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11:49 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of April 29th: Daylight, Vikings
You asked for them back, and here they are. We've returned to longer listings while we continue to tweak the format, let us know in the comments what you like best. This week we're focusing on a new ...
11:08 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Better late than never, Driveclub reaches the PlayStation 4 on October 7th
Evolution Studios may have missed its chance to make Driveclub a PlayStation 4 launch title (and a technology showcase) by quite a wide margin, but it at last has some firm release dates. The sociall...
10:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget You can now use Chromecast to share your Google Drive Presentation
Google's inexpensive dongle can do a lot of things. Whether it be streaming music or a variety of video programming, the Chromecast is capable of handling it all -- and don't forget live TV is coming...
10:08 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget FCC Chairman Wheeler talks tough on defending net neutrality, broadband competition and paid peering deals
Word of a new FCC proposal for net neutrality that could allow ISPs to discriminate between traffic on a "commercially reasonable" basis caused an uproar last week, and now Chairman Tom Wheeler has m...
09:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget The White House explains why it keeps quiet on internet security flaws
We wouldn't blame you for worrying about the US government's willingness to remain silent on internet vulnerabilities in the name of national security; no one wants to be left open to a preventable a...
09:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Yahoo Mail for iOS overhaul simplifies correspondence, sprinkles in news
Folks who use Yahoo Mail on their iOS devices will soon notice a significant redesign. The outfit has retooled the offering "with a focus on simplicity" while serving up easy access to news and other...
08:42 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox settles class-action lawsuit by turning customer creditors into owners
More good news for those who entrusted Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox with their cryptocurrency. After filing for bankruptcy earlier this year, Mt. Gox found some 200,000 Bitcoins last month, and today it ...
08:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Rdio is improving audio quality while keeping prices stationary
Improving audio quality is seemingly all the rage right now, and Rdio is looking to do its part to upgrade the listening experience. The music streaming service announced that its had starting conver...
08:09 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Square introduces 'Pickup' for simple online purchases
Since its inception in 2009, that little white payment dongle has snuck into small businesses everywhere, making plastic a less costly proposition for the little guy. Today, it's taking another step ...
07:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Office for iPad now lets you print documents
Microsoft vowed that Office for iPad users wouldn't always have to track down a PC just to print their files, and it's making good on that promise with a slew of app updates. The tablet-sized version...
07:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Amazon now has a dedicated wearables store
Looking for something to replace that faltering Fuelband? Amazon wants you to know it has your back: the online retailer just opened a dedicated wearables portal, filtering all of its smartwatches, f...
07:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget EU prevents Motorola and Samsung from suing over standards-based patents
The patent wars are about to cool down in Europe... a little bit, anyway. The European Commission has revealed measures that prevent both Motorola and Samsung from using lawsuits over standards-based...
06:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Spotify for Android welcomes a darker theme in latest redesign
Earlier this month, Spotify let it be know that it would be implementing a redesign across its desktop and mobile properties, which it described as being the most dramatic change since 2008. As part ...
06:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Amazon discounts Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-readers by $20
Here's comes the second significant price drop to grace our pages today: Amazon has taken a $20 chunk out of the price of its Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite e-readers, meaning you can get them for as l...
06:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget What you need to know to keep the Feds out of your phone
If you're arrested for overdue speeding tickets, is it acceptable for the police to search the phone on your person? How about if you're arrested for drug trafficking? In the eyes of the law, there i...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Towerfall, Ouya's most popular game, only sold 7,000 copies
If you're looking for a metric for the Ouya's (lack of) success, then the developer behind one of the platform's best selling games can help you out. Towerfall creator Matt Thorson has revealed that ...
05:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget 'Towerfall,' OUYA's most popular game, only sold 7,000 copies
If you're looking for a metric for the OUYA's (lack of) success, then the developer behind one of the platform's best selling games can help you out. Towerfall creator Matt Thorson has revealed that ...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Retro game-inspired short film Pixels to become Adam Sandler feature
The brilliant short film Pixels kinda blew up on the web when it was released in 2010. Four years later, Sony is planning to breathe new life into the homage to old-school gaming by turning it into a...
05:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Retro game-inspired short film 'Pixels' to become Adam Sandler feature
The brilliant short film Pixels kinda blew up on the web when it was released in 2010. Four years later, Sony is planning to breathe new life into the homage to old-school gaming by turning it into a...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Forget Comixology: get your inexpensive comics from the Humble Bundle folks
Pretty soon Humble Bundle is going to run out of new things to sell. The company has already conquered video games, ebooks, comedy albums and briefly dabbled in film, now the pay-what-you-want kings ...
04:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Play: The simple, mesmerizing Impossible Road
You can now play anything from first-person shooters to role-playing epics on mobile devices, but there's still plenty of love out there for casual time-killers. Impossible Road has recently arrived ...
04:09 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Acer's first smartwatch, the Liquid Leap, is coming later this year
Blink and you would've missed it: in the middle of a big press event here in New York, Acer very quickly (and very casually) revealed it's going to be entering the smartwatch space later this year. T...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Nokia X review: What happens when Nokia makes an Android phone?
For a company now under Microsoft's rule, Nokia has serious grit. The phone maker announced an Android phone called the X just two months before completing its merger with Microsoft. Even more intrig...
03:09 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Sprint's giving out six-month Spotify trials for folks on Framily plans
Sprint's holding a little shindig in New York, but it was a little lighter on the HD Voice detail than we expected. The carrier just announced an exclusive tie-up with Spotify that'll give big swaths...
03:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget HTC's flagship phone is getting audio help from Harman Kardon
Well, can't say we saw that one coming -- rather than dig into the complexities of an HD Voice rollout, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse confirmed that it, HTC and the folks at Harman/Kardon have created a speci...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Toshiba Chromebook and Aries Pro courtesy of Nyrius!
Wireless connectivity and streaming have become standards today, but not all devices are created equal. If you're looking for 1080p HD quality and full 5.1 surround, then this week's giveaway has you...
02:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Acer outs Iconia Tab 7 phone-tablet hybrid, upgrades its 7-inch Android slate
Another day, another tablet launch. Just a few months after announcing the 7-inch B1-720 Android tablet at CES, Acer has decided it can do better. The company just announced the Iconia One 7 (aka the...
02:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Firefox gets a big redesign that's all about customization
Firefox has had a tough time standing out among browsers -- Chrome gives you Google's ecosystem, while both Internet Explorer and Safari have the luxury of being system defaults. Why would you choose...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Acer's Aspire Switch 10 tablet has a detachable keyboard, can be used in four modes
You gotta hand it to Acer for giving its products self-explanatory names. The company just announced the Aspire Switch 10, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Which is to say, it's a 10...
02:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Acer's Switch 10 is a shape-shifting tablet with four display modes
You gotta hand it to Acer for giving its products self-explanatory names. The company just announced the Aspire Switch 10, and it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Which is to say, it's a 10...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget My VCR taught me about sex
Sex. The word alone still makes me giggle. But that's more to do with my status as a self-described man-child, and a proud one at that, than any real sexual immaturity. Blame my parents. They never s...
01:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget AMD wages benchmark war on Intel's tablet chips
For all the success AMD has been having in the console and PC graphics spheres, none of it has really translated into the world of Windows-based tablets and ultraportables. The chip maker insists tha...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Google Glass users can now say 'Explore Nearby' to launch Field Trip, discover the world around them
When Google released its Field Trip app for Glass back in August last year, it made perfect sense. You could finally use the wearable computer as a handy visual tour guide when you're out and about, ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget The new Engadget: It's all about you... except when it's about us
When Engadget started 10 years ago, flip phones were ubiquitous; Firefox was still the new kid on the block; and EDGE was cutting-edge wireless technology. Clearly, things have changed. There's never...
11:46 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Sprint loses hundreds of thousands of customers due to 'service disruption'
Now that T-Mobile has upped its game, Sprint is left as the only major US carrier still struggling with financial losses. That didn't get much better this quarter, as the company lost 364,000 pre-pai...
10:05 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget LG is making a webOS TV range just for John Lewis stores
John Lewis is a big fan of cornering retail exclusives on gadgets, and it now appears that this love is extending to smart TVs. Pocket-lint has noticed that the department store chain is teasing the ...
08:03 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Apple's MacBook Air is now $100 cheaper and has a marginally faster processor
Been waiting for a MacBook Air refresh? Breathe easy, friend, because one has arrived -- well, sort of. Cupertino has quietly updated its online store with a familiar looking ultraportable, matching ...
08:03 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Apple's MacBook Air is now $100 cheaper and has a slightly faster processor
Been waiting for a MacBook Air refresh? Breathe easy, friend, because one has arrived -- well, sort of. Cupertino has quietly updated its online store with a familiar looking ultraportable, matching ...
07:37 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Good luck, Microsoft: Nokia's phone sales are down 30 percent
Nokia, at least in the form that we once knew it, is no more. The handset business has been cleaved off and sold to Microsoft, but that union isn't beginning on a happy note. In Nokia's final earning...
07:10 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget You can now use the iPhone for free, as long as you don't mind old gear
To date, FreedomPop's no-cost phone service has been attached to older Android phones. That's fine for many, but not exactly diverse. Your choices are a little better now that carrier has added iPhon...
06:45 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Microsoft donates $1 billion to help US schools buy PCs
Microsoft isn't just supporting White House's ConnectED education program by lowering the cost of Windows -- it's also giving schools the cash they'll need to buy Windows PCs. The company is donating...
06:03 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget LG one of the few making money from TVs as profits triple
While LG's earnings and profits are dwarfed Samsung, at least it has some bragging rights this quarter. Unlike its Korean arch-enemy, LG actually made money with its home entertainment and display di...
03:22 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Nokia moves on without its phones under new CEO Rajeev Suri
Where ever the future of Nokia lies, starting on May 1st it will get there under the leadership of new CEO Rajeev Suri. Known to be on the short list of candidates, he's been with the company for ove...
03:00 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Samsung blurs the line between phone and camera (again) with the Galaxy K zoom
Last year, Samsung tried something a little kooky: it made a mash-up of a middling smartphone and a solid point-and-shoot camera (you know, the kind smartphones have nearly driven to extinction). The...
02:14 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Yahoo's airing two comedy web shows in 2015 and daily concerts this summer
Yahoo has big plans to serve up original shows, just like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix, which have already invested serious money in original programming. In fact, the company just announced that it has ...
01:04 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Yelp now shows the local businesses that let you pay with Bitcoin
Some online retailers are quick to say whether or not they'll accept Bitcoins, but local shops aren't always so forthcoming -- and community mapping efforts like CoinMap only reveal so much. It might...
12:32 am -04 - Tue, April 29, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Raspberry Pi cellphone, HP's Android laptop, 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...
11:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Watch a creepy robot draw an even creepier joker
A recent Pew Research study says 51 percent of Americans believe robots will be able to create art indistinguishable from a human's. Well, they might be surprised that robots like those already exist...
11:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Samsung's giving you more to watch on that ridiculously expensive 4K TV
If Amazon, Netflix and DirecTV's promised 4K content aren't enough to entice you to pick up an ultra high definition TV, maybe this will help: Samsung is now giving buyers of its new curved TVs eight...
10:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Harper Lee okays 'To Kill a Mockingbird' e-book on her 88th birthday
An important piece of American literary history, and one of the few missing selections in digital libraries, is finally becoming an e-book. On her 88th birthday, Harper Lee agreed to let her Pulitzer...
10:10 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Netflix pays to play with Verizon, too
After Netflix reached an agreement with Comcast for direct access to its network, several other ISPs lined up with their hands out, and now there's another deal with Verizon. First reported by analys...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget This ad uses Oculus Rift to show how internet lag could ruin making brunch
We've seen some pretty nutty uses (and a very sentimental one) for the Oculus Rift so far, but a Swedish ISP's might take the cake. For two days, Umea Energi had four people strap on one of the VR he...
09:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget This ad uses Oculus Rift to show how internet lag could ruin making brunch
We've seen some pretty nutty uses (and a very sentimental one) for the Oculus Rift so far, but a Swedish ISP's might take the cake. For two days, Umea Energi had four people strap on one of the VR he...
09:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget AT&T will try to make in-flight internet worth a damn in 2015
There's still something a little magical about poking around on the internet while hurtling through the atmosphere in a metal tube at a few hundred miles an hour, but it's not quite as good as it cou...
09:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger now lets you share videos and photos in an instant
Just weeks after notifying its users that Messenger will be a standalone app, Facebook has updated it with a slew of new options that makes it a whole lot faster to send a media file. Now when you st...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Visualized: omg hi, Phil Parsons Racing's Dogecoin-sponsored entry, is much amaze
Josh Wise's NASCAR entry in the Aaron's 499 at the Talladega Superspeedway is wrapped and ready to race after raising more than $55,000 in Dogecoin, a Doge meme-inspired virtual currency. The NASCAR ...
07:39 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Watch this: Microsoft digs up long-buried E.T. games
This weekend, Microsoft's project to find E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial videogames buried in the desert succeeded. The video game crash of the early 80s spawned the legend of a movie-licensed game for t...
07:15 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Here's what it's like to play Destiny, Bungie's first game since Halo
Bungie has been shy about revealing the nuts-and-bolts gameplay of Destiny, its first game since it stopped working on the Halo series. Today, though, the company has thrown open the kimono. In addit...
06:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget AOL Mail breach includes mailing addresses, employee info and more
Earlier today, AOL posted an update on last week's spoofing incident with its email service. In case you hadn't heard, AOL Mail was hacked a few days ago and accounts were spoofed, sending out spam m...
06:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Plastic HTC 'M8 Ace' aims at Galaxy S5 with same specs, lower price
HTC may have poked fun at its competitors' plastic flagship devices in the past, but it looks like the Taiwanese company will soon be offering one as well. And no, we're not talking about the Butterf...
05:54 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Disney experimenting with 3D printing teddy bears in felt
We're 3D printing pretty much everything these days, at least in laboratories. So why not venture out into cuddly materials? Disney Research is looking into leveraging the technique to create soft to...
05:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Sky's next set-top box rumored to do away with satellite dishes
Between building its own fibre network and selling a 10 internet-connected Now TV box, it's clear that Sky considers satellite TV as a dying technology. According to The Telegraph, the company is now...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Pro gamers to compete for X Games medals in Call of Duty: Ghosts
For the first time in the history ESPN's X Games, pro gamers will compete for medals playing Call of Duty: Ghosts in Austin this June. Major League Gaming (MLG) has partnered with the sports broadcas...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Comcast will give up 3.9 million customers to clinch its TWC merger
Comcast said it would be willing to shed customers to secure its buyout of Time Warner Cable, and today it's backing up those words with (tentative) deeds. The media behemoth has reached a deal that ...
04:04 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Comcast proposes giving up 3.9 million customers to clinch its TWC merger
Comcast said it would be willing to shed customers to secure its buyout of Time Warner Cable, and today it's backing up those words with (tentative) deeds. The media behemoth has reached a deal that ...
03:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Angry Birds' falling profits show the perils of being a one-hit wonder
The bad news for Rovio, the company that makes Angry Birds, is that sales were down slightly over last year. The worse news? The private company now has 300 more employees, meaning it made less than ...
03:32 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget The UK's maker movement has a new home by the Thames
Cromatica is a Bluetooth speaker and lamp combo. That's kinda cool. It's also based on arduino, so you can hack it to respond to your own wishes. Even better! It's also not bad to look at, thanks to ...
02:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone thrives in Europe, but struggles in China and the US
Microsoft's quest for smartphone market share is hitting a few roadblocks, it seems. Kantar estimates that Windows Phone is still gaining ground in Europe, where it's up year-over-year to 8.1 percent...
02:19 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Skype now offers free group video calls on desktop and Xbox One
In order to compete with Google Hangouts, Skype has made group video calls free on the desktop and Xbox One consoles. Previously, the multi-pal chats were available via a premium subscription on the ...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Leaked HP video hints at a 14-inch laptop running... Android
Android on laptops is normally reserved for hybrid devices or units no bigger than 10 inches. If this leaked video is correct, however, then HP is planning to launch an Android laptop with a 14-inch ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget The director behind Alien and Blade Runner is producing a Halo project
That's right, folks: the man behind sci-fi classics like Alien and Blade Runner, Ridley Scott, is executive producing a Halo-based "digital feature" (read: short film) for release "later this year." ...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Xbox Entertainment Studios has at least 12 projects in production, committed to half
There's a lot to know about Microsoft's push into original programming with Xbox Entertainment Studios. Why now? Why carry Xbox branding? Will XES content only run in certain regions? Is it free to a...
12:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Google's self-driving cars can now understand cyclists' gestures
Whenever we see a self-driving car, we're always nervous that it won't see us and steamroller us straight into the tarmac. It's a fear that Google is trying to quell with its latest video, revealing ...
12:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Samba's free mobile data network shuts down as ads fail to cover costs
If 500MB of free browsing a month in exchange for watching a few ads seemed too good to be true, it was -- Samba, the free, data-only MVNO is no more. According to the company's blog, it came down to...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Mosquitoes bred with suicide genes to combat disease
With the World Cup just six weeks away, Brazilian authorities have approved the widespread, commercial release of a strain of mosquito that has been genetically reprogrammed to wipe out its own speci...
10:33 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme
KMel's flying robots have pretty freaky abilities, but luckily they seem more interested in show-biz than terrorizing humanity. Though they've already done a crude James Bond number, this time they'r...
09:02 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone
Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, anything? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely created a working cellphone with his, complete with...
03:20 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget The horse riding simulator that pairs the Oculus Rift with an exercise machine
In the midst of the mind-boggling Nico Nico Chou-Kaigi, an event hosted by one of Japan's leading video streaming sites, there was no shortage of Oculus Rift demos for attendees to drop their jaws at...
03:20 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget The horse riding simulator that pairs an Oculus Rift with an exercise machine
In the midst of the mind-boggling Nico Nico Chou-Kaigi, an event hosted by one of Japan's leading video streaming sites, there was no shortage of Oculus Rift demos for attendees to drop their jaws at...
02:06 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget How would you change Samsung's ATIV Tab?
I don't normally discuss products that I've reviewed on How Would You Change, but I'm making an exception for Samsung's ATIV Tab. The Korean company pondered the merits of launching the device right ...
12:25 am -04 - Mon, April 28, 2014
Engadget Moog remakes the massive Emerson modular synthesizer 50 years later
How do you celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bob Moog's the first voltage controlled synthesizer? By completely recreating it five decades later, of course. The folks at Moog revealed the new Emerson...
10:55 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Serious Internet Explorer flaw puts XP users especially at risk
We hope that you heeded our advice to finally ditch Windows XP in favor of a more modern operating system, because there's a new security exploit that'll leave stubborn XP users in the cold. In a sec...
09:28 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget E.T. unearthed: The dig for legendary Atari cartridges in pictures
Yesterday marked the climax of a decades-long story that surrounded one of the most poorly received video games in history. A Microsoft-backed documentary crew took to a landfill in the desert town o...
08:02 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget IndyCars will soon stream racecar telemetry straight to your home
Cosworth, the well-known auto performance group, is making a public return to the IndyCar car racing series (OK, it's always been around in the shadows). The company just unveiled its Cosworth Live o...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Joystiq Weekly: Mario's links, socially conscious awards and a mobile hitman
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.......
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget IRL: Three weeks with Philips' Screeneo projector
Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment. You'd never...
03:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2005: Xbox 360
The current-gen console wars may be tilting in Sony's favor with its PlayStation 4, but once upon a very recent time (i.e., the previous console generation), Microsoft had a big early lead. When the ...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Guests at the Hyatt Regency in Hong Kong can use this smartphone for free
I've found fruit baskets, chocolates, even a bottle of Honig wine in my hotel rooms over the years. Never a smartphone -- until today. Last month, the Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui in Hong Kong install...
01:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: energy from toilets, Legoland Florida and 6K tons of pistachios
Earth Week is coming to a close, and to mark the occasion, Inhabitat showcased 14 awe-inspiring aerial photos of the Earth and 14 photos that remind us how important it is to protect the planet we li...
11:15 am -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Lenovo teases a new 10-inch ThinkPad tablet in Australia
Online stores have been hinting that Lenovo was working on a 10-inch counterpart to its ThinkPad 8 tablet, and now there's no doubt: the company's Australian branch has listed a ThinkPad 10 ahead of ...
08:53 am -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget AOL strikes deal with Microsoft to get more eyeballs on its online videos
Judging by the comments y'all leave on every story about AOL, a few of you still think the company makes its money off grandmas who forgot to cancel their landline service. In fact, AOL owns, among o...
05:22 am -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Watch this: Sony demos two new augmented reality tricks
No, Sony's not coming out with a new augmented-reality toy just yet, but that doesn't mean it isn't working behind the scenes to make its graphics look a little more... believable. The company just p...
02:00 am -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: phone prices, mobile Chrome extensions, television shows 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...
12:30 am -04 - Sun, April 27, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Nokia joins Microsoft, lost Andy Warhol artwork and more!
Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard m...
11:06 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget 17 of history's greatest concept cars will gather in Atlanta next month
Here's the beauty about concept cars: you don't need to be a gearhead to enjoy them. Their allure lies in the promise of velocity, thrills and a future that could be yours before long... which might ...
08:40 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Amazon gets rid of in-app purchases in Comixology's iOS app, users can buy through a website instead
Ever try to buy a Kindle book through Amazon's iOS app? Good: then you understand how Jeff Bezos feels about giving Apple a 30 percent cut. Just two weeks after acquiring the comic-book store Comixol...
08:40 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology's iOS app
Ever try to buy a Kindle book through Amazon's iOS app? Good: then you understand how Jeff Bezos feels about giving Apple a 30 percent cut. Just two weeks after acquiring the comic-book store Comixol...
08:40 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Amazon gets rid of in-app comic book purchases in Comixology's iOS app (update: Comixology responds)
Ever try to buy a Kindle book through Amazon's iOS app? Good: then you understand how Jeff Bezos feels about giving Apple a 30 percent cut. Just two weeks after acquiring the comic-book store Comixol...
07:53 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's E.T. game excavation hits paydirt
It looks like the legend might be true after all. Microsoft has uncovered intact copies of E.T. for the Atari 2600 at a New Mexico landfill, supporting claims that Atari buried legions of unsold cart...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Google Search: A visual history
"To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."That was one of the primary goals Larry Page and Sergey Brin set when they launched Google in 1998 as a privately o...
04:04 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget 'Relics of Technology' turns dated gadgets into beautiful things
Photographer Jim Golden's latest project takes yesterday's daily drivers out of thrift stores bargain bins and puts them in the spotlight in gallery-quality photographs and GIFs. The series, titled R...
02:25 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone's music app now lets you start playlists using your voice
When the Windows Phone 8.1 preview rolled out, its music app was underwhelming; you couldn't use Cortana voice commands for everything, and it was fairly buggy. Both of those gripes are gone now that...
12:14 pm -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Open data gives rise to a virtual Denmark in Minecraft
Since the US government opened its troves of public data we've seen some pretty neat projects like climate-change prediction tools and deforestation-monitoring systems. Denmark, on the other hand, ha...
07:24 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Hulu attempts to block international viewers using VPNs
It's no secret that many use virtual private networks (VPN) to dodge Hulu's ban on TV streaming outside of the US, and the company is now clamping down on these surreptitious international viewers. T...
07:24 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Hulu attempts to block international viewers who use VPNs
It's no secret that many use virtual private networks (VPN) to dodge Hulu's ban on TV streaming outside of the US, and the company is now clamping down on these surreptitious international viewers. T...
03:56 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Verizon fought the NSA's metadata collection program but lost anyway
It looks like Verizon's concerns about government snooping go beyond publishing transparency reports -- but also haven't had much of a tangible effect. The Washington Post understands through both a ...
02:29 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Sony's online store will be the only place to buy its best phone
Sony's Xperia Z2 may be a big, powerful slab of a phone, but fans in the United States hoping to snag one in-person or with a contract are out of luck... for now, at least. The company just confirmed...
02:29 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Sony's online store will be the only place to buy its best phone in the US
Sony's Xperia Z2 may be a big, powerful slab of a phone, but fans in the United States hoping to snag one in-person or with a contract are out of luck... for now, at least. The company just confirmed...
01:48 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Nokia joins Microsoft, a traveler's guide to in-flight WiFi, 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...
12:33 am -04 - Sat, April 26, 2014
Engadget Android is reportedly getting voice commands everywhere
Outside of the Moto X, hands-free voice commands on Android are limited; pick up a Nexus 5 or Galaxy S5 and you'll find that "OK Google" only works at the home screen. If Android Police's sources are...
11:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget YouTube for Android now auto-generates playlists of your favorite artists
Making YouTube playlists can be a real pain, especially if you just want to veg out listening to music after a long day at work. If you're using an Android phone or tablet, though, you can now just t...
11:17 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Judge rules US search warrants still apply to info stored overseas
A New York judge just made a ruling that could set a dangerous precedent: he's decided that US search warrants still apply to email accounts and other digital info, even if they're stored overseas. U...
10:44 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Nike CEO: Focusing on software, 'excited' about relationship with Apple
Just a week after a report emerged that Nike could be ending its Fuelband division, CEO Mike Parker confirmed that the company would be focusing more on software rather than just hardware. In an inte...
10:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 394 - 4.25.14
Ben and Terrence are serving up a big bureaucratic burrito this week, chock full of net neutrality, legalese and corporate self-interest. To help you digest this gut-buster of a mind meal, we've enli...
10:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Apple will replace your iPhone 5's faulty power button for free
If you've noticed that your iPhone 5's sleep/wake button isn't working reliably, you're not alone -- and you'll be glad to hear that Apple is doing something about it. The company has started a free ...
09:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Fraggle Rock returns from the '80s as Hulu's first original kids show
For video services like Hulu and Netflix, there's no doubt that having a solid lineup of original content is imperative for the future. But, it is also very important to cover as many demographics as...
08:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia
Nokia hasn't always been a phone manufacturer. The company dabbled in paper products, footwear and tires before it became involved in the wireless industry. Starting today, it begins a new chapter as...
08:11 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Android now lets you search for hotels and restaurants you can actually afford
So far, Android search hasn't been very discriminating when it comes to hotels and restaurants; finding a posh eatery one block away is no use if you can't afford it. Google is about to provide relie...
07:40 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget This DIY synthesizer cost $70 to build and it sounds amazing
What could you build with a budget of $70? For George Gleixner, it's a homemade battery-powered synthesizer. One that's constructed using a circuit bent a children's Hing Hon EK-001 squarewave keyboa...
07:16 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Praying mantises get extra-tiny 3D glasses to test their vision
While 3D video may not be very popular these days, someone's still wearing 3D glasses -- or rather, something. Newcastle University scientists are outfitting praying mantises with very small 3D eyewe...
06:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget SpaceX's reusable rocket worked, now it wants more government business
Elon Musk has been trying to build a better rocket for awhile -- and now he's getting serious about getting SpaceX more business. Speaking at an event discussing the successful "soft" ocean landing (...
06:29 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 cameras are failing spectacularly
Well, this is embarrassing: the Samsung Galaxy S5 has only been on the market for two weeks, and it's already developed a major fault -- at least for Verizon customers. "Warning," the devices reads. ...
06:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget What the Galaxy Gear taught Samsung about smartwatches
With countless (well, a lot of) Gear 2 watch straps and just under eight wearables -- a mix of Gear 2s, Gear 2 Neos and Gear Fits -- on the table in front of us during our interview with Samsung desi...
05:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget The man behind HTC's hardware design is leaving the company
If you've used any HTC device in the last five years, chances are you've been touched by Scott Croyle's handiwork. Unfortunately, his time at the company is coming to an end as HTC has confirmed that...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Netflix data didn't feed House of Cards' success, 'the bliss of ignorance' did
The opening scene of the Netflix original House of Cards, in which a dog is killed by the lead character, certainly isn't for the faint of heart. So much so that some people made the decision to stop...
04:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget A traveler's guide to in-flight WiFi
You're on a nice, long domestic flight. In coach. There's a screaming baby two rows up; the pages of the in-flight magazine are stuck together with someone else's chewing gum; and the 9-inch overhead...
03:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Bosch wants to run the power for all of your connected kitchen appliances
Until today, we thought that Bosch's HomeConnect system would only let you turn your washing machine on if you had Bosch (or Siemens)-branded hardware. Turns out, however, that the company wants to b...
03:35 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
When last we left our intrepid heroes they were changing all their passwords and wondering what weird gimmick would being the crux of their next smartphone. But, this week, they've got bigger fish to...
03:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget The gadgets that changed your life
When we asked you to tell us which gadgets changed your life, our goal was to arrive at a simple list of important devices. Instead, we learned how some of the products we talk about on Engadget ever...
02:33 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Saudi Arabia cracking down on local YouTube producers
Saudi Arabia's youngish population isn't crazy about local TV, so they've naturally turned to a substitute: YouTube. As a matter of fact, the country features three times the per-capita viewing as th...
02:11 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Anonymous' radio-based networking keeps protesters off the grid
Despite being an internet activist group, Anonymous knows the value of avoiding traditional communication; it's sometimes the only way for dissidents to elude surveillance and service disruptions. Ac...
01:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt
No, National Geographic Kids didn't forget to buy colored ink -- that's a blown-up view of the smallest-ever magazine cover, created by IBM to set a Guinness world record. The tech firm used a minisc...
01:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Nissan's dirt-phobic paint keeps a car spotless for the duration of a PR video
For some people, washing the car is a calming pastime that induces feelings of satisfaction and fresh beginnings. For everyone else, there's this: Super-hydrophobic and aleophobic paint, which repels...
12:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Netflix finally comes to cable in the US
For the first time, Netflix will be available in the US from its natural enemy: cable companies. Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN all announced that subscribers will be able to acces...
12:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Netflix finally comes to cable boxes in the US, but probably not the one you have
For the first time, Netflix will be available in the US from its natural enemy: cable companies. Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications and RCN all announced that subscribers will be able to acces...
11:43 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget British Gas' smart Hive thermostat can now respond to a home owner's location
Since its launch nearly seven months ago, British Gas' connected thermostat, the Hive, has enjoyed a steady adoption rate. Now operational in more 75,000 British homes, it recently gained another com...
11:15 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Nokia is now officially part of Microsoft
As expected, Nokia's devices and services business has been officially acquired by Microsoft today. We heard as much earlier this week, and it seals the deal the two companies entered into last Septe...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Samsung and Iberia team up to put boarding passes on smartwatches
You wouldn't instantly associate Iberia with cutting-edge technology, but the Spanish airline is a paragon of modernity. The Madrid-based business already lets you print your own luggage tags, and no...
09:30 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Google documents confirm plans for faster public WiFi in Fiber cities
Google is floating the possibility of public WiFi to upcoming Fiber cities, according to IDG News Service. In a planning document sent to candidate cities, the search giant said it will be "discussin...
08:55 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget EE and Three's voicemail systems hacked using number-cloning trick
With the phone-hacking scandal still playing out in the courts, it should be safe to assume that UK mobile operators have put measures in place protect customers' own voicemail inboxes. Unfortunately...
07:18 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Watch this six-way trailer for Evolve, the latest shooter from the makers of Left 4 Dead
With each successive round of gaming consoles, developers get a little more inventive with the available technology -- the same goes for how they tease their audience ahead of a game's launch, too. T...
05:07 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget FCC fights back against claims it's abandoned net neutrality, but few are convinced
Recent news that the FCC is drafting new net neutrality rules caused an uproar once it came out that they could let ISPs give certain traffic special access. That goes against the principles conventi...
05:07 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget FCC claims it hasn't abandoned net neutrality at all, opens a new inbox for comments
Recent news that the FCC is drafting new net neutrality rules caused an uproar once it came out that they could let ISPs give certain traffic special access. That goes against the principles conventi...
03:23 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Watch NASA's Morpheus take to the air - then make a smooth landing
NASA's Morpheus lander has gone a long way since it crashed and burned in 2012. The agency's vertical landing and takeoff test vehicle now has a number of successful flights under its belt, including...
02:20 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Pinterest focuses on discovery with new Guided Search
With over 750 million boards and 30 billion pins, Pinterest has seen nearly a 50 percent increase in new pins in just the last six months. Indeed, CEO Ben Silbermann even calls it the "world's larges...
02:06 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget Minecraft on Xbox One will transfer saves from Xbox 360
Due to a lack of backwards compatibility, upgrading to new-gen systems like the Xbox One and PS4 has meant mostly leaving your old games and the progress made in them behind, but not in this case. Ph...
01:37 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget California's smartphone kill-switch bill flops in the state senate
US carriers can all collectively breathe a sigh of relief today: California's mobile kill-switch bill is dead, at least for now. The would have required all smartphones sold in the state to include a...
12:41 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget eBay's new mobile apps are all about you
eBay's mobile apps just got a little more personal. The company refreshed its offerings for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 8 today, unveiling a new look for the apps that's customized to...
12:41 am -04 - Fri, April 25, 2014
Engadget eBay's new mobile apps are all about you, borrow some Pinterest looks
eBay's mobile apps just got a little more personal. The company refreshed its offerings for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 8 today, unveiling a new look for the apps that's customized to...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget FTC: State bans on Tesla's direct sales model are hurting competition
Tesla has just gained a valuable ally in its battle to sell cars directly to customers: the Federal Trade Commission. The regulator now argues that state bans on direct sales are "protectionist," pro...
11:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget These guys created the PlayStation 4 and here's how they did it (video)
Earlier this month we were in the audience to see two gaming legends talk at length about the history of PlayStation, but if you want to watch PlayStation's head of Worldwide Studios and the PS4's le...
11:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: rediscovered Andy Warhol art, Google Glass available to all, 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...
10:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Crowdfunding project aims to bring a forgotten space probe back to life
The International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 probe is slated to come home in August after 36 years in space, but a group of engineers wants to use it as a platform for citizen science before it does. Sadly...
10:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Having trouble spending your digital currency? Get a Bitcoin debit card
For all its advantages, Bitcoin has one major drawback: it's rather hard to spend. While the digital currency has legs in online marketplaces like Overstock and Square Market, few brick and mortar st...
09:48 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Netflix gets specific about its battle with Comcast and opposition to the TWC merger
In the months since announcing a "mutually beneficial" interconnection agreement, Netflix and Comcast have seen eye to eye on very little. Throw in Comcast's attempt to swallow up Time Warner Cable a...
09:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Russia orders bloggers to register with government in attempt to control the internet
Russia: the home shirtless autocrats, vodka and a love of free speech rivaled by only China. The Kremlin is taking another step to squash people speaking their mind online. After building out an infr...
08:45 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget China wages war on internet porn and rumor-mongering (again)
If you're a porn connoisseur or troll in China, chances are your year hasn't been great so far. Some 110 Chinese porn websites and 3,300 social accounts on services like Sina Weibo and WeChat have go...
08:12 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Amazon is setting up a US delivery network to ship your orders faster
Amazon isn't waiting for the advent of courier drones to ship your orders faster than usual: the Wall Street Journal reports that the e-commerce giant has been testing its own US delivery network in ...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Tech firms agree to settle lawsuit over no-hiring pacts
Silicon Valley's tech giants aren't going to face that class action lawsuit over no-hiring deals, after all. Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel have all reached a settlement in the case, which would have...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Silicon Valley giants settle class action suit over anti-poaching pacts
Silicon Valley's tech giants aren't going to face that class action lawsuit over no-hiring deals, after all. Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel have all reached a settlement in the case, which would have...
08:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Silicon Valley giants settle class action suit over anti-poaching pacts (updated)
Silicon Valley's tech giants aren't going to face that class action lawsuit over no-hiring deals, after all. Adobe, Apple, Google and Intel have all reached a settlement in the case, which would have...
07:16 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Build your own space station with LittleBits' NASA-approved kit
Many kids want to become astronauts, but getting them to embrace day-to-day space science is tougher -- it's not as exciting as setting foot on Mars. NASA is all too aware of this challenge, so it ha...
06:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget IFTTT brings its recipe-based app automation to Android
iOS users have been privy to IFTTT's (If This Then That) formulaic behaviors for automating app tasks on their mobile devices. Well as of today, the Android faithful can get in on the action too. The...
06:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Hulu Plus adds phone and tablet remote control to PS3, PS4 and Xbox One apps
If you've been enjoying the second screen-style remote control experience on Hulu Plus for the Chromecast, the streaming video site just announced similar support is coming to other devices. First up...
05:55 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Google's Take Your Classroom to Work Day takes kids on virtual field trips
Take Your Child to Work Day gives a sense of what parents' jobs are like, but Google knows that kids can't always afford go to the office. Accordingly, the company is bringing the office to the kids ...
05:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Google Senior VP and head of Google+ Vic Gundotra is leaving the company
Vic Gundotra, who is known for his role in building Google's social network, has announced that he's leaving the company after a tenure of eight years. Appropriately, Gundotra made his intentions kno...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Opera's Coast iPhone browser is a speed dial for your favorite sites
Last year Opera introduced Coast, a simple mobile browser designed specifically for the iPad, and today it brought the same unique experience to the iPhone. Coast is a little different than Chrome or...
04:28 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Google Glass now available to anyone, may be prepping for public launch
Google offered Glass to the public as part of a one day sale not long ago. Now it seems that anyone can order one again without an invite. There's been no announcement so far, no fan fair -- a few Re...
04:28 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Google Glass now available to anyone, may be prepping for public launch (update: not so much...)
Google offered Glass to the public as part of a one day sale not long ago. Now it seems that anyone can order one again without an invite. There's been no announcement so far, no fan fair -- a few Re...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Lyft's ridesharing service reaches 24 new cities in a single day
Lyft isn't about to be outdone by its rapidly growing ridesharing competition. The on-demand transportation outfit has just launched service in 24 new US cities, all in one day -- enough to give it m...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Two weeks with Sol's solar-powered laptop
When I showed Sol to my family, they all got a bit confused. My dad asked why I was testing a toolbox for Engadget, while my sister took one look at it and said "Bumblebee." If you peek at the images...
03:59 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Samsung debuts projector-equipped Galaxy Beam 2 smartphone
Chances are your phone doesn't have a built-in projector -- and it never will. But there's at least a small subset of the Chinese market that apparently has a need for an entry-level smartphone capab...
03:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Leica's T mirrorless camera is built from a solid brick of aluminum
Leica's been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it's just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford... until...
03:15 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Facebook Newswire aims to deliver breaking news to journalists
Twitter's made serious efforts to turn itself into more than just a social network: it wants to be the go-to tool for journalists searching for breaking news. Naturally, it makes sense for Facebook t...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Xbox One and PlayStation 4 support added to Unreal Engine 4 in latest update
Moving a game from one platform to another -- from iOS to PC, from Xbox One to PlayStation 4 -- isn't as easy as it seems. Just change a few button prompts and you're all set, right? Not so much. The...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget RunKeeper's Goal Coach helps you keep pace without all the yelling
Just a week after introducing its newfangled step-tracking app Breeze, RunKeeper is updating its iOS training software with a new jogging partner. With the latest version, you'll have access to Goal ...
02:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Now you can play XCOM: Enemy Unknown on Android, too
Android gamers who've been yearning for XCOM's deep, turn-based tactics just got their wish: 2K has released a version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Google's mobile platform. Much like last year's iOS e...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Facebook buys smartphone fitness-tracking app Moves
Facebook may already be tracking your usage to serve you ads, but how would you feel if it was able to log your movement? That's exactly what could be on the cards after the company confirmed it's bo...
01:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Technology leaders form alliance to prevent another Heartbleed
Be honest, don't you kinda wish we could just rub our collective eyes and all this Heartbleed business would just disappear? Tough luck hombre, it's still here, and some kid's trying to steal your va...
01:21 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Hand-held malaria tester sequences DNA, suggests meds quickly
Despite how far we've come with technology, malaria is still a serious threat for huge chunks of the developing world. A prototype tool from UK-outfit QuantuMDx, however, could help stave off mosquit...
12:42 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Sony to begin fixing combustible Vaio Fit laptops in May
It's always sad when a company stumbles during its victory lap, but as Sony looked to gracefully exit the PC business, some spontaneously combusting laptops ruined the day. The company has now issued...
12:10 pm -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Amped-up ear implant helps to re-grow auditory nerves
Cochlear implants already help those with auditory damage to hear better, but what if they could also grow new nerves while they're there? Scientists at the UNSW have discovered a way to do just that...
11:25 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Big Brother is live-tweeting you: artists turn a lightbulb into a surveillance device
When you hear a scandalous conversation, there's always the temptation to live tweet it for the internet's benefit -- but what if your furniture could do that for you? Conversnitch is a project by ar...
10:00 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Lost Andy Warhol artworks discovered on Amiga floppies from the '80s
Rediscovered artwork like a napkin Picasso or unearthed Matisse can be identified on sight, but pieces crafted in the digital age by pop-artist extraordinaire Andy Warhol and encoded in an outdated f...
09:58 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Exetech seeks your cash to improve its clunky smartphone-in-a-watch
When we got our hands on Exetech's XS-3, we were intrigued by the idea of cramming a smartphone into a watch, but dismayed at the execution. After all, this was a device that was in no way waterproof...
09:10 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget France is plotting to take Uber's car-tracking tech and hand it over to taxis
While taxi services like Uber may be flat-out unwelcome in Belgium, neighboring France is still trying to figure out how to manage them. Under pressure from traditional cab drivers in the country, a ...
07:42 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Sony's streamer lets you watch one show (House of Cards) in 4K for 350
If you spent a fortune on the first Sony Bravia UltraHD TVs, it may have hurt to find out that Netflix was only streaming 4K using a format (H.265) that doesn't work on those sets. Sony has now right...
07:12 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Hacker-turned-FBI informant may have orchestrated foreign cyberattacks
The hacker subplot in House of Cards' second season might have felt out of place, but from the sounds of a recent New York Times report, Frank Underwood's methods for putting captured hackers to work...
05:52 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Made it: Mark Zuckerberg joins Madame Tussauds
A net worth of $27 billion. Doesn't wear socks.[Image: Mashable/Kurt Wagner]......
04:29 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget FDA's new e-cigarette regulations target 'healthier than tobacco' claims
The first federal regulations for electronic cigarettes will be announced this Thursday, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The proposals will include a ban on sales to minors, as well as...
03:44 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget IBM's Watson supercomputer will soon be your personal shopper
Watson had been a doctor, a geneticist, a game show contestant and even a chef in the past. But now IBM's supercomputer has a new career: personal shopping. IBM has partnered with digital commerce fi...
02:41 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi plans to expand sales to 10 new markets, but the US isn't one of them
Looking forward to the day you can buy a Xiaomi smartphone in the US? Keep waiting. The company's founder announced the first ten countries in Xiaomi's international expansion today, and the United S...
01:26 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Facebook's mobile focus is paying off
It's clear that when Facebook said it was going to be a mobile-first company back in 2013, it meant it. It's now surpassed 1 billion active mobile users a month, which is about a 34 percent increase ...
12:21 am -04 - Thu, April 24, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Samsung's love of plastic, Siri for Apple TV 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...
11:53 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Doctors want to fix you with 3D-printed tissues made from water droplets
Doctors dream of using 3D-printed tissues to patch up injuries, but current techniques tend to kill a lot of the cells used in the process. Thankfully, researchers at Oxford University spin-off OxSyB...
11:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Brazil passes an internet bill of rights enshrining net neutrality and privacy
While the world has been deciding who governs the internet, Brazil has been busy establishing internet rules of its own -- and they may just set an example for everyone else. The country has passed a...
11:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget One of Activision's top moneymakers gets a new entry in Skylanders: Trap Team
Like taxes, iPhones and, well, Madden, you can count on a new Skylanders game every year. If you're unfamiliar with the franchise, that may just be a symptom of not being around kids -- the toy / vid...
10:31 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Prime Pantry service lets you ship 45 pounds of groceries for a $6 fee
Amazon's dead-set killing off the grocery store, with a same-day delivery service and even a Dash gadget for restocking items around the house. Now the retailer's going one step further, taking on Co...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Bing's kid-friendly search is now available to every grade school in the US
Your kid's in-school web searches may soon be much safer and smarter: Microsoft has just expanded availability of its Bing school program (now Bing in the Classroom) to all K-12 institutions in the U...
09:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Etsy acquires indie-gadget marketplace Grand St.
Gadgets are probably the last thing you'd look for on Etsy's DIY-heavy marketplace, but that could soon change. Today the NY-based company announced that it's acquiring Grand St., an online retailer ...
09:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Apple's iPhone sales soar while the iPad slumps slightly
It's that time again: Apple has just posted its Q2 2014 financials, and there are some interesting device sales numbers to peep at. Apple saw a big year-over-year jump in the number of iPhones sold (...
08:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 395 - 4.23.14
Let's just cut to the chase: Aereo's battle with broadcast TV hit the Supreme Court this week and it's one of the biggest entertainment-related court confrontations since the Betamax case in 1984. Co...
08:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget WSJ: FCC's new net neutrality rules let ISPs charge services for wide open 'special access'
After existing Open Internet, or net neutrality, regulations were struck down in court earlier this year, it appears the FCC is ready to come back with new ones. Re/code reports Chairman Tom Wheeler ...
08:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget WSJ: FCC's new net neutrality rules let ISPs charge for a fast lane from companies to customers
After existing Open Internet, or net neutrality, regulations were struck down in court earlier this year, it appears the FCC is ready to come back with new ones. Re/code reports Chairman Tom Wheeler ...
08:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget WSJ: FCC's new net neutrality rules mean ISPs don't have to be neutral (update: FCC responds)
After existing Open Internet, or net neutrality, regulations were struck down in court earlier this year, it appears the FCC is ready to come back with new ones. Re/code reports Chairman Tom Wheeler ...
07:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget A Siri-controlled Apple TV may be on the way
Soon you might be able to simply ask your Apple TV to start playing 'House of Cards' rather than fumbling through a series menus. Code found in iOS 7.1's software development kit indicates that Siri ...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Twitch streams more live video than the WWE, MLB and ESPN combined
Video games now have more online spectators than traditional sports. Crazy, right? It's crazy. According to Qwilt, a company that provides video caching services to content creators, Twitch is now th...
06:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget 'Cosmos' brings Neil deGrasse Tyson's moustache to Blu-ray and DVD in June
If you've missed a few episodes of the Cosmos revival or maybe just want to fill the universe-sized hole in your media rack, the series hits Blu-ray and DVD this summer. Come June 10th (two days afte...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Your connected home could one day save your life
Consider this scenario: Randall is an elderly man living alone. He's doing pretty well -- until one day he has a mild stroke. In the weeks that follow, he's not as active as usual, getting up later a...
05:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Microsoft offers a peek at Remote Desktop to Windows Phone 8.1 users
Microsoft promised that it would put out a Remote Desktop app for Windows Phone, and it's making good on its word -- provided you're an early adopter, anyway. The company has released a Remote Deskto...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Verizon and Google have spent over $6 million on lobbying in 2014
Two of the biggest names in American communications, Verizon and Google, are also two of the highest spenders in the world of political lobbying. In the last two years alone, the two spent a combined...
05:01 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget High school seniors conquer watery ketchup with 3D-printed bottle cap
3D printers have produced some pretty amazing (and scary) stuff, and now a pair of high school seniors have successfully used the tech to ensure they'll never have to eat a soggy hotdog again. Tired ...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Scribd brings Lonely Planet guides to its book subscription service
Scribd's e-book subscription service is only six months old, and already it's working hard to hook some big names to convince you that it's worth $9 a month. The company has now snagged a deal with p...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Recon's deal with the 'other' Motorola could see a rugged Glass rival
Head-mounted computing specialists Recon Instruments is building quite a team to take on Google Glass. Last year, Intel offered both cash and its manufacturing and technology expertise, and now the "...
03:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget US government approves Facebook's purchase of Oculus
We're not sure there was ever much doubt, but the US government has given the thumbs up to Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR. The Federal Trade Commission examined the deal and found that i...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 lineup reaches the US on May 1st
Americans no longer have to splurge on the high-end Galaxy Tab Pro or Note Pro if they want a modern Samsung tablet -- the more affordable Galaxy Tab 4 range is headed to the US. WiFi versions of the...
02:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget AOL bringing Miramax movies to its online video platform
AOL doesn't just want short clips of newsy content on its online video platform, AOL On. That's why our parent company has signed a non-exclusive deal with Miramax to screen some of its movies on the...
02:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5
"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something with a pleasing feel ... and better grip. If we used metal, [we felt] the designs felt heavy and cold," ...
01:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Google Street View now serves as your own personal time machine
In the seven years since Google launched Maps, it's collected a ton of imaging and location data, which we've only been able to see in its most recent form. That's about to change, however, after the...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Amazon bringing older HBO shows to Prime Instant Video members for free
HBO's always been stingy about who gets to stream its cherished TV assets but on May 21st, some of the network's vintage material will get a wider release. The company has signed a deal with Amazon t...
01:22 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Amazon will add older HBO shows to Prime Instant Video, HBO Go to Fire TV
HBO's always been stingy about who gets to stream its cherished TV assets but on May 21st, some of the network's vintage material will get a wider release. The company has signed a deal with Amazon t...
12:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Google initiative will lease solar panels to consumers
Google has just announced another major investment in renewable energy -- not to power its own vast data centers this time, but rather to bring cheaper electricity to the homes of ordinary Americans....
12:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Shocker! Nobody uses Samsung bloatware
If you used a Samsung app recently it was possibly a mis-click, according to a Strategy Analytics survey of 250-plus Galaxy S3 and S4 users. While Samsung recently trumpeted 100 million users for Cha...
12:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web
What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well, you can, and it's a lot easier than you might th...
11:45 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Kittyo looks after your cats so you don't have to
What does the internet love more than cats? App-connected devices that let you feed and entertain the furry monsters when you're out and about. Kittyo is a coffee maker-shaped device designed to do j...
11:05 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget DoubleTwist's latest Android tweak brings Google Play Music to Apple TV
Google's mobile-streaming tech has a lot going for it, but listening to music stored in Mountain View's cloud is still limited to a handful of home devices. AirPlay-compatible gadgets, however, are a...
11:05 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget DoubleTwist's latest Android tweak brings Google Play Music to Apple TV (update)
Google's mobile-streaming tech has a lot going for it, but listening to music stored in Mountain View's cloud is still limited to a handful of home devices. AirPlay-compatible gadgets, however, are a...
10:30 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Hacker attacks on websites shot up 75 percent last quarter
Akami Technologies' State of the Internet report for Q4 2013 has just arrived, and one stat stands out like a bad rash: DDoS (denial of service) attacks were up 75 percent over last quarter, and 23 p...
09:53 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Japan Display promises 4K tablet screens that won't kill your battery
If we draw an almost totally arbitrary line in the sand and call it "500 pixels per inch," then smartphones now stand proudly on one side of it, while tablets still languish on the other. Japan Displ...
09:25 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Sky launches its movie download store that also pops a DVD in the post
Sky's explored almost every way of serving up TV and film possible, but today it becomes a true movie retailer for the first time. The new "Buy & Keep" store Sky announced at the beginning of the...
09:00 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Viber's first major redesign makes it look right at home on the iPhone
Internet calling and messaging service Viber does a solid job of constantly bringing new features to its apps, regardless of the platform. Now, some seven months after iOS 7 was released, Viber is fi...
08:00 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Meet the One, OnePlus' $299 Nexus killer
Rarely do we see a tech startup spending five months actively hyping up an unborn product; and when we do, most of them end up being vaporware. Luckily, that's not the case with OnePlus. Today, the S...
07:16 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Hitachi is building the world's fastest elevator: 95 floors in 43 seconds
In 2016, Hitachi will take over Toshiba's title as the maker of the fastest elevator in the world. The Japanese company's slated to install two lifts that move at a swift 45mph inside China's Guangzh...
06:32 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Intel's next Thunderbolt port can handle two 4K displays at once
There's a good reason why the Mac Pro has six Thunderbolt 2 ports: current Thunderbolt tech isn't powerful enough to drive more than one 4K display per port. Future computers shouldn't face that limi...
05:33 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget 2k Games tries to save Civilization, Borderlands from GameSpy server shutdown
Gamespy's impending server shut-down might be cutting off Wii and DS multiplayer at the head, but not all games have to suffer this fate: PC publishers are starting to migrate their multiplayer serve...
04:41 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Whatsapp now has 500 million active users to offer its new social overlord
Some companies lose their following after an acquisition, but not Whatsapp -- apparently, its userbase just continued to grow after Facebook bought it for $19 billion. The FB-owned entity has reveale...
04:03 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Google offered to help Samsung with Apple patent battle costs
Confirming what a lot of us thought already, Google is more than a little interested in Apple and Samsung's continuing court battle. New evidence revealed by Apple's lawyers outlines emails from Goog...
03:11 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Japan's not getting the Xbox One until this September
If we're being civil, Japan's relationship with the Xbox could be described as "tenuous" at best, and the release date for Microsoft's latest game console probably won't do much to change that. Come ...
02:50 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget You can take your Sprint phone to other US carriers next year
If you're with Sprint, you don't have many options for unlocking your phone's SIM card slot; if you can do it at all, you're limited to service on foreign networks. You'll have far more flexibility i...
02:17 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Google's new mobile ads help find apps that fit your daily habits
Ads for mobile apps are rarely personal; they're more often based on search keywords than your actual habits. Google is fixing this today with new ads in search and on YouTube that reflect your day-t...
01:43 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget YouTube cat videos can finally play on most Roku devices
Roku has just announced that the YouTube app, once exclusive only to the Roku 3, is now available to all of the company's "current-gen" players. That includes the Roku LT, Roku 1, the Roku 2, the Rok...
01:19 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget The Supreme Court heard Aereo's case, whether they understood it could mean everything
We have no doubt the justices of the Supreme Court are well versed and prepared for any copyright law, but do they understand TV or the hows and whys it can be so frustrating sometimes? Like many of ...
01:02 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Apple mends a Heartbleed security bug in its latest WiFi routers
Apple has largely avoided the wrath of the Heartbleed security flaw, but it now appears that the company's products aren't completely immune. The crew in Cupertino just updated its most recent AirPor...
12:31 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is working on a new series for Netflix
There's no word on another new season or movie for Arrested Development, but now the show's creator Mitch Hurwitz is working with Netflix on something new. As first reported by Deadline Hollywood, Hu...
12:10 am -04 - Wed, April 23, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 9PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 9PM. The big news we kick this week's show off with is from Time Warner Cable in the way o...
11:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Dish reportedly launching internet TV service this summer
How do you fight cord-cutters? Offer an internet streaming service with all of cable TV's best content. It sounds like a bit of a stretch, but it could be happening: the distribution deal that settle...
11:12 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 Tablet review, Amazon's 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...
10:29 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Sony's found the perfect use for its $1,100 Digital Paper: HR forms
In case you were wondering who would splurge for Sony's $1,100 Digital Paper, it looks like the company has found another suitor: movie and television studios' HR departments. Sony has already target...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget HTC's Droid DNA gets a bite of KitKat on April 24th
Don't worry, Droid DNA fans -- HTC may have given the One series its first batch of Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades, but it still has plenty of love for Verizon's late 2012 flagship. The phone maker's Mo...
10:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget HTC's Droid DNA will get updated to KitKat this week, despite its age
Don't worry, Droid DNA fans -- HTC may have given the One series its first batch of Android 4.4 KitKat upgrades, but it still has plenty of love for Verizon's late 2012 flagship. Mo Versi, Executive ...
09:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Twitter's new profile pages are now available for everyone
After a few weeks of test drives, Twitter officially rolled out its new profile pages to the masses today. Besides the sexy new look, the update includes a few tweaks like a running tally of how many...
09:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Apple's OS X beta testing is now open to the public
Apple has released public beta tests of individual Mac apps in recent years, but OS X itself has largely been off-limits unless you've registered as a developer. That changes now that Apple has launc...
08:35 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Air Berlin's latest iOS app can push boarding passes to your Pebble
Still carrying a paper boarding pass when you travel? Air Berlin's got a new way to go green this Earth Day. The airline's iOS app now sports Pebble integration, letting you display boarding passes a...
08:08 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget 1Password's iOS and Mac apps get better sync and edit features
If you use 1Password, you might be worried about the security of your private data, what with all the talk about Heartbleed. Fortunately, the software's developer, AgileBits, says 1Password isn't aff...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Finally, you can customize the face on your Sony Smartwatch 2
Sony has added new features to its Smartwatch 2 since its arrival last year, but there was one glaring omission. With the most recent update though, users can finally fine-tune that watch face with s...
07:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Barnes & Noble's new app wants to change how you study
Back in my day, we carried backpacks loaded with six or seven textbooks... up a hill... both ways in the snow. Once we got to class, we had to take all our notes in equally large notebooks. A new app...
06:53 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget In honor of Earth Day, Google expands 'Giving through Glass' program
In honor of Earth Day (today, that is), Google's announcing another wave of its Giving through Glass program for non-profit organizations. The program, originally launched late last year, equips grou...
06:20 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Time Warner Cable will sell a $99 Fan TV box that streams cable TV and internet video
Last summer Fanhattan showed off its Fan TV box that promised to put cable TV on the same level as internet streaming services, but with the odd twist that cable TV providers would be the ones to sel...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Leaks hint at a sleeker UI and a Google Now-like service on the LG G3
The latest rumors about LG's G3 handset have mentioned a Quad HD display, but now it's time to take a look at what you'll see on that screen. According to leaked screenshots acquired by Digital Trend...
05:45 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Nest Learning Thermostat now available on Google Play
With a $3.2 billion hole to fill, Google's opened up yet another avenue for you to acquire Nest. The company's smart thermostat can now be had via Google Play, available for the standard retail price...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Withings Pulse O2 monitors blood oxygen levels for climbers, asthmatics
Withings released its Pulse tracker late last summer, and now the outfit has announced it's successor: the Pulse O2. Just like that first fitness gadget, the new model keeps tabs on heart rate, sleep...
05:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget AT&T wants to power the next big video streaming service
AT&T has a new way to take on TV-threatening internet video services like Netflix: it's going to offer a few services of its own. The telecom is teaming up with the Chernin Group -- previously a ...
04:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Tilting Amazon's phone could be the most important thing you do with it
Amazon's got a at least one smartphone up its sleeves, and we know it's going to feature some curious 3D effects thanks to a slew of sensors and a quartet of front-facing cameras. That's not all she ...
04:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Download: Show your friends you're smarter than them with QuizUP
Sometimes you don't need an original idea to make a killer app, as long as you get the presentation right. Take Tinder, for example, which managed to put a whole new spin on internet dating thanks to...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: A top-tier slate with a familiar face
Oh, Sony. Its earliest Android tablet efforts were a little odd (and that's putting it politely), but the company eventually managed to get its act together. Last year's Xperia Tablet Z? Easily the f...
03:38 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Rip Curl's new watch tallies waves, tracks speed in the surf
Whether you're a runner, swimmer or cyclist, there are plenty of fitness tracking wearables to choose from, ripe with features to help you make the most of a morning run or laps at the YMCA. But what...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an Anki Drive Starter Kit and two of its newest cars!
Video games are great, but sometimes on-screen action doesn't cut it when it comes to play time. But it is 2014, so there's little need to clutter the house with interlocking track segments when it's...
02:41 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget This bracelet lets you flick your wrist to pay with Bitcoin
Sometimes, there's such a thing as being too forward-thinking. Take MEVU and its prototype payment bracelet as an example: the wrist-worn Bluetooth wallet lets you pay with Bitcoin using only air ges...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget What you need to know about Aereo's battle with broadcast television
Today, the United States Supreme Court will spend one hour hearing the latest arguments in an old, important debate that affects everyone watching television in the US: who owns the airwaves?ABC, CBS...
01:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Tesla opens 100th Supercharger... in a state where sales are banned
You can't buy a Tesla in New Jersey, but now you can Supercharge one up! Tesla's 100th Supercharger just came online in Hamilton, located just a few miles from the NJ state capital of Trenton. The Ga...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Xplore's latest Windows 8 tablet is tough enough for a warzone
When a company sends you a tablet buried under a half foot of sopping-wet turf, you can be reasonably sure that the hardware's going to be sturdier than your average kit. Xplore Technologies makes co...
12:22 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Mailbox's Auto-swipe archives and deletes on iOS so you don't have to
When Mailbox hit Android earlier this month, it came with a new feature called Auto-swipe that wasn't on the iOS version -- until now, that is. Yes, iOS users who just can't be bothered to wrangle th...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Lytro's new light-field camera looks like an actual camera, costs $1,599
If Lytro's first camera offered us a sneak peek at the promise of light field photography, the company's second-generation product swings those doors wide open. A far cry from the toy-like appearance...
11:41 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget University wants you to capture the 'soundscapes' of Earth
Remember when Ridley Scott asked people to record videos to be compiled into the Life in a Day movie? Bryan Pijanowski, Purdue University's Soundscape ecologist, wants to repeat the task today, just ...
10:35 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Nations gather to decide who gets the keys to the internet
Many countries are (understandably) unhappy with the influence the US wields over the internet, and in particular its control of ICANN, the web's "back end." The Department of Commerce has agreed to ...
09:35 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget London Tube and buses begin trialling smartphone payments (again)
Despite suggestions that NFC payments were too slow, London's Tube and bus networks appear ready once again for some contactless disruption. According to the Financial Times, both EE and Vodafone hav...
09:11 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Your internet is probably slower than advertised
When it comes to internet speeds, "you get what you pay for" is pretty far from the truth a majority of the time. The Wall Street Journal used Ookla's speed-testing data to survey some 800 US cities ...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget LG's upcoming G Watch detailed with new specs and images
LG's official site has just spilled a few extra tidbits about the G Watch, which is due out in the summer and will be based on Google's Android Wear platform. For a start, there'll be two color optio...
07:02 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget LG's upcoming G Watch will be water resistant and 'always on'
LG's official site has just spilled a few extra tidbits about the G Watch, which is due out in the summer and will be based on Google's Android Wear platform. For a start, there'll be two color optio...
06:19 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget The 'Elephant Listening Project' captures the animal's secret language on film
Elephants might have their own language, one that's communicated through a series of ultra low-frequency rumbles. A new study called the Elephant Listening Project (ELP) is attempting to decode Dumbo...
05:07 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Apple extends free recycling to all used products - and you might get a gift card
Reiterating what the Apple CEO said at last month's shareholder meeting, Tim Cook still wants to "leave the world better than we found it", and nows he's trying harder to deliver on that. Starting to...
03:43 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Reddit's tech community just got scolded, is no longer front page news
Thousands of self-managed forums make up Reddit's sizable corner of the internet, but only a few dozen bear the coveted "default" status that places them on every new user's list of subscribed commun...
03:18 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Scientists get much closer to cloning human embryos from adult stem cells
It's relatively easy to clone embryos from the adult stem cells of simpler animals like sheep, but humans have proved challenging. Even an attempt last year only used baby cells. The process just too...
02:42 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Sorry, folks: powdered alcohol isn't legal in the US just yet
We hope you weren't planning on inhaling indulging in powdered alcohol this fall -- it looks like the US government was a little too hasty in giving the dry drink the A-OK. The Alcohol and Tobacco Ta...
01:38 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Airbnb pulls over 2,000 sketchy New York City rental listings
Airbnb is clearly tired of getting grief from cities that say its customers' short-term rentals are frequently illegal or otherwise a drain on the community. The company has revealed that it's in the...
01:11 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Netflix raises prices, a tour of the Samsung Innovation Museum, 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...
12:24 am -04 - Tue, April 22, 2014
Engadget FAA-approved drones report for duty on North Dakota farms
North Dakota will soon get a glimpse of a future where farmers can monitor their crops using small, flying drones. That's because the US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of April 21st: Archer, 30 for 30 and Parks & Rec
For this week's listings we're switching things up a bit, with a deeper look at some of the highlights. Check after the break for what we think is especially worth watching this week, and drop in the...
11:26 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget US funds networks that help dissidents avoid internet spying
The US doesn't mind dealing in irony, it seems. While many criticize the country for its aggressive internet surveillance, it's also pledging millions of dollars towards mesh networks in Cuba and Tun...
10:46 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Watch as an Oculus Rift takes itself apart
If you've been following the virtual reality scene in the past year, you probably already know that the Oculus Rift raised almost $2.5 million on Kickstarter. You probably also know that its 100-degr...
10:11 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget BLU's latest smartphone is big, cheap and contract-free
When it comes to offering a vast selection of Android smartphones on the cheap, BLU Products is a company that quickly comes to mind. And now we can add another one to its budget-friendly lineup: the...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget AT&T hopes to fight Google Fiber with gigabit internet in more cities
AT&T isn't letting Google Fiber's expansion plans go unanswered. The telecom giant has announced that it's looking at bringing its GigaPower internet service to as many as 21 additional big citie...
09:24 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Nest's Learning Thermostat may be headed to Google Play
Since you can buy pretty much nearly every Google device -- that's all the Nexus gadgets, the Google Edition phones, the Chromecast and all those Chromebooks -- on Google Play, it only makes sense th...
08:53 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Forget shots, Palcohol turns vodka into a powdered condiment
Why sip on a nice glass of scotch when you can get tipsy on salad instead? A new product called Palcohol takes the pesky liquid out of your favorite drinks; turning them into a potent powder you can ...
08:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget HBO renews 'Silicon Valley' three episodes in
If you've been enjoying Mike Judge's (King of the Hill, Office Space) take on Silicon Valley, you aren't alone. After just three episodes, HBO has ordered a second season of the eponymous show. What'...
08:06 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Netflix is going to raise prices for new customers, and come to US cable DVRs
Our latest update on how Netflix is doing is here, and buried within the company revealed two announcements that have been a long time coming: it's raising prices for new customers, and it is (after ...
07:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Google Hangouts merges conversations and texts messages from the same sender
Since Google tacked on SMS messages to its Hangouts app, it has been tweaking the experience to keep convos on the up and up, and this week it's making a major change. In version 2.1 of the software,...
07:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Google Glass now displays your iPhone's text messages
On the heels of last week's KitKat update, Google Glass nabbed up two more notable improvements today. First, iOS users can now have their text messages displayed on Glass, after a quick toggle of th...
07:09 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget It took Jack White less than four hours to track and release a record this weekend
How does Jack White celebrate Record Store Day? By setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest release, of course! White recorded, pressed and released a 7-inch 45 at his label's shop in three ho...
06:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget See the bridge of the USS Voyager with an Oculus Rift
Now that Unreal Engine 4 supports Oculus Rift, any virtual environment built with the platform can easily be pushed right over to the VR headset. Naturally, there's a Star Trek fan using every bit of...
06:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Samsung Gear Fit review: a messy merger of fitness band and smartwatch
Fitness trackers and smartwatches come a dime a dozen, but devices that combine the best of both? Still exceedingly rare. Now, however, Samsung thinks it has the perfect solution in the Gear Fit, a f...
05:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Visual data shows how Americans have died over the years
While everyone (and everything) dies in time, just how and when they die has changed a lot in the past few decades; it's not necessarily clear how you're likely to kick the bucket. Thankfully, Bloomb...
05:41 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget The evolution of mortality in America, presented as beautiful graphs
While everyone (and everything) dies in time, just how and when they die has changed a lot in the past few decades; it's not necessarily clear how you're likely to kick the bucket. Thankfully, Bloomb...
05:18 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Here's how Microsoft tried to win the early instant messaging wars
The battle between modern chat services like LINE and WhatsApp is fierce, but it has nothing on the war between Microsoft and AOL (Engadget's parent company) at the turn of the century. Former Micros...
05:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget EE's slow killing of Orange and T-Mobile shows it's ready to bet big on 4G
Orange, T-Mobile and EE have managed to coexist together for a number of years now, despite them all being essentially the same company, and all selling similar services. While Orange and T-Mobile us...
04:55 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Microsoft and Nokia finally tying the knot on April 25th
Let the wedding bells ring! Microsoft announced this morning that it finally has something we've been curious about since September: the actual date the company will complete its proposed acquisition...
04:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget HTC-made Nexus 8 reportedly coming this summer
When it comes to producing affordable Nexus tablets, Google's on a roll -- and it's looking to take advantage of that momentum. After partnering with ASUS on a 7-inch tablet each of the last two summ...
04:08 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Five bucks will let you stream Joss Whedon's latest movie early
Joss Whedon might currently be shooting the follow-up to The Avengers, but that hasn't stopped him from making waves with another of his projects. Just moments after In Your Eyes premiered at the Tri...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Adorable Japanese gadget saves canines from becoming hot dogs
It's almost that time of year, y'all: dog season! "What's dog season?" you ask? Well, duh: it's the time of year when we spend as many waking hours as possible outside with our pooches, throwing ball...
03:11 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget This 3mm-thick connector will let you Snap things onto your phone
People buy cases mainly to protect their precious phones, but very few offer functional versatility, and you're often forced to give them up when you upgrade. Well, that may no longer be a problem th...
02:31 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Target improves online subscriptions, hopes you'll drop Amazon for monthly shipments
Despite some major (and very public) security setbacks these past few months, Target's been hard at work positioning itself as a viable Amazon competitor. In September, the retailer introduced an onl...
01:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Yes, China employs censors to watch nothing but porn
For the first five minutes, we imagine getting paid to watch adult material would be rather interesting. After that point, however, we'd probably spend the bulk of our day quietly updating our resume...
12:16 pm -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget You can now pay for your Domino's Pizza with Google Wallet
Domino's has already made it pretty easy to order your favorite pizza using your smartphone, but today things are getting even simpler for US Android device owners. Today the company confirmed that i...
09:30 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 today
Now we feel really old.......
08:45 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget This onesie turns you into a walking WiFi hotspot
Forget carrying a separate hotspot router to have a local network wherever you go -- what if you were the hotspot? Fashion designer Borre Akkersdijk has come very, very close to making that vision a ...
07:39 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Americans are optimistic about technology, except drones... and robots... and...
If you asked the average American what they think about the coming crop of technologies, you'd probably get some generic optimism. According to a recent Pew Research survey found that 59 percent of A...
05:37 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget How a toy designer dreamed up the geek-friendly AeroPress coffee maker
The AeroPress is a deceptively simple device -- it's basically a coffee syringe. The quick brewing coffee maker sits somewhere between an espresso machine and a French press. You pour hot water over ...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Samsung opens its own Innovation Museum, sketching the history of electronics
Before arriving at the Samsung Innovation Museum, I had an idea of what to expect: the Korean company shoehorning itself into every technological milestone, whether it deserved to or not. Fortunately...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Samsung opens its own Innovation Museum, we take an early tour
Before arriving at the Samsung Innovation Museum, I had an idea of what to expect: the Korean company shoehorning itself into every technological milestone, whether it deserved to or not. Fortunately...
02:54 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget How would you change Blackberry's Z10?
With the advent of touchscreen smartphones, BlackBerry lost its position as king of the mobile world. In response, the company bought QNX and hibernated, plotting a reinvention centered around BlackB...
02:35 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget The battle for exclusive games has come to smartphones
It's like Sega and Sony all over again. We don't mean the hardware arms race (although that's certainly happening), but how the smartphone world's two top players are now fighting over the most popul...
12:31 am -04 - Mon, April 21, 2014
Engadget Behold the internet's power: Quentin Tarantino to rewrite movie ending after script leaks
What the internet giveth, it also taketh away... and then giveth back again (sort of). Back in January, the script for Quentin Tarantino's next film, a western called the Hateful Eight, showed up onl...
10:22 pm -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget Drones help find World War II's missing soldiers
The BentProp Project has spent years finding American soldiers who went missing in the Pacific during World War II, but available technology has limited its success. Team members have frequently had ...
08:21 pm -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget 50 years ago today, the public got its first taste of video calls
It seemed like the inevitable future at the time, we're sure. On April 20th in 1964, Bell Telephone showed off the Mod 1 Picturephone -- a precursor to the Skype and Hangouts video calls that have be...
06:30 pm -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget Joystiq Weekly: Nintendo foibles, LGBT gaming cons and crash-prone dirtbikes
Welcome to the Joystiq Weekly wrap-up where we present some of the best stories and biggest gaming news from our sister-publication.......
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget IRL: Kogan's Agora HD, a $189 smartphone made obsolete by 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. When I firs...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2006: Lego Mindstorms NXT
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.Lego, the popular toy brick maker, graduated from simple plastic pla...
02:04 pm -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: flexible circuit boards, BMW i3 and the world's first urban algae canopy
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.When you think about transportation innovations, highways ...
10:08 am -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget Samsung data center fire causes outage, errors on smart TVs and phones (update: fixed)
Seeing an error message on your Samsung phone, tablet or Smart TV today? You're not alone, as the Samsung.com website appears to be down and owners worldwide have reported anything from error message...
02:44 am -04 - Sun, April 20, 2014
Engadget Audi's latest hybrid concept car takes the TT family offroad, with 408HP under the hood
Audi's latest prototype packing an E-Tron hybrid drivetrain is this TT Offroad Concept that takes the TT family beyond the coupes and convertibles we're familiar with. Going on display at the Beijing...
11:27 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Windows Phone 8.1 and Gear 2 reviews, the anonymous internet and more!
Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard m...
09:13 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: E3 expectations, first MP3 player and password managers!
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...
07:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Rufus Cuff wants to dominate the wearable market and your forearm
We told you to put on your disappointment pants for the Galaxy Gear 2, but for the Rufus Cuff we suggest rolling up your absurdity sleeves. Seriously, given its three-inch screen you might just have ...
05:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Google Trends email alerts will guarantee you never miss another cat meme
You can always swing by Google Trends if you want to gauge the popularity of a given search, but visiting that website every time can be a hassle. Thankfully, there's now an easier way: Google has ad...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Play: The frantic, fun and infuriating Trials Fusion
Some games are so challenging, frustrating and physically draining that your controller could easily explode against the nearest wall at any second. Trials Fusion is one of those games: A repetitive,...
04:33 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget OnePlus One phone and its swappable covers leak out in new pictures
Former Oppo exec Pete Lau announced his plans to make "the perfect smartphone" a few months ago, and now the OnePlus One is almost here. Its launch is scheduled for April 23rd, but Android Authority ...
02:46 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget AllCast's screen-mirroring magic arrives on Amazon's Fire TV App Store
Been putting off sideloading AllCast's SDK to your brand new Amazon Fire TV? Well, friend, your procrastination has paid off. Now, all you have to do to install the casting and screen-mirroring app i...
01:27 pm -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget EFF and Sunlight Foundation come together to build Contact-Congress
If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have...
10:27 am -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Contact-Congress simplifies the act of, well, contacting congress
If you've never contacted your congress person then you might not realize how difficult our politicians have made it to get a hold of them. There are 535 members of the House and Senate all whom have...
09:18 am -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Irish school children are building worlds for the Oculus Rift
If games, wildlife documentaries and virtual strolls in the park aren't enough to validate virtual reality for you, try this one: educational motivation. School children in Ireland have been using a ...
03:34 am -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Beats Music update lets you subscribe from inside the iOS app
Odds are that you weren't riveted by Beats Music when it first arrived, but the streaming service has just delivered a pair of big updates that may give you a good excuse to tune in. For the iOS app,...
01:37 am -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Xperia Z2 review, Oculus VR lets a terminal patient travel and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
12:18 am -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Nike reportedly killing the Fuelband to focus on fitness software
Just days after Nike announced the launch of its Fuel Lab location in San Francisco to enhance partnerships with other digital services for athletes, there's a report that it's fired much of the team...
12:15 am -04 - Sat, April 19, 2014
Engadget Hide your stash, heat-seeking drones are helping thugs hijack UK weed crops
Criminals are dicks. That much we all know is true. But now these dicks are using heat-sensing drones to pull off "sophisticated" heists of weed farms (yes, that weed) in the United Kingdom, as local...
11:02 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Labels claim Pandora owes money for streaming old songs, probably won't get it
Pandora can't catch a break, it seems. Just weeks after the streaming radio service escaped paying higher royalties to songwriters, record companies and musicians have sued it in a New York court for...
09:49 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget DARPA envisions a smarter, safer autopilot
Autonomous aircraft serve their purpose, but there's no question that pilotless passenger flights are a long way off, if they ever become a reality. Still, there's obviously room for improvement when...
09:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Tubecore wants you to hack and mod its beautiful, modular speaker
Let's be honest: Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen. The options are seemingly endless, and new ones arrive on an almost daily basis. Companies have begun to push the boundaries of design as of lat...
08:52 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget AT&T adds more data and a hotspot option to prepaid GoPhone plans
AT&T is adding more data to its GoPhone prepaid smartphone plans without raising monthly fees in the process. If you're currently paying $60 a month for 2GB, your allotment will jump to 2.5 gigs,...
08:23 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget This enormous gas tank is now a wondrous, isolating work of art (video)
Once it stored enormous quantities of blast furnace and coal gas, but these days the Gasometer Oberhausen is a 385 foot tall cylindrical art gallery. Since the early 90s, the gargantuan storage tank ...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 393 - 4.18.14
We have less libations, but more tech-related news than last week's peaty podcast and that's just fine for your sleep-deprived hosts. First up is some informed speculation on Amazon's new smartphone,...
07:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget HTC hires marketing exec who led Samsung to smartphone dominance
It's no secret, HTC has an image problem. Despite consistently creating some of our favorite phones, it's failed to reach the heights of popularity of manufacturers like Samsung. That could soon chan...
07:05 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Watch SpaceX's second attempt at launching a reusable rocket (update: launched!)
After many "Grasshopper" tests, SpaceX's first real try at launching a reusable rocket will attempt flight again in just a few minutes -- watch the live stream here or embedded after the break. Scrub...
06:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Camera deals of the week: 4.18.14
Snatching up a new camera can be a considerable investment, especially if you're after a unit that combines stellar images with a host of features. Fret not friends: We're here to help. Just beyond t...
05:51 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Facebook Paper got its first big update today, but is anyone using it?
Here's a shocker: Facebook's first major update to Paper, its socially-augmented news-reading app, makes it more social. Specifically, the app's 1.1 update now allows users to comment on posts using ...
05:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget The Open Source Initiative hopes public awareness is Heartbleed's 'silver lining'
Looking for a positive take to cut though all the negative press that Heartbleed has been getting? Then the Open Source Initiative (OSI) has one. The news has been full of stories about the exploit i...
04:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget FCC sets up the 'incentive auction' that will lead to faster wireless internet for everyone
Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless inter...
04:36 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget FCC sets up the 'incentive auction' that will lead to better wireless internet for everyone
Last week at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) show, FCC head Tom Wheeler pushed broadcasters to loosen their grip on spectrum that the agency plans to auction off to give wireless inter...
04:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone
It's been nearly three years since I reviewed the Xperia Neo, manufactured by what was then Sony Ericsson. The Neo represented just the second generation of Xperia phones running on Android, from a p...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
After last week's Very Special Episode, we've grabbed a Hair of the Dog (or two...or three), a bit of rest, and we're back for a regular ol' episode of The Engadget Podcast. We're discussing a triple...
03:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Elite soldiers will soon ride into battle on stealthy hybrid motorcycles
The US' special forces units frequently can't rely on conventional ground transportation for their covert ops -- a loud engine is guaranteed to blow their cover. To tackle this problem, DARPA has jus...
02:43 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Oculus Rift helps terminally ill woman take one last stroll in the sun
A terminally ill woman has reminded us of the limitless potential for devices like the Oculus Rift beyond just gaming and entertainment. After Roberta Firstenberg's cancer treatments failed last year...
02:11 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Milk Music will soon cost $4 per month to listen ad-free
You know what they say about all good things in life. Samsung has been offering an ad-free version of its Milk Music service for no charge since launch, but the company has posted a new infographic r...
02:05 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Google kicks off Chromecast offers program with 5 of free Play credit
With Google's Chromecast streaming dongle now fully settled in the UK, the great provider (of search results) has kicked off a promotional program rewarding new and old customers alike. You'll find t...
01:45 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose
You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and...
01:02 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 060 - 4.18.14
Matt's been steeped in old timey video over the past few days and it seems to have affected Dan's state of mind and podcast introduction. Once the anachronistic antics subside, the lads dig into the ...
12:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's now letting developers respond to app store critics
If a Windows Phone app disappoints you, it's probably right that you call out its failings and warn others to steer clear. Don't be surprised, however, if the minds behind the software start respondi...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Wu-Tang fans hope to liberate 'Shaolin' for $5 million but have a ways to go
When you have the cultural cachet of someone like the Wu-Tang Clan, there are a handful of luxuries afforded to you that few others have. Like selling the only copy of your upcoming album for $5 mill...
11:40 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Wu-Tang fans hope to liberate 'Shaolin' for $5 million but have a ways to go (updated)
When you have the cultural cachet of someone like the Wu-Tang Clan, there are a handful of luxuries afforded to you that few others have. Like selling the only copy of your upcoming album for $5 mill...
10:42 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Candy Crush developer admits it can't really own the word 'Candy'
Although King's $7 billion empire is built on the slim foundation of its lone blockbuster, Candy Crush Saga, many thought its efforts to trademark "Saga" and "Candy" were a bit over-the-top. It now t...
10:00 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Stream: The Science of Soil
Most people take soil for granted, assuming that if you shove a seed into some dirt and add some water, hey presto. Stick it under an electron microscope, however, and you suddenly see a whole microc...
09:54 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Watch Google test its 3D-sensing phones on robots in zero gravity
Wonder what Google's Project Tango-equipped SPHERES robots will look like when they're in action aboard the International Space Station? The company is more than happy to show you. It has posted vide...
08:40 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Optical zoom tipped to hit HTC handsets in 2015
Like most companies in the smartphone game, HTC wants to pack its top-of-the-range devices with powerful camera tech, and that's no longer just a case of adding more megapixels. The new HTC One (M8),...
07:44 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget 'Wearable eyes' take all the work out of having emotions
Ever seen one of those funny novelty spectacles with eyes drawn on them? Dr. Hirotaka Osawa from Tsukuba University in Japan has designed a high-tech version of those called AgencyGlass, and they hav...
06:47 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Skitch makes sharing annotated pics easier for iPhone and iPad
Skitch's share screen for iOS just got a makeover, making it easier to send out and save your annotated, doodle-filled masterpieces. The latest iOS update now shows a preview of your image on the Sha...
05:21 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Rogers' widened LTE support gives Canadians speedier data indoors
Canada got LTE relatively quickly, but that fast data currently has a big catch: since it doesn't run on low frequencies like in the US, you sometimes drop to 3G when you head indoors. Thankfully, th...
04:27 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Honeywell's Bluetooth air purifier gets pollen alerts from your smartphone
Your air conditioner may already be connected to the web, but what about that lowly air purifier gallantly battling dust in the corner? If a completely connected home is on the docket, prep your 270 ...
03:48 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Turkey to censor tweets with 'malicious' content
Twitter might not be banned in Turkey anymore, but the country's government isn't quite done putting it through the censorship wringer yet. In fact, Turkish Communications Minister Ltfi Elvan just re...
03:16 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget UberX adds $1 charge to cover getting you home safely
Sure, UberX might get you to your destination for less money than a taxi, but do you want to arrive safely? That will be an extra dollar. Not really, but sort of. Uber has added a $1 surcharge to Ube...
02:53 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Orange is the New Black trailer promises a 'next level crazy' season two
House of Cards is probably Netflix's most-discussed original series, but fans of Orange is the New Black would argue it matches Frank Underwood & Co. in both deviousness and quality. As usual, th...
02:09 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Wave your hands like you just don't care to control videos on Vimeo
There's never been a better time to just kick back and watch whatever you want, what with the many ways in which content can be consumed nowadays. And if you enjoy watching videos on Vimeo, things ar...
01:40 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's ultra-fast microSD cards will let you shoot like a pro with small cameras
It's easy to find fast storage if you have a big camera, but not so much if you have a very tiny mirrorless cam that uses microSD cards -- more often than not, you're stuck in the slow lane. You won'...
01:07 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with hi-resolution touchscreens and tablets
Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linu...
01:07 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Ubuntu 14.04 is ready for a world filled with high-resolution touchscreens and tablets
Has it truly been six months already? It feel like just yesterday we were kicking the tires on a fresh install of Saucy Salamander. Now Canonical is pushing out the latest version of its popular Linu...
12:50 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Street View vs. captchas, living in a connected home 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...
12:22 am -04 - Fri, April 18, 2014
Engadget You might be able to unlock your next Chromebook with your smartphone
Can't remember your password? Someday, you might not have to. A new feature in Google's Chrome OS dev channel promises to instantly unlock a user's Chromebook whenever their phone is nearby. Unfortun...
11:58 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Twitter's new Windows Phone beta ties into your photo collection
A handful of those eager to install the Windows Phone 8.1 preview just got an additional perk for being early adopters. NokiaNewsIreland has discovered an unannounced (and now unavailable) open beta ...
11:32 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget RunKeeper gets into the step-tracking game with Breeze
When it comes to being fit, it's really the small stuff that counts. You can go to the gym as much as you want, run five miles every morning -- but if you eat like crap, drive yourself to the corner ...
11:09 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Titanfall pushes Xbox One sales to 5 million total, but it can't pass PlayStation
Sony and Microsoft's console sales were neck and neck for awhile, but the gap is starting to widen: according to the latest NPD numbers, Sony is winning the race. Yesterday, the Japanese hardware man...
10:28 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Google's digital art prize winner is a poem you control with your body
Google asked artists to prove that code could be beautiful with its DevArt competition, and hundreds delivered on that promise. However, there can only be one winner: The Metamorphosis of Mr. Kalia, ...
09:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Google apes Warby Parker, lets you try on Glass before you buy
Tempted by Google's Glass headset, but worried it'll make you look like a doofus? It's a legitimate concern, but there's hope: Google is now sending out non-functional dummy units that you can try on...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget NASA's found an Earth-sized planet that could support life
NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency announced that Kepler-186f is the first confirm...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget NASA found an Earth-sized planet that could support life
NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency announced that Kepler-186f is the first confirm...
09:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget NASA finds Earth-sized planet that could support life
NASA's Kepler telescope has discovered a veritable bounty of alien planets, but none of them have been quite like Earth -- until now. Today, the agency announced that Kepler-186f is the first confirm...
09:06 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Don't wait for SportsCenter, SlingPlayer update brings the highlights in real-time
Slingbox has pushed out a handful of updates for SlingPlayer on iOS and Android, adding new features on both platforms. On the Android side, Slingbox joined forces with sporting-app Thuuz. Now if you...
08:37 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Amazon Fire TV's voice search expands to cover Hulu Plus and Showtime, but not Netflix
Fire TV came out of the gate with an impressive initial effort, but among its rough edges is that the voice search Amazon was so proud of is actually quite limited. At launch it could only provide re...
08:11 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Dropbox bolsters Carousel, eyes collaborative docs with startup purchases
Dropbox just debuted its Carousel photo management app last week, and it's already making strides to boost the software's storage chops. Today, the cloud-minded outfit acquired Loom: a photo storage ...
07:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Scientists are now 3D printing tumors to help them fight cancer
The idea of 3D printing living cells offers a veritable launchpad of miracle treatments: we could grow new organs or create new skin for burn victims. There's one idea you may not have considered, ho...
07:17 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Watch a tiny, magnetically powered robot construction crew go to work
A robot doesn't have to big, powerful and terrifying to be worthwhile, and many people are working on miniature machines that are just as cool. Some of these endeavors show promise in medicine, but t...
06:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget It's not just you: Terms of Service agreements really are confusing, study finds
You know that page with a check box you haphazardly agree to on the way to signing up for various online services? The one with the hundreds (or thousands) of words of legal mumbo jumbo? Yeah, we do ...
06:24 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Tor's anonymity network may have to shrink to fight the Heartbleed bug
Bad news if you're relying on the Tor network to evade surveillance or otherwise remain anonymous: you're not immune from the Heartbleed bug, either. Key developer Roger Dingledine warns that some To...
06:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget KnowRoaming review: This SIM 'sticker' makes it easy for travelers to save on data
Thanks in no small part to T-Mobile's free global data initiative, US carriers have begun to lighten the fee load when it comes time to roam. But you'll still pay an arm and a leg in many countries, ...
05:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Facebook's Nearby Friends feature keeps track of your pals, but only if they want you to
If you're of the sort that likes to plan those otherwise impromptu encounters, Facebook has just announced a optional new feature that will certainly help with that. Nearby Friends will show you if y...
05:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Submissions for our Insert Coin: New Challengers contest are open!
The Insert Coin competition has been a highlight of our Engadget Expand live events; a ton of great products have been demoed on-stage, and a few even walked away with piles of cash to help with fund...
04:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Watch 80 year's worth of bizarre and historic moments thanks to British Path
Between 1896 and 1976, British Path documented the everyday lives of Britons and events around the world with its pioneering newsreels. After a National Lottery grant enabled it to digitise over 3,50...
04:25 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Chupacabra update makes the OUYA game console a better media center
Go ahead and dust off your OUYAs, friends -- it's updatin' time. The little Android game console that could wasn't exactly the runaway hit its creators were hoping for, but some fresh features found ...
03:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Batter up: Chromecast now live streams every pitch with MLB.tv
Google's little $35 dongle is like a fine wine: it just keeps getting better with age. Today, the Chromecast is adding support for MLB.tv, letting you push out live out-of-market games right to your ...
03:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Flickr wants to become your new Instagram with its latest app update
Today Yahoo is rolling our Flickr "3.0," a completely redesigned approach to its photo-sharing apps on Android and iOS. In addition to offering improved sharing through Dropbox and Google+, Flickr on...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in an Ultrabook's clothing
It's the natural order of things: NVIDIA releases a new line of mobile GPUs and suddenly the market is flooded with new gaming laptops. It is spring, after all. Most notebooks in the category follow ...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget MSI GS60 Ghost review: a gaming rig in Ultrabook's clothing
It's the natural order of things: NVIDIA releases a new line of mobile GPUs and suddenly the market is flooded with new gaming laptops. It is spring, after all. Most notebooks in the category follow ...
02:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Nissan offers free electricity to entice EV customers
Though "fueling" an EV costs a pittance next to a gas-guzzler, hunting for that next compatible charging network can bring on cold sweats. Nissan Leaf buyers in 25 markets will soon be able to relax,...
02:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget My connected home turned me into a spy and an addict
Like any responsible New Yorker, I've entrusted a copy of my apartment keys to a close friend. This is done mostly to ensure that, should I die home alone, my body won't be left to rot undiscovered f...
01:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Ahead of Supreme Court trial, Aereo opens lobbying and advocacy site
The United States Department of Justice says that streaming TV service Aereo is violating copyright law. Aereo, unsurprisingly, disagrees. In five days, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments from ...
01:17 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Incoming Sonos update will liberate your speakers from your router
One of Sonos' big selling points is its wireless functionality. Not only does it mean you can set the hardware up easily, wherever you like, it also keeps your man-den, pool house, or conservatory ca...
12:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Putin tells Snowden live on air: no 'massive scale' surveillance of public communications
Edward Snowden is not only working the conference circuit, or playing a part in Pulitzer prize-winning journalism, he's now taking his cause to world leaders directly. This morning Snowden asked Vlad...
12:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Nokia stops selling Lumia 2520 tablet over electrical shock concerns
Nokia has issued a product advisory for certain Lumia 2520 chargers and has temporarily suspended sales of the Windows tablet in the UK and parts of Europe. The notice applies to its Europe- and UK-o...
12:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Scout GPS app keeps your gas and coffee detour to a minimum
Telenav wants its latest Scout update for iPhone to stand out from other nav apps by giving what it claims 80 percent of us want while driving: gas, coffee, or food. You can now select a spot serving...
11:54 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget BBC iPlayer and Sky streaming apps go dark on iOS
If you've experienced problems trying to access BBC iPlayer or Sky's streaming apps on your iPhone or iPad today, you're not alone. In what appears to be a connected issue, both companies have confir...
11:54 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget BBC iPlayer and Sky streaming apps go dark on iOS (update)
If you've experienced problems trying to access BBC iPlayer or Sky's streaming apps on your iPhone or iPad today, you're not alone. In what appears to be a connected issue, both companies have confir...
11:06 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Google's latest Street View algorithm beats its bot-sniffing security system
You know how Google's been doing such a great job associating addresses with their locations on a map? Apparently, it's all thanks to the company's new magical algorithm that can parse (with 90 perce...
10:45 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget MG's Dynamo concept is its first fully electric car
MG is celebrating its 90th year in the car-making business, so to mark the occasion, it's decided to take the wrappings off its first ever fully electric vehicle. Created at parent company SAIC's Eur...
09:56 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Canada makes first Heartbleed arrest after tax agency hack
Canadian police just made what could possibly be the first Heartbleed-related arrest. The suspect? A 19-year-old London, Ontario teenager named Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes who's being accused of hack...
09:00 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Eyefi's new service sends your camera's photos to the cloud as soon as you shoot
There are plenty of cameras that send their photos to your phone, but you frequently have to transfer those pictures yourself -- and it's another hassle to get the pics to other devices. Eyefi thinks...
08:16 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Amazon's making a custom Kindle store for Samsung Galaxy devices
Samsung seems to be on a roll with bagging media partnerships for its Galaxy line of phones and tablets. First music streaming service Deezer, and now it's getting a custom-built Kindle book store in...
07:44 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget You can now watch A&E and History live on iOS and the web
A&E Networks is regularly finding ways to make its programming more widely available, particularly by having on-demand options through TV providers and its own apps. To help boost these efforts, ...
07:06 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Spotify moves away from delivering music through peer-to-peer networks
Spotify has always streamed at least some of its music over peer-to-peer listener networks, helping it deliver music quickly while saving some cash on bandwidth and servers. However, the service is n...
05:36 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget This machine creates careless synthetic whispers
What do you get when you combine a few respirator bags, some silicone air valves and a motion detector? A contraption that produces a synthetic version of our most sensual form of communication, the ...
04:46 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Bloomberg: Apple wants to plug Shazam directly into iOS
It's easy to track down iPhone apps that name catchy tunes, but it now looks like Apple wants to spare you from having to search in the first place. Bloomberg sources claim that a future version of i...
04:19 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Sony pumps up its PS4 update with game pre-loading and SHAREfactory video editor
Sony just announced sales of seven million PlayStation 4 consoles and promised more details on its upcoming software update would follow soon, now here they are. We still don't have an exact timetabl...
03:58 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Buy Halo: Spartan Assault on one Windows 8 device and kill Covenant on the others you own
One of the big promises that came out of Microsoft's Build conference this year were apps that'd work across a number of Windows devices with a single purchase, and Redmond is using Halo to lead that...
03:21 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Aio Wireless takes a cue from Sprint's Framily plan with new group discounts
Cheesy moniker aside, Sprint's newly minted Framily plan is not one to be ignored. It allows you to save money by sharing an account with, well, friends and family, all while being billed separately ...
02:38 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Google earnings focus on the search and ads that actually pay the bills
With all the modular phone concepts, balloon internet projects, robots and drones it can be easy to forget Google's main business angle: search and advertising. Google reported its first quarter earn...
01:41 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget MIT designs a floating, tsunami-proof nuclear plant
What's the safest place to put a nuclear reactor? Offshore, apparently. A new power plant design concept from MIT envisions a facility built on floating platforms, moored in deep water several miles ...
01:10 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget Imogen Heap's high-tech gloves could make the rest of your band obsolete
If you thought Michael Jackson was the only musician to believe in the magical power of a glove, think again. Imogen Heap has "joined forces with the nerd underworld" to create a new high-tech glove ...
12:24 am -04 - Thu, April 17, 2014
Engadget College kids gave Siri new powers and now you can too
We already know Apple is working on improving Siri, but gosh dangit, the folks in Cupertino just aren't moving as fast as some would like. That's why a quartet of freshmen at the University of Pennsy...
11:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Samsung Gear 2 review, allure of the anonymous internet and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:17 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Here's how to chat with Windows Phone's new assistant outside of the US
Don't despair that Windows Phone 8.1's signature virtual assistant, Cortana, doesn't officially work outside of the US -- as it turns out, there's a fairly easy way to try it in other countries. Pock...
10:46 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Amazon makes Kindle documents available via Cloud Drive
If you have any documents (or e-books acquired in a "non-standard" way) stored on your Kindle, now you can access them anywhere via Amazon Cloud Drive. Starting today, documents uploaded to your e-re...
10:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Sony sold seven million PS4s already, beating its own predictions
Sony was quick to pat itself on the back for passing five million PlayStation 4s sold more than a month earlier than it predicted, and now that the fiscal year is over there's more to celebrate. As o...
10:13 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Steam sales data shows that you don't play the games you buy
I am not ashamed to admit that I have taken advantage of Steam sales and Humble Bundles to amass a library of roughly 150 games for a fraction of the retail price. I am, however, ashamed to admit tha...
09:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget AT&T welcomes Volvo to its connected-car fold
Volvo's already got game when it comes to the connected car, what with its grocery delivery concept and vehicle-to-vehicle communications system. But this year, the automobile manufacturer is joining...
09:16 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Bing's home page gets personalized info cards, just like Google Now
Google Now brought its personalized info to the web last month, and now Bing is looking to get in on the card-based action. Microsoft's search engine has added the aforementioned bits to its home pag...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Ford's Skyline concept is like a private jet for the road
If you had $40 million to spend on a ultra-lux vehicle, you might opt for a (pre-owned) Gulfstream V. VIPs on a tighter budget could instead pick up this decked-out Ford van, which comes complete wit...
08:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Ford's Skyliner concept is like a private jet for the road
If you had $40 million to spend on a ultra-lux vehicle, you might opt for a (pre-owned) Gulfstream V. VIPs on a tighter budget could instead pick up this decked-out Ford van, which comes complete wit...
08:32 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Sony continues to trim the fat, dumps Square-Enix stock
The PlayStation 4 may be leading home console sales, but that doesn't mean Sony's bank account is in the black. The company has made a minor habit of garnishing its quarterly earnings reports with no...
08:09 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 394 - 4.16.14
If you can't make it camping this year, perhaps Sir David Attenborough's upcoming wildlife TV project in VR will suffice. And for immersion in something with fewer dimensional dynamics, maybe Sony's ...
07:54 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's vision for Project Ara extends to wearables and beyond
Project Ara is primarily focused on building a modular smartphone in the hopes of changing the industry, but is that the only type of mobile device on the drawing board? Absolutely not. An executive ...
07:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget The real impact of Google's recent TOS update is that it reminds us what little choice we have
So, Google analyzes your email. Who knew? Well, judging by a recent wave of internet chatter regarding a two-sentence update the search giant made to its terms of service this week, not that many. Th...
07:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Google's recent TOS update reminds us what little choice we have
So, Google analyzes your email. Who knew? Well, judging by a recent wave of internet chatter regarding a two-sentence update the search giant made to its terms of service this week, not that many. Th...
07:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Chrome Remote Desktop for Android browses a PC or Mac from your phone
While we'd seen rumblings that it was in beta testing, Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android made its official debut today. This means that those who fancy Mountain View's mobile OS can take...
06:51 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Hyundai's bringing Apple's CarPlay to some new Sonata models
It's becoming a trend to see more and more companies integrate their products with Apple's CarPlay, whether it be car manufacturers or makers of in-dash systems. The latest to join the movement is Hy...
06:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget The animated GIF as art: Google puts six loopy images on display
It's easy to sneer at the idea of artists piggybacking on the GIF craze, but Google is taking the whole thing pretty seriously, especially now that Google+ supports the animated file format. The sear...
05:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Google's new camera app brings Photo Sphere and Lens Blur to Android devices
While Google has continued to toss new features into the camera app shipped on its Nexus devices, many Android phones replace it something else. But just as we revealed a few weeks ago, now it's avai...
05:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Shh, it's a Secret: The allure of the anonymous internet
"I'm terrified I might not actually be all that smart.""Made a batch of Jello just to stick my dick in it. No regrets.""I like taking the ferry because I get to drink in public legally."This is just ...
05:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Jaguar Land Rover brings the boardroom to your dashboard with in-car infotainment system
The boundary between your smartphone and your car is growing thinner by the day, and Jaguar Land Rover is the latest in a long line of car companies trying to work out the ideal balance between the t...
04:57 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget HTC allows devs to tap into the power of the One's Duo Camera
The HTC One (M8) brought with it a load of new camera features, including its unique Duo Camera setup on its back side. Now, the handset maker is opening up the code that powers the pair in a SDK pre...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Ford put a Mustang on top of the Empire State Building, piece by piece
Ford is marking the launch of the 2015 Mustang in the same way it did for the original 50 years ago -- by putting one at the top of the Empire State Building. The company has partnered with auto supp...
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Download: HoverChat offers SMS multitasking with Facebook-like 'HoverHeads'
Since Google decided to scrap the SMS app in Android 4.4, developers have scrambled to fill the gap. Apps including Textra, HelloSMS and EvolveSMS have helped raise the bar for SMS apps on the platfo...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Let the audience decide your fate in new Twitch-backed game
When some 1.1 million people played Pokmon together via Twitch's game-broadcasting service, developer Studio Bean must've gotten inspired. Choice Chamber takes the idea of the audience deciding what ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Anki Drive levels up with new robotic cars, tracks and a race mode
Arguably the coolest part about Anki Drive's robotic toy cars is that you could upgrade them over time with weapons and points as if they were character vehicles in a video game. Unlike a video game ...
03:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Samsung Gear 2 review: much improved, but that doesn't mean you should buy it
2013 was the year of the smartwatch. In promise, anyway -- maybe not delivery. Of the many, many different, colorful and unusual timepieces that would populate our blogroll, it was perhaps Samsung's ...
03:18 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget The BBC wants you to binge-watch its new BBC Three series on iPlayer
The BBC isn't due to transition BBC Three to an online-only channel until late next year, but that isn't stopping it from testing the waters first. The Beeb confirmed today that for the first time, i...
03:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's new keyboard is meant to be used with Smart TVs
This fall marks 20 years that Microsoft has been making keyboards (make that "computer hardware," as it was quaintly called back in 1994). Ironically, though, as the company approaches this milestone...
02:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Better's mobile app lets you call a Doctor as if they were tech support
Technology problem? Easy, just hit the Mayday button (if you have one) or sign up for Google Helpouts and within a few minutes, you'll instantly connect to an expert. Compare that with selecting a he...
02:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget West Ham United and Selfridges lead scramble for the first .london domains
After it was decreed that London was next in line to get its own domain name, lots of UK brands and businesses have fallen over themselves to bid for their own piece of the city's virtual real estate...
02:07 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Starwood's app for Google Glass will let you search and book hotels
Imagine walking into a hotel lobby and telling the wearable on your face to pull up your reservation details. Starwood, the company behind properties from the Aloft to the W to the St. Regis, is hopi...
01:14 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Project Tango teardown reveals the wonders of the phone's 3D sensing tech
Want to get a better understanding of Google's 3D-sensing Project Tango smartphone beyond the usual promo videos? iFixit is more than happy to show you now that it has torn down the device for itself...
12:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Mt. Gox faces liquidation as recovery plans scrapped
A Japanese court-appointed administrator is now in control of Mt. Gox following an unsuccessful attempt to save the business. The Bitcoin exchange filed for bankruptcy in February after losing 850,00...
12:07 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget OnePlus One will cost under 290 / 350 in UK and Europe
It's just seven days until OnePlus launches its first Android flagship, but that hasn't stopped the company drip-feeding news about the device. Surprisingly, the outfit promises that the unit will co...
12:07 pm -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget OnePlus One will cost under $400, 290 / 350 in US, UK and Europe (updated)
It's just seven days until OnePlus launches its first Android flagship, but that hasn't stopped the company drip-feeding news about the device. Surprisingly, the outfit promises that the unit will co...
11:12 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Kim Dotcom will celebrate getting his fortune back on the race track
Kim Dotcom's getting his fortune back, and to celebrate, he's throwing a party. The Megaupload founder tweeted this morning that Auckland's High Court will return the cash, vehicles and property that...
10:22 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Sky now lets you watch or record TV directly from Twitter
Twitter's cosy with many broadcasters that wish to connect with their audiences better, and in the UK, Sky's previously partnered with the social network for tweeting footy highlights in near real-ti...
10:11 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Uber still offering rides in Belgium despite court order
Despite seized vehicles, a court order and possible 10,000 fine (per pickup!), Uber says its UberPOP ride-sharing service is "still accessible" in Brussels. In its blog, the company complained that t...
09:35 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's banking on motion control and Flex-able laptops with latest releases
Motion control hasn't outmoded the mouse and keyboard yet, but it is finding its way into more and more consumer products. Take Lenovo's upcoming A540 all-in-one desktop, for instance: its one of a h...
08:18 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget How Google's internet-balloon idea got off the ground
On paper, the notion of balloon-provided internet sounds more than a little ridiculous, but that's just how Google X rolls. Mountain View's far-off research division has recently spilled (some of) it...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Halo, Destiny music composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie
After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the Halo series, Myth and Oni, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated "without caus...
06:29 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Halo, Destiny composer Martin O'Donnell fired by Bungie
After composing some of the most memorable songs in gaming for Bungie games including most of the Halo series, Myth and Oni, Martin O'Donnell tweeted tonight that he has been terminated "without caus...
06:07 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget NASA catches a glimpse of Saturn birthing a new moon
For the first and perhaps the last time ever, NASA's Cassini spacecraft, whose mission is to orbit Saturn, has captured a new moon emerge from the Jovian planet's rings. As you might know, the birth ...
03:56 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget House of Cards S2 Blu-ray goes on sale June 19th for those who prefer a hard copy
House of Cards may be most famous for leading the charge of Netflix's original streaming content, but the show's producer Media Rights Capital is ready for all avenues. Just like the first season, se...
03:22 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget GM reportedly working on a lower-cost Chevy Volt
When it comes to electric vehicles, the Chevrolet Volt is as mainstream a brand as it gets. But despite GM's efforts to make the Volt a top choice among EV buyers, demand for it hasn't been what the ...
02:38 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget This is how Samsung thinks about design
Samsung said it would launch a website that showed off its design chops, and it's delivering as promised. The newly launched Make it Meaningful page dives into the inspirations behind the Korean comp...
01:55 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Why the IRS wants to be your Facebook friend
If the fear of an audit wasn't enough to scare you into being honest on your taxes, try this on for size: the IRS might be checking out your Facebook page. The good ol' Internal Revenue Service is re...
01:37 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Amazon's first phone, Project Ara developer conference and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
01:09 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Sony has a 4K TV for every budget (that's at least $2,099)
Sony has nailed down the final launch details for its newest 4K Bravia TVs, and surprise -- they just might be affordable this year. The "entry-level" XBR-X850B series will start at a relatively frug...
12:48 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Here's the software that helps Edward Snowden avoid the NSA
Edward Snowden hasn't escaped the NSA's watchful eyes purely by exploiting lax security -- he also uses the right software. We now know that he communicates with the media using Tails, a customized v...
12:29 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Apple, Samsung and more to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch
Apple and Samsung are duking it out in court yet again, but there's at least one thing they (and a host of their smartphone making rivals) agree on: users shouldn't be helpless when their phones are ...
12:29 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Apple, Samsung and others to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch
Apple and Samsung are duking it out in court yet again, but there's at least one thing they (and a host of their smartphone making rivals) agree on: users shouldn't be helpless when their phones are ...
12:14 am -04 - Wed, April 16, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:30PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 8:30PM. No big news to kick off the show this week, but a good quarter for primetime ratin...
11:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Twitter's latest acquisition turns tweets into a commodity
Twitter announced today that it has bought Gnip, a social data company that has packaged and sold data from Twitter to other companies for the past four years. Gnip is one of a few firms that has acc...
10:48 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget The Guardian's new US newspaper has a robot editor-in-chief
There's something a little different about the editor for The Guardian's new monthly US print edition: there isn't one. Set to launch Wednesday, #Open001 is being created using a proprietary algorith...
10:08 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year
The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropp...
09:34 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google built a machine to test the speediness of laptop trackpads
An unresponsive trackpad can ruin a laptop. But how do you test for that without having access to ready-made equipment? If you're Google, you build your own machine. The company's Chrome OS team has ...
09:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Why Amazon is right to steer clear of Bitcoin
Amazon has quashed the idea that it would be accepting Bitcoin as a method of payment. "We have considered it," said Tom Taylor, Amazon's head of seller services in an interview with Re/code, "but we...
08:39 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Intel dives into the Internet of Things, but still has a weak PC market to deal with
If you set foot in Intel's CES booth this winter, you probably sensed a theme: the company is deeply, almost manically, focused on The Internet of Things. Sure, Chipzilla was showing off some tablets...
08:23 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Mohu Channels wants to give cord-cutters a unified menu
Not interested in paying a cable bill? You've certainly got options -- but between disparate streaming services, set-top boxes and your over-the-air digital antenna, managing all your content can be ...
07:58 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google's Helpouts service now offers expertise on your iPhone
Need to brush up on your cooking skills, but only have your iPhone close at hand? Don't panic: Google has quietly brought its Helpouts service to iOS. Much like the existing Android software, the iPh...
07:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Criterion Collection streaming library to remain a Hulu exclusive
The Criterion Collection became a part of Hulu's lineup back in 2011, quickly turning into an essential feature within the company's premium video streaming service, Hulu Plus. Today, Hulu announced ...
06:56 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget HotelTonight app now lets you preview room availability seven days ahead
HotelTonight's namesake feature is also holding it back: You can only book a room beginning at 9AM on the day of check-in. If you're planning to arrive during a major event, say, in Los Angeles durin...
06:18 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Roku 3 update lets you search for movies and more with a smartphone
Roku baked its comprehensive search feature into its mobile apps last month, but only folks who used it with the firm's HDMI Streaming Stick have been able to enjoy life without wielding a remote to ...
05:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget The Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader can be fooled by fake digits
It looks like the iPhone 5s isn't the only smartphone whose fingerprint reader can be fooled by fake digits. SR Labs has just posted a video (shown below) showing that Samsung's just-launched Galaxy ...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget MLB 14 The Show: The Joystiq Review
The term "simulation" is appropriate for MLB 14: The Show, but not just because of its beautiful presentation, a defining trait of the series that's become a benchmark for other sports video games. R...
05:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Play: Blizzard's easy going collectible card game, Hearthstone
Blizzard's best-known for its RTS franchises and insanely popular MMORPG World of Warcraft, not to mention the Diablo series. With fans of the publisher's prior work kept sated and docile by sequels ...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google's Project Ara developer conference is live, and you can watch it here
Google's modular smartphones have come a long way since that kooky Phonebloks concept video went viral last year, and now the company's digging deeper than it ever has before at its first Ara Develop...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google's Project Ara developer conference is live, watch it here
Google's modular smartphones have come a long way since that kooky Phonebloks concept video went viral last year, and now the company's digging deeper than it ever has before at its first Ara Develop...
04:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Office 365 Personal now available for $7 per month
Office 365 Personal, a leaner version of Microsoft's subscription-based productivity suite, is now available for $70 per year or $7 per month. The new package lets you use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Ou...
03:26 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Apple CarPlay coming to Pioneer's in-dash systems this summer
Apple CarPlay in an aftermarket dash system? You bet! And you may not even need to spend a dime. Pioneer's NEX line of five in-dash head units, priced from $700 to a whopping $1,400, will score CarPl...
03:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget BBC iPlayer app now supports downloads on nearly all Android devices
The BBC has allowed Android users to download programmes since September last year, but that functionality was only extended to 11 of the most popular Android devices at the time. While its slowly ex...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a Nexus 5 and wireless charger courtesy of iOttie!
The art of automotive zen begins with a clean and orderly interior (for most drivers) and this week's giveaway is sure to help provide a more cable-free ride. The case, cradle and charger folks at iO...
02:51 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Here's Amazon's phone: six cameras and a 4.7-inch screen
Rumors of an Amazon-made phone are nothing new, but today the rumors enter reality more firmly: what you see above is what BGR claims is the Amazon's first phone. "Whoa, that's super ugly!" you might...
02:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Etsy Wholesale to connect sellers with Nordstrom, West Elm and more this summer
Etsy's Wholesale efforts have been in beta since last year, seeking to introduce artisans with retailers out to nab up unique wares. Now, the online marketplace announced that the program will launch...
01:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget The Gramofon is a streaming music hub that'll also extend your WiFi
Recognizing that there's no shortage of set-top boxes and smart speakers capable of streaming music around your home, global WiFi provider Fon has decided it wants to do things a little differently. ...
01:27 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Samsung explores a stripped-down take on wearable displays
Samsung must want to keep an open mind when it comes to wearable displays. Just a short while after it explored the possibility of smart sports glasses, the company is back with a patent for a heads-...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Sky's renamed TV channel bundles make even less sense than before
We couldn't tell you why, say, Samsung believes the word "Galaxy" means anything when it's attached to almost every product, but branding can often miss its mark. Apparently, Sky's been taking flak o...
12:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google makes it easier to email your smartphone snaps from the web
If you like to send lots of photos from Gmail, Google's latest feature addition might save you some much-needed time. The search giant says it will today begin rolling out a new button for Gmail on t...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Don't forget: The one-day Google Glass public sale starts soon!
Your taxes are (hopefully) done, you've had your first cup of coffee... now what? Google wants to jump-start your Tuesday by offering even non-Explorers its Glass wearable for $1,500. As many of you ...
12:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Toshiba's first 4K laptop arrives next week for $1,500
After launching its first 4K laptop in the UK, Toshiba has just announced US availability. It'll be the P55T rather than the P50T, but as before, it's a 15.6-inch laptop with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixels r...
11:26 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget There'll be no escape from the FBI's new facial recognition system
If you thought that the NSA wanted too much personal information, just wait a few months. The EFF is reporting that the FBI's new facial recognition database, containing data for almost a third of th...
09:49 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Belgium bans Uber, threatens 10,000 fine for each attempted pickup
A Brussels court has declared Uber to be illegal in Belgium, saying the company will be fined 10,000 for every violation. The UberPOP ride-sharing service has been on shaky ground there since its Feb...
08:23 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Sky and TalkTalk join forces against BT for faster fibre-optic broadband
If you're a broadband provider like Sky or TalkTalk, one of the only ways you can get around using BT's infrastructure is to build your own. That's exactly what the two companies are intent on doing,...
06:46 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Tesla model S gets not-quite-official makeover as a convertible
Let's say you love everything about the Tesla Model S except its static roof. Well, Newport Convertible Engineering wants to help fix that. The aftermarket company has announced that it's received an...
03:51 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Scientists are studying evolutionary concepts with robot mice
Studying evolution is tricky -- it's a process that happens over countless generations and thousands of years, but the men tasked with studying it live less than a century. Researchers at the Okinawa...
03:37 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google's new terms of service tell you that it's scanning email for ads
Many Gmail users know that the service scans email looking for ad keywords, but some have been upset that Google hasn't spelled this out -- enough so that there are several privacy lawsuits underway....
03:13 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget This smiley face is either a perfectly fitting typo or the world's first emoticon
It turns out that the emoticon might be a bit older than we originally thought. Literary critic Levi Stahl has found what could possibly be the first instance of a ":)" in Robert Herrick's 1648 poem ...
02:51 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands
One stretch of road in the Netherlands may make you feel like you're cruising through a video game. A new glow-in-the-dark pavement has replaced power-sucking streetlights for a 500m (.3mi) piece of ...
02:06 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Broadcasters' backup plans for thwarting Aereo include live TV streaming
The big US broadcasters are primarily leaning on legal action to shut down Aereo's antenna-based streaming TV service, but what if the startup prevails in court? Apparently, the media giants aren't t...
01:21 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Xbox One's April update rolls out tonight to bring back friend sign-in notifications
Ready for more new features on your Xbox One? Major Nelson just announced that the April software update Microsoft has been beta testing will start rolling out to all systems tonight. The big new fea...
01:21 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget The April Xbox One update is here, finally lets it notify you when friends come online
Ready for more new features on your Xbox One? Major Nelson just announced that the April software update Microsoft has been beta testing will start rolling out to all systems tonight. The big new fea...
12:33 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Office comes to the Chrome Web Store along with a slew of upgrades
Microsoft isn't done with Office updates just because it released Office for iPad and made Office Mobile completely free -- it has a bunch of improvements in store for Office Online, too. To start wi...
12:05 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google Glass Kit Kat update arrives ahead of tomorrow's big sale, but removes video calling
Still need a push to drop $1,500 on Google's Glass headset when they go on sale to all US residents tomorrow? After skipping a couple of months, the team behind it is pushing a big software update la...
12:05 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google Glass KitKat update arrives ahead of tomorrow's big sale, but removes video calling
Still need a push to drop $1,500 on Google's Glass headset when they go on sale to all US residents tomorrow? After skipping a couple of months, the team behind it is pushing a big software update la...
12:05 am -04 - Tue, April 15, 2014
Engadget Google Glass KitKat update lands ahead of tomorrow's big sale, removes video calling
Still need a push to drop $1,500 on Google's Glass headset when they go on sale to all US residents tomorrow? After skipping a couple of months, the team behind it is pushing a big software update la...
11:52 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Windows Phone 8.1 review, Google buys a drone company, and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget The NSA issues its own suggestions for avoiding lost Heartbleed data
The United States National Security Agency may or may not have known about the security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed," but now that it's a widely publicized issue, the agency has some safety su...
10:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Chrome OS now lets you dock small apps on the side
Chrome OS just became much more useful for multitaskers. Google has updated the web-centric platform with support for docking smaller apps along the screen edge, la Windows 8; you can now keep a Han...
10:22 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget The first HTC One will get Sense 6 in US and Canada by the end of May
Sorry, HTC, we're still not going to call it the "Sixth Sense." That's the phone maker's name for Sense 6, the latest version of its Android user interface. For the uninitiated, this is the update th...
10:06 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Banksy's latest works tackle technology, surveillance and our crumbling humanity
They say that the best art imitates life, and let's be honest, our lives are increasingly controlled by technology. After tackling war, human rights and censorship, legendary and anonymous street art...
09:47 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget This is how Samsung thinks normal people use smartwatches
Samsung's track record on smartwatch marketing has been, shall we say, mixed. Its nostalgic sci-fi TV spot for the Galaxy Gear was a hit, but its awkward (and slightly creepy) romantic skier ad? Not ...
09:28 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Leaked icons indicate Android may enjoy a redesign soon
The Google I/O developer conference is just over two months away, but it's never too early to start opining about what the software giant is planning to show. Try not to be overwhelmed with excitemen...
09:10 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Snowden leaks and NSA reporting win Pulitzer Prizes
Both The Guardian and The Washington Post were announced as Pulitzer Prize winners today in the public service category. The prizes were awarded for The Guardian's Edward Snowden work, which revealed...
08:44 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Anyone can sign up to buy Google Glass tomorrow; will you?
Tomorrow, as most everyone in the US knows, is tax day. It's also the one day where Google will open up the sale of its Glass wearable to the general public, meaning you won't need that Explorer invi...
08:36 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Netflix speeds soar on Comcast following controversial deal
The past few months have been very active for Netflix, as it's faced new challenges with getting its video streams into homes. It responded to customer complaints and dropping average speeds by makin...
08:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 392: The whiskey 'sode
After a chance meeting with Distiller app co-founder Mikael Mossberg and in-house whiskey expert Stephanie Moreno at this year's SXSW event, a unique podcast concept was born. In this Very Special Ep...
07:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Mozilla picks interim CEO as it tries to move past controversy
Previous CEO Brendan Eich lasted just 11 days as head of the Firefox company. He resigned last week amid political backlash; Eich contributed $1,000 to California's controversial Proposition 8, a bil...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Watch SpaceX's ambitious launch of a reusable rocket Update: launch scrubbed
Haste makes waste, and you have to move awfully fast to break out of Earth's atmosphere. After today, however, space travel might be a tad more sustainable. SpaceX is testing a new, reusable version ...
07:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Watch SpaceX's ambitious launch of a reusable rocket (update: launch scrubbed)
Haste makes waste, and you have to move awfully fast to break out of Earth's atmosphere. After today, however, space travel might be a tad more sustainable. SpaceX is testing a new, reusable version ...
06:25 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Google beats Facebook to acquisition of drone maker
Google has just agreed to buy Titan Aerospace, a maker of high-altitude solar-powered drones that was in acquisition talks with Facebook just a few months ago. The Mountain View company hopes to use ...
05:56 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Prime-time TV enjoys its highest ratings since 2007
The drastic change in the way people consume media has stirred up the argument that TV as we knew it is dead. But while prime-time ratings have dipped since the rise of services like Netflix and soli...
05:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Crooks use Heartbleed exploit to steal 900 Canadian tax IDs
While it might not be the worst case scenario, a security breach at the Canada Revenue Agency could be the worst known real-world exploit of the Heartbleed vulnerability since it went global last wee...
05:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget LogAnalysis maps the structure of gangs using phone records
It's no surprise that law enforcement agencies use mobile phone records to investigate criminal activity, but a platform called LogAnalysis could facilitate some of the most sophisticated analysis fo...
04:34 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget A total lunar eclipse is happening tonight, and here's how you can watch
You may have a good excuse to stay up late tonight. A rare total lunar eclipse, where the Earth casts a shadow over the entire Moon, is due to start at 12:53AM Eastern. Our celestial neighbor should ...
03:59 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Swedish students cook up a way to pay with your hands
Big companies have been trying to make in-store payments with mobile devices a thing for years, which makes Frederik Leifland's approach awfully refreshing by comparison. There's no smartphone, no NF...
03:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget The UK's stolen phone market is as healthy as ever
It may be easy to report and track stolen smartphones in the UK, but that's not preventing some of the country's shops from selling these ill-gotten handsets. A BBC undercover operation has revealed ...
02:51 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile is killing overages on all plans starting this June
T-Mobile hasn't quite been as UnCarrier as some would like. Despite the network's turn toward overage-free service, there's still occasional chances that you'll pay extra for heavy use -- especially ...
02:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Facebook's making moves to challenge PayPal
After attempts to kickstart its own virtual currency stalled, Facebook may soon get into the business of sending real money between you and your friends. According to The Financial Times, the social ...
02:06 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget BBC's Sport app now delivers real-time goal notifications
While the BBC's Vidiprinter dutifully does its job providing us with all of the goals around the grounds, many have ditched TV and now use a smartphone to check the latest football results. The BBC S...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget The 'world's smallest' laptop adapter debuts on Kickstarter for $79
Back at CES in January, MIT spin-off FINsix unveiled the "world's smallest" 65W laptop adapter, and it even managed to nab a nomination for our Best Startup award. Fast forward to today, the company ...
12:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget UN: fixing climate change is affordable
One of the biggest arguments against fixing climate change is that it would cost too much. Not so, says the UN's climate change panel, which has found that abandoning fossil fuels would only knock ar...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone's latest update finally makes the OS feel whole
Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and it's never anywhere close to perfect on the first try. Tenaciously, each OS gets better with each new iteration...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 finally makes the OS feel whole
Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and it's never anywhere close to perfect on the first try. Tenaciously, each OS gets better with each new iteration...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 review: Microsoft's mobile OS finally feels whole
Android, iOS, Windows Phone. Each of these mobile platforms had to start somewhere, and none were anywhere near perfect on the first try. Fortunately, each OS gets better with each iteration until, a...
11:05 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Microsoft offers early download of Windows Phone 8.1
We get it. You want to download Windows Phone 8.1 as soon as possible just to see if Cortana is really as cool on a mobile device as she is in the Halo series. Or, perhaps it's the new Action Center ...
10:10 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Amazon brings BBC's Sherlock, Dr. Who and more to Prime Instant Video
Amazon's Prime Instant Video streaming service is no stranger to BBC content, but today the two have inked a new deal to bring more British TV shows to the platform formerly known as LoveFilm. There ...
08:50 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Age of Empires marches on iOS this summer
Even if we wanted to, we can't (rather, shouldn't) play Age of Empires all day. This summer it'll become a time-sinking possibility, however, with an AoE spin-off headed to iOS. The teaser video drop...
08:50 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Age of Empires marches on mobile devices this summer
Even if we wanted to, we can't (rather, shouldn't) play Age of Empires all day. This summer it'll become a time-sinking possibility, however, with an AoE spin-off headed to iOS, Android and Windows P...
07:29 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget LG's top-end G3 phone will rock a Quad HD display
So far, we've only come across beyond-1080p panels in a couple of Chinese phones, like the Oppo Find 7 and the Vivo Xplay 3S. But the spec is definitely about to go mainstream, as LG has just confirm...
06:34 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Samsung's 'Kapture The Moment' event hints at new camera-centric phone
Samsung just posted a mysterious invitation for an April 29th event, but it'd be more intriguing if we hadn't already seen alleged specs and a picture of the soon-to-be-revealed device. That'd be the...
04:49 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget This tiny generator can power wearable devices using your body heat
Many wearables have decent enough battery life, but you know what'll make them even better? If we never have to recharge them at all. That's why researchers have been developing small power sources t...
03:40 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget Before the iPhone was announced, Android didn't support touchscreen input
Ahead of Apple revealing its first smartphone, Google's plans for Android back in 2006 involved physical keys for control and no touchscreen input support. Revealed in court documents from the ensuin...
02:06 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget How would you change the Pebble?
Talk about Kickstarter and, inevitably, Pebble will come up. The smartwatch received over $10 million in funding, and was one of the biggest success stories to come from the site. What's interesting,...
12:32 am -04 - Mon, April 14, 2014
Engadget NASA is looking for an alternative to battery power for its spacecraft
NASA knows that conventional battery power won't cut it at a certain point, especially when the agency's vehicles travel into deep space. To that end, it's asking both public institutions and compani...
10:52 pm -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Joystiq weekly wrap-up: Fire-breathing lizards, big bad wolves and giant robots
Welcome to the first edition of the Joystiq Weekly Wrap-up, where we present some of the best stories and biggest news from our beloved sister-publication. After the break you'll find, among other th...
08:36 pm -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Turkey's prime minister accuses Twitter of tax evasion
Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan isn't happy that free speech rights thwarted his desires to block Twitter and silence corruption allegations, so he's switching to plan B: accuse Twitter o...
06:45 pm -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: GS5 and Fire TV reviews, Sony's Yoshida on VR, and more!
Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard m...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget IRL: A rant about Nintendo's Virtual Console service
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. Before you ...
04:04 pm -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget NSA can keep quiet on internet flaws it discovers in 'clear national security' cases
When news of the Heartbleed internet security bug broke last week, Bloomberg reported that the NSA may have known about the OpenSSL flaw for years, using it to gain info instead of warning the public...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: sun-powered plane, Baobed treehouse and modular 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.Airplanes are major CO2 emitters, but it doesn't need to b...
11:17 am -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space
In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station...
07:46 am -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget IRS tastes its own medicine, will pay Microsoft millions for Windows XP support
Usually, the Internal Revenue Service is the one getting paid this time of year, but Uncle Sam will be lining someone else's pockets this tax season because of its attachment to Windows XP. In case y...
04:33 am -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Science learns which male dance moves the ladies like
We're not here to tell you folks how to get down in the club, but if you're a guy wanting to get noticed (in a good way) by the opposite sex the next time you're at the discotheque, listen up. Resear...
01:59 am -04 - Sun, April 13, 2014
Engadget Sid Meier's latest Civilization game reaches for the stars
If you were worried that legendary game developer Sid Meier wouldn't get his chance to make a new Alpha Centauri, it's time to put those fears to bed. Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming this fall, ...
11:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget What is Heartbleed, anyway?
If you're an IT professional, gadget blogger or token geek in your circle of friends, chances are, you've been hounded relentlessly over the past couple of days about "this Heartbleed thing.""Do I ne...
10:02 pm -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2004: Rio Carbon
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.Before the Rio Carbon arrived to take on Apple's iPod juggernaut in ...
08:12 pm -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Audi competition aims to unlock the potential of connected cars
We've all heard about how connected and self-driving cars from Google, BMW and others are going to change our lives, but how? Audi wants to find out with its Urban Future Award, a four-city, multidis...
06:50 pm -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Syfy's 'most ambitious TV series to date' is based on 'The Expanse' novels
If you can believe it, Syfy may be getting back to its pre-name change roots. A notable addition to its plans for the next year is a new TV series based on a popular series of sci-fi books known as T...
04:29 pm -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Webcomic explains Heartbleed bug like you're five
So, you understand what that terrible Heartbleed bug's all about, but you can't really explain it in words even a five-year-old can understand. Here's what you should do when someone asks at your wee...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Fire TV questions, remembering Windows XP, Chromebooks 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...
10:19 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget NBC's iOS app can now send shows to your TV, sort of
The big US broadcasters like to tout the strength of their mobile TV apps, but actually viewing the apps' content on a TV has frequently proven elusive. That's a rather glaring omission, don't you th...
03:57 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Blizzard's Warcraft card game is getting an undead single-player expansion
Were you hoping for a single-player campaign in Blizzard's Warcraft-themed card game, Hearthstone? Well, you're getting one. The outfit's announced Curse of Naxxramas at PAX East, and, in addition to...
03:25 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Galaxy S5 review, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on 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...
03:04 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Watch NASA simulate a Mars landing on Earth to test supersonic parachutes
To make sure the (very expensive) equipment we're sending to Mars don't crash into the ground, NASA's putting its huge supersonic parachutes through a grueling test. Wait, what do parachutes have to ...
02:47 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Sprint customers might get discounts on Spotify music subscriptions
Just because AT&T has Beats Music in its corner doesn't mean that other carriers can't offer a few audio-themed deals of their own. Case in point, Sprint: Recode claims that the network is announ...
02:19 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Cloudflare Challenge proves 'worst case scenario' for Heartbleed is actually possible
Many already thought that the "Heartbleed" security flaw in OpenSSL could be used to steal SSL keys from a server, but now there's proof. This is important because if someone stole the private decryp...
01:39 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget Hear Palmer Luckey explain why Oculus VR joined Facebook
Last month's news that Facebook bought startup Oculus VR for $2 billion spurred many loud and often furious reactions from gamers and especially those who participated in the project's initial Kickst...
12:32 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget TiVo update lets you set recording defaults, when it isn't creating chaos
TiVo has been rolling out a firmware update that has given some DVR users a lot more than they were bargaining for. Officially, the refresh supplies Mini, Premiere and Roamio units with a very helpfu...
12:32 am -04 - Sat, April 12, 2014
Engadget TiVo update lets you set recording defaults, when it isn't creating chaos (update: fix on the way)
TiVo has been rolling out a firmware update that has given some DVR users a lot more than they were bargaining for. Officially, the refresh supplies Mini, Premiere and Roamio units with a very helpfu...
11:49 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Microsoft tests Live Tiles you can use without leaving the Start screen
Even Microsoft knows that Windows Live Tiles have so much potential to be a lot better, especially on touchscreen devices. In fact, a group of the company's researchers in Asia have apparently been w...
11:26 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget We may soon use lasers to redirect lightning strikes
If there's one thing you should know about Engadget, it's that we absolutely love lasers. And thanks to the University of Arizona and University of Central Florida, our favorite pulsating form of lig...
10:58 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget 'Let Me Google That For You' may be the best Senate bill ever
Soon "Let me Google That For You" might not be just a phrase you hear from annoyed friends when you ask a silly question, it might be a law. No, really. Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Claire McCaskil...
10:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Laboratory-grown vaginas offer help for girls born with rare genetic condition
We've seen all kinds of regenerative medicine transplants over the past few years, including windpipes and the larynx. Now, a research team at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina has...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Sir David Attenborough's latest wildlife show is coming to VR headsets
Ever want to get immersed in a wildlife documentary? Like, really immersed? You're going to get your chance soon. Atlantic Productions has revealed to Realscreen that its upcoming Sir David Attenboro...
09:57 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Sir David Attenborough's latest wildlife show is coming to VR headsets (updated)
Ever want to get immersed in a wildlife documentary? Like, really immersed? You're going to get your chance soon. Atlantic Productions has revealed to Realscreen that its upcoming Sir David Attenboro...
09:31 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Laptop and tablet deals of the week: 4.11.14
Laptops allow you to get work done on the go and tablets are certainly nice to have around, but the price of admission for both can be a significant investment. That's where we come in. We've compile...
09:12 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Amazon phone reportedly coming in September with glasses-free 3D
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Amazon's getting ready to launch a phone. This is actually one of the longest-running rumors we've heard, with the first reports stretching back to 2012. So w...
08:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Virtuix Omni treadmill will get gamers off the couch in July
If you pre-ordered the Virtuix Omni virtual-reality treadmill, it's time to start rearranging the living room furniture. Early backers will be able to strap on their Oculus Rift and start shooting in...
08:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Coachella is streaming live on YouTube, and you might even chat with the bands
It's that time of year once again: Google and T-Mobile are streaming the Coachella festival live on YouTube. Tune in between April 11th and April 13th and you'll see big-name musicians play without m...
08:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget AT&T hacker Andrew 'Weev' Auernheimer's fraud conviction gets reversed
Like him or not, Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer has been at the center of a legal maelstrom ever since he helped collect email addresses of 114,000 iPad owners that AT&T left unsecured and shared the ...
07:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget A Very Special Episode of the Engadget Podcast is live at 4PM ET!
Nerds cannot live on tech news alone. That's why, every so often, we'll be hosting a Very Special Episode of the Engadget Podcast where we touch upon the cultural and social impacts of the technology...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Bloomberg: NSA used Heartbleed exploit for 'years' without alerting affected websites, the public
The United States National Security Security Agency reportedly used the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" security exploit to access information, Bloomberg reports. According to two unnamed sources, th...
07:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Bloomberg: NSA used Heartbleed exploit for 'years' without alerting affected websites, the public (update: NSA response)
The United States National Security Security Agency reportedly used the recently uncovered "Heartbleed" security exploit to access information, Bloomberg reports. According to two unnamed sources, th...
06:46 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Who's your daddy? Sprint and Softbank depict bizarre family portraits
With its Framily plans, Sprint wants you to convince friends, family and possibly outright strangers, to join the carrier and chip a few bucks off your bill. It's even created a new ad series to show...
06:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 review: a solid improvement, but don't rush to upgrade
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 and a trio of Gear smartwatches, the company made a big to-do about how it listens to its customers. We know, we know: Every company's supposed to be doing that. B...
05:55 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget DirecTV's Genie DVR extenders clip the cord with a wireless version
DirecTV's Genie DVR setup will serve up to eight rooms in your house (four at once) but what if you're trying to get TV outside, or in a room that's not already wired? It's not the most common situat...
05:05 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Watch filmmakers render realistic CG on the fly using $14k of graphics cards
A new short film teaser has taken digital character rendering to a new level, making real time motion capture a lot easier for animators. While working on "Construct" (see the stunning video after th...
04:24 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Facebook report shows where and how often it blocked illegal content
Facebook's plan isn't a secret: Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world, be it through the website proper or a buzzy, expensive mobile messaging app. Breaking down communication barriers also mean...
04:05 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget NYC restaurant inspectors could soon wear video cameras
Wearable cameras could soon see a more practical application than thrill-capturing GoPros. A new bill introduced by Republican Minority Leader Vincent Ignizio would bring wearable cameras to NYC rest...
03:34 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Sprint's cellphone for kids lets parents keep a close watch
Many parents are comfortable with giving cellphones to teens, but young kids are a different story -- how do you introduce them to mobile technology without also exposing them to all kinds of dangers...
03:03 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Philippe Starck wants you to make 3D-printed custom furniture
Philippe Starck is no longer satisfied with crafting exotic-looking products that don't change -- he wants to give you control over the design process. He tells the Wall Street Journal that his newly...
02:32 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition coming soon to Verizon
Samsung released Developer Editions of the Galaxy SIII and S4, so it's not a huge surprise to see a similarly-equipped Galaxy S5 appear on the company's website. The listing reveals that a CDMA-capab...
02:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget US will force Facebook to protect WhatsApp user privacy
When Facebook bought WhatsApp, some were worried that the messenger would go back on its promise not to collect swathes of personal data in the style of its new owner. Luckily for you, the FTC has ot...
01:20 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Sony's Shuhei Yoshida loves that Facebook bought Oculus, says it helps validate PlayStation's efforts
"I woke up that morning and saw the announcement," Shuhei Yoshida tells us, remembering the day Facebook acquired Oculus VR. "And I was like, yeah!" Yoshida laughs and thrusts his arms in the air lik...
01:19 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Xbox One Titanfall bundle now costs 349, the same as a PS4 in the UK
Next-gen console price wars have officially hit the UK, and they're getting serious. Going one better than their US counterparts, British retailers have slashed the cost of the Xbox One Titanfall edi...
01:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget An oral history of the last 20 years of gaming, as told by PlayStation's Shuhei Yoshida
The three weeks out of every month that Shuhei Yoshida's in Japan, he has the same routine every day. He wakes up, opens a tablet, and gets back to work on PlayStation consumer feedback via his favor...
12:26 pm -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Engadget Eurocast 059 - 4.11.14
Big changes have been brewing for the Eurocast crew in the fortnight they've been away. Engadget UK has officially launched, providing a home base for all things British and eliminating all the rubbi...
11:56 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Razer delays Nabu wearable launch to avoid Fitbit-like skin complaints
Razer's Nabu wearable won't launch until late May or early June, according to various developers who've received an email regarding the delay. The "smart band," which took home our People's Choice Aw...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Super high-res AMOLED mobile screens are finally arriving
While Samsung said in January that it's hard at work on a 2,560 x 1,440 AMOLED panel, it won't be the first to show one off. That honor goes to AU Optronics, a Taiwanese display company that makes sc...
11:19 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Samsung beaten to the punch on next-gen mobile screens
While Samsung said in January that it's hard at work on a QHD (that's 2,560 x 1,440) AMOLED panel, it won't be the first to show one off. That honor goes to AU Optronics, a Taiwanese display company ...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Sony warns users that its VAIO Fit risks catching fire
As Sony prepares to get out of the PC business, reports of a battery defect in one of its new notebooks will do little to preserve a happy memory of its legacy. The Wall Street Journal reports that a...
10:35 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Sony warns users that its VAIO Fit risks catching fire (update)
As Sony prepares to get out of the PC market, reports of a battery defect in one of its new notebooks will do little to preserve a happy memory of its legacy. The Wall Street Journal reports that an ...
10:30 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Where to buy Samsung's Galaxy S5
As some of you will probably know, today marks the global launch of Samsung's Galaxy S5 and wearable Gear range. And, as is the case with nearly all flagship phones, everyone wants a piece of the act...
09:53 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Formula E's first public tests to begin in the UK on July 4th
After it completed its successful test debut at France's La Fert Gaucher circuit late last year, the Spark-Renault SRT_01E Formula E car now has a place to call home: the UK's Donington Park. Organiz...
08:55 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Chrome beta for Android makes it easy to send web video to Chromecast
You no longer have to engage in some hidden setting gymnastics just to send web videos from Chrome for Android to your Chromecast. Google has rolled out a Chrome 35 beta that lets you deliver "some" ...
07:24 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Oppo's bringing another LTE phone to the US (and it might just be affordable)
Oppo has a reputation for clever smartphones, but there's a good reason why you rarely see its devices in the US: it hasn't had local LTE data until the (currently unreleased) Find 7, and that's not ...
06:30 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget How PlayStation Move shaped the PS4
The PlayStation Move has been called a lot of bad names. It's the PlayStation peripheral that's least used by game devs, least purchased by console owners, and least spoken of by Sony itself. Some of...
05:02 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Watch Nintendo execs vie for the love of Princess Zelda in its latest game
Nintendo's had some success with approximating the mundanity of real life in the past, but its latest attempt looks like it'll amp up the crazy rather dramatically. In Tomodachi Life you import a col...
03:05 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Staples is launching an in-store 3D printing service
First it sold select 3D printers in stores, then it sold print-by-mail services in Europe -- now Staples is offering US customers a chance to print objects on-demand and on-site. The company's launch...
02:19 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget EA won't let a server shutdown turn out the lights on old Battlefield games
Video games and movies crib ideas from each other quite a bit these days, but seeing Electronic Arts go back and save some of its fallen comrades is a bit unexpected. The outfit's announced that in t...
01:46 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget BMW wants to put super-efficient OLED tail lights on your next car
The tail lights on most existing cars leave a lot to be desired: they're big, power-hungry and need reflectors to be visible from all angles. BMW is clearly frustrated with those clunky designs, as i...
01:34 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Getting to know Xbox's Phil Spencer, Nintendo's rarest game 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...
12:49 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget The Heartbleed bug is affecting routers, too
Read our Heartbleed defense primer? Good, but the fight for your privacy isn't over just yet: you might have to replace your router, too. Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks have announced that the He...
12:17 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Yes, Amazon's delivery drones are real (maybe)
If you've been dreaming of drone-delivered packages since Amazon announced Prime Air last year -- apparently your dreams are getting a little closer to reality. In its 2013 letter to shareholders pub...
12:01 am -04 - Fri, April 11, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 393 - 4.10.14
HD news seems to be tumbling out of the sky like big, fat, high-definition raindrops and we've got it all covered in this week's episode. Both Richard and Ben have spent some time with Amazon's Fire ...
11:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Big music labels file their own lawsuit against Megaupload over piracy
The seemingly inevitable has happened: following in the footsteps of the MPAA, the big music labels behind the RIAA have filed a copyright lawsuit against Megaupload. The companies assert that Kim Do...
11:01 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget This Bluetooth speaker projects sound in 360 degrees
There are few topics that can set a gadget conversation alight than the humble Bluetooth speaker. Why? Partly thanks to cheap asian products that have given the category a bad name. And, partly becau...
10:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Bloomberg: US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign
The woman in charge of guiding United States health policy and the figurehead of Healthcare.gov, Kathleen Sebelius, is reportedly resigning from her position. Bloomberg cites sources within the Obama...
10:03 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Facebook wants to clean up spam in your News Feed
"1 like = $1." "1 like = 1 Respect." "If you don't share this, you're literally the devil."We'll bet you've seen the above way too often on Facebook. Thankfully, the social network's now showing thes...
09:35 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Inside the UberPITCH 'Cash Cab'
When Matt Oscamou headed out to Starbucks Wednesday afternoon, he had no clue he'd be leaving half an hour later in an Uber with a venture capitalist (VC) from Google. "My preparation window was not ...
09:06 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget This robot printer runs around the page laying down ink
Most pocket-sized printers are really shrunken versions of what you'd see on your desk. Rather boring, don't you think? Zuta Labs' upcoming Pocket Printer robot may liven things up a little. Instead ...
08:27 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Twitter introduces pop-up notifications on the web
It's been a week full of announcements from Twitter: first the social network debuted a new (arguably Facebook-like) profile design, and today it's officially introducing real-time notifications on t...
08:12 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Amazon buys popular comic book app platform Comixology
There's nothing quite like taking a massive, heavy library of beloved books and shrinking it into an e-reader. Amazon, having already accomplished that with its tremendously popular digital book serv...
08:12 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Amazon buys popular comic book app platform Comixology (update)
There's nothing quite like taking a massive, heavy library of beloved books and shrinking it into an e-reader. Amazon, having already accomplished that with its tremendously popular digital book serv...
08:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget EA Sports wants its 2014 World Cup game to appeal to all, not just FIFA fans
"We don't have limitless resources. We wanted to bring the game to as many people as possible and right now that was the 360 and PS3." That's what 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil's lead producer Mat Prior...
07:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Aereo brings live TV to Chromecast on May 29th
About the only thing Google's $35 Chromecast dongle can't do is let you watch live television, but that won't be the case for much longer. Starting on May 29, streaming television startup Aereo will ...
07:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget The PlayStation 4 is getting a game you can play using your voice
Voice-controlled gaming isn't quite as easy to pull off on the PlayStation 4 as it is on the Xbox One (that Kinect comes in handy), but Iridium Studios is out to prove that it's no big challenge. The...
07:18 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Google's opening up Glass to everyone for one day only (good luck getting one)
Until now, Google Glass has been quite the exclusive club: either you bought one at Google's 2013 I/O conference, or you called in a favor from a friend who did. Now, though, for one day only, Google...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget CNNx app lets you watch only the news you care about
Since you're here, we figure you're pretty comfortable in using the internet to get your news. CNN has noticed that trend as well, and is making the jump to the next generation with CNNx. Initially a...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about
Since you're here, we figure you're pretty comfortable in using the internet to get your news. CNN has noticed that trend as well, and is making the jump to the next generation with CNNx. Initially a...
06:17 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget NikeFuel integration is coming to MyFitnessPal, RunKeeper and Strava
Nike's line of FuelBand wearables have been a popular choice for those looking to keep tabs on daily activity, but Fuel tallies haven't meant much outside of the company's own apps. Now, with the lau...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Google will protect your phone by looking for sketchy apps you already installed
Got an Android device with access to Google's Play Store? Congratulations: it's about to become even more resistant to malware, and you'll barely have to lift a finger. You see, for around two years ...
05:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Google will protect your phone by looking for sketchy apps you've already installed
Got an Android device with access to Google's Play Store? Congratulations: It's about to become even more resistant to malware, and you'll barely have to lift a finger. You see, for around two years ...
05:01 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry's about money first, phones second (and that's just fine)
BlackBerry's future as a phonemaker came into question yesterday when Reuters reported that CEO John Chen would consider selling its handset division. Naturally, the company sought to set the record ...
04:36 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Sony's A7s turns night into (very noisy) day with ISO 409,600
This week, Sony announced the A7s, a full-frame mirrorless camera that captures 4K video. But the 12-megapixel shooter has a few more tricks up its sleeve, including a phenomenally high top sensitivi...
04:12 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget In France, you can buy a phone contract from a vending machine
French folks will soon be able to pick up a phone plan as easily as a baguette thanks to a network of SIM-vending kiosks arriving in the nation. Operator Free Mobile, well known for its ultra-cheap c...
03:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's new kid's laptop has a folding, Yoga-like screen (and there's a Chrome OS version too)
Here's how you unveil a product and make sure no one hears about it: bury the news in a press release the same day you announce you're buying an iconic tech company for $3 billion. That's right: ever...
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Play Nintendo's rarest game game on your Wii U right now
Nintendo World Championships is a game for Nintendo's first major game console, the NES. It's notorious for popping up every few years on places like eBay and fetching a ton of dough. You won't find ...
03:12 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Play Nintendo's rarest game on your Wii U
Nintendo World Championships is a game for Nintendo's first major game console, the NES. It's notorious for popping up every few years on places like eBay and fetching a ton of dough. You won't find ...
02:34 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Galaxy S5 is trickier to repair than its ancestor
An easily expandable phone isn't always an easily repairable phone. If you need proof, take a look at iFixit's newly completed teardown of the Galaxy S5. While Samsung's latest flagship gets some kud...
02:07 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Inside Samsung's new London 'Experience' store
A few minutes walk from the hub of Oxford Circus, Samsung's new Experience store in the heart of London is nothing if not underwhelming on approach. Tucked away under scaffolding and hoarding, and fl...
01:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Free camera app turns extra 4K pixels into pristine HD video
The incoming Panasonic GH4 has broken new ground with 4K, high-bit-rate video for a mere $1,700, but if you want more than 8-bits? It's doable, but only if you also budget for a pricey external recor...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Getting to know Microsoft's new Xbox lead, Phil Spencer
When Phil Spencer was appointed the new head of Xbox following the departure of longtime lead Marc Whitten, he promised a re-focus on gaming across all Microsoft platforms. That wasn't a huge surpris...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Google Play Music can now stream direct to Sonos on Android
Let's face it, as cool as Sonos is, that Android app is ugly. You should definitely be rolling with the beta version. The new (and much cleaner, and less blue) look isn't the big news though. That ho...
12:01 pm -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Three days with TomTom's Multi-Sport Cardio Sport Watch (2014)
TomTom's always made fitness wearables on the side, but now that everyone's in on that action, the Dutch firm has had to up its game. The 2014-era refreshes of its GPS watches now include optical pul...
10:54 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget eBay attempts to lure back UK users with 20 free listings a month
Amazon might now be the defacto marketplace to buy and sell online goods in the UK, but eBay believes its "good surprise" might just lure customers back into the world of online auctions. In a bid to...
09:46 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget OneNote team goes off-key with Les Mis parody
Sometimes, it's easy to get so excited that you spontaneously burst into song. After all, that's the logic behind most musicals, no? Microsoft's OneNote team took that idea and ran with it, cribbing ...
09:02 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Pre-orders for the Surface 2 with LTE are now open in the UK
Microsoft's LTE-equipped Surface 2 has only been available in limited markets since it was formally announced, but today the company has said it's opening pre-orders in the UK. As per the company's u...
08:39 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Death of Windows XP can't quite reverse slowing PC sales
The official end to Windows XP support may have sent many companies into a panic, but it was good news for PC manufacturers this winter... well, sort of. Both Gartner and IDC report a big increase in...
07:40 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Nikon's J4 mirrorless camera has bigger sensor, 20fps burst speed
Good things happen when you cram a fast image processor into a small camera body, as Nikon has shown with its new mid-range 1 model, the J4. With the latest Expeed 4A imaging engine, the CX-sensor ca...
07:40 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Nikon's J4 mirrorless camera has more megapixels, 20fps burst speed
Good things happen when you cram a fast image processor into a small camera body, as Nikon has shown with its new mid-range 1 model, the J4. With the latest Expeed 4A imaging engine, the CX-sensor ca...
07:01 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Welcome to Mars on Earth
We already know the radiation levels on Mars' surface are safe enough for us to go ahead and start building vacation homes. But, before we can finish our plans for the pool, there are still a few mor...
06:01 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Unreal Engine 4 crammed into Amazon's Fire TV - it's possible
Let's say you've paid your $19 want to see what kind of crazy shit Unreal Engine 4 is capable of. Let's also say you have a shiny new Amazon Fire TV sitting in the living room. With some patience and...
05:28 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Nikon's Coolpix S810c is a second attempt at an Android compact camera
Liked the idea of Android apps with a proper camera attached? Still itching for a Nikon camera over a Samsung one? Then perhaps the new S810c will win you over where its predecessor didn't. To start,...
04:53 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget AT&T expanding coverage to 40 more NYC subway stations
It's a crapshoot: if you're descending into one of New York City's underground subway stations, you're probably going to drop a call. It's frustrating, but it'll be a little less likely soon. AT&...
04:53 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget AT&T expanding coverage to 40 more NYC subway stations (updated)
It's a crapshoot: if you're descending into one of New York City's underground subway stations, you're probably going to drop a call. It's frustrating, but it'll be a little less likely soon. AT&...
04:30 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Facebook is trying to save you from embarrassing posts
One of the first things I do before I post anything on Facebook is to make sure I know exactly who will see it. If it's a vacation photo of me and my husband, I restrict it to friends and family. If ...
03:39 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry is willing to stop making phones if they keep losing money
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has long made it obvious that he wants to turn a profit by 2016, but it's now clear that nothing will stand in the way of that goal -- not even his company's smartphones. Whi...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget How to avoid heartburn, err, Heartbleed
Don't change your password. It's strange advice to hear when the so-called Heartbleed bug is leaving databases all over the web open and exposed, but it's applicable. Yes, security has been compromis...
03:00 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget How to avoid heartburn, er, Heartbleed
Don't change your password. It's strange advice to hear when the so-called Heartbleed bug is leaving databases all over the web open and exposed, but it's applicable. Yes, security has been compromis...
01:55 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget The Solar Impulse 2 could fly around the world without a drop of fuel
The first time we flew around the world, it was 1924 and it took four pilots 175 days to do it. Flash forward some 90 years, and an ambitious crew in Switzerland is planning to take a stab at it them...
01:39 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Fire TV review, our first time on the web 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...
12:33 am -04 - Thu, April 10, 2014
Engadget Google's modular phones: hot-swapping batteries is just the beginning
Google teased us with a behind-the-scenes look at Project Ara's progress last week, and now it's giving would-be module makers some meat to dig into with its new Module Developers Kit. As the name im...
11:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget One of the iPhone's original interface designers is leaving Apple
Greg Christie may have played a key role in developing the first iPhone, but he won't be hanging around Apple for much longer. The company has partly confirmed a 9to5 Mac report that the high-profile...
10:43 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Here's look at the future of Google Calendar for Android
See those images above? Those could become a familiar sight in the future if you religiously use Google's Calendar app for Android. This crisper, cleaner Google Calendar was recently spotted by Geek....
10:43 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Here's a look at the future of Google Calendar for Android
See those images above? Those could become a familiar sight in the future if you religiously use Google's Calendar app for Android. This crisper, cleaner Google Calendar was recently spotted by Geek....
10:05 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 6:15PM ET
It's Tuesday, which is time for the Engadget HD Podcast and we hope you'll join us for the live recording at 6:15PM. Big news from Amazon kicks off this week's show as the long awaited streamer from ...
09:54 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Air Canada to offer WiFi across many of its North American flights
If you've flown to or from Canada in recent years using one of its airlines, you've probably noticed the lack of in-flight WiFi; apart from a couple of aircraft, you're incommunicado until you reach ...
09:10 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Under Lenovo, Motorola picks a new but familiar leader
Motorola may have had to shuffle executives following Lenovo's acquisition plans, but the phone maker isn't straying far from its previous course. It just named company veteran Rick Osterloh as its P...
08:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Comcast's merger makes big cable bigger, but not better or cheaper
In a three hour hearing today (watch it here or embedded after the break, read the statements here), executives for Comcast and Time Warner Cable joined a few others taking questions about their prop...
08:20 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Facebook app ditches chat, moves to a standalone Messenger
Facebook has been testing new features inside its standalone Messenger app for months, and now the social network is pulling the chat feature from primary offering. The outfit has included messaging ...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Portable audio deals of the week: 4.9.14
Sometimes you just have to march to the beat of a different drum. Or from that of a drum in your streaming library of choice. Either way, we've got a handful of portable audio options that could make...
07:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget With R.B.I. Baseball 14, MLB takes a full swing at making its own games
Major League Baseball is bringing back a classic. But while resuscitating an old title could sometimes create a double-edged-sword effect of sorts, that's not stopping MLB from taking the chance to r...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Live out your J.A.R.V.I.S. fantasies with a Raspberry Pi
Siri, Cortana and Google Now are all inspired by the computers that Dave Bowman, Captain Picard and Iron Man use on a daily basis. But what if you wanted to turn your home into a voice-activated have...
07:25 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Bring voice control to your home on the cheap with a Raspberry Pi
Siri, Cortana and Google Now are all inspired by the computers that Dave Bowman, Captain Picard and Iron Man use on a daily basis. But what if you wanted to turn your home into a voice-activated have...
06:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Firefox OS' new interface looks both very modern and very familiar
Mozilla promised that Firefox OS was getting a gigantic interface redesign later this year, and it's now clear just how ambitious that remake will be. Ahmed Nefzaoui and Soren Hentzchel have provided...
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Google has patched most of its major services from the Heartbleed Bug
We first learned of the Heartbleed Bug that allowed access to loads of sensitive internet data usually locked down by OpenSSL encryption just hours ago. And Google has been hard at work on the fixes....
06:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Google has patched most of its major services from the 'Heartbleed' security bug
Now that we know about the Heartbleed bug that allows access to sensitive internet data usually locked down by OpenSSL encryption, Google is of course one of the internet services hard at work applyi...
06:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Ultra HD's the word at NAB 2014
Whether you call it 4K or Ultra HD, next-gen television sets are on their way to your living room. Some experts expect sales in the US alone to approach one million this year, with early adopters ope...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dropbox Carousel to organize your lifelong memories in one app
It's not every day that a company shows off literal vacation slides as part of a press event, but Dropbox did it today as a way to introduce Carousel. It's an app for both iOS and Android that takes ...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dropbox Carousel organizes your lifelong memories in one app
It's not every day that a company shows off literal vacation slides as part of a press event, but Dropbox did it today as a way to introduce Carousel. It's an app for both iOS and Android that takes ...
05:44 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dropbox's Carousel organizes your lifelong memories in one app
It's not every day that a company shows off literal vacation slides as part of a press event, but Dropbox did it today as a way to introduce Carousel. It's an app for both iOS and Android that takes ...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dropbox announces Mailbox for Android and Desktop
Dropbox is proclaiming that it's ready to launch "a new chapter," but what exactly does that mean for the cloud storage king? In addition to its ability to combine business and personal storage accou...
05:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dropbox brings the popular Mailbox email app to Android and desktop
Dropbox is proclaiming that it's ready to launch "a new chapter," but what exactly does that mean for the cloud storage king? In addition to its ability to combine business and personal storage accou...
05:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dropbox makes it easier to handle personal and business storage by linking accounts
If you're the sort of person that likes to use Dropbox for Business and pleasure, your road has been a bit rough. Up until now, you had to keep them as two separate accounts and switching between the...
05:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget My First Time on the World Wide Web
The World Wide Web. It sounds like such a silly thing when you actually spell out those consecutive W's. Nowadays, we just say "the internet," but once upon a time the web was a new and exciting thin...
04:27 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget 'Transparent' Land Rover hood shows the rubber meeting the road (video)
So far, invisibility systems for cars have been pretty lame or not terrible useful. Land Rover seems to have finally nailed it with the "transparent bonnet" (hood) on its Discover Vision concept car....
04:15 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung opens its first 'Experience' stores across the UK
Samsung's dabbled in creating dedicated spaces for UK shoppers a few times, but unlike arch-rival Apple, hasn't built up any long-standing retail presence. That's not the case in other regions, thoug...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Join us for a Very Special Edition of the Engadget Podcast at 4PM ET on Friday
Nerds cannot live on tech news alone. That's why, every so often, we'll be hosting a Very Special Edition of the Engadget Podcast where we touch upon the cultural and social impacts of the technology...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Join us for a Very Special Episode of the Engadget Podcast at 4PM ET on Friday
Nerds cannot live on tech news alone. That's why, every so often, we'll be hosting a Very Special Episode of the Engadget Podcast where we touch upon the cultural and social impacts of the technology...
03:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Harvard students learn about Apple's history through manga
There's no doubt that Harvard's Business School is serious business, but its students are surprisingly learning about the history of Apple's two Steves through a non-traditional medium: manga. Profes...
03:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile rolls out $40 Simple Starter plan for people wary of overages
Oh, you thought T-Mobile might take a breather from continually overhauling its wireless plans? Not so, dear readers. The magenta-hued carrier just announced a new $40 Simple Starter plan that grants...
03:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Richard Branson's trying to track down the 80s kid who inspired Virgin Galactic
In 1988, a young chap by the name of Shihan Musafer rang BBC children's show Going Live to ask Richard Branson if he'd ever thought about travelling to space. "I'd love to go into space, as I think p...
03:02 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dyson: 'A company that doesn't double its R&D every two years is in trouble'
Sir James Dyson just made a brief appearance in Japan, launching his series of high-end hand-dryers in a region where, according to the founder, people appear to appreciate the design and engineering...
02:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Bizarrely, the next Borderlands game is for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
The hugely popular first-person shooter series Borderlands is getting a new entry in Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a game set between the story of previous two games. Not exactly shocking, but neat no...
02:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Amazon Fire TV review: the set-top that tries to do everything
Here's the thing about Amazon: We can't figure the company out half the time. Few things embody that quite as well as the Fire TV. The company is adamant that the set-top box is not a gaming console,...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy Gear 2's battery is pretty easy to replace
After having their way with Amazon's Fire TV last week, the tool-wielding maniacs educators at iFixit are back, this time inspecting the insides of Samsung's Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. While iFixit ne...
01:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Samsung Gear 2's battery is pretty easy to replace
After having their way with Amazon's Fire TV last week, the tool-wielding maniacs educators at iFixit are back, this time inspecting the insides of Samsung's Gear 2 smartwatch. While iFixit neglected...
01:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget US denies that 'Cuban Twitter' was developed to create political unrest
Last week, we brought you the story of ZunZuneo, an oddly-named startup that sought to launch a social network like Twitter in Cuba. The twist in the tale, is that it was built and funded by the Unit...
12:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget No work emails after 6PM please, we're French
Sure, the French have it sweet with a 35 hour work week and six weeks of paid vacation. But (Mon dieu!) workers there are still bombarded with job-related emails when off the clock. They won't need t...
11:49 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Sesame Go video service offers constant Cookie Monster for $4 a month
If you were looking for another streaming service to pitch a few bucks to each month -- and you have a few Sesame Street fans in the house -- Sesame Go might be your next subscription. For $3.99 per ...
11:00 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Garmin's latest bike computer talks to your gear shifter
Bike computers have been connecting to an ever larger sphere of devices, ranging from fitness sensors to smartphones. It only makes sense, then, that they integrate with the bike itself -- and Garmin...
10:24 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Comcast could soon launch its own WiFi-powered mobile service
With companies like Verizon pushing into its broadband turf, Comcast may be pushing back with its own mobile network, according to a report from The Information. Insiders claim that, like Google, it'...
09:19 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget First UK Google Glass trial gives Parkinson's sufferers more independence
Before Glass becomes a publicly available product, Google's quietly embarked on a campaign to get its iconic eyewear into the hands of those that can use it to tackle complex issues. After it gifted ...
08:15 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Logitech's auto-dimming keyboard wants to help you dominate movie night
In the dark, finding the volume rocker on your TV's clicker can be hard enough, but F7 on a QWERTY keyboard? That's damn near impossible. To that end, Logitech thinks it has a solution for managing y...
08:04 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Microsoft teaches robots how to deal with groups and draw from memory
Us humans are good at predicting how people will behave, particularly in groups, but artificial intelligence routines still have trouble dealing with much more than controlled, one-on-one discussions...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Dyson plans big R&D expansion, starting with a new 3,000-person tech campus
One in every three Dyson employees is an engineer. That's roughly 1,700 of them and the UK-based company is looking to increase that number. It's announced plans to build a new technology campus in W...
06:46 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Momondo helps you prioritize your relationships by proximity and climate
Sure, it's easy to plan out trips to visit your friends, but Momondo believes it can add a bit of fun to that process. The travel search engine's app now features something called "friend compass" th...
05:16 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Bing Travel's airfare price predictor is gone, but not forgotten
Despite Microsoft's years of effort, most of us haven't switched from Google to Bing for our various searches. Still, one of our favorite Bing features has always been the airfare price prediction. A...
04:32 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants
If the fungal spore outbreak in The Last of Us scared the hell out of you, you'll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. ...
03:54 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Toyota's Sports Drive Logger lets you relive real life races in Gran Turismo
Imagine this: you just rounded the final bend of the Fuji Speedway International Course. Pedal jammed against the floorboard, you're neck and neck with Jenson Button, eying the finish line. Let's fac...
03:17 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Turkish ISPs make getting to YouTube a little easier, but haven't unblocked it yet
Even after the unbanning of Twitter and a court ruling in Google's favor, YouTube is still blocked in Turkey. Accessing the video streaming site did get a little easier today however, as the Wall Str...
01:59 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Implant shocks patient's spines, restores partial use of paralyzed limbs
Remember that spinal implant that helped a paraplegic man walk (albeit in a harness) back in 2011? It's now been tested on three more partially paralyzed patients -- and it's working. The original de...
01:35 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Twitter's redesign, Lightroom mobile for the 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...
01:05 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget March Madness 2014 was live streamed nearly 70 million times
Hey, look, we all know the Super Bowl is a pretty big deal. But March Madness isn't that far off, both in terms of viewership and the great dose of excitement it injects into fans. And there are numb...
12:22 am -04 - Wed, April 9, 2014
Engadget Cellular competition shrinks as Verizon swallows another small-time carrier
While many have been fretting over the possibility of reduced cellular competition if Sprint buys T-Mobile, some real reduction has just taken place. Cincinnati Bell has sold all of its spectrum to V...
11:37 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget What does Twitter want with Cover's Android lock screen? A smarter smartphone, duh
Imagine your Twitter app immediately surfacing tweets about a nearby earthquake or disaster without you having to enter a single keyword search. Or one-step switching between Instagram and Twitter so...
11:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Authentic spacesuits, rockets and more up for auction in NYC
Imagine what your friends will say when they notice your brand new space rocket just chillin' in the corner of your living room. Bonhams in NYC has plenty of items to make your neighbors jealous at i...
10:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Super Smash Bros. 3DS launches this summer, Wii U version due in winter
Jonesing for a new Super Smash Bros. game? Hope you own a 3DS: Nintendo has announced that the mobile version of the series' latest entry will land first, debuting this summer. The Wii U version will...
10:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Slimmer, lighter, juicier: Sony's revamped PS Vita hits the US on May 6th
Sony's slimmer, brighter PlayStation Vita has been making the rounds in Japanese and European game stores for months now while we in the States had to make do with the original. Well, the wait is nea...
09:44 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Weather forecasts and user photos could be headed to Chromecast's home screen
Google could be looking to the put the main screen of its Chromecast to work, just before it beams videos to your TV. Reddit user asjmcguire recently uncovered HTML code for the dongle's home screen ...
09:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of April 8th: Desolation of Smaug, Mad Men and Justified
Now that the men's NCAA basketball tournament is over, it's back to the post-March Madness grind. The second Hobbit movie is out on Blu-ray this week, but TV viewers will be waiting until Sunday for ...
07:43 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Investigator worries that UK authorities may be misusing surveillance powers
If you've ever argued that the British government is a little too nosy, you'll be glad to hear that there's some fresh evidence to back up your claims. The Interception of Communications Commissioner...
07:41 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Amazon claims it streams more instant video than Hulu or Apple
All gaming aspirations aside, Amazon says it has a good reason for building its new Fire TV set-top box: people really like its streaming video content. The company is claiming that its instant video...
07:19 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget The Weather Channel comes back to DirecTV, but now with less reality TV
After dragging on for months, a standoff between DirecTV and The Weather Channel has ended and the winner is pretty clear. In mid-January TWC went dark on the satellite service and DirecTV started pu...
07:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget The HTC One M8 has a Google Play edition, but how is it different? (hands-on)
HTC's latest flagship device, the One M8, is one of the best Android smartphones now available on the market, but what would happen to it if Google stripped the phone of some of its customizations? T...
06:36 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget FCC Chairman to broadcasters: It's time to catch up with Netflix and Yahoo
While the NAB show is all about high-end cameras and workflow solutions for broadcast professionals, the show is a great opportunity to talk about industry policy as well. Yesterday, NAB president Go...
06:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget JVC's first 4K movie cameras include one for flying drones
JVC wants into the digital moviemaking business, and it's kicking things off in style with a quartet of 4K camera prototypes that illustrate its cinematic ambitions. The highlight is the GW-GBLS1 (sh...
05:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Unreal Engine 4 to support Windows Phone and Windows RT, but not anytime soon
Unreal Engine 4's new $19 subscription option might be real tempting for developers on a budget, unless, of course, they're hoping to make games for Windows Phone and Windows RT. Although Epic Games'...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Windows XP support officially ends today, still used by over 25% of PCs
It's been over 12 years, folks: it's time to let that aging operating system go. In case the insistent cries of all your favorite applications and anyone who's used your computer recently weren't eno...
05:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Windows XP support officially ends today, still used by over 25 percent of PCs
It's been over 12 years, folks: It's time to let that aging operating system go. In case the insistent cries of all your favorite applications and anyone who's used your computer recently weren't eno...
05:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Samsung is giving the Gear Fit smartwatch a vertical display mode
The curved AMOLED screen on Samsung's Gear Fit smartwatch is alluring, but it currently has a catch: without a vertical display mode, you occasionally have to contort your arm to get a good view. Tha...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Comcast and Time Warner Cable try to convince the FCC why their merger is a good thing
The day before their executives go in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have filed joint FCC applications for their merger. Available as a blog post from Comcast ...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Comcast and Time Warner Cable try to convince the FCC that their merger is a good thing
The day before their executives go in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have filed joint FCC applications for their merger. Available as a blog post from Comcast ...
04:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Comcast and Time Warner Cable on why their merger is a good thing: 'Big isn't bad'
The day before their executives go in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have filed joint FCC applications for their merger. Available as a blog post from Comcast ...
04:16 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Netflix begins 4K streaming with House of Cards, if you have the right TV
If you're prone to skipping the intro on House of Cards, you might want to ease off the fast-forward controls in the future. Why? Because finally you can enjoy that scenic tour of Washington DC in gl...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Flying high above Vegas with the DJI Phantom 2 VisionPlus drone
There's been a lot of killer gear here at NAB, from Sony's Alpha A7s to the Blackmagic URSA. But of all the gadgets that debuted in Vegas this week, I'm most obsessed with DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ dro...
03:28 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget These plastic pipes filled with warm water help Airbus test passenger comfort on the A350
Airbus has been flying A350 test aircraft with passenger seating since February, but the European manufacturer has just now welcomed journalists (and its own photographers) on board at Germany's Airc...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget How to turn Sky's 10 Now TV box into a networked media player with Plex
At just 10, Sky's Now TV box is pretty good value for money as is. The idea, of course, is that cash continues to flow in Sky's direction by means of the film, TV and sport subscription packages, but...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win a V.I.O. Stream Battery System HD camera!
We can't help you with the lights or the action, but the professional video folks at V.I.O. will provide the camera for one lucky Engadget reader this week. We have one V.I.O. Stream Battery System, ...
02:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Court rules that the EU's data retention law violates privacy rights
The European Union has argued that telecom companies must hold on to internet and phone records for long periods to help track down evildoers, but the European Court of Justice disagrees -- vehementl...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Fitbit sees the future of wearables in advanced sensors, is still investigating skin irritation complaints
"We want to get to the point where we're trying to launch all our products globally," explains Fitbit founder and CEO James Park, when quizzed on why the company was in Japan, expanding the availabil...
01:46 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget First episodes of '24: Live Another Day' to be simulcast with the US
Not wanting to be left behind by networks across the pond, Sky's been pulling out all of the stops to broadcast big-budget TV shows at the same time as its American counterparts. Following the season...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Gogo planning 70Mbps WiFi on transatlantic flights
If low-speed airline WiFi has you stuck playing Words with Friends, streaming Netflix on an international flight might seem a distant dream. Gogo is aiming to make it happen soon, though, with its ne...
01:01 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Gogo planning 70 Mbps WiFi on transatlantic flights
If low-speed airline WiFi has you stuck playing Words with Friends, streaming Netflix on an international flight might seem a distant dream. Gogo is aiming to make it happen soon, though, with its ne...
12:41 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Twitter's new profile design kinda looks like Facebook
Twitter's forever tweaking its service with new features and visual touch-ups, and today its revealed a fresh redesign for web profiles which makes imagery ever more prominent. We actually saw much o...
12:03 pm -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Lyft drops ride rates in response to Uber, plans to expand locations
Lyft's taking a tried-and-true approach in an attempt to pirate Uber/Sidecar/other ride-sharing regulars: it's lowering fares everywhere it's available. The company's offering rides for 20 percent le...
11:18 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget YouTube live streaming comes to the Chromecast
It seems that Google is quietly trimming back the restrictions around sending YouTube videos to your Chromecast. In addition to being able to share private videos, you can now push live streams from ...
11:15 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Sky looks to fibre-optic networks to bring you TV without the dish
Sure, Sky's been quick to embrace streaming, but the broadcasting giant has relied upon the humble satellite dish to bring TV to your home for almost two decades. However, there may soon be a conspic...
10:24 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget AJA's 4K camera runs $9,000, but nobody will mistake you for a tourist
Though AJA is best known for disk recorders, it's just revealed the 4K CION, its first cinema camera. It'll take on BlackMagic Design and a growing list of 4K DSLRs -- including Sony's new Alpha A7s ...
09:22 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget AllCast Android app brings screen-mirroring to Amazon Fire TV
After making fast friends with Android and Chromecast, AllCast is naturally ambling toward the next newest living-room device. If you're already bored using Amazon Fire TV for its intended functions,...
08:32 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia gets thumbs-up from China
When one massive corporation buys another one, it's not as simple as handing over the dosh and winking. There's also the small matter of the world's competition authorities, which check that the deal...
06:38 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget US Navy fine tunes seafaring laser weapon and unmanned robocopters (video)
That electromagnetic railgun is cool and all, but it's not the Navy's only wargadget in progress. Apparently, the Armed Forces branch has also been working tirelessly to improve its ship-mounted lase...
04:55 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Internet security key flaw exposes a whole load of private data
Most internet security holes, even the bigger ones, tend to be fairly limited in scope -- there are only so many people using the wrong software or visiting the wrong sites. Unfortunately, that's not...
04:01 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Lightroom mobile arrives for iPad with touch-friendly interface, realtime sync
Adobe Lightroom is one of the most popular image archive tools on the market, and beginning today, iPad-toting photogs now have an iOS app for their DSLR, smartphone and even tablet pics (gasp!) to c...
03:11 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Watch the Navy's electromagnetic railgun blow stuff up before it hits the high seas
The Navy announced plans today to deploy an electromagnetic railgun that can do some epic damage. Set to go into testing on one of Navy's joint high speed vessels (JHSV) in 2016, the gun uses Lorentz...
02:13 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget Game of Thrones' season premiere is free to watch on Xbox this week
If you missed out on Game of Thrones' season 4 premiere when it first aired -- say, because of the HBO Go meltdown -- you're in for a treat this week. HBO is giving all Xbox users free access to the ...
01:13 am -04 - Tue, April 8, 2014
Engadget This is what Titanfall looks like on Xbox 360
Titanfall doesn't officially release for Xbox 360 until tomorrow, but somehow a few gamers have gotten it early and, what's more, they've decided to show it off. The good news is that the game appear...
11:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget This skin-sensitive controller ramps up game difficulty when you're bored
The concept of using your emotional state to alter gameplay is nothing new, but the technology to make that happen has frequently relied on cameras and other special add-ons. Stanford University's Co...
11:11 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: $200 Micro 3D printer, Xbox One now shares to YouTube, 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...
10:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Neil Young on digital audio: You're doing it wrong
When news first broke of Neil Young's plans to serve up high-resolution listening to audiophiles last year, we wondered how he'd get folks to splurge for a $400 player and re-buy their existing libra...
10:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Red adds wireless camera control module, software development kit
Another Red introduction at NAB is RedLink. This $395 wireless module serves as a bridge between your camera and other wireless devices, letting you use a smartphone, tablet or computer to operate yo...
09:57 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Red's 6K-capable Scarlet Dragon camera goes on sale for a mere $14,500
Don't despair that you'll have to buy both Red's Scarlet camera and its Dragon upgrade just to get 6K video capture at a semi-reasonable price. The company has announced that the ready-made Scarlet D...
09:40 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Raspberry Pi's computer now fits in the space of a tiny memory stick
Didn't think that Raspberry Pi's namesake computer could get any more miniscule? Think again. The organization has unveiled the Compute Module, a board that stuffs the Pi's processor and 4GB of stora...
09:26 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Google takes legal action against Turkey's YouTube ban
Remember how a Turkish court ordered an end to the country's YouTube ban? Well, that decision has already been reversed -- and Google has launched an all-out legal assault in response. The search fir...
09:01 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Dolby's vision for the living room includes abundant audio options
Why should you have to listen to a sports commentator who's obviously pulling for the other team -- or one who's just plain boring? That's the question Dolby's out to answer with its personalized aud...
08:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's working on Xbox 360 emulation for Xbox One, but 'there aren't currently any plans' to make it
Xbox-related news from Microsoft's Build conference last week wasn't just relegated to Kinect for Windows, it would seem. Redmond is having a hard time bringing the Xbox 360's considerable catalog of...
08:26 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Major movie studios finally file a lawsuit against Megaupload and Kim Dotcom
We're not sure what took so long, but the MPAA just announced that major movie studios (Fox, Disney, Paramount, Universal, Columbia and Warner) have filed a civil lawsuit against former filesharing s...
08:17 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Researchers teach smartphones to recognize your activity, lock out everyone else
Swipe patterns, passwords and fingerprint scanners are useful for keeping that mobile device locked down from the outside, but what happens once that code is cracked? Well, cybersecurity researchers ...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Uber for deliveries? Courier service to begin in New York City tomorrow
It's not just a taxi service anymore -- starting tomorrow, Uber might be getting into the delivery business. According to a NYC Craigslist ad, the company is hiring foot and bike couriers to fill on-...
07:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Scientists testing an 'acoustic shield' to protect cities from earthquakes
What if you could put a shield around your city to prevent it from being demolished in an earthquake? A group of French scientists think they've created a way to do just that, thanks to refraction (e...
07:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget US Cellular's new plans let you avoid contracts and big phone payments
If you'd rather not go to a very big US carrier like T-Mobile to avoid both contracts and up-front phone costs, don't worry -- US Cellular now lets you drop those obligations, too. Its newly launched...
07:05 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Samsung's standalone smartwatch might be called the Gear Solo
Thought Will.i.am's dubious wearable was the only SIM-toting smartwatch in production? Samsung's apparently building one too. According to the Korea Herald, the company's fourth Gear smartwatch will ...
06:38 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget HP's new DreamColor displays show a billion colors, one is actually affordable
\Fun fact: as of this writing, HP is still selling a display that came out back in 2008. That would be the DreamColor LP2480xz, a billion-color monitor that got lots of attention by dint of the fact ...
06:09 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Watch the first episode of HBO's Silicon Valley on YouTube
Depending on who you listen to, Silicon Valley is either a utopia dedicated to ceaseless innovation and disruption... or a place where self-absorbed nouveau riche techies throw ostentatious parties a...
05:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget EA Sports' UFC game bends reality by letting you fight as Bruce Lee
If you're EA, how do you build up hype for EA Sports UFC -- a license-based fighting game where players will largely know what to expect? You promise them Bruce Lee, that's what. Yes, PS4 and Xbox On...
05:13 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Thunderbolt 2 Networking enables 10 Gbps Ethernet connection, supports Macs and PCs
Intel's Thunderbolt 2 connectivity standard is getting an update here at NAB 2014 with the addition of Thunderbolt Networking. Put simply, this new feature will let you pair computers with a Thunderb...
04:49 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Blackmagic's 4K URSA camera features massive 10-inch 1080p display, ships in June for $6,000
Consumers may not be familiar with Blackmagic Design, but the firm's cameras are all the rage with filmmakers at NAB, drawing enormous crowds within seconds of the show floor opening up to attendees....
04:27 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Twitter takes context-aware lock screen app maker Cover in-house
Twitter wants to be smarter. Or, rather, it wants your smartphone (and, presumably, tablet) to be a lot smarter. To do that, it's bringing app maker, Cover, in-house. The announcement, made today via...
04:20 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget NVIDIA's Shield can now stream your PC games when you're out of the house
People scoffed when NVIDIA first revealed the Shield (just check out these comments), but a slew of software updates are turning it into one of the best Android gaming gewgaws out there. Speaking of ...
03:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget EE, Orange and T-Mobile phone bills set to rise on May 28th
If you missed the postman this morning, then we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you might be returning home to a letter detailing an imminent increase to your monthly mobile phone bill. As of ...
03:43 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget The 'father of manga' joins Google's Cultural Institute
One of the (if not the) most influential manga artists ever, Osamu Tezuka, has joined the digital halls of the Google Cultural Institute. If there was no Tezuka, there would have probably been no Dra...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Xbox One now shares gameplay footage direct to YouTube
We can all agree that sharing gameplay footage on Xbox One via SkyDrive OneDrive isn't really the best social solution. Okay, so there's Twitch, too, but the holy grail of video sharing lies with You...
03:12 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Delta to equip flight attendants with Nokia Lumia 1520s
The Lumia 820 just reached EOL at Delta. The airline's 20,000 flight attendants will be stepping up to the significantly larger Nokia Lumia 1520 "phablet" come this fall, matching the larger form fac...
02:56 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget You can now stream BT Sport on Google Chromecast
The US may have beaten the UK to the punch on Chromecast hardware, but us Brits now have access to another thing the Americans don't: live premiership football. Following news that it was expanding i...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget GoPro Channel with exclusive content launches on Xbox 360 today
Back in January, GoPro tipped us off that it was bringing a dedicated channel to Xbox 360 and Xbox One. At the time, we didn't really have much more info, other than it was a port of the company's ex...
02:33 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget GoPro Channel with exclusive content launches on Xbox 360 tomorrow
Back in January, GoPro tipped us off that it was bringing a dedicated channel to Xbox 360 and Xbox One. At the time, we didn't really have much more info, other than it was a port of the company's ex...
02:02 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Viewers see red as Game of Thrones premiere crashes HBO servers
Viewing of the Game of Thrones season debut came to a crashing halt yesterday thanks to server problems with HBO Go. The cable outfit first reported the problem late yesterday via Twitter, and finall...
01:50 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Introducing the Engadget UK Edition
When Engadget launched ten years ago, few predicted how popular it would become. Even fewer (basically, nobody) guessed it'd have an impact three thousand miles away across the Atlantic. Nevertheless...
01:30 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Microsoft announces Skype TX with studio-grade audio and video for broadcasters
Today, Microsoft's unveiling Skype TX, a new version of its VoIP service geared toward broadcasters. The service uses technology developed by Cat and Mouse -- a recent MSFT acquisition -- to offer th...
12:45 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget The Micro is a $200 3D printer that can make a teacup in an hour
There are more than a couple of reasons why 3D printing hasn't truly hit critical mass, and the team at M3D thinks it's sidestepped them with The Micro, its $200 - $300 3D printer. The Micro is hitti...
12:03 pm -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget NASA is offering code from more than 1,000 programs for public use
Everyone has probably day-dreamed of launching a space-ship from their backyard at some point. Well, now that NASA plans to release over a thousand of its software systems into the public domain, you...
11:30 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Qualcomm's 2015 chips may make you regret getting a new phone this year
Thanks to Moore's Law, anybody can predict that even the most powerful smartphones and tablets coming out right now (the HTC One M8 and Samsung Galaxy S5, for instance) will be made obsolete by whate...
11:00 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Broadcast your point of view with Livestream's new Google Glass app
NAB 2014 wouldn't be the same without Livestream, one of the internet's most popular broadcasting services, introducing new hardware or software. As such, Livestream has just announced another way fo...
10:27 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget HTC breaks sales losing streak, believes the new One will help it turn a profit
You don't need to be a financial genius to know that 28 straight months of declining sales is not a good thing. HTC finally broke that streak this quarter, but that's the only silver lining in an oth...
09:15 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Yahoo could make original TV shows like Netflix and Amazon
Looks like it's not just Microsoft that wants in on Netflix and Amazon's turf. The WSJ is reporting that Marissa Mayer wants Yahoo to produce sitcoms to air on its rumored new video service. Accordin...
08:02 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget 30 years of mobile phones, all jamming together (video)
In the technological equivalent of Band Aid, minus the charitable fundraising, Korea's SK Telecom has celebrated 30 years in the carrier business, by composing its current jingle from yesteryear's ce...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Microsoft already has six TV series lined up for Xbox and more are coming
Though Microsoft has yet to produce any original TV programming, it has Netflix-like ambitions, according to a report from Bloomberg. Xbox's TV studio, headed by ex-CBS exec Nancy Tellem, now has at ...
07:07 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Microsoft already has six TV series lined up for Xbox and more are coming (updated)
Though Microsoft has yet to produce any original TV programming, it has Netflix-like ambitions, according to a report from Bloomberg. Xbox's TV studio, headed by ex-CBS exec Nancy Tellem, now has at ...
05:52 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget eBay plans for the future of commerce: more wearable integration and your own personal shopper
While outlining its plans for the future of retail, eBay has announced a new tea, within its Innovation and New Ventures group, aimed at cramming commerce interfaces into any device that's smart enou...
03:56 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget C Spire will carry the Samsung Galaxy S5 in May
C Spire customers had to wait months after the initial launch to get the Galaxy S 4, but they won't have to be nearly so patient with the Galaxy S5. The southern US carrier has revealed that it will ...
03:08 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget Apple, April 2013: 'Consumers want what we don't have'
The ongoing Apple-Samsung trial is unearthing some interesting behind-closed-door secrets on both sides. Something we hadn't seen in the preceding legal tussles however, and presented by Recode, was ...
02:07 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget How would you change Nintendo's Wii U?
The Wii was, undoubtedly, the success story of the previous console generation, encouraging millions of novice gamers to wave their arms around like a crazy person. The Wii U's big gimmick, touchscre...
12:39 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget White House has had legal talks with Samsung about that presidential selfie
It isn't quite the selfie-retweeted-'round-the-world, but that hasn't stopped the White House from answering questions about David Ortiz's impromptu snapshot with the president. Obama's senior adviso...
12:00 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget DJI improves stabilization, tilt and flying speed with Phantom 2 VisionPlus drone
It was just this January that we tested DJI's Phantom 2 Vision drone, a $1,199 quadcopter with an integrated 14-megapixel/1080p camera and tilt-axis gimbal. Now at NAB, DJI's back with a "plus" versi...
12:00 am -04 - Mon, April 7, 2014
Engadget DJI brings its smooth video tech to the ground with Ronin camera gimbal
DJI's best known for its versatile photography drones, but the company's bringing its stabilization technology to ground-based shoots with the Ronin camera gimbal. The compact device, which appears t...
10:41 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Watch this massive game of Tetris play out on a Philly skyscraper (video)
Tetris is turning 30 (yes, thirty!) in June, so some folks threw it one epic pre-birthday party at Philly Tech Week's kickoff event this April 5th. What'd they do, you ask? They used the 29-story Cir...
09:57 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Sony announces full-frame Alpha A7s with 4K video output
It wouldn't be NAB without a major 4K announcement from Sony, and that's exactly what we've got here. The company introduced the Alpha A7s at its Las Vegas press event today, bringing 4K video to the...
09:22 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget 3play is a Bluetooth audio dongle that begs to be misused
We think it's fair to say that Grace Digital has a colorful catalog of products. Everything it makes seems to have a quirk or a twist that, at the very least, stops us ever getting bored hearing abou...
07:45 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget UK's Ministry of Defence has its own creepy hazmat testing robot (video)
Boston Dymanics' Petman now has serious competition in the "eerie human-like robots" category, courtesy of the UK's Ministry of Defence. This new contender is a 1.1 million ($1.8 million) masterpiece...
06:31 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone may come to your car with Cortana as copilot
Microsoft has a home in the automotive world, but it doesn't have a way to bring a phone's interface to your car's infotainment system -- there's no Windows Phone equivalent to Apple's CarPlay. That ...
05:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget IRL: Going skiing with Smith I/O Recon goggles
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. Does a fort...
03:44 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 does Miracast media sharing, but most devices won't cut it
Windows Phone 8.1 includes many, many upgrades, not the least of which is Miracast media sharing; it should be easier than ever to send content to your TV and other gadgets. However, it's now very li...
03:44 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 does Miracast media sharing, but most devices won't cut it (updated)
Windows Phone 8.1 includes many, many upgrades, not the least of which is Miracast media sharing; it should be easier than ever to send content to your TV and other gadgets. However, it's now very li...
03:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Gadget Rewind 2006: Sony Reader PRS-500
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.Sony may not have been at the forefront of the digital music revolut...
02:00 pm -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Inhabitat's Week in Green: WarkaWater Tower, kangaroo-like robot and an energy-generating carousel
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 world is flooded with electronic devices, which add up...
09:55 am -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget EU to require that EVs and hybrids make noise to alert pedestrians
The EU has been talking for years about requiring pedestrian alert noises on electric cars and hybrids, and some vehicles already do. In the future, however, those warning systems will be mandatory. ...
04:02 am -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget Mazda is updating car software to fix problems with real, living bugs
Just like Toyota, Mazda's also recalling cars due to a nasty bug -- the difference is, Mazda's problem involves real, live multi-legged creatures. Apparently, the company's recalling roughly 42,000 M...
01:14 am -04 - Sun, April 6, 2014
Engadget An independent developer is bringing a Plex client to Xbox One
When Microsoft revealed the Xbox One's independent developer program (and more recently, universal Windows apps) we hoped it could provide access for more than just games -- and it looks like that's ...
11:46 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: Amazon's Fire TV, Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 and more!
Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more action, subscribe to our Flipboard m...
10:57 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Feedback Loop: Best Android phone, cameras in tablets, finding good deals and more!
Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but yo...
09:26 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Surprise: Tobacco could eventually lead to new cancer treatment
When tobacco and cancer are used in the same sentence, the word "cause" usually goes in between. That's why a new research from La Trobe University in Australia could confuse some folks -- after all,...
07:58 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Google reportedly looking to simplify home entertainment with Android TV
Google has been edging away from the original Google TV concept for a while, but it now looks like the company is ready to make a sharper break from its past. The Verge claims to have documents revea...
06:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Here's what you missed at Microsoft's 2014 Build conference
We came, we saw, we barked orders into a phone. Though Microsoft's annual developer conference is technically called "Build Windows," we actually spent far more time at this year's event playing with...
05:00 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Wilson introduces what could be the basketball of the future
Ahead of the NCAA men's Final Four, which takes place today and you can watch via March Madness Live 2014 or on TV, sporting goods maker Wilson has revealed its new, smart basketball. Due to launch t...
04:06 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget You can now search Yelp on mobile using emojis
Are your Twitter friends jumping down your throat for flooding them with emojis? Well, you might want to let off some emoji-filled steam on Yelp instead, because the business directory app now lets u...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Recommended Reading: Game of Thrones' costume clues, women in tech and the legacy of Jim Ross
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with subjects that we think are w...
02:30 pm -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Rec Reading: Game of Thrones' costume clues, women in tech and the legacy of Jim Ross
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books dealing with subjects that we think are w...
09:10 am -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget This is Earth's malware threat, visualized
Ah, nothing like good old fashioned scare tactics to get you to install anti-virus software. In a thinly veiled advert for its security suite, Kaspersky Labs has created a real-time cyber threat map ...
05:35 am -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget The Xbox One is getting another controller update, unfortunately
Really, Microsoft? You just asked gamers to go through the hassle of updating their Xbox One gamepads in March, yet there's word on NeoGAF that the next patch -- currently in testing -- will once aga...
01:51 am -04 - Sat, April 5, 2014
Engadget Sony releases an unlocked Xperia Z1 with US-friendly LTE
Frustrated that you've had to sign up to T-Mobile just to pick up an Xperia Z1 variant with completely US-native LTE? That won't be a problem after this week. Sony has released an unlocked version of...
11:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: 5-year-old hacks Xbox Live account, Amazon Fire TV teardown and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:01 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Will.i.am claims he developed a smartwatch that will launch in July (video)
Will.i.am hasn't exactly had the best track record with hardware projects, but that doesn't seem to have dampened his enthusiasm for buzzy gadgets at all. That's why he showed off -- what else? -- hi...
10:48 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Engadget Podcast 391 - 4.4.14
Things are heating up in the podcast studio this week and its either Terrence's cardigan, Amazon's new Fire TV or the residual effects of Joseph's encounter with a real action hero. There's also a pi...
10:07 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget The time travel movie 12 Monkeys is becoming a TV show in 2015
If you're so enamored with time travel in TV shows that even Doctor Who isn't enough, we have good news: you're about to get a lot more of it. Syfy has ordered production of a series based on Terry G...
09:43 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Google Play's 'People' section highlights apps your friends like
You trust your friends for restaurant recommendations, so why not apps as well? That's the idea behind Google Play's new "People" section, which attempts to leverage Google+ as a way to show which ap...
09:07 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Dash lets you refill your pantry with your voice and lasers
Let's be real: Amazon isn't going to stop until you can go your entire life without setting foot in an actual brick-and-mortar store. Now the company wants to make buying groceries and sundries from ...
09:07 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Dash lets you refill your pantry using your voice and lasers
Let's be real: Amazon isn't going to stop until you can go your entire life without setting foot in an actual brick-and-mortar store. Now the company wants to make buying groceries and sundries from ...
09:07 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Dash lets you refill your pantry using your voice and LEDs (updated)
Let's be real: Amazon isn't going to stop until you can go your entire life without setting foot in an actual brick-and-mortar store. Now the company wants to make buying groceries and sundries from ...
08:26 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Gresso's Azimuth is the dual-SIM phone the rich have been waiting for
The one percent have long had smartphones from Porsche and Vertu to quench their high-end thirst, but when it comes to dual-SIM handsets the elite have had to settle for something a little more ordin...
07:59 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget WSJ: Get ready for more ads in your Twitter feed
Tired of seeing inane Promoted tweets in your Twitter feed? Well, if the social media company has its way, you'll likely see much more than that before the year's over. According to the Wall Street J...
07:27 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Game Boy Advance titles reach the Wii U's online store
Don't worry if you gave away your Game Boy Advance years ago -- you now have an easy way to indulge your nostalgia for the early 2000's. As promised, Nintendo has released its first batch of GBA Virt...
07:00 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Gaming deals of the week: 4.4.14
The weekend is here, so why not celebrate with a gaming purchase? If you hadn't heard already, NVIDIA's Shield is currently sporting a $50 price cut, and there's a handful of other gadgets on the oth...
06:37 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Safely tour Marseille's back streets after dark with Google Night Walk
The streets of Marseille are beautiful, but have something of a reputation for being a bit stabby. Fear for your safety shouldn't prevent you from seeing the sights, which is why Google and Radio Gre...
06:15 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Here's how Titanfall's Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions differ
We've long known that Titanfall was coming to the Xbox 360 in addition to the Xbox One but, aside from that sliver of info, there hasn't been much to go on -- unless you count release delays, that is...
05:52 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Crackle scores exclusive streaming rights to NBCUniversal movies
If you were hoping to catch the big screen reboot of Miami Vice on Netflix, think again. NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution, which owns the rights to the film, signed an exclusive thr...
05:21 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Contour returns to the action camera market with some familiar gear
Contour quietly shut down last year, leaving outdoor explorers little choice but to pick up action cameras from GoPro and other rivals. The company found new ownership during that downtime, however, ...
04:56 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget This Android add-on lets you multitask with your Chromecast
There are already quite a few Chromecast-savvy apps out there, but Joo Dias' newly completed AutoCast may be one of the most flexible. The Tasker add-on for Android lets you send a wide range of cont...
04:28 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Watch a 5-year-old spam the spacebar to access his dad's Xbox Live account
Kids: they're our future, and apparently are also great at finding backdoors within video game security measures. Take 5-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel from the San Diego area, for instance. His pare...
03:57 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft cleared to exhume E.T. from landfill for original documentary
Microsoft's been given the go-ahead to dig through a New Mexico landfill in the hunt for dumped copies of Atari 2600 title E.T., local media reports. Not without aim, of course, but so Xbox Entertain...
03:30 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget The Engadget Podcast is live at 12PM ET!
Spring is in the air, our TVs are on Fire, and we're all back together once again for another episode of The Engadget Podcast. Amazon wasn't the only circus in town this week; Microsoft's Build confe...
03:09 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Gamespy's multiplayer servers are going dark, be prepared
Even if you've only played a handful games with online multiplayer in the past dozen years, chances are that at least a few of your sessions have been powered by Gamespy's back-end tech. On May 31st,...
02:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Final Fantasy XIV's PlayStation 4 beta is now open to everyone
Fans of online role-playing games haven't had much to do on the PlayStation 4 so far, but that's all changing today. Square Enix has just opened up Final Fantasy XIV's PS4 beta test to everyone; from...
02:08 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Amazon Fire TV teardown reveals an easily accessible media hub
We've already established that Amazon's Fire TV is a capable (if imperfect) set-top box, but how hard is it to replace components if they conk out? Not very, if you ask iFixit. The repair outfit has ...
01:38 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung Galaxy S5 comes late to Verizon, but on a 2-for-1 deal
Verizon often takes its sweet time getting the latest phones, and Samsung's new alpha dog, the Galaxy S5, is no exception -- AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all nabbed it first. However, at least Big R...
12:50 pm -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Turkish court half-heartedly orders end to YouTube ban
Turkey's Twitter ban may have come to an end, but the country's block on YouTube remains steadfast. In the latest development to this censorship saga, Reuters reports that a court in the Turkish capi...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget BBC to extend iPlayer TV and Radio catch-up period to 30 days
Remember when the BBC's latest chief pledged to revamp the iPlayer? His bosses at the BBC Trust have just rubber-stamped the decision to extend the catch-up window from seven days to 30. The changes ...
11:39 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget BBC to extend iPlayer catch-up period to 30 days
Remember when the BBC's latest chief pledged to revamp the iPlayer? His bosses at the BBC Trust have just rubber-stamped the decision to extend the catch-up window from seven days to 30. The changes ...
10:57 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung still makes Windows Phones: ATIV SE up for pre-order at Verizon
With Windows Phone 8.1 now free, we may start seeing more announcements like this: Verizon's just put the Samsung ATIV SE handset up for pre-order. As we saw in an earlier leak, it's essentially a hi...
10:32 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget TAG Heuer launches luxury phone with 'perpetual power reserve'
When it comes to outlandish technology on phones, it's the companies that make you go "what, them?" that are on the cutting edge. TAG Heuer (what, them?) is launching the Vertu-troubling Meridiist In...
09:45 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 'Geek' bundle includes free Xbox controller and games
If you've considered the Surface Pro 2 to be more than just a portable workstation, then Microsoft's latest tablet bundle might pique your interest. In collaboration with online culture show Geek &am...
08:44 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Google's Project Loon balloon goes around the world in just 22 days
One of Project Loon's hot air balloons just completed a journey 'round the world, but unlike Vernes' Phileas Fogg who took 80 days to do so, Google's creation took but a mere 22 days. That far exceed...
07:28 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Apple buys tech that could take Siri offline
Apple has sort-of-confirmed that it recently snapped up another small company, called Novauris. The firm specializes in speech recognition and has historical ties to the core technology and patents u...
05:09 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Samsung promises truly flexible electronics sooner with graphene breakthrough
Graphene. It was going to reinvigorate the electronics industry. Better than silicon, flexible yet more durable than steel and with high heat conduction, it all sounded like The Dream for thinner com...
04:17 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget The former lead for Uncharted is heading up a new Star Wars game
One of the talents that helped define the last generation of console games has a new home. Amy Hennig, the creative director and lead writer of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune and its PS3 sequels recently...
03:32 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile offers BlackBerry subscribers $100 credit toward any other phone
T-Mobile head honcho John Legere's assuring its BlackBerry-toting subscribers they've got nothing to worry about despite the companies' falling out. But, just in case they are worried (or just want t...
02:16 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Sprint will pay you to switch from a rival carrier to its Framily plan
T-Mobile may have stolen the spotlight earlier this year by paying customers to switch, but it looks like Sprint is cooking up a similar deal in response. An S4GRU leak has revealed a Sprint promo th...
12:56 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: interview with Felix Baumgartner, Apple announces WWDC 2014 and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
12:11 am -04 - Fri, April 4, 2014
Engadget 12 million people are already using Office for iPad
Microsoft's version of Office for iPad has apparently been a rousing success. So much so, that the company's taken to Twitter to boast that the productivity suite has topped 12 million downloads. In ...
11:25 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Here's another peek at Google's build-your-own-smartphone project
Project Ara has only exploded in prominence since Google unloaded Motorola earlier this year, and now we're getting yet another peek at the work in progress. The Phonebloks team just released a video...
10:26 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Sailboat racers get a heads-up display to call their own
It's not easy to track the progress of a racing sailboat -- you don't always have the free time (or free hands) to check a compass or run across the deck. Keeping tabs on a watercraft should be much ...
09:38 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Nest stops selling Protect smoke alarms, says they can be accidentally silenced
If you're one of the connected home buffs that owns a Nest Protect smoke detector, do yourself a favor and turn off its wave-to-dismiss feature just in case. According to an open letter from Nest CEO...
08:47 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget STREAMZ is a pair of headphones with a built-in WiFi music player
If you've ever wanted to listen to your favorite songs from Pandora and Spotify without having to lug around your smartphone, then this pair of headphones that has recently launched on Kickstarter co...
07:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Vine, now with messaging
Vine isn't just about sharing six-second videos anymore. The Twitter-owned service has just launched a messaging feature that lets you reach out to friends through either videos or text messages. It'...
07:51 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Apple and Microsoft help form lobby group opposing attempts to kill software patents (update: not lobbying)
Few would object to legislative attempts to stop patent trolls in their tracks. However, several companies are worried these efforts might go too far -- enough so that they've formed their own US pol...
07:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Over 200 NSA documents collected and made searchable, from Snowden to Prism
When Edward Snowden made a name for himself last June by leaking classified NSA information, he did so by working with The Guardian and a documentary filmmaker. As such, the public learned of much of...
07:14 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Mozilla CEO steps down due to political backlash
After a slew of criticism and increased scrutiny over his donations to an anti gay marriage bill in California, Mozilla's newly appointed CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down. The company recently publi...
06:56 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Unreal Engine 4.1 update adds SteamOS and Linux support, arrives later this month
Good news for gamers who've been eyeing Valve's upcoming Steam Machines: Unreal Engine 4.1 will support the Linux-based SteamOS after a pending update. In a blog post today, Epic Games' Mike Fricker ...
06:52 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Roku devices can now stream Qello's concert library for $4.99 per month
Have a current-gen Roku device? Want to watch Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour performance from Madison Square Garden? Well, you're in luck. The aforementioned streaming gadgets in the US, Canada and th...
06:33 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget IFTTT update outfits iPads, tacks on push notifications
IFTTT's (If This Then That) recipes automate your apps and other tech tasks to make things a breeze, and the latest update allows the software to play nice on more than just that iPhone. Version 2.0....
06:01 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget The US started a social network in Cuba to foster dissent
At first glance, ZunZuneo had all the markings of your average Silicon Valley startup: a silly name, a focus on messaging and plans to make a splash abroad. That wasn't exactly the case though, as th...
05:39 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget GoPro's new Blackout housing is ideal for shooting those covert operations
Still mounting your GoPro on a helmet? Get with the times. There's like, a zillion other ways to mount that thing. Your choice is getting even bigger, too, as the action-cam behemoth has just announc...
04:49 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget White House miffed after Samsung uses an Obama selfie as an ad
Did you catch the selfie that the Red Sox's David Ortiz took with President Barack Obama? That was a great instance of cultural zeitgeist, wasn't it? However, Samsung also has a deal with Ortiz that ...
04:17 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Turkey finally lifts Twitter ban, but YouTube is still blocked
It's official: Turkey's Twitter ban has officially come to an end. The country's high court ruled that the ban was unconstitutional just yesterday, and access to the service was finally restored this...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Digital Storm's revamped gaming laptops boast high-end GeForce 800M graphics
If you've been waiting for a gaming laptop that wrings the most performance out of NVIDIA's new GeForce 800M graphics chips, you may want to check out Digital Storm's freshly revamped laptop line. Th...
04:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Digital Storm's revamped gaming laptops boast extra-speedy NVIDIA graphics
If you've been waiting for a gaming laptop that wrings the most performance out of NVIDIA's new GeForce 800M graphics chips, you may want to check out Digital Storm's freshly revamped laptop line. Th...
03:57 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Google reportedly wants to offer mobile phone service in Fiber areas
Many see Google Fiber as an attempt to disrupt the stagnant world of internet service providers, and it now sounds like Google wants to shake up the wireless industry, too. Sources for The Informatio...
03:29 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget KISS' Photo Bomb app will glam up your photos in the worst way possible
Hey you! Have you ever wanted to use a mobile app to relive the heady glam-rock days of the late 1970s? If so, the newly released KISS Photo Bomb app for iOS and Android is not the way to go. The nam...
03:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Felix Baumgartner is the man who fell to Earth and lived to tell the tale
"I would not do it again because there's nothing else to accomplish ... The fact that it worked once, does not mean it will work again."Felix Baumgartner is a rock star. At least, he is to the bright...
02:01 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Which gadget changed your life?
When we ask readers like you to help us rank the top gadgets, we usually focus on the best (and sometimes the worst). Recently, you selected our Readers' Choice winners for the 2013 Engadget Awards, ...
01:00 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Jaunt VR wants to capture the real world and put it in an Oculus Rift
When Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus VR last month, he was looking beyond gaming. "Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game," he said. "or consulting with a doctor face-to-face." Oculus' developing...
12:44 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Apple confirms WWDC 2014 will begin on June 2nd
Apple's just announced that its annual developer conference, WWDC, will commence on June 2nd through June 6th. In a twist from the traditional application process, the company has already opened tick...
12:37 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget The first of Europe's new Earth-monitoring satellites launches today
If the first step in fixing a problem is knowing about it, then Earth's worry-list is about to get a lot longer. The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites designed to monitor...
12:13 pm -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Explore the ancient temples of Angkor Wat through Google Street View
After touring the canals of Venice and braving the Polar Bear capital of the world, you can now visit the ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia... virtually, that is. The armchair adventur...
11:37 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Europe votes to kill roaming charges and enshrine net neutrality
If you've heard of the European politician Neelie Kroes, it's likely been in the context of her long-waged war for a more open internet, including a ban on mobile roaming charges. Well, following a v...
11:03 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Verizon slashes More Everything prices to keep pace with AT&T
Not to be caught cold by recent price cuts from AT&T, and to keep up with T-Mobile's relentless UnCarrier marketing blitz, Verizon has slightly tweaked its More Everything plan to reward its more...
10:34 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Samsung's ChatON now lets you recall those embarrassing messages
In an effort to get owners of its smartphones to actually use ChatON, Samsung has thrown numerous features at the messaging app to see what sticks. For instance, it's just gifted inveterate file shar...
10:07 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget NASA suspends most collaborative work with Russia due to Ukraine tensions
Blaming Russia's "ongoing violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," NASA has announced that it's suspending nearly all of its engagements with Roscosmos, the Russian space agency...
09:37 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Evernote's Penultimate for iPad now behaves more like a real notebook
Penultimate is supposed to mimic a notebook on your iPad, so it only makes sense that the app's interface should mirror the pen-and-paper experience as much as possible. Right? Evernote thinks so, as...
08:56 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget This is what it's like to operate an arcade claw machine using just gestures (video)
We knew gesture cameras will be making their way to computers and mobile devices this year, but seeing one on the classic claw crane was a pleasant surprise for us. This IDF tech demo was courtesy of...
08:23 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Facebook Messenger for Android lets you pin chats right to your home screen
Facebook's big-spending CEO presumably has a grand plan for Messenger, now that he's gone to such great lengths to own WhatsApp. For the time being though, his company is continuing to focus on subtl...
07:59 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Internet Explorer 11 now looks nicer no matter what device you're using
With Windows 8.1 updates rolling out on April 8th across all platforms, you didn't think Microsoft was going to forget its browser, did you? Redmond has unified features on its mobile and desktop Int...
07:35 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Ridley Scott is working on a Halo project for Microsoft
Remember that Halo film that wasn't happening? Microsoft representatives have confirmed that the old rumors are true: a Halo feature is in the works, and it's being produced by Ridley Scott (Blade Ru...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget TomTom's new GPS watches track your heart rate without a chest strap
Now that smartwatches have built-in heart rate monitors, it's not enough for GPS watch makers to require a chest strap for the same feature -- they've got to step up. TomTom, at least, is ready. It j...
07:15 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget TomTom's new GPS watches track your heart rate without a chest strap (update: US pricing)
Now that smartwatches have built-in heart rate monitors, it's not enough for GPS watch makers to require a chest strap for the same feature -- they've got to step up. TomTom, at least, is ready. It j...
05:57 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Canonical shutters Dropbox competitor Ubuntu One
Canonical announced plans today to shut down its Dropbox competitor Ubuntu One, a move that will also signal the end of its streaming music service. "If we offer a service, we want it to compete on a...
05:22 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 easily jumps from voice to video and works with Cortana
Now that the Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana announcements are out of the way, Skype's spilling the details on its upcoming app refresh for Microsoft's new mobile platform. The upgraded Skype app for W...
04:39 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Comic Book Wednesdays come to Google Play with single issues from DC
Google Play Books and DC Entertainment are showing off their super friendship once again, but, this time, for readers who'd rather consume comics in bite-sized portions. As of today, you can grab sin...
03:47 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget New Kinect for Windows arrives this summer
Amid the volley of announcements from Microsoft's Build conference, is word that the new Kinect for Windows has a near-future release time-frame for both the hardware and its SDK. The desktop version...
03:17 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Google infuses Play Newsstand, Movies & TV and Keep apps for Android with new features
While Microsoft was busy announcing its updated mobile platform (among other things) today, Google spent its time pushing updates for its Play Newsstand, Movies & TV and Keep apps for Android. Ne...
02:58 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Blizzard takes a stab at mobile gaming, brings its free card game to the iPad
Blizzard hasn't really had a presence in mobile gaming... not unless you think the Battle.net Authenticator is rip-roaring entertainment, anyway. However, the developer is giving the category an hone...
02:38 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Intel's efficient 14nm processors to arrive on both enthusiast and entry systems
At IDF Shenzhen today, Intel briefly announced the 14nm successor to its budget 22nm Bay Trail processors. Dubbed Braswell, this new SoC architecture is mainly aimed at the likes of affordable Chrome...
02:00 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Windows apps can run on Xbox, but only the ones Microsoft approves of
When Microsoft announced earlier today that universal Windows apps could run on the Xbox One, it seemed pretty...self-explanatory. A developer could easily port any Windows or Windows Phone app over ...
01:29 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Twitter now shows emoji characters on the web
There's a good chance that some of your smartphone-toting friends use emoji to express themselves on Twitter -- wouldn't it be nice to see those icons while you're surfing the web? As of today, you c...
12:44 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia 630 and 635 bring Windows Phone 8.1 to budget seekers (hands-on)
Nokia may not be an official part of Microsoft yet -- that should finally happen later this month, if you ask either company -- but that doesn't stop the phone maker from cranking out more devices at...
12:36 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget The Nokia Lumia 930 is a global version of the Icon (hands-on)
The Nokia Lumia Icon is a fantastic Windows Phone that comes with a bunch of top features that most Windows Phone users haven't been able to enjoy until recently, but it had one critical flaw: it was...
12:22 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Nokia shows off 'MD-12' Bluetooth speaker to match its new smartphones
It's not all fun phones and games at Nokia's Build shindig here in San Francisco. In addition to giving us a closer look at the new Lumia 930, 630 and 635, the company is showing off a Bluetooth spea...
12:22 am -04 - Thu, April 3, 2014
Engadget Yahoo encrypts almost everything, says more security updates are on the way
After finding its name on an NSA target list, Yahoo understandably pledged to shore up its security efforts. The plan was to encrypt all information moving between its data centers while simultaneous...
11:50 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: Amazon Fire TV, Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1 and more!
You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at th...
11:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Lifelogging camera Autographer reaches out to Android users
Having a photojournalist follow us around all day could work out to be pretty expensive, which is why we liked the idea of Autographer's neck-worn lifelogging camera - even if we didn't appreciate th...
10:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget An afternoon with the Fire TV
We came away relatively impressed with the Fire TV during our brief hands-on. But we all know that units set up specifically for press demonstrations are hardly the best indicator of how a device wil...
10:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Having a chat with Cortana, Windows Phone's new personal assistant
Anyone who's played Halo, the iconic first-person shooter based 500 years in the future, knows where Microsoft came up with the name of Cortana, its new voice recognition program on Windows Phone 8.1...
09:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Engadget HD Podcast 392 - 4.2.14
If you have a dozen shows that always seem to overlap and you just can't bear to miss any of them, then Verizon may have just the thing. Its FiOS Media Server has arrived under the name Quantum TV DV...
09:35 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Hulu hires Warner TV exec to lead original content, adds a slew of exclusive streaming deals
Are you caught up on all of Amazon's and Microsoft's news today? Good, because Hulu has a few announcements as well. First up, the streaming TV service has appointed a new head of content, Craig Erwi...
09:12 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Sprint will roll out Windows Phone 8.1 upgrades this summer
Windows Phone fans on Sprint don't have to worry about when they'll get the 8.1 update on their devices. The carrier tells Engadget that both the HTC 8XT and Samsung's ATIV S Neo are getting 8.1 some...
08:47 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Fire TV 'isn't trying' to be a game console, but is Amazon's first real investment in gaming
What is Fire TV? Well, it's Amazon's set-top box.Er, at least it has that functionality. But Fire TV does more than just stream media, thankfully; we've got plenty of devices that do that stuff. The ...
08:21 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Turkey's Constitutional Court: Twitter ban violates freedom of speech
Since Turkey blocked access to Twitter in late March -- in response to posts about the prime minister's alleged corruption -- there's been plenty of legal back-and-forth, with the ban even being lift...
08:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget HTC's collaboration with Fitbit isn't the end of activity trackers... yet
When HTC developed the new HTC One (M8) it knew it had a dilemma. If it played it safe, and did a general all-round specification bump, it risked underwhelming the public. Conversely, by over-cooking...
07:08 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Kitchen smart scale will weigh food in calories as well as ounces
When critics become creators, the results can vary wildly, but the work always requires attention. Former TUAW (full disclosure: one of our sister sites) scribe Michael Grothaus is the latest, having...
06:41 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Gmail's mobile app may soon let you snooze and pin messages
As useful as the mobile Gmail client can be, it hasn't always stacked up well against third-party apps with special tricks up their sleeves. If features that Geek.com spotted in a test version of Gma...
06:24 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Engadget Mobile Podcast 202 - HTC One (M8)
This week, your host Brad Molen is joined by Phil Nickinson (Android Central) and Russell Holly (Geek) to dig into the details of HTC's newest One smartphone. They've all spent some quality time with...
05:59 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Nokia announces the budget Lumia 630 and 635 with Windows Phone 8.1
Nokia's had a rough time with its high-end Windows Phones over the years, but it's excelled with its cheaper handsets that cater to emerging markets and anyone interested in a budget smartphone. Anno...
05:58 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Windows will be free on phones, small tablets and the Internet of Things
It turns out that those rumors of Microsoft cutting Windows prices to spur adoption were true -- and then some. The company has announced that Windows will be free for hardware makers to use on phone...
05:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Microsoft to update all WP8 Nokia Lumia devices with Windows Phone 8.1
Just before announcing "the next generation" of Nokia handsets, EVP of devices Stephen Elop dropped some update news for the freshly outed Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft will be updating all Lumia devi...
05:56 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Nokia announces the Lumia 930, a 5-inch phone with a 20-megapixel PureView camera
It appears that Nokia isn't coming to Microsoft's developer conference empty-handed. A proposed merger between the two companies is still pending, but Nokia decided to bring in some new hardware rega...
05:49 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Microsoft teases a classic Start Menu for Windows 8.1 with built-in Live Tiles
As a part of its Build 2014 announcements, Microsoft showed off an interesting twist on its classic Start Menu. Coming to Windows 8.1 in a future update, it has the look of the Start Menu Windows use...
05:39 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Universal Windows apps are coming to your Xbox One
Many were expecting to see universal Windows apps in the Build 2014 keynote, and they have. However, Microsoft had a surprise in store -- you'll eventually see those universal apps running on the Xbo...
05:29 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Microsoft pushes universal apps that run on everything Windows
Crafting a seriously great app experience for one device is hard enough, but these days developers have plenty of form factors to tackle. Microsoft is trying to ease their suffering a bit with the in...
05:14 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Here's what a touch-native Office for Windows looks like in action
You didn't think Microsoft was going to launch Office for iPad without a Windows counterpart waiting in the wings, did you? Sure enough, Microsoft has just shown off its long-expected touch-native Of...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV promises a premium set-top experience (hands-on)
The first thing you notice when you pick up the Fire TV is how incredibly dense it is. It's tiny and encased in black matte plastic, but it feels like a solid brick of aluminum. That's not terribly s...
05:06 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Fire TV promises a premium set-top experience (update: hands-on video)
The first thing you notice when you pick up the Fire TV is how incredibly dense it is. It's tiny and encased in black matte plastic, but it feels like a solid brick of aluminum. That's not terribly s...
04:37 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 will automatically sign in to trustworthy WiFi
Tired of having to slog through web portals on your Windows Phone just to sign on to a coffee shop's WiFi? That won't be a problem once Windows Phone 8.1 arrives. Its WiFi Sense feature can automatic...
04:36 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Windows 8.1 update aims to win over mouse-and-keyboard users, arrives April 8th as an automatic download
The whole point of Windows 8 was to make Microsoft's aging OS easier to use on touchscreen devices. Mission accomplished, we'd say (more or less). But now the folks in Redmond have a new challenge af...
04:26 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Using Amazon's Fire TV gamepad (surprise: it's pretty good!)
Surprising no one, Amazon's Fire TV gamepad is exactly what we already saw pass through the Brazilian FCC recently. In those pictures, however, it looked rough. In real life, thankfully, it's a much ...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon's first Fire TV games include in-house titles and Minecraft
Amazon's new Fire TV media hub may be focused on video, but it's going to have a significant game roster -- including some examples from the company itself. Amazon Game Studios is building more than ...
04:03 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon's first Fire TV games include in-house titles and Minecraft (update: video)
Amazon's new Fire TV media hub may be focused on video, but it's going to have a significant game roster -- including some examples from the company itself. Amazon Game Studios is building more than ...
04:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget TiVo co-founders' new Qplay web video service is now available for everyone
A little over a month ago, TiVo founders Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton announced Qplay, a service that lets users curate personalized video streams, or "Qs," from a variety of different sources. At the ...
03:48 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Microsoft unveils Cortana, its answer to Siri and Google Now
Microsoft has just announced Cortana at Build 2014, a new voice search tool for Windows Phone 8.1 powered by Bing. It will eventually replace the search function in Windows Phone, and you'll be able ...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 officially revealed, along with new hardware partners
As predicted, Microsoft is using its Build developer conference to launch Windows Phone 8.1, the latest and (we hope) greatest version of its mobile OS. The company's fed us a bunch of information ab...
03:40 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Windows Phone 8.1 and Cortana officially revealed at Build 2014
As predicted, Microsoft is using its Build developer conference to launch Windows Phone 8.1, the latest and (we hope) greatest version of its mobile OS. The company's fed us a bunch of information ab...
03:38 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Here's Amazon's gamepad: standard controller layout, media functionality for $40
We all expected this, right? Yes, Amazon has a game controller, and it works with the company's newly announced Fire TV. Sure, you could use the set-top box's remote or an upcoming custom app to play...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget HBO Go, SHO Anytime and more headed to Amazon Fire TV
After announcing its new Fire TV set-top box today, Amazon naturally revealed a content lineup to go along with the streaming device. For starters, 10 original Amazon Studios series will arrive exclu...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Plex and more services launch on Amazon Fire TV
After announcing its new Fire TV set-top box today, Amazon naturally revealed a content lineup to go along with the $99 streaming device. That includes the new Amazon Video series we've been hearing ...
03:34 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, Plex and more services launch on Amazon Fire TV (update: full list)
After announcing its new Fire TV set-top box today, Amazon naturally revealed a content lineup to go along with the $99 streaming device. That includes the new Amazon Video series we've been hearing ...
03:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Microsoft's opening-day Build keynote is happening now, get your liveblog here!
It's technically called "Build Windows." But this year, the biggest news coming out of Microsoft's annual developer conference might not have much to do with Windows at all. Sure, we're expecting a s...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon announces Fire TV, an Android-powered streaming set-top box
We've been waiting for it for quite sometime, but now Amazon is finally ready to make its play for the living room. Fire TV is not a barebones device like the Chromecast, it's a powerful Android-driv...
03:11 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon launches Fire TV, an Android-powered streaming and gaming set-top box for $99
We've been waiting for it for quite some time, but now Amazon is finally ready to make its play for the living room. Fire TV is not a barebones device like the Chromecast, it's a powerful Android-dri...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Catch our Amazon video event liveblog right here!
Today's the day when Amazon unveils...something to do with video (or so we're told). Let's not beat around the bush here: this is almost certainly Amazon's long-rumored video streaming device, and ma...
02:45 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Sprint sends out invites for April 29th event, may talk about HD Voice
Well, here's a noodle-scratcher to start your day with. Sprint has just sent out invites to an event on April 29, and it's being characteristically coy about what's going down. The carrier's chosen i...
02:23 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Nokia Lumia 930 picture leak hints at a Lumia Icon for the rest of the world
There have been rumblings about Nokia unveiling a Lumia 930 in the near future, but its actual design has remained elusive. However, frequent tipster @evleaks claims to have a press image of the new ...
01:42 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Netflix could launch in France on a technicality
Netflix could soon arrive to the streaming-deprived netizens of France, but looks set to use a Luxembourg loophole to dodge stringent film industry laws, according to Les Echos. The US company has a ...
01:00 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget All screens welcome: watching sports is now easier than it's ever been
Opening Week is upon us and Major League Baseball teams have already started their quest to win this season's World Series, while fans all over gear up for what will hopefully be a very exciting year...
12:30 pm -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Spotify's quest to get it 'just right' through balanced design
In the heart of Stockholm a team of designers and engineers have been hard at work, mostly in secret, overhauling one of biggest names in music. (And no, we're not talking about Icona Pop or even an ...
11:54 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget KitKat's share of Android devices more than doubles to 5.3 percent
After months of treading water, Android 4.4 KitKat is finally taking off. Google reports that 5.3 percent of Android users are running the newer OS version as of early April; that's more than twice t...
10:33 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon quietly adds Metacritic review scores to video game listings
Amazon's own product rating system is fine and all, but subjective reviews aren't always as relevant as we might like, even when there's an overwhelming consensus. Whether browsing for games online, ...
10:00 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Viber's Windows Phone 8 app now allows you to call any number you want
How does Viber celebrate being acquired for a ton of money? By bringing one of its most popular features, Viber Out, to Windows Phone 8 -- that's how. In second thought, we're probably way off. Still...
09:37 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi clones Kickstarter project for its new one-button Android controller
Last October saw Pressy -- a one-button Android controller that plugs into your device's headphone jack -- eclipse its initial Kickstarter goal of $40,000, ending with almost $700,000 in its coffers....
09:37 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Xiaomi clones Kickstarter project for its new one-button Android controller (update)
Last October saw Pressy -- a one-button Android controller that plugs into your device's headphone jack -- eclipse its initial Kickstarter goal of $40,000, ending with almost $700,000 in its coffers....
08:35 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Japan looks to next-gen 3D printers for a return to manufacturing success
American 3D printer manufacturers have stolen a lead on the competition, but a Japan-based alliance is looking to fight back... it'll take a year or two, is all. The group includes universities, 27 c...
08:27 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget NASA's game collaboration lets you steer asteroids without leaving home
Kerbal Space Program is the closest you'll get to running a space agency. The game lets you build and launch everything from orbital stations to interplanetary explorers, all in the name of collectin...
07:53 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Samsung's Smart Home service ready to control new wave of TVs and appliances
Samsung has just taken a big step in its home automation plans by launching its Smart Home service in the US and Korea. That means you can now download an Android app that, in conjunction with Samsun...
07:25 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Intel aims at China with its speedy LTE Cat 6 solution, shipping in Q2 this year
Marking Intel's 29th year in China, CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage at IDF Shenzhen with a little surprise: his company will be shipping its first Cat 6 multi-mode LTE solution, the XMM 7260, in Q2...
07:01 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Nest's Learning Thermostat lands in the UK for 179
Nest officially entered the UK market last year with the launch of its smoke and carbon monoxide detector Protect, but curiously, the Learning Thermostat the company's known for remained exclusive to...
07:00 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Sky's new 'Buy & Keep' movie store ties a DVD to every download
After years serving only movie rentals, Sky is to finally let Sky Store customers download and keep films in its catalog. Following an earlier expansion that saw it open the marketplace to everyone i...
06:24 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Spotify's new design is cleaner, darker and puts the focus on content
If you're using Spotify on the web, desktop or iOS you should notice a pretty massive change starting today. (The new look should be coming to Android "near future.") The company is launching its mos...
05:40 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Xbox One SmartGlass beta apps bring TV controls to Android, Windows and Windows Phone
Microsoft only just revealed it would test new TV remote features on the Xbox One and its associated SmartGlass apps, and Windows Phone Central points out that right now anyone can give them a try. A...
05:22 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Don't remember what you rated Flappy Bird? Google Play never forgets
If you were browsing through the Google Play store to check out this month's free music, you might've noticed an addition to the sidebar. Nestled between the device and wishlist tabs is a section dev...
04:52 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Microsoft plans to bring Windows to robots and 'a whole new class of small devices'
Microsoft's Build 2014 kicks off tomorrow, but it's not just Windows Phones, tablets, Office or even the return of Clippy. Redmond has plans to bring its operating system, well, everywhere else. A Wi...
04:42 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Amazon delivery lockers now also accept returns
You're not the only one who's ever bought silly things from Amazon while drunk. Good thing Amazon has several return methods, the newest of which lets you send back that banana slicer through the com...
03:01 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile will no longer carry BlackBerry devices
By the looks of it, BlackBerry chief John Chen wasn't appeased by T-Mobile's attempt to make peace -- in fact, things have only escalated: T-Mobile will no longer carry any BlackBerry device. In a pr...
02:24 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Google Maps users, rejoice: 'search nearby' is back
The incredibly useful "search nearby" tool was one of the casualties of the Google Maps redesign, but today Mountain View re-introduced the feature. For those who didn't constantly use it to find new...
01:15 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: April Fools' roundup, a tour of ThinkGeek's headquarters, 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...
12:20 am -04 - Wed, April 2, 2014
Engadget Join the Engadget HD Podcast live on Ustream at 8:45PM ET
It's Tuesday, which 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 news from Verizon about its new Quantum TV DVR. The...
11:33 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Lenovo's latest budget Android tablets focus on high-quality audio
If Samsung's new Galaxy Tabs aren't your cup of tea, Lenovo may have the budget tablets you're looking for. It just unveiled four entry-level Android slates that expand on the sound quality focus we ...
10:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Dish teams up with Disney and ABC to offer app access to content
Starting today, Dish subscribers can tune into their favorite ABC, ABC Family, Disney Channel and ESPN shows on their computers, phones and tablets. Thanks to its recently renewed deal with the Walt ...
09:21 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget iWork upgrade lets you share read-only documents
Apple isn't letting the launch of Office for iPad go completely unanswered. It's pushing out a slew of iWork updates that might not keep Microsoft awake at night, but should fill in a few conspicuous...
08:10 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget BlackBerry updates BBM with stickers and group photo sharing
Admit it: sometimes what you need to say is best expressed through the image of a WWE character. Now you can send that wrestler, or a picture of Shaun the Sheep (if you're feeling a little less hosti...
07:04 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget DARPA's new division takes biotechnology to the battlefield
DARPA knows that soldiers need more than the latest gadgets to fight effectively -- they need to stay healthy, too. Accordingly, it just launched a Biological Technologies Office (BTO) to study how o...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget BT sports channels are coming to Chromecast in the UK
Fans across the Atlantic are about to get an option for streaming UK-based sporting events on Google's dongle. BT is set to make its sports offerings available on Chromecast, joining the BBC iPlayer ...
06:02 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget BT Sport channels are coming to Chromecast in the UK
Fans across the Atlantic are about to get an option for streaming UK-based sporting events on Google's dongle. BT is set to make its sports offerings available on Chromecast, joining the BBC iPlayer ...
05:32 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget On Xbox One, game broadcasters are quickly catching up to PlayStation 4
Though Xbox One sales may be slightly behind that of the PlayStation 4, it looks like game broadcasting is taking off at a much quicker pace on Microsoft's new console. In the first week of availabil...
04:59 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Sony's Xperia Z2 is coming to North America in May
Sony's Xperia Z2 is already available in a few corners of the world, but North America has so far been left high and dry. That drought will soon come to an end, though, as Bell says that it's bringin...
04:31 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Amazon Prime signs '24' away from Netflix just before the new season airs on Fox
After four years away CTU agent Jack Bauer is coming back to TV on May 5th in 24: Live Another Day, and he's already being used as a pawn in a new battle: Amazon vs. Netflix. Until today, US fans of ...
04:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Google to focus on portrait shots and effects with improved camera app
We know that Google has been looking to bring more advanced photo features to Android for a while, but it may soon be ready to show off what it's been working on. Sources aware of Google's plans have...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Airtame wireless screen-mirroring dongle shipping soon for $99
Airtame, the Danish startup that received our Best of CES 2014 award for its awesome wireless video dongle, has confirmed that it will be shipping its first lot to its beta users this month. Better y...
03:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Airtame wireless screen-mirroring dongle shipping in October for $99
Airtame, the Danish startup that received our Best of CES 2014 award for its awesome wireless video dongle, has confirmed that it will be shipping its first lot to its beta users this month in July. ...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget TV-focused Xbox One update tests a DVR button and OneGuide on SmartGlass
We called the Xbox One a work in progress in our initial review, and to its credit, Microsoft has been hard at work addressing various software shortcomings (party system, friend notifications, Twitc...
03:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Engadget giveaway: win an iPad mini Retina courtesy of ClickMeeting!
The modern workforce is a global one, but you still need to get in some face time with co-workers and associates far and wide. ClickMeeting want's to help one lucky Engadget reader keep that personal...
02:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget This quarter-sized chip platform could power future Android Wear devices
While Intel was backtracking on its "Edison" chip size claims, another Android Wear partner has claimed that its system-on-chip is the size of the proverbial SD card. Imagination Technologies (MIPS) ...
01:24 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Samsung confirms thinner and lighter Galaxy Tab 4 tablet range
Though the FCC took away the element of surprise, Samsung has just launched three new mid-range Galaxy Tab 4 tablets. The series consists of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8-inch Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and -...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Here's a look at ThinkGeek's 2014 April Fools' products
Those of you with the appropriate geek cred know the score by now. Every year on April 1st, ThinkGeek, purveyor of nerdy novelty delights, takes part in the "I fooled you, internets" game. But unlike...
01:00 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget This is not a prank: ThinkGeek and the business of April Fools'
Snow was falling in the form of those soft white, potato-flake chunks you usually see in films. I'd barely finished my morning cup of coffee and without that crucial mental aid, I was having a hard t...
12:30 pm -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget New surgical robot makes it easier to perform complicated surgeries (video)
Those who visited our Expand events in San Francisco and New York last year already know that Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot allows for minimally invasive surgery while still giving doctors the ...
11:00 am -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget April Fools' 2014 roundup: selfie-taking drones, smartgloves and more
For the last 24 hours (and likely the next 12), excitable company execs have been barraging our inbox,YouTube and your social media networks with their best shenanigans. Love it or loathe it (and you...
07:41 am -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Tesla Model S is 'low hanging fruit' for hackers to remotely track or unlock cars
Tesla has toughened the Model S' underbody to help prevent any more fires, but apparently it needs to add some reinforcement to its network features too. An enterprising hacker can't quite drive one ...
04:40 am -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Verizon FiOS Media Server arrives as Quantum TV DVR that records up to 12 channels at once
We double checked the calendar too, but no, it's not an April Fools joke -- Verizon's FIOS Media Server is finally available in a few areas as a part of the new Quantum TV package. The VMS1100 upgrad...
03:03 am -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Square Market now accepts Bitcoins
Square Market's one of the latest e-retailers to realize that Bitcoins might not be too cryptic to be used as a legit payment option, after all. The e-commerce website now accepts payments made using...
01:54 am -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget New York Public Library now lets you use 20,000 historical maps for free
Ever wanted to see what New York City's maps looked like before skyscrapers took over... or before Americans took over, for that matter? It's now easy as pie. The New York Public Library has publishe...
01:27 am -04 - Tue, April 1, 2014
Engadget Daily Roundup: interview with Xbox's Phil Spencer, Google's Pokmon Challenge 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...
11:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Must See HDTV for the week of March 31st: HIMYM finale, Game of Thrones, Final Four
March Madness comes to an end this weekend, but it's the perfect time for the return of one of our favorite series, HBO's Game of Thrones. It's joined Sunday night by the premiere of Mike Judge's new...
11:46 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Study claims kill switch for stolen cellphones could save $2.5 billion per year
It's easy to understand the personal benefits of a potential kill switch requirement for cellphones; thieves would have less incentive to swipe your handset if they knew that it would become a brick....
11:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Political backlash against Mozilla's new CEO continues as OkCupid suggests browser alternatives
Last week Mozilla appointed former CTO Brendan Eich as its new CEO, but the response to that move has centered on something other than its focus on mobile. In 2008 Eich donated $1,000 to support Prop...
09:58 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Google+ adds page view counts to user profiles
Earlier this month, we learned that Twitter's considering introducing view counts to individual tweets, and it looks like Google+ just flipped the switch on a similar initiative. Follower counts are ...
09:19 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Outlook Web App for Android will help your smartphone fit in at work
It's easy to find Android phones that can handle the Exchange-based email you often find in the workplace, but they don't always support all the latest features. That won't be a problem for much long...
08:43 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget The government is about to make outdoor WiFi faster
Just over a year ago, the FCC said it was working on a proposal to make outdoor and public WiFi faster, and, well, it's finally come to pass. Today, the outfit announced that it has freed some 100 me...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Samsung ATIV SE leak hints at April launch, warmed over Galaxy S 4 specs
Samsung's ATIV SE hasn't been a terribly well-kept secret, but we've heard precious little about the Verizon-bound Windows Phone beyond its use of a 5-inch, 1080p display. However, tipsters have give...
08:21 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Samsung ATIV SE leak hints at April launch, warmed-over Galaxy S 4 specs
Samsung's ATIV SE hasn't been a terribly well-kept secret, but we've heard precious little about the Verizon-bound Windows Phone beyond its use of a 5-inch, 1080p display. However, tipsters have give...
07:49 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Republic Wireless adds Moto Maker for customizing your Moto X
It's been a long time coming, but Motorola's Moto Maker phone-building tool has finally arrived for Republic Wireless customers. The low-cost carrier has sold the Moto X for several months already, b...
07:14 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget T-Mobile's latest UnCarrier move: removing employer discounts
Over the past year, T-Mobile's new policies have ushered in a new wave of changes to the way the US wireless industry works. It was the first national operator to introduce phone financing plans, ear...
06:41 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget New Xbox head Phil Spencer promises renewed focus on gaming across all Microsoft platforms
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the new head of its Xbox division this morning: Phil Spencer, longtime Microsoft Studios leader and Xbox game dude. In Spencer's initial letter to the legions of...
06:09 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget LG G2 for Sprint gets a taste of Android 4.4 KitKat
LG G2 owners on Sprint no longer have to look on with envy as their friends on AT&T and T-Mobile get upgrades to Android 4.4 KitKat. The CDMA carrier has just started rolling out the OS update on...
05:42 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Amazon's Alpha House wins re-election, six new series set to debut
Amazon's Alpha House will return for a second season, with production beginning this summer. The original series, starring John Goodman and three other guys, follows a group of Republican senators li...
05:10 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget The NSA had an easier time breaking web encryption than previously thought
Internet security was turned on its ear in December when leaks revealed that the NSA had inserted a back door into a common encryption method from the RSA, a big security provider for remote work acc...
04:47 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Rdio and Crackle can now send music and free videos to your Chromecast
The Chromecast's media universe just got a little bit larger today. You can now stream Rdio's music service through the Google TV adapter using Android, iOS and web apps; you'll get both album art an...
04:25 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Google chooses you to become a Pokmon Master on April Fools'
Google's known for its weird and wonderful April Fools' jokes, but this year's edition might be the best we've seen. Because it's already April 1st in Australia and Japan, Google has introduced its "...
04:11 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Vudu's 1080p movies and TV shows are now streaming on Chromecast
After a short test period, Walmart's movie streaming service Vudu has launched Chromecast support across its website and mobile apps, adding to the long list of devices it's already available on. A f...
03:42 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Xbox gets a new leader at Microsoft: Phil Spencer
When longtime Xbox lead Marc Whitten left for Sonos recently, Microsoft was left without an exec to lead up one of its most powerful divisions. Today, Phil Spencer is stepping in to fill that spot --...
03:04 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Toshiba Encore review: an 8-inch Windows tablet that struggles to stand out
Toshiba is no stranger to Windows tablets, but what we've seen to date has typically been targeted at businesses or has otherwise been... limited. In that sense, the Encore is something special. It's...
02:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Samsung looks to Google for help in its latest legal battle with Apple
No matter how much we hope and pray, the legal wrangling between Apple and Samsung never seems to end. The latest court battle has Apple seeking up to $2 billion in damages from the Korean manufactur...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Square makes accounting easier for merchants by integrating with Xero
Square can make accepting credit cards easy for small businesses. Things get less simple, however, when it comes time to do the books for those businesses -- something that often involves painstaking...
01:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Samsung's new monitors include one with a billion-color, 3,840 x 2,160 screen
Now that Samsung's shown us the GS5, Gear 2 smartwatch and its latest Chromebook, it's time for the company's lesser-known product teams to come out of the woodwork. Next up: the display division, wh...
12:01 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget This is what the new CyanogenMod OS looks like on the OnePlus One
OnePlus has been constantly dishing out teasers for its upcoming One smartphone since December, but little is known about its UI until we received these two screenshots today, courtesy of a reliable ...
12:00 pm -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Sony's latest home audio systems balance looks, price and sound quality
Here's the thing with soundbars, sound plates and every other gadget that attempts to fill the niche between a full 5.1 home theater system and the tinny speakers built into your TV -- they rarely so...
10:56 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Intel's SD card-sized computer may not be so tiny after all
Back at CES, Intel made a big deal of the fact that it could squeeze a Linux-based PC with Bluetooth and WiFi into the size and shape of an SD card. However, with just a few months to go before the l...
10:03 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Ultrakam lets your iPhone capture higher resolution film-like video clips
While Sony and Samsung are busy making phones with 4K recording capabilities, one developer has worked its pixel magic to get more from iPhone cameras. Ultrakam is the first iOS app capable of record...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Olympus brings five-axis image stabilization to the point-and-shoot with $400 Stylus SH-1
Olympus introduced its five-axis image stabilization in 2012 with the OM-D E-M5. That $1,000 camera was mighty powerful for its day, but the new IS tech was perhaps its most impressive feature, enabl...
05:00 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Olympus Stylus Tough TG-3 ships with WiFi and f/2 lens for $350, dead fish sold separately
We question Olympus' decision to photograph its latest ruggedized cam next to a dead fish, then send that image out to reporters. But puzzling marketing practices aside, this is one impressive point-...
02:45 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget How would you change the Nexus 10?
It's a 10.1-inch tablet with a 2,560 x 1,600 display, and that's all we need to know. Google's Nexus 10 may have been the Galaxy Tab that everyone wanted, but what did our reviewer think of it? Sadly...
01:34 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget Weekends with Engadget: the future of Oculus Rift, new HTC One review and more!
Welcome to Weekends with Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines from the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. For even more news, subscribe to our Flipboard mag...
12:29 am -04 - Mon, March 31, 2014
Engadget The UK is finally making it legal to rip a CD on June 1st
After a lengthy two-year legislative process, the UK is nearly ready to drag its copyright law into the digital era. The country's Intellectual Property Office has published the final version of copy...