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11:34 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 383 - 1.30.14
The rumor mill has been grinding away this week, providing juicy bits of Apple and Amazon news for Ben and Richard to chew on. Netflix also announces its new 'post-play' feature, which prompts the cr...
11:05 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget What does national security have to do with the Lenovo-Motorola deal?
Lenovo's planned acquisition of Motorola's mobile phone business will likely be reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), the government agency that makes sure foreign invest...
10:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Amazon may raise Prime subscription pricing in the US
Amazon Prime has cost $79 per year since it became available -- a bargain given that it covers both speedy shipping and a whole host of media services. Unfortunately, that low pricing might not last ...
10:40 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Yahoo Mail accounts breached through third-party database hacking
An unidentified number of Yahoo email accounts were recently breached, the company revealed this afternoon. Affected users have already been notified, and Yahoo says it's doing everything it can to b...
10:12 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Microsoft will reportedly name enterprise chief Satya Nadella as CEO
Microsoft still hasn't announced who will succeed Steve Ballmer as CEO, but Bloomberg News is reporting that the company is on the verge of naming a replacement. Satya Nadella, the current enterprise...
09:54 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Nokia's long-awaited Lumia Black update rolls out to the Lumia 820 and 920 on AT&T
It was just three weeks ago that Nokia pushed out its Lumia Black software update to the Lumia 925 and 1020, with the promise that other Lumia phones would get updated asap. Well, sure enough, the Lu...
09:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Q4 profit more than doubles year-over-year to hit $239 million
Amazon clearly didn't have any problems generating a profit this holiday. The online retail powerhouse says that it made a tidy profit of $239 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, or more than twic...
09:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Google finishes up 2013 on a high note, Motorola on a low one (financially speaking)
We've grown accustomed to Google making piles of money, and the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2013 continues the trend . How big's the pile this time? $16.86 billion in revenue and almost $4 billion ...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget What Lenovo's Motorola deal could mean for American manufacturing
Lenovo purchasing Motorola from Google raises a lot of questions. But, lost amid all the speculation over what this means for the marketplace, is the potential human cost. Motorola directly employs o...
08:35 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Yahoo's latest acquisition points to a Google Now rival
Yahoo's latest acquisition is Incredible Labs, the company behind personal-assistant iOS app Donna. Most of the seven-member Incredible Labs team will stay on with Yahoo, though the iOS app will no l...
08:13 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Here's a peek at the new Cosmos series, hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Yup, that is Neil deGrasse Tyson standing amidst a virtualization of the universe, which can only mean one thing: the astrophysicist has ascended beyond our mortal coil into a higher plane of being! ...
07:37 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget New Microsoft app brings recipes and grocery lists to your Windows Phone
The Bing Food & Drink app for Windows 8.1 is handy if you need to look up a recipe on your PC, but what if you're searching for ingredients at the store? Never fear, as Microsoft has quietly rele...
07:08 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Forget check-ins: Foursquare now lets you order in from local restaurants
It's easy to think of Foursquare as an app you use on the go: it's what you use to check in places, get a mayor's crown, let your friends know you're about to eat a taco. That sort of thing. Now, tho...
06:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Waterloo Labs uses paintball guns to make automated works of art
Waterloo Labs is at it again, but instead of concocting eyeball-controls for Italian plumbers, it's futzing with paintball guns. The team has rigged a trio of the paint-filled firearms to make automa...
06:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package
Last year, Sony finally reached the end of the alphabet with its Xperia Z. It wasn't just that the company ran out of letters, though: With the Xperia Z, we saw Sony streamline its scattered phone st...
05:42 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Time Warner Cable to improve network in NYC and LA, promises faster internet, more reliability, better service
TWC Maxx: the extra 'x' means it's better. At least, that's what Time Warner Cable would have us believe about its thusly named new initiative to improve the quality of its pay TV and internet offeri...
05:18 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Make Evernote your own with its latest iOS update
Just look at those three totally different -- well, kinda different -- versions of Evernote for iOS above. That's Evernote illustrating just how distinct you can make the latest version of its popula...
05:18 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget The National Football League announces NFL Now, a new digital network launching in July
Super Bowl XLVIII is just around the corner, and the NFL's taking advantage of the week leading up to it by using it as a platform to reveal its next venture: NFL Now. Today, at a press event in New ...
05:18 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget NFL Now online network promises a unique experience for football fans
Super Bowl XLVIII is just around the corner, and the NFL's taking advantage of the week leading up to it by using it as a platform to reveal its next venture: NFL Now. Today, at a press event in New ...
04:39 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Ricoh Theta enables 360-degree photo uploads to Google+ and Maps
Folks who shelled out $400 for Ricoh's quirky Theta camera can now show off their 360-degree masterpieces to a larger audience. Circle-loving shutterbugs just got the option to upload their images to...
04:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Leaked Samsung app aims to catalog everything you do on your smartphone
Samsung could become the latest company to jump aboard the lifelogging bandwagon with its new "Life Times" app. Judging by leaked screenshots shared with SamMobile, Samsung wants to automatically log...
03:03 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Google Wallet will make collecting loyalty points easier and noisier
Early adopters of mobile wallet services are brave enough to hand over the keys to their finances in the name of convenience. When you're signed up to a plethora of loyalty schemes, though, inputting...
02:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget SwiftKey's new iOS note-taking app syncs with Evernote
Will Apple ever open up its mobile platform to allow the use of third-party keyboards? Y'know, customizable boards that have features like clever word prediction algorithms and finger-swiping gesture...
01:20 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Under Lenovo, will Motorola have better luck with Chinese smartphone buyers?
You may struggle to take Lenovo seriously after Ashton Kutcher, its new "product engineer," knelt before CEO Yang Yuanqing at the Yoga Tablet launch in Beijing. But this is the same Chinese company w...
01:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Sky will be the only UK provider to offer 'Game of Thrones' and other HBO shows until 2020
It's a big day for Sky as the outfit announces that it's keeping hold of its premium drama jewels for at least six more years. The broadcaster has extended its exclusive deal with HBO, with first-run...
12:17 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Samsung escapes penalty after its lawyers leaked secret Apple documents
Late last year, Samsung found itself in trouble over claims it had secretly spied on Apple and Nokia documents to gain a better position in patent deals. It denied any wrongdoing, saying it hadn't do...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Facebook announces Paper: a 'distraction-free' news reading app for iOS
Facebook is making its own play in the news app category, going up against incumbents like Flipboard and Google's own Currents service. It's called Paper and it promises a "full-screen" distraction-f...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Facebook announces Paper: a 'distraction-free' news-reading app for iOS
Facebook is making its own play in the news app category, going up against incumbents like Flipboard and Google's own Newsstand service. It's called Paper and it promises a "full-screen" distraction-...
10:05 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Sony's slimmer PlayStation Vita coming to the UK for around 180, pre-orders start today
Alright, so perhaps we took Sony's invite to its London PlayStation event a little too seriously when we speculated Vita TV news was on the agenda. Although it's not technically the "slimmest" PS dev...
09:07 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget This smart handbag could stop you from overspending
If you're the sort who overspends at the mall, you may need a firm reminder to watch your budget. How does an ever-vigilant handbag sound? Finder.com.au could soon make one: meet the iBag, a prototyp...
08:20 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Korea remembers to fine Google for unauthorized data-gathering in 2010
South Korea's communications regulator has fined Google $196,000 (or the more impressive-sounding 210 million won) for sucking up personal data during a Street View mapping project back in 2010. Thes...
07:05 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Bing Rewards launches on mobile, but not for everyone
Now you can earn rewards for using Bing on your mobile device, as long as it's not a Windows Phone.Snubbing its own mobile OS once again, Microsoft brought Bing Rewards to iOS and Android devices Wed...
06:12 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Japanese 'smart clothing' uses nanofibers to monitor your heart-rate (video)
Japanese mobile carrier NTT Docomo and materials developer Toray have been working on joint projects for a while and now they're publicly announcing one. Welcome Hitoe (Japanese for "one layer"), clo...
05:45 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Amazon might launch Kindle-powered checkout system and cloud-based payment service
Amazon might still be working away on its far-out delivery drone project, but it's also reportedly cooking up something else, admittedly a little tamer, too: a Kindle checkout system and a P2P paymen...
05:00 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Mint now lets you keep track of Bitcoins with its personal finance apps
Now that Bitcoin has taken root in daily financial transactions, those who fancy the digital currency need a way to easily keep an eye on the tally. Well, for the folks that meet that criteria, Mint ...
04:46 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Globalstar's new service turns your WiFi device into a satellite phone
Your choices for satellite communication devices are relatively limited, especially if you'd prefer to use your own gear while chatting in the wilderness. You're going get a much wider selection of h...
03:54 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: camera with gun-like sight, Nintendo execs take pay cut, 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...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget White Xbox One and an all-digital, less expensive console reportedly coming fall 2014
Microsoft's white employee-only Xbox One could become a little less exclusive. The snow-colored console is rumored to appear alongside the cartoony shooter Sunset Overdrive this October, and a 1TB ve...
01:57 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Nintendo's strategy to save its gaming kingdom: DS virtual console on Wii U, GamePad focus, on-demand services
It's been tough times for Nintendo. Its Wii U console has sold, in a year, 5 million units. Sounds decent enough, until you realize that's roughly the same number as both the PS4 and the Xbox One -- ...
01:22 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
It's not Tuesday and but it is time for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:45PM. Tonight we cover the recent TiVo rumors, some int...
12:59 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Flipboard now learns from your reading habits, arranges your favorites in sections
In an effort to predict what you want to read, Flipboard is updating its Cover Stories to learn from your perusing habits. This section of the app learns how you navigate content and will feature art...
12:21 am -05 - Thu, January 30, 2014
Engadget Justice Department searches for culprits behind Target data breach
Target is bringing in some big guns to find those who swiped its customer data -- the Department of Justice has confirmed that it's investigating the breach. It's not clear how close officials might ...
11:39 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Lenovo gets Motorola, but Google gets to keep its skunkworks
Lenovo may be buying a brand to help it sell smartphones across the world, but it's not getting everything that was under Motorola's umbrella. In addition to the "vast majority" of Motorola's patents...
11:12 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Porsche's first car is 116 years old, and it's electric
Many think that Porsche EVs are relatively new creations, but it turns out that they're quite old -- 116 years old, to be exact. The automaker has recovered the P1, an electric car that Ferdinand Por...
09:41 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Facebook's mobile ads now account for over half of its revenue thanks to 945 million monthly users
As expected after the Q3 numbers, mobile advertising now accounts for 53% of Facebook's revenue, thanks in large part to News Feed ads and auto-play videos. In total, the outfit earned $2.59 billion ...
09:26 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Lenovo reportedly nearing $3 billion deal for Motorola's handset business
According to several sources Lenovo is nearing a rather stunning deal that would put Motorola's cellphone business in its pocket for roughly $3 billion. Google snatched up Motorola back in 2011 for $...
09:26 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Lenovo buying Motorola's handset business from Google for nearly $3 billion (update: confirmed)
According to several sources Lenovo is nearing a rather stunning deal that would put Motorola's cellphone business in its back pocket for roughly $3 billion. Google snatched up Motorola in 2011 for $...
09:26 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Lenovo buying Motorola's handset business from Google for nearly $3 billion
According to several sources (update: and now confirmed by Google) Lenovo is nearing a rather stunning deal that would put Motorola's cellphone business in its back pocket for roughly $3 billion. Goo...
09:13 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Reported Google deal could see Samsung deliver cleaner Android, less bloat
Google and Samsung agreeing to a 10 year patent licensing deal was good news for Android. But that might only be the tip of the iceberg. According to a report from Re/code the two are working togethe...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget HDTV deals of the week: 01.29.14
Early in the year is the best time to save your hard-earned cash on a new TV. Whether you're prepping for the big game this weekend or just looking to upgrade your existing living room display, there...
08:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget HTC to deliver KitKat to One owners a couple weeks late
HTC pledged to put KitKat on One handsets 90 days after the newest version of Android's release, but today, the company revealed that it's going to miss its target date. While things looked to be on ...
08:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget HTC to deliver KitKat to One owners a couple weeks late (updated)
HTC pledged to put KitKat on One handsets in the US 90 days after the newest version of Android's release, but today, the company revealed that it's going to miss its target date. While things looked...
08:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Dell's new Android HDMI dongle turns screens into virtualized desktop computers for $130
Dell's betting that a bunch of businesspeople want to be able to carry their work computer around in their pocket. Not literally, of course, but with the release of the company's $130 dollar Wyse Clo...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Sabertron: a foam lightsaber game that finally proves who's got the most midi-chlorians
Chances are you've clutched a lightsaber or two in your time, whether that be an inexpensive imitation of the iconic Jedi weapon, or a deluxe model. You may even be a veteran duelist, but unless you'...
07:57 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Apple rolls out iOS 7.0.5 to iPhone 5s and 5c in China, promises network fixes
Apple's usually pretty quick when it comes to fixing issues with its software, and today is no exception. The iPhone maker has begun delivering iOS 7.0.5 to 5s and 5c models that are available in Chi...
07:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Google's partnering with Samsung and others for new educational devices this spring
Google began its play for the education market late last year with a student-oriented version of the Play Store. Since then, partners of the Google for Education program have provided their classes w...
07:19 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Twitter tool tells journalists what's BREAKING!
We've known for sometime that Twitter is looking to make a move in the news game, but what that would look like was still unclear. Today, the blue bird's intentions are starting to look a bit more co...
07:03 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Twitter is making searches easier with filters for news, videos and more
Searching Twitter for a video you saw last week isn't always the easiest thing in the world, but a new update for the microblogging platform might fix that. New search filters are available that'll a...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Switched On: The next steps for digital wellness, part two
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The last Switched On discussed many of the limitations of today's fitness monitors and how input regarding other lifes...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Researchers create 'programmable' stem cells through stress
Making stem cells in the lab is typically a complicated process, and there isn't much variety in the results without resorting to foreign DNA. However, researchers at both Brigham and Women's Hospita...
05:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Android climbed to 79 percent of smartphone market share in 2013, but its growth has slowed
Android may have quickly reached the top of the smartphone world, but there are signs that this red-hot growth is cooling off... if only just. Strategy Analytics estimates that the platform claimed n...
05:06 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget KnowRoaming to start shipping international 'sticker' SIMs soon
Frequent travelers who pre-ordered KnowRoaming's SIM stickers last year might finally be able to get their purchases as soon as next week. According to the company, it'll start sending out the first ...
04:41 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Scribd takes on Amazon, brings its subscription e-book service to Kindle Fire tablets
The whole point of owning an Amazon tablet is that you're eventually gonna buy stuff. Want movies? Amazon's got you covered. Music? Time to check out Amazon's MP3 store. And then, of course, there's ...
04:19 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Now all Last.fm tracks are playable through Spotify
Spotify may not have the massive marketing muscle behind it like that of new entrant Beats Music, but the small streaming service is looking to expand its reach in other ways. Today, the company anno...
03:19 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget A first glimpse of the new 'multiOS' handset from Geeksphone
Though we were able to tell you all about the Geeksphone Revolution's specs last month, the gestation-themed stock photo gave no clue as to how it actually looked. Now, we finally have pictures of th...
02:23 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Verizon demonstrating LTE Multicast during Super Bowl XLVIII (hands-on video)
As part of its massive Super Bowl sponsorship, Verizon has taken over a good chunk of Manhattan's Bryant Park. We're at the Verizon Power House this morning, a heated oasis in the otherwise frigid ci...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Sixense's MakeVR, a motion controlled 3D modeling suite bound for Kickstarter (video)
The last time we saw Sixense's Stem motion controller, it was little more than a collection of prototypes. The company showed us a gaggle of plexiglass boxes containing reference hardware and a 3D pr...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Sixense's MakeVR, a motion-controlled 3D modeling suite bound for Kickstarter (video)
The last time we saw Sixense's Stem motion controller, it was little more than a collection of prototypes. The company showed us a gaggle of Plexiglas boxes containing reference hardware and a 3D-pri...
12:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Google hacked together some pretty underwhelming games for Glass (video)
While Google Glass may still be in its infancy, gaming on the wearable is practically in the zygote stages. To help change that, developers at the search giant have cobbled together some games in an ...
11:16 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Olympus launches 50x superzoom with unique 'Eagle-Eye' gun sight
Not only has Olympus unveiled the Stylus SP-100 with a whopping 50x optical zoom lens, it's tackled one of the biggest issues in using such cameras: losing a moving subject. The new model is equipped...
11:00 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Viber improves notifications and statuses in latest Windows Phone 8 update
Viber, the popular VoIP service, today released a new version of its Windows Phone 8 app. This update focuses on delivering smarter notifications and giving users more customization options for their...
10:26 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Samsung opening 60 more brick-and-mortar stores across Europe
Nothing says that you're a heavyweight tech brand like your own store, a flagship retail location that screams your brand from every wall and window. Samsung's got a few of these already, but now it'...
10:20 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Nintendo bosses take big pay cuts in penance for Wii U failure
We don't really need numbers to tell us the Wii U's flopping, but figures released today quite clearly spell it out. Something's gotta give at Nintendo, and that something is head honcho Satoru Iwata...
09:22 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Meet Rebecca Richards, the NSA's new Privacy Officer
It's safe to say that the NSA will need more than a pressure hose to wash away the scandals of 2013. As part of the plan to rehabilitate its image, the NSA advertised for a privacy officer back in Se...
08:19 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Nintendo sold fewer Wii Us in a year than Xbox Ones or PS4s sold in two months
Nintendo's had a pretty tough year trying to push its Wii U into homes, as evidenced by the latest sales figures released today. Since this time last year, the gaming giant has just about doubled the...
07:18 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Olympus' tiny OM-D E-M10 mirrorless camera arrives next month for $700
Olympus has just made an offer that may be too good to refuse for those who couldn't afford the $1,000-plus OM-D EM-1 or EM-5 mirrorless cameras. It just launched the much more compact, but equally g...
06:54 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Mark One 3D printer creates carbon fiber objects, costs $5,000
There's a new 3D printer in town, and unlike other models that use plastic, rubber or even chocolate, this one prints out objects using a far tougher material: carbon fiber. The printer, named Mark O...
06:01 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget LG G Pro 2 pics leak out, show the G2's rear button setup mounted on a larger phone
LG only just announced that it's launching the G Pro 2 phone next month, and now two pictures that claim to show the device have surfaced on a Korean forum, DC Inside. Following up on last year's 5.5...
05:14 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Sony add-on will let you graft a giant camera to your tablet
Whether you like it or not, tablet photography is here to stay -- it's only fair that slate owners get a fair chance at taking nice pictures. Sony certainly thinks so, since it has unveiled a new mou...
04:31 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Evernote now syncs your documents four times faster
Syncing Evernote content was quick when most users had just a handful of notes, but times have changed -- many people are now transferring pictures, presentations and web clips. The company may keep ...
02:12 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Playstation Now streaming service sends out invites for beta testing
We hope you're ready to stream your favorite PS3 games to, well, a lot of things, because Sony is rolling out the private beta testing phase for PlayStation Now, emailing the chosen ones with a confi...
02:07 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget LG opens its QSlide mini-app platform to developers
LG's QSlide mini-apps are handy for quickly checking your calendar or playing a video, but they've been limited to just a handful of first-party offerings so far. You may get a healthier selection of...
01:33 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA's mobile game portal now available for non-Tegra devices
Jealous of your friends' phones packing NVIDIA chips and the access to TegraZone that they enjoy? You need not be any longer, as the game portal's latest update means you can install it on gadgets wi...
12:54 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget AT&T is veering away from subsidized phones, and it's paying off
The wireless industry in the United States is in the midst of some rather significant changes. Ever since T-Mobile implemented its Jump program early last year, the carrier has turned subscriber loss...
12:07 am -05 - Wed, January 29, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: prescription frames for Google Glass, Pebble Steel 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...
11:23 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Twitter experimenting with pop-up notifications on the web
Twitter isn't shy when it comes to experimentation. The social network tests some new features by rolling them out to regular users, albeit on a very limited basis, while other projects, such as @eve...
10:46 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget TV stations try sharing their airwaves to make room for 4G traffic
TV stations selling spectrum in the FCC's upcoming wireless auction may soon have a viable alternative to moving or shutting down their channels. Two Los Angeles broadcasters, KJLA and KLCS, have agr...
10:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Chrome apps will soon arrive on Android and iOS devices
Last month, we discovered Google was working on a tool that would port Chrome apps to both Android and iOS. Today, the folks in Mountain View released a developer preview that does just that. Like th...
09:46 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry targets developing markets with Gingerbread BBM app
BBM for Android has been installed millions of times since its (bumpy) launch, but that's not enough for the folks in Waterloo. Today BlackBerry has confirmed what many already suspected: it's planni...
09:21 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget AT&T adds 1.2 million smartphones to its network, account for 93% of postpaid sales
AT&T had a pretty good fourth quarter by pretty much every metric you can imagine. Revenues are up, subscriptions are up and the company added 1.2 million smartphones to its network. Those massiv...
09:12 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Verizon LTE now available in 35 NYC subway stations
Many commuters around the world take underground connectivity for granted at this point, but New Yorkers are still disconnected more often than not while riding the subway, or even just waiting for a...
08:37 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Grand Neo melds ultra-basic specs with a mid-size screen
Let's say you like the idea of a big-screened Samsung smartphone, but even the Galaxy Grand 2 is too rich for your blood. Are you stuck? Not at all -- the company has quietly released the Galaxy Gran...
07:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget CyberpowerPC stuffs full-size graphics into a tiny gaming desktop
Not interested in buying a Steam Machine this year, but still want a tiny gaming PC? Never fear -- CyberPowerPC has just released the Zeus Mini, its latest take on a conventional small computer with ...
07:02 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Line 6's Amplifi duo claims to 'reinvent' guitar amps with Bluetooth streaming and iOS controls
Line 6 has been known to push the boundaries of guitar amps: It was one of the first to offer built-in effects for that type of gear. Now, the outfit says it has reinvented the amplifier once more by...
06:32 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Build anything you want with Legos, in Chrome
Let's be honest: you're never too old to play with Legos. Thanks to the latest Chrome experiment (and a little help from WebGL) you can build whatever your heart desires directly from your browser. U...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Pebble Steel review: at last, a stylish smartwatch
Smartwatches are supposed to be pieces of jewelry that are just as personal as the smartphones they're attached to, yet rarely are they thought of as fashionable. We've seen a handful (or is it wrist...
05:33 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Wikipedia to store famous voices for posterity, starting with Stephen Fry's
Virtually everyone in the UK (and many an Engadget reader) is familiar with Stephen Fry's iconic voice, but will anyone remember it in, say, 50 years? He certainly hopes so, but just to be sure Wikip...
05:01 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Dutch ISPs overturn Pirate Bay blocking order, get pieces of eight for the trouble
In many countries, ISPs are regarded as partly culpable for the P-word that's now synonymous with the internet. We're talking, of course, about piracy. Government and legal pressure has forced severa...
04:36 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Verizon shareholders approve buyout of Vodafone stake, deal expected to close next month
The next step in Verizon's buyout of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in the company is now complete. Shareholders held a special meeting to vote on the matter, and their consensus was to issue 1.3 billio...
04:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget An early look at iOS in the Car (video)
Apple's iOS in the Car, which we first met last summer at WWDC, may soon make an official debut. In fact, the dash-friendly interface has been hiding right under our noses in the public version of iO...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win one of two Kobo Arc 10HD tablets
The e-reading enthusiasts at Kobo have been making some waves in the tablet market lately and the Arc 10HD is one of the biggest and best Kobo has to offer. As the name implies, this 10-inch slate bo...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed
Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhon...
03:26 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Intel's smart headset understands you even when you're offline
Intel claims that its Jarvis headset's voice recognition makes it smart, but we've seen voice commands on Bluetooth earpieces before -- what's so special this time around? It's all about offline supp...
02:33 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Nintendo denies smartphone software rumor, says it has 'no plans' to offer mini-games on rival hardware
Nintendo? Making games for other hardware? Not so fast. Nikkei's widely reported tale of Mario et al. coming to a smartphone near you is unlikely to happen -- at least in the way we were all half-hop...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget GetGlue and i.TV combine to create tvtag for iPhone, focus on real-time updates about live TV
After powering second screen connected TV experiences for other companies including DirecTV and Nintendo's TVii app, i.tv acquired TV check-in service GetGlue last year to pull those experiences toge...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget ZTE's Iconic Phablet comes to Boost Mobile as the Max, available today for $300
ZTE's Iconic Phablet may have been the worst-named product of CES 2014, but fortunately the company has told us it was merely a placeholder name. Despite it only having been unveiled three weeks ago,...
01:36 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry's latest software update turns smartphones into radios
If you own a BlackBerry Z30, Q10 or Q5, then your smartphone can suddenly do a neat little trick. The company's latest software update enables those devices to become an FM radio, letting you stage a...
12:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Rumors suggest Amazon's game console project is still alive
No matter how many times Amazon denies that it's developing a set-top box, the rumors continue to pop up once every six months or so. VG 24/7 is reporting that the company is still working on an Andr...
11:30 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget European carriers and Google Fiber are leading the IPv6 charge
The advanced IPv6 standard reached the internet well over a year ago. But who's really using it? Mostly Europeans, if you ask Akamai. The content delivery firm is now tracking IPv6 adoption as of its...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Pinterest now recommends pin-worthy things based on your interests
It hasn't been easy to browse Pinterest for pin-worthy things without the help of your friends -- not unless you've been willing to search entire categories, anyway. That hunt should be much easier n...
07:06 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget British government reportedly tracking YouTube and Facebook data without permission
While the NSA has been busy scouring the Angry Birds leaderboards, newly leaked documents report that its British counterpart -- the GCHQ -- has been monitoring the flow of social media in real-time....
06:14 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Smartphone sales may have topped 1 billion in 2013, depending on who you ask
You once had to look to the broader cellphone market to see more than a billion phones ship in one year. Well, times have changed... at least, if you ask the right analysts. IDC now estimates that sm...
05:22 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Google Glass gets prescription glasses: four styles, $225 each (video)
Remember when Google said its wearable would work perfectly fine with prescription glasses? Well it's finally delivered, offering a $225 upgrade option for current Google Glass Explorers. Crafted fro...
04:30 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Fujifilm's weather-resistant X-T1 camera ships next month for $1,300
Fujifilm shooters, get your wallets ready -- the camera maker's latest compact interchangeable-lens camera is about as full-featured as they come in this price range. The X-T1 is the latest X-Mount c...
04:11 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's 10-inch Miix 2 convertible tablet goes on sale early, starting at $699
You won't have to wait until March to get your hands on Lenovo's 10-inch Miix 2; much to our surprise, the budget-friendly convertible tablet is already on sale. Just be prepared to pay extra for ear...
02:51 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Nintendo reportedly planning mini-games and content for its biggest rival: the smartphone
Japanese newspaper Nikkei has a generally good record for getting the scoop on Nintendo, and this one could be pretty important. According to this report, Nintendo will announce plans to create "prog...
02:51 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Nintendo reportedly planning mini-games and content for its biggest rival: the smartphone (updated)
Japanese newspaper Nikkei has a generally good record for getting the scoop on Nintendo, and this one could be pretty important. According to this report, Nintendo will announce plans to create "prog...
02:12 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Apple's next cash cow could be your fingerprint
The mobile payments arena may not seem so big right now, but make no mistake: we're just seeing the beginning of an exponentially growing trend. Some estimates we've seen from market research firms p...
02:02 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: flexible 3D-printed material, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 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...
01:33 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Twitter update now lets you crop, rotate photos on Android
Love sharing photos on Twitter? If you're an Android user, it just got a little easier. The microblogging service's latest app update adds a simple photo-editor that allows users to crop and rotate i...
12:58 am -05 - Tue, January 28, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of January 27th: Super Bowl XLVIII, State of the Union Address
This week's highlight event is hard to miss, as the Super Bowl dominates Sunday night's TV broadcasts. Before that however, the State of the Union address will appear on major networks Tuesday night,...
11:56 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Apple says it received less than 250 National Security Orders in the first half of 2013
Following the terms of an agreement announced today between government agencies and a number of tech companies, Apple has released an updated report on National Security and Law Enforcement requests....
11:46 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Chrome update for iOS now lets you quickly translate text and save on data too
Even though Chrome promised it would bring data compression and an automatic translation bar to iOS a couple of weeks ago, it hasn't actually rolled out the update until today. As a reminder, the lat...
11:46 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Chrome update for iOS lets you quickly translate text and save on data too
Even though Chrome promised it would bring data compression and an automatic translation bar to iOS a couple of weeks ago, it hasn't actually rolled out the update until today. As a reminder, the lat...
11:07 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Newest NERF blaster has baked in camera for capturing your foam firefights
Honestly, who cares about CES? It's always the same parade of TVs and in-dash infotainment systems that only a very small portion of the population is going to buy. The good stuff -- the really good ...
10:05 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Government set to declassify information requests, paves the way for more transparency
Insight into the NSA's surveillance activities is about to get a bit less murky for US citizens. Following President Obama's speech on NSA reform this past month, comes news that the government will ...
09:34 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Apple reports record iPhone and iPad sales with fiscal Q1 2014 results
Apple's earnings are in, and as expected the company got a nice boost in sales over the holidays. We're talking 51 million iPhones sold -- an all-time quarterly record -- up from 47.8 million during ...
08:03 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Consumers are out, business is in: Looxcie to focus on Vidcie enterprise solutions
Parting is such sweet sorrow. Shed a tear for Looxcie's consumer aspirations, y'all, because the company has decided that the enterprise is now where it's at. After launching its Vidcie business-focu...
07:03 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget The NSA is reportedly scouring Angry Birds and other apps for user data
According to newly leaked information from Edward Snowden, the NSA can access data from Angry Birds and other apps to learn everything from your gender to your location. The Guardian, ProPublica and ...
06:33 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget GTA: San Andreas now available for (some) Windows Phones weeks late
Rockstar Games' promise of an early January launch for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas on Windows Phone devices may've been a bit off -- the game just arrived on the Windows Phone store today, as spott...
06:01 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Starwood swapping room keys for mobile phones at two hotels
Starwood plans to roll out refreshed SPG apps that can unlock your guest room later this quarter. The new tech, which the company refers to as "keyless key" in its intro video (embedded after the bre...
05:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Sprint now lets you buy Pogoplug cloud storage through your phone bill
Sprint hasn't had a cloud storage service to counter offerings from AT&T and Verizon, but it's catching up quickly through a new deal with Pogoplug. The partnership makes it easier for Sprint cus...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a good (if slightly heavy) Ultrabook for business users
It's pretty clear that Lenovo made a mistake with its original Yoga laptop. Don't get us wrong, we liked -- no, loved -- it, but we could never get over how awkward it was to use in tablet mode: Ever...
04:53 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile announces LG G Flex and Optimus F3Q, both coming February 5th
Welcome, LG G Flex -- we've been expecting you. The curved smartphone has already been announced for T-Mobile, but we just didn't have the exact pricing or availability. That information has finally ...
04:35 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Nexus 5 might soon come in red
Currently, you can get the Nexus 5 in any color you want, so long as it's black... or white. Those two options may have satisfied Henry Ford, but the modern consumer sometimes wants something a littl...
04:35 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Nexus 5 might soon come in red (update: more pictures)
Currently, you can get the Nexus 5 in any color you want, so long as it's black... or white. Those two options may have satisfied Henry Ford, but the modern consumer sometimes wants something a littl...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Russia's second largest carrier resumes selling the iPhone after three-year split
You could say Apple's had a pretty successful six months in Russia. After finally opening a localized version of its online store in June, it's also seen three of the country's biggest operators begi...
04:02 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Russia's second-largest carrier resumes selling the iPhone after three-year split
You could say Apple's had a pretty successful six months in Russia. After finally opening a localized version of its online store in June, it's also seen three of the country's biggest operators begi...
03:18 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Tesla Superchargers now cover drives from coast to coast
Tesla's Superchargers, which can provide up to 170 miles of range with just a 30-minute charge, now cover trips between Los Angeles and New York, Elon Musk tweeted yesterday. The somewhat circuitous ...
02:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Microsoft buys Gears of War franchise, new game in development
Microsoft now owns another major franchise tied to its Xbox game consoles: Gears of War. That includes "rights to all existing and future games, entertainment experiences and merchandise," and it loo...
02:09 pm -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Microsoft changes SkyDrive's name to OneDrive
Microsoft had little choice but to relabel its SkyDrive cloud service after losing a trademark dispute with BSkyB, and it's now ready to make that name switch. The newly rebadged OneDrive is function...
09:36 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Kantar: Samsung sales stall in China and Europe despite Android's overall growth
Thanks to its latest earnings report, we already knew that Samsung's market share dropped last quarter. But the latest report from analytics outfit Kantar now shows mainly where: the all-important Ch...
08:46 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Samsung throws money at Ericsson to end smartphone patent war
We prefer it when companies make devices, not courtroom drama, so it's delightful to see that Samsung has silenced another one of its litigation-frenemies this morning. The company has signed a cross...
05:58 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: PlayStation Vita TV review, T-Mo's 'Mobile Money' 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...
05:17 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget LG doubles profit thanks to strong TV sales, but mobile arm makes a loss
LG doubled its profits in the last year -- and it's thanking an apparent boom in HDTV sales, not its mobile wares. From October - December 2013, the company made an operating profit of $220 million (...
05:17 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget LG shrinks losses thanks to strong TV sales, promises new flagship phone next month
LG doubled its profits in the last year -- and it's thanking an apparent boom in HDTV sales, not its mobile wares. From October - December 2013, the company made an operating profit of $220 million (...
05:03 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Stratasys' new 3D printer creates multicolored flexible materials
Stratasys' has a new $330,000 3D printer, but this one has the potential to do a whole lot more than monochrome figurines. In fact, the company says it's the first machine able to create objects in c...
04:07 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Moog's Theremini suits all skill levels with adjustable scale correction for its space-controlled tunes
Sure, Moog is known to many for cranking out stellar analog synthesizers, but the outfit also has a knack for building a stable of Etherwave Theremins. In fact, founder Bob Moog started tinkering wit...
03:11 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget How would you change Vizio's 24-inch All-in-One?
Vizio! Out of nowhere, the budget TV maker emerged with a laptop and desktop combination that earned plenty of sideways glances and praise. When we pulled the company's 24-inch All-in-One desktop int...
02:00 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Switched On: The next steps for digital wellness, part one
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Some of today's leading wearable devices are, at their core, little more than souped-up pedometers. Their once-dim mon...
01:35 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Google reportedly buying artificial intelligence startup for $400 million
According to reports (and confirmed by the internet company itself), Google has bought Deepmind: a relatively small AI company from London. Re/code broke the news, stating that Google had sunk $400 m...
12:30 am -05 - Mon, January 27, 2014
Engadget Alt-week 01.26.14: Hawking says there are no black holes, and a 3D printed liver could be on the way
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.Science. What good is it if the end result is Robosapien and a sweet 3D printed phone cases? Thankfully...
10:04 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget Google and Samsung agree to license each other's patents for 10 years
It's no secret that Google and Samsung need each other given that Samsung dominates Android device sales. It only makes sense, then, that the two companies have just struck a deal to license each oth...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget Rare NES game sells for nearly $100,000, even rarer one appears online
Remember the ratty copy of Nintendo World Championships that popped up on eBay earlier this week? After a fast and furious auction, the ultra-rare cartridge sold for a staggering $99,902. Naturally, ...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget IRL: Sony Xperia Z1S
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. CES wrapped...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget GE's bringing good things, and massive robots, to life
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. America was in the middle of a post-war ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: blue lava, biodegradable batteries and a self-cleaning t-shirt
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.China is facing a pollution crisis. In cities like Beijing...
01:01 pm -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget Watch Steve Jobs demonstrate the first Mac back in 1984
It's been 30 years since Apple first launched the Macintosh, and this week has been littered with clever tributes to the computer. Members of the Boston Computer Society, however, have unearthed a bi...
04:34 am -05 - Sun, January 26, 2014
Engadget Palantir iOS app listens to you play video games, offers tips on the second screen
Apps like Shazam and Zeebox can listen to songs and TV shows and identify what's playing or what you're watching, but until now the tech hasn't been used much for gaming. A companion application for ...
08:04 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget BLU's new midrange VIVO phone is thin, gaudy and costs $250
Nokia and Apple aren't the only ones making brightly colored phones, you know. Upstart Android manufacturer BLU has just released a new midrange handset, called the Vivo 4.8 HD, that's sure to appeal...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: The Internet of (insecure) Things and the fight for wearable disruption
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...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: 30 years of Mac, mechanical keyboards, Bitcoin alternatives 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...
12:21 pm -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget SoundHound's music search app turns its focus to the Grammys with real-time updates and more
Awards nights tend to give rise to slews of app tie-ins, and for this year's Grammys, SoundHound's tossing its hat in the ring. In addition to being able to recognize songs by "listening" to them, th...
04:39 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget Easter egg-filled panorama of Seattle is Microsoft's latest Photosynth art project
After all the panoramas, street views and 3D flights of fancy through cityscapes, how can Microsoft make the next one different? Apparently, by teaming up with over 100 of Seattle's local artists and...
03:12 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget Netflix 'post-play' feature that automatically jumps to the next episode is now optional
Netflix has been rolling out a 'post-play' experience (shown above) on various platforms since late 2012, but not everyone is a fan of how it jumps to a new episode automatically. That's not a proble...
01:53 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: PlayStation Vita TV review, the future of Nokia featurephones and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
01:16 am -05 - Sat, January 25, 2014
Engadget Apple is reportedly building a mobile payment service
There are plenty of existing mobile payment systems that let you buy goods with your iPhone, but there are now signs that Apple wants to take on some of those duties itself. The Wall Street Journal c...
11:39 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Google glitch flooded at least one poor guy's inbox
Users around the world dealt with Gmail woes earlier today, but at least one faced an even stranger Gmail problem. David Peck, a private banker from Fresno, California, has been receiving thousands a...
11:02 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung's slumping sales suggest China is the next mobile battlefield
Samsung had a rough day yesterday. Its earnings report indicated the company experienced the first posted drop in profit in two years (a mere $7.8 billion, compared to $8.27 billion in the same quart...
10:48 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget SoundCloud reportedly in talks with record labels to stem copyright claims
Both listeners and uploaders would likely agree that SoundCloud is becoming the main hub on the internet for user-created audio content. However, it seems as if the company may be looking to grow bey...
10:15 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 381 - 1.24.14
Ben Gilbert is in charge of today's wild podcast ride, and he's taking Terrence and Joseph into uncharted territory: a place where people actually make cookie dough from scratch. The discussion attem...
09:29 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Apple's Tim Cook: 'There is no backdoor. The government doesn't have access to our servers'
Apple isn't colluding with the NSA to hand over user data and CEO Tim Cook wants you to know that. In fact, Cook feels so strongly about this issue of security that he's gone on record saying the gov...
08:28 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget The original Macintosh 128K gets torn asunder by iFixit
The disassembly ninjas at iFixit are usually focused on splitting open the newest gadgets to see what's inside. Today, in honor of the Mac's 30th birthday, they've turned their tools on a thing from ...
07:53 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 052 - 1.24.14
Whether you own a Hudl tablet or not, if you're anything like Dan and Sharif, you're keeping it real and doing your shopping at Tesco's. Jamie, always the rebel, actually prefers the overpriced petro...
07:20 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Gmail and other Google services go down (update: back up for some)
No, it's not just you -- Gmail, Google+ and a host of other Google services have gone down or otherwise broken. The company's status board doesn't show any issues, but Gmail users are seeing notices ...
07:20 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Gmail and other Google services go down (update 2: outage details)
No, it's not just you -- Gmail, Google+ and a host of other Google services have gone down or otherwise broken. The company's status board doesn't show any issues, but Gmail users are seeing notices ...
06:11 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Windows 8.1 update may speed up budget tablets
We may not have to wait long to get that Windows 8.1 interface tweak, after all. ZDNet hears from sources that Microsoft wants to release the upgrade, tentatively named Update 1, on March 11th. The p...
05:21 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget This case will turn your iPhone into a mobile wallet for $70
After a brief tease earlier this week, Incipio has officially unveiled its iPhone mobile payment case. The Cashwrap Mobile Wallet gives most iPhone users NFC payment support at any place that accepts...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Your intrepid Engadget Podcast trio braved the Hudson River and New York City's snow-covered subway platforms to bring you today's 381st episode of the show, and we're even doing it early! Join Josep...
04:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget PlayStation Vita TV review: Sony's first mini-console has some growing pains
Sony had a tiny surprise to share just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show: the PS Vita TV, appearing from inside SCE President Andrew House's jacket pocket. Having already announced a new, slender PS Vita...
03:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget LG G Pad 8.3 with LTE could be on its way to Verizon
With LTE speeds putting coffee-shop WiFi to shame, many tablet makers now produce in pairs: one model with WiFi, and another with extra 4G radio and SIM slot. Not LG's G Pad 8.3, though, as both skin...
02:15 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Sony teases 'slimmest' PlayStation device coming to the UK on January 30th
We've had a lucky run with product teasers recently. Instead of being totally vague, they've deliberately given us some inkling of what to expect, and we're hoping that the Sony flyer above -- summon...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Nokia's dumbphones face an uncertain future at Microsoft
"Year-on-year decline." Those are words that no company looks forward to publishing in its earnings reports, but unfortunately we've seen them printed more often than not on Nokia's quarterly stateme...
12:37 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Facebook gets into nerd feud with Princeton, hilarity ensues
In the tech industry, barely a week goes by without one entity saying that another one is doomed. Mostly, however, we just ignore them, but when Princeton claimed that Facebook would collapse in 2017...
12:01 pm -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Scientists replicate kitty whiskers to help robots 'feel'
Given how important feline whiskers supposedly are for sensory perception, they don't stop the typical house cat from knocking every fragile object in your apartment to the ground. In an effort to re...
11:03 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget South Korea rules smartphone users can delete Android bloatware
In a move that we can only hope inspires other mobile regulators, the South Korean government has struck a major blow against Android bloatware. Yonhap News reports that Korea's Ministry of Science, ...
10:32 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Apple gushes on 30 years of making Macs (video)
This year signifies the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, and who better to reflect on this achievement than the almighty creator Apple? Cupertino has dedicated a corner of its website to s...
10:32 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Apple gushes on 30 years of making Macs
This year signifies the 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer, and who better to reflect on this achievement than the almighty creator Apple? Cupertino has dedicated a corner of its website to s...
07:18 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Google patents ads that offer a free ride to your next shopping spree
Having items shipped to our door when we order them -- or even before -- is nice, but a new Google patent flips things around and offers potential buyers an immediate trip to the store. Apparently, M...
05:46 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Netatmo's Weather Station scores customized climate alerts, helps you avoid frost bite
IFTTT, an internet service that lets you connect various devices and apps together using a set of triggers and actions, has long played nice with home products like the Philips Hue lights, the Belkin...
04:13 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Android app learns from your phone to fend off malicious attacks
The last time we heard from Itzhak 'zuk' Avraham, he was at Defcon 2011 showing off an Android app that let even inexperienced users poke around networks for weak links and vulnerable computers. Now ...
02:59 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget New Apple TV may include a revamped interface, more kinds of content
The current Apple TV is long in the tooth, to put it mildly -- the basic design emerged in 2010, and the 2012 refresh was really about keeping up with the Joneses. However, 9to5 Mac claims that there...
01:18 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget HTC One will get KitKat certification in the US next week
Eighty-four days. That's how long it's been since HTC announced its intent to bring Android 4.4 KitKat to all North American versions of the One within 90 days. With just six days left to go on the c...
12:32 am -05 - Fri, January 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung profits drop slightly, but it's still seeing increased demand for phones, tablets
Samsung has released a detailed report of its earnings for the fourth quarter, and as it predicted, its operating profit is slightly lower than last year. While 8.3 trillion won (about $7.8 billion) ...
11:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Maingear Pulse 17 review, DJI's photography-oriented drone 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...
11:17 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget iWork updates let you share password-protected files through iCloud
Many fans of cloud services are used to sharing secure files with their friends, but that surprisingly hasn't been an option for iWork users -- at least, until today. Apple has updated both iWork for...
10:34 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Time Warner Cable customers can now stream on-demand shows from A&E Networks
Sure, Time Warner Cable already provides a way to view on-demand A&E Networks programming via its set-top boxes. But in an era where watching stuff on different types of screens is key, service p...
09:59 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget FBI tells retailers to expect more credit card data theft
Don't think that the end of holiday shopping means an end to attempts to swipe your credit card data. The FBI is warning retailers that it expects these intrusion attempts to become more of a problem...
09:50 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm acquires Palm, other patent portfolios from HP
Chipmaker Qualcomm just announced that it's acquired 1,400 granted and pending US patents and another 1,000 foreign patents from HP. Those include "fundamental mobile operating system techniques" and...
09:41 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Adobe redesigns Photoshop Express for Android, makes it compatible with KitKat
On mobile devices, Photoshop Express is one of Adobe's most crowd-pleasing applications. Now, to make things better for Android users, the software maker has released a completely revamped version of...
09:13 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Microsoft moved 3.9 million Xbox Ones, while Surface sales soared
The company's search for a new CEO is still the dominant narrative surrounding Microsoft. But if you're able to get past the quest to replace Ballmer, you'll find a company that's starting to get som...
09:12 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Korg Gadget packs 15 synthesizers and drum machines into an iPad app
Fancy feeding your music production hobby with a slate rather than a collection of pricey gadgets? If so, Korg has added to its iPad-based offerings with the Gadget app. The software for Apple tablet...
08:51 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Pinterest adds the ability to play GIFs, makes your boards much more interesting
You'll now be able to play GIFs on Pinterest, meaning your cooking, exercise-inspiration and arts-and-crafts boards are about to get a lot more lively. Sure, you've probably seen a GIF or two on the ...
08:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Build your own analog synthesizer with Korg's MS-20 kit
At NAMM 2013, we were able to get cozy with Korg's MS-20 mini analog synth. This year, the company is putting the wrenches in your hands with its DIY MS-20 kit. For $1,400, synthesizer enthusiasts ca...
08:07 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Google's ready to give away over $2.7 million to folks that hack Chrome OS successfully
But not if you hack from the comfort of your own home. Instead, you'll have to travel to the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver this March to showcase your skills at Google's Pwnium 4 compet...
07:44 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Edward Snowden will be doing a live Q&A today at 3PM ET
Whether you think he's a hero or a traitor, we're sure you've got a few questions for Edward Snowden. The whistleblower who pulled back the curtain on the NSA's vast surveillance program will be taki...
07:16 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget OnePlus One will see international availability next quarter, feature '2014 flagship specs'
The puzzle pieces are slowly but surely coming together on the OnePlus One, the mysterious new device currently in development by the company founded by Ex-Oppo exec Pete Lau. In a series of new Face...
06:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Tiny power plant can charge a pacemaker through heartbeats
Pacemakers and other electronic implants are a pain to keep running -- patients need surgery to replace batteries, and body-powered generators aren't currently strong enough to charge these devices. ...
06:15 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Google's voice search could soon be baked into Chrome, no extension required
Back in November, the folks in Mountain View trotted out the beta version of a Chrome extension that brought "OK Google"-enabled voice search to the desktop, no clicks required. That's all fine and d...
05:50 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget WSJ: Apple considering two iPhones with larger screen sizes and all-metal casings
Maybe you've heard the rumor: Apple's considering larger screens for its next iPhones. Because, yeah, the mobile market's been trending that direction for a while now, so it'd make sense. That doesn'...
05:50 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget WSJ: Apple considering two iPhones with larger screen sizes and metal casings
Maybe you've heard the rumor: Apple's considering larger screens for its next iPhones. Because, yeah, the mobile market's been trending that direction for a while now, so it'd make sense. That doesn'...
05:31 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget iRig Mic HD brings a handheld option to iOS and Mac recording for $99
We've seen our fair share of mobile recording gear, and IK Multimedia is certainly no stranger to the fray. For those who prefer a more handheld approach to tracking with an iOS device, the outfit ha...
05:31 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget iRig Mic HD brings a hand-held option to iOS and Mac recording for $99
We've seen our fair share of mobile recording gear, and IK Multimedia is certainly no stranger to the fray. For those who prefer a more hand-held approach to tracking with an iOS device, the outfit h...
05:08 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget One of the rarest games in the world just landed on eBay
If you'd seen this ratty-looking NES cartridge at a yard sale, you'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance. If you'd paid a few bucks to take it home, however, then congratulations: you just ...
04:46 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Samsung's all-but-official Galaxy Note 3 Neo won't be released in the US or UK
We've seen plenty of leaked information about the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, a purported entry-level version of Samsung's popular handset. But while the South Korean giant has yet to make the device official...
04:23 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Pope Francis sees the internet as a blessing for communication
Some may see the internet primarily as a source of anger or a dangerously addictive distraction, but not Pope Francis. In a message for the Catholic Church's World Communications Day, the Pontiff cal...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Maingear Pulse 17 review: portability, paint and power come at a hefty price
Whisper it, but we think that 2014 is going to be a watershed year for PC gaming. Despite dwindling interest in the platform (compared to smartphones and tablets), heavy-duty machines for polygon cra...
03:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Sony gets into genetic analysis with aim of helping docs pick better treatments
We tend to forget that many companies celebrated for their shiny things also have significant interest in healthcare; everyone gets sick, after all. Sony is one of this gang, producing medical-grade ...
02:44 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei pays off Apple and Microsoft-led consortium in Android patent spat
While Google does all it can to avoid the Android patent headache brought on by the "Rockstar" patent group, another of the consortium's targets has decided it wants out. FOSSPatents reports that Hua...
01:49 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Honda develops braking system for early pedestrian detection
Honda's hoping you haven't had your fill of self-driving autos from CES, because it's just revealed an automatic braking system that's supposedly better than similar technologies out there. According...
12:36 pm -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget UK carrier finds loophole to let it increase prices mid-contract
Well, that didn't take long. It's a matter of hours since the UK telecoms regulator Ofcom brought in new rules to protect mobile customers from mid-contract tariff increases, and already one network ...
11:29 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Model S goes on sale in China for $121K, but Tesla says it's leaving money on the table
About a year after announcing plans to open a retail location in China, Tesla is releasing its Model S sedan there. Coming in at 734,000 CNY or about $121K US, it carries a premium over the $81,070 U...
11:25 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Nokia's phone business ends not with a bang, but with a whimper
2013 is the last year that we'll see Nokia in its current form, as the world-famous handset business should be hived-off to become part of Microsoft's corporate family in the next few months. But how...
10:44 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Google's reasonably priced Street View car tours Top Gear's test track
Like swerving bends and screaming "powerrr!" as much as you dislike electric vehicles? Imagine your delight, then, when you learn that Google and the BBC have teamed up to send one of the former's st...
09:22 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Google offers Fiber to more Provo residents, to expand coverage area throughout 2014
Provo residents who took advantage of Google Fiber's early registration can no longer claim to be the chosen few. The company has started accepting sign-ups from more folks, so long as they live in s...
07:55 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Independent federal review board calls for NSA to end 'illegal' phone call data collection
Following up on what we've learned about the NSA's various spying activities over the last year, the aptly-named Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is apparently ready to issue a report on t...
05:56 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Coder defeats Snapchat's anti-bot system in less than an hour
Apparently, Snapchat's spot-the-ghost human verification tool isn't all that clever -- Steven Hickson has already written software that circumvents the anti-bot feature. His technique simply finds th...
04:35 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Google wants you to know what you're clicking on
Google knows a lot, both about its users and about the internet in general. Today, the team in Mountain View has found a new way to share more of its vast knowledge of the web with us by providing ba...
03:11 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Facebook's targeted ads set to appear in apps other than Facebook
If you've ever been creeped out by those eerily targeted ads on Facebook, get ready for more of the same in other mobile apps as well. The popular social network has announced today that it's testing...
02:18 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget DJI's Phantom 2 Vision takes a stabilized camera to the sky, we go hands-on (video)
You may not have come across DJI before, but this brand is no stranger in the world of hobbyist drones. Even production studios use the company's gear for aerial videography, but that involves a lot ...
01:57 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget World's most precise atomic clock will still be spot-on in 5 billion years
Most of us only pay attention to time when it's causing headaches, but the same can't be said of a team of researchers working out of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Led by National Institute ...
01:08 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget TiVo reportedly lays off industrial design team, sees its future in DVR software
According to a rumor from Wired, the network DVR prototype TiVo showed off at CES is much more than a dream, and could be a big part of its future. The unnamed internal sources claim TiVo laid off 5 ...
01:08 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget TiVo reportedly lays off industrial design team, sees its future in DVR software (update)
According to a rumor from Wired, the network DVR prototype TiVo showed off at CES is much more than a dream, and could be a big part of its future. The unnamed internal sources claim TiVo laid off 5 ...
12:24 am -05 - Thu, January 23, 2014
Engadget Yahoo search gets safer with automatic encryption
Just as Marissa Mayer promised, Yahoo has started plugging security holes ahead of its self-imposed Q1 2014 deadline. From now on, all of your searches done via the internet giant's home page will be...
11:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Get an additional week of free tunes if you sign up for Beats Music soon
With just how popular Beats headphones are, we can't say we're surprised that Dr. Dre's similarly named music service has had a hard time coping with a flood of users during launch. As such, Beats Mu...
11:04 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Snapchat's adorable captcha, T-Mo's 'Mobile Money' 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...
10:13 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Scientists prove dwarf planet Ceres contains water
Scientists have long thought that the dwarf planet Ceres might hold some form of water, but they've only had indirect evidence at best -- until today, that is. An ESA-led team has used signal fluctia...
09:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget In a bid to regain trust, Microsoft okays storage of foreign users' data overseas
In the wake of recent NSA leaks, Microsoft's taking the tech road less traveled and committing to protecting foreign users' data by storing it overseas. The controversial move, as reported by the Fin...
09:09 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Netflix ends 2013 with 44 million subscribers, will keep experimenting with pricing
Netflix had a big year in 2013 with award-winning original content, new features and millions of new customers. Now, the company's fourth quarter report reveals it wrapped up last year with over 44 m...
08:46 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Beam saved videos to your flatscreen with Pocket's iOS update
No matter how pixel-packed your iThing's display is, watching video clips on a bigger screen is usually way more comfortable. Pocket has added AirPlay and Apple TV support to its free bookmarking app...
08:46 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Beam saved videos to your flat-screen with Pocket's iOS update
No matter how pixel-packed your iThing's display is, watching video clips on a bigger screen is usually way more comfortable. Pocket has added AirPlay and Apple TV support to its free bookmarking app...
08:08 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 382 - 1.22.14
It's that time of year again, CES is fading from memory, football season is wrapping up and Ben is tempted to cut the cable cord with less of his favorite sports programming on the air. The lull in p...
07:44 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Future Windows 8.1 update may let you pin its Store apps to the desktop's taskbar
Microsoft started blurring the lines between the modern Windows interface and the classic desktop with Windows 8.1, and there are now signs that it's ready to mix things up a little more. WZor has po...
07:21 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Google Chrome can listen in on your conversations (but it probably isn't)
Google Chrome users are no strangers to speech recognition software -- heck, the internet browser has "Ok Google!" voice recognition built right into its URL navigation bar. But that recognition is t...
05:22 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Intel's latest education-focused tablet and Classmate PC reference designs add... more rubber?
We're all about the sentiment in Intel's education-focused tablet and PC reference designs, aimed at providing a template for other tablet and PC makers in the education space. That's all fine and go...
04:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget BT's breakneck broadband test hits unimaginable speeds over plain ol' fiber
BT still has a long way to go until it connects all of Britain's homes to its fiber-optic network, but that hasn't stopped it from exploring new ways to squeeze some extra speed out of it while it do...
04:02 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Blu-ray discs may soon get billions of colors with new encoding tech
It's nice that 4K streaming is coming to match the onslaught of screens, but most media is still encoded with a "measly" 8-bits per color channel, rendering around 16 million colors. That might sound...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Motorola brings Prip's push-to-talk service to the iPhone
Sprint's iDEN network shutdown may have quashed hopes for an iPhone with native push-to-talk support, but that won't matter much now that Motorola has brought Prip's service to iOS. The new app lets ...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Motorola and NII Holdings bring Prip's push-to-talk service to the iPhone
Sprint's iDEN network shutdown may have quashed hopes for an iPhone with native push-to-talk support, but that won't matter much now that Motorola and NII Holdings have brought Prip's service to iOS....
02:51 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Avegant's Glyph headset live on Kickstarter for $500
We've been telling you about the Avegant Glyph for awhile, but now you can finally plunk down some bills to get one yourself. Thanks to Kickstarter, beta-testing the device for its designer isn't wit...
02:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget MIT and Stanford will teach Ford's automated cars how to dodge obstacles
It's not enough for Ford to build automated test cars; it also has to teach those cars how to handle the road. To that end, the automaker is partnering with MIT and Stanford on research projects that...
01:41 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Sharp's AQUOS Serie mini phone has a Full HD IGZO display, bright colors, limited stateside availability
With phone specifications often reaching a terminal velocity before the next new technology or trend, giving your hardware a differentiator can be hard. Sharp's new AQUOS Serie mini SHL24, however, i...
01:41 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Sharp's AQUOS Serie mini phone has a Full HD IGZO display, bright colors, unlikely stateside availability
With phone specifications often reaching a terminal velocity before the next new technology or trend, giving your hardware a differentiator can be hard. Sharp's new AQUOS Serie mini SHL24, however, i...
12:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget New SteamOS beta tempts more testers with support for older PCs and dual-booting
Valve released its SteamOS beta with a warning: only touch this if you know what you're doing. While that surely did something to separate true testers from the first wave of eager users, there were ...
10:18 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Snapchat enlists its ghost mascot to thwart potential bot accounts
It's anyone's guess what Snapchat's done behind the scenes to patch up its data vulnerabilities, but the firm's continuing to address the issues with a new public-facing measure. For instance: the ap...
09:04 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's ready to make better SSDs following its takeover of OCZ
Toshiba made its first move to rescue faltering solid state drive manufacturer OCZ Technology back in November, and now that sale is final. In the deal, OCZ gets to keep its identity and independence...
07:28 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Judge voids two Samsung claims before Apple patent trial even starts
A US judge has just awarded Apple two summary pre-trial judgements, significantly reducing Samsung's chances of prevailing in the second patent clash between the two tech giants. Judge Lucy Koh inval...
05:52 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's 'Mobile Money' service blends prepaid Visa, no-fee checking features
T-Mobile's latest service seems to fit its 'UnCarrier' agenda perfectly, since it has little connection to wireless and doesn't actually require users to have the company's phone service. Called Mobi...
05:52 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's 'Mobile Money' blends prepaid Visa cards and no-fee checking features
T-Mobile's latest service seems to fit its 'UnCarrier' agenda perfectly, since it has little connection to wireless and doesn't actually require users to have the company's phone service. Called Mobi...
05:12 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Motorola Migrate can now shepherd iOS users (and their data) to a new life on Android
If a Motorola device has recently charmed you away from the iPhone, make sure to check out the company's Migrate app. Moto just refreshed the transfer tool to add iOS support (similar to the one foun...
04:07 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Google can now say if your internet connection is quick enough for YouTube
Many are tempted to blame stuttering YouTube streams on our internet providers, but who's really at fault? Google may shed some light on the subject now that it has launched a Video Quality Report. T...
02:57 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Premium channels strike back: Showtime, HBO and Starz say they're adding subscribers, not losing them
Yesterday the NPD released data from a survey showing fewer US TV watchers are subscribing to premium cable channels, but now the networks say that isn't true. First reported on the LA Times Company ...
02:04 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z Ultra gets WiFi-only 'tablet' option, launches in Japan this week
Dropping its radios for cell service and turning itself into a tablet... The 6.4-inch Xperia Z Ultra may be big enough to pull it off, but are you willing to pay just under $500 (52,000 yen) for the ...
01:47 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Lumia 1320 review, NFC iPhone case, Beats Music hands-on and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
01:01 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM 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 8:45PM. Tonight we get back into our regular weekly routine of covering...
12:39 am -05 - Wed, January 22, 2014
Engadget Productivity app Todoist drops the price and adds collaboration features
The latest version of the app Todoist, referred to simply as "Next," hopes to capture the attention of busy bees among us by offering small-scale project management features at a new, affordable cost...
11:55 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Google Glass wearer removed from AMC theater under suspicion of recording
Despite the many uses for Google Glass, this new class of wearable devices is inevitably meeting some growing pains (pictured above is 7'3" Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert, a Glass wearer who has e...
11:22 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget MIT's new transparent screen may lead to cheap heads-up displays
Transparent screens just aren't very practical these days -- bigger models are frequently expensive and bulky, while smaller heads-up displays tend to have very narrow viewing angles. However, MIT ma...
10:49 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Verizon plan lets you send unlimited international texts for $5 per month
If you like to text friends and family overseas, you know that it can be expensive -- US carriers frequently charge either per text or for blocks of messages that aren't always enough. Pricing won't ...
10:16 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Amazon reportedly considering live TV channels for new pay-TV service
If the rumors surrounding Amazon's forthcoming set-top box are any indication, the company's betting big on online video delivery. It's a move Amazon may even be hinting at with its latest recruitmen...
10:16 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Amazon reportedly considering live TV channels for new pay-TV service (updated: Amazon denies report)
If the rumors surrounding Amazon's forthcoming set-top box are any indication, the company's betting big on online video delivery. It's a move Amazon may even be hinting at with its latest recruitmen...
09:52 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Meizu teases three MX4G smartphones with giant screens
Meizu clearly isn't content to rest on its laurels. Just a few months after the MX3 first reached Chinese shops, the company's Jack Wong has teased a full range of MX4G smartphones that includes Mini...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia 1320 review: an oversized phone that struggles to stand out
It's not too often we can legitimately say a device is in a league of its own, yet that's the only way we can describe Nokia's new low-end smartphone, the Lumia 1320. With a 6-inch screen, it arrives...
08:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget This headset uses sensors and psychology to control gamer rage
Designer Sam Matson has a solution to gamer rage that doesn't involve throwing things at your screen. Introducing Immersion, a headset that monitors your heart rate and increases a game's difficulty ...
07:38 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Apple brings iBooks and iTunes U educational tools to more than 50 new countries
It's no secret that Apple likes its products to be a big part of the educational sector, not just in the US, but all across the world. With that in mind, the Cupertino-based outfit today is broadenin...
06:53 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Pinterest recipe search makes the joy of cooking easy to pin down
The next time you're searching for that perfect recipe to please your finicky friends' ever-evolving dietary needs (you know, the vegan today/paleo tomorrow types), you won't have to go further than ...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget LogMeIn ditches free accounts, asks users to pay up or it'll LogYouOut
If you've been using LogMeIn's free account, you might, nay will, need to find another option. The remote desktop service is no longer offering its gratis service, forcing existing users to either mi...
04:50 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Adidas Smart Run users can now export GPS data, while firmware update improves battery life and media player
When we reviewed Adidas' Smart Run training watch, we were very fond of it. That said, it had three major niggles: the poor battery life, the low volume of the media player and the inability to expor...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Slingbox 500 and Motorola SURFboard courtesy of ARRIS
While "hanging ten" may be out of the question for those in the Northeast this time of year, it's still a great time for a SURFboard. ARRIS, the telecommunications company that acquired Motorola Home...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Slingbox 500 and Motorola-ARRIS SURFboard
While "hanging ten" may be out of the question for those in the Northeast this time of year, it's still a great time for a SURFboard. ARRIS, the telecommunications company that acquired Motorola Home...
03:36 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Beats Music to reach Windows Phone listeners on January 24th
Beats Music launched with a lot of fanfare today, but you may have noticed that its promised Windows Phone client is missing. What happened? As it turns out, the app is just fashionably late -- Beats...
03:08 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Veho's new K-series action cameras have pro features, amateur-friendly price
Veho is perhaps mostly known for its range of accessories -- so when we tested its entry into the (already busy) action cam market we were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Fast-forward to tod...
02:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Sony could launch its Xperia Z Ultra phone as a WiFi only 'tablet'
We've seen many a tablet turn into a road warrior -- or even a huge phone -- with the addition of a SIM card. A phone becoming a tablet is a much scarcer transformation, but if any device can make th...
02:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Sony could launch its Xperia Z Ultra phone as a WiFi-only 'tablet'
We've seen many a tablet turn into a road warrior -- or even a huge phone -- with the addition of a SIM card. A phone becoming a tablet is a much scarcer transformation, but if any device can make th...
01:31 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Firefighter developing Google Glass apps to help with response and rescue
For all the potential of Google's face-based hardware, we haven't seen many uses beyond the cool and novel that are any more than noble ideas. Not for firefighter Patrick Jackson, though, who's combi...
12:53 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Verizon matches T-Mobile's success with 1.6 million new mobile customers
T-mobile might be better at gaining publicity, thanks to its attention-seeking CEO, but Verizon appears to be just as good at attracting new customers. According to the company's latest earnings repo...
12:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget UK planes, trains and boats could get 'superfast' satellite internet later this year
Sure, in-flight internet has its perks, but it's not available everywhere and it can be a little slow. To push things forward, at least in the UK, Ofcom has approved the use of satellite-based techno...
11:45 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Leaked software suggests Sony's next flagship phone will record 4K video
With shots of a new Sony smartphone surfacing ahead of a possible reveal at next month's Mobile World Congress, we guessed it wouldn't be long until we laid eyes on the software powering it. XperiaBl...
11:05 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget iPhone case with Isis mobile payment support showing up in AT&T stores
If you've been waiting to make NFC payments with little more than your iPhone and an Isis account, we have news for you. A tipster sent us pictures of what looks to be retail packaging for the Incipi...
10:37 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Verizon finally takes control of Intel's doomed internet TV service
Intel's whirlwind fling with IPTV has come to an end, as all its assets from the ill-fated OnCue project have been sold to Verizon. Started less than a year ago to create a product with "beautiful in...
09:25 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget MOG to close in April as subscribers offered (small) incentive to move to Beats Music
We don't know how many subscribers MOG has managed to hold onto since it was acquired by Beats in 2012, but soon the number will be zero. Following yesterday's launch of the all-new Beats Music strea...
08:20 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Heat-sensitive solar cell could lead to much more on-demand energy
It's tough to build solar cells that capture both heat and light -- most of these multi-talented devices can't trap more than one percent of the energy they receive. However, MIT has just blown past ...
05:50 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget LG G Flex to launch in over 20 European countries this February
The G Flex's world tour continues: following news of launches in the US, LG has announced that its bendy smartphone will reach more than 20 European countries this February. The continent-wide releas...
03:25 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Verizon adds 250MB Share Everything plan for the extra-thrifty
Verizon's Share Everything plans may be convenient for multi-phone households, but they're not cheap -- even the 500MB tier can be pricey for those who don't need much data. To that end, the carrier ...
12:50 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of January 20th: Black Sails, Sleepy Hollow and Workaholics
While football takes a breath before the Super Bowl in two weeks, others rush in to fill the gap. The NBA has a full slate of games scheduled for Sunday afternoon, while Starz will premiere its new M...
12:39 am -05 - Tue, January 21, 2014
Engadget Beats Music builds a unique, if messy, listening experience around emotion
The Beats empire has officially expanded beyond its humble headphone roots. Beats Music has officially launched (download it from the iTunes App Store here), and become the latest contestant for your...
11:22 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget AT&T now offering Next upgrades within six months for existing contracted customers
AT&T is looking to make its Next smartphone payment plan a little more prominent. You'll be eligible to hop on-board the Next bandwagon in a mere six months and start swapping handsets sooner, if...
10:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Google tests the performance limits of D-Wave's quantum computers
We've long known that D-Wave's quantum computers are specialized tools rather than Swiss Army Knives, but just how good are they at their intended tasks? Google has just conducted some benchmarking t...
09:24 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget NPD: premium TV networks losing subscribers as streaming services continue to grow
Don't color us surprised by The NPD Group's latest report, one that highlights the decline in subscriptions for paid TV networks over the last couple of years in the US. According to the research, th...
08:07 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft built 75 Xbox One prototypes before settling on its finished design
Gadget design is rarely a simple process, and we now know that the Xbox One is no exception to the rule. Microsoft designer Carl Ledbetter has revealed that the game console went through many 3D-prin...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget LG G Flex will be $300 on AT&T, pre-orders begin January 24th
Sprint was the first out of the gate to announce LG G Flex pricing and availability for the US, but AT&T isn't too far behind. The network just made it be known that the curved smartphone will be...
06:03 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Netflix finally launches on Sweden's TiVo boxes
All caught up with Bron, Wallander and Pippi Langstrump? You'll need something new to watch, which makes today your lucky day. A month later than promised, Sweden's Com Hem has added Netflix to custo...
04:59 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Nest promises not to force any privacy changes on customers after Google's takeover
Google's acquisition of Nest prompted more than a few privacy concerns, legitimate and otherwise -- will you have to share temperature data with advertisers? You won't, as long as CEO Tony Fadell has...
04:37 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Google starts banning Chrome extensions bought by shady ad firms
A brouhaha over adware-laced Chrome extensions has forced Google to remove two from its store and possibly exposed a wider issue. According to the original developer of "Add to Feedly," the problems ...
03:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget VLC gets one-touch playback controls and a fresh new interface on iOS 7
VLC for iOS just got a much-needed coat of fresh paint. The media player's version 2.2 update has introduced an iOS 7-native interface with its own set of multi-touch playback gestures: you can tap w...
02:38 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Sky and Vodafone could team up to take on BT
When Sky and BT started attacking each other, we had imagined that the conflict would soon fizzle out. After all, the last time we saw a media heavyweight go up against the Haus of Murdoch, the only ...
01:10 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Korean carrier to launch broadband-shaming 300Mbps LTE-Advanced network this year
Most of us in Europe and North America try not think about how much we're getting smoked by Asia in terms of internet speeds, but here's another reminder: residents in South Korea will soon enjoy 300...
01:10 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Korean carriers to launch broadband-shaming 300Mbps LTE-Advanced network this year
Most of us in Europe and North America try not think about how much we're getting smoked by Asia in terms of internet speeds, but here's another reminder: residents in South Korea will soon enjoy 300...
12:50 pm -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Is this the Samsung Galaxy S5's new tile-based home screen?
As Samsung's Galaxy S5 gets ready to launch, the rumor alert scale has already hit "yellow." The latest from @evleaks shows a possible TouchWiz home screen that would be a sharp U-turn from the curre...
10:53 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Kim Dotcom previews new music streaming site with his own europop album
Kim Dotcom has done it again. Two years after he rented a bunch of musicians (including Will.i.am) to promote his doomed Megaupload service, he's turned to a group of presumably more affordable artis...
08:19 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Fujifilm teases a new X-mount camera with full manual dials and possible weather sealing
Fujilfilm's current range of X-mount cameras have hardly struggled to attract a following, but there's always room for a fresh addition, especially if it brings quicker manual controls. Judging from ...
07:54 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft fixes some of the Surface Pro 2's battery and sleep problems
Microsoft vowed that it would fix the numerous bugs plaguing the Surface Pro 2 in the wake of the flawed December update, and it made good on that promise by rolling out a patch this weekend. The com...
06:10 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor to launch in May, improve your topspin for 18,000 yen
Sony's theme for its CES press event was "Play" and part of the fun was a smart tennis sensor that adds vibrational and gyro detection to your racket, linking up with your smartphone through Bluetoot...
06:10 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor hits Japan in May, offers topspin advice for $175
Sony's theme for its CES press event was "Play" and part of the fun was a smart tennis sensor that adds vibrational and gyro detection to your racket, linking up with your smartphone through Bluetoot...
04:37 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget How would you change HP's Envy Spectre XT?
We've always prided ourselves on having a crack team of laptop reviewers, who run the rule over almost every mobile computer available. One that earned a measure of praise was HP's Envy Spectre XT, w...
01:56 am -05 - Mon, January 20, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Google acquires Nest, President Obama speaks out on surveillance 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...
11:43 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Engadget Verizon's Edge trade-in program now lets customers upgrade after just 30 days
Sick of your new phone already? Verizon would like a word with you. Over the weekend, the company made some changes to its Edge upgrade program, drastically reducing the amount of time customers need...
09:58 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Engadget Huawei tweaks Ascend P6 chipset, tacks on an 'S' for good measure
We had some issues with Huawei's Ascend P6 when we reviewed it last year -- despite a sleek thin design, a gorgeous display and a solid camera, it simply lacked oomph. Now the company has given the h...
07:38 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Engadget IRL: the iPad Air
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. By now, we'...
04:47 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Engadget Tesla's toy boat: A drone before its time
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills. The military complex has certainly embra...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Passat BlueMotion, jellyfish drones and a pig-cloning factory
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 North American International Auto Show kicked off last...
09:14 am -05 - Sun, January 19, 2014
Engadget Paramount now releases movies only in digital form
While it's no secret that film-based movie distribution won't last much longer in the US, the big Hollywood studios haven't officially completed their transition to digital. However, one of them may ...
10:23 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hits the FCC with Verizon's LTE bands in tow
We've yet to hear more details about the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2's launch this quarter, but a recent FCC filing at least reveals that it might head to Verizon. According to the documents, a particular v...
09:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Spike Jonze predicts the future of UI, confronting tragedy through video games 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...
07:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Valve: The future of Virtual Reality is just one year away
The most exciting aspect of contemporary virtual reality is its implications. Even using Oculus VR's early duct taped-prototype, most users immediately "get it." You're transported to, say, Tuscany, ...
07:02 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget The future of beauty school is Google Glass
At least according to L'Oreal. The hair care giant (and purveyor of giant hair) just announced Matrix Class for Glass, which gives clients and beauty school students a stylists-eye view of your head....
04:39 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Unknown Sony phone pops up in photos, suggests new Z1 variant could land at MWC
Sony is doing a pretty job keeping itself in our line of sight right now. Not only did it out two (or almost two) new handsets at CES (the Z1 Compact, and a T-mo only Z1S), it also released a brace o...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: TiVo services, getting fit with apps, fun with a NAS 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...
01:03 pm -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Comcast discontinues AnyPlay in-home IPTV device, preps cloud Xfinity TV apps
Back in 2012 Comcast rolled out AnyPlay, a headless (read: not connected directly to a TV) cable box that turned its live TV channels into internet streams users could watch on iOS or Android devices...
05:48 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Google is mapping the history of modern music
It's no surprise that Google has been tracking music uploads, but what's unexpected is exactly what the search giant is doing with all of that info. Interactive maps of music's ongoing journey are ch...
02:51 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Amazon is thinking about shipping you packages you haven't ordered yet
Looking forward to buying the next season of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray? Amazon may already be preparing to send it to you. The retail giant is working on an idea it calls "anticipatory shipping" as ...
01:43 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Better late than never, Path arrives on Windows Phone
Path for Windows Phone has had an unusually long development cycle for a mobile app -- we first saw it at a Nokia event in July, and the rest of 2013 came and went without a release. Still, fans of t...
12:38 am -05 - Sat, January 18, 2014
Engadget Supreme Court to determine if police need warrants to search cellphones
It's now clear that police don't need a warrant to track your cellphone, but searching that phone is another matter; there's no obvious guiding policy. Any murkiness may be settled soon, as the Supre...
11:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 380 - 1.16.14
After surviving nearly a week in the desert and braving the wilds of CES, the crew is back in New York and ready to mainline you some podcast love. It's a fine time, this 2014, as you should be able ...
11:07 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget The power of tears: Why Google has its eye on smart contact lenses
When the cronut craze swept across New York in early spring of last year, the only major inconvenience associated with Dominique Ansel's novel culinary confection was the pain of waiting in line to g...
10:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Google's smart contact lens, President Obama on the NSA 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...
10:02 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Panasonic intros CF-MX3 convertible laptop with Yoga-like design, built-in DVD drive
The category of laptop/tablet hybrids is one of the favorites among Windows PC manufacturers, including the Japan-based Panasonic. Accordingly, the Toughbook maker hosted a conference in the Land of ...
09:38 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget The Internet of Things isn't safe: thousands of smart gadgets hacked to send spam and phishing emails
Smart things are the future, or at least that's how it appeared to those of us who attended CES 2014. And, while we're excited about home automation and smart appliances, it turns out that those comp...
09:05 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Intel's Bay Trail CPU will usher Android into the 64-bit era this spring
Sure, 64-bit support is all the rage nowadays in the mobile space, what with Apple setting off a trend with the introduction of the iPhone 5s. Now, according to Intel's CEO, tablets running Google's ...
08:34 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Gran Turismo documentary 'Kaz' premieres on Hulu January 22nd
If you were wondering exactly when and where you'd be able to watch the Gran Turismo documentary, we have the answer. On January 22nd, Kaz: Pushing the Virtual Divide will make its way into your home...
07:58 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 381 - 1.16.14
As the dust settles on the Las Vegas Convention Center, Richard and Ben regroup to take a brief look at the highlights from CES, but for the most part, there's still fresh HD news to discuss. There's...
07:22 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Spark shows how to build a Nest-like, open source thermostat
Wish you'd had the foresight to build the Nest thermostat and get Google's attention? You can't travel back in time, but Spark may give you the next best thing. It just posted a walkthrough showing h...
06:43 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Motorola expands Moto X wood finish options, drops the price premium to $25
If you've wanted a Moto X with a wood finish but don't like bamboo or the $100 price premium over a regular model, we have good news: Motorola has just made the option a lot more appealing. Starting ...
06:22 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Google's Chrome remote desktop app will come to iOS as well as Android
The desktop versions of Chrome make it easy to access remote PCs (and Chromebooks) linked together by your Google account, but this feature hasn't yet made the trek across to Chrome's mobile manifest...
05:44 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget AMD Kaveri review roundup: a solid gaming chip that's ahead of its time
It's been a busy week for AMD news, what with the launch of the Kaveri APU and then our first real evidence of how the new Mantle drivers can impact on PC gaming. But now's the time to kick back and ...
05:07 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Sony patent filing would let you reshape your PlayStation Move controller
Typically, motion controllers aren't very good at adapting to different gameplay situations -- not unless you're willing to slap on a cheap plastic shell, anyway. Sony may improve that state of affai...
04:28 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget President Obama announces limitations on use of NSA-collected data, puts database in the hands of third party
The scandal surrounding the NSA's data collection and surveillance programs seem never ending. Almost every week there are new revelations as to the extent of the spying, which covers everything from...
03:52 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget HTC One sequel rumored to have two rear cameras for better focusing and image quality
Last year's leak of the HTC One's follow-up, the M8, seemingly raised more questions than it answered. When will it ship? And what's the deal with that second hole on the back? We may have a much cle...
03:21 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Sacramento Kings set to broadcast using Google Glass, accept Bitcoins
Watching hoops from the stands or on TV is great, but have you ever wanted to see an NBA game from the perspective of a coach, cheerleader or broadcaster? That's going to happen on January 24th durin...
01:52 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget US Government now owns Silk Road's $25 million Bitcoin hoard
If we're honest, asset seizures are inherently hilarious. After all, for every sports car that's flogged to boost the public purse, there must be an unsaleable giant mechanical heron just gathering d...
12:14 pm -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Sprint might launch free WiFi calling for select Android devices
Upgrading your plan may be a good way to avoid overage charges, but Sprint might have another option: WiFi calling. According to documents obtained by Android Central, the carrier is poised to give s...
11:33 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Reuters: Obama will prevent NSA from looking at phone records without a legal reason
Barack Obama is due to give a important speech about the NSA today, but Reuters claims to have had an early heads-up about what the US president will propose. The news agency believes he will announc...
10:51 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Losses, write-offs and pay cuts: it's just a regular day at Acer
Acer executives are having a gloomy time of it after suffering a huger-than-expected financial loss for 2013 and subsequently being forced to take a 30 percent pay cut. Despite launching a wide range...
10:01 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Netflix's first Oscar nomination comes for 'The Square' and you can watch it right now
Yesterday the nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced, and for the first time that list includes a production that will be primarily distributed via Netflix (check here for a list of thea...
09:04 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Japanese carrier says it's 'not the right time' for Tizen OS smartphones, delays launch plans
Tizen is trying to make all the right moves when it comes to getting its Tizen mobile OS off the ground and into people's hands. However, to the surprise of... not many people (probably even Samsung)...
08:03 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Nintendo is spending more on R&D as Wii U's star continues to fade
Nestled inside Nintendo President Satoru Iwata's statement on those brutally slashed sales forecasts , he touched on what the company is doing to (hopefully) reverse the current downward trend. Resea...
06:37 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Nintendo slashes sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million
It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shavin...
06:37 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Nintendo slashes 2014 sales forecast for Wii U from 9 million to 2.8 million
It's not even financials season yet, but Nintendo is trying to lower expectations in advance. In a statement today, it's announced that it's reassessed unit sales for its flagship Wii U console, shav...
05:23 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget This is what game devs are saying about Valve's prototype VR hardware
We've seen quite a bit the Oculus Rift, but another major player in the coming virtual reality revolution has eluded us: Valve. Save for adding an experimental VR mode to the Steam Client Beta, the c...
04:14 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Traffic ticket for driving with Google Glass gets dismissed in court
Pay attention to the road. At least, until the cars are able to drive themselves. That's the rule, and it was probably one of the reasons why Google Glass early-adopter Cecilia Abadie got ticketed fo...
03:41 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Google Drive dev tools promise better and more powerful apps (video)
If you're an Android user, there's little doubt that you're familiar with Google Drive, Mountain View's preferred cloud storage service that competes with the Dropboxes, SkyDrives and iClouds of the ...
03:07 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Code hints that Google may bake fitness sensor support into Android
KitKat brought pedometer functions to Android, but that's not necessarily enough for smartphone owners who want to track their fitness routines. Google may be aware of that desire for more athletic i...
02:23 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Oculus' best practices explains how to create a VR experience that doesn't make people sick
Couldn't make it out to Valve's Steam Dev Days to hear Palmer Luckey gab about how to build a good virtual reality experience? No worries - Oculus' new VR Best Practices guide will fill you in on the...
01:52 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget HBO Go is coming... to PS3 and PS4
HBO Go is en route to PlayStation. While there isn't a release window for the premium service's streaming app, Sony's VP of business development assures it'll be "soon" for the PS3, with the PS4 vers...
12:41 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget DoubleTwist's new Android app records songs played on iTunes Radio (updated)
Those clever guys and gals at DoubleTwist have been freeing music from iTunes' grasp for years, so we suppose it was only a matter of time before they figured out how to do the same with songs played...
12:06 am -05 - Fri, January 17, 2014
Engadget Google's new wearable project is a smart contact lens with medical uses
Google loves wearables and this time it's getting even closer to your body with a developmental smart contact lens. Through miniaturized electronics, it can apparently measure the levels of glucose i...
11:55 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Microsoft: Xbox One is #1 in the US for December with 908,000 consoles sold
Microsoft and Sony already went head to head with worldwide sales numbers for 2013 and while the PS4 rode is out front there (4.2 million to 3 million), the Xbox One apparently sold more systems in t...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Valve and Oculus worked together to build Crystal Cove VR headset
Remember that Oculus Rift prototype that ran away with our Best of CES 2014 award? Turns out Valve helped make it a reality. Speaking at Steam Dev Days, Valve's Michael Abrash explained that the two ...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Valve's investing in VR, but has no plans to release its own hardware
Remember that Oculus Rift prototype that ran away with our Best of CES 2014 award? Turns out Valve helped make it a reality. Speaking at Steam Dev Days, Valve's Michael Abrash explained that the two ...
11:17 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Moto G Google Play edition, Spotify's desktop app goes unlimited 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...
10:46 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile will soon pay you to switch from a smaller carrier
Some Americans have no doubt been tempted by T-Mobile's willingness to pay early termination fees for switchers, but the offer has many catches -- you have to jump ship from a major carrier, for one ...
10:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Rdio now lets you listen to tunes for free on the web
Good news, Rdio loyalists: Spotify users aren't the only ones who are now able to stream music for the unbeatable price of free. Presumably as a result of the Cumulus Media deal revealed earlier this...
10:05 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Put your emoji where we can see them! The NSA collected text messages, too
Secretly sifting through your text messages isn't just for overprotective parents and paranoid lovers anymore. Now the NSA's prying eyes have shifted from your call logs and location data to your tex...
09:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Intel's revenue and profit stay flat in Q4 as PC sales level off
Intel may have just validated concerns that the PC market was relatively weak in the fourth quarter. The company has reported a net profit for the period of $2.6 billion based on revenue of $13.8 bil...
08:58 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Dyson's latest vacuums still look alien, boast more sucking power
Over the years, Dyson's managed to vault its line of household suction beasts into the world of enviable gadgets -- a rare feat for a home appliance. And the company hasn't been sitting on its laurel...
08:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 4PM ET!
We're back and (sort of) recovered from a week in the desert at the world's biggest tech trade show. But Terrence, Ben, Marc and Joseph just can't get enough of each others handsome faces, so they'll...
07:45 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Show 49: CES 2014 wrapup
Grab a wearable, switch on the 'ole curved TV and fire up your favorite 3D printer. We came, we saw, we conquered and now we're ready to distill it all for you in the form of some high-quality video ...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Starbucks plans to secure user information with updated iOS app
Following this week's revelation that Starbucks' mobile apps store data such as user names, passwords and even location coordinates in plain text, a company executive announced today that a refreshed...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Starbucks plans to secure user information with updated iOS app (update)
Following this week's revelation that Starbucks' mobile apps store data such as user names, passwords and even location coordinates in plain text, a company executive announced today that a refreshed...
07:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget NetZero's mobile broadband now works wherever Sprint has 3G
Like the person who thinks socks with sandals is a bold fashion statement, WiMAX is a mobile technology that rarely gets invited to the cool parties anymore. NetZero, realizing that its WiMAX-powered...
06:33 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Latest LG phone leak keeps hope alive for keyboard lovers
Smartphones with keyboards are increasingly rare, but LG must see some life left in the category -- @evleaks has just posted a leaked press shot and specs for the Optimus F3Q, a landscape slider repo...
06:08 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Skype update for iOS brings two-way HD video chat to newer Apple devices
Did you get a new iPad or iPhone this holiday? If so, Skype has a treat in store for you -- it just updated its iPad and iPhone apps to support two-way HD video chat on all A7-equipped devices. Not t...
05:44 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Moto G Google Play edition hands-on (video)
If Google's strategy of releasing Play edition devices isn't working, the company is sure doing a good job of hiding that fact: in the space of a month the number of smartphones and tablets bestowed ...
05:22 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Facebook adds Trending topics so you always know what's hot in your corner of the social universe
After several months of testing, Facebook is officially rolling out a new Trending feature that, just like on Twitter, lets users see what hot topics are dominating conversation on the social platfor...
05:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget LG G Flex coming to Sprint January 31st for $300, preorders begin today
The LG G Flex was finally announced for three carriers in the US at CES, but we didn't know any pricing or availability. It looks like Sprint is the first to strike with the news: the G Flex will be ...
04:36 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Hershey and 3D Systems join forces to create printable confections
You may no longer have to settle for getting your chocolate in teardrop, bar or seasonal-bunny form. The Hershey Company has signed an agreement to develop printable treats with 3D Systems, which ann...
04:08 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Sharp's latest high-res Windows tablet is an Ultrabook minus the keyboard
Let's see, sporty Intel Core-i5 processor and Windows 8.1? Check. Retina-esque 3,200 x 1,800 15.6-inch display? Check. 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD? Of course. If Sharp's RW-16G sounds like the laptop of ...
03:42 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget CBS schedules premieres for Extant and Under the Dome, Amazon gets them days later
Last summer, CBS shared the financial load for its new show Under the Dome with Amazon by cutting a deal to stream episodes days after their broadcast, before the series even aired. This year, it's r...
03:14 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Xbox multimedia exec steps down, cites Microsoft's new 'direction'
In the face of a CEO switch-up and massive internal reorganization at Microsoft, the Xbox business has seemed the closest thing to stable inside the company. But Redmond's entertainment wing is hardl...
02:31 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Google Now comes to Chrome on the desktop in experimental form
You may not have to reach for your phone to check Google Now in the near future. The latest build of Google's experimental Chrome Canary browser introduces the context-aware notifications to the desk...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Jawbone's second-gen Era headset is 42 percent smaller, comes with its own charging case
Wearables may have been the talk of the town at CES, but given that Jawbone just released the Up24 a month ago, chances were slim it was going to announce another fitness tracker so soon. Instead, th...
01:18 pm -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Lite doesn't bring much to the crowded budget tablet market
Samsung's regional Polish site inadvertently jumped the gun a few days ago, publishing a user manual for an unannounced Galaxy Tab 3 Lite to its support pages. Today, the Korean company's press blog ...
11:42 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Nickelodeon's new interactive kids channel will bring streaming features to live TV
As parents have rapidly discovered, kids don't really mind the drawbacks of Amazon or Netflix streaming (limited, older versions of the same content library) and just want to watch their favorite sho...
10:38 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget China reveals COS: a government-approved mobile OS designed to break the monopoly of foreign software
China's tried to create its very own mobile OS ecosystem in the past, but let's face it, the attempt with OPhone was hardly something that would make the nation proud. This time round, though, a comp...
10:38 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget China reveals COS: a government-approved operating system designed to break the monopoly of foreign software
China's tried to create its very own mobile OS ecosystem in the past, but let's face it, the attempt with OPhone was hardly something that would make the nation proud. This time round, though, a comp...
09:45 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Spotify gives desktop users unlimited music without a subscription
Streaming from Spotify's desktop client has never been a simple affair. Users had to abide with grace periods, monthly usage caps and even limits on how many times they could listen to individual tra...
08:41 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Oppo's latest smartphone lets you text with gloves on
Answering a text message in the middle of winter can pose a serious threat to your fingers if you aren't careful -- polar vortex or not -- but Oppo is looking out for you. See, the outfit's newly ann...
07:06 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Startup claims the US military is testing its computer-guided 'smart' rifles
Not all soldiers are crack shots, but the U.S. military is reportedly hoping to make that happen -- with a little help from "smart" rifles, that is. According to a startup called TrackingPoint, the m...
06:16 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Google rolls out 3D maps for Tokyo and other Japanese urban hubs
As ubiquitous as 3D city maps might be these days, they typically don't cover Tokyo -- quite possibly due to the massive size of Japan's megalopolis. Google, however, has just taken on that daunting ...
05:37 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Huawei's Richard Yu says octa-core HiSilicon chip is ready, will feature multi-mode LTE
It's been a year since Huawei's Richard Yu's teased his company's octa-core HiSilicon SoC, and according to the exec's recent Sina Weibo post (screenshot after the break), said product is finally rea...
05:37 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Huawei joins the octa-core club with a high-spec mobile chip of its own
It's been a year since Huawei's Richard Yu's teased his company's octa-core HiSilicon system-on-chip, and according to the exec's recent Sina Weibo post (screenshot after the break), said product is ...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Adobe adds 3D printing tools to Photoshop CC, MakerBot support in tow
With the emergence of desktop 3D printing, a long-trusted name in creative software is looking to offer tools for the task. Adobe has announced an update to Photoshop CC that includes 3D printing cap...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Adobe adds 3D printing tools to Photoshop CC, MakerBot and Shapeways support in tow
With the emergence of desktop 3D printing, a long-trusted name in creative software is looking to offer tools for the task. Adobe has announced an update to Photoshop CC that includes 3D printing cap...
04:13 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget BYU image algorithm can recognize objects without any human help
Even the smartest object recognition systems tend to require at least some human input to be effective, even if it's just to get the ball rolling. Not a new system from Brigham Young University, howe...
02:18 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget CyanogenMod Installer comes to the Mac in beta form
Mac users no longer have to sit on the sidelines while their Windows-using friends install CyanogenMod with ease. Cyanogen has just released an OS X beta for its Installer app, making it trivial to f...
01:15 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM 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 8:45PM. Tonight we cover the news following CES, a wrap up of the storm...
12:47 am -05 - Thu, January 16, 2014
Engadget Successor to the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine teased in promo video
What you see here is a leaked image that claims to be the upcoming successor to the classic TR-808 drum machine from Roland. If you're in need of a refresher, the unit debuted in 1980 and powered a t...
11:39 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: FuelBand SE Silver Edition, privacy-focused Blackphone and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
10:48 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Starbucks app stores log-in credentials, location info in plain text
If you're concerned about someone getting their hands on your personal data, you'll want to read on -- this latest method's an unlikely culprit. The Starbucks mobile-payment app is reportedly saving ...
10:07 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget iOS users can now buy, rent or stream content from Google Play
Apple's iTunes has long been the de facto virtual storefront for iOS users looking to buy or rent digital content, but now Google's elbowing its way into that tidy ecosystem. The search giant just dr...
10:07 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget iOS gets a Google Play Movies & TV streaming app, but it only works over WiFi
Apple's iTunes is the de facto virtual storefront for iOS users looking to access digital video content, but now Google's elbowing its way into that tidy ecosystem. The search giant just dropped an i...
09:59 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget NASA wants to put your name on a spacecraft headed to an asteroid
Forget those dime-a-dozen "name a star" gifts -- wouldn't you rather put your name on a spacecraft that advances human understanding? NASA certainly thinks you do. It's teaming up with the Planetary ...
09:02 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Adafruit shows how to make your own touchscreen camera using Raspberry Pi (video)
Do you like the idea of building your own digital camera, but want something a little more sophisticated than Ikea's cardboard cam? Adafruit will be happy to help you out. It has posted instructions ...
08:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget You can now star Google Contacts, just like important messages in Gmail
Need a way to easily access that select group of contacts you converse with frequently without manually creating groups? Well, the same star action that's used in Gmail to flag important corresponden...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Steam Controller drops touchscreen, adds physical buttons
It turns out that Valve's hardware beta was an actual beta: the Steam Controller is dropping its touchscreen and adding some physical buttons before going up for sale via Steam and at retail later th...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Steam Controller drops touchscreen, adds physical buttons [update: new controller image]
It turns out that Valve's hardware beta was an actual beta: the Steam Controller is dropping its touchscreen and adding some physical buttons before going up for sale via Steam and at retail later th...
07:37 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Steam Controller drops touchscreen, adds physical buttons (update: new controller image)
It turns out that Valve's hardware beta was an actual beta: the Steam Controller is dropping its touchscreen and adding some physical buttons before going up for sale via Steam and at retail later th...
07:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget One of gaming's most used engines arrives today on PlayStation Vita
With PlayStation Vita getting Unity game engine support in today's update, one of gaming's most widely-used game engines is heading to Sony's latest handheld. And that means it's all the easier for t...
07:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget One of gaming's most-used engines arrives today on PlayStation Vita
With PlayStation Vita getting Unity game engine support in today's update, one of gaming's most widely used game engines is heading to Sony's latest handheld. And that means it's all the easier for t...
06:52 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget FTC says Apple's gotta pay for your kids' in-app purchases
In my day, when a kid spent his parents' money when he wasn't supposed to, a form of indentured servitude ensued to pay off the debt. These days, courtrooms and federal agencies are the parentally-pr...
06:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Alienware's Steam Machine launches in September
The Alienware-made Steam Machine we showed you at CES 2014 arrives in September, the company announced during Valve's first Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle. Alienware's little black box has some...
06:21 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget This machine can sequence your DNA for just $1,000
Even a decade ago, sequencing a genetic code would set you back around $250,000. The target, of course, has been to crunch that figure down to a more reasonable sum, and now a company believes that i...
05:51 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget xPC wants to be your next tablet, desktop and crowdfunding gamble
We've followed ICE Computer's modular PC design all the way from first concept to prototype to demo unit, and after several years, it's now almost ready for prime time. The company has recently taken...
05:22 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget HP Chromebook 11 with Verizon LTE now available at Best Buy for $379
HP's Chromebook 11 is one of the better Chrome OS devices on the market, power adapter woes notwithstanding, but it hasn't had a cellular version to please those who want always-on data. That won't b...
05:22 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget HP Chromebook 11 with Verizon LTE now available at Best Buy for $379 (update: contract pricing)
HP's Chromebook 11 is one of the better Chrome OS devices on the market, power adapter woes notwithstanding, but it hasn't had a cellular version to please those who want always-on data. That won't b...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Box redesigns its iOS app for simplicity, speed and real-time search (video)
Box is finally countering Dropbox's revamped iOS app with a redesign of its own. Its updated cloud storage software centers around a fresh, iOS 7-native interface that's both simpler and faster at dr...
04:37 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Pandora now recommends radio stations to Android and iOS listeners
Pandora is built around personalizing radio to your tastes, but that's only so much help once you're tired of listening to a given station. Thankfully, the company's Android and iOS apps now recommen...
04:18 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget James Frey and Google team up to fuse interactive teen novels with AR games
We knew Google's Niantic Labs was planning to use its Ingress tech to power other augmented reality games, but we didn't expect this. In an announcement today, Niantic announced it has teamed up with...
04:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Chrome updates bring data compression to all Android and iOS users
Google has been testing data compression in mobile versions of Chrome for what seems like ages, but today it's finally ready to bring that efficiency to the masses. Both the Android and iOS versions ...
03:33 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Titanfall special edition Xbox One controller drops this March
Hey, Xbox One Day One Edition owner, we get it: you're into special editions. So how about if we told you there's another opportunity to own yet another piece of "limited edition" swag for your Xbox ...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Nike launches FuelBand SE Silver Edition, available January 19th for $169 (hands-on)
It hasn't been that long since Nike released a Rose Gold model of the FuelBand SE, and today the company's announcing another limited edition version of its activity tracker. The newly minted Silver ...
02:02 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Honda's new EV charger can draw some of its power directly from the sun
While your new EV or plug-in hybrid is surely green, plugging it into the coal-fired grid may not feel so much like winning. Solar energy is a much better story, though, and Honda has just announced ...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Netflix commissions third season of Lilyhammer and a new show based on Marco Polo
Netflix's exclusive content push is rolling on, starting with news that Lilyhammer will return for a third season later this year. As usual Netflix hasn't released viewer numbers or statistics, but s...
01:05 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Netflix plans season 3 of Lilyhammer, new show based on Marco Polo
Netflix's exclusive content push is rolling on, starting with news that Lilyhammer will return for a third season later this year. As usual Netflix hasn't released viewer numbers or statistics, but s...
12:42 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Sky's AdSmart brings targeted advertising to your TV
As it turns out, Sky isn't prepared to sit and watch while its business get trashed by Google and chums. To get in on the targeted advertising game, the broadcaster is launching a new platform on its...
12:23 pm -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget R.B.I. Baseball returns this spring to consoles, phones and tablets
The MLB recently dropped a bombshell: One of the most beloved baseball games of all time, R.B.I. Baseball for the NES, is getting an update. It's coming to current and next-gen consoles in addition t...
11:45 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget HP's smartphone revival begins with two enormous Android handsets
Remember when HP wanted to get into the smartphone business, but changed CEOs and scrapped Palm, the company it bought for $1.2 billion? Well, a few years and another CEO later and the company has de...
11:03 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget SoftKinetic's 3D scanning solution aims to popularize MakerBot's printers
SoftKinetic, the 3D gesture middleware provider for Intel and Ubisoft's Just Dance 2014 for the PS4, is once again catching our attention by announcing its strategic partnership with MakerBot at CES....
10:11 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Samsung's low-cost Galaxy Tab 3 Lite confirmed by official user manual
Samsung has just verified that another Galaxy Tab is imminent after it published the user manual for a new Android tablet on its own site. The company's Polish support page reveals documentation for ...
09:40 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Back off, NSA: Blackphone promises to be the first privacy-focused smartphone
You may never have heard of Geeksphone, unless you take a particular interest in Firefox OS, but the Spanish manufacturer could be about to garner some global attention. It says it'll launch a new ha...
09:29 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Samsung tipped to revisit Windows Phone 8 with the 5-inch, 1080p SM-W750V
Much like HTC, Samsung hasn't expended a huge amount of effort on Windows Phone 8, having crafted just a few handsets running the platform before seemingly losing interest. Various clues are now poin...
08:12 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Vuzix plans to make smart sunglasses you'd actually like to wear
Although smart sunglasses exist, they're seldom pretty -- you won't impress many people at the beach. If Vuzix has its way, though, these shades will be as fashionable as the eyewear from your favori...
06:50 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget China Mobile iPhone pre-orders are in the millions, Tim Cook calls deal 'a beginning'
It sure took quite a while for Apple and state-owned carrier China Mobile to finalize their deal, but it could end up being well worth Cupertino's time. According to The Wall Street Journal, the part...
05:52 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Facebook might launch a Flipboard-like reader app called Paper
Flipboard might soon find itself competing against a reader app owned by a social media juggernaut (read: Facebook), if re/code's report turns out to be true. According to the website's unnamed sourc...
05:11 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Left Field Labs can make you a custom, 3D-printed music box
We've seen 3D printing enable a nostalgic twist on music before, but there are few things quite so clever (or tiny) as Left Field Labs' Music Drop. The company's latest New Year's project lets you de...
04:22 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Google shuts down its bucket-list service, Schemer
Not long after rumors of Google shutting down Schemer (its goal-sharing service) arose, confirmation has appeared. On its website, Schemer notes that user data will be wiped after February 7th, but y...
02:51 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget NYT: NSA embeds radio transmitters to access offline computers from miles away
Tonight's fun NSA revelation comes courtesy of the New York Times, reporting on an agency program to access and alter data on computers that aren't connected to the internet. Cherry picked from the N...
01:47 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Charter makes a $61 billion bid for Time Warner Cable, could be the first of many
After months of trying to negotiate a deal behind the scenes, Charter Communications is publishing details of its offer to buy Time Warner Cable (which split from Time Warner years ago). Despite a bi...
12:07 am -05 - Wed, January 15, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Sony Xperia T2 Ultra and E1, court blocks parts of FCC net neutrality rules 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...
11:11 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget AT&T begins updating the Galaxy S4 Active with Android 4.3
Nope, it's not KitKat, but hey, beggars owners of older Android handsets can't be choosers. If you've been using AT&T's version of the Samsung's waterproof Galaxy S4 Active, you're in luck: Andro...
10:33 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Bing Translator for Windows repeats what you said, but in another language
It's not that deep. ......
10:05 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Google Drive's new activity stream tracks changes to shared files
Tracking changes in those shared docs on Google Drive just got a lot easier. The folks in Mountain View have added an activity stream to the cloud-based file repository for keeping tabs on collaborat...
09:39 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Horizon for iOS records landscape video no matter how you hold your phone
On Vine and Instagram, square-sharing is the name of the game. But when it comes to YouTube or TV, you're going to insult viewers if you present them with a vertical video. Despite six years of smart...
09:03 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Tumblr adds @ mentions, further establishes internet jargon
Silly Tumblr, what with its ability to type full, actual names instead of @-based messages. Quaint, even! Well it turns out that Yahoo's favorite microblogging service is adding Twitter-esque @ messa...
08:39 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Chrome 32 brings a Chrome OS-style interface to Windows 8
After a fairly lengthy beta phase, Google has released the finished version of Chrome 32 -- and it's one of the biggest updates to the browser in recent memory. Windows 8 users now get a Chrome OS-st...
08:39 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Chrome 32 brings a Chrome OS-style 'desktop' to Windows 8
After a fairly lengthy beta phase, Google has released the finished version of Chrome 32 -- and it's one of the biggest updates to the browser in recent memory. Windows 8 users now get a Chrome OS-st...
08:13 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Moment begins Kickstarter campaign for clip-on smartphone camera lenses
If you're fed up with the camera on your phone, there's no shortage of clip-on lenses to enhance the experience: just take a look at Sony, Olloclip and Photojojo for great examples of this. This does...
07:42 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Wearable craze adds skin sensitivity to the list of considerations for gadget buyers
We were quite impressed with Jawbone Up24 when we reviewed it. But, a few weeks later, things soured a bit when an editor developed a rather unpleasant rash from the device. Turns out it's not all th...
07:19 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Moto G Google Play edition now available for $180
The Moto G now has an official Google Play Edition. The device, which just popped up on the Google Play Store, is available for $180 (8GB) or $200 (16GB). Just like we've seen on other Google Play ed...
07:05 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget European researchers have created a hive mind for robots and it's being demoed this week
RoboEarth isn't as sinister as it sounds. It's not a special interest group advocating for a new world order with robots at its core -- not yet, anyway. The project, which is backed by the European U...
06:37 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Radionomy acquires Winamp and Shoutcast to boost its streaming efforts
There were rumors that Winamp would find a rescuer following its shutdown, and today that rescue is official. Online radio platform provider Radionomy has acquired both WinAmp and Shoutcast from AOL ...
05:48 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Tesla formally recalls more than 29,000 Model S wall charging adapters
Tesla may argue that it's being proactive by replacing Model S wall charging adapters, but that still constitutes a recall by most anyone's definition. Accordingly, the company has sent a letter (PDF...
05:34 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget You can order a gold LG G2 in Taiwan, but just... don't.
It's de rigeur now for flagship phones to get a gold version, a debatable trend that's at least working out for snarky tech editors. After all, there's something awkward about gilting a geeky handset...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Next-gen strategy game engine lets you control an army of 5,000 units at one time
Every real-time strategy game has some kind of population cap, limiting the number of units that can be placed simultaneously on a player's terrain. This limit can stem from the designers' need to ba...
03:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Appeals court strikes down key parts of the FCC's net neutrality rules
If you were hoping that the FCC's net neutrality rules would survive the many legal challenges thrown in its path, think again. A Washington appeals court has voided the anti-blocking and anti-discri...
03:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Appeals court strikes down key parts of the FCC's net neutrality rules (update: Verizon statement)
If you were hoping that the FCC's net neutrality rules would survive the many legal challenges thrown in their path, think again. A Washington, DC appeals court has voided the anti-blocking and anti-...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Visualized: a closer look at an HTC One prototype
Shortly before a flagship smartphone is announced to the general public, companies like HTC will often send a prototype version of the upcoming product to tight-knit partners and developers. We got a...
02:22 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Hyundai and Kia tap SoundHound to help you identify music in your car
Always pulling out your smartphone to identify a song you've heard on your car radio? You'll no longer need to if you buy a new Hyundai or Kia model in the coming year. The Korean automakers have tea...
01:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Huawei launches 5.5-inch B199 in China with a battery for hire
Huawei recently outed the Ascend Mate 2 with a colossal 4,000mAh battery that can actually charge other devices, and it's now brought that tech to a mid-range handset. The 5.5-inch B199 is a successo...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget AMD says its next PC chip trumps Intel with 12 'compute cores' and smoother gaming
A decade ago, AMD brought us the first dual-core x86 processor. Then, starting in 2008, the company came out with tri-core and quad-core designs in quick succession, leading up to octa-core chips in ...
12:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Valve's VR-friendly Steam UI launches in beta prior to its headset reveal
If Oculus Rift's new "Crystal Cove" prototype is anything to go by (it's seriously guano, if you hadn't heard already), then gamers are really going to appreciate the virtual reality revival. It's no...
11:34 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Virgin Galactic tests new thrusters, further disregards gravity (video)
Last year, Sir Richard Branson promised Virgin Galactic's first commercial mission would rip through the atmosphere in 2014. That goal has edged ever closer with SpaceShipTwo's latest trip beyond the...
10:33 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget CyanogenMod's new gallery software now available as a beta download
Think CyanogenMod's image gallery is lacking? As it turns out, the CyanogenMod team itself thinks so too. In a recent Google+ post, the custom ROM maker not only admitted the current gallery's shortc...
09:29 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Google Image Search makes it easier to sort results by licensing rights
Google Image Search has allowed users to filter results based on how they're licensed since 2009, but the option remained hidden under an advanced options menu where few users ever look. Now, a reque...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Video messaging app Wordeo turns plain text into audiovisual poetry
Six-second Vine clips are all well and good, but the best ones involve significant amounts of creative energy and pre-planning. A new video messaging app called Wordeo, on the other hand, tries to si...
08:38 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Motorola's Moto X is coming to the UK on February 1st for 380
When Motorola returned from Google's wilderness, it came back with a new approach to phone design and customization. The Moto X was the subject of plenty of envious glances from the other side of the...
08:38 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Motorola's Moto X is coming to the UK, France and Germany on February 1st for 380
When Motorola returned from Google's wilderness, it came back with a new approach to phone design and customization. The Moto X was the subject of plenty of envious glances from the other side of the...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Sony grows its Xperia line by two with the 6-inch T2 Ultra and Walkman-centric E1
You'd think a company that very recently announced two new flagship smartphones at CES would slow its roll and hold off on the product announcements for a bit. But no, Sony's introducing two more han...
06:20 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget DirecTV drops The Weather Channel, accuses it of loading up on reality TV
Usually, when there's a dispute over a pay-TV system carrying a channel, it hinges on sports or in-demand shows like Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men. This time, it's DirecTV sparring with ...
03:53 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Michael Bay's 'Black Sails' hits iTunes, Amazon and YouTube a week before TV premiere
It's no longer strange to see a TV series premiere online before it reaches traditional broadcasters, but Starz is planning a truly special internet debut for its latest project, Black Sails. The fir...
02:22 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget YouTube gets a daily highlight reel courtesy of DreamWorks
YouTube can already recommend related videos, but it doesn't necessarily show the best videos; you have to rely on outside help to separate the wheat from the chaff. However, that search for quality ...
01:28 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Enblink dongle now lets you control your home appliances using voice commands
In case you've never heard of Enblink, here's a one-sentence primer: it's an $85 dongle that plugs into your Google TV box, allowing you to control any Z-Wave-enabled appliance (door locks, lights, e...
12:43 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of January 13th: Archer, Sherlock and The Square
CES is over and we're ready to load up our DVRs with a slew of winter TV, starting with the return of Archer on FX. Joined tonight by the premiere of new series Chozen, season five is expected to tak...
12:15 am -05 - Tue, January 14, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Google aquires Nest, SimCity goes offline, Mark IV hands-on and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:48 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' reboot hits FOX on March 9th
It's been years in the making, but the reboot of Carl Sagan's landmark series Cosmos is finally on its way. The spiritual sequel, entitled Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, is produced by Family Guy creat...
11:22 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget With Motorola Assist's latest update, you can now reply to texts with your voice while driving
Motorola Assist, the contextually aware app that lets you set triggers and actions for a wide variety of tasks, is smart enough to determine when you're driving, sleeping, in a meeting or in other si...
11:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 379 - CES Day Four - 1.10.14
Join Brian Heater and the Engadget gang for the CES 2014 wrap-up podcast, with personal "best of" choices, audience giveaways and significantly less background noise. It's been a long week of intervi...
10:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget GoDaddy, Microsoft focus on small businesses with Office 365 partnership
Early last year, Microsoft extended its Office 365 subscription service to small- and medium-sized businesses and now it's continuing that push with a new partnership with GoDaddy. The web-hosting an...
10:02 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Microsoft may preview Windows 'Threshold' in April, launch it in 2015
Microsoft may have just released Windows 8.1 a few months ago, but it's reportedly on the cusp of previewing its next major Windows version, Threshold. The SuperSite for Windows hears from sources th...
09:38 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Twitter's web look refreshed to match your phone
Where one of Twitter's app designs goes, the rest will follow -- hot on the heels of its latest Android and iOS releases, the social network is rolling out a new web interface with a matching look. T...
09:06 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Google acquires Nest's line of home automation products for $3.2 billion, pledges continued support for iOS
We'll be honest: if you told us a big company was going to buy Nest, we wouldn't have guessed Google. After all, the home automation company was founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, both ex-member...
08:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Just Mobile unveils its fine-point capacitive stylus, expands dock and battery lineup
Just Mobile was back at CES to sprinkle some magic dust on its new accessories, and this time it involves a mixture of batteries, Lightning docks, cables and styli. We're most excited by the company'...
07:38 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget HTC confirms One X and XPlus won't be upgraded to Android 4.3 or higher
It looks like Android 4.2.2 will be the end of the upgrade roadmap for the HTC One X and X+, two of the company's primary flagship phones in 2012. The phone maker tweeted out -- and later confirmed t...
06:49 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget PayPal starts testing seamless online store checkouts
PayPal can be a hassle for online shopping when you have to leave a store's site just to finish your transaction. Purchases should be much simpler once PayPal finishes rolling out its new In-Context ...
06:16 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget EU wants to know if US studios' TV deals restrict pan-European viewing
Many European TV aficionados are all too familiar with US content exclusives; you can't watch that hit American movie unless you're with the right provider. However, the European Commission is concer...
05:40 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 begins Android 4.4 KitKat rollout in Poland
Sometimes, even the most massive of updates have humble beginnings. This is the case with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, a device that offered Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upon its debut. We all figured it was...
04:40 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget GameFace Mark IV: The other VR headset at CES 2014 (hands-on)
After all the time we've spent with Oculus VR's latest Crystal Cove prototype this week -- our first Best of CES award winner! -- you might think we're all VR'd out. You'd be wrong, and when the folk...
04:09 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget UK carrier O2 dropping its mobile wallet service after less than two years
O2 UK's carrier-independent Money mobile wallet may have proven a little too ambitious. The network is shutting down the service on March 31st so that it can investigate "new and better ways" to hand...
02:18 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget SimCity getting offline mode 'soon,' aims to fix long-broken relaunch
EA's reboot of SimCity remains in a state of disarray, and the latest effort to correct the situation is an upcoming offline mode for the otherwise always-online game. This is a pretty major change c...
12:10 pm -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Early benchmarks suggest NVIDIA's new Tegra chip outperforms Apple and Qualcomm
The graph above comes courtesy of Tom's Hardware and, whichever way you look it, it suggests NVIDIA is onto a good thing. The company's recently announced Tegra K1 processor combines a handful of ARM...
09:57 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Uber taxi vandalized in France despite new law favoring regular cab drivers
Though a new French law gives cabs there a 15 minute head start against private companies like Uber and LeCab, taxi drivers are far from done protesting. Things may have just taken a violent turn, as...
09:20 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Sprint abandons its 'One Up' early upgrade plan after just a few months
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]It appears Sprint's answer to T-Mobile's UnCarrier campaign hasn't been quite the success the company hoped it would be. Less than four months after it announced ...
09:20 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Sprint abandons its 'One Up' early upgrade plan after just a few months (update)
It appears Sprint's answer to T-Mobile's UnCarrier campaign hasn't been quite the success the company hoped it would be. Less than four months after it announced its "One Up" early upgrade plan, Big ...
08:27 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Mac Pro back on sale in Europe following previous ban
EU bureaucrats famously revoked their ban on ugly fruit, but they never showed such leniency to Apple. The older Mac Pro breached rules requiring extra shielding on fans and electrical ports and as a...
07:56 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Rumored Nokia Normandy prototype surfaces on Twitter, reveals little
That thing up there? Word on the street (that is, Twitter) is that it's an engineering prototype of the Nokia Normandy, a low-end Android device due sometime in 2014. The name has been floating aroun...
04:15 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget Leaving Las Vegas: Farewell to CES 2014
We came. We saw. We got punched in the head. Some of Engadget's New York-based editors took longer to get to Las Vegas than those traveling in from Hong Kong or Tokyo, thanks to winter storms that ca...
03:35 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget How would you change Motorola's Droid RAZR M?
Before it became the cuddly face of Google's handset business, Motorola had a knack of knocking out sweet hardware at low prices. The RAZR M, for instance, combined a svelte body, 4.3-inch display an...
03:00 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: Audio roundup
Imagine the footsteps of thousands and thousands of people. Now add in hundreds of booths showing loud promo videos, playing music and giving demos over microphones. That is the literal sound of CES....
01:00 am -05 - Mon, January 13, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: cameras and digital imaging roundup
As in years past, CES wasn't the premier showcase for groundbreaking digital imaging products, but we still saw our fair share of photo-centric updates. Of course, with manufacturers highlighting a w...
11:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Tell-all explores the Wii U's development problems
It's no secret that some game developers dislike the Wii U -- performance issues, limited internet features and relatively slow console sales have made it tough for companies to justify support. But ...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: Gaming roundup
Gaming is once again a thing at CES! Since splitting from the Consumer Electronics Show in 1995 and creating E3, the game industry has sat out much of the past 20 years. Between last year's big news ...
07:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: Mobile roundup
While this year was predictably quiet for smartphones, we weren't expecting it to be this quiet. Only a small sliver of companies announced new handsets at the show, and the ones we saw -- with the e...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Albatross One: flying Row 44's amphibious in-flight WiFi test plane
Every manufacturer needs to test its gear throughout the product cycle, and if in-flight connectivity is what you're peddling, frequent trials and partner demos can be tremendously costly for even th...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Navia, $100 prosthetic limbs and a controlled nuclear meltdown
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.As most of the US bundled up and tried to stay warm during...
04:55 am -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Jelly Bean claims 59.1 percent of Android device share as KitKat inches forward
Google has released its first Android device share data for 2014, and it's now clear that many users are flocking to a newer OS version... just not the latest version. While the shiny new KitKat rele...
03:30 am -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Smartphone concept incorporates LiFi sensor for receiving light-based data
The lights are now dimmed throughout the many halls of CES, and none are more perturbed by darkness than the folks at Oledcomm. Illumination is the company's specialty, after all; or, more specifical...
02:00 am -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: Laptops roundup
It wasn't exactly a banner year for laptops at CES. Hell, the "Best of CES" award for PCs ended up going to a desktop, and was nearly upstaged by an all-in-one running Chrome OS. Still, that didn't s...
01:05 am -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 380 - CES Special #2 - 1.9.14
It's time for a rundown of all the best in HD news from CES this week and it's a heckuva long list. Ben Drawbaugh joins Richard Lawler to hash it out and discuss whether 4K has matured enough to sett...
12:31 am -05 - Sun, January 12, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Sennheiser's HD6, HD7 and HD8 DJ series headsets
Sennheiser, long a staple at CES with its stellar audio goods didn't disappoint this year by launching a new line of DJ headsets. The HD6 MIX, HD7 DJ, and HD8 DJ sets priced from $280 for the low end...
11:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: HDTV & home theater roundup
Every year, CES is filled wall to wall with flat-screen televisions and the things that plug into them. 2014's show brought its own variations to that theme. Curved TVs, OLED TVs, Ultra HD TVs or som...
09:30 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: the Engadget interviews
Coming into CES 2014, we knew there would be some recurring themes at the show: wearables, connected cars, home automation and 3D printing would all have a major presence on the show floor. So, we we...
09:19 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget The Onewheel self-balancing, single-wheeled skateboard comes to CES, we take it for a spin (video)
It's hard not to do a double-take when first laying eyes on the Onewheel. After all, it is a single-wheeled skateboard that uses an electric motor, accelerometers, gyros and a microcontroller to give...
08:42 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget SmartThings shows off the ridiculous possibilities of its connected home system
Sure, we had to hop in a cab and take a rather expensive ride out into the boonies. But we had no option -- SmartThings had no official presence on the CES floor. Thankfully, the 45 minutes we spent ...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: Auto roundup
While some categories at this year's International CES were a little quiet, the same cannot be said for autos. 2014's show floor was filled with car stuff, not simply from the major vendors at the sh...
06:15 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget CES 2014: Household roundup
Alongside the TVs and tablets, CES is also home to the future of... homes. LG had smarter washing machines and robot vacuums that you can turn on by texting with everyday language, while Samsung intr...
06:13 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Beats Music is launching January 21st -- here's a sneak peek
That's Beats' new streaming service. No surprise, of course. Seems like the Jimmy Iovine / Dr. Dre's red headphone-pushing company has been eyeing the space since the World Class Wreckin' Cru days. L...
06:01 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Caption contest: Mr. Marinator fuses meat, marinade, motion... and madness
Bombing on a home shopping network near you. ......
03:47 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Ducking autocorrect, Steam Machines, 12-inch tablets 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...
12:47 pm -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Researchers develop tiny windmills that can power your gadgets (video)
Portable solar chargers aren't so out of the ordinary anymore, but minuscule windmills that can charge your phones? Now, those are something new. A couple of UT Arlington researchers, Smitha Rao and ...
09:19 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go
It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't aba...
06:15 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget CES 2014, Day 5: Five things 50 Cent missed while he was busy hawking headphones
It's been a fun week of awards, announcements and intentionally awful headlines, but all good things must come to an end. Before the doors to the show floor closed for the final time this year, we sp...
05:05 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Tesla will give Model S owners safer wall charging adapters to prevent fires
Tesla isn't relying on software alone to reduce garage fire risks for Model S owners. The automaker will soon offer drivers a free, upgraded wall charging adapter with a thermal fuse. The new device ...
03:37 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Dropbox goes down following problem with 'routine maintenance'
We hope you weren't planning a big Dropbox sync this evening. The cloud storage service reports that it's having problems with its site following an issue with "routine internal maintenance." Just wh...
03:37 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Dropbox goes down following problem with 'routine maintenance' (update: back)
We hope you weren't planning a big Dropbox sync this evening. The cloud storage service reports that it's having problems with its site following an issue with "routine internal maintenance." Just wh...
03:09 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget CES 2014 in pictures
`We've written so many words about CES 2014 that our fingers have calloused over. We've seen enough 4K TVs, booth babes and wearable computers to last us another 365 days and our resident photographe...
03:07 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Spree's head-worn fitness tracker doubles as a... sweatband
We've seen plenty of fitness watches, armbands and pedometers, but it's a rare moment when we see a pedometer that sits on your forehead. Spree believes that it's the top of your noggin that offers t...
02:17 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Exclusive: PMD's CamBoard Pico XS is the tiniest gesture camera we've ever seen (video)
Just as we were wrapping up CES today, we caught up with our friends over at PMD Technologies who surprised us with a little exclusive. What you see above is the new CamBoard Pico XS gesture camera t...
02:09 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with the consumer-ready Muse headband and software
If you think the person above looks weathered, broken and a little bit ill, you'd be right. After all, it's the last day of CES, and although this editor wasn't sure he had any working neurons left, ...
01:35 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget The MetaPro glasses do some pretty amazing things with augmented reality
Yeah, I went through the whole "not another wearable" thing when the folks from the Meta team showed up sporting an early prototype of a device tethered to a small animal-style backpack. But one rep ...
01:30 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget Podcast
Here we are, the final Engadget Podcast of CES 2014 -- and, for yours truly, the final Engadget Podcast, period. It's been a hell of a trip in both respects, so let's end things off with a bang, a li...
12:45 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget PowerUp's smartphone-controlled paper plane makes us jealous of modern kids
So, it turns out that people really like paper airplanes, and by that we don't mean the M.I.A. song, although that's pretty neat too. No, we're talking about PowerUp's Bluetooth propellor kit for pap...
12:00 am -05 - Sat, January 11, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: KnCMiner
What better way to send off CES 2014 than with some Bitcoin talk? KnCMiner, the Swedish company behind a number of high profile Bitcoin mining machines will join us for our final on-stage CES intervie...
11:52 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget When Parrot AR.Drone meets MYO armband, magic ensues (video)
Ah, Las Vegas, the perfect location for a spontaneous wedding. Earlier today, we witnessed a quick and dirty collaboration between Parrot and Thalmic Labs at CES, where they paired an AR.Drone 2.0 wi...
11:45 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Intel's Mike Bell on what's wrong with wearables, and how he plans to fix it
If there's one buzzword that sums up CES 2014, it has to be wearables. There has been everything from cameras to earbuds. Not to mention a veritable deluge of smartwatches, wristbands and fitness tra...
11:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Unleashing the tech show hype beast
There's a technological revolution going on; innovation is at all-time high; and we've seen it all before. While many of the devices we've seen this week are new and even exciting, the unending hymn ...
11:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Android TV at CES 2014 highlighted by Chinese manufacturers Hisense and TCL
The project formerly known as Google TV has a limited presence on the CES show floor in 2014. While a number of companies are still working up Android-powered boxes and dongles, the largest TV manufa...
11:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: LG EVP Jim Clayton
LG's certainly not the only player in the wearables game at this year's CES, but this isn't the company's first horse race. This time out, the company's showing off the Lifeband Touch, a new fitness ...
10:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget Stage: Narrative CEO Martin Kallstrom
Here's another interesting take on the push toward wearable technologies. The Narrative Clip (formerly Memoto) lives on your lapel, taking pictures at intervals throughout the day for a little lifelo...
10:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Avegant
Avegant's Glyph headset is certainly one of the cooler wearables we've seen at a show jam-packed with them. The company's CEO Edward Tang and CTO Allan Evans will be joining us to discuss what sets t...
09:46 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Polaroid is already planning to cut the price of its $1,000 4K TV
Like the high school kid who doesn't get invited to go out partying with the in-crowd, Polaroid decided that the best way that it could turn some jaded heads was with a dramatic reinvention. The comp...
09:31 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget A sub-$600 desktop 3D scanner that folds into a box
Hidden in amongst the armies of 3D scanners in the South Hall of CES is the Matterform: a crowdfunded, $579 desktop 3D scanner that's also its own carrying case. The device operates on similar princi...
09:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Eye-Fi co-founder Ziv Gillat
Eye-Fi has been making our cameras more connected for several years now. We'll speak with the card-makers co-founder Ziv Gillat about the company's push toward broader adoption.January 10, 2014 5:00:0...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Broadcom VP Rahul Patel
Get ready to talk chips and the internet of things with Broadcom VP Rahul Patel.January 10, 2014 4:30:00 PM EST ......
08:40 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Cloud storage meets old-school archiving with IDrive's new Safe service
An internet connection is usually the only thing between you and your remotely stored data. Not with IDrive's new "Safe" service, however, which is a strange mix of traditional archiving and newfangl...
08:33 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget StickNFind reveals its vision for the future of retail
Those little StickNFind Bluetooth stickers are back for another CES, and this time out, they've got even grander ambitions than helping your locate your lost keys. Founder Jimmy Buchheim swung by our...
08:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: ThinkGeek VP Ty Liotta
After last year's shenanigans, we naturally wanted to get ThinkGeek's Ty Liotta on stage. What better way to help wind down the final day of CES than with a grab bag of weird and wonderful tech toys?J...
08:10 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Aereo vs. TV networks case will be heard by the Supreme Court
Aereo launched its service that makes over-the-air TV available over the internet back in 2012, and quickly faced a lawsuit from big media companies (ABC, Fox, CBS and others) claiming it's illegally...
07:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 051 - CES Edition - 1.9.14
After nearly a week of gadget overload, the Eurocast crew and ringleader Daniel Cooper let their hair down for a casual -- and occasionally creepy -- chat about CES, Las Vegas and Pepperami. Slashgea...
07:03 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget EyeLock Myris is a USB eye scanner offering security that's unique to you
When it comes to unique passcodes, it doesn't get much more secure that an eye scan. Thanks to EyeLock's Myris, you'll be able to create super complex passwords that you won't have to remember -- usi...
06:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget MediaTek's wireless display solution beams video to TV, sets your mobile screen free (video)
While Miracast wireless display mode is now available on many Android devices, it is both loved and loathed -- loved by those who want just wireless screen mirroring, and loathed by those who want to...
06:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Xbox head isn't worried about Steam Machines and Oculus Rift; he's excited
Two of the biggest stories at CES 2014 involve gaming, and neither involves the big three entrenched console makers (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo). Oculus VR's latest prototype, dubbed "Crystal Cove,...
06:01 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 378 - CES Day Three - 1.8.14
Brian Heater and crew take to a champagne-soaked stage following the Best of CES 2014 awards presentation to run through the winners and exchange witty banter about the world of CES this year. Terren...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget Stage: Consumer Electronics Association CEO Gary Shapiro
Who better to wrap up the big stories and trends with than Gary Shapiro? The CEA's president/CEO will be joining us on-stage to discuss the week that was.January 10, 2014 1:30:00 PM EST ......
05:43 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Samsung's budget Galaxy Note 3 Neo reportedly caught on camera
Remember that talk of a lower-cost Galaxy Note 3? You may be looking at the phone right now. SamMobile claims to have photos of the rumored Galaxy Note 3 Neo (aka Lite), and they show what you'd expe...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget Stage: Solidoodle CEO Sam Cervantes
In a show full of 3D printers, Solidoodle sets itself apart in one key area: affordability. The company has offered up a series of sub-$1,000 models, including, most recently, the Solidoodle 4, intro...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget Stage: Misfit Wearables CEO Sonny Vu
If CES 2014 is the year of the wearable (hint: of course it is), then Misfits Wearables' time has come. The company's Shine device is a beautiful fitness tracker -- something you wouldn't be embarras...
04:08 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Testing Reebok's Checklight head impact monitor with a human punching bag
Last year Reebok showed up to CES with the Checklight, a head-impact sensor developed in collaboration with mc10. Problem was, the company didn't really have a way to demo the preproduction version o...
03:26 pm -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Nintendo boasts 'record-setting' 16 million 3DS game sales in 2013
Nintendo's handheld business is booming right now, and the company has the stats to prove it. In its annual overview released today, the company says it sold a record-breaking 16 million 3DS games in...
11:25 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget BBC rolls out enhanced 'Red Button' features to major Smart TVs
The BBC's Connected Red Button service promised a new level of interactivity when it launched in the UK a year ago, including news and weather overlays, recommended viewing (curated by actual, real-l...
10:18 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Google update paves the way for more multiplayer games in the Play Store
Google's latest update to Play Services should keep its mobile OS developers busy for a bit, particularly if they're making games. Android's SDK now has asynchronous multiplayer baked in, the kind of...
09:27 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Ivee Sleek is a voice assistant that controls your connected home via WiFi
By this point, most of us are accustomed to being able to talk to our laptops and phones to get them to do what we want (some of the time, at least). Now, Ivee Sleek is here to give you the same cont...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget PocketQube launches a DIY micro-satellite store
Thanks to Kickstarter, we've seen all manner of projects go from someone's dream to the limelight, and the folks behind PocketQube want to keep that circle in motion. After raising the needed funds a...
07:13 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Dish withdraws $2.2 billion bid for Lightsquare's wireless spectrum
You might want to hold off on thinking of a portmanteau for Dish and Lightsquared. The satellite TV company has officially withdrawn its $2.2 billion bid for the ailing firm's wireless spectrum, desp...
05:44 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget CES 2014, Day 4: Top five must-see stories you must see
CES may almost be over, but there's still plenty to talk about at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We learned why Microsoft's presence at CES may be subtler these days, and that GoPro's obsession for...
04:19 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with the Garmin Dash Cam
Garmin rolled into this year's CES with a ton of stuff, including a brand new camera which can be mounted on your windshield. Dubbed Dash Cam, the device can take WVGA, 720p or 1080p video, and the i...
03:30 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget Eurocast
Join Dan Cooper and the usual gang of European Engadget editors as they put a bow on the second to last day of CES 2014. Hijinks, most assuredly, will ensue.January 9, 2014 11:00:00 PM EST ......
03:17 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's high-res 3,840 x 2,160 laptop should arrive by back-to-school season
And just like that, 2K screens are old news. While other companies announce laptops with 2,560 x 1,440 screens, Toshiba is doing the competition one better: the outfit is showing off a notebook with ...
03:00 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget will.i.am on changing the world one 3D printer at a time
We were skeptical, too. The trend of gadget manufacturers putting rockstars on the payroll in figurehead "creative director" roles has gotten a bit out of hand in recent years. Again, if Alicia Keys ...
02:43 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget Podcast
Join us, won't you, for the penultimate podcast of the penultimate day of CES 2014. Brian and a smattering of editors are talking to the stage to talk the Best of CES and the show thus far. ......
02:30 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget The Oculus Rift 'Crystal Cove' prototype is 2014's Best of CES winner
Virtual reality has captured the imagination of developers, consumers and businesses for decades, but most VR headsets produced so far have been notable more for their limitations than their capabili...
02:30 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Razer's Nabu smart band is your People's Choice Award Winner
No close call here: Razer's Nabu wearable accounted for nearly 50 percent of the 54,511 reader votes. We'd venture to say that Razer's promotion of its finalist selection had something to do with the...
02:30 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Presenting our Best of CES 2014 Awards winners
Curating the Best of CES Awards as an official CEA partner is not a responsibility we take lightly. Finding plenty of worthy finalists was easy, but narrowing down each category to just one winner? N...
01:42 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget ION's Road Warrior Bluetooth speaker won't fit in your bag, costs $399 (hands-on)
ION Audio took to CES 2014 to reveal a number of new products, and the Road Warrior was among them. In typical trade show fashion, we thought it was only appropriate to stop by the company's booth to...
01:17 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Fleksy keyboard brings predictive touch typing to the Galaxy Gear (video)
Fleksy has already shown that you could use its intuitive touch keyboard on a smartwatch with the Omate TrueSmart, so it only makes sense that someone saw fit to put it on Samsung's Galaxy Gear. By d...
12:53 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Huawei hops on the Android gaming bandwagon with Tron mini-console
The jury's still out on Android gaming (exhibit A: OUYA), but that's not stopping Huawei from taking a dive into that niche corner of the industry. Its Tegra 4-based Tron mini-console, announced here...
12:45 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget Stage: The Best of CES 2014 Awards
The big moment is here. We've been doing exciting interviews all week on our CES stage in the Central Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but this is really what we've all been waiting for all ...
12:43 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget One step closer to legitimacy: Bitcoin payment live on Overstock
While it's legal to pay with Bitcoin in the US, the digital currency hasn't been very useful for mainstream shoppers. However, that's changing today -- Overstock has just become the first major Ameri...
12:35 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget ZTE's modular smartphone could make part-swapping a reality within two years
Smartphones with interchangeable parts is the future... or so companies like Motorola and ZTE believe. Both manufacturers are currently working on prototypes of what's known as modular smartphones. S...
12:24 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget GoPro to launch extreme sports channel on Xbox One and 360
GoPro is about to unleash its unique brand of action sport videos on Xbox Live for both the Xbox One and 360. We asked GoPro if it had further details on when the channels would be available, but app...
12:12 am -05 - Fri, January 10, 2014
Engadget Watch Engadget's CES SuperSession featuring Pebble, Oculus, 3D Systems and Leap Motion
Welcome to CES 2015. When we were originally batting around ideas for this year's Supersession, we suggested something further off, centered around predictions about where all of this is headed in th...
11:59 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget LG sneaks a new version of its 'Laser TV' projector into CES 2014
Last year at CES, LG introduced the Cinema Beam HECTO Laser TV projection system that could produce a 100-inch screen from just a couple of feet away, and now it's showing off a new version. HECTO2 k...
11:34 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with BMW's self-parking i3
BMW's i3 was keen to show off some ConnectedDrive technology at CES in its new i3 so they trucked us -- well, i640'd -- out to Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a demo. We had a brief look at the BMW i Re...
11:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Sculpteo CEO Clment Moreau
It's set up in among a slew of hardware devices in CES' 3D printing area, but Sculpteo takes a different approach to the space, with made-to-order, cloud-based printing. This year, the French company...
11:10 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Microsoft and CES: it's complicated (not really)
CES: It's a big deal in the tech world. You know who else is a big deal? Microsoft. So when the tech giant decided to hand over the baton of hosting the event's opening keynote, ending a 12-year stre...
11:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES stage: Parrot product manager Yoni Benatar
We love us some toys, and thankfully so does Parrot. The company has wowed the audience at our stage with its AR.Drone for the past two years, and now it's time for something new. This year, the comp...
10:44 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Vine update for iOS brings exposure and focus locking
Vine's six-second videos may not allow much room for artistic expression, but the company is happy to provide a little more control. It just updated its iOS app to enable exposure and focus locking; ...
10:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES stage: Qualcomm SVP Raj Talluri
The next steps for Qualcomm? Well, if Steve Mollenkopf is to be believed, we're going to see a lot more involvement in tablets and connected cars from the company moving ahead. We'll sit down with it...
10:04 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Gartner: PC shipments have dropped 6.9 percent in Q4 2014, emerging markets to blame
Those tumbling PC shipments we've seen all year? They add up to a 6.9 percent year-over-year drop compared to 2012's Q4 numbers, according to Gartner. The group's latest totals puts PC shipments at 8...
10:04 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Gartner: PC shipments have dropped 6.9 percent in Q4 2013, emerging markets to blame
Those tumbling PC shipments we've seen all year? They add up to a 6.9 percent year-over-year drop compared to 2012's Q4 numbers, according to Gartner. The group's latest totals puts PC shipments at 8...
10:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES stage: Vuzix CEO Paul Travers
Haven't gotten your wearables fix yet at this year's CES? Good news: coming up next on the Engadget stage is an interview with Vuzix CEO Paul Travers, who will discuss the company's new Android-powere...
09:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES stage: Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan
Like you, we've always thought of Razer as a gaming hardware manufacturer. And like you, we were caught a bit off-guard when the company tossed its hat in the crowded fitness-tracking landscape. We'l...
09:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Kogan's ultra-budget 4K TV and 3G tablet arrive at CES
Kogan's name may not roll off your brain as easily as some companies we could mention, but the Australian outfit is attempting to bring premium technology to the masses with a focus on low prices. In...
09:23 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Wearable Google Helpouts streaming camera shares GoPro heritage, we go hands-on (video)
Ambarella isn't exactly a household name, but the ten-year-old company's silicon has long found its way into GoPro cams and other hardware thanks to its video compression chops and low-power tech pro...
09:05 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget These Cookoo analog smartwatches take a minimalistic approach to viewing notifications
Looking for a nice-looking smartwatch but not interested in having the kitchen sink? Cookoo's new set of analog timepieces are about as minimalistic as you can get without removing the "smart" elemen...
09:04 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Epson won't make a consumer 3D printer, but promises big, industrial ones within five years
Epson's presence at CES 2014 this year focused on its surprising push into wearables. But the company name remains almost a synonym for printers -- the two-dimensional ones at least. There are plenty...
09:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES stage: WobbleWorks CEO Maxwell Bogue
It's been quite the year for WobbleWorks. The robotics toy combo made a mint on its Kickstarter campaign for the 3Doodler, a $100 3D printing pen, and now the combo is marking CES with the announceme...
08:38 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Audi's all-digital dash for the 2015 TT and likely home for its Smart Display tablet
Audi's TT, considered by the German maker as its design icon, gets revamped for 2015 and its dash and all-digital cluster made a break from cover at CES. What's immediately apparent when you hop into...
08:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget ModiFace uses Kinect to give you a digital nose job
ModiFace has been giving women digital makeovers for a while now, with apps for iOS and Android, but now it wants them to start scrutinizing themselves in public, too. The company just announced some...
08:01 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 198 - CES Edition - 1.8.14
Brad and his team of mobile-centric pals sit down for some deep talk about feelings and, of course, smartphones. Sony has launched its Xperia Z1 Compact, which scales down size but not specs, and its...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES stage: Sling Media VP Michael Hawkey
CES is always a big show for big TVs, and this year's is certainly no exception. Coming up next, we'll be joined by Sling Media VP and General Manager Michael Hawkey to discuss the ways his company i...
07:38 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Canopy's Sensus app enhancing case hands-on
We saw Canopy and its Sensus last year at CES with what appears to be similar hardware, but really isn't. In our conversation with Sensus' VP of Software Engineering Joel Stewart this evening, he exp...
07:17 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 377 - CES Day Two - 1.8.14
The finalists for Best of CES 2014 have emerged and Terrence O'Brien, along with Sarah Silbert, kick back to review the merits of these chosen few. While it's only day two of the main event, the Enga...
07:07 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Keecker is an Android-powered robot that projects video onto your walls
Sure, you could buy a projector for your apartment, or maybe even a TV; people still use those, we're told. Or, you could get an Android-powered projector instead. Solving a problem that not many peo...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Orbotix
Like cool vehicles you can control from your smartphone? Boy have we got the company for you. Orbotix celebrated CES 2014 with the release of a new kind of Sphero. The 2B has two treads, moves fast a...
06:35 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Nokia's Lumia Black update starts rolling out worldwide (video)
Nokia knows how to start a new year properly -- it gave Americans a first shot at the Lumia Black update as 2013 came to a close, and it's starting 2014 by rolling out the software to Lumia owners ar...
06:35 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Nokia's Lumia Black update starts rolling out worldwide (update: App Folder download)
Nokia knows how to start a new year properly -- it gave Americans a first shot at the Lumia Black update as 2013 came to a close, and it's starting 2014 by rolling out the software to Lumia owners ar...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis
We were calling CES 2013 the year of 3D printing. It's pretty clear this year, however, that the 3D printing explosion hadn't even began. The number of companies representing the technology has incre...
06:06 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Gmail now lets you email Google+ users directly, still keep your email address private if you choose to
Even though the rest of the tech world is preoccupied with a little trade show in Vegas, the folks in Mountain View are still working hard. Today, Google has rolled out a nifty new feature for Gmail ...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Wacom CEO Masahiko Yamada
Wacom's been long known for offering up a different sort of tablet than the consumer models that tend to flood the CES show floor. And while the Cintiq marks a bit of an experimental step in that dir...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Formlabs co-founder Maxim Lobovsky
The 3D printing field is a big enough story at this year's show to justify its own section on the CES floor. And while plenty of companies have thrown their hats in the consumer ring, Formlabs has ta...
05:16 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Less than 6 hours left to vote for your favorite gadget of CES 2014!
If you haven't voted for your personal best of CES yet, get on it now! We have a healthy list of our own top choices, but one of our 15 Best of CES Awards will be decided by you. Head to the poll now...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Stern Pinball CEO Gary Stern
It wouldn't be Vegas without some pinball. For the second year in a row, Stern Pinball CEO Gary Stern will be hitting the stage to talk about building machines in the age of the video game.January 9, ...
04:58 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Show: Behind the Scenes at CES 2014
Can't be here with us at CES? Unfortunately we can't give you the cold morning desert air, throngs of slow-moving showgoers or the creeping convention sickness that will overtake us all by week's end...
04:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Mike Dunn
CES is always a big show for TV manufacturers, but what about the video that we'll actually be playing on those sets? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn will join us to disc...
03:32 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Snapchat responds to privacy scares by letting users unlink their phone number
Snapchat has just taken its first steps toward addressing the exploits that led to a leak of 4.6 million phone numbers late last year. Updates to its Android and iOS apps now let you opt out of linki...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Social calendar app Sunrise finally comes to iPad
Launching on iPhone in February 2013, Sunrise changed our perception of calendar apps with its ability to provide more context to daily events. By connecting to Google, iCloud, Facebook, LinkedIn and...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget 3D-printed images help the blind 'see' Hubble's photos of space (video)
The Hubble Space Telescope has produced some of the most spectacular images known to man, but there's a large segment of the population who've been unable to enjoy them: the blind. A pair of astronom...
01:05 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget WowWee's MiP revisited: the dance of the robot fairies
You might remember the MiP from such posts as Meet WowWee's MiP: A gesture and app-controlled robot with moves like Jagger and Live from the Engadget CES Stage: WowWee CTO Davin Sufer. Well, if you h...
12:40 pm -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Hot Watch about to ship to Kickstarter backers, here's the (almost) final version
The last time we saw the Hot Watch, the wristband was held together with a temporary strip of Velcro. To be sure, it was in good enough shape for us to test its voice-calling feature, but it was desp...
11:56 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung leak points to cut-down Galaxy Note 3 'Neo' with six-core CPU
If you like the idea of a big old pen-equipped Samsung handset but don't want to spend a bundle on a Galaxy Note 3, you might soon be in luck. GSM Arena has unearthed a sales document that spells out...
10:03 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Amazon offers another chance to pick up a white PlayStation Vita
Fancy a limited edition Crystal White PS Vita bundled with Assassin's Creed III Liberation for just $180? Well, sorry old bean, but you're too late. That particular deal ended ages ago and the Libera...
09:51 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung promises a 'back to basics' rethink for the Galaxy S5
Samsung has admitted that the public didn't see much difference between the Galaxy S III and S4 smartphones and said the S5 would likely pack a substantially different design. Exec Lee Young Hee told...
09:51 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung promises a 'back to basics' rethink for the Galaxy S 5
Samsung has admitted that the public didn't see much difference between the Galaxy S III and S4 smartphones and said the S5 would likely pack a substantially different design. Exec Lee Young Hee told...
08:59 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget UK travellers set to get 3G and LTE services inside the Channel Tunnel
For more than a year, the Channel Tunnel (a 32-mile mile underwater tunnel connecting England and France) was regarded as French territory, as far as the mobile industry was concerned. Three major Fr...
08:00 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget SwiftKey's predictive text input makes its way into your car stereo
It's no secret that we're pretty big fans of SwiftKey 'round these parts, but even we couldn't have predicted where it'd wind up next. Today, the keyboard app announced that its adaptive text-entry w...
07:49 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Confide is like snapchat for business, but without pictures
The written word has a nasty habit of sticking around, surfacing in hacked email accounts, accidental forwards and the on untrustworthy lips of your peers. That's why former AOL executive Jon Brod cr...
06:39 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Magellan's Echo is a remote control for your smartphone
Magellan is a company known for its GPS products, so it might surprise you to learn that its latest smartwatch doesn't contain any mapping hardware whatsoever. Instead, the Magellan Echo works more l...
05:42 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget CES 2014, Day 3: The trade show highlights they don't want you to see!
While the White House was busy extending the lifespan of the International Space Station, we were pounding the CES 2014 show floor. Sure, the Las Vegas Convention Center is packed with home automatio...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget IBM spins Jeopardy-dominating Watson robot into a billion dollar business group
Ever since it was unveiled four years ago, Watson has been the factotum of the robotics world, working a slew of gigs in hospitals, on Wall Street and the like. Now IBM's ready to give its supercompu...
04:49 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Gemini Planet Imager photographs alien worlds in just a minute
Although it has been possible to take direct photos of exoplanets for a few years, the technology involved has been low-resolution and slow -- it can take up to an hour to get a crude shot of a dimly...
04:05 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung's 105-inch curved UHD TV and 85-inch bendable screen hit retail this year
If you dug the 105-inch curved Ultra HD TV and bendable 85-inch UHD screen (above) Samsung debuted this week, we have good news. They'll both hit retail sometime in the second half of this year, acco...
03:43 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Airtame wireless dongle mirrors your computer onto any HDMI display
Here's yet another option for wirelessly mirroring your computer screen to another display, but don't worry, this one rather impressive. Airtame, the creation of a group of Danish folks, is an HDMI d...
03:20 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget WWE Network to stream choke slams 24 hours a day for $10 a month
CES isn't all about new devices. It's about programming too, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has an event of its own to announce plans for the year. Those plans include a subscription-based n...
03:00 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget Mobile Podcast
Granted, it hasn't exactly been a huge week for mobile devices, but the podcast crew still has plenty to talk about in what's been a crazy busy week all around. Join Brad Molen and the rest of the ga...
02:55 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Apple and Samsung CEOs to meet by February 19th, give peace another chance
Previous attempts by Apple and Samsung to negotiate a truce in the patent wars haven't exactly panned out, but they haven't given up hope yet. The companies' CEOs have just agreed to attend mediated ...
02:54 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Here's a smart tennis racquet that'll improve your swing
Unless you're Novak Djokovic or John McEnroe, then it's highly unlikely that you're able to take advantage of the computer-assisted coaching used by tennis pros. Like Sony, French racquet maker Babol...
02:27 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Home automation is the future and Archos knows it
Yes, this is another post about the internet of things blorg -- you know, that terrible buzz phrase for this new and actually exciting era of connected gadgets. Except this time, it's brought to you ...
02:09 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget 24 hours at CES
CES, it's a thing. A big thing. For us here at Engadget, it's kind of a big deal. For you, the gadget-loving public, it's a chance to see what the year in tech will look like. But enough about you al...
01:45 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget PulseWallet lets you pay for things using palm recognition, but only if you're a returning customer
PulseWallet is going to get a lot of attention at CES this week, thanks to its point-of-sale system that allows you to pay for things with a wave of your palm. The interesting thing, though, is that ...
01:36 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's 5-in-1 laptop concept debuts at CES with a detachable keyboard
Sure, notebook makers crow about their 2-in-1 hybrids, but Toshiba's brought something to CES that'll humble its competition: a 5-in-1 laptop. The transforming device comes with a slick magnesium all...
01:30 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget Podcast
Missed the announcement of the finalists for our first ever Best of CES? No worries, we'll be breaking down all the nominees competing for one of those really cool new 3D printed trophies.January 8, 2...
01:18 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Kickstarter ends 2013 with $480 million in funding, proof that dreams came true
Kickstarter is now a relatively mature company, but that doesn't mean that it has stopped growing -- far from it. The crowdfunding pioneer says in its year-end review that it generated $480 million i...
01:11 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget 3D Systems bestows Creative Director title on will.i.am
If Alicia Keys and BlackBerry have taught us anything, it's that music stars aren't always the best equipped to become the creative director of a tech company. In spite of her songwriting prowess, th...
01:00 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's first big update will address 'the Live experience,' expect streaming before E3
Xbox -- and Microsoft in general -- doesn't really show up for CES. It's not hard to understand why: for a big company like Microsoft, there's no point in competing with the cacophony of voices shout...
12:57 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget LifeTrak's new watch combines smartwatch, fitness tracker and ECG machine
Would you like an early clue as to the dominant trend of CES 2014? It's wearables, and, erm, more wearables. Another watch that's hoping to earn a space on your wrist is the LifeTrak Zone R415, which...
12:27 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget This is the next generation of Meta's smart watch
MetaWatch, the wearables business that was spun out of watch maker Fossil, has lingered at the periphery of the space for quite a while. Now, however, the outfit has teamed up with the legendary Noki...
12:13 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Sony's Life Space UX demo envisions projectors, screens everywhere
Among the announcements Sony dropped during Kaz Hirai's CES keynote, the Life Space UX project seemed to be most outrageous, pushing an entirely new vision for projectors. We checked out the company'...
12:13 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Archos' Smartwatches don't want to be smartphones-lite
Archos is coming at the burgeoning smartwatch space in a different way. Rather than hedge its bets on a single device offering, it's planning to release a trio of smartwatches for every end of the co...
12:00 am -05 - Thu, January 9, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Samsung Mobile App Academy scholarships
Presenting the awards for Samsung's Mobile Boot Camp was far and away one of the highlights of last year's CES stage, so naturally, when the company asked if we'd be game to give it another go, we ju...
11:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Forget gesture cameras, here's a wireless armband that senses your muscles
2013 saw the rise of gesture cameras for TVs and various smart devices, but Canadian startup Thalmic Labs thinks its MYO armband is the way forward. During our meeting at CES earlier, co-founder and ...
11:31 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Thalmic Labs' MYO armband does gesture control with muscles (video)
2013 saw the rise of gesture cameras for TVs and various smart devices, but Canadian startup Thalmic Labs thinks its MYO armband is the way forward. During our meeting at CES earlier, co-founder and ...
11:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: WowWee CTO Davin Sufer
More robots? Don't mind if we do. Davin Sufer is the CTO of WowWee, the company behind toys like Robosapien and Roboraptor. He'll be joining us on stage to discuss what the company has up its sleeve.J...
11:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget White House agrees to fund International Space Station until 2024
The International Space Station just got another lease on life. The White House has approved funding that would keep the floating lab running until "at least" 2024, as long as other countries also ch...
11:10 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Cambridge Consultants wants to make you a better basketball player through the power of technology (video)
I am a terrible basketball player. But, that should come as no surprise: I'm relatively short and a tech journalist by trade. Cambridge Consultants is confident it can improve my game, however. The c...
11:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: iRobot CEO Colin Angle
Robotic housekeepers? iRobot's got 'em. The CEO of the company behind Roomba, Scooba and a slew of other task-based 'bots is joining us to discuss his vision of the future.January 8, 2014 6:30:00 PM E...
10:45 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Hulu's original TV shows for 2014 are a mix of new series, new seasons and foreign transplants
Competing video streaming services have discovered that just like other TV options before them, original and exclusive content is one of the best way's to attract new viewers. As a result each one is...
10:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Sennheiser CEO Daniel Sennheiser
Daniel Sennheiser has one of the most familiar names in the world of audio. His family has been in the industry since the middle of the last century, and five years ago, his turn came to take over. W...
10:16 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia Icon shows up on Verizon's test site with 20-megapixel PureView camera, 2,420mAh battery
We've been seeing leaks of Nokia's upcoming Lumia 929 for a while, but this time it comes from a pretty official source: Verizon. Earlier today, the phone showed up on Verizon's test manager site und...
10:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: the EFF's Julie Samuels
Electronic Frontier Foundation staff attorney Julie Samuels has quite possibly the greatest job title in the history of job titles: The Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate Stupid Patents at EFF. She'll joi...
09:58 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget BMW's autonomous car, or how we drifted into love with a robot
BMW promised, under the banner of its ConnectedDrive platform, to demonstrate some autonomous driving at this years' CES, and wow did it deliver. Labeled as ActiveAssist, the technology describes bot...
09:47 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget LG's Pocket Photo 2 can handle your selfie prints in 60 seconds (hands-on)
From time to time, you snap a picture while on the go that deserves a bit more than just social media posting. For those more elegant snapshots, LG's Pocket Photo 2 can output 30 photos before needin...
09:38 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Here's Sharp's 85-inch 8K TV with glasses-free 3D
It's so big and bright that it wasn't hard to find inside Sharp's booth, even when surrounded by a sea of other televisions from the manufacturer. What you see above, folks, is an 85-inch, 8K glasses...
09:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Nest founder Matt Rogers
Home-automation company Nest, co-founded by Apple expats, is rethinking the staid world of home appliances, from thermostats to smoke detectors and beyond. VP of Engineering Matt Rogers will join us ...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Oculus founder Palmer Luckey
The future of wearing things on your face is here. Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be joining us on-stage to discuss the company's latest Rift prototype, internal game development and bringing his ...
08:59 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget OnTheGo Platforms is bringing gesture recognition to Google Glass apps (video)
Google Glass can hold its own when it comes to voice recognition and touch, but its current software doesn't account for gesture controls. OnTheGo Platforms, however, is looking to fix that. The folk...
08:54 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile has best quarter in 8 years, added 1.6 million net customers in Q4
In the last quarter of 2012, things were looking down for T-Mobile. The network lost over 500,000 postpaid customers, and had lost well over 2 million customers for the year overall. Now, things are ...
08:52 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile will pay your family plan's early termination fees to get you to switch
T-Mobile has just announced that it plans to end one of the last remaining barriers to get people to switch over to its network: those pesky early termination fees. At its fourth Uncarrier event at C...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Fitbit CEO James Park
Fitness hardware is once again set to be all the rage at this year's CES, and Fitbit's wrist-worn wearables continue to lead the pack. Join us as we speak with the company's co-founder James Park abo...
08:26 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from T-Mobile's Uncarrier 4.0 event at CES 2014!
Say what you will about some of the things that fly out of T-Mobile CEO John Legere's mouth, but you can't help but admire the endless energy and enthusiasm he shows for his company. The fearless exe...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Vote for your favorite gadget from CES in our People's Choice Poll!
We've announced our Best of CES 2014 finalists, and now it's time for you to cast your vote! Head here (or below) to pick your favorite from our pool of finalists -- you have until 6 PM EST tomorrow, ...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Introducing the Best of CES 2014 finalists!
CES 2014 is only just officially beginning, but the show has already been an eventful one for us. To select finalists for the Best of CES Awards, Engadget's senior editors have been pounding the pave...
07:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 379 - CES Special #1 - 1.7.14
This year's CES show floor has been inundated with 4K sets, giving Richard, Michael and some surprise guests plenty to talk about. Content is a hot topic and there's plenty of 4K sources being announ...
07:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer
There's big, there's b-i-g and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hise...
07:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget The 6.8-inch Hisense X1 smartphone is basically a tablet and it's coming to the US this summer (updated: video)
There's big, there's b-i-g and then there's "oh my god, are you [redacted] kidding me this is [redacted] BIG!" That's pretty much how we felt when we first laid our eyes and outstretched hand on Hise...
07:23 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Harman adds the Infinity One to its wireless speaker fold, partners with Linkin Park to get one step closer
The hoards of wireless speakers are guaranteed to be on display at CES. Harman' s Infinity brand has its first entry in to the group with the One. Announced today, the unit claims portable hi-fi soun...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Leap Motion CEO Michael Buckwald
In the short time since it was first announced, Leap Motion has caused us to rethink the way we interact with our PCs. CEO Michael Buckwald joins us to discuss the future of natural computer interfac...
06:50 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget France slaps Google with $204,000 fine for violating privacy laws
Google's run in with France's privacy regulator has come to a rather undignified end. After months of deliberation, the National Commission on Computing and Freedom (CNIL) today hit the search giant ...
06:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 376 - CES Day One - 1.7.14
Your host Brian Heater gets the gang back together for the inaugural 2014 CES podcast direct from the Engadget stage in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The not-so-unfamiliar guests are none other th...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Nokia head of imaging technologies Juha Alakarhu
Given Nokia's hardware focus in recent years, there are few folks at the Finnish company we'd rather chat with more than Juha Alakarhu, the smartphone maker's head of imaging technologies.January 8, ...
06:16 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget JBL's Flip 2 speaker, Synchros S400BT cans and J46BT in-ears suit all listening habits
Portable audio wares are never in short supply here at CES, and JBL is looking to do its part to maintain those levels. Adding to the fray, the company has announced a Bluetooth-enabled trio with the...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Droplr's speedy file sharing now starts at $5 per month with unlimited storage
Droplr members wondering (and worrying) about the company's switch to a pay-only service now know just how much it will cost to keep sharing files. The developer has announced that its Droplr Lite ti...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: 50 Cent
Yep, that 50 Cent. SMS Audio's CEO will be joining us on-stage for a second year in a row to discuss the latest additions to the line of headphones that bear his name.January 8, 2014 1:30:00 PM ESTFo...
05:55 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG with QNX Car 2.0 hands-on
Tucked in a corner of the massive North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center is a Mercedez-Benz CLA45 AMG wrapped in flat black vinyl. The only thing that stands out about this car are the big red...
05:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: GoPro Creative Director Brad Schmidt
GoPro's Creative Director, the man Forbes called "The Mad Billionaire," Brad Schmidt may have the coolest job description ever. He'll join us on-stage to talk about the space-defining success of his ...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Dell VP Neil Hand
Curious about recent Dell tablet plays like December's Venue 8 Pro? Wondering what the company is going for with its recent "startup" ad campaign? Good news: We've got Neil Hand, the VP of Dell's tab...
04:43 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Leak reportedly shows Nokia Normandy's Android interface
We've heard a number of rumors recently about Nokia's Normandy phone, which will supposedly ship with an Android-based operating system. Shots of the handset, with its lack of a hardware shutter trig...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Polaroid CEO Scott Hardy
The one-time king of instant photography has been looking to branch out in recent years, and this CES is no doubt a prime example. Last week, the company announced two new budget TV sets and a low-co...
03:52 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Spotify for iOS gets its promised free, shuffle-based music streaming
Spotify delivered free mobile music streaming to Android users a while back, and it's following up today with a corresponding update to its iOS app. iPhone listeners can now listen to artists or play...
03:11 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Mophie's Space Pack boosts both battery life and storage, requires a special iOS app (hands-on)
As a smartphone power-user, one of the devices that intrigued this editor the most at CES was not a huge TV or a sleek sportscar, but actually the Mophie Space Pack. It's an iPhone case that marries ...
02:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget iRing adds gesture control capability to iOS music apps (video)
This year's CES has introduced us to a number of devices that cater to specific people. That includes IK Multimedia's iRing accessory, designed for aspiring DJs who'd like to control their iOS music ...
02:24 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget iRing adds gesture-control capability to iOS music apps (video)
This year's CES has introduced us to a number of devices that cater to specific people. That includes IK Multimedia's iRing accessory, designed for aspiring DJs who'd like to control their iOS music ...
01:46 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Xbox Music for iOS now plays music offline
Xbox Music landed on iOS with a big splash, but the absence of offline playback hurt its appeal for frequent flyers and anyone else whose internet access isn't guaranteed. That won't be a problem now...
01:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget G-Series wearable tracks sports, sleep and sitting
The language on Movea's site can be a bit broad and tough to parse at times when trying to figure out exactly what the company produces. The simple answer is motion tracking, particularly as it perta...
12:29 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Neptune's Pine isn't a smartwatch, it's a smartphone that sits on your wrist
When designing a smartwatch, the general trend is to start with a basic timepiece and add features until physics or budgets get in the way. That's not the approach taken by 19-year-old Canadian Simon...
12:29 pm -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Neptune's Pine isn't a smartwatch; it's a smartphone that sits on your wrist
When designing a smartwatch, the general trend is to start with a basic timepiece and add features until physics or budgets get in the way. That's not the approach taken by 19-year-old Canadian Simon...
11:48 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Please enjoy this video of dancing drones
Listen, it's CES. We're tired, you're tired, and yet there's no end to the madness in sight. So, please, take a minute and enjoy this video from the gentleman who brought you that really amazing vide...
11:16 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Gigabyte's dual GPU Aorus gaming laptop is less than an inch thick
To impress us with a gaming laptop these days requires more than just spec-bombing, but Gigabyte's Aorus has grabbed our attention. For starters, the 17.3-inch model is a mere 0.9-inches thick and we...
10:29 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Leaked T-Mobile ad suggests it'll pay for families to leave its rivals
When T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere isn't busy getting himself kicked out of an AT&T party, he's likely putting the finishing touches to his own CES announcement. Rumors have suggested that T-Mobil...
09:29 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Kurio 7x 4G LTE tablet gives kids Verizon data on those long family drives
Sure, you can give your kids a child-friendly tablet to keep them entertained during the trip to Grandma's, but what if they want to play an online game or two? Techno Source has just introduced a ra...
07:43 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Simplicam watches your house while you're away, uses facial recognition to tell you who's home
WiFi cameras are a handy tool to keep tabs on your home, but they're really only useful if you're looking at them. Checking up on your family means pulling up an app, logging in and manually scanning...
06:58 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget JVC outs more MHL-ready in-dash receivers at CES 2014
Face it, your old car's factory stereo system isn't going to last forever - eventually, you'll need to upgrade. Luckily, JVC is here to trot out it's latest head units at CES 2014. Just like last yea...
05:47 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Origin's Genesis and Millennium PC cases take customization, expansion to new heights
Honestly, gaming PC cases are already pretty customizable and flexible, but Origin seems to think there's room for improvement. In order to accommodate as many possible configurations of components, ...
05:32 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung's 98-inch 8K TV lets us go to the mall without leaving CES
Despite announcing plans to flood the market with a number of new HD and Ultra HD TVs, Samsung still found room in its CES booth for the first 8K TV we've seen from the manufacturer. Labeled as QUHD ...
05:05 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget CES 2014, Day 2: Five signs you're at the biggest tech show on Earth
It's easy to lose track of yourself in a city as busy as Las Vegas. Between the iconic Strip, the historic downtown casinos and the international trade shows, folks have a habit of waking up without ...
04:47 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's first-person 4K camera debuts at CES, set for launch in late 2014
Wearable devices and 4K are two of the biggest trends at CES, and Panasonic has managed to make both collide. The outfit's revealed a UHD camera that folks can wear on their head with the help of a p...
04:01 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Vizio's 4K Ultra HD TVs start at $1,000 for a 50-inch set (video)
If all of the 4K -- or 8K! -- talk from CES has you jonesing for a new TV, but you're short on scratch, we've got good news. Vizio has announced pricing for its P-series of Ultra HD panels and they'l...
03:38 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget FINsix laptop adapter is tiny, yet powerful, arriving in time for summer
It's 2014, and while some of you have already upgraded to an Intel Haswell laptop, many still have to carry a bulky power adapter for the more demanding machines. Luckily, MIT spin-off FINsix has com...
03:22 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Seattle kills Gigabit Squared's fiber internet rollout before it even starts
We knew that Gigabit Squared's fiber-to-the-home rollout was facing money troubles, but it's now clear that those problems were just too much to bear. Seattle's newly elected Mayor Ed Murray tells th...
03:00 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Polar's latest wearable wants to be more than just a sports watch
When we brought you the news concerning Polar's V800 a few days ago, we were impressed that it would replace both a running watch and an activity tracker. But when we spoke to the company's represent...
02:45 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget This case turns your iPhone into a night vision camera
Thermal cameras are expensive, which is why they're mostly used by firefighters, contractors and psychotic aliens. Fortunately, that's all about to change thanks to the Flir One, which is an iPhone c...
02:30 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget HD Podcast
CES is always a big show for big TVs, and there's no reason to expect that 2014's edition will be any different -- though it may well be a bit more... curved than in past years. Join Richard Lawler a...
02:25 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's next GH mirrorless camera will record 4K video, arrive late February for under $2,000
With plenty of 4K displays in Panasonic's booth, it's appropriate the firm's finally shown off a camera in its GH line that records 4K video. The company's keeping most of the hardware's specs close ...
02:10 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Meet WowWee's MiP: A gesture and app-controlled robot with moves like Jagger
They see me rollin', they hatin'... ......
02:10 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Check out 3Doodler's upcoming accessories and swappable tips
WobbleWorks' almost finished shipping Kickstarter backers their 3Doodler 3D-printing pens, and next month, post-crowdfunding pre-orders will begin to be filled. The company announced today a US retai...
01:49 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Making Engadget's Best of CES trophies (video)
As we began putting together our awards proposal for the CEA, we knew we had to blow things out. It was important to make every aspect of the awards uniquely Engadget, with processes that embodied th...
01:47 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget OLPC shows off its two new kid-friendly tablets (hands-on)
OLPC's Giulia D'Amico swung by our CES stage a little while ago with the organization's two new tablets in tow - so, naturally, we kindly asked her to stay behind a while, so we could spend a little ...
01:41 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget AMD's Project Discovery tablet for work or play... but mostly play
Part of the goal with the energy-sipping Mullins APU and the DockPort connector is to create small devices that have the power and versatility to perform a myriad of tasks. The Project Discovery tabl...
01:41 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget AMD's Project Discovery tablet is for work and play... but mostly play
Part of the goal with the energy-sipping Mullins APU and the DockPort connector is to create small devices that have the power and versatility to perform a myriad of tasks. The Project Discovery tabl...
01:30 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: The Engadget Podcast
We're kicking off this year's Engadget CES podcast with a couple of old friends. Brian will be joined by Tim Stevens and Darren Murph to discuss the week to come.January 7, 2014 9:00:00 PM ESTFollow ...
01:24 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Tablo streaming DVR now available for pre-order, ships in February for $219
Nuvyyo promised that its internet-savvy Tablo DVR would arrive early in the new year, and it's making good on its word by launching pre-orders. You can now buy two- and four-tuner versions of the str...
01:13 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget This is the final hardware for Scanadu Scout: a real, functioning tricorder
It's been a long time coming, but a real, functioning tricorder is almost here, and we got to see the final hardware for it today at CES. Scanadu Scout is its name, and in case you aren't familiar, w...
01:12 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of January 7th: Justified, Helix and Alpha House
We're running a bit late due to CES (tripped over a curved Ultra HD TV), but there's still plenty to watch this week. The BCS National Championship dominated last night, but tonight we're focused on ...
01:09 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Here's that $500 3D scanner for the iPad
That new consumer 3D scanner we told you about a little while ago? Here it is. Well, sort of. This iSense is actually a prototype, as you can probably tell from the 3D printed mold behind the camera....
12:46 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget AMD's impossibly thin nano PC prototype sits on your TV, but don't call it a set-top box
Lets take a moment to forget the technical nonsense. Seriously. Besides, we only really know the broad strokes about Mullins, AMD's next-gen ultra-low voltage APU. Instead lets just gaze upon the tin...
12:30 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget ZTE crams a 1080p projector, a 4-inch display and an LTE hotspot in one Android-powered package (hands-on)
ZTE's Projector Hotspot is exactly what its name suggests: a 1080p projector and an LTE hotspot bundled in one highly portable box. Strangely, it even has a 4-inch touchscreen display and Android 4.2...
12:00 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget 3D Systems shows off a $500 3D scanner that clips onto your iPad
As excited as we were to play around with the Sense 3D scanner, the first-generation consumer scanner had some shortcomings. Near the top of the list was the fact that it only worked with Windows. Wh...
12:00 am -05 - Wed, January 8, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: OLPC VP Giulia D'Amico
Best known for its nonprofit wing, dedicated to bringing computing to developing nations and low-income communities, One Laptop Per Child made its first play in the consumer space with last year's XO...
11:48 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm to bet big on tablets and connected cars in 2014, says CEO-elect
At Qualcomm's CES press event, CEO-elect Steve Mollenkopf took the stage to share his optimistic -- and perhaps a slightly surprising -- vision of 2014. The exec believes that as OSes are becoming mo...
11:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget PlayStation Now actually works! (hands-on)
You'll excuse us if we didn't expect PlayStation Now to work so well. It's a game streaming service, and the history of game streaming services is littered with dead bodies. When Sony spent an unbeli...
11:44 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget PlayStation Now actually works! (update: hands-on video)
You'll excuse us if we didn't expect PlayStation Now to work so well. It's a game-streaming service, and the history of game-streaming services is littered with dead bodies. When Sony spent an unbeli...
11:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Kazuo Hirai on unifying Sony through Ultra HD and PlayStation Now (video)
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai left the theatrics at home during his opening day keynote this morning, instead choosing to focus on the company's vision of the future and his push to unify its disparate divisi...
11:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental
The company that helped invent rapid prototyping has been in the 3D printing game for nearly three decades. In recent years, 3D Systems has been making an aggressive play at the consumer market with ...
11:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Ford Sync will soon let you order pizza while on the road
Ever wish you could (safely) order pizza while driving home? You'll have that chance soon. Ford has just announced Sync AppLink support in five apps that could prove handy for many commuters, includi...
11:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Lenovo VP Dilip Bhatia
What are Lenovo's big plans for 2014? We've got the VP and general manager of the company's iconic ThinkPad business line onstage to discuss the place of the laptop and tablet in the ever-changing bu...
10:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Setting a course for the future: the best of CES past
Who remembers the CyberGenie cordless phone system from Cygnion? Truth be told: We don't either. That's understandable, though, as it came out nearly 15 years ago. While it might seem like this fairl...
10:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Scanadu CEO Walter de Brouwer
Health care devices are, once again, all the rage at this year's CES, and Scanadu's got one of the more ambitious offerings. The company's Scout device aims to be a $150 Star Trek-esque tricorder tha...
10:04 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Internal game development at Oculus VR is already happening (and yes, it involves John Carmack)
It's hard to imagine John Carmack not developing games. Sure, he signed on to Oculus Rift as Chief Technology Officer, but he's also the man who co-created such gaming classics as Doom, Quake and Wol...
10:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: AMD's Kevin Lensing
And what about the chips that power all of those shiny new devices we're seeing on the show floor here at CES? Kevin Lensing, the director of AMD's mobility product line will discuss the hardware tha...
09:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Garmin's windshield HUD prototype
We've tracked Garmin's K2 since last year at CES and this year sees a HUD concept introduced into its navigation mix. In our conversation with Garmin, it seem this in large part this system's focus i...
09:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Mad Catz' Tournament Edition Rat is lighter, faster and brighter
If you didn't have enough transforming mice in your cursor collection, Mad Catz has one more for you: the Rat TE (Tournament Edition). It's the latest in the company's line of formerly Cyborg-branded...
09:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Mad Catz's Tournament Edition Rat is lighter, faster and brighter
If you didn't have enough transforming mice in your cursor collection, Mad Catz has one more for you: the Rat TE (Tournament Edition). It's the latest in the company's line of formerly Cyborg-branded...
09:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sprint announces Virgin Mobile hotspot with Spark LTE support, adds six new markets
Most carriers shy away from offering LTE on its prepaid plans, but Sprint is diving right in by making it available on its first Virgin Mobile device. The network will take advantage of Sprint's Spar...
09:39 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Yahoo acquires Aviate to build context-sensitive Android apps
That was quick -- Aviate hasn't even finished developing its context-aware Android home screen, and it's already an acquisition target. Yahoo has announced at CES that it's buying Aviate for an undis...
09:35 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sprint's new "Framily" plan lets you share your account with 10 friends, but still bills you separately
It's a scam thrifty cellular subscribers have been pulling for years: sharing a "family plan" with a group of non-biologically related peers to save a few bucks. It works, but it's kind of a headache...
09:31 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Yahoo News Digest to offer bite-sized news for busy people
Yahoo has just announced Yahoo News Digest, an app that summarizes all the biggest news of the day into short easily consumable chunks. Developing... ......
09:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: ARM CTO Mike Muller
Mike Muller isn't just the CTO of ARM -- he's also a founder. Suffice it to say, the executive knows a thing or two about the mobile industry. We'll be picking his brain tonight at 5PM ET.January 7, ...
09:15 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget B&O's Essence allows wall-mounted music control of your wireless streaming habits (hands-on)
Here at CES 2014, Bang & Olufsen is looking to make access to tunes as soon as you get out of bed "as easy as turning on the lights." To do so, the high-end audio company has announced Essence: a...
09:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Sony President Mike Fasulo
Mike Fasulo hasn't been in his position for long, but Sony's new president/COO knows a thing or two about consumer electronics, having previously served as the company's CMO/VP. We'll grill him on wh...
08:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's CES 2014 keynote liveblog
No-one was sure what to expect when Google's Marissa Mayer took over at Yahoo, but it's clear that she wasn't there for an easy ride. In less than two years, the company has bought a clutch of other ...
08:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Oculus Rift's latest prototype features positional tracking, an OLED screen, and kills motion blur (hands-on)
The newest version of the Oculus Rift headset is another major step toward the retail version promised for some point in 2014. It takes the existing HD headset we saw at E3 2013 and swaps an LED scre...
08:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Mozilla COO Jay Sullivan
It's true that CES is primarily a hardware show and Mozilla is primarily a software company, but the team behind Firefox no doubt has plenty to discuss -- including, most likely, some hardware, too. ...
08:09 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A chip off the 3D printing block: Samsung partners with 3D Systems for custom Note 3 cases (video)
It figures that Samsung would want to take its "Create" tagline for the Note series and press on into 3D printing because: You. Customization. The endless possibilities. And all that other jargon-y i...
07:51 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Here's a $499 3D printer
After the deluge of announcements from MakerBot and 3D Systems over the past two days, it's likely going to be tough for any other 3D printing companies to cut through the noise this week at CES -- t...
07:48 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Motorola announces January 14th event in UK, hints at Moto X in the invite
UK residents that liked the Moto G, but wanted the Moto X might not have to wait long. In middle of untold CES-based emails, rants and schedule updates, Motorola tells us that it'll be holding a Lond...
07:22 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Vimeo redesigns its HTML5 player for speed and on-the-spot rentals (video)
While Vimeo was one of the first to adopt HTML5 for streaming web video, its player hasn't kept up with the times; it hasn't been very fast or powerful. That's changing with a redesigned player launc...
07:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Ford's Jim Buczkowski
As far as car companies go, Ford has always had a major presence at CES, with CEO Alan Mulally pushing technologies like Sync in his nearly annual keynote address. 2014's show is shaping up to be no ...
06:43 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget ZTE's Nubia 5s and 5s mini show off premium yet playful design (hands-on)
Aside from the Grand S II, ZTE also took the opportunity at CES to show off a couple of other handsets that have so far only made an appearance in China. Both the Nubia 5s and the 5s mini are essenti...
06:43 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget ZTE's Nubia 5s and 5s mini show off premium, yet playful design (hands-on)
Aside from the Grand S II, ZTE also took the opportunity at CES to show off a couple of other handsets that have so far only made an appearance in China. Both the Nubia 5s and the 5s mini are essenti...
06:42 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget The Audi Smart Display is a 10.2-inch Android tablet that lives in your car
The german car manufacturer just pulled the curtains back on its Audi Smart Display, a 10.2-inch Android tablet wrapped in brushed aluminum that lives in your auto. The slate is powered by an NVIDIA ...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky
Kickstarter success story Pebble was the darling of last year's CES, helping to usher in a year in which wearables were all the rage. The smartwatch maker's CEO Eric Migicovsky will be joining us to ...
06:17 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Biz Stone's Jelly answers your questions through photos and social networks (video)
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone's Jelly project has been shrouded in mystery for months. Is it a social network? A distributed computing hivemind? As it turns out, Jelly isn't anything quite so special ...
06:10 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's $30kPlus Life Space UX projector all-in-one puts a 147-inch 4K screen on any wall
You can tell the veterans from the young upstarts at CES simply by how they announce products. Simply putting a new device on stage and feeding you specs is pretty much amateur hour. (Though, it does...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel shows off a light-up smart mug, because why not?
Why not indeed? In addition to all the usual stuff (tablets, Ultrabooks, what have you), Intel's CES booth includes a tablet full of... coffee mugs. Yep, mugs. It's a bit strange, at first, to see so...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Project Christine offers a glimpse of Razer's insane future through modular computing
Razer's Project Fiona was all the talk of CES 2012 -- it married console-like controls with a tablet form factor, and packed in real computing power to boot. At the time, CEO Min-Liang Tan was cagey ...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: AT&T Mobility's Glenn Lurie
We'll be joined by AT&T Mobility's President of Emerging Enterprises and Partnerships, Glenn Lurie, the executive who helped score the carrier's exclusives on the iPhone and iPad.January 7, 2014 ...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Skullcandy's women's line of headphones are purple, flowery and covered in human skulls
We'll admit that this wasn't exactly the announcement we were expecting out of Skullcandy. The populist headphone maker is celebrating CES with the launch of a line specifically targeted at the ladie...
05:47 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony reveals Playstation Now, the new name for its Gaikai acquisition
Sony has just announced Playstation Now, a new service for PS4, Vita, PS3, tablets and smartphones based on its acquisition of streaming outfit Gaikai earlier. It represents a new subscription model ...
05:47 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget PlayStation Now streams PlayStation games to PS4, Vita, PS3, tablets and smartphones
Sony has just announced PlayStation Now, a new service for PS4, Vita, PS3, tablets, smartphones and Bravia TVs based on its acquisition of streaming outfit Gaikai. It represents a new subscription mo...
05:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's launching a new 'cloud based' TV streaming service in the US this year
SSCEA president Andrew House has announced Sony's launching its long-rumored IPTV service this year, a cloud based offering with live TV and video on-demand that personalizes itself for the viewer.Dev...
05:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's launching a new cloud based TV streaming service in the US this year
SCEA president Andrew House just announced Sony's launching its long-rumored IPTV service, as a cloud based offering with both live TV and video on-demand that personalizes itself for the viewer. Acc...
05:45 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's launching a new cloud-based TV-streaming service in the US this year
SCEA President Andrew House just announced Sony's launching its long-rumored IPTV service, as a cloud-based offering with both live TV and video on-demand that personalizes itself for the viewer. Acc...
05:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 sales hit 4.2 million as of December 28th
SCEA CEO Andrew House just took the stage during Kaz Hirai's CES 2014 keynote to announce some PS4 sales numbers: 4.2 million sold, as of December 28th. ......
05:41 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget ZTE Iconic Phablet: a ridiculous name for large-screen fans on a budget (hands-on)
Regardless of what feelings you may have towards the term "phablet," as soon as it officially becomes part of the name of a device, you know that word isn't going away any time soon. It's just double...
05:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: NVIDIA VP Ujesh Desai
NVIDIA Vice President of Corporate and Product Marketing (and self-proclaimed "avid gamer") Ujesh Desai will join us on stage to discuss the company's broadening plays in the gaming world, including ...
05:05 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A closer look at Intel's smart earbuds, which match songs to your heart rate
OK, it's not as groundbreaking as that internet-connected baby onesie, but Intel's smart earbud concept is still one of the neater items you'll find inside the company's CES booth. In brief, it's a p...
05:01 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Samsung announces a batch of sharing-focused SMART cameras, including a dual-grip beast with 60x zoom
They don't run Android, and we're not sure if they even run Tizen OS, but a lineup of new smart cameras at CES represents Sammy's best efforts to elevate point-and-shoots to a higher state of technol...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Mophie Space Pack for iPhone is a battery case with built-in storage
Mophie's line of Juice Packs and Powerstations has proven invaluable to anyone who needs their handsets to keep on ticking from dawn 'til dusk, especially at a show like CES. Now the company behind t...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sleep Number's x12 smart bed monitors your sleeping habits
CES 2014: the year the Internet of Things got very, very real. So far at the show we've seen a smart toothbrush and even a smart slow cooker, but is everybody ready for a smart bed? Sleep Number just...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: Huawei VP of External Affairs Bill Plummer
Chinese telecom company Huawei has been aggressively targeting the consumer space in recent years with Android-powered smartphones and tablets like its Ascend line. Does it have what it takes to beco...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget SMS Audio reveals three sport-friendly Carmelo Anthony signature headphones
Like to soak up some beats while out on the court? Or prefer a sonic boost to your run? Then SMS Audio's new Audio Sport, Carmelo Anthony signature collection is looking squarely at you. There are th...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget 50 Cent's SMS Audio joins the alliance with new Star Wars-themed headphones
[Cantina Band plays in the background] In a collaboration, we'll admit, we weren't expecting, 50 Cent has teamed up with Lucasfilm to release a series of Star Wars-themed headphones. Based on 50's ex...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Scosche's new heart rate armband helps you leave the smartphone at home
Forgotten about your New Years' resolutions yet? Don't worry; Scosche is announcing another fitness wearable that'll help you make up those lost days. The company is unveiling the Rhythm Smart+, an a...
05:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget 3Doodler 3D printing pen coming to Brookstone stores later this year
If the only thing standing between you and a $99 3Doodler was the ability to mull the decision over in a nearby massage chair, 2014 is your year. Wobbleworks announced today that its 3D printing pen ...
04:31 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Native Union's Jump is a charging cable with a little built-in battery
We've covered a few cool Native Union accessories before, but this one easily beats them all in terms of thoughtfulness. The Jump, which is debuting at CES, appears to be a Lightning or micro-USB cab...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Live from the Engadget CES Stage: kickoff!
Welcome to technology's biggest week of the year. Sure, we've already been working our butts off for days now, but CES doesn't officially open until those show doors do. And with them begins a week o...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Now your desktop can use Amped Wireless' WiFi gear
Amped Wireless is here in full force at CES, and while the company has previously offered up USB adapters for tablets and laptops, there's never been a card-based solution for your desktop. That's al...
04:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Kaz Hirai's CES keynote liveblog
2013 was a big year for Sony, with 4K TVs and the hotly anticipated PlayStation 4, among many other products, keeping the company in the news. So, as CES 2014 kicks off, who better to set the tone th...
04:24 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget The internet of toddlers: Intel shows off a smart baby onesie
The most crowded area of Intel's CES booth? Not the phone section, not tablets, not even two-in-ones. Nope, everyone's huddled around a desk with coffee mugs. That, and a plastic baby doll lying face...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget JVC makes its Everio camcorders rugged for 2014
If your first thought when buying a camcorder is "can it take a pounding?" then JVC's got two more options for you to consider. The company's new Everio shooters are clad in the same hard-wearing she...
03:46 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Fitbit partners with women's fashion designer Tory Burch on Flex accessories
If the wearable trend is ever going to truly take off, companies are going to have to figure out how to make people want to wear them. That means taking it a step beyond simply not being embarrassed ...
03:01 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget We're live-blogging Kaz Hirai's CES keynote, don't miss it!
It's crazy, yes, but CES 2014 is only just beginning. Though we've been on the ground for two days already, the show floor is officially opening tomorrow. To kick things off, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will ...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Eye-Fi brings its desktop receiver to Mac, announces Labs initiative for software beta testing
Have you been bummed for the last month because Eye-Fi's desktop receiver for its Mobi card was Windows-only? Well you can now rest easy: The company has just announced the Mac version of the softwar...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Korg outs two new USB audio interfaces for serious digital sounds
Most of what we tend to see from Korg involves the creation of new sounds, but the firm's just announced its new AudioGate USB DAC that promises to improve the audio files you already have. There's a...
02:31 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Snapchat hires Washington lobbyist after user database leak
For months, Snapchat ignored a security team's request to address a couple of security holes. That changed when SnapchatDB! posted users' partially obscured phone numbers, reportedly to raise awarene...
12:46 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Cyanogen will partner with OnePlus on its debut phone, the 'OnePlus One'
Ex-Oppo exec Pete Lau has just announced that his new company OnePlus will partner with Cyanogen on its first smartphone, which will be called the "OnePlus One." He and Cyanogen's Steve Kondik announ...
12:40 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A closer look at Basis' new, more comfortable fitness band (hands-on)
Basis' new fitness band, dubbed the Carbon Steel Edition, is much more comfortable than the original. And that's not just me parroting the company's marketing materials: I've been testing the origina...
12:29 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Fuhu's DreamTab line pops up at CES sporting 'Kung Fu Panda' and other DreamWorks fare
These are all still early stages pieces of hardware, so let's just get that right out of the way. Even the "most final" of the three DreamTab slates Fuhu was showing off at tonight's Pepcom event in ...
12:25 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Yuneec's hexacopter drone is a lot lighter than it looks
It's true that we had some misgivings about calling Yuneec's 13.9 pound E-Go skateboard "light," but that certainly doesn't apply here. Enticed by a PR rep's invitation to, "go ahead, pick it up," we...
12:20 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Goji Smart Lock gives you remote access to your front door starting in March
We haven't seen the smart lock since June, and in that time Goji's been getting busy. Its added three new features to the "electronic deadbolt": a proximity sensor, accelerometer and Zigbee, which al...
12:14 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A first look at Philips' TV Surround Base integrated Blu-ray and sound bar
Love Blu-ray? Kinda dig watching them with beefy sound? Then you'll love the TV Surround Base from Philips, we're sure. Made from wood, which the company claims offers better acoustics, the TV Base s...
12:10 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Yuneec's E-Go Cruiser electric skateboard is a 'light' 13.9-pounds
Sure, we've seen a number of electric skateboards out there, but we certainly won't be turning down the chance to check out one more anytime soon. According to its creators, the E-Go Cruiser is the "...
12:05 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Here's a closer look at that dual-boot Android / Windows 8.1 tablet
Remember that combo Android / Windows 8.1 tablet that we spoke about briefly, earlier today? Well, it's just dual-booted its way into our hearts here at CES. Those initial pictures weren't really all...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget TiVo prototype DVR recordings stay in the cloud, watch them anywhere on any screen
All of our favorite TV shows, accessible anywhere, anytime? That's what we can expect if the prototype DVR TiVo is showing off at CES ever actually launches. Intended as a service that your local cab...
12:00 pm -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Garmin shows off HUD concept that brings infotainment to your windshield
Garmin's been on a real heads-up display kick as of late. Back in September, the company showed off a bit of dash-mounted hardware for $150 a pop. Now the navigation giant's looking, ahem, ahead a bi...
11:50 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Budget TV maker TCL has something for everyone, including a curved 4K panel and a 'virtual-holographic' 3DTV
Here at CES 2014, it's all 4K, all the time. Budget TV maker TCL has just revealed a curved, 55-inch 4K model of its own, claiming the arc angle is the same as your retina for a "truer picture that m...
11:43 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Onewheel is a self-balancing single-wheeled electric skateboard (video)
If the idea of combining a Segway, a skateboard and a unicycle sounds like your idea of fun, you might want to check out the Onewheel. It uses gyros, accelerometers, proprietary algorithms and a sing...
11:34 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Finally, a light switch so green it doesn't need electricity
It's not very often that a light switch really catches Engadget's eye, so you know it has to be something clever to show up on our virtual pages. This particular lightbulb activation device (as demon...
11:21 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Champagne Gold HTC One pops off in Vegas, baby
We're here at CES, and what should we spy but HTC's "Champagne Gold" version of its flagship. Unlike the edition crafted for the MOBO awards, this one ditches the 18-carat shell in favor of a finish ...
11:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Nyko unveils Qi wireless charging dock, Intercooler for PS4 and a DualShock 4 controller extended battery
It's CES time, folks, and that means that Nyko's got a slew of gaming peripherals to show us all. Naturally, next-gen is the order of the day, with the reveal of an Intercooler device that attaches t...
10:57 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget BBC iPlayer tablet viewing overtakes PC for the first time
If you needed further proof tablets are affecting PC usage, the BBC has something it wants to you show you. Eight months after it first saw iPlayer viewing on tablets overtake phones, the broadcaster...
10:42 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Polaroid's budget Q8 tablet
Polaroid's not just about cameras. In fact, the company typically debuts a new tablet or two at CES. This year's no different: tonight we got a look at its latest cheapo, the Q Series slate. The Q7 g...
10:16 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Kindle for iOS updated with flashcards, notebook filters and better search
Thinking about replacing your textbooks with an iPad Air? Amazon's trying to make the transition a little better for you. The latest update to Kindle iOS app adds flashcards and improved in-book sear...
09:29 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Equil JOT nabs Evernote integration for easy scribble cataloging
Equil's JOT smartpen made its debut back in the fall, but here at CES the $150 accessory is expanding its tool set. The company has just announced that its writing utensil now plays nice with Evernot...
08:35 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget meMini's wearable camera gives you the gift of hindsight
Picture the scene: your child speaks its first words, you've just spotted a public official in a compromising position or you've just shred some phenomenal powder. Of course, unless you've had camera...
08:07 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A first glimpse at Nikon's new flagship, the D4S
Nikon told us to expect a D4S preview at it's CES booth, but this early look at the pro-grade model actually comes courtesy of our Engadget colleagues in Hong Kong. They spotted the DSLR at an offici...
08:02 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Olympus's WiFi-packing voice recorder plays nice with your smartphone
Listen, your digital voice recorder don't have to be enemies. Take the DM-901 from Olympus, for example. The new model extends an olive branch in the great voice recorder / phone wars with built-in W...
07:21 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Netgear's NeoMediacast is an Android-powered TV set-top on a stick
Most of the equipment we get from our telecom providers is nothing to get excited about, but we might make an exception for Netgear's NeoMediacast. The Android-based HDMI dongle lets providers both o...
06:58 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's Core isn't a wearable, it's a sensor (hands-on)
The Core is tiny. Thick as two sticks of gum, but twice as smart, this is Sony's renewed effort for wearables and it really couldn't look more different from the SmartWatch we saw in 2013. It's a dif...
06:53 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sceptre's showing off 4K TVs, Roku Ready displays, earbuds and pretty much everything, ever at CES
Some companies make a a big to-do over a single product, with big press events and bigger ad campaigns. And then there are those companies like Sceptre that just kind of do the shotgun thing, jamming...
06:06 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Neato Robotics' XV Essential vacuum brings affordable automation to Walmart
There's something to be said for taking the easy way out. Neato Robotics figured out how to get the price down on its well reviewed, but slightly pricey XV Signature line of autonomous vacuums, by si...
05:45 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A first look at the app for Canary's web-connected home security system
You may remember Canary, an all-seeing, all-knowing, net-connected home security system that obliterated its funding target to raise almost $2 million. Now, if we were the folks behind it, we'd be ce...
05:30 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Audi partners with AT&T to introduce in-car LTE in the US
Audi's in-car LTE capability is finally arriving from across the Atlantic aboard the upcoming 2015 A3 sedans, thanks to the carmaker's partnership with AT&T. When the vehicles, and hence the feat...
05:29 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Hyundai's second generation Blue Link tech runs custom Android, keeps you connected with Verizon
When Hyundai's latest Genesis sedan launches later this Spring, it'll have the latest version of Hyundai's Blue Link tech: voice navigation, media management and remote tech. That means unlocking you...
05:21 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget CES 2014, Day 1: You won't believe what happens next
The sun may be setting on the Las Vegas Convention Center, but that doesn't mean Engadget's gone dark. CES 2014's first day was loaded with new TV announcements, celebrity walk-offs, convertible devi...
04:50 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Canon's latest PowerShot arrives in May for $350, we go hands-on right now
You've read about the new Canon PowerShot N100, but do you really know the new little guy? It's got an adjustable rear viewing window which shows more than just the world in front of you -- it's also...
04:31 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget LG Chromebase: Handling Chrome OS on an all-in-one (video)
LG's first foray into Chrome OS is also a first for the Google operating system, debuting in an all-in-one. Not a Chromebox then, nor a Chromebook, but a Chromebase, consisting of a 21.5-inch screen ...
04:30 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Polaroid's C3 is an action camera in tiny cube form (hands-on)
We were hoping to get our hands on Polaroid's Socialmatic camera, but unfortunately the company only had the shell of a prototype on hand. Luckily, though, we found something even more interesting wh...
04:15 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with LG's smart TV running webOS (video)
Since LG informed the world that webOS is coming to 70 percent of its smart TVs this year, naturally we were keen to take it for a spin. So, when they offered to let us take it for a spin, and have D...
04:12 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Resonance charging is coming to Qi devices soon
Qi is one of the most popular wireless charging standards out there, but it's certainly not perfect -- and its limitations have been a burden that its competitors like the A4WP Rezence have taken adv...
04:11 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel partners with the fashion industry on a stylish smart bracelet
Intel knows that wearable technology will only take off if people look good wearing it, so it's taking the next logical step of working with the fashion industry. The company is collaborating with de...
04:10 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget RCA will launch budget Android Ultra HD TVs, Roku Ready 1080p versions and even curved LCDs
As predicted, CES 2014 is featuring a flood of Ultra HD televisions, and they're not all from the big names. RCA is at Digital Experience showing off a 65-inch version of its new series with 3,840 x ...
04:02 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Martian Notifier watch uses custom vibration patterns to signal what app's bugging you
Martian Watches is back at CES this year, bringing with it a new semi-smartwatch in the company's traditional timepiece style. The Martian Notifier, as it's known, is a slight departure from previous...
03:42 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Canon's latest Selphy printer adds Instagram-sized square stickers
We'll forgive you if you've never heard of Canon's Selphy printer. It's an adorable little $100 printer that, in its latest iteration, has an especially zietgeist-y new feature: square sticker printi...
03:38 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Rocki's tiny wireless speaker adapter emerges post-Kickstarter with new app compatibility
Rocki, the colorful little facetted device that turns your old sound setup into a wireless speaker system has gone from Kickstarter hopeful to fully funded. We got a change to see the little guy in a...
03:38 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Fireweb, LG's first Firefox OS handset shows up at CES
LG's first-ever Firefox OS handset has already been making the rounds in Brazil, where's it been since October. And while we haven't heard much about US availability on the Fireweb (no real surprise ...
03:36 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Ozobot is a tiny robot that uses your mobile devices as a playground
All right, we've officially figured this one out. It's definitely the sort of thing it helps to see in-person, which is why we weren't able to really do it much service the first time out. So here's ...
03:35 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget All Intel microprocessors in 2014 will be conflict-mineral free
Intel has announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors will be conflict-mineral free at its CES keynote. What's more, the chipmaker will be holding a discussion panel at its booth on Wednesd...
03:35 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget All Intel microprocessors shipped in 2014 will be conflict-mineral-free
Intel has announced that its entire 2014 line of microprocessors will be conflict-mineral free (tin, tantalum and tungsten), in its CES keynote address. Previously, the company joined the Electronic ...
03:17 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Typo case marries an iPhone 5s and a BlackBerry Q10, with Ryan Seacrest officiating (hands-on)
Why Typo, of all the names for a smartphone keyboard? The company answers the obvious question with a Wikipedia quote.A typographical error (often shortened to typo) is a mistake made in the typing p...
03:10 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel reveals its own smartwatch prototype
Intel is clearly committed to the wearable space -- in addition to smart earbuds and a smart headset, it just unveiled its own take on a smartwatch. The prototype it showed is completely independent ...
03:09 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel announces Edison, a 22nm dual core PC the size of an SD card
Four months ago, Intel unveiled its Quark SoC at IDF. Today at CES 2014, company CEO Brian Krzanich wants to introduce you to Edison, a miniature computer based on the same technology condensed into ...
03:09 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel announces Edison: a 22nm dual-core PC the size of an SD card
Four months ago, Intel unveiled its Quark SoC at IDF. Today at CES 2014, company CEO Brian Krzanich wants to introduce you to Edison, a miniature computer based on the same technology condensed into ...
03:08 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Jarvis is Intel's smart earpiece, and it takes on Google Glass without a display
The next stop on Intel's wearable train is a smart earpiece, dubbed Jarvis (hello, Iron Man). The hardware listens for voice commands and can act as your personal assistant -- and it replies, to boot...
03:06 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel unveils 'dual OS platform' that runs Android and Windows on a single device
Intel just debuted what it's calling "dual OS platform" at its CES 2014 keynote, a technology designed to run both Android and Windows on a single device. With the push of a button, the slate onstage...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Ozobot is a tiny robot that lives your on tablet, wants you play with it
The good news is that we'll be seeing Ozobot in action shortly. The bad news is that we're not entirely sure what it does or why we should want one in the meantime. Here's what we do know: It's a 1-i...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget iBaby M6 baby monitor lets you and three family members keep eyes on junior remotely
iBaby Labs' newest child monitor, the M6, with its 350-degree view and 170-degree tilt, is touted as being the most robust viewer in the market. Setup is a simple plug-and-play affair for both the de...
03:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget iRobot shows off improved Scooba mop 'bot, still not ready to tackle the Las Vegas Convention Center
Nothing particularly earth-shattering out of iRobot this CES. A couple of months after dropping a souped-up Roomba in our laps, the company's ready to do the same for its floor-mopping Scooba. iRobot...
02:57 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Intel outs smart earbuds that track your run and your heart rate
We're here at the opening CES keynoted by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and the parade of wearables has just begun. The firms' head honcho has just unveiled a pair of smart earbuds that can track your he...
02:45 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget A closer look at TCL and Hisense's Roku TVs
It's only been hours since the little black box maker introduced Roku-loaded TVs and now we're getting our first look at a few sample sets from Hisense and TCL. The sets we saw were of the 48 to 55-i...
02:18 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Nikon previews pro-grade D4S camera with faster autofocusing
The D3300 isn't the only DSLR that Nikon will show at CES. The camera maker has revealed that it will preview its next-generation flagship camera, the D4S, at its booth on the show floor. While Nikon...
02:16 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Formula E's Spark-Renault SRT_01E electric racer makes its official public debut in Las Vegas
Sure, we've already heard about Formula E's car being tested and detailed as it progresses towards its inaugural season, we haven't yet had opportunity to get cozy-like. The fledgling race series cho...
02:09 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Toshiba cares not for 4K, has an ultra-wide 5K TV ready for CES
4K? Pah, Toshiba's already working on something, you know, one better. One of our eagle-eyed readers sent in this picture of a "5K" extra-wide UHD TV on the show floor. Of course, like LG's 5K model,...
02:03 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Samsung estimates that its operating profit dropped to $7.8 billion in Q4
Samsung may have had a record-setting summer, but it wasn't able to repeat that achievement in the fall. The Korean tech giant estimates that its operating profit dropped to about 8.3 trillion won ($...
02:01 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Nikon CoolPix L830 packs an extra-stable 34x zoom for $300
It wouldn't be CES if there wasn't a cavalcade of point-and-shoot introductions, and Nikon is more than happy to do its part by launching four CoolPix cameras. The CoolPix L830 leads the pack with a ...
02:01 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Nikon's D3300 DSLR captures detailed, filter-free photos for $650
Nikon started removing optical low-pass filters on pro DSLRs, where owners are more likely to notice the extra detail, but that emphasis on super-sharp photos has been moving rapidly downrange. Today...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Origin PC's Chronos Steam Machine dual boots Windows and Steam OS, comes in standard and SLI-Editions
Want to get the most out of your living room PC gaming experience? Origin PC wants to help. Today the company announced its official Steam Machine, dubbed Origin Chronos, in two distinct flavors: sta...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Let's take a very close look at iBuyPower's $500 Steam Machine
You've already seen iBuyPower's pretty little white Steam Machine ahead of CES 2014, but now we've got one of our own and have taken far too many photos of it for you to ogle. Inside and out!The pret...
02:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget This is Alienware's Steam Machine
We all saw this coming, right? Alienware is getting in on Steam OS, and what you see above is the first Steam Machine from Dell's gaming brand. It looks surprisingly measured considering its X51 bret...
01:59 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Here are all of Valve's Steam Machines from CES 2014, in specs
Remember those Steam Machine partners we heard about? Gabe Newell just took the stage at Vavle's CES 2014 event and made them official, doling out specs for gaming rigs from Alienware, CyberPower, Gi...
01:48 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony outs its 'tiniest gadget ever made,' the Core wearable
Sony has unveiled the Core at its CES press event. This wearable will track your activities, movement and pictures you've taken using the LifeLog app, and will even suggest your own personal highligh...
01:22 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Here are all of Valve's Steam Machines from CES 2014, in pictures
Wondering what all of Valve's premier third-party Steam Machines look like? Wonder no more! We've captured images of all 13 straight from Valve's CES 2014 press event and dropped 'em into a gallery f...
01:15 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget ZTE Grand S II has a smooth look and clever customizable voice recognition (hands-on)
ZTE brought a handful of products to show off at CES 2014, and they range from your run-of-the-mill flagship to projectors and smartwatches. Leading the pack is the Grand S II, an obvious follow-up t...
01:11 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Valve still hasn't ruled out making its own Steam Machine
It looks like Valve's not totally ruling out making its own version of the retail Steam Machines that so many other PC manufacturers are making currently. During Valve's press conference this evening...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony CES 2014 press event liveblog
Sony likes to dip into all the CES waters, so expect mobile, audio and imaging news from the company. We're betting there will be plenty of big-screen TVs looking to ruin that savings nest-egg too, a...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's Cyber-shot W830 delivers 20 megapixels and 8x zoom for $120
It's tough to stand out in the realm of budget point-and-shoots, but Sony may rise (slightly) above the crowd with its new Cyber-shot W830. The compact cam refines last year's W730 with an even sharp...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's new Bravia HDTVs get a wedge-shaped redesign
Unconvinced by 4K? Don't worry, because Sony's still got your back. The company has unveiled its 2014-era HDTVs for those who, whatever the reason, aren't ready to dip a toe into the Ultra High-Defin...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's new UHD TVs are built to support Netflix in 4K when it arrives
3D? Pah. 2014 is the year that 4K makes its first grand assault upon the mainstream. Naturally, Sony is one of the names leading the charge, and is bolstering the 4K support it added to the Video Unl...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony unveils VAIO Flip 11A convertible; arrives in February for $799
It's almost as if Sony reads our laptop reviews! After testing out the VAIO Flip 15 convertible, we concluded that while the design was innovative, but didn't quite make sense for a machine that larg...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony announces Xperia Z1 compact, a smaller flagship with full-size features
At last year's CES, Sony introduced us to the Xperia Z, which would be its flagship phone for most of 2013, until the Xperia Z1 was unveiled at IFA. Here at CES 2014, Sony is giving the Z1 some compa...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony Xperia Z1S: a waterproof flagship exclusive to T-Mobile (hands-on)
For the past two years, Sony Mobile could be counted on to introduce new Xperia smartphone lines at CES -- the S and Z, specifically. Not so this year, as the company's instead offering twists on pre...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony Action Cam update brings live streaming to older cameras this summer
Existing Action Cam owners will net two of the AS100V's banner features through a software update. The most significant addition, live streaming, will enable real-time video uploads to sharing sites ...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's compact FDR-AX100 4K Handycam ships in March for $2,000 (hands-on)
Television manufacturers have been peddling 4K TVs for several years now, but just as we experienced during the early years of HD, limited content deters educated early adopters when it comes time to...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony announces Alpha 5000 with 20.1MP sensor, 180-degree display, WiFi for $600 with lens (hands-on)
Sony's NEX branding is officially no more. The Alpha 5000 is the company's first entry-level camera to drop the familiar moniker, falling instead under the higher-end Alpha lineup. Everything else ab...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's latest Action Cam sports splash-proof body, pro features for $300
Sony's targeting amateur shooters and professionals alike with its new HDR-AS100V Action Cam. For consumers, the biggest addition here is the new splash-proof body, which lets you shoot in rain or sn...
01:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Sony announces seven HD Handycam camcorders at CES, priced from $230 to $1,500
Bear with us here; Sony's announcing quite a few new Handycam models at this year's CES. At the pricier end of the spectrum, the HDR-CX900 sports a 1-inch CMOS sensor, 50 Mbps XAVC S recording, and a...
12:53 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Maingear's Spark is a tiny Steam Machine with laptop internals
Traditionally, gaming PCs aren't built with size in mind, but Valve's Steam Machine initiative has changed the game -- now these rigs are taking up residence in the living room. In fact, that's exact...
12:50 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget MakerBot unveils a digital storefront
"And here's my 'one more thing,' " Bre Prettis said with a smile, wrapping up tonight's MakerBot press conference at CES. Adding onto the company's much loved Thingiverse database, the MakerBot is of...
12:50 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget MakerBot unveils a digital storefront, lets you buy 3D models for $1 a pop
"And here's my 'one more thing,'" Bre Prettis said with a smile, wrapping up tonight's MakerBot press conference at CES. Adding onto the company's much-loved Thingiverse database, MakerBot is offerin...
12:50 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget AMD brings full-on Android to Windows through BlueStacks
BlueStacks has helped Windows users run Android apps on their PCs for a few years, but now the AMD-backed company is going a step further. The graphics titan has just announced that a new version of ...
12:43 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget MakerBot shows off a trio of new apps: Desktop, Mobile and Printshop
Yeah, the hardware was the big reveal at today's MakerBot press conference (in some cases, quite literally), but the company also had some software to show off, namely a trio of new apps. First off i...
12:39 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget ZTE's BlueWatch brings Pebble-like features to China (hands-on)
Trends rule at CES, and one of the biggest themes we've noticed before the show even officially begins is wearables. Smartwatches, HUDs/glasses and fitness trackers are popping up all over the place,...
12:34 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget MakerBot unveils the extra-large Replicator Z18 3D printer
As for hardware reveal number three at today's MakerBot press conference at CES: This one's a biggie -- quite literally. The new MakerBot Replicator Z18 is a beast of a printer. The printer can do pr...
12:26 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget MakerBot announces a new Replicator: a connected 3D printer for $2,899
You heard all about the new Replicator Mini, right? Well, MakerBot's got a new "prosumer" machine to go along with it. "We didn't call it the Replicator 3," CEO Bre Pettis explained about the device,...
12:18 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget MakerBot announces Replicator Mini 3D printer: one-touch printing for $1,375
When MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis hit the CES stage today, he was joined by three tall, somewhat ominous black boxes (along with, strangely, acoustic versions of Goo Goo Dolls and Stone Temple Pilots hits...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Epson's Pulsense fitness wearables can measure your pulses, of course (hands-on)
Epson, for better or worse, is best known for printers and projectors. However, it has been known to dabble in wearables, like its Moverio head-mounted displays, and even the occasional GPS watch. No...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget Epson introduces new Moverio glasses with head-motion tracking and camera
Everybody knows about those other smart glasses, but they're certainly not the only ones making a big fuss these days. Epson has been working on a similar product called the Moverio BT-100, for the l...
12:00 am -05 - Tue, January 7, 2014
Engadget LaCie's Culbuto is a $50 USB thumbdrive inspired by roly-poly toys
Ever wished your thumbdrive were a bit more whimsical? If so, LaCie has just announced an accessory to fill that void. The storage outfit teamed up with French designer Constance Guisset for Culbuto:...
11:41 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Take that Samsung: LG's got a 77-inch OLED TV that bends on command
Samsung's probably kicking back right now, shades on and cocktail in hand, thinking it's pretty cool with its 85-inch HDTV prototype that can transform from flat to curved on a whim. LG, however, isn...
11:41 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Take that Samsung: LG's got a 77-inch OLED UHD TV that bends on command (video)
Samsung's probably kicking back right now, shades on and cocktail in hand, thinking it's pretty cool with its 85-inch HDTV prototype that can transform from flat to curved on a whim. LG, however, isn...
11:33 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 375 - 1.2.14
Hercules has tackled the northeast with snow and delayed this broadcast, providing an eerie look at the moments just before the storm -- and by storm, we mean CES. It was a slow news cycle and heavy ...
11:31 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Gogo's in-flight WiFi network is now available in Canada
Clue's in the headline, really. ......
11:01 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget BMW unveils prototype self-driving car platform, i Remote app for Samsung Galaxy Gear and driver assistance technology
Automobile manufacturers, long laggard in the ways of technology, have been making a push in recent years to catch up with consumer expectations. BMW is one such car maker, and it's rolling out a sui...
11:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung updates its 15-inch ATIV Book 9 Ultrabook with touch, a higher-res screen and lossless audio
Samsung launched its 13-inch ATIV Book 9 Plus Ultrabook with so much fanfare that it was easy to overlook the not-so-good news: The 15-inch Series 9 wasn't getting any updates. In fact, you can still...
10:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Nuance's next-generation Dragon Assistant wants to have a conversation
Remember that partnership Intel and Nuance penned way back when? The fruits of their labor is finally here: Nuance's next-generation Dragon Assistant. The virtual assistant is designed specifically f...
10:29 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Michael Bay makes a brief, awkward appearance at Samsung's CES press conference
Michael Bay just came onstage during Samsung's big Ultra HD showcase here at CES 2014, but abruptly left the stage without announcing anything. Apparently tripped up by teleprompter issues, the direc...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Logitech rolls out full-size keyboard case for Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro
Are you already planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro or Tab Pro, but are worried that your mammoth tablet might go unprotected? Never fear, as Logitech has just unveiled a new Pro keyboard case ...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Ultra HD TVs will stream 4K video from Amazon, Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix and more
Samsung's Ultra HD TVs won't sell themselves -- they need the content to justify all those extra pixels. To that end, the Korean tech giant has just announced partnerships with companies that will de...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung shows off its 85-inch curved TV that bends with the touch of a button (video)
Somewhere to the right of Samsung's huge 105-inch UHD TV, there was something even more curious. The TV was initially switched off, but otherwise plainly labelled for all to see: "85-inch bending TV....
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Galaxy Tab Pro series comes in 12-, 10- and 8-inch sizes, but looks a little too familiar (hands-on)
Not stopping with its new productivity-centered Galaxy Note Pro, Samsung has three more tablets to launch this year. Say hello to the Galaxy Tab Pro, in 12.2-, 10.1- and 8.4-inch screen sizes. Curiou...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung announces its curved 78-inch UHD TV: runs faster, works smarter
Samsung's new curved UHD TV spans 78 inches and will be one of 10 new 4K sets hoping to convince you to make the upgrade. It'll be joined by both the 55- and 65-inch models revealed at IFA last year,...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget We just got to watch Samsung's big-ass 105-inch curved TV
Admit it: if you had the means (and the space) you'd absolutely want to own Samsung's 105-inch curved 4K television set. Unfortunately, the vast majority of our readers can meet neither of the aforem...
10:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is a gigantic tablet that promises extensive productivity (hands-on)
In much the same way that smartphones are trending towards larger screens, it appears that manufacturers like Samsung are experimenting with the same concept in the tablet realm. The company has just...
09:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung CES 2014 press event liveblog
Based on what Samsung announced at CES 2013, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect at this year's show. Namely, some mammoth (and ultra-expensive) UHD TVs, with a few high-end laptops thrown i...
09:41 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Here's a closer look at ASUS Zenfone line
At today's ASUS press conference here in Las Vegas, chairman Jonney Shih unveiled a new line of low-cost Android smartphones, dubbed Zenfones. The devices, which come in a range of 4-, 5- and 6-inche...
09:41 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Here's a closer look at ASUS' low-cost Zenfone line
At today's ASUS press conference here in Las Vegas, chairman Jonney Shih unveiled a new line of low-cost Android smartphones, dubbed Zenfones. The devices, which come in a range of 4-, 5- and 6-inche...
09:20 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Wysips Connect will make your phone a solar cell that can receive data transmitted through light waves
Remember that 90% transparent solar-cell that stumbled into our CES trailer last year? It's back, and it's got some new tricks. Wysips Connect is making its official debut on the show floor this year...
09:19 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Razer's Nabu smart band is half fitness tracker and half smart watch (video)
Try as we might, it's hard to predict what a company like Razer might do. The firm has surprised us year after year with overpowered tablets, shockingly thin gaming laptops and OLED-adorned keyboard ...
09:16 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget This is what Netflix's 4K streaming looks like
Earlier today Netflix CEO Reed Hastings jumped into LG's press conference to confirm that his company will offer the second season of House of Cards in 4K, streamed directly to Ultra HD TVs from LG a...
09:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS unveils 28-inch, $799 4K display targeting price-sensitive pros
ASUS' 31.5-inch 4K monitor may be the ideal display for many content creators, but a typical asking price over $3,000 rules it out for all but the most affluent. Much to our relief, the company is br...
08:55 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Intel unveils RealSense hardware and software line, including 3D camera module
The takeaway at today's Intel press event? All signs point to the RealSense product line -- a number of hardware and software products that "make interaction with technology simple, more natural and ...
08:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Live from Intel's CES 2014 press conference
We're here at Intel's CES press conference, and we've saved a great seat just for you (but please, sit down fast, because the guy next to us is giving us a dirty look). So, what can we expect from th...
08:44 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS PadFone Mini coming to the US for $249
ASUS is giving American tablet fans more than the PadFone X -- it just revealed at its CES event that the PadFone Mini will also be coming to the US for $249. The model reaching the US isn't quite th...
08:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS reveals the VivoTab Note 8, an 8-inch Windows tablet with Wacom pen input
ASUS' VivoTab Note 8 has been one of CES' worst-kept secrets, but we're still glad to see that it's finally official. The 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet is a direct foil for Dell's Venue 8 Pro, and includ...
08:19 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS unveils ZenFone line packing Android, Intel chips and a simple interface
It's been a while since we've seen an ASUS smartphone that wasn't meant to be used with (or as) a tablet, but the company is making up for that absence by launching the ZenFone line. The ZenFone 4, 5...
08:05 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS' Transformer Book Duet can switch between Android and Windows as a laptop or tablet
If you're looking for a dual-booting convertible but find ASUS' Transformer Book Trio a little too clever, you'll want to check out the company's just-unveiled Transformer Book Duet TD300. The 13.3-i...
08:05 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS' Transformer Book Duet can switch between Android and Windows as a laptop or tablet (update: hands-on)
If you're looking for a dual-booting convertible but find ASUS' Transformer Book Trio a little too clever, you'll want to check out the company's just-unveiled Transformer Book Duet TD300. The 13.3-i...
08:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Live from ASUS' In Search of Incredible event at CES 2014
3PM ET is the time to set your alarm for ASUS' time in the CES spotlight. The Taiwanese electronics giant is set to reveal several products, including the dual-OS laptop/tablet combo the company teas...
07:51 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Pioneer unveils NEX, its Networked Entertainment eXperience with five new in-car receivers
Pioneer's new Networked Entertainment eXperience (NEX) line of products fill the gap between its connected AppRadio set and more traditional in-car products. Pioneer's five new NEX headunits will tak...
07:42 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Dish announces streaming app for PlayStation consoles
A troop of new Joey devices wasn't the only thing Dish had up its sleeve for CES. In an effort to bring its streaming chops to game consoles, the company has just announced an app for PlayStation tha...
07:33 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Magellan's new RoadMate GPS stays relevant by including a dash cam
Dedicated GPS units may be less popular these days, but Magellan has figured out a way to justify their existence: strap a dash camera to the back. The company's upcoming RoadMate 6230T-LM DashCam ca...
07:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget 2.0 for Android is here!
You've been asking for a new version of our Android app, and we've been listening. And after months of development and testing, Engadget for Android 2.0 is finally here, just in time for you to use i...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm's AllPlay wireless streaming adds iHeartRadio, Panasonic and Altec Lansing to its list of partners
Though Qualcomm introduced the AllPlay wireless streaming technology at its Uplinq conference in San Diego four months ago, it wasn't ready for OEMs and app developers to start incorporating into the...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Mozilla kicks off Firefox OS tablet developer program, teases new ZTE phones
As it turns out, Mozilla's Panasonic smart TV deal is just the start of its Firefox OS plans for this year. The web pioneer has just unveiled a tablet developer program that will give dedicated contr...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Panasonic will bring Firefox OS to your smart TV this year
Firefox OS won't be confined to small devices for much longer. Panasonic has announced a partnership with Mozilla that will see it launch Firefox OS-powered smart TVs and other "smart screens." The d...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Pebble introduces the Steel, an all-metal smartwatch with an elegant look (video)
To say 2013 was a good year for Pebble is a huge understatement. The company started out at last year's CES showing off functional versions of its iconic smartwatch -- you know, the one that generate...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Dish launches a wireless set-top box and one that can record eight shows at once
Dish may have announced a smart TV app yesterday, but that doesn't mean it's quite done with the CES announcements. Here in Vegas, the company is showing off two more Dish set-top boxes, both of whic...
06:58 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Huawei had a pretty good 2013, wants to ship 80 million smartphones this year
At Huawei's CES press conference, executive VP Colin Giles reminisced on 2013, when the company truly embarked on moving from an ODM to a consumer-facing OEM. By the end of the year, 95% of all hands...
06:45 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget AT&T planning to launch HD Voice sometime this year
LTE-Advanced? Voice over LTE? HD Voice? This may turn out to be a solid year for AT&T's network. Alongside the announcement of the ASUS PadFone X at the company's Developer Summit, AT&T Mobil...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Amped Wireless outs WiFi extender that boosts wireless coverage up to 5,000 square feet
Amped Wireless continues to expand its wireless repertoire with a brand new 802.11 ac Wi-Fi range extender that's both powerful and compact. Dubbed the REC15A, the device offers a whopping 500 milliw...
06:28 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Panasonic ups its smart TV game with the VIERA LifePlus Screen, complete with voice and facial recognition
Panasonic's taken to the stage here at CES and has just revealed the VIERA Life+ Screen, in an effort to "redefine what a 21st Century TV should be." Televisions under this banner are kitted out with...
06:28 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ASUS brings PadFone X to AT&T with LTE-Advanced support and Voice over LTE
You can count the number of ASUS devices that have been carried by AT&T on two fingers, but the GSM network is ready to show off the duo's third collaboration. Dubbed the PadFone X, this is the f...
06:17 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Panasonic introduces Toughpad FZ-M1, a 7-inch rugged tablet
At its CES press conference today, Panasonic unveiled a new addition to its Toughpad line of rugged tablets. According to the company's North American President, Rance Poehler, the 7-inch FZ-M1 is th...
06:17 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Panasonic introduces Toughpad FZ-M1, a 7-inch rugged tablet (hands-on)
At its CES press conference today, Panasonic unveiled a new addition to its Toughpad line of rugged tablets. According to the company's North American President, Rance Poehler, the 7-inch FZ-M1 is th...
06:15 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Huawei's big Ascend Mate 2 4G can charge up your iPhone, coming to the US
Given the recent leak, Huawei's announcement of the Ascend Mate 2 4G should be no surprise to anyone. The device is essentially an LTE Cat 4 (read: 150Mbps!) refresh of its predecessor, packing a sim...
05:42 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Digital Storm's Bolt 2 is a Steam Machine, dual-boots Windows and SteamOS
Digital Storm's latest Bolt is more than the standard tower we've seen from the PC boutique company in the past-- it's a Steam Machine! Well, sort of. It's also a regular PC, with the ability to dual...
05:40 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sony CES 2014 press event liveblog
Sony likes to dip into all the CES waters, so expect mobile, audio and imaging news from the company. We're betting there will be plenty of big-screen TVs looking to ruin that savings nest-egg too, a...
05:25 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget AT&T Sponsored Data lets businesses foot the bill for consumers' wireless data use
At AT&T's Developer Summit today, the wireless operator introduced what it calls Sponsored Data, something it likens to a 1-800 number for wireless data. Sounds strange, but this new wireless dat...
05:06 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Xbox One sales in 2013 top 3 million units across 13 territories
There are approximately 3 million Xbox One owners worldwide as of the end of 2013, according to the latest numbers from Microsoft. That's up another million since mid-December, and accounts for sales...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sharp's new Blu-ray wireless player is WiSA-certified, ships this spring for $4,000
Sharp isn't only introducing an array of televisions at this year's CES. Today, the company also took the time to reveal a new Universal Player, its first to support the WiSA open standard. The SD-WH...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sharp is teasing a 3D-ready, 85-inch 8K display at CES, no glasses required
Sharp loves to show off the 8K technology it hopes to see in your living room in the future. It's no surprise, then, that the outfit is yet again using CES as a platform to tease another super, super...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sharp Aquos lineup for 2014 bears 1080p and 4K TVs, a revamped SmartCentral platform and the new QuattronPlus Series
We knew an army of TVs would be making an appearance at CES 2014. Accordingly, Sharp has just announced what we can expect out of the Aquos portfolio this year, with new hardware being introduced as ...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget LG's curved G Flex phone comes to AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile later this quarter
There's no doubt that the LG G Flex is one of the more unique Android devices we've played with recently, thanks to its curved display, self-healing back and uncanny ability to change its shape. Unti...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Grocery stores use Apple's iBeacon to remind you what you're shopping for
Many of us will occasionally forget to pick up important ingredients when visiting the grocery store, but that absent-mindedness may not be a problem for much longer. A handful of Giant Eagle and Saf...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Our 2014 CES stage schedule is here and it's awesome!
Sure, there's a certain amount of creeping dread in the lead up to CES each year. It's a sleep-deprived week spent elbowing our way through the packed halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The fo...
04:43 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Nissan reinvents London's black cab again, will launch all-electric model in 2015
When Nissan introduced us to its modern interpretation of London's black cab more than a year ago, the compact diesel was all but ready to hit the city's streets. However, the Japanese automaker deci...
04:37 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget CyberPowerPC announces customizable Steam Machines starting at $499
There will be no lack of Steam Machines at this years' CES, but CyberPowerPC beat most of the other guys to the punch by announcing a pair of models today that start at $499. Both gaming PCs (console...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Netflix confirms it will stream House of Cards in 4K this year, posts full season two trailer
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings just crashed LG's CES 2014 press conference (we're sure he was invited) to announce, officially, that House of Cards will be one of the first shows available in 4K later thi...
04:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sol Republic's new Relays in-ear buds promises to fit any ear, for any occasion
Sol Republic has just taken the wrapper off its latest in-ear headphones, which it's calling the first "cross-over" earbuds because it's designed for both fitness buffs and the everyday commuter. It ...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget LG spills price, release details on its Ultra HD, OLED (flat or curved) and webOS TVs
As usual, LG has encouraged our speculation by slowly revealing details about many of the new TVs it's bringing to CES and today during its press conference we're finding out the rest, including pric...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Toshiba enters 2014 with extra-bright 4K TVs, simpler streaming media hubs
Toshiba knows how to shine in the 4K TV space when there's a sea of competitors -- by making brighter 4K TVs, of course. Its 2014 Ultra HD TV lineup (not yet pictured) centers on 58- and 65-inch Prem...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget LG Lifeband touch and Heart Rate Monitor earphones aim to help you keep fit
Televisions aren't the only thing LG brought to CES this year -- it's lugged along a couple of wearable fitness devices, too. In fact, we've already seen one of them. The company's FuelBand competito...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Polar's latest wearable is a GPS watch and activity tracker all in one
We're big fans of Nike's Sportwatch GPS, but we do wish that the wearable would double as an activity tracker when we're not sprinting 'round the block. Polar seems to feel our pain, and has welded t...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Audience's new voice processors offer always-on listening without sacrificing battery life
We'll admit, the touchless controls on the Moto X have spoiled us. It's far too enjoyable to jolt the smartphone out of a deep slumber by speaking a keyword-based trigger phrase (for the X, it's "OK ...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Toshiba Chromebook is the company's first Chrome OS device; arrives next month for $279 (hands-on)
We already knew Toshiba was coming out with a Chrome OS device, but in the four months since Intel teased it at IDF, we haven't seen anything in the way of specs, much less product shots. That change...
03:50 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget LG CES press event liveblog
We hope you like TVs, because we have a feeling LG's got a lot of 'em to show, including huge, 4K, curved affairs that we've already seen teased by the company in the run-up to CES. That's not all, h...
03:47 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Corning's new Gorilla Glass will actively kill germs on your smartphone
Every properly-raised gorilla knows it's not enough to be tough; you also have to be hygienic. Which is surely why Corning has developed an antimicrobial form of its Gorilla Glass that inhibits the g...
03:36 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch Idol Alpha gets a champagne gold option, headed to Europe this quarter
You may recall that back at IFA, Alcatel surprised us with a prototype of its shiny OneTouch Idol Alpha. This time at CES, the company brought along a champagne gold version to tease its European lau...
03:21 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget 3D printing destination Cubify hits 2.0 with curated and branded collections
Even if it completely failed in the consumer market, 3D Systems would still be on pretty solid ground thanks to its strong industrial 3D printing presence. But that hardly means the company is going ...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Polaroid's new bridge cameras pack WiFi sharing, as much as 50x optical zoom
In addition to the quirkier parts of its CES camera lineup, Polaroid's trotting out a line of bridge shooters with a healthy helping of optical zoom capabilities. Each device in the fleet features a ...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Avegant Glyph home theater headset isn't competing with Oculus Rift (hands-on)
We've spent gobs of time with variations of Oculus VR's Rift headset -- the original duct-tape prototype, the first dev kit and even an updated HD version. We've spoken to creator Palmer Luckey sever...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Polaroid's Socialmatic camera to fuse retro style, instant prints and Android this fall
Last we heard of Polaroid's Socialmatic camera, which promises to bring back instant prints with a modern flair, it was bound for store shelves in the first quarter of 2014. Here at CES, the firm's a...
03:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Whyd's music-streaming aggregation now open to the public
It was, according to our calendars, nearly 14 months ago that we first checked out Whyd. The music service pulls songs scraped from sites like YouTube and Soundcloud, letting you build streaming play...
02:21 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Alcatel to bring world's fastest octa-core phone to Europe in Feburary
TCL's already jumped the gun by launching its Idol X+ in China last month, but the same flagship device will be heading to Europe this February under the Alcatel brand. For those who missed the news ...
02:16 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Get your CES 2014 liveblogs right here
We realize that not everyone can be at CES this year - after all, that Las Vegas Monorail only holds so many people at any one given time - but here's the next best thing. As per usual, we'll be live...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ZTE's Android-powered Projector Hotspot dishes out 1080p video and US-native LTE
We've seen some pretty clever hotspots in our day, but ZTE is determined to trump them all with its new Projector Hotspot. As the name implies, it's both a 1080p DLP projector (with HDMI and WiFi Dis...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget ZTE's 5.5-inch Grand S II lets your friends unlock the phone with their voice
After a brief tease last week, ZTE has at last revealed the Grand S II. The Android 4.3 smartphone has all the necessary ingredients of an early 2014 flagship, including a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a 2....
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget India's Micromax announces dual-boot Android/Windows 8.1 tablet
If you know Micromax at all, there's a good chance you live in India -- or maybe you've caught wind of one of those low-cost Canvas handsets. Turns out the company is the second-largest smartphone ma...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Canon's targeting new parents with VIXIA R52, R50, R500 camcorders
Your smartphone can shoot video; your tablet can shoot video; and, if you even still own one, your point-and-shoot can shoot video too. So why, then, might you pick up a mid-range camcorder? Fortunat...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Canon claims significantly improved audio quality with VIXIA Mini X camcorder
Canon's instant-sharing VIXIA Mini camcorder lineup is welcoming a new model to the family. The Mini X, which will be available alongside the existing Mini, adds a handful of enhanced audio-capture f...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Canon's app-controlled Pan Table lets you create pro-level effects for $100
We don't typically pay much attention to camera accessories, but this one's definitely piqued our interest. The Pan Table, available later this quarter from Canon, pairs with the company's Android an...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Canon unveils WiFi-equipped PowerShot SX600 HS, ELPH 340HS point-and-shoots
It's hard to get excited about an ordinary point-and-shoot after Canon just showed off its funky PowerShot N100, but if practicality's the name of the game, this new duo will have you covered. The fi...
02:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Canon PowerShot N100 sports modified design, WiFi, rear-facing camera
We weren't quite sure what to think of Canon's PowerShot N, an unusual-looking point-and-shoot with a large touchscreen and a square design that launched at last year's CES. That model didn't follow ...
01:51 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget CubePro 3D printer does up to three colors, can create basketball-sized objects
It's hard to say whether "sub-$5,000" really qualifies as consumer-level pricing. We suspect that whatever the final cost of the new CubePro ends up being when it ships in Q2, it'll be priced at "pro...
01:49 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Cube 3 3D printer brings user-friendly hardware, higher resolutions for under a grand
Like clockwork, 3D Systems is offering up a refresh to its entry level Cube line. The third iteration of the Cube line, introduced almost exactly a year after its predecessor, features a new, semi-en...
01:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Netgear's new 802.11ac WiFi range extenders laugh at walls, distances
The 802.11ac WiFi standard is a spring chicken no longer, making us curious as to why there's a lack of range extenders supporting it -- barring Amped Wireless' efforts, of course. Looking to capital...
01:27 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Nintendo forced to pay a share of every 3DS sale to another company
While Nintendo's Wii U console sales continue to frustrate, its handheld gaming business offers hope of a better future. But even as its 3DS and 3DS XL consoles continue to outsell their rivals, Nint...
01:20 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile promises better coverage after spending $2.4 billion on spectrum from Verizon
T-Mobile has just made a big move to improve its coverage by purchasing a large swath of 700MHz A-Block spectrum from Verizon for nearly $2.4 billion in cash. The UnCarrier -- which has been in a buy...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Vizio's HDTV plans for 2014 focus on Ultra HD, in sizes going all the way up to 120 inches
We took a peek at Vizio's CES 2014 booth and came away impressed with not only its current mainstream HDTV lines, but also what it's planning for the future. The current E- and M-series are rolling o...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Wilson Electronics' new 4G signal booster doesn't care about carriers
Wilson Electronics is only interested in one thing: boosting cellular signals for those starved of bars. The company's also quite fond of Vegas, and for the third year running has made the trip to CE...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Broadcom's audio SDK for the internet of things makes AirPlay easy
While many are content with the phrase "internet of things," Broadcom prefers the equally vague slogan "Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices" (WICED) to describe its platform for helpi...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Broadcom's new WiFi chips aim to keep your video streams flowing
All that hardware strewn throughout your crib is only as good as the sum of its parts. Broadcom is one of the firms bent on evolving those parts, and today at CES the company's introducing two new ch...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Vizio's Portable Smart Audio players run Android, play from built-in streaming apps
Don't call it a wireless speaker. Though Vizio's new Portable Smart Audio players are capable of streaming music over WiFi and Bluetooth, that's not how they were meant to be used. Rather, these guys...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Vizio finally intros its first Haswell PCs, with Iris Pro graphics and 802.11ac WiFi
At this point, we wouldn't be surprised if Intel used CES as an opportunity to talk up its next-generation laptop processors, due out later this year. That said, you'll still find the rare company th...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Dolby Vision imaging finally comes home this fall with Netflix and Xbox Video as partners
Dolby's TV image-enhancement tech has been in development for a long time, and today the company is finally ready to show you when and where you'll find it. What we saw in December has been graced wi...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Alcatel's 4-inch Bluetooth e-reader will offer a more portable reading experience
Alcatel doesn't just show up to trade shows with phones, it also likes to come with a handful of clever accessories (regardless of whether they're final products or just prototypes) as well. At this ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Harman integrates Google Glass into smart mirror concept, eyes safer driving with wearables
Automakers and in-car infotainment outfits have begun to make a play for Google Glass alongside vehicles and tech. Hyundai has already outed plans for using Google's headset for unlocking doors, and ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Blue Microphones looks to tackle headphone hi-fi audio woes with Mo-Fi
Blue Microphones have long been the choice of podcasters and recording pros for capturing audio both in-studio and on the go. Now, the audio outfit is looking to tackle hi-fi mobile listening with an...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Print Edition offers Chrome wireless printing, arrives next month for $150
Back in 2011, Lantronix served up its first gadget for making wireless printing from an iOS device quite easy. With a Home Edition and Office Edition under its belt as well, the outfit has taken aim ...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Garmin takes on Fitbit with Vivofit, a fitness band that nags your weight away
Garmin's been doing the workout thing for a while now in the form of those big fitness-tracking watches. In celebration, no doubt, of the many miles we'll all be walking this week in Vegas, the compa...
12:44 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget EnerPlex Jumpr Slate is the thinnest lithium polymer battery money can buy
You know what you don't want? A fat external battery. Sure, you want one with plenty of juice to recharge your myriad mobile devices, but power packs with slim profiles are preferred. And EnerPlex ha...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget With the Snapdragon 602A, Qualcomm looks to improve the connected car
In addition to announcing a version of its Snapdragon 800 processor tweaked for your home theater, Qualcomm is introducing a chip made specifically for in-car entertainment. The Snapdragon 602A, unsu...
12:30 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm's Snapdragon 802 processor is a 4K powerhouse for your TV
With 4K TVs (and content, hopefully) promising to be one of CES 2014's biggest trends, it makes sense that Qualcomm would introduce a processor tailored to handle heavy-duty streaming. The new Snapdr...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Garmin's new dash cam will record your crash, man
In the grand scheme of things, $220 might be a small price to pay when it comes to accident liability. Or $250, for that matter. In addition to the rear-facing camera it announced today, Garmin's als...
12:00 pm -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Garmin's latest GPS navigator has a backup camera for avoiding fender benders
Here's a nice feature from the sometimes staid world of in-car GPS devices. The latest from Garmin features a wireless backup camera that'll show what's behind you on its 7-inch display. The ruggediz...
11:50 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Philips' 27-inch monitor with NVIDIA's G-Sync tempts gamers with silky-smooth visuals
When NVIDIA unveiled its G-Sync tech that alleviates lag, screen tearing, and stuttering, it counted Philips among the companies that would make monitors with its secret sauce. Now that CES has rolle...
11:40 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget SteelSeries launches the Stratus, the first wireless iOS 7 gamepad
With its new gaming protocols in iOS 7, Apple opened the door for gamepads that make use of the iPhone's Lightning connector to bring assortment of inputs to iOS titles. Recognizing that not all iOS ...
11:31 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Are regular speakers too opaque? Check out the Clio
Does your speaker look a bit too, you know, speakery? ClearView's got an interesting solution in the form of the Clio, a new product unveiled today that it's deemed "the first invisible speaker." Tha...
11:10 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA certifies PCs and routers that can stream games to its Shield handheld
If you've ever tried to stream a game from a PC (or PS4) to a mobile device over WiFi, then you'll know the bandwidth requirements can be quite fussy. Attempt to remote play at 1080p and 60 frames pe...
10:55 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NPR receiver gets closed-captioned radio emergency alerts for the hearing impaired
I'll be the first to admit that I had a little trouble wrapping my brain around this one, but I think I've got it now. Sure the appeal of closed-captioned radio for the hearing impaired is clear, but...
10:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Seiki U-Vision HDMI cable promises to squeeze 4K upconversion out of 1080p video
Known for suddenly coming on the scene last year with some of the cheapest Ultra HD televisions around, Seiki is getting into the accessories game with its new U-Vision HDMI cable. The $40 HDMI cable...
09:26 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Netatmo reveals designer bracelet that helps to protect your skin from sun damage
Netatmo's adding a dash of fanciness to this year's parade of wearable announcements at CES. The firm, known for its thermostat and weather monitor, unveiled the June bracelet: a wrap around piece of...
08:37 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Google to bring Android to cars with a little help from Audi, GM, Hyundai, Honda and NVIDIA
Already with more than one billion activations on mobile and media devices, Google's Android is set to make an impact on another major industry: automobiles. Following rumors that the search giant wa...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget D-Link hits CES with portable router and charger combos, WiFi range extenders and surveillance equipment
With the exception, perhaps, of the traditional trade show flu, nothing's thicker in the air CES than overlapping WiFi signals. Phones, PCs, SmartTVs, game consoles, tablets and routers are all despe...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Fujifilm reveals the FinePix S1, a weather-ready 50x superzoom camera
Fujifilm is launching a quintet of point-and-shoots at CES, and one of them may be just the ticket for those who want both extreme zoom and weather resistance in a single camera. Its new FinePix S1 (...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Fujifilm's X100S camera now comes dressed in black
If you've been waiting for Fujifilm to release a darker-hued X100S to match the X100, wait no longer. The company has revealed the X100S Black, which does exactly what it says on the tin -- it's the ...
07:34 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Eton's rukus Xtreme and rukus II solar-powered speakers see the light of day
That pair of new solar-powered speakers from Eton that we told you about today just had their public unveiling at CES Unveiled, here at Vegas. So, you're no doubt asking, what makes the Xtreme so Xtr...
06:56 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Moneual's combo vacuum/mop 'bot does a number on marker and wine messes
It's always nice to find out that a device is more than just a press render. We caught wind of this cool combo vacuum/mop several hours ago and lo and behold, here it is in the robotic flesh. Moneual...
06:18 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Okidokeys gives you more options than you could ever possibly need to open your front door
We first got word of the Okidokeys smart lock system roughly an hour ago, and just now got a chance to see the thing in action - well, we got a chance to see it in various states of disarray on a tab...
05:31 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA seriously made a crop circle for marketing its new K1 Tegra chip
You know that new NVIDIA K1 Tegra chip? And you know that crop circle that popped up and then disappeared? Yup, that was an advertisement for the new chip. Yes, seriously. ......
05:31 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA seriously made a crop circle for marketing its new Tegra K1 chip
You know that new NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip? And you know that crop circle that popped up and then disappeared? Yup, that was an advertisement for the new chip. Yes, seriously. ......
05:27 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget LG teases webOS for most of its smart TVs, Life Band Touch with Android, iOS sync
LG has already shown quite a bit of its hand ahead of CES (105-inch curved LCD, OLEDs OLEDs and more OLEDs, Ultra HD televisions of all sizes) but with its press conference now just hours away it's s...
05:08 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA reveals second Tegra K1 with 64-bit support, dual 2.5GHz Denver CPUs
Ever since the introduction of Apple's A7 chipset on the iPhone 5s, 64-bit has become somewhat of a buzzword for manufacturers like Qualcomm, NVIDIA, Samsung and MediaTek. The former has already foll...
05:01 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget HP rolls into CES with a bunch of business PCs, including an Android-powered all-in-one
Never mind that it's CES, short for Consumer Electronics Show. Pretty much everything HP is showing off this week in Vegas is aimed at enterprise users -- or rather, the IT guys tasked with outfittin...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Jaybird's Reign fitness wearable promises to tell you when you want to work out
Because there might not be enough fitness wearables, Jaybird has announced its own wristband -- Reign. Health-centered (just like the company's recent Bluetooth headphones), we're promised activity a...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Roku renews bid for the living room with streaming-ready Roku TVs
Up until now, Roku's bid for the living room has mainly come in the form of its puck-like streaming players and sticks. These devices, priced at below $100, are a cheap way for consumers to augment e...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Jaybird's Reign fitness wearable promises to tell you when you want to work out (updated)
Because there might not be enough fitness wearables, Jaybird has announced its own wristband -- Reign. Health-centered (just like the company's recent Bluetooth headphones), we're promised activity a...
04:41 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Here's a WiFi-enabled Russian Doll that's designed to replace your Mother
When doom-mongers portend that technology is destroying human relationships, plenty of 'em will use this as exhibit one. Mother is the brainchild of Rafi Haladjian, the mind behind the Nabaztag, and ...
04:34 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA K1 chip adds Unreal Engine 4 support
The Unreal Engine's latest iteration, Unreal Engine 4, is adding support for NVIDIA's latest Tegra chip, the K1. Epic Games' ubiquitous engine powered much of last-generation games with Unreal Engine...
04:34 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA K1 chip adds Unreal Engine 4 support (update: video!)
The Unreal Engine's latest iteration, Unreal Engine 4, is adding support for NVIDIA's latest Tegra chip, the K1. Epic Games' ubiquitous engine powered much of last-generation games with Unreal Engine...
04:29 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA announces Tegra K1 with 192 cores and Kepler architecture
In what's becoming a yearly tradition, NVIDIA came to its CES press conference with tidings of its next-generation mobile processor which will begin gracing devices in 2014. The chipset maker officia...
04:21 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung ad outs Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro ahead of CES
In the days leading up to CES, there are always a few unfortunate products that are prematurely outed by banners being put up over night. In this case, the victims are Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note ...
04:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Chevrolet and OnStar announce in-car 4G LTE connectivity and curated AppShop
Chevrolet, AT&T and OnStar banded together yesterday at CES 2014 to offer us a glimpse of the heart of the Connected by OnStar 4G LTE infotainment offering: AppShop. The new service will feature ...
03:50 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget We just got to watch Samsung's big ass 105-inch curved TV
Admit it: if you had the means (and the space) you'd absolutely want to own Samsung's 105-inch curved 4K television set. Unfortunately, the vast majority of our readers can meet neither of the aforem...
03:50 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget We just got to watch Samsung's big-ass 105-inch curved TV
Admit it: if you had the means (and the space) you'd absolutely want to own Samsung's 105-inch curved 4K television set. Unfortunately, the vast majority of our readers can meet neither of the aforem...
03:41 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget How would you change Amazon's Kindle Fire HD (7-inch)?
Amazon's second-generation Kindle Fire arrived with a revamped design, excellent display and stereo sound. For all of these plus points, however, our reviewer's single objection was the same that it'...
03:25 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Square and Griffin unveil merchant case at CES, gives sellers a place to store their card readers
Need a place to put that Square card reader when you're not making the small-business bucks? Griffin has a case for that. Teaming up with Square for CES 2014, the case manufacturer has announced an i...
03:25 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Griffin launches iPhone 5 case for merchants who use Square card readers
Need a durable way to carry that Square card reader while you're raking in those small business bucks? Griffin has a case for that. Teaming up with Square for CES 2014, the case manufacturer has anno...
02:48 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Cobra Electronics demos power pack that can jump-start your car
Cobra Electronics is a big player in the automotive world, largely thanks to its line of radar detectors. What a lot of people don't know, however, is that the company has also been dabbling with pro...
02:18 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget PrioVR full-body mocap suit promises accurate motion tracking in VR gaming
Sure, Kinect's done a bang-up job of bringing full-body motion tracking closer to the mainstream, but it hasn't exactly fulfilled the dreams of futuristic gaming that Hollywood (and our imaginations)...
01:56 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sculpteo makes factory-like 3D printing much easier with its Batch Control option
If you're in need of a few 3D-printed parts for that next project or business venture, Sculpteo now has a production method to help bring home the bacon. The company has just announced 3D-printing Ba...
01:42 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Schwinn's CycleNav bike navigation system points cyclists in the right direction
When you're in a car, it's easy enough to keep an eye on your navigation without moving your hands away from the ol' 10 and 2 positions, but how do you manage your trips when you're on a bike? Enter ...
01:28 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: 2013 in review, NSA iPhone hack, live at CES 2014 and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
01:05 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Liquid Image's LTE-capable Ego LS action cam
Liquid Image revealed its 4G LTE Ego LS action cam just hours ago, so we made a dash to take a look for ourselves. In terms of size, the LS is a bit smaller than the popular GoPro cams, but there's n...
01:02 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Cat's super-rugged B100 is pretty cool for a feature phone
I know, I know, it's a feature phone. But still, pretty cool as far as these things go. Granted, though, when we played around with the Cat B100, we had to get ourselves back into that pre-smartphone...
12:57 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Eyes on with Tobii's gaming eye-tracking engine and SteelSeries prototype hardware
Tobii's getting serious about bringing eye tracking to gamers the world over. Days ago, the company announced a partnership with SteelSeries to build a new sensor bar and its EyeX engine meant to bri...
12:54 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Up to 150 Ultra HDTV announcements possible at CES
During a pre-CES briefing today, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist for the Consumer Electronics Association, said he "wouldn't be surprised to see 75 UHDTV announcements" this week. That number could b...
12:45 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Here are Valve's 12 Steam Machines partners (so far)
Valve's Steam Machines initiative is supported by a first-party box that 300 beta users have right now, but 2014 is all about third-party Steam Machines taking that reference box and running with it....
12:44 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget LG's latest 84-inch 4K TV breaks cover at CES
Sure, a 105-inch curved, ultra-widescreen TV is LG's pride and joy at CES 2014, but it's also brought a handful of flat Ultra HD televisions along for the ride. We've just laid eyes on the 84-inch va...
12:41 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung's SmartCam HD DIY security cameras do 1080p video indoors or outdoors
Just in case the NSA isn't keeping a close enough watch over everything, you can use Samsung Techwin's latest SmartCams (previously seen in 2012 and 2013) to do your own surveillance. The SmartCam se...
12:30 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Sphero's 2B smartphone-controlled toy is quick, easy to control and a lot of fun (hands-on)
We know, we know. Sometimes a poem just doesn't do it when it comes to a product announcement. Thankfully, Sphero's new budget 2B rolled into CES Unveiled just in time. The smartphone-controlled toy ...
12:28 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Wellograph is an activity tracker with good looks and fun graphs (hands-on)
One of the latest entrants to the crowded wearables market is an activity tracker that you might actually want to wear on a night out. The Wellograph, a device with a sapphire crystal display, featur...
12:22 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget A closer look at Belkin's Crock-Pot WeMo Slow Cooker (hands-on)
After light bulbs and smart outlets, Belkin is looking to tackle small appliances with its WeMo home automation line. The company just announced the Crock-Pot WeMo Slow Cooker and we've already stopp...
12:02 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Parrot's Jumping Sumo 'bot gets some pretty impressive air (video)
Oh, and Parrot's got one more thing up its sleeve at tonight's CES Unveiled event, and while this one can't actually fly, it's still pretty damn neat. The company's calling it the "Sumo," for reasons...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Parrot's MiniDrone climbs walls, rolls across the ceiling, is really, really small
Parrot's been offering up relatively small updates to its AR.Drone line each year at CES, and while the quadcopter is, without question, one of the most immediately recognizable in the space, we've b...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Seagate's Backup Plus line expands with Slim, Fast and desktop external drives for appropriately named file storage
We've been familiar with Seagate's Backup Plus line for quite some time now, and the company has just announced three new offerings under that moniker here at CES. The storage outfit has pulled the w...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget InAir Smart HDMI adapter overlays the web atop television content with a custom user interface
Televisions are no longer simply screens for viewing video content: Folks want to have the internet on them, too. SeeSpace is a startup building a device called the InAir Smart HDMI adapter that plug...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Here's a smart toothbrush that'll show you how clean your teeth are (updated)
One of the current trends in technology right now is inventors jamming wireless radios in objects that you wouldn't expect to find 'em. For instance, the HAPIfork, a smart fork that sent your eating ...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's Beacon media hub can house up to 6TB of video and photos, streams to PCs and Android devices
Lenovo makes a lot of laptops. And tablets. And a few phones. But amid its exhaustive PC range, there's also the eye-catching Beacon. Priced at $199, although lacking any storage out of the box, it t...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, January 6, 2014
Engadget Pure delves deeper into multi-room audio with higher-end Jongo and Evoke systems
Pure first set foot into the multi-room audio space at last year's CES with its frugal Jongo line; in 2014, it's targeting slightly more affluent listeners who would otherwise go for Sonos gear. Its ...
11:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Withings' latest health gadget is designed to help you sleep
If you're anything like us, then getting out of bed on a cold, dark winter's morning is akin to raising the dead. Plenty of gadgets have promised to monitor our circadian rhythms and rouse us at the ...
10:04 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Engadget is live at CES, here's who to follow on social media
Here we are, #EngadgetCES. We'll be your home for all things #CES2014, but what if you're hungry for even more tidbits of information? Never fear, the unfiltered world of social media is here. Not on...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Eton's rukus Xtreme is a solar-powered Bluetooth speaker that loves the outdoors
Eton has a bit of a thing for music plus solar power. We're not complaining though. Its latest eco-powered music machine is the rukus Xtreme, and brings potentially non-stop daytime jams to the great...
08:28 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Moneual RYDIS H68 Pro 'bot mops and sweeps at the same time
Why drop the cash for both a Roomba and Scooba when you can get a device that does it all? Of course, it's far too early to say if the RYDIS H68 Pro comes anywhere near the efficiency of either of iR...
08:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Liquid Image brings LTE to the action cam game with its new Ego LS
Snowy mountaintops and sheer dirt tracks are just a couple of locations fitting for an epic action cam segment, but they're not places you're likely to find a good WiFi connection. Without putting ex...
07:37 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Apple buys SnappyLabs to improve your high-speed iPhone photography
The iPhone 5s can already capture photos at a brisk 10 frames per second, but that apparently isn't fast enough for Apple. The company has confirmed to Recode that it has acquired SnappyLabs, a one-m...
06:52 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Evernote CEO pledges to refocus on core features and fix buggy, confusing apps
There are several people here at Engadget that might actually die (or at the very least be unemployed) if it were not for their Evernote accounts. Which makes it all the more painful when the service...
06:31 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm shows more of the Snapdragon 805's camera and pen tricks (video)
Can't make it to CES to see the Snapdragon 805 processor flex its muscles? You won't have to. Qualcomm has posted a slew of videos showing what the chip can do for photography, including automatic cl...
06:07 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Tao WellShell offers up isometric resistance, tracks fitness, rhymes
Two days before the official kickoff of CES 2014, and it already seems safe to declare this the year of the fitness device. Tao Wellness's rhyming WellShell wants to be a bit of a one-stop shop for a...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Road Warrior Bluetooth speakers plan to amp up your tailgating with 200 watts
If the average portable Bluetooth speaker doesn't pack enough audio punch for your liking, Ion's just revealed a titan that just might meet your needs. Dubbed the Road Warrior, the firm's 200-watt wi...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Road Warrior Bluetooth speaker plans to amp up your tailgating with 200 watts
If the average portable Bluetooth speaker doesn't pack enough audio punch for your liking, Ion's just revealed a titan that just might meet your needs. Dubbed the Road Warrior, the firm's 200-watt wi...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget We're live at CES 2014!
Meet our home -- or, rather, homes -- for the next eight days or so. Above you'll see our stage coming together. For the third straight year, we'll be livestreaming interviews with some of the indust...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Mission Mars One, MulchFest 2014 and a pickup truck made of ice
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.Ever wish you could just get away from it all? Mission Mar...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Griffin updates its PowerMate and StudioConnect hardware for 2014
If you think that the best part about making music is twiddling the knobs, then Griffin's CES announcements will be right up your alley. You see, the company is updating both its StudioConnect portab...
08:09 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget HTC notches second consecutive quarterly loss despite Beats sale
HTC just posted another operating loss of NT$1.56 billion ($52 million), and it could have been worse had it not just booked an $85 million profit selling its remaining share of Beats. Though the Tai...
08:09 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget HTC notches second consecutive quarterly operating loss despite Beats sale
HTC just posted another operating loss of NT$1.56 billion ($52 million), and it could have been worse had it not just booked an $85 million profit selling its remaining share of Beats. Though the Tai...
08:09 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget HTC boosted by Beats sale but notches second consecutive operating loss
HTC just posted another operating loss of NT$1.56 billion ($52 million), but managed a small net profit of NT$310 million ($10.3 million) selling its remaining shares of Beats. Though the Taiwanese c...
05:01 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Chevrolet debuts Corvette Performance Data Recorder: records audio, video and overlays telemetry (hands-on)
Chevrolet spent some time before CES showing us how it plans to offer Corvette owners a new instrument to hone their track skills: the Performance Data Recorder (PDR). The system, which was designed ...
03:48 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Untethered jailbreak for second gen Apple TVs updated, puts XBMC next to HBO Go
The folks at Firecore are working on more than just the latest version of their Infuse media player, and just delivered an updated software package for jailbreaking second generation Apple TVs (the c...
02:15 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products
We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld sma...
12:21 am -05 - Sun, January 5, 2014
Engadget LG's 105-inch UHDTV isn't coming to CES alone: flat 65-, 79-, 84- and 98-inchers on the way
Possibly concerned that merely showing off a giant 105-inch curved, ultrawidescreen (with a resolution of 5,120 x 2,160 it's being marketed as 5K) Ultra HD television wasn't enough, LG just announced...
11:33 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Xbox One exclusively debuts FX animated series 'Chozen' for some cable customers
Now that Eastbound & Down is over, the creative team behind that show is launching a new animated series on FX called Chozen. Microsoft has snagged an exclusive for the premiere episode, so owner...
08:57 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Acer's new Liquid Z5 smartphone is more expensive than it should be (hands-on)
Acer didn't just bring a couple of new tablets to Vegas this year, but something to make calls with, too. The latest addition to its Liquid range after the top-spec S2, the Z5 is very much a "value" ...
08:12 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Acer's 2014 Iconia Android tablets
Acer's been quick to make its immediate plans for the new year known, including the impending release of its refreshed Iconia Android tablets. Today the company's been kind enough to show the new sla...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: NSA spying, favorite gadgets, New Year's resolutions 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...
05:58 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate
Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it's just acquired them. "For new and existing us...
03:09 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Introducing Engadget Mini!
CES is about to start, and as usual, we'll be covering the show wall-to-wall, with liveblogs, hands-ons, news and, of course, Best of CES. One thing we'll be doing differently this year is providing ...
12:33 pm -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget This activity tracker lives in your shoe's insole
We're still several days out from CES, and we've already seen previews of a couple of fitness tracking devices. It's far, far too early to start talking overall trends for the show, but it seems pret...
08:49 am -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget FISA court reauthorizes NSA to collect call metadata (again)
Need another sign that the NSA's phone surveillance program is considered legal? The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is happy to oblige. This week FISA renewed the agencies' authority to coll...
05:53 am -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Billboard: Digital music sales decrease for the first time ever, vinyl continues to grow
It was inevitable: After years of highs and then a plateau, digital music sales saw their first decrease in 2013. Last year, digital song purchases dropped almost six percent according to a Billboard...
03:16 am -05 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: CES 2014 preview, new Acer tablets, Veronica Mars movie trailer 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 - Sat, January 4, 2014
Engadget Pandora's Android app gets an alarm clock function, right on time
There's no denying it -- many people will need extra motivation to get up at a reasonable hour after sleeping in during the holidays. It's a good thing, then, that Pandora has just given its Android ...
11:42 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Yahoo Sports for iOS adds Loops for capturing clutch catches, epic fails
Fancy making your own social media commentary during the big game? Yahoo Sports for iOS now lets you capture those monster dunks in animated GIF form. The company has officially labeled the creations...
10:56 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Netflix adds director's commentary option to House of Cards season one
You'll have to wait until Valentine's Day to get the next dose of Netflix's popular series House of Cards, but it's doling out some love early. Starting today, fans can revisit season one with option...
10:09 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget NSA wants to make a quantum computer that cracks tough encryption
While the NSA can inflitrate many secure systems without breaking a sweat, there are still some encryption methods that it just can't crack. That may not be a problem in the long term, however. The W...
09:13 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Researchers turn to Twitter in the search for time travelers
Whether or not time travel is even physically possible remains to be seen. But researchers at Michigan Technical University have already started scouring the internet for evidence that we've been vis...
08:19 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Vine truly comes to the web, with full screen TV mode
Vine certainly is taking its time fleshing out its feature set. Most surprisingly, you couldn't actually browse the short video sharing service from the comfort of your desktop browser until now. Sur...
08:11 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Corning is now ready to make 3D Gorilla Glass for wearable devices
Corning's Gorilla Glass is useful for protecting the (mostly) flat screens of smartphones, but it's not a great fit for the curvy world of wearables. The company is prepared to change with the times,...
06:59 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Wikipad breaks off controls into mobile Gamevice gamepad
In its ongoing effort to announce products people may not want long before said products are available to buy, Wikipad today unveiled its Gamevice tablet game controller. The mockup above is an examp...
06:17 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry sues Typo over its familiar-looking iPhone keyboard
If you thought Typo's iPhone keyboard looked an awful lot like the keyboard from a BlackBerry Q10, you're not alone. BlackBerry has just sued Typo in a Northern California court for alleged patent in...
06:17 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry sues Typo over its familiar-looking iPhone keyboard (update: Typo responds)
If you thought Typo's iPhone keyboard looked an awful lot like the keyboard from a BlackBerry Q10, you're not alone. BlackBerry has just sued Typo in a Northern California court for alleged patent in...
06:02 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget 3D Systems buys company behind Star Wars, Hobbit and Harry Potter models
Listen, as excited as I was to be turned into a Star Trek character, my heart has always belonged in a galaxy far, far away. So, naturally, I'm a bit excited by this morning's news that the latest co...
05:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Engadget's CES 2014 preview
CES isn't what it used to be. That's a mantra we've heard year after year. With major players like Google, Apple and Microsoft choosing to throw their own lavish product launches and specialized even...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Anki Drive update offers new upgrades and weapons for its robotic slot cars
One of the most exciting aspects of Anki Drive's robotic race cars is that much like a video game, each vehicle can be upgraded with different boosts and items over time. Now, thanks to Anki's first ...
04:40 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget BBM beta for Android gets Channels and voice chat
Android users who've enjoyed their first taste of BBM will want to visit the BlackBerry Beta Zone today. BlackBerry has just released a private beta of the messaging client that introduces promised C...
03:31 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget AT&T will give you up to $450 to leave T-Mobile
AT&T is clearly worried that T-Mobile's recent success may be coming at its own expense -- it just launched a promotion that gives T-Mobile customers up to $450 to switch to Big Blue. The deal of...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Sinister gamepad hopes to replace PC gamers' keyboards, leaves the mouse (hands-on)
Putting aside arguments over platform exclusives, graphical output and the convenience of gaming from the couch, one element separates console and PC gamers more than any other: control. Those parked...
02:31 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Tobii and SteelSeries team up to launch eye-tracking game controller
After spending the better part of a year fine-tuning its technology for Windows 8 machines, eye-tracking specialist Tobii is looking to conquer new market: gaming. With CES just days away, the Swedis...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Ford to offer free SYNC AppLink upgrade to current owners this year
Ford certainly isn't waiting until hoards of tech journos land in the Nevada desert to start breaking its CES news. The auto maker will offer SYNC AppLink as a free upgrade this year to owners of 201...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Basis intros 'Carbon Steel Edition' fitness band with improved design; old model drops to $179
By all accounts, the Basis B1 is one of the smartest fitness trackers on the market: It monitors sweat output, heat dissipation, blood flow and heart rate. And, as of a recent update, it can automati...
12:35 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Super Bowl XXVIII will be streamed for free on Fox Sports website and app
The past Super Bowl live streams have been wildly successful, so it's no surprise that fans will again be able to watch each touchdown online for the third year in a row. Fox Sports, the channel in c...
12:35 pm -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Super Bowl XLVIII will be streamed for free on Fox Sports website and app
The past Super Bowl live streams have been wildly successful, so it's no surprise that fans will again be able to watch each touchdown online for the third year in a row. Fox Sports, the channel in c...
11:28 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget DreamWorks to launch Android 'DreamTab' with original content this spring
DreamWorks certainly knows what kids want to watch, and Android tablet maker Fuhu knows a thing or two about children's tablets -- having produced the Nabi 2 Disney edition model, for instance. It lo...
10:52 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Acer announces new 7 and 7.9-inch Iconia tablets for $130 and up
Acer is known to refresh its Android tablet line-up at CES, and this year is no different. Ahead of the madness, the company has just announced new 7.9-inch and 7-inch models: the Iconia A1-830 and t...
10:52 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Acer announces new 7 and 7.9-inch Iconia tablets for $130 and up (updated)
Acer is known to refresh its Android tablet line-up at CES, and this year is no different. Ahead of the madness, the company has just announced new 7.9-inch and 7-inch models: the Iconia A1-830 and t...
10:39 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget LG's bringing Ultra HD OLED TVs in more sizes to CES, ramping up production
Last year LG and Samsung did battle with their first few commercially released OLED HDTVs, and now at CES 2014 we're moving on to round two. The curved 77-inch Ultra HD OLED shown as a concept late l...
09:56 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Acer's latest all-in-one doubles as a 27-inch touch monitor and Android PC
Perhaps the best way to regard Acer's growing range of Android "all-in-ones" is not as PC replacements, or even as giant tablets, but rather as touch-sensitive monitors that have the added benefit of...
09:24 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Wii Fit U hits retail January 10th, still won't work unless you use it
Come January 10th, Nintendo's tardy Wii Fit U will hit store shelves at a handful of price points and configurations -- all with the intent of making both you and your wallet lighter. If you missed o...
08:40 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Battlefield 4 won't get AMD-powered frame rate boost until later in January
The company known affectionately as Advanced Micro Delays has just confirmed something we already knew: the intriguing Mantle update for Battlefield 4, which promises a "significant" frame rate bonus...
07:59 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Magellan's Echo smartwatch now tracks your golf and skiing adventures
Magellan reckons that many smartwatch buyers are fitness mavens, and it's catering to that health-minded audience today with a big upgrade to its Echo Smart Sports Watch. The iOS-compatible wristwear...
06:58 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Droplr's rapid file sharing service goes pay-only
Droplr makes it easy to share files with friends, but that simplicity doesn't come cheap, it seems. The company has revealed that it will discontinue its longstanding free tier next week; after that,...
06:02 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Crowdfunded Veronica Mars movie shows off its first trailer, hits theaters March 14th
Remember the crazy year that was 2013? Among the many things we recall, expansion of the crowdfunding phenomenon is definitely one and the Kickstarter that revived Veronica Mars was a special highlig...
04:58 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget LG G Flex for AT&T, T-Mobile shows up in pictures
Just in case you haven't seen enough of LG's limber 6-inch G Flex smartphone, the bowed wonder has appeared in press shots posted by @evleaks. The pictures aren't shocking for a phone we've already h...
04:28 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget YouTube to show off lower-bandwidth 4K streaming at CES
For ultra-HD to truly take off, there needs to be a wealth of native content available -- not just displays -- and according to a GigaOM report, that could happen sooner than expected. Next week at C...
03:05 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Polaroid's Q-series Android tablets offer a taste of KitKat starting at $129
Polaroid isn't known as a technology vanguard, but it's showing a little forward thinking today with the launch of three budget tablets. The 7-inch Q7 (pictured below), 8-inch Q8 (above) and 10.1-inc...
01:52 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Hyundai's 2015 Genesis will let you lock the doors through Google Glass
Tired of reaching into your pocket just to lock your car's doors? You won't have to when Hyundai rolls out the 2015 Genesis sedan next year. The automaker plans to launch a Blue Link app for Google G...
12:49 am -05 - Fri, January 3, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Samsung Galaxy Camera 2, LG WebOS TV, ZTE BlueWatch 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, January 2, 2014
Engadget Intel CEO hints at wearable plans for CES
Want to see what Intel will do next with its extra-tiny Quark processors? You won't have to wait long. CEO Brian Krzanich tells Recode that his company is launching a full-scale assault on the wearab...
11:36 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Snapchat acknowledges hack, updated app coming that lets users opt-out of Find Friends
After a quiet couple of days, the Snapchat team has acknowledged a leak in which information for 4.6 million of its users hit the internet. SnapchatDB! posted partially-obscured phone numbers and use...
11:29 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Sensoria is bringing fitness tracking to socks March 15th
Happy 2014! If you had any doubt that the future was here, just check out these socks. It's hard to imagine we've lived through a time in which undergarments with sensors weren't the norm, isn't it? ...
10:53 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget CBS plans to stream its NFL playoff coverage online starting this weekend
CBS is giving football fans that won't be six hot wings deep and glued to a couch this Sunday a few more ways to catch its AFC coverage of the NFL playoffs. Starting January 5th, the broadcaster's on...
10:19 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Build 3D printable castles and pirate ships one cube at a time with Blokify
Alright, this is pretty neat. We suspect the responsible parties won't be mentioning the likes of Lego and Minecraft in its press material, so we'll have to do it in this post. The conceit here is pr...
09:47 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Surface Pro 2 tablet gets a quiet speed bump to 1.9GHz
Sometime, it pays to avoid the bleeding edge of technology. Microsoft has confirmed to The Verge that newer Surface Pro 2 tablets are shipping with a faster 1.9GHz Core i5 inside instead of the 1.6GH...
09:03 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget ZTE comes to CES with voice-savvy Grand S II smartphone, fitness-ready BlueWatch
ZTE clearly wants to make its presence felt at CES this year; it's coming to the show with no less than seven devices. The Grand S II headlines the pack as the company's first smartphone with "high-p...
08:28 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Polaroid debuting $1,000 4K TV at CES
Polaroid's been struggling with a bit of an identity crisis since the halcyon days of instant photography. Did you know, for example, that the company's been putting its name on TVs? Polaroid's celeb...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live today at 3:30PM ET!
Hercules may be bearing down on the Northeast as we speak, but we've never let something as small as a giant snow storm derail the machine that is the Engadget Podcast. CES on the other hand, is anot...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Bye, bye, BlackBerry: Alicia Keys out as Global Creative Director come January 30th
This girl was fired. ......
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Moto G comes to Boost Mobile prepaid plans for as low as $100
Motorola is starting off the new year right. Yesterday we got word that the Moto G is coming to Verizon as a $100 prepaid device, and today Boost Mobile announced that it's also going to be selling t...
06:30 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Amped Wireless outdoes itself with a new router and extender pairing
It's 2014, which means that it's high time that Amped Wireless showed off the WiFi hardware that'll be arriving through the rest of the year. This time out, the company is announcing a router and ran...
05:35 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Archos debuting two 4G smartphones at CES, priced at $200 and $250
It's not all smartwatches and weather stations for Archos this year at CES. The company may be diversifying its portfolio a bit at the show, but it's still got its hands in some tried and true catego...
05:02 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Mozilla's Firefox app for Windows 8 delayed again until mid-March
Though Windows 8 has now been out for a year and change, there's still no Firefox browser dedicated to its tile-y interface. That situation's not improving, as Mozilla has just announced that its 'Me...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung unveils Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30 with NFC photo sharing (hands-on)
Samsung isn't waiting until CES starts to spill the beans on its camera lineup. The company has just revealed the Galaxy Camera 2 and NX30, both of which center around an NFC-based "Tag & Go" sha...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Tune into our Google Hangout with the CEA's Gary Shapiro, happening at 11:30 AM EST!
Now that we've set foot into 2014, the final countdown to CES in on. There's plenty to look forward to, from anticipated announcements from LG and Samsung to the official Best of CES Awards, which we...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part Two
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The last Switched On introduced the 2013 Switchie Awards for TV, PC and gaming products. This time, we'll take a look ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Soundfreaq unveils its range of Bluetooth speakers for 2014
Soundfreaq may not have bothered with a spell-check, but the company clearly made some effort creating its latest gear with a pair of Bluetooth speakers and a refreshed version of its alarm clock. Th...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Lenovo launches LTE-flavored Vibe Z and affordable A859 worldwide
Sometimes Lenovo is ahead of the curve: It was first to market with Intel's mobile chips for two years in a row. When it comes to LTE, though, the company has been sadly trailing; it's only just gett...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Lenovo launches the Vibe Z, its first LTE phone, plus three other handsets
Sometimes Lenovo is ahead of the curve: It was first to market with Intel's mobile chips for two years in a row. When it comes to LTE, though, the company has been sadly trailing; it's only just gett...
11:27 am -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget ASUS user manual confirms VivoTab Note 8 Windows tablet
ASUS has just verified that a VivoTab Note 8 slate is imminent after it published the manual on its own site. It confirms what we saw earlier at the FCC and via other leaks: the Windows 8.1 device wi...
09:04 am -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Leak shows LG's radical new interface for its webOS Smart TVs
LG's rumored webOS Smart TV is tipped to arrive at CES in the coming days, but that hasn't stopped intrepid leaker @evleaks from giving us what could be an early preview of its next connected set. In...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi Concept is powered by a roof panel, rolls to CES next week
The tech inside green vehicles continues to improve, Ford has just announced a concept looks to push it even further. The US auto maker has outed the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept: a vehicle that packs ...
02:00 am -05 - Thu, January 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung reveals new wireless streaming speaker, home theater system, portable stereo and two TV soundbars
Clearly Sonos, Samsung's been peeking at your Play:1 playbook. After introducing the Shape wireless streaming audio system and the M7 speaker mere months ago, the Korean company is now ready to revea...
11:58 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Watch an ultrasonic array move objects in 3D space (video)
Ultrasonic levitation has been possible for awhile, but it's not very practical when objects must typically hover along a single axis. University of Tokyo researchers Yoichi Ochiai, Takayuki Hoshi an...
09:46 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Plex website relaunches as Plex.tv, one-stop home for all of its media streaming abilities
Plex has grown rapidly over the last few years and its increased focus as a cloud service for your pictures, videos and music has resulted in a relaunching of the main website. Now hosted at Plex.tv,...
08:01 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 050 New Years Edition - 1.1.14
Daniel Cooper switches holiday hats this week, opting to channel Jools Holland for a Hootenanny-style New Years edition. He's joined by Matt Brian and Sharif Sakr for a bit of prognostication, siftin...
07:00 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget We'll be talking CES 2014 with Gary Shapiro tomorrow, catch our Google Hangout here!
With a new year comes a giant trade show just around the corner; CES 2014 is less than a week away! In anticipation of the excitement to come, our very own Marc Perton will be hopping on a Google Han...
06:14 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Moto G for Verizon now on sale at Best Buy for $100 contract-free
When Motorola said that a CDMA version of the Moto G would reach the US in January, it was being overly cautious. Best Buy has confirmed that it's already selling the Verizon edition of the budget sm...
06:14 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Moto G for Verizon now on sale at Best Buy for $100 contract-free (update: Verizon launch details)
When Motorola said that a CDMA version of the Moto G would reach the US in January, it was being overly cautious. Best Buy has confirmed that it's already selling the Verizon edition of the budget sm...
04:30 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Switched On: The 2013 Switchies, Part One
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.It's that special time of year between holiday sales and the pre-CES hype cycle that presents an opportunity to consid...
02:44 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Motorola's New Year's resolution is to sell more smartphones, drops unlocked Moto X to $400
It's no secret that Motorola's flagship Moto X hasn't been a tremendous hit with consumers, and with considerable inventory likely building up, it's time to move some product. Google's smartphone arm...
01:57 pm -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Bump and Flock file sharing apps shut down this month as devs focus on Google projects
Google acquired Bump -- developer of an NFC-like file sharing app with the same name and a photo sharing service called Flock -- back in September, and both projects will shut down January 31st. CEO ...
11:09 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget US judge rules warrantless gadget searches at the border aren't unconstitutional
A United States district judge has ruled that gadget searches upon crossing into the US aren't a breach of the First and Fourth Amendments. In 2010, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawye...
04:29 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Snapchat user info database leaks, claims to hold most numbers and usernames
Last week security researchers published a way to skim Snapchat's full database, and it appears someone did it before the vulnerability was addressed. A website called SnapchatDB! has appeared postin...
04:29 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Snapchat user info database leak claims to contain 4.6 million phone numbers and usernames
Last week security researchers published a way to skim Snapchat's full database, and it appears someone did it before the vulnerability was addressed. A website called SnapchatDB! has appeared postin...
04:29 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Snapchat database leak claims to contain 4.6 million phone numbers and usernames
Last week security researchers published a way to skim Snapchat's full database, and it appears someone did it before the vulnerability -- which, according to those researchers had been known for mon...
02:14 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new TV remote for 2014 is 80 percent smaller, has touch, voice and gesture control
Samsung couldn't wait for CES to start leaking information about its new HDTVs, starting with the remote. After rolling out larger and larger contraptions over the years with more buttons (on both si...
02:14 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new TV remote for 2014 has a new pebble shape, 80 percent smaller touchpad
Samsung couldn't wait for CES to start leaking information about its new HDTVs, starting with the remote. After rolling out larger and larger contraptions over the years with more buttons (on both si...
12:56 am -05 - Wed, January 1, 2014
Engadget Netflix is testing multiple new subscription plans, like 3 streams for $9.99
Netflix likes to run small tests of features and packages before it offers them widely (like its new unified UI), and that includes the "1 SD stream for $6.99" some have started seeing recently. Anot...
11:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Daily Roundup: NSA iPhone malware, Mac Pro teardown, this year in reviews 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...
10:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Dell portrays itself as a feisty startup in its first ad after going private (video)
Now that Dell is once again a private company, it's trying to shake off its reputation as a member of the status quo. Appropriately, the PC builder just unveiled a new TV ad that suggests it has all ...
09:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Want to stream ABC shows the day after they air? Better get cable
As the legions of cord cutters continue to grow, companies are looking for any way to keep customers tied to their increasingly archaic (and offensively priced) pay TV subscriptions. ABC is just the ...
08:29 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Leak hints Google may shut down its Schemer goal sharing service
We can't blame you if you haven't heard of Google's Schemer; the goal sharing service launched at the end of 2011, but it hasn't received much publicity (or traffic) since. Accordingly, the crew in M...
08:01 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Sony's first PlayStation 4 ad for Japan teases the Japanese with everyone's joy
Japan, you'll get the PlayStation 4 soon. Promise. For now, look at everyone else enjoying it. Don't they look happy? That could be you on February 22nd! ......
07:40 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Google wants to make your mundane conversations into quirky online comics
Deep down, we'd all like to believe our text-based interactions are worthy of Calvin & Hobbes-style witticisms. They're not and you know it, but does Google? No matter, because the tech giant was...
07:03 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Sony launches dedicated Xperia Z Ultra cases for QX lens cameras
Though Sony's crazy QX10 and QX100 lens cameras can attach to most smartphones, the company naturally favored its own Xperia Z and Z1 handsets by creating custom cases for those devices. Now it's doi...
06:30 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget 10 tech non-profits worth donating to before 2014
Granted, the holidays didn't exactly leave us flush with cash, but as every charity we've ever contributed to has reminded us via e-mail over the past couple of days, the year is drawing to an end, w...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Snapdragon 805's desktop-class mobile graphics chops in action (video)
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chip is still pretty dang new, but the company's already churned out a follow-up: the Snapdragon 805, a so-called Ultra HD processor. Like the 800, this version is a Krait-b...
05:43 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Microsoft reportedly talking to Sony about Windows Phone launch in 2014
Microsoft only has a few key Windows Phone partners under its belt, but it may be expanding the ecosystem very shortly -- The Information hears from sources that Redmond is once again in talks to lau...
05:12 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Apple claims it 'has never worked with the NSA' to create backdoors in any of its products
While it may feel we're more at the stage where we're counting the parts of our digital lives that the NSA can't access, the revelation yesterday that the agency had relatively deep access to iPhones...
05:02 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Insert Coin: 2013's top 10 crowdfunding projects
An underwater drone that you can control with your tablet or smartphone from up to 300 feet away. Reckon that's worth a pledge of around $200? Plenty of you did, because Ziphius is now a very real th...
03:20 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Mac Pro teardown reveals simple repair process and upgradeable CPU
The new Mac Pro's highly customized design may look like it's a pain to fix, but don't be fooled -- it's friendlier than you think. An iFixit teardown of the workstation has revealed that it's easy t...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget The year in reviews: 2013's best and worst gadgets scored and scrutinized
Fun fact: Engadget reviewed 176 products in 2013, and that's not even counting the umpteen times we got hands-on with stuff at tradeshows and press events.In general, we try to review just the top-ti...
02:32 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Google Play Music All Access customers are next in line for Glass
Google is expanding its pool of Explorers, slowly but surely. First it was people attending I/O, then friends of existing Explorers, now its subscribers to Play Music All Access. To celebrate the rel...
01:08 pm -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget TiVo co-founders joining forces for yet another set-top box
How on earth are you supposed to fill your days after leaving the successful set-top box company you created? Well, if you're TiVo co-founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton, the answer is to start all o...
11:25 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget HP woes continue as 5,000 more employees face the axe
It certainly won't be a happy new year for thousands of HP employees -- not when the company has increased its layoff numbers yet again. Hewlett-Packard already adjusted the number of people it neede...
11:25 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget HP woes continue as 5,000 more employees face the axe (updated)
It certainly won't be a happy new year for thousands of HP employees -- not when the company has increased its layoff numbers yet again. Hewlett-Packard already adjusted the number of people it neede...
11:14 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget LG Lifeband Touch leak suggests fitness wearable could be imminent
We love it when a leak and a rumor come together. LG's Lifeband Touch (as claimed by @evleaks), pictured above, is most likely the wearable that was hinted at just last week. The fitness band is like...
09:51 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Microsoft's OneNote Android app updated with native sharing and widgets
Since its major overhaul back in July, Microsoft's OneNote Android app has languished while the company built out the Windows version of its note-taking tool. That changed today after Microsoft pushe...
08:41 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Mars One expedition whittles down its applicant pool to just over 1,000
Apparently, over 200,000 people applied for Mars One's mission to permanently leave Earth -- and while there's room to spare on the Martian plains, moving that many humans off-planet simply isn't fea...
05:53 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Leaked documents detail 2008 NSA program to hack and remote control iPhones (video)
Part of security expert Jacob Appelbaum's Chaos Communications Congress presentation exposed NSA methods to hack systems via WiFi from long range, but we'll also point out another segment focusing on...
04:59 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Just 24 hours left to win a Sony Xperia Tablet Z, QX10 camera and other great prizes in our holiday giveaway!
It's almost 2014! Round out the year by doing yourself a favor: enter our 11 holiday giveaways by visiting each of our guides here. We're giving away some of Sony's best gear, including the Xperia Ta...
04:17 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Nintendo put limits on 3DS StreetPass sharing so it can add features later
StreetPass data swaps are handy for 3DS owners who want to expand their games with other players' content, but they limit the number of new people you can accept at any one time. Ever wonder why that...
02:33 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget LG's new Windows 8 PCs include Tab-Book 2 sliders, 'ultra' laptop and an all-in-one
Next week at CES LG will show off a few new devices running Windows 8, like the Tab-Book 2 line (above) that hides a QWERTY keyboard underneath its 11.6-inch screen, 13Z940 "ultra PC" laptop (picture...
12:29 am -05 - Tue, December 31, 2013
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of December 30th: Community, Dragonball Z and Downton Abbey
As we say goodbye to 2013 the week is filled with New Year's Eve celebrations (Ryan Seacrest vs. Carson Daly) and a different kind of competition with college bowl games and the opening round of the ...