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11:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google Hangouts 2.0 for iOS gets iPad tweaks, 10-second video messages
Google Hangouts just jumped a full version number on Apple hardware -- its first major update since adding voice calls late last year -- and 2.0 has more than just a new iOS 7-ready approach. The new...
11:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google Hangouts 2.0 for iOS redesigned with iPad tweaks, 10-second video messages
Google Hangouts just jumped a full version number on Apple hardware -- the first major update since it added voice calls late last year -- and 2.0 has more than just a new iOS 7-ready look. The new a...
11:24 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Chrome's hands-free voice search is coming to everyone, no add-on required
If you've wanted hands-free Google voice search ( la Android's Now Launcher) on the desktop, you've so far had to install a Chrome extension. No more -- the company has released a Chrome beta that bu...
10:52 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Instapaper update for iOS lets you send media to your Kindle and TV
Instapaper's already broad device support has just grown a little bit broader. The service's updated iOS app lets you send articles to Kindle for reading on one of Amazon's devices, and you can push ...
10:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google Trends is now, finally, a screen saver
The flying toasters and infinite space your sleeping computer's been living with are being retired. No, After Dark isn't being resurrected and, well, does Windows even come with a screen saver built-...
10:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google's new web gallery helps you find public map data
A number of organizations offer public map data through Google Maps, but finding it can be tricky -- if you even know it exists. That may not be an issue now that Google has just launched its Maps Ga...
09:52 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Amazon is reportedly working on a music-streaming service
Amazon does much more than dominate the online-shopping space. With its Prime instant video service, complete with original series and exclusives, the company has taken on Netflix -- and it looks lik...
09:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 387 - 2.27.14
The HD news heap has reached a toppling point, so Ben and Richard get to work sifting through all the insanity from the past week. One of the major talking points is the streaming bottleneck of Netfl...
09:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Samsung's vastly improved Tizen OS
Samsung's device lineup may still be heavily dominated by Android, but change is in the air. Tizen, the open-source OS it jointly develops with Intel, now powers the company's three new Gear wearable...
09:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Federal Reserve has no authority to regulate Bitcoin, according to Chairwoman
Well, it doesn't appear that the Federal Reserve will be stepping in to regulate the volatile virtual currency Bitcoin any time soon. According to the new Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, the central ban...
08:48 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget SugarSync for Android gets more offline features, full-resolution media uploads
Cloud storage service SugarSync has updated its Android app with quite a few nifty features. For starters, the application now allows any file to be saved to your device or SD card card -- a feature ...
08:23 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget The next mobile imaging war won't be waged over megapixels
For the past several years, improvements in smartphone cameras have followed the "more megapixels" mantra. Samsung's Galaxy S5 is up from 13 to 16 megapixels; Sony's new Xperia Z2 packs a 20.7-megapi...
07:47 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Rent a New York City apartment by the hour for... well, it's up to you
Sometimes, New York City can be unbearable. Sometimes, you just need a break. Breather wants to offer you that break, in a variety of "beautiful, practical spaces" that are available by the hour. Thi...
07:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget What to expect from the first generation of Ubuntu smartphones (hands-on)
The Ubuntu Touch smartphone OS has come a long way, but it still has further to plod before it's ready for market - all Canonical will tell us that it hopes to see an Ubuntu phone before the end of t...
06:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Sorry, shredders: Tony Hawk's new game is a mobile-only affair
After Tony Hawk's massively popular Pro Skater game series faded into the sunset (and the Ride/Shred series lit that sunset ablaze with nuclear warheads), the world went a few lonesome years without ...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Catch Pokmon on Netflix starting March 1st
Look, we get it. You've got a fever, and the only prescription is more Pokmon. We've all heard it before. Thankfully, this time there's a solution: the majority of the Pokmon animation suite is comin...
06:06 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Dish Explorer for iPad can now recommend shows and turn on your TV
If you own one of Dish's Hopper DVRs and have ever been stumped as to what to watch next, you'll want to grab the latest version of Dish Explorer for the iPad. The new app now recommends shows based ...
05:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget ABC to stream the Oscars for the first time, but only for select viewers
ABC will be streaming its live coverage of the Oscars this weekend for the first time ever, but there are some important caveats. First, the awards show will only be viewable through Watch ABC on the...
05:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Facebook discontinuing its Messenger for Windows app on March 3rd
It looks like Facebook is getting a jump on spring cleaning. Three days after shuttering its @facebook.com email service, the company said it's killing off Messenger for Windows. Though the Windows d...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Moov's fitness tracker works as a personal trainer to improve your workouts
There are quite a few fitness trackers out there now that all do exactly the same thing: monitor how much you move. While there are tons that can tell you you're not moving around enough, there isn't...
04:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget British spy agency reportedly collected millions of webcam images from Yahoo users
Britain's surveillance agency, GCHQ, hasn't fared much better than the NSA these past several months; the latest leak shared with the Guardian claims that Britain has been collecting millions of webc...
03:51 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Your smartphone's WiFi hotspot might double as a disaster rescue beacon
When disasters strike, communication services tend to go down; you can't simply call for help or share your location online. However, engineers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Tec...
03:06 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget BBC head wants all iPlayer users to pony up the licence fee
The BBC's budget is getting squeezed, and as such, everyone who uses its service is going to be made to pay up. Lord Hall, the BBC's Director-General, has announced that he's pushing to close the fam...
02:18 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google adds the 'Polar Bear capital of the world' to Street View
One of the more immediate effects of climate change is that the icy habitats of the Polar Bear are very rapidly evaporating. In an attempt to connect people more directly to the issue, Google and Pol...
01:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi shipped over 15 million MI2 series phones, lowers MI2s to $210 in China
While Xiaomi's been pushing its budget Redmi Android phone into Singapore recently, it's also managed to reach a new shipment record for its mid-tier MI2 series, which includes the MI2, MI2s and MI2a...
12:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google+ for Android learns even more photo editing tricks from Snapseed
Google+ has been taking cues from Snapseed ever since the company snapped up the app, and this refresh for Android is no different. The update introduces tools like crop, rotate and one-touch filters...
10:01 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Japanese cable provider launches on-demand gaming service, will stream Sonic and PES titles
Sony's PlayStation Now streaming game service is still months away from launch, but Japanese cable company KDDI is testing the idea with the app-based GameNow service, through cable. It's the same co...
10:01 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Japanese cable provider launches on-demand gaming service, will stream Sonic and Pro Evolution Soccer titles
Sony's PlayStation Now streaming game service is still months away from launch, but Japanese cable company KDDI is testing the idea with the app-based GameNow service, through cable. It's the same co...
08:30 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Game makers can now start their own Steam sales, to your wallet's chagrin
If you're like many of the PC gamers we know, you wait eagerly for Valve's Steam sales; they're chances to stock up on games that were previously unaffordable. Thanks to a new Steamworks update, you ...
05:39 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Apple explains how the iPhone's fingerprint sensor keeps your info secure
If you've ever wanted to know how the iPhone 5s' Touch ID fingerprint security works beyond a basic overview, you'll be glad to hear Apple has just delivered a motherlode of new details. An updated v...
04:45 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Nintendo Japan: Wii and DS internet multiplayer services will shut down, Video for 3DS too
Nintendo Japan is putting internet-connected services for some of its older consoles out to pasture, although it's not clear when or if these plans could impact the US. The Wi-Fi Connection that serv...
04:45 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Nintendo Wii and DS internet multiplayer services will shut down worldwide May 20th
Nintendo Japan is putting internet-connected services for some of its older consoles out to pasture, although it's unknown if these plans could impact the US (Update: They will).The Nintendo Wi-Fi Co...
04:28 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Monsanto pushes Big Data-driven planting but farmers are skeptical
Some farmers are worried that with the latest push from seed manufacturers, their planting techniques could be used against them. Monsanto and DuPont (two of the largest seed providers in the world) ...
03:27 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Honeywell's evohome puts a smart heating system in every room, is now available in the UK
You don't need Google to tell you that fancy, net-connected and smartphone-controllable heating setups have caught on, blazing a trail for other home automation tech and the mysterious internet of th...
02:45 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Google wants its Project Ara modular smartphone to cost $50
How much will a modular smartphone set you back? If Google gets its way, about $50 -- assuming you forgo all of the bells and whistles. The team behind Project Ara wants to launch what it calls a "gr...
02:15 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: a Galaxy S5 knock-off, dual-lens mobile imaging and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:00 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Volvo announces new 'human machine interface' and it looks a lot like a tablet (video)
Tesla isn't the only automaker with a tablet-like center console. Volvo's latest "human machine interface" will debut at next week's Geneva Motor Show -- however, it could be a bit simpler than what ...
01:24 am -05 - Thu, February 27, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
We missed Tuesday, the regular day for the Engadget HD Podcast, but we hope you'll join us tonight when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording live at 8:45PM. Comcast is once again in the news this...
11:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Tesla's raising $1.6 billion to build its battery 'Gigafactory' and mass-market $35k car
If you've been dreaming of a Tesla but can't afford a Model S and its $70k+ sticker price (before tax credits), the company is announcing a major step towards building an electric vehicle in your pri...
11:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget US Senator asks for a Bitcoin ban, but don't hold your breath
Many will tell you that Bitcoin stands on shaky legal ground. Senator Joe Manchin, however, believes it's outright dangerous -- to the point that he has sent a letter to regulators asking them to ban...
10:58 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget A new version of the Moto X is coming this summer
After Lenovo's recent purchase, questions immediately arose surrounding Motorola's planned device launches for 2014. In a Twitter Q&A surrounding the events at Mobile World Congress, the handset ...
10:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Skype now lets you sign up with a Microsoft account, updates its Windows Phone app
It's been a long time coming, but Skype's revealed that folks can finally sign up for service using a Microsoft account. Skype believes this feature is perfect for users who perhaps want the least am...
10:06 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget NASA discovers 715 alien planets by looking for them in groups
We know that it's no longer rare to discover alien worlds, but NASA just made it downright commonplace. The space agency has confirmed the existence of 715 exoplanets discovered using the Kepler spac...
10:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Automatic Link driving assistant can now auto-post to Facebook, other apps
One of the greatest benefits of Automatic's Link driving assistant dongle is that it finally made it possible to hook your car's metadata to the web. You could then use your smartphone to do things l...
09:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Google's Project Ara modular smartphone gets a trio of dev conferences
Google's got plenty of moonshots brewing in its Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP), but one of the most intriguing is its modular smartphone design, called Project Ara. Because Ara's a platform ...
09:09 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Teaser confirms simplified branding for 'all new' HTC One (video)
We've seen reports that HTC would be keeping the name from 2013's popular handset for its 2014 flagship, and today the outfit posted a BoomSound video teaser that seems to confirm the moniker. Taking...
08:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Sony to shutter two-thirds of its US stores
Sony Electronics is closing 20 of its 31 US-based store locations, the Japanese consumer electronics giant announced this afternoon. The news follows layoffs at Sony affecting approximately 5,000 emp...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Laptop deals of the week: 2.26.14
If that aging laptop is giving you problems, you might just want to take a peek at the collection of discounted machines that we've compiled after the break. There are Windows, Mac and Chromebook opt...
07:56 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 200 - MWC edition - 2.26.14
The Mobile Podcast turns 200 today and we're coming to you direct from the MWC showfloor in Barcelona, so please excuse all the background hustle and bustle. Brad Molen and crew are providing some fr...
07:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget 'American Idol' betting on Google and Facebook to increase fan interaction
Expect tonight's American Idol to come with a bit of an internet twist. In an effort to mix up the type of interaction fans can have with the show, FOX has announced a new partnership with Google and...
06:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Google finally releases Now Launcher to the Play store, for Nexus and Play Edition devices
Most of us assumed it was only a matter of time before Google released the Now launcher that debuted on the Nexus 5 to the Play store. Now that day has come... provided you're the owner of a Nexus or...
06:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Barnes & Noble will revive its Nook tablet line with a new model this year
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Barnes & Noble's tablet range was on ice; while the firm did promise to work with third parties on new models, it went through all of 2013 without fresh device...
06:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Gionee's super slim, octa-core Elife S5.5 smartphone (video)
It's only been a week since Gionee debuted its super thin Elife S5.5 Android phone in China, but luckily for us, the company also brought it along to MWC. After playing with the 5.55mm-thick device f...
05:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Google denies making a bid for WhatsApp
Rumors that Google engaged in a bidding war with Facebook over WhatsApp are false -- at least, if you ask Google's Sundar Pichai. The Senior VP tells The Telegraph that his company "never made an off...
05:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget IBM wants to put the power of Watson in your smartphone
Watson, IBM's Jeopardy-conquering super computer, has set its sites on mobile apps. Not long ago, the recently created Watson Business Group announced that would offer APIs to developers to create cl...
04:55 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Wacom lets people share handwritten notes across devices and platforms
Wacom has been pushing into the world of mobile for a while, and its efforts have just culminated in a pretty bold move: A single, cross-platform standard for sharing handwritten notes and sketches b...
04:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Boeing's extra-secure smartphone finally reaches the FCC
Boeing said way back in 2012 that it was working on a high-security Android smartphone. Almost two years later, it appears that the company is finally close to a launch -- the hardware, identified as...
04:24 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Boeing's extra-secure smartphone finally reaches the FCC (updated)
Boeing said way back in 2012 that it was working on a high-security Android smartphone. Almost two years later, it appears that the company is finally close to a launch -- the hardware, identified as...
03:52 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Titanfall collector's edition is titan-sized, sadly doesn't include jump jets (video)
For half the price of an Xbox One, you can have your very own titan mech! Well, an 18-inch "Atlas Titan statue," care of the folks behind Titanfall. And yes, that means it doesn't move. And no, there...
03:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget United activates ViaSat's blazing fast satellite WiFi on select 737s
JetBlue's Fly-Fi satellite internet has been online since November, but while a handful of United's 737s have been equipped with the necessary components to launch its own version of the service for ...
03:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget United activates ViaSat's blazing-fast satellite WiFi on select 737s
JetBlue's Fly-Fi satellite internet has been online since November, but while a handful of United's 737s have been equipped with the necessary components to launch its own version of the service for ...
02:41 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Amazon 'pulls a Netflix,' revives cancelled BBC detective show
Did yesterday's news about Arrow coming to Lovefilm Amazon Instant Video UK disappoint you? This might just change your mind. The company, perhaps inspired by Netflix's revival of Arrested Developmen...
02:14 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget WSJ: Four ways to distance the NSA from phone records that'll be considered by government
President Obama has his work cut out for him as he tries to restore faith in the US government following the whole NSA spying scandal. He first talked of surveillance reform last year, then in a Janu...
01:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Kazam wants you to come for the hardware, stay for the service
Kazam has a battle on its hands. The company may have been launched by former HTC execs, but it can only trade on that association for so long. That's something the firm is directly addressing here a...
11:30 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Smartwatches don't have to be ugly and this concept is proof
It's safe to say that in 2014, we're not short of smartwatches. But how many do you actually want to wear? That's a question that manufacturers are finally starting to ask themselves. It's also a que...
10:47 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Dual-lens smartphone cameras are coming, and this is why we want one
One camera. Two separate lenses. That's the conundrum raised by leaked images of HTC's forthcoming M8 smartphone, which is rumored to bring some interesting new imaging features that go far beyond me...
10:20 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Goophone took just two days to rip off the Galaxy S5
Goophone's a bit like a covers band that just happens to make knock-off smartphones. Not content with just plundering better artists' catalogs, the company has apparently managed to copy the Galaxy S...
09:23 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Gear watches are now open to third-party support
Among the many frustrations we had with Samsung's first smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, was the limited number of apps available for it. While the company offered premium access to select partners, it n...
08:55 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Aereo wins a grace period from injunction, keeps Denver and Salt Lake City open
Some broadcasters might have recently scored a victory against Aereo in court, but they can't party just yet. The startup just got a 14-day grace period from a six-state preliminary injunction (it ha...
07:57 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Square's Pickup app streamlines ordering take-out in San Francisco
If you thought ordering a new shirt from Uniqlo and grabbing it from the store 20 minutes later was rad, Square has something similar cooked up for your favorite restaurants. The outfit is demoing a ...
07:02 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget House passes bill that legalizes phone unlocking, with a frustrating caveat
Still unsure where unlocking your mobile device falls under the eyes of the law? Legislation just passed through the US House of Representatives that might clear things up, cut there's a catch. The U...
06:10 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Twitter and Vine: coming soon to a theater near you
Silence is golden, reads your local theater's pre-film PSA: please turn off your mobile device. It's a courtesy to other moviegoers, of course, but a deal between Twitter and theater advertising firm...
05:15 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget LINE takes on Skype and Hangouts with new, cheap, Call service
It's all about stickers, really. LINE means stickers, but as the company keeps telling us, its apps do so much more than that -- and even more starting next month. The Japanese messaging service is l...
04:36 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget LINE messenger isn't selling to anyone, instead it's going to let you sell your own stickers
Rumors of yet another messaging app being sold pinned Naver's LINE app to Japanese phone carrier, SoftBank. The app maker denied the claim yesterday, and today (instead) announced that it's adding se...
04:32 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Samsung details the Exynos processors inside the Galaxy S5 and Note 3 Neo
Samsung has been hinting at new Exynos processors for both a Galaxy S5 variant and the Galaxy Note 3 Neo, and today it's detailing the two CPUs in earnest. The GS5's expected chip, the Exynos 5422, i...
03:57 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Plex's new Chromecast features let you watch more content, better than ever before
Plex launched support for Chromecast a few months ago, and now its offering is getting even better. Starting today, Android users (sorry, iPhones!) can not only cast any music, videos or photos from ...
03:33 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Spotify revamp for Windows Phone will bring radio and a brand new look
Spotify's Windows Phone app has typically lagged its Android and iOS counterparts, but it's about to catch up in a big, big way. The streaming music provider has revealed a makeover of the app that w...
02:36 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox reportedly subpoenaed by the feds, CEO confirms leaked proposal was legit
The strange days of (former?) Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox continue, as its CEO Mark Karpeles confirmed to Fox Business that a leaked PDF is "more or less" legitimate. According to Karpeles, it was a "bu...
02:02 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Pictures leak of the Motorola-made Google smartwatch that might have been
You may not have to wait until later this year to see a smartwatch from Google or Motorola -- in fact, you may be looking at a jointly developed watch right now. Android Police claims to have photos ...
01:14 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Mt. Gox goes offline, OS X update, Disney's new app 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...
12:40 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of February 25th: Oscars, Gravity and Game of Arms
The Winter Olympics are over and your normal programming schedule is back in full swing. The NHL is back for hockey fans, but Sunday is the big night for movies, as the 86th Annual Academy Awards air...
12:17 am -05 - Wed, February 26, 2014
Engadget Vodafone's network in a backpack connects people after natural disasters
Vodafone Foundation (the carrier's philantrophic arm) has launched a 24-pound mobile network in a backpack to help folks contact family and friends in the wake of a disaster. The device called the In...
11:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget FCC Speed Test app for iOS lets the government track your iPhone's network performance
Downloading an app from the federal government might not top your list of priorities at the moment, but if you're looking to tick that public service box without a need to worry about measly pay, bac...
11:13 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Crackle's free video service comes to the PlayStation Vita
PlayStation Vita owners looking for a free video fix no longer have to dig through YouTube -- after a long wait, Crackle has launched its service on Sony's handheld. Much like on other devices, Vita ...
10:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile to start turning off older MetroPCS network this year
T-Mobile's efforts to transition customers from MetroPCS' aging CDMA network to its own GSM and LTE frequencies is going quite swimmingly. The company has been bragging that it's well ahead of schedu...
10:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget MasterCard testing security feature that okays purchases based on phone location
Locking down those credit cards while globe trotting is always a chief concern. Today at Mobile World Congress, MasterCard and Syniverse announced a joint effort to ease the fears of travelers. The p...
10:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget The company behind Candy Crush withdraws US trademark application for 'candy'
A few weeks ago, a group of game developers launched Candy Jam in protest of Candy Crush maker King's attempt to trademark 'candy.' The result? A barrage of rage inspired confectionary-themed titles ...
09:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Apple's formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption
Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace ...
09:39 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Apple formalizes iBeacon Bluetooth spec in the hopes of wider adoption
Several companies and organizations have already come forward to test out iOS7's Bluetooth-based iBeacon technology for tasks like shopping and navigation, but it could become a lot more commonplace ...
09:18 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Samsung NX mini leak hints at a very thin and tiny mirrorless camera
Samsung's mirrorless cameras have so far been on the large side due to their DSLR-sized sensors, but the company may be ready to go small... very small. NXRumors claims to have leaked imagery for the...
08:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Twitter search results get advertising via 'Promoted' users
There you are, leisurely perusing Twitter (as one does), when the stinking funk of marketing speak smacks your cerebellum like a Mack truck: "Want to grow your presence on Twitter? Reach more people ...
08:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Breaking the smartphone mold isn't easy. Just ask Jolla
Jolla's got a big problem, and the company knows it. The small Finnish startup has grand plans to upend the smartphone paradigm with its modular phone and unique gesture-based OS, but that foreign ap...
08:16 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Samsung unveils Knox 2.0, lets users run Google Play apps even more securely
Exactly a year to the day after it first announced its Knox security solution, Samsung's returned to Mobile World Congress with news that it's making it even easier to secure and manage Galaxy device...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2013 Engadget Awards
No, that 2013 isn't a typo. With CES 2014 already behind us, it may seem silly to take a look back at the previous year in tech. But let's not get too ahead of ourselves -- 2013 brought plenty of inn...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Motorola: 'We're working on (another) a watch too'
Well, well well. Guess who's back in the watch game? Motorola. Of course, it already did the watch thing, but Rick Osterloh, SVP of product at the firm, has just confirmed that the company is working...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Motorola: We're working on a smartwatch too
Well, well well. Guess who's back in the watch game? Motorola. Of course, it already did the watch thing, but Rick Osterloh, SVP of product at the firm, has just confirmed that the company is working...
07:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Motorola confirms Moto Maker service coming to Europe in Q2, starting in the UK and Germany
We've seen and heard plenty from most of the main players here at MWC, but one company has remains eerily quiet, until now. Motorola's situation has changed significantly in recent weeks, and that ch...
07:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Motorola confirms Moto Maker service coming to Europe in Q2, starting in the UK and Germany (update: Mexico too)
We've seen and heard plenty from most of the main players here at MWC, but one company has remained eerily quiet until now. Motorola's situation has changed significantly in recent weeks, and that ch...
07:34 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Oral-B's smart toothbrush wants to fix our dumb hygiene habits (hands-on)
Were we expecting to find a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush here at MWC? No, we weren't. Did we physically put it to the test, after a long line of other exhibition goers? No, we certainly did not. Howe...
07:21 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget OS X update closes networking security hole, brings more FaceTime features
Just days ago, Apple released an update for iOS that closed up a web networking security hole, and today Macs running OS X Mavericks have gotten similar treatment. The update to 10.9.2 doesn't explic...
07:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Tesla's feature-packed Model S tops Consumer Reports' 2014 auto picks
Tesla's Model S has scored an inordinate amount of coverage since its inception some five years ago, but there's perhaps no honor greater than landing the premier spot in Consumer Reports' Top Picks....
06:27 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget This is how Xbox One's game broadcasting works
It's true: Xbox One is getting its long overdue gameplay broadcasting functionality on March 11th, just in time for the launch of Xbox/PC-exclusive multiplayer blockbuster Titanfall. Some folks will ...
05:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Freescale makes the world's smallest ARM controller chip even tinier
Apparently, Freescale didn't think the diminutive Kinetis KL02 was tiny enough -- it just unveiled the KL03, the new world's smallest ARM microcontroller. At 1.6mm by 2mm, the Cortex-M0+ chip is 15 p...
05:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Huawei's flagship phablet is only $300 in China, and its CMO explains why
Huawei's recently announced MediaPad X1 has caused quite a stir -- it's the lightest and smallest-ever 7-inch tablet (let alone a phablet), while also packing decent features like a 1,920 x 1,200 dis...
04:51 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Amazon bolsters UK streaming library ahead of tomorrow's relaunch
Tomorrow, Lovefilm becomes Amazon Prime Instant Video, and unless you take advantage of the various early adopter discounts, it'll cost you an up-front annual fee of 79. On the upside, the company is...
04:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 moves just shy of 350K units in first two days at Japanese retail
By Japanese game console launch standards, the PlayStation 4 is off to a great start. In the first 48 hours of availability, Japanese console buyers snapped up just under 350,000 PlayStation 4 system...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget TiVo's co-founders want you to use internet video for your own TV network
When TiVo co-founders Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay reunited a couple of years ago to come up with a new venture, they knew internet video was the next big frontier they wanted to conquer. To their dism...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win one of two Acer Chromebooks courtesy of Karma!
Sure, you share your heart out in food photos and selfies, but providing WiFi to those less fortunate might be more magnanimous. That's where Karma comes in, with its portable WiFi hotspot that pays ...
03:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Yahoo launches UK edition of its News Digest iOS app
With MWC in full swing, CES seems but a distant memory. It was at last month's trade show that Yahoo debuted its News Digest app for iOS, which serves up twice-daily dumps of important news bites. It...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget If you've got the SADs, this sunlight tracking wearable could help cure it
There are wearables to track your exercise activity, food consumption and sleep habits. There are even wearables that want to be smartphones-lite. But never before has there been a portable tracker f...
03:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget If you've got the SADs, this sunlight-tracking wearable could help cure it
There are wearables to track your exercise activity, food consumption and sleep habits. There are even wearables that want to be smartphones-lite. But never before has there been a portable tracker f...
03:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength of ten smartphones, and the thickness (hands-on)
Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pai...
03:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength of 10 smartphones, and the thickness (hands-on)
Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pai...
03:09 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's latest Toughpad has the strength, thickness of 10 smartphones (hands-on)
Panasonic may have bowed out of the consumer smartphone game, but gadgets for businesses are a completely different story. That's why the Japanese company came to Mobile World Congress with a new pai...
02:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin wallets and other cryptocurrencies compromised by more advanced 'Pony' botnet
It looks like the Pony botnet that stole two million passwords in December has an even more egregious sibling galloping around. According to security firm Trustwave, this more advanced botnet has com...
02:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies compromised by Pony botnet
It looks like the Pony botnet that stole two million passwords in December has an even more egregious sibling galloping around. According to security firm Trustwave, this more advanced botnet has com...
02:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Lumus and eyeSight deal brings gesture control to DK-40 smart glasses hand-on (video)
Imagine a pair of Smart Glasses that you didn't need to fondle just to dismiss notifications, or worse, speak out loud to like a crazy. It's that exact thought that brought Lumus and eyeSight togethe...
02:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Lumus and eyeSight deal brings gesture control to DK-40 smart glasses hand-on
Imagine a pair of Smart Glasses that you didn't need to fondle just to dismiss notifications, or worse, speak out loud to like a crazy. It's that exact thought that brought Lumus and eyeSight togethe...
01:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget ZipShare from WinZip lets you manage all your cloud storage from one place
WinZip's long been the go-to .zip file manager for many PC users, but no longer is it just a tool for freeing up some hard drive space. The desktop client embraced cloud storage around the same time ...
01:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Disney Movies Anywhere service launches with an unprecedented link to iTunes
Last year Apple introduced store sheet, a feature that allows developers to offer sell things like music and movies inside their apps without making you leave and head to iTunes. Now a new app from D...
12:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's UnCarrier plans are working, adds 4.4 million new customers in 2013
When John Legere jointed T-Mobile, the company had lost two million customers and was eating some substantial losses. The party-crashing CEO, however, seems to have turned things around with the UnCa...
12:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Xbox One gets gameplay broadcasting in March update
Xbox One owners eagerly awaiting Titanfall should be glad to hear that the Xbox One's gameplay broadcasting functionality will light up ahead of the game's March 11th launch. Included in the second h...
12:48 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Xbox One gets gameplay broadcasting in March update (update)
Xbox One owners eagerly awaiting Titanfall should be glad to hear that the Xbox One's gameplay broadcasting functionality will light up ahead of the game's March 11th launch. Included in the second h...
12:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget How will the Blackphone protect you in a world where privacy is for sale?
Privacy is a currency. For every company selling your details for profit, there's another selling you the promise of more security. Recognizing that consumers are running a gauntlet every time they p...
12:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Blackphone aims to protect your privacy in a world where your data is for sale
Information is a currency. For every company selling your details for profit, there's another selling you the promise of more security. Recognizing that consumers are running a gauntlet every time th...
12:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget We get touchy-feely with Fujitsu's haptic sensory tablet (video)
Since Fujitu's prototype Haptic Sensor Tablet revealed yesterday is all about touch, describing it will be like trying to explain how a steak tastes. But here goes: it works by emitting ultrasonic vi...
11:56 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Netflix mocks Amazon Prime Air with hilarious 'Drone 2 Home' video
Netflix's not-Qwikster DVD-by-mail business doesn't get the same amount of attention as the company's streaming arm, but as this video (embedded after the break) shows, it still has some imagination....
11:33 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry could turn BBM into a payments platform
BlackBerry's showing off its plans to woo back all of the customers who ditched it during the BB10 transition. In addition to two new handsets, the Canadian outfit is also considering turning BBM int...
10:45 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget China's Allwinner also has an octa-core chip, touts powerful graphics
Samsung, MediaTek, Huawei and even Qualcomm are now in the octa-core SoC game, but there's always space for more. The latest member is China's Allwinner Technology, who's best known for making the ch...
10:07 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget The i'm Tracer bracelet means never having to ask 'where's the kid?'
The kooky folks behind the (frankly awful) i'm Watch are a mainstay at Mobile World Congress. This year they've got something a little more useful to show off: it's called the i'm Tracer, and it's th...
09:33 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable goes in front of the Senate on March 26th
The final word on Comcast's merger with Time Warner Cable may be in the hands of the FCC and Justice Department, but that's not stopping other governmental bodies from weighing in. On March 26th, the...
08:22 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry currently has no plans for a wearable device
Wearable devices seem to be a hot trend in the wireless industry right now, but BlackBerry isn't taking the bait... at least, not yet. When asked about his company's plans at Mobile World Congress, C...
08:00 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget AT&T announces free, unlimited international text, picture and video messaging for Mobile Share customers
Starting February 28th, all AT&T Mobile Share and Mobile Share Value users will be able to send text picture and video messages internationally for free. However, there's a not-so ulterior motive...
07:54 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry announces the Classic with physical keyboard and trackpad, coming later this year
As part of BlackBerry's festivities at Mobile World Congress, CEO John Chen announced a pair of new devices. In addition to the Z3 (Jakarta), Chen also stated that a new QWERTY device called the Clas...
07:35 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry Z3 'Jakarta' coming to Indonesia in April for under $200
BlackBerry CEO John Chen is here at MWC and has some device news. The executive announced progress on the Z3, the phone codenamed Jakarta (shown off above), which will be coming out to Indonesia in A...
06:51 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget LCD Soundsystem frontman wants to make New York's subway more musical
Musician and self-described "subway geek" James Murphy has had a bit of time on his hands since LCD Soundsystem's curtain call, but he hasn't been idle. Inspired by the sounds of Tokyo's train system...
06:35 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Samsung quietly reveals a Galaxy S5 variant with an eight-core processor
So that's Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The company makes the majority of the components itself, but what happened to those home-grown Exynos processors? Well, Samsung tells us th...
06:33 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget CSTM uses augmented reality to help you create the perfect custom furniture
If you've ever tried to find a bookcase of your own, you'll know that finding the perfect set of shelves for all your stuff can pose quite the challenge. One new startup, CSTM, is looking to change t...
05:52 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes dark, digital currency biz calls it a 'tragic violation' of user trust
Less than a year ago when we took a long look at Bitcoin, exchange Mt. Gox reportedly handled some 80 percent of global traffic in the digital currency. Tonight however, the exchange's website is off...
05:52 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes dark, (update: possible acquisition under way)
Less than a year ago when we took a long look at Bitcoin, exchange Mt. Gox reportedly handled some 80 percent of global traffic in the digital currency. Tonight however, the exchange's website is off...
05:52 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes dark (update: possible acquisition under way)
Less than a year ago when we took a long look at Bitcoin, exchange Mt. Gox reportedly handled some 80 percent of global traffic in the digital currency. Tonight however, the exchange's website is off...
05:52 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox goes dark (update: HTML, domain suggest it could relaunch as Gox)
Less than a year ago when we took a long look at Bitcoin, exchange Mt. Gox reportedly handled some 80 percent of global traffic in the digital currency. Tonight however, the exchange's website is off...
04:55 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Galaxy S5, Samsung's new smartwatches, Nokia's Android phones, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
04:23 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget We now spend more time using smartphones than surfing the web on PCs
It's no secret that mobile devices outsell PCs these days. However, we now know that they're taking up more of our free time, too. A new Nielsen study finds that Americans, Brits and Italians spend m...
04:01 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Nikon's new D4S DSLR improves speed and focusing, adds ISO settings up to 409,600
The Nikon D4S has been teased, displayed in a plastic case and now, it's official -- and we even got to play with it. There's a substantial list of what hasn't changed (the same 16.2-megapixel image ...
03:15 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Broadcom's new 5G WiFi chip promises up to twice the real-world speed
It's great to have speedy 802.11ac WiFi in a smartphone, but the technology doesn't always live up to the promise; busy hotspots and walls often slow it down. They may not be as much of a problem onc...
02:44 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Blackphone offers a mostly secure Android-based smartphone for $629
In a perfect world, everybody's sure their right to privacy is honored. Since that's not the case, people tend to whip up special tools for protection, like the Blackphone -- a privacy-focused device...
02:19 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Netflix's deal with Comcast won't destroy the internet
Sure Netflix and Comcast have jointly announced a connection deal, but what does that mean exactly? The internet's backbone, peering agreements and content delivery network's aren't things users spen...
02:19 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget No, Netflix's deal with Comcast won't destroy the internet
Sure Netflix and Comcast have jointly announced a connection deal, but what does that mean exactly? The internet's backbone, peering agreements and content delivery network's aren't things users spen...
01:44 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's hardware leader steps aside ahead of Stephen Elop's arrival
Microsoft said that Stephen Elop would run its hardware division as soon as it finished acquiring Nokia's device business, and the company has just taken a big step toward making that leadership chan...
01:03 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget Bing Maps Preview now lets you explore more cities in 3D
Microsoft's been hard at work on enhancing the Bing Maps experience within Windows 8.1, and it all started with the release of a preview application last year. With one of the focus areas being 3D ex...
12:06 am -05 - Tue, February 25, 2014
Engadget US Attorney General wants law requiring notifications after data breaches
Large-scale data breaches have become all too common as of late, and US Attorney General Eric Holder wants to do more than just catch the thieves. He has asked Congress to create a federal law requir...
11:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's Core-equipped SmartBand and Lifelog app arrive in March (video)
We caught a glimpse of Sony's Core activity sensor back at CES, and it seems the masses will be able to outfit their wrists with one this spring. At Mobile World Congress, Sony announced that the Sma...
10:49 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm cuts the price of its Toq smartwatch to $250
As you may have noticed, the smartwatch space has been heating up -- not good news for Qualcomm, whose $350 Toq smartwatch has been one the more expensive wearables on the market. The company isn't s...
10:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Facebook shutters its unpopular @facebook.com email service
After three years, Facebook is killing its @facebook.com email service. When it launched in late 2010, Zuckerberg and Co. touted the system's basic approach to messaging (think: no attachment or CC/B...
10:01 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. the competition: the battle of Android flagships has new contenders
Samsung has just outed its shiny new Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress, but you may be curious how it stacks up against flagships from other outfits. Well folks, we've lined it up side-by-side with ...
09:54 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget The 'Superbad' and 'This is the End' team is adapting a book about the '90s video game war
The duo behind This is the End is making a movie about the the '90s battle between Nintendo and Sega. That's right, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (who also wrote and executive produced 2007's Superbad...
09:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Verizon expects to reach its own internet traffic deal with Netflix
Many suspect that Netflix's bandwidth deal with Comcast won't be an isolated event, and it turns out that those suspicions are well-founded. Verizon chief Lowell McAdam tells CNBC that he expects a C...
09:32 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Verizon expects to reach its own internet traffic deal with Netflix (update: AT&T too)
Many suspect that Netflix's bandwidth deal with Comcast won't be an isolated event, and it turns out that those suspicions are well-founded. Verizon chief Lowell McAdam tells CNBC that he expects a C...
09:05 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Switched On: Android (tablet) inside
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Inexpensive 7-inch tablets were everywhere in 2013 and became, as Switched On noted in December, a populist platform t...
08:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Moviefone kills its call-in movie ticket service after 25 years
When your service is more fondly remembered as a Seinfeld plot than as something people use, it's probably time to drop the mic. After a quarter-century, Moviefone's cinema ticket hotline is winding ...
08:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Moviefone shutting down after 25 years
When your service is more fondly remembered as a Seinfeld plot than as something people use, it's probably time to drop the mic. After a quarter-century, Moviefone's movie-times hotline is winding do...
08:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Moviefone's phone service shutting down after 25 years
When your service is more fondly remembered as a Seinfeld plot than as something people use, it's probably time to drop the mic. After a quarter-century, Moviefone's movie-times hotline is winding do...
08:15 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S5 has an 'ultra power saving' mode to maximize battery life
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 doesn't skimp on battery power, with an expected 10 hours of web browsing and 12 hours of video playback on a single charge. When you're on hour 11 of watching cat videos with...
08:08 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 launching on April 11th in 150 countries
Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S5 will be available starting April 11th in 150 countries. Over here in the US, it'll be available on Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, MetroPCS...
07:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung has sold more than 200 million Galaxy S smartphones
Want to know how big a player Samsung is in the smartphone market? The company now says that it's sold over 200 million Galaxy S phones since the line first went on the market in 2010. For reference,...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit
Samsung's new crop of Gear smartwatches are no longer card-carrying members of its Android Galaxy. That's because Tizen, the company's open-sourced OS, has taken over the reins for the line begot by ...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 preview
Once a year, Samsung takes some of its best material and slaps it together into a premium flagship model called the Galaxy S. While 2014's version -- the S5 -- came a bit earlier in the year than som...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Live from Samsung's 'Unpacked 5' MWC event!
Slow your roll there, eager beaver. We know you're excited to Meet the next Galaxy S5, but the big 'Unpacked 5' event hasn't started yet. If you're worried about missing any of the news as it's unvei...
07:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 preview: simpler in some ways, more 'glam' in others
Once a year, Samsung takes some of its best material and slaps it together into a premium flagship model called the Galaxy S. While 2014's version -- the S5 -- came a bit earlier in the year than som...
06:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget WWE Network wrestling is now streaming on virtually every device you own
WWE promised that Americans would be watching body slams and piledrivers on a myriad of devices toward the end of this month, and that moment is finally at hand. WWE Network apps are now available in...
06:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Uber working on push notifications to let you know when surge pricing ends
Love Uber, but hate surge pricing? We get you, and so does Uber. During the LAUNCH conference in San Francisco Monday, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he wants to take the sting out of surge pricing --...
05:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Elop: Nokia X will bring more consumers to Windows Phone
After Nokia's big announcement of the brand new X series, we had a chance to sit down with Stephen Elop, the Executive VP of Devices for the company. Naturally, the company's decision to crank out an...
05:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Stephen Elop: Nokia X will bring more consumers to Windows Phone
After Nokia's big announcement of the brand-new X series, we had a chance to sit down with Stephen Elop, the executive VP of Devices for the company. Naturally, the company's decision to crank out an...
05:25 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget This wearable Sony concept will let you document your life with photos
Back at CES, Sony unveiled a curious wearable: the Core, a miniscule activity tracker made to slot into accessories, like its SmartBand. At the time, details surrounding this waterproof sensor were s...
05:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget AT&T expands LTE roaming to 13 more countries
Mobile World Congress is in Spain, which is lucky, because today's the day that AT&T allows its users to use LTE while they're there. Following the deal with Rogers in Canada, 'Ma Bell has pushed...
04:48 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget LG updates F Series with two new LTE phones (hands-on)
With all this G2 mini and G Pro 2 talk recently, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that LG also has other handset lines. On the table (literally and figuratively) today are the F70 and F90 mid-rangers...
04:39 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget HTC to expand its US reach in 2014 by launching a greater variety of phones
HTC seems to understand that it needs to do something to get its products into more hands. That's the sentiment that exec Jason MacKenzie expressed to us today after the company's Desire press event....
04:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Xbox One gets its first price drop, now 400 in the UK
The Xbox One hasn't been selling as well as the PlayStation 4 on a global level, and that's partly due to pricing -- in the UK, Microsoft's system costs a lofty 429 ($713) versus Sony's 349 ($580). T...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Core LTE could also be the S 4 Mini... lite? (hands-on)
When you have the inventory that Samsung does, you don't need to make a fuss when you launch a mid-range Android phone. But the Korean firm did recently release one -- the Galaxy Core LTE -- and it's...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget HTC's Desire 610 joins the affordable LTE smartphone party
Joining HTC's "flagship mid-range" Desire 816 at MWC is this smaller, but similar-looking Desire 610. As the cheaper model of these two LTE phones, many things have been downsized a little here: Ther...
03:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget BBM coming to Windows Phones this summer
BlackBerry is slowly, but surely covering all its bases in an effort to turn BBM into a cross-platform messaging monster. The quest to return the standard bearer to its former glory started with iOS ...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Mark Zuckerberg's MWC 2014 keynote liveblog starts at noon ET!
Given Facebook's recent $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg's Mobile World Congress keynote just got a lot more interesting. Hopefully he'll illuminate us more about how the chat app wi...
03:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Live at Mark Zuckerberg's MWC 2014 keynote
Given Facebook's recent $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, Mark Zuckerberg's Mobile World Congress keynote just got a lot more interesting. Hopefully he'll illuminate us more about how the chat app wi...
03:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget HTC wants to combine all your Android phones to cure diseases
With smartphones packing so much processing power these days, HTC reckons we can combine them all to do some meaningful number crunching la [email protected] and [email protected] We're talking about curing dis...
03:41 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget HTC wants to combine all your Android phones to cure diseases (video)
With smartphones packing so much processing power these days, HTC reckons we can combine them all to do some meaningful number crunching la [email protected] and [email protected] We're talking about curing dis...
03:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget HTC's 'flagship mid-range' Desire 816 packs a large display, decent cameras and LTE
That HTC "Desire 8" you've been seeing lately? It's finally unveiled as the Desire 816, a "flagship mid-range" phone that promises to be competitively priced, while also offering LTE (for EMEA and As...
03:17 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Ford's 2015 Focus brings touchscreen Sync technology to Europe
Europe regularly gets Ford's latest cars, but it hasn't been so lucky with Sync -- the continent typically has to make do with the basic version rather than MyFord Touch. Locals won't have to settle ...
02:46 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's newest Toughpad isn't a smartphone, except when it is
When Panasonic said that it was done making smartphones, it meant it. The 5-inch Toughpad FZ-E1 and FZ-X1, you see, are very small tablets that just happen to make calls, okay? Both come with a 5-inc...
01:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Fujitsu's working on another senior-friendly smartphone for Europe
Fujitsu's evidently so impressed with how its luddite-friendly Stylistic S01 smartphone has performed in France, thanks to a deal with local carrier Orange, that it's ready to start plugging a follow...
12:21 pm -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm updates its top-end chip, reveals future 64-bit Snapdragons
No, this isn't quite the flagship chip we've been waiting on, but it's a worthy stopgap. Qualcomm has upgraded its successful Snapdragon 800 processor and notched up its title to the 801. For now, it...
11:56 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget WhatsApp to add voice communication by summer
When the announcement hit that Facebook was snapping up WhatsApp (beating out Google in the process), the gargantuan $19 billion price tag was hard to justify. But, with 465 million active users per ...
11:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget The first available Tegra 4i smartphone will cost around 200 (hands-on)
Sorry LG: you may have trotted out the G2 mini yesterday, but yours won't be the first Tegra 4i device to hit store shelves. NVIDIA says that distinction belongs to the Wax, a newly-revealed handset ...
11:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget The first available Tegra 4i smartphone will come from French company Wiko (hands-on)
Sorry LG: you may have trotted out the G2 mini yesterday, but yours won't be the first Tegra 4i device to hit store shelves. NVIDIA says that distinction belongs to the Wax, a newly-revealed handset ...
11:13 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Garmin's new app turns Sony's Smartwatch 2 into a tiny sat-nav
We like the idea of hooking our watches into our phones, so when we wander around foreign lands, we don't look like as much of a tourist. Garmin agrees, and has launched a navigation app specifically...
10:11 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget The Grand Memo II LTE is ZTE's phablet sequel (hands-on)
ZTE's back with yet another take on the sans stylus phablet it introduced at Mobile World Congress last year, except this time, the device isn't touting a world's first with its Qualcomm CPU. The Gra...
09:30 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget ZTE's 6-inch Grand Memo II LTE arrives with bigger display, slimmer body
ZTE, like fellow Chinese ODM Huawei, is hoping to become more famous for the hardware that it makes under its own flag, instead of the gear it makes for other people. A year after the Galaxy Note-tro...
09:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Intel promotes its latest smartphone chips with some carefully chosen benchmarks
It's now two years since we first clapped eyes on an Intel-based smartphone, and yet we're still waiting to see something compelling. If we're able to trust Intel's in-house benchmarks, however, then...
08:52 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Nokia's X family of Android smartphones (video)
A couple of years ago, we would've said that the day Nokia announced an Android device was the day Hades froze over. The hour has come, however, and it's only slightly chilly this morning. The Nokia ...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Alcatel's 'smartbook' concept: a laptop powered by a smartphone over the air
At MWC, Alcatel was kind enough to give us a preview of its working "smartbook" prototypes. The idea isn't too far off from Motorola's doomed Lapdock or the first-gen ASUS PadFone, where an Android p...
08:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Alcatel's 'smartbook' concept: a laptop powered by a smartphone over the air (video)
At MWC, Alcatel was kind enough to give us a preview of its working "smartbook" prototypes. The idea isn't too far off from Motorola's doomed Lapdock or the first-gen ASUS PadFone, where an Android p...
07:58 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Nokia introduces a third Android device, the 5-inch Nokia XL
Well, Stephen Elop is just full of surprises today. On top of two other Android devices just launched, the Nokia X and the Nokia X+, we now have the Nokia XL, a bigger 5-inch Android device. It'll ha...
07:57 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Nokia announces the X and XPlus, its first Android phones
Nokia is officially launching its very first Android devices, known as the X and the X+, on stage at its annual Mobile World Congress press conference. We were all taken aback by the second (and thir...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia M2 offers respectible specs at a mid-range price
Sony's come to Mobile World Congress with three brand new devices. Its new flagships, the Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet, may attract all of the attention but there's a budget-friendly handset it also w...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Nokia reveals the Asha 230 and Nokia 220 budget phones
Nokia's got a little press shindig going on at MWC 2014, and while it may not be the expected star of the show, it's introducing devices destined for emerging markets and budget-minded buyers. The fi...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's claims the Xperia Z2 Tablet is the world's thinnest and lightest waterproof slate
With its VAIO PC business all but gone, Sony's betting big on smartphones and tablets. Three post-PC products are weighing surprisingly light in its pockets at this year's Mobile World Congress, the ...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z2 brings a richer display and 4K video recording
Sony's flagships have struggled to find success, but that hasn't stopped the company from quickly iterating its smartphone line to keep up with its rivals. With the Xperia Z now over a year old and t...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia M2 offers respectable specs at a mid-range price
Sony's come to Mobile World Congress with three brand new devices. Its new flagships, the Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet, may attract all of the attention but there's a budget-friendly handset it also w...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony claims the Xperia Z2 Tablet is the world's thinnest and lightest waterproof slate
With its VAIO PC business all but gone, Sony's betting big on smartphones and tablets. Three post-PC products are weighing surprisingly light in its pockets at this year's Mobile World Congress, the ...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Nokia reveals the Nokia 220 and Asha 230 budget handsets
Here in Barcelona, Nokia's press shindig is all about showing off the handsets that are destined for emerging markets and the oft-cited "next billion" phone users. The first piece of hardware on show...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony claims the Xperia Z2 Tablet is the world's thinnest and lightest waterproof slate (update:hands-on)
With its VAIO PC business all but gone, Sony's betting big on smartphones and tablets. Three post-PC products are weighing surprisingly light in its pockets at this year's Mobile World Congress, the ...
07:45 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia M2 offers respectable specs at a mid-range price (update:hands-on)
Sony's come to Mobile World Congress with three brand new devices. Its new flagships, the Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet, may attract all of the attention but there's a budget-friendly handset it also w...
07:19 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget We're live from Nokia's MWC 2014 event!
Nokia always puts on a show at Mobile World Congress, but this particular event may be a little... different. See, if all the rumors are true, we should expect to see a grand total of zero Windows Ph...
07:15 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Live from Sony's MWC 2014 press event!
The time has almost come for Sony to pull back the curtains on its next Xperia Z flagships at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. You're just here a little early. But that's okay -- we admire your sp...
07:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Audience's new motion sensing chip lets your phone track longer, more detailed runs
Not been seduced by the quantified self movement yet? Well if it's ever going to happen, it'll be thanks to companies like Audience. More specifically, thanks to products like its new MQ100 motion pr...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Dual-screen YotaPhone has a second shot at greatness
If you caught our review of the YotaPhone at the end of last year, you'll know we were cautious about recommending it -- in fact, we said it was probably safer to hold out for a second-gen device. We...
06:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Fujitsu plans to launch feel-o-vision haptic tablets by 2015
Back in 2012, we were all excited at the idea of haptic technology -- touch screens that fool you into thinking that you can feel what's on display. As quickly as we saw Senseg and NEC's implementati...
05:01 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Lenovo outs three budget phones, we go hands-on (video)
As it promised, Lenovo became a manufacturer of US smartphones when it purchased Motorola for $3 billion -- instantly. Meanwhile, it's still producing its own models for Asia, and just announced a tr...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget SanDisk's 128GB microSD card holds 24 hours of HD video
SanDisk just took the wraps off of its new 128GB Ultra microSD card. On sale today for your favorite microSDXC-enabled phone or tablet, the card offers twice the storage of current cards, making it t...
04:31 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget MediaTek's latest processor brings 64-bit to mid-range smartphones
You won't have to fork over a lot of cash to get a 64-bit smartphone this year -- at least, not if MediaTek can help it. The company has just unveiled the MT6732 (not shown here), a system-on-chip ai...
04:00 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Alcatel introduces Pop S series of budget-friendly LTE phones
After seeing Alcatel OneTouch announce a series of mid-range Idol phones and a lower-cost fitness-centric phone yesterday, a family of budget devices may not seem quite as... cool. Regardless, the co...
03:04 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Crowdfunded Veronica Mars movie will hit theaters and your living room simultaneously
It wasn't enough that the Veronica Mars film turned the standard studio model upside down by going to Kickstarter for its funds. Now word is that the feature length Kristen Bell vehicle will be avail...
02:25 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Mike Judge's upcoming HBO comedy 'Silicon Valley' gets its first trailer (video)
You can add tech to the list of topics -- Hollywood stardom, cable news, Westeros -- HBO is diving behind the scenes on, as its new series Silicon Valley will debut in April. Mike Judge, who brought ...
01:54 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Robot research firm Willow Garage closes its doors
Rumors of Willow Garage's death may have been very premature, but they've come true all the same. Businessweek reports that company founder Scott Hassan shut down the robotics research pioneer in Jan...
12:59 am -05 - Mon, February 24, 2014
Engadget Firefox OS getting interface revamp, lots of spit and polish
Firefox OS is still very young and about to endure something of a growth spurt. In the coming months Mozilla's fledgling mobile platform will see a pretty dramatic reinvention of its UI. A core piece...
11:32 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget HP's Pavillion x360 touchscreen convertible laptop hands-on (video)
HP just announced its Pavillion x360 convertible laptop, and was in the mood to show it off here at MWC 2014 along with its gigantic new VoiceTab phones. As we noticed earlier, the new devices bear a...
11:32 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with HP's Pavillion x360 touchscreen convertible laptop (video)
HP just announced its Pavillion x360 convertible laptop, and was in the mood to show it off here at MWC 2014 along with its gigantic new VoiceTab phones. As we noticed earlier, the new devices bear a...
11:01 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Facebook acquires WhatsApp, tablet buyer's guide and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
10:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Breaking down fitness trackers, Magic Mouse alternatives, 4K projectors 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...
09:05 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Google and LG are reportedly working together on an Android smartwatch
Rumors of a Google-powered smartwatch just got a little more tangible -- both CNET and the Wall Street Journal claim that the search firm is teaming up with LG to make the Android-based wristwear. We...
08:21 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with HP's peculiar pair of VoiceTab smartphones
HP turned a few heads when it revealed it would re-enter the high-stakes smartphone market with a pair of voice tablets. The company confirmed the VoiceTabs' existence just after the curtain fell on ...
08:21 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with HP's peculiar pair of oversized VoiceTab smartphones
HP turned a few heads when it revealed it would re-enter the high-stakes smartphone market with a pair of voice tablets. The company confirmed the VoiceTabs' existence just after the curtain fell on ...
07:54 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Catch our Nokia MWC 2014 event liveblog Monday at 2:30AM ET!
Now that Nokia is merely one of Microsoft's tentacles, it would be pretty weird if it finally introduced an Android phone, right? Well, that's exactly what's about to happen, according to a spate of ...
07:52 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Ford reportedly dropping Windows in favor of QNX for next-gen Sync software
Forget the fact that Ford CEO Alan Mulally was reportedly a contender for the Microsoft CEO job: the two companies have long had a cozy relationship, with Ford using Windows to power its in-car Sync ...
07:11 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Mozilla aiming for a $25 smartphone with new chip partner Spreadtrum
Spreadtrum certainly isn't a household name in the US, but Mozilla is less concerned with brand recognition than it is with delivering an ultra-cheap handset. The two companies have announced a new p...
06:51 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's improved Yoga Tablet 10 HDPlus launches with a new app suite (hands-on)
While Lenovo's original Yoga Tablet had marathon-like battery endurance, an interesting design and a good price, it also had the muscle of a marathon runner, thanks to weak specs. However, the compan...
06:35 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Amazon rival Newegg heading to the UK in March
One of the busiest online electronics stores in the US is about to open for business in Europe, including the UK. Newegg expects to start trading at the end of March, although we're told it'll be a r...
06:07 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Netflix coughs up cash to solve Comcast traffic woes
Comcast should see its ranking in Netflix's speed report begin to recover after the two reached an agreement that reportedly has the streaming giant paying the provider directly to ensure more bandwi...
06:07 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Netflix deal with Comcast sends its traffic -- and money -- directly to the ISP instead of middlemen
Comcast should see its ranking in Netflix's speed report begin to recover after the two reached an agreement that reportedly has the streaming giant paying the provider directly to ensure more bandwi...
05:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Texas Instruments shrinks its HD DLP Pico projector chip down to 0.3-inches
We wouldn't say that smartphone projectors have exactly caught fire, Samsung's Galaxy Beam notwithstanding. Part of the problem is the extra bulk required by pico projector components, which is where...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget HP's Pavilion x360 convertible has a low price, decidedly Yoga-like design
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Lenovo ought to be tickled right now. HP just announced the 11-inch Pavilion x360, and it takes more than a few cues from Lenovo's iconic Yoga design. ...
05:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget HP intros the ProPad 600 tablet, updates the existing ElitePad with LTE and a sharper screen
No, it's not exciting as HP copying Lenovo's Yoga design, but hey, tablet news is still news. In addition to launching a consumer laptop, Hewlett-Packard is using Mobile World Congress to unveil a co...
04:43 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i is an iOS 7 controller with Xbox heritage (hands-on)
Best known for its range of console and PC gaming accessories, Mad Catz has made huge strides over the past year to cater for mobile gamers. After it launched its M.O.J.O. Android gaming console in J...
04:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Orange's Gova smartphone promises fast LTE on a budget
We don't normally think of Orange's smartphones as quick, but we'll have to make an exception for the carrier's just-unveiled Gova. The 4.5-inch, Android 4.3-toting handset is the provider's first wi...
04:25 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Huawei's first Firefox OS phone, the Y300
The Y300 marks Huawei's first entry into the world of Firefox OS. But unlike ZTE's Open C, this device runs FFOS 1.1 -- not the latest 1.3 build with its focus on stability. Regardless, the Y300 look...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget The 'first electronic person' was a box on wheels
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.Some humans have enough trouble navigating...
03:34 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with ZTE's Open C: a 4-inch Firefox OS 1.3 device
We knew the Open C was coming before the start of Mobile World Congress because, well, ZTE spilled the beans on it early. And here at Mozilla's press event, we're finally getting a first look at the ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Alcatel shows off new Firefox OS devices, including its first with LTE
It's been a year since we first got a glimpse of Firefox OS at MWC 2013, and unsurprisingly we're already seeing some more models show up once again in Barcelona. This time around, Alcatel is making ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: DIY velomobile, Lego braille printer and a supercharged anode battery
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.Sure, 3D printers can create everything from jewelry to en...
02:46 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget LG's L Series III budget smartphones (hands-on)
We just caught our first glimpse of LG's L Series III mid- to low-range smartphones, and though they weren't the stars of LG's MWC 2014 event (that would be LG's G Pro 2), at least it's trying to do ...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei brings LTE Cat 4 to affordable Ascend G6 smartphone and MediaPad M1 tablet
This year's all about LTE Cat 4 for Huawei, which is why it's pushing this faster 4G technology into both the high-end market as well as the lower price points, in order to help drive its network bus...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei's first smartband has a pop-out earpiece for voice calls
Huawei hasn't exactly been keeping quiet about its very own wearable device, so today's announcement of its TalkBand B1 should be no surprise to anyone. As shown in the earlier leaks, it has a 1.4-in...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei MediaPad X1 is the lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet, plus it's also a phone (video)
Does the world need bigger smartphones? Huawei answers this question at MWC with the launch of its MediaPad X1, a 7-inch Android tablet that lets you make phone calls. As ridiculous as it sounds, thi...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei's first smartband has a pop-out earpiece for voice calls (hands-on)
Huawei hasn't exactly been keeping quiet about its very own wearable device, so today's announcement of its TalkBand B1 should be no surprise to anyone. As shown in the earlier leaks, it has a 1.4-in...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei MediaPad X1 is the lightest and narrowest 7-inch tablet, plus it's a phone (video)
Does the world need bigger smartphones? Huawei answers this question at MWC with the launch of its MediaPad X1, a 7-inch Android tablet that lets you make phone calls. As ridiculous as it sounds, thi...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei brings new super-fast LTE tech to affordable Ascend G6 smartphone and MediaPad M1 tablet
This year's all about LTE Cat 4 for Huawei, which is why it's pushing this faster 4G technology into both the high-end market as well as the lower price points, in order to help drive its network bus...
02:15 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Huawei's first smartband has a pop-out earpiece for voice calls (video)
Huawei hasn't exactly been keeping quiet about its very own wearable device, so today's announcement of its TalkBand B1 should be no surprise to anyone. As shown in the earlier leaks, it has a 1.4-in...
01:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Tune in live for Samsung's 'Unpacked 5' event tomorrow at 2PM EST!
Here on the ground in Barcelona, Samsung's got a big banner just outside Mobile World Congress' main hall inviting us to "Meet the next Galaxy." And we're pretty sure that's confirmation of the rumor...
12:54 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Microsoft announces new Windows Phone hardware partners, including LG and Lenovo
Microsoft is on a roll at its MWC event today. Shortly after announcing updates to Windows and Windows Phone, the company also told us that it's now trying to make its mobile platform more flexible f...
12:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Microsoft: Windows Phone 8.1 will come with more hardware support and is backwards-compatible
Microsoft has made a few announcements related to Windows Phone 8.1 this afternoon in Barcelona. While we don't expect to see the new update in its entirety until April, we got at least a few satisfy...
12:45 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget We'll be live from Sony's MWC 2014 press event tomorrow at 2AM EST!
If history is any indication, then we have a sneaking suspicion Sony could be using this year's Mobile World Congress as a showcase for its next, great Xperia Tablet. More specifically, it could be t...
12:40 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with LG's G2 mini
Just because it's smaller and has the same branding, that doesn't mean LG's G2 mini is anything like its elder namesake. It's just borrowing a bit of the G2's tech halo, is all. With a 4.7-inch, 960 ...
12:36 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with the LG G Pro 2
Knock, knock. Excuse us, we're just unlocking LG's new G Pro 2 with some light taps from our fist. Yes, the Korean company's showing off its 5.9-inch flagship here at Mobile World Congress and its on...
12:36 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with the LG G Pro 2 (video)
Knock, knock. Excuse us, we're just unlocking LG's new G Pro 2 with some light taps from our fist. Yes, the Korean company's showing off its 5.9-inch flagship here at Mobile World Congress and its on...
12:34 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger coming to Windows Phone in the coming weeks
Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore made an announcement that will come as a solid addition to the Windows Phone app ecosystem: Facebook Messenger will be making its way to the platform sometime in the next fe...
12:34 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger coming to Windows Phone in the next few weeks
Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore made an announcement that will come as a solid addition to the Windows Phone app ecosystem: Facebook Messenger will be making its way to the platform sometime in the next fe...
12:20 pm -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Update to Windows 8.1 coming this spring with more hardware options, benefits for non-touch users
We may be at a mobile show this week, but Microsoft is making some announcements on the Windows side. VP Joe Belfiore, at an event this afternoon, has announced that an update is coming to Windows 8....
11:49 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Acer's Liquid series: hands-on with the new E3 and Z4
Last week, Acer announced its latest budget smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress, and as expected those devices are making an appearance at the show. We guessed that the 199 ($275) Liquid E3 is...
08:48 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Bing search results now show key events in famous people's lives
Whether you use Bing or Google, you're surely used to that box on the right side of the screen -- you know, the one that gives you quick facts about whatever it is you're searching for, whether it be...
05:59 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget SoundHound now lets you make Spotify playlists from discovered music, but only on iOS
Generally speaking, getting an earworm out of your head is a two-step process: figure out what the song is (if you don't know already), and then listen to it over and over until you never want to hea...
04:00 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Alcatel introduces Idol 2 series to take on midrange competition
Alcatel OneTouch is slowly but surely climbing the ranks of the smartphone world, having evolved from a line of low-end featurephones and smartphones just a couple years ago to a more established bra...
04:00 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit is a 'wearable' smartphone with a bundle of accessories
In the era of phablets, it's rather odd to see a company launching a 2.8-inch device, let alone calling it a "wearable" smartphone. Meet the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit, a little QVGA 3G phone that cost...
03:31 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget How would you change Motorola's RAZR i?
Here's how it is: Intel is king of the PC hill, but in smartphones and tablets, you're more likely to be using an ARM chip. For a tech behemoth to be beaten by a tiny firm in Cambridge is unacceptabl...
02:00 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Samsung Gear 2 smartwatches coming in April with Tizen OS and better battery life
Even in an industry known for evolving at an impossibly quick pace, it's rare for a product to be replaced in just five months. If you've read our review of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch, however,...
01:09 am -05 - Sun, February 23, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone's Office Lens app wants to replace your scanner
Need a quick and dirty copy of a receipt, document or restaurant menu? Your smartphone's camera can make a rough facsimile -- but Microsoft thinks that it can do better. According to a Windows Phone ...
11:32 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget IRL: Singtrix karaoke machine
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. When the Si...
10:10 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Waze for Windows Phone 8 promises not to drain your battery anymore
Windows Phone 8 fans got a pleasant surprise when social GPS app Waze arrived on the Marketplace after Google snapped it up. That's why it's such a shame that it caused massive battery drain issues f...
09:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget WhatsApp experiencing global outage
No, it's not just you. WhatsApp, the popular messaging service just bought by Facebook, has been down for about two hours. The company confirmed the outage via its Twitter account, and we've been rec...
09:01 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget WhatsApp experiencing global outage (update: service restored)
No, it's not just you. WhatsApp, the popular messaging service just bought by Facebook, has been down for about two hours. The company confirmed the outage via its Twitter account, and we've been rec...
08:58 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 review: a tablet that proves bigger isn't always better
How do you fit 12.2 inches of tablet into your life? That's a question I'm sure Samsung must have pondered at some point before greenlighting its Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, a device that stretches the upp...
07:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget We're live from Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona!
We're embarked upon the capital of Catalonia, where warm and sunny days are a stark contrast to the chilly snows we experienced last year. But we're happy to brave it for the opportunity to see the l...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Engadget's smartphone buyer's guide: winter 2014 edition
You don't need to cast bones or read entrails to know that smartphones arrive in predictable cycles. February, home of Mobile World Congress, is likely to see the launch of new handsets from heavy hi...
03:04 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Apple and Samsung headed for another patent trial in March after failing to reach a settlement
It's back to court for Apple and Samsung. After an attempt at settling their latest patent dispute, the two companies will begin another trial in March, according to a filing with the US district cou...
02:18 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Facebook starts testing Highlights, a feed that shows only important life events
For some people, Facebook's latest iOS update doesn't only come with bug fixes in tow, it also replaces Requests with the experimental People section. According to TechCrunch, three tabs reside withi...
01:14 pm -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable will come in two models, according to fuzzy leaked images
It definitely looks like a new Galaxy Gear. There's definitely two of them and... that's most of what we can discern from what appear to be some cannily sniffed-out thumbnails from, well, somewhere. ...
08:36 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget HTC One KitKat update finally hitting T-Mobile and AT&T
We aren't far from HTC One owners on every major US carrier having access to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. T-Mobile's over-the-air update is rolling out now, and AT&T's will be out "soon," according to H...
04:22 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Microsoft is cutting Windows prices to compete with Android and Chrome OS
At present, it's tricky to make Windows PCs that cost as little as basic Android tablets and Chromebooks. While Microsoft charges vendors $50 to use Windows, Google often gives its software away. The...
02:18 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication
Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7...
02:18 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication (update: OS X possibly affected)
Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7...
02:18 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication (update: OS X affected)
Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7...
02:18 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Apple quietly issues iOS update to patch faulty SSL authentication (update 2: OS X patch coming)
Is that an iPhone in your pocket? Then you'd better pull it out, dive into the settings menu and check for updates: there may be an important patch waiting for you. Apple has quietly pushed out iOS 7...
01:47 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: the future of the smartwatch, MWC 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...
12:21 am -05 - Sat, February 22, 2014
Engadget Tablet deals of the week: 2.21.14
If you've taken a look at our winter 2014 tablet buyer's guide, you now have a good idea of what slates you should be buying. With many purchases, price can be a sticking point, but thanks to our pri...
11:47 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Samsung and UCSF create a research space for mobile health tech
Samsung has been developing its own mobile health technology, but it knows that it can't do everything; there are plenty of entrepreneurs that have their own clever ideas. To help get those projects ...
11:01 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget BBM beta now offers stickers, because that's really what it needs to catch up
Good news! BlackBerry has finally figured out how BBM will pose a threat to messaging giants like WhatsApp. It's... stickers. Yes, of all the things the company could do to improve its chat app, it's...
10:37 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget LinkedIn now allows you to block other users
The ability to block people on social networks seems like a basic idea, but that's one thing LinkedIn didn't have prior to today. Now, thanks to a new (and aptly-named) Member Blocking feature, Linke...
10:13 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget The original Legend of Zelda goes first-person for Oculus Rift demo
What happens when you cross Being John Malkovich with NES classic The Legend of Zelda? You get the terrifying Oculus Rift demo seen in video below the break. The mod is currently just the game's over...
09:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Oppo N1 review: an Android swivel camera that could use a bit of polish
If our articles have been tagged properly, the first mention of Oppo on Engadget dates back to August 2005. No one would have thought that this then-fledgling DVD player manufacturer -- a spin-off fr...
09:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Oppo N1 review: a camera phone that puts selfies first
If our articles have been tagged properly, the first mention of Oppo on Engadget dates back to August 2005. No one would have thought that this then-fledgling DVD player manufacturer -- a spin-off fr...
09:45 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Oppo N1 review: a cameraphone that puts selfies first
If our articles have been tagged properly, the first mention of Oppo on Engadget dates back to August 2005. No one would have thought that this then-fledgling DVD player manufacturer -- a spin-off fr...
09:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 385 - 2.21.14
Gaming has been scoring big in the headlines lately and Ben Gilbert's been paying attention. The studio that brought you BioShock Infinite has been dissolved and Doom 4 becomes 'Doom' all over again ...
09:19 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Your Facebook privacy settings will now live on after you pass
It's not a topic we discuss often here, but if you're active online, you may (or may not, ultimately) be concerned with how your data is handled after you die. On Facebook, accounts can be "memoriali...
08:54 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Netflix's internet provider claims Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner are causing streaming bottlenecks
In the ongoing he said/she said saga surrounding Netflix streaming potentially being throttled, we've got a new, potentially volatile piece of information: the CEO of the company that provides Netfli...
08:54 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Netflix's internet provider claims Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner are causing streaming bottlenecks (update)
In the ongoing he said/she said saga surrounding Netflix streaming potentially being throttled, we've got a new, potentially volatile piece of information: The CEO of the company that provides Netfli...
08:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget Live in 2014: bringing gadgets and geeks together in a city near you! (maybe)
2013 was a banner year for our fledgling series of gadget get-togethers, Engadget Live. Now that 2014 is here, we're running it back with a slate of events across the country that'll be better than e...
08:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget BufferBox to close its locker service soon, shifting focus to Google Shopping products
Nearly a year and a half after being acquired by Google, BufferBox is finally planning to shut down its delivery lockers. In a blog post, BufferBox states that closing the standalone service was a pr...
07:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Fitbit halts sales of the Force fitness tracker due to skin irritation issues, recalls existing units
It wasn't just an unnamed Engadget editor who got a rash after using the Fitbit Force. Turns out, the fitness band has been causing lots of people skin irritation. So many, in fact, that the company ...
07:22 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Fitbit halts sales of the Force fitness tracker due to skin-irritation issues, recalls existing units
It wasn't just an unnamed Engadget editor who got a rash after using the Fitbit Force. Turns out, the fitness band has been causing lots of people skin irritation. So many, in fact, that the company ...
07:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Verizon completes buyout of Vodafone's stake in its cellphone business
After 14 years of partnership, Verizon now has full control over its cellphone business. The telecom giant has officially completed its buyout of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, givi...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Mobile World Congress 2014: What to expect at the biggest mobile show on Earth
If you care about the latest smartphones, you need to pay attention to Mobile World Congress. The annual show will be held in Barcelona next week, and it's going to be filled to the brim with handset...
06:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Here's an early look at Google Project Tango's indoor mapping abilities
Yesterday Google announced Project Tango, a prototype smartphone with a sophisticated 3D sensing system for mapping and tracking your surroundings. One day later, we've already got a sneak peek at th...
05:34 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Nokia Here Maps coming to all Windows 8.1 devices
Have you looked on with envy as friends with Lumia 2520 tablets use Here Maps to navigate around city streets? You won't have to for much longer. Nokia has revealed that it's bringing the mapping sof...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Smartwatches are dumb, but they don't have to be
If recent trends are any indication, there are two roads that lie ahead for smartwatches and the companies foisting them upon us: the all-you-can-eat, tracker + smartphone approach and the single-min...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Another week, another several billion dollars changes hands. Between Facebook's huge buy-in on WhatsApp, and Candy Crush creator King's plans to go public, it's a big week for the one percent. How th...
03:41 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Sprint launches WiFi calling, but only on two Samsung phones for now
We heard rumors that Sprint was going to take a cue from T-Mobile and launch its own WiFi calling service. Well, it looks like those earlier reports were spot-on: Sprint today announced WiFi calling ...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Tegra Note 7 tablet to get an LTE refresh, early adopters pick up KitKat update
Itching for a Tegra-powered gaming device, but insist on a slate with LTE support? You're in luck: NVIDIA is building a tablet just for you. Today the company announced the Tegra Note 7 LTE, a $299 v...
12:42 pm -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Sailfish to invade Android devices first by launcher, then full firmware assault
There's a certain glamor to new mobile platforms that offer something different from established players, but nobody wants to spend hundreds on a new device just for a dabble. For those intrigued by ...
11:22 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Oppo's 2K-ready Find 7 makes first appearance, lets you swap batteries
Remember when Chinese smartphone outfit Oppo promised two versions of its Find 7 handset? The first of the pair has just passed through China's telecoms regulator, spec list in tow. Sadly, this isn't...
10:32 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget White House offers new web tools to help fight patent trolls
The White House isn't relying solely on legislative measures to try and curb patent trolls; it's also giving the trolls' targets some online resources to defend themselves. To start, it just launched...
09:04 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Rogers lets Canadians upgrade phones with no money down, plus a few catches
Where American carriers go, so goeth their Canadian counterparts. Rogers has revealed an upcoming Next program that, like its AT&T parallel, will let early adopters get new phones every 12 months...
07:40 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Lovefilm Instant becomes Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK
Lovefilm Instant subscribers, prepare yourself for a welcome change. After three years flying under its own flag, the UK movie streaming service will become part of Amazon's Prime subscription on Feb...
07:36 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Huawei's Media Pad X1 leaks with calling capabilities and smart cover
A few cats have escaped from Huawei's bag ahead of Mobile World Conference, namely images of its 7-inch MediaPad X1 and mid-range Ascend G6 handset. A Chinese Weibo site nabbed live pics of the Media...
07:00 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Opera's Sponsored Web Pass gives you free mobile internet if you watch an ad
Did you know that people like free stuff? Opera knows, which is why it's now launching an ad-supported version of its Web Pass platform. Mobile operators can now easily take advantage of this tool to...
06:35 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Oculus is running short on dev kits due to nearly-extinct components
While you're still dreaming of the day you can put on an Oculus VR headset and become a space accountant, devs have long been able to buy a starter kit for their projects. Any dev who doesn't have it...
05:37 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Google offers its help to monitor deforestation in near-real-time (video)
Google is no stranger to humanitarian work, and its latest effort is helping keep an unflinching eye on the world's trees. For its part in the Global Forest Watch, the search giant is providing tech ...
04:49 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Volkswagen's Golf GTE is the fast plug-in hybrid you might actually buy
There aren't many quick plug-in hybrids with reasonable price tags, but Volkswagen may just lower the cost of eco-friendly performance with its newly unveiled Golf GTE. The hot hatchback mates a 148H...
03:53 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Microsoft is hand-picking users to test Xbox One's next software update
Ahead of Xbox One's second spring update Microsoft is inviting a handful of gamers to test the patch's mutiplayer features. As Major Nelson tells it, the invite process starts today and if picked, yo...
03:13 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget LG's curvy G Flex smartphone is coming to Canada through Rogers
Canadians have been left out of the curved smartphone frenzy so far, but they'll soon learn what all the fuss is about: LG has announced that the G Flex is coming to Canada as a Rogers exclusive this...
02:19 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget This awkward wearable might be Huawei's upcoming smartwatch
Look, the truth is most smartwatches just aren't that stylish. Take for example the clunky wearable in this pic, which might actually be one of Huawei's upcoming devices. A Huawei exec has posted thi...
01:33 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget US military tries using small electric jolts to keep soldiers awake
Soldiers don't have many options for overcoming sleep deprivation outside of a good cup of coffee. If the Air Force Research Laboratory's experiments prove successful, though, troops may rely on tiny...
12:47 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Facebook buys WhatsApp, tablet buyer's guide and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
12:00 am -05 - Fri, February 21, 2014
Engadget YouTube makes finding and following others' playlists easier, debuts new card design for the web
We figured changes would be afoot after Susan Wojcicki (former chief ad guru at Google) became the head of YouTube, and it turns out, the first ones made since she got the job are all about playlists...
11:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Volvo tests grocery delivery to connected cars instead of your home
We've seen connected cars do a lot of things, and now they could save those precious minutes you spend at a drive-thru pickup or the hassle of missing a FedEx stop. At Mobile World Congress, Volvo is...
10:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Steve Jobs will go postal with commemorative stamp in 2015
Soon you'll be able to celebrate the life of tech icon Steve Jobs in a new analog way: by sending snail mail. The U.S. Postal Service has approved a commemorative stamp honoring the Apple co-founder ...
10:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget US Postal Service plans a Steve Jobs commemorative stamp in 2015
Soon you'll be able to celebrate the life of tech icon Steve Jobs in a new analog way: by sending snail mail. The U.S. Postal Service has approved a commemorative stamp honoring the Apple co-founder ...
10:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Battery production, design modifications delay Tesla's Model X SUV another year
During an interview with Bloomberg prior to Tesla's earnings call yesterday, CEO Elon Musk discussed a few interesting tidbits. The most significant revelation is that the Model X SUV, which was firs...
10:01 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Archos intros 8-inch Helium 4G tablet, octa-core Oxygen smartphone ahead of MWC
Even though Mobile World Congress 2014 doesn't officially kick off until February 24th, Archos has gone ahead and revealed some products it will be bringing to the event. For starters, there's the 80...
09:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget HTC's new flagship gets approved by the FCC
At this point, the followup to HTC's One flagship is a lock for late March, and we've even been blessed with leaks that show off what the phone, codenamed M8, looks like. Now the device has made its ...
09:13 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Apple brings two-step verification for Apple ID to more countries
After discovering a huge security hole last year, Apple added an extra layer of protection for Apple ID and iCloud users in the form of two-step verification. Today it's making the important security...
08:44 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Nokia dives into game development with Modern Mayor for Windows Phone
It looks like Nokia has added game development to its repertoire as the handset maker released free-to-play Modern Mayor for WP8 Lumia devices today. The title tasks players with the mission of savin...
08:21 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Former HTC execs equip latest Kazam budget phone with LTE
Say hi to the Kazam Thunder 4.5L Android smartphone. It's an LTE-enabled follow-up to the original low-cost Thunder (without the "squared" sign) that launched in Europe last year. The brainchild of t...
07:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Dell to be the first PC maker to adopt a wireless charging standard
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) has just added a major player to its membership roster: Dell. This marks the first time a big PC maker has come forward to support a wireless charging standard,...
07:54 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Dell could incorporate wireless charging in future devices
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) has just added a major player to its membership roster: Dell. This marks the first time a big PC maker has come forward to support a wireless charging standard,...
07:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Google's Project Tango is a smartphone with sensors to map the world around you
Google's just announced Project Tango, an Android smartphone prototype equipped with Kinect-like 3D sensors. Unlike other 3D-sensing devices including the Kinect, the Project Tango prototype includes...
07:07 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana reportedly borrows the best of Siri and Google Now
At this point it's a forgone conclusion that Microsoft is going to enter the digital assistant space in order to keep pace with Android and iOS. Its offering, code named Cortana (after a Halo charact...
06:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget 5TB hard drives are here, shipping now in LaCie's five-bay NAS
25 terabytes of storage in a single standalone cube? That's now possible, thanks to Seagate's new 5TB hard drive. You can pair the LaCie 5big Network 2 five-bay NAS with up to five individual 5-terab...
06:45 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget 5TB hard drives are here, shipping now in select LaCie products
25 terabytes of storage in a single standalone cube? That's now possible, thanks to Seagate's new 5TB hard drive. You can pair the LaCie 5big Network 2 five-bay NAS Thunderbolt series with up to five...
06:22 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Xbox One Media Remote arrives in early March for $25
That didn't take long. Scarcely a week after the Xbox One Media Remote briefly surfaced at a Canadian retailer, Microsoft has made it official. As expected, the peripheral lets you navigate videos mo...
05:58 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR team up on 120 Sports, a 24-hour streaming video channel
Not to be outdone by the NFL, other major sports leagues in the US are combining efforts to launch a digital network of their own. Dubbed 120 Sports, the newly announced channel is a collaboration be...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Which Android phones win at gaming?
A simple kind of happiness reigns in the world of mobile gaming. The app stores are brimming over with four-star ratings; popular titles are making billions of dollars for their creators; and folks o...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Engadget's tablet buyer's guide: winter 2014 edition
The tablet landscape is changing rapidly. It's now relatively trivial to find a cheap, full-featured Windows slate, and we've seen a number of smaller models that still manage to pack plenty of power...
04:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Oral-B smart toothbrush will make sure you're following your dentist's advice
Two can play the smartphone-savvy toothbrush game, it seems. Procter & Gamble tells Reuters that it's releasing an Oral-B toothbrush (not pictured here) that, like its Kolibree rival, will talk t...
04:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget New Google WiFi app could automatically log you into Starbucks and other public hotspots
Google is working on a new WiFi app that could take a lot of the drudgery out of accessing public hotspots. According to our sources, the search giant has built Android and iOS versions of an app tha...
04:03 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget New Google WiFi app could automatically log you into Starbucks and other private hotspots
Google is working on a new WiFi app that could take a lot of the drudgery out of accessing wireless hotspots. According to our sources, the search giant has built Android and iOS versions of an app t...
03:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Google reportedly offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion
While WhatsApp just agreed to a $19 billion acquisition deal with Facebook, the social network wasn't the first to approach the messaging service with a very generous proposal. According to Forbes, G...
03:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Google reportedly offered to acquire WhatsApp for $10 billion (update)
While WhatsApp just agreed to a $19 billion acquisition deal with Facebook, the social network wasn't the first to approach the messaging service with a very generous proposal. According to Forbes, G...
03:11 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Glove's new Android app finds the best cellphone carrier near you
Finding a reliable cellphone carrier is tricky when even a regional performance test can't prove that you'll get a good signal in your neighborhood. That's where Glove's new Android beta comes into p...
02:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Camera 2 ships next month for $450
Looking to pick up Samsung's much-improved Galaxy Camera 2? The 16-megapixel Android-powered shooter can be yours next month for $450. The device includes Jelly Bean under the hood, and unlike what w...
01:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Fleksy ramps up iOS keyboard app integration as SDK exits private beta
Fleksy unveiled its first SDK for iOS in December of last year, finally bringing a third-party keyboard to iOS for the first time ever -- as long as it was integrated into the app, of course. After a...
01:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Fleksy opens its iOS SDK to all, could lead to wider adoption of the alternative keyboard
After a couple of months of testing and feedback, Fleksy announced today that its SDK for iOS has exited its private beta and is now ready for adoption on a much larger scale. Indeed, this means that...
01:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Fleksy opens its SDK to all, could lead to wider adoption of alternative keyboard on iOS
After a couple of months of testing and feedback, Fleksy announced today that its SDK for iOS has exited its private beta and is now ready for adoption on a much larger scale. Indeed, this means that...
01:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Valve's 'Free to Play' is a documentary about pro-gaming's first million-dollar tourney (video)
For many, words like "MOBA" and "Dota 2" might sound more like random collections of letters than a massively popular gaming genre and game, respectively. Valve, Dota 2's developer, wants to educate ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Broadcom's new chip brings GPS to smartwatches without killing the battery
Mobile World Congress kicks off next week, so it's high time that the behind the scenes players showed off what'll linger beneath the aluminum and Gorilla Glass of next-generation devices. Broadcom i...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Waze navigation app now reads destinations from iOS and Android calendars
Google-owned Waze updated its navigation app for iOS and Android just before the new year, improving the user experience with all manner of tweaks. Evidently, it neglected to add one specific feature...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget CMT Artists is an iPhone app designed specially for country music lovers
Viacom knows it has to spread the love equally amongst its properties, as any great parent company would do. In this particular scenario, it means releasing a new music discovery app for Country Musi...
12:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Sony laser pico projector module beams out focus-free HD images
If your presentation audience is noticing pixels, then projector resolution may be the least of your problems. Nevertheless, Sony's just introduced a new pico module that'll allow manufacturers to bu...
12:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Garmin's Fenix 2 GPS watch can track your sporting life and talk to your phone
Garmin's original Fenix GPS watch was nearly a one-trick pony -- it could guide you through a hiking trip or a long run, but not much more. The company's newly unveiled Fenix 2 is considerably more t...
11:30 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Google opens official Chromecast support forum
Trying to figure out how to get your Chromecast TV widget to play nice with your Android thingymabob, or how to hook it into your own app? The usual AV or developer forums might help, but there's not...
10:29 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Make the world your instrument with Mogees and a smartphone (video)
It's been awhile since we heard from the Mogees camp, but the device has finally hit Kickstarter. As a refresher, Mogees is a musical tool that uses a special mic to pick up surface vibrations and tr...
09:24 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft rebrands Office Web Apps as Office Online because it's an online version of Office
Use Office Web Apps much? Us neither, which is probably why Microsoft's answer to Google Docs felt it needed a makeover. Following SkyDrive's recent rebrand to OneDrive, Office Web Apps has received ...
09:14 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget eBay snags a startup that helps you try clothes on virtually
Buying clothes online while you're lazing around in your underwear is a wonderful thing, but the tricky part is figuring out if that ironic t-shirt really flatters your figure. That's why eBay just b...
08:01 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Acer's Liquid E3 smartphone will go up against the bargain Moto G
While Acer has made some hay in Europe with low-spec smartphones, its latest budget models are launching into a whole 'nother market. For instance, the €199 ($275) Liquid E3 now has to contend w...
07:08 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Tinder security flaw exposed users' exact locations for several months
Have you been using Tinder (an iOS/Android dating app that shows pictures of users in your area) these past months to try and find the one? Well, if you're deathly scared of stalkers, you might want ...
06:19 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Aereo strikes out in Utah, preliminary injunction shuts down local service
All good things come to an end: despite largely winning the war over its right to rebroadcast OTA TV signals over the internet, Aereo just lost its first major battle. The US District Court of Utah h...
05:30 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget HTC's new smartwatch rumored to debut next week with Qualcomm guts
Remember when HTC's Cher Wang said that his company solved the smartwatch battery life conundrum? Rumor has it the answer was Mirasol. According to Bloomberg sources, the company is preparing to unve...
05:30 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget HTC's new smartwatch may be previewed next week with Qualcomm guts
Remember when HTC's Cher Wang said that his company solved the smartwatch battery life conundrum? Rumor has it the answer was Mirasol. According to Bloomberg sources, the company is preparing to shar...
04:05 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Homeland Security reconsiders plans for a national license plate recognition database
Homeland Security has decided it doesn't need a database of everyone's license plates after all -- at least not yet. Law enforcement officials across the country are already using license plate reade...
03:47 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Ubuntu's first phones, Lumia Icon 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...
02:28 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Why did Facebook spend $19 billion on a messaging app? (video)
WhatsApp is a voice and text instant messaging platform with apps for most every smartphone OS. It provides free service for the first year and costs a dollar annually after that. Why then, did Faceb...
02:28 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Why did Facebook spend $19 billion on a messaging app?
WhatsApp is a voice and text instant messaging platform with apps for most every smartphone OS. It provides free service for the first year and costs a dollar annually after that. Why then, did Faceb...
01:56 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile will give you $250 if you trade in your old BlackBerry for a new one
If you hadn't heard, BlackBerry chief John Chen isn't happy with T-Mobile -- he believes the carrier fired a shot across the bow when it enticed BlackBerry users to switch phones in a recent promotio...
01:17 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget NYC's subway wireless will soon reach Grand Central Terminal and Queens
New Yorkers won't have to wait long to get internet access at some of the biggest commuting hubs in their fair city -- Transit Wireless has started the second phase of its subway wireless rollout. Th...
12:44 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Currents officially transitions to Google Play Newsstand with latest update
When Google Play Newsstand made its debut back in November, the folks in Mountain View let us know that Currents would be merged with the new app. Well, the day has come when Currents officially bite...
12:07 am -05 - Thu, February 20, 2014
Engadget Compare two generations of gaming across four platforms with Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Like so many games launching at the end of 2013 and throughout 2014, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes straddles both last generation (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3) and the current one we've just entered (...
11:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget The Supersmoker Bluetooth pairs an electronic cigarette with a speakerphone
We've been punked, right? This thing can't possibly actually exist. We've seen plenty of ridiculous inventions in our day, but a combination electronic cigarette and speakerphone? What the what? Acco...
11:08 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Researchers are working on a lie detector to sniff out false tweets
Sure, some less-than-true statements on Twitter are innocuous, but the social media network's vast audience means it has huge potential to spread inaccurate, even dangerous, information. Citing examp...
10:51 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget LinkedIn opens its blog publishing platform to everyone
A handful of big-shot professionals have long had the freedom to express themselves through LinkedIn's blogging platform, but most careerists have had to sit on the sidelines. Starting today, though,...
10:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Ustream starts a nonprofit program to back citizen journalists
Livestreaming is increasingly crucial to journalism -- in some cases, it's the only way to get around government censorship of TV broadcasts. With that in mind, Ustream is launching Ustream for Chang...
10:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Google's Russian rival offers free alternative apps and services on Android
Android is famed for being an open-source operating system. Well, kind of. Anyone can cruise and caress Android's code thanks to the AOSP, but if you want a package complete with Google's services --...
10:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Facebook to buy WhatsApp for $19 billion
The balance of power in the mobile messaging space is about to shift in a big way -- Facebook has just announced plans to acquire WhatsApp for the equivalent of $19 billion in cash and stock. The dea...
10:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 386 - 2.19.14
Updates, apps and mergers are piling up as we head deeper into 2014, leaving little room for idle chatter as Ben and Richard get down to business. The Comcast and Time Warner Cable deal is still reve...
09:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Google to hold its I/O 2014 conference on June 25th and 26th
Mark your calendars, everyone: Sundar Pichai has just announced that Google I/O 2014 will be held between June 25th and 26th at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Registration info and other detail...
09:21 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget MasterCard and Visa users may soon flip the switch on KitKat NFC payments
With a consumer reception that could be described as lukewarm at best, mobile payments haven't exactly been a raging success. Despite Google's efforts, Wallet failed to take off, while Isis also cont...
09:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Home theater deals of the week: 2.19.14
So you've splurged for that HDTV, and now it's time to outfit the rest of that home theater. You're in luck. Today's roundup of discounted tech offers both a pair of soundbar/subwoofer combos and two...
08:37 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Google Fiber explores bringing gigabit internet to 34 new cities
Google has only made plans to roll out gigabit internet access in three US cities so far, but it's not content with stopping there. The company is now exploring the feasibility of deploying Google Fi...
08:11 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Here's Windows Phone 8.1's notification center in action (video)
Windows Phone users have been waiting years to have all their notifications in one convenient place, and over the past few months, there have been multiple reports that a notification center will com...
07:53 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget New Google Maps is now rolling out to everyone's desktops
Google has been testing its major redesign of Google Maps' web interface for the better part of a year, and it's at last ready to bring the new look to everyone. The search giant has started rolling ...
07:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia Icon review: a big step forward for Windows Phone
When Nokia came out with the Lumia 1520, we were treated to a new side of Windows Phone. All of a sudden, Microsoft's smartphone OS had come of age; it was using the best available hardware specs and...
07:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Surface 2 tablet with AT&T-ready LTE passes through the FCC
Microsoft said that a Surface 2 with LTE was coming to AT&T early this year, and it now appears that this cellular-equipped Windows RT tablet is finally close to launch. The company has just rece...
06:58 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Spike supersonic business jet swaps windows for a wraparound live-view display
We're pretty excited about the Spike S-512 supersonic business jet, but this latest feature could potentially make a three-hour Mach 1.6 hop from New York to London a bit nerve-wracking for uneasy fl...
06:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Your carrier wants you to buy into early upgrades, but should you take the bait?
We get it. It's been a year since you got a new phone, and it doesn't have a Super Ultra HD screen, 80MP camera or fancy pants 50-core processor. You pine for the latest and greatest mobile toy, but ...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Apple's iTunes Festival is coming to the US, and you can stream it live
After seven years of hosting the iTunes Festival in the UK, Apple is at last bringing the concert series to the US for 2014. The music extravaganza will be held in Austin from March 11th through the ...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Switched On: The leader, the bleeder and the reader
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Sony recently bid farewell to three device categories. The long-struggling Japanese consumer electronics giant is sell...
04:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Ubuntu phones arriving in 2014 from Meizu and BQ Readers
Canonical is finally poised to enter the mobile market. After years of teases, promises and demos, the company has locked up the first two manufacturers of Ubuntu phones. Meizu and BQ Readers will be...
04:45 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Following court defeat by Verizon, the FCC will rework its net neutrality rules
More than a month after the bulk of its net neutrality rules were struck down in an appeals court case against Verizon, the FCC has announced that it will not appeal the ruling. The decision was a si...
04:10 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Amazon's virtual currency now works on Android phones and tablets
Since launching Amazon Coins in May 2013, the virtual currency was locked to Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet. Today, the shackles of exclusivity are being torn asunder, replaced by the inclusivity of the...
03:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA Titan Black cards bring much improved specs, even crazier prices
That's right, a thousand dollars is just the starting price for the new Titan Black, which surpasses and replaces the original $999 GTX Titan that came out last year. Thanks to a more overclock-frien...
03:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Doom 4 re-revealed as 'Doom,' beta access coming with new Wolfenstein
Remember Doom, the classic first-person shooter that invented a gaming genre? Though the franchise has taken some (considerable) time off in the past decade, the latest iteration is apparently not fa...
03:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Loop's mobile payment Fob now available online for iOS devices
When we were introduced to Loop in October, the mobile payments company was just launching its Kickstarter campaign. The idea was different than an NFC-based mobile payment service (such as Isis or G...
02:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget OnLive creator's next project could put an end to cellular reception woes
Remember Steve Perlman? The serial entrepreneur has moved on from OnLive's messy transition and launched an enterprise called Artemis, with the lofty goal of fixing the cellular congestion plaguing m...
01:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget 'All New' HTC One leaks again with a bright gold paint job
Is there anything that hasn't already been leaked about HTC's photography-focused successor to the One? Not much, except that we haven't seen publicity renders quite as detailed as the one just share...
12:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget LG's G2 mini is a smaller flagship by name, not by nature
LG's not left much to the imagination before this month's Mobile World Congress. After it confirmed the G Pro 2 last week, the Korean phone maker today officially announced a smaller version of its c...
11:15 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Arr Jim lad: Nokia's Treasure Tags keep your phone and wallet within 50 paces of each other
Phone, wallet, wooden leg. That's the mental, if not physical, pat down today's urban pirate typically goes through as they leave the house. Nokia's Treasure Tag hopes to remove some of that anxiety....
09:54 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget BigRep's ONE can 3D print full-sized pieces of furniture
While consumer 3D printers are cheaper and more efficient than ever before, their small size often means designers are limited to creating hand-sized models and figurines. With the launch of its open...
08:01 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Microsoft intros monthly storage plans for OneDrive, Android app now does automatic camera backups
Nope, not SkyDrive -- OneDrive. In case you haven't heard, Microsoft's cloud storage service is going by a new name, and it's finally going into effect today; you should see in the upper-left corner ...
07:39 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Gionee's 5.5mm thick smartphone can make calls all day, slice tomatoes
Gionee's trying to stand out from the Huaweis and Oppos of smartphone-mad China with its new Elife S5.5, which it claims is the world's thinnest at 5.5mm. If so, that would edge out the 5.75mm Vivo X...
06:07 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Galaxy Gear might run Tizen instead of Android
Sure, the Tizen Association just welcomed new members, but the mobile platform is still having a tough start overall -- a Japanese carrier even canceled a Tizen smartphone release in January. So, Sam...
04:27 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Rinspeed imagines the Tesla Model S as a self-driving 'living room on wheels'
We've seen some pretty amazing concept cars come from Rinspeed in the past, but this one has to be one of our favorites. On display at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show early next month, the XchangE turns t...
03:11 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Google teaches Glass owners how to mind their manners
Google wants society to welcome Glass with open arms, but that hasn't proven to be easy when some early owners have run into trouble -- there's a real chance that one bad user could ruin the eyewear'...
01:59 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry Messenger now available to phones running Android 2.3
If you see BlackBerry announcing a million or so new users in the next few days, it's not because the company's finally seeing an increase in sales. It's because Alicia Keys' ex-employer has kept its...
01:27 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
It's Tuesday which means it's time for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:45PM. The big cable merger news finally got all official...
12:23 am -05 - Wed, February 19, 2014
Engadget Lenovo Yoga 2 11-inch now available, starting at $519
If you've been itching for a new convertible since CES last month, sales pages for Lenovo's refreshed Yoga line have started popping up online. Best Buy has the 11-inch Bay-Trail-equipped Yoga 2 list...
11:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Toy Fair wrap-up, laptop buyer's guide and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
10:45 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Kegbot makes creating an Android-controlled kegerator easy
The idea of a connected kegerator isn't anything new. We've seen quite a few startups build high-tech kegs -- even Google has gotten in on the action. Those projects, however, require quite a bit of ...
10:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Make your own clothes with this open source printer
Store-bought clothing can be expensive, but not everyone has the talent or patience to make their own attire. That may not be an issue if OpenKnit takes off, though. The open source platform combines...
09:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Showtime's Anytime app arrives on Roku
If you subscribe to Showtime, you'll now be able to watch Homeland on your Roku. Previously only available for mobile and desktop, the Showtime Anywhere app gives you access to both current and past ...
08:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's eSIM eliminates roaming charges for connected devices in US and Canada
Don LaFontaine: In a world where everything can connect to the Internet, one thing stands in the way of always-on communications: roaming charges. When your car, watch or blood sugar monitor is const...
07:54 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Toy Fair has a little something for everyone; here's how it looks on the inside
To say the least, there's always something peculiar to be found at Toy Fair. Put simply, this place is guaranteed fun. It's like being five years young and stepping into a Toys R Us for the first tim...
07:11 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Do you really need a 4K smartphone screen?
See those two screens up there? Pretty soon the smartphone will have the same resolution as the much bigger panel (a 27-inch Dell U2711 monitor with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels). While the snappiest CPUs, m...
06:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget The studio behind BioShock Infinite is no more
The studio responsible for both BioShock and BioShock Infinite is breaking up, according to a note from creative lead Ken Levine on the company's website. Following the final content release this pas...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget laptop buyer's guide: winter 2014 edition
CES has been over for a month now, which means it's high time we update all our buyer's guides with some of the new stuff that was just announced. In the coming weeks, we'll have fresh tablet and pho...
05:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA launches two entry-level graphics cards based on its 'most efficient' GPU so far
AMD has enjoyed plenty of room on our pages recently, what with all the talk of Mantle-this and HSA-that. We imagine the folks at NVIDIA have found it all quite bemusing, because for them the graphic...
05:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget The folks behind Candy Crush Saga think their company is big enough to go public
Heard of game development studio King? No, right? You're forgiven, as most folks don't know the name of the studio behind one of the world's most popular games right now: Candy Crush Saga. Sure, it m...
04:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Samsung details KitKat update plans for US Galaxy phones and tabs
Some of Samsung's Galaxy devices are already getting Android 4.4.2, but today we found out exactly which ones in the US will get a taste of KitKat. The full list is a mouthful. The Galaxy S III, Gala...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win one of five Tegra Note 7 tablets courtesy of EVGA!
The winter doldrums may be leaving you in a funk, but the team at EVGA have offered to heat things up with this slam dunk of a giveaway. EVGA's given us a stack of its Tegra Note 7 tablets to help fi...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget HTC now offers Americans free screen replacements within the first six months
HTC clearly doesn't think that promising two years of Android updates is enough to win over American smartphone buyers. It's launching HTC Advantage, an upgrade to its US support policy that goes bey...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget HTC offering free screen replacements within the first six months, but only in the US
HTC clearly doesn't think that promising two years of Android updates is enough to win over American smartphone buyers. It's launching HTC Advantage, an upgrade to its US support policy that goes bey...
01:36 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget UK to finally include streaming in its singles music chart
The UK could soon join its US and European counterparts by using streaming play counts to help determine its top 40 singles chart. BBC News reports that music streamed on services like Spotify and Yo...
01:05 pm -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget HTC to launch next flagship smartphone on March 25th
The HTC One was one of our favorite smartphones of 2013, so naturally we're incredibly curious to see its inevitable successor, codenamed M8. According to an invite that just landed in our mailbox, w...
11:04 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Microsoft makes it easier to sign your Office 365 documents
It should now be much easier to sign your Office 365 documents without taking them offline or printing them out. Microsoft has reached a deal to offer DocuSign's digital signature apps through both t...
09:52 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 might come with a fingerprint sensor
Folks excited to buy a Galaxy S5 so they can authenticate with their eyeballs and feel like Ethan Hunt might be in for a disappointment. According to Sammobile, Samsung's upcoming flagship will come ...
08:51 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Snowden documents reveal that the NSA spied on WikiLeaks website visitors
Two infamous serial leakers' paths have just crossed, as new documents from Edward Snowden reveal just how much energy the NSA devoted to spying on Julian Assange and Wikileaks. According to document...
07:24 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Sony's sold 5.3 million PS4s already, hits sales target with three weeks to spare
Sony's prediction that it would move 5 million PlayStation 4s before the end of the fiscal year turned out to be on target. It just announced 5.3 million of the next-gen consoles sold worldwide as of...
07:24 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Sony sold 5.3 million PS4s already, hits sales target with three weeks to spare
Sony's prediction that it would move 5 million PlayStation 4s before the end of the fiscal year turned out to be on target. It just announced 5.3 million of the next-gen consoles sold worldwide as of...
07:24 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Sony sold 5.3 million PS4s already, hits sales target with weeks to spare
Sony's prediction that it would move 5 million PlayStation 4s before the end of the fiscal year turned out to be on target. It just announced 5.3 million of the next-gen consoles sold worldwide as of...
05:40 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget ZTE's MWC plans include new 6-inch Android smartphone and Firefox OS device
It's not unusual for companies to pre-announce stuff that they're going to announce at trade shows, and let's face it -- ZTE does it more frequently than most of its competition. The company just sen...
04:27 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget iTunes Radio recording comes to Mac via DoubleTwist
While you could use an Android device to capture iTunes Radio streams before, DoubleTwist's latest AirPlay Recorder update brings that functionality to Cupertino's desktops. Based on the walk-through...
04:12 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget The Tonight Show relaunches with Jimmy Fallon, and of course it has companion apps
The post-Jay Leno Tonight Show era starts (again, sorry Conan) shortly on NBC, and with the arrival of Jimmy Fallon the show is also getting an updated tech focus. Companion apps have arrived for iOS...
01:52 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget New Bing fitness app for Windows Phone tracks you after the run is over
Windows Phone owners have their choice of activity tracking apps, but few of those apps will tell you how to remain healthy after you've taken off your running shoes. It's a good thing that Microsoft...
01:05 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Harmonix's musical first-person shooter, limited edition PS4 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...
12:39 am -05 - Tue, February 18, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of February 17th: Winter Olympics, Daytona 500 and Strider
This is the final week of the Winter Olympics, with the closing ceremonies scheduled for Sunday night. Bob Costas is back (with less creepy demon-possessed eye infection stare) plus plenty of action ...
11:38 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget MOSS kits let you build the robot of your dreams with color-coded cubes
The big story at this years Toy Fair was definitely STEM. That stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- four areas of study that educational companies and bureaucracies have bee...
11:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Korg's 'faithful recreation' of the ARP Odyssey analog synth is coming this September
Well folks, it looks like 2014 will see yet another synthesizer reboot. Korg announced that it's currently working on a "faithful recreation" of the legendary ARP Odyssey analog synth that made its d...
10:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 leaks hint at KitKat and an even thinner design
Sony's Xperia Tablet Z may be too old to justify buying for some of you out there, but don't worry -- it looks like a replacement could be just around the corner. Frequent tipster @evleaks has posted...
10:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 leaks hint at KitKat and an even thinner design (update: more shots)
Sony's Xperia Tablet Z may be too old to justify buying for some of you out there, but don't worry -- it looks like a replacement could be just around the corner. Frequent tipster @evleaks has posted...
08:34 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget AllCast creator demos Android screen mirroring through Chromecast
AllCast developer Koushik Dutta has hinted that he could do more with Chromecast than just queue up media, and he now has a demo video to prove it. The clip (below) shows Dutta using Google's periphe...
06:27 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Motion-controlled Battroborg Warriors deliver armed robot combat
Last year's Battroborgs were a blast, but not without their quirks. Accuracy was not one of the tiny bots strong points, and moving or turning was an exercise in frustration. This year, TOMY decided ...
05:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Rock Band and Guitar Hero creator's next game is Chroma, a free-to-play rhythm-based shooter (yes, really)
Harmonix is charting new territory yet again. The studio that birthed both Guitar Hero and Rock Band, and the only third-party game-development house that created a successful Kinect franchise (Dance...
03:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget HTC set to unveil mid-tier Desire 8 on February 24th
Though we were quite smitten by leaked photos of HTC's upcoming mid-range Desire 8, it's always prudent to hold out for something that's actually official. Now HTC has all but confirmed the phone's e...
02:14 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget The first limited edition PS4 is a regular PS4 with a gold sticker
Despite Japan's rich gaming culture, the new consoles that've taken pride of place in your living room are still considered next-gen in the Land of the Rising Sun. While Microsoft still hasn't offere...
02:14 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget The first limited edition PS4 is a regular PS4 with a gold emblem
Despite Japan's rich gaming culture, the new consoles that've taken pride of place in your living room are still considered next-gen in the Land of the Rising Sun. While Microsoft still hasn't offere...
12:16 pm -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget IDC: Samsung dominated Greater China smartphone shipments again in Q4 2013
According to the latest IDC figures provided to Engadget, Samsung continued to perform well in Greater China -- as in mainland China and Taiwan combined -- in terms of smartphone shipment. In mainlan...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Samsung countersues Dyson over vacuum copycat claims
Dyson's decision to sue Samsung over claims it copied its vacuum design looks like it's really starting to suck. Less than six months after it took action against the Korean company for allegedly inf...
09:21 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Samsung countersues Dyson over vacuum copycat claims (update)
Dyson's decision to sue Samsung over claims it copied its vacuum design looks like it's really starting to suck. Less than six months after it took action against the Korean company for allegedly inf...
05:00 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Philips' smart lighting tells you where to go in the grocery store
Ever spent ages wandering the grocery store while looking for a hard-to-find ingredient? If Philips brings its new connected retail lighting to your local supermarket, you may always know where to go...
03:36 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget How would you change Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite (2012)?
Gone are the days when, if you wanted to read a book in bed, you'd need to take a torch with you. Nowadays, as long as you've got a Kindle Paperwhite, the books will happily illuminate themselves. Th...
12:22 am -05 - Mon, February 17, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Comcast acquiring TWC, the Galaxy S 5 and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
09:53 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget One million Forbes accounts reportedly stolen in Syrian Electronic Army hack
Having already targeted several big name news organizations, the Syrian Electronic Army has hit another, this time publishing a reported one million user credentials from business site Forbes.com. Re...
07:44 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Orange is the New Black season two hits Netflix on June 6th (video)
Should you fancy Piper Chapman's prison-based predicament more than Frank Underwood's political conniving, you're in luck. The second season of Orange is the New Black will hit Netflix on June 6th --...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget IRL: Is the Lumia 1020 good enough to replace a standalone camera?
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. You only ne...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget The sights and scents of the Sensorama Simulator
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. You're perched atop a motorcycle, cruisi...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: NASA's healing device, vertical gardens and a grass-powered robot mower
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.Solar power just got a big boost as Ivanpah, the world's b...
02:30 pm -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Gaming PCs and next-gen consoles, favorite Kickstarter projects 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 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Google buys SlickLogin, looks to swap passwords for inaudible sound waves
If Google's latest acquisition is anything to go by, entering a password on a website could soon be as easy as placing your smartphone near your computer. Israeli startup SlickLogin confirmed today i...
11:32 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Back to the future: Nike designer touts 2015 arrival for Marty McFly's Power Laces
Back in 2011, Nike MAGs brought the futuristic looks of Marty McFly to the feet of sneaker collectors. There was just one problem: the fashionably-lit footwear from Back to the Future II was lacking ...
07:20 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget This three-year-old pizza won't kill you
It's the zombie apocalypse, and the only items on the menu are a year-old pizza and cockroach sashimi -- which would you choose? Well, if that pepperoni-smattered pie came from the US Army's Natick L...
05:16 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget LG's L Series III budget smartphones tout KitKat and smart covers
LG isn't just bringing high-end smartphones like the G Pro 2 to Mobile World Congress -- it's also launching its L Series III phones for the budget-minded among us. The 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and...
03:50 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Microsoft reportedly prepping Office for iPad to release in the first half of 2014
While Microsoft Office Mobile for iPhone released last summer and we've yet to see software release for Apple tablets. Not only is the slate-focused productivity suite alive and well, it's apparently...
02:39 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Titanfall switches to an open beta on Xbox One today, PC will follow soon
Xbox One owners furiously refreshing their inboxes (or Respawn founder Vince Zampella's Twitter feed) looking for Titanfall beta codes can step away from the F5 button -- it's switching to an open be...
12:00 am -05 - Sun, February 16, 2014
Engadget Alt-week 02.15.14: our brains on emoticons and making Fantastic Voyage a reality
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.The theme this week has something of an evolutionary tone to it. When did live birth in reptiles really...
09:41 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Hackers stole Kickstarter user data, but payment info was left untouched
In a blog post this afternoon, CEO Yancey Strickler says hackers gained access to "some" of Kickstarter's customer data last week. The co-founder of the crowdfunding outfit went on to say that the br...
08:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Mirrorless cameras, pricey point-and-shoots shine at Japan's CPPlus
While Japan's prominence continues to wane when it comes to consumer electronics in general, the country remains enormously relevant in the digital imaging space. Canon and Nikon dominate the market,...
06:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Jawbone on the rise and the indie gaming bubble
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...
04:02 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone, Chromecast and YouTube get together thanks to Tube Cast
The past few weeks have seen a ton of activity on the Chromecast front, and now some of that excitement is extending to Windows Phone. With the Tube Cast app, you can link your Redmond handset to Goo...
12:47 pm -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget FCC filing hints at a couple of new Samsung Galaxy tablets
Samsung may have more than the Galaxy S 5 to show at Mobile World Congress this year. It just passed a couple of unannounced tablets through the FCC. One is a 10-inch SM-T530 that is clearly isn't on...
07:24 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm cans its 4K smart TV chip while everyone's busy watching House of Cards
Remember that awesome Smart TV processor Qualcomm trotted out for CES? It looks like it won't be making its way to your living room after all. The company quietly announced the death of the Snapdrago...
02:26 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Leak looks like the Xperia G, Sony's newest midrange phone
Sony's not really been his bag before, but ViziLeaks appears to have gotten hands on with one of the company's phones before its official debut at Mobile World Congress. Two photos are claimed to sho...
12:23 am -05 - Sat, February 15, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: House of Cards season 2, hands-on with Fujifilm's X-T1 and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:40 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Twitter claims Venezuela is blocking its images to stifle protests
Venezuela's government has been trying to silence protests over shortages of basic goods, and that crackdown appears to be extending into the digital realm as well. A Twitter spokesperson tells Engad...
11:07 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile will allow Jump users to upgrade anytime, but it may require opening your wallet
Starting February 23rd, T-Mobile is allowing Jump customers to upgrade their smartphone or tablet whenever they want, rather than just twice a year. There's just one (gigantic) catch: your device has...
10:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 384 - 2.14.14
Broadband oligopolies, Sage Fistbumpingham and sugar honey ice tea are just part of this week's reality bending roundtable discussion. The recent Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger plan spurs a ser...
10:07 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget HTC working with Microsoft to bring Windows Phone Blue to 8X
HTC hasn't forgotten about Windows Phone after all. The company's been pretty silent on any sort of collaboration with Microsoft for a long time, but the North American product team spoke up today on...
10:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget HTC will bring all 'major Android updates' to new flagship devices for two years
Members of HTC's product team have just started taking questions from Android fans over on Reddit, and they're already dropping some goodies. After conceding that the company's track record with upda...
10:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget HTC will bring all 'major Android updates' to new flagship devices for two years (update: only in North America)
Members of HTC's US product team have just started taking questions from Android fans over on Reddit, and they're already dropping some goodies. After conceding that the company's track record with u...
09:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget First Xbox One update goes live
Microsoft's spring update for the Xbox One is here! (Cue triumphant trumpets.) It's a few days later than anticipated but, as they say, better late than never. The first major update for the console ...
09:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget First Xbox One feature update goes live
Microsoft's spring update for the Xbox One is here! (Cue triumphant trumpets.) It's a few days later than anticipated but, as they say, better late than never. The first major update for the console ...
08:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Canon's new Rebel T5 DSLR camera is unapologetically for beginners (hands-on)
If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of m...
07:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Wearable tech deals of the week: 2.14.14
If you've been considering a wearable purchase, but are unsure about parting with the requisite funds, today's gaggle of discounted tech may finally urge you to commit. There are activity trackers an...
07:03 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 054 - 2.14.14
The Eurocast crew is back after an unintentional week off and ready to dig into all those tender news morsels that were served up during their hiatus. They explore Microsoft's future under the freshl...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget GoPro's IPO isn't about selling cameras, it's about creating a media empire
It was 2001, more than a decade before GoPro would announce its intentions to go public, and its CEO Nick Woodman was facing a very expensive failure. In just two years, he'd lost nearly $4 million o...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Necessary violence: The creators of The Last of Us defend its reliance on combat
PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us was the most successful game of 2013. That's not just sales (it sold extremely well, to the tune of 3.4 million in its first three weeks), but also critical rec...
05:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Your iPhone can now help you find your way around MLB ballparks
iPhone owners should have an easier time getting around the ballpark this season. Following a trial run last year, Major League Baseball is now deploying Bluetooth-based iBeacons at its stadiums. If ...
05:15 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Olympus' small and mighty E-M10 is priced to sell (hands-on)
It's been more than two years since Olympus unveiled its OM-D E-M5, but that camera's retro-inspired design is clearly here to stay. The latest model in the series, the E-M10, is priced more like a s...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
As always, love is in the air on the Engadget Podcast. Your trio have escaped the video-based black box on the fifth floor of Engadget Towers for the cozy confines of audio-only podcasting in, well, ...
03:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Aiming Olympus' Stylus SP-100, the 50x superzoom camera with a gun sight (hands-on)
There are bigger superzooms out there, but Olympus' new Stylus SP-100 is trying to make you a better long-distance shooter alongside its 50x zoom functionality. A see-thru viewfinder window with a la...
02:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Fujifilm's dial-filled X-T1 is a manual shooter's dream (hands-on)
On paper, the most significant addition to Fujifilm's X-T1 is its weather-resistant housing. But you'll need one of three as-of-yet-unreleased weather-sealed lenses in order to take advantage -- the ...
01:20 pm -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget South Korea shuns Huawei over fears that it spies on the US
We've long known that the US government has major security concerns about Huawei, despite the Chinese company's insistence that it's free of Communist Party influence. As a result, Huawei has been ba...
10:17 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Sniff out hard-to-find WiFi in Japan with Navitime's hotspot locator
You'd think it'd be a no-brainer to find WiFi gratis in a nation with the world's third most internet users, but as one of our editors put it, "Japan is terrible for free WiFi. Please say this!" Luck...
08:01 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget House of Cards season two is ready for viewing on Netflix
After an all-too-long wait, the second season of House of Cards is available for streaming on Netflix. Season one (feel free to revisit it with director's commentary if you like) wasn't Netflix's fir...
08:00 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Roland revives the 808 and other classics with its AIRA line
Roland has been teasing new entries in its black-and-green AIRA series for about a month. Now, it's pulling the wraps off of the new lineup that's led by the new TR-8 drum machine. It's worth noting ...
07:31 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Skype rival Viber purchased by Japanese e-commerce giant for $900 million
Japan's answer to Amazon, Rakuten, has just got into the mobile communications business by purchasing internet calling app-maker Viber for $900 million. Viber was one of the first to introduce 3G VoI...
07:13 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, let the floodgates open
With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle b...
07:13 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Google deems Android ready for more Chromecast apps, lets the floodgates open
With Google's latest update to Play Services, it shouldn't be long before the Chromecast section of its app store gets a little more lively. Now that the Android SDK has support for the HDMI dongle b...
05:14 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Nintendo to add more NES remixes, GameBoy Advance titles to Wii U this Spring
Unless you still own a GameCube GameBoy Player, it's probably been awhile since you've seen a GameBoy Advance title up on the big screen. Come April, that could change: Nintendo announced today that ...
05:14 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Nintendo to add more NES remixes, Game Boy Advance titles to Wii U this spring
Unless you still own a GameCube Game Boy Player, it's probably been awhile since you've seen a Game Boy Advance title up on the big screen. Come April, that could change: Nintendo announced today tha...
03:46 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Chromecast's Fireplace Visualizer hopes to set hearts aflame on Valentine's
Hey, loverboy/gal, Don Juan called to let you know that listening to Sinatra during a steak dinner isn't enough to set the mood for Valentine's. You need a roaring fire to induce some serious cuddlin...
03:46 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Chromecast's Fireplace Visualizer hopes to set hearts aflame on Valentine's Day
Hey, loverboy/gal, Don Juan called to let you know that listening to Sinatra during a steak dinner isn't enough to set the mood for Valentine's Day. You need a roaring fire to induce some serious cud...
02:27 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Nintendo finally starts testing free-to-play titles in eShop, will let gamers haggle for DLC
At E3 last year, Nintendo gave itself until March to launch a free-to-play title in the Nintendo eShop. That same week, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the gratis game would be based on Steel Diver, a...
01:31 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 tops next-generation console sales in the US for January
As it turns out, Microsoft's lead in US next-generation console sales was short-lived. The NPD has just released estimates which show that the PlayStation 4 outsold the Xbox One during January. Neith...
12:35 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget De La Soul can't sell their old music online yet, so they're giving it away for one day only
While internet music services promise limitless shelves full of songs for purchase from iTunes and Amazon or streaming from Spotify, Pandora and the rest, there are a few holes in the catalog. De La ...
12:05 am -05 - Fri, February 14, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: LG G Pro 2 announced, Comcast acquiring TWC, 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...
11:42 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Cable companies and tech giants reportedly joining forces to push 'WifiForward'
Time Warner, Comcast, Charter, Google, Microsoft and Motorola aren't the most likely of allies, but it appears they'll be teaming up to form the new WifiForward coalition. According to the Wall Stree...
11:26 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S4 on Sprint now getting Android 4.4 KitKat
Though Samsung kindly bestowed Android 4.4 KitKat onto the Google Play edition of its Galaxy S4 late last year, the TouchWiz variants of the same phone have not received the same attention, at least ...
10:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Twitter hopes to grow by making it easier to follow your friends
You may have noticed that Twitter is very celebrity-focused; at least for awhile, it was more likely to suggest that new users follow a Kardashian than their friends down the street. That's changing,...
10:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California
Solar power just hit the big time in the US -- BrightSource Energy has confirmed that the world's largest solar thermal plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California, is up and ru...
10:06 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget This new, low-end AMD graphics card's meant for budget-conscious PC gamers, and maybe Steam Machines, too
Not every gamer has the desire means to get the latest and greatest graphics hardware. Fret not budget-minded PC aficionados, for AMD's rolling out a new, more powerful low-end GPU that should suit y...
09:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Windows 8 sales pass the 200 million mark, still trail Windows 7's success
Back in May, Microsoft announced over 100 million sales of Windows 8, but how much progress has the software made now that we're in 2014? Today the company reported shipment of more than 200 million ...
09:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Facebook now lets you specify a custom gender in your profile
Many in the queer community identify themselves through genders that don't fit into binary male and female definitions, but social networks typically don't allow for that more nuanced take on sexuali...
08:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Meet 'The Dash': smart headphones that let you listen, train and talk (video)
Got a feature list for your dream in-ear headphones? Get ready to screw it up in a ball and be ashamed at how short it was. Enter "The Dash," the name given to a pair of wireless smart headphones cur...
08:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Sigma's CEO wants you to focus on the dp2 Quattro's new sensor, not its peculiar design
This was a bit of a shocker to us as well: Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma's chief executive and lead design guru, doesn't want you to be distracted by the dp Quattro's strange shape. The extra-wide footprint i...
07:27 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget EU Court of Justice: hyperlinks to copyrighted content are legal, if both sites let users see it for free
It's common practice for those of us who make our living on the internet to link out to other websites in the stories we publish -- in fact, we here at Engadget consider it a necessary part of good r...
06:59 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Scientists get meaningful energy from laser-based nuclear fusion
Researchers have long sought to generate significant energy from laser-based nuclear fusion, and it appears that they're finally making some headway. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reports th...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms he's leaving for Dropbox
Not that we had serious doubts about the Wall Street Journal's report, but it's nice to get confirmation of Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside's departure. Less than two years after taking over the positio...
06:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Casio's new EX-100 camera makes it harder to mess up the shot by taking nine different ones (hands-on)
Casio, famed creator of nostalgic digital watches, calculators and often unremarkable point-and-shoot cameras, just surprised us at Japan's premier photography show. Its EXILIM EX-100 is arguably the...
05:30 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget The best alternatives to Google's own Android apps
As Android has evolved, Google's worked increasingly hard to keep users locked into its ecosystem. The search giant creates new apps, retains users by giving them a thoroughly decent out-of-the-box e...
05:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Square Cash makes bill collecting from your friends less of a hassle
Getting your friends to pay you back for dinner just got a lot easier. Square Cash, the company's super-simple service that lets you pay friends by sending an email, added the ability to request mone...
04:33 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Open source OS Tizen gains 15 more allies; Sprint rejoins the list
In the world of mobile platforms, Tizen's but a new entry that's been through some tough times since its inception. The circle of 36 companies (aptly called the Tizen Association) backing up the open...
04:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget China sees rare drop in smartphone shipments as its market matures
We tend to see China as a hotbed of smartphone growth, but we're going to have to rethink that belief in light of new figures from IDC. The analyst firm estimates that smartphone shipments to the cou...
03:31 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget BBM Channels and Voice come to Android and iPhone
BBM is about to become considerably more useful to Android and iPhone users -- even if they don't have many people on their contact lists. BlackBerry now says that its promised Channels and Voice sup...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Skype's new tweaks will sync all your devices and notify you quicker
One of the downsides of owning a smartphone, tablet and a computer, is that you can miss important messages if they only land on one of that trio. That's the thinking behind the latest Skype update, ...
02:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Canon's burly PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a pleasure to use (hands-on)
This week, we met Canon's G1 X Mark II. Judging by its nomenclature, we expected a straightforward update to 2012's PowerShot flagship. Instead, this year's model is only like its predecessor when it...
02:15 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Canon's burly PowerShot G1 X Mark II is a pleasure to use
This week, we met Canon's G1 X Mark II. Judging by its nomenclature, we expected a straightforward update to 2012's PowerShot flagship. Instead, this year's model is only like its predecessor when it...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget StreamNation copies all your cloud media into a central hub
Joining multiple cloud services is great for maxing out your storage, but keeping on top of all them can be a chore. StreamNation's latest update may help you untangle all that by allowing you to cop...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Verizon's More Everything plan takes on T-Mobile with increased data, unlimited international messaging from the US
Yesterday Verizon hinted that something "More" was coming, and that's just what the carrier detailed this morning. Its new More Everything plans will replace current Share Everything plans, offering ...
12:43 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Amazon executive gets a taste of his own medicine in heated trademark dispute
Whoever said that revenge was sweet probably wasn't thinking about the smell, but that can be sweet too. UK soap-and-cosmetics company Lush decided to get its own back on the head of Amazon's UK divi...
12:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix's first taste of 'Star Wars' coming with exclusive 'Clone Wars' series in March
Sure, Netflix has a multi-billion dollar deal with Disney, but Star Wars content has been noticeably missing from its sizeable catalog. That's about to change, however, after the streaming giant anno...
11:40 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Comcast and Time Warner Cable's $45 billion merger puts 30 million customers under one roof
It's official: Confirming the leaks from last night, Comcast has announced it will acquire Time Warner Cable. This combination of the country's #1 and #2 cable companies will stretch from coast to co...
10:25 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Steam's new user-tagging feature matches the best games to your tastes
The next time you get a specific urge to play a certain type of real-time strategy game, with a sci-fi theme, base-building and large quantities of blood for the blood god, Steam will have you covere...
09:37 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Google and VMware team up to put your Windows desktop on Chromebooks
So, your bosses have replaced most of the office computers with Chromebooks, but you need those old Windows apps to keep you sane. If the IT folks aren't on top of it already, you may want to tell th...
08:06 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget 500px iOS app finally lets photographers upload their work on the go
If you're on the go and would rather post your pictures to 500px without running them through Light Room first, the photo-sharing app's latest iOS update addresses just that. You can now upload iPhon...
06:42 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Apple says most iPhone metal suppliers conflict-free, pushes the rest to get in line
It's easy to forget that the wondrous, tiny computer in your pocket is built from components sourced all over the world, and sometimes, those building blocks come from not-so-nice origins. War-torn r...
05:28 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Life's good at Lenovo: shipping tons of tablets, making lots of money
Lenovo may be the world's biggest PC maker, but it's clearer than ever that much of the company's growth now comes from mobile. The Chinese tech giant has reported a 30 percent year-over-year jump in...
04:39 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Xbox One Media Remote briefly surfaces, hints at March 4th release
Between Kinect, Smartglass and the Xbox One controller, there are plenty of ways to control Microsoft's new home entertainment system - but no traditional clicker for media moguls. That might change ...
04:14 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Lumia Icon headed to Verizon, the Galaxy S 5 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...
03:36 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside reportedly leaving to join Dropbox
Executive departures (voluntary and otherwise) aren't uncommon after major acquisitions, and that may well be true for Lenovo's deal to acquire Motorola's cellphone business from Google. The Wall Str...
03:36 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside reportedly leaving to join Dropbox (update: confirmed)
Executive departures (voluntary and otherwise) aren't uncommon after major acquisitions, and that may well be happening in the wake of Lenovo's deal to acquire Motorola's cellphone business from Goog...
03:09 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget CNBC: Comcast will buy Time Warner Cable tomorrow for $44.2 billion
After months of rumors and a public battle with Charter Communications, CNBC reporter David Faber reports that Time Warner Cable will be acquired by Comcast tomorrow. According to sources, the number...
03:09 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget CNBC: Comcast will buy Time Warner Cable tomorrow for over $40 billion
After months of rumors and a public battle with Charter Communications, CNBC reporter David Faber reports that Time Warner Cable will be acquired by Comcast tomorrow. According to sources, the number...
02:04 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget LG's extra-large G Pro 2 packs a 4K video camera and knock code unlock feature
Looks like LG wants to get out ahead of all the smartphone news soon to come from Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, as the South Korean company has officially announced the G Pro 2. As prior leaks ...
01:05 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix report suggests Comcast and Verizon FiOS speeds are slipping
Netflix's latest ISP speed report is out and compared to what we've seen before, there are a few surprises. Comcast and Verizon FiOS have dropped quite a bit in the last four months, while Google Fib...
12:21 am -05 - Thu, February 13, 2014
Engadget NASA's building a satellite refueling robot platform that works... in space
Currently, every satellite put into orbit will become interstellar refuse, destined to be tracked (and perhaps dismantled) by DARPA or eventually disposed of by gigantic lasers (maybe). Naturally, NA...
11:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Supposed iPhone 6 parts surface on Twitter, hint at a larger screen on the way
Lately it's seemed like Apple can't build anything without a few prototype shells and cases leaking into public view, and now we're seeing pictures of what could be the next iPhone. Posted by a Twitt...
11:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Supposed iPhone 6 parts surface on Twitter, hint at a larger screen on the way (update: likely fake)
Lately it seems like Apple can't build anything without a few prototype cases leaking into public view, and now we're seeing pictures of what could be the next iPhone. Posted by a Twitter user earlie...
10:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget RIP: China's Jade Rabbit rover dies on the moon
After facing a series of troubles since its arrival on the moon, China's Jade Rabbit rover has been officially pronounced dead. China News Service broke the story earlier today, stating that the Chin...
10:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget RIP: China's Jade Rabbit rover dies on the moon (update: it came back to life!)
After facing a series of troubles since its arrival on the moon, China's Jade Rabbit rover has been officially pronounced dead. China News Service broke the story earlier today, stating that the Chin...
10:07 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Google Play Music for Android now lets you take radio stations offline
If you thrive on Google Play Music's radio stations but would love if they kept playing while you're away from an internet connection, congratulations -- Google has just granted your wish. An Android...
09:44 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Flickr co-founder's Slack collaboration tool leaves beta, goes freemium for all
Back in August, Flickr creator Stewart Butterfield's TinySpec started the digital sigh-up sheet for Slack, its collaborative productivity software. Today, the project exits beta and goes freemium for...
09:13 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget White House unveils guidelines for protecting critical systems against cyber attacks
The US government clearly knows a thing or two about internet security when it deals with (and dishes out) cyber attacks on a regular basis, and it's now ready to share that wisdom with others. The W...
08:48 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget NYC's first touchscreen subway maps are ready to guide you through the boroughs
It's been a long, long time since New York City revealed its plans to implement a smart maps solution across its subway system. But despite a few delays here and there, it looks as if the project, le...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Headphone and wireless speaker deals of the week: 2.12.14
Whether you prefer those on-the-go tunes to bump from on-ears, in-ears or a wireless speaker, today's smattering of discounted audio tech covers all of those bases. There's a range of price options t...
07:50 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 385 - 2.12.14
Olympic fever is gripping the nation, but Ben seems immune. Perhaps he hasn't discovered short track speed skating, a sport that Richard enjoys for its Michael Bay-like pace and frequent wipeouts. Co...
07:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Report: A new Apple TV is on the way, pending a deal with Time Warner Cable
If sources who spoke with Bloomberg News are correct, a new Apple TV could be "introduced" as early as April. Apple is currently in talks with Time Warner Cable, among other programming partners, to ...
07:22 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Report: A new Apple TV is on the way, pending a deal with Time Warner Cable (update)
If sources who spoke with Bloomberg News are correct, a new Apple TV could be "introduced" as early as April. Apple is currently in talks with Time Warner Cable, among other programming partners, to ...
06:57 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Oyster now offers all-you-can-read children's books, including Disney titles
Got a kid with an insatiable appetite for books? You may want to sign up for Oyster, then. The subscription e-book service has just launched a children's section, giving young readers all the titles ...
06:25 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Verizon reportedly launching 'More Everything' plans with higher data caps, lower prices
The Nexus 7 arriving on Verizon Wireless apparently isn't the carrier's only big news this week. @VZWnews just tweeted that "#More is coming," teasing an announcement for tomorrow. According to our t...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia Icon coming to Verizon February 20th for $200 (hands-on)
Yes, Windows Phones are finally keeping up with the Joneses. Thanks to the latest update, smartphones running Microsoft's mobile OS can now have top-of-the-line components. We got a good taste of how...
05:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Toyota recalls 1.9 million Prius hybrids to fix flawed software
Toyota has shipped over 3.5 million Prii since the first models hit streets in 1997, and now it wants more than half of them back. The company announced today that it's recalling 1.9 million hybrids ...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget What Samsung is saying about the Galaxy S 5
Samsung isn't going to make a big song-and-dance when it finally reveals its next flagship smartphone, at least not literally. When it announced last year's Galaxy S 4, the company put on a pretty gr...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget What Samsung is saying about the Galaxy S5
Samsung isn't going to make a big song-and-dance when it finally reveals its next flagship smartphone, at least not literally. When it announced last year's Galaxy S 4, the company put on a pretty gr...
04:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget VSCO Cam app for iOS adds more 'community' features in a bid to take on Instagram
The VSCO Cam app has developed a pretty dedicated following of serious mobile photographers. Over the summer Visual Supply Co. even unveiled a minimalist publishing platform called VSCO Grid. But tie...
04:23 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Wooden iPad mini case creates the 1950s TV that never was
Jeffrey Stephenson has long had a knack for giving PCs an elegant retro look, and he's now bringing his crafting skills to the mobile realm. His recently completed DuMont project turns an iPad mini, ...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Europe pushes for a less US-dominated internet
The European Union is more than a little jittery about a US-centric internet after learning the extent of the country's mass surveillance. Accordingly, the European Commission has proposed a whole ho...
02:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget LG is also shrinking its flagship phone: G2 Mini to launch later this month
Blazing a trail set by the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony, LG is set to become the latest phone maker to release a smaller version of its flagship smartphone. In a image shared on its Facebook page, ...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget SanDisk's U3 SDXC card supports 250MB/s write speeds, 4K video
With affordable 4K cameras from Panasonic and Sony set to ship soon, it's time for flash memory manufacturers to begin readying stockpiles of high-speed SD cards. Today, SanDisk is announcing its lat...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget SanDisk's latest flagship SD card supports extremely fast write speeds, 4K video
With affordable 4K cameras from Panasonic and Sony set to ship soon, it's time for flash memory manufacturers to begin readying stockpiles of high-speed SD cards. Today, SanDisk is announcing its lat...
12:54 pm -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Nest is now officially a part of the Google family
Prepare for a world of Google-controlled thermostats, smoke alarms and no doubt other mysterious projects we don't know about yet. Shortly after receiving the green light from the FTC, the search gia...
11:59 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget First-time Firefox users will soon see ads in their tabs
Advertisements? In my virgin tab page? It's more likely than you think, new Firefox user. That's because Mozilla will soon launch Directory Tiles, a program that'll ensure you see something other tha...
11:35 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Oppo's next smartphone due in March with 2K and 1080p display options
You may cringe at this "Find 7 [are] coming" line, but it's actually an intentional typo, as Oppo's releasing its Find 5 follow-up with two screen resolutions. You see, back in December, the Chinese ...
11:35 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Oppo's next smartphone due in March with Quad HD and 1080p display options
You may cringe at this "Find 7 [are] coming" line, but it's actually an intentional typo, as Oppo's releasing its Find 5 follow-up with two screen resolutions. You see, back in December, the Chinese ...
10:52 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget The FCC is working on a plan to fix net neutrality, save the internet
Remember when Verizon skewered the FCC's net neutrality rules? It may have won the battle, but Tom Wheeler doesn't believe that the carrier has won the war. The FCC chief has let slip that he's worki...
09:33 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget HTC's leaked 'Desire 8' mid-ranger looks big and beautiful
Despite HTC's recent blast of Desire phones, the company admitted that it still needs to push harder in the lower price tiers. Lo and behold, here's a leak of an upcoming "New Desire 8" series mid-ra...
08:41 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Microsoft: Bing's altered Chinese search results are a glitch, not censorship
Anti-censorship blogs have found that when using Bing, it appears the Chinese government's muzzle for "damaging" web-based news extends beyond its borders, but Microsoft says that's not the case. Bin...
06:22 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Researchers develop smartglasses that help surgeons see cancerous cells
If you think cancer removal surgery is but a one-time procedure, you'd be wrong. Doctors don't always cut out all affected tissues in one go, but a new pair of high-tech eyewear could help make that ...
04:47 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Sony's VAIO Flip 11A convertible is now available for $799
Even though the VAIO Flip 15 and 13 are both pretty solid PCs, some people might find one to be too big and the other too expensive. To alleviate this, Sony introduced the VAIO Flip 11A, an 11.6-inch...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget EOS Rebel T5 is Canon's cheapest DSLR, priced at $550 with 18-55mm lens
If you're on a tight budget and looking to buy a DSLR, we might suggest you consider a mirrorless camera instead. But if you're dead set on building out your EOS lens collection, Canon's Rebel T5 is ...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Meet Canon's latest budget PowerShots, a trio of ELPHs
Canon's higher-end PowerShot cameras are certainly more compelling, but they're also expensive. If you're on a budget, you might want to settle for one of these ELPHs. Canon is introducing three new ...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Head 82 feet below the surface with Canon's waterproof PowerShot D30
It's a very busy CP+ for Canon. The camera maker has a handful of new models for the show, including one of the waterproof variety. The PowerShot D30, which replaces 2012's D20, boosts the waterproof...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Canon PowerShot SX700 HS ships in March with 30x lens, WiFi, $350 price tag
In the market for a compact superzoom? Canon's new PowerShot SX700 HS is definitely worth a look. This SX280 HS replacement includes a 16.1-megapixel CMOS sensor paired with a DIGIC 6 processor, an f...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Canon updates high-end PowerShot lineup with $799 G1 X Mark II
Canon introduced its PowerShot G1 X at 2012's CES, and two years later, the pricey high-end point-and-shoot is ready for an update. This year's iteration, the G1 X Mark II, includes a 12.8-megapixel ...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Sony debuts three superzooms and two compact Cyber-shots for CPPlus
Sony announced but one camera at CES, an entry-level mirrorless interchangeable-lens model called the Alpha 5000. With CP+ gearing up just outside Tokyo, however, it's time to lift the point-and-shoo...
04:00 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Sony's A6000 is the mirrorless camera you'll want to own, ships this April for $800 with lens
Well, Sony's really done it this time -- your still-crisp NEX-6 may now be marked for an early retirement. The A6000 is here to replace one of 2012's most exceptional shooters, and despite the NEX-6'...
03:26 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Two-thirds of Americans now have smartphones
The US has officially become a smartphone nation -- at least, if you ask Nielsen. The research group's latest Digital Consumer Report estimates that 65 percent of all Americans owned one of the devic...
03:15 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Pebble engineer explains why its Android app isn't ready yet
iOS users have been enjoying the new Pebble app store for the past week, but the Android version of the app is still MIA. Sure, you can download the beta if you sign up to be a developer, but if you'...
02:38 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget HTC's next flagship phone spotted with on-screen buttons, familiar design cues
We hope you're ready for a rather interesting month for smartphones. Judging from the teasers, announcements and leaks, nearly all the major mobile players have something big to show in Barcelona nex...
02:31 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: alleged Windows Phone 8.1 leak, ARM's Cortex-A17 processor, 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...
01:57 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Sony shows off its waterproof Walkman... by packaging it in a water bottle
If those ads showing swimmers rocking Sony's new Walkman haven't convinced you it's really waterproof, then get this: you can buy one packaged inside a full bottle of water. "The Bottled Walkman" is ...
01:29 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
It's Tuesday which means it's time for the Engadget HD Podcast. We hope you'll join us live when the Engadget HD podcast starts recording at 8:45PM. When knew HBO made money but who knew it was that ...
12:59 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of February 11th: Winter Olympics, House of Cards
For the next couple of weeks it will be all-Winter Olympics, all the time, but what about TV that's not curling, speed skating and some combination of skiing and shooting? Fans of Netflix's House of ...
12:31 am -05 - Wed, February 12, 2014
Engadget Twitter's latest test channels Pinterest and Facebook in profile redesign
That mobile-esque redesign Twitter pushed out last month? Forget about it: the microblogging is already testing another skin for user profiles -- and it looks really familiar. Select users are report...
11:58 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Brush up on American history with this elegant Ken Burns iPad app
When it comes to apps, Apple's iOS platform offers access to an incredible amount of them. That being said, there are always some which stand out from the rest, one of these being Ken Burns' new, bea...
11:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Sign-up list for Titanfall's mech-filled beta opens tonight at 9PM ET
Titanfall has become something bigger than a multiplayer mech game. It's the reason many people decided to invest in an Xbox One, and the reason why many others decided to postpone their next-gen con...
11:23 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Titanfall beta sign-up list is open now for PC and Xbox One gamers (update)
Titanfall has become something bigger than a multiplayer mech game. It's the reason many people decided to invest in an Xbox One, and the reason why many others decided to postpone their next-gen con...
11:08 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget WatchESPN finally comes to Windows 8
Windows 8 has plenty of apps to choose from, but there's one in particular that avid sports fans had long been waiting for: WatchESPN. The great news is The Worldwide Leader in Sports has finally bro...
10:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Comcast's Xfinity On Demand now sells Warner Bros. movies and TV shows
Comcast's Xfinity TV Store only started offering movies for purchase late last year, but it's catching up today by stocking Warner Bros. movies and TV shows prior to their release on DVD or Blu-ray. ...
10:26 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Xbox One is getting a biographical show about Nas, of course
Naturally -- between a Halo project involving Steven Spielberg, a documentary on the terrible E.T. video game for Atari 2600 and a series on street soccer -- the next project from Xbox Entertainment ...
10:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget With an Android search update, you can tell your phone to 'call Mom'
One of Siri's cleverer tricks is its support for terms of endearment -- you can tell an iPhone to "call Mom" rather than saying your mother's name every time. Today, that handy shortcut is reaching A...
09:42 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Abandoning Olympus: Mega Man's creator on going indie
Keiji Inafune's been making games for nearly 30 years. He's the man behind one of gaming's most iconic characters (Mega Man) and several huge franchises (Dead Rising, Onimusha). After 23 years workin...
09:17 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Sophisticated malware finally discovered after 7 years, likely created by a nation-state
Security firm Kaspersky Labs recently released a research paper that uncovers the existence of a piece of highly complex malware that's been in circulation for almost seven years. It's called "The Ma...
08:50 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Rdio for iOS delivers playlist editing and on-the-go review composition
For those using Rdio on iOS devices, today's update adds two new functions to the software for Apple's mobile gadgets. First, users can edit playlists from the app on an iPhone or iPod touch without ...
08:25 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Bolt offers free voice calls and replaces your Android dialer
When it comes to making free VoIP calls using your Android phone, you have a bunch of options. Services like Skype or Fring let you call other users for free, but you've got to remember to fire them ...
08:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Radiohead's PolyFauna app will make you feel like a subterranean homesick alien
Radiohead has a new app for iOS and Android. It's called PolyFauna, and here's how Thom Yorke describes it:Your screen is the window into an evolving world.Move around to look around.You can follow th...
08:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget MightyText Android app goes Pro, adds extra features for monthly cost
Three years ago, MightyText started out as a clever app that, when paired with a Chrome extension, could sync your texts and incoming call alerts to your computer. Since then, it's blossomed into a w...
07:37 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Watch Valve's vision of our virtual reality future (and other Steam Dev Days talks) right here
We did our best to break down and explain talks given by Valve's virtual reality leaders at Steam Dev Days, but there's no replacing the real deal. As such, we'd be silly not to share news that Valve...
07:28 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Make 'business connections' with Virgin America's new in-flight social network ;)
Haven't had much luck buying alluring strangers a drink on your last few Virgin America flights? What you need, my friend, is a service to expand your circle of potential prospects and make the in-fl...
07:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 leak reveals new messaging and storage settings, and more
Up until now, the most we'd heard about the next rumored update to Microsoft's Windows Phone OS centered on two features: Cortana, the company's Siri-like digital assistant, and Action Center, its na...
06:38 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Researchers' non-flammable battery could make laptop fires a thing of the past
Even if you weren't the owner of an HP (or Acer, Dell or Samsung) laptop that went up in flames, you're likely aware that lithium-ion batteries can pose a (very small) risk of setting your gadgets on...
06:10 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Square and Uniqlo partner to sell on-demand gifts, save your relationship
Valentine's Day often brings out the last-minute shopper in all of us. Why settle for gas station roses when you could get some finely-tailored Japanese clothing instead? From now through February 17...
05:40 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm Toq smartwatch update brings activity tracking beta, keeps progress in plain view
If you've splurged for Qualcomm's pricey smartwatch (or may be considering it), a new update looks to expand the capabilities of the wristworn wearable. Thanks to an update to the Toq's Android app, ...
05:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget HP will make some server operators pay extra to get firmware updates
Many PC users are used to getting free firmware updates, even after the warranty runs out. HP won't be quite so generous with its server customers in the near future, though. Starting February 19th, ...
04:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget LG's heart-rate tracking earbuds could arrive in the US soon
Back at CES, LG was talking up the Lifeband fitness wearable and a pair of heart-rate sensing earphones, but neglected to mention when we'd actually see them in stores. Thanks to the FCC, however, we...
04:24 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget LG's heart rate-tracking earbuds could arrive in the US soon
Back at CES, LG was talking up the Lifeband fitness wearable and a pair of heart rate-sensing earphones, but neglected to mention when we'd actually see them in stores. Thanks to the FCC, however, we...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an iPad Air courtesy of YesVideo!
Sometimes memory lane is paved in VHS and Beta bricks, other times it's wound around a film reel. Either way, you should really flip those classic video moments up to the cloud already -- it's 2014. ...
03:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget FAA clears Surface for takeoff in US cockpits
Begun, the airline fanboy wars have? Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 has just joined the iPad on the FAA's list of approved pilot EFBs (Electronic Flight Bags) for all phases of flight. That follows Delta'...
03:04 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Geeksphone's Firefox-and-Android phone launches February 20th for 289 euro
Spain's Geeksphone has been teasing the Revolution for a few months now, but today's the day we find out how much the thing will actually cost. The device, which can switch between Firefox OS and And...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Xbox One stereo headset and adapter arrive in March
The DualShock 4 just has a simple 3.5mm audio jack baked right into its body. The Xbox One controller, on the other hand, has a small proprietary port that wasn't designed for connecting a headset to...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's second big update focused on multiplayer ahead of Titanfall's March arrival
For better or worse, Microsoft is clearly aware that the Xbox One's party system and online multiplayer functionality is lacking. An update aimed at bringing parity between Xbox One's party system an...
01:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget New wireless charging partnerships could mean fewer cables in your junk drawer
In 2012, Qualcomm and Samsung joined forces to start The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), one of many organizations competing to establish a universal standard for wireless charging. A4WP envision...
01:02 pm -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Sprint still struggling despite growing subscriber base and smartphone sales
Sprint has just revealed its Q4 2013 earnings, and despite increasing its postpaid subscriber base to a record 53.9 million, still managed a net loss of $1 billion -- nearly four times worse than las...
11:44 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Google lends its robot expertise to help boost Foxconn's assembly lines
As the world's biggest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn has often been there to help Google. It provides the nuts and bolts for Glass, after all. However, a new report suggests Google's continued in...
09:54 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird's creator says he pulled the app for your own good
If you were hoping Flappy Bird would find its wings and fly back onto the App Store or Google Play, its creator has some tough news for you. Less than 48 hours after he pulled the explosively popular...
08:52 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 teaser hints at new privacy and fitness features
We're not mathematicians, but we're fairly sure that you can't multiply Life to the power of five. That hasn't stopped Samsung, however, from claiming as much on its latest MWC invite. The company's ...
08:11 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Google to take over huge NASA hangar, give execs' private planes a home
You might get zero hits now when you search for pics of a giant fleet of Google zeppelins, but that could change in the not-too-distant future. Planetary Ventures, one of the company's subsidiaries, ...
06:01 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget MediaTek's new octa-core processor to compete with Qualcomm over the premium LTE smartphone market
MediaTek, a chipset manufacturer based out of Taiwan, has been making some huge moves lately. Just over two months ago, it came out with the "world's first true octa-core" processor, which consisted ...
06:00 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget With ARM's Cortex-A17 processor, midrange smartphones and tablets will be much faster
We already have a hard time finding fault with processing power in the midrange smartphones and tablets currently on the market, but that doesn't mean they couldn't be even snappier. That's the goal ...
03:53 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Virgin Atlantic tries greeting its passengers using wearable tech
Forget tablets in the airplane cabin -- Virgin Atlantic thinks wearables are where it's at for improving your travel experience. The airline has begun trialing a greeting system that uses Google Glas...
02:29 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget The definition of karma: PayPal president's credit card gets hacked
If you've ever lost access to your PayPal holdings through no fault of your own -- say, following a shady money transfer -- you may be tempted to enjoy a little schadenfreude today. PayPal president ...
01:41 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Panasonic's Lumix GH4 camera, 'Fish on Wheels' 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...
12:28 am -05 - Tue, February 11, 2014
Engadget Bill Gates weighs in on the new Microsoft, philanthropy and leaping over chairs
Bill Gates plays bridge, washes dishes each night and prefers In-N-Out to McDonald's and Burger King (as any sane person would). The Gates Foundation chairman offered up those tidbits and more in ano...
11:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Never fear, Flappy Bird is still available -- on eBay, for a thousand bucks
Less than a day after the explosively popular game Flappy Bird vanished from the App Store and Google Play, it's become available on eBay -- for hundreds of dollars. Lucky owners of the Flappy Bird a...
10:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget New PlayStation Vita coming to North America this Spring
Thinking of coughing up your tax return to import one of those new, slimmer PlayStation Vitas? Hold up: Sony just announced that the revised handheld will see a North American release soon. According...
10:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget New PlayStation Vita coming to North America this spring for $199, packs in Borderlands 2 and 8GB memory card
Thinking of coughing up your tax return to import one of those new, slimmer PlayStation Vitas? Hold up: Sony just announced that the revised handheld will see a North American release soon. According...
09:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Intel's new low-power graphics could boost battery life in your next laptop
Graphics hardware can rapidly drain a laptop's battery -- there's a good reason why many Ultrabooks ship with nothing more than basic integrated video. If Intel brings a new low-power graphics core t...
09:19 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget iTunes Radio starts streaming in Australia
We've seen quite a few hints that iTunes Radio would soon be available outside of the US, and it's now clear that there was something to all those clues: the music service is now available in Austral...
08:56 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Bing now shows how much your Bitcoin is worth in other currencies
While some may be opposed to the idea of Bitcoin, others are doing all they can to adjust to the recent digital currency rush. Today, Bing, in partnership with Coinbase, announced it has added suppor...
08:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Hulu Plus adds new and classic CBS shows, boosts Kids offering with Fraggle Rock spin-off
More than a year after CBS struck a deal with Hulu to stream its shows on the latter's subscription service, and the Tiffany Network has finally agreed to add even more programming to the mix. About ...
08:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Hulu Plus adds new and classic CBS shows, boosts Kids offering with Fraggle Rock spinoff
More than a year after CBS struck a deal with Hulu to stream its shows on the latter's subscription service, and the Tiffany Network has finally agreed to add even more programming to the mix. About ...
08:18 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Verizon will offer Google's Nexus 7 tablet starting this Thursday
As reported yesterday, Google's Nexus 7 tablet will finally become available on Verizon Wireless with support for the carrier's LTE network. And it looks like rumors got the date right, too; the 7-in...
07:47 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Nokia is reportedly unveiling its low-end Android phone this month
If you're eager to get an officially sanctioned glimpse at Nokia's rumored Android cellphone, you may not have to wait long. Sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal claim that Nokia will unveil t...
07:26 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget You can now play most embedded YouTube videos on your Chromecast
You no longer have to jump through hoops to stream embedded YouTube videos through your Chromecast. Google has quietly rolled out support for sending most web clips to its media stick, regardless of ...
06:56 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget LG cuts the price of its curved OLED TV to a vaguely reasonable $7,000
The US price of LG's first curved OLED TV dropped from $15,000 to a slightly less stratospheric $10,000 late last year, but that five-digit sticker was still bound to scare away all but the richest b...
06:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget FreedomPop lets you save more by paying up front for cheap cellphone service
FreedomPop has been pushing a free phone plan for the masses since last October, but it's tweaked its paid option for users who need more oomph each month. Now you can pay up front for one or two yea...
06:03 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Shazam's new iPhone app gives you faster access to lyrics and music videos
If you're like us, you usually stop using Shazam as soon as you've identifed that catchy tune -- while the software has a lot of features under the hood, they haven't been easy to find. That's why th...
05:31 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Worms Battlegrounds and Nutjitsu are the first self-published games on Xbox One
Microsoft caught everyone's attention back when it introduced [email protected] Now, nearly six months after the indie developer program was revealed, we're finally seeing the first titles to come out of it: ...
05:02 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Over one million people are streaming gameplay on Twitch every month
With the inclusion of Twitch streaming functionality in the PlayStation 4 (and soon in the Xbox One), it's no surprise that the service is now achieving over one million "monthly active broadcasters....
04:33 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget You can now relive the Beatles' US invasion on your Apple TV
Are you nostalgic for the hysteria when the Beatles first set foot in the US, or just wonder what all the fuss was about? If either is true, you'll be glad to hear that you now have a chance to recre...
04:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget IMO messenger enables video calls right from your browser
There's a big surprise waiting for IMO users who log into the redesigned website today: a new video chat feature that works right from a browser. Yes, that means there's nothing to download, as the m...
03:29 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Russian authorities only accept real money
Now that the good people of Russia have been robbed of untold billions to fund corruption at the Sochi Olympics, their government would like to warn them of a much more serious danger: Bitcoin. The c...
01:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget 'Fish on Wheels' frees your guppy from the tyranny of the tank (video)
A company called Studio Diip has created a motorized go-cart. For fish. Though "why" is the first question that comes to mind, at this point we're only able to give you the "how." When Little Dory st...
01:00 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Broadcom's new chips could put fast LTE in your budget smartphone
While entry-level smartphones are getting to be quite good these days, few of them have fast LTE; many have to make do with either basic LTE or 3G. If Broadcom is successful with its just-revealed M3...
12:28 pm -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Blackmagic now shipping its Production Camera 4K for $1,000 less than expected
So far, all of Blackmagic Design's cinema cameras have suffered through various shipping delays, and the new RAW-capable Production Camera 4K is no exception. But if you plunked four grand down to or...
11:35 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Japanese smart diaper is destined to have a lot of crappy days
The current move towards wearables is surely good news for us, but unremittingly bad news for them. A flexible sensor developed at the University of Tokyo is about to discover just how bad when it's ...
10:15 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget HTC admits it took its 'eyes off the ball' in neglecting low-end phones
Did you know that HTC still made cheaper phones like the Desire 601? Possibly not, considering the attention lavished upon the company's One series of flagships. HTC is now expecting its next quarter...
07:00 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Sigma's dp Quattro cameras boast higher-resolution sensors and an extra-wide design
No, you're not looking at a projector -- it's the dp2 Quattro, the first of three cameras in Sigma's new dp Quattro lineup. That unusually wide, almost cinematic body is meant to provide a more balan...
06:11 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Jolla's intelligent phone covers are now on sale, and you can make your own
One of the signature features of Jolla's first smartphone is The Other Half -- an intelligent phone back that uses NFC to automatically customize the phone's software. Early owners haven't really had...
05:04 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Microsoft starts selling ASUS' VivoTab Note 8 for $329
ASUS, like many other companies, took to CES 2014 to introduce a number of new products. Among these was the often-leaked VivoTab Note 8, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with support for Wacom pen input...
04:42 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Golf swing sensor offers smartphone-based coaching, saves your best drives in cloud storage
Sony might have claimed tennis, but Seiko Epson is going for golf. After (surprisingly) announcing its foray into wearables at CES last month, the company has announced its next step into broadening ...
03:02 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget How would you change Sony's Xperia T?
Much as we love Sony, it's an open secret that the company has somewhat lost its way. For example, when we reviewed the Xperia T, Sony's late-2012 flagship, we found that it really wasn't any better ...
01:24 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Motorola drops device exclusivity from Droid Zap photo sharing app
Would Twitter, Instagram or Vine be any fun if you couldn't participate in the social experience? No, probably not. This is the problem that Motorola's Droid Zap had: it was a unique, localized photo...
12:00 am -05 - Mon, February 10, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO, Sony sells its PC business, 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...
11:13 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Here's a sample of what to expect from Panasonic's 4K-ready Lumix GH4
It's been a mere couple of days since Panasonic unveiled its next-generation GH camera, the Lumix GH4. But, since there's no release date information as of yet, chances are it's going to be a little ...
10:31 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud app for iOS now auto-uploads your snapshots
Sure Kim Dotcom recently dropped an album, but that doesn't mean he's leaving his other projects to rot. His Mega cloud storage app for iOS just got a refresh, and it now comes with PhotoSync, which ...
09:48 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget GoPro files for IPO to become publicly traded company
It's safe to say GoPro's camera business is quite successful -- and there are plenty of things which prove this to be the case. Still, GoPro doesn't want to stop there, so much so that it has now sta...
09:03 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Meizu's elusive founder returns to office as CEO amid resignations
As Chinese phone maker Meizu approaches its eleventh anniversary come March 14th, its notoriously reclusive founder Jack Wong made a surprise return -- in front of cameras, no less -- to his company'...
07:58 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Verizon-ready Nexus 7 tablet sneaks into stores
Verizon has repeatedly promised that it would officially support the Nexus 7 on its LTE network, only to fall short each time. However, it now seems that a launch really is close at hand -- a Droid-L...
06:44 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird no longer available from the App Store or Google Play
Oh no! We sure hope you were able to download Flappy Bird before its imminent extinction. Because, as promised, developer Dong Nguyen has officially removed the insanely popular game from both the Ap...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget IRL: Motorola Droid Mini
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. After a qui...
05:24 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Verizon waives activation fees, offers smartphone trade-in deals -- for a limited time
Is The UnCarrier to blame for Verizon and AT&T running different promotions lately? Perhaps. But regardless of who's to blame thank for this, the stiff competition between US carriers is a great ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Chess and the Automaton Endgame
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.Machines may need to start a union. After ...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: floating cities, vegetable synthesizer and a syringe that seals gunshot wounds
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.All eyes turned to Russia last week as the Winter Olympics...
07:48 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Leak reportedly shows Windows Phone 8.1's new notification center
Wondering what Windows Phone 8.1's rumored notification hub would look like? You may be looking at it right now. Winphollowers claims to have a leaked Microsoft presentation outlining the feature, wh...
04:05 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Edward Snowden used automated web search tools to collect NSA data
It's tempting to imagine that Edward Snowden obtained NSA data through a daring Mission Impossible-style raid, but it now appears that he didn't have to put in much effort. Intelligence officials spe...
12:55 am -05 - Sun, February 9, 2014
Engadget Court tells AT&T's Aio to put down the magenta in T-Mobile trademark case
Any interior decorator will tell you, there's a fine line between blush and bashful. Unfortunately for Aio Wireless, the same can't be said of plum and magenta -- at least not in a court of law. T-Mo...
10:57 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird faces imminent extinction
Flappy Bird went from obscurity to chart-topping success overnight, but that's all coming to an end. After over 50 million downloads, developer Dong Nguyen said on Twitter that he's going to take the...
10:45 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Yahoo reportedly set to surface Yelp reviews in search results
According to The Wall Street Journal, the next time you search for a chicken dinner on Yahoo you could be served up a Yelp review for the best bird in your hood. According to the paper's source, Yaho...
10:30 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Alt-week 02.08.14: ancient aliens, power-generating spores and the 'pruney finger' mystery solved
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.A new theory is forcing us to reconsider one of life's big questions -- are we alone? Perhaps, it's mor...
08:39 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Judge denies re-retrial in never-ending Apple v. Samsung patent battle
It turns out we're not the only ones who are ready to see this patent battle royale come to an end. Last night, Judge Lucy Koh denied Samsung a retrial in the case that will not die, but took the opp...
04:56 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget 500px will sell your photos if it can keep most of the cash
Serious photographers who host their pictures at 500px will soon get to profit from their skills -- if not quite in they way they'd expect. The company has just unveiled Prime, a licensing store that...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Strange games, desktop recommendations, iTunes 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...
01:34 pm -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Google's Field Trip app adds ratings to its recreational recommendations
Google knows that not everything in Field Trip will reach the high watermark of creepy areas around New York, but it hopes that the app's latest update will make cool spots easier to find wherever yo...
10:17 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Firefox's revamped interface is now available in Aurora releases
You no longer have to grab one of Firefox's ever-changing nightly builds to try the browser's new Australis interface ahead of its official launch. Mozilla has just released a new Aurora version that...
02:12 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Windows Phone for Verizon reaches the FCC
Just in case it wasn't already clear that Samsung is prepping a next-generation Windows Phone for Verizon, the company has just passed the device (the SM-W750V) through the FCC. The approval confirms...
01:08 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Google+ photos get more 'pop' with new dynamic range tool
So far, you've had to use Snapseed on your phone to add high dynamic range effects to Google+ photos after you've taken them -- not very convenient if you're at your computer. That won't be a problem...
12:00 am -05 - Sat, February 8, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil, concept car with a drone companion 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...
11:02 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget OpenTable launches pilot mobile payment program in San Francisco
Soon you'll be able to use OpenTable to not only book your restaurant reservation, but pay for your meal as well. As rumored last year, the program is currently being tested at new diners and restaur...
10:31 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 383 - 2.7.14
Your host Terrence O'Brien weaves his way through this week's hot topics with the agility of an Olympian athlete, aided by what can only be described as: the cult of Joseph Volpe's personality. Missi...
09:48 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Blizzard to fund competitive gaming at the college level
The world of competitive gaming revolves around young players, but it's not always easy for them to participate -- many of them are college students without the resources to host large tournaments. T...
09:09 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Facebook lets users rewrite the past by editing their 'Look Back' videos
Let's be real here: the nostalgic "Look Back" videos Facebook rolled out for its tenth birthday are... let's say, hit or miss. Sure, some of them are tremendously meaningful. Most of them are much le...
08:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Camera and photography deals of the week: 2.7.14
If you're still looking to make good on that New Year's resolution to kick your photography habit into high gear, we might have a few options that can help. From an entry-level Nikon DSLR to a Wacom ...
07:51 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Nokia and HTC end their patent dispute, agree to license each other's tech
Nokia and HTC have officially put all this patent litigation nonsense behind them. The two have settled their disputes, signed an agreement to license each others technology, and even decided to expl...
07:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Spotify now lets you listen to your favorite track over, and over, and over...
This is the song that doesn't end.Yes, it goes on and on my friend.Some people started singing it not knowing what it was,And they'll continue singing it forever just because . . .......
06:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget The Moto G lands on US Cellular for $99 sans contract
The Moto G is the best cheap Android phone you can get your hands on, and now you've got another way to nab one. US Cellular today confirmed what a blurry screenshot told us yesterday: the 8GB model ...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Secret court approves new limits on NSA-collected phone records
Just three weeks after President Obama announced a series of changes designed to (partially) rein in the NSA's bulk data collection program, at least two of these measures are moving forward. The sec...
05:16 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget WSJ: NSA collects data from less than one-fifth of all cellphone records
The National Security Agency might be busy collecting your Angry Birds high scores, but our previous notions that the government is collecting all of our phone data may be over-exaggerated, according...
04:44 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
With Ben Gilbert currently escaping the DICE-y wilds of Las Vegas, our three podcasting amigos are down to just two for today's installment. Join in then as Terrence O'Brien and Joseph Volpe walk thr...
04:24 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget With Xbox, you can enjoy Bonnaroo from your couch
Can't make it out to Tennessee this June to catch the concerts at Bonnaroo? If you have an Xbox, you won't have to. A new Bonnaroo app will let you watch the music festival through your console. Ther...
03:52 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget This concept car uses its own reconnaissance drone to spot traffic jams
The idea of receiving traffic updates on your sat nav may suddenly seem tawdry next to this more futuristic alternative dreamed up by Renault: If you're driving along in its "KWID" concept car and yo...
03:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Padcaster's tablet movie rig comes to the iPad Mini
The big iPad's large, high-res screen is a plus for shooting video, but wielding it can make one look like, shall we say, a dork. One way to overcome that stigma is by shooting with the original Padc...
01:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Google's Chromecast expected to come to the UK in March
A representative from UK electronics retailer Currys has just revealed to TNW that it'll start selling Google's Chromecast dongle beginning March 1st. Google all but confirmed the arrival in Britain ...
01:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Renault prototype is a self-driving massage parlour
Renault wants to make your commute as chill as possible. Assuming your route is "protected" (free of pedestrians, cyclists or lane changes), the French automaker has a few tricks up its sleeve to mak...
01:36 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Renault prototype is a self-driving massage parlor
Renault wants to make your commute as chill as possible. Assuming your route is "protected" (free of pedestrians, cyclists or lane changes), the French automaker has a few tricks up its sleeve to mak...
12:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Amazon Prime snags 'Archer' and 5 more Fox series, launches ten free pilots
The content arms race between streaming video providers Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (and YouTube/Google Play and Crackle and Redbox and... you get the picture) shows no signs of slowing down, and here's...
12:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Amazon Prime snags 'Archer' and five more Fox series, launches 10 free pilots
The content arms race between streaming video providers Netflix, Amazon and Hulu (and YouTube/Google Play and Crackle and Redbox and... you get the picture) shows no signs of slowing down, and here's...
11:06 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget California law could end grand theft mobile with kill-switches in all smartphones
Lawmakers in California are so intent on curbing record levels of smartphone theft, they're ready to fine phone makers if anti-theft measures aren't installed on their devices. The New York Times rep...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Google refuses to pay French privacy fine in a battle of company versus country
France and Google are playing a delicate game of brinkmanship in the courts of Europe, and it still isn't clear who'll come off worse. France fined the search company €150,000 ($200,000) last mo...
10:31 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Google refuses to pay French privacy fine, forced to post admission of guilt (update)
France and Google are playing a delicate game of brinkmanship in the courts of Europe, and it still isn't clear who'll come off worse. France fined the search company €150,000 ($200,000) last mo...
10:01 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Kia debuts city-only Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show
At the ongoing Chicago Auto Show, South Korean automaker Kia has not only debuted the 2015 Soul EV, but also confirmed the vehicle's release stateside. The compact car has a markedly shorter range (8...
07:55 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget European Teslas will have internet tunes thanks to Rdio (video)
Your dream of cruising the Autobahn in a Model S is about to get an internet-enhanced soundtrack: Rdio is coming to European Teslas. While Yanks have had access to Slacker for some time, according to...
05:53 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget EA Sports' 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil won't be coming to Xbox One or PlayStation 4
As is the case every four years, FIFA's biggest football competition is about to take place. To celebrate the 2014 tournament, which will be played in Brazil, EA Sports is releasing a title to give f...
05:13 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget LG event in Korea could reveal the G Pro 2 earlier than expected
LG was expected to announce the G Pro 2 at MWC in Barcelona but ZDNET Korea is reckoning that locals might get an early peek. A "knock-knock-knockin' on" invite has it thinking that the LG's new smar...
04:48 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget One of London's oldest museums will offer 'After Dark' tours via robot
We've seen telepresence robots used by everyone from doctors to check on remote patients to a student who needs to attend class. Now a robot is being used for a new purpose: museum tours. Soon you'll...
04:01 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Nikon appeals to advanced shooters with high-end Coolpix P340 and S9700 compacts
The Coolpix P340, which replaces last year's P330 and the S9700, which serves as the S9500's successor, look awfully similar to 2013's models -- in many ways, those similarities extend internally, to...
04:01 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Nikon Coolpix P600 and P530 superzooms ship this month for $450-plus
If you recently came upon a Coolpix P520 under the Christmas tree, prepare to be mildly disappointed. That superzoom just reached early retirement, with today's P530 introduction. 2014's refresh brin...
04:01 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Nikon's adventure-ready Coolpix AW120 and S32 snap shots on land and at sea
Nikon's got a pair of baby bumps in store for us this year on the adventure cam front. The Coolpix AW120, which replaces last year's AW110 and the S32, which serves as 2014's answer to the S31. Both ...
04:00 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's GH4 clearly packs serious 4K video chops, but pricing and availability remain TBA (hands-on)
Long gone are the days when digital cameras were just for still photographers. In fact, with its GH4, it's easy to argue that Panasonic is putting an even greater emphasis on video capture -- of the ...
02:57 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Security researcher disputes NBC's Sochi 'hacking' experience
Hacked! As soon as you connect to the internet while at the Winter Olympics. Well, maybe not. There's been a bit of blowback from the report, even from the expert that NBC turned to during its report...
02:27 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Firefox beta brings touch-friendly web browsing to Windows 8
After roughly a year of development, Mozilla has at last released a beta of Firefox for Windows 8. The not-quite-finished browser gives early adopters a full touchscreen interface with finger-friendl...
01:47 am -05 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Rugby on an Oculus Rift, Sony sells its PC business, 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 - Fri, February 7, 2014
Engadget Call of Duty moves to a three-studio rotation to keep up the quality
Many gamers are frustrated with publishers that like to release franchise sequels every one to two years, regardless of the quality -- just ask the Battlefield 4 players still grappling with bugs. Ac...
11:39 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Verizon's HTC One is finally getting a taste of KitKat
Well, that was quick. Just a few hours after an HTC product manager tweeted the good news, Verizon Wireless customers have found that the much-anticipated KitKat update is landing on their HTC Ones. ...
10:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Here's a possible sneak peek at the homescreen for HTC's next flagship
The online rumor mill's been working overtime where HTC's upcoming M8 flagship is concerned, with some even going so far as to conjure fake mock-ups of the device. Leave it to @evleaks then to give u...
10:34 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget HP's first Chromebox arrives this spring
HP has revealed more about the Chromebox that it's making to support Google's video conferencing system, and we have good news: it won't be confined to meeting rooms. The company's inaugural Chrome O...
09:46 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Redbox gets a new president plucked from the studios, former Warner exec Mark Horak
Redbox has gone from fighting the studios to build its video rental (and now streaming) business to having deals with them, and that cozy new relationship is reflected by its choice of a new leader. ...
09:19 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Steve Wozniak thinks Apple should build an Android smartphone
Yes, folks, this is real life. In an interview with Wired, at the Apps World North America conference, Steve Wozniak revealed his belief that Apple should create a phone using Google's Android operat...
08:50 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Comcast is bringing its online Olympics coverage to Xfinity TV subscribers
By its nature, conventional TV offers limited coverage of large sports events like the Olympics -- much to the chagrin of fans. Comcast's Xfinity TV subscribers won't have that problem with the Sochi...
08:28 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Pinterest's mobile site now matches the look of its apps
To some, looks are everything. To others, it's all about what's inside. To Pinterest, it's a mixture of both. As such, don't be surprised to see a different look from the social discovery network the...
07:55 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Reporter for iOS tracks your life through mini surveys and pretty graphs
Nicolas Felton is something of a data nut. (Hopefully he won't take umbrage with that characterization.) The man has been reporting various metrics of his personal life since 2005 in the annual Feltr...
07:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Bose's new SoundLink III has improved sound, battery life
Today Bose unveiled the SoundLink III, a pint-sized speaker the company says is its best-performing Bluetooth model yet. Designed to be used primarily while you're out and about, the $300 portable sp...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Google takes on the conference room with Chromebox for meetings
Been trying to figure out just what you'd do with a Chromebox? Google has an idea: build a new video conferencing system. At least that's what Google VP of product management Ceaser Sengupta announce...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Twitter wants government permission to share specifics about national security requests
Twitter released a new transparency report this morning, and it's just as much about what the company can't disclose as what it can. You can check out the full data dump here, but in short Twitter re...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Sony to transition its Reader base to Kobo's ebook platform in 'late March'
With its eye firmly fixed on a return to profitability, Sony's been making extensive cuts to its business arms in recent days (bye bye, VAIO!). So it's no surprise the company would train that cost-c...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Sony to transition its Reader base to Kobo's e-book platform in 'late March'
With its eye firmly fixed on a return to profitability, Sony's been making extensive cuts to its business arms in recent days (bye bye, VAIO!). So it's no surprise the company would train that cost-c...
05:20 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Sony to close Reader store and move users to Kobo's e-book platform in 'late March'
With its eye firmly fixed on a return to profitability, Sony's been making extensive cuts to its business arms in recent days (bye bye, VAIO!). So it's no surprise the company would train that cost-c...
04:32 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Boost Mobile has a limited-time deal on unlimited LTE data for $35
Remember when you had the option to get unlimited data for $30 on most carriers? Yeah, us too, and we won't hide our envy for those who are grandfathered in. To alleviate some of these troubles, Boos...
04:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget 'Beep' works like a Chromecast for your old speakers
If you want to make your favorite speakers wireless, you have a few options. Nothing on the market, however, is quite like Beep. Launching today, the tiny dial works like a Chromecast for your speake...
03:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget This is the red Nexus 5 (hands-on)
Valentine's Day is coming up, and 'tis the season for special red versions of well-established phones to magically pop out of the woodwork. It seems to happen at least once or twice this time of year...
02:02 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Twitter's opening up your timeline data... for science!
There's a veritable wealth of data to be gleaned from the world's tweets, but apparently it's not so easy for researchers to get a hold of. To that end, Twitter has announced that it will start grant...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: Win an Advent Tegra Note 7 courtesy of NVIDIA
Is there a tablet-shaped hole in your life? Or maybe you're something of a collector? Either way, we have three Advent Tegra Note 7's sat here looking for a good home. You can thank the kind folk at ...
01:00 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Engadget UK Giveaway: Win an Advent Vega Tegra Note 7 courtesy of NVIDIA
Is there a tablet-shaped hole in your life? Or maybe you're something of a collector? Either way, we have three Advent Tegra Note 7's sat here looking for a good home. You can thank the kind folk at ...
12:25 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Ancient patent troll case against Motorola leaves jurors too baffled to reach a verdict
If the name "Intellectual Ventures" (IV) sounds familiar, that's because the firm went on a suing spree over patents a few years ago. One of them, a two-year-old lawsuit against Motorola, finally wen...
12:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Google tweaks its search results to throw more YouTube music videos at you
As clever as Google's search is, finding official YouTube music videos is often harder than it should be, hampering efforts to successfully get your soft rock fix. In a new change rolling out now, th...
12:10 pm -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Google's latest search tweak encourages you to watch more YouTube music videos
As clever as Google's search is, finding official YouTube music videos is often harder than it should be, hampering efforts to successfully get your soft rock fix. In a new change rolling out now, th...
10:49 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Experience life as an England rugby player with an Oculus Rift, nine GoPros and zero bruises
The Oculus Rift's impact on gaming is obvious, but it's not hard to imagine how the virtual reality headset could change how we consume home entertainment as a whole. UK mobile network O2 and the Eng...
10:49 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Experience life as a rugby player with an Oculus Rift, nine GoPros and zero bruises
The Oculus Rift's impact on gaming is obvious, but it's not hard to imagine how the virtual reality headset could change how we consume home entertainment as a whole. UK mobile network O2 and the Eng...
09:48 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Ricoh's rugged WG-4 and WG-20 are its first cameras to drop the Pentax badge
Ricoh acquired the Pentax brand over two years ago, but you almost wouldn't know it when the badging has largely remained the same. However, that's changing today -- Ricoh's new WG-4, WG-4 GPS and WG...
08:42 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Your car's computer system can be compromised with off the shelf parts
Unless there's an electric vehicle parked in your driveway, you probably don't think of your car in a computer - but a pair of Spanish security researchers sure do. In preparation for next month's Bl...
08:42 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Your car's computer system can be hacked with off-the-shelf parts
You probably don't spend much time thinking about the computer in your car, but a pair of Spanish security researchers sure do. In preparation for next month's Black Hat Asia security conference in S...
07:31 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Lyft joins new alliance seeking to clean up ridesharing's insurance mess
Although there's now some legal groundwork in place for ridesharing companies, insurance remains a gray area -- witness the Uber driver who was involved in a fatal accident while off work. How do you...
06:02 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Sony sells its VAIO PC business, makes TV arm its own subsidiary
Sony said it was "addressing various options" as recently as yesterday when it came to its VAIO PC and laptop arm, and while announcing its financial results for Q3 2013, it's apparently come to a de...
06:02 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Sony sells its VAIO PC business, is splitting TV arm into a separate company
Sony said it was "addressing various options" as recently as yesterday when it came to its VAIO PC and laptop arm, and while announcing its financial results for Q3 2013, it's apparently come to a de...
05:32 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Mozilla reveals an adaptive Android home screen built around Firefox
We hope you haven't had your fill of adaptive Android home screens, because Mozilla is throwing its hat into the increasingly crowded ring. The company has just offered a sneak peek at Firefox Launch...
04:22 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung and Cisco agree to share patents, sue less
Tired of endless patent lawsuits? So are Samsung and Cisco. The two companies have entered a patent cross-license agreement, essentially promising not to sue each other for the next ten years. The de...
03:51 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Android search update lets you pick video on-demand providers in Google Now
Little software updates sometimes make a big difference. Google has rolled out an update to Android's search app that's currently listed as a simple bug fix, yet introduces a deluge of new features f...
02:52 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Amazon acquires Double Helix, the games studio behind the latest Killer Instinct
Leaked through a joint recruiting event between Amazon and Double Helix, Amazon has acquired the games studio, reportedly in a bid to grab both talent and IP. The studio is best known for its Killer ...
02:27 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xbox One update inbound, Sony Cyber-shot RX10 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...
01:21 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget HTC says it's solved the smartwatch battery life issue, still plans to launch wearable this year
It's been tough times for HTC. But it's not going to let a little thing like a competitive, over-saturated smartphone market stop it from dipping its toe into the... competitive, over-saturated world...
12:43 am -05 - Thu, February 6, 2014
Engadget DARPA taps IBM to help create self-destructing gizmos for the battlefield
When you look at DARPA's newest project, it almost feels like the agency's recent breakthroughs have left it a little drained, creatively. The government's research wing has announced that IBM is hel...
11:59 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Google urges artists to get coding for Digital Revolution exhibit in London
Google is hardly new to the art scene. But its latest project, a partnership with Barbican (home of the London Symphony Orchestra), actually has it helping curate an exhibit of what it calls DevArt -...
11:23 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget A bionic arm and a nerve implant give one amputee a sense of touch
Nothing can quite undo the trauma of losing a limb, but a team of EU researchers has been trying to help by bringing sense to senseless prostheses. They're doing pretty well at it too: they recently ...
10:46 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Chrome apps may soon run without any trace of the web browser
Chrome web apps may behave like native software at times, but they still require some form of the Chrome browser to run -- even if it's just a basic process. They may not need that component for much...
10:17 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Time Warner reveals how much money HBO makes, and why it's not splitting from cable yet
Wondering why you still need a cable TV package to subscribe to HBO in the US? Because HBO is making truckloads of cash keeping things the way they are -- even though that might not last forever. Its...
09:56 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget KnowRoaming's international sticker SIMs begin shipping to backers today
KnowRoaming, the company behind the roaming SIM "stickers" that popped up on Kickstarter last year, has begun shipping its device to the first 500 backers. The $35 pre-order kit, which includes a SIM...
09:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Twitter posts small earnings in first quarter as a public company, but user growth is slowing
Now that Twitter is a publicly traded company, it's time to add the business to our collection of quarterly earnings reports. So how did it do in the first go-round? Well, there are pros and cons: In...
08:30 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Gaming deals of the week: 2.5.14
For those folks out to nab up a bit of fun this week, we've compiled a few gaming deals that will certainly lend a hand. From the latest Call of Duty installment to a 17-inch gaming laptop, we've got...
08:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 384 - 2.5.14
While the Northeast is suffering through some heavy weather, Ben is getting ready to enjoy Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 on Blu-ray, from a significantly sunnier locale. Regardless of your loca...
07:29 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Long-time Google employee Susan Wojcicki is the new head of YouTube
Introducing the new head of YouTube: Susan Wojcicki, former SVP of ads and commerce at Google, who boasts some serious connections in the tech sphere. Mountain View has confirmed the news, and the ou...
07:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Amazon now indulges in your GI Joe fan fiction
Admit it -- as a kid, you got a little tired of the GI Joe team winning the battle in every cartoon episode. Wouldn't it have been nice if Cobra emerged victorious now and then? Thankfully for you, A...
06:34 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Steve Jobs wanted Sony VAIOs to run Mac's operating system
If Steve Jobs had gotten his way, that VAIO in your lap could've been running OS X, Apple's operating system. It sounds like fiction, but consider the source: former Sony president Kunitake Ando. The...
06:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR's first published game will be EVE: Valkyrie
EVE:Valkyrie is no longer just a neat proof-of-concept demo for Oculus' prototype VR headset -- it's now an exclusive launch title. Today, Oculus announced that it'd be entering into a co-publishing ...
05:32 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Toshiba Chromebook arrives in the US and UK, slightly pricier than expected
Back at CES, Toshiba told us that its new Chromebook would be shipping on February 16th. It appears, though, the company has decided to make it available ahead of time, as the 13-inch Chrome OS lapto...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Sony Cyber-shot RX10 review: impeccable performance and versatility make this cam an industry leader
To many photographers -- amateurs and professionals alike -- digital SLRs represent quality. The fact that you can remove the lens and swap it for another is inconsequential to those who never buy a ...
04:43 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Newegg's $50 Premier is like Amazon Prime, but without the video streaming
While Amazon's debating whether or not it should hike Prime subscription fees in the US, now its decision may have to take into consideration a potential competitor. This morning, Newegg introduced P...
04:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget NYT: Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 will be announced in three weeks
As Mobile World Congress approaches, it appears to become more and more evident that Samsung has chosen the Barcelona event later this month as the venue to launch the Galaxy S 5. This morning, the N...
04:12 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget NYT: Samsung Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Gear 2 will be announced in three weeks
As Mobile World Congress approaches, it appears to become more and more evident that Samsung has chosen the Barcelona event later this month as the venue to launch the Galaxy S 5. This morning, the N...
04:02 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Music Inc. is anti-piracy propaganda posing as a casual game
UK Music and Britain's Intellectual Property Office don't believe that most music games tell the whole story -- while they show the tunes, they omit labels struggling to find good artists and deal wi...
03:47 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Visitors to Sochi Olympics should expect to be hacked (video)
There's little question at this point that the logistics in Sochi, from hotel rooms to public infrastructure, are a mess, but one of the greatest threats to visitors is one they can't even see. Accor...
03:15 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Panasonic reverses its fortunes amid electric vehicle boom
Not every struggling company story has to have a depressing ending. Though its troubles are far from over yet, Panasonic has just announced 73.7 billion yen ($730 million) in net earnings for Q3. Tha...
02:39 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Sky's Now TV beta lets you stream shows on most Android devices
Android-toting Sky subscribers won't have to worry about what hardware they use to catch up on their favorite shows. The British broadcaster has just launched a new Now TV beta that runs on most devi...
02:01 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Shopping app lets you beam payments to old-fashioned cash registers
Remember Mobeam's barcode scanning trick? It looks like it just found a new home: the Clutch app. The digital shopping app can now beam credit card numbers, ticket info, coupons and gift card data to...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's first major update split in two, launching in February and March
When the first component of Xbox One's spring update arrives on February 11th, it'll be a few weeks ahead of the first spring flowers sprouting. Like those flowers, much of what's contained in the Fe...
01:31 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung loved its leather-look Note 3 so much it's revised the Galaxy S 4 design to match
Samsung tends not to hop around when it comes to design language, instead, choosing to gently sail the calmer waters of familiarity. Probably the biggest deviation from those well-worn design notes o...
12:49 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Browsing on your Android phone just got safer, thanks to the EFF
In the wake of Edward Snowden's NSA revelations, finding ways to browse the internet more securely has become of paramount importance. In its mission to help netizens feel that little bit safer, the ...
12:05 pm -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Google will escape fines in EU antitrust case by promoting rival services
Google has finally reached a settlement in its long-running dispute with the European Commission over the way that it displays search results. From now on, it must give equal visibility to rivals lik...
11:25 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Apple and Samsung to spar over iPhone 5, Galaxy Note II at next trial
Perpetual court combatants Apple and Samsung have revealed their final list of allegations ahead of a trial starting March 31st. Though each started with five disputed patents, Samsung only has four ...
09:30 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Path finally brings video to its Android app more than three years after iOS
In the fast and frenetic world of mobile, a three year wait for a simple feature Apple users already have might put you off using one of your favorite apps. But that's exactly what happened with Path...
06:33 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget QuadStick controller opens up PS3, PC and Android titles to quadriplegic gamers (video)
Playing PS3 games could soon get a little more inclusive. QuadStick, a suitably complex mouth-based controller that offers quadriplegics the ability to play console games, has launched its fundraisin...
04:45 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade
It's been about nine years since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time under...
04:45 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget FDA approves swallowable 'PillCam' after almost a decade (video)
It's been about nine years since we last heard from from Given Imaging, but the FDA has finally granted a version of the firm's minuscule snapshooter its blessing. Not everyone has an easy time under...
02:53 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Satya Nadella named Microsoft CEO, 10 years of Facebook 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...
01:30 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
It's Tuesday which means it's 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 got our thoughts on the Super Bowl on t...
01:13 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Rdio support for Google Chromecast is in the works
Now that Google has finally opened up the Chromecast SDK to developers, we can expect a whole lot of different applications to start being friendly with the $35 dongle. With this in mind, Rdio, via t...
12:31 am -05 - Wed, February 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 revisits the FCC with AT&T-capable LTE
You might not have to sign up with Verizon to buy a cellular edition of Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 in the US. The gargantuan tablet has returned to the FCC, only this time in a variant with AT&am...
11:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Royal Caribbean uses 80-foot HDTVs to create 'virtual balcony staterooms'
Every cruise-goer wants the ability to recreate the Jack and Rose experience of "flying" on the bow of the ship from their room, but unless you book a window suite early, getting that experience can ...
11:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Royal Caribbean uses 80-inch HDTVs to create 'virtual balcony staterooms'
Every cruise-goer wants the ability to recreate the Jack and Rose experience of "flying" on the bow of the ship from their room, but unless you book a window suite early, getting that experience can ...
10:53 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget John Carmack quit id Software because it wouldn't support VR games
We know the basic reason why John Carmack left id Software: he wanted to concentrate on his work at Oculus VR. However, we now know that it was more complicated -- it was the result of a dream denied...
09:56 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft to use Foursquare data in Bing and Windows products
It may not be the biggest news to come out of Redmond in recent hours. Still, the Windows faithful will no doubt be interested to hear about a licensing agreement involving two pretty notable outfits...
09:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget DARPA gives the public a one-stop shop for its open source code
Ever wish you could help DARPA build our future robot overloards? Wish no more, friends, because DARPA's new open source program will let you in on the action.DARPA's making the DARPA Open Catalog, a...
09:31 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget DARPA gives the public a one-stop shop for its open-source code
Ever wish you could help DARPA build our future robot overlords? Wish no more, friends, because DARPA's new open-source program will let you in on the action.DARPA's making the DARPA Open Catalog, a ...
08:49 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Apple and carriers will donate free devices and broadband to US schools
The White House won't be going it alone as it brings US classrooms into the internet era through its ConnectED initiative -- it just revealed that a host of technology firms will also lend a hand. Ap...
08:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Sony is reportedly in talks to sell its PC business
Sony's had much more success in gaming and home entertainment than with its PC division, so the latest news isn't exactly shocking. According to Japanese news service Nikkei, the company is looking t...
08:12 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Sony is reportedly in talks to sell its PC business (update)
Sony's had much more success in gaming and home entertainment than with its PC division, so the latest news isn't exactly shocking. According to Japanese news service Nikkei, the company is looking t...
07:14 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget 2014 Doodle 4 Google encourages kids to share ideas on how to make the world better
Google is one of a few companies that loves being involved in all kinds of different projects, one of which is Doodle 4 Google. In 2013, through the initiative, the Mountain View-based company challe...
06:46 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget The red Nexus 5 is now on sale at Google Play
Well, that didn't take long. We saw leaked snapshots of the Nexus 5 in red last week, and now the scarlet-hued handset has made its proper debut over at Google Play. As of right now, both the 16GB an...
06:35 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Google Wallet for iOS update adds loyalty card scans and merchant notifications
Last week, loyalty card scanning was added to the Android version of Google Wallet, but today the iOS faithful can get in on the action. An update allows you to add all of those pesky rewards cards t...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Evernote for Mac now lets you search using everyday language
Evernote syncs gobs of content these days, and that can make it tricky to find what you're looking for without some clever search tricks. However, those data hunts just got much easier with an update...
06:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Iridium's satellite hotspot will get you online nearly anywhere on Earth
Globalstar's Sat-Fi won't be the only game in town for satellite hotspots. Iridium has unveiled the Iridium Go, a hotspot that lets up to five WiFi-equipped devices hop on the internet, send texts an...
05:29 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Google Maps on iOS now notifies you when a faster route is available
In an effort to bring Maps for iOS up to par with its Android equivalent, Google has released an update that makes the app on Apple's platform smarter in real-time. Now, when you're using Navigation ...
05:03 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget This liquid can make any glove touchscreen-friendly
It hasn't been all that easy to make your own touchscreen-friendly gloves short of grabbing a needle and some conductive thread. With Tony Yu's upcoming Nanotips, however, it could be as simple as ap...
04:32 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft offers free Lumia 520 handset with an Xbox Music pass
If you're pondering a new phone or Windows device, Microsoft is keen to help out at the moment. First of all, it's offering up to $250 of store credit for your well-kept smartphone or tablet, dependi...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's new drive could take the headaches out of networked storage
There aren't many network-attached hard drives for the home, and those that exist aren't always easy to use... not unless you enjoy drive mapping, anyway. Toshiba may just make the experience simpler...
03:44 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Super Bowl sets new record for live streaming, barely
At first glance, Fox Sports' viewership numbers for its Super Bowl stream are impressive, but when compared to data from previous games, they lose a bit of their luster. This year, an average of 528,...
03:15 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Don't look down: LG tests its robotic vacuum cleaners at extreme heights
When LG wants to show off the spatial awareness of its robotic vacuum cleaners, it doesn't just set them off in a dummy living room. No, instead, the company has taken its latest Roboking to the roof...
02:30 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Meet Satya Nadella, the man tasked with reinventing Microsoft
Steve Ballmer couldn't change Microsoft fast enough. During his 13-year stint as CEO, the company failed to get in front of major technological developments. It struggled to keep pace with the likes ...
02:06 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft chooses cloud and enterprise head Satya Nadella as third CEO
Microsoft has officially named Steve Ballmer's successor: Satya Nadella. Now the third CEO in the company's history, he most recently has led Redmond's efforts in the cloud and enterprise space. With...
02:00 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget ASUS' Chromebox arrives in March for $179
As promised late last year, ASUS unveiled its new Chromebox packing Intel's fourth-generation Haswell processors today. The most compact Chromebox yet, the computer comes sporting either Intel's Cele...
12:57 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Pacemaker DJ app for iPad swaps your record bag for your Spotify password
Third time lucky? The team behind Pacemaker clearly thinks so. What was originally ambitious hardware, had to reinvent itself as an app after a complex business arrangement meant things didn't work o...
12:01 pm -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Hasselblad remakes a Sony DSLR out of aluminum, quadruples the price
Do you love your Sony A99 full-framed DSLR, but find it's just not... aluminum-y enough? For an extra $8,700 (or $11,500 in total), you can score a Hasselblad HV remake with a Carl Zeiss 24-70mm F2.8...
11:16 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Mozilla makes it a lot easier to sync Firefox bookmarks and passwords
Firefox users keen to keep their browsing data up-to-date across devices will soon have one less headache to worry about. Mozilla, makers of the popular open-source browser, has decided to do away wi...
10:41 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Congress' new report tells you where Bitcoin is legal
Unfortunately, you can't assume that Bitcoin is legal everywhere you go -- it's safe to use the digital cash in some countries, but it's mostly verboten in others. However, you won't have to travel b...
10:02 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Facebook reminds you of the good times, bad haircuts with personalized 10-year anniversary video
We're not usually one for nostalgia (unless it's of the 8-bit variety), but Facebook evidently is. With 10 candles in its birthday cake today, the social networking giant hopes to make all of its use...
09:38 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget AllCast Android media streamer and Chromecast are friends again now that the SDK is here
Google's Chromecast has teased seemingly limitless potential since its release last year, but until the Cast SDK came out yesterday most developers couldn't take advantage of it. That includes Koushi...
09:38 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget AllCast Android media streamer and Chromecast are friends again now that the SDK is here (updated)
Google's Chromecast has teased seemingly limitless potential since its release last year, but until the Cast SDK came out yesterday most developers couldn't take advantage of it. That includes Koushi...
08:38 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Japanese companies testing 360-degree VR broadcasts for live events
All the fun of a live event, minus the spilled beer and bank-breaking ticket prices. That's what this team-up, from Japanese telecoms giant NTT and the company behind video network NicoNico Douga, is...
07:54 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Kinect guards South Korea's borders against trespassers
Surgeons, mad scientists and sentries guarding the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) now have one thing in common: Microsoft's Kinect. According to Hankooki, the Korean military is currently using Kine...
06:32 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung's next Windows Phone is headed to Verizon, still looks like a Galaxy phone
Samsung's still making Windows Phones, okay? And here's what the company's 2014 model will apparently look like, with yet another protruding physical button and what appears to be a lighter grey colo...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro series coming to US February 13th
Looks like Office Depot wasn't messing with us when it began offering pre-orders of Samsung's brand-new 12.2-inch tablet ahead of its official US launch; it just jumped the gun a bit. As it turns out...
05:01 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Tab Pro series coming to US February 13th (updated)
Looks like Office Depot wasn't messing with us when it began offering pre-orders of Samsung's brand-new 12.2-inch tablet ahead of its official US launch; it just jumped the gun a bit. As it turns out...
04:17 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget LG promises upgraded image-stabilizing 'plus' camera and 4K video recording on G2 Pro flagship
Taking to its own social site, LG's stated that the incoming G2 Pro (another smartphone set to debut at Barcelona later this month), will offer imaging skills that will put its current champ, the G2,...
04:03 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Google's Chromecast SDK, Facebook Paper 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...
03:28 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Pebble's appstore rolls out on iOS, starts beta testing on Android
Pebble's smartwatch appstore has arrived as promised and it's loaded with over 1,000 apps and watchfaces. Our review of the new Steel watch has more details on how it all works, and users with the iO...
02:52 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung's 'Unpacked 5' event promises a new flagship device
Samsung sure knows how to whet the appetite of its fans. The Korean tech giant has announced that it's holding an "Unpacked 5" event at Mobile World Congress on February 24th -- a potentially not-so-...
01:56 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Google's so-called mystery barge must relocate in light of permit blunder
Sure, Google's so-called mystery barge is a little less, well, mysterious now that we know it's meant to be "an interactive space where people can learn about new technology," but the tale of its cre...
01:56 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Google's so-called mystery barge must relocate in light of permit blunder (updated)
Sure, Google's so-called mystery barge is a little less, well, mysterious now that we know it's meant to be "an interactive space where people can learn about new technology," but the tale of its cre...
12:53 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of February 3rd: Walking Dead and Winter Olympics
After the Super Bowl, we will have to fill the hours with non-football things (until the NFL Combine, at least) and right on time we have the return of AMC's The Walking Dead this weekend. If you pre...
12:01 am -05 - Tue, February 4, 2014
Engadget NudeAudio's Studio 5 wants to change how you think about Bluetooth speakers
For many, the humble Bluetooth speaker has been marred by a preconception about poor audio quality (one that was often deserved until technologies like aptX gained traction). A problem usually compou...
11:37 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Sprint's push-to-talk app adds support for six new phones
Sprint is bringing push-to-talk functionality to six new devices today: the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 3, LG G2, LG G Flex, LG Optimus F3, and the Kyocera Hydro Edge. The feature comes by way of ...
11:04 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget SteamOS gets a native music player in Steam Music
SteamOS still isn't really in wide use, and it's very firmly still in beta. Heck, the latest version still carries the disclaimer, "don't install it on any machine you are not prepared to lose." With...
10:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget White House will host its first Maker Faire later this year
Many will tell you that Maker Faires inspire entrepreneurs, and the White House certainly agrees -- it wants to foster that inventive spirit across the US. Accordingly, it just unveiled plans to host...
10:06 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Grand Theft Auto 5 is the best-selling game of 2013
Between a $1 billion debut and rave reviews, it's probably not a huge shock to you that Grand Theft Auto 5 was the best-selling game of 2013. Regardless, Rockstar Games' parent company Take-Two Inter...
09:51 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Paper news-reading app makes Facebook prettier, a bit less functional (hands-on)
Upon installing Facebook's newest app, you're greeted by a friendly female voice. "Welcome to Paper," she says. And, for many folks, Paper will be a welcome change indeed. But, before we tell you why...
09:35 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget The NFL's new digital network is a step forward, but still not what cord-cutters want
Many people were excited by the announcement that this year's Super Bowl would be streamed online. But this came with a catch on smartphones -- the need to go through Verizon's NFL Mobile service rat...
08:44 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Adobe's Photoshop guru John Nack is heading to Google's photography team
If you needed further proof that Google was serious about its photography efforts, one of Adobe's main Photoshop folks is heading for Mountain View to pitch in. John Nack, former Senior Product Manag...
08:11 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget The government wants our cars to 'talk' to each other
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is throwing its weight behind vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems. After years of experimentation and a real-world trial in Ann Arbor, MI the gove...
07:59 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Google Calendar now helps you remember holidays in 30 more countries
If you've ever made the faux pas of contacting foreign coworkers while they're out celebrating national holidays, you'll appreciate the latest update to Google Calendar. The service now accounts for ...
07:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Facebook, Google and Yahoo now say when the US government requests user content
Last week, the US government finally relented on letting technology companies publish more detail about national security requests; today, some bigger firms are taking advantage of the looser rules. ...
07:23 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Facebook, Google and Yahoo now say when the US government requests user content (update: Microsoft too)
Last week, the US government finally relented on letting technology companies publish more detail about national security requests; today, some bigger firms are taking advantage of the looser rules. ...
06:55 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 ships in the US February 13th for $850, up for pre-order now
Arriving in the US just in time for Valentine's Day, the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is set to ship stateside February 13th with an equally beefy $850 price tag. If you'll recall, the 12.2-inch behe...
06:45 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Mobile carrier Ting turns two, celebrates by lowering data prices
What would a birthday be without presents? Instead of receiving gifts, wireless provider Ting is celebrating its second birthday this week unwrapping lower data prices. Most data "buckets" on the ser...
06:30 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Google finally opens Chromecast SDK, invites developers to get hackin'
The Chromecast is already a pretty easy sell: It's $35 and brings most of the biggest names in streaming media to your TV with minimal hassle. So, now that Google has opened the SDK to developers, it...
05:50 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Google Now comes to the desktop in Chrome and Chrome OS betas
Rumblings of Google Now on the desktop first started surfacing back in December of 2012, but it wasn't until a couple of weeks ago that it actually broke cover. If you were a user of the Canary build...
04:53 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 update supports Sony's pricey headsets, including a new model
PlayStation 3 owners who quickly moved to the PS4 couldn't take their expensive Pulse headsets with them, but that won't be a problem for long. A version 1.6 update reaching the newer console late th...
04:22 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Battlefield 4 gets even prettier with new AMD drivers
If you caught our recent coverage of the huge Star Swarm demo, you'll know that AMD's Mantle programming tool has already proven itself capable of radically transforming a real-time strategy game. Bu...
03:58 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Apple says Happy Birthday Mac with a video shot solely on iPhones
Apple isn't done celebrating the Macintosh's 30th birthday just yet. To further mark the occasion, the folks in Cupertino dispatched 15 film crews to locales around the globe, armed with 100 iPhones ...
03:20 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Kentucky law could let kids swap foreign language classes for coding lessons
Concerned that not enough is being done to help kids with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects? Kentucky's senate has just passed a bill that would count computer programming cla...
02:19 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget UK retailer eBuyer contemplates move from virtual to physical
After the collapses of Comet, Game, HMV and Blockbuster, the UK's high street has proven to be the elephant's graveyard of tech retailers. However, following Samsung's announcement that it'll open st...
01:13 pm -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Microsoft squashes rumors of a cheaper, all-digital Xbox One
Microsoft has no plans to build an Xbox One sans Blu-ray disc for $100 less than the current model, according to a tweet by Xbox chief Aaron Greenberg. Rumors about a cheaper, all-digital version wit...
11:20 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Sound system simulates a rocket blast, would kill you just as dead
Sure, your stereo may go up to 11 and beyond, but you probably couldn't murder your listeners with it. The European Space Agency has a bigger budget, however, and its Large European Acoustic Facility...
08:27 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Self-powered cyborg cockroaches are coming
Soon you might start wishing there were more cockroaches in your neighborhood. Osaka University and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have co-developed a fuel cell that could be used...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Windows 8.1's first major update leaks online: improved Store app integration, timesaving tweaks
Microsoft's incoming Windows 8.1 update might not make any grandiose changes, but it looks as if it will offer some appreciated navigation and start-up improvements. A new build with an unreleased up...
04:40 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Windows 8.1's first major update leaks online: improved Store app integration, time-saving tweaks
Microsoft's incoming Windows 8.1 update might not make any grandiose changes, but it looks as if it will offer some appreciated navigation and start-up improvements. A new build with an unreleased up...
04:01 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Super Bowl 2014 ad roundup: '80s stars raid a RadioShack, Bears dance with Ellen and more
If you were one of those 110 million who tuned into this year's Super Bowl, you probably have some thoughts on those ads -- ads that cost a whole load of cash. This year, we had the predictable heart...
03:13 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget How would you change the iPhone 5?
The iPhone 5 was thinner, lighter and came with a bigger display than its predecessor. There's plenty to like about this handset, even if the Lightning connector broke compatibility with 100 million ...
02:49 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Apple reportedly testing inductive, solar and motion charging for its unannounced smartwatch
We've heard that when Apple reveals its first smartwatch product, there's going to be a heavy focus on health and fitness, but There might also be a way to charge the wearable without plugging it in,...
12:07 am -05 - Mon, February 3, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Pebble Steel review, Google Glass prescription frames and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
08:17 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget Watch Felix Baumgartner's epic jump all over again in GoPro's Super Bowl commercial
Remember when Felix Baumgartner had the world on the edge of its seat with his daredevil Red Bull Stratos jump? Well, if you don't, and you're watching the big game this weekend, you'll likely get a ...
06:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget A closer look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Okay, that's it. You've had enough of highly compressed video codecs that crap out on detailed shots and make decent color grading a pipe dream. Now that Blackmagic's $995 Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget Max Mathews' one-man electronic orchestra
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.Conduct an electronic orchestra, right fro...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: carbon fiber 3D printer, mollusk shell glass and a self-sustaining island
Wouldn't it be great if you could just snap your fingers and a pizza would appear? It might not be too far off: NASA recently funded a plan to build a 3D food printer for astronauts, and a new video ...
09:01 am -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget Scentee's smelly smartphone notifications are now available worldwide
If you were crestfallen when you heard that Scentee's fragrance-emitting smartphone add-on would be hard to get outside of Japan, you can relax -- it's now available worldwide through the company's s...
04:52 am -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget Lockheed Martin's autonomous convoy tests bring Skynet one step closer to reality
Drones delivering your latest George R.R Martin instalment? Cute. But the real work of autonomous vehicles is being pioneered in the military. Lockheed Martin has recently completed testing of full a...
12:56 am -05 - Sun, February 2, 2014
Engadget Acer's WQHD S7 Ultrabook finally hits the US next week
While we found the S7 a "near perfect" machine, one of our gripes was that Acer didn't offer any versions with a 2,560 x 1,440 high-res display in the US. Now the company is dropping off Wide Quad Hi...
09:29 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget HTC One for Sprint gets its KitKat update a little early
HTC must feel that it's best to underpromise and overdeliver. While the company told American One owners that they wouldn't get KitKat on time, the 535MB Android upgrade is already available on Sprin...
07:04 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget New AT&T plan makes it cheaper to share smartphone data off-contract
AT&T's current Mobile Share plans can be quite expensive for families and small offices that don't want to be tied to a contract. However, service is potentially more affordable through a new pla...
05:12 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Watch a fake flower blossom thanks to flexible 3D-printed materials (video)
Richard Clarkson, a student at New York's School of Visual Arts, has used a combination of pneumatics and 3D-printed flexible-materials to create an artificial flower that "blooms," and the result is...
03:00 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Pebble apps, music services, Google happenings 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...
01:52 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Pebble's smartwatch app store for iOS and Android arrives Monday
Pebble shipped its new all-metal "Steel" smartwatch earlier this week, and now reveals that app store updates for its iOS and Android companion software will roll out on Monday. Until now, wearers ha...
01:52 pm -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Pebble's smartwatch app store arrives on iOS Monday, Android soon after
Pebble shipped its new all-metal "Steel" smartwatch earlier this week, and now reveals that app store updates for its iOS companion software will roll out on Monday (the Android version is about to l...
10:17 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Vienna gallery to auction off alleged Apollo 15 camera used on the lunar surface
If you happen to be in Austria in March and have, oh, around $270,000 just lying around, you can get a memento from the Apollo 15 mission. To be precise, that amount might win you a 70-millimeter Has...
04:56 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Two years later, DirecTV customers can finally use Roku players to watch HBO Go
Even as HBO Go has launched on new platforms over the years, people who pay for TV service and HBO have occasionally found that their provider won't play along. That's been the case for DirecTV subsc...
02:58 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Super Bowl XLVIII survival guide, iWatch rumors and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:07 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 199 - 1.31.14
With a couple big mobile news items dropping this week, it's no surprise that Brad makes a beeline for those topics, and he enlists Engadget newcomers Chris Velazco and Emily Price to join him. With ...
12:20 am -05 - Sat, February 1, 2014
Engadget 'Twitter Commerce' leak puts a buy button next to retweet and favorite
Your Twitter feed is probably already overflowing with breaking news, sponsored ads and play-by-play reactions of the latest Game of Thrones, but a new element may soon grace your timeline: a buy but...
11:34 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Could this licensing deal help keep BlackBerry afloat?
Apparently BlackBerrys are in season in Canada. Meanwhile, another fruit is dominating the US market. ......
10:43 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Apple's iWatch and iOS 8 are reportedly fitness-focused
We still don't know exactly what Apple's long-rumored smart watch is, or what it's called -- yes, iWatch is probably right -- but a report today from 9to5Mac posits a whole heap of new information. F...
09:58 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 382 - 1.31.14
We're breaking it down to the bare essentials this week, with Terrence and Ben getting laser focused on the recent Lenovo / Motorola deal and Nintendo's state of financial affairs. With just those tw...
09:11 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Huawei's new high-resolution tablet may give the Nexus 7 a run for its money
There isn't much choice among 7-inch Android tablets with high-resolution screens -- the Nexus 7 is frequently the only practical option. However, it's about to get a proper challenger. China's TENAA...
08:33 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Aereo stops taking new customers in New York
Aereo launched in New York in early 2012 to let people watch over-the-air TV on their gadgets, but a recent hiccup means denizens of the Big Apple can no longer sign up for the service. The culprit? ...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Tablet deals of the week: 01.31.14
Been considering a slate-style purchase? Well, today may be the time to make the leap. While Microsoft's Surface Pro (no, not the deuce) gets a massive discount, and may very well be the most attract...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Tablet deals of the week: 1.31.14
Been considering a slate-style purchase? Well, today may be the time to make the leap. While Microsoft's Surface Pro (no, not the deuce) gets a massive discount, and may very well be the most attract...
07:27 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget This kit lets you build a musical instrument from just about anything
Wish you could easily craft a musical instrument out of whatever you have lying around the house? You'll get that opportunity if Yuri Suzuki's team at Dentaku brings its crowdfunded Ototo kit to mark...
06:59 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget US Cellular offers $50 unlimited plan with throttled data as a catch
You won't have to endure data caps if you want cheap phone service at US Cellular. The carrier has just launched a promo plan that offers unlimited internet access, messaging and voice for $50 per mo...
06:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget OUYA's new matte black console offers twice the storage for $130
If you were jonesing for a 16GB OUYA console but didn't snag the limited white edition, we have good news: you just got a second chance at buying your dream Android gaming system. The company plans t...
06:04 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Mobile Podcast is live at 2PM ET!
We've got a couple brand new editors to throw to the podcast wolves: Emily Price and Chris Velazco, both of whom have certainly seen their share of the wireless industry over the past few years. We'l...
05:29 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Canada's Wind Mobile offers unlimited US roaming for $15 extra per month
Canadians frequently have to pay through the nose to use their phones in the US; at best, they'll get a paltry 50MB of data per day. They won't have that problem for long, though, since Wind Mobile i...
05:03 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Zoom's H5 brings high-quality audio recording to budget-minded pros
Are you serious about capturing high-quality audio away from a studio, but not so serious that you need a do-everything recorder like Zoom's H6? You'll want to look into the company's newly unveiled ...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM (ish) ET!
This week Ben and Terrence are exploring the brave new old world of audio only podcasting, starting as close to 12PM ET as humanly possible. (You know, sometimes life just kinda gets in the way.) Jos...
04:03 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 053 - 1.30.14
The euro crew is back and Dan's got a new haircut. If you listen closely you can hear the improvement it makes. The freshly groomed Mr. Cooper is joined by Jamie and Sharif to discuss Samsung's arriv...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Should Brits buy the new, slimmer and pricier PlayStation Vita?
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Saying it three times won't make things any easier, but that's where we come in. Sony's latest iteration of the PlayStation Vita handheld, which we're going to call t...
03:30 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Should you buy the new, slimmer and pricier PlayStation Vita?
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Saying it three times won't make things any easier, but that's where we come in. Sony's latest iteration of the PlayStation Vita handheld, which we're going to call t...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget How to watch Super Bowl XLVIII: the Engadget survival guide
This year's Super Bowl is taking place in an outdoor stadium in New York / New Jersey, with a forecast high of 36 degrees. While traveling to the big game is said to be a once-in-a-lifetime experienc...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Twitter buys hundreds of patents from IBM to end patent spat
IBM might the biggest patent holder of all time, but when it comes to legal disputes, it tries to work things out amicably. That's exactly what's happened with Twitter, after the social giant today a...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Twitter buys hundreds of patents from IBM, ending patent spat
IBM's the biggest patent holder of all time, and when it comes to defending them, it tries to work things out amicably. That's exactly what's happened with Twitter, after the social giant today annou...
02:44 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Twitter buys hundreds of patents from IBM, ending legal spat
IBM's the biggest patent holder of all time, and when it comes to defending them, it tries to work things out amicably. That's exactly what's happened with Twitter, after the social giant today annou...
02:03 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Cinemagram update takes all the work out of making animated gifs
Playing around with Cinemagram's moving photo feature is pretty darn fun, but it comes at a cost: effort. Unlike publishing a Vine or an Instagram video, you need to think about it; what part of this...
12:59 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Apple bombarded with candy-themed games in protest at the word 'candy' being trademarked
Such sweet, sweet revenge. After the maker of the hugely popular Candy Crush series of games on the App Store somehow managed to trademark the word "candy" in Europe, other developers have started to...
12:06 pm -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget UK government will unblock websites after adult filter blunder
Shortly after the UK government implemented a nationwide adult content filter, it transpired that it wasn't just naughty sites you couldn't access. Copyright blogs, relationship education sites and e...
11:22 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Sony upgrades smartphone-pairing QX10 and QX100 lens cameras with higher ISO and 1080p video capture
Shutterbugs who shunned traditional point-and-shoots in favor of Sony's QX10 and QX100 lens cameras can now take even better images and videos. Thanks to a firmware upgrade, both smartphone lens atta...
10:13 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Tiptoe through Spotify's untouched tunes with Forgotify
Not every song is a smash hit, and for every Katy Perry, there are thousands of Justin Guarinis praying for some attention. At last count, there are around four million songs on Spotify that haven't ...
08:37 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget US phone companies to explore replacing all phone numbers with IP addresses
Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is nothing new as a technology, of course, but so far it's been regarded merely as an add-on to America's regular, analog-based copper and cellular voice networks -- networks tha...
07:42 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 companion app update highlights live game broadcasts
The latest update for Sony's PlayStation mobile app is out for Android and iOS, and it's surprisingly video-focused. Thanks to the new Live from PlayStation section, available game streams can be bro...
07:27 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Canadian spy agency used airport WiFi to track travelers
Questionable data collection isn't just for the US and Britain -- according to CBC News, Canada's own spy agency may have been tracking its citizens illegally too. Documents allegedly provided by Edw...
06:07 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Archos' Neon tablets are even more budget-friendly than usual
Archos is summoning 2011 with the specs for its new Neon tablet line.The slate trio represents the low-end of Archos' lineup, and doesn't impress in the specs department.Falling under its Cobalt and ...
04:51 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xperia Z1 Compact review, Facebook Paper and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
04:29 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget The next Windows 8.1 update might skip the Start screen by default
Microsoft already gave Windows 8 users the option to boot their machines directly to the desktop, but a future update could make the classic interface standard. According to known leaker WZor, the la...
03:33 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Have a favorite music streaming service? Sound off, people of Engadget
Wrapping your head around all the various options for streaming music can be overwhelming. How do you choose between Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music, Rhapsody, Google Play Music All Access or any of the o...
02:04 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Intel's AppUp is shutting down
Intel is shuttering the virtual doors of its PC app store, AppUp, on March 11th. Launched in 2010, the store was designed to be a Windows app superstore in the new age of Ultrabooks, and came preinst...
01:28 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo aims to offer S-Pen experience without flagship specs
We've seen the Galaxy Note series get larger and larger as time passes, but this is the first time we've seen the Note actually get smaller. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has now been officially unveiled by ...
01:28 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo aims to offer S Pen experience without flagship specs
We've seen the Galaxy Note series get larger and larger as time passes, but this is the first time we've seen the Note actually get smaller. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo has now been officially unveiled by ...
12:57 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget Chromecast, Google Play, Nexus 5 and Google Wallet had a very good 2013
The numbers are out, confirming that, yet again Google's rolling in the dough. And on its Q4 investors call, Google informed us that, while ads still butter its bread, other sources of income are gro...
12:11 am -05 - Fri, January 31, 2014
Engadget IBM's speedy graphene chip could lead to super-efficient mobile devices
Chips with graphene inside are theoretically quicker than plain silicon designs, but they've been slow in practice; the manufacturing process often damages the graphene, stripping away its speed adva...