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11:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Unlocked Moto G now up for pre-order on Amazon, expected to ship December 4th
A mere three days after Motorola started selling the Moto G unlocked online, giant retailer Amazon is bringing the budget-friendly smartphone to its shelves. Pre-orders are being accepted as we speak,...
10:52 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Sony suspends PlayStation promo code support following network trouble
Sony's PSN woes aren't over just yet. The company has temporarily stopped taking PlayStation promo codes following a surge in traffic on the gaming service; for the moment, money cards and game vouche...
10:52 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Sony suspends PlayStation promo code support following network trouble (update)
Sony's PSN woes aren't over just yet. The company has temporarily stopped taking PlayStation promo codes following a surge in traffic on the gaming service; for the moment, money cards and game vouche...
09:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Text message exploit can force your Nexus phone to reboot
Watch out if someone sends a flood of text messages to your Nexus phone -- they may be trying to break in. IT administrator Bogdan Alecu has discovered an Android bug that triggers exploitable behavi...
09:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Text message exploit can force your Nexus phone to reboot (updated)
Watch out if someone sends a flood of text messages to your Nexus phone -- they may be trying to break in or otherwise cause havoc. IT administrator Bogdan Alecu has discovered an Android bug that tri...
08:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget FIFA rolls out iOS and Android apps ahead of 2014 World Cup Final Draw
Now that we know which 32 football nations will be on the quest for global domination in Brazil, FIFA, the sport's governing body, decided it was the right time to release a set of apps for iOS and An...
07:29 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget HTC One developer and unlocked models start receiving Android 4.4 KitKat in the US
If you were bold enough to buy a Developer Edition HTC One or its unlocked sibling, today is your lucky day. HTC's US division has announced that it's rolling out an Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade to both...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget A guide to street photography: Antonio Olmos and the dark art of manual exposure
Street photography is the purest, most spontaneous way to create art with a camera. No studios, no props, no poses; all you need is the right equipment and a street with people on it. In this original...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Gaming
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month.This is an especially good year for gamers: With major consol...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget A closer look at the Jolla phone: good intentions, bad delivery
Jolla's self-titled and first smartphone launched in partnership with Finnish carrier DNA this week, with a few hundred handsets finding their way to early pre-orderers. Today, a couple of familiar fa...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget A closer look at the Jolla phone: good intentions, bad delivery (video)
Jolla's self-titled and first smartphone launched in partnership with Finnish carrier DNA this week, with a few hundred handsets finding their way to early pre-orderers. Today, a couple of familiar fa...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD TV courtesy of Sony!
Whether you've decided to spend the day battling bargain hunters for an insanely low-priced wafflemaker or just chillin' by the warm glow of your computer screen watching the mayhem unfold, we've got ...
02:40 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Experimental 3D scanner creates clear images with almost no light
We've seen seen single-pixel cameras, and now MIT researchers have figured out how to create clear images of dimly-lit objects using single photons -- in 3D, no less. Their technique doesn't involve a...
12:13 pm -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Robot sea turtle will map shipwrecks that humans can't reach (video)
Some shipwrecks are too costly or dangerous for humans to explore, but many underwater robots are too disruptive and unwieldy to serve as substitutes. The Tallinn Institute of Technology's new U-CAT m...
10:49 am -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Apple gives Europeans Black Friday discounts, US settles for gift cards
If you've been mulling the latest Apple gizmo but wince at the prices, today could be the day to act. That's because Cupertino's offering UK discounts of up to £81 on the latest and greatest iMa...
09:25 am -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Dutch regulator says Google's privacy policy breaks the law
Almost two years after it updated its privacy policy, Google is still facing the wrath of European watchdogs. The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has just ended a seven-month investigation into ...
08:20 am -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Chrome may let you try Web Store apps without installing them
Ever want to test a Chrome Web Store app without installing it? You may get your chance if a pair of Chromium changes reach finished software. Google is experimenting with support for "ephemeral" ap...
05:21 am -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Georgia Tech's tongue-driven wheelchair outruns conventional rivals (video)
Georgia Tech has long wanted to show that tongue-controlled devices could help the disabled, and it now has solid proof. A new study shows that the school's wearable Tongue Drive System lets the paral...
05:21 am -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Georgia Tech's Tongue Drive wheelchair proves quicker than traditional breath controls
Georgia Tech researchers believed that tongue-controlled devices could help the disabled, and now they have solid proof. A new study shows that the school's wearable Tongue Drive System lets the paral...
12:17 am -05 - Fri, November 29, 2013
Engadget Gigaset gets into Android tablets with two models, including a Tegra 4 flagship
You likely won't know Germany's Gigaset unless you've bought one of its cordless phones, but you may want to take notice now that the company is launching its first tablets. Both the 8-inch QV830 and...
09:27 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 in Australia and Europe won't get full PSN features at launch
Sony has been rather successful in selling the PlayStation 4, to the point where the PlayStation Network has strained under the load. The company doesn't want to worsen these problems with its PS4 lau...
07:43 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Gionee Elife E7 boasts most sensitive 16MP camera, 2.5GHz Snapdragon 800
Gionee isn't exactly a name that you'd come across in the Western market every day, but this time, the Chinese company has big global ambitions. The latest proof is its Elife E7, a 5.5-inch 1080p Andr...
06:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 2520 tablet exclusive to John Lewis in the UK from December 4th
UK-centric news is plentiful today while America busies itself with feasts and football. One such announcement concerns the launch of Nokia's first tablet, the Lumia 2520, which will go on sale Decemb...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Be a part of the Engadget community!
Welcome to the new Engadget, where the surprises never stop coming! In addition to the updated design and logo, we just recently launched some great new community tools for your consumption. They incl...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget VuTV brings 13 more channels to the UK's Freeview TV service for 7 per month
Brits can't really complain about Freeview TV since it comes at no recurring charge, but it doesn't stop them tiring of the channel selection. Those who also aren't interested in signing on the dotted...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Pebble's e-ink smartwatch now available on Amazon
Pebble's been slowly been expanding the places you can buy its e-ink smartwatch, but it's just landed at perhaps the biggest retailer of them all. Ahead of the Thankgiving celebrations, the company to...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Pebble's e-paper smartwatch now available on Amazon
Pebble's slowly been expanding the places you can buy its e-paper smartwatch, but today it's landed at the biggest retailer of them all. Ahead of the Thankgiving celebrations, the company took to Twit...
04:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget BT to broadcast and stream live NBA games in the UK
BT has landed quite a few major sports broadcasting deals as of late, including its buyout of ESPN's British and Irish channels back in February. Today, it's extending its athletic empire with an excl...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Getting to know the new Engadget
If you haven't noticed, Engadget has some new digs and there's a lot more going on than a fresh look. While you kick back and recover from holiday feasting, it's time to start thinking about what you'...
03:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage service gets an official iPhone app
Now that Kim Dotcom's cloud storage service Mega is available to the public, it's finally found time to launch the iOS app it's been promising. With its Android app already four months old, the new Me...
02:37 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Virgin Media brings its TV Anywhere service to UK Android devices
It took a while, but Virgin Media has finally brought its TV Anywhere service to Android. Already available on the iPhone and iPad for more than a year, the free app comes to Android smartphones and t...
01:52 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget US judge throws out Apple location-tracking lawsuit
Remember all the fuss a couple years ago about Apple storing your location data from iPhone 4 handsets and the subsequent privacy lawsuits that resulted? Well, that's all amounted to nothing for four ...
12:57 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget US carriers can now block activation of stolen smartphones if they head abroad
US wireless industry group CTIA has announced that a stolen phone database launched last year by T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Verizon is now final, including integration with international carriers....
12:04 pm -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Brazil wants to know why Apple bills its citizens in US dollars
Brazil's national currency is the real, but you wouldn't know that by looking at its iTunes storefront. Apple prices everything there in US dollars, which has led Brazil's Consumer Protection Secretar...
11:15 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Dual-SIM HTC One with expandable storage comes to the UK
Just days after it unveiled a second gold One, HTC is releasing another variant of its Android flagship in an attempt to boost sales in the UK. Today, the company announced the availability of the HTC...
10:24 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget KitKat arrives on Nexus One via feeble custom ROM
If you're still rocking a Nexus One, but are jealous of all the new devices running KitKat, you're in luck. The folks on the XDA Developer's forums have hacked together a custom Android 4.4 ROM for th...
09:17 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Faulty connectors push Retron 5 game console into early 2014 launch
Everyone who wants to snag Hyperkin's Retron 5 this holiday season may want to look elsewhere for now, because the retro gaming console won't arrive in time for Santa's visit. Unfortunately, Hyperkin ...
07:46 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Facebook tests 'save-for-later' feature for the second time, makes it better than the first
Beware, Pocket and Instapaper: the folks at Facebook HQ are testing a feature that encroaches upon your "save-for-later" territory. This new function currently appears for some mobile users as an iBoo...
06:06 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget MLB releases Franchise MVP for Android, lets you live your baseball fantasies
The World Series is over, and it's a long three months before Spring Training begins. What's a baseball fan to do until then? Well, if you're an Android user, you could pick up Franchise MVP, a new ga...
02:20 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Black Friday 2013 roundup
Don't think that the Black Friday shopping rush this year is all about the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We've rounded up a smorgasbord of Thanksgiving week deals that should appeal to tech-savvy shoppe...
01:41 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Lumia 525, FuelBand SE review, Engadget's 2013 tablet gift guide 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...
12:55 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy S 4 starts receiving Android 4.3 (again), Galaxy Gear gets compatibility update
Earlier this month, AT&T began rolling out Android 4.3 to its variant of the Galaxy S 4, only to have it pulled in order to focus on "potential improvements." Here's the good news: the Rethink Pos...
12:19 am -05 - Thu, November 28, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod Installer pulled from Google Play, lives on via sideloading
The CyanogenMod team made switching from your phone's original Android setup to its own flavor of the OS much easier with paired mobile and desktop installer apps, but now there's one extra step. In a...
11:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Google Play Store now highlights Chromecast-friendly Android apps
Google has lately taken to highlighting tablet-native Android apps; it only makes sense that the company would devote the same kind of love to Chromecast owners. Accordingly, the search firm has just...
11:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 376 - 11.27.13
The Xbox One has finally arrived at chez Lawler, so Richard and Ben gets things headed in Microsoft's direction right off the bat. As with the PS4, this console still could use some time in the oven, ...
10:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Google's setup app makes bulk Play for Education tablet activations a breeze
Google is looking to make the task for schools looking to cash in on Google Play for Education a bit easier with a bit of mobile software. The Google Edu Device Setup app (for Android, natch) allows a...
10:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget OCZ declares bankruptcy, may sell its assets to Toshiba
OCZ dropped off the radar shortly into 2013 as it struggled to correct dodgy accounting and stem ongoing losses. Unfortunately, it couldn't turn things around quickly enough -- the one-time legend in...
09:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget HTC outs Desire 701 and 500 handsets in Taiwan, sets sights on the mid-range market
As if that recently announced trio of Desire smartphones wasn't enough, HTC today introduced a couple more, this time in Taiwan. Meet the Desire 700 and Desire 501, both aimed at the mid-range market ...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid review: a pen display that doubles as an Android tablet
After months of rumblings about a standalone slate, Wacom finally unveiled not one, but two tablets back in September. On paper, the Cintiq Companion may be the more compelling mobile workstation, jus...
07:27 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Amazon brings Instant Video to Japan, offers over 26,000 movies and TV shows
Folks in the Land of the Rising Sun will be pleased to know that there's now another option where they can rent or buy movies and TV shows. Today, Amazon announced the arrival of its Instant Video ser...
06:44 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget German court says Wikimedia is liable for article contents after they're published
The Wikimedia Foundation positions Wikipedia as hub for unfettered knowledge, but it's now obligated to police that content in the wake of a newly published German ruling. Stuttgart's Higher Regional ...
06:44 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget German court says Wikimedia is liable for article contents after they're published (updated)
The Wikimedia Foundation positions Wikipedia as a hub for unfettered knowledge, but it's now obligated to police that content in the wake of a newly published German ruling. Stuttgart's Higher Regiona...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Tablets
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month.Tablets are right up there with 3D-enabled 4K TVs in terms of...
05:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Old G.I. Joes get reassembled to create action figures for classic Activision titles
What's the best way to celebrate classic games? Well, Chicago artist and writer Dan Polydoris decided to build a collection of action figures based on Activision games for the Atari 2600. To do so, Po...
05:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Nike FuelBand SE review: more social features, much longer battery life
Nike's new FuelBand is now out, and following a few weeks of running in parks, walking around exhibition halls and the occasional all-out exercise session, well, I'm pretty tired. Fortunately, I only ...
05:04 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget YouTube app teardown hints at ad-free Music Pass service with offline playback
Rumors of a YouTube-based music service just got some credibility thanks to an Android Police teardown of the Android app's most recent code. The site has found references to a Music Pass that would ...
04:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox Video website is now live, though it doesn't stream in HD
We already knew Microsoft was working to bring its Xbox Video service to the web, and today it's finally live. If you go to video.xbox.com, you'll be able to watch TV shows and movies, including items...
04:23 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Skype for China now talks directly to Microsoft, may reduce government snooping (updated)
Skype use in China was especially risky for a while -- when a local company (TOM Online) was processing data with no real safeguards, it virtually guaranteed the presence of government monitoring. Now...
03:58 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Nothing says 'war is hell' like a $2,500 gold-leaf Battlefield 4 print
With the Battlefield 4 Premium add-on, EA's letting you score a dozen goodie-laden golden battlepacks for about $50 without, you know, earning them. But any plebe can do that, right Sedgwick? What you...
03:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget 2,000 hours later, Skyrim modder lands a job working on Destiny with Bungie
Having spent over 2,000 hours working on the enormous -- and enormously impressive -- Skyrim mod "Falskaar," Alexander Velicky was dead set on getting a design job in the game industry. " I set my sig...
02:57 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Xbox One owners report compatibility problems with UK TV providers
Nothing tests a stiff upper lip like a next-gen console launch. Having already been spooked by inaccurate pricing on the PlayStation Network, some Brits are now discovering that the Xbox One's heavily...
01:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget 4oD catch-up streaming comes to Sky Now TV and Roku boxes
A smart TV box for a tenner is a nice thing, but one that streams Homeland on demand is arguably even nicer. As of today, owners of a Sky Now TV media player should see 4oD among their list of free ch...
01:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget PayPal now supports prepaid gift cards for online purchases
A prepaid gift card may not be the proper substitute for a well-chosen present, but at least the beneficiary will have an easier time using it online this Christmas. That's because PayPal now supports...
12:33 pm -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Sony says digital PS4 game prices could drop in Europe ahead of launch
Sony has moved to calm fears over expensive digital PlayStation 4 games ahead of the console's European launch. After it was discovered that major publishers like EA had set digital prices for games l...
11:28 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget The $299 Blu Life Pro is aimed at the selfie set with a 5-megapixel front cam
When we first spotted the decently spec'd Blu Life series, it seemed like a nice Android handset option for folks on a budget. However, the times they have a-changed, and the former KIRF company's lat...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Jambox and Mini Jambox score a water-resistant option for an extra $50
Sure, you might shrug off peril when it comes to placing portable speakers near the tub or sink, but it wouldn't hurt to have an added line of defense. To that end, Jawbone is now giving folks who pur...
09:07 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Redbox Instant now supports AirPlay streaming
Verizon's subscription streaming TV service, Redbox Instant, now supports Apple's AirPlay thanks to a new version 1.4 iOS app update -- with some caveats. For starters, though you'll be able to play s...
07:32 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 525 budget Windows Phone surfaces with swappable covers and more memory
Nokia's Lumia 525 popped up in a Chinese regulatory filing earlier this month, but now we have official information about this new budget Windows Phone 8 device. In lieu of fanfare or a Middle Eastern...
07:32 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 525 upgrades its bestselling Windows Phone with more memory
Nokia's Lumia 525 popped up in a Chinese regulatory filing earlier this month, but now we have official information about this new budget Windows Phone 8 device. In lieu of fanfare or a Middle Eastern...
05:57 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Twitch unlists PS4's Playroom streams to stamp out 'non-gaming' broadcasts
Do you hear that? That's the sound of livestreamers' dreams shattering, as Twitch has decided to strip its directory of all shows that broadcast through the PlayStation 4's Playroom. The decision come...
05:57 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's Playroom first game banned from Twitch streaming
Do you hear that? That's the sound of livestreamers' dreams shattering, as Twitch has decided to strip its directory of all shows that broadcast through the PlayStation 4's Playroom. The decision come...
03:51 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Alienware's X51 now ships with AMD's 4K-capable flagship graphics card
If Haswell innards weren't enough to incite a purchase of Alienware's X51 gaming PC, perhaps a 4K-capable GPU could push you over the edge: Dell's little gaming-machine-that-can is now available with ...
03:51 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Alienware's X51 now ships with AMD's R9 270X graphics card (updated)
If Haswell innards weren't enough to incite a purchase of Alienware's X51 gaming PC, perhaps an extra choice of GPU could push you over the edge: Dell's little gaming-machine-that-can is now available...
02:16 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Nissan Leaf prototype becomes first autonomous car to hit Japanese highways (video)
Autonomous autos are somewhat old hat for commuters in California and Nevada, but Japan's only just seen one hit its public roads. After earning a license plate in September, Nissan's driverless (and ...
01:06 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 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. Tonight we, yet again, have more Xbox One and PS4 news, so if yo...
12:42 am -05 - Wed, November 27, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Moto G review, hands-on with the LG G Flex, JetBlue's Fly-Fi 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...
11:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget MIT's $500 Kinect-like camera works in snow, rain, gloom of night
Remember that camera that takes one trillion exposures per second? Well, the illustrious folk at MIT have outdone themselves (again) by developing a camera that accomplishes all that and more, for jus...
10:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Google's new Chrome voice extension lets you search hands-free (video)
Google promised that we'd get hands-free voice search in Chrome back at I/O 2013, and it's delivering today with the beta of its Voice Search Hotword extension for desktop Chrome 31 users. As long as ...
09:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Honda Accord, Acura RDX and ILX get Siri Eyes Free as a dealer-installed option
We first got word that Siri Eyes Free was coming to the 2013 Honda Accord back in January, but now the auto maker is rolling out the feature to vehicles. Owners of either the aforementioned model, 201...
09:10 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Punch Through's new Arduino board can stay wireless forever (video)
You'll have to plug in a typical Arduino-compatible board at some point in its life, whether it's to add code or just to supply power. Not Punch Through Design's upcoming Cortado, however. The tiny de...
08:49 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Target wants to improve your shopping by fueling Indian technology startups
We usually associate Target more with bargain pricing than technology leadership, but the big-box retailer is about to defy those expectations with plans for a startup incubator in Bangalore, India. W...
08:32 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Showtime Anytime is finally available for Time Warner Cable customers
Showtime Anytime has been able to be accessed with a number of service providers, but one of the major players, Time Warner Cable, was absent from that list since the beginning. Starting today, howeve...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Acer's first touchscreen Chromebook arrives next month for $299
If you'd rather get hands-on with your Chromebook work sessions, Acer is looking to lend a hand. The company has outed the C720P: its first touchscreen Chromebook. The Google-fied laptop sports an 11....
07:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas coming to Android, iOS and Windows Phone in December
If Grand Theft Auto V left you eager to spend more time in Los Santos, you'll be glad to hear that Rockstar Games is porting Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to mobile devices. Android, iOS and Windows ...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right
Since Motorola was acquired by a certain tech giant last year, its new owner hasn't had a particularly strong impact on the way it does business. Not too long ago, in fact, Motorola dealt another brag...
06:26 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Drift's new Ghost S action camera is tough, feature-rich and ready to take on the competition (hands-on)
Drift Innovations has been making action cameras for some time now. Today sees its latest offering -- the Ghost S -- hit stores globally. What's new this time? Well there's the usual assortment of vid...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the G Flex, LG's first curved smartphone
In the case you have around a thousand bucks to burn and you're looking for the coolest gadget to buy to impress your family during Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than the LG G Flex. This is the...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget iHeartRadio for Android updated with local news, traffic and weather updates and lock screen controls
iHeartRadio, the streaming service that brings your local radio stations with you wherever you go, has updated its Android app today, and the fresh code brings some handy new features along. The most ...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Automatic Link review: an expensive way to learn better driving habits
We love when we find new ways to bring our toys together. The Automatic Link does just that: it connects your iPhone to your car's computer, using Bluetooth Low Energy as a bridge to the On-Board Diag...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Onboard JetBlue's first Fly-Fi flight, with the fastest internet in the air
On a flight yesterday from JFK to Austin, JetBlue finally decided to flip the switch on Fly-Fi, giving lucky passengers an early look at the airline's next-generation in-flight WiFi for the very first...
04:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung to update Galaxy Gear this week with enhanced notifications and gestures
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, we were concerned about the lack of third-party notification support. If we received a notification from any app that wasn't officially made by Sam...
04:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung updating Galaxy Gear this week with enhanced notifications and gestures (updated)
When we reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, we were concerned about the lack of third-party notification support. If we received a notification from any app that wasn't officially made by Sam...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad Air courtesy of hopTo!
HopTo has been hard at work solving what it feels are the three basic productivity problems while working on an iPad: file storage, interoperability and multitasking. Of course, not everyone has a tab...
03:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget BBM Channels launches today for BlackBerry smartphones
BlackBerry's tentative step into the world of feed-based social networking, BBM Channels, is at last leaving beta. As of 3PM Eastern, those with BlackBerry 10 and classic BlackBerry OS devices can use...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Paper airplanes finally get the smartphone remote control they deserve
Thank you, PowerUp. Apparently the last time we had the opportunity to write about paper airplanes was back in 2011, when a Seattle doctor built a tiny one using a da Vinci surgical robot. This time o...
02:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Motorola now selling unlocked Moto G in the US
Motorola just gave Americans a surprise holiday gift: it's now selling an unlocked version of the Moto G in the US. Starting today, you can purchase both 8GB ($179) and 16GB ($199) editions of the en...
02:50 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Motorola now selling unlocked Moto G in the US, starting at $179
Motorola just gave Americans a surprise holiday gift: it's now selling an unlocked version of the Moto G in the US. Starting today, you can purchase both 8GB ($179) and 16GB ($199) editions of the ent...
02:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Major benchmarking service delists Samsung and HTC phones it suspects of cheating
Oh yes, things are really starting to kick off in the arcane world of smartphone benchmarking. First, there came clear evidence of phone makers manipulating scores in apps like AnTuTu and GFXBench, an...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Vizio rounds out its soundbar line with a 54-inch model, teases a new 55-inch TV
Vizio already has soundbars designed for smaller TVs (and medium-sized ones too), and now it's back with a flagship model built for bigger screens. This new 54-inch model, available today, brings 103-...
12:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung bakes SMS support into ChatON for Android, because please use ChatON
Between social networks and a near infinite number of messaging apps, there are frankly too many ways us humans can keep in touch. With so many platforms competing for a slot in your app drawer, some ...
10:22 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Lumen Bluetooth smartbulb challenges Philips Hue to offer app-controlled home lighting
The smartbulb throne isn't exactly the most exciting one to occupy, but Philips Hue has its fair share of challengers, such as the freshly released Bluetooth-controlled Lumen. Similar to Hue, you can ...
09:26 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Chromecast stand-in CheapCast now beams browser tabs to your display
CheapCast is a great way to get some of Chromecast's functionality for free, sure, but it's been lacking a few of the Google dongle's features since the app launched. If you've been hankering to beam ...
08:49 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Sony resetting some PSN passwords as a 'precautionary measure'
PSN users around the world have been booting up their various consoles only to be confronted with a message saying their passwords are incorrect. They've then had to go through the rigmarole of creati...
07:48 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Google Street View adds panoramic peeks at airports, train stations and subway stops
Mountain View's panoramic Street View may let you virtually explore Venice, dozens of North American parks and even the inside of an Oberon-class submarine, but until now, you had to figure out the tr...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch debuts as Appscomm Fashioncomm A1
If you walk through a Chinese electronics market, you'll find countless wearables, including a variety of smartwatches. Why, then, is this China-exclusive a significant introduction? Well, the Appscom...
07:00 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Mirasol smartwatch display debuts in Appscomm Fashioncomm A1
If you walk through a Chinese electronics market, you'll find countless wearables, including a variety of smartwatches. Why, then, is this China-exclusive a significant introduction? Well, the Appscom...
06:12 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition scores Android 4.4 KitKat update
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play edition, you can now put down your pitchfork and stop dripping with envy. Apparently, Android KitKat is also gracing not only the Sense-less version of HTC's...
05:34 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft temporarily mutes users for 'excessive swearing' in uploaded Xbox One clips
The next generation of consoles are in the wild, and now that the general public has access, they're bumping up against some new restrictions with the way they work. While Twitch is clamping down on i...
04:15 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Google now inviting developers to buy Glass
Now that Google has offered a preview of Glass' SDK and opened the Mirror API to all developers, it has a strong incentive to get its eyewear in the hands of app writers. Accordingly, the crew in Mou...
03:18 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Huawei Glory 4 leaks with octa-core chip, 720p display and Android 4.2
It was only a few days ago that we got an early peek at what appears to be Huawei's Ascend Mate 2. Now, according to our friends over at MyDrivers, it would appear the Chinese company also has a new G...
02:21 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Microsoft giving a free game to owners of Xbox Ones with hardware problems
While Microsoft has sold a ton of Xbox Ones, not all of them are functioning as their owners hoped they would. It turns out that some of the consoles are having problems with their optical drives -- s...
01:38 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: 3D Systems Sense review, Smartphone buyer's guide, hard times for the Wii U 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...
12:56 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget U-Verse dropping Xbox 360 receiver support after December 31st
We hope you weren't bent on using the Xbox 360 as a U-Verse TV receiver. AT&T is now telling customers that it will drop IPTV support for Microsoft's older console after December 31st, leaving vie...
12:44 am -05 - Tue, November 26, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 25th - December 1st)
Whew. Now that the new game consoles are here, we can finally relax a bit. This week the only gaming releases of note for the systems are flOw and Escape Plan making the jump from PS3 / PS Vita to the...
11:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget First look: iBuyPower's Steam Machines prototype
That game console headlining this text? It isn't a white PS4: it's a commercial Steam Machines box, or at least a prototype of one. iBuyPower tells us that it's building the box for a 2014 launch, but...
11:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Here's the first non-Valve Steam Machine prototype, care of iBuyPower
That game console headlining this text? It isn't a white PS4: it's a commercial Steam Machines box, or at least a prototype of one. iBuyPower tells us that it's building the box for a 2014 launch, but...
10:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Rocki turns your old sound system into WiFi-enabled speakers
The Rocki concept has been floating around for a bit, but now the company's ready for the hardware startup rite of passage that is the Kickstarter campaign. The idea's a pretty straightforward one: a ...
10:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Apple patent filing adds trackpad functions to home button and turns entire display into fingerprint sensor
Arguably the most notable characteristic of the iPhone 5s is the TouchID fingerprint sensor, which lets you unlock your phone and authorize app purchases simply by resting a pre-authenticated fingerti...
10:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Coolpad's Flo is its first 3G smartphone in the US, heads to T-Mobile's GoSmart network
Coolpad isn't exactly a household name here in the States, but the outfit is otherwise known for its budget-minded offerings. Today, it is introducing the Flo, a 4.5-inch smartphone running Android Je...
09:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Western Digital Black2 drive packs both solid-state and spinning storage
Performance-minded PC users frequently want both a fast solid-state drive for crucial apps and a regular hard disk for everything else, but that's not always feasible in the tight space of a laptop. W...
09:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: fall 2013
As the leaves turn to gold and flutter from the trees, the Engadget team digs out their scarves and mittens to get ready for the mad rush of phone launches that take place ahead of the holiday season....
08:36 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Spotify Connect local streaming comes to Android
A couple of months ago, Spotify Connect was announced for iOS -- a feature that allows you to wirelessly control (via your home WiFi network) music playing on Connect-compatible speakers with your pho...
08:08 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Fixes coming for Skype Messaging on Windows Phone; improved device syncing also in the works
If you've used Skype on Windows Phone, chances are you've dealt with out-of-sync and missed messages. Luckily, a fix is on the horizon: according to Skype product manager Jeff Kunins, who spoke with T...
07:33 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Toq Mirasol smartwatch now available for pre-order
Qualcomm's Toq smarter-than-most watch is expected to debut the first week of December, and you can set one aside for yourself starting today. The company has announced that it's now taking pre-orders...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget 3D Systems Sense review: a 3D scanner for the masses (almost)
If we've crossed paths in the past week, there's a pretty good chance I've scanned you. This extends well beyond the human race, into the realms of animal, vegetable, plush toy and fruit bowl. Some su...
06:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Assassin's Creed: Pirates launches for phones and tablets on December 5th
Sure, it's not the first Assassin's Creed title to make it to mobile, but hey, it's the first one with pirates to hit your handset. On December 5th, you'll be able to download Assassin's Creed: Pirate...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Laptops
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month.Chances are you stick with a laptop longer than a smartphone ...
05:49 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget What about the Wii U?
Everyone's in a tizzy about the "new" console generation, conveniently forgetting that, market-wise, it was already here a year ago with the release of Nintendo's Wii U. It isn't as advanced technolog...
04:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520 reaches the UK on December 6th, starting at 80 on a 38 per month plan
Brits who've been yearning for the Nokia Lumia 1520 will soon get their chance. The supersized Windows Phone is now due to reach the UK on December 6th, when it will be available through O2 at retail...
04:07 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget OneNote for Windows 8.1 now uses optical character recognition to search scanned images
It's been about four months since the OneNote app for Windows received a significant update. Today, though, Microsoft is adding several key features, with the biggest being the ability to scan images ...
03:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA-testing kits pending approval
For more than five years, 23andMe has sent out personalized DNA test kits, offering consumers hundreds of clinical reports on their genetic risk for everything from diabetes to prostate cancer. It's m...
03:04 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Flex 10 offers a flip-mode display on a $550 netbook-style body
Aging Busta Rhymes witticisms aside, this new Lenovo might just be a contender for anyone on the lookout for a versatile Windows 8.1 machine. The Flex 10 is a 10-inch version of the Flex 14 and 15 mod...
01:59 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry ousts marketing and operations chiefs, replaces CFO
The high-level shakeups aren't over at BlackBerry just because the company has a new CEO. The company has just let go of Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear (pictured at left) and Chief Marketing Of...
01:05 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget HTC One Google Edition handsets now getting official Android 4.4 KitKat updates
Earlier today, HTC posted the Android 4.4 KitKat kernel source and framework files for the HTC One Google Play Edition, which usually means an official OTA update is imminent. Sure enough, a user on X...
12:07 pm -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Twitch cracks down on 'non-gaming' broadcasts by PlayStation 4 owners
Faced with an influx of living-room livestreamers and the risqué content that follows, Twitch has begun a crackdown on PlayStation 4 streams. The company has taken to its Twitter account to rem...
11:18 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget ZTE's first smartwatch will only work with its own phones when it launches next year
Though smartwatches may or may not be selling well, such market conditions aren't stopping newcomers like Qualcomm and others from entering the game. Now, China's ZTE has told the WSJ that it'll launc...
10:28 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift-based virtual reality game could help restore 3D vision (video)
Many will tell you that video games are bad for your eyes, but James Blaha doesn't buy that theory. He's developing a crowdfunded virtual reality title, Diplopia, that could help restore 3D vision. Th...
09:35 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget HTC reveals another gold-colored One, this time without the 18-carat finish
It seems a limited edition 18 carat gold One just isn't enough for HTC. Today, the Taiwanese smartphone maker unveiled another golden variant of its Android flagship, swapping the soft and expensive e...
07:46 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Line messaging app doubles size in seven months, has 300 million users
The public's adoration of stickers and kawaii mascots continues unabated. There are now 300 million Line users out there, possibly making it the biggest messaging app you've never used. While it still...
06:45 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Grand 2 is the size of a Galaxy Note but lacks the stylus
The Galaxy Grand 2 is another big phone (5.25 inches this time), but while it might share the screen-size with the Galaxy Note family, there are a few hardware changes that make this smartphone more m...
03:49 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget How would you change ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31A?
Welcome to How Would You Change, the segment where we pick over the bones of a device we've already reviewed to discuss if our impressions matched your real-world experiences. This week, it's ASUS' Ze...
01:02 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Xbox One and Nokia Lumia 2520 reviews, the future of EA Games 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 ...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms PrimeSense buyout, paves way for motion-controlled future
At last, the will-it-won't-it drama surrounding Apple's rumored acquisition of PrimeSense is over. The iPhone maker has confirmed the deal with AllThingsD, issuing its familiar statement that it buys...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, November 25, 2013
Engadget Apple confirms PrimeSense buyout, paves way for motion-controlled future (updated)
At last, the will-it-won't-it drama surrounding Apple's rumored acquisition of PrimeSense is over. The iPhone maker has confirmed the deal with AllThingsD, issuing its familiar statement that it buys ...
11:25 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best sub-$500 laptop?
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 Joel, who has one eye on our archives a...
10:33 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Google patent takes the social out of social networking: technology writes 'personalized reactions' for you
Facebook. Twitter. Google+. Those are just three of the many social networks out there these days, and it's a daunting task to reply to everyone who engages you in the digital world. Google's latest p...
09:28 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Taming Evernote's paper tiger
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In April, Evernote CEO Phil Libin announced his company was getting into the hardware business -- gradually, at first, ...
07:12 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Redbox Instant hits Windows Phone, will remain Lumia-exclusive for 60 days
After launching on iOS and Android almost a year ago, the mobile version of Redbox Instant by Verizon has finally arrived in the Windows Phone Store. Aside from a few cosmetic changes and added Live T...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget IRL: the Samsung Galaxy Round is a curved Note 3 that costs way too much
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. Flat smartph...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Say 01100011 01101000 01100101 01100101 01110011 01100101!
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.Today the world can easily be captured in 1...
03:29 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Amazon's next-gen Kindle Paperwhite reportedly arriving in Q2 with a sharper screen, lighter design
Amazon only just released a new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader two months ago, but we're already hearing rumors that a newer model is on the way. According to a new report from TechCrunch, the new version...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Apple's new headquarters, rocket-powered bike and bees that detect cancer
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.A flying saucer is set to land in Silicon Valley! This week...
02:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Tamagotchi celebrates its 17th birthday with new, more social virtual pets
Here's a thought to make you feel old today: if the first batch of Tamagotchis were human, they'd be almost through with high school. In fact, the egg-shaped virtual pet has just turned 17 (17!), and ...
12:47 pm -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Formula E's electric-powered race car takes its first test laps (video)
A few months ago we got our first look at the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E teams will be racing next year, and just recently, that car hit a test track in France for the first time to see how it he...
09:44 am -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Intel's next many-core chip will be a true stand-alone processor
Intel's current Xeon Phi doesn't really fulfill the promise of many-core computing -- it's a co-processor that needs a 'real' CPU to function. That will change when the next-generation Knights Landing...
06:36 am -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Want to make apps for Glass? Google opens Mirror API to all developers
...More InfoAdd your links here!...Finished poring over that API documentation for, like, the millionth time? Good. Managed to hustle your way to a hackathon? Great! Finally, then, it's time to put al...
04:11 am -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Philadelphia says no to 3D printed guns
The Liberator made quite a name for itself a few months back when it became the first functioning all-3D printed gun, and while its maker designed it with mass distribution in mind, we now know one pl...
02:24 am -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Waze partners up with Universal Pictures to let celebrity voices give you driving directions
GPS turn-by-turn directions are staid and boring, whether they are relayed by a male or female voice. Waze wants to give us what we really want, which is, quite naturally, driving directions delivered...
01:08 am -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 11.23.12: Woman videotapes the news for 35 years non-stop
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Missing the end of the game, thanks to your VCR was part of the accepted technology norm during the form...
01:08 am -05 - Sun, November 24, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 11.23.13: Woman videotapes the news for 35 years non-stop
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Missing the end of the game, thanks to your VCR was part of the accepted technology norm during the form...
10:33 pm -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler backtracks, says he's against in-flight voice calls
When FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed the agency's proposal to lift the ban on in-flight voice calls, he also issued a statement that sounded like he favored the change. According to AP, that didn't...
07:26 pm -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget A better, yet more cumbersome iOS 7 gamepad: hands-on with the MOGA Ace Power
Two sticks, four face buttons, a pair of shoulder paddles and a d-pad: the formula for a modern gamepad and the layout of MOGA's Ace Power controller. It's a pretty standard assortment of inputs, but ...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Singapore 21: a farewell trip on the world's longest flight
As of tomorrow, the longest flight in the world will shuttle passengers on a 747-400 from Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia. That 15-hour, 25-minute hop on board Qantas 7 may not be the lengthiest in...
02:34 pm -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget B&O's dishy BeoPlay A9 speaker nabs Spotify Connect
Granted, $2,700 is still a pretty steep price to pay, but if you've already bit the hi-fi bullet and picked up Bang & Olufsen's satellite dish-inspired BeoPlay A9, you'll probably be happy to lear...
10:47 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Fisker files for Bankruptcy, hopes selling company will restart Karma sales
The writing has been on the walls for awhile, but now the scrawlings read true: Fisker Automotive has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. For almost a year, the company's been sliding down a slope of fin...
08:12 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi hack creates a smart TV from a not-so-bright set
Many of us only wish we could upgrade our less-than-smart TVs. Carnivore at DroidBuild, however, has taken matters into his own hands -- he recently finished installing a Raspberry Pi-based media cent...
03:47 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu desktop and mobile icons redesigned, united at last
Canonical's been working for years to turn Ubuntu into a universal OS for whatever sized screen you use, be it of the television, desktop or mobile variety. Recently, the company showed off the next s...
01:58 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter's new encryption could prevent governments from snooping on old tweets
Internet services can toughen their security to mitigate government surveillance, but that won't do much to lock down information that's already in snoops' hands. Twitter hopes to prevent those raids...
01:22 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Google+ for iOS gets full-res photo backups, lets you share your location
After nearly a month, Google is delivering on its promise of bringing full-size photo and video backups to Google+ on iOS. The app's version 4.6 update now lets iOS 7 users upload imagery at its origi...
01:10 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Xbox One crosses million sold mark in under 24 hours, 'biggest launch in Xbox history'
Microsoft's Xbox One launch has seen some bumps in the road but the company has announced it's already sold more than a million consoles worldwide. Last week, Sony announced the PS4 sold more than one...
12:46 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One comparison, unlocked iPhone 5s from Apple, Yoga Tablet review and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
12:02 am -05 - Sat, November 23, 2013
Engadget Huawei's Ascend Mate successor said to feature higher-res display, slightly improved internals
We have seen a number of overly large smartphones come and go since Huawei debuted its Ascend Mate, and it would appear that the company is getting ready to introduce a successor soon. According to re...
11:17 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Turntable.fm to shut down its social DJ service in favor of live concert efforts
There was a moment when Turntable.fm was seemingly ready to usher in an era of social music, with virtual DJs leading the way. Unfortunately, that moment has passed; in light of a shrinking audience a...
10:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet lets you capture credit card info with your smartphone camera
The contents of your wallet are under attack. Earlier this month Coin swept in threatening to eliminate the need for all of your beloved non-cash payment methods and now Google Wallet is making it eve...
10:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 370 - 11.21.13
The Xbox One release date is upon us and your host Brian Heater is joined by Ben Gilbert and Terrence O'Brien to game it up once again. Ben fell asleep at the controller the other night, so we've pump...
09:52 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Is Sony prepping a PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle for the UK?
It's the hardware marriage we all assumed (and hoped) would eventually happen. A report over on gaming site MCV claims Sony is planning to offer an 'Ultimate Edition' PlayStation 4 bundle that would i...
09:19 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget John Carmack leaves id Software to focus on Oculus VR
For veteran gamers who enjoyed Doom and Quake, it's the end of an era -- id Software co-founder John Carmack has left the game studio to concentrate all his efforts on his Chief Technical Officer role...
08:46 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Dish Hopper DVR upgrades enable control over HDMI, expand iPad support
Dish's Hopper software team is clearly busy; just two months after it brought home-automation support to its DVR, it's rolling out another update that offers considerably more control. The new "Denver...
08:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Android test build shows off flat UI and rearranged navigation
In a test build of its mobile software for Android devices, Facebook seems to be finally headed down the flat UI path that Twitter and a host of other apps have already traveled. Aside from that, navi...
07:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Moto G makes its North American debut at Telus and Koodo
The Moto G may not reach the US until January, but that doesn't mean it will be unavailable on North American shores until then. Motorola's budget wunderkind has just reached the continent through Can...
07:29 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Watch this 18-rotor electric helicopter take its maiden voyage (video)
If you've ever wondered what would happen if someone made a drone big enough to sit in, then heads-up, E-Volo's Volocopter VC200 is, broadly speaking, just that. The craft, which the company hopes you...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Lenovo Yoga Tablet review: long battery life in an otherwise disappointing device
Lenovo's Yoga Ultrabook is often name-dropped as one of the best Windows 8 convertibles out there. It's no surprise, then, that the company would want to get more mileage out of its Yoga brand. Curiou...
06:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 196 - 11.21.13
It's a tale of two phones this week, along with their respective OSes, of course. Your host Brad Molen is joined by TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger to dig deep into Nokia's 1520 and the Windows Phone OS...
06:33 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 196 - 11.21.13
It's a tale of two phones this week, along with their respective OSes, of course. Your host Brad Molen is joined by TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger to dig deep into Nokia's 1520 and the Windows Phone OS...
06:32 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 196 - 11.21.13
It's a tale of two phones this week, along with their respective OSes, of course. Your host Brad Molen is joined by TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger to dig deep into Nokia's 1520 and the Windows Phone OS...
06:31 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 196 - 11.21.13
It's a tale of two phones this week, along with their respective OSes, of course. Your host Brad Molen is joined by TechnoBuffalo's Jon Rettinger to dig deep into Nokia's 1520 and the Windows Phone OS...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month.Who doesn't want a new smartphone? Even if you love the hands...
05:28 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon now allows you to gift Prime, just in time for the holidays
If you're still look for gift ideas for that special someone, Amazon is looking to lend a hand. The online retailer has announced that customers can now give a $79 one-year membership to Prime. Recipi...
04:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget British Airways' digital billboard identifies planes as they pass overhead (video)
We're no stranger to digital billboards -- Engadget made its own big-screen debut in Times Square back in 2011 -- but British Airways' latest endeavor is unlike any we've seen before. According to The...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Which game console to buy this holiday
Today is the day: Xbox One is available in at least 13 territories. The PlayStation 4 launched last Friday to massive sales. The next-gen is officially on, having kicked off last year with Nintendo's ...
04:07 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Unlocked and SIM-free iPhone 5s now available on Apple's site
You don't have to hold onto hope for that truly unlocked iPhone 5s any longer -- it's now available to buy on Apple's site. To be clear, this version of Apple's TouchID-imbued flagship comes completel...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Solidoodle 4 keeps 3D printing under $1,000 (video)
Sam Cervantes didn't stand on his new printer when he brought it by our offices the other day. He thought about jt for second, a nice reprise of the day he introduced us to its predecessor late last y...
02:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Motorola inks deal with 3D Systems to build its modular 'Ara' smartphones
When Motorola threw its weight behind Phonebloks' modular smartphone concept, it pretty much signaled to the rest of the industry that the Google company was dead serious about customization. But that...
02:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Virgin Galactic now accepts Bitcoin for future flights into space
As the value and credibility of Bitcoin continues to skyrocket, Virgin founder Richard Branson now wants to let people use the digital currency to finance a flight into space. Ahead of its first trips...
02:38 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Virgin Galactic now accepting Bitcoin for future flights into space
As the value and credibility of Bitcoin continues to skyrocket, Virgin founder Richard Branson now wants to let people use the digital currency to finance a flight into space. Ahead of its first trips...
02:10 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Potluck's new iPhone app encourages you to chat about the daily news
The world needs more social networks like it needs more politicians. Then again, we've got some time for Potluck, if only because the service is financially backed by Ev Williams and Biz Stone -- two ...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Roadie tunes your guitar for you, tells you when your strings are about to break (hands-on)
Unless you've traded your guitar strings for an axe-shaped MIDI controller, tuning your guitar is probably one of those chores you've just learned to deal with. It's hardly the bane of any guitarist's...
11:57 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Deezer's finally taking its music streaming service to the US in 2014
With 5 million paid subscribers in 180 countries, Deezer is such a ubiquitous presence that it's easy to forget it's not yet available in the US. That's about to change, though, as the France-based on...
10:51 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Amazon could let Londoners pick up their packages from Tube stations
London's Tube network is about to face some major changes that will not only affect its staff and passengers, but also -- perhaps -- Amazon shoppers. Plans are already afoot to shut down manned ticket...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget MediaFire brings cloud storage integration to OS X and Windows
Up until now, you'd have to access MediaFire's web interface if you want to use its cloud storage service on your computer. While the browser-based UI isn't anything complex, the company's new OS X an...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget MediaFire brings cloud storage integration to Windows and Mac
Up until now, you'd have to access MediaFire's web interface if you want to use its cloud storage service on your computer. While the browser-based UI isn't anything complex, the company's new OS X an...
09:29 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Some of iWork's missing features return with the latest update
Some of the features culled during iWork's 64-bit transition have reappeared with the productivity suite's latest update. To start, Pages, Numbers and Keynote for OS X are regaining their sorely misse...
08:30 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Husband and wife become unlikely Twitch.tv stars using just their PS4
Members of the PC gaming elite and console players with add-on hardware have been live streaming their gaming exploits for years, but a new generation of consoles means everyone's 15 minutes of fame o...
08:30 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Husband and wife become unlikely Twitch stars using just their PS4
Members of the PC gaming elite and console players with add-on hardware have been live streaming their gaming exploits for years, but a new generation of consoles means everyone's 15 minutes of fame o...
07:31 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Play through the Whodle: Doctor Who's 50-year anniversary gets a Google Doodle
Celebrating 11 regenerations over 50 years, today's Doodle is a downright charming mini-game based on everyone's favorite Sonic Screwdriver owner. While you'll get to start with your favorite incarnat...
07:31 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Doctor Who's 50-year anniversary gets a playable Google Doodle
Celebrating 11 regenerations over 50 years, today's Doodle (or Whoodle?) is a downright charming mini-game based on everyone's favorite Sonic Screwdriver owner. While you'll get to start with your fav...
06:58 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Stable Chrome OS update notches movable Shelf, Braille display support
Google has just released a stable version of Chrome OS, and while it's (sadly) not as huge as Chrome OS 32, it still comes with feature boosts for your device. Perhaps most notable is its newly added ...
06:24 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Raspberry Pi becomes a math teacher through new Wolfram bundle
Raspberry Pi computers have already proven to be valuable educational tools, but they're largely blank slates until teachers (and curious owners) find the right software. As of today, that software se...
05:39 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Dustcloud, a game that lets you virtually shoot your friends... for a price
It's monday morning at your local coffee shop, and you pause over your vanilla latte to ponder another customer. That face, you think to yourself, I know it. Whipping out your smartphone you check a s...
04:46 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Google invites devs over for a Chromecast hackathon plus SDK show-and-tell, updates official app
Google has slowly trickled out more authorized commercial apps that can stream to its Chromecast dongle since launch (Hulu, Pandora, and most recently HBO Go) but what about homebrew? So far developer...
04:03 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Curio is an interactive animatronic toy you can program and play with (hands-on)
It's always nice to have a little buddy around that's trained to do what you want it to. Some of us get dogs or other furry creatures, but a start-up called Curio is hoping there's a good chunk of fol...
03:28 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Google Play update showcases big-screen optimized apps on tablets
As promised a month or so ago, Google Play is implementing a few changes today that'll push tablet-optimized apps to the forefront. That is, if you're using a device not quite small enough to be consi...
02:51 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Apple posts its first video trailer on the iOS App Store
Android app shoppers have long had the luxury of watching video trailers on Google Play, but their iOS counterparts have had to be content with static images on the App Store. Apple's portal just got ...
02:20 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Lumia 2520 review, Xbox One teardown, day one patch frustrations 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...
02:00 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Join us for Engadget Live in San Francisco on December 5th!
Having just wrapped up Engadget Expand New York earlier this month, and with CES fast approaching, you'd think our Events team would take a breather. Fortunately for those of you in the City By the Ba...
01:46 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Dropbox gets an iOS 7 makeover with AirDrop sharing
Dropbox may be late to the iOS 7 app update party, but it's making up for lost time with an abundance of new features in the just-launched version 3.0 release for Apple's platform. The refresh brings...
01:21 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Vine expands its reach internationally with support for more languages
Twitter's six-second video sharing app Vine is making a play for more markets, announcing today that its apps for iOS and Android have been translated into 19 new languages, plus two more just on Andr...
12:47 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Motorola lets unlocked Developer Edition handsets keep their warranties, reinstates old ones
If you're one of a few who've obtained a Developer Edition handset, you're likely the type who'd want its bootloader unlocked so that you could tinker with it as you so please. Unfortunately, requesti...
12:09 am -05 - Fri, November 22, 2013
Engadget Planetary Resources and NASA team up to crowdsource the search for asteroids
Planetary Resources really wants to mine asteroids for valuable materials, but first it has to find them. So the company is partnering with NASA on a crowdsourcing project that would put the American ...
11:37 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget US carriers no longer let premium text message services bill customers
Among the many surprise costs that annoy cellphone owners, unwanted text message service fees can be the worst; they're hard to stop, and not always worth the effort. Those fees may not irk many US su...
10:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Belkin's usage-tracking WeMo Insight Switch ships today for 60 bucks
Belkin's WeMo line of connected outlets, motion sensors and wireless switches has been a solid solution for building out a (relatively basic) home-automation system on the cheap, and now there's a new...
10:07 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget OUYA's revamped interface now available through 'Abominable Snowman' update
OUYA owners who've been eager for the console's big interface upgrade can relax, as it's reaching systems today. Now known as "Abominable Snowman," the update gives the Android device a much more vis...
09:48 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Mega coming to MetroPCS on November 25th, for $399 at launch
Samsung's other behemoth of a smartphone, the Galaxy Mega, is most definitely not one of the newest on the block. Still, we can't imagine why MetroPCS users would complain about having yet another And...
09:29 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Minecraft's Twitch livestreaming arrives on Windows and Mac, documents block-by-block world building
A few weeks back, Mojang and Twitch announced plans to bring world-building livestream abilities to Minecraft. Now, that feature is live. Once players link their respective Mojang and Twitch accounts ...
09:04 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Pinterest intros Place Pins so you can map out all the places you'll go
Pinterest doesn't want to just be the place you hoard random internet goodies, or aspirational items for hobby boards -- it wants to become a real social tool. And it's doing that today with Place Pin...
08:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget FCC reportedly proposing that passengers can use cellular service in mid-flight
While the FAA has cleared the use of electronics on US passenger airplanes at all stages of flight, there's still one major restriction in place: you have to shut off all cellular access. That rule ma...
08:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget FCC reportedly proposing that passengers can use cellular service in mid-flight (update: confirmed)
While the FAA has cleared the use of electronics on US passenger airplanes at all stages of flight, there's still one major restriction in place: you have to shut off all cellular access. That rule ma...
08:34 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Apple v. Samsung lawsuit inches closer to a conclusion, jury revises total damages due Apple to $888 million
When Apple was awarded over $1 billion in damages at the conclusion of the tech trial of the century (until the next one, at least), we knew that the ultimate price paid by Samsung would be different....
08:34 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Apple v. Samsung lawsuit inches closer to a conclusion, jury revises total damages due Apple to $888 million (update)
When Apple was awarded over $1 billion in damages at the conclusion of the tech trial of the century (until the next one, at least), we knew that the ultimate price paid by Samsung would be different....
08:33 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Carnegie Mellon computer learns common sense through pictures, shows what it's thinking
Humans have a knack for making visual associations, but computers don't have it so easy; we often have to tell them what they see. Carnegie Mellon's recently launched Never Ending Image Learner (NEIL...
08:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
The gamestravaganza continues! Last week's PS4 talk turns to Xbox One o'clock. And this time we've actually got our resident gaming guru Ben Gilbert on-hand to tell you precisely how many gaming conso...
08:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Palette embraces the buttons, dials and sliders that touchscreens forgot
Gone are the days of buttons, switches and dials. We're all touchscreen and trackpad now. If you're among those that miss the tactile sensation and precision that switches and toggles offer and have $...
07:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Switched On: A wristed development
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.It is difficult enough to turn around one niche product category and make it successful, as Apple did with the iPad. Bu...
07:15 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Kim Dotcom's Baboom service will hijack web ads to give you free music
Kim Dotcom built his reputation on free services -- much to the chagrin of some people -- and he's revisiting that turf with his upcoming music offering, Baboom. As he explains in an interview with Wi...
06:50 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget You can draw circuit boards onto paper with this pen (video)
When dreaming up that world-changing invention, wouldn't it be great if you could just sketch out the circuits and have them magically work? That's the idea behind Circuit Scribe, a ballpoint pen that...
06:24 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget HTC One max heading to Verizon today for $300 on-contract
HTC's 5.9-inch One max is comparatively modest when it comes to the oversized smartphone horserace; it's actually dwarfed by Sony's monstrous Xperia Z Ultra. Still, if your hands are big enough to acc...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Oppo R819 review: a slim, long-lasting smartphone that faces tough odds
It's easy to think that Chinese smartphone makers are thriving solely on sales of ultra-cheap devices, but that's only partly true. In many cases, they're striking careful balances between features an...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget How the internet ruined game consoles
The time it took for my brother to get our new Super Nintendo out of the box and connected to our television couldn't have been more than five minutes. I'm pretty sure we used the same coaxial cable c...
05:18 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget ESPN renames ScoreCenter app to SportsCenter, adds a wealth of personalization
Say goodbye to ESPN's ScoreCenter app. Don't worry though, the sports broadcast network has renamed the popular mobile software SportsCenter alongside a redesign. The refresh brings video highlights, ...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget SkyDrive gets camera backups on iOS, Facebook previews on the web (video)
Windows Phone owners have long had the option of backing up their photos to SkyDrive, but Microsoft hasn't extended that courtesy to other platforms so far. The company must be feeling a little more g...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Pogoplug's new Safeplug anonymizes all your home's web browsing for $49
It's easy to worry about internet privacy these days, but it can be a pain to set up a Tor connection that keeps the snoops and thieves at bay. Pogoplug wants to simplify the process with its newly av...
04:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Google refreshes Shopping site with extended previews, 360-degree photos, 'visually similar' search
It's set to be a holly jolly holiday season, especially if you're keen to do your gift shopping online. Google's browser-based Shopping tool just scored a pretty comprehensive refresh, complete with a...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Donna personal assistant app updated for iOS 7, lets meeting attendees know if you're running late
If you've ever run late for a meeting but weren't able to tell the other attendees because you're too busy battling traffic, then you might be interested in the latest update to Donna, the personal as...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Kindle Fire HDX tablets courtesy of SanDisk!
This week's giveaway is more or less amazing. More storage space, less wires and all topped off with one of Amazon's newest in the Kindle slate series: the 7-inch Fire HDX. SanDisk has cut the cord wi...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Stir Kinetic smart desk selling for $3,890, New Yorkers can try before buying
Remember the Stir Kinetic, the standing desk that learns your sitting habits and adjusts the height automatically? Well, it's going up for sale today and yes, it's as expensive as we said it would be....
03:45 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
We're back, and as they say on pretty much every late-night TV talk show ever made, we've got an excellent show for you. We've invited on a couple distinguished guests to discuss the Nexus 5, phones w...
03:27 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Xbox One teardown reveals replaceable hard drive, off-the-shelf parts
The chip-obsessed gadget archaeologists at iFixit already have an Xbox One, and they're already ripping it apart. Those monsters! While they're not done dissecting and analyzing every single piece jus...
03:07 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget World's smallest FM receiver built with graphene, ruined by Psy
Researchers have been using graphene to develop an assortment of technologically advanced things for a while, from camera sensors and contact lenses all the way to frickin' lasers. That's why it's not...
02:38 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget LG promises to stop your Smart TV spying on you
In light of accusations that its Smart TVs were sending private data to its servers, LG has admitted that some of its sets are behaving in ways they shouldn't be. In a statement, the Korean manufactur...
02:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget HBO Go comes to Chromecast on both Android and iOS
See, when the Chromecast first launched, it was intriguing primarily because of its exceptionally low price point. People who ran out and bought one (which included more than a few Engadget editors) w...
02:09 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Wikipedia accuses PR firm of posting biased entries for cash
Wikipedia has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Texus publicity firm Wiki-PR over its alleged practice of "sockpuppeting," or posting articles for pay that make its clients look good. The open-source...
01:55 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Sony's SmartWig patent is a real head-scratcher
Most large tech companies are either making wearable devices, or at least showing an interest in them. Sony's got a smartwatch, sure, but it's bored of such "in-the-box" thinking. Either that, or some...
01:46 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Google Translate for Android has a new look for smoother conversations and supports more languages
Google Translate is one of the better translation apps out there, so it's always great whenever an update (for Android in this case) that gives its features a boost arrives. Its fresh interface that's...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Samsung and HTC phones go head-to-head in an 'uncheatable' benchmark test
Remember the allegation that Samsung cheats at benchmarks? Despite the manufacturer's semi-denials, there's growing evidence to suggest that not only Samsung, but also a number of other Android phone ...
12:39 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Android engineer explains why you shouldn't force over-the-air Nexus KitKat updates
Got a Nexus phone but can't wait for the over-the-air update process to deliver the latest and greatest operating system to your handset? Simple, clear the service framework data and commence mashing ...
12:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Your future OLED TV could be created with an inkjet printer
Even though California startup Kateeva demonstrated it could print OLED displays way back in 2010, the printer it used was a prototype meant strictly for show and tell. The age of printed OLED TVs mig...
10:53 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Google's Project Link fiber backbones increase internet speed in Uganda (video)
Google is creating a fiber optic network to bring faster connectivity to one of Earth's biggest, yet somehow most internet-disconnected, continents: Africa. With Project Link, the search giant is offe...
09:46 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Acer's next CEO steps down before even starting, as retired founder takes over
It's all change at Acer at the moment. Just 15 days after CEO and Chairman JT Wang stepped down, the man set to replace him, Jim Wong, has also left the business. The changes come after Acer posted a ...
08:23 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Evil Controllers goes next-gen with PS4 and Xbox One gamepads, custom controllers en route
If you still have money to burn after buying a PlayStation 4, an Xbox One (or both!) and games for each, Evil Controllers wants to help with that. The company's been churning out user-customized Xbox ...
07:05 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Southwest Airlines now allows gadget use during takeoff and touchdown, offers WiFi that works gate to gate
Soon, Delta and JetBlue will have the right to say they've adopted FCC's new electronics policy before it was cool. Still, not everyone's just following suit -- the latest carrier to allow passengers ...
06:09 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Google widens Fiber rollout in Kansas City, shows how sign ups will work in Austin
Did you move to the Kansas City area too late to register for Google Fiber? Don't fret -- Google has both reopened sign-ups in the region's 180 current fiber neighborhoods and detailed an upcoming exp...
06:09 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Google widens Fiber rollout in Kansas City, shows how signups will work in Austin
Did you move to the Kansas City area too late to register for Google Fiber? Don't fret -- Google has both reopened sign-ups in the region's 180 current fiber neighborhoods and detailed an upcoming exp...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 review: a good Windows tablet, not the best for typing
The Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first Windows tablet -- and it may well be its last. By the time Nokia is ready to design a follow-up product, the Finnish firm might officially be a part of Microsoft. For n...
04:20 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Adobe expands $10 per month Photography Program offer to everyone, not just Photoshop owners
Back in September, Adobe announced its $10 monthly Photoshop Photography Program subscription as a secondary option to a full-blown Creative Cloud membership. Initially, users had to own CS3 or later ...
03:24 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Macy's tests location-specific store discounts using Apple's iBeacon (video)
The Bluetooth-based iBeacon feature in iOS 7 is theoretically ideal for retailers -- they can offer location-sensitive deals without having to track shoppers using GPS. We're about to find out how wel...
02:36 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Hear Leonardo da Vinci's 500-year-old instrument play for the first time (video)
Leonardo da Vinci invented numerous devices that he never built, including the viola organista -- a machine-like instrument that combines a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba. This 500-year-ol...
02:17 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Kawasaki's concept cycle can morph into a quadbike, comes from your cyberpunk dreams
Does Kawasaki's new electric cycle have two wheels or four? Well, how about both? According to the conceptual sketches and a terse explanatory panel, the "J vehicle" concept EV can switch between a li...
02:17 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Kawasaki's concept cycle can morph into a three-wheeler, comes from your cyberpunk dreams
Does Kawasaki's new electric cycle have two, three wheels or four? Well, it depends. According to the conceptual sketches and a terse explanatory panel, the "J vehicle" concept EV can switch between a...
01:21 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for Android now lets you find and replace text
Mobile writers just got a little more control over their masterpieces. An upgrade to Google Drive for Android now lets users find and replace text; they can also insert tables and named styles. A few ...
12:39 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xbox One review, Toyota's FV2 concept vehicle, an interview with Sony's Michael Aragon 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...
12:01 am -05 - Thu, November 21, 2013
Engadget Robox is a Robot in a box that's 'not just a 3D printer'
Toward the end of the C Enterprise's Kickstarter pitch, one employee explains the genesis of the product's name, "it's a robot in a box." And thus the name Robox was born. The product's probably more ...
11:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex for Sprint reaches the FCC
Americans pining after LG's G Flex may not have to pick up the curvy smartphone from AT&T if and when it arrives stateside. A new FCC filing has revealed the LS995, a variant of the G Flex that's...
11:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 375 - 11.20.13
It's HD time again and your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler are here to give you the weekly rundown. It won't include the Buccaneers vs. Lions results though; that happens this Sunday, with bot...
10:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment
We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment th...
10:17 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Square's updated Register apps tout simpler interfaces, make it easy to tip
Both stores and their customers want to handle payments as quickly as possible, and Square has just updated its Register apps for Android and iOS to accommodate that need for retail speed. The new ver...
10:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will have a native YouTube app at launch
Microsoft thinks of the Xbox One as a complete media center, but many would say it's unfinished without a way to catch up on YouTube videos. Thankfully, one is coming just in the nick of time -- the c...
10:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will have a native YouTube app at launch (update: mobile app support)
Microsoft thinks of the Xbox One as a complete media center, but many would say it's unfinished without a way to catch up on YouTube videos. Thankfully, one is coming just in the nick of time -- the c...
09:39 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Amazon Appstore for Android joins the modern era with a slicker interface
The Amazon Appstore has long been clunky and slow for anyone who doesn't own a Kindle Fire tablet -- even for basics like app updates. All that pain is now a distant memory, however, as Amazon has jus...
09:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Need money for a new Moto X? Motorola's got a financing fix for that
Google's all about getting you to spend, spend, spend money these days. While the search giant just announced a very plastic means of dipping into your Wallet, its Motorola arm's taking the financing ...
08:51 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Tumblr gets refreshed for iOS 7, lets you reblog that cat GIF that much faster
Tumblr has just updated its iOS app with a completely redesigned interface that more closely matches the aesthetic of Apple's latest mobile operating system. The most significant change is that the ac...
08:23 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Waze brings social GPS app to Windows Phone today
It may not have received the same amount of buzz as Instagram this morning, but social GPS app Waze is another hugely popular service that's finally reaching the Windows Phone masses today. The free a...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Coin eight-in-one Bluetooth credit card adds security features, boosted pre-order availability
Judging by the millions of YouTube views since it launched just last week, there's quite a bit of interest in Coin. The Bluetooth-enabled swipeable lets you add in identifying info from up to eight in...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Winamp, the media player of your college years, is shutting down next month
Winamp, the AOL-owned mp3 player of yore, will close up shop for good on December 20th, which means you have exactly one month from today to use the service -- if you're still using it, that is. In ad...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget New 'experimental' emulator makes Ubuntu mobile OS development easier
Ubuntu's touch-based (read: mobile) OS is still finding its footing with users (and a hardware home to call its own), but the outfit's paving the way for developers to get onboard. An experimental emu...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Kobo Arc 10HD review: $400 is a lot to spend on a 'tablet for readers'
A tablet for readers has always been a tricky proposition. For starters, the manufacturers that have attempted to create such a thing also make dedicated e-readers -- devices with longer battery life ...
06:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet exchanges NFC for plastic, offers pre-paid debit card
Much as Google Wallet tried to get NFC and phones in general to be the payment form of the future, it seems that the company has realized that many folks are still attached to plastic. To meet that lu...
06:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet adds plastic to its payment repetoire, offers pre-paid debit card
Much as Google Wallet tried to get NFC and phones in general to be the payment form of the future, it seems that the company has realized that many folks are still attached to plastic. To meet that lu...
06:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet adds plastic to its payment repertoire, offers pre-paid debit card
Much as Google Wallet tried to get NFC and phones in general to be the payment form of the future, it seems that the company has realized that many folks are still attached to plastic. To meet that lu...
06:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Soon you'll be able to launch Chrome apps by saying 'OK Google'
Those who've gotten used to saying "OK Google" to their Moto X and KitKat-endowed handsets might wish that every device they have could be so obedient. Well, it appears that soon your Chromebook will ...
05:56 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4 KitKat arrives on Nexus 4 handsets
Last week, Google announced that KitKat would arrive on the Nexus 4 and data-packing Nexus 7 models "soon." Well, it appears that around seven days was the wait time as Android 4.4 is rolling out to l...
05:53 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Instagram comes to Windows Phone Store today without in-app image capture or video support
These days, a mobile OS is only as good as its ecosystem, and no company knows this fact more than Microsoft. Its smartphone platform known as Windows Phone has had plenty of growing pains during the ...
05:53 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Instagram comes to Windows Phone Store today without in-app image capture or video support (update: image capture is there)
These days, a mobile OS is only as good as its ecosystem, and no company knows this fact more than Microsoft. Its smartphone platform known as Windows Phone has had plenty of growing pains during the ...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Nissan's BladeGlider electric concept car should definitely race the Batmobile (eyes-on)
We already knew that Nissan's eye-catching electric car concept looked fit for a superhero, but it's honestly not just comic-book premise. A Nissan spokesperson told us that the BladeGlider is a very ...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Google Play Newsstand merges Currents, magazines and newspapers on Android today, iOS in 2014
Google is not particularly great at keeping secrets. Its Nexus devices always leak and peeks at code are constantly revealing features before they're announced. So, it's no surprise that, exactly one ...
04:34 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget HTC One to receive KitKat upgrade in North America and UK by late January
HTC promised that One owners would get Android 4.4 KitKat within 90 days of the OS' announcement, and it's now detailing when specific countries will get their turn. The company's North American and U...
04:22 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Nokia rebrands Music service as Mix Radio, updates Windows Phone app to match
Nokia's Music service has been a secret weapon for Lumia owners -- they get ad-free radio streaming on their phones at no extra cost. The company is driving that advantage home today by rebranding th...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Leap Motion releases Free Form, an app that lets human hands sculpt digital clay (video)
When we reviewed the Leap Motion controller earlier this year, we found the application selection to be a bit lacking. Since then, the number of apps has doubled from 75 to around 150, and the Airspac...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Apple Store app finally debuts for iPad with clean, tablet-friendly interface
It's hardly show-stopping news out of Cupertino today, but gadget fiends hoping to wrap their holiday tech shopping without leaving home now have one more option in their tablet-friendly arsenal. It's...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Toyota's FV2 concept vehicle has a customizable LCD surface and you can drive it while standing
Toyota's new one-person EV even managed to draw our attention away from cars that look fit for superheroics, Announced at the Tokyo Motor Show 2013, the FV2 concept practically slaps you around the fa...
02:51 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Toyota is taking fuel cells seriously, unveils concept car and reaffirms launch in 2015
Fuel cells are very much back on the energy agenda. It's not smartphones this time, however, but vehicles. From Toyota, no less. The company's fuel cell program is about to bare fruit and it's reveale...
02:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Shorter and simpler .uk domains to launch in 2014
If you didn't think UK domain names could get any shorter, they soon will be. In an announcement today, the UK's domain registry said it will soon launch its simpler .uk domain in an bid to remain coo...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Sony's Video and Music Entertainment chief wants the PS4 to be your everything
The reviews are out, and the PlayStation 4 is, in fact, much of what we'd hoped it'd be: a fabulous gaming machine with a social personality. It has lived up to it's next-gen label, thus far. But ther...
01:32 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Honda introduces the MC-beta, a micro-sized electric car that's smaller than most
Following the footsteps of other tiny electric vehicles such as the SmartCar ForTwo and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Honda has unveiled its very own miniature car called the MC-β (That's MC-beta to you...
01:04 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 805 processor with 'Ultra HD' mobile video
If you're still enjoying that fresh Snapdragon 800 CPU, guess what? Qualcomm's just launched a new model that trumps it: the Snapdragon 805 'Ultra HD' processor. The most headline-grabbing feature is ...
01:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget MediaTek unveils world's first true octa-core mobile chip, first devices due end of year
Qualcomm's nightmare has finally come true. Earlier today, MediaTek officially introduced the world's first true octa-core mobile processor, MT6592, and the first devices to feature it are expected to...
01:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget MediaTek launches world's first true octa-core mobile chip, first devices due end of year
Qualcomm's nightmare has finally come true. Earlier today, MediaTek officially introduced the world's first true octa-core mobile processor, MT6592, and the first devices to feature it are expected to...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Smart Power Strip brings its home automation dreams to Kickstarter
Smart Power Strip landed its way into the final round of our Insert Coin competition the other week at Engadget Expand, and while it didn't take home one of the giant foam commemorative coins (or the ...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins
It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injec...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Toshiba gives 7-inch Android tablets another shot with the $170 Excite 7 (hands-on)
Back over the summer when Toshiba refreshed its tablet lineup, it appeared that the company was pulling out all the stops: two of its new models had super-sharp 2,560 x 1,600 screens and made use of N...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins (video)
It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injec...
12:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Street View update maps North America's biggest parks and monuments
Google's Street View may have already taken us on a virtual tour of some US national parks, but its total number of natural sites now sits at an impressive 44 US and Canadian locations. With permissio...
11:16 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget LG Smart TVs could be collecting personal data, even if you tell them not to
Think you're safe from prying eyes when you turn off your computer or smartphone and flip on the TV? That might not be the case if you have a recent LG Smart TV, according to a UK blogger called Docto...
10:28 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Opera's Android browser gets dedicated support for bigger tablets
After jumping aboard the WebKit train and launching a dedicated browser for the iPad, Opera's now turned its attention to Android tablets. With the release of Opera 18 for Android, the company is quic...
09:52 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Russian internet titan Mail.ru stakes claim in US with email and chat apps, mobile games
We wouldn't be surprised if you've never heard of Mail.ru -- after all, it's huge in Russia, but not in the US. In an effort to carve out a space for itself in America, the company has launched a trio...
09:00 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Logitech's PowerShell Controller, an iOS 7 gamepad that charges your phone
Remember that fuzzy-looking iOS 7 gamepad that leaked back in June? Turns out it's called the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery (a mouthful, right?), and it's one of the first iOS 7 certified g...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget DirecTV to expand out-of-home live TV streaming, Android tablet support
DirecTV Everywhere will soon become much more useful for travelers eager to watch their favorite shows. As of November 21st, the satellite TV provider is expanding its out-of-home TV streaming selecti...
07:53 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Dropbox for Android makes file sharing more social with new share function, notification feed
While it doesn't include anything groundbreaking, the newest Dropbox update for Android intros a few handy features. Perhaps most prominent is the new notifications feed, where you can access your lat...
06:54 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto V's iFruit companion app reaches Windows Phone
Grand Theft Auto V players with Windows Phones have been missing out on the game's iFruit companion app for a full two months, but they're getting their turn today. The newly available port shares the...
06:05 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget The spaceship is cleared for landing, Cupertino approves new Apple HQ
A little over two years since Steve Jobs presented his case for it and after the occasional setback, the Cupertino City Council has finally given Apple full approval to go ahead with its futuristic ca...
05:00 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress
Your new running shoes have WiFi, but there are still -- still! -- no flying cars. We've got mini-supercomputers in our pockets, but where's the kitchen machine that materializes beef bourguignon? It'...
04:04 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget PS4's first post-launch firmware update brings minor interface tweaks
If you're not keen on downloading more PlayStation 4 firmware in the wake of that giant Day One patch, we have bad news: Sony is already rolling out its first post-launch upgrade this evening. Thankf...
03:33 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity TV Store brings movies, TV shows you can keep to its cable boxes and apps
First revealed in rumors last week, the Comcast Xfinity TV Store is now available, selling movies and TV shows. Until now the cable company has offered its traditional video subscriptions, PPV and vid...
03:01 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Bitcasa's infinite cloud storage balloons to $999 a year
If you thought Bitcasa's infinite cloud storage was too sweet of a deal to exist on this mortal plane for $99 a year, that's because it was -- or at least partly because the bulk of subscribers filled...
02:20 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:30PM 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 9:30PM. Tonight we even more Xbox One and PS4 news, so if you want to ca...
01:38 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Todoist 2.1 for Android leverages Google Now for adding new reminders
As part of its effort to better leverage KitKat, version 2.1 of Todoist now uses the power of Google Now for adding new tasks to those lists of reminders. The update allows users to speak "OK Google" ...
12:33 am -05 - Wed, November 20, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro and Adidas Smart Run reviews, defective PS4s 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...
11:54 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget SmartGlass for Xbox One arrives on Android and iOS
An early taste of Microsoft's next-gen gaming experience arrived today for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 users in the form of the Xbox One SmartGlass app, and now Android and iOS faithful can get thei...
11:06 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Your new Cadillac ELR will come with OnStar RemoteLink too
Still waiting for those Cadillac ELRs to roll off the production line and onto the forecourt? Well, when they do, turns out they'll be OnStar-enabled and Smart Grid ready. The OnStar EV-specific mobil...
10:37 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Wireless Charger for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 available today on Google Play
Google's Nexus Wireless Charger, designed to work with the Nexus 4 and 5 smartphones and the Nexus 7 tablet, is available for purchase today on Google Play. The compact Qi power cube ships with a 9-wa...
10:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter for iOS and Android can now filter out the pictures, video and people you hate from search results
Twitter has just updated its iOS and Android app with new search filters plus the ability to view all tweets in your results instead of just the top few. Those filters include a new photo search tool ...
10:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter for iOS and Android can now filter out the pictures, video and people you hate from search results (update)
Twitter has just updated its iOS and Android apps with new search filters plus the ability to view all tweets in your results instead of just the top few. Those filters include a new photo search tool...
10:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter for iOS and Android can now filter out the pictures, video and people you hate from search results (updated)
Twitter has just updated its iOS and Android apps with new search filters plus the ability to view all tweets in your results instead of just the top few. Those filters include a new photo search tool...
10:05 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Google offers 'sneak peek' of Glass development kit, shows Glassware can actually be useful
So far, development on Glass has been extremely limited by the tools put in the hands of app creators. Namely the Mirror API with its constant need for an internet connection and limited functionality...
09:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Nike's LunarENDOR QS Snowboard boots will make you the flashiest rider on the slopes
Nike is betting that maybe one or two snowboarders like to showboat. So if you're more corkscrew, than chicken salad, the firm's LunarENDOR QS boots -- complete with 30 LED swoosh -- might catch your ...
09:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget 'Selfie' beats bitcoins, lab meat, twerking and a tiny mammal for word of the year
The good news: we're apparently a little less obsessed with acronyms than we have been in past years. The bad news? It seems we're still addicted to taking photographs in bathroom mirrors for posting ...
08:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Pioneer's CDJ900NXS brings new performance features to its slightly less pricey DJ deck
If your raison d'être is eat, sleep, rave, repeat, then you might want to cop a look at Pioneer's new CDJ900NXS. Much like the CDJ2000nexus was to its predecessor, the new deck is just a CDJ900 ...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro review: a high-end Ultrabook that's actually affordable
With enough time, even the best products start to feel stale. Take the original Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13: Thanks to a unique hinge that allowed the screen to fold all the way backward, it was the most v...
07:59 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook now lets you know if your friends are using mobile app or the web
We'd hardly call it a ground-breaking feature, but it's pretty nice that Facebook now lets you know whether the friends you're chatting with are using the mobile app or the website. To the right of a ...
07:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' gets awesome interactive music video 48 years later
The jugglers and the clowns are out in full force for this one. It's probably not exactly what Bob Dylan was envisioning when he penned "Like a Rolling Stone" lo so many decades ago, but it's a pretty...
07:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Chrome OS 32 beta makes it easier to find the right window
Windowing has been a familiar sight in Chrome OS for a while now, but it hasn't always been easy to find the window you're looking for. That search should be much quicker if you're running the just-l...
07:03 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy NX camera available in the US today from $1,600
Samsung's Android-powered interchangeable-lens camera is clearly positioned as a niche device, due in no small part to its sky-high $1,600 body-only price tag, but deep-pocketed early adopters can pic...
06:48 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget US carriers don't want to give smartphone users an anti-theft kill switch
Earlier this year, lawmakers in San Francisco and New York joined forces in an initiative called "Secure our Smartphones" that would encourage manufacturers to include a so-called "kill switch" in fut...
06:31 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Musk stands behind Tesla Model S safety, modifies warranty to cover fire damage
Tesla's growing at home and abroad, as customer demand continues for it's Model S sedan -- even while the EV's gotten some negative publicity due to a few cars catching fire after being wrecked. So, t...
06:17 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Sony says PS4 failures have varying causes, affect less than 1 percent of units
The PlayStation 4 launch last week was quickly followed by mounting reports of defective units, including consoles that wouldn't display video. Had Sony shipped the console with a common flaw? No, an ...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: E-readers
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month.Weighing your e-reader options isn't as difficult as, say, de...
05:43 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Moto X for Verizon starts getting Android 4.4 KitKat
Motorola promised that it would be one of the first to roll out the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade to its smartphones, and it's making good on its word. The Google-owned company has announced that Moto X ...
05:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget SmartGlass for Xbox One reaches Windows Phone a few days early
As the ancient proverb goes: a next-gen console ain't no next-gen console without next-gen mobile apps. We can't remember who said that exactly, but it's impossible to forget what's built into the new...
05:38 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget SmartGlass for Xbox One reaches Windows Phone a few days early (update: Windows 8.1 too)
As the ancient proverb goes: a next-gen console ain't no next-gen console without next-gen mobile apps. We can't remember who said that exactly, but it's impossible to forget what's built into the new...
05:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Goodreads for Kindle Paperwhite
Exactly a day after gracing the Fire line, Amazon-owned Goodreads has arrived on the Paperwhite -- if you're willing to take a little initiative and download yourself, that is. And in all honesty, thi...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Adidas miCoach Smart Run review: the almost-perfect training partner
When we first heard about the Adidas Smart Run, we were more than a little eager to try it out. If you're both a techie and a runner, then the boatload of sensors (GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, heart-rate mon...
04:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget From Battlefield to Mass Effect: How one engine is shaping the future of EA Games
After crossing under the elevated railroad viaduct that bisects a lush Azerbaijani forest from an industrial landscape, a squad of American soldiers gazes out at the valley that lies below. A saw-toot...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Xbox One gameplay broadcasting delayed to 'the first part of 2014'
It sure is good that Microsoft's Xbox One controller doesn't have a "Share" button dedicated to pushing live broadcasts of gameplay to the internet, because that functionality is being delayed beyond ...
03:46 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia's shareholders approve sale of devices and services business to Microsoft
As expected, the sale of Nokia's devices and services business to Microsoft has been given the stamp of approval from the Finnish handset maker's shareholders. The group met this morning in Helsinki t...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Apple TV update adds Yahoo Screen and PBS apps
Yahoo's been working hard to include support for Apple services in its Screen iOS app, now it's gone one better and launched its video-discovery app on Apple TV. With an emphasis on comedy, Yahoo Scre...
03:36 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget China's Tencent will offer 10TB of free cloud storage to attract US users
Getting wind that users of Tencent's Chinese-language cloud service have 10TB of free storage made many drool, but soon there'll be no need for envy. Peter Zheng, one of the company's vice presidents,...
03:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget FiftyThree launches $50 Pencil Bluetooth stylus for its sketching app (video)
Remember when we spotted that FiftyThree, makers of the iPad sketching app Paper, was working on a stylus? Now it's time for Paper to meet Pencil. Looking like an enormous marker pencil, the unit come...
02:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung pauses Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S III following reports of glitches
Samsung was apparently too hasty in rolling out its Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III. The phone maker says that it has paused the upgrade following reports of audio hiccups, excessive battery ...
02:11 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Goodreads finally hits the Kindle Paperwhite
You can't quite call it a synchronized release -- a day after announcing Goodreads availability for its Fire HD and HDX tablets, the Amazon-owned social reading network is hitting the Kindle Paperwhit...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget FreedomPop now lets you bring your own phone, offers $99 HTC Evo 4G
FreedomPop's free cellphone plan is tempting, but we doubt that everyone wants to use one of the carrier's few available handsets. Thankfully, they won't have to. The discount provider has just launch...
01:23 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget China's Nubia offers Android phone with Snapdragon 800 and 16GB storage for $330
It was only just over a month ago when ZTE's premium brand Nubia made its debut launch in the US, and today the company's already launching follow-up models in China. Starting with the Z5S, this is es...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter pulls option that lets you receive direct messages from any follower
After enabling the feature for just a month, Twitter's decided it doesn't want you to receive messages from any follower without the need to follow back. The Next Web reports that the company has sile...
01:01 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Twitter pulls option that let you receive direct messages from any follower
After enabling the feature for just a month, Twitter's decided it doesn't want you to receive messages from any follower without the need to follow back. The Next Web reports that the company has sile...
12:31 pm -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's Porsche-designed Z10 is a phone that even it can't afford
If your company produced a device that, while technically accomplished, managed to lose you $1 billion a few months later, you'd probably try and pretend that it never existed. That's not the approach...
11:44 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget MOGA Ace Power gamepad for the iPhone is the first with full iOS 7 support
Gaming controllers for iPhones are nothing new, but MOGA claims it's just launched the first to officially support iOS 7 and its native gamepad support -- as with the as-yet unreleased GameCase. The A...
10:58 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Sky Go boosts its TV lineup with 14 new channels
Sky's mission to boost its roster of mobile TV content has today seen it add no fewer than 14 new entertainment channels to its Sky Go streaming service. Available on iOS and a number of Android devic...
10:03 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung boasts 800,000 Galaxy Gear smartwatch sales in two months
In an attempt to end speculation surrounding the popularity of its Galaxy Gear, Samsung has shared its smartwatch sales figures for the first time, and they might surprise you. Reuters reports that th...
09:04 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Galaxy Gear smartwatch hack lets you browse the web from your wrist
Acknowledged, a full web browser may not be the most useful thing to run on a 1.6-inch touchscreen, but that's almost not the point here. What matters is that Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch now has ...
06:57 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget AT&T's Unite Pro LTE hotspot supports up to 15 devices, doubles as a charger
The follow-up to AT&T's Unite LTE hotspot has arrived in time to keep folks connected during their holiday travels. Like its predecessor, the newly launched Unite Pro has a 2.4-inch touchscreen pa...
05:11 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's new Kira Ultrabook promises 22 hours of use on a single charge
We praised Toshiba's last flagship Ultrabook for its brilliant screen and speedy boot-up time, but the company's newest Kirabook has a notable new feature -- an estimated 22 hours of battery life. Int...
04:05 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Xbox One controller cost over $100 million to develop, smell-o-vision and built-in projector were considered
While Sony was content to toy with radical designs for the PlayStation 4's controller, it turns out Microsoft took a more conservative approach when building the Xbox One's gamepad. GamesBeat scored a...
02:56 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Valve's showing its own VR prototype in January, working on a VR Steam overlay
Back in March, Valve's Joe Ludwig mentioned how important the company believes virtual reality tech is but ultimately left us hanging, unable to be more detailed without a firm plan on what it might e...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Kisai's Rorschach watch is a test in telling time
"So it's extremely difficult to read the time, but how do you feel about that?" That's the question Kisai is posing with its new Rorschach watch, which puts one of the company's trademark inscrutable ...
12:51 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook data harnessed to deliver real-time sports trends to broadcasters
Now that most of us take to social media to rant about our favorite sports teams, it was only a matter of time before our ramblings are collated and packaged as "trends" for the talking heads on telev...
12:23 am -05 - Tue, November 19, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 18th - 24th)
Last week it was the PS4's turn, and this week the Xbox One ships for eager gamers, bringing along its own slew of titles including exclusives like Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, Ryse and Killer I...
11:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Nokia 1520 review, Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4, RAW support for Android and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the...
11:32 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Google app for Windows Phone now lets you sign in, instantly shows what you speak
Google may not always be kind to Windows Phone users, but it's showing them some love today with an update to its self-titled search app for the platform. The new release lets users sign into their Go...
11:05 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Firefox previews near-final Australis interface with curved tabs, streamlined controls
Firefox has been talking up Australis, its next-gen browser interface, for quite some time now, and that celestial-sounding update has just landed on Firefox Nightly. Yes, finally curious users can te...
10:35 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget If you're reading this, you're an early adopter
When Engadget launched, almost 10 years ago, we had a pretty simple mission: We followed tech news obsessively for readers who took technology as seriously as we did. Engadget was the site for tech en...
10:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget is getting a whole lot bigger: profiles, forums, product database, and so much more!
A few days ago we launched the best designed version of Engadget ever, and today we're about to get bigger. A lot bigger.Years in the making, today we're launching dozens of new features to Engadget, ...
10:11 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Google to pay $17 million as a penalty for unauthorized web tracking in Safari
Last year, Google ponied up $22.5 million to the FTC as a penalty for bypassing cookie settings in the Safari browser to track users. While Mountain View no doubt wishes this episode were far behind i...
09:42 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet reaches Verizon on November 21st for $500 contract-free
Verizon isn't going to let AT&T hog all the Lumia 2520 buyers this weekend -- it just announced that it will start selling Nokia's Windows RT tablet on November 21st, one day before the device is ...
09:18 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Goodreads on Kindle Fire OS (hands-on)
Someone on the Kindle team was undoubtedly a bit broken-hearted when Goodreads integration failed to roll out in time for both the new Paperwhite and Kindle HDX launches. The acquisition certainly mad...
08:45 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Honda starts testing Walking Assist device in large-scale US trials
Honda's Walking Assist is finally getting a large-scale test run in the US. The company has started clinical trials of the leg-boosting device at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where it wi...
08:23 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget MLB and NFL endorse legal battle against Aereo, threaten to limit sports broadcasts
It's not just major broadcasters who are willing to take their fight against Aereo to the Supreme Court. The MLB and the NFL have jointly filed an amicus brief supporting the existing court case, arg...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Office Remote for Windows Phone steers presentations from across the room
Microsoft has long championed Windows Phone's Office integration, but there has been a missing piece in that puzzle: an official way to control Office from a Windows Phone. The company is filling tha...
07:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Recon reworks its heads-up display tech with the Snow2
We still have to wait and see what wearable fruit Intel's investment in Recon will bear -- and by "fruit," we mean Google Glass competitor. In the meantime, Recon's got a new HUD display for fans of s...
06:48 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Major League Gaming launches MLG.TV online network to stream e-sports in high definition
Major League Gaming's been tinkering with better ways to show and monetize its Call of Duty and Starcraft battles for years, occasionally showing up on ESPN and utilizing myriad online streaming solut...
06:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Sprint and Best Buy offer students a year of free cellphone service, with a catch
Many students have trouble scrounging up money for loan payments, let alone cellular service. Thankfully, Sprint and Best Buy have teamed up on a promotional cellphone plan built for these non-existe...
05:57 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget World's first 128GB phone now available from Meizu, but only works in China
You may recall that a little while back we checked out China's Meizu MX3, and in addition to its unique 15:9 1,800 x 1,080 display, one of its other selling points is the 128GB storage option. Well, t...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget IRL: Another look at the LG G2
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It's been ju...
05:29 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Looxcie 3 gets a new, square design so you can stream HD video from your kid's chest
Action cams typically go hand-in-hand with the dudebros risking life and limb for adrenaline, and are named to match. Looxcie's target demo's a bit different. Beyond embracing the pun (and creative sp...
05:29 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Looxcie 3 gets a new, square design so you can stream video from your kid's chest
Action cams typically go hand-in-hand with the dudebros risking life and limb for adrenaline, and are named to match. Looxcie's target demo's a bit different. Beyond embracing the pun (and creative sp...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Sling overhauls its TV-streaming app for iOS, adds Roku channel; Windows 8.1 app planned for December
Sling only refreshes its TV-streaming set-top boxes once every few years, and indeed, the current models only came out 13 months ago. So, it's a bit early for new hardware, but the company has at leas...
04:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Marissa Mayer: Yahoo will encrypt all user data by early 2014
Yahoo recently announced that it will encrypt webmail by default, and today Marissa Mayer shared that the security measure will be applied across all Yahoo products "by the end of Q1 2014." In a post ...
04:34 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Sony mulled an all-touch PS4 controller before settling on the DualShock 4
The PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller may seem like the logical evolution of Sony's gamepad design, but we now know that it wasn't always destined to be that way. Product manager Toshimasa Aoki t...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Xbox One vs. the PlayStation 4: A battle over services, not chips
If you start counting from the Magnavox Odyssey, we've been playing console games for seven generations now. Yes, it's crazy to think of, but it's even more alarming to realize that the industry has b...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Watch NASA launch its Maven mission to Mars at 1:30pm (video)
What are the clouds of Mars made of? That's the question that'll be answered when NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN) probe reaches our neighbor. Before that can happen, however, it ...
02:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Ouya's new all-white console comes with double the storage
With the PlayStation 4 now on sale and the Xbox One hitting stores this week, news of Ouya's latest console refresh comes at a busy time for gamers. With holidays closing in, it's unveiled a new limit...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Goodreads and Second Screen integration finally hitting Kindle Fire HD and HDX
Today marks the debut of two features we've been waiting for since Amazon first announced its new Kindle Fire line lo so many weeks ago. Goodreads and Second Screen integration will be rolling out to ...
02:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Google working on RAW support and improved camera features for Android
Nokia may be the first to have delivered RAW photography in a smartphone, but there's evidence to suggest that Google isn't too far behind. A month-old batch of code, recently spotted by app developer...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA unveils Tesla K40 accelerator, teams with IBM on GPU-based supercomputing
NVIDIA's Tesla GPUs are already mainstays in supercomputers that need specialized processing power, and they're becoming even more important now that the company is launching its first Tesla built fo...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1520 review: the best Windows Phone device yet
Windows Phone has never looked this good. The latest update to Microsoft's mobile operating system, known as Update 3, added support for 1080p displays, large smartphone screens and state-of-the-art p...
01:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Xiaomi to set up 18 stores in China by end of year, but not for selling phones or TVs
Even though Xiaomi's been doing quite well in mainland China and Taiwan, you still won't be able to find its products in brick-and-mortar stores, except for those of partner carriers and scalpers. Thi...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Toq smartwatch available December 2nd for $350
Where mobile devices are concerned, Qualcomm's normally a behind-the-scenes player, but that's all set to change next month. The company has announced that its Toq smartwatch is coming to the market o...
12:10 pm -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Bitcoin mining motherboards promise huge profits (for your energy provider)
As Bitcoins have become more valuable, they've also become much harder to accumulate using the mathematical process known as "mining." This air of futility hasn't fazed ASRock, however, as the company...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Oppo's VP resigns amid rumors of building an online brand with Cyanogen Inc.
Recent years saw the birth of many new online brands in China, with Xiaomi being the most notable one with its complete ecosystem plus aggressive pricing. And at last, it looks like local competitor O...
07:24 am -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Researchers create self-healing batteries inspired by artificial robot skin
In the race to create a better battery, scientists have gazed longingly at silicon, prized for its ability to hold copious energy during charging. The material has a significant drawback, however: it ...
04:47 am -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Google removes child sexual abuse search results, global roll out in the next six months
Eric Schmidt himself took to the British press to announce that Google has made a big step in ridding its search results of links to underage sexual abuse -- with some image detection assistance from ...
04:47 am -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Google to block child sex abuse search results globally over the next six months
Eric Schmidt himself took to the British press to announce that Google has made a big step in ridding its search results of links to underage sexual abuse -- with some image detection assistance from ...
03:03 am -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget How would you change Vizio's Thin Plus Light (14-inch, 2012)?
When Vizio announced that it was making laptops, people flooded our inbox demanding we review the Vizio Thin + Light (14-inch, 2012). After all, the company's reputation for undercutting rivals with q...
12:47 am -05 - Mon, November 18, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: PlayStation 4 and Retina iPad mini reviews, Coin startup and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at ...
10:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 17, 2013
Engadget Switched On: The Yoga Tablet does kickstands with a twist
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.If one takes a narrow view of the tablet market, the largest PC makers have fared especially poorly as a group. At the ...
07:45 pm -05 - Sun, November 17, 2013
Engadget Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in first 24 hours
There was little doubt that the PlayStation 4 would sell well on launch given the sheer amount of hype, but we now have proof: Sony has revealed that it sold over one million PS4s in North America dur...
05:49 pm -05 - Sun, November 17, 2013
Engadget Report: Apple buys PrimeSense, co-creators of the original Kinect
Remember that Apple / PrimeSense deal that was rumored to be going down in July? It may have just gone through: according to Israeli news source Calcalist, Cupertino acquired the motion sensing techno...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 17, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Silver platters
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.It bears a passing resemblance to the vinyl...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 17, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Mbius strip bridge, intelligent beehives and the SeaOrbiter
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.Apple's new headquarters is perhaps the most hotly anticipa...
03:25 am -05 - Sun, November 17, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best wireless trackball mouse?
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 loves his trackball and nee...
10:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 16.11.13: Need another Earth-like planet? Study says there could be plenty
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Suddenly things just got real. A new study claims one in five sun-like stars could have a planet capable...
06:05 pm -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Tablo, a DVR that streams over-the-air TV nearly anywhere
Many streaming-savvy DVRs either lean heavily on cloud services or are linked to traditional TV -- neither of which is ideal for cord cutters trying to lower their long-term costs. Nuvyyo is promising...
04:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget Engadget's laptop buyer's guide: fall 2013 edition
We're not sure how many of you will be lucky enough to receive a spanking new notebook for the holidays, but just in case you've got one on your list (or are shopping for someone else), we've got a ne...
12:21 pm -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget World record setting experiment brings quantum computing a step closer to reality
Despite recent successes in the field, creating a quantum computer is really hard. For one thing quantum bits in a super positioned state (or qubits, the basic unit of data for quantum computing) have...
09:50 am -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget Twitter scraps Android app redesign previewed to testers, concocts a hybrid interface
A bunch of Twitter's alpha and beta testers for Android might have fired up their apps today, and thought they'd been kicked out of the program. After all, the social network recently scrapped the new...
05:01 am -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget If you're in the UK, you, too, can now view Google's info cards within the Play Movies app
It's been several months since Google introduced info cards to the Play Movies Android app, with the handy feature being limited to folks living Stateside ever since. That's about to change, however, ...
12:58 am -05 - Sat, November 16, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Retina iPad mini and Galaxy NX camera reviews, Google Play music for iOS 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...
11:55 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Netflix saves The Killing one more time, six-episode final season will be a streaming exclusive
Netflix already pulled whodunnit The Killing from the scrap pile once, working out a deal with AMC to produce a third season for airing and subsequent streaming, and now it's done it again. The Killin...
11:03 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex appears on the FCC with AT&T-friendly LTE
Those on our side of the pond who've been lusting after LG's intriguingly flexible handset might've seethed with jealousy after finding out it's heading to Asia and Europe later this year. Thankfully,...
10:25 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Steve Ballmer says he couldn't change Microsoft fast enough
Steve Ballmer's announcement that he would retire from Microsoft came as something of a surprise, and left many wondering whether his eventual exit is voluntary. Thanks to an interview with the outgoi...
09:59 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation
Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it's releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a cata...
09:20 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 012: Dave Allen on moving from punk rock to digital advertising
"I'm pretty well known as one of the co-founders of the British post-punk band, Gang of Four," Dave Allen begins. "And then, after a while, I got the web itch." It's a study in contrasts, perhaps, fro...
08:43 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 369 - 11.14.13
Your host Brian Heater is pushing the boundaries of his vocal cords to bring you another episode this week, joined by Marc Perton and Peter Rojas. Brian was on stage at Expand for most of the past wee...
07:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget London becomes the latest city to get its own top-level domain
Not to be outdone by New York City, London is set to follow its transatlantic cousin in getting its very own domain name. ICANN, regulator of all things domain related, today gave the British capital ...
07:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Adobe Reader update for Android adds costly PDF conversion features
Catching up to its iOS counterpart, Adobe's Reader app for Android has been updated with the same PDF conversion tools. This means that from within the app, you can now create PDFs from various popula...
07:02 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Almost all of your notifications can now display on Samsung's Galaxy Gear
Another day, another phone gets update post. But this time, it's a smartwatch -- Samsung's Galaxy Gear -- that's party to a software refresh and it's going to bring you closer to that Go! Go! Gadget d...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Bigger is definitely better: shooting with Sony's Alpha 7 and 7R full-frame mirrorless cameras
See those gorgeous twins up there? The ones with retro-styled magnesium bodies and massively megapixeled sensors? Known as the Alpha 7 and Alpha 7R, they're the latest objects of desire from Sony's im...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy NX review: an overpriced Android-powered mirrorless camera
Samsung's flagship interchangeable-lens camera, the NX300, is by far the company's most impressive shooter to date. It offers stellar hybrid-autofocus capabilities, excellent image quality and integra...
05:32 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Amazon debuts congressional comedy, 'Alpha House'
If the promotional images are any indication, there's bound to be an awful lot of BlackBerry checking happening in Amazon's new Alpha House series. And now you can finally see for yourself. The first ...
04:41 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music comes to iOS with a free month of All Access
We knew it was coming, but now it's finally here. Google has finally released its long-awaited Google Music app for iPhone, exactly six months after it was announced for Android and the desktop. Like ...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget iPad mini with Retina display review: as good as the Air, just smaller
Last year Apple introduced the iPad mini, a second size option for its tablet lineup. In addition to being, well, miniature, it featured a beautiful design -- so beautiful, in fact, that the iPad Air ...
03:45 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Say hello to the new Engadget design and logo!
Engadget breaks news all day long, but today we've got a little of our own. I'm really excited to announce that over the next few days we're rolling out some of the biggest, most important updates eve...
02:53 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet reaches AT&T on November 22nd for $400 on contract (video)
If you've been jonesing for that other flagship Windows RT tablet, you won't have long to wait. AT&T has just announced that it will release the Nokia Lumia 2520 on November 22nd for $400 when pai...
02:46 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Nest's mobile app gets a full makeover, Protect smoke detector support
Since Nest's hardware and app go together like birds of a feather, new mobile software was inevitable after it launched the Nest Protect smoke detector. However, the startup darling has also taken the...
02:09 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Acer unveils $200 Haswell-based Chromebook for the extra-thrifty
Acer gave its Chromebook line a welcome tune-up when it launched the Haswell-based C720, but the $250 starting price was no doubt disappointing to those who wanted the C7's $200 entry point. The comp...
01:32 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Sears to convert old Auto Centers into... Data Centers?
You can buy pretty much anything from Sears, but we doubt it's your first-choice destination for server capacity. That's likely to change if Ubiquity Critical Environments, the company's IT infrastru...
12:47 pm -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Europe lets airlines operate 3G and LTE services during flights
Having just digested the news that they'll soon be able to use personal electronics during takeoff and landing, European fliers have another rule change to get excited about. The European Commission ...
11:42 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Google brings autofill to Chrome for iOS, improves it on Android
There are two types of people in this world: those who like the convenience of autofill, and those who don't think a browser should double as a PA. For the former group, Google's updating its mobile ...
10:22 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Amazon's Lovefilm finally launches iPhone app in the UK
Whereas Netflix has expanded quickly onto numerous mobile platforms in the UK, Amazon can't claim the same for its own streaming service, Lovefilm. Aside from the obvious Kindle support, Lovefilm's i...
09:46 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Facebook's one-click login coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 apps
Android and iOS users have long been using their Facebook account for single click logging in to apps, and soon Windows 8 and Windows Phone users will be able to do the same. While the feature's is s...
09:07 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 teardown voids the warranty so you don't have to
Not content with Sony's official teardown of the PlayStation 4, iFixit has started work on its own thorough analysis of the console's internals. The dissection isn't complete yet, but early evidence ...
09:07 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 teardown voids the warranty so you don't have to (update: quite repairable)
Not content with Sony's official teardown of the PlayStation 4, iFixit has started work on its own thorough analysis of the console's internals. The dissection isn't complete yet, but early evidence ...
08:06 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Nokia Black update to add Bluetooth LE across entire WP8 Lumia range
Bluetooth low energy compatibility arrived on select Nokia Lumia models (520, 620, 625 and 720) through the Amber update, but now it's making its way to the rest of the line. A new FAQ entry on Espoo...
07:34 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget PS3 and PS4 will have the earliest access to Destiny beta, exclusive content in MGS 5
Beyond the obvious new hardware flying about and news from Naughty Dog, there were a few additional tidbits revealed tonight at Sony's PlayStation 4 launch event. The PlayStation brand as a whole wil...
05:50 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Dell's XPS 11 convertible and refreshed XPS 13 now available starting at $1,000
Dell's Yoga competitor, the flexible XPS 11, has made its way into availability in the US and other select countries, with the refreshed XPS 13 also tagging along. As we mentioned in our hands-on, th...
04:26 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Uncharted for PlayStation 4 announced with a brief teaser trailer, new DLC for TLoU (video)
Sony didn't waste any time at its PlayStation 4 launch event, coming right out of the gate with news from Naughty Dog about two of the biggest franchises. Uncharted is coming to the PlayStation 4, an...
03:51 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4's live launch event begins at 11PM ET, check out the UI first (video)
It's almost time for the PlayStation 4 to arrive. With just a few minutes left before consoles go on sale on the east coast, you should definitely check out our in-depth review if you haven't already...
02:23 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget TiVo's new Slide Pro Remote pairs nicely with your Roamio, costs $50
Sure, it's not a new gaming console, but a remote is still a very essential part of most everyone's living room -- at least for the time being. With that in mind, TiVo has announced the successor to ...
01:08 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360 tops NPD console charts one last time before next-gen begins
How do you close out a console generation? By reclaiming your crown. According to NPD's October figures, Microsoft is back on top: The Xbox 360 is once again the best-selling home console. It's hardl...
12:17 am -05 - Fri, November 15, 2013
Engadget FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells carriers to get on board with his plan to let people unlock their phones... or else
Congress, the White House and the FCC's new chairman Tom Wheeler have all come out in favor of setting our phones free, but the telcos who can actually grant our handsets liberty have been slow to he...
11:43 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Comcast might start selling movies via its cable boxes, instead of just renting them
According to the infamous "people with knowledge of its plans," cable TV giant Comcast will move from renting video on-demand movies to selling them, in rumors reported by Reuters and The Wall Street...
11:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: PlayStation 4 review, all-in-one credit card, 2014 ASUS lineup 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...
11:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget FCC launches speed test app for Android, looks to collect mobile broadband performance data
As expected, the FCC has launched a Speed Test app that measures mobile broadband performance for Android devices. Available as a free download from Google Play, the app runs periodically in the back...
10:32 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Wolfram working on a 'symbolic' programing language, will be its 'most important' project yet
What Wolfram has accomplished with Alpha is nothing short of stunning. Sure, it can't help you find videos of cats dressed as sharks riding Roombas, but the company's goals were always much loftier. ...
10:03 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Autodesk's 123D Catch app updated with enhanced capture and Photo Compass assistance
Autodesk's 123D Catch app has been snapping photos and turning them into 3D models on iOS for about a year and a half. Now, the software has been updated with a new UI for browsing, shooting and tran...
09:33 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Flipboard finally makes its appearance on Windows 8.1
Fans of Flipboard's curated content experience that are running Windows 8.1 have had to go without a native app on their Microsoft-powered machines, until today. That's right folks, after promising i...
09:19 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget NikePlus FuelBand SE now available in Rose Gold, gives you bling-bling status for $169
The Nike+ FuelBand SE is still a pretty young product, having only been officially released earlier this month. Now, as part of its new Metaluxe Collection, Nike is introducing a special edition mode...
08:49 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Pinterest's APIs let developers embed and search for pins directly on their websites
A lot of people use Pinterest to keep track of stuff they'd like to buy, places they want to go and food they want to eat, but there's always been separation between Pinterest and the actual sources ...
08:49 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Pinterest's APIs let developers embed pins directly on their websites (updated)
A lot of people use Pinterest to keep track of stuff they'd like to buy, places they want to go and food they want to eat, but there's always been separation between Pinterest and the actual sources ...
08:26 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Gmail for iOS adds full screen views, background refresh and new nav bar
Google is giving Apple users a little love today, with an updated version of its Gmail app designed specifically with iOS 7 in mind. Perhaps the biggest addition, and one oddly missing from Google's ...
08:12 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget BBM adds iPad and iPod support, Android and iPhone apps get new features
When BlackBerry Messenger for iOS and Android first launched it was only available for iPhones and Android handsets, but it doesn't look like too many people were left out: BBM was downloaded more th...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
We'd write something about being well rested after another successful Expand, but we don't want to lie to you. The gadget news, she never sleeps. Still, we're back in the studio with plenty to talk ab...
07:44 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget First Jolla phone will launch November 27th on Finnish carrier DNA: available unlocked, on or off contract
We knew Finnish carrier DNA would be the first to launch the Sailfish-powered Jolla phone, and thanks to a tweet from Jolla HQ we now know that it will launch in Helsinki on November 27th. Unfortunat...
07:29 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Personalize your Kindle cover or skin with vacation photos at no additional cost
If a regular ol' Kindle accessory doesn't express your personality as well as you'd like, Amazon has announced a new service that looks to oblige. Customers can now personalize an Amazon Origami cove...
07:02 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Google encourages devs and businesses to use white space with new Spectrum Database API
Google's white space wireless database got the FCC green light for commercial use this summer, and Mountain View is now moving forward with an API to make exploring and utilizing available spectrum e...
06:38 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Apple pushes out iOS 7.0.4 update alongside redesigned iBooks and iTunes U apps
Apple may not have had all of its own apps overhauled in time for iOS 7's launch, but it's slowly but surely bringing them up to speed. The latest to get a complete redesign are iBooks and iTunes U, ...
06:27 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Fitness-tracking app Moves now supports the iPhone 5s' M7 chip, offers battery-saving mode on iOS 7
Thanks to an update released today, the always-on fitness app Moves will now work with the iPhone 5s' M7 motion-sensing chip. The activity tracker utilizes Apple's "motion co-processor" to track your...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget What to pack for a long, lonely trek across the Antarctic
Captain Robert Falcon Scott's mission to become the first to reach the South Pole famously ended in tragedy. A double tragedy, in fact, because Scott and his crew perished after finding that a rival ...
05:49 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget iWork for iCloud update brings those collaborative tools we've been waiting for
We're not going so far as to call it a Google Docs killer, but those iWork updates announced back at the iPad event the other month certainly make Apple's productivity tools a fair bit more appealing...
05:10 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Sony PlayStation 4 review: fast, powerful, worth it
More Info48 hours with the PlayStation 4: gaming and first impressionsThe seven big little details we love about the PlayStation 4Sony PlayStation 4 unboxingEvery day, a new phone. A new tablet. A ne...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Coin stores multiple credit card info, aims to slim your wallet down (video)
What you see in the picture above promises to be the one credit card to rule them all. It's called Coin, and while it looks like any other traditional plastic, it's actually an electronic device that...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Coin stores info for multiple credit cards, aims to slim your wallet down (video)
What you see in the picture above promises to be the one credit card to rule them all. It's called Coin, and while it looks like any other traditional plastic, it's actually an electronic device that...
04:47 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Judge rules against authors in Google Books copyright infringement case
Google's Books project, which has indexed millions of titles and made them available online, hasn't always been on completely solid legal footing. After all, Books operates without the permission of ...
04:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget $25 Google Glass hack uses 3D printed webcam mount to let you play Mario with your eyes
We're not entirely sure Google would give the thumbs up to everything detailed in the below video by University of Maryland PhD student, Brandyn White. But hey, any video about Google Glass that incl...
04:09 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget ASUS plans new smartphone and Chromebook launches for early 2014
ASUS' bread and butter is in the PC business, so as growth dwindles, it's got to reinvent itself elsewhere. According to the Taipei Times, the company is set to introduce its first line of Chromebook...
03:46 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Kickstarter-funded Atoms building blocks now available for the rest of us
It's a heck of a lot closer to next year's CES -- but perhaps even more importantly, it's dangerously near the holiday season. Those Kickstarter-funded Atom blocks, which we first played with back at...
03:18 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Isis nationwide rollout is now available for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon customers
After announcing plans for nationwide deployment back in July, and nabbing commitments from both Chase and American Express in the process, Isis is now available for the masses. Customers on AT&T...
02:56 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Under Armour acquires MapMyFitness to boost its exercise tracking arsenal
One of our main gripes with the Armour39 fitness tracker was the lack of polish on its iOS app and inability to access stats via web. Well, it seems Under Armour is getting serious about improving in...
02:29 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Google Transparency Report now breaks out US court orders
Google has frequently expanded the coverage of its Transparency Report with each update, and it's not about to stop today. The search giant's latest report now illustrates US court orders by type, in...
02:01 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Google's homegrown Dart web programming language emerges from beta
While Google giveth and taketh away end-user apps, it's generally been good to developers -- all the better to get new tools into the wild. One of those pet projects, Dart, is now out of beta and int...
01:34 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Google's Street View maps the watery roadways of Venice
Google's Street View has taken us all the way up (to the Burj Khalifa) and all the way down (to the Great Barrier Reef), so where else is there to go but the world's most romantic city? That's right,...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Mint updates its iOS app for iOS 7, adds charts to illustrate spending habits
If you've ever used Mint's personal finance app, you know one of the best features is "Trends" -- a tracking feature that lets you monitor your spending habits, income and net worth over time. Oddly,...
12:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget AMD looks to boost Windows tablet gaming with its first true mobile chip
Whatever happened to AMD's last tablet chip, Temash? We had a great time playing DiRT Showdown on a Temash-powered Windows 8 tablet back at CES, but the graphics-focused processor has so far only app...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: win a Nexus 5 courtesy of Mobilefun.co.uk
We can't let the yanks have all the fun now can we? So, if you nearly threw your PC in the bin when you realised you couldn't bloody enter the comp we ran earlier this week, then worry not. Thanks to...
11:34 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Digg roots out the most contagious videos with its updated iOS app
If you like whiling away the hours on trending videos, but hate wading through YouTube dreck to find them, Digg has now brought its fledgeling video curation to iOS devices. As with the web, clips ar...
10:02 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Android powers four in every five smartphones thanks to growth in China
Gartner's third-quarter smartphone research report is out, and on the surface it paints a very flattering portrait for Google. Mirroring Strategy Analytics' report at the end of last month, Gartner a...
09:33 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Facebook Open Academy puts students on real coding projects for college credits
While books and lectures are essential, there's nothing like real world experience, and that's what Facebook's Open Academy offers to budding software developers. The initiative, which debuted as a p...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget MapQuest updates iOS 7 and Android apps with modern UI, route status bar
With Google, Apple and Nokia making so much fuss about navigation these days, it's easy to forget good 'ol MapQuest. That doesn't mean it isn't still going strong, though, as evidenced by the service...
06:33 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget IBM preparing to launch a Watson cloud service, lease out APIs to developers
Need a little help from a supercomputer? You just might get it: IBM is getting ready to release a more powerful version of its Watson supercomputer, and it'll be available for rent. According to the ...
05:25 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Intel will open its own retail pop-up stores later this month (video)
Following the path of Apple, Samsung and its old friend Microsoft, Intel will reach out directly to customers by opening up its own retail stores. Laptop Magazine attended an event this evening where...
04:43 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget 'Xbox On' command powers up and logs in Xbox One in just 13 seconds
The second major console launch this year is still just over a week away, but the folks at Microsoft are showing off another feature of the Xbox One. This video demonstrates its ability to turn on an...
03:40 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Mozilla has no plans to sell consumer Firefox phones in the US
It looks like most folks in the US have a long wait ahead of them before they can take Firefox OS for a spin. Despite ZTE's plan to design a bigger and better phone for release in the country in 2014...
02:12 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget The phone with two faces is shipping in time to impress nerds at your holiday party
If you wrote Santa asking for a dual-display phone this year, the fat man from the North Pole may be gliding down your chimney with a YotaPhone on Christmas Eve. It's been nearly a year since we firs...
02:12 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Dual-screen YotaPhone is shipping in time to impress nerds at your holiday party
If you wrote Santa asking for a dual-display phone this year, the fat man from the North Pole may be gliding down your chimney with a YotaPhone on Christmas Eve. It's been nearly a year since we firs...
01:42 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: PlayStation 4 test drive, Moto G unveiled, Jawbone Up24 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...
01:02 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Google Now's latest update adds Reader-like website updates, Waze traffic reports and more
Some of the Google Now enhancements mentioned at the Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling are ready to roll, as the search giant has started pushing a new version of its app on Android today. The ability to ...
01:02 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Google Now's latest update adds Reader-like website updates, Waze traffic reports and more (updated)
Some of the Google Now enhancements mentioned at the Android 4.4 KitKat unveiling are ready to roll, as the search giant has started pushing a new version of its app on Android today. The ability to ...
12:07 am -05 - Thu, November 14, 2013
Engadget Newly launched Smithsonian X 3D Collection offers historical models you can print at home
We've already seen first-hand that the Smithsonian has a keen interest in 3D printing and modelling, and it's now turned that interest into something of a public service with a new online collection ...
11:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook's revamped Messenger app with texting rolls out to more iPhone, Android users
Facebook announced a few weeks that it would start testing a new Messenger mobile experience, and now more users of the social network should be seeing it. The new version arrived on some of our Andr...
11:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook's revamped Messenger app rolls out to more iPhone, Android users
Facebook announced a few weeks that it would start testing a new Messenger mobile experience, and now more users of the social network should be seeing it. The new version arrived on some of our Andr...
10:59 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Google+ for Android updated with improved Locations, Beam support for photos
The Google+ app for Android is getting a small version bump starting today, and while most of the changelog is filled with bug fixes, there are a few new features worth getting excited about. For one...
10:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 374 - 11.12.13
As the launch date draws near for both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, our hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler discuss the HD potential contained within. Richard has his consoles scheduled for...
09:52 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Jolla phone will use Nokia Here map data, get Android apps through Yandex
Those who pick up Jolla's first smartphone won't be hurting for content. The mobile startup has just struck a deal to use Nokia's Here services for map data in Sailfish OS; early adopters will have d...
09:35 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Europe to allow gate-to-gate electronics use by the end of November
Certain air travelers in Europe will soon be free to use smartphones, tablets, e-readers and music players during all phases of flight. An announcement today from the European Aviation Safety Agency ...
09:24 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget HP and Google put sales of Chromebook 11 on hold after reports of overheating chargers
If you were looking to nab up one of HP's latest Chromebooks for that special someone this holiday season, you might have to wait a bit. The laptop maker and Google decided to "pause" sales of the Ch...
09:06 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Lenovo exec on why you're probably not using one of his phones... yet
If you look around now, chances are you won't spot a single Lenovo smartphone nearby. Unless you're in one of the 15 countries -- mostly in emerging markets -- where the company's been rolling out it...
08:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget YouTube Capture for iOS update adds clip splicing and iTunes soundtracking
Those who like to record their YouTube moments while on the go have just received a handful of useful tools. Thanks to an update for the video streaming site's Capture app for iOS, users can now film...
08:26 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Yahoo frees up a slew of domain names; Sandwich.com could be yours for $100,000
Is an already-taken domain name all that's keeping you from an exciting new business venture? Provided you're looking for some very specific web real estate, Yahoo has some great news for you. On its...
07:58 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Dropbox links business and personal accounts, says it's tired of juggling passwords
It's a double-edged sword: your work is using one of your favorite services to manage files and projects, but now you have to juggle two logins to maintain balance between your personal and work acco...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Pocket 5.0 wants to make reading what you love even easier
Pocket founder Nate Weiner introduced the next phase of the app formerly known as Read It Later at the company's first-ever press event this afternoon. Pocket 5.0 puts the focus squarely on the user ...
07:15 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Snapchat reportedly rebuffed $3 billion offer from Facebook
Facebook wants to own it all it seems: Instagram, Luma, Lightbox... that's not enough. With a host of video and photo startups already in its growing stable of acquisitions, word has it that Zuck and...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Zepp's multi-sport sensor arriving November 19th for $150
Most of us flail wildly at a ball without any clue about what happens to it, then wonder why we don't get better. To help out, Zepp's 3D sports motion sensor is designed to put hard numbers to your g...
06:32 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Incoming update will let you use Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse on the 3DS
Without a doubt, today's a good day for 3DS owners. Along with announcing the imminent arrival of the YouTube app on its handheld console, Nintendo has let it be known that users will soon also have ...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Cameras
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month.With smartphones like the Nokia Lumia 1020 offering outstand...
05:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Facebook, Google received redacted government reply to FISA court, respond with new filing
You may recall that several internet companies have petitioned the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to disclose information about the government's requests for user data. In a September 30 ...
05:26 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Nintendo bringing YouTube to 3DS later this month, Wii U version to get refreshed
Sony's PlayStation 4 has surely taken over today's headlines, but that's not stopping Nintendo from making some news of its own. The company today announced that a YouTube application is coming to th...
05:05 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly spending $10.5 billion to upgrade its manufacturing ahead of new product launches
When you're a company with $147 billion in cash lying around, why wouldn't you spend it on robots and lasers? According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is investing about $10.5 billion in newer manufact...
04:33 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Dish Anywhere mobile apps to get offline viewing by the end of 2013
Dish currently has a splintered mobile app strategy: you have to use Dish Anywhere for streaming TV shows, and Hopper Transfers for all your offline viewing. It's about to get much simpler, though, a...
04:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung launches Galaxy Core Plus with curious step backwards in specs
When is a smartphone upgrade not an upgrade? When it's the Samsung Galaxy Core Plus, which has quietly launched in Taiwan. Although it does use Android 4.2 where the original Galaxy Core ran 4.1, it'...
03:36 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's new SDHC WiFi cards can save to the cloud and your phone at the same time
Despite the introduction of a wireless LAN SD standard last year, WiFi SDHC cards are still a fairly rare animal, with pioneer Eye-Fi the alpha dog. If you're into it, though, Toshiba's just added a ...
03:36 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Toshiba's new SDHC cards can save to your camera, phone and cloud service all at once
Despite the introduction of a wireless LAN SD standard last year, WiFi SDHC cards are still a fairly rare animal, with pioneer Eye-Fi the alpha dog. If you're into it, though, Toshiba's just added a ...
03:02 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Xi3's Piston modular PC runs a custom UI on top of Windows, we go eyes-on (video)
There isn't much mystery left surrounding Xi3's modular gaming PC: we know it'll run Windows 7 Embedded, and we know it'll go on sale November 29th for $1,000. But there's one lingering detail that's...
02:31 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Google opens education-only Play store
Granted, they missed the back-to-school season by a couple of months, but now appears to be the time to launch educational initiatives. Yesterday, MakerBot offered up some pomp and circumstance for i...
02:07 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Motorola unveils the Moto G, its new colorful and affordable Android phone
For the sum-total of 13 days, Google's Nexus 5 has been without doubt the best value Android phone on offer. Today, Motorola -- famously part of Google -- has potentially stolen that title with the o...
02:07 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Motorola unveils the Moto G, its new colorful and affordable Android phone (hands-on)
For the sum-total of 13 days, Google's Nexus 5 has been without doubt the best value Android phone on offer. Today, Motorola -- famously part of Google -- has potentially stolen that title with the o...
02:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget 48 hours with the PlayStation 4: gaming and first impressions
The PlayStation 4 is fast. The DualShock 4 is the best gamepad Sony's ever created. In 48 hours spent using the PS4 without its extremely comprehensive Day One patch, there are only so many feelings ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget This is Sony's PlayStation 4 before the Day One patch (hands-on)
There's a funny thing about the next generation of consoles: They're all pretty much just dedicated game boxes at launch waiting for a Day One system patch. Sony's PlayStation 4 is no exception to th...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Sony's Mark Cerny: Game developers have been calling for the PS4 since 2008 (video)
According to the PlayStation 4's Lead Architect Mark Cerny, his team's biggest breakthrough wasn't in raw hardware power; it was something much more basic: conversation. At this week's New York City ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Jawbone intros the Up24, its first wireless fitness tracker: on sale now for $150
It took Jawbone two tries to release a fitness tracker that didn't break after several days of use. And it took the company three generations to release one that could sync users' sleep and activity ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget This is Sony's PlayStation 4 before the Day One patch
There's a funny thing about the next generation of consoles: They're all pretty much just dedicated game boxes at launch waiting for a Day One system patch. Sony's PlayStation 4 is no exception to th...
01:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Retina iPad mini teardown uncovers giant battery, iPhone-class A7 chip
Many were no doubt caught off-guard by Apple's not-quite-surprise release of the iPad mini with Retina Display, but iFixit was clearly prepared -- it has already torn down the tiny tablet. The device...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Acer goes up against the Surface Pro 2 with its own $950 hybrid
What will Acer's outgoing CEO leave as his legacy, aside from a bit of financial wreckage? It could be a pair of brand new TravelMate Ultrabooks, the X313 and P645, which were revealed a few weeks ag...
12:36 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Nokia releases its Refocus app for all PureView Lumia smartphones
Unveiled at its Lumia launch event in Abu Dhabi in October, Nokia has finally made Refocus, its Lytro-like variable depth of field app, available to all PureView Lumia devices. The tool makes use of ...
12:05 pm -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Verizon admits it can't handle LTE demand in major cities
We've all seen those commercials where Verizon boasts about the breadth of its network, but what of the depth? Turns out, at least in some cities, that Big Red's LTE is so over-taxed that users are b...
11:20 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Your Facebook friends can now see your Amazon reviews, if you want them to
Amazon's connection with Facebook is about to go from "it's complicated" to "in a relationship." In a bid to make its listings more social, the online retail giant has begun contacting customers to n...
11:02 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Android nabs Skitch-inspired PDF annotation, customizable home screen
Evernote for Android just got a sizable update infused with a fresh batch of features and improvements. These changes promise to make the app easier to use, starting with listing recently made notebo...
10:13 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Xbox One demos distracted driving in Forza 5 with web browsing and live TV (video)
If you can't get enough videos of the Xbox One's fancy new features, Microsoft has another one for you. In the latest footage, Redmond's Yusuf Medhi shows off the next-gen console's multitasking whil...
09:43 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Apple II's 35-year-old operating system is now open to the public
In a world of super-fast OS X and Windows machines, it's easy to forget that early desktop computers were a lot more basic. That was the case for the Apple II, Cupertino's first mass-market computer ...
06:51 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Sprint's HTC One Max pegged for November 15th release by Best Buy
HTC's new supersized smartphone, the One Max, already passed through the FCC on its way to Sprint, but a launch date has yet to be announced. The phone's Best Buy page, however, notes that it'll arri...
06:51 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Sprint's HTC One Max pegged for November 15th release by Best Buy (update: official)
HTC's new supersized smartphone, the One Max, already passed through the FCC on its way to Sprint, but a launch date has yet to be announced. The phone's Best Buy page, however, notes that it'll arri...
06:14 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Open source can help the developing world, but it's not without challenges
Many see open source technology as an ideological tool -- a way to promote freedom in a world of closed, proprietary systems. For Canonical's Jono Bacon, Mozilla's Stormy Peters and Wikimedia's Tomas...
05:33 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget PS4 launch prep begins now: Day 1 update, iOS and Android apps are ready to download
Just as promised, Sony has delivered the mobile companion apps on iOS and Android for its PlayStation 4 console ahead of launch. Another thing to know for gamers that have already pre-ordered a syste...
05:01 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Netflix updates Xbox 360, PS3, Roku and Smart TV apps with unified interface
As much as we love Netflix, we've always found it a bit odd that the browsing experience is fragmented between platforms. Jumping between PS3, Xbox and Roku devices can be a jarring experience, each ...
03:59 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon launches Fire HD, HDX and Kindle Store in Australia
It's a good day for you, mates from down under -- or at least for those with a hankering for Amazon's Kindle devices. The e-commerce giant is bringing the Kindle Fire HD and HDX to Australia, followi...
02:57 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Sony discussing 'how and when' the PS4 will get CD and MP3 playback
News that the PS4 can't play MP3s or CDs out of the box caught many off guard, and it turns out the backlash also surprised Shuhei Yoshida, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios head, and oth...
02:00 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4 KitKat heading to Nexus 7 and 10 starting today
Google has just announced that Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 owners will wait no longer for their upgrade to Android 4.4, as the OTA update is starting today. To be clear, however, the new code is only rollin...
01:34 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Hydrogen fuel cell USB charger, Tegra Note 7 review, Vine for Windows Phone 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...
01:10 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget Expand NY 2013 wrap-up
Did you end up missing out on the sheer abundance of technology that was Expand New York 2013? Don't fret: we've rounded up everything from our expo. Whether you're interested in the Insert Coin comp...
12:52 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 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. Tonight we have lots of Xbox One and PS4 news, so if you have q...
12:21 am -05 - Wed, November 13, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod makes installing its Android OS a breeze with new desktop and mobile apps
Making CyanogenMod the third major mobile ecosystem is a lofty goal, but the minds behind the custom Android ROM have just made it easier for smartphone users to join their ranks. Rather than install...
11:14 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Google's Portable Native client lets one app run on any hardware in Chrome
Since 2011, Google's Native Client has been enabling developers to write applications like photo editors, CAD modelers and 3D games in C or C++ and run them inside the Chrome browser. Initially, Nati...
10:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget First all-in-one coffee machine that roasts, grinds and brews heads to Kickstarter
Machines that grind then brew your coffee for you all in one are a dime a dozen. But one that fresh roasts you beans first, before grinding them? Well, according to Bonaverde Coffee Changers it's nev...
09:35 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Viber brings push-to-talk features to iPhone and Android in version 4.0
The past few weeks have been very busy for the Viber team, after first announcing new features for BlackBerry and following it up with a Windows Phone 8 update. Now the VoIP app is announcing version...
09:07 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget DIWire hits Kickstarter, is already doing just fine, thank you very much
It's been a good week over at Pensa Labs. On Sunday, the Brooklyn-based team walked off with the $10,000 judges' prize from our Insert Coin competition and now its Kickstarter project's already cross...
08:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget EX1 prints circuits on paper, cloth, almost anything you can imagine
Printing a circuit isn't exactly a new idea. In fact, researchers have been putting down silver nano particles using a process similar to ink-jet printing for years. Heck, you can even hack your exis...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Deutsche Telekom and RSA team on hack-resistant internet connections
It's easy to find security experts who can safeguard corporate internet connections against cyber attacks. However, it's hard to get someone who can stop attacks before they do any damage -- and that...
07:51 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Hisense's 55-inch 4K Smart TV priced at $2,000
Seems like this is the week to push out all of those budget 55-inch 4K sets before the holidays roll around. Following yesterday's Sears-centric announcement of a Seiki $1,500 set, Hinsense is offeri...
07:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget IDC: 21 percent of smartphones shipped in Q3 were big-screened behemoths
Supersized smartphones have been increasing in popularity for quite some time, but IDC now believes that they've truly hit the mainstream. The analyst group estimates that about 21 percent of the 261...
07:04 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Yamaha puts lightweight PES1 electric motorcycle concept on display at the Tokyo Motor Show
At the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha rolled out a number of two-wheeled concepts of both the electric and gasoline-powered kind. First, the PES1 is a 200-pound (!) road bike touts a middle-mounted battery...
07:04 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Yamaha outs lightweight PES1 electric motorcycle concept ahead of Tokyo Motor Show
A few days before the start of the Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha rolled out a number of two-wheeled concepts of both the electric- and gasoline-powered kind. First, the PES1 is a 200-pound (!) road bike t...
06:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Twitter's custom timelines let you dump your obsessions into one organized stream
Where does Carson Daily obsess over news articles about The Voice? Prior to Twitter's new custom timelines feature, he likely had some kind of scrapbook at home. Now, thankfully, he can put them all ...
06:25 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Roku will start streaming ESPN and Disney Channel content later this month
Roku's streaming boxes will offer up live TV shows, events and video from ESPN and Disney later this month, providing you've got the appropriate subscriptions from the right "linear network". ESPN vi...
06:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Touch Board kit combines an Arduino heart with touch sensors, conductive paint
Capacitive sensing isn't limited to your smartphone. In fact, you can use contact with human skin (or any other conductive surface) to trigger almost any circuit. And the Touch Board from Bare Conduc...
05:51 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget AMD's next desktop chip lands in January, merges CPU and GPU like never before
We've been waiting a long time for the AMD chip known as Kaveri, but at least now we have a date for its availability: January 14th. We also know that the flagship desktop part for FM2+ socket mother...
05:34 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget OUYA's streamlined new user interface arrives later this month
The OUYA user interface isn't what we'd call "ideal." The folks behind OUYA apparently realize that too, and today we've got the first look at some big updates that will be coming to the Android-base...
05:20 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry Z30 hits Verizon on November 14th for $200 on-contract
We knew the BlackBerry Z30 was headed to Verizon as a US-exclusive, but now we actually have a date for it: November 14th. Starting this Thursday, BlackBerry's 5-inch flagship will be made available ...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 47: Insert Coin - New Challengers
We got to hang with Spike Lee, LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Ayah Bdeir, David Gerrold, Bens Heck and Huh and Rachel Haot. We played around with Occulus Rift, some electric skateboards, a surgical robo...
04:47 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget MakerBot Academy aims to bring 'industrial revolution' to classrooms
The President calling for a revolution during a State of the Union should be enough to make anyone's ears perk up. The launch of MakerBot Academy is said to be a response to just that, an attempt to ...
04:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Latest Gmail update lets you preview and browse full attachments within emails, save files direct to Drive
Google wants to make sure you never have to leave its tidy suite of services and today's Gmail update goes a long way towards assuring that. Now, previews of file attachments will show up at the bott...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Nexus 5 smartphones courtesy of Spigen!
Google's Nexus 5 handset may be in short supply at the Play Store, but protective case maker Spigen Inc. had the forethought to snap up a pair of them so that two lucky Engadget readers could get the...
03:46 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Following Adobe hack, Facebook requires compromised users to change passwords
Here's a good lesson to vary up your passwords if we've ever seen one: Facebook is locking out Adobe users whose accounts were compromised by a recent large-scale hack if they use the same login info...
03:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Vine finally arrives for Windows Phone with homescreen pinning in tow
Nokia broke the news that Vine was making its way to Windows Phone back in July, but there wasn't an exact word on a release day. Well folks, the time has come. Twitter's video microblogging app has ...
03:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Vine finally arrives for Windows Phone with homescreen pinning in tow (update: now available)
Nokia broke the news that Vine was making its way to Windows Phone back in July, but there wasn't an exact word on a release day. Well folks, the time has come. Twitter's video microblogging app has ...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Lytro software update lets you view images in 3D
A nice little, erm, shift in focus for everyone's favorite consumer-facing light field camera. Thanks to a software update to the desktop and iOS versions of the camera's app, users will be able to d...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA Tegra Note 7 review: a gaming tablet with much to offer, much to learn
There's no shortage of tablets available on the market, but it's surprisingly difficult to find one that performs well for an affordable price. Aside from the Nexus tablets Google has put out over th...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget EVGA Tegra Note 7 review: a gaming tablet with much to offer, much to learn
There's no shortage of tablets available on the market, but it's surprisingly difficult to find one that performs well for an affordable price. Aside from the Nexus tablets Google has put out over th...
01:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera now supports RAW video for better dynamic range
After releasing its $995 Pocket Cinema Camera last summer with ProRes422 support only, Blackmagic Design has finally unleashed RAW CinemaDNG video recording with a firmware update. The format lossles...
12:42 pm -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Bing rolls out new music video search, complete with hover-over previews
Bing's just received a big revamp to make scouring the web for music videos a cinch. This is the latest in the website's string of updates, which include adding image collections, highlighting trendi...
11:44 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Sony now lets you buy digital PlayStation games from Amazon and other retailers
Sony has decided its PlayStation Network (PSN) Store isn't going to be the only place you can purchase digital PlayStation games. Utilizing a model similar to Valve's PC game marketplace Steam, the c...
10:52 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Netflix comes to Virgin Media TiVo boxes with free six month bundles
If you weren't one of the 40,000 Virgin Media UK customers on the Netflix trial, then you'll be glad to know the streaming service is now available to everyone. What's more, users who sign up for one...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Intel's stalled TV service reportedly being eyed by Virgin Media's parent company
Word broke last month that Intel was in talks with Verizon to sell off its stalled web TV effort, presumably dubbed OnCue, which was slated to get off the ground this year. Now, Bloomberg's gotten wo...
08:32 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Upp is a $199 hydrogen fuel cell for USB devices that lets you fill up instead of plugging in
Hydrogen fuel cells have been helping astronauts for nearly half a century already, so it's about time they became small enough -- and cheap enough -- to be of use to everyone else. That's exactly wh...
08:06 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Retina iPad mini is now available, prices start at $399
Sure the iPad Air is thin, light and has amazing battery life, but the arrival of its smaller cousin is about to make your choice more difficult. Apple's upgraded 8-inch slate, the Retina iPad mini, ...
07:32 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Nissan to join the wearable HUD wave, teases its entrance with trippy trailer (video)
With its next venture into the gadget world, Nissan wants to get on your face. Ahead of the Tokyo auto show, the automaker has released a David Fincher-esque teaser video for its head-mounted HUD, th...
06:36 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Lenovo's Vibe Z unveiled with Snapdragon 800, dual-SIM tray and Samsung-inspired flip cover
Lenovo's been using a lot of MediaTek chipsets for its phones of late, but don't worry, it hasn't forgotten to share some love with Qualcomm. What we have here is the Vibe Z aka K910, which is a Snap...
05:02 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Roomba drops the bristles for 880 model (hands-on)
There is, I'm told, a revolution happening on the floor beneath my feet. I've got to admit, I wasn't anticipating how loud such a thing would be -- though revolutions are rarely quiet, and besides, I...
04:01 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook joins the GSM Association to stay in sync with carriers
Facebook has a vested interest in the phone world between its hundreds of millions of mobile users and the Home interface. It's only fitting, then, that the social network has just joined the GSM Ass...
02:58 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Skullcandy intros Air Raid, a $150 Bluetooth speaker you can use to party pretty much anywhere
Skullcandy is well-known for making gear including headphones and earbuds, but the audio-focused company now also has a little Bluetooth speaker folks might be interested in. The Air Raid, as it's of...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Tokyoflash Kisai Console gets a wooden makeover, retains futuristic watchface (video)
Somebody at Tokyoflash HQ probably decided that 2013 is the year for wooden redesigns of its old tricky timepieces. A more natural version of its 2011 Kisai Console watch is the latest in a string of...
01:24 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Google Glass secretly scores music playback support thanks to sneaky devs
If you thought the latest Glass update was designed solely to help with your schedule and commute, you'd be mistaken. The sneaky devs in Mountain View quietly added support for Google Play Music in t...
01:24 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Latest Google Glass update has a secret feature: it can play music
If you thought the latest Glass update was designed solely to help with your schedule and commute, you'd be mistaken. The sneaky devs in Mountain View quietly added support for Google Play Music in t...
01:24 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Latest Google Glass update has a secret feature: it can play music (update: $85 stereo earbuds incoming)
If you thought the latest Glass update was designed solely to help with your schedule and commute, you'd be mistaken. The sneaky devs in Mountain View quietly added support for Google Play Music in t...
12:52 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 11th - 17th)
It's finally here. Sony's PlayStation 4 arrives this week, and brings along a bountiful lineup of launch titles. Killzone: Shadow Fall, Resogun, Warframe and many more (you can already find some of t...
12:47 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: PlayStation 4 facts, coding in the education system, PlayJam GameStick 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...
12:19 am -05 - Tue, November 12, 2013
Engadget Seiki brings a $1,500 55-inch 4K set to Sears stores
It's not quite an impulse buy, but it's getting close. And hey, who's to say we wouldn't swing by the electronics section after picking up a couple of power tools? Just in time for the holidays, Seik...
11:35 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget More Android apps in more languages as Google opens App Translation Service to all developers
Google has announced that its App Translation Service is now available to every Android developer. The company previewed this localization tool back at I/O 2013, after which a number of devs were abl...
11:07 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Tweetbot 3.1 for iPhone brings back classic features, adds quick actions
When Tapbots released Tweetbot 3 for the iPhone last month, it took two steps forward and one step back -- a slew of older features didn't make the cut. The developer is quickly making amends with it...
10:37 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Pebble's iPhone app with iOS 7 notification support is available for download now
It's a big day for Pebble-sporting iOS 7 users. The smartwatch's latest iPhone and iPod app update brings a heck of a lot more functionality than the previous iteration, thanks in no small part to th...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget IRL: the accessories edition
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. Darren Murp...
09:36 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Google Earth Tour Builder lets you tell stories through maps
Google has used Earth and Maps to tell tales of unfolding tragedies and soldiers fighting for our country. Now its opening up those tools to the public, allowing users to build what they're calling "...
09:11 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Relive Engadget Expand NY 2013 in pictures
Many thousands of New Yorkers joined us over the weekend for the city's very first Engadget Expand. There's no question that our premier Manhattan show was a raging success, and if you didn't make it...
08:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Three things you should know about the PlayStation 4 OS
Sony laid its social networking ambitions out on the table when it announced the use of real names on PSN, its online network, for the PlayStation 4. Now, as the company preps that next-gen console f...
08:40 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Show 46: Expand NY with LeVar Burton, Reggie Watts, Rachel Haot and more!
It's true, we're still beaming - which is saying a lot for a Monday morning coming off of little to no sleep. And while we'd have been slightly grumpy working through the weekend in nearly any other ...
08:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Google Chrome now lets you see which tab that unwanted music is coming from
Sometimes you just want to look up a restaurant menu at work without your coworkers knowing you're slacking off. ('Sup, Marc?) Thanks to a new Google Chrome feature, if you click on a site that auto-...
07:58 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget The seven big little details we love about the PlayStation 4 (so far)
Having spent the last year using the PlayStation 4 at trade shows and press events, we've got a fairly good idea of how games look and play on the parallelogram-shaped game box. The questions that re...
07:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Google crams more options in your inbox with new quick action buttons for Gmail
An email inbox isn't quite what it used to be. For the latest case in point, look no further than Google's latest additions to Gmail, which will let you perform a variety of new tasks without ever op...
07:21 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft details SkyDrive photo and video streaming on the Xbox One (video)
We already knew the Xbox One would have a built-in SkyDrive app, allowing you to view stream whatever media you had stored there. Until now, though, all we'd seen was a relatively informal unboxing v...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Humble Store launches, skips the Bundles and flash sales
Man can not live by flash sales alone... or something like that. Humble Bundle, the premier destination for pay-what-you-want bi-weekly packages of indie games knows that. And so today it launched a ...
06:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Flipboard goes commercial with shopping catalogs curated by brands, celebrities and users
Plenty of companies have tried to digitize the shopping catalog experience, to varying degrees of success. But, if anybody has a chance at truly capturing the pleasure of flipping through glossy page...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2013 holiday gift guide
It's that time again: The approaching holidays provide a perfect opportunity to take inventory of the best gadgets on the market across every budget and category imaginable. And what better way to hi...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Household
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides as they're added throughout the month. If you ask us, gadgets for the home make some of the greate...
05:47 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Here's a look at what's inside the Sony PlayStation 4 retail box (video)
With the PlayStation 4 launch just days away, we finally have a retail unit in-house here at Engadget to show you. And, no, we will not be presenting it to you through the power of a Daft Punk parody...
05:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 voice commands limited to a few basics, not supported by all third-party apps
Unlike the Xbox One's philosophy with Kinect voice commands that control everything from turning on the console to searching the online store, the PlayStation 4's camera / mic array can only interpre...
05:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget You can't wake the PlayStation 4 with voice commands, but you can shut it off
Unlike the Xbox One's philosophy with Kinect voice commands that control everything from turning on the console to searching the online store, the PlayStation 4's camera / mic array can only interpre...
04:46 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Pioneer to start building TVs again, but not plasmas
Pioneer has announced that it'll re-enter the TV market as an exclusive brand for Dixons after it completely stopped making them in 2010. Unfortunately for fans of the sublime Kiro plasma displays, t...
03:38 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Moto Maker customization for Moto X now available on all major carriers
AT&T's monopoly over personalized Moto X handsets has finally come to an end. As was predicted last week, the Moto Maker website has opened up to customers on Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. The fr...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget GameStick review: Android console gaming still awaits its king
As you can imagine, many, many devices pass through Engadget's proverbial review bunker. Most start their lives as nebulous market research data presented on PowerPoint slides, and gradually coalesce...
02:39 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Samsung's NX300M smart camera is its first to run Tizen OS
Samsung's refreshed NX300M smart camera has already been on sale for more than a month in Korea, but only now is one of its features coming to light. At a recent developer summit, the company confirm...
02:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Lady Gaga hits the stage in a multicopter flying dress (video)
Lady Gaga just made a spectacular album debut entrance -- even for her -- in what can only be described as a astronaut dress-cum-hexacopter that she named "Volantis." Though we'd call it a colossal p...
12:55 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz' STRIKE M gaming keyboard folds up to fit in your pocket
Diminutive Bluetooth keyboards? Yeah, we've seen those before, but we've never really been able to fault them for their size. These tiny peripherals are meant for light work at best, but the Mad Catz...
12:09 pm -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Gamers can now apply to beta test Steam's In-Home Streaming service
A big part of Valve's steamy vision of the future will be the ability to play full-fledged PC games on a relatively small living room machine, by streaming them to the Steam client from a main gaming...
10:09 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Sony's official PlayStation 4 unboxing video is mostly eery music and polythene
It's a commercial imperative for Sony and Microsoft to maintain people's interest this month, by any means necessary. But at least the PlayStation marketing team isn't taking itself too seriously. (A...
10:09 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Sony parodies Daft Punk in its official PlayStation 4 unboxing video
It's a commercial imperative for Sony and Microsoft to maintain people's interest this month, by any means necessary. But at least the PlayStation marketing team isn't taking itself too seriously. Th...
09:15 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon begins delivering Prime orders to US customers on a Sunday
If you can't wait for the working week to begin again in order to receive your latest Prime delivery, Amazon has some good news for you. The company says it has teamed up with the US Postal Service (...
09:15 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Amazon begins deliveries to US and UK customers on a Sunday
If you can't wait for the working week to begin again in order to receive your latest Prime delivery, Amazon has some good news for you. The company says it has teamed up with the US Postal Service (...
07:02 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Facebook's head of special projects talks wearables, WiFi and human connections
The last time we spoke to Erick Tseng, he was still working for Google as a senior product manager for Android. Since then, he's left the Mountain View company for one just down the road: Facebook. T...
05:22 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Geeking out young: gadgets and coding need to be core in US schools
Remember readin', 'riting, and 'rithmatic? According to our Rethinking Education panelists, the three 'R's need to be joined by a 'C' -- for computer science -- or the US risks getting run over by mo...
03:19 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget How would you change Parrot Zik by Starck?
Here on How Would You Change, we rarely delve into the complex world of audio, but for the Parrot Zik by Starck, we're relaxing this policy. Considering its illustrious creator and bundled technology...
03:14 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget NASA shows off Robonaut's gigantic new legs ahead of 2014 upgrade (video)
NASA's Robonaut assistant is about to get its biggest upgrade yet... and we do mean big. As part of a preview at ABC News, the space agency has revealed what its robot will look like when it gets leg...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Nexus 5 review, Peripheral Vision with Ayah Bdeir, Steam Controller hands-on 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...
01:31 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Changes to copyright laws could be very good or very bad; it depends on who's involved
When it comes to data we upload to the web and digital content in all its forms, it's hard to tell who owns it. At Expand NY's panel today, Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF) Julie Samuels, Techd...
01:19 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Expand NY workshops roundup: 3D Systems, LittleBits, Leap Motion and more!
The stage at Expand acted as a platform for conversations between many people involved in the future of technology -- but there was a lot more that attendees were able to enjoy. Some of our nifty wor...
12:57 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Mad Catz working with NVIDIA to bring GameStream to MOJO
Remember that PC streaming feature Mad Catz' MOJO is supposed to be getting sometime after launch? It might be powered by NVIDIA's GameStream technology. "We're talking to NVIDIA and we hope to enabl...
12:35 am -05 - Mon, November 11, 2013
Engadget Choosing reality: why sci-fi author David Gerrold doesn't want a flying car
"I think we built the right future," declares David Gerrold on Expand NY's stage. "If it's a choice between the flying car or the internet, tablets and smartphones, I'll take what we've got." It's al...
11:25 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Ben Huh wants internet culture to go pop so you can has more lulz
If Ben Huh, the man behind the meme-generating Cheezburger site, were writing this, you'd probably just be looking at a string of gifs and the occasional LOLcat. And, chances are, you'd find that see...
10:14 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Facebook likes wearable technology, but the tech's not quite ready to like back
We've become accustomed to posts flooding our news feeds proclaiming that a friend has just completed a 5-mile run or taken their 3,000th step of the day, but that's not enough for Facebook.At a rece...
10:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget And your Insert Coin winners are: DIWire and GrowCubes!
The votes have been tallied, the judges have conferred and we have a pair of winners in our Insert Coin competition. First up, our panel of experts have settled on a victor after much debate, and Pen...
09:51 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Narrative Clip lapel camera shows up at Expand in its final form, we go hands-on
The last time we saw the Narrative Clip lifecasting camera, it had a see-through casing allowing you to see the circuitry within. Heck, it even had a different name. As it happens, though, the compan...
08:50 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Facebook Product Manager Erick Tseng
Facebook's head of mobile products will be joining us for a conversation about the social network's smartphones strategy and to show off some of the entries from the company's recent wearables hackat...
08:48 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Adobe's Lightroom 5.3 RC brings RAW support to Sony's A7, other new cameras
If you're tired of cludging RAW files from your spanking new Sony A7r or Fujifilm XQ1, there's now relief from Adobe with release candidates for Photoshop Camera Raw 8.3 and Lightroom 5.3. The latter...
08:30 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: David Gerrold
We've got lots of lingering Tribble-related questions, and thankfully we've got just the man to answer them. David Gerrold created the frisky furry creatures for the original Star Trek series, the Sl...
08:23 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot on providing digital access to all
"The foundation of New York City's digital strategy is access," explains Rachel Haot, fresh off her Expand press day opening remarks. "We define that as access for all New Yorkers, regardless of inco...
08:17 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget The future of motion interfaces: wave goodbye to the mouse
We're still big fans of Douglas Engelbart's original pointing device, but human/computer input is moving past traditional peripherals. We're rapidly approaching a future of touch screens, motion sens...
07:35 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Rethinking Education
Technology is revolutionizing the way kids are learning, from tablets and laptops in classrooms, to introducing coding curricula in public schools. We'll be talking to representatives of three very d...
07:17 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Nissan's BladeGlider: an electric sportscar fit for a superhero
It's the Batmobile, it's a Star Wars Starfighter, no it's actually Nissan's BladeGlider. This is the Japanese company's futuristic electric sportscar design that's built with speed in mind. It has a ...
06:55 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: The Power of Free: Exploring the Open-Source Revolution
From Wikipedia to Firefox to Ubuntu and Android, open-source software has had a major impact in all of our lives over the past several years. We've brought representatives from Mozilla, Wikimedia and...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Verizon's Moto X customization page is online right now, not that you can use it
It's less than a day until we're expecting to see carriers other than AT&T offer customization options for the Moto X, and it looks as if Verizon's already getting its ducks in a row. One of our ...
06:25 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Ben Huh
The man behind Lolcats and Fail blog joins us for a lighthearted after-lunch discussion about everything that makes us laugh on the internet.November 10, 2013 1:55:00 PM ESTFollow all of Engadget's Ex...
06:15 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Know Your Digital Rights
Patents, digital rights, the NSA -- it's a lot to wrap one's head around. Thankfully, we've got some of the most knowledgeable folks in the biz, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Julie S...
05:44 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget The industrial revolution in your basement: you don't own it unless you make it
"I was a graphic artist" says master modder Ben Heck. This hacking expert got into making as a hobby thanks to a library of items available at his job. With the 3D printing boom, it's now easier than...
05:03 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget FCC will get you to tell it how fast your mobile broadband is
Remember when the FCC said that it'd be studying the best way to monitor mobile broadband speeds? A year (and a new chairman) later and it's finally come to a conclusion: an Android app. According to...
04:59 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Pebble's insides exposed in rare transparent casing (hands-on)
Once upon a time, Pebble engineers crafted a small number of watches with a completely transparent casing. They were never intended to be used for public consumption (hence the discoloration from the...
04:20 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Gesture / Alternate Interfaces
Wait, you're still using keyboards and mice? Well, we just typed this with our mind! Explore the world of alternative interfaces with representatives from Samsung, Leap Motion and Pelican Imaging.Nov...
04:13 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Pebble CEO bets big on developers for the smartwatch's future
Pebble has come a long way since its debut way back in April 2012, having sold over 190,000 smartwatches and growing the company from 11 employees to 40 in the span of a little over a year. Now that ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: futuristic automation, underwater kites and a floating nuclear power plant
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.Twitter's stock market debut was the big story this week, ...
02:50 pm -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: The Industrial Revolution Starts at Home
This is going to be a fun one. We've brought some of the top names in the maker space to discuss the world of do-it-yourself electronics. We'll be joined by master modder Ben Heck, littleBits founder...
07:00 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget The green issue: It's never been easier, but will we do our part?
The green message has never been stronger. It's something that we all play a part in, even more so as lovers of technology. What can we do, as consumers, to make sure that we minimize the impact we m...
03:05 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best home backup system?
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 Stevie, who wants to get into the arch...
02:00 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Forget devices, the future of technology is seeded in biology
A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps, and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devo...
02:00 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology
A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoi...
01:35 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Sony's Phil Molyneux talks 4K strategy, with Spike Lee as exhibit 'A'
Sony's consumer electronics COO Phil Molyneux has a story to tell about his company's deep plunge into 4K, so who better to help than veteran auteur Spike Lee? The filmaker's foray into crowdfunded c...
01:00 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Reggie Watts admits he's an impulse tech buyer, but it's those digital interfaces that still need work
When Reggie Watts took to the Expand stage, he was wearing a Pebble. The performer said that he's obsessed with the wearables and picked up multiples of the wearable during those early adopter deal d...
12:00 am -05 - Sun, November 10, 2013
Engadget Here are your five Insert Coin finalists, cast your vote now!
It's been a long day of demos, tough questions and talking to potential consumers for our Insert Coin competitors. But the judges and readers have spoken, and we have our five finalists. My Bell, DI ...
11:20 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget The wearable dilemma: forming habits first, then building ecosystems
"Getting people to want to wear things all the time -- whether it's on or off" is a huge stumbling block said Becky Stern, Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit. Sure, smartwatches and activit...
10:40 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Sony President Phil Molyneux with special guest Spike Lee
Sony President Phil Molyneux joins us to discuss the company's role in the ever-expanding world of consumer electronics, with a little help from none other than director Spike Lee.November 9, 2013 5:4...
09:35 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Google's Timothy Jordan: Glass is a complete break from the past
Many wonder whether Google Glass has legs as a technology. Will we still be using it (and talking about it) years from now? If you ask Google's Senior Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan, absolutely. S...
09:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Staying Green
Green's been quite the buzzword in consumer electronics and other technologies over the past decade or so. Is it simply a fad, or will today's technologies truly help provide for a more sustainable f...
08:51 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget LeVar Burton on Google Glass: 'It disturbed me'
"It disturbed me. I was skeptical... [and] I'm a person that's very open to technology."That's the reaction LeVar Burton, the man best known from Reading Rainbow and Star Trek: The Next Generation, f...
08:45 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Reggie Watts
The musician/comedian/TV show co-host joins us on stage to discuss the role technology plays in his creative process. Watts will also be showing off his rig and demoing precisely what it is he does.N...
08:25 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky
The age of the smartwatch, it seems, is upon us, thanks in no small part to the success of Pebble. What began life as a record-breaking Kickstarter success has grown into a wearable phenomenon. We si...
08:03 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Russian cosmonauts take the Olympic torch for its first spacewalk ahead of Sochi games
Russia has already made Olympic history and the Sochi games don't start until February. Earlier today, two cosmonauts took the ceremonial red and silver-clad torch for its first space relay ahead of ...
07:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Pivothead's new video capture glasses let you mix and match power, storage and wireless add-ons
Pivothead's video recording specs have undergone only a slight evolution since they launched early last year, gaining live broadcast abilities through the Air Sync add-on. Here at Expand NY, however,...
06:40 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: All Dressed Up: the State of Wearable Technology
Thanks to products like the Pebble Smart Watch and Google Glass, wearables are all the rage this year. We've pulled together a diverse group of companies from different aspects of the space -- includ...
06:30 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Thinking Ahead: the Future of Consumer Electronics
It's time to look ahead. We've enlisted MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito and iO9's Annalee Newitz to help us separate the fads from the future and predict what precisely is on the technological hori...
05:45 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: LeVar Burton
For more than 20 years, LeVar Burton helped kids discover the magic of books through the beloved PBS show Reading Rainbow. Both Burton and the program have returned, albeit in a form more befitting o...
05:15 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Moonshots: Kickstarting the next chapter of space exploration
Privately funded space missions might sound like the preserve of the financial elite, but the truth is actually a little more pedestrian. Speaking at Expand New York today, Michael Lain (Liftport) an...
05:15 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Lunar elevators and asteroid mining: Kickstarting the next chapter of space exploration
Privately funded space missions might sound like the preserve of the financial elite, but the truth is actually a little more pedestrian. Speaking at Expand New York today, Michael Laine (LiftPort) a...
05:02 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget BT Sport steals Sky's crown jewel, gets exclusive rights to the Champions League in 2015
Do you like to spend huge sums on Sky Sports just to catch the big moments in European football? Well, in the biggest thing to happen to UK broadcasting in years, BT Sport has outbid (by a considerab...
04:15 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Google Glass Senior Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan
Still got lots of questions about Google Glass? Yeah, us too. The wearable's Senior Product Advocate Timothy Jordan will be joining us on stage to discuss hardware as a platform, the company's vision...
03:31 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Network friends list's massive boost available now
If you've been brushing up against the PlayStation 3's 100 friend limit for awhile, Sony has good news for you: You can add up to 2,000 friends to your PlayStation Network account right now, almost a...
02:50 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Live from Expand: Moonshots: the Independent Space Race
The next frontier in space travel? All signs point to private enterprise. In fact, this is arguably the most exciting time for the industry since the early days of the space race. We'll be speaking t...
02:16 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Marty McFly impersonator shows off ZBoards' hoverboard-inspired creation
It's Back to the Future-inspired, it's for charity and it's an electric freaking skateboard. What's not to like? Oh, and it's at Expand New York, of course, being demoed by one of ZBoard's cofounders,...
01:25 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget The Today Show will televise Virgin Galactic's first commercial space flight
If you can't quite afford the fare to space, at least you'll be watch the future of non-terrestrial tourism on your TV. NBC has won the rights to televise Virgin Galactic's first flight, and plan to ...
12:35 pm -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Alaska Airlines and US Airways join list of companies allowing almost gate-to-gate gadget use
More and more airlines are adopting the FAA's new (and more relaxed) gadget policy, and the latest ones joining the fray are Alaska Airlines and US Airways. Both carriers now allow you to keep your e...
11:39 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Intel acquires Kno to boost its digital education library
Intel has long been cozy with the e-textbook developers at Kno, going so far as to license their hardware and preload their software on its own tablets. The chip giant clearly wants to take that rela...
10:43 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget $1.2 million in Bitcoins hijacked in 'social engineering' attack
So, you've amassed a fortune in Bitcoins, possibly ill-gotten. If you're storing them on a computer that's exposed to the internet, you may want to rethink that strategy thanks to a huge theft from a...
09:29 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft to kill Xbox Video support for Zune and WP7 in 2014
Microsoft might have just shared a slew of happy Xbox One news, but it also has something sad to announce: the death of Xbox Video support for Zune. To be precise: Zune's PC client, whatever Zune pla...
08:13 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Vodafone UK fails to reach imposed minimum 3G coverage, will fix by 2014
If UK folks on Vodafone find themselves without 3G in some places, it's because the telcom has failed to reach the minimum geographical coverage imposed by Ofcom. In 2010, the government-directed mob...
07:43 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup
Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild -- thanks to Target's apparently leaky pre-order system -- we're finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with...
07:43 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup -- then banned
Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild -- thanks to Target's apparently leaky pre-order system -- we're finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with...
07:43 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup -- then banned (update)
Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild -- thanks to Target's apparently leaky pre-order system -- we're finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with...
07:43 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup -- then banned (update 3)
Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild -- thanks to Target's apparently leaky pre-order system -- we're finding out more and more about the system. Moonlight Swami has been busy messing around with...
06:54 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Unlike the PS4, the Xbox One won't support 3D Blu-ray playback at launch
Now that Microsoft has adopted Blu-ray for its upcoming Xbox One, some of you might have been wondering if this next-gen console will support 3D Blu-ray movies. Well, the answer is no, or at least no...
05:39 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Want to test drive an Xbox One? Go to a Microsoft store
If today's deluge of Xbox One news has you itching to try it out yourself ahead of this month's launch, Microsoft has good news for you. Redmond's retail stores will have demo kiosks of the new conso...
04:58 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Microsoft's DRM policy, Peripheral Vision with Ayah Bdeir, GameStick delay 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...
04:30 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget GrowCube promises to grow food with ease indoors (hands-on)
Food. It's a bit of a big issue. After all, half the world doesn't have enough, and the other half has so much it doesn't really know where it comes from. Chris Beauvois, a software developer turned ...
03:22 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget DIWire attempts to fill the gaps left by 3D printers (hands-on)
It brought solar-powered smartphone chargers to the streets of NYC, now Pensa, a Brooklyn-based design firm, is taking on desktop prototyping. Its latest invention, DIWire, is a compact CNC wire bend...
03:22 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget DIWire attempts to fill the gaps left by 3D printers (hands-on)
It brought solar-powered smartphone chargers to the streets of NYC, now Pensa, a Brooklyn-based design firm, is taking on desktop prototyping. Its latest invention, DIWire, is a compact CNC wire bend...
02:25 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with BITalino, a microcontroller board for quirky and serious projects alike (video)
It's safe to say that BITalino isn't your average DIY electronics board. For starters, the sensors that spring from the main unit (which comprises the microcontroller, bluetooth module and power unit...
01:42 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Xbox One pops up on eBay for delivery right now, but even $1,000 can't buy the day one update
If you were impressed by the flood of Xbox One information unleashed today or Microsoft's 12-minute demo video and just have to have one first, there may be a way. eBay seller priceless228 claims a m...
01:42 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Xbox One pops up on eBay for delivery right now (update: it's gone)
If you were impressed by the flood of Xbox One information unleashed today or Microsoft's 12-minute demo video and just have to have one first, there may be a way. eBay seller priceless228 claims a m...
01:42 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Xbox One pre-orders arrive ahead of Target (update: day one patch already live)
If you were impressed by the flood of Xbox One information unleashed today or Microsoft's 12-minute demo video and just have to have one first, there may be a way. eBay seller priceless228 claims a m...
01:42 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Xbox One pre-orders arrive ahead of Target (update: day one patch is already live)
If you were impressed by the flood of Xbox One information unleashed today or Microsoft's 12-minute demo video and just have to have one first, there may be a way. eBay seller priceless228 claims a m...
01:29 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget Simple.TV's second-gen DVR streams to mobile apps, ships December 12th for $249 (hands-on)
Simple.TV gave us a peek at its second-generation streaming DVR back in September, and today it's committing to a US launch. The dual-tuner set-top should arrive stateside on December 12th, when it w...
12:33 am -05 - Sat, November 9, 2013
Engadget The NutriSurface is an intelligent food scale with Obamacare beginnings
Obamacare is probably the last (loaded) term you'd expect to read about on a tech site -- no less in conjunction with a nutrition-focused gadget. But Andy Tsai, creator of the NutriSurface, actually ...
11:31 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget BlinkScan is a flexible, fast and high-fidelity scanning solution
Your scanner is stupid. You might not know that, but it is. Thankfully, Expand NY Insert Coin semi-finalist BlinkScan is here to give you what you never knew you needed. It's a device that scans imag...
10:58 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: iPad Air, Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Everpix alternatives
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 and discussions. Want more? Visit gdgt anyti...
10:29 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget iOximeter is a smartphone heart-rate monitor, powered by the headphone socket
Connecting health-monitoring hardware to smartphones is a no-brainer. The phone does the heavy processing, offers up power and screen, and thus makes the hardware cheaper and more importantly , small...
10:29 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget iOximeter monitors your heart-rate, is powered by your phone's headphone socket
Connecting health-monitoring hardware to smartphones is a no-brainer. The phone does the heavy processing, offers up power and screen, and thus makes the hardware cheaper and more importantly , small...
10:16 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget LittleBits and Korg team up on Synth Kit modular DIY instrument, we go hands-on
Here's a pro tip: if you want to make this editor smile, hand me something that makes a bunch of noise. There are few things more satisfying than pressing some buttons and turning a few knobs to gene...
10:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Torque Audio outs a new set of interchangeable TorqueValves for custom tuning its in-ear headphones
Fresh off the release of its t103z in-ear headphones, Torque Audio took the stage at Expand NYC to announce another color-coded customization add-on for the audio wares. In the coming months, the out...
09:56 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry board reportedly declined offers for specific limbs, wanted to sell the corpse whole
BlackBerry didn't end up with the $4.7 billion buyout it probably needs, instead settling for a $1 billion band aid, a new CEO and the same, uncertain future. It was an anticlimactic conclusion after...
09:47 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot says we're in a 'golden age of technology in NYC'
New York City's first Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot, is a very busy lady. She's charged with managing the digital universe of one of the planet's most technologically advanced cities. Haot's mos...
09:28 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 011: Ayah Bdeir on the importance of knowing how your electronics work
"I didn't set out originally to start a company," explains Ayah Bdeir. "I was trying to solve a problem." She's seated in the solution, a sunny office space in downtown Manhattan. A portable dividing...
09:04 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Smart Power Strip set to bring simple, cheap automation to the home (video)
Listen, we'd all like an automated home -- we've got the appliances and we've got the smart devices. What we really need is a bridge between the two, something that allows our little pocket computers...
08:42 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 368 - 11.7.13
As Expand NY gains momentum, your host Brian Heater takes time out of his hectic schedule to bring you some podcast love, along with equally busy guests Terrence O'Brien and Peter Rojas. Brian loves ...
08:32 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget GameStick delayed once again, will now compete with PS4 on launch day
If patience is a learned skill, than fans of PlayJams' GameStick are certainly masters of the virtue: the diminutive Android Console has been delayed again. According to a GameStick representative, t...
08:28 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 coming to T-Mobile online November 14th for $450, in stores November 20th
The Nexus 5 officially launched on Halloween, but its distribution was limited to the Google Play Store -- and it sold out rather quickly. T-Mobile has finally announced its plans on bringing the 16G...
08:21 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Reveel: a portable headphone amp that promises to enhance your music
Have you ever been to a concert and bought a keep-sake CD? Did you find it somehow didn't quite conjure up the same heady, ethereal experience? Musician Barry Stephen Goldfarb evidently did, inspirin...
08:02 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget MYBELL keeps cyclists safe by blasting their MP3s of choice (hands-on)
Biking in heavily trafficked areas can be dangerous -- and few know this better than NYC cyclists. Peter Pottier is one of many in the Big Apple to survive a near miss while on two wheels, and that e...
07:44 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Overhauled WatchESPN app for Android brings Monday Night Football to tablet users
It may still not be enough to satisfy would-be cable-cutters, but the latest version of ESPN's WatchESPN app for Android does bring with it a fair number of new options for those looking to do more v...
07:15 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Eyes-on with HeadsUP, a smartphone-powered HUD for your car
Think of it as a smartwatch, but for people who need to keep their eyes on the road. HeadsUP, one of 10 semi-finalists for Engadget's Insert Coin competition, is a heads-up display for your car, allo...
07:14 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with Mr. Postman, a smart mailbox that links your inbox to your letterbox
Sometimes, even the oldest cliches can serve as inspiration. Take the dog and the letter carrier, for instance: when Manuel Masri first moved to the United States, he was surprised to find his canine...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Guitar Hero dudes team up for Singtrix, hope to make your singing less terrible
If there's one theme running through the work of Kai and Charles Huang, it's the notion that an utter lack of musical ability shouldn't be enough to keep you from realizing your rock and roll fantasi...
05:17 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Twitter intros Android Alpha program, lets members test new features even sooner
Back in August, Twitter launched a beta tester program for Android app users, enabling access to early features before they hit the official application. Now the social site is taking public testing ...
04:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will arrive with six months' of free Skype calls -- if you have an Xbox Live membership
Alongside the kind of high-end features that you'd expect to find on a Microsoft app on a Microsoft console (multitasking, wide-view camera with auto-zoom and pan), the company's gone so far as to gi...
04:36 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will arrive with six months of free Skype calls -- if you have an Xbox Live membership
Alongside the kind of high-end features that you'd expect to find on a Microsoft app on a Microsoft console (multitasking, wide-view camera with auto-zoom and pan), the company's gone so far as to gi...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Sony to gift early PS4 owners $10 PS Store credit, 30-day Plus and Music trials
Microsoft may have dropped a whole lot of news on us today, but that doesn't mean Sony hasn't got a few surprises up its sleeve. With just a week until the PlayStation 4 hits stores in North America,...
02:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Google lines up a new Glass partner for prescription, fashion and sport lenses
We've known for a while that Google is looking to develop prescription-lens versions of Google Glass, but now its plans are starting to become clear. The search giant has teamed up with Rochester Opt...
02:35 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Google lines up a new Glass partner for prescription, fashion and sport lenses (updated)
We've known for a while that Google is looking to develop prescription-lens versions of Google Glass, but now its plans are starting to become clear. The search giant has teamed up with Rochester Opt...
01:30 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Gogo Text & Talk lets you send texts and make calls in-flight, using your own phone number (hands-on)
It's not as if in-flight calling is a novel idea: Numerous airlines have given it a shot, and the US government has emphatically put the kibosh on it. Until now, however, making voice calls from 30,0...
01:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget 3D Systems' Sense scanner is compact, $400 and ready to transform 3D printing as we know it
"Game changer" isn't a term that ought be thrown around loosely. It's the kind of thing that loses value each time it's uttered -- sort of how everyone's a "genius" of some kind or other these days. ...
12:04 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Insiders say Elop could sell off Xbox and cancel Bing if he became Microsoft CEO
Bloomberg has spoken to three anonymous sources who claim to have knowledge of Stephen Elop's current mindset, and who say he'd consider making some radical moves if he become Microsoft's CEO. Now, b...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's DRM policy reversal: an oral history
The Xbox One's DRM policy reversal was unprecedented, and will have lasting impacts for the lifespan of Microsoft's next game console. When the console was originally announced on Microsoft's Redmond...
11:38 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's 12-minute Xbox One demo shows off the dashboard, Kinect and apps
With only two weeks until the Xbox One hits the shelves, Microsoft's marketing blitz continues with a 12-minute video demonstration of its next-gen console in action. Xbox executives Yusuf Mehdi and ...
11:05 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Your new Xbox One won't do much without the day one patch
Imagine it's November 22nd: You've got your shiny new Xbox One from the local games merchant, you've got it home, and it's time to video game. Aw shucks, the internet is out! But that's okay, as you'...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's first wave of TV apps features Netflix, HBO Go, Verizon FiOS, NFL and much more
Long gone are the days when a game console merely had its launch lineup of games to worry about -- in the modern era we also have to know about other types of entertainment. Microsoft is finally read...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Here are five especially neat things the Xbox One can do
The Xbox One that you snag on November 22nd (or thereafter) does some pretty neat stuff besides just playing video games: live TV, NFL fantasy league and voice commands for everything. But that's all...
11:00 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's first wave of TV apps features Netflix, HBO Go, FiOS, NFL and much more
Long gone are the days when a game console merely had its launch lineup of games to worry about -- in the modern era we also have to know about other types of entertainment. Microsoft is finally read...
10:40 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Moto Maker customization for Moto X may soon be available on all major carriers
Fancy as those personalized Moto X handsets may be, they've so far only been an option for customers on AT&T. If evidence from @evleaks and Android Central is to be believed, however, Motorola's ...
10:27 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Feedly turns to Google+, Twitter and Facebook for easier logins and sharing
After leaning heavily on Google authentication to transition millions of users from Google Reader, Feedly wants to make it even easier to log into its RSS reader. In an official blog post, the compan...
09:38 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Sprint launches $50 cordless phone set for its landline-alternative service
Since 2011, Sprint's Phone Connect service has been catering to the needs of those not quite ready to ditch their desk phones. The landline alternative works with any home or cordless phone, but thos...
08:24 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget NSA reportedly cracks down on staff who thought it was okay to share their logins with Edward Snowden
In a slightly ironic twist for the National Security Agency, Reuters reports that as many as 25 members of its staff have been "removed from their assignments" because they shared their private passw...
07:56 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Elgato Thunderbolt DrivePlus SSD earns its 'plus' tag through USB 3.0 and brisk speeds
Elgato was on the vanguard of external storage when it launched its Thunderbolt SSD early last year, but flash drives have clearly evolved since then. To catch up, the company has just released its m...
06:36 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Nokia's 6-inch Lumia 1520 arrives on AT&T November 22nd for $200, pre-orders open now
After an early leak on Microsoft's store, we've finally got the official launch info for Nokia's Lumia 1520. The first Windows Phone 8 device with a 6-inch, 1080p display goes on sale November 22nd, ...
06:00 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget These 999 stereo speaker horns will go nicely with your gold HTC One
We've come across all kinds of electronics-free acoustic amplifiers in the iPhone accessories market, but stereo horns for a non-Apple device? That's a double-first for us. For the debut act of HTC's...
05:46 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Google Voice now supports MMS messages from T-Mobile users
Your friends on Sprint aren't the only ones that can flood your Google Voice number with MMS messages anymore -- now, even your T-Mobile pals can, too. Google's Nikhyl Singhal recently mentioned that...
04:47 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex launches in Korea next week for $940, headed to Europe in December
Processor, storage space, RAM and a curved screen -- the G Flex's announcement came with just about everything except a price. Now, LG has given us the last piece of the puzzle. Starting on November ...
04:37 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Panasonic's 20-inch 4K 'tablet' comes to the US in January for $6,000
We got our first peek at Panasonic's 4K Toughpad tablet last January at CES, and now the company says it will go on sale in the US about a year later, for $5,999. Panasonic announced two devices for ...
04:04 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Here's what Google's mystery barge is going to look like
What's 50-feet tall, 250-feet long and outfitted with decorative "fish fin" sails? Google's so-called mystery barge, apparently. Mum's still the word in Mountain View, but at the Port of San Francisc...
03:28 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Vivo Xplay review, Star Wars Episode VII, Expand NY prizes 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...
02:03 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Samsung and Intel's budding Android competitor won't come to Smart TVs anytime soon
Looking forward to a unified ecosystem of Tizen-based devices? Hold your breath: the fledgling Android-competitor's roll out isn't picking up any steam. Speaking at the Smart TV Global Summit this we...
12:48 am -05 - Fri, November 8, 2013
Engadget Pioneer's $299 DDJ-SB controller lets you spin records on the cheap (video)
You might have the ambition and desire to be the next Deadmau5, but the price of some DJ controllers aren't exactly wallet-friendly. Thankfully there are plenty of affordable options out there, and o...
11:57 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget GE experimenting with '3D painting' to repair metal parts
Everyone is already all over this whole 3D printing thing. But 3D painting? It's a much emptier field. GE is experimenting with such a technology called "cold spray" that slowly builds up layers of m...
11:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Mercy! Check out all the sweet gear you could win at Expand NY
On the off chance an incredible list of sponsors, an action-packed conference and all the other things we've already told you about aren't enough to get you out to the Javits Center for Expand NY thi...
10:54 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Apple fixes Gmail bug in latest Mail update for Mavericks
Mavericks may have brought a number of notable improvements to OS X, but Gmail integration was certainly not one of them. Users of Google's email service might've encountered an unpleasant surprise w...
10:54 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Apple fixes Gmail bug in latest Mail update for Mavericks (update: and MacBook Pro issues too)
Mavericks may have brought a number of notable improvements to OS X, but Gmail integration was certainly not one of them. Users of Google's email service might've encountered an unpleasant surprise w...
10:25 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Upstagram flies an adorable little house over Paris, streams the view to Instagram
Replete with an appropriately Up-inspired house made of paper and foam, the Hackerloop tinkerers tethered it (and its Raspberry Pi contents) to roughly 90 balloons and sent it into the Paris skies. A...
09:56 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget New SD card format is speedy enough for 4K video
Outside of a few smartphones, 4K video capture has largely been limited to pro-level hardware; the SD cards in regular cameras frequently can't handle so many pixels at once. That won't be a problem ...
09:28 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Star Wars: Episode VII launch date confirmed for December 18th 2015
Episode VII may still be in the throes of pre-production, but LucasFilm has confirmed that the Star Wars saga will continue on December 18th 2015, with shooting officially set to start in Spring 2014 ...
09:23 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google updates Glass with calendar search and customized directions
Now that anyone (well, anyone with an invitation) with a spare $1,500 can get their very own Google Glass, the folks in Mountain View have thoughtfully released a software update for the famous weara...
08:56 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Chrome users on Windows will soon have to get extensions through Google's store
Google already hopes to prevent security threats in Chrome by blocking downloads, and it's now planning a similarly cautious approach for extensions. The company has announced that all extensions for...
08:28 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Facebook's latest test run puts star ratings on businesses' pages
Facebook's known for testing new features with a limited group before a broader rollout, and it's latest one could have some real implications for both businesses and individual users of the social n...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
We're all busy gearing up for Expand NY this weekend (you're coming, right?), but Brian, Peter and Terrence are taking a few moments out of their day to talk the week in tech. You can join along in th...
07:41 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for iOS now supports multiple accounts, AirPrint and CloudPrint capability
Not super thrilled with the prospect of using iCloud for your web storage needs? Google Drive presents an ever-improving alternative to Apple's in-house solution, and today's iOS app update brings a ...
07:17 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google brings KitKat keyboard, Hangouts with SMS to Play Store
Google has put a huge emphasis on bringing many of its branded Android apps and services to the Play Store for more users to enjoy without requiring a pure Android device, and two more of them are be...
06:53 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Sony confirms five devices will get Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade, 4.3 to roll out to ten next month
After taking a week to crunch the numbers, look at the data points and put together some fancy pie charts (we assume), Sony's finally ready to reveal its initial firmware upgrade plans. Five devices ...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget CIA reportedly pays to collect foreign call data from AT&T
The NSA wields its legal authority to collect phone call data from American telecom providers, but the CIA apparently doesn't even need to apply pressure. The New York Times claims that the agency ha...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget TiVo Stream update brings TV to mobile devices, even away from home
TiVo promised that the placeshifting TV capabilities recently added to its Roamio Plus and Pro DVRs would expand to its older hardware, and now they have. Updated TiVo owners with a Stream transcoder...
05:42 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Sony's A4-sized digital paper slab gets a business-oriented price tag of 100,000 yen
We've seen it develop from a flexible, skeletal e-ink display into a stylus-friendly prototype and finally, Sony is now ready to sell its digital paper slab -- you might just have to save up a little...
05:11 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google no longer deactivates Glass if you sell it, but it's still against the TOS
Perhaps Google realized that deactivating Glass if Explorers sell or give it away is a tad draconian and as a result, has recently changed its policy. While it's still against Mountain View's terms o...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Twitter stock value nearly doubles post-IPO, puts a lot of worth into little tweets
Twitter must have taken a few lessons from Facebook on how to launch its IPO this morning. TWTR's value on the New York Stock Exchange has nearly doubled as of this writing, jumping from the initial ...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Internet Explorer 11 comes to Windows 7 in its final form, brings speed improvements
Internet Explorer has already been available on Windows 7 as an optional Release Preview, but now it's making its way to the aging OS in a more complete form. Starting today, you can download the fin...
03:49 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Dell's Venue 11 Pro tablet now available in the US, starts at $500 with Bay Trail inside
After some mystery surrounding an American release date, Dell's Venue 11 Pro is now available in the US. The 10.8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet starts at $500 with a modest, Bay Trail-based 1.5GHz Atom chi...
03:17 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Motorola wants you to tattoo a smartphone microphone onto your throat
Okay, where to start on this one? Simply put, Motorola has applied for a patent of a microphone with a tranceiver and power supply that is designed to be tattooed onto your throat. The idea is to cap...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Sony tears down the PlayStation 4 in hope you'll line up to get one
Sony may not ship the PlayStation 4 to North American stores for days, but we already know what it looks like on the inside thanks to one of Sony's occasional in-house teardowns. In a video for Wired...
02:40 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Sony tears down the PlayStation 4 in the hope you'll line up to get one
Sony may not ship the PlayStation 4 to North American stores for days, but we already know what it looks like on the inside thanks to one of Sony's occasional in-house teardowns. In photos and a vide...
02:37 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Marvel's giving Daredevil another shot, this time with more Netflix and (hopefully) less Affleck
Between The Avengers, X-Men and the 900th Spider-man reboot, Marvel's feeling the movie love. The company's also doing all right on the TV front, thanks to the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The next step? N...
02:31 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay review: $500 buys plenty of smartphone in China
A review of a smartphone that's primarily sold in China? Yes, that's exactly what this is, and with good reason. The Vivo Xplay merits attention because of the components it contains -- some of which...
02:10 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Alleged HTC One successor leaked, may pack fingerprint reader above camera
HTC seems to be having a hard time keeping its 2014 flagships tucked behind the curtain: first the Butterfly 2, and now this. If the leakster from Baidu Tieba forum is to be believed, we're apparentl...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget RunKeeper adds that iPhone 5s special sauce to its running app
If you thought that Nike+ Moves was the only fitness app to quickly latch on to Apple's new M7 co-processor, think again. RunKeeper has announced that the latest update to its iOS app will now automa...
01:43 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google's Street View tour of Gatwick Airport is its biggest European indoor map yet
If you're one of those people who wants to know exactly what to do and where to go when you get to an airport, Google's latest Street View update might come in handy. As part of its biggest European ...
01:33 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget The Twitter IPO in 140 characters
Twitter's $18 billion IPO is today. Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey are going to get very rich. You're going to get even more ads in your stream- Marc Perton (@marcperton) November 7, 2013 ......
01:17 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Sony details 11 PS4 entertainment apps available at launch, includes the ones you want
As Sony continues to stoke the PS4 promotional fires, it's detailed eleven apps that'll deliver a mix of TV and movie content to the next-gen console from launch. The usual suspects from the PS3 era ...
12:26 pm -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Wayback Machine web archive survives destructive fire but needs help to recover
If you're one of the many people who've relied on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine recently, for example when government websites were taken offline during the shut down, then the non-profit or...
11:34 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Skype changes its mind, accessories and call recording will keep working
Changes to Skype's platform meant several features -- support for third party apps, call recording and compatibility with some hardware accessories -- were slated to disappear next month. Now, the te...
11:34 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Skype changes its mind: accessories and call recording will keep working
Changes to Skype's platform meant several features -- support for third party apps, call recording and compatibility with some hardware accessories -- were slated to disappear next month. Now, the te...
10:29 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget 'Star Wars: Tiny Death Star' puts you to work for the Empire in glorious 8-bit
There's no shortage of official Star Wars-themed apps on iOS and Android, but Star Wars: Tiny Death Star might be the most retro of them all. A spin-off of NimbleBit's popular iOS classic Tiny Tower,...
09:37 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google Text-to-Speech hits the Play Store, brings charming British accent with it
Google is continuing its trend of pushing Android's built-in apps directly to the Play Store with Text-to-Voice. The application isn't very flashy on its own, but when coupled with Google Books it ca...
08:43 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Lenovo sells a record four devices per second as phone and tablet demand soars
In stark contrast to Dell, with its corporate upheavals and hygiene issues, Lenovo's business is still booming. The company sold a record 29 million devices last quarter and saw double-digit rises in...
07:10 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage exits beta, secure messaging and video chat due next year
The feds may have taken Megaupload to the big cloud storage facility in the sky, but Kim Dotcom's followup Mega is going strong and now out of beta. That official launch includes a new web UI with tw...
06:21 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Facebook team up to offer bug bounties for a safer internet
In an effort to battle hackers and keep the internet safe and secure, Microsoft has teamed up with Facebook to sponsor an Internet Bug Bounty program that'll offer a cash prize to anyone able to unco...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget IK Multimedia ships iLoud wireless Bluetooth speaker for musicians with $300 price tag
We first got our mitts on IK Multimedia's iLoud wireless speaker (above left) back at NAMM in January and now you can do that same. If you're in need of a refresher, the Bluetooth unit houses a 1/4-i...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Office Web Apps get real-time co-editing, similar to Google Drive
Microsoft promised earlier this year that it would soon be updating its Office Web Apps so that multiple people could edit documents at the same time (yes, just like in Google Drive). Now, five month...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle HDX 8.9 review: a high-end tablet at a mid-range price
It's worth noting just how far Amazon has come since the early days of the Fire line. With the first generation, it was tough to see the tablet as anything more than a content-delivery device designe...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review (8.9-inch): a high-end tablet at a mid-range price
It's worth noting just how far Amazon has come since the early days of the Fire line. With the first generation, it was tough to see the tablet as anything more than a content-delivery device designe...
04:38 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Verizon's LTE network won't support Nexus 7 (2013) until after KitKat upgrade
Nexus 7 owners, you'll unfortunately have to wait for Android KitKat before you can connect to Verizon's LTE network. In September, the carrier revealed that the pint-sized slate would have to go thr...
03:59 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget 'ART' experiment in Android KitKat improves battery life and speeds up apps
Efforts have been made to speed up the Dalvik runtime that underscores most Android apps, but sometimes the best fix is a replacement. Google's working on it, albeit experimentally. Baked into Androi...
03:16 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google Glass developers will get their first crack at its SDK later this month
Developers seeking to create apps for Google's Glass headset have had limited options so far, but the company will break things wide open during a two-day hackathon -- like the ones held earlier this...
02:23 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Google app rewards Android users for giving their two cents
If you only need a few more Play credits to buy that game or rent a movie, then you might be interested in a new app simply called Google Opinion Rewards. Just as its name suggests, all you have to d...
01:44 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto Online players start getting virtual payouts for their troubles
Rockstar promised that it would compensate GTA Online players for their service problems during October, and it's (somewhat belatedly) making good on its word. As expected, the developer has started ...
01:11 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget United, American Airlines allow electronics use during takeoff and landing too
Travelers on Delta and JetBlue said goodbye to switching their mobile devices off during takeoff and landing just hours after the FAA changed its regulations, and now other airlines have joined the p...
12:22 am -05 - Thu, November 7, 2013
Engadget Sailor Moon? Nah, that's Internet Explorer-tan
There you were, living in a world where Internet Explorer was just a web browser, when Microsoft Singapore released this insane video showing you its -- nay, her -- true form. ......
11:01 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Fitbit Force and ATIV Book 9 Lite reviews, Pebble iOS enhancements 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...
10:28 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 373 - 11.5.13
Your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler are back after a short hiatus, and the HD-related news queue has gotten fat. This week's show begins with the end ... of Panasonic's plasma line, but that'...
09:59 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for November 6th: 55-inch Sony BRAVIA 3D 4K Ultra HDTV, ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7
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...
09:38 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget YouTube flips the switch on its new conversation-style comment system powered by Google+
Back in September, YouTube revealed its plan to overhaul comments on the video site with the helping hand of Google+. Now, that new system has gone live. Conversation-style commenting that ranks base...
09:07 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft shows how to redeem an Xbox One download code in six seconds (video)
How quickly can you redeem an Xbox One download code? Quickly enough to fit the experience into a six-second Vine video, apparently. Microsoft's Major Nelson has just posted one of the looping clips ...
08:41 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget i.TV acquires GetGlue to boost its stake in second screen viewing
We may be witnessing the creation of a rare giant among second screen apps. Online guide producer i.TV has just acquired GetGlue, giving it control of one of the largest TV check-in services. The two...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite review: What does it take to make an $800 version of a $1,400 Ultrabook?
It is what it sounds like. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite, announced at the same time as the ATIV Book 9 Plus, is a mid-range version of the company's flagship laptop. Priced at nearly half the price (...
07:45 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Google finally talks barges: it's an 'interactive space where people can learn about new technology'
It's stayed mum as speculation has run rampant about just what the "mystery barges" under construction in San Francisco and Portland, Maine will actually be used for, but Google has now finally offer...
07:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Google Maps adds Waze traffic data to the desktop, brings back Pegman
The dramatic overhaul of Google Maps on the desktop saw the world lose a good friend. That friend: Pegman. The tiny yellow avatar that you could drop almost anywhere to get instant access to Street V...
07:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Apple says missing iWork features will return within six months
When Apple took the wraps off a brand new version of iWork last month, it unfortunately had to cut a few features on its way to a 64-bit codebase and drastic redesign. Predictably, more than just a f...
06:53 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster to shutter remaining US retail stores, accept the inevitable
It wasn't hard to see the writing on the wall for Blockbuster's rapidly declining disc-based movie services, and it's now clear that the end is at hand. The Dish-owned company says it will close its ...
06:40 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Going to Engadget Expand? This web app is your personal guide
So, like a flute to a cobra, we've charmed you into attending Engadget Expand in NYC -- hooray! It'll be quite the busy weekend, but this handy Expand web app will help you prepare for the event. We'...
06:16 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Facebook's Like button drops the thumbs up for a new, bluer look
Facebook's iconic "Like" button is changing today, and the thumbs up symbol we've long associated with it is no more. The company's Share button is also changing, though we're gonna guess you're not ...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch to offer more iOS notifications, enable gesture-based controls
Just a couple weeks ago, Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky told us that his company is solely focused on cranking out new software to improve the watch's user experience. Today he's making good on the promi...
05:37 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 comes loaded with apps from Cartoon Network, Disney and Marvel
A kid-friendly tablet often isn't enough by itself to keep little tykes happy -- you have to get the content they want, too. Polaroid is counting on this formula to lure parents to its newly availabl...
05:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Xbox Music free for XBL Gold on Xbox One, some folks getting free Killer Instinct
Today is apparently the day where Microsoft turns into Oprah: You get a copy of Killer Instinct on Xbox One! And you get a copy of Killer Instinct on Xbox One! And just like Oprah, Microsoft's disper...
05:13 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Microsoft offering Killer Instinct free on Xbox One to some longtime fans (update)
Today is apparently the day where Microsoft turns into Oprah: You get a copy of Killer Instinct on Xbox One! And you get a copy of Killer Instinct on Xbox One! And just like Oprah, Microsoft's disper...
04:47 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Onkyo's latest headphones add iOS controls to their posh copper cables
Does the choice of metal inside a headphone cable have much discernible impact on sound quality? It's a debate we'd struggle to contribute to, with ears as bruised as ours, but Onkyo clearly believes...
04:21 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Zero Motorcycles unveils 2014 e-bike lineup, including the high-powered Zero SR (video)
Fall is well underway, which means it's time for Zero Motorcycles to give its e-motorbike range a tune-up. The highlight for many will be the Zero SR: the red-hued, $16,995 flagship produces both 24 ...
03:55 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Instapaper now looks much better on your iPad
Instapaper's likely working just fine on your iDevice, but its latest update brings more oomph to the iPad. Although it doesn't get a complete overhaul, the upgraded app has notched a fluffed up inte...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Doxie Flip is a battery-powered, flatbed-style portable scanner that costs $149
When it comes to portable scanners, Doxie already has a little something for most everyone. But there's nothing wrong with adding yet another one to its lineup, right? Today, the company is announcin...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Fitbit Force review: a wrist-worn pedometer with smartwatch aspirations
When you're Fitbit, a fitness gadget maker at the top of its game, there's always the difficult question of what comes next. The answer, at least for this company, was to take its successful Flex ban...
02:42 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 042 - 11.5.13
Your host Daniel Cooper is at the helm this week, practicing his segue skills as the topic shifts gears between Google, BlackBerry's restructuring and Nikon's new choice piece of kit. Joining the pod...
02:19 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon offers physical bookstores a cut of Kindle e-book sales, and just enough rope
Just as Kobo has cozied up to physical booksellers, so too does Amazon have a plan to smother them in e-ink kisses. Under the company's new "Amazon Source" program, any independent bookstore that sel...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Karma's shareable hotspot service to support Sprint LTE
While Karma had a good idea when it launched its shareable hotspot service last year, it had to rely on Clearwire's WiMAX data -- not what we'd share with others when the technology is on its way out...
01:29 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Deezer unveils personalized music discovery features and native Mac app
It's hard to talk of music streaming service Deezer and not mention the behemoth in the room: Spotify. A launch in the US is certainly needed for Deezer to become a true rival, but in the meantime, i...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Swype 1.6 for Android adds mini keyboards for big screens
Nuance isn't letting SwiftKey's customizable keyboard layouts go unanswered. The company has just launched Swype 1.6, a big update to its Android add-on that provides a similar amount of control. Use...
12:32 pm -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget UK retailer offers 7-inch tablet with speedy Tegra 4 chip for 180
Hey, do you remember Advent? It turns out that the Dixons-owned brand has slapped its logo all over NVIDIA's Tegra Note reference design tablet in preparation for the holidays. Packing a 7-inch 1,280...
11:37 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget ALARMclock forces you to seize the day by telling you how many you have left
"Nothing gets you up in the morning like the things that keep you up at night," one of several dark taglines on ALARMclock's Kickstarter page reads. Sure, we've seen other bedside timepieces that enc...
10:55 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Google will soon display your Google+ photo when you call an Android device
Google's desire to integrate social features into its mobile OS will soon see it use Google+ profile photos to identify Android callers. The new feature comes as an update to the new caller ID servic...
10:55 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Google will soon display your Google+ photo when you call an Android phone
Google's desire to integrate social features into its mobile OS will soon see it use Google+ profile photos to identify Android callers. The new feature comes as an update to the new caller ID servic...
10:08 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Rdio's iOS app now recommends music based on your listening habits
After making some notable improvements to its desktop music player, Rdio is starting to bring its mobile apps up to feature parity. Earlier today, the company rolled out custom recommendations to its...
08:49 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Streamnation cracks open your digital TV and movie stash for online sharing
Digital movies and TV shows have a long way to go before they're as easy to share as an MP3. To that end, the cloud storage service Streamnation may have created a solution. You can now upload your o...
07:51 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Lumia 1520 comes to AT&T on November 15th, priced at $199
You like your Windows Phones big, right? If so, you'd best put in your preorder for the Lumia 1520, because Nokia's six-inch smartphone will arrive on AT&T's frequencies in just a few weeks. Acco...
07:20 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Sony celebrates 80 million PS3s sold, reminds you that it's now seven years old
It's been through a redesign (or two), but the PS3 is still going strong. Sony has announced that sales of its current home console have now topped 80 million, with just over a week to go before its ...
06:09 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Sprint lends its wireless knowhow to new iPad-based point-of-sale
Just in case your business hasn't adopted one of the multiple tablet-based payment systems that are out there already, Sprint and Vantiv, a merchant acquirer that offers payment processing services f...
04:39 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015
At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers so...
04:13 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Archos 101 XS 2 tablet slides its way into US stores this December for $279
When Archos brought the original 101 XS to the US, we chastised it for pricing a basic tablet at $400; was the included keyboard worth that much? There won't be similar grousing over the 101 XS 2. Th...
03:19 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Canon's EOS C100 Cinema camera to get continuous autofocusing through $500 upgrade
Movie makers thrive on quick autofocusing for their action shots, so they'll be glad to hear that Canon will offer an upgrade to the EOS C100 video camera with that kind of performance in mind. The $...
02:26 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Former HTC execs launch Kazam smartphones, with free cracked screen replacement and stock Android
Kazam is brand new to the smartphone scene and, as its founders Michael Coombes and James Atkins know well, making a dent it the market is pretty tough. The two former HTC UK execs announced the crea...
01:40 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Nexus 5 and Nook GlowLight reviews, Peripheral Vision with John Krohn 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...
01:20 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 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...
12:59 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Reuters: Stephen Elop and Ford's Alan Mulally make Microsoft CEO shortlist
While it's known that Stephen Elop of Nokia fame is being eyed by Microsoft to replace Steve Ballmer as CEO, and rumored that Ford CEO Alan Mulally is also a contender, it appears that both candidate...
12:44 am -05 - Wed, November 6, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (November 5th - 10th)
This week's highlight release is Call of Duty: Ghosts, bringing the fast-paced shooter back for another go-round just before it's released on next-gen consoles (check out Joystiq's impressions across...
11:56 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Tesla's road to success lies abroad and is lined with Superchargers
2013 has been a good year for Tesla, as the pool of Model S owners has grown considerably -- 19,000 of the cars are currently on the road, and the company's building 550 more every week. While this h...
11:07 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Los Angeles moves forward with proposal for free citywide broadband
Los Angeles has been knocking about the idea of free citywide WiFi for several months, but now those thoughts have coalesced into something more concrete. Today, the Los Angeles City Council has unan...
10:30 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Top 10 reasons to come to Expand New York
In just a few days, our second Engadget Expand event will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. We're recapping the highlights of the show we have planned on November 9...
09:58 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Digg Video curation takes on the viral competition
It's no secret that many of us like to watch viral internet videos back-to-back, but even the recommendations on social sites like Reddit don't always provide good advice on what to watch next. Digg ...
09:29 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 review: the best phone $350 can buy
When you're shopping for a smartphone, what do you expect to get for less than $400 without a contract? Certainly not a top-of-the-line device, right? Until recently, that kind of price has been rese...
09:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Apple says US law enforcement agencies have made thousands of requests for user info
Yahoo and Facebook have done it, and now it's Apple's turn to reveal the data requests it gets from the world's governments. In the latest report released by the Cupertino company, it revealed that i...
09:08 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Apple says US law enforcement agencies have made thousands of requests for user info (updated)
Yahoo and Facebook have done it, and now it's Apple's turn to reveal the data requests it gets from the world's governments. In the latest report released by the Cupertino company, it revealed that i...
08:59 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget India launches its first Mars mission, joins the interplanetary space race
India is now well on its way to having an interplanetary presence. The country has successfully launched the Mars Orbiter Mission, a satellite that will search the Martian atmosphere for elusive chem...
08:24 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget This is how the PlayStation 4 and Vita hook up via Remote Play
When the PlayStation 4 launches in ten days, it'll need a day one patch to make its touted Remote Play functionality work. The Vita's already all set, having just received the patch it needed to enab...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget DropBox buys selling app Sold, generates linguistically nightmarish headlines
Dropbox has picked up Sold, effectively shuttering the service in its current iteration. For further proof of this, consult the selling app's about page, which has been reconjugated to read in the pa...
07:51 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget MetroPCS to reach 15 more cities starting on November 21st
MetroPCS has been on a big expansion kick ever since coming under T-Mobile's wing, and it's not about to slow down today. The contract-free carrier has just revealed plans to cover 15 more markets be...
07:27 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget NJIT Scientists invent new flexible battery: bend it, shape it, anyway you want it
Whether you asked for a curved phone or not, they're already a convex reality. One that introduces a few manufacturing twists. A curved screen is one thing, but what about other large components like...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 010: RJD2 on the power of uncertainty
"I went from being a DJ to being a producer, to realizing that I needed to branch out and have more things I could use to make records," John "RJD2" Krohn explains. "So I started immediately buying o...
06:29 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Lavabit hopes to kickstart Dark Mail protocol by raising $200,000
When Lavabit and Silent Circle announced Dark Mail, they mentioned their goal of getting more providers to use the secure email protocol. To make that happen, Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has launch...
06:02 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Canadian government blocked potential Lenovo bid for BlackBerry over security concerns
The BlackBerry of today could've been a Chinese-controlled company -- if the Canadian government hadn't put its foot down, that is. A report in The Globe and Mail, citing inside sources, claims the g...
05:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile clarifies just when its monthly tablet data is truly free
T-Mobile's offer of 200MB in free monthly data for tablet owners seemed too good to be true, and to some extent it was -- a few customers have ended up with bills. However, the company has set the re...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Barnes & Noble Nook GlowLight review: much improved, but the competition is still winning
There's a lot to be said for being first. Barnes & Noble beat the competition to the punch with the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight -- an e-reader with built-in front lighting. And though we bus...
04:54 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Verizon's budget-minded Ellipsis 7 tablet ships November 7th for $250
Verizon subscribers who think that even the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is too costly now have an extra-frugal option. The carrier has just launched the previously rumored Ellipsis 7, its first self-badged Andr...
04:45 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Amped Wireless gets into the streaming audio market with BTSA1 Bluetooth adapter (video)
What do you do when you've conquered the nuclear-powered WiFi market? Well, if you're Amped Wireless, you stray across into the world of audio. The company is releasing the BTSA1, a chunkily-named Bl...
04:16 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Google Now updated for iOS, brings notifications, reminders, new cards and hands-free voice controls
Google Now's been bringing all kinds of handy new features to Android in recent months, and now its time for iDevice users to get a slew of new functions too. With today's update to the Google Search...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an iMac and software package courtesy of Parallels!
The holidays are starting early this year for one lucky Engadget reader. Parallels, the well-known cross-platform enabler, has recently served up its new Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and it's in the m...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Basis fitness tracker can now detect when you're moving, tally up the calorie burn (video)
Is there anything more delightful than a product getting new features months after you bought it? Thanks to a firmware update rolling out today, the $199 Basis fitness band can now automatically dete...
03:34 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Spotify for iOS updated with artist tour dates and faster search
Swedish music streaming giant Spotify has updated its iOS app with new features to help you find and follow artists both online and offline. Already present in its desktop counterpart, gigs and conce...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Cracking up: a brief history of BlackBerry's fall from smartphone dominance
BlackBerry is in dire straits. The smartphone maker was riding high in market share and profits just a few years ago, but it's now having trouble securing rescue money. It's yet again pinning its hop...
02:29 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 torn down, easily put back together again
There are few things worse than doing a full product teardown, only to find that, well, you're not likely to get that thing back in one piece anytime soon. By all accounts, however, it was pretty smo...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent Sync launches API for building decentralized apps, comes to iPad
BitTorrent Sync, the cross-platform tool for sharing files without cloud interference, hasn't managed to shake its beta tag yet, but that isn't slowing anything down. In addition to announcing the se...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Xbox One gets Unity game engine support in 2014, licenses free for all [email protected] devs
Remember Microsoft's [email protected] program from this past summer, where Xbox One devs get free development kits and access to Microsoft's tools? Well it looks like the devs involved are getting yet another...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Bubl's 360-degree camera records Street View-like spherical footage (video)
Many of the 360-degree cameras on the market will only shoot footage on a horizontal plane, which isn't very helpful if a subject sails overhead. Bubl's upcoming, baseball-sized Bublcam should provid...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Kanex launches simpleDock USB 3.0 dock for your MacBook
Now that you've ordered that fancy new MacBook, you'll need a dock to keep your cables tidy when you're out and about, right? Kanex has decided to produce a dock that ditches Display and Thunderbolt-...
01:39 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Target's trading $200 gift cards for any working iPad, even first generation tablets
Still kicking around a first generation iPad? Quit it. That tablet is bulky, old and four generations out of date. We know, new hardware is expensive - but Target is making it pretty hard not to upgr...
01:22 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Google scraps London HQ design in favor of something 'even better'
Just when it looked like Google was ready to break ground on its new UK headquarters in London, the company has decided it wants to start all over again. According to Building Design, Google has told...
12:40 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile's UnCarrier plans help to attract a million more customers
It looks like T-Mo's efforts to stand out from the carrier crowd are continuing to have an impact. The US operator says it attracted a million new customers in Q3, following the 1.1 million people wh...
12:33 pm -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Beats Pill speaker goes 'XL' but specs stay distinctly 'M'
Since no-one's brave enough to ask which University gave Dr. Dre his PhD, he's continuing to prescribe pills at his whim. The latest to emerge from his cabinet is the Beats Pill XL, which we've just ...
11:58 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Acer CEO resigns as company posts record loss
Just 24 hours after one tech heavyweight lost its CEO, another has been forced to bow out of the game. After his company posted a huge loss and wrote off a chunk of value from sub-brands Gateway and ...
10:52 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget PS4 struts its power in download-only Killzone: Shadow Fall trailer
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a next-gen game trailer in 1080p at 60fps is at least five times as valuable. However, streaming such a clip without degrading the source material isn't e...
10:04 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Nike's Move app brings Fuelband skills to your iPhone 5s
During the iPhone 5s launch, Apple decided to show off its fancy new M7 co-processor with Nike+ Move. The free fitness app brings FuelBand-esque features to your smartphone, without the need to buy a...
09:30 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Tumblr Android app adds auto-playing GIFs, photosets and landscape viewing
Tumblr and animated GIFs are practically inseparable at this point, so we're happy to report that the microblogging platform's latest Android app update enhances that marriage. The next time you hit ...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Philips Hue gets down with app-controlled BR30 recessed lights
Philips' latest connected lighting product is taking aim at your recessed fixtures. The new Hue bulb, named BR30 to match the existing standard, screws into sockets typically pre-installed in kitchen...
07:15 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget 3D-printing encryption program disguises blueprints for controversial objects
We've already seen, and in some cases theorized, the kind of legal issues 3D printing weapons and copyrighted content can create. For example, the 3D-printed gun dubbed the Liberator was downloaded m...
06:03 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Chrome Beta for Android gets a new, simpler tab switcher
Hate the stack of cards-style layout of your open tabs in Chrome for Android? It's time for you to switch to the browser's beta release, friend, because a better tab switcher awaits. Franois Beaufort...
05:07 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Google Helpouts aims to improve your life with the healing power of web video
It's like a Hangout, only with less loitering and more healing. Or something. After months of behind-the-scenes testing, Google's launching Helpouts, a new service that leverages the company's video ...
04:58 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget New LG developer program lends you a G2 for free
Perhaps LG thinks life could be better than good for the company if more developers create apps for its smartphones and tablets. That's why the Korean corporation has launched a program that loans de...
04:10 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget PocketStation app brings the niche peripheral joys of 1999 to the PS Vita
That big important announcement regarding Sony's PocketStation? Well, it was a little zealous to call it important, because rather than anything as thrilling as a hardware revival, Sony's brought bac...
04:01 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Nikon's $2,750 Df DSLR lets you shoot full-frame digital images like it's 1959 (hands-on)
Reincarnation is the new innovation -- the camera industry's latest salute to days gone by comes compliments of Nikon. The 16.2-megapixel Df blends a full-frame sensor and modern capabilities with a ...
03:11 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Square Enix's game streaming service uses virtual supercomputers to kill latency
Streaming game services are nothing new, but Square Enix thinks they need a fix. Today, the company behind Final Fantasy and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (seen above) announced a new cloud gaming platfo...
03:11 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Square Enix's streaming service uses virtual supercomputers to kill game latency
Streaming game services are nothing new, but Square Enix thinks they need a fix. Today, the company behind Final Fantasy and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (seen above) announced a new cloud gaming platfo...
02:40 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget PlayStation Vita firmware adds a smattering of PS4-related features (video)
Sony has been crowing about the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita's love affair since last February, and with the latter's latest software update Hirai and pals are making good on those promises. Perhaps its...
02:40 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget New PlayStation Vita update adds a smattering of PS4-related features (video)
Sony has been crowing about the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita's love affair since last February, and with the latter's latest software update Hirai and pals are making good on those promises. Perhaps its...
02:40 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Sony updates PlayStation Vita to let it remotely play PS4 games (video)
Sony has been crowing about the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita's love affair since last February, and with the latter's latest software update Hirai and pals are making good on those promises. Perhaps its...
01:30 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget LG's G Flex actually flexes (video)
We've known for a while that LG's upcoming G Flex smartphone features a pretty noticeable arc from top to bottom, but thanks to a source who's spent some time with the device, we now know that the ph...
12:20 am -05 - Tue, November 5, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Steam Controller hands-on, Lumia 929 leak, grim BlackBerry developments 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...
11:36 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Switched On: If it ain't broke, fix it
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In a Microsoft strategy that embraces contradiction -- licensing software while trying to build its own devices -- it ...
10:49 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV Go app out now on Android and iOS
If you're a Comcast subscriber who wants to stream live TV from somewhere other than your couch, we have good news for you: The Xfinity TV Go app is available to download right now from both Google P...
10:22 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Apple to build manufacturing facility in Arizona, create 2,000 jobs in the process
It's no secret that Apple's investing in stateside manufacturing, considering its jet engine-like Mac Pro is being assembled in the great state of Texas, but it looks like Cupertino is getting even m...
10:01 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia's high-end Lumia 929 Windows Phone for Verizon gets fully detailed in latest leak
It's not the first time we've seen a leak of what's purported to be Nokia's forthcoming Lumia 929 smartphone, but this latest one from Windows Phone Central should clear up most lingering questions t...
08:59 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Not breaking news: Breaking News revamps iOS app
For news junkies, Twitter, the web, and television are an embarrassment of riches -- constantly bombarding us with headlines and stories that are breaking... even when they aren't. Enter Breaking New...
08:27 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget gdgt's best deals for November 4th: 55-inch Panasonic 3D HDTV, 1TB Western Digital My Passport Ultra
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...
07:23 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Quantum data lock promises leak-proof security
Quantum cryptography is secure against intruders, since you can't intercept data in mid-flight without ruining it. The technology won't always stop leaks, however, which is why the University of Camb...
06:51 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's new CEO plans to keep making smartphones
BlackBerry startled many when it booted Thorsten Heins, particularly smartphone owners -- would interim chief John Chen want to preserve the company's handset business? Those customers can relax, at ...
06:35 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget First helium-filled 6TB hard drive launched, just not for you
At first glance, an enterprise-class hard drive with unparalleled areal density sounds like a pretty dull affair, right? While the new Ultrastar He6 drive from Western Digital's HGST subsidiary does ...
06:02 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Hackers turn Kobo Glo e-reader into a fully fledged Android tablet
You wouldn't expect an e-reader to be very customizable, but they've provided a rich seam of fodder for enterprising hackers. The latest to be broken is Kobo's Glo, which has has been tweaked to run ...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget IRL: Fujifilm's XF55-200m zoom lens
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. It was near...
05:11 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 525 reaches Chinese regulator, hints at play-it-safe Windows Phone upgrade
Was Nokia's recent cavalcade of new Lumias not enough for you? Don't worry, there's yet another model on the way -- Chinese regulator TENAA has approved the Lumia 525, a previously rumored refresh of...
04:50 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's Wii Mini arrives in the US by 'the middle of November' for $100
Despite discontinuing Wii shipments in both Japan and Europe, Nintendo is apparently charging ahead with Wii sales in the US by offering a $100 Wii Mini this month with MarioKart Wii packed in. The p...
04:49 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google+ Connected Classrooms offers virtual field trips with the help of Hangouts
Field trips are usually restricted to points of interest that can be easily reached by bus during regular school hours. Now, Google has a tool for enabling virtual visits to educational stops near an...
04:31 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom hits AT&T for $200 on-contract on November 8th
We forgive you if Samsung's Galaxy S4 Zoom(ed) out of mind since its announcement back in June -- it was nearly five months ago (or eons in mobile years). Now that we're leading up to the holiday sea...
04:03 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Two crazy Valve hardware prototypes: a portable Steam device and a 'Frankenstein' motion controller
A small table in a side office at Valve's headquarters is littered with Steam Controller prototypes. Designer Greg Coomer is walking me through the thought process behind Valve's first hardware relea...
03:50 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Valve's first hardware: hands-on with the Steam Controller
I flick up on the right-side touchpad of the Steam Controller, and Civilization V's cursor floats along with it as though I performed the same action on a trackball or touchscreen. As advertised, sub...
03:40 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget This is Valve's Steam Machine prototype and SteamOS (hands-on)
Take a good hard look at Valve's Steam Machine, because it's the last time you'll see it. Er, something like that. Only 300 of the metal beast above will ship to beta testers, and then Valve says it'...
03:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget IBM accusing Twitter of patent infringement, wants to strike a deal
Twitter's previously said it wanted to steer clear of patent litigation and focus on our feeds, but IBM may other ideas. In a tweak to its pre-IPO S-1 filing with the US SEC, Twitter let slip that it...
03:28 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget IBM accuses Twitter of patent infringement, wants to strike a deal
Twitter's previously said it wanted to steer clear of patent litigation and focus on our feeds, but IBM may other ideas. In a tweak to its pre-IPO S-1 filing with the US SEC, Twitter let slip that it...
03:16 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Amazon discounts select Kindles in celebration of recent FAA decision
You just know Amazon's been waiting forever for this cheeky product discount. But heck, if it means not having to buy a $20 Dan Brown book before rushing to catch a flight, we'll take it. In celebrat...
02:49 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google finally tightens access to saved passwords in Chrome
Having come under fire over its relaxed attitude towards saved passwords in Chrome earlier in the year, Google is finally looking to do something about it. In a post to his Google+ page, Chrome tinke...
02:26 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google wants local governments opening up more data to improve your local search
Google already uses a handful of municipal government data to provide services like mass transit navigation, but it now wants a bigger helping. The search firm's Americas President, Margo Georgiadis,...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Maingear announces Pulse 17, the 'world's thinnest' 17-inch gaming notebook
Maingear's normal method of constructing a gaming notebook works something a little like this: 1. Grab a Clevo chassis, 2. Crowbar as much high-power tech it can. For the Pulse 17, however, the compa...
01:41 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry abandons $4.7 billion rescue deal and replaces CEO Thorsten Heins
If you were looking for positive news about BlackBerry's future, we'd suggest you look away. Canada's favorite smartphone maker has announced that its $4.7 billion rescue deal with Fairfax has collap...
01:32 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Samsung begins rolling out Android 4.3 update for Galaxy SIII
While its promise to roll out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to Galaxy SIII owners by the end of October may have lapsed, Samsung isn't making users wait too long to get their hands on its latest update. Sta...
01:01 pm -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Here's what high-end smartphone speakers could sound like in 2014 (ears-on)
Not all smartphone speakers are created equal. Last year, we were blown away by a prototype NXP audio chip that boosted volume (but not distortion) through the use of feedback circuitry. The chip mon...
11:56 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google's Eric Schmidt slams NSA over 'outrageous' data center snooping and privacy invasion
Google's Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt isn't a huge fan of the NSA or its surveillance methods, it seems. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, Schmidt declared: "It's really outrageo...
11:22 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Motorola teases Moto G announcement for November 13th
Motorola's already tipped that we're gonna see the Moto G, a cheaper alternative to the Moto X, and now we know when it's going to officially arrive. The company has launched a teaser site, promising...
10:45 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google expands Glass sales but still wants a one-to-one chat with every buyer
Gone are the days when you needed to visit a Google office in person to pick up a pair of Explorer Edition spectacles. Following the recent expansion of the wearable project, which allowed existing o...
10:40 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget More than half of Android devices now run Jelly Bean
It may have taken almost a year and a half, but Google can at last say that the absolute majority of active Android devices are using some form of Jelly Bean. The company's OS dashboard shows that 52...
08:45 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google Street View can now take you on a tour inside a naval submarine
Ever wonder what it's like to wander the narrow corridors of a 50-year-old Oberon-class British submarine? Well, you can now embark on a digital tour of the HMS Ocelot via Street View, which has beco...
08:01 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Google's Ingress augmented reality game exits beta December 14
It's been just over a year since Google's Niantic Labs launched Ingress, an alternate and augmented reality turf war game, as a closed beta. Last Friday, the game ditched its invitation requirement, ...
06:33 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Eric Schmidt praises Myanmar's mobile efforts, but says North Korea hasn't called back
Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, was at the Chinese University of Hong Kong earlier today to launch a local entrepreneurship program with the institute. As a man who believes in free and op...
05:54 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget NIST to review its cryptographic standards, hopes to regain trust in wake of NSA scandals
Whoever said that there's no such thing as bad press should talk to the NIST -- it says that "recent news reports about classified documents" are hurting its standing in the cryptographic community. ...
03:08 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget How would you change Acer's Aspire S5?
Were Acer's Aspire S5 an episode of Friends, it'd be "The One With the Motorized Port Cover," and if you've ever seen an episode of Thunderbirds, then you'll know how satisfying it is to watch the me...
02:06 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Renewed Bing deal keeps Twitter posts in your search results
Microsoft has made a big deal of weaving social networking into Bing's search results, and it has just proven that commitment by renewing an agreement with Twitter. The extended pact lets Bing explor...
12:58 am -05 - Mon, November 4, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Nexus 5 hands-on, Dell goes private, new FAA rules on electronic devices 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...
09:43 pm -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Z-Machines: the robot band that headlined Maker Faire Tokyo (video)
Once they've finished hunting us down, it looks like the machines will be able to put on a good show to celebrate. The all-robot band, Z-Machines, have been making erratic appearances across Japan si...
07:29 pm -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Visualized: VIA's versatile video wall signage solution (video)
VIA Technologies isn't a name that often pops up on Engadget, but its latest video wall signage solution deserves a shout-out. The idea's simple: you can output a 4K x 2K footage to an array of thin-...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Handie prosthetic uses 3D printing and smartphones for much cheaper bionic hands (video)
The main aim of Handie, already a James Dyson award nominee, was to develop an artificial hand that offered a large degree of functionality without the brutal prices associated with prosthetics. With...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: The military sphere
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.If you've ever played the arcade version o...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: shape-shifting tires, modular smartphone and the burgeoning cockroach industry
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.Elon Musk made headlines around the world this summer when...
01:34 pm -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4 KitKat comes with a deep, non-destructive photo editor (video)
Google revealed many things about Android 4.4 KitKat on the software's launch day, but it glossed over one of the sweetest treats for shutterbugs: a much more advanced photo editor. As the company's ...
10:40 am -05 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Flipboard refreshes iOS app interface, adds onscreen alerts
Flipboard got an iOS 7 makeover from the get-go, but now its developers have polished its interface even further, made it faster and sprinkled in new features. While its changelog doesn't include any...
02:56 am -04 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best stepper motor and drive?
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 Dylan, who has the rarest of all beast...
12:01 am -04 - Sun, November 3, 2013
Engadget AT&T could buy Europe's biggest mobile phone network (and Verizon's former owner)
If Bloomberg's sources are to be believed, the UK might need its own Paul Revere, riding from town-to-town and screaming "The Americans are coming!" Those persons familiar with the matter have claime...
11:00 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Skype explains why third-party apps and accessories will die in December
The latest message that pops up when you open Skype on your desktop could have dire consequences if you're using third-party apps and accessories with the VoIP service. Come December, Microsoft is sc...
10:09 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Netflix testing Ultra High Definition video ready for launch next year
If you bought a 4K TV, you probably spend your evenings waiting for the moment when all content is available at such eye-watering resolution. Fortunately for you, Netflix has quietly added test clips...
08:04 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 195 - 11.1.13
We hope you didn't wear out your sweet tooth this Halloween, because our host Brad Molen is joined by Android and Me's Taylor Wimberly for a big bite of Android 4.4 KitKat. A new Google OS wouldn't m...
07:04 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Instagram serves its first advertisement, users unsurprisingly irked
A new era has begun in the kingdom of photo filters and hashtags. Instagram has recently served users in the US its first ad ever, and (as par for the course for a change this big) not everyone's hap...
04:35 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: AI pioneer Douglas Hofstadter profiled, the NSA files decoded 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...
03:00 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Minecraft players can soon directly livestream their world building through Twitch
Minecraft players who want to share their elaborate creations through internet video won't need special broadcasting tools for much longer -- Mojang and Twitch have revealed plans for native livestre...
01:02 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung W2014 is world's first Snapdragon 800 flip phone, costs over $1,640
China Telecom's obsession with Samsung's luxury clamshells isn't dwindling any time soon. In fact, the two companies have just launched a new model, the SCH-W2014, at their annual "Heart Of The World...
12:04 pm -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data
Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant...
10:01 am -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Windows 8.1's web use doubles shortly after launch
Web traffic doesn't directly translate to market share, but it's handy for tracking the adoption of brand new operating systems -- take Windows 8.1, for example. Net Applications notes that Microsoft...
05:58 am -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 10.2 M1 release arrives with Android 4.3, 4.4 decisions likely weeks away
CyanogenMod is cranking out "Milestone 1" release builds for the 10.2 version of its software tonight, targeting a preview for over 70 devices if all goes well. Based on Android 4.3, the latest editi...
02:44 am -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Eminem's 'The Marshall Mathers LP2' streams on iTunes Radio ahead of album's official release
The Real Slim Shady's back with another album, titled The Marshall Mathers LP2. And if you're a fan of Eminem and have access to iTunes Radio, then there's a way to listen to his latest work in full ...
01:09 am -04 - Sat, November 2, 2013
Engadget Delta and JetBlue now permit personal electronics use during all stages of flight
That was fast -- mere hours after the FAA said it would allow the use of personal electronics during takeoff and landing, airlines have begun flying under the relaxed rules. Passengers on both Delta ...
11:53 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Interview with Oculus Rift, G Pad 8.3 review, iPad Air teardown 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...
11:01 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Moto G leak hints at entry-level, quad-core smartphone with a holiday launch
Motorola may have already spoiled the Moto G launch, but it didn't reveal everything. GSMArena has posted a leaked Phones4U promo card that gives a better impression of the Moto X's budget sibling. T...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm could join BlackBerry founders in bid for beleaguered phone maker
As if the rumor mill wasn't crowded enough, The Wall Street Journal reports that mobile chipmaker Qualcomm could be joining RIM founders Mike Lazaridis and Doug Fregin in a bid to buy BlackBerry. Spe...
09:45 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at 7PM ET!
The crazy month we call October has finally come to an end, and it's been one of the most hectic in recent memory. This week, we saw the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 officially come out, and there was a b...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Xbox One will act as a media server and play audio CDs
The Xbox One will stream media from your home network and play audio CDs, Microsoft tells Penny Arcade Report. In that way, the One is much like the Xbox 360. When it comes to MP3 playback, however, ...
08:54 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Rhapsody changes its look for iOS 7, enhances radio experience with new features
It may be a little late to the party, but Rhapsody today updated its app to meet the looks of Apple's iOS 7. Aside from going the flat route on the overall design, the application has also been impro...
08:15 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Expand NY: Come see bionic suits, play VR games, mingle with robots and get special perks courtesy of Outlook.com
November's here, and that means Expand NY is mere days away, people! If you're among those unfortunate souls who have yet to buy their tickets to the show, perhaps a rundown of some of what you'll se...
08:10 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 367 - 10.31.13
Your well-rested host, Brian Heater is back from his sabbatical and he's joined by Dana Wollman and Joseph Volpe to talk about Google's timely Halloween release of Android 4.4 KitKat, Sony's new Smar...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Nintendo keeps things PG on the 3DS, kills off Swapnote's internet messaging
It's no secret that the 3DS' Swapnote app makes it easy to exchange salacious images, but that's apparently news to Nintendo. The company has shut down internet-based SpotPass messaging in Swapnote a...
07:02 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's upscale P'9982 visits the FCC sporting AT&T-ready LTE
BlackBerry's luxurious Porsche Design P'9981 reached the US, but it wasn't really for the US -- it originally sold to British and Middle Eastern business tycoons. If a new FCC filing is any indicatio...
06:31 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Casio's iOS app will show you how to play Bieber's best for $10
Casio recently realized folks expect a bit more than a digital display on their watches these days, and now it's putting all those years of facilitating epic keyboard solos to good use with an iOS ap...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Plair 2 HDMI wireless streaming dongle runs Android, costs $49
Plair beat Google to the punch with its wireless streaming HDMI dongle that was announced at last year's CES, but had the wind sucked from it sails with the arrival of Chromecast. So, the company wen...
05:43 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget This week on gdgt: 3D televisions, Sonos Play:1 and the state of Nintendo
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 and discussions. Want more? Visit gdgt anyti...
05:14 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Google's mysterious San Francisco barge may host a modular showroom (video)
For roughly a week, San Franciscans have been speculating about a mysterious, Google-owned barge moored off Treasure Island. Is it a secret lab? A parking lot for autonomous cars? According to source...
04:45 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Oculus CEO clarifies: one Oculus Rift headed to consumers, supports Android and PC
Despite contrary reports, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe says that only one version of his company's consumer-ready virtual reality gaming headset is planned for launch. "We will be delivering a single Ocu...
04:12 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget You can now use PayPal to fund your PlayStation Store purchases
PayPal support for Sony Entertainment Network, the company's online digital content hub, is nothing new -- Sony integrated the billing option in January of this year. Now, however, PlayStation 3 user...
04:12 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget You can now use PayPal to fund your PS3 PlayStation Store purchases
PayPal support for Sony Entertainment Network, the company's online digital content hub, is nothing new -- Sony integrated the billing option in January of this year. Now, however, PlayStation 3 user...
03:46 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 041 - 10.31.13
Welcome to the Halloween edition of the Engadget Eurocast, with your hosts Dan Cooper, James Trew and Jamie Rigg. For this episode, Dan's dropped the beard and the shaggy haircut, James claims to be ...
03:11 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Nikon's latest teaser for its retro DSLR shows the camera, however briefly (video)
Frustrated that Nikon's teaser videos for its retro full-frame DSLR have shown precious little of the camera you're supposed to be lusting after? You can relax now. In the company's fifth and final c...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget LG G Pad 8.3 review: well-designed, but priced too high
LG tries. It tries for US relevance, but the company's product offerings -- usually its smartphones -- consistently lack the je ne sais quoi necessary to succeed. The G Pad, an 8.3-inch Android table...
01:54 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Amazon intros Kindle First for those who can't wait a month for the new Gloria Gaynor book
Waiting another month for that new inspirational Gloria Gaynor book? You'll survive, most likely -- but just in case, Amazon's debuting a new program called Kindle First. Customers can get early acce...
01:26 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book Trio reaches the UK on November 11th for 900
Brits who can't decide between an Android tablet and a Windows PC soon won't have to. ASUS has announced that it's bringing the Transformer Book Trio to the UK on November 11th for 900 ($1,440) throu...
12:58 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Netflix hooks up with its third cable TV partner in Europe
The news that Netflix will offer its wares on Denmark's Waoo! network might not sound like a big deal, but bear with us. It's the third such European deal after Virgin Media in the UK and Sweden's Co...
12:25 pm -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget An ode to iGoogle
Out with the old and in with the new,First it was Reader, now iGoogle, too.While Nexus and Android are bathed in attention,iGoogle's passed over with barely a mention.Confusing of name, though with a...
11:49 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Google's Nexus 5 is a steal, unless you buy it from a UK carrier
16GB PAYG32GB PAYGSIM PriceO2N/A549.99FreeThree399.99N/AFreeGoogle Play299.99339.99FreePrice Difference100210N/ABuy the device from Google's Play Store and order a free pay-as-you-go ......
10:54 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Limited edition PlayStation 3 controller goes 'skeleton style' for Japan, others might call it see-through
While Sony's third home console has seen transparent controllers before, this is the first time that they've also packed a rumble. Announced a day late for Halloween and headed to Japan only for now,...
09:46 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget iFixit tears apart Apple's new iPad Air
Apple's new lighter and thinner full-sized iPad has only just embarked on its world tour and already the intrepid teardown specialists at iFixit have had the thing in pieces. So, what's the verdict? ...
09:01 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Facebook tests autofill on mobile, makes impulse shopping easier (video)
If you've liked deals and retailer pages on Facebook, the social network's upcoming feature for mobile could be a dream come true. Apparently, the company's working on credit card and shipping info a...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Motorola phones updating to Android 4.4. KitKat include Moto X, newer Droids
Now that Google's latest mobile OS is officially rolling out, the folks over at Motorola are letting end users know which phones will see Android 4.4 KitKat, and which ones won't. As AndroidCentral p...
08:02 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Motorola phones updating to Android 4.4 KitKat include Moto X, newer Droids
Now that Google's latest mobile OS is officially rolling out, the folks over at Motorola are letting end users know which phones will see Android 4.4 KitKat, and which ones won't. As AndroidCentral p...
07:50 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft kills online pass system after Assassin's Creed 4 shipwreck
Ubisoft has sent its online pass program to Davy Jones' locker following players' complaints over gated content in Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. Before, if players wanted to access the game's onlin...
07:38 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 launcher and apps ripped from factory image, available for download
Can't wait for your freshly ordered Nexus 5 to show up? This might grab your attention: the Android community has already ripped a handful of the phone's apps from Google's official factory image. Dr...
07:00 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Apple iPad Air goes on sale today in 42 countries, prices start at $499
Anyone in need a full-sized iPad that's lighter than last year's model can start hammering Apple's online store now. The new iPad Air is now on sale, marking Apple's biggest tablet launch yet. Starti...
06:01 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget PocketStation, the PS1's memory card with a screen, teased for November return
You might remember the PocketStation, but most of you probably don't -- it was a Japan-only peripheral that launched over there way back in 1999. Another thing rising from the dead today, Sony Comput...
05:55 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Massive Xbox One reveals regular sized consoles within, and zombies
This evening Vancouver residents found out what was inside that Kaiju-sized Xbox One: a marketing stunt. Meant to promote the console and launch title Dead Rising 3, Kotaku has posted a picture of th...
04:40 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Hauppauge teases the HD PVR Rocket, a portable game capture box for $169
Hauppauge is taking its considerable video-recording prowess mobile with the HD PVR Rocket. Its 4.3-ounce frame is smaller than the HD PVR 2's and instead of using a computer to store recorded video,...
03:36 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Nintendo demos Wii Fit U and Fit Meter pedometer before they go on sale tomorrow (video)
Wii U owners wanting more exercise are about to get their fix, as Nintendo is releasing its long-promised Wii Fit U and companion Fit Meter in the US tomorrow, November 1st. Balance Board owners can ...
03:02 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Tech giants ensnared by NSA spying petition Congress for surveillance reform
In the months since information about the NSA's bulk surveillance efforts began to leak, many of the tech companies named in documents have been unable to even discuss their involvement. Those blinds...
02:03 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Firefox Beta brings new 'Home' design to Android, desktop version gains Firefox OS app manager
Early adopters know that Firefox likes to put new features through the paces via beta versions of its browser. Accordingly, Firefox today announced some fresh goodies for both mobile and desktop. On ...
01:09 am -04 - Fri, November 1, 2013
Engadget Note this: Samsung tablets rank highest in J.D. Power's owner satisfaction study
Apple's incredibly popular handset, the iPhone, has earned it multiple awards from J.D. Power, but the tablet market may not be playing out the same for the iPad maker. According to a recent study co...
11:49 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Apple, Microsoft-backed 'Rockstar' uses Nortel patents to sue Google, Samsung and others
Early last year, the "Rockstar" consortium backed by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony and Ericsson closed its purchase of thousands of patents previously owned by Nortel for $4.5 billion (around th...
11:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Nexus 5 hands-on, FAA to allow devices during all phases of flight, new Amazon pilots 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 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Nexus 5 hands-on, new FAA rules on electronic devices, Amazon pilots 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...
10:58 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Samsung SM-P905 tablet appears at the FCC, may be an extra-large Galaxy Note
The Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) may not lead Samsung's tablet line for very long. Corroborating rumors of a very big SM-P900 tablet, the SM-P905 has just passed through the FCC sporting appropria...
10:15 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Make presents: Raspberry Pi Make:Off competition at Expand!
As if there wasn't already enough fun to be had at Expand, with our incredible lineup of speakers and our Insert Coin competition, we've got another treat for attendees. We're gonna have a Raspberry ...
09:50 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google says it's cracking down on third-party Google Voice apps, expanding SMS support in Hangouts early next year
Google didn't have much to say about Google Voice integration in its Hangouts app when it announced the latest version earlier this week, but the company's Nikhyl Singhal has filled in a few more det...
09:26 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Android tops 81 percent of smartphone market share in Q3
Now that we know what smartphone market share looked like in the third quarter when broken down by manufacturer, it's time to compare performance by platform. As you'd imagine, the world is still And...
08:54 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Digitizer makes 3D scanning accessible, but not yet practical
When Bre Pettis unveiled MakerBot's Digitizer, you couldn't wipe the smile off his face. And, upon opening our own unit, it's easy to understand why. When you lift the plastic unit, swaddled in black...
08:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget HTC: Android 4.4 KitKat coming to the One within 90 days, Google Play edition within 15 days
Now that we know which of Google's Nexus devices will be eligible for an update to Android 4.4 KitKat, other manufacturers are starting to speak up about their rollout plans as well. Jason Mackenzie,...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Coursera teams up State Department on series of MOOC-based 'learning hubs' around the world
Coursera is already one of the leading providers of MOOCs (or massive open online courses) in the US, and its now getting a helping hand from none other than the US government in broadening its world...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Coursera teams up with State Department on series of MOOC-based 'learning hubs' around the world
Coursera is already one of the leading providers of MOOCs (or massive open online courses) in the US, and its now getting a helping hand from none other than the US government in broadening its world...
07:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat
From the horse's mouth, we're hearing some unfortunate news: Google has taken to its Spanish support pages to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not on the list of devices to receive Android 4...
07:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google: Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't get updated to Android 4.4 KitKat (updated)
From the horse's mouth, we're hearing some unfortunate news: Google has taken to its Spanish support pages to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not on the list of devices to receive Android 4...
07:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Brian's back from an exceedingly short vacation (thanks Apple!) and Joseph and Dana have come along for the right. Lots to talk about this week, so grab a beverage, pull up a chair and jump on into t...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Nexus 5 bumper case and QuickCover listed as 'coming soon' on Play store
Sure, it's got a protective Gorilla Glass 3 coating, but there's only one way to really protect that new Nexus 5: cases. If you're breathlessly refreshing the Play store for a shot at ordering Google...
06:25 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google debuts new wireless charging pad with support for Nexus 5 and 7
Last year, Google unveiled a new wireless charging pad alongside the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10, and the company has taken advantage of 2013 to come up with another one. This new charging pad has been anno...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget You can wake up the Nexus 5 with voice commands, just like the Moto X
"Okay Google." Those Touchless Controls aren't just for the Moto X anymore -- they're now part and parcel of the Nexus 5. With today's unveiling of Google's (terribly leaked) Nexus 5, we're getting a...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4 KitKat arrives, focuses on budget phone performance
After entirely too much teasing, Google has at last taken the wraps from Android 4.4 KitKat. The new mobile OS is based on efficiency that brings smartphones to "the next billion people," according t...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google announces the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4, on sale today for $349 (hands-on)
It's about time. The Google-backed and LG-manufactured Nexus 5 is now really a reality, after countless rumors and leaks (a few of them coming from Google itself). The new device, which predictably b...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4 KitKat arrives, focuses on budget phone performance (video)
After entirely too much teasing, Google has at last taken the wraps from Android 4.4 KitKat. The new mobile OS is based on efficiency that brings smartphones to "the next billion people," according t...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4 KitKat lets you say 'OK Google' to activate touchless search
"Okay Google." Those Touchless Controls aren't just for the Moto X anymore -- they're now part and parcel of the Nexus 5. With today's unveiling of Google's (terribly leaked) Nexus 5, we're getting a...
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google announces the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4, on sale today for $349 (hands-on video)
It's about time. The Google-backed and LG-manufactured Nexus 5 is now really a reality, after countless rumors and leaks (a few of them coming from Google itself). The new device, which predictably b...
05:43 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Moto X camera updates skip carriers, available through Google Play
Moto X users tired of waiting on their laggard service providers for camera updates should be happy to find out that future camera updates to Motorola's latest big deal are bypassing carriers and hea...
04:31 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Nikon hurt by falling DSLR prices, but still faring better than Canon
Nikon's finance department has been forced to revise its quarterly revenue forecast in a southerly direction due to the fact that entry-level DSLRs are selling for lower prices than it originally exp...
04:08 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget More details leak on Verizon's Ellipsis 7: a 'value' tablet for $250
A Verizon-branded tablet may not be top of mind for most consumers (or anyone, really), but that's not stopping the wireless operator from pursuing the 'value category' spurred by Google's Nexus 7. L...
03:46 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget 'X-Files' creator's Amazon pilot gets the green light, the truth is out there and streaming in early 2014
How's this for a pitch? "[T]his is a show that explores human frailty, possibility, terror and the triumph of the human spirit." Chris Carter likes to keep the things he's working on mysterious. The ...
03:23 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Chrome Canary now blocks recognized malware downloads
Google's stable Chrome release already has a reset tool in case malware hijacks the browser, but we're sure many would rather avoid that rogue code in the first place. Thankfully, a new build of Chro...
02:59 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Well Cow health monitor lives in Bessie's stomach, measures indigestion
Ever wonder how hot it gets inside of a cow's stomach? Neither have we, but if we ever had cause to find out, we can thankfully now do so wirelessly. Front and center in ARM's Internet of Things disp...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget More magazines coming to Flipboard: Time, Fortune, InStyle and People
If you work in new media, there's a sure-fire way to know if you've made it: traditional media starts paying attention. Time Inc. is following in some, ahem, illustrious footsteps after announcing th...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget FAA to allow personal electronic devices during takeoff and touchdown
Sure it's not healthy, but we admit that we get a bit shaky in the time it takes to complete our final descent. We've read all of SkyMall, and it's just too hard to be away from the warming glow of o...
02:09 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Intel's first modem with 2G, 3G and LTE is ready to roll in tablets, phones and laptops
You might see more (good) phones and tablets with Intel inside, now that the company has started shipping its new LTE-capable XMM 7160 chip to manufacturers. We say "new," but it's actually been a lo...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Ingress beta for Android now open to all augmented reality fans
For the past year, the Ingress beta has been as much an exclusive club as it is an augmented reality game -- you've had to request an invitation to play. Google and Niantic Labs must want more of us ...
01:19 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget O2 launches convoluted 4G PAYG option, data-only plans due next month
Pay as you go used to be a simple concept. Top up cash, spend cash, top up again; maybe you'd get a free text or two if you plumped for a voucher beyond the bare minimum. 4G is relatively new to the ...
01:11 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Need tech support in Russia? Give Edward Snowden a call
So, what happens after you've become an international pariah? The PRISM revelations may rattle along, but the figure who started it all is trying to return to something approaching a normal life. Edw...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Runtastic's Libra scale tracks bone and muscle mass, ships mid-November for $129
We've seen connected scales that provide oxygen levels and heart rates, but they have nothing on the sheer range of data coming from Runtastic's imminent Libra scale. In addition to basic weight and ...
12:57 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Time Warner Cable promises faster internet to woo back fleeing customers
One of the downsides of taking a risk is that the consequences are liable to come back and hurt you further down the line. Take Time Warner Cable, for instance, which took CBS' channels offline for t...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget MTV Artists iPhone app wants to help you discover new music, provide a deeper connection with musicians
The number of media discovery apps keeps getting bigger by the day, and the latest to join the frenzy is MTV. Simply dubbed MTV Artists, the newly announced iPhone application is loaded with a vast a...
11:49 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google Fonts now lets you experiment with typefaces in a free app
Google has a lot of free fonts on offer, but it's hard to know how they'll look on a website without putting them into HTML code or buying a preview tool. It's now much easier to experiment with type...
11:10 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget TV news cameras can film in some UK courts, can't be pointed at anyone interesting
It may seem slightly old-fashioned to the OJ generation, but British journalists have been campaigning for more than a decade to bring TV news cameras into courtrooms. Today they got a breakthrough: ...
10:28 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Panasonic officially quits plasma TVs, blames Lehman Brothers even after all this time
We may compare Panasonic to the character of Michael Myers way too often, but this Halloween the analogy is particularly relevant given news the company is officially killing plasma TV production. Ma...
09:45 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Apple is working on a fix for the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro's keyboard problems
If you've had issues with your shiny new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro's keyboard and trackpad not working properly, Apple has your back. Cupertino has posted to its support forums that an update for th...
08:49 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Pandora for Android adds Chromecast streaming and a tablet-ready UI
When Google's Chromecast streaming device launched, the company mentioned it would stream stream music from Pandora eventually and now that day has arrived. At least on Android, a new version 5 of th...
08:49 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Pandora for Android adds Chromecast streaming (update: iPhone too)
When Google's Chromecast streaming device launched, the company mentioned it would stream stream music from Pandora eventually and now that day has arrived. At least on Android, a new version 5 of th...
07:53 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Dark Mail Alliance develops surveillance-proof email technology
We wouldn't be surprised if you're looking for a more secure email provider after the whole government surveillance debacle. That's why Lavabit and Silent Circle have joined forces as the Dark Mail A...
06:55 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Sony sells more smartphones, but suffers from drop in demand for cameras, PCs
Sony's hugely improved smartphone range have done well for the company, and mobile sales in the last quarter have increased 39.3 percent since the same period last year. However, the rest of the fina...
06:23 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Web-based Windows Phone dev tool has built 65,000 apps, gets upgraded with NFC
Some gave short shrift to Windows Phone App Studio beta when it launched in August, but its web based development tool is proving to be popular -- developers have already built 65,000 apps. Microsoft...
04:33 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Official PlayStation 4 FAQ explains what the system can (and can't) do
Sony has built a reputation of releasing numerous updates to its PlayStation platform, and apparently that has carried over to PS4 news ahead of launch. If last week's updates weren't enough, the com...
03:23 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Android KitKat leak suggests big improvements for cheap phones and wearables
When you thought we were ready for Google's next announcement, along comes some fresh information, courtesy of regular Google news-breaker, Amir Efrati. He's apparently taken a look at confidential d...
03:23 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Android KitKat leak suggests big improvements for cheap phones, wearables
When you thought we were ready for Google's next announcement, along comes some fresh information, courtesy of regular Google news-breaker, Amir Efrati. He's apparently taken a look at confidential d...
03:05 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Verizon 'Ellipsis' Android tablet and trademark leak out, hint at a new wireless effort
Serial product shot leaker @evleaks is showing off pics of a new tablet tonight, tagged as the Verizon Ellipsis 7, 2013. It looks like a standard 7-inch Android tablet, albeit with some overly heavy ...
02:22 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget ASUS and Samsung gain wide swaths of tablet market share in Q3
IDC has posted third quarter market share estimates which show that Android tablet makers had an exceptional summer. Samsung jumped more than two points over its Q2 results, claiming 20.4 percent of ...
01:47 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's Snap multitasking feature demonstrated with Killer Instinct and IE (video)
The Xbox One's launch is moving ever closer, but we still have yet to see many of its vaunted software features running live in the wild. While there are a number of stories about why that is (unfini...
01:02 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Google now selling Glass accessories to Explorer Edition owners
There isn't exactly a huge market for Google Glass accessories when there are several thousand wearers, but you've got to start somewhere, right? Accordingly, Google has begun selling peripherals to ...
12:01 am -04 - Thu, October 31, 2013
Engadget Three to carry iPad Air and new iPad mini in the UK
With the iPad Air but a day away from launching in the UK, it's high time that the nation's cellular networks began crowing about which ones will carry the device. Three is the first to pipe up, sayi...