he's also overseeing his division's integration into Microsoft; and Redmond is even considering him as its ne...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Moto X camera fix finally rolling out to Verizon variants
You don't have to keep hanging on, Verizon subscribers: that critical Moto X camera fix is rolling out now. Though we've yet to see it on our own handset, Phandroid is reporting that Motorola's over-...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget eBay buys Shutl, plans for same-day delivery in 25 cities by the end of 2014
While eBay's same-day shipping is a beautiful thing for impulse buyers, its expansion has been slow. The company is speeding things up today by acquiring Shutl, a British startup focused on quick e-c...
09:19 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: iOximeter is a simple, cross-platform wellness tool
Pulse oximeters that connect to your smartphone aren't exactly new. In fact, a super-hackable Bluetooth model called smARtPULSE wound up as a finalist in our Insert Coin competition early this year o...
08:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Titanfall reaches Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC on March 11th
The many gamers buying an Xbox One for Titanfall (or don't mind the Xbox 360 and PC versions) can now mark a date on their calendars: EA says that the shooter will reach North America on March 11th, ...
08:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget iPad Air and Retina iPad mini will support T-Mobile LTE, including 200MB of free monthly data
T-Mobile CEO John Legere was dropping hints last week that his carrier would play a part in the new iPad launches, and we now know just what he meant. The Apple Store mentions that both the iPad Air ...
08:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPad Air event roundup: new tablets, refreshed MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mavericks and more
Missed out on today's action from San Francisco? Not to worry, we've got you covered with a recap of the news from Apple's event. Join us after the break where you'll find our coverage of all of the ...
08:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Take two tablets: Will the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini cure Apple's market share slide?
Apple put up some impressive numbers today: 170 million iPads sold to date. 475,000 iPad apps available. $13 billion paid to app developers. Yet those numbers only tell part of the story. While the i...
07:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon adds more MGM TV shows and movies to Prime Instant Video
Looking for more videos to feed that new Kindle Fire HDX? You'll be glad to hear that Amazon has just added a slew of them to Prime Instant Video through an expanded deal with MGM. The agreement give...
07:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget You can now stream Apple's iPad Air event online
Did you miss Tim Cook and co. deliver all of Apple's latest and greatest software and hardware updates this morning? Fear not, for you can witness the revelation of the iPad, OS X, MacBook and other ...
07:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple releases iOS 7.0.3 update with iCloud Keychain support, bug fixes aplenty
Turns out it's not just Macs getting an OS update today. Apple has now also released version 7.0.3 of iOS -- a decidedly less major upgrade, but one that will no doubt be welcome to anyone having tec...
07:15 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: MYBELL is an extremely loud and customizable electronic bike bell
Say what you will about the cavalier bike messengers that give cyclists a bad name, but it doesn't change the fact that pedaling your way to work is better for both your health and the environment. U...
07:13 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Next-generation Mac Pro in various states of undress (eyes-on)
It wasn't behind protective glass this time, so that's definitely a step in the right direction. Though, for the record, the next-generation Mac Pro, which was first trotted out at WWDC back in June....
07:05 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget The iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display: what's new?
Apple took care of the cycled iPhone refresh last month at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and thus it was logical for the company to move on to the iPad lineup next. As such, Tim Cook and...
06:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple OS X Mavericks 10.9 review
When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether n...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget MacBook Pro (late 2013) hands-on
These are the new MacBook Pros. Both the 13- and 15-inch versions have been refreshed, and now the Retina display-sporting Haswell-pumping laptops are being shown off right after the Apple "lot to co...
06:52 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget MacBook Pro hands-on (late 2013)
These are the new MacBook Pros. Both the 13- and 15-inch versions have been refreshed, and now the Retina display-sporting, Haswell-powered laptops are being shown off right after the Apple "lot to co...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget iPad Air hands-on
It's the iPad that's so freaking light, they needed a whole new name. At first glance, there's not a whole heck of a lot new about the new iPad (though the more discerning amongst you may well notice...
06:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget iPad Air hands-on (update: video)
It's the iPad that's so light, they needed a whole new name. At first glance, there's not a heck of a lot new about the Air (though the more discerning amongst you may well notice the new dual-mics a...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget iPad mini with Retina display hands-on
The new iPad mini, with all of its Retina display goodness, is now official. Announced today at Apple's "lot to cover" event, the new mini was one of the final products shown off at the show. There i...
06:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget iPad mini with Retina display hands-on (update: video)
The new iPad mini, with all of its Retina display goodness, is now official. Announced today at Apple's "lot to cover" event, the new mini was one of the final products shown off at the show. There i...
06:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple announces new covers for the iPad Air and iPad mini, prices start at $39
New iPads means new accessories, right? Hot on the heels of announcing the new iPad mini and the ridiculously thin iPad Air, Apple revealed two new cases to go with each. These include a standard cov...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple drops price of regular iPad mini to $299
Apple's iPad Air and retina iPad mini may be getting all the headlines, but its elders also made a bit of news at the company's event today. As is the Apple way, with the introduction of new hardware...
06:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple debuts new iPad mini with Retina display, available next month for $399
It was due for an update, and Apple's iPad mini has gotten a fairly big one today. The new 2013 model finally brings with it the Retina display (2048 x 1536 resolution) that many hoped to see on the ...
06:07 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils the 1-pound iPad Air with a 9.7-inch Retina display: shipping November 1st for $499
Speaking at today's launch event in San Francisco, Phil Schiller announced the next iteration of the company's tablet. It's thinner, lighter and more powerful -- hence the new name: the iPad Air. (No...
06:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple: 170 million iPads sold to date
Pointing out that it was once mocked as something that would "never replace netbooks," Apple CEO Tim Cook boasted that the company has sold 170 million iPads since the device's launch. "Remember netb...
05:55 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple redesigns iWork, brings collaboration features via iCloud
Today Apple announced that it has redesigned its iWork suite of applications, complete with a new user interface and 64-bit compatibility. The company's Eddy Cue took to the stage to "uncover" a numb...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple announces new version of iLife for OS X Mavericks and iOS
Every three years around this time, Apple comes out with a new version of iLife. So, given that the current suite was launched back in 2010, we had an inkling today was the day. Sure enough, the comp...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple announces new version of iLife for OS X Mavericks and iOS, available today
Every three years around this time, Apple comes out with a new version of iLife. So, given that the current suite was launched back in 2010, we had an inkling today we'd be getting an update today at...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Mac Pro launches in December for $3,000: 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon CPU, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Apple's latest Mac Pro rolls off United States assembly lines and into consumers hands in December for $3,000. The base model features a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon CPU, 12GB DRAM, two AMD FirePro D300 GPU...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils Haswell-based MacBook Pros with Retina display, starting at $1,299
If you've been waiting for the MacBook Pro with Retina display to get a big processor upgrade, today's your lucky day. Apple has just refreshed its high-end portable line with Intel's Haswell chips, ...
05:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple unveils Haswell-based MacBook Pros with Retina display, starting at $1,299 (update: non-Retina 15-inch is gone)
If you've been waiting for the MacBook Pro with Retina display to get a big processor upgrade, today's your lucky day. Apple has just refreshed its high-end portable line with Intel's Haswell chips, ...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple's OS X Mavericks 10.9 will arrive as a free download today
A little over two weeks after the folks in Cupertino released the gold master of the next desktop OS to developers, Apple has announced that OS X Mavericks will be available for download today at no ...
05:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple App Store hits 60 billion cumulative downloads
Over 64% of compatible devices are already running iOS 7, according to Apple, making it by far the company's most successful mobile operating system. In all, iOS 7 was downloaded over 200 million tim...
04:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple's 'a lot to cover' liveblog!
It's just over a month since Apple threw its big iPhone 5s/5c event over in Cupertino, but the company's already back with more to discuss -- or "cover," as it were. New iPads? A refreshed Apple TV? ...
04:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Gmail and Google Docs now support handwriting input, make your Japanese term paper that much easier
Google Translate has supported handwriting input for a while now, and today that functionality arrives on two of Mountain View's biggest products: Gmail and Google Docs. If you've played around with ...
04:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Sky to tweet near real-time video highlights from soccer matches
Seeing a soccer game unfold in bursts of 140 characters or less is better than nothing when out of TV range, but a new deal between Twitter and Sky means you won't have to wait to gawp at goals. Star...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon increases free shipping minimum order to $35, pushes Prime membership as an alternative
The minimum order amount needed to qualify for free Super Saver Shipping from Amazon has remained set at $25 for US customers for quite some time -- over a decade, actually. Now, the outfit is pushin...
03:08 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Garmin Tactix ruggedized GPS watch lets you play Navy SEAL for $450
Garmin's gone after swimmers, runners, pilots and golfers with its specialty watch lineup, and now battlefield-trained agents are getting some attention from the global GPS giant as well. The company...
02:42 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Stats suggest plastic iPhone 5c is catching up with its prettier sibling
After a couple of high-profile reports about how the plastic iPhone isn't faring too well in the laser-cut shadow of the iPhone 5s, here's a bit of evidence to the contrary. It comes courtesy of stat...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets now available in 21 countries
The Nokia Lumia 2520 isn't the only high-profile Windows tablet launching today. As promised, Microsoft has released the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in the US and 20 other countries at respective sta...
01:52 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Microsoft prototyping Google Glass-like device
It's pretty clear that wearables, whether they be made for the face or the wrist, are going to be the next big thing in hardware. According to The Wall Street Journal's sources "familiar with the mat...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Windows RT 8.1 upgrade returns to the Windows Store
Give credit to Microsoft for a quick turnaround -- after pulling its glitchy Windows RT 8.1 upgrade this weekend, the company has re-released the software in the Windows Store. The new version should...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Your Kindle Fire HDX's blue-tinged screen edge is perfectly normal
If you've been curious why the screen on your Kindle Fire HDX has a blueish tint around the edges, wonder no more. To help achieve the HDX's vaunted color accuracy, Amazon used blue LEDs to light the...
12:34 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Samsung's LTE Galaxy Express 2 launches on Vodafone UK tomorrow
Samsung's on a mission... to make a Galaxy phone for everyone. If you're in the UK, and fancy a mid-range slice-of-Sam, then maybe the Galaxy Express 2 is the right fit for you? Exclusive to Vodafone...
12:02 pm -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Apple pulls HMV music app after realizing it approved a competing music store
We were so pleased for legacy UK music store HMV, when it turned up with a new iOS app last week. It seems Apple was a little bit over-excited too, having apparently mashed the approve button without...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Google buys French company FlexyCore to make Android more buttery
Though Google made significant strides in smoothing out Android performance with Project Butter, apparently it's not yet satisfied. According to L'Express, Mountain View has just purchased a French f...
11:04 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Today's Apple launch event will be livestreamed
Our Apple TV has just alerted us to the fact that we'll be able to watch a livestream of Cupertino's big launch show at 10am Pacific Time (1pm ET, 6pm UK) today. Others are seeing it on their black b...
10:31 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia bringing RAW photography to the Lumia 1520 and 1020
This latest nugget of news out of Nokia's big event in Abu Dhabi should be of particular interest to mobile photographers. According to @Tnkgrl, aka our buddy Myriam Joire, the phone manufacturer wil...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget ROCCAT's Power-Grid enters open beta, turns phones into PC control centers (video)
ROCCAT's Power-Grid has been slow in coming -- the smartphone-based PC assistant was originally supposed to launch last December. Nonetheless, gamers will be glad to hear that it's finally available ...
10:20 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Refocus Lens camera app promises infinite depth of field control
Nokia's just announced a new camera app called Refocus Lens at Nokia World that brings a Lytro-like variable depth of field to Lumia cameras. Likely to be the fruits of that Scalado purchase from a w...
08:33 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Nokia Asha 500, 502 and 503
The Abu Dhabi spotlight might be set squarely on the new Lumia devices, but the Windows tablet and pair of Windows Phones amounted to only half of the products Nokia announced today. A trio of Asha h...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 hands-on
The not-so-secret project that Nokia has been working on for over the last year and a half (if not longer), the company's Windows 8.1 RT tablet, is now official as the Lumia 2520. We had the opportun...
08:28 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet hands-on: Windows RT wrapped in polycarbonate
The not-so-secret project that Nokia has been working on for over the last year and a half (if not longer), the company's Windows 8.1 RT tablet, is now official as the Lumia 2520. We had the opportun...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget AT&T will have exclusive on Nokia 1520 in the US, will sell the 2520 tablet also
All that fun over in Abu Dhabi, and all you really want to know is which of the new goodies can you buy? Well, if you're in the US, and you fancy the new Nokia 1520, you'd better be on AT&T, as t...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 hands-on
We don't know what it is about Nokia's obsession with the caped crusader, but the Lumia 1320 -- which was given the codename of Batman -- isn't the first time we've seen the superhero associated with...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 hands-on: a huge 720p Windows Phone with a budget-minded price
We don't know what it is about Nokia's obsession with the caped crusader, but the Lumia 1320 -- which was given the codename of Batman -- isn't the first time we've seen the superhero associated with...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget AT&T will have exclusive on Nokia 1520 in the US, will sell the 2520 tablet also (update)
All that fun over in Abu Dhabi, and all you really want to know is which of the new goodies can you buy? Well, if you're in the US, and you fancy the new Nokia 1520, you'd better be on AT&T, as t...
08:18 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on
Don't act like you didn't know this was coming. Nokia has finally removed the see-through shroud covering its latest high-end device, known as the Lumia 1520, here at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. Thing ...
08:18 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520 hands-on: the weighty new flagship is here
Don't act like you didn't know this was coming. Nokia has finally removed the see-through shroud covering its latest high-end device, known as the Lumia 1520, here at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. Thing ...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia's incoming Windows Phone update will teach new Lumia 1520 tricks to old smartphones
Nokia, now under the Microsoft umbrella, will be combining an incoming Windows phone update with its own smartphone upgrades. Lumia Black is its name, and it'll bring the new, unified Nokia Camera, a...
08:00 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia's incoming Windows Phone update will teach new Lumia 1520 tricks to old(er) smartphones
Nokia, now under the Microsoft umbrella, will combine an incoming Windows Phone update with its own smartphone upgrades. Lumia Black is its name, and it'll bring the new, unified Nokia Camera, alongs...
07:52 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Flipboard coming to Windows Phone 8 and Lumia 2520 tablet
Windows Phone naysayers have always argued that the OS doesn't have enough of the most popular apps out there, but Microsoft is quieting down the critics, one a handful of apps at a time. This time a...
07:44 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 10-inch tablet unveiled with Windows RT and LTE for $499
Over a year and a half ago, Marko Ahtisaari, then Nokia's Head of Product Design, confessed that he was spending at least a third of his time working on a tablet. The company's stayed relatively quie...
07:39 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia introduces the Lumia 1320, a mid-range 6-inch handset
Nokia came to Abu Dhabi prepared to put on a full show. At its annual Nokia World conference, the company just pulled the wraps off Batman -- its code name for the Lumia 1320. It comes with a 5-megapi...
07:39 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia introduces the Lumia 1320, a mid-range 6-inch handset coming to Europe and Asia
Nokia came to Abu Dhabi prepared to put on a full show. At its annual Nokia World conference, the company just pulled the wraps off Batman -- its code name for the Lumia 1320. It comes with a 5-megap...
07:32 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Instagram will finally make its Windows Phone debut 'in the coming weeks'
Third-party apps like 6tag not working for you as an acceptable Windows Phone Instagram client? We've been waiting a long time for the social network to acknowledge that it's working on an app for Mi...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Storyteller offers new way to view your memories, coming to Nokia Lumia 1520
A Nokia product announcement wouldn't be complete without some new software to go along with it, so what does the company have in store for us? Amongst other things, one particular feature that you'l...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Storyteller offers new way to view your memories, coming to Nokia Lumia 1520 (update: video)
A Nokia product announcement wouldn't be complete without some new software to go along with it, so what does the company have in store for us? Amongst other things, one particular feature that you'l...
07:29 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Storyteller app offers new way to view your memories, coming to Lumia 1520 (update: video)
A Nokia product announcement wouldn't be complete without some new Nokia software to go along with it, so what does the company have in store for us this round? Among other things is Storyteller, whi...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget New Nokia Camera app revealed, brings smart features and improved UI
The announcements keep coming, and Elop's just dropped the new Nokia Camera app into our laps. This unifies the existing Pro and Smart cameras, and brings three new modes, including a "smart mode" wh...
07:22 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with a 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera
Is this the Windows Phone you've been waiting for? If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution 20-megapixel PureView camera and the top-of-the-line processo...
07:22 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520: Windows Phone with 6-inch 1080p display and 20MP camera for $750
Could this be the Windows Phone you've been waiting for? If you've been holding out for a flagship with a 6-inch 1080p display, high-resolution 20-megapixel PureView camera and the top-of-the-line pr...
07:10 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Nokia adds 500, 502 and 503 to its Asha lineup, starts at $69
Nokia's biggest announcements in Abu Dhabi today will no doubt focus on Lumia devices first and foremost, but it's not leaving the Asha lineup out in the Finnish cold. The company's announced that it...
06:03 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget HTC reportedly building an Android smartwatch that will be more than 'just a gimmick'
Bloomberg's gotten word from the perennial "people familiar with the matter" that HTC is building an Android-based smartwatch that's set for release in the latter half of 2014. While other features a...
05:14 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget HTC One Max with AT&T-friendly LTE sneaks past FCC
HTC's latest supersized handset might be making its way to the land of the supersized meal, if this recent FCC listing is any indication. The documents show a HTC handset that bears the model number ...
03:16 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget YouTube Music Awards 2013 nominees revealed, voting starts today
YouTube has announced the shortlisted artists and videos for its first annual Music Awards, with the voting process starting today. Based on views and 'fan engagement', the usual internet suspects ar...
02:53 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Google announces uProxy: internet censorship avoidance in a browser extension
At its Ideas Summit in New York, Google revealed Uproxy: a service that aims to change the way people around the globe use the internet. A browser extension for Chrome and Firefox, uProxy can bypass ...
01:18 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Microsoft tries to clarify Windows 8 app support on Xbox One
Dell's been claiming that all your top Windows 8 apps could run on and be synced with the incoming Xbox One -- but Microsoft's saying that's not exactly how it is. According to AllThingsD, and echoed...
12:48 am -04 - Tue, October 22, 2013
Engadget Visualized: global DDoS attacks animated and mapped by Google
Earlier today, Google announced it had built Project Shield to help small websites stay online during DDoS (distributed denial of service) strikes, and it turns out the search giant also unveiled a f...
11:23 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 21st - 27th)
This week the MLB's fall classic kicks off as the Red Sox face the Cardinals. If you're not a baseball fan there's still other things to look forward to, with plenty of horror-related Blu-ray release...
10:06 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Surface 2 review, Google's Project Shield, LG's Chrome OS fixation 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 th...
09:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft repackages websites as Windows Phone apps in bid to lure developers
What do you do when your conventional strategies for attracting mobile app developers haven't always been successful? If you're Microsoft, you build web apps. The company tells ZDNet that it has been...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Mr. Postman brings snail mail to your smartphone
As a general rule, we're in favor of any gadgets named for one of our favorite girl group jams. We've also got a soft spot for those projects looking to send a little love in the postal service's dir...
08:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft has a fix for your Surface RT
After releasing and subsequently pulling a buggy version of Windows RT 8.1 from the Windows Store, Microsoft is offering a fix to affected users. Redmond has released instructions for restoring those...
08:07 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Netflix tops 40 million customers total, more paid US subscribers than HBO
Netflix's results for the third quarter have arrived and one of its most important numbers, the total amount of US subscribers (not including trial accounts), has reached 29.93 million, more than HBO...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 21st: MakerBot Replicator 2, Nikon D800
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 som...
07:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 press shot leaks, hints at big-screen, budget Windows Phone
Nokia's range of extra-large Windows Phones may not be limited to flagships like the Lumia 1520. Frequent tipster @evleaks has just posted a press image of what's reported to be the Lumia 1320, bette...
07:48 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 press shot leaks, hints at big-screen, budget Windows Phone (update: new image)
Nokia's range of extra-large Windows Phones may not be limited to flagships like the Lumia 1520. Frequent tipster @evleaks has just posted a press image of what's reported to be the Lumia 1320, bette...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus app for iPhone now supports Chromecast streaming
Chromecast owners got Hulu Plus app streaming on their Android devices and iPads at the start of the month. Today, it's the iPhone's turn: a newly updated Hulu Plus app lets those with smaller-screen...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget We're liveblogging Apple's 'a lot to cover' event tomorrow at 1PM ET!
Apparently Apple still has a bit of ground to cover after last month's iPhone 5s / 5c event. With the holidays heading our way, we're expecting some news on iPads both big and small, more concrete in...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget HTC One on T-Mobile finally getting updated to Android 4.3
First it was Sprint, now it's T-Mobile's turn. After the HTC One for Sprint got updated to Android 4.3 earlier this month, the T-Mo version is following suit. As promised, the carrier has started to ...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget U-Verse live TV streaming reaches Android, including tablets
AT&T's live U-Verse TV streaming has at last reached Android. Subscribers can now watch over 100 live channels from their Google-powered hardware, including more than 20 channels that are availab...
05:53 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Google's Project Shield helps small websites stand up to DDoS attacks
Yes, it shares the same codename as NVIDIA's portable Android console, but Google's Project Shield has nothing to do with gaming -- it's all about helping the little guy. Created in response to a Goo...
05:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Engineers: Engadget is hiring!
I'm guessing by the fact that you're reading this that maybe you like Engadget. What I'm hoping is that you also happen to be an engineer who loves working on highly visible, globally-used products w...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's got a Shield 2 in the works with a next-gen Tegra heart, and why G-Sync is a big deal
At least according to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.NVIDIA employees filled Montreal Marriott's Salle de Bal 1,000-person capacity basement ballroom late last week, where Huang announced a hat-trick of m...
04:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry resumes BBM launch for Android and iOS
BlackBerry is at last ready to resume its paused BBM rollout for Android and iOS. The instant messaging client should reach the App Store, Google Play and certain Samsung Apps portals within the next...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Unbounded Robotics introduces UBR-1, a one-armed semi-autonomous robot for $35K
Willow Garage is a company of some renown in the world of robotics. While it's known primarily for the bots it builds, the company may one day be more famous for its alumni and the spinoff firms it h...
04:27 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Protection Plus trademark hints at new take on extended warranties
Samsung already has extended warranties, but you'd be forgiven if you didn't notice them -- they're not exactly well-advertised. That may soon change, as the company has quietly filed for a catchier ...
03:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Sony offers a walk down memory lane with every PlayStation (video)
Whether you grew up in London or not, Sony's latest PlayStation 4 ad will assuredly trigger a memory or fifty of the past 25 years. The short video starts with the very first PlayStation and brings v...
03:28 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Verizon left security researcher hanging while reported URL hack revealed subscribers' texting history
Long wait times and a complete lack of transparency -- no, this isn't a story about a typical call to Verizon customer support. It's what happened when a security researcher discovered a critical pri...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Maxthon heads to Windows Phone with multi-device cloud syncing in tow
If you're a Windows Phone user who yearns for a browser other than plain ol' Internet Explorer, you have one more option starting today. Maxthon, which has already released versions of its mobile bro...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget iPad app lets you create DJ mixes from Spotify playlists
If you're a Spotify Premium subscriber, you can now move beyond simple crossfades thanks to the DJ Mixer for Spotify iPad app. In order to use it, you have to download songs from your existing playli...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Qualcomm takes the red pill, uses 130 HTC Ones to capture slo-mo Matrix moves
Don't lie: we know that at least once in the last fourteen years, each and every one of you have pretended you were in the middle of an action scene from The Matrix -- y'know, the slo-mo "bullet time...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Taking the cover off Apple's October 22nd event: What you can expect
Apple's iPhone event last month was undoubtedly crucial for the company, but it left quite a few would-be customers wanting more. Much of Cupertino's product lineup is practically begging for an upda...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook status updates, wall posting and payments currently down for some
Facebook appears to still be working should you visit its highly-trafficked URL, but attempts to do much of anything on the site this morning are fruitless. Repeated attempts by Engadget staffers con...
01:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Facebook status updates, wall posting and payments currently down for some (Update: Facebook says it's back to normal)
Facebook appears to still be working should you visit its highly-trafficked URL, but attempts to do much of anything on the site this morning are fruitless. Repeated attempts by Engadget staffers con...
01:33 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Dell's Project Ophelia Android stick shows up at the FCC as Wyse Cloud Connect
The summer passed without signs of Dell's Project Ophelia Android stick, but it at last appears to be getting close. The thin client has just surfaced at the FCC branded as the (now expected) Wyse Cl...
01:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c coming to Boost Mobile on November 8th
Apple and the Sprint-owned Boost Mobile aren't the best of buddies, but that's all set to change on November 8th. The carrier has announced that it'll be offering the iPhone 5c and 5s starting the se...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget ZBoard will sell you Marty McFly's hoverboard, minus the hover (video)
It's your kids, Marty! Something has got to be done about your kids! They get to October 21st, 2015, and they don't have any flying cars, hoverboards and, even worse, Jaws 19 still hasn't started pro...
11:57 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget LG looks set to launch its first Chrome OS devices
LG's tie-up with Google has been limited to Android in the past, but new evidence hints that the pair are teaming up for devices running Chrome OS. TMWatch has spotted that Lucky Goldstar has filed t...
11:44 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia's answer to the iPod Shuffle could look a lot like an iPod Shuffle
Serial party spoiler @evleaks has already shown us Nokia's forthcoming Lumia 1520 and 2520, but now he claims to have a leaked image of something much, much smaller. The picture shows a basic audio p...
11:44 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia's answer to the iPod Shuffle might look a lot like an iPod Shuffle
Serial party spoiler @evleaks has already shown us Nokia's forthcoming Lumia 1520 and 2520, but now he claims to have a leaked image of something much, much smaller. The picture shows a basic audio d...
10:28 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Netflix could have more paid subscribers than HBO by the end of the year
Netflix is about to pass a major milestone by having more paid US customers than HBO, according to a poll of analysts by Bloomberg. The streaming outfit, which was originally a DVD rental service, pr...
06:28 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget GarageBand could go free on iOS 7
GarageBand could be the next built-in app to go free on new iOS devices. Apple recently updated the icons for its iLife and iWork apps, and according to MacRumors the update page also notes that Appl...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface 2 review: a second chance for Windows RT?
We get the sense Microsoft wants to distance itself from the original Surface RT. After taking a $900 million hit on unsold inventory, the company held a press event where it saved the Surface 2 for ...
04:00 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review: a tablet that works best as a laptop
We could debate all day about whether the original Surface Pro was supposed to be more of a tablet, or a laptop with a detachable keyboard. Either way, we think we can agree on this: The original was...
02:56 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Atrix HD?
It's that time of the weekend when we encourage you to settle down with a strong pot of coffee, grab a pencil and pretend that you're a smartphone designer. This week's entrant is Motorola's Atrix HD...
01:04 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Lumia 1520 leaked by Nokia's Tmall shop with PureView camera, SnapDragon 800
Looking for more evidence that Nokia's about to unleash an oversized Windows Phone? You've got it: the company's official Tmall store (an online marketplace in China) recently published a product pag...
01:04 am -04 - Mon, October 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia leaks Lumia 1520 details on Chinese online store: 20MP PureView camera, SnapDragon 800 processor
Looking for more evidence that Nokia's about to unleash an oversized Windows Phone? You've got it: the company's official Tmall store (an online marketplace in China) recently published a product pag...
10:47 pm -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: HTC One Max review, PS Vita review, Apple confirms iPad event and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
08:43 pm -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget Windows 8 apps might sync and run on Xbox One, Dell website claims
The disparate ecosystems of Windows Phone, Microsoft's traditional desktop and the Xbox 360 left a generation of Redmond loyals aching for a more unified front. Now Dell seems convinced that one is o...
06:07 pm -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget iConsole.tv gaming PC to support SteamOS through its Android shell
Mobile Media Ventures' iConsole.tv gaming system is quickly turning into a jack of all trades, as the company now plans to support SteamOS through its PC's Android interface. Valve's TV-friendly plat...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: A PC pioneer
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.This digital device was released in 1971,...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week In Green: all-electric Batpod, sea serpent and an electric paper generator
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.Electric cars are the gold standard for green automakers, ...
11:37 am -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget Nintendo stops selling Wii consoles in Japan
That was quick. Just a few weeks after it became clear that Nintendo would stop manufacturing the Wii for Japan, the company has quietly listed the console as "discontinued" (upper right) on its Japa...
08:19 am -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget US Cellular finally gets the iPhone 5c and 5s on November 8th
If you've loyally stuck by US Cellular in the hopes of getting an iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s, your patience is about to pay off. On November 8th, the regional carrier will start selling Apple's incredibl...
05:22 am -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget All three Indiana Jones movies are finally coming to Blu-ray individually
Last year Paramount and Lucasfilm delivered The Complete Adventures of Indiana Jones (minus the TV series) on Blu-ray, bringing Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, and Last Crusade home in HD fo...
02:16 am -04 - Sun, October 20, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: how can I bring WiFi to my shed?
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 Jonathan, who has the age-old problem ...
10:15 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Report: Fat lady already singing for Twitter #Music
Twitter is reportedly planning to kill off its #Music service, just six months after launching it, according to AllThingsD. The #Music mobile app was an iOS hit when it first launched, but download l...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 10.19.13: A bird's eye view of Grasshopper, cyber poaching and why you probably need more sleep
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Rockets. Just the word sounds exciting. Rock-et. SpaceX's vertical-take-off-and-landing Grasshopper is ...
09:12 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Google hints at Chromecast expansion as its apps go international
With all of the focus on the imminent unveiling of a certain next-generation Nexus smartphone, another of Google's bestselling products could soon be set for a wider launch of its own. The company ha...
06:08 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Don't even bother trying to upgrade to Windows RT 8.1 today
If you're one of the few people who own a Windows RT tablet (don't all raise your hands at once, now), you just got a chunk of your Saturday back. Citing a "situation affecting a limited number of us...
04:43 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Google cracks open Project Loon's antennas, explains balloon delivered-internet (video)
Google has done an admirable job of demystifying Project Loon (that ambitious broadband-via-atmospheric-balloon initiative), but its latest video takes it a step further: tearing apart one of its bli...
04:43 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Google cracks open Project Loon's antennas, explains balloon delivered internet (video)
Google has done an admirable job of demystifying Project Loon (that ambitious broadband-via-atmospheric-balloon initiative), but its latest video takes it a step further: tearing apart one of its bli...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: Chris Hadfield's view from space, the coming robot barista invasion and more
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we thi...
01:22 pm -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget 'Google Play Newsstand' could bring digital newspaper subscriptions to Android soon
You can already download anything from TV shows to magazines from Google Play, so it's no surprise that newspaper subscriptions might come the future. Android Police tore down the upcoming Google Pla...
11:37 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Yes, Microsoft is working on a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone
When Microsoft said that it would release its Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS, it left many scratching their heads -- what, no Windows Phone version? There's no need to worry, though, as the c...
09:07 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget BBC's 'Moving On' will be the first drama to premiere on iPlayer later this fall
BBC's iPlayer is shaping up to be a workaholic's best friend for lazy weekends. This time, it's the fifth season of daytime drama Moving On that's hitting the service, which has also scored 30-day ca...
05:26 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Elastic Transcoder converts audio files now, too
Amazon set out to makes our lives a tiny bit easier when it launched its cloud-based video transcoder back in January, and now, it's expanding the service to audio as well. In addition to converting ...
05:26 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Elastic Transcoder converts audio files now, too (updated)
Amazon set out to makes our lives a tiny bit easier when it launched its cloud-based video transcoder back in January, and now, it's expanding the service to audio as well. In addition to converting ...
02:29 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft: no third party Xbox One headsets until 2014
The Xbox One may come with its own beefed up audio accessories, but audiophiles waiting on Turtle Beach's XO Ear Force headsets will have to wait: Microsoft won't support them until 2014. According t...
12:29 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 193 - 10.17.13
Want to go beyond the review for even more details about HTC's One Max? You've come to the right place, as Brad Molen and Richard Lai dive into all the details, from fingerprint scanning to battery l...
12:28 am -04 - Sat, October 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 193 - 10.17.13
Want to go beyond the review for even more details about HTC's One Max? You've come to the right place, as Brad Molen and Richard Lai dive into all the details, from fingerprint scanning to battery l...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts for iOS can call US & Canada for free, receive Google Voice calls
The Google Hangouts app for iOS is getting a major update this evening that gives it all new calling features on Apple's mobile hardware. Users can call phone numbers directly from the app itself, wi...
10:37 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: NVIDIA Gamestream, Playstation Vita review, an interview with Pebble 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 th...
09:44 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet and refreshed XPS 15 now available online
Dell introduced us to its Venue 8 Pro Windows 8.1 tablet and Haswell refresh of the XPS 15 earlier this month, and starting today both products -- along with two Venue Android slates -- are available...
08:58 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Lomography's Experimental Lens Kit spices up snapshots with your current Micro Four Thirds camera (video)
If you're after a little more creativity in your Micro Four Thirds shooting sessions, Lomography is looking to oblige with a trio of lenses aimed at just that. The outfit's Experimental Lens Kit offe...
08:19 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Dijit collaborates with 11 TV networks to remind you to watch their shows
Say you're surfing around online and come upon an interesting promo for a new TV show. You could stop what you're doing, find the show on your DVR and hit record, but most likely you'll just make you...
07:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Zelda edition Nintendo 3DS XL spotted in GameStop ad with $220 price
Americans wanting that flashy Zelda edition 3DS XL may not have to import a European model. If GottaDeal.com's leaked copy of GameStop's Black Friday flyer proves to be accurate, Nintendo's gold-colo...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Vita review (2013)
It's about time Sony's next-generation handheld got a redesign. Not that the new PS Vita is so different from the original models. The screen's no bigger, and it hasn't lost any backward compatibilit...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 365 - 10.17.13
We're back in the studio this week, but you'll have to get your Brian Heater fix while you can, as he'll be out for the next week or two. Dana Wollman and Joseph Volpe join our host to talk about Mic...
06:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Kindle Paperwhite 2nd-gen, Chromebook 11, and fitness trackers
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...
05:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Google and Abandoned NYC uncover the city's secrets with Field Trip app
Starting today, users of Field Trip for iOS, Android and Glass will be able to experience some of New York City's forgotten -- and occasionally creepy -- locations as Google's Niantic Labs brings Aba...
05:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with NVIDIA's Gamestream, the evolution of Shield's PC streaming tech (video)
NVIDIA Shield's PC streaming tech is impressive, but NVIDIA's Gamestream tech is even more impressive: employing the Shield's HDMI-out port, games can not only be streamed to the Shield, but also to ...
05:16 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Lenovo introduces the A10, its first Android-powered convertible laptop
Android has made its share of appearances on laptops before, but today Lenovo announced that it's taking a crack at the idea with the A10, a 10.1-inch notebook with a fold-back touchscreen display. T...
04:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift's John Carmack says a new Rift dev kit is in the works, sees consumer model running Android (video)
Oculus Rift's new Chief Technology Officer John Carmack says a new Oculus Rift dev kit is in the works and will arrive in developers hands before the retail unit ships some time next year. In an inte...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Pebble's Migicovsky: we're focused on software, not hardware right now (video)
"We future-proofed Pebble quite a bit," says Eric Migicovsky. "We put a lot of tech into Pebble because we knew that the watch we shipped to Kickstarter backers [was] what people were going to judge ...
03:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA reveals the GTX 780 Ti, a new 'high-end enthusiast' GPU
NVIDIA's news day apparently isn't over just yet, as the company just revealed a new graphics card: the NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti. It's apparently hitting retail shelves this November, and it's just one step...
03:04 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Aereo TV streaming arrives in Detroit on October 28th
Aereo spent much of the summer expanding its presence in southern states, but it's swinging its attention back to northern climes today. The TV streaming provider just revealed that it will launch in...
02:46 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's G-Sync is a module for gaming monitors to alleviate screen tearing
NVIDIA's head Jen-Hsun Huang revealed the G-Sync this morning, a module for gaming monitors that helps alleviate screen tearing and skipping issues.Developing ... ......
02:46 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's G-Sync is a module for gaming monitors to alleviate screen tearing (update: video demo!)
NVIDIA head Jen-Hsun Huang revealed G-Sync this morning, a module for gaming monitors that helps alleviate screen tearing and skipping issues. A variety of display companies are already on board, inc...
02:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's GeForce Experience will stream directly to Twitch, Shadowplay coming on October 28th
NVIDIA's GeForce Experience software is getting an update by the end of the year that'll add Twitch streaming directly from the application. The company says that its Shadowplay service, a DVR-esque ...
02:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA reveals Gamestream, a game streaming initiative powered by NVIDIA GPUs
NVIDIA announced Gamestream this morning, an initiative aimed at pairing the company's GPUs with streaming gaming via its Shield handheld game console. Company head Jen-Hsun Huang says the service ta...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget PSA: Amazon's seven-inch Kindle Fire HDX now shipping
The holidays are still a ways off, but the wait is (soon to be) over. The seven-inch version of Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX just started shipping. With a starting price of $229, the slate brings a new v...
01:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget PSA: Amazon's 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX now shipping
The holidays are still a ways off, but the wait is (soon to be) over. The seven-inch version of Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX just started shipping. With a starting price of $229, the slate brings a new v...
01:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Bing Sports and Weather apps for WP8 add notifications for more sports, weather
Plenty of Windows Phone owners enjoy sports beyond American traditions like baseball or football. If that describes you to a (golf) tee, you'll be glad to hear that Microsoft has updated its Bing Spo...
12:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Sony's Driveclub becomes second PS4 launch title to be delayed in a week
Sony has just announced that Driveclub, one of its original launch titles for the PlayStation 4, is running behind schedule and will miss the big day. The magnitude of this loss will obviously depend...
11:42 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Meet Raspberry Pi NoIR, an infrared camera board for low light photography
If Raspberry Pi owners wanted to use the device's camera board for nighttime photography, they had to engage in some extremely delicate tinkering, as the unit's IR filter was firmly attached. Until n...
11:10 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Elon Musk wants to put a Tesla engine inside James Bond's submersible Lotus
Tesla's CEO has apparently dropped $866,000 on the amphibious Lotus Espirit from The Spy Who Loved Me. His intent? He wants to turn the prop car (which never actually swam) into a true aquatic vessel...
11:07 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Future Sony smartphones could could recharge wirelessly in just an hour
Yes, it's futuristic, but that ponderous trickle of energy from base station to device isn't great for impatient types. Sony, however, thinks that it's solved the problem of slow wireless charging wi...
11:07 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Future Sony smartphones could recharge wirelessly in just an hour
Yes, it's futuristic, but that ponderous trickle of energy from base station to device isn't great for impatient types. Sony, however, thinks that it's solved the problem of slow wireless charging wi...
10:36 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Pencil on Paper: meet the stylus for FiftyThree's popular iPad sketching app
When you're the creator of an award-winning iPad sketchbook app, making your own stylus would be a logical move. Unsurprisingly, that's exactly what FiftyThree, the brains behind Microsoft's Courier ...
10:18 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget J.D. Power: Verizon is best carrier for iPhone users, worst for everyone else
Happy with your iPhone's service? That could be because you're on Verizon, whose iPhone customers reported the highest satisfaction in J.D. Power's latest survey. However, when combined with any othe...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Amazon gently hints this might not be the best time to buy an Apple TV
When we were kids, our mom told us never to take Amazon listings as evidence for anything. That retailer, she'd say, is so big and complex that its stock decisions can't be used to learn about new pr...
09:40 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Amazon gently hints this might not be the best time to buy an Apple TV (update)
When we were kids, our mom told us never to take Amazon listings as evidence for anything. That retailer, she'd say, is so big and complex that its stock decisions can't be used to learn about new pr...
08:07 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Archos unveils budget-friendly dual-SIM Titanium smartphones
Archos has revealed not one but four budget smartphones with humble specs to join its tablets in the Titanium line, making us want to break into song. The new Android Jelly Bean devices are named aft...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360's 'Games with Gold' becomes permanent, still no word on Xbox One version
Microsoft's Xbox 360 monthly free game promo, "Games with Gold," is being extended indefinitely. The program is essentially Microsoft's response on Xbox 360 to Sony's PlayStation Plus initiative on P...
05:19 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget MakerBot Thingiverse gets an iOS app for perusing 3D-printing projects on the go
Looking for your next 3D-printing project while roaming the streets just got a bit easier as MakerBot has released an iOS app for oogling creations in the Thingiverse. The free app allows users to br...
04:30 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Fujifilm launches mid-tier X-E2 and XQ1 cameras with fast imaging and WiFi
The refined image processing from Fujifilm's X100s and X20 is at last reaching more affordable cameras: welcome the X-E2 and X-Q1. The X-E2 is a direct upgrade to the X-E1 that brings the company's 1...
04:00 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Samsung finally offering the ATIV Book 9 Plus in the US with a 256GB SSD, Core i7
If you read our review of Samsung's new flagship Ultrabook, the ATIV Book 9 Plus, you know we mostly adore it: it's exceptionally thin, runs cool and rocks a best-in-class display. Unfortunately for ...
03:00 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 12:30AM ET!
We try to record the mobcast during the day as much as possible, but we'll be doing this week's episode later at night because our special guest is Richard Lai, Editor-in-Chief of Engadget Chinese! W...
02:37 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Wii U sales jump in wake of price cut, increased by 200 percent in September
It looks like Nintendo's Wii U is finally getting the shot in the arm it needs: according to the latest numbers, the console's sales jumped 200 percent last month. The company points to the Wii U's A...
01:39 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Screen for iOS now supports AirPlay and live video broadcasts
The Yahoo Screen application is still a relatively young one, but it's never too early to start adding more features to it. With this in mind, Yahoo revealed today that it's bringing AirPlay compatib...
01:13 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 listing appears in the Play Store, teases 16GB for $349
We still haven't heard anything official about Google's next Nexus phone, but tonight some people are already seeing the Nexus 5 as an option in the Play Store. Just among our editors, some see the o...
12:39 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Apple retains multitouch patent thanks to Patent Office ruling, forces competition to seek alternatives
Sorry, anonymous Apple multitouch patent challenger -- your victory isn't only temporary, it's also short-lived. The US Patent Office has decided to uphold patent No. 7,479,949 after tentatively inva...
12:16 am -04 - Fri, October 18, 2013
Engadget Facebook for iOS update lets you edit posts, add photos to comments
Stop the presses. A new Facebook for iOS update hit iTunes today, and it brings with it a handful of relatively minor features. Now, you can edit your posts and comments through the app to fix any eg...
11:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Sharp's Chop-Syc prototype asks you to chop veggies on a touchscreen
Generally, your choice of cutting board comes down to two basic options: wood or plastic. While there are plenty of subcategories (Flexible? Bamboo?), you're generally not presented with a list of sp...
11:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Peripheral Vision, Ubuntu 13.10, potential dedicated messaging app from Twitter 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 th...
10:48 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget AMD rides semi-custom business back to profitability, cites net income of $48 million in Q3 earnings
We had our doubts when AMD promised to bounce back from its second quarter slump, but the company has held its word, reporting a net income $48 million in its Q3 financial reports. Why the jump? AMD ...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Google still makes lots of money, Motorola doesn't, and Larry Page wants to spend more on 'speculative' R&D
"Great is just never good enough," according to Google CEO Larry Page. And on today's Q3 2013 earnings call, the state of Google mirrors its CEO's statement pretty well. Google itself is doing as wel...
10:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Remote Desktop apps for Android and iOS allow mobile access to stationary PCs
In order to keep that office-bound PC accessible on the road, Microsoft released Remote Desktop apps for both iOS and Android alongside the arrival of Windows 8.1. Now, users can navigate a Windows m...
09:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget O2 plays Willy Wonka with 18-carat gold HTC One
Mobile phone makers are really going for the gold lately, and some in a more opulent fashion than others. In keeping with the gilded trend, UK provider O2 is giving away an 18-carat gold HTC One to o...
09:25 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget User guide for Samsung's Smart Media Player confirms Netflix integration for the cable box
While Netflix is chatting up providers about anchoring its app on cable boxes, access to the streaming service's library will be available on the upcoming Samsung Smart Media Player (aka Smart Cable ...
09:25 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung Smart Media Player handles cable TV plus Netflix and YouTube, retails for $150
While Netflix is chatting up providers about anchoring its app on cable boxes, access to the streaming service's library will be available on the upcoming Samsung Smart Media Player (aka Smart Cable ...
08:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S4 now lets you talk to Samsung's Gear smartwatch with latest update
As Android updates have gone as of late, there really hasn't been much to get excited about -- not until we break into Kit Kat, anyway. But the rollout of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to Samsung's former f...
08:27 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget HTC launches trio of One-like Desire smartphones in China, one for each carrier
HTC is doing all it can to maximize its efforts in order to continue growing as a smartphone maker. And, although the newly announced Desire series may not exactly fit the company's flagship type, th...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Google rolling out 'I'm feeling lucky radio' to Play Music on Android and the web
There's something special about that moment when you discover a new song or artists to love. Now, perhaps as a way to make more of these moments possible, Google is bringing a feature dubbed "I'm fee...
07:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: Smart Power Strip helps you do home automation yourself
Seems like everyone's trying to get a piece of the home automation action these days. Question is, however, if pricey catchall systems are really the answer. Smart Power Strip offers a simple, afford...
07:28 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Lenovo reportedly considering a bid to buy BlackBerry
According to the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo has supposedly signed a non-disclosure agreement with BlackBerry to take a look at the Canadian company's books. Rumor has it that the Chinese manufacture...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Hulu officially announces its new CEO, former Fox exec Mike Hopkins
Hulu has had a tumultuous 2013, as it lost founding CEO Jason Kilar in January, then went through the sale process, again, before sticking with its original owners, again. Confirming last week's rumo...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Happy Thursday! We're back in the studio for another episode of The Engadget Podcast. This time out, Brian will be joined by Dana, Joseph and some moody blue backlighting, probably. Join us in half an...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget AT&T launches one-day tablet data pass, aims to bring internet connectivity to more vehicles
AT&T senior vice president Chris Penrose announced a new $5 day pass for data at the GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco today, with hopes that it'll compete against expensive hotel WiFi ...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget AT&T launches one-day tablet data pass, brings internet connectivity to Tesla
AT&T senior vice president Chris Penrose announced a new $5 day pass for data at the GigaOm Mobilize conference in San Francisco today, with hopes that it'll compete against expensive hotel WiFi ...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: NutriSurface helps you monitor dietary intake
Sure it's no HAPIfork, but the NutriSurface was created to ensure that you're getting the most out of your diet. The nutrition tracking gadget comes in two sizes -- coaster and chop -- letting you ma...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 008: Seth Lind on why radio won't die
"The death of radio has been foretold pretty much since its invention," Seth Lind explains. "Especially since the invention of television. Why would you listen to radio since the invention of televis...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Twitter considering dedicated private messaging app
The blue bird's been awfully busy since its IPO hit the books, and now it's reportedly considering a standalone messaging app. According to AllThingsD, sources close to Twitter say the company could ...
05:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Now you can watch Miley Cyrus ruin SNL on your Nintendo 3DS with Hulu Plus
Care to see a former Disney star shuck her wholesome image through the wonders of improv (and sheer tops) from the comfort of your 3DS or 2DS? Today, that questionable privilege is entirely possible,...
05:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget ZTE Nubia 5 hands-on (video)
In the US, unlocked devices like the Nexus 4 and the suite of Google Play editions are starting to become popular, as a growing number of consumers eschew the tradition of buying phones under subsidy...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: DIWire Bender
Desktop 3D printing has exploded as of late, and portable CNC milling seems to be leaving its mark on the maker community. So, what's the next big craze? We could certainly get behind wire bending. M...
04:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander lands with mostly minor tweaks
Just like clockwork, here comes the latest release of Ubuntu: version 13.10 Saucy Salamander. Like April's Raring Ringtail, this update is mostly about fine tuning the things that already make Ubuntu...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget A stable version of Ubuntu's mobile OS is available now... if you own a Nexus 4
After a long period of developer (and enthusiast) previews, Ubuntu 13.10 for smartphones, as well as desktops, is finally available as a stable release. The gesture-heavy, Linux-based mobile OS still...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: BlinkScan lets you scan multiple objects in a single go
So maybe its "scanning at the speed of light" claims are a bit overstated, but BlinkScan's capabilities are still pretty impressive. The peripheral scans, crops and straightens images in the speed it...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Growing Up Geek: Julie Uhrman
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have the founder of OUYA, Julie Uhrman!Growing up, ...
03:28 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet
Yesterday, we welcomed into the world the Miix2, Lenovo's fresh entrant into the eight-inch Windows 8.1 tablet market. So when we spotted this newborn slate at a recent Pepcom event in San Francisco,...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin semifinalist: GrowCubes help your produce flourish indoors
This NYC Resistor-designed food system provides just about everything you'll need to grow produce indoors, including rotating shelves that'll assure that plants get the best light possible and an aer...
02:29 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Hasselblad slaps some wood, $10,000 price tag on Sony's new A7
Let's imagine you've already crashed a Rolls Royce into a pool, flown to the moon and bought that "I Am Rich" iPhone app. What else are you meant to do with your cash? Well, thankfully, Hasselblad is...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget SwiftKey 4.3 update offers keyboard layouts you can resize, move and split
Nearly two months after SwiftKey opened up its Cloud to the public, the third-party Android keyboard is ready to push out another significant update. Taking advantage of the momentum it built with 4....
01:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget HMV finally understands this 'internet' thing, launches UK music store app
Having filed for bankruptcy and successfully avoided closure just a week later, British high street retailer HMV is hoping a new digital storefront will help it keep the wolves from its door. Under t...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Yup, Nokia's designing a watch too
Plenty of companies have been noodling around with the idea of wearable tech, but Nokia's always offered up some of the most eye-popping concepts. The latest application to reach the Patent and Trade...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Yup, Nokia's designing a watch too (update: video)
Plenty of companies have been noodling around with the idea of wearable tech, but Nokia's always offered up some of the most eye-popping concepts. The latest application to reach the Patent and Trade...
12:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget LG G Pad 8.3 available now for $350
Two days after offering up some UK sale info (and roughly a month after making its pocket debut in Berlin), LG's 8.3-inch tablet is getting official for the US. You can pick the G Pad 8.3 online now ...
12:39 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget MotoMaker scores iPhone transfer tool, ships Moto X with your data inside
Transferring contacts and data to a new phone is always a pain, but Motorola is trying to make the process a little easier. Now, users can order a new Moto X with their existing contacts baked into t...
12:07 pm -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon opens pre-orders for Kindle Fire HD and Fire HDX in the UK and Canada
Amazon just announced its latest tablets are available for pre-order in the UK and Canada. While the updated Kindle Fire HD will begin shipping in both countries on October 24th, Canadian customers w...
11:43 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Verizon nets $30.3 billion in revenue for Q3, $7.1 billion in profit
Verizon's third quarter figures are out, revealing the carrier took $7.1 billion in profit from a total of $30.3 billion in revenue over the three months. That slight increase total revenue over wire...
11:43 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Verizon celebrates Vodafone split with a million new subscribers
Verizon's third quarter results are out, and it's not suffering any malaise after its break-up with Vodafone, having landed 1.1 million new mobile customers and over 300,000 new subscribers to its Fi...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung proposes five-year patent lawsuit hiatus to escape EU antitrust warnings
Almost 20 months after the European Commission (EC) formally launched an investigation into its patent licensing practices, Samsung believes it has come up with an answer. Today, the EC published an ...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget PSA: Windows 8.1 update is now available as a free download for Windows 8 users
Today's the day: October 17th, the day Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 8.1. And right now, the minute this post first went live, is 7AM ET, the exact minute the OS update will start appearing in...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Acer intros the Iconia W4, its second 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet: brings a sharper screen for $330 (hands-on)
Once Intel shows off an unannounced tablet at one of its press events, the jig is up: the product may as well be official at that point. That's what happened with Acer's Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet,...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget PSA: Windows 8.1 update is now available to download
Today's the day: October 17th, the day Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 8.1. And right now, the minute this post first went live, is 7AM ET, the exact minute the OS update will start appearing in...
11:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Acer intros the Iconia W4, its second 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet: brings improved screen for $330 (hands-on)
Once Intel shows off an unannounced tablet at one of its press events, the jig is up: the product may as well be official at that point. That's what happened with Acer's Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 tablet,...
10:30 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Sharp converts TV plant to make more low-power IGZO smartphone displays
Sharp's IGZO displays make regular appearances at global trade shows, but have been less easy to spot in western devices, hardly ever leaving domestic Japanese market. That could soon change, as the ...
09:39 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Smart Bulb edges closer to launch as it gains US approval
Philips may be at the forefront of connected lighting with its Hue range, but could soon have a competitor in Samsung's "Smart Bulb," which has just popped up at the FCC. The Korean outfit first reve...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Sony Xperia Z1 courtesy of Expansys
You know what's better than the latest Sony Xperia Z1? A free Sony Xperia Z1, and that could be exactly what one of you lucky readers in the UK will be receiving -- courtesy of Expansys. What do you ...
08:07 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Freeformer industrial 3D printer creates complex items in batches, can combine soft and hard parts
Regular 3D printers (from pens to desktop models) debut quite frequently these days, but a new machine named Freeformer was created with industrial-grade manufacturing in mind. The device was designe...
07:18 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Facebook's Windows 8.1 app arrives just in time for launch
Now that Microsoft is finally ready to welcome Windows 8.1 into the world, it seems fitting for a major new app to join the fray. Yep, an official Facebook app has at last arrived for the Microsoft o...
06:24 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Instant Video apps for iOS improve AirPlay support, let users multitask
Amazon added AirPlay support to its Instant Video (US) and Lovefilm (Europe, iPad only) apps for iOS devices in September, and now it's pushed simultaneous updates to make it better. Both apps now su...
05:27 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget PS4 demo kiosks will let you try out Sony's baby, if you can find one
If you're itching to go hands on with the PlayStation 4's super comfy DualShock 4 prior to next month's launch, Sony has you covered. Today the company announced it's rolling out PS4 demo kiosks stoc...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Twitter's direct messages can no longer send links -- if you're unverified
Some Twitter users can no longer send links through the social network's direct message service. According to our early tests, unverified users are the ones seeing the issue, with unverified-to-verif...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Sending links inside Twitter direct messages doesn't work -- if you're unverified (update: is a 'technical issue with URLs')
Some Twitter users can no longer send links through the social network's direct message service. According to our early tests, unverified users are the ones seeing the issue, with unverified-to-verif...
04:50 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Sending links inside Twitter direct messages doesn't work if you're unverified (update: a 'technical issue with URLs')
Some Twitter users can no longer send links through the social network's direct message service. According to our early tests, unverified users are the ones seeing the issue, with unverified-to-verif...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Nikon D5300 is the company's first DSLR with built-in WiFi, ships this month for $800 (hands-on)
Nikon's been peddling a variety of wireless adapters throughout the last few DSLR refresh cycles. Little dongles like the $50 WU-1a enable WiFi connectivity for photographers who really need it, but ...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix GM1 looks classy, adds WiFi to your 16-megapixel shots
In an age of megapixel-heavy camera phones, the Micro Four Thirds format is becoming increasingly popular with those who don't want the trappings of a full DSLR, but want to take their photos more se...
04:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's Lumix GM1 looks classy, adds WiFi to your 16-megapixel shots (update: hands-on)
In an age of megapixel-heavy camera phones, the Micro Four Thirds format is becoming increasingly popular with those who don't want the trappings of a full DSLR, but want to take their photos more se...
02:44 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom leaked for AT&T
Itching for a better smartphone camera, but can't afford to buy an unlocked device? You're in luck: Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom appears to be coming to AT&T. Images of the AT&T branded smart cam...
01:57 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Netflix will experiment with DVD-style extras for originals, Android app gets UI tweaks
Netflix made a couple of interesting announcements today, the first of which should be most pertinent to the Android users amongst you. The streaming video company has updated its app for the Google ...
01:00 am -04 - Thu, October 17, 2013
Engadget Anki Drive brings iOS videogame racing to real life for $199 (hands-on)
Six years ago, when Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner were enrolled in the robotics Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University, they noticed that a vast majority of robotics and artif...
11:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 371 - 10.15.13
BBC news from across the pond makes its way into the discussion this week and Ben finds out that they play more than just The Killers over there. The Twitter and Comcast deal gets hashed out, Jimmy F...
11:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: GoPro Hero3Plus review, gdgt's best deals, Android KitKat tease 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 th...
10:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's convertible Yoga 2 Pro Ultrabook now available in the US, starts at $1,049
Many Ultrabook fans have pined for Lenovo's Yoga 2 Pro given its blend of a 3,200 x 1,800 display, long battery life and a slim profile. Those people can finally act on their impulses, as Lenovo has ...
10:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Google Offers Android app gets a new look and simpler redemption process
The Google Offers app for Android has been a bit behind the times when it comes to design, but today's update brings it in line with its brand brethren. The new version offers sidebar navigation and ...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Google Offers Android app gets a new look and simpler redemption process
The Google Offers app for Android has been a bit behind the times when it comes to design, but today's update brings it in line with its brand brethren. The new version offers sidebar navigation and ...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Oregon Scientific's MEEP! X2 kid-friendly tablet can be yours today for $150
After seeing it make an appearance at the FCC offices back in August, we knew it was only a matter of time before Oregon Scientific would begin loading shelves with the MEEP! X2. Today, the company m...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile launches trio of budget Android smartphones and an LTE hotspot
T-Mobile USA doesn't do anything by half measures, apparently -- it just launched four devices that address many of its budget- and data-conscious subscribers in one fell swoop. We'll break it down f...
08:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Skully P-1 helmet packs a heads-up display, rear-facing camera and Android to keep motorcyclists safe
Motorcycle helmets are a simple safety measure -- they keep your noggin safe from objects and falls that would otherwise do it harm. But what if your helmet could help prevent you from getting into a...
08:02 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Jabra adds Solemate Max to its lineup of rugged, wireless speakers
We've already met two speakers from Jabra's sneaker-inspired Solemate lineup, and today a third is joining the fray. The just-announced Solemate Max sports two tweeters, two woofers and a battery rat...
07:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Garmin's Approach S4 watch can guide you through over 30,000 golf courses, send notifications to your wrist
Sure, Adidas may have just revealed a smartwatch that's geared toward runners, but golfers too need some love from wearable makers. As such, Garmin just announced the successor to its Approach S3 gol...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 16th: Apple MacBook Air (11-inch), Samsung 46-inch LED Smart TV
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 som...
06:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Google Glass firmware teardown hints at a slew of intriguing new features
Google Glass wearers were treated to some new features with this month's XE10 update, but what's hiding under the hood might be even more promising. Android Police posted their APK teardown earlier t...
06:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber TV subscribers get Watch Disney and WatchESPN streaming
You'd think that Google Fiber would embrace streaming TV services when internet video is practically its reason for being, but it has lagged behind many conventional providers. It's about to catch up...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Researchers looking to submerge WiFi, drive demand for Google SnorkBooks
How to begin a new pitch about your underwater networking technology? You could start by comparing existing offerings to a "frightened toddler," seeing as how both parties share an inherent desire to...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Hitch a ride to Engadget Expand aboard Gogo's private jet
The team at Gogo is flying high lately both in the sky and on the ground thanks to its new hybrid GTO technology, which brings in-air download speeds up to 60 Mbps. To test the future of in-flight Wi...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget TiVo Premiere update coming with improved Netflix app, HD wishlists
TiVo's Premiere Fall Updates are about to roll out, and according to Zatz Not Funny, it'll bring some joy to streaming video users. The biggest change for most Premiere 4 or XL4/Elite owners will be ...
04:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget TiVo Premiere update coming with improved Netflix app, HD wishlists (updated)
TiVo's Premiere Fall Updates are about to roll out, and according to Zatz Not Funny, it'll bring some joy to streaming video users. The biggest change for most Premiere 4 or XL4/Elite owners will be ...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Vizio debuts its Co-Star LT Stream Player, an $80 set-top box for HDTVs
Today, Vizio announced its followup to last year's inexpensive Co-Star Stream Player: the Co-Star LT. While you won't get the same full Google TV experience the Co-Star supplies, this humble set-top ...
04:10 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Adidas announces new smartwatch for runners, available on November 1st for $399
Just a day after Nike announced the Fuelband SE, Adidas' head of interactive, Paul Gaudio, has just announced a new Adidas smartwatch at GigaOm's Mobilized conference in San Francisco. Primarily aime...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Lenovo intros the Miix2, its first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet; coming soon for $299
Remember when we reviewed Acer's (sorta crappy) W3 tablet, and assured you it wouldn't be long before we saw more 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets? Well, with that latest Windows update due out tomorrow, y...
03:53 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Google extends Chrome support for Windows XP until April 2015
If you have to keep using Windows XP for the next couple of years, you won't necessarily be stuck using an outdated web browser. Google now says that Chrome will get XP-compatible updates until "at l...
03:25 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Sony now lets you pre-order PS4 games from your PlayStation 3
Sony wants to make it easier for US PlayStation 3 owners to get themselves ready for the launch of its next-gen console next month. Earlier today, the company rolled out an update for the aging conso...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget GoPro Hero3Plus review (Black Edition): your action videos never looked so good
Got an adventurous spirit? A love of video? If either of those apply to you, then you're likely well-familiar with GoPro. Heck, if you nodded "yes" to both, then there's a chance you actually even ow...
02:31 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Nestle may be hinting at Android 4.4 KitKat launch on October 28th
We know that Google is fond of puzzles, and it may be using a few of them to tease the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat. Nestle's @KitKat Twitter account has posted two musical references (embedded after...
02:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Report: Microsoft to boost Xbox TV lineup with street soccer series
After snagging CBS exec Nancy Tellem and launching a Halo-based TV series with Steven Spielberg, Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios appears to be tackling a whole new genre. According to Deadline...
01:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget FlyKly's Smart Wheel snaps onto your bike for 20MPH pedal assist
In retrospect, lower Manhattan probably wasn't the safest place to try the Smart Wheel for the first time. Thankfully, the prototype wasn't operating at top speed when I hopped on, for that very reas...
01:01 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget EE launching 4G PAYG handsets starting at 130 for the Alcatel One Touch Idol S
EE may have rethought its contract plans, but it's also added a new option for those who don't want to commit to two years of bills. On top of the SIM-only pay-as-you-go options already available, th...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget EE to split two-year contracts into speed-based tiers, adds new data-only plans, and more
EE's temporary summer promotion, which increased data caps on two-year contracts for new sign-ups, was due to end before October. It didn't, however, and today's news suggests why. Starting October 3...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Oyster's subscription e-book service launches on iPad, goes invitation-free
Oyster's unlimited e-book service has been more of an exclusive club so far; you've had to read on an iPhone, and request an invitation just to get in. Both of those barriers are disappearing today. ...
12:43 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Sky's Now TV box hits UK retailers with bundled streaming passes
Sky's super-cheap Now TV streamer is losing its online exclusivity and is heading to the UK High Street. From today, the set-top box is available at Argos, Curry's and PC World, with John Lewis set t...
12:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Tweetdeck for Mac update adds composition pane, auto-suggested hashtags
Mac users are finally living in the future Twitter promised them back in August. The micro-blogging service recently updated the Tweetdeck Mac app to include the dedicated composition field the web a...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Scratch Wireless offers 'free' mobile service that uses WiFi for calls and text
If you've ever struggled with a monthly cell phone bill, you've probably looked for cheaper alternatives like prepaid plans from big box stores or startup carriers like Zact and Ting. Well, what's ch...
11:24 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay 3S to be the world's first phone with a 2,560 x 1,440 display
China's appetite for top-spec phones has apparently reached an all-time high. Vivo, the company behind the super slim X1 and the audiophile-friendly Xplay sold in the Far East, announced on Sina Weib...
11:03 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay 3S to be the world's first phone with a 2,560 x 1,440 display
China's appetite for top-spec phones has apparently reached an all-time high. Vivo, the company behind the super slim X1 and the audiophile-friendly Xplay sold in the Far East, announced on Sina Weib...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Akamai: DDoS attacks drop since Q1 2013, Indonesia marked as biggest cyberbully
The latest Akamai report on the state of the internet is out, and thankfully DDoS attacks have dropped since the last one. What's more, China's reign as the number one perpetrator was cut short by In...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Akamai: DDoS attacks increased since Q1 2013, Indonesia marked as biggest cyberbully
The latest Akamai report on the state of the internet is out, and it looks like DDoS attacks have spiked since the last one. What's more, China's reign as the number one perpetrator was cut short by ...
10:23 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget LG banner ads detect your Galaxy S4 or iPhone in order to bash it
Ad agency M&C Saatchi has come up with a rather dubious but clever way of marketing LG's G2 smartphone. Its banner ads sense your own handset and will taunt its shortcomings while suggesting, nat...
10:23 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget LG banner ads detect your Galaxy S 4 or iPhone in order to bash it
Ad agency M&C Saatchi has come up with a rather dubious but clever way of marketing LG's G2 smartphone. Its banner ads sense your own handset and will taunt its shortcomings while suggesting, nat...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Pyle announces sub-$100 Hi-Speed HD Sports Camera
What good is a hardflip, if no one was around to see it? Good news, then, that Pyle has just announced the somewhat self-explanatory Hi-Speed HD Sports Camera for exactly that purpose. The latest ent...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Pyle announces Hi-Speed HD Sports Camera
What good is a hardflip, if no one was around to see it? Good news, then, that Pyle has just announced the somewhat self-explanatory Hi-Speed HD Sports Camera for exactly that purpose. The latest ent...
09:17 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget WSJ reports Apple cutting orders for the iPhone 5c, invites you to speculate
Apple broke routine when it launched not one, but two new iPhones at its last event. Analysts, media and consumers alike have been quick to offer opinion on how that's working out for the firm. Not l...
08:25 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Feedly for Android scores 300 percent faster start time, raft of refinements
Google Reader stand-in Feedly has picked up a bounty of tweaks and features in its latest version, which just hit Google Play. Now in its 17th iteration, the app starts up 300 percent faster, boasts ...
07:03 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Walmart starts grocery delivery service in Denver, makes it easier to never leave home again (video)
Oh, boy. Local mom-and-pop shops in Denver aren't going to like this: Walmart's looking to increase pressure on local businesses by delivering groceries straight to your waiting arms. Yes, that inclu...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Sony RX10 features 1-inch 20.2MP sensor, 24-200mm constant f/2.8 lens for $1,300
Sony's growing its successful RX Cyber-shot lineup with an entirely new type of camera. The RX10 packs the same 20.2-megapixel 1-inch BSI CMOS sensor as the RX100 Mark II, and based on our experience...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Sony Alpha 7 and 7R: the full-frame mirrorless ILC is finally here!
Photo junkies, brace yourselves for some very big news. Sony has finally announced its much-anticipated (and leaked) mirrorless camera, debuting not one, but two feature-packed models. The $1,700 Alp...
06:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Sony Alpha 7 and 7R: the full-frame mirrorless ILC is finally here (update: hands-on photos!)
Photo junkies, brace yourselves for some very big news. Sony has finally announced its much-anticipated (and leaked) mirrorless camera, debuting not one, but two feature-packed models. The $1,700 Alp...
05:26 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Gittler's all-titanium guitar has no neck or body, demands more than the intro to 'Stairway' (video)
"An out of this world guitar playing experience." That's what Gittler promises from its aircraft-grade titanium axem and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production. Based on Alan Gittler'...
04:01 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Fitbug Orb fitness tracker priced at $50, can go up to six months between charges
The Fitbug Orb seems like a veritable shot across Fitbit's bow. This latest fitness wearable is priced at $50 and can go six months between charges, matching the Fitbit Zip's longevity and undercutti...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Olloclip four-in-one iPhone lens improves on its Kickstarted roots with better optics
Sure, apps can spiff up pictures with filters, but there's nothing like a hardware boost to take casual phone photography to the next level. When it comes to the iPhone, Olloclip makes some of the be...
03:11 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Verizon's LTE boosted in 'major markets' by new frequency, hits 80 Mbps down
The prospect of faster LTE over AWS frequencies has made Verizon lick its chops since late 2011, and now it's finally starting to sate its speed-demon appetite. Big Red has confirmed to PhoneScoop th...
03:11 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Verizon's LTE boosted in 'major markets' by new frequency, hits 80 Mbps down (update)
The prospect of faster LTE over AWS frequencies has made Verizon lick its chops since late 2011, and now it's finally starting to sate its speed-demon appetite. Big Red has confirmed to PhoneScoop th...
01:56 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Intel delays Broadwell chips to early 2014 due to production yield problems
We hope you weren't dead set on buying devices using Intel's Broadwell processors, as the company has delayed production of the 14-nanometer CPU line to early 2014. Fixes for early manufacturing defe...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 2013
Engadget Square Cash lets you send money over email, now open to US residents
That Square Cash service that was unveiled as invite-only about five months ago? Well, it's officially open to the public. As of now, anyone can send cold hard cash to anyone else just with a regular...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, October 16, 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. I...
11:32 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Yahoo's Q3 sees net revenue drop slightly, 'meaningful increases' in traffic
The Q3 earnings report for Yahoo is in, and even with earnings down 91 percent year over year (due to an infusion of cash last year when it sold part of its share in Alibaba Group) it held few surpri...
10:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Twitter's updated IPO plans reveal TWTR stock on NYSE, 232 million active users
Twitter isn't a public company just yet, but its updated S-1 filing hit today and showed how it's grown in the last three months. While it showed 218 million monthly active users by the end of June, ...
10:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: HTC One Max review, NikePlus FuelBand SE, Apple's October 22nd 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 th...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget SoftBank buys Clash of Clans developer Supercell, pushes into mobile gaming
Cellular carriers benefit from mobile gaming -- it drives some customers to buy high-end phones, after all -- but it's rare that networks have a big stake in the category. That changes today, as Soft...
09:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Google Maps update for iOS brings in-line route previews, tips for beginners
Not sure that Google Maps for iOS is suggesting the best possible route? Thanks to an app update, you'll know the truth at a glance. The new release shows miniature route previews with traffic overla...
08:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Twitter will now let you opt-in to receive DMs from people you don't follow
If you're active on Twitter, you're familiar with the following scenario: someone you follow sends you a DM, but your efforts to reply are stymied by their stubborn insistence not to follow back (whi...
08:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Intel posts Q3 earnings, sees modest growth in a tough PC market
Intel has faced a tough quarter or two as of late, but it's seeing a bit of sunshine today. The chip maker just posted third quarter earnings that largely match happier results from a year ago, gener...
08:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget One of the first mass-produced computers getting new life in UK museum
While Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob Smith were regaling America's youth with Western-themed puppet antics and the Cold War was starting to get serious, British businessmen were employing one of the wor...
07:49 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget 3D printing gets metal with European Space Agency's AMAZE project
If you're invested in the future of 3D printing, the London Science Museum was the place to be today, as the European Space Agency and its partners hosted a consortium to celebrate the launch of the ...
07:07 pm -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Farewell, and thank you
It's been a pleasure. An absolute pleasure. Over seven years ago, I gave up nights, weekends, and nearly every waking hour I could find in order to write about technology for anyone who would read it...
08:50 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS 30 stable build adds select, drag-and-drop features for touchscreens
Adventurous folks running Chrome OS beta have been enjoying the platform's new touchscreen functions since September, assuming they have a Pixel. Now, touchscreen text selection and drag and drop sup...
07:52 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Researchers fake sense of touch in monkey brains, hope to build a better prosthetic
Medical prosthetics have come a long way in recent years, but with a few exceptions, artificial limbs still lack the tactility of their fleshy counterparts. Scientists at the University of Chicago ar...
07:31 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Nikon goes after Polaroid, says the iM1836 is a dead-ringer for the J1
If you glanced at the Polaroid iM1836 and thought "You know, that looks a bit like Nikon's J1," you're not alone. Nikon, you see, is suing Polaroid's owner Sakar, claiming that the Android-running IL...
06:26 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Apple hires Burberry CEO to spruce up its retail operation
Cupertino's latest hire is an interesting one, especially when we think that about all those cool wearables that could one day take pride of place in Apple's online and physical stores. Angela Ahrend...
04:21 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Researchers achieve 100 Gbps over sub-terahertz wireless, set world record
100 Gbps over fiber is old news, but those same speeds achieved wirelessly? That's a first. Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have managed to use sub-terahertz waves (237.5 GHz, i...
03:04 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Bing searches on Internet Explorer 11 sped up with pre-rendered top result
Microsoft keeps adding features to sweeten the deal for its loyal search and browser users, with the latest addition bringing background-rendered pages to Bing when it's coupled with Internet Explore...
02:00 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash turns hexagonal fan concept watch into $109 reality (video)
Remember that time you submitted a script to Babylon 5 and it was accepted for a show? Yeah, didn't happen to us either, but apparently Tokyoflash has a much more open mind with its fans. It just lau...
01:11 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget NSA collecting email and messaging contacts worldwide, Yahoo moves to encrypt webmail by default
Don't think that the NSA's bulk communication data collection is focused solely on the communications themselves. The Washington Post has published more Edward Snowden documents which reveal that the...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Lavabit reinstates service briefly so users can download e-mails, change passwords
E-mail provider Lavabit shut down in August due to government pressure in the wake the Edward Snowden leaks, but it is apparently re-opening -- for a little while. A press release issued by Lavabit i...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, October 15, 2013
Engadget Lavabit reinstates service briefly so users can download emails, change passwords
Email provider Lavabit shut down in August due to government pressure in the wake the Edward Snowden leaks, but it is apparently re-opening -- for a little while. A press release issued by Lavabit in...
11:42 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 14th - 20th)
Pacific Rim is finally coming home on Blu-ray and in 3D, complete with a special effects showcase ready to give your A/V system a proper workout. Directed by Guillermo del Toro it's visually one of t...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG G Flex revealed, HTC's One Max, FIFA 14 for Xbox 360 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 th...
11:15 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Flickr previews new design for photo pages, gives pictures room to breathe
If you often find yourself digging for larger photo sizes while browsing Flickr, Yahoo's just outed a new beta design for image pages that should strike your fancy. With the new look, a 25-percent la...
10:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Fresh Paint update for Windows Phone 8 lets you finish artwork on your desktop
On-the-go Fresh Paint artists no longer have to finish their masterpieces on their smartphones. An upgrade to the Windows Phone 8 app now lets creators resume painting on their desktop, saving any pr...
09:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Imagination details Warrior P5600 CPU core, promises high speed in a small package
After teasing us this summer, Imagination is ready to provide full details of its first Warrior CPU core. Its new P5600 design centers on the MIPS Series5 architecture, which brings performance upgra...
09:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Netflix recruits creators of 'Damages' to premiere a psychological thriller original series
No one can deny Netflix is betting big on its original content -- and for very good reasons, mind you. In light of this, the video streaming giant is already preparing to premiere yet another series ...
08:36 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Seene for iPhone produces simple, shareable 3D photos
It's (relatively) easy to see 3D images on an iPhone, at least with the right equipment; producing those images is another matter. Seene's new iOS app makes that capture process downright trivial, ho...
08:05 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's open letter to customers: 'You can continue to count on us'
In a move that's about as useful as rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, BlackBerry has issued an open letter to customers and partners designed to quell their fears. Despite a recent spate of...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: More Tickets to Expand NY!
Engadget Expand is heading to New York City's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on November 9th and 10th. Sure, you could buy your own tickets (and at a pretty low price, we might add), but you can a...
07:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Snapchat has passed 'about a dozen' unopened messages to law enforcement under search warrant
Think those unopened self-destructing Snaps disappear forever unseen, too? Guess again. After detailing the timeline for how and when user messages are deleted in the spring, Snapchat says that it ha...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Delta Six gun controller final version revealed as it readies to ship this holiday season
It's been a long time coming, but the team behind the Delta Six is finally ready to begin mass producing its highly anticipated gaming peripheral. What you see above is the final version of the gun c...
06:34 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Nokia bundles free Netflix with Lumia 1020 purchases through Vodafone
With the holiday season fast approaching, it looks like Nokia is eager to bump up sales in the UK lest it get trounced by the competition. For Vodafone customers shopping around for a new Windows Pho...
06:03 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget ARM and eyeSight optimize gesture control for mobile processors
Hands-free gesture control is no longer a novelty in the mobile space, but the required processing power limits what's currently possible. More sophisticated input may be close at hand, however, as e...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage
Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying a new mobile s...
05:31 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Google readying 'Mobile Meter' app that offers rewards for tracking mobile usage (updated)
Google already knows better than most how we use the internet. Now it wants to dig a little deeper and monitor your app usage as well. Engadget has learned that the company is readying new mobile app...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Announcing the Insert Coin: New Challengers semi-finalists!
They innovated, you voted, we tallied, and now it's time to announce the Insert Coin: New Challengers semifinalists who will be joining us at Expand next month. The 10 contenders will be tabling at J...
04:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget IRL: FIFA 14 for Xbox 360
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. Soccer (exc...
03:59 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Sony's full-frame A7 cameras pose for clearer leaked shots
We caught a glimpse of Sony's A7 camera series just a day ago, but the low-resolution image didn't exactly show much. Thankfully, Digicam Info has just posted two leaked press shots that reveal consi...
03:22 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget US Cellular officially jumps on the shared data bandwagon
Everyone else is doing it, so why can't US Cellular. The smaller carrier is getting into the shared data plan field with a bevy of options for both consumers and small businesses. As we've previously...
02:26 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Twitter reportedly planning targeted ad network for apps and websites
Now that Twitter is almost a publicly traded company, it's under pressure to find meaningful new sources of revenue. That may include advertising outside of users' social streams, according to a new ...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget castAR augmented reality glasses hit Kickstarter with a clip-on that transforms them into a VR headset
When Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson were let go from Valve back in February, they didn't want to give up on the top-secret augmented reality project they had worked so hard on during their time as e...
01:47 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Xbox One Friends app gets detailed in video walkthrough
Are you a friend or a follower? In the world of the Xbox One, the distinction is based on reciprocation. Xbox sage Major Nelson has broken down the forthcoming console's Friends app, detailing the di...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Sonos presents Play:1, a pint-sized wireless streaming speaker for $199
Uncle Sam tipped us off that it was coming, and now, Sonos' latest wireless streaming speaker, the Play:1 has finally, officially been revealed in black and white. How much? $200 gets you into the So...
12:37 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Sky Movies comes to BT TV, hell braces itself for cold snap
With Sky and BT muscling in on each others business, the animosity between them makes Miley v. Sinead look like playground hijinks. Despite this, both recognize the growing threat of Virgin Media's N...
12:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPhone trade-in program hits UK retail stores from today
Apple has offered online trade-ins for the last few years, and now it's bringing its in-store version across the pond to the UK. The fruity phone flinger is letting customers wander into one of the c...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Windows Phone Preview Program to give developers early access to updates
Microsoft wants to not only make life a little easier for Windows Phone devs but encourage more of them to come into the fold as well, and a new addition to its development program known as the Windo...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft announces Windows Phone GDR3 update, adds 1080p and large screen support
It's autumn, which means it's time for Microsoft to come out with its latest and greatest update for Windows Phone. This year, however, the company isn't pushing anything as drastic or significant as...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Windows Phone Preview Program to give developers early access to updates (update: now live)
Microsoft wants to not only make life a little easier for Windows Phone devs but encourage more of them to come into the fold as well, and a new addition to its development program known as the Windo...
11:38 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget ASUS ET2321 Haswell all-in-one flashes slim design, optional NVIDIA graphics
ASUS AiO PCs have run the gamut from pretty versatile, like the dual-boot Transformer AiO, to pretty functional like the articulating ET2300. But pretty, period? Perhaps not so much -- at least not u...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S4 software leak offers near-final Android 4.3 build
Trying to jump the queue in the real world? Forget about it, all you'll get is a host of hostile glares. In the world of technology however, it's a very different story. For instance, all impatient G...
11:15 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S 4 software leak offers near-final Android 4.3 build
Trying to jump the queue in the real world? Forget about it, all you'll get is a host of hostile glares. In the world of technology however, it's a very different story. For instance, all impatient G...
10:08 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget HTC launches One Max with huge 5.9-inch display and fingerprint scanner
The bigger the phone, the harder it is to hide. After a slew of detailed leaks, HTC is finally ready to announce the HTC One Max: an enlarged version of the original One that boosts the size of the 1...
08:33 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Facebook acquires data-saving service Onavo to speed up its mobile apps
For more than three years, Onavo has plied its trade reducing internet costs for smartphone users. Facebook knows that data-shrinking is key to its founder's plan to connect the world, which is why i...
08:09 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c approved for China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier
Apple's mission to bring the iPhone to the world's largest mobile operator has apparently dragged on since 2007. Now, however, it finally looks as if Tim Cook's latest round of secret negotiations ha...
08:09 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c approved for China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier (updated)
Apple's mission to bring the iPhone to the world's largest mobile operator has apparently dragged on since 2007. Now, however, it finally looks as if Tim Cook's latest round of secret negotiations ha...
06:48 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget OmniVision template could lead to more Glass-like wearable displays
Not every tech company can afford to build a head-mounted display from scratch; thanks to OmniVision's new OmniGlass reference design, they won't have to. The template combines a 0.26-inch, 720p liqu...
03:45 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget How would you change HP's Envy Sleekbook 6z?
HP's range of thin-and-light notebooks like the Sleekbook 6z were designed to undercut the Ultrabook with cheaper internals. However, when the base model retails for around $600 and a bone-fide Ultra...
01:37 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex revealed in press renders, will launch next month
LG has admitted that "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays are already in production, and we've heard plenty of rumors about a device known as the G Flex which features the new tech. Engadge...
01:37 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex curved smartphone revealed in press renders, will launch next month (update: 6-inch display)
LG has admitted that "bendable and unbreakable" smartphone displays are already in production, and we've heard plenty of rumors about a device known as the G Flex which features the new tech. Engadge...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, October 14, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of October 7th, 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 m...
11:16 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Netflix apps could come to US cable boxes soon, Comcast and Suddenlink in talks
Over the last few years cable providers have begun rolling out cable boxes with extra features and internet hookups, but almost all of them -- even TiVo, when provided by a cable service -- have been...
11:16 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Netflix could come to US cable boxes soon, Comcast and Suddenlink in talks
Over the last few years cable providers have begun rolling out cable boxes with extra features and internet hookups, but almost all of them -- even TiVo, when provided by a cable service -- have been...
11:15 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Apple iMac review, BlackBerry Z30 review, Samsung's Galaxy Round 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...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Apple iMac review, BlackBerry Z30 review, Samsung's Galaxy Round 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, October 13, 2013
Engadget Switched On: A marriage of conveniences
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.A general love of the new notwithstanding, it has always been a bit odd that new flagship phones from Apple have drama...
06:32 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Sony A7 reportedly pictured in blurry screengrab, teases viewfinder
Remember that full-frame mirrorless shooter Sony's expected to release? Sony Alpha Rumors claims to have found an (admittedly low resolution) image of the fabled camera. The blurry shot shows a littl...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Artificial beats
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.Over three decades ago, this device helpe...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: pontoon bike, nuclear fusion and a power-generating merry-go-round
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.Our smartphones have become more than just an accessory --...
11:43 am -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget PSA: Nintendo 2DS now available to budget-minded gamers
Many gamers are focused on the PS4 and Xbox One launches, but we'd be remiss if we didn't mention a third that just took place: the Nintendo 2DS is now available in Australia, Europe and North Americ...
08:19 am -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Activision Blizzard completes buyback from Vivendi Universal in multi-billion dollar deal
Activision Blizzard recently bought back a controlling stake in itself from Vivendi Universal. The reacquisition was a joint effort by the company itself and an investment group that includes Activis...
05:33 am -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Sony preps portable and integrated stereo amps for its High Resolution Audio series
Sony began catering to well-off audiophiles last month with its High Resolution Audio series, but it left out portable music fans and those with existing audio systems. The company is covering those ...
02:25 am -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best way to get Skype on my HDTV?
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 Brian, who wants to video-chat in his ...
12:46 am -04 - Sun, October 13, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of October 7th, 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 sneak peek of HTC Sense 5.5, along with an exclusive ...
11:03 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 364 - 10.12.13
We didn't record in the studio this week because Brian and Marc were in Boston making our reader meetup a blast. Still, they tirelessly laid down this week's episode immediately afterward, along with...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 10.12.13: water found in deep space, lonely planets and Juno's fly-by
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.If this week's gaggle of science news gives you a neck ache, we apologize. That's because we're fully u...
08:47 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 prototype shown from all angles in leaked video
With pretty much every spec of the Nexus 5 already leaked, it was only a matter of time before it popped up prematurely in a video. The seven-minute clip shows the device from all angles and running ...
08:01 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget FISA court renews NSA permission to collect call metadata
News that the NSA collects bulk phone call metadata (phone numbers, call times and duration) from Verizon and other backbone providers initially leaked out in June. Since then PRISM, Edward Snowden a...
05:22 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with GestureWorks' Gameplay virtual controller (video)
With the exception of the Razer Edge, Windows 8 tablets are at a disadvantage when it comes to gaming -- most PC games are built with keyboard, mouse or a gamepad in mind. Although Civilization V and...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: Jeff Bezos' Everything Store, Twitter's tumultuous history and more
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we thi...
01:29 pm -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Camera showdown: iPhone 5s vs. iPhone 5 tested in the wilds of Patagonia
One of our favorite travel photogs, Austin Mann, snapped up an iPhone 5 and flew to Iceland last year in order to pit Apple's latest flagship against its prior king in a bitterly cold camera test. Th...
11:04 am -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Yelp updates iOS app's interface, launches mobile reviews for Android
Yelp's latest iOS update might be a minor one, but it could make finding new haunts and publishing reviews via mobile app easier. First thing you'll notice is that the familiar Home page's nowhere to...
09:27 am -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Internet infrastructure groups push for more independence from US monitoring
Internet overseers like ICANN, the IETF and the W3C aren't happy that the US strongly influences their operations, especially when it likes to spy on much of the world. Accordingly, several of these ...
06:06 am -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Cadillac ELR arrives on lots in January, starting at $76,000
If you've been saving your pennies in anticipation of the Cadillac ELR's pricing and availability announcement, it's almost time to smash the piggy bank. Come January, you'll have the distinct privil...
03:25 am -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 039 - 10.11.13
How many accents can Dan go through in a single Eurocast? We're not quite sure ourselves, but this time he's channeled his inner superhero. Lacking the same skills, Jamie decides to hijack every topi...
02:41 am -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1 for T-Mobile USA leaks in press shot
Americans may not have to wait long for a shot at the Xperia Z1, as frequent tipster @evleaks has posted what's reportedly a press image of the smartphone's T-Mobile USA variant. There's little new t...
12:48 am -04 - Sat, October 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft unveils three Xbox 360 holiday bundles for Xbox One refuseniks
Microsoft is no stranger to launching Xbox 360 holiday bundles, but it faces a new challenge this year -- it has to include games that won't make us wish we had an Xbox One instead. It may have achie...
11:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: BlackBerry Z30 review, Steam Controller hands-on, Google's new policy turns you into an ad 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 th...
10:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Google Play charts to show tablet-optimized Android apps by default on bigger devices
Google isn't done trying to improve exposure for tablet-optimized Android apps. As of November 21st, Google Play will default to showing "Designed for tablets" apps when owners of those bigger device...
09:28 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Google TV v4 close to release, hacked 'Android TV' ROM is running in the wild
News that the Google TV platform will get an update to Android Jelly Bean came at the I/O event back in May, but there's been little in the way of information since then. GTV Hacker team member CJ He...
08:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Unity game engine hits 4.2.2 with iOS controller support
The Unity game engine likes to take things in small steps. First it was adding Linux and Wii U support. Then Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10. Now that most of the major operating systems...
08:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Toyota plans mid-decade launch of anti-collision system and self-driving cars
In 2015, Toyota plans to make an advanced anti-collision system available to consumers, starting with Japan. The system uses sensors that watch for other cars, pedestrians and other obstacles and not...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Broadcasters take their case against Aereo to the Supreme Court
Fox may have been making an empty threat when it said it would go the paid TV route, if Aereo continued to stream its content online. But, that doesn't mean the broadcasters were just going to stomp ...
07:51 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon reportedly asking YouTube producers to offer short clips on Instant Video
Amazon has long made a big deal of selling bite-sized books, and there's new signs that it may extend that love of short-form content to video. AdAge claims that Amazon has been pitching YouTube chan...
07:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Fill your iPhone 5C's sad, empty case holes with CaseCollage's cat faces (and other stuff)
That iPhone 5C you've got outfitted with a swiss cheese-esque Apple case might've looked pretty fresh at first, but it's been a few weeks and you're starting to wish those holes had something a bit m...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Kindle Fire HDX, Momentum On-Ear, and Android gaming consoles
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet gets leaked in cyan
That Nokia tablet we've been hearing so much about? Just a couple weeks before its likely appearance in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World, we're now starting to see what it actually looks like outside of blur...
06:27 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet gets leaked in cyan (update: and red)
That Nokia tablet we've been hearing so much about? Just a couple weeks before its likely appearance in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World, we're now starting to see what it actually looks like outside of blur...
06:13 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget See the Steam Controller in action right here (video)
You've already seen the prototype Steam Controller in stills, but today we've got a video of Valve's new Steam Controller gamepad in action. The Valve employee in the video, ex-Sixense engineer and c...
05:55 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget AT&T to streamline traditional voice plans in favor of Mobile Share on October 25th
AT&T is planning to axe its traditional monthly calling and data plans for new customers -- both individual and family -- in favor of the network's latest shared data options, Engadget has learne...
05:52 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's brain-like processor is almost as smart as your dog
Biological brains are sometimes overrated, but they're still orders of magnitude quicker and more power-efficient than traditional computer chips. That's why Qualcomm has been quietly funneling some ...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Instagram's latest iOS update removes option to disable automatic video playback
If you're like us, you turned off Instagram's automatic video playback almost as soon as video became available. However, those who've grabbed the service's latest iOS app have discovered an unpleasa...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Instagram's latest iOS update removes option to disable automatic video playback (update: Instagram responds)
If you're like us, you turned off Instagram's automatic video playback almost as soon as video became available. However, those who've grabbed the service's latest iOS app have discovered an unpleasa...
05:24 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Instagram's latest iOS update removes option to disable automatic video playback (update: Android too)
If you're like us, you turned off Instagram's automatic video playback almost as soon as video became available. However, those who've grabbed the service's latest iOS app have discovered an unpleasa...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to start showing people's social and career info in Bing results
Back in 2011, the relationship between Microsoft and social analytics company Klout made it possible for some folks to take home a free Windows Phone. In 2013, though, it's all about Bing. To that en...
04:32 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android console will stream PC games to your TV
When Mad Catz made pre-orders for its M.O.J.O. Android gaming console live, it did so with a curious bit about support for PC streaming. But any mention was quickly removed from the site and, when co...
04:26 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Imprecise computers 'R' good enough for you, save power, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
You may have heard of probabilistic computing, a concept that relies on "good enough" calculations to save processing power. You may not know just why and where we should use it, however; thankfully,...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Thanks for coming out to our Engadget Plus gdgt Boston event!
Thanks Boston! We had a blast at last night's event at Space 57, our first-ever combined Engadget + gdgt meetup in Beantown. We got a look at the latest gear from companies like iRobot, Roku, TiVo an...
03:34 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Rockstar gifting Grand Theft Auto Online players $500K (in online cash) for ballin'
Rockstar Games sympathizes with your GTA Online woes, folks. The company's dropping two massive deposits of cash ($250K apiece) into player accounts in the coming weeks, and the first could be coming...
03:07 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Here's the retail packaging for PlayStation 4 and its many accessories
You probably could've guessed, but the retail box for the PlayStation 4 rocks the same blue and white color scheme Sony's been employing for some time now. That box and the packaging for the DualShoc...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget If you use Google services, you could become an ad next month
Google users, you're about to become shills. A major update to the company's Terms of Service agreement today could have some users' profiles showing up in ads across the web. These "shared endorseme...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 review
More InfoBlackBerry Z30 officialBlackBerry A10 may be the Z30BlackBerry Z10 reviewLet's be honest: it's not a great time to be BlackBerry right now. Each morning brings yet more news stories that hin...
01:37 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget TalkTalk launches a SIM-only mobile plan that costs less than a London pint
With 4G prices keeping LTE in the "luxury goods" bracket for many British mobile users, TalkTalk is trying to hoover up the cost-conscious consumers on the bottom end. The TalkTalk Mobile "Small" pla...
01:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Japan Display now making 1080p WhiteMagic LCDs, hints at high-end phones with bright screens
It's been hard to appreciate the brightness of WhiteMagic LCDs when they've been limited to lower-end smartphones like the Sony Xperia P. That shouldn't be a problem from now on, as Japan Display has...
12:23 pm -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Bond for iPhone sends gift notes hand-written by robots
Remember when domineering relatives would sneer at both your wrapping and penmanship when you gave them a gift? Thanks to moveable type, such humiliations are a thing of the past, but perhaps there's...
11:52 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S4 Mini leaked in bubble gum colors for AT&T and Sprint
We're not sure what happened to the alleged GS4 Mini for Verizon, which popped up a couple of months ago and still hasn't materialized. Nevertheless, here we go with some freshly leaked images courte...
10:46 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Sprint opens LG G2 pre-orders ahead of November 8th release
Already on sale for more than a month at AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, Sprint has finally revealed when you'll be able to get your hands on LG's G2 flagship. The operator today opened pre-orders fo...
09:47 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Mini Cooper hardtop gets parking assistance and collision warning systems
It feels like the last time we thought about the Mini Cooper, it was pulling bank jobs with Mark Wahlberg. Since then, the diminutive coupe has apparently outgrown its rebellious phase and is now thi...
08:55 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung is not buying a fingerprint scanning company, 'completely false' release distributed (update)
Between the iPhone 5s and the forthcoming HTC One Max, it looks as if biometric security will be the next big mobile battleground. Not to be done, of course, Samsung has just splashed out $650 millio...
08:55 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung is not buying a fingerprint scanning company, 'completely false' release distributed (updated)
Between the iPhone 5s and the forthcoming HTC One Max, it looks as if biometric security will be the next big mobile battleground. Not to be done, of course, Samsung has just splashed out $650 millio...
08:51 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Three more Android devices now support BBC iPlayer app's offline viewing
Only 11 devices supported BBC iPlayer's offline viewing feature when it arrived on Android, but now three more have passed the network's thorough testing process. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy ...
08:03 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget BBC releases rediscovered Doctor Who episodes as iTunes exclusives (video)
There are a few things that make Doctor Who fans wince in pain, none more so than mentioning the BBC's policy of deleting its archives of early '60s episodes. However, enterprising fans have scoured ...
05:50 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity video on-demand, Streampix apps on Android updated with HD video
After recent issues delivering video to some TVs, Comcast has fixed those and is also improving the experience available through its video apps on Android. The Xfinity TV Player video on-demand app a...
03:40 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Extended range BMW i3 to cost $45,300, will drive twice as far
Toying with the idea of taking BMW's first all electric vehicle on a road trip? You might want to look into its extended range options. For an additional $3,950 on top of the BMW i3's $41,350 base pr...
02:11 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget PS3 USB headsets won't work with PS4 at launch, patch to come 'in the future'
If you were planning to use a PlayStation Pulse headset with your PS4 at launch, Sony has some bad news. Until there's a system update "in the future" (still time to fix it before November, guys!) yo...
12:54 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget QSAlpha in talks to bring Quasar IV smartphone to China Mobile
A couple weeks ago we covered a new Indiegogo campaign from QSAlpha, a company aiming to produce a super-encrypted smartphone (along with a software-based platform for standard Android users as well)...
12:00 am -04 - Fri, October 11, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Fitbit Force fitness watch, Twitter's Event Parrot, Pantech Vega Secret Note 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 th...
10:56 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Singing Machine wants to elevate your late-night karaoke party
Money can't buy you class, but it can buy you this classy looking karaoke machine. Starting later this month, the Singing Machine Home will be available for $299 via Best Buy, online and in stores. T...
09:47 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Azerbaijan ballot app purportedly shows results before voting even starts
Many have accused Azerbaijan's government of running a fake democracy, and the administration hasn't helped its image with its official election app for Android and iOS. Citizens who downloaded the c...
09:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's got three new Wii U bundles for UK dance parties
You're hosting a dance/Italian plumber enthusiasts party at your United Kingdom-based flat and need entertainment -- we totally get it. And so does Nintendo, apparently, as the game maker is bringing...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Unu Android-powered 'entertainment hub' tablet ships in November for $200
As things often go with such products, the Unu tablet/game console/home entertainment center combo is a bit delayed. The Android device, which was originally scheduled to ship this summer, is now set...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Instagram for Android update adds photo straightening, enhanced video control
iPhone users with Instagram version 4.1 have had the ability to straighten photos for a couple of months now, but Android smartphone owners are a bit behind the curve when it comes to sorting out cro...
07:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Google and NASA make a short film to explain their quantum computing lab
Google and NASA made much ado of their Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab when it launched in May, but they said little about how it works or its long-term goals. The two organizations are shedding ...
07:51 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget NBC News SVP, Vivian Schiller, reportedly headed to Twitter
According to a report from AllThingsD, Vivian Schiller, the senior vice president and chief digital officer of NBC News, is set to become the head of news at Twitter. The site's sources say Schiller'...
07:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry co-founders considering bid for all or part of the company
There were a number of reports last month that RIM/BlackBerry co-founder Mike Lazaridis was at least thinking about putting in a bid of his own for the company, and an SEC filing published today has ...
07:12 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Bose intros SoundTouch WiFi music systems, makes home audio more like a car stereo
Bose is out to take on the likes of Sonos with its new SoundTouch WiFi music systems. The speakers rely on a free SoundTouch app that acts as a simple controller for all of your favorite music. It pu...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Twitter's tablet-optimized Android app is official, but limited to Samsung devices for now
Do you remember that that previously leaked Twitter app for Android tablets? Yep, it's now official. As expected, the app provides a landscape view that shows both the Twitter timeline and content fr...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Twitter's tablet-optimized Android app is official, but limited to Samsung devices for now (updated)
Do you remember that that previously leaked Twitter app for Android tablets? Yep, it's now official. As expected, the app provides a landscape view that shows both the Twitter timeline and content fr...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 192 - 10.10.13
Just what is Pocketnow's Taylor Martin carrying in his "nerd bag" lately? This week Brad aims to find out. From there, it's all about the best things to come this fall: wearables, curved displays, fi...
06:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget XCOM: Enemy Unknown gets multiplayer, half-price sale on iOS
If $20 was too high an asking price for the iOS serving of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, good news: the game's currently half price, at just $10. What's better is that it's just received an update as well, wh...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Reminder: Insert Coin voting ends tonight at 11:59PM PT!
What's that? You say you haven't voted for the second Insert Coin: New Challengers? What are you waiting for -- voting wraps up tonight at 11:59PM PT / 2:59AM ET. The competition was one of the highl...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly developing cookie alternative to track activity across devices
Last month brought word of Google's AdID effort to replace the aging cookie as a way to track people's activity on the internet, and it looks like Microsoft also has an alternative of its own in the ...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 006: Tyler DeAngelo - 'wasting time is an important piece of innovation'
"There's something we miss when everything becomes virtual and goes online," says Tyler DeAngelo. "Tactile-ness gives it something that is more interesting and a deeper connection and makes it more m...
04:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates its Outlook.com Android app with server-side search, vacation replies
If you're one of those non-conformists who uses Microsoft's Outlook.com email service on an Android phone, you'll definitely want to hit up the source link at the bottom of this post: Microsoft just ...
03:53 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Pinterest launches an Android widget, but only for Telefonica customers
If you can't stop checking Pinterest while on the road, today's your lucky day... provided that you subscribe to the right cellular carrier, that is. Pinterest has just released an Android widget tha...
02:42 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Valve hosting first Steam Dev Days game developer conference in January 2014
Following Valve's trio of announcements last month, from SteamOS to Steam Machines and a brand new, bizarre controller, the gaming company revealed that its hosting a Steam development conference nex...
02:13 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Pantech Vega Secret Note includes fingerprint reader, stylus and the kitchen sink
Don't look now, but Pantech just managed to combine five hot smartphone trends in one device. Its new, 5.9-inch Vega Secret Note centers on a fingerprint reader that hides personal info. However, tha...
01:41 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget LG unveils the G Pro Lite with 5.5-inch 960 x 540 display and mediocre specs
Remember that supposedly affordable relative of LG's Optimus G Pro that surfaced online at the beginning of the month? Well, it's now official and as suspected, it's called the G Pro Lite. It's no fl...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Aereo pushes back Android TV streaming app launch to October 22nd
Considering that the launch of its Android app was meant to happen last month, it's no surprise to see Aereo push the date back by a few weeks. The broadcaster-baiting online TV service will now laun...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Dropcam Pro launched with better optics, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth for $199 (hands-on)
Before 2012, Dropcam was a software outlet famous for integrating its camera tech into other people's hardware. However, it knew that in order to grow, the company needed to get into the hardware bus...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Fitbit Force fitness and sleep tracking watch officially announced, launching soon for $130
Well, Fitbit had a little trouble keeping the wraps on its Force activity tracking watch. But the company is ready to officially unveil its latest wearable and plans to launch it in the coming weeks ...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Chinese students allegedly forced to build PS4s at Foxconn for school credit
Not all internships are as easy as making coffee in exchange for a glowing reference. In fact, according to Chinese media, over 1,000 students from the Xi'an Institute of Technology have been working...
12:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's high-capacity Wii U GamePad battery lands in the UK and Germany
If you spend your days tutting at the Wii U GamePad's underwhelming battery life, then you were probably annoyed to see Nintendo launch a 2,550mAh power pack in Japan. Thankfully, however, that same ...
11:31 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget BT taps EE for own-brand 4G network
More than ten years after it sold its shares to O2 and exited the consumer mobile market, BT may soon make a comeback as a UK carrier. The company announced today that it has signed an multi-year agr...
10:49 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget CenturyLink heads to Las Vegas, brings gigabit internet to Sin City
Starting this fall, some citizens of Las Vegas will be able to delight in lightning fast broadband speeds as CenturyLink brings its fiber network to a select few neighborhoods. Back in May, the compa...
09:33 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Twitter's Event Parrot claims to be an experiment in breaking news alerts (update: confirmed)
Wondering what's next for Twitter? TechCrunch points out a mysterious account called @EventParrot that may hold an answer, with its profile promising "direct messages that help you keep up with what'...
07:59 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget HTC One Max offers up a spec list, gains Chinese approval
Another downside of the Washington brouhaha is that the FCC is shut down, sending us scouring its foreign equivalents for tidbits about new hardware. The latest concerns HTC's worst-kept secret, the ...
07:00 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Acer details Haswell-based C720 Chromebook, begins pre-orders at $250
Acer was only willing to tease its Haswell-powered Chromebook at last month's Intel Developer Forum, but it's ready to spill the beans today. Now called the C720, the 11.6-inch system revolves around...
05:08 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget doubleTwist Sync for Windows adds new interface and syncing options
It might not have gotten a Holo makeover, but doubleTwist for Windows has still scored a major update that includes a fresh UI, additional syncing options and a brand new name. Now aptly called doubl...
04:19 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget NTT Docomo's winter lineup arrives, includes Sony Xperia Z1 mini and Samsung Galaxy J
As is tradition this time of year, NTT Docomo's annual winter/spring lineup has just fallen in our laps, unveiling a slew of devices that includes ten smartphones, a tablet, two feature phones, a pho...
03:42 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Pressy stretch funding goal promises one-button screen capture-and-edit
With four days left in its campaign, Pressy -- the one-button Android controller that plugs into your headphone jack -- is still going strong on Kickstarter. If the gizmo hits $650,000 in funding by ...
02:50 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Synaptics' new acquisition could bring fingerprint readers to most laptops
If you hadn't heard, fingerprint readers are in vogue these days. Synaptics clearly knows it: the company just acquired Validity, a firm that specializes in finger-based authentication. The $92.5 mil...
02:32 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget AT&T says Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 will get Amber update starting tomorrow
AT&T subscribers with Lumia 820 and 920 smartphones have had to wait a long time to get their Nokia Amber update, but it's at last on the way. The carrier tells customers in its Community Forums ...
01:53 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Final Fantasy VI to arrive on iOS and Android this winter
Color us (not) surprised: after releasing FFIV and FFV on iOS and Android, Square Enix will follow up its mobile gaming efforts with Final Fantasy VI this winter. Veteran fans might miss the game's o...
01:27 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 370 - 10.09.13
If there's one thing to take away from this week's podcast it's that Ben's fantasy football picks finally performed positively. Well, that plus hints the next few months will be very interesting, tha...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Rogers caves to demand, will carry the BlackBerry Z30 after all
In a rather surprising about-face, Rogers announced today that despite earlier assertions to the contrary, the Canadian carrier will, indeed, carry the newly announced BlackBerry Z30. It initially to...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, October 10, 2013
Engadget Gartner and IDC: PC shipments continued to slide in Q3, but the worst may be over
The PC market has been on the decline for the past year, but there are new hints that the situation is improving -- if only slightly. Both Gartner (shown here) and IDC estimate that worldwide compute...
11:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: HP Chromebook 11 review, Samsung's Galaxy Round, a gold 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 th...
10:57 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile details free global data and texting for Simple Choice customers
Phase one was abolishing traditional two-year contracts and subsidies, phase two was the Jump "anytime upgrade" program... so what does T-Mobile have in store for its third Uncarrier announcement? As...
10:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile teases global data roaming plans via its official site
We still haven't heard exactly what Shakira and CEO John Legere have up their sleeves today, but T-Mobile decided to offer a sneak peek to its online visitors. As you can see in the image above, whic...
10:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget HTC One Max specs reportedly include Snapdragon 600 chip, Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5
The One Max is far from being HTC's best kept secret -- we've seen leak after leak of the rumored larger-than-most device over the past few weeks. To make things better (or worse, depending on who yo...
09:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 9th: HP Envy TouchSmart 15-inch laptop, AudioSource SB121 ultra-slim soundbar
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 som...
08:51 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Nintendo opens online shop in the UK: offers free delivery, limited edition exclusives and extended warranties
Nintendo's cutting out the middleman and going straight to consumers. Today, the company's UK outfit launched a full-fledged online shop that aims to sell a range of games and consoles from its exist...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Google Maps preview now handles multi-point routes, upcoming events
When the Google Maps web preview launched, it omitted the previous version's multi-point directions -- a big setback for tourists and other frequent travelers. Much to our relief, the company just br...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget HP Chromebook 11 review: is this $279 Chrome OS laptop really for everyone?
We've seen Chromebook prices get cheaper and cheaper, but the majority opinion appears to remain the same: they're nice laptops in theory, but they don't cut it in the real world. Interesting, then, ...
07:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad A10 leaks reveal a cheap, convertible Android laptop
If convertible Lenovo PCs like the Yoga 2 Pro are well beyond your price range, we have good news. The company has prematurely uploaded PDF manuals that reveal the IdeaPad A10, a 10.1-inch Android 4....
07:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile reportedly set to unveil global data plans with service in 100Plus countries
Could this be the global data plan of our dreams? A fan site for Shakira, the artist set to perform at T-Mobile's UnCarrier event tonight, published a teaser on its Facebook page today. The image abo...
07:34 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile reportedly set to unveil global data plans with service in 100Plus countries (updated)
Could this be the global data plan of our dreams? A fan site for Shakira, the artist set to perform at T-Mobile's UnCarrier event tonight, published a teaser on its Facebook page today. The image abo...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Toyota and game devs team up on CorollaCade, an arcade machine that uses the Oculus Rift
What happens when you take Toyota's money, a team of game developers, an Oculus Rift, an aging driving game arcade machine setup, and throw them all together? You get "CorollaCade," the embarrassingl...
06:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Google Drive updates Slides with custom themes, widescreen presentations
Users of Google Drive will be happy to know that today brings a handful of improvements to Slides, though the update is relatively minor. As you can see in the image above, slides will now be set to ...
06:19 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Foursquare's real-time recommendations now being pushed to iOS
This past summer, Foursquare announced a soft rollout of a new real-time recommendation feature for Android users. And now, it's headed to iOS. As part of a new software update, a "small batch" of us...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Pinterest's promoted pins are just a preview, not paid-for promos... yet
Pinterest, like all social networking startups, needs to make money at some point. And if you've been following the company's progress lately, you should be aware that promoted pins -- a cuter way of...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Archos GamePad 2 tablet gets official, ships to the US in Q4 for $200
That was fast -- just days after a retailer's leak, Archos has announced the GamePad 2. As hinted earlier, the second-generation gaming tablet is a big improvement over the original. The 7-inch slate...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast, live at 3PM ET!
Curved Galaxy phones, upcoming Apple events, suspiciously familiar Samsung commercials, and a generous helping of Nexus 5 leaks. The subject material overfloweth, but who's going to join Brad on the ...
04:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Vevo outfits Samsung Smart TVs with native app, HD music videos and more in tow
Perusing music selections in video form with Vevo is about to get easier for owners of Samsung Smart TVs. The streaming content provider has announced an app that brings HD music videos, live perform...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft pays $100,000 bounty for discovery of Windows 8.1 exploit
Microsoft said it would pay up to a $100,000 bounty to researchers who found exploits in Windows 8.1, and it's putting its money where its mouth is. The company just paid the full hundred grand to Co...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Sony tried including PlayStation 4 Eye camera at $399, may include in future bundles
The $100 difference between the Xbox One's $500 launch price and the PlayStation 4's $400 launch price comes down to Sony's PlayStation 4 Eye: the motion and voice-sensing peripheral that acts very m...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Twitter's new Comcast deal could have you watching TV from tweets
Twitter's making a broader push into your TV room -- if you're a Comcast cable subscriber, that is. The cabler's just inked a deal with Twitter that should see the addition of a "See It" button appea...
03:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Good Old Games sympathizes with furloughed workers, offers free games
Furloughed workers of America, Good Old Games feels your pain. You're home, not necessarily getting paid, and you may be running out of land to explore in Grand Theft Auto V's vast expanses. Luckily,...
02:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Lovefilm updates LG Smart TV app with better search and Watchlist support
Sure, it's great to have thousands of movies and TV shows at your fingertips, but finding the right one can be a total pain. That's one of the reasons why Amazon's Lovefilm has pushed live a new upda...
02:16 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Dragon Quest series coming to Android and iOS this winter
If a Metal Slime handset wasn't enough mobile-based Dragon Quest news for you, Square Enix has more to share. The firm recently announced that it's bringing the first eight Dragon Quest titles to And...
01:52 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget NYC's Taxi of Tomorrow hits a roadblock, judge rules city overreached its authority
Mayor Bloomberg, New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) and Nissan have been working to bring the NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" to the Big Apple since 2011, but it looks like its planned October 2...
01:27 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Firefox OS 1.1 arrives, bearing MMS support and performance enhancements
Firefox OS is unquestionably a work in progress, but with a point upgrade a few weeks after launch (and the release of the ZTE Open), at least we can confirm that Mozilla is, in fact, putting the wor...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget LaCie and Porsche Designs reveal USB 3.0 thumb drive, flash storage never looked faster
LaCie and Porsche Designs are at it again, but this time their storage collaboration has a slightly smaller footprint. The companies' latest effort is a brushed steel USB 3.0 thumb drive that's avail...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Maingear rolls out Battlefield 4-themed gaming PCs with Radeon R9 graphics
Do you like Battlefield so much that you bleed blue and orange? You'll like Maingear's new Battlefield 4-branded Shift (pictured at left) and F131 (right) gaming PCs, then. Both special editions will...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget ColecoVision project promises officially licensed gaming nostalgia (video)
Rantmedia Games has a knack for rekindling childhood gaming memories -- see its uncannily accurate Vectrex Regeneration as proof. We're glad to hear, then, that the developer wants to revive our nost...
12:40 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Apple bringing iPhone 5s and 5c to more than 35 countries by November 1st
Apple appears to weathered its iPhone supply issues because its newest smartphones are set to go on a world tour. The company announced today that it will launch the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in Italy,...
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Leaked Samsung flip-phone flexes muscles with Snapdragon 800 CPU
Samsung's recent foray into flip-phones with the Hennessy and Golden is no joke, judging by a new model leaked from China's Tenaa certification body. The SM-W2014 features the latest Snapdragon 800 p...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Avegant's head-mounted virtual retinal display offers brilliant definition, we go hands-on (video)
We've never seen a product quite like this, and for Avegant, that's very good news. The startup's prototype virtual retinal display (VRD) delivers insanely sharp definition and a realistic image even...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget 18 carat gold HTC One is already scuffed (and not by us)
It turns out that 18 carat gold is slightly too soft to be a sensible material for smartphones. We've been hands-on with one of just five MOBO-branded gold HTC Ones, which are evidently a lot less su...
11:15 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the 18 carat gold-plated HTC One
It turns out that 18 carat gold is slightly too soft to be a sensible material for smartphones. We've been hands-on with one of just five MOBO-branded gold HTC Ones, which are evidently a lot less su...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Oppo phone, not Nexus 5, will be first to nab DigitalOptics' speedy MEMS camera
DigitalOptics has just announced that its MEMS multi-focus camera unit will arrive first on an Oppo handset, calling reports that it might first come to a rumored LG Nexus 5 "inaccurate." It added th...
09:03 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Flickr app gains auto-upload feature in iOS 7 update
With several recent major updates including a grid UI and filters, Flickr is far from languishing in Yahoo's hands. Another refresh has just arrived for iOS 7, bringing automatic uploading from your ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget BBC Playlister web client launches later today in beta
Well, that was quick. Having announced its new Playlister service yesterday, the BBC's now said it's launching later today. The beta web client won't just work nicely on PCs, it'll also be optimized ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget BBC Playlister web client launches today in beta
Well, that was quick. Having announced its new Playlister service yesterday, the BBC's now said it's launching later today. The beta web client won't just work nicely on PCs, it'll also be optimized ...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget BBC Playlister web app launches today as an open beta
Well, that was quick. Having announced its new Playlister service yesterday, the BBC's now said it's launching later today. The beta web client won't just work nicely on PCs, it'll also be optimized ...
08:43 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget iKettle brings high-tech to tea for a mere $160
Remember that internet-of-things they keep talking about? There's now a new "thing," namely the iKettle, a $160 appliance that sends you a missive when your water boils or hits that perfect temperatu...
06:33 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access hits Mexico, Canada jealous in most friendly way possible
Another week passes, another country gets Google's blessing for its music locker and streaming service. This time out, Google Play Music All Access is hitting our neighbors to the south, Mexico. Just...
05:43 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Quasar IV encrypted phone begins production, slated for Q2 2014 release
By the looks of it, Quasar IV's Indiegogo campaign won't reach its $3.2 million goal -- not when it's only been able to raise a small fraction of that amount with so little time left. Even so, the su...
05:17 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Skype for Android scores enhanced video call quality, new UI on tablets
Despite its super-short changelog, the latest version of Skype for Android has scored two major updates: better video quality and a new tablet interface. The VoIP provider claims you can now enjoy vi...
04:38 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Disney Research makes paper cool again by turning it into a generator (video)
Disney has a knack for making the mundane magical, whether it's transforming a pumpkin into a carriage or a few sheets of paper into a generator. The team from Disney Research accomplished the latter...
04:03 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu made a Windows 8 tablet with a fan that works underwater
Hidden within Fujitsu's autumn lineup for Japan was another waterproof tablet, but this one had something a little different -- an extractor fan that still works underwater. The 12.5-inch QH77/M will...
03:25 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to roll out Remote Desktop to iOS and Android later this month
Buried somewhere in a press release about enterprise cloud solutions, Microsoft let slip that with the launch of Windows Server 2012 R2, it will release its Remote Desktop app not just on Windows, Wi...
02:18 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Leak hints Telus will offer NFC-enabled SIMs on October 10th
After nearly a year of being the only NFC-based SIM supplier in Canada, it seems that Rogers is about to get some competition. An internal document spotted by MobileSyrup appears to indicate that Tel...
01:48 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung's curved smartphone is the Galaxy Round, launches in Korea tomorrow (video)
Samsung's concave phone is very much real, and after being teased in leaks hours earlier, SK Telecom has announced it'll launch the Galaxy Round on its network as soon as tomorrow. The device's highl...
01:36 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Panasonic reportedly ending plasma TV production by end of March 2014
Even though Panasonic denied it back in April, it appears an earlier rumor of the company halting its plasma TV line might turn out to be true after all. According to Japanese business outlet Nikkei,...
12:58 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 2013
Engadget Digg for Android gets an unread mode and speed improvements
Busy Android users with Digg no longer have to plow through previously read RSS entries as they hop from device to device. The company has just given its Android app the same unread mode that reached...
12:09 am -04 - Wed, October 9, 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. I...
11:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple iMac review (2013), HP Chromebook 11 hands-on, Nest's Protect smoke detector 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 th...
11:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple iMac review, HP Chromebook 11 hands-on, Nest's Protect smoke detector 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 th...
10:51 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture (video)
Doris Sung has spent the past few years designing "breathing" architecture that adapts to environmental conditions. Thanks to an overview of her work at The Creators Project, we now have a simple exp...
10:12 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Garmin D2 delivers wrist-friendly GPS for pilots
Garmin has almost everyone covered in the watch category: runners, hikers, swimmers, even golfers have their own wrist-worn devices from the consumer GPS pioneer. Now pilots can be added to the growl...
09:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Google search starts listing TV episodes and air dates in results
Think of this as IMDb baked into your Google search. Today, everyone's favorite Search giant from Mountain View announced that users seeking information about their favorite shows, or those just curi...
09:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget BikePlus is a security alarm and fitness computer for bicycles (hands-on)
Bike thieves are a resourceful lot. No matter what form of lock is used, given the time and the inclination, such n'ere-do-wells will snatch up your two-wheeled transportation. Wi-MM, a start-up base...
08:53 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Apple's iPad event reportedly set for October 22nd
AllThingsD seems to have some pretty solid sources within Apple's walls, as it was spot-on last month when it predicted the date of the iPhone event. Now, the publication is reporting that October 22...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung's curved smartphone gets pictured in leak
If you think there's something wrong with the image above, you wouldn't be alone -- but it is, in fact, what it's supposed to look like. As you can tell, this may very well be the first Samsung devic...
08:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget New Brother portable scanner sends docs directly to Evernote, Facebook and Flickr
Let's be honest -- with certain exceptions, most portable scanners aren't very exciting. Brother's new ImageCenter ADS-1500W promises to liven things up, however. The WiFi-equipped reader lets users ...
07:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget OUYA's next update adds external storage (in beta), video support for game pages
That little Android gaming box, the OUYA, might've only cost you $100, but that doesn't mean it's not getting treated to some post-launch updating like all your other game consoles. The next update b...
06:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Apple iMac review (2013)
This is an "s" year for Apple, and no, we're not just talking about the iPhone. In addition to announcing the iPhone 5s, the company refreshed its MacBook Air line with Haswell processors, leaving ev...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Pioneer shows off see-through projection tech for Minority Report-style signage
If Pioneer has its way, basic window-shopping might soon freak you out thanks to its latest see-through projection prototype. The tech features 80 percent transmittance levels -- supposedly much high...
06:04 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Google's new Nexus 7 cover will protect your tab with a microsuede jacket for $50
Did you a buy a new Nexus 7 and think to yourself, "Self, I'd really like Google to make a cover for this thing?" Well, consider your (not very lofty) dreams realized, because Google's done just that...
05:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Amazon takes on PayPal, now offering Amazon login and pay service to online business
Amazon, having extended far beyond the realm of book selling into the world of tablets and online marketplaces, is reaching ever further in its latest effort: "Login and Pay with Amazon." The new ser...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Higgs boson researchers awarded Nobel Prize for physics
Sure, it may have been one of the easier Nobel prizes to call in recent years -- at least partly -- but that doesn't make it any less notable. This morning, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awar...
05:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Xi3's Piston controller being made by Scuf Gaming, looks awfully familiar
Xi3's Piston gaming PC / "console" won't arrive this November with a controller packed in, but the company is offering a separately sold gamepad that looks an awful lot like Microsoft's Xbox 360 equi...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu beckons businesses with new Windows 8.1 notebooks, convertibles and tablets
As if IT managers weren't already spoiled for choice, Fujitsu's announced no less than six new Windows 8.1 devices aimed at enterprise. Joining the Lifebook series are two touchscreen laptops: the U9...
04:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Twitter for Windows Phone update brings lockscreen tweets, theme options and notifications from favored accounts
Twitter is looking to nab its own spot on the lockscreen of Windows Phone users. Thanks to a new update for the micro-blogging app on Microsoft-friendly handsets, tweets can get cozy on the aforement...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Jony Ive-designed Leica M emerges ahead of November charity auction
Ever wondered what happened to Sir Jonathan Ive's custom-designed Leica M? Wonder no more, because the one-a-kind camera has been spotted in the November edition of Vanity Fair. A render of the Apple...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget DC Comics and Vertigo graphic novels arrive on Google Play, Sandman and all
If you've looked up to Google Play and DC Comics and shouted "save us money" without hearing any whispered responses, there's a reason: they were waiting. Today, DC Entertainment announced that it's ...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget US upholds ITC's import ban on older Samsung devices
Samsung isn't getting much of a chance to revel in its recent legal victories, it seems. While the President vetoed an ITC ban on imports of older Apple devices, he's not extending that same courtesy...
03:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android console shipping December 10th for $250
After previewing its Android micro-console at this year's E3, Mad Catz is finally ready to attach a ship date and price to the M.O.J.O. Clearly meant to take on rival efforts like the Ouya and Shield...
03:22 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry and Kik settle lawsuit over messaging patents
Kik has lived with the burden of a lawsuit for most of its life -- BlackBerry sued the company in 2010 for allegedly infringing on BBM-related patents with its multi-platform chat app. All that's wat...
03:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Surface 2 Touch Cover supports gesture control, comes in more colors
Microsoft's Surface 2 is just two weeks away from hitting retail, so in the lead up to that Windows 8.1 tab's launch, the company's released a 'Making of...' video to whet consumers' appetites. As sp...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Mail gets some new threads for its 16th birthday
It's not a new sports car, but it'll have to do. In time for its 16th birthday, Yahoo Mail's getting a couple of nice tweaks, including the ability to thread conversations in its desktop, iOS and And...
02:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Intel Bay Trail benchmarks show big boost for Windows 8.1 and Android tablets
Things are changing at Intel. In the desktop world, the company is used to staggering its efforts with a "tick-tock" product cycle. First it manufactures an existing chip design at a smaller size of ...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Loop turns almost any point-of-sale system into a mobile payment machine (hands-on)
In a small shop on University Avenue in Palo Alto, mobile payments vet Will Graylin proudly points out the point-of-sale (POS) system sitting next to the register. "This is a 13-year-old Hypercom," W...
01:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft talks up plans for government cloud services
All of this assumes the government ever reopens, of course. That's inevitable, right? When it does, Microsoft's upcoming Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud will offer up some heavily secured service...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget PayPal's Payment Code lets you purchase with QR codes
Still trying to get the hang of NFC purchasing and the many, many other forms of digital payment? PayPal has now launched another that'll let you procure items via a QR code. You can pay by checking ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Google announces HP Chromebook 11 for $279, we go hands-on (video)
A few days ago, a leak tipped us off to an unannounced HP Chromebook 11, and today Google made that piece of hardware official. Priced at $279, this 11-incher is available today, and we've already ha...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and EA's CoachGlass Madden app for Xbox One lets you act as a defensive coordinator (video)
At this year's E3, EA briefly mentioned that we would see a Madden 25 integration of sorts with SmartGlass in the near future, but that's as much as the gaming developer was willing to share back the...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Nest's Protect smoke detector warns you before it's about to go off; coming soon for $129
Gosh, we were really excited to tell you what Nest's latest product is (we really didn't think you were going to guess), but then someone had to go and spoil the surprise. At any rate, the news is no...
12:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Any.DO's Cal app scores Uber, Waze and Google Maps integration (updated)
The stock iOS calendar works just fine for basic scheduling, but if you religiously use Uber, Waze or Google Maps, Any.DO's Cal could be worth checking out. An update to the popular productivity outf...
12:11 pm -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry developing 'simple' enterprise cloud service for BB, Android and iOS
BlackBerry is in dire straits, but a freshly announced enterprise cloud service could be something of a Lazarus Pit. A post to Inside BlackBerry for Business Blog states that the service will allow a...
11:47 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi celebrates a million boards made in the UK
The Raspberry Pi foundation has just announced its one-millionth board manufactured in the UK at Sony's Pencoed facility and said that 1.75 million total boards have been built so far. Production ini...
11:23 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget BBC to offer 30-day catch-up and more online shows as part of iPlayer revamp
The BBC believes it's only just getting started with its iPlayer catch-up service and has laid out new plans for it to become the corporation's primary source of digital content. Led by Director-Gene...
11:02 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget BBC announces Playlister music discovery service (video)
Remember when the rumors were that the BBC was launching a streaming service providing access to the highly-desirable archive recordings trapped in its archives? No such luck, friends. Playlister may...
10:09 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Amazon now shipping Chromecast orders outside of the US
Google has yet to expand Chromecast sales outside of the US, but that isn't stopping Amazon from getting a little piece of the action. Android Central noticed that the online retailer has opened orde...
07:38 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget HTC One Max hinted by invitation to launch on October 18th
With all the recent leaks, it's no surprise that the launch for the HTC One Max is just around the corner. According to an invitation we just received from HTC Taiwan, the company will be hosting a p...
06:20 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Tommo to continue to sell Neo Geo X Gold through 2016, denies breach of contract
Well, this is awkward. Two days ago, SNK Playmore announced the death of the Neo Geo X Gold -- today, the handheld's manufacturer has demanded a retraction. According to Tommo, it has a standing cont...
06:04 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts update teased in leaked screenshots, SMS integration incoming
Wondering what new features we'll see once Google official unveils the Nexus 5? Android Police has a hint: an overhauled, more comprehensive Hangouts app. A pair of leaked screenshots seem to deliver...
05:16 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999
US buyers that want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claims this third...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Nikon's full-frame D610 DSLR is a minor step up from the D600, we go hands-on
It's been just over a year since Nikon announced the D600. The company's compact full-frame camera delivered a ton of power for $2,100, and it's still a top option for photographers looking for a new...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget AMD's graphics card comeback: the new R7 series, R9 series and Mantle
It's been a tricky couple of years for AMD's graphics card division. Not because the last batch of Radeon HDs were bad, but because the competition's offerings were often better -- and because improv...
03:38 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget LG Chem has curved battery designs in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'
Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production ...
03:38 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget LG Chem has curved batteries in production, ready for 'phones, watches and glasses'
Similar to LG's run up to the Optimus G last year, it's again demonstrating how each of its various units participate in building the next LG smartphone. Now that LG Display has confirmed production ...
02:45 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings launch with ABC's Scandal in the top spot this week
Nielsen announced late last year that it would create a rating system to track how much engagement TV shows are getting on Twitter, and now the list is available. The system tracks the number of twee...
12:53 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget iTunes Radio could hit other English-speaking countries by early 2014
Rumors reported by Bloomberg indicate Apple's streaming music service could extend its reach beyond the United States just a few months. iTunes Radio launched in the US along with the iOS 7 / iTunes ...
12:34 am -04 - Tue, October 8, 2013
Engadget Pentax K-3 DSLR boasts web-based remote shooting, antialiasing control
Pentax has focused most of its recent attention on entry-level photographers, but it's showing some renewed devotion to serious shutterbugs by launching the K-3. The new 24-megapixel DSLR supports a ...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (October 7th - 13th)
As the MLB playoffs continue to ratchet up the intensity, we'll also keep an eye on all of the new fall shows to see which ones die off first (ABC's Lucky 7 has already been cancelled). Appropriately...
11:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Ballmer's last shareholder letter lays out Microsoft's devices and services future
Sure, Steve Ballmer still has a few months left as Microsoft's CEO, but the last shareholder letter he'll pen while holding that title has just been posted online. The missive catches Redmond's head ...
10:56 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG's bendable displays, Fox News' revamped newsroom, FiLIP smartwatch 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 th...
10:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Researchers laugh in the face of flatness with new approaches to haptic displays (video)
If the future of haptic technology is your jam, then the symposium on User Interface Systems and Technology at the University of St. Andrews is the place to be this week. Teams from Disney Research a...
09:30 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's YouTube app for Windows Phone reverts to a web link
YouTube-loving Windows Phone fans just got some good news... sort of. Microsoft has pushed out an update to its self-developed YouTube app that restores playback. Unfortunately, it's a crude solution...
08:49 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Scientists calculate the speed of free-roaming dark matter
When dark matter is the most pervasive substance in the universe, it's important that we know how quickly it can move. Thankfully, Syracuse University scientists may have just found that speed. By co...
07:44 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Google Glass update brings mass transit directions
Google Glass owners have long had walking directions; as of an update rolling out today, they're getting mass transit directions as well. Commuters who've paired Glass with an Android phone can now s...
07:23 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Fox News reinvents tablet journalism with 55-inch slates
We've got to hand it to Fox News. We've not seen anything quite like this since Will.i.am's short-lived career as a news-reporting hologram. And while the cable news station is sure that someone's bo...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 7th: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch, Gateway 17-inch Laptop
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 som...
06:24 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget PureTalk USA debuts 150MB rollover data plans for prepaid market
Rollover minutes were a great idea last decade when capped minute plans were all the rage, but unfortunately rollover data never caught on when smartphones began getting popular. PureTalk USA, an AT&...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget HBO brings its brand of 'not TV' to Google Play for a la carte purchase
If you're not an HBO subscriber and you don't know someone who's willing to give you their HBO Go login credentials, then you're pretty much locked out of the pay cabler's walled original content gar...
05:39 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Mitsubishi cars get Nokia's Here Traffic road updates in near real time
If you're the sort of driver who needs up-to-the-moment road conditions, you may want to consider a Mitsubishi for your next ride. The automaker's touchscreen-equipped 2014 Lancer and Outlander model...
05:12 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Google, Facebook seek to drive down cost of internet access, join Alliance for Affordable Internet
Tech titans Google and Facebook are just two of the boldface Silicon Valley names joining the fight for affordable internet access in the developing world. And to that end, the two companies -- in ad...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget IRL: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS5 and iBattz's iPhone 5s cases
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 didn't m...
04:09 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget FiLIP is an electronic leash for your kids' wrists and it's coming to AT&T
Electronic leashes for the 21st century kid? You knew this sort of thing was inevitable. FiLIP, a smartwatch and 'locator' for kids that takes helicopter parenting to an excessive level, is heading t...
03:39 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget U-Verse live TV streaming comes to iPhone
AT&T is ahead of schedule in bringing live U-Verse TV streaming to mobile devices: it just updated the service's iPhone app several days earlier than promised. As on the iPad, U-Verse subscribers...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Skype apps for iPad and iPhone get an iOS 7 interface makeover
Skype brought a basic level of iOS 7 support to its iPad and iPhone communication apps last month, but the developer isn't satisfied with that mere tune-up. It just released new versions of both apps...
02:18 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 mobile app headed to Vita in next update, dubbed 'PS4 Link'
When is Sony's PlayStation 4 mobile app coming to Android and iOS? That's still unknown, but apparently it'll arrive on Sony's own PlayStation Vita handheld in the "next update." That's according to ...
01:46 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Japan-only Samsung Galaxy J leaks with Snapdragon 800, 5-inch display
Typically, Samsung's smartphones for Japan aren't much more than slight modifications of its regular devices. The company may soon cater directly to local tastes, however: a leaked NTT DoCoMo brochur...
12:58 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget LG confirms production of 'bendable and unbreakable' smartphone displays
It's been a long time coming, but LG's foray into elastic smartphone displays is finally going mainstream. The company has confirmed that it will begin mass-producing a new lightweight 6-inch panel t...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Toshiba announces five new business laptops, including three Ultrabook-like models
The last time Toshiba had a completely new business ultraportable for us to review was back in November 2011. That was when the Portege Z835 came out and since then, the company's only refreshed it w...
11:37 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Intel NUC case competition showcases creative modding in miniature
Intel's latest NUC is a wee marvels of PC tech, but the design of its case calls to mind, well, every other fanless PC we've ever seen. To its credit, though, the chip giant is sponsoring a case modd...
10:25 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft brings Xbox Live rewards to Android with Wordament game
Microsoft's plan to supercharge Xbox as an entertainment brand means that, no matter which ecosystem you live in, you'll have access to some of the company's first-party titles. In the same way that ...
10:10 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget HTC One Max leaks out with Verizon badge front-and-center
When HTC launched the HTC Mini+, everyone wondered when the company would release a phone large enough to justify buying a companion device. These images, from Android Central's forums, makes the arr...
09:45 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung refreshes NX300M mirrorless camera with 180 degree rotatable display
Samsung's original NX300 mirrorless camera came with little to shout about beyond its gimmicky 3D capability. This refreshed NX300M brings something more useful to the table, however: a 3.31-inch AMO...
07:10 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget HoneyBee3D printing store opens in Oakland with rapid prototyping service
We're still a ways off from having a 3D print shop on every corner, but one Oakland neighborhood is getting a taste of that future. The city's Montclair district got a little craftier this weekend wh...
05:08 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung's new 13MP phone camera promises twice the stability, brighter shots
Optical image stabilization for current smartphone cameras leaves something to be desired; you still need a steady hand to avoid blurry photos. Samsung has just unveiled a new, extra-stable sensor th...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget How would you change LG's Optimus Vu?
When Samsung's Galaxy Note launched, it was treated as an enthusiast device, which would never gain mainstream popularity due to its hulking size. Of course, given the staggering popularity of the de...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, October 7, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 30th, 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 m...
11:55 pm -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Gear ads play on your nostalgia, invoke Dick Tracy
You've heard every hero with a wrist-worn communicator cooly say it to his watch: "I'm on my way." Fearless words, spoken before charging into danger: a nostalgic experience you can now have with the...
11:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Galaxy Note 3 and Gear reviews, Twitter's $1 billion IPO, Silk Road shutdown 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...
08:30 pm -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget SNK terminates Neo Geo X Gold licensing, Tommo required to cease production
Not even a year after the Neo Geo X's rocky road to market, creator SNK is pulling the plug. The firm has severed ties with manufacturer / distributor Tommo, ordering it to "immediately cease any and...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget CEATEC 2013 wrap-up: self-driving cars, moon-walking simulators and DoCoMo's 'Intelligent Glass'
This year's CEATEC was a bit quieter than previous years, perhaps due to the lack of brand new consumer products. Fortunately, the show managed to substitute in plenty of future tech demos, while Nis...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Orbital enabler
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets, and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.The design may seem to be rooted in the d...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: solar pavement panels, 'practical' jetpack and a 3D-printed room
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.Swedish retailer IKEA is known mostly for its ubiquitous d...
11:26 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget HP documents hint at unannounced Chromebook 11
HP's fledgling Chromebook line has so far been limited to 14-inch models, but there are now hints that the company may be developing a smaller variant. A tipster has spotted mention of a Chromebook 1...
11:26 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget HP documents hint at unannounced Chromebook 11 (update: more details)
HP's fledgling Chromebook line has so far been limited to 14-inch models, but there are now hints that the company may be developing a smaller variant. A tipster has spotted mention of a Chromebook 1...
08:14 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget 500px photo-sharing app gets iOS 7 update, new looks and features
It might not excite as many as 150 million people, but the 500px update for iOS 7 could make a lot of its avid users' weekends. To keep up with the crowd, the photo-sharing network has refreshed its ...
05:02 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Google testing Chrome OS-like browser interface for Windows 8
Launch Chrome in Windows 8 and you won't see much that's different compared to other desktop releases, even in the Metro-like mode. That may change soon. Google's has posted a Dev Channel version of ...
02:51 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best entry-level 3D 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 Andrew, who wants to print all the thi...
01:50 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget More Nexus 5 details break cover in leaked LG service manual
It appears that nothing about the hardware of Google and LG's next Nexus smartphone will be left to the imagination by the time it releases. Android Police just got its mitts on what's claimed to be ...
12:00 am -04 - Sun, October 6, 2013
Engadget Mobile Miscellany: week of September 30th, 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 at Motorola's upcoming cheaper version of the Mo...
11:05 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Sony's Shuhei Yoshida: DualShock 4 will be compatible with Windows for 'basic functions'
You won't be using a DualShock 4 on an Xbox come November 15th, but that doesn't mean it won't work on any of Microsoft's platforms. Sony's Shuhei Yoshida recently confirmed via Twitter that the PS4'...
09:15 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 10.05.13: status update science, hands-on search and real 'piano hero'
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Your Facebook status updates may seem like witty prose to you, but to a bunch of scientists they're not...
09:15 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 10.05.13: Facebook science, hands-on search and real 'piano hero'
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Your Facebook status updates may seem like witty prose to you, but to a bunch of scientists they're not...
06:38 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Gogo Vision teams up with Magnolia Pictures to offer films in-flight before theatrical release
High speed web browsing and airborne streaming make Gogo an essential element of any tech obsessed traveler's itinerary, but the company thinks it can offer a little more. Today the firm announced a ...
04:00 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: the legacy of Myst, the fall of BlackBerry and more
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we thi...
02:53 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad B6000 and B8000 tablets spotted at German online retailers
When you're in the game of leaking your own products, why not do it properly? Those self-supporting Yoga Tablets we saw sneak out via Lenovo recently seem to tally well with the above pictured IdeaPa...
12:36 pm -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget U-Verse adds live TV streaming via web and iPad now; iPhone and Android later
Following the lead of several other TV providers, AT&T U-verse has launched internet streaming for some of the channels it carries. Subscribers can tune into up to 108 channels while at home, and...
07:14 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Comcast's new X1 cable boxes apparently suffering nationwide outage
Beginning around midnight ET tonight, users of Comcast's new X1 platform from areas across the country have reported blank screens from their boxes. As of about 3AM, at least a few indicate service i...
07:14 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Comcast's new X1 cable boxes are apparently suffering a nationwide outage
Beginning around midnight ET tonight, users of Comcast's new X1 platform from areas across the country have reported blank screens from their boxes. As of about 3AM, at least a few indicate service i...
07:14 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Comcast's new X1 cable boxes are apparently suffering a nationwide outage (update: back online)
Beginning around midnight ET tonight, users of Comcast's new X1 platform from areas across the country have reported blank screens from their boxes. As of about 3AM, at least a few indicate service i...
05:51 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget BLU Studio 5.5 smartphone carries big screen, $179 off-contract price
Is that big-name giant smartphone way beyond your price range? No problem: BLU Products has just shipped the Studio 5.5, one of the more affordable large phones that we've seen in a while. The Androi...
02:54 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S catches fire after battery puncture, Musk responds
A Tesla Model S caught fire on the highway recently after its bottom-mounted battery compartment was struck by a piece of metal. That piece of metal punched a three-inch hole through quarter-inch arm...
01:00 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry sale plans could include Google, Intel, Samsung or others
BlackBerry may have a failsafe in the event that its deal with Fairfax Financial doesn't pan out. Reuters claims that the smartphone maker is now holding early, just-in-case sale discussions with mul...
12:04 am -04 - Sat, October 5, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Honda and Toyota's human transporters, Valve's Steam Machine specs, Siri's voice actress 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 th...
11:40 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 363 - 10.04.13
Huzzah! We finally managed to get back into our fancy recording studio -- get stoked. Brian, Terrence and Peter kept things ultra-focused this week and recapped all of our major reviews. From the Gal...
09:49 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget ChatON for Android gets a fresh coat of paint and new social features
We know that ChatON is doing quite well in places like China and India, having recently crossed the 100 million user threshold. (We also know that it isn't really catching on here in the US.) But, fo...
09:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Moto X camera fix begins rolling out to AT&T-branded devices
It only took two weeks, but Motorola's firmware fix for the Moto X has passed AT&T's scrutiny and, as of today, has begun rolling out to handsets. Owners of that particular variant should see an ...
08:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Windows Phone adds multi-photo uploads and unfriending
Microsoft has just updated the Facebook app for Windows Phone with a few handy features for both social and anti-social users. Photography lovers can now attach multiple images to a single post; the ...
08:29 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's next-gen Kinect won't collect information for use in targeted ads
With the slew of improvements Microsoft is making to the new Kinect, some potential buyers have grown concerned about the device's capabilities, particularly when it comes to how their personal infor...
08:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget This is the Modem World: There are no 'Classic Gadgets' and here's why
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.She was parked on Palos Verdes Boulevard. I was chugging up the hil...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: Tickets to Expand New York!
We're not too far off from our Engadget Expand event taking place in New York City November 9th and 10th. While you can get your own tickets at a rather low price, we're always in the giving mood aro...
07:14 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Valve's Steam Machine prototype is tiny, potentially powerful
When Valve ships its own prototype version of a Steam Machine later this year to 300 beta users, those folks are getting relatively tiny and powerful gaming consoles. At very least, it'll have an NVI...
07:09 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung unpacks kernel source code for Galaxy Note 3
Now that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is available to the public, you know what that means. Yep, it's time for its kernel source code to be released so that Android developers can get cracking on perfec...
06:45 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 Jawbone's Mini Jambox, and iMessage issues
Each week, our friends at gdgt go through the latest gadgets and score them to help you decide which ones to buy. Here are some of their most recent picks. Want more? Visit gdgt anytime to catch up on...
06:22 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Evernote two-step verification now available to all
Evernote's been rolling out two-step verification over the course of some months now, making the feature available to its Premium and Business users way back in late-May, a few months after having it...
05:41 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Origin PC drops AMD graphics options due to feedback, support woes
Many gaming PC builders stock both AMD and NVIDIA video hardware to guarantee that they always have the fastest graphics. Not Origin PC, however -- it has had enough trouble with AMD that it's droppi...
05:12 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget American and British spy agencies targeted Tor network with minimal success
Considering the NSA and Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been trying to thwart encryption on the internet, it comes as no surprise that the two have spent significant resources tryi...
04:30 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: New Challengers voting is now open -- help us pick ten semi-finalists!
Our first-ever Insert Coin: New Challengers competition was unquestionably one of the highlights of March's Expand San Francisco conference. And now we're excited to introduce this year's contenders....
03:57 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget CBS launches full episode streaming TV apps for Android and Windows 8
Fans of CBS shows no longer have to use iOS to watch full, HD-quality TV episodes while on the road: the broadcaster has just released Android and Windows 8 versions of its namesake video app. As on ...
02:36 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Modification lets Google Now use any language that Android supports
As smart as Google Now can be, its language support is limited; it won't always display results in your native tongue, for example. Sletmo at XDA-Developers has partly solved this through a modificat...
01:48 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget MIT builds modular robots that self-assemble, dooms humanity (video)
Modular robots have long been a reality, but they often require human intervention to assemble. MIT's new M-Block robots don't need such help. Each cube-shaped machine includes a flywheel and edge ma...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget AliveCor ECG comes to Android, transmits your palpitations to Instagram
If you've been gazing longingly at the AliveCor Heart Monitor but an Android affinity has kept you out in the cold, its developer has good news. Starting today, AliveCor's clinical-quality (and now F...
12:00 pm -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Honda UNI-CUB vs. Toyota Winglet: the battle of human transporters at CEATEC (video)
For the first time, this year's CEATEC in Tokyo dedicated one big hall to demo some electric vehicles, which include Nissan's autonomous Leaf and a couple of human transporters: Honda's Winglet and T...
11:02 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Susan Bennett confirms that she is the original voice of Apple's Siri (video)
If you're ever thrust into the mire of a trivia quiz at short notice, there are just some facts that everyone needs to know. Robert April was the first Enterprise captain, the largest organ in the bo...
10:01 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Watch ABC brings its mobile TV service to Android phones
Hey, Android phone users, you can watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on your device now that the Watch ABC app has finally arrived on smaller screens running the platform. Like its counterpart apps for iOS...
08:31 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Rogers snubs the BlackBerry Z30, leaves Canadian sales to Bell and Telus
If current sales of the BlackBerry Z10 are any indication, it'd take a leap of faith to believe that the BlackBerry Z30 will fare much better. Now, Rogers is telling The Globe and Mail that it won't ...
07:16 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Zepp 3D motion sensor captures sports data, helps step up your swing
Activity trackers like FuelBand are great if you just want to exercise, but Zepp Labs' new 3D motion sensor might be more useful if you're seriously training in a sport -- especially if it's tennis, ...
06:07 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Apple releases OS X Mavericks gold master to developers
Apple's latest flavor of OS X, Mavericks, is just weeks away from landing on customers' Macs, as the gold master has now been unleashed to the developer hordes. Though not a dramatic remake like OS 7...
05:16 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Boston Dynamics puts AlphaDog through more field training, teaches Atlas robot to hike over rocks
Boston Dynamics' sprinting WildCat robot isn't the only autonomous machine it's letting roam the great outdoors: AlphaDog is still trudging through the wilderness too. A flurry of updates to the firm...
04:51 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Boston Dynamics frees its four-legged sprinting robot: Cheetah becomes WildCat (video)
The last time we saw Boston Dynamics' sprinting "Cheetah" robot, our fear for the future of humanity was quelled slightly by the knowledge that it remained tethered to the offboard hydraulic pumps it...
03:04 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Bloomberg: Microsoft, HTC in talks to put Windows on Android phones
After buying Nokia's devices and services business, what's Microsoft's next step to growing the Windows phone market? According to Bloomberg's unnamed sources, that includes new devices from HTC, pos...
02:51 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Archos Platinum tablets tote quad-core CPUs and IPS displays, start at $200
While Archos gave a sneak peek at its Platinum lineup a month ago at IFA, it's finally ready to spill the beans now. The company has released not just one, but three new tablets in three different si...
02:25 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget HTC's Q3 earnings show its first net loss for a quarter
HTC's issues appear to have worsened, as the company announced its first-ever net loss for a quarter in Q3. According to the statement, it's notched a net loss of $101.2 million (NT$2.97 billion) on ...
12:28 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Chrome 31 beta for Android brings home screen shortcuts, search-friendly tabs
Now that Chrome 30 is done and dusted, Google has released Chrome 31 in beta -- and it's a big deal for Android users. The new browser lets users add iOS-like web shortcuts to the home screen, with s...
12:28 am -04 - Fri, October 4, 2013
Engadget Chrome 31 beta for Android brings home screen shortcuts, search-friendly tabs (updated)
Now that Chrome 30 is done and dusted, Google has released Chrome 31 in beta -- and it's a big deal for Android users. The new browser lets users add iOS-like web shortcuts to the home screen, with s...
11:50 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: ZTE Open review, Twitter's $1 billion IPO, Samsung spies on Apple / Nokia documents 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 th...
11:27 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget BMW M Laptimer goes live in iOS App Store, tracks your run to the grocery store
The average BMW driver may not often take their Bimmer out to the track, but those who do can now get some free iOS assisted coaching. The company's BMW M Laptimer app tracks vehicle throttle, steeri...
10:35 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Rockstar: GTA Online title update coming 'as soon as tomorrow'
Rockstar's "around the clock" work addressing the issues surrounding GTA Online could pay off soon. The developer promised that a title update is in the works and may be available "as soon as tomorro...
10:12 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Adobe says attackers compromised 2.9 million accounts, stole source code
If you've recently bought an Adobe product, you'll want to keep an eye out for suspicious financial transactions in the near future. The company says that attackers have compromised 2.9 million custo...
09:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter makes $1 billion IPO filing public, confirms 215 million monthly active users
Less than a month after announcing its plans for an IPO, Twitter has today made its S-1 filing with the SEC public, offering the most detailed look yet at at the inner workings of the company. With t...
09:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Twitter makes $1 billion IPO filing public, confirms over 215 million monthly active users
Less than a month after announcing its plans for an IPO, Twitter has today made its S-1 filing with the SEC public, offering the most detailed look yet at at the inner workings of the company. With t...
08:35 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly acquires Cue, hints at future agenda features in iOS
Apple already has an agenda-like notification tray in iOS 7, but there are new hints that it may upgrade that functionality soon. Both AppleInsider and TechCrunch report that Apple has acquired iOS d...
08:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget US Instagram users will soon see ads in their feeds
Instagram is gearing up to monetize all of your colorful border-enhanced photos, and you may not like what that means for your feed. Beginning "in the next couple months," Instagram users in the Unit...
07:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms iOS 7 removes content filters from school-issued iPads, fix coming soon
It seems you can't release a major operating system update these days without a few things going wrong. The latest iOS 7 issue is affecting iPads issued by schools. After updating, the content filter...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 006: Shawn Campbell on starting a radio station with a computer and microphone
"People sometimes say, 'oh, you're just like a real radio station,' " Shawn Campbell begins with a smile. "I have to say, 'we are a real radio station -- we're just one that doesn't have a broadcast ...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
We're back with Brian, Peter and Terrence in a new (if vaguely familiar) studio. Lots of reviews from Samsung and Amazon to talk about this week. Also, we'll be grilling Terrence about his honeymoon, ...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung's chief mobile product officer leaves the company
It isn't offering many details for the time being, but Samsung has confirmed to The New York Times that Kevin Packingham, one of its top mobile execs, has left the company. In a statement, Samsung wo...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Amazon set-top box set for a holiday release, may have third party apps
Last we heard, Amazon was gearing up to launch its own set-top box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. Today, sources told the Wall Street Journal (anonymously, of course) that the com...
06:40 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Amazon set-top box to launch by the holidays, may have third-party apps
Last we heard, Amazon was gearing up to launch its own set-top box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. Today, sources told the Wall Street Journal (anonymously, of course) that the com...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget ZTE Open review: Firefox OS gets off to a modest but promising start
As the first Firefox OS smartphone, the ZTE Open is an ambassador for its platform: it's built to prove that web apps can do the hard work of their native equivalents. It's also geared toward first-t...
06:14 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Google Glassware Review Process opens, gives devs a path to MyGlass listing
Developers eagerly working on services for the Google Glass headset finally have a clear avenue for release, now that the Glassware Review Process is ready. By completing the steps listed, they can r...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft details updated Mail app for Windows 8.1 with Outlook.com integration
Microsoft has been making a big push with its Outlook.com email service since migrating all of its Hotmail users there, and it's now also set to more deeply integrate the service into Windows 8.1. Th...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home adds Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram and Pinterest to lock screen (video)
Starting today, Facebook Home is finally including non-Facebook content on the lock screen, though only a few users will be able to take advantage of the option at first. Facebook for Android Beta te...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Android phones with FIDO-based fingerprint readers to arrive in early 2014
The FIDO Alliance hinted that mobile fingerprint readers would play a part in its passcode-free strategy, and it turns out that we'll see those readers quite soon. Group president Michael Barrett tel...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget Plus gdgt Live is hitting Boston next week!
Hey there, Boston. We'll be coming to a venue near you a week from today -- Space 57 in the Theatre District, to be exact. Companies like Roku, TiVo and Western Digital will be joining us to show off...
04:38 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget TellSpec identifies food ingredients and calories using science, magic
Some of us can't eat gluten, while others need to stay away from certain fats. Mealtime can be incredibly stressful for people with dietary restrictions -- especially when dining out -- since manufac...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 191 - 10.03.13
With Myriam off to the world of wearables over at Pebble, Brad Molen's officially in the driver's seat for the Engadget Mobile Podcast. And this week, we're talking all things Galaxy Note 3 and Galax...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Changes coming to Engadget's RSS feed
Hey there, Engadget's main news feed will soon be changing over to a new version featuring excerpted content. You'll still get the headlines and a good chunk of each post, but for those wanting the fu...
03:22 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Google will launch a native Google Music iOS app later this month
If you've been against trying Google's Play Music All Access streaming service for lack of an official iOS app, it may soon be time to change your tune. Sources aware of Google's plans have let slip ...
03:02 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget MixBit's remix-friendly video recording app reaches Android
There was a degree of irony to YouTube's founders launching their MixBit video recording app on iOS first, but that has just been rectified: the client is now available for Android. As with the iOS r...
02:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1020 and 625 launch in Canada
After teasing its release plans in the summer, Nokia has finally launched two of its most recent smartphones in Canada. The Lumia 1020 is now available through both Rogers and Telus for $199 on a two...
02:03 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung 's HomeSync Android TV box hits stores October 6th for $299
Samsung gave us a look at HomeSync at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, but the Android TV box is just making its way to market now. Starting October 6th, the HomeSync will be available for $29...
01:35 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Google applies for patent on gesture-based car controls
So far, in-car gestures aren't useful for much more than raging at the driver that just cut you off. Google wants these gestures to be more productive, however, and has applied for a patent that uses...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung intros 'Shape' wireless audio system, starts at $400 for one speaker
It's not like Samsung's new to the home audio space -- it already sells speaker bars and the like -- but somehow, it's only just getting into wireless speaker systems. The company today announced its ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget ZTE Nubia 5 and Grand S coming to US as unlocked devices October 16th
Thus far, ZTE's biggest reach in the US market has been tied to carriers, and the vast majority of its phones are sold as prepaid, white-label devices on the cheap. We rarely see any of the manufactur...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget ZTE Grand S and Nubia 5 coming to US as unlocked devices October 16th
Thus far, ZTE's biggest reach in the US market has been tied to carriers, and the vast majority of its phones are sold as prepaid, white-label devices on the cheap. We rarely see any of the manufactu...
12:21 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget France approves law stopping Amazon from shipping discounted books for free
French lawmakers have had it up to "here" with Amazon's book-selling tactics and they're not going to take it any more. In a rare alliance, France's ruling Socialist Party and the opposition UMP Party...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Memoto is now Narrative Clip, shipping November 1st
The Memoto wearable lifeblogging camera was one of the darlings of March's South by Southwest Interactive, garnering some notice from movers and shakers at the event. The name, however, apparently sti...
11:34 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget British highway to become internet-connected 'network of sensors' over 50-mile stretch
In a team-up between the UK's Department of Transport, BT and Cambridge start-up Neul, the A14 (which connects Felixstowe to Birmingham) will be transformed into the country's first internet-connected...
11:18 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Intel launches Galileo, an Arduino-compatible development board
Notice how so many maker projects require open-source hardware like Arduino and Raspberry Pi to function? Intel has, and the company is leaping into bed with the former to produce the Galileo developm...
09:55 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Samsung may have spied on sealed Apple-Nokia documents to aid patent deals
If you're going to horse-trade on patents, it might help to know how much other companies have paid for them, no? Samsung has now been accused of corporate spying for exactly that purpose. The company...
08:54 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Rdio launches free mobile streaming for users in the US, Canada and Australia
Ad-free, on-demand streaming is coming your way, following the launch of Rdio's new internet radio service for iOS and Android devices called Stations. The AP reports that from today, if you live in t...
07:45 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Snapchat's new Stories feature provides an evaporating recap of your day
Already wildly popular amongst younger users, picture sharing app Snapchat is launching the next phase of its app today, and for the first time it's bringing a feature to its iOS and Android apps at t...
07:32 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Yahoo announces security exploit bounty with payments up to $15,000
Earlier this week, Yahoo was accused of using change in its sofa cushions as compensation for reports of security exploits, but now the whole ordeal has generated enough buzz to bring about change for...
06:08 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft explains how it built a better Kinect, boosted accuracy without sacrificing performance (video)
The Xbox One's improved Kinect device is looking like an enormous leap ahead of its predecessor, but getting it there wasn't easy. Designing it took a joint-effort between Microsoft's research divisio...
05:17 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Netflix brings HD video and AirPlay streaming to iPhone, iPad
Netflix brought 1080p streaming to Android 4.3 this summer, and now iPhone / iPad users can experience HD streams as well, provided they've updated to iOS 7. Another new feature in the latest update i...
05:04 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Rockstar responds to GTA Online issues, is working 'around the clock' to fix things
Unfortunately, as many predicted, the rollout of Grand Theft Auto Online on Tuesday did not go smoothly for many gamers. On launch day many were unable to connect, or connected but couldn't complete t...
04:13 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget D-Wave's quantum computer overcomes key math challenge, doesn't silence skeptics
D-Wave has long wanted to show that its quantum computing technology is the real deal, and it may have just come closer to proving its case. The company now says that its computer has calculated Ramse...
03:20 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Kia plans to enter US EV market with battery-powered Soul in 2014
The electric vehicle space is one that Kia isn't new to exploring. Here in the US, however, the South Korean auto manufacturer has yet to get its foot in the door. But if all goes according to plan, K...
02:41 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Google Search for Android gets Now cards for notable people, new voice search hotword
Google showed off its refreshed search experience last week, and now we're starting to see it on our Android devices. As is usual, with its staggered updates different people may see the features at d...
01:53 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Nokia Here software to load offline map updates incrementally
When Microsoft acquired Nokia's devices and services business, it left the Here maps platform behind. However, that doesn't mean it's been abandoned. In fact, the Finnish company announced today that ...
01:16 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget LG 'G Flex' phone with flexible 6-inch display rumored for unveiling next month
Been wondering what LG was doing with that flexible display technology it showed off at SID? Apparently it was working on the G Flex, a 6-inch smartphone with a curved screen. The typically innominate...
12:36 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Target's Brightspot mobile service launches Sunday, starts at $35 per month
Ever tenacious retailer Target is once again nipping at Walmart's heels. Following the introduction of its Target Ticket video-on-demand service -- a direct competitor to Vudu -- the big box chain is ...
12:09 am -04 - Thu, October 3, 2013
Engadget Lavabit was under FBI pressure to decrypt Snowden connections, court reveals
When Lavabit shut down in the wake of Edward Snowden's leaks, it left a big question unanswered: just what did the US government want that was supposedly so egregious? Thanks to newly unsealed court d...
11:46 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Kindle Fire HDX review, Xi3's Piston console impressions, Silk Road shut down and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Gesture control startup Flutter acquired by Google, could make Gmail Motion a reality
Another day, another tech startup gets acquired. This time around it's Google snatching up Y Combinator-hatched Flutter, the developer of a gesture control app for Windows and Mac PCs. There's no word...
11:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 369 - 10.02.13
CEDIA is a wrap, but Richard still has lots to recap about the show. Plus, he's got time to kill until Grand Theft Auto Online's connectivity issues get sorted. And Ben? Well, he's frustrated with his...
10:38 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Bing partners with Pinterest to add image collections to search results
It's no secret that Bing has been waging an uphill battle to stay relevant, and now, Microsoft is hoping that its partnership with Pinterest will be enough to win you over. The Bing team's latest effo...
10:09 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget British Film Institute to launch streaming video service on October 9th
The British Film Institute promised that it would put 10,000 movies online as part of the Film Forever initiative, and it's now making good on its word -- if slowly. The Institute will launch the fir...
09:37 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Google Fiber sign-ups begin in Provo, but only for a lucky few
Provo citizens who've been craving Google Fiber can finally sign up for service -- some of them, anyway. Google is now accepting early registrations from Veracity Networks' residential customers, who...
09:06 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Facebook and Cisco to offer free WiFi for the price of a check-in
For all and intents and purposes, the holiday season is already here (we know, we know). And just in time to leverage the deluge of shoppers soon to hit the malls, Cisco has teamed up with Facebook to...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Sprint's HTC One gets Android 4.3, other US carriers to follow this month
Owners of the unlocked HTC One have already received the update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but now it's time for the smartphone's US carrier variants to get the goods. HTC USA took to Twitter today to...
08:22 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget SkyPlus receiver upgrade brings as-you-type TV search with unified results
Sky+ viewers have had advanced search through the TV service's mobile app for a while. Starting today, they'll get that experience through their set-top boxes. Sky is rolling out an update to Sky+HD r...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for October 2nd: Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
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...
07:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget HAPIfork will tell you when to chew for $99 starting October 18th
The bossy utensil that got the mainstream media all worked up at CES will be available for purchase for $99 starting October 18th at the premiere purveyor of all things you didn't know you needed: Bro...
07:26 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Playing video games on Xi3's Piston living room PC / game console
The long-running distinction between dedicated game consoles and gaming PCs is disappearing with Valve's announcement of its own operating system, SteamOS. The hardware is changing too, with next-gen ...
07:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung reportedly not alone in cheating Android benchmarks
Samsung has come under fire this week for allegedly inflating the benchmark scores for the Galaxy Note 3 among other Android devices, but -- shocker -- the company is not alone in enhancing scores. An...
06:47 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Ouya makes broader push into European market
Ouya, one of Kickstarter's more high-profile success stories, is looking to make more of an impact overseas. The company announced plans today for its massively funded Android mini-console to be avail...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget FBI seizes black market website Silk Road, arrests its founder
Light just reached one of the darker corners of the web: the FBI has seized Silk Road, a site infamous for hosting anonymized, Bitcoin-based drug and gun sales. The move follows a sting operation that...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget August smart lock delayed until Q1 2014, available for pre-order now
The August smart lock was set to ship to customers beginning later this year, but for reasons unknown, it's now delayed. The $199 Yves Behar-designed deadbolt, which can be controlled via a smartphone...
05:54 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Xi3's Piston will ship with Windows, sans controller (update)
When the Xi3 Piston modular PC / game console ships this November, it'll ship like most PCs do: without a gamepad. Sadly, the in-house controller from Piston will be sold separately for a separate, un...
05:50 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Secret NSA project gathered American cellphone location data
The NSA's been rather busy over the past few years, tracking everything from your emails to phone calls, and now the New York Times is reporting that it even conducted a secret project to collect data...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: GPS Cookie leaves a trail of breadcrumbs wherever you go (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...
05:30 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at 3PM ET!
The Engadget Mobile Podcast lives on! This is the first show we've done sans-Myriam in a rather long time, but the world of wireless doesn't stop evolving, and neither will we. Today's special guest i...
05:07 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Eidos' Deus Ex: Universe is an 'expanding and connected' world that spans platforms and titles
Eidos Montreal has seen the future for its Deus Ex franchise and it's ready to shed some light on its connected vision. On the company's community blog, studio head David Anfossi revealed that the nex...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Dell announces Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets; prices set at $149 and $179, respectively
When Dell said it was going to revive the Venue brand, we assumed it was referring to Windows tablets. And indeed it was -- it just announced the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro running Windows 8.1. But ...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Dell announces Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android tablets, prices start at $149
When Dell said it was going to revive the Venue brand, we assumed it was referring to Windows tablets. And indeed it was -- it just announced the Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro running Windows 8.1. But ...
04:33 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Dell announces Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro Windows 8.1 tablets (hands-on)
Ever since Dell dropped the surprise announcement that it would revive its Venue brand, we've been looking forward to getting our hands on the company's new line of Windows 8.1 tablets. That time has ...
04:29 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Tesco sells 35,000 Hudl tablets in first few days following launch
Wondering how your old buddy Tesco is faring with the launch of its first branded bit of hardware, the £119 Hudl tablet? Well, according to Tesco's CEO Phil Clarke, via a tweet from Retail Week'...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Dell sheds more light on its upcoming XPS 11 foldable Ultrabook, but the price is still a mystery
We first met the Dell XPS 11 back at Computex, but at the time Dell wasn't ready to go into much detail on its Yoga-like foldable Ultrabook. At Dell's press conference today, however, we're learning m...
04:21 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Dell's XPS 11 foldable Ultrabook coming in November for $1,000 and up
We first met the Dell XPS 11 back at Computex, but at the time Dell wasn't ready to go into much detail on its Yoga-like foldable Ultrabook. At Dell's press conference today, however, we're learning m...
04:17 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Dell refreshes the XPS 13 and 15 with Haswell, the 15 has a 3,200 x 1,800 display
Dell's XPS 11 might be all new and foldable, but the company hasn't forgotten its old workhorses, the XPS 13 and 15, both of which are receiving refreshes. Having already received a sharper display op...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Fujitsu's latest Arrows Tab packs a multi-user fingerprint reader
For Fujitsu, fingerprint readers on smartphones are old hat; on Android tablets, however, they're still rare. The company should make those sensors easier to find with its latest Arrows Tab, the FJT21...
03:19 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Reuters sources predict shortage for unannounced iPad mini with Retina display
It's little more than a rumor at this point, but stories of delays and shortages have been circulating for about as long as mentions of an iPad mini with Retina display. Reuters spent the morning addi...
03:13 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Pantech Vega LTE-A gains fingerprint-based mobile payments
Want to find a nifty use for the fingerprint sensor on the Pantech Vega LTE-A? Well, thanks to the hard work of two South Korean companies, it's picking up the ability to pay for goods by authenticati...
02:49 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Huawei's UltraStick is a 3G SD card with no storage, has slot for a nano-SIM
To start, it's not another Eye-Fi card competitor. Nope, this wireless-capable SD card spotted at CEATEC has no memory of its own. Instead, Huawei's scooped out the gigabytes and replaced them with a ...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget UK regulator names Microsoft, Google and others for white space wireless trials
Though rural dwellers are often broadband-poor, there seems to be plenty of companies lining up to serve them in the UK. Regulator Ofcom just announced participants for its "white space" or unused spe...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's 18-year-old 'Hover' game is reborn inside the browser
You remember Hover, right? If you're one of our many, many readers born after 1995, you probably don't. But that's OK: we're here to educate you, dear millennials. The game, which came installed on Wi...
01:28 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Fitbit to launch new 'Force' fitness and sleep-tracking watch
Not content with its current range of fitness wearables, Fitbit is set to unveil an updated version of its Flex tracking device called the Fitbit Force. As spotted by The Verge, the Force will introdu...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Alliance for Wireless Power and Bluetooth SIG team on smarter charging stations
Wireless charging stations aren't currently very bright, but they're about to learn some new tricks. The Alliance for Wireless Power and the Bluetooth SIG are collaborating on an updated A4WP specific...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Pocket redesigned on the web: overhauled article viewer, enhanced navigation and more
Hot on the heels of releasing a freshly designed application for iOS 7, Pocket is now switching its focus to the experience it offers on the web. The save-for-later reading service says the revamped s...
12:19 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Latest Raspbmc update brings speed boost, bug fixes and more (video)
Two months have passed since we last saw an update to the Raspberry Pi port of XBMC, but the tail end of September finally delivered some fresh code. Chief among the changes is a speed boost that make...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget WD announces My Cloud, an external drive that connects to your home network for $150 (video)
Sure, there are plenty of physical storage options out there, but WD's new My Cloud does a little more than the traditional external hard drives. For starters, and as the name would suggest, My Cloud ...
11:45 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung builds a social networking app around S Pen doodles
For those who actually unsheathe the S Pen from their Samsung device from time to time (unlike yours truly), there's now away to flaunt your stylus-ing prowess in public. The company has just launched...
11:35 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget RCA's Internet Music System blends detachable Android tablet, boombox
Though RCA has slipped from electronics giant to maker of niche products, it's just announced an intriguing music streaming system that is rumored to cost $178 at Walmart, according to Android Police....
10:58 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Apple restores push email in Germany, nearly two years after Motorola shut it down
We're no fans of patent litigation, and we imagine German iPhone users weren't thrilled when Motorola shut down iOS push email in the nation. After numerous pieces of paperwork (and a $135 million bon...
10:29 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1 is available to pre-order, not that you'll get any discount
If you've been actively waiting to pre-order a brand new operating system on DVD, then a) We're glad this article found you, and b) You might be gratified to hear that boxed copies of Windows 8.1 are ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Moon walker simulator lets wannabe astronauts feel 0.17G (video)
When we saw a guy strapped to a crane, bounced between colored spots on the floor, we had to have a go find out more. Within CEATEC, there are halls filled with companies you've not yet heard of. TE C...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Moon walker demo lets wannabe astronauts feel 0.17G (video)
When we saw a guy strapped to a crane, bounced between colored spots on the floor, we had to have a go find out more. Within CEATEC, there are halls filled with companies you've not yet heard of. TE C...
09:03 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget 7-Eleven strikes deal with Hon Hai to sell tablets and notebooks in Taiwan
The stars have aligned in such a way that two of our favorite, yet disparate interests are crossing paths: gadgets and Slurpees. Hon Hai Precision Industry (better known as Foxconn's parent company) h...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Google's Chromecast now supports Hulu Plus app streaming (video)
Launching in July with Netflix and YouTube mirroring, Google's $35 Chromecast streaming dongle now has another video streaming service adding supporting the platform to its apps: Hulu. From today, Hul...
07:57 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget MediaPortal 1.5 released with CableCARD and Windows 8.1 support
Give credit to the MediaPortal team for making swift progress: just a few weeks after revealing a pre-release build of MediaPortal 1.5, the group has released its finished software for download. As pr...
07:45 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget HTC must alter chip in One smartphone to avoid Nokia patents
Poor HTC. As if it didn't already have enough to deal with, the troubled manufacturer now has to meddle with the original design of the One and other smartphones in order to avoid infringing on a coup...
07:12 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Facebook's new mobile ad format keeps users coming back to familiar apps
Ads for mobile apps are frequently ineffective after the first viewing -- once users install a given app, they rarely have incentives to try the software again. Facebook may have found a way to sustai...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Lego calendar uses bricks to organize your office, makes productivity adorable
Vitamins Design wanted an organizational calendar that was "big and visible," so it did what any company would do: it turned to Lego. Using the plastic bricks, Vitamins was able to create a three-mont...
05:58 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: Split, a diminutive, bite-controlled music player in earbud form
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
05:27 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Panasonic 65-inch Smart VIERA WT600 Ultra HD TV (eyes-on)
Panasonic's 65-inch Smart VIERA WT600 UHD TV may have hit the market as a "me too" 4K TV, but it sure does look nice -- even when placed right next to some of the competition. Thanks to its embedded H...
04:51 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Apple acknowledges iMessage delivery issues, is working on a fix
A number of iOS 7 users have reported problems sending and receiving using iMessage (not that it's the first time), and tonight Apple has responded. The Wall Street Journal has a statement from the co...
04:00 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (7-inch)
There was surprisingly little fanfare surrounding the announcement of Amazon's latest Fire tablets. Where last year's unveiling involved renting out an airplane hangar at the Santa Monica airport, the...
03:32 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Apple hires former CableLabs exec, sets TV rumor alert level to mauve
Until Apple actually produces a new TV related device, rumors about what it might be working on will continue to flow, with no end in sight. While we still don't know what's next out of Cupertino, Mul...
02:46 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Vertu's new Constellation is its second Android phone, and you still can't afford it
With the Ti liberating Vertu from the Symbian shackles, it was only a matter of time before the luxury phone maker released its second Android device. The Constellation, as it's called (instead of Con...
02:39 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget FCC aims to fine five wireless carriers $14 million for Lifeline program violations
Government shutdown or not, the Federal Communications Commission announced a proposal to fine five cellular service providers a total of $14.4 million for violating the rules of its Lifeline phone su...
02:02 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Volkswagen develops augmented reality service manual for the XL1
After developing an augmented reality car manual for the Audi A3 and similar software for wearables like Glass, Metaio certainly knows a thing or two about the AR space. It's no surprise then, that Vo...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Apple iPhone 5s and 5c now at Virgin Mobile for $100 below retail
You knew this day would come, Virgin Mobile fans, and now the highly sought after iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c are available for purchase at Virgin Mobile. Better yet, you're in for a rather nice disco...
12:38 am -04 - Wed, October 2, 2013
Engadget Seiki launching its 65-inch 4K TV in December for $3,000
Not one to rest on its 39- and 50-inch Ultra HDTV options, Seiki has announced that its promised 65-inch model is going to arruve this December, just in time for the holiday shopping season. Seiki's n...
11:48 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 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...
11:33 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Galaxy Gear and Note 10.1 (2014) reviews, CEATEC 2013, GTA 5 multiplayer 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, October 1, 2013
Engadget Windows 8 reaches 8 percent of web traffic, but Windows 7 grows quicker
Web traffic for a major new operating system typically grows at a consistently faster pace than its predecessor. That's not true for Windows 8, however -- NetApplications now estimates that Windows 7 ...
10:37 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Etsy reworks guidelines: sellers can now hire outside staff and manufacturers
Etsy, the online marketplace for DIYers, just announced several changes to its seller policies, giving store owners significantly more control over how they run their businesses. Going forward, seller...
10:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Commercial Reality: Why the man behind EVE Online is betting on VR while others aren't
Hilmar Pétursson is convinced virtual reality gaming will be mainstream in 2014. It's a bold claim to put to people who, by next year, will have been exhausted by next-gen console purchases. Bu...
09:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget FTC will not challenge Google's $1 billion Waze acquisition
When Google acquired Waze back in June, the Federal Trade Commission decided to investigate the deal to see if it violated antitrust regulations, and today, it looks like Mountain View is in the clear...
09:17 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Jawbone's Mini Jambox now available for purchase with regular-sized dollars
If you like your Bluetooth speakers nearly pocketable and can live without wall-shaking volume, the Jambox's diminutive offspring is now available for $180 at Jawbone.com. The aptly named Mini is avai...
08:44 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 3 update brings automatic downloads to all PSN users, more Vita sharing options
Sony's next-generation console may be nearing its launch date in some parts of the world, but the Japanese company isn't forgetting about its aging PlayStation 3 just yet. With an update that's due to...
08:21 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Bungie to offer Destiny beta access as early pre-order perk
We've all seen the demo, but none of us have actually played Destiny, Bungie and publisher Activision's forthcoming first-person-shooter / MMO-like effort. But starting today, Destiny's persistent ope...
07:57 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Scribd launches subscription e-book service for Android, iOS and web
Many of us associate Scribd with embedded documents on websites, but the company has been quietly building an e-book platform -- first by selling content and later by soft-launching a subscription ser...
07:36 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Libratone's $500 Loop speaker wraps AirPlay, PlayDirect and DLNA in wool
Don't quite have the funds -- or room -- for the circular B&O Play A9 speaker ($2,700)? Libratone's new AirPlay and DLNA-equipped Loop might catch your eye. The $500 satellite dish-like rig packs ...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Paper now making Books in most obvious business move ever
Paper making a Book? That would follow logic. But the Paper we're referring to here is actually an iPad sketchbook app and the book? Why, that'd be a product of Moleskine. An update released today to ...
06:58 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Samsung reportedly boosting Galaxy Note 3 benchmark performance by 20 percent
Samsung drew criticism for inflating the benchmark scores of Exynos devices earlier in the year, but the company appears undaunted; it's reportedly boosting test numbers for other hardware as well. Ar...
06:47 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Chrome 30 hits the stable channel with new Android gestures and simpler search by image
In August Google pushed out an update to its Chrome Beta channel that included quicker access to search by image via a long press or right click along with a slew of other features. Today, version 30 ...
06:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Toshiba bakes TransferJet file transfer and wireless charging into touchscreen kiosk, charges phones and credit cards
In an effort to make Toshiba's TransferJet more... business, the company revealed a touchscreen kiosk that allows you to buy (and immediately download) music, videos and more. Just in case that alone ...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Dell merger clears final regulatory hurdles, company will go private next year
Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners' joint bid to take Dell private has just cleared its final obstacle: regulatory approval. That means the deal is now all but completed. The transa...
06:03 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Dell merger clears final regulatory hurdles in bid to go private
Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Partners' joint bid to take Dell private has just cleared its final obstacle: regulatory approval. That means the deal is now all but completed. The transa...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Panos Panay says Surfaces with 'multiple aspect ratios and sizes,' LTE are on the way
It's not the first time we've heard that Surface tablets would be coming in multiple sizes, but Microsoft's Panos Panay offered the clearest indication yet that the line could soon be expanding at a M...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget BBC explains why it took so long to add downloads to iPlayer for Android
Wondering why the BBC brought iPlayer downloads to just 11 Android devices, several months after iOS users got their turn? The broadcaster has just explained itself through a blog post detailing the A...
05:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop pops the cork and starts offering free wireless service
It's no longer a summertime tease: FreedomPop's freemium mobile phone service is now officially a go. Launched in beta today, the operator's basic plan offers consumers a voice/text/data bundle that n...
05:24 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop intros a free plan: includes 200 voice minutes, 500 texts and 500MB of data per month
It's no longer a summertime tease: FreedomPop's freemium mobile phone service is now officially a go. Launched in beta today, the operator's basic plan offers consumers a voice/text/data bundle that n...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Monsieur robotic bartender pours libations at home for $1,499 (hands-on)
A night out at the local watering hole can be a pain sometimes, having to elbow your way through crowds and struggle to catch the bartender's eye, all for a tasty beverage. If only we could leave all ...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Our Engadget Expand New York schedule is now live!
Are you ready to Expand? We sure are. We've been rolling out speaker announcements over the past few weeks, including people like LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Peter Molyneux and Ben Heck and companies ...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Logitech's UE Mini Boom wireless speaker can take a bruising
So you want a portable Bluetooth speaker, but you're worried that it won't survive your party-driven lifestyle. What to do? You may want to consider Logitech's new UE Mini Boom, which can take a mod...
04:40 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Logitech's Ultimate Ears Mini Boom wireless speaker can take a bruising
So you want a portable Bluetooth speaker, but you're worried that it won't survive your party-driven lifestyle. What to do? You may want to consider Logitech's new Ultimate Ears Mini Boom, which can t...
04:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Google's new concession offer gets EU antitrust chief's stamp of approval
Google and the European Commission have been doing their seemingly interminable antitrust dance for three years now, but today's development might signal a shift in the tides. In July, the EU's Compet...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Wii production to cease 'soon,' at least in Japan
Manufacturing of the aging Wii game console will end "soon," Nintendo of Japan says. Kotaku spotted the note on a product page for the Wii on Nintendo's website, which reads "Manufacturing is schedule...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Native Instruments' new Maschine Studio controller keeps your eyes on the music
When you're focused on music editing, you don't want to switch back and forth between a computer screen and a hardware controller. With Native Instruments' newly unveiled Maschine Studio, you won't ha...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget SOL Republic outs Master Tracks XC over-ear headphones for $250
SOL Republic's just taken the wraps off of what it's calling the first "professional-caliber" headphones it's made: the Master Tracks XC. When it comes to audio chops, the company says it created a ne...
03:25 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm joins Power Matters Alliance, will help develop hybrid wireless charging standard
Competition is really heating up in the wireless charging space. Last month, the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) shared news that Qualcomm joined its board, and now the competing Power Matters Allianc...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Smule opens doors on musical social network
Sure it's launched plenty of successful music apps, but to us, Smule will always be the company that gave us iPhone-based AutoTune in the form of I Am T-Pain (which we managed to try out on half of Th...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Smule opens the doors to its musical social network
Sure it's launched plenty of successful music apps, but to us, Smule will always be the company that gave us iPhone-based AutoTune in the form of I Am T-Pain (which we managed to try out on half of Th...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Rohm showcases colorful solid hydrogen-source fuel cell chargers at CEATEC
You know what makes a fuel cell charger in your pocket a little less frightening? Colors! CEATEC mainstay Rohm has arrived back in Japan with a new set of hydrogen-source fuel cell chargers, with the ...
02:18 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA introduces its Battlebox PC program for 4K gaming, powering the LHC
Okay, okay, NVIDIA's "Battlebox" PCs won't quite power the Large Hadron Collider, but it will offer more power than you'll need to play basically any game available (or any game arriving in the coming...
01:56 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget We're live from CEATEC 2013!
It's been just over a week since we roamed the halls of the Makuhari Messe in Japan for the Tokyo Game Show, and we're already back to take a broader look at tech coming from Japan, from the Sonys and...
01:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget The AI Plate is a 'floating' touchscreen interface (hands-on)
It wouldn't be a CEATEC show without a new, left-field interface. This year, it's Asukanet's turn, with its Aerial Imaging Plate (AI Plate). "The one aerial imaging device that will change the future"...
01:38 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget The AI Plate is a floating touchscreen interface (hands-on)
It wouldn't be a CEATEC show without a new, left-field interface. This year, it's Asukanet's turn, with its Aerial Imaging Plate (AI Plate). "The one aerial imaging device that will change the future"...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear review
When we speak of smartwatches, what do you think of first? If you're the nostalgic type, your mind might drift back to Dick Tracy, or to those times when Michael Knight yelled at KITT to help get him ...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 review (2014 edition)
If you want your product to sound like it belongs in the future, why not name it after the future itself? Taking a page from the auto industry, Samsung named its new Galaxy Note 10.1 for the coming ye...
12:39 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Nissan's autonomous Leaf shows its smarts on Japanese test track
Now that Nissan's partially automated Leaf has the proverbial green light to traverse some of Japan's roadways, we figured we'd place our lives in the hands of various computer systems in order to hav...
12:23 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's concept REGZA 40V and 50V 4K HDTVs double as pro-grade reference monitors
Toshiba's overall TV division may be ailing, but it's innovations like this that'll keep it from completely decaying. Displayed at the company's CEATEC booth here in Japan are two new 4K HDTV displays...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget HP intros eight business laptops, including two Ultrabooks; prices at $499
It was just two weeks ago that HP spat out a bunch of new consumer laptops ahead of the holiday shopping season. Now that those products are official, HP is shifting its attention to business customer...
11:55 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Optinvent's AR glasses are cheaper than Google's and have a bigger display (hands-on)
While Google Glass might be the darling of the augmented reality wearable market, other companies like Vuzix and Epson have had skin in the game for much longer than the folks in Mountain View. One su...
11:55 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Optinvent Ora AR glasses boasts 'Flip-Vu' dual position display, aims to take on Google (hands-on)
While Google Glass might be the darling of the augmented reality wearable market, other companies like Vuzix and Epson have had skin in the game for much longer than the folks in Mountain View. One su...
11:42 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Spotify's 'Follow' button lets you recruit listeners from any webpage
Looking to tempt others to check out your Spotify tracks? Before, any interaction with other users or artists had to be done within the various desktop and mobile apps, but there's now another option:...
11:05 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access makes its way to seven more European countries
If you felt left out by the European debut of Google Play Music All Access in August, hopefully Mountain View's latest announcement brings you into the musical fold. According to Google's support page...
10:45 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Elliptic Labs releases ultrasound gesturing SDK for Android, will soon integrate into smartphones
Elliptic Labs has already spruced up a number of tablets by adding the ability to gesture instead of make contact with a touchpanel, and starting this week, it'll bring a similar source of wizardry to...
10:19 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto Online update arrives, brings multiplayer to Los Santos
If you're already looking for a more worthy Grand Theft Auto 5 adversary than a computer can generate, here's the dirt: you can now play it online. Whether your battleground of choice is PlayStation N...
09:15 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget 5.5-inch LG phone leaks online, and it's allegedly affordable
Somewhere out there, someone is probably waiting for a more affordable LG Optimus G Pro, and if the LG G Pro Lite Dual turns out to be real, then their wish might soon be granted. The phone will repor...
08:31 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget AT&T brings 300Mbps fiber internet to Austin in December, gigabit by 'mid-2014'
Now that AT&T is actually laying down fiber-optic line in Austin, we have yet another reason to be jealous of Texas' weird city. According to Ma Bell, "tens of thousands" will be getting 300Mbps d...
07:47 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Canadian carriers launch centralized database of stolen phones
In the latest installment of Grand Theft Mobile (TM): Canadian phone thieves face a major hurdle now that several carriers in the country have launched a centralized blacklist of stolen devices. Canad...
07:26 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's TransferJet adapter does high-speed video transfer from micro-USB, smartphone chip coming next year
Toshiba's TransferJet has kept relatively quiet since we got the full explanation (spoilers: high-speed data transfer over very short distances) on stage at CES 2013. Finally, several Toshiba products...
06:53 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Dropbox update adds automatic screenshot saving, iPhoto imports
It's not a huge update, but today Dropbox gains the ability to automatically save your computer screenshots. Next time you immortalize that Gchat, your screen-cap will be saved to your Dropbox account...
06:35 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Google Docs gets a subtle facelift, shifts the focus to content
You can't say that the Google Drive crew isn't looking out for you. Following the transition of QuickOffice for Android and iOS into a freebie, the team is now blessing Google Docs with a slightly mor...
06:09 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget NTT DoCoMo's vision of '5G' wireless: 100x faster than LTE, but not until 2020
We knew good and well that Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo would be divulging details about its 5G wireless plans at CEATEC, but the claims that we've stumbled upon here in Chiba are nothing short of bana...
05:26 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget LG Gate to tackle enterprise smartphone security with encryption, VPNs and more
Samsung chose to name part of its enterprise smartphone security suite after an Army post, but LG's going for something entirely more generic: Gate. The company's solution appears to work much like JK...
05:00 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Japanese carrier DoCoMo demos 'Intelligent Glass' wearable at CEATEC 2013 (hands-on)
Wearables are coming and DoCoMo wants to be involved from the start. Here at CEATEC, the carrier has dedicated a quadrant of its booth to prototype wearables (at least some of it was Vuzix hardware), ...
04:49 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget YouTube Music Awards hit NYC Nov. 3, blend mainstream artists and internet stars (video)
The alternate reality of Youtube -- where locally unknown but internet famous entertainers with millions of subscribers grab a spot next to widely recognizable mainstream artists -- meets the real wor...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget GoPro reveals HD Hero3Plus: smaller, sharper, faster and available now
If you were thinking it's about that time of year that we might see a new GoPro, then you'd be right. The king of the action cams has just announced the GoPro HD Hero3+. The flagship Black edition is ...
04:00 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget GoPro reveals Hero3Plus: smaller, sharper, faster and available now
If you were thinking it's about that time of year that we might see a new GoPro, then you'd be right. The king of the action cams has just announced the GoPro Hero3+. The flagship Black edition is now...
03:26 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Omate TrueSmart smartwatch is also a phone, incorporates Fleksy keyboard (hands-on)
While most smartwatches like the Pebble and the Galaxy Gear can't live up to their true potential without the assistance of a smartphone, the Omate TrueSmart is a full-fledged calling and texting mach...
02:51 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Dragon Quest Metal Slime smartphone revealed by DoCoMo, looks more metal than slime
Atop a pile of gold coins, in a treasure chest. This is how you present a Dragon Quest collaboration smartphone to the Japanese public. %Gallery-slideshow99593%Filed under: Cellphones, MobileComments...
02:27 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Wii U update 4.0 brings Wii games to the GamePad's screen
Nintendo's pushing out version 4.0 of its Wii U system software, and it's bringing a few unexpected -- yet welcome -- changes. Ironically, tweaks to how the hardware handles titles from The Big N's la...
01:52 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent teases decentralized chat client in the wake of security breaches
Today, BitTorrent announced it's building a private instant messaging client for our post-PRISM world. The firm told CNET that BitTorrent Chat should function like the company's other peer-to-peer ser...
01:09 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Verizon accepts device upgrades made during glitch, lucky customers can keep unlimited data
We have bad news: Verizon didn't mean to let website visitors buy devices at upgrade prices while preserving unlimited data. The option was a momentary "software issue," the carrier says. However, we ...
12:28 am -04 - Tue, October 1, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Galaxy Note 3 review, Kindle Paperwhite review, McAfee's NSA-proofing Decentral device 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...
11:48 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (September 30th - October 6th)
As we begin to experience the post-Breaking Bad era, there are a few other options to check out on TV this week, including the start of Major League Baseball playoff games. That said, the series final...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Visualized: a hydrogen bond seen for the first time
Chalk one up for atomic force microscopy. As detailed in a paper published recently in the journal Science, researchers in China have used the imaging technique (as opposed to scanning tunnelling micr...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget VorpX turns BioShock Infinite, Mirror's Edge (and more) into Oculus Rift-ready games
Irrational Games' blockbuster BioShock Infinite and EA DICE's Mirror's Edge weren't built with the Oculus Rift in mind, but both are part of a huge list of games supported by a new piece of software a...
10:13 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for September 30th: Fujiilm FinePix JX650, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Cameras
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...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget 3Doodler 3D printing pen starts shipping to Kickstarter backers, retail models arriving in early 2014
It's not news every time a Kickstarter product starts shipping to backers, but in the case of 3Doodler, it's worth a mention. At last count, the startup had raised $2.3 million to fund its 3D printing...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Sharp's Aquos Phone Xx is almost all screen, gives 80.5 percent good face
"Too much bezel" -- how often have you seen that complaint in the comment section of new phone announces? Well, you can throw this Sharp Aquos Phone Xx (and its mini companion) in the face of that hat...
08:52 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget NYC plans free public WiFi expansion in all five boroughs by December 2013
A handful of neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx will have high-speed WiFi access available for businesses and residents by the end of this year. NYC Mayor Michae...
08:33 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Microsoft officially pulls the plug on MSN TV
The time has come: As announced earlier this summer, Microsoft is shuttering MSN TV, a service it's operated since 1997. Originally known as WebTV, the box (naturally) brought the internet to many a l...
08:16 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone crossing double digit market share in parts of Europe
Kantar's numbers have always been relatively kind to Windows Phone. Well, at least as kind as any numbers can be, we suppose. That trend continues with the recent report that Microsoft's smartphone pl...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook expands Graph Search to include status updates and posts
Today, Facebook is giving Graph Search something of a power-up by adding status updates and posts to the list of content it can access. Previously, the revamped search engine could only scan four type...
07:37 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Google's first batch of BufferBox delivery lockers arrives in San Francisco
There may be a few less places to find an Amazon delivery locker after Staples and Radio Shack announced they were removing them from their stores, but Google's competing offering is now getting a boo...
07:22 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Lenovo intros four IdeaCentre all-in-ones, including a super-wide 29-inch model
Lenovo is known for all-in-one PCs that stand out, and that's certainly true of a new four-model update to the company's IdeaCentre line. The headlining B750 is reportedly the first PC to include a 29...
07:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus review
When Samsung first released the Series 9 in 2011, it quickly became one of our favorite laptops of the year. Then, once Intel threw its marketing weight behind Ultrabooks, it became our favorite Ultra...
06:48 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Google Web Designer launches in beta, available now as a free download
Back in June, Google's advertising arm put up a blog post, letting us know it was about to release an HTML5 development tool, called Google Web Designer. Well, it's just arrived today, per a post on G...
06:23 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Xi3's Piston modular PC launching November 29th for $1,000
As if shelling out $900 this holiday to snag the two next-gen game consoles weren't enough, Xi3's Piston modular gaming PC is arriving on November 29th for $1,000. Should money be no object to you, th...
06:12 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Leak hints at iPhone 5c and 5s variants for Boost Mobile
Apple offers iPhones through both large and small US carriers these days, but it has so far given Boost Mobile the cold shoulder. That may soon change, however -- @evleaks has just leaked ads hinting ...
05:59 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget John McAfee wants to NSA-proof the internet with a device called Decentral
The name McAfee is synonymous with the ubiquitous anti-virus software, but in recent years, John McAfee has kept a relatively low profile in the tech industry, preferring instead to take up leisurely ...
05:34 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget HTC Butterfly 2 allegedly leaked, takes design cue from 8XT
Just when we thought Chinese tech news has died down ahead of China's National Day on October 1st, a seemingly reliable HTC leak from there just had to ruin the fun. According to Weiphone, these are a...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Ikea starts selling residential solar panels in the UK
...Because when you think of Britain, you think of sunny skies. Ikea has started selling solar panels for residential rooftops at its stores in the United Kingdom. The furniture outfit's move into hom...
04:45 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget In a bid to control the internet, China tries to put the squeeze on mobile news apps
It's like Jeff Goldblum's neurotic, chaos theory spouting character in Jurassic Park said: "life, uh, finds a way." Or, in this case, it's the internet that can't be kept down at heel. According to a ...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review (2013): is last year's best e-reader still tops?
Amazon's really laid off the pomp and circumstance this year. Between a new Paperwhite e-reader and a trio of tablets, the company's hosted nary a press conference; just a couple of small-scale meetin...
03:39 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget IRL: Wahoo's Blue SC speed sensor for bikes
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. Smartphones,...
02:57 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia says current high-end Lumias won't get Bluetooth 4.0 support (update: they may)
We hope you don't want to use a heart rate monitor while running with your Lumia 1020 -- you'll likely be out of luck. Nokia Australia claims that Bluetooth 4.0 support won't be coming to existing hig...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget MSI launches GP laptops for business-gamer types
We get it. By day, you're zooming between meetings with your tie done up to 11, but your evenings? That's when you get some serious fragging done. Always eager to help, MSI is launching the GP series,...
02:16 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear watch available from AT&T on October 4th
Look, we're with you: pre-orders are for losers. You're giving over your hard-earned cash so some company can bank interest and gauge sales allocations, just to guarantee you get it on day one. You'll...
02:00 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (global edition)
More InfoSamsung Galaxy Note 3 previewSamsung Galaxy Gear hands-onSamsung details new S PenThree is the magic number. Three is lucky. Three's a crowd. Okay, ignore that last one, but the number 3 does...
01:55 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget This could be Sony's Xperia Z1 'mini': a 20.7-megapixel camera and Snapdragon 800 in a 4.3-inch package
Now this is what we'd call bucking the trend: a leaked document obtained by Xperia Blog, allegedly pertaining to Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, outs a new Sony device that looks to be a mini Xperia Z1....
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: KnowRoaming's SIM 'stickers' let you talk, text and surf worldwide on the cheap
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject lin...
01:16 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Sky adds 'The Wire' and other high-profile TV box-sets to its VOD collection
With the news that Netflix is being brought to Virgin Media's TiVo boxes, Sky needs to cook up some sort of response. That's why the broadcaster has thrown some money around to offer those premium US ...
01:01 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Vodafone Smart 4G shows its face, some base specs in leaked flyer
After prematurely breaking cover in the US, Vodafone's Smart 4G appears to have fled to Italy, where it's allegedly been spotted again on one of the network's local flyers. If the image above is to be...
12:44 pm -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Facebook to join Twitter in providing TV networks with user data
Now that Facebook has granted broadcasters access to your public wall posts, it wants to give them even more of your data -- but anonymously this time. Zuckerberg and Co. told the Wall Street Journal ...
11:29 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Google launches Android game vending machines, puts first ones in Tokyo (naturally)
In a country that has no shortage of vending machines, Google Japan has decided to join the fray. The company has announced three dedicated Google Play machines that will sell 18 different gaming titl...
10:45 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget UK cyber defense unit promises to 'strike back' at enemies
The UK government announced last December that it was building a "Cyber Reserve" to protect itself, and now it has a few more details to divulge. Crucially, rather than merely focusing on defending th...
09:17 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung claims 100 million people use its ChatOn messaging service
Though we haven't received any ChatOn messages ourselves lately, Samsung says that its messaging service has caught on with some. In fact, it's just chalked up a "global subscriber base" of 100 millio...
08:13 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Softbank announces the Arrows A, can fast-charge a day of use in just 10 minutes
Softbank has just held its biannual showcase to reveal its new smartphone family and, as is often the case with Japanese carriers, there's a few interesting devices alongside the more predictable iPho...
07:45 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Toshiba to cut 3,000 jobs and outsource production to stem TV losses
It's not as if Toshiba's TV division has been totally silent recently, but it apparently hasn't been making enough noise to justify the continued employment of its full, 6,000-strong workforce. Althou...
07:05 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Timothy Leary-developed video games found in New York Public Library archive
The New York Public Library recently discovered a treasure trove of video games in its archives created by psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary. Over 375 floppies (talk about flashbacks) containing a ...
06:20 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget SpaceX launches new Falcon 9 rocket with 60 percent stronger engines (video)
While most of the news about SpaceX has surrounded the Grasshopper lately, the firm has been plugging away at its Falcon rocket, too. This just-launched Falcon 9 (dubbed version 1.1) boasts 60 percent...
05:31 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Inside look at BlackBerry reveals failed 'SMS 2.0' push, qualms over Z10 launch
We're familiar with much of BlackBerry's history, but there are a few unanswered questions: why did Jim Balsillie resign his board position, for example? And why did the Z10 launch ahead of Q10, to di...
04:44 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Sharp's first Windows 8 tablet has 10.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 IGZO display and water resistance (hands-on)
Kicking off this week's CEATEC show in Japan, Sharp has played to its strengths with its new Windows 8 tablet, the Mebius Pad, factoring in a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution display. That puts it pretty far ...
04:35 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Gmail Android app may get ads soon, APK teardown reveals
Google's Gmail app for Android has remained an ad-free sanctuary, but code uncovered by Android Police in an APK teardown of the application's latest version hints that circumstances might change. Bur...
03:47 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Lenovo teases Yoga Tablet that can stand itself up, shift its center of gravity
Looks like Lenovo and its executives are taking a page out of Huawei's book to start leaking its own products, with the victim this time being an oddly named Yoga Tablet. Our source told us that unlik...
03:08 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Interbrand: Apple now most valuable brand, worth estimated at $98.3 billion
Coca-Cola's 13-year tenure as "Best Global Brand" is over, however the new leader shouldn't really surprise you. Apple knocked Penelope Cruz's favorite soft drink from the number one spot on Interbran...
02:15 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's IdeaTab S2109?
In stark contrast to its PC lineup, Lenovo's tablet offerings are often the wrong side of exciting. The IdeaTab S2109, for instance, arrived with little fanfare or enthusiasm, and little to make it st...
01:30 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Apple rumored to need Samsung for some A8 chip production
There have been rumors that TSMC would handle some of Apple's future chip production, but details of the purported arrangement have been vague. The Korea Economic Daily may have just filled us in, ho...
01:00 am -04 - Mon, September 30, 2013
Engadget Refresh Roundup: week of September 23rd, 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...