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11:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Tech's biggest misfires, Samsung's 110-inch UHDTV, 2013 in review and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
10:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Eric Schmidt: my biggest mistake at Google was not anticipating social
Even billionaires can get a bit wistful when a new year rolls around. In an interview with Bloomberg about 2014 predictions, Google's CEO-turned-executive-chairman Eric Schmidt took a moment to refle...
09:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Netflix intros cheaper standard definition streaming plan for new subscribers
If you consider yourself both extremely frugal and averse to the luxuries of seeing Hollywood eye candy actors in Super HD, Netflix's new SD tier could be right up your alley. The streaming service h...
09:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia wins German injunction banning HTC Android devices
Nokia is clearly on a roll in the courtroom as of late -- following lawsuit wins in the Netherlands, the US and the UK, the company has landed a German injunction banning all of HTC's Android-based d...
07:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget NSA can hack WiFi devices from eight miles away (video)
The NSA may have the ability to intercept data from around the world, but we now know that it has some impressive (and intimidating) equipment for snooping on nearby targets. Security guru Jacob Appe...
07:21 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Chromebooks overtake Android tablets and Macs in US business sales
Chrome OS is at last gaining some momentum -- among US businesses and schools, anyway. The NPD Group reports that Chromebooks represented 9.6 percent of all computing devices sold through American co...
06:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Fitbit app lets you track activity with just your iPhone 5s, no Fitbit device required
Fitbit updated its iOS app today, bringing, perhaps most significantly, the ability to track "basic" activity on an iPhone 5s, without the company's proprietary wearable. Using Apple's motion-sensing...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget The biggest stories of 2013: Console wars, Bitcoin's boom and the NSA's very bad year
2013 was a bust! Or so we've been told. Whether you follow that line of thinking or reflect on the last 363 days in a more optimistic light, it's clear the year wasn't all big breakthroughs and great...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Archos will debut multiple 'pebble-like' smartwatches at CES, starting at less than $50
There's one more interesting nugget in today's jam-packed Archos press release. Alongside the home tablet, scale, weather system, activity monitor, et al. is a very brief mention of a smartwatch -- a...
05:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Archos previews connected home, health monitoring devices ahead of CES
Archos looks to be getting in on the New Year's resolutions a bit early. The company clearly couldn't wait for CES to spill the beans on its 2014 lineup -- at least so far as connected devices are co...
05:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget FAA selects six sites for drone testing because flying robots are our future
One day, drones will be flying overhead... and it will be normal. But, right now, concern over the safety of allowing unmanned aircraft to roam freely in our airspace outweighs their groovy future po...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Tech's biggest misfires of 2013
You can't win 'em all. The adage certainly holds in the fast-paced world of technology, where one small slip can put a damper on your entire year. Every year, among all of the celebrations of top gad...
03:26 pm -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget The man behind NYT Magazine's gorgeous covers is headed to Apple
You may not know the name Arem Duplessis, but you've no doubt seen his work on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in the past 10 years. As design director at NYT Mag, he crafted some of the mos...
11:37 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Huawei Ascend Mate 2 snapped with its predecessor, said to keep 720p panel
While there's been no reason to doubt whispers of a follow-up to Huawei's Ascend Mate, pictures of the super-sized device have so far been unflattering. Today, however, a Mate 2-toting source has sen...
10:31 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget French Uber users face 15-minute delay starting next year
To the surprise of virtually everyone in France, the government has just passed a law requiring car services like Uber to wait 15 minutes before picking up passengers. The bill is designed to help re...
07:49 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget LG makes Knock a standard feature, update coming for L Series II models
LG first rolled out its Knock feature on the G2 earlier this year, but now that item will become a standard feature on future handsets. If you'll recall, the power button on that smartphone is situat...
06:38 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Google, Audi to announce in-car Android plans next week, says WSJ
Google has big plans to put Android in cars, and will start by announcing a tie-up with Audi at CES 2014 next week, according to the WSJ. Its sources said that Android will power an in-car entertainm...
05:24 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's new chip could put 4GB of memory in your next smartphone
Think the 3GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 3 was a lot? Samsung was only getting started. The company has just unveiled the first 8-gigabit (1GB) low-power DDR4 memory chip, which could lead to 4GB of R...
03:19 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget How would you change Canon's EOS-1D X?
A $7,000 camera may only share a border with the mainstream gadgets we normally discuss on How Would You Change, but it's one that's worth bending a rule to discuss here. In the hands of our reviewer...
02:11 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 110-inch Ultra HDTV is the world's largest, and it goes on sale Monday
Samsung promised at CES in January that it would deliver a 110-inch UHDTV this year to dwarf its already-gargantuan 85-inch model and with just a couple of days left to spare here it is. Apparently r...
01:40 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Hackers reverse engineer Wii U GamePad to stream from PC
Thought using the Wii U GamePad as a simple PC controller was a neat trick? Try this on for size: a small team of hackers has figured out how to stream PC games to the tablet-esque controller nativel...
01:40 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Hackers reverse engineer Wii U GamePad to stream from PC (video)
Thought using the Wii U GamePad as a simple PC controller was a neat trick? Try this on for size: a small team of hackers has figured out how to stream PC games to the tablet-esque controller nativel...
01:01 am -05 - Mon, December 30, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: 2013 Mac Pro review, judge okays NSA spying and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
11:24 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget The best cellphone deals of the week: 12.29.13
With Engadget's new tools, you can track price drops on thousands of devices every day, and once a week we feature some of the best deals right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offe...
10:11 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget Defense bill makes US-based Russian satellite monitoring stations 'next to impossible' due to spying fears
The State Department hoped the building of satellite monitoring stations might soften tempers between the US and Russia, which have flared in the wake of asylum for Edward Snowden and arguments over ...
08:36 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget IRL: A look back at the original PlayStation Vita
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. For now, th...
06:11 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget NSA can reportedly bug computer equipment before it reaches buyers
Don't think that the NSA always has to wait until people are using technology to start snooping on it. Spiegel has obtained documents which claim that the agency's Tailored Access Operations (TAO) gr...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Casio gets smart at CES 2000
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. In the week's leading up to the biggest g...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: SuperPier, reversing the aging process and an artificial, self-regulating heart
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.Well folks, we've made it through two major holidays, with...
12:27 pm -05 - Sun, December 29, 2013
Engadget Research shows eye-reflections in photos could be used to identify criminals
Did you ever watch CSI's tech boffins zoom into a photo, grab the reflection in someone's eye, and through processing magic generate a full facial image of the wanted criminal? If, like us, you rolle...
09:47 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Engadget Roku player software cracked open temporarily, root now to run XBMC later
Roku's line of set-top boxes have been popular thanks to their simple controls, large set of available apps (recently expanded to include YouTube for the new Roku 3) and hardware ranging in price fro...
07:20 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Engadget GTA Online starts pushing user-created missions, mobile updates arrive for San Andreas and Chinatown Wars
Ready for a slew of Grand Theft Auto updates? We sure hope so. First up, developer Rockstar Games has put its stamp of approval on ten of the GTA Online community's million-plus custom-match submissi...
04:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Engadget Feedback Loop: frustrating applications, form factors vs. operating systems and more
Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but yo...
12:22 pm -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Engadget Nike updates Training Club app to help you keep those New Year's resolutions
You know what always comes after pigging out during the holidays: a New Year's resolution to get fit, this time (you swear!) for sure. Well, Nike's hoping to kickstart your quest to fitness by updati...
07:35 am -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry urges BB10 users to roll-back its glitchy Twitter app
After loads of BB10 user complaints, BlackBerry is pulling the latest Twitter update from its app market. Should you still need your 140-character fix however, the beleaguered smartphone maker has a ...
01:36 am -05 - Sat, December 28, 2013
Engadget Microsoft connects Windows 8 for PCs, phones with new Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong
As a late holiday gift, Microsoft is finally syncing up some of the popular software from its desktop and tablet Windows OS with the latest version of Windows for phones. We are, of course, referring...
11:51 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Hackers get encrypted PINs in Target data breach
Holiday shoppers have already been reeling from a breach of Target's database, and their situation isn't improving now that Christmas is over. The store chain has confirmed that the perpetrators took...
10:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Snapchat security exploit, judge okays NSA spying and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
09:52 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget UPS and FedEx buckle under holiday load, leaving retailers and families in the lurch
Didn't get your Christmas presents in time? You're far from alone. Seems that both FedEx and UPS greatly underestimated the number of packages that would be passing through their systems this holiday...
08:10 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 374 - 12.26.13
This week's podcast ditches the studio and delivers the mellifluous voices of Brian, Terrence and Billy without all that video nonsense, leaving much to the imagination. The news tidbits are real, ho...
06:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Rdio shutters Vdio movie streaming service, offers Amazon gift cards as compensation
Rdio was a bit late to the game when it announced its movie streaming service, Vdio, earlier this year. The spinoff site was available in beta form in the US, the UK and Canada, offering blockbuster ...
05:08 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Judge rejects ACLU challenge, says NSA telephone data collection is legal (update)
We don't expect this back and forth to flame out any time soon, of course, but a US District judge in Manhattan certainly issued a blow to an American Civil Liberties Union challenge of the National ...
04:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Bitcoin exchanges shut down after threat from India's central bank
Bitcoin is quickly beginning to attract the attention of regulators in a number of countries. After a flat-out ban in Thailand and restrictions on banks in China, now several Indian Bitcoin exchanges...
02:23 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 lands in China first
Large-phone lovers on a budget, rejoice: Nokia's 6-inch, $339 Lumia 1320 smartphone is now available in China. That's a bit earlier than the January 2014 time-frame it first promised, and the Finnish...
01:40 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Samsung's got another tablet in the works
One of the great things about the FCC is that the commission is obligated to reveal all of the newly-minted and as-yet unannounced gadgets that pass through its hallowed halls. The latest to be shown...
01:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Taiwan officially prosecutes HTC's ex-lead designer for fraud and leak
Earlier today, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office concluded its investigation on the HTC saga that mainly involved ex-lead designer Thomas Chien (pictured above). The report indicts the ex-VP for...
01:06 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Taiwan prosecutes HTC's ex-lead designer for fraud and leak
Earlier today, the Taipei District Prosecutors Office concluded its investigation on the HTC saga that mainly involved ex-lead designer Thomas Chien (pictured above). The report indicts the ex-VP for...
12:47 pm -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Report: Snapchat exploits can steal your private info, expose you to spam
A group of security researchers has published a pair Snapchat security exploits, claiming the popular social startup has ignored requests to address them since August -- prior to any Facebook acquisi...
11:24 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Vidzone brings free music-video streaming to PS4
The PlayStation 4 might not play CDs (yet) and an official YouTube app is still MIA, but that doesn't mean music and music videos are out of reach. Vidzone has finally taken its streaming app into th...
10:26 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Tesla Model S software update guards against faulty wiring
Amidst a recent spate of Model S fires, Tesla has upgraded the software on the EV to prevent unsafe charging, according to a tweet from Tesla S owner @ddenboer. If input power fluctuations are outsid...
09:19 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Nokia pulls Here Maps from the App Store, blames iOS 7
In the wake of Maps-gate, Nokia was one of several outfits that rushed to Apple's aid with a navigation app of its very own. A year later, however, and that same offering has been yanked from the App...
07:10 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Nintendo Network stutters under holiday traffic, Pokemon Bank and Transporter delayed
Unwrap a Wii U this holiday season? Apparently, you weren't the only one: the company's Nintendo Network seems to be stumbling over increased traffic. "Players are having trouble setting up Nintendo ...
05:45 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod brings its unique Android alternative to every Oppo N1 smartphone
If you've had your Oppo N1 since launch but would rather use anything besides its Android one-off ColorOS, the hardware manufacturer doesn't take it personally. In fact, you'll find a version of Cyan...
05:45 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Official CyanogenMod ROM now available to every Oppo N1
If you've had your Oppo N1 since launch but would rather use anything besides its Android one-off ColorOS, the hardware manufacturer doesn't take it personally. In fact, you'll find a version of Cyan...
04:03 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Internet Archive starts preserving classic game consoles on the web
Many gamers won't load a console emulator for much more than a brief nostalgia kick. The Internet Archive has loftier goals, however. It's expanding its Historical Software Collection to include the ...
03:28 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Netflix outage interrupts streaming in US, Canada and Latin America
As they do each year, the holidays have brought their usual assortment of family gatherings, overeating and service outages, including one tonight affecting Netflix. We're able to play videos on some...
03:28 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget Netflix outage interrupts streaming in US, Canada and Latin America (update: fixed!)
As they do each year, the holidays have brought their usual assortment of family gatherings, overeating and service outages, including one tonight affecting Netflix. We're able to play videos on some...
01:02 am -05 - Fri, December 27, 2013
Engadget This homemade '3D printer' spikes jello shots with infused designs (video)
Barista Bots, one of the most popular attractions at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, printed scanned logos, smileys and other shapes atop comped lattes. Thirsty attendees with 20 m...
11:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Carrier site helps Americans watch out for data-hungry mobile apps
American carriers warn you when you're using a lot of data, but they don't always tell you how to avoid that usage in the first place. Thankfully, they're taking a more proactive stance with the laun...
10:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Taiwan fines Apple, LG HomeChat, Siri photo-tagging patent and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
09:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Add your new toys to your Engadget profile
Throw out all the wrapping paper, finish eating the leftover turkey, and have the last of the eggnog, because Christmas has come and gone. It's time to take stock of all your fancy new loot. Yesterda...
08:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget NYPD's cruiser of the future knows if you're on the lam, can detect radiation
New York City's Police Department is one of the most well-financed in the world, and the prototype for its next-generation patrol car clearly reflects that. A rear-mounted infrared sensor scans, reco...
06:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Apple may let you describe iPhone photos with your voice
Tagging greatly simplifies photo searches, but it can be a cumbersome process -- just ask anyone who has typed in keywords for dozens of vacation shots. It may be more intuitive if Apple implements t...
06:36 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Apple may let you tag iPhone photos using your voice
Tagging greatly simplifies photo searches, but it can be a cumbersome process -- just ask anyone who has typed in keywords for dozens of vacation shots. It may be more intuitive if Apple implements t...
05:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Mr. Postman launches smart mailbox Kickstarter campaign
All right, all right, Mr. Postman really missed the 2013 holiday season, launching its Kickstarter campaign on Christmas Day. But hey, hopefully this means that that Insert Coin: New Challengers semi...
03:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Samsung's latest developer kit lets you control appliances from your TV
Ever wish you could turn on the air conditioning without leaving the couch? Samsung's new Smart TV SDK 5.0 will give you the luxury of being that lazy. The programming kit gives the TV control over h...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Tegra Note 7 gets updated with Android 4.3 and camera enhancements
A few things were missing from NVIDIA's Tegra Note 7 when it launched a month and a half ago, but the company promised that users would get a timely update that filled in some of the holes. That refr...
12:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Digitally simulated worm wriggles for the first time (video)
It's relatively easy to simulate life in an abstract sense, but it's tricky to do that cell-by-cell -- just ask the OpenWorm Project, which has spent months recreating a nematode in software. However...
10:09 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget TCL's $330 Idol XPlus boasts 2GHz octa-core chip, Bluetooth activity tracker
While some of us are still recovering from holiday, the TCL folks in China -- whose products are better known under the Alcatel brand in many other countries -- have gone ahead and launched a new pho...
09:52 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget LG mum on smarwatch rumors but confirms that a wearable device is coming
The Korea Herald has reported that LG will soon announce a G-Arch smartwatch and G-Health fitness band to go along with an LG G2 smartphone successor. Its unnamed sources pegged the devices as compan...
09:52 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget LG mum on smartwatch rumors but confirms that a wearable device is coming
Amidst rumors of 2K displays and octa-core CPUs for the LG G3, the Korea Herald has just added another: the upcoming smartphone will come with a G-Arch smartwatch and G-Health fitness band. The journ...
09:52 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget LG mum on smartwatch rumors, but confirms that a wearable device is coming
Amidst rumors of 2K displays and octa-core CPUs for the LG G3, the Korea Herald has just added another: The upcoming smartphone will come with a G-Arch smartwatch and G-Health fitness band. The journ...
07:40 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget LG's HomeChat will let you command its latest smart appliances via SMS
LG really, really wants you to have a good chat with your washer/dryer and robotic vacuum cleaner. It just announced you'll soon be able to use the Line messaging app and a new service called HomeCha...
04:41 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget NASA shows off a squishy robot rover that could land on Titan (video)
NASA likes to pack light for extraterrestrial visits, so it has been developing a tensegrity rover -- a rod-based robot that uses cable tension to absorb blows and roll around, rather than a bulky ch...
01:05 am -05 - Thu, December 26, 2013
Engadget Put a box to good use with ShoeboxCNC
Oh, the lowly box. It spends most of the year being broken down, stashed away and pulped, but one day a year, it gets its moment to shine (at least in the UK and various Commonwealth Nations). Consid...
09:39 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Evernote for BlackBerry 10 updated with sharing, offline notebooks and more
Yearning for more from BlackBerry 10's Evernote experience? You got it. The service just updated its native BB10 app with improved performance, more security and a small collection of overdue feature...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Grippity returns as a transparent Android tablet with two-sided touch (video)
When we last saw Grippity, it wasn't much more than a pretty media center keyboard. Well, it just grew up -- its creators have revived the concept as a full-fledged, crowdfunded Android tablet. The n...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget So, what did you get?
Everything unwrapped? Everything you ever wanted? We'll admit, our own present pile has a certain tech trend, but how did you fare? Did you manage to snag one of those next-generation consoles? Perha...
01:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Taiwanese FTC fines Apple for interfering in iPhone handset and contract pricing
Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission has ruled that Apple's been naughty rather than nice this holiday week, fining it for 20 million Taiwan dollars (around $670,000) after it specified pricing to iPhone c...
12:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 049 Christmas Edition - 12.25.13
The Engadget Eurocast team is obviously delirious on eggnog, as they've chosen to spend a good portion of their Christmas day together nestled in Snuggies and sitting around a warm fire to bring you ...
09:58 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Nikkei: Sony and Panasonic will end OLED TV partnership to focus on 4K
A partnership formed last year that was supposed to take advantage of Panasonic's printing tech production capabilities and Sony's OLED tech smarts has ended, according to a report from the Nikkei. T...
09:15 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Gionee Elife E7 mini launched with Oppo-like swivel camera, octa-core CPU
Chinese phone maker Gionee has just released the Elife E7 mini version of its mega-spec'd 5.5-inch, 1080p Elife E7 phone, but it resembles its larger sibling in name only. First off, the 13-megapizel...
06:22 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget Google seeks judgment protecting Android from 'Rockstar' group's patent lawsuits
Google isn't about to remain idle while the Apple- and Microsoft-led "Rockstar" patent group sues numerous Android partners. The search giant has quietly filed a declaratory judgment complaint asking...
03:30 am -05 - Wed, December 25, 2013
Engadget MTV app arrives on Android, brings full TV episodes along -- if you have cable
Android users don't have to look blankly at their iPad- and Xbox-using friends whenever they talk about Catfish anymore, now that the MTV app has arrived on Google Play. It offers on-demand streaming...
11:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Cydia update courts iOS 7 jailbreakers with a new interface (video)
The availability of an iOS 7 jailbreak may have caught the Cydia team off-guard, but not for long. Jay Freeman and fellow developers have just updated their unofficial app platform to match Apple's m...
11:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget SoftBank reportedly closing in on purchase of T-Mobile
Watch out, AT&T and Verizon: Japanese telecom SoftBank could soon a close deal to buy T-Mobile, according to the Nikkei news service. SoftBank apparently hopes to acquire a majority of T-Mobile's...
07:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Is Sony working on a new wearable companion for 2014?
Sony's second-generation SmartWatch may not have impressed the critics, but those lukewarm feelings haven't deterred the company from making another wearable. The FCC has revealed that Sony is testin...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget You have a week left to enter our holiday giveaway with prizes from Sony!
End-of-the-year festivities are just around the corner, so here's hoping your holiday shopping is squared away. If not, our guides are here for some last-minute reference, and in any case you owe it ...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Switched On: The desktop dashboard, take two
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The last Switched On discussed the contrast between the $100 laptop concept of 2006 and the $100 tablet reality of 201...
02:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget YotaPhone update lets you read more e-books and documents on its energy-saving E Ink display
Much as we admired the potential of the YotaPhone in our recent review, we just couldn't overlook its lack of support for popular e-reading platforms like Amazon Kindle and Google Books. That problem...
09:56 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget US Energy Department outlines efficiency standards for set-top boxes, Verizon already on board
The US government, the CEA (you know, the group that runs CES) and pay-TV providers want to save consumers $1 billion annually with a new voluntary standard for set-top box (STB) energy-efficiency. B...
07:58 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget 'Web' beta promises a modernized browser for the Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi single-board computer may have started as a simple educational tool, but over the past year users have revealed it's capable of much more. From drones to smart TV hacks to supercompu...
06:39 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Keyboards and mice connect to and control next-gen game consoles with XIM4 adapter (video)
Perhaps you're a long-time PC gamer, but the massive marketing campaigns waged by Microsoft and Sony have had the desired effect, and you've taken the next-gen plunge. But in doing so, must you excha...
05:50 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Leak hints at Nokia-made Windows Phone with dual SIMs
Rumors surfaced just days ago of Nokia-built Windows Phone 8.1 devices for the developing world, and you may already be looking at one of them today... or rather, its home screen. Frequent tipster @e...
04:37 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: 2013 Mac Pro review, Jack Dorsey joins Disney, Google powered robots 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...
03:15 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Edward Snowden looks back at NSA leaks, considers his personal mission accomplished
2013 is almost over, but revelations delivered this year about the amount of communications data the NSA has access to, and how it has acquired that data, will reverberate for much longer. The man at...
02:57 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget HP's new tablets may be its way back into the smartphone world
HP has long vowed that it would revive its smartphone efforts, and it may be near that comeback -- just not with the fanfare that some were hoping for. The Information claims that the company is week...
02:11 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget UK pardons computing pioneer Alan Turing
Campaigners have spent years demanding that the UK exonerate computing legend Alan Turing, and they're finally getting their wish. Queen Elizabeth II has just used her royal prerogative to pardon Tur...
01:47 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Apple bought Catch and Broadmap in 2013, beefs up its note-taking, cartographical chops
Apple's bought plenty of companies this year, and while the number they bought is known, all the names are not. Today comes secondary confirmation of two more firms acquired by Tim Cook, as 9to5Mac a...
01:11 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry's latest casualty: Two unreleased phones
2013 continues to be a downer year for the company formerly known as Research In Motion. The Wall Street Journal has just uncovered a tidbit in BlackBerry's latest earnings report that states two unr...
12:56 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 23rd - 29th)
The last full week of 2013 is mostly filled with college football bowl games and holiday specials, but the streaming services have some treats. Netflix will premiere the first five episodes of Turbo ...
12:29 am -05 - Tue, December 24, 2013
Engadget NASA JPL creates a more immersive way to control a space robot with the Oculus Rift and the Kinect 2
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been on the hunt for a more natural way to maneuver robots in space for some time now, resulting in cool experiments like using a Leap Motion to remotely control ...
11:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Oppo R1 smartphone arrives in China with a bright camera and high style
It's tough to stand out in the mid-range Android crowd, but Oppo may have found a way to separate itself from the pack. Its newly launched R1 smartphone carries a gold-effect metal frame that adds a ...
11:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Sony starts rolling out Android 4.3 to the Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z
Sony started delivering Android 4.3 updates to the shiny new Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra last week, and today it's rolling out those improvements to (slightly) older devices. The Xperia Z, ZL, ZR an...
10:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Facebook for Windows Phone 8 now lets you pin chats and events to the home screen
Windows Phone-toting Facebook users no longer have to worry about missing an important conversation or party update. A revamped Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 lets socialites pin seemingly any Face...
09:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Canonical gives developers a preview of a dual-booting Ubuntu and Android future
Choice, friends, is good. Nobody likes being limited to one thing, when instead you could be picking from a plethora, or at least a pair of options. And it looks like Ubuntu is on track to deliver on...
08:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter tweaks iOS app to put photos first when composing tweets
Find yourself tweeting a lot of photos this time of year? Well, the microblogging outfit has just made that task easier for iPhone users. Twitter made a change to it's iOS app today that automaticall...
08:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Twitter, Square cofounder Jack Dorsey joins Disney board of directors
Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey is the newest member of Disney's board of directors. The Mickey Mouse company announced as much on Monday afternoon, and said he's acting as an independent di...
08:08 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Google-powered machines lead DARPA's Robotics Challenge (video)
And you thought the Big Dog was scary? Okay, Boston Dynamics' quadrupedal, un-tip-overable 'bot still takes the cake, but SCHAFT (pictured above) deserves its own condo in the uncanny valley. And to ...
06:35 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget LG's new Pocket Photo 2 printer is incrementally smaller, better
We'll have to take LG's word on the success of its Pocket Photo mobile printer. Primarily because we fear the lady above and her soul-stealing stare, but also 'cause it would explain the investment i...
05:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget LG teases CES home theater lineup including a multi-room music streamer
Nothing says "holiday cheer" like a fresh coat of snow, hot toddies and scads of CES pre-announcements from LG. After dishing on some of its 2014 smart TV plans, the Korean company has now moved on t...
04:29 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget AllCast for Android leaves beta, streams media to your Apple TV, Roku or Xbox (video)
Worried that you won't get to watch your favorite videos while visiting family this holiday? Don't be: after a brief beta phase, ClockworkMod's Koushik Dutta has released a completed version of AllCa...
03:58 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Avegant tests Glyph wearable display prototype, on track for CES debut
We weren't expecting to see the final Glyph prototype materialize until just before CES, but Avegant is ready to show off the latest consumer design in the flesh, presented above (and again after the...
03:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile prepaid offering free data... but only to access Facebook
Look, we understand: you absolutely have to know what Jimmy ate for lunch. And that Marissa is, "Ugh, just so sick of this week already." And Jason's only a "maybe" to the office holiday party? Who d...
02:30 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Apple Mac Pro review (2013): small, fast and in a league of its own
It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's own Thunderbolt ports, not to mention 802.11n W...
01:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod downloaded 10 million times as it begins to go legit
Though CyanogenMod has gotten plenty of ink lately for its Oppo N1 hookup and Google Play approval, it's still first and foremost a modding outfit. In fact it just marked 10 million downloads of its ...
12:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Geeksphone's OS-agnostic Revolution smartphone to use Intel chips
We're not yet done with 2013 and already handset manufacturers are tempting us with the products that we'll see in 2014. Geeksphone, the outfit behind the Peak+ and Keon, has released the spec list f...
09:14 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget ASUS teases new dual-boot hybrid device with its CES teaser (video)
Just before a big tech show, ASUS likes to wheel out a baffling teaser to get us all in the mood. Normally, the clips involve panning over some brushed metal, promising that the new gear will transfo...
08:35 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Wikipedia adds Draft feature to ease pressure on article writers
Here's a Wikipedia stat you probably didn't know: around 80 percent of new contributions to the crowdsourced encyclopedia are abandoned before they're submitted. The organization thinks a lot of writ...
04:44 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget Samsung's 2014 smart TVs will let you control videos by pointing your finger
Samsung's 2014 smart TV lineup may revolve around impressive-looking hardware, but the Korean tech giant has revealed that interface improvements will also play an important role. Its new TVs will su...
03:14 am -05 - Mon, December 23, 2013
Engadget How would you change Acer's Aspire V5?
11-inch laptops are tricky beasts, purely because the compromises that make them so portable are almost always the ones that mean you're better off with a 13-incher. That's why our reviewer was impre...
11:58 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget BLU's Life Pure smartphone delivers 1080p, a 13-megapixel camera and 32GB of space for $349
BLU Products can offer a lot of smartphone for the money, but its devices seldom come with the sharp screens and ample memory that you'd expect from rivals. The company is closing that gap with its n...
10:10 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c to reach China Mobile on January 17th, 2014
Finally. Following a false start a couple of weeks ago, Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 5s and 5c will reach China Mobile on January 17th, 2014 as part of a multi-year deal. As hinted earlier, bo...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget The best HDTV deals of the week: 12.22.13
With Engadget's new tools, you can track price drops on thousands of devices every day, and once a week we feature some of the best deals right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offe...
07:41 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget iOS 7 gets its first complete jailbreak, with a big catch
You've mostly been out of luck if you've wanted to jailbreak iOS 7 so far; what options have existed have been incomplete at best. Cracking the code just got a lot easier, though, as evasi0n 7 has ju...
06:38 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Hulu Plus passes 5 million subscribers, plans to double its original content
New Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins chimed in this week with the video streaming site's yearly recap, and pointed out a few big numbers as evidence it's headed in the right direction. In 2013 Hulu will top $1 ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Apple's attempt to sell the future at CES
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. In the week's leading up to the biggest g...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: doggie translator, full-size Lego hot rod and skyscraper cemeteries
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.Do you ever wish you knew exactly what your dog is thinkin...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget IRL: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear
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. Well, this ...
11:26 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Aviary pauses Windows 8 and WP8 development, focuses on iOS and Android for now
We hope folks on WP and Windows 8 are A-OK with Aviary's apps and SDKs as they are, because the company is not currently developing its products for the platforms. An Aviary representative has reveal...
07:06 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Snapchat iOS update discreetly adds replay, filters and overlays for weather, time or speed
And suddenly, moments shared over Snapchat were a little less fleeting. The service is known for only allowing you to watch a shared image or video once, and only for a second, but the app's latest i...
03:53 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Japanese bridge inspection robot has magnetic wheels, shuffles up walls
Most wall-climbing robots rely on advanced forms of suction to keep them adhered to a flat surface, but Japan's latest wall crawler employs a different method: magnets. Hailing from the Osaka City Un...
01:30 am -05 - Sun, December 22, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 12.21.13: Rainbow sun, edible batteries and the world's toughest encryption cracked by a microphone
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.When constructing a feature whose very reason for being is to explore the most far out aspects of our u...
11:14 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Swiss researchers created a cube that can sit, jump and walk (video)
Swiss researchers have created a metallic cube that can "walk" across a surface. Staff at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich crammed a series of inertia sensors and constantly-spinning rotors...
08:29 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Google Shopping Express starts selling gadgets, continues same-day delivery until December 24th
Hey, Bay Area residents: Mountain View's hoping you'll bring its online shop your business instead of braving the crowds for some last-minute holiday shopping. Google's Shopping Express will continue...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: Google starts over, sculpture on the moon 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...
05:17 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget NYC lumps electronic cigarettes with tobacco-filled brethren, bans vaping in public places
New York City's war on smoking continues unabated. Today, the city council voted to equate electronic cigarettes with real ones by extending NYC's public smoking ban to cover both types of smokes. Th...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Feedback Loop: computer names, Google Hangout alternatives, cord-cutting and more
Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but yo...
01:26 pm -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music gets a new look for iOS 7 and 'I'm feeling lucky' radio
If you're an iOS user that stuck with Google Play Music past the free All Access promo, a new update brings this refreshed UI for iOS 7 and a few new features. As promised at launch, it now supports ...
11:40 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Got Windows Phone? You have 20GB of bonus SkyDrive space for the next year
If you're a Windows Phone user, check your email -- you're about to get a big holiday treat. Microsoft has followed up its earlier Surface promo by giving Windows Phone owners a free 20GB of extra Sk...
08:18 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's high-capacity Wii U GamePad battery available in US, $32 for 8 hours of playtime
Tired of tethering your Wii U GamePad to a wall socket? You no longer have to: Nintendo has finally made the screen-toting controller's high-capacity battery pack available to US gamers. The 2,550mAh...
08:18 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's high-capacity Wii U GamePad battery comes to the US, $32 for 8 hours of playtime
Tired of tethering your Wii U GamePad to a wall socket? You no longer have to: Nintendo has finally made the screen-toting controller's high-capacity battery pack available to US gamers. The 2,550mAh...
02:57 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Google tightens Chrome Web Store rules to prevent toolbar overload
Many web veterans can share horror stories of friends and family who installed a few too many browser toolbars, some of them by accident. Google is clearly eager to avoid those disasters in Chrome --...
12:27 am -05 - Sat, December 21, 2013
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 197 - 12.19.13
It's been a hot second, but we're back with your host Brad Molen and guest Myriam Joire for a year-in-review episode. It's been a wild ride with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 picking up the processing pa...
11:43 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Foursquare updates Android app with Ken Burns effect, boosted performance
Foursquare's rolling out a new Android app, adding in new motion effects and integrating some of this month's iOS tweaks. That first feature, best known in the video community as the "Ken Burns effec...
10:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video
If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ m...
10:33 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Google Play Books for Android temporarily loses PDF upload support
We hope you weren't too attached to Google Play Books' PDF upload support on Android, because you just lost it -- albeit temporarily. Following some code sleuthing, Android Police has confirmed that ...
09:58 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget AT&T echoes Verizon with plans to publish reports on law enforcement data requests
Sometimes, peer pressure can be a beautiful thing. Just hours after Verizon said it would start publishing transparency reports, AT&T has followed suit with plans of its own. Big Blue will largel...
09:19 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Computers share their secrets if you listen
Be afraid, friends, for science has given us a new way in which to circumvent some of the strongest encryption algorithms used to protect our data -- and no, it's not some super secret government met...
08:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 373 - 12.19.13
Try as they may to put this week's podcast into a tailspin; Brian, Terrence and Ben end up delivering a good deal of sane discussion on proper tech news. The seriousness quickly degrades, however, an...
07:56 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Android smartphone made of solid titanium now available for $1,800
In the past, luxury handset manufacturer Gresso has been known for dressing up iPhones with diamonds (and charging $30,000 for the deed) and producing featurephones, but now it's getting into the And...
07:27 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Vine introduces web profiles, lets you snag vanity URL
Up to this point, your only chance of viewing vids on Vine was via its mobile app or if someone decided to share those clips on Twitter or Facebook. Soon, however, you can do so via the web as well t...
07:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Nest Protect review: a smoke detector for the smartphone generation
Back in 2011, Nest did the impossible: It made thermostats sexy. Apple veterans Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers applied their iPod-designing expertise to the largely utilitarian world of home-climate con...
06:36 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget NikePlus Running for iPhone now keeps you motivated with a coaching mode
Let's face it: many people will need some motivation to shed those holiday pounds. Thankfully, an update to the Nike+ Running app for iOS is here to get folks moving. The fitness tool now includes a ...
06:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry CEO hoping to avoid future layoffs, expects to be profitable by 2016
This morning's earnings report may not have been BlackBerry's favorite moment, but John Chen seems confident in his vision for the company's future -- and his ability to turn things around. Speaking ...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Oculus VR gets into game publishing with some help from former EA VP
Between virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift's Share portal and a recent infusion of $75 million, it's not exactly a huge surprise to hear that the startup is branching out into game publishing ...
04:46 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Deltaprintr: a quick, tall 3D printer for under $700 (video)
The trio behind the Deltaprintr launched their project with a noble enough goal: creating a 3D printer that was cheap enough so as to actually be affordable for college students like themselves. The ...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget YotaPhone review: LCD on the front, E Ink on the back, unique all over
We've long pondered the possibility of an e-ink phone. One that offers enough battery life to get us to the end of the day, or maybe even the End of Days, simply by being less reliant on the power-dr...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Relive Winamp's glory days with Spotify's retro music app
Winamp may be riding into the sunset today, but that doesn't mean you'll have to go without its classic interface in the future. Spotify is paying tribute to the jukebox software by releasing Spotiam...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Relive Winamp's glory days with a retro Spotify music app
Winamp may be riding into the sunset today, but that doesn't mean you'll have to go without its classic interface in the future. Ludde is paying tribute to the jukebox software by releasing Spotiamp,...
01:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Google could face heavy fines after EU rejects latest antitrust settlement offer
More than three years after it opened its investigation into Google's search practices, the European Commission has warned the company that time to settle the case has all but run out. According to R...
12:30 pm -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry teams up with Foxconn for budget smartphones as sales continue to plunge
BlackBerry's new interim chief John Chen has just got a rude wake-up call: the company realized revenue on only 1.9 million smartphones in Q1 compared to 3.7 million last quarter, and lost $4.4 billi...
11:14 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget IMDb's latest iOS update makes it easier to follow movie stars without getting arrested
Whatever happened to Joe Carnahan after he directed the 2002 cop classic, NARC? And what the heck is Joaquin Phoenix up to these days (aside from deeply inappropriate love affairs)? The redesigned IM...
08:15 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Oppo N1 CyanogenMod phone launches December 24th with Google's blessing
Oppo's announcement of a CyanogenMod custom Android version of the N1 was great news for performance phone fans, but who wants to sideload, right? Luckily, the new handset and CyanogenMod 10.2 combo ...
06:43 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Samsung's GamePad to arrive in a Galaxy Tab 3 Game Edition bundle
It looks like Samsung will not only send the newly launched GamePad into the world solo, but also bundle it up. Although there's no official word yet, a German blog has reported that the controller h...
04:35 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Researchers use alcohol, Arduino and a desk fan to send molecular text messages (video)
Scientists from York University in Toronto are using alcohol as a method for sending text messages. How, exactly? By converting sprays of isopropyl alcohol into binary code, using off-the-shelf compo...
02:57 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget British Library's web domain archive is now available, just not on the web
If you need an illustration of the problems with overly stringent copyright laws, look no further than the British Library. The institution has just made its archive of UK website domains available t...
01:48 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget HP Chromebook 11 now ships with an all-new charger after official recall
A month after HP and Google put the kibosh on Chromebook 11 sales due to overheating chargers, and the laptop is now available with a brand new power adapter. According to 9to5Google, it looks like a...
12:51 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget Yahoo Mail brings back tabs, makes viewing lots of them easier
It was but a couple months ago that Yahoo gave its mail service a sprucing, adding some new features while subtracting others. Tabbed viewing was among those pruned, thanks to user feedback that tabs...
12:07 am -05 - Fri, December 20, 2013
Engadget 500px brings its photo sharing to Windows Phone
Windows Phone users wanting to browse 500px photo galleries have so far had to rely on unofficial apps, but they can now go straight to the source thanks to an official app for Microsoft's platform. ...
11:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu finally embraces solid state drives as it preps for mobile push
Ubuntu is finally getting around to adding TRIM support, a pretty basic feature of most modern OSes. It's an essential command for maintaining the performance and health of solid state drives, since ...
11:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Spain fines Google $1.2 million for allegedly violating privacy laws
Google triggered investigations in six European countries when it revealed its unified privacy policy last year, but Spain is the first of the bunch to draw blood. The country just fined Google a tot...
10:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Verizon to publish regular reports on government data requests
Numerous tech giants have been eager to publish what they can about government data requests, but telecoms haven't been so forthcoming. Verizon is breaking some ground, though, with plans to publish ...
10:37 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Project Siena lets you create Windows apps with ease
If you think creating an app is something only whizkid developers and those with programming skills can do, think again. Microsoft has recently unveiled Project Siena, a Metro-style app that lets any...
10:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget BlackBerry bringing Channels and Voice Chat to BBM for Android and iOS next year
Remember how excited you were for BBM to hit Android and iOS and then BlackBerry continued to fake us all out with imminent releases? Thankfully, that's now all in the past and BBM is a reality for t...
10:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Moto G gets KitKat, improved camera features in the US
Given that Motorola's budget-friendly Moto G launched just last month, you would have figured the mid-range smartphone would have packed some KitKat. Sadly, it did not, but Mountain View's hardware a...
09:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear notification update reaches the US three weeks late
Remember how Samsung promised American Galaxy Gear owners an update that significantly improves third-party notification support? That update is at last rolling out -- three weeks behind schedule. Ea...
09:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Switched On: What's become of the $100 laptop
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. This week marks the ninth anniversary of the column.Back in 2006, at the height of interest in the One Laptop Per Chi...
09:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Google Glass collision detection could one day save you from yourself
Once upon a not so distant time, a woman took a long walk off a short pier while checking her Facebook page. True story. Then there was the time the San Diego police department ticketed a woman for d...
08:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Tizen ready to unveil its newest devices in February at Mobile World Congress
Tizen is a relatively new operating system which will be featured on a wide range of devices, from smartphones and tablets to automotive computer systems, but it's been pretty quiet thus far, only ge...
08:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Atheer Labs wants to make its augmented reality glasses a reality on Indiegogo
Atheer Labs isn't the only company chasing Tony Stark, but it is the very latest to offer a set of smart glasses to developers -- enabling them to build out 3D touchless gesture controlled apps. Like...
08:25 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget A closer look at Apple's new Mac Pro workstation (hands-on)
We know, we know: everyone who's seen it says it looks like a trashcan. But surely there's something else to say about Apple's new Mac Pro workstation, right? The thing is, until now, any tech blogge...
08:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Google Transparency Report: government takedown requests are on the rise
Google's Transparency Reports shed light on how often governments across the globe request the removal of content, and the company's latest is especially interesting given the intense focus on the NS...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
Fair warning, we're in the eye of the storm here, people. It's that dead period between Black Friday and CES, where the tech world kind of sort of closes shop, but while everyone else is preparing fo...
07:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget SwiftKey update simplifies setup process, adds festive keyboard theme
SwiftKey's spreading a little Christmas cheer today, having updated its popular keyboard app for Android with a festive "Ice" theme. In addition to looking generally chilly, the theme frames letter p...
07:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Nokia Black update brings imaging enhancements to Lumia 1020 today
Nokia likes to bundle Microsoft's Windows Phone updates with a set of its own improvements specific to the Lumia line, and the latest such version -- known as the Black update -- is finally making it...
06:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Dolphin Zero Android browser protects your privacy, hides your shame
The latest mobile browser from the team at Dolphin promises "the highest level of privacy possible." A big claim, to be sure, but privacy is unquestionably Dolphin Zero's central focus, auto deleting...
06:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Facebook Home update to bring new lockscreen and gestures to select Android phones
Facebook hasn't forgotten Home, the Android launcher that originally came out this past April and has trickled out to a few select handsets since. The social network just posted a video showing an up...
06:23 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Verizon's 2013 Droid line now does KitKat
Maybe it was the marketing or the battery life, or just an aggressively convincing Verizon rep -- but whatever the reason, you chose a 2013 Droid over Motorola's fine Moto X. And then, maybe you kick...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget BitTorrent's peer-to-peer Chat service will use strong encryption to protect your identity
In the NSA age, being paranoid really doesn't mean they're not out to get you, so placating your fears has suddenly become a cottage industry. BitTorrent, for one, has just spilled more beans about C...
05:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Shazam for iPhone can now listen for songs and shows in the background
Ever rush to identify a song with Shazam with your phone, only to be frustrated as the tune ends before you've even reached into your pocket? That won't be a concern with the latest update to Shazam'...
05:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Wired's LED-powered Moto X ad lets you try custom colors before you buy
Designing compelling interactive ads for web is hardly a challenge for experienced marketers, but engaging print magazine readers in a similar way requires significant creativity. One method is throu...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Livestream arrives on bigger iOS screens with new iPad-optimized app
Yes, Apple's mobile platform lets you use iPhone apps on the iPad, but there's nothing like having one that's designed to take advantage of the excess real estate found on a tablet's display. With th...
04:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Avenger Reflex aims to improve Xbox One and PS4 input times, looks bananas
Those Xbox One and PlayStation 4 gamepads you've got look a little underdressed, and not nearly enough like Batman. Thankfully, the Avenger Reflex is here to fix both issues in one fell swoop, append...
04:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Motorola shows how it could make smartwatches with flexible displays
Motorola has already filed for patents on both wrist-worn gadgets and flexible displays. Today, we're seeing what happens when the company merges the two technologies. A newly published patent applic...
03:54 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's first Xbox-exclusive documentary is digging up Atari's past
Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios will launch its first original documentary production next year, a film exploring the rise and fall of game industry legacy Atari. You read that right: a modern...
03:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Cyanogen gets serious about its OS aspirations, ponders a future in TV and wearables
It's been three months since Cyanogen announced it was stepping out as a profit-seeking business. Flush with $7 million in funding, the company has been pushing harder than ever to achieve its goal o...
03:09 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Europe's billion-pixel camera blasts into space to snap the galaxy
When thinking about powerful cameras, most gadget nuts would be happy with a Lumia 1020 or a 5D Mark III, but neither of those can match what's just left the planet. The European Space Agency has lau...
02:35 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Zeebox update for iOS lets you follow TV show news before the air date
Zeebox's value as a TV show companion usually fades quickly once the credits start rolling, but it should be useful around the clock in the wake of the latest iOS app update. A fresh My TV feature le...
02:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Early Valve Steam Machine easily torn down by team iFixit
It looks like tearing apart a Steam Machine apart is infinitely easier than getting your hands on one. Luckily iFixit had one of few fortunate beta testers on its crew, so they naturally proceeded to...
01:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget UK adult content filters inadvertently block online education and medical resources
We've all fallen victim to the pedantic e-mail filter that denies the existence of Scunthorpe and refuses to let you order Shitake Mushrooms, but the situation just got a whole lot worse in the UK. T...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget PPL Connect makes physical phones virtual, is now available via open beta to Android users
Your phone is a prisoner. No, it's not chained to a particular cell, but it is confined to whatever handset your SIM is stuffed into. PPL Connect wants to free your phone from that confinement throug...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget PPLConnect makes physical phones virtual, is now available via open beta to Android users
Your phone is a prisoner. No, it's not chained to a particular cell, but it is confined to whatever handset your SIM is stuffed into. PPLConnect wants to free your phone from that confinement through...
12:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Google's charity donation app comes to iOS for the holidays
It's the season of giving, and this year, iOS users will be entitled to share the love with Google's One Today app. Each day, users will be shown the details of a different non-profit and encouraged ...
11:28 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget LG's webOS Smart TV tipped to arrive at CES
Remember when LG bought the festering remains of the once proud webOS project from HP with the plan to add it to Smart TVs? Nearly a year later and it looks as if the company is ready to show off the...
10:32 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Drivable 500,000 piece Lego car runs on compressed air, insanity (video)
If you're still stuck on that Lego Mindstorm EV3 project, then you might have a tiny inkling of how the folks from the Super Awesome Micro Project feel. They've just pieced together a car with 500,00...
09:44 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Big update for Final Cut Pro brings improved support for 4K and the new Mac Pro
As Apple's finally put its redesigned Mac Pro up for sale, the company's also seen fit to update editing software Final Cut Pro. Version 10.1 optimizes rendering and playback for the new Mac, but for...
09:11 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Apple's new Mac Pro now on sale, will ship by December 30th
After months of waiting, Apple's new Mac Pro is now available to order through its online store. Coming just a day after the company announced the availability of the trashcan-shaped desktop, the qua...
08:33 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget British Airways is first European airline to allow electronics use during takeoff and landing
Following the wave of US airlines that changed policy after the FAA reassessed the rules, British Airways is letting passengers keep their electronic devices switched on for the entirety of their fli...
08:33 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget British Airways now allows electronics use during takeoff and landing
Following the wave of US airlines that changed policy after the FAA reassessed the rules, British Airways is letting passengers keep their electronic devices switched on for the entirety of their fli...
07:46 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Olloclip runs its 3-in-1 lens through the color machine for the iPhone 5c
Folks who bought an iPhone 5c because they honest to goodness love color probably won't settle for drab accessories. So, in order to suit these users' festive tastes, Olloclip jazzed up its popular 3...
06:49 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget 500px photo-sharing app updated with metadata editor and refreshed UI on iOS
If you're more likely to tweak your photos in Light Room than Instagram, you might want to take note of 500px's latest mobile update. The high-end photo-sharing app now lets you edit EXIF metadata, t...
05:40 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Samsung has its own 105-inch, ultrawidescreen UHD TV to show at CES
Samsung couldn't possibly let its Korean rival LG jump ahead in the race to produce astoundingly large super high res televisions we can't afford, and as such has unveiled its own 105-inch, ultrawide...
04:56 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Netflix teases 4K streaming straight to UHD TVs, expect details at CES next month
Netflix has been talking up its ability to stream Ultra HD resolution video (demonstrated at the last CES with a local video feed, as seen above), and CPO Neil Hunt reiterated those "next year" promi...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Sony QX lens cameras get full HD video capture and boosted ISO in firmware update
Photographers who prefer Sony's WiFi-equipped cameras are about to get a pair of very welcome updates. In January, both the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras will receive firmware upgrades that bump their ...
04:00 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Sony QX lens cameras get full HD video capture and boosted ISO in new firmware (update: available)
Photographers who prefer Sony's WiFi-equipped cameras are about to get a pair of very welcome updates. In January, both the QX10 and QX100 lens cameras will receive firmware upgrades that bump their ...
03:09 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Vine for Android comes to Gingerbread phones, but only for viewing
Android fans running Gingerbread no longer have to sit out the Vine video craze. An updated Vine app now supports playback on the 2010-era Google OS, giving the many people using older Android phones...
02:00 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget LG's 105-inch, 21:9 curved UHD TV is wide enough to be a tanning bed
LG already has a big 77-inch curved Ultra HD OLED TV, but why stop there? The Korean company has just announced that it will be unveiling a 105-inch version at CES next month, but with a twist: this ...
01:14 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Flickr's redesign continues with a new style for embedding pics on other websites
The new look of Flickr is ready to surface in other spots on the web, now that Yahoo's photo site has rolled out a new style for embedded photos. Enabled by default if you're using the preview UI, th...
12:20 am -05 - Thu, December 19, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music source code suggests browser uploads coming soon
Right now if you want to upload your stash of tunes to Google Play Music, you have to download Music Manager, an application that hooks into your computer's hard drive so that you can transfer select...
11:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Select Ting customers can now enjoy Sprint's Spark LTE
Wireless service provider Ting is launching four devices that support Sprint's Spark enhanced LTE service. Ting, an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that runs on Sprint's nationwide network, wi...
10:52 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget NSA review group tells Obama to ditch bulk phone surveillance
2013 has been a hard year for the White House. It's been working overtime to try and manage the PR nightmare sparked by Edward Snowden's NSA whistleblowing -- fighting the outcry of angry citizens, C...
10:22 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Microsoft pulls Surface Pro 2 update after reports of battery and installation problems
We hope you weren't quick to leap on the Surface Pro 2 update that popped up last week; if you were, you may be regretting it for a while. The company has pulled the upgrade following reports of both...
09:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Study proves that you can secretly hijack an older Mac's webcam
If you believe common wisdom, it shouldn't be possible to take over most webcams without alerting users. The indicator LED is supposed to be hack-proof, after all. However, a pair of Johns Hopkins re...
09:10 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Touchless music game lets you create jittery drum and bass with your face
If there was one ubiquitous item at NYU's ITP Winter Show, it was the Kinect. Countless projects were built around the Microsoft-made sensor. Max Ma's Touchless, which he built with a ton of help fro...
08:38 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget AMC's Yeah! interactive streaming movie service comes to iPad tomorrow
AMC Networks launched its Yeah! streaming service at SXSW 2013, and this week's debut marks the first major update since the platform's introduction back in March. Yeah! will be coming to iPad tomorr...
08:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Meizu plans to begin selling smartphones in the US next year
Meizu, a smartphone company based out of China, has been on the scene for a long time -- it just hasn't officially made its way to the United States (outside of a few online importers, of course). Me...
07:50 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Updated Vine for Windows Phone lets you save clips as drafts
Although Vine launched on Windows Phone with many core features intact, it didn't come with a draft mode -- if you switched tasks, your hard work (six seconds of it, anyway) went out the window. That...
07:27 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget First alien moon possibly spotted 1,800 light years away
Exoplanets are seemingly easy to find these days, but their moons have been all too elusive -- at least, until now. Researchers at the University of Notre Dame claim to have spotted what may be the f...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Google Glass update brings The Wall Street Journal, storm warnings and RSS to your face
Sure, you've read The Wall Street Journal, but can you really say you've experienced it until you've experienced it #throughglass? The Dow Jones-published paper is among the latest batch of Glassware...
05:24 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Sweden fines pirate $650,000 for illegally sharing a single film
Sure, it's no Somalia, but Sweden's been fighting plenty of its own battles against piracy -- of the digital variety. The former home of Pirate Bay, the infamous online repository for everything the ...
04:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Amazon Storybuilder beta puts your screenplay ideas in the cloud
Aspiring screenwriters don't have many great choices for simple, purpose-built apps: What exists is frequently expensive, overkill or both. Amazon may shake things up with its new Storybuilder beta, ...
04:26 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget 3D systems buys a piece of Xerox to expand 3D printing empire
We're a mere weeks from 2014, and here's a sign of the times: a 3D printing company has just picked up a piece of Xerox, a name that's still a bit hard for many to divorce from images of office print...
04:26 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget 3D Systems buys a piece of Xerox to expand 3D-printing empire
We're mere weeks from 2014, and here's a sign of the times: A 3D-printing company has just picked up a piece of Xerox, a name that's still a bit hard for many to divorce from images of office printer...
04:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 048 - 12.17.13
While the overall state of news has been sparse, the ever-vigilant Daniel Cooper and his co-hosts have managed to find some choice topics to chew the fat over this week. Sharif delivers his first-per...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget ASUS VivoTab Note 8 leak hints at a cheap, pen-toting Windows 8.1 tablet
Dell's Venue 8 Pro may soon get some fresh competition. Mobile Geeks has discovered some imagery (albeit of the heavily pixellated variety) and full specs for ASUS' VivoTab Note 8, an entry-level Win...
03:05 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget You may be able to make in-flight calls next year, but not on Delta
In a company-wide memo sent to 80,000 Delta employees this morning, CEO Richard Anderson put his foot down on the issue of in-flight passenger calls. His definitive statement, "Delta will not allow c...
02:55 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Smokio electronic cigarette may be the first time 'smart' and 'smoking' have been used in the same sentence
Well, you had to see this coming right? Someone was bound to connect an electronic cigarette sooner or later. Smokio's bring its e-cigarette to market along with apps for iOS and Android, so you can ...
02:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Vivo Xplay 3S unveiled with a 6-inch 2K display, powerful audio amp and fingerprint reader
We came away rather impressed with the Vivo Xplay from China, so today's launch of its successor, the Xplay 3S (which is a bit odd as there was never an "Xplay 2"), is something that we've been looki...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget 'NES Remix' takes classic NES games and...remixes them for Wii U
NES Remix is a new game collection from Nintendo for the Wii U that takes 16 classic Nintendo games -- from Super Mario Bros. to The Legend of Zelda -- and picks specific pieces of them for remixing....
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget 'NES Remix' takes classic NES games and...remixes them for Wii U, available today for $15
NES Remix is a new game collection from Nintendo for the Wii U that takes 16 classic Nintendo games -- from Super Mario Bros. to The Legend of Zelda -- and picks specific pieces of them for remixing....
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Glyph is a high-res wearable display headed to Kickstarter for $499
We were sold on Avegant's retinal head-mounted display even when it looked like this, but the company's latest reveal has us throwing balls of cash at the screen. The consumer version will be branded...
01:37 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Apple's new Mac Pro will finally go on sale December 19th
We knew it was coming, now it's almost here. Apple has confirmed that its new Mac Pro will go on sale from tomorrow, starting at $3,000. For that, you'll get a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon CPU ("with Turbo ...
01:26 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Single-charger standard proposed for laptops to reduce e-waste, frustration
The group that successfully pushed for a common smartphone charging-connection (in Europe) now has its sights on a bigger target: laptops. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) recently...
12:53 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Spotify's Android and desktop apps get a fresh coat of paint and new artist pages
If you've just noticed that Spotify on your Mac or Android device looks different, you're not seeing things: there are new updates for both platforms. On Android, the tweaks are quite small, with a n...
12:13 pm -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Yes, this is dog: No More Woof aims to translate canine thoughts into human speech
Head over to Indiegogo today and you'll find a particularly wacky (and risky) project bidding for your investment. It's a device that goes by the name of No More Woof, which admittedly sounds like it...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Viber continues to expand as it rolls out Windows 8 app
Fresh off of the announcement that it's now allowing users to make calls to any mobile or landline number, Viber today is reaching yet another platform by way of a Windows 8 application. Aside from p...
10:16 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Australian watchdog forces Apple to offer 24-month warranties as standard
Apple's had its hand slapped over its product warranties more times than it cares to remember. In its latest brush with competition regulators, the company has been hit with a court order from the Au...
09:20 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Google Play Movies expands to Jamaica, New Zealand and ten other regions
If your local Blockbuster just shut down or you can't get Netflix in your nation, there's always Google Play's Movies. It's now available in nearly double the countries it was yesterday and 27 total,...
08:31 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Twitter for BlackBerry 10 scores BBM integration and timeline photo previews
It's no secret that Twitter for BB10 still needs a lot of polishing, and the latest attempt to make it shine brings BBM integration and other new features. Now, you can automatically update your stat...
07:43 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Real Racing 3 finally gives players a taste of live competition on iOS
Real Racing 3's time-shift multiplayer mode was a great addition to the game, but the latest update for iOS makes playing with friends even better. Now, aside from being able to face the car ghosts o...
07:07 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Evernote for Android graced with refined note editing, external keyboard support
Sure, the year might be winding down, but the folks at Evernote have still managed to sneak in another update for their Android app. By wielding the upgraded application, users can edit notes without...
06:23 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Flipboard launches direct sharing on iOS, makes magazines from your friends' suggestions
If you've ever stumbled across a Flipboard article that you just had to share with the world, you'll want to grab the iOS app's latest update. The new version lets you share articles directly from th...
04:46 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Dish and Sprint to trial fixed LTE broadband in Texas
Dish may already be testing wireless broadband in Virginia, but it's not content to stop there. The TV provider has just partnered with Sprint on an upcoming trial of fixed LTE service in Corpus Chri...
03:49 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Xbox 360 Time Warner Cable app finally gets video-on-demand
It's been an excruciatingly long wait for Xbox 360-faithful wanting Time Warner Cable video-on-demand -- especially considering Roku has had it since March -- but the feature has finally arrived. Nat...
02:58 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Mac and iOS users can now gift iBooks
Your chances of buying tangible gifts for the holidays may be fading fast, but your digital options are now wider than ever. Apple has just enabled full gift support on the iBookstore for both iOS an...
02:38 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Kindle for Android adds Collections to help organize your e-library
If you've bought quite a library of Kindle books for yourself, you might have a chore scrolling through the lot to find the one you want. Thankfully for Android users, you can now organize your readi...
01:54 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Opera Max beta compresses most of the data going through your Android device
Opera's mobile browsers are quite popular because of their ability to compress data, but it's unfortunately been limited to just that -- the browser itself. This becomes less and less useful as smart...
01:20 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Samsung's sound lab, the gadgets of 2013, HFR movies 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...
12:47 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget BLU unveils two budget Android phones with 3G on more North American carriers
BLU Products' unlocked smartphones have only been truly useful in North America when using bigger carriers like AT&T and Rogers, but the company is giving us a few more choices today. Its new Adv...
12:11 am -05 - Wed, December 18, 2013
Engadget LG's 21.5-inch Chromebase all-in-one puts ChromeOS on the desktop
Besides Samsung's Chromebox series ChromeOS has appeared mostly on laptops, but now LG is ready to put its new Chromebase up against Apple's iMac and Windows-based all-in-one desktop PCs. According t...
11:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Soundrop's social music listening comes to Android
Soundrop's communal listening experience is at last available on Android. As with the iOS app, music lovers can sign into a paid Deezer or Spotify account and join rooms with themed playlists; from t...
11:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Relightable Dome creates interactive images where you control the light source
Stitching together a bunch of images to create a single picture is hardly a new concept. Panoramas are old hat, and Google is even using 360-degree photos to help guide your shopping decisions. But a...
10:50 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Dropbox for Android now lets you share folders with friends
Dropbox members no longer have to wait until they're at a desktop to share a whole folder. An updated Dropbox for Android lets users both invite others to shared folders and manage the relevant permi...
10:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Mailbox for iOS now handles your iCloud or Yahoo email account
Mailbox has only handled Gmail since launch, but compulsive email checkers finally have a few more account options thanks to an update. The iOS app now supports both iCloud addresses (including me.co...
10:07 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Tech sector CEOs meet with Obama and Biden to demand NSA reform
It's not been a particularly good year for the National Security Agency, what with Edward Snowden revealing how pervasive its domestic surveillance is, and the outrage and concern those revelations e...
09:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget The Desolation of Smaug shows Peter Jackson still hasn't perfected HFR
Peter Jackson's introduction of high frame-rates (HFR) in Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey caused him an unexpected headache: many filmgoers hated the new tech. Those folks found that the hyper-realisti...
09:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Google Glass XE 12 update lets you wink to capture photos, adds new Hangouts and YouTube glassware
MyGlass for iOS isn't the only big news to come out of Google's Glass camp today. Turns out, the company's issuing a major update, dubbed XE 12, for the intelligent eyewear that not only makes the co...
09:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget You can now tweet O2 for account information thanks to #Tweetserve
Here's an interesting, if somewhat unusual, approach to helping customers: European mobile service provider O2 is rolling out a "Tweetserve" program to provide assistance to users on Twitter. Once yo...
08:48 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget EE teases the LG G Flex's 2014 launch with in-store displays across the UK
Taking a page from the "you always want what you can't have" playbook, UK carrier EE will be showcasing LG's G Flex smartphone in some of its stores starting this Friday, December 20th. Don't expect ...
08:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Got wood? Moto Maker does and it'll cost you $100 extra
Motorola promised us Moto X's made of wood many moons ago, and the day has finally arrived. Folks who like their electronics built of more... sustainable materials can head on over to the Moto Maker ...
08:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Meta Pro promises Tony Stark-style computing with a $3,000 pair of sunglasses
As opposed to the rudimentary capabilities of the current king of wearables, Google Glass, a company called Meta is building a full-fledged augmented reality computing platform into a pair of aviator...
07:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Latest Android update for the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition fixes major bugs
As Android updates go, version 4.4.2 shouldn't get anyone hot under the collar -- it's mostly just bug fixes and software removals. But in the case of the Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition, the requis...
07:19 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Former Microsoft Office exec Kurt DelBene will rebuild HealthCare.gov
Leading Microsoft is arguably the toughest (and most up-for-grabs) job in tech right now, but salvaging a catastrophic government website launch is a close runner-up. The White House has tapped Kurt ...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget On The Gadget Table: the products that defined 2013
The snow is falling, the trees are all lit up and servers everywhere are beginning to groan under the strain of last-minute shopping sprees. It's beginning to look a lot like Gadget Table time. To ce...
06:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget GeForce Experience update brings Twitch game streaming
NVIDIA's GeForce Experience may not be tremendously popular with PC gamers, but it's about to get more traction now that its Twitch streaming is finally available in beta. An updated app lets any pla...
06:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Microsoft will have a new CEO 'in the early part of 2014'
With roughly nine months to go until Microsoft's unforgettably demonstrative CEO Steve Ballmer steps down, the hunt is on for his replacement. Will it be incoming Nokia CEO Stephen Elop? Maybe Ford's...
06:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Now iOS users can control Google Glass remotely with MyGlass companion app
For a while there, Google's Glass was really only for the Android population since the eyewear required compatible devices running the MyGlass app for activation and the full suite of features. Not s...
06:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Now iOS users can control Google Glass remotely with MyGlass companion app (update)
For a while there, Google's Glass was really only for the Android population since the eyewear required compatible devices running the MyGlass app for activation and the full suite of features. Not s...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung is reshaping its identity one note at a time
A car barrels across a highway, accompanied by a gently stirring orchestral movement. Wait, it speeds away in silence. Actually, it's careering along to a rapid drumbeat and a brutal string arrangeme...
05:53 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Roku 3 finally snags an official YouTube app, support for additional models is on the way
The lack of a YouTube app has been a massive hole in the content lineup of Roku's otherwise well-rounded media streamers, but no more. YouTube just announced that Roku 3 players in the US, Canada, UK...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Xbox One cuts out the middle man, gets live TV directly with Verizon's FiOS app
The Xbox One is built to blend with its owner's existing TV-watching setup thanks to the HDMI-in, but customers with Verizon FiOS TV can sidestep that entirely. FiOS has launched a version of its app...
05:24 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Fully wearable Iron Man Mark III suit is made to 3D printed order for $35,000
We joked yesterday about finding the perfect gift for that eccentric billionaire (or millionaire, or really just any "rich" person) in your life, but nothing truly says money to burn like your very o...
04:57 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Now you can search Steam by games with virtual reality headset support
Assuredly tired of trawling news sites and forums to find games with virtual reality headset support, the fine folks of Valve recently added a search filter to the widely used Steam game store for ga...
04:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget The original Tomb Raider is now available on iOS for $1
Perhaps you saw the lush TressFX in the latest Tomb Raider game and thought, "Man, I'd sure like to go back to the way things were, back when Lara Croft's hair was little more than a brown object aff...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Alcohoot smartphone breathalyzer shipping now for $119
It's no match for knocking back a few Diet Cokes in lieu of libations before getting behind the wheel, but if you can't avoid having a beer or two before driving home, getting a read on your blood al...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win an iPad mini courtesy of Numbridge!
The holidays are upon us and the New Year is rapidly approaching, so it's probably time to ditch the cryptic text messages and get on the horn for a proper chat with friends and family. The folks at ...
03:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Google and HP recall overheating Chromebook 11 chargers
Google and HP may have already put the brakes on Chromebook 11 sales due to overheating chargers, but there are many Americans who still own the risky equipment. Accordingly, the two companies have j...
03:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget KUBI telepresence robot arm for tablets now shipping, starting from $399
It was almost a year ago when we checked out Revolve Robotics' KUBI, a motorized tablet cradle that lets you remotely pan and tilt your device -- via an iOS app (Android version coming soon) or web p...
02:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Now TV app brings Sky Sports to Apple TV in the UK
UK Apple TV owners can now access live sport following the launch of a Sky Sports app from Now TV. Already available on smartphones, tablets, consoles and its own set-top box, Now TV's Sky Sports Day...
02:25 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Apple includes Ridiculous Fishing and Wunderlist in its top iOS and OS X apps of 2013
As is tradition near the end of the year, we look back on our most recent lap around the sun and try to forget all those resolutions we didn't meet. Today, Apple's the one in a reflective mood, havin...
02:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Edward Snowden reminds the world that he's still homeless
While the US justice system slowly begins to digest everything Edward Snowden revealed about the NSA, the whistleblower himself remains stateless and living under temporary asylum in Russia. In an op...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget PointGrab will let you control devices and appliances by pointing at them
The future of motion and gesture control is quickly approaching, and a few companies are already working hard to make this kind of a tech not just a reality, but also practical for general consumers....
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Fedora 20 Heisenbug arrives with ARM support and smarter virtual machines
Red Hat wants to be ready for a world of ARM-powered PCs, and it just took a big step toward that goal by releasing Fedora 20 Heisenbug. The Linux distribution now supports ARM as a main platform; us...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Fedora 20 targets enterprise and mobile with improved ARM and virtual machine support
On both desktops and servers, Fedora has seen popularity slip behind relative Linux new comers like Ubuntu and Mint. But Red Hat knows its strength lies in the enterprise, where its impressive securi...
01:50 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Google's 2013 Zeitgeist includes Mandela, iPhones and a 3D trend map (video)
Google is back again with its annual list of the most popular searches of the year -- only this time, with a 3D twist. In addition to old-fashioned 2D charts, the internet giant's 2013 Zeitgeist incl...
01:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget AT&T signs deal with EE to offer 4G data roaming in the UK
AT&T's mission to provide superfast data outside of the US has been given another big boost, courtesy of EE. The UK carrier announced today that it has become the first domestic provider to offer...
12:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung's HomeSync media hub will play nice with non-Samsung Android devices
If ever a product needed to work harder to justify its price tag, it'd be Samsung's new $299 HomeSync box. Fortunately, the manufacturer seems to be self-aware enough to make some changes: the Androi...
11:21 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Facebook confirms autoplay video ads are coming to your News Feed
They've been a long time coming, but Facebook's new video ads are finally here. Confirming an earlier report from the Wall Street Journal that said they'd launch this week, the company said it will s...
10:44 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Opera's iPad browser loses navigation buttons, gains lockscreen music controls
Since it's launch in September, Opera's iPad-centric browser Coast has struggled to remain as visible as some of its more popular mobile apps. In an attempt to breathe some life into the app, the com...
07:58 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget LG launching its first 4K monitor in January with 31-inch ultra-widescreen panel
LG's monitor division has been zigging lately while it's competitors zagged, as it's eschewed regular widescreen in favor 21:9 ultra-widescreen models. It's now made the same interesting choice for i...
07:06 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy GamePad brings precision Android controls to Europe first
Well, that took awhile. Remember the first-party gamepad Samsung trotted out at the Galaxy S4 unveiling? It's finally ready for release -- in Europe. The months of extra development don't seem wasted...
06:37 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget WSJ: Facebook's autoplaying video ads launch this week
After months of rumors, the Wall Street Journal claims Facebook will finally launch video ads on the web and mobile devices later this week -- a move we figured would happen soon now that it's splash...
05:37 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Plex Media Server arrives on Windows Phone 8, free for Nokia devices for the first month
While Plex has been busy updating its media server software for iOS and Android, it's sadly neglected Microsoft's mobile OS since its debut on Windows Phone 7 nearly two years ago. That changes today...
04:23 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Ex-Oppo exec reveals new company OnePlus, plans to make 'the perfect smartphone'
When Pete Lau resigned as VP of Chinese electronics maker Oppo, it was accompanied by rumors that he was going to build his own tech company. Well, whoever spread those rumors spoke the truth, becaus...
02:19 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet review, 3D printed speakers, Windows Phone 8.1 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...
12:55 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Clack-Clack FACE gives a typewriter new life as a text-based portrait painter
There's something oddly romantic about taking a piece of archaic technology and giving it new life as a work of 21st century art. Take the Royal Empress typewriter you see above. This particular mode...
12:15 am -05 - Tue, December 17, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 16th - 22nd)
Time is running out on 2013, and as the year comes to a close most of the high-profile TV shows are taking off on their winter break. This week we're looking forward to individual releases of the cla...
11:50 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Federal court ruling against NSA phone surveillance isn't quite what it seems
A federal district court judge in Washington DC issued a preliminary injunction today in a case regarding the NSA's practice of collecting phone call metadata. In doing so, Judge Richard Leon essenti...
11:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Google reportedly testing smart thermostats in 'EnergySense' program
Google called it quits on a smart thermostat two years ago, but it looks like the company couldn't resist circling back to the idea. According to two of The Information's sources and a document revie...
10:17 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Nielsen: Users embracing smartphone apps while ditching traditional web services
'Tis the season for year-end lists and summaries galore, and Nielsen is no exception to this rule. The company has just released its list of the top 10 web brands, online video brands and smartphone ...
09:33 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1 comes to China Mobile with more memory and minor hardware changes
Three months after the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1, the flagship smartphone is coming to China Mobile -- but the handset as we currently know it isn't making the trip. This particular device (shown ...
08:55 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget San Francisco starts offering free WiFi, but only on Market Street
San Francisco promised city-scale free WiFi nearly seven years ago, and today it's finally acting on that promise -- if not quite with the same ambition it had in 2007. The city is now offering up to...
08:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Twitter's promoted accounts might start showing up within your timeline
By now, you're most likely used to seeing promoted tweets (that's fancy for "sponsored ads") appear in your highly curated Twitter timeline. But promoted accounts? That's the stuff best left banished...
08:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Twitter's promoted accounts might start showing up in your timeline
By now, you're most likely used to seeing promoted tweets (that's fancy for "sponsored ads") appear in your highly curated Twitter timeline. But promoted accounts? That's the stuff best left banished...
07:42 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Cornell 3D prints a working speaker -- coils, magnets and all
From the sound if it, it's not a very good speaker. But then, that's not quite the point. What's particularly cool there is that a team of Cornell researchers created the whole thing using 3D printer...
07:05 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Nokia's all-in-one Camera app expands to entire Lumia range with new beta
Devices with the PureView tag attached have not only the best shooters in Nokia's Lumia range, but also exclusive access to the relatively new Nokia Camera app. Today, though, that latter privilege i...
06:34 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Sony begins Android 4.3 rollout for Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra
Sony's just announced an upgrade to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) for the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, and it's tacking on some of its own enhancements along with the standard performance tweaks. The sup...
06:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Sprint's LTE roll out gains momentum with addition of 70 new markets
It's been a long slog for LTE latecomer Sprint, but the Hesse-led operator's finally kicking into high gear and getting that 4G coverage out to a significant chink of its nationwide subscriber base. ...
06:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Sprint's LTE rollout gains momentum with addition of 70 new markets
It's been a long slog for LTE latecomer Sprint, but the Hesse-led operator's finally kicking into high gear and getting that 4G coverage out to a significant chink of its nationwide subscriber base. ...
05:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Cyrus Lyric plays high-grade audio from seemingly any source
Cyrus' new Lyric series music players may look like inkjet printers, but don't judge them on their looks -- they may be ideal hubs for audiophile-grade living room audio. Both the Lyric 05 (80W per c...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Dell Venue 8 Pro review: a good Windows tablet, but wait for the bug fixes
And then there were... four? Once considered a novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovo has one; so does Toshiba; and Acer is already on its second. Not to be left out, Dell recentl...
04:52 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 reportedly getting a Notification Center and personal assistant
With each new update, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform resolves more and more concerns that we've had ever since its initial launch three years ago. According to Tom Warren at The Verge, Microsoft ...
04:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget $10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One
What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailed Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling just that in its Lond...
03:47 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Notion Ink launches oddball tablet with edge-mounted ticker display
For every successful gadget, there's countless devices that will slip away from your memory mere months after they've launched. Most will wind up rotting on the shelves next to Justin Guarini's album...
03:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Minecraft creeps to PlayStation 3 on December 17th
The extensive console exclusivity period Microsoft enjoyed with Minecaft on Xbox 360 is coming to a close, as the first-person world-building game digs in on PlayStation 3 tomorrow. Like its 360 bret...
02:50 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Amazon shooting 2014 original series lineup in 4K
Set top boxes everywhere just cried out in agony. Amazon announced this morning that its full lineup of 2014 series will be shot in 4K. The retailer-turned-TV-studio likely considers the move a bit o...
02:32 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget 'Breaking Bad' spin-off 'Better Call Saul' will be a Netflix exclusive in Europe and Latin America
Despite its popularity and critical acclaim, Breaking Bad had difficulty finding a broadcaster that respected the show on the other side of the pond. For the final season, however, Netflix began rele...
01:24 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Small winged bot flies autonomously for nine minutes, still can't find a mate
Many robots can fly, but only a few forsake rotors for more natural, if inefficient means of propulsion. These flapping bots have interested folks at the Delft University of Technology for many years...
12:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget LG finally joins the Spotify Smart TV party
Spotify has been available on a number of LG's home theater products since March, but only now are Smart TV owners getting the chance to enjoy it on their flatscreens. The company announced today tha...
11:02 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Physical buttons make a comeback in Samsung's low-end Galaxy Core Advance
The rugged Galaxy S 4 Active had them, and so did the lesser-known Xcover2. But all-physical navigation buttons are becoming rarer on Samsung phones nowadays, and that's why our eyes were drawn to th...
09:10 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Huawei's Honor brand challenges Xiaomi with 3X and 3C low-cost phones
Huawei's known for its Ascend smartphones around the world, but back in late 2011, the company also started toying with a small Honor series for select budget markets. Fast forward to today, the latt...
04:26 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget How would you change Toshiba's Satellite U845?
When you're building a laptop to a price point, there's a fine line between success and failure. Take the Toshiba Satellite U845, an Ultrabook priced at the reasonably slender $750. When we placed it...
03:17 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget LG launches GX smartphone in Korea with 5.5-inch display, Snapdragon 600
Expecting a lazy Sunday night? You aren't thinking globally: it's midday in Korea, and LG's announcing a new large-screened smartphone. The LG GX features a wide 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, a quad-...
02:07 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget DataWind's 7-inch UbiSlate tablet heads to UK, starts at 30
Remember the Aakash 2, India's $40 educational slate? It's finally making its way to the western world. The school-bound slab's manufacturer updated its UK website with three commercial variants of t...
02:07 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget DataWind's 7-inch UbiSlate tablet heads to UK, starts at 30 (update: US too)
Remember the Aakash 2, India's $40 educational slate? It's finally making its way to the western world. The school-bound slab's manufacturer updated its UK website with three commercial variants of t...
12:57 am -05 - Mon, December 16, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Instagram Direct, Jawbone Up24 review, Samsung's EMC lab and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Amazon puts Kindle Fire HDX on interest-free payment plan, starting at $57
Short on cash? Amazon wants to sell you a Kindle Fire HDX anyway. As of today, you can pick up the shopping giant's flagship slate on a quarterly payment plan. Naturally, the amount of each installme...
09:04 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget IRL: Trading in the Sonos Play:3 for Korus' V600 and V400 wireless speakers
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. Sonos might...
07:25 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Steam Machines beta testers start receiving hardware, teasing the less fortunate
Unless you're part of a select group of beta testers (or happen to be handy with Linux), you're probably reading this in a home without access to a Steam Machine. Wondering what you're missing out on...
07:25 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Steam Machine beta testers start receiving hardware, teasing the less fortunate
Unless you're part of a select group of beta testers (or happen to be handy with Linux), you're probably reading this in a home without access to a Steam Machine. Wondering what you're missing out on...
05:26 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: NASA goes virtual at CES
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. In the week's leading up to the biggest g...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: 'Saltygloo,' 3D-printed lingerie and a Christmas tree made from 365 wooden sleighs
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.The 3D-printing craze was in full effect this week. No lon...
05:08 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Netflix for Android update brings support for individual profiles and queues, better search
Netflix rolled out support for multiple individual streaming profiles within a single account a few months ago, but until now its Android app has been among the platforms that still didn't recognize ...
03:01 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget China's Jade Rabbit rover lands on the Moon
China has just entered a very exclusive club -- it's now the third country to have soft-landed vehicles on the Moon. Its Chang'e 3 lander and accompanying Jade Rabbit rover successfully reached our c...
03:01 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget China's Jade Rabbit rover lands on the Moon (Update: pictures)
China has just entered a very exclusive club -- it's now the third country to have soft-landed vehicles on the Moon. Its Chang'e 3 lander and accompanying Jade Rabbit rover successfully reached our c...
12:03 am -05 - Sun, December 15, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 12.14.13: who cares if intelligent life is out there, when everything's just a hologram
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.There are big questions, and then there are big questions. Pastrami or ham? That's a big question. Soli...
09:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: inside a sexcam studio, the death of a content farm
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...
08:12 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget NASA underwater testing slimmer suits for spacewalking on asteroids (video)
In a tank of water in Texas, NASA's busily testing its wardrobe for a future Armageddon-esque mission. The space agency has been taking advantage of its Neutral Buoyancy Lab near the Johnson Space Ce...
04:43 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget NSA can decode many GSM cellphone calls
The NSA may say that its phone surveillance efforts focus on metadata rather than the associated calls, but we now know that the agency can listen to many of those conversations whenever it wants. Do...
02:49 pm -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget As Google slowly preps the Chromecast ecosystem, waves of new apps are on the way
HBO Go, Songza and Pandora are about to get more company on Chromecast, according to a Gigaom interview with Google's VP of product management Mario Queiroz where he stated additional waves of apps a...
10:49 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget New BMW M4, Ford Mustang get their first drive in Gran Turismo and Need for Speed
One great thing about racing games is that they give you a way to drive new and fancy cars anytime without having to sell a limb or two. The recently released Gran Turismo 6 and EA's Need for Speed: ...
05:58 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget Google acquires Boston Dynamics, the robot builder behind Big Dog and Cheetah
The New York Times reports tonight that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, builder of terrifying walking robots DARPA-related projects like WildCat/Cheetah, Atlas, Petman and Big Dog. Andy Rubin br...
04:51 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget Peter Jackson promises improved high frame rate showing for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The first Hobbit movie served as a debut for 48fps "high frame rate" movies, and found a cool reception from critics and many fans. This time around, as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theat...
02:01 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget Google says Android app permission manager was released by mistake, removes it from latest update
Remember that "Apps Ops" feature Google snuck into Android 4.3? The company seems to have changed its mind. The feature was originally hidden, but when activated with a third party app it gave users ...
12:52 am -05 - Sat, December 14, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: New Nexus 5 hardware, Amazon Pantry, next-gen console sales 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...
11:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Valve's SteamOS is ready to download -- only Linux vets are encouraged to apply
Just as promised, Valve has made its first release of SteamOS available for downloads at the same time it ships out prototype Steam Machines to 300 beta testers. Based on the Debian 7.1 flavor of Lin...
10:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft set to launch first original programming for Xbox One in early 2014
Microsoft hopes its first wave of original TV programming for Xbox One will be out in early 2014, the company's president of entertainment and digital, Nancy Tellem tells Variety. At the latest, Redm...
10:31 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Microsoft set to launch original programming for Xbox One in early 2014
Microsoft hopes its first wave of original TV programming for Xbox One will be out in early 2014, the company's president of entertainment and digital, Nancy Tellem, tells Variety. At the latest, Red...
10:08 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Moto X Touchless Control update lets you speak your unlock code
You no longer have to give up some of the Moto X's voice commands if you want to rely on security codes. An update to the smartphone's Touchless Control app lets you speak a PIN code to unlock the de...
09:24 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 372 - 12.12.13
It's that time between Black Friday and CES when the news cycle becomes a snoozefest, but your intrepid host Brian Heater sallies forth into the abyss along with Terrence O'Brien and Sarah Silbert to...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget The best tablet deals of the week: 12.13.13
With Engadget's new tools, you can track price drops on thousands of devices every day, and once a week we feature some of the best deals right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offe...
08:28 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Skitch for Mac adds resolution controls for Retina display captures
Looking to save some space with those high-res screenshots you took on your Retina machine? Skitch for Mac now allows users to chose between 144 DPI and the regular 72 DPI screenshots on those more p...
07:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Skype brings picture in picture video calls to Android tablets
For Skype's latest Android update, the company turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: parent company Microsoft's Windows 8.1 OS. Specifically, the Skype team wanted to achieve a Snap View-like ...
07:09 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget SlingPlayer app arrives for Windows 8, costs $15 after free trial runs out
If you happen to own a Slingbox media streamer and a Windows 8.1/RT device, it's your lucky day. After announcing last month that a SlingPlayer app for Windows was on the way, it's now in the Windows...
06:11 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Google's Ingress to become a platform for other augmented reality games
Eventually, Google's Niantic Labs will have to wind down Ingress' storyline. However, that won't be the end of the developer's augmented reality efforts. Niantic tells The Verge that it's working on ...
05:46 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Lomography's Petzval lens ships to Kickstarter backers, pre-order it now for $599
If you ordered one of Lomography's Petzval lenses on Kickstarter for as little as $300, you'd be forgiven for feeling a bit smug right now. First off, you may get it soon since the first five hundred...
04:57 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Google Maps Navigation for Android makes its way to 25 more countries
Eager to go on a driving trip to an exotic locale? You'll be glad to hear that Google Maps Navigation is now available in 25 more countries. Most of the additions are in Africa, including Libya, Soma...
04:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget BT has a surprise for new subscribers: adult content is blocked by default
The UK government's been pushing ISPs to enable adult content filters by default for quite some time, and today BT has fulfilled its commitments, joining other major providers like TalkTalk and Sky. ...
03:14 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Isis Mobile Wallet now supports Wells Fargo Visa credit cards
Isis -- a joint mobile payment venture between AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon -- has partnered up with banking juggernaut Wells Fargo, shortly after it rolled out nationwide. In addition to Chase, Am...
02:12 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Samsung promises 'differentiated' smartphones based on its camera expertise
Samsung has instigated a small corporate reshuffle that could potentially have big implications for its future smartphones. The company has shunted its digital imaging unit sideways so that it sits u...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Recon's extreme sports gear will now stream your death-defying stats straight to Facebook
Much has been written of the loneliness of the long-distance runner, but has anything been done to combat the solitude of the slopes? Recon Instruments is doing its part to bring extreme types closer...
01:15 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget ARM buys graphics company Geomerics to improve gaming on its mobile chips
ARM has just purchased a gaming graphics technology outfit called Geomerics -- a name which may not ring a bell unless you're a particularly inquisitive gamer. Geomerics' so-called global illuminatio...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget NSA overhaul could see an end to PRISM-style surveillance
Edward Snowden might have missed out on becoming Person of the Year, but that's not to say he's not been a big influence on America's government this year. According to deep-throated persons familiar...
12:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget DirecTV pondering online video service that deliberately won't compete with Netflix
Satellite provider DirecTV may already have embraced online broadcasts, but reports suggest it's looking to double-down on streaming to lure back a younger generation of cord cutters. The WSJ reports...
12:39 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget DirecTV mulls online video service that won't compete with Netflix
Satellite provider DirecTV may already have embraced online broadcasts, but reports suggest it's looking to double-down on streaming to lure back a younger generation of cord cutters. The WSJ reports...
12:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget BearExtender Turbo starts shipping today for $80, brings 802.11ac WiFi to older Macs
Yes, it took a little longer than we originally expected. But, starting today, BearExtender is finally making its 802.11ac WiFi adapter available to Apple laptop and desktop owners who are missing ou...
11:10 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Amazon tipped to launch online wholesale store called Pantry in 2014
While Amazon has no shortage of rivals, it's now reportedly gearing up to take on big players in the warehouse store business, like Costco. According to USA Today's anonymous sources, Amazon is prepp...
10:02 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Jolicloud 2 gets Feedly integration and a simpler interface for all your cloud services
It's been a long time coming, but Jolicloud has finally released version 2 of its cloud-services aggregator today. To the uninitiated, Jolicloud is essentially a one-stop shop for all your web activi...
09:03 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter 3.0 for Mac brings in-line photo previews and detailed tweets
Twitter brought in-line media previews to its mobile apps a few weeks ago; today, it's the Mac's turn. The new Twitter 3.0 app for Mac now shows a quick glimpse of photos from supported services, so ...
08:23 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget LG and Google tweak Nexus 5 production to fix speaker and loose buttons
Owners of brand new Nexus 5 handsets are starting to notice a few subtle differences compared to the version that sold at launch. The mono speaker grille holes are slightly larger, for a start, which...
07:26 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Google launches Tips to help you get more out of Gmail and its other services
Though we're sure Google tries to keep its products like Now and Docs as easy to use as possible, who has the time to learn every single feature? That's likely why Google just launched Tips, a site t...
06:49 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Cover's context-aware Android lock screen launches on Google Play (video)
Context-sensitive interfaces like Aviate and Google Now are on the rise in the Android world, and Cover is taking advantage of that spotlight by releasing its dynamic lock screen on Google Play as a ...
06:16 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Foxconn still not in compliance with all local labor laws, but it's getting better
Remember when Apple and Foxconn pledged to improve working conditions, increase wages and limit work weeks to 60 hours? Turns out they're still working on that. According to a recent investigation by...
05:37 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Get a glimpse into the snaking, hovering and pedaling of robots past (video)
The director of that awesome James Bond quadrotor video from last year has unearthered some fascinating footage from University of Pennsylvania professors, detailing robotic breakthroughs that lead t...
04:43 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch update brings do not disturb mode and snooze alarm
The Pebble smartwatch is all about getting mobile notifications more efficiently, but what about when you don't want to see those notifications at all? The new PebbleOS v1.14 update rolling out can h...
04:43 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Pebble smartwatch update brings 'do not disturb' mode and snooze alarm
The Pebble smartwatch is all about getting mobile notifications more efficiently, but what about when you don't want to see those notifications at all? The new PebbleOS v1.14 update rolling out can h...
03:55 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Moto X gets Android 4.4 KitKat and camera enhancements on Sprint and US Cellular
Sprint and US Cellular customers with Motorola's $199 smartphone have finally joined the KitKat party. Starting today, Moto X users can enjoy Android 4.4's streamlined interface and Google-licious fe...
03:16 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Oculus Rift makers get $75 million from investors to finish consumer model
Short of attending an industry event or ordering your own dev kit, it's a bit tricky to get your hands on an Oculus Rift VR headset. Soon, that could change: the company just secured $75 million in f...
02:47 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget YouTube opens live streaming for all verified channels, even yours
What's that, your YouTube channel has fewer than 100 subscribers, but you feel it's a travesty that you can't share your video opus as it happens? Well, start popping bottles: Google has begun rollin...
02:13 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Stephen Hawking's first official app teaches the basics of the universe
Stephen Hawking has gone to great lengths to promote science through books and videos, but he has been conspicuously absent in the software world -- until now, that is. The astrophysicist has just te...
01:39 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Google optimizes web versions of Play Movies and Music for Chromecast
The Chromecast is the tiny dongle that just keeps on giving. A mere couple of days after announcing support for a number of new applications, Google has let it be known that its $35 streamer is now c...
01:11 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter changes how 'block' works, makes it more of a mute button
From your garden variety troll to far worse kinds of harassment, we've all run into people on the internet that we'd rather not deal with. On Twitter, choosing to block someone used to mean they coul...
01:11 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter changes how 'block' works, makes it more of a mute button (update: Twitter switched it back)
From your garden variety troll to far worse kinds of harassment, we've all run into people on the internet that we'd rather not deal with. On Twitter, choosing to block someone used to mean they coul...
01:11 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Twitter changes how 'block' works, makes it more of a mute button (update: changes reverted after backlash)
From your garden variety troll to far worse kinds of harassment, we've all run into people on the internet that we'd rather not deal with. On Twitter, choosing to block someone used to mean they coul...
12:37 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget Bing broadens Snapshot to include TED Talks, famous speeches and more straight from the results page
How do you improve adoption of a search engine? You make it so users never have to leave the results page, or so Microsoft's latest Bing enhancements would suggest. With the bevy of new features Bing...
12:07 am -05 - Fri, December 13, 2013
Engadget PMD's Nimble UX platform gives computers super accurate touchless gesture controls
Most of us are familiar with touchless gesture controls, thanks to the efforts of Leap Motion, SoftKinetic, PrimeSense and others. PMD, however, is a name you may not be familiar with, despite the fa...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 on top in November next-gen console sales according to NPD
Confirming what we already suspected, sales tracking firm NPD reports that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One in North America during November. As of latest numbers, the Playstation 4 is in 2.1 m...
11:22 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Razer Comms for Android keeps in-game chat alive when you leave your PC
It can be tough to leave in-game voice chats -- step away to walk the dog and you may miss an important strategy session. You'll stay in the loop with Razer's new Comms for Android, though. The free ...
11:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Jawbone Up24 review, Instagram Direct announced, Aereo controversy 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...
10:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm COO reportedly added to Microsoft's list of potential Ballmer successors
There are plenty of of high profile names currently being bandied about as potential successors to Steve Ballmer's Redmond throne. Stephen Elop's name has been on the tip of a lot of tongues, thanks ...
10:37 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Ford's Fusion Hybrid research car will explore our driverless future
Ford is convinced that autonomous cars are the future, and it's putting its money where its mouth is by unveiling a Fusion Hybrid variant built solely for researching driverless-car technology. The e...
10:18 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Scientists combine magnets with bull semen to create 'spermbots' (yes, really)
Oliver Schmidt's team at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Germany has created a controllable spermbot. Not a word we'd ever think we'd be writing either. After adding cone-shaped nanotub...
09:57 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget FCC FTW: wireless telcos agree to more consumer-friendly phone unlocking policies
About a month ago, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler gave the U.S. wireless industry an ultimatum: choose to get on board with unlocking people's phones or face regulatory action forcing it to do so. Today, t...
09:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget IFTTT now lets iOS users automate their location
IFTTT (If This Then That) is a handy online service capable of connecting various apps and devices together and running automated tasks (or "recipes") that you'd normally find mundane and time-wastin...
09:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft joins the FIDO Alliance to put an end to passwords
The FIDO Alliance is on a roll: It already has support from heavyweights like Google and Lenovo in its quest to eliminate password-based sign-ins, and it's now bringing Microsoft into the fold. The s...
09:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Aereo chief: 'We have decided not to oppose the broadcasters' petition before the Supreme Court'
Big media may have thought its deep pockets and love of ceaseless litigation would break Aereo's bank and spirit, but the cloud-based DVR company's striking back at its broadcast rivals with a surpri...
09:05 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Aereo chief: We're fighting for consumer's rights to watch TV with an antenna and DVR
Big media may have thought its deep pockets and love of ceaseless litigation would break Aereo's bank and spirit, but the cloud-based DVR company is sticking to its guns. In a statement released just...
08:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Sonic the Hedgehog 2 hits Android and iOS with long-lost Palace Zone stage
If you're looking to party like it's 1993, you can now do it on your Android or iOS hand-held device, thanks to a new Sonic the Hedgehog 2 reissue from Sega. On top of the 11 levels and seven special...
08:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 3:30PM ET!
It's cold out there. Why not warm up under the glowing studio lights of the Engadget Podcast? It sure beats warming your hands next to a trash can fire. This week, Brian will be joined by Terrence an...
08:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Borderlands 2 mobile app turns QR codes into absurd in-game armaments (update: how it works!)
Borderlands 2 is attempting the Herculean task of exciting people about QR codes. With its new LootTheWorld mobile app, Gearbox Software (Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and, er, Aliens: Colonial Marin...
07:38 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Google+ for Android update brings search and notification improvements, holiday cheer
Following last month's update to enhance locations and photos, the folks in Mountain View are rolling out version 4.2.4 of Google+ for Android today. Added features this time around include the abili...
07:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget The next game from Braid's creator supports the Oculus Rift
After indie game darling Braid's mass popularity, creator Jonathan Blow didn't go crazy and buy a Lamborghini or something. He started a game studio instead, to create his next big thing: The Witness...
07:07 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Nokia releases Motion Tracker beta for Lumia 1520 owners looking to get up and go
With the number of gadgets that have contributed to our sedentary lifestyles, it's always nice to see a piece of technology bent on getting people up and moving. After teasing the app a few months ba...
06:39 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Microsoft uses eye tracking to argue that Google distorts search results
Google has already made a few concessions to please European antitrust regulators worried about fair placements in web search results. However, Microsoft doesn't feel those sacrifices are good enough...
06:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Latest Gmail tweak lets images display in your email automatically
There are bad people out there in the world; bad people that look for backdoors in email image attachments to load up with malware. Google knows this and Google wants you to know it has your back. So...
05:44 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Cablevision: Case against Aereo could destroy cloud computing (and our cloud DVR)
Cable operator Cablevision agrees with its competitors that streaming startup Aereo is illegal, but warns that the legal approach taken by the other cable and broadcasting giants could render service...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Jawbone Up24 review: wireless syncing makes this Jawbone's best fitness tracker yet
Late last year, Jawbone faced a herculean task: regaining consumers' trust after widespread reports of brickage on the original Up fitness tracker. The outfit was able to right many of the wrongs tha...
04:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget UK court relaxes ban on HTC One mini despite Nokia patent win
Nokia's recent legal victory over HTC, which imposed a sales ban on the latter's One mini in the UK, has ended up being quite short-lived. We've just learned from HTC that the Court of Appeals has su...
04:33 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Latest SwiftKey beta brings more than 500 emojis to Android, makes your texts even more precious
If you've been aching for more emoji on your Android device, the SwiftKey team has something right up your alley. The popular Android keyboard's latest beta brings more than 500 of the adorable symbo...
03:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Korean StarCraft pro among first foreign eSports competitors to obtain athletic visa
Thanks to support from the competitive gaming community, one of Korea's most impressive eSports athletes has found a home in the US. Kim "Violet" Dong Hwan has ben trying to take his competitive Star...
03:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Blockbuster to shutter all of its remaining UK stores
Blockbuster's fate may already be sealed in the US, but there was hope that its UK brand might lead itself out of the darkness. Today, administrators in control of the movie rental chain dealt it a k...
03:13 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Instagram debuts Direct, letting users share photos and videos with select friends
Invite blocks in hand, we've braved the cold New York weather to pop by Instagram's big event. Naturally, the photo sharing service kicked off with some bullish numbers, noting that it has grown from...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Alliance for Wireless Power introduces Rezence as its consumer-friendly brand
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) was formed over a year ago to come up with a wireless charging solution that would allow for greater spatial freedom when charging your favorite gadgets. "A4WP"...
11:59 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget UK mobile phone users to get free 0800 calls by mid-2015
Ofcom, the UK's communication regulator, has toyed with the idea of making freephone numbers free to call from mobiles for over two years, but now it's finally looking to put that plan into action. I...
11:05 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Amazon opens digital PlayStation store in the UK
While Microsoft is slowly ramping up the price of exclusive Xbox One digital games in the UK, PlayStation 4 owners could soon witness the opposite. Following its launch in the US, Amazon has launched...
10:35 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: Win a Samsung NX2000 courtesy of Ebuyer.com
Holidays are coming... and with all those chocolate liqueurs being passed around, your memory of those special days can sometimes get, well, a little hazy (liqueur responsibly, please). What you real...
09:36 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Waze speeds up its sat nav app with quicker search and simpler interface
Even though Waze is now under Google's umbrella, it's continued to operate as if nothing has changed, other than the fact that it now has a billion dollars. To that end, it's just rolled out a new re...
08:49 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Mirror app for Android can record your screen or stream it to Apple TV (video)
CyanogenMod developer Koushik Dutta has followed up his CM 11 Screencast display recording app with one for a wider range of Android users with an extra feature. Mirror for Android can not only recor...
07:47 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Motorola gets snowed in, delays Moto G shipments due to winter storm
Winter storm Dion has been wreaking icy havoc across the US for a few days, but now it's hitting technophiles where it hurts: phone shipments. Customers who pre-ordered the Moto G have been receiving...
06:05 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Google brings flight, hotel and restaurant reservations to Maps for iOS
If you fancy yourself a jetsetter, fine-diner, or, er, traveling salesman and happen to use an iDevice, Google has some good news for you. The latest update to Maps on iOS brings some of Google Now's...
05:09 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Twitter looks back at 2013, 140 characters at a time (video)
500 million tweets a day and 230 million users: Twitter's job of neatly summarizing the year is probably getting tougher each time. For 2013, the social network's displayed what happened and when in ...
04:33 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas available on iOS right now, Android and Windows Phone next week
If you've been jonesing to spend some HD quality-time with Carl Johnson on your iDevice, the wait is over. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is available from iTunes right this moment for $7, and is comp...
03:47 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget South Korean court rules against Samsung, won't ban iPhone and iPad
The latest development in Apple and Samsung's patent battle is a new court ruling in the latter's home country, and it's going against Samsung. The Washington Post and Reuters report that in a case c...
01:33 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: SteamOS release, holiday gift guide for the geek, Z Ultra Google Play edition 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...
12:31 am -05 - Thu, December 12, 2013
Engadget Facebook brings auto-playing videos to mobile devices and the web
We'd heard about Facebook experimenting with auto-playing videos in its news feeds on mobile (see it in action after the break), but now the change is rolling out widely no matter where you're wastin...
11:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Google updates Keep web app, goes overboard with the Santa references
Santa Tracker has clearly made its mark on Google -- things in Mountain View are beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But then, it's probably much too difficult to resist the urge to sprinkle in a...
11:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 378 - 12.11.13
While Ben digs into his holiday movie archive and Richard warms himself by a virtual yuletide fire, HD news continues to pour forth. The Xbox One received some post-launch updates, Dolby demoed some ...
10:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget MIT's 3D motion tracking tech can see you through walls, no camera needed
Even if you hide behind a wall, M.I.T's 3D motion tracking tech can still see you. It can even tell if you've "fallen and can't get up." Sure the tech sounds invasive, but the team's WiTrack (as it's...
10:36 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget MIT's 3D motion-tracking tech can see you through walls, no camera needed
Even if you hide behind a wall, MIT's 3D motion-tracking tech can still see you. It can even tell if you've "fallen and can't get up." Sure the tech sounds invasive, but the team's WiTrack (as it's b...
10:03 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Twitter and Comcast expand their tweet-based TV viewing to nine more providers
Comcast and Twitter made it easy to watch TV online when they launched their SeeIt social platform, but the service has only been truly useful for Comcast customers watching NBCUniversal shows. It's ...
09:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play edition hands-on
If you've been eyeing the LG G Pad 8.3, your decision just became more difficult. Yesterday Google announced -- and began shipping -- a Google Play edition of the tablet for $350 in the US, which mak...
09:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Sony Z Ultra Google Play edition hands-on
Sony's gargantuan phone, the 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra, is finally getting some quality time in the United States, but not exactly the same way we had envisioned at first. For $650, you can now grab a ...
09:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget This is the white Nexus 7 (hands-on)
The Nexus 7 has been out in a black hue since this summer, so it was only a matter of time before Google launched it in white. And this many not come as any sort of shock, but the white version of th...
08:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Chrome Apps get Mac compatible
Way back in September, Google unveiled the first round of desktop-based Chrome Apps, promising Mac and Linux functionality down the road. The company's delivered on the former today, with apps that s...
08:48 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Chrome Apps get Mac compatibility
Way back in September, Google unveiled the first round of desktop-based Chrome Apps, promising Mac and Linux functionality down the road. The company's delivered on the former today, with apps that s...
08:37 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Valve's SteamOS will be available for individuals and OEMs on December 13th
In a blog post announcing the shipment of beta versions of the Steam Machine and Controller, Valve revealed that its SteamOS will be available December 13th. This availability coincides with the afor...
08:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Gmail for Android gets a vacation responder, printing and universal attachment support
Many workers are about to leave on holiday trips, and Google is more than willing to help them avoid the office with an updated Gmail app for Android. The new release includes a vacation responder th...
07:53 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Pinterest outfits iPad app with retooled navigation for iOS 7
In order to fully flex its digital collecting muscle on Apple slates, Pinterest has revamped its iPad app with new features for iOS 7. Redesigned navigation is said to gain a speed boost via a bottom...
07:26 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Android Device Manager now available for your downloading pleasure on Google Play
There's a good chance you've already gotten Android Device Manager as an OTA update or checked it out via the web version, but for the rest of you, the device-tracking app hit the Play store today. U...
06:57 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget JetBlue fills a plane with reporters for the ultimate Fly-Fi satellite internet test
JetBlue's been quoting some pretty ambitious figures for its new ViaSat-powered in-flight WiFi, and during our test flight last month, the Ka-band satellite service seemed to be up to the task. The p...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget AT&T's 300Mbps internet launches in Austin, starting at $70 with targeted ads
Right on time, AT&T has launched its 300Mbps GigaPower internet service in Austin. The fast U-Verse tier is available now to residents in "eligible" neighborhoods, while others can vote fiberhood...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget AT&T's 300 Mbps internet launches in Austin, starting at $70 with targeted ads
Right on time, AT&T has launched its 300 Mbps GigaPower internet service in Austin. The fast U-Verse tier is available now to residents in "eligible" neighborhoods, while others can vote fiberhoo...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: For the Geek who has everything
Welcome to Engadget's holiday gift guide! Head back to our hub to see the rest of the product guides.We all know at least one of them: that borderline-annoying person who always seems to have the lat...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Digital Storm teases hybrid Steam Machine, reveals $1,469 starting price and not much else
We'll have to wait until CES for a real peek at Digital Storm's forthcoming Steam Machine, but thankfully the show's only a few weeks away. In the meantime, the company's got a few details to offer u...
05:01 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Google Drive Sheets gets offline document creation and editing, speedier calculations, smoother scrolling
Google Sheets isn't quite as capable as its counterpart from Microsoft, but Mountain View's preferred spreadsheet platform just got a bit more powerful with an update today. Should you choose to opt-...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft rolls out tool that makes it easier to switch to Outlook from Gmail
Microsoft has never made any bones about the fact that Outlook.com was designed to lure users away from Gmail. Heck, the company said as much at launch, and even went out of its way to note that a th...
04:31 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Apple TV adds Watch ABC, Crackle and Bloomberg apps
Not to be outshined by Google's announcement that more apps were joining the Chromecast revolution, Apple TV today made its entertainment repertoire a bit richer. As 9to5Mac points out, Cupertino's t...
04:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Why the UK's Department of Health is spending millions of pounds on mobile gaming
Today sees the release of The Walk, an iOS and Android game backed by the UK's Department of Health. It's the second release in a collection of apps funded as part of the UK's Small Business Research...
04:06 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Why government health departments are spending millions on mobile gaming
Today sees the release of The Walk, an iOS and Android game backed by the UK's Department of Health. It's the second release in a collection of apps funded as part of the UK's Small Business Research...
03:40 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Spotify adds 20 new markets
All right, all right, it's no Zeppelin, but still another bit of good news from today's Spotify event in NYC. The streaming service announced that it will be launching in an additional 20 markets, br...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Led Zeppelin comes to Spotify
Now THIS is the news we were waiting for from Spotify. A little Coda to today's Spotify event in New York City -- one of the great rock bands of all time is coming to the streaming service. As CEO Da...
03:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Spotify goes free on mobile devices through the magic of shuffling
Today's Spotify announcements are all about free - but it's not only tablets that are getting some love from the company. CEO Daniel Ek took the stage to announce that there will be a free version fo...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Spotify tablet streaming goes free if you don't mind sitting through a few ads
We can't say as we were particularly taken aback by today's Spotify announcement, after all someone spilled the beans the other week (thanks a lot, The Wall Street Journal) - but we trekked through a...
03:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 047 - 12.10.13
Pulled pork sandwiches are on the crew's mind, but they'll only be on one dinner table tonight, leaving your host Daniel Cooper to wrangle a hungry and rowdy set of co-hosts. Topics range from the NS...
02:29 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft has sold 2 million Xbox One consoles to date, maintains 'record-setting' pace
After crossing the one million mark in 24 hours, it took 18 days for Microsoft to sell another million of its shiny new console. The folks in Redmond have announced that the Xbox One has officially e...
02:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Dell unveils education-focused Chromebook 11, arriving in January for under $300
As promised, Dell has taken the wraps off its first Chrome OS device, the Chromebook 11. The 11.6-inch, 2.9-pound laptop is built with the classroom in mind, and it should ship in tandem with a Wyse ...
01:51 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget NASA's Morpheus lander skips the inferno, actually lands (video)
The last time NASA's methane-fueled Morpheus lander took to the skies without training wheels (read: a tether), it didn't go too well. Unless crashing and burning was the plan all along, that is. The...
12:47 pm -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Rdio launches in 20 new countries, now counts more markets than Spotify
After launching a free, ad-supported service in North America and Australia, Rdio is keeping up the momentum by rolling out its paid service in 20 new countries. Those include swaths of South America...
11:58 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Sony patent hints at a touch-enabled PlayStation Move controller
Sony's PlayStation Move controller has helped bring motion-enabled gaming to PlayStation consoles for over three years, but hasn't exactly set the world alight. To better compete with Microsoft's con...
11:03 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Microsoft adds 5 to the price of exclusive digital Xbox One games in the UK
All that turmoil deciding whose next-gen colors you were going to wear might have come down to one thing: which one has the launch titles, or exclusives you want. Imagine, then, that the very thing t...
10:03 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Valve updates Steam Mobile for iOS with new UI and more social options
Since Valve introduced Steam Mobile last year, you didn't need to be tethered to your desktop to purchase games or stay connected. Now there's a new version for iPad and iPhone, with the UI specifica...
09:06 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Google's Play Books now supports ebook uploads from any Android device
Google just made it easier to transfer virtual libraries to Play Books, now that you can upload digital tomes straight from Android phones or tablets. Thanks to the software's latest update, there's ...
09:06 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Google's Play Books now supports e-book uploads from any Android device
Google just made it easier to transfer virtual libraries to Play Books, now that you can upload digital tomes straight from Android phones or tablets. Thanks to the software's latest update, there's ...
07:58 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget NSA reportedly leveraging Google cookies and leaked mobile location data to identify hacking targets
You know those cookies web services use to track your history and serve up personalized ads? It appears that the government is using them too. The National Security Agency is apparently leveraging a ...
06:56 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget SugarSync sends its free cloud storage option out to pasture
Folks looking to squirrel away files in the cloud for free will no longer be able to look towards SugarSync. The outfit's gratis option has been retired, and existing users with freebie accounts will...
05:40 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget ASUS PadFone Mini 7-inch tablet / 4.3-inch phone combo launches in Taiwan
Confirming the rumors and leaks, ASUS has revealed its new PadFone Mini in Taiwan. A smaller alternative to the existing PadFone Infinity -- a line which CEO Jerry Shen tells us will reach the US -- ...
04:53 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget ASUS CEO: The PadFone is coming to America
ASUS has big ambitions with its PadFones, a unique phone-to-tablet convertible concept that was first introduced back at Computex 2011. While these devices are barely nibbling on the global mobile ma...
04:53 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget ASUS CEO: The PadFone is coming to America in Q2 2014
ASUS has big ambitions with its PadFones, a unique phone-to-tablet convertible concept that was first introduced back at Computex 2011. While these devices are barely nibbling on the global mobile ma...
04:27 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget NASA's humanoid Valkyrie robot could lead the way to Mars (video)
NASA's Robonaut is only just getting its legs, but it already has some fresh (and arguably superior) competition. The agency's Johnson Space Center has given IEEE Spectrum a sneak peek at Valkyrie, a...
03:16 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Dell's first Chromebook is destined for schools
Come tomorrow, Dell will take the wraps off of its very first Chromebook, which has been dubbed the Dell Chromebook 11. Specifics are scant at the moment, but we do know that the 11-inch laptop has b...
01:41 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Sprint to launch Galaxy S 4 variant with speedy Spark LTE
Sprint already has a few devices that support its extra-fast Spark data service, but one of its hottest smartphones -- Samsung's Galaxy S 4 -- has been "stuck" with ordinary LTE. That won't be a prob...
12:57 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 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 cover the news leading up to CES before we take a br...
12:45 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Samsung's EMC lab, interview with Qualcomm's Raj Talluri, new Chromecast apps 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...
12:18 am -05 - Wed, December 11, 2013
Engadget Nokia Normandy rumored to be low-end Android-based phone
The image you see above is the rumored Nokia Normandy, which Twitter leakster @evleaks revealed at the end of last month. While not much was known about the device at the time, the lack of hardware s...
11:46 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Ubuntu gets its first smartphone deal, comes to high-end devices in 2014
Canonical's smartphone-sized Ubuntu distribution hasn't had an official device to call home since release, but it won't have to live that nomadic existence for much longer. CEO Mark Shuttleworth tell...
11:13 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google Drive for iOS finally lets you sort files
The little handy dongle that is the Chromecast isn't the only product Google is improving today. And while this newly added functionality to Drive on iOS may not be as notable as 10 shiny apps, we're...
10:41 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 014: Will Bates on how a viral William Shatner mashup helped kickstart a film scoring career
"When I was six-years-old," Will Bates begins, with a touch of nostalgia, "I sang the whole score of Star Wars to my parents. From then on, they figured out that I was going to go in this direction."...
10:18 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's first post-launch update tackles multiplayer and SmartGlass issues
The PlayStation 4 has already seen its first post-launch firmware upgrade; now, it's the Xbox One's turn. Microsoft is about to roll out a system update that will fix several glitches, including prob...
10:10 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Twitter update takes on Snapchat with direct message photos, improved alerts
Well, it's not quite the dramatic redesign Twitter experimented with then largely scrapped, but today's update to its mobile apps still packs a pretty decent punch. For one, you can finally share ima...
09:52 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget NYC mayor unveils plans for massive free public WiFi network in Harlem
New York's code-loving mayor had at least one more big tech announcement to make before handing over the keys to the city at the end of the year. Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced plans to launch a free...
09:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Coursera's iOS app expands the reach of online education
Coursera is one of the largest US providers of free education through MOOCs (massive open online courses). One month ago, the company announced its collaboration with the State Department to develop ...
08:58 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Narrative Clip lifecasting camera finally heading toward a lapel near you
You know a product has had a few production roadblocks when a company sprinkles phrases like "today it's actually happening" into a shipping announcement. It's not like the Narrative Clip (Memoto) is...
08:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Aereo could be next on Google Chromecast's support list
Every time Chromecast adds another officially supported app, traditional TV viewing dies yet another death. And so it goes that Google's low-cost dongle's about to beef up beyond its already stellar,...
08:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Aereo could be next on Google's Chromecast support list
Every time Chromecast adds another officially supported app, traditional TV viewing dies yet another death. And so it goes that Google's low-cost dongle's about to beef up beyond its already stellar,...
08:07 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone comes to China with app upgrades in tow
Skype's newest Chinese partnership may not allay fears of government snooping, but it's paying dividends for mobile users -- Skype for Windows Phone has just reached the country for the first time as...
07:18 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget 32GB Nexus 7 now available in white for $270
Along with two brand new Google Play edition devices, Google is also giving a lot of Nexus 7 lovers a nice holiday miracle of sorts: a white Nexus 7. This color is only available in 32GB and WiFi-onl...
07:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google Glass mod gives you control over home appliances with one touch pairing
The beauty of Glass is that we're just barely scratching the surface of what Google's smart eyewear can, and eventually will, do. Leave it then to the brainiac undergrads at UC Berkeley's CITRIS lab ...
07:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play editions officially ready to order on Play Store
Google has finally announced that Google Play editions of the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and LG G Pad 8.3 are not only real, but are actually ready for US buyers to pick up today (sorry, global fans, no wor...
07:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Mars One to send unmanned probe to Mars, broadcast mission live on earth in 2018
Sending humans to Mars is a multi-step process, and today, the Mars One project -- you know, the folks who aim to colonize the Red Planet and fund the mission, in part, by televising the whole thing ...
06:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget PS4 creates 100,000 new users, 10 percent of Twitch traffic
It seems PS4 owners are more than a little curious when it comes to testing out a bit of Battlefield 4 livestreaming. Sony announced today that its new console has accounted for 10 percent of Twitch ...
06:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Completed Firefox 26 brings a new Android home screen (video)
Firefox 26 has exited beta at last, and it includes a few big treats for Android users. The mobile browser now includes a promised home screen with quick access to favorite pages, bookmarks and the R...
05:47 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget LG working on Google Play edition of the G Pad 8.3
When HTC and Samsung both came out with vanilla Android versions (referred to as Google Play editions) of their flagship smartphones this summer, we were excited because this meant that some of our f...
05:16 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget NimbleTV launches in New York City, streams paid TV starting at $4 per month
After nearly a year in beta testing, NimbleTV's streaming service is at last ready for prime time. Anyone with an address in the New York City area can sign up to watch local cable programming anywhe...
04:45 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget HP intros EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 business Ultrabook, refreshes its Revolve convertible with LTE
Now that HP's unveiled its holiday lineup, it can turn its attention back to more evergreen products -- you know, like business laptops. Today, the company announced the EliteBook Folio 1040 G1, the ...
04:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft updates Photosynth with ultra high-resolution and 360-degree objects
Microsoft's Photosynth software has its fair share of fans. The high-tech panorama capture has always excelled at stitching together stunning images. The latest beta update brings a host of enhanceme...
04:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google Chromecast adds ten new apps to its streaming arsenal
For users of Google's $35 Chromecast dongle, the inclusion of HBO Go was pretty much the final piece of the holy streaming trifecta (the others being Netflix and Hulu Plus). Now, however, Google's op...
04:17 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google Chromecast adds 10 new apps to its streaming arsenal
For users of Google's $35 Chromecast dongle, the inclusion of HBO Go was pretty much the final piece of the holy streaming trifecta (the others being Netflix and Hulu Plus). Now, however, Google's op...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Engadget Giveaway: win one of two Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets courtesy of Mint!
It's always a good idea to keep track of your finances, but since the holidays tend to open up the cash flow floodgates, having some extra help couldn't hurt. As luck would have it, the personal fina...
03:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google's Open Gallery lets others create online exhibitions, but is it art?
When Google's not busy fulfilling GIF requests, it also enjoys cataloging arguably more important things for us to vicariously see, read or visit. With so much still so inaccessible, though, today th...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Testing for electromagnetic interference at Samsung's EMC lab (video)
Samsung's EMC Laboratory is right in the middle of its huge "Digital City" compound in Suwon, Korea. This site goes through roughly 4,000 products a year, with different rooms tasked with testing dif...
02:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Viber now lets you make calls to any phone number
Viber's quest to become the VoIP app du jour has taken another leap forward with the news that, with Version 4.1 its iOS and Android apps, you're now entitled to make calls to any mobile or landline ...
01:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Socl social network gets iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8 apps
The Microsoft Research team launched Socl in beta form a little over a year ago -- and yes, it is still very much alive. Now, Redmond's experiment could potentially have a more extensive reach, thank...
12:04 pm -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Seattle's high-speed internet project delayed due to money problems
Seattle residents may have to wait a while longer for high-speed fiber internet -- Gigabit Squared (the company developing the network) won't be able to deliver as promised. According to GeekWire, th...
11:01 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Raj Talluri: wearable displays should be always on
Qualcomm isn't exactly known for launching its own consumer products, but in the case of its $350 Toq smartwatch, the move makes sense for Raj Talluri, SVP of Product Management."Sometimes you have t...
11:01 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm's Raj Talluri: wearable displays should always be on
Qualcomm isn't exactly known for launching its own consumer products, but in the case of its $350 Toq smartwatch, the move makes sense for Raj Talluri, SVP of Product Management."Sometimes you have t...
09:55 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google Hangouts app update tweaks texts and group messaging
Since Google bundling text messages into Hangouts, it's had its share of quirks, and the Android app's latest update addresses a few of them. If you were aggravated by the application converting grou...
09:12 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget LG, Sharp, Qualcomm and others team up to make your house even smarter
In the rush to connect our personal devices, manufacturers have often launched products and platforms that run completely independently of the gadgets we already own. In an effort to break down those...
08:26 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Apple's 12 Days of digital gifts comes to the US for the first time
Apple's donning the Santa suit again this year to dole out digital freebies, and for the first time, iOS users in the US make it to the "nice" list. Today, the company has launched the annual 12 Days...
07:58 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 cracks 10 million sales barrier in just two months
Okay, we get it -- Samsung sells a lot of handsets and has the profits to show for it. But the company said that its new Galaxy Note 3 is far and away the most successful so far of its entire Note li...
07:36 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget GTA Online's DIY mission tools arrive this week, story DLC and co-op heists due in 2014
Just when we thought we were out, Rockstar Games pulls us back in. GTA Online's latest free content pack brings user-created races and deathmatches into the fray, and the developer says it could be o...
06:52 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 11 Screencast video recording is as easy as taking a screenshot
One of Android KitKat's new features is a way for developers to easily make video recordings with the SDK, but what about every day users? After previously demonstrating display streaming software, C...
06:17 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Amazon finally upgrades iOS cloud storage app with video, iPad support
For an app with such a verbose title, Amazon's storage service touts surprisingly few features compared to other cloud-based photo options like Loom, Dropbox or Google+. While it's not outpacing its ...
05:35 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget South Korea may get a Galaxy S4 Active with LTE-A, processor and camera upgrades
South Korea's SK-Telecom already has a variant of the GS4 to surf its LTE-Advanced waves, and now it appears Samsung will release a version of the Galaxy S4 Active that plays nice with the carrier's ...
04:52 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Nintendo finally updates 3DS with Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID support and unified eShop wallet
A year and a half ago, Hideko Konno hinted that Nintendo's Miiverse might eventually find its way to the 3DS. Now it finally has. The stereoscopic handheld's latest update is a doozy, not only brinin...
03:16 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm releases proximity beacons that track Android and iOS shoppers
Short-range location services are all the rage these days, but they're nothing without the Bluetooth beacons that make them possible. Qualcomm is fulfilling that behind-the-scenes need today by relea...
02:59 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Google's PlusPost ads bring full social networking to sales pitches (video)
Social networking in web ads is frequently limited to sharing buttons -- it's hard to get involved with companies short of visiting their news feeds on your own. Google's new +Post ad format could tu...
02:02 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Make your own Google Street View scene, giant camera not required
Google's Street View has let us virtually explore the heights of the Eiffel Tower, the depths of the Large Hadron Collider and the world's train stations, but there are places on the globe that remai...
01:17 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Home theater holiday gift guide, Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine, NSA Xbox Live spying 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...
12:37 am -05 - Tue, December 10, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 9th - 15th)
This week's Blu-ray movie release list has several highlights, but fans of the Fast & Furious movies should look out for the sixth movie as it arrives just days after the sudden death of star Pau...
11:51 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft accounts now let you flag suspicious activity before it's a problem
Internet account security is frequently a black box; you may not know that something's wrong until there's a notification email or a credit card bill. If you use a Microsoft account, though, you now ...
11:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Good Old Games now offers money back guarantee for games you can't run
For all the convenience digital games sales have brought us, they've come at the cost of the return policy. Buy a downloadable title you don't like? Tough noogies, kid - no take-backs. Well, unless y...
10:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod to encrypt text messages by default with latest update
Android users worried that the government is spying on their smartphone now have a new privacy option: CyanogenMod. Starting with today's nightly 10.2 build, the custom firmware will encrypt SMS and ...
10:09 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Google Glass gets unofficial WordPress support
Google Glass may never be able to give you X-ray vision, but its list of supported features continues to grow. PR firm, Weber Shandwick, has released an unofficial plugin for the futuristic eyewear t...
09:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 410, its first chipset with 64-bit support
We knew it was only a matter of time before Qualcomm came out with its own chipset capable of supporting 64-bit, but we figured it'd be in something a little more... high-end. The Snapdragon 410, how...
09:43 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 to bring LTE and 64-bit support to emerging markets
We knew it was only a matter of time before Qualcomm came out with its own chipset capable of supporting 64-bit, but we figured it'd be in something a little more... high-end. The Snapdragon 410, how...
09:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget iPhone 5s and 5c come to Straight Talk and Net10 on December 13th
Cost-conscious iPhone 5s or 5c buyers will soon have a pair of fresh choices for prepaid service. Tracfone has announced that both Straight Talk and Net10 will sell Apple's latest smartphones through...
08:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Deutsche Post shows off its Paketkopter drone delivery service in Germany
Well, it looks as if Amazon really started a trend since taking the wraps off of its Prime Air service. Not long after UPS said it, too, was experimenting with a delivery method lead by drones, Deuts...
08:16 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook hires NYU professor to lead its artificial intelligence efforts
Facebook's fledgling artificial intelligence group now has a leader -- the social network has hired New York University professor Yann LeCun to run the research division from New York City. He'll rem...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Hour of Code campaign teaches programming in 30,000 US schools (video)
Code.org wants to make computer science a staple of the classroom, and it's taking a big step toward that goal today with the launch of its Hour of Code campaign. Over 30,000 US schools (35,000 world...
07:27 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Facebook is reportedly working on a 'sympathize' button to show support for somber updates
If you've ever felt strange "Liking" a status concerning the death of a pet or other gloomy news on Facebook, you may be able to voice your support in a more appropriate way soon. According to The Te...
07:01 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Pandora adds alarm feature to iOS app, lets you trade clock radio buzzing for the Buzzcocks
Granted, this might not be for everyone. Some need that infernal clock buzzing to get out of bed -- particularly on a cold winter's day like today -- but for those who prefer to be lulled awake by ma...
06:37 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox One on December 24th for $15
We knew Halo: Spartan Assault would be making its debut on Xbox One at some point this month, but today Major Nelson made the title's release date official. Starting December 24th, the new series spi...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Home Theater
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.For many of us, "home entertainment" systems can be tucked i...
05:14 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Nokia intros Lumia-colored, Shuffle-sized Bluetooth headset
It's roughly iPod Shuffle-sized, but the familiar-looking BH-121 is more smartphone accessory than screenless music player. The square device ships with a pair of headphones and has a built-in 3.5mm ...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Ubisoft shows off Snowdrop engine with help from Tom Clancy's 'The Division'
Ubisoft's showing off a new trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division, and it's a stunner. Sure, we don't hit every gaming trailer that comes across our radar, but this one certainly piqued our interest,...
03:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget AT&T strikes deal to offer LTE data roaming in Canada
AT&T subscribers visiting their Canadian neighbors no longer have to worry about giving up 4G speeds when crossing the border. The carrier has just unveiled a roaming deal with Rogers that will p...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Square reveals thinner and more accurate mobile credit card reader
As Square spreads its wings to Japan, starts a new cash-by-email service and retools its mobile apps, the humble credit card reader that started it all hasn't received much attention of late. That ch...
02:03 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Nikon camera users say third-party batteries don't work after firmware update
Nikon released a firmware update for its D3100, D3200, D5100, D5200 and Coolpix P7700 cameras during November, which only seemed to change how battery life was measured for a specific pack (the EN-EL...
01:06 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget NSA reportedly infiltrated Xbox Live and World of Warcraft in hunt for terrorists
According to documents leaked by Edward Snowden and brought to light today by The Guardian, the NSA has been monitoring online gaming communities since 2008 and has even been sending real-life agents...
12:11 pm -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget EU regulator warns Nokia against starting a new career as a patent troll
Nokia, by which we mean the parts of the Finnish phone maker that Microsoft hasn't absorbed into its mobile business, has been warned off using its leftover patents to become a troll. According to th...
11:01 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Google Doodle lauds computer programming pioneer Grace Hopper
If you're wondering what's up with today's Google Doodle, it's honoring Grace Hopper, the mathematician who pioneered the use of English-like programming languages. Prior to her work, computers were ...
09:55 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Five new BBC HD channels to go live on December 10th
Earlier this year, the BBC said it would further commit to high-quality programming with the launch of five new HD channels by early 2014. Today, it announced it will deliver on that promise, launchi...
07:42 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Samsung shrinks its 1TB EVO SSD, claims industry first
It's pretty much common knowledge that upgrading to a solid state drive is one of the easiest ways to give an aging machine a shot in the arm, but not everybody considers drive size. The average SSD ...
05:50 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Microsoft and Google lead coalition demanding limits on government surveillance
In October, the tech industry's biggest companies petitioned congress to reform the US Government's surveillance policies. Now, the firms are taking their pleas global. Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Go...
04:55 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Quadrocopter drone recovers from failures without skipping a beat (video)
Quadrocopter drones are capable of some incredible acrobatics, but they seldom handle failure all that gracefully. ETH Zurich's Mark Mueller is tackling this problem through a new failsafe algorithm ...
03:11 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1?
When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1, everyone at Engadget was intrigued. Even more so, when the company postponed the launch for a radical redesign, a "predesign," if you will. When it arrive...
12:51 am -05 - Mon, December 9, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Amazon Prime Air drones, LG G Flex review, hands-on with the YotaPhone 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, December 8, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Expunging Xbox
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The last installment of Switched On discussed the merits of Microsoft divesting itself of Bing. While Bing is still fi...
07:45 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Huawei files trademark for PhoPad, but shouldn't be worried about anyone taking the name
Huawei filed a trademark for a "PhoPad" with the USPTO this week. There's no guarantee that the manufacturer will come out with such a device -- which, given the name, we'd expect to be similar in co...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget IRL: 18 holes with the Zepp GolfSense swing analyzer
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. File this u...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Atari's CES Endgame
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. In the week's leading up to the biggest ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: eco-friendly Christmas trees, Kingdom of Erebor Lego replica and a ring that translates sign language
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.At this time of year, you tend to see lots of cars with Ch...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget 3Doodler review: a $99 3D-printing pen
I've spent a fair bit of time trying to explain the WobbleWorks 3Doodler to people over the past year or so. My descriptions generally alternate between the company's slightly misleading "3D-printing...
12:29 pm -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Android 4.4.1 shows signs that mirroring to Chromecast is coming soon
So far, the ability to wirelessly stream the display of an Android phone or tablet to your TV has been limited to solutions like Miracast, but information spotted by Cyanogen Inc. cofounder Koushik D...
09:43 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Netflix's Daredevil TV show will be lead by Cabin in The Woods director Drew Goddard
Netflix's slate of original content has been extraordinarily well-received so far, and that's likely related to the people behind the shows. Big names like David Fincher and Kevin Space drew people t...
06:45 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget C Spire kicks off pre-registration for its Mississippi gigabit fiber service
C Spire, the regional wireless carrier with gigabit-sized dreams, has just announced that residents in nine Mississippi cities can now pre-register for its home fiber program. The southern US-based c...
03:29 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best music player and service to start fresh?
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 Sarah, who has a clean slate to begin ...
12:56 am -05 - Sun, December 8, 2013
Engadget Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition coming to PS4 and Xbox One January 28th, but you can pre-order now
Lara Croft is making her way to Sony's and Microsoft's latest gaming consoles next month. At Spike's VGX show, we got our first glimpse of Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition, which will be available for...
11:30 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Alt-Week 12.7.13: Wormhole short-cuts, watery planets and history as seen by Google Books
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Don't pack your bags just yet, but Hubble has found indirect evidence of water on five different planet...
09:04 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy J coming to Taiwan on December 9th, according to YouTube teaser
Samsung Taiwan thought it was being sneaky when it released a teaser video of a mystery smartphone on YouTube, describing it as "just fast," "just elegant," "just for you" and "just simple." Naturall...
09:04 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Samsung Galaxy J coming to Taiwan on December 9th, according to YouTube teaser (update: yessir)
Samsung Taiwan thought it was being sneaky when it released a teaser video of a mystery smartphone on YouTube, describing it as "just fast," "just elegant," "just for you" and "just simple." Naturall...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: Cool Tools review, drone delivery 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...
03:02 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Motorola's modular phone prototype is almost ready, final product might be sold on Moto Maker
Sure, Moto Maker makes it easy to deck out your phone with a fresh paint job, but the company's CEO has bigger goals in mind for the customization engine. Speaking with Youtuber Marques Brownlese, De...
12:08 pm -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile boosts LTE network speeds in Dallas using MetroPCS spectrum
Hey, North Dallas T-Mobile customer -- that speedier internet connection isn't a figment of your imagination. Just before Thanksgiving, the carrier silently got the ball rolling on its plans to unlea...
09:36 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access gets Handy in Germany
Germany's something of a latecomer to Google's Play Music All Access party (that name, we know!). The country that made David Hasselhoff a venerable pop star was conspicuously absent from the Google ...
07:04 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget ASUS Padfone Mini 4.3 pictured ahead of its launch next week
We only just got a whiff of a smaller version of ASUS' odd Padfone series as it passed through certification, and now serial leaker @evleaks can show us what it looks like. As its name indicates, the...
04:55 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget FCC's wireless spectrum auction delayed to 2015 to prep bidding infrastructure
The lead-up to the government's wireless spectrum auction is going to be a little longer than expected, according to the Official FCC Blog. Partly because the government needs to finalize the event's...
02:45 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)
Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does...
01:27 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG G Flex review, Lightstrap iPhone case hands-on, Verizon LTE expansion 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...
12:44 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Bungie's Destiny arrives worldwide on September 9th, 2014
Wondering when you can get Bungie's first big post-Halo project, Destiny? Wonder no more: the company has revealed that its ambitious, MMO-like shooter will ship worldwide on September 9th, 2014. Pla...
12:44 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget Bungie's Destiny ships worldwide on September 9th, 2014
Wondering when you can get Bungie's first big post-Halo project, Destiny? Wonder no more: the company has revealed that its ambitious, MMO-like shooter will ship worldwide on September 9th, 2014. Pla...
12:02 am -05 - Sat, December 7, 2013
Engadget T-Mobile to launch data-free $35 Unlimited Talk and Text plan on December 8th
T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans are relatively cheap ways to get unlimited voice and messaging, but not everyone is eager to pay for the accompanying data. The carrier is clearly aware of this, as it'...
10:53 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget NSA cites executive order to defend its collection of cellphone location data
The 5 billion cellphone location records the NSA's reportedly collecting daily? Don't expect an apology. While it's hard to sustain shock and disbelief when we've been hearing new details about the g...
10:29 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Google rumored to launch its own TV set-top box under the Nexus brand next year
We haven't even seen the latest iteration of Google TV yet -- oops, sorry, that's "Android with Google services for TV" these days -- but a new rumor from The Information's Amir Efrati points to a Ne...
09:44 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Ryan Seacrest's keyboard case turns your iPhone into a BlackBerry (video)
The market for keyboard-equipped phones may be on the wane, but don't tell that to Ryan Seacrest -- the American Idol host is convinced that messaging mavens need real buttons. To that end, he's jump...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget The best camera deals of the week: 12.6.13
With Engadget's new tools, you can track price drops on thousands of devices every day, and once a week we feature some of the best deals right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offe...
08:17 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Supreme Court could produce meaningful patent reform in abstract software case
The US Supreme Court is wading into the battle over software patents by agreeing to hear a case between two financial firms you've likely never heard of. This comes just as the legislative arm of the...
06:50 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 046 - 12.5.13
The Eurocast crew, led by the fearless Daniel Cooper, divine the spirit of HD this week as they discuss HBO's deal with Google in the UK and the merits of today's "golden age of television." While th...
06:21 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget National Geographic brings its custom cartography to Google Maps
National Geographic has long contributed photos and article links to Google Maps, but it's now deepening that commitment by introducing its own cartography. The magazine is using Google Maps Engine t...
05:45 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Amazon's MP3 Android app gets a makeover, now lets you share to Facebook
If you're an Android user who likes to shop for music on the Amazon MP3 app, then you'll be glad to hear that it has received a much needed update. Most notably, the application now looks substantial...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget LG G Flex review: a promising phone, but not one you should buy right now
It's not too often we get to review a product with a completely new form factor, but we relish the opportunity when we do. This time, we're taking a closer look at the LG G Flex, one of two curved sm...
04:02 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Razer may be making its first iPhone gamepad
If an image from prolific bean-spiller @evleaks pans out, it looks like Razer is set to join the iPhone gamepad brigade with the Kazuyo. We've already seen the Moga Ace Power and Logitech's Powershel...
03:13 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Reelhouse offers expanded bonus materials for digital Warner Bros. movies
With Reelhouse, Warner Brothers is the latest studio trying to offer disc-style bonus features to digital content. What sets WB's channel apart from Walmart-owned Vudu though, is the types of special...
02:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Lightstrap: an iPhone case that's all flash
Trying to take a good picture in a dimly lit nightclub is hard enough, but doing so on a camera phone? Nearly impossible. Engadget Live San Francisco was hosted in such a dark establishment, which ma...
02:01 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Lightstrap: an iPhone case that's all flash (hands-on)
Trying to take a good picture in a dimly lit nightclub is hard enough, but doing so on a camera phone? Nearly impossible. Engadget Live San Francisco was hosted in such a dark establishment, which ma...
01:05 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Bing for Android now refreshes your wallpaper once a day
Tired of staring at your smartphone's wallpaper, but can't bring yourself to change it? Microsoft is remedying what is surely the most first-world of first-world problems with an update to Bing for A...
12:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget 23andMe stops selling DNA health tests following FDA crackdown
If you've been mulling over getting screened by 23andMe for genetic risks like cancer, we're afraid you'll have to look elsewhere. The company has just announced that it's suspending sales of its hea...
12:07 pm -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget 23andMe stops selling DNA health tests following FDA crackdown (updated)
If you've been mulling over getting screened by 23andMe for genetic risks like cancer, we're afraid you'll have to look elsewhere. The company has just announced that it's suspending sales of its hea...
11:02 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Apple Stores now using iBeacon tracking for app-enhanced personal shopping
While shopping online often means your whims are creepily tracked, at least there's respite in brick-and-mortar retail, right? Actually, following tests at a New York outlet, Apple has just rolled ou...
10:13 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Nikon takes first blood against Polaroid's knock-off J1
Remember when Nikon noticed that Polaroid's iM1836 looked a little too much like the J1 and lawyered-up? The case has arrived at the Southern District Court of New York, where a judge probably took 3...
09:18 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Google Play Store update brings better social app recommendations to Android
Just when it appeared Google's recent run of Android updates had come to an end, a new version of the Play Store pops up with new features in tow. Android Police got its hands on the app, running it ...
09:02 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter and U2opia Mobile bring trending tweets and topics to dumb phones
We're spoiled here in the US. When we want to browse what's trending on Twitter, we just break out our smartphones, launch an app and we're perusing the latest tweets about Joan Didion and the war on...
08:14 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Verizon quietly expands LTE capacity and speeds in select cities
To stay in front of the LTE pack, Verizon purchased $3.6 billion worth of spectrum from a cable consortium last year, then sold off a bunch of its own to gain FCC approval. The fruit of that labor is...
07:10 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Google simplifies sharing and adds microSD storage to Play Music on Android
Fresh off its world tour, Google Play Music is making it easier to store, shuffle and share your mobile tunes. For starters, Mountain View's music streaming-and-locker service now lets KitKat users w...
06:23 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Books come to Google Play in five South American countries
Google Play Books' expansion tour has just made an important stop in South America. As of today, bookworms in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela can browse Google's virtual shelves from A...
05:19 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Google expands in-depth article search results, makes it easier to explore relevant topics
When Google introduced the in-depth article search results section, the company gave voracious readers a great way to look for weekend reading spree fodder. Today, Mountain View is making it even eas...
04:13 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Twitter's new targeted advertising hooks up with your browsing history
After testing it out for six months, Twitter's now rolled out changes that will tie its ads with information picked up from web browser cookies. Advertisers will be able to share browser-related deta...
03:33 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Navy launches a drone from a submarine's torpedo tube
We can think of few sights more ominous than watching an unmanned aerial vehicle emerging from an egg-like canister in the middle of the ocean, but that may well be the future of military reconnaissa...
03:09 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget HiSense unveils Android-powered H6 Smart TVs and Pulse PRO set-top box
HiSense continues its dedication to Google as an operating system with a slew of new hardware powered by Android 4.2.2 that features Google services for TV (the product formerly known as Google TV). ...
02:29 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget DARPA tests ground-based prototype of its folding space telescope (video)
Researchers want higher-resolution images of the Earth from space, but glass-based telescopes won't always be up to the job; eventually, the necessary hardware will be too bulky to lift into orbit. I...
01:46 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Palette's modular controller brings dials and sliders to your laptop (hands-on)
Palette co-founder Calvin Chu has a problem with how people work. "Creative professionals spend so much of their time on the computer, and at the moment, they still use a very generic one-size-fits-a...
01:04 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget CyanogenMod 11 M1 release arrives early for (most) Nexus phones and tablets
Having just wrapped up development on its Android Jelly Bean-based 10.2 software, the CyanogenMod team is already pushing out a "Milestone 1" release of the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat-based version ...
12:27 am -05 - Fri, December 6, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: AT&T's new mobile plans, Olloclip debuts new lens, audio holiday 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 th...
11:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Apple says 74 percent of App Store users are running iOS 7
Two can play the OS statistics game, it seems. Just a couple of days after Google noted that 1.1 percent of Android devices visiting Google Play are running KitKat, Apple has revealed that 74 percent...
11:19 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Verizon's FiOS Mobile app adds Encore, Starz and more for live-streaming anywhere
Verizon's FiOS mobile apps for Android and iOS are about to get significantly more appealing, as the carrier has just added 16 additional channels for out-of-home live streaming. When this feature de...
10:50 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Google voice search on Android and iOS now speaks French, German and Japanese
To date, Google's mobile voice search has been limited to English speakers -- not very convenient if you're looking for coffee in Cologne. Thankfully, its vocabulary is expanding today. The Google Se...
10:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Lumus reveals classy two-tone Glass competitor with in-lens display
Lumus is a heads up display (HUD) manufacturer better known for its military-grade products, some of which have been deployed in US Air Force F-16 and A-10 helmets. Its latest effort, the DK-40 dev k...
09:58 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Valve worker's controllers let you steer games with your butt and tongue (video)
Valve's engineers may spend much of their time building practical hardware like gamepads and VR headsets, but they still have room to work on some intriguing side projects. Just ask the company's Ben...
09:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Spotify reportedly planning free, ad-supported mobile streaming
If you can't bring yourself to shell out $10 a month for the privilege of enjoying your Spotify playlist on the go, we have good news for you: the company is apparently developing a free version of i...
09:15 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget HP adds Leap Motion control to select PCs just in time for the holidays
HP's adding more Leap Motion to its PC arsenal. After refreshing its Envy 17 with inbuilt Leap Motion control, HP's now expanding that partnership to select products in its desktop and all-in-one lin...
08:51 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Dolby demos new imaging tech that pushes more light to your television (eyes-on)
You may think your current HDTV is bright enough, but Dolby disagrees. The company, which is known more for its audio tech than its imaging capabilities, has been putting a lot of effort into develop...
08:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Saturn's relentless "hexagon" storm
This isn't the first we've seen of Saturn's six-sided jet stream, but NASA's calling the GIF after the break "the first hexagon movie of its kind." The "movie" is made from a compilation of images ta...
08:26 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Saturn's relentless 'hexagon' storm
This isn't the first we've seen of Saturn's six-sided jet stream, but NASA's calling the GIF after the break "the first hexagon movie of its kind." The "movie" is made from a compilation of images ta...
07:49 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft Research and University of Melbourne open center to study social natural interfaces
According to Microsoft this will be "the world's first joint research center dedicated to studying and perfecting the social applications of NUI [natural user interfaces]." That's about as incredibly...
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Android update focuses on Nexus 5 camera improvements
We may have called the Nexus 5 "the best phone $350 can buy," but its camera didn't exactly impress. The latest version of the Android OS, set to roll out in the "next couple of days," is aimed at fi...
07:02 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: capture 360-degree video with DLSRs and GoPros, viewable on an Oculus Rift
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject li...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Smart Power Strip now works with SmartThings WiFi hub to keep your home always connected
If you couldn't tell by its name alone, the Smart Power Strip's a card-carrying member of the 'internet of things' or, for those of you without jargon translators, 'connected devices.' The current Ki...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Audio
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.Like cameras, audio gadgets are the kind of gifts you want t...
05:44 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Engadget Podcast 371 - 12.4.13
Although a Thursday podcast lead by a numb-tongued, Novocaine-laden Brian Heater would be hilarious, his dentist felt we should hit the airwaves a day early for the sake of clarity. News has been pre...
05:24 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Foursquare redesign for iOS brings you more location info at a glance
Foursquare gave its iOS check-in app a makeover just a few months ago, but it's already back with a redesign that takes fuller advantage of Apple's platform. The version 7.0 app has a more compact la...
05:06 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget MSI reveals two GT60 laptops with 3K displays
MSI is jumping into the world of ultra-sharp displays today with the launch of two high-end GT60 laptop models. Both the gaming-oriented 2OD-261US and the workstation-grade 2OKWS-278US have 15.6-inch...
04:56 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Bing Maps Preview showcases new mapping experience 'built from the ground up' for Windows 8.1
Microsoft's been busy overhauling its Bing Maps experience for Windows 8.1 and, today, the Redmond giant's posted an app preview to its Windows Store. Users running that latest OS build can download ...
04:41 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget New York Times' Today's Paper web app brings print-like design, offline reading to browsers
Today marks the death of the New York Times' "experimental" HTML5 app designed for the iPad. But, from its ashes comes Today's Paper, another touch-friendly app built on the latest web technologies. ...
04:28 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Google now lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data
Sure, if you delve far back enough into your Gmail history, you'll likely find some conversations you've been happy to forget, but remembering that job offer/email from grandpa/successful eBay bid is...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Quip's mobile-native word processing comes to Android
Quip's built-for-mobile word processor has at last reached Android. The newly available app mirrors much of what we've seen in the iOS version, including adaptive documents, cloud syncing and deep co...
03:45 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget ASUS's 4.3-inch PadFone Mini to debut in Taiwan next week
ASUS's PadFone hybrid Android tablet/phone series, weird as it is, seems to have found itself a niche. As such, the Taiwanese outfit looks ready to launch a new model, the PadFone Mini, according to ...
03:31 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Double Dragon Trilogy punches its way to Android and iOS (video)
Many gamers of a certain age (cough) spent entirely too much time fighting Abobo and pals in the Double Dragon series. If you're one of them, you'll be glad to hear that DotEmu has released its promi...
03:03 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget China warns banks against using Bitcoin
We're pretty sure no Government is entirely thrilled at the idea of Bitcoin, but China's now made its feelings very explicit. The nation's various regulators have barred banks from dealing in the ele...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget GameStick lands first major publisher deal with Ubisoft
When we reviewed the GameStick Android console, one of our main concerns was how the library of titles on offer would pan out over time. Today, it's just been announced that Ubisoft will be bringing ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Fleksy predictive keyboard for Android exits beta, multilingual support and iOS integration in the pipeline
Almost a year after it made its debut, Syntellia's Fleksy keyboard for Android is finally out of beta. It actually arrived on Google Play six months ago, but was only available to those who joined th...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget AT&T will shuffle Mobile Share pricing and begin discounting out-of-contract plans next week
Whether or not you buy into T-Mobile CEO John Legere's UnCarrier strategy, we can't dispute the fact that it's at least making waves in the US wireless industry. Some of the network's biggest competi...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget AT&T's lower off-contract pricing and revamped Mobile Share plans launch next week
Whether or not you buy into T-Mobile CEO John Legere's UnCarrier strategy, we can't dispute the fact that it's at least making waves in the US wireless industry. Some of the network's biggest competi...
12:32 pm -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget ASUS's PadFone Mini edges closer to release following global certification
ASUS's PadFone hybrid Android tablet/phone series, weird as it is, seems to have found itself a niche. As such, the Taiwanese outfit looks ready to launch a new model, the PadFone Mini, according to ...
11:56 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Medium brings design and photo improvements to its social publishing platform
Medium is debuting a slew of new look-and-feel tweaks designed to let would-be columnists pretend they're working for a well-designed print publication. The site says that one of its initial goals wa...
11:00 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget UK giveaway: Win a Cube 3D printer courtesy of Cartridgediscount.co.uk
You'd better put that coffee down before you exhale it through your nose. Why? Because thanks to the very kind folk at Cartridge Discount, you could win a 3D printer. A second generation Cube by 3D S...
10:24 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget UK government scraps the paper car tax disc after more than 90 years
Almost a century after its introduction, the UK government is set to scrap the paper car disc and go all in with its electronic register. According to the BBC, its death was confirmed by the UK Treas...
09:26 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Pantech adds another fingerprint-scanning handset to its Vega Secret line
Pantech's latest secret has just been revealed in the form of this 5.6-inch smartphone that's packing similar gear to the company's Secret Note. Like its predecessor, the new Vega Secret Up boasts a ...
08:56 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Action Launcher's custom Android interface gets quick-access home screen and KitKat tweaks
Action Launcher's capabilities have grown considerably since we saw it last. For starters, the Android launcher's new Quickpage does for the home screen what Quickdrawer did for the app drawer, and g...
06:29 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Plex multimedia app gets a new UI to match iOS 7
Plex might be a straggler in the iOS 7 app update parade, but as they say: better late than never. The refreshed app comes with a new look for Apple's latest mobile platform, but since it retains mos...
05:33 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's immediate plans against NSA 'threat': court challenges, encryption and transparency
The NSA / PRISM / MUSCULAR scandal sparked by Edward Snowden's leaks stained many tech companies, and tonight Microsoft has laid out several plans it hopes will convince customers (particularly non-U...
05:05 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Olloclip debuts Macro 3-in-1 lens for iPhone and iPod touch (hands-on)
It's been a tremendous two years for Olloclip. The company's premier product, a three-in-one lens that packages macro, wide-angle and fisheye lenses in one nifty iPhone attachment, was our very first...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Acer's 21.5-inch Aspire Z3-600 all-in-one can move from room to room, costs $779
It may seem as if Acer is all about Chromebooks these days, at least judging by its most recent announcements. Today, however, the company is putting the focus back on Microsoft's operating system, w...
03:43 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Google invites Glass Explorer Edition owners to upgrade their eyewear
Google promised early Glass wearers that they could eventually upgrade to next-generation Explorer hardware, and that moment is finally at hand. The company is now inviting owners to swap devices thr...
02:09 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly strikes deal to launch iPhone on China Mobile later this month
That was quick -- just hours after China Mobile granted its first 4G licenses, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has reached a deal to launch the iPhone on the giant carrier. China Mobi...
02:09 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Apple reportedly strikes deal to launch iPhone on China Mobile later this month (update: or not)
That was quick -- just hours after China Mobile granted its first 4G licenses, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has reached a deal to launch the iPhone on the giant carrier. China Mobi...
01:29 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Andy Rubin's Google robotics, Microsoft completes Nokia acquisition 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...
12:41 am -05 - Thu, December 5, 2013
Engadget Mitsubishi cuts price of i-MiEV electric car by $5,000
When Mitsubishi's i-MiEV plug-in first arrived in late 2011, the ES model was priced at a whopping $27,990. After a few fluctuations on the sticker amount, that version of the compact automobile is n...
11:56 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Nokia's outsized Lumia 1320 hits the FCC
A little over a month after Nokia unveiled the Lumia 1320 and it's finally making its way through the FCC. Indeed, the measurements in the filing line up almost exactly with what we saw in Dubai, con...
11:09 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget NSA collecting 5 billion cellphone location records per day
Hey everyone, the government's tracking you. Quelle surprise. In what has to be one of the least shocking pieces of news to come from the Edward Snowden leaks, The Washington Post is reporting that t...
11:00 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Switched On: Banishing Bing
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Much like George Orwell's classic 1984, wars continue in the technology industry without seeming regard for who the en...
10:18 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA GRID cloud gaming service now in open beta for Shield owners in Northern California
NVIDIA Shield owners who downloaded a new software update a couple days ago not only received the ability to stream PC games over 1080p, but were also given the keys to try out NVIDIA's GRID cloud ga...
09:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Google search on Android now finds results within apps
As much as Google's search business revolves around the web, the company knows that mobile apps sometimes have more relevant info. Accordingly, Google has updated Android's native search app and its ...
09:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 377 - 12.3.13
It's been a relatively slow week for news due to the holiday, but there's still plenty for your hosts Ben Drawbaugh and Richard Lawler to chat about. While Sony is bragging about it's November PS4 sa...
08:32 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Google Knowledge Graph now helps your car shopping with prices and stats
Many car shoppers use Google for research well before they set foot into a dealership. It only makes sense, then, that the company has just rolled vehicle stats into its Knowledge Graph. Look for a n...
08:02 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Join us at Engadget Live in San Francisco this Thursday!
While December brings no shortage of events to attend in the City by the Bay, we're hosting one of our own, minus the mistletoe. This Thursday, we're bringing Engadget Live to Temple Nightclub in the...
07:43 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Philips adds Spotify to some of its 2013 Smart TVs in Europe
Following in Samsung's footsteps, Philips has announced that it's bringing Spotify to its Smart TV platform in Europe. As of today, those of you across the pond who own a qualifying 2013 Philips set ...
07:15 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Google Wallet for iOS update allows adding cards with your smartphone camera, single sign-on compatibility
Last month, Google Wallet for Android got an update that allowed capturing credit and debit card info via smartphone camera. Now, that functionality has arrived for iOS users. That's right, you can n...
06:46 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Nokia acquisition now a done deal with final EU approval
Prepare for a world of Microsoft-made Windows Phone 8 devices. Hot on the heels of yesterday's Department of Justice decision, Reuters is reporting that the European Commission has granted final appr...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 2PM ET!
A day early and a dollar -- well, just a day early, actually. We missed last week, seeing as how we were all busy shoveling turkey in our respective mouths, so we're coming back with a day to spare. ...
06:12 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Beats Music set for US launch in January, but you can claim a username starting today
If you've been anticipating the arrival of Beats music-streaming service since it was first teased, it looks like wait is finally up next month. CEO Ian Rogers took to his personal blog to announce t...
05:49 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Two million accounts compromised by 'Pony' botnet, bad passwords
Though most of us cast stones at large-scale corporate password thefts, we ought to be checking our own glass houses, according to a security company called Trustwave. It just revealed that a single ...
05:14 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Nintendo's first 2DS bundles include Pokemon, arrive December 6th for $150
Nintendo is fond of including games with its handhelds, and it's keeping up that habit by launching its first 2DS bundles. As of December 6th, Target will carry a red 2DS with Pokemon X pre-installed...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Motorola kicks off its Moto X do-over sale with extra stock (update: sold out)
After wannabe buyers failed to get a Moto X for $150 off on Cyber Monday due to higher-than-expected demand and problems with MotoMaker, Motorola announced two new sale days. The first is today, with...
04:25 pm -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Google improves its Santa tracking with a Chromecast-ready Android app (video)
Microsoft may have NORAD's blessing for its Santa Claus monitoring, but Google has a few tricks of its own this year. The search giant's latest Santa Tracker centers on an updated Android app (launch...
06:26 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Google's next big project is robots, from the man that brought you Android
Not one to let Amazon get all the robots-are-our-future attention, Google's revealed that its already got plenty of projects underway, and they're headed up by Andy Rubin. Yep, the man who made the c...
06:00 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Hands-on with the YotaPhone: the e-ink Android phone that nobody expected
There was a moment, back in 2012, when we had some quiet doubts about the YotaPhone. The first prototype was desirable, useful, and far beyond any kind of gimmick -- but it also seemed like it'd be h...
04:36 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget LG's AllJoyn support will let you control Smart TVs from any device
Many Smart TVs don't really talk to other devices as well as we'd like; integration tends to be basic, proprietary or both. LG may soon have a more elegant solution, as it's promising AllJoyn support...
03:15 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget YouTube's own subscription music service reportedly won't show up this year
While rumors of its existence have increased in the last few weeks, reports of YouTube's still-unofficial music service as been doing the rounds since, well, March. According to AllThingsD, however, ...
02:07 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Yahoo absorbs movie-making app Ptch to bolster its photo and video efforts
It's a familiar story: A start-up creates an app that does something cool on the web or in the mobile space, Marissa Mayer catches wind of it, whips out her checkbook and Yahoo acquires the company. ...
01:15 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 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 try to finish up our Xbox One and PS4 news by coveri...
12:47 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget Google creating a tool to port Chrome apps to Android and iOS
Google's been shepherding web applications to the desktop as packaged Chrome apps (think the browser-based Google Keep) for a while now, and it turns out the search titan is building a tool to help t...
12:01 am -05 - Wed, December 4, 2013
Engadget EE's UK LTE network goes live in 10 others areas, coming to 19 more by Christmas
There's only so much Pictionary one person can play at Christmas, but little else to do when your grandparents don't have WiFi. If drawing-induced repetitive strain injury is a real threat, you could...
11:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: UPS drone development, peripherals holiday gift guide, a tour of the Vertu workshop and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
10:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget New Honda Civic packs multi-touch interface and Here Maps navigation
With certain exceptions, Honda isn't frequently on the vanguard of car cabin technology. However, we'll have to toss out our expectations now that the automaker has detailed the 2014 Civic's center s...
08:37 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Vuzix's Android-powered M100 Smart Glasses now available to pre-order for $1,000
If you want Android-powered eyewear that's readily available, you won't have to wait for Glass' commercial launch next year; Vuzix has already beaten Google to the punch. The company's M100 Smart Gla...
08:05 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's Studio 99 marries art and science, inspires Kinect tools for non developers (video)
Art and science, science and art, art-and-science. To some, the two words are like oil and water, you can put them together, but they don't always seem to fully blend. Not the case for the minds that...
07:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Square absorbs Viewfinder team, picks up some ex-Googlers in the process
If you're in the market for a few more engineers, you could go through the rigamarole of posting a listing on some job site - or you could just pick up a whole team. The small staff behind photo-shar...
07:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Chrome DevTools now lets you see how websites behave on mobile devices (video)
Developing a mobile-friendly website can be daunting. How do you account for the many, many devices that will see your page? If you grab Google's new Chrome 32 beta, that kind of testing should be tr...
06:34 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Toshiba to buy OCZ's assets for $35 million, eyes solid-state supremacy
OCZ's memory technology won't fade into obscurity after all -- Toshiba has agreed to buy the ailing company's assets for $35 million through a bankruptcy auction. As long as the bid wins, Toshiba exp...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Peripherals
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.Peripherals sound about as exciting as a trip to the dentist...
05:36 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Visualized: Inside the Vertu workshop, where phones are made by hand (video)
While not everyone's comfortable with splashing out on a fancy Vertu phone, there's no stopping us from appreciating the company's craftsmanship and engineering expertise since its Nokia days. We're ...
05:06 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget FiftyThree's Paper app updated to play nice with its Pencil stylus
FiftyThree's shipping out its first Pencil styli early this December, but before you can work its sketching magic, the firm's Paper app will need the appropriate updates. Good thing the company's rel...
04:35 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget BMW and Mini connected cars now support Amazon Cloud Player
Almost a year after it rolled out to select Ford models, Amazon has finally secured itself another automotive partner for its cloud music service. The company today confirmed that its recently-update...
03:59 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Popular photo-editing app VSCO Cam makes its way to Android
VSCO Cam, the hugely popular photo app for iOS, is now available on Android. That means all of you rocking Google's mobile OS can get in on the photo-editing tools and simple interface that iPhone ow...
03:54 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget UPS experimenting with delivery drones, set to challenge Amazon's Prime Air
When Jeff Bezos went on 60 Minutes and mentioned that Amazon was experimenting with delivery drones, we knew it was only a matter of time before other companies revealed similar plans. And, one day l...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Microsoft begins sign-ups for its Project Spark open beta
Reckon that you could do a better job of building console games than the pros? You now have your chance to prove it. Microsoft has started taking sign-ups for Project Spark's open beta; as long as yo...
03:33 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Netflix's first original animated series to premiere on Christmas Eve
You remember when that ironically titled film Turbo came out this past summer? The one about the snails (thus the irony)? Apparently it was popular enough to warrant an exclusive animated series on N...
03:14 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget UK carriers agree to cap bills on lost and stolen cellphones
It's bad to rack up steep cellphone bills through your own actions, but it's even worse if a thief does that on your behalf. Thankfully, the UK government has struck a deal with EE, Three, Virgin Med...
02:31 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Google adds Game of Thrones and other hit HBO shows to the UK Play Store
Now that British Android users finally have access to TV shows on the Play Store, Google's finally starting to make good on its promise to deliver award-winning content. Following its deal in the US,...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget NORAD and Microsoft team on a touch-friendly Santa Claus web tracker
NORAD's Santa Claus tracking has officially entered the tablet era. The defense agency has teamed up with Microsoft on an updated web-based tracker that's designed for touch-friendly browsers, includ...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget HTC One Mini banned in the UK following Nokia patent win
Of all the great patent animosities that have raged in the smartphone world over the past couple of years, that between HTC and Nokia could be one of the most brutal. Having already forced HTC to cha...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Copenhagen Wheel turns any bike into an electric hybrid, ships early 2014 for $699 (video)
We can't fault you for dismissing the Copenhagen Wheel as vaporware -- it's been nearly four years since the pedal-assist bicycle accessory made its debut at the 2009 UN Climate Change Conference -- ...
12:28 pm -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Scientists create malware that communicates using sound, no network required
Straight from camp "what could go wrong" scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication have developed a proof-of-concept malware that can communicate with other machines nearby, using just...
11:26 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget PayPal launches digital gift card store, boasts iTunes as its first partner
PayPal must not have been content to let you add pre-paid gift cards to your digital wallet, because now it's selling them directly. The online-payment juggernaut is kicking off this new program -- d...
10:34 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Spotify tries to win over artists by predicting their future royalties
While Spotify may have shown that a streaming music model could be successful, it's consistently come under fire over an apparent lack of financial support for new artists. To boost that relationship...
09:23 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget WhatsApp Messenger gets its long-awaited iOS 7 makeover
WhatsApp is more than a little late to the iOS 7 app update party, but it's making up for the long delay with a sweeping upgrade to its Messenger client. In addition to sporting an appropriately flat...
08:51 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Canon's EOS M2 mirrorless camera promises double the focusing speed of the original
Canon (finally) launched its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera last year and while we loved the design and the image quality of the EOS M, the focusing speed, well, left a lot to be desire...
08:29 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Motorola botches Moto X Cyber Monday sale, offers buyers 'we're sorry' Wednesday
Remember that $349 off-contract Moto X deal we mentioned in our Cyber Monday roundup? That didn't exactly go to plan. According to Motorola, insufficient pre-sale testing and overwhelming demand crip...
08:14 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget HP's new Android Slate tablets sneak onto market just after curfew
Hewlett Packard's Slate line of Android tablets just barely missed their November deadline for hitting retail. However, the good news is that if you've been itching to try company's latest takes on t...
08:14 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget HP's new Android tablets land a little late, but with budget prices in tact
Hewlett Packard's Slate line of Android tablets just barely missed their November deadline for retail launch. The company's latest take on tabs are finally here, however, and all you have to do is he...
08:14 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget HP's new Android tablets land a little late, but with budget prices intact
Hewlett Packard's Slate line of Android tablets just barely missed their November deadline for retail launch. The company's latest take on tabs are finally here, however, and all you have to do is he...
07:43 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Sony says it sold 2.1 million PS4s in November
One million units in a day was a pretty good start, and SCE's Andrew House has just announced that the company's now sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4s as of December 1st. That combines sales from the U...
07:20 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Select Explorers can now purchase a second Google Glass unit
Forget trawling eBay or craigslist for Google Glass -- your best bet is to pal up with someone who already owns one. Select Explorers who couldn't access the Glass accessory shop have received an ema...
06:32 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget KitKat claims 1.1 percent of Android device share a month after launch
KitKat may be the new kid on the Android block, but it's already faring quite well. Google's latest OS dashboard reveals that 1.1 percent of active Android devices are running the new platform roughl...
05:39 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Finished CyanogenMod 10.2 arrives as focus shifts to Android 4.4 KitKat
Android fans who've been waiting for a stable edition of CyanogenMod 10.2 can finally start their downloads. Cyanogen has just released its final version of the custom firmware, giving the curious a ...
04:47 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music app officially arrives on Glass
Glass Explorers who weren't adventurous enough to sideload Google Play Music onto their wearable for an early taste of the app have just gotten easy access to it. Mountain View's just listed the tune...
04:01 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Applebee's putting a tablet on every table, hopes to engage grease-covered fingers nationwide
'Who hasn't felt like they've been held hostage waiting for a check to arrive?" That's a question posed by Applebee's president, Mike Archer. Frankly, we're having some trouble imagining that the hom...
03:14 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget ASUS tablet reaches the FCC with options to run Android, Windows or both
ASUS already has a knack for hardware that uses multiple operating systems, but it may up the ante with a new M80T tablet that has just reached the FCC. The device should ship in three primary varian...
02:29 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget E Ink's new Fina display technology promises lighter, thinner e-readers
That Kindle Paperwhite is pretty thin and light already, but future e-readers could be even skinnier thanks to a new screen technology from E Ink known as Fina. The tech uses a super thin glass subst...
01:13 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget China launches Jade Rabbit rover, kicks off Chang'e 3 moon mission
China began stage one of its Chang'e 3 mission yesterday afternoon by launching a Long March 3B rocket toward the troposphere, destined for the moon. The Jade Rabbit, a robotic rover, managed to hop ...
12:28 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV (December 2nd - 8th)
Sure, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are here, but this week's big game release is for the PS3. Gran Turismo 6 arrives Friday, while the latest iteration of the racing franchise will feature over 1,2...
12:08 am -05 - Tue, December 3, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: Amazon Prime Air drones, Cyber Monday deals, Windows 'Threshold' update rumor 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...
11:26 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Facebook's News Feed: now with more relevant and oft-commented articles, fewer meme photos
Ahh, News Feed, the lifeblood of Facebook, a river rife with baby and puppy pictures, plus countless status updates and shared articles. Today, Facebook has updated the Feed once again to percolate m...
10:44 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft warns against 'unusable' Xbox One with dev kit trick
If yesterday's video from GameTuts made you eager to convert your shiny new Xbox One console into a "dev kit," you may want to think twice. In a video posted to YouTube yesterday, the outfit walks th...
10:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Apple stepping into social with acquisition of Twitter analytics firm Topsy
Despite the number of acquisitions Apple has made over the year, the Cupertino company is not done buying up companies just yet. Indeed, Apple has just purchased Topsy, a company that specializes in ...
08:57 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Volvo to conduct large-scale autonomous car tests by 2017
Volvo has been one of the stronger proponents of self-driving cars, and it's proving that today by detailing its plans for a large-scale autonomous vehicle project in its native Sweden. The Drive Me ...
08:20 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Microsoft launches Student Advantage program, brings free Office access to 35,000 schools around the world
Microsoft's never been shy about showing students some love, from its reduced-fee Office University program to multiple Surface offers. Let's add another example to that list: The company's Student A...
07:28 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Mario and Luigi get a Nintendo 3DS XL bundle in silver, shipping now for $200
In order to properly celebrate what it's calling the "Cyber Monday of Luigi," Nintendo has outed a new limited-edition version of its 3DS XL handheld. The silver-clad unit has the two brothers on its...
06:45 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Peripheral Vision 013: Robert Howe on why simplicity is the key to building a better robot hand
Even in the world of robotic limbs, sometimes simpler is better. "Ten years ago, we kept building these anthropomorphic hands again and again, and yet we never made them function correctly," Robert H...
06:12 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield now streams PC games to your TV in 1080p, has new control mapping capabilities
It was just over a month ago when NVIDIA's handheld, Shield, got the ability to stream Android games to TVs at 1080p resolution via Console Mode. Today, it can now do the same for PC games thanks to ...
05:49 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget With the DOJ's approval, Microsoft-Nokia deal is one step closer to reality
Over the weekend, the U.S. Department of Justice gave its blessing to the pending Microsoft-Nokia acquisition, leaving Redmond one step closer to buying the Finnish company's devices and services bus...
04:31 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget German police may use a song recognition app to fight neo-Nazi music
Song recognition apps like Shazam primarily exist to name catchy tunes on the radio, but Germany could soon use one to fight crime. Police in the state of Saxony have developed a smartphone app that ...
03:53 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Next Windows release reportedly codenamed 'Threshold,' set to further unify Microsoft operating systems
Microsoft's on the, erm, threshold of something big -- something that's likely to make its three major operating systems even more similar. Queen of Microsoft leaks Mary Jo Foley has caught word from...
03:46 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Dell's UltraSharp 32 and new UltraSharp 24 4K monitors are available now, 28-inch model on the way
4K is here to stay, what with a vast number of companies ramping up production on all types of different panels. Today, Dell is the latest one ready to join the frenzy in full force, announcing avail...
03:04 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget BenQ rejoins the smartphone market with two tepid Android models
Contrary to what the execs told us back in September last year, BenQ has now decided that it should re-enter the smartphone business, and it's done so in Taiwan with two affordable quad-core models: t...
02:13 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Steam sets a new record as over 7 million gamers log in at once
Assuming Steam's user base is still around the 65 million mark, as Valve reported at the end of the October, over 10 percent of the gaming platform's patrons were logged-in at the same time yesterday,...
01:15 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Engadget's Cyber Monday 2013 roundup
As tempting as post-Thanksgiving savings are, some of us simply aren't brave enough to face the Black Friday hordes. That doesn't mean stay-at-home shoppers aren't still looking for a bargain: Cyber M...
12:02 pm -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Samsung adds red and 'rose gold' colors to its Galaxy Note 3 lineup
Smartphones these days are as much fashion accessories as pure gadgets and Galaxy Note 3 fans will soon have two more ways to mix and match. First off, Samsung went straight for a trendy "rose gold" h...
11:00 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Panasonic adding Haswell and LTE to its Toughbook CF-C2 convertible
It may look hard, but Panasonic's Toughbook didn't really have the weight to throw behind those punches. That's why the company is upgrading the CF-C2 with a multi-carrier LTE modem, Windows 8.1 suppo...
10:15 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget YouTube finally arrives on Nintendo 3DS with ironic lack of 3D playback support
If you're looking to head straight from Super Mario 3D Land to the land of cats and hate, you'll no longer have to switch devices: YouTube is now available on the Nintendo 3DS. You can grab the app fr...
09:06 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Dell preparing to squeeze 4K resolution onto a 24-inch monitor
It's hard to know whether PC monitors will continue to be much of a focus for the new Dell. Nevertheless, the relevant department looks to have been gearing itself up for 4K, as Bright Side of News an...
07:41 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Oppo's swiveling N1 smartphone to be available worldwide on December 10th for $599
Oppo promised that its swivel camera-toting N1 smartphone would arrive in December, and it's making good on that promise today by offering international launch details. An unlocked HSPA+ version of th...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Misfit Wearables releases Shine Android app, outfits Bluetooth 4.0 devices with activity-tracking prowess
Until now, the dapper stylings of Misfit Wearables' Shine activity tracker have eluded the Android faithful for logging steps, calories and sleep. The outfit has announced a version of the Shine app f...
03:36 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget How would you change Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon?
We have to admit, we've been looking forward to this week's How Would You Change entrant for quite a while. Having reviewed a carbon fiber notebook ourselves, your humble narrator was very curious to ...
01:25 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Amazon unveils Prime Air drones on 60 Minutes, aims to deliver in half an hour (video)
Amazon CES Jeff Bezos took to 60 Minutes to reveal the company's latest delivery method: drones. In what is likely a cunning reminder of the e-tailer's upcoming Cyber Monday sales, these bots will app...
01:25 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Amazon Prime Air drones revealed on 60 Minutes, aim to deliver in half an hour (video)
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took to 60 Minutes to reveal the company's latest delivery method: drones. In what is likely a cunning reminder of the e-tailer's upcoming Cyber Monday sales, these bots will app...
01:05 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Moto G and Nike FuelBand SE reviews, Smartphone buyers guide 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 ...
01:05 am -05 - Mon, December 2, 2013
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Moto G and Nike FuelBand SE reviews, Smartphone buyer's guide 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 ...
10:33 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget AllCast for Android pushes media to Apple TV and Roku, available for willing beta testers (video)
If you've been eager to send cloud or locally-stored media to your TV, another option could be on the way. Currently in beta, AllCast is an Android app that streams content from places like Google Dri...
08:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget IRL: FIFA 14 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4
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. What? You th...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget ASUS Transformer Book T100 review: a Windows tablet with netbook roots
We generally don't have time to review low-end products, but sometimes we see something at such an aggressive price we just have to take it for a spin. That pretty much describes our feelings about th...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget A guide to street photography: Gavin Harrison's smartphone art
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...
03:30 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget Time Machines: Dial-a-tune
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.This invention brought streaming music to N...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-driving tractors, U-CAT robot and the Interceptor police sedan
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.With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it's time to star...
09:13 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget Quechua's new smartphone aims to tag along on your next wild adventure
Even though it is a pretty populated world already, Quechua wasn't going to let that interrupt the (rugged) vision for a smartphone of its own. The company, which is known for selling mountain sports ...
03:59 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget Ask Engadget: best online photo album with public contributions?
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 Jeff, who wants to crowdsource his wedd...
01:40 am -05 - Sun, December 1, 2013
Engadget Alt-week 11.30.13: one well preserved baby dinosaur, and the forbidden gadgets
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Technology and science doesn't care how old you are. Whether you're a pre-historic beast, or a juvenile ...
11:15 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Growing up Geek: Timothy J. Seppala
Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today, we have our very own Timothy J. Seppala.I was 7...
09:24 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Nokia's Verizon-bound Lumia 929 shows up again in leaked photo
We're quickly losing count on how many times we have seen leaks of the Nokia Lumia 929. Still, something tells us Verizon subscribers won't mind getting as many looks as possible at what's rumored to ...
08:19 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Xbox One's 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance
The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4's easily-accessed storage, it's not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we'll probably leave ...
07:00 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget A guide to street photography: Matt Stuart, manners and human autofocus
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...
04:45 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Recommended Reading: Stuxnet's more dangerous precursor, fake memories 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 thin...
01:10 pm -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget LG Canada says G2 will get Android 4.4 KitKat by March
LG G2 owners may have to wait a while to get the Android 4.4 KitKat software that their Nexus 5-toting counterparts already enjoy. A spokesperson for the company's Canadian branch informs MobileSyrup ...
08:38 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle now available in the UK, but it's no bargain
Remember that rumored PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle that was due to reach the UK in time for the holidays? It's now official -- if not the discount that some were hoping for. Sony UK head Fergal Ga...
04:24 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Comet Ison may have survived its kiss with the sun
We humans can form curious attachments to non-living things, so when Comet Ison veered toward the sun, naturally we rooted for the plucky iceball. After seeing it mostly vanish after brushing the coro...
02:38 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Spotify update lets iPad users browse curated playlists, follow their friends
Spotify listeners with iPads no longer have to look on with envy as their Android- and iPhone-touting friends browse curated playlists with ease. An update to Spotify's iOS app has introduced the Bro...
01:13 am -05 - Sat, November 30, 2013
Engadget Galaxy S Duos 2 all but official after being listed on Samsung India site
Samsung has yet to make an official announcement about the followup to its Galaxy S Duos. But, if the company's online store in India is any indication, it won't be too long before the second-gen dual...