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10:44 pm -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Facebook scrapped last year's redesign because your screen is too small
When Facebook scrapped the picture-heavy News Feed redesign from last spring in favor of a more conservative look, it briefly touched on screen size as a factor. As it turns out, displays played a mo...
08:26 pm -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR's John Carmack sees bright future in Facebook deal
When Facebook said it would buy Oculus VR, many eyes turned to Oculus CTO John Carmack. Would Quake's co-creator be happy with the deal when Facebook sees virtual reality gaming as just the beginning...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S5 doubles as a baby monitor, if you have a Gear watch
The Galaxy S5: powerhouse smartphone, fitness guru... baby monitor? Yes, you read that right. SoyaCincau has learned that Samsung's jack-of-all-trades Android flagship includes a "baby crying detecto...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2005: Slingbox
It's our 10th birthday, and to celebrate we'll be revisiting some of the key devices of the last decade. So please be kind, rewind.A company called Sling Media burst onto the scene in 2005 with a rel...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Juggernaut Bike, Project Blue and a skyscraper made of desert sand
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.It's been a big week for architecture -- especially the fu...
12:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget IRL: A closer look at the Moto G
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. I love low-...
03:49 am -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Newly discovered dwarf planet could challenge what we know about our solar system
While Pluto might have been stripped of its full planetary status, thanks to a shift in official definitions, a newly discovered planetoid could actually hint at the existence of a "super-Earth" in t...
12:31 am -04 - Sun, March 30, 2014
Engadget Google clamps down on Android apps with deceptive ads
Google has issued revised rules for Google Play apps in its continuing effort to stay one step ahead of nefarious developers. This time, the primary target is apps with pop-up ads that spoof a system...
09:49 pm -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget European Amazon listing prices LG's G2 mini at 350 euros ahead of launch
So far we know most of the things we need to know about LG's G2 mini. Like, we know there will be two processor variants (Tegra 4i for Latin America and Middle East, Snapdragon 400 elsewhere), there'...
07:31 pm -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget Switched On: Amazon's Puzzling Prime Directive
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.More InfoAmazon likely to announce media streamer at April 2nd eventShowtime's Anytime app arrives on RokuAmazon will ...
05:42 pm -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget NSA may have spied on 122 foreign leaders
We've known for a while that the NSA has spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other international leaders, but it now looks like that surveillance was just the tip of the iceberg. Der Spiegel...
02:45 pm -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: The future of VR, remote controls and breakfast phones
Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but yo...
12:13 pm -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget Yahoo might be building an online video platform, but you won't be able to use it
Yahoo's reportedly planning to launch a web video platform in the next few months, and it intends to fill it with familiar faces and professionally made clips. How? By poaching some of YouTube's bigg...
08:05 am -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget Shazam is now more social and better-looking on iOS, Android is next
As part of an ongoing major redesign on mobile, Shazam has just rolled out a new version of its iOS app. Adding to the changes we saw last month, today's update focuses on offering improved social sh...
03:58 am -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: virtual Facebook concept, ThinkPad X1 Carbon 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...
03:41 am -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry wins sales injunction against Typo's familiar-looking keyboard case
It's been a tough week for Ryan Seacrest: first, American Idol ratings hit an all-time low, and now, a judge has ruled against his iPhone accessory company in court. BlackBerry has won a court order ...
12:52 am -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget Turkish court rules tweets are free speech
Turkey's country-wide Twitter ban has already been temporarily lifted on a national level, but the stay-of-execution wasn't completely universal. One of the three court orders that prompted the origi...
12:08 am -04 - Sat, March 29, 2014
Engadget State-sponsored hackers are attacking news outlets on a massive scale
It's not hard to spot instances of state-sponsored hacking against dissidents and terrorism suspects, but it now appears that these attacks frequently target the press -- and more often than you see ...
11:21 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget 'Cyberathlon' will see disabled athletes compete in powered exoskeleton races
Massive sporting events like the Olympics are becoming increasingly tech-charged, but the games themselves remain unchanged for the most part. A new event called Cybathlon, however, wishes to fully i...
10:42 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Study shows which Android and iOS versions are most likely to crash apps
If you've ever argued that your new smartphone is more reliable than what you're replacing, you now have some evidence to back up your claims. Crittercism has posted a study showing that apps running...
09:59 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Future Office for iPad update will let you print your documents
Although the Office for iPad suite is relatively full-featured, it won't print hard copies. That's a glaring omission even in this increasingly paperless era, we'd say. Not to worry, though: Microsof...
09:27 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Japanese phones will soon get alerts for inbound missiles and other attacks
The Japanese get phone alerts for natural disasters, but they have more than that to worry about these days with an occasionally belligerent North Korea just a stone's throw away. Accordingly, Japan'...
08:52 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 390 - 3.28.14
It helps if you're born Luckey, but if you also work hard at building Oculus Rift, the rewards are apparently somewhere in the ballpark of $2 billion dollars. Not Dr. Evil levels, to be sure, but you...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Google mandates Android logo on device bootup screens
When we first booted up the new HTC One, we were greeted by a "Powered by Android" logo near the bottom of the screen; Samsung has done the same thing with the Galaxy S5. At first this may not seem l...
07:45 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Cellphone deals of the week: 3.28.14
We're smack-dab in the middle of the new phone-announcement season. While you'll have to shell out quite a bit for the latest hardware, some previous models -- including recent releases -- are gettin...
07:11 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Microsoft changes privacy policy to ban accessing users' email
Several days ago, it was revealed that Microsoft once accessed a blogger's email account without permission to uncover an employee who leaked source code. MS initially defended its actions, saying it...
06:53 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Tesla toughens up the Model S' underbody to prevent battery fires
Tesla's Model S may have a good safety record, but even two accident-related battery fires are too many for the perfection-obsessed (and image-conscious) automaker. Elon Musk has revealed that every ...
06:26 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Valve's VR guru jumps ship to become Oculus' head scientist
As it turns out, not everyone is bummed that Oculus VR will soon fall into Facebook's gaping maw. Valve's Michael Abrash -- one of the most notable names in the company's ambitious VR group -- just a...
06:02 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Swedish carrier hints at an HTC One M8 Mini, we feign surprise
HTC has just released a new One smartphone, so it stands to reason that the company would give the One Mini a similar upgrade, wouldn't it? Sure enough, there's now a hint that such an update might b...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Visiting the concept restaurant of the future: iBeacons, motion detection and smartglass service (video)
An invitation to see a "future restaurant" covered in highfalutin tech concepts was shaping up to be a highlight of our week. According to Recruit Advanced Technology Lab's teaser, it was going to en...
05:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget The concept restaurant of the future: iBeacons, motion detection and smartglass service (video)
An invitation to see a "future restaurant" covered in highfalutin tech concepts was shaping up to be a highlight of our week. According to Recruit Advanced Technology Lab's teaser, it was going to en...
04:59 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia 630 spotted in the wild running Windows Phone 8.1
If you've wanted to know what Nokia's entry-level Lumia 630 looks like in real life, today is your lucky day. Both a Coolxap video (below) and a handful of photos from @Umit have shown off the smartp...
04:31 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget San Francisco Giants (and most of MLB) adopt Apple's iBeacon for an enhanced ballpark experience
"It's kind of a no-brainer." That's what the San Francisco Giants' Chief Information Officer, Bill Schlough, said when asked why the team is implementing Apple's iBeacon technology this season.......
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2014): new, but not necessarily improved
Don't call it a business laptop. I mean, you could, but you'd be missing the point: Though the original Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon was technically aimed at corporate users, it was good enough for us t...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Oh Oculus, we hardly knew ye and now you're a part of the Zuckerborg. Whither goes your Rift? Is Virtual Reality now just a shill for status updates, virtual walls you can poster and an even more imm...
03:21 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry taking 'serious look' at bringing BBM to desktops
Remember when BlackBerry was hesitant to let BBM wander to other platforms? So do we, but now that the company has committed to cross-platform support by pushing its messaging service to ecosystems l...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget This is what Facebook could look like on Oculus Rift (video)
This week, much of the world met Oculus Rift for the very first time. And now that millions of consumers are at least somewhat familiar with the VR gadget, it's not unreasonable to assume the device ...
02:31 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Jeri Ellsworth talks castAR's accidental beginnings and its augmented reality future (video)
By now, followers of castAR already know that Jeri Ellsworth created the projected augmented reality glasses back when she worked for Valve Software. But not everybody knows that its invention was, w...
01:57 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry loses its bread and butter as Bold and Curve sales finally collapse
In commercial terms, BlackBerry's much-hyped BB10 phones barely made a dent. The manufacturer's financial health has actually been propped up this whole time by sales of its older classics, Bolds and...
01:11 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 058 - 3.28.14
We've got our game faces on, but you can't see them because you're strapped into your Oculus Rift. That's all well and good because we're doing a deep dive into Facebook's recent purchase deal for Oc...
12:42 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Search engines allowed to block political websites in the name of 'freedom of speech'
When a search engine is hauled before a judge, it's often because somebody, somewhere, objects to a particular search result. However, in the case of eight New Yorkers who tried (and failed) to sue C...
12:07 pm -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget ZTE's incoming Grand S II could be first smartphone with 4GB RAM
ZTE's Grand S II already looks like a pretty fine handset with its brushed metal back and Snapdragon 800/801 CPU, as we saw at its launch earlier this year. But judging by a leak at Chinese regulator...
10:13 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Nikon to replace some defective 'dust spot' D600s with brand new cameras
After offering up several solutions to a sensor spotting problem on its full-frame D600 DSLR -- with mixed success -- Nikon has now said that it will replace any defective cameras that can't be repai...
09:22 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger on iOS expands to include groups and forwarding
Remember when Facebook bought and then shut down Beluga back in 2011? Well, almost three years later, Zuck's finally putting features from his first group-messaging-app purchase to use. The latest up...
07:49 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget This R/C racer can shame sports cars with a 188mph top speed
The R/C Bullet might be tiny, but it's so fast it can leave some supercars in the dust. The 1:10 scale model with four-wheel drive was recently timed at 188mph, beating its own 171.96mph world record...
06:09 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget EU court rules that internet providers may have to block pirate sites
Internet providers in Europe may soon have little choice but to filter out pirate sites. In resolving an Austrian case, the European Court of Justice has ruled that EU countries can ask carriers to b...
04:51 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget LG G Flex receives KitKat update, but only in South Korea for now
When it rains, it pours. Shortly after the news that AT&T's Galaxy Note 3 is finally getting a taste of Android 4.4, LG is doing the same with its G Flex back at home, in South Korea. Most notabl...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Philips adds web-connected tap switch, white-only lux bulb to Hue lighting lineup
Think you're all done building out your Hue lighting collection? Think again. Philips' latest product is one you're likely going to want to own. The tap switch, available later this year for $60, let...
04:01 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Philips Hue targets the ultra high end with $3,500 3D-printed luminaires
Philips' Hue collection of app-controlled LED bulbs has never been the cheapest option for lighting a room, but the company's existing products are at least priced to be accessible to many homeowners...
03:34 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Google now lets you arrange its web apps just the way you like them
Google's web-based app launcher can be very handy... unless the app you want is at the bottom, that is. Thankfully, the search firm has just taken some of the frustration out of its interface by lett...
03:09 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget AT&T reveals Asus Padfone X specs, stays mum about pricing and release date
ASUS left us wanting for detailed specs when it showed off the Padfone X at this year's CES -- thankfully, AT&T (its carrier) has finally spilled the beans about the 2-in-1 device. The duo's phon...
02:33 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Facebook's visual history, Office for iPad 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...
02:12 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget New Kinect for Windows drops the Xbox One logo, adds a power cable
Last year, Microsoft said that the next-gen version of Kinect was coming to Windows, but has been relatively quiet since. That changes now, as Redmond has lifted the curtain on the new sensor and it ...
01:38 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Want a free year of Office 365? Bring your iPad to a Microsoft Store
If you're enamored with Office for iPad but don't want to fork over $70-plus per year for the necessary Office 365 subscription, you'll want to make a beeline to your local Microsoft Store this weeke...
12:50 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget Sony's 13-inch 'Digital Paper' is just like paper, except it costs $1,100
Despite years of development, E Ink's displays haven't yet replaced traditional paper everywhere. Sony's trying to change that with this 13.3-inch Digital Paper device intended for legal, educational...
12:23 am -04 - Fri, March 28, 2014
Engadget HTC One Max on Sprint gets its turn at Android 4.4 KitKat
HTC has been upgrading its normal-sized smartphones in the US to Android 4.4 KitKat for a little while; now, the giant One Max is getting its turn. Sprint has started rolling out the OS update to the...
11:39 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Foodini is a 3D printer for everything from burgers to gnocchi
Who wants a 3D printer for just candy when you can have one that prints a five-course dinner instead? That's the idea behind Foodini, a new 3D printer that takes fresh ingredients and turns them into...
10:57 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget WD unveils a truly portable Thunderbolt drive for performance junkies
There are already a few portable hard drives that take advantage of Thunderbolt's brisk performance, but they have to plug into a wall outlet -- not very convenient when you're in the field. Western ...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Facebook aims to connect the world with 'drones, satellites and lasers'
Following the hubbub of its recent acquisition of virtual reality firm Oculus VR, Facebook has just announced something slightly more altruistic: a team dedicated to bringing basic internet access to...
09:58 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget With iPad app, Microsoft begins to move out of the office
Microsoft finally announced a version of its Office productivity suite for the iPad today, and it's a solid, functional set of apps. As we say in our review, "Office for iPad is elegantly designed, w...
09:39 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Office Mobile is now completely free to use on Android and iPhone
Today's Office news isn't all about the iPad. Microsoft now lets you use Office Mobile completely for free on both Android and the iPhone; if you're a home customer, you can both edit and read docume...
09:10 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Amazon will reportedly launch a free video streaming service
All signs point to Amazon revealing its set-top box in New York City next week, but that's just one part of its massive media onslaught. According to a fresh report from the Wall Street Journal, the ...
09:10 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Amazon will reportedly launch a free video streaming service (update: Amazon says no)
All signs point to Amazon revealing its set-top box in New York City next week, but that's just one part of its massive media onslaught. According to a fresh report from the Wall Street Journal, the ...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy Note 3 gets a bite of Android 4.4 KitKat
Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 may already be running the latest version of Android in some places. Here in the US, however, most carriers still haven't updated the faux leather-covered device to KitKat. Bu...
08:19 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Philips' new LED bulbs are powered over Ethernet, provide occupancy and climate info to office managers
Get ready for a whole new generation of connected lightbulbs. Philips latest concept replaces an office's traditional electrical wiring with Ethernet, used to power LED bulbs and pass info to and fro...
07:58 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget These laser goggles let you live out your X-Men dreams
Many X-Men fans want to be Wolverine, but the cool kids know that Cyclops is the real star. How can you beat lasers for eyes? Patrick Priebe is most certainly aware, as he built a real-world set of l...
07:27 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget This system can tell if workers are lying by looking at their eyes
Eye-based lie detection has long been the stuff of research and science fiction, but it's about to become a practical reality in the office. Converus is releasing EyeDetect, a hardware and software c...
06:59 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 391 - 3.27.14
Keeping it real used to be the goal, but now it seems that real reality just isn't that interesting anymore. Virtual reality, on the other hand, that's taken the tech world by storm lately. Both Sony...
06:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Facebook: A visual history
Sit down. Strap on your virtual reality headset. Now you're navigating the crowd of your online friends, sparking face-to-face conversations in a virtual world peppered with branded "experiences." Go...
06:12 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Songza taps Weather Channel data to suggest mood-enhancing music
Songza is the psychiatrist of music apps, trying to figure out how you're doing and come up with just the right music fix. It's now teamed up with the Weather Channel, using its data to figure out if...
05:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Office for iPad review: three beautiful apps, each with strong competition
After loads of leaks -- and some serious denial from Microsoft -- the company has finally released a version of Office for iPad. It's not surprising, in a way, given that Microsoft already has Office...
05:14 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Microsoft releases Office for iPad, subscription required for editing docs
Rumors have been circulating for years that Microsoft was working on a version of Office for the iPad, with speculation getting so intense at one point that the company went out of its way to categor...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Amazon to hold video business event April 2nd, could involve a media streamer
Amazon's name has been circulated pretty heavily in the rumor mill as of late, especially when it comes to a streaming music service and set-top box. So we aren't necessarily surprised to see the com...
04:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Amazon likely to announce media streamer at April 2nd event
Amazon's name has been circulated pretty heavily in the rumor mill as of late, especially when it comes to a streaming music service and set-top box. So we aren't necessarily surprised to see the com...
04:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Watch Satya Nadella's first major appearance as Microsoft CEO live
Rumor has it, Microsoft is getting ready to take the wraps off of Office for iPad. Despite that move potentially signaling a shift away from a Windows-first software strategy, the iOS app won't be th...
04:12 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Twitter and Billboard team up for real-time tune-tracking charts
Billboard has long been the go-to for charting an artist's or song's popularity week to week. Now, the outfit has announced "an exclusive, multi-year partnership" with Twitter to create real-time cha...
03:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Google transparency report: government requests up 120 percent since 2009
Google's been publishing transparency reports since 2009, but its disclosure of government requests has become especially interesting in the aftermath of revelations about PRISM and NSA surveillance....
03:24 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Turkish government bans YouTube following attempt to remove corruption videos
If you're currently in Turkey, get ready to fire up that VPN. The Turkish government has just added YouTube to its list of banned websites, which as of last week also included Twitter (that site is r...
03:09 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Companies would be in charge of phone records under Obama's new data collection proposal
The extent to which the NSA collects bulk phone call metadata has been one of the most prominent topics within the ongoing government surveillance scandal. President Obama promised reform, and not lo...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Fuse lets you put your own 3D characters into Steam games
If, like us, you believe that true individuality can never be expressed through four different choices of goatee, then listen up: Fuse, the character creation tool on Steam, now supports fully user-g...
02:19 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Kim Dotcom gets into politics with launch of an 'Internet Party' in New Zealand
While he's still considered to be a dangerous internet pirate by the world's law enforcement agencies, Kim Dotcom is using his notoriety to branch off into politics. With the emphatic tagline "this i...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Philips' 2014 4K TVs include an Android-powered model and smaller sets
Philips' 4K TVs last year were on the large side, but it's following up in 2014 with smaller models -- including one with a few tricks up its sleeve. The company's new 55-inch 8809 series set mates t...
12:17 pm -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget The Last of Us coming to PS4 this summer with improved graphics
A PlayStation 4 port of highly acclaimed title The Last of Us will launch sometime this summer, a Sony spokesperson has let slip. Talking to Turkish gaming site Multiplayer, a PlayStation exec claime...
11:42 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Samsung's first Smart Bulb is Bluetooth-only and lasts 10 years
Though it got beat to the punch by arch-competitor LG, Samsung has just released its debut smart LED bulb, literally called the "Smart Bulb." It looks nothing like the multi-tiered model we saw at th...
10:16 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget LG to start shipping the G2 mini in April
The G2 mini's far from being a perfect smartphone specimen, but LG's hoping it has what it takes to compete in developing markets when it comes out in April. That's right -- the 4.7-inch Android KitK...
09:18 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Amazon gives Cloud Drive Photos for Android a new interface and simpler navigation
Amazon's been busy tweaking Prime and planning delivery drones these past months, but by the looks of it, it hasn't entirely forgotten its lesser-known services. Today, the company has updated the Cl...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Carbon Dioxide leak kills Samsung factory worker
Korean news agency Yonhap News is reporting that a gas leak at a Samsung plant in southern Seoul has left one worker dead. A malfunction in the factory's fire extinguishing system released carbon dio...
08:30 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 range inbound, likely with thinner bezels and upgraded displays
We've been hearing scraps of information about Samsung's next batch of Galaxy Tabs since February, but now we have something that helps us piece them all together: An FCC filing for what looks to be ...
06:36 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Millennials are watching video on tablets and computers more than TVs
Apparently kids these days prefer to watch shows and movies on things other than a TV. According to a new study by Deloitte, 56 percent of "training millennials" (people ages 14-24) are tuning in to ...
05:43 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Galaxy S5 hits stores early in Korea, as carriers try to dodge sales suspension
South Korea's major carriers have pulled their Galaxy S5 launch date forward to, well, today, despite Samsung's efforts to keep the native networks in line with the global launch date on April 11. Ac...
05:35 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Dell and Microsoft sign mutually helpful Android licensing deal
Microsoft's patent agreements with Android and Chrome OS device builders are usually one-sided: the manufacturers sign licensing deals, and Microsoft agrees not to sue them into oblivion. However, th...
04:54 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Tesla strikes deal to keep selling its electric cars in Ohio
Tesla has lately been losing its fight to keep selling cars directly to customers, but it just negotiated an important truce. The EV maker has reached a tentative deal with Ohio that lets it conduct ...
04:10 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Twitter is experimenting again, tries replacing 'retweet' with 'share' button
Twitter can't help itself. If it's not new pictures, tweet views and video previews, then it could be an epoch-defining change to what the social network called one of its core features: retweets. So...
03:34 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Anti-violent game politician Leland Yee arrested in connection to gun trafficking
In a turn of events that sound an awful lot like something out of Grand Theft Auto, a prominent politician has been arrested on corruption, gun-running and money laundering charges. The irony here is...
02:10 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Watch Sony explain Project Morpheus and its VR plans for PlayStation
Virtual reality is (quite suddenly) a big deal. Sony introduced its Project Morpheus prototype headset for the PS4 at GDC, just days ago, and now the company has uploaded the hour-long presentation, ...
12:45 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
It's not Tuesday, but it is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:45PM. We start this week's show with the latest virtual reality news from Sony and ...
12:18 am -04 - Thu, March 27, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1's new store may help you find apps faster
Windows Phone 8.1 may not just add a bevy of software features -- it may improve how you find software, too. WPCentral claims to have leaked details of a Windows Phone Store revamp in the OS that rep...
11:26 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: the future of Oculus Rift, Turkey drops Twitter ban 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...
10:22 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Sprint's partnering with smaller carriers for coast-to-coast LTE coverage
Instead of building its own coverage infrastructure in areas where the deer and antelope play, Sprint is teaming up with smaller carriers to create a cross-country roaming network. At its conference ...
09:38 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget New bill would outlaw online gambling, heads to Congress this week
The US government may have opposed extensive net neutrality laws and regulation of ISPs in the past, but when it comes to online gambling, several politicians are calling for the ban hammer. If Senat...
09:04 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Twitter update lets you tag people in pictures, attach multiple photos
If there's a social network out there that epitomizes the mentality of "slow and steady wins the race," it's Twitter. With the addition of photo tagging and multiple picture uploads, the company is c...
09:01 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Google's two-day I/O ticket lottery starts on April 8th
In 2012, all of the tickets for Google's I/O developer conference sold out in under 30 minutes. Last year? It took about 49 minutes. Don't worry about waking up early to register this year, though: t...
08:52 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget HTC CEO Peter Chou was heavily involved in the One's design
Led by CEO Peter Chou, HTC has developed a reputation for making phones that are just as visually appealing as they are functional. The company's latest flagship device, the One (M8), is another in a...
08:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Microsoft discontinues its Surface wireless keyboard adapter
Remember the day Microsoft announced its new Surface tablets? Sure you do: there was all the usual pomp and circumstance, and even that keyboard cover that turned the Surface 2 into a portable DJ boo...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget HTC One Mini to get Android 4.4 KitKat update starting today
Now that the brand new HTC One is out, it's high time the rest of HTC's siblings get updated to Android's latest, especially if they want to remain relevant. The previous HTC One got the KitKat bump ...
06:56 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Google Play Music for Chrome delivers browser uploads, finally
Google has finally enabled uploading tracks to its Play Music service through a browser, but for now, you'll need to flip the switch yourself. In the Labs section of the menu, there's an option for G...
06:32 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Can Oculus survive the Facebook effect?
The response was swift, and almost universally negative. Within minutes of Facebook's announcement that it was acquiring Oculus VR for $2 billion, the internet had begun to mobilize against the deal....
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Benchmarking the new HTC One: less cheating, better performance
There are actually two "Ones" that launched this week. The star attraction is undoubtedly the HTC One, but let's not forget the brand-new Snapdragon 801 running under its hood: a cutting-edge process...
05:26 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry CEO promises legal action against product leakers
Leaks are par for the course when you're a huge company working on a new product, but one BlackBerry leaker seems to have gone too far. At least, CEO John Chen thinks so: today he penned a post on th...
04:54 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Last.fm is killing off subscription radio, will focus on music-discovery app Scrobbler
Today, music-streaming service Last.fm announced plans to end its subscription service across all platforms. In place of its curated, ad-free radio for $3 a month, the company will focus on its Scrob...
04:23 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget BlinkFeed coming to non-HTC Android devices 'soon'
It was easy to miss in the fine print of yesterday's HTC One press release, but it appears that BlinkFeed will be coming to the Play Store for non-HTC devices. We knew that a number of Sense apps wer...
03:20 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget New Xbox One notifications let you know when other gamers think you're being a jerk
The Xbox One's simplified Reputation system aims to keep like-minded gamers playing together, and now the folks in Redmond plan to notify you if you fall of out the community's good graces. Are you t...
02:37 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget LastPass for Android can now fill your app logins in for you
You may know LastPass, the cross-platform password manager, as a safe haven for website login details and common form info. Now, as well as playing nice with Chrome for mobile devices, the latest ver...
01:58 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Jawbone's Up24 fitness tracker lands in the UK, Europe and Asia
If you've been eagerly waiting for Jawbone to bring its first wireless fitness tracker to your locale, today could be your lucky day. After a period of exclusivity in the US, the accessory maker has ...
01:33 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget NYT Now curated news app coming to iPhone April 2nd for $8 per month
At a cocktail-fueled meet and greet at SXSW, we met with New York Times editors Jill Abramson and Clifford Levy to discuss the news organization's 2014 lineup of services, including a new enterprise ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget V-Moda wants you to ditch earbuds for these extra-portable XS headphones
I've long been a fan of V-Moda's headphones. They're well made, customizable with engraved plates and, most importantly, they sound great. If anything has stopped me from wearing the company's over-e...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Drobo's new storage box is faster, better at Mac backups
Drobo is kicking off its "biggest year" yet with an update to its eponymous flagship. The Drobo Gen 3 gains super-charged internals and Time Machine support that'll banish your bad memories of trying...
11:44 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget ZTE's giant Nubia X6 has 13MP cameras on the front and back
If you believe that China gets all the good phones, this won't change your mind. ZTE's premium Nubia brand has just launched the X6, a handset-cum-tablet with a 6.44-inch, 1080p screen. As with Oppo'...
10:51 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Sprint to launch HD Voice calls nationwide in July
Sprint's HD Voice impressed our ears two years ago, but the feature's been placed on the company's back burner since then. Sure, it's already available in a handful of locations, but it's only now th...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Turkey's Twitter ban has been overturned
The Turkish government's ban on Twitter was probably always a losing battle, given the various workarounds available to the country's tech-savvy citizens. But now the six-day-old prohibition is also ...
10:27 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Turkey's Twitter ban has been overturned (updated)
The Turkish government's ban on Twitter was probably always a losing battle, given the various workarounds available to the country's tech-savvy citizens. But now the six-day-old prohibition is also ...
10:05 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget New HTC One teardown reveals it's a pain to repair, just like the last One
While most people would be happy to have a new HTC One (M8) to play with, our friends at iFixit aren't "most people," and they're back doing what they do best: reducing gadgets to component confetti....
10:03 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget MIT develops new platform to spy-proof websites
You're all likely aware by now that identity thieves and hackers aren't the only ones who surreptitiously collect people's private info. In an effort to keep them (and you know, certain government ag...
09:23 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget This PowerGlove stays in the kitchen, not with your NES (video)
We've seen the PowerGlove pop up in a few different places before, but until now the focus hasn't strayed far from gaming. To wit, the Power Mitt wants to make your trips to the kitchen awesome in th...
08:58 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget The next version of Android could be truly business-friendly
Android has a lot of market share, but it doesn't have a big footprint in the corporate world; outside of special efforts like Samsung's Knox, the OS isn't well-suited to business demands. All that m...
08:32 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Apple is working on getting more diversity into its emoji characters
Sometimes, the awkward white lady with hand to the side emoji doesn't quite represent, or express, who's using an iPhone -- and it's been that way for quite a while. Good news, then, that Apple is ap...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Slighty smarter watches: Casio reveals two new G-Shock concepts
G-Shocks are back -- again. Ready for Swiss timepiece showcase BaselWorld, Casio has announced two new analog concept watches with a little extra soupon of tech crammed in. The designs still lean tow...
07:27 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget NASA captures over half the galaxy's stars in new infrared panorama
Keeping a steady hand when snapping panoramic pictures is a valuable skill, but NASA's upstaged your photographic prowess with something a tad more impressive. Using over 2 million infrared pictures ...
06:24 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget NASA reveals three spacesuit designs, wants you to choose a favorite
Looks like NASA wants to add more zing to its futuristic Z-series spacesuits, because the agency just revealed three far-out outer shell designs for the newest prototype. The new model (called the Z-...
05:17 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Candy Crush maker's IPO values company at more than $7 billion
King, the company behind the Candy Crush saga filed its IPO today, but is the maker another Zynga (Farmville), another Rovio (Angry Birds) or something else again? Nearly 100 million users play Candy...
04:47 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget MLB.tv and Epix streaming apps are coming to Xbox One
Xbox One owners already have their fair share of video services to choose from in the US, but they're about to get a pair of welcome additions. Major League Baseball now says that MLB.tv Premium shou...
03:21 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Apple engineer explains where the iPhone came from
Offering a rare interview in the run-up to another legal fray between Samsung and Apple, the senior engineer behind the iPhone has explained where it all started, part of Apple's plan to communicate ...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's new smart TV system grants greater processing power, more memory through swappable modules (hands-on)
Lenovo is best known for its ThinkPad laptops and newly acquired phone business, but the Chinese firm started making TVs a couple years ago, too. And now, it's the first one to build a set utilizing ...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's smart TV system grants more processing power and memory through swappable modules (hands-on)
Lenovo is best known for its ThinkPad laptops and newly acquired phone business, but the Chinese firm started making TVs a couple years ago, too. And now, it's the first one to build a set utilizing ...
01:52 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Gmail experiment shows promotional messages as image-heavy cards
The promotions tab in Gmail is basically a glorified spam filter. Sure, it's not really spam, but you probably don't bother to read many emails in there. At best you give it a cursory glance to make ...
12:44 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Oculus founders: Facebook lets us bring the best VR experience to a billion people
Oculus VR co-founders Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe had a vision for their company: to bring virtual reality to as many people as possible, in the best way possible, at the lowest possible price. A...
12:43 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: new HTC One review, Facebook acquires Oculus VR 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...
12:26 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Missing tweets? It's a bug that Twitter is looking into
This afternoon Twitter users started noticing that they couldn't get to certain tweets, including Ellen's most-retweeted Oscar selfie. From Major Nelson to Justin Bieber, "Sorry that page doesn't exi...
12:26 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget Missing tweets? It's a bug that Twitter is investigating
This afternoon Twitter users started noticing that they couldn't get to certain tweets, including Ellen's most-retweeted Oscar selfie. From Major Nelson to Justin Bieber, "Sorry that page doesn't exi...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget EE adds new entry-level 4G tariffs starting at 14 per month
Yesterday, the cheapest way to hop on UK carrier EE's LTE network, with smartphone for keeps, would set you back 19 per month. Today, call it 14, as EE's introduced a pair of lower price tiers in its...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, March 26, 2014
Engadget UK's EE to launch own-brand LTE smartphone for just 100 off-contract
We got wind that EE was cooking up an own-brand smartphone for its 4G network a couple of weeks ago, and now the UK operator's ready to come clean about the device. It's called the Kestrel, and as we...
11:47 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Palmer Luckey says Oculus' future 'just became crystal clear,' but Facebook's impact is still murky
If you're reading this, you're likely already aware that social networking juggernaut Facebook has just announced plans for yet another multi-billion dollar acquisition. This time it's spending $2 bi...
11:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Notch cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift, but other developers still have interest
It looks as if the Facebook and Oculus deal already has its first casualty. Minecraft mastermind Markus "Notch" Persson has said that he'll no longer be developing his game for the VR headset followi...
11:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Notch cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift, but other developers still have interest (update)
It looks as if the Facebook and Oculus deal already has its first casualty. Minecraft mastermind Markus "Notch" Persson has said that he'll no longer be developing his game for the Rift after Zuckerb...
11:19 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Instagram crosses 200 million users, welcomes Oculus to the family
In news that Zuckerberg, Luckey & Co. hope bodes well for Facebook's latest acquisition, Instagram just announced it's crossed 200 million users, with over 50 million joining in the last six mont...
10:07 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Chiropractors claim that excessive texting lowers your life span
You know those studies that say butter is bad for you one week, but saying the opposite the next? Now those same unidentified gangs of scientists are gunning for our smartphones. A study from the Uni...
09:34 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Facebook is buying Oculus VR for $2 billion, plans to 'unlock new worlds for all of us'
Mark Zuckerberg is following up his Whatsapp buy with another big acquisition: virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion in stock and cash. In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg talks at length ab...
09:16 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Intel buys maker of the Basis Band, promises smarter wearables
Well, it's official. In a bid to boost its wearable clout, Intel confirmed today that it bought Basis Science, the startup behind the fitness-friendly Basis bands. The deal reportedly cost Intel a co...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Nike celebrates 'Air Max Day' with the first shoppable Google Hangout
Would you buy a pair of kicks from a Google Hangout? Nike certainly hopes so. The company has teamed up with Asos to create the first shoppable Google Hangout tomorrow. The video celebrates 27 years ...
07:49 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget IRS says bitcoins are taxable property, but not currency
People love referring to Bitcoin as a "cryptocurrency," but the Internal Revenue Service looks at it a little differently. According to a new IRS statement, Bitcoin should be considered property, not...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Autographer wearable camera now lets you take hands-free photos underwater
If you just can't get enough of documenting every waking moment of your life, then the Autographer life-logging camera, launched last July, has its appeal -- it's designed to automatically snap pictu...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Waterproof kit for Autographer camera lets you take hands-free photos in the ocean
If you just can't get enough of documenting every waking moment of your life, then the Autographer life-logging camera, launched last July, has its appeal -- it's designed to automatically snap pictu...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Waterproof kit for Autographer camera lets you take hands-free photos underwater
If you just can't get enough of documenting every waking moment of your life, then the Autographer life-logging camera, launched last July, has its appeal -- it's designed to automatically snap pictu...
07:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA announces the Jetson TK1 dev-kit, calls it the world's first mobile supercomputer
Wish you had your own personal supercomputer? Soon, you'll be able to buy one -- well, sort of. At its GPU Technology conference today, NVIDIA announced the Jetson TK1, a $192 Tegra K1-based developm...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA Shield gets temporary price drop, soon to support remote PC gaming
The GameStream technology that powers the NVIDIA Shield's PC streaming feature is neat, but it has its limitations. Games can only be streamed from desktop PCs running specific GPUs, and only to devi...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Portal comes to NVIDIA's Shield as an exclusive Android port
You won't have to stick to a PC or TV to play Valve's iconic games in the future. The developer is teaming up with NVIDIA to bring the original Portal to the Shield handheld -- in other words, Portal...
06:48 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Portal comes to NVIDIA's Shield as an exclusive Android port (updated)
You won't have to stick to a PC or TV to play Valve's iconic games in the future. The developer is teaming up with NVIDIA to bring the original Portal to the Shield handheld -- in other words, Portal...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Report: AT&T and Verizon spent $30 million lobbying for favorable LTE auction rules
AT&T and Verizon's efforts to shut T-Mobile and Sprint out of a critical LTE wireless auction would severely harm US wireless competition, according to a report from the Center for Public Integri...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Report: AT&T and Verizon spent heavily lobbying for favorable LTE auction rules
If AT&T and Verizon manage to shut its smaller foes out of a critical LTE wireless auction, it would severely harm US wireless competition, according to the Center for Public Integrity. In a repo...
06:13 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Instagram is testing Facebook Places integration for location tagging
It looks like Zuckerberg and Co. may be looking to make a big push for Facebook Places, and an on-going trial indicates that it could start with Instagram. The folks in Menlo Park are testing the soc...
05:49 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Microsoft makes MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code public
Microsoft believes the children are our future, and to prove it, it's teamed up with the Computer History Museum to make source code available for two groundbreaking programs: MS-DOS and Word for Win...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA announces Titan Z: a $3,000 graphics computing powerhouse
Thought that NVIDIA's Titan Black was as good as it gets in the GPU world? You were mistaken. Meet the GeForce GTX Titan Z (seen in all its glory after the break), NVIDIA's latest graphical behemoth ...
05:19 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget New HTC One available in the UK today
Now you've heard the skinny on HTC's latest flagship; the next step is figuring out where in the UK you can grab one. As Carphone Warehouse let slip last week, availability starts from this very mome...
05:13 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA's next-generation GPU is called Pascal, and it's smaller, faster and more efficient
What comes after Fermi, Kepler and Maxwell? Pascal, according to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang. That's the name of the company's next-generation GPU, and Huang says it'll be smaller, faster and more effi...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Sony turns down Android Wear in favor of its own smartwatch tech
When Google unveiled Android Wear, many eyes turned to Sony -- would it ditch proprietary wearables like the SmartWatch 2 in favor of more standardized fare? Unfortunately not. Sony tells CNET that i...
05:08 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Sony turns down Android Wear in favor of its own smartwatch tech (update: for now)
When Google unveiled Android Wear, many eyes turned to Sony -- would it ditch proprietary wearables like the SmartWatch 2 in favor of more standardized fare? Unfortunately not. Sony tells CNET that i...
04:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Amazon paying e-book settlement cash back to Kindle users
Remember that antitrust suit concerning publishers, ebooks and price rigging? The good news, at least if you bought one of the affected titles between April 2010 and May 2012, is that Amazon is sendi...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Nokia promises 'more Lumia' at April 2nd event
Windows Phone fans have more to look forward to this April than just the formal unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1 -- Nokia has sent out invitations for an April 2nd event in San Francisco that should de...
04:05 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC explains how the 'Duo Camera' brings depth-sensing to the new One
Finally, we have an official explanation for the two round holes in the back of the new HTC One. The main camera, which sits in the regular spot, houses a 4MP "Ultrapixel" camera much like on last ye...
03:52 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC pushing Sense 6.0 to the original One, One mini and One max soon
We don't have a specific date, but HTC's latest Sense skin -- which the company insists on calling Sixth Sense -- will be coming to the company's older models sometime this spring. Last year's One, t...
03:46 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC announces the new One with depth-sensing camera and larger screen
The "all new" HTC One has been one of the worst-kept secrets of 2014, but today it's a secret no more. The Taiwanese manufacturer has taken the wraps off its latest flagship and fans of last year's m...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC One available today in the US, Verizon gets it in-store first
By now you probably know if you need HTC's shiny new One in your life -- now it all comes down to where and when you can nab it. Thanks to some wheeling and dealing, Verizon Wireless has a head start...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC One review (2014): a great phone, but no longer a game-changer
The HTC One was one of our favorite smartphones of 2013. It featured a gorgeous industrial design, a fantastic display, great camera and top-of-the-line performance. HTC poured its heart into it, as ...
03:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget The new HTC One review: a great phone, but no longer a game-changer
The HTC One was one of our favorite smartphones of 2013. It featured a gorgeous industrial design, a fantastic display, great camera and top-of-the-line performance. HTC poured its heart into it, as ...
03:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC opens up BlinkFeed, allows apps like Foursquare and Fitbit to push data to your homescreen
Love it or hate it, Sense is growing up. BlinkFeed, the beating tiled heart of the HTC experience is now being opened up to developers through an SDK. That means that third parties will be able to pu...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget The new HTC One vs. the competition: the battle of Android flagships rages on
We all knew it was coming, and after a lengthy list of leaks, the new HTC One is finally official. This time of year is known for its gaggle of new handsets, so we've lined up the latest offerings so...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget The new HTC One vs. the 2013 model: what's changed?
If you're still attached to last year's HTC One, you may be wondering just how the new model compares. What's new? Well, we've compiled spec sheets on both the 2013 and 2014 models just past the brea...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget The new HTC One is available in Google Play and Developer editions
Do you lust after the machined aluminum body of the new HTC One but hate locked bootloaders? Would you rather vanilla Android instead of Sense? Well, good news it'll be available in both a Developer ...
03:06 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC announces the new One with depth-sensing camera and larger screen
The "all new" HTC One has been one of the worst kept secrets of 2014, but today it's a secret no more. The Taiwanese manufacturer has taken the wraps off its latest flagship and fans of last years mo...
02:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Live from the HTC One event in New York City!
The time has finally come to see what the hullabaloo is all about -- this year's version of the HTC One is going to be announced here very soon, and we'll be bringing all of the big news to you live ...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S 4 and blinged out Galaxy Gear courtesy of Brilliance!
You've tricked out your ride, splurged on some curves for your home theater and even recreated that floating Burnquist ramp for extreme weekend fun, but there's still something missing. The gem and j...
02:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Samsung Galaxy S 4 and blinged-out Galaxy Gear courtesy of Brilliance!
You've tricked out your ride, splurged on some curves for your home theater and even recreated that floating Burnquist ramp for extreme weekend fun, but there's still something missing. The gem and j...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Soft robot 'slug' oozes along with air pressure
As MIT proved recently with its squishy artificial fish, robots don't need to be rigid to propel themselves along (or freak us out). A company called Super-Releaser has applied the same logic for Gla...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Spotify now offers US college students half-price music streaming
Don't think you can afford a paid streaming music service as a cost-sensitive student? Think again -- the price may finally be within your reach. Spotify has launched a US student program that lets y...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Spotify now offers US college students half-price music streaming (updated)
Don't think you can afford a paid streaming music service as a cost-sensitive student? Think again -- the price may finally be within your reach. Spotify has launched a US student program that lets y...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Augmented reality concept uses Google Glass to make reading the newspaper more like... reading a website
As part of the Wearable Tech Expo 2014 in Tokyo, the Asahi Shimbun is looking to offer richer content to users still reading its dead tree editions. The 'AIR' concept uses wearable du jour Google Gla...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Fleksy keyboard for Android now has achievement badges and cloud syncing
Even though Fleksy's predictive touch typing is fairly easy to learn, not everyone is familiar with all that this alternative keyboard has to offer. That's one of the reasons the company has incorpor...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget HTC's new One will also come as a minimalist Google Play Edition
With HTC's big launch looming later today, some apps for the new One handset have started dropping prematurely on the Google Play Store. One of those apps, HTC Gallery, is especially interesting beca...
12:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget OnePlus confirms April 23rd launch date for its first smartphone
One One may occupy all of today's headlines, but there's another One that wants some of your attention. OnePlus, the outfit founded by former Oppo VP Pete Lau, has announced that it'll whip the cover...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Mirama hopes to replace your smartphone with a headset, your camera button with a finger gesture
Mirama wants do away with the the camera button on your smartphone. In fact, don't even get the smartphone out to begin with. Its prototype headset lets you frame and take a picture using your hands ...
11:09 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Amazon to invest in the UK's least popular delivery service
With Prime subscriptions on the rise, Amazon is constantly exploring ways to cut the cost of regular home deliveries. One option the retail giant is considering is to invest in the companies that del...
10:14 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Ducati's new bike jacket turns you into a human airbag
We love using motorcycle gear with built-in airbags, but not the extra heft of carrying the sensors that make the thing work. Ducati knows this, and has teamed up with Dainese to develop a system tha...
09:37 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Apple's latest App Store experiment makes finding apps easier
With more than a million apps available on the App Store, finding the right one is often more troublesome that is needs to be. In an effort to ease that burden, Apple has quietly begun testing a new ...
09:37 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Apple's latest experiment makes finding apps easier
With more than a million apps available on the App Store, finding the right one is often more troublesome that it needs to be. In an effort to ease that burden, Apple has quietly begun testing a new ...
08:44 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget US Navy's Triton UAV completes initial flight testing
One of Northrop Grumman's new war/spy gadgets, the Triton unmanned aerial vehicle, just got closer to joining the US Navy's reconnaissance fleet. After almost two years since the defense tech company...
07:36 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Droplet robotic gardener waters your plants with precision (video)
There's a new helper robot for homes called Droplet, but it has no intention of usurping Roomba's territory -- in fact, you can think of it as a Roomba for your garden. It's probably not capable of k...
05:53 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Xbox One bundle price drops to $399 on Amazon (update: back to $450)
We're not sure if this is a real price drop or a retailer error, but CheapAssGamer.com points out that the Xbox One is currently available on Amazon for $399 -- the same price as a PlayStation 4, but...
05:05 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget LG's Knock Code unlock method bumps into G2 and G Flex next month
LG's staying true to its word and updating the basic KnockON feature found on the G2 and the G Flex with its newer, more sophisticated Knock Code technology. The South Korean company launched the fea...
03:43 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget BatteryBox portable charger promises to keep the juice flowing even after five years
A new portable battery promises to carry enough juice to charge eight iPhones and keep your MacBook Air going for 12 hours, five years after you buy it. Unlike others that lose their capacity over ti...
02:37 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget PS Vita gets more apps on its home screen and a memory card manager
With the amount of rad digitally distributed games in the PlayStation Vita's library, your system's home screen could be getting a little crowded. Well, after downloading the handheld's latest firmwa...
02:12 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Bipartisan bill will stop NSA's bulk phone call data collection, but it might not go far enough
Following Edward Snowden's leaks about the NSA collecting massive amounts of data about phone calls flowing through several companies, President Obama announced limitations on the use of that data in...
12:28 am -04 - Tue, March 25, 2014
Engadget Disney buys YouTube powerhouse Maker Studios for $500 million
Even with the Marvel and Star Wars properties under Disney's roof, there's apparently still plenty of room within the House of Mouse's walls. The entertainment juggernaut has just bought YouTube hit-...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 24th: The Walking Dead, Fez, Louis CK on SNL
March Madness rolls on this weekend with the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games, but with our billion dollar brackets already destroyed, what else is there to watch? The Academy Awards Best Picture ...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 24th: The Walking Dead, Psych, Fez, Louis CK on SNL
March Madness rolls on this weekend with the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight games, but with our billion dollar brackets already destroyed, what else is there to watch? The Academy Awards Best Picture ...
11:37 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Google Search on Android now warns you when traffic grinds to a halt
Your Android phone can now warn you when traffic is likely to crawl to a standstill on the drive home. Google has updated the platform's search app to send Google Now notifications if road work, acci...
11:07 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Roku's revamped mobile apps bring content search and a fresh look
Roku's mobile software just got a long overdue coat of fresh paint. The remote control apps for both Android and iOS now have a minimalist (and very purple) interface, as well as search that lets you...
10:26 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: NSA spies on Huawei, Google Now for Chrome 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...
10:18 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Ray-Ban and Oakley are working with Google Glass
Google only recently announced versions of its Glass headset attached to conventional specs and sunglasses, but a new partnership with Luxottica -- the company behind brands including Oakley and Ray-...
09:51 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Leaks show BlackBerry working on a rival to Siri, Google Now (video)
Looks like Microsoft isn't the only latecomer scrambling to add a voice-guided assistant to its mobile platform. A leaked test-build of the new BlackBerry firmware (version 10.3.0.140, if you're curi...
09:12 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Skitch for Android gets new, finger-friendly toolbars to make mobile annotation easier
Are you a digital doodler? Odds are, then, that you're familiar with Skitch, an annotation app from the folks at Evernote that lets users mark up PDFs, screenshots and pictures on phones and tablets....
08:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Expand NY happens in November, but you can buy tickets for it RIGHT NOW
If you didn't make it to Expand SF or Expand NY 2013, we won't hold it against you, but the truth is, you missed out. Don't make the same mistake again. The third edition of Expand is happening in Ne...
07:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Mozilla puts mobile first with new CEO
Nearly a year after Gary Kovacs announced he's stepping down as Mozilla's CEO, and the company's board of directors has finally appointed a new leader: former CTO Brendan Eich. Eich has been involved...
07:10 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Tumblr gets two-step verification, makes your GIFs more secure
If you've scrolled through Tumblr lately and thought to yourself, "Hey, this could use some added security," the blogging platform has your back. Today the outfit announced that it's adding two-step ...
06:11 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Spotify shifting focus to web and mobile, ends desktop Apps program
Spotify's been busy lately, what with its new iOS SDK and recent purchase of Echo Nest. As it further shifts its focus toward mobile and the web, the company will stop accepting submissions for its A...
05:43 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Google Now officially lands in Chrome
If you're the adventurous type, you've probably been enjoying Now notifications in Chrome for a little while now. But starting today, those running the stable version of Google's browser will be able...
05:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget iTunes Radio now streams the news, thanks to NPR
It's been nearly a year since Apple announced its plans to join Spotify, Rdio and Pandora as a music streaming service provider. However, while beats, melodies and harmony are great, some would say i...
04:39 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 057 - 3.24.14
The Eurocast is back after a brief hiatus and this week's festivities are hosted by Matt Brian and Steve Dent. Google's just announced its Android Wear platform and that means a slew of new wearables...
03:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's HX-A500 wearable action cam serves up 4K video at 25fps
If you don't mind your wearable action cam being tethered to a separate unit for wrangling controls, Panasonic's HX-A500 offers 4K video capture in return. The company touts the camera as the "world'...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget We're liveblogging HTC's 'all new One' event tomorrow at 11AM ET!
Given the extensive number of leaks we've seen of HTC's next-generation flagship smartphone, we wouldn't blame you if you thought that the latest and greatest out of Taiwan was already official and b...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Google's Photowall for Chromecast lets you doodle on photos, beam them to your TV
Photowall for Chromecast is one of those rare official Google apps that makes its debut on iOS instead of Android. In fact, we can't even say for sure it'll be coming to Mountain View's mobile OS, bu...
02:32 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Google's Photowall for Chromecast lets you doodle on photos, beam them to your TV (update: Android version)
Photowall for Chromecast is one of those rare official Google apps that makes its debut on iOS instead of Android. In fact, we can't even say for sure it'll be coming to Mountain View's mobile OS, bu...
02:28 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's mirrorless A3500 looks like a rebadged A3000 with a new lens
According to a listing on its Australian site, Sony's just launched the A3500 mirrorless camera, but don't get too excited yet. It seems to be a mild re-working of the A3000 released just six months ...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget NSA spied on Huawei founder's emails to implicate him as a Communist Party insider
Ren Zhengfei might seem to us like a man of mystery; a quintessential "elusive figure" about whom we know very little beyond the facts that he founded Huawei and has had some (partly refuted) connect...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Harmonix's 'Fantasia' gets a multiplayer mode, new songs
Harmonix is letting us in on a few more details about its upcoming game Fantasia: Music Evolved. During a demo last week at GDC the company showed us a new discovery realm of the game called "The Hol...
11:47 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Dixons and Carphone Warehouse in talks to merge their 3,000 UK stores
Dixons is one of the last tech stores left on the UK's high street, but it's not content to just survive while rivals die off. Instead, the outfit has confirmed that it's been in behind-the-scenes me...
10:41 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget MIT pioneers 'living materials' for self-aware chairs
If Moya, Species 8472 and the White Star are any indication, then science fiction has always had a love affair with the idea of living spaceships crafted from genetically engineered material. We're n...
09:00 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Asian regulators push Microsoft's Nokia purchase back until April
Despite receiving all of the necessary confirmations in the US and Europe, Microsoft will need to wait a little longer than expected to finalize its $7.45 billion acquisition of Nokia. Originally exp...
05:10 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget UK government closes tax loophole on digital media, could mean the end of the 99p song download
Buried within the latest budget plan for the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announced new laws that would ensure internet downloads from the likes of iTunes, Google Play Amazon and game networks would...
03:20 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget This one-of-a-kind 3DS has your name on it, proves you're a Pokemon Master
You wanted to be the very best? (Like no-one ever was?) Here's the proof that you made it. Japan's annual Pokemon tournament kicked off this week, with the grand prize (aside from proving that it was...
02:16 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget How would you change's Sony's NEX-5R?
Most camera geeks agree that Sony needed to make up for the NEX-F3, and that it did so with style by producing the NEX-5R. When we placed this in the hands of our in-house camera guru, he was "thrill...
02:07 am -04 - Mon, March 24, 2014
Engadget Latest Apple TV rumors have it teaming up with Comcast for streaming
Rumors Apple will launch a new TV-connected device/service seemingly never die, and now the Wall Street Journal reports it's in talks with Comcast (and that rumored discussions with Time Warner Cable...
11:59 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget LSTN headphones: helping people hear in style
LSTN is out to change the way you hear music. But, more importantly, LSTN is helping some people to hear anything, often for the very first time. The brand launched last year with the goal of creatin...
10:41 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: the Moto 360, Sony's Project Morpheus, NSA transparency reports 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...
09:01 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget LG's first smart light bulb flashes when you get a phone call
LG isn't about to let household heavyweights like Philips corner the connected lighting space -- it just unveiled the Smart Lamp, its first take on the concept. The 10W LED bulb gives Android and iOS...
07:33 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget Switched On: Return of the digital hub
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.In the heyday of Palm organizers, when even the speeds of 3G data seemed like a distant fantasy, a debate raged as to ...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget IRL: Torque Audio t103z headphones
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. Hey, we're ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2005: Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP)
It's our 10th birthday, and to celebrate we'll be revisiting some of the key devices of the last decade. So please be kind, rewind.Engadget was lucky enough to get ahold of one before the end of 2004...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: Gigafactory, eVolo Skyscraper Competition and super-powered bionic plants
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.First, the bad news: A new NASA-funded study predicts that...
09:41 am -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget Assassin's Creed: Unity brings a French flair to stealth action on PC, PS4 and Xbox One
We hope you're making good progress on Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, because there's already a sequel on the way. Ubisoft has unveiled Assassin's Creed: Unity, a follow-up that takes the stealthy gam...
05:23 am -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget Google's lightweight image format makes YouTube pages load 10 percent faster
We all want the internet to be faster, right? Well, Google is hoping to make that happen one YouTube thumbnail at a time. Its leaner WebP image format has been used on the Play store for some time no...
12:56 am -04 - Sun, March 23, 2014
Engadget MLB at Bat for Windows Phone adds push notifications and pitch tracking
Opening day is here! ...sort of. This year's quest for a World Series ring kicks off Down Under today, with the Dodgers and the Diamondbacks squaring off at the Sydney Cricket Ground (yes, they're st...
09:42 pm -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Alt-week 3.22.14: Inner-selfies, new fashion for astronauts and the glory of Venus
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.We're not saying medicine is jumping on the bandwagon, but a new camera could usher in the era of the "...
07:38 pm -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers
The idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are other ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the tra...
06:03 pm -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget EFF lawyer questions Microsoft's ability to search our email, claims it's open to abuse
This week Microsoft revealed that, without a warrant, it accessed the Hotmail account of a French blogger in order to track down an employee leaking source code to some of its products, ultimately le...
04:51 pm -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Turkish PM plugs Twitter DNS loophole, Facebook and YouTube could be blocked next
When Twitter went dark for users in Turkey earlier this week, it didn't take long for everyone to realize something was up. Prime Minister Erdoan had reportedly threatened to pull the plug on the pop...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Ultrabooks, discrete graphics, Google Voice replacements and more!
Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but yo...
12:34 pm -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Rhapsody and Napster leave Echo Nest following Spotify's takeover
Echo Nest must have developed cooties after Spotify bought it. Just days after Rdio said it would stop using the song recommendation provider to avoid sharing data with a rival, Rhapsody has announce...
08:57 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Time Warner Cable says 'me too,' issues first transparency report
Not to be outdone by its competitors (or future owner), Time Warner Cable has released a transparency report of its own. From January to June last year, the telco obeyed some 12,000 information reque...
05:19 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Wendy's now lets you pay for a meal with its mobile app
Wendy's, home to a bunch of square burgers and Frosty, is following in Burger King's footsteps and embracing mobile payments. Now, you can use the Ohio company's app to pay for your purchase in most ...
03:24 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Twitter may indulge our vanity by showing view counts for tweets
Twitter isn't supposed to be a popularity contest, but let's be honest -- many of us get a little thrill from new favorites and followers. It may be a good thing, then, that Twitter is experimenting ...
01:16 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Ask Google Search on Android to 'play some music' and... it will
Sometimes, having your entire music collection in your pocket can be a bit overwhelming. When there are hundreds (or in our case, thousands) of tracks at your disposal, where do you even begin to lis...
12:33 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Titanfall on PCs will soon support 4K and NVIDIA's latest graphics tricks
Many gamers already argue that the PC version of Titanfall is the best-looking of the bunch. Pretty soon, though, it won't even be a contest. Respawn plans to update its robotic shooter to handle bot...
12:33 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Titanfall on PCs will soon support 4K and NVIDIA's latest graphics tricks (update)
Many gamers already argue that the PC version of Titanfall is the best-looking of the bunch. Pretty soon, though, it won't even be a contest. Respawn plans to update its robotic shooter to handle bot...
12:33 am -04 - Sat, March 22, 2014
Engadget Titanfall on PCs will soon support 4K and NVIDIA's latest graphics tricks (updated)
Many gamers already argue that the PC version of Titanfall is the best-looking of the bunch. Pretty soon, though, it won't even be a contest. Respawn plans to update its robotic shooter to handle bot...
11:55 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Turkey bans Twitter, Peter Molyneux talks VR and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:11 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Oink helps parents monitor and control their kid's in-app purchases
A 13-year-old with access to his parent's iTunes account can potentially rack up a sizable bill in an afternoon of Candy Crush -- a tab mom might potentially refuse to pay because she didn't authoriz...
10:32 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Twitter's Music app is dead, final shutdown scheduled for April 18th
It's been months since reports suggested Twitter would shut down its #Music app and service, but now it's actually happening. The service announced its iOS app is disappearing from the store today (d...
10:20 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Google's 3D-sensing phones are taking a trip to the International Space Station
It's arguably cool enough that Google is working on smartphones that can scan your surroundings, but now those devices are slated to take a spin in space too. How's that for living in the future? NAS...
09:51 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Developer pins death of Firefox for Windows 8 on Microsoft's browser rules
Mozilla attributed the death of Firefox for Windows 8 to low adoption, but it didn't say why people weren't using the beta release. Were they not interested? Former Mozilla developer Brian Bondy does...
09:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 389 - 3.21.14
Join us for an out-of-this-world episode with Joseph, @terrenceobrien and Ben (who's Skyping in from the land of blue skies and balmy weather). Experience Mars with Sony's Project Morpheus, hear Jose...
09:15 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget AT&T thinks increased bandwidth costs are Netflix subscribers' problem
AT&T's swinging back at Netflix CEO Reed Hastings' recent assertion that ISPs (internet service providers) should shoulder the cost of increased bandwidth demands. In a post on AT&T's Public ...
09:03 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Apple reportedly considering iTunes Store for Android phones
Apple's iTunes store may still be one of the most popular sources for downloading cheap music, but you need an iOS device to take advantage, and that leaves a heck of a lot of smartphone owners out i...
08:41 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's 'Titanfall' bundle gets a price cut to $450 at Walmart and Best Buy
The PS4 may have commanded an early lead over the Xbox One, largely thanks to a $100 price difference, but Microsoft is quickly narrowing the gap. Now, the company might just seal the deal with a dis...
08:41 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's 'Titanfall' bundle gets a price cut to $450 at Walmart and Best Buy (update: Amazon too)
The PS4 may have commanded an early lead over the Xbox One, partly thanks to a $100 price difference, but Microsoft is quickly narrowing the gap. Now, the company might just seal the deal with a disc...
08:28 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Microsoft gives Windows XP users $100 off new Windows 8 PCs, but only on select models
First Microsoft used warnings and migration tools to help make Windows XP users upgrade. Now, it's trying a different tack: bribery. In an effort to get folks to stop using the 12-year-old OS, Micros...
08:03 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry liquidates most of its Canadian real estate
BlackBerry has been signalling for weeks that it would sell most of its Canadian offices in order to save some badly needed cash, and today it reached a deal to do just that. The pact will see the co...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Acer Iconia W4 review: a big upgrade to a small Windows tablet
Acer's Iconia W3 wasn't quite the best introduction to 8-inch Windows tablets; we liked it, but its subpar display and modest performance kept it from being stellar. Give credit to the company for qu...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Tablet and e-reader deals of the week: 3.21.14
It's now officially spring -- that wonderful time of the year that leaves you feeling guilty for not going outside. Why not take a small, portable computing device with you? A selection of modestly d...
06:20 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Peter Molyneux wants more from VR than what's available
"I just want to make a world which I can be a god in," jokes developer Peter Molyneux (Fable, Curiosity) in a San Francisco hotel suite. "Imagine being able to make and construct a world under your o...
05:54 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Tell the White House who you trust (or don't trust) with your data
President Clinton's former Chief of Staff, John Podesta, is back in the White House, working with President Obama to assess the state of big data and privacy. A thorough review is currently underway,...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget The winners of the 2013 Engadget Awards -- Editors' Choice
The readers have spoken, and now it's our turn. We at Engadget aren't shy about singing the praises of the products we love, and you'll find plenty of kind words past the break as we reveal our picks ...
04:27 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Pocket previews article-saving on Android Wear smartwatches
Earlier this week, Google pulled back the curtain on its Android Wear platform, signaling its intentions to conquer wearables beyond Google Glass. Motorola and LG even announced their own smartwatche...
03:59 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget White House testing LG and Samsung smartphones, considering BlackBerry replacement
It's been a rough few years for BlackBerry, but America's highest office remains a dedicated customer -- for at least a few more months. According to a Defense Department spokesman quoted in the Wall...
03:59 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget White House testing LG and Samsung smartphones, considering BlackBerry replacement (update)
It's been a rough few years for BlackBerry, but America's highest office remains a dedicated customer -- for at least a few more months. According to a Defense Department spokesman quoted in the Wall...
03:28 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Sprint gets the Galaxy S5 and Gear smartwatches April 11th, pre-orders go live today
Sprint's getting the Galaxy S5, too. And like fellow underdog T-Mobile, the carrier plans to offer Samsung's flagship handset for no dinero upfront on its Easy Pay plan. Which means, you still have t...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Sony shows (and tells) us why 4K on a phone isn't crazy
At Sony Mobile's HQ in Tokyo, Kichiro Kurozumi is itching to go into detail about the new flagship Xperia Z2. The VP says it's "all in the details." We really hope so, because it's getting increasing...
02:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 11AM ET!
You guys, virtual reality is here. Like, it's really, really a thing now thanks to Morpheus -- Sony's prototype VR headset for the PlayStation 4. That doodad, gizmobob, whatsamajunkit was just unveil...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Exploring virtual reality on PlayStation 4 with Shuhei Yoshida and Richard Marks (video)
It was 2010 when Sony engineers first explored virtual reality concepts. The idea of a VR headset sprang from another project at the company: PlayStation Move, a wand-like motion controller for the P...
06:16 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Leaked documents detail how and why NSA targets network admins
With the amount of NSA-related information that's been leaked to the press, one may wonder if the feds will have anything new to share whenever the agency's first transparency report releases. The la...
04:34 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Turkey bans Twitter but users can still tweet via SMS
Turkey has joined the ranks of Iran and Egypt, among many other countries, whose government had blocked access to Twitter. Now, anyone in Turkey who tries to go to the website is redirected to a stat...
02:38 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox apparently found 200,000 Bitcoin in an old wallet, should check its pockets
In a bit of news that's familiar to anyone who ever put on an old jacket and found $20 in the pocket, embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has made a fortuitous discovery. The company's bankruptcy lawy...
02:38 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox found 200,000 Bitcoin ($116 million) in an old wallet, should check its pockets
In a bit of news that's familiar to anyone who ever put on an old jacket and found $20 in the pocket, embattled Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has made a fortuitous discovery. The company announced (PDF) i...
02:09 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Medium's new iPhone app helps you read (but not write) long articles
We can't say we know all that many people who routinely digest articles posted through Medium's social publishing platform. However, the readership is bound to go up now that the service has released...
01:39 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: 2013 Engadget Readers' Choice Awards, NSA transparency reports 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...
12:42 am -04 - Fri, March 21, 2014
Engadget Sprint is shuttering stores and laying off repair techs to help cut its losses
Sprint isn't content to keep writing its financial statements in red ink. To that end, the company is shuttering 150 service and repair centers, 55 of its lowest performing retail stores and laying o...
11:57 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft: We have the right to search your Hotmail account (updated)
An ex-Microsoft employee was recently arrested for allegedly leaking company secrets, all because Redmond found evidence against him in his contact's Hotmail account. Hold on, is it even legal for th...
11:29 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget GarageBand on Mac now lets you export songs as MP3s... again
As meaningful as GarageBand's mobile life is to Apple, the tune-making app is still considered a valuable piece of real estate on the desktop. However, last year GarageBand for Mac lost MP3 exporting...
10:54 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Blink Windows Phone app gets a redesign, lots of new features
The Blink app for Windows Phone 8 is already pretty good, and it's about to get even better. Microsoft Research has released a new version of its photography application, complete with a fresh look a...
10:31 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Comcast's first transparency report reveals over 25,000 government data requests
Comcast must not want to feel left out as telcos begin publishing regular government data request statistics -- the cable giant has just posted its first transparency report. The document reveals tha...
10:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Twitter now shows you video previews inside its mobile apps
Checking out a linked video from within Twitter's official mobile apps is frequently a clumsy process, but it's about to get a lot smoother. The social network has started rolling out simple in-line ...
09:56 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Apple may improve your iPhone's battery life by understanding your habits
Battery-saving software on a phone tends to have all the subtlety of a sledgehammer -- it either waits until you're low on power to do anything, or limits functionality at all times. Apple may eventu...
09:36 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Netflix's Reed Hastings calls out weak net neutrality rules, 'reluctantly' pays ISP tolls
Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix has finally chimed in with his own statement about net neutrality and the deal his company struck with Comcast. As written in a blog post, the traditional standards ...
09:25 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Microsoft aims to power up PC and mobile games with DirectX 12
The time for teasing is over. Today at GDC, Microsoft pulled back the curtain on DirectX 12, a shiny new edition of its venerable graphics APIs that some lucky developers can start mucking around wit...
09:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget castAR's vision of immersive gaming gets closer to final production
Five months ago, Technical Illusions gained over a million dollars in funding thanks to a highly successful Kickstarter campaign for castAR, a projected augmented reality project that company founder...
08:38 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Xprize wants to fund a TED Talk given by artificial intelligence, and you can help
Xprize is known for its ambition. The outfit, with the help of some big name (and deep pocketed) partners, has launched initiatives to spur Star Trek-like tricorder development and even get private i...
08:13 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget The NSA may release its own transparency reports
The NSA has been on the offensive lately, first claiming that Google, Facebook and others are fully aware of its data-collecting practices, and now hinting that it'll nip criticism in the bud by rele...
07:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget SEC investigation of Bitcoin-based stock sale could lead to broader regulation
In July of last year gambling site SatoshiDice.com was sold by its creator for 126,315 BTC (Bitcoins) which was roughly $11.5 million at the time. The deal, which was executed on the Romania-based Bi...
07:47 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile to offer the Samsung Galaxy S5 for no money down, pre-orders begin March 24th
Looks like the embargo is officially up on Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing. After AT&T revealed earlier today that it'll sell the new flagship phone for $200 on-contract, T-Mobile chimed in to say it w...
07:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Test out easier syncing and new customizations in the latest Firefox beta
If you've been frustrated with Firefox Sync, this is for you: a new beta release of Mozilla's browser looks to simplify the process of saving settings across multiple devices. Expect an easier-to-nav...
07:29 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Orange shares all its call data with France's intelligence agency, according to new Snowden leak
Another day, another round of troubling surveillance news. In a twist, though, today's nugget has less to do with the US or the NSA but rather, France's central intelligence agency, the DGSE. Accordi...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Qik shutting down April 30th, three years after being acquired by Skype
It's been more than three years since Skype purchased the video calling service Qik, but until now, it's lived on as a standalone app. Finally, though, it's shutting down: Qik announced in a blog pos...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Google makes Gmail more secure in light of NSA snooping
Your Gmail inbox may well be full of chain letters and kitten photos, but Google just announced two security changes that'll help keep prying eyes away from all your important messages. From now on, ...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Future DualShock 4 update for PlayStation 4 will add option to dim light bar (updated!)
It may seem like minor news, especially considering the hoopla over Sony's Virtual Reality this week at GDC, but the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 controller is about to get a firmware fix. In an inter...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Facebook wants to help you write code faster with its 'Hack' programming language
Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook often try to assist and provide tools for coders, both current and future ones. With that in mind, the social network today announced Hack, an open-source language for pr...
05:57 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget OUYA removes free-to-try requirement, lets devs choose whether to include demo content
OUYA will soon let developers choose whether or not to include free content. Since the platform's launch, customers have been able to try out any game before making a purchase, but some devs have bee...
05:30 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new Ultra HD TVs arrive soon with (or without) curves for $2,500 and up
We got our first peek at Samsung's latest high-end HDTVs -- including the new curved shape that it says creates a larger viewing "sweet spot" -- at CES back in January, and now they're just about rea...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget The winners of the 2013 Engadget Awards -- Readers' Choice
Well, the results are in -- first you nominated your favorite gadgets from 2013, then you voted on the most popular picks. Not to overanalyze the results or anything, but readers definitely have a fo...
04:32 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget The Galaxy S5, along with Samsung's wearable lineup, heads to AT&T
A whole lot of Samsung is about to come to AT&T. Today, the carrier announced that pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S5 will begin tomorrow both online and in stores, with shipping to start in ea...
03:52 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget HP teases plans to conquer the 3D-printing market
Move over, LaserJet. This week, HP CEO Meg Whitman said that her company will announce the details of its 3D printing strategy in June, expanding the lineup beyond the home-office systems we know so ...
03:31 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget The original Apple reseller is closing its doors
If you paid $1,698 for an Apple II with 16K of RAM back in 1977, there's a good chance you bought it from Team Electronics in Minneapolis. Now called FirstTech, the retailer has announced that it'll ...
03:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Twitter's first tweet tool is a painful reminder that none of us initially 'got' this Twitter thing
It's Twitter's eighth birthday, folks, which means a little nostalgia is in order. The now-gigantic company just put out a "first tweet" (er, #FirstTweet) tool that makes it easy to find your first-e...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Layar brings its augmented reality to Google Glass
Augmented reality is fun and all, but holding your phone to your face always seemed, to us, like too much effort. Layar agrees, which is why the outfit has now brought its AR secret sauce to Google G...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Playdate: We're livestreaming Infamous Second Son for PS4!
Welcome ladygeeks and gentlenerds to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Since our live gameplay of Titanfa...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Playdate: We're livestreaming Infamous Second Son for PS4! (update: it's over!)
Welcome ladygeeks and gentlenerds to the new era of gaming. The one where you get to watch, and comment, as other people livestream gameplay from next-gen consoles. Since our live gameplay of Titanfa...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Infamous Second Son: The Joystiq Review
There's a stark duality at the heart of the Infamous series. The original Infamous was built on a solid foundation, putting players in the role of a modern-day superhero with a repertoire that expand...
01:46 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet approved for the US of AT&T
The mighty approver of gadgets, the FCC, likes engaging documentation about as much as we like digging through it for clues. Thankfully, a heap from Sony published today provided a very clear indicat...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget PlayStation Network's first original TV show is an adaptation of the 'Powers' comics
Sony executives have revealed the company's first entry into original content for the PlayStation, a TV show based on the Powers series of comics. Sony Pictures Television is producing the show, made...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget This app creates a custom radio show based on articles from your favorite news sites
Podcasts and talk shows are perfect for your daily commute, but it's rare to find one that only covers what you want to hear about. Newsbeat, an iOS and Android app released today by the Tribune Comp...
12:09 pm -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Intel flaunts 8-core Extreme Edition Haswell with support for DDR4 memory
Since Intel's next Haswell chips are aimed squarely at enthusiasts, what better place to unveil them than at the Game Developer's Conference? The 4th-gen Core-i7 Extreme Edition CPU, codenamed "Devil...
11:45 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Twitter testing ways to hide @replies and hashtags
Twitter occassionally tests new ways to streamline its service; some features make the cut, while others are destined never to see a public release. Buzzfeed reports that in its latest experiment, th...
10:31 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget IBM sends Watson on a genetic quest to find the best cancer treatments
Sure, IBM's Watson crunches data for mobile apps and powers food trucks, but its owners are constantly looking for important studies that can put its cognitive computing expertise to the test. With t...
09:22 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Facebook adds profile photos to experimental Android notification bar
Facebook makes it a habit to test new features before release, and one of them is a permanent notification bar that popped up for some Android users last year. Now, that feature's back, and it even c...
08:08 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget China's Alibaba bets $280 million on chat app Tango
Facebook has made it a pretty darn good time to be a messaging app maker -- just ask Tango. It's received $280 million in funding through Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, which is looking to bols...
08:08 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget China's Alibaba bets $215 million on chat app Tango
Facebook has made it a pretty darn good time to be a messaging app maker -- just ask Tango. It's received $280 million in funding including $215 million from Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, whic...
06:33 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Volvo's connected cars could make winter driving safer for everyone
With its latest research project, Volvo is hoping to make driving in inclement weather a bit less dicey. The Swedish automaker is testing a safety system that uses mobile data networks to relay icy r...
05:25 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Google and Microsoft are using the cloud to track climate change
Data.gov is getting a whole lot greener thanks to its new section dedicated to climate information. The new channel is the product of President Obama's Climate Data Initiative (PDF), and pulls inform...
04:36 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Ex-Microsoft employee arrested for leaking company secrets
Remember all those Windows 8 screenshots that surfaced before the platform was released? Well, some of those might have been courtesy of Alex Kibkalo, an ex-Microsoft employee who was just arrested f...
03:51 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Sony Project Morpheus hands-on, new Oculus Rift dev kit 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...
03:32 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Playing video games well can get you into a top South Korean university
Chung-Ang University ranks among the top 10 schools in South Korea, and you know what can get you in other than good grades and connections? Being really, really good at video games. Beginning next y...
02:24 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Samsung teases a site dedicated to its design philosophy and latest concepts (video)
Samsung has gone to pains to try to explain the consideration and thought processes that go into its design -- especially with its Galaxy smartphones -- even if a lot of us still have beef with some ...
02:14 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Facebook's game notifications are getting more detailed, slightly less annoying
Everyone is friends with that one guy who can't stop playing Facebook games -- and who more importantly, can't stop asking you to join him. Now a request from your BFF can tell you he's in the market...
01:03 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Sony A7 and A7R firmware update brings boosted performance, improved image quality
Sony's flagship duo of mirrorless cameras scored a few improvements today. After updating to firmware version 1.2, A7 and A7R owners will be able to take advantage of boosted image quality, new appli...
12:34 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Google Keyboard's autocorrect to get better if you let it mine your data
Keyboard software updates for Android, or any other mobile device, are relatively unexciting because... well, you know, keyboards. But, if you happen to have opted for Google's particular stock versi...
12:34 am -04 - Thu, March 20, 2014
Engadget Google Keyboard's autocorrect gets better if you let it mine your data
Keyboard software updates for Android, or any other mobile device, are relatively unexciting because... well, you know, keyboards. But, if you happen to have opted for Google's particular stock versi...
11:53 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget NSA claims that technology firms are aware of its data collection
If you ask technology leaders like Apple or Google, the NSA has been snooping on their customers without permission. However, the NSA has a very different story. Agency general counsel Rajesh De tell...
11:11 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Valve's free pro-gaming documentary hits iTunes, Steam and YouTube (video)
If you didn't make it to Free to Play's San Francisco premiere last night, Valve (yes, that Valve) has you covered. The Dota 2 tournament doc is now available on iTunes, Steam and YouTube for the ver...
10:32 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget New Cloak app helps you hide from 'that guy'
There are a plethora of geo-location-based apps that make it incredibly convenient to do friendly things, like chat with nearby peers about local hotspots or meet up with a coworker on the fly. A new...
10:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Netflix signs Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin to original series, but what about Dolly?
When Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton came together to form the holy trinity of dark comedy in 1980's 9 to 5, VHS was still relatively young. Fast-forward 34 years and your VCR (if you still ...
09:49 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget 'Okay Google, take a photo' comes to Search for Android app
Glass users are all too familiar with the battery of commands required to get the headwear to spring into action. Beginning today, two of those lines are available in the Google Search for Android ap...
09:28 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Huawei has 'no plans' to launch an Android/Windows Phone hybrid
If two heads are better than one, does that mean two mobile operating systems are better than one? Huawei seemed to think so. CMO Shao Yang recently told TrustedReviews that it was working on a phone...
09:06 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 390 - 3.19.14
Streaming services, set-top boxes and dongles are dominating HD news this week, and there's quite a few to discuss. Rumors are bubbling up about more Amazon hardware to match the competition's offeri...
08:37 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Prototype headset mirrors your phone screen in an awkward attempt at virtual reality
The verdict on virtual reality seems to be in: the future of the technology is in fully immersive, face bound ski-goggles that block out your physical perceptions in favor of digitally created wonder...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird's coming back, but you probably don't care
This is the digital age of ADD, people, so let's be real about one thing: most of you probably don't care about the disappearance of Flappy Bird anymore, nor the fact that it's coming back. But for t...
07:44 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Moto 360 designer: 'we wanted to hit that Whoa! mark'
In a live broadcast, designer Jim Wicks showed off a working version of the Moto 360 smartwatch and offered up a few pieces of information about his prized product and the philosophy behind its desig...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Using the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus
The cat's out of the bag and ... uh, on our head? Okay, we can do better than that, but what we're trying to say is that we just used Sony's new Playstation 4 virtual reality headset: Project Morpheu...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Using the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus (update: now with video!)
The cat's out of the bag and ... uh, on our head? Okay, we can do better than that, but what we're trying to say is that we just used Sony's new Playstation 4 virtual reality headset: Project Morpheu...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Camera deals of the week: 03.19.14
Now is as good a time as any to hone that photography hobby. What's that? You don't have a camera? Well then, a handful of discounted models await on the other side of the jump that could have you ea...
07:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Camera deals of the week: 3.19.14
Now is as good a time as any to hone that photography hobby. What's that? You don't have a camera? Well then, a handful of discounted models await on the other side of the jump that could have you ea...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Valve's new Steam controller feels familiar, but strange
Valve's original vision for a PC gamepad was an arresting deviation from the norm: touch sensitive control pads in place of dual-analog thumbsticks and a full-on touchscreen in lieu of actual buttons...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Band games Spotify by streaming silent tracks for cash
When you listen to a song on Spotify, the artist is paid around $0.0007, which is hardly enough to send an up-and-coming act out on tour. Imagine, however, if a band's small but devoted fanbase playe...
06:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Acer spokesperson questioned over insider trading allegations
Between the 30 percent pay cut, losing $700 million and hiring and firing two CEOs in 15 days, it's not been a great time to be an Acer executive. As if things couldn't get any worse, the company is ...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Burger King gets appy with new mobile payment product
Burger King, the perennial Pepsi to McDonald's Coke, is technologizing with a mobile app. But before you get out the pitchforks and cry "diabetes! laziness! obesity!," it's important we mention that ...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget 10 years of social media's biggest players and payouts by the numbers
Facebook launched ten years ago in February 2004. A month later, so did this site. Social media hasn't, doesn't and won't stay still. As Myspace rises, Friendster declines. The pattern's repeated its...
04:34 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Pretty soon you'll be able to rip video from the PlayStation 4
During the lead up to the PlayStation 4's launch, Sony promised that it would enable gamers to shut off HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) post-launch and allow unrestricted video captu...
04:07 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 now available by subscription for $19, headed to OS X and more
Unreal Engine 3 set the standard for games last generation, powering breakout franchises like Gears of War and Mass Effect. We don't know if Unreal Engine 4 will have the same impact, but today's mov...
03:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Several states join the Justice Department in probe of Comcast and Time Warner Cable merger
The future of Comcast's plans to bring Time Warner Cable's subscribers under its umbrella are still very much up in the air. The Senate is planning hearings about the merger later this month and now ...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget The new Oculus Rift costs $350 and this is what it's like
If you're still not paying attention to Oculus VR and the Rift headset -- the folks at the forefront of virtual reality's recent rebirth -- what are you doing? Okay, we'll forgive you. It's still jus...
02:34 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Comcast Xfinity TV adds 18 live-streaming channels with USA, HGTV and more
Just in time for the official start of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, Comcast has added a load of new channels to its Xfinity TV offering, including options for watching the first second round upse...
02:02 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget KitKat now rolling out to Sony's Xperia Z Ultra, Z1 and Z1 Compact
An Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z Ultra, Z1 and Z1 Compact is rolling out as of today, Sony's announced. In addition to what the newer OS version itself brings, Sony's folded in some twea...
01:46 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Quirky and GE cook up a smarter, prettier air conditioner
Quirky is more than just bendy power strips these days -- recently, it's been pushing its vision of the connected home thanks to a multi-million dollar partnership with GE. So far their deal has yiel...
01:29 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Last day to vote in the 2013 Engadget Awards!
Thousands of readers have voted for their favorite products in our 2013 Engadget Awards, and there's still time for those of you who haven't. Head here to pick from finalists across 12 categories, bu...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Titanfall delayed again on Xbox 360, now launching April 8th
If you're an Xbox 360 owner that hoped to get your hands on a copy of Titanfall before the end of the month, we have some bad news: you're going to need to wait a little longer. EA announced today th...
12:44 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Samsung reportedly working on a SIM-equipped watchphone
The Gear 2 isn't even out, but we're already seeing rumors about something else that's lurking in Samsung's R&D labs. The Korea Herald is reporting that the company is working on a SIM-enabled wa...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Headset combines virtual and augmented reality with holodeck-like results
Two months ago, Sulon Technologies broke cover with a video showcasing a bulky augmented reality and virtual reality system. Fast forward to today. The chunky backpack and headset combo has been repl...
12:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Toshiba details 4K laptop arriving before summer
Toshiba has just dished most of the important details about its intriguing 4K Satellite P50t that we saw at CES 2014, along with some other new models. Unfortunately, it's left some details hanging -...
11:42 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Google expands Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 sales to more European countries
Google may have wowed the world yesterday with the introduction of Android Wear, but it turns out it also had some Nexus-related news tucked away too. Already available in 13 countries around the wor...
11:16 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Dual-display YotaPhone now shipping to the UK for 419
We're not entirely convinced that this is the right time to hop aboard the YotaPhone express, especially when a greatly improved second-gen handset has been promised before the end of this year. Neve...
10:45 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Project Spark beta now open to all wannabe game makers (video)
If you haven't had the chance to make the Flappy Bird or Minecraft clone of your dreams just yet, Microsoft is removing the final barrier to Project Spark's entry. The game-creation title's been in o...
09:25 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Sony's bringing Hulu Plus and Redbox to the PlayStation Vita
Assuming you like to do more than just play games on your PlayStation Vita, the latest batch of media-centric apps available on Sony's handheld may be of interest. Crunchyroll, NHL GameCenter LIVE an...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Oppo Find 7 is the world's first phone that can take 50MP photos (video)
We've seen the teasers and we've seen the leaks, so it's about time to see the real thing. Oppo has finally unveiled the Find 7 in Beijing just now, and as promised, this Android 4.3 device really ca...
07:32 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Pocket's read-it-later service adds international flavor with six new languages
Despite how far the internet has come, it hasn't quite conquered the language barrier. The devs behind Pocket know this and have added new languages to hopefully make the delayed-reading app a bit ea...
05:43 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget This is BlackBerry's unreleased 'Cyclone' streaming box
In 2011, BlackBerry was rumored to be developing a media box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. While that device never made it to market, it looks like the company did manufacture so...
04:55 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Pandora bumps subscription fee to $5 per month for new customers
Pandora will soon charge new subscribers a bit more to enjoy ad-free internet radio. Starting in May, anyone who signs up for the company's premium service (Pandora One) for the first time will have ...
04:03 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Sony's early VR headset prototypes looked pretty silly
Head-mounted display, movement sensors.... done. Sony Computer Entertainment's Shuhei Yoshida says that the company's been working on its Project Morpheus VR hardware for over three years and it's fa...
03:00 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Sony's 'Project Morpheus,' the Moto 360 smartwatch and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
02:00 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Samsung's interchangeable-lens NX mini sports 1-inch sensor, fits in your pocket (hands-on)
Hey "style-conscious" men and women in your 20s and 30s, Samsung's got a new camera just for you. The electronics giant is touting its NX mini as the world's thinnest and lightest interchangeable-len...
01:34 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Sony's new VR headset being shown at GDC 2014 with playable demos of EVE Valkyrie, Thief
What's a virtual reality headset without software? Nothing -- and Sony knows it, which is why the company is treating GDC attendees to four demos on the conference show floor, starting tomorrow morni...
12:50 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget 'Project Morpheus' is Sony's virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4
The rumors are true: Sony's working on virtual reality. The hardware is called "Project Morpheus" and it's headed to the PlayStation 4. The headset is two pieces: a closed display and what looks like...
12:15 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Live from PlayStation's 'Driving the Future of Innovation' panel (the VR one)
What is the "Future of Innovation"? Sony's gonna tell us tonight, but we're pretty sure we can tell you what it is right now: bacon-scented alarm clocks. Oh, right, the future of innovation is also t...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Chromecast officially available across Europe starting today
Sure, a few eager Amazon shoppers might have been enjoying the Chromecast on the other side of the pond, more or less straight after it launched in the US. However, those Europeans waiting for an off...
12:01 am -04 - Wed, March 19, 2014
Engadget Chromecast officially available across Europe and in Canada starting today
Sure, a few eager Amazon shoppers might have been enjoying the Chromecast on the other side of the pond, more or less straight after it launched in the US. However, those Europeans (update: and Canad...
11:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Android Wear: Zen and the art of smartwatch design
Are you ready for a smartwatch that knows where you are, what information is important to you and, above all, wants you to forget that you're even wearing it? That seems to be the basic idea behind G...
11:23 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 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 and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:45PM. We start this week's show with the latest rumors about an Amazon set-top b...
09:53 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Unity 5 game engine brings advanced lighting, physics and audio effects to mobile, PC and now the web
At the Game Developers Conference, or for those in the know: GDC, we got a taste of the new Unity 5 game engine. For most of you, a new engine doesn't mean much, but in the hands of the right people,...
09:23 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Verizon's BlackBerry 10 phones are finally getting their 10.2.1 updates
A few lucky Verizon BlackBerry buffs got the long-awaited 10.2.1 update back in January, and now Big Red is starting to push that new build to all its Z10, Q10 and Z30 owners. The new version number ...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Dropbox will link business and personal accounts early next month
Good news for Dropbox users: soon, you'll be able to switch between business and personal files without having to constantly sign in and out. The tool really only applies to those who use Dropbox for...
08:26 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Big UK retailer lists Chromecast ahead of an official launch
Google's Sundar Pichai said that Chromecast would be available in many more countries this month, and it now appears that this worldwide launch could be close at hand. Engadget reader Martin has noti...
07:55 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Imagination's new graphics tech brings realistic lighting to mobile games
Even the prettiest mobile games tend to look a bit ugly, with simple lighting effects that remind you that you're not using a more powerful console or PC. If Imagination Technologies has its way, tho...
07:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget New Skype for Android promises not to drain your battery
If you're anything like us, then you know how valuable it is to have great battery life on mobile devices. Which is why a number of apps, like Skype, need to be monitored a little closer than others ...
06:56 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Firefox adds support for OS X Notification Center in latest release
Mozilla may have stopped working on the Windows 8 version of Firefox, but that doesn't mean its standard desktop browser is getting the same treatment. Quite the contrary, actually. Today, Firefox 28...
06:32 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Phosphor's Touch Time is a smartwatch that doesn't need a smartphone (hands-on)
When we talk about smartwatches, it's normally devices that either work with your phone, or seek to replace them altogether. That's not the approach taken by Phosphor, which recruited former Nike des...
06:10 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget EA finally brings an offline mode to SimCity
SimCity has been surrounded by problems since its reboot last year, including having to deal with negative feedback due to the nature of its "always-on" gameplay. Now, EA's hoping to turn some of the...
05:43 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget The new Sonos app makes music discovery simpler with universal search
Here's the deal: streaming music services are great, but thanks to various content licensing deals with labels, there's no one-stop shop to cover all of your musical bases. That's where Sonos comes i...
05:14 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR exits first virtual reality collective
Just five days ago we told you about the Immersive Technology Alliance, a group of companies that are working on virtual reality coming together to support the burgeoning medium. At the time, we told...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget The NSA can reportedly collect 100 percent of an unnamed country's phone calls
The NSA is capable of recording 100 percent of a country's telephone calls, according to sources who spoke with The Washington Post. Adding to the intrigue, the Post says it's "withholding details th...
04:34 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget This is Motorola's new Android Wear smartwatch: Moto 360
LG went first, and now it's Motorola's turn to unveil its Android Wear smartwatch: the Moto 360. Putting an emphasis on the tried-and-true design of classic timepieces, Motorola's crafted a smartwatc...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Google's Android Wear project adds HTC, LG, Motorola, Qualcomm, Fossil and more for new smartwatches
Last week at SXSW, Android and Chrome head Sundar Pichai said we'd be hearing more about Google's foray into wearables in two weeks' time. And it looks like the company's delivering quite early on th...
04:06 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 201 - The proposed Sprint / T-Mobile merger
Spring is approaching and change is in the air, not only for the Mobile Podcast, but also for US carriers. Your host Brad is kicking off a new podcast format by interviewing industry analyst Jan Daws...
03:57 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget LG G Watch to launch next quarter with Android Wear
Over the last two years, LG has established a storied history of collaboration with Google. The two companies have worked together on three devices (two Nexus smartphones and a Google Play edition ta...
03:56 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Google announces Android Wear, a Nexus-like platform for wearables
Google's getting into smartwatches in a rather large way. As previously reported, the search giant is extending its Android platform to more wearables than just Glass. In a blog post that went out to...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Barnes & Noble brings Nook Press self-publishing to parts of Europe
Does your agent constantly reject your manuscript about a teen wizard who falls in love with a vampire and has to fight for their life in a televised death zone? Barnes & Noble feels your pain, a...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Facebook's face recognition tech is almost as good at Stallone-spotting as you are
Facebook's long been interested in facial recognition, as the photo tag suggestion feature that didn't go down too well in Europe shows. The Zuck's social network also gobbled up a face-recognition o...
03:15 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Facebook's face-recognition tech is almost as good at Stallone-spotting as you are
Facebook's long been interested in facial recognition, as the photo tag-suggestion feature that didn't go down too well in Europe shows. The Zuck's social network also gobbled up a face-recognition o...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Mac mini courtesy of CrushFTP!
For many Engadget readers, part of the work day consists of telling co-workers to "move" so they can get in there and fix the computer -- after advising a restart, of course. So we're offering an IT-...
02:45 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget IUNI U2 is palm-friendly Xiaomi competitor, packs an UltraPixel front camera
When Gionee's spin-off online mobile brand IUNI -- taken from "I am unique" -- launched back in November, it vowed to go right after Xiaomi with a similar sales strategy, but it's also differentiatin...
02:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget This is the week virtual reality goes wide
After attending the first day of the annual Game Developers Conference, the only games I played were in virtual reality. In the following four days, many, many more VR experiences will happen. Some w...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget HTC's new One smartphone to go on sale 'just minutes after it is officially announced'
At this point, we have a pretty clear idea of what HTC's upcoming flagship smartphone will look like. Everything from its unique duo rear camera, to its refreshed version of Sense to its familiar One...
01:30 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Metal Gear Solid Ground Zeroes: The Joystiq Review
It's a pleasure being lost in the universe of Metal Gear. With every game, and with every return of director Hideo Kojima, the fascinating stealth series redraws the boundaries of its dense military ...
01:29 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Microsoft to take Xbox One to 26 new countries in September
On sale in 13 countries, Microsoft's Xbox One is already pulling in the sales. Now that A+ titles like Titanfall and Twitch game streaming are finally with us, the company is ready to take the next-g...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget A look at Optinvent's updated Ora smartglasses (hands-on)
On the last occasion we got to enjoy some face time with Optinvent's Ora smart glasses, things were a little more... "prototype." Today, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, we got a chance to ...
01:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Google settles its seven-year YouTube copyright battle with Viacom
Viacom sued Google and YouTube way back in 2007 for allegedly ignoring copyright infringement, and losing the lawsuit in 2010 was no deterrent -- the media giant won an appeal two years later. Howeve...
12:59 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 will cost 69 in the UK on Three
It's a big day for Three as it becomes the first UK network to reveal how much it'll charge for the Galaxy S5 when it lands on April 11th. The handset will set you back 69 up front on a variety of tw...
12:40 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Valve's latest Steam beta makes it even easier to go full VR
Despite the fact that most of us still don't have an HMD (head-mounted display) like the Oculus Rift, Valve is embracing VR gaming wholeheartedly. Its latest SteamBeta now has a "virtual reality mode...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Sony's SRS-X7 and SRS-X5 wireless speakers ship today starting at $200
If you're still looking for the ideal wireless speaker, Sony is adding two more options to the fray with the arrival of its SRS-X7 and SRS-X5. The audio gadgets pack Bluetooth streaming with AAC and ...
11:37 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Sky's new program guide fuses live TV with online content
In an effort to put more content at the touch of viewers' fingertips, Sky's bringing together live TV and online content as part of a new 'Homepage' rollout for Sky+ boxes. As part of the update, the...
11:13 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget vrAse turns your smartphone into a VR headset (hands-on)
We'll admit it, when we first laid eyes on vrAse -- a smartphone case that gives your handset Oculus Rift-like functionality -- we were a bit... curious? The ambitious/ingenious project was launched ...
10:41 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Latest Xbox One update preview revives friend log-in notifications
The Xbox One's March update is so last month, those enrolled in the update preview program are already being invited to test the latest batch of upcoming tweaks. Version 1404, the April update, or wh...
10:01 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Seattle limits access to Uber, Lyft and other ride-sharing vehicles
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and other ride-sharing services just suffered a huge setback in Seattle, and it's way more serious than getting their vehicles' tires slashed by irate competitors. The city's coun...
08:55 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Apple kills iPad 2 in favor of 4th-gen Retina display model
When Apple launched the iPad Air, it swiftly kicked the fourth-generation iPad to the curb, but kept the iPad 2 around as an "entry level" option. At the same time as the company has tweaked the iPho...
08:26 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Apple's new 8GB iPhone 5c goes on sale across Europe
The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 showed clued us into a new variant of Apple's middle tier phone, carriers acro...
08:26 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Apple's new 8GB iPhone 5c now available worldwide
The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple's mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe ...
08:26 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Apple's cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c goes on sale in Europe and China
The rumors are true, Apple is launching an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c. After internal documents from German carrier O2 clued us into a new variant of Apple's mid-tier phone, carriers across Europe ...
07:58 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget UK carrier Three reportedly scraps unlimited tethering for new customers
With one hand, Three gave its subscribers a free upgrade to LTE. (Cheers, me-dears.) But with the other hand, it has apparently taken away one of the key benefits of its popular "One Plan" tariff: na...
07:58 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget UK carrier Three scraps unlimited tethering for new customers
With one hand, Three gave its subscribers a free upgrade to LTE. (Cheers, me-dears.) But with the other hand, it has apparently taken away one of the key benefits of its popular "One Plan" tariff: na...
07:25 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget LG's G Pro 2 starts rolling out across Asia
If you love your screens large but hate the bezel, LG's G Pro 2 smartphone has arrived to Asia, replete with a 5.9-inch, IPS 1080p display and meager 3.3mm side frames. It also sports cutting-edge ni...
06:12 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Google Play Movies and Music All Access hit more countries around the world
Sounds like Google's been busy cutting international licensing deals, because the company's just expanded its Play Movies and Music services to a huge bunch of countries. Between the two, the latter ...
05:24 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Microsoft is announcing an 'intersection of cloud and mobile computing' later this month
How does Satya Nadella run a Microsoft press event? We're about to find out: the company's new CEO will is coming to San Francisco later this month to talk about "news focused on the intersection of ...
04:19 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Walmart's used game trade-in program opens March 26th (video)
After many rumors and even a brief trial program, Walmart is finally following Best Buy, Amazon and, of course, GameStop in taking trade-ins of used games. It will start accepting your old games on M...
04:19 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Walmart's used games for gift cards trade-in program opens March 26th (video)
After many rumors and even a brief trial program, Walmart is finally following Best Buy, Amazon and, of course, GameStop in taking trade-ins of used games. It will start accepting your old games on M...
04:07 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Facebook needs testers for new Messenger features on Android
Apparently Facebook's found the silver bullet for developing its Android apps: crowdsourcing bug testers. In an effort to make Messenger more stable for everyone, Zuckerberg and Co. are asking advent...
03:29 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget YouTube's 'Trusted Flagger' users have an inside track to get videos removed
Ever notice that little flag icon that underlines YouTube videos? It's part of Google's content reporting system -- clicking it notifies YouTube moderators that the attached video might violate site'...
02:33 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox login page returns, but only lets users check their balance
Wondering where your Bitcoins are? Looks like Mt. Gox is giving you an official way to check. The fallen Bitcoin exchange has updated its homepage with a sparse login screen, inviting users to sign i...
02:33 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox gets its login page back, but only lets users check their Bitcoin balance
Wondering where your Bitcoins are? Looks like Mt. Gox is giving you an official way to check. The fallen Bitcoin exchange has updated its homepage with a sparse login screen, inviting users to sign i...
12:49 am -04 - Tue, March 18, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: 8GB iPhone 5c rumor, Microsoft OneNote goes free, 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 -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Xbox leader Marc Whitten is leaving Microsoft for Sonos
Microsoft's launch of the Xbox One has had a rocky start -- DRM 180 anyone? -- and now its Chief Product Officer, Marc Whiten, is leaving the company. Whitten will become the Chief Product Officer at...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 17th: March Madness, American Hustle, Metal Gear
This week the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament kicks off, so we hope you have your March Madness bracket filled out and ready to go. The full schedule of preliminary round games is available here, an...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 17th: March Madness, American Hustle, Infamous
This week the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament kicks off, so we hope you have your March Madness bracket filled out and ready to go. The full schedule of preliminary round games is available here, an...
10:51 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Astronomers find evidence of cosmic inflation, gravitational waves and the Big Bang
In the immediate aftermath of the Big Bang it's believed the universe grew at an exponential rate in what is known as cosmic inflation. Well, the first solid evidence of this growth, which would expl...
10:05 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Send notes to OneNote with your Livescribe 3 smartpen
Shortly after the news that OneNote will be free starting today, Livescribe has announced a collaboration which will see its newest smartpen integrate with Microsoft's service. Using the Livescribe+ ...
08:51 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Dyson issues recall after bladeless heater starts a few 'contained' fires
As if a legal battle with Samsung wasn't bad enough, Dyson has to put out a fire within its own walls now. The company's issued a voluntary recall for the heater versions of its Air Multiplier fans b...
08:51 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Dyson issues recall after bladeless heater starts a few 'contained' fires (update)
As if a legal battle with Samsung wasn't bad enough, Dyson has to put out a fire within its own walls now. The company's issued a voluntary recall for the heater versions of its Air Multiplier fans b...
07:54 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S5 won't be considered a medical device in South Korea
Samsung's shiny new Galaxy S5 packs quite a stats monitoring punch with the help of S Health. While the FDA has approved the software companion for the US, it seems the same label won't be applied in...
07:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Seiki's U-Vision HDMI cable arrives today to transform your HD video into 4K
We saw a brief demo of Seiki's U-Vision HDMI cable back in January at CES, and now the $50 cable is officially on the market. When connected to your fancy 4K TV, the chord promises to up-convert HD c...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Amazon's streaming device is reportedly a dongle with gaming support in tow
We've been hearing rumblings about Amazon's set top box plans for quite a while now, and according to the folks over at TechCrunch, that gadget more closely resembles Google's Chromecast. The possibi...
06:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Amazon's streaming device is reportedly a dongle with gaming support (update: April release?)
We've been hearing rumblings about Amazon's set top box plans for quite a while now, and according to the folks over at TechCrunch, that gadget more closely resembles Google's Chromecast. The possibi...
06:18 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget LINE's internet calling service goes live on Android, starting at 2 cents per minute
If you've been waiting to give LINE's Call service a try, now's your chance -- so long as you live in the right country, anyway. Those using LINE's Android app in Colombia, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the P...
05:52 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget ACC Sports channel arrives on Apple TV with on-demand analysis and highlights
One day after its Men's Basketball Tournament wrapped up in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference has launched an Apple TV channel offering on-demand programming. For now, ACC Spo...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Google Hangouts outage brings chatting to a halt
If you've been having trouble with Google Hangouts today, you're not alone. The chat service has been experiencing issues, and the folks in Mountain View have confirmed the "service disruption." Acco...
05:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Google Hangouts outage brings chatting to a halt (update: service restored)
If you've been having trouble with Google Hangouts today, you're not alone. The chat service has been experiencing issues, and the folks in Mountain View have confirmed the "service disruption." Acco...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Hatchi turns your Pebble smartwatch into a virtual pet
For many of us who survived the '90s, virtual pets are but a distant memory. That said, the Tamagotchi just turned 17 and Bandai (its parent company) is still cranking out new pets, so apparently the...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget MIT's bionic plants could be used as energy factories and sensors
In many ways, plants are ideal technology hosts -- they're outdoor-friendly, self-healing and pollution-free. It only makes sense, then, that MIT scientists want to harness that potential by augmenti...
04:03 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Scrabble-playing robot learns how to sass its rivals
-- Transcript of staff appraisal for Robot PX31iHey PX31i, thanks for coming in, please take a seat!So, I wanted to talk to you about your personal development today. No, don't look down, because you...
03:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget The other thing Holland has legalized: carrier-free SIM cards
When it comes to tolerating things that other countries deem illegal, Holland's got previous experience, but this time the nation has approved something that doesn't just benefit glaucoma sufferers. ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Microsoft intros an LTE version of the Surface 2, arrives tomorrow for $679
As hard as it is to believe, Microsoft has until now never put out a 3G/4G Surface tablet. But we knew one would come eventually: the company said it was working on an LTE-enabled Surface 2 and indee...
02:57 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's OneNote goes completely free, launches for Macs
Honestly, we're a little surprised that it took this long for OneNote to land on OS X -- Microsoft's powerful tool for taking and organizing notes has been around for a decade now. Oddly it came to i...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget iRobot's Ava 500 telepresence-on-a-stick is rolling out now (video)
There are plenty of telepresence robots on the market already, but iRobot's new Ava 500 may just be the best option out there. The highlight here is that the device is completely autonomous, just lik...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget iRobot's Ava 500 telepresence-on-a-stick is rolling out now (update: $69,500!!)
There are plenty of telepresence robots on the market already, but iRobot's new Ava 500 may just be the best option out there. The highlight here is that the device is completely autonomous, just lik...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Titanfall graphics test highlights glitches on Xbox One (video)
If there was ever a game that could cope with a few graphical imperfections, it'd be a frenetic multiplayer shooter like Titanfall. But flaws do visibly exist on the Xbox One version of that game, an...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th
Apple doesn't talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it's not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking t...
01:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Apple reportedly launching a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5c on March 18th (updated)
Apple doesn't talk about how many iPhone 5c devices it sells, but the rumors are that it's not doing as well as its two siblings. According to leaked documents from O2 Germany, Cupertino is looking t...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Twitch kicks off its mobile streaming service with Gameloft
Prior to its recent Xbox One launch, Twitch accounted for 1.8 percent of peak US internet traffic -- and it doesn't even do mobile streaming. That's about to change, however, as Gameloft's ultra-popu...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Google helps devs create cross-platform Android and iOS multiplayer games
The annual Game Developers Conference descends on San Francisco this week, and Google's wasting no time in sharing its news. For gamers, Mountain View's said it'll be launching a "game gifts" service...
11:34 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Fleet of underwater gliders could improve global weather forecasts
While our entire climate model is based on the world's ocean currents, there's a surprising lack of detailed measurements in that area. Researchers from Rutgers and elsewhere want to rectify that wit...
10:01 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Alleged Bitcoin founder hires a lawyer in bid to 'clear his name'
While Newsweek continues to stand by its claim that Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto is the founder of Bitcoin, the man at the center of the allegation has decided to lawyer up. Despite having already denied ...
07:00 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Kinect and Unreal Engine 4 power Alzheimer's and dementia care project (video)
Sure, virtual reality and browser-based games are impressive, but Unreal Engine 4's latest use is a bit more noble: improving the lives of Alzheimer's and dementia patients. The Forest Project uses t...
05:15 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Twitter CEO plans 'personal trip' to China, will include meeting government officials
Twitter's Dick Costolo will make his first trip to China, traveling to Shanghai to talk with government officials and academics. The social network has rejected the idea that it would open an office ...
03:33 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Jonathan Ive: 'We're surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects'
In a rare interview, Apple's VP of Design offers at least a little insight into both his thinking and how Apple makes its products. Apparently, it all starts with Jonathan Ive imagining what a new ki...
03:33 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget Apple's Jony Ive: 'We're surrounded by anonymous, poorly made objects'
In a rare interview, Apple's VP of Design offers at least a little insight into both his thinking and how Apple makes its products. Apparently, it all starts with Jonathan Ive imagining what a new ki...
02:14 am -04 - Mon, March 17, 2014
Engadget How would you change the original Surface?
At the tail-end of 2012, Microsoft launched the Surface with Windows RT, a gorgeous, homegrown tablet that was meant to be a productivity-focused alternative to the iPad and Android tablets. Unfortun...
11:37 pm -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Apple releases iOS 7.1, Amazon raises the price of Prime 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...
06:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget IRL: Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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. Would you b...
03:59 pm -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Leaked press images show Samsung's ATIV SE for Verizon
Samsung's upcoming Windows 8.1 smartphone for Verizon, the ATIV SE, passed through the FCC last month, and now we're getting a look at the actual device. The leaked press photos above show a phone th...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2004: Apple Cinema HD display (30-inch)
It's our 10th birthday, and to celebrate we'll be revisiting some of the key devices of the last decade. So please be kind, rewind.You managed to pick up one of the aluminum G5s or PowerBook G4s back...
12:03 pm -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: floating skate ramp, foldable electric bicycle and a 3D-printed sneaker
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.The Earth is a mysterious place. Scientists recently disco...
09:15 am -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Lego Cubestormer robot solves Rubik's Cube in less time than it takes to read this headline
Until yesterday, the world record for fastest time in solving a Rubik's Cube was 5.27 seconds, which was set in the fall of 2011 by a Lego robot named Cubestormer 2. Thanks to the machine's successor...
05:10 am -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Court rules that Pandora won't pay higher royalties to songwriters
Pandora has been fighting tooth and nail against potential songwriting royalty increases, and it appears that this tenacity is largely paying off. A court has ruled that the streaming radio service s...
01:04 am -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Torrent front end Popcorn Time made streaming movies free and easy, so of course it's gone
For about four days "Popcorn Time" lived, opening an easy-access door to streaming movies via torrents, but now it's gone. Aggregating info from APIs (YIFY for torrents, OpenSubtitles for subs and Th...
01:04 am -04 - Sun, March 16, 2014
Engadget Torrent front end Popcorn Time made streaming movies free and easy, so of course it's gone (update)
For about four days "Popcorn Time" lived, opening an easy-access door to streaming movies via torrents, but now it's gone. Aggregating info from APIs (YIFY for torrents, OpenSubtitles for subs and Th...
09:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Switched On: Birth of a platform
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Regardless of what one may think about the potential for smartwatches, one of the most exciting things about a new dev...
07:56 pm -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi confirms 5.5-inch, octa-core Redmi Note phone with teaser
The leaked Redmi phone we saw a couple of days ago is coming sooner than we expected, and it now bears an interesting name: Redmi Note. Does it mean we'll be getting a stylus with this Chinese phone?...
05:51 pm -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Veronica Mars Ultraviolet digital copies frustrate many backers, Warner Bros. offers refunds
After an instantly successful $5.7 million Kickstarter campaign the Veronica Mars movie has finally arrived in theaters and at home, but that doesn't mean all is well. Digital copies of the movie for...
04:10 pm -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Earliest internet memories, first tweets 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...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Today is Hardware Freedom Day, go learn how to build stuff
Looking for something to do on a lazy Saturday? You could always learn a little more about Open Hardware initiatives. Today, March 15th, is Hardware Freedom Day -- an annual celebration of open-sourc...
12:55 pm -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget LG Lucid 3 leaks with updated design, no doubts on the carrier
We'll admit, we're getting mixed messages here. According to @evleaks' latest reveal there is very likely a new LG Lucid (number 3 to be specific) incoming for Verizon. Nothing unusual there, as it's...
09:36 am -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi launches MIUI for tablets, new Nexus 7 gets first dibs
While Xiaomi has yet to launch its very own tablet (the Eden Tab doesn't count), you can now get a first taste of its tablet-friendly MIUI Android ROM, which is available as an open beta for the 2013...
09:36 am -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi launches MIUI for tablets, new Nexus 7 gets first dibs (Update: WiFi version only)
While Xiaomi has yet to launch its very own tablet (the Eden Tab doesn't count), you can now get a first taste of its tablet-friendly MIUI Android ROM, which is available as an open beta for the 2013...
06:13 am -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam successor spotted with metal exterior in China
At Mobile World Congress in 2012, Samsung announced a pico projector smartphone known as the Galaxy Beam. Although it was a cool concept, the phone's downfall was its middling specs, aging OS and lar...
06:13 am -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Beam successor spotted in China (updated)
At Mobile World Congress in 2012, Samsung announced a pico projector smartphone known as the Galaxy Beam. Although it was a cool concept, the phone's downfall was its middling specs, aging OS and lar...
02:40 am -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget US to reduce its oversight of a key internet governor, but don't expect big changes
The US government has been gradually reducing its influence over the internet ever since it offloaded domain management responsibilities to ICANN back in the late 1990s, and today it took an importan...
12:46 am -04 - Sat, March 15, 2014
Engadget Goodyear's first new blimp design in 45 years... isn't actually a blimp
For 45 years, Goodyear has been using the same ole model for its Blimp fleet, famous for flashing ads in the skies and taking aerial shots of big events. Now, the tire company has finally launched th...
11:43 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Adult Swim cartoon jumps from cable to Instagram in 15-second chunks
So, let's say you want to watch an episode of Adult Swim's "Rick and Morty" but you don't have cable and the only thing you have on you is your smartphone. Well, luckily for you, you're able to watch...
10:53 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: new Amazon and Valve controllers, Samsung's ultrasonic phone case 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...
10:11 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Mozilla stops work on Firefox for Windows 8
We hope you weren't eagerly anticipating a finished release of Firefox for Windows 8 -- despite releasing a beta of the browser just last month, Mozilla has cancelled the project. There just aren't e...
09:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget San Antonio clears Google Fiber's legal hurdles ahead of a possible deal
San Antonio really wants Google Fiber. Really badly. So badly, in fact, that its City Council has approved leases for Google's networking nodes despite the absence of official rollout plans. The Texa...
09:01 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 388 - 3.14.14
This week's podcast begins with some behind the scenes perspective of SXSW before Ben's allowed to get all Titanfall on us. That said, there's a melange of topics under discussion, from the Game of T...
08:34 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Google Maps for Android now tells you about upcoming events
Google wants to make sure that dance card of yours stays full. Rather than just showing you the best way to get to a new hot spot in town, today's Maps update for Android tells you what events are co...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Google Wallet's tap-to-pay feature will require Android 4.4 KitKat starting April 14th
It's time to upgrade that old phone you've been using for Google Wallet payments at the local store. Google is now telling Android users that they'll have to run KitKat to use Wallet's tap-to-pay fea...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Uber now insures drivers (and passengers) whenever its ridesharing app is turned on
Surge pricing and conflict over its presence (in some cities) aren't the only issues facing Uber and other ridesharing services these days. Unanswered questions abound about who pays when an UberX dr...
07:33 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Uber now insures drivers (and passengers) whenever its ridesharing app is turned on (update)
Surge pricing and conflict over its presence (in some cities) aren't the only issues facing Uber and other ridesharing services these days. Unanswered questions abound about who pays when an UberX dr...
07:01 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Here's a much clearer look at Valve's new Steam Controller
You see that image above? That's the new Steam Controller, headed to SteamOS. Sound familiar? That's because this is the second iteration of the Steam Controller first unveiled last year. Astute read...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Home theater deals of the week: 03.14.14
With the NCAA Tournament approaching next week, it may be time to consider a purchase for the living room. Don't fret if you're not into college basketball; we've included something for everyone in t...
06:40 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Reminder: Vote for the 2013 Engadget Awards!
Engadget readers are nothing if not opinionated, which is why we open up the Engadget Awards for your voting each year. We solicited your picks for the best products of 2013, narrowed them down to th...
06:10 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Your bank will pay Microsoft to keep running its ATMs
Believe it or not, roughly 95 percent of ATMs in the world are still running Windows XP -- and that's about to become an expensive problem. Machine designer NCR says that only a third of banks will u...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget EU law to require that all cellphones charge through a common standard
The EU successfully pushed for voluntary adoption of a cellphone charging standard a few years ago, and it's now close to making that standard mandatory. The European Parliament has voted in favor of...
05:03 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's Skype app gets first refresh: contact filtering, longer chat logs and more
Skype for Xbox One -- or as we like to call it, SuperSkype Extreme -- is getting its first update today. Tired of looking through offline contacts to find out if Larry's online? This update allows fo...
04:17 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget WhatsApp's VoIP feature for iOS revealed in leaked screenshots
Just a few weeks after WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum hinted that his Facebook-owned service will integrate voice communication features (VoIP, specifically) into its apps by this summer, we're finally seeing...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Get your Three Amigos jokes ready, folks, because the gang's all here. We've got Joseph Volpe and Terrence O'Brien back from the Wild Wild South by Southwest to talk about ... whatever it is that hap...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Esurance video appraisal lets a rep use your smartphone's camera to assess damage remotely
This is one cool tool we hope to never use. Esurance's new video appraisal feature for the insurer's Android and iOS apps helps speed up the post-accident process significantly. Typically, you're req...
02:00 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Sprint's latest prepaid plan offers 2.5GB of LTE data for $60
Sprint has slapped a fresh coat of paint on its prepaid mobile by rebranding Sprint As You Go to Sprint Prepaid and launching all new plans. The carrier has more attractive pricing too, though there'...
12:44 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Reported Amazon game controller appears in pictures
Amazon is probably making a game console, and today we've got a better idea of what that console's controller looks like thanks to Dave Zatz and the Brazilian FCC. The standards are all there: two of...
12:27 pm -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget French billionaire to bring 3,000 all-electric hire cars to London
Electric cars have yet to wow British drivers, but that doesn't mean the government is ready to give up on putting more greener vehicles on UK streets. With help from a French billionaire, the city i...
11:30 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Google Play Store update adds finer security control for app purchases
Making it smoother for you to buy up all the in-app items you need (or make it harder for your kids to do the same), Google's latest update to the Play Store is adding a new "Require password" settin...
11:00 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Farewell, CeBIT 2014
CeBIT 2014 is done, and it's high time that we say goodbye to the Hannover Messe. Of course, much of CeBIT's thunder has been stolen by Mobile World Congress and IFA, but given the interesting produc...
10:34 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget EE prepping its own low-cost LTE handset for UK launch
We assumed Vodafone would be the first UK network to launch an own-brand LTE handset when a US regulatory filing, of all things, hinted as such. Nothing's come of that as yet, and it looks instead li...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new case uses ultrasound to detect people and objects
Samsung's Galaxy S5 may be getting lots of smart new accessories, but the Korean smartphone maker is also making sure its lower-powered phones get some love too. After including various software usab...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new phone case uses ultrasound to detect people and objects
Samsung's Galaxy S5 may be getting lots of smart new accessories, but the Korean smartphone maker is also making sure its lower-powered phones get some love too. After including various software usab...
09:31 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new smartphone case uses ultrasound to detect people and objects
Samsung's Galaxy S5 may be getting lots of smart new accessories, but the Korean smartphone maker is also making sure its lower-powered phones get some love too. After including various software usab...
08:26 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Nokia's Refocus camera app is now available to all Lumia owners on WP8
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Nokia's "shoot now, focus later" photography app, Refocus, required PureView hardware to run, because until now it's only been available on PureView-branded phones...
07:53 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget ASUS could drop dual-OS devices following pressure from Google and Microsoft
One of the more interesting laptops we saw at this year's CES was a split-personality hybrid from ASUS -- the Transformer Book Duet TD300, shown above. According to the Wall Street Journal, however, ...
07:28 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget PayPal's new policies are more crowdfunding friendly
Last year, PayPal promised to overhaul its policies after getting flak for freezing huge amounts of crowdfunding funds, and today it's announced those changes. By the looks of it, PayPal has been wor...
05:02 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Chromecast Android app prepped for upcoming international rollout
Google's Chromecast has been very well received so far -- and thanks to the SDK, becoming more useful with better support from music, video and photo apps -- but without international availability, i...
03:10 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Apple adds a dedicated selfie section to its iOS App Store
A new App Store section. Not the app store section we needed, but the app store section we deserved.......
02:13 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Plex adds adds free Chromecast support for all, media shuffling and camera uploads to iOS
If paying for beta access to new features isn't your bag, the folks at Plex have some good news for you. The media outfit's announced that not only is beaming your content to Google's HDMI dongle fre...
12:48 am -04 - Fri, March 14, 2014
Engadget Zuckerberg responds to 'frustrating' reports of NSA spoofing Facebook, while the agency denies them
Yesterday a report from The Intercept exposed NSA documents apparently showing how it could infect "millions" of computers with malware and even masquerade as a Facebook server. Now, Facebook CEO Mar...
11:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget PlayStation 4 tops US console sales in February, but Xbox One narrows the gap
It looks like Sony's commanding lead in next-gen console sales didn't last long in the US. The NPD Group reports that the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling game console in the country this February, ...
10:33 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Garmin Vivofit review, Amazon raises the price of Prime, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
09:56 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget FCC approves AT&T's acquisition of Leap Wireless, with some strings attached
AT&T's buyout of Leap Wireless is clearly going more smoothly than its failed bid for T-Mobile. The FCC has just approved the Leap acquisition, leaving only the Department of Justice's A-OK betwe...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Bing finally supports image matching in search
You know Google's Search by Image feature? Well, Bing now offers the same functionality -- albeit more than two years later. Microsoft's browser will now let you search for a particular picture, as G...
09:11 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Prepare yourself: Facebook video ads are headed your way soon
Get ready: video ads are set to become a permanent fixture in your Facebook feed by late April or early May. The social network has been testing 15-second spots since December and, after a few delays...
08:42 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Target reportedly knew about data breaches for 12 days before taking action
Foreign data thieves may be responsible for stealing Target's customer data late last year, but it now appears that the retailer played a large part in its own misfortune. Sources speaking to Bloombe...
08:17 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Barnes & Noble to drop its Nook app for Windows in revised Microsoft deal
We hope you weren't too attached to the Nook app for Windows, because it's going away -- well, sort of. Barnes & Noble's Nook Media subsidiary and Microsoft have amended their partnership with te...
07:45 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget March Madness Live 2014: new apps, redesigned brackets and more social features
It's about that time again. That time for NCAA Division I schools to battle it out on the court during the month of March, all in search of men's basketball glory. Naturally, the NCAA, in partnership...
07:37 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Navigate the Colorado River from your sofa with Google Maps Street View
With spring quickly approaching (hopefully) and summer following shortly thereafter, outdoor adventures are just around the corner. In order to get mentally prepped for expedition season, Google Maps...
07:02 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Crowd-funded KickSat to carry over 100 tiny satellites into space this Sunday
It began with a Kickstarter project in 2011. This Sunday, KickSat creator Zac Manchester will see his poker chip-size satellites take flight when they launch from Cape Canaveral to an altitude of abo...
06:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Someone (finally) made a Galaxy Gear clone
At first glance this beauty might look like the Galaxy Gear, but it's actually the PW305. Apparently the guys at Podoor didn't get the memo from CNN that people weren't counterfeiting smartwatches, a...
06:23 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile to upgrade all of its 2G markets to LTE by mid-2015
Happy birthday, T-Mobile LTE! It's been exactly one year since the UnCarrier launched its next-gen network, and it's taking advantage of the occasion by announcing further expansion. T-Mobile plans t...
05:51 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Google Drive's reduced rates make cloud storage even more affordable
Google Drive has been the cloud repository of choice for many people since it launched back in 2012, and now the company is dropping prices to make it even more attractive. While users will still get...
05:22 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition arrives on Verizon for $600 on contract, $700 without
The focus right now might be on Samsung's Pro tablets, but the South Korean company also has a little something called the Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Introduced back last summer, this LTE-ready slate is...
04:58 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Office 365 Personal offers cheaper access to Microsoft's productivity suite
Micorosoft's Office is still pretty ubiquitous, but it's facing challenges from a number of cheaper (often free) competitors that have quite a head start in the cloud. Office 365 Personal is an attem...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix is now being used to measure inflation in the UK
Video streaming has grown so much in the UK that authorities are now using it to help calculate inflation rates. The Office of National Statistics announced today that it has added Netflix and Amazon...
04:05 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Report: This is what iOS 8 looks like, at least right now
Apple's next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 8, looks an awful lot like the iOS you've already got on your iDevice. At least that's according to screens leaked on Chinese microblog site W...
04:03 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget MIT's robot fish is nearly as speedy and squishy as the real thing
Robot fish are typically pale imitations at best -- even when they move quickly, they don't move all that gracefully. MIT's new soft robotic fish should be much closer to the real animal, however. In...
03:42 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Netflix's three new originals include 'Shrek' and 'Madagascar' spin-offs
Netflix is set to make good on its largest-ever deal for original content by launching no fewer than three new original Dreamworks series. With such varied and popular character base to choose from, ...
03:20 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Oculus VR, EA, Avegant and others join to form 'Immersive Technology Alliance'
Well, this is certainly a motley crew: a variety of companies in the virtual reality space are teaming up to create the "Immersive Technology Alliance." The group is an evolution of an earlier consor...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Garmin Vivofit review: a truly fitness-focused activity tracker
Keep moving. That's the message you'll get from anyone offering up fitness advice these days. It's snappy, simple and probably quite valid. The problem is that it can be hard to quantify how much act...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Sprint Plus T-Mobile: What everyone else is saying about a possible acquisition
Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son has been on a mission to purchase T-Mobile and merge it with the Now Network. His campaign began in secret, first involving several visits to regulators in Washington DC. I...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Dish's Super Joey DVR extender arrives, lets you record eight shows at once
Dish subscribers who fret over choosing shows to record can relax a little today. The satellite provider has just released its promised Super Joey, which both extends the Hopper DVR to other rooms an...
12:41 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Microsoft said to be waiving Windows Phone fees for some manufacturers
Rumors have been swirling recently that Microsoft's Windows Phone OS may become free to help it compete with Android. Now two unnamed Indian companies, part of a group of new Windows Phone partners, ...
12:17 pm -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Amazon raising Prime subscriptions by $20 to $99 a year
We suspected a price rise was imminent for Prime subscribers in the US, especially after recent changes in the UK, and now we have the details. When you sign up or renew, you'll be charged an annual ...
11:28 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Bright House set to match Google's Fiber speeds in Tampa community
Despite some recent PR setbacks, Google has become the people's champion in cities with its gigabit fiber network -- thanks in part to the low reputation (and speeds) of regular providers. However, o...
09:30 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget EE takes 4G roaming to France and Spain, more destinations to follow
If you're an EE customer, and reading this on the 12:15 from Euston International, then you can continue to do so -- over 4G -- once you emerge from the tunnel without it costing you un bras or une j...
07:43 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Sony could show off its long-rumored VR headset at GDC next week
The appearance of Oculus Rift on the scene has done a great deal to increase the potential of VR, but new rumors indicate Sony is going to show off a headset of its own. Sony launched several head mo...
06:29 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi's next-gen budget phone shows up with octa-core chip, larger screen
Xiaomi's sub-$130 budget line, the Redmi (previously known as Hongmi aka "Red Rice"), has been credited for accelerating the company's expansion into Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, with nearby coun...
05:41 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Watch the new, customizable Windows Phone 8.1 camera app in action (video)
Microsoft didn't just equip Windows Phone 8.1 with a redesigned notification center and a Siri nemesis called Cortana, it also revamped its stock camera app. While many of the current app's features ...
04:01 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Nikon 1 V3 camera unveiled: $1,200, 120fps slow motion, 20fps continuous shooting
Tonight Nikon is unveiling the latest edition of its 1 series of mirrorless cameras, the Nikon 1 V3. Compact yet powerful, it follows up on the V2 by packing an 18.4MP sensor, built-in WiFi, 1080/60p...
03:49 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget VLC's media player hits Windows 8 in beta form
Let's say you bought a new laptop and wanted to check out a few videos that you legally downloaded without leaving Windows 8's touch-focused UI -- until now, your options have been pretty limited. If...
02:28 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget NSA Director nominee wants every branch of the military to have a dedicated cyber attack force
It seems like President Obama was pretty serious about that cyber attack list he drew up last year -- his nominee candidate for NSA Director, Admiral Michael Rogers, just told the Senate that the mil...
01:36 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Starbucks app to let you pre-order your coffee later this year
It sucks when you go to Starbucks for a pick-me-up and some guy's holding up the line with an overly complicated request. Thankfully, the Seattle company's testing a mobile ordering service in an eff...
12:46 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget 'Acoustic cloak' could shield submarines with a cone of silence
We've seen some overly elaborate invisibility cloaks in our day, but Duke engineers have shown that lo-fi may be best for audio. After much refinement, they've developed a shield that can hide object...
12:12 am -04 - Thu, March 13, 2014
Engadget Google Translate for Android now deciphers handwriting in 13 more languages
If you're an Android user traveling to the Middle East or southern Asia, you'll likely want to grab a just-released update to Google Translate. The new app expands on a recent iOS upgrade with handwr...
11:33 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Digital Storm's Vanquish II makes the 'Ultimate' gaming PC affordable
Digital Storm took the wraps off of its new Vanquish II PC today, a desktop gaming rig with a hurricane of features designed to give you a custom-built feel without actually having to assemble your o...
11:05 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget This list is brought to you by 25 years of the world wide web
When Tim Berners-Lee penned a memo to his boss at CERN in March 1989, he was looking for a better way to manage information about complex evolving systems. He proposed an interconnected network of in...
10:45 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: SXSW wrap-up, touring the Sony Archives in Tokyo 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...
10:26 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Check out this Nintendo Entertainment System machined from a solid block of aluminum
If you're any kind of self-respecting gamer, you hold a special place in your heart for the true king of consoles, the original Nintendo Entertainment System and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom...
10:13 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Hasbro wants you to add a word to Scrabble's dictionary
At one point or another, all of us have probably argued about a questionable word or three during our Scrabble careers. Hasbro wants to make that easier (or harder, depending on your view) with a con...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget FiftyThree's Paper outfits sketches for iOS 7 with improved zoom and more
FiftyThree has updated its popular Paper (no, not that Paper) iPad sketching app for iOS 7, and the visual tweaks should be immediately apparent. In addition to the usual speedier menus and simplifie...
09:39 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Threes is finally available for Android
Android owners, we'll understand if we don't see you for a few days -- Threes is now available for your phones and tablets. If you're not familiar with Threes, prepare to fall in love. The $1.99 game...
09:27 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Fitbit has received nearly 10,000 reports of skin irritation from Force owners
Fitbit kicked off a refund program last month after learning its Force activity tracker caused skin irritation in a "small percentage" of users, and now we're finally getting a better sense of the si...
09:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget New HTC One sold on eBay in Verizon packaging for $500
Given the vast number of leaks about HTC's all new One, its upcoming flagship launching March 25th, it's almost surprising that it was this long before we saw a retail unit sold on eBay. But hey, it'...
09:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Vote for the 2013 Engadget Awards!
We asked, and you delivered... a ton of nominations for your favorite products. We selected the top picks across 12 categories, and they're now finalists for the Readers' Choice part of the 2013 Enga...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 389 - 3.12.14
If the Titanfall release had coincided with the start of March Madness, there probably wouldn't have been a podcast this week. As it is, we had to tear Richard away from his Xbox One to help Ben revi...
08:40 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 389 - 3.12.14
If the Titanfall release had coincided with the start of March Madness, there probably wouldn't have been a podcast this week. As it is, we had to tear Richard away from his Xbox One to help Ben revi...
08:17 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Apple now warns users of in-app purchase settings in iOS 7.1
Sure, Apple's legal scuffle over in-app purchases made by misbehaving youngsters has ended, but the firm's added a precautionary measure to avoid additional costly mishaps. Among other changes includ...
07:53 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Yahoo now shows Yelp reviews when you're searching for local businesses
Google has long made it easy to find reviews of local businesses in its search results, but you've been out of luck if you prefer Yahoo. You won't have much trouble scouting those locations after tod...
07:30 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Gaming deals of the week: 3.12.14
Sometimes you just have to wait until a retailer tosses together a bunch of tech that you're eying before you make the leap. In terms of new gaming consoles, today could very well be the day. There a...
07:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Forging weapons upstages fowl flinging in the new Angry Birds Epic RPG
If you're a fan of flinging Angry Birds across the screen or racing them in go-carts on your favorite mobile device, Rovio's next installment looks to offer a new challenge. Angry Birds Epic is said ...
07:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget SXSW 2014 wrap-up: Snoop Dogg, stun copter, Snowden, Mario Kart and more!
SXSW Interactive can hardly match the significance of CES, MWC or IFA when it comes to consumer electronics launches, but there's always a ton of awesome gear to see. This year, Chaotic Moon's "CUPID...
06:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Here's how the NSA can collect data from millions of PCs
We know that the NSA has been ramping up its efforts to collect data from computers, but it's now clear that the intelligence agency has the tools to compromise those computers on a grand scale. Info...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Google Wallet's new 'Orders' feature lets you track online shipments
Nice to see Google is keeping the regular Google Wallet updates coming. A few weeks after introducing loyalty card scans, the company is adding a feature called "Orders," which lets you track your on...
06:14 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's OneNote may come to the Mac this month
Microsoft's OneNote app has been available on mobile, Windows and the web for quite some time, but Mac support for the note-taking software has proven elusive... at least, until now. Both The Verge a...
05:53 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget The inventor of the web wants you to help create an internet bill of rights
The web has changed a lot in the 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee first proposed its underlying technology, and not entirely for the better -- censorship, reduced net neutrality and surveillance are ve...
05:32 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget OnePlus dripfeeds more specs for its 'perfect' One smartphone
Let's face it: "One" isn't the most creative name for a smartphone, even if OnePlus couldn't resist the wordplay. We wouldn't call the company headed by ex-Oppo exec Pete Lau unoriginal though, as we...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Life in 140 characters or less: My first eight years on Twitter
"I am sick of cell phones."I posted that on Twitter on November 16th, 2006, during a time in my life when I made a living writing phone reviews. It was a one-off rant during a particularly busy week,...
04:42 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget AppMethod lets you code native Android, iOS and desktop apps simultaneously (hands-on)
With different requirements and countless other incompatibilities, building applications for multiple platforms can be a tremendous chore. Embarcadero Technologies is setting out to simplify that pro...
04:01 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA says most laptops die after 50 minutes of gaming, claims new GPUs will double that
Thanks to the appearance of a curiously thin MSI gaming laptop at CeBIT a few days ago, we had an inkling that NVIDIA's new batch of laptop GPUs were inbound. Indeed, the 800M series has just become ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 adds Firefox support, isn't just for creating pretty demons
Yes, Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 can be used to create large, dramatic demon gods, but that doesn't mean it's only used to create large, dramatic demon gods. It's also used to create sneaky thief dem...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget MSI supercharges its high-end gaming laptops with NVIDIA Maxwell graphics
It happens every time. NVIDIA unveils its latest GPU architecture, and all your favorite gaming laptops are suddenly getting refreshed internals. And why not? The new silicon promises screaming perfo...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Razer refreshes its Blade gaming laptops with NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs, multitouch support
"Thin and powerful" aren't words we tend to associate with gaming laptops; Razer has always been an exception. The company's Blade and Blade Pro laptops have been challenging our preconceptions for a...
03:46 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Apple drops iPhone return policy back to 14 days, matches carriers
At some point several years ago Apple decided to offer a much more generous return policy for the iPhone than it did for other products, bumping it from 14 days to 30 days. Over the last couple of ye...
03:31 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget MakerBot's mammoth Replicator Z18 3D printer goes up for pre-order
If you want some truly heavy-duty 3D printing, you'll be glad to hear that MakerBot's Replicator Z18 is now available for pre-order. Pay $6,499 and you'll get to craft objects up to a lofty 18 inches...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review: great screen, disappointing battery life
We often tease Samsung about the seemingly arbitrary way it divvies up its tablet offerings -- not content with round numbers, it's released tablets that are 10.1 inches wide instead of 10, 8.9 inste...
02:33 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Tinder wants to verify celebrities so you know they're really into you
Tinder, the iOS and Android app that matches people by how close they are from one another, has a celebrity problem. While signing up to a dating app is probably the last thing you'd expect any priva...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Touring the Sony Archives in Tokyo: Walkmans, robot dogs and a golden guinea pig
Sony has had some tough times recently, and while it's finally started to make some difficult changes in a bid to turn its fortunes around, the Archives building is where the company's success storie...
01:18 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget LaCie's hyper fast 1TB Thunderbolt 2 disk now on sale for $1,300
Though 1,375MB/s worth of disk speed might seem extravagant, applications like 4K RAW video need to squeeze every byte. Luckily, you'll get all of that with LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk with Thunderbo...
01:18 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget LaCie's hyper-fast 1TB Thunderbolt 2 disk now on sale for $1,300
Though 1,375 MB/s' worth of disk speed might seem extravagant, applications like 4K RAW video need to squeeze every byte. Luckily, you'll get all of that with LaCie's 1TB Little Big Disk with Thunder...
12:34 pm -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget US Cellular may give customers more data for the same money
US Cellular's shared data plan subscribers might be able to enjoy more data sometime soon. That'll be the case anyway, if the carrier's truly increasing its shared data subscribers' caps, as indicate...
11:36 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Bend it like robo-Beckham with the U14 Free Kick toy
Axpro is a Taiwanese company that makes flash drives, so it's surprising to see it building app-connected toys like U14 Free Kick - a game that's a weird hybrid between Frujit Ninja, Subbuteo and Rob...
10:16 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Netflix UK adds 'Homeland' and 'American Horror Story' to its US TV show roster
UK Netflix subscribers looking to get their fix of US TV will soon have two new popular series available to add to their binge-watching schedule. Expanding its partnership with Twentieth Century Fox,...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Toshiba sticks to what it knows with new LED HDTV range
Toshiba's already spilled the beans on its 4K TV line-up for this year, and right on cue, it's just revealed the new range of 2014 LED sets that might interest us folk still clinging on to the regula...
08:47 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Ting lets you bring your iPhone 5 to its pay-for-what-you-use cellular service
You haven't had many choices for non-Android phones if you've wanted to switch to Ting, where you only pay for the cellular service you use -- aside from the since-vanished HTC 8XT, you've had to bri...
07:21 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Rumors of an Amazon music service, TV set-top box swirl yet again
We're still not sure whether Amazon's truly launching a music streaming service, but if it does, you might only be able to access songs and albums for a limited time. According to the Wall Street Jou...
06:41 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Rdio plans to stop using Echo Nest, because Spotify bought it
Rdio's CEO, Anthony Bay, doesn't want Spotify knowing what it knows, and to that end, the music service is looking to break away from Echo Nest. However, the music intelligence company, recently boug...
05:28 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Google buys an Android gaming platform, possibly with a set-top box in mind
Green Throttle Games was late to the Android gaming platform party, and paid the price for it -- the company effectively wound down at the end of 2013. However, its efforts may not have been in vain....
04:00 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Starbucks app update lets you tip your barista
Starting next week iPhone owners will not only be able to buy your triple-venti-extra-hot-no-foam latte using Starbucks' mobile app, you'll be able to tip your barista for making it as well. The king...
03:16 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Blackberry's identity crisis, Oculus Rift meets Game of Thrones 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...
02:26 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget New Jersey is the latest state to ban Tesla's direct-to-customer car sales
Tesla's direct-to-customer sales model just hit another big roadblock. New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission has voted in favor of a rule banning direct car sales, effectively kicking Tesla out of th...
01:26 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Xbox Live problems keep many Xbox One owners from calling in their Titan
Just as the Xbox One's biggest game release arrives, network problems are keeping many owners from signing in. The Xbox Support Twitter account reported an issue around 5PM ET, and according to the s...
01:26 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Xbox Live problems keep many Xbox One owners from calling in their Titan (update: fixed!)
Just as the Xbox One's biggest game release arrives, network problems are keeping many owners from signing in. The Xbox Support Twitter account reported an issue around 5PM ET, and according to the s...
01:00 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9:15PM ET
It's Tuesday, which means it's time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9:15PM. Aereo is in the news again, so we'll lead off with that news tonight, as w...
12:37 am -04 - Wed, March 12, 2014
Engadget Former TV bigwigs are going after 'super-fans' with new online video service
Another day, another upstart streaming video service. The latest contender to enter the fray is Tapp, the subscription-based brainchild of former CNN president Jon Klein and former NBC Universal Tele...
11:53 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget This is the thinnest LED that anyone can make
Companies have been racing to slim down LED backlights as devices get ever thinner, but the University of Washington may have just beaten everyone to the finish line. Its scientists have developed an...
11:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Court freezes Mt. Gox assets in US, lawyers dig into the case of the missing Bitcoins
A US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has just granted a temporary restraining order to freeze all US assets of Mt. Gox, Tibanne KK and Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles as part of an eff...
11:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Kick off this year's Philly Tech Week with a gigantic game of Tetris
There's a few reasons why Tetris is one of gaming's most enduring classics: it's easy to pick up, hard to master and can be played on just about any platform -- including the sides of a building. Dre...
09:51 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Flappy Bird creator 'considering' bringing the game back
Admit it, you played Flappy Bird. And for a brief period of time, you may have even liked the incredibly addictive game. After millions of people downloaded the viral hit, however, creator Dong Nguye...
09:20 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Snoop Dogg gives us a tour of his SXSW 'man cave'
What better way to wrap up SXSW 2014 than with a picnic with Snoop Dogg? We stepped inside Snoop's own mini-apartment, which he designed in partnership with Airbnb, to talk about his favorite gadgets...
08:58 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Skrillex debuts noisy new album as a mobile game easter egg
When is a game not really a game? When it's a Trojan horse for new music from Skrillex. Play the seemingly humdrum shooter Alien Ride on Android or iOS and you'll find that it's actually a preview fo...
08:39 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Chrome developers can now charge for themes and extensions
Google made a few changes to the Chrome Web Store today to benefit developers and make it easier for them to publish to the platform. The biggest change has to do with what's actually sold in the sto...
08:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Move over Chrome, Google Docs has add-ons now too
Power users have been tricking out Google's Chrome browser with extensions for years, and now they can do the same with... Google Docs? Today the search giant launched an add-on store for its word pr...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget When you cram an entire smartphone into a watch, you get the Exetech XS-3
Most smartwatches act as a secondary display for your phone, but there's a select few, like the Neptune Pine, that just want to replace it altogether. It's in this latter category that you'll find th...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook review: a good deal, but with trade-offs
It's already March, dear readers, which means with the exception of this post right here, you're not going to find many laptop reviews on this site. Why? Because Intel's just three months away from l...
06:19 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Spritz's speed-reading tech shows up to 1,000 words a minute, makes its debut on Samsung devices
Two weeks ago, we were so busy getting hands-on with the new Samsung GS5 and Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch that an exclusive app for the two devices flew completely under our radar. That "app," as we call...
05:50 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Archos' 6.4-inch smartphone puts the buttons on the back
When we talk about smartphones with buttons on the back of the case, most people's thoughts turn toward the LG G2. But now the French electronics outfit Archos has decided to follow in LG's footsteps...
05:21 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Instagram for Android update sports refreshed UI, speedier performance
Is Instagram your go-to photo app on that trusty Android handset? If so, you're about see a bit of a jump in performance with a new look. The filter-powered social snapshot software has been updated ...
04:55 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Japanese robot gets better at not running into people
Hitachi is taking Asimov's I Robot law about not harming humans more seriously with new tweaks to its wheeled Emiew 2 bot. The 30-pound humanoid now packs a sensor that'll measure walking speeds (in ...
04:24 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Oculus ends Rift dev kit sales citing parts supply issues
As forewarned, Oculus VR is officially ending sales of its first-run development kit. "We're quickly running out of stock for the Rift development kit, so we've shut down sales in most regions," a no...
03:50 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Save to Pocket and Evernote from your inbox with CloudMagic's Cards
Try as we might, we just can't escape email. Apple, Google, Microsoft and others have tried to do more with our messages, but only recently have we seen apps and services try to provide better contex...
03:36 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Power strips don't have to be ugly, just ask Powerdrobe
Yes, power strips aren't the sort of thing we usually discuss on this august periodical but sometimes we spot something at a trade show that simply demands attention. Normally, it's the sort of gear ...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an iPhone 5s courtesy of TurboTax!
It's that time of year again, when you have to try and wrestle back as many of those hard-earned dollars as you can from the insatiable gaping maw of the tax beast. In an effort to assuage that annua...
02:34 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Archos' octa-core smartphone is surprisingly quick for the price
When it comes to smartphones, hugs and all-you-can-eat buffets, more is better, right? That's why we had to sit down and play with Archos' 50c Oxygen. The gassy, Jelly Bean-running handset is one of ...
02:03 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Another major game engine gets Linux support ahead of Steam Machines launch
The engine that powers the Crysis series, CryEngine, is headed to Linux. That means games like Crysis 3 and Ryse: Son of Rome could see ports on Valve's forthcoming Linux-powered platform, SteamOS. A...
01:21 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Plextor targets gamers with '50 percent faster' SSD starting at 199 ($275)
It's over a year since we last covered Plextor's wares, but the company's been busy with the next generation of its M-branded SSDs. For the first time, the range includes a premium PCIe option explic...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Jawbone updates its Android app with wireless syncing and push notifications (updated)
If you own a Jawbone fitness tracker, you may have read last week that the company made some changes to its app. Unfortunately for some of us, the updates were all for iOS only -- in fact, the compan...
11:33 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Leaked ad explains why HTC's putting a 'Duo Camera' in its new One
Ever since a leaked image showed off dual cameras on HTC's next One (aka the M8), the rumor mill has been trying to figure out what they're for, exactly. Now, an ad from Australian carrier Telstra le...
10:30 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget BBC revamps iPlayer with new web UI and greater focus on content discovery
The BBC teased us with stories of a new, improved iPlayer nearing the end of the last year, and today we're seeing the first part of that go live. Arriving today on the web and smart TVs, the "comple...
09:00 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Raspberry Pi gets its own sound card
When UK Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech at CeBIT this year, what examples did he use to highlight tech innovation in Britain? Yes, ARM and Imagination were on his list, but he also referre...
07:35 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Privacy group blocks NSA from destroying phone records, calls them evidence
A US judge has temporarily stopped the National Security Agency (NSA) from destroying phone metadata it collected, thanks to an intervention by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The privacy w...
06:56 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget First-gen Kindle Paperwhite gets second-gen features, at last
First-gen Kindle Paperwhite owners are woefully missing a bunch of features, including Goodreads integration, available on the device's successor. Thankfully, this latest software refresh brings thei...
05:51 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Instagram does your selfies a favor with an improved Lux feature for iOS
Go ahead, ask any youngster around you: selfies are serious business. No one is more mindful of that universal truth than Instagram, which is why it pushed out yet another iOS app update earlier toda...
04:55 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Audi's in-car LTE starts at $99 for six months of service and 5GB of data
Audi's been talking about its in-car LTE for awhile, but how much it'll cost hasn't been clear until now. A six-month plan with 5GB of data will run $99, while a 30-month plan with 30GB runs $499, bo...
02:45 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Microsoft Power Cover doubles the Surface's battery life for $200 on March 19th
With the right accessories, the Surface Pro makes a mean alternative to your average laptop -- but even with the second generation model's improved battery life, it doesn't last long outside of the h...
01:16 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Google Apps for Business Referral Program pays you for every user that opts in
Who doesn't like easy money? Well, now you can cash in on those word of mouth recommendations to your colleagues about Google Apps for Business. Through a new Referral Program, every time a person yo...
12:23 am -04 - Tue, March 11, 2014
Engadget Twitch game broadcasting goes live on Xbox One
Xbox One owners, start your streams -- the Twitch app's broadcasting support is now available, just in time for Titanfall's launch on March 11th. As promised, you can share live gameplay sessions wit...
11:55 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 10th: Cosmos, Vice, F1 and Titanfall
After omitting Cosmos from the listings last week, we can only offer our deepest apologies. The premiere episode Sunday night wowed us with its display of the universe at large, and we highly recomme...
11:40 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry's identity crisis continues
To say that BlackBerry's had it tough these past few years would be putting it mildly, if not too delicately for a company emerging from a period of willful ignorance. The Waterloo-based outfit, form...
11:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Titanfall's secret weapon, Edward Snowden talks encryption, 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...
10:36 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Shuttle runs a Haswell Core i7 in a case barely bigger than a disk drive
The Intel NUC proves just how small a desktop-class, 4K-capable Haswell PC can go. What the NUC doesn't do, though, is let us switch out the processor - it comes with either a Core i3 or i5 soldered ...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Verizon: 'it's a mistake' to abandon subsidized phone plans
Of the four major operators in the US wireless industry, Verizon seems to be the most hesitant in making a transition to phone installment plans. Last year, the company launched a plan called Edge in...
09:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's 'HereHere' project maps what's wrong with NYC neighborhoods
It's no secret that New Yorkers love to complain -- the city's '311' non-emergency line serves as a hotbed for grievances on everything from burnt out streetlights to wildlife on the loose. Now thank...
09:14 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget AP: US government is creating an electronic monitoring system for employees
Edward Snowden owes some of his successful NSA leaks to weak internal supervision -- the agency simply couldn't detect any suspicious data transfers. Would-be leakers may not be so lucky in the futur...
08:33 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget HeadWatch is part smartwatch, part Bluetooth headset, totally baffling
Smartwatches are a dime a dozen these days, so if you're making one and want to get noticed, you'd better have an enticing hook. And, in the case of the HeadWatch, it literally has a hook -- one that...
08:14 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Capcom and Twitch team up to stream a year-long Street Fighter tournament
Competitive gaming depends heavily on live streaming to build its audience these days, and it's about to get a big boost through a new partnership between Capcom and Twitch. The two are launching the...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Apple TV update hides unwatched channels with ease
Alongside the release of iOS 7.1, Apple TV also received a software update today. Most notable among the changes? An easier method for hiding those channels that you don't watch. Before now, you had ...
07:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Jacksonville Jaguars get the world's biggest LED-lit HD displays, little else
The Jacksonville Jaguars don't exactly generate much excitement on EverBank Field. However, they'll soon have something attention-worthy above that field: a pair of the world's largest LED-backlit, H...
07:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget HBO pushes the boundaries of virtual reality to sell you Game of Thrones
The frost-crusted wooden cage was carrying me to my death. I didn't know that for sure, but something just didn't feel right as the winch kicked into gear and the empty square of Castle Black retreat...
06:39 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Temple Run in first-person, courtesy of Epson's Android glasses (hands-on)
We saw Epson's Moverio BT-200 glasses back at CES, and while not much has changed on the hardware front since then, the company dropped by SXSW to demo a few new games. There's also a new homemade ca...
06:11 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Akai's Rhythm Wolf has analog drum machine and bass synth chops for $200
If you're a fan of drum machines and synthesizers, 2014 is off to a great start, and now Akai has added a device of its own to the fray. The pro audio outfit has announced the Rhythm Wolf, an analog ...
05:48 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Vimeo On Demand celebrates first birthday, gives filmmakers money, viewers a fresh interface
Web video's growing up before our eyes, folks. A year ago, Vimeo On Demand made its debut to help content makers get paid by content consumers (that's you) directly, and, presumably, to help folks th...
05:20 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Snowden says encryption and oversight are key to protecting the public from surveillance
Speaking to a packed exhibit hall through a Google Hangout, which was passed through seven proxies, Edward Snowden said the keys to protecting the public from government surveillance is encryption an...
05:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support
After pushing out several betas, Apple's finally ready to roll out its latest firmware update to the masses. iOS 7.1 is now available as a free download, and as expected, it adds a few new features t...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Watch us play Titanfall for Xbox One (poorly) right here!
Xbox One's first major release officially drops this week: Titanfall, from the folks who made Call of Duty into the 800-lb. gorilla it is today. Well, specifically, it launches tomorrow, but we've go...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Watch us play Titanfall for Xbox One (poorly) right here! (update: and it's over!)
Xbox One's first major release officially drops this week: Titanfall, from the folks who made Call of Duty into the 800-lb. gorilla it is today. Well, specifically, it launches tomorrow, but we've go...
04:29 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Got Comcast? You can watch House of Cards without a Netflix subscription
Have you been eager to watch House of Cards, but haven't wanted to spring for a Netflix subscription? If you're a Comcast subscriber, you no longer have to. The cable firm has reached a deal with Son...
04:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Titanfall: The Joystiq Review
Titanfall is strictly coiled around the player. You couldn't excise even one piece without slackening it like a ruined kidnapper's rope. The serpentine level design, the liberating sense of movement,...
03:56 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy in the US
Just days after it sought protection in Japan, once popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has been forced to file for bankruptcy in the US in the hope of climbing out of the huge hole it's found itself in...
03:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Watch Edward Snowden's SXSW virtual conversation at 12PM ET
At SXSW today, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will make his "first appearance front of a live audience" since he unveiled the under belly of the government surveillance program. Snowden will speak ...
03:31 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Watch Edward Snowden's SXSW virtual conversation right here (updated)
At SXSW today, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden will make his "first appearance front of a live audience" since he unveiled the under belly of the government surveillance program. Snowden will speak ...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Shaquille O'Neal talks Fitbit, Google Glass and smartphones at SXSW
This is Shaquille O'Neal's second SXSW, and this year he stopped by Austin to talk about wearables. In a panel with Rick Valencia of Qualcomm yesterday, Shaq touched on the importance of activity tra...
02:30 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget A closer look at Titanfall's not-so-secret weapon: Microsoft's cloud
While you were busy running along walls and throwing missiles back at your opponents during the Titanfall beta, countless data centers across the world were making sure that each AI-controlled Titan ...
01:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget One of Facebook's biggest science pages is becoming a TV show
Science TV shows are enjoying a small renaissance, it seems. Virtually in sync with the first episode of the Cosmos reboot, Facebook page and stand-alone website I F-ing Love Science (yes, we know ho...
12:23 pm -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget An e-reader that makes calls: InkPhone promises two weeks on a charge
When we reviewed the dual-screen YotaPhone, some of you thought it'd have been better if the device simply skipped the LCD and relied on a single E Ink display instead. Well, that's exactly the appro...
11:12 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Netflix reportedly reaches another Comcast-style agreement, but with a Norwegian ISP
Netflix's oddly public peering agreement to connect directly with Comcast has, as many expected, been followed closely by a similar deal. What may surprise some is that this arrangement is with Norwa...
08:46 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget HTC's next One leaks again in all-angle photo shoot
HTC's upcoming successor to the One, codenamed M8, has been a leaky ship while sailing to its March 25th launch. But the latest set of photos from a Chinese Weibo site leave nothing to the imaginatio...
06:20 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Sony and Panasonic announce the Archival Disc, a new optical disc standard for long-term storage
Aiming to offer a long-term storage option in disc form, Sony and Panasonic have announced the new Archival Disc format that will store between 300GB and 1TB per disc. The companies are bigging up th...
06:03 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget UK Prime Minister wants a 'permanent technological revolution'... and movies downloaded in a second
David Cameron outlined his Spectrum Strategy for the UK's digital future, touching on 5G mobile broadband, better use of existing wireless frequencies and (as we keep hearing) the internet of things....
04:43 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Panasonic's 4K-ready Lumix GH4 priced at $1,700, ships in late April
Panasonic promised it would deliver a GH mirrorless camera capable of recording 4K video for under $2,000, and now we know just how far under that is. Pricing info for the Lumix GH4 reveals the camer...
02:49 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget How would you change HTC's 8X?
It seems like forever ago that HTC was making Windows Phone devices, but it's not even been a year. HTC's 8X earned plenty of praise for the fantastic performance, build and battery life - not to men...
12:52 am -04 - Mon, March 10, 2014
Engadget Amazon Prime Instant video adds Orphan Black as a streaming exclusive
The latest TV show to become a streaming-exclusive on Amazon Prime's video service is the sci-fi series Orphan Black. Like Amazon's recent deal to pick up streaming rights for FX's The Americans, thi...
11:14 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Bitcoin founder unveiled, Apple CarPlay hands-on and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
10:20 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Neil Young's music player for audiophiles reaches Kickstarter on March 15th
We now know how Neil Young plans to make his dreams of high-quality digital music come true: crowdfunding. The artist's company PonoMusic is launching a Kickstarter campaign on March 15th that will l...
09:09 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox CEO's blog hacked, database leak claims there should be a 951k Bitcoin balance
The latest twist in the fall of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is here, as CEO Mark Karpeles, personal blog, MagicalTux.net (along with his Tumblr and Reddit accounts) has apparently been hacked. Whoever h...
09:09 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox CEO's blog hacked, database leak claims there should be a 951k Bitcoin balance (update)
The latest twist in the fall of Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is here, as CEO Mark Karpeles, personal blog, MagicalTux.net (along with his Tumblr and Reddit accounts) has apparently been hacked. Whoever h...
08:05 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget 23andMe's Anne Wojcicki envisions the future of preventative medicine
Anne Wojcicki and her genetic sequencing company 23andMe are locked in a battle with the FDA. Even though it can't report results to customers right now, Wojcicki isn't letting herself get bogged dow...
07:20 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Fujitsu's latest all-in-ones don't need to be turned off
With all of the talk surrounding smartphones and tablets, it's sometimes easy to forget that desktops still occupy most of our working days. Fujitsu hasn't forgotten them, however, and is wheeling ou...
05:45 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Android lead says wearable developer tools coming in two weeks (updated)
We've got very few details at the moment, but Sundar Pichai is preparing to lead the Android charge into the wearable space. He announced that the company will launch a new wearable SDK for Android a...
05:30 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Cosmos debuts tonight with a special message from Barack Obama
As if the revival of Carl Sagan's Cosmos couldn't get any more grandiose, tonight's debut has a pretty special guest. President Barack Obama will intro the episode with a pre-recorded message that'll...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2004: Motorola RAZR V3
It's our 10th birthday, and to celebrate we'll be revisiting some of the key devices of the last decade. So please be kind, rewind.Motorola had been slinging its "hellomoto" campaign for several year...
02:25 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget MSI gaming laptop packs next-gen NVIDIA graphics and '3K' display into Ultrabook thickness
A nice little surprise here at CeBIT: A 15.6-inch laptop from MSI that gave us an early look at one of NVIDIA's unannounced 2014 laptop GPUs. MSI's reps at the event wouldn't reveal anything about th...
02:21 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Fujitsu's palm-scanning laptops won't be fooled by severed limbs
For all the popularity of fingerprint scanners, Fujitsu believes that it can go one better. The Japanese company has been working on palm-based systems for the last few years, and we've already seen ...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: human diamonds, floating farm and a 13-year-old nuclear fusioneer
Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.Ever wish you could take a bite out of Kanye West? A new (...
01:01 pm -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget We're here at CeBIT 2014!
If you don't count IFA, and for this week at least, we don't, then CeBIT is our favorite German tech show. It may be aimed squarely at business and infrastructure types, but that doesn't mean there's...
09:52 am -04 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung announces security-minded Cloud Print apps for Android and iOS
Does anyone actually cable up to a printer anymore? Not if they're kitted out with Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, or Sammy's new alternative: Samsung Cloud Print. The service will launch with an...
03:00 am -05 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Electronic Arts is exploring virtual reality
When you're the CEO of the second largest video game publisher in the world, people have a tendency to take what you say seriously. Case in point, Electronic Arts' Andrew Wilson recently revealed his...
01:30 am -05 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Aereo's not for sale... not now, anyway
It's a bittersweet day in Austin, Texas for Aereo. The company's remote DVR service, which allows users to stream or record over-the-air broadcasts, just launched in the city this week against the ba...
01:30 am -05 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget Aereo's not for sale ... not now, anyway
It's a bittersweet day in Austin, Texas, for Aereo. The company's remote DVR service, which allows users to stream or record over-the-air broadcasts, just launched in the city this week against the b...
12:52 am -05 - Sun, March 9, 2014
Engadget NYT Now is a mobile news platform with a dedicated staff curating stories
SXSW is a veritable playground for journalists, with panels catering to media professionals and -- most importantly -- no shortage of free food. We're not surprised, then, that The New York Times cho...
11:24 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Tumblr goes retro by letting you post with a phone call
Forget trying to be retro-cool by replacing your digital music with vinyl -- that's so 2013. Tumblr believes that this year's trendsetters will use its throwback dial-a-post service instead. You can ...
11:24 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Tumblr goes retro by letting you post with a phone call (update: more feature revival than retro)
Forget trying to be retro-cool by replacing your digital music with vinyl -- that's so 2013. Tumblr believes that this year's trendsetters will use its throwback dial-a-post service instead. You can ...
09:22 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget IBM puts Watson in charge of its SXSW food truck, we taste-test (video)
We know Watson has some Jeopardy skills, but putting IBM's supercomputer in the kitchen? That's a little different. Here at SXSW, the company's set up a "Cognitive Cooking" food truck in partnership ...
07:14 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget AT&T reduces 2GB Mobile Share Value plans by $15 per month
Following up on the news that its UnCarrier rival will soon raise the cost of its unlimited data plan, AT&T is making some pricing changes of its own -- in the completely opposite direction. The ...
06:15 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget WikiLeaks head doesn't believe Obama is serious about NSA reform
Julian Assange doesn't think you should hold your breath for Barack Obama to deliver meaningful NSA reform. The WikiLeaks founder said during a talk at SXSW Interactive that he believes the president...
05:45 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung's thing for (faux) leather continues with the ATIV Book 9 Style
Samsung's clearly been listening to Venus in Furs a lot recently, which explains why it's gone a bit crazy on the faux-leather all of a sudden. After covering both the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Tab Pro a...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget We kick off SXSW 2014 with some real-life Mario Karting (video)
The first few days of SXSW have brought quite a bit of excitement for our team on the ground. After starting the show with a stun-copter demo, we stopped by the Palmer Events Center to play a little ...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Old gadgets, Android tablets, photo management 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...
01:44 pm -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget London will test smart crossing system to keep pedestrians safe
Sure, pedestrian detection tech for cars is already in the works, but the city of London wants to keep people even safer by equipping its crossings with a bunch of sensors and devices. London Mayor B...
09:59 am -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Aereo's internet TV service in Denver and Salt Lake City shuts down today
Aereo's streams in Denver and Salt Lake City hung on for a while after the US District Court of Utah granted its opponents a preliminary injunction on February 20th, but today they're shutting off. Y...
04:05 am -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Oppo's Find 7 smartphone poses for glamor shots, two weeks early
So much for surprises. Oppo has been trying to maintain an aura of mystery around the launch of the Find 7 on March 19th, but the design lovers at Red Dot have spoiled things by showing off the smart...
04:05 am -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Oppo's Find 7 smartphone poses for glamour shots, two weeks early
So much for surprises. Oppo has been trying to maintain an aura of mystery around the launch of the Find 7 on March 19th, but the design lovers at Red Dot have spoiled things by showing off the smart...
01:41 am -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget DoubleTwist's new app lets you save iTunes Radio tracks to your PC
The folks at DoubleTwist are at it again. Over the past three months they've crafted Android and OS X apps to help penny-pinching users save the music they hear on iTunes Radio, and now they've gone ...
12:55 am -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Samsung's Milk Music, a stun gun-equipped drone and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
12:07 am -05 - Sat, March 8, 2014
Engadget 500px now lets Prime sellers keep most of the cash from their photos
When 500px unveiled its Prime photo licensing store, it stirred up a hornet's nest -- many photographers were outraged that the image host would keep most of the cash from their work. Give credit to ...
11:20 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's tweaked Simple Choice plans come with more data, unlimited international texting
T-Mobile's customer-friendly "Uncarrier" schtick seems to be changing people's minds about the country's 4th largest wireless provider, and it's not done fiddling with that formula just yet. The folk...
11:05 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget We're live from SXSW Interactive 2014!
We're live on the ground at South By Southwest (#SXSW for short), the annual event that brings together everyone and anyone who's invested in the interactive arts. Those artists include the minds beh...
10:50 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget We carved a custom bottle opener with the free Easel web app
Inventables' Shapeoko 2 desktop computer controlled (CNC) milling machine just got a whole lot more attractive. The company's new Easel tool is a free design and fabrication web app designed for the ...
10:37 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget ASUS' pint-sized Chromebox ships on March 14th for $179
If the simplicity of ASUS' Chromebox is enticing, you'll be glad to hear that you can pick up the miniscule computer very soon. The $179 Chrome OS desktop is now available for pre-order at stores lik...
10:04 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Chevrolet adds Beats Music streaming to its in-car system as Beats opens its API to developers
Beats Music is already integrated with Apple's CarPlay system, which means you'll be able to stream music from Beats' catalog in any vehicle that happens to have Apple's setup installed. Now, new API...
09:40 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Greetings, from Joystiq
My Dearest Friends at Engadget,With this letter I have enclosed a large, slightly frayed chunk of styrofoam that we all thought resembled the prominent "t" in the Engadget logo you know, the one wea...
09:28 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 387 - 3.7.14
Ben Gilbert is joined by Engadget editor and former Best Buy celeb Chris Velazco, along with our social media guru John Colucci who's managed to drag himself away from Grumpy Cat and 3D-printed Oreos...
08:11 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Watch a man get stunned by the Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone (stun copter!)
You're gonna want to steer clear of this CUPID. The Chaotic Unmanned Personal Intercept Drone, or "stun copter," can deliver 80,000 volts of pure projectile terror directly into the skin of an ill-in...
07:31 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Pebble's smartwatch app store finally comes to Android
iOS users had a bit of a head start in receiving access to the new Pebble app store. Thankfully, the Android crowd won't have to wait for this feature any longer, since what's known as Pebble 2.0 is,...
06:58 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy S5 gets FCC approval, just like you knew it would (update: T-Mobile too)
Samsung already made it clear that the Galaxy S5 would reach AT&T when it launched globally in April. Still, it's nice to know the flagship is on track for an on-time arrival, right? The 5.1-inch...
06:58 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget AT&T's Galaxy S5 gets FCC approval, just like you knew it would (update: T-Mobile and Verizon too)
Samsung already made it clear that the Galaxy S5 would reach AT&T when it launched globally in April. Still, it's nice to know the flagship is on track for an on-time arrival, right? The 5.1-inch...
06:33 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget This music service wants to be the first on Samsung's smartwatches
7digital really wants to put its music store on Samsung's new Gear smartwatches. Really badly. Need proof? The company has announced plans to release a hybrid shopping and streaming app for Tizen dev...
06:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Dell's Precision M2800 workstation is for prosumers who need performance on the cheap
We know, we know: we're a consumer electronics blog. We get it. But when a workstation is cheap enough that even the most amateur of amateurs can afford it, it may as well be a consumer device. Today...
05:32 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Sony's upcoming Alpha 7 and 7R updates will speed up your photo shoots
Sony's Alpha 7 cameras shook up the photography world by offering full-frame shooting in a small body, but they also have their fair share of quirks, such as slow startup times and sub-par JPEG image...
05:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Milk Music internet radio service is only for Galaxy devices (video)
Do we need yet another online music service? Samsung certainly thinks so, as it's just introduced its very own internet radio service called, weirdly enough, Milk Music. So named for its supposed "fr...
04:45 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Punching virtual sharks for points with the Oculus Rift and Leap Motion
"This could be a science lesson on the innards of sharks."Chance Ivey, game design lead for Chaotic Moon's whimsical Oculus Rift demo SharkPunch, was only half-joking when he made that comment to me ...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
The last five days were, in a word, bedlam. Newsweek may or may not have found the man who created Bitcoin (which subsequently led to a car chase -- yes, seriously); the head of PlayStation US, Jack ...
03:51 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Moto X gets new college colors and a lower price in time for March Madness
When you've got Moto Maker, you don't always need accessories to show support for your favorite sports team. With March Madness only days away, Motorola has thrown nine new back colors and three new ...
03:29 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 056 - 3.7.14
The Eurocast welcomes academic and author Aleks Krotoski to the show today to discuss Oscar selfies, Bitcoin drama and Facebook drones. This episode arrives direct from the thriving and cacaphonous h...
03:00 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Last day to nominate your favorite gadgets for the 2013 Engadget Awards
We'll soon be crowning winners in our annual Engadget Awards, but we need your input first. If you haven't answered our survey about the best products from 2013 yet, head here now. You'll be able to ...
01:35 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Livr is my most fav app 4va LOL im drunk
If you've heard one too many gripes about your boozy postings, don't fret -- there'll soon be a like-minded social app for you. It's called "Livr," and you won't even be able to log in without a smar...
01:35 pm -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Livr is my most fav app 4va LOL im drunk (update: sober up, it's fake)
If you've heard one too many gripes about your boozy postings, don't fret -- there'll soon be a like-minded social app for you. It's called "Livr," and you won't even be able to log in without a smar...
09:31 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget HP quietly launches an 8-inch Android tablet for $170
Hewlett Packard is trying to pull off a flanking maneuver on the Android market, through low-profile launches of low-cost devices. We recently came across the company's VoiceTab phablets during a sid...
08:15 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Judge rules that flying commercial drones is legal, for now
The Federal Aviation Administration may want to go through some rigorous testing before it allows commercial drone flights on a broader basis, but the National Transportation Safety Board isn't willi...
08:15 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Judge rules that flying commercial drones is legal, for now (update: FAA appeals decision)
The Federal Aviation Administration may want to go through some rigorous testing before it allows commercial drone flights on a broader basis, but the National Transportation Safety Board isn't willi...
06:22 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Forget trivia night at the local bar, QuizUp's now on Android
Android users looking for something to fill the hole that Flappy Birds once occupied now have a less trivial time sink in the form of QuizUp. As you'd expect from a trivia app worth its salt, it come...
04:47 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Vine bans pornographic material, says artistic nudity is okay
Consider it an unspoken, but universally true rule: if it can be used for porn, it will be. Texting, Snapchat, Skype and video streaming technology have all fallen to mankind's more base desires, and...
03:41 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Sharp's near-4K TVs are now available, starting at $2,500
Even though CES 2014 is long gone, some of the stuff announced there is just now starting to become available for purchase. Case in point: Sharp's Quattron+ lineup, a series of 2014 AQUOS televisions...
02:43 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget EdX expands range of institutions that can offer free online courses
EdX's open online education system has drawn a lot of interest -- enough interest that the non-profit has just loosened up its membership structure to allow for more participants. The revamp lets 12 ...
01:28 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Bitcoin founder unveiled, Facebook's redesigned feed, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
12:37 am -05 - Fri, March 7, 2014
Engadget Leak reveals the Nokia Lumia 630's colorful backside
There have been leaks showing the front of the Nokia Lumia 630 (aka Moneypenny), but a complete view of the Windows Phone 8.1 hardware has been elusive... until now. Frequent tipster @evleaks has pos...
11:49 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Charter customers can finally access Showtime on their mobile devices
If you thought Time Warner Cable was late to the Showtime party, think again. Charter subscribers have been waiting for access since 2011, and now it's finally here. Starting today, customers can joi...
11:05 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Mercedes wants to bring CarPlay to older vehicles this year
The biggest catch of Apple's CarPlay (aside from platform support) is its limitation to newer vehicles; at last check, most people won't buy a new car just to get better smartphone integration. Merci...
10:28 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Verizon and DirecTV's internet TV hopes perk up thanks to Dish, Disney
Rumors that existing satellite and cable TV providers would launch full internet streaming services have circled for years, but the new agreement between Dish Network and Disney has suddenly stirred ...
09:57 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Google's Trekker project brings beautiful Hawaii imagery to Street View
After launching Street View Trekker last year, Google is now starting to show us what we can expect from its loaner program. What you see above are some pictures from the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Ga...
09:20 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget HereO's GPS kid's watch isn't the first of its kind, it's just cuter and cheaper
GPS leashes trackers for kids are hardly new, but damn if this isn't the cutest we've seen so far. Like other trackers of this sort, the HereO watch allows parents to create so-called safe zones arou...
08:25 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget PlayStation US head Jack Tretton parts ways with Sony
Or at least, he will have done so come April 1st, no foolin'. Sony just announced that the long time SCEA executive will be making way for his replacement Shawn Layden, current EVP and COO of Sony Ne...
07:59 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Sony's turning The Last of Us into a movie with help from the game's creators
The Last of Us made its debut last year to critical (and commercial) acclaim from the gaming community, and it appears that the film industry's just as smitten with the story it tells. Deadline Holly...
07:24 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Verizon launches Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 with LTE for an eye-watering $850
Well, this is a pleasant surprise. We've known for a while that Verizon would carry an LTE-capable Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, but the carrier has just put the massive tablet up for sale without any fanfar...
07:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Goophone copies the all new (still-unannounced) HTC One
If you're going to clone one of 2014's hottest Android flagships, you might as well clone others, right? Goophone certainly thinks so. It just launched the Goophone M8, a smartphone that bears an unc...
06:29 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Facebook redesigns its news feed -- again
In a never-ending bid to make its news feed easier to use, Facebook has changed its look yet again. For one thing, the font will now be in Helvetica for Macs and Arial for PCs, which will make it loo...
06:11 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Yahoo Maps adds indoor navigation powered by Nokia Here
Google Maps has offered indoor floor plans for quite some time, and now Yahoo is doing the same. Thanks to Nokia Here, Yahoo Maps now packs building layouts, directories and contact info for places l...
05:45 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Buffalo Wild Wings to use tablets for gaming, ordering another round
Service at restaurants can be decidedly slow. But for those of you who frequent Buffalo Wild Wings, relying on the waitstaff to place an order could soon be a thing of the past. The company has revea...
05:13 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Get Forza 5 free with your new Xbox One (for a limited time)
Americans won't necessarily have to track down a Titanfall bundle (or move to Europe) to get a free game when they buy an Xbox One. Microsoft has announced that some US retailers will start including...
04:42 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Emotient's Google Glass app tells you how others are feeling
It's not always easy to read someone's emotions -- and that's a problem for retailers, which can't easily tell if their products intrigue you or simply confuse you. They may not have to guess for muc...
04:14 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Mad Catz Android game console first to get OUYA content
When OUYA announced it was expanding its gaming platform beyond its own hardware, it also said it'd share its first deal with a hardware manufacturer within two weeks. Well, it turns out that we only...
03:31 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Watch Dogs arrives on May 27th
When Ubisoft showed off Watch Dogs for the first time in 2012, there was no such thing as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Well, okay, they existed in some sense of the word, but both consoles were far fr...
02:49 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Spotify just bought the company that powers most online radio
Spotify now owns The Echo Nest, better known as "the company that powers the vast majority of internet radio." That includes competing services like Pandora, Twitter Music, Rdio and more. But today's...
02:49 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Spotify just bought the company that powers most online radio (update)
Spotify now owns The Echo Nest, better known as "the company that powers the vast majority of internet radio." That includes competing services like Twitter Music, Rdio and more. But today's news doe...
02:44 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Dell's ruggedized Latitude 13 laptop was designed to take abuse from kids
Dell may have just released its first Chromebook, but that doesn't mean it's counting on schools to make the switch to Chrome OS. The company just unveiled another education-focused laptop, and this ...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Twitch to stream live E3 game announcements directly to your console
If you aren't among the lucky few attending the Electronics Entertainment Expo each June, Twitch wants to take a bit of the sting out of that. 2014 is the start of a three year deal with the ESA maki...
02:00 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Jawbone's 'Up Coffee' app tracks your caffeine intake, estimates when you'll finally be able to sleep
Ah, caffeine. So addictive. So energizing. So unhealthy. It's no secret that coffee lends itself to spurts of early-morning productivity, only to be followed by mid-afternoon slumps. And yet, we're s...
01:06 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget HTC's overpriced Desire 310 ready to underwhelm Europe in April
When the Desire 310 popped up on HTC's Chinese site a few days ago, we wrote it off as a regional product with no international aspirations. Well, we were mistaken, and though there's no word on the ...
12:28 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Bitcoin's elusive founder reportedly discovered living in California
There have been many theories banded about as to the true identity of Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin. Nothing conclusive has married the name to an individual or group, but now Newsweek cla...
12:02 pm -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Samsung's wearable blitz may not be over: here comes the 'S-Circle'
Compared to the glitz surrounding its latest Gear smartwatches, Samsung's more basic fitness bands have so far failed to garner much attention. The electronics giant doesn't seem to be giving up on t...
11:08 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Opera's Android browser catches up to rivals with support for webpage video chats
Given Google's Chrome dominance, it's easy to forget that there are other Android browsers. Opera is one of the also-rans, and it's just brought a new version with a nice round number, 20, for your c...
09:20 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series is a Netflix original -- but only outside the US
Director Robert Rodriguez is expanding on the story and characters first seen in his cult classic From Dusk Till Dawn with a new TV series, but that's not all there is to it. Here it's the debut orig...
08:14 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget LG's L90 handset is rolling out this week... in Russia
If the debut of LG's L-series of handsets at last month's Mobile World Congress had you hankering for a new phone, you're in luck. The 4.7-inch L90 starts rolling out this week in the CIS region (thi...
06:55 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Ask select Motorola phones 'what's up?' to hear notifications read aloud
Motorola's Touchless Control app just got an upgrade that'll make perpetually busy people happy. Now, the app can read notifications out loud when you ask "what's up?," which sounds especially useful...
06:03 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Facebook and Instagram step in with age limits on firearms ads, new rules for sellers
For most, Facebook's "Look Back" videos were a whimsical retrospective covering a decade of social networking. For Moms Demand Action, an advocacy group that supports gun control laws, the nostalgic ...
05:01 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget 'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more
Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the...
04:27 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Mozilla to improve web page load times through image trickery
Ever tried loading websites full of selfies and filtered food images on a shabby connection? If your answer is yes, then you know it always leads to tears and frustration. Good thing Mozilla's got yo...
03:17 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Microsoft teases DirectX 12 reveal for GDC, rumors pit it against AMD's Mantle
That death knell AMD has been ringing for DirectX? Microsoft's having none of it. The software giant is now teasing the next version of the Windows graphics API, inviting developers to join it at GDC...
02:27 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget You can now mirror your Android screen on Chromecast, if you have a Nexus 5
Cyanogen's Koushik Dutta has been teasing the prospect of mirroring your Android screen on Chromecast for a few weeks, and today you can finally try the feature -- if you have the right smartphone, t...
01:41 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Google Play Games for Android now shows you who wants to play
Google Play Games just became much, much more useful for avid Android gamers. A newly released update to Google's entertainment hub lets you see all your invitations; it's now much clearer that someo...
01:17 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Titanfall's ode to 8-bit gaming is proof that robots make everything better
Need further evidence that robots improve just about everything? EA and Respawn are more than happy to provide it. They've launched Titanfall Arcade, a promotional gaming website that thrusts Titanfa...
12:28 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Dyson's latest Cool series bladeless fans are 75 percent quieter
For those without the luxury of central air conditioning, summer can often be a season of roaring wind machines that plague your attempts at peaceful sleep. But there's hope on the horizon: Dyson has...
12:28 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Dyson's latest Cool series 'bladeless' fans are 75 percent quieter
For those without the luxury of central air conditioning, summer can often be a season of roaring wind machines that plague your attempts at peaceful sleep. But there's hope on the horizon: Dyson has...
12:22 am -05 - Thu, March 6, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: the travels of Myspace Tom, a business card that plays Tetris, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:48 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Evernote for Android now supports handwritten notes
No matter how great your Android keyboard is, sometimes good old handwriting is the best way to take notes in a meeting or jot down your next big idea. If carrying a notebook with you everywhere isn'...
11:21 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Dell charging EU customers for Firefox installation, Mozilla's not having it
Installing a web browser is not a challenging task. In fact, you probably installed the one you're using today all by yourself. Nevertheless, Dell is offering to take the burden off the hands of cust...
11:05 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Getty Images opens up its stock photo vaults for free, legal use with new embed tools
Whether it's @HistoryinPics or just an Imgur-hosted picture posted to Reddit, professional photos are being used everywhere on the internet -- and usually without payment or credit to the original ow...
10:43 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget New HTC One dual-lens camera shown off in detailed leak
Leaked images and videos of the HTC One's successor are a dime a dozen, so we've already seen every possible nook and cranny of the device. Why, then, are we reporting on the latest find by @evleaks?...
10:17 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget This robotic prosthesis gives drummers a third arm
For many drummers, losing part of an arm could represent a career-ending tragedy. Not Jason Barnes, however. Georgia Tech professor Gil Weinberg has built a robotic prosthesis that not only restores ...
09:47 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Yahoo's latest purchase brings pretty graphs to Tumblr
Marissa Mayer's been in full-on spending mode since taking over the reins at Yahoo. As such, we're not surprised to find out that the company has made yet another acquisition: Vizify. Yahoo's new pur...
09:24 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 388 - 3.5.14
It's the week of HD content news in its many various guises: streaming, video, award shows and service cancellations, all wedged in amidst a couple of physical devices. Actually, the hardware is cont...
08:39 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Wake up and smell the bacon with Oscar Mayer's new iOS app
There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly cooked bacon to help you get out of bed in the morning. Unless of course, that smell is a clever r(o)use by an iPhone app and there is no bacon. A new ...
08:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Portable audio deals of the week: 3.5.14
If you're like us, spring means it's time to head outside after months of cold weather. Picnics, cookouts and the like should be right around the corner and you're going to need some tunes to keep th...
07:34 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget 'Next-gen' means gamepad updates: a guide to the first for Xbox One
The March Xbox One update is live; your friends list is now slightly more organized; and game broadcasting is mere days away. In reading through the laundry list of tweaks in last night's refresh, pe...
06:57 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Apple may make Siri smarter by tapping into your apps
Right now you can ask Siri to nab you some movie tickets or reserve a table at your favorite restaurant, but there's still plenty she (or he) can't handle. According to a report from The Information ...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Gmail for iOS now fetches for mail in the background, simplifies log-in
Today, Google updated its Gmail app on Apple's mobile platform, bringing with it some features bound to be very useful for users. The iOS application is finally capable of fetching mail in the backgr...
06:28 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Gmail for iOS now fetches mail in the background, simplifies log-in
Today, Google updated its Gmail app on Apple's mobile platform, bringing with it some features bound to be very useful for users. The iOS application is finally capable of fetching mail in the backgr...
06:05 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Where are they now? The travels and trash talk of Myspace Tom
It was 2009 and things weren't looking good for Myspace. According to comScore, Facebook logged 307.1 million visitors globally that April, while Myspace failed to reach even half of that with 123.3 ...
06:04 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget 10 Years in Social Media
It's our birthday! And there's a good chance you found out via one of two social networks. However, back in 2004, when Engadget launched, Facebook was in its infancy and Twitter still hadn't hatched....
05:33 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Dish's TV streaming app is now available for newer Kindle Fire tablets
Dish subscribers are no longer stuck if they want to catch up on TV shows from one of Amazon's tablets -- the satellite provider has released a version of Dish Anywhere for Kindle Fire HDX devices. A...
05:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget OnLive reborn: can the cloud gaming company find footing with two new services?
In early August 2012, OnLive employees told us that the cloud gaming company was close to falling apart. Despite creating an impressive service rooted in a futuristic idea -- playing bleeding-edge PC...
04:32 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 will ship March 9th for $650
Samsung already gave us a heads-up that the largest of its new tablets, the Galaxy Pro 12.2, wouldn't arrive until March. Well, here it is, right on schedule. The company just announced that the 12-i...
03:44 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget CNN's Flipboard rival now belongs to... Flipboard
CNN bought the news aggregation service Zite to get a fast track in the mobile space, but it never gained much ground versus Zite's arch-rival, Flipboard. Accordingly, the TV broadcaster is throwing ...
03:09 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget BBC makes popular TV channel 'online only' to cut costs
The BBC TV channel that spawned comedic classics like Little Britain and Gavin & Stacey looks set to be taken off-air as part of a cost-cutting drive. BBC Three won't be killed off completely, ho...
02:00 pm -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Twitch takes game broadcasting mobile
Twitch is ready to give your Jetpack Joyride skills the audience they deserve. The outfit has just released a mobile software toolset that will let devs enable live broadcasting, capturing and archiv...
11:48 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Adobe's all-in-one photo app Revel arrives on Android
If one of the many, many photo apps on Android isn't doing it for you, Adobe's just added Revel to the fray. Though it's touting features like ease-of-use, automatic syncing, sharing and privacy for ...
09:55 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Government working with Fitbit to recall rash-inducing sportsbands
Fitbit quickly issued a voluntary recall for its Force sportsbands, even though it has yet to pinpoint the exact component that can trigger contact dermatitis. We may soon find out, though, since the...
08:32 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Samsung devices no longer boosting benchmark scores after Android 4.4 update
Those artificially inflated benchmark scores Samsung devices were getting last year? They've been patched. According to new tests run by Ars Technica, Samsung devices running Android 4.4 no longer bo...
07:42 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Vudu will soon let you send movies to your Chromecast
There isn't exactly an abundance of major movie services that will send video to a Chromecast; for the most part, Google Play Movies and Netflix still rule the roost. It's a good thing, then, that Vu...
06:49 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget This Arduino-powered business card looks like a GameBoy and runs Tetris (video)
Off-white business cards with Silian Grail lettering are so pass -- these days, it's all about creativity. This GameBoy look-alike, for instance, demonstrates its creator's skills in one fell swoop: ...
06:49 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget This Arduino-powered business card looks like a Game Boy and runs Tetris (video)
Off-white business cards with Silian Rail lettering are so pass -- these days; it's all about creativity. This Game Boy look-alike, for instance, demonstrates its creator's skills in one fell swoop: ...
06:05 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Tell Gmail what to do with the latest Dragon Dictate for Mac
Let's face it: not everyone uses Nuance's Dragon Dictate software to power a ridiculously automated dorm room, the less creative among us have had to get by using it to take notes or write term paper...
05:22 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Chrome beta for Android lets you send web videos to your Chromecast
Want to stream any web video from your smartphone to your Chromecast? Grab the beta release of Chrome 34 for Android. The browser includes experimental support for sending embedded clips to Google's ...
05:00 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget El Al teams up with ViaSat for speedy in-flight WiFi on flights to Europe
ViaSat's not yet a household name here in the US, but the company's super-fast WiFi is well on its way, due in no small part to successful launches on JetBlue and United. Now, the satellite provider ...
05:00 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget FreedomPop's new smartphone keeps your calls and data private for $189
When surveillance agencies collect large volumes of cellular data, it's easy to understand why you'd want an extra-secure smartphone. Those devices aren't always affordable, though, which is why Free...
03:20 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Yahoo will stop users logging into its services with Google and Facebook accounts
In an effort to get you to return to that Yahoo ID from back in the day, Yahoo says it'll be phasing out the ability to login through Google and Facebook accounts. The company says this will allow it...
03:20 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Yahoo will stop letting users login to its site with Google and Facebook accounts
In an effort to get you to return to that Yahoo ID from back in the day, Yahoo says it'll be phasing out the ability to login through Google and Facebook accounts. The company says this will allow it...
03:20 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Yahoo will stop letting users log in to its site with Google and Facebook accounts
In an effort to get you to return to that Yahoo ID from back in the day, Yahoo says it'll be phasing out the ability to log in through Google and Facebook accounts. The company says this will allow i...
02:37 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger arrives for Windows Phone sans voice features
Microsoft was clearly being cautious when it said Facebook Messenger would be available for Windows Phone within a few weeks of Mobile World Congress -- it's already here, just over a week later. The...
02:09 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's pre-Titanfall multiplayer update goes live today: here's everything in it
We've already touched on what you could expect from the Xbox One's next update, but now it's here. Alongside those multiplayer improvements (easier invites, chat upgrades), Twitch TV live-streaming i...
01:30 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Department of Justice comes out against Aereo's TV streaming in Supreme Court case
It's never a good idea to make an enemy of the federal government, and it appears that Aereo now finds itself in just that predicament. On Monday, the US Department of Justice came out in favor of th...
01:15 am -05 - Wed, March 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 and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:45PM. Tonight there is new hardware to discuss from Harmony, some HDMI-CEC enabl...
01:01 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Comcast's internet access program for low-income families will continue indefinitely
Comcast's Internet Essentials program was originally supposed to wind down this June, roughly three years after its launch in the wake of the NBC merger. However, the company has had a lot of success...
12:17 am -05 - Wed, March 5, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple CarPlay hands-on, G Pro 2 review and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:31 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Dish wins all the wireless spectrum in the FCC's latest auction
Dish has a seemingly insatiable appetite for wireless spectrum, and it's willing to spend a lot of cash to get its fill. Need proof? The FCC has just confirmed (PDF) that Dish bought all of the 1,900...
10:59 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Evernote for Windows gets Skitch-like annotation tools
If you use Evernote religiously, chances are you've got more than a few snapshots and screen captures saved. To make it easier to edit and annotate those photos, Evernote has fully absorbed Skitch's ...
10:35 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget What gadgets were you rocking 10 years ago?
Ten years ago, the internet was introduced to a new tech blog called Engadget. The world was a much different place. Smartphones as we know them didn't exist and almost everyone had a flip phone. The...
10:13 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Compact 'Stubilizer' could smooth out your GoPro footage
Though GoPro cameras excel at capturing your insane escapades, the resulting shaky footage is not what we'd call production-ready. Now an inventor named Stuart Smith is looking to smooth things out w...
09:48 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry 10 finally gets its own Microsoft OneDrive app
If you worship at the BlackBerry altar and are in dire need of a cloud storage service that isn't Dropbox, Box or Mega, today's your lucky day. Now you can dump your files in Microsoft's OneDrive by ...
09:24 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget The Bitcoin drama continues: another exchange shuts down, while Overstock reports over $1 million in Bitcoin sales
It's been one big roller coaster ride for Bitcoin these past few weeks, with the Mt. Gox exchange shutting down and filing for bankruptcy following a large-scale hack, not to mention questions about ...
09:11 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget PC shipments faced their steepest-ever drop in 2013
We hate to say it, but the era of near-constant PC industry growth might be over. IDC estimates that computer shipments fell by 9.8 percent in 2013, representing the steepest drop ever recorded. Ther...
08:44 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's got a wireless display fix in the works for Surface users
Sure, the Surface 2 supports Miracast, giving you the power to beam the contents of your screen wirelessly to some other, larger display. But not everyone has a compatible HDTV, which leaves us with ...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Rival cycle: Beats Music VP of product reportedly headed to Spotify a month after launch
It looks like Beats Music's uphill battle to upstage the incumbent streaming services just took a hit. CNET reports that Fredric Vinna, product lead and one of the outfit's early creators (alongside ...
08:15 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Rival cycle: Beats Music VP of product reportedly headed to Spotify
It looks like Beats Music's uphill battle to upstage the incumbent streaming services just took a hit. CNET reports that Fredric Vinna, product lead and one of the outfit's early creators (alongside ...
07:52 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Video shows off Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistant in action
"Hi there. I'm Cortana. I can help make life a bit easier for you." These are the first words of Microsoft's still unannounced virtual assistant codenamed "Cortana," according to a new video leaked b...
07:37 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Roku's new Streaming Stick works with most TVs, drops price to $50
When Roku released its first Streaming Stick in late 2012, it was a tough sell. It cost $99 (as much as the highest-end Roku box), only worked with TVs that were certified as "Roku Ready," and it did...
07:12 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm betting on octa-core tech and better LTE radio in China
Despite Qualcomm's odd stance on octa-core and 64-bit in the past, the company has clearly changed its mind since last week's launch of its Snapdragon 615, which includes both features. Qualcomm's ma...
06:48 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget The hoverboard has arrived (video)
Let's just hope some Chinese company thinks it's real and "copies" it to make one that actually works.......
06:23 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Pretend it's 1994: music videos now available on Xbox One
The days of true music television may be long gone, but Microsoft has just introduced the next best thing. Xbox Music on the Xbox One now offers more than 92,000 music videos; if a given song has a m...
06:02 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget LG G Pad 8.3 LTE arrives on Verizon March 6th for $300
Thanks to an FCC filing back in January, we knew LG's G Pad 8.3 was likely heading to Verizon. Today, Big Red made things official: the 8.3-inch slate will arrive with LTE this Thursday for $300 unsu...
05:34 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Batman: Arkham Knight headed to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2014
In a move that won't surprise Batfanatics, a new Batman game is headed to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC at some point this year. The latest caped crusader game entry is titled Batman: Dark Knight, a...
05:27 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Tesla plans European expansion with service centers and showrooms
Tesla has a relatively tiny European presence with just a handful of showrooms, service hubs and Superchargers, but it's about to get a much larger foothold -- the EV maker has revealed that it will ...
04:58 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget HBO Go arrives on PlayStation 3 today
It's been a long time coming, but today the HBO Go app is finally available on PlayStation 3. Sadly, those of us who moved last-gen's consoles out of the living room to make space for shiny new ones ...
04:29 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Weathered old HTC HD2 dresses up like a Nokia X
You may remember the HTC HD2 from posts such as "will it play Tekken 3?" and "wait, it runs Windows RT now?" Despite the handset's age, a stalwart community keeps it relevant by getting anything and ...
04:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Cone is a speaker that always plays the right song
What if you could turn on a speaker and instantly listen to the perfect song for that moment? That's the idea behind Cone, a new web-connected music player that works like a radio of sorts -- but onl...
03:38 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's Project Spark available to everyone starting today in beta mode
Project Spark is pretty, encourages creativity, and incorporates Kinect directly. The sandbox/game creation tool became available for Windows 8.1 users back in December, and today it's entering beta ...
03:00 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget LG G Pro 2 review: new year, new Note contender
The large-screen smartphone market is now one of the most fiercely competitive in the wireless industry. But even though nearly every phone maker has produced a competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note,...
02:36 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Skype for Outlook.com is now available worldwide
You no longer have to live in one of a few fortunate countries to make a Skype call while checking your Outlook.com email: as of today, Skype for Outlook.com is available worldwide. All you need now ...
02:36 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Skype's web-based version is now available worldwide
You no longer have to live in one of a few fortunate countries to make a Skype call while checking your Outlook.com email: as of today, Skype for Outlook.com is available worldwide. All you need now ...
02:02 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Hands-on with Apple's CarPlay: when Siri met Ferrari (video)
Apple's in-car infotainment system has been a long time coming. After it was announced at the company's annual WWDC conference in June last year, "iOS in the Car" flew under the radar, only to underg...
01:11 pm -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget RadioShack plans to close over 1,000 'underperforming' stores
RadioShack's Super Bowl ad showing how cool and hip it is may've come a little too late, as the retailer has today announced its intention to close up to 1,100 "underperforming stores" across the US....
10:58 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget XBMC looks to improve Android video playback with 'Gotham' beta
Version 13 of XBMC's media center software, codenamed Gotham, is now ready for your official beta-testing pleasure. The foundation -- which started the project for the Xbox and spawned apps like Plex...
09:00 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Harmony's $150 Smart Keyboard remote comes to living rooms this month
Logitech is bringing a new entry to the lineup of Harmony remotes centered around its Hub. At a price of $150 this Harmony Smart Keyboard will retail for only twenty dollars more than the Harmony Sma...
08:44 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Sony says the PlayStation 4's 'Share' button has been used 100 million times
Sony has a released a bunch of statistics covering the first four months of life of its new baby. Beyond regular sales figures (six million units so far, and nearly 14 million game sales), some of th...
06:18 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Twitter accidentally mass-resets user passwords, blames 'system error'
Don't freak out, your Twitter account wasn't hacked. Well, probably. Many users were summarily locked out of their Twitter account on Monday evening, and were then sent an email requesting that they ...
06:15 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Facebook in talks to buy drone company, could battle Google's internet balloons
Facebook is in discussions to purchase Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered drones that can apparently stay up in the skies for up to five years at a time. According to Techcrunch's so...
04:35 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Myst and SimCity enter the History of Electronic Games collection
Broderbund Software's legacy is sure to live on through ports, sequels and source code, but what about the game developer's behind-the-scenes history? Thankfully, it won't be fading away any time soo...
03:03 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget OUYA Everywhere is bringing the Android game platform to other devices
OUYA has plans to level up in the near future, and it has nothing to do with a new console. In fact, it has nothing to do with any console at all, as the startup has confirmed to Engadget that its so...
02:31 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Dish and Disney's new deal cuts into ad skipping, allows for internet-only video service
TV networks have long been embroiled in a legal battle with Dish over ad skipping built into the Hopper DVR, but the two sides are finally starting to lay down their arms -- and there may be a few pe...
01:58 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Gamefly tries adding movie rentals to its disc-by-mail service
Netflix may have flinched at the prospect of maintaining its disc-by-mail service, but GameFly seems to be embracing it. On April 4th, the company will begin shipping DVD and Blu-ray discs to custome...
12:48 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 3rd: True Detective, Almost Human and Clone Wars
This week Netflix adds a new season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to its streaming library, but we're mostly anticipating Sunday night's season finale of True Detective. Tonight Almost Human also wrap...
12:12 am -05 - Tue, March 4, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Engadget's 10th birthday, Apple announces CarPlay, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
09:46 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Verizon's new prepaid cellphone plans let you buy rollover data
If you don't like commitment, a prepaid phone plan can be appealing -- but not if you have to predict your data needs well in advance. Verizon may offer a lot more flexibility with its new Allset pla...
09:11 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue
The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy c...
09:11 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget UK patients' data uploaded to Google servers, serious privacy concerns ensue (update)
The National Health Service (NHS) of England has come under fire lately amid plans to share patient data with researchers and private companies, and today's revelation will only pile on the privacy c...
08:44 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's new Office Graph will help you discover what's trending around your workplace
Microsoft Office is about to get more personal with something called Office Graph. The new feature incorporates your web searches and online interactions, allowing it to highlight files and projects ...
08:11 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Uber adds surge pricing push notifications to its iOS app
A week after Uber CEO Travis Kalanick promised push notifications were on the way to help riders cope with surge pricing, the outfit has added the feature to its iOS app. With the latest update, thos...
07:22 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget 10 Years In: The birth of Engadget
The evening of June 23, 2005, wasn't especially hot in New York City, at least by historical standards. The day's high was a mere 79 degrees, slightly below average for late June, and well below the ...
06:54 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget MHL 3.0 does 4K video output, 10W charging and data transfer over a single cable (video)
You may have already followed the announcement of Sony's Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet last week, but did you know that they are also the first mobile devices to feature MHL 3.0? For those who haven...
06:28 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Gartner: Android passes iOS to become the most popular tablet platform
Several years ago, technology research firm Gartner predicted Apple would maintain its hold on the tablet market until 2015. A new study from the company, however, shows Android taking a decisive lea...
06:00 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Samsung's latest Chromebooks come wrapped in faux-leather, on sale next month for $320 and up
It's been over a year since Samsung released a new Chromebook, and since then the competition has been heating up: Dell, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba all sell Chrome OS devices now, as does Acer, which has...
05:53 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget RunKeeper adds training plan feature to its Android app
RunKeeper has a solid track record when it comes to giving users new ways to interact with the application. It's no surprise, then, that the fitness-focused app is getting some fresh tidbits on Andro...
05:19 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget First two Microsoft execs exit following new CEO appointment
Microsoft has a new CEO in Satya Nadella, but two of his direct reports are apparently on their way out according to Recode. Both marketing EVP Tami Reller and biz dev/evangelism EVP Tony Bates are l...
04:44 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Microsoft tries to get users off Windows XP with migration tools and warnings
Microsoft really wants Windows XP holdouts to upgrade before official support ends in a month's time, and it's providing some last-minute incentives to get those people moving forward. The company wi...
04:10 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Chrome OS may soon let you run multiple profiles at once
If you have a Chrome OS system, you know it can be a hassle to sign out just so that someone else can borrow the computer for a few minutes. That may not be an annoyance for much longer, though. A ne...
03:31 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Photo suggests Oppo's Find 7 smartphone might have a 50-megapixel camera
Oppo may have just stolen Nokia's camera resolution crown. The Chinese company has posted a whopping 50-megapixel (8,160 x 6,120) photo that was reportedly taken with the upcoming Find 7 smartphone. ...
02:51 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Pizza Hut's concept touch table lets you swipe your way to a perfect pie (video)
With hundreds of mom and pop shops in the New York area, it's been upwards of a decade since I've stepped foot in a Pizza Hut. But the fast food giant's latest dining concept may just have me reconsi...
02:33 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Leaked screenshots reveal Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant for Windows Phone
We already know that Microsoft is set to become the last major player to launch a digital assistant, but previews of what "Cortana" will look like have been almost non-existent. Now, thanks to leaked...
01:31 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget First dual-boot Windows Phone 8 and Android handsets said to arrive by June
Windows and Android are such good pals, they're quite literally inseparable on a number of dual-boot devices. Aside from some old community-driven projects, however, the relationship between Google's...
12:10 pm -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Kickstarter marks $1 billion in crowdfunding pledges
Ever thought that you'd never get anywhere by asking strangers to fund your invention? Kickstarter is proving you wrong, now that the site has raised over one billion dollars for personal projects. T...
07:55 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with premium app subscriptions worth over $500
After powering the world's most retweeted tweet, Samsung has also revealed a suite of app-based upgrades that future GS5 owners will receive, free, alongside their new smartphone. While Evernote and ...
07:14 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Apple announces CarPlay: in-vehicle voice and touch access to notifications, maps and music
Apple has officially announced CarPlay, its new in-car interface that'll be compatible with new Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo cars unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show this week. Designed "from the ground ...
07:14 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Apple announces CarPlay: in-vehicle voice and touch access to notifications, maps and music (update: video)
Apple has officially announced CarPlay, its new in-car interface that'll be compatible with new Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo cars unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show this week. Designed "from the ground ...
04:54 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Imo drops support for third-party chat networks to focus on its own
Imo has long served as a chat network aggregator, putting all your conversations in one place. However, the company believes that this strategy has led to compromises that hold back its own messaging...
03:28 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Samsung debuts its first Galaxy S5 ad during the Oscars and turns sponsorship dollars into all-star selfies
In case you hadn't heard, Samsung's newest phone is coming. At the Oscars, the Galaxy S5 just got a huge shot of publicity, both in a 30-second ad segment and the not-so-casual ceremony presence of i...
01:37 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Someone made machines that play music with pint glasses
Forget skimming the edge of your pint glass to make music -- how about some real alcohol-inspired instruments? Inventor Andy Cavatorta has built the Chalice Symphony, a quartet of devices that use St...
01:00 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget Another HTC flagship leak reveals microSD slot, brushed metal finish (video)
Storage expansion went out of fashion over the last two years. Fortunate, then, for those of us wanting to take our music / audio book / photo collection everywhere, that HTC's upgraded One will see ...
12:14 am -05 - Mon, March 3, 2014
Engadget SkyShield protects airliners from missile strikes, completes testing in Israel
SkyShield, created by Israel's Elbit Systems, has reportedly been under development for the better part of a decade, but the laser-based missile deflector has just now successfully completed live tes...
11:32 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Weekly Roundup: Galaxy S5 hands-on, Engadget's 10th birthday and more!
You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at...
11:05 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget How would you change the Galaxy Note II?
In just three years, the Galaxy Note has grown from a niche device to a must-have, which is almost as eagerly anticipated as Samsung's Galaxy S flagships. When we placed the Galaxy Note II in the han...
10:01 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Stephen Colbert's Cloud Fog: 'part cloud, part fog, all security'
Stephen Colbert has a lot to say about online privacy, Edward Snowden and the NSA, and he shared his thoughts Friday evening at an Internet security conference in San Francisco. Privacy advocates had...
10:01 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Stephen Colbert explains Cloud Fog: 'part cloud, part fog, all security'
Stephen Colbert has a lot to say about online privacy, Edward Snowden and the NSA, and he shared his thoughts Friday evening at an Internet security conference in San Francisco. Privacy advocates had...
09:00 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Switched On: Understanding crowdfunding's caveats, part 2
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.The last Switched On discussed how many of the Risks and Challenges sections of Kickstarter campaigns fail to portray ...
08:00 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Up, up and down: The ephemerality and reality of the jetpack
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.Born out of sci-fi cinema, pulp literature...
07:36 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget HTC shutting down its Watch movie service in the UK
When HTC pulled the plug on its Watch service in a number of European countries last year, it told us that it was merely streamlining its efforts, and that movie rentals and purchases would continue ...
06:12 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Today is Engadget's 10th birthday!
Ten years ago today (in fact, exactly 10 years ago, if you're reading this post in real time), Engadget was born. Our first post featured T-Flash, a new memory card format created to serve cellphone ...
04:00 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: smog safety bubbles, the Tesla Gigafactory and transforming furniture
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.Extreme weather is dominating the headlines yet again this...
03:00 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget IRL: iRobot Roomba 700
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. We're not s...
01:35 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Google's 'Projected Mode' in-car system possibly leaked by Mercedes-Benz
Job adverts aren't most reliable way to hear about new technology, but interesting ones do crop up from time to time, and that's why our eyes are drawn to one recently posted by Daimler, the parent c...
01:01 pm -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Tim Cook's leadership style goes under the microscope in new book
Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's no denying that Tim Cook has played a large role in making them profitable, first as an operations executive and later in running the company. But just...
10:12 am -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Instacube photo frame finally shipping, will arrive with support for video
Well, that took awhile. Remember Instacube, the purpose-built digital photo frame designed to pull images directly from your Instagram feed? The Android-powered photo screen found itself short on bot...
09:07 am -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Watch out Kinect, AllSee does gesture control without a camera
What if you could turn the music down on your phone by just waving your hand? That's the idea behind AllSee, a new gadget under development by computer scientists at the University of Washington. Bui...
05:17 am -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Scientists get a shark's eye view using wearable computers
Sure, Sharknado and Sharktopus are fun to watch with friends on a weekend, but they also prove that sharks still get a bad rap. Clearly, what we've learned about the animal's behavior since Jaws came...
03:22 am -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Reddit wants you to decide who gets 10 percent of its ad revenue this year
This year Reddit is contributing more than memes to society, it's passing out cash. In a blog post today the site announced plans to donate 10 percent of its advertising revenue for the year to non-p...
01:50 am -05 - Sun, March 2, 2014
Engadget Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates for bigger changes, like Kit Kat
Whether you're a Google Glass wearer or merely observing the new devices, you may have noticed a lack of major updates in January and February. Android Police and Glass Almanac reveal a post from the...
11:56 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget BBM to let you share photos in multi-person chats and transfer larger files
BlackBerry has been on a BBM roll lately, unleashing the messaging service on not just iOS and Android but Windows Phone as well. However, that's not all that's up the Waterloo company's sleeve. A ne...
10:43 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget IBM's layoffs may include up to 25 percent of its hardware group
IBM recently sold its x86 server business to Lenovo, and that unfortunately has consequences for the company's workers. The computing pioneer has confirmed to CNET that it's cutting jobs as it concen...
10:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Mobile World Congress in 14 lines
In Barcelona we all tried to thriveAnd strove to not imbibe too many beersWhen Samsung trotted out the GS5Then shortly after highlighted new Gears.Mozilla's and Ubuntu's phones seemed cheap,Along wit...
09:11 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Nintendo 64 mod promises HDMI output, soldering burns
If you have a Nintendo 64 kicking around, it's probably not hooked up to your television. It's not that you don't love the classic console, it's just that many modern sets don't support the machine's...
08:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Mobile World Congress 2014 report card: who made the grade?
Now that Mobile World Congress is behind us and we've left the sunny Mediterranean to go back to our rainy or snowy abodes, it's time to reflect on the show that was. We walked through miles and mile...
06:55 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Why did Samsung play it safe with the Galaxy S5's processor?
Of all the phone manufacturers out there, Samsung seems to have a particular talent for creating an anticlimax. Our first thought when holding the Galaxy S5 was that we'd been through all this before...
06:13 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Leak suggests leather-wrapped Samsung Chromebook is on the way
Take one @evleaks image, add a familiar looking faux-leather finish and a Chrome logo, and what do you get? Well, a new Samsung Chromebook on the way would be our guess.......
05:50 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Beats Pill XL review: Dr. Dre's newest speaker is supersized and super loud
Back in 2012, Beats unveiled its diminutive Pill wireless speaker in a bid to steal the Jambox's thunder. Since then, its main rival hasn't exactly been standing still: Jawbone has released two more ...
05:00 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Switched On: Understanding crowdfunding's caveats, part 1
Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.Crowdfunding has been a boon to companies that are bringing some of the most exciting and innovative devices to market...
04:15 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Double Fine's Tim Schafer and the synths that shaped modern music
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with the subject of technology that we thi...
03:30 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Favorite messaging apps, rooting Kindle Fires 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...
02:49 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget The Nokia X has already been hacked to load Google Apps, Now and access the Play store
There's a theory that if you make Android look enough like Windows Phone, that users will grow accustomed to the interface, and when it comes time to upgrade, seek to scratch that tile-shaped itch. T...
02:49 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget The Nokia X has already been hacked to load Google Apps, access the Play store
There's a theory that if you make Android look enough like Windows Phone, that users will grow accustomed to the interface, and when it comes time to upgrade, seek to scratch that tile-shaped itch. T...
12:28 pm -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Bing search gets a scientific calculator almost two years after Google
If Bitcoin currency conversion is too trivial a use for you, loyal Bing user, perhaps the addition of a calculator will help solve the equation of your unhappiness. Simply type a math problem into Mi...
06:02 am -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Steam Family Sharing exits beta, lets your borrow all of your friends' games
One of the inherent drawbacks of digitally distributed games is that you can't loan them out to friends, but Steam has rewritten the rules a bit. Now that Valve's Family Sharing feature is out of bet...
02:27 am -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Apple is reportedly launching iOS in the Car next week with Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo
Apple's iOS in the Car has been a long time in coming -- we first heard about the automotive interface last June, and it still isn't ready despite the presence of relevant code in recent iOS 7 builds...
01:36 am -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget Google's 'show me the menu' search brings the most important restaurant info up first
No matter how good the food is, it seems like many restaurants hide the most important info (what's cooking, and how much does it cost?) under a slew of sub pages, outdated Flash interfaces or bizarr...
12:53 am -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget App lets you attach digital messages to real-world objects... for fun?
For those who don't know, Project Tango is a Google-built prototype smartphone jam packed with Kinect-like 3D sensors and components. One of Mountain View's software partners involved in the project,...
12:06 am -05 - Sat, March 1, 2014
Engadget EA Sports told the NCAA it was using real players in its college football titles -- back in 2007
Back in September, EA Sports announced that it would shutter its NCAA Football series after losing support from the college sports governing body and due to ongoing legal spats. As part of that news,...
11:18 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Ashton Kutcher designs smartphones, March Madness on WP8, 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...
10:33 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Adobe backs ConnectED Initiative, sends free software to schools
Microsoft, Apple, Sprint and Verizon have already shelled out millions to help the president bring high-speed broadband to schools and amp up the role technology plays in education. Now Adobe's on th...
10:04 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 386 - 2.28.14
With most of the regular crew away, Terrence decides to call in some heavy-duty reinforcements. Richard joins us with critical insights into HD and the Netflix bottleneck debacle. Meanwhile, Brad is ...
09:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S5 is coming to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile
Long gone are the days of prepaid carriers being stuck with low-end smartphones. Need proof? That's easy: Sprint has announced that both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile will carry Samsung's Galaxy S5 ...
09:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Camera deals of the week: 2.28.14
As winter begins to slowly depart here in the States, some of us here at Engadget are anxious to get outside and shoot some spring-like stills. What's that? Oh, you are too? Well, we've collected a h...
08:28 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox exchange faces US lawsuit over Bitcoin losses
Remember how the discovery of a botnet took much of the value out of the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange, leading it to declare bankruptcy? Yeah, investors aren't happy about that -- and they're now demandi...
08:00 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 055 - 2.28.14
Ah, the joys of innocence. Jamie didn't know there was a Lego Movie, but Dan is here to fill him in on the details and deliver his thoughts on how it's the antithesis of Toy Story's rigid plot. The c...
07:27 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget FIFA 14 is now available for Windows Phone footie fans
Windows Phone owners no longer have to watch from the sidelines as their friends battle for supremacy in FIFA 14. EA has released a native version of the free-to-play soccer (aka football) title for ...
06:49 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Lenovo and Ashton Kutcher team up on special edition phones, due out this year
If at first you don't succeed... iterate, iterate, iterate on Android? After signing on Ashton Kutcher as a product engineer -- and then going on to release a pair of poorly received tablets -- Lenov...
06:17 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Nissan's camera-equipped rearview mirror provides a clear view in low light
Rearview mirrors aren't always as useful as you might like -- bright headlights, weather or a basketball team in the back seats can make it tough to see what's behind you. None of those should be a p...
05:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Apple's new US promo gives Apple TV buyers free $25 iTunes gift cards
Color us intrigued. Apple seldom offers discounts on any of its devices outside of Black Friday, and yet it just launched a short, US-only promotion (PDF) that gives Apple TV buyers free $25 iTunes g...
04:30 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
On this week's episode of the Engadget Podcast, Terrence sits alone in a closet studio piled high with ancient gadgets that no one will ever use again. Palm Pres, Kins and Zunes appear to be his only...
02:32 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget March Madness Live app dribbles its way to Windows Phone 8 this year
This year, Windows Phone 8 users can watch all 67 NCAA men's basketball games too, now that the March Madness Live app has arrived (there's also a new app for Windows 8, if the browser doesn't cut it...
01:06 pm -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Sony to reportedly offload its old Tokyo HQ for some quick cash
It appears Sony isn't quite done selling off assets in a bid to reverse its financial losses. Just weeks after it sold its VAIO PC business, the company is reportedly in talks to offload another one ...
10:51 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Virgin Media pushes its fiber broadband top speed to 152Mbps
If, like Aaron Paul, you've got a Need for Speed, then Virgin Media's latest news is probably up your alley. The company has announced that it's pushing its top fiber broadband speed up from a 120Mbp...
09:50 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection
When the lights went out on Mt.Gox earlier this week, it wasn't entirely clear what was going on. Was the exchange about to be straightened out by another backer? What would happen to customers' coin...
09:50 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection (updated)
When the lights went out on Mt. Gox earlier this week, it wasn't entirely clear what was going on. Was the exchange about to be straightened out by another backer? What would happen to customers' coi...
06:46 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Xbox One update preview adds new audio, Kinect options and a fix for UK TV
Xbox One owners who received a special ticket in their inbox are already testing out next month's update, and they've already uncovered a slew of tweaks. Beyond the multiplayer / party system changes...
04:37 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Report: Less than one percent of mobile gamers responsible for half of all in-app purchases
With the runaway success of Candy Crush Saga, it's perfectly natural to wonder just how many people are dropping coin in freemium mobile games. One firm's answer, however, might surprise you. A very ...
02:48 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Google Barge bids farewell to San Francisco, to make Stockton its new California home
Still think of the Google Barge as a wacky idea from a company that makes more money than it knows what to do with? Well, Mountain View will soon prove that a floating building has its merits: for on...
02:06 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Netflix engineers experiment with bump-based video sharing and sleep tracking
Netflix uses its internal Hack Day competitions to encourage new thinking around its streaming video service, and its latest event has produced a few clever experiments that we wouldn't mind seeing i...
01:26 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Hulu sells its Japan operations to a local broadcaster, licenses brand name and tech
Hulu jumped into overseas expansion of subscription video streaming services around the same time as its competitors Netflix and Amazon, but now it's taking a step back. New CEO Mike Hopkins announce...
01:10 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Pieces might be falling into place for a Minecraft movie from Warner Bros.
Prepare thyselves, Minecrafters. Earlier today, Deadline reported that Warner Bros. had acquired the rights to turn the indie phenomenon Minecraft "into a major motion picture." The popular franchise...
12:36 am -05 - Fri, February 28, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Apple explains Touch ID, Google's modular phone and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...